“The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
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When rational environmentalism became radical environmentalism in the 1970’s, the aggression AGAINT the rural landowner has grown to an all out war ON the rural landowner, enforced by ever-growing, ever-expanding federal agencies that have morphed into a Nazi-like, heavily-armed police force. A way of life on the range that grew out of the American West and raised the protein that Americans consume, has been determined by the environmentalists and the government to be an anachronism and passé, in favor of the creatures and the plants. Legal grazing and water right allotments, with the force of law, have been unilaterally overturned by federal agencies, irrespective of the law of allotments, protected by U. S. Supreme Court decisions. Allotment fees have been raised by several factors and grazing and water permits have been reduced, or eliminated. Private lands have been saddled with massive buffers and conservation easements, or outright confiscation. Due process is a mirage as many landowners have found out the hard way. Continue reading
Includes supplemental Video: “Who was LaVoy Finicum?”
As advocates for the American rural landowner, (NARLO) we have great empathy for what landowners are having to endure at the hands of a heavy-handed government, the environmentalists that have infiltrated every nick and cranny of government and the Indians that are finding creative ways to seek revenge against the White Man with sympathetic courts, high-paid lawyers and ancient Indian treaties. The fact that the anger is rising in the landowners of the American West is as predictable as the Sun rising in the East. Continue reading
“There is only one social system that reflects the sovereignty of the individual, the free market, capitalist system.” ~ William E. Simon, Treasury Secretary.
Over 34 years ago, in October of 1981 William E. Simon, Secretary of the Treasury, said this at the start of the Reagan reformation. “In the first 10 months in office, President Reagan has made great strides toward restoring America’s economic vitality. Major cuts in federal spending, substantial tax reductions and long overdue business deregulation have been achieved against great odds. But much more remains to be done – and can only be done with the full support of the American people.”
“If you own rural land, the government and the environmentalists want it and intend to take it, regardless of your property rights engraved in the U. S. Constitution.” ~ Ron Ewart
In our recent article entitled “Secession or War – American West Against the East”, we described what was going on with those that run this country in the East being in direct conflict with those who live in the West. This festering conflict has led to the Bundy Ranch armed standoff in Nevada in 2014 and now the Hammond Ranch armed standoff in Southeastern Oregon by the Bundy-led militia. The reader might wonder how did we get to this point where guns became necessary to protect property rights? Continue reading
Every time a gun is used in an accidental shooting, a crime, a murder, or terrorist attack in the United States, whether it be a handgun, rifle, AK-47, M-15, or machine pistol, the Democrats and especially President Obama, immediately call for more gun control, magazine limits, or outright confiscation of guns from lawful Americans, in spite of an all-powerful constitutional amendment and U. S. Supreme Court decisions that give authority to all legal citizens to own firearms. Each single event becomes a news story that runs for days, if not weeks or months. The liberal news media gleefully promotes and champions the Democrats plea. It makes no difference to the Democrats that most of the crimes, lone wolf, or terrorist attacks would not have been stopped by more gun control.
Humans, by their very nature, tend to be violent in certain circumstances. So lets put gun violence in perspective with other forms of human violence. Continue reading
The Founding Fathers went to great lengths to think of everything that could possibly happen, when drafting the U. S. Constitution and all-in-all, they did a pretty good job of it. But like so many things in life, decisions, rules and laws are based on certain assumptions. If the assumptions are wrong the decisions, rules and laws can also be wrong, misguided, or result in unintended consequences. Continue reading
“If you fail to subdue or kill the bully, the bully owns you, either by fear, or by force.” ~ Ron Ewart
We do not know if Obama is a Muslim in his heart and mind, but without a doubt Obama is a Muslim sympathizer. He has proven it time and time again starting with his Cairo speech in June 2009, early on in his presidency. Perhaps this is a projection of his early childhood when raised in Indonesia, a Muslim country. Or perhaps it was because his Kenyan father was a Muslim. Maybe he was converted to Islam during his clandestine trip to Pakistan in 1981. Or, perhaps it goes deeper than that. Could it be that Obama is a Muslim version of the Manchurian candidate? You decide! Continue reading
When is the Western half of the United States going to get tired of being aggressively bullied by Washington DC and the corrupt, one-world government United Nations, openly supported by DC politicians and reluctantly financed by the oppressed taxpayer?
