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We Have A Way To Help Brandon (& James Update)

Hi all,

Just another update, with a request.
I finally heard from Brandon. He’s been moved out of quarantine into his permanent facility, Parnall Correctional Facility. From what he’s told me he is treated a lot better there than he was in quarantine, and that there is more to do there than I would have expected. As he describes it, its “OK, but I’m still in fucking prison.”

Another tidbit of information I got from him is that he will have to be there at a minimum until May before being eligible for parole. This is where we come in.

What is needed are LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION for Brandon to present to the parole board. We will send them to Brandon, but write them as if they are to the parole board, making a case for his character and basically letting them know what an outstanding dude he is and that he doesn’t deserve to spend five years in prison away from his family.

These letters, or any other correspondence that you would like to send him, must have his name and inmate number, as well as his facility address. Address your envelopes as below:

Brandon Vreeland #393085
Parnall Correctional Facility
1780 E. Parnall Street
Jackson MI, 49201

I also have updated information on adding money to Brandon’s commissary account, which he would greatly appreciate.
If you are willing to contribute to this, you can do so online at connectnetwork.com

On the site, to add money remotely you will need his correctional facility site number, and his prisoner number but this time with a leading zero. Also, there are two accounts, his Phone account and his Trust account. He would prefer the money be added to Trust.

Site: 117
Prisoner Number: 0393085
Add the money to TRUST account

Thanks for your time, and please take the time to do this so our brother Brandon can get back home to his family sooner.

As for James, he has been moved again to F1 in Dickerson. The jail tried to move his out date to March instead of his early release date of January 24th claiming he “got into it with a deputy”. But there was no report or video to back up this claim. James has been spending his time reading and writing his book. If any one is interested in reading his journal entries to see what his time has been like I can send those your way.
Mail should be addressed:

James Baker
2017-00004148 F1
3501 Hamtramck Dr
Hamtramck, MI 48211

If you would like you can also send money orders of no more than $100, made out to James with his inmate number on them, to the same address for his commissary account.

I also have a list of books here that James would like these can also be sent to the above address. https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/8MXAV911WSQ1

Thank you for taking the time to read this and thank you in advance if you send anything to James or Brandon. They appreciate contact from the outside world.

Incarceration Update: James Baker and Brandon Vreeland

In a gross oversight I have apparently posted this information on Facebook but not on the website. My apologies.

First, Brandon:

Brandon got the worse end of this stick by far, and is facing 9 months to 5 years in a state prison for simply documenting the situation as it occurred. James called me from jail specifically to implore me to impart this knowledge and its importance on you.

Like James, he’s been essentially crucified in order to make a clear statement about how the city of Dearborn, the county of Wayne, and the State of Michigan feel about your rights and freedoms. Actions speak louder than words, and in that way Brandon is now shouting for all of us. We need to make sure that he knows he is heard.

Instructions regarding how to send mail to an MDOC prisoner can be found at THIS LINK

You will need the prison name and address, as well as his MDOC prisoner number.
It should be presented on the envelope in the following format:

Brandon B. Vreeland, #393085
Charles Egeler Reception And Guidance Center
3855 Cooper St.
Jackson, MI 49201-7547

Charles Egeler Reception and Guidance Center is the facility he was assigned to as of last I checked, but before addressing your letter you can verify his facility location and address at THIS LINK
If you really want Brandon to know he is loved, the process for sending him some money for his inmate account can be found at THIS LINK
If you are not using the online service, you will need an accompanying deposit form, which can be found at THIS LINK

Next, James:

James has been moved to a different housing unit in the jail.
Future mail should be addressed:

James Baker
2017-00004148 Mod G1
3501 Hamtramck Dr
Hamtramck, MI 48211

James left a list of books he would like to have, which we’ve put into an Amazon wishlist at THIS LINK

Please note, all books or magazines must come directly from the publisher or a well known retailer such as Amazon or Barnes and Noble. All books must be paper back, anything hard cover will be returned to sender.

