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HERE ARE SOME GREAT QUOTES:

 

“Most people, sometime in their lives, stumble across the truth. Most jump up, brush themselves off, and hurry on about their business AS IF NOTHING HAD HAPPENED.”

            Sir Winston Leonard Churchill (1874-1965; British statesman and writer)

 

((Ed. Comment: Dear reader, you are about to meet some ‘truth’ that the controlled mainstream media and our federal government try to suppress. What will you do with this information?))

 

“The RIGHT of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall NOT be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

 

“The poorest man may, in his cottage, bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown. It [his cottage] may be frail, its roof may shake; the wind may blow through it; the storm may enter; the rain may enter; but the King of England may not enter; all his force dares not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement.” (Speech in the House of Commons in 1763)

            William Pitt (Earl of Chatham) (1708-1778; English statesman and orator)

 

“Broad-based suspicionless [sic] inquiries are reminiscent of the much-hated and feared general warrants issued by the British Crown in colonial days, where British officers were given blanket authority to search wherever they pleased and for whatever might pique their interest. It was precisely this type of activity that the Fourth Amendment was designed to prohibit. Indeed, the use of ‘general warrants’ was an important factor giving rise to the American Revolution. This state’s early settlers were themselves no strangers to the abuses of general warrants…A free society cannot tolerate such a practice.” ( February 4, 2000 )

            Christine Durham ( Former Associate Chief Justice , Utah Supreme Court)

 

            “The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence. Property must be sacred or liberty cannot exist.”

John Adams (1735-1826; 2nd President of the United States )

 

“Every man has by nature the right to possess property as his own.”

            Pope Leo XIII (1810-1903; Pope 1878-1903)

 

“When the people are oppressed, when their rights are infringed, when their property is invaded, when taskmasters are set over them, when unconstitutional acts are executedbefore their eyes, and they are daily threatened with military troops…their minds will be irritated as long as they have any sense of honor, liberty, and virtue.”

Samuel Adams (1722-1803; American statesman; “father of the American Revolution”)

 

America ’s liberty is perishing beneath the constant growth of government power. Federal, state, and local governments are confiscating citizens’ property, trampling their rights, and decimating their opportunities more than ever before.”

            James Bovard (Author of Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty )

 

“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that

glorifies it.” ((Ed. Note: Such as the current “asset forfeiture” laws in America ?))

            Frederic Bastiat (1801-1850; French economist, statesman, and author; Quote taken from his book Economic Sophisms)

 

            “The [USA Patriot] Act has radically extended government electronic surveillance – on and off the Internet – with often reduced judicial review. For example, FBI agents can enter a home or office with a court order – while the occupants are not there – and insert the ‘Magic Lantern’ (also known as the keystroke logger) into a computer.”

Nat Hentoff (Civil liberties commentator; author of the excellent book The War on the Bill of Rights and the Gathering Resistance)

 

((Writing concerning the INS raid to seize Elian Gonzalez)) “Similar events – in which people are assaulted in their homes by SWAT teams waving machine guns, spewing foul language, threatening to shoot people, and trashing the house as a tactical distraction – happen every day in the United States, without [mainstream] media attention.”

            David Kopel (Writer; Independence Institute)

 

“A man’s home is his castle.” – Anonymous

 

DEFINITION OF “CASTLE”:

(According to Webster, a “castle” is): 1. a large buildingfortified with thick walls, battlements, and often a moat;   3. a safe, secure place; refuge

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

The Federal 5th Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that police do NOT need a search warrant to enter homes or businesses. The dissenting judges stated that this ruling would “pave the road to hell” for America . Indeed, it is just one more in a series of vicious assaults on ourRIGHT to be secure in our “persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures – a RIGHT that is God-given, and was spelled out in the 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Unless this ruling by the Federal 5th Circuit Court of Appeals is overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court (which is highly unlikely considering that court’s current makeup), then the “precedence” set by this court ruling will be used across America to authorize “law enforcement” officers to enter your home or business without a search warrant. And yes, I know that some will say: “What’s the difference? They can get a search warrant quite easily these days anyway – with little to no proof of any criminal activity.” That may well be true in many areas of the country, but there are still some locales in America where a judge will demand some “decent proof” of criminal activity before issuing a search warrant.

 

There is something even worse than the warrant-less search of your home when you are away. It is the “anonymous tip” (saying that you have “illegal guns” or drugs in your home) that can get you a SWAT (Special Weapons And Tactics) team raid on your home in the wee hours of the morning by 10 to 20 heavily-armed, body-armor-wearing, dressed-in-black, wearing black ski masks, badges-covered paramilitary police. Of course, if you are speaking out against evil and corruption in the government or in the courts, one of their own lackeys may make the “anonymous call” concerning your “illegal activity” that causes the SWAT team to pay you a visit in the wee hours of the morning!

