THE "I'M TOO AFRAID" BRIGADE HAS ARRIVED
June 6, 1999
As news of the IRS Showdown at the National Press Club in July spreads across America, now comes the "I'm too afraid" brigade. These are the people who have already contacted me with: "Everything you're saying Devvy is true. I've known it for years but I'm too afraid not to voluntarily file my income tax returns." "You're right Devvy. Millions of us know that we're being forced against our will, in an unlawful manner sanctioned by the U.S. Congress, to file tax returns when there is no law that compels us to do it. But, I'm too afraid. If I don't file, they will take my house and my bank accounts."
This is what I have to say to those of you who are "too afraid":
Don't confuse fear with cowardice.
The Battle at Lexington
Do you think that the men who stood their ground at Lexington & Concord, April 19, 1775 didn't experience fear? Of course they did. But, they didn't let their fear rule them and yes, they knew they would probably die, not just give up four walls and a few pieces of paper.
Holding the North Bridge at Concord
Colonel John B. Kidd
United States Army Retired
Do you think my husband and the 558,000+ men who served in Viet Nam weren't afraid in the jungles of Viet Nam or our fighting forces at Guadacanal, in Italy, Guam, during WWI, Korea or any of the other unholy wars the bankers have orchestrated? Of course they were. But, they didn't let their fear rule them and yes, hundreds of thousands have died on the battlefields around this globe - to keep America free. To keep you free.
Do you think that Bill Benson, former Congressman George Hansen, John Voss, and tens and tens of thousands of other Americans who broke no law, had this corrupt government come after them, destroy their families and their lives and throw them in jail - do you think they felt no fear? Of course they did. But, being men of conviction, honor and integrity, they had to do what was right. As men who value truth and freedom above lies, deceit and corruption, they knew the price they would have to pay and they did.
Do you think that Patrick Henry wasn't afraid deep down inside the pit of his gut when he gave his "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech on March 23, 1775? It would have been easier for Henry and the others to just get on their knees and settle for the scraps from the table of King George III. But, they couldn't do that -the fire in their belly which burned for freedom was stronger than their fear.
Do you think that firemen and policemen don't feel that clawing, terrible, tangible fear moving up their belly when they are called upon to fight a fire or stop criminals or rescue someone? What would happen if they allowed that fear to turn to cowardice and simply walked away?
Back in November of 1987, I wrote the following words published in the Western Arrow newspaper, an official Army publication of Military Traffic Management Command, Western Area:"Have you ever wondered what happened to those men who signed the Declaration of Independence? Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned by the British. Two lost their sons in the Revolutionary Army. Five were captured by the British as traitors and tortured before they died. Nine of the 56 fought and died from their wounds or the incredible hardships of the Revolutionary War. When these merchants, lawyers, jurists, farmers and planation owners signed the Declaration of Independence, they signed and pledged their fortunes, their honor and the ultimate sacrifice - their lives."What if everyone who ever felt fear, simply took the easy way out? What if everyone who ever felt fear, just gave up and said, "I can live on my knees. At least I will be alive and comfortable." That reminds me of the movie, The Magnificent Seven. After Eli Wallach, the bad bandito, comes in and shoots up the village and kills one of the peons, the village men stand around looking at each other. One man sheepishly and in a cowardly fashion says, "It's not so bad. They do leave us a little to eat."
Is that what we've reduced our great nation down to? So what if the government is raining tyranny against her people? As long as we are left a few crumbs, we should get on our knees and accept it - we the people of the once great and mighty United States of America? This is cowardice.
What is it you are protecting? The continued destruction of our natural born rights? Our guns are the last thing between us and them and anyone who doubts that lives in a state of blind stupidity. We know that all these gun laws are unconstitutional, yet it will continue until the shadow government finally reaches the point where they have orchestrated a situation in this country where full confiscation will take place. Without our guns, we will be toast. Deep in your heart, you know this.
Their ability to buy politicians and special interest groups comes from money. Their ability to enslave us, keep us working two and three jobs just to make ends meet,their ability to instill fear in US through all these draconian federal junk laws - it all comes from money. The continuation of this assault on our freedom will mushroom unchecked because it is being protected by your fear.
