On Friday, March 30, I was kidnapped by men calling themselves the State of New Hampshire. My alleged crimes were Resisting Detention and Disobeying an Officer. Today I was released from my caging at the Cheshire County House of Corrections. Thank you to all involved in aiding in my release. I feel fortunate to live among such a supporting community of liberty lovers.
For in-depth analysis of the incident, check out the following sources who covered the story:
A policewoman in Hollis, New Hampshire thought it was the right thing
to do to take out her pepper spray and launch it unannounced into the
eyes of peaceful 21-year-old Eric Geller, who was visiting his alma
mater to have discussions with his former professors.
In my recent interview with Eric, he says that he can’t imagine how an
imaginary entity, “The State of New Hampshire” is able to be a victim
of his peaceful actions. He also says that he feels he has the right
to stand on public property so long as he’s not hurting anyone or
getting in the way, which he says he wasn’t. Eric is facing 3
misdemeanor A charges: Criminal Trespass (being on school property),
Disorderly Conduct (being on school property), and Resisting Arrest
(going limp), and faces up to 3 years in jail plus $3,000 in fines.
His story is particularly interesting because of the recent
militarization of local police and the growing state resistance to
members of the public treating public property as if it is for public
Here’s a clip from my recent interview with Eric.
Agents of the state certainly have a lot of nerve to claim that they
were acting to protect an imaginary entity, The State of New
Hampshire, and that Eric somehow insulted the peace and dignity of
this imaginary entity by peacefully standing on property for which he
is forced to pay.
It certainly has not been argued that Eric has infringed anyone else’s
rights, but how will agents of the state pay him restitution for the
harm they inflicted on him that day by attacking and caging him?
What penalties will this police woman face for her negligence and
disregard for student safety when she unnecessarily sprayed this
chemical weapon? She will claim she was protecting student safety,
but is introducing a chemical weapon which is banned by the
international rules of war into a school the way to achieve maximum
To those of you sitting on the fence about this issue: A young man
was standing on property for which his parents paid, hurting no one.
Unprovoked, a woman inflicted immense disorienting pain into his eyes
and locked him in a cage for ransom. If you wouldn’t be willing to do
these things yourself, then I posit that you have a responsibility and
an obligation to speak out against these actions. That means using
your wallet as well as your voice. If the police aren’t working for
you, don’t pay them!
Hero and first-responder, “Number 1″ pulls me over to save me from my dangerous car, which has not been subjected to the “inspection” process by state agents in HIS “state.” For not responding to this quickly enough, I have been informed that even though I have a valid PA license, if I drive my car in “the State of New Hampshire,” I will be kidnapped and have my car stolen by agents of the state. Why? Because they’re not sure if my car is “safe.” I do not appreciate this level of “concern.” Would YOU voluntarily pay for this man to spend his day extorting money out of peaceful people for “crimes” involving no victim?
A policewoman in Hollis, New Hampshire thought it was the right thing to do to take out her pepper spray and launch it unannounced into the eyes of peaceful 21-year-old Eric Geller, who was visiting his alma mater to have discussions with his former professors.
In my recent interview with Eric, he says that he can’t imagine how an imaginary entity, “The State of New Hampshire” is able to be a victim of his peaceful actions. He also says that he feels he has the right to stand on public property so long as he’s not hurting anyone or getting in the way, which he says he wasn’t. Eric seems to be pretty liberty-minded in every matter which I discussed with him, so I look forward to hearing more as this story develops. He is new to all this legal business, and I would like to offer my support in any way I can, even if it’s just attending his trial. He hasn’t decided whether or not he will take the issue to court or accept a plea offer, so maybe if others reach out to him, he will know he will not be fighting alone. Continue reading
The Washington Post writes on Monday that women are being impacted heavily in the massacres taking place in Syria, and in return they are making an even bigger impact on the dialogue of peaceful protest. A crowd of men and women gathered Monday in mass protest against the massacre that took place the day before. Many women did not wear hijabs, a facial covering traditionally worn by women in that area.
Here’s a video of them protesting this week chanting anti-government slogans:
Here’s actress-turned activist Fadwa Sulayman, also seen without a hijab, talking about a hunger strike in which she is participating in order to draw attention to the violent repression by state agents in Syria:
In the video, the Fadwa calls for more protests outside of the embassies and hunger strikes to support the freedom of speech by the people against state agents.
In a story by the Daily Caller, the nephew of Rick Santorum explains in his own words why he is voting for Ron Paul:
If you want another big-government politician who supports the status quo to run our country, you should vote for my uncle, Rick Santorum. America is based on a strong belief in individual liberty. My uncle’s interventionist policies, both domestic and foreign, stem from his irrational fear of freedom not working.
It is not the government’s job to dictate to individuals how they must live. The Constitution was designed to protect individual liberty. My Uncle Rick cannot fathom a society in which people cooperate and work with each other freely. When Republicans were spending so much money under President Bush, my uncle was right there along with them as a senator. The reason we have so much debt is not only because of Democrats, but also because of big-spending Republicans like my Uncle Rick.
It is because of this inability of status quo politicians to recognize the importance of our individual liberties that I have been drawn to Ron Paul. Unlike my uncle, he does not believe that the American people are incapable of forming decisions. He believes that an individual is more powerful than any group (a notion our founding fathers also believed in).
Another important reason I support Ron Paul is his position on foreign policy. He is the only candidate willing to bring our troops home, not only from the Middle East, but from around the world.
Ron Paul seems to be the only candidate trying to win the election for a reason other than simply winning the election.
This year, I’ll vote for an honest change in our government. I’ll vote for real hope. I’ll vote for a real leader. This year, I will vote for Ron Paul.
When Rick Santorum, a candidate for the next dictator of the United States, was questioned about why he voted for “No Child Left Behind, Medicare Part D, and 5 Debt Ceiling increases,” he responds to the curious constituent: