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Alert! Insane Feds Seek To Destroy Disabled Veteran In Montana

What? Did you say your blood is not boiling yet? Then read this shocker by Redoubt News

Montana Disabled Veteran Convicted Over Stock Pond

May 13, 2016  *  By Shari Dovale

Montana Veteran Convicted Over Pond
… Here We Go Again!

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You might remember that Andy Johnson, the rancher from Wyoming, just won his case this week against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

That battle concerned their environmentally friendly stock pond on their private property. The EPA demanded that he remove the pond and threatened him with fines of $37,500 per day if he did not comply. The case was settled this week and the Johnson Family are happy.


He is not the only citizen that the EPA has targeted. More cases are coming to light on the extreme overreach of this organization.

Joe Robertson w Shasha May 2016Disabled Navy veteran Joseph Robertson, 77, of Basin, Montana, and his wife, Carri, own about 200 acres of beautiful Montana mountain land. They homestead the White Pine Lode patented mining claim that he owns, and live “green” as Robertson is quick to explain. “I’ve worked over 30 years for mining corporations and I know what contamination is.”

They lease a portion of it to the Helena Veteran’s Support group. They offer camping, hiking and more to veterans and their families. “There is a great veteran support group here,” Robertson tells Redoubt News.

They, also, own a large Freight-liner water tender that they loan to the volunteer fire department, and share with their neighbors. Additionally, they have an outfitted fire truck, including foam, hose reels, etc. that they use with the volunteer fire department.

They love their community and are active in helping, and sharing with, their neighbors.

Due to multiple fires in the area over the past several years, Robertson has maintained and improved his property by building stock ponds for his animals and fire prevention for his and the neighbor properties.

But, he has also scrapped with the government, by way of the Forest Service and the EPA, for years. The harassment by the government began over a decade ago, complaining that he was not allowed to repair the road that leads to his private property. This came to a head in 2013 when they charged this disabled veteran for violation of the Clean Water Act.

The government contends that nine stock ponds affect approximately one-tenth (1/10) of an acre of discharged pollutants into the Jefferson River, nearly 60 miles away.

Photo courtesy Carri Robettson
Photo courtesy Carri Robettson

The first trial was held last year and ended in a hung jury. It would probably have concluded in favor of Mr. Robertson had the federal defender presented all of the evidence. Yet, the defense, Michael Donahoe, refused to call any expert witnesses.

The Director of Veterans Affairs for Senator Steve Daines, Denny Lenoir, was in the courtroom during the trial. Donahoe seemed upset when Robertson would consult with Lenoir. “Why are you making this political?” he complained.

Donahoe’s group had paid for, and received, an environmental impact report detailing how Robertson did NOT violate the law, yet he treated it as if it was not accurate. This report outlines the fact that there is no stream from the Robertson pond to any tributary. Donahoe’s response was that the EPA was the expert testimony, and he would rely on their report.

Donahoe has a good bio with criminal defense. Why would he choose not to use his own expert witness, and report? He chose instead to claim the EPA was the only expert testimony needed in this case.

There is a second, nearly identical report, completed by Kagel Environmental, LLC, included here. Documented by Ray Kagel, a former federal regulator, he shows that Robertson actually improved the land and could not have contaminated any US waters.

The report outlines that the alleged wetlands “is not waters of the U.S.” and it is virtually impossible for them have a “significant effect on the physical, chemical, and biological integrity of the Jefferson River.”

Kagel spoke with Robertson’s public defender, offering to testify on Robertson’s behalf. Donahoe declined the offer and stated he did not wish to use any expert testimony. Kagel completed the report, pro-bono, for the Robertson’s anyway. Thank you Ray Kagel!

Judge Donald W. Molloy retired in 2011. Molloy was the subject of a complaint letter by Robertson some years ago, so it is surprising that, knowing there is bad blood between them, he came out of retirement specifically to hear this case. However, seeing the way this case was handled, maybe it is not so surprising after all.

A week after the first trial ended in a hung jury, Donahoe asked the Robertsons to travel to his office in Helena. Upon the return to their home, they caught two EPA agents attempting to drain their pond, trying to make a stream flow a mile down the canyon to Cataract Creek. It was a blatant attempt to manufacture evidence to support the government case. The timing does seem suspect, as they do not travel off of their property often. It just so happened that they were called away, by their attorney, during this event.

When this information was brought to the attention of Judge Molloy, the Judge did not see a problem with this manufactured evidence. In fact, this ‘evidence’ was allowed at the second trial. Robertson tells me that even Judge Molloy questioned Donahoe as to why he was not objecting to this evidence being presented. Still, Donahoe did not object.

Robertson Water Tender Truck photo courtesy Carri Robertson
Robertson Water Tender Truck photo courtesy Carri Robertson

The second trial was completed last month. During the trial, Judge Molloy seemed upset that Robertson wanted his service dog with him. Robertson was required by his attorney to get documentation that authorized him to have the dog, Sasha, in the courtroom.

The second trial ended in a conviction for this 77 year old Navy veteran. He now faces prison and hundreds of thousands in fines. This will amount to life in prison and forfeiture of his property.

Mr. Robertson did not harm the environment, he actually improved it. However, the government did not control these actions, and therefore, seems intent on sending that message. Robertson, who served his country honorably, including tours in Vietnam, faces losing everything he built over his lifetime.

Robertson could now be sentenced up to 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. It would appear that their Federal Public Defender showed that he knows who he really works for, and it was not for Mr. Robertson. His oath to defend Robertson seemed not as strong as the oath to defend the government. In accordance with this stance, there currently is no appeal expected.

Sentencing is scheduled for July 20, 2016.

“This verdict sends a message that the United States will not stand by and allow streams and wetlands of the United States to be polluted, or National Forest lands to be injured,” said United States Attorney for the District of Montana Mike Cotter.

“Today’s guilty verdict demonstrates that polluters will be held accountable for their actions.” said Jeffrey Martinez, Special Agent in Charge of EPA’s criminal enforcement program in Montana.

Read at original Redoubt News site.



A Quick Note from Jason Van Tatenhove: Joe Robertson is a friend of mine whom I have had on my talk radio show several times. He is a combat veteran and was the assistant fire chief to his local volunteer firefighting team. He should be counted as one of our national heroes, not, waiting to die behind bars. Please help support Joe by contributing to his legal defense fund here.


Elias Alias

Editor in Chief for Oath Keepers; Unemployed poet; Lover of Nature and Nature's beauty. Slave to all cats. Reading interests include study of hidden history, classical literature. Concerned Constitutional American. Honorably discharged USMC Viet Nam Veteran. Founder, TheMentalMilitia.Net



    1. As far as messin with a combat Veteran who served in Vietnam, the new generation of our supposed leaders in Washington, I really don’t think that could do anything right now because they are young and need to be schooled, there are still too many in Washington that need to forced to retire. Our younger generation is capable of the tasks at hand but aren’t being allowed to. I myself am a disabled combat Veteran, served in Vietnam, all the way up to the Gulf War(and everything in between the two)The Patriots are going to have to stand one day or we will lose our country, and believe me it’s coming.(AIRBORNE Mack all the way).

