The TEA movement is a movement of American citizens who are concerned about government taking over their lives. The acronym TEA stands for Taxed Enough Already. These folks are not anti-government, but they are against big government, and that includes government owning car manufacturers, plus taking over government health insurance as well as hospitals etc. In future posts I hope to look more closely at the concerns of these people and the manner in which the Obama regime and their cohorts have been smearing the TEA movement. This hopefully will include looking at the racist NAACP resolution that has smeared the TEA movement as racist (rather hypocritical of the NAACP in my opinion). The main thrust of this post, however, is to examine the case of the death of father and son cop-killers Jerry and Joseph Kane.
There is in the USA a movement known as “We the People” and there are “Patriots”. Most conservative Americans (Republican and Democrat) identify themselves as Patriots. In some circles, though “patriot” has a different meaning. It is also how the left has attempted to smear the TEA movement as being part and parcel of an extreme group known as Sovereign Citizens, who are involved amongst other things in the Restore America Plan (R.A.P.) The deaths of Jerry and Joseph Kane were seen as another opportunity of the left to smear people such as Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and other conservative voices, as well as smearing Ron Paul, Rand Paul and the Libertarian movement, as well as the TEA movement.
I first read about the Kanes when the incident occurred, but in my view, I dismissed the whole event as that of cop killers getting what they deserved. In recent days, during my reading of a blog known as Citizen Wells, a commenter started posting claims that the Kanes were “murdered” or “assassinated”, which is pretty strong language, and also incorrect because only a leader of a country such as the President of France, or the Queen of England can be assassinated. However, this reader was producing “facts” based on misinformation and doctored video tapes. The disinformation regarding the incident is rather interesting. When I spoke up stating the obvious that the Kanes were cop killers the person went into a melt down, calling me a “liar” and a “big fat liar” because I pointed to the media stories about the case, including a video clip that came from the police car that actually showed the boy, Joseph Kane using the AK-47 and killing the two policemen. Needless to say, I am not backing down on my statement that Jerry and Joseph Kane were cop killers.
A search on Google and Bing search engines will bring up posts from Huffington Post, as well as other leftist sites which smeared the TEA movement claiming that the Kanes were associated with the movement. However, the writers that did this type of smearing have no proof for their contentions. From what I have been reading about the Kanes I believe that they fit best as both anarchists and leftist, rather than right wing. This also goes for the Southern Poverty Law Centre who had been following the Kanes and had tagged them as extreme right wing… thus the SPLC has also attempted to smear the TEA movement for the same reason. Apparently the Kanes were not on the SPLC database, yet Mark Potok was still willing to smear the Patriot movement and the TEA movement.
What then are the facts that can be gleaned about the shootout? This link gives some graphic detail about the shooting murder of two police officers. The video on the side of the screen is from the dashboard of the police officer’s vehicle. As to the criticism that no shots are heard, I will state that the video is inside of the vehicle and that none of the conversation between the police officers and Jerry Kane was recorded. What I could tell from the video, is that the police stopped the car for an unknown reason. The police officer requested papers from Kane, and I assume that these were the car registration papers. There was obviously some kind of conversation going on. It is not clear that Kane threatened the officer, but what is clear is that Kane also said something to his son at one point.
A witness to the shooting stated that Jerry Kane pushed the police officer into the ditch. At this point Joseph Kane got out of the vehicle with the AK-47 and he began shooting. You can actually see him using the gun in the video as he got out of the car. However, the actual shooting of the police officer is not recorded. Joseph Kane did leave the car and move towards the ditch. He then returns to the car and waits for his father, who has grabbed the registration papers. As Jerry Kane takes off, Joseph Kane raises the AK-47 and leans out of the window, (this is seen on the video footage). He then fires the AK-47 at Evans, the other police officer who is also killed. Yes, you can see the movement of the AK-47 as Joseph Kane is firing. I have no doubt in my mind that the Kanes murdered the two police officers. There were no other parties involved at the scene of the first shoot-out. The second shoot-out occurred at the Walmart car-park. It ended with the wounding of two more police officers and the deaths of the Kanes.
A background check on Jerry Kane reveals that his last arrest was in New Mexico on April 10 where he was released on bail. Jerry Kane lived most of his life in Ohio, and the van which he was driving was registered to a New Vienna organization called House of God’s prayer. Joseph Kane never attended school and was home-schooled by his father (this gives home-schoolers a bad name). The address used for the registration of the vehicle is one that is associated with a neo-Nazi cop-killer by the name or Ray Redfeairn. The group that met at the address were also associated with the KKK. (hmmm…. now that is hardly a right wing organization with its links to the DNC!!). Jerry Kane traveled around the USA giving mortgage seminars called “Redemption” of mortgages. There are sites that go into a bit of detail about these “mortgage” seminars. All I can say is that it looks like what he was teaching was based upon a scam. I do not want to link onto some of the sites and give them traffic since what they write is in my view slanderous towards a number of people, including Ron and Ran Paul, whom I do not support.
The sovereign citizens have little in common with the people involved with the TEA movement. In fact I would not call them right wing, but I would call them left wing. My dealings with people who promote RAP tells me that this movement is leftist, yet it is to the right of the Communists. They are also anti-Semitic which was brought out after the flotilla incident when the IDF soldiers were beaten by HRH terrorists on board that one Turkey registered boat. The anti-Semitic comments were appalling indicating that these people were either followers of LaRouche or followers of Ron Paul (Ron Paul is anti-Semitic). This anti-Semitism is not in line with the regular TEA movement people.
As I learn more about the sovereign citizens I will write another post so that my readers become more aware of the existence of this particular extreme group. I will also attempt to write about the Restore America Plan as I find information that is not tainted by the extreme leftist bias of sites like Huffington Post and the Southern Poverty Law Centre. To date my exposure to RAP has come from some of the adherents who have been posting on some of the blogs that I read. My gut feel with regard to them and to what they seem to espouse is alarm. It seems that their leaders claim that they found a copy of the Constitution that has a different 14th Amendment, and therefore they disregard the real 14th amendment. What alarms me though, is that they seem to advocate the overthrow of government to replace it with a system to their liking. I cannot see any difference between their goals and those of the Progressive movement (the communists). Whilst some of their members might attend TEA movement demonstrations, there is still no evidence that RAP and sovereign citizens are a real part of the TEA movement.
In fact to the contrary, the leaders of the TEA movement are against big government, they are not against government. Being against big government simply means that government should stay out of health insurance and matters pertaining to personal health. It also means that government should not be spending money on “stimulus” programs and government should not be expanding the public sector. That in essence is a far cry from the things advocated by Jerry and Joseph Kane, as well as what is advocated by members of RAP and also those who see themselves as sovererign citizens.