Governors Receive Letters from Sovereign Extremists to Resign or Be ‘Removed’
April 2, 2010
(ChattahBox)—-A conspiracy laden far-right extremist group based on the sovereign citizens movement, with stated plans to take over and replace the federal government “behind-the-scenes,” as part of its “Restore America Plan,” has set the first phase of its grand plan in motion. What would that be you might ask? The anti-government group, named “The Guardians of the Free Republics and the fifty American De jure Grand Juries,” has issued warrants and orders by fax and snail mail to at least 30 governors across the country to leave office, so some whack job from the group can “quietly, efficiently and quickly” take their place. Alarmed that the incendiary letters could incite violence against elected officials, the F.B.I. and the Department of Homeland Security issued an internal intelligence note obtained by the Associated Press, warning law enforcement of the potential for violent acts by right-wing domestic terrorists.
The DHS and F.B.I. advisory notes that although the agencies are not aware of specific plans for violence by the group, “law enforcement should be aware that this could be interpreted as a justification for violence or other criminal actions.”
The intelligence note, said the “Restore America Plan,” also called for “establishing bogus courts, calling of ‘de jure’ grand juries, and issuing so-called ‘legal orders’ to gain control of the state.”
As of Wednesday, at least 30 governors had received threatening letters from members of The Guardians of the Free Republics, called jurors of the De jure Grand Juries or guardians, demanding the elected officials leave office within three days or they will be removed.
The offices of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons confirmed that they received the letters demanding their resignations. The letters were turned over to law enforcement.
Who is behind this anti-fed sovereign citizens movement? A man who goes by the name of Dr. Sam Kennedy, a right-wing Internet radio host of the program “Take no Prisoners,” with the Texas-basedRepublic Broadcasting Network. His name seems to be an alias and there is much discussion on various forums about his real identity and whether he is truly a medical doctor. Kennedy is described on the Republic Broadcasting site, as the author of the “Instant Criminal Complaint” and a “semi-retired doctor who treats pain disorders, Sam served as a journalist and professional writer for many years.” He is a shadowy figure and photos of him are scarce.
Kennedy announced his “Restore America Plan,” on Jan 31, 2010 during his radio program. In a posting hyping his program Kennedy declared, “The responsibility is enormous – and so are the risks if we fail. THE MILITARY HAS CHARGED US WITH THE HIGH RESPONSIBILITY OF ENDING THE SPIRAL TO WORLD WAR III being orchestrated by the Rulers of Evil. Never have men borne such responsibility. We are the last best hope for mankind.”
Kennedy uses his radio program to shill his super-secret freedom seminars, costing hundreds of dollars, in which he teaches fraudulent and get-rich schemes to right-wing dupes, based upon UCC law and various arcane commercial processes to access a secret bank account each person supposedly has with the Department of Treasury.
The Southern Poverty Law Center refers to sovereign citizen scammers like Kennedy, as adherents of a “pseudo-legal strategy, called “redemption theory,” that claims the federal government has enslaved its citizens by using them as collateral against foreign debt. Like other theories of the movement, redemption offers a way for adherents to supposedly make fortunes with the use of certain documents.”
Kennedy also seems to promote a tax and debt evasion scam referred to by the IRS, as Form 1099-OID Fraud. According to an IRS fraud alert:
“The fraud is also marketed as a way to reduce taxes or pay outstanding tax liabilities. It involves the filing of Form 1099-OID, Original Issue Discount, and/or bogus financial instruments such as bonded promissory notes or sight drafts. This fraud has evolved from an earlier frivolous argument that a “strawman” bank account has been created at the Treasury Department for each U.S. citizen, and that individuals could use such “strawman” accounts to pay debts and claim withholding credits.”
Realizing his schemes could land people in jail, and expose himself to criminal charges and civil complaints, Kennedy makes the disclaimer on his radio shows and seminars that his crackpot commercial paper schemes are for “entertainment purposes only.”
Meanwhile, Kennedy, or whatever his real name is, has apparently dreamed up his “Restore America Plan,” as a new way to generate a mailing list of easy marks, to con them into emptying their wallets for one of his Law Merchant’s Rountable Leadership conferences for the small “donation” of $1050 at the door for the full five days, not including lodging and meals. The registration form reads, “Attendance is being intentionally limited to ensure a transcendent awakening…”
On The Guardians of the Free Republics Web site, Kennedy is requiring that future guardians and jurors provide him with their full names, addresses, home phone, cell phone and business phone. States are referred to as Free Republics and counties, as non-corporate counties. Guardian members then must recite the Covenant of office in front of a regional or state coordinator, sealing their registration forms with a red right thumbprint. Dr. Strangelove can then educate his army of sovereign guardians, for a small donation, of the many ways to use commercial paper to get their hands on the secret bank accounts held with the Department of Treasury.
All of this sounds like nonsense of course, but in this politically charged environment, with a high unemployment rate, Dr. Kennedy’s bizarre anti-government “Restore America Plan,” could incite violence, as his philosophies merge with the sharp rise of dangerously violent and armed militia and patriot groups, such as the Michigan-based heavily armed, Christian warrior group Hutaree, arrested last week for plotting to kill police officers and to incite an anti-government war.
According to Kennedy’s warped plan to restore and reinhabit the free American republics, besides removing all governors, phase one also includes issuing orders to the military and replacing the nation’s court systems with De jure Grand Juries. Kennedy claims that he formulated his government takeover plan with the help of “high-ranking members of the armed forces.”
Among the many actions listed under phase two of Kennedy’s sovereign citizen manifesto, is the “arrest and shackling of the District Court of the District of Columbia.”
Kennedy’s original plan called for the complete takeover of the government, by March 31, so he is a little behind schedule. But according to his master plan, “restoration will occur behind the scenes in a manner designed to get results, not glory.”
According to the introduction of the plan on the Guardians of the Free Republics site, “As you will see by the Warrants and Orders, the De jure Grand Juries will work behind the scenes, methodically dismantling the satanic institutions and rituals of 1933 and 1865.”
So, maybe America has already been taken over by Kennedy’s army of sovereign citizens and no one has noticed?
(Update: The F.B.I. interviewed Sam Kennedy for two-hours on Friday, but did not arrest him, according to John Stadtmiller, who runs the Republic Broadcasting Network.
(Further Update: According to Mother Jones, the Guardians’ Web sites are registered to a well-known South African anti-government and conspiracy theory crank, named Clive Boustred:
“Turns out goftr.com and guardiansofthefreerepublics.com are registered to one Clive Boustred of Soquel, California—a British-educated former South African soldier with an apparent knack for “anti-terrorist warfare,” computer consulting, and conspiracy theorizing. The sites—and the “group”—appear not to have existed before he registered them, about two months ago. Even as conspiracy mavens go, Boustred is a fascinating study. He’s prominent on YouTube as a decrier of Jesuit, Masonic, Rothschild, and Fed conspiracies.”
Boustred, as a former South African soldier, is apparently Kennedy’s connection to “high-ranking members of the armed forces,” who may have helped him formulate his kooky “Restore America Plan.”