      1. Bulls eye Mack…..”We” will absolutely have to stand because it it coming…at this point I can see no way to avoid it. I’m a U.S. Navy Korea relic, still in good condition, adequately equipped and very able to answer the call to insure this Sovereign Constitutional Republic remains free.

      2. Thank Sir. My Pops was a Vietnam Vet. That has since passed on. So from a young man with kids that is willing to stand . I have a honest question. What the heck are those of us that want to stand but are constantly being told Not now suppose to do????? I have trained my arse off educated my kids , taken part in the times we did stand recently.. Yet I can’t help but feel so many like me are losing heart. Not in the willingness to fight but rather why does it seem so many are afraid to fight. I say this next bit in all do respect specially cause I’m the only man in my family not to serve our great Nation. Why are we so gun ghost to go fight for freedom in other countries but when it comes to OURS we sit on the back burner. I have family members that have died on foreign battlefields. I owe so much because I didn’t serve … ( A burden I have to carry the rest of my Life) but when the fight is so important and our children’s future so fragile why ? Why ? My brother(s) are we watching this chaos? What else must they do? That they haven’t already done. Trust me I understand tactics and patience and training . But sometimes heart and good old determination to be free and see our children free should be a kick in the arse. My Pops died of a broken heart because of the things he saw happening . How many more of our dad’s, grandfathers have to watch what they faught for disappear. Before we get the balls to say no more. Maybe I’m wrong but everyone said let them fire the first shot. They did when they killed Lavoy. Whether we all agree how OUR “(BROTHERS) STOOD IN OREGON. They fired the first shot and scared the shizer out of a lot of folks. Well I’m not afraid. My children deserve better so do yours so do the Bundy kiddos and the Finicum family. Come on my brothers and sisters stand . I know we will lose a lot . I know we will lose those we love . I know from stories from family members who fought. It’s gonna suck. But aren’t our KIDS worth it?????? I am so broken hearted watching this all happen and it seems we have lost heart. Listen this May sound cheesy … But we can do it we have to our families our children are depending on us to stand and FIGHT. Are we really going to leave this to them??? isn’t our own freedom our own land our own country worth more than a foreign battlefield?????? I say yes but I can’t do it alone. What’s a young man to do my Fathers BROTHER AND MINE????????

      3. They do stand, they did stand, and some even lost there life defending the rights we all enjoy. His name was LaVoy Finicum. All the supposed Oath Keepers did was tuck their tails and run when SHTF. im sorry to say that these guys are a bunch of [One word deleted by Elias Alias, editor] who cant even stand when things get hot. and yet they complain all day. Then dont even stand when asked and when someone else is standing.

      4. I think you are right brother. I have been saying this for years. I served in the army from 1964 to 1970. I have been in the va system since 1999. they almost killed me at the Atlanta va. now it continues in Denver co. they are trying to kill off a lot of veterans because they know we are the likely ones to take a stand to save our country. we have been fighting and dying for the 1% and their empire building. we all need to come together. we are afraid to loose something but in the end it will happen. they take us down a few at a time. there was a BROKEN ARROW given some years ago and no one answered it.

      5. USMC 1967 – 1973 RVN Combat Disabled Vet 2533/8541
        I stand with you, brother. If the VA would figure out that the cost of living went up and disability checks didn’t, I’d be able to send you some money….. just don’t have it. But I’m there in spirit.
        Welcome Home and Thank you for your Service.

        Saepius Exertus, Semper Fidelis, Frater Infinitas
        Often Tested Always Faithful Brothers Forever

    2. If you really want your answer as to why the federal defender took the epa as the “experts” please. I’m begging you to watch this video. Only if we become educated can we answer these questions with facts instead of with conjecture. This is a video from a free online course from Hillsdale college. It’s an accredited college. No B.S. It’s the lecture on regulation and where our regulatory policy comes from today. I literally just watched it 4 days ago and when reading the email that brought me to this article I felt like I was hit with a brick. I’ve got the answer you’re looking for. Just watch.

      1. I also like Hillsdale’s free courses. I posted the site here a couple of years ago so that other’s could partake of it if they wanted.

        What was said in the lecture is correct in part.

        What was left out is that the Supreme LAW of our nation not only is law, but defines our government, assigns the delegated authority, and it also declares and defines the Separation of Powers – which is not only divided up between “We the people of the united States”, the states, and the general (federal) government, but further divides that up between different branches and to specific named offices within those branches. It also defines the LIMITS of which those who serve within the general (federal) government is to serve. That all law/regulation/codes/treaties/etc MUST follow (be in Pursuance thereof) the US Constitution.

        It still comes down to us, not to any person who serves within our governments, to enforce the US Constitution and state Constitutions. There is no delegated power to those that serve within our governments that allows them to give/trade/sell/borrow/etc the delegated authority to another agency/group/person/entity/etc. It reverts back to us when they do, plus they have committed many crimes.

        Consider the words of our ancestors and those that created that document, and you will see that what was put into writing within the US Constitution says exactly what it means, and that until we the people decide to change our government, all those who serve within it is bound by that contract, they can add nothing to it, they can take nothing away lawfully.

        James Madison, Report of 1800: “The (Virginia) resolution supposes that dangerous powers, not delegated, may not only be usurped and executed by the other departments, but that the judicial department also may exercise or sanction dangerous powers beyond the grant of the Constitution; and, consequently, that the ultimate right of the parties to the Constitution, to judge whether the compact has been dangerously violated, must extend to violations by one delegated authority, as well as by another; by the judiciary, as well as by the executive, or the legislature.
        “However true, therefore, it may be, that the judicial department, is, in all questions submitted to it by the forms of the Constitution, to decide in the last resort, this resort must necessarily be deemed the last in relation to the authorities of the other departments of the government; not in relation to the rights of the parties to the constitutional compact, from which the judicial as well as the other departments hold their delegated trusts. On any other hypothesis, the delegation of judicial power would annul the authority delegating it; and the concurrence of this department with the others in usurped powers, might subvert for ever, and beyond the possible reach of any rightful remedy, the very Constitution which all were instituted to preserve.”

        George Washington, Farewell Address: “It is important, likewise, that the habits of thinking in a free Country should inspire caution in those entrusted with its administration, to confine themselves within their respective Constitutional spheres; avoiding in the exercise of the Powers of one department to encroach upon another. The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all the departments in one, and thus to create whatever the form of government, a real despotism. The necessity of reciprocal checks in the exercise of political power; by dividing and distributing it into different depositories, and constituting each the Guardian of the Public Weal against invasions by the others, has been evinced by experiments ancient and modern; some of them in our country and under our own eyes. To preserve them must be as necessary as to institute them.”

        Thomas Jefferson to Wilson Nicholas: “Our peculiar security is in the possession of a written Constitution. Let us not make it a blank paper by construction.”

        James Madison: “Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government.”

        But WE must enforce it or we give our nation away.

