Ross Ulbricht, Founder of the SILK ROAD Dark Web Marketplace: Part II – His Shadowy, Corrupt Counterparts in the Baltimore Silk Road Task Force

Desire not the night, when people are cut off in their place.  Job 36:20

Rudy Davis has listed Ross Ulbricht, the founder and operator of the Silk Road  narcotics and illegal goods website as one of his prison pen pals on his yearofjubile.com website. On Davis’ companion YouTube channel, Lonestar1776, I searched for Ulbricht’s name.  Out of 10,000 uploads, only one video was tagged and that was a July 27, 2016 Shaeffer Cox video where Rudy Davis spends an hour and a half reading a letter. I have no idea why Ulbricht’s name is tagged with this video, except perhaps for the warning image shown below.

In this video, Rudy Davis reads a letter from Shaeffer Cox on his sentencing memo. There does not appear to be any relationship to this video and Ross Ulbricht except perhaps the image posted.

The source of this image is identified as Exposing the Ugly Ugly Judge.com, a domain that has never been registered.

In Part I on Ross Ulbricht, Founder of the SILK ROAD Dark Web Marketplace, I focused on his sentencing, and I provided a link to the United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit decision of May 31, 2017 which provided an exhaustive analysis of every point which the defense wanted re-examined.

Of interest in the Appeals document is the discussion of whether or not the actions of two corrupt government agents in the Baltimore Task Force- Silk Road investigation had any impact on the fairness of the Ulbricht trial.

Prior to addressing all of the defense’s arguments, the Appeals decision stated, “At the same time, the venality of individual agents does not necessarily affect the reliability of the government’s evidence in a particular case or become relevant to the adjudication of every case in which the agents participated.  Courts are obligated to ensure the probative evidence is disclosed to the defense, carefully evaluated by the court for the materiality to the case, and submitted for the jury’s consideration where admissible.  But courts must also take care that wrongdoing by investigators that has no bearing on the matter before the court not be used as a diversion from fairly assessing the prosecution’s case.  Like any other potential evidence, information about police corruption must be evaluated by reference to the ordinary rules of criminal procedure and evidence, a task to which we now turn.”

There were two Task Forces which were intensely investigating the Silk Road; one in New York and the other in Baltimore.  In conjunction with law enforcement agents from the Department of Homeland Security, the I. R. S., and the U. S. Postal Inspection Service, DEA Special Agent Carl Mark Force IV conducted the primary undercover communications with Dread Pirate Roberts (DPR) AKA Ross Ulbricht, whereas Secret Service Special Agent Shaun W. Bridges served as the specialist in computer forensics and anonymity software derived from TOR. The Ulbricht case was tried in the Southern District of New York federal criminal court, and it was the New York task force that became responsible for ensuring that the Silk Road case was not contaminated by any of the actions of the two corrupt Baltimore task force agents.

As noted in Footnote 6 in the Appeals document, the end result of the criminal investigation into the two agents resulted in both Force and Bridges pleading “guilty to money laundering and obstruction of justice; Force also pleaded guilty to extortion.  Force was sentenced to 78 months in prison, and Bridges received a 71-month sentence.”

TOR (The Onion Router) 

The Silk Road enterprise took place in that dark, nether world of the internet which is accessed using the TOR browser. Chris Skinner, an independent commenter on the financial markets, stated in a July  2015 article on thefinanser.comHow to Crack Anonymous:  The Silk Road Story, that “TOR –  The Onion Router –  was developed by the U. S. Navy in the 1990’s with the aim of protecting U. S. Intelligence communications online.  After its release and subsequent enhancements since 2002, it’s become the preferred network for drugs, fraud, and other illicit activities, as it allows users to browse the web almost completely anonymously. TOR achieves this by directing internet traffic through a free, worldwide, volunteer network consisting of more than six thousand relays to conceal a user’s location and usage from anyone conducting network surveillance or traffic analysis.”

Skinner also notes that the Silk Road story is a fascinating one because it “demonstrates the libertarian versus statist stand-off”.  He explains, “The libertarian versus statist movement is a very active one and, again for those who have not encountered it, is led by many bitcoin activists.  The bitcoin activists claim they have invented money without government, and believe that society should be free to operate as they want. If people want to exchange drugs, paedophilia or organize terrorist activities, that is a lifestyle choice and they should be allowed to do just that.  The view being that if these activities are viewed by the collective as inappropriate, then the collective will shut it down rather than the government.”

While TOR is known for providing anonymity, when it comes to anonymous commercial transactions, these activities are subject to exposure for various reasons once they leave the dark web and enter into the every-day reality of delivery systems and financial exchanges involving bitcoins and U. S. dollars.  In fact, the government’s investigation into Ulbricht’s activities was triggered by the discovery of a package of illegal drugs being delivered via the mail system.

The foundation for regulating behavior is not just having a “collective standard”, but there must be the authority and power to enforce those rules of conduct.

In the situation involving the exposure of the two corrupt government agents, unfortunately it was not internal procedural or  supervisory controls within the Baltimore Task Force that identified the corruption within their ranks.  Rather,  it was Bitstamp, the crypto exchange, that was the source of their undoing.  This reality collides with the bitcoin activists’ argument that the Collective ought to be the regulating force rather than the  Government. It took both a participant in the so called Collective and the Government’s resources and authority to deal with all of the wrongdoers associated with Silk Road.

It needs to be remembered that when Ross Ulbricht discovered persons in his midst that threatened exposure of his wrongdoing, he paid enormous sums using  bitcoins, to hire anonymous assassins to track down the real identities of his enemies, so that they could be murdered. In his world, Ulbricht was the sole dictator who had the authority and power to execute his own version of “justice”.  The U. S. Government, despite corrupt agents within, still displays the capability of bringing to justice wrongdoers in accordance with rules of evidence which favors the discovery of truth, while protecting the fragile rights of both the public and individuals.

While initially it was Bitstamp who found the activities of Force to be suspicious,  subsequent interviews of Shaun Bridges were pursued when the government observed  that he was making “inaccurate statements”. On March 18, 2015, Bridges resigned after being told he was suspended.

The Affidavit underlying the arrest warrant for Force and Bridges

The Affidavit provided by Special Agent (IRS) Tigran Gambaryan on March 25, 2015 in support of the criminal complaint against Force and Bridges (150325 – Charges Against Former Federal Agents in Silk Road), noted that “On April 29, 2014, Bitstamp’s General Counsel advised BRIDGES by telephone from the Northern District of California that Bitstamp suspected FORCE of wrongdoing and intended to formally bring it to the attention of law enforcement via a Bank Secrecy Act filing.  Bitstamp did so on May 1, 2014.  By May 4, 2014, FORCE submitted a letter of resignation after 15 years of service to be effective later that month.”

Gambaryan continues, “On approximately May 2, 2014 the U. S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California opened an official investigation into FORCE concerning his activities with his Bitstamp account and bitcoin holdings.  On approximately May 4, 2014, the Public Integrity Section opened an official investigation into FORCE concerning his improper use of a subpoena to Venmo.  On May 8, 2014, the Northern District of California and Public Integrity investigations were merged.”

The U. S. Sentencing Memo on Bridges

At this point, I am going to focus on the United States’ Sentencing Memorandum in the criminal case United States of America v. Shaun W. Bridges (A/K/A “Number 13”), dated December 7, 2015. The United States Attorneys argued against a downward departure or a variance in this case from the applicable sentencing guidelines. The defendant Bridges had pleaded guilty to money laundering and obstruction of justice.  The Probation Department had applied a 2-level enhancement for sophisticated means, and the sentencing guidelines for Bridges’ offenses ranged from 57 to 71 months. (all bolding in the following excerpts is mine.)

The United States Attorney’s Office stated on page 2, “By his egregious conduct and flagrant abuse of his authority as a sworn law enforcement officer, Shaun Bridges has shown that he is not someone who deserves a sentence at or below the low-end of the Guidelines range.  Rather, Shaun Bridges is someone who abused the public trust and tarnished the reputation of law enforcement in the process.  For those reasons and others discussed below, the United States seeks a high-end Guidelines sentence of 71 months’ imprisonment-the same sentence recommended by the Probation Department.”

It was further noted by the AUSA that the defendant had objected to the application of the sophisticated means enhancement; however, it was explained that the money laundering offense involved the sophisticated means of “conduct such as hiding assets or transactions, or both, through the use of fictitious entities, corporate shells, or offshore financial accounts…”.

On page 3, it was explained that “Bridges stole bitcoins from various Silk Road accounts using the log-in credentials from one of the website’s customer support representatives- a target whom they had arrested- and transferred the bitcoins to Mt. Gox, an offshore bitcoin exchange company in Japan.  Over several months, Bridges then made nine separate wire transfers – all under $100,000 each – totaling $822,851.19 from the offshore exchange to a Fidelity account in the name of Quantum International Investments, LLC (“Quantum”), a shell corporation Bridges created in the United States…The sole and exclusive purpose of this LLC was to receive and hide those criminal proceeds…further, as the PSR notes, bitcoin is a sophisticated technology/currency.”

On page 6 of the Sentencing Memorandum, special notice and condemnation is given for Bridge’s handling of a cooperator in this case, stating,  “In addition, the government believes that defendant Bridges’ sentence should be severe given his treatment of the cooperator, GC, in this case. Bridges did not simply steal from Silk Road, he stole from Silk Road and the operator of Silk Road–whom Bridges knew by his online moniker, “Dread Pirate Roberts”–through the administrator account of CG.  Of course, Ulbricht and a Silk Road administrator believed that CG had stolen from them since they were unaware that CG was cooperating and had given Bridges access to his account.”

Being a wealthy and dangerous operator of a narcotics trafficking site, Ulbricht responded in a predictable way to the perceived thefts by CG – he looked for associates to murder CG.  Bridges was aware that Ulbricht wanted to murder CG almost immediately because Bridges assisted Force and other agents in faking CG’s death.  Bridges did nothing to prevent Ulbricht’s belief – and the belief of the other agents and the AUSAs- that CG was the actual thief.  The AUSAs announced that they would not provide CG with a 5K recommendation due to their belief that he had stolen from Silk Road while promising to be a cooperator.  CG protested, but the agents and AUSAs did not believe that one of their own could have been responsible for the theft and did not believe him.  That Ulbricht contracted Force’s UCE legend of Nob to murder CG was fortuitous because Nob could obviously control his part of the situation by not murdering CG but letting Ulbricht believe that CG had been murdered by Nob.  But Bridges did not know that would be the result.”

“In addition, law enforcement is aware that Ulbricht did not limit his solicitation to murder CG to Force/Nob.  Ulbricht actively contacted other Silk Road users that Ulbricht believed could murder CG.  That was an eventuality that Bridges, of course, foresaw.  The solution for the agents was to order CG not to leave his house until Ulbricht was apprehended almost a year later.  CG was confined to his home in fear for his safety day after day. Had the New York-based investigation not located and arrested Ulbricht when it did, CG could have been left to the equivalent of house arrest up to this very day.’

“This type of abuse of a cooperator is absolutely unforgivable. Bridges allowed his greed and deception to endanger the life of a man who was actively striving to assist the Baltimore Silk Road Task Force with its investigation….This type of abuse of a vulnerable cooperator strikes a powerful chord with prosecutors and law enforcement who rely on these types of relationships to solve crimes.  This type of abuse cannot be taken lightly by federal law enforcement or the Court.  Bridges should be sentenced on the basis of his abuse of CG along with his fraudulent and deceitful conduct.”

The rest of the 12 page United States’ Sentencing Memorandum on Shaun Bridges continues to describe the egregious conduct of this former Secret Services Special Agent, who presently sits in prison as punishment for his offences.

The deeper the darkness of Anonymity on the Internet, the more egregious are the crimes which materialize, undermining the safety and protections necessary to maintain a free society.

The illegal activities conducted by Ross Ulbricht done under the cover of the anonymity provided by the dark web browser, TOR, not only included the distribution of dangerous controlled substances, such as heroin or the assassin’s poison cyanide.  But as the Appeals Court decision (footnote 66) describes, he also sold “illegal goods such as counterfeit identification documents and computer hacking tools and services…The specific computer hacking tools available included software for compromising usernames and passwords of electronic accounts, including email and Facebook; Remote Access Tools (“RATS”) that allow hackers to obtain remote access to a victim’s computer, including turning on and using the computer’s webcam; keyloggers, which allow a user to monitor keystrokes inputted by a victim to discern their passwords and other sensitive information; and  Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) tools, which allow hackers to disable websites by flooding networks with malicious Internet traffic.  Silk Road also offered money laundering services through vendors who sold U. S. currency and anonymous debit cards…”.

It is time for internet broadcasts and writings, especially those done in the name of Christ, to provide documentation to back up their conclusions.  Because of the continuous streaming of  false and defamatory conclusions on the internet,  we are in danger of losing the freedom of speech and press privileges which we currently enjoy, if stringent measures are put into place to correct this situation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ross Ulbricht, Founder of the SILK ROAD Dark Web Marketplace: Part I – The Reasons for the Lifetime Prison Sentence

“Since Ross Ulbricht’s arrest, my family and I have endured the persistent drumbeat of his supporters who proclaim Mr. Ulbricht a hero and persistently portray his crime as victimless.”  The American father of Bryan, testifying at the sentencing of how his son lost his life from heroin purchased on the Dark Web “Silk Road” marketplace.

“Silk Road made it easily accessible to anyone, children included.” Court transcript quote of The Australian mother whose 16-year-old son died from an illegal drug his friend purchased from the “Silk Road”.

ROSS ULBRICHT is one of the “American Political” prisoners featured on Rudy and Erin Davis’ Year of Jubile website, under their Prisoner Pen Pals section.

To their credit, yearofjubile.com warns those who might want to be pen pals with their featured prisoners, that “many are just looking to con kind-hearted people from their money”.

Who is Ross Ulbricht?

In the 18 page Government Sentencing Submission filed 5/26/15 as Document 256 in Case 1:14-cr-00068-KBF(ross ulbricht presentencing letter), the first paragraph states, “…Ulbricht stands before the Court convicted of all seven counts of the Indictment in connection with his creation and operation of the Silk Road website.  The evidence at trial established that Ulbricht ran a massive narcotics-trafficking enterprise that dramatically lowered the barriers to obtaining illegal drugs.  As the Presentence Report (“PSR”) filed by the Probation Office makes clear, that enterprise resulted in serious real-world consequences, including at least six drug-related deaths.  Such consequences were entirely foreseeable to Ulbricht, who understood that his business was fueling drug abuse and addiction.”

“Ulbricht profited greatly from his operation of Silk Road, ultimately amassing millions of dollars in commissions.  He was willing to use violence to protect his enterprise, as evidenced by his solicitation of multiple murders for hire in attempts to eliminate perceived threats.  At no point has he acknowledged full responsibility or shown true remorse for his actions.”

At the Conclusion of this letter to the Judge, the Government requested that “the Court impose a lengthy sentence, one substantially above the 20-year mandatory minimum, in order to reflect the seriousness of the offense, to promote respect for the law, and to afford adequate deterrence to criminal conduct. 18 U. S. C. section 3553(a).”

We are left to hazard a wild guess as to why Rudy Davis has included Ross Ulbricht on his “American Political Prisoners” Roster.

Ross Ulbricht: He has a degree in Physics and a Masters in Applied Materials; yet he chose to found a dark web worldwide criminal drug enterprise, earning him a life sentence in prison, without parole

After I pondered in my October 12th article whether or not the prison ministry of Year of Jubile.com and the Lonestar 1776 YouTube channel  exhibited the values of a genuine “King James Bible believing follower of the Lord Jesus Christ”, founder Rudy Davis responded by leaving a lengthy comment on this blog, consigning me to hell.

Although failing to address the key points in the article, Davis took issue with my characterization of his ministry as exclusively focusing on sovereign citizen “I am above the law” legal theorists. That particular phrase of mine was utilized to contrast his prison ministry’s narrow focus on domestic terrorists, to that of other Christian prison ministries that offer face-to-face Bible studies behind prison walls to all who desire to participate, without discrimination.

But since this gauntlet has been thrown down at my feet, I have decided to examine over the long haul, “those other prisoners” of Rudy Davis’,  who are not expressly sovereign citizens.

In the midst of his rant-styled comment, Davis presented a long list of prisoner names, which excluded Kent Hovind,  one of his most infamous, formerly incarcerated, tax protestor/sovereign citizens, as well as two of his other current sovereign citizen felons which I have written about, Mike and Pat Parsons. It will take a long while to go through every name on Rudy Davis’ list, but I have noted that the following fourteen names are listed on the seditionists.com PDF of J. J. MacNab’s  Anti-Government Extremist Violence and Plots-2000 to 2018, as of March 31, 2018. 

They include: Patricia Parsons (Sovereign) “plot to kidnap judge and sheriff”; Bryce Cuellar (Sovereign/Militia) “terroristic threats; Michael Emry (Sovereign/Militia) “unlawful possession of machine gun”; Greg Burleson, Gerald Delemus, and Todd Engel (Militia/Sovereign/Sagebrush) who were part of an “April 12, 2014 armed confrontation”; Schaeffer Cox, Lonnie Vernon, and Karen Vernon (Sovereign/Militia) “plot to kidnap/kill police/feds/judge”; Charles Dyer-active duty military (Oath Keeper) “theft of grenade launcher, child rape”; Ed Brown, Elaine Brown, Daniel Riley (Tax Protestor/Sovereign) “armed standoff/plot to kill officers/judge”;  and David Hinkson (Sovereign) “plot to kill judges/IRS agent/AUSA”.

Ross Ulbricht’s political model was Libertarianism, but like Sovereign Citizens who engage in criminality,  he shared the common denominator of considering himself to be personally beyond the law.

In records kept by Ulbricht used as evidence in his trial, he stated, “I’m running a multi-million dollar criminal enterprise.” However, after he was indicted, he painted himself as a rather naïve, young man on a misguided path. This turnabout in Ross Ulbricht, who was living a double life, was addressed by the Court.

The Hon. Katherine B. Forrest, the United States District Judge over U. S. v. Ross William Ulbricht, stated during the sentencing, as transcribed in document #277, (page 67, line 15), “It wasn’t game and you knew that.  It was an enterprise the stated purpose of which–the stated purpose of which–was to flout the law, to be outside of the law, to be beyond the law.  In the world that you created over time, democracy that we had set up with our founding fathers that provide for the passage of laws and the enforcement of those laws through our democratic process did not exist.  It wasn’t about democracy.”

“You were captain of the ship, as the Dread Pirate Roberts, and you made your own laws and you enforced those laws in the manner that you saw fit.  So it wasn’t a world without restriction.  It wasn’t a world of ultimate freedom.  It was a world of laws that you created, they were your laws.  It is fictional to think of Silk Road as some place of freedom.  It was a place with a lot of rules and if you didn’t comply with the rules you would be bumped out of Silk Road, you would have various kinds of things done to you that are all set forth in the seller’s guide, and here and there, and ultimately there were, of course, some commissioned murders for hire when people were making threats against that enterprise.”

So while Ross Ulbricht cannot be classified with the Sovereign Citizen movement, he exhibits the same amoral, arrogant attitude, of being above the law; entitled to establish his own rules, including the right to employ assassins against anyone who threatened his empire.

This dark world of criminal thinking is condemned by  Christian doctrine. So what words best characterize the core ideology of Rudy Davis’ American Political prisoners, if the sovereign citizens “I am above the law” label is inadequate?  The Bible stands against the hardness of the impenitent heart which results in seditions, lawlessness, murder, callous disregard for the lives of other people….etc.

Two Interesting Facets of the Ross Ulbricht criminal case

I am going to cover in two parts, the Ross Ulbricht case:  today’s post will cover the life imprisonment without parole sentence on the defendant, with the second part focusing on the side story intersecting the Ross Ulbricht case, which involved two corrupt federal agents that were tried in a separate court case, for their illegal behavior undertaken while investigating the Silk Road dark web marketing scheme.

Part I: The Reasons Behind the Length of the Sentence Given Ross Ulbricht

The court transcript of the sentencing of Ross Ulbricht is contained in Document 277 (98 pages), filed 6/30/2015 in the United States District Court Southern District of New York in Case 1:14-cr-00068-KBF, with Hon. Katherine B. Forrest as District Judge.

On page 53, Assistant United States Attorney, Serrin A. Turner is discussing the motives of the defendant, and adds, “He was motivated, in part, by a political agenda but that is not excuse for what he did.  If he wanted to pursue a political agenda he could have done so through the political process.  He was not entitled to legislate his own policies on the Internet whether it was drugs or fake I. D.s or computer hacking or guns or child pornography.  You don’t get to say that I think these things should be sold without restriction and therefore I am going to do it, whatever the law says.  You can’t do it on the street, you can’t do it in cyberspace.  The internet is not a license to flaunt the law.

On page 65, line 22, the Hon. Judge Forrest asks, “What sentence serves the ends of justice? I start with the nature and circumstances of the crime and we have talked about some of it already.  The nature and circumstances of the crime can be summed up as a planned, comprehensive, and deliberate scheme to do that which was unlawful and something which posed serious danger to public health and to our communities.”

“I, and you all know that Silk Road was a worldwide criminal drug enterprise with a massive geographic scope.  And, Mr. Ulbricht, you don’t fit the typical criminal profile…You are educated.  You have two degrees; you have a physics degree, you have a master’s degree in applied materials.  You have an intact family…”

On page 68, the Hon. Judge Forrest continues, “So I don’t find supportable the argument that the website was started by an impulsive or naïve young man. I give you a lot more credit than that.  I don’t think you did something thoughtless, I think you did something very, very thoughtful with which I disagree entirely.  I disagree with the choice that you made but I don’t think it was a choice that you made without giving it deep thought.”

“I don’t find it supportable the argument that Silk Road was an economic experiment.  It was, in fact, a carefully planned life’s work.  It was your opus. It may have been based on some theory or some philosophy that you held, but it was no experiment  of philosophy and provides no excuse.  You wanted it to be your legacy–you said that in some of the communications introduced at trial–and it is.  It was a project that you had an idea for, you carefully nurtured it, you took deliberate acts to set it up over years to put your plan into motion and to perfect it and to continue to perfect it and to improve it.  That was not anything impulsive.  That is not the definition of impulsive.  There was no experimental quality to it, it was slick, it was professional, it was built to last.
And, but for the very hard and creative work of law enforcement, it would still be going right now.”

Page 69, line 24:  “All the evidence shows that you viewed Silk Road both as above the law, and the laws didn’t apply, and in this context, the fact that the laws are what distinguished us from what is uncivilized that they are the embodiment–laws are the embodiment–and they are the manifestation of our democratic process.  When that gets lost, it becomes meaningless.”

Silk Road’s birth and its presence asserted that its creator–you–and its operator–were better than the laws of this country and there are posts which discuss the laws as the oppressor and each transaction is a victory over the oppressor. This is deeply troubling and terribly misguided and also very dangerous.”

Analyzing the intent of the defendant

“Your own words I have looked at very carefully and I have reread certainly more than once in this whole process.  They reveal a kind of an arrogance and they display an intent that is very important to the Court’s determination, and the Court will go through some of the chronology of putting some of your words into chronological order here now…”

Page 70, line 23:  “…and you say,  ‘The idea was to create a website where people could buy and sell anything anonymously with no trail whatsoever that could lead back to them.’  And that is not so much the economics of it, of an economic experiment, that is about a method of law evasion.”

Page 71, line 15:  “Also in 2011, you wrote proudly that Silk Road was getting its first press from Gawker but you also wrote that two senators came out against the site.  And then you said:  ‘I was mentally taxed and now I felt extremely vulnerable and scared.  The U. S. government, my main enemy, was aware of me and some of its members were calling for my destruction.’  And then you changed your name to Dread Pirate Roberts; you devised a cover story.”

Assassination drugs and hitmen? Ross Ulbricht personally paid $650,000 in Bitcoins to eliminate his adversaries!

Page 73, line 12:  “Then, in 229C, still in May 2012, you were informed that a vendor is selling cyanide.  You were told, ‘It’s only the most well known assassination suicide poison out there.” And you consider whether to allow it to be sold because you are the decision maker…”

Page 74, line 12 concerning entries in the defendant’s journal:  “March 28:  ‘Being blackmailed with user info.  Talking with large distributor, (hell’s angels).’  Then, March 29th:  ‘Commissioned hit on blackmailer with angels.’  April 1:  ‘Got word that blackmailer was executed.  Created file upload script.’  So, you went back to the technical work right after getting word that the blackmailer had been executed…”

Page 75, line 3:  “Two days later on April 8 you write:  ‘Sent payments to angel for hit on Tony76 and his three associates.  Began setting up hecho as standby’–I have no idea what that is–‘refactored main and category pages to be more efficient.’  These are the words of a man who knows precisely what he is doing and they’re the words of a man who is callous as to the consequences or the harm and suffering that it may cause others.

“You joke about an addict unable to contain his addiction because of Silk Road and you seek to kill people that you don’t even know–these are the words of a criminal and that is truth.”

“The crimes as to which you stand convicted, Mr. Ulbricht, are crimes which are intentional, they occurred over a lengthy period of time, you knew exactly what you were doing.  This was not some sort of experiment, it wasn’t some sort of game.  This is the general nature of Silk Road.”

Page 76, line 11: “..Silk Road also distributed drugs anywhere that the delivery service would take it worldwide–DHL, Fed Ex, USPS–bringing drugs to communities that previously may have had no access to such drugs or in such quantities.  That was an assault on the public health of our communities.”

The defendant’s defense of minimizing the impact of his actions on others

Page 77, line 9:  “There appears to be, in some of these articles that were presented to the Court, some view that there is a moral ambiguity about some of the drug distributions.  There is no moral ambiguity about it.  It was just wrong.  And that is what our democratic process had said and there is a way to change the law but it is not by doing what occurred.”

“No drug dealer from the Bronx selling meth or heroin or crack has ever made these kinds of arguments to the Court.  It is a privileged argument, it is an argument from privilege.

“Let me start with the basic proposition:  The impact of heroin, crack, and meth sold in the Bronx, the impact of those drugs sold in the Bronx are no better for our society than those drugs that were sold through Silk Road.  When those drugs arrive, they are the same drugs. You are no better a person than any other drug dealer and your education does not give you a special place of privilege in our criminal justice system.  It makes it less explicable why you did what you did.”

Violence of the defendant

Page 82, line 17:  “So, let’s talk about your own violence. So, we also have your own violence and there is no doubt–really none–that you wanted to and paid for the murders of five people to protect your drug enterprise.  That is not the conduct of conviction but it is relevant conduct, so how is that consistent with harm reduction?”

“The submissions by the defense experts that you folks put in say that we should ignore that because it wasn’t charged.  But, that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.  How do you ignore that?  I just really don’t understand that argument at all.  It happened, it is there in black and white.  Now, did the murders happen?  Well, they can’t find any bodies.”

Did you commission a murder?  Five? Yes.  Did you pay for it?  Yes.  Did you get photographs relating to what you thought was the result of that murder?  Yes.  So, I have read many articles about the harm reduction and it is just fantasy.”

Money laundering involving Bitcoin-based systems and forfeiture

On page 90 a forfeiture amount of $183,961,921 is discussed.  On page 92, Judge Forrest states, “The Circuit has held even where a defendant does not retain money laundered property he will be subject to substitution of assets, I. e., a money judgment…money laundering allowed people on the website to exchange money that, circumstantially the inference is clear, was obtained for one purpose to exchange it into currency and cash out and launder that money.”

