I am grateful to Lyle Rapacki of SENTINEL INTELLIGENCE SERVICES, LLC for sending the following email and the link to the video below. Lyle sends reports at times, and this one is front page news for Oath Keepers. I wrote back to Lyle to verify that he was the person in the phone conference with Representative Matt Shea and Sheriff Mack after Rep. Shea spoke in Spokane Valley, Washington on Saturday, December 20, 2014. Lyle verified that for me and sent a picture of himself I’ll share with you. Here is what a good Oath Keeper looks like:
Lyle Rapacki of Sentinel Intelligence Services, LLC
Hundreds of citizens heard Matt Shea’s speech while openly defying the militarization of their local Sheriff’s Department. The specific focus was the now infamous and viral video of a Deputy Sheriff telling a citizen that the police department needed an military combat MRAP war machine because there were a lot of “Constitutionalists” with “guns” in Spokane Valley, Washington. This gathering was to formally and publicly let the Sheriff know that We The People aren’t buying into the Govlish thinking behind the militarization of police. As Matt Shea notes in his speech, the attitude which this Deputy Sheriff has obviously been programmed, conditioned, trained, and pressured into holding as part of his professional mindset, (thanks to the SPLC of course) ain’t gonna wash in Washington. It is an inspiring few minutes, and sends the message loudly and clearly across America – America is NOT going to stand still for tyranny’s militarization of our local police under any federal program. Lyle’s letter with the video link follows. Thanks again, Lyle, for sending this.
Elias Alias, editor
The video link below: Wash State Rep. Matt Shea demands apology after deputy says MRAP needed for gun owners is a quick study of leadership by an elected official. The Great State of Washington has a leader in Representative Shea, but he is more than a public official. Matt is an attorney, and proudly served in our military two tours of Iraq in military intelligence. Thoughtful, studious, and passionate about a person’s freedom and the sovereignty of a city, county, or state, Representative Shea is not about worrying over his next election or committee assignment or building a resume. Representative Shea knows the citizens of this Nation are in a war for the very survival of our country, and the enemy is “behind the wire” and determined to collapse this Republic we call home. I also know Representative Shea personally, and call him “friend” and colleague, in that, we both are working to preserve these exceptional United States.
Moments after concluding his speech, which you will see below, Matt, Sheriff Richard Mack, and I were on a conference call. One of the topics discussed was rallying elected officials to stand against the growing juggernaut which is the Federal Government and its many agencies. Since the near disaster at Bundy Ranch almost a year ago, we are aware of a growing list of elected officials who have come forward and placed their responsibilities to their Oaths of Office and representation of citizens first, and concerns with re-election a distant second. These elected officials embrace the foundational concept: People are free and equal, and they voluntarily transfer some of their rights via a social contract to a government – mostly to protect them from violence, so they may enjoy their freedoms and their lives. Government exists by the consent of the people in order to protect the rights of the people, and therefore, governments that fail to do so can be resisted and replaced with new government. Listen to Representative Matt Shea speak truth and speak as a leader. We need this in those we have elected to represent us. American voters will trust a leader who believes in right and wrong and acts on it, even at his own seeming expense. And the reverse is also true: a leader must trust the American people, believing they are both good and gifted, equal to almost any challenge thrown at them.
Politics for those in office so they can remain and get internally promoted to this coveted chairmanship of a committee, or the corner office, or bigger title is crude and rude; we are losing our country and do not need such office holders. We need leaders who are willing to publicly place the people above themselves, above ideology, above political agendas. We need leaders who will stand and speak straight with the citizens, as you will see when you click on the below link and listen to Representative Shea; leaders who will call-out those abusing their positions of trust; those in public office who, for whatever reason, have forgotten their Oaths of Office, much less that all positions of public trust are but temporary, and an honor to hold – not a right. If your elected official is not coming close to the ideals I have mentioned, or those you will see and listen to then put them on notice! Enough! We are losing our country and this is NOT a drill!!
LYLE J. RAPACKI, Ph.D.
Protective Intelligence and Threat Assessment Specialist
Consultant at Behavioral Analysis and Threat Assessment
Private-Sector Intelligence Analyst
U.S. Border Intelligence Group
Link for original article at Joe Newby’s Spokane Conservative Examiner with above video:
Link for KXLY Spokane News, with a televised report about the event:
Article on Oath Keepers Blog
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