How about this continued hoax called "fair and equal elections?" The continued dumbing down of our children in the government's cesspool system called schools? The continued destruction of our national security and espionage at the highest levels of this government - in exchange for what? Higher returns on mutual funds? The continued killing of Americans by this government, i.e. Ruby Ridge, Waco, OKC - with no one held accountable because it is being protected by your fear.
How do you feel about this war in Kosovo? Where do you think the money for this comes from? That's right. Since there isn't any, Congress will just continue borrowing from this unconstitutional private banking/accounting firm called the "FED," and you will continue groping on your knees to keep paying the IRS to pay them. Is this what you're protecting with your fear?
How do you feel about the billions being thrown to the IMF, then outright given to the Ruskies and select individuals over there in Moscow who have stolen billionsand put it into Swiss bank accounts? We know this to be true from the outstanding, intense and thorough research done by dedicated journalists. Is this what you want to keep protecting with your fear? It will not stop until this unholy alliance, the IRS/FED swindle is shut down.
How do you feel about multi-millions upon millions of dollars thrown into that unconstitutional sewer called the National Endowment for the Arts? How about the billions and billions being given to the non-productive in this country? To non-citizens who have no constitutional right to anything - how about those billions? How about all the money being thrown at 20,000 refugees made homeless by this adulturous liar in the White House? There isn't a scintilla of constitutional authority for any of this. Think it will stop? Not a chance, not until we pull the plug on the money machine. Remember the words of Davy Crockett. We are either going to be a nation of laws or we will continue to see certain groups receive the largess of the population because the lawmakers now make up the rules as they go to suit their agenda. If you let your fear take over, this is what you will continue to protect.
How do you feel about the destruction of our military? Our military, who while on active duty, are forced onto food stamps? Oh, you didn't know that? Well, let me tell you that I could fill your ears about what goes on in the military and not just from the time when I worked for DoD. It makes me sick but your fear will protect these destructive policies coming out of Washington, DC because it all starts with the money.
What is it you are protecting with your fear?That weekend on the fishing boat? The environmental wackos carrying out the agenda of the one-worlders who are destroying every precious tenet this nation was built upon and our God-given right to private property ownership? The television night after night, filled with mindless drivel? This Saturday on the golf course? Do you know or understand that once this "one world government" is fully in place and functional, these pursuits of yours will be dictated by a Gestapo-style "international" police force that will even regulate your thought process? Is this what you're protecting with your fear?
What is it your are protecting with your fear?The pursuit of life, liberty and happiness? Where, I ask you? When you are so afraid of your own government that you cower at the mere thought of, not even taking up arms, butfollowing the law and standing up to a corrupt body of lawbreakers? Just what is this so-called "pursuit of life, liberty and happiness"? I used to know before I found out the truth about this agenda of the one-worlders and people like Bill & Hill Clinton, the Rockefeller's, the Rothschild's, the CFR and the corrupt 50 state legislatures full of politicians whose political ideology is Fascism/Socialism.
You say you are protecting everything you've ever worked for? Yes, I understand this. From a security/monetary standpoint, John and I have a lot to lose. You say you are protecting the roof over your head, your car, your savings account. Yes, I understand this. But, you understand this: Anyone who thinks 1929 was some sort of financial anomaly and it can't happen again, hasn't done their homework. The "crash" in 1929 was very carefully orchestrated and it was done to set the stage for implementing "The New Deal"- America's first gigantic step towards Nazism. This fiat money system, fed from the sweat off your back, is nothing more than a house of cards waiting for a good puff of wind to come along. We can never be free until we are free of this destructive IRS/FED mechanism. Period.
Do you think there are vacations for John and I? Forget it. Not for almost ten years. Do I get weekends off? No. For eight years I have worked as long as ten months, seven days a week, all day and until late at night before I take one day to go fishing. Would we like to go buy a new fishing boat or a ski boat? You bet we would but we haven't because our nation is in deep trouble and I have to spend my time accepting one more speaking engagement where I could reach out and get the truth to people or getting out the orders for my booklets. Freedom first, play later -if there is a later. Yeah, it's pretty scary but things are going to get a whole lot worse unless America unifies and stands up to the bankers.
