The government’s new definition of terrorism: exercising constitutional rights. While our tradition applauds those who stand up and exercise their constitutional rights, the government’s new definition of terrorism condemns such patriotic actions, as a young Alaskan from Fairbanks named Schaeffer Cox has unfortunately learned.
Schaeffer Cox came to the attention of the government’s Sovereign Citizen Task Force circa 2010 at the ripe old age of 26 as he was traveling about the country speaking about the dangerous path of destruction that the federal government has been following for far too long. Schaeffer was advocating a return to a constitutional form of government and encouraging people to prepare for the disaster that will occur if we do not do so. At that time, Schaeffer had thrice climbed Mt. McKinley and had already achieved renown for establishing the Second Amendment Task Force in Fairbanks and other Alaskan locales, and for creating the Liberty Bell, a network of concerned citizens who, upon being called, come to the scene to observe and record police encounters. Schaeffer also had a budding political career, receiving nearly 40 percent of the vote running against an incumbent in the Republican primary for the Alaska House of Representatives.
The government’s response to all of this was to employ two despicable agents provocateur — crime creators — in efforts to intimidate, coerce, and otherwise pressure Schaeffer into “committing” a crime for which the government could then prosecute him into silence.
The first agent provocateur was Bill Fulton, an alcoholic prone to violent and otherwise-threatening outbursts, and who is perhaps more well known for torpedoing Joe Miller’s 2010 United States Senate campaign by handcuffing a local Anchorage reporter, all the while working as a federal agent. The second such crime creator was Gerald “J.R.” Olson, a con man, sociopath, and convicted felon who was facing multiple new felony charges for taking many tens of thousands of dollars from the elderly and others under the guise of installing non-existent septic systems.
For his part, Fulton openly strove to cause Schaeffer to engage in or commit violence against the government. Fulton went so far as to place a knife to one of Schaeffer’s friend’s throats when Schaeffer emphatically rejected Fulton’s path. When all was said and done, the government paid Fulton via a compensation package worth well into the six-figure range.
Olson’s deceit was more subtle. He infiltrated Schaeffer’s small militia group and concocted a plan to kill two for every one of the militia members who went down. Schaeffer steadfastly rejected Olson’s plan; and on February 19, 2011, Schaeffer announced that he and his family were immediately leaving Fairbanks for the Lower 48. A desperate Olson promptly stole Schaeffer’s car battery and then kept a completely fatigued Schaeffer in Fairbanks with repeated false promises of a non-existent trucker who was on his way to Alaska and would transport Schaeffer and his family to the Lower 48. When all was said and done, Olson walked away from all his criminal charges, stole thousands of dollars of Schaeffer’s gold, and was asking to be paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by the government.
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