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United States v Darren Huff

The jury trial of Darren Huff on charges of carrying a firearm in interstate commerce with the intent to use it in a civil disorder and using a firearm in relation to another felony begins in Knoxville, Tennessee, today. Huff will be defended by Knoxville attorney G. Scott Green.

Huff was traveling to Madisonville, Tennessee in possession of an AK-47 assault rifle that he allegedly admitted was intended to take over the city and make citizens arrests in support of birther Walter Fitzpatrick III. (Fitzpatrick was charged with trying to force his way into a grand jury room to intimidate the foreman in retaliation for the foreman’s refusal to consider Fitzpatrick’s papers claiming Barack Obama is not eligible to be president).

Huff describes himself as a member of the Georgia militia and the “Oath Keepers” group (both of whom have reportedly kicked him out).

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Taitz calls for investigation of The Fogbow

Finally, some comic relief!

Thanks to OpEdNews for the tip that erstwhile attorney Orly Taitz is on the rampage again, this time urging her supporters to contact Congress demanding an investigation into the “subversive groups ‘Fogbow‘ and ‘Politijab.'” [link to Tatiz web site]

What follows is a letter from Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III who blames Foggy for his arrest in Tennessee. I’ll let readers read the whole thing from the Tatiz site. Fitzpatrick says:

I am sending this blind copy to the FBI duty agent I met with on 4 March 2011 by way of reporting [Foggy’s] crime to federal law enforcement.


[Foggy] is the root of a great deal of criminal mischief.

That folks, is what they call in the trade, libel per se. For more on Fitzpatrick, see my article.

In my mind, saying that the President is really the President, and reporting a violent threat to the police is not being subversive. Remember, the last birther who tried to arrest a public official ended up later killing someone.

I’d love to have the chance to give Congress a piece of my mind about the birthers.

Birther bills

Several items of proposed legislation have been offered across the country, seemingly inspired by birther conspiracy theories. The most visible is that introduced by State Rep. Leo Berman (R-Tyler) in the Texas legislature. Berman wants candidates to present their “original birth certificates.”

Since over 95% of modern births are submitted electronically from hospitals to the jurisdiction, that “original” signed piece of paper will soon be extinct. I am sure Texas Department of Health will clue the legislature in on what makes sense to require for documentation of birth. The proponents of these bills fill find, much to their chagrin, that what President Obama displayed on the Web back in 2008 is the real deal as far as what constitutes a valid birth certificate. Republicans have to deal with the same set of facts whether they are in the majority or the minority.

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Walter caught, Pidgeon flies

“Hopelessly corrupted”

Retired Navy Lt. Commander Walter Fitzpatrick III is reported to be in jail after  Tennessee judge Jon Blackwood ordered his arrest for failing to appear in court. Fitzpatrick has been charged with inciting a riot at the Monroe County courthouse after trying to force his into a grand jury room to make a “citizens arrest” of the grand jury foreman. Fitzpatrick claims that the grand jury is “hopelessly corrupted” and has not been cooperating with his court appearances.

The case started last year when Fitzpatrick, a retired military man whose beef with the government goes back two decades when he faced a court-martial, tried to get a Monroe County grand jury to indict Obama for treason. The grounds? Obama, Fitzpatrick contended, was not really born in the U.S.

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“These people are dangerous”

Monroe County District Attorney Jim Stutts said, “these people are dangerous” referring to Fitzpatrick, and Darren Huff who was arrested with an AK-47 in his truck, allegedly on his way to Tennessee to “take over the town” and free Fitzpatrick. Huff is facing federal charges in this matter.

Birther attorney Stephen Pidgeon who was representing Fitzpatrick has asked to withdraw from the case, refusing to give any explanation to reporters. The judge did not accept this request until Pidgeon files a proper motion, as reported by the Associated Press. Pidgeon wrote to Glenn Beck:

You are ill-informed on the “birther” issue. Barack Obama, by his own admission, was a British subject at birth. He has never denied having a Kenyan father, who himself was a British subject as a Kenyan native. This is easly established under the British Nationality Act of 1948. He is therefore disqualified to run for the office of the President, because the office is not available to subjects of other governments. The issue is very simple, and very obvious. Obama himself admitted that he wasn’t a natural born citizen when he debated Alan Keyes in 2004.

Pidgeon letter to Glenn Beck

This “admission” was supposedly a back-stage comment made to Keyes although Keyes doesn’t seem to remember it, and no recording of the incident has surfaced. Version 2 of the story is that it was  a snappy retort by Obama during the debate that some claim to have heard during live coverage of the debate on C-Span, but that did not appear in rebroadcast versions. Obama’s point in either version was that he was running for Senate, not the President (in 2004).

Birther freed pending trial

So reads a headline from the Knoxville News Sentinel.

An alleged Georgia militiaman [Darren Wesley Huff] arrested on federal charges in what authorities describe as a scheme to seize the Monroe County courthouse and make a series of citizen’s arrests for treason has been freed pending trial.

The Associated Press said:

An FBI affidavit says Huff came to Tennessee on April 20 to help a Sweetwater man [Walter Fitzpatrick] charged after he tried to arrest a grand jury foreman who refused to indict President Barack Obama on treason charges.

Also see this article at the Native and Natural Born Citizenship Explored blog.