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Law Enforcement Officers Must Disobey Unlawful Orders

Retired Sheriff Richard Mack is founder and president of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association. He was interviewed by Dr. Joseph Mercola and some of the discussion included the sheriffs’ oath to obey the U.S. Constitution, especially in regards to the unconstitutional orders that mayors and governors have been inflicting on their respective citizens, i.e. serfs, to wear masks, socially distance or be forbidden to gather in groups of certain numbers.

Sheriff Mack mentions the importance of the officials’ oath to the U.S. Constitution (and to their respective state constitutions).

Law enforcement officers recite several different oaths when they are sworn in, I believe.

According to the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Law Enforcement Oath of Honor reads: “On my honor, I will never betray my integrity, my character or the public trust. I will always have the courage to hold myself and others accountable for our actions. I will always maintain the highest ethical standards and uphold the values of my community, and the agency I serve.”

The city of Phoenix law enforcement officers, for instance, also recite the following oath: “I (state your name), do solemnly swear (or affirm), that I will support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution and laws of the State of Arizona, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, and defend them against enemies, foreign and domestic, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge, the duties of a peace officer, to the best of my ability, so help me God.”

Many U.S. local law enforcement officers recite the same or similar oaths.

And when it comes to the U.S. military, as I wrote in this article,

All U.S. military enlistees swear or affirm an oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic,” to “bear true faith and allegiance to the same … according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice…”

Now, the Uniform Code of Military Justice, or Title 10 U.S. Code Chapter 47, indicates that military personnel must obey “lawful” orders. For example, if accused of “willfully disobeying a lawful command of his superior commissioned officer,” a serviceman may be punished accordingly. And if accused of “willfully disobeying the lawful order of a warrant officer, noncommissioned officer, or petty officer,” a serviceman may be punished accordingly. And the law specifically states that one who “violates or fails to obey any lawful general order or regulation,” or who has “knowledge of any other lawful order issued by a member of the armed forces, which it is his duty to obey, fails to obey the order,” the serviceman may be punished accordingly.

Note how military personnel must obey “lawful” orders. Therefore they are not legally obligated to obey unlawful orders, by superior officers, or even by the President of the United States.

Of course, as I also noted, that would mean that all U.S. government officials, law enforcement officials and U.S. military personnel who swore an oath to support, defend and obey the U.S. Constitution are obligated to support, defend and obey ALL parts of the Constitution. And I believe that would especially apply to the Bill of Rights, the first ten Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, which recognize some of the rights that people naturally have prior to the formation of the government that may not be violated by government officials.

In the aforementioned interview of Sheriff Richard Mack, Sheriff Mack states, “The place we start is the Declaration of Independence … So, we teach all that…And then we go into the Bill of Rights. I’m telling you, if our peace officers in this country understand that quote, ‘To secure these rights, governments are instituted among men,’ right from the Declaration of Independence, we find what the proper role of government is, and that is to secure God given rights, natural rights, our innate rights. That is the job of every peace officer in this country.”

That means that our government police and other officials may not violate our rights to the freedom of speech, freedom of religion and freedom from religion, the right to assembly and the right to criticize the government, the right of self-defense and the right to keep and bear arms, the right to be secure in our homes, persons, papers and effects, the right to be free from suspicion-less searches and seizures, the right to due process, the right to be free from government stealing our property, the right to be protected from false accusation with the right to face one’s accuser and require that accusers present evidence against the accused, the right to trial by a jury of one’s peers, the right to be free of cruel and unusual punishment, etc.

The Bill of Rights also includes the 9th and 10th Amendments.

The Ninth Amendment: “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”

In my view, we have many rights besides the ones I just mentioned, too many to be specifically enumerated in the Bill of Rights. All those more specific rights are within the general category of self-ownership, and are under the general rights mentioned in the Declaration of Independence, the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

And the Tenth Amendment: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.” (See the Tenth Amendment Center.)

Now, while Sheriff Mack referred to the mask mandates being unconstitutional especially because they are not actual laws but only “executive orders” by governors and mayors, and therefore should not be enforced by law enforcement officers, I wanted to briefly address the riots, assaults, acts of arson and looting in the cities that are referred to by very dishonest people in politics and the media as “peaceful protests” regardless of the rioters’ destroying those cities.