Straight from the Wayne County website: Letters will not be accepted which contain illegal or prohibited material including; Polaroid pictures, raised decorative stickers, musical or battery operated cards, stamps, personal checks, cash and items, which may be obtained from commissary. Here is a LINK so you can read the specifics before you send anything.

Also if anyone would like to put money on James’ commissary account HERE IS THE LINK to set all that up. Commissary will allow James to buy pencils, paper, hygiene products, clothes and snacks. You can send money orders $100 or less only or you can sign up for an online account and do deposit money that way. The link will tell you exactly what you need to do.

I know it is a lot to read, a lot of links, a bit of time and effort and possibly a few dollars of your hard earned money, but they are presently paying more than that for us, it is really the least we can do.
Thanks everyone!

Police Interaction Book

Preface – The King’s Men

The following words are an attempt to catalog my experiences with police, and frame them in such a way that makes it as clear as possible what my perspective was. From the very first time that a police officer pointed his sidearm at me to the very last, I’ve continuously known that the actions of both myself and the police officers I met would be difficult for many people to understand. I have known that I’ve never appeared really normal or average when others view my actions, but I have always felt that this was due to a fundamental misunderstanding of my premise.

However, this book is not truly about me. While I myself must frame the stories, since I (and my corroborating cameras) were actually there, the stories herein are about the individual police officers; the specific humans that occupy the uniforms of law enforcement; the minds within the machine. Perhaps I have my own biases, partially due to my own ego and drive to succeed, but I will include no added lies or falsifications to tell the story better for my perspective; I will only include the full picture of truth that I can, because the boring old truth still ends up being a sum of unbelievable experiences with a plethora of colorful people. I have shocked myself in what I’ve seen with my own eyes, and I hope that you might be able to withdraw the same knowledge that I have from my experiences.

While this book will be universally declared by angry critics to be completely anti-police, let me make it clear that this is not the case. Police are a necessary part of a peaceful society. Absolutely necessary. Not everyone in a society, certainly not a majority, are likely to be professionals at conflict resolution, confrontation de-escalation, and defense of the peaceful population at large; I think that every reader, and myself, will agree that this is ideally the ultimate role of police in society.

This is not how police actually are.

Police are trained not to resolve conflicts, but to investigate and cage possible offenders of an arbitrary edict sent down from the metaphorical king in Washington, DC or Lansing, Michigan or your local city hall. The king (the government: the state, and their courts) has offices nationwide, and indeed across the world. Though the exact nature of how that king comes to power is no longer a method as arbitrary as family lines or marriage, the collective edicts returned from the king(s) carry the threat of violent, life-threatening, physical force from the king’s men (police) if you dare defy such edict. It does not matter if you didn’t hurt anyone or if there is no complaining victim: the king’s men will put you in a cage if the king says so, end of story.

Police are not trained to deescalate confrontations, but to escalate them until they gain physical control. If a police officer wants to talk to you, and you are walking away from him (since you have the fundamental right to ignore any stranger on the street, regardless of their costume or certification from the king), since he thinks the king will grant him permission to do so, he will grab your arm to stop you. If you resist, he will either knock you to the ground with his body or his Taser. If you defend yourself from this clear aggression, the officer will murder you. If you submit to the torture, you will be chained, caged, and be told to remit a portion of your wealth to the king to leave said cage.

I once got pulled over for having a muddy license plate (the purpose of such plate being that the king may better identify and steal from his subjects), just a few minutes after being on a muddy dirt road. The only issue here is that the police want to be able to see the plate; its not like anyone was harmed in the making of this $60 traffic ticket. If I hadn’t paid that $60, the police would eventually send a SWAT team to put me in a cage, just because the police officer couldn’t read a piece of metal that I don’t even need on any practical or moral level; I only have it because the king demands his subjects have plates.

Police are trained not to defend the peaceful population at large, but to protect themselves at all costs, even if those costs are grossly immoral on their face. Not only do police officers often cause unnecessary physical harm to peaceful people in their efforts to enforce the king’s edicts, but they lie to protect each other in a dangerous Police vs Public mentality, all to put the king’s wrath upon some peaceful subject rather than themselves. Whom will the king believe: a peasant, or one of his own men? Even then, in the United States at least, the king has declared that his men aren’t even required to protect any specific subject from imminent harm happening in front of them, but to protect the community at large so that the king’s interests are not affected by unrest (Warren v. District of Columbia is an edict from the king that addresses this point).

