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By: Jim Shempert
Posted: Friday, October 2, 2015 2:18 PM
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We all are capable of murder and worse because we are a fallen people.

– Jim Shempert

“We have an active shooter on campus.”  Those are terrible, frightening words for any parent to hear.  As a father, my heart breaks for the community of Roseburg, Oregon.  They join other communities where murder has claimed victims far before their time.  I pray for God’s comfort for that community.  I pray that God will reveal Himself to those broken hearted and in anguish and give them comfort.

That is the spiritual side of me.  I serve something larger than man, larger than the government, larger than the world.  I know things here are temporary.  I know that this world will soon pass away.  I know that we are all fallen, evil people, and that without the sacrifice of Jesus we are all lost.  Yet, the human side of me is angry.  I am angry at the shooter.  I am angry that he chose to kill people who he probably didn’t even know just to get some attention.  I am angry that he chose his victims based on their religion.  I am angry that he singled out Christians for murder.  I am angry that the president of this nation, in his usual dividing tone, chose to blame guns, instead of the real problem:  the sin nature of man.  I am angry, that the press will do everything they can, to cover up the fact that he singled out Christians.

This nation desperately needs a leader.  Not a petulant child running the country.  In times like this, our nation’s leader should call for support for the victim’s families.  They should fall on their faces and seek the face of God.  They should turn from their evil ways and beg forgiveness.  Unfortunately, the current resident of the White House seeks to turn this into a political sideshow.  The same president who wants to take guns away refuses to shut down a company that murders 3,000 babies a day.  He is not a leader.

The gun control question is one that is going to have to be addressed.  I am very pro-gun.  I conceal carry on a daily basis.  I have two mouths that depend on my paycheck to eat.  I will not allow those mouths to go hungry based on the actions of someone who has no respect for my life.  I am very safe with my guns.  I have never shot at anyone.  I’m not even that much of a hunter really.  Some of my guns have family attachments to them.  One is the only piece of my great-grandfather that I have.  One has not been fired since 1995 when my grandfather died. I have a few others.  One for hunting, a few for protection, and one just because I like it.  That does not make me a criminal no matter what the left says.

The problem with the gun control question is that it does not focus on the heart of the issue.  The gun control question comes down to the heart of the man/woman using the gun.  I could just as easily choose to kill you with a dinner fork as with a gun.  The tool is not the problem, the heart is.

Then the LORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast?  If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.”  Now Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let’s go out to the field.”  While they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him.  Then the LORD said to Cain, “Where is your brother Abel?” “I don’t know,” he replied. “Am I my brother’s keeper?” The LORD said, “What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to me from the ground (Genesis 4:6-10.)

For everyone who will read this, my wish is not to diminish the suffering of those who have been victims of evil people using guns.  My wish is for you to see that the gun problem is actually a heart problem, one which we all suffer from.

We all are capable of murder and worse because we are a fallen people.  Without the saving grace of Jesus Christ, we all fall victim to the destructive deeds of our flesh.

Luckily for us, we serve a Savior, who stretches His hands out to the hurting, and the sick, and the poor, and the wealthy, and the mighty with the same request:

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light (Matthew 11:28-30).”

(Unless otherwise noted, the opinions expressed are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the views of the American Family Association or American Family Radio.)

I had posted this at ONR on June 27, 2015, thinking I had also posted it here. This seems to have been forgotten, but is one of the dangers, along with the infiltration of Islamic influence within our country, which cannot be relegated to the “back burner”.  X

Before I proceed to the subject at hand, I must point out that mankind -such as it is- has continually forgotten to use the brain the Almighty has given us; and not jump in with both feet, thinking about the consequences afterward. The media incessantly bombards us with stuff that we retain whether we want to or not.  We have lots of useless or detrimental info /ideas they’ve “sold” us rattling around in our noggins.

As a prime example, I recall a television commercial for RCA back when I was ten years old. It was presented in the form of a cartoon. A man is walking down the street; looks to his left, in a (presumably business) window.  He stops short, then proceeding to look at us, the viewing audience,  breaks into this jingle:

“Wow !, I saw color TV; RCA Victor color TV.” “I know what I’ve been missing now, Wow!”  “Color T.V.!”……

This and countless other bits of effluent. Why should I remember “A whistle, a wink, and Wildroot”? or  “Brylcream; a little dab will do ya”…?  (Sadly, I could reiterate the entire jingle for that product as well.) It’s there, ingrained in my memory. 

Multiply that by a factor of ten. We have subliminally recorded so much garbage, it’s downright disgusting. 

Today, it’s not just the MSM, but Government who has kept ramming down our throats the idea that they know what’s good for us; selling the -subconscious- idea that we should let them do our thinking for us. They subtly – and not so subtly-, condition us to accept their actions as acceptable, normal, to be expected. Please wake the (omitted) up! 

Now to the main entrée:

In a column written for The Texas Tribune; titled  UT/TT Poll: Texans Wary of Domestic Use of Military, Ross Ramsey comments that:

“Texas Gov. Greg Abbott was right to send the Texas State Guard to monitor U.S. military exercises here, and they consider federally ordered domestic military intervention likely under certain circumstances, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.”

He refers to Jade Helm 15 military exercises in Central Texas earlier this year.  The Governor had sent the Texas State Guard to monitor them:

“[A]fter particularly vocal activists expressed fears that what was being billed as an exercise was actually something far more sinister.”

““During the training operation, it is important that Texans know their safety, constitutional rights, private property rights and civil liberties will not be infringed,” the governor wrote in his letter to the Guard’s commander at the time.”

The column continues with comments obtained from Texas voters who were surveyed:

“Asked whether federal military intervention is likely in certain circumstances, large numbers said yes. A majority said military intervention is “very” or “somewhat” likely to arrest political protesters, and 50 percent said it is likely that the feds would send the military to violate citizens’ property rights. Smaller but significant numbers said the military would likely be used to impose martial law (44 percent) and to confiscate firearms from citizens (43 percent).”

“You put federal government into it and people’s skepticism and their concern really rises,” said Daron Shaw, co-director of the poll and a professor of government at UT-Austin. He noted that  “a substantial number of Democrats — 31 percent on the martial law question — believe federal military intervention is possible.”

“It cuts into everybody’s suspicion,” Shaw said. “Nobody trusts the federal government. About a third of Democrats are concerned about the government going nuts. Among Republicans, it’s between 55 percent and two-thirds.”

