24 people came and chimed in at this Thursday’s meeting. Though the resounding, unanimous theme seemed to be doom-and-gloom for the coming days, there was also the undeniable air of planning, preparation and prayer — and most importantly, a sense of community.
You know the “mark of the beast” spoken about in Revelation? Well, some believe it is here. The RFID, which stands for Radio Frequency Identification, is a small tag which can now be hidden in your clothing, food packaging, electronics or anything you purchase. It can even be embedded in your skin. This tag uses the electromagnetic or electrostatic coupling in the RF portion of the electromagnetic spectrum to transmit signals. In other words, it provides a way for something to be tracked without line-of-sight.
Though the RFID and its technology has recently been played down, we can only see its uses increasing with time. In the case of Pennsylvania’s Slippery Rock University, students will “soon be able to use their cell phones to make payments at locations on campus as well as with participating merchants in the surrounding community.” According to this article and others like it, the RFID in students’ phones will be linked to their school bank account via the internet.
Bank Shutdowns in September
Check out this letter by Jim Willie, a financial sense market commentator. Thought we are not certain as to the reliability of this author, the bank shutdown which he is predicting for September of this year would cause catastrophic events including bank heists, US dollar devaluation and social chaos. If what he is saying here is true, then we would all be wise to prepare for such an event. According to this article, you may want to closely examine the security of things like your 401k, your bank accounts and pretty much anything that you can’t hold in your hand.
In an emergency situation where bank accounts are inaccessible and/or the US dollar experiences a severe devaluation, the “numbers” represented in these accounts may not be of much help. When a collapse like this happens the first system that will emerge is that of trade and barter. People simply trade goods and services. So be sure you have these to offer — food, water, supplies. Oh, and TOILET PAPER — or perhaps the pages of a phone book. Basically, everything you need to live. Visit our Committees of Safety page for more ideas. After some time, when things begin returning to some form of “normalcy,” often an economy will resort to a more “Biblical” form of currency, like gold and silver. In such a case, it may not only pay off to be prepared with food, shelter, goods and services, but precious metals like gold and silver may be worth its weight in…well…gold. So stock up folks!
Action Alerts: Outreach and Prayer Vigil
The above examples are just a few of the topics we discussed this Thursday. It is obvious that our freedom is quickly fading. So what is the solution? Well, obviously knowledge is the first step. Though much of tonight’s information told of a bleak future, it also brought about a sense of community and a desire to help others to get prepared. Everyone had ideas. One such idea was the proposal for an in-depth newsletter to be printed, 50,000 copies or so, and delivered to residents of the Triad area (Winston Salem, Greensboro, Walnut Cove, King, etc). The cost has been researched to be around $8,300 and would require someone who is knowledgeable about page layout and design. If you feel the call to help with this project, please contact us.
Without God, we can do nothing. Since Carolina Liberty’s inception, it has been our utmost desire to put God at the heart of it all. And so tonight it was once again proposed that we have a 24-hour prayer vigil, much like we had in March. As we plan this event, we ask that you consider participating in it. The time is now for us to pray for our country, our freedoms, our friends and our families.
“If My people, who are called by My Name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14
Many people are of the persuasion (belief in propaganda) that law enforcement agents can arrest you for any infraction which violates any one of the plethora of statutes lining the walls of your local law library in a mind numbing array of volumes.
What most folks don’t know is that once upon a time they actually had rights; rights that superceded these voluminous extrapolations. Rights such as certain limitations upon the capacity to arrest an American citizen with or without an arrest warrant.
Let me touch on just a couple and see if these don’t surprise you just a little.
To begin this little expose, it is a maxim of law that if it was once a right, it is still a right and there can be no legislation which would abrogate it. With this in mind let us look at the question of arrest without a warrant from the court’s point of view. The Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia declared: “The common law relating to arrest is the law on that subject in Virginia. At common law a peace officer may arrest without a warrant for a breach of the peace committed in his presence, but for no other misdemeanor.” Galligher v. Commonwealth, 161 Va. 1014, 170 S.E. 734, 736 (1933), authorities cited.