Think I wouldn't like to sit down on Sunday and watch the 49ers? Sure, but I have to accept that radio show out in the mid-West so I can reach my fellow Americans with the truth. Life, liberty and happiness? It has been stolen by 534* corrupt politicians in Congress and in the two state legislatures (CO & CA) where I have lived during these almost 50 years of life.(* I do know there are 535 people in Congress; I just exempted Ron Paul is all.)
Let's not forget the policies of The Masters of the Game who own our State Department - that rotten, corrupt cabinet conducting and fulfilling the wishes of the one-worlders, while America hangs glued to MTV's daily porn, sports or shopping at the mall. Just look at the destruction already rained down by that fool, Madeleine Half-Bright. But, the bankers love it. Know why? Because talk is already underway about the billions you and I will sweat to hand over to Kosovo to "rebuild" what we have destroyed. Who will profit the most? That's right - the banker barons via you and me - funneled through the IMF.
We know that the law says having a social security number is voluntary. Yet, the states of the Union now force it's citizenry to volunteer into a federal program or be denied a driver's license. And, what have the citizens of those states done about this? Not a damn thing. They just continue to give up their rights incrementally either "for the children" or because they're too lazy to stand up for their own privacy rights. They allow these corrupt judges to sit on the state benches without getting out and either recalling them or making sure they don't get reelected. That appears to be too much trouble. When one of these leftist judges hallucinates a decision, it's much easier just to call talk radio and complain.
We know that it is the social security number that is used to trick people into voluntarily filing W- 4 Voluntary Withholding Certificates and that's how the IRS keeps track of your earnings so they can unlawfully apply Title 26 against you and literally stealwhat does not belong to them. Is this what your fear is protecting? It must be because if we don't stop it, no one will. It won't come from Congress, their cowardice in standing up to the bankers is so palatable you can almost reach out and touch it. Not to mention the fact that most of them are so factually challenged and mentally shallow, they don't have a clue as to what Title 26, Title 42 or any other law says. The concern for these 534 people back there in Babylon by the Potomac is "reelection." If you haven't figured that out by now, you are willfully accepting lies.
If you're going to be one of the "I'm too afraid" brigade, quit calling talk radio and complaining. Quit attending "patriot" meetings or political meetings where you spend an hour or two venting your spleen and then go on home feeling much better because youhave told everyone how you feel and how you'reso "sick and tired of all this government corruption." The truth be told, though, that appears to be all you're willing to do - eat, meet and retreat. I guess that's how you will get by looking in the mirror every morning - you called talk radio, you attended a town hall meeting, you practiced cosmetic patriotism last Sunday at the ballpark when you stood up and sang the National Anthem. But in the end, you're too afraid to do the one thing that must be done to begin curing the cancer instead of just continuing to treat the symptoms.
Do you know that the corrupt, shadow government running this country must be smiling like the cat that licked the cream? Why? Because, America, if you show them that you're too afraid to follow the lawand that you have given up without a whimper - they know they have already won.
They will continue plundering our nation and sending you or your sons to some foreign country to die over a 600-year old religious fight because you're too afraid to stand up and do what has to be done and now they know it. We can win but it will take every man and woman in this country to put their fear aside and stand up for what's right and follow the law.
Remember the words of Abraham Lincoln when he said: "To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men." Your protest against this tyranny is not guns, but following the law.
It is said the eyes are the mirror to the soul. The next time you look in the mirror, look into your eyes and ask yourself if you can live with fear and wonder how long before you fear a knock on the door in the middle of the night by some international police force? Think it can't or won't happen here in the good old US of A? Well, by God, it is happening and the agenda will be accelerated once the corrupters know America's people will not stand up to tyranny.
This is how we reward all of our brave and courageous veterans, our Founding Fathers and the millions who have fought for us to remain free? We trash their sacrifices because we have become a nation who values material goods over freedom and because we allowed fear to manifest itself in cowardice? This is how we will bow to bondage because when push comes to shove, the People rolled over instead of stood our ground by following the law? Personally, I weep just thinking of this shame. Today I heard Taps being played and it sent chills up my spine. Today is good times, guzzling beer and tomorrow is another day off work. Do you remember the last time you heard Taps? Did it not touch your soul and make you yearn to protect our children's birthright by doing as those before us - stand up against tyranny?
