Saturday, July 13, 2013

Summer Issue of The Stainless Banner


Good Evening,

I have attached the Summer issue of The Stainless Banner. This issue is dedicated to the Gettysburg controversy that erupted after Lee’s death. Last summer, we looked at the controversy surrounding Stuart’s ride around the enemy. This time, we are looking at the Longstreet/Early debates regarding the attacks on the second and third day.  I have included a timeline of events and Stuart’s orders. Why Stuart’s orders? Because Longstreet seems to conveniently forget that he approved Lee’s orders that Stuart should pass around the Union army and join Ewell as the Second Corps marched to Harrisburg.

Next summer, we will look at the four questions the Comte de Paris posed to the Army of Northern Virginia’s leadership and their replies.

How dare you not love Lincoln!


I don’t want to mention names here. This transcends names. This is a phenomenon I’ve witnessed many times over the years. It’s the sweetie-pie libertarian syndrome.

The other day, an aide to a prominent American politician was the subject of an attack in the major media. Why, this person has said some things that all right-thinking people oppose! When he was a radio host, he was provocative! We’ve never observed this phenomenon before! And he thinks there might be some kind of objection to the Lincoln regime! Why, he must support slavery!

(Cue my interview with a zombie.)

Now there are perfectly good reasons one might have to oppose the Lincoln regime. Lysander Spooner opposed it, and Spooner supported John Brown. (I suppose Spooner supported slavery?)
A few thoughts off the top of my head:

(1) Lincoln was a man of his time, which means he viewed large, centralized states as self-justifying goals. This was the age of centralization in Italy, Germany, and Japan, after all. Yes, large, centralized states can abolish slavery. They can also wage horrifying wars, carry out genocides, and erect massive police states. As many people were killed in World War I, the first great war of the world’s centralized states, as there had been slaves in the South.

(2) The precedents set by Lincoln during the war have been exploited ever since by left-liberals and neoconservatives, who are all too glad to respond, when you object to some enormity of the War on Terror, “Why, even Lincoln did these things!”

(3) In every other country in our hemisphere in which slavery was abolished in the nineteenth century it was done peacefully, without 1.5 million people dead, wounded, or missing.

(4) The Lincoln legacy involves glorifying wars of nationalism and demonizing efforts at secession, wherever they may be and whatever the circumstances. To this day, Americans are taught to sympathize with central governments trying to keep territories from breaking away, and to look with disgust at smaller units seeking self-government.

(5) Lincoln is the creator of the centralized, imperial regime under which we live today, which is the real reason left-liberals and their neoconservative cousins will brook no criticism of the sixteenth president.

More @ LRC

George Zimmerman found not guilty


 I take back my recent "travesty of justice" remark and feel fortunate to be able to do so.

George Zimmerman, the man accused of murdering Trayvon Martin, was found not guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter on Saturday.

The verdict is the culmination of a case that captured the nation's attention and will undoubtedly be imprinted in America's history. The not guilty verdict means the jury of six women found that Zimmerman justifiably used deadly force and reasonably believed that such force was "necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm" to himself — Florida's definition of self-defense.

Zimmerman showed no emotion as the verdict was read. After the verdict was read, he smiled slightly and shook hands with one of his lawyers.

The women decided Zimmerman didn't "intentionally commit an act or acts that caused death" or demonstrate a "depraved mind without regard for human life" --Florida's definitions of manslaughter and second degree murder, respectively.

"It means there was reasonable doubt," said Susan Constantine, a jury consultant and body language expert who attended Zimmerman's trial regularly. "They just could not put the pieces together."

More @ USA Today

The Cause of the Civil War: Historian Thomas Fleming Discovers the “Yankee Problem in America”

Thomas J. Fleming

Historian and novelist Thomas Fleming is the author of more than fifty books, including two very good revisionist histories of the two world warsThe New Dealers’ War, and The Illusion of Victory in World War IHe has authored biographies of George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, and has written extensively about the founding generation, including his best-selling book, LibertyAs a regular on PBS and NPR he is as “mainstream” as it gets.  That is, he was, until he published his latest book, A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War.

