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I've lived in Canon City my whole life. It makes me sick to think of where this country is headed. The solutions are in God's Word.

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Gun Nullification Rally

I think this is a good idea. He may have overstated the success a little bit. I doubt that gun shops are going to ignore the law because of this rally. I hope they do, but I doubt it.

We need to blatantly copy this and do it over and over around the nation for many different issues.

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Peak Jackboot

Here’s something interesting from http://freedominourtime.blogspot.com/2014/12/have-we-reached-peak-jackboot.html

New York Post columnist Bob McManus, the bejowled defender of police abuse, recently provided us with the Tory perspective on the murder of Eric Garner by NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo, who – unlike Captain Preston and his soldiers – will never stand trial for that crime.

“Eric Garner was a career petty criminal who’d experienced dozens of arrests, but had learned nothing from them,” sniffs McManus. “He was on the street July 17, selling untaxed cigarettes one at a time – which, as inconsequential as it seems, happens to be a crime.”
Garner was a “career criminal” in the mold of John Hancock, who made himself tremendously wealthy by smuggling untaxed goods. On McManus’s premises, Hancock would have to be regarded as a veritable crime lord. 
John Hancock, crime lord.
Even if we characterize Garner as a “career criminal” rather than a micro-entrepreneur, the salient fact here is that there is no evidence at all that Garner was selling cigarettes on the day he was murdered by the police. He was killed because he dared to assert self-ownership in the face of unwanted attention from a member of the State’s coercive caste.
Eric Garner’s death, McManus pontificates, was a tragic but necessary demonstration of the futility of resisting the power of the divine State: “He was a victim of himself. It’s just that simple.”
In the moments leading up to his death, Garner had acted as a peacemaker, stopping a fight that the NYPD’s armed tax enforcers had chosen to ignore. Crispus Attucks, on the other hand, spent the last moments of his life inciting a rebellion against the collection agents of a much less oppressive government. McManus, who causally vilifies the former, most likely venerates the latter. People who cherish individual liberty should honor the memory of both.
The “Boston Massacre” represented what we could call “Peak Redcoat” – the moment at which it became clear that the existing regime, administered through a military occupation, simply could not endure.
The unpunished murder of Eric Garner could well signify that our present system has reached the point of “Peak Jackboot.” It is worth remembering, however, that the Regime ruling us is immeasurably more powerful, corrupt, and violent than that of George III, which allowed the colonial policemen who had killed Attucks and two others to stand trial for their actions. 

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Is County Nullification an Option?

So, this website is about the secession of Fremont county Colorado. I guess I haven’t written anything on that yet. I’ve been considering alternatives. One such alternative is nullification.

Nullification is really something designed to operate on a state level– employing the states’ Tenth Amendment right to disobey unconstitutional federal laws. Of course, the Colorado legislature has been as big a joke as the federal government. Fremont County is pretty conservative, so I thought maybe the county could nullify state and federal laws.

A couple ideas I had was to pass a county law/ordinance legalizing the sale of raw milk. We have legalized marijuana, but raw milk is still in the same boat as crack cocaine. Another idea was to nullify whatever state law has put Jack Phillips (no relation to me), the Lakewood baker who refused to bake a same-sex wedding cake, on the losing end of a lawsuit from a couple of dudes pretending to be married. These both seem like they would be easy laws to pass, but my question was whether the county could even do such a thing.

As of today, I’d have to say that is not a feasible idea. In fact, the county passed a resolution condemning the portions of NDAA that would allow the military to hold suspected terrorists indefinitely. I applaud them for doing that, but I learned today that there is really no teeth to the resolution. Here’s the conclusion of the resolution:

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISISONERS FOR FREMONT COUNTY, COLORADO, that the Board of County Commissioners, condemns in no uncertain terms and opposes Sections 1021 and 1022 of the 2012 NDAA as it purports to 1) authorize the President of the United States to utilize the Armed Forces of the United States to police United States citizens and lawful resident aliens within the United States of America, 2) indefinitely detain United States citizens and lawful resident aliens captured within the United States of America without charge until the end of hostilities authorized by the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, 3) subject American Citizens and lawful resident aliens captured within the United States of America to military tribunals, and 4) transfer American Citizens and lawful resident aliens captured within the United States of America to a foreign country or foreign entity.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board of County Commissioners for Fremont County encourages and implores the Colorado contingent of federal congressmen and senators to diligently and earnestly work toward repeal of the offensive and unconstitutional provisions of the 2012 NDAA to achieve the continued Constitutional protections afforded to every citizen of the State of Colorado and the United States of America.

I asked the commissioner if the county could pass a law or ordinance that would prohibit the sheriff from enforcing a particular state or federal law, and he said they can’t do that. Their only power over the sheriff is to approve his budget and they also have control over any contracts he may enter involving county funds.

As it turns out, the county doesn’t even have a list of its ordinances. The clerk and recorder just records them as they are passed.

However, I think nullification might be workable for the city. The city has its own municipal code, and the police enforce the municipal laws.

So, I still think secession is something we ought to pursue, but I will continue to think about the possibilities.

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DUI Checkpoint Stops

The above shows these thugs on a major power trip. If they haven’t been fired, (they haven’t) it is a travesty and a shame. I wish we could all make it harder and more expensive for these dirtbags to do their jobs. Even if a judge has given these checkpoints a thumbs up, they are clearly a violation of the 4th Amendment.

Below is an even better way to handle a DUI stop.

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Jury Nullification Free Speech

This Christopher Daley guy is a blowhard, un-American, ignoramous.

The cop who shows up is also a blowhard, un-American, ignoramous, but at least he showed a little bit of humility in upholding free speech rights in the end. But a lot of people would just cave in for the cop and not stand up for themselves and their rights would be trampled. I’m glad these guys didn’t.

Jury nullification is where jurors refuse to convict a suspect, because their personal opinion is that the law is unjust or being applied incorrectly–even if they believe the suspect is guilty. You can find out more about that at fija.org.

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Resistance to Tyranny is Obedience to God

It seems some Americans think that if we just obey the police, they will never do anything bad to us. That is unAmerican and unChristian. Christians must resist tyranny. The police are behaving as if they are an occupying army in enemy territory.

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