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Alaska militia leader sentenced to nearly 26 years in prison
Reuters ^

Posted on 01/08/2013 7:00:50 PM PST by C0nservativeJunkie

The leader of an anti-government militia in Alaska who proclaimed that "God's law" trumps "man's law" was sentenced on Tuesday to nearly 26 years in prison for a plot to kill government employees he portrayed as his enemies.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: alaska; hutaree; militia

1 posted on 01/08/2013 7:00:59 PM PST by C0nservativeJunkie
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To: C0nservativeJunkie
Welcome to FreeRepublic.

/johnny

2 posted on 01/08/2013 7:04:17 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: C0nservativeJunkie

You are such a conservative junky that you have been here for 12 hours?


3 posted on 01/08/2013 7:06:26 PM PST by gaijin
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To: conservativejunkie
Your namesake... Thought you might want to know.

/johnny

4 posted on 01/08/2013 7:09:23 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: C0nservativeJunkie; JRandomFreeper

Well, I’m sure there are some details that would be interesting to know here..

I for one wouldn’t start a war unless attacked.

Pre-emptive strikes are hard to pull off in court as a rule.

Welcome to FR!


5 posted on 01/08/2013 7:13:08 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Good Call /johnny

What ya cooking this evening?
I don’t know why but when folks that know how to cook describe their food, mine just magically tastes better (meager as it may be), I’m getting better but I have a long way to go.

TT


6 posted on 01/08/2013 7:13:26 PM PST by TexasTransplant (This needs to go viral http://vimeo.com/52009124 please watch it)
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To: gaijin

12 hours or 12 years, what’s the difference?


7 posted on 01/08/2013 7:13:26 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: C0nservativeJunkie

I’ve got a member of the Hutaree Militia living right down the road from me.

They were all acquitted and the leader was just elected to Constable in his home town.

LOL


8 posted on 01/08/2013 7:15:57 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: gaijin

Is being a 2nd generation Freeper a thing? Been visiting FR for about 5 years (yes, still a n00b). Decided it was time to put my big boy pants on and sign up and get involved.


9 posted on 01/08/2013 7:16:42 PM PST by C0nservativeJunkie
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To: Sawdring

Ah...like 11.99 years...?


10 posted on 01/08/2013 7:20:40 PM PST by gaijin
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To: C0nservativeJunkie

He testified that he sincerely believed government agents were planning to kill him

Hell, they are planning to kill all of us with the death panels!


11 posted on 01/08/2013 7:22:35 PM PST by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the alter of "gun free zones"?)
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To: logic101.net

“The government is out to get me...”

Looks like he was right.


12 posted on 01/08/2013 7:24:47 PM PST by Dead Corpse (Sine ullo desiderio vive et ama.... Carpe diem.)
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To: C0nservativeJunkie
The leader of an anti-government militia in Alaska who proclaimed that "God's law" trumps "man's law" was sentenced on Tuesday to nearly 26 years in prison for a plot to kill government employees he portrayed as his enemies.

Diplomacy can be important. God's law does trump man's law. Many government employees and leaders are our enemies, and some of the top leaders are unspeakably anti-American and evil. However, neither fact justifies murder. Those facts so far just justify every imaginable lawful form of resistance to tyranny and evil until such time as eitehr (1) freedom wins, or (2) a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce us under absolute despotism. At that point, it is our right, it is our duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for our future security.

13 posted on 01/08/2013 7:26:16 PM PST by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: C0nservativeJunkie
Schaeffer Cox, the 28-year-old leader of the Alaska Peacekeepers Militia and a onetime candidate for the Alaska House of Representatives, apologized through tears for his actions.

"Well, I put myself here, with my own words, and I feel horrible about that, and I hurt my family, and that's who's really paying, and I feel horrible about that," he said at a hearing in federal court in Anchorage.

"I put a lot of people in fear by the things I said and the crazy stuff that was coming out of my mouth," he said.

14 posted on 01/08/2013 7:26:46 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: C0nservativeJunkie

Looks like we are hurtling into the age of informants and the government infiltration of all opponents to that 0bama regime.
The whole idea is restriction of free speech and intimidation. 0bama is feeding this frenzy by provoking his opponents and backing them into a corner. 0bama desperately wants a confrontation as a pretext to assume more and more power.


15 posted on 01/08/2013 7:43:51 PM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; an EMP confined to DC would be much appreciated)
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To: gaijin

I lurked for a two weeks before I signed up! LOL


16 posted on 01/08/2013 7:43:51 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: C0nservativeJunkie

So if you are a news comentator of the correct ilk or just some schmuck on twitter you can call for the outright murder of the NRA leaders and all the NRA members. But a guy spuouting off about being hounded by government and doing the same or less about public officials gets his ass hauled off and sent to prison.

