Dear Readers: Brian Wright passed away in early 2023; he now lives forever in our hearts. A lifelong defender of liberty and nonviolence, Brian wanted his websites kept active so readers may enjoy his prolific columns, book & movie reviews, tributes, and evolving thoughts over the past decades. ~Rose Wright
No, I can name ~half a dozen current or former state legislators—say, like state rep Tom McMillin from the Rochester area (who was ironically term-limited out)… and reps Gary Glenn, Jim Runestad, Martin Howrylak, Sen. Patrick Colbeck (all maybe 90% proliberty record from what I can tell)… and I’m sure there’s another one or two that just don’t come to mind—and perhaps a couple of dozen honest and mainly libertarian local officials. Can you say drop in the bucket?
As I left the courthouse, chatting with a few of Georgetta’s supporters from the anti ‘Fry & Spy’ meter cause (also here, and here), it dawned on me once more, strikingly, how the system is antihuman. [Just walking into the courthouse, as when I go to the state capitol, I feel I’m walking into some Medieval torture chamber administered by priests high and low, who mainly just go through the motions, follow a domination script set in stone by some unapproachable, ancient deity. Continue reading →
Proposed jury solution to occupation of Malheur facility works for all disputes
What happened, based on intersection of mainstream and alternative sources:
On Saturday, January 2, 2016, a ‘militia’ of several dozen men, some from outside the area, took control of the facilities of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge (run by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) of the Department of the Interior)—in large (10,000+ sq. miles), sparsely populated (7,422) Harney County, 30 miles SE of Burns, Oregon. The federal property was closed and unstaffed for the holiday weekend.
The occupation came shortly after an estimated 300 marchers—militia and local citizens both—paraded through Burns to protest the prosecution of two Harney County ranchers, Dwight Hammond, Jr. and Steven Hammond, who are to report to prison on Monday. Among the occupiers is Ammon Bundy, son of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, and two of his brothers. The group demands that the Hammonds be released and the federal government relinquish control of the Malheur National Forest and observe Constitutionally protected rights for states, counties and individuals to manage local lands. Continue reading →
Editor’s Note: A microcosm of everything scary and wrong about the out of control criminal injustice system, but soon to be rectified by the people as they reassert their grand jury authority for indictment (presentment) against government and government-associated criminals–telling all the officers of the court what to do (instead of the other way around)–and, in this case, they fully empower themselves by understanding their inalienable rights to decide facts and law in any criminal prosecution. [Though they almost always have good reason, they can let a man go free for whatever reason they wish… because the prosecutor is inflicting them with bad breath. The people have the power, they’ve been fooled into thinking they do not.] — bw
Let’s see, roughly a year ago, as our LP of Michigan state convention was approaching, an author of a book was making the rounds of LP sites—I’ve been Webmaster of the LPM since November 2009—and he sent me a note about his book about grand juries, The Hidden 4th Branch: A corrupt government’s worst nightmare. He asked for the LPM to pass a simple resolution to support grand juries investigating and indicting corrupt government behavior.