By this point, you may be thinking that I am broadly generalizing police in an unfair way. This is at least partially correct. Each individual police officer is their own person; they each own themselves and control their own actions. This means that individual police officers are fully capable of ignoring the common trends described previously and being better custodians of the peace of their community than their peers. Many officers proactively attempt to be better than others, but they are a minority. Thanks to the nature of relying on a metaphorical king to rule society, the king’s men typically follow the training handed down to them, regardless of its ethicality or morality. I have met police officers that literally tell me, “I hate cops,” knowing full well the coercive, thug-like nature of the common police officer; this is the exception rather than the rule.

Different law enforcement agencies across the world have their own standard of what exactly is proper conduct for their officers. In many nations, the police are literally worse than the criminals on the streets, because the police are assured of having the king’s blessing in whatever corruption they choose. Another plethora of nations have police that are far more effective at maintaining a helpful relationship with the king’s subjects, to the point that the people look up to the police to one degree or another. Police in the United States fall into both of these two loose categories, usually varying wildly by geography and local politics. A sheriff’s deputy in rural Montana will almost always be a true community peacekeeper compared to the thugs that occupy NYPD costumes in New York City. Bigger populations are almost always an indicator of worse police, for a wide variety of economic and political reasons.

However, it CAN truly be said that all police are required to be immoral; it IS objectively true that all cops are bad. This may seem like an extremely overbroad statement that couldn’t possibly be justified, but the explanation is rather simple. Police are policy enforcers: its right there in the name. Alternatively, they are law enforcement officers; their job is to enforce ALL of the king’s edicts (laws), not protect anyone needing protection. While police can and do, of course, on occasion actually protect someone in dire need of protection, this is not in their job description. The institution of police is designed to enforce ALL the laws, ideally with the intention of making a safer community.

However, sometimes government makes laws for reasons that aren’t based in a concern for the public, but perhaps a concern for itself or whom it favors. There are bad laws in existence in every single jurisdiction that police patrol. Every single police jurisdiction in the world has laws against what natural plants you can choose to put in your body, as an easy example. Because you own yourself, and because you own your body, it is a violation of your self-ownership for the king to declare that you cannot do so. Putting a plant in your body is not inherently a violation of someone’s safety or freedom, and yet your safety and freedom is directly threatened by the king and the king’s men if you do so.

The inherent contradiction that all police encounter is that they are required to enforce these bad laws and put you in a cage if you do not comply. It doesn’t matter if it is manifestly evil to throw a peaceful plant smoker into a cage; the king requires his men to do so. Therefore, every police officer is constantly required to choose between doing their jobs properly or not enforce these unjust edicts from the king. If the police officer does not enforce an unjust law, they are not doing their jobs properly, and are therefore a bad cop. If the police officer enforces an unjust law, they are acting in a manifestly evil manner under the king’s direction, and are therefore a bad cop. There are NO good cops, because every single one is required to be in this dilemma.

Police, as you might imagine, nearly exclusively choose to enforce these unjust laws in manifestly evil manners. They have their own needs to fund theirs and their families’ best interests with income from the king, and they have little motivation to give up that financial security. To make matters worse, the training that police receive convinces them that their actions are perfectly moral; they are conditioned to accept that the unjust means justify the ineffective ends. It is a sad truth that all police are in this position where they must choose between financial security and being a moral peacekeeper; it is exponentially sadder that police choose to put themselves in that position by virtue of their voluntary choice of career.

