Welcome to the 2012 Minnesota Rally for Freedom
Date: August 12, 2012 |
Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Where: Eagan Community Center
1501 Central Parkway,
Eagan, Minnesota 55121
Join like minded patriots and supporters of liberty and our Constitution on August 12, 2012 at the Eagan community center.
Special guests include:
Stewart Rhodes - Founder of Oath Keepers
Adam Kokesh - Veteran, Patriot, and host of Adam vs. the man
Will Johnson - Leader of Iowa's Liberty Movement
David Gerson - CD2 Congressional Candidate
Robert Vaughn - Patriot
Jordan Page - Musician
Luke Rudkowski - We Are Change Founding Member
Sean Wright - We Are Change MN
Eric Sayward - We Are Change WI
David Crowley - Film Producer (Gray State)
Stewart is the founder and President of Oath Keepers. He was born in Fresno, CA and comes from a family of hard working migrant farm workers (of Mexican and Apache Indian decent) on his mother's side, and hard working Midwest farmers, horsemen, and GM auto workers on his father's side. Both sides of his family have a long tradition of military service. During WWII his Grandfather on his mother's side was a B-17 ball turret belly gunner, and his Grandfather on his father's side of the family served as an Army infantryman in the Battle of the Bulge. Nearly all of his uncles on both sides of the family served in the Army or Marine Corps during WWII, Korea, and Vietnam, and his father served as a Marine.
Following the family tradition, Stewart joined the Army straight out of high school at age eighteen, attending Basic, AIT and Jump School at Ft. Benning, GA and then serving as a paratrooper (11B1P Airborne Infantry) stationed first at Ft. Bragg, NC and then at Ft. Lewis, WA, where he served in a long range Airborne scout company for the 9th Infantry Division until disabled in a rough terrain parachuting accident during a night jump. (jump #36!)
After the Army, Stewart graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where his honor thesis focused on the political theory of James Madison. While attending UNLV, Stewart taught rape prevention and street crime survival as a volunteer instructor for the UNLV Jean Nidetch Women's Center. He also worked as a professional sculptor and as a Nevada State certified concealed carry firearms instructor. After college he worked on Rep. Ron Paul's (R, TX) DC staff.
Stewart graduated from Yale Law School in 2004, where his paper "Solving the Puzzle of Enemy Combatant Status" won Yale's Judge William E. Miller Prize for best paper on the Bill of Rights. He assisted teaching U.S. military history at Yale's History Department, was a Yale Research Scholar, and is now writing a book on the dangers of applying the laws of war to the American people (with partial support from a modest but gracious grant from Yale Law School). After law school he clerked for the Arizona Supreme Court and then served as a small town Montana criminal defense (including contract public defender) and general practice lawyer. He has served in a pro bono capacity on several gun rights cases before federal Courts of Appeal and the United States Supreme Court. While practicing law in Montana, he also served as a volunteer fire-fighter ( practicing what he preaches).
Stewart was invited to speak at Stanford University on unlawful enemy combatant status, and teaches classes on the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Stewart currently writes articles on the Bill of Rights for S.W.A.T. Magazine, and has written for The Warrior, the journal of Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyer's College; for www.moreliberty.org; and for Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership (JPFO), and for his own Dirt Rhodes Scholar blog where he was an outspoken critic of Bush Administration violations of the Constitution (www.stewart-rhodes.blogspot.com).
After founding Oath Keepers, Stewart has appeared on dozens of nationally syndicated radio shows, on scores of local radio shows across the country, and has appeared on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews, on Fox News' The Factor with Bill O'Reilly, and on CNN Special Reports.
(born February 1, 1982) is an American activist and talk radio host. Kokesh was a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps Reserve and is a veteran of the Iraq War. He is an outspoken opponent of the U.S. military intervention in Iraq and has received media attention related to anti-war protest activities. He is the son of Charles Kokesh, a Santa Fe venture capitalist, founder of a firm called Technology Funding and owner of the Santa Fe Horse Park
After returning from Iraq, Kokesh resumed his studies and completed his bachelor's degree in psychology at Claremont McKenna College. In February 2007, Kokesh became an active participant in the Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW). On March 19, 2007, to mark the 4th anniversary of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Kokesh and 12 other Iraq Veterans Against the War members participated in an occupation-like mock patrol of Washington D.C. Kokesh first came to national attention after he was interviewed on CNN and his photograph appeared in newspapers throughout the country, including the front page of the Los Angeles Times at a protest during Alberto Gonzales's testimony to Congress regarding the dismissal of U.S. attorneys. Kokesh, wearing his Marine Corps Boonie hat, held up a large sign counting the number of times Gonzalez said "I don't remember" or "I don't recall" (Kokesh claimed Gonzalez used such phrases 74 times).