No respectable historian believes the Deep North/government school fantasy that enlightened and morally-superior Northerners elected Abe Lincoln so that they could go to war and die by the hundreds of thousands solely for the benefit of black strangers in the “deep South.”  And Thomas Fleming is as “respectable” as one gets in terms of contemporary writers of history.  Fleming has discovered what scholars such as the late, great Murray Rothbard and the not-late-but-still-great Clyde Wilson wrote about many years ago: A war was not necessary to end slavery – the rest of the world did it peacefully; only 6 percent of adult Southern men owned slaves, which means that the average Confederate soldier was not fighting to preserve a system that actually harmed him and his family economically; and that the real cause of the war was what Fleming calls a “malevolent envy” of the South by New England “Yankees” who waged a war of economic conquest. In his own words, from the inside front cover of A Disease in the Public Mind:

More @ LRC

Teachers 'denied schoolboy, 10, water on the hottest day of the year to avoid upsetting Muslim pupils during Ramadan'

Kora Blagden has complained to her school as she says her son Luke was told he could not drink water in case it upset pupils who were fastingLuke Blagden (left), 10, left and Alfie Blagden, 8, the children of Kora Blagden
Kora Blagden (left) has complained to the school as she says her son Luke (right picture, stood on the left) was told he could not drink water in case it upset pupils who were fastingAn angry mother has accused a primary school of denying her child water on one of the hottest days of the year for fear of upsetting pupils observing Ramadan.

Kora Blagden, 32, claimed a teacher at her son Luke’s school refused to let the 10-year old drink from his water bottle because it was unfair to fasting classmates.

Many pupils at Charles Dickens Primary School, Portsmouth, Hampshire, are fasting during Ramadan, which means they refrain from taking food or water between sunrise and sunset for around 30 days, depending on the moon.

More @ Daily Mail

State Attorney Angela Corey fires information techonology director who raised concerns in Trayvon Martin case

Via Wes

 Ben Kruidbos, an IT worker from the state attorney's office, testifies during a hearing in the George Zimmerman case in Sanford on June 6.  Associated Press

State Attorney Angela Corey fired her office’s information technology director Friday after he testified last month about being concerned prosecutors did not turn over information to George Zimmerman’s defense team in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

On the same day attorneys finished their closing arguments in that nationally watched trial, a state attorney investigator went to Ben Kruidbos’ home about 7:30 a.m. to hand-deliver a letter stating Kruidbos “can never again be trusted to step foot in this office.”

The letter contended Kruibos did a poor job overseeing the information technology department, violated public records law for retaining documents, and noted he was questioned in March when the office was trying to determine who had leaked personnel information obtained through a computer breach.

In an interview Friday, Kruidbos denied the allegations in the letter, which was written by Cheryl Peek, the managing director of the State Attorney’s Office.

He said he had acted in good faith about “genuine concerns.” He said he had been proud to work at the State Attorney’s Office and feared the letter would cripple his chances at finding another job to support his family, including a 4-month-old son.

“I don’t have any regrets,” he said, “but I am terrified about the future and what that will end up being.”

His attorney Wesley White — who resigned from the State Attorney’s Office in December and is a critic of Corey — said the firing was aimed at sending a message to office employees “that if they feel like there is wrongdoing,” they should not disclose it or seek legal guidance from a private attorney.

“If they do speak to an attorney, then they are dead,” he said. “The State Attorney’s Office will do whatever is necessary to not only terminate them, but destroy their reputations in the process.”

"Don't you dare step off the plantation" - NAACP president asked to step down

Via WiscoDave


It seems much of the country is gripped by the George Zimmerman murder trial. As it comes to a close, many in Hampton Roads are upset about a Facebook post by a local head of the NAACP.

"To the majority of the African-American community, I would find it offensive," said Norfolk City Councilman Paul Riddick.

Tristan Breaux, 25, was sworn in as president of the Norfolk NAACP in January. He is the youngest president in the branch's history, but members of the organization are calling for him to step down.

"He obviously does not have the maturity when to speak and when not to speak," Riddick added.
The controversy started Friday morning. Breaux's posted a comment on his personal Facebook page about the George Zimmerman trial. The remark quickly spread.

"My initial reaction was that it wasn't true, that somebody had gone on his Facebook and had planted this," Riddick said. "I just couldn't imagine the president of the Norfolk branch of the NAACP making a statement like that."

"I wonder why it is that we are always willing to say someone who clearly had a shaky past, was the victim," Breaux asked in the Facebook post, referring to Trayvon Martin.

More @ WAVY

NC: Moral Mondays or Money Mondays?

Via Cousin John

 Useful idiots


While the Rev. William Barber, head of the NCNAACP, likes to call opponents extremists and rant about the immorality of legislative actions, he never mentions one important detail concerning his personal interest. An organization associated with his church, Rebuilding Broken Places Community Development Corporation, of which he is the founder and still chairman, has bellied up to the taxpayer buffet to the tune of over $1.15 million in recent years. A quick search shows some but not all of the taxpayer dollars garnered by his organization (State Agencies come from NC Open Book:

State Agency
Child Nutrition Programs
Dept. of Health and Human Services
State Agency
Not Listed
Not Listed
State Agency
Support Our Students
Dept. of Public Safety
State Agency
Dropout Prevention Grant
Dept. of Public Instruction
State Funded
Econ Dev & Capacity Building
NC Rural Center
State Funded
Capacity Building (Jan 2013)
NC Community Dev. Initiative

 Tentative Total

As the head of the NCNAACP and the organizer of the Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ), he is the originator and ringmaster of the “Moral Money Monday” protests. Barber has said in many places that the HKonJ organizations are the organizers and force behind the “Moral Money Monday” protests.

It is a collection of groups that, like Barber’s group, has benefited handsomely from taxpayer dollars. While he cloaks his actions in morality and even the trappings of Christianity, going as far as wearing religious garb at the protests, his interest is really about that least religious of concerns – Mammon, or money.

He and his cohorts in the HKonJ organizing group do not want to lose access or control of the taxpayers’ dollars. This may very well happen if the current legislature continues to reduce taxes, reform government and stop funding special-interest groups.

So remember from now on to refer to the Monday protests by their proper name !Moral Money Monday” !

Muslim Demographics

Via Charlie


James Monroe opens and dedicates the newly restored Uncle Pen's cabin on Thursday, March 21, 2013, in Rosine, Ky.

Via Terry

 Pendleton Vandiver was the uncle of James' father, Bill Monroe the father of Bluegrass music. Bill credited Uncle Pen with inspiring him to play music. The opening celebration featured barbeque and hours of bluegrass music by James Monroe and many other musicians despite temperatures in the upper 30-degree range. Gabrielle Gray with the International Bluegrass Museum in Owensboro spoke as well as Ohio County Judge Executive David Johnston and former judge executive Dudley Cooper. Michael Cleveland, a nine-time fiddle player of the year, played Blue Moon of Kentucky on Uncle Pen's fiddle which is displayed in Owensboro at the International Bluegrass Museum. The cabin will be open to the public on a regular basis."

US to media: Israel struck Latakia arsenal last week. Will Putin and Assad make good on threats of reprisal?

Via NC Renegade

Russian SS-N-26 Yakhont anti-ship missile

US officials early Saturday, July 13 named Israel as responsible for the July 5 air strikes against the big arms depot at a Syrian naval base in the Alawite port city of Latakia. Dispelling conflicting reports, three US officials asserted that Israel had conducted the air strikes for demolishing the advanced Russian-made Yakhont anti-ship missiles stored there.

debkafile’s military sources report that three strategic arsenals were targeted: One consisted of weapons mostly delivered by Russian air freights in the last two months for the Syrian-Hizballah offensive to recapture Aleppo. A second contained the supersonic Yakhont anti-ship missiles (NATO codenamed SS-N-26) plus their radar systems; and the third, the Syrian army’s strategic reserve of missiles and ammunition, stored there for an emergency, such a possible forced Syrian army retreat to the Alawite region - or even Lebanon.

It is important to note that, although Moscow was perfectly aware that the advanced Russian weapons supplied to Syria were put in the hands of the Lebanese Hizballah, the consignments were not only not suspended but expanded. Moscow is therefore directly arming HIzballah with advanced weapons.
During the attack, neither Syrian radar nor that of the Russian warships cruising off the Syria coast registered any aircraft or missiles heading for the Latakia depot.

They were therefore unable to positively identify the source of the explosions.

Israel and the IDF held their silence – hoping that matters would stay that way, unlike their air strike of May 5 which destroyed Iranian arms shipments for Hizballah stored in the Damascus area, when American sources made haste to finger Israel. This time, too, after a few days’ pause, Washington again broke the story.

More @ DEBKA

Strong societies teach respect for history

Via Billy

If you ever visit the Civil War battlefield in Gettysburg, you will find the Eternal Light Peace Memorial.

The top half of the monument is constructed of Alabama limestone, the bottom half of granite from Maine, and, dedicated by Franklin Roosevelt in 1938 on the 75th anniversary of the battle, it was meant as a national tribute to the soldiers of both armies who gave their lives on that field.

More than that, though, it is one among many examples of how the Union chose peace, unity and reconciliation over division, resentment and hate by graciously honoring the heroes of the old Confederacy. Indeed, when, towards war’s end, President Lincoln was urged to hang rebellious Southern leaders, Lincoln responded “Judge not that ye be not judged.”

Rebuking the spirit of respect and reconciliation practiced by Presidents Lincoln and Roosevelt, local NAACP President James Muwakkil has decided to cast his stone at the portrait of Robert E. Lee hanging on the wall of the Old County Courthouse. But if our county commission were to give in to his demand and remove the painting, would they not be surrendering to a destructive logic that would also bring down the county that bears Lee’s name and countless other markers to our history and heritage?

More @ News-Press

Why the Latest Zimmerman Race Riot Conspiracy Theory Is the Dumbest Yet

Via avordvet
 New Black Panther leader Malik Zulu Shabazz

The conservative blogosphere is brewing with ominous warnings about the inevitable riots they think will come if George Zimmerman is acquitted of charges related to his killing of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin. (My colleague Lauren Williams has rightly questioned this mania here.) An email this week from Everett Wilkinson, a former tea party leader in Florida who now runs something called the Nation Liberty Federation, outlines many of the leading (and recurring) conspiracy theories about the verdict's aftermath, which he naturally thinks will include riots: martial law. FEMA camps. But he offers up some of the new ones, too.

Among those is the suggestion that the New Black Panther Party is busing people to Florida for the specific purpose of inciting riots after Zimmerman presumably walks out of court a free man.

Wilkinson writes:

Today's patriots are counter-revolutionaries

Via avordvet


It may come as a surprise to many people, but America is in the midst of a revolution.

It’s not the revolution you might think. Patriots are not fighting enemies in the street. The Minutemen are not assembling in the green, ready to defend against redcoats.

No, it isn’t the patriots who are fighting a revolution. It’s the progressives who have been fomenting the revolt. And, until recently, they were winning.

Quite simply, they are fighting a revolution against the Constitution.

Think about it. The progressives object to just about everything in the Constitution and Bill of Rights.

 Small government, strong gun rights, individual freedom, states’ rights, no unwarranted search or seizure, no quartering law enforcement officers in one’s private home … all these constitutionally guaranteed rights have been under fire by people who don’t like and don’t want the liberties set forth in the founding documents.

So, many decades ago, they decided to slowly but inexorably disassemble our nation’s foundation.
This revolution went unchallenged because it was so gradual as to be almost unnoticed. Old people who knew the real history of America’s beginnings died off, and young people were never educated about their birthright. The progressive media cherry-picked or created news stories to show the “evils” of free-market capitalism and individual liberty, and the despicable nature of moral constraint. This constant erosion of decency bore fruit.

Smugly, the progressives didn’t think anything could challenge their agenda. After all, they had control of the schools, the political machine and the press. What could possibly go wrong? A few more unchallenged years and that pesky Second Amendment would be neutered, and after that every other amendment would fall by the wayside for lack of defense. Then the march toward Marxism would be complete.

It would have been a bloodless coup … except for one thing.

More @ WND

Voting in Confederate states

Via Billy



Mr. Lindsey Ray's letter "The South will not rise again" (Birmingham News June, 29 2013) believes federal control of voting must continue in his "Confederate states," a black vs. white question.
The U.S. Census Bureau in its "Table 4b. Reported Voting and Registration, by Sex, Race and Hispanic Origin, for States: November 2012" gives the voting percent for "black alone or in combination" citizens and "White non-Hispanic alone" citizens.

Those numbers for each state yield a ratio of black to white voting where parity is achieved at a ratio of 1.0. Black voting rates exceed white voting rates at ratios above 1.0 and white voting rates exceed Black voting rates at ratios below 1.0.

