Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Liberty And The Constitution Go On Trial

By Michael Gaddy

On Monday, January 8th in Federal court in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Liberty and the Constitution, represented by Hollis Wayne Fincher, are being put on trial by the jackbooted thugs at the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms Explosives (BATFE) Yes, these are the same criminal thugs responsible for the murders and other malicious acts at Ruby Ridge and Waco.

Mr. Fincher, age 60, was arrested on the morning of November 8 following a raid on his home involving federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) and FBI and assisted by Washington County Sheriff's Office, Fayetteville Police Department, Springdale Police Department, Arkansas State Police, Arkansas State Bomb Squad and the Madison County Sheriff's Department. Mr. Fincher was charged with possession of a firearm in violation of the National Firearms Act of 1934.

Fincher, a renowned constitutionalist, Lt. Commander of the Washington County Arkansas Militia and co-author of a document entitled The Silver Bullet; a treatise on the unconstitutionality of the Federal Firearms Act of 1934, has no previous criminal record.

At the core of Mr. Fincher’s arrest may be a diabolical scheme by the Washington County, Arkansas local and county governments to implement laws and regulations that are straight out of the United Nations Agenda 21 program. It appears the “investigation” into Mr. Fincher’s allegedly illegal firearms originated about the same time Fincher and others began to protest to local government their proposed laws that infringed on private property rights.

Hollis Wayne Fincher is an imposing man, both physically and intellectually. He intimidated those in government with his superior knowledge of the US and State of Arkansas Constitutions to the point that when he stood to speak (with permission) at the hearings to discuss their proposed laws, he would have a sheriff’s deputy stand beside him; something to which no one else in attendance was subjected.

Mr. Fincher, and others, was able, through their presence and knowledge, to expose the countywide zoning scam of those in the local government of Washington County. The day after Mr. Fincher’s arrest, the council met in “emergency” meeting in which the questionable zoning ordinance was passed with only one reading.

A local radio personality, fellow soldier and constitutionalist in the fight against the proposed zoning ordinance, Mr. Don Bright, stated on his radio show after the arrest of Mr. Fincher that he believed the “coincidental” arrest could have originated in the highest offices of Washington County. At the emergency meeting, the County Judge accused Mr. Bright of linking him to the arrest; when Mr. Bright protested, he was forcibly removed from the meeting by three deputy sheriffs. The questionable zoning ordinance was then passed.

When Hollis Wayne Fincher was arraigned on the “illegal” gun charges it was learned the BATFE had placed an undercover plant in one of the militia meetings. Acting as an agent provocateur, this plant had suggested, “judges be awakened with a gun barrel in their mouths” to which Mr. Fincher had replied “Be careful what you say, this building might be bugged.” Magistrate, Beverly Stites-Jones clairvoyantly replied, “Obviously Mr. Fincher agreed with the idea” and said “that’s what he’s thinking right now” and “I have a fear and do they intend to follow through.” She did not elaborate on whom she meant by “they.”

At the arraignment, BATFE Special Agent Wade Vittitow stated under oath, “the arrest was not about the militia,” although a total of 14 search warrants were issued to search the homes of other militia members. Several allegedly “illegal” firearms were found during these searches but no one was arrested but Mr. Fincher.

During the same arraignment process, five illegal aliens were arraigned on various drug (meth) charges and an additional illegal was charged with identity theft. A court appointed interpreter was brought in to insure the accused understood the charges against them. All six were released on their own recognizance while Mr. Fincher has been held in jail since the arraignment in lieu of $250,000 bond, and the condition he move out of home and into his daughter’s home, posting the deed to his property with the court, give up all his weapons, not attend any militia meetings and be subjected to electronic monitoring.

Ironically, late last week, Assistant US Attorney Wendy Johnson, filed a motion with the court requesting the judge not allow any defense arguments based on the US Constitution or jury nullification! Yes, that is correct—the government does not want to allow the defense attorney to argue the law in Mr. Fincher’s defense.

If a defendant is not allowed to base his/her defense on the Constitution, the supreme law of the land, we are certainly doomed. If we allow these criminal acts perpetrated on law-abiding citizens to continue, we might as well turn in all our guns and schedule a fitting for our chains

Yes, Hollis Wayne Fincher goes on trial on January 8th—but so does our Constitution, our Liberty and our right to own firearms. If Mr. Fincher loses this battle, we all lose.


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