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Sunday, March 27, 2011

I Will, I Am

I have been thinking about this for a long time. Ever since I wrote The Constitutionalist and recognized that most of our liberties had been given over by the Supreme Court to the legislature, I have tried to figure out a way to regain them. At times that has not been understood to be a peaceful means. What power has any government relinquished just because it was right?

Shortly after writing the book the Tea Party began to take shape and build influence. I realized that most of what I thought needed to happen could be done through the Tea Party. But, I have never joined a real Tea Party. I am a member on some of the websites, but I attend no particular meeting. I go to a number of events and have attended meetings of a number of different organizations, often as a speaker. Yet, I have not taken part. The reason is I have never quite believed that they would accomplish the task. They were too timid of conflict and conflict is the only means of securing power that has been taken away.

I am not content to sit by and watch the continued destruction of liberty in this nation. It is time for action. We must, as a people, understand that there is no vote that we will ever be given that will secure liberty. There is no person we can elect that will return liberty to the people. Too many are dependent upon the way things are to go messing around with freedom. We saw in Wisconsin what happens in America when politicians try to do the right thing. They are mobbed and threatened by the moochers and parasites living off the carcass of liberty.

I write a lot about action. Those who have read my posts over the past several months and even years, know that I do not counsel that which I will not do. I do not pretend to make sacrifices and brag about my accomplishments. If I were not now actively engaged in what I am about to suggest, I would not put it forward for comment.

A few things have become completely clear to me over the past several months, things I always knew about myself, but they have now been confirmed and strengthened. 1) I am no leader; 2) I cannot prescribe actions for others; 3) I do not have the patience for political evolutions; 4) I am much too willing to be a martyr for my own good.

These facts have all come together to form a conclusion. It is time right now to start doing things. I have been contacted by the State of Colorado demanding that I explain Guardians of Liberty, to register it as a charity, or not and explain its role in politics. I maintain that Guardians of Liberty is a Delaware corporation and a private enterprise and I owe the government no explanation. This is going to get me into trouble. When and if I face a jury, which I hope to do, I am going to remind them something I am going to remind all of you about right now.

We are free people. We owe the government no allegiance that is not secured by their obedience to the Constitution of the United States. The Constitution is not just our founding document but a contract with the people. Where the government has broken the contract, it is in breach and deserves no loyalty. Where you extend loyalty to that corruption you might as well offer it to a king, or a Soviet-style troika. When a free people abide by a broken contract they become complicit in its destruction and I will not give my consent to that act.

If you want liberty from this corrupt government you have to take it. It will not be given back to you. You can take it by failing to cooperate with whatever imposition they would put you through, but it will cost you something. Liberty is not free. You can think about all of the bad things that are in store for this nation, but if you think liberty will be the outcome, you are wrong. Strength is built up, it is not summoned all at once. When the union thugs decided to take your paycheck, they did it through the government. What have you done to stop them? Do you know how many billions they have taken from you and laughed in your face when you pointed to the Tea Party? You have to stop them. It is your money, your children's money and you will watch the government's muscle take it without a fight?

I don't care what you do. I have already seen the heart of most Americans and it is disappointing. I will no longer abide by the illegalities of a corrupt and limitless government. In every case in which I am brought before the jury I will tell them that the government is is in violation of the Constitution but they can fulfill their obligation as a citizen by refusing to convict where it is obvious that the law in question is unconstitutional.

Jury nullification is the only means open to us as a form of peaceful resistance. But that takes some cases and some of us must become those cases. I will, I am.

Graciously linked and quoted at Green Mountains Homesteading.
Graciously linked and quoted at That Mr. G Guy's blog.
Graciously linked and quoted at The Wisconsin Tenth Amendment blog.
Graciously linked at Western Rifle Shooters Association.
Graciously linked at III % Patriots.
Graciously linked and quoted at Free North Carolina.
Graciously linked and quoted at Hell On Earth.
Graciously linked and quoted at Randy's Right.

18 comments:

  1. Posted verbatim at http://greenmnts.blogspot.com/2011/03/nuts.html

    When it comes to poking a finger in the eye of the beast, your in good company TL!

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  2. Mr. Davis, you have my utmost admiration. Thank you, sir, for your inspiring posts and dedication to wresting our beloved nation from the @#$% seeking to destroy her. Good luck with standing up to the state. I pray your jury, should it come to this point, have the intelligence to understand your stand.

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  3. Linked and quoted at http://thatmrgguy.wordpress.com/2011/03/27/i-will-i-am-by-t-l-davis/

    Mike

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  4. Posted complete and linked at http://witenth.blogspot.com/2011/03/this-is-where-we-must-head.html

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  5. You are dead wrong with your point #1 (I am no leader).

    Your acts exemplify leadership.

    Watch your topknot, amigo.