States where Black voting rates exceed white rates are: NORTH CAROLINA (1.21), New York (1.16), Ohio (1.16), MISSISSIPPI (1.15), Illinois (1.14), TENNESSEE (1.12), Indiana (1.11), SOUTH CAROLINA (1.09), New Jersey (1.08), Wisconsin (1.06), LOUISIANA (1.06), GEORGIA (1.05), Maryland (1.04), Pennsylvania (1.03), United States (1.03), Missouri (1.03), TEXAS (1.03), ALABAMA (1.02), and District of Columbia (1.00). Ray's "confederate states" capitalized.

States where white voting rates exceed black are: VIRGINIA (0.99), Oklahoma (0.98), Nevada (0.98), Kentucky (0.96), Connecticut (0.96), California (0.95), FLORIDA (0.94), Michigan (0.94), Delaware (0.91), Massachusetts (0.88), ARKANSAS (0.87), Washington (0.84), Colorado (0.78), Kansas (0.76), Minnesota (0.76), and Arizona (0.72).

Mr. Ray must now show that voting in "Confederate states" where black rates exceed White rates is more-fair than voting in "non Confederate states" where white rates exceed Black.

Joe Boyett

Samuel Adams Beer Ejects God from the Declaration of Independence



Last week, while patriotic Americans celebrated the 237th birthday of our nation’s founding, Samuel Adams Beer commemorated Independence Day by brazenly undermining the very documents upon which our nation was founded.


A television ad, which ran over the Fourth of July weekend, depicts an eighteenth century tavern barkeep citing the Declaration of Independence saying:

“All men are created equal. They are endowed with certain unalienable rights: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

It didn’t take long for Samuel Adams’ Facebook page and Twitter feed to light up with protests from Americans who noticed the small but very significant omission of “by their Creator,” from the beer company’s rendition of the Declaration.

In response to a heated email that I swiftly sent off to the Vice President of Marketing at Samuel Adams, I received this response:

Thank you for your message about our recent TV ad and our use of some words from the Declaration of Independence, without the phrase “by our Creator.” We apologize that the omission offended you. That was never our intent. As you may already know, we adhere to an advertising code, established by the Beer Institute – a beer industry trade organization. The code states, “Beer advertising and marketing materials should not include religion or religious themes.” We agree with that, and follow those guidelines in our advertising and responsibly marketing our products.


Michelle Sullivan
Senior Director of External Relations
Boston Beer Company

Apparently we are to accept the fact that the industry guidelines set by the Beer Industry trump the principles set forth in America’s founding documents? You know, those same founding documents that helped create the free market environment under which Samuel Adams Beer can enterprise and thrive.

It seems that Samuel Adams Relations Executive wants to dismiss this “adherence to guidelines” as a trivial matter. But for those Americans who have been watching the slow and steady devolution of our individual rights by an ever-expanding government, this omission is not insignificant.
If Samuel Adams Beer is going to market and sell beer evoking the name of perhaps our most religious founding father, then maybe they should brush up on their American History.
In the meantime, I penned this response to Ms. Sullivan:

Dear Ms. Sullivan,

Thank you for your prompt response. It’s unfortunate that Samuel Adams Beer and the Beer Industry categorize the Declaration of Independence as a “religious” document. Out of respect for the policies set forth by the Beer Industry, I can no longer in good conscience purchase your product. You see, the currency I use clearly states “in God we trust,” which is an overt violation of your industry standards.

Snowden emerges in new video with human rights activists at Moscow airport

Charlie Daniels castigates media over Paula Dean coverage


If there’s one straight talker who isn’t afraid to let the media have it over the public flaying of celebrity chef Paula Deen, it’s country and Southern rock legend Charlie Daniels.

Daniels blasted the media for glossing over significant scandals at the highest levels of government to fill the airwaves instead with ire over a National Enquirer story covering a racial discrimination suit in which Deen admitted to having used “the N-word” decades ago and planning a “plantation” theme party that included black servants.

“If anything exemplifies the overt prejudice and determination of the American media to report only the news that suits their social and political interests and concept of what does and does not fit their agenda,” Daniels wrote in a blog post, “it’s the totally overblown coverage of something Paula Deen said 20 years ago, and some party she planned that she wanted to resemble a plantation scene featuring black male waiters in period dress.