Kokesh arrest at Senate Hart office building, April 26, 2007
In April 2007 Kokesh and a number of other activists were arrested for protesting the Iraq war in the Senate Hart Office Building. Kokesh had performed a ceremony for lost service members using an American flag.
In June 2007 Kokesh, along with IVAW members Liam Madden and Nate Lewis, were arrested for crossing onto the property of Fort Benning during an anti-war protest. A spokesperson for the IVAW said the three had accidentally stepped onto the base while talking to a guard. The trespass charges were dismissed.
Kokesh enrolled in graduate studies in political management at George Washington University. In October 2007, Kokesh, along with six other students, created controversy by putting up satirical political posters across the university campus. The posters featured a picture of a stereotypical Arab man and the headline "Hate Muslims? So do we!!!," with illustrative captions explaining that the typical Muslim is equipped with a venom-spouting mouth, laser-shooting eyes, and hidden AK-47:s, among other parodical features. The poster was signed "Students for Conservativo-Fascism Awareness," and encouraged students to visit the right-wing website terrorismawareness.org. Kokesh and the six other students publicly admitted to responsibility amidst accusations that the poster was Islamophobic, maintaining that their intent was to spread awareness of what they considered to be the overtly racist intentions of the above-mentioned website's "Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week" organized by a conservative student organization and featuring David Horowitz.
On September 2, 2008, Kokesh spoke at Representative Ron Paul's Rally for the Republic in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he stated, "While it is our responsibility now to resist tyranny civily, while we still can, there may come a time when we will say to the powers that be, be it with your blood or ours we have come to water the tree of liberty ... who will stand with me?"
On September 4, 2008, Kokesh interrupted Senator John McCain's acceptance speech of the GOP nomination for President at the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Holding a sign reading "McCain Votes Against Vets" on one side and "You can't win an occupation" on the other, Kokesh yelled, "Ask him why he votes against vets!" A member of the audience grabbed the sign and tore it in two. Kokesh was released shortly after being detained by local police.
On May 28, 2011, Kokesh and other activists participated in a flash mob-silent dance at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. in protest of a recent ruling against dancing in the monument; the activists were arrested by force. A much larger protest the following Saturday, June 4, 2011, organized by Kokesh and Code Pink, involved about 200 protesters and 75 dancers. About 10 minutes after the dancing began, police began clearing the monument. No arrests were made. When asked by a journalist if he had a permit to protest, Kokesh reportedly produced a copy of the Constitution and said, "Actually I got a permit. It's the same one I swore an oath to when I enlisted in the Marine Corps. And it says something about 'freedom of assembly.' Which means you don't need permission from anybody to come together and speak your mind."
Kokesh is Jewish, but has publicly criticized Jewish organizations such as the Anti-Defamation League. In a 2009 interview he expressed discomfort when told about positive comments about him on the Stormfront website.
My name is Will Johnson. I have been involved with the Ron Paul movement since 2007. Here is a brief bio of my involvement;
2008 local RP Delegate,
2010 U.S. Congressional Candidate (R Primary),
2010 Campaign Manager for U.S. Congressional Candidate McCormick (RPrimary-Wisconsin liberty candidate),
2011 1st District CFLChair,
2011-2012 IA 1st District Co-Chair for Ron Paul 2012 (probono),
2011-2012 Dubuque County Ron Paul Coordinator
2012 County, District, State, and now National GOP Delegate for Ron Paul,
2012 Elected Chairman of IA 1st C.D. State Reconvening,
2012 (Jan 3rd) Authored my 1st liberty book under the published title "Noble World Order",
2012 Iowa Senate Candidate (R- won my primary),
2012 (Aug 6th) dealt Red-Light Cameras in Iowa a blow.
My 2010 U.S. Congressional Primary bid in the 1st C.D.was the only federal race of a liberty candidate in Iowa at the time. CNN posted a chart of the Counties carried by Ron Paul in 2012's Caucus and the most successful district by far was my 1st C.D.
I am a U.S. Navy veteran 2001-2005 when I served in Naval Intelligence with Hebrew being my language and Israel/Middle-East being the AOR. I also speak fluent Mandarin Chinese as I lived and studied in Hangzhou, China for 1 1/2 years.
I am currently in a general race for Iowa Senate seat 50.
