JUNE 12, 2000
Premature articulation
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For over 10 years I have been receiving assorted communications from a wide variety of sources predicting and/or announcing the imminent declaration of martial law.

I have been "warned" of secret military operations being conducted in remote national forests in which foreign troops and equipment were marshaling for "something." I have sought (but never found) photographic documentation of anything at least battalion size. So far: nada, nothing, zilch. One particularly insistent source swore he had seen regimental size operations in Montana. I told him to provide a six digit grid coordinate and I would personally investigate and parachute in with a video crew and satellite phone to broadcast the "discovery." I never heard back from him.

I have seen numerous lists of government concentration camps designed to segregate us constitutionally grounded dissenters of abuse of government power under the color of authority. I have even quoted Congressman Henry Gonzales acknowledging the contingency plans for such facilities.

However, I have always been diffident to accept the threat as "probable" or "imminent." Possible, yeah. Desired by a small cadre of radical left wing wackos, sure. But real -- at least in the near future -- not likely.

I have often written and spoken about my reasons for what some consider Pollyannaish optimism. Notwithstanding an obvious desire on the part of open socialists, and even factoring in the questionable quote attributed to Henry Kissinger from an address to the Bilderbergers in Evian, France, May 21, 1992. ...

... I still don't expect martial law anytime soon.

You may soon hear about "Operation Gunslinger 2000." Reportedly, it is supposed to be a practice total takeover of Kentucky and maybe even Tennessee by the feds. It is scheduled for June 19-23.

The scenario starts with a simulated earthquake along the Madrid faultline. This national emergency compels/allows President Clinton to authorize the complete federalization of ALL agencies in the state (or states).

Phase 2 is slated to occur June 21 with a "simulated" terrorist attack using weapons of mass destruction. President Clinton will sign a "mock" Executive Order authorizing all kinds of liberty-abrogating stuff such as the roundup of dissidents and the confiscation of all privately held firearms. The plan calls for special 22-man National Guard teams to move in to take over and run local government operations.

According to a couple of sources, local FBI agents and others are worried this "practice" mobilization may be a Trojan horse to activate a real roundup and gun confiscation. Some are concerned this operation, once the feds cross the line of departure and get started, will never end. They point to the case in North Carolina with the Federal manhunt for Eric Rudolph as an example.

I do not expect martial law to grow out of this Gunslinger 2000 field training exercise. Despite the appropriateness of paranoia, despite the visceral desire of the Bill Clinton, Strobe Talbot and New World Order sycophants, it ain't gonna happen!

And here is why:

There are some well-intentioned, tragically flawed patriots who actually want the government to try the tyrant's gambit. "Make my day!" they growl with the unbridled bravado of isolated anarchist. However, it is not the high profile camo wearing, anti-NOW bumperstickered rabble rousers who are the threat to any would-be Tyrant 2000.

The greatest threat to those who would destroy the republic are the true believers and the truly PO'd. The resistance is covert and indistinguishable: veterans, cops, grandmothers, school teachers, homeschoolers, gun owners, hackers, and the remaining population who have retained sufficient brain cells to recognize that a government which condones and defends Ruby Ridge, Waco, the Miami raid, and tolerates Filegate, Travelgate, assorted Bimbogates, and Chinagate must embrace goals and objectives which are not consistent with freedom and liberty.

Thomas Jefferson once observed, "Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories." Our ancestors were compelled to fight a revolution against a tyrannical government. Our government and we the people should periodically re-read the Declaration of Independence. It includes a long list of "usurpations," basically a laundry list of bad stuff that King George was doing to the colonists. Compare that list to what our government has done and continues to do to us.

That same Declaration of Independence states, "That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness."