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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.

A Debate Between Two of NH Gov. Sununu’s Republican Primary Opponents

The Republican governor of New Hampshire, Chris Sununu, is considered by freedom lovers to be a tyrant who has abused his office especially when ordering businesses closed and causing economic chaos and job losses, much like the fascists in many other states, based on the scamdemic that we are still suffering. Sununu’s latest act of fascism was ordering the people of New Hampshire to have to wear masks on their faces if in gatherings of over 100 people, despite the studies which show that the face masks do not prevent the transmission of viruses and in fact could cause harm to the individual.

As I have mentioned previously, Sununu has two opponents in the Republican primary this September 8th, Nobody and Karen Testerman. I had written about Nobody, who had his name legally changed to Nobody, in this post.

There was a debate between Nobody and Testerman and, while Chris Sununu was invited to participate, he decided to snub his opponents. The debate between the two opponents was moderated by Mark Edge of Free Talk Live.

The two primary opponents discussed government schools, the drug war, COVID and Sununu’s fascist business closures, recent riots and violence in the cities in Amerika, and the possibility of New Hampshire state secession.

It certainly was a good debate and discussion. Very good points made by both candidates.

Besides Sunono’s fascism with COVID, he is also an anti-freedom-of-speech, anti-private-property, anti-freedom-of-association SJW in his signing the bills banning “discrimination” based on gender identity, and banning so-called “conversion therapy.” So the governor believes there are thought crimes which must be punished. He signed the bills only weeks before his previous reelection as governor in 2018. Conservatives who don’t know about that might want to consider ousting Sunono for those reasons as well as COVID fascism.

COVID Fascists Aiding and Abetting Marxist Lives Matter Against Civilized Culture

Now that I’m seeing more info on the classical music venues continuing to be canceled and for no good reason, it is becoming more clear to me how the “Black Lives Matter”/antifa vs. civilized life is closely linked to the COVID situation and associated fascism.

The fascists ordering businesses closed down and ruining the economy and causing unemployment and unproductivity are no different and no better than the communists and Marxists burning down businesses or looting from the ones still in existence.

The official organization “Black Lives Matter” itself and its little robot followers do not care about all black lives. Why don’t they scream about the black lives being murdered by other black people especially in the cities, such as Chicago? (Brainwashed loony-tunes call it “racist” to point that out, because they are not rational. But don’t tell them I said that.)

And then if someone says, “All lives matter,” they are also called “racists,” and in some cases fired from a job. That is how irrational and hypocritical these social movements are.

They do not believe in “inclusion,” that’s for sure.

If it’s about “police brutality,” then they should look into de-monopolizing community policing away from government control. Not the kind of criminal racket that thugs have set up in Seattle, but an unorganized system of freedom in which whoever wants to patrol neighborhoods can do so. Nobody is above the law. But when government has a monopoly on community policing and security, those government “officials” are above the law, because they ARE the law. Only obedient sheeple would promote that government monopoly system in an otherwise free society.

But this would mean that because everyone has a right to defend oneself from the wanton aggression and violence of others like rioters and looters and arsonists, the free society would not infringe on the right of the good people to keep and bear arms.

And it’s not even about “racism,” this hypocritical, irrational movement. It is not about “black lives.” It’s about power and control. The Marxist youngins are being brainwashed to believe that they are entitled to other people’s wealth and earnings, and that they have a “right” to take stuff from others. For whatever reason, whatever made-up reason.

Just listen to the brainwashed True Believers.

The brainwashed youngins believe that they are justified in committing acts of violence, looting, and burning down businesses. They believe they have a “right” to steal away the livelihoods of entrepreneurs who spent a lifetime building such livelihoods.

I guess you would have to be brainwashed to really believe that you have a “right” to steal from (i.e. enslave) some guy or gal who never harmed anyone, and in fact someone who employs young black people.

The rioters, marauders, looters, thugs, arsonists and barbarians in Minneapolis and other cities remind me of the criminal psychopaths of the U.S. military invading and bombing and destroying Iraq in the early 1990s, a good 10 years prior to 9/11. They are brainwashed, too, but with a slightly different ideology. The militarist sheeple psychos of the U.S. military are brainwashed to believe that the U.S. government rules the rest of the world and has a “right” to criminally invade and bomb other countries with impunity, steal their wealth and natural resources and murder millions of foreigners.

