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Sunday, June 19, 2011

One Man Ruckus?

A Patriot sent this to me in email.  Thomas J. Ball killed himself on June 15th on the steps of the Cheshire County Courthouse in New Hampshire, in protest.  He chose to set himself afire.  When a man chooses to die in such a manner, he's making a statement.

Here is an excerpt from Pro Libertate:

The leitmotif in Ball's letter is the phrase "Second Set of Books," a phrase that refers to the "policies, procedures and protocols" actually followed by bureaucrats and their enforcers in defiance of the "First Set of Books" -- that is, the federal and state constitutions.

"You never cover the Second Set of Books your junior year in high school," Ball pointed out. That because we are not suppose to have a Second Set of Books." The Second Set of Books contain writings that are too holy to be inspected by mere Mundanes. Those of us who don't belong to the Sanctified Brotherhood of Official Coercion are required to behave as if there is some continuing relevance to the First Set of Books. Maintaining this official fiction is necessary in order to convince the credulous -- well, those who pay attention to such matters -- that it is possible to receive redress of grievances through the same system that has aggrieved them.

Like millions of other victims of the State's "domestic violence" apparatus, Ball came to understand that the system cannot be reformed from within:  "On one hand we have the law. On the other hand we have what we are really going to do-the policies, procedures and protocols. The rule of law is dead. Now we have 50 states with legal systems as good as any third world banana republic. Men are demonized and the women and children end up as suffering as well. So boys, we need to start burning down police stations and courthouses. The Second Set of Books originated in Washington. But the dirty deeds are being carried out by our local police, prosecutors and judges."

One Man Ruckus?  That is the question posed by the Patriot who sent me the link.

I must conclude: Absolutely. 

Some men lash out, some lash inward.  When a man breaks, it is sad, unpredictable, and dangerous.

My thanks for the email.  Knowing Mr. Ball's story is one more in our long train of abuses.

Read the entire Pro Libertate post, here.



  1. A total waist of ANGER, point that RAGE at YOUR ENEMIES where it belongs. Nothing to see here folks move along,,,,NOW!


  2. I'm not a lash-inward kind of guy...



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