Where a person was arrested without warrant and charged with “public drunkenness,” which resulted in charges of “resisting arrest,” it was held by the Supreme Court of North Carolina that the arrest was illegal as the state failed to make a prima facie case by showing that the defendant’s conduct at the time of arrest amounted to either an actual or threatened breach of peace. The court said “it is manifest that mere drunkenness unaccompanied by language or conduct which creates public disorder amounting to a breach of the peace, will not justify arrest without a warrant,” and that “not every misdemeanor is a breach of the peace.” In a very well-reasoned decision on the subject of arrests, the Court held: “It has always been the general rule of the common law that ordinarily an arrest should not be made without warrant and that, subject to well-defined exceptions, an arrest without warrant is deemed unlawful. 4 Bl. Comm. 289 et seq.; 6 C.J.S., Arrest, § 5, p. 579. This foundation principle of the common law, designed and intended to protect the people against the abuses of arbitrary arrests, is of ancient origin. It derives from assurances of Magna Carta and harmonizes with the spirit of our constitutional precepts that the people should be secure in their persons. Nevertheless, to this general rule that no man should be taken into custody of the law without the sanction of a warrant or other judicial authority, the processes of the early English common law, in deference to the requirements of public security, worked out a number of exceptions. These exceptions related in the main to cases involving felonies and suspected felonies and to breaches of the peace (authorities cited). State v. Mobley, 240 N.C. 476, 83 S.E.2d 100, 102 (1954).
Now that I have your curiosity and maybe even some deeper interest, check this out from the Supreme Court of North Carolina. It held that “the overwhelming weight of authority” for misdemeanor charges, is that the officer “must have the warrant in his possession.” The Court said: “In 6 C.J.S., Arrest, § 4, p. 576 et seq., we find the general rule stated as follows: “The warrant must at the time of arrest be in the possession of and with the person purporting to act thereunder or of one with whom he is acting in conjunction. * * * Accordingly, where the warrant is at the officer’s house some distance from the scene of the arrest, or in the hands of another who is not at the scene of arrest, or in the central office of a city detective bureau, the arrest is unlawful.” Alexander v. Lindsey, 230 N.C. 663, 55 S.E.2d 470, 474 (1949).
One last thing: “When an officer arrests a person without a warrant, the burden rests upon the officer to plead and prove justification. Otherwise the arrest is prima facie unlawful.” Evans v. Jorgenson, 182 Minn. 282, 234 N.W. 292, 293 (1931), and; “The plaintiff need not prove that the imprisonment was unlawful or malicious, but establishes a prima facie case if he proves that he was imprisoned by the defendant; the onus then lies on the defendant of proving a justification. Earl of Halsbury, The Laws of England, vol. 38, 3rd Ed., Pt. 4, § 1266, p. 765, London, 1962.
It gets even more interesting as you follow this line of reasoning by the courts themselves.
Want to hear MORE? Check out our meetings on Thursday’s.
On July 2nd, 2009 we were pleased and honored to have Mr. Harvey Pulliam as our guest speaker. Harvey is a true patriot and is definitely keeping the heat on our government representatives – both at the local and the national level. He deals primarily with the NC constitution, and encourages a means by which we can hold our ELECTED officials accountable. Specifically, using the constitution as the legal basis to impose term limits. Our NC Constitution has provided a way that we can decide who represents us – and for how long. They are our representatives. Our servants. They NEED our funds. They NEED our vote. Harvey, on other website, NCConstitution.com, purports:
Exercise one of your rights: request that your elected officials adopt 2-year renewable terms of office that are not staggered. They can, if they choose, obey the frequent elections clause of the N.C. Constitution, which they took a oath to uphold. If they give you the tired old, “we need experience on the board,” tell them that 2-year terms are served by the U.S. House Of Representatives – all 435 of them – and they are elected at one time. Is your town more complicated than the U.S. House? If so, you have indeed lost control of your elected officials. Take back control with 2-year terms, renewable at your option, at the ballot box.
I call this petition
“Big Government’s Nightmare.”