In 1991 the crazed criminals of the U.S. military intentionally bombed Iraqi civilian water and sewage treatment centers and caused the Iraqi people to have to use untreated water which led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocents. Psychopath President George H.W. Bush started that war of aggression and imposed those sanctions and no-fly zones for no good reason.

The entitled American political class and all its obedient underlings and followers having the power to enslave the rest of the world, and enslave the workers and producers of their own society, is an ideology shared by both the U.S. militarists and America Firsters, and the communist-Marxist thug psychopaths who are burning down whole cities.

And regarding those communist-Marxist thug psychopaths, the cultural stuff goes with all this. Tearing down statues and burning down historic buildings is just as ISIS would do.

Centuries ago, much of the world was barbaric. The “Enlightenment” period developed.

The concepts of individual freedom, individual rights and individual dignity were becoming prominent. Those concepts included freedom of voluntary association, voluntary contracts and voluntary trade, the recognition of property rights, including the property right of the individual in one’s person and labor. The freedom of self-ownership.

While chattel slavery was ending peacefully all over the world, many people still really believe that the “Civil War” “ended slavery.” Well, “slavery” actually did continue 50 years later with the imposition of the income tax in Amerika. The government is the slave master, in which the obedient sheeple must do a certain amount of labor, involuntarily, to serve the master in Washington, state capitols and City Halls. And that’s basically what we have now.

The Marxist movement we have now, “Steal from the honest working folk, steal from the productive, i.e. enslave the productive,” is not that different from the political class all across Amerika. The Heritage Foundation, National Review, The New York Times, The DNC and the RNC are no different. Do those influential organizations ever call for the elimination of the income tax-theft and the IRS? Do they ever call for the most evil organized crime racket ever, the U.S. government, to be decentralized? Of course not. They thrive on tax-redistributionism just as the Soviet rulers thrived on living off the labor of the workers and producers.

In the ongoing scamdemic, the brain-dead government bureaucrat rulers such as governors and mayors have ordered businesses shut down to try to put a stop to whatever economic progress was happening (that Trump’s tax cuts and deregulation contributed to). Unemployment was way down including and especially among black people and other minorities and women. The Marxists and communists (a.k.a. “socialists”) would have none of that.

First, seeing that many more black people being employed and more able to provide for themselves went against the “Whitey is keeping black people locked out of the economy” narrative.

And second, the economy showing just how most of the population benefits from a more freed market was refuting the Marxists’ brainwashed beliefs in the “centrally-planned Almighty Government being the caretaker of the people” crapola. (Even though they can just look at Soviet Union, Cuba, North Korea, and worse, the U.K., to see that communism “socialism” doesn’t actually work in practice, but brainwashed morons choose not to do that.)

I think the Marxism ideology that the modern “revolutionaries” seem to want to implement is not to do with State worship, because we already have State worship in Amerika. It’s to do with people wanting to have a system in place that allows them to get away with wanton aggression and violence against others. A criminal, violent society, in other words.

And the cultural artifacts being torn down now. With the COVID scamdemic we have music cancellations, especially classical music, which unfortunately is very “historical” and represents the human progress that was made especially since the “Enlightenment,” as well as being great music. Maybe that’s why the government schools have been dropping classical music references from their music programs, and might be another explanation why the symphony orchestras don’t seem to have that many black musicians. It’s not because the musical organizations are “exclusionary,” or racist. The schools prefer to encourage cRAP music along with rock music which isn’t nearly as inventive, intellectual, or emotionally wide-ranging as classical music.

Yes, “cRAP” music. It is crap, quite frankly. Nothing racist about that. The “Rap culture” (if I may call it that) includes a lot of utterances of the “N word,” which is encouraged by this nasty, thuggish, culture that promotes violence against innocents (like the Bushes and Clintons and their fellow psychopaths Obama and Trump, and all points between and their wars overseas and war on drugs, etc.). Yet, when a college professor reads Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail out loud in class, that includes the “N word” (that King wrote in the letter himself, HE is saying it, not the professor), that professor gets investigated by the university! This kind of irrational, hypocritical crap is going on ALL the time now!

But with the “Black Lives Matter”/antifa criminality, hypocrisy, Marxism and brainwashed loony-tunes taking down historical artifacts, the COVID fascists are causing various classical artistic organizations to be cancelling whole seasons. And whatever the venues can attempt to save, they are trying to implement “social distancing” measures, which in some venues is impossible. So, some of them or many of them will go bankrupt. And this might very well be on purpose. Without the New York Philharmonic and the Met, how will New York residents expose their children to great music that goes back centuries? And in every other city?

