FBI and Tennessee Law Enforcement Considers Those Doubting Obama’s Eligibility/Identity “Sovereign Citizens”


by Sharon Rondeau

Obama's "Certification of Live Birth," or "COLB" which appeared on the internet in June 2008 on several websites, was deemed a forgery by many analysts, as was the subsequent "long-form" birth certificate released on April 27, 2011. There is no official state seal certifying the document as a copy of an original.

(May 6, 2012) —The Knoxville office of the FBI and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation consider those doubting the authenticity of Barack Hussein Obama’s birth documentation potential domestic terrorists and part of the “sovereign citizen movement” identified in training materials in use throughout the nation or at least in the state of Tennessee.

The Knoxville office of the FBI has labeled Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III a “sovereign and a birther” to a citizen during a face-to-face meeting about corruption in Monroe County, TN.

The 26-page Power Point presentation entitled “Suspicious Activity Report Line Officer Training” contains multiple slides of alleged “sovereign citizen” activity and persons with the “Tennessee Fusion Center” identification and internet url on page 25.  The Fusion Center is operated by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, a statewide agency whose description is “a team effort of local, state and federal law enforcement, in cooperation with the citizens of the State of Tennessee, for the timely receipt, analysis and dissemination of terrorism information and criminal activity relating to Tennessee.”

Corruption within the TBI has been reported to The Post & Email on numerous occasions.  Although having contacted the agency regarding a murder committed in July 2010 as well as child neglect and corruption within the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and judiciary, we have never received any kind of response.

The Post & Email had contacted both the TBI and the Knoxville FBI regarding the “tampering with government records” charge against Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III on two occasions in writing but did not receive a response.  Instead, two months later, they chose to engage a local state law enforcement officer and an FBI agent to retrieve the documents in question, which we handed to them without incident on February 7, 2012.  Before leaving, the FBI agent asked if we had ever heard of the “sovereign citizen movement,” and we said, “Yes, vaguely,” to which the agent responded, “They’re people who want to overthrow the U.S. government.  If you ever run across anyone who makes you feel uncomfortable, please get in touch with us” and handed us his business card.

Fitzpatrick has told The Post & Email that the documents he mailed to us were lying “unguarded” on a table with other documents made available to the public on December 7, 2011, the day on which the two grand juries for 2012 were chosen by Judge Amy Reedy.  He has maintained that no “criminal intent” was present when he picked up the documents, and The Post & Email published a story about them on December 20, 2011.   The court clerk admitted on January 17, 2012 that her signature had been placed on the charging documents by an unidentified person serving as Fitzpatrick’s accuser.

“How long have they been forging signatures on documents to be used to arrest and jail people?” Fitzpatrick asked.

TBI employees were present in Monroe County, TN on April 20, 2010 along with other law enforcement groups when it had been falsely rumored that groups of militia members planned to descend on the town of Madisonville to “take over the courthouse” and effect “citizens’ arrests” during an assignment hearing for Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III.  Darren Huff, who had traveled to the courthouse to observe the court proceedings, was later arrested and convicted of a federal firearms charge for which he is incarcerated and awaiting sentencing.  Huff has maintained his innocence since that day.

Eyewitness reports contradict the government’s accounts of the events of April 20 in Madisonville, and Fitzpatrick said he had no idea that anyone would be attending his hearing.  He stated that those who did wanted to observe and came unarmed.  One “William L. Bryan” took responsibility for the large police presence in Madisonville on April 20 but does not appear to have been questioned, despite the fact that there was no violence and the deployment reportedly cost $450,000.

Fitzpatrick has seen the training materials and described them as “nothing but propaganda.”  He told Senior Judge Walter C. Kurtz during a hearing on May 4, 2012 that he is “not a sovereign” and also stated that the “grand jury” in Monroe County was illegally constructed.  The Monroe County judiciary and Sheriff’s Department have demonstrated that they do not wish citizens to report activity within their jurisdiction to a press outlet which does not necessarily toe the government line as does the local media.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department has attempted to defame Fitzpatrick prior to the release of the training materials naming him as a potential domestic terrorist, apparently unaware that if proven, a lawsuit for defamation of character possibly ranging in the multi-millions of dollars could be filed and won against them.

