J.A.I.L. News Journal
April 5, 2006
(By Ron Branson - Nat'l J.A.I.L.
No man escapes when
The best men rot in filthy
And those who cried
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
"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
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
"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
"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
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
"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
The best men rot in filthy
And those who cried
Are hanged by those they
tried to please!