“So, in this case, all funds passing through Silk Road’s Bitcoin-based payment system were involved in the money laundering offense in Count Seven.  The Bitcoin-based system promoted and facilitated illegal transactions on Silk Road and concealed the proceeds of those transactions.  It also concealed the identities of and locations of users.

“Page 93, line 3:  “I also note that the forfeiture amount is not an ‘excessive fine’ under the Eighth Amendment but I say it sua sponte given that is over $180 million.  While the amount is significant, it is no more significant than the revenue that was generated through the sales of illegal drugs and fraudulent identification documents on Silk Road and money laundering, a criminal enterprise which the defendant designed and operated.”

The Sentencing by the Hon. Katherine B. Forrest, United States District Judge

Page 94, line 16:  “So, Mr. Ulbricht, would you please stand, sir? Mr. Ulbricht, it is my judgment delivered here, now on behalf of our country, that on Counts Two and Four you are sentenced to a period of life imprisonment, to run concurrently; on Count Five you are sentenced to five years’ imprisonment to run concurrently; on Count Six, you are sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment also concurrent; and for money laundering in Count Seven, you are sentenced to 20 years, also concurrent.  In the federal system there is no parole and you shall serve your life in prison….”

Page 95, line 4:  “There must be no doubt that lawlessness will not be tolerated.  There must be no doubt that no one is above the law, no matter the education or the privileges.  All stand equal before the lawThere must be no doubt that you cannot run a massive criminal enterprise and because it occurred over the Internet, minimize the crime committed on that basis.…”.

Ross Ulbricht appealed this verdict in the United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, docket no. 15-1815.  On May 31, 2017, the Appeals Court decided, “Because we identify no reversible error, we AFFIRM Ulbricht’s conviction and sentence in all respects.” 

 

 

 

 

 

Rudy Davis and Mike Parsons Eye A New Proselyte for their Line Up of “American Political Prisoners”

…for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.  Matthew 23: 15b

I was listening to a recorded jailhouse phone call from felon Mike Parsons to Rudy Davis published October 6, 2018 at Lonestar 1776 under the caption, Mike Parsons Informs us about Michael Taylor WilsonRudy was preparing to give a speech at a church about his prison ministry, and at the 5.21 mark he explains,  “Let me just quickly say this Mike, the, I think we’re going into like a civil war, you know, issue where you have the state worshippers and the police supporters and you have the people who recognize the state for what it is, which is a tyranny and I got example after example after example that I’m gonna put in my speech…”.

Davis has only 10 minutes to give his speech…so what are the highlights of his prison ministry?

It was the next day, Sunday October 7, 2018, that Rudy Davis visited Fair Park Bible Fellowship Church in Dallas, Texas at the invitation of Senior Pastor Stephen E. Broden, to explain his prison ministry to the congregation.  (A longer sixteen minute version of this speech may be heard on Davis’ Lonestar 1776 You Tube channel, called What is Year of Jubile. com Prison Ministries?)

Although Rudy Davis’ prison ministry uses the Gideon Army motif, here he employs the painting of David cutting off the head of Goliath by Michaelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, to illustrate his prison ministry objectives.

Stephen Broden

In the past, Rudy Davis has referred to Senior Pastor Stephen Broden as his pastor.   Broden’s credentials can be found at this Wikipedia link, but of interest to us is one facet of his life, and that relates back to 2010, when he ran as the Republican candidate for the U. S. House in Texas’ 30th Congressional District.  Although defeated in that election, Broden remains outspoken and advocates “a return to Constitutional principles in government”.  According to the Wikipedia report, in 2010 Stephen Broken had been “accused of saying that the current federal government was tyrannical”, suggesting that “violent overthrow could not be ruled out if there was not a change in leadership….”.  So it appears that Rudy Davis and Senior Pastor Broden share the common belief that our federal government is a tyranny.

Rudy Davis began his testimony at this church saying,  “Peace and blessings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Thank you for this time today and a sincere thanks to Pastor Broden who has been an advocate for political prisoners. I encourage you to ask questions and reach out if you want to discuss anything further as my wife and I love to make noise and shine light about the prison industrial complex.  It is what God has called us to do.”  But then Davis launches into the core of his ministry objectives, which at heart, are political rather than Christian, asserting that “In December 2010, LTC Terry Lakin was sent to Fort Leavenworth prison for 6 months for questioning Obama’s eligibility.”

In just four words, Rudy Davis has misrepresented the facts in the Lakin case

According to a December 16, 2010 abcnews.go.com report by Huma Khan, headlined,  ‘Birther’ Dismissed from Army for Refusing Deployment, Sentenced to Six Months in Prison, Lt. Col. Terry Lakin, was sentenced by a military jury for refusing to obey orders.   He was not imprisoned for questioning Obama’s eligibility. The abc.go.com report stated,  “During the trial, the Colorado native acknowledged that he should have followed orders despite his concerns about Obama’s citizenship.”  Huma Khan also explained in this news story that “Prosecutors came down hard on Lakin, saying that he knew what he was doing and had ‘invited and earned’ the sentence.”

Davis continues in his speech, “In May of 2012, prominent speakers all across the nation met here in this church to discuss the eligibility of Obama to be President.  As far as I know, this is the only church in America that was brave enough to hold an event to discuss that topic. Pastor Broden was also a critical voice of support for Dr. Kent Hovind before others jumped on the bandwagon.  Dr. Hovind won his freedom in a federal courtroom in Florida.  Only 2% of federal cases result in victory for the defendant.  Dr. Hovind’s ministry is responsible for many of the signs and posters you see in the hallways in this church debunking the lies of evolution.”

Statistics which ignore the data base from which they are derived

Rudy Davis follows his statement about Hovind winning freedom in a Florida federal court by saying that “only 2% of federal cases result in victory for the defendant” without further explanation. Hovind did not have a victory in a federal courtroom until he was almost done with his original ten-year sentence, and was facing another separate legal issue, which turned in his favor.  The basic reason that statistically few defendants prevail in a federal trial, is that most persons who are charged plead guilty, preferring a plea deal rather than a trial by jury. 

The true orientation of Rudy Davis’s “American political prisoner” ministry 

Rudy Davis claims that he and his wife Erin associate with “prisoners whom the state identifies as domestic terrorists“.  What this means when one examines the prisoners associated with his ministry, is that he has exclusively chosen felons who have adopted a Sovereign Citizen “I am above the law” legal ideology.  Thus Davis’ Year of Jubile/Lonestar 1776 prison ministry is not structured after the normal Independent Fundamental Baptist Church approach to prison ministry which regards the welfare of all prisoners, without partiality.  The average Christian prison ministry visits jails within close proximity to their local church, so that face to face Bible studies and worship services will in fact be offered to ANY incarcerated person, without prejudice.

Rudy Davis’ roster of unrepentant, self-designated “American political” prisoners are scattered across the United States, thus making it highly unlikely that he ever has face to face contact with a prisoner inside prison walls. In the random selection of videos I have watched at his Lonestar1776 YouTube channel,  Rudy Davis is a Yes Man, with a man pleasing, rather than God pleasing demeanor who serves as a personal secretary for his prisoners, recording their phone conversations and putting them on YouTube, and sending and receiving various documents through the mail that affect them.  He does not attempt to correct a prisoner’s slanders, false conclusions or unrepentant attitude,  but joins in with these felons to revile anyone who attempts to address the true evidence in these cases.

Since Davis acknowledges that his ministry is aimed at assisting those whose actions fall under the “domestic terrorism” guidelines of the FBI, it is small wonder that his thousands of videos on YouTube displaying antigovernment rants have resulted in personal visits to his home by the Secret Service and the FBI.  He claims that the IRS has targeted them, as well.

The Sticky Pendulum: Extremism No Matter What

Rudy Davis said in his speech at Broden’s church, “For the majority of my life I had an extremely harsh and extremely stupid view on crime and criminals.  It was not uncommon for me to say, “If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime.”  Or “Lock them up and throw away the key.”  Or “I support our law enforcement NO MATTER WHAT!”  I now repent for those stupid things and pray that God continues to show me the error of my ways.  Our criminal system is satanic and I now see it for what it is.  It is a for-profit business that deals in human trafficking.  Prosecutors are not motivated by truth and justice but they are motivated in advancing their own careers and winning a conviction at all costs.  America has only 5% of the world’s population and 25% of the world’s prison population.”

Without understanding

Apparently Rudy Davis is unable to attempt even a rudimentary analysis of  an organization in an effort to comprehend how and why things work as they do.  Most “problem solvers” such as auditors or investigative reporters, etc., understand that real life problems have many facets: and when things don’t work as they should, the reasons might not be attributable to corruption, greed, ambition, and other self-serving causes. 

By Rudy Davis’s own confession, his mind works like a pendulum stuck in time as first  he believes 100% one way, but when his argument is dislodged, he swings  100% to the other side. That is not the behavior of a thinking, reasonable person who is attempting to sort out evidence and facts.  It is the sign of a dogmatic fool. Such persons often observe that the Bible describes sound doctrine by sorting out truth and falsehood into two distinct and separate categories, and they conclude that they can dispense with the obligation to be an impartial judge when viewing actual human behavior.

Davis continues to offer statistics that are tainted by a prejudicial interpretation.  In Rudy Davis’ attempt to prove that America is a tyranny, he refuses to acknowledge the fact    that other nations, particularly Communist or Fascist style dictatorships,  do not publish trustworthy statistics in regard to their own prison populations. It is a statistical falsehood to compare these different data bases.  I can recall that when I was young, that Soviet Union propaganda declared that they had no crime whatsoever! So how reliable are their statistics?

Rudy Davis explains, “That is why we built our website YearofJubile.com to gather the real facts about these prisoners so people can know the truth. Jack Ryan, a FBI special agent, stated on camera that the primary function of the FBI is to stop political dissent.  Erin and I have seen a pattern that they are targeting Christian dissidents for torture and death by prison.  We don’t have time today to cover the many horrific prison abuse stories we hear about inside these death camps.  Isaiah 59:14 says, And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off:  for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.”

So who is it that actually is guilty of turning judgment backward?  Let’s take a look at Mike Parsons and Rudy Davis as they consider a potential proselyte for their “domestic terrorist”, oops, “American political prisoner” ministry.

The October 6, 2018  Lonestar 1776 YouTube video, Mike Parsons Informs us about Michael Taylor Wilson, moves from a discussion of Rudy Davis’ speech on his ministry objectives to a felon named Taylor Michael Wilson who had been accused of a serious criminal incident on an Amtrak passenger train. Davis has posted the name incorrectly on his Lonestar 1776 channel, even after he claimed he saw numerous articles written on the internet about Wilson’s illegal stopping of an Amtrak train.

An October 5, 2018 article by Lori Pilger of the Lincoln Journal Star summarized the facts of the Wilson criminal sentencing in her headline: Prosecutor:  Missouri man who stopped Amtrak Train in Nebraska ‘presents a very real and present danger’. In addition to the primary criminal act,  Assistant U. S. Attorney Lesly Woods is quoted as telling the judge during the Taylor Michael Wilson sentencing hearing, that “An attack on African-Americans is an attack on Americans, period.”  This remark was in reference to Wilson’s argumentative behavior towards a black passenger on October 21, 2017, a day before “breaking into a secured compartment of the train where an engine was located, disabling it and trying to pull a gun from his waistband as a black conductor wrestled him to the ground.”  The effect on fellow train riders was that “some of the passengers panicked in the dark, trying to break out windows in fear after learning the train had been breached.”

During the LoneStar1776 video we are considering, Rudy goes into a rant about how cops are never held accountable.  So Mike Parsons chimes in at the 6.04 mark, saying, “Right, it’s rare that you’ll ever have a grand jury indict a cop and that’s by design because they’re just doing their job, and you know they had on the news today that this guy that was riding a train, oh, I can’t remember the guy’s name now, I don’t have his information right in front of me, but he’s just sentenced in federal prison to 14 years.  That’s, that’s insane.”

“What this guy’s accused of doing is they have claimed, they accused him of trying to derail a train.  He’s a paid passenger, okay, he’s visiting relatives, he’s got a weapons permit, he legally has a gun that he carries with a weapons permit, he’s lives in Missouri, going from California back to Missouri–is an emergency situation, otherwise he wouldn’t be riding a train.  And so he’s wandering around this train because it takes a long time as anybody who’s ever rode a train knows, so he walks in from one car into another.  Well this last car he walks into turns out to be an engine.”

“There’s a bunch of engines attached to this train and this one is unlocked.  Well, that’s not his fault that the door’s unlocked.  He didn’t jimmy and pry, rig it, didn’t do anything to be able to breach security.  He just walked in and there he said they’re looking at this engine compartment and like most young men nowadays, they, you know, have the mind of a 14-year-old when they’re looking at such as that and so he’s checking it out like you know any 14-year-old might be enthused about trains and trucks and airplanes and stuff.  He’s looking at it and he bumps into this lever which turns out to be a brake that slows the train down.  So they stopped the train and they go and they arrest him and they put him off the train.”

“Well, the guy hasn’t done anything illegal.  He’s been doing what he would normally do, which is walk around a train.  If they not had the door unlocked, then he wouldn’t have been in there so that’s their mistake.  But they come and put this crime because Monte Czaplewski, FBI special agent in charge of Grand Island, Nebraska in middle of nowhere America who’s trained in you know looking for terrorists, so behind every cornstalk is a terrorist.”

Rudy Davis:  “Yes.”

Mike Parsons:  “And it’s just a matter of finding them, so he creates terrorists.”

Rudy Davis:  “Amen. Amen.  That’s exactly right.”

Mike Parsons:  “He creates a crime.  Then he solves a crime so he accuses this guy of, well they arrest him, they released him on a bond, and before he can get back to his home, the FBI has gone through all his stuff and they find a business card for some I guess, there’s a company that advertises preparedness stuff, but they were also involved in sponsoring, I guess, some type of white nationalist rally or something like that.”