Page 12 of FBI/TBI Power Point presentation stating that Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III "was indicted by the Monroe County grand jury and was found guilty of resisting arrest on June 23, 2011." It does not state that the grand jury foreman had never been properly appointed or sworn in, as was exposed later
Enlarged detail of first slide on page 12 of Power Point training program naming Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III and Darren Huff as "sovereign citizens"

In a Power Point slide which asks “What do They Believe?” Obama’s short-form “birth certificate” is pictured on the left, with an explanatory note in a shaded box to the right which reads:

Birthers contest President Obama’s constitutional eligibility to hold office
This is based on the belief he was not born in the United States and has provided a forged Hawaiian birth certificate

The slide and all of the others like it bear the emblem of the Tennessee Fusion Center in the upper left corner, while the upper-right corner of the slides contain the logo of the Tennessee Office of Homeland Security (at bottom of page).

The upper-right corner of each page shows the date of “1/26/2012.”

Page 9 of FBI/TBI training PDF including "Birthers" as "sovereign citizens"

People such as Donald Trump, Pat Boone, and several state representatives have questioned the authenticity of Obama’s documentation or birthplace both before and after a Cold Case Posse’s press conference on March 1, 2012 where it was stated that both Obama’s long-form birth certificate and Selective Service registration card are forgeries.  Numerous document and software analysts had concluded the same prior to the press conference.

Instead of questioning the White House, FBI or Obama himself, many reporters became angry at the Cold Case Posse following its announcement of its findings.  Would forged documents be an indication of identity fraud?

Direct questions sent to the FBI and the White House about the results of the posse’s investigation have gone unanswered.  The state of Hawaii has refused to release Obama’s original birth certificate which it allegedly holds in its files.

There is reason to believe that Obama was not born in the United States or is otherwise hiding something about his background which he does not wish the public to know based on his refusal to release medical records, college and elementary school records, Illinois state senate records, and anything written when he served as president of the Harvard Law Review.  In early March, it was revealed that Prof. Charles Ogletree of Harvard had purposely concealed a video of Obama embracing and ideologically supporting Prof. Derrick Bell, whose books contained radical, racist ideas.

Birthplace is perhaps one element of several which must be considered to declare a person a “natural born Citizen” as stipulated by Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution.  The FBI considers some who describe themselves as “constitutionalists” to also be “sovereign citizens.”

A writer going by the “pen” name of “Pen Johansson” has mused that Obama is related in some way to Malcolm X. Researcher Martha Trowbridge agrees, having stated that Malcolm X is Obama’s biological father.  Others have declared that Obama’s father is Frank Marshall Davis.

Obama has himself admitted to creating “composite characters” in what were alleged to be factual accounts of events in not one, but two, books about his life.  In Dreams From My Father, Obama stated, if he is indeed the author, that he happened to come across his “birth certificate” with some other personal items during his high school years.  If that were the case, why did he not simply release it to the public during the 2008 campaign when the question about his constitutional eligibility first arose?

Members of Obama’s own party are reportedly not pleased with his performance.

To this writer, the training package appears to be unprofessionally prepared, lacking in adequate documentation to prove its points, and out-of-date, given the findings of the Cold Case Posse and the growing doubt within the voting public that Obama has been truthful about his background. The Power Point presentation appears to be written for people without much formal education.

While there are violent criminals who may call themselves “sovereign citizens,” there is no evidence that Fitzpatrick or Huff embraced the ideology of violence.

The Post & Email spoke with Fitzpatrick about the training materials naming him a “sovereign citizen:”

One of the comments that is made in the training manual is that I was leading an armed group of people on the 20th of April and the reason that there was no kind of political or violent unrest that day was because of the overwhelming police response.  The cops are claiming credit for saying that nothing happened that day because of their overwhelming presence.  That’s a lie!

There was no violence contemplated; there was no possibility that day for any kind of violent act to be carried out by the people who came in ones and twos because they wanted to attend a hearing lawfully.  They wanted to come into a courtroom and sit there and listen to what was going to happen to me.  They didn’t bring guns with them.  Darren Huff had weapons with him, but the FBI knew about his intent to lawfully bring weapons with him.  They stopped him on Interstate 75 the next day and didn’t find anything untoward.  Darren locked up his weapons and put them away.  In any event, he was carrying lawfully; he was fully registered; there was nothing at all illegal, and they let him continue into Madisonville.  The federal government was looking to provoke some kind of response where they could have shot someone dead that day or done something else to make it look as if their actions were lawful so that they could put together this fiction that there is a group of “extreme patriots,” a group of veterans and other like-minded people who are trying to overthrow a lawful government and do so violently.  This is nothing but a fiction.

