Coming To A Sheriff’s Office Near You

On the front cover of Washington State’s August 2015 “Inlander” magazine, Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich is shown hands on hips standing on top of the “Don’t Tread On Me” (Gadsden) flag. The title of the article is “Daring To Tread.”

The sheriff and at least one of his deputies have verbalized opinions that “constitutionalists” are threats to the sheriff’s office, the federal government, and to the country itself. Sheriff Knezovich even went so far as to compare “constitutionalists” with the Sunni Muslim terror group ISIS. The deputy indicated that the presence of armed “constitutionalists” in the county was the principal reason why the sheriff’s office was amassing military equipment. When asked to name names as to who he was referring to, Spokane County’s highest-ranking law enforcement officer (Sheriff Knezovich) named Washington State Representative Matt Shea and radio talk show host Alex Jones (who resides in Texas, not Spokane County, Washington).

Writing for InfoWars.com, Mikael Thalen reports, “The Inlander piece highlights the sheriff’s ongoing campaign against local conservative groups who he feels are pushing dangerous rhetoric. When asked to specifically name those responsible, Knezovich pointed to both Rep. Shea and ‘all those folks that created the video about the Deputy.’

“Knezovich’s statement refers to exclusive footage released by Infowars last December which highlighted unsettling comments made by a Spokane sheriff’s deputy as he stood next to the department’s mine-resistant ambush protected military vehicle (MRAP). After a local resident approached and questioned law enforcement’s need for military hardware, the deputy immediately used ‘constitutionalists’ with ‘firearms’ as justification.

“‘I mean, we’ve got a lot of constitutionalists and a lot of people that stockpile weapons, lots of ammunition,’ the deputy said. ‘They have weapons here locally.’”

The report continued saying, “‘Instead of apologizing for the comments made by his deputy, Sheriff Knezovich essentially blamed Infowars for daring to report on the issue, claiming that the quote was taken out of context while failing to explain how such a brazen statement could be taken for anything other than its face value,’ noted Infowars’ Paul Joseph Watson at the time.

“Speaking with Infowars, Rep. Shea expressed outrage at Knezovich’s latest comments and also the article’s analysis on a local pastor.

“‘I fought Islamic terrorists on the ground in Iraq face-to-face,’ Shea said. ‘I lost a man–who was a Christian and who would have fit the Sheriff’s definition of a constitutionalist–under my command fighting Islamic terrorists.’

“‘It is outrageous to compare constitutionalists and Christians to ISIS! We believe in freedom. We believe in liberty. A value set that is rooted in the Judeo-Christian tradition. ISIS is anathema to those things. I call on every Christian and constitutionalist in this country to demand an apology from this Sheriff for his outrageous comments and demand his immediate resignation.’”

See the written and video reports here:

Sheriff Compares Constitutionalists To ISIS

Readers should know that Representative Shea served in the U.S. Army with two combat tours overseas, including eight months in Bosnia as a platoon leader, and eleven months in Baghdad, Iraq, as a company commander. Matt was awarded a Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, and Combat Infantryman’s Badge along with other awards and commendations. Matt was also distinguished as being the top rated Captain in his Battalion. This is the man that Sheriff Knezovich says is as dangerous as ISIS.

Unfortunately, Sheriff Knezovich is illustrative of the propaganda that local and State police agencies and sheriff’s offices are receiving from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Working in tandem with the ultra-left wing hate group, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), DHS constantly feeds anti-conservative, anti-constitutionalist, anti-patriot, anti-Christian, anti-veterans propaganda to local police agencies via its numerous “fusion centers” across the country.

See this report:

The Threat To Freedom: The Southern Poverty Law Center And The Department Of Homeland Security

Add a historical and constitutional ignorance with a personal lust for power, and sheriffs and police chiefs across the country readily buy into the DHS propaganda. The result is men like Sheriff Knezovich and his deputy.

I dare say that a good many of the readers of this column reside in counties in which the sheriff feels exactly as does Sheriff Knezovich. Thank God, not all of our sheriffs and city police chiefs fall into this category. Some of them have actually read the Constitution and Bill of Rights and are devoted to protecting the liberties of the citizens in their cities and counties. But far too many of them are of the ilk of Sheriff Knezovich.

But once again, I must ask, where are the pastors? Where are the pastors in Spokane County, Washington?

Spokane County, Washington, is filled with Christians and churches. It is a God-fearing community. Why are the pastors of Spokane County not rallying their churches against the obviously anti-Christian, anti-patriot, anti-constitutionalist bigotry of this sheriff’s office? Every pastor in the county and every church congregation in the county should be demanding with protests, phone calls, emails, letters, etc., that this sheriff resign. This should continue every day in perpetuity until he does so.

