Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Letter from Huntington Park Jail

First, I wrote the report about what happened to me when I was arrested, detained in a Huntington Park jail cell, then released.

When I was sitting in the holding cell, I thought of many important people in the past, whether ancient or modern, who had ended up in a jail cell because they stood (or sat) for what is right. Civil disobedience carries initial consequences, but they pay off in the end. The right side of history, the right side of normalcy, the only side of reality always wins out:

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”

Justice is based on the truth, the rule of law, and a moral imperative which recognizes a loving God who helps us to navigate a fallen world. This is indeed a fallen world, but justice is the divine reminder that we do not have to be discouraged or overwhelmed by the evil in the world:

"For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)"  (Romans 5:17)


"Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us." (Romans 8:37)

and also

"Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good." (Romans 12:21)

I had to look it over, and I found so much that King had dealt with resonated with my situation--with our conflict--in Huntington Park, a city where lawless corrupt elected officials treat the illegal aliens better than the taxpaying, law-abiding citizens.

The first paragraph is an excellent initiation point:

While confined here in the Birmingham city jail, I came across your recent statement calling my present activities "unwise and untimely." Seldom do I pause to answer criticism of my work and ideas. If I sought to answer all the criticisms that cross my desk, my secretaries would have little time for anything other than such correspondence in the course of the day, and I would have no time for constructive work.

I have faced numerous critics who do not like my brazen protests against corrupt politicians and my fight against illegal immigration, Obamacare, the attacks on life and family. One man repeatedly asked me what he thought I was accomplishing by protesting in town halls and presenting ourselves in the media. He was not interested in an answer, since he was not interested in the fight to begin with.

They have embraced the "moderate" approach. They don't like the noise, the spectacle, the confrontation. They fear what the media will report about them—and they are ashamed of what they report about us—about me. “Oh my God! He ended up in jail! What was he thinking?!” Some of the people I know wondered why I risked arrest rather than just do what I was told.

My answer? Rosa Parks. She refused to give up her seat to comply with an unjust law. She was tired. She worked. She had been paying her taxes. Why should she have to endure one more inconvenience?

Yes, I thought of Rosa Parks. She forced the Birmingham, Alabama police to “go there”, i.e. arrest a person who had paid her fair share to sit on a bus. The outrage over the police’s legalized cruelty would awaken outrage around the country. Rev. Bob Owens himself a fighter walking with King and the Southern Baptist Christian League, shared this powerful revelation with me:

Yes, I thought of Rosa Parks, but I also think of Martin Luther King.

And now I consider the disrespectful criticism he endured for his civil disobedience.

The good news for me, however, is that while MLK had to be arrested 30 times in his fight for civil rights for blacks, I may only have to endure arrest once for the restoration of American sovereignty against illegal immigration and illegal alien invasion.

Here’s one criticism that King had to contend with while fighting for civil rights in Birmingham: "Why are you here? You are from Atlanta, Georgia!"

His answer:

I cannot sit idly by in Atlanta and not be concerned about what happens in Birmingham. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. Never again can we afford to live with the narrow, provincial "outside agitator" idea. Anyone who lives inside the United States can never be considered an outsider anywhere within its bounds.

I say "Amen!" to this powerful phrase. I am an American, and therefore I have a right—and a necessity—to do something about Huntington Park.

I cannot sit idly by in Torrance, while there is great injustice, great lawlessness in Huntington Park.

And there is indeed great injustice in Huntington Park. 

Men and women pay high taxes and fees for a governing class intent on making their lives rich and at ease. Yet the streets are littered with trash and debris. Petty crimes are rampant, including lewd conduct, both independent and interpersonally. Drug use and gang violence are common. The streets and alleys are decrepit, falling apart even though the city advanced huge amounts of time and money to refurbish the once glorious Pacific Blvd.

The city council removed every commissioner from the previous administration. In their places, the corrupt little children appointed their friends, family members, political allies ... and two illegal aliens, in brazen disregard of our immigration laws.

Indeed, there is great injustice in Huntington Park.