“Well he had nothing to do with that-he just, you know, shops on the internet so he goes to these various sites where they sell survival gear, you know, various things.  And all of a sudden, all of a sudden this guy’s accused of some kind of a masterminding some plot to derail the train because he is a white nationalist and he supposedly hates black people.  Well, funny thing there were only 2 black people on this whole train of 150 something so you know, it wasn’t exactly the Soul Train.”

October 9, 2018 Huffington Post article titled, “Neo-Nazi Convicted of Domestic Terrorism Was Among ‘Very Fine People’ At Unite the Right”

Rudy Davis:  “How old is this guy?  How old is this guy?”

Mike Parsons:  “Like 25.”

Rudy Davis:  “Wow.  Wow. 14 years-that’s upsetting.”

Mike Parsons:  “I’ve met the guy for three hours.  I sat there and listened to this guy and heard the whole story and he’s not into nothing.  He’s just a guy who’s traveling across country and they’re trying to make him out to be some huge villain.  Well now he’s sentenced to 14 years in the federal prison which means doing 85% of that-what? 12 years?”

Rudy Davis:  “Oh my God…yeah.”

Mike Parsons:  “This is destroying this young man’s life.”

Rudy DavisThis sounds like another candidate for our website, Man!”   (10.16)

Some testimony from the Criminal Complaint Affidavit filed by Special Agent Czapleski

Taylor Michael Wilson’s criminal case # 4:18-cr-03005-JMG-crz-1 in the U. S. District Court, District of Nebraska (4 Lincoln) was filed on January 17, 2018 and terminated on October 9, 2018.  Because of a plea deal, Wilson plead guilty to count 1 involving 18:1992(a), (10) and (b)(1) Terrorism Attacks and Other Violence Against Railroad Carriers and Against Mass Transportation Systems and count 2 was dismissed. The result is that Wilson was committed to the custody of the Bureau of Prisons for 168 months…and later will be given 5 years supervised release, and will owe a $100 Special Assessment, and $9,350 in restitution.

Monte R. Czaplewski, Special Agent, FBI investigated this case and provided an affidavit dated December 22, 2017, in support of a Criminal Complaint and Arrest Warrant for Taylor Michael Wilson, age 26, who lived in St. Charles, Missouri.

As Background, the FBI report  stated in part, that on Monday October 23, 2017, FBI Omaha received a report that the day prior at about 2 AM, that the Furnas County, Nebraska Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) in Beaver City, Nebraska received a 911 call from an Amtrak Conductor. “An Amtrak train traveling through Furnas County near Oxford, Nebraska, was delayed by a passenger who breached a secure area of the train and triggered an emergency stop control panel, applying the emergency brakes and causing the train to stop in an expedited (emergency) fashion.”

The train engineer and other Amtrak personnel detained the passenger outside the train for about an hour, waiting for the closest Deputy from FSCO to arrive on the scene.  The deputy located a fully loaded speedloader with .38 bullets  and a fully loaded 38 caliber handgun in Wilson’s front waistband.  Passengers on the train identified a backpack belonging to Wilson which contained three additional loaded speed loaders, a box of .38 ammunition, a hammer, a fixed blade knife, tin snips, scissors, a tape measure and a respirator-style mask.

Upon booking at the FSCO 2 business cards were found; one for the National Socialist Movement in Detroit, Michigan, and the other for the Covenant Nation Church in Alabama.  William Davidson of this latter group was later interviewed by the FBI and he explained that his church is a “Christian Identity” church which believe that “White people are part of the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel”.

When interviewed, Wilson’s parents stated that their son had been on “a trip to California to attend a college visit on October 17, 2017, but the meeting was postponed due to California wildfires.”  Wilson was traveling with his cousin who shares a single family dwelling with him which is in the name of Wilson’s parents, although initially the parents claimed to the FBI that they did not know his exact address.  Wilson had been released on bond  December 11, 2017.

During the train incident with Taylor Michael Wilson, the Conductor on duty stated he and others “located Wilson at the controls of the engine.”  Wilson was “lucid then would start saying crazy things about going to the moon.”  The FBI interview of the Conductor stated that after Wilson was removed from the engineer’s chair, Wilson continually repeated, “What are you going to do, shoot me?” and after he was subdued goaded the Amtrak staff with “I’m the conductor, bitch”.

Wilson’s cousin told the FBI that Wilson had shown him between twenty and twenty-five guns that he owns, including an AK47, AR-15’s and an M-4 rifle and approximately ten rifles and ten handguns, at his residence.

On December 13, 2017 FBI St. Louis obtained a Federal Search Warrant from the Eastern District of Missouri for Wilson’s residence.  Agents located a hidden compartment behind the refrigerator which was camouflaged to hide “a tactical vest, 11 AR-15’s (rifle), ammunition magazines with approximately 190 rounds of .223 ammunition, one drum-style ammunition magazine for a rifle, firearms tactical accessories (lights), 100 rounds of 9 mm ammunition, approximately 840 rounds of 5.45×39 rifle ammunition, white supremacy documents and paperwork, several additional handgun and rifle magazines, gunpowder, ammunition reloading supplies, and a pressure plate5.  This pressure plate5 was examined by Bomb Technicians who said that a pressure plate is a common device used in the construction of Improvised Explosive Devices (IED’s).  Two of the firearms included a fully automatic rifle and a CZ Scorpion Evo3 converted to a short rifle, which were possible violations of federal firearms laws.

The FBI affidavit noted that during the execution of the search warrant, Wilson’s father had  arrived, and when it became evident that he knew of both the existence and location of his son’s firearms, the father consulted with his attorney, and later that afternoon provided agents with the firearms.

Several controversial publications were found on Wilson’s phone; however, I would like to note that one of them called 100 Deadly Skills, was a series of individual PDF files, “each with a skill related to killing people”.

Is Rudy Davis’ prison ministry conducted in accordance with the Scriptures?

I Timothy 5:20-22 says, Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.  I charge thee before the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.  Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men’s sins:  keep thyself pure.

We have already noted how Rudy and Erin Davis’s prison ministry differs from the average Christian ministry. The Davis’ are anti-government and have stated that they hate the FBI and want it abolished. There is no empathy for those victimized by lawbreakers. One of the very odd aspects of Rudy Davis is that while claiming to have Pastor Broden as his pastor, at the same time he desires to gain a new proselyte to his prison ministry, who is a White Nationalist who participated in a Unite the Right violent protest.

Huffington Post reporter, Andy Campbell wrote in his October 9, 2018 article, Neo-Nazi Convicted of Domestic Terrorism Was Among ‘Very Fine People’ At Unite the Right,  U.S. District Judge Gerrard told Wilson at his sentencing on Friday, that “ You now have a choice to make.  You can either renounce the white supremacist nonsense that you’ve been fed and go back to the way you were raised as a young man. Or you can coddle up to plenty of other white nationalists that you will find incarcerated.”

Perhaps Rudy Davis ought to reconsider his own choices, as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE OATH Above All Oaths of Robert David Steele, Chief Counsel for the International Tribunal for Natural Justice

Show the things that are to come hereafter, that we may know that ye are gods:  yea, do good, or do evil, that we may be dismayed, and behold it together.  Isaiah 41:23

Chief Counsel Robert David Steele at the 4/2018 Westminster Seatings of ITNJ

Robert David Steele, in an April 2018 Westminster Seatings video for the ITNJ stated at the 2.20 mark, “I have been a spy, I am out from under cover.  I’m under a lifetime secrecy agreement…”. This statement about his obligations to the CIA was made as he sat as the Chief Counsel for the International Tribunal for Natural Justice. 

As a signatory to the ITNJ Constitution, Steele has approved Article 7 (2) that  By affirming an oath in accordance with the present Article, Judges and Officers acknowledge that said oath shall take precedence over any and all other oaths or commitments that the Judge or Officer in question may have made to any other court or government or professional body or private association.

This raises the question as to whether the ITNJ Oath of Office takes precedence over Robert David Steele’s CIA secrecy oath.

Also, we must consider whether this same oath takes precedence over U. S. perjury laws which are a foundational safeguard in court proceedings. As we know, Robert David Steele and his non-profit organization Earth Intelligence Network are the plaintiffs in a United States federal civil lawsuit.

Why would anyone take such a loyalty oath to ITNJ,  a legally problematic international tribunal which had its beginnings rooted in Sovereign Citizen legal theories?

The last time I was observing Robert David Steele, he had been entertaining great visions of reforming the United States of America on multiple levels. After the last Presidential election, Steele’s visions were ignored by Trump who refused to meet with him. In an interview with Joseph Ford Cotto in June of 2017, Steele had shared several of his great plans, and number 3 on his list involved the CIA and his desire to be the head honcho of their operations, as shown in this screenshot.After the election, the CIA waited nervously to see if President Trump would give Robert David Steele the time of day. One can imagine that CIA coffee breaks featured coins being tossed in the air to decide who would be the winners comprising the 50% who were fired, or  the losers who would have to implement Robert David Steele’s grandiose visions. No doubt, a collective sigh of relief was heard in the heavens when Trump rebuffed  Steele.

Here is what Robert David Steele had discussed with Benjamin Fulford in Japan, as noted in my A Man Called Sue article on March 21, 2018:It appears that Robert David Steele has been sidetracked from the Benjamin Fulford visionary intersection, and has been working on his alliance with former rock musician Sacha Stone, founder of the International Tribunal for Natural Justice.

Finger prints of the gods

The Claims of the Living blog has documented in a series of articles, the beginnings of the legal and operational foundations of ITNJ, prior to the American team, led by Rebecca Cope, being ousted by Sacha Stone. Cope is an advocate for the sovereign citizen theories promoted by a self-proclaimed “Judge” in Alaska, named Anna Von Reitz.  Visual signs which serve to identify the practitioners of Sovereign Citizen ideology can be seen in the photograph below of  blood-red fingerprints beside several signatory names to the ITNJ Constitution. The Robert David Steele defamation lawsuit in U. S. district court 

On September 1, 2017 Robert David Steele and his non-profit Earth Intelligence Network filed a $15,350,000 defamation lawsuit against Jason Goodman, Patricia A. Negron, and Queen Tut, a woman believed to be known as Carla A. Howell. This lawsuit was amended on April 13, 2018 in document 39.  One of the changes was that Queen Tut was declared to be Susan A. Lutzke, the damages were increased by 3 million dollars, more recent defamation evidence was introduced, and the following addition to the Plaintiff’s work history and accomplishments was introduced to counter a new accusation made by defendants:

What is misleading about the title of Chief Counsel, is that in the case of Robert David Steele, he is neither an attorney, nor a legal scholar. And when it came time for him to file a federal civil court lawsuit, he hired attorney Steven S. Biss who has been disciplined by the Virginia Bar to represent him, rather than trying to impress the federal judge with his fake title.

The same persons seen during the #UNRIG campaign are found connected to ITNJ

As we take a look at Steele’s Chief Counsel position at the International Tribunal for Natural Justice, three other names show up in the history of this organization that I am familiar with.  Robert David Steele would also be familiar with the writings of Anna Von Reitz, as her name was referenced in his own blog, and in addition, he has been interviewed by Victurus Libertas who promotes sovereign citizen ideology, including that of Anna Von Reitz. As shown here in an official International Tribunal for Natural Justice (ITNJ) photo we also see Cynthia McKinney who helped to promote Steele’s #UNRIG election reform efforts,  and also  Youtuber, David Seaman who played an important part in pushing the fake Pizzagate scandal.

Note the prominence of Cynthia McKinney of #UNRIG election reform days when she became noted for going cross-country with Steele in a tax exempt plastic wrapped RV.  George Webb declined Steele’s invitation to be chief recorder of that event, and so now David Seaman is the exalted investigative reporter at ITNJ,  known for being on the forefront of the fake Pizzagate story which involved undocumented accusations of pedophilia.

One of the arguments which Rebecca Cope had set forth was that she did not want an  ITNJ requirement that judges must have legal qualifications from existing recognized institutions.  It was her desire to allow “special individuals”, such as the self-educated and self-proclaimed “Judge”  Anna Von Reitz, to be appointed as one of ITNJ’s judges. Note that presently ITNJ had no problem granting non-attorney Robert David Steele the title of Chief Counsel, allowing him to have an appearance of expertise and authority while adorned in a black robe during their formal meetings.

The ITNJ Constitution has loop holes to accommodate the indiscretions of its Chief Justice

Presiding ITNJ Chief Justice Sir John Walsh of Brannaugh has engaged in numerous eyebrow raising activities, including creating Greenwich University which failed to meet Australian academic standards and for which he appointed a convicted fraudster as chancellor.  A UK website,  Hoaxteadresearch.wordpress.com, in their April 11, 2018 article written by El Coyote, titled  ITNJ ‘Chief Justice’ stripped of ability to practice law, extensively documents John Walsh’s Australian barrister history which caused him to be a focal point in a Senate inquiry.

Perhaps this is the reason why the ITNJ Constitution removed the words “I swear” from their Oath of Office, preferring the more nebulous wording of “I affirm”. The following comment given in an Australian Senate committee meeting regarding the perjury of Sir John Walsh may have influenced that choice of wording. Despite all this backdrop of ITNJ shenanigans, when it came to Robert David Steele’s federal civil court Amended Complaint, he complained that, “Defendant’s exhibit nothing but scorn for the Plaintiffs and the legal system.  They call this action a ‘fake lawsuit’.” 

Presumably, the Plaintiff thinks he is respectful of the United States federal court system by which he seeks a legal resolution of his complaint, despite his own questionable association with antigovernment sovereign citizen legal theorists. 

Practitioners of sovereign citizen legal theories often include incarcerated felons and vexatious litigants who have caught the attention of the judicial system with their paper terrorism as well as the watchful eye of  FBI investigators, so perhaps Steele should not press this assertion too far.

ITNJ Symbolism as representing occult concepts and Roman Catholic images

Let’s look at the symbols employed for the ITNJ, and their meaning.

