Devvy Kidd

Speech to the Free Enterprise Society - July 6, 2002

Sunnyvale, California

(Condensed for publication)

        Ladies and gentlemen. These are indeed dangerous and serious times in which we live and not just from mad-dog terrorists from third world countries who hate US.

    We find ourselves in the same position as those who tried to save the Republic of Rome. I would like to open with a quote from the book, Dear and Glorious Physician, The Story of St. Luke, by one of the most prolific, magnificent writers of modern times, the late Taylor Caldwell.

    Published in 1959, this book spent 60 weeks on the NY Times bestseller list with more than 1,000,000 copies in print at the time.

    This is the character Diodorus speaking:

    "In this very Senate, not many years ago, a senator was done to death because he spoke the truth. Not by knife or sword or spear was he murdered, and not by honest stones. No honorable hand struck him down, for there was no honorable hand here. He spoke of Rome. He cried out that Rome was no longer a republic, and that she had become a bloodthirsty empire, ruled not by men of wisdom and not by law, but by Caesar and his legions, and his generals and his rapacious freedmen and his palace politicians.

    "The senator stood on this very podium and he wept for the Republic. He wept that emperors were not elected by the people, but by infamous legions and the idle and ravenous mobs who wished only to devour the fruits of the granaries and the treasures, and to be amused by charlatans and mountebanks and actors and singers and gladiators and pugilists -- at public expense."....

    "For greed, that young senator cried to you, the mobs in this city supported evil Caesars, who lusted only for power, because those Caesars promised them loot from the public treasuries. Venal senators supported those Caesars, for profit and power.

    "The lying Caesars spoke to the mobs and told them that our country could not defend itself against barbarians without allies, who must endlessly be bought and cajoled and flattered. And the traitorous Caesars plotted against their nation, mad with the lust to be gilded like gods by the whole world, and to be acclaimed by millions of thieves and beggars and wrestlers and freedmen and the cowardly, who never felt a pulse of patriotism in their vultures hearts!"......

    "Let me move your hearts!" he cried. "It is not yet too late!

    "The course of empire leads only to death. Senators, look at me! Listen with your hearts, and not with your evil minds. Turn back to liberty, to frugality, to morality to peace, to Rome. Think no longer of those who appoint you, those whose bellies demand to be satisfied by the very blood of Rome, the very flesh of Rome, the hard-earned gold of Rome. Bow no longer to false Caesars, who, defying our very Constitution, issue mandates against the welfare of Rome and place themselves above the law which our fathers formulated, and for which they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.

    "Rome was conceived in good faith and in justice, and in the worship of God, and in the name of the manhood of man. Return our country to the rule of law and strike down the rule by men.

    "Restore the treasuries. Withdraw our legions from foreign lands which hate us, and will destroy us at a moment's notice when it serves their interests. Repeal the taxes which crush those who work hard and industriously.

    "Tell your multitudes that they must work or they shall starve. Drive from the Palatine itself the masses of toadies and self-seekers and thieves! Drive from the Palatine the puny freedmen who say 'Yes, yes!' to Caesar, and bow before him as though he were a god and not human flesh. Cleanse this chamber of rascals and mountebanks and demagogues who declaim in rounded phrases that the welfare of the people is close to their hearts, but who really mean that they will do the will of the mob in exchange for vile plaudits and power, and bribery!"....

    "Romans! In the name of God, in the name of Cincinnatus, the Father of this Country, in the name of heroism and peace and manliness and freedom and justice, I beg of you to restore yourselves as the guardians of Rome, to cast out the usurper of the powers which rightfully belong to you, to impeach and to punish those who seized those powers in order to pervert the laws of our fathers! Let your Roman hearts speak and your Roman spirits cry out against the expedient and the corrupt, against the vainglorious and the traitors, against Caesars who anoint themselves as gods and hold court for the depraved and the ambitious and those who would dissipate the strength of our people, our Constitution, and our traditions! If you turn from your country, then she will die, and a thousand thousand legions shall not save her and a thousand bloody Caesars will vainly blow to the winds."

    Tiberius, the Caesar of the time, responded to this attack:

    "I am a soldier. I am surrounded by sycophants and liars, and in that Diodorus speaks truth. What is lavish and uncomprehending praise given out of self-seeking and fear?

    "What is flattery if lips that speak it only fawn, and in that fawning profit? The dull ear is servant to a duller tongue. As a I solider I prefer men of simple truth and without complexities who speak in honor and of patriotism. But where are men today in Rome?"....

    "Let me tell you this," said Tiberius, quietly. "Venal Caesars, power-mad Caesars, never seize power, never destroy law and their country. Their power is forced on them by an evil and despicable people, a selfish and cowardly people. Where are the guardians of the people's liberty then? You are silent, you are slaves in spirit, you are thieves and cowards. But a people deserve their lawmakers."......

