New York and 2A

You may not know this but I am a transplant to Virginia from Western New York – Allegany County to be specific. For many reasons this may play a big part in my stand today. It is certainly part of who I am.

Who or what I am not is a “Yankee”. In my heart and soul I am a Southerner. While I must admit, culturally speaking, I am more North than South but the more I learn about the plight of the South, especially the decades before the secession, I would have stood with my Southern Brethren in mind, if not bodily.

I cannot say what I would have done during the War to Prevent Southern Independence. If I knew then what I now know, I’d have fled South and joined the Confederacy. I cannot say what I would have known so let’s leave it at that.

Back in New York, growing up, I despised big government from an early age. I’ve always resented the intrusion of the controllers on my liberty. I was fortunate enough to be present when Allegany County stood toe to toe, face to face with Mario Cuomo – Andy Cuomo’s Daddy – and denied that controller the radioactive waste dump he was determined to saddle our county with. I was present and active in my own way. I was on the air at the local radio station and I spent about 10 minutes a day reading headlines and offering my opinion on such. While I know some people heard me, I have no idea how effective I really was. Though I will say I learned years later, I was let go as a direct result of those actions. This I discovered first-hand from the man who actually made the decision – the late Jack Murphy.

In any case, I find a great deal of inspiration from that conflict. We were a tiny county – poor and rural. We stood against a powerful governor who apparently hated us, hated liberty and seemed determined to stuff a nuclear waste dump down our throats. He lost.

Today, things are vastly different. While Northam and company represent a powerful contingent – they do not face one small determined county (two, actually as Cortland county was also a target and also beat the state goons back) – they face most of rural Virginia. While I cannot say how large the opposition is to the controllers – it is much, much larger than what Mario Cuomo faced. We are every bit as determined. While I realize my voice is tiny, I know Mario heard it from much farther away so I’ll say this to Ralph Northam – you are poking a hornet’s nest, bud. If you know what is good for you – you best back off now.


Reports are coming across the nation about Virginia’s stand inspiring other states to join the movement. I am glad for that but looking at the maps detailing the spread of 2a enthusiasm I noticed my former home state of New York is barely represented. Mario’s pride and joy, Andy, has been rabid in his destruction of gun rights in New York. Other than some rather vocal opposition, the state has seen nothing like our sanctuary movement. What is the deal?

To that end, I posted the following on my FB page, where I am still in contact with many from my youth. While few of us were very involved politically, many of us shared a love for liberty. If any of you are reading this, let me reiterate – it is time to step up and take your stand. Time is running out.


The rapid spread of Virginia’s 2A Sanctuary movement has inspired others across the country. What the HELL is happening in New York? Looks like a lot of nothing to me.
My NY friends – especially those in Allegany County should know the stand YOU took against Mario Cuomo and his Radioactive Waste Dump plans inspire to me to this day. My own part in those efforts were minuscule. I mouthed off on WLSV in the wee hours and wrote a couple of columns for the Cuba Patriot. Even so I am proud to be able to say WE beat that bastard down.
It’s time to step up again folks. Here in Virginia, I’m active on site plus I submitted an open letter to local papers and The letter was published in both places. I am not stopping there.
I’ve set my sites on restoring ALL of our Liberties – 2A is just the hot spot right now. Nor am I content to write from my “lofty tower”. I plan on taking advantage of every available opportunity to promote the cause of Liberty and all of our God-given rights, including those guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.
What are you doing?
God bless,

National Guardsman: “We will not comply” if ordered by Virginia governor to arrest police, confiscate guns

This from a new addition to our links pages – Law Enforcement Today. The article offers an extensive, if dated overview of the 2A Sanctuary movement. It includes some information I have not found anywhere else while covering a lot of ground.

One insight was an anonymous email they say they received from someone purporting to be a congresscritter. Granted the author of the email certainly demonstrated enough ignorance to be an elected politician but such was the only evidence supporting the claim. Besides who ever heard of a politician who didn’t want his/her name out there?

Like anything else you read on the internet, use your discretion. After all even “I” may have made at least on error at some point. 🙂


An excerpt from the site’s Editor:

In the increased advancement of the infringing on our 2nd Amendment rights, a member of the Virginia National Guard is putting his/her state legislators on notice.

He’s submitted a powerful response to an article we ran recently about lawmakers in that state threatening to call in the Guard to confiscate guns and arrest the cops that refuse to violate then Constitution.

For obvious reasons, the name of this writer has been kept anonymous.

Read the whole thing here

Got a Smart Phone? They Know EXACTLY Where You Are!