The Pinecone symbol is used by occultists to represent the pineal gland, or the THIRD EYE which was opened in Adam and Eve when they believed and obeyed the subtilty of the serpent in the garden of Eden. Genesis 3:5 quotes the serpent as saying, “For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.” Elsewhere in the Bible these “gods” are also known as judges.

From a distance, the six-sided logo for the ITNJ has an intertwined snake look. Many have observed the ostentatious gold throne chair for  Chief Justice Sir John Walsh.

The Humanitad Free Press and the U. S. nonprofit Committee to Support the ITNJ (EIN 81-0804071 with principal officer Santiago Azpilueta of 17423 Spirit Lane SE, Yelm, WA) jointly publish an online magazine called The Sovereign Voice.  The ITNJ.org website provides this answer to a common question:Here is another symbol of ITNJ:

Where else do we find these two birds combined with a giant pine cone?  Here is a photo of the Fontana della Pigna, which is described in Wikipedia as “a former Roman fountain which now decorates a vast niche in the wall of the Vatican facing the Cortile della Pigna, located in Vatican City, in Rome, Italy.”

Paradoxical quandaries

Returning to our discussion of ITNJ Chief Counsel Robert David Steele, and his participation in the Westminster Seatings of April 16-18, 2018, a short video on the ITNJ YouTube channel can be viewed where Steele makes the following introductory remarks:

(1.20)…we have people in the United States of America that breed children in order to sell them and when they are sold, they come without birth certificates which means it’s easier to kill them and have no one ask where they are…

(1.36)…importing children by the plane load again children with no documentation…

(4.28) …the need to restore the sovereignty of We the People…

It seems the 2018 Westminster Seatings was seeking to make use of its American nonprofit status to provide a show as a court of inquiry, rather than displaying the workings of a formal judicial court, as intended in the beginning.  Rebecca Cope and the American team of volunteers were working to set up a court system similar to existing legal courts, such as the grand jury model, but with added features to protect  We the people from corrupt judges who are nonremovable from office.  These efforts were thwarted by founder Sacha Stone, who preferred giving his ITNJ Chief Justice a life term, despite Sir John Walsh’s checkered history in Australia.

So this loosely organized “inquiry” put on their show last April, and Robert David Steele asserted that child trafficking in the United States is hidden using the method of not applying for birth certificates or other types of documentation. This statement is a peculiar one,  given  Steele’s alliance with sovereign citizens, for it is primarily the sovereign citizen movement in the United States that is defying the legal requirement for birth certificates for newborns.

In the past year I have been reading various legal documents posted in two of  Robert Baty’s Facebook groups;  Kent Hovind’s Worst Nightmare and Understanding The Baby Holm Case. The primary reason for my interest in these two groups is that the members provide many insights into real life anti-government individuals and groups, including tax protestors, sovereign citizens and anti-child protective services advocates.

It is these same anti-government ideologues that constantly accuse the government of child trafficking and kidnapping.  Such accusations often are distorted information campaigns waged on social media platforms.  On the lower end of the spectrum many of these false accusations come from felons, drug addicts, persons with poor parenting skills, etc.  who are looking for a scapegoat for their own personal behavior.  On the higher spectrum, we find a number of well-educated persons ranging from engineers, lawyers, former CIA agents, etc. who are promoting internet campaigns of unfounded accusations against legitimate authorities. All of this distracts from the serious issue of the criminal conduct of those in positions of power and authority.

Robert David Steele has asserted in his Amended Complaint that “he is a vocal advocate for the exposure and criminal prosecution of pedophiles and everyone who aids and abets such horrific crimes”.  Yet during his 2017 #UNRIG campaign he made numerous undocumented, hearsay accusations against members of Congress.  This raises the question about his own motives and methods of dealing with what should be the criminal prosecution of pedophiles, rather than the forgiveness of their transgressions without regard to the justice needed for victims of pedophilia.

On June 2, 2017 Joseph Ford Cotto did a series of interviews with Robert David Steele for the San Francisco Review of Books.com.  His last one, Interview: X Spy Robert David Steele explains why Cynthia McKinney should be Donald Trump’s vice president, included the following words of Steele:Note that Robert David Steele’s motto with regard to Truth and Reconciliation is everyone gets the truth, no one goes to jail. This is a philosophical theme that is played out in the ITNJ public proceedings, when Chief Counsel Steele emphasized that “this is a court of inquiry, it’s not an adversarial court, it’s a non-profit educational event”. In other words, ITNJ is impotent as a judicial body, despite the first paragraph in the ITNJ Preamble of their Constitution, which declares Let this message go forth from this time and place to all the peoples of the world that to right the wrongs done to them and in vindication of their rights and the enforcement of just causes and to hold accountable those responsible for breaches of human rights it is proclaimed that the International Tribunal for Natural Justice is hereby established pursuant to this Constitution.

During the above San Francisco Review of Books interview, Robert David Steele  claimed that “At least six top Republican Senators are world-class pedophiles who have probably participated in child ritual murder..”.  Did Steele ever report his knowledge of these crimes  to law enforcement officials in order to bring these so-called world-class pedophiles to justice? 

The disregarding of the rules for evidence, which protect the accused from hearsay and false facts

Article 17 of the ITNJ Constitution is on Evidence and Admissibility, which gives the general rule allowing all evidence as admissible. There is a broad, and ill defined qualification to allow for dismissing frivolous complaints. However, because ITNJ is operating presently as a one-sided inquiry, rather than as a judicial court that weighs the reliability of evidence, this means that Hearsay evidence is admissible, without being subject to cross-examination by the person(s) being accused.  Robert David Steele’s own statements about pedophilia involving members of the U. S. Congress appear to represent undocumented accusations and represent hearsay.

The threat to the uniqueness of America’s laws and jurisprudence by slipshod International Tribunals and foreign laws attempting to override common legal wisdom

Here are a few statements to ponder excerpted from a Fordham International Law Journal, Volume 29, Issue 3, Article 4, 2005 called Sovereignty and the American Courts at the Cocktail Party of International Law:  The Dangers of Domestic Judicial Invocations of Foreign and International Law,  by Donald J. Kochran.   (linked here:  fordham international law 2005

page 507:  With increasing frequency and heightened debate, U. S. courts have been citing foreign and “international” law as authority for domestic decisions.  This trend is inappropriate, undemocratic, and dangerous.

page 508 footnote 9:  Professor Berkowitz explains:  Critics raise a number of serious objections.  First, officials of international institutions (to say nothing of NGOs) charged with promulgating international law lack democratic accountability…Second, as most international institutions –possessing neither police force nor military–lack the capacity to enforce their rulings and resolutions, their legal pronouncements are impotent and make a mockery of the rule of law…

page 513:  When the British colonies in North America chose to cast off their chains by revolution, they chose to create a sovereign Nation-State that was beyond the shackles and controls of outside influences.

page 515:  Importation of these over-laws in recent judicial decisions is entirely inappropriate for a country that has a constitution and a commitment to govern itself.

page 522:  After describing multiple court rulings that would need to be overturned if the Court were to consistently rely on foreign sources of authority, Justice Scalia continued:  The court should either profess its willingness to reconsider all these matters in light of the views of foreigners, or else it should cease putting forth foreigners’ views as part of the reasoned basis of its decisions.  To invoke alien law when it agrees with one’s own thinking, and ignore it otherwise, is not reasoned decision-making, but sophistry.

page 526:  As Judge Robert Bork has opined, the Framers may be turning over in their graves:  “The most ominous aspect of Roper…is the Court majority’s reliance upon foreign decisions and unratified treaties…If the meaning of a document over 200 years old can be affected by the current state of world opinion, James Madison and his colleagues labored in vain.”  It is a Constitution the courts should be expounding, not other people’s laws.

There is a battle presently being fought in our U. S. courts of law against sovereign citizen legal theories, which attempt to subvert time honored procedures for determining the facts and legal arguments in judicial proceedings.  It is high arrogance for such individuals to establish international tribunals which tend to subvert justice in order to publicize extremely serious hearsay accusations against persons who are not provided the legal safeguards to ensure that justice and truth prevail in their case. 

 

 

 

 

STEEPLEJACKING: The “Sleight of Hand” Legal Trickery Involved in Church Property Takeovers

A form of hostile takeover of church assets, which casts aside fiduciary principles and sound business practices

Today we are going to discuss a 94,169 square foot plot of commercial land at 6801 Western Avenue in Buena Park, California which is the centerpiece of an ongoing “wages” controversy between a pastor and a former church director of security. This property had been purchased 67 years ago for the purpose of establishing  a nonprofit corporation, First Southern Baptist Church of Buena Park.

Wiley Drake, Pastor of First Southern Baptist Church of Buena Park for 31 years

Pastor Wiley Drake:  As Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, he is the sole signatory for the nonprofit corporation of First Southern Baptist Church of Buena Park

In addition to managing his church, 74 year old Pastor Wiley Drake broadcasts an internet video show, has run a onsite homeless shelter,  and in past years entered the world of Presidential politics, and held a figurehead position of Second Vice President of the Southern Baptist Convention.

A March 27, 2015 article at BaptistMessage.com states, “According to a resume provided by Drake, he dropped out of school in the ninth grade to enter the circus and rodeo.  Sidelined by a bull-riding injury, he worked on a crew building missile silos before he joined the U. S. Navy.  During a tour of duty in Vietnam, he accepted Christ as Savior.  Drake’s resume states that he attended Biola College, Golden West College, California State University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, International Bible Institute and Seminary and Andersonville Baptist College and Seminary and holds degrees in psychology, communications, theology and Christian education.”  This same article also notes that Wiley Drake “has been the pastor of the Buena Park congregation since 1987”.

Over the past two decades, Drake has been especially known for his direct assistance in helping homeless persons, by providing food and dormitories on his church’s property.  Because of long standing code violation issues, the city recently tore down those structures which had serious defects that had not been corrected.  The Orange County Register’s article of April 24, 2017 Buena Parks starts teardown of temporary homeless shelter at First Southern Baptist Church explains that story. Also of note regarding other types of monetary issues, Wiley Drake’s church had received this 2016 tax notice from the IRS (shown below).

Churches Which Are One Man Shows Tend to Cast Aside Sound Financial Checks & Balances

Over the years, legal and financial pressures have increased on the First Southern Baptist Church of Buena Park, for which Wiley Drake has responded by shifting the blame for poor church stewardship practices onto local and federal government agencies, who he accused of  intrusive harassment.  The end result of attempting to bypass normal legal and financial remedies  is a lawsuit  which was just filed June 29, 2018 in the Superior Court of the State of California County of Orange-Central Justice Center, by James Steven Davis, as plaintiff, against First Southern Baptist Church of Buena Park, Wiley Drake, and DOES 1-20, as defendants.

The lawsuit can be read at this link:  steven davis lawsuit 629 2018

As a background note to this lawsuit, in 2017, the median price of sold properties in the Buena Park area was $3 million.  In regard to First Southern Baptist Church,  Orange County tax records show a new appraised land value of $690,464 with improvements of $665,133; totaling $1,355,597.  The Religious exemption for this property was $942,716 for the 2017/2018 year, with the balance being taxable.

The lawsuit which was just filed is demanding no less than $940,000 as a judgment for unpaid wages and other related issues.  It would appear that this church is land and building rich but cash poor; thus if the plaintiff were to prevail in judgment for such a large amount it would be devastating to this small congregation of around 45 members.

First Southern Baptist Church of Buena Park, CA

The story behind this lawsuit is complex, and not all of the details are easily discovered in the public domain.  Nonetheless, there is enough background information that it is possible to grasp the core issues in this present legal dispute.  Because this lawsuit has just been filed, it will take time for the parties involved to present their evidence and arguments before the Judge, and possibly a jury, so it is important that we not  second guess how these complaint issues will ultimately be resolved.

The Employment Agreement

The Plaintiff, Jason Steven Davis, entered into an employment agreement with Wiley Davis on November 20, 2015.

The Issue of Why James Steven Davis Resigned From the California State Bar

Under General Allegations of this lawsuit, it is noted that around the year 2000 the “Plaintiff was in an airplane crash that placed him in a coma for over a month”, and he “remains physically disabled and has difficulty in walking and moving around”. Also stated is, “Prior to the airplane crash Plaintiff was a successful attorney.  Plaintiff has since resigned from the California State Bar due to his disability.” The lawsuit describes the duties of James Steven Davis after he became employed under a written agreement as the church’s Director of Security, also declaring that “In or around early 2017, Plaintiff demanded his full compensation from the Church which at the time was over $940,000. Drake refused to pay Plaintiff what was owed him”, for several reasons.

What is not clearly addressed by the employment agreement is what specific duties the $200/hour wage applied to.  That hourly billing amount would appear to be that of legal services, rather than representing a standard hourly rate for a security director of a small church.  According to one man who once held that security position, the compensation was free room and board.  Here is a screenshot of a portion of James Steven Davis’ Linked In page displaying his job title.Notice that Davis uses the title Director of Security and Legal Affairs.

This lawsuit complaint is summarized by a list of eight elements involving breach of contract, unlawful eviction, interference with quiet enjoyment, assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, dependent adult financial abuse, and dependent adult abuse.  Sounds fairly straightforward with regard to the employment conditions, right?  There was an employment contract, therefore there should be records of hours worked, and proof of what was paid or not paid, etc.

A Past History Which Cannot Be Ignored

But this will not be a straightforward Wages lawsuit, in my non-attorney opinion. For example, why would the attorney for the plaintiff allow line 10 under General Allegations to state “Prior to the airplane crash Plaintiff was a successful attorney.  Plaintiff has since resigned from the California State Bar due to his disability“? This assertion directly contradicts the statements made in the Attorney Search for the State Bar of California for James Steven Davis-#112906, saying, Current Status is Resigned with Charges Pending.  This attorney has resigned and may not practice law in California. 

