Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Battle Flag Rally: Stop Southern Cultural Genocide

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Battle Flag Rally: Stop Southern Cultural Genocide


Thursday, July 9, 5:30pm
Downtown, Gainesville, Florida
(at the Confederate Soldier Monument at the County Administration Building)

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Adventures in Tampa: The Battle Flag, a Black Confederate, an Old Friend, Family and the Los Angeles Times.


Even though I made a contribution to become a sponsor of the Confederate Memorial Park in Tampa (Brandon), Florida and to have my Confederate ancestor’s name listed on the memorial wall, I had not actually visited the site of the huge Confederate flag at the intersection of I-4 and I-75 until this past Thursday (6/25/2015). The site was officially dedicated on Confederate Memorial Day in 2009.


In the back of my mind I was thinking it would be providential to see my old acquaintance, Marion Lambert, the driving force behind the flag and park, whom I had not seen in many years.

Diane and I arrived at the small, though impressive park and were in the process of taking photos, when another car arrived. Out of that car emerged a Black gentleman I had never met before, but whose image I had seen on the Tampa Sons of Confederate Veterans web site.


Al McCray introduced himself as he exited his vehicle and I told him that I knew who he was.

Greg and Al McCray


He then informed me that Marion Lambert was on his way to the park along with a reporter, who turned out to be Molly Hennessy-Fiske, Houston bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times.



The three amigos under a shade tree at the back of the park

(Marion Lambert, Greg, and Al McCray)

Greg and Molly Hennessy-Fiske

My cousin, Dan Moore, his daughter and her children, all who live in the Tampa area,  also met us at the park.


Greg, Dan and Dan’s grandchilren pointing to our ancestor’s name 

(Sgt. John C. Strickland, Florida Light Artillery)

Greg and Diane, pointing to our names on one of the monuments.

Molly interviewed virtually everyone about their feeling towards the Confederate flag and their impression of the recent attacks upon it.


I told Molly that I had spoken with the press on occasions in the past and had always been sorry for doing so. She feigned injury. I suppose we will find out soon enough how unbiased and fair she truly is. [see link to article below]

Al McCray agreed to come up and speak to our Free Florida First group at some time in the future.

Overall it was a most interesting and enjoyable day.

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UPDATE:
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Link to Los Angeles Times article and video:
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-confederate-flag-tampa-20150626-story.html#page=1


Personally, I think the article is generally fair and accurate.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hold onto Your Guns and Flags

As we have seen so often in the recent past, the enemies of liberty are not about to let a good crisis go to waste. Whether it’s the President of the United States calling for unconstitutional gun controls, or the Governor of South Carolina calling for the removal of the honorable Confederate Battle Flag from a Confederate monument, the tragic (and largely avoidable) shooting in Charleston, SC will be exploited to its fullest extent.

Firearms, more than any other implement, are tools of liberty. The Confederate Battle Flag, more than any other symbol, is a symbol of liberty -- and that, friends, is exactly why the political powers that be hate and fear them both. That is why the tyrants will do all that is within their power to remove them both. And that is why I shall firmly hold onto both so long as I draw breath.

Molon Labe . . . “come and take them.”

Greg Wilson
Chairman
Free Florida First
 
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I sent this as a letter to the editor to several local and regional papers. Thus far is was published in the Ocala Star Banner, a good-sized regional paper.
(letter starts at the bottom of the page)
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TRUST GOD!
STAY IN THE FIGHT!
NEVER GIVE UP!
NEVER QUIT!
DEO VINDICE!
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Friday, June 19, 2015

Free Men with a Right of Self-determination


The task of Free Florida First is to educate folks to the illegitimacy of the governing powers in Washington, DC and in Tallahassee, Florida.

This education was the purpose of the letter I wrote to the editors of several local newspapers.

It was published in the two largest of them and I expect it will appear in the more local weeklies as well.
In the Ocala Star Banner it starts at the bottom of the page on the online edition:
http://www.ocala.com/article/20150615/OPINION02/150619851/1024/OPINION?p=1&tc=pg

In the Gainesville Sun you will find it in the middle of the page: "Tyrannical Forces"
The men who fought in the First War for American Independence intended to establish free and sovereign states that would not be subject to the domination of foreign powers, be they in London, Philadelphia, New York or what would eventually become Washington, DC.

It was these free and sovereign states that created the American Confederation, first through the Articles of Confederation and then through the US Constitution. The Constitution was hardly an improvement upon the Articles and formed anything but a “more perfect union” (but that we must save for another day).

Neither of these documents intended that the Federal government would exercise ultimate authority. Rather the authority of the consolidated government was to be very limited and carefully defined and the states and the people were to maintain all other powers and to be the ultimate arbiters of any Federal power.

“The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation and foreign commerce. ... The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives and liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement and prosperity of the State.” – James Madison

Federal laws passed contrary of the Constitution could simply be nullified (or ignored) by the sovereign states as they determined. Should this nullification prove ineffective to curb the Federal lust for power, the States reserved their freedom to separate themselves from the Federal union and to take up their complete independence once again (secession).

With Lincoln’s immoral, illegal and unconstitutional invasion and ultimate crushing of several sovereign states that attempted to exert their inherent right to secede, the principles of nullification and secession were no longer looked upon as valid. The Federal government, primarily through its courts, was seen as the only arbiter of its own power. And from that time forward we were no longer a free people, rather we became the slaves of an increasingly despotic central government.

If we are to restore freedom within our own communities and states, we must once again assert the rights of nullification and secession. Without this we will continue on under the present Federal tyranny.

It is time to stand up to the tyranny and say: “NO! We will NOT comply!”

This sort of thinking is what my letter to the editor was seeking to cultivate and that is what Free Florida First is all about.

We are free men with a right of self-determination.

TRUST GOD!
STAY IN THE FIGHT!
NEVER GIVE UP!
NEVER QUIT!
DEO VINDICE!
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Friday, June 12, 2015

We have an absolute right to our own culture, values and practices.

The Freedom from Religion Foundation of Madison, Wisconsin has filed a complaint against our Levy County Schools for any number of supposed violations of what they call "Separation of Church and State."


I wrote the following letter to several local papers, though I doubt that it will be published.

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The people of Levy County have an absolute right to our own culture, values and practices.

Hopefully the School Board of Levy County will have the gumption to tell the Freedom from Religion Foundation to “go pound sand.” It is time to let the tyrannical forces of “political correctness” know that we simply WILL NOT COMPLY!  It is really of no consequence whether those voices emanate from the Freedom from Religion Foundation, based in far off Madison, Wisconsin or from the Federal Courts.

We don’t care how the people in Madison, Wisconsin live; we don’t care how they run their schools; or how they raise their children. We have no intention of allowing them to tell us how we ought to live either.

And to those who have come to us from the north, or from any other foreign land: If you don’t like the way we live in Levy County, “Delta’s ready when you are.”

Greg Wilson
Chairman
Free Florida First 

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TRUST GOD!
STAY IN THE FIGHT!
NEVER GIVE UP!
NEVER QUIT!
DEO VINDICE!
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Pictures of Free Florida First at the Gainesville Appleseed

Friday, June 5, 2015

Thoughts on Our Project Appleseed Experience

This past Saturday and Sunday several of those affiliated with Free Florida First participated in a Project Appleseed shoot at the Gainesville Target Range. I hope to have more pictures to share next week, but I want to make a few remarks while the experience is fresh in my mind.
 
As a background, I qualified as a Rifle Expert on the US Marine Corps’ standard KD (Known Distance) Course on several difference occasions in the 1970s.
 
Below is a picture of my old Expert’s Badge.
 
 
Project Appleseed is based on the Army’s equivalent course, but scaled down to 25 meters. The same essential skill set is required to successful in both of the courses.
 
At our shoot we had a number of folks with little or no experience and others with extensive experience and/or previous Appleseeds.
 
Two of our group were awarded “Rifleman’s Patches,” the equivalent of shooting Expert on the military courses. 
 
 

The rest of us, including this former Marine, did not earn our patches, but we all shot well enough to have qualified as Marksmen or Sharpshooters on the military courses. There were only four Rifleman’s patches awarded  over the two days (I think there were about 30 participants). Winning that patch is no easy matter . . . believe me! Congratulations to Dennis and Denny, who are now the “Designated Marksmen” for Free Florida First!
 
Patch or no, we all learned (or had brought back to our memory) a great deal and we all significantly improved our skills with a rifle. I believe that we all look forward to attending another Appleseed. I feel certain that all those who did not receive a patch this time are well on their way to making the score next time.
 
Generally the folks who run the Appleseeds would be somewhat like-minded with us, though I’m sure they would count us as somewhat “radical.” They seem to think that US can be salvaged, or perhaps they just keep telling themselves that and trying to believe it.
 
On the first day several of us wore our Free Florida First T-shirts and we received questions about them and had the opportunity for discussion and distribution of some literature.
 

Overall it was a great experience, and I would recommend it to everyone.
 
You just never know when those long-range rifleman’s skills may be called upon.


LESSONMommas don't let your babies grow up to be Imperial Storm Troopers . . . the can learn the Rifleman's Skills elsewhere. 


TRUST GOD!
STAY IN THE FIGHT!
NEVER GIVE UP!
NEVER QUIT!
DEO VINDICE!
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