Fed suit seeks damages for illegal arrest and beating of pregnant E. Texas Air Force veteran

Dallas – According to a federal lawsuit, a woman 9 months pregnant who was brutally beaten by law officers in the kitchen of her parents’ home over a bogus writ of attachment to seize her child is due money damages.

Because of that fact, according to the attorney who drafted the federal complaint, the defendants cannot receive the standard protection of qualified immunity because of their official status.

A Grand Jury cleared the officers for the March 3, 2015 attack when Child Protective Services workers refused to let Deanna Jo Robinson see the court papers authorizing their seizure of her child.

She had suffered a domestic violence attack from her husband before fleeing to the home of her parents at Quinlan, Texas near Greenville.

When CPS workers tracked her there, they drew up a writ of attachment in order to serve her, but failed to have it properly executed by the Court, and then neglected to show a return on the certificate of service for the instrument.

Instead, Quinlan police officers and Hunt County Sheriff’s officers arrested her and placed her in the county jail – naked – and corrections officers there denied her prenatal care, even though her injuries showed extensive bruising to her abdomen where they bent her over a kitchen counter and punched the area of her kidneys while placing handcuffs on her.

A home security system caught the attack on video through the lens of a laptop computer placed in the dining room of the home.  Officers and CPS workers were unaware their actions were on surveillance until the video surfaced on YouTube within hours. More than 1.5 million viewers witnessed the attack.

Among the causes of action named in the federal lawsuit filed in the Northern District in this city are illegal arrest and seizure, as well as the use of a falsely sworn legal instrument and denial of civil rights.

Authorities seized Ms. Robinson’s new-born child following his birth a few days after her arrest.

Prosecutors declined prosecution for interfering with the writ of attachment after a state district judge ruled that the order was in fact invalid though represented as a lawful instrument.

When she asked to see the paperwork, testimony showed, a CPS worker named in the federal lawsuit merely flipped open a folder and showed it to her, but did not allow her to read it. At that point, she began to resist her arrest with all her might.

Both of her sons have been returned to her custody.

Texas National founder lays out bold plan for a beleaguered economy

SECOND IN A SERIES ABOUT CORRECTING TEXAS NATIONALITY

John Michael Steele (R) andThomas Maddux (L),  of Texas Nationality 

Dale, Texas – A co-founder of the Texas Nationality movement, John Michael Steele thinks of himself as “just a guy who woke up, and is determined to be free.” He is in no mood to take prisoners in his quest to live in a revitalized republic.

A former tech at Apple and a software systems worker from Austin, he takes a hard line on public debt and what he refers to as Big Oil’s  economic dominance as “the lingering dinosaur of greed.”

He bluffly advocates a switch to electric power provided by turbines fueled with industrial hemp oil.

The federal control of crop subsidies and land loans are something he dismisses as nothing to get too excited about. Let the government absorb the loss. “It’s their debt anyway.”

Forget about central banking and fiat currency, he said in a freewheeling, far-ranging interview. Cash in pocket is to be the new rule.

Hold on to your hat; the electric MagLev express from DFW to Houston is departing – NOW!

Legendary – Could you tell me what drew your interest to becoming a Texas nationalist?

John Michael Steele – 9/11. It just took a long time to learn the right path.

Legendary – Should our state leave the protection of the U.S., how would we defend our petrochemical synthesis and petroleum refinement plants in the Galveston Bay Area and Brazoria County?

John Michael Steele – No army on earth outnumbers the native population. The state is just a creation of the federal government. Repopulate the Republic and we can be free.

Legendary – It occurs to me that pensionados and retirees could continue to live here as expatriates, as they do in Mexico and the Philippines, Belize, Venezuela.

John Michael Steele – They could, but I do not think that is a good idea. They will demand to reinstate the centralization of power. They do not know any other way.

Legendary – Something like 85% of the people live on 15% of the land. Could we re-colonize and decentralize our population?

John Michael Steele – Taking back the physical land is paramount. Then kicking out the federal government agents.

Legendary – So, land reform is as important in this movement as it has been in south and central American republics.

John Michael Steele – Not sure reform is the correct term. Reclaim the Common Law Right to Property without any government interference.

Legendary – It would be quite a battle to disabuse the corporate interests of their dependence on the U.S. Government for crop subsidies and loan programs. Very few people are actually involved in the cultivation and harvesting of most crops.

John Michael Steele – It is the road less traveled, not for the faint of heart…

Legendary – Would you advocate a petroleum depletion tax allowance for domestic production?

John Michael Steele – Fossil fuels have been obsolete for over 100 years. Hemp does everything oil can, but better.

Legendary – So, there would be a de-emphasis of fossil fuel production and consumption. Plant it, grow it, combine it, and press the seeds. I see.

John Michael Steele – Internal Combustion Engines are also obsolete.

Legendary – Turbines?

John Michael Steele – Big Oil is the lingering dinosaur of greed. Electric engines.

Legendary – What about mass transit? Do you see a future in interurban trams?

John Michael Steele – MagLev. Silent, no exhaust.

Legendary – It makes sense, since a huge percentage of people live within a few mils of the DFW, Austin and San Antonio and Houston triangle.

John Michael Steele – As well as longer lines to more distant locations.

Legendary – Would the right of way be acquired through eminent domain?

John Michael Steele – No need, the paths are already clear. Plus VTOL for short hops is easy now.

Legendary – How would the owners be compensated?

John Michael Steele – Again, no need at all.

Legendary – How so?

John Michael Steele – Electric engines can power aircraft if need be. Airships are impressive performers.

Legendary – I see.

John Michael Steele – Run the MagLev along existing highways.

Legendary – Understood.

John Michael Steele – In an elevated configuration, the highways could be left in place, too.

Legendary – All this neatly sidesteps the growing menace of an economic meltdown due to the diminishing potential for converting petrodollars to T-Bond investment.

John Michael Steele – And we can literally grow the materials to do it with – hemp.

Legendary – You’ve given this a lot of thought. Have you figured a way to overcome the objections of folks in the last trimester of their lives who live on pensions and could easily convert their cash to the new Texas currency in order to live in comfort for their final years?

John Michael Steele – They just have to have the guts to realize they have been living in a lie for the last 150 years. Then put them in charge of all the millenials.

Legendary – In terms of currency, how would it be controlled? Would there be a central bank?

John Michael Steele – No central anything. Hard coin in the hands of humans only.

Legendary – Who would examine the banks to see that they are able to remain solvent, to protect the depositors?

John Michael Steele – Their depositors, if people are still foolish enough to trust banksters. Everyone in the banking industry is guilty of fraud at best, treason at worst.

Legendary – These ideas will be considered very radical by large parts of the population. Have you obtained statistics of how many and what part of the population to whom these concepts hold appeal?

John Michael Steele – Popularity is irrelevant; the reality of our time overrides all emotional responses. The dollar is crashing in slow motion, and has lost 98% of its value. Countries around the world are dumping the dollar.

Legendary – So, in the final analysis, it comes down to the money, the gauge of just how much peace and comfort an individual can purchase for his family. Agreed?

John Michael Steele – The sociopaths are in office, and ignoring that is suicidal. No, fiat money is a scam.

Legendary – Can’t beat them without the do re mi.

John Michael Steele – Real wealth is land, gardens, and farms, not skyscrapers, lawns, and piles of paper.

Legendary – How would you satisfy creditors who have an encumbrance upon Texas assets?

John Michael Steele – Let the federal government own that debt; it is theirs.

Legendary – Can you name the single greatest benefit Texas Nationalism holds for the family?

John Michael Steele – The money is counterfeit. Reclamation of real rights – to land, to life.

Legendary – What was the single most compelling experience that led to your present posture?

John Michael Steele – 9/11

Legendary – I thank you for a fabulous interview. Is there anything you would like to add?

John Michael Steele – Knowledge of the Truth is real Power.

Shall I refer to you as the founder, or a co-founder of the Texas National movement?

John Michael Steele – I am just a guy who woke up, and is determined to be free.

Legendary – Splendid.

Bonnie Blue Nation Rising

PROPONENTS SEEK A CORRECTION OF NATIONALITY 

Shawn Watson and family are seeking a departure from U.S. citizenship in favor of a national identity in the State of Texas as a nation state. 

Meridian State Park – When talk turns to matters of state – to have and to have not – and what is most desired, it’s simplest to resort to the most pertinent question of all.

Just what the hell was it woke you folks up as wide awake as you seem to be?

Once the ice is broken, Occam’s razor won’t cut too deeply, and recollections of a multitude of insults to the safety and security of one self and family tumbles out, tripping off the tongue with the ease of a toastmaster in his cups.

As always, the simplest explanation is usually the best one – at least for starters. As to each thing, what is it; of what does it consist?

And so, here in this tiny jewel of a park where one is rarely out of sight of excellent freestone masonry done by desperate men who would have starved to death had not their government provided a place for them to perform their craftsmanship beside a creek dammed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in a box canyon situated between the rocky folds of a pair of flatiron mesas, the time came to speak of the Bonnie Blue, of Texas, the nation among nations, its original Constitution of 1836 voted out at Washington-On-The Brazos, whence the fall drains in this system through the valley of the Bosque – literally, the sticks.

As Mr. and Mrs. Watson – Shawn and Jessica – spoke, there came the tales of a state gone wild in its obsessive desire to control – nearly everything, including the relations between parent and child, employer and employee, landlord and tenant, lawman and citizen – and the resentment flows like new wine. Somehow, it doesn’t sound like the sickness, the offending emotion the court-imposed talking cure hammers upon, but merely common sense.

It is nearly impossible to get through any given day without offending in either a high crime or a misdemeanor in which no one – no one at all, is actually harmed in any really provable way. There is only the adversarial nature of an implacable foe, a state offended by a myriad number of acts in which the state is the only truly offended party. That is, against the peace and dignity of the People of the State of Texas. This is what the ordinary man and woman call “the system.” It’s as real as the orbital patterns of the planet and its star, as pervasive as that heavenly orb’s radiation, as invasive as the sword, the bullet, the poisonous gas, high explosive or fire bombs of any other warrior.

And what is to blame, what condition, what cause of which to complain? Adherents point to the Fourteenth Amendment, which was not necessarily ratified by the legislatures of 37 constituent republics so much as adopted by a military government of occupation of 11 confederated states defeated in the bloodiest and most costly war in the nation’s history.

The sea change, they point out, was a shift from an adherence to natural rights and a focus on civil rights guaranteed by this amendment – and the prolonged civil warfare that exists to this day as a result, warfare which they insist is as real as real may be.

THEY ARE CONSTRUCTION HANDS, the texture of their fingers and palms toughened by years of hard work.

After listening carefully, one realizes that these folks don’t need to return to the land. They live on it, day in and day out, working as hard as they may and unable to get a toe hold from which to perfect title to the place where they may stand their ground.

They are not alone in their idea.

They wish to return to the revolutionary ideals of a nation of men and women who followed the leadership of a visionary General and his Indian Scout, men who saw a need to expand the southwestern border of a nation in which the rule of law prevailed in contrast to a neighboring state in which no rights were to be observed in courts of no record whatsoever, tribunals in which an accused offender or his attorney could get no information as to the nature of the charge, the complaint, a copy of the petition – any of the true facts alleged.

This is serious business, matters under discussion by people who deliver the freight, put up the buildings, cook the food, harvest the crops. Their desire: an understandable rule of law, a body of statutory and common law they are able to comprehend, and through which understanding they may live in peace.

Their strategy, to challenge the jurisdiction of the complaining party, the officer of the State, by correcting their nationality to the status of Texas Nationals.

There is much wisdom in studying the experience of fellow researchers in to the arcana of perfecting land title and abstract questions. Look for help at: http://landgrantpatent.org/

So mote it be.

‘I Broke No Law’ – Militia Chief Answers Critics

“If we lose Texas, we lose it all,” says Militia Commander…

Robert Beverly of TSM Phoenix answered his detractors this way…

Arlington – Robert Beverly – we mistakenly called him John in earlier posts – says he is not only unconcerned with his detractors’ criticism, he welcomes it.

As the Commanding Officer of the Texas State Militia, he is working from inside the law, as a licensed security officer and the chief executive of a Texas corporation. To him, it’s just another chance to demonstrate his organization’s abilities under the law.

Starting as a member of the overpasses protests, he one day got the revelation while dealing with members of the Texas State Militia Vanguard.