If a mayor, governor, or even a police chief orders a law enforcement officer to “stand down,” and not arrest someone clearly seen committing criminal acts of property destruction, assaulting others, setting fires to buildings, looting and stealing, then clearly such a “stand down” order is an unlawful order, because it is telling officers to stand by and be a witness to crimes but not intervene, thus making the officer aiding and abetting such criminal activities, in my view.

Such an officer obeying unlawful orders is thus violating at the very least the Law Enforcement Oath of Honor, which I quoted above, and will repeat here: “On my honor, I will never betray my integrity, my character or the public trust. I will always have the courage to hold myself and others accountable for our actions. I will always maintain the highest ethical standards and uphold the values of my community, and the agency I serve.”

I will leave it up to you to determine whether a law enforcement officer is violating his oaths by standing by and not arresting rioters who are clearly engaged in violent, criminal activities, hurting people and destroying property and burning down buildings and businesses and stealing away the livelihoods of the people who own and built those businesses and employ others in the community.

And in regards to police chiefs, mayors, governors or the President of the United States issuing unlawful, unconstitutional orders for law enforcement officers or other government officials which violate the constitutionally-protected rights of the people, the Oath Keepers, an organization of current and former military personnel and law enforcement officers, lists the following unlawful, unconstitutional orders they pledge to not obey (each item continues with a historical context on that page):

1. We will NOT obey any order to disarm the American people…

2. We will NOT obey any order to conduct warrantless searches of the American people, their homes, vehicles, papers, or effects – such as warrantless house-to house searches for weapons or persons…

3. We will NOT obey any order to detain American citizens as “unlawful enemy combatants” or to subject them to trial by military tribunal…

4. We will NOT obey orders to impose martial law or a “state of emergency” on a state, or to enter with force into a state, without the express consent and invitation of that state’s legislature and governor…

5. We will NOT obey orders to invade and subjugate any state that asserts its sovereignty and declares the national government to be in violation of the compact by which that state entered the Union…

6. We will NOT obey any order to blockade American cities, thus turning them into giant concentration camps…

7. We will NOT obey any order to force American citizens into any form of detention camps under any pretext…

8. We will NOT obey orders to assist or support the use of any foreign troops on U.S. soil against the American people to “keep the peace” or to “maintain control” during any emergency, or under any other pretext. We will consider such use of foreign troops against our people to be an invasion and an act of war…

9. We will NOT obey any orders to confiscate the property of the American people, including food and other essential supplies, under any emergency pretext whatsoever…

10. We will NOT obey any orders which infringe on the right of the people to free speech, to peaceably assemble, and to petition their government for a redress of grievances…

And that declaration of disobeying unlawful orders applies whether such orders are issued by superior officers such as police chiefs, or executives such as mayors, governors, or the President of the United States.

Law enforcement officers are obligated to obey the Constitution above obeying the President and other officers.

More News and Commentary in USSA

Jim Davies: Did Lockdowns Help?

Caitlin Johnstone: Dem Convention Made No Mention Of Russiagate Or Impeachment, Because Those Were Fake Things.

Karen Kwiatkowski: Students Discovering the Idiocy of the State.

Jon Miltimore: Why Kyle Rittenhouse’s Crowdfunded Legal Defense Shouldn’t Be Controversial.

Allan Stevo: The Feds Want to Snoop on Your Encrypted Data. It’s “for the Children.”

Jon Rappoport: The Whole COVID Scam Just Fell Apart: COVID Test, Overwhelming Number of False Positives

David D’Amato: Toxic Partisanship: A Gateway Towards Authoritarianism

Arjun Walia: Media Blackout: Massive Gathering In Germany As RFK Jr. Exposes Bill Gates & Big Pharma.

Jacob Hornberger: The Politicization of Education.

Ron Paul: Trump Must Back Iraq Withdrawal Promise With Action

John Whitehead: Since 9/11, the Government’s Answer to Every Problem Has Been More Government.

Doug Bandow: America Was Supposed To Be a City on a Hill, Not Model Its Foreign Policy After Nazi Germany.

Edward Hasbrouck: TSA Tries Out Another (Illegal) Biometric “ID Verification” System.

