Only in the most oppressive regimes in history is this level of 3rd world justice tolerated! The acts of our public officials are unfit for a free people and I will not comply.
I left because I refuse to be terrorized. It’s more than just refusing to be forced to unlock my phone for a prosecutor and not consenting to a kangaroo trial. I’ve been an activist for years. But before that, I had a good business and a good life. I spoke up because things needed to be said and many of my video has exposed corruption in my now Grant County. Some people don’t like my approach and that’s their right. But we’re a nation founded by men bolder than myself who said they would not tolerate tyranny and warned us to remain bold. I was raised to stand and to speak out against bullies. I even remember Ephrata officers helping me do that long ago. How times have changed.
The abuse and murder of those who live free and speak the truth is a theme for our government.
From the natives, cop watchers, and investigative journalists, to peaceful retirees like the Browns. From Ranchers like the Bundy’s and good men like Schaffer Cox, to and the blood of a cowboy in the snow. Babies are stolen from their mother’s arms, the dying screams of children in the Waco Massacre, Randy Weavers porch covered in the blood of his wife at Ruby Ridge. All at the tender ministrations of people calling themselves the law who to this day are not been held accountable. This is not the USA and I will not tolerate it.
The people in Mexico are generally far more friendly than in the US
Maybe it’s the pretty veneer that has grown over our quiet communities as we’ve failed to see the rising authoritarian hand of a government. No patriotic American should consent to live this way. I’m doing in the streets what journalists used to do as a matter of course. For years now I’ve been treated to threats, my family has been mocked and officials have harassed, assaulted and violated my rights on camera. All because I said they were wrong and told tens of millions of people about it. Never have I done the same to them as they did to me; I am always a man of peace.
Patrick Canady broke the law when he arrested me without probable cause. He broke the law when he lied in his police report about past interactions with me, particularly where he stated regarding a video I made on 12/18/14 that, “At one time Seim gives me an ultimatum to to stop doing what I’m doing or else.” The video of that account proves his word false. His entire case was based on his feelings, not law. He was angry because I was not afraid to tell him and the world what I believe we are becoming.
At no point did I harass or obstruct, yet when I first appeared in court on Sept 13th 2017, judge Janis Whitenermoberg tried to skip past the probable cause hearing which is required under the Constitutions and CrRLJ RULE 3.2.1. I pressed for it anyways and neither the prosecutor nor the judge was able to articulate probable cause. I when I tried to state my case, the judge prevented me, leaving the courtroom without addressing the total lack of probable cause.
During the next hearing, a pro-tem judge by the name of Mark Chmelewski was brought in. The blatant ignoring of my legal arguments continued. The prosecution admitted they had no evidence as they suggested they were unsure know how to proceed without being able to access video on my phone. This alone was evidence that there was never probable cause at all. This phone they presumably wanted, for a video that would already be released, had that phone not been taken without a legal warrant. The judge even told me an open court that I would not be forced to give them access.
I will not unlock my phone!
A computer is your privacy, like the thought or a diary in a family safe. A government official has the right to demand we give them access to it any more than they have a right to demand a journalist’s confidential sources. No there’s nothing terrible, incriminating or illegal on my phone. But it’s mine and people need to stop believing we should co-operate with officers and prosecutors who bring malicious charges and bully defendants so they can violate due process without fear. This is happening in our courts. These prosecutors are not arguing the law, they are using lies, force and committing crimes, to win!
I was arrested for filming a cop this Fall because I told him he was a crook and he got angry that I keep calling out him and his buddies. It’s not the first time I’ve been arrested for defending my rights, but what followed was a pattern of a government corruption that I’ve too many times. And I decided to do something about it.
I’m being asked to stand before a judge who neither defends my rights or even knows the court rules as well as the pro-se defendant standing before him. Grant County has expanded countless taxpayer dollars over a man filming an officer. In recorded interviews from discovery, Prosecutor Dano himself is manipulating the testimony of witnesses to create his own narrative. Prosecutor Marc Fedorak files motions raising years of peaceful activism I have done, in which he intentionally leaves out critical details on events such as the video Officer Canady lied about; all so he can paint the picture he wants. To win!
Walking in the town Centro with the family. Centro is a town square where people gather to actually interact.
I’m not running from law… These officials have nothing to do with that. They are engaged in a criminal conspiracy to create evidence and a case where none exists. A conspiracy to silence the truth speakers. Those are felony offenses under 18 USC 241 and 242 and judges today don’t care, because the they are no longer held accountable. So when this court tolerated the consideration of me being forced under threats by give them access to my devices, enough was enough. If I believed due process was could occur, I would have no problem taking this to trial because I know I committed no crime. But then if there was due process, the charges would already be thrown out. I’m considering my legal options and the court has my motions for dismissal on their table.