It was in a dispute about FCC licensing of ham radios, something he could not make his fellow soldiers understand as a benefit, and the notion came in loud and clear. “Why would you want to fight from outside the law? Why don’t you fight within the law, and you can do it.”

When he couldn’t work the dispute out with the Commanding Officer, he recalls, he submitted his resignation, and that was that. He doesn’t mention anything about a unanimous vote to eject him.

The mission, as Beverly sees it, is to offer anyone who is concerned with the defense of his home, his community, his state, and his nation, with an opportunity to make an informed decision.

That’s part of the challenge,” he said. “Get folks to understand how perverted the law has become.”

At the time he became “unsettled” with conditions of his citizenship, he remembers, “The biggest thing that hit me was my ignorance, and to what degree they control me because of my ignorance. It made me angry and it made me unsettled.”

The key to defense by militia is to organize as security guards, trained under the guidelines and requirements of DPS regulations, vetted as law abiding men and women, and licensed to patrol property with the permission of the land owner.

As a militia sanctioned by the Governor’s Office, “You have to keep it really small; as a security company, I can be as big as I want to be.”

For an investment of from $200 to $300 a person can be trained and licensed as a Level 2 and 3 Security Officer – inclulding an $82 license fee for non-veterans and $32 for veterans – and no law enforcement officer can disarm or arrest them unless probable cause is shown to a magistrate of a legal violation.

DontComply.com Chief Murdoch Pizgatti accused Beverly of legal violations that “will affect his license.”

Beverly wanted to know, “How will that be?”

During the Sam Houston Rally at General Sam Houston’s statue in Hermann Park, he pointed out, “I did not arrest anyone; I did not take away anyone’s weapon. I identified myself only as head of security for Texas State Militia. I can say that all day long. Once I say I’m a security contractor, I have to comply with the requirements of my license. I was wearing only the emblem of the militia; I wore no badge; I wore nothing to show that I’m a security guard.

I broke no law.”

When it comes to casting aspersions, taking matters out of context, or blowing circumstances up out of proportion, “I welcome anyone who questions my motives.”

It only gives him another chance to display his organizational abilities and the advantages of the advantages of the status of his organization.

If a member takes advantage of training levels up to the skill classification of a Level 4 PPL Bodyguard, “You don’t have to worry about these 30.06 and 30.07 signs,” said Beverly. “You can carry your weapon concealed anywhere, anywhere at all, as long as you’re with your client – and you don’t drink.”

This would clearly obviate the need for police officers to become involved with taking care of security in establishments licensed to serve alcoholic beverages. A private security guard could easily head off trouble before it reaches the level of a dreaded municipal disturbance call and an investigation by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission with the attendant 28-day suspension.

It works the same way with border security or any other concern that occurs on private property. “There’s a big difference in training and in application…They could take my weapon away if i’m just a citizen…We’ve been vetted. We are licensed.”

Was there an infiltration of his operation on Saturday?

The answer is yes. Members of ANTIFA and ANONYMOUS were apprehended putting on their masks and costumes in the restroom as the Miller Outdoor Theater.

They never made it to the area controllled by the militia.

Some persons wanted to carry Confederate Battle flags; they were apprehended in the designated parking lot, and isolated across the street in an area reserved for white supremacists.

He also acknowlededged that all security arrangements were suddenly scrubbed and replaced on police orders at 4 a.m., after long and careful planning.

I’m fixing to give Houston a party because of what they did to us on Saturday,” he said. “If we lose Texas, we lose it all. All the rest will fall in line.”

He’s right. As a native of the Bayou City, I like to think of messing with Texas as something akin to tap dancing on a land mine mounted atop a keg of gunpowder. One explosion on the Ship Channel would likely lead to a chain reaction nearly all the way to downtown Houston.

I have spoken.

I am sincere.

So mote it be.

The Legendary

Allege False Flag Event

Murdoch Pizgatti depicted at an open carry event in downtown Temple

Somewhere in the D-FW Metroplex – Murdoch Pizgatti took to the cyber web late Monday to voice a detailed allegation against ‘This Is Texas’ of creating a terrorist campaign.