“Do the 20-year-old words of a lady with a television cooking show trump the lie an attorney general told Congress, or officials at the IRS usurping the rights of the American public and pleading the Fifth Amendment when confronted about it or the hiding of the facts surrounding the murder of four Americans at a consulate in Libya or the incredibly shabby image of a president taking a 100-million-dollar vacation in this economy while closing down tours of the White House or the NSA invasion on the privacy of millions of unsuspecting citizens?” he posited. “I think not.”

More @ WND

Thoughts On Police Raid On Adam Kokesh

"The Federal Government is treating the 'long train of abuses' enumerated in our Declaration of Independence like a shopping list, and is treating George Orwell's 1984 like an operations manual."


The U.S. government is playing with fire. This is yet another example of police using unnecessary military assault tactics on a suspect to merely serve a warrant, that vastly increase the chances of someone being killed or severely injured.  There was no hostage.   This was not a case of a barricaded suspect who refused to come out.  This was just an arrest.  One mistake, one perceived false move by anyone who happens to be in the home, and they are shot.   And bursting into an armed man's home in the middle of the night is also a great way to get shot.  Just doesn't make any sense.  They could have arrested him while he went out for a morning Starbucks, or went out for lunch or dinner. And it would have taken just a couple of detectives to conduct such an arrest on the streets.  No need for a 20 man SWAT team to enter his home, in the middle of the night, where the risks to all are greatly increased.   No need for an armored vehicle and helicopters.    No, this makes no sense if their only concern was making a safe arrest.  This was a show of force.  An example.  A lesson.

The more illegitimate and absurd the arbitrary rule of Leviathan, the more it violates our natural rights, the more it has to make examples out of anyone who dares to openly defy it by means of civil disobedience or nullification.   You can, and should, expect more of this, and more severe examples.

When a government steps outside of its limited delegation of powers that were intended to secure liberty and "becomes abusive of these ends," it will of course lose the respect, consent, and willing cooperation of increasing numbers of the people.    There is now a large, and growing portion of the American people who correctly see this current regime to be every bit as illegitimate and unjust as the one our forefathers took up arms against in 1775.    Such a government, which violates the rights of the people and thus no longer has the loyalty, respect, and consent of the people, can rule only through force and the instilling of fear - just like the British Crown and Parliament.

And this current regime is making the same mistakes the Crown made.  Rather than recognizing any of the grievances of the people as legitimate, and backing off from its violations of our rights, it is doubling down on them, and asserting even more power, and using enforcement methods that increasingly make it obvious that it sees we the people as its current and future military enemy, as it treats us "As If An Enemy's Country" - like an occupied, conquered enemy nation.  How else do you explain the detention of  U.S. citizens Jose Padilla and Yasir Hamdi as "enemy combatants", the NDAA military detention and trial provisions, warrantless domestic NSA spying, drone strikes on Americans, and the gross violations of the Fourth Amendment we saw in Boston after the bombing in April, or the calls to treat the bombing suspect as an "unlawful combatant" under the laws of war?

 They are all claims of power to use the international laws of war on us.  And that claimed power will not, and already has not, been limited to use against Muslims.  It is meant for all of us, which is exactly why the NSA has been mining metadata on all of us.   All of us are considered part of the conquered enemy population - just like in Afghanistan or Iraq.  Not just some of us.  All of us.  All are suspect.  All (except the most vetted and trusted minions) are potential "terrorists" or "insurgents" and all will be monitored, tracked, and metadata profiled.  There will be a "file" on us all because they know that what they are doing is contrary to the rights of us all, and any of us, or all of us, may join the  resistance to their plans, at any time.  

They correctly assess us all as potential military adversaries precisely because they intend to violate the rights of all of us.   And you can bet they are prioritizing who is the greater threat, with veterans, retired police, and gun owners considered a threat because of their training and competency at arms alone.  And of course they also place all constitutionalists of any stripe - Ron Paul supporters, Chuck Baldwin supporters, libertarians, Constitution Party members, John Birch type conservatives, traditional Barry Goldwater conservatives, etc., - right up there at the top of the lists of "threats" because all such people adhere closely to the principles of the Founders' Republic - to classical liberal ideas and ideals on immutable natural law and inalienable rights that must be defended at all hazard.   And to chill, suppress, and prepare to stop such people from resisting, those who control the federal government and their fellow travelers at the state level are resorting to precisely the same totalitarian methods and tools used by oppressive regimes throughout history, from King George to Stalin.

Complete article @ Oathkeepers