Most, if not all, of the Thirteen Colonies have turned socialist. Most of the big cities in the Eastern half of the U. S. are socialist cities. Most of the legislation coming out of Washington DC is driven by socialist policies, or by radical environmentalism. Federal socialist and radical environmental legislation drive local and state laws. Those local, state and federal laws have so badly eroded freedom in America, that America is unrecognizable from the vision of the Founding Fathers. But a good deal of that loss of freedom has affected landowners and lawful citizens in the Western United States.
Once again America is divided, not between North and South, but between West and East. Much of that division comes from the dictatorial control by the Federal Government over the millions of acres the government owns in the 18 Western states, that includes Alaska. Continue reading
All across America, Canada and elsewhere, environmentalists are planning. They are planning to save every eco-system, glacier, wetland, mountain, all the oceans, lakes, rivers, streams, dry washes, gullies, prairies deserts and the so-called endangered species that inhabit these places, at your expense. They are planning to drive you out of the rural areas and plant your sorry little behinds in 25-story apartment buildings in large cities where you will be forced to walk, take your bike, or mass transit to work. They don’t care how much their planning costs. They don’t care how much the implementation of their plans cost and they don’t care that their environmental premises are absurd and without merit. Continue reading
The collusion and corruption in Washington DC became blatantly obvious when U. S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s Department of Justice (DOJ) announced quietly, on a late Friday afternoon, that the FBI has suspended its investigation into the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) for illegally targeting conservative groups for special scrutiny in their applications for tax-exempt 501(3) and (4) status. There would be no indictments of Lois Lerner who apparently was the lead perpetrator of the political scandal, or anyone else at the IRS. This decision came down in spite of the overwhelming evidence of obvious illegal activity including obstruction of justice, destroying or hiding evidence, lying under oath and stonewalling by Joseph Koskinen, the IRS Commissioner. Continue reading
It has been pretty well documented that major man-made disasters very seldom have a single cause. There are always ignored problems first before the third or fourth cause precipitates the disaster. Car, train, airplane and ship disasters follow this pattern. Continue reading
Just recently we received the State Audit Report on the Workforce Development System for the State of Washington. Reading it makes one to want to stomp on it, set fire to it, pour acid on it and go get the guys and gals that dream up such worthless, money sucking nonsense. The annual budget for this state program (remember this is just a program for one state) is over $1.1 Billion, a good portion of which comes from the federal public treasury and the rest of it is paid for by state taxpayers. Continue reading
A Republican politician was on the stump and decided to stop at a rural farmhouse to give his pitch. The area was known more for Democrats than it was for Republicans but he thought he might be able to change a mind or two. The farmer greeted the politician as he drove up and said, “What can I do you for?“
The Republican says, “I’m a Republican running for the U. S. House and I wanted to share a few words with you, if that’s OK.”
The farmer said, “Sure, but hold on a minute there sonny, the Mrs. hasn’t seen no Republican before, let me fetch her.”
The farmer rushes into the house and drags the Mrs. out to see the Republican. The farmer says, “OK Republican, let’s hear what you’ve got to say?“
The Republican looks for a podium from which he can make his pitch and sees a pile of the same stuff that Beth Truman spent 35 years trying to get Harry to call fertilizer… Continue reading
It seems not a day goes by without more stories of the IRS’s incompetence, gross negligence and outright criminal behavior. Somehow a Russian got into the IRS computers and stole the private, personal data of over 300,000 taxpayers. The IRS is going to give the 300,000 free credit monitoring. WOW!
The IRS paid out over $5,000,000,000 (billion) in fraudulent refunds. What part of that $5 Billion was your tax money? Lois Lerner is not in jail and the IRS is still targeting conservative groups. Congress is investigating and the people are wringing their hands in outrage. The President asserts there isn’t a smidgeon of evidence of wrong doing at the IRS. In spite of the President’s absolutely ludicrous assertion, the negative press and overwhelming evidence of obstruction of justice and other crimes continues unabated and no one gets fired or goes to jail. Justice may be blind but it is also slower than a snail on a vertical climb. Or maybe, just maybe, there is no justice at all when the government is the perpetrator, it having sovereign immunity you know. Continue reading
In a little over 230 years, Americans conquered half of the North American continent at great risk and began to spread out. The massive land areas they tamed were equated with freedom, freedom to move freely, freedom to raise your own food and be self-sufficient and independent and freedom to engage in farming, ranching, mining and building homes and raising families. Until the industrial revolution, America was an agricultural and a free nation.
