Alaska militia leader Schaeffer Cox gets 25-year prison term
The youthful head of a self-styled Alaska militia that collected firearms and grenades and talked of killing judges and government employees was sentenced Tuesday to more than 25 years in prison, despite his lawyer’s claim that he suffered from paranoid delusions.
Prosecutors had sought 35 years for Schaeffer Cox, who had gained a following in far-right circles across the West with his message that the government had strayed from its constitutional authority. Secretly he and his followers began accumulating weaponry and plotting retribution.
Tuesday’s hearing in Anchorage marked a substantial turnaround for the 28-year-old former leader of the Alaska Peacemakers Militia, who spent his trial in May and June denying wrongdoing and accusing the government of putting his political beliefs on trial. SOURCE
I have had several different people ask me, “Fred, why aren’t YOU a militia member?” and I have had some ask, “Why don’t YOU form a militia, you have a lot of knowledge of guns and so forth, you could do something like that, couldn’t you?”
To all of that I say: NO WAY!
It’s not that I don’t believe that our government hasn’t strayed from its constitutional authority; indeed I believe it has, but I have NEVER called for the deaths of judges, other government employees, elected officials and innocent bystanders.
I have stated, unequivocally, that I will defend the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights as it was written by our Founding Fathers.
That statement is NOT an act of conspiracy to commit murder and is not a threat to engage in acts of anarchy against a lawful government that observes the Constitution as opposed to usurping same. It is not a call for rebellion against our government as long as it treats the American citizen with respect and dignity. It is not a call for violence against a nation that allows its citizens to be FREE; it is merely an acknowledgement of the OATH that all federal and local elected officials, Law Enforcement Officers and Soldiers swear to.
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter, so help me God.
Now we see why some such as Schaeffer Cox believe that they are merely defending the United States from ALL enemies, most particularly; the DOMESTIC enemy. Cox was an anarchist type that talked a *good game*.
The defense of the Constitution doesn’t require MURDER, although some seem to think so, but at some point in time the defense of the Constitution and this United States may require that American Patriots stand and fight against the oppression of a dictatorial regime, one that falls into direct opposition of the U.S. Constitution and American beliefs.
You can read and interpret that last paragraph in any way you please; but back to the story at hand.
Schaeffer Cox made threats of death against others. That is wrong and should not have happened. It appears to me that Schaeffer Cox is nothing more than a radical that was on some kind of *power trip* and did consider himself *above the law*.
Schaeffer Cox ran his mouth, showed his ignorance and is now going to spend quite a few years in prison, which leads me back to the question; “Why don’t YOU form a militia, you have a lot of knowledge of guns and so forth, you could do something like that, couldn’t you?”
You NEVER know who you can trust. It has been said that 2 people can keep a secret, as long as one of them is dead.
Undercover ‘supply sergeant’ helped bring down Alaska militia
In another life, William Fulton was “Drop Zone Bill,” a bounty hunter who ran a military surplus store in Anchorage. You need a tactical vest? A bayonet that would clip neatly onto an M-4? Bill Fulton was your man.
“We do bad things to bad people,” his company jackets said.
Fulton was also a go-to guy for Republican politicians who occasionally needed to reach out to the far right fringes of the party — those who spent weekends in the woods in camo gear and considered the 2nd Amendment an expression of divine intent. SOURCE
How do you KNOW, beyond a shadow of a doubt, just WHO you can trust?
That fully illustrates exactly WHY I would never become a member of a radical type group nor would I be the founder of such. You see, even if YOU didn’t say it or do it, as the leader of such a group YOU are ultimately responsible, either as a civil, or possibly as a criminal defendant.
You didn’t say it or do it but some young *hot heads* did, and YOU lose everything you have or ever hope to have.
I say this; I am an American, a gun owner, a Patriot, I believe in the United States as it was founded, I will defend this nation against ALL enemies, but I am not going to go out and for a fight.
I will not start this fight, but if you bring a fight to me, if you trample on the rights and liberties that we Americans have and the Constitution that this nation is based upon; may God have mercy on your soul because I won’t.
That is NOT a threat, it IS a promise! Deo vindice.