See the entire article HERE

Well and good that they are suspicious. In the role of investigative reporters, without their protections under the law, we bloggers have to parse our statements with “alleged”, “presumed to be” and other legalese to head off any legal backlash; we have to double check sources for legitimacy, and accuracy.

Still, the expression that “If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck”…. (You get the idea)

Our founding fathers adamantly opposed domestic armies; our Bill of rights contained protections from abuses learned by breaking free of British rule.

Amendment III

No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

[This fourth amendment trampled on after the Boston Marathon bombings, triggered a house to house search for the perpetrators…]

Amendment VI

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.

[Both the fourth and sixth shredded by NDAA…]

I submit here the sentiments of several of the founders, which are emphatic in their opposition to this kind of Government action:

“What, Sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty…. Whenever Governments mean to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins.”

(Rep. Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts, spoken during floor debate over the Second Amendment [ I Annals of Congress at 750 {August 17, 1789}])

“…to disarm the people – that was the best and most effectual way to enslave them.”

(George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 380)

“Americans have the right and advantage of being armed – unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.”

(James Madison, The Federalist Papers #46 at 243-244)

“the ultimate authority … resides in the people alone,”

(James Madison, author of the Bill of Rights, in Federalist Paper #46.)

“Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any bands of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States”

(Noah Webster in `An Examination into the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution’, 1787, a pamphlet aimed at swaying Pennsylvania toward ratification, in Paul Ford, ed., Pamphlets on the Constitution of the United States, at 56(New York, 1888))

And a solemn warning from one of my favorite historical figures, Winston Churchill:

“If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without blood shed;
if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may
come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”― Winston Churchill


I didn’t wish to interject my own opinions in this column; it speaks for itself – Given that the Regime has prepared for us “not taking anymore”, that their FEMA camps are real, and (you know who) has purchased an incredible amount of ammo, depleting the supply, critical mass is very near.  X

Courtesy of Socialism is not the Answer

U.S. will reach 400 Million Private Firearms by end of Obama Presidency

via Free Republic

The National Instant Check System (NICS)  performs a check when people buy firearms from federally licensed dealers in the United States.  It is also used to perform background checks on people applying for firearm carry permits in those states where such permits are required or offered by law.  As there are now over 15 million carry permits in the United States, and firearm sales numbers are in the 10 to 20 million range per year, you can see that the number of NICS checks is not a perfect fit for the number of firearms sold.

One of the reasons for this is that one check can be used to purchase multiple firearms, and most people with carry permits are not required to have an instant check performed when they purchase a firearm.  They had it done when they obtained their permit.

We have a good measure of how many additional firearms are added to the U.S. private stock each year.  That number is compiled by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).  The ATF tracks licensed firearm manufacture, import, and export numbers.  Those numbers are assembled each year.  ATF takes about 18 months to process the numbers and publish them.  We do not have data on how many used firearms are sold by dealers.  Presumably, they fall into the 40% of NICS checks that are done in excess of the new firearms added.

You can compare the ATF increase in the private firearms stock with the NICS checks done for that year.   The correlation is very high, with r= .9776.  1.0 would be a perfect fit.  At that correlation level, I have confidence in predicting the increase in private firearms from the NICS numbers.

Over the fifteen years that have been recorded, there have been 1.685 NICS checks for each additional firearm added to the private stock in the United States.  Multiplying the NICS check numbers (provided monthly by the FBI) by .5934 gives us a good approximation of the firearms added.

At the end of 2013, the private firearm stock in the United States is estimated at 363.3 million firearms.  16 million were added in 2013.   According the the FBI figures, the NICS checks for 2014 were 20.969 million.  That would be another 12.44 million firearms added in 2014.

In the first seven months of 2015, there were an additional 12.067 million NICS checks.  Another 7.16 million firearms were added.  Continuing that rate for the whole year would bring the total to 12.277 million added in 2015.

At the end of 2015, the stock should be at 388+ million firearms.  Given the current trend, another 12 million or more firearms will be added in 2016, bringing the total stock to 400 million+ firearms by the end of the Obama presidency.

At the end of 2008 and the beginning of the Obama presidency, there were about 308 million private firearms in the United States.   After eight years of President Obama in the highest executive position, I predict that there will be over 400 million.

If the trend for 2013 only is applied to 2014 and 2015  (based on the NICS numbers they are very similar), the 400 million mark will be reached by the end of May, 2016, and by the end of the year, there will be about 409 million private firearms in the United states.

That is a net gain of between 92 million and 101 million firearms in eight years, making President Obama the greatest firearm salesman of all time.

Source for NICS numbers: From

©2015 by Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice and link are included.  Link to Gun Watch


 Thanks to JCscuba.       Original post

I am no fan of Donald Trump!

That being said that’s one mans opinion, while it obvious Mr. Trump has millions of solid fans.

Wayne Allen Root was a classmate at Columbia University with Obama.

Mr. Root believes that what will eventually come out about Obama will be traced to its roots and scandals at Columbia.

       Every middle class American might want to read the article by Wayne Allen Root on Donald Trump.

13706315.571692Wayne Allyn Root on Donald Trump

Actually, no matter what everyone thinks about Donald Trump, the writer of this article, Wayne Allyn Root is a respected journalist and was once a candidate for office of President with the Libertarian Party. 

Root does have the correct take on the dismal state of the American political system, which is totally corrupt.

It is worth your time to read this very interesting article. This is well written and gives ‘Middle Class Americans’ something  to think about!!

Some people are getting very nervous, including Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett, Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton and Jon Corzine, to name just a few. 

And I know why.

I wrote a book titled “The Murder of the Middle Class” about the unholy conspiracy between big government, big business and big media. 

They all benefit by the billions of dollars from this partnership, and it’s in all of their interests to protect one another. 

It’s one for all and all for one. It’s a heck of a filthy relationship that makes everyone filthy rich — everyone except the American people.  We get ripped off.  We’re the patsies.
But for once, the powerful socialist cabal and the corrupt crony capitalists are scared. 

I’ve never seen them this outraged, this vicious, this motivated or this coordinated. 

Never in all my years in politics have I seen anything like the way the mad dogs of hell have been unleashed on Donald Trump.

When white supremacist David Dukes ran for governor of Louisiana , even he wasn’t treated with this kind of outrage, vitriol and disrespect. 

When a known fraud, scam artist, and tax cheat like Al Sharpton ran for president, I never saw anything remotely close to this. 