        James Madison, Federalist 46: “The Federal and State Governments are in fact but different agents and trustees of the people, instituted with different powers, and designated for different purposes… They must be told that THE ULTIMATE AUTHORITY, wherever the derivative may be found, RESIDES IN THE PEOPLE ALONE; and that it will not depend merely on the comparative ambition or address of the different governments, whether either, or which of them, will be able to enlarge its sphere of jurisdiction at the expence of the other. Truth no less than decency requires, that the event in every case, should be supposed to depend on the sentiments and sanction of their common constituents.” (caps are mine and corrected spelling)

        Thomas Jefferson: “Laws are made for men of ordinary understanding and should, therefore, be construed by the ordinary rules of common sense. Their meaning is not to be sought for in metaphysical subtleties which may make anything mean everything or nothing at pleasure.”

        Benjamin Franklin: “In free governments the rulers are the servants, and the people their superiors and sovereigns. For the former, therefore, to return among the latter was not to degrade but to promote them.”

        St John Tucker: “The congress of the United States possesses no power to regulate, or interfere with the domestic concerns, or police of any state: it belongs not to them to establish any rules respecting the rights of property; nor will the constitution permit any prohibition of arms to the people;…”

        Alexander Hamilton, concerning the supremacy clause, Federalist 33: “It will not, I presume, have escaped observation that it expressly confines the supremacy to laws made pursuant to the Constitution.”

        Alexander Hamilton: “There is no position which depends on clearer principles that that every act of a delegated authority, contrary to the commission under which it is exercised, is void. No legislative act, therefore, contrary to the Constitution, can be valid.”

        Thomas Jefferson: “The several States composing, the United States of America, are not united on the principle of unlimited submission to their general government; but that, by a compact under the style and title of a Constitution for the United States, and of amendments thereto, they constituted a general government for special purposes — delegated to that government certain definite powers, reserving, each State to itself, the residuary mass of right to their own self-government; and that whensoever the general government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force: that to this compact each State acceded as a State, and is an integral part, its co-States forming, as to itself, the other party: that the government created by this compact 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) has an equal right to judge for itself, as well of infractions as of the mode and measure of redress.”

        Thomas Jefferson: “When once a republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.”

        Alexander Hamilton, Federalist 33: “…If the federal government should overpass the just bounds of its authority and make a tyrannical use of its powers, the people, whose creature it is, must appeal to the standard [The Constitution] they have formed, and take such measures to redress the injury done to the Constitution as the exigency may suggest and prudence justify….”

        Abraham Lincoln: “I believe that every individual is naturally entitled to do as he pleases with himself and the fruits of his labor, so far as it in no way interferes with any other men’s rights.”

        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.”

        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.”

        Thomas Paine: “Government ought to be as much open to improvement as anything which appertains to man, instead of which it has been monopolized from age to age, by the most ignorant and vicious of the human race. Need we any other proof of their wretched management, than the excess of debts and taxes with which every nation groans, and the quarrels into which they have precipitated the world?”

        Thomas Jefferson: “The policy of the American government is to leave their citizens free, neither restraining nor aiding them in their pursuits.”

        Thomas Jefferson: “A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government.”

        Thomas Jefferson: “The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.”

        Thomas Jefferson: “To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical.”

        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”.

        Thomas Jefferson: “A good government is one “which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread that it has earned.”

        James Madison: “The ultimate authority resides in the people, and that if the federal government got too powerful and overstepped its authority, then the people would develop plans of resistance and resort to arms.”

        James Madison, Federalist 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.”

        Though all of the comments made above make great points I feel that here Thomas Paine says it best: “Those who expect to reap the benefits of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.”

        Remember, that power not delegated is power RETAINED by us.

    3. Where are the feds, surly not along the Texas border. Here you have illegals laying all their trash on ransher’s property, destroying property, where’s the EPA on this. You have creeks, ponds, windmills being used for other purposes and pollution going into the Rio Grand river. As the Great One – Mark Levin states “these bafoons”! The EPA is no better than the TSA. The alpha bet agencies don’t care, they are letting in mass immigration, that means faster use of our natural resources _ water, etc. Every property owner, rancher, Veteran, farmer in the United. States should be pitching in financially to help this Montana Veteran win his fight against the EPA.

  1. “Federal Defender Tony Gallagher”

    That heading at above his bio seems to say it all. One would expect seeing the term “defender” in his federal job listing that he would be defending Robertson, but one must not forget the total title he is assigned “federal” is most likely the key word in his case. The fact that he would give a unconstitutional -so unlawful – FEDERAL agency such as the EPA the only group to present evidence in this case says much about who this person (who supposedly SERVES the PEOPLE) in the position he occupies (all who serve within our governments are supposed to) is really serving. It is not America and Americans – we need to remove him for breaking his lawfully REQUIRED Oath, and then charge and prosecute him for the felony it is and also the crime of Perjury. Remember that the US Constitution and Montana’s Constitution are both LAWS – of our nation and of the state, they must not be ignored any longer.

  2. Why is every one up in arms and complaining . No one is going to stop this crap. It will just keep going and going . Cause we would rather keyboard complain than stand in force and stop it. Cause we must hold the moral high ground. My friends isn’t it the moral high ground to stop an American , a Veteran , someone’s dad and grandpa, someone’s husband and brother from going to prison for the end of his life. My God brothers and sisters what else has to happen before we stop it. How many more good honest American men have to go to prison or the grave “Lavoy” before we say that’s enough. I’m sad rather heart broken to hear these stories but even more heart broken to see that we the Patriots are for what ever reason not taking a hard final stand. By the time we do I suggest it might be to late . Please thank on that. Then what will we pass onto our children?????? Please post this comment there’s nothing in it that’s bad just the truths feel sorry for the kids of Lavoy and Jeanette as well as Jeanette and the Bundy woman wondering will the Patriots ever defend us again???? will you my brothers ?????

    1. Welcome Home, Bro!
      Thank you for serving, and especially for serving at Khe Sanh. Gung Ho!
      Semper Fi!
      Elias Alias, editor (and USMC ‘Nam Vet, Chu Lai, ’66 & ’67)

  3. “I, fedgov dude, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”

    Just needed a little something to laugh at 🙂

    The tyrannical bully is at it again. The kids are in the cafeteria talking. They don’t know what to do. They say “what can we do to keep the bully from beating us up?” They say “let’s be nice, and do all that the bully demands!” The bully comes in and punches one three times in the back. They say “let’s pay him some money”, but the bully comes in and simply takes it, and scares them all away. They gather again and say “let’s do as he says, and give him what ever he wants”, the bully comes and shoves the smallest to the ground, and sits on him causing him to sufficate under the 300 pound fat bylly kid. They run and stop, and say “what are we to do?”

    The whole time, the 50 teachers could have done something to control the bully, but they just looked the other way! They could have kicked the bully out of the room, but they just ignored it.

    A new kid comes to school the next day, and the bully says give me all your money. The new kid says “screw you!” The bully gets mad. The new kid laughs. The bully shoves him. The new kid lets out a bunch of whoop ass all over the bully, leaving him with a black eye, and a broken, and bloody, nose! The bully is put in his place! He no longer feels comfortable bullying!

    The moral of the story is: There was no need for a school wide riot, just someone willing to stand against the bully! And, a black eye, and broken, and bloody, nose is all it took!

    You all think a civil war would break out, and I think that is silly! What would happen is it would be impossible to ignore, and the people will see what happened, and become furious! And, the states will no longer be able to just look the other way, as they will see that they can and must step in to keep the peace! And the bully will be far less comfortable doing it again.