I have consistently carried the liberty message forward and will continue to do so in Tampa as an unbound but still Ron Paul National Delegate. I will vote my conscience as I have advocated others do for years now.
My dear friends and fellow patriots we have come a long way. Our detractors told us to sit down, go along, be silent,and give up. We have defied all the odds.
Yours in Liberty,
Iowa Senate 50
DailyPaul Chip-In Post
IAState Convention Tweet Feed from JoeSchueller
Additional Media links:
1-MinuteMedia speech (Constitution)
SaturdayMay 15, 2010, Will was interviewed by Clyde Cleveland and ToddMcGreevy, co-hosts of the Common Sense Revisited weekly radio show onRepublic Broadcasting Network.
ClaytonCounty CFL (2010 congressional primary) Farmersburg: Nullification,Party of Power vs. Party of Principle, CFR discussion
David was born in Boston in 1967. At age 15 his family moved to North Carolina. He attended North Carolina State University where he graduated in the top 1% of his class with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and went on to receive a masters degree in Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering while performing his graduate research with IBM in San Jose, CA. David has been working for a global engineering company since 2002 and has responsibilities for working across the company in Engineering Leadership Transformation. He is a private sector leader who understands global business. David has a keen interest in economics and published a break-through book, "How Crony Capitalism Crushed the Middle Class and Killed the Economy: Revealing the Economics of Legal Plunder," exposing the economics of crony capitalism while debunking the common myths used to distort the conversation.
David is running for Congress in Minnesota's 2nd Congressional District. He is intrinsically motivated to participate in the transformation of the Republican Party from the party of privileged large corporate interests to the party of the people, by the people, and for the people to create a more even playing field in our pursuit of happiness.
A native Californian, Robert Vaughn was born in 1959 at the U.S. Naval Hospital in San Diego. Raised and educated in Los Angeles County, the former Aviation Technician proudly served from 1979 through 1983, under his Commander-in-Chief Ronald Reagan. Robert held high level top-secret clearance, was involved with squadron operations, and was responsible for tracking Russian nuclear submarines operating in the Pacific Ocean, with great attention to the entire west coast of the United States.
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After serving honorably in our US Navy, Robert worked in various fields, from private security to owning and managing a printed circuit board manufacturing company, whose customers included many established Silicon Valley electronic and computer corporations.
Robert currently works for the Department of Children and Family Services in the Adoptions Division and was recently promoted to the Probation Department within the Revenue Enhancement Division. Robert is also a member of SEIU 721.
In 2008, Robert ran for and was elected to the 44th Assembly District Central Committee of Los Angeles County. In December 2008, he was elected Second Vice Chairman to its executive board. Today he humbly assumes all his responsibilities on the many boards he participates on as he serves all voters and their families in fostering the values and principles of this nation.
Due to the loss of high quality and high paying jobs to overseas corporations (and for many other reasons), Robert became politically active beginning in 2000. Eventually, after volunteering on various campaigns, he was appointed as the Los Angeles County Coordinator for Congressman Ron Paul's 2008 presidential campaign. Following the presidential campaign he continued to work in the community to support conservative issues and candidates.
"I believe now is the time for all Americans to stand up and take their local governments to task in returning the will of the people back to those they serve. The protection of individual rights over government dictates has been stepped upon and forgotten. It is time for our elected officials to do the right thing for "We the People" regardless of party affiliation."
Robert considers himself to be a life long student, with particular interest in science, politics and economics. He presently holds a certificate in Addictions Counseling. Robert looks forward to continuing his education in political science and endeavors to obtain his law degree in the near future to help those whose rights are being trampled on.
As an ardent supporter of the US Constitution and our Bill of Rights, Robert fully supports the 2nd Amendment rights of law abiding citizens, to protect themselves and their families. He is a champion of true Republican principles, a voracious reader of fiction and nonfiction, and your everyday family man.
He traces his American ancestry to before the Constitution was enacted in the 13 colonies and to his family arriving to California in 1859. His family roots are firmly planted in service to our nation, state and county. Many of his family helped to build our nation's infrastructure in its delicate and historic infancy.
Jordan Page is a young Singer/Songwriter and itinerant musician seeking to mobilize a new generation to stand up for their country and the rights of the individual. Jordan uses his talents to promote a message of peace while educating and mobilizing resistance to tyranny and the erosion of American civil rights.