Also authorized by N.C. G. S. 160A-104, this N.C. General Statute give the qualified voter of any municipality the ability to call for a referendum to determine whether to amend the municipality’s charter, so that the mode of election of the city council shall be that all candidates shall be elected by all the qualified voters of the city. See N.C. General Statute 161A-101(6).
This, if enacted by the voters, will end the ward system, will make all city council members represent all the people all the time, and make them subject to approval at election time by all the qualified voters.
The above statues cannot be used for county commissioners, as they are an agency of the state. They have to vote to change to an at-large system. So contact your county commissioners and express your wish to end ward or district systems if you have them.
Our Founding Fathers were divinely inspired, and no ordinary men could have breathed breath into that document.
“We are endowed by OUR CREATOR with certain unalienable rights.”
Mere humans cannot grant rights. They can merely allow privileges, which are always trumped by rights. In our meeting, Harvey made the point that we have fallen prey to Stockholm Syndrome – having been deceived into believing that our captors are our friends, and are looking out for our best interest.
Mr. Pulliam retold a story of recently bringing his digital camera to the Kernersville Board of Aldermen meeting to take a picture of the board bringing the budget to a vote, and the mayor demanded that he put away his camera. But oh-ho-ho no. Mr. Pulliam didn’t check his rights at the door!!! He demanded to get a picture of this board voting on this horrendous budget and wanted to post on his website. They were so mad that they took a 10 minute break, but the city attorney stood up for him, and forced the photo-op. All of the Aldermen sat there and held their hand up and looked sheepish while he took their picture. Harvey is provocative, but he emphasized that our forefathers paid a bigger price than that!
Special thanks to Harvey Pulliam, for your boldness and willingness to take the unpopular road. You’re welcome back to our Thursday night meetings anytime!
It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error.”
- U.S. Supreme Court in American Communications Association v. Douds, 339 U.S. 382, 442
On Saturday July 4th, 2009, about 100 humans (and 1 dog) were in attendance at the American Legion in King, NC for the tea party sponsored by Stokes FreedomWorks. Of course our Carolina Liberty group infiltrated the crowd armed with quippy fliers and a powerful audio recorder that picked up all of the activity amazingly well. By the way, that audio file is included with this post, and I’ve detailed the audio markers next to the corresponding speakers. Thanks to the brilliant and talented and genius and cute as a button (not that I’m partial or anything) Cliff Muncy for making that happen!
Several speakers took the stage including:
- Dr. Douglas Schell
- Rick Morris (one-time manager for Stokes county)
- Don East (state senator from Surry County – audio mark 10:56)
- Bryan Holloway (representative for Stokes County – audio mark 22:39)
- Rev. Bob Lightner (pastor of Philadelphia Fellowship and owner of Rebel Ridge Farm in Walnut Cove, NC – audio mark 33:58)
- Becki Gray (Vice President for Outreach at the John Locke Foundation – audio mark 50:34)
The last portion of the event included an open mic session which allowed several others to speak their piece as well. These citizen speakers included:
- Georgia Yeager (audio mark 01:02:26)
- Buddy Tim (audio mark 1:10:00)
- Harvey Pulliam (audio mark 1:18:21)
- Bill Randell (audio mark 1:23:32)
- Craig Carrico (audio mark 1:30:23)
- Lyn Ballentine (audio mark 1:35:53)
- Dave Dembroski (audio mark 1:42:00)
- Rick Secrest (audio mark 1:44:4)
All of the speakers that day offered fresh and exciting perspectives on the current state of affairs in our state and abroad. Sometimes – particularly within this Liberty/Patriot movement – it can be a lonely road. You may think you’re the only fringe ‘nut job’ out there with these wacky ideas about freedom and liberty and the preservation thereof, but every now and then a group of unique individuals assemble in one place, and you find comfort in the sanctum of like-minded thought. It’s encouraging, this realization that we’re not so alone after all!
Many thanks to Stokes FreedomWorks and Jack Gibson for organizing and sponsoring this event!
“Under the law of nature, all men are born free, every one comes into the world with a right to his own person, which includes the liberty of moving and using it at his own will. This is what is called personal liberty, and is given him by the Author.”
