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Hands Up, Don’t Execute

Lavoy executed

This article comes from DanSanchez.me

by Dan Sanchez

Many liberals passed sentence on the Citizens for Constitutional Freedom (CCF) weeks ago. The cowboys occupying the Malheur Wildlife Refuge headquarters in Oregon were criminals. Even worse, they were culturally unsympathetic criminals. “Y’all Qaeda,” was the taunt of choice for the smart set, which rocked with laughter when enterprising wags delivered sex toys to the squares.

Yet when they put joking aside, many progressives called for these “militants” to be dealt with as “the terrorists they were”: lethally and with extreme prejudice. Besides, many said, the right-wing nuts were probably a bunch of Islamophobic racists.

The law-and-order left got what they wanted on Tuesday of last week, when several CCF members were ambushed on the road by the FBI and Oregon State Police. CCF spokesman LeVoy Finicum was shot and killed, and the rest were arrested (some after also being shot). The killing was met mostly with approval or shrugs from progressives on social media.

One notable exception was Anonymous, which released a video declaring that:

“…Finicum was killed in cold blood, as his hands were in the air. Just as Anonymous called for justice in the killing of Michael Brown we call for justice now.”

Indeed, it was the police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson that first popularized the protest slogan, “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot,” which has been chanted by many of the same liberals now justifying Finicum being shot with his empty hands in the air.

During the Ferguson unrest however, the law-and-order right would have none of it. To them, Michael Brown was just a “thug,” a known criminal who had recently shaken down a store. If he didn’t want to get shot, he shouldn’t have resisted a cop, thought many of the same conservatives now outraged over the bloody government response to CCF’s armed defiance.

Both sides reduce all questions of justice to identity politics, and effectively treat rights as a sympathy-based concept.

For the left, Michael Brown was a sympathetic figure (an underserved youth of color), so he had Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights which were violated by Officer Darren Wilson. On the other hand, LaVoy Finicum was an unsympathetic figure (a right-wing, gun-owning good ‘ol boy), and a potential threat, so he was fair game to be gunned down in the snow.

For the right, LaVoy Finicum was a sympathetic figure (a God-fearing family man), so he had Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights which were violated by the FBI. On the other hand, Michael Brown was an unsympathetic figure (a young, black “thug”), and a potential threat, so he was fair game to be gunned down in the street.

Both are blinded by their respective bigotries to the truth that rights are inherent to the individual, and are not based on group identity or cultural affinity.

Nobody should be gunned down in the road like a rabid dog, regardless of whether the individual is a pillar of his community or a hardened criminal, a philanthropic saint or an incorrigible misanthrope. Every individual has an inalienable right to life: a right not to be killed unless that individual is presenting an imminent threat to the life of someone else.

And violence is only self-defense, if such an imminent threat is real. There are no “oopsies” allowed: not for cops, for Feds, or for anybody else. Killing someone is not “self-defense” just because you “thought” a threat existed.

And it doesn’t matter how paranoid their officer training has made them. It doesn’t matter how many times they’ve practiced with “No More Hesitation” targets with pictures of children, pregnant women, and elderly folk pointing guns at them. Murder is murder.

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  1. ATTENTION TO THE MANAGEMENT, I just finished listening to an hour of Sheriff Ozzie Kenezovich <sp.run down run over demonize Oath Keepers, CSPOA and Brandon Smith. This is in Spokane WA. where there are a lot of OKers and patriots,E. WA. N.ID.He said, that all of you were lying about the facts at Burns, along with a string of other accusations.I hope there was an oath keeper listening and recording the program. He also was down on Rep. Matt Shea and Sheriff K was on right after American Redoubt with John Jacob. perhaps John or Matt got the recording or maybe someone can get it from Tom Reed manager from radio 630 AM the Liberty Broadcasting Channel.Sheriff K said WE were being incited to start a revolution, while I think it is the other way around. I think this administration and the demonic powers that be are trying to start a war.
    Any way this was a hard letter for me to write, but I just felt like you guys deserved a heads up and maybe would investigate this further.
    For God and country, CB

    1. We have a real problem here in Washington State. From Yakima to the East basically. It’s been happening for about 30 years now. No one would listen. Here’s a video to give you an idea how the deputies are getting revved up.

