November 23, 2017

Identifying “Wolves”: It Doesn’t Get Any More Daffy Than This

Below is a copy of a press release sent out by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources that contains the most asinine statement I think I have read in a long, long time. “Hunters” shot and killed two wild dogs in Iowa. After DNA testing, “no charges will be filed in either case.”

Retired wildlife biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, James Beers, wrote extensively on this subject about two months ago. Find his article at this link.

The real clincher that exemplifies complete idiocy is this statement: “Going forward, hunters need to know the difference between the species,” said Gipp. “On our end, we will provide additional wolf-coyote identification tools on our website and in our publications. We know hunters want to do the right thing and we want to help them.”

Isn’t that just brilliant. Wildlife officials and biologists, with two dead dogs in front of them, in which they could thoroughly examine the carcasses, including skulls, had to rely on DNA testing to prove whether or not the nasty, wild canines were wolves or coyotes. And what criteria is used to determine the difference? Just thought I would ask as there is no longer any such animal as a “pure” wolf.

“Going forward,” the mental midgets are going to provide “identification tools” to help hunters tell the difference before they shoot. I hope one of those tools is an instant DNA test kit…whatever to hell that is.

I mean honestly. You can’t make this stuff up.

But, now that I’ve pointed this all out, can it be that this is the “secret” plan? Can it be that this only appears to be stupidity? Is it, in fact, orchestrated? Just think. If the environmentalist perverts get their way, and can continue to substantiate any and all claims that there should be no hunting or trapping of any wild dogs (to protect wolves – wink, wink), because “going forward, hunters need to know the difference,” but it’s impossible to do that. So, then what? I think I already answered that.

But, don’t go look!

Press Release from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources:

Test results conclusively identified two large canines shot this winter in Osceola County and Van Buren County as wolves, likely originating from the Great Lakes population in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The samples were tested at the University of California-Davis.

Investigation into both shootings was conducted and no charges will be filed in either case.

“We understand this is a sensitive topic and that our decision not to charge will be unpopular with some, but in these two incidents, based on the results of our investigation we feel it is the right course of action,” said Chuck Gipp, director of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

The wolves will be used for education outreach at the local county conservation boards.

Gray wolves are listed as endangered under endangered species laws at both state and federal level and there is no open season in Iowa. Iowa has seen a recent increase in the number of wolves moving in from established populations in the Great Lakes region, so hunters need to be aware of the possibility that what they are looking at may not be a coyote.

“Going forward, hunters need to know the difference between the species,” said Gipp. “On our end, we will provide additional wolf-coyote identification tools on our website and in our publications. We know hunters want to do the right thing and we want to help them.”

The DNR is asking anyone who encounters a wolf to contact their local conservation officer or wildlife biologist.

Coyotes and wolves share many similar characteristics including coloring, but there are features where they differ.

Wolves are 5-6 feet long from nose to tail, 27-33 inches at the shoulder and weigh 50-100 pounds. Coyotes are 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 feet long, 20-22 inches at the shoulder and weigh 35-40 pounds.

Coyote hunting season is open all year long, but participation is often highest in January and February especially after January 10 when other hunting seasons close. The number of coyotes harvested in 2013-14 was an all time record high of 15,347. The second highest total was in 2014-15 with 13,911. The current season is expected to be similar. Hunting and trapping are about the only tools to provide some level of population management for coyotes.

The DNR is reviewing how it handles reported sightings for wolves and other occasional visitors internally as the number of these visitors is increasing.

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Wolf “Sensitivity” on the Great Plains

By James Beers

The above [please follow this link] was sent to me by a friend in Florida.  While he is embroiled in “dealing” with the USFWS and the State of Florida regarding Florida “Panthers”: he recognized immediately 1.what is going on in Iowa; 2. its similarities to how Florida “Panthers” have bollixed up Florida and its wildlife; and 3.the fact that others from MT, WA & CA to AZ & North Carolina should be aware of it.

For those that have not been following this environmental/government soap opera about clearing rural America under the pretext of “concern” about wolves and the “science” about their absolute “necessity” in every “ecosystem” (actually they are simply a tool to destroy rural America and extend the power of government and evil – the right word – Non-Government Organizations over all Americans and their governance by elites); the following news release should bring you up to date so that you will understand future episodes of the soap opera.