This is science, not some “conspiracy theory”. Follow the article below and take a gander at the pictures. See all those green dots? Each one represents a person with a smart phone. Check out the locations – The New York Stock Exchange, The Pentagon, The White House. No one is hidden. What does this mean?

Consider the recent attacks on the sitting President of the United States. No, not physical attacks. Not so much the political attacks by Democrats in Congress. Consider the surveillance attacks – the effort to find something, anything to accuse the man. Again, I do not care about your politics. I do not give a whit about what you think of the man – he IS the President of the most powerful nation on earth and he is NOT PROTECTED FROM DEEP STATE ATTACKS! Are you getting this? He is surrounded by armed guards and the best security measures our money can buy and yet he can be located by a device you hold in your hand daily. But wait! There’s more!

Not only can you be found, you can be tracked. Your communications are not secure. Just recently a seriously technical article was published announcing the cracking one of the most sophisticated cryptographic algorithms in record time. Not too long ago I heard bragging that it would take all the computing power of the NSA years to crack a certain code. Not so much. My point is, your data is not safe. What you say is not safe. YOU are not safe! In other words nothing exists to protect anyone against a determined enemy… except, of course, God Himself.

Scoff if you will but this is the one truth you can rely on. This does not mean you cannot die – ask the only begotten Son of God – Jesus the Messiah. Nor does it mean you cannot end up in prison – ask Paul of Tarsus. Whether your personal life or freedom will be spared is not for me to say. Eternally speaking, all of those to accept salvation via Jesus the Messiah will live. Here on earth? Not so much. That said, God Almighty has indeed gifted those of us born in these United States with a constitutional republic. We are born citizens with certain absolute guarantees of our God-given rights and liberties. We have also been gifted self-rule by a limited government. What have we done with these gifts?

We have pissed them away. We have failed to hold those we chose to represent us accountable and they have run wild. They have gone rogue where now they’ve accumulated the tools to turn the tables. They have revolted and taken over our nation in a bloodless coup.

Some say the attacks on President Trump amount to an attempted coup. I disagree. The coup happened long ago. When Trump was elected, it was essentially an effort by the citizens of this nation to return power to us. We did this in ignorance. We failed to face the gravity, much less the reality of what is really going on in our nation’s capitol. Now it should be clear to all. There is a power struggle in our nation. The struggle is not between politicians – Democrats and Republicans – they are more or less united in their desire to rule. The struggle is not between the politicians and President Trump. Even so, the President is one of the few unveiling the truth of this matter. Whether this was intention or not, it is so. The struggle, dear citizens, is between those rogues who have for decades – DECADES – stolen our tax dollars, our dignity and even our very liberty from us. It is time to pull the plug.

The Deep State actors will do all in their power to stop us. They watch us, they make every effort to control us at every turn. If need be they will fabricate whatever they need to in order to move forward in their efforts to rule us. Don’t believe me? Look closely at this sham the politicians call an “Impeachment”.

Don’t forget to check out Tyler’s take on this smart phone article.

Tyler Durden @ reports on a NYT article.

From ZeroHedge – American Freedoms Threatened

This to the the tune of 92% according to Tyler Durden of Zero Hedge. Reading the article, I’m not sure how this 92% figure was arrived at but, sadly, it does not seem out of line to me. This is not only sad but alarming. We are supposed to be a nation with a government of the people, by the people and for the people. So… what? We don’t trust ourselves? Of course this isn’t true. What is true is the people have no say in our government. The “of the people, by the people and for the people” line is a myth and has been for a very long time.

Some have said we need a divorce – the citizens of this nation from our government. It is one way of putting it. The connotation is our government somehow survives. This is unacceptable to me. Allowing this monstrosity to continue on is only asking for trouble. To eradicate a cancer it should be completely removed and destroyed.

Slavery 3.0 The Next Generation

There’s a lot of talk about slavery reparations these days. Seems like a lot of people are bent on making whites, none of whom have ever owned a slave pay blacks, none of whom have ever been a slave for deeds done over century ago. The concept gets even more ridiculous when one considers most whites are not even related to anyone who ever owned slaves and there are many blacks whose ancestors were never slaves in this country. That said, this essay is not about any of this. For the record, I’ll call this Slavery 1.0 Why Slavery 1.0?

