Monday, March 09, 2015

Historically, Tyrants Fear Separatists

Historically, Tyrants Fear Separatists
The Feds illegally raid Texas political meeting, seizing cell phones, fingerprinting, and photographing all in attendance.

By de Andréa
March 9, 2015 
Reminiscent of the deadly Waco raids and FBI Gestapo Ruby Ridge murders, recently in a deliberate
“show of force,” federal and local police forces raided a political meeting in Texas, fingerprinting and photographing all attendees as well as confiscating all cell phones and personal recording devices.
Not unlike California’s State of Jefferson organization, Members of the Republic of Texas, a secession movement dedicated to restoring Texas as an independent Constitutional Republic, had gathered Feb. 14 in a Bryan, Texas, meeting hall along with public onlookers. They were debating issues of currency, international relations and celebrating the birthday of one of their oldest members. The group, which describes itself as “congenial and unimposing,” maintains a small working government, including official currency, congress and courts.
How long will it be my friend, before the government becomes the enemy, or until one can no longer tell them apart?
How long before American Christians are considered to be ‘Separatists’ as the people later called the pilgrims in England in the mid 1500’s?  Have we come full circle?
How long before what we see happening in the Middle East becomes common place here on U.S. soil?
According to “Minutes into the meeting a man among the onlookers stood and moved to open the hall door, letting in an armed and armored force of the Bryan Police Department, the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office, the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office, agents of the Texas district attorney, the Texas  Rangers and the FBI.  In the end, at least 20 officers corralled, searched and fingerprinted all 60 meeting attendees, before seizing all cellphones and recording equipment in a Valentine’s Day 2015 raid on the Texas separatist group.”
“We had no idea what was going on,” said John Jarnecke, president of the Republic of Texas. “We knew of nothing that would warrant such an action.”
Information Liberation noted, “The pretext of the raid was that two individuals from the group had reportedly sent out ‘simulated court documents’ — summonses for a judge and a banker to appear before the Republic of Texas to discuss the matter of a foreclosure. These ‘simulated documents’ were rejected and the authorities decided to react with a ‘show of force’ – 20 officers and an extremely broad search warrant.”
The invalid court summons was signed by Susan Cammak, a Kerr County homeowner, and David Kroupa, a Republic of Texas judge from Harris County.
The search warrant against the Republic of Texas authorized the seizure of “all computers, media storage, software, cell phones and paper documents.” Kerr County Sheriff Rusty Hierholzer said the seized devices “will be downloaded and reviewed to determine if others conspired in the creation and issuance of false court documents.”
 “You can’t just let people go around filing false documents to judges trying to make them appear in front of courts that aren’t even real courts,” Hierholzer, who led the operation, told the Houston Chronicle.

“The Republic has a lengthy list of qualms with the federal government, among them that Texas was illegally annexed in 1845,” wrote the Houston Chronicle. “But most of their complaints have to do with the behavior of the American legislature and executive. Robert Wilson, a senator in the Republic, equated politicians in Washington, D.C., to the ‘kings and emperors’ of the past, and sees Texas independence as part of a worldwide movement for local control.” 
Hierholzer determined a “show of force” consisting of officers from city, county state and federal law enforcement to serve a search warrant for an alleged misdemeanor crime was appropriate due to the potential for physical resistance by the group.
The Houston Chronicle reports, “He said he had worries that some extremists in the group could become violent, citing a 1997 incident when 300 state troopers surrounded an armed Republic leader for a weeklong standoff.”
“Contrary to patently false reports by KBTX that the Republic of Texas and its assemblage were a militia group,” states the Republic of Texas website,the truth is that the Republic of Texas is a self-determined people attempting to throw off the yoke of military occupation of Texas through peaceful and lawful process.”
“We’ve had years of bad press, but we’re not those people,” said Jarnecke of the 1997 incident. “But yes, we are still making every attempt to get independence for Texas and we’re doing it in a lawful international manner.”
The raid has angered many people. “The tactics used went well beyond what was necessary to address a few individuals over a matter of disputed paperwork,” reported Information Liberation. “It is clear that full-blown raid was performed to intimidate and harass every member of the group. … The irony of the situation is that the thuggish tactics employed by the police and federal government actually validate the concerns of the members of the Republic of Texas and other Americans who would prefer independence from the United States federal government.”
No arrests were made, and the case is still under investigation.
(Watch the video) The picture at right is the Liberty Monument at Plymouth Massachusetts dedicated
to the Forefathers of these United States, the Separatists that our tyrannical government now’ so despises’ and is seeking to destroy.  It is so ignored that almost no one today even knows that it exists.  It, and its meaning, is quickly slipping away into obscurity.  
THE BOTTOM LINE: Is this a case of an illegal group involved in illegal activities or is it reminiscent of the oppressed patriots of freedom from before the declaration of independence.
Historically, Separatists are a threat to tyranny.  Example the Separatists of England who later became known as the pilgrims, came to North America seeking freedom from tyranny and became our forefathers.
And the following, not that I necessarily agree with their causes but all were peacefully wanting to be left alone, but nevertheless murdered by the tyrannical fear of Separatism.  
The  Branch Davidians, a religious group in Waco Texas a group led by David Koresh who were murdered by the FBI and the ATF because they just wanted to be left alone and live separate from the rest of society. 
The Weaver family nearly all murdered by the FBI on Ruby Ridge Idaho because they wanted to live separate from the rest of the country. 
The Jim Jones group who moved to South America to be able to live their own lives, were followed by an American collation of people including an American Congressman who was killed in the fracas, and leading to the group committing suicide.
"A Free government is founded in jealousy, not confidence.  It is jealousy and not confidence which prescribes limited constitutions, to bind those we are obliged to trust with power...  In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in men, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.”  -- Thomas Jefferson, 1799

“Either we must all hang together, or separately we will be hanged”.  Benjamin Franklin declared in the days leading up to the Declaration of Independence.

Aren’t these people just trying to declare their independence from tyranny?  Haven’t we just come full circle? If so, shouldn’t we just start all over again?

But where do we start?  Maybe at the beginning.

Now let’s see…In the beginning was God…

Thanks for listening – de Andréa   

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