The following simple news release has all the ingredients to start this new “thread” in our saga:

–       “We understand this is a sensitive topic” says the State Wildlife Agency Director about two wolves that were shot by Iowa hunters who thought they were shooting coyotes.  “Sensitive?”  Why? Because we don’t want to have out-of-state environmental/animal rights protesters invading the state in between disrupting Presidential Election Events and disrupting life and traffic in some city to obtain preferences for a racial group or downtrodden women?  Because they don’t want to anger federal bureaucrats in the USFWS that they depend on for largesse like grants and for tolerance in covering up misuse of Excise Taxes in the State?  Because they are getting money behind the scenes from national/international NGO’s to push banning lead ammunition like California has done and Minnesota is doing?  Inquiring minds want to know!

–       “Our decision not to charge will be unpopular with some,” says the Director.  Let that sink in.  We are not mentioning justice and unjust laws here.  The federal government is forcing wolves everywhere (MT, ID, WY, WA. OR, CA, AZ, NM, SC, NC, MN, MI, WI) and the states roll over on their back and urinate into the air and then as the wolves spread outward to other states more state governments are afraid to do what their residents want, i.e. keep wolves (and protesters) out and control 24/7 those that get in.  They treat the wolves like returning Passenger Pigeons and Great Auks.  Topping this off, the wolves look so much like coyotes that it takes an AUTOPSY for the government to determine if the critter is A. a wolf, B. a coyote, C. a dog or D. a hybrid of A, B and/or C in some mysterious percentage and for some mysterious reason.  The mysterious reason is that coyotes can be shot as can free-ranging dogs on private property that threaten persons or property but wolves (the most dangerous and destructive of A, B, C and D) for political reasons are to be “protected”!  Let that sink in and now read once again the Director’s statement that begins “Our decision not to charge”.  Aside from the fact that he must have had a frog in his pocket to use the word “our”, ask yourself – is this a matter of political largesse to actually forgive an Iowa resident for shooting an animal that must be autopsied first before anyone knows what it is?  Do these politicians and bureaucrats that pass these laws and allow these unjust impositions on rural Americans really think they “could” prosecute these hunters if they desired or that if they don’t “we” (the peasants, proletariat, serfs, unwashed, ignorant –choose one) should be grateful that despite it being “unpopular with some” they have made a “decision” not to charge us once they had an autopsy in hand?  “Oh, thank you M’Lord, thank you; here let me polish your shoes with my tears of gratitude.”  Am I the only one that sees the injustice and un-Constitutional insanity going on here??

–       “DNR officials said the wolves likely came from Michigan, Minnesota, or Wisconsin”, well, if an “official” says so it must be true.  As though whether it came from Minnesota or from Wyoming through South Dakota or Nebraska or from Saskatchewan through North Dakota is relevant.  The origin (the Yukon?, Alberta?, Saskatchewan?, British Columbia? NWT?, ??) of the wolves forced into the Upper Rocky Mountain States has never been revealed; yet only the sacred “Mexican” wolf “must” live in Arizona and New Mexico and only the sacred “Red” wolf “must” live in the Carolinas.  This Discovery Channel, Romance Biology is merely diversions meant to confound us as the illusionists continue performing their tricks.

–       “Going forward, hunters need to know the difference between the species” says the Director.  This is the same guy that needed an AUTOPSY to “decide” whether to charge (fine, imprison, rescind voting rights [that one seems less important given the Party stranglehold on who can run for election anymore] and loss of gun rights [another “right” government is trying hard to make irrelevant]) an Iowan a. abiding by Iowa law, b. ensnared by unjust federal and state laws, c. a victim of clever laws meant to entrap rural folks like game poachers on medieval estates for a host of hidden reasons from gun/weapon control to erosion of property rights and our right to protect our families.