  2. I like this article I defended brown as much as I defend lavoy’s death. I called it murder, just as I do this one. i read browns transcripts, and find it hard to believe a Jury of good conscious were not able to call it true bill. I can’t believe a jury of good conscious can also turn around and call for indictment of Ammon, and CO. I don’t believe many are of good conscious any more personally. One it’s prophetic to not be, and really that’s all you need.

    1. Seriously – Brown tried to grab the officer’s gun. He was charging the officer – we saw video of the guy’s brutality. THERE. IS. NO. COMPARISON!!! I don’t give a damn what color they are – it’s not the same so STOP THE FALLACIOUS COMPARISON.

  3. Mitch McConnell Sponsors Bill that Would Open Up Use of US Military Force to Obama Anywhere at His Discretion, both Foreign & Domestic: http://freedomoutpost.com/2016/02/mitch-mcconnell-sponsors-bill-that-would-open-up-use-of-us-military-force-to-obama-anywhere-as-his-discretion-both-foreign-domestic/

    The wording of this is VERY DECEITFUL and open ended. “This bill text has not yet been received from the Government Printing Office.”

    Click link and OPPOSE: https://www.popvox.com/bills/us/114/sjres29

    PLEASE POST EVERYWHERE!!!!!!!

  4. There is absolutely no comparison between Michael Brown and LaVoy Finicum and I’m quite fed up with people trying to make Finicum’s assassination into a racial issue. Street thug Michael Brown was not ambushed by Fed mercenaries he was killed after attacking a cop who was still in his cop car. Finicum never attacked anyone. I wish the Oathkeepers had not published such a dreadful article.
    I am also wondering why the Oathkeepers, whom I admire and respect, have not taken issue with the fact that in the crappy video the feds released it was shown, under high resolution, that the assassin that came out from the trees fired a taser at Lavoy with his left hand and had handgun in his right. The assassin can be seen to holster the handgun after he had discharged it and then pulled and rolled up the taser wires as he made his way to the road. Why isn’t this evidence of even more brutality being made an issue?

    1. 2 of the things that were brought to my attention tonight:
      The aerial video by all indications WAS EDITED, at the very least at 39:40. You can see the time freeze for a couple seconds AND the video jump. What are they cutting? FLIR??
      The reporter questioning tight-lipped heavily armed unmarked mercenaries(?) and the Anti Terrorism vehicles in Burns.
      Also saw a longer interview with survivor Victoria Sharp and her story has not changed. Starting at minute 35: https://youtu.be/GrS5B1NtDm4

  5. Two things to keep in mind are: 1). the real revolution or fighting back against tyrants in America, will not be televised. 2) You won’t know who the patriots are that are fighting the battle. At least in the beginning you won’t.

    The FBI and all tyrants in America hate anonymity. This is why the FBI is hell bent on Americans not having encryption that the FBI doesn’t have a back door to. They fear people setting up successful anonymous operations which the FBI can’t stop.

    The FBI fears anonymous ghosts, who strike and disperse at their own choosing and are not infiltrated by undercover FBI scum.

  6. I don’t know what to say about this situation. To see a man like Lavoy..gunned down like that and to see these people labeled terrorist by America…knowing damb good and well they are anything but, it cuts me to the core. When I ask, when will the end of this insanity come. In the beginning they say patriots will be few…I’m starting to believe it.

  7. Are the Oathkeepers aware of the organized stalking and harassment of innocent Americans? I have been stalked mercilessly by well-organized groups in 4 different states and in 12 different locations, from Boulder County, Colorado to Western Maine to Frederick and Washington County, Maryland to Guilford County, North Carolina. In each place, there was a quasi-secretive/underground group of citizens, law enforcement, intelligence, private contractors and a ton of criminals on probation or parole, sticking to me virtually 24/7/365. Reporting the people involved only made matters worse, as those particular people would disappear, and would be replaced by others. Some of the stalkers were my neighbors, and I confronted them politely, but they would not let up. I couldn’t justify harming others, so I’ve been running from place to place with no end in sight.

    At first, in a small town in Colorado, I thought the hyper-vigilance of some of the men and the 24/7 surveillance of me was due to me being new and the town being a very small, close-knit sort of thing (“small town, big Hell” hazing), but my stalking continued in the “progressive” city of Boulder and included First Responders. My homes have been repeatedly broken into, and my possessions destroyed, altered and stolen. All security has been easily circumvented. After fleeing to the middle of nowhere in Maine, my stalking resumed first day out on a hike, and my homes were again broken into, vandalized and possession vandalized and stolen. Same pattern in Maryland and North Carolina, including First Responders.

