The mainstream news media are noting with solemnity yesterday’s “federal court release” of the audio of a speech delivered by the leader of the fundamentalist Christian Hutaree as practice on the way to a militia summit (you can click here to listen for yourself). But someone, apparently a relative of Hutaree leader David Stone, actually posted a transcript of that speech to the Hutaree website back on April 9. The Hutaree transcript has a few minor errors and omissions; after modifying it by ear, here’s what the big Hutaree speech apparently had to say:
DS = David Stone
JS= Josh Stone
OI = Other Individual
DS: . . .that was the start of their police state. So, do I think all the cops out here would . . . they would fight right along side some Chinese trooper? Heck yeah. It’s all about power. It’s about the, the authority. They see us as the little people.
OI: There’s a lot more of us.
DS: But, until people realize that and stand up in one voice and say no, we mean no, it’s not going to happen.
DS: Like in my speech, Mikey.
OI: The one we didn’t hear.
DS: The one you didn’t hear.
CH: Maybe you should give it to us. You going to practice on us? Yeah, we got time. I want to hear it anyway. Yeah, let me turn the radio off. Yeah. Yeah, literally a captive audience.
DS: This is a good speech, buddy.
JS: I’ve heard it, heard it, heard it, helped him with it.
DS: In this nation we think we are free but you need a certificate to be born, a license to drive or 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, we was supposed to be down there, to actually make the decision to go to war against the evil greedy New World Order. They need leaders who are not afraid to stand up and actually mean no more.
We are free and should not be afraid or ashamed to admit we are the American militia. We outnumber them. As long 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. The people should not be afraid of their government, the government should fear the people. As we sit here, the New World Order continues to put all constitutional loving people in this nation onto their national criminal watch lists, just one more step toward, toward total control. But keep this in mind, they may have their lists, but we also, we are also making lists of these terrorists that are destroying our nation. They may think they are untouchable. They forget, they live in our neighborhoods. They shop at our grocery stores. They eat at our restaurants. We are the ones who control everything in this nation from preparing the food that they eat to running the power stations that they get their electric from to even maintaining the roads they drive down. We are everywhere and need to understand this for it is called America, land of the free. This is our home. We own it. Not them.
The whole nation has stood on one voice about no more Wacos but every day in this nation we see another Ruby Ridge or Pastor Steve Anderson traffic stop taking place. We can not allow this any more if we are serious about taking our nation back from the elitist New World Order. They are few in number. We are many. Every day we watch ever so close for those evil blue helmets to appear on our streets. But as long as their 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. We need to actually stop and see who the enemy has hired to do the job of destroying what is left of our nation and our freedoms. This is our nation. Because of the American people sleeping at the wheel, we find ourselves with this mess. Its our cross to bear and we need to ask the simple question: How much longer are you going to put up with a foreign army controlling your streets and highways?
The Hutaree is not an ally with everyone across this nation but make no mistake about it, we will fight along side anyone that calls the New World Order, the enemy and sees them as terrorists as we do. I have heard that there are people out there looking for a single leader to lead them but that just makes for an easy target for these elitist terrorists. We have in place the perfect system: Many commanders with the same common enemy, with the same common goal, every nation without tyranny. In closing I want to say that we need to quit playing this game with these elitist terrorists and actually getserious because this war will come whether we are ready or not. As I stand here now, I say we will never be fully ready. It’s a major change of lifestyle. A war of this magnitude will not be easy but like the rattle snake on the Gadsden flag, we have rattled and warned the New World Order. Now it’s time to strike and take our nation back so that we may be free again from tyranny. Time is up. God bless all of you and welcome to the new revolution.
In court proceedings last month, federal prosecutors have made much of this speech, citing it as evidence that the Hutarees were going to go to war against the federal government. But what I learned by listening to this speech was quite different:
1. Finally, I know how to pronounce “Hutaree”: it’s Hew-TAR-ree, not HOO-ter-ry.
2. Somebody’s been reading too many Stephen J. Cannell novels if he thinks that an international conspiracy would call itself “The Brotherhood.”
3. Somebody needs to tear himself away from those Stephen J. Cannell novels and copy some really rip-roaring rants off the Internet to perfect his Art. The Hutaree speech was pretty tame in comparison to what you can read any day of the week at FreeRepublic, LittleGreenFootballs, 911truth, any Tea Party website not controlled by Republican politicians (although sorry, no, not Thomas Jefferson).
If this kind of rant is what it takes to get arrested, the government will have about 10,000 more smack-talking libertarians to arrest. If the prosecution is going to convict the Hutaree, they’ll either have to rassle up a really credulous jury or show that they’ve got more evidence up their sleeves than this. The fact that the government hasn’t started rounding up the 10,000 smack-talking libertarians indicates to me that the government either has more evidence or hugely overreacted in its arrests. I look forward to finding out which.