–       “The DNR is asking anyone who encounters a wolf to contact their local conservation officer or wildlife biologist” advises our erstwhile public official.  Right.  The next “wolf” or whatever found shot or poisoned or run over under “suspicious circumstances” that kicks off an “investigation” of mammoth proportions to rival the Bundy affair in Nevada or the “occupation” of the Malheur Refuge Headquarters will immediately cough up, “this guy Beers called in last week that he thought he saw a wolf over on County 12 near Wolfville.  You know he sounded like an educated guy but he might have been a hayseed gun-nut terrorist trying to sound smart.  Run a background on him and you Sherlock and you Holmes, see what you can dig up and go over there and be careful.”

–       “Wolves are 5-6 feet long from nose to tail, 27-33 inches at the shoulder and weigh 50-100 pounds. Coyotes are 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 feet long, 20-22 inches at the shoulder and weigh 35-40 pounds”except, he forgot to add,  A. when they are young, B. when they have coyote or dog blood (DNA) in them, C. when they are simply “larger or smaller”, D. when they are 225 yards away and you are looking through a 6X scope on an overcast day, E. when you are unwilling to risk your freedom and rights for the imagined pleasure of urban environmental/animal rights donors, NGO’s, politicians lusting for re-election, bureaucrats lusting for money and power and all living and working far, far away.  Besides, do you think if you shot a 49 lb. wolf (they go up to 150+ lbs) in your yard killing your dog that your lawyer could defend you by quoting this guy?  The largest coyote I ever saw was one snowy morning as I drove into the Hartford, Connecticut airport, it had just been hit and was dead alongside the road and went at least 60+ lbs: it must have been a wolf according to these “experts”.

–       “They were killed in Osceola County and Van Buren County.”  When I first read this I assumed that these two Counties were in the NE corner of Iowa where Mississippi River bluffs and woodlands form a contiguous pathway for wolves to move South into Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi (where they might eventually find true love with “Red” Wolves one day and begin a new series in this saga, we could call it “The Return of the Southern Red Timber Wolf to the Lower Mississippi River Valley”).  We could end that episode with wolf mommies and daddies going up the Missouri and Red Rivers with their :puppies” to the West in search of their “Mexican” and “Gray” Wolf cousins that they heard still lived “wild and free”.  I was wrong however about where these wolves were shot.

Buchanan County is indeed in NE Iowa, but it is about 45 miles W of the Mississippi River and about 60 S of the Minnesota border.  (Note here – Minnesota wolves are responsible for the elimination of all Minnesota moose hunting because the remaining moose are too few to offer hunting opportunities anymore. Additionally, Iowa has been a very popular hunting destination for deer hunters in search of BIG bucks for decades now.  When the sacred wolves take up residence, what will they eat?  The NGO’s and bureaucrat/officials/scientists assure us it isn’t cattle or calves or sheep or moose or deer (they will all thrive when wolves arrive according to the “experts”.)  Could it be hogs or dogs that will sustain them?  What else is there?  Can they live on disappearing pheasants or run down increasingly rare rabbits that take more calories to catch than they offer?  Think about that the next time the state government warbles about how lucky you are to get wolves.

Osceola County is clear across Iowa in the NW corner of the state right on the Minnesota border about 45 miles E of South Dakota.  I really feel sorry for that wolf, yet how lucky he was.  That corner of Iowa and Minnesota is an ocean of plowed ground as I write this in March.  The last time I was there at this time of year I saw a town I was driving to 15 miles away with nary an hedgerow, farmhouse or blade of grass for that matter to break my line of sight.  (“Where have all those pheasants gone to??”)  Just North of there in Minnesota a few winters ago a Minnesota farmer killed a mountain lion in a culvert by his house where his kids played and his horses were stabled.  He was fined and almost imprisoned and the media treated him like the Dentist that shot poor “Cecil” in Zimbabwe (where since Zimbabwe big game revenue has dried up, lions are now killed by natives at a high rate and the esteemed Director of USFWS is warbling his appeal for US Airlines to refuse to carry hunting trophies).  PS This is the same guy that when he was hired politically under President Clinton assured everyone he was a “hunter” and “supported hunting”.  What in God’s green earth would or could these large predators find to eat there in NE Iowa or SE Minnesota or Iowa at all, kibble at feeding stations?  Don’t ask, you won’t like the answer.