    Perhaps the worse thing is my family here in North Carolina are D.O.D. and DC-connected and know what is happening to me but won’t say a word. I have been totally shunned and excommunicated from family and friends many of whom are military, but no one has the courage to tell me why. Neighbors aren’t talking either. I realize this may sound like persecutory delusions, but I see a therapist regularly who knows what is happening, that some police and other first responders are involved, but she is also scared for her family. What the hell is going on? Do any of you know what I’m talking about?

    I served our country by working as a teacher and social worker, until a rare medical condition totally disabled me. I am not the only person being stalked like this. We need help desperately, especially any inside knowledge of the program, to help expose it. The people participating in this will eventually be turned against the general population and especially dissenters.

    All the people orchestrating and implementing it need to be brought to justice. It appears groups like the National Sheriffs’ Association’s National Neighborhood Watch and DHS’s Citizen Corps are involved, perhaps many of them are misguided; but it is very hard to get anyone to talk about it. With the amount of criminals being used to stalk, you’d think it would be easy to get them to leak, but they know how massive the system is and that it will be turned on them, if they talk. We need ethical investigators to nab some of the criminal stalkers and entice them to talk and offer them protection.

    A monster has been created and people are being stalked like the brownshirts stalked the Jews. It is real and we need your help. Thanks for keeping an open mind, looking into it and helping to do anything to bring this atrocity down. With close to 2,000 private contracted companies and 1500 govt agencies involved in “national security” and 70 percent of the intelligence budget going to private contractors, that’s 60-70 billion dollars going to who knows what. Point is, there’s plenty of money to fuel this monster.

    Please email me with any insight or ideas to help expose “it.”

    1. Excuse me, but can you tell us *why* you are being “stalked”? You’re coming across a bit irrationally here, maybe even paranoid. So please help us understand *why* you are being stalked. It may help you to just write down the reasons why you think you are being stalked. Thank you.

      Salute!
      Elias Alias, editor

      1. Elias,

        Thanks for your response.

        Nowadays, the govt does not need a reason why. The government is working with private sector on methods of population control and ways of chilling dissent, starting with easy targets or ‘outliers.’ The way ‘targets’ are picked for the ‘full court press’ organized stalking is by vulnerability and risk of exposure of the targeting. They can’t slay everyone in cold blood, and they can’t risk exposure from following well-known or connected ‘dissidents.’

        Do you have a good sense of what the 3500 public and private ‘entities’ working in ‘national security’ are doing? I know that I don’t. But I do have an early glimpse into a population control program. Perhaps others here have friends still in law enforcement or intelligence who know all about the program. Humor me and please look into it.

        ‘Outliers’ without family and friends are picked first, because they are not able to expose the targeting. People laugh and don’t even consider the possibility, even though much worse has happened throughout history. Those of you with support (friends and family) would not be targeted, at this point, because the program would risk exposure. That’s why I am appealing to you.

        Most people in the cross-hairs are simply ‘targets of opportunity,’ because there is no one or few people to witness their ‘targeting.’ The criteria is not what someone did or said, but whether they are a good target or not. The ‘most vulnerable’ are chosen. And there’s billions of dollars in grant money and 70-percent of the intelligence budget goes to the private sector (around 60 billion). So, there’s plenty of money. And if you can get neighborhood watches thinking they are ‘monitoring terrorists,’ you can get a lot of useful idiots not even bothering to check out who they are stalking and doing it for free.

        As the East German Stasi learned, they couldn’t execute and torture everyone, as it was bad PR; so, they implemented a program known as ‘Zersetzung,’ which targeted dissenters in an almost invisible manner (to others beside the target):

        https://www.ted.com/talks/hubertus_knabe_the_dark_secrets_of_a_surveillance_state?language=en

        I realize I am posting this in the wrong space and I apologize for that. I appreciate your posting my comment and consideration of what I’m saying. I fully expect skepticism, as what I am saying does indeed sound paranoid. Thing is, this program is real and people need your help.

        The government can’t execute all dissenters like Finicum, because it would lead to revolt. They are developing and honing techniques to quell dissent by first targeting ‘easy targets,’ especially if they are dissenters.

        I am a writer, researcher and activist. My ‘activism’ may play a small part in my initial targeting, but the reason it went ‘full court press,’ virtually 24/7/365 was simply because I was already isolated. That’s it. I’m just an insignificant speck.