    A black eye, and a broken, and bloody, nose! The time for nothing has run its course!

    1. Go have a look at Shoebat’s video:

      Skip the first 20 minutes or so, or let it sink in! After the first 20 minutes it tones down a bit, but it is extreme! This is what is going on south of the border, and this is what they are letting flood the country! You think washington doesn’t know what is going on? Instead of cleaning it up, and vetting those who come here, they open the gates, and let the evil come here! The borders are unprotected, and they let them go! The white house is directing this! What’s the story this past week about DHS letting the criminal illegals go on to the streets of America! Even the ones who have murdered and raped! How much more? How much!

      1. “The borders are unprotected, and they let them go! ”

        No, WE let them go. Who does the US Constitution assign the duty of protecting our borders from invasion? The “regulated” (trained) Militia.

        WHO makes up the Militia? Every single able-bodied American. Who makes up the “regulated” (trained) Militia? Every veteran and person that has been trained as the congress requires the military to train, plus KNOWS the US Constitution and their state Constitution.

        But who makes up the “regulated” (trained) Militia? Those who are trained as congress requires the military to be trained and that know the US Constitution and the constitution of their state since they are their supreme commanders in all that they do.

        Joseph Stalin, 1933: ”The United States should get rid of its militias”.

        Clause 15: “To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel invasions.“

        The Militia has as its constitutionally assigned duties to:
        — Enforce the US Constitution and each state’s Constitution,
        — Enforce and keep the “Laws of the Union” (which are constitutional laws ONLY),
        — Protect the country against all enemies both domestic and foreign, and
        — “to suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions”.

        The duties that those that serve within our state and general (federal) governments have to the Militias are found in…

        Clause 16: “To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress”.

        John Adams, A Defense of the Constitutions of the United States 475: “To suppose arms in the hands of citizens, to be used at individual discretion, except in private self-defense, or by partial orders of towns, countries or districts of a state, is to demolish every constitution, and lay the laws prostrate, so that liberty can be enjoyed by no man; it is a dissolution of the government. THE FUNDAMENTAL LAW OF THE MILITIA IS, THAT IT BE CREATED, DIRECTED AND COMMANDED BY THE LAWS, AND EVER FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE LAWS.”

        The US Constitution is the supreme LAW that ALL laws/codes/regulations/treaties/etc MUST be in Pursuance thereof (follow) to be lawful and binding on the American people. So all those “color of law” – regulations & codes, treaties – that were not created by the House of Representatives and the Senate (President and Senate when treaties are created) as constitutionally required are NOT enforced against the people.

        Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers 28: “The militia is a voluntary force not associated or under the control of the States except when called out; [when called into actual service] a permanent or long standing force would be entirely different in make-up and call.“

        But when “called out” they are then paid the same wages that the military receive.

        George Washington: “A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well-digested plan is requisite; and their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories as tend to render them independent of others for essential, particularly military, supplies.”

        As you can see by that from a former General and former US President we are to create our own weapons of war so that we are NOT dependent on those that serve within our governments as they may be corrupt and not doing the delegated and assigned duties such as the only distribution of military weapons that they are allowed to do is to give them to the Militias to train on. By that constitutional requirement it them becomes forbidden to be given to any other group, nation, entity, person, etc.

        Now you should understand why the corrupt who serve within our governments are going after veterans. All veterans are trained as congress requires the military to be trained and it is easy to teach them the US Constitution and their state Constitution by them reading them, and then maybe perusing the debates that created them, what the forefathers and framers wrote, etc.

        Since those who serve within our governments are constitutionally REQUIRED to use the Militias for law enforcement, etc that makes the Militias the single biggest danger they have facing their “plans” to destroy our nation from within. There could not be any illegals flooding our borders as the US Constitution REQUIRES the Militias to not allow that invasion or any invasions.

        Those things make veterans the biggest enemy they have as, if trained as the military is trained and knowing the US Constitution, they have the full might of our legitimate and lawful government behind them in their actions, not those that serve within our governments.

        Think about it.

        Richard Henry Lee, First Senate: “A militia, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves …”

        George Mason, Co-author of the Second Amendment: “I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few public officials. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.”

        Tench Coxe: “Who are the militia? are they not ourselves. Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom. Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birth-right of an American…The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.”

        Tench Coxe, ‘Remarks on the First Part of the Amendments to the Federal Constitution’, on the Second Amendment: “As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be OCCASIONALLY RAISED raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow-citizens, the people are confirmed by the next article in their right to keep and bear their private arms”.

        God Bless, All! Stay Safe!

        If there were never intended to be action to defend the Constitution from those who are domestically attempting to destroy its power and authority, why would each Oath require it of those who take the Oaths?

        Chief Tecumseh: “When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.”

      2. Didn’t mean to set you off. Article IV, Section 4! The guarantee clause. States have a guarantee from the feds against foreign invasion! The feds are currently in breach of contract with all 50 states! Border control is a federal responsibility! It does not mean we can depend on them! And, we obviously can not! The feds know exactly what they are doing, and that makes it blatant in-your-face treason! But, there is no one who can stand against it! No oath keepers in D.C., only oath breakers! We have a dictator in the making because it is obvious that no one will do anything!

        Now that the feds have surrendered our borders, the states should most definitely be taking it over! And, I’m all for militia doing it, where are they? Oh wait, they’ve actually been told they aren’t welcome! Not by the feds, but by the states! I’m in Arizona. Even the sheriffs are threatening militia over border control! Even sheriff Joe, who told them they may be fired on if his deputies encounter them in the desert, as they don’t know who they are or what they are doing. I was not happy to hear that, as it would only take a little coordination. But that’s the state of things in az.

        And, you’re preaching!!! to the choir! But, with a little perspective and reality, this isn’t 1776. The militia is not that organized, and the numbers are not significant, and, as can be seen above, there is no respect for them at any level (except for patriotic Americans). They do not have the equipment, or numbers, to even take on the cartels! And, we are out of time! There’s no time to educate the public on the things they should already know!

        And, looking at the people, whose going to stand? The trump rallies, oregon, the media, all show us where America is at this moment! They will gladly accept anything that comes. They welcome anyone coming here, and will welcome any form of government. They will allow themselves to be tagged like dogs. They will gladly accept tiny living in communal spaces, with socialist ideals! And, this is where the economy, taxation, uncontrolled spending, is forcing them to go anyway! The rest of America is comfortable, they just want to get through life! They have nice houses, cars, and families. They don’t want to stand up! They are fine with the status quo, they are fine with the encroachment, like frogs in a pot.

        Now what? War of any kind would be disastrous, and must be avoided at all costs! A hard stand will probably end the way it ended in oregon, and this time it will likely get hot and bloody. But, maybe that’s a positive. Maybe that gets America out of its comfort zone, and they start talking. And maybe the states will realize they must get the feds under control!

