Gary Hunt
Outpost of Freedom
February 18, 2016

"But that it was clear that no act they [the state legislature] could pass, could by any means repeal or alter the constitution, because if they could do this, they would at the same instant of time destroy their own existence as a legislature and dissolve the government thereby established."

Bayard v. Singleton, 1 N.C. 42 (1787) [North Carolina Supreme Court]

The unfortunate circumstances of January 26, 2016, which resulted in the death of LaVoy Finicum and the arrest of Ammon Bundy, Ryan Payne, Ryan Bundy, and Brian Cavalier was a blow to an effort to expose the dishonesty of the federal government in its pursuit of acquiring land belonging to ranchers in Oregon.

In fact, the story behind what happened in Burns, Oregon actually goes much further. It had begun to show the underbelly of the beast we call the US government, its failure in obedience to the Constitution, the very document that created it, and its failure to abide by established judicial "due process of law". Perhaps most significant is its absolute disregard for human life, and especially so if that life is of one who believes in the Constitution.

Now, many have said that what was happening at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge was of no concern to them. Some have said, "We (the militia) are here to protect our state. What happens in Oregon is not our concern." And, they are right, but only to an extent.

In the hours that followed the events at Lexington Green and Concord, in Massachusetts Bay Colony, Militia from Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New York, marched on dirt roads to come to the aid of those from another colony. Within days, many more colonies had sent their forces to join those surrounding Boston. Of course, it was not their concern, though they did realize what had happened in Massachusetts would, eventfully, happen in their own backyards.

Many have stated that their greatest concern is that the government will come to take their guns, and that will be the time to act. However, they fail to respond to the slow and meticulous erosion of the Second Amendment, constantly progressing, bit by bit. But, they still have their guns, so there is nothing to worry about.

However, just a week after the Indictments were issued in Oregon, a Grand Jury in Nevada issued Indictments against five people who were involved in events at the Bundy Ranch, in Nevada, in April 2014, nearly two years prior.

Both acts, Nevada and Oregon, were acts of Civil Defiance. Let's be clear about that term. Civil Disobedience is a term applicable to participating in something that might result in ones arrest, or perhaps being assaulted by law enforcement. These activities are conducted with the hope of political change. They are, at best, inconveniences.

Civil Defiance, however, is an act in real defiance against unlawful authority. Whether firearms are used actively, or passively, there is no doubt that Civil Defiance has the possibility for not just incarceration, but death.

During the Bundy Ranch affair, hundreds of armed patriots stood defiant against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) employees and contractors who were trying to arrest cattle for grazing on public lands. The patriot weapons were simply for self-defense, fully in compliance with the Second Amendment. BLM was the aggressor, with force of arms and a "judge's edict".

In Oregon, once again, the patriots' arms were for self-defense, fully in compliance with the Second Amendment. There is no instance of those at the Refuge, or away from the Refuge, ever threatening or intimidating anyone. In fact, they had a policy to let anyone venture into the occupied area, without threat, or harm. Their arms were for self-defense.

The government, in this instance, under the control of the FBI, was the aggressor, however, unlike Nevada, the aggressor chose to shoot and kill LaVoy Finicum. As can be clearly seen in the aerial footage, Mr. Finicum never had a gun in his hand. He was lured into an ambush and shot. He had no opportunity to defend himself, even if he had been armed. Quite simply, the government that he was exposing murdered him.

So, let's put a little perspective on things. Whether you are in Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, or elsewhere, what you have been reading about is your future, as much as those who have been directly affected by those events. To "reason" that "it didn't happen to me" is both acceptance of the legitimacy of the government's proven practice, and submission to it. When it finally gets to you, those who had more courage than you, have already been taken by the forces of government, either to prison, or to the cemetery.

If you cannot stand up for your fellow patriots, and instead, make excuses as to why you did not come to their aid, whether by location or disagreement of purpose, then you have submitted, and you can clearly see your own future.

I was asked the question "Is there anything that we can do about this?" After some thought, I realized that the Indictment from Nevada was a message that the government is in the process of taking control. This raises the question as to whether we can back them down. If more of us begin standing up by occupying federally owned facilities, like the Refuge, or by taking other inspired actions, can we demonstrate that we are not backing down; that we are not willing to Submit to their unconstitutional activities, and that we will retaliate, as they have, by expanding our efforts in response to every unlawful or unconstitutional act committed by the government?