If you think about it, this nation is now embroiled in Slavery 2.0. Wait a minute! Slavery in the United States of America? Here? Now!? Indeed. Think about it. Or better yet, test it out. Refuse to pay your income taxes. Refuse to pay FICA. Do not pay your car tax – “registration” in most states. Return your property tax bill back to the sender with “REFUSED” written on it. Do you really have to sit and wait to see what happens? Okay so maybe you can justify paying to earn a living and paying to spending while owning “renting” your house, your car and most everything else. What about your permission slips?

You know, you need to get permission – a building permit, to do just about anything on “your” property. In at least one county here in Virginia, a property “owner” must obtain stamped permission to CAMP on their own property. You remember way back? When your Dad and Mom set up a tent for you kids to “camp out”… right? Well, you better make sure your controllers approve of such nonsense before setting up that tent buddy!

Want to cut hair for a living? You need a license – permission. Sell houses? Write a contract for someone? Paint fingernails for dollars? Go fishing? Hunting? Drive a car? You need written permission. Oh, yeah, and you need to pay for your permission slips too.

Face it. Nearly everything we “citizens” do these days is regulated in one way or another – at least. I don’t know about you, but I do not call this liberty. I have another word for it… slavery. Slavery 2.0 to be exact.

The controllers have gone rogue. The “limited” government we grew up believing in is a sham. In reality we are no longer citizens but subjects or rather… slaves. We can either accept the hand we are dealt with or shrug off the chains we’ve allowed the controllers to burden us with. What is the alternative? I call it Slavery 3.0.

Slavery 3.0

This is the next step – the end game the controllers are vying for now. It is so close now they can almost taste victory. What does it look like? Total ownership with all pretense washed away. Already they are positioned to watch our every move. Current technology makes “1984” look like a Kindergarten primer. The push now is to strip citizens of our First and Second Amendment rights, allowing them to place us under total subjection. Already they stifle our words right down to the pronouns they dictate we use. Once our ability to defend ourselves is stripped, it will be game over.

Here in Virginia, the move is on. Virginians are not taking this lying down. As of right now, a massive majority of counties and cities passed resolutions declaring ourselves 2nd Amendment Sanctuaries. Citizens are sending a message to those threatening to pass unconstitutional legislation. That message is a simple NO! We will not stand for it. While citizens gather at hearings and meetings, the controllers are watching, wringing their hands and planning their moves. Whether they will come to their senses and realize the error of their ways remains to be seen. The ball is in their court. Should they choose to run with it, it will not bode well.

Note the controllers here in Virginia are not the only ones with eyes on the commonwealth. Surely controllers all over the nation and the world are watching, as are citizens in other states and, yes, even other nations. For one, citizens of the Republic of China – Taiwan are engaged in their own battle with controllers. They fly US flags and wish for a constitution with a bill of rights such as ours. I am certain many over there wonder just how our constitutional guarantees will come into play. Will we simply surrender them in the end? Will our conflict turn bloody? Or will the controllers here back off and capitulate? Only time will tell.

Any regular readers of this site are sure to know my own take on this. For those who do not, I maintain our rights are God-given. Any attempt to strip us citizens of them defies God Himself. As Christians are first duty is to appeal to our Heavenly Father. Ask Him for protection and guidance. Invoke the power of Almighty God in this conflict. Our trust should first and foremost be in Him. We have been endowed with a God-given right to self-defense for a reason. While we are not aggressors here, we are duty-bound to defend ourselves, our families and our communities. This was historically the reason for militias when our nation was in infancy. This reason still remains. Those in the military and law enforcement all take an oath, as to those taking public office.

The Code of Virginia states:

§ 49-1. Form of general oath required of officers.

Every person before entering upon the discharge of any function as an officer of this Commonwealth shall take and subscribe the following oath: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge all the duties incumbent upon me as ____________________ according to the best of my ability, (so help me God).”

Any person reappointed to any office filled by gubernatorial appointment for a subsequent term to begin immediately upon expiration of an existing term shall not be required to renew the oath set out in this section; however, the original oath taken shall continue in effect with respect to the subsequent term.

Const., § 34; Code 1919, § 269; 1936, p. 49; 1971, Ex. Sess., c. 16; 1980, c. 320; 1988, c. 255.

Additionally those who serve in the military also swear:

I, (NAME), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic;

Yes there is more, however as the above is first and foremost, it is the foundation for the rest. It should be clear: every public officer, law enforcement officer as well as anyone in military service is sworn to uphold the Constitution of the United States above all else. I further maintain none of these men and women are required to wade through mountains of case law and legal opinion to decide what is constitutional and what is not. The words are simple enough. Armies of lawyers are not needed to take the words “shall not be infringed” at face value.

