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and brave, and hated and scorned.
When his cause succeeds, the timid join him,
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Stacy has recently earned the Patriot Network's prestigious "Agitator of the Month" award. Stacy loves his Confederate flag and (more importantly) understands what it stands for so he has taken a stand for it. At Republican meetings in Spartanburg, when the rest of the audience stands to salute the national flag, Stacy stands and salutes the real national flag. Because of this exercise of his First Amendment rights, he has been threatened with arrest. This has not dampened Stacy's zeal though. Of course, he has taken a few precautions. Let's just say that he is applying the words of Jesus, "Be as sly as serpents and as innocent as doves."

Government Abuse and Yellow Journalism

By Patriot R.

Unless the readers of this article have no exposure to what passes as media today you will recall the events of the final week of January covered in all types of news outlets on Chapin area native Patriot Bruce. Patriot Bruce was arrested by FBI agents for "impersonating" a marshal by serving legal papers on Newberry County Sheriff Lee Foster in an attempt to release from custody one known by him. Mug shots were shown on TV. All stops were pulled out in an attempt to present Patriot Bruce as a criminal. If you'd like to know the truth read this article!

Patriot Bruce was arrested at gunpoint on January 21st, taken before a judge on the 24th, released on bond at that time, taken back before a judge on the 31st and at that time all the charges were dismissed!

Allow me to give some history that may well explain the gross injustices being done to Patriot Bruce?s family. The readers will no doubt recall an incident about four years ago when two long-serving Newberry Magistrates by the names of Koon & Rushton were fired from their positions. Former state senator André Bauer took the heat for Koon's firing. Papers carried numerous articles concerning that situation. However, the reasons for Koon?s firing were never given. Smoke and mirrors were used to cover up the actual cause. As radio commentator Paul Harvey often says; "Now for the rest of the story".

Patriot Bruce was the real cause of those two dismissals! He was cited to appear before Rushton. He did some research and discovered neither had filed their required "Oaths of Office". As a result they had absolutely no authority to exercise the duties of a magistrate. So all the "judgments/orders" ever made and signed by those two magistrates were VOID! Now you can perhaps realize the dilemma faced by the establishment. If Bauer told the public the truth, the folks that had been unjustly dealt with in actions before those who were truly impersonating public officials could have joined in a class action suit against them, naming also the county administrator, sheriff, solicitors, clerks of court, etc.. It might even have reached to then-Senator Bauer, as senators are responsible for their district's magistrates. If you try to bring such a suit now an attorney will likely tell you the statute of limitations has run out and you are time-barred from doing so. You might suggest to him/her that you were defrauded, and there is by law no statute of limitations on fraud. Suggest to him/her that cases can be reopened under the legal doctrine of newly discovered evidence.

When reform-minded Patriot Bruce attempted to introduce into evidence the fact that Rushton had failed to file his oath, Rushton had Patriot Bruce thrown into jail stating he would serve 30 days for contempt. After five days Patriot Bruce was released when his next friend1 served a Habeas Corpus on a judge of that circuit. Patriot Bruce incurred the vengeful wrath of a system rife with corruption when he pursued an action with that judge. In that action, 8th circuit solicitor Jerry Peace defended Rushton.

Can you now see why André Bauer could not divulge the facts of why the dismissals were made? It would have opened the floodgates for lawsuits against those who are truly impersonating a public officer and the other county officers who did nothing to fulfill their Oaths of Office by permitting this lawless behavior. Filing the Constitutionally mandated oath is the basic and fundamental requirement for constitutional officers. The oath of office requirement was put into our constitutions by our founding fathers who knew all too well the abuse persons in positions of power would make against the ones who elected them to serve. The oath is a contract with us, the People, that our Servants will not deprive us of our Constitutionally-protected rights. Now perhaps you can see what is behind this vendetta to destroy the reputation of Patriot Bruce and wreak havoc with his family. News releases usually said; "Mr. Patriot Bruce hasn't been convicted of a crime!? But wasn't he convicted in the eyes of the public when they were force fed a twisted and distorted version of events? This falsehood has been carried everywhere by the lapdog media that serves an establishment which greatly fears people having access to justice in our court systems. Perhaps the reader can see the chilling effect this treatment might have on other reform-minded people.