See entire alleged scandal below.

The over-the-top reaction to Trump by politicians of both parties, the media and the biggest corporations of America has been so swift and insanely angry that it suggests they are all threatened and frightened like never before.

Why?  Duke was never going to win. 

Sharpton was never going to win.  Ron Paul was never going to win.  Ross Perot was never going to win as a third-party candidate. 

Those candidates either didn’t have or couldn’t spare the billion dollars it takes to win the presidency. 

But Donald Trump can self-fund that amount tomorrow and still have another billion left over to pour into the last two-week stretch run before Election Day.

No matter how much they say to the contrary, the media, business and political elite understand that Trump is no joke.  He could actually win and upset their nice cozy apple cart.

It’s no coincidence that everyone has gotten together to destroy The Donald. 

No, this is a coordinated conspiracy led by President Barack Obama himself.

Obama himself is making the phone calls and giving the orders; he’s the ultimate intimidator who plays by the rules of Chicago thug politics.

Why is this so important to Obama?

It’s because most of the other politicians are part of the “old boys club.”

They talk big, but in the end they won’t change a thing. Why?

They are all beholden to big-money donors.

They are all owned by lobbyists, unions, lawyers, gigantic environmental organizations and multinational corporations like Big Pharma or Big Oil.

Or they are owned lock, stock and barrel by foreigners like  George Soros owns Obama or foreign governments own Hillary with their Clinton Foundation donations.

These run-of-the-mill establishment politicians are all puppets owned by big  money.  But there’s one man — and only one man — who isn’t beholden to anyone.  There’s one man who doesn’t need foreigners, or foreign governments, or George Soros, or the United Auto Workers, or the teachers union, or the Service Employees International Union, or the bar association to fund his campaign.

Billionaire tycoon and maverick Donald Trump doesn’t need anyone’s help. That means he doesn’t care what the media says.  He doesn’t care what the corporate elites think.  That makes him very dangerous to the entrenched interests.  That makes Trump a huge threat.  Trump can ruin everything for the bribed politicians and their spoiled slave masters.

Don’t you ever wonder why the GOP has never tried to impeach Obama?  Don’t you wonder why John Boehner and Mitch McConnell talk a big game, but never actually try to stop Obama?  Don’t you wonder why Congress holds the purse strings, yet has never tried to defund Obamacare or Obama’s clearly illegal executive action on amnesty for illegal aliens?  Bizarre, right?  It defies logic, right?

Well, first, I’d guess many key Republicans are being bribed.  Secondly, I believe many key Republicans are being blackmailed.  Whether they are having affairs, or secretly gay, or stealing taxpayer money, the National Security Agency knows everything.

Ask former House Speaker Dennis Hastert about that.  The government even knew he was withdrawing large sums of his own money from his own bank account.  Trust me: The NSA, the SEC, the IRS and all the other three-letter government agencies are watching every Republican political leader.  They know everything.

Thirdly, many Republicans are petrified of being called “racists.”  So they are scared to ever criticize Obama or call out his crimes, let alone demand his impeachment.
Fourth, why rock the boat?  After defeat or retirement, if you’re a “good boy,” you’ve got a $5 million-per-year lobbying job waiting.  The big-money interests have the system gamed.  Win or lose, they win.

But Trump doesn’t play by any of these rules.  Trump breaks up this nice, cozy relationship between big government, big media and big business.  All the rules are out the window if Trump wins the presidency.  The other politicians will protect Obama and his aides — but not Trump. Remember: Trump is the guy who publicly questioned Obama’s birth certificate.  He questioned Obama’s college records and how a mediocre student got into an Ivy League university. Now, he’s doing something no Republican has the chutzpah to do.  He’s questioning our relationship with Mexico; questioning why the border is wide open; questioning why no wall has been built across the border; questioning if allowing millions of illegal aliens into America is in our best interests; questioning why so many illegal  aliens commit violent crimes yet are not deported; and questioning why our trade deals with Mexico, Russia and China are so bad.

Trump has the audacity to ask out loud why American workers always get the short end of the stick.  Good question.

I’m certain Trump will question what happened to the almost billion dollars given in a rigged no-bid contract to college friends of Michelle Obama at foreign companies to build the defective Obamacare website.  By the way, that tab is now up to $5 billion.

Trump will ask if Obamacare’s architects can be charged with fraud for selling it by lying.  He will ask if Obama himself committed fraud when he said, “If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it.”

Trump will investigate Obama’s widespread IRS conspiracy, not to mention Obama’s college records.

Trump will prosecute Clinton and Obama for fraud committed to cover up Benghazi before the election.

How about the fraud committed by employees of the Labor Department when they made up dramatic job numbers in the last jobs report before the 2012 election?
Obama, the multinational corporations and the media need to stop this.  They  recognize this could get out of control.  If left unchecked telling the raw truth and asking questions everyone else is afraid to ask, Trump could wake a sleeping giant.

Trump’s election would be a nightmare.  Obama has committed many crimes.  No one else but Trump would dare to prosecute.  He will not hesitate.  Once Trump gets in and gets a look at “the cooked books” and Obama’s records, the game is over.  The gig is up.  The goose is cooked.

Holder could wind up in prison.  Jarrett could wind up in prison. Obama bundler Corzine could wind up in prison for losing $1.5 billion of customer money.

Clinton could wind up in jail for deleting 32,000 emails, or for accepting bribes from foreign governments while secretary of state, or for “misplacing” $6 billion as the head of the State Department, or for lying about Benghazi.

The entire upper level management of the IRS could wind up in prison.

Obamacare will be defunded and dismantled.

The Obama crime family will be prosecuted for crimes against the American people.

And Obama himself could wind up ruined, his legacy in tatters.

Trump will investigate.  Trump will prosecute.  Trump will go after everyone involved, just for fun.

That will all happen on Trump’s first day in the White House.

Who knows what Trump will do on Day 2?

That’s why the dogs of hell have been unleashed on Donald Trump.

~ Wayne Allyn Root

I originally posted this in 2011 –

Reposted in support of:

Offended Muslims erupt on school board

crew-22312Muslims refuse to assimilate into western culture but demand we accommodate every one of their stone age whims.

‘We’re going to be the majority soon!’

Keep telling yourself that walking trash bags.

It’s far more likely you will be given a one way ticket to sand land never to come here again.

They make no attempt to follow our laws and practice Sharia killings on the streets of America.


