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America Is Choking: Operation Chokepoint

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Operation Chokepoint is another means of driving small businesses out of business. Why? Because the PTB want you totally dependent on big business for your every need. It is the “New-Feudalism”. – Shorty Dawkins, Associate Editor

This article comes from BlacklistedNews.com

by Mike Maloney

Last fall, I got a strange request from the bank I’ve been doing business with for more than 10 years. For the first time ever, this bank asked to see our books. When we asked why, they told us that they needed to review our risk profile.

It seemed odd to me, because we do everything by the book and are about as low-risk as a grocery store or a dry cleaning service. Not to mention the fact that, through all of the various fees we have to pay, our company generates tens of thousands of dollars in revenue for our bank each month.

With nothing to hide, we complied with the request. And naturally, we passed our unexpected risk assessment with flying colors. The bank thanked us for our cooperation, but never really explained the situation to my satisfaction.

A month later we were going through our semi-annual anti-money laundering (AML) training. This is another way we make sure our business is squeaky-clean at all times. Our employees are all trained to spot and report anything that has the appearance of illegality.

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I casually mentioned to our AML trainer that our bank had put us through this bizarre risk assessment a couple of months earlier.

“Oh, that’s because of Operation Choke Point” he said, as if it was common knowledge.

“Operation What Point?!” I replied.

He went on to tell me the full story, and it was so frightening that it literally caused the hair on my neck to stand on end.  Though he didn’t use these exact words, the point of what he was telling me was that the US government is waging a new war.  It’s an undeclared war.  It’s an underground war.  It’s a covert war.  But now, slowly but surely, more Americans are becoming aware of this war because they are finding out that they are the targets in this war.  They have become the enemy of the state.  That’s because this war is a war on small business in America.

If this power grab by the executive branch of our government is allowed to continue, Americans soon won’t be able to buy gold, guns, or a variety of other goods and services, because the businesses that sell them won’t exist. Operation Choke Point is a war on liberty that’s using ideological intimidation to put certain small businesses out of business.

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  1. If anyone thinks that this is
    1) American
    2) Lawful
    3) Being done by anything other then TRAITORS to the USA (or if you are afraid of the word “traitors” even though it does apply “domestic enemies of the USA

    Let me show you otherwise. BTW, we do need to do a REAL Grand Jury investigation into Obama, Holder, specific judges, etc. More on that later.

    Okay, from those who wrote, contributed to, and so on to our LEGITIMATE government:

    The Constitution’s framers, when they gathered to draft a Constitution for their newly liberated country, were fearful of putting too much power in the hands of any single person or institution, and most particularly in the executive; as they had just finished the war of independence from the rule of a tyrant King from distant lands.

    This was best summarized by James Madison in Federalist 47: “The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, selfappointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny… The magistrate in whom the whole executive power resides cannot of himself…administer justice in person, though he has the appointment of those who do administer it.”

    John Adams: “You have rights antecedent to all earthly governments; rights that cannot be repealed or restrained by human laws; rights derived from the Great Legislator of the Universe”

    Alexander Hamilton: “Constitutions of civil government are not to be framed upon a calculation of existing exigencies, but upon a combination of these with the probable exigencies of ages, according to the natural and tried course of human affairs. Nothing, therefore, can be more fallacious than to infer the extent of any power, proper to be lodged in the national government, from an estimate of its immediate necessities.”

    Thomas Jefferson: “I consider the foundation of the Constitution as laid on this ground: That “all powers not delegated to the United States, by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States or to the people.”To take a single step beyond the boundaries thus specially drawn around the powers of Congress, is to take possession of a boundless field of power, no longer susceptible of any definition.”

    James Madison, Federalist 14: “In the first place, it is to be remembered, that the general government is not to be charged with the whole power of making and administering laws. Its jurisdiction is limited to certain enumerated objects, which concern all the members of the republic, but which are not to be attained by the separate provisions of any”.

    Alexander Hamilton: “Every act of a delegated authority, contrary to the tenor of the commission under which it is exercised, is void. No legislative act, therefore, contrary to the Constitution, can be valid. To deny this, would be to affirm, that the deputy is greater than his principal; that the servant is above his master; that the representatives of the people are superior to the people themselves; that men acting by virtue of powers, may do not only what their powers do not authorize, but what they forbid.”

