Priorities of the People


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June 22, 2007

Priorities are very important. In the history books we've seen that men like George Washington had priorities of leading a violent revolution against the government. This priority of Washington's took precedent over his own family, income and being. By today's standards, Washington was a nut case!

Today there is a married couple, Ed and Elaine Brown, who have the priority to resist against the government's efforts to steal their money and their freedom. They are holed up on the 110 acres in New Hampshire that they own outside of Plainfield, New Hampshire.

Currently the Browns' are surrounded by heavily armed government troops and police who want to arrest them and throw them in a government prison for more than five years and to confiscate much of their property that they've worked for all their lives. This is what governments do.

The Browns are also surrounded by people like neighbor David Grobe who have different priorities. He doesn't care what crimes the government commits, just so it doesn't interfere with his playing softball! Grobe, like too many 'Americans', has priorities that would turn the stomachs of the very people they pretend to thank and admire every Fourth of July! I'm sure when George Washington and his revolutionaries started blowing up the government troops at Yorktown, they were interrupting the regular routine of the locals. Yet, the American revolutionaries completely ignored the sheeple and did what they knew they had to do, thank God!

The government siege in New Hampshire is very similar to the assault they committed in 1992 at Ruby Ridge, Idaho. At the Ruby Ridge home of Randy Weaver, the government assassins of the FBI murdered Weaver's 14 year old son by shooting him in the back after they shot and killed the family dog. The government wasn't done, however. They still had to murder Weaver's wife, Vicki, who had a newborn baby in her arms at the time. This is government in action, your tax dollars at work! Randy Weaver is currently offering advice to the Browns and held a news conference for them.

Town Administrator Steve Halleran was upset that Weaver held a press conference. Of course, Halleran is nothing but a small time politician, so we can't expect much from him.

Stephen Taylor, a local of Plainfield described the situation as, 'He's got this band of loonies up there right now. There's this constant traffic and helicopters overhead and everything. Goddamn crazies.' Sans the mention of the helicopters and Taylor could have been talking about George Washington and the rebels holed up at Valley Forge. Ed Brown made the statement that 'We either walk out of here free or we die.' This sums it up! While most people are willing to pay the bully, some are not. Another resister to governmental abuse was the American revolutionary Patrick Henry, who voiced similar beliefs as Ed Brown. Patrick Henry said, 'Our brethren are already in the field. Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!'

If we had a truly free media, they would be broadcasting this governmental siege 24/7. However, it's sadly evident from this case as well as media coverage in general that in practicality, the media is just another arm of the government, and it's not to be trusted.

It's important that free thinkers give publicity to this government attack on the Browns. It makes clear the true nature of the beast and it also can serve as a learning event for the future Balkanization of the US.

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Robert Johnson is a paralegal and a freelance writer in Florida. He was raised Roman Catholic, but after reading Thomas Paine's The Age of Reason, he became a Deist. In 1993 he founded the World Union of Deists and in 1996 he launched the first web site devoted to Deism,  He is listed in Who's Who in Hell and is the author of Deism: A Revolution in Religion, A Revolution in You and An Answer to C.S. Lewis' Mere Christianity.  He wrote the introduction to The Age of Reason, The Complete Edition and also writes for