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Mike Vanderboegh, smugglerand one heck of a speechmaker

The incomparable Mike Vanderboegh spoke yesterday from deep within enemy territory.

Source for those who can’t see the embed. Or Read the transcript here.

I don’t usually have the patience to view 15-minute YouTube videos, but this is terrific stuff and only gets better as it winds to its conclusion. It opens:

My name is Mike Vanderboegh and I’m a smuggler. I am from the great free state of Alabama and I am a Three Percenter.

If you need to pigeonhole my politics I consider myself a Christian libertarian. I believe in free men, free markets, the rule of law under the Founder’s Republic and that the Constitution extends to everyone regardless of race, creed, color or religion.

I most especially believe in the right of the people to keep and bear arms as the ultimate guarantor of liberty.

I have also been called a “seditionist” by members of the current regime. If faithfully fulfilling my oath to the Founders’ Republic and unrelenting hostility to those who would undermine and overthrow it makes me a “seditionist” then I cheerfully plead guilty.

(H/T JJ)


  1. Kevin 3%
    Kevin 3% April 21, 2013 11:11 am

    I watched it earlier today. While I have followed MVB on his blog at Sipsey Street for almost a decade, I continue to be impressed with his fortitude and forthright approach to staring down the tyrants. Keep in mind that this is a man who is in failing health, but he stays in the fight!

    He is spot on when he says that the tyrants continue to push for a civil war. Sadly, too few Americans understand that fact.

    The recent events in Boston were all part of an ongoing preliminary conditioning process. “shelter in place”, “lock-downs”, suspension of 4th amendment rights due to public safety concerns are all part of Amerika’s future.

    This does not end well.

  2. naturegirl
    naturegirl April 21, 2013 12:28 pm

    “The recent events in Boston were all part of an ongoing preliminary conditioning process.”

    That was the majority of what I thought for that 24 hrs + when all that was going on. IMO, the terrorist things were far less frightening than seeing how they handled it. But it was a good “lesson” for those who thought they can stay inside their homes and be safe – not in a big city where the search party outnumbers you 30 to 1.

    I doubt that I will ever get conditioned to accepting that. It was more of an eye opener.

  3. sagebrush dog walker
    sagebrush dog walker April 21, 2013 5:29 pm

    Mike hits anouther one out of the park in his unique style.

  4. Old Printer
    Old Printer April 22, 2013 7:23 am

    With all due respect, you are looking at the forest and not seeing the trees. While the hyper overreaction of law enforcement from top to bottom seems way out of proportion to the event, it is because you are isolating the event and the perpetrators. Looked at that way, and 9/11 seen in the same way, it’s just a horrible crime.

    But if it is part of a larger series of terrorist events organized by a radicalized Muslim underground, then it makes sense to a degree. Underlying these isolated “crimes” is the fear that they are stalking horses for the big one, the event that kills millions perhaps. A suitcase bomb set off in the center of a major city or a man made virus unleashed that wipes out many millions.

    That is the fear underlying our new police state. You are blinded by righteous hatred of our loss of freedom, but are purposely ignoring what’s driving it. From past writings here you seem willing to always find excuses, the blowback theory. If only WE didn’t involve ourselves in foreign wars, if only WE didn’t kill innocent children in wars that WE started, if only WE didn’t try to run roughshod over every backwater country with oil like Iran or Iraq, then none of this would happen. Makes perfect sense.

    But if you really believe that, then you have stepped over the line. Look in mirror and you may see Jane Fonda staring back.

  5. Rooney
    Rooney April 22, 2013 9:39 am

    @ old printer:
    So….If I understand what you’re implying we should accept what the government is doing in the name of “patriotism”?

  6. Poor Richard
    Poor Richard April 22, 2013 2:51 pm

    Old Printer, may your chains rest lightly upon you. So afraid to be thought leftist, you can’t see a stand for freedom.