They demand foot baths from employers, prayer rooms for quiet time while at work and still see fit to break our laws by stopping noon day traffic on the streets of America.


Muslim taxi drivers in America refuse to carry passengers “Who my be carrying liquor,” or have liquor on their breath.

Their goal is the removal of the U.S. Constitution to be supplanted by one law, the will of Allah.

More about this  HERE

Have the Dramamine ready – My home state of Arizona, and Cry and Howl’s state, (Texas) despite the sieve of a border, and the illegal immigration problem, have a list of cities ad nauseam.

Their use of red to denote disputed listings became white font.   X

The sanctuary list is continuously updated.  It was last updated on: 9-8-15

The Original list of  Sanctuary Cities, USA         URL: Sanctuary Cities


Note: Cities that have rescind their sanctuary ordinances or resolutions will be in green text.  Cities disputing listings will have a notation in red text.


  • Anchorage, AK  (6/13/07 Congressional Research Service) (7-29-10 The Municipality of Anchorage disputes the listing. See notes at bottom of page for details.)

  • * (The city of Fairbanks has been removed from the Sanctuary Cities list due to the city council’s passage of a resolution supporting a formal recognition of its cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency.  The city of Fairbanks had previously been listed due its designation as a sanctuary city by the Congressional Research Service.  OJJPAC thanks the City of Fairbanks for taking positive steps to clarify its compliance with federal law. Fairbanks enforcement statistics will be monitored for compliance.

  • Arizona

  • Chandler, AZ   (Added 5/30/07, Congressional Research Service Report, 2006. The city disputes its listing. )

  • Mesa, AZ   (Added 10-18-09, Sources: Judicial Watch; East Valley Tribune article,1-4-2008)*

  • Phoenix, AZ

  • Tucson, A Z   (Added 11-12-07, Source: 11-11-07 story by Brady McCombs, Arizona Daily Star. See note below.)

  • California

  • Bell Gardens, CA

  • City of Industry, CA

  • City of Commerce, CA

  • Coachella, CA  (Added 7-23-12, Source: La Voz de Aztlan. Passed in 2006 and existence supported by quotes in city’s 9-12-07 council meeting minutes.)

  • Cypress, CA

  • Davis CA

  • Downey, CA

  • Fresno, CA   (6/13/07 Congressional Research Service.  City disputes its listing claiming CRS could not provide source of its research. )

  • Greenfield, CA   (Added 7-23-12, Source: Battle at the ballot box in Greenfield, Monterey County, The Herald, 6-1-12)

  • Los Angeles, CA   (Congressional Research Service)

  • Long Beach, CA

  • Lynwood, CA

  • Maywood, CA

  • Montebello, CA

  • National City, CA

  • Norwalk, CA

  • Oakland, CA    (Added 8-27-07. Source: 4/25/07 story by KCBS 740 AM. Link here.)

  • Paramount, CA

  • Pico Rivera, CA

  • Richmond, CA   (Added 11-5-09. Sources:  Mayor Gayle McLaughlin’s campaign website from 2004, 2006)

  • So. Gate, CA

  • San Bernardino, Ca.   (Added 6/7/07, reader submitted /  9/5/08 Listing disputed by the city administration* See addl.notes)

  • San Diego, CA  Sources: Congressional Research Service; SDPD chief endorses constoversial immigration bill, Fox-TV 5, 9-2-13

  • Santa Clara County, CA  (Added 11-29-10, source:  Forced into Immigration Enforcement, A County Considers Plan B, 10-21-10, Huffington Post.)

  • Santa Cruz, CA  (Added 5/30/07, documented by KSBW news)

  • San Francisco, CA  (Congressional Research Service)

  • San Jose, CA  (6/13/07 Congressional Research Service)

  • Santa Maria, CA  (11-18-08 Submitted research from local activist/ Listing disputed by the city administration)

  • Sonoma County, CA   (Congressional Research Service)

  • Vernon, CA

  • Watsonville, CA   (Added 5/30/07, documented by KSBW news)

  • Wilmington, CA


  •  Aurora, CO

  •  Commerce City, CO

  •  Denver, CO    (Source: Congressional Research Service)

  •  Durango, CO  (6/13/07 Congressional Research Service)

  •  Federal Heights, CO

  •  Fort Collins, CO

  •  Lafayette, CO  (Added 6/3/07, documented by reader)

  •  Thornton, CO  (City disputes its listing.  However, the city did not forward a copy of its policy regarding illegal aliens)

  •  Westminster, CO


  • Hartford, CT  (Added 5/4/10.  Source: [Ordinance passed in 2008], NEWS 21 Blog, by Amy Crawford, Hartford, CT)

  • New Haven, CT   (Added 6/4/07.  Source: TV News 8: City council votes 25-1 to issue ID cards to illegal aliens)


  • DeLeon Springs, FL

  • Deltona, FL

  • Jupiter, FL  (Added 4-13-09. Previously on watch list.)

  • Lake Worth, FL  (Added 4-13-09.)

  • Miami, FL


  • Dalton, GA  (Added 5/30/07. 6/18/07 Listing disputed by the City of Dalton, GA. City’s written policy requested, not received as of 1-28-12. )Illinois

  • Chicago, IL   (Congressional Research Service)

  • Cicero, IL    (6/13/07 Congressional Research Service)

  • Evanston, IL   (6/13/07 Congressional Research Service)Iowa

  • (See city watch list below)

  • Kansas

  • Wichita  (Source: Police department policy exposed after the death of Lola Jayne, KSN TV-3, 12-19-08)


  • New Orleans, LA  (Source: Police department announced policy of “don’t ask, don’t tell”  by Police superintendent Warren Riley, WWL-TV; 9-9-09)


  • Cambridge, MA  (Source: Boston Globe. First passed resolution in 1985)

  • Chelsea, MA   (Added: 8-14-07 Source: Chelsea government website with text of sanctuary policy.)

  • Northampton, MA  (Added 6-20-12 Source: City of Northampton Resolution dated 8-18-2011.  Resolution limits cooperation with ICE but does not use the term “sanctuary.” )

  • Orleans, MA   (Added 6/13/07 Congressional Research Service)

  • Sommerville, MA   (Added 7-23-12 Original resolution passed in 1987, later repealed and replaced with Safe City Resolution. Source: Sommerville News Blog, 10-15-2007)

  • Springfield, MA   (Disputed)Maine

  • Portland    (Added 5/31/07 Note: Maine resident reported that Portland city council passed sanctuary legislation)

  • State of Maine   (Added 5/31/07 Note: Governor of Maine initiated de facto protections for illegals by Executive Order in 2004)*

  • Maryland

  • Baltimore, MD   (Congressional Research Service)

  • Gaithersburg, MD   (Disputed by city 7-10-15. As of 9-8-15, the city has not forwarded a copy of its policy regarding illegal alien in Gaithersburg.)