Links of Interest
We discussed the following things at this Thursday’s meeting. Join us every Thursday night at 7PM at Freedom Baptist Church in Rural Hall, North Carolina!
-Report given concerning the seminar. Several Carolina Liberty attendees were in attendance at this seminar and were impressed by the information regarding a man who says “I can cure your cancer.” We encourage you to visit Cancercured.org for more information.
New Carolina Liberty Website Launch!
Cliff completed the website. Check out all the new stuff! We ask that everyone spread the word. It is hugely important that we make these resources known. Some of the new features of the website are:
- Google Calendar – Compatible with phones, etc. You can subscribe to calendar and add events to your own personal calendar.
- About Us – Members were asked to read these pages and let Cliff know if they have any suggestions on improvements to the content.
- Curriculum – Tells all about the NCAR (North Carolina American Republic)
- Link to Affidavit for Citizenship & Domicile
- Connects to NCAR Website
- Several resources/info gleaned from John Ainsworth’s Seminar DVD still in production
Committees of Safety
It was discussed that even if no catastrophic event occurs, it is still hugely important to our lives. It may be hopeless to effect change via the political process, but we need to do everything we can to be prepared.
- It will be important to have medical professionals within this movement.
- Orlando made a point that all we really need is a first aid kit. Most of what we put in our mouths makes us sick. Physicians may point to genetics but it really is an indication of what we eat.
- We had an in-depth discussion concerning holistic and healthy eating. Attendees may want to contact Lyn or Orlando for more information.
- The biggest difference between our society and other societies that have collapsed is that we don’t really know how to do what it takes to survive. The group tonight was encouraged to go out and seek these things out and educate themselves.
- Further discussion regarding what and how to go about treating emergency medical issues.
We are greatly encouraged to see all the different liberty-minded groups popping up. Sometimes small groups can make a more profound impact by contributing to the greater whole.
Tonight the group asked one of the attendees to follow up on his ticket situation to see what had been resolved. We then discussed various methods for fighting matters like this, including non-statutory abatement as well as a method in which you write “Refuse for Cause” on the ticket and then return it to the officer within three days. The third and final argument that was given was of course arguing jurisdiction (see NCRepublic.org or our curriculum page).
NCAR Curriculum Update
Sara will be working on the NCAR Curriculum with John Ainsworth. This curriculum will propel people toward making these arguments for themselves. Know what you know! Our group then shared court experiences.
Discussion of Upcoming Events
America: Restoring a Heritage – 8/7/09 & 8/8/09
Summersville Arena & Conference Center
Summersville, WV (see our calendar for event details)
Tea Parties – July 4th
-King, NC – Cliff talked about his discussion with David Schell. David Schell was listed online as one of the organizers for the Stokes (King) Tea Party, though he wasn’t the actual organizer. In his conversation with David, Cliff found it encouraging that David was on the same page as Carolina Liberty. Mr. Schell warned against not looking to tea parties because the traitors are in power and we need to do what we can to be prepared.
-Raleigh, NC – Black Robe Regiment
ChuckBaldwinLive.com - information regarding Black Robe Regiment
June 17-18, 2009
Listen Now Thursday’s Meeting | Raleigh Rally
Thursday Meeting Notes:
Tonight several topics were discussed including the upcoming calendar events and ideas shown below. We also went around the table and asked each person how they felt about the success of our recent Raleigh Rally. Many of us felt as though the trip was an “exercise in futility”. Yet at the very least, it showed the state representatives where we stood and we also were able to see where they stood. In our conversation with Bryan Holloway, we saw that he too realizes where the country is headed and he is very disappointed about this just as we are. Unfortunately, he finds that the VERY liberal North Carolina legislature is basically a dictatorship, where the speaker controls what is heard and what is not. We also spoke to representative Larry Brown. When we asked him “How do we get our liberty back?” Larry’s first response was without hesitation, “REVOLUTION.” Listen to the audio above.
