Carpe Diem

Montana Lecture, December 1, 2009
Let’s all stand up and stretch a little bit because I’m going to go for a long time. I was going to say stand up while you were clapping but, you know, thought better of it. OK, Thanks

Where’s Dean Porter?

Oh, no let me see if I can open this. TSA might have messed it up, you know. I told them I wouldn’t unlock this last time I went through security. Then they said, ah, why not? And I thought oh shoot, my Constitution’s in there. So I had to open it up to show them why not

Anyway, you know, we’re going to hell in a freight train, you know. But it’s OK to laugh about it a little bit here and there. And I want to talk about that for a second, be real frank, be real frank about that.

I know why you guys are here, OK, I know why you’re here. And you know what, I have been traveling all over the country and Alaska is my favorite place we, a lot of people there show up, but we’re all here for the same reason. It’s because we know in our gut that something is horribly wrong. You don’t have to be told, nobody told you that something was wrong You know because you have a heart and a spirit and a mind that’s perceptive to those things. And you’ve got a sense and you know when something bad is going on and I don’t know about you but let me, well I think I do know about you, but I’m going to tell you how I feel anyway

The way that I feel when I look around at this current debacle that we have, and it’s been building for years and years, is I feel like there is just this huge power out here that is just incomprehensible even to think about influencing it let alone stopping it, and all I want is just to be free and to respect other people and have them respect me and to be protected by the law and do what I want, you know, And have freedom, that’s all that’s all I want

Now I don’t know how to argue that from all the nity gritty statutes and everything like that. And I don’t understand all the ins and outs of this giant monster that’s coming our way and bulldozing over our freedom

But I feel in my gut a resentment, and I think that you identify with this. that you shouldn’t have to understand all that stuff. You shouldn’t have to understand all that stuff, and that our rights are rights and we shouldn’t have to buy our rights with hassle

We shouldn’t have to, you know, combat this giant monster with all this specialized knowledge and all this money and, you know, win and get our rights.

You know you hear about these guys that fought the IRS or fought the ATF or anything like this,
and they’re like Yeah I beat them, it took me thirty years and 17,000 dollars. And like that sounds like a prison sentence. Thirty years and 17,000 dollars, you know ,who’s the real winner here? You know, they got you, they just got you the other way, you know, you might have won but you were dead right.

That just makes me sick and it makes a lot of people sick and we know that our nation, you know, we feel that it’s getting wobbly and it’s worrying us. We see this looming power. We see these videos like we saw today, that they can just lock you up for any reason without any, without a phone call or nothing. You just disappear.

And so we show up here. Why? Because we don’t know what else to do, And what we get told so many times, that feels like you got kicked in the teeth with a government issued boot, is all you can do is you can beg the tyrant to change

You can commit your life to a long slow drudge uphill to try to reform this monster And your heart just sinks .You’re like oh gosh, Is that really the cost, the price of freedom? Is that our only chance, is to try to make ah, you know, go to Washington?

What is I ran for office and I got elected and I could go there to Washington, where I can’t have a gun, and try to be a good influence on tyranny, you know

And people think ah it just makes your heart sink and we come to these meetings and we leave here with this list that brrr goes down to the floor of things that you can do, you know. And well
You can keep begging them and you can keep kissing the ring and maybe they will hear you if there is enough of us

Well you know what, that doesn’t really resonate with my spirit.

I can’t really come out and say there is anything wrong with that stuff. But I tell you what, it doesn’t make me jump out of my chair either. And I want to tell you, I just am really excited to tell you some pretty unconventional, but pretty cool stuff that we’ve been pioneering in Alaska.

Actually you know what, we are not pioneering it because people throughout all of human history have done this, but we’re pioneering it in human memory. There is nobody alive who really remembers this, at least not in this country.

I can’t wait to get to that but first I want to hit a couple of points about this giant monster that we’re trying to reform OK. I want to explain how it works and how they got us.

Because I’m young I’ve got good eyes, I can read my notes down there, all right.
The first thing that we’re up against, that we’ve got to understand, we’ve got to understand our enemy. You’ve got to, you know, be honest about who your enemy is. And that is anyone who would take away from us the freedoms that God gave us. Anybody who, that when you ask them what their authority is their only answer is because I said so, is tyranny and that’s our enemy. We’ve got to recognize that. Now that puts a lot of people in our enemy category, but you know what, that’s OK

Let’s first talk about the money situation. This is how, this is the main tool of tyranny. And this all comes down to legal theory which I’m really excited to talk about because that’s how we got so far off base in this country. All right, so that’s what really allowed the monetary debacle to be here but we’ve got to understand the money debacle because it is the main tool. It really is the teeth of the beast

Here’s how it works. all right, the federal reserve which is not federal or reserve it’s just like a cooperative of private banks that are named after their best customer, OK

They are allowed to print up money out of thin air, just print up trillions of dollars out of thin air and loan that to the government, to the federal government, with interest. That’s a pretty good gig for them, you know. They print up dollars out of thin air and loan it to them at interest. We pay the interest.

That’s what our income tax is for, which was passed at the same time, 1913 on Christmas Eve. It was a question even if there was a proper quorum. It was really shifty and they kind of duped Woodrow Wilson into it because he was duppable and they got it passed.

Now here’s why that is so bad, you know. You might say what’s wrong with them printing up money out of nowhere?

Here is how it works, OK,

Dollars respond to the law of supply and demand, just like everything else does. When the number of dollars in existence goes up, the value of each one of those dollars goes down. Now the value lost by the dollars that you held or the retirement that was in a fixed dollar amount that you’re counting on or whatever, the value lost by your dollars is value transferred to whoever printed the new dollars whether they’re a counterfeiter or a federal government.

That’s why the Constitution says that no state shall make anything but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts. That is brilliant. you know why? Because you can’t churn out gold and silver coins on a printing press. We would be better off even if they just actually printed them. They don’t actually print them now they just email them. They just hold down that zero key until they’ve got enough money, and then they just send it off

And enough value has to be robbed from our dollars that we worked hard for, to make that email worth something that they send to authorized people to spend those make believe dollars into the economy

Now what those dollars do is they go out in the economy, you know, and they bid up the prices.

So when people talk about the national debt and they’re talking about ah this is something that our children are going to pay. That’s not really quite accurate. You know, our children and our grandchildren aren’t necessarily going to pay that. What that’s going to do, they are going to print up a bunch more money ,it’s going to destroy the value of the dollar, it’s going to take more dollars to do the same work, you know, the law of supply and demand, and prices are going to rise accordingly. And so when a big mac is 35 dollars you’re paying the national debt. Does that make sense? It’s pretty sneaky.

If they tried to raise taxes to match their spending they’d of had a revolution a long time ago. But this is a way that they can tax us without us seeing it. Because the way it works is, if you’ve got a hundred thousand dollars in the bank and they send you a bill for 30,000 dollars, you know, 30% oo ouch You’ve got to write them a check.

But here’s what they can do. They can, instead of sending you a bill that you would be hot and bothered about, they just print up the money, and they reduce, they get that money and by them expanding the money supply everybody’s bank account, the purchasing power, not the number of dollars in there, but the purchasing power of those dollars is reduced by 30%

So, whether you wrote them a check for 30,000 dollars or you had everything that’s out in the market go up by 30% they still robbed you of the ability to redeem your labor for a valuable good or service that you want. That ‘s how they can tax you with out you seeing it.

Now, not only does this system weaken the individual in order to strengthen the federal government, but then here is where it gets really bad.

They take that money, and they turn around and they offer it back to the state or the local governments with strings attached.. They say, the feds, with this stolen money from you, they say we will give you this money if you will do this to the people in your state .And they say OK, we’ll do it.

Now here’s the principle, you work for whoever signs the checks.

Now what this does is, this is like a wrestling move where you change from being a republic to being an empire, In a republic the people are at the top of the food chain and the commands roll down hill from the people on down to the government, you know, and God gave every human being the right to right, liberty, and property and a corresponding obligation to defend those rights, as an individual and through the establishing of governments to do the same.

So it is only reasonable that as a government gets further and further removed from those people, their power subsequently diminishes. That’s how it works, that’s the logical chain of command in a free society that’s operating under the sound reasoning and rule of law.