So wolves are now “invading” Iowa like Moslems invaded Europe in the Medieval times and Middle Ages; a two-pronged attack, first up through Spain and later through the Balkans and into Austria.  The question is will Iowans hunker down and take whatever comes: or will Iowans be like Charles Martel at the Battle of Tours (France) in 732 and John Sobieski in 1683 at the Battle of Vienna (Austria) defeating the invaders and send them packing back where they came from just like Don Juan did to the Moslem Fleet in 1571 at the Battle of Lepanto.  Future episodes will investigate this question.

“Wolves endangered” in Iowa?  The one thing Charles Martel, John Sobieski and Don Juan had in common is they had kings, laws and people supporting them and not these far away bums encouraging the very demise of the civilization that pays them and “elects” them.  Can any American communities survive under these circumstances?  Only time will tell.

Jim Beers

5 March 2016

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Jim Beers is a retired US Fish & Wildlife Service Wildlife Biologist, Special Agent, Refuge Manager, Wetlands Biologist, and Congressional Fellow. He was stationed in North Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York City, and Washington DC.  He also served as a US Navy Line Officer in the western Pacific and on Adak, Alaska in the Aleutian Islands.  He has worked for the Utah Fish & Game, Minneapolis Police Department, and as a Security Supervisor in Washington, DC.  He testified three times before Congress; twice regarding the theft by the US Fish & Wildlife Service of $45 to 60 Million from State fish and wildlife funds and once in opposition to expanding Federal Invasive Species authority.  He resides in Eagan, Minnesota with his wife of many decades.

Jim Beers is available to speak or for consulting. 

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Iowa Speech to the North American Elk Breeders Association Annual Convention

*Author’s Note:* As requested by many readers, below is a copy of my speech I delivered to the North American Elk Breeders Association Annual Convention in Waterloo, Iowa on August 6, 2011 at the Ramada Hotel and Convention Center.
Please note that when I give speeches I generally work from an outline and notes. I do not “read” my speeches. So the content of what is below is similar to the remarks delivered during the speech but is not an exact replication of what was said.
For readers of this blog, I also took the time to add hyperlinks to references whenever possible and also at the end included notes, comments and quotes that I may not have used during the speech due to time constraints.

Keynote Address to the North American Elk Breeders Association Annual Convention
Ramada Hotel and Convention Center, Waterloo, Iowa
August 6, 2011

I would like to take a moment to thank all the members of the North American Elk Breeders Association for providing me with the opportunity to come to Waterloo, Iowa, to the annual North American Elk Breeders Association Convention to speak to you today. In particular, I want to thank Brenda Hartkopf for working with me and figuring out all the logistics to get here and exactly what I was going to do when I did. Thank you!

I thought I would begin this evening with an old humor story that is quite fitting with the theme for which I am going to speak. It’s the story of my Uncle Virgil and Aunt Florena. They were country folks. As a matter of fact they lived very far out in the country and ran a small farm raising a few cattle, some pigs, chickens and the like. Where they lived wasn’t the end of the world but you certainly could see it from there.

One day, it was midday when most farmers were inside, out of the hot summer sun, a knock came on the front door, an indication it must not be someone of familiarity because nobody they knew used the front door. Florena answered the door. She opened the fairly large inside door and through the screen door observed a weasily-looking man with thick glasses and messy hair.

“I am from the Department of Agriculture. Here’s my card. I am inspector 356124987920475443. I am here to inspect your farm,” he said.

“We ain’t buying nothin you’re selling so git out!” exclaimed Florena and as she was shutting the door in his face he yelled, “My card says I can inspect your farm!”

Florena yelled to Virgil and told him he had a visitor. Virgil went to the front door and opened it and still standing there was the same man.

Before Virgil could speak, the man says, “I am from the Department of Agriculture. Here’s my card. I am inspector 356124987920475443 and I am here to inspect your farm!”

Virgil examined the card and then told the man to get off his property. The inspector, not taking no for an answer says, “You can see on my card that I have a right to come on your property anytime I want to perform random inspections.”

Virgil once again examined the card and said, “You go do what it is you have a right to do and then get the hell off my property!” and with that slammed the door ever so deliberately in his face.