Walter Williams: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Nonsense

Laurence Vance: A Catastrophic Misconception and Omission on the Marijuana Legalization Issue.

Ryan McMaken: America’s Private Militias of the Nineteenth Century

Richard Ebeling: Trump’s “American Greatness” Also Political Paternalism.

And Theodore Claypoole: Dystopic Population Control System Supported by China’s AI Development Program.

Election 2020 in Third World Amerika

So, last week was the Democrat convention. I only heard excerpts of the speeches on the radio. The Obamas, the Clintons, Cruella Harris, John Kerry, Cory Schnooker. Oh, they were inspiring, all right.

But did anyone there mention how Barack Obama and his VP Joe Biden continued the fascist drug war viciously, and that they went after medical marijuana people even in states that legalized medical marijuana? What about the drone strikes that murder mainly innocent civilians overseas that Obama escalated after Bush?

Did they mention how as a U.S. Senator Joe Biden wrote or sponsored legislation hardening the drug war, and in fact gave us drug-related asset forfeiture? Just look at all the awful fascist laws Biden gave Amerika. Many of those laws have negatively affected black people much more than whites. But remember, if you don’t vote for Biden, “you ain’t black!”

Sadly, Donald Trump agrees with the fascist drug war, and in fact he has said he wants to militarize it! Doh!

So far, the Republicans have begun their convention with speakers who are trying to give people “hope,” but they are nevertheless fellow fascists, neocons, drug warriors and regime-change warmongers. Oh, well.

Trump was correct toward the beginning of the scamdemic that the hysteria and panic was unwarranted, until the bureaucratic swamp that surrounds him in the White House gave him a good psy-opping. If Trump isn’t going to tell the American people that the CDC and NIH and Fauci have been lying to us about the “virus,” then he is one of them, as far as I’m concerned. He’s a liar, too. And a swamp creature as well.

We know that “175,000” people “killed by COVID-19” is a lie, because CDC and most of the states’ “public health” bureaucrats are counting heart disease deaths, diabetes deaths, stroke deaths, accidental deaths, gunshot deaths, etc. as “COVID-19 deaths,” simply if the deceased person had tested positive for coronavirus. We know that most of the “COVID” patients put on ventilators die, and probably because of the ventilator. And we know that COVID-19 has a .1 to .2% infection fatality rate, just like seasonal flu. So given that the COVID-19 is no more deadly than the seasonal flu, not only is “175,000 people killed by COVID-19” a lie, it’s not even close to that.

The panic-inciting bureaucrats and their co-conspirators in the media have been engaging in such Orwellian fear-mongering for what reason? Are they trying to terrify the masses into not wanting to physically go to the polls to vote in primaries or in the November election? It wouldn’t surprise me. The Trump haters lied about “Russia collusions” for 3 years, and Adam Stiff and Jerry Noodler conducted Spanish Inquisitions to try to get Trump but they failed. We see how corrupt these people are, and their cohorts in the media.

Look, if you can go to the grocery store, the bank and other places as people have been doing, then you can go to the polls and vote. That will ensure that your vote will be counted.

However, if you vote by mail, there is a very good chance that your vote won’t be counted. Given the cancel culture and the censorship and shame crusade against Trump supporters, if you’re a Trump voter do you really want the election workers who open those envelopes to see your name and know that you voted for Trump?

No, I’m not a Trump supporter or voter, I wouldn’t even vote for the joke of a “Libertarian” Party, with that sheeple Jo Smorgasbord, wearing the mask of submission to the State that symbolizes serfdom and suppression of dissent. And standing with the Marxists of “Black Lives Matter,” who don’t give a damn about the many more black lives being murdered by other black people than by police (and the “blacks and browns” being murdered by U.S. CIA drone strikes overseas, quite frankly). And besides, Jorgensen only won 5,000 or so votes in the states’ primaries for 2020, while Jacob Hornberger won some 9,000 votes, yet the convention partiers decided to go with Jorgensen!

Speaking of “Black Lives Matter”/Antifa, why do media and Democrats refer to rioters, looters, vandals, arsonists burning down businesses, people throwing rocks and bricks at others, as “peaceful protesters”? What about the marauders going into quiet, suburban neighborhoods to wake up the “white, rich people”?

