Hutaree Speech: is this Terrorist Talk or Just Someone With a Mouth?
There is no public source that contains the full speech made by Hutaree leader David Brian Stone in February 2010 to his assembled followers as they turned around to go home. The Christian militia that was allegedly to bring “war” to the U.S. government was prevented by a bit of winter weather from making it to a summit of militia groups, so Stone read off his remarks anticlimactically over the roar of the interstate.
No, we don’t have the whole speech, but CNN and CBS have made parts of it available. Read what you can and ask yourself: is this the talk of a terrorist, or is it (as the Hutaree defense claims) just someone who “has an opinion and knows how to use his mouth”?
“In this nation, we think we are free, but you need a certificate to be born, a license to drive, a permit to build, a number to get a job and even a paper after you die. These are permission slips from the terrorist organization called the New World Order.”
“People in this nation, as well as some around this world, are waiting for those individuals like you see sitting in this room to actually make the decision to go to war against this evil, greedy New World Order. They need leaders who are not afraid to stand up and actually mean No More. We are free and we should not be afraid or ashamed to admit that we are the American militia. We outnumber them. As long as we let them terrorize any American through fear and intimidation, then they are winning this battle, and we should step up to the fight that they have started and finish it.”
“Every day, we watch ever so close for those evil blue helmets to appear on our streets. But as long as, through Interpol, law enforcement mercenaries called the brotherhood working for the New World Order are doing such a great job, then we don’t need to watch for these foreign armies to come to our shores. They are already here.
“People should not be afraid of the government. The government should fear the people.”
“Now it’s time to strike and take our nation back so we will be free of tyranny. The war will come whether we are ready or not.”
Does your opinion change when you’re told that David Brian Stone had an undercover FBI agent make explosives for him? Does your opinion change when you’re told that it was the undercover FBI agent who catalyzed the turn from talk to concrete plans for action?