Grant County courts violated the law at every step of this case and I don’t need to argue before an illegal court to prove that my 1st amendment right exists. I live in a country where police try to murder Journalists like Jeff Weinhaus and lock them in prison when they fail to die. I choose not to willingly become the next journalist in prison, or activist dancing from a rope in a prison cell because of trumped in charges, illegal proceedings and unprincipled prosecutors. God help me. No one should have to prove their innocence, but that’s what our courts have become.
Don’t ever let someone tell you that courage is defined by whether you submit to a bully.
I won, the day I walked away! We left because our life and liberty were in danger and it was time to set an example; no one should submit to the crimes of bully courts. If the people refuse to comply, their power is gone.
No one should have to argue that their rights are their own, yet in the USA we are compelled to do so at the point of a gun.We’re neither giving up or breaking the law by declining to participate; we’re refusing to surrender our rights. Jesus taught us to leave behind cities persecute us. Our founders taught us to walk away from tyrants. Our common sense says, why am I still here! Courage is not surrendering to a tyrant or agreeing to play the game their way. Courage is being afraid and still saying I WILL NOT COMPLY!
Why leave home over a phone? Because I refuse to love as a slave. How long will I be gone and what happens next? I can’t say. Truth demands a great price, but it also sets us free. The people of Mexico have more freedom than the people of the USA and that feels good. But in the end it’s not really about a phone, it’s about liberty and the God given rights we share as human beings. The officials in Grant County think they can rule over our those. I choose to be the man who says no more. For my safety, for my family’s safety and as an example to my people. I will not comply
— Gavin Seim
PS: I’ll be doing videos and live streams from Mexico to expose the propaganda we think of about Mexico. If you want to explore the real Mexico, follow my Real Mexico series on Facebook and YouTube. You can also see more photos on my Instagram.
These are the names of those directly responsible: Judge David Estudillo, Judge Mark Chmelewski, Judge Janis Whitenermoberg, Prosecutor Marc Fedorak, Prosecutor Garth Dano, Officer Patrick Canady, Ephrata Police Department, Ephrata Sheriffs Depratment. You can Phone the Grant County prosecutors office at 509-754-2011
The very production lands in the State of Nayarit.
Exploring the jungle in the truth van.
A $6 plate of amazing shrimp at a small fishing village.
The kids playing in the park. It feels very safe here.
Cheeses at the Mercado. Think a huge farmers Market, but open every day of the year.
This is the story of Martial law that’s already happening in America. If you’re like me you avoid crying, but that won’t happen today. It’s going to take some courage to listen to this letter from Schaeffer Cox, a man who is locked away in one of Americas most illegal secret prisons. This story represents the deepest wounds of our nation and reveals just how ignorant we have become of the machination of goverment.
From the cells of the Bundy Ranch leaders to the dark halls of Marion and the red blood of our neighbors flowing into the dirt; the weight of what is called justice and what men with badges are allowed to do to other human beings will wash away the pageantry of fake heroism and uniforms and that we pretend keeps us safe.
Americas greatest heroes are those our Sheriffs refuse to defend. These are the people that your politicians ignore even as they tell you justice is their chief concern. These are the people America has forgotten because the truth is too uncomfortable. This is how bad it is and you need to know.
This is the story of political prison Schaeffer Cox. A man who never committed a crime and was locked away in prison for 30 years. This is the story of him seeing his children in a prison room for the first time in 4 years. You can donate Schaeffer to here.
We need action, we need principle, we need a stand. As a man who loves liberty I find myself often frustrated as I encourage people to rise up and take action. Seeking to avoid violence, but also knowing our right to self defense I have learned that propelled defiance helps avoid bloodshed. People like me can’t magically fix this. America needs a change of heart, a return to God and a willingness to stand and love our neighbor
People keep asking for solutions. So I searched for months in action and in prayer looking for a tactic, a way to resist with principle in a way that cannot be stopped. This is that method, this is the forest and I ask you to build these trees. This is action, no one can say I have not presented a step and it now falls on you.
In times like these we start asking ourselves hard questions. While most Americans go about their days asleep to the the suffering coming on our children, some of us are carrying the heavy burden and looking for real answers.
“Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort” — US Constitution Article 3:3
The government of the United States is levying war against the people and our laws. In our homes, on our roads, in our courts and in our legislatures. When this nation was founded these events had been foreseen. Men like John Locke, on who’s writings our Republic was inspired, make this very clear.
In all States and Conditions the true remedy of Force without Authority, is to oppose Force to it. The use of force without Authority, always puts him that uses it into a state of War, as the Aggressor, and renders him liable to be treated accordingly. — John Locke, Second Treatise.
Read our the Declaration. Read the Affirmation that over 700 patriots signed when we defied new gun laws in Washington a year ago. A simple method of telling a real terrorist is that the terrorist terrorizes, abusing and killing innocents.– They accuse and charge us in their courts with the very crimes they commit!
