Courage To Resist
by Lisa 'Stienster' Nerone
"The Posse Comitatus Act of June 16, 1878 was reversed on October 17, 2006 by Bill 5122 (sponsored by John Warner). Now our government can use our own Military against “We The People”.
"On October 1, 2008 the 3rd Infantry Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, which, said the Army Times newspaper, has spent 35 of the last 60 months in Iraq, was brought home. This begins the first breech of what the Posse Comitatus was created to prevent." (source)
The truly savage behavior of "our" government officials (with few exceptions) are not only directed at those members of humanity who are often easily targeted as undeserving of civility, ex: violent criminals. The malevolence expressed in their actions- when not in their words- have existed with virtually zero counter-measures from the majority of Americans, whom are obviously the true target of the malignant evil that grows on The Hill.
In complete polarity, true Constitutional patriots who are/were in the military services are standing up against the tyrannical faction who have usurped The Constitution on many levels. These truly brave men and women have formed several united groups against the lying oligarchs who pursue their fabricated "global war on terrorism".
"Iraqi Veterans Against War" (IVAW) and the resulting protest group, The Hempstead 15 (so named by alternative non-main-stream-media), are two such groups of current and veteran military members who are willing to stand on the 'front-line' of the illegal and unconstitutional wars of aggression against Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. The Hempstead 15 are members of IVAW who requested admittance to the Hempstead New York Presidential Debate held at Hofstra University in October, 2008. One of these IVAW members, US Army veteran, Matthis Chiroux, details the ensuing fascist crimes of The Nassua County Police Department.
Their respectful written request to address the candidates with one question directed to each candidate was issued to "Bob Schieffer, the debate moderator (Hofstra University), as well as Det. Thomas J. Calvert and Det. Robert Annese of the Nassau County Police Department the day before the action (Hofstra-Debate Police Security Controllers). IVAW were "assured (Police security) would instruct their officers to respect the non-violent spirit of the action by using restraint towards peaceful veterans and demonstrators". But at the time of the debate event, the assurances of Calvert and Annese didn't materialize.
A few members of IVAW, in full military dress, peaceably approached the entrance to the debate facility and were met by riot-gear clad, horse-mounted Hempstead Police. A few "lucky" IVAW members were instantly arrested for "disorderly conduct" and placed in a police bus, where they watched in horror as "the police charged their horses onto a sidewalk and unprovokedly knocked Nick Morgan to the ground, trampling his head and face, then arrested him".
The Nassau County Police Department continued it's vile, illegal, and aggressively abusive activities, as can be heard and seen here.
Army Veteran Chiroux further stated, "Police pulled other members and supporters of IVAW from the sidewalk and arrested them, while horses spun in circles causing injury to most who couldn’t escape their paths... One officer, when I brought up the prospect of speaking to a lawyer, threatened to put me in the back (jail) where 'the big boys will pop your cherry'. When I asked this officer if he had just threatened an honorably discharged veteran of Afghanistan with prison rape and told him I wanted his name and rank, he refused and told me to look it up on the police report, which the Nassau County Police Department has refused to provide.".
Also of important mention is "Courage To Resist" (CTR), whose members' resistance pivots on the huge impact to all of humanity of the immoral and illegal wars. CTR comprises current enlisted American military personnel who refuse to deploy or re-deploy to Iraq and Afghanistan. Veteran Chiroux is a member and has his Army hearing on April 21, 2009, in St. Louis, MO. But prior to his hearing, Mr. Chiroux, "at the request of members of the German Parliament" will be present "to speak about why they should not be supplying troops to the occupation of Afghanistan nor supporting the NATO alliance." He will then also participate in the protest demonstrations being held in Europe on April 1-4, 2009, against the G20 and NATO summits in London and Strasbourg, France. (Matthis Chiroux website)
The members of The Nassua County Police Department who inflicted the above listed attacks, are quite obviously not members of "The Oath Keepers". These well welcomed police, sheriff, and military members of America have banded together to speak out against and oppose the tyranny and unconstitutional actions being ordered of our police and military forces against We The People. Their commitment to their sworn-to oath to serve and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic is taken seriously, and they state: "Our oath is to the Constitution, not to the politicians, and that oath will be kept. We won’t 'just follow orders'."
These honorable servants used to be the norm. But because such integrity of character is now seldom found, these respectable patriots stand out as the shining hope of what our future can STILL BE. If we can stay focused on what We The People require of each other- and also then must require of ourselves- conscionable policies that reflect the spirit of who we thought we were, then we can again become a nation of industrious, morally strong individuals who together form an America of immeasurable spiritual and material prosperity.