    "Rome!" he said. "Do I recognize this Rome of polyglot slaves, of Scythians, Britons, Gauls, barbarians, Greeks, Assyrians, Egyptians, and the scum of a whole world? Where are the Romans? They have lost their identity. They have lost their tongues, their minds, their souls, their virility. What have I to do with such a Rome? I am not an honorable man! I am what my people have made me. I am their captive, not their Emperor. Here is no escaping the evil of a debased people."......

    "I am here only to do the filthy will of a nation obstinately determined to commit suicide. If I break the law and the Constitution in their greedy behalf, they applaud me. If I have given up my hope of restoring the Treasury, they praise me for having their welfare at heart. Their welfare! Dogs and jackals!" End of quote.

    The rabble, the mob of "democracy" exist only to suck off the productive. These may sound like harsh words, but only a willfully blind person can't see the hand writing on the wall.

    History does repeat itself. Those who ignore it are doomed to repeat it. Unfortunately, you and I are watching history right now. We are watching America follow the same blueprint of destruction that caused the Roman Empire to wither into dust.

    America was once a great nation of people who used to be self reliant, determined, masters of their own destiny and strong warriors. We can be that way again and I believe we will.

Dresden Jameson said:

    "The ideal tyranny is that which is ignorantly self administered by its victims. The most perfect slaves are, therefore, those which blissfully and unawaredly enslave themselves."

    The majority of America's population have been seduced into a welfare mentality that has reduced so many into pathetic, weak, self-centered, self-absorbed, lazy, dumbed down adults who behave like children depending upon Mother Government for all their needs.

    Too many coming from third world or communist/fascist countries care nothing for assimilating into the western culture. They are here to leech off the productive.

    However, every person sitting in this room and watching this video, has the opportunity to make and shape history by committing ourselves 100% to the challenges which face every freedom loving American.

    While most of the self-ordained slaves in this country will willfully continue to believe lies from the politicians who unlawfully rob the public treasury to support the rabble of the mob, there are millions of real Americans who are becoming informed and determined to stop the destruction of this Republic.

    Those of us who are committed to this cause should not worry ourselves overmuch about the sheep out in America. We will never reach all the people and we don't need to. We only need those men and women who have the stomach to stand up and be counted. Our numbers grow by the day.

    On September 14, 1994, David Rockefeller, speaking at the Business Council for the United Nothing [UN] said:

    "But this present window of opportunity, during which a truly peaceful and interdependent world order might be built, will not be open for long. Already there are powerful forces at work that threaten to destroy all of our hopes and efforts to erect an enduring structure of global interdependence."

    We the people who cherish freedom are closing that so-called window of opportunity and we intend to ratchet up the game in the immediate future.

    For many years I have said that most people don't become activists until they become victims. As more and more of these draconian junk laws passed by Congress and the 50 state legislatures affect more of the general population, we are beginning to see the sleeping tiger awaken.

    Let me provide you with just a few examples:

Klamath Falls

The people of the great State of Tennessee stopped their legislature on four different occasions from passing a law mandating a state income tax.

South Texas - For the past ten years, the Mexican government has been deliberately and willfully violating a 1944 water treaty, literally destroying farmers in that region. Mexico's President Vicente Fox, a very good friend of Mr. Bush, treated the desperate situation faced by America's farmers as if it were a joke. I say Mr. Fox should remember that We the People have not forgotten the Alamo.

The farmers got out in numbers with their tractors and threatened to block international bridges.

An agreement was reached on June 29th regarding this problem but no date has been set for getting the water flowing. We'll see how good the Mexican government is about keeping their word.

Grant County Oregon

On May 26, 2002, this was on the local ballot:

Grant County's citizens voted to give themselves the authority to cut trees on the public land that surrounds their towns and scattered ranches. They also approved by a margin of 58% of the vote, a second measure demanding the United Nations stay out of their county.

Bravehart Poster - Direct attention

What kind of man would defy a King?

What kind of American will defy tyranny?

    I say the same caliber as those who fought and gave us our freedom back in 1776. In the movie Braveheart, Robert the Bruce visits his father and says, "Father, the rebellion has begun."

    Here in America, I say the revolution has begun. Is there a difference?

    Absolutely. We are not children rebelling against our nation of laws, but rather we are The People engaged in a revolution to stop the destruction of our constitutional Republic. As Steve Farrell, a noted writer with, so eloquently stated in a recent commentary:

    "The War for Independence was a just war, fought on the American side by those who upheld and defended established law, eternal principles and inalienable rights, as no men in the world's history before them had.

    "And so, let this then be said and remembered forever: These, our Founders, were not rebels, but principled patriots and prophets who bravely battled for Liberty and Law!"

    How many in the audience are familiar with what happened in Nevada back in 1999 which was called the Jarbridge Shovel Brigade?

    This incident had to do with the feds and a road in Nevada. In October of 1999, a group of Elko County citizens, led by Assemblyman John Carpenter, Attorney Grant Gerber, and Chris Johnson, an area businessman, went to Jarbidge to rebuild the road, using man and horse power. They were stopped by a restraining order.

