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IS “CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE” EVER JUSTIFIED?

07 Jan
civil disobedience  The Malheur Refuge Occupation has been a lead story in all national media this week. Most articles and comments are critical of the strategy used, though the frustrations and grievances of the occupiers are generally acknowledged.
The despotism of the federal government in carrying out its unconstitutional and unAmerican Agenda 21 objectives has ruined untold families and local economies, with no access to remedy and no redress of grievances. The conditions for some are unconscionable and intolerable.

We are living in the modern version of the late 1700s, when the grievances of the colonists were so eloquently set forth in the Declaration of Independence. Read that here, and see what still applies today when the corporation called “United States” is controlling us all:
“He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures. 

He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent: 
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people. 
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands. 
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.”

The National Review, a 60-year-old leading magazine headquartered in New York, has written an educated article actually supporting the actions of the Refuge Occupiers. This should be read and spread. The issue rests in the facts , not in pro-tyranny liberal emotion. See this:

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/429214/oregon-rancher-protests-civil-disobedience-justified

​This Refuge Occupation can have only a few possible outcomes. OathKeeper founder Stewart Rhodes has issued his statement of a possible “exit strategy” for Ammon Bundy, here: 

https://www.oathkeepers.org/a-recommended-honorable-exit-strategy-for-ammon-bundy/–

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Baker County OathKeepers are not personally bound by any statements made by Mr. Rhodes, as we are comprised of local community members​ who hold the values and knowledge of the local land, resources, economy, and People in our hearts. We will carefully assess any pending or active events which involve any unconstitutional violations of protected rights and takings of land, property, and liberty in the absence of due process and we shall act accordingly and with reason and good sense. We act on deeply-held beliefs and conscience, and upon our understanding that the federal government has very limited powers over its own “territories” and property….not OURS!…and that ALL ​elected officials are bound by their sacred Oaths to protect our Rights.

We do not advocate armed insurrections or civil war as the answer to the steady encroachment and usurpations that have allowed the feds to wrongly believe that they can control every aspect of our lives. There are other remedies to exhaust, and the public must be educated. We must maintain the moral high ground at all times, and we shall!
Remember that the American colonists who penned the above grievances to a despotic king held the moral high ground, without question. It was time for them to change their government, which was their inherent and unalienable RIGHT.
We all pray for a peaceable and effective resolution to the immediate and underlying problems.
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