At this point, you may be wondering precisely how I can show that all police are required to be immoral, yet simultaneously claim that we need police. The key difference here is that I advocate not for the monopolized enforcers of the king’s arbitrary edicts that we currently live with, but with peacekeepers skilled in conflict de-escalation, conflict resolution, and protection of those who ask for protection. Being forced to have “protection” from a thug class with the force of the entire king’s resources at their disposal is not freedom; any peaceful person being forced to subjugate themselves to something they do not ask for is tyranny. You as a liberated, peaceful person who just wants to live your life hassle-free have every right to protect yourself if you choose; you have no moral requirement to accept another’s protection. Just like a mafia demanding protection money from members of the community, the end result is a net loss for the peaceful community members. In the end, you are not paying for protection from the mafia, even if they actually provide it: you are paying to not get your ass kicked by the mafia.

People want police, or else they wouldn’t exist. It really is that simple, but a huge portion of peaceful people in the world believe that our current type of police is good enough. We can find a better way as a society; we can do without the king’s men and even the king himself. We need not settle for a thug enforcer class that operates under intimidation and coercion; we can have police that are not bound by edicts from a king. The king’s men are only out for the king, by definition, and the safety and liberty of we the people is secondary at best. The king’s men theoretically serve the citizenry by serving the king; why can’t the king’s men simply serve the citizenry directly, and simply cease to be men of the king?

Until we reach a critical mass of people realizing the coercive nature of their police, there are many things to be done. The massive quantity of personal paradigm shifts required to improve the status quo is a daunting task. What we can easily do, in our efforts to move to a more peaceful society, is educate both the police and citizenry of the concepts in the preceding paragraphs. This is my premise for this book. This book is designed to show not only efforts of myself to improve individual police officers directly in their respect for the liberties of the citizenry, but to more importantly show you how you can create the same positive changes for yourself and your community. Call this an autobiographical how-to guide on preserving your liberty in the face of growing unrest and tyranny in our world, starting with the boots on the ground that the king’s men are. Ideally, upon completing this book, you will have all the knowledge you need to make yourself exponentially harder to be victimized by the police, as well as learn distinctly effective methods for improving the police for the safety and liberty of the rest of your community.

If it pleases the crown, I invite you to read on.

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If you find the preface to be a riveting exposition into the dozens of police interaction stories told, then please consider donating some crypto to help this project.

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POLICE FAIL – Saving People from Tickets/Arrest

Two liberty activists have shown in a new video (above) that it is easier than ever to save your fellow peaceful motorists from extortion from local police. While it is a prevailing misconception that police enforce traffic laws for public safety, a cursory glace at police tactics proves this is not the case. If police enforced traffic simply to make the public safer on roadways, they would park their vehicles in highly visible areas where high quantities of traffic are flying by, because they would become a visual deterrence for speeding motorists in the maximum way effective. This article does an exceptional job of showing why the traditional traffic stop is both outdated and immoral.

However, two activists from police accountability institution Liberty Is For Everyone and the local CB affiliate Jackson Cop Block found one such law enforcement officer who insisted upon hiding his vehicle behind bushes in a low-traffic area with a low speed limit. Since low speed limits are often on such quiet side streets as in the video above, they make ideal areas for revenue-hungry police to hide for safe and easy traffic stops. When the two activists in the video above find this particular Jackson County Deputy hiding on the outskirts of Jackson MI, they slowed down oncoming traffic with hand signals. This has the dual purpose of not only slowing traffic down, as the police claim they want, while simultaneously interfering with the deputy’s ability to collect revenue with coercion of the state. After several vehicles pass by this deputy, designated Traffic Management 3 for exclusively writing tickets, he realizes the futility at remaining at this hiding spot while a Cop Blocker is warning oncoming traffic of his presence.

Jackson deputy arresting man for driving w/o ID.
Jackson deputy arresting man for driving w/o ID.

Knowing he is on camera, the Deputy attempts to fake a pleasant encounter, but drives off when the veteran activists do not flinch.

A short time later, this same deputy nearly causes three collisions while whipping out into oncoming traffic to follow his next extortion victim, a painter in a Chrysler 300. Not initially noticing the activists are back with their cameras, the deputy discovers this person he has stopped has no identification on him, because he just came from very dirty employment. The deputy pulls him out of the vehicle, tells him he is going to jail, and begins asking the typical “Do you have anything on you I should know about?” question upon this painter. Upon noticing he is again on camera, the deputy instead offers to let the painter drive to his house for his ID while the deputy meets him there. The additional presence of the cameras makes building a case against the painter much harder, because it is far more difficult of the deputy to craft the narrative.