All that changed when larger-than-life industrialists learned how to forge steel in vast quantities from coal and iron ore that built locomotives, railroads, bridges and buildings and drew people off the farms for factory jobs, giving rise to growing population centers. But large population centers began to eat away at the freedom Americans once equated with space. Continue reading
“We cannot afford all this illegal immigration and everything that comes with it, everything from the crime and to the drugs and the kidnappings and the extortion and the beheadings and the fact that people can’t feel safe in their community. It’s wrong! It’s wrong!” ~ Arizona Governor Jan Brewer
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As many readers of the Federal Observer are aware – this past year plus has been an eventful period in my life, hence the slowness of posting of columns and editorials from many of our most loyal contributors – Ron Ewart being one of them. As I was preparing tonight’s edition of this publication, I came across the following column from Ron, which has been sitting on hold since May 17th of this year. With Mr. Trump’s approach on the issue at hand – I believe that there was a reason that this column was meant to be released to our readers at this time. Thanks for your patience Ron. ~ Jeffrey Bennett, Publisher
“The current practice of extending U.S. citizenship to hundreds of thousands of ‘anchor babies’ must end because it creates a magnet for illegal immigration into our country. Now is the time to ensure that the laws in this country do not encourage lawbreaking.” ~ Steve King
Immigration, legal or illegal, has been festering in America since the ink was dry on the Constitution. Racial bias and ethnic purity, along with financial, economic and security fears have driven immigration policy right, left, up, down and inside out for well over 150 years, every time a wave of immigration hits American shores. Continue reading
Most of the responses we receive to our articles are from people over 70. The reason is obvious. They have seen much more than today’s clueless youth. They have seen more than young parents. They have seen more than business men and women in their 40’s and 50’s. The truth is, they have had a front-row seat to the destruction of American freedom and sovereignty. Continue reading
In a recent article we wrote this: “The power of the Progressives has grown to the point that more Americans find a sleazy, hopelessly corrupt, power hungry, insanely ambitious, half man, ‘What-Difference-Does-It-Make’ Hillary Clinton, a better candidate for president than any one of the 20 or so declared or undeclared Republican candidates. That’s not Hillary’s fault! It is a testament to how successful the Progressives have been over the last 100 years in buying off the public for votes …. with your money.” Continue reading
This is our first in a series of monthly articles covering true stories of unsung heroes on the battlefield against government; their sacrifices, their losses and their victories, as immortalized in “The NARLO Chronicles.” Immortalize your story of victory against government tyranny HERE.
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Stick THIS in your eye, Lerner.
Since the ink was dry on the 16th Amendment (1913) from which the Federal Reserve and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) were born, controversy and confusion have surrounded both “breach” births, but none more than the IRS. From arguments about whether the 16th Amendment was constitutionally ratified by Congress and the states, to whether the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) legally applies to all American citizens and whether their income is legally taxable, continue to swirl around the country. A few names of IRS deniers come to mind: Tommy Cryer (deceased), Pete Hendrickson, Irwin Schiff, (in jail) Otto Skinner and Paul A. Mitchell, (arrested) to name a few. Books and scholarly treatises by these and other authors have been written about these issues and thousands of Americans have acted on the information in those books and treatises, however most to their own detriment. Incidentally, Irwin Schiff’s book, “The Federal Mafia” is now banned here in the land of the free!!! Continue reading
“Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes shine to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eyes, the swing in your gait, the grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of will and energy to execute your ideas.” ~ Henry Ford
Henry Ford was the embodiment of the American free spirit. No, he wasn’t perfect. Fortunately however, he materialized on the American scene before America became the country of “I can’t” or, “you’d better not”, or “it’s against the law.” Many like Ford have gone before him and many more will follow him, because that bright star that is America, is a breeding ground for new bright stars almost every day, in spite of the doom and gloom that we see through the distorted window, into which we observe reality.
A star is born in our apparently infinite Universe as the result of two opposing forces, gravity and nuclear energy. A whirling ball of hydrogen gas, the most prevalent element in the Universe, starts to condense, as gravity pulls the hydrogen atoms closer together. As gravity increases the density of the hydrogen, the friction of the atoms crashing into each other, starts to create immense heat. Finally, the heat rises to the point (nuclear fusion) that atoms of hydrogen are fused into atoms of helium at an un-imaginable rate. At the point of fusion, massive amounts of energy radiate into the void and a star is born. The heat and light from the new star bring forth life into the Heavens. Continue reading
“The Framers of the Bill of Rights did not purport to ‘create’ rights. Rather, they designed the Bill of Rights to prohibitour Government from infringing rights and liberties presumed to be preexisting.” ~ William J. Brennan, Jr.