I advise you all to buy the very recently published book titled Constitutional Chaos by Andrew Napolitano. The one called ?Judge? on the Fox News Network publishes it. Napolitano has been an attorney, a judge, and law school professor. Next do an Internet search on the name Judge Edith Jones of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Napolitano's book sounds the same horrific warning made by Judge Jones about the corruption, which rots the entire court system. Here is some of what Judge Jones has to say in talks to members of Harvard Law School's Federalist Society. "The American legal system has been corrupted almost beyond recognition. The question of what is morally right is routinely sacrificed to what is politically expedient. The change has come because legal philosophy has descended to nihilism. The integrity of law, its religious roots, and its transcendent quality are all disappearing. I saw the movie Chicago with Richard Gere the other day. That's the way the public thinks about lawyers."

Although all charges against Patriot Bruce have been dismissed I have contacted newspapers that cooperated with the establishment to destroy the name and reputation of this family and they have refused to print a retraction and apology. Media has served as a bulwark to protect the people from government graft and abuses. It now appears those once called "guardians of our liberties" serve and give cover to our tormentors. Provision must be made to protect the people from media abuses when they distort the truth and refuse to cure and correct. Such editors are without conscience or sympathy for those injured in such a horrific way. Mrs. Patriot Bruce has a very responsible and public professional position. One of the couple's daughters is a high school senior, the other is a sophomore. Patriot Bruce was bringing the youngest home from school when he was pulled over by armed FBI agents with drawn guns. They handcuffed Patriot Bruce at gunpoint, and took him to jail. Those events will likely emotionally scar the teen for life. Patriot Bruce was placed in an unheated cell with only the cold concrete floor to lie on, clothed only in a thin short sleeve jump suit. After a day of this harsh treatment he was placed into a cell on the infamous third floor, where the really bad apples are kept. In that cell were two inmates of another race. An agenda here was obvious, but Patriot Bruce says, "I quickly made two friends who treated me as if I were their own child. My cell mates banged on the bars shouting loudly until they forced the jailers to bring a cot so I wouldn't have to sleep on the floor."

Patriot Bruce was soon released on a $250,000 bond under all the restrictions one would face if on probation. When Judge Catoe dismissed all charges on Jan. 28th and the FBI said they would return all of his belongings including time sensitive documents they'd seized from his car. He thought the seized items were being held in the U.S. District Court House in Greenville, but the FBI agent said they were in the Columbia office.

The following day the FBI agent called Patriot Bruce and told him he should come to their office, sign a release and get his documents. He told them he didn't sign anything when they took them and they knew were he lived and could return the documents to him there. The agent told Bruce, "Your s*** is here if you want it!" and hung up the phone. Patriot Bruce is fearful for his life around such criminals and he is not willing to go to their office.

Can you see now why our founding fathers, in their great wisdom, made the requirement for all officers to file an oath that they will uphold and defend the rights of the people? The fathers knew all too well the abuse the King's agents could heap upon the good people of the land. That Oath is a contract that they will not exceed their limited authority. This glorious truth has been all but lost in today's police state mentality, which is often furthered by the mediaas seen in this case. Patriot Bruce incurred the wrath of the Newberry County establishment when he came to the aid of someone being unjustly jailed, just as had been four years earlier. The establishment welcomed the opportunity to attempt to settle the score with Patriot Bruce as it unleashed the big dogs of the federal agents against him. Not even this proved to be adequate against our hero, whose stand represents the best in human character as set forth by The Lord in the beatitudes in Matthew 5:3-122. You can see his advocacy for those robbed of their rights, as he also had been, in those verses. Patriot Bruce also displays Christian values as seen in Matthew 25:31-46 by his visits and the help that he freely gave to one who was unjustly imprisoned. Pity the poor establishment persons as they hear their condemnation from the Lord in those closing verses in chapter 25. ?Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.?

1 - a basic concept long-forgotten in this legally mixed-up age.
2 - Blessed are the poor in spirit,
             for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
      Blessed are those who mourn,
             for they will be comforted.
      Blessed are the meek,
             for they will inherit the earth.
      Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
              for they will be filled.
       Blessed are the merciful,
             for they will be shown mercy.
      Blessed are the pure in heart,
             for they will see God.
      Blessed are the peacemakers,
             for they will be called sons of God.
       Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness,
             for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
      Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of
       evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward
       in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.


What was Going Through My Mind When I was Arrested

To my fellow Patriots:

On March 19th, the day of our flag rally here in Toccoa, Georgia, I was arrested. I know that many people initially did not understand what was going through my mind, but after I explained that there is a very real threat here, everyone has become very supportive. Looking back, I wish I could have done things a little differently, but I will not be the first to overreact in a situation like this -- and I won’t be the last. (Remember how Peter overreacted and cut a soldier’s ear off!) This threat is something us Patriots will have to deal with in a very real way – the sooner the better.

After the police put me on the ground, they assured me that all I have to do is give them my name (even after they retrieved it from my wallet.) I kept repeating “Only a name?” You see “just a name” may seem pretty innocuous (irrelevant) enough on the surface, but in actuality it is far more. This was not a block party, or some sporting event. This was a political rally (flag rally). People from all walks of life come together here with one purpose: to bring attention to a federal government that is so out of control. It is especially threatening when you consider that police have been finding one excuse after another to “round up our names” at different rallies over the years.

Some of you may know that Hiibel was recently arrested and fined for not giving his name. This case is scheduled to go before the Supreme Court. I wish that I could find solidarity with Hiibel, but I can’t. Hiibel was an individual; we were a group of political activists (or shall I use the term dissidents?) Therein lies a big difference. This case has the potential to be far more significant!

I must confess, I broke our organizations own rules, and to that I am sorry. In the words of one of our leaders, “Don’t be angry with the locals [local police]. They don’t have a clue about the New World Order. They just don’t.” I responded by asking how one could not be angry with the locals if they are the one putting you on that boxcar. They may or may not know that a death camp awaits you on the other side, but what difference does that make to you? He had no answer for me.

Do you understand what I am saying? I am saying that today’s databases could potentially be tomorrow’s death camps.

Perhaps you are thinking that I have read too many books and watched too many movies. If you do, you may have a point. However, I would like to point out that the books I have read are history books, and the movies are documentaries or fiction based on history. History proves that death camps can happen, and I have little doubt that they will happen again.

In particular, one of the books I have read many times is the Bible, especially Revelation. I am keenly aware that the scriptures repeatedly talk about the “blood of the saints” and about those “who did not shrink from death.” I am keenly aware that the great persecution of Christians and Jews alike (called the tribulation) is getting closer every day. This is one more reason to believe that the lists of today will be the death camps of tomorrow.

If you still think that I am a bit on the far side, let me ask this question: Is there anyone that can guarantee me that my name or my FBI file will not end up on the night table in Hillary Clinton’s bedroom? The fact is that this corruption does happen on the highest levels. What guarantee do I have that it will not happen on a local level? The issue here is that we are a group that has a very different ideology from our current governmental structure.

The flag rally was a very controlled event. Cops were everywhere. And when that call came over the radio that there was an accusation that someone had thrown a rock into a school bus, the improbabilities raced through my mind. It occurred to me that someone was trumping charges just for the very purpose of rounding up names.

You know that our group is a very peaceful group. (Well except for me, sort of). And if this were truly a crime scene, the police would have had the cooperation of everyone, including me. But the improbabilities of a rock being thrown by any one of us raced through my mind. And now they were asking for names. I just had this false notion that it is illegal in America to summarily round up people’s names. And in my mind, if you can round up people’s names, you can summarily execute them.