  7. Dan Dixon
    Dan Dixon April 22, 2013 5:09 pm

    If we all band together and take a stand with Mike, we win. We have been silent too long people! Old Printer, you can have my familys spot in the Fema camp buddy……

  8. Old Printer
    Old Printer April 22, 2013 7:31 pm

    Rooney, no, capital NO, we shouldn’t accept a police state no matter what excuse they are using. Don’t cooperate with TSA thugs! Don’t let them run over the 5th Amendment, or the 2nd! We must fight back against the tyranny enveloping us. We should be bringing lawsuits, having sit down strikes and resistance marches, in short not giving our sanction. Anything other than civil war that lets them know we won’t stand for it.

    But I’m sorry, I can’t and won’t accept blame for a thousand years of Muslim atrocities. I won’t accept blame for religious fanaticism unleashed in the Philippines, or India, or Bali, or New York City, or Boston, or against Christians in Egypt, or Jews anywhere.

    We are a country of refugees past and present. We came here fleeing religious persecution and war. We didn’t incinerate Jews in ovens, or starve millions of Kulaks. And we don’t put women in a pit and stone them to death. This is a good, moral country, always ready to bail out people anywhere in a disaster. We even helped rebuild the homeland of enemies in WW2 who led our soldiers on a death march, or staved them in camps.

    I refuse to believe that we initiated the events leading up to 9/11 or Boston, no matter what convoluted state department policies preceded the attacks. Pray tell what the Philippines did to cause Muslim terrorism, or the Christians in Nigeria?

    The lock down of Boston was a pathetic, ignorant response. It showed weakness to our enemies, not strength. It showed us cowering in fear.
    God help us if this is what we’ve become.

  9. Old Printer
    Old Printer April 22, 2013 8:09 pm

    My original post was intended as a comment on “Boston: Aftermath.” Don’t know how it got on this thread. Sorry.

  10. dudu
    dudu April 22, 2013 8:39 pm

    The threat we face is not active Muslim terrorists, they are easily dealt with.

    Our greatest problem is our government’s willingness to dynamically defecate and urinate on the constitution and bill of rights, at every opportunity. Then their courts will protect everything they do because politicians control the appointments. How very cozy it all is, when you add in the near 100 percent media support for all of it!!

    But there isn’t any conspiracy or anything like that, no. Just coincidence after coincidence after happy coincidence. Which are never reported upon, even if there’s video! Never happened, doesn’t exist. Only, it did and it is and there are now leaks which are reaching the people.

  11. Doug Metters
    Doug Metters April 22, 2013 10:15 pm

    @old printer
    The terrorists are infiltrators within your own government, 911, and the school shootings and Boston are all staged! Waco fertilizer plant looks like was hit by missiles! MIKE VANDERBOEGH IS ONE OF THE FEW RATIONAL RESPONSES TO THIS SITUATION AND AMERICA NEEDS TO WAKE UP! I only fear its too late.

  12. Elias Alias
    Elias Alias April 23, 2013 5:17 pm

    I was humbled and honored to be at the State capitol in Hartford, Connecticut, when Mike Vanderboegh rendered his speech. Having ridden from Alabama to Massachusetts and Connecticut with Mike, I had already heard the speech a couple of times as he rehearsed it in our car along the highway. I knew it was a powerful speech to be presented at a powerful moment – but once we were actually at the capitol and could see the crowd, a newer, and even more exciting sense of gravity came over me.

    The strong breeze kept the Gadsen, American, Connecticut, and III%er flags open wide on their poles under a clear blue sky, while the afternoon’s temps kept the crowd comfortable. Oath Keeper muster shirts were all over the crowd. The (guessing here) approximate 2,500 to 3,000 patriots listened closely to Mike’s every word. While this videographer focused only on Mike, others, including the young men from Gray State the movie filmed the event, and I hope their footage will show sweeping footage of the attending crowd. Why am I talking about including the crowd in one’s grasping of this important speech? Because of the electricity which arced from heart to heart among so many patriots as Mike drummed out his words like measured beats of war drums. Claire, I wish you could have been there! You were in spirit, as Stewart, Mike, and myself spoke your name appreciatively, more than once or twice.
    Elias Alias

  13. Paul Bonneau
    Paul Bonneau April 23, 2013 8:21 pm

    War is coming.

  14. Dan Dixon
    Dan Dixon April 24, 2013 4:44 pm

    Paul, I agree. Prepare.

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