James Steven Davis when he was Asst. Fire Marshall at Barstow Fire District

Under Status History it is noted that Davis was admitted to the State Bar of California on April 6, 1984.  As of March 19, 2004, he was NOT eligible to practice law in California.  And on June 18, 2004, Davis resigned with charges pending.  In other words, Davis did not resign because of the disability he suffered from the airplane crash which had occurred in 2000.  Was there some other “DISABILITY” which caused him to resign?

Under California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries, it states in a June 18, 2004 memo:

“A Rancho Cucamonga attorney resigned from the State Bar in June, a week before his arrest by federal authorities on charges of witness tampering, failing to file income tax returns and trying to carry a loaded handgun on to an airplane. JAMES S. DAVIS [#112906], 50, also was charged with impersonating a federal agent and filing a false statement on a loan application.”

“His resignation came three months after the Supreme Court suspended his law license March 19 for misconduct that included misappropriation, failing to account for client funds and failing to maintain client funds in trust. On March 30, he was charged with 15 counts of additional misconduct, including making misrepresentations to a court, commingling personal funds in his client trust account, failing to maintain client funds in a trust account or pay out client funds promptly, bouncing checks, improperly entering into a business transaction with a client and committing multiple acts of moral turpitude. Those charges were dismissed when Davis submitted his resignation June 18.”

“He was indicted by a federal grand jury in Los Angeles for allegedly trying to board a Southwest Airlines flight at Ontario International Airport in June 2002 with a loaded, concealed handgun. Federal prosecutors said that before boarding the plane, Davis signed a form falsely claiming he had complied with FAA regulations for carrying a gun and was authorized by the U.S. Customs Service to fly armed.”

There are more allegations in this Summary which can be read at this link.  But here is yet another interesting paragraph:

“After his home and office were searched, Davis allegedly sent threatening letters to individuals who had information about the investigation, warning he would file multi-million dollar lawsuits against them. Prosecutors said he also threatened to file criminal reports against his foes, whom he called “suspects,” and created a Website offering a $10,000 reward for their arrest and conviction.” 

“The witness tampering charge is the result of those actions.”

I found interesting, the statement of Judge Michael Marcus that Davis “acted with unabashed hubris…”.

Likewise, over the years many persons have reacted to the notoriety of publicity seeking Pastor Wiley Davis as also being something akin to unabashed hubris.

As we shall see, the problems which this church found itself in, can be largely traced back to the fact that the Pastor could sign away the property of the church with only one signature.  This is contrary to the usual checks and balances in place at many churches.  Drake and Davis operate like two gamblers playing a high stakes game in which they are against each other, as well as complicit with each other.

Wiley Drake and Steven Davis:  They were once cozy as Two Peas in a Homeless Pod

The Orange County Register article dated April 24, 2017, which had been cited earlier on the teardown of the temporary homeless shelters at First Southern Baptist, commented, “To stop the city’s effort, Drake transferred ownership of the lot in February to another nonprofit, White Horse Family Rights Council.  J. Steven Davis, the group’s CEO and a man Drake has called his ‘spiritual counselor’, met with an Orange County judge on Monday to halt the city’s plan.  The judge heard arguments from both sides, but did not stop the removal of the trailers, said Joel Rosen, the city’s director of community development.  The city expects to pay roughly $80,000 in demolition costs, not counting attorney fees, and will try to recover the costs from the church, officials said.”

The White Horse Family Rights Council, Inc. was registered with the California Secretary of State on May 11, 2016 as a domestic nonprofit for the purpose of the “protection of family rights and support family values”. The Incorporator and Agent is J. Steven Davis, BA,JD.

A website was created April 7, 2016 for this nonprofit describing their mission with this message:  CPS Child Protective Services aka Department of Children and Family Services are Government Agencies that claim to protect children from abuse and neglect.  While that may be true in some cases, White Horse Family Rights Council has learned that these Agencies, using false reports and defamatory statements against family are stealing children and selling them to get State and Federal Funding.  They also destroy families, such as the Bundy family in Nevada by putting members and(sp) jail and stealing their ranch property that the family as(sp) owned for 100 years.  As soon as an Agency contacts you and threatens to violate your Constitutional Rights, including Grand Parents Rights to your Children.  contact us so we can help protect you against illegal acts by the Government.  You are not alone in this fight.

James Steven Davis is also the CEO of LLG,Inc. or Litigation Logistics Group, Inc. and on April 17, 2017 he wrote a Contempt letter which was hand delivered to the Buena Park City Prosecutor. Take a close look at the factual claims of this letter, which present an argument based on the fact that the church property had been transferred to another legal nonprofit entity, which as it turns out was in Davis’ name.Let’s turn from events of April 2017 to 5 months later on September 12, 2017, when The Wiley Drake Show published a video entitled, 2 Prayers Please, The Church and James Steven Davis.

After signing away the church’s property to the Director of Security (and Legal Affairs), James Steven Davis via his nonprofit White Horse Family Rights Council, Inc., there was a falling out between these two men. Both men had acted out of  selfish motives when they entered into their Steeplejacking financial arrangement. But one of them is far more clever at legal scheming.Wiley Davis is sitting in his office, and at the 2.14 mark he says, “…most of you know that one demonic man by the name of James Steven Davis stole the property from this church as I sit here to day on church property.  James Steven Davis conned this pastor and this church into placing the deed in his name and it is in his name today.  We’re doing everything we can, working with Baptists, working with attorneys.  We’re doing everything we can to reverse that situation because he conned us.  He got in here, he is an attorney, he’s a disbarred attorney.  He would tell you he’s not disbarred because he is not officially disbarred; he resigned…”

(3.17)…”but he presented himself as an attorney to us and for us as an attorney that would help us fight our fight and indeed he conned us into putting the property in his name and it is in his name today…”

(4.06)  …”but the property deed is in the name of James Steven Davis, a vicious, vile, demonic man that used that property to try to borrow money and that’s why he conned me;  I won’t go into the con right now.  I was stuck on stupid, I got conned, but my motive was to help him.  He came here two years ago as a homeless man.  He came here two years ago with a lot of problems.  We helped him.  We gave him free food, free lodging and he helped us in all honesty with some legal work and he charged us a big legal bill of over $900,000, which we didn’t agree to…”

(5.23)…”the church, it was never in my name because I don’t own the church, the people own the church, but James Steven Davis took advantage of that autonomy, took advantage of what God allowed and took advantage of us and conned us and he put, I didn’t do it, he did it, he put the church in deed to himself and, and stole the church from Almighty God.  I would not want to be in his shoes knowing that I stole from God…”

On September 18, 2017 Wiley Drake reported that the police had come to the church and arrested James Stephen Davis, and on September 25 on his Facebook page he displayed a page on active warrants in Orange County, CA on James Steven Davis. The Warrant Degree was classified as a Misdemeanor for fraudulent impersonation, impersonating a peace officer and criminal contempt of court.  Bail had been set at $10,000.

On September 29, 2017 James Steven Davis sent Wiley Drake a letter regarding “Offer of Payment for Assistance on Sale of Property”.  This letter was featured in a Lonestar 1776 video on October 5, 2017.In this letter it is stated, “City will take the property if I do not sale(sp) it.  I have never had a choice on that issue.  The Church Corporation was never going to be allowed by the City to keep the property.  To buy my peace and to be Christian in my dealings I make you the following offers.  These offers are not any admission of bad dealings, and you must accept it no later than Friday, October 6, 2017 to avoid being sued by me.”

Then Davis presents several scenarios beginning with a hypothetical sale amount over $6,000,000, whereby the church would be given $1 million. The last scenario proposed is that for any sales offers under $3,000,000 he would give First Southern Baptist Church $100,000. Then he makes several conditions regarding harassment of him, etc.  Finally, Davis states, “Failure to accept this Offer will result in me making this offer public through any and all outlets I can reach, including news outlets, facebook, and the Internet.  You turning down up to One Million Dollars would be difficult to justify.”

Earlier in this article, I had mentioned that the median sales price in Buena Park for 2017 was around $3 million.  The county had appraised the property and buildings at around $1,356,000.  The church is 67 years old, and the city had to spend $80,000 to remove the homeless shelters, which they were going to charge back to the church.  The IRS sent them a tax bill for almost $54,000. For years this congregation has been below capacity, so that it is probable that offerings barely cover basic expenses for property upkeep. I would like to see a bona fide appraisal of this property before I would believe Davis that a real buyer  would offer $6 million for this property!

On December 22, 2017 Lonestar 1776 rebroadcasts a Wiley Drake video called Another Attempt to Shoot and Kill Pastor Wiley S. Drake.At the 1.26 mark, Wiley Drake explains, “…this morning there was an attempt on my life, an attempt to kill me because of my testimony and because of what I do for the Lord.  Many of you know we have been in a long-going legal battle with one man by the name of James Steven Davis.  Just yesterday, the Attorney General of the State of California said that they find that all the transactions related to the property were the sham transactions by Mr. Davis for his own personal benefit.  None of the transfers were for the benefit of First Southern Baptist Church or the White Horse Family Rights Council, nor were the transfers fair and reasonable or in the best interest of the First Southern Baptist Church of Buena Park...”

(2.37)  “The Attorney General finds each of these transactions to be void and in violation of the Supervision Act and the California Corporation Code.”

(2.53)  “James Steven Davis had made three other attempts on my life and had put paperwork together practicing law as a disbarred attorney and tried to take over this church property.”

(3.55) ( referring to James Steven Davis, the homeless man)…”was still living here at the shelter and he came back late last night and bedded down at the shelter and it was my decision as the executive officer of the First Southern Baptist Church and Messianic Fellowship to indeed serve those papers that the Attorney General gave to me to pass along to James Steven Davis.

Wiley Drake sounds the shofar through a window he opened to a sleeping Davis, when he decided to take it upon himself to act as a Process Server of Legal Documents.  Can we blame Davis for waking up irritated and grabbing his gun as a reaction to Drake’s stunt?

“So this morning on the 26, oh, the 22nd day, excuse me, 22nd day of December I went over to the room where the homeless man James Steven Davis was residing and had locked himself in and I opened the window near his bed and I sounded the Biblical shofar and said, “Wake up!  I need to serve these papers to you and I will not repeat what he said, because he used vile filthy language, but in his style, filthy, he said, “I will shoot and kill you and he put a gun right almost touching my nose, and so I backed away.  I’m not a hero, I didn’t want to die and I asked him though and I handed him the paperwork through the open window, as he sat there on the bed with a gun in his hand.  So he attempted to kill me and I called the Buena Park Police Department and the Buena Park Police Department are good guys and I called 911..”

6.10  “They arrested him, they took the gun away from him…(the police) filed an emergency protective order.”

9:14  “…James Steven Davis, obviously I ask you to pray an imprecatory prayer upon him. that was the fourth time he has attempted to shoot and kill me and the police had to be called.”

10.3  “Please pray for this demented soul who wants to kill God’s anointed pastor, Wiley Drake.”

Recently on Steven Davis’ Facebook page, this comment was seen:

So Davis’ attorney thinks this is a straight forward easy case?

He is in for a surprise, in my non-attorney opinion. Both the Plaintiff and the primary Defendant in this lawsuit are definitely gamechangers of the third kind, and a close encounter with either man will reshape one’s perceptions of the Universe.

LoneStar 1776: The Meet and Greet Club for THE OXYMORONS

But unto the wicked God saith, what hast thou to do to declare my statues, or that thou shouldest take my covenant in thy mouth?  Seeing thou hatest instruction, and casteth my words behind thee.  When thou sawest a thief, then thou consentedst with him…Psalm 50:16-18a

I suppose I should begin this post with this: I DO NOT CONSENT to recorded prison phone calls that refer to me as THAT WOMAN or DEMENTED. It seems that those people who I have referred to as Sovereign Citizens hate being called Sovereign Citizens, pointing out that the phrase is a contradiction in terms. True, very true.  So out of respect, in this article I shall refer to Sovereign Citizens as The Oxymorons.

On July 16, 2018, LoneStar1776 published a video called Mike Parsons (unsentenced) Call From Nebraska Prison. At the 5.04 mark, Mike Parson says, “…We the People won and the Constitution declares that we are the sovereigns, yes, that means ultimate authority, that’s all that means.  The Creator is the Sovereign.  God is sovereign over that which he created and so are we.  Well guess what? You can’t create a government regulation over somebody else without their consent.  That’s why it’s called consent of the governed, and the concept that people are innocent till proven guilty is totally beyond the scope of these morons that we’re dealing with.”

In reading the above words of Mike Parsons, it must be remembered that court documents reflect that Parsons had declared that he is NOT a citizen of the United States of America, and our laws do not pertain to him.  But now he is making a statement in this recent prison phone call as if he is part of the We The People of this great nation.

Just prior to this statement, Mike Parsons had also declared that he is a Christian.  So how is it that he has overlooked this passage in I Timothy 1:5-9a which contradicts his entire philosophy?  It reads,  Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:  From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling:  desiring to be teachers of the law:  understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.  But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;  Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient…”.

God ordained government and ministers of the law to protect the righteous from criminal behaviors. While criminals are in theory part of We the People, such persons will never consent to any law which prohibits their lawless behavior.  Thus we get the Sovereign Citizen Rhetoric of The Oxymorons; those vain janglers, “desiring to be teachers of the law, but understand neither what they say nor whereof they affirm”.

LoneStar 1776 is the Meet and Greet Club of The Oxymorons, with Rudy and Erin Davis as the host and hostess.

So let’s look at one of Lonestar 1776’s Mukbang videos which explains the scope of their prison ministry.

Erin rings a glass dinner bell to announce the beginning of her eating a large amount of leftovers in front of her audience.

