Each year on Memorial Day, JPFO reminds our readers to honor those
who died in America's wars. We mourn for them and we thank them.
But we also remind you that as the United States becomes more like
the brutal police states we once fought, we must mourn as well for
the loss of our freedoms. We mourn the loss of the great promise that
once was America -- now betrayed by politicians, bureaucrats, thuggish
enforcers, and uncaring citizens.
We've been heavily advertising our new documentary _The
Gang_ ( www.thegangmovie.com
) because it showcases the BATFE as a supreme example of this betrayal.
Corrupt, inept thugs enforce not just unconstitutional laws but arbitrary
bureau "policies" against honest citizens. And no one speaks
up ... because they could be next.
Recently, the television show "Boston Legal" aired an episode
entitled "Stick It". You can read a summary at http://www.boston-legal.org/19-stickit/ep19-stickit.shtml
. More importantly, you can watch the video (or read a transcript)
of a closing argument by one of the show's characters (scroll down
to "Alan Shore's Closing Argument").
This speech is probably one of the most eloquent, timely, and terrifying
recitations of the dark turn our country has taken over the last few
decades. It concludes with the statement, "I know we are all
afraid, but the Bill of Rights -- we have to live up to that. We simply
On this sad holiday, we urge you to take a moment to consider not
only what we've lost, but why and how we've lost it. Consider, too,
how we might get it back. There are 100 million gun owners in this
country, and only 2300 agents. So why are we putting up with this
We can start by abolishing the BATFE and all federal control and
regulation of firearms. Ultimately, though, we must attain a Bill
of Rights Culture.
Let's make it happen.
- The Liberty Crew
PS: The day after JPFO aired our "Talkin' to America" interview
with Ryan Horsley ( www.jpfo.org/alert20070522.htm
), owner of Red's Trading Post, he was visited by THREE BATFE agents,
including an area supervisor. Read Ryan's update at www.jpfo.org/redsupdate2.htm
. Yet another example of the BATFE's vindictive actions against honest
American gun owners. By allowing this activity, we are allowing the
deaths of our fallen soldiers to be in vain.