Seeing defeat, but attempting to save face for himself and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, the deputy approaches the cameramen with a thank you for slowing traffic down earlier, due to complaints (FOIAs indicate that no complaints were received). If his objective were truly to slow traffic down, without any concern for generating revenue, why would he not sit out in the open like the activists who actually slowed traffic down?

DHS Draws AR-15s on Cop Blockers in Detroit

In April of this year, two liberty activists went on an armed walk in Detroit, as they have done dozens of times previously, to protest the unlawful arrest of Legally armed black men, as well as the encroaching violations of civil rights by the State and their law enforcement actors.

As seen on dozens of videos on YouTube, this copblocking and liberty outreach organization, Liberty Is For Everyone, has a long history of being welcomed and cheered on by the communities in Detroit that they visit. Thanks to repeated lawlessness from Detroit Police Department, these armed protestors are a wonderful shock for these people to see. In the video below, after two activists from Liberty Is For Everyone were illegally removed from local bus station in downtown Detroit, they walked near the Patrick McNamara Federal Building just a few blocks away, as thousands of people do every day.

When these activists passed by a security checkpoints at the Federal Building while on their way to the riverfront, the private security there took offense to normal armed citizens. Even when the first security guard was educated on the fact that a public sidewalk is publicly accessible to anyone, the security guard instead called for Department of Homeland Security backup as these men continued past the Federal Building on their walk.

Not more than a block later on their travels, these two activists were confronted by Department of Homeland Security police officers, three of which were armed with AR-15s. One of the two activists with Liberty Is For Everyone, a black man with a rifle, was unlawfully detained and identified by Department of Homeland Security. His white partner, after being muzzle swept at point-blank range, continued across the street. Not only is it safer legally for the cameraman to continue on while his partner is being detained, but it also provides a wider angle for the camera to document the happenings. Both men continued on their way within a few minutes, but not before top brass commanders in Detroit Police Department made the scene.

A few months later, two men returned to the Patrick McNamara Federal Building for an additional audits comma partially to see if the private security and the Department of Homeland Security Police had to change the protocol regarding civil rights audits yet. The video of their second visit comma quite different in nature, is below.

While some may say that the activists from Liberty Is For Everyone are merely baiting law enforcement officers who are going about their jobs, it is equally true that police bait normal citizens into taxable and arrestable offenses everyday, from the benign speeding tickets to the entrapments on a felony charge. As well, because police are a government monopoly, with no legal competition, they have no natural incentive to provide a quality service. There is no accountability in a monopoly, because there is no choice for the consumer to patronize an alternative. In a service that is not in Monopoly, competition keeps costs and prices down while ensuring a quality product or service. If law enforcement were not a monopoly, Not only would civil rights audits like these be impractical, they would be unnecessary.

Linens ≠ Liberty

A flag is a symbol.
A flag is not a person, or a group of people.
A flag is not freedom.
A flag is a symbol.
Symbols are representative, but symbols are also relative. They mean different things to different people.
This is important to understand.

To some, they believe a flag represents freedom, and the sacrifice that has been offered to secure that freedom.

To others, a flag represents oppression, and is the banner under which their freedoms disappear and their lives are controlled.

Either is reasonable, depending on your viewpoint.

The former is representative of all that has taken place to arrive at the point in which we currently exist. In other words, this is typically the viewpoint of a person who believes that a ‘flag’ represents a ‘country’, which is comprised of ‘people’ and ‘principles’ [such as freedom].

The latter is representative of a ‘government’, which seeks to control ‘people’ who live within a ‘country’, which is defined by the area which can be forceably controlled by aforementioned ‘government’. In other words, it is typically the viewpoint of a person who believes that a flag represents a ‘government’, which seeks to control the behavior of ‘people’, and that ‘people’ and ‘principles’ [such as freedom] can be valued, and celebrated, and striven and fought for, even or perhaps especially in the absence of a ‘government’.

