Friday, September 5, 2008

Revolutionary War Flag Stolen by "Red Hats" and Police After Group Picture of All Ron Paul Delegates at RNC Convention

Yesterday evening, the shameful and freedom killing police state being perpetrated on all citizens in the Twin Cities extended to elected National Delegates who were Ron Paul supporters after a group picture. The flag was an antique replica of a revolutionary war flag signed by Ron Paul that all Ron Paul delegates intended to sign as a memento of the convention. It was not there for any disruptive purpose - only for a memento.

Kris Broberg (Minnesota Delegation) and Adam Weigold (also Minnesota Delegation) were witnesses:

Here is the man from whom the Flag was stolen, Jeff Austin, a delegate from North Carolina:

Subsequent to this interview, we had discussion about what to do. Steve Rogers, Delegate from Congressional District 5 in Minnesota approached a national committee person he had been dealing with on other issues and conveyed a time deadline for return of the flag or we would go en masse and complain to the press. The response we received was that they may or may not return the flag, but if we went to the press en masse then they would surely destroy the flag. At that point I got frustrated and left other people to argue about it. I don't know if the flag has been returned or not. I am still willing to sue the police and any "Red Hats" involved in this crime and donate my time if folks will help with costs and the man whose flag was stolen is interested in this course of action. There are pictures from the scene that we can use to identify the perpetrators.


grant said...

Are you wondering about the "Red Hats" to which Nathan referred?

These "Red Hats" are very similar to the Brownshirts (Sturmabteilung) of Nazi Germany whose maxim was "All opposition must be stamped into the ground". These guys helped the MN State GOP Party squash our campaigning for National delegates at the State Convention and were out in force helping at the RNC.

They wear a stylish red McCain hat and sport a dastardly disdain for freedom and liberty.


GrandForks said...

"Molon Labe!"

The wicked SS Red Hat scum strike again. Sick!

Jim Rongstad said...

These people are fascist. They are thugs and liars.

Complex said...

'Red Hats' inside and 'Red Coats' outside..

Defend the Republic!

Dreepa said...

Come to NH and join us!
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Klaus said...

I understand the flag is safe and sound and will be returned to its owner.

Jim Rongstad said...

That is good to hear, though it does not justify the tactics used by the "big tent" "grassroots" republicans.

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Name: Soapboxgod said...

This ought to come as no surprise coming from the McCain camp. Let us remember:

"Presidents swear to "protect and defend the Constitution." The Constitution says: "Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of speech."

And yet:

On April 28, on Don Imus' radio program, discussing the charge that the McCain-Feingold law abridges freedom of speech by regulating the quantity, content and timing of political speech, John McCain did not really reject the charge:"

"I work in Washington and I know that money corrupts. And I and a lot of other people were trying to stop that corruption. Obviously, from what we've been seeing lately, we didn't complete the job. But I would rather have a clean government than one where quote First Amendment rights are being respected that has become corrupt. If I had my choice, I'd rather have the clean government."


Now, of course I could offer a response to that Godforsaken remark. But, I think it much more apropos to invoke the following quote instead:

"Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter." - Thomas Jefferson