They overtax and overcharge residents for basic services. The property taxes exceed legal limits permitted by the state. The ongoing liabilities weighing on the city's budget priorities exceed any conceivable amount that every resident could defray if taxed at 100%. They city leaders welcome criminals, illegals, and all sorts of sordid people to the city. They believe they operate separate from the rule of law in the state of California or the federal government in Washington DC. The city employees are not civil servants, but uncivil lords who think that everything belongs to them, that the property of others belongs to them.

They are illegals -- aliens!
They have removed law-abiding citizens from the city council chambers multiple times, and they have received rebuke from the overseeing distict attorneys in Downtown Los Angeles. They have allowed their bullying supporters to hector and disrupt the meeting at will, while calling their political opponents out of order for no reason.

They arrested one citizen--me--who had refused to obey an unlawful order, based on an unjust charge.

Indeed, there is great injustice in Huntington Park, and We the People Rising have every right to be here.

Just like the black civil rights leaders and their supporters, We the People Rising have attempted to negotiate peacefully with the city council. We attended the meetings, we voiced our concerns and our outrage, we demanded that they stop promoting lawlessness and remove the illegal aliens from the commissions.

Of ourse, they ignored these threats. So we had to go to the next step. King faced the same harsh reality following the broken promises of white merchants to remove racist signs and end enforcement of Jim Crow statutes:

As in so many past experiences, our hopes had been blasted, and the shadow of deep disappointment settled upon us. We had no alternative except to prepare for direct action, whereby we would present our very bodies as a means of laying our case before the conscience of the local and the national community. 
Corrupt Alfred "Full Capacity" Martinez

MLK and Company understood the need to hurt the business community--and by extension, the municipal government--where it hurts: their pocketbooks, their bank accounts, and the city budget.

And that is exactly what we are doing now. As long as the city of Huntington Park continues to defy our laws and treat citizens like illegal aliens, while honoring illegal aliens and their enraged sense of entitlement, we will continue to protect, we will continue to engage and confront the corrupt folly of the hateful, racist, bigoted city council and activists.

And yet, the illegal aliens and their widespread enablers in the city complain on social media "Why do you keep coming? Why won’t you go away? Can't we just sit down and talk about this? Better yet, why don't you just go back to wherever you come from?"

MLK faced similar criticism, and offered this powerful response in his letter:

You may well ask: "Why direct action? Why sit-ins, marches and so forth? Isn't negotiation a better path?" You are quite right in calling for negotiation. Indeed, this is the very purpose of direct action. Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and foster such a tension that a community which has constantly refused to negotiate is forced to confront the issue.

Amen to that. The cities of Huntington Park, Cudahy, and other segregated enclaves have rejected others who do not look like them. They have embraced a monologue of diffident, hateful racism, a corrupt lawlessness in which "La Raza" matters more than the rule of law. Huntington Park wants to go backward, just like the Solid Democratic South.

We the People Rising want to move forward.

This matter of "The Rule of Law" cannot be ignored, the standard in which everyone must comply, regardless of their age, status, color, or wealth:

An unjust law is a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and natural law. Any law that uplifts human personality is just. 

Boundaries are moral. Definitions are true. The argument that men and women should be able to migrate into other nations, cities, locales without the permission or approval of the original owners is unjust because it is a modern invention, a fairy-tale of greedy, distant globalists uninterested the good will of all men.

The segregation of these "Brown power" cities is massive unjust, because a city based on fraudulent status or disregard is no city. Where is the authority to conduct business, to enforce local codes when the city defines itself by its backward disrespect for the federal laws. To allow a city of "illegals" to prosper in the midst of established citizenry is essentially unjust.

This fight is about more than just a scrawny little city in Southeastern Los Angeles County. The actions of We the People Rising will not cease until the city rescinds its lawless sanctuary status ... or goes bankrupt.

The financial bankruptcy will be the bare minimum needed to expose the moral bankruptcy of a city which honors lawlessness and condemns the law-abiding. Nothing less than direct action will make this work, and only then, when the city and its racist supporters are brought into submission, will  negotiation be possible.