  • Mt. Rainier, MD   (Added 1-20-08, Source: The Washington D.C. Examiner, 1-19-08)

  • Montgomery County, MD  (Added 11-3-09, Source: Frederick County sheriff worried about MontCo gangs, The Washington D.C. Examiner, 11-2-09)

  • Takoma Park, MD  (Reported that City ordinance passed some 20 years ago; Congressional Research Service)

  • Michigan

  • Ann Arbor, MI  (6/13/07 Congressional Research Service)

  • Detroit, MI   (6/13/07 Congressional Research Service)

  • Minnesota

  • Austin, MN  (Added 11-1-11 Source: Protecting illegal immigrants to catch criminals, Star Tribune, 10-27-11)*

  • Minneapolis, MN  (Congressional Research Service)

  • St. Paul, MN

  • Worthington, MN   (Added 5-30-07 Note: This is where a Swift plant was raided by ICE in December, 2006.  Worthington disputes its listing.)

  • Nevada

  • Reno  (Added 5-31-07; 2-18-08 Disputed by city; OJJPAC has requested a copy of city policies. Copy of policies never received as of 1-28-12)

  • New Jersey

  • Camden, NJ  (Added in 2007; latest source: Camden, Immigrant Haven?, By Lauren Feeney, City Paper, 7-16-08)

  • *      *(The Borough of Fort Lee removed pending review of its compliance with IIRIRA).

  • The city disputes its listing as a sanctuary.)

  • Hightstown, NJ  (Added 5-30-07  The city disputes its listing as a sanctuary.)

  • Jersey City, NJ

  • Newark, NJ   (Added 6-3-07)

  • North Bergen, NJ

  • Trenton, NJ

  • Union City, NJ

  • West New York, NJ

  • New Mexico

  • Albuquerque, NM*  6/13/07 Congressional Research Service; 8-14-07 KOB-TV 4 Eyewitness News report.  *[5-14-10 Mayor claims city no longer a sanctuary.]

  • Aztec, NM  Added 5-8-10, Identified by CRS in 2006 report to Congress.  (The city disputes its listing. However it has not forwarded a copy of its policy.)

  • Rio Ariba County, NM   6/13/07 Congressional Research Service

  • Santa Fe, NM  6/13/07 Congressional Research Service; 1-26-12 AP story, Santa Fe Mayor David Coss opposes taking drivers licenses away from illegal aliens.

  • New York

  • Albany, NY  (Added 7-22-09 Source: Council adopts don’t ask policy, Times Union report by Jordan Carleo-Evangelist)

  • Bay Shore, NY

  • Brentwood, NY

  • Central Islip, NY

  • Farmingville, NY

  • New York City, NY

  • Riverhead, NY

  • Shirly/Mastic, NY

  • Spring Valley Village, NY  (Added 7-25-07)

  • Uniondale, NY

  • Westbury, NY

  • North Carolina

  • Carrboro, NC  (Added 11-12-07 Source: Towns differ on illegal aliens by Patrick Winn, The News & Observer)

  • Chapel Hill, NC  (Added 11-12-07 Source: Towns differ on illegal aliens by Patrick Winn, The News & Observer)

  • Charlotte, NC

  • Chatham County, NC  (Added 1-14-09 Source: Chatham rejects immigration program, The News & Observer; Chatham County Commissioners Board Minutes, 1-5–09)

  • Durham, NC  (6/13/07 Congressional Research Service)

  • Raleigh

  • Winston-Salem

  • Ohio

  • Columbus, OH  (7/5/07 Source: 5/10/07 Columbus Dispatch article stating illegal aliens in misdemeanor cases are not reported to ICE)  See more below.

  • Dayton, OH  (Added 1-11-10 Source:  Dayton Daily News story by Lucas Sullivan.  Police chief prohibits officers from asking about immigration status.)

  • Lake County, OH  (Added 7-23-15 Source:  Lake County accepts fraudulent Mexican Matricular Counsular ID cards used by illegal aliens.)

  • Lima, OH  (Added 10-28-08 Source:  City administration opposes County Sheriff’s efforts to remove illegal aliens.)

  • Lorain, OH  (Added 4-21-14 Source:  Lorain Police Chief Celestino Rivera has ordered (by written policy) his officers not to cooperate with ICE) See addl. notes below.

  • Lucas County, OH  (Added 7-23-15 Source:  Lucas County accepts fraudulent Mexican Matricular Counsular ID cards used by illegal aliens)

  • Oberlin, OH   (Added 1-25-09. Source: City Resolution adopted January 20, 2009)

  • Painesville, OH  (7-19-07 Source: In 2006, the city of Painesville in an official letter called illegal aliens (they used the word “undocumented” a valuable asset to the city and opposed immigration law enforcement legislation. I have a copy of that letter in my file.  Although the city of Painesville passed a Resolution in support of immigration law enforcement as a result of public pressure, the city remains in opposition to aggressive immigration law enforcement and the deportation of the illegal alien population in the community.  We will be looking into the past actions of the Painesville Municipal Court too regarding its role in preventing the deportation of deportable aliens.)

  •  Oklahoma

  • Oklahoma City         (de facto)

  • Tulsa  (6-3-07 Note: Tulsa city council is discussing changing its sanctuary policy.  8-15-10 Update:  See note below.)


  • Ashland, OR  (8-9-07 Congressional Research Service)

  • Gaston, OR  (8-9-07 Congressional Research Service)

  • Marion County, OR   (8-9-07 Congressional Research Service)

  • Multnomah County, OR  (Added 11-9-13 Source: Sheriff’s office says ‘no’ to ICE, By Kirsten Lock, Fox TV-12, 4-25-13)

  • Portland, OR

  • State of Oregon * (8-9-07 Congressional Research Service)  *(See note below)


  • Allentown, PA  (Rescinded)  7-23-12 Note: Allentown city council passed a sanctuary resolution in 1986 but voted 4-3 to rescind it in 1991.

  • Philadelphia, PA*  (7-15-10 Source: Mayor Nutter’s, November, 2009 Executive order: Policy Concerning Access of Immigrants to City Services .)

