Class On US Constitution (2003)
Taught by Michael Badnarik
Produced by Michael Badnarik
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If you don't know the difference between a right and a privilege, this is a must
see! If you think you know the difference, then answer this question: Is the US
a democracy? For the answer (surprisingly), watch this class
Imagine Bush and Kerry in a debate with Badnarik... He'd wipe the floor with both of them.
Alaska Militia - Template for Success
Before the Declaration of Independence, delegates disagreed, sometimes
vociferously, about how to resolve the conflict with King George III. Samuel
Adams advocated the use of physical force to put an end to tyranny, whereas
Benjamin Franklin insisted that peaceful negotiation was the preferred method of
resolution. The same arguments were made by delegates to the Continental
Congress 2009. Some delegates expressed concern that aggressive comments by the
body would be construed as "domestic terrorism" resulting in arrests and
prosecution by the government. Others eloquently insisted that we should openly
demand government compliance with the Constitution, threatening them with life
imprisonment for treason if they didn't.
One of the delegates advocating a more assertive, uncompromising position was
Schaeffer Cox, a handsome young delegate from Alaska. Schaeffer was so young, I
wondered how he managed to win a seat as a delegate from our largest state. My
curiosity was eliminated after listening to Schaeffer's articulate oratory for
only a few minutes. Without resorting to emotional outbursts, he explained that
government corruption had already exceeded a level necessary for rational people
to take more forceful action. Not surprisingly, his comments generated fear in
those delegates already worried about government reprisals. Many others, myself
included, found his comments refreshing and invigorating.
Fortunately for all Americans, Mr. Cox does not just "talk the talk". He has be
very active in establishing an Alaskan Militia that claims approximately 3,500
members. In a very bold move, the Alaskan Militia delivered copies of the
declaration they had signed to numerous State troopers and police officers. They
explained that if any member of the militia was harassed or abused, or if their
houses were subjected to "unreasonable searches and seizures", that the families
of those police officers would be subjected to the same form of treatment.
Let's examine the typical police response to any report of crime, including
traffic infractions. The alleged criminal is quickly surrounded by "overwhelming
odds", sometimes as high as fifteen police officers for one non-violent suspect.
Sadly, I know this from personal experience. The intention is to create a
situation where peaceful surrender occurs because resistance is futile. What
would happen if dozens of armed militia members surrounded police officers at a
suspected crime scene? It might surprise you to know that police officers can be
convinced to lower their guns and return to their cars because - standing down
is much safer than flashing your badge and insisting that you are working in an
official government capacity.
This isn't a fictional account from a new action movie. It is a story related to
me by my good friend, Schaeffer Cox. Schaeffer has also told me other personal
stories that have occurred since we met at the Continental Congress in St.
Charles, Illinois. The important lesson that I hope everyone will learn from
these stories is that the most idealistic principles are worthless if people are
unwilling to enforce them. Whereas most people assume that the threat of force
against the government inevitably ends in bloodshed, just the opposite can be
true when done properly. Alaskan officials may not like the state militia, but
they have already shown themselves to be a literal force to be reckoned with.
This supports an idea that I have expressed for years. We cannot be the "land of
the free" if we are not also "the home of the brave".
I will be traveling to Alaska in late October to present my class in Fairbanks
and Anchorage. I plan to arrive early enough to learn what I can about militias
from Schaeffer, and hopefully duplicate his efforts in the Lone Star State.
Schaeffer also plans to build a website that outlines the steps they took to get
where they are today. When this movement finds itself well entrenched in all
fifty states - and I assume that it will - then we will have successfully
restored the vision of "Liberty and justice for all" envisioned by the Founding