A mix of acoustic rock, hard rock, and folk, Jordan puts forth a powerful lyrical message with equally impactful music to educate and entertain simultaneously. He embodies the protesting spirit of Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Steve Earle and Eddie Vedder before him, which is so rare in music today. Speaking truth to power in song, Jordan has raised his voice against Corporate Fraud and misguided Government policies with the hopes of activating a new generation to social conscience and peaceful political protest. Like his forebears, Jordan seeks to change society and the world for the better through his words and his music. He empowers his audience by letting them know that the real revolution begins with the individual.
Over the past few years, Jordan has honed his songwriting and musicianship and is now selling out clubs throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, on the East Coast from Maine to Florida, and in the Mid-West. He has been a headlining performer at over 50 political and protest events all over the country, performing alongside Congressman Dr. Ron Paul and Judge Andrew Napolitano, and has been a featured guest on numerous news and talk show programs including Fox News - The Strategy Room and Freedom Watch Live.
Jordan's new album release "Liberty" contains his most impactful work to date as he takes on hard subjects. The track "Frontlines" (including topics such as overcrowded, and under-funded schools); the title cut "Liberty" (discussing the too cozy relationship between Corporate America and Government Regulators and how we should be taking a stand against it), and "Victory Song" (how its not about Democrats or Republicans, but about WE THE PEOPLE and how united we stand or divided we will ALL fall) are examples of how Jordan uses music to empower people to stand up for what they believe in and to start working together to make positive change. Jordan's sincerity, integrity, heart, and courage of his convictions shine throughout the entire album, making it powerful from start to finish. As a result, his music is starting to resonate in the wider world. His song "Liberty" was recently requested to be used as the theme song for the National Libertarian Party of
Spain and his song "Dragons" was recently licensed as the Main Title theme music for the new hard hitting political talk show "Adam VS the Man" on RT TV America.
As long as there is a cause worth fighting for Jordan Page will be speaking out for the rights of the people and singing a call to action.
Founding member of "We Are Change", Luke Rudkowski is well known in the "truth movement" as the master of confrontation. Luke has confronted our leadership with an "in your face" style of ambush journalism in the years following 9/11. His videos have received world-wide attention, catipulting him into the international spotlight. Rudkowski is one of the original founding members of "We Are Change" which has continued to promote Ghandi's philosophy that we need to be the change that we wish to see in the world.
Sean Wright is the campaign manager for the "Gerson for Congress" campaign, member of "we are change Minnessota", and constitutional patriot. Sean has been an instramental leader in the truth movement and has traveled the country in search of truth and justice. Mr. Wright is an advocate of the constitution and supports liberty minded candidates from all parties. Born and raised in Ca moved to Mn in 99 had twins at the age of 20 and another son in 02, excelled in the private market as a builder and re modeler until the market shift in the construction business. Joined Midas Resources in 06 researched and networked with the truth movement and had my daughter spring of 07 quit drinking by October, life changed and went "beast mode" to make change ever since.
Concerned Father, We Are Change Mn, Economist, Activist, Journalist, Coordinator, Media Specialist, Historian, Investigator, Political Analyst/ Consultant.
Eric has been very active in the truth community. As the organizer of "We are change" Wisconsin,
webmaster for Professor Griff, of the political rap group "Public Enemy" to allow open discussion about topics that our main stream media refuses to cover.
Eric has been featured on several radio shows and networks like Kevin Barrets "Truth Jihad" featured on the "American Freedom Radio Network" and has even hosted the show. Sayward has been a guest on "Rule of Law Radio", "No Lies Radio", and "Mad as Hell in America Radio" along with being a regular caller on shows like "Truth Exposed" and "The Alex Jones Show".
Sayward is the father of 3, recently celebrating the birth of his daughter Shayna Marie Sayward on August 28 2011. He Lives in the Madison Wisconsin Area however he originates from New York, born in Plattsburg in June of 1972. Eric is also a musician producer who has produces hip-hop since the early 90's. Saywards music has topped the underground charts for years, ranking #1 on mp3.com, song of the day and top 100 of all time on garageband.com, and #2 on farmclub.com. his current music can be found at his profile on Reverb Nation. Eric "Way" Sayward plans on releasing his anti-new world order cd in the summer of 2012 as well as publishing his book "Devilution" and his DVD "Truther".
David Crowley is a MN-based professional videographer and independent filmmaker. After serving tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, he came back to pursue his interests in the arts. His military experience provided the context for his own awakening to the "real" world, and after some independent research felt compelled to express this reality through his own creative faculties. He has been working on the independent film Gray State with a core group of filmmakers, and has only recently released the conceptual trailer.
While still new to the truth movement, his efforts in this film may prove to lend some needed volume to the voice of liberty.
Paid for by David Gerson for Congress.