Virgil returned to the living room where he was trying to watch a little television and catch an afternoon nap. After about an hour, Florena woke up Virgil asking him if he could hear something peculiar. Both heard noises coming from what appeared the side of the house. Virgil went to the back door, opened it and listened. He could hear hollering.

“Hello! You, up at the house! Come and get your bull!” cried the inspector.

Virgil assessed the situation to discover his prized bull had the inspector pinned up a tree with no intention of letting him down anytime soon.

The inspector yells again, “Come and get your bull!”

Virgil called back, “Why don’t you show him your card?”

I grew up in the country poor. Poor meaning I had little in the way of material things. We had electricity, no indoor plumbing and not until later as a kid growing up did we enjoy the convenience of running water in the house. But I had it all. I thank God everyday for parents who instilled in me the importance of being fiercely independent. One cannot fully enjoy the God-given, unalienable right to liberty unless they have been taught to live independently. As a boy I was taught that you work to solve your own problems and the last thing ever mentioned was a need to ask government for something.

From the moment we are born we are free. We are individuals gifted from God with rights, none of which are bestowed upon us by man. It is only man, since our birth that has striven to deny us of our rights. Why is that?

It’s all about control. For any individual or group of individuals to force their will upon the rest they must first gain control over the people they wish to control. This is being done in many ways. I will talk about a few of them tonight.

The biggest threat against those who desire dictatorial powers over you, is an independent person. They hate us because they can’t control us. We must become independent in both our actions and our thoughts.

(*Demonstration* – At this juncture, I will do a demonstration using a rope and a jackknife. I present the rope. It’s about 6 feet long. I will ask the audience to picture this rope as big and as long as they wish and to imagine how many important and powerful uses such a rope could have.

I then will take the jackknife and cut the rope in half and then ask the audience if the rope still has the same powerful possibilities and uses.

I keep repeating the cutting of each piece of rope in half until I am left with a tiny piece. At some point I will ask the audience if there are any issues going on in our country today that are dividing us as citizens (the long piece of rope) that will eventually render us useless.)

I would like to read a quote to you tonight from Thomas Jefferson:

“Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add, ‘with the limits of the law’ because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.”

I was asked to come to Iowa tonight to speak to you about H.R. 2210, the “Sportsmanship in Hunting Act of 2011”. H.R. 2011 has had several identities over the years. Among them, H.R. 1688, H.R. 3829, H.R. 2308 and several Senate versions of a very despicable and useless piece of legislation geared at one more step toward the annihilation of our property rights.

Fortunately none of the versions of this bill have ever made it to the House floor but we cannot rest on any comforting feeling that this bill is dead. We know for a fact that Congress adds bills such as this to other pieces of legislation in order to get them passed. It isn’t until later that we discover what had happened. We must fight this legislation.

Jefferson understood that true liberty cannot be recognized and appreciated without the respect of others’ rights and he blamed the law or laws as often a projection of the will of tyrants. It is the tyrant that seeks to destroy you and me. They hate our independence.

The most pitiful and hypocritical part of H.R. 2210 is that it is worded in such a way as to promote good ethics and sportsmanship. Imagine if you will our Congress imposing on us its will of something moral or ethical. Talk about hypocrisy! Talk about tyrannical!

Our Congress is probably the most corrupt organization in this country. They consider themselves above the law. They talk down to “we the people”. They are out of touch. It seems everyday we hear of another scandal coming out of Congress, enough to make a grown man vomit. We hear of congressmen taking photos of their private parts and plastering them on the Internet and these idiots want to legislate to us something concerning ethics, fair chase and sportsmanship? They wouldn’t know decency if it bit them.

And for you holier-than-thou “hunters” who subscribe to such nonsense, get down off your high and unethical horses and let he that is without sin cast the first stone.

What is “fair chase”? Who decides? And why do you think it should be you? Can you realistically sit in your well-equipped tree stand, in which you have driven to in your lavishly expensive ATV, over land you paid thousands of dollars for a lease to hunt, park near to the food plot you planted in order to “bait” deer or other game to come to, so that you may take your pick of the litter and then call high-fence hunting unethical, lacking in fair chase?