By posing as ANTIFA activists on quickly fabricated Facebook pages, he alleged in a statement couched as a comment on a RadioLegendary story, This Is Texas spent $4,000 creating a media hoax that struck a terror-filled message in the greater Houston metro area.

We re-print his allegations here:

Holding true to principle, demanding justice, and always watching out for those who will take advantage of people in our community comes at a price. You must be willing to give away all you have to prevent parasites from continuing. We have gone on a hunt for terrorists in our midst that are disguised as patriots. They have put out threats of violence and destruction of property using fake Antifa pages all for political motives trying to get laws passed. These criminals used fear as a tactic to mobilize good hearted men and women. They knowingly took in and spent $4,000.00 of money we all gave even when we barely had enough to eat. People spent limited money on armor and helmets and other gear to be safe against this threat that was a lie. Some took flights, booked hotels and traveled untold miles in cramped cars. All for lies. And now that we are sifting through the records and narrowing it down several people became extremely defensive. We asked one of the Texas Antifa admins to cooperate with us and tell us who the other traitors were. This is the worst type of crime where the people hide their faces behind a keyboard as they spew hate, then smile and pretend to love freedom when you are standing next to them at the event they created from fear. Our motives have been true and honest. Our goal is to expose those that have deceived you.

In response to the slander video by Joseph Walker that he public he’d on Cheryl Walkers page I will quickly hit each point with a rebuttal in the order it appears in the video.

-He admits they knew it was a hoax before hand and decided to go ahead and scam everyone.

-No list was, has or will be given to authorities if the guilty come clean and offer to make whole their damage.

-Matt never met with TNM. There was a quick phone call. We often talk to all groups involved in these big events.

-Matt never went to the cops or talked to any government agent.

-We contacted an admin of the Texas Antifa page and asked for the other admins names.

-He wants you to help hide the identities of the criminal terrorists who posted threats online.

-He doesn’t want you to give us any info on the connections between the This Is Texas group and their Antifa counterpart that were able to have an event based completely off the fear mongering that they or affiliates perpetrated on the Antifa page.

-DontComply has never contacted the authorities to give any information on any criminal activity.

-He claims we hurt the cause by demanding the truth be told and liars admit their deceit.

-He classifies a remark as sexist when upon being harassed by abusive language Murdoch responded to Cheryl Walker “Calm your tits”.

-Again, we have never gone to any cops or threatened to. We have not handed any information to any government agency.

-We never threatened anyone. We did however tell one of the guilty Texas Antifa admins that we would take into consideration any help she may offer. We also never asked for any of Joseph’s personal info or anyone’s personal info. We only asked for names of the guilty.

We will see this through to the end. We want justice and for the deceivers to be exposed for who they really are.

Houston rally a hoax, patriot admits online

ALLEGATIONS FLY IN FULL-FRONTAL PATRIOTIC  FILIBUSTER 

Joseph Robert Walker said Saturday’s  Sam Houston rally was a hoax

SOMEWHERE IN CYBERSPACE – A sensational rally by armed patriots at the Sam Houston statue in Hermann Park was actually a hoax, according to a key participant.

Joseph Robert Walker said only he and a select few knew that there was no plan of attack by ANTIFA and other groups such as Black Lives Matter to demonstrate their desire that General Houston’s statue be removed from its arc de triomphe pedestal located on a hillock in a roundabout at the corner of S. Main Street where Fannin St. crosses and Montrose Blvd. connects.

Naturally, that is why no members of the opposition to preserving Texas history showed up, Walker said in a video statement distributed on Facebook in which he counters a denunciation of three key members of DontComply.com, an armed resistance movement centered in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. In his video, he mentions a statement made by public relations director Matthew Short. Walker alleges Short’s statment is defamatory because it accuses members of TSM Phoenix, a security agency licensed in Texas to do both patrol work and training that will make trainees competent to defend property and persons in the state under contract.

A man who identified himself alternately as John Beverly and at other times Robert Beverly is a principle officer in the company, according to some sources. Others say he has become disaffected with the organization. A receptionist who answered at the corporate headquarters neither confirmed, nor denied that any such person works at the company.

“I don’t know. We have lots of people working in Texas. If he calls in, I will let him know you called,” she said, then slammed down the phone receiver, amid expletives.

