Made the ultimate sacrifice as a
Passer of the Torch of Liberty
This video was my first and best introduction to patriot LaVoy Finicum. The whole thing is good, but first start at 27:00 for the last 3 minutes.
Oct 14, 2015, the fateful day he first heard about what was done to the Hammond family in Oregon.
Jan 15, 2016, 11 days before they killed him. Start at 4:00 for the last 45 seconds.
I will never forget 1/27/2016, because that was a day that started like any other day and left me shattered to the core. I was just still sitting up in bed doing my usual morning check on news and found the killing of one of the Malheur Refuge occupiers. It shocked me to hear that—I had never heard of this man, LaVoy Finicum—I had to know who he was—who was this man who gave his life in this cause?--and in the process watched this half hour video he had posted, which is still how I remember Lavoy.
It was an epiphany for me, because that was the moment I saw, and really realized, and finally believed, that those in power in our federal government and its bureaucracies were not above noticing, focusing on, ambushing, and killing a citizen who posed a threat to their power, who had a VOICE that could be effective against their tyranny.
LaVoy was any one of us who speak out against what is happening to our country. He said THE SAME THINGS WE ARE SAYING, only better. He was just the one whose voice was so compelling, literally outstanding, that they came to train their guns on him. Just as easily could have been me, or you, or any of my like-minded friends.
Please watch the last 3 minutes first, starting about 27:00.
For clarification, these are his words from the final 3 minutes of this video that actually left me in tears that day, but you do have to see and hear him say them.
(relating to the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego) “Our God whom we serve will deliver us. But if not, be it known unto thee. We will not sign those mandatory terms and conditions. We will not pay those grazing fees (to a fed govt illegally claiming ownership of that land). And if we…and he will save us…and if not…if not…so be it…We will not bow. We will not comply. We will not beg. America! Stand. If you want to know what you can do…here you go. Stand.
I’ll let you know what’s going on. I’ll keep updating you. I want you to download this so it doesn’t get scrubbed from off the internet, then share it, upload it, send it out. And you can follow me here…you can follow Stanton Gleaves and Cliven Bundy. Here I am. And I’ll document this as it goes forward. They’ve called me and said ok, we’re gonna have to start doing something. Well, we’ll see what the next step is. Maybe they’ll just leave me alone. I hope they do. Because it’s not theirs.
…(some talk about the specific situation)
America, stand. The night is far spent. The Constitution has been shredded. But it lives in your heart. You know what freedom is…and what freedom isn’t. Stand. Because when you stand, others will stand with you. And God can’t stand with you if you don’t stand. Once you stand, you can expect the hand of providence to be over you. Don’t matter how it ends. It matters how you stand. This is LaVoy Finicum, One Cowboy’s Stand for Freedom. See you later.
I LOVE the reactions of the crowd at the end of this news conference:
"It's a good kind of hot"
"Yeah, it is!"