      3. You are correct, but WHO (what group) are the feds constitutionally REQUIRED to use for that purpose?

        What you do not seem understand is that for the purposes of
        — Enforcing the US Constitution and each state’s Constitution,
        — Enforcing and keep the “Laws of the Union” (which are constitutional laws ONLY),
        — Protecting the country against all enemies both domestic and foreign, and
        — “suppressing Insurrections and repelling Invasions”

        Those that serve within the federal government and within the state governments are constitutionally REQUIRED to use the militia, and ONLY the Militia for those things listed, and for the state governments there are other additions to that list within the state Constitution. By the Militia being required by the supreme LAW of our nation, all other groups, people entities are forbidden to do those things.

        So though the requirement is that the feds assist and defend the states from invasions, when we have traitors, domestic enemies of our nation, and foreign agents in place within our government, as the fount of all authority we can defend our own borders but we must still pay heed to the US Constitution and each stat’s Constitution.

        We do NOT have to let traitors waltz in and destroy our nation fro within – that would be beyond ludicrous.

    2. I’ll add one more thing. The article:

      Is all good, but it does nothing to stop it from happening to someone else. And, Let’s say the governor did step in, so what! Now Joseph can’t leave the state, because they will simply get him when he does. He goes to Idaho, pop, and jailed! The feds have to be stopped! It would be nice to see the states step in, but will they, ever? We haven’t seen much so far! But if we force their hand, then maybe they see that they can’t just sit around in the face of tyranny!

      We need a zero tolerance policy on the feds, and their tyranny!

      1. And, one more. Any stand, if needed, should be 100% veterans, and law enforcement. No one else. Unless the numbers are low, everyone else should be sent home. Veterans helping veterans! It would be hard for them to spin that, like nevada, and oregon. This would send a huge message that could not be ignored! And that would keep the feds at bay! They would not dare do anything!

        What are they going to say. “Today hundreds (hopefully thousands) of veterans and police showed up in support of a man convicted of legally, and properly, developing ponds on his private property”.

        And, since when does this country go out of its way to destroy lives over things like this!

      2. And I can see that you have NEVER read the US Constitution. Any stand that is taken MUST follow the US Constitution first and foremost except where traitors and domestic enemies hold sway.

      3. I have read it, but not a scholar. I get what you say, and I withdraw my comments of a stand. It’s all hyperbole anyway. Thank you!

      4. It should only be veterans and police!!!!!!. We’ll guess what this is why so many non vets and non law enforcement are so frustrated with oath keepers and other groups. If you guys are so bad arse then why haven’t you stopped it already. I stand as a non vet cause I owe my family cause I’m the only man in my family that didn’t serve. I owe everything so good luck telling me to stand down. This s why we are in this crap cause no one can UNITE . it seems that in the vet and oath keeper community . I’m less of a person cause I didn’t serve. I guess I’ll take all my training and go fight Isis over sea by myself and my own wallet cause my brothers don’t think I’m worthy as they are to fight alongside of them. Then if you guys are such bad ares stop waiting get the game going and stop talking about this crap…

      5. All I am saying is it would have far more impact if a group of vets, and law enforcement, stood with him peacefully, even as they take him away. That would have far more impact.

    3. It seems too me that the government(the bully) has gone to far this time. Maybe a new kid will arrive and unleash a can of whoop ads on the bully. But that’s too be seen. Just saying!!

    4. One voice, it is said. I am determinedly lending my voice, facing my bully, an entire industrial complex vs. one single mom. And I will not back down, I am not wrong, and I will prevail victorious without a doubt because I work for Almighty God. Local sheriffs dept with the assistance of countless individuals, some just following orders, some actually aware they are accomplices, some of them quite proud, even though in an entire year and unlimited resources they have failed miserably at every attempt to to act like a.criminal. They charged me, brutalized and threatened me into taking their plea deal, which was shortly thereafter.breached by their own team. They have to sex.offenders in an attempt to have me raped, beaten, or killed… Unsuccessful, not able to breach my security, just theirs, while I was in isolation under protective custody. Lol, quite an impressive bunch [Two words deleted by Elias Alias, editor]. I am still attempting to find an attorney [two words deleted by editor], to assist where my knowledge and ability fall.short. Criminal to record and civil to hold them accountable, somewhere in between I am sure the numerous agencies, commissions, inspectors, oh and the Governor who have previously disregarded my statements of fact, that I have thorough documented evidence with which to substantiate, will be forced to perform the duties they are receiving large salaries to perform. Without a doubt, it is evil in its purest form that I am confronting, and I am well equipped for this dance, we are lifelong acquaintances, darkness and I, and the devil has already been defeated. I am not a veteran, but my father is. I have meticulously lived honorably, and have made monumental contributions to the betterment of my children’s future with respect and admiration and appreciation for all.those who have.served to maintain my freedom. I will not back down. They took my home, tarnished my previous clean record, brutalized me, threatened me children. Harassed my children in am attempt to psychologically manipulate them into alienating me, failed. Attempted to.defame my character, but they have no.power or control over my history and the.impression that I have left in my path. I have lived my life in such a manner that if someone says something bad about me, nobody will believe it. I treat everyone the way I wish to be treated. I expect nothing from anyone, and accept everyone as.they are. In the end, my choices and the consequences.for my actions are between myself and Almighty God. I am eternally grateful that I will not be expected to answer for.them. Thank you all for your service. I hope that I am worthy of the and your families have made. I hope that by persevering and being a warrior in my own way, that I can honor you and make you proud. I appreciate your service.and sacrifice, and I hope I am one of many that show you it was worth it. Namaste, UBUNTU, God bless us, everyone.

      1. The word UBUNTU caused me to think of Shanesha Taylor who everybody piled onto and as always – shame is such an effective tool. I never caught anyone mentioning how the money was hers free and clear so it seemed to me that the government was trying to set precedent by telling her what she needed to do with her money. I could be wrong but it seemed horribly wrong to me. Plus the piling on by everyone succeeded in making a fool of all those with a heart who donated. I will never know the complete situation or even if the gossip articles were true. So what if she got a place to live and got some furniture with the money. Little kids have eyes. They feel the have not. If you can’t afford TV they’ll soon enough be running away to a house that has one. Little kids are vulnerable to a lot of distortion around not having. They might hate their “loser” parent for it. They might be burdened with feelings of inferiority or shame or hopelessness because of it. There’s plenty of adults accepting stray kids these days with no questions or even attempts to contact their parents. Worse, if you fall on hard times due to illness for example and you are facing homelessness due to the gap between when your benefits and savings runs out and qualifying for disability – oh everybody offers to care for your kids but they expect your sick body to live under a bridge somewhere because somehow as an adult it’s your fault that you got sick. I wish people would think before judging but the fact is that the judging and castigation is just as addictive as heroin and all of the culture that tempered this nasty quality of humans has been tossed and trashing people has been made cool. We are so screwed.

  4. Mr. Robertson, also my uncles last name, should file a civil case with the Federal court which will automatically take it out of the de facto court. The Fed. court will only entertain cases that are in violation of the constitution. Did the lower court have a presentment or indictment from a Grand Jury as stated in the 5th Amendment? No. So that is the in of the Fed. court, violation of the 5th Amendment. Also several USC’s such as 18 ss 241, 18 ss 242, 42 ss 1983, 42 ss 1985,and 42 ss 1986. Bob H

    1. Yes. Just wanted to say that some have already been through this fire and lost which is why we are reading but sadly we have nothing to donate because we LOST! So hopefully those that are able and those suffering will know that we are with you in heart, thought and prayer but we have nothing to donate.