I’ll say it plainly: the only reason we have tyrannically-inclined men like Sheriff Knezovich in public office is because our pastors don’t have the man-stuff to stand up against it. We have corrupt, unconstitutional civil magistrates because America’s pastors willingly, sheepishly, cowardly go along with it. Behind every Big Government toady like Sheriff Knezovich are scores and hundreds of pastors who are aiding and abetting him.

Think what could happen in Spokane County, Washington–and in counties across America–if our pastors would courageously lead their congregations to stand against this kind of corruption and abuse of power. Just think!

Did our plucky pastors in Colonial America lead the Christian people of America to cast off the tyranny of the British Crown only to have their spiritual descendants in the pulpits willfully sit back as indifferent bystanders and allow the sons of the patriots to be led into servitude like sheep? Jonas Clark, Joab Houghton, John Peter Muhlenberg, James Caldwell, and the rest of the Black Regiment must be turning over in their graves.

In the meantime, Christians, constitutionalists, and gun owners in Spokane County, Washington, have a sheriff’s office that considers them to be potential terrorists in the similitude of ISIS.

Once again, we see how DHS training and indoctrination is teaching our local police agencies to regard freedom-loving Americans as the enemy. Now you know: all of those armored vehicles and military hardware owned by your local police department or sheriff’s office are purchased for the purpose of being used against us “constitutionalists.” Be sure to watch the video report contained  in the Infowars.com news story linked earlier in this column. And then please remember what the Spokane County sheriff’s deputy said the next time you see one of those big armored vehicles rolling down the streets of your community.

How does it happen that local sheriff’s deputies can relate people who support the Constitution of the United States to Islamic terrorists? And tell me again what it was that those deputies and police officers swore an oath to, if it wasn’t the Constitution of the United States?

Then again, I remember sitting across the lunch table recently with an elected county official and asking him to tell me what the oath was he took when he was first elected to public office, and he candidly (and sheepishly) told me he couldn’t remember. It is obvious that Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich doesn’t remember, either.

P.S. In light of the existence of constitutionally-illiterate and tyrannically-predisposed sheriffs like Ozzie Knezovich, let me remind readers that we have just recently produced an hour-long DVD wherein my son, Attorney Tim Baldwin, lectures (complete with instructional slides) on the topic: “Police Contact: How To Respond.”

Tim explains your rights and the law regarding police contacts in a variety of circumstances, such as traffic stops, etc. He explains the rights and protections you have under the Constitution. He presents a constitutional, legal analysis of what you should and shouldn’t do when brought into contact with a police officer, sheriff’s deputy, or highway patrolman.

Tim is a former felony prosecutor and is now a criminal defense attorney. He has seen both sides of the criminal justice system and is imminently qualified to discuss this subject. He knows that for an attorney to best protect his or her clients, they need to know how to protect themselves before and during the investigative and arrest procedures.

As his dad, I can tell you he taught me a lot! Believe me, being informed of your legal rights and responsibilities under the law is very empowering, which is exactly what America’s Founding Fathers intended. True power, true authority, rests with the People under God and the Constitution. Police officers are SERVANTS of the People and are as obligated to obey the Constitution as are each of us. Knowing these rights and protections will give you much CONFIDENCE when you are pulled over by a police officer.

Let me hasten to say that I am ALWAYS respectful to a police officer. And so should we always be. We must respect his position. But mostly, we must respect the law that he, the police officer, is sworn to uphold. But how can we respect the law if we don’t even know and understand the law? How can officers improve their law-enforcement practice unless citizens know when police are following the law? How is the legal system benefited if police can trample citizens’ constitutional rights with the consent of the people? Tim’s DVD will help tremendously in this regard.

In light of the climate that we all live in today, I cannot emphasize enough how important it is that we become familiar with our constitutional rights and responsibilities. If enough of the American people would learn these constitutional principles, they could stem the growing tide of unconstitutional conduct by our public servants, including, and especially, by those in law enforcement.

DONALD TRUMP IS STIRRING UP THE POT

Yes, Donald Trump causes me to be as happy as I can stir myself to be over a corrupt and venal political party that needs to die.  But once again, we need to remind ourselves that the race for president is a rigged game.  So an outsider (if any billionaire friend of the Clintons might be called that) comes in to raid the cookie jar, and he will discover quickly that the Establishment of both parties will march in lock-step to prevent his attaining the office.  And should he win (I will bet a large sum that he will not), and should he live (I should not want to be his insurance company), you may be sure that he will be thwarted at every turn by every bureaucrat and every government employee and politician up and down the line.  I agree that his brash approach is refreshing.  Someone who is not politically correct is as refreshing as they are amusing. 