 

THE DESTRUCTION OF OUR “CASTLES”

 

There were a number of major causes for the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783).   Many history textbooks in America ’s public schools may list “taxation without representation”, but they leave out some of the more important causes: gun control, quartering of troops in private homes, and “general warrants”. Please once again carefully consider the words of former Utah Supreme Court Associate Chief Justice Christine Durham:

 

“Broad-based, suspicionless (sic) inquiries are reminiscent of the much-hated and feared general warrants issued by the British Crown in colonial days, where British officers were given blanket authority to search wherever they pleased and for whatever might pique their interest. It was precisely this type of activity that the Fourth Amendment was designed to prohibit. Indeed, the use of ‘general warrants’ was an important factor giving rise to the American Revolution. This state’s [i.e., Utah ’s] early settlers were themselves no strangers to the abuses of general warrants…A free society cannot tolerate such a practice.” ( February 4, 2000 )

           

I had mentioned in the introduction to this newsletter the recent ruling of the Federal 5th Circuit Court of Appeals that stated that police do NOT now need a warrant to enter the homes and businesses of the American citizenry. This ruling was but one of many recent assaults on Americans’ 4th Amendment Right (which is a God-given right simply “spelled out” in the U.S. Constitution by the 4th Amendment) “to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures; [this Right] shall NOT be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

Prior to the Federal 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling, we had seen a vicious assault on our 4th Amendment Right by all this so-called “anti-terrorism” legislation, such as the USA Patriot Act”. As Civil liberties commentator Nat Hentoff says in his excellent book The War on the Bill of Rights and the Gathering Resistance: “The [USA Patriot] Act has radically extended government electronic surveillance – on and off the Internet – with often reduced judicial review. For example, FBI agents can enter a home or office with a court order – while the occupants are not there – and insert the ‘Magic Lantern’ (also known as the keystroke logger) into a computer.” And far too few judges in America have both the courage and integrity to deny a request for a search warrant when told that such a search is necessary to fight “terrorism”. In other words, this so-called “war on terrorism” is really being used as a “war on the freedoms of the American people”, since our homes are no longer “safe” from “strangers with badges” coming in when we are not there and going through all our personal belongings – and even taking the hard drive right off our computers. And they don’t even have to leave a note telling us that they (the “Feds” or other local authorities) were there in our homes or businesses snooping around.

 

Now, some of you may be saying: “If you don’t have anything to hide, then you shouldn’t mind them being in your home while you are not there.” HOGWASH! And double HOGWASH! This is no longer America when agents of federal, state, and/or county and municipal governments can enter our homes (whether we are at home or not) under the flimsiest of excuses or evidence, and snoop around to their hearts’ desire. That is so UN-American that I cannot imagine any Americans putting up with it. And this so-called “war on terrorism” gives the federal government the ability to punish its critics by entering Americans’ homes to not only snoop, but also to ‘plant evidence’ if they desire. ((If you don’t believe such things ever happen here in America , then you are either totally ignorant or in total denial – or both.))

 

I had mentioned the threat of     SWAT team assaults on our homes earlier in this newsletter. I had previously written an earlier TTT (#33), (dated July 17, 2003 ), entitled: “SWAT Teams (For the Most Part) Stink!”   Here are some excerpts from that earlier TTT newsletter:

 

“In the America of the 1940s and 1950s we did not have ‘hordes’ of armed federal agents or SWAT teams roaming the countryside shooting up the citizens. Yes, there were some armed federal agents, and they did from time to time actually shoot up some legitimate ‘bad guys’.

 

We definitely seemed to have a different ‘mentality’ in America back in the 1940s and 1950s about ‘law enforcement’. Most police work was handled at the local level. If the local police            department needed assistance, that assistance would generally be provided by the local sheriff and his deputies or by other police departments in the local area. Sometimes the State Police would assist the local police. But generally, most incidents of violent crime and potentially-violent situations were handled by the local police or the County Sheriff’s Department (with a few exceptions).

 

            If a genuine ‘bad guy’ needed to be apprehended, several police officers, or sheriff deputies, or a constable would arrest the ‘bad guy’ without shooting up the neighborhood. Most arrests on individuals for whom a warrant had been issued were generally not made at 2 or 3 A.M. in the morning. The suspect’s home generally did not become a ‘battle zone’ since the local police and sheriff deputies would not have dreamed of doing a military-style assault on a citizen’s home in the middle of the night or early morning hours that would endanger the citizen’s spouse and/or children (or the citizen’s neighbors).

