The Jews In The Attic Test by Joe Huffman (2009)

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The Jews In The Attic Test

To the best of my knowledge I [Joe Huffman] am the originator of this test and the name I use to describe it.  It first came about in 1999 while I was working with Cease Fear (Cease Fear predates The Pink Pistols by about a year although the Pink Pistols is far more successful).  We were putting hand-outs in the shops in the Capital Hill area of Seattle for NRA Refuse to Be A Victim and Home Firearm Safety classes.  The Capital Hill area is well known LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, and Trans-sexual) community in the Seattle area.  Our goal was to teach people of the LGBT community how to defend themselves against people who would attack them (gay-bashings).

Several of the others and I in Cease Fear were certified NRA firearms instructors and were willing to donate our time to help make their lives safer.  One of the discussions we had amongst ourselves as we walked from shop to shop was how to explain to others how important our right to keep and bear arms was to our freedom.  People tend to understand the importance of freedom of speech and the freedom of the press pretty well and some of the other rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.  But the Second Amendment was and is viewed as unimportant and perhaps even counterproductive by many in today’s society.

I explained to the others in my little band of activists that I looked at all laws that restricted freedom with a view to the impact it would have in a worst case scenario of our government run amok.  Will this law make it difficult or impossible to protect innocent life from a government intent on their imprisonment or death?  Although I pretty much made everything up on the spot I told them I called this test my “Jews In The Attic Test”.

Furthermore I told them that if it fails this test no further discussion is really needed, the law must be opposed in the most vigorous manner possible.

Some laws that fail the test and why:

bullet Government mandated ID cards and the authority to demand them at any time.  The oppressed class will be unable to masquerade as a member of the neutral or oppressor classes.
bullet Searches without probable cause.  Imagine you are attempting to smuggle your “Jews in the attic” to a safer hiding place.  If the police at the roadblock can search all vehicles then you and your precious cargo are headed to the “work camps”.
bullet Government monopoly on medical care.  This is a bit surprising — isn’t it?  If it is illegal for you to pay someone for anonymous health care then how can your “Jews in the attic” receive health care?
bullet Firearm or firearm owner registration.   The registration information can be used to confiscate the firearms used to protect innocent life — as it was under the 1938 Weapons Control Act in Nazi Germany.
bullet Elimination or severe restriction of anonymous financial transactions.  The purchase of food and other supplies for your “Jews in the attic” would show up in the records as being excessive compared to what your needs were.  Just as power consumption records are used today to catch home marijuana growers.

I continue to use this test to this day and advocate its widespread use by others.

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Last update: February 11, 2009 
Email: Joe Huffman

Cell phone: 208-301-4254

Website: http://joehuffman.org

h/t Kaye Beach for the find – Joe Huffman’s post is re-shared with permission and I would note that Joe’s website is a treasure trove.  He lives in Washington state and is often in Idaho./sc

Photo credit: Anne Frank’s family went into hiding in an attic above her father’s office in an Amsterdam warehouse (1942) http://isca-org.com/july-in-jewish-history/

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Celebrating British Independence Day #Brexit

Celebrating British Independence from EU

 

Celebrating with folks around the world on twitter tonight– it is like a fireworks display in words.  The results are in.  The Brits have declared their independence from the EU.  The markets are in a chaos predicting that the sky is falling, but people are celebrating and resolved to set the people and the markets free from elitist control.

Here are a couple of my favs on twitter tonight:

Twitter on Brexit

A night to remember, a great people have once again chosen independence and reclaimed their sovereignty! #Brexit @SergioGor

Nigel Farage quote

Nigel Farage, “Dare to dream that the dawn is breaking on an independent United Kingdom” #EURefResults @SkyNews

You can see detail results here via BBC >>>

And now for something a little more controversial and designed to make you think about what could be next.  It was first discovered on Liberty Forest and is thought to have originated on PolandBall.  I could not find it there however.  I have edited it slightly for language and share it here now as food for thought:Cartoon from liberty forums edited for Brexit aftermath

 

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – Celebrating British Independence Day #Brexit

 

Senator Rand Paul Mic Drop on HR2576

Video to Youtube – Published on May 26, 2016

(about 2 mins / over 14k views at time of posting)

Sen Rand Paul on Read the Bills Mic Drop.pngSenator Paul objected to the passage of HR 2576. Senator Rand Paul is objecting because he believes lawmakers should read legislation before voting on it. This legislation is being unnecessarily rushed without an opportunity for review.

During a vote on HR 2576, Rand Paul took to the floor to voice his objections of not only the bill, but the way it was being pushed through without giving lawmakers ample time to read and understand it.

(see Redstate for more of this article here >>>)

h/t Brent Sanders for find on fb

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – Senator Rand Paul Mic Drop on HR2576

Override Time People – Let’s Get ‘Er Done! HB 3016 for Vaccine Choice

 

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It’s override time Oklahoma! Email samples available Operationoverrideonline.