  5. I see these verdicts day-in and day-out! Who are these Juries? Are they just so stupid that they would believe the crap that is presented them? So what, it’s the Fed Gov, they have been caught building false evidence time and time again. They say that around 300,000 of the 2,000,000 inmates in Prison are people that have been set update to keep the Corporate Prison System full and making money for these Commie/NWO/Elites..!!! This is clearly a miss carriage of Justice! I hold a J.D. and even a first year Law School Student would know this is total BS! The Fed, State and Local Govs are completely out of Control and they are driving “We the People” to the breaking point, and they know it! People need to do their research, these action that are happening all around our Nation (BLM, EPA, ATF, TSA, DHS, Fema, DOJ, WH, U.N. Agenda 21, etc.) are right out of the Communist Manifesto, play by play, and when you get to the end of the Communist Manifesto and all their plans have been completed, “We the People” will either be dead or in a Fema/Enslavement Camp! But remember they (the Fed Gov) want this possible coming Civil War II, and they are creating all the condition to make this happen..!!! God help us, PLEASE!

    1. The solution is simple. All that has to be done is to begin with a tax revolt. Quit financing these federal terrorists and they will be forced to stay home. However, a sizable portion of the taxpayers would have to band together to make this a reality. At the same time, targeted politicos would have to be subjected to recall, and removed from office. The ones who have acted unconstitutionally must be charged with treason simultaneously, and their passports and bank accounts frozen until the court case is decided. Anyone convicted has all assets confiscated, and death must be the penalty for the most egregious, to set an example for future generations. Lesser perps would get 50 years of solitary so they have plenty of time to reflect on their misdeeds.. DO YOU HEAR ME, TRUMP ?

    2. Yes, they want civil war II. And they will lose. Better to be free than a slave. Take note that the imposter in the WH still has over a 50% approval rating. We are the minority. It is up to us to clean house, not be sheep for our future generations. We already see that our lack of standing, our fear of losing our “stuff” or life, is cause for us to fall. Replace your pen with a sword. (and please don’t label me a provocateur, this is serious times.) Those in DC could care less what you write them.

  6. I am a Nam vet, stood with the Bundys against the BlM over cattle. I didn’t stand at Oregon because I thought it wasn’t done right, and I knew something bad would happen there, and it did with Lavoy’s murder. But if ever there was a place for a stand and a fight this is the place. I don’t like fighting, I saw enough to last me my lifetime, but there comes a time where you either suck it up, unite and fight as our forefathers did, or you might as well get down on your knees and practice licking someone’s boots. This government under this administration is out of control, and needs to be brought back to where it once was. Perhaps Oathkeepers it is time for a call to action. Bring in the patriots and militias from around the country in force, and lets settle this once and for all. A warrior and father and husband who has been a pillar of his community for his life is about to get sent away for his lifetime, while we stand around and type on our keyboards. I am not one to condone violence, but if ever there was a time for it, this is the time. We were ready to fight over cattle, I think this man’s life if worth far more then any animal. My prayers go out to you Mr. Robertson and to your family. May the lords hand help you in this time of need. Because it sure seems the patriots and militias or Oathkeepers won’t.

  7. Why don’t we all stay in our homes in the wilderness with the doors and windows locked and “pretend” that 30,000+ of us can’t (won’t) ever act in unison on ANY THING EVER!
    That way we can claim the oh-so important “”MORAL”” high ground and Leviathan ((Lavoyathan?)) can then very rapidly accelerate it’s evil and tyrannical mis-deeds onto powerless individuals with “absolutely no repercussions or unified resistance what-so-ever”.

    Dare to help the Oath Keepers at the Bundy Ranch protest, and you get prosecuted, “then you are absolutely on your own”.
    Our 30,000 are going to “forget your plight, they are going to forget that you exist and that you very badly need Oath Keepers help and support.” And lots of it and on an ongoing basis.

    That help and support, “”as an organization””, (a scant few individuals excluded), so far, has been “”invisible and materially non-existent””. WHY has OK support of these incarcerated individuals been invisible and materially non-existent?

    Our 30,000 are seemingly (by evidence so far) NEVER going to act in proper unison to rebuke and resist LEVIATHAN’S evil and tyrannical overreaching heavy handed abuses that are often accompanied by mortal threats, and the use of military force simply for not protesting from inside of the “tiny 1st Amendment fence”..

    Sadly, our “COULD-BE” “kinetic physical and financial power” will likely never be properly organized or utilized. Not with EPA screwed over Joesph Robertson, kidnapped BLM protestors Eric Parker, Steve Stewart, Scott Drexler, Todd Engel, Pete Santilli, the Hammond’s, the Bundy’s or anyone else that had tried to resist or in Santilli’s case even to simply speak out against LEVIATHAN’S immoral, evil and tyrannical overreaching atrocities perpetrated against comparatively powerless individuals. . .

    Proper leadership could “Require that every single member act in unison” when called upon to do “something that had been well planned and coordinated” by personally contributing to that coordinated effort in some physical, logistical, or material way.

    At least call State Legislators in unison, protest in unison, donate in unison, march in unison, contact the Judge in unison, contact the EPA Administration in unison, Protest the BLM in unison,””SOME DAMN THING conducted in unison in a more powerful way!!””

    30,000 people acting together “could” accomplish great things,(something).
    This organization and its leaders have NEVER even tried in a properly coordinated and “much more forcefully unified way” to accomplish a plan or established goal that was a legitimate course of action that more forcefully mobilized tens of thousands and NOT just 10,20,50 or a measly hundred (fodder for the Leviathan), but real unified action by tens of thousands in coordinated unison that could actually accomplish some actual grand goals, if there were grand goals, or just larger scaled goals established first by OK that is…

    “Silence in the face of tyranny is your personal consent to that tyranny”

  8. “Water contamination” and “pollution” are bogus charges drummed up to punish Joseph Robertson for digging nine stock ponds and PROVIDING HIS OWN SOURCE OF WATER. I bet my bottom dollar this is about water ownership that cannot be regulated or withheld by the government. Executive orders of seizure of all assets loom on the horizon–no self-sufficiency allowed. Alas, America: “Home of the fee–land of the slave.” God help us!

  9. I was born and raised in Missoula, MT. I am a veteran of 2 of our Nations military services: US Navy 1976-1980 (enlisted) and US Army (officer and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel) 1980 – 2006. Twenty-nine years 10 months total service. I started this with that information so readers can get an idea of who I am.
    Many of the posts people have written on here seem to think a violent confrontation with the Government (OUR Government!!) is the only way to resolve injustices committed by our Government. While I agree there are many thing that need “fixing” at all levels of our Government, I do not believe that violence is the answer. Their is another way! Away established by our forefathers to give us the power to rein in an out of control government. Article 5 of the US Constitution establishes a ‘Convention of States” process to amend our Constitution. This process is controlled and operated by the States, not the Federal Government and is currently on the way to being ratified by the required number of States.
    So, how about we support the Convention of States process and amend our Constitution to get the Federal Government back to it’s constitutionally specified mission (Article 10 of the US Constitution states that the Federal Government has ONLY those powers specifically granted to it by the Constitution.) before even considering an armed response to Federal Government overreach. We can achieve what “We the People………. ” need by using a lawful procedure given to us in our Constitution by our countries forefathers. Anyone who prefers revolution, war and killing over a peaceful, legal solution is either an idiot, crazy, or a fool.
    Google Convention of States for more information. Wouldn’t it be great to have the Oath Keepers AND the Convention of States groups working together to make a better America for us all???