Murdoch Pizgatti of DontComply.com said, “This will affect his license.”

The Texas State Militia in an online comment depicting Beverly said, “As posted here on 9/30/2015 (see below for additional details), Phoenix unit is not a sanctioned unit of the Texas State Militia. Nor is this individual, who claims to be the CO of said unit, a recognized member of TSM. He was stripped of any and all official capacity, or membership, in a unanimous 10-0 vote by the COs of the Texas State Militia, on September 30, 2015. He has since thrown a temper-tantrum and used his resources in an attempt to steal the name and reputation of TSM. The video speaks for itself, regarding his commitment to Texas, Texas‘ history, and political correctness.”

Robert, or John Beverly as depicted in an online video made on Saturday

Rumors that the organization was planning a hoax for Saturday at Hermann Park circulated online for all the days of the previous week.

At one point, Beverly in greeting attendees from the deep south discouraged them from flying Confederate battle flags because of a Rolling Stone article that appeared in July, 2014, concerning a protest of a Bureau of Land Management “land grab” of cattle land peripheral to the Red River near Burke Burnet.

“They just latched on to the Confederate flags and it was all over that,” he said.

Murdoch Pizgatti of DontComply.com recalled, “They gave us six pages of pure hate.”

One may hear the remarks of both antagonists, Walker and Matthew Short, by clicking here:

Matthew Short appeared in a live video from Hollywood, where he reported he is involved in principle photography of an investigative film about the liberty movement. 

 

 

‘Preserving our history’

‘THIS IS TEXAS’ FACES DOWN REVISIONISTS – AND THEY BLINK…

Jos. Robt. Walker gives the ancient V sign of the English long bowman, signifying he still has his draw fingers to nock an arrow and rain hell

Houston City – Koloneh still sits astride his horse in the roundabout that leads to the glittering stretch of Main Street known as The Texas Medical Center, past the ivied walls of Rice Institute and the greenery of Hermann Park. His legend provides a dream of freedom in which to believe and carry the fight, and about 600 defiant patriots gathered there on Saturday under the close watch of Houston Police officers to defy the worldwide Islamic fatwah against idolatry of their heros.

Their religious doctrine calls for either the execution by blade, or the accepted surrender of dhimmitude of any who will not yield to the demands of the Prophet Muhammed or accede to the law of their chosen religion – the religion of peace, as it is called.

In the face of their display of armed force, their enemy, the dreaded Fifth Ward Nation of Islam personality known as Quanell X of the New Black Panther Party – as well as representatives of anarchist groups from venues such as Seattle and Boston, New Orleans and Atllanta, and elsewhere throughout the nation, who flooded the city’s backpacker hostels – failed to make an appearance, as promised.

Their goal of demanding in public that the statue of The Raven, Koloneh, the hero of the 18-minute Battle of San Jacinto who presided as Grand Master over the formation of the Grand Lodge of Texas, was forgotten.

Sam Houston’s mount on a pedestal surmounting an elevated arc de triomphe has two raised hooves to signify his war wounds in his youthful fights with the Indians and at San Jacinto, as the commanding general who led from his position astride a horse.

He bled. Twice. As long as his statue is there, any warrior will know that, just by looking.

He fought because Sharp Knife had summoned Past Masters to the White House by personal letter – nothing other than his dinner invitations were ever written or recorded in the annals of the U.S. Government – to advise them that since a member of the Viennese Hapsburg dynasty was in power at Mexico City, the prospect of defending the nation’s southwestern border at the swampy Sabine River, thereby to collect duties and tariffs, repel invaders, and provide for lawful immigration, was nearly impossible. It would be so much better to have more than a thousand miles of cactus and burning sands, wild hogs and rattle snakes, scorpions, and a pitiless sun for a border, he reasoned.

Was it a land grab? Not really. Real property, he reasoned, along with Houston, the former District Attorney of Nashville, Indian Scout and man at arms, is titled, “to have and to hold.”

Double check on the verb, to hold. If you can’t hold it, you have nothing, as it is written and recorded on any deed worth the expense of the paper and ink.