But you get that money flow reversed where the federal reserve can take it right away from you, give it right to the feds, boom. we are not a republic anymore. we are an empire, where the chain of command follows the flow of money and all of a sudden, the most far away, the most distant, the most inaccessible to us, of the governments, is now on top, rather than us. And so what basically it is, to boil it down into simple terms, is the government is robbing you and giving the state and local government a cut to cooperate.

And they have figured this out and they do this in other countries too, watch it. They do it to us and they do it to other countries.

They don’t roll in here and try to boss you around and tell you how you’re going to run your life. No, they buy your friends and make your friends do it. They buy our state, they bribe our state away from us, and make our state do it

They give our sheriff’s department a bunch of federal funding and then when we go to the Sheriff and we say Hey Sheriff we elected you, you are very close to the source of authority, which is us. We want you to protect us from anybody who’s going to trample on our rights, no matter what they call themselves, no matter how they are organized. We want you to do that, all right? And he says, oo I don’t know, those people you want me to protect you from make up a pretty considerable portion of our budget.

And so you’ve got this sheriff with torn allegiance. Because we ‘re no longer a free republic, we’re a monetary inflationary empire. Does that make sense? You’ve got that?

That is huge. We’ve got to understand that. They’ve gone to great lengths to hide that from us.

Now I could go into, in fact I will because I want to be fair to the other side, even though I think it is totally bogus and you’re going to hate it after I tell you.

John Maynard Keynes who was the socialist guru of the fifties who was a big advocate for this inflationary system. what he said is, he said: Yes I know that when you rob this money from people and then spend it back into the economy yeah it hurts them but, you know what, overall, in general it’s good for us because the end justifies the means and here’s why. Because we take that money from them and what that does is that creates a frenzy of activity and more people pile on and what that does then it gets everybody all jizzed up and making money and working hard and the end result is better, the end result is the average person is better off than if we hadn’t robbed it from them and give the top another spin.

That’s the Keynesian model of economics That is almost, get this, that is almost exclusively what they teach you in business school and guess who funds business school? Guess who funds the educational, you know, system, is those fiat dollars. Of course they are not going to bash their method of funding.

Now just real briefly what that actually does is it doesn’t create investment, when the government robs from you and spends it into the economy, it creates mal-investment because it is investment that has sprouted up around a artificial influx of government dollars, rather than a natural demand in the market And so people build their life and their business around this influx of government freshly stolen loot

And that stolen loot is fickle and goes from place to place but when they inject it into the economy it creates a bubble, a stock bubble, a housing bubble, a tech bubble All these bubbles that we’ve had, you can trace their funding to injected dollars

Now why is this good for politicians? Because they can inject it where their friends are. They can inject it to where they need votes. They can inject it to where they need donors for their campaign.
This is why the politicians like this system.

So you get a bubble, and then they get caught between a rock and a hard place and you get foreign holders of dollars getting mad because they’re making their dollars that they’re holding worth less. And so they, ftt, pull the dollar hose out of there and the bubble starts to go down,.ftftft. That’s a recession. You know what they taught me in high school, in the high school textbook? I was home schooled but they taught in the textbook, depressions are causeless anomalies, end quote. That’s what they taught us That’s doesn’t, that’s that’s so, that’s FDR OK,

This is the monetary system OK,. I’ve spent enough time on it. That’s all, on that.
The next thing that we’ve got to understand about how our system works, is that, you know what, our Senators and our Congressmen in Washington, they’re not nearly as powerful as you might think.

One thing that I’ve learned from dealing with government and talking to these guys and trying to get down to the nitty gritty of why can we not be free, why can we not do this, is they are afraid of the agencies. They’re afraid of the IRS, the ATF, the DEC, all these other alphabet soup agencies. Because what you do is, you get this kind of a separate animal from government, you know. In our government we are supposed to have the judicial that, you know, reviews and applies, the executive that implements it, and the legislative that writes it,

And what you do is, you get an agency, or a bureau. What’s the heck’s a bureau? You know we had ATF come to one of our meetings like this, We had a thousand people. And we asked them what’s a bureau? They didn’t know. I said, well, do you know what an agency is? No they didn’t know that either Well we’ve got the Internal Revenue Service, what is a service? They didn’t know that either, you know. We’ve got the transportation security administration. What ‘s an administration? What are these things? Certainly you know what you are.

They didn’t know. We called the agencies and the services, they didn’t know either. I don’t know. I’ve worked here for thirty years, I never thought that question.

It’s like they were like Dilbert, you know. They worked there all their lives in this cubical, and they don’t know why or what they do, you know. They didn’t even know what those words meant.

But I think there’s something big under there, with who they’re accountable to. And I think we’ve got to dig that up. And I’ve been trying but it’s buried deep. I haven’t found it yet. When it is I’ll send you an email. When I find out what a bureau is, I’ll send you an email.

Anyway, these bureaus, and all these things, these animals, we don’t know what they are, these unidentified species of government, they consolidate all three functions of government into one. They create regulations that have the force of law. They have their own enforcers that come out and kick your door in to make sure you’re doing it.

So that’s a legislative function, to make the rules, it’s an executive function, to kick in your door, and then when you get dragged out of there with zip ties on your hand, you go before them and you have a judicial function and they review it themselves with an administrative hearing.

That is the consolidation of all three of those powers. It’s a loophole. It is a way to get around the checks and balances. And it’s so entrenched and it is so powerful in this government that we’ve got, that our Congressmen and our Senators are scared of it. And you know what it is doing to them. It’s making their role of writing legislation almost purely ceremonial. They’re kind of just a dog and pony show, And we’ve got to realize that, that there’s this other creature of government that wasn’t intended by the founders, that’s coming right into our life, you know. We’ve got to reckon with this.

This is some hard bad stuff, you know. Here, she’s like oh you’ll be so happy when you hear this guy, Mona says, you know. And here I am talking about all this horrible stuff, you know. I see your faces dropping, you know. Kicked in the teeth, you know, he says a minute ago and then he does it.

So the other thing that you can do is you can appeal to this government based on the rule of law, OK.
You can call them on the carpet you can go before a court. You can make your case based on logic. You can make your case based on the Constitution and have it all ironed out and all perfect . And you’re appealing to them on the merits of law, and they won’t hear you. Here’s the way it will go. We just got out of Continental Congress. The main reason that we were there is because we ‘re being denied redress of grievances.

What will happen is you will have a really sound, bulletproof, Constitutionally based case. And you’ll start fighting this case. And you’ll start getting up through the tiers, you know, up there and you’ll get up to the Ninth Circuit Court. You guys are in the Ninth Circuit Court. It’s horrible, I know, because Alaska is in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, too.

You’ll get up there to that ninth circuit court with your case And you want to go all the way to the Supreme court and have this settled. And they’ll say, uh, we’re not going to hear your case. Well, why not? And they say well, because you don’t have standing. Oh, well why don’t I have standing?
Because we’re not going to hear your case. And that’s what they say. That’s not an oversimplification. That’s what they say. Next, Please. And that’s it.

And you know why that is? You know why they operate that way? You know why you can have the whole Constitution and the Sixteenth Amendment and you can prove how you know, the income tax was never ratified and how it’s unconstitutional and it’s a temporary war measure? You can have all of these laws out here you know, all right. and you can fight it based on all of these laws. And I know that there’s some people in this room that have fought it based on those laws, And you know what, there’s way more people who haven’t fought it based on those laws. And let me tell you why you didn’t fight it based on those laws. Because our government does not operate under the rule of law. They operate under the rule of force. It’s not the rule of law. It’s the threat of force. That’s what it is.

You know how the Oxford English dictionary defines terrorism? Government through intimidation. That is profound. Now how many of you submit because you are intimidated? And how many of you submit because you really think the law requires you to do that and that if there was a discrepancy you could bring it to them and they would abide by the law. No, we, I submit because I m scared and I’m not too usually of a scardy guy. you know.

But that’s what it is. We don’t operate under the rule of law. We operate under the rule of force in this country. And that is pathetic and sad. And let me tell you what my most profound fear is. My deepest fear is that our government is not going to hear us until we speak to them in their language, which is force. Phew

Now that doesn’t necessarily mean violence. And don’t get me wrong. I am not against violence. I am not against violence, OK. I am not against spilling blood for freedom. I am not against, I will kill for liberty. You know everybody asks would you die for liberty. That’s not really the right question to ask . The right question to ask is would you kill for liberty. Because if you would kill for liberty, it assumes that you would die for liberty, all right.