You probably heard about the “white, rich couple” in St. Louis, the McCloskeys, who brandished their firearms when a large group of marauding terrorists broke into and trespassed on their property and threatened to burn their house down. The corrupt DA is investigating the couple for defending their home and their lives! They are actually Democrats who spoke at the Republican convention. Go figure.

But I digress. Regarding the mail-in cheating, if that gets imposed in many states for November, and for no good reason except as a means for people to cheat more easily, then we are going to see contested state election after contested state election, lawsuits galore, with voting challenges stuck in the courts for weeks, even months. This will not only apply to the Presidential election but to Congressional races as well. It can only be chaos, and may not be resolved by early January because Congressional races will not be resolved, and by January 20th Nancy Lugosi will be sworn in as President. Hooray for “democracy”! Don’t you love it?

For Equal Justice Under the Law, De-Monopolize Government Police

I wanted to write my response to the recent “Libertarian” Party shenanigans, but it’s going to have to wait now. After 2 months of “COVID” imprisonment and fascist business closures, mask orders and socialist distancing, and my having to write about those things, now the narrative managers have abruptly changed the subject to the RACE crap, out of no where!

The RACE crap and “racism” here, there and everywhere coming out of the woodwork after a long time that we haven’t had to hear that, and the recent police brutality incident in Minneapolis which has little to do with race or racism.

America is NOT a “racist country”! The U.S. over 50 years ago installed the “Civil Rights” Act and nationwide abolished Jim Crow laws and made it a crime to “discriminate” against people based on race, especially in businesses, schools and “public accommodations.” Many businesses and educational institutions have “affirmative action” programs for people of color.

And prior to the past 3 months scamdemic Wall Street panic-selling and governors-forced business closures, by the end of last year the unemployment rates for black and Hispanic Americans and women were at their lowest ever in history. Thanks to Trump signing those tax cuts and the deregulation he imposed.

But the scamdemic political scammers and Trump haters took all that away now. And the rioters are helping the self-destructive cause even further.

And this certainly isn’t a defense of Donald Trump, who continues to prosecute the racist drug war in which black Americans are incarcerated at much higher rates than whites, and Trump who continues the drone strikes which mainly murder innocent civilians in the Middle East and Asia.

Nevertheless there was Plan A to get rid of Donald Trump, “Russia collusions” that didn’t work. And then Plan B, the made-up Impeachment fiasco (that also didn’t work). And then Plan C, as soon as the Impeachment failed in February, the obsessed Trump haters then exploited a “virus” and imposed their fascist orders on the people to cause economic devastation, which they did.

And now it’s Plan D, exploit a nazi cop in Minneapolis murdering a black suspect, and use that one incident to engage in more economic destruction, theft, and falsely claim there’s an epidemic of racism in America.

So the rioting and looting, burning down buildings and cars and hurting people has nothing to do with racism. (Unless you want to refer to black-instigated anti-white racism…)

If the “Black Lives Matter” or antifa “protesters” cared in the least about the plight of black people, they wouldn’t have destroyed the minority-owned businesses in Minneapolis and other cities. And further, many of those small businesses are local grocers and gas stations, the destruction of which leaves lower-income residents at a further disadvantage in their providing for themselves. Thanks, “protesters.”

And those governors, mayors, or police chiefs who told local police or National Guard to “stand down”? Useless tax eaters, all of them.

Much of this is not to do with race, but is mainly to do with the people on the left carrying out their anti-capitalism political agenda.

In 2009-2010 were the Tea Party protests and rallies, especially after ObamaCare and other further centralization and tax-theft policies, because those protesters don’t like more of their income and earnings and freedom taken away from them. They cleaned up after themselves after their rallies and they didn’t destroy property. And then in 2011-2012 there were the Occupy Wall Street protests, in which property was destroyed and protesters left disgusting messes. There was a stark difference between the two groups. The Occupy Wall Street crowd wanted the government apparatus to be used to “take from others,” and get their “fair share,” if you know what I mean.

More recently, there have been crowds of people protesting peacefully against the fascist government-ordered shutdown of the businesses and fascist stay-at-home orders. Those protesters have gone to state capitols with their signs and chanting and giving public speeches, but by and large they were not violent.

