Stephen Pidgeon nails it. Prosecution rebuts; “HE WAS NOT NICE”!
A closing defense does not get much better than this. If this man was on the Supreme court we would have a different America. But in today’s corrupt courts you only convicted, unless one of the jurors has the courage to stand up and say no more. In fact about 92% of jury trials convict in America.
For the result you can watch the update on my conviction. This was streamed in the unprecedented live stream of my trial. Our attorney Stephen Pidgeon takes on the closing argument, walking the line with the judge and destroying every element of the State’s case, just like in my Dad’s trial. He did an amazing job, but the system is rigged for conviction.
If this iconic argument will not open the eyes of jurors, what chance do you have in a court like Douglas County. It’s worth it for the education alone. It also illustrates that no matter how good your argument or how much your experience, you will likely lose in our corrupt courts. You get a jury of slaves, NOT your peers.
Folks are always telling me I should use this or that technique to make the courts run away. It usually comes from those that beat a traffic ticket at best. What they don’t understand is that these tyrants don’t care about the facts, the law or what you think. If they really want you, they could care less what approach you take.
Don’t kid yourself into thinking you’ll walk into court and win with legal name arguments, jurisdiction, opt outs or anything else. As we saw in the pro-se Shatseen trial, you will not even be allowed the latitude Stephen was. Even Stephen could not speak openly. He was not allowed the self defense argument in instructions, he cannot talk about nullification (though here he proved the law was not broken anyways) and he must follow court protocol.
If you refuse to show up they arrive at your door with guns. If you refuse to cooperate they lock you in a cell. If you are silent, they simply convict you. The only way to restore justice is to restore liberty.
Everyone involved in judging is paid by the State. The jurors are made to take an oath to obey the goverment and apply the law as they are told. Despite the fact that that instruction is unconstitutional and that a jurors actual duty is to conscience alone as I explained in THIS VIDEO.
I’ll add a copy of the jurors oath below so you can see just how bad it is. Is it any wounder why jurors do exactly what the State tells them. They are intimidated into doing just that and we have built a nation of spineless people who would rather go home and watch sports than stand for what is right.
I could not be more proud to stand up to the thugs in Douglas County. I could not be more proud of my family who has also been abused by them. I could not have held my head nigher in that courtroom. We did the right thing in standing and it’s time to start standing all over America. This nation is about to come apart.
Yes we will appeal to the next court, yes we try to make an example of them. But the most important thing is to keep standing for what is right.
Be bold, be principled appeal to heaven and stand, come what may.
Note: I will try to upload the prosecution first closing argument so you can compare, but it’s mainly a long and boring version of his second close. The prosecution always gets the last word.
“You, as jurors, are the judges of the facts. But in determining what actually happened–that is, in reaching your decision as to the facts–it is your sworn duty to follow all of the rules of law as I explain them to you.
You have no right to disregard or give special attention to any one instruction, or to question the wisdom or correctness of any rule I may state to you. You must not substitute or follow your own notion or opinion as to what the law is or ought to be. It is your duty to apply the law as I explain it to you, regardless of the consequences. However, you should not read into these instructions, or anything else I may have said or done, any suggestion as to what your verdict should be. That is entirely up to you.
It is also your duty to base your verdict solely upon the evidence, without prejudice or sympathy. That was the promise you made and the oath you took.
This is the State of America. Yet justice is coming for tyrants. Stand bold on principle and do what is right affirming liberty.
See the master article here for the original video and follow ups. My video above brings an update with what happened at the trail and where we go from here.
Local tyrants and news media who were complicit in this are celebrating. The slaves that make up mainstream America is doing exactly what they are told. America may be coming to an end, but liberty is just getting started.
On the anniversary of the day the second American Revolution almost started. Remember what happens when patriots stand firm!!! What do you remember from that historic Spring day?
I want to personally salute all those who stood in support of liberty. I wish I could name you all. — Whether from near or far, early, late spreading the word and supporting. America rose that day with a voice that rang around the world. They prayed for liberty, they stood tall.
The battle is not over, but that resounding rumble of liberty can still be heard. Oh some will say this is dramatics, or it did not matter that much. To those I say, you clearly were not there. Liberty must rise and wherever we are in history, we must stand principled and firm.
Blood was nearly spilled that day. But Bunerkville ended with peace and gave us the opportunity to learn from history.
So set aside your fears. Appeal to heaven and rise for justice and the defense of your neighbor. Liberty will not be restored until we soften our hearts and find our spine. Until we affirm that the unlawful suffering of our neighbor is as evil as if it were ourselves.