Now about this speaking to them in their language. Force doesn’t necessarily have to be violence. It can be just pushing them into submission to the law through nonviolent means. It can be hassling them into such a rock and a hard spot that they’ve just got to do something. But we might not even have to do that, given what I’m going to, you know, keep talking about here.

Now the second thing, you know, the other thing. I keep saying second thing, second thing, second thing, like twenty second things. I couldn’t count the other night, you know, they were like, and the third thing and the fifth, and the, everybody correcting me on the counting. It’s like you’re missing the point, I didn’t come here to count. I came here to give a big idea. It can be packaged up in any numbers you want. And ah, so anyway forgive me on that.

Here’s an idea that you know you feel a little bit like you’re going a out on a limb to say this, at least I do anyway You know what, I really believe it’s true. And while I feel like I’m the first one to run out onto the, you know, field of battle to, you know, storm hell with a water pistol to say this I think you’ll know that it’s true in your heart.

I don’t think that we can beat them at the polls. Now that might sound very defeatist. But let me tell you why. Because you can’t overcome votes that are bought and paid for with money that was stolen from you. And they know that. And they know that all they have to do is steal enough money from a broad enough base and give it to just a big enough base to secure their reelection. They’ve figured it out. They’ve refined it over the years. And you know what they do? They just keep sending us back into that fruitless eddy of vote em out. If you’re mad, vote em out. you know.

And then they go behind their closed doors and they snicker and they go Ha ha ha. They’ll never be able to overcome all the people that are dependent on the money we rob and give to them. And as long as we keep em just focusing on this one single recourse of if you don’t like it vote em out they’ll go in circles for forever and we can keep this gig going for years. That’s what they say. In fact, I’ve been there for some of those, you know. And it’s just, and then you’re like Hey guys this isn’t right. And they’re like look buddy, you’re out of the club, you know. That’s the way it goes.

So that’s why you feel this way. That sinking feeling in your gut,.that you felt. You’ve all felt that, right? I’ve felt that. The sinking feeling in your gut is the expected feeling when somebody says go do this thing, and you’ve never put, that’s impossible this impossible task. You know It’s like oh, there’s a freight train coming. Let’s all dive in front of it, maybe we can stop it. You know, that’s kind of, it’s like Oh, I know it’s not going to work, but what else do we have?

It’s like throw your life in front of this freight train of government maybe you’ll stop it. Your heart sinks at that because at a deep deep level. you know what I just said. Even if you never put it into words, even if you never heard a speaker lay it out into words. You knew it was there. You sensed it, you smelt it, you knew what it was So that’s where we are

Now that leaves us in kind of a bad situation. Let me get some water here. That leaves us in kind of a difficult situation. But you know what? What’s a hero without a difficult situation? I’m going to talk about heroes for a second here. Hope that was mine.(referring to the water). All right. It is now All right

I want to tell you a story. Because I look out here and I see a lot of really great people you know I’ve gone and talked to a lot of different places. Whenever I talk to Montana I really feel welcome. There is a real kindred spirit. There are pioneers in Alaska and there are pioneers in Montana. And I really feel like I am in good company

I didn’t say this to Chicago, OK. When I was talking to them I was like well guys it’s a long road but you can, you can do it if you work hard. You know, you can do it. You know. That’s what I said to them. But I really feel like I am in good company here in Montana, you know, second only to, you know, my own kinsmen and countrymen in Alaska. So when I see that pioneering spirit, that’s what America needs

And I want to talk to you a few times about: “when I was young” and, you know, discovered some pioneering spirit, OK.

I was in Alaska and there’s all kinds of adventures to do there. It’s know, We live in the Tanana Valley. The Tanana Valley is the size of Texas. And it’s just. there’s 30 thousand people just pwt right in the center and that’s it. And so there’s just all this wilderness and all this opportunity. Now the feds, I’ll tattle on them a little bit, because I never pass up an opportunity to bash government.

They came to Alaska and they just in total in disregard of Article 1, Section 8, where it says they can have forts stocks, arsenals, shipyards and other needful buildings, you know. And exercise like authority over that as shall be necessary. That’s it. No land, no federal land.

They just totally ignored that, rule of force again instead of rule of law, which is the Constitution. I had this in my pocket if any of you wondered why he keeps tapping his pocket. That’s where my Constitution is.

So they took just billions of acres of Alaska and they turned it into federal Bureau of Land Management land And people who’d lived there their whole lives and had homesteads there that was their fathers before them and their fathers before them. The feds showed up and they’re like you can’t have this any more here cause we own it now. And they Oh well wait wait a tick wait a tick

And they’re like nope, No waiting a tick, Get out. That’s what the feds said. Then they said well the law says. We don’t care what the law says We’ve got a black helicopter and guys with guns, you know. That’s just how they operate. How do you argue with that?

So what they did, is instead of fight people off of their land. What they’d do, is they’d just wait until these old sourdoughs, miners, homesteaders, whatever, just living off the land out there minding their own business, been there for generations.

They’d wait til they’d come to town to get, you know, flour and bullets and BLM would burn their cabin, burn their homestead. There’s a lot of animosity in Alaska towards the feds and rightfully so because that is just wrong

So with that being the case, people hide their cabins, you know, they put brush on them and stuff and make them look like a beaver house, you know, so that the feds won’t find them And this story starts with just one such squatter cabin. That’s what they are called, squatter cabins.

Well, you know, when I got to Alaska I was into hunting and fishing and trapping and I wanted to go out to the Yukon Flats where there was good trapping, you know. I had heard that it was real good out there. you know, hadn’t been anybody out there for a long time. I wanted to go out there and see what that was.

I was seventeen years old, rip roaring for an adventure. I’d kind of already left home. I left home when I was about sixteen went & worked commercial fishing. Went climbing mountains, you know, climbed Mt. McKinley, and all sorts of adventures, just everything that the frontier had to offer an ambitious young guy.

And I wanted to go out there, and I wanted to be in this cabin. So I got a friend of mine to fly me out there. Secret cabin, nobody knows where it is. And he goes well, how long do you want to stay out here And I said well two weeks I’ve got three or four weeks worth of food. Come on back in two weeks. If the trapping is good I might stay a little longer. So he flew me out there and he dropped me of and you know, the weather was kind of coming in, you had to come through the mountains. And lots of people die flying in Alaska.

There’s all these cabins out there and you know, people live in them and stuff. I’ve heard of these crotchety old geisers living out in his cabin all his life, never come into town and stuff. It was pretty common, but it’s kind of new for me, you know.

So he dropped me off out there and he flew away and I remember watching that super cub take off and shake the skis and the blast of the prop wash and the snowy ice crystals and, you know, fifty below and really cold.

I got dropped off there right about Christmas and he flew off and I watched him circle around and head back toward those mountains, you know as the clouds were coming down, and I just watched until the sound of that airplane went away.

And it was just me there left in the deafening silence, all by myself. Total isolation

There’s two hundred miles to the nearest road. And then there was another like 180 miles to the pipeline where there’d be a pump station with people. And so I set about that, you know, and getting set up in the cabin and trapping and stuff.

I didn’t see another person for six months. The guy didn’t come back for six months.

Now, I told this story last night. And I forgot to tell people why he didn’t come back. So I’ll just get to that right now then get back to the story.

He went back to town and he went to Hawaii and he told his buddy, hey go check on this kid out in this cabin. And the guy tried to come out and check on me, got turned around by weather. Then the guy tried to come and check on me again got turned around by weather, same thing. Then the original pilot got back from Hawaii, and the friend was like oh he’ll go get him now. And so they both thought that the other one got me, and it took them that long to figure out, hey that kid ever get any good fur out there? I don’t know you hauled him in. No, you know,

And so they came out there and got me. But you know what?

That pressure, that dark, you know I mean, it’s fifty below, and dark all the time, you just got an hour and a half of daylight. There was one, I saw Alaskan airlines fly over once a day at thirty thousand feet. They never saw me, you know, you know, for six months.