Add your story and tell the legislators why this is important to you. Legislators appreciate personal emails.

Remember, numbers trump money!

Let’s “Be the Voice for Vaccine Choice”, Oklahoma!

For more information on this project and email information visit:

Ok4vaxchoice.com/current-campaigns/operation-override

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OKGOP Moves Back to Phone Booth for Meetings

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Several years ago when I moved to Oklahoma (2005), I continued my political registration as Republican. I even worked very hard to network and build the party with grassroots efforts supporting conservative, constitutional, pro-life, liberty loving folks. Silly me, I thought we were saying the same things. Long story short, many of us worked hard to build the party around issues and candidates espousing those issues.

In 2008 we grew, and in 2012 many actually believe we had a winning number, but were cheated out of the convention. In 2015 we elected one of us as chair of the party, Randy Brogdon. He was in the process of restoring the financial footing of a floundering party and in the process of moving forward when some in the GOP made his personal life miserable to the point that he resigned for the sake of his family. We witnessed the politics of destruction. I believe that is when the Republican party in Oklahoma actually died. It took another year or so for the mask to actually come off.

We can disagree and have debates; then we count votes to determine who wins and who loses. However, when we destroy our own members, the body will eventually die. When we shut out people we disagree with and refuse to have the conversations to discuss the differences, when we only post favorable comments on social media in party groups, when we refuse to live by our own rules and give a pass and $$$ to elected officials who violate our own platform, the end is near.

I would note that attendance continues to decline even though it is a presidential year. Then when discussion moved to issues this weekend, the mask really came off notably on right to bear arms and pro-life facade for party. Many will be moving to Independent status or other parties. Most will stop giving funds to the GOP and giving directly to more trustworthy candidates and grassroots efforts.

I will be writing more on the topic of political parties and why our founding fathers did not recommend them (hopefully soon).  In the meantime here is a post I did on topic recently —  As Political Alignments Shift.  And further back, I suggested that maybe we should get back to this — Do Justice, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly.  The fault does not lie with only one side.  It is about how we treat one another as we go.

See OKGOP Quick Wrap Up via Sooner Politics.org – Editorial for David Van Risseghem’s thoughts on convention.
To which I added my comment here: My headline would be OKGOP moves back to the phone booth for meetings. I would note that attendance continues to decline even though it is a presidential year. Then when discussion moved to issues, the mask really comes off notably on right to bear arms and pro-life facade for party. Many will be moving to Independent status or other parties. Most will stop giving funds to the GOP and giving directly to more trustworthy candidates and grassroots efforts. In fact I think I’ll go write an article on topic now… (see article above)

Washington County Prayer Team Tuesday May 3rd with Julie Daniels

We are going to have our Washington County Grassroots Prayer Team monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of the month for the next few meetings, so plan ahead!

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The next meeting is on Tuesday, May 3rd at 7PM at my house (call to RSVP and/or if you need directions 918.440.6876).
 
daniels-insetSpeaker:  Julie Daniels

Julie Daniels is a candidate for Oklahoma Senate Seat District 29. Senator John Ford currently occupies this seat but is termed out. Julie is also a former Mayor of Bartlesville.  Many of you know her well, but we will all learn more about Julie Daniels and her thoughts on issues facing our state, county and city. We will have plenty of time for Q&A and then time for prayer at the end.  

Please come join in the discussion. You will enjoy getting to know Julie and hear from her and ask questions too!  
We will hopefully get an update on her campaign as well. 

Hope to see you next Tuesday night!
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Scripture to consider: Matthew 6:10

Your kingdom come,

 

your will be done,

 

on earth as it is in heaven.

 


I am suggesting we Pray Matthew 6:10 over our city replacing the word “earth” with Bartlesville —  “Your kingdom come, your will be done, in Bartlesville as it is in heaven”.
Bring your questions & friends and make plans to attend!
You can RSVP on facebook here >>>
Please feel free to share this email and invite others who might enjoy this time together.  All are welcome!
Blessings,
Sandie

Natural Law as a Restraint Against Tyranny

Video with Judge Andrew P. Napolitano recorded at the Mises Circle in Costa Mesa, California, 8 November 2014. This seminar examined the institutions of a stateless society and explored topics such as private defense, private police, privately produced money, the role of markets, and how stateless legal systems would work. This particular video in the series is about 22 minutes long and has over 47k viewers at time of posting.

Video shows Judge Napolitano at his best on natural rights. He stresses that you cannot take away natural rights with legislation even if you try because they do not come from government at all. He gives an interesting brief history lesson and then apples the concept to where we are today. He ends with a huge challenge to this generation and the next in a powerful prediction. Please take time to watch this. I promise you will be glad you did. Even if you already know these things, it will help you articulate the ideas to others and we all must do that!

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