I wonder what kind of proof they had to show he actually “plotted” rather than just blew off steam.

Some animals are more equal than others...


17 posted on 01/08/2013 7:47:28 PM PST by SolidRedState (I used to think bizarro world was a fiction.)
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To: SolidRedState
I wonder what kind of proof they had to show he actually “plotted” rather than just blew off steam.

Read the article.

18 posted on 01/08/2013 7:50:55 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: SolidRedState
I wonder what kind of proof they had to show he actually “plotted” rather than just blew off steam.

Well, according to the article, one of the charges involved "soliciting others to commit murder." Often, that crime is committed in connection with life insurance policies. It's considered a serious offense.

19 posted on 01/08/2013 7:53:07 PM PST by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: C0nservativeJunkie

The important question is..
[snide]Where some of the givernment employees his ENEMIES?..

MAybe he’s not a terrorist but a freedom fighter..
even though he is probably not Islamic.. who are all freedom fighters.. [ /snide]


20 posted on 01/08/2013 8:09:34 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: hosepipe
"Diplomacy can be important. God's law does trump man's law. Many government employees and leaders are our enemies, and some of the top leaders are unspeakably anti-American and evil. However, neither fact justifies murder. Those facts so far just justify every imaginable lawful form of resistance to tyranny and evil until such time as eitehr (1) freedom wins, or (2) a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce us under absolute despotism. At that point, it is our right, it is our duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for our future security. "

In other words, I fully expect we are all going to dither around until it is too late.

21 posted on 01/08/2013 9:00:14 PM PST by QuisCustodiet1776
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To: C0nservativeJunkie
God’s law does trump man’s law.

Since God has not spoken to me or any of my friends lately I’m not sure just how he wants this law applied. I have been from church to church to church and they all have a different answer. This guy is a moron and does not represent any conservative that I know!!!!!

22 posted on 01/08/2013 10:02:01 PM PST by oldenuff2no
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To: C0nservativeJunkie
Is being a 2nd generation Freeper a thing? Been visiting FR for about 5 years (yes, still a n00b). Decided it was time to put my big boy pants on and sign up and get involved.

LOL! You're a FReeper, all right!

23 posted on 01/08/2013 10:17:17 PM PST by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Alaska Wolf

I believe not more than an hour ago I read on a thread here on FR where some guy in California threatened to shoot up as many kindergarden schools as he could get to without stopping, the authorities released him because they had no charges. They found about 5 or 6 guns in his bedroom but didn’t seem too excited about it.


24 posted on 01/08/2013 10:37:12 PM PST by depenzz
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To: depenzz
some guy in California threatened to shoot up as many kindergarden schools as he could get to without stopping,

The guy in Alaska did more than threaten. Please read the entire article.

25 posted on 01/08/2013 10:42:32 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: Sawdring

I’m still lurking.


26 posted on 01/08/2013 11:23:59 PM PST by S.O.S121.500
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To: C0nservativeJunkie

I bet a lot of junior feebs are cruising the internet forums just like a swarm of retirees upon a beach with metal detectors looking for the next militia to bust wide open.

Instant job promotion and credits in their employment folder.

Why I bet no less than a hundred all across America are reading this very post and checking on who it is, their posting history, blah blah blah.

Good morning! Got enough doughnuts?


27 posted on 01/09/2013 3:51:08 AM PST by Eye of Unk (AR2 2013 is the American Revolution part 2 of 2013)
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To: S.O.S121.500
I’m still lurking.

When I lurk, it's under a different name.

28 posted on 01/09/2013 9:13:37 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Eye of Unk

You can call me paraniod but...After posting replys to some of the gun grabber threads my ‘puter started acting “funny”. Not funny ha-ha but funny as in not functioning properly. Not before, not something it’s ever done before.

I have what is supposed to be a very good security program. System suite, recommended by a fellow who runs the IT department for a large hospital. It shows a problem that cannot be fixed. You click on the problem and as it starts scanning, poof, the program just shuts down.

As they say, just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean someones not out to get you!


29 posted on 01/09/2013 9:36:54 AM PST by saleman (!!!!)
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To: JimRed

When I lurk, it’s under a different name.


Didn’t know we could have more than a single name......dummy here.


30 posted on 01/09/2013 3:13:33 PM PST by S.O.S121.500 (That Queer Kenyan muzzy bastard is not my president. ENFORCE the Bill of Rights.)
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To: S.O.S121.500

...dummy here.

No, it was a joke- but maybe a dum one!*

*No spelling police, please; intentional violation.


31 posted on 01/11/2013 11:16:18 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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