Attention Grant County Health District. I am violating your made up law. I DARE YOU to write me up. Let’s see how that works out!
Here’s looking at you tyranny! I’m standing in my place of business and DOING IT! Perhaps I look a little silly with a pipe, but there’s a point to be made here.
The Health District just tried to make up a law. The problem is it’s not a law!
Clean air! Well doesn’t that sound nice? Let’s find out what it’s all about in the case of government.
#1: Made up science without facts, packaged pretty to convince people that taking away liberty is good.
#2: Government that can’t stand things they don’t control. Fear mongering propaganda is the way they take control.
#3: Once they convince the slaves they are in danger. They can TAX TAX TAX. False science = control = money. Now repeat!
Three employes working at Grant County Health District have decided to make up a law! Yep, Pattie Anderson, Tony Massa, and Katherine Kenison have taken it on themselves to create an “ordinance” BANNING vapor devices in your businesses and within 25 feet. AS IF THEY WERE CIGARETTES! This may seem small to some, but what it represents is huge and I won’t tolerate it.
Understand I’ve never been a smoker. I simply support liberty. Recently I started using a nicotine free vapor pipe now and then. It’s non-addictive, it’s relaxing and it tends to make me snack less. It’s essentially a handheld fog machine with flavor in the liquid. A bit like that humidifier in your room. Vapor is NOT smoking, but I’ve sure seen folks STOP smoking by using it.
Government is unhappy. Why? Because they don’t control it. They don’t care about your health. They care about the massive loss of tobacco TAXES. So they’re working hard to demonize this product that helps people STOP smoking. Working hard to convince the masses it’s evil and that it’s just like smoking. And it’s working. Not because of one shred of evidence, but because the of fear mongering propaganda.
However you feel about vapor or smoke is less important than the tyranny at work here. We should not allow our public employes to get away with this sort of behavior. People have the right to use their property as they see fit. You have a right not to visit their property.
The issue is law and liberty. If you restrict something like this inside YOUR OWN business, that’s OK. If a government employee restricts it, that’s NOT OK. — Made up science and rules don’t make anyone safer. They cost us liberty. Nullification is the answer here. That means we totally ignore it. It’s not law, it’s lawless and we must stand up to lawless behavior.
You can read their ridiculous “ordinance” here. Understand that these folks are NOT legislators. They are peons extending State laws specific to tobacco and taking it on themselves to apply it to other things, pretending what they say is law. It’s like 3 guys in the water department deciding distilled WATER is bad and making up a law saying you can’t have it in public!
This is a war on private property and a defiance of legislative authority! We have to stop letting this happen at all levels of government; whether a local heath department, or the FCC. Our elected legislators have zero authority to grant their grant of making law, to others. I for one plan to contact my County Commissioners and tell them to get our employees in line.
“The legislative cannot transfer the power of making laws to any other hands: for it being but a delegated power from the people, they who have it cannot pass it over to others. — John Locke, Second Treatise.
DO NOT COMPLY! Understand that THIS IS NOT LAW, nor should it be. It was never passed to law and it’s only authority is fear and ignorance. We should openly defy this and demand that our County stop viloating the law by making a pretense of law that they have no authority in.
The best way to STOP tyranny is to defy it before it can take root.
We have been silent for too long. But that’s about to change. This is more than a local issue and it’s going viral because the rampant corruption of our justice system has never been exposed like it just was in Douglas County WA. A small community where officials get away with unbelievable abuses. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
A judge or officer has no authority to override our Constitution. Only to uphold it and defend it. PERIOD! Yet around the nation corrupt courts are abusing power. America knows, but hesitates to admit it, because the ramifications are huge. Tomorrow it could be us, or our children being abused. Once people walk through those great doors, their rights are regarded as trash, the Constitution is trampled and good people are silenced for fear of tyrant judges and a system that has nothing to do with justice.
Consider this truth. Law is not defined by tyrants, no matter their station. The foundation of law is a constant that must respect natural rights and it’s directives are backed by the peoples will. Magistrates or officials acting outside that are not law keepers. They cease to be authority and at once become criminals enforcing their will at the point of a gun!
This all started when a driver asking a police officer a question. Douglas County Deputy Evan O’Mally was a bully cop who arrested that driver, instead of simply answering the perfectly normal question “why am I being stopped.” County officials them proceeded to trample due process and because of that people started hearing about this case. Next officials went on a vengeance tantrum, refusing to back down in order to make certain that those who dared to question them were punished. But they did not anticipate the level of honorable resistance they would face.