    James Madison, Federalist 39: “Each State, in ratifying the Constitution, is considered as a sovereign body, independent of all others, and only to be bound by its own voluntary act. In this relation, then, the new Constitution will, if established, be a FEDERAL, and not a NATIONAL constitution.”

    James Madison in a letter written to a Virginia senator, Joseph Cabell, Madison made his views unambiguous: the interstate and foreign commerce clauses were not intended, nor construed, to vest in Congress equivalent powers when regulating domestic and foreign commerce: “I always foresaw difficulties might be started in relation to the interstate commerce power. Being in the same terms with the power over foreign commerce, the same extent, if taken literally, would belong to it. Yet it is very certain it grew out of the abuse of the power of the importing states in taxing the non-importing, and was intended as a negative and preventative provision against injustice amongst the states themselves, rather than as a power to be used for the positive purposes of the General Government, in which alone, however, the remedial power could be lodged. And it will be safer to leave the power with this key to it, than to extend it all the qualities and incidental means belonging to the power over foreign commerce.”

    Thomas Jefferson: “Congress has not unlimited powers to provide for the general welfare, but only those specifically enumerated.”

    James Madison: “With respect to the words “general welfare,” I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators.”

    Daniel Webster: “Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.”

    Thomas Jefferson: “Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want bread.”

    Benjamin Franklin: “Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature.”

    Patrick Henry: “It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.”

    Thomas Jefferson:“I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves, And if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power.”

    George Washington: “The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty, and the destiny of the Republican model of government, are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally staked, on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.”

    James Madison, Federalist 46: “… the ultimate authority … resides in the people alone”

    Thomas Jefferson: “The issue today is the same as it has been throughout all history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite.”

    Thomas Jefferson: “Our legislators are not sufficiently apprized of the rightful limits of their power; that their true office is to declare and enforce only our natural rights and duties, and to take none of them from us.”

    Thomas Jefferson: “I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”

    Thomas Jefferson: “The government created by this compact (the Constitution) was not made the exclusive or final judge of the extent of the powers delegated to itself; since that would have made its discretion, and not the Constitution, the measure of its powers; but that, as in all other cases of compact among powers having no common judge, each party (the people of each state) has an equal right to judge for itself, as well of infractions as of the mode and measure of redress.”

    Thomas Jefferson: “It would be a dangerous delusion were a confidence in the men of our choice to silence our fears for the safety of our rights; that confidence is everywhere the parent of despotism; free government is founded in jealousy, and not in confidence; it is jealousy, and not confidence, which prescribes limited constitutions to bind down those whom we are obliged to trust with power; that our Constitution has accordingly fixed the limits to which, and no farther, our confidence may go…. In questions of power, let no more be said of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.”

    Thomas Jefferson: “…To consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions is a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy. Our judges are as honest as other men and not more so. They have with others the same passions for party, for power, and the privilege of their corps… The Constitution has erected no such tribunal, knowing that to whatever hands confided, with the corruption of time and party, its members would become despots….”

    Thomas Jefferson: “If the federal government is allowed to hold a monopoly on determining the extent of its own powers, we have no right to be surprised when it keeps discovering new ones.”

    Abraham Lincoln: “We, the people, are the rightful masters of both congress and the courts – not to overthrow the constitution, but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution”

    Abraham Lincoln: “Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of Temperance. It is a species of intemperance within itself, for it attempts to control a man’s appetite by legislation and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A prohibition law strikes at the very principles upon which our government was founded.” (That is why it was first tried on Alcohol. Then today it is “war on drugs”, “war on terror (a tactic… lol … no one is stupid enough to buy into that one)”, lightbulbs, etc.}

    Joseph Story, “Commentaries on the Constitution”: “Let the American youth never forget, that they possess a noble inheritance, bought by the toils, and sufferings and blood of their ancestors; and capable, if wisely improved, and faithfully guarded, of transmitting to their latest posterity all the substantial blessings of life, the peaceful enjoyment of liberty, property, religion, and independence…Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them.”

    Alexander Hamilton: “Until the people have, by some solemn and authoritative act, annulled or changed the established form, it is binding upon themselves collectively, as well as individually; and no presumption, or even knowledge, of their sentiments, can warrant their representatives in a departure from it, prior to such an act.”

    James Madison, Federalist Number 57, wrote that Congress “can make no law which will not have its full operation on themselves and their friends, as well as on the great mass of the society.” (Yes, that does include those who serve within our governments and within law enforcement.)