What are we to do?
We stand on the edge of revolution; but that does not mean we seek violence or vengeance. We seek peace, just as LaVoy did. But we must be willing to stand.
Bloody revolution alone rarely restores liberty; repentance can. With repentance and principle liberty can be restored to a nation that has once forgotten what good and evil is. We have a moral right and duty to disobey an unjust government. I would especially remind my Christian brothers, to honor tyrants is treason to Christ.
When you see military vesicles rolling across public roads to assault men of peace. When you watch them punish and enslave those who love the law of this land. When you watch them kill our friends and neighbors, arrest reporters aim guns at mothers; make no pretense; these officials, officers and bureaucrats are nothing but what our laws say. They are enemies of this nation, more polite, but as wicked as ISIS itself and they overthrow our Supreme law. These officials commit sedition and treason against us, their masters who hold lawful authority and their God given rights.
We have come to this because we are apathetic, because we care more for pleasures more then for principle. Politicians are still playing politics; Americans are wearing the shiny shackles of a happy slave and Christians are not following Christ. We don’t have to all agree on matters of faith. But a nation must maintain it’s values to survive.
“Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other” – John Adams
I submit that God is not blessing America because we are not blessing God. We must seek mercy, turn to liberty and stand boldly against evil. Our nation may have to endure a great suffering, for our populace has become not only blind, but willingly numbed to the abuse and suffering of their neighbor, from the child in the womb to the neighbor on their street.
Tyranny will never end until WE THE PEOPLE have the principle to affirm that the unlawful suffering of our neighbor is as evil as if it were ourselves!
We carry on. We stand, but we must be wise, peaceful and principled. Set aside the politics, the distractions, the false security and the lies. Love your neighbor. Stand on liberty.
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” — Samuel Adams
An 18 month FBI joint task force ended last night with the arrest for Jesus of Nazareth; a man some claim is the Son of God.
A street preacher who draws small crowds was arrested and charged on multiple counts today including; Trespassing in a church, assault with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest, eluding police, illegal weapons possession, failure to comply, disrupting a courtroom, threatening government officials, selling food without a permit, destruction of public property, hate speech and conspiracy to terrorize.
According to a memo from the the prosecutors office, his arrest occurred at a peace talk with Scribes and Pharisees when his militia attacked a servant of the high priest and cut off his ear. Police reports say Jesus also attempted to attack the priesthood. Militia members escaped and a manhunt is underway. — One witness claims Jesus healed the mans ear, but prosecutors say since no ear was found that this testimony was not admissible in court. Jesus was not available for comment and refused to speak to judges. He was also found in contempt.
“We’ve been tracking Jesus for a long time. But we wanted to make sure we had the evidence and that Innocent people did not get hurt.” — Said the Sheriff this morning after Jesus was found guilty.
Some insist Jesus did good, but commenters and experts suggest he was aggressive and hostile towards government, often disregarding the law. — iFreedom news ran an online poll which helped judges decide whether Jesus should be crucified or released. The majority agreed that he should be crucified; the sentence is being carried out today.
Head pastor for the Coalition of Professing World Churches released a statement supporting his arrest, overnight conviction and sentence of death without appeal. — “We denounce Jesus fully.” Said Pastor Meyers “He is a radical who in no way represents the love we teach. While we regret the course of events but praise officers for taking action to protect public safety; they PUT THEIR LIVES OF THE LINE EVERY DAY to protect us and our prayers are with them. Jesus should have simply obeyed the law.”
This is an accurate illustration of how our world would react if Jesus was arrested today.
This twisting and lies by omission against innocent people occurs daily as men and woman much less perfect than Jesus than have their lives ruined by a system of tyranny and a society of guilt by accusation. We have a nation which refuses liberty and refuses to love it’s neighbor.
Take a closer look a your church. If they are not coming out against sin from homosexuality to apathy. If they are not working for real to stop abortion, if they are not coming against our corrupt government and it’s abuse of the weak, innocent and poor. If they speak of love, but refuse to address hate in their communities. If they speak of justice, but never show up to defend their neighbor against it; they are not standing with Christ.
We have a King who defines love itself! He commands us to defend follow him, to defend the weak. He says we should be hated by the world and should follow his law which is fulfilled in this, obey God and love your neighbor as yourself.
Called as peace makers, we must defend peace with a willingness to act boldly as well as to turn the other cheek. Ask yourself; is my church singing loudly of Jesus, but failing to support the weak, defend the innocent, visit those in prison and oppose these who are wicked? (Matthew 25) Are you attending a church of Jesus or a a church of American secularism and chains?
Is your church a sweet savor to government, or a sweet savor to God? — You cannot have both!