County officials violated so many laws that they will likely to cost taxpayers millions in fallout. But that’s not new. This is the same County that was involved in the Wenatchee Witch Hunts of the 1990’s. In fact the court has now assigned Patrick McMahon as the “temporary judge.” He is not actually an elected judge, but THE SAME lawyer that defended Douglas County in that incredible abuse years ago, when families were destroyed and innocents were sent to prison. Complicit with Chelan and Okanogan Counties, the abuse is rampant.
But watch the video. Then I’ll give you details on what else happened here and why it’s so important.
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Grant Seim JR. (my Dad) taking one for liberty and refusing to stand back silent in the face of tyranny.
In the video we see 1st, 4th, 5th, and 6th amendment Constitutional violations! But what precipitated all the events in this courtroom and the open violations of the 1st and 4th. Why did the judge only allow approved press to record? A local paper that went out and reported exactly what the government wanted? Why was a man removed from the court when he had done nothing? Because Douglas County is perverting justice and they don’t want to be accountable.
“Who Stands With Me?” Were the words of Nathan Seim as he was grabbed by police and kidnapped from the courtroom. Simply for being a patriot. Those patriots were attacked, violated and arrested for defending the Constitution, due process, free speech and our neighbors, revealing a great truth about what’s happening behind closed doors. It’s time to take back our courts and take back liberty.
The justice of tyrants is to accuse victims of the very crimes they have committed! This was a rigged trial from the start. Tell Shasteen is a responsible young man working two jobs who Douglas County officials wanted to make an example of. What was his crime? Daring to question government. Yes he asked a police officer why he was being stopped! You can see that video here.
Seeing growing obstruction of justice in Tell’s case my the County, myself and a band of about 20 patriots showed up in support and to be certain that Tell got a fair trial. We started up cameras at the defendants request and sat quietly to watch.
Patriots keeping the cameras rolling. This is how to face a tyrant.
Then all hell broke loose!
County officials attacked, swooping in and dragging Nathan Seim from the court. WITHOUT ANY CAUSE! The judge had not even entered the room. There was no discussion. As Nathan was pulled from his chair the group of patriots stood up. Deputies then used him as a human battering ram, slamming him into anyone blocking their path and kidnapping him from what moments ago had been a peaceful courtroom.
The chaos and crimes were entirely by County officials. At that point the County’s every action become an attempt to illustrate the law abiding citizens as criminals, by whatever means necessary. Officers would lie in reports and the elected officials would remind everyone that they were the good guys while their lackeys in local media repeated their lies as fact. That’s exactly what happened. But they did not anticipate the video.
I had momentarily left the room before the trial and I rushed back in to pandemonium, thankful I had a backup camera in my pocket. The courtroom was chaos and defiance and as I moved to the front and the judge entered for the first time.
I challenged her outright. A judge is not above the law in a our court. I challenged her restricting of cameras from the courtroom. But even more I challenged the illegal removal of Nathan. After some oral arguments with the judge she motioned to police who rushed in and took me to the floor. The crowd erupted in anger but this was not a time for violence and the citizens made no arrests as they rightly could have done. Soon after I was gone, my dad Grant was also arrested on more false pretenses, ordered by Sheriff Gjesdal himself.
During this encounter many were assaulted, including the defendant, by County officials and the Sheriff. But the Kangaroo trial went on. My dad and I spent about 24 hours in the filthy Chelan County jail, something that in itself revealed a lot about our broken system. You can read my thoughts on that here. We were not in jail for doing evil, but for doing good. Political prisoners, nothing more. But the County was hammered with calls when the word got out. So much so that they shut down their switchboards and fumed in anger.
Local media Cover Up! Sheriff Gjesdal went on local radio and twisted what happened later that day. Biased reports from court approved media The Wenatchee World, happily played along. The World left out key details and used what appears to be intentional twisting. For example they claimed that “The jury pool was not present to see the arrests.” Yet video now shows that not only were members of the jury IN THE ROOM when the attack started and Nathan was taken into custody, but the jury room door was left open during most if the fiasco and some jurors were even watching the show. False police reports followed soon after, written to paint a false picture and in some cases openly lying about the events.
Most media failed to do homework. They simply repeated official statements, some of which were then proven false by the video. Apparently they thought no one would expose what actually happened. A good reminder to always have video and always question the official word, especially what the news is reporting. Imagine if the patriots had obeyed Judge McCauley and not done any recording unless she gave us permission?