The primary distinction between these two belief structures is, put simply, the presence of a distinction between ‘principles’ and ‘government’.

The former set of people do not see a distinction, and view any slight against one as an attack on the other.

The latter set of people, on the contrary, view the existence of these two entities as mutually exclusive.

Symbols mean different things to different people. This is important as we look at what is going on in the world around us.
Chastising people for their behavior towards a symbol is easy if you assume that the symbol means the same thing to them that it does to you. You take it personally. You think they’re direcly insulting your ‘principles’.

However, if you take a step back, given the above, and realize that to them, the symbol itself is a direct insult to their ‘principles’, you begin to understand their behavior.

It is more important still to realize that in this situation, you are both reacting strongly, against each other, because you each believe the other is standing against your ‘principles’, when in reality a mere misunderstanding about the meaning of a symbol has lead you to lose sight of the fact that you are, in fact, championing the SAME ‘principles’.

Now, to this Kaepernick guy.
I don’t care about sports, or this guy, any more than I care about anybody else I don’t know, except to say that I believe in Liberty for Everyone.

I will say this: addressing of grievances used to be encouraged. This is an example of a person in the latter group addressing their grievances, and refusing to align with a ‘symbol’ that, as defined above, is contradictory to the person’s ‘principles’.
This is not a slight against your ‘principles’. If you are offended, then it is merely because you disagree upon the meaning of the symbol chosen as the vessel for the message. The ‘principles’ being defended, even though you may disagree with the method, are likely the same ‘principles’ you hold dear yourself.

Don’t be so blind, dumb and hateful that you can’t take a step back and see the bigger picture, which, in short, is that the symbol is not the thing that needs defending. The ‘principles’ are. The sooner you realize this, the sooner you might find allies in unexpected places, and enemies in plain view.

A New Age of YouTube Liberty Activism

Good evening.

I greet you all warmly, and I hope that you all are well.

The world we live in is constantly changing. We all see changes, and we express ourselves regarding what changes we object to. This is an undervalued human right, and is protected in the United States by the First Amendment of our Constitution. There are many people who object to the directions that our planet’s societies take from time to time. There are people who protest the abortion of unborn fetuses. There are citizens who work to protect the Earth’s environment. There are millions who protest governments sending armies to fight each other. There are droves who want less restricted gun rights. There are those who are activists for religious freedom, and there are more and more beyond.

We are none of the above.

We, the new LibertyIsForEveryone.com, are human rights activists. We are civil rights protestors. We are the resistance’s online newspaper. We do everything we can to fight for liberty, guided by the Non-Aggression Principle, for literally everyone. Human rights have no borders, and WE ALL should be free. It is critical that WE ALL unite for EVERYONE’s freedom. Your liberty should be just as bountiful and unwavering as the starving child in Uganda; the ex-convict’s freedom the same as the CEO. Any given black male in America who drives a rusty Ford Pinto should be just as free as the racist white man who is chauffeured in his Bentley, and everything vice-versa.

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The key to freedom is not equal opportunity, equal standard of living, or even equal treatment under law: the key to freedom is the idea that each and every human has equal authority over each other. That is to say, since everyone has equal authority over each other, no one has authority, and every human interaction must necessarily be voluntary.

This is a fight that has no winners, except for our entire species. I believe that we, as the innovative beings we are, have the ability to evolve beyond the need for petty rule by a distant government; I hope you believe we can too.

OK, since more than likely everyone who finds freedom to be disgusting has perished from the previous words or simply closed this page by now, we can really get down to business.

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Our new website, LibertyIsForEveryone.com, is a homepage stuffed with the latest videos from liberty activists across the globe. We have temporarily selected 18 YouTube channels to be featured; you will likely recognize HonorYourOath, Kory Watkins, Adam Kokesh, Cop Block, and Photography is Not a Crime. There are other channels you might not be familiar with, such as Bunny Boots Inc, Jackson Cop Block, and Mike Blue Hair. We are in the process of selecting which final 30 channels will be featured on the homepage, and we are asking for the best YouTube liberty activists to join. The LibertyIsForEveryone network will engage more cross-traffic between YouTube channels; that is to say, we will all learn more and reach more of the sheeple faster when we work together, freely share content, and promote each other. If you are interested as a channel owner, please email Contact@LibertyIsForEveryone.com or visit our Contact Us page.

