A day rarely passes when Americans don’t read about crimes being perpetrated not only by citizens, but by the very law enforcement officials whose duty it is to protect citizens. We all read about these shocking incidents, be they the tasering of old ladies, the arrest and hand-cuffing of female concert pianists who may be exceeding the speed limit by one mile an hour, or to use a word we all love to use: “whatever”.
This morning an email brought me news of another atrocity to be added to the list of law enforcement abuse:
On Sunday, October 21, 2007, Billy Miller was arrested by the Farmington, New Hampshire (LIVE FREE OR DIE!) Police Department on charges of misdemeanor. He was unlawfully held at the Strafford County Correctional Facility, Dover, NH in the “booking department” for seventeen days. THIS IS AGAINST THE LAW. NO ONE MAY BE HELD FOR MORE THAN 72 HOURS!
Bail condition was set at $20,000 cash ONLY, excessive, and held in a state of peonage which is strictly prohibited by the Constitution. He was drugged from the first day (documented), restrained, denied visitation, held in solitare with lights illuminated 24 hours, denied his right to file a Writ of Habeas Corpus.
During Billy’s detainment, his mother, Marie Luise Miller, was permitted a few visits, and than none. The attempt is to deem her son incompetent. Her son is an extremely intelligent man, a veteran of Gulf War I, 82nd Airborne , Special Forces. Billy was competent and coherent during his mother’s first two visits with him. Thereafter, it was obvious by her son’s physical appearance and frame of mind that he was under the control of some kind of substance. On her last permitted visit, Friday, November 2nd his skin was red as a lobster and his facial skin was red and blue. His mother has been, since then, denied visitation and the reason for denial of visits by the guards is that her son is mentally incompetent and needs medical attention. If that being the case, he should be in a hospital, NOT IN JAIL!
On November 7, 2007 Billy’s mother filed a Writ of Habeas Corpus in Superior Court and somewhere between November 7th and 8th, as the judge denied the Habeas Corpus, her son was moved to the State Mental Hospital, New Hampshire (Live Free or Die!) This was supposed to be an order from the judge for 10 days’ observation. Instead, Billy was held there for 13 days where the drugging continued. Questions about the medication went unanswered and requests to see the doctor were ignored.
On November 20, 2007, much to her horror, his mother learned that her son had been moved to the State Prison psychiatric ward in Concord.
Billy Miller is being incapacitated by the drugs and being held with convicted criminals and has not even had a trial! His life is at risk!
So, what can I do? What can you do? What can all of us do?
Americans are good people, but many of us have excuses for our inability to take a courageous stand. We lean on the excuse that maybe Billy’s situation is not as bad as it sounds; maybe there’s another side to the story; anyway, our lives are so busy (we are overwhelmed by job loss, illness, depression, high cost of gasoline and heating fuel, mortgage to pay, etc., etc.). The very sad truth related to doing “nothing” is:
“YOU’LL KNOW IT IS TRUE WHEN IT HAPPENS TO YOU!”
Once we (yes, that means you and me, not just the Billy Millers of the world) are the victims of government abuse, the semi-legitimate excuses for doing “nothing” mentioned above will seem meaningless in contrast to the victimization we and our families and friends will be forced to endure, if we do nothing.
Are we going to hold off helping our fellow citizens until the same kind of thing that happened to Billy Miller has happened to a majority of our people? How long will we, as individuals, be exempt from such government tyranny?
Will we wait until our government has taken total control of our lives and abused our God-given Constitutional rights, as happened in Nazi Germany when good Germans knew of the atrocities, but did nothing?
Have we forgotten that our state and national governments are limited by the U.S. Constitution in their ability to abuse citizens? Have we forgotten that the Constitution and the Bill of Rights still exist, and that our government is framed so that we have representation through our elected officials to redress tyrannical acts of the state or federal government? Or perhaps we have bought into the globalist argument that our Constitution is outmoded?
New Hampshire State Government, which ironically boasts on its license plates “Live Free or Die!”, and New Hampshire’s Congressional Delegation, are bound by their oath of office to deal with this matter. Citizens of New Hampshire MUST politely let their elected officials at the local, state and federal level know that such abuse will NOT be tolerated and that they will be “out of office” if action is not IMMEDIATELY taken to reverse this tragic situation and see that those responsible for this cruel and unlawful treatment of Billy Miller are removed from their jobs and receive appropriate punishment.
On this Thanksgiving Day, 2007, let us remember not only to thank God for the blessings he has bestowed upon our families and nation, but also to take action to protect the very God-given freedoms which are so clearly enumerated in the Constitution of the United States of America and the Bill of Rights, the very freedoms for which Billy Miller was willing to die when he served in the military during Gulf War I.