All this of amounted to tainted jury that was them empaneled anyways. Most observers would also note that the jury pool was not a random selection. In fact nearly half the pool seemed to be friends or family of the police as revealed by court recordings. The judge even insisted jurors that were openly biased be empaneled anyways. Recordings revealed that Tell did excellent representing himself, but the event was the definition of a Kangaroo Court and there was little hope for a honest outcome.
Tell was convicted by the tainted jury and given a sentence of five days with a year probation, plus fines. That’s like a sentence that an assault or DUI offender would receive. SIMPLY FOR ASKING A QUESTION. Tell is appealing the cause and the County’s actions will hopefully come out in higher courts! Local officials involved will need to be removed from office and perhaps prosecuted and knowledge gained here must to be used to help restore justice to our courts.
The Coming Fallout:
It took a lot of time to get this video together. Much of it was recorded by myself and the brave patriots in the room that day. Some was demanded from official cameras under discovery and public records. The wait was worth it. The result of this video is an unprecedented reminder of tyranny. Had those cameras not been rolling, the outcome could have been very different.
As a side note. I’m a photographer by trade so I know what photographers look for. I remember being pushed to the floor, seeing that World reporter with his camera and thinking “I have to stay classy for the “approved media.” I knew what they were there for and I was not going to give it to them; that shot of a kicking screaming activist that they can paint as crazy in their promotion of the official State message. They did not get that shot. Instead they got a smiling activist in a suit.
The message here is not of failure, but liberty. Americans have cowered to lawless tyrants for too long. Yes, we were arrested. Yes, liberty is a sometimes rocky road. Yes our stand comes at a price. That’s part of the process. But this was a VICTORY. We cracked the door and are just getting started with an example of exposing tyranny and how much power the people hold if they simply stand up!
That’s not my devious smile. I’m trying to wrench my cuffed hands into a position for the camera in my hands. At the time I had no idea how many other cameras were rolling.
I remember I held my own camera with an iron grip as they were cuffing me. I twisted my hands hard to get the angle where I could and keep the video rolling because I’ve learned from experience how important the video is to the message. Always remember to record. The key is to expose the tyranny and awaken the hearts and minds. There was a special peace in that courtroom. A peace that comes from knowing that God is on your side, tyranny will be exposed and liberty will eventually win.
Let me also say this. I’ve seen many videos where tyrants abuse citizens for speaking truth while the people sit as silent slaves! NEVER be those slaves America. NEVER be silent in the face of evil.
Yes we could have resisted more and been well within our rights. But for the message and to make an example, it’s often better to let tyrants show their hand. In the end Douglas County officials will be held accountable to the law.
My own and my dad’s trials are coming this Spring. The County is eager for vengeance and they have trumped up charges of Obstructing a Court, Disorderly Conduct, and Contempt of Court. Which in fact are only some of the crimes that THEY committed. My dad was charged with Obstructing a Court and Disorderly Conduct. These are charges that can carry sentences that number in YEARS. We have hired renowned Constitutional attorney Stephen Pidgeon and we are NOT backing down. We ask for your support and prayers as we stand up to this rising police state!
I’m proud of the Seim’s. Of my wife Sondra. I’m proud of Tell for refusing to bow down to tyranny and defending himself like a champion, even though they blocked him at every step. I’m told at one point he pulled the Constitution out of his pocket, held it towards the judge and asked “do you use this for toilet paper?!”
I’m thankful for the support and calls people put out when they heard. I am proud of every one of the patriots there that day. They had the courage to come to that courtroom, to stand on principle and on liberty; to look tyranny in the eye with bold defiance and say, I WILL NOT COMPLY!
We must fill the seats of every court in this land with principled people who will stand in DEFIANCE of injustice from the bench. It’s not an easy road. But as we stand up to them, cameras rolling, we will educate the people and restore liberty on heart at a time. We Stand!
We need your support. Legal fees and taking on corruption comes at a price. Please donate if you can. Your ongoing prayers also mean a lot. God is with us when we stand for what is right. Finally please share this everywhere and call one of these officials if you can. Numbers you can call:
Douglas County Non-Emergency Line: (509) 663-9911
Douglas County Sheriff: (509) 884-0941
Okanogan County Sheriff (holds political prisoners for Douglas): (509) 422-7200
Chelan County Sheriff (holds political prisoners for Douglas): (509) 667-6851
Douglas County prosecutor Steve Clem: (509) 745-8535
Douglas County Commissioners – Ken Stanton, Dale Snyder, Steve Jenkins: (509) 745-8537