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Our other new website, FreedomIsForEveryone.com, contains all of our latest news, editorials, rants, and other content. We are also looking for talented writers who would like to add more articles in the name of liberty. If you are interested as a writer/blogger/journalist/author, please email Contact@LibertyIsForEveryone.com or visit our Contact Us page.

Our freedom is taken every day; please do your best to not delay.

Open Carriers Protesting Open Carriers Over Islam

This weekend, October 9th, 10th, and 11th, has had a multitude of protests across the country at various mosques. Many rational, smart, confused people organized these events; they were so disgruntled with the little freedom they have slipping away that they blame precisely who we’ve been conditioned to blame since the 9/11 false flag in 2001. Muslims are not dangerous people, and radical Islam is a whole ‘nother fringe group that doesn’t reflect arabs and muslims. These protesters came armed, burned muslim scripture, and made a statement.

We attended the protest in Dearborn, MI; supposedly the largest arab population outside of the middle east resides in this Detroit suburb. The statist paranoia was evident; dozens of police ensured that the six anti-islam protesters were separated from the crowd of loud hippie counter-protesters. The crowd bullhorned the small group of islamophobes constantly, repeating cliche chants that accused the anti-islam protesters of being facists and such.

We had to break up this ridiculous two-sided mockery of insight. The stupid hippie counter-protesters were uninformed, annoying, and some were slightly violent (even though we were also protesting the islamophobes, one threw a full water bottle at one of us from a moving vehicle on the adjacent U.S. highway). The stupid islamophobe protesters were much better behaved, but were obviously stirring up religious hate because they’ve been conditioned to do so by our favorite mainstream news channels. We broke the entire thing into a harder picture to understand, prima facie.

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When we arrived, looking exactly as you see us above, the media swarmed us. The armed men who seemed to support the local muslim population did not fit into the two-sided protest that everyone had expected.

Anti-Muslim activists were not the only protesters with rifles at the library on Saturday. Three white armed men were carrying signs in support of the Muslim community.

“It doesn’t matter what color your skin is, or by what name you call God, or even if you believe in God, freedom is for everyone,” one of the armed protesters outside the barricaded area said. 

-Arab American News

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Several of the counter-protesters carried guns, but said they didn’t support an anti-Islamic message. Rekab Semaj, 23, of Oakland County, carried an AK-47, which he said was loaded.

“Just because I’m a gun owner doesn’t mean I’m Islamaphobic,” Semaj said. “Liberty is for everyone.

“Freedom has no borders and human rights are not determined by religion. I am pro-freedom.”

  -Detroit News

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The anti-Islam protesters, who support open-carry rights, were met with two groups who opposed their message: members with a communist group and supporters of open-carry who said they wanted to express solidarity with Muslims.

The open-carry group that supported Muslims said it wanted to send a message that open-carry proponents are not bigots. One couple from Cadillac who support gun rights but opposed the anti-Islam message had guns colored red,white and blue along with patriotic shirts colored the same way, like an American flag.

“I’m here today to protest the Islamophobic protesters that are here bearing arms,” said Rekab Semaj of Oakland County, with an AK47 rifle slung over his shoulder and a sign reading “Muslims Deserve Freedom.”

“My message is that liberty is for everyone, that liberty has no borders … Just because someone is of a certain religion does not mean they are dangerous. Just because the fact I’m a gun owner, does not mean I am inherently dangerous.”

-Detroit Free Press

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There was a three man contingency of human rights activists carrying their own assault rifles who joined the counter-protest in defense of the People’s Second Amendment right to bear arms as well as their First Amendment rights of expression and religion.

-Revolution News

Senator Mike Green, and NRA Backed MCRGO, Propose Partial Open Carry Ban

State Senator Mike Green, and NRA backed MCRGO are joining forces to try to partially ban open carry. It hasn’t been introduced to committee yet, but it is drafted and reported to be making it to committee imminently.