And you know you go through a process out there .You go through a process. And you know what I’ve seen? I have seen myself go through that process politically. And I think that I’ve seen people all over the country go through the process.

You get out there and you’re just feel defeated. You wanted to get out there so bad from town. Then you get out there and it just sucks. You’re stranded out there. There is no escaping. You start to go nuts
You hate your situation out there. Here you figure that the plane must have crashed and burned and they thought both of us were in it. Or he crashed, they found it but nobody knows where the squatter cabin is because it is a secret, you know. How we going to get out of here,you know?

And, you know, there was a beaver creek there. And I figured I was working on making a bowl boat. And I figured well when break up comes, and the ice flow goes out, I’ll float down Beaver creek,to Victoria creek. And I’ll float down Victoria Creek to Yukon river. I’ll float down the Yukon River to the pipeline bridge, and there’ll be people there. I could get in a pipeline service truck and get a ride back to Fairbanks. you know. So this is like 600, 700 river miles because they go like this you know,

In a bowl is my plan, you know. That’s my plan. That’s my hope. You want to talk about hope and change. There’s some hope and change for you . So here’s, you know, what I learned in that situation, because I sat down in the darkness and I was just defeated and I was feeling sorry for myself because I was hating my situation and I was loathing it. And I was thinking about what if what if what if what if.
And these insurmountable challenges that are just more than any guy could deal with

And you know what hit me? You know what I got taught in that situation? Is that you’re never where you want to be until you want to be where you are .

And you know what? That was a dark hard challenging situation. “ And right now, with where our country’s at, and the way it’s toppling and falling, our government is, we’re in a dark hard situation But we’re never going to be where we want to be until we want to be where we are.”

And we’ve got to just go ahead and gulp and accept the fate and the mission that has been plopped in our lap, just by us being here at this time in history. And so long as we fight that, the longer it will be until we can rise up and seize the day and be what history is longing for us to be.”

And you know what? Times are dire.

I’ll tell you another time where I kind of had this same feeling where it was hopeless, and then you just have to gulp and rise to the occasion, is climbing McKinley. you know. I’ve lead three separate expeditions to the top of McKinley. There’s a lot of people die on McKinley. There’s bodies all along the trail. you know There’s no way to get them off up there.

The first one was with a sixty two year old guy from Michigan. who was just a great guy, He’d not done much climbing but he was iron man triathlete and just a really great companion and friend. And that was great, it was a wonderful trip. Then the second time was with my dad just before I got married. And then the third time was with my wife and my best friend a few years ago. And I’d like to, one day when my son’s old enough or maybe a few sons are old enough, to take them up there because it’s an experience that I want to go through with them, that firing experience. You know, it’s hard. And there’s a special bond from people who have come together and overcome in a situation like that.

And I see that bond being forged by all these people in this room because we’ve got a mountain. And there’s times when you are on a wind blown, knife edge ridge and you know that there’s a really good chance that not everybody in your expedition is going to live .And they need somebody to pull them together and seize the day and say we can make it. And we can do it. and we can try, and let’s press on and let’s be victorious.

And you can just gripe and be defeated and characterized by the horrible situation that’s around you,or you can be what that horrible situation calls for. That’s in our nature as human beings and that’s what we need to do. You know, it’s like when you’re sailing out, you know
Another time when I felt this feeling when I’m out sailing on my sailboat and I remember I got way far out from shore. You know There’s about a three day jaunt where there’s rocky cliffs and no place to hide And you’ve got to go down for three days and hope for good weather.

And you never can predict the weather three days out. So you just wait til it’s good and hope it holds. And uh we were cruising down there, actually it wasn’t we, it was just me that time, my wife wasn’t with me, she was back in town and I was out sea-cucumber diving and a, I’m going down this rocky shore and I’m about, you know, twenty five miles off shore and this horrible horrible storm comes in. And it came from off the land, which is the worst kinds because then they’re really cold, they come out of Canada

And it comes pouring over the mountains and I’m out here on this boat by myself and I’m having to make it to shelter, and I see just the blackness on the horizon. And I was listening on the VHF radio, you know, seas twenty five feet. Well, shoot, my boat’s only thirty five feet, you know. Small craft advisory. You know and then the wind gets really tight and those wave get stuck really close together. That’s when they’re dangerous. You can have a sixty, seventy foot sea, no problem if they’re rollies that are nice and far apart, and you just go down one and up the, no problem, but when you get a twenty five foot sea that is, you know, twenty five seconds apart and they’re stacked in there close, boom boom.

They start pounding your boat, they start coming over, they start filling it, you know, if your pumps can’t keep up, you sink. And they usually don’t find you . And you can’t swim very well And the water is like just warm enough to be moving, in Alaska, And here you see this storm out there. And so this is a different kind of situation where you are in a position of relative comfort but you see this hell on the horizon and you know that you’ve got a challenge. You’ve already been up for a day and a half. And you know you’re going to have to be up for another day and a half to pilot this boat in. And if it gets worse it might drag on further and you’re going to have to go with no sleep

You’re not going to be able to leave the tiller to eat or drink much you might be able to lash it down just for a minute, enough to go get some water and a cracker or something. You don’t have anybody to trade off with. You don’t know if you’re going to get exhausted. You don’t know if you’re going to get washed off of the boat. And you know, it’s catch 22 if you tie yourself to the boat and it flips over. Sailboats if they’re battened down correctly, they will right themselves but when you’ve got all these sails it can take, you know,six seven minutes for those sails to move through the water while the keel pulls the sailboat over then once that sail gets in the air, pswsh it comes up, you know, and you can right a sailboat that way. So if you tie yourself well are you going to drown while you’re underneath there or are you not going tie yourself on there are you going to get washed off the sailboat and have it go and you stay
And so you’re thinking about all these things, you know, and lots of dangers and you’ve got to reckon with this.

If you haven’t reckoned with what might be yet to come you’ll be crippled by what’s at hand., And you know what, we’ve got some dark clouds on the horizon. And we need to honest up and talk about those and what we’re going to do, otherwise we’re going to be useless at what’s at hand, If you haven’t gulped down and say yeah I might die in that storm and now I’m going to get ready for it. If you just sit there and you just stare at em, not wanting to let your mind go through the process that would say that you might die. you’re going to be useless

And I wrote a poem. I usually don’t read my poems to people but since it’s Montana, I’ll do this. I wrote this poem before I sailed into that storm. Now,we’ve been in a lot of storms but this one just sort of hit me in a special spot. Maybe because my wife wasn’t with me.

There’s been good and bad, times I’ve had, but death will have no sting
As I offer my soul to an angry sea, my lips will softly sing
For the time has begun for my toil to be done, my hands now work with ease
For I’m made anew and I’ll wait for you, on the shore beneath the seas

Once you’ve accepted that you’re done, you can begin. And that’s what we need to do here tonight. That’s what we have to do. That’s what our children need from us. That’s what our country needs. And let’s not confuse our government with our country They’re different. And you know what? There’s people all across this country that are rising to the occasion, that are meeting the challenge. And there’s going to be a bright page on history. Now I want to talk about how we’ve done that in Fairbanks, so it’s not just an idea. All right?

How many of you know who Sun Su is? I don’t either. I just know his name But he wrote some really good stuff about war. Sun Su wrote The Art of War. You know what the thirteenth rule of war is?
Get your enemy to do useless things. They’re using that one on us, all right, and we need to recognize it.

How many of you can guess what the first rule of war is? ? Declare war. Seems elementary but it’s really true. If you haven’t identified who your enemy is you will never defeat them. And we need to identify who our enemy is. That is anybody who would threaten or purpose or connive any scheme to take away our liberty and anyone who cooperates with them, basically federal government and people who take their money, and, you know, the international super states, and whatever like that. All right. So, Declare war.

Now let me tell you, once there was a cultural shift in tide in Fairbanks to accept this challenge Here’s how we did it. First we knew we needed to do things that weren’t contingent upon government cooperation for their success. Amen? That would be silly, to think that, you know, if you’ve declared an enemy that you were only going to defeat them once you get their permission to defeat them. You’ll be waiting a long time, you’ll be sending a lot of letters to your Congressmen before you get one back that says all right guys, now’s the time. Beat us. All right.