    1. Thanks for your service Don. Our Constitution does not need to be changed just by convention.It needs to be enforced be it by whatever means.At this point in time it is looking like violence is going to have to be the answer if thats what the criminals choose.There needs to be a line drawn by all patriots and if some entity crosses it then swift constitutional action by all needs to be taken.This current Foreign Gov is not by the people but against the people.

    2. The states don’t need a convention, they already have everything they need to put fedgov in its box. They do not, because they are stupid, lazy, and compromised by funding that could have gone straight to them. And, like the people they are comfortable with the status quo, and are fine with the encroachment, like frogs in a pot The constitution is simply being ignored. The states could put a stop to that tomorrow! But, they need a push. They need a catalyst.

      An article V convention, in this mostly liberal country, could be disastrous.

    3. We aren’t talking violence, we are talking about a hard stand. The feds will most likely bring the violence, so everyone should have cameras, and a weatherproof container to put the evidence in.

      But, seriously, it’s all hyperbole. No one is going to do anything! No one will even show up. The feds will probably just wait until everyone leaves anyway.

    4. Don, I, Patrick McDonald, served at the end of Vietnam war 1974 @ Ft. Polk, La. Stateside and Home to the infantry/training for Vietnam Era Soldiers I, respect your opinion, wholeheartedly! I, Agree with It, It is wise, and well suggested, never to try goliath, it is design to kill you without remorse, recourse, or worry if they do…however, ALWAYS, first to try, and to peaceably resolve these issues, by and within, our government, really soon,under the laws of our Republic Constitution or unfortunately, as many other vets, whom have stood to put there lives on the line, back when, still will, in a heartbeat, if called to ARMS, WOULD to this day, and are quite fit, and stand ready to die, if thats what it comes to, that is what we trained for, retired, or not!
      WE STAND UNITED! Our government, needs qualified patriots to lead her ahead, in these times, Government of the current administration all needs to be in jail for many broken laws of the constitution alone, and needs reigning in, as a limited government it was intended to thrive by, and put back under control, for the people, by the people, of the people, by majority efforts as necessary to gain our constitution or else watch it dissolve forever! All fought for stood for GONE! NOT ON OUR WATCH! I am an oathtaker, therefore it never came with a notice of revocation the way i understand it….GOD BLESS AMERICA! Land that WE ALL LOVE, lets stand beside her, and guide her, through her time of need, we did then, we can now, only lets do it even smarter, not deadly harder…

      1. USAF 1970-1976. I in whole disagree with Don in Montana. My family who arrived after the civil war did not come here to be slaves to the tyranny of psychopath agencies run amuck. We did not bleed and die to watch and complain with pen about losing our freedom. Time is urgent, I suggest the bad guys start feeling the real pain they like to inflict. An eye for an eye. They operate without fear of consequence. They do it with joy. Their eagerness escalates when you push back. They are rabid scum of the planet. Time for complaining at DC elected is long past. Time for finding a constitutional leader is long past. We missed our chance at correcting this at the Bundy standoff.

        To all you fed types that step foot on my ranch…fair warning. Bring your commy mercenaries. Bring your back pocket lawmen. Feel the wrath of we people. My flag will still stand at dawns early light.

    5. So is this convention going to filled with the elite rulers who will do nothing but destroy the current, (nothing wrong with) Constitution?

    6. With all due respect. You would give the key to the (Constitution) hen house to the fox, the last bastion against the onslaught of our Republic? It is our representatives who need to be held accountable for their actions and inaction’s, don’t get it twisted, as the writing is on the wall. Stand or fall, that is reality… Sir!
      ~Semper Fidelis

  10. The Bundy ranch incident made my heart grow not shrink in cowerdess. My eyes welled up in true American pride. This…I know…is truely the America I grew up in and was so proud as a young boy when I put my hand to my heart and pledged allegiance every morning before class. That pride is so engrained in goodness and faith in God that I too am willing to die even today at 67 for my Country. I will go to arms in a moments notice just as our brave and courageous forefathers for what I knew was right as a young man. Just as the bully example…we all know the bullies take out one at a time…with 5 to 1 odds. But when the tables turn…with force of goodness, Rightiousness we win hands down. Our forefathers dropped everything to fight for the good and Rightious cause….their families, their wives, their children and their jobs to fight the good fight even in squander and famin and sure death to many. Does it take a Bundy ranch incident AGAIN to wake up the sleeping giant…only to fall back asleep feeling THEY DID IT.. now everything is ok. IT’S NOT….AND NEVER WILL BE. Tyranny lives among us day in day out. From the tyrannical boss all the way up to the President. We were warned over 200 years ago by Angels from God…our Founding Fathers…that this day would come. AND what we are to do to save our beloved Country once again. Are we to wait and grovel over social media to find our George Washington and call to arms as our tears of fear fall on our most sacred document. My Country is being torn to shreds before my very eyes by just a handful of devout Communists. And just like the JEWS in Nazi Germany we walk side by side to the gas chambers under the guidance of 15 Nazis with machine guns. Yes…many will die…but more will be saved to fight again tomorrow. Doesn’t matter what social media shows you. The few are complete and total idiots. The pictures we see on TV and YouTube are meant to instill fear, my friends. They are few to our many. We can let the few…the Bilderburgs, the CFR, SPLC, Banks, Goldman Sachs March us blindly to the gas chambers holding our loaded weapons with our fingers ON the triggers…..or we can stand up like my father did in WWII and take the fight to them. Our lives, our children’s future, and the future of our Republic depend on US…AMERICAN MEN to stand up and take that first shot. Our Founding Fathers made it very clear…when we do what we can do within our corrupt legal system, when it’s terrifyingly clear that we have tyrants that are taking over every minute detail of our existence…THAT, MY PATRIOTIC FRIEND…IS THE CALL TO ARMS! We can ALL be George Washington….we can ALL carry our freedom loud and proud on our shoulders and stop the BS. If you or any one of your friends find it difficult to read the Bible, or study World and U.S. history …and watching over and over again The Patriot, the Sons of Liberty, the Bundy standoff, and finding that there is a not a tear in your eyes or your heart doesn’t pound harder and faster…then…there is no hope for America. History, well after we’ve perished, will show that THIS generation gave it all up. Or probably not even mentioned on the last page of a school book. Our time is NOW…we can’t wait to be nice and tolerant Americans asleep at the throttle, or just nudging it when we’re allowed, or waiting til a Jihadist shows up on your doorstep. It’s time for ALL patriot groups and individuals to bow to not in fight, to get together and go underground and use old technology to communicate and get this job done so we can go back to our families and once again kiss Old Glory with pride.