Another important quote that I would like to share comes from Abraham Lincoln.

“We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.”

And here we find ourselves in this convention better than 150 years later wondering why the people have been subdued. The people have been overthrown! And thus we are sitting here looking at legislation that is clearly an overthrowing of the U.S. Constitution if not our God-given rights to freedom, property and the use of it. We must overthrow the men who are perverting our laws.

I’ll remind you again, H.R. 2210 has nothing whatsoever to do with sportsmanship, ethical hunting, fair chase or any of the rhetorical garbage we are having forced into our brains. It’s about control – pure and simple.

Those wishing to control us have several agendas and many tools in which to accomplish their goals. We must learn them. It’s the only chance we have to fight back. H.R. 2210 is only a small tool. There are wolves, Canada lynx, tiny little fish, global warming, etc., the lists are endless. Learn what they are.

How many people sitting here tonight are aware of President Obama’s Executive Order #13575? If you are not, you MUST learn about it. I do not have time this evening to give you details. President Obama understands that the last stronghold or frontier in America that generates independent thinkers and those aimed at living independently (the biggest threat remember?) is rural America. EO#13575 aims to destroy rural America as we know it today.

Read about it. It’s vitally important that you know. I will however ask you this: If President Obama’s goal of EO # 13575 is to “help” rural America, then why did he appoint members from his cabinet, such as Defense Secretary, Homeland Security, Federal Communications Commission, etc., to his board of directors? Think about it.

It’s about control ladies and gentlemen!

Gary Allen, in a book he wrote called, “None Dare Call it Conspiracy”, wrote:

“Control necessitates a static society……So, legislation is promoted to restrict entrepreneurial effort”.

Everyone sitting in this audience tonight exemplifies “entrepreneurial effort”, otherwise you wouldn’t be here. You are independent thinkers. You want to live independently. You want government to butt out of your life and your ranches. People cannot control you if you are not static. Attending this convention is one means of being in action, working to improve what you do. This is all contrary to what government wants in you. Therefore, the attempt once again at an H.R. 2210-type of legislation – promoted legislation to “restrict entrepreneurial effort”.

There have been many attempts over the years to ban high-fence hunting. The most recent resulted in a victory for the citizens when a citizen’s initiative was voted down that would have ended high-fence hunting in North Dakota. Idaho had a similar outcome and Montana did not. There are others. We must fight these together.

Efforts like this will never end. There are enough useful idiots in this country eager and willing to carry out the agendas of those entities wishing to subdue the independent and freedom loving people.

What kind of people knowingly work to destroy their country or their constitutions? If I had the answer to that question, I wouldn’t be here tonight now would I? But let me try to explain using examples from people who have asked the same questions.

Most people are not even aware of the fact that during and shortly after the Revolution, the United States rounded up no fewer than three esteemed gentlemen and sent them to Europe for the purpose of making treaties and finding trade partners. The U.S., after all, had lost all of their business dealings and partners with England when it declared its independence.

The three me were John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. Quite the trio.

Thomas Jefferson visited many towns about Europe and he had a bit of a ritual he would undertake as a way to gain a sense of what kind of people he might be dealing with before actually sitting down to talk business.

His first action was to find the tallest building in the village – often this was a church steeple. He would climb it and gaze about the landscape hoping for a sense of the surroundings.

This was soon followed by walks about the village simply meeting people and talking to them. Yet, this was another attempt at gaining a better understanding of the people before expending time and energy hoping to find good character people he wished for his new country to do business with.

This action was described in a book titled, “The Young Jefferson” by Claude G. Bowers. Bowers wrote that in Jefferson’s travels, anytime he arrived at a village were he witnessed that people placed the importance of dogs or other animals above that of man, he packed up his belongings and left town immediately. Jefferson understood that people who think like this are untrustworthy and certainly someone he would not consider a viable trade partner. This is a difficult concept in America today. Just look around you.

Eric Hoffer, in his book, “The True Believer” spends a great deal of time giving us clues as to what makes people eager and willing to follow “mass movements” tick. Hoffer’s book, although written in the mid 1940s and dealt with a subject he called mass movements, really can apply to any large or small group. We today, tend to call them special interest groups.