The current return of protests, in which many of the “protesters” are not protesters but are criminal marauders and monsters, are not acting out any legitimate form of protest. They are burning down businesses and stealing from them, setting cars on fire, and hurting people.

They are merely acting out the same anti-capitalist mentality (.pdf) of the same people of the white-collar variety who had been panic-selling on Wall Street and ordering businesses shut down.

But the main issue with the police murder of a black man in Minneapolis is not to do with the race of victim or perpetrator, but was yet another criminal act of government violence against a civilian.

The answer to THAT problem is to de-monopolize community policing and security. Abolish government police. No one should have legal authority over anyone else, in which if the “civilian” does something criminal he goes to jail but if the “authority” does something criminal he does not go to jail. That is not a free society or a civilized society. That’s a criminal society, in my view.

As I wrote back in 2013, “No more police socialism.” Here is an excerpt:

So the way I see it, theoretically, police or “law enforcement” socialism is when government bureaucrats possess the ownership of the means of production and provision of community policing and security while outlawing (at least implicitly) any competing agencies to do the same.

But a more honest assessment of police socialism is this: The people of a community already possess or could possess the means of providing their own security themselves. Those interested in doing so already have the natural right to establish private policing firms or voluntary groups and have a right to possess whatever armaments they wish to carry out such endeavors.

But in the current situation of police socialism, government bureaucrats have stolen from the people their ability to provide their own security, by making such attempts artificially unlawful and through disarmament schemes weakening the people’s abilities to physically defend and protect themselves when their lives and property are threatened.

The government bureaucrats have usurped and forcibly monopolized the means of production in security provision at the people’s expense. That, in a nutshell, is what police socialism is.

So what do these bureaucrats and monopolists do with their monopoly power, enforce the law?

Well, they enforce the thousands and thousands of made-up laws on the books which make artificial criminals of totally innocent human beings, that’s for sure.

Okay, but is such a government-monopolized system efficient? I’ll bet Murray Rothbard would answer in the negative.

Do the government police protect people from the aggressions of others? (Hmmm. I hear snickering out there.)

As CopBlock’s Peter Eyre noted recently, the government police have no legal obligation to protect anyone.

So why the hell do they exist?

As the late William Norman Grigg correctly pointed out, government monopolized community policing and security is a “protection” racket.

And more recently, Ryan McMaken at the Mises Institute addresses the uselessness of the government police racket in Minneapolis.

Government police are useless. That is why the business owners in Minneapolis and elsewhere need to exercise their right to keep and bear arms, and to use them if necessary, to protect their businesses, to protect their lives and their livelihoods, like the Korean business owners did in the “wild west” of L.A. during the 1992 Rodney King riots.

And I am not suggesting that citizens just go and shoot people, obviously. But people have a right to self-defense. If someone is breaking into your home you have a right to exercise self-defense to protect yourself and your family. The same right applies to your place of business, which is your livelihood, your means of providing sustenance. Anyone directly invading and physically wrecking such means of sustenance is literally threatening your life.

But such rights of self-defense also apply to when the government is threatening you.

And no, I am not suggesting that people go and shoot police either! BUT, theoretically, people have the right to defend themselves against anyone who directly threatens their lives. Larken Rose controversially addressed that issue in this article.

As Judge Andrew Napolitano wrote a few years ago,

The historical reality of the Second Amendment’s protection of the right to keep and bear arms is not that it protects the right to shoot deer. It protects the right to shoot tyrants, and it protects the right to shoot at them effectively, thus, with the same instruments they would use upon us. If the Jews in the Warsaw ghetto had had the firepower and ammunition that the Nazis did, some of Poland might have stayed free and more persons would have survived the Holocaust.

Speaking of Jews, see this article on Jews and “gun control,” on the website of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership.

And by the way, while Ronald Reagan, the NRA and the KKK all tried to legally prevent black Americans from owning and possessing firearms, it was the Black Panthers of the 1960s and ’70s who were gun rights biggest advocates, wrote UCLA law professor Adam Winkler.

I know, a lot of this is “10 foot pole” stuff, but there is a lot of ignorance and simple-mindedness out there. Certain ideas must be discussed.

