Welcome to the Mesa County Committee of Correspondence

"Committees of Correspondence" were a crucially important tool which America's founders used to fight against King George's propaganda and keep track of what was actually going on in their world. With the advent of personal computers, the Internet, the World Wide Web and hyperlinking, getting real news out to real people in real time — and thereby fighting against the lies and spin of the so-called "Main Stream Media (MSM) — has become exponentially easier and cheaper. It is now possible to send out newsletters and alerts via email to literally thousands of people simultaneously in about a sixtieth of a second for a sixth of a cent. Cool, huh?! (Note: for you new surfers who want to read the rest of this introduction, just click HERE or click on "Read more" right below the banner.)

Why the Mesa County Committee of Correspondence is important and timely

Your humble webmaster says the following as a pro-self-ownership individual who firmly believes in both the moral correctness and sustainability of free markets, both of ideas and goods and services.

Capital stole Labor long ago. How that was done is set forth in an essay titled "On the Deception of Money: How 'Capital' Has Stolen Labor".

The bottom line is that Labor is ignorant in the subjects such as Economics 101, Politics 101, Government 101 and Law 101. One of the goals of the Mesa County Committee of Correspondence is the help cure those deficiencies.

Law enforcement's criminal conspiracy to violate David Cox's civil rights

By John Wilkenson

Let me start by saying this essay is in effect an alternative-media op-ed piece consisting 100% of my opinion articulated in political and parody speech, which is NOT to be construed as anything other than educational, and which is specifically protected by the 1st Amendment and by Article II, Section 10 of the Colorado Constitution which says:
"Section 10. Freedom of speech and press. No law shall be passed impairing the freedom of speech; every person shall be free to speak, write or publish whatever he will on any subject, being responsible for all abuse of that liberty; and in all suits and prosecutions for libel the truth thereof may be given in evidence, and the jury, under the direction of the court, shall determine the law and the fact."

Mesa County's "Good Old Boy" duopoly corruptocracy has had its way for entirely too long. SOMEBODY has to try to bell the cat. Somebody has to grit their teeth, suck it up, say "the Emperor is a criminal scumbag who has no clothes," and let the political chips fall where they may. David Cox is a friend of mine, so I guess the task falls to your humble author.

This is a hard story to write, precisely because there are so many apparently disconnected dots to connect in the mind of any interested reader/s. The best way to expose the wannabe-clever criminal manipulations of cutesy pie government criminals who are trying to cover their tracks is to deconstruct their web of deceit line by line, sentence by sentence, and paragraph by paragraph, and compare the acts and conditions they are alleging about the person they are trying to destroy with the actual language of the controlling statutes, the controlling case law and provable documented facts. The method I chose to do that was with a series of lettered (A, B, C, D, etc) logically titled subsections. As any good lawyer can tell you, the facts of any given case determine what law applies to that case. (Please feel free to copy and/or quote all or any part of this essay/tutorial and distribute it as far and wide to as many people as possible.)

Random thoughts on Fisk v. Delta

By John Wilkenson

Being a 1st Amendment absolutist in the school of Thomas Jefferson and William O. Douglas, I found the the story about Cidney Fisk's lawsuit against Delta County School District 50J, et al, absolutely fascinating.

For a non-lawyer, I have done quite a bit of research on the 1st Amendment and related case law, as might be ascertained from the "Legal Disclaimer" page of this website, so, for me, trying to find the line between a student's right to express her opinion, and a teacher's right to control the classroom, teach the curriculum and prevent counterproductive disruptions is an extremely interesting exercise.

The story that first got me interested in this case appeared in the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, was titled "Atheist student sues Delta schools", and was written by Erin McIntyre.

What got me going was the way the story was written. It left out WAY too much of the most interesting information, and, in my opinion, leaned too much toward the world view of the religion-hating Freedom From Religion Foundation without being transparent about the wannabe-subtle propaganda.

My response to Anne Landman and the so-called "atheists and free thinkers" of Western Colorado

By John Wilkenson

On 7/21/17, the Daily Sentinel ran a story titled "Atheist group objects to prayer, wants officials to ‘get to work’" written by Erin McIntire.

Has anybody besides me had their fill of Anne Landman and the local so-called “atheists and free thinkers”? It is not all that hard to conclusively prove that they are neither free nor anything but shallow thinkers.

First of all, many (if not a majority) of history's greatest scientific minds were theists/deists. Why? Because they were less intelligent than Landman et al? Don't make me laugh.

Let's talk some real “nitty gritty” reality here.

First of all nobody KNOWS diddley squat about how or why the universe and/or human beings came into existence. How do I know that Landman and the laughably-named “free thinkers” don't know diddley squat? Easy. Because I myself don't know diddley squat and, like Diogenes looking for his “honest man”, I've spent much of my life trying to “know myself” and “searching for the truth”. I've read countless books by countless people light years smarter than Landman et al. I have been graced with considerable intellectual curiosity which enables me to easily recognize a lack of same in others, especially pain-in-the-ass, blow-hard, fascistic leftists and other collectivist propagandists.