And with the COVID scamdemic as the excuse, those of us who are not bamboozled by the mainstream media, know that all this COVID fascism CRAP is for no good reason. The masks which are harmful to your health, the “social distancing” lunacy, hand sanitizer to ruin your skin,  the restaurants having to seat people 18 yards apart. It’s for NO GOOD REASON! And the “stay-in” orders by fascist governors and mayors have been causing more harm than good.

The best thing for our society is decentraliztion, getting rid of Washington, D.C. completely, at the very least. (And restoring the right of the people to keep and bear arms, of course.)

Treasonous Donald: Unleashing Military Against the People

Donald Trump has threatened to send the U.S. military into the cities to deal with the rioting and looting going on by antifa and other elements in this apparently planned nationwide coordinated event that is supposedly in the name of George Floyd the victim murdered by a cop in Minneapolis.

Trump stated: “If a city or a state refuses to take the actions that are necessary to defend the life and property of their residents … then I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them.”

As Jacob Hornberger pointed out, U.S. military are trained to shoot to kill, which they will do if ordered to do so. They do not question the orders. Unfortunately we have a very authoritarian President who doesn’t understand the Bill of Rights and due process even though he himself has been the victim of government apparatchiks violating his rights to due process!

We already have had many constitutional violations against the people committed by the governors and mayors who have ordered businesses shut down without any due process or any good reason, and dictated many other intrusions into the lives and economic activity of the people. Now a military invasion of the cities?

Military are trained to shoot to kill and are trained to leave their consciences at the door. And these days local and state police and other policing agencies have shown their lack of understanding of due process and the very freedom that America is supposedly all about.

For instance, Target Liberty reposted a tweet and video from Jack Posobiec, an alleged “alt-right” “Republican political operative,” who had posted the video from tweeter GoodNightHarlem. The video is by some people filming from their own home, just outside on their front porch, supposedly. And a bunch of supposedly Minneapolis National Guard (but looks to me like local police) go by on the street, supposedly enforcing a government-imposed curfew even though there is obviously no protest activity going on in that presumably quiet neighborhood. The government nazi goon thugs then order the people who are on their own property to go inside. The loudmouth government scum are yelling at them to get inside. (One says, “Light ’em up!”) And then the nazi neanderthal thug goons start shooting at the people! Wenzel at Target Liberty says those are “rubber bullets” (and the original tweeter, GoodNightHarlem, says it’s “paint canisters”) like that justifies the street criminals’ unwarranted violence against innocent people.

I went to that Posobiec tweet to see the comments by the people who read Posobiec’s Twitter. It was unbelievable just how ignorant some of the commenters are in their assuming that the people being fired upon were a part of any protest or rioting. KSauce writes: “think everyone had their chance to protest peacefully. They blew it” And Mrs. Horton writes: “Good that is what needs to happen. Saving lives.”

And we see just how the authoritarian people on the “right” are just like their counterparts on the left. Red-Pilled Dark Helmet says: “Got what they deserved.” Kelly T cheers: “About time. Good. There is NO RESPECT for rules or laws. This needs to change.”

Well excuse me, Kelly T, but the people who have no respect for rules or laws (such laws being the U.S. Constitution) are those violent antifa-like government goons, nazis and marauders who swore an oath to support and defend said Constitution.

But at least some people have some understanding and some level of decency, including Libertarian Redhead, who writes: “It shouldn’t have happened but those Jewish people should have just gotten on the cattle cars like they were told the first time. This is what you sound like.”

Exactly, Libertarian Redhead.

Continuing with the ignorant, authoritarian sheeple. Joshua says, “If you listen carefully you can hear ‘light em up’ we’re finally getting some law and order.”

Obviously, Joshua’s view of “law and order” is the antifa view. They lit up the stores and businesses in the cities with their arson crimes. And U.S. military lit up Iraqi cities and towns and murdered hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians. So let’s have that here in US of A as well! Yayyyyy!

But when officials like the President order the military to go after their own people, and fire into crowds or shooting at peaceful people on their own property, such officials are acting treasonously.

Article III, Section 3 of the United States Constitution defines Treason:

Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.

The Congress shall have power to declare the punishment of treason, but no attainder of treason shall work corruption of blood, or forfeiture except during the life of the person attainted.