            Also, local police generally did good ‘detective’ work in order to arrest the ‘bad guy’ in such a manner as to NOT recklessly endanger other citizens. Sadly, this has all radically CHANGED – and NOT for the good!

            Somewhere in 1960s SWAT teams started appearing in large metropolitan areas in the USA. Significant changes in some ‘police duties’ were introduced. The motto ‘to protect and serve’ started to recede somewhat, and the ‘militarization’ of a portion of America’s larger police departments began in earnest. Certain segments of large police departments began to train as – and look like – paramilitary units! These ‘specialized’ police units began training in such tactics and operations as: sniper training, dynamic entry (of buildings), crowd control, and later – gun confiscation.

 

            Originally, these ‘militarized’ police units were supposed to be used only for hostage rescue situations. Hostage rescue teams (HRT) were formed in some cities. Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) teams were also formed. These SWAT teams were issued military-style assault rifles, sniper rifles, tactical shotguns, body armor, military helmets, gas masks, flash grenades, jack boots, black ski masks, and sometimes even armored personnel carriers.

 

            Editor of TTT would like to say a few words about ‘black ski masks’ and black uniforms. These black ski masks were issued to SWAT team members to supposedly ‘protect their identities’ from drug dealers, etc. Sadly, the black ski masks also conceal the identity of these SWAT team members from the innocent citizens they far too often abuse. SWAT team members have had a bad reputation for killing innocent-until-proven-guilty American citizens – thus the ‘concealed identity’ often comes in quite handy. ((Ed. Addition: These SWAT teams also have a bad reputation for killing their own fellow SWAT team members!))

    

            Editor of TTT learned both the Russian and the Arabic languages while in the U.S. military, and knows a little about the ‘international terrorist’ business. And let me tell you who was wearing the ‘black ski masks’ back in the 1970s – it was the ‘terrorists’! ((Anyone remember the Munich Olympics in 1972, and the Arab terrorists who wore ski masks?)) Of course, there were also bank robbers who wore ski masks! So, in the ‘good ole days’, the bad guys (the criminals and terrorists) wore ski masks, and the good guys did NOT.

            Also, black uniforms are supposed to ‘intimidate’. Anybody remember the color of the uniforms of the infamous German SS soldiers – why, it was BLACK. So why do these SWAT teams dress in black uniforms, wear black ski masks, and often wear black helmets that closely resemble the German Army helmets of World War II? Whom are these SWAT teams trying to intimidate?

 

            When the Nazi SA and SS goons went out to arrest citizens in Germany, they at least knocked on the door first. Here in the USA, the SWAT team shows up at 2 A.M. or 3 A.M. or 4 A.M. with overwhelming firepower, with flash bang grenades, etc., and they do NOT knock! Instead, they “kick in” the door (or, they use a battering ram) and charge into the house creating an extremely dangerous situation! Why? Because if anyone or anything moves, such as the family dog or cat, SWAT team members far too often start ‘blazing away’ with a whole lot of firepower (including, at times, fully-automatic assault rifles)! The results are often a dead or wounded spouse, a dead or wounded child, a dead or wounded pet, and even sometimes a dead or wounded fellow SWAT team member who was hit by ‘friendly fire’! ((Did you know that the main cause of death for SWAT team members is ‘friendly fire’ from fellow SWAT team members?)) Possibly worst of all, SWAT teams sometimes go to the wrong address, or their ‘informant’ has lied to them, and so they burst into a home and MURDER innocent American citizens! These killings by SWAT teams have happened so frequently that some large metropolitan areas were forced to disband their SWAT teams.” ((END OF EXCERPT.))

 

I would like to close my comments on SWAT teams with a great quote by Al Lorentz (a former United States Marine Corp sniper, and a former Airborne Ranger in the Texas National Guard):

 

“I have a confession to make, as a professional soldier: I don’t like SWAT teams. I don’t like the concept of SWAT teams. I don’t like the way SWAT teams are deployed. And, having trained many SWAT team members, I don’t like very many of the ‘men’ in the SWAT teams either. Nothing personal you understand, I just have a low tolerance for cowards who brutalize and terrorize people and pretend that it makes them some sort of hero. While I realize that there are some exceptions to this (you know who you are), by and large SWAT teams are populated with authoritarian cowards, sociopaths, thugs, goons, and other human refuse.