How To Talk To Police 101; How and why Rule of Law, per se, is not enforced in Mesa County

By John Wilkenson

I want to begin by being absolutely unequivocally crystal clear that many people who work in law enforcement -- (by general the term "law enforcement", I mean to include the people who work in the judicial, district attorney, sheriff's, police departments, jails, etc) -- are decent, hard-working and well-intended people, absolutely worthy of our sincere respect, gratitude, cooperation and assistance. I want to be equally clear that, in my opinion, society very much needs constitution-obedient policing to protect decent law-abiding citizens from "bad guy" scumbags. That means if a law-enforcement officer has 4th-Amendment-valid probable cause to believe a suspect has committed, is committing, or is imminently about to commit a violation of some criminal statute, the suspect should arrested, put in the paddy wagon and deposited in jail by the officer WITH THE LEAST AMOUNT OF PHYSICAL FORCE NECESSARY. Obviously, under extreme conditions, the officer might be forced to use deadly force his or her own life or the life of another. But those situations should be VERY few and far between.

Unfortunately, despite what we were all taught by our parents, churches and schools, that is NOT what happens, and that is NOT the way the actual mechanics of so-called "law enforcement" works in real life. In the past two years I have learned the following FACT: In real life, THERE IS NO SUCH THING as "enforcement of the law (statutes) per se. There is only WHAT LAW ENFORCEMENT PERSONNEL WANT TO DO with a given situation. Let's look at how and why that is true.

Introducing the Mesa County Sunshine Brigade -- "dragging government criminals kicking and screaming into the sunlight!"

By John Wilkenson

"If we care about our remaining liberties we must at some point draw a line in the sand and let politicians and bureaucrats know we will not tolerate further encroachment on our God-given rights to liberty." ~ Walter E. Williams

With absolutely no disrespect whatsoever intended toward anyone -- especially any friend of self-ownership -- having watched any number of online conversations between local freedom activists, I have to say that it looks like trying to get activists on the same page is not unlike trying to herd cats. Hence this little tutorial on "Cat Herding 101". (That's meant as a harmless joke, fellow liberty lovers, so PLEASE accept it that way!)

Mesa County's Rampant Social Security Fraud and Judicial Corruption – Isn't It Time To Recall the Commissioners En Masse?

By John Wilkenson

(Note: Interested persons can read Part 1 of this exposé HERE and/or HERE.)

This exposé/essay is in part a citizen's indictment of corrupt government, and, in part, an experiment to see if internet/computer technology and citizen journalism -- (BE THE MEDIA!) -- can win a political contest against the VDM (vestigial dinosaur media, aka "MSM") and the duopoly (GOP/DEM) establishment corruptocrats who have a political stranglehold on Mesa County. It is an exercise in 1st-Amendment-protected political/opinion speech. For all those individuals who like to incessantly whine to their friends about Mesa County's corrupt "Good Old Boy" (GOB) gang while doing nothing of real effect/impact to correct the situation, I (your humble author/editor) very much need your help in getting the truth out about the systemic "circling of the wagons" to cover up local judicial felonies1. You can help by sharing this exposé/essay with every Mesa County resident/voter you know. Please feel free to copy and disseminate all or any part of it.

How Local Judges' Crimes Have Kept Local Man From Seeing Two Of His Children For 17 Years

By John Wilkenson

I considered making the title of this exposé either, "How judicial crimes, faux 'oversight' by the Mesa County Commissioners, and a 'blackout' of the story by the Good Old Daily Sentinel enable rampant corruption at the Mesa County Department of Human Services" or "A Treatise on Men's Rights In Family Courts". But brevity and pithiness prevailed.

There is no nice way to say this: in my opinion, several former and current public “servants” deserve to do serious prison time for the egregious crimes -- yes, that includes felonies -- they have committed against my brother David in family court.

MC Sheriff's Deputies' overreaction to "Banana Man" makes Mesa County the laughing stock of the whole world

By John Wilkenson

The original story, written by Daily Sentinel reporter, Charles Ashby, was first published in the Daily Sentinel on Monday, November 24, 2014 under the title, "Man tells deputies aiming a banana was stunt; he’s jailed, anyway". The story has gone viral, including being linked by Drudge, and much of the cyberspace community seems to take great pleasure in making fun of the Colorado's "stupid pussy cops" who apparently can't tell the difference between a banana and a gun and are calling Nathan Channing "Banana Man". The polls I've seen indicate a majority of the public believe charges of felony menacing are a gross overreaction to the factual reality of the case. In my opinion, this typical police-state situation is far more lawless and sinister than it appears at first glance. Let's look at it.

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