Operation Choke Point, ordering ammunition online

Go Ahead, It's A Free Country

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“Go ahead, it’s a free country.” Thirty years ago that phrase was uttered all the time across the United States by people of all political persuasions in a sarcastic manner to other people when someone asked, “Hey, do you mind if I do ........?”


Ask yourself, over the last ten years, when was the last time you heard someone say “Go ahead, it’s a free country”? It is a phrase that is seldom, if ever, used in America any longer. There is a reason that it is rarely used in America any longer. It is because in America you are no longer free.

The Bill of Rights still exists. The Constitution still exists. The Declaration of Independence still exists. However, the Government, through Executive Order and illegal/unconstitutional legislation, has negated your rights, your natural rights, your God-given rights to be free.

You no longer hear “GO AHEAD, IT’S A FREE COUNTRY” because it is no longer a free country and subconsciously we recognize that. I came to that realization hard and fast when I attempted to order ammunition online. A simple transaction that I have completed 20 to 25 times in the past with no glitches, no problems, no hang-ups, and no interference suddenly became a nightmare. I had heard of “Operation Choke Point” being run by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and how they were making it difficult for unsavory businesses such as massage parlors, prostitutes, anything they thought was manufacturing narcotics, or firearms and ammunition manufacturers to do banking.

I had not heard that they were clamping down on the ability of the citizens who make purchases of said products. On this night, with several thousand rounds of ammunition in my shopping cart, I attempted to check out. After three attempts to check out on cheaperthandirt.com’s website and it not taking my debit card, I called the help line at the website only to be instructed that this has become a fairly common issue lately and that I would have to call my bank.

Now, being a liberty-minded individual, I was really angry, angry enough that I thought blood was going to spurt out of my eyes. I looked up the phone number for Chase Bank and called them. The customer service representative said that he had no idea what was going on. When I asked him about Operation Choke Point he seemed to be completely unaware of what I was referencing and said he would have to transfer me to their special fraud department, which I thought was unusual considering there was no fraud involved.

When I got transferred, the gentleman introduced himself. He did not identify himself as a Chase representative. He said, “I see here that you’re trying to purchase ammunition from cheaperthandirt.com”. When I said “yes”, he said, “Are you sure you want to do that?” to which I replied, “Uh? Yeah. That’s why I’ve been trying to do it.” He said, “Just a minute”.

After a few moments he came back on the line and said, “You should be able to go back to the website and complete your purchase.” At that time I asked him if this was in relation to Operation Choke Point. His response was a nervous chuckle followed by “No, not at all (nervous chuckle).”

Whether or not at this point I was talking to someone who actually worked for Chase or someone who worked for one of the Alphabet Agencies is really unknown to me because unlike most employees at Chase he did not identify as to which department in Chase he worked in; he merely said who he was, and he asked if I really wanted to buy ammunition. Of course I wanted to buy the ammunition; that is what I was trying to purchase. Not being retarded, I wanted to buy that which I was trying to buy.

Angrily, I returned to the Cheaper Than Dirt website only to discover that my shopping cart had been somehow wiped clean. Keep in mind that I had been talking to an alleged member of chase.com who was merely granting approval for the purchase through my debit card but…somehow the shopping cart at cheaperthandirt.com became empty after I had filled it with all of the different cases of ammunition that I had wanted. Now, I was furious.

There is no way to express in words the anger and distrust that I felt then and feel now towards my Government and whoever it was in the special fraud department at Chase or whatever branch of the Government I got transferred to. Those of you who think that it is still a free country, go right ahead, keep thinking that. But let me show you why it is not.