Let me again use the words of a man who must have known great fear in his time because his skin was black:"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will. Find out just what the people will submit to and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue till they have resisted with either words or blows, or by both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they suppress."I guess I see what my country is willing to submit to: Let the plunder and destruction of our God- given rights go on - after all, they are leaving you a little to eat and a comfortable illusion of freedom. At least for awhile.--Frederick Douglass, 1849
You may be able to look in the mirror and live with what you see, but I cannot. I cannot because I would rather die than appear a coward in the eyes of Almighty God. I cannot because I would rather die than appear a coward in the eyes of my daughter, my family and my country.
Have I ever known fear? We all have. My husband and I knew that cloying, sickening feeling deep in our belly each time an envelope came from the IRS back in '94 & '95 while we were trying to get some straight answers about Title 26 and what the law really says. We knew we weren't breaking any law, yet that instant fear was right there the minute we just looked at the return address on an envelope! Is this what we are going to pass on to our children and grand babies while trying to convince ourselves everyday that we are free when we know it's a lie?
I have known stark fear. When I ran for Congress (twice), my life became an open book. But, let me tell you something not many people know. Back in May 1973, I kept having this pain in my right side. On May 23, 1973, I woke up and knew I was going to die. I knew it, I could taste it in my mouth and my body was telling me this was going to happen. An ambulance was called and later that night I woke up in the hospital. I woke up looking at a Catholic priest giving me my last rites. I woke up with tubes in every part of my body; I could say nothing because I had a tracheal tube down my throat.
Despite the stupor of morphine, I will always remember those minutes. I heard the doctor say that I had to fight if I wanted to live; if I could make it through the next 72 hours, well, it was iffy. I will alwaysremember saying to myself, "I'm not going die. I won't." A little while later, the man in the ICCU unit next to me flatlined. The fear in my belly and my mind was overwhelming. What happened? I had an aneurism. The big aorta that goes down the side of your body and supplies blood to your legs - mine broke and was pumping blood into my stomach and ruptured my appendix.
The longest of the several scars on the front of my body required 117 stitches. Back then they didn't have all the fancy surgical methods they do now. I was gutted like a fish to save my life. Because of the extent of this horrendous, intrusive surgery, I had nightmares for years. I could feel the scalpel cutting into my body and it would wake me from a deep sleep, because I could still feel it in my dreams. My subconscious mind recorded all of it even though I was out during those hours the doctors frantically worked to save my life.
There is no medical reason why I lived but I believe I was supposed to. I believe that my journey from that day to this, was one I had to take to eventually get where I am today. I understand there will be people who simply cannot follow the law and will continue to voluntarily file tax returns: our fellow Americans who are very elderly, who have severe physical challenges - this I understand.
This is me in June 1975, proud new mom of my six-week old daughter, Brandy. I survived the aneurysm and yes, I was very afraid.
But the rest of you in the "I'm too afraid" brigade: Do you expect just a percentage of this population to protect your rights? Do you think it's your due that because you're afraid, then me, Larry Becraft, Bill Benson, Steffen Bertsch and millions of others should take your place and stand up for your freedom because you have confused fear with cowardice? Better think again -it's everyone's responsibility.
This is my daughter Brandy, ten years ago at age 14
I'll tell you something else: There isn't a woman I know who is going to be a member of the "I'm too afraid brigade." We will not allow our daughters to be tossed on their back by some UN Belgian or French solider on U.S. soil. No way, no how.
Where are our men who profess to love their wives and children so much, they're too afraid to follow the law? No, I don't want you to lose your house, your bank accounts or your job. That's what getting educated is all about. Once this symposium is over July 2nd and this government can't or won't prove their position because we know they've operated under a big lie, then it's time to separate the men from the boys and those who will accept slavery and those of us who refuse.
For the rest of the double digit millions who know the truth but are part of the "I'm too afraid" brigade: If you don't stand up now, in a lawful, non-violent fashion, the corrupt government has already won and they know it and things will only get worse. You know this. As for me, I can't walk away. I can't allow my fear to turn me into a coward. I can't, because you see, I believe this is why I didn't die on the operating table. This is my destiny.
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Another injection of courage for the "Brigade"