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  6. I wrote this: "In the end, Liberty will be defined by the amount of freedom in the patch of ground under your feet. And the only human being responsible for that patch of ground is you."

    As usual, you are ahead of the curve and living it.

    If it comes to a Jury, let me know when and where. You know I'll be there. And if they convict...well, I may just have to come and get you. ;)

    Kerodin
    III

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  7. Jury Nullification Advocate Is Indicted
    New York Times ^ | February 25, 2011 | BENJAMIN WEISER

    Posted on Fri Feb 25 14:52:20 2011 by Second Amendment First

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    Since 2009, Mr. Heicklen has stood there and at courthouse entrances elsewhere and handed out pamphlets encouraging jurors to ignore the law if they disagree with it, and to render verdicts based on conscience.

    That concept, called jury nullification, is highly controversial, and courts are hostile to it. But federal prosecutors have now taken the unusual step of having Mr. Heicklen indicted on a charge that his distributing of such pamphlets at the courthouse entrance violates the law against jury tampering. He was arraigned on Friday in a somewhat contentious hearing before Judge Kimba M. Wood, who entered a not guilty plea on his behalf when he refused to say how he would plead. During the proceeding, he railed at the judge and the government, and called the indictment “a tissue of lies.”

    Mr. Heicklen insists that he never tries to influence specific jurors or cases, and instead gives his brochures to passers-by, hoping that jurors are among them.

    But he feels his message must be getting out, or the government would not have brought charges against him.

    “If I weren’t having any effect, would they do this?” said Mr. Heicklen, whose former colleagues recall him as a talented and unconventional educator. “You don’t have to be a genius to figure this thing out.”

    Prosecutors declined to comment on his case, as did Sabrina Shroff, a lawyer who was assigned to assist Mr. Heicklen. (He is acting as his own lawyer.)

    (Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...

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  8. What town and what address is this being held?

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  9. @FeminizedWesternMale - that would be the Kimba Wood made (in)famous in the 1993 "Nannygate" scandal.

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  10. Why did you incorporate at all? That is asking the state for a charter to be a synthetic person, I am confused, I ask no man or state for permission to assemble, or to congregate with like minded people, and my business is none of theirs. BTW, poking the bear here in NE WY.

    Sincerely,
    Wayne B

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  11. Good point, Wayne. All I can say is it seemed like the right thing to do at the time. I have only just come around to the idea that this ground that I stand on must be defended by these measures.

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  12. T.L.,

    I recently watched a video and it left me with some very disturbing thoughts. I do not want to be the full of himself fool, jumping up and down trying to draw attention at himself. Nor do I believe that it is wise to associate with such folks. Take a look and I would appreciate your thoughts on the matter.

    http://vinnysrants.blogspot.com/2011/03/its-dangerous-business-heading-out-door.html

    There is a crisis coming. We must all keep our heads.

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  13. Thanks for the reply, glad you took it the way intended, printed word sometimes comes out not as intended. We have a fellow in our little group who just loves to follow the "correct" way of doing things, I anger him a lot by questioning.
    Wayne B
    NE WY

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  14. Dissident, I saw a similar deal go down. It started in the movie theater. I really didn't hear the conversation, just some yelling at each other. After the movie, in the parking lot about 6 or 7 teen-agers had 2 20-somethings surrounded. Then I walked up and stood with the two of them and the that seemed to shock the teenagers and the smarter ones talked them out of the confrontation. The three of us knew how to fight, and the others were just punks, but when more people stand with those being threatened, it won't happen anymore.

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  15. Don't despair there, amigo. When TSHF, a lot of people sitting on their dead ass are going to take interest, pronto. It's what it usually takes. Can't say where we'll wind up, but if we try hard, and get a few blessings, maybe it'll be closer to where we want than where we are. May as well HOPE for the best, you already KNOW what the worst will be.

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  16. T.L. I admire your commitment,but I don't believe that you would get a Jury Trial to explain Guardians(have you been charged with a crime yet),and "IF" you would and the Jury did rule in your favor,The Judge will Overturn the Jury Decision claiming that the Jury did not understand the Law and Charges against you.

    Please look-up the Waco-6. The six survivors of the Waco Massacre where found Not Guilty of three of the four charges against them, these disicioms where overturned by the Fed.Judge and the six are still in Prision today.

    Dennis
    III
    Texas

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  17. Many years ago, when men could not reach agreement over a slight to one's honor, liberty, and many other disagreements, a duel was fought between individuals, communities, countries. "Might makes right."

    Today; that option for the most part has been taken from individuals, but is still retained by governments. Government rules by force and intimidation. If one does not capitulate, government will send a minion to see that he does. If the individual resists, the minion will kill him. But the person making the decision to kill him is never placed into harm's way.

    The man who would fight the government never sees his antagonist, only the hired hand.

    [W3]

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