-912 Project Meeting – 6/20/09
-Saturday, 3PM, Mayberry’s
-Goal: network, spread truth & invite attendees to Committees of Safety Meeting
-Flyers being printed by Lin B., Bob & Cliff
-CancerCured.org – 6/23/09
-Seminar by Dr. Robert Dowling
-6-9PM at Village Inn, Clemmons
-July 4th Tea Party in King, NC – 7/4/09
-Location: American Legion in King at 5PM
-Goal: network, spread truth & invite attendees to Committees of Safety Meeting
-Flyers being printed by Bob, Cliff and anyone who is able
-Committees of Safety – 7/11/09
-Flyers can be found online. Invite your friends!!
-NCAR & John Ainsworth – TIME TBA
-Bake Sale – TIME TBA
-Idea presented to have bake sale at Freedom Baptist instead of Walmart!
-CL sponsored, raise money for church, pass out our information and network with church members
-Piggyback onto other event?
-Local Town Council Involvement – TIME TBA
-Lin is working on getting information for WS meetings
-Keep attending your local meetings so we can schedule a date to go to one as a group!
$18 was received into the CL War Chest to raise money for more flyers. Thank you to everyone who contributed!
Committees of Safety Flyer
June 11, 2009
Minutes – Carolina Liberty 6/11/09
- Keep contacting friends & family to promote the Rally
- Bill mentioned the tax bill has passed – intent to fund the schools. What about the NC Education Lottery? Why are they funding commercials? Wasn’t the lottery supposed to be the answer? That will be a question posed to representatives at the Raleigh Rally.
- One of the biggest issues should be Sovereignty and States Rights.
- Solidify plans regarding the Raleigh Rally with other groups -YAL, Ron Paul, Project 912
- Flyers are on the website available for download – CarolinaLiberty.com
- Meeting is scheduled with Rep. Bryan Holloway at 10-10:30 AM
- Arrival at 7:30AM at church (Freedom Baptist) on Wednesday
- Make sure to wear your buttons! Let your motto be – “wear what they wear” — Sunday best! Creates and air of respectability
- Representatives will be in session at 2 PM
NC Freedom (ncfreedom.us)
-Cliff passed around a spreadsheet showing NC Freedom’s goals and priorities, suggested that we need to add our goals to this list so that we can network with the other groups and be heard. Bill was concerned that they are only organizing to promote their own agendas.�Sovereignty is our primary goal. NC Freedom seems to be concentrating on adding / changing Constitutional Amendments.
A Word of Encouragement from Sandra Robles
This week, our very own Sandra Robles’ email to Larry Brown was published online in the Beaufort Observer. Check out the article here. Beware, it’s not for the faint of heart:�http://tinyurl.com/r8pq6x In response, Larry Brown stated that he would “NOT” vote to raise taxes. Also recently, Sandra contacted Richard Burr regarding Obama’s eligibility and received a phone call from his attorney stating that he would deliver her message to Richard Burr. This just goes to show you that one person CAN make a difference. Contact these politicians and hold their feet to the fire!
Town Council Meetings
-Cliff handed out a review of our homework assignments given last week. See last weeks notes. Start visiting the town council meeting in your area and gather information so that we can set dates to begin attending these as a group! Research to find out their requirements to speak at these meetings, meeting times, etc. When we show up at these meetings in large numbers, we can have a greater effect.
-Comment: Doug went to County Commissioner meeting on June 8th.
-Volunteer: Lin B. will research W.S. town council meeting for us. Thanks Lin!
Committees of Safety
-Bob read excerpt from “A Testament to Freedom” by Bonhoeffer
-Covered Committees of Safety
-Passed out flyer: Organizational Meeting & Seminar – Rebel Ridge Farm – Saturday July 11th at 9:30AM. Click here to download
-Inviting locals, groups, churches involved outside of our group
-The federal government keeps piling on and our community needs to be prepared to take it on ourselves. Unfortunately, Americans have become too soft.
-Suggestion: NC Cooperative Extension (http://forsyth.ces.ncsu.edu) has how-to on canning, planting, etc.
-Need to examine energy alternatives (wood stoves, solar, etc)
June 4, 2009
Minutes-Carolina Liberty- June 4, 2009
Eight members in attendance. Cliff moderated meeting. Opened with prayer.