What we have discovered is exactly the opposite:  the government is operating unlawfully and unconstitutionally, and everything that we did was done legally and by the book, in plain view, in the open, with public notice.  There was full disclosure.  There was nothing done that the police could not have asked us about and been informed about beforehand.  Nothing.  And they have reason to believe, because of this William L. Bryan out of North Carolina – they just jumped on that. I believe that was noting but an excuse.  I am speculating right now, but I think Bryan was put up to that.  And by the way, they haven’t yet pointed to Bryan and said, “Well, that’s why we responded.”  Who knows what intelligence they used?  Pat Wilson and other people from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department have told us that the reason we saw that massive law enforcement response on April 20 was because of material they read at The Jaghunter and The Post & Email.  And by the way, The Post & Email is mentioned in the training materials that you have right now.  They talk about me talking to you.  They said my issue was “treason” and that at some point, I changed my strategy and started making reports to The Post & Email.

State and local government is working together with the FBI, Homeland Security, the ATF Explosive agency to try to create a fiction about people who recognize the corruption in government and are trying to stop it, and they’re trying to make us look like criminals.  They’ve converted innocent actions into this massive criminal exercise by what they’re calling “twisted patriots” or “right-wing nuts.”  This is a full-court press by Barack Obama.  He’s leading the charge; he is personally responsible.  Oh, by the way:  I’m the guy who named him in commission of treason over three years ago, and now we just have another expression of Mr. Obama’s attack on the U.S. Constitution and his operation of a government not found in our U.S. Constitution. Mr. Obama is cannibalizing his own people; he’s destroying his own countrymen so that he can continue his destruction of the Constitution and our republican form of government.  That’s what this training session is all about, and cops across the country have no idea what the truth is because they’re being fed this propaganda.  They think this is what’s going on.  And very few people here locally are reporting the truth about what really is going on here.  The local press is as complicit in trying to destroy our country as is the larger press industry – TIME Magazine and others:  MSNBC, the Chattanooga Time Free Press, the Associated Press – these people have the information available to them that I’ve shared with The Post & Email and which they have ignored.  No one has yet reported that Mr. Pettway was dismissed as well as Marsha Crabtree from Hamilton County after 20 years.  No one has reported that Mr. Pettway was in that position for 28 consecutive years, and nobody has reported that he was never appointed to be in that position.

5 Responses to "FBI and Tennessee Law Enforcement Considers Those Doubting Obama’s Eligibility/Identity “Sovereign Citizens”"

  1. gigclick   Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 11:55 AM

    Why don’t they get Perkins & Coie DNC Law Firm in Seattle to release Obama’s great record collection and let the “public” see what is being hidden at tax payers expense? Just release the records and it will all be told! Where are Obama’s citizenship papers? Was he naturalized when he returned to the U.S. as a Citizen of Indonesia by their Constitutional Law to be a student/resident/Muslim there under Jakarta for 8 years, all friends of his Muslim father Malcolm X? Since he attended college here under “foreign student status” and his tuition was partly paid for by the “Ayers family”, where are his
    “Citizenship Papers” at this time and why are they being hidden at Perkins & Coie DNC Law Firm??? How many people know Bari Malik Shabazz is our POTUS and a radical Muslim usurper? When will “America” wake up from sleep walking and the “judicial” stop playing the “Hillary No Standing” game?

