The TEA Party’s Selma

TEA Partier Urges No Seat Belts Civil Disobedience to Fight Obamacare

Former Republican congressional candidate  is urging fellow TEA party activists to fight Obamacare and “gun control” by refusing to wear their seat belts, getting ticketed, and joining him at his seatbelt ticket trial in Sanders County, MT.  Yes, French using classic TEA Party logic, French is arguing that you should put yourself at risk of a deadly or disfiguring car accident to fight against your own ability to be treated should such an accident occur.

In a letter addressed to “church and civic leaders” French writes that:

There is chaos on the horizon…There are majorly disruptive issues coming at us from Obamacare to gun control and water access threats. Anarchy is being practiced with elected officials.

This is a crisis and the recipe for anarchy and therefore chaos.

The solution? Everyone must stop wearing seat belts, get ticketed for not wearing them, then show up in court to “remind” the Government that seat belt laws and Obamacare are both “unconstitutional.”

 We can initiate the stop of Obamacare, gun control and the removal of our water rights by simply attending a trial this coming week…

Lets deal with the violation of Self determination, free-will self governance on the scale of a seat belt, rather than when you are told that in order to be safe you must give up your gun. Will we let oath breakers destroy our nation with Obamacare which attempts to force you to buy something you choose not to?

The trial French French wanted fellow TEA Partiers to attend was his own seat belt ticket trial last Wednesday at the Sanders County Court House.

French believes God is working through him as the David in the biblical story of David and Goliath has a “sacrificial servant” to stop the oppression of Obamacare “beyond just Sanders County Montana.”

We will never know if Goliath will fall unless we go into the battle and sling the rock. Will we rob God of the opportunity to liberate people by choosing to do nothing? Lets do this before rocks are thrown. Let’s fight civily[sic] while the opportunity is still available.

Local Cowgirl tipsters report that about 60 true believers to joined him to fight Obamacare.  At the trial French recited a similarly rambling and incoherent argument much like you see in his call-to-action letter (pasted in full below).  He said that the $20 fine he got for not wearing his seat belt was unconstitutional and pretty much meant the the utter destruction of freedom just like Obamacare and entrapment and something about spanking.

Justice of the Peace Don Strine listened carefully, and then told Mr. French that he had been a cop for many years and seen too many deaths due to lack of seat belts, including a baby under a dash board.  He wasn’t interested in convoluted rants. He asked French if he was wearing his seat belt, and French replied no.  Then the judge pronounced French guilty.

You really must read French’s letter, which is a fascinating and bizarre look into the TEA Party mind.

 

——— Forwarded message ———-
From: Mark French <french_mark18@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 12:26 AM
Subject: Leader: A timely opportunity to shepherd
To:

Church or civic leader,
I will get right to the point. A shepherd guides, warns and protects the people in their jurisdiction.

There is chaos on the horizon.
We need to shepherd.
We must do what we can to protect and defend. One way to do that is to inform the people.

There are majorly disruptive issues coming at us from Obamacare to gun control and water access threats. Anarchy is being practiced with elected officials. Officials (judges, peace officers) say they swore oaths to Montana Code Annotated (the legislative branch of government).They did not.
They swore to uphold the Constitutions, which is designed to limit their authority. All swear the oath to uphold, but most do not practice the oath.
They do not understand the foundational tenent[sic] of America, the SEPARATION OF POWERS. Judges don’t know they have the authority to dismiss b/c they think they swore to uphold Montana Code.

To confirm my point, go ask any lawman what he calls himself. A large percentage will call themselves “law enforcement”. When you ask them what laws they are to enforce, You will be told “the laws of the state of Montana.” When you ask them what that refers to, eventually you will get to Montana Code Annotated written by the legislature. You will find a very low percentage will call themselves “Peace Officers”. You will find a very low percentage who refer to the law as the Constitutions.
Ask your judges and your peace officers if they swore an oath of office. Most will answer in the affirmative. Then ask them what their oath was. Most will tell you: touphold[sic] the Montana and united State Constitutions and the laws of the state of Montana. They mean to Montana Code Annotated written by the legislature. Ask them if they know what the “separation of Powers” is, and what branch they operate in? If they answer correctly, then ask them, how can there be separation of powers if they swore an oath to one of the other branches? I think you will be troubled with the results of this exercise. And… when you ponder the significance of what you discovered, it should alarm you. The basic tenents[sic] of the American way of life are not being practiced. This is why things are not working.

No “separation of Powers”
Improper understanding of the oath of office.
No understanding of what branch of government they operate in.

This is a crisis and the recipe for anarchy and therefore chaos.

We can curb this severe problem. God working through sacrificial servants may choose to stop it, and make us the spark for stopping oppression beyond just Sanders County Montana.

We will never know if Goliath will fall unless we go into the battle and sling the rock. Will we rob God of the opportunity to liberate people by choosing to do nothing? Lets do this before rocks are thrown. Let’s fight civily[sic] while the opportunity is still available.

