NO TIME FOR TIMIDITY

Patience is NOT a virtue if it means doing nothing. 

I’m tired of hearing, “we need to have a conversation about (fill in the blank).”  We already know the problems; it’s long past time for action, and more importantly for results.

I’m tired of hearing, “we can count on the silent majority.”  It’s silence that has us in this fix to begin with.

The reality is, we are at the cliff’s edge of losing America as we know it.  Each person within this nation is on the verge of losing the collective and individual freedoms as we know them.  As the saying goes, “the squeaking wheel gets the grease,” and the Progressive Marxist Left has been “squeaking” for decades.  Their relentless, insidious efforts have paid off for them while way too many of us placed our focus elsewhere, thinking the Progressive Marxist Left will someday just go away.  

Well they won’t go away — not now, nor in the future.  No more can any of us take for granted our freedoms and way of life.  As a Veteran, I vividly recall the definition of war, “to overwhelm the enemy with such force that they lose the will to fight.”  News flash, America — “We the People,” are the enemy according to the Progressive Marxist Left. 

 As a U.S. Military Active Duty Soldier, I willingly and freely took an oath that reads in part, “I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; . . . SO HELP ME GOD.”  As a Veteran and Citizen of this great nation, I will always hold fast to that oath.  It is my belief that many elected politicians and un-elected bureaucrats in this nation, not to mention many of its citizens, should be charged with treason, and there is plenty of evidence to convict them of treason.  We must keep our eyes on the prize; A FREE AMERICA AND A FREE PEOPLE, as well as our jobs, bills, time with family, and other worthy endeavors. 

I love and applaud our President on all fronts, especially “draining the swamp.”  But is it solely President Trump’s responsibility to drain the swamp?  No!  It’s each one of us who need to drain the swamp.  And, the “swamp” is in the federal government, state government, and locally, in our own back yard.  As a Believer, I am to actively resist evil in all its works and ways.  And as an American Patriot, I am to actively resist anything, anyone, any group of people, and any other nation who want to take down America.  I love God, my family, America, my Fellow Patriots, the Constitution of the United States, and the collective and individual freedoms we have thereof. 

No, it’s not time for silence, nor more words; it’s time for ACTION and RESULTS.  And there is NO TIME FOR TIMIDITY.  “I walk through the valley of federal, state, and local government intimidation, coercion, tyranny, and death, and I FEAR NO EVIL.”  There’s the Progressive Marxist Left, the intimidated compliant sheep, and the American Patriots.  If you haven’t already, it’s time to make a choice. 

STAND TOGETHER FOR FREEDOM

Masks Required

While businesses can set certain requirements like “no shirt, no shoes, no service”, they are treading a thin line when they demand you wear a mask, even if it’s included in their store policy.

Some are pointing to this as a telltale of fascism as businesses enforce the government edict.

Whatever the case may be, when you need to purchase something from a store,  or enter a business or government building that “requires” masks, no exceptions, you can use this form. This will put them on notice for their non-compliance of the law.

Brief History of Masks

Plagues Pandemics and Publicity –  Plagues, called by many names, are recorded throughout history, as will be the current Corona Flu Virus coined COVID-19 (COrona, VIrus Dated-2019). Ignorant man believed such pandemic purging’s of society to be necessary to the “balance of nature”, as though nature had a brain and could somehow reason what was best for humanity. Such people historically called on Tonantzin, Prithvi, Zemes máte, Papatuanuku, or Gaia – the list goes on – believing that their gods must be angry. Religious sacerdotalists touted Creator God was using plagues as punishment for sins that only they could fix. Plagues happen. With the possible exception of the Garden of Eden, there is no stopping them. Little can be done to predict their arrival or their passing. Plagues are a sampling of what Hell is like led by antigod.

According to the periodical, CHRISTIAN HISTORY, it was believers in Jesus Christ that dared chance caring for victims of sickness, terminal injury, the aged dying, and the diseased, such as leprosy. These “Christians” driven by the compassion of Christ, their example, were often the only people to offer care during various plagues. Many died. Around the second century, there were trained physicians, but the poor and outcast could not afford them. “During this time”, writes Gary B. Ferngren, “in spite of great danger to themselves, churches carried on an active ministry of philanthropy that included the care of the sick.” Later these buildings became known as Hospitals. 

Secular world “plague Doctors” would chance contracting a disease, virus, or sickness to “practice” their trade, charging exorbitant prices. Drawings of these Middle Age practitioners in long beaked Paper Mache masks fill medical history journals. They filled the beak with perfume-soaked cotton to off-set the smell of death and rotting flesh and became known as “quacks” for looking like ducks. Other masks of cloth were worn during WWI for much the same reason. During that Flu epidemic in Seattle, Washington, the police force donned large “cloth patches” soaked with their wife’s (or significant other) perfumes in 1918. 

During today’s COVID-19 flu outbreak, few scent their masks, or even clean them leaving them to ripen with all matter of mucus and germs much like a Petri dish – the breeding ground of infestation. Not unlike that of the Middle Ages, our mask revolution is more of a publicity fashion statement for quacks who are politicians that have no or little medical education. Believing a designer mask can filter out an 80-120 nanometer (that’s one-billionth of a meter) pathogen that sees cotton like we see chicken wire is quackery redefined. Like the recent toilet paper hording, mask hording will go the way of the double-knit leisure suits. Just another memento of the ’20’s for your grandkids to wonder about.

