From the July 2003 Idaho Observer:
I'm from the government and I am here to harass you and eat out your substance
This month's edition of The IO has shown beyond doubt that government structures in America, from the White House on down to the most understaffed small-town agency, is obsessed with knowing our every move in an attempt to tax and regulate it. Total Information Awareness (recently changed to Terrorist Information Awareness) within the Department of Homeland Security has publicly announced its plans to network all public and private databases and other information sources so the complete electronic and paper record of ourselves will be available to interested government agents. Manufacturers are chipping clothes and hard goods; your car's black box will tell on you for speeding; cameras are positioned at intersections and on buildings in hundreds of thousands of locations across the country; suspected violation of any one of millions of city, county, state or federal statutes has become an excuse to enter and search and confiscate private property and suspend citizens' rights to engage in peaceable commerce pending the outcome of an alleged investigation. It has gotten to the point where government trains its legions of agents to approach the citizenry as if they have no right to privacy and must acquiesce to government authority -- period.
Most Americans seem to have accepted their societal conditioning and simply accept government's right to invade and destroy the lives of its citizen/subjects. The conditioning has not taken in some Americans, however. They believe that people create governments to serve them and that the creation can never have more authority than the creator; they believe all men have the right to life, liberty and to accumulate property; that for a crime to be committed one must first damage or destroy another's property or person.
Yet to governments in dawn-of-the-21st-century America, all human activities are taxed and regulated; to deviate from the regulations, even if such deviation caused no bodily injury or damage to another, leaves one subject to fines or imprisonment at the government's discretion. The Founding Fathers observed in the Declaration of Independence, signed July 4, 1776, that the King of England had committed many crimes against the people in the colonies. Among those things, He has erected a multitude of new Offices and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.
Our government has, also among other things, erected a multitude of new offices and has hired swarms of officers to harass Americans and eat out their substance. When King George failed to recognize the rights of the common man, armed rebellion ensued and a new country was born. Though the majority of today's Americans prefer to abide the increasingly invasive and injurious policies of government, some have had enough and will not take it anymore.
The sign at below was created by Terry-Lee of Brauner and is posted in plain sight at his place of business in Kettle Falls, Washington. Think about what this sign really says. It is stating that he who posts this sign at their home or place of business views government officers as a greater threat to their safety and security than gangs of armed robbers.
It seems we as a nation, at least in the minds of some Americans, have come full circle: We have a government as oppressive as the one from which the colonists were forced of necessity to separate. (DWH)
Warning! Private Property
Persons entering this property must hold contract or license with the owner or tenant granting ingress with indemnity, and carry on-person proper identification to verify such contract or license.
You are hereby notified, that the owner or tenant of this property requires all public officials, agents, or person(s) to abide by the Supreme Law of the Land, the constitution for the united States of America, A.D. 1789-91 and the first ten lawfully ratified amendments thereto.
Owner or tenant does not permit any access, search, audit, assessment, or inspection whatsoever of this property without the presentation of a warrant, prepared as prescribed by constitutional amendment IV, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. Alleged zoning or code non-compliances do not establish constitutional reasons for entering this property. Violators will be treated as intruders.
Violators take Notice
Any official, agent, or person(s) entering this property without consent of the owner or tenant, without proper warrant as described above, will be treated as an intruder attempting to trespass, extort, injure, harass, intimidate, or otherwise jeopardize the life of the owner or tenant of this property.
Violators may be fined not more than $10,000.00, imprisoned not more than ten years or both. Public law June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 696; Apr. 11, 1969, Public law 90-284, title 1, sec. 103(a), 82 Stat. 75; Nov. 18, 1988, Public law 100-690, title VII, Sec. 7018(a), (b)(1), 102 Stat. 4396.
A person is guilty of criminal trespass if he/she knowingly enters unlawfully upon this property, and could place his/her life at risk.
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