If you think that Death Camps could never happen in America, you are probably half right. In fact, there will be no need of Death Camps when you have state-run hospitals in a universal health care system. Picture this scenario. Your politician that has a personnel vendetta against you would never think about going out after you. There is no need. She simply waits till you are in a car accident and are admitted into the hospital. There your name is red flagged and a well-paid administrator is alerted. The next thing your family knows is that you had “complications” do to extensive internal injuries. Your family wonders if there is something fishy about this, but they are powerless to do anything because the forensic lab is also state run. If Hillary Care had passed, your family could even be fined or imprisoned for attempting to go “outside the system.” No one within the system is willing to do anything other than what their boss tells them to do, because, quite frankly, there is no where else to go and find another job.

Now, does anyone want to talk about Mediscare? As you may know, Mediscare is the term one of our political parties uses to describe the tactics of the other. It is the threat that suddenly our nation’s older population will be without any or adequate medical coverage. PEOPLE, it is the possibility that our government will provide that medical coverage that frightens me the most! You know that somewhere, someplace, some politician is going to call for the budget to be brought under control, and they won’t care how it is done. That means that if the government does not think that your 67 year-old grandma is worth saving, they won’t.

Now I ask you, what happens to those names that the police collect? Are they ever shredded? Is there a law that requires them to be shredded? Will these names ever be placed in a database where they can be accessed from any terminal? What are the police procedures? What guarantees do we have that these names are not turned over to some local politician who has a vendetta out for us?

As many of you know, many people in our group have personally been a victim of some local politician’s personal vendettas.

Here in America, at least until the “Patriot Act,” it is illegal to hold a person for more than 48 hours without pressing charges. I am suggesting that we need to modernize this law and make it illegal to hold a person’s name (or a group of people’s names) for more than a certain number of hours without pressing charges. And now with the advent of facial recognition capability, this law should even extend to not holding the faces of peaceful protestors at political rallies “caught” on video.

There is a balance to be maintained here. On one hand we have the security of our nation in some very troubled times. On the other, we have the First Amendment. With a law like the one suggested above, we could find a balance between these two very important principles. Of course, the Judicial system does not make laws (at least they are not supposed to), but we need to send a very important message back to our legislators.

Such a law would serve two purposes. First it will protect people just like me who are paranoid of our government. (I remember those immortal words spoken by Trafficant, “I love my country. It is the government I fear!”) There are many who feel as I do and this proposed law would protect them from unnecessary government intrusion.

Second, this law would serve to protect the local law enforcement. Like I said, there are many of us who feel the way I do. There is no way of knowing how some people are going to react when asked to give “just a name.” Many feel that we are coming into desperate times, and desperate people do desperate things.

If all police have to do is to trump up a charge or two to round up a few names, then what freedoms do we possess? Many would stop coming to political rally events if they knew that they would be “rounded up.” There are just too many vindictive politicians not to take this seriously. But it does not matter if the threat is real or merely perceived! The fact is that sometimes perception is reality. When people feel intimidated, the first casualty will be our First Amendment Rights!

I am going to be honest with you. There are -- as I call it -- some muddy waters here. (Though, in the scheme of things, it is nothing that serious.) I recommend that in the future, we resolve ourselves to using complete passive resistance like so many others in our group did when they refused to give their names. (The police just got frustrated and left.)

Then there is one other issue here, one that I have been told is “not admissible in court” but nonetheless is very important to me. I had a bit of an attitude that day. It was an attitude that began the night before when I attended a pro-life meeting. It was there that I was shown gruesome pictures of bloody baby parts, victims of a procedure called partial-birth abortion. It was there that I learned that not only does our government look the other way on this issue, but even actively supports with our tax dollars organizations that perform these procedures. The next day there was a bit of transference when dealing with “the locals.” How much I would like to say at my trial, “How dare you judge me when you yourselves do not know the value of human life!” but I know that such things are “not admissible in court.” (Of course, the question becomes, “When will it become admissible in court?” How long will it be before the injustices of Roe v. Wade are addressed!)

