The Wisconsin branch of the National Rifle Association sure did make a mess of things this past weekend. Not only was their lobbyist caught on tape bragging about how he controls the legislature, but the NRA was handing out copies of The Reality News, an extremist right-wing publication. But not only is it an extremist right-wing publication, it’s an extremist right-wing publication calling for armed revolt to topple the government.
Within the publication was a piece by Karl Koenigs titled, “What Would Davy Crockett Say?” In the article, he makes a call for armed revolt, to topple the democratically elected government of the United States, following with the imposition of a dictatorship, where he, and those who believe as he does, are the dictators.
A direct quote from the article:
ELECTIONS ARE NOT THE SOLUTION TO OUR PROBLEM; ELECTIONS ARE THE PROBLEM!
Further in, to resolve the issues he sees with the system, his proposal offers this:
This is a most heinous disease that can only be cured by the constitutional De-Centralized power of our home country of Wisconsin restoring our “supreme Laws” on our Federal public servants within our borders; OR otherwise by a combo Civil/Re-Revolutionary War with the very same goal to restore the rule of OUR Laws on our elected non-elected and wannabe elected Republican and Democrat Federal servants through the refreshment of the Tree of Liberty by its natural manure. (sic)
You can read the article for yourself, but the site requires you sign in first. If you’re interested, click here:
Basic research turns up that Mr. Koenigs is a member of the Constitutional Sheriffs, and part of the Oath Keepers, a group labelled as domestic terrorists.
Further research pulled up more of Mr. Koenigs’ thoughts, including a nicely framed write-up on how to solve the problems in the United States. Read it for yourself (sic on all below):
What YOU and a bunch of Patriots like you need to do is form a coalition to:
- Form a base “Committee on State Sovereignty” (which is, at this point anyway and likely hopefully never, for secession).
- Create a framework of communication “nodes” and a communications HQ which will be the Chairperson of the Committee.
- There shall be a “node” in each State Senate and Assembly voting district in the State.
- Each “node” leader shall procure 20 – 25+ callers who stand at ready to make calls to their State Senator and Assemblyman upon a signal from HQ to make very well timed and coordinated requests to sponsor and pass initiatives starting with the State Sovereignty Resolution.
- Produce a very constitutionally crafted State Sovereignty Resolution with Arrest Provision. The Arrest Provision makes it “binding”, in every sense of the term and more than just “feel good” words that are more shallow than a politicians promise.
- I would highly recommend using the Alternate State Sovereignty Resolution we are, altered for your state, because it is as Constitutional as you can get, no court can rationally argue against it, as it has largely been drafted by the authors of The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution, Messrs. Thomas Jefferson and James Madison and has been specifically drafted for NULLIFICATION of any unlawful Act of Congress or the Executive branch which usurps powers, size, scope or spending that exceeds the eighteen enumerated powers under Article I Section 8 of The Constitution in accord with the 9th and 10th Amendments. This version of State Sovereignty will specifically facilitate the defense to any Federal court challenge of any properly nullified Federal usurpation made by the State, specifically BECAUSE of the wording and the language. If anybody asks me I will forward a copy of ours to you.
- The State Sovereignty Resolution shall have a provision for a delegation of Senate and Assemblymen to travel to assemble with all the other States; From the coalition muster a delegation of 2 – 4 persons who will be able to lobby, mostly together as is best, the State Senators and Assemblymen and provide valuable feedback from the happenings at the Capitol.
- The State Sovereignty Resolution shall have a provision for a delegation of Senate and Assemblymen to travel to assemble with all the other States; After the Sovereignty Resolution has been sponsored and passed by at least one house, both would be better, then start working procuring sponsorship and support for the following companion legislative measures in support of and preparation for NULLIFICATION: http://youtu.be/bLjQzlMDX2I
- All County Sheriff Departments shall be provided a course on The Constitution by The National Center for Constitutional Studies (NCCS) or by Michael Badnarik to ensure that they have a comprehensive understanding of what they have sworn an Oath to protect and defend against all enemies both foreign and domestic..
- All State and Local Law Enforcement shall be provided and shall attend a Constitutional course by The National Center for Constitutional Studies or Michael Badnarik to ensure that they have a comprehensive understanding of what they have sworn an Oath to protect and defend against all enemies both foreign and domestic..
- All State National Guard members shall attend a Constitutional course by NCCS or Michael Badnarik to ensure that they have a comprehensive understanding of what they have sworn an Oath to protect and defend against all enemies both foreign and domestic.
- All County Sheriffs and their deputies shall join www.CountySheriffProject.org and www.Oathkeepers.org. Cost for dues shall come out of their own pockets, so that they are personally invested in the program and have financial incentive to know and be involved with these programs.
- All State and local Law Enforcement shall join www.Oathkeepers.org. Cost for dues shall come out of their own pockets, so that they are personally invested in the program and have financial incentive to know and be involved with these programs.
- All County Sheriffs Departments shall offer, facilitate and train Constitutional Militia in each corner and center of their county for a minimum of five units. All Militia members shall give the Oath to protect and defend the Constitution from all enemies both foreign and domestic.
- All Constitutional Militia members shall attend a Constitution course by NCCS or Michael Badnarik paid for by their respective county government.
- Cities and towns shall contribute to facilitate and provide equipment and gear for their local Constitutional Militia volunteers.
- After all of the above State legislative measures been enacted and engaged, then the State shall start nullifying all unlawful Acts of Congress AND the Executive branch and all associated usurpation, tyranny, coercion, mandates and Income and other taxation dating back to at least 1913 including all Acts that exceed the eighteen enumerated powers clauses under Article I Section 8 of The Constitution, pursuant to the 9th and 10th Amendments.
- Result: Balance of the Union follows the same process, U.S. Government dissolved by 2/3rds which exceeds the eighteen enumerated powers, size, scope and spending WE THE PEOPLE granted them to “secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity” (Source: Preamble of The Constitution).
STATE SOVEREIGNTY + NULLIFICATION = N.B.C.R. !
These measures are specifically designed to PREVENT an otherwise imminent combo Civil/Re-Revolutionary War to accomplish the exact same thing WE THE PEOPLE can do by peaceful resolve; RESTORE the RULE of Our Constitutional Laws on our elected, non-elected and wannabe elected Republican and Democrat Federal public servants, especially but not limited to the EIGHTEEN enumerated powers in accord with the 9th and 10th Amendments in The Bill of Rights. And to PREVENT WAR and Martial Law, following the collapse of the U.S. Dollar by PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH.
Mr. Koenigs is no constitutional scholar. I highly suspect his research came from the echo chamber of noted stochastic terrorist media outlet, Fox News. And this is the material which the National Rifle Association elected to have passed out at its state meeting in Wisconsin the past weekend.
Ultimately, this is not about Mr. Koenigs’ faulty viewpoint of what the United States Constitution does or does not say. It is about a lobbying group, which claims to have 4 million members, handing out material calling for direct civil war, to overthrow the government by means of force, at a state meeting in Wisconsin.
The National Rifle Association has not yet replied to Addicting Info‘s request of statement on the handing out of the anti-government material.
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