    Thomas Jefferson: “Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law’ because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual”. (Here Jefferson is talking about “color of law” those pretend laws that were created by those who were NEVER given that authority, and enforced by those who do not understand our government and keep their Oath – which makes them a felon since it IS a felony to break it.)

    No where within the US Constitution does it allow anyone who serves within our governments to destroy small business, the peoples right to own property, their (not corporations, banks, even those governmental agencies natural right to water, heritage seeds, gardening, feeding the hungry and poor, trading their goods/food/etc, weapons of all types (and training on weapons of war is REQUIRED by the US Constitution), natural right to fish, hunt, have a fire, travel anywhere by any means, etc all and more existed before the government. No permits required.

    Once people claimed land, they created boundaries and rules for letting others onto and use of, that land. That extends to the boundaries of our states, our nation itself. it is a NATURAL thing as far as creating anything can be.

    Dr. Edwin Vieira puts it very well: “This has nothing to do with personalities or subjective ideas. It’s a matter of what the Constitution provides…

    The government of the United States has never violated anyone’s constitutional rights…
    The government of the United States will never violate anyone constitutional rights, because it cannot violate anyone’s constitutional rights. The reason for that is: The government of the United States is that set of actions by public officials that are consistent with the Constitution. Outside of its constitutional powers, the government of the United States has no legitimacy. It has no authority; and, it really even has no existence. It is what lawyers call a legal fiction.

    … the famous case Norton v. Shelby County… The Court said: “An unconstitutional act is not a law; it confers no rights; it imposes no duties. It is, in legal contemplation, as inoperative as though it had never been passed.”

    And that applies to any (and all) governmental action outside of the Constitution…”
    What are the defining characteristics of a limited government? They are its disabilities; what it does not have legal authority to do. Look at the First Amendment… What does it do? It guarantees freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom of religion. But how does it do that? I quote: “Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech or of the press” etcetera. “Congress shall make no law;” that’s a statement of an absence of power. That’s a statement of a disability. End quote.

    It is really important that people understand what treason is, and WHO it is an action against. It is not treason to want to get rid of the person who serves within our governments – in any position, and there are many lawful ways to do so. So now you know that is NOT treason. So who is treason against here in America under the US Constitution? It is against the sovereign of the nation, which here is the PEOPLE of our nation.

    Don’t believe me? Go learn here: http://www.shastadefense.com/Dare-Call-It-Treason-21.pdf

    I am openly accusing Obama, Holder, Feinstein, Ogden, Rice, both Bush’s, Cheney, Biden, all of the judges, and the rest involved in the “secret court to commit First Degree Murder, etc, etc, etc of committing the ACT of TREASON against the USA, against the American people, and I demand a Grand Jury Investigation into their actions.

    Auspices legally defined as under governmental auspices, under their protection or support; patronage yet the Bill of Rights says it is entirely ours.

    Amendment 5: “No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”

    Add to that the The Preamble to the US Constitution says, “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

    Then the Preamble to the Bill of Rights; “THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent MISCONSTRUCTION or ABUSE of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution….”

    Definition of “misconstruction” is “an inaccurate explanation, interpretation, or report; a misunderstanding.”

    Definition of “abuse” is “everything that is contrary to good order established by usage. Departure from reasonable use; immoderate or improper use.”
    (all definitions courtesy of legaldictionary online)

    How we create a Grand Jury, though we have been letting those in government “guide” us, should we do so anymore since they have been giving incorrect information to those who sit as jurors? Grand Jury investigations is up to us to create and assign the appropriator people to do.

    Justice Antonin Scalia himself, when writing for the majority said In the Supreme Court case of United States v. Williams, 112 S.Ct. 1735, 504 U.S. 36, 118 L.Ed.2d 352 (1992) tells us how to create a real Grand Jury when he admits that it is NOT under any branch of our governments.

    “The grand jury is mentioned in the Bill of Rights, but NOT in the body of the Constitution. It has NOT been textually assigned, therefore, to any of the branches described in the first three Articles. T IS A CONSTITUTIONAL FIXTURE IN ITS OWN RIGHT. IN FACT THE WHOLE THEORY OF ITS FUNCTION IS THAT IT BELONGS TO NO BRANCH OF THE INSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT, serving as a kind of buffer or referee between the Government and the people”.