If you are interested in all these ideas, and I hope you are, for further info see these important and enlightening articles:

From Murray Rothbard’s book, For a New Liberty, Ch. 12, “Police, Law and the Courts.” (Here is an excerpt by Murray Rothbard reprinted in Reason magazine, 1973.)

Hans-Hermann Hoppe on the idea of a private law society in these videos and the text version, from May of 2011.

Robert Murphy: But wouldn’t warlords take over? and The possibility of private law.

Per Bylund on competition in private justice.

And William Anderson on the State courts where the Duke lacrosse case is concerned.

Sound Familiar?

I wrote this post on September 14, 2009:

Right to Bear Arms, Individual Rights, Public Health Hysteria and the Police State

Here is a question about the Second Amendment, which protects our right to bear arms, a right the Supreme Court recently reaffirmed as an individual’s right, particularly associated with one’s right to defend oneself from the aggression of others. However, the court specifically referred to the right existing within “one’s home.”

My question is this: If there are laws that forcibly disarm a citizen while outside of one’s home, such as while walking in public areas, and that citizen is attacked by some assailant and killed because of being disarmed by the state and thus unable to defend himself, the officials who engaged in that legal disarming, such as the legislators and the mayor or governor who signed it into law, can’t be charged with “aiding and abetting” or being “accessories” because of lack of “intent,” but can they be charged with “involuntary manslaughter?”

Didn’t the Founders create our Constitution and the Bill of Rights with the intention of protecting the individual from the state?

What would the American Founders have done if there were a “Royal Gun Control” policy? Would the Revolution have been possible?

Here is Will Grigg on some issues with local police in Support Your Local Sadist.

In Massachusetts, a bill passed both houses of the legislature in response to H1N1 Flu pandemic hysteria, that will give “authorities” the power to, without warrant, forcibly enter private homes of people suspected of having that illness, and either force vaccinations or “quarantine” them if they refuse, or they would face heavy fines and/or imprisonment. I don’t know if Gov. Patrick has signed it or intends to. It depends on how pro- or anti-civil liberties he is.

It is interesting how people on the left and Democrats were in the past very pro-civil liberties and individual rights. I think that’s changed.

And, with any further government or Federal government control over the entire health and medical care system, the police state mentality and hysteria might very well increase.

News and Commentary

John Whitehead: This is a test: How will the Constitution fare during a nationwide lockdown?

Whitney Webb: U.S. intel agencies played unsettling role in classified “9/11-like” coronavirus response plan.

John Solomon: FBI’s Russia collusion case fell apart in first month of Trump presidency, memos show.

Andrew Napolitano asks, Can government restrict travel to protect public health?

John Tierney: Greening our way to infection.

Max Paderewski: One big reason why businesses have been canceling events because of the Wuhan coronavirus.

Larry Romanoff: COVID-19: further evidence that the virus originated in the U.S.

Charles Baird: Socialism must be authoritarian.

Jacob Hornberger: More dying for nothing in Iraq.

Zachary Yost: Opposing standing armies: a great American tradition.

Matt Agorist: Liberty activist “murdered as he slept” by S.W.A.T. team seizing his guns

Zero Hedge: Wikipedia and disinfo ops.

Rainer Zitelmann: “Here in China, hardly anyone still believes in Karl Marx’s ideas” — a travelogue.

James Bovard: The Census and Facebook: working hand-in-glove to censor the Internet.

Dr. Mercola: Vaccines studied increase mortality.

Walter Williams: Rights versus wishes.

And Laurence Vance: Abortion and Title X funding.

News and Commentary

Laurence Vance on conservatism and libertarianism.

Ron Paul asks, Is the draft coming back?

Jacob Hornberger: Killing, dying, and destroying liberty for interventionism.

Michael Cannon: Buttigieg’s health care “public option” would eliminate “options.”

Kelley Vlahos: More heroin, attacks and hunger in Afghanistan. But success is always around the corner, right?

Becky Akers: Loathing liberty.

William Astore: The art of the deal, Pentagon style.

Zero Hedge: Twitter goes full tilt, suspends James O’Keefe.

Robert Wenzel: The Fed is looking into creating “Fedcoin.”

James Bovard says that gun seizures could lead to civil war.

Thomas Knapp on who is and is not responsible for the national debt.