        Why this program exists is to hone methods to control the population and to quell dissent as quietly as possible.

        Yes, I agree that there are many people here who are way out on a limb and may be on many different watch-lists, but the question is, “Could they get away with ‘full court press’ conspicuous surveillance and harassment without a big black-lash and press?”

        If anyone presents enough of an exposure threat, they will wait to get you down the road. Of course, from time-to-time they will execute someone, but mass execution or torture is not sustainable and will backfire.

        I appreciate you posting the comment in the first place.

        COINTELPRO AND Operation Chaos led to the Church Commission. They learned from this and are using techniques that can be concealed and are not easily seen by witnesses.

        Please check out http://fightgangstalking.com/

    2. You may want to seek help. Start by looking in the mirror. Is there something you’ve done or said that would warrant such actions? If not go to a shrink.

      I know for a fact I’m on all the best governmental lists and no one’s following me……

      1. Greg K,

        I realize you’ll probably not read this, as it has been several days, but I wanted to respond to your question, just in case; because I need some help from ethical law enforcement and/or other first responders (or military or veterans who are closely connected and can take a look at what I am trying to shed some light on).

        While I have been outspoken on a number of issues (war, the history of the govt involvement in horrific programs like MK Ultra and related programs, the medicinal of cannabis, etc.), I have not committed any act against another person, at all, especially something that would deserve a virtual 24/7/365 ‘full court press’ that trickles down into every neighborhood watch I’ve lived (12 locations in 4 states) and also includes some local law enforcement, some private contractors; and yes, criminals (people on parole and probation — for instance, my next door neighbor was arrested for abduction of a child and human trafficking in August of 2014 and he has been running around free since then. He’s free because his family is involved in organized stalking).

        I have never even been charged with a crime, have no record, and haven’t done anything to hurt anyone. I got in a few scraps growing up and maybe hurt some fragile egos (maybe one with psychopathology?). Is that the sort of “look in the mirror” you’re talking about, Greg? That’s the goods; that’s it.

        I worked to help people not hurt them. I pose no threat to my community and to society. Never have. I worked with people and poured my heart into it. I also am an expert dog trainer. I’m good to have around. I have great respect — and at times, admiration — for LEOs, other first responders and the military. I just don’t agree with the way our military and our good men and women are used. That, of course, is not a crime worthy of being stalked by misguided and/or rogue aspects of LEO, contractors, fusion centers, DHS, etc…

        And my therapist does not believe that I am delusional, nor do they believe I suffer from a severe and persistent mental illness, like schizophrenia, bipolar, etc…She is trying to get the police to help, but the cops are acting like their hands are tied by someone more powerful and going along with it. I don’t know why the cops continue to let crime after crime occur and refuse to investigate.

        I have some vindictive, possibly psychopathic people in my family, but I have no hidden crimes or actions. Perhaps my character has been smeared by blatant lies; that’s one way to get community after community after someone. The person I suspect is the “Puppet Master” is a convincing pathological liar.

        I know there are a lot of good cops, servicemen and women who would not participate in what I’ve been targeted by. I suspect that someone in my family familiar with the program got me put onto it.

        Do you know what “it” is, Greg?

        Does anyone in Oathkeepers know about organized stalking and why/how people get put in the cross-hairs? Are there people within Oathkeepers who know about it, but are looking the other way? Organized stalking is antithetical to the Constitution, your oaths, good law, ethics, values…

        I’m a former teacher and social worker who worked hard, graduated from a damn hard university a long time ago (a privilege) and do not have a history that is at all consistent with mental illness, and have been “cleared” by shrinks repeatedly.

        Some horrific targeting is going on. I’m guessing it is possibly a rogue program testing out methods to quell dissent quietly, and I am begging Oathkeepers to help expose it — to help end it. Look into what I am saying, and you could help unravel and expose one of the most evil programs known to man, before it is too late.

        I fully appreciate — completely — that it sounds bat-shit crazy, but what I described above has indeed been going on for more than a decade. I am indeed hysterical, because what I described above is really happening. And I suspect there are some Oathkeepers who know what I am talking about and are looking the other way.

        The backgrounds of the founder and the people involved in Oathkeepers are incredible. I can’t fathom how a program so evil and so big would go unnoticed and be able to hide from your watchful eyes. If you think “it” only targets the guilty, you are tragically wrong. Besides, we have a Constitution and legal system that is supposed to deal with dangerous people, not rogue vigilantes!