But Trump arrives on the scene, not because of wisdom, much less because of morality, but by instinct, ego and power.  He is very much like a conquering general, or perhaps a pharaoh, with no concept of the restrictions imposed by our Constitution.  Trump is accustomed to giving several seconds of deliberation to a question and coming to a decision, expecting his will to be implemented, without dissension.  If the same problem returns to his desk, he expects heads to roll.  If Trump were to ascend, and to succeed, America might yet become a stronger Empire than before, but we will never see a constitutional republic under this kind of emperor.  America is at the point that we need a Moses, not a Pharaoh.  Donald Trump is no Moses.  And yet, I see gullible Republicans falling down and hailing him as our Redeemer from bondage.  He may well lead us out of bondage into the Wilderness, but he is incapable of leading us to Mt. Sinai.

In the meantime, the States remain emasculated, thanks to the "Progressives" and their 17th Amendment.  If we cannot get any traction to repeal that amendment, then we cannot hope to see a return to a federated republic.  If you were to stop the next 100 people you meet in the street and ask them what is the 17th Amendment, how many do you think could even tell you?  I’m thinking "one" is a low guess.  (For the benefit of the 99, the 17th literally castrated the States, ripping away their authority to appoint two senators to represent them in Congress.  It provided for the popular vote of the Senate by The People, who already had one house in the legislature, giving us a much more democratic form of government, a much less republican form of government.  The 17th destroyed the Republic more effectively than did Mr. Lincoln’s War.  The States formed the Union, not the other way around, with the idea that it would act as a Servant "to the States and to the People, respectively."  But under the Marxist regime of Woodrow Wilson, the Servant revolted, and actually succeeded in severing the ties that bound them, throwing off the yoke of servitude, becoming instead the Master.  And what does the Bible say about that?  "Woe to the land whose king was a servant and whose princes feast in the morning." (Ecclesiastes 10:16, NIV)

We are now an oligarchy ruled by pharaohs and their minions.  We go through the motions of an election because it keeps the masses, well, distracted, if not happy. 

And yet, the States still retain a modicum of power in their ability to amend the Constitution.  Were they to find the political will to REPEAL the 17th Amendment, by a vote of 37 state legislatures, they could actually return us to a federated republic, and many, many problems of our Ship of State could then be addressed.  Our States and The People could actually become partners once again, and the Feds could actually be under control.  Can a nation which does not understand the problem be expected to find the solution?

The problem now is that it would be like turning a ship around in the middle of a hurricane.  Could we survive the process?  It would require an able-bodied crew of seamen, which we do not have.  It would require a sound hull, and we all know our "ship of state" has a rotten, leaky hull.  It would require a buoyancy that the American economy has not demonstrated, having driven our productive sector to many foreign countries, and financed our enemies, who are lurking in the deep even now, circling the boat and grinning with expectation.  I am not an optimist, when I consider the big picture.  I see a horizon glowing alright, but it’s not a dawn, it’s a fiery sunset, replete with economic collapse, foreign enemies poised to strike, massive unemployment, a four-way cultural/racial war (white, black, Hispanic and Muslim), moral degeneration, a collapsed system of education — all of this and for a crew to solve these problems, we are forced to rely on a coming generation of amoral high-tech narcissists with unparalleled computing power.  This coming generation has not yet discovered the APP for Common Sense, much less for Moral Foundations.

Both a political and an economic collapse are imminent, Bob.  With 51% of the population receiving some kind of an "entitlement" or emolument from the government, how long can that last?  The answer is simply this:  "As long as the people will accept play money and pretend it is real."  I think that time is coming to an end, perhaps gradually, perhaps suddenly.  I hope you have a plan for your family to survive, economically, because our best-laid plans to rescue a dying nation are in great jeopardy. 

People don’t want to return to our Foundations – they want a king to make the hard decisions to rule over them, just like the ancient Hebrews.  As a punishment, God gave them what they asked for. 

People may well dance in the streets over the candidacy of Donald Trump, because they are grasping at straws.  They would do much better to find two solid constitutionalists, committed to repealing the 17th, and elect them as state representative and state senator, respectively.  The election of the state legislature is far more important in 2016 than the shell game called a presidential election.  I like a good show, and Donald Trump provides entertainment value, but when the chips are down, the race for president is of little more import to our nation’s future than the long list of "reality shows" on television. 

If we don’t restore the States to the table of governance, then the Republic is dead, and we must arrive at a whole ‘nuther range of options to consider. 