Representative Larry Brown’s newsletter was read out loud to all attendees. It was unanimously agreed that his newsletter was pitiful, irresponsible, and out of order. Bob Lightner’s response letter was read out loud with some members opting to share Bob’s well written response, personalize it, and ship it to Mr. Brown. There were others who wrote their own responses but would not share them in an effort to protect their reputation. LOL. A link to Bob’s letter is below.
We discussed the Sovereignty Road Trip also known as the Raleigh Rally. Decided to meet at Freedom Baptist Church on Hwy. 65, Rural Hall at 7:30 am on Wednesday, June 17, 2009 with group planning to make a quick stop for breakfast. Arrive in Raleigh at 10:00 am. Quarter-page flier is linked at the end of these notes.
Reminder to develop questions about our concerns while tying them into our State Sovereignty issue.
Suggestion to remind electors that ALL federal money originates with the citizen. That NC dependence on federal money is actually a dependence on NC citizens with a middle man taking out a portion…that middle man being the federal government. Cut out the middle man (or reduce his take) with state sovereignty.
Suggestion that two large economies in United States fund their economies entirely on a consumption tax. They are Texas and Florida. That Texas had surplus funds this year and was able to cut state tax burden on her citizens. This also means that Texas is financially independent of the Federal govt. handouts BECAUSE SHE DOES NOT NEED THEM. Using tax reform and State Sovereignty to attract the Greedy side of the elected official.
Requested that inquiry be about North Carolina’s use of forcible annexation against her citizens. That we are one of only five states that allow forcible annexation. If we reform taxes, seek state sovereignty, this unconstitutional money grab will not be necessary.
Discussed that the typical elected official operated out of greed and power. To consider this mindset when promoting State Sovereignty. Several stories shared about politics, power, and greed.
Reported on the NCFreedom.US meeting in Asheville on May 29th. Three Carolina Liberty members in attendance. NCFreedom.US stated their mission as the networking of all small NC groups into one central group. Ten groups present at meeting including Carolina Liberty, 9/12, and Ron Paul groups. Announced all minutes/audio/sign-up sheets (w/ names/emails/addresses ) available on Carolina Liberty Website. Three Carolina Liberty attendees agreed that NCFreedom.US appeared to be a non partisan group. Attendees took two votes. Vote 1) Agreed that all in attendance supported State Wide Centralization of all groups. Vote 2) Agreed that NCFreedom.US and its website would be the instrument of centralization of all NC small groups. Carolina Liberty voted in favor of both decisions.
Discussed potential conversation with electors over “The League of Municipalities.” Round table discussion about the existence of this lobbying group, that it had in fact been called North Carolina’s shadow government. That is is made up of ex politicians, mayors, municipal attorney’s, etc. That many local town budgets spend thousands of dollars on this group referring to it as “a watchdog” organization. That the citizens support this group via their local taxes when in fact this group is ANTI citizen’s rights and only protects municipalities. That this group is a lobbying group for municipalities to protect their ability to increase their local revenue and defeat state/voter efforts to reduce their ability to collect revenue.
ACTION ALERT – Requested members to research this group, and check the city budgets of their respective hometowns for the league payments. Towns mentioned were Kernersville, Yadkinville, Walkertown, and Tobaccoville.
ACTION ALERT – Members asked to consider the idea of convening Carolina Liberty meetings on government property outside city halls one hour prior to town council meetings. Other ideas considered and discussed are as follows:
ACTION ALERT – Each Carolina Liberty member to get their town council meeting calendar and bring to next Thursdays Carolina Liberty meeting for calendaring/organizing purposes. Our mission would be to develop local watchdog groups to attend each town council meeting with their purpose to be the protection of citizens constitutional rights during town council meetings, possibly aid in electing Constitutional Representatives to serve on town councils, etc. Carolina Liberty core group would move on to the next town/county/group until all of NC had constitutional protection groups active in local politics/town council meetings.
1) Each Carolina Liberty member attend their first town council meeting.
