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Flying Pigs!
When Pigs Fly....

Who Is Schaeffer Cox?
by Jim Davidson

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Special to L. Neil Smith's The Libertarian Enterprise

According to former Libertarian Party presidential nominee Michael Badnarik, his friend "Schaeffer Cox was arrested Thursday (March 10, 2011) in Fairbanks, Alaska by the FBI, U.S. Marshal Service, and the Fairbanks Police Department. They are accusing him (and four associates) of threatening to kidnap and/or murder Alaska State Troopers, and a U.S. District Court judge. I do not believe it for a single moment." Cite

So, once again, an innocent man is being held without trial on trumped up charges. His story reminds me of Bradley Manning. And so, in some ways, I believe that I am Schaeffer Cox, and so are you. An attack on his right to a speedy and public trial, on his right to not be held with excessive bail, on his other rights as an accused person, is an attack on my rights, and on your rights. If you mean to be free, you should become aware of his case.

Badnarik describes his friend. "Schaeffer is clean-cut, intelligent, articulate, and passionate about the Constitution. He is only 26 years old, but he has my deep and sincere respect. I know him to be a man of integrity."

So what are the exact charges? The felony complaint charges Michael Orion Anderson, Francis Schaeffer Cox, Lonnie Vernon, Karen Vernon, and Coleman Barney with "conspiracy to commit murder" which seems to mean that someone in the government has falsely testified that some conversation took place in which the plaintiff (the government's snitch) mentioned the concept of murder and everyone else looked at him like he was insane. The second count is a charge of "conspiracy to commit kidnapping" and the third charge is "tampering with evidence." Cite

The charges are filed "in the trial courts for the state of Alaska, fourth judicial district, at Fairbanks." Among other defective evidence purported by "investigator Albert Bell" is a claim that Michael Anderson was lawfully photographing Lt. Ron Wall during a gas stop at a Fairbanks Tesoro store. Lt. Wall says in his testimony that he had "no reason to pursue or stop this vehicle" and "made no attempt to do so." After all, photographing someone at a gas station putting fuel in his vehicle is not a crime. Further, he did not have the ability to state positively that the person he was later shown a photograph of was the person who photographed him. Apparently, investigator Albert Bell is not familiar with federal law which protects those who seek to photograph the police.

In particular US title 42, section 2000, aa says, in part, "it shall be unlawful for a government officer or employee, in connection with the investigation or prosecution of a criminal offense, to search for or seize any work product materials possessed by a person reasonably believed to have a purpose to disseminate to the public a newspaper, book, broadcast, or other similar form of public communication." But, of course, the police and all government investigators seek to be above the law, refuse to be examined or investigated when they persistently engage in wrongdoing, and wish to brutally attack anyone who challenges their pretended authority.

In the usual prosecutorial fantasy of heaping complaints upon complaints, there is also a second set of charges in the same court charging Francis Schaeffer Cox, Lonnie Vernon, Karen Vernon, and Coleman Barney with "conspiracy to commit murder," "conspiracy to commit kidnapping," "misconduct involving weapons in the third degree," "hindering prosecution in the first degree (two counts)." This set of charges contains case numbers 4FA-11-796-CR for Schaeffer Cox, 4FA-11-797-CR for Lonnie Vernon, 798 for Karen Vernon, and 799 for Coleman Barney. Note that Anderson is not charged in this second criminal complaint. Cite

Very recently, in August 2011, charges against Coleman Barney's wife Rachel were dropped. The superior court judge David Stewart said the law she was charged under has to do with being an accessory to a crime after the fact, but the alleged "241" conspiracy had not been carried out when the five main suspects were arrested. How interesting that a crime which was never committed is being used to incarcerate persons not yet convicted of not having committed the crime that didn't ever take place. Cite

Apparently Keystone Kop and investigator Avery Thompson performed such poor work in this investigation that the charge of aiding and abetting a fugitive against Rachel Barney has been dropped recently. One has to wonder about the other pretended evidence, the assertion of intent to murder or kidnap anyone, the assertions relating to weapons such as the supposed automatic rifle and the supposed "pineapple grenade."

So how did all these charges come about? Apparently, a convicted felon named Gerald Olson was encouraged to attempt to propose a "two for one" killing scheme, and when he was repeatedly shouted down, testified that the idea was discussed by Cox and the other defendants. Olson has been rewarded by superior court judge Kari Kristiansen who thinks that Olson repeatedly defrauding septic tank customers is not significant, is not the sort of felony that Alaska should hold Olson to account for, and has suspended imposition of sentence in Olson's felony conviction. At the same time, Olson continues to purport to have important testimony to provide to the FBI in their imaginary case against Schaeffer Cox. Cite

There is apparently another so-called "informant" whose business, running an army surplus store, might rely upon the federal government to get merchandise. His name is apparently Bill Fulton. Cite

In other words, the pigs hate humanity, despise individual liberty, and make things up. When they feel that someone is decent, hard working, and well organised, and that person is exposing their lies, their unconstitutional wars, their corruption, and their abuse of power, they target him with a liar, a convicted felon, who then makes up testimony to pin on anyone the government doesn't like.

So, today, the government has Gerald Olson a free man awaiting a hearing to determine how much compensation he has to pretend to pay to his victims in the felony fraud cases, and Schaeffer Cox, who has never been convicted of anything, is in prison awaiting a kangaroo court trial. Such is justice in your country, Americans.

Jim Davidson is an author, entrepreneur, and anti-war activist. His 1990 venture to offer a sweepstakes trip into space was destroyed by government action as was his free port and prospective space port in Somalia in 2001. His 2002-2007 venture in free market money and private stock exchange was destroyed by government action in 2007. He's going to Mars if he has to walk. His second book, Being Sovereign is now availble from Lulu and Amazon. He is currently working on a book about travel to Mars with John Wayne Smith, a book with international fugitive Chad Z. Hower on his story, a book on sovereign self-defence, and a book compiling his letters and essays in The Libertarian Enterprise from 1995 to 2010. Contact him at or Come visit IndSovU teams at gatherings in September 2011 in Montana, December 2011 in Florida, and March 2012 in Austin, Texas. Or join State Busters.

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