Here’s what happened. Here’s how it all started. I do a lot of TV and radio in Fairbanks talking about economics mainly, and legal theory and stuff like that. And somebody asked me, called me after a radio show and they said, what are we going to do about all these gun laws man, they’re just coming down like a hail storm. I said, well I don’t know. Let’s get together at Denny’s and talk about it. A hundred and fifty people showed up. There was so many people that the fire marshal showed up and was trying o kick us out And I said OK well hold on, you know hold your questions hold your questions. you know
and he wound up staying for the whole meeting, and getting right on board and forgot to kick us out

So here’s what we wrote up in Denny’s, that first meeting 150 people. The next meeting 750 people, the next one was about 1600 the next one 5000. Just blablablablabla going up. Now we got to rent the Carlson sports arena, big football stadium to hold these meeting in. We had Rick Johr come up and speak for us at one of em.

We wrote this declaration, all right this isn’t a petition. A petition is asking somebody to do something for you. And you know what, I’m kind of sick of asking other people to do stuff for me I’m going to tell some people what I’m going to do. You know the first thing they teach you when you go to counseling, is the only person you can change is yourself. We circulated this thing and in about three months we got about 15,000 signatures in Alaska. I mean it just went everywhere. I had to get a bigger mailbox because people were sending these to my mailbox all the time

Let me read you this. Now if you think that this is true when I’m reading down through here and you’re like, you know, that’s true. Why don’t you just stand up and say yeah, that’s true

Let it be known that we the people of Alaska, (Montana) stand in recognition of the true principle that whenever a government abandons the purpose for which we have created it and even becomes hostile towards that which it was once a defender of, it is no longer a fit steward of the political power that is inherit in the people and lent to this government with strict conditions. These conditions are clearly defined in the United States Constitution and understood by the common man. Furthermore to the extent that our government violates these conditions they nullify their own authority. at which point it is our right and duty to entrust this power to new stewards who will not depart from the laws that we have given them.

This being the case, let it be known, that should our government seek to further tax, restrict, register firearms or otherwise impose on the right that shall not be infringed thus impairing our ability to exercise the God given right to self defense which precedes all human legislation and is superior to it. that the duty of us good and faithful people will not be to obey them but to alter or abolish them and institute new governments, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form as to us shall seem most likely to affect our safety and happiness.

You know why you sign this? You know why you stand tonight? It’s not to tell the government that. It’s to tell all the other people who felt like they were alone, that they’re not alone. And that the human heart that wants to be free and that wants to be respected by everyone and to respect others, is uniform and consistent. And that we’re not going to back down on this. That we’re not going to deny what’s in our hearts for anybody. And so you sign this and you make it public, and you put it in the paper like Mona said. And you now what that does, you know, This is a pretty hard core group right here

But you know, the people who maybe hadn’t thought about, the people who were on on the fence and didn’t know that they thought that their liberty was worth defending. Well then they had to think about it This forced them to look at the clouds Forced them to put pen to paper and put it where other people could see it. And somebody who has taken a position and made a stand publicly and been bold once before will be far more likely to be bold once again when it is really required of them , So, I’m not going to tell you guys what to do down here in your neck of the woods. But I think you ought to sign this I think you ought to make it public and I think you ought to send this out as a word of encouragement to every other patriot in Montana And this is plenty to do it right now.

You can sit down.

So we did this. This was then a big group of people that were rallied around a principle. And that’s the best kind of group, is a group of people that are rallied around a principle. Let me talk about political parties just for a half a second

A political party used to be a group of people who were working together because they were united under commonly shared values and principles. But any more what it’s become is a strategic alliance for power with no ideological prerequisite whatsoever. And that’s really too bad. We’ve got to kind of recognize that. Now that doesn’t mean that, you know, the idea of some folks working together is bad . But we’ve got to recognize that political parties can wind up being that

So, the declaration.

This started to change the cultural tide in Alaska because it’s really not a battle against the feds, against tyranny, as much as it is a battle for the hearts and minds of your community, you know. And we can be characterized by what we hate in tyranny but that’s just going to get us wrapped around the axle. We’re going to come to these meetings, we are going to leave angry. We’ re going to leave defeated. we’re going to feel worn out. It takes a tremendous amount of energy to focus on something negative and it hurts everybody around you. We need to not do that. We need to be characterized by what we love not characterized by what we hate. Yeah, I hate tyranny but you know what I really love liberty. I love the idea of respecting other people and letting em do whatever they want and letting me do whatever I want, and helping each other out like good neighbors. You know, and if somebody’s encroaching on you and hurting you well I’m going to come to your aid because when someone is making an assault on my neighbor that’s an assault on the principle that’s protecting my liberty and so I’m going to come to the aid of my neighbor and I’m going to help him defend himself because we have a common interest in defending our liberty because if that gets out of hand then we’re both screwed.

So, with that principle, a few months after this declaration really started going, and people started rallying around these ideas and we had a philosophical kind of a sway. We started realizing that, you know, government makes a lot of promises. They promise to protect us, you know. I don’t think they can do it. They make a lot of promises they haven’t kept. It’s easy to make a list of the promises they’ve broken. I’d bet you I couldn’t get a promise that they’ve kept out of this group here, Or at least not botched up beyond recognition.

So here’s what we did. a way for people to hang together. You’re going to love this, all right This is really cool. This is something that you can do that we’ve done that’s working that totally doesn’t require the man to give you his blessing You don’t have to kiss the ring or worship Caesar to get this to happen You don’t have to talk to your legislator You don’t have to get your Sheriff on board, This is a way that people who know what’s right can just start doing what’s right and put out an open invitation for anybody else to join you, That doesn’t make my heart sink like the battle call of go get these crooks to be un-crookified. That one is a tall order, all right.

We set up the Liberty Bell System. The Liberty Bell System is an automatic phone system where every freedom lover in Fairbanks can be instantly accessible to the others. Here’s how it works.

To ring the liberty bell? The Liberty Bell operates under the 6000 yr old common law system and the Fairbanks Common Law Court Which I will tell you about in a minute. I’m excited about that too.

There are only two laws in common law. Do all you have agreed to do, and number two. don’t encroach on other people or their property. Simple enough, you’re all lawyers now. If you are being harmed by anyone who is breaking one of these laws you can ring the Liberty Bell. Just call the Liberty Bell operator who will then send a message instantly to thousands of people in Fairbanks who are willing to assist you. By ringing the Liberty Bell you agree to stand before the Common Law Court and explain your situation if asked to. And it’s got the Liberty Bell Number.

Now the scenario where this might happen is suppose you get pulled over. And cop says step out of the vehicle, I’m going to search your vehicle. And you say, no, you have a fourth amendment restriction that you can’t search my vehicle unless you do it the proper way. Get on the ground, I’m going to taze you. I’m going to search your vehicle OK, you call the Liberty Bell and all of a sudden 5, 6, 700 people show up with their cell phone cameras to watch whatever is going on. You know how this works? Those troopers, those troopers, they get wicked polite, you know, real fast hurry when people are watching. They hop right in line. They yes sir no sir won’t break your constitutional rights, sir. OK

You just have a seat in your car, I am going to see if I can get a warrant to search your vehicle, you know, Meanwhile everybody is just watching, you know And, ah, well, they couldn’t get a warrant, have a nice day. you know. And this is a way for us to keep our government accountable. They work for us, we need to pay attention. It’s only right, it’s only right. Now we got a little bit of flack from the cops. I’ll tell you about that in a little bit

On the flip side of this card it says: When you receive a liberty bell call. Number 1, go directly to the given location. Number 2, don’t aggravate the situation. Number 3, record everything. Number 4, don’t draw conclusions from partial information, and number 5, weigh everything against the Constitution and the two laws of common law. Under common law you know there’s two laws, do all that you agreed to do and don’t encroach on other people or their property. First one do all that you’ve agreed to do, that the basis of all contract law

And don’t encroach on other people or their property, that is the basis of all criminal law
And we have to understand that the Constitution is contract law It is between a people and an entity they created to help them defend their rights. Contract law. You have to understand what a breach of contract mean. Heavy stuff but it’s real basic, huh.

Try to explain this to the DA. He came to our last meeting, a meeting like this. We had the DA front and center heckling. It was beautiful, all right.