2) Each member to take notes/minutes of the meeting,
3) Format letters to include the following info.
a. description of town council meeting agenda/votes (condensed minutes)
b. any constitutional infringements or agenda issues that would CREATE interest
c. date of next town council meeting
d. announce Carolina Liberty meeting outside chambers one hour prior to council meeting
e. contact number for Carolina Liberty member for further info
f. copy and distribute. Tape to front doors, community bulletin boards, hand outs at church, etc.
4) Attend calendared town council meetings en masse until we get groups large enough and informed enough to be effective protectors of our fellow citizens from city officials.
Discussed County Committee of Safety. Group agreed that the organization of local citizen protection groups could provide the starter groups for these committees. The Committee of Safety would consist of a Chairman, Secretary, and Treasurer. The subcommittees would consist of four members each with each subcommittee having a Chairman. Thirteen additional general members would bring the total members of each Committee of Safety to 21.
Committees of Safety necessary in case of invasion, government collapse, FEMA comes in, Comet hits earth, Religious Jihad, natural disaster, etc.
Five subcommittees including
2) Education and spiritual
3) Economic: develop economic systems such as co-ops and overcome script issues
4) Medical and Life Support: Hook up with doctors and nurses
5) Defense and Communications: Get up with law enforcement. Hand out Sheriff Mack books, Hand out Oath Keepers information, organize minutemen, practice mustering, Evacuation plans.
Cannot do alone. Must develop county by county.
Closed meeting with prayer.
Bob Lightner’s Letter to Representative Brown
County Committee of Safety Outline
Raleigh Rally Mini Flyer
May 29, 2009 - Asheville
Liberty groups join together for a state-wide fight for freedom!
Our own Cliff, Tyler and Doug attended the state-wide liberty group meeting in Asheville today where David DeGerolamo (ncfreedom.us) and his team have put together a comprehensive plan and website designed to network all of the liberty-minded groups together. The website will allow for each group to have an equal voice and for all groups as a whole to act as one unit, to adopt and pursue the best “plan of action” for our state. The meeting closed in two votes deciding if 1) the representatives in attendance supported this state-wide networking plan and 2) whether or not the website presented was to be adopted as well. The decision was a unanimous and resounding “YES!” on both counts. The next step will be for the group representatives to present the information to their individual groups respectively to seek their support.
Read the article at NC Freedom:
Announcement : NC Freedom joins groups
across the state together for common cause
Sign-in sheet for everyone in attendance at this meeting.
Handouts from the meeting.
Follow-up emails from Jeanne Strickland and David DeGerolamo
May 28, 2009
Last week’s meeting was great as it was more of a round table discussion. Tonight, we had around 16-18 people present. A low number, but it was packed with good ideas, information and planning. We were joined by a few visitors including one from Ron Paul’s Campaign for Liberty meetup group. He and his wife and baby were there. First time we’ve ever had a baby in the meeting to my knowledge.
Bill started out by talking about the states waking up. Then he read a piece called “American Capitalism: Gone with a Wimper“. He reminded us of who we are with the NC Constitution. It opened up into some good discussion. After the break, Pastor Bob Lightner had a presentation concerning committees of safety (minute mark 58:48 in the audio). After presenting a thorough overview of the current state of affairs, he gave an outline for the committee of safety and the subcommittees it involves. This was well received by all of us, and we believe it is a goal we need to have. Before his presentation, he also passed out a 3-page questionnaire, backed by federal law which you can provide to government agents when you encounter them and demand they fill it out before you provide them with any information.
Links from Bob Lightner’s Discussion:
Committees of Safety
Public Service Questionnaire
See Resources – White Paper Collections
Rethinking Romans 13
Seed Bank (Heirloom Seeds)
Food Shelf Life
Food Storage Containers
Food Storage, etc.
Tomorrow, a few of us will be going to a meeting in Asheville at 6PM to a meeting by NCFreedom.us in order to unite all of the liberty-minded groups in North Carolina under one umbrella.
Please also remember that we plan to visit Raleigh on Wednesday, June 17 to meet with our area Legislators concerning State Sovereignty. If you or your group are interested in joining us please stop by one of our meetings or email Bill at firstname.lastname@example.org.