  • Pittsburgh, PA  (Added 5-29-14 Source: Pittsburg Post Gazette: Pittsburg launches effort to woo more immigrants, 5-29-14)

        Rhode Island

  • Providence    (Added 5-17-11 Source: Providence wants to opt out of ‘Secure Communities’ database, by Gregory Smith, Providence Journal, 2-23-11).


  • Austin, TX   (Congressional Research Service)

  • Baytown, TX    (6-13-07 Local reader observation)

  • Brownsville, TX

  • Channelview, TX   (6-13-07 Local reader observation)

  • Denton, TX

  • Dallas, TX

  • El Cenizo, TX   (6-13-07 Congressional Research Service)

  • Ft.Worth, TX

  • Houston, TX   (Congressional Research Service)

  • Katy, TX   (Congressional Research Service)

  • Laredo, TX  (Entry added in 2007. Source added 7-25-15 article by Brandon Darby, 7-6-15, regarding Laredo PD critical of officers calling Border Patrol. )

  • Mcallen, TX

  • Port Arthur, TX   (6-13-07 Reader/resident observation)

  • Utah

  • State of Utah  (Added 5-15-11  Source:  Utah Approves Guest Worker Program for Illegal Immigrants, ABC New, 5-7-11)

  • Provo, UT*  (* 8-27-2010  Provo Utah contacted OJJPAC and indicated that it has no desire to be a sanctuary city.

  • *5-16-11Update:  Pending removal of Provo, UT  upon verification of city’s full participation/cooperation with ICE.)

  • Salt Lake City, UT

  • Virginia

  • Alexandria, VA*  (Added 10-6-08,  Source: City Resolution No. 2246 adopted 10-9-07)

  • Fairfax County, VA

  • Virginia Beach, VA         (Added 6/3/07.  Note: The city adopted an administrative directive on 8-1-08 allowing VBPD limited authority to inquire about immigration status.  Based on this directive, the city disputes its sanctuary status. Despite the directive, the city has not provided statistical evidence of enforcement to date. )


  • Burlington, VT   (Added 5-14-09  Source: 5-13-09 Associated Press story by Wilson Ring)

  • Middlebury, VT  (Added 5-14-09  Source: 5-13-09 Associated Press story by Wilson Ring)

  • State of Vermont*  (Added 11-29-10  Source: 11-21-10 Vermont AG proposes bias-free policing policy, Burlington Free Press)


  • King Co. Council, WA  (Added as a de facto sanctuary on 6-28-09 Source: The Seattle Times; and on 11-9-09 Ordinance passed)

  • Seattle, WA  (Added 5/30/07; Congressional Research Service)

  • Spokane, WA  (Added 6-22-15; City Council passed Ordinances C35164 and C-35167)

  • Wisconsin

  • Madison, WI   (Congressional Research Service)  Update: In June, 2010, the city council passed a resolution reaffirming its policy.

  • Millwaukee County, WI   (Added 6-10-12 Source article: County Board Resolution on Immigration on target, Opinion, Journal Sentinel News., 6-9-12)

  • Wyoming

  • Jackson Hole, WY

Washington, D.C.  (Update: The Washington D. C. city council has voted to prohibit its police department from participating in the Secure Communities program in July, 2010 according to an AP story by Ivan Moreno dated 7-26-10;   10-19-11 D.C. Examiner story which states that Mayor Vincent Gray signed an order prohibiting the city’s police dept. from inquiring about a person’s immigration status.

Read more at the Washington Examiner:

  Cities under review

 Diamond Bar, CA   (6/26/07 Disputed by city. Currently being researched to verify.)

Boulder, CO

DesMoines, IA  (Added 11-28-07 Source: Proposal seeks banning immigration raids in D.M., by Nigel Duara, DesMoines-Register)

Bridgeton, NJ   (Added 6-3-07) [7-27-07 Disputed by a reputed farm worker advocate, see note below.]

Peekskill, NY   [Disputed, being researched]

San Antonio, TX  [Note: The Sanctuary status of San Antonio is disputed, being researched.]

Watch List Cities  Note: This is a new list started 8-14-07 and was updated on 7-23-15.

  • Joliet, IL  (Source: Resident alleges police have don’t ask don’t tell policy, courts ignore immigration status)

  • Iowa City, IA  (Source: Article, Group pushes Iowa City as ‘immigration sanctuary city,’ DesMoines Register, 10-31-10)

  • Cedar Rapids, IA  (Source: Article, Two Iowa cities considering adopting sanctuary policies for illegal aliens, by Dave Gibson,, 12-20-10)

  • Lexington, KY  (Source: 11-12-07 Submitted by local resident who claims it is a sanctuary city)

  • Worcester, MASS   (Source: 8-14-07 Worcester Telegram)

  • Silver Springs, MD  (Source: 5-17-12 Local resident)

  • Lakewood, NJ  (Source:9-10-08  Local residents)

  • Cleveland, OH  (Source:  Support for Global Cleveland initiatives)

  • Cincinnati, OH  (Mayor Mark Mallory supports immigration reform [amnesty], By Amanda Lee Myers, San Francisco Chronicle, 5-30-13)

  • Middletown, OH  (Source: 1-30-08 Middletown News-Journal)

  • Springfield, OH    (Source: 1-27-08 Springfield-News-Sun)

  • Clark County, OH  (Source: 1-27-08; 9-29-08 Springfield-News-Sun Editorial (Sheriff Kelly not interested in removing illegal aliens)

  • Gallatin, TN  (Source: 9-26-08 Reader)

  • Shelbyville, TN  (Source: News articles submitted by Shelbyville resident)

  • Portland, TN  (Source: 9-26-08 Reader)

  • Hendersonville, TN  (Source: 9-26-08 Reader)

  • Whitehouse, TN  (Source: 9-26-08 Reader)

  • McKinney, TX  (Source:  11-28-11 Star Local News article by Marthe Stinton)

  • Kings County, WA  (Source:  5-8-12  3 King County officials balk at ICE detainer program)

  • Toledo, OH  (Source: 7-12-15  Personal research by longtime immigration researcher)

  • Lucas County, OH  (Source: 7-12-15  Personal research by longtime immigration researcher)

  • Sanctuary Cities, USA: Additional Notes

  • Anchorage, AK

  • The Municipality of Anchorage sent OJJPAC a letter disputing the city’s listing postmarked July 29, 2010.  It claims that the Congressional Research Service’s listing of the city as a “sanctuary” was based on a Resolution adopted by its Assembly (AR 2003-223) in 2003.  The Municipal Attorney Dennis Wheeler says that that Resolution was rescinded on December 18, 2007.