I have chosen to take the judges invitation to plead not guilty on a simple seat belt ticket.

My bench trial is 11/6 at 1Pm Sanders County Court House.

Why?

Order must be maintained. Periodically it takes sacrifice.
Government needs to be reminded there is THE LAW (Constitutions)they swore to uphold. It can not be ignored without consequences to all of our society.
The seat belt ticket(Montana Code) blatantly breaks the LAW. Yes, the Peace Officers are shattering the LAW. Art 2 sect 28 MT Const teaches there must be a victim before there is a crime. The origins of our LAW is Common Law. Common Law is biblical law.
In addition, Art 2 section 10 tells us there is a right to privacy.

The seat belt ticket violates both. People may choose to reason all they want, but ignoring the LAW brings chaos. Either obey the LAW or amend it. We can not just ignore it. Ignoring it is anarchy.

Admitedly[sic] seat belts are contoversial[sic]. To make it simpler and uncontroversial, lets talk about consistency. Why is a seat belt required to be worn to keep us safe in a car, but not on a bus? Why are we allowed to rock climb, snow ski, water ski, hang glide, hunt and eat candy bars? Why is it not unlawful to refuse medical advice?
Are we ready to be told by government that we can not drink an extra large pop?

Fellow leader, when will you resist? Does it have to get so bad that you will lash out in anger, or can we deal with these paramount principles on a smaller scale without such emotion and consequence. Lets deal with the violation of Self determination, free-will self governance on the scale of a seat belt, rather than when you are told that in order to be safe you must give up your gun. Will we let oath breakers destroy our nation with Obamacare which attempts to force you to buy something you choose not to?
Do you know people who choose not to buy insurance and rather trust God with their finances and health? Should they be forced to comply?  Will we stand by and allow them to be abused, when we can peacefully do something about it?

These breeches are happening and more is coming unless we do what we legally can to stop these breeches now.We may not be totally successful, but the chances of being “successful” should not be the deciding factor. Ask Jeremiah about “success”.

This is what I ask you to do. Not for me, but for us. We can initiate the stop of Obamacare, gun control and the removal of our water rights by simply attending a trial this coming week. The chance of stopping this oppression is directly proportional to the number of people who attend the trial. The types of people that show their faces in the court room will influence the judge also. If pastors, professionals and bankers show up, it may make a difference. The judge needs to see people he recognizes and respects.

I beleive[sic] the reason why the judge suggested I change my plea to not guilty is because he wants another chance to get this right. He expressed to me his frustration with the degradation of our culture. I hope he has discovered he can play a huge role in stopping the degradation.
In order for him to have the courage to actually dismiss this ticket and put all victimless crimes on notice, he must see the support of the people.

He will get resistance from above him. He must know the people support him in order to be bold enough to do the right thing. Even if he does not do the right thing, the other principled leaders need to see there are people who will support them in there job and jurisdiction.

This event takes the temperature of the culture we live in. People talk about freedom. People complain about issues that are too big to have much effect. This opportunity is here and accessible. What will we do with this opportunity?

I was told by a church leader: if the 100 people that got seat belt tickets were to show up at the trial, that might move the judge to dismiss. I respond by agreeing, but saying the greater impact would be, not b/c the people who were fined and named in the paper showing up at the trial, defending their personal offense. The greater impact would be if people who were not directly impacted and offended were to attended. If people came to the trial to defend Liberty for all, not just for them, that would impact more.

I ask you to consider taking the time to support this judge as he risks his job and possibly standing for the principles of personal responsibility, free will, the keeping of his oath and the tenent[sic] of “the separation of Powers”. It is worth the trip to Thompson Falls this Wednesday. I encourage you to charge your congregation to go with you.

This trial is not about me or the battle of wills. This is all about the principles of the Bible, the Constitutions and the future of America for us and our posterity.

“Success” can happen. Let me give you a little glimmer of success. Sheriff Finch was re-instated by a jury into his Sheriff job on 10/31 after being railroaded out for supporting a second amendment case. See the great story at:

http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitution/item/16851-sheriff-nick-finch-acquitted-immediately-reinstated-by-governor

If you are outside Sanders County, consider coming here to help us develop a beachhead here that may then spread to your County and state.

Liberty needs to break out somewhere.

PS: You may not be a church leader, but you are a leader in your realm of influence.

If you would like to support this effort, but can’t come to the trial in person, I would ask that you consider writing a letter and faxing it to the
Justice Court
Sanders County
Judge Don Strine
PO Box 519
Thompson Falls, Montana 59873
Fax: 406-827-xxxx
You might confirm receipt with a call to 406-827-xxxx

Encourage others to do the same. You can just forward this post.
Warm up the fax at Justice Court!