SWAT teams usually deploy with tremendous odds assuring the success and safety of the officers involved, but also creating a climate of fear, intimidation, hostility, and danger for the innocent-until-proven-guilty suspects. Too often, the SWAT team instead becomes judge, jury and executioner. …SWAT teams only like to ‘play’ when they are assured of an easy victory. When was the last time you ever heard of the SWAT teams taking on the Hells Angels? Usually we read about them taking out some innocent and elderly citizen instead. SWAT teams are deployed to kill and destroy, which is not the mission of the police department. …The goal of the military is to kill and destroy – something that is in direct contradiction to the stated mission of the police department to ‘protect and serve’. Because of this, SWAT teams tend to attract police officers who are tired of protecting and serving and want to kick some tail…

SWAT teams also get military training and afford the sociopaths who apply the opportunity to pretend they are warriors which they are not. Warriors fight other warriors; cowards and thugs attack civilians. SWAT teams afford the cowardly or unqualified the opportunity to live out their Walter Mitty fantasies of military conquest, glory and heroism; all without having to take significant risks or suffer the personal hardship involved with being a real soldier.”

 

FINAL THOUGHTS

 

            Let us once again look at the “definition” of “castle” that was given at the beginning of this newsletter. One of Webster’s definitions for “castle” was: a safe, secure place; refuge”. The “questions of the hour” for all us Americans are these: “Are our homes really ‘castles’ here in America?” “Are our homes in America ‘safe, secure places’?” “Are our homes in America ‘refuges’?”

 

I received part of my inspiration for writing this issue of TTT after scanning through Nat Hentoff’s excellent book The War on the Bill of Rights and the Gathering Resistance. I had intended to write a newsletter like this one several months ago – so this newsletter is long overdue.

 

Please once again consider William Pitt’s statement made in 1763:

“The poorest man may, in his cottage, bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown. It [his cottage] may be frail, its roof may shake; the wind may blow through it; the storm may enter; the rain may enter; but the King of England may not enter; all his force dares not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement.”

 

That’s the way it used to be here in America – and that’s the way it ought to be now! If we Americans don’t get informed quickly, and take action quickly, we will lose all of our liberty in this once-free country – all in the name of “fighting terrorism”. We’ve all got to come to the realization that this so-called “war on terrorism” is being used by the globalist rich and power elite to destroy liberty in the United States of America – with their final goal being the destruction of America’s national sovereignty. This evisceration of our Bill of Rights has been planned for a long time, and those implementing the current “police state tactics” and “un-Constitutional surveillance of the American people” have been very successful in destroying our liberties. The time to stop this growth of the massive American police state is now! And to do that, we all must get informed as to what is really happening here in the USA, and why it is happening. And that brings us to:

 

WHAT CAN WE DO?

 

  1. If you think that this newsletter contains important information, then please make as many copies of it as you possibly can, and give those copies to lots of folks.

 

  1. Get informed! Here are some great ways to “get informed”:

 

 

 

(a.) Visit the two best web sites for “truthful news” and analysis: www.infowars.com and www.prisonplanet.com ;

 

(b.) Purchase the following videos – view them ASAP – and then share them with others (an * at the end of the phone number means that credit cards can be used to place your order):

 

“9/11: The Road to Tyranny” by Alex Jones; 144 minutes; (documents the ruthless history of governments orchestrating terrorist attacks against their own people to scare them into total submission); $33.45 postpaid; to order, call 888-253-3139*

 

“Gulag USA” by Texe Marrs; 82 minutes; (VHS or DVD); (documents government plans to place Americans in camps); $27.50 postpaid; to order, call “Power of Prophecy” at 800-234-9673*

 

“Hate Laws: Making Criminals of Christians” by Theodore (Ted) Winston Pike; 81 minutes; 2001; (documentary about “anti-hate” legislation in both the USA and Canada; chilling – a must-see video because it not only exposes the ADL – the biggest “hate” group of all – but it also shows how extremely dangerous “anti-hate” legislation is to freedom of speech); $27.50 postpaid; to order, call “Power of Prophecy” at 800-234-9673*

 

“MARTIAL LAW: 9-11: The Rise of the Police State” by Alex Jones; 2 ½ hours; 2005; (further documentation on the emerging ‘police state’ here in America); $33.45 postpaid; to order, call 888-253-3139*

 

“Matrix of Evil” by Alex Jones; 2 hours; (exposes Patriot Act and many other police state developments); $33.45 PPD; to order, call 888-253-3139*

 

“Police State 2000” by Alex Jones; 125 minutes; (deals with the growing American police state); $33.45 PPD; to order, call 888-253-3139*

 

“Police State II – The Takeover” by Alex Jones; 125 minutes; (deals with the growing American police state); $33.45 PPD; to order, call 888-253-3139*