On July 6, 2018,  Lonestar 1776 published a video called MUKBANG Friday with Erin and Rudy.  According to Wikipedia, Mukbang is “an online audiovisual broadcast in which a host eats large amounts of foods while interacting with their audience”. This Korean fad has created several wealthy broadcasters including BJ the Diva and BJ Fitness Fairy, so I must assume that Erin and Rudy Davis have adopted their celebrations of Gluttony, (one of Dante’s seven deadly sins), for similar reasons.  In this particular video, Erin shows off their Fourth of July leftovers, which they intend to consume.  Let’s pick up the dialogue at the 7.21 mark:

Rudy Davis: … when Dennis Hicks calls, I need to like set an expectation right up front of what we’re about because he may not understand like what we’re about. [see article here explaining that Dennis Hicks is a convicted murderer in both Mississippi and Alabama].

Erin Davis:  He read your letter.

Rudy:  He hasn’t seen the latest one though.

Erin:  That’s a really good letter.  You should tell everybody about that letter.  Do you? already?

Rudy:  Well, it introduces new prisoners to our prison ministry because a lot of them think, they don’t know what to think, right, if we’re not associated with the legal aspect of things.  We’re not associated with fundraising.  We just simply give them a voice to tell their story and people will make up their own mind.  If at any point, I think the prisoner is lying to me or that I think he’s guilty…

Erin:  Bye-bye.

Rudy:  … then I’ll drop him like a hot potato.

Erin: You mean guilty of the charge?

Rudy:  Yeah, if he’s saying that he’s innocent, but (overtalk) I think that he’s claiming that he is innocent but I believe that he’s guilty, that beyond a reasonable doubt, I will drop him.  There’s no point in me, like you know cuz he’s lying to me, right?  Now if he’s guilty, for instance we got one guy named Gator, I think he goes by the name Richard, right, he’s Richard Franklin, but he goes by the name Gator.  He just said, “I’m guilty of everything you know, but I’ve learned about Jesus Christ and my life has changed” so he don’t claim he’s innocent right, so I can, I can deal with him.

Erin:  As long as they’re honest.

Rudy: Yeah, but if somebody’s telling me they’re innocent and I believe that they’re lying about it, you know, I can’t, but anyway,  um I don’t know about Dennis Hicks.  You know, I don’t know that much about his case. [After this Mukbang video, Lonestar 1776 has uploaded 9 videos on behalf of Hicks, whose most recent murder conviction involved a heinous killing of a mentally challenged young man whom he met at a church.]

Erin:  I don’t either.

Rudy:  I think though that what I can say for sure is nobody in the American judicial systems today gets a fair trial.  NOBODY.

Erin:  I agree.

Rudy:  It’s terrible everywhere so,  it’s very possible there are innocent people on Alabama death row, that would not surprise me.

Erin: So many people have such faith still in the judicial system to work its way out even if it takes a long, long time with appeals and stuff.

Rudy:  No, I don’t have faith in the judicial.  Once you get caught and entrapped in a cage, you have no option right but to learn their system and try to work in it because once you’re in a cage you gotta know what else are you gonna do?

Erin:  If you want to go pro se, you can’t even mount a defense from…

Rudy:  You know, they’ll beat you and pepper spray you and throw you in the hole which they did to Omar and so they mess your mind up before you go represent yourself pro se, but if you’re on the outside you don’t have any need to learn their stupid Satanic system, right, so I’m not gonna learn it cuz I’m not in jail, but if I was in jail,  I mean I just don’t plan on ever going to jail. (laughter) (10.04)

In this 16.41 video, Rudy Davis has presented the proposition that if he believes a convicted criminal is innocent, that prisoner IS innocent, despite what the record states regarding the forensic evidence, witness and victim statements, law enforcement records, judge determinations, jury findings and the convicted criminal’s own words. Rudy and Erin Davis hold to an extreme anti-government viewpoint; by which they support  their biased conclusions using the lies told by incarcerated liars. This is a primary cause why they are so displeased with the YouTube channel, Frater I*I which presents official evidence from the criminal court cases.

Here is a Government Motion in a Case which highlights the politicizing efforts of Lonestar 1776

Interestingly, about the same time that this video was made, Document 455 was filed on July 5, 2018 in the United States District Court District of Nevada in United States of America vs. Omar Qazi.  Omar Qazi is one of Lonestar 1776‘s so called American political  prisoners.  This 12 page document is entitled Government’s Motion in Limine to Preclude (1) Argument, Voir Dire, and/or Evidence about Unrelated Criminal Cases; and (2) Disparagement of the Judiciary or Criminal Justice System. Robert Baty provided a link to Document 455 to his Facebook group, Kent Hovind’s Worst Nightmare, or you may read it here: Rudy Davis Omar Qazi Motion 07052018

In considering the case of Omar Qazi, one must keep one fact foremost in mind.  Qazi has a one-count indictment against him; that of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm in violation of 18 U.S.C. section 922(g).  This is not a complicated case as his DNA was found on the firearm in question, and he has been recorded as confessing his guilt.

However, after becoming incarcerated in Nevada in 2012 for Battery Causing Substantial Harm, Omar Qazi displayed a growing interest with the concept of the “American political prisoner” as promoted by pro Cliven Bundy supporters, and the prison ministry of Rudy and Erin Davis.   Omar Qazi may possibly discover at some future time that attempting to become a cause celebre, will in the end be detrimental to his case.

The word limine, meaning threshhold, is a Motion done at the beginning of a trial to ask the Judge to rule that certain “evidence” not be introduced in the trial.  Because Qazi portrays “himself as some sort of political prisoner or martyr of the criminal justice system and the judiciary” he desires to politicize his trial. The Limine Motion transcribes an audio of a conversation between Rudy Davis and Omar Qazi which had been published on the Lonestar 1776 YouTube channel.  The Plaintiff is concerned that Qazi will complicate what is a simple indictment by possibly  attempting to enter irrelevant and unfairly prejudicial evidence that would suggest a decision on an improper basis. To understand the Government’s complete argument, please read Document 455 in full, which is linked above.

Document 455 quotes Rudy Davis on page 6, “…I don’t want to advocate any violence, I’m not, but I’m just saying we need to be out in the street protesting to the point where they can’t ignore us anymore.”  On Page 7, Rudy (Lonestar 1776) is quoted as saying, “Yeah, these judicial folks are just evil to the core, the prosecutors and the judges, it’s like a conviction factory.  It’s not even like a fair trial before a jury of your peers at all, the fact that they’ve held you for 41 months is just insanity.  I, I mean hell, hellfire and damnation are the reward for these evil bastards who are doing this, Omar, I mean, you know, I don’t know what we can do at this point except pray to God, I don’t-other than just expose them and pray to God that’s what I’m doing.”

The Error of Thinking that God has Consented to the illegality of the Oxymorons

Psalm 50, which was quoted in part at the beginning of this article, discusses those  who use God’s name, yet cast his words aside, and end up consenting with thieves.  Parsons emphasizes over and over his concept of CONSENT versus NON-CONSENT with regard to laws and regulations in the realm of temporal government, as well as those laws which emanate from the heavenly throne.  And Lonestar 1776 keeps right on approving unfounded stories and illogical arguments which contradict a multitude of evidence.

However, Psalm 50: 21 drives home this point:  These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself:  but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes. This is a declaration that a correction will occur that will not be hidden, but in plain sight of all. Perhaps Lonestar 1776 should not be fretting so much over the minor exposures which this blog or Frater I*I have provided for the public good, as there are deeper and wider issues of the Oxymoron movement which shall be revealed by a higher authority.

 

 

In Defiance of Jesus Christ, Rudy Davis’ Lonestar 1776 Prison Ministry Promotes the Whitewashing of Sovereign Citizen Mike Parsons’ Crimes and Contentious Behavior

How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom?  And how hast thou plentifully declared the thing as it is?  To whom hast thou uttered words?  And whose spirit came from thee? Job 26:3-4

On July 6, 2018 I received an email from Rudy Davis in regard to a video which he had published at his Lonestar 1776 YouTube channel titled, Mike Parsons asks Jacquelyn Weaver to Apologize, Retract, Correct Her ArticleThe article which they want to eliminate is my June 30, 2018 post called Sovereign Citizen Mike Parsons Demonstrates How Not To Make A Citizen Arrest.

I listened to Rudy Davis’ and Mike Parsons’ video; it is nothing more than 38 minutes of the ramblings of two men who are clueless as to where my Tracking the Leopard Meroz blog  fits on their Sovereign Citizen Conspiracy World map.

The globe for the Hollow Mind.

On my Contact page I state,  I welcome any comments, even those which disagree with me, as long as you sincerely explain your position.

I have never censored anyone’s opinions, if general rules of civility are observed.  So boys, if you want me to apologize, retract or correct anything, try writing it out in plain English as a comment on the article you find fault with. Then perhaps I will be able to understand what your complaint is. Yesterday, I was told that another video was published on Lonestar 1776 which featured a recorded prison phone call from Mike Parsons speaking once again against Frater I*I and my person.

I will address one minor point which was mentioned in the first Lonestar 1776 video, since it leads into today’s article. Rudy Davis is of the opinion that as a King James Bible believer, I should have directly contacted Mike Parsons, a felon,  before I wrote my article. Pardon me if I failed to perceive Parsons as a Christian saint after reading about his behavior that got him into jail, in the first place.

While the Bible has a procedure for dealing with differences between Christians that are of a personal nature, my article on Parsons was not personal but rather a means of educating and cautioning my readers against sovereign citizen ideologies, which are fraudulent at their foundation.  Mike Parsons represents a real life example of a sovereign citizen taking it upon himself to affect a citizen’s arrest.  The broader topic at hand involved the issuance of  “international” citizen arrest warrants by  sovereign citizen ideologues, as a means of retribution against their perceived enemies.

Mike Parsons has been taken under the wing of Rudy Davis’ prison ministry, which  paints sovereign citizen criminals as innocent,  persecuted Christian Patriots. The façade of this prison ministry is that of a King James Bible, Independent Fundamental Baptist form of religious speech. The late Dr. Peter S. Ruckman, a notable IFB preacher, was known for his prison ministry work, which included preaching the Bible in various prisons, by which he exhorted the doctrine of the genuine fruits of repentance.

In contrast, the Rudy Davis ministry, publishes on YouTube,  phone calls from prisoners that encourage a continuation of self-serving falsehoods in regard to the facts of their cases. This failure on the part of Davis to not counsel repentance and remorse for the behavior that got these felons incarcerated is aggravated by the fact that Davis encourages his prisoners to malign those who accurately speak to the facts and evidence of their cases.

The Witness of American Jurisprudence

As I was reading State of Tennessee v. Michael W. Parsons, Direct Appeal from the Circuit Court of Tipton County No 6030 [No. W2010-02073-CCA-R3-CD-filed December 15, 2011], one sentence on page 18 stood out: “The Defendant also testified during cross-examination by the State that he is a ‘sovereign citizen’.”

As we see in this screenshot in another legal document (Memorandum and Order), Mike Parsons refers to himself as follows:As was stated on page 8 in 4:17-cr-03038-JMG-CRZ Findings, Recommendations and Orders filed 2/7/18, “Defendant (Michael Wayne Parsons) has not been afforded diplomatic status by the State Department of the United States, and he is not entitled to diplomatic immunity.  And while he asserts he is not a United States citizen, Defendant is nonetheless subject to the laws of the United States for criminal conduct performed within this country.  Defendant’s motions to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction and on the basis of diplomatic immunity should be denied”.

So here we have the situation where Mike Parsons, who has denied that he is a United States citizen, is railing against two American citizens,  Frater I*I and me, because we respect the laws of our nation, the law enforcement community, and the judges who have made reasoned decisions based on the facts and evidence and laws which pertained to his various criminal actions.

On page 26, of the first case noted above, it was stated, “Our close and painstaking review of the record before us demonstrates that, under the particular facts of this case, the Defendant was making an impermissible attempt to simultaneously represent himself and to have the counsel of his choice assist him in that endeavor.  Additionally, the Defendant repeatedly engaged in systematic, calculated, delaying tactics and also engaged in attacks upon his lawyers and the trial judge in a concerted effort to obtain counsel of his own choosing, to which he is not entitled.  We have concluded that the Defendant’s antics placed the trial court and the Defendant’s appointed attorneys in a no-win situation.  Our careful, detailed review of the record demonstrates that the Defendant had no intention of following and/or accepting long-standing legal precedent.  Instead, from the outset of these criminal proceedings, the Defendant engaged in an intentional pattern of obstinate, dilatory, bullying behavior in an effort to threaten, coerce, and egregiously manipulated the entire judicial system.  We will not now hear the Defendant complain”.

On page 31, we read, “The Defendant also presented inconsistent narratives to the trial court.  After writing a letter ‘firing’ Ms. Mills, the Defendant claimed to the trial court that it was she who initiated her withdrawal.  After telling the trial court in very clear terms that he wanted to proceed pro se with advisory counsel, he subsequently told the court that he had not waived his right to counsel and demanded that counsel be appointed to represent him.  As our Supreme Court has observed, ‘[d]isingenuous invocations of the right of self-representation that are designed to manipulate the judicial process constitute an improper tactic by a defendant and are not entitled to succeed.’ Hester, 324 S. W. .3d at 33.  And, on the day of trial, the Defendant demanded another continuance.”

Finally, on page 32, “As did the defendant in Willis, the Defendant in this case used the tactic of refusing to communicate and/or cooperate with his lawyers; filing lawsuits against his lawyers; filing complaints with the Board of Professional Responsibility against his lawyers; and refusing to cooperate with a court-ordered evaluation.  Additionally, the Defendant filed with law enforcement a complaint of assault against one of his lawyers; sued the trial judge; sued the district attorney; and sued the victims.  This course of conduct was an egregious manipulation of the judicial system, and of the constitutional rights afforded to criminal defendants, in order to delay, disrupt, and prevent the orderly administration of justice…”.

In yet another legal document, Mike Parsons was described as “employing a convoluted discussion of English tense and grammar” in arguing for the dismissal of a “pending indictment”.