Cecil The Lion, The Fire Of Molech, Dr. Mengele, And Planned Parenthood

While the propaganda media and their friends in animal rights extremism are going bonkers over the apparent accidental harvesting of a lion in Zimbabwe, the video evidence of Planned Parenthood doctors selling aborted baby parts barely rates a mention. In this absolutely convoluted, confused, and crazy society in which we find ourselves, timeless, tested, and traditional values have been turned completely upside down.

It is no hyperbole to say that when a nation loses the moral conscience that serves to protect the lives of its own children, that nation cannot long endure. It has been over 42 years since the Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion on demand was rendered. Think of it: no American under the age of 42 can even remember a time when their country protected the lives of unborn babies. This has resulted in a society whose conscience has been seared and whose values have been skewed.

In the minds of multiplied millions of Americans (including many lawmakers, journalists, television pundits, college professors, high school teachers, judges, and even pastors and ministers), an animal’s life has more value than a baby’s. Truly, did the Apostle Paul warn, “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.” (Romans 1:22, 23)

Only human beings are made in the image of God. Only human beings have eternal souls that will live forever in either Heaven or Hell. Only human beings have a God-consciousness and moral makeup in their hearts. Only human beings live together under a moral code of conduct.

Find two people copulating in public and they will be summarily arrested. Find a man who kills his fellow man and he will be summarily taken by authorities to face a court of law. Find a maniacal murderer like Jeffrey Dahmer, who kills and then eats his victims, and the outrage of human justice will be swift. Yet, these behaviors are daily occurrences in the animal kingdom. What’s the difference? One group is comprised of people made in the image of their Creator; the other group is comprised of beasts.

In fact, both Natural and Revealed Law teaches us that our Creator intended that man have dominion over the animal kingdom. “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” (Genesis 1:26)

Animals have served the needs of mankind since man was first created. In the Garden of Eden, God killed animals for the purpose of clothing a spiritually-fallen Adam and Eve. Animals have been used to clothe man, feed man, prosper man, protect man, please man, sustain man, ad infinitum, ever since the dawn of human history.

Our grocery stores are filled with the flesh of animals, which are bought and sold for one man’s profit and another man’s sustenance. The furs of animals have both adorned and warmed the bodies of human beings from time immemorial. Animals (along with fish and fowl) have plowed our fields, provided our milk and eggs, eased our journeys, and assisted our medicinal needs ever since God created them. Indeed, they were created specifically for that very purpose.

Even hunting animals serves a meaningful purpose: not only does hunting bring self-sufficiency and sustenance to man, but it greatly helps to preserve the animal species being hunted. Every State in the Union has game management programs that allow citizens to harvest animals in such a way that preserves the animal species being hunted. If suddenly men were unable to hunt wildlife, many of those species would soon disappear. Hunting and harvesting animals is just one way in which mankind exercises his God-ordained dominion over the animal kingdom.

Would we condone or authorize men to hunt and kill their fellow man? Would we authorize men to take the skin off of slain human beings and sell them? Would we condone barbaric men who would kill their fellow man for the express purpose of harvesting and selling their organs?  Such a thought is repulsive beyond description to any sane, rational human being. Yet, that is exactly what the abortion industry is doing to the most innocent and helpless human beings of all: unborn babies in the wombs of their mothers.

All of us are now aware of the videos showing Planned Parenthood abortion doctors bargaining over the sale of aborted baby parts–like an auctioneer would bargain over the sale of cattle. This is NOT a recent development. I remember talking about these-type news stories on my radio talk show during the Clinton years. How long before that it has been taking place, we can only guess. Probably from the inception of legalized abortion.

Currently a variety of products commonly consumed in the United States contain aborted fetal material, including spices and seasonings from the Ajinomoto Company; refrigerated coffee creamers from the Nestle Company; and Maggi brand instant soups, bouillon cubes, ketchups, sauces, seasoning, and instant noodles. The Neocutis Company uses aborted baby material in their anti-aging skin creams.

A host of vaccines contain aborted baby material, including MMR II for measles, mumps, and rubella (Merck); ProQuad: MMR plus Chickenpox (Merck); Varivax for Chickenpox (Merck); Havrix for Hepatitis A (Glaxo SmithKline); Twinrix for Hepatitis A and B combo (Glaxo); Zostavax for shingles (Merck); Imovax for rabies (Sanofi Pasteur); Acambis 1000 for Smallpox (Acambis); etc.

