by Michelle Morin
UPDATE to this story 4/17/13: Colorado State Patrol Officer Clarifies Questions About “Sovereign Citizens” & “Targeting Christians”
UPDATE to this story 4/11/13: Colorado State Patrol Training UPDATE – Responses from Prowers County Sheriff & the CSP
When it comes to freedom, things are changing fast and for the worst in America, and it’s happening at accelerated speed here in Colorado.
Not only are laws being written at mach speed to regulate, tax, and restrict individual freedom, but ideas are changing amongst the Colorado citizenry. Local law enforcement, in particular, are being put at a new crossroads and are being positioned to make some tough decisions about their duties. They will very soon be choosing between enforcing Constitutional rule of law and new laws which contradict our Constitutional principles and which make criminals out of innocents.
If you are a law enforcement officer, a person of faith, or someone who values both America’s First and Second Amendments, then this is a MUST-READ.
I recently received a letter from one of law enforcement’s finest. He had attended a seminar in which he was told to be on the lookout for Christians. The letter was written by an attendee, Ron