The Witness of the Bible

The Book of Romans, chapter 2, displays the seven great principles of God’s judgment, summarized as Truth, Accumulated guilt, Works, Without Respect of Persons, Performance-Not Knowledge, Secrets of the Heart, and Reality-Not Profession. In verse 8, a form of rebellious mindset, which is under the judgment of God, is described as, But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath.  

It is self evident from reading various criminal case documents pertaining to Mike Parsons, that Rudy Davis’ assessment of this unrepentant and unremorseful felon as being a King James Holy Bible believing Christian is an attempt to whitewash the testimony of the public record which documents the facts, the evidence, and the legal reasoning, wherein Mike Parsons became incarcerated for his criminal actions.   Rudy Davis is a partaker in the sins of Mike Parsons by virtue of his continual support of his falsehoods, which are allowed to be publicly broadcast on the internet, including threats of a lawsuit against Frater I*I for merely bringing forth archived court records.

One of the reasons why I am interested in the sovereign citizen groups which tout themselves as King James Bible believers, is that I never ran across such thinking in the IFB churches I was associated with. While I was a member of a moderate IFB church, I was also very well acquainted with the Pharisee church in the same city; but even in that case, the pastor preached that government was to be respected, and taxes were to be paid in accordance with IRS rules.

Sovereign Citizen ideology is not supported by the Scriptures, unless one takes it upon himself to privately interpret the Bible, removing verses from their context.

The book of Jude speaks of men who privily enter the church who despise dominion and speak evil of dignities. Sovereign Citizen ideology creates cults where the narcissistic individual, who disregards the rights of all others, can reign as king, judge, jury and executioner. We all can agree that all human institutions have corrupt persons who must be countered by standardized procedures, but in the world of the sovereign citizen, the concept of the corruption of governing agents is used like the ink of the squid, to provide a cover for their own personal wrongdoing.

The Book of Judges and Gideon’s Army

Rudy and Erin Davis of Forney, Texas  who are known for their Lonestar1776 You Tube channel and year of jubilee.com,webpage claim that they are assisting  American Political Prisoners. The common denominator of all of these so called American political prisoners is their Sovereign Citizen ideology, which ranges between hardcore believers and those on the fringe, whose criminal cases were negatively affected by sovereign citizen “legal” counsel.

year of jubilee.com Gideon’s Army

Rudy Davis has chosen Gideon’s Army as the motif for his year of jubilee website. The story of Gideon is found in the Old Testament book of Judges, chapters six and seven.  During that time period in the history of Israel, the repeat theme is that when Israel “did evil in the sight of the LORD”, they were delivered as a nation into the hand of various oppressors until such time as God chose a Judge to be their deliverer.

In chapter 6, verse 12 we read a statement of the angel of the LORD, saying, The LORD is with thee, thou mighty men of valour.  This has been a favorite saying of various Christian Patriot groups promoted through the Christian Alternative Media.  We are entering into a realm where an “elite army of men” believe they are chosen to deliver an entire nation from oppression.

There are many important aspects to Gideon’s story, but Rudy Davis first chooses a partial sentence found in Judges 7:3 Whosoever is fearful and afraid, let him return…In choosing an army for Gideon, the LORD poses several tests which must be met; thus the troop numbers are diminished until 300 men are chosen to overcome the Midianites. Another theme of Rudy Davis is expressed in his Make Noise and Shine Light, which is taken from Judges 7:20. Once after making noise,in his videos on Obama, Rudy Davis was paid a personal visit from the Secret Service, who wanted to inquire as to whether he posed a real threat to the President.

Setting the Captives Free From God’s Point of View

The next image on the year of jubilee website makes use of several Scriptures, without identifying them for easy reference.  I am assuming the title, Set the Captives Free is a play off of Luke 18, which was read by Jesus Christ in a Nazareth synagogue as he read Esaias, The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the broken hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

The instruction is given, “Check out our list of brothers and sister in bonds below.  Educate yourself about the cases.  Most of them have been sentenced to “death by prison”.  Find out why.  Ask questions.”  I have no idea how many persons have actually looked into the cases of the prisoners which are referenced on Rudy Davis’ website. I only know of one man who did just that, and because he has been posting his findings on YouTube, he is highly disliked by Rudy Davis.  Of course, I am talking about  Frater I*IKeeper of the Orb and Gazer into the SovCit Abyss.

The Witness of Frater I*I Who Educated Himself on The Cases and Asked Questions

Frater I*I’s  YouTube account  has garnered over 25,000 views since March 6, 2018; but I suppose it was after he started emailing Rudy Davis about those cases, and asking questions, that the alarm bells started sounding off over at the Lonestar1776 prison ministryFrater I*I has 155 subscribers as compared to Davis’ channel which has gathered over 17,000 over a nine year period. The problem with those statistics is that very few Rudy Davis subscribers even watch his videos; whereas Frater I*I views are growing in number.

Frater I*I’s Email to Rudy Davis

One of the Frater I*I emails which received a public response from Rudy Davis and Mike Parsons on a Lonestar 1776 video, was published recently by Robert Baty at his Facebook group Kent’s Hovind’s Worst Nightmare!.

The Lonestar 1776 and Mike Parson Response to Frater I*I

On July 3, 2018 Lonestar 1776 published their response,  Mike Parsons (unsentenced) Defends Himself Against A Pack of Devilish Hyenas.  At the 1.24 mark, Rudy Davis says, “…also this guy that I don’t even want to mention his name because I can’t stand to even mention his name but he sent me an email and he attached some sort of PDF file (linked here) and here’s what he said, he said, ‘His motions are denied in full though this is just a recommendation to the trial judge from the magistrate judge.  It is rare they do not adopt them.  This is bad for Parsons; he’s looking at 8 to 10 years if he is convicted due to his prison record and calling the jury in this matter.  The best advice you can give him is to plead guilty if you truly consider him your friend’ and then he signs it via his traitorous signature, which I cannot stand so anyway just wanted you to be aware of that’.”

Mike Parsons: “Well, I don’t know what this traitor guy means by calling a jury, that, that’s an idiotic statement, nobody calls a jury, you know and the fact is, is that he keeps pushing for people to plead guilty which means that he’s obviously working for the prosecution because if he really cared about the public he would want to make sure somebody went to prison for a long, long time that is as guilty as he seems to think that I am.  The fact is, he nothing but an evil lowlife vermin from the pit of hell liars.”

Rudy Davis:  “Amen to that!”

Mike Parsons:  “Maybe that isn’t a..”

Rudy Davis:  “Amen.”

Mike Parsons:  “… this, this guy is pond scum in the worst degree, now he claims that he can get a transcript of this hearing of the failure to appear.  What he needs to get if he’s got the guts to do it, I would tell you to get an audio and post it both on the internet, the transcript and the audio and compare it because what you’ll find is that they have butchered the transcript and it does not comport to what the audio is, and that when I ask every one of the state’s witnesses, Do you have an order for me to appear in court, No, the answer is ‘No’, so how could you be convicted of failure to appear when the law clearly says you had to have an order to appear in court, a lawful order, that you fail to comply with.  There was no order; that’s the whole point.”

“He dances around this like some slick attorney.  He’s a professional liar and, you know if he claims to be studying to be an A & P mechanic–he’ll never make it because there’s no lying in that trade.  I’ve got many of friends that are A & P mechanics  and they are not liars-they are all about the truth and accuracy and he is nothing of the kind.  He’s not truthful nor accurate.”

Rudy Davis:  “You know, Mike, if I could just interject real quick.  There’s a very popular documentary that just came out on the case of Darlie Routier.  She was accused of stabbing both of her babies in Rowlett, Texas.  What you’re saying about doctoring the transcripts, that was exactly the case in her case.  It’s not surprising at all that you’re saying they doctored the transcripts, that they do that all the time.”

Mike Parsons:  “Well, here’s the thing.  This guy is, is stalking me, while I’m locked up and, and basically unable to deal with this fraud.  He hides behind a screen name.  He threatens me, he basically threatens me my wife, he insults me and my wife, and as well as chief justice Holland.[he is referring to Sue Holland, a so-called chief justice of the same fabled tribe he associates with.  She is also in prison.]  He insults the entire Chilcotin nation and the sovereignty of that nation.”

“He is, he’s relying on people’s ignorance of what the truth is and their laziness to not look at this stuff up, but if anybody, if what you sent me, a copy of that transcript, if he posted it, if anybody listening will review what he says, and then go to those pages and look for it, you’ll find it’s not there, plus you’ll find notations that Mrs. Parsons put in the margin of that transcript denying everything that he’s saying just because some cop who got fired for planting evidence, Michael Green, wasn’t there to testify so they had, the parole hearing read his report, that’s hearsay, he ought to know that, he ought to know better than that, that he’s a liar, so he’s not going to acknowledge it, that’s the problem with the guy.”

“Now if he will not expose his real name at least expose the name of your attorney, so that when I contact him, give me some kind of a way to let me, let him know who you are, so that when I can file my lawsuit against you, then we’ll be able to do battle like real men since you’re too much of a coward to step out of your closet.  Now I never said you’re a pedophile, I said what you’re doing is supporting  pedophiles because I’m helping natives get their children back from the foster care system which ranks with pedophiles and obviously you support those people so you must be a supporter of pedophiles, because if you’re opposing me, you’re supporting the other side, which is the pedophiles.”

“Now someone made a comment that you might be homosexual because you’re hiding in a closet.  I don’t know that, you know I don’t care about that, I just care that you are committing libel and slander.  Now it’s one thing for you to say in here that it, it’s not illegal for someone to insult you.  No, insults or not, but posting false information there is willfully done with the intent of harming someone and painting a jury, that’s a crime.  And sir, you’re criminal, you’re a fraud and a coward, you are no Marine, you have no integrity, you’re a scumbag.”

“Now he says that ‘he fully knew the kidnapping plot’, well, there was no plot, first of all, and second of all, I’m locked up for over a month while the indictments and the court orders for my release and the arrest warrants for those two people were issued just because you have a job as a judge and a sheriff for a corporation does not immune you from prosecution by a court.  The fact is that under color of law, crimes committed by these people can get them put in prison and an international warrant issued and served upon a law enforcement, in this country is what they did which is lawful, you ought to know that, if you do your homework, but the thing is you know it’s lawful, you’re just a liar, you’re going to spread false information to people who won’t read the information.”

“Now you put in here little excerpts, I don’t believe a word of it that you’ve got in here, you claim these people that work with my wife made these statements.  I don’t believe a word of it that you’ve got in here, you claim these people that work with my wife made these statements.  I don’t know this to be true, but I guarantee you I’m going to ask that Pat would provide some kind of a response to these statements to see if those were in fact true or not, I don’t know if she even saw those.  If she did, they’re not true.  I’ve never verbally abused anybody in my life, but maybe I’ll make an exception to your case.”

“Alright, but otherwise there is no mental distress, there is no manipulation.  She’s upset about the abuse by Tipton County government who’s been hounding me for the last 14 years because I dared to sue to expose a rigged election.  Do your homework once again.  You’ll find out that I’ve never been in jail or anything until all of a sudden when I sue to challenge the election, then we’re attacked and uh even when the grand jury when I was falsely accused for punching a guy in the nose, yeah, when, when somebody attacks me, yeah, I’ll fight back, whether it’s in court or wherever you attack my family, you got a fight.  If you want to fight, bring it on.”

“Step out of the closet you hide yourself in,  behind a screen name, chump. I’m locked up in a jail, I don’t have access to a computer.  The fact is, is that you’re a coward, I guarantee you that if you step out and give me your lawyer’s name, I will contact him and I’ll make sure that I file it properly.  The lawsuit will be in your proper name sent to your proper address or to your attorney, either way.  That’s fine.  Makes me no difference, but what you’ve done is a crime, sir.  You’re a coward and a criminal, you’re supporting other criminals.  Now the rest of the letter is pathetic and again anyone out there that’s reading just nonsense, it’s false information.  He puts in here operative word, she seems to have told her co-workers, well there’s no seeming to it, she didn’t tell them anything except about the abuse by Tipton County.”

“So we’ll get a copy of this and she will have the ability to respond.  Otherwise, in the number six, he says ‘he fully had access to the house in question’. That’s not true.  I didn’t even have a key to the thing when I travel, Mrs. Parsons has the only key.  The house is in her control, that way she can have her guns there unlocked in the safe so can easily access in case some lowlife like you comes up, tries to mess with her and she can blast you back in the pit of hell from which you came from, you low life coward, but regardless of that, the fact is, is that she has a right to bear arms so as the rest of my family, so stay away from them.  And he seems to think that they’re going to talk about find a –there’s nothing in there about finding a rifle anywhere.  That’s not in there.”

“Oh, and please call the FAA, you moron, to tell them that this is a transport plane that’s owned by another country being moved out of this country.  It is, it not a fact that you are supposed to cover the N number because it’s no longer registered in the United States.  There is no registration required when you’re not a U. S. citizen and it’s going to another country, moron.”

Rudy Davis: “They’re a pack of devilish hyenas, you nailed it on the head and uh I pray that justice comes to them…there is a group in a pack of devilish hyenas that seems to take great pleasure.  They hide behind anonymous screen names in the destruction of Mike and Pat’s life and uh they seem to be obsessed with you know, every little detail and finding fault in every little word and you know raising accusations and it’s upsetting Mike a great deal.  Me personally, I don’t have time to get into the details of the situation here. I have too many other prisoners that need my attention, and so Mike can fight his own battles.  I do pray that Mike gets his freedom soon and I have no doubt that Mike will sweep the floor with the whole pack of devilish hyenas that have come against him.”

Praying For Justice, When You Are The One In The Wrong

Will Mike Parsons “sweep the floor”? I would like to remind Rudy Davis of Isaiah 28:16-17, Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold I lay in Zion for a foundation, a stone, a tried stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste: Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.

When one prays for Justice, it is not something to ask for in pride… for when it comes forth from the holy throne of mercy, you may wish you had pondered your prayer request with a humble heart.