PLUCKY LADY CALLS FOR HELP!
2ND AMENDMENT ISSUE FOR PATRIOTS
By: Tom Rose
This article is a bit different than usual. It begins with a letter from a patriot lady
whose husband has been "legally" but unjustly imprisoned because he practiced
his right of gun ownership which is supposed to be protected by the Second Amendment to
the United States Constitution. Other patriots have often found themselves in similar
positions with little or no effective outside support. Read the letter she sent to me and
also the general letter she sends to all American patriots (which I have condensed). As
you read, consider how we might be of help in her very stressful situation.
There is a verse in the Bible that speaks to us like this:
Blessed be God . . .
Who comforteth us in all our tribulation,
that we may be able to comfort them which
are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith
we ourselves are comforted of God.
II Corinthians 1:3-4
Does not this verse instruct us that one reason we ourselves undergo trials and
tribulations is for the very purpose of being properly armed spiritually and
psychologically so that we, in turn, can be of help to others who are in need? Thus, I
always stand ready to help others whom I find calling for help. Indeed, I find this spirit
of mutual sympathy very active among patriotic Americans. And I am thankful for it,
because our own government at the national level is daily becoming more and more arrogant
and outright totalitarian in its treatment of citizens who once lived in a constitutional
republic known as "the home of the free and the brave."
Her Letter To Me
Dear Mr. Rose,
Hello. My husband and I met you and your wife in Dr. Peirsels office while
getting Chelation treatments. I know from our conversation that you and your wife are
conservative, Christian, patriots like my husband and myself. When trying to think of
people that may be interested in helping us I thought of you. Please read the enclosed
letter and article. If you have any connections with others who might be interested in
this cause please pass this information on to them. I would appreciate any help you may be
willing to give. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
if you would like to contact me for any reason. If you are interested in corresponding
with my husband his address is:
Terrance Willaman, Reg.#20193-068
FCI, Box 1000, Morgantown, WV 26507-1000
He would be delighted to hear from you or any other patriots who want to write.
Thank-you for your time.
Mrs. Willamans Letter to All
Dear Fellow American,
In October 2004 my husband was tried and convicted, in what I perceive to be a kangaroo
court, of possession of a 9 mm submachine gun. He was sentenced to 27 months in prison and
is now serving that term in Morgantown, West Virginia. Here is a very brief description of
what happened: In 2000 he purchased a gun kit, which is legal, from a local gun dealer; he
assembled the kit which then made it illegal. The gun never left our property and was
never fired. My husband never threatened anyone, harmed anyone, or destroyed anyones
FBI agents contacted us away from home, at an overnight stay while celebrating my
birthday. They coerced and threatened him into surrendering the gun to them. (This same
FBI agent then lied under oath on the witness stand at the trial.) We contacted an
attorney in Erie, Pa. He would charge $25,000 to enter a guilty plea. If my husband chose
to demand his right to a trial by a jury of his peers, the attorney fee would be over
$100,000. My husband chose to represent himself with the help of a paralegal, since we
could not afford those outrageous fees.
My husband spent many hours preparing for the trial. He penned a brilliant opening
statement speaking on our Constitution and the rights it affords. Literally minutes before
the trial the prosecutor, Christine Sanner, handed him a motion signed by Maurice B.
Cohill, Jr., Senior U.S. District Judge. This motion prevented Terry from even mentioning
the 1st , 2nd, or 5th, Amendments to our constitution.
The judge told my husband if he mentioned them at all that he would be held in contempt of
court, fined, and imprisoned for that offense. Therefore, Terry was left defenseless
before the jury and could say very little. After the trial, a reporter asked the
prosecutor why she had prevented Terry from speaking about the constitution. Her response
was, "We didnt want to confuse the jury." In other words, the prosecutor
knew that if the jury heard what Terry had to say, the government would have lost their
Our country is being destroyed by overzealous prosecutors and arrogant judges who
choose not to follow our Constitution but make up laws as they see fit. Our prisons are
overcrowded with innocent people. Your tax dollars pay the salary of our corrupt
prosecutors and judges. Your money also pays to support many people in prison who could be
out earning a living and paying taxes themselves.