 

“Police State III – Total Enslavement” by Alex Jones; 160 minutes; (deals with the growing American police state); $33.45 PPD; to order, call 888-253-3139*

 

“The Masters of Terror” by Alex Jones; 125 minutes; 2002; (shows how governments use terrorist events to push their own agenda); $33.45 PPD; to order, call 888-253-3139*

 

 

((IMPORTANT NOTE: If you buy three or more of Alex Jones’ videos, the price per video drops down to $20 plus S&H. Editor of TTT most highly recommends these four videos: “9/11: The Road to Tyranny”; “The Masters of Terror”; “Police State III – Total Enslavement”; and, “MARTIAL LAW: 9-11: The Rise of the Police State”.))

 

(c.) Purchase some great books – read them ASAP – and then loan them out to others to read:

 

9-11: Descent into Tyranny by Alex Jones; 232 pages; 2002; Publisher: AEJ Publishing; ISBN 1-57558-113-2; (deals with the real story behind the September 11 attacks); to order, call 888-253-3139*

 

How Governments Disarm Citizens: When Laws Replace Rights by J.D. Hudson; 208 pages; 2000; Publisher: www.foundingfathers.com ; (founding fathers, guns, and lots of great quotes); $18.90 postpaid; to order, call toll-free 866-474-4487

 

Lost Rights: The Destruction of American Liberty by James Bovard; 408 pages; 1995; Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin; ISBN 0-312-12333-7; check Internet, or probably available through most large bookstore chains

 

Operation Vampire Killer 2000 (Abbreviated OVK2000) by Police Against the New World Order (the “Aid & Abet Police & Military Newsletter” folks – Retired police officer Jack McLamb); 75 pages (8 ½” X 11” format); (lays out the globalist rich and power elite’s plans to destroy America’s national sovereignty and our freedoms – uses many quotes by our founding fathers and by the globalist rich and power elite); for information on bulk prices, call 208-935-7852; to order a single copy, send $11 postpaid using a postal money order made payable to “Aid & Abet” and mail it to “Aid & Abet Police & Military Newsletter” // HC 11, Box 357 // Kamiah, Idaho 83536

 

Order out of Chaos: Elite Sponsored Terrorism & the New World Order by Paul Joseph Watson; 331 pages; 2003; Publisher: AEJ Productions; ISBN 0-9743381-0-9; to order, call 888-253-3139*

 

The Medusa Files by Lt. Colonel Craig Roberts; 489 pages; 1997; Publisher: Consolidated Press International (CPI); ISBN 0-9639062-4-0; (deals with lots of government secrets and cover-ups, e.g., POW/MIA issue, Agent Orange, Pan Am 103 and TWA 800 tragedies, bombings of the World Trade Center in 1993 and the Murrah Federal Building in 1995, etc.); $28.45 postpaid; to order, call “Radio Liberty” at 800-544-8927*

 

The State vs. The People: The Rise of the American Police State by Claire Wolfe and Aaron Zelman (head of JPFO); 557 pages; 2001; Publisher: Mazel Freedom Press, Inc.; ISBN 0-9642304-7-X; $19.95 postpaid; for information, call JPFO at 262-673-9745; to order call 800-869-1884* (orders ONLY)

 

The War on Freedom: The 9/11 Conspiracies by Jim Marrs; 322 pages; 2003; Publisher: ARES Publishing; ISBN 0-9727131-1-5; $27.50 postpaid; to order, call “Power of Prophecy” at 800-234-9673*

 

The War on the Bill of Rights and the Gathering Resistance by Nat Hentoff; 176 pages; 2003; Publisher: Seven Stories Press; ISBN 1-58322-621-4; probably available through large bookstore chains, or check the Internet

 

(d.) Listen to broadcasts that give you “truthful news’ and insightful analysis of the news – many of these “alternative media” broadcasts can be listened to “live on the Internet”, via short wave, via satellite, and via AM/FM stations. Here are my top recommendations along with their web sites so that you can check out their broadcast information:

 

“The Alex Jones’ Show” – www.inforwars.com

(Please also check out their other web site: www.prisonplanet.com )

 

“Radio Liberty”, hosted by Dr. “Stan” Monteith – www.radioliberty.com

 

“The Power Hour”, hosted by Dave & Joyce Von Kleist – www.thepowerhour.com

(Please also check out their other web site: www.gulfwarvets.com )

 

  1. Please pray that Almighty God would give all of us the discernment to see the great danger to our liberties, and that He would also give us the strength and courage to defend our liberties from all enemies, whether foreign or domestic.