And Edward Chang: How Jimmy Carter’s 1980 State of the Union unleashed America’s world police.

News and Commentary

Ron Paul asks, How expansive is FBI spying?

Jacob Hornberger on interventionism making Americans less safe, and the absurdity of the U.S. prosecution of Meng Wanzhou.

Jon Miltimore: “Jack Ryan” gets 4 Pinocchios on Venezuela.

Matt Agorist: New bill in Kentucky to allow cops to detain citizens, force them to explain who they are and what they’re doing. (In “libertarian” Rand Paul’s state. Will he protest this?)

Peter Schweizer: How five members of Joe Biden’s family got rich through his connections.

Becky Akers on “recovering” what wasn’t yours to begin with.

Kelley Vlahos on U.S. bureaucrats looking the other way as Saudi bureaucrats help Saudi criminals flee the U.S.

Zero Hedge with an article on a former CIA officer who suggests the U.S. government hacked Ukrainian plane transponder to provoke Iran shootdown. And Joe Quinn asks, Was Iranian missile operator tricked into shooting down the Ukrainian Airlines plane over Tehran?

Sheldon Richman on warmonger Sen. Tom Cotton accusing antiwar think tank of anti-Semitism.

Richard Ebeling: understanding the freedom we have lost.

Laurence Vance on why Christians should not pray for the troops.

J.D. Tuccille: Virginia Gov. Northam smears gun control opponents to frighten his base.

Michael Boldin has this introduction to Virginia 2nd Amendment “sanctuaries.”

James Ostrowski says, The Second Amendment works.

Bill Sardi on the false prop of “Get your flu shot”: “influenza-like illness.”

Tyler O’Neil: Court refuses to kowtow to personal pronouns like “xemself” and faerself.”

Jonathan Turley on Germany criminalizing flag-burning.

Gary Barnett: The real serial killers exposed.

Pat Buchanan on the articles of impeachment against Trump: a malicious indictment Mitch McConnell should throw out.

Doug Bandow: Note to Trump: Iraq is not a U.S. colony.

Jon Schwartz: Key architect of 2003 Iraq War now a key architect of Trump’s Iran policy.

And John Stossel: Occupational licensing hurts the little guy.

Anti-Jewish Attacks and Mass Shootings; Psychiatric Drugs, Gun Control, Knife Control

A wacko intruded on Hanukkah candle lighting services at a rabbi’s synagogue in Monsey, New York and attacked 5 people, stabbing them with a knife. The attacker attempted to get away in his Nissan Sentra but he was stopped and arrested by police.

New York has had several incidents of anti-Jewish attacks in recent years. What is with these people? As the late Rodney King would say, “Can’t we all just get along?”

There are many issues here to address, and I have very little time with which to address them. But one issue is, was it really antisemitism that was the main contributor to the attacker’s attack? Apparently, the 37-year-old synagogue attacker “has a long history of mental illness and hospitalizations. He has no history of like violent acts and no convictions for any crime,” according to his family.

You see, one problem in our society now is that if someone has some emotional issues, or any kind of psychological or behavioral issues, the “doctors,” hospitals and schools immediately put the person on terrible psychiatric drugs, anti-anxiety drugs like Xanax, SSRI antidepressants including Prozac, Zoloft and Luvox, and anti-ADHD and other drugs to “help” the person such as someone who is labeled by practitioners as “autistic,” etc. I am not saying that this attacker has been taking any of those drugs, but it wouldn’t surprise me.

As I wrote previously regarding the suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, and discussed in this post, those psychiatric drugs have a history of causing someone’s depression to get worse, causing suicidal thoughts and behaviors, and contributing to a person’s judgment that affects one’s ability to empathize with others as well as one’s ability to control aggressive impulses. Dr. Peter Breggin has written and spoken about these issues extensively and testified before Congressional committees on these issues.

And besides this week’s New York synagogue stabbing attack, following that there was another church shooting in Texas. Two people had been killed, but almost immediately the shooter was killed by armed citizens who shot back.