"In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of peace and reconciliation. There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be free - if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending - if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained - we must fight!I repeat it, sir, we must fight!! An appeal to arms and to the God of Hosts is all that is left us!"

Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775

This article can be found on line at

Burns Chronicles No9 - Civil Defiance or Submission?

Gary Hunt
Outpost of Freedom

So long as we fight only among ourselves, we will never have to face the more dangerous task of fighting against our enemy.

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I think many are waiting for the 2016 election and hoping that Donald Trump will win and set things right in America. If his nomination is stolen and the people do nothing, I truly believe it will be the end of America. The federal establishment will realize that all that is left in America are keyboard warriors and sign wavers. They will become more aggressive than ever and one by one gun owners will be stripped of their second amendment and most likely killed in the early morning hours.
The only defense that may stop the 3am SWAT raids is a responding group of citizens that are part of a local Minuteman Militia that can respond immediately to such a raid. I have tried to organize such a group in my area, I contacted gun owners I knew, I talked to shooters at local ranges, I placed ads on Craigslist, all in vain. Not one person joined me. I even joined a local militia, who trains on a regular basis. The problem with this group, is that they are scattered and not capable of assembling to fight this SWAT invasion. When I talked about organizing more locally, they like looked at me like I had two heads and not one supported me.
It seems there will be no defense to the criminals when they come for our guns. Oh some of us will stand for our rights, but we will die as we will be greatly outnumbered.

You must form a Constitutional Militia. The Sheriff, if he is actually doing his job, should be the one to get it done.

People need to form communities , self sustaining communities within each state.They also need a Constitutional Sheriff with his own militia formed of We the People and then.......Each state needs to secede from the union.We need to act quickly on this....the new president is only going to crash land the plane.

Prepare for the worst and Hope for the Best, compatriots.

Troubling times are upon us indeed...not unlike the abolitionists and the (unjust) resulting civil war...the forces of evil are afoot (once again) and a great storm is building on the horizon...oft times of late it seems we can only prepare and wait for what comes next.  

In the meantime may I suggest we pray: pray for our nation, pray for our leaders, and pray for our families and friends...for it seems only our Lord has the answer.  "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself".  FDR

From a man who truly knew both our Lord Jesus Christ and the power of prayer: In all things "do your duty, you can not do more, you should never do less".  R.E. Lee

Keep The Faith...Best Regards,

J.W. Lee

John 15:13  "Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends."

In loving memory: Pfc Roy E. Koenig, H&S 1/1/1 USMC, KIA 4/24/1951, Silver Star & Purple Heart (Posthumous).

The cup is half full.  There are many great acts of liberty going on in America for which we should thank God and seek Him more diligently.

While we fight for saving our rights, the schools in Bergen county are busy convincing dumbed down parents and kids that our real problems are trans-gender bathrooms, (promoting homosexuality and the death of family life as we know it), and teen anxiety which is caused by our lazy teachers, communist county commissioners and corrupt school boards destroying trade shop classes and any other class that would ensure a child 's ability to secure a fruitful job upon leaving school.

How confident is a student going to be when his future is so bleak? Look at all the college grads that are out of work now. Why? It's the fault of the communists running our country and our educational system into the ground. The dept of Education needs to be abolished. School officials need to be prosecuted [to the full extent of the People's Law].


Not to get too far off topic. I agree, today's schools of all types are one of the indoctrinating schemes. As an example, last week I met a young college student majoring in business. After discussing multiculturalism, I asked what other kinds of crazy things are being taught and promoted these days. The young girl knew exactly where I was going with my question and said, "... Lets just ask WHY one of the popular CREDIT COURSES is SUPERHEROS. Does that answer your question"? Wow, I wasn't prepared for that one.

Credit courses are those that students and/or parents PAY FOR! And we wonder why we have problems. Can't afford college, but have time, space, and money to waste on comicbook cartoons in COLLEGE! All schools need to be defunded and degrees and diplomas abolished. The future of America can earn a living by what they DO. I guess we can return to apprenticeships for training and rely on referals for the next career advancement.

I return you to our discussion.


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