  • Mesa, Arizona

  • Mesa Arizona has been added as a sanctuary city list because of its reported “don’t ask don’t tell policy” and criticism by the local sheriff that the city is not enforcing the law.  The sheriff has arrested illegal aliens working in city buildings (as contract workers for a private cleaning company), reportedly after the city police department refused to investigate complaints of illegal hires by a whistleblower.

  • Austin, MN Note:  The newspaper incorrectly refers to illegal aliens as “illegal immigrants.”  Aliens who illegally reside in the U.S. are not “immigrants,” a term that should only refer to aliens who legally “emigrated” to the United States.

  • Philadelphia, PA

  • Philadelphia’s Mayor signed an Executive Order in November 2009 that provided additional protections to illegal aliens in the city.  However, the City of Philadelphia does have an existing Preliminary Arraignment Reporting System (PARS) agreement with ICE.  Mayor Nutter objects to the  PARS computer technology agreement which is now up for renewal. The Mayor apparently believes that the access of data by ICE will result in increased immigration violation investigations and deportations.  Here is an article by the Philadelphia Inquirer.

  • Tucson, Arizona

  • Tucson Arizona has been added to the sanctuary city list because the Tucson police have instituted a new policy which prevents their officers from calling Immigration and Customs Enforcement to schools and churches.

  • Tulsa, Oklahoma

  • Tulsa city councilor Jim Mautino was quoted in a Tulsa World article by P.J. Lassek, that he believes Tulsa is a sanctuary city and that the Police don’t verify legal presense during traffic stops.  Mautino wants to crack down on illegal aliens and introduce an ordinance mandating the use of E-Verify because the resolution that was passed cannot be enforced.

  • State of Oregon

  • According to a CRS report (October, 2005), Oregon passed a law in 1987 that prohibits local and state law enforcement from using state resources for locating and capturing illegal aliens.  Law enforcement was permitted [but not required] to “exchange information” with federal immigration agents if an illegal alien was arrested for a crime.

  • San Bernardino, CA.

  • San Bernardino was added to the list on June 6th of 2007 as a result of a readers submission.  On September 5th 2008, the city administration contacted me to dispute its listing.  OJJPAC has asked the city’s law department to forward copies of the city’s policies regarding its processes when illegal aliens are encountered in its city.

  •  Bridgeton, NJ  7-27-07 Disputed by a reputed farm worker advocate who sent me this email:

“I just wanted to point out an inaccuracy on your website’s listing of sanctuary cities.  You have Bridgeton, NJ listed as a sanctuary city, and indeed it is most definitely not.  I work with CATA – The Farm workers’ Support committee ( and we have an organized group of membership in this town.  One of our goals is working towards making Bridgeton an sanctuary city, but the local government is quite unfriendly towards the immigrant population, and the mayor has even hinted at wanting to implement a Hazleton type of ordinance (luckily, given yesterday’s legal decision, that won’t be happening).”

Columbus, OH

The Columbus Dispatch [Ohio] wrote:  “The police didn’t contact immigration authorities concerning those who were determined to be undocumented, Booth       said. Authorities say that’s typical when it comes to misdemeanor charges.”  [Columbus, Ohio]

2-20-14 Mayor Michael Coleman issues a travel ban for city employees because the State of Arizona passed immigration law enforcement bill SB 1070.

Lorain, OH

            “Thanks to Cel (Celestino Rivera, Lorain’s Police Chief), we are less worried”  [about the US Border Patrol]said one interviewee who has a family member who is deportable.  Rivera does not report illegal aliens to immigration authorities.  Source: Ohio, the Other Border, By Maribel Hastings, Senior Adviser, America’s voice, 4-7-14.

Painesville, OH

Cleveland Scene (7-18-07) quotes the Painesville Police Chief Gary Smith:

***He [Police Chief Gary Smith] has no qualms about laying out his indifference in plain English: “We don’t care what your [immigration] status is.” ***

Oklahoma City, OK

One reader wrote about Oklahoma City:

Oklahoma City is a sanctuary city de facto.  Police officers have been told not to stop any Hispanic for minor traffic violations, because they have a good chance of being illegal and it is a waste of time.  The City has not been enforcing City Code if the recipient of the code violation doesn’t speak English.  And is not attempting to enforce the single-family dwelling laws.

State of Maine

Governor John E. Baldacci issued  executive order 13 FY 04/05 which was issued on April 9, 2004.  The order is entitled  “An Order Concerning Access to State Services by All Entitled Maine Residents.”  The order prohibits state workers from inquiring about the immigration status of anyone applying for services.

Alexandria, VA

Resolution No. 2246, adopted October 9, 2007 states in part:  “…the City and its various agencies will neither make inquirers about nor report on the citizenship of those who seek the protection of its laws or the use of its services.”   Evidently in Alexandria, illegal alien are safe from Immigration and Customs Enforcement until they commit a “serious” crime.  So what crimes can illegals commit with impunity from the federal government? Theft? Rape? Drug dealing? Gang activity?  OJJPAC’s belief is that the City’s Resolution conflict’s with its responsibility under federal law.

State of Vermont

Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell reportedly has asked police in Vermont to adopt a “don’t ask, don’t tell” approach to immigration status under the guise of “Bias-Free Policing.”  Police departments in Vermont will get a copy of the request but are not required to adopt the attorney general’s policy.

Research Resources (incomplete listing)

  • Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress

  • CRS Report for Congress, Enforcing Immigration Law: The Role of State and Local Law Enforcement, Updated August 14, 2006



Originally posted on Socialism is not the Answer:



Let’s check in on how our government’s strategy against ISIS and al Qaeda is working:

Reports since yesterday indicate that a U.S.-trained Syrian rebel leader has deceived his American handlers and has defected to Jabhat al-Nusra — the official al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria.

This report comes just days after a senior U.S. military commander told Congress that only 4 to 5 U.S.-trained Syrian fighters are effectively engaged against ISIS as a result of a $500 million program pushed through by GOP congressional leadership a year ago. Since July 2014, I have repeatedly covered the frequent defections of “vetted moderate” Syrian rebel groups to al-Qaeda and ISIS here at PJ Media.