See the report here:

U.S. Aborted Fetal Products

Also see this report:

Morally Tainted: Products Made Possible By The Killing Of Innocent Human Life

Those who choose to donate their organs to medical science after their natural death are certainly morally justified. If a baby dies from natural causes and the parents decide to donate the baby’s organs to medical science, they, too, are morally justified–but to purposely murder a human being (born or unborn) for the intention of financial profit must be placed among the most evil and wicked of crimes.

The ancient pagan nations of the Canaanites, Ammonites, and Baalites would take their own children and burn them to death as sacrifices to the god Molech. Have you ever researched what a saline abortion does? Using this method of abortion, the unborn baby is chemically burned to death. And what is the god that these precious babies are being sacrificed to? The god of convenience, maybe? Oh, yes, and the god of money, for sure!

Dr. Joseph Mengele was the notorious Nazi doctor who is reputed to have superintended over the deaths of more than 400,000 people at Auschwitz. He also reportedly kept thousands of people alive so as to perform merciless and tortuous experiments on them. And all of this was done in the name of “medical research.” Eyewitnesses said that during his experiments, he would often cut living babies out of their mothers’ wombs and simply toss them into the oven.

To this, Matt Barber writes, “Cryin’ shame. Were he [Mengele] alive today and working for Planned Parenthood, Mengele’s abortion could have easily yielded an extra $300 for this ‘intact specimen.’”

See Matt’s column here:

No Difference Between Planned Parenthood Selling Aborted Babies For Research And Josef Mengele

But even after the video evidence of Planned Parenthood abortionists bargaining over the sale of aborted baby parts, our U.S. Senate cannot even muster enough votes to defund this sadistic organization. And the House of Representatives decided that taking a recess was more important than even voting on the matter. Yes, folks, your tax dollars and mine are supporting the abortion doctors at Planned Parenthood.

And lest my devout Republican friends immediately argue that the majority of senators that voted to not defund PP were Democrats, let me remind you that for half of G.W. Bush’s eight years in office, the Republican Party controlled the entire federal government: the White House and both houses of Congress. Yet, the GOP made absolutely NO ATTEMPT to defund Planned Parenthood. Republicans had plenty of opportunity to defund these baby killers, but they chose to do NOTHING. In truth, both parties in Washington, D.C., are dripping with the innocent blood of millions of innocent unborn babies.

Legalized abortion has seared the conscience of America. Is it any wonder that SCOTUS recently legalized same-sex marriage? Over four decades of the callous slaughter of unborn babies has warped our country’s entire value system.

Right after the verses in Romans chapter one that I quoted earlier come these verses: “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:  And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.” (Vss. 26, 27)

The legalization and social promotion of sodomy is the direct judgment of God upon a people whose value system places the lives and worth of beasts above the lives and worth of human beings who are created in the image of God.

Certainly, no man filled with the love of God will deliberately and purposely mistreat a family pet or even a wild animal. “A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast.” (Proverbs 12:10)

Ethical hunters desire a clean kill. Follow-up shots on a downed, wounded animal are for the intent of ending its misery. I’m sure this was the case for the dentist who accidentally killed a protected lion in Zimbabwe.

In my mind, the doctor is telling the truth when he says he didn’t realize that the lion was protected. Remember, the man had paid over $50,000 for his lion hunt in Zimbabwe. Big game hunting is a major industry there. Remember, too, that he had a local guide. It was the guide’s responsibility to make sure that his hunter/guest followed all of the regulations and protocols relative to the animal he was hunting. If we are going to be outraged at the killing of this beast, we should be outraged with the Zimbabwean guide. On a guided hunt, no hunter takes a trophy without the express permission of his or her guide. To think that this dentist would pay that kind of money and submit himself to the instruction and supervision of a local guide and then turn around and deliberately defy his guide and harvest an illegal animal is ludicrous. Truly, if the American hunter failed to realize the animal was protected, it was positively the guide’s fault.

As it is, this dentist is in hiding for fear of his life and is the subject of just about every type of verbal, emotional, and personal abuse possible. At the same time, however, the baby killers at Planned Parenthood receive the approbation, and even federal funding, of the U.S. government, and enjoy the politically-correct protection of the mainstream media–as well as many celebrities, entertainers, college professors, and even State governors, legislators, and attorney generals.

Folks, we are watching a nation die in front of our very eyes. People who cannot tell the difference between human life and animal life, people who value animal life above human life, and people who are outraged over the accidental killing of a lion, but who, at the same time, condone the wanton and deliberate murder of innocent unborn babies, are people who are void of any semblance of a civilized mind.

America is following the path of condemned nations before us. Meanwhile, the churches of America continue their fun, frolicking, and frivolity. So, tell me again who is really to blame.