Plagues Pandemics and Publicity –  Plagues, called by many names, are recorded throughout history, as will be the current Corona Flu Virus coined COVID-19 (COrona, VIrus Dated-2019). Ignorant man believed such pandemic purging’s of society to be necessary to the “balance of nature”, as though nature had a brain and could somehow reason what was best for humanity. Such people historically called on Tonantzin, Prithvi, Zemes máte, Papatuanuku, or Gaia – the list goes on – believing that their gods must be angry. Religious sacerdotalists touted Creator God was using plagues as punishment for sins that only they could fix. Plagues happen. With the possible exception of the Garden of Eden, there is no stopping them. Little can be done to predict their arrival or their passing. Plagues are a sampling of what Hell is like led by antigod.

According to the periodical, CHRISTIAN HISTORY, it was believers in Jesus Christ that dared chance caring for victims of sickness, terminal injury, the aged dying, and the diseased, such as leprosy. These “Christians” driven by the compassion of Christ, their example, were often the only people to offer care during various plagues. Many died. Around the second century, there were trained physicians, but the poor and outcast could not afford them. “During this time”, writes Gary B. Ferngren, “in spite of great danger to themselves, churches carried on an active ministry of philanthropy that included the care of the sick.” Later these buildings became known as Hospitals. 

Secular world “plague Doctors” would chance contracting a disease, virus, or sickness to “practice” their trade, charging exorbitant prices. Drawings of these Middle Age practitioners in long beaked Paper Mache masks fill medical history journals. They filled the beak with perfume-soaked cotton to off-set the smell of death and rotting flesh and became known as “quacks” for looking like ducks. Other masks of cloth were worn during WWI for much the same reason. During that Flu epidemic in Seattle, Washington, the police force donned large “cloth patches” soaked with their wife’s (or significant other) perfumes in 1918. 

During today’s COVID-19 flu outbreak, few scent their masks, or even clean them leaving them to ripen with all matter of mucus and germs much like a Petri dish – the breeding ground of infestation. Not unlike that of the Middle Ages, our mask revolution is more of a publicity fashion statement for quacks who are politicians that have no or little medical education. Believing a designer mask can filter out an 80-120 nanometer (that’s one-billionth of a meter) pathogen that sees cotton like we see chicken wire is quackery redefined. Like the recent toilet paper hording, mask hording will go the way of the double-knit leisure suits. Just another memento of the ’20’s for your grandkids to wonder about.

– T.C.

Board of Health

Why do we need a Board of Health?

According to state law, the purpose of the Board of Health is to implement state law found within Title 50 chapter 2. I’m certainly not ready to get into the full breadth of what they do. Instead, we’ll start with the specifics that are immediately important.

Who serves on the board?

The county commissioners appoint four residents of Ravalli county. And while each person is on the board for three years, they can be dismissed early as they serve at the commissioners’ pleasure.

Incidentally, board members do not receive compensation for serving on the board.

Need the board to address a concern?

As a citizen of Ravalli county you can get an item added to the agenda by contacting the Commissioners Office at 375-6500 at least five days before a regularly scheduled meeting.

Regular board of health meetings are held on the second Wed. of the month.

Where do they meet?

Commissioner’s Meeting Room in the Administration Building at 215 South 4th Street in Hamilton

Important Bylaws of the Board of Health

Coming Soon

Protesting in Ravalli

What do lawful protests look like? No permit is required.

There are two laws under Montana code that are used to address protests in Ravalli: Disorderly Conduct and Failure of Disorderly Persons to Disperse.

Permits

No city in Ravalli county requires a permit to protest.

Unlawful Assembly

The state of Montana manages protests through their code on disorderly conduct.

Fines and jail time can apply if convicted of disorderly conduct. See subsections 2-4 for details.

Failure to Disperse State Code

Protests are also managed through Montana’s code on Failure of Disorderly Persons to Disperse.

Who can order individuals to disperse?

  • Peace officer
  • Judge
  • Mayor

Fines and potential time in the county jail may apply if convicted.

This is America

This is America, not China, and don’t we all want it to stay that way? We must stand firmly in the defense of liberty.

A mask mandate, or any other health mandate that violates an individual’s right to control his or her own health, is a slippery slope toward tyrrany. 

God-given inalienable rights mean that we as individuals are responsible for our own health. No one can mandate whether or not we wear a mask, receive a vaccine, a forced abortion, or sterilization. Individual freedom must be preserved and held inviolate.

While we appreciate the knowledge gained by dedicated medical professionals, they must be kept in their proper place.

Advise away, but NEVER mandate.

Our national motto is not, “In Experts We Trust”. Nope. Sorry. Their combined understanding is but a drop in the ocean compared to the omniscience of our Great Creator. 

When dictators, or even a panel of experts, are allowed to enforce their highly educated opinions on the masses, disaster ensues. Unintended consequences are worse than what they were trying to prevent. There is simply no greater formula than freedom. And no wiser course than to trust in the Lord.

We are standing up to the mask mandate and any other other health mandate. We are standing up for freedom.

– Rachel Lewis