Late yesterday, the reports that Atareb rebel commander Anas Obaid had defected to Jabhat al-Nusra and turned over his weapons began to emerge…

Looks like everything is going according to plan. The most radical Islamic elements are…

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Information courtesy of     All photos by Ole Erekson, Engraver, c1876, Library of Congress

Not all of the founding fathers suffered the losses these men did; but all were entirely dedicated to breaking free from tyranny.  The list of founders contained here, endured much after they signed under  “we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor”. 

Imagine their outrage if they knew what has become of our country…


Richard Stockton

Born October 1, 1730  Died February 28, 1781

Stockton was appointed to committees supporting the war effort. He was dispatched on a fact finding tour to the northern army. New Jersey was overrun by the British in November of ’76, when he was returning from the mission. He managed to move his family to safety, but was captured and imprisoned by the British. He was not released until several years later, badly treated and in very poor condition. He was taken to Perth Amboy where he was jailed.

Stockton was then moved to Provost Prison in New York where he was intentionally starved and subjected to freezing cold weather. After nearly five weeks of abusivel treatment, Stockton was released on parole, his health was battered. He returned to his estate, Morven, in Princeton, which had been occupied by General Cornwallis during Stockton’s imprisonment. All his furniture, all household belongings, crops and livestock were taken or destroyed by the British. His library, one of the finest in the colonies, was burned.


Edward Rutlidge

Born  November 23, 1749  Died  January 23, 1800

He took leave of Congress in November of 1776 to join the defense of his colony. He was a member of the Charleston Battalion of Artillery, engaged in several important battles, and attained the rank of Captain. The colonial legislature sent him back to Congress in 1779 to fill a vacancy. He took his leave again in 1780 when the British conducted a third invasion of South Carolina. He resumed his post as Captain in the defense of Charleston, was captured and held prisoner until July of 1781.


Robert Morris

Born  January 20, 1734  Died  May 9, 1806

 In late 1776, with the Continental Army in a state of severe deprivation because of a shortage of capital and the failure of several of the colonies in paying for the war, Morris loaned $10,000 of his own money to the government. This money provisioned the desperate troops, who went on to win the Battle of Trenton (Washington Crossing). Throughout the war he personally underwrote the operations of privateers, ships that ran the British Blockades at great risk and thus brought needed supplies and capital into the colonies.

In 1789, President George Washington appointed Morris Secretary of the Treasury, but he declined the office and suggested Alexander Hamilton instead. Morris completed his office as Senator and then retired from public service. He never recovered the wealth that he enjoyed before the revolution. What was left of his fortune was soon lost to land speculation in the western part of New York state. He died in 1806, in relative poverty, at the age of 73.


Lewis Morris

Born  April 8, 1726  Died  January 22, 1798

Morris joined with the patriots when conflict began, siding , in many cases, against his wealthy neighbors. He convinced local politicians to send representatives to the re-formed Legislature in April of 1775.

In 1777, he was succeeded in congress by his brother, Gouverneur Morris. He returned to his local duties, later served as a judge in Worcester, and served intermittently as a member of the upper house of the new legislature until 1790. All of the Morris property and nearly all of his wealth had been destroyed in the revolution.


Arthur Middleton

Born  June 26, 1742  Died  January 1, 1787

He was elected to the Council of Safety at Charleston in 1775, and in 1776 was a delegate to the Continental Congress. He was captured by the British when Charleston was overrun 1781, and held prisoner for more than a year. Most of his fortune was destroyed during the Revolution. He was engaged in politics until his death on the first of January, 1787.


Francis Lewis

Born March 1713  Died    December 31, 1802

He was taken prisoner and shipped to France while serving as a British mercantile agent in 1756. When he returned to America he became active in politics. He was elected to the Continental Congress in 1775, and served there for several years. He lost all of his property, on Long Island, New York, to the destruction of the Revolutionary war.


Joseph Hewes

Born  January 23, 1730  Died  November 10, 1779

 He established a shipping business in Wilmington, North Carolina in 1760 and, by the time of the revolution, had amassed a fortune.

 He was appointed to the Committee of Correspondence, elected to the Provincial Legislature, and sent along to the Continental Congress in 1775. Hewes was known as a tireless worker in committee and the leading expert on maritime concerns. In 1776 he signed the Declaration of Independence and placed his ships at the service of the Continental Armed Forces. He served the Congress as the Secretary of the Naval Affairs Committee until 1779, when he fell ill.


John Hart

Born  1713  Died  May 11, 1779

In 1775 he was appointed to the local Committee of Safety, the Committee of Correspondence, and a judge to the Court of Common Pleas. He was elected to the newly formed Provincial Congress of New Jersey in 1776, and sent as a delegate for New Jersey to the Continental Congress that year. Hart’s property was looted in the course of the war. His Wife died on October 8, 1776. When the area was overrun by the British in November of that year, he was forced to hide for a time. He was engaged in public service throughout the war, twice reelected to the Congress and also serving the Commitee of Safety and as Speaker of the New Jersey assembly.


Lyman Hall

Born  April 12, 1724  Died  October 19, 1790

 In 1774, by this time partisan in revolutionary politics, he again came to Georgia and earned the unflattering attention of the Royal Governor, James Wright. He also secured election to the Continental Congress, where he was involved in provisioning food and medicine for the Revolutionary Armies. He was reelected to congress through 1780 but retired to his adopted state in 1777 when state matters, including the situation of his longtime friend Button Gwinnett, demanded his attention. A short time later, the war reached Savannah. Hall’s property was burned and he stood accused of high treason. He fled to Charleston, which was also overtaken by the British. He then fled to Connecticut, some say, where he was harbored by family.He returned to Georgia in 1782, to reclaim his lands, was elected to the House of Assembly in 1783 and then elevated to the office of the Governor.












Carter Braxton

Born  September 10, 1736  Died October 10, 1797

Was born of a wealthy family in Newington Plantation Virginia. He lost nearly all of his wealth in the course of the revolution, partly through his support of the Union, and partly through attack by the British forces.
In 1775, upon the sudden death of Peyton Randolph, Braxton was selected to assume his place in the Continental Congress. He attended two years, after which he returned to Virginia to continue service to the House of Burgesses. During the War, he had loaned £10,000 sterling to support the revolutionary cause. He had also used his wealth to sponsor shipping and privateering during the conflict, the losses from which eventually resulted in debt. He never recovered, and, in 1786, was forced to leave his inherited country estate for simple quarters in Richmond.

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