  2. OPOVV   Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 9:58 AM

    1. A law degree is a requirement for employment with the FBI.
    2. Affirmative Action has lowered the standards of institutions of higher learning, including schools of law; ergo, current employment by the FBI are people whose mental capabilities are on par with ambulance chasers and the DOJ.
    3. The concept of the “Nuremburg Defense” is complicated for those with a challenged mental capability to comprehend, for if that WASN’T the case, the FBI would have arrested the de facto fake president Hussein Obama, Eric Holder, et al, years ago.
    4. The fact that the FBI accepts lies as truth (ineligible as eligible) and categorizes supporters of the Constitution as “terrorists”, leaves a lot to be desired in supporting a welfare payment to government employees who have no concept of honor and integrity: they are blind to fact over hype, truth over the lie that is Obama, the Constitution over slavery, freedom of religion over a Totalitarian system.
    5. So George Washington was a Sovereign Citizen, and the rest of the Founding Fathers, and what about those who died at Gettysburg, Omaha Beach, and Vietnam Vets? And those in the Gulf War, and those who are serving in our armed forces today? What about Audie Murphy? He was a Sovereign Citizen, and so am I.
    6. So here’s my theory: today’s government is not of the people, by the people, and certainly not for the people, and that’s a concept that’s easily understood and proved: I took an Oath to the Constitution and I stand by that Oath, and ANYONE who gets in the way of that Oath is a terrorist. Period.

  3. slcraig   Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    To a Pen;

    There you touched on one of the large problems that perpetuate the large problems, i.e., The Congress in whole passes far too many Acts that ‘delegate’ the authorities to Departments and their sub-divisions ‘to make such rules and regulations as may be necessary to bring into effect the laws made herein’………..

    In other words, our Representatives, who we have ‘delegated’ certain powers, then in turn ‘delegate’ the powers we entrusted to them to unelected persons …’to make such rules and regulations as may be necessary to bring into effect the laws made herein’…….

    This is a problem that needs a solution…….

  4. geodan   Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 8:19 AM

    This piece of SPLC propoganda is based on their invented term, sovereign-citizen, which is an oxymoron, i.e. “a combination of contradictory or incongruous words” – Websters Dictionary.

    Black’s Law Dictionary 5th Edition, page 1252, defines in part: Sovereignty: the “self-sufficient source of political power from which all specific political powers are derived” and “paramount control of the constitution and frame of government and its administration.”

    That definition fits our situation. We the People are the self-sufficient source of political power from which the power of constitutions derive, and through the amendment process we are the paramount control of those constitutions and the governments they frame. We have sovereignty, and are sovereign, but only when we know what that means, and put it to practice.

    Article V, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution states, “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government.”

    In a Republican Form of Government each of the people is sovereign, meaning they retain and exercise their Creator-endowed unalienable Rights, among which are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness, a portion of which they LEND to the society where they live, and its governments, in order to secure greater protection of their rights.

    When functioning under oath in an official capacity, such as a senator or policeman, or while functioning in some other ficitional capacity that was created by man and defined by his laws, such as a cabbie or guardian, the sovereign is limited by the lawful conduct of his fictional role, such as by strictly obeying their oath, and all traffic laws, under threat of punishment.

    On page 221, Black’s Law defines “citizen. [as] One who, UNDER the Constitution and laws of the United States, or of a particular state, is a member of the political community [i.e. functions within the policy or administration of government], owing ALLEGIANCE and being ENTITLED to the enjoyment of full CIVIL RIGHTS,” where “civil rights” are no rights at all, but are rather limited government granted benefits and privileges; and where allegiance is “Obligation of fidelity and obedience to government.” As such, these fictional “persons” operate under lawful permissions, requiring a license, permit, or other grant of authority.

    What, therefore, is a “sovereign-citizen?” Perhaps a FEMA SPLC agent, who is a citizen at work, and a sovereign at play, but is not aware of the difference?

  5. A pen   Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 5:53 AM

    Isn’t it the SPLC that is producing material reflecting it’s political position and not really any government entity authorized to set policy or define criminal acts? I was under the impression that congress passed laws, defined the terms of them and provided the funding to see the executive branch enforce those laws. The SPLC is not a government agency is it? Or does it covertly work for a political party whose head is acting as president? In any case, it’s very troubling to see private citizens be judged by a legal foundation instead of a court and to have that judgement used as a discriminatory training aid. In effect it makes anyone serving in congress or any court that might serve a subpoena for original documents required to uphold the constitution a possible terrorist? It boils down to it’s now an act of terrorism to hold the constitution up as the highest law of the land. Is it not an act of oppression to suggest a citizen supporting his country is a terrorist? I would expect this act from an enemy of the nation not a part of it.

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