To be added as a liberty bell responder you must understand and agree with the spirit of the liberty bell system, fair enough. Be willing to respond to a call. That’s a given, And email your cell phone number and name of service provider to For more information please call this number

This liberty bell system took all those people that signed that declaration and turned them into a group of folks that are not going to let any one of us be singled out and bullied out of our God given constitutionally recognized rights. That’s something that we just did. We didn’t ask anybody’s permission. We just did it, under our natural right. You know, John Locke, who’s a swell chap, says that the rights of the law and self defense belong to men as men and not as members of society. That’s true. And we can create a contract and subcontract out that right to a government to help us defend our rights

The Declaration of Independence says that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men Didn’t say to do what the electorate says, governments are instituted among men.
Didn’t say to manage everything real good. governments are instituted among men. To protect these rights governments are instituted among men.

We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. That among these are to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. They can exercise a power that is not just, without our consent. That brings us back to the rule of force instead of the rule of law

So, we’ve got the Liberty Bell System. We’ve got the declaration that’s changing the cultural tide. We’ve got the Liberty Bell System that is getting people standing together unified on principles and we’ve got the next thing that is in there is the Common Law Court. OK, I’ll try to run through this real fast because I know we’re about to run out of time here.

The Common Law Court, this is the biggie. OK.

We didn’t create a grand jury to wring the nose of government. We didn’t create a grand jury just to indict some politicians and pick a fight with government. Oh, we’re going to make a grand jury and stick it to the man. you know. The man gets mad when you do that.

Here’s what we did. We said, our government is a joke, they’re so broke nobody will loan them money. They’re so far in the hole they’ll never get out. They’ve got so many balls in the air trying to juggle that it’s all going to come crashing down.

They’ve got one foot in the grave and one foot on a banana peel. And they can’t keep this up. And it would be the height of ignorance and arrogance to think that the fate of our republic would be any different than all the other republics in all human history that got to this totalitarian point where you have human beings trying to play God, they can’t quite pull it off and they collapse in on themselves. That’s where we are folks.

We don’t need to gun down the beast. The only entity that is strong enough to destroy this beast of tyranny that’s been lording it over us for so long is that beast of tyranny. And they’re doing a plenty good job without our help.

So you know what? I’ve got a different perspective when I see these bailouts. Great, keep at it. Let’s have one every Friday, you know. I’ m not into ripping band aids off slow. Let’s just get this done with. Carry on my wayward son. There’ll be peace when you are done, you know. Get on with it.

And what we’re doing is, instead of trying to salvage and save and reform this thing that we just know in our guts is beyond repair. We’re just getting ready to rebuild. Oh the relief. You don’t have to unpickle the pickle. You can get a new cucumber. And that’s what we’re doing. It’s baked in the cake.

So let me talk just briefly about how this Common Law Court works because it is awesome. It is up and running. And it is working, all right.

What is law? That’s the first thing we’ve got to understand. OK What we think of usually when we think of law, right now and we’ve got to unlearn this. and Lord knows the only thing harder than learning is unlearning. Am I right? All right. When we think of law we think law is whatever the government says. That’s not law, that’s statutes and codes. All right. And they’re fickle they are made by human beings and they can be unmade as quick as they can be made.

Law, the laws of human interaction. The laws of proper human conduct are no different than the laws of mathematics or the laws of physics. There were created once. They cannot be changed. They can only be discovered and applied. They have the same source, the same origin as the laws of physics and the laws of mathematics. God made em once. He put em into spin in this globe and whether we ignore them or not, they are there. Their forces are at work in our lives. They are working their magic on us.

It’s inescapable and they’re scientifically provable. To the extent that people follow the natural law, the common law, the higher law, things get better. And when people ignore it, things get worse. And usually the largest violators of these are governments, because political power now is attaining the privilege of using force on people who have not hurt anyone.

Law is force, pure and simple. And the only time that the use of force is appropriate whether you are an individual or a government, is to defend, never to aggress. And we in America today, shoot, the whole world today, have lost, have gone so far, we’ve lost sight of law being a defensive mechanism. And all we see is Law as a way to hurt others, a way to exert coercion and force over others. And so rather than trying to restore law which defends all, we find ourselves scrambling to be the one in control of the arbitrary political power. This is a huge change from mainstream politics.

But you know what, if us, in this room was US Congress and we were exercising the arbitrary control, I dare say we’d do a better job but it would not be a step forward. It would just be a shift side to side because there is no basic difference in a human dictatorship who’s power is self derived and absolute. That’s not the rule of law, that’s the rule of men. And the rule of better men instead of worse men might be better, but it is still miles inferior to the rule of law. Does that make sense?

So, here’s how the common law court works.

Let me talk about the judicial furniture, all right. The furniture in a courtroom tells you how they think, I’ m serious. Just a second here, all right.

You go into a political law court, a statutory court, where there’s various codes and statutes and stuff You go in there. Over here in this corner there is this giant chair. like a lifeguard chair, and the judge is up in this chair. And there’s all this immaculate oak, you know, just looks like, you know, how many Davis Bacon man hours went into that chair? I don’t know but a lot. OK

And then the ceiling tiles radiate out from the judge like he is the center of the universe and the floor tiles radiating out from the judge, you know. It is just magnificent. You can almost hear the Hallelujah Chorus when you look at this chair.

And then down here you’ve got a desk with a drawer, two drawers. That’s how much stuff you’ve to shuffle through when you are before this judge. Two drawers of you stuff and a plug-in for your laptop. You have a desk for the plaintiff and a desk for the defendant in front of the judge,high up in the chair
And then over here, kind of pigeon holed, satellite to the whole accessory, to the whole ball of wax you’ve got this jury box. they are just down on ground level and they’re probably sitting in uncomfortable folding chairs like you’re in right now and they’re sitting there

And when to judge comes in everyone says all rise, you know this deification of humanity, of this judge. When did we start doing that? What makes us think that it’s a good thing?

There was a hearing one time, I was testifying before the Alaska Legislature about the jury nullification. I’ll keep this real short. We were talking about it, and the attorney general said we can’t leave that discretion up to the jury because they’re just human. They’ll make mistakes. We need to leave that up to the judge.

He tipped his hand, didn’t he. He believes that the judge is divine. And you know what, that is nothing to joke about because there’s a new religion in this country and we’ve got to recognize it if we’re going to win this war.

The god of this religion is government. And the legislators have become priests. And the capitol buildings are temples and the ritual that they perform is legislation. And there’s a whole slew of people out there that subscribe to this religion called stat ism and they really truly believe sincerely in their hearts that if the priests can apply the right combination of rituals in those temples that any problem that is before us can be solved by this god.

They can make you healthy, wealthy, and wise, you know. They can raise your kids, make your kids turn out good. They can make sure you don’t get sick They can make sure that you are prosperous.
They can change the weather. Think about it. Think about it. This is, I mean it’s funny but it’s sad. We’re asking government to stand in God’s place. And that is the highest form of idolatry.

Back to the furniture in a court room. Right. So that’s how the political law court is set up.

Here’s how we set up the common law court.

There’s a jury box, high up, here. There’s not a judge. And you have a pedestal for the plaintiff and a pedestal for the defendant, these beautiful marble pedestals that someone donated to us. .And inscribed on those two pedestals are the two laws. Do all that you have agreed to do and don’t encroach on other people or their property. If you forget what the laws are you don’t have to go look it up. It’s right there you know. All the laws there are is right there.

And all of common law is derived from those two laws. It’s the refinement of the application of those
two laws.

So then over here you have a desk. You have got the jury right there, the plaintiff and defendant right there. You’ve got a desk right here,where the jurist sits. You know what a jurist is? A jurist is a legal philosopher who is known for their knowledge on matters of law. that’s Black’s Law dictionary of what a jurist is. Frederick Bastiat was a jurist. John Locke was a French jurist. There was some good stuff came out of France a long time ago

So the jurist sits here and the job of the jurist is to be an informational resource to the plaintiff, to the defendant, and to the jury, when asked or whenever it’s necessary. And then over here on this other side you’ve got a recorder, a secretary that types everything down. That’s how the common law court works.

And it operates at roughly 180 bucks an hour depending on what the price of silver is. Because we pay the jurors one ounce of silver an hour We pay the jurist two ounces of silver an hour and we pay the recorder one ounce of silver an hour.