  • Police in Habersham County, Georgia, severely burned a 19-month-old baby with a flash-bang grenade on a drug raid. During a raid on a home where they were looking for a suspect who was not there, they used the flash-bang grenade sometime shortly before 3:00 a.m. on May 26, 2014. It landed in the bed with the child. Anyone who is not familiar with flash-bang grenades might think that this is a simple device used by the police department that creates noise and a blinding flash, but this is not the case. They are hand grenades that bang, and that flash is created by gunpowder and it causes fires. It says right on the side of the flash-bang grenade that it can cause loss of limb and loss of life, yet we allow our law enforcement to use these regularly against people who may be 19-month-old babies asleep in a crib, may be a household of unarmed people with children, or may be a household of unarmed people whom the warrant does not even address. Still think you are free?
  • Kyle Howell, an unarmed 20-year-old black male, was being arrested for being black during a traffic stop by police in New York City, and he was beaten severely and hospitalized. The Nassau County police officers who beat him have pled not guilty to the beating despite the fact that each and every one of them was seen on videotape beating him as he lay in the street. Still think you are free?
  • The Communist News Network (CNN) is reporting in an update to the burned baby raid listed above that the target of the warrant, who was not even there at the home when the police raided it and severely disfigured the baby with the flash-bang grenade, will be charged for the damage and the injuries, the assault on the child because the police are never at fault for what they do. Just ask them; they will tell you. Still think you are free?
  • Naval Captain Nicolas Aquino was arrested in his own home by police last December because he did not know his neighbor. He repeatedly told the officer he was the property owner. He was not granted the opportunity to demonstrate that he was the property owner. Instead, he was beaten, handcuffed, and put into a patrol car for being a homeowner and a naval captain. Still think you are free?
  • A man in Hawthorne, California, was beaten severely by police officers there. He was making sign language gestures to police officers attempting to demonstrate to them that he was deaf and could not understand the commands that they were shouting at him as he was picking up his personal property off his porch at his home. Rather than further investigate, the officers took the signs that the deaf man was making to be threatening gang signs; they attacked him and beat him. Still think you are free?
  • On May 28, 2014, more than 100 officers of the Seattle Police Department (SPD) filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice, Attorney General Eric Holder, a.k.a. Stedman, claiming that the Department of Justice’s new use of force rules were so prohibitive that they failed to allow the Seattle Police Department the latitude that they needed to beat suspects in their own homes and abuse people as was previously listed above. Still think you are free?
  • Officer Gerald Di Pasquale screamed, “I’ll take this place and then whoever owns it will # kill you…you’ll be dead and your family will be dead”, to the operator of a salon in a Chicago raid upon her tanning salon and massage parlor. Officer Di Pasquale followed this up with, “You’re not # American! I’ll put you in a UPS box and send you back to wherever the # you came from!” Still think you are free?
  • Washington State voters approved the legalization of marijuana through an initiative called I-502. A few weeks after that, the State of Washington went into a high-speed wobble, and a grand tyrannical response has made a new standard driving under the influence that puts any patient who takes any sort of medication in peril. Under this new standard, should you be pulled over for speeding because maybe you drifted into another lane, something is slightly erratic in your driving, and the officer who pulls you over thinks that you might be under the influence of some sort of an intoxicant, he or she can take you in, book you, force a blood test upon you, impound your vehicle, and remand you to court for a hearing. You will have to post bond long before the blood test results come back and even if you do not test positive for any controlled substance, if you test for some sort of medication that is on the list as an anti-anxiety medication, an antidepressant, or any other commonly used drug, including nasal inhalers, medicine for allergies and such, you could find yourself charged for driving under the influence. Thank you, Big Brother, thank you, Nanny State - and you thought you were free.
  • Fans of music have been criminalized. Followers of the Insane Clown Posse, often called Juggalos, are a devoted fanhood. They love the Insane Clown Posse, also called ICP. They get down with the clown. There is a full-fledged cultural identity on display with the annual gathering of the Juggalos that is held at Cave In Rock, Illinois, as carnival rides and a variety of other things, with lots of Faygo, the inexpensive soda favored by the group, and drugs and sex are shared. However, the Department of Justice, along with the Southern Poverty Law Center and several other groups, have labeled fans of the Insane Clown Posse, the Juggalos, as a threat group, as a gang, as a national security risk, because they like music. People in their 50s will probably remember having been part of something called the KISS Army when they were growing up. The KISS Army is no different than the Juggalos, merely fans of a band uniting and identifying with one another. Identifying them as a security threat group is a blatant threat to free speech in America. When I was in the KISS Army, I was no more a threat to the Government than Mother Teresa was a threat to a leper. Free? I think not.
  • The Food and Drug Administration, a.k.a. the FDA, has made an unpalatable cheese crackdown. Artisan cheeses that are oftentimes aged on wooden planks in order to help facilitate their tasty flavors and are a centuries-old practice have been banned by the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA decision will not only harm American cheese makers, it will also bring a halt to the importation of artisan cheeses from abroad, and not being able to use the wood boards to age cheese will drastically change the flavors of the artisan cheeses that we have come to know and love. It is time to tell the Nanny State to stick it in the fanny. You are no longer free.
  • Drummers twirl their drumsticks, but when a kid in New Jersey twirled a pencil in class the same way, the school system threatened to have him taken from his father, required blood and urine testing to check for narcotics, and believed him to be making gun motions for merely twirling a pencil. Not even our children can escape the insanity of our Governmental regulations. No one is safe, and no one is free.

My fellow Americans, I submit to you that the next time you hear someone utter the phrase, “Go ahead, it’s a free country”, stop, look them dead in the eye, and say, “What gave you that idea?”

America is not a free country. You are not free to move about. You are not free to come and go. You are not free to drive without your papers. You are not free in certain states to be a passenger without your papers. If you are a resident of the State of California, you cannot be a passenger in a motor vehicle without having ID, whereas in most states you can be a passenger in a vehicle and if you get pulled over and an officer asks you for your ID you do not have to provide it.

The only time you have to provide identification to law enforcement is if you are the suspect of a crime and the officer has probable cause to believe that you are. However, the xxxx xxxx ticket writers who have turned into tyrants in America have let things like their own over-militarized S.W.A.T. training, their MRAP’s, and all of their high-end fear merchandise go to their heads. These thugs have become storm troopers and agents of the Federal Government.

They are no longer oath-abiding, law-abiding Americans who are on your side. There are still a few good police officers out there. However, most of the police officers in this day and age exist to serve their own unholy egos. You are on your own. You are not in a free country any longer, and you must be prepared to do that which you must in order to remain free and in order not to be taken into the Government’s police plantation. If you become arrested, whether the charges are dropped, whether you are never prosecuted, whether charges are never filed against you, or if you are found not guilty, it matters not.

You will always be on the police plantation. What I mean by that is, any time an NCIC check is run it will show your arrest. If you were arrested for having an illegal weapon, be it a fish whacker, billy club, shotgun that was a little too short - whatever - and charges were never filed/dismissed, you never went to court, every officer who pulls you over, when he runs your license, will see that you were pulled over and have been arrested for having an illegal weapon, and you will be treated as such for the rest of your life. An employer who runs a background check will see it. This will limit your ability to earn and it changes your status as a free American.

Think about it - when someone tells you, “Go ahead, it’s a free country”, no, it is not, and you need to remind him or her it is not. In fact, do not utter the phrase “Go ahead, it’s a free country”. Instead, when someone asks you if he or she should do something, tell that person, “I’d say, go ahead, it’s a free country, but it isn’t anymore.”


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