One other factor played a very large role in allowing myself to be arrested. There was a story I had heard a long time ago that kept playing through my mind as I was there on the ground. (I am sorry that I am not able to recall specific names.) It was during Hitler’s rise to power that he knew that in order to control the people, he would need the cooperation of the church pastors. So he created rules as to what a pastor can and cannot say from the pulpit. Most pastors caved in to the requests, but there was one who would not compromise his faith and Hitler had this man thrown in jail. Still this pastor was a very popular and influential pastor in his community, and Hitler was not one to throw away opportunity. So he called on another pastor who did compromise his faith, one known to be a close friend of the other, and exhorted him to try to win over the other pastor with the promise of some reward. When this compromising pastor arrived at the jail cell of his close friend, he cried out, “My friend, how is it that you are here?” The uncompromising pastor replied back from within his cell, “My friend, how is it that you are not!

This is how I feel today in a very strong way. There are many more of us who should be in jail. We should never have tolerated our government telling our children and us what to do or say. Even now, most pastors seem very comfortable with the status quo. Many of us patriots recognize that we are the social/moral equivalent of 1939 Nazi Germany.

Getting back to the flag rally, there are some in the community who have criticized us for having that rally where we could have potentially placed our children in danger, saying it would have been more effective if we rallied outside where the school board meets. As to the issue that it is our school boards that are really the problem and should be the focus of our efforts, they have a point. As to the issue that we placed those children in danger, I have learned to be very wary of who cries “CRISES” and why! Let us not forget that it is these same school boards that have endangered our children with their curriculum for the past 40 years. (I chose this time period to focus on Engel v. Vitale where prayer was forcibly removed from “public” schools.) Look at the crises that these school boards have created, ones that now only the government can solve by becoming a police state. In a very real way, the whole reason why we were there was to protect those children from our government.

I cannot tell you how much your support has meant to me. It is so reassuring that even though I overreacted that the people within this organization has not “hung me out to dry.” I can only hope and pray that God has a purpose in all of this and that this issue will be addressed by our courts and our legislatures in a way that solves problems rather than create new ones.




Update 2009: Although Brother Larry spent 5 months in jail, he has successfully rebuilt his life. He is overwhelmed with customers in his dome business, and is expecting his first child with his wife, Rachel. He continues to be active in Patriot endeavors as his time permits. To God be the glory.


Patriots Sue Government Officials for Illegal Acts!

Brother Larry, Dr. Clarkson, and Nelson Waller sue government officials of Toccoa, GA for violation of civil rights, group defamation, libel, slander. For more on this story, go to lawsuits and click on any topic under "I. # Lawsuit 2006-2007: Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress & Outrageous Conduct."

A Tribute to the Greatest Freedom Fighter

veteran It is the VETERAN , not the preacher,
who has given us freedom of religion.

It is the
VETERAN , not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.

It is the
VETERAN, not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the
VETERAN, not the campus organizer,
who has given us freedom to assemble.

It is the
VETERAN , not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is the
VETERAN, not the politician,
Who has given us the right to vote.


Robert Clarkson has set up a
Freedom Fighter Fund
to defray some of the costs of fighting our tyrannical government.
Please send check to Robert Clarkson and specify a specific Freedom Fighter, if desired.

"Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves:
be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves." Jesus (Matthew 10:16)

The Final Foe

Do you hear a distant trumpet
Can you hear a clarion call
Or stand you idly dreaming,
And hear no tone at all

Do you feel the earth a'tremble
As your enemies assemble
With war horse hooves abounding
And with challenge fierce resounding

Do you see the sunrise gleaming
On their spears and banners streaming
Can you hear the crashing rattle
Of the war drums call to battle
Or do you sleep, my friend,
And droop your head withal

For while we slept upon our grave
And to the foeman 'vantage gave
We sowed therein which we must reap,
The harvest of our slothful sleep

By traitors led, by traitors sold
For bloodstained chests of traitor's gold

Australians rise or rise no more
For death is nigh the fatal shore
Honour now your fathers' blood
For freedom shed in crimson flood

Yet honour Him above all things
The Lord of Lords and King of Kings
For if we do He will abide
And He will stand and turn the tide

Do you hear a distant trumpet
Can you hear a clarion call
Or stand you idly dreaming
And hear no tone at all?

-- Martin Lear

(Martin Lear is a freedom figher from Australia currently working for Jail4Judges)



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