And here’s how it works. You go before the jury if somebody’s got a dispute with somebody else
And we didn’t ask for any sort of government blessing on this. This has been the natural state of man
And if you look throughout all of history everybody from the Papaunas in New Gunie to the German Weer guild to the Roman merchants after the fall of the Roman Empire to the Irish common law, the old English common law in the twelfth century to the old west, the founding fathers. It is all common law. That’s why they call it common is because it has been the natural way that people organize themselves throughout all of human history. It’s just as natural as a man and a woman falling in love and building a life together.

You don’t have to be taught to do that, it just happens, you know, It just makes sense and everybody does it, all over the whole country and all over the whole world.

Common law is the same way. People have a natural propensity for organizing themselves in this fashion that I just described. We didn’t make it up. Well, we sort of did make it up, but then we found out that everybody else had made it up, too, just exact same way. Funny how that works.

So you come before the common law court you don’t shovel through minutia and tit for tat in a desk You stand at a pedestal. You plead your case out of common sense merit before a jury of your peers. They make a decision.

It requires a unanimous decision of the jury, you know why? Because, these generation 4 glocks kind of got a sticky grip. You know why it requires a unanimous decision from the jury? Because right and wrong are not a matter of opinion to be decided by a majority. It assumes that right or wrong is knowable, that it is obtainable and that if a jury will apply themselves with diligence to seek out what is right and wrong in this case that there can be a unanimous consensus because it is an objective, discover-able, knowable, definable, attainable truth.

Random out of the phone book. And we send people out there with, I’ll get to it, don’t, it’s coming around. OK

So that’s how the jury functions. It requires a unanimous vote, for guilty or not guilty.

Now here’s the way common law works. It is all based on restitution and setting things right.
There’s not this concept that if you did wrong by somebody, now you’ve got a debt to society? I don’t even think society was there when it happened., you know. So you’ve got this debt to society. So the lady that you know, you broke her house, broke into her house, robbed her stuff, broke it all up, you know, these punk kids that did it, or whatever.

In a political law court they’d say now you’ve got a debt to society so you’re going to go to juvenile jail. You’re going to get to marinate with some real gems in there, for the duration of your sentence. You’ll come out a better man, sure. It’s like a criminal convention, you know, in there, in jail. All they’ve got to do is sit around and talk about how to do more bad stuff.

So they put them in jail. They tell the lady well you’re SOL on the damages done to your house there and we’re going to double tap you for the taxes to keep these kids in jail and probation officers and all this stuff.

And then these kids they get just get stuck in this eddy. They get out of jail. They get right back into jail. They can’t get a job so they get back into jail, you know. And they just infinitely rrrrr rotate around in the system. Meanwhile the person who was victimized didn’t get restored and she sees that our justice system is a joke, all right.

Here’s how the common law system handles this.

The boys come before the common law court. They don’t have a leg to stand on. The jury convicts them real quick. So it’s a cheap trial. And the jury gets together with the jurist and they come up with this:
OK, boys you yourselves since you don’t have any money, you’re going to come up with 700 dollars to pay this lady for her time and her trouble. You’re going to pay this court you know however many of ounces of silver it was, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen ounces of silver. And you are going to replace the windows you broke. You’re going to give her all her stuff back, you’re going to restore her as nearly as can possible be done as nearly as possibly can be done before you violated her rights and you can either do that or you can choose this other option.

Now everybody asks this. How does a common law court enforce their decisions?

A political law court relies on the threat of force. If you don’t do this we’re going to mess up your life something fierce. That’s how a political law court gets you to comply.

A common law court is all voluntary. Nobody is coerced. Everybody does it voluntarily. Here’s the way it works. They only way you can enforce your rulings in a common law court is outlawry. You’ve heard of old west outlaws. Here’s what outlawry is. Somebody says no, I’m not going to have it. I’m not going to pay the lady. I’m not going to fix the damages that I did, I’m out of here.

The court says OK, well, this is not a coercive political court. We are not going to force you to abide by the law. And when we talk about the law we are talking about the universal indisputable right and wrong of human conduct, that has been agreed upon. Those two laws, the ones hat have sifted to the surface through all history and proven themselves.

If you are going to not abide by that If you are not going to abide by what the court has to say about doing right by other people, then you are going to forfeit your legal status. You are going to declare yourself by your choice to be outside the law, outlaw. And if you are outside the requirements of the law, you’re also going to be outside the protection of the law.

So if somebody does something bad to you, you have no more legal protection or legal standing than a wild animal. And if somebody wants to capture you and make you their servant, they’ve got just as much right to do that to you as they would to a wild boar or a wild goat or whatever kind of wild thing you’d capture. So you print up posters of these people that have chosen to be outlaws. You distribute it all over so nobody will do business with them because you know that they’re not folks that respect people’s rights. And you don’t have any protection of the court. If somebody cuts off your thumbs and make a necklace well this court is not going to help you, you know.

And that’s outlawry and you know what? Nobody chooses outlawry. We’ve even got the situation in Fairbanks where you’ve got the political law court, statutory court overlapping with the common law court where people could say well I’m going to thumb my nose at your common law court. And I’m going to rely on the political court to protect me. They don’t even do that because they want to have good social standing.

And you also tell them, Well, you know, when it hits the fan. And we’ve all talked about it hitting the fan, this protection will go away for you and it’ll be open season on you and there is no coming back and regaining your legal standing. So you better, if you’re going to function in a civil society you’d better get on the ball and do it right now. And they say OK.

Now this process, this common law process as opposed to the political law process, is redemptive all around. The woman who’s house got broke into, she’s redeemed. It’s all put back. It’s back how it is used to be. Nobody bore the burden except the one who made the offense. So it didn’t victimize all the taxpayers in the process.

And most importantly, the ones who committed the crime, the one who violated the rights of others, redeems them self by making restitution, and walks out of that court and walks away from having made that restitution, with a new opportunity. It’s redemptive. It’s restoration. People know in their heart that this is good. And this is what’s guaranteed to us, now for those of you who are thinking well he lost me at the court, all right, it is guaranteed to us in the Seventh Amendment.

This was great.

The DA came to our last meeting. He’s like oh the Constitution doesn’t allow for common law. And I was like well law school doesn’t allow for the Constitution, apparently, because the Seventh Amendment says in suits at common law where the value in controversy shall exceed 20 dollars the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by jury shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States other than according to the rules of common law. This is a constitutional right for a common law proceedings that is just as important for us to protect as our Second Amendment right. Actually we don’t have any constitutional rights, we only have two, the only two Constitutional rights we have. You like that, good, you can clap.

And we don’t need their permission or blessing to do it. We don’t need their permission or blessing to do it. That’s the key point.

So anyway that’s how the common law court is working. How do we select juries? Totally random. You send a couple of guys out there with a summons. You say you’ve been randomly selected for jury duty. We’re not going to force you, but you get paid an ounce of silver an hour if you want to come down and sit on this jury on a Thursday night. And most people say OK I’ll do that, you know. The compulsory process for, well we’re getting into the minutia. I’ve been talking with some other people about how you can maybe make one of these around here.

Because it’s beautiful and when this whole joke of government we have right now, comes crumbling down, we want to have something. Because I’m afraid of tyranny of the mob. You know Because that’s just as bad. Anarchy and tyranny of the mob are just. Anarchy and tyranny are different. Tyranny of the But tyranny of the mob is just as bad as tyranny of the elite, because they’re faceless. And we have a duty to protect some sort of order even if it is just among st ourselves So that’s how the common law court is working.

And then the next thing we did is we created a militia. Everybody kind of a little bit timid about that, you know, but you know what One thing that we went over

I know I’m going over here, I’m going to wrap up real quick

One thing that we went over at Continental Congress is that the states are in violation of the Second Amendment because of our absence of citizen’s militias. And that’s nobody’s responsibility but our own. That’s our own fault. And so we created a militia and there are 3500 armed, well trained men under my command in Fairbanks right now. And they are rip roaring ready to go, they’re able to speak to the government in their language which we hope won’t have to happen.

But you know what the militia is? The militia is anybody with a gun and a conscience. It’s anybody who values their freedom and the freedom of their neighbor. It’s somebody who’s got that sense of duty to their fellow countrymen.