These attacks have been happening more in recent years, and many of the attackers had been taking strong psychiatric drugs. So, as I had mentioned previously, those past attackers include Columbine High School shooter Eric Harris, the South Carolina church shooter Dylan Roof, the Santa Barbara college shooter Elliot Rodger, the Sandy Hook school shooter Adam Lanza, the Aurora Colorado theater shooter James Holmes, and the Germanwings Airlines co-pilot Andreas Lubitz had all been taking those damn psychiatric drugs prior to their rampages.

I stopped trying to find out if any of the more recent mass killers had been taking those psychiatric drugs. This older article and this one list several more earlier examples of mass killers who had been taking psychiatric drugs prior to their rampages.

So, as I have mentioned in my previous posts, if someone wanted to stop taking the psychiatric drugs, to prevent dangerous withdrawal symptoms see Dr. Breggin’s book on psychiatric drug withdrawal, Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal: A Guide for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients and Their Families.

The reason why many people don’t know about those aspects of recent mass killings is that mainstream news outlets get a lot of their advertising revenues from the pharmaceutical companies. With these issues and other issues such as the nationwide blackout on the truth about the FBI and CIA’s illegally going after the Trump campaign and administration, we have seen just how dishonest and corrupt the mainstream news media really are. They are a disgrace.

So anyway, rather than frothing at the mouth over “hate” in society, perhaps the New York governor Andrew Cuomo ought to discuss why so many recent mass killers had been shown to be taking psychiatric drugs which no doubt have been contributing to their judgments and affecting their sense of empathy and conscience (or lack thereof).

Now, that’s the first issue involved here. Another issue is what is going on with the “black community” that is causing so much hate directed toward Jews? Again, obviously not all black people hate Jews. And not all the anti-Jewish attacks in New York had been committed by black people, but that has been common now. Robert Wenzel addressed this issue, and points out the possible influence that the “Nation of Islam” might have on certain communities, and particularly on the college campuses. The “Nation of Islam” is the organization led by Louis Farrakhan, a popular but anti-Jewish “minister.”

And finally, these incidents, including the anti-Jewish attacks in New York and elsewhere, show that the short-sighted, emotion-driven calls for more gun control are counter-productive. Will we see calls for “knife control” now? They have had that in the land of idiocy, England, for a while now.

Regarding these issues, there is an important organization, Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO). On their About page, they write:

Three primary goals drive the Washington-based human-rights group Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO):

Destroy so-called “gun control” (code words for disarming innocent people).

Expose the misguided notions that lead people to seek out so-called “gun control”.

Encourage Americans to understand and defend all of the Bill of Rights for all citizens. The Second Amendment is the “Guardian” of the Bill of Rights.

And,

JPFO has always welcomed people of all religious beliefs (or none) who share a common goal of opposing and reversing potentially deadly victim disarmament policies. You don’t have to be Jewish to join JPFO; you just have to love freedom.

Aaron Zelman, a proud Jew, initially aimed at educating the Jewish community about the historical evils that Jews have suffered when they have been disarmed. He was appalled that so many Jewish politicians and influential Jewish public officials and spokespeople actually advocated citizen disarmament. He said it many a time: “Jews should be the last people on Earth to support ‘gun control’. See: An Interview With Aaron Zelman

As JPFO expanded its research into gun laws and the results of their enactments, it became blatantly obvious that so-called “gun control” had played a fundamental role in all the major genocides of the 20 th Century … not just the Holocaust. See: The Genocide Chart

So-called “gun control” is a deadly lie. Firearms registration lists lead governments-gone-bad straight to gun owners. Licensing and registration of guns has resulted in outright banning and confiscation over the last one hundred years of world history. The bloody results of these mass citizen disarmaments have been horrific.

Based on this insight, JPFO broke new ground with the award-winning documentary Innocents Betrayed. In this powerful film, viewers learn the dirty secret of “gun control”: how governments have historically deprived people of firearms … and then murdered them ruthlessly. Fifty eight minutes of hard-hitting facts that leave viewers dazed.

So that is what they have to say about that. And I agree with them 1,000%.

And like most of the people on the Left, New York Gov. Cuomo is also big on gun control. He, along with Dianne Feinstein, Cory Schnooker and the rest of them want to disarm innocent people and make them defenseless to the criminal aggression of others.

And I wonder if Cuomo is now going to suggest “knife control.” Is he also going to suggest “hate control” such as with more censorship of the Internet and other places of speech and expression?

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