Rousing rebel cheers greeted motorcycle enthusiasts as they arrived

Following an introduction by a citizen journalist, John Robert Walker and his wife Megan, from this city, both armed with AR-15 rifles and handguns, said – nearly in unison – “We are preserving our history.” The man raised his right forefinger and middle finger in the V-shaped salute of the English long bowman, the one intended for the enemy, the one that says, “I have my fingers and they are still fit to nock an arrow, one that is aimed at you, dear boy.”

Their unifying idea is that if your enemy can erase the symbols of a culture’s recorded history, within a generation or two, that culture’s values and principles of organization will fade into the forgotten twilight of a failed civilization.

Every tyrant who has triumphed in the history of mankind has sought similar dominance, they both noted. It is the organizing principle of “This Is Texas,” a controversial patriot organization that is making waves throughout a culture of defiant, wide awake and militant men and women who are hell bent on preserving their freedom so their kids and grandkids may flourish under the system for which Sam Houston, Andrew Jackson, and other members of the Party of Jefferson bled – in war and in peace.

A man who introduced himself as Brett, a third generation Houstonian, said “Something seems to have changed… People don’t seem to want to work.” He mentioned a certain lack of civility in the world.

Visitors to the rally parked in the lot provided for visitors to the Houston Zoo; they were met with air conditioned buses of the type used to shuttle patients to the area’s hospitals for their transportation to the rally, where they would be separated by mounted police from the counter protesters, who never arrived. Each busload were greeted by the deep voiced gravitas of John Beverly, head of security for This is Texas, who said, “Gentlemen, let me remind you – before you pull that weapon . Your life will change forever when you do. There are a lot of numb nuts out there – excuse my language, ladies – and you will be able to recognize them when you see them. When you do, point them out, and we will handle it appropriately.”

Cavalrymen flanked the crowds, ready encircle or outflank trouble

At one point, Beverly’s security forces distributed to each squad handheld tactical radios programmed to the same frequencies.

It was a moment, one representing a quick demonstration of the difference of colors, various signals that prompted the horsemen to encircle an area, or to withdraw and assemble on a different flank. Riflemen arranged themselves in loose-knit ranks of squads awaiting the next event 

As the ceremonies of singing the National Anthem, shaking hands and exchanging delighted hugs progressed, rousing cheers went up as newcomers rode in on their American made V-twin motorcycles, their flags flying. It was a real celebration, the kind of experience that resounds for a lifetime.

Police show their contempt for a ‘numb nuts’ ejected, with bullhorn

One such numb nuts tried to shout down a speaker with a powered megaphone. The crowd of armed men put the sleeve on him; they hustled him with the bum’s rush, his feet barely touching the ground, to the edge of the sidewalk where the Houston cops isolated him and escorted him to the crosswalk in safety. As he remonstrated with them, the cops advised him to leave quietly.

While the cops did this, people shouted such cat calls as “Say goodbye, little feller,” and “Go home and go back to being a keyboard warrior in your parents’ basement while your mama fixes your lunch.”

Wide-eyed kids rode by on the miniature train, their attention drawn to the horsemen, the armed men and women, the many flags unfurled, the esprit de combat oozing electric energy on the village green, the city’s Common where the militia drilled.

‘Something seems to have changed…’ said Brett, ‘People don’t seem to want to work.’ 

It was a peaceful demonstration of a militant society insisting on the respect that comes only when an enemy knows the means of defense is at hand, and the people – We The People – so armed lawfully, will not hesitate to use it. As another man we interviewed said, “There seems to be something different now.” Stepping over the line – the one the Colonel drew with his sword in the sand – will make a man and a woman feel that way.

At some point, in the middle of all this, the police commanders made a quick decision to not enforce the anti-smoking in public ordinance. Just don’t put the butts in the reflecting pool; it makes them soggy and hard to light. Smoke ’em if you got ’em. Field strip the butts and put them in the right place. Suddenly, the elements of the operation had coalesced into an avant village of brothers and sisters in arms.

Police Chief Art Acevedo, who seems to have arrived here as quickly as he could from Austin to take command of the department, could not hide the pleased look on his countenance.

After all, he lives and works in the nation’s third largest community, the worldwide petroleum production capital, and the Space Ci

Houston, we have no problem. It’s just another ordinary day.