    “Thus, CITIZENS HAVE THE UNBRIDLED RIGHT TO EMPANEL THEIR OWN GRAND JURIES AND PRESENT “True Bills” of indictment to a court, which is then REQUIRED to commence a criminal proceeding. Our Founding Fathers presciently thereby created a “buffer” the people may rely upon for justice, when public officials, including judges, criminally violate the law.” (Misbehavior)

    “The GRAND JURY IS AN INSTITUTION SEPARATE FROM THE COURTS, over whose functioning the courts do not preside, we think it clear that, as a general matter at least, NO SUCH “SUPERVISORY” JUDICIAL AUTHORITY EXISTS. The “common law” of the Fifth Amendment demands a traditional functioning grand jury.”

    “Although the grand jury normally operates, of course, in the courthouse and under judicial auspices, its institutional relationship with the judicial branch has traditionally been, so to speak, at arm’s length. Judges’ direct involvement in the functioning of the grand jury has generally been confined to the constitutive one of calling the grand jurors together and administering their oaths of office. The GRAND JURY’S FUNCTIONAL INDEPENDENCE FROM THE JUDICIAL BRANCH IS EVIDENT IN BOTH THE SCOPE OF ITS POWER TO INVESTIGATE CRIMINAL WRONGDOING, AND IN THE MANNER IN WHICH THAT POWER IS EXERCISED.”

    “THE GRAND JURY ‘CAN INVESTIGATE MERELY ON SUSPICION THAT THE LAW IS BEING VIOLATED, OR EVEN BECAUSE IT WANTS ASSURANCE THAT IT IS NOT.’ It need not identify the offender it suspects, or even “the precise nature of the offense” it is investigating. The grand jury requires no authorization from its constituting court to initiate an investigation, nor does the prosecutor require leave of court to seek a grand jury indictment. And in its day-to-day functioning, the grand jury generally operates without the interference of a presiding judge. It swears in its own witnesses and deliberates in total secrecy.”

    “Recognizing this tradition of independence, we have said the 5th Amendment’s constitutional guarantee presupposes an investigative body ‘acting independently of either prosecuting attorney or judge”

    “Given the grand jury’s operational separateness from its constituting court, it should come as no surprise that we have been reluctant to invoke the judicial supervisory power as a basis for prescribing modes of grand jury procedure. Over the years, we have received many requests to exercise supervision over the grand jury’s evidence-taking process, but we have refused them all. “it would run counter to the whole history of the grand jury institution” to permit an indictment to be challenged “on the ground that there was incompetent or inadequate evidence before the grand jury.” (End quote by Justice Antonin Scalia)

  2. This is what most have yet to realize. Please share and inform others at will!

    USA TODAY October 23, 2014 Special report: America’s perpetual state of emergency

    WASHINGTON — The United States is in a perpetual state of national emergency.
    Thirty separate emergencies, in fact. An emergency declared by President Jimmy Carter on the 10th day of the Iranian hostage crisis in 1979 remains in effect almost 35 years later.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/10/22/president-obama-states-of-emergency/16851775/?AID=10709313&PID=6157437&SID=1n1hxqehvn9oa

  3. Beginning last Summer I noticed there were way more chemtrails than usual over Memphis, TN. And one morning I spotted some sort of missile coming from the northwest where there is a naval base. I have a picture of it.
    In August it was on the news that government had predicted that the MidSouth was going to experience a drought that would last several decades. I was wondering, how can government possibly predict weather yrs in advance unless it intended to create it?
    That got me to thinking about California, how the government had shut down the “breadbasket.” I think that’s San Diego County. They shut off the water there to protect a minnow and now all those people who farmed for a living, were self-sufficient, are now on welfare, have to have food and water trucked in. Government created that problem. Add that to the chemtrails in California (look for videos on youtube of the chemtrails in grid patterns and one of a Cali rep speaking about the damage done by chemtrails to the UN)
    Anyways, I think government wants us to not be able to feed ourselves so that we are dependent on foreign countries for food.

  4. CAL – nice!

    DENISE – is there any chance that what you saw was launched from Millington? (ya know …9 klics or so up Hwy 51N)?

    1. Oh geezzzz. Never-mind Denise! (That has to be the dumbest question I’ve ever asked). slap! slap! I’m okay now….

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