    Earlier this year I spoke with Grant while I was up in Klamath Falls, Oregon. These folks out in Nevada called the government's bluff and they won. Janet Reno flinched. The road is open. It is now time for everyone in the freedom movement to step up to the plate and become very public.

    The criminally deranged in the greenie movement get out there and make a lot of noise. The gas bags in Congress and the 50 state legislatures tremble.

    The morally depraved in the homosexual movement get out there and make a lot of noise. The immoral cowards in Congress and the 50 state legislatures get down on their knees and worship their perversions.

    The courageous and brave Americans in the civil rights movement stood their ground for what they believed in and Americans by the millions responded to their voice for equal protection under the law.

    The conservatives in this country go to the polls and try to vote in conservative Republicans who immediately betray the desperate who "elected" them.

    When it comes to the Constitution vs jobs, the constitution will lose every time. It used to be different. It's a sad and sorry state of affairs, but the situation has been deliberately fostered through destructive mechanisms like NAFTA, GATT and other factors destroying America's primary job bases: agriculture, industrial and manufacturing. America is becoming a service oriented nation. It's killing the middle class and our class.

    Either the people are going to walk their talk or our children and grand children will also be robbed of their right to pursue life, liberty and happiness by standing here doing what I'm doing today.

    It truly is now because the more we push, the harder the world order architects will push back. We either go for the jugular or we go down. I am not asking anyone to break any laws. Quite the contrary. If the powers that be wish to consider the action of the people to whom this country, this government belongs as civil disobedience, fine with me.

    And finally, I would like to bring up the subject of fear.

    Do you think that the men who stood their ground at Lexington & Concord, April 19, 1775 didn't experience fear? Of course they did. But, they didn't let their fear rule them and yes, they knew they would probably die, not just give up four walls and a few pieces of paper.

    Do you think my husband and the 558,000+ men who served in Viet Nam weren't afraid in the jungles over there, or our fighting forces at Guadacanal, in Italy, Guam, during WWI, Korea or any of the other unholy wars the bankers have orchestrated? Of course they were.

    But, they didn't let their fear rule them and yes, hundreds of thousands have died on the battlefields around this globe - to keep America free. To keep you free.

    Do you think that Patrick Henry wasn't afraid deep down inside the pit of his gut when he gave his "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech on March 23, 1775? It would have been easier for Patrick Henry and the others to just get on their knees and settle for the scraps from the table of King George III. But, they couldn't do that -the fire in their belly which burned for freedom was stronger than their fear.

    Do you think that firemen and policemen don't feel that clawing, terrible, tangible fear moving up their belly when they are called upon to fight a fire or stop criminals or rescue someone? What would happen if they allowed that fear to turn to cowardice and simply walked away?

    What if everyone who ever felt fear, simply took the easy way out? What if everyone who ever felt fear, just gave up and said, "I can live on my knees. At least I will be alive and comfortable."

    That reminds me of the movie, The Magnificent Seven. After Eli Wallach, the bad bandito, comes in and shoots up the village and kills one of the peons, the village men stand around looking at each other. One man sheepishly and in a cowardly fashion says, "It's not so bad. They do leave us a little to eat."

    John Adams had something to say about such submission:

    "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."

    In the movie, Braveheart, which is obviously my favorite, William Wallace bursts into a tap room full of nobles and says:

    "My army has marched for more days than I can remember and we still have preparations to make so I'll make this plain: We require every soldier you can summon. Your personal escorts, even yourselves and we need them now."

    A noble replies: "With such a force arrayed against us, it's time to discuss other options."

    To which Wallace replies: "Other options? Do you wish at least to lead your men onto the field and barter a better deal with Longshanks before you tuck tail and run?"

    A noble replies: "We cannot defeat this army."

    Wallace replies: "We can. And we will. We won at Sterling and still you quibble. We won at York and you would not support us. If you no stand up with us now I say you are cowards."

    It's okay to be afraid, but it's not okay to do nothing about it. I would call your attention to the Declaration of Independence, specifically the last sentence:

    "And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor."

    The Founding Fathers believed so strongly in those words, they were willing to die for them. They were willing to walk out their front doors and never look back, which I will do in a heartbeat if it becomes necessary. Freedom is more important than a few walls that can be rebuilt.

    In the weeks and months ahead, I would ask you to think about individuals like William Wallace, Patrick Henry, Cmdr. Sam Donaldson and so many others. They were the "warrior class" I spoke of earlier. Duty, honor, country. They lived those words.

If every life is a biography, what will yours reflect?

If we don't run these lawbreakers to ground now, what generation will do it? Take a look out there in America. It's pretty bad.

 Freedom cannot be attained and retained by observers.

 Freedom gained and kept can only be achieved with a warrior class who will stand firm and live the words they speak.

Will you be part of the warrior class?

Thank you.