If you want to help turn this country around and make judges accountable
for their behavior, here is what you can do:
First, write to your Congressman and demand that he introduce legislation to mandate
that the Supreme Court hear all Constitutional issues, which was once the law, and apply
the Crawford standard of original intent in every case.
Second, demand that your Congressman bring a Bill of Impeachment against Judge Maurice
B. Cohill, Jr. for trampling on the rights of an American citizen, Terrance Willaman.
Congress does have that power. The only way Congress will stand up to these arrogant
federal judges is if they think their jobs are in jeopardy. Make them believe they will
lose the next election, and they will act.
Please help my husband and other Americans by writing to your Congressman today. Thank
you for your time. May God bless you for taking a stand against evil.
What Can We Do?
First, congratulations, Susan Willaman, on a well-written letter and presentation of a
common problem that faces every American the terrifying fact that our peoples
courts have been stolen by the very people we have been paying to protect and uphold
constitutional law! When the legal profession (including judges and attorneys, who are
"officers of the court") surreptitiously undermined the Constitution of the
United States of America by replacing our original system of Common Law courts with the
Uniform Commercial Code of 1938, they knowingly created a formal system of legal chaos by
imposing a tyrannical system of "contract law." Under this unconstitutional
system, which was promoted by the American Bar Association to enhance the incomes of
licensed attorneys, the practice of law has become so complicated and cumbersomely
expensive that ordinary citizens are practically forced to seek help from high-priced law
practitioners who prey on ordinary people who are caught in the system.
What happened to Mr. Terrance Willaman is a perfect example. Note the clear evidence
from Mrs. Willamans letter of collusion between the sitting judge and the trial
prosecutor. Note also the spurious claim by the trial prosecutor that the reason for
denying Mr. Willamans right to refer to the Constitution was that "We
didnt want to confuse the jury." No! The real reason that the judge and
prosecuting attorney did not want any mention of the Bill of Rights is that they did not
want the jury to be awakened to the fact that, under the Common Law of the Constitution of
these United States of America, jury members have not only the right but the duty
of sitting in judgment of the law as well as the facts of the case. In other words, under
Common Law the jury retains the historical and constitutional authority to nullify any
instructions the sitting judge might try to impose on the jury. Americas founding
fathers set up our Constitution to protect the individual rights of each and every citizen
by establishing juries as the last final defense of accused citizens against the
always-present danger of judicial tyranny in our courts. And for many, many years the
right of jury nullification was respected and practiced in our court system; but
this changed after 1938. Recently I was called to jury service. When I insisted on my
right and duty as a jury member to sit in judgment of both the facts and the law, the
judge excused me from the panel, and he continued to excuse me from sitting on any other
cases as well. The last thing in the world that judges and prosecuting attorneys want on a
jury is anyone who can think for themselves and who have the intestinal fortitude to stand
firm. They only want jury members who are ignorant of what America is all about and who
can be easily manipulated and controlled by the powers that be.
Deep-seated problems call for radical (i.e., deep-cutting) solutions that will spue out
the festering, pus-filled cancers which now engulf the whole of American society. Over the
last 100 years or so, starting with the legal and medical professions, practically every
so-called "professional" line of employment has sought the artificial protection
of "legalized" licensing laws to exclude new-comers into professions.
Professional practitioners rail against the strong-arm tactics used by militant labor
unions, but they accomplish the use of force more effectively by invoking the police power
of the states. Thus, every state now has licensing laws that are backed up by policemen
toting guns. Give me a militant labor union any day! This perverse practice of licensing
professions has imposed ever-increasing "legal" and economic barriers which
enrich established practitioners at the expense of the general public. It also creates
highly expensive "watchdog" and regulatory government-control agencies to
tyrannize any ordinary citizen who might be "foolhardy enough" to venture onto
the protected turf of already-licensed practitioners.
