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There are some in the community who think that everything on this website is written by me (Tona Monroe).  That is not the case.  This site was never intended to be a website solely with material written by me.  I own domains with my name and could just as easily write the material there.

There are some in the community who think that I agree with everything written on this website.  That is not the case either.  My intention in creating this website was never to have complete and total agreement with every word posted here.

The litmus test for content on this website was never complete and total agreement with my views and is not the case now.  My goals are to promote freedom and transparency in government.  Those are the reasons why I started this website and why I continue publishing on this website.  Those are also the reasons that I ran for office and what I hope to achieve while in office.

The content here is intended to be thought provoking while promoting freedom and openness in government.  Everything that is posted here should no more be viewed as my opinions than letters to the editors are viewed as being the opinions of the editors at newspapers.

As I’ve said many times before and will continue saying, let freedom ring!

Traffic court is a dysfunctional money making scam

“Ferguson does not even rank among the top 20 municipalities in St. Louis County in the percentage of its budget drawn from court fines and fees.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/08/us/ferguson-became-symbol-but-bias-knows-no-border.html

It’s not just Ferguson, Missouri that is the problem.  Frequently traffic courts are dysfunctional scams designed to enhance public treasuries while shirking due process and failing to teach people how to improve driving habits in ways that actually improve public safety.

 

The Black Budget Costs $52.6 Billion

I suspect that the cost is much higher.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/national/black-budget/

This coming Tuesday Nov. 5th, I will give a presentation on Fusion Centers, discussing the REAL ID Act of 2005 and biometrics to the Smoky Mt. Tea Party Patriots at the Blount County Library at 6:30 PM.  Come out and learn about the surveillance police state.

The scathing U. S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations report is available here.  As usual Congress did nothing with this information.

Global Biometric ID has arrived in TN

I’ve been warning for years, as have others more knowledgeable about the subject than myself, that REAL ID is not dead.  Quite the contrary, the problem is much worse than people realize.

All that 10th amendment saber rattling about REAL ID has shown what cheap prostitutes State legislators are.  Give them some federal reserve notes and the States will implement what the feds want.

Society existed long before photo and biometric ID, but freedom has now been flushed down the toilet for a little false security.  Swimming in the public sewers of the police state will not be much fun.

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2013/aug/08/drivers-license-id-process-changed/

Are you a threat?

Remember, fusion centers are here to “make us safe”, unless, that is, you express your right to free speech:

“In trying to clear up the ‘misconceptions’ about the conduct of fusion centers, Arkansas State Fusion Center Director Richard Davis simply confirmed Americans’ fears: the center does in fact spy on Americans – but only on those who are suspected to be ‘anti-government’…”The misconceptions are that we are conducting spying operations on US citizens, which is of course not a fact. That is absolutely not what we do,” he told the NWA Homepage, which supports KNWA-TV and Fox 24.”

“After claiming that his office ‘absolutely’ does not spy on Americans, he proceeded to explain that this does not apply to those who could be interpreted as a ‘threat’ to national security. Davis said his office places its focus on international plots, “domestic terrorism and certain groups that are anti-government. We want to kind of take a look at that and receive that information.”

More here.

So, express your disgust with our government or question its motives and you’ll find yourself the subject of surveillance by the State. How’s that two-party system working out for you?

Fusion center director: We don’t spy on Americans, just anti-government Americans

http://rt.com/usa/fusion-center-director-spying-070/

Right!  Except, who determines if you are “anti-government” or “anti-american” without spying on you to make that determination?

The Feds have admitted that FBI warrantless cellphone tracking is ‘very common’.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/mar/29/feds-fbi-warrantless-cell-tracking-very-common/#ixzz2OxaeKupM

Interview on Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock Tuesday Morning October 9th, 2012, from 10-11a.m.

Topic will be Fusion Centers.

Ernest broadcasts his show on Liberty Radio Network (LRN.FM)   9:00 a.m. – Noon (EASTERN TIME) – please adjust for your time zone.

The show is live, and we video stream the show live on DaCast.Com. We also do audio and video archives, so you will have a copy of the interview to promote however you wish.

The host, Ernest Hancock, is also the Publisher of FreedomsPhoenix.Com, an online news website dedicated to uncovering the secrets and exposing the lies.

UpdateListen to the interview here.  It starts around the 46 minute mark.  Correction to what I said: I was not convicted of a misdameanor.  It was a civil infraction where I was held responsible.  I appealed it and won the appeal.  However, governments speak out of both sides of their month on the civil vs criminal legal stuff.  Governments convert crimes into civil infractions so that the burden of proof is basically the cop shows up and gives testimony, boom you’re held responsible.  It makes the governments job easier to steal from you.  Additionally, data was collected on people against the death penalty but not for it, as far as I know.

Here is the link to the flyer story that Ernest Hancock refers to in the interview.

Senate Report on DHS and Fusion Center Waste & Unaccountability

The Canada Free Press has an article about the Senate Report showing waste and unaccountability.  Government studies itself routinely and finds waste, mismanagement and no need for it’s existence, but it rarely if ever actually shrinks of abolishes itself.  The solution is usually to pile higher and deeper on the problem in hopes that it will magically fix the problem.

No terrorist activity found in 13 months should be sufficient reason to abolish Fusion Centers, but government will probably give them more money to “fix” the problems.

Reports that are not proper to disseminate are being stored indefinitely, kinda like people in Guantamo who have not been charged with any crime.  This article says that 4 of the 72 don’t even exist.  This article says there are 77, but why believe that figure when DHS lied about the number that exist?  Here are some good questions and points about the wasteful, unaccountable police state known as DHS and Fusion Centers.  Like this article says, it’s hard to fail or be inefficient, when you don’t even have a mission.  Although I think the mission is quite clear.  It’s just not publicly stated.

Fusion Center Presentation Receives Extensive Media Coverage

Last week I gave my Fusion Center Presentation to the Greeville Tea Party. 
http://www.greenevillesun.com/Local_News/article/Tea-Party-Members-Hear-Critic-Of-Fusion-Centers-id-320064

I am impressed that the author wrote so much.  Around here it would generate a paragraph or two, if that, in the local rag, and it would be the most jumbled statement made in an attempt to discredit what you said.

The TBI gave a generic response that didn’t refute anything that I said.

Let freedom ring!