Colonel Harry Riley: “America, rise up or surrender”
When I was asked by one of the organizers of an upcoming event on May 16, to write an article, I wasn’t sure I wanted to do it—especially not sure as I researched it—but after thinking more about how our beloved America is being taken like a rug out from underneath us, I wanted to present to you the facts and let you decide yourself whether or not you want to attend. I have been told by the organizers that they are expecting between one to five million attendees. That’s quite a spread in numbers, but they must know something we don’t.
Retired Army Officer, Colonel Harry Riley calls for Americans to “rise up or surrender,” and exercise their First Amendment right—“the right to peacefully assemble” with Operation American Spring, a never-ending protest movement beginning on May 16 in the Beltway. The event has as its goal, the removal of Barack Obama and the restoration of Constitutional government, the rule of law, freedom and liberty “of the people, for the people, by the people” from what he calls a “despotic and tyrannical federal” governance. “American veterans and patriots are energized to end the tyranny, lawlessness, and shredding of the US Constitution. Government is not the target; it is the corrupt and criminal leadership that must be replaced.”
When: May 16, 2014
Where: Washington, D.C.
Duration: However long it takes
From the Colonel’s website Patriots for America:
- American veterans and patriots are energized to end the tyranny, lawlessness, and shredding of the US Constitution.
- Government is not the target, it is sound; corrupt and criminal leadership must be removed.
Colonel Riley describes the protest’s three-phase strategy:
Phase I—Peaceful Assembly
Colonel Riley says this protest will be a peaceful unarmed assembly reinforcing “unswerving loyalty to the US Constitution and against the incumbent government leadership in Washington, D.C., with the mission to bring down the existing leadership.”
In addition to President Obama, Colonel Riley and his group are targeting the following leaders:
Vice President Joe Biden
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnel (R-KY)
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH)
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-A)
Attorney General Holder
As part of Phase II, millions of protestors will protest on a continuing basis in rotating teams around the clock.
Once that is accomplished, according to the Colonel’s website, the tribunals and investigations (vetting) will “recommend appropriate charges against politicians and government employees to the new U.S. Attorney General appointed by the new President.”
All actions in the second and third phases (see phase three below), Colonel Riley says, “Will be consistent with the U.S. Constitution.”
Riley continues, “We’re not suggesting that our government structure is bad;” we’re not even suggesting that the principles which the Founding Fathers gave us are bad or wrong. What we’re saying is that the people who now occupy positions of power have betrayed the Constitution, have betrayed the Founding Father principles, and have betrayed ‘We the People’ in seeking power and greed in an incestuous operation in Washington.”
Phase II—The Plan
His website states that in accordance with the Constitution of the United States of America, once the above-named government officials are impeached, followed by a removal from office, the senior Republican in the House will become Speaker and the House will elect a temporary President and Vice President of the United States. The U.S. Senate, he added, will take action to elect a new majority and minority leader.
“As required, the U.S. Congress will execute appropriate legislation to convene new elections or U.S. States will appoint replacements for positions vacated consistent with established constitutional requirements,” he added.
Phase III—The Restoration
According to Colonel Riley’s website, “Tribunals” and investigations processes “will begin to find new leaders whose character and loyalty to the United States Constitution matches the quality of “Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC), Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC), Former Republican Congressman from Florida, Col. Allen West, Dr. Ben Carson and other Conservative leaders.”
While patriots on both sides of the isle may disagree with this strategy, everyone can agree today’s political climate of our government, for better or for worse, is tightening the noose around the neck of liberty in the United States of America.
Consider why this drastic measure is taking place since it’s obvious America is now being run by the godless Communists.
1978: Government in the Bedroom and Now the Bathroom Too
California placed limits on the amount of water a toilet is allowed to flush.
2013: The California legislature said they don’t want gender confused (go figure) kids to feel pressure to use the school restroom (or other school facilities labeled “girls” or “boys”) if they are uncomfortable with the gender God gave them. In other words, if a male thinks he is attracted to another male (therefore, supposedly making him a female), he can use the girls restroom—and vice versa for the females.
The bottom line is that “this law requires California public schools to allow students, as young as kindergarteners, to use bathrooms, showers, locker rooms, and other facilities based on their ‘gender identity’ and not biological sex.”
2005: The Energy Policy Act
The first requirement that renewable fuels be mixed into America’s gasoline supply was mandated and it gives “…the federal government new eminent-domain powers to clear paths for power lines –a long-standing demand of the nation’s electric utilities…” and a whole bunch of other bad stuff.
2007: The Energy Policy Act Expanded
This law increased the quotas of the original federal mandate, and it will require raising fuel-efficiency standards for automobiles, doubles the use of corn-based ethanol (despite the fact that bio-fuel is driving up food prices and worse for the environment than originally thought) in addition to what we’ve already seen—the phasing out of the incandescent light bulb.
2010, 2011, 2012: Bio-fuel Quota Reduced
Seriously? One energy policy, a second energy policy followed by three separate bio-fuel quota reductions—such a drama of embarrassing foolishness.