It must be pointed out here that some of us don’t understand that there are a lot of people in this country today who want to live in a communist or socialistic country, where government decides everything for us. This begins very early on in the “education” process, so that today, regardless of the truth of historic outcomes of all attempts at socialism/communism, still we are able to lead people to believe this time will be different.

Hoffer says that those who are willing to work to destroy their own way of life, are obviously very unhappy with the life they have. For that I am saddened. I had nothing and yet I had everything, among the most important a strong foundation in God as my creator and a firm belief that I am, like the Bible says, created in God’s image. I do not see God as a weak person and someone who has to depend on government to survive or to even enjoy life. No, I am of His image, therefore, I am independent, free, respectful, caring of others and not wishing to impose my values on those of other people because I respect their rights as mine. If what I have to offer is good, people will be drawn to it.

I’ll remind you yet again, you become a threat to those wanting to control you when you are independent and seek to protect liberty, not just for yourself but for everyone.

Recall what Gary Allen said, “Control necessitates a static society…..So, legislation is promoted to restrict entrepreneurial effort.” H.R. 2210 is but another tool in which it’s design is to render you elk ranchers static and ineffective. They want you to go away. They know they can’t convince you to give it up all at once, but they sure know one small step at a time will surely get the job done.

Elk are your property. You have rights to your property, none of which came from man or our and any other government. Ending high-fence hunting is a destruction of your property and your property rights. You, the person sitting next to you, your neighbor or the U.S. Government does not have the right to take your property away simply because they don’t like what you do with it.

Ayn Rand, a Russian immigrant, who some believe possessed idealistic views on rights while other find her writings spot on, once wrote about property rights this way:

“The right to life is the source of all rights – and the right to property is their only implementation. Without property rights, no other rights are possible. Since man has to sustain his life by his own effort, the man who has no right to the product of his effort has no means to sustain his life. The man who produces while others dispose of his product is a slave.” Ayn Rand from “The Virtue of Selfishness”.

Is it then for this reason that countries that are run by dictators ensure that the people never own property? What say you then of those in this country who openly admit that man should never own property, that all things are owned collectively for the good of all?

Once again, Thomas Jefferson wrote:

“Property is the foundation of all civilized society.”

As people in this country work vehemently to give our country away, they want to give your property away as well. According to Jefferson, such a move would lead to an uncivilized society. Is that the goal here?

One step at a time, those wishing to control the masses will take what is yours if we do nothing about it.

A few months ago, I wrote a multi-part piece called, “The Crippling and Destructive Power of the Endangered Species Act”. I want to invite everyone here tonight to go to my blog and read it. It will begin to give you insight into how complex and deep reaching the efforts are to end your independence and entrepreneurial effort. It’s not a simple H.R. 2210 bill. It’s about control and the powers seeking that control are much bigger than you might imagine but that shouldn’t discourage us from fighting.

As I close tonight, I want to leave all of you with a challenge. I want you to leave here tonight not taking what I told you as necessarily the truth. I challenge you to go find out for yourself. This will further strengthen you as an independent thinker, someone who is not going to be controlled so easily.

Please take what I have shared tonight and consider if anything I have said makes sense. Hopefully, enough of what I said will at least get you thinking and finding hope that with a stronger you, we can become a stronger nation.

I’ll leave you tonight with a quote. This is actually something my brother sent me a short while ago. With his permission, I added a word or two for effect.

“The dog, the owl, the whale, the seal, the elk, the wolf, the smelt, are all tools, lies and deceit used against property rights, to include what is yours in your mind and to see who is still paying attention in America. Those paying attention threaten the tyrannical dictators of the planet.” – Al Remington

Thank you!

Included below are names with links that didn’t get mentioned due to time constraints. Please feel free to take the time to read these and go to the sites linked to and learn more about the powers seeking your destruction.

The United States Constitution reads in Article II, Section 2, Line 2; “2: He [president] shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur;

United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

World Heritage Convention

United Nations Agenda 21

Quotes:

The United States Constitution has proved itself the most marvelously elastic compilation of rules of government ever written. – Franklin Roosevelt

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