While authoritarians view “Treason against the United States…” as citizens acting disloyally against the government and disobeying government and police orders, the Founding Fathers wrote in the above definition of Treason as the opposite of that: government officials and their enforcers acting disloyally and making war against their own people.

More specifically, if the enforcers or soldiers of the government use the apparatus of war (i.e. guns here) against the people (as seen in the video above), that is an act of Treason as defined in the Constitution. In the above video, we are not talking about government enforcers or soldiers firing upon dangerous criminals, we are talking about people standing on their own property acting peacefully.

If Trump uses the U.S. military for domestic purposes, he will be unleashing murderous brutality and Treason like we haven’t experienced in America, at least not since the time of Lincoln.

And by the way, as Jacob Hornberger noted in this past article, the Founders were opposed to having a standing army, because they knew that would be the apparatus of tyranny by future authoritarian anti-liberty Presidents. And instead the Founders wrote the 2nd Amendment into the Constitution to protect the right of the people to keep and bear arms not just to protect themselves from criminals like arsonists burning down their businesses or murderers, rapists and marauders, but to resist government tyranny.

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.

Coronavirus Hysteria: Is Military Martial Law Coming to Amerika?

Donald Trump is now showing his true FDR-Hitlerian fascist self, with his now wanting to order private companies to have to produce certain things they normally don’t produce, in Trump’s declaring that he is now a “Wartime President” with fake news coronavirus COVID-19 hysteria.

And this after Trump’s many statements comparing coronavirus to the flu, which really is the case, and downplaying its seriousness.

Yes, it IS serious, but mainly for elderly people and those with other serious illnesses, especially for those with respiratory issues. And it is serious for those who have compromised respiratory systems, such as smokers. THOSE are the ones who should practice “social distancing,” and “sheltering in place,” not the rest of us!

Trump’s 180-degree turn to more idiocy and irrationality means he probably has been psy-opped by the power-hungry apparatchiks he has surrounding him, from the generals to the CDC propagandists.

This is a power grab for government medical “experts,” and government bureaucrats, too many of which are pervading and slithering in Washington and in the state governments all over Amerika.

Governors ordering schools closed, restaurants closed down and other businesses closing, and some mayors such as the mayor of San Fransicko ordering “shelter-in-place,” i.e. unlawfully imprisoning residents of a whole city!

And it’s all based on media over-hyping and inciting panic. Many lazy and ignorant local news media stenographers rely on the national news media and the New York Slimes and the Washington Pest, who get their “information” i.e. propaganda from bureaucrats and then regurgitate it all without question.

I noticed that many of those media propaganda-disseminators are either ignorantly or intentionally not reiterating that most of the people who get COVID-19 will experience “mild” symptoms and most will not need to be hospitalized. The media’s omitting important parts of the story, parts of the story that will calm people’s nerves about this flu-like illness, is causing or inciting hysteria and panic, and the sheeple hoarding toilet paper!

People are swarming to the hospitals because they have symptoms even though they probably don’t have the coronavirus. The hospitals are now being overrun by people with colds and flu, and/or hypochondriacs who have been scared sh*tless by the media panic-inciters.

And so what if they do have coronavirus? Most of them will be home sick like they have the flu! Most of the people, anyway. This panic is totally unwarranted!

Oh, the problem, we are told, is that people can be “carriers” of the virus and not know it. Well, that is the same situation with many colds and flu that are constantly going around all year! 10-20,000 people per year are dying of the flu, but we are not panicking over that. Someone who is a carrier of the common flu virus might be visiting Grandma and giving her the flu, which she may not survive because of age and/or other medical conditions that compromise her immune system. We’re not hysterical about that, are we?

So, this whole thing with the markets crashing out of panic is CRAZINESS! And that’s another thing. The newscasters are constantly referring to the fascist orders by governors and mayors, the markets crashing and other issues are due to “the virus,” which is NOT correct! Those problems are happening as consequences of the PANIC associated with the virus! It is the panic that is causing all these problems!

I’ve heard on some talk shows on the radio that various people on social media are showing delight in the panic, and showing glee in the markets crashing, like oh maybe now we can ensure that Donald Trump will not get reelected. If that’s true, those are really sick people.

After the “Russia-collusions” witch hunt didn’t work, and then the impeachment didn’t work, let’s try scaring the population to fear a flu virus and causing the markets to crash. Hooray! They’ve accomplished crashing the stock market and reversing all the gains since Trump became President! Are people really showing glee and joy over that? Really?