Mark French
8682 Hwy 200
Plains, MT 59859
c: 406-360-xxxx
“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil:God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak.Not to act is to act.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Posted: November 10, 2013 at 8:27 am

This post was written by Cowgirl

21 thoughts on “The TEA Party’s Selma

  1. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers

    Wow! Go easy on the PRUNE juice next time be FORE you write, Mark, and more of us might join you! But seatbelts? Really? That’s kind of a no brainer. Now if you had chosen the illegal, unconstitutional so called “safety checks”, or road blocks the cops use, I’d have been right there with you, for that truly is illegal search and seizure! But it’s hard to get worked up about seatbelts. If they ever make it a primary reason to pull one over, well then, I’ll be there with you too. But not this time. And for the record, Mark, SOME times God is just testin’ you to see how stupid you really are! I think that this is one of those times. I’ll pray for you!

    From Mark’s bio:

    “Mark’s morality is a result of his choosing to follow the prompting of God via the Holy Bible in June of 1993, allowing Jesus Christ to be Lord of his life. He believes that dependence on power greater than himself is essential for loyal political service. Threats, bribery and corruption are not as effective on a person that does not fear death and is accountable to the one who is in control of life itself. He believes that Freedom and Liberty for all, must be more important than life.”

    I’ve never trusted a dude that gets his “morality” out of a book!

  2. Norma Duffy

    Man his writing, seems just like another Mark. and seat belts of all damn things?

    If seat belts are so evil, Ill take them. I was in two accidents in my life of driving a car. One was a roll-over. I came out of both alive and pretty much unscathed. Both were caused by drunk drivers in the other car. both drunk drivers died because of no seat belts themselves.

    Both Accidents happened at speeds over 60 when the Drunks lost control….. Yeah I will take those evil seat belts over some idiot named Mark any day of the week!

      1. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers

        For Mark and his Teat Party pals.

        http://www.truthdig.com/cartoon/item/the_liars_club_20131110

        And ya just gotta wonder just HOW much in those hated gummint subsidies does ol’ Patrick Henry Frenchy GET on his “farm”? Methinks that mr. frenchy is pure Teat Party allright! Suckin’ large offn’ Unca Sugartit while throwin’ tea in the harbor! Right, mark? How much? Better let your Teat Party pals KNOW who much you’re suckin’ up before they get arrested with you!

  3. Richard Miller

    I’d be a millionaire if I could get my hands on the drugs that this wacko appears to be on. I did acid in the 60′s (outside the 200 mile limit) and never had a trip as crazy as what the tea party is currently on. Maybe it is what is in the water that they drink but I doubt it as the rest of the folks there don’t seem to drinking out of the same pitcher.
    I don’t like seatbelts but they have kept me from exiting the vehicle through the windshield.

  4. Dave Skinner

    This is a pretty crude attempt to de-legitimize the very real pushback against oversized and underfunded government. Trust me, there are plenty of people who feel government is out of control without going off on tangents about seat belts.

    1. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers

      RightO, Dave! Now, just HOW much of the hated gummint money is ol’ Marky suckin’ up offn’ Unca Sugartit with his “ranch”? Let’s start THERE cuttin’ the waste outta gummint, shall we?

      1. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers

        From Mark’s bio: I smell gummint TIT sucker!

        “He also manages his family’s farming and ranching activities, producing and harvesting approximately 800 tons of certified organic hay annually. The family maintains a small herd of beef cattle and a couple of milk cows providing a work ethic and fresh milk for the family.”

        Yes, work ethic and fresh milk AND a giNORmous amount of the hated Unca SUGARIT gummint milk money too! Gotta teach the young’uns early on that if you luv Jaysus, work real hard, and SUCK that Unca Sugartit for all your worth, by golly and gee whizz you’ll GET your sorry butt into heaven!

        1. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers

          Is this post “crude” too, Dave? Maybe you’ve got an answer that will un-crude it! Tell us Mark AIN’T suckin’ large! And then prove it! For you see, I’m smellin’ a Teat Party teat sucker here. Now I could be wrong, but I usually never am!

  5. Publius II

    So if foolish tea(t)baggers get into a horrible accident that requires extensive medical care, will insurance companies pay the bills for their intentional actions to compromise their own safety? What ever happened to PERSONAL responsibility the ‘baggers’ are always screaming about?

  6. Larry Kralj, Environmental Rangers

    GIVE’EM HELL, Jiltin’ John! I like your style! John took the gloves off early, and that is EXACTLY what we need! What’s not to like about John Bohlinger?! Nuhtin’ I’d say! Take THAT, Mini and tester! You got a FIGHT on your hands! I’m puttin’ my money on the OLD dude!

    http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/bohlinger-raps-dc-lobbyists-tester-baucus-for-supporting-walsh-in/article_51658180-86e9-519a-b17d-0aa883439a36.html

    1. Publius II

      ‘Iron sharpens Iron’ as the Bible says, and let’s hope no stupid and petty sniping which belongs to the ‘seven dwarves and snow white’ running on the GOP and t.p. side for Daine’s seat. Go get ‘em Marine Corps John, thin-skinned ‘baggers’ whining after all the filth, dirt, hate and lies they shoveled onto the president and his heritage.

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