On January 4, 2015, in Uncategorized, by trayho

The True Meaning of Posse Comitatus

There has been a great deal of talk about the term “posse comitatus” and the fact that Gordon Kahl was a member of such a group. The following is taken from a book entitled Judge Bouvier’s law dictionary adapted to the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America published in 1870.

Gordon Kahl was a tax protestor who died in a gun battle against government hit squads that pursued those in the freedom movement who raised hell about what they considered an illegal tax system. They were educated in the Constitution and believed they were right. The problem was ignorance of the Constitution by the public and the zeal by criminals in government to protect the illegal taxing system that is the lifeblood of socialism. (This is the 4th plank of the Communist Manifesto – “Go after dissidents and rebels.” The IRS is the hit squad of the bankers. This is how people are kept in line in order for bankers to collect their interest.

Posse Comitatus (Lat.) The power of the county. The Sheriff, or other peace officer, has authority by the common law, while acting under the authority of the writ of the United States, commonwealth, or people, as the case may be, and for the purpose of preserving the public peace, to call to his aid the posse comitatus.

Having the authority to call in the assistance of all, he may equally require that an individual; but to this general rule there are some exceptions; persons of infirm health, or who want understanding, minors under the age of fifteen, women, and perhaps some others, it seems, cannot be required to assist the sheriff, and are, therefore, not considered as a part of the power of the county. Under the word “Sheriff” in the same book:

He is bound ex officio, to pursue and take all traitors, murderers, felons, and rioters; has the safe-keeping of the county jail, and must defend it against all rioters; and for this, as well as for any other purpose, in the execution of his duties he may command the inhabitants of the county to assist him, which is called the posse comitatus . . . end of this first article

Posse Comitatus was taken off the books by the Bush administration. One has to believe a conspiracy is in the making. Most local police departments are being armed to resemble a military armed guard . . . in case of what – Martial Law?


Military operations, as any combat veteran knows, are directed at causing loss of life. In military combat, the idea is to kill the enemy before he can kill you. If you think the enemy is hiding in a house, you toss in a grenade or torch it with a flame thrower, or even blast it to pieces with artillery. The enemy has no rights until he is captured, if he lives that long. And history shows that a prisoner of war is likely to be abused no matter which side captures him.

Police operations, on the other hand, are supposed to be directed at “bringing ‘em back alive.” A civilian law officer is charged with the duty of bringing the accused to court, where a trial may be had. The law officer is never legally permitted to execute the accused by destroying him or demolishing the place where the accused is located. Only in the most extreme emergency, to protect life, is an officer permitted to take a life without suffering the same consequences of a criminal charge that a private person faces for an unjustified homicide. This essential difference between military operations and civilian police operations has been a basic part of American freedom for a long time. In fact, the use of troops against civilian citizens was one of the contributing factors in the American Revolution.

In the aftermath of the confrontation with Gordon Kahl, (Tax rebel) the goons set the house on fire for the purpose of covering up what many believed was the assassination of Kahl. Evidence proved he was shot in back of the head. Second, what possible emergency could justify the Waco tragedy where almost a hundred citizens, including children, were put to death by flames and a barrage of bullets? U.S. Attorney General (Reno) took responsibility saying the “buck stopped with her.” It was widely felt she should have been indicted. It should have been handled by the State of Texas (County Sheriff.) Child abuse and illegal weapons were alleged to have taken place to justify the action. Some say it was a false assertion. True or not, the fact remains, too many died.

The Posse Comitatus Act passed by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by the President prohibited the use of American armed forces against the American people for purposes such as law enforcement. Most of us have taken it for granted that while a policeman might knock on our door from time to time for one reason or another, no squad of soldiers could legally show up demanding entry or surrender, or roll into town and open fire on our houses.

Civilian police operations, though, have been borrowing, little by little the weapons and tactics of the military. This violated the spirit but not the letter of the Posse Comitatus Act. Recently, however, the prohibition provision of the Act has been repealed by Congress, opening the door to the use of U.S. military forces against civilians. Few developments in the downhill slide of America toward totalitarianism are as ominous as this one.

Totalitarianism: 1.Of or pertaining to a centralized government that does not tolerate parties of different opinion and that exercises dictatorial control over many facets of life.
2. Exercising control over the freedom, will, or thought of others (IRS, political correctness and Executive Orders)

The protection enjoyed by Americans against the political use of their own troops against the people became so little known that when it was removed, no one noticed. There was no outcry, no march on Washington. There were hardly even a few letters written to congressmen. No one knew what they had lost, so no one missed it.

Along with this devious move our soldiers were asked in a poll if they would fire upon civilians and 75% said they would. So I ask the question again– why was the Posse Comitatus Act removed?

As we move into the age of 1984, our rapidly eroding freedom depends for its preservation and recovery on each of us gaining some understanding of the increasingly slick and slippery techniques being employed in government’s grab for absolute power. The time for blind faith in public servants is long gone. The time for bumbling ignorance is fast passing. We are entering the age of high stakes and sophisticated public relations, when the public’s only chance for survival will lie in an almost automatic disbelief of official statements and actions. Increasingly, there are wheels within wheels in the machinations of public servants, especially at the federal level where manipulation is the rule and appearances often hide destructive purposes.

The newspapers and newsletters of the freedom movement are your vital link in the information game. Conventional news media have almost completely lost their basic function of news reporting, having become converted gradually into a sort of propaganda scoreboard. You can tell who is winning any particular public relations battle by checking out the news, but you can’t tell what is really going on…end of articles.

Folks, the way Democrats in Congress are forcing the health bill upon our people is totalitarian – Marxist – Communistic, take your pick. All mean the same thing – government control. I believe anything this bad may eventually be considered unconstitutional (some of it), but hopefully Americans will throw out the criminals by a huge margin and then we may repeal whatever.

What worries me is the possibility of Martial Law. Perhaps repealing the Posses Comitatus Act is part of the plan. Maybe an excuse will be used to implement it. Think of other rotten legislation being develop between now and Nov. that we may not be able to stop – Amnesty? The news media has really become an enemy of the American people and establishment RINOS in Congress have betrayed its constituents. I thought the First Amendment was for the press to report truth, not to thwart it by omitting vital information needed by the public to be kept informed.  The mainstream press has lost all credibility.

“It is sometimes argued that the existence of an emergency allows the existence and operation of powers, national or state, which violate the inhibitions of the Federal Constitution. The rule is quite otherwise, no emergency justifies the violation of any of the provisions of the United States Constitution.” 16 Am. Jur 2d, Ch. 71. p392

Unfortunately, the destruction of our Constitutional Republic by criminals called representatives make laws like the above worthless. As a matter of fact, most all of the Constitution is ignored. This is the reason why we have so much chaos. We don’t have “taxation with representation,” what we have is mob rule. This is what democracy becomes – Communism. I love you America.

Quote of the day: “Good words are a mask for evil deeds.” (Stalin)

Think of President AllahBama . . . the next time he opens his “voca.”

Frank – 602-359-5229






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