As for myself, having never served in public office or in the military, nor in law enforcement, I’ve never taken such an oath. Even so I take the words seriously. I take the constitution seriously. It is my birthright and I hold it as such in high regard. In closing, I will hold to the words of Joshua:

Joshua 24:15 …but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

May God bless you and keep you,

Andy Havens

2A Sanctuary Update Gun Rights Watch

From Gun Rights Watch: Virginia 2A Sanctuary Update.

This is the most complete update thus far on 2A happenings in Virginia



2A Sanctuary Update – Washington Free Beacon

The Washington Free Beacon is a great place to find news in Virginia. Do not expect this paper to show up in the major search engines – at least not in the first 100 pages!

This is why The Liberty Coalition exists – to bring you resources ignored by the “Big Boys”!


Warning! 2A Sanctuary Secret Ops!

Yesterday the normally reliable 90 Miles From Tyranny blog published this:

Sorry but this is very likely total and unadulterated BULLSHIT.

First, let me remind you:

A good article on this was posted on Bearing Arms. Apparently Bearing Arms is now run by Cam Edwards of Cam & Company fame. From what I know of him, he is a good guy. He is also a neighbor of sorts as he is based near Farmville. I hope to meet him one day.

Getting back on track: beware of alarmist nonsense. Just reading the first meme with a cool head should set off alarm bells. Virginia is likely to be well over 90% pro-2A by land mass. Trying to shut things down as indicated above is idiotic – even for this governor.

My take is there are those working secret ops for the other side. Their goal is to fuel violence by tossing lit matches on powder kegs. They want us to start something. It wouldn’t be the first time. In fact a case can be made for our own governments – state and federal (mostly federal) are the major agent provocateurs working behind the scenes. Do not be fooled. Those in the deep state are ruthless. ALL they care about is power and control – they care not how they get it. Observe the current sideshow act playing out in DC right now. Not convinced? How about Fast and Furious? The IRS scandal? Hillary’s “Smashing Cell Phones” act? ALL of these are documented. ALL of these made major news headlines. So many more were last page mentions… if that.

The trigger they are trying to pull is us. We need to stay calm and weather this storm. The fact is the controllers are running scared. They have to be to try this crap. We are winning. We will win because we are more determined than they are.

God bless,


2A Update from The Raconteur Report

This is dated but I like the graphic. At the bottom it reads “BFYTW”. My sentiments exactly. It is time to take the gloves off. BTW – The Raconteur Report credits Free North Carolina for this post. I did not follow the link. So kill me, I was lazy. I also liked what Aesop had to say here. We are not always in agreement but in this case, pretty much. At least I can see his reasoning.


Controllers Control – The FBI and YOUR Credit Data

This from Matt Slavo and the

The FBI wants your credit information. Of course they only want it for our “safety” to “prevent terrorism”. If you believe that I’ve got a jar of moon atmosphere I can send you for a fraction of what it’s worth.

First of all, transactions between you and anyone else are private. They are nobody’s business unless criminal activity – REAL criminal activity is involved. For example if you are buying or selling stolen goods. With credit  card purchases, nearly everything is potentially tracked. What you bought, where, what time you  purchased it and so forth. Law enforcement can “track” YOU simply by following your credit card purchases. But why stop there? They can also track you via your car (GPS, SIRIUS radio, etc.), your cell phone, your computer, your tablet, your fitbit, your watch in some cases. Some say they can track you via that US currency in your wallet. Maybe, maybe not, but it has been thought of and I have not doubt someone is working on just that if such technology is not in place already.

For the record, I object to all of it. Without due process, a LEGAL warrant with a valid reasonable articulable suspicion plainly stated, I object to any access to my personal information. If I grant access to a certain agency for a particular purpose, said information is ONLY to be used for said purpose by THAT agency. Any other use without due process stated above is illegal and a subversion of my constitutional rights. Any government employee involved in such actions should be immediately dismissed and forever banned from government work. Any pensions should be revoked.

Do I make myself clear? I find such abuse absolutely intolerable. We are citizens, NOT subjects, and therefore we should be treated as such. When the Apostle Paul was bound by a Centurion after the ruckus in Jerusalem, he was struck with fear after discovering he bound a Roman citizen. The Centurion was not only a very high official but a citizen himself. At that time, “binding” was the equivalent of handcuffing a suspect. Think about that. Today, in our “enlightened society”, law enforcement regularly arrests, books and imprisons citizens for months and years. In one instance, a family was devastated, after being arrested for growing tomatoes. Yes, tomatoes. They were observed buying gardening supplies and subsequently had their house raided, etc. all because some “law enforcement” goon suspected – SUSPECTED – a drug growing operation. This is not the only case. Imagine what they could do if they were able to track your purchases electronically.

