J.A.I.L. News Journal
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Los Angeles, California                                                    April 5, 2006

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Appease, Appease!
(By Ron Branson - Nat'l J.A.I.L. CIC)
 
No man escapes when freedom fails,
The best men rot in filthy jails.
And those who cried 'Appease,' 'Appease,'
Are hanged by those they tried to please!
 
From the beginning of time, men have pursued the avenue of security at a high price, including expressing a willingness to surrender their liberty for it. This known fact in the nature of mankind concerned our Founding Fathers. It was Benjamin Franklin, in his famous quote who said, "They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security." In their day they believed it was essential that they give up their lives, if necessary, in order to secure liberty. They realized the value of liberty and freedom. However, today we are being brainwashed by the government and the media that it is essential we give up our liberty in order to preserve our future. The fact is, if we give up our freedom and liberty for temporary security, we will ultimately have neither liberty nor security.
 
Today we are at war. This war is not necessarily one of guns and of bullets, but one warring for the souls of men. Nevertheless, it is still war! America is being overthrown from within, and the judiciary is at the helm of it. This war is being led by the judges of this nation, both state and federal, who serve as the generals. My repeated statement is, "As go the judges, so goes the nation." Every ill in society has a judge somewhere at some level, state or federal, behind it. We have come to the obvious point that there is nowhere  else to lay the blame but at the feet of the judiciary.
 
"In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms: our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury." Declaration of Independence. As with our Founding Fathers, our repeated petitions for redress of grievances have likewise gone unheeded and ignored. 
 
At a conference where I participated, I walked up to a man who was the leader of another group and sought to introduce myself, and before I even got my name out of my mouth, I was gruffly told, "I know who you are!" I first thought this was an incident of mistaken identity. So when I attempted to clarify, I was told, "I know exactly who you are-- you are making the judges mad, and we want them to be our friends!" With that, I realized that 
indeed he did know who I was, i.e., a man who upset the judges in this country. But more shocking to me was his additional statement that he and his organization was seeking to make friends of the judges across this country. I realized that indeed we were on opposite sides of the fence, since he was interested in playing politics in "kissing up" to the judges in this country, and making "friends" with them. As a result, I realized that he was upset even if I spoke well of either him or his organization because the judges would see that gesture and determine that his organization was in good standing with JAIL4Judges. Thus, I was perceived by him as an enemy that he could not associate with in any fashion or form, lest I "contaminate" their effort in making friends of the judges, even though admitting they were violating the law.
 
I do not like playing politics --never have, and never will! I believe that truth is our only ammunition against the lies and those who oppose us. "And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:32.
 
As many of you know, we have thrown the government into total upheaval in South Dakota by placing South Dakota J.A.I.L. on the ballot to be voted upon this November 7th. Our enemies have come out of the woodwork against J.A.I.L.vigorously, making outlandish accusations and stating perversions of the truth in and effort to deceive and defraud the voters of South Dakota. Our enemies include the legislature, companies with special interests in keeping the status quo, and supposed "non-profit" organizations run by wealthy corporations giving grants, all determined to defeat Amendment E this November. The entire system is terrorized at what JAIL4Judges is doing in South Dakota, knowing that a win in S.D. will likely mean a defeat also in other states following November 7th. The legislature in South Dakota is going so far as to openly commit crimes and clearly violate the Constitution they swore to uphold, in opposing J.A.I.L.

Am I daunted? Not in the least! I am emboldened to meet the challenge, and face off with the enemy; and I believe many other JAILers and citizens are likewise emboldened to do the same. They are not ashamed to be identified with a "Certified Nut," a title given me by a South Dakota Senator according to the AP. Now is not the time to cut and run at the first shot fired over the bow by the enemy; but a time when we must shout with Admiral David Farragut, "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"

 
Folks, there is just absolutely no way we are going to appease our enemies, or be nice to them and get them to see it "our way." It is just not going to  happen. There is but only one way to appease our enemies in South Dakota, and that is to withdraw South Dakota J.A.I.L. from the ballot so not one soul will vote on it. Nothing less! They have sworn for J.A.I.L.'s death, and we are not about to "make friends" with them, or seek their approval of what we doing. We are at war, friends, and they mean to destroy us if it were possible. God is on our side; rest assured of this consolation. They can never win.
 
May the words of Patrick Henry inspire you: "Mister President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those, who, having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation?  ....

"Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the foot of the throne!
 
"In vain, after these things, may we indulge in the fond hope of peace and reconciliation.  There is no longer any room for hope.  If we wish to be free -- if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending -- if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon, until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained -- WE MUST FIGHT!  I repeat it, sir, we must fight!  An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us!

"They tell us, sir, that we are weak -- unable to cope with so formidable an adversary.  But when shall we be stronger?  Will it be the next week or the next year?  Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot?

"Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature has placed in our power.  Three millions of people armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us.  Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us.

"The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged. Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable -- and let it come!!

"I repeat it sir, let it come! It is vain, sir, to extenuate the matter.
Gentlemen may cry "peace, peace" -- but there is no peace! The war is actually begun!  The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms!  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!"
 
No man escapes when freedom fails,
The best men rot in filthy jails.
And those who cried 'Appease,' 'Appease,'
Are hanged by those they tried to please!
 


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