by MG William Flatt
By now you have already been well-informed about the disaster that hit New Orleans earlier this month. I shouldn't be surprised by the incompetence of the federal government in responding to what by all accounts is the sort of natural disaster that is the easiest to prepare for: hurricanes happen every year, and while not all storms hit shore, they happen often enough that we have lots of experience with them and they move slow enough to make every advance preparation when they threaten to hit somewhere.
While it is a tragedy that so many people were victimized, and that too many people died because they were waiting for rescue, that's not even the half of it! It is unconscionable that government agencies at all levels told people to "do this, go here, wait and we will help you"; and that people did what they were told to do and lost their lives for it. Heads should be rolling, but I see already that government officials are circling the wagons as they always do when they screw up. Scratch that - according to G. Edward Griffin, the federal government response achieved exactly what it intended!
The only bright spot in this disaster is the fact that all Americans have been given a first class lesson in the folly of trusting their lives, property & liberty to a corrupt and hostile federal government! Isn't it strange that food and water could not be sent in, but somehow police were sent in, not to help but to to confiscate guns?
Apparently this soldier is completely unaware of the awesome power of the 4th Nuremburg Principle, which holds that it is ALWAYS a crime to carry out an order that one knows is illegal, and that it is one's absolute legal and moral obligation to refuse and disobey such orders! You cannot say you are "just following orders"; German businessmen who supplied poison gas to concentration camps were sentenced to death at Nuremburg.
It is simply unlawful to obey an unlawful order!! In America, this principle applies to the Constitution, and usually among the several states.
In Indiana, the statutory authority is codified as such:
IC 1-1-2-1: Laws Governing the State
The law governing this state is declared to be:
First. The Constitution of the United States and of this state.
Second. All statutes of the general assembly of the state in force, and not inconsistent with such constitutions.
Third. All statutes of the United States in force, and relating to subjects over which congress has power to legislate for the states, and not inconsistent with the Constitution of the United States.
Fourth. The common law of England, and statutes of the British Parliament made in aid thereof prior to the fourth year of the reign of James the First (except the second section of the sixth chapter of forty-third Elizabeth, the eighth chapter of thirteenth Elizabeth, and the ninth chapter of thirty-seventh Henry the Eighth,) and which are of a general nature, not local to that kingdom, and not inconsistent with the first, second and third specifications of this section. (Formerly: Acts 1852,1RS, c.61, s.1.)
To wit; If you enforce an unconstitutional law, you are breaking the law! This is reinforced by the Supreme Court in decisions like Marbury v. Madison, which states that "all laws repugnant (contrary) to the Constitution are Null and Void", not merely in construction, but as if they NEVER existed.
I also find it no coincidence that these orders were given before most members of the Louisiana Militia (not the National Guard) could return to their homes. If this had been done in the midst of patriots unafraid to defend against an illegal action, there could have been real trouble. On an ABC News video segment, one soldier spoke of how it may become necessary to shoot and kill American citizens.
"No civilians in New Orleans will be allowed to carry pistols, shotguns or other firearms...Only law enforcement are allowed to have weapons. We're going to take all the weapons."-P. Edwin Compass III, Supt. of Police
I also believe this was a blessing in disguise because recent circumstances have left patriots and militiamen in a financial situation that would have hindered an effective response to such a provocative act. To effect a large-scale arrest of military units engaging in illegal activity would be problematic for a largely unprepared militia... Unprepared, I say, because of a failure to network effectively with patriots and other militia units from coast to coast.
Just so you don't misunderstand me, let me speak plainly: The federal government (the military in particular) manufactured the Katrina disaster to
I hope that those who were involved in this abomination realize that next time, there will be a measured response to any attempt to confiscate our means to resist a totalitarian police state. While the mainstream (what I call the 'lamestream') may disparage the militia message, we know beyond any doubt that there is indeed a design to reduce us to absolute servitude; and this judgment is not merely our own but the conclusion of many ordinary Americans and many libertarian-thinking organizations that are in no way affiliated with the militia movement at all!
Oh, and before I end, allow me to share this:
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