It goes without saying the FBI’s efforts are anti-liberty. There is NO liberty when common citizens are constantly survived – especially to ensure compliance with the ever-growing plethora of legislation and regulations restricting our freedoms and binding our liberty.

It needs to stop. ALL it. We need to return the the principles of limited government.

Here’s Matt:





If The Controllers Think Eliminating Guns Will Make Them Safe…

Think again. It is not us citizens that should make you tremble. You are not just defying us – you defy Almighty God.


Almighty God defeated Goliath with a simple stone and his servant David.

The mighty Egyptian army was annihilated by mere water.

The Amorites were defeated before Joshua by Almighty God with great stones falling from heaven.

These are just three examples of what Almighty God can and will do for His faithful. Firearms were not yet invented. Do you controllers really believe you can defy God? Think again.

You will fall. Already your empire crumbles. You will fall because you deceived us, the citizens of this nation. You will fall because you rob us of our wealth. You will fall because you destroy our liberty. Most of all you will fall because you defy Almighty God.

Will it be enough if I and I alone stand in your face to hold you accountable? No. It will not. However I am not alone. If nothing else I know Almighty God, the Creator of the heavens and the earth, the God and Father of my Lord and Savior Jesus the Messiah is with me. While I count on no other, I am certain at least some of my brethren in Christ will stand with me. The fact is God alone is enough to defeat you. I am only a messenger.

It is only appropriate to say, as in Belshazzar, the King of Babylon’s time, the handwriting is on the wall.

Daniel told the king the meaning of the words:

  • “MENE: God has numbered your kingdom, and finished it;
  • “TEKEL: You have been weighed in the balances, and found wanting;
  • “PERES: Your kingdom has been divided, and given to the Medes and Persians” (verses 26-28)



To you controllers: continuing as you are, as you always have will not save you. Your only hope is to join those of us who embrace liberty and return to us what is rightfully ours.

God bless


John Whitehead on Taxes

We’ve all heard “nothing is certain but death and taxes”. We all take it for granted. Strangely enough, this quote is attributed to none other than Benjamin Franklin concerning our new constitution. That said, those who we’ve entrusted with the purse strings of our governments have taken taxation to new heights – both figuratively and literally.

Here’s John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute.


Words on Paper – Patriot Nurse

I’ve been following this lady for a while now – NO! Not like THAT! She instructs patriots on emergency medical and other issues. I’ve been wanting to take her classes for some time now as I have a background in x-ray. My thought is I’d much rather train to save a life than take one. I pray I am never in a position where I have to do either but it never hurts to be prepared. You never know these days if you might be at your local box store and have to deal with an active shooter or a victim of one, or a car accident or even a natural disaster. That said, in this short video, the Patriot Nurse has something to say about the current situation right here in Virginia. I have to admit, she has some points worth considering.


Cupleper’s Sheriff Jenkins Turns Up The Heat

Sheriff Scott Jenkins in Culpeper County turns up the heat in the state by saying he will deputize thousands of citizens to protect their 2nd Amendment rights. BRAVO!

Here is the complete story (h/t Ken and Ruric at Knuckledraggin)

You’ll find my comment there as well as below.

Virginia Sheriff: ‘I Will Deputize Thousands of Citizens To Protect Their Gun Rights’

I love Culpeper. It was where we first lived when we moved to Virginia. We’ve regretted moving from there ever since. Even so I never realized how liberty-minded the area is. Note, since we moved from there over 15 years ago, it has grow by leaps and bounds. This usually also means the area turns more towards liberalism.

As for some perspective on today’s post, consider this: in the last election Virginia State Delegate Nick Freitas was to run for congress. The election board would not let him on the ballot because they say the party filed late. He ran for his delegate seat as a write-in won handily.

Nick is an exceptionally strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment. He first came to my attention with this speech on the floor of the VA Assembly:

Here he is speaking to those attending the 2A hearing in nearby Orange county.

As far as Jenkins screening deputies – this only makes sense, not only to state it but in practice. Think about it. What else should he do? Mass deputize a group? What if some known criminals sneaked in? The left would have a field day just speculating about this and condemn it immediately. Not that they won’t anyway but why give them a toe in? Screening, be done and done properly. Yes, it should not be used as a political tool but it is the citizen’s responsibility to watch out for such shenanigans.