I have spoken.

So mote it be.

The Legendary Jim Parks

Why not bus the protesters in air conditioned comfort instead of making them march under arms from the parking areas? Just blocks away, patients who have traveled from all over the world arrive at their hospitals in the same fashion? It’s how things are done in Space City. 

 

A Leopard Who Never Changed His Spots

Vowing he would never change his spots, Sen. Sam Houston gave up his seat in the upper chamber defending the 1850 Missouri Compromise

Houston – The general lay in bed in the Steamboat House at The Hunt, the chosen name for what is now Huntsville, and an antiquated name for “the deer lease.” He coughed his life away in a terminal case of pneumonia, alone, dishonored, shunned by his former colleagues in war and peace. The year, 1863, was one of the darkest in the history of the nation.

Houston had dared to be the only Democrat in the U.S. Senate who voted against the Missouri-Nebraska Act, the recognized precursor to the Civil War by those who cherish the illusion that the nation’s bloodiest conflict was fought over anything other than punitive import tariffs aimed at the agricultural southern states and industrial dominance by the states that remained in the Union and perpetrated what is referred to as the cassus belli, the tipping point that started the “War of Northern Aggression” at Charleston Harbor, South Carolina.

The utter insanity of civil war – either psychological or in real blood and bullets – will repeat itself in the Domed City on Saturday, June 10.

The chosen political street theater is an exercise in revisionist history, the removal of a statue of a person perceived as a militant slaveholder

ANTIFA operatives who are working on behalf of Black Lives Matter are planning to stage a rally and demonstration at the heroic equestrian statue of Gen. Sam Houston where Fannin and Main Streets cross in the Museum District, the entrance to Hermann Park.

Patriots planning to ride in on Harleys and in pickups stocked with well-iced coolers will muster in a supermarket parking lot nearby to prepare for their arrival as mechanized cavalry. The anticipated clash of cultures is as ridiculous as can be, since the objective – Houston’s statue – memorializes a former revolutionary General, two-time President of the Republic of Texas, U.S. Senator, Governor and Presidential aspirant who willingly gave up his political career trying to prevent the further expansion of slavery in what then Senator and President to be John F. Kennedy characterized in his historical work, “Profiles in Courage” as something worthy of honor.

The truth is, the dark horror of it all, is inscribed in the U.S. Constitution, Article 1, Section 2, which provides that… “Representatives and direct taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other persons.”

It was by counting “all other persons” at three-fifths their actual number that the Republic had compromised the issue of parity of the great discrepancy between population of enfranchised citizens in the northern states and those in the south.

This method of determining representation in the lower chamber, which was limited to no more than 30,000 for each District, was repealed by the 14th Amendment, a measure which many activists consider to have never been truly ratified by the states because the eleven former Confederate States were then governed by martial law. Their Congressional delegations were thus prevented from casting their votes in the matter.

It is not surprising that Sylvester Turner, a man of color who came to the Mayoralty in 2016, says the issue is “not even on my agenda.”

Voting against the act that cost Houston his political career was truly courageous because it provided the freedom for states who joined the United States as territories to make their own determination as to what the law of the land would be in regard to involuntary servitude. If ever there was an example of states rights rampant, it was the Missouri-Kansas Act of 1854.

Houston had voted for the Missouri Compromise of 1850, which provided that no state above the latitude of 36 degrees, 30 minutes, would be a slaveholding state.

He sported a leopard skin waistcoat to symbolize, as any self-respecting rooster would, that he was one leopard who would never change his spots. In those days, the rooster was the symbol of the Democrats, rather than the donkey. The Raven was a flashy dresser. During his tenure as the Ambassador for the Cherokee Nation, he often wore beaded buckskins at Washington City as he made his diplomatic rounds.

Now, they have come for his statue, which depicts him astride his war pony, one of three shot from underneath him during the 18-minute Battle of San Jacinto, in which he was wounded in the ankle.

We shall keep our readers posted as to future developments in this city of bayous, creeks, rivers and the gumption to dig a 50-mile ditch to turn itself from a swamp into a thriving seaport, the only place in North America in which employees of the UK’s Diplomatic Corps receive tropical pay in compensation for the lovely weather.

“The Steamboat House”