Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Jim Jones of Gun Rights

Chris Brown of Media Matters sent us the link to this wonderful article by his colleague David Hothouse, which contains a fantastic video of Schaeffer Cox.

A video posted online in June 2009 shows Alaska Congressman Don Young signing a revolutionary "Letter of Declaration" written by Alaska militia leader Schaeffer Cox, who was arrested yesterday along with four compatriots for allegedly plotting to kidnap and murder Alaska State Troopers and a Fairbanks judge.
At the 5:00 point, Schaeffer explains economics in a nutshell, simple enough for every gun owner to understand. At 7 minutes he explains how juries work. From there he goes right into what "sovereignity" really means.

Is this guy a smooth talker or what?  Aren't your grass roots gun owners usually suspicious of slick salesmen like this guy?  Is his con job so slick that it fools them? Or is his following not as widespread as he'd like us to think?

What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.


  1. I didn't bother with the whole video, but he was wrong about the Fed making up dollars out of "thin air". The new fiat dollars are made out of existing fiat dollars. It's like making pies out of pies, if you make ten pies out of one pie then each pie will be worth 1/10 of the old pie.

    Jim Jones caused the deaths of what, over a thousand people? This guy ain't no Jim Jones.

  2. He's got an hypnotic charisma which he uses to prey on people's fears and insecurities.

    Is that not a description of Jim Jones?