Because of our own difficulties with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), we have been exchanging e-mails with a gentleman whose battle with the IRS makes our problem seem like a pleasant walk in the forest on a sunny day. The IRS is after him for taxes on income he never received. They are after him for millions of dollars in taxes and they won’t let up. They just stole $45,000 from him with the court’s permission and they denied his constant requests for a trial by jury as required by the 7th Amendment to the Constitution.
Oh, but it seems that there are limits to the 7th Amendment when it comes to the federal government. The government is protected by what is called “Sovereign Immunity”. In colloquial terms what this means is, “The King Can Do No Wrong.” If a citizen wants to sue the federal government, the government has to agree to the lawsuit, or, there has to be specific legislative intent in the statutes allowing the government to be sued. (Lehman v Nakshian, 453 US 156) Continue reading
“Submitting to censorship is to enter the seductive world of ‘The Giver’: the world where there are no bad words and no bad deeds. But it is also the world where choice has been taken away and reality distorted. And that is the most dangerous world of all.” ~ Lois Lowry, contemporary children’s book author
In a previous article we wrote:
“The Progressives have been in virtual control of America for over 100 years. They intend to remain in control, even if they can’t do it by votes. They have taken over the schools, academia, government institutions and the news media and they will maintain their control by force of arms if patriots (conservatives) even so much as hint at challenging their authority. It’s been coming for a long time. It is the final evolution of a liberal, socialist, ideologically driven dictatorship.”
This came home to us in spades when we discovered that Comcast had blocked all of our e-mail accounts. This occurred right after the release of our article entitled “There Is Only One Solution, Force Government’s Hand” that appeared in this website on April 22, 2015.
If you sent us an e-mail with a comment about this article and you didn’t hear back from us, it is because we never received your comment. Continue reading
“Government is an insatiable, devouring, run away, gigantic black hole that can only be controlled, reduced, or replaced by a massive uprising of the people, either peacefully, or violently. If patriotic Americans have any chance of winning this battle peacefully, they must be willing to FORCE THE HAND of government whenever and wherever the opportunity arises.” ~ Ron Ewart
For ten years now we have written about all of the problems of government that have exploded in our faces and eaten away at our liberties with each passing day. The truth is, the bubble of freedom that we live under gets smaller and smaller and nothing has stopped the inexorable slide towards the final enslavement where government controls your lives and can do whatever they want to you with total immunity. Continue reading
GOVERNMENT CAN GET YOU ANYTIME IT WANTS
If a person, group of people, or a government has power over you, that means they can control what you do, or force you to do what you don’t want to do. That power comes either by the force of law with corresponding punishments for not obeying the law, or by force of violence using the gun or other weapons that can threaten or take your life, or rob you of your liberty.
In many of our articles over the last 10 years, we have written about the growing power of the American government, at all levels, but mostly at the federal level. No matter what anyone thinks, the evidence points directly at a trend towards absolute power. That is what governments do over time. But the only way to project absolute power is by force and that force comes in the form of civilian or military power where that power can incarcerate you, or kill you
… for any reason! Continue reading
Our last two articles hinted at the potential run for president of the United States. We want to thank all those who encouraged us to run and for the positive comments to our recent articles and to our Presidential Platform. With the number of responses in so far, it is running 20 to 1 in favor of us continuing to explore the possibilities. In spite of this encouragement, we nevertheless must face some unavoidable realities.
What gets a president elected in the United States today? The answers only boil down to a few vital elements. The first and most important element is money. Money buys massive national exposure. Without the money, a candidate is done before he starts. Continue reading
“Politicians spout endless bromides, trite phrases and meaningless clichés in a high-charged emotional environment to get you to vote for them, or to convince you they are going to do something for you that government hasn’t done before, or re-start something government should have been doing in the first place. Some politicians actually mean what they say, as naïve’ as they might be. But most politicians haven’t a clue what they will be able to do for you, because they are really intent on what they are going to do for them. The term “Honorable Politician” is almost on oxymoron, especially the longer a politician is in government.. The real tragedy is that millions of people believe them and hang on every word, to their own peril.” ~ Ron Ewart
We listened to Ted Cruz’s speech the other day where he announced that he is running for president. Like most politicians, he uttered all the right patriotic phrases to appeal to the emotions in the masses, at least the conservative masses. One phrase stuck out in his speech though. This phrase has been repeated throughout American history since it was uttered by Patrick Henry at the St John’s Church in Virginia on March 23, 1775 when he shouted, “Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Death!“
Like millions of us, we have heard this phrase over and over again, shouted from the rooftops and in many speeches and writings by politicians and patriots. Hearing it again coming out of Ted Cruz’s mouth, we suddenly realized how the phrase could be interpreted to mean that government must give us liberty, or we prefer death in the alternative. But government can’t grant us something we have a natural right to, by virtue of our human existence. Freedom is a natural right, not granted by government. If freedom is to exist in any form, it must be preserved, protected and defended by those sovereign, natural born individuals upon which freedom has been bestowed by our creator. Government always takes freedom, it never grants it, or defends it. If government takes away freedom and it always will in time, freedom must then be TAKEN BACK by individual sovereign citizens, by force if necessary. Continue reading
“Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education.” ~ Victor Hugo
“Government corruption, overly complex legislation, bureaucratic inefficiency and over-educated academic idiots smother COMMON SENSE.” ~ Ron Ewart
Only men with the strongest resolve can resist and not be corrupted by the influence of importance and position. ~ Thomas Paine, in his book Common Sense, wrote this:
“Men who look upon themselves born to reign, and others to obey, soon grow insolent; selected from the rest of mankind their minds are early poisoned by importance; and the world they act in differs so materially from the world at large, that they have but little opportunity of knowing its true interests, and when they succeed to the government are frequently the most ignorant and unfit of any throughout the dominions.”
Without honor in the people and in government, there can be no freedom. Position, perceived importance and the almost assured corruption that results there from, always poisons the well of honor if men are not, by nature, honorable. That brings us to the subject of this article.
In about one second you are going to think that the conservative author who has been writing the articles you have been reading for these last 10 years, has lost his mind. Not hardly! Continue reading
We deal in realities, not wish lists. We don’t pull any punches and never will. We write what many others are afraid to write. We say what others don’t have the courage to say, in a climate of fear that has made “politically correct” a retreat for cowards. In the end, it is up to the reader to determine for him or herself whether we have the best interests of a free America and the individual rights of all Americans, at heart. Each reader of what we write has the option to accept or reject our arguments, premises, or opinions. If the reader is offended by what we write, it is their issue to resolve, not ours. It is their right to make that judgment but it is not up to us to care one way or another. Because, in a free society, it is the fearless expression of ideas, whether benign or controversial, that stirs the pot of free thought and gives it life, as well as advancing the principles of liberty.
So let’s face it ladies and gentlemen. Freedom is a facade, an illusion, a fantasy, a mirage. You have the perception and the presumption of being free in America but the perception is a lie. Freedom means having the freedom to choose and making decisions for your self and those in your charge. Freedom also means taking responsibility for your actions and respecting the rights of others. Continue reading
Time always runs forward. It has no backward component for all practical purposes. What has taken place IS and no matter how we may wish it otherwise, history will record it for all to see. If we have made a mistake, in some cases we can reverse it. In others, reversal is simply impossible and all we can do is pay for the mistake and move on. But what if governments make mistakes? They very rarely pay for it because their money is our money. And they vary rarely apologize for it, because they don’t have to. They just promote the perpetrator, or they appropriate more of our money to pay for the mistake, while we stand in docile anguish at their audacity.
We just learned that your federal government is either wasting or losing $125 Billion in Medicare, Medicaid and another government program ….. EVERY YEAR!
In our recent article, “I Will Comply No More Forever, or Until …..“, we wrote:
“I was born a sovereign. No one owns my body or my soul. Not a person, not a group and certainly not a government or a nation because neither of these are the cause of my existence. My allegiance to that nation is my voluntary choice. Although I am part of a nation, by nature I am a free spirit and that free spirit belongs to me and no one else. The nation of which I am a part does not own me and I only owe that nation what I choose to give freely and of my own volition. I only do so because I believe that nation shares my code.”
Based on a recent report from the DHS, that makes us a right-wing sovereign citizen extremist and that, in the eyes of the DHS, the left and Obama, is an imminent and existential threat to America, even a greater threat than the Islamic terrorist group known as ISIS. Or perhaps ladies and gentlemen, this is just left-wing paranoia. Continue reading