        Any program that stalks the living daylight out of individuals, with no charges pressed and no trial, is unconstitutional, and no one from Oathkeepers should be participating or involved in hiding it.

        Please help.

  8. In honor and memory of LaVoy my M-1A will be getting painted in red themes with the slogan “first blood”. When fellow shooters at the range ask what it represents, I’ll forever tell the story of his murder and message.

    1. Nice jester Rebel Patriot 1775. I too honor LaVoy Finicum and have and will tell the story of his death to all I know and will ever know. I think the Oath Keeper Headquarters should make him an honorary Oath Keeper and place a permanent “Oath Keeper” marker (logo) on his grave site in his memory. What say all?

  9. i must have missed something in the video. the leo shot
    Lavoy when he lowered his arms and reached into his pocket correct ?

    1. They shot him while his hands were up, before he reached for the wound on his left side. They shot him nine times. Did you see that many shots fired by watching the video? No, you did not. You did not see the shots fired prior to him reaching to hold his side. Please try to figure out when and where nine shots were fired. You can’t see them in the FBI video. Nine times he was shot. That’s the end of the argument about him reaching for a gun he did not even have. Thank you.

      Salute!
      Elias Alias, editor

      1. Your comment is the first time I’ve seen a credible one about the amount of wounds. Most others I came across seemed to be based off a questionable Facebook post. Do we know the location of these wounds yet?

        1. I could see in the video that he was trying to get himself away from the vehicle, and also get the vehicle out of a line of fire situation… IN effect, keeping those in the vehicle safe from coming under fire, but alas…

          I wonder if an autopsy report would ever come out, on LaVoy… Also would like to see the FBI or OSP report on the processing of the scene… Ha, yeah, like that would be released…

      2. One of the youtubes I watched tonight IDed 7 shots, I can’t readily agree with, and also mentioned was the stumbling when he reached for his side, which would be consistent with getting hit. But as each analysis comes up I see something new, such as the lasers on his head when on the ground.
        Victoria’s testimony of the gunfire coming from rear driver side indicates that LaVoy’s driving penetrated beyond the optimal kill zone of the L ambush.
        Also note the indicative editing of the video at 39:40 where the clock stops for a couple seconds and the video jumps. Did someone momentarily turn on the FLIR?

  10. *repost from Bundy Ranch facebook

    Bundy Ranch shared Gavin Seim for Liberty’s video.

    https://www.facebook.com/callmegav/videos/10154241664677580/

    “If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom-go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” – Samuel Adams

  11. The guy committed suicide by cop. He reached for his pocket… TWICE no less… before he was shot. This was one of the “I am willing to die for this” types among the crew. He obviously wanted to be a martyr, though his cause was about the dumbest you could find.

    1. He was shot nine times. He was reaching instinctively where he had already been wounded. He had no wish to commit suicide. He was a very happy family man doing the work for liberty which pleased him. Please get the facts straight. Thanks.

      Salute!
      Elias Alias, editor

      1. Lavoy carried a wheel gun in a leather holster on his right side. He is reaching for his left side from his wound. He stumbles as he grabs his side. Very plain on the video. Man like that would never carry in his pocket and definitely not his left side since he was a right handed shooter. You could not cross draw from a pocket in a heavy coat. Try it.

    1. I didn’t even bother to see what you posted about Snopes…. FYI Snopes will tell you whatever Progressives want you to think. Highly non-credible source for anything.

  12. Not even racist Eric “the Thug”‘s InJustice Department indicted Officer Wilson for shooting Michael Brown. Who but the inexcusably naive can doubt they’d have loved to if they thought they could get away with it?

    I’m insulted that an article linked LaVoy’s death with Brown’s. And anyone who calls me “racist” for calling Brown a thug just lost the argument!

  13. I do not believe the Brown shooting should be compared to the Finicum murder. Publishing this article and lending credence to that notion kicks the door wide open for critics….bummer. The PR battle is critical, especially when truth is on your side eh?

  14. This election year we needn’t worry about who is elected president. This needs to be the year of the Constitutional Sheriff

  15. liberal (adj.) Look up liberal at Dictionary.com
    mid-14c., “generous,” also, late 14c., “selfless; noble, nobly born; abundant,” and, early 15c., in a bad sense “extravagant, unrestrained,” from Old French liberal “befitting free men, noble, generous, willing, zealous” (12c.), from Latin liberalis “noble, gracious, munificent, generous,” literally “of freedom, pertaining to or befitting a free man,” from liber “free, unrestricted, unimpeded; unbridled, unchecked, licentious,” from PIE *leudh-ero-, probably originally “belonging to the people” (though the precise semantic development is obscure; compare frank (adj.)), and a suffixed form of the base *leudh- “people” (cognates: Old Church Slavonic ljudu, Lithuanian liaudis, Old English leod, German Leute “nation, people;” Old High German liut “person, people”).

    With the meaning “free from restraint in speech or action,” liberal was used 16c.-17c. as a term of reproach. It revived in a positive sense in the Enlightenment, with a meaning “free from prejudice, tolerant,” which emerged 1776-88.

    http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=liberal

  16. The Citizens of the United States of America have a right to applaud themselves for giving to Mankind examples of an enlarged and liberal policy: a policy worthy of imitation,? wrote Washington. ?All possess alike liberty of conscience and immunities of citizenship. It is now no more that toleration is spoken of, as if it was by the indulgence of one class of people that another enjoyed the exercise of their inherent natural rights. For happily the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection, should demean themselves as good citizens.?
    George Washington in a letter to Touro Synagogue (1790)

    “Religious controversies are always productive of more acrimony and irreconcilable hatreds than those which spring from any other cause. Of all the animosities which have existed among mankind, those which are caused by the difference of sentiments in religion appear to be the most inveterate and distressing, and ought most to be depreciated. I was in hopes that the enlightened and liberal policy, which has marked the present age, would at least have reconciled Christians of every denomination so far that we should never again see the religious disputes carried to such a pitch as to endanger the peace of society.”
    George Washington – letter to Edward Newenham, October 20, 1792

    “God is an essence that we know nothing of. Until this awful blasphemy is got rid of, there will never be any liberal science in the world.”
    John Adams

  17. The Bill of Rights was a landmark piece of liberal legislation.

    The Glorious Revolution of 1688 in England laid the foundations for the development of the modern liberal state by constitutionally limiting the power of the monarch, affirming parliamentary supremacy, passing the Bill of Rights and establishing the principle of ‘consent of the governed’. The 1776 Declaration of Independence of the United States of America founded the nascent republic on liberal principles without the encumbrance of hereditary aristocracy; the declaration stated that “all men are created equal and endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, among these life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” echoing John Locke’s phrase “life, liberty, and property”.

    The 1776 Declaration of Independence of the United States of America founded the nascent republic on liberal principles without the encumbrance of hereditary aristocracy; the declaration stated that “all men are created equal and endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, among these life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness,” echoing John Locke’s phrase “life, liberty, and property”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_liberalism

    The Citizens of the United States of America have a right to applaud themselves for giving to Mankind examples of an enlarged and liberal policy: a policy worthy of imitation,? wrote Washington. ?All possess alike liberty of conscience and immunities of citizenship. It is now no more that toleration is spoken of, as if it was by the indulgence of one class of people that another enjoyed the exercise of their inherent natural rights. For happily the Government of the United States, which gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance, requires only that they who live under its protection, should demean themselves as good citizens.?
    George Washington in a letter to Touro Synagogue (1790)

    “Religious controversies are always productive of more acrimony and irreconcilable hatreds than those which spring from any other cause. Of all the animosities which have existed among mankind, those which are caused by the difference of sentiments in religion appear to be the most inveterate and distressing, and ought most to be depreciated. I was in hopes that the enlightened and liberal policy, which has marked the present age, would at least have reconciled Christians of every denomination so far that we should never again see the religious disputes carried to such a pitch as to endanger the peace of society.”
    George Washington – letter to Edward Newenham, October 20, 1792

    “God is an essence that we know nothing of. Until this awful blasphemy is got rid of, there will never be any liberal science in the world.”
    John Adams

  18. Now that Shauna Cox’s cell phone video has been released, it is plain that LaVoy was fired upon within seconds of exiting his truck, while both his hands were in the air. The gun they claim he had in his pocket is suspect, since he always carried in a holster on his right hip or on his shoulder, with the gun just above elbow height (not in a pocket near his hipbone). The Glock they showed in a photo is not safe to carry in one’s pocket, and LaVoy would know that, too. If he’d intended to shoot at the people who ambushed him, he’d have had his gun in hand BEFORE he ever left his vehicle. Murder, pure and simple.

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