  11. The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund recently won a similar case wherein the EPA was declaring a pond installed on cattle property to be ‘polluting’ and in violation of the ‘law.’ The organization provides legal services to its members when government overreach infringes on property rights, one’s ability to raise and sell food products, farming issues, etc. Attorneys are available 24/7 by phone so that when agency personnel, or even SWAT teams, show up to your property, one has legal help immediately; many times the attorney will speak directly to the ‘enforcer’ enabling a back-off result. Membership is required. I’m not certain if there would be a willingness to be involved at this point, or what the financial conditions would entail, but it may be worth checking into.

  12. “Many of the posts people have written on here seem to think a violent confrontation with the Government (OUR Government!!) is the only way to resolve injustices committed by our Government.”

    Thanks for your service, but I need you to clarify something for me please. When you say “our government” are you speaking (writing) of the US Constitution our legitimate government that you are Oath sworn to “support and defend”?

    Or are you speaking of the people who SERVE WITHIN our government – elected, hired, contracted, etc? Because we owe not one person who serves within our government loyalty or fealty UNLESS they do the duty they are under contract to do as it is written, and they take and KEEP the lawfully required oath. Think I am wrong? Let me prove it to you.

    All authority the people (and states through the peoples representatives) delegated is delegated to the branches and/or to offices within the branches, NOT to the people who serve within them. Those that serve within our government(s) are ALLOWED to use that authority (power) as long as they keep the contract and Oath and that is in writing within the supreme LAW, the definer of our government, and the contract that ALL who serve within our governments are under.

    J. Reuben Clark spoke about the need for a solid support of the Constitution: “GOD PROVIDED THAT IN THIS LAND OF LIBERTY, OUR POLITICAL ALLEGIANCE SHALL NOT RUN TO INDIVIDUALS, THAT IS, TO GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, no matter how great or how small they may be. Under His plan OUR ALLEGIANCE AND THE ONLY ALLEGIANCE WE OWE AS CITIZENS OR DENIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES, RUNS TO OUR INSPIRED CONSTITUTION which God himself set up. SO RUNS THE OATH OF OFFICE OF THOSE WHO PARTICIPATE IN GOVERNMENT. A certain loyalty we do owe to the office which a man holds, but even here we owe just by reason of our citizenship, NO LOYALTY TO THE MAN HIIMSELF. IN OTHER COUNTRIES IT IS TO THE INDIVIDUAL THAT ALLEGIANCE RUNS. THIS PRINCIPLE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE CONSTITUTION IS BASIC TO OUR FREEDOM. It is one of the great principles that distinguishes this “land of liberty” from other countries”.

    Think he is wrong? look what has happened to our country by those who misplaced their allegiance to the people who SERVE WITHIN our government and are given specific put-into-writing duties to perform.

    Who was your Oath to? If it was legitimately an American Oath, it was to the US Constitution, NOT TO ANY PERSON SERVING.

    Thomas Jefferson: “When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself public property.”

    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: “Because if . . . [An Unalienable Natural Right of Free Men] . . . be exempt from the authority of the Society at large, still less can it be subject to that of the Legislative Body. The latter are but the creatures and vicegerents of the former. Their jurisdiction is both derivative and limited: It is limited with regard to the coordinate departments, more necessarily is it limited with regard to the constituents. The preservation of a free Government requires, not merely, that the metes and bounds which separate each department of power be invariably maintained: but more especially that neither of them be suffered to overleap the greater Barrier which defends the rights of the people. The Rulers who are guilty of such an encroachment, exceed the commission from which they derive their authority, and are Tyrants. The people who submit to it are governed by laws made neither by themselves nor by an authority derived from them, and are Slaves”

    James Madison, Federalist 14: “In the first place, it is to be remembered, that the general (federal) 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”.

    St. George Tucker: “The Federal Government is the creature of the States. It is not a party to the Constitution, but the result of it – the creation of that agreement which was made by the States as parties. It is a mere agent, entrusted with limited powers for certain objects; which powers and objects are enumerated in the Constitution. Shall the agent be permitted to judge of the extent of his own powers, without reference to his constituent?”

    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.”

    Benjamin Franklin: “In free governments the rulers are the servants, and the people their superiors and sovereigns. For the former, therefore, to return among the latter was not to degrade but to promote them.”

    Alexander Hamilton, Federalist 33: “…If the federal government should overpass the just bounds of its authority and make a tyrannical use of its powers, the people, whose creature it is, must appeal to the standard [The Constitution] they have formed, and take such measures to redress the injury done to the Constitution as the exigency may suggest and prudence justify….”

    Thomas Jefferson: “When once a republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.”

    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”

    1. You gave me a lot to think about, and I appreciate the schooling, I truly do. I’m not LEO or a vet, just a guy who shoots off when I see wrong doing. I appreciate, and support, Oath Keepers, and people like you for your constitutional thinking. And you successfully show why we need to think more about what, and how we say things, as it could be just as unconstitutional as anything that is upsetting us. Thank you!

    2. Thanks again Cal for the good info.Personally when i mention violent confrontation i am referring to defending ones self,family or property from an oath breaking ,unconstitutional arrest or search,.Seems like more and more citizens are being harrassed,extorted,terrorized by these illegal agencys.One by one,so many lives ruined.This mans live has litterally changed overnight. Where is the community of which i read he was such a integral part of?

  13. We need to ABOLISH all of the unconstitutional federal agencies, that are usurping all 3 branches of government!

  14. Not that anyone hasn’t suggested this before, but I would like to propose that Oath Keepers, and like minded organizations (CSPOA), get together and setup a legal defense fund that everyone can donate to, that can be used to direct funds for legal defense in situations like this, and educate people in the area on their rights, their rights as jurors (nullification), and to promote recall elections to remove those who let these things happen.

  15. I find it disgusting that a jury would convict a just man. Oh but wait, they are not peers, they are chosen both by prosecutor and defender. They are neither friend nor family. A peer is like minded. If your are a pilot, then your peers are pilots. If your are a man constitutional values, your peers are also an equal. A peer is friend and family. Our courts are a scam.

  16. “This verdict sends a message that the United States …” No, the message is not United States of American.

    “Today’s guilty verdict demonstrates that polluters will be held accountable for their actions.” The verdict demonstrates treasonous judge and agencies who are not accountable.

  17. I worked 6 years as an investigator in a State Public Defender’s Office and almost without exception I found the lawyers to lean way to the political left which is why I no longer work for the Public Defender’s Office. I heard the only black attorney continuously call all cops “racists”, I watched a lawyer encourage his client to lie in court and claim he never confessed to the police, and I was constantly bombarded with anti-conservative political cartoons sent around attached to routing slips (where you had to initial saying you saw it) by the Public Defender himself. I hope a “real” attorney will step up and represent Patterson in his appeals.

  18. With nearly 20 years in corrections and some contact with prosecutors I have found that the prevalent attitude of those in such positions have only one goal. That is to obtain a conviction and a maximum sentence. These people cannot and will not admit any error nor will they stand down. They have deep pockets and will easily bankrupt any defense effort. There is no relief from this kind of “justice”.

  19. This is just like the Oregon standoff. Putting innocent civilians in jail, fining exorbitant amounts, and killing of innocent men, then taking their land.

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