“For the third consecutive year, the Environmental Protection Agency has drastically reduced cellulosic biofuel mandates, citing economic and technological hurdles. Even though industry officials consistently assure lawmakers and taxpayers that commercial production is ‘just around the corner,’ EPA yesterday reduced the 2012 cellulosic mandate by ninety eight percent. “
2013: What’s This?!
Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Eliminate Bio-fuel Mandate Again!
It just had to happen folks! Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and Tom Coburn (R-OK) recently introduced legislation to eliminate bio-fuel mandate in response.
2007: Dry California Becomes Thirstier
A federal judge devastated thousands of lives and affected millions by reducing water for human consumption to protect a rare and declining fish (the Delta smelt) by cutting water deliveries to water pumping plants. This fish only exists in California and has no commercial value.
2014: California—Tiny Fish Win Survival Over Humans
In March, the liberal Ninth Circuit Court upheld the federal judge’s 2008 ruling, saying, “ ‘We recognize the enormous practical implications of this decision,’ 9th Circuit Judge Jay Bybee wrote. ‘But the consequences were prescribed when Congress determined that ‘these species of fish, wildlife, and plants are of esthetic, ecological, educational, historical, recreational, and scientific value to the Nation and its people.’ “
2008: California—Prop 8 Bans Same Sex Marriage
Wikipedia gives a good summary of the history of Prop 8 from when the voters in California voted against legalizing same sex marriage, then the Supreme Court ignored the will of the people in 2013 and brushed aside centuries of biblical marriage between a man and a woman.
2009: ObamaCare Shoved Down America’s Throats
The Un-affordable Health Care Act passed as then Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, arrogantly led her fellow traitors literally outside the halls of Congress on the lawn to thumb her nose at Conservatives who fought hard to keep this bill from becoming legislation.
The stench of bribes, backroom deals and payoffs will linger forever unless the Republicans reverse this law, but only by controlling the House, Senate and the presidency in 2014 and 2016.
2012: U.S. Supreme Court Upholds ObamaCare
The federal government can now force every one of us to buy a product against our will—whether we want it or not. If that is not bad enough, we remember how our Supreme Court Chief Justice, “Rogue Roberts” stepped in and corrected the defense of Obama Care when it came before the SCOTUS.
The Obama Administration claimed that for those who would not buy health insurance they would be penalized and they made it clear that this was not a tax—that is—until Chief Justice Roberts overstepped the bounds of the court and changed the fine into a tax so it could be legally enforced.
However, according on Sunday, April 27, Fox News contributor, George Will, argued this fight is from over. He argued that the Supreme Court inadvertently made Obama’s health care reform law unconstitutional when the justices ruled that it was not unconstitutional.
2011: California Attempts to Pass Ergonomic Bed Making Law:
In California Senate Bill 432 would have required that hotels could no longer allow their maids to make up beds with unfitted sheets. Apparently, in anticipation of more of the creeping Nanny state, the manufacturers began making these sheets not just for hotels. I cannot find a bottom sheet that is not circular. This bill, two and a half years later, it appears to have died in committee and we Californians are stuck with elasticized circular bed sheets.
2012/2013: Soft Drink Size Fizzles
New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, had his attempt to regulate soft drink sizes to 16 ounces shot down by a New York state judge. The decision is in the appeal process.
2012: FDA Bans Affordable Asthma Medication
Primatene Mist, an affordable life-saving first line of defense for asthmatics, was ordered removed from the market by the FDA because it was a contributor to “global warming,” which the environmentalists are now calling “Climate Change,” but so is the carbon we all exhale as we breathe. Affordable asthma inhaler is gone—expensive meds reign.
2013: Internal Revenue Service Targets Conservative Groups
The IRS has evolved into more of a “Secret Service” extension of this administration targeting groups that have the name “Tea Party” in their paperwork filing for a tax exempt status. IRS e-mails show that Tea Party groups could have faced criminal charges.
Consider just a few more examples:
- Feds raided the Bundy Ranch
- Feds raided Gibson Guitars twice
- National Security Agency spying on Americans and Congress
- National Defense Authorization Act which gives the government the authority to arrest and detain citizens with no cause and no due process.
- There is now talk in the White House of the government monitoring the Internet for hate speech.
- What About Economic Freedoms?
The Heritage Foundation reports, “Since President Obama took office, the United States of America has slipped six spots in the Index with this year’s drop out of the world’s top ten freest economies serving as a cold slap in the face to those who equate Uncle Sam with freedom.”
The report attributes the drop, “primarily due to deteriorations in property rights, fiscal freedom, and business freedom.”
This is by no means an exhaustive list of our eroding freedoms that could fill a book, but rather a small example of what has become of our “late great United States.”
Whether or not you may agree with Colonel Riley, the May 16 event should be no surprise to any of us, regardless of which side of the aisle we prefer. Watching this type of drastic measure (and similar events) taking place more frequently in D.C. is a result of our eroding freedoms that flies in the face of and shows total disregard for our rights given to us through our Constitution and our laws—perpetrated on us by many of our elected and appointed public servants. It is a collective concern of many who believe its time has come.