Read the Bill @ MCRGO.org

I know this is just another post on the internet, but for the love of your God or lack thereof, this is important. Send an email, make a call, make so much noise your reps can’t help but listen.
Unless you hate rights. But I assume you wouldn’t be here then.

Word is he is going to pull out all the stops/up-sleeve aces/tricks/etc.
In the meantime, we are already ready to try to stop him from several years ago when we campaigned against SB59. A few tweaks, and our pre written material is ready. Take action by clicking here and spending a few minutes.

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REBUTTAL: If you want to protect so badly, join the military

You know the drill… saw something in a conversation thread that got me fired up. This was in relation to someone suggesting an Open Carry walk in Menasha, WI
rebuttal-5-5-2015

As is my style… a point for point response:

“The most powerful weapon someone can own is their brain…. a gun wont always protect you.”

–True, but your brain won’t always protect you either. You can use your brain all day to figure out how to fix a car or build a house too, but without the right tools for the job you won’t be getting very far.

“I understand you are all fighting for your rights to carry… I do respect that. I dont believe any of you would do anything like that… but in doing that… you gotta at least see… you also fighting for the right for people who would or WILL do something like that.”

–Not so… you see, people DO NOT HAVE a right to do that. Someone in that mindset will not be affected by laws or rights, only by what their mind is set upon. The only ones affected by such things are the law-abiding. Everyone has a right to carry a firearm for self defense. NOBODY has a right to be the harmful aggressor.

“If all people were like you… there would be no need for guns, but they arent. It does add fuel to the flame.”

–What flame? If people can’t understand that water is not flammable, then they are the ones with a serious problem. An armed good guy is not adding fuel to an armed bad guy’s flame. It is adding water. It might not put the fire out, but it will hopefully keep it at bay long enough to save some people.

“Other countries have stricter rules.. and they dont have all these shootings we have. Its sad.”

–They do, however, have much higher rates of violent crime than we do per capita typically. I’ll cite some examples after you do.

“Now none are you are even gonna listen to me, and I am most likely wasting my breath….”

–I’m responding point-for-point, so hopefully the fact that I’ve listened to you isn’t lost in the fray…

“I was just saying dont rush to parade MENASHA. People are nervous with the recent events. Respect that. Give it more time. People will always be nervous… but that is high there now. You are gonna do it anyway… but even right after a funeral? … just wrong and disrespectful.”

–It’s wrong and disrespectful to cause the funeral in the first place. People who are nervous because of Charles & Friends are nervous for the wrong reasons, and if it takes 10 nervous people to reach one person with the message of liberty it is frankly worth it.

“And People wont complain if u are carrying a gun…. I mean.. its a gun. Guns injure and kill… but I’m sure in their minds stuff is flying.”

–Guns don’t injure and kill. People who wield guns may or may not injure or kill. If a person leaves a gun out on the table and a kid finds it and shoots himself, we blame the gun. If a person leaves a circular saw out on the table and plugged in and a kid cuts himself in half, we blame the parent. Take a second and reflect on why that is. Inanimate objects are only as dangerous as the person wielding them, and no law will influence that person’s mindset.

“If you want to protect so badly.. i’d say join the force or military. Or fight to build a community citizen force…. but guns in individual hands= problems.”

–Join the police and kidnap people at gunpoint for petty bullshit that doesn’t hurt anybody except maybe themselves, and kill them if they resist, occasionally getting lucky with someone who is actually a violent criminal. Or, join the military and go somewhere overseas and kill people for no particularly good reason. Which one of those is really protecting anyone? The police have no duty to protect us, and the military, unless we’re invaded which I find unlikely, is only really protecting our financial interests these days.

“I am done with this… I will let you all come back with your debates… I am not into debates really, just had to say something. And should wait for Menasha… that was really the point.”

–If they wait until people forget about it, if they wait until the media [who isn’t waiting] has had their three weeks to hammer their agendas into people, then they have waited too long.

-EC