All licensed professions in our country, especially the legal and medical, should be
terminated, thereby denying them government-imposed monopolistic protection against
non-licensed practitioners. Opening each and every profession to truly free-market
competition would not create a world of "quacks and ignorant
practitioners," as currently imbedded "professionals" would claim. Rather,
the fresh and stimulating atmosphere of free competition would increase peoples
available options and bring prices down to affordable levels.
I encourage readers to get in touch with Mrs.Willaman (P.O. Box 649, Cochranton, PA
16314, or at the e-mail address given above) and with Mr.Terrance Willaman (address given
above). In my discussion with her, she indicated that communication with her and/or her
husband would be welcomed. Let this patriot couple know that they have your moral support;
then circulate this article as widely as you can in order to awaken more Americans about
the inroads of judicial tyranny that are taking place in our once-Republic.
A few years ago I testified before an investigative committee of the Pennsylvania
Legislature regarding the Second Amendment. I pointed out that Americans, under protection
of the Second Amendment, have every right to own any kind of gun they desire (Yes, even
Cannons!) and that every so-called law passed by Congress, including the 1934 U.S. Supreme
Court ruling concerning sawed-off shotguns and the gun-control act of 1968, and every
succeeding anti-gun law, are unconstitutional. Our founding fathers wanted to provide each
and every American with the most up-to-date weapon of their day (the long and deadly
accurate Kentucky Rifle) not so they could have the freedom to shoot deer and
turkey, but so they could band together to oppose tyrannical rulers who had the evil
intention to rob them of their constitutionally protected right to life, liberty, and
property. I, for one, dread to live in a country where only the official police force have
the latest and best firearms, like today with our well-armed "Swat Teams." I
would feel much more secure knowing that each and every home in America was well supplied
with pistols, shotguns, semi-automatic and fully-automatic rifles. Civil rulers who are
intent in subjugating law-abiding citizens are always quick to disarm law-abiding
citizens. Note the historical examples of Russia after 1917 by Lenin and later Stalin,
Italy after 1922 by Mussolini, and Germany after 1933 by Hitler. More recently note the
systematic disarming of citizens in Britain, Canada, Australia, and now these USA.
Tyrannically minded civil rulers can always employ their "hired guns" (KGB,
Gestapo, MI5-6, FBI, CIA, BATF, "Homeland Security," etc.) to enforce their will
and to cow the people into submission. Thus, people are easily enslaved one-by-one. The
only way to short circuit the enslavement process, other than the use of outright force,
is to shine the bright light of publicity on the undermining of our constitutional
As for me, I will be sending copies of this article to various individuals and
freedom-oriented organizations who have concerns about our Second Amendment-protected
rights and who might be motivated to look into this matter:
1) Gun Owners of America
A foundation that looks into Second Amendment issues.
2) American Patriot Friends Network
3) Edgar J. Steele, Attorney
4) J.A.I.L. (Judicial Accountability
These are just a few individuals and organizations that have a sincere interest in
preserving Americas republican form of government. Make contact with them if you
have not already done so. Readers of Etherzone are doubtlessly aware of many more. We must
support fellow patriots who are in need. Follow the dictates of your conscience. Our
government in Washington, D.C., has for many decades been controlled by foreign interests
(read: Neocons) who are more than ready to build a world empire at the expense of American
blood and wealth. They control most of Americas educational system, the news media,
the judicial system, Hollywood movies, and both major political parties (the House, the
Senate, and whatever puppet happens to occupy the White House). The only viable outlet for
disseminating information on a large scale to influence public opinion is the internet,
which the tyranny builders behind our government are now striving to control. Whether
freedom will survive or fall by the wayside depends on individuals like you and me.
originally at EtherZone.com : republication allowed with this notice and hyperlink
Tom Rose is retired professor of Economics at Grove City
College, PA. He is author of eight books and hundreds of articles on free-market
economics. He is a regular columnist for Ether Zone.
We invite you to visit his website at: www.biblicaleconomics.com.
Published in the June 9, 2005 issue of Ether Zone.
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