It’s beautiful and it’s a right and it is good. And we ought not to hide from it. We ought not to let the media, you know, scare us out of that, you know. All the founding fathers said that that t was the only place that was safe for military force because every man who is in a militia is restrained by his own conscience, you know. It’s a little harder to do that in a conscripted army where when you say march they go you go or they throw you in the brig.

If I say go do this it is it is only followed congruent on their conscience. It’s not a command and control structure. It’s a command, suggest, it’s a command, information. It’s here’s what is happening. Here’s what we’re going to do. Here’s why this compels our conscious to do this. If your conscience compels you, follow this order, you know. That’s what that is. If your conscience compels you to do what’s right here and to defend your neighbor or whatever, then do that, you know.

It’s like have 3500 checks and balances on the commander, which you don’t necessarily have in the current military structure, definitely not on Blue Helmets but let’s not even go there. Right, so that’s the militia.

Now here’s what we’ve got in Alaska. What we did, instead of trying to create a third party, we made a second government. How do you like that? Now here’s the distinction, OK.

First let me tell you the three parts.

There’s the judicial which we talked about. There’s the militia, and there’s the executive. The executive is the go to guy. He’s the gripe receiver. The judicial, you know, protects the rights of all and, you know, helps defend people’s rights. And the militia is, you know, force, you know, to stop people that would destroy them.

That’s all the Israelite had. They had the levites as their courts. They had Moses as their executive and every man carried a sword, you know. And I would pitch this idea to you that maybe, just maybe anything beyond those three is just a tool of tyranny. That’s all you really need to protect the rights of free people. You don’t really need anything more that.

And I am afraid that anything beyond that might just a means for a few to dominate the many which is what we are all sick oo and that’s why we are here in this warehouse, to stop that.

Now let me give you a couple of words of caution about creating this system. Because other folks have done it before.

It cannot be created in order to attack or antagonize the existing government. Let them crap in their own nest and bring themselves down under their own power. We’re not here to do that today, all right.

But as it comes to the surface that they are a freaking joke, here’s an alternative. It’s putting a little bit of free market action into the political arena, the governmental arena.

The other thing that it can’t be is a click of a few hardcore freedom lovers. Because that’s kind of self centered. It’s got to be something that is a widespread rising tide culturally. You have to win the hearts and minds of your community. You have to win the respect of people. And that’s what this common law court is doing.

We’re not taking any cases with indictments against government. We’re just building respect W we’re just having it become more and more accepted, more and more cherished by the people. Because they know they can’t get justice out of the legal system. The legal system is not too concerned with justice. The idea that you don’t have anything to worry about if you’re innocent is laughable. That’s a joke. Everybody knows that that’s not true.

So I think you guys should do this here. I think that there is enough excitement in this room that you know this is a good thing that you can do for yourself, to put out an invitation to everybody else, who wants to participate. It’s a form of self governance. That’s beautiful. That’s exactly how it’s supposed to be.

You know what my Dad told me when I was young. He said if you don’t, what did he say, um He said control. He said if you don’t control yourself someone else will control you. Oo, that is profound. That make self control a good thing because it eliminates other people’s control.

So you know what we are doing in Fairbanks, we are exercising self control as a culture. We are cultivating, we are growing up a culture of self control and self sufficiency and self reliance. And that’s good and you know what that will do? That will make us able to look at those storm clouds on the horizon and be OK with it. You know what I’ve had too many years of looking at those storm clouds and getting an ulcer. But I don’t see those as an ulcer any more. I see that as something that will bring springtime for freedom.

I see all these horrible things coming to get us. How many of you get those Oh my gosh emails you won’t believe this. How many of you get those emails? More than that. You get those emails. I get them all the time. This next horrible thing is happening When I read those it’s fine. Let them pick their path.
That is a totally different mind set. It sets us free. Our culture is changing. And I want you guys to experience that too. Because it is beautiful.

Now there’s a couple of things you’ve got to understand in your hearts if that’s to work. And I’ll finish up with these.

You’ve got to put right and wrong above legal and illegal. Because when tyranny becomes law, rebellion becomes duty. And it is not rebellion at all, it is submission to the higher law that our government is in rebellion to. We’re not the rebels, they’re the rebels. And when you stand alone and you do what’s right, you might get some flack from the folks that are doing wrong.

But you know what, we have to have a cause greater than self preservation. We have to. And if we don’t put some skin in the game and if we don’t reckon with those dark challenges like I talked about earlier, we’ll be a dark page on history. But I don’t think we’re going to be a dark page on history. I think we’re going to be a bright page on history.

And let me talk just just super brief about some baby boomer values. Pick on baby boomers, present company excluded because if this was you, you wouldn’t be here.

But this is something that characterized the baby boomer culture. Started in the sixties, with the whole idea that everything is relative, that nothing can be known for sure. We don’t know anything is for sure. And then once you believe that lie that nothing can be known for sure the inescapable conclusion is that everything is meaningless. If nothing is for sure everything is meaningless. And once everything is
meaningless and nothing has any real true value in and of itself, you’re left with two absolutely horrible values and the inescapable conclusion that the only things that are worthwhile in this life are personal peace and afluency. And these two values have characterized the American culture since the sixties.
Afluency meaning the abundance of things. There is nothing wrong with that, I am a capitalist, you know. I think that is great. That is what we’re commissioned to do. When that is your primary and only focus and success is measured purely by your accumulation of things, that is bad news. That’s affluency.

Let me talk to you about the lynch pin. And I am sure that all of you have run up against this. And you need to recognize what you are running into when you run into this with other people. And that is personal peace. Personal peace means I want to be left alone. I do not want to be disturbed for any reason by anyone regardless of what that means for my children or my children’s children.

Here’s when you will see that despicable value rear its head. When you try to talk to somebody about these ideas. When you try to talk to somebody about the way our government is headed and they fiercely defend their ignorance. Have you had that happen? They fiercely defend their ignorance. What they are doing, is they are protecting their personal peace. I do not want to be disturbed by anyone for any reason.

It’s time for those values to go away. And if everybody in this room makes a decision in their heart to drop those values and to have a cause greater than self preservation and to have something that they can believe in and to leave something that their children can be proud of.

You know that might be scary but you know what’s even more scary is the thought of laying on my deathbed and handing my sword to my son, a sword that never saw blood, and saying son, you go do what I never was able to even look at and it’s way worse now, son. That is horrifying to me.

You know what else is horrifying to me, the thought of standing before my creator, my God and looking Ha-shim in the eyes and saying, and saying, I bowed the knee to Caesar, I kissed the ring to get by, and I turned my back on right and wrong that you put into spin. I bowed the knee.

That is horrifying. That makes the three o’clock knock and ATF and IRS and all those guys, a little less scary. It puts them in perspective. We need to have those be our values and so I would leave you with this, a mission and a calling.

To do these five things, actually I’m not even going to tell you the five things. Well, I will but it’s not the mission and the calling. If you like them do them. If you don’t that’s fine. I don’t like being bossed around. I won’t boss you around.

Sign the declaration, set up a liberty bell system, start a militia, get a common law court going, and discover your leaders. Who’s going to be the leaders. Who’s going to be the leaders here We’ve got to discover them, you know. There’s a challenge to be met and there’s going to be folks. I think there’s folks in this room who will rise up and be leaders and seize the day We need to identify those people in your midst. You need to support them, you need to look after them and we need to cultivate that. That’s what we need that’s what freedom needs
Now here is the mission I will leave you with. We don’t need to gun down the beast. Liberty always wins because tyranny self destructs. What we need to do . And here’s the mission I want you guys all to strongly consider this being your mission

Is that we need to guard the seeds of liberty we need to guard the precious gems of freedom that are recognized in our founding documents We need to take those seeds of liberty and we need to
protect those through this fiery shake out of the natural consequences of the irresponsible actions of our run amuke government

We need to shelter and guard those seeds of liberty and carry those through the flame and through the fire to the other side and plant those in the fertile soil when the smoke clears so that there can be hope for a brighter day after the devastating consequences of the horrible rebellion that our government has given to us.

Let’s be characterized by what we love and work toward that and let what we hate run it’s own natural course. That is my appeal and I know that you will seize the day. Thank you.

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