Flag design, use of capital letters have wide effects
This is in response to Craig Austin’s letter challenging my interpretation of the use of a gold fringe on the American flag, which he believes is strictly decorative rather than representing Admiralty, the law of the sea. He also claimed that the use of all capital letters for names on licenses and court documents is strictly a preference rather than having any significant meaning. I would suggest that Mr. Austin carry his research a bit further.
In 1933 the U.S. was declared bankrupt. The country had a debt of $100 billion payable in gold. The world had about $11 billion in gold, of which America had $4 billion. The U.S. was declared bankrupt under Chapter 11. All assets were confiscated, including gold and land, and turned over to the banking system. The congressional record of 1933 contains the facts regarding the bankruptcy.
Since Mar. 9, 1933, the U.S. has been in a declared state of emergency (See Senate Report, 93 Congress, Nov. 19, 1973)
In 1933 President Roosevelt invoked the Wars Powers Act and suspended the U.S. Constitution, placing the Executive Branch in control of the entire country. At the same time he declared all American citizens enemies of the state. Since then the use of all capital letters for names on all licenses, etc. defines you as an object of the state. When CRAIG AUSTIN is used instead of Mr. Craig Austin, and he responds to it in that form he accepts the inferior position of a non individual, just chattel of the state. If Mr. Austin believes it is just style, he should challenge it and let us all know the results.
Mr. Austin also claims that even under Admiralty, we have lots of rights, implying that the Constitution isn’t all that important. The purpose of our Constitution is to restrict the federal government, recognizing that our individual rights are from God, not man. Under Admiralty man is in charge, we are subjects, and our “rights” can be changed.
I appreciate Mr. Austin’s letter. It forced me to review the facts and may prompt more people to examine the policies of government, at all levels.
Why I’m supporting Kody Justus in the election
We had the opportunity to meet Kody Justus and his family about two years ago. He is one of the most honest and loyal people we know. The love of our country and our county that he shows is refreshing.
Kody stands for our Constitution, which is the backbone of America.
Growing up on a ranch, leaving the military and coming back to Baker County where he is very involved with the county and the Republican Party.
If you want someone who will be boots on the ground the day after the election, this is who you should vote for.
I cherish my rights, and will vote for Justus and Hoopes
Writing or speaking on political issues is a privilege, not a right.
Owning a gun is a privilege, not a right.
Your choice of education for your children is a privilege, not a right!
If I can make you believe your rights are merely a privilege then I can easily strip you of those privileges. Many Jews believed that if they just showed their travel papers, if they just wore the patch on their clothing, if they just submitted to the government they would be fine. Approximately 6 million Jews were killed. Hitler didn’t just target the Jews, he also used his power to kill an estimated 5 million others including mentally or physically disabled, Gypsy, Jehovah’s Witnesses, homosexuals, Communists, and trade unionists. The only thing many of these groups had in common is that their government didn’t like them. Once we give the government power they will not stop at dealing with the issues we wanted them to handle. The leaders will change, the issues will change but their power over you will not.
I have always preferred to stay out of politics but as I hear more and more politicians tell me that my right to choose my daughter’s education and my right to protect my daughter are a privilege, to this, I cannot and will not comply. My daughter deserves the rights that I have been blessed with and I will learn how to stand for her freedom.
I may not be as educated or as well-spoken as some but that does not make my rights as an American any less. It also doesn’t make my responsibility to stand against injustice any less. I will no longer be content to merely vent to those who are in agreement with me. We must educate ourselves and vote for local representatives who will protect our rights. By electing and supporting county leaders that will protect my daughter’s liberty instead of blindly submitting to unlawful federal rules, I can make a difference. For this very reason, I’m voting for Kody Justus as County Commissioner and John Hoopes for sheriff.
Rachel Hearne Brown
Coordination helps counties defend needs of residents
Those are two terms that are used a lot in land use planning but there is a big difference in how they are applied when you deal with a public land agency like the Forest Service or the Bureau of Land Management and you are a local government unit. One of the biggest differences is that the public is engaged and informed with coordination. The County Commission has certain rights and authorities in the relationship as it is written in the federal law but a lot of counties don’t exercise it to its maximum usefulness.
Coordination is a WIN-WIN situation for Baker County and federal agencies.
As a Baker County Commissioner I represent a county who is going through the process of making sure that we are engaged with the federal government and land agencies as a coordinating agency. In contrast, when you become a cooperating agency you have to sign a memorandum of understanding in order to participate and the meetings become private and confidential. The public is no longer engaged.
Baker County Commissioners have the duty to provide for the public safety, health and welfare, so must be involved in development and early stages of plans and policies that affect the human and natural environment and resources with Baker County.
Through coordination, local government can place emphasis on the “human environment” often ignored by those interested only in the “natural environment.”
Chairman, Baker County Board of Commissioners