Meanwhile, the rulers of the cities and states, and nationally fascist Trump, are delighting in all the new powers they will be grabbing. And anyone who challenges their edicts, and who questions the coronavirus propaganda crusade will be censored and maybe even arrested!

What will happen to those practicing civil disobedience and opening those restaurants anyway, those in San Franpsycho leaving their homes and going out and about anyway in defiance of the mayor’s Orwellian order to imprison them?

Here is Judge Andrew Napolitano on “Freedom in a Time of Madness” in his addressing the governors and mayors’ totalitarian impulses:

We all know how central economic planning diminishes freedom and adds to the cost of products. Now we know that central micromanagement of health care can kill people.

But these mayors and governors were not to be outdone by the feds in their totalitarian impulses. Many of them, particularly in the northeast and the west coast, have issued decrees that are as profoundly unconstitutional as Lincoln’s efforts to silence dissent.

The governors of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut have all issued decrees closing most retail establishments, particularly all restaurants, bars and theaters. The governor of New Jersey is threatening to ban all travel after dark. And, the mayor of New York City is threatening to ban all travel all the time.

The fulfillment of these totalitarian impulses has put more than 1 million folks out of work, closed thousands of businesses and impaired the fundamental rights of tens of millions of persons — all in violation of numerous sections of the Constitution.

The Contracts Clause of the Constitution prohibits the states from interfering with lawful contracts, such as leases and employment agreements. And the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment prohibits the states from interfering with life, liberty or property without a trial at which the state must prove fault. The Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment requires just compensation when the state meaningfully interferes with an owner’s chosen lawful use of his property.

Taken together, these clauses reveal the significant protections of private property in the Constitution itself. Add to this the threat of punishment that has accompanied these decrees and the fact that they are executive decrees, not legislation, and one can see the paramount rejection of basic democratic and constitutional principles in the minds and words and deeds of those who have perpetrated them.

Add to all this, the protection in the First Amendment of the right to associate and the judicially recognized right to travel — both of which are natural rights — and it is clear that these nanny state rules are unconstitutional, unlawful and unworthy of respect or compliance.

But wait, there’s more: Now it seems that the military has secret plans to take over the country if the coronavirus (really, the hysteria and panic, and markets crashing, mass unemployment and food shortages) cripples the government.

What? “cripple the government” in Warshington? But that’s a good thing! Decentralization is what this whole territory of America needs to restore our freedom and prosperity. Duh.

So, according to William Arkin, the former Washington Post reporter whose investigative reporting revealed Washington’s huge military-intelligence (sic) expansion post-9/11 (an extensive investigative report that I referenced here), the military really does have secret plans for “continuity of government” in case of disaster, invasion, a crippled DC (Yay!), or “everyone in the government being home sick from coronavirus,” and so on.

According to Arkin,

According to new documents and interviews with military experts, the various plans – codenamed Octagon, Freejack and Zodiac – are the underground laws to ensure government continuity. They are so secret that under these extraordinary plans, “devolution” could circumvent the normal Constitutional provisions for government succession, and military commanders could be placed in control around America.

“We’re in new territory,” says one senior officer, the entire post-9/11 paradigm of emergency planning thrown out the window. The officer jokes, in the kind of morbid humor characteristic of this slow-moving disaster, that America had better learn who Gen. Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy is.

He is the “combatant commander” for the United States and would in theory be in charge if Washington were eviscerated. That is, until a new civilian leader could be installed.

In my view, all this seems to be a pre-planned thing, and the crazed U.S. military bureaucrats have been wanting to take over for decades. Finally, a moron like Donald Trump gets into the White House, so easily manipulable and psy-oppable, the military bureaucrats have their gullible guy to propagandize and get him to forget about “draining the swamp” and instead “Make America Worse Again” with new, unconstitutional power grabs to even further militarize and Nazi Germany-ize the country, all for the sake of feeding their hunger for power and control.

And that is why we now have all this coronavirus COVID-19 hysteria and panic. And the politicians, including the “constitutionalists,” are eating it all up “For Our Own Good,” and the news media are nothing but useful idiots to promote Amerika’s “New Way of Life.” If you thought post-9/11 was something, post-coronavirus will be something else.

And finally, when the military does try to take over the country, that will be the constitutional definition of Treason. Not only will they be constitutional oath-violators, but their violating of the rights of the people will be acts of Treason, acts of war against their own people, goddamn virus or no virus.

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.