The Patriot Family

The Patriot Family You may think you know all about family; fathers, mothers brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, etc., what I am talking about is completely different.  I have my family (sans brother and sister) then I have another family, and in many ways, it is stronger, and weaker depending on which part […]

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Hard Line

As patriots or constitutionalists, we like to say that there is that line that just can not be crossed or we WILL, take action. What exactly does that mean? Over time I have heard so many hard lines being drawn, only to be crossed over with, compared to the implications and what the hot air […]

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The Heart of the Constitutional Battle – Patriots

pa·tri·ot ˈpātrēət/Submit noun 1. a person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors. O.K. Great, what does that mean to you and me?  It means get up and do something, pick up your phone and make some calls, or even break out that coin jar…yeah that one […]

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The Heart of the Constitutional Battle Series – LaVoy Finicum

This is going to be the hardest “profile” that I have done to date.  Not because of lack of things to say, but because I know it is going to be very emotional, not only for me but also for many people that read it. I first became aware of LaVoy like many of us […]

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The Heart of the Constitutional Battle Series – Duane Ehmer

Duane Ehmer is local to the Harney County Resource Center, he came out to see for himself what was going on…and he stayed with his pony Hellboy to support the Bundy’s and everyone else out there. Duane is a veteran of the U.S. Military and very proud of his country, but fearful and disappointed in […]

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The Heart of the Constitutional Battle Series – Jon Ritzheimer

Jon is yet another patriot that I met in Seattle standing in support of Schuyler.  I remember him sticking out to me that day, not because he was loud, not because he did a grand gesture to draw attention to himself, but because he sat quietly in the courtroom, with purpose…holding up a pocket copy […]

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The Heart of the Constitutional Battle Series – Jason Patrick

Jason is another man that I met when I went to show support for Schuyler Barbeau in Seattle.  He struck me as a gentle man with a quiet demeanor (yes and no) and very intelligent.  A voice of reason that breaks things down to basics for everyone. He was the first face I saw after […]

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The Heart of the Constitutional Battle Series – Ryan Payne

I first met Ryan when I went to show support for Schuyler Barbeau in Seattle.  He was a quiet person.  In the background.  Yet when Maureen introduced me to him, his smile was warm and he was kind and genuine. I could tell by the way that he carried himself that he was of former […]

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The Heart of the Constitutional Battle Series – Ryan Bundy

I also met Ryan on my second day at the Resource Center.  He is much quieter than Ammon, but he has a big presence.  I have to admit; if I am to be honest (no offense Ryan) when I first walked in to the building used as headquarters his “bigness” was intimidating. Now, wait a […]

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The Heart of the Constitutional Battle Series – Ammon Bundy

The second day that I spent in Burns was so busy it was really quite a blur if I am to be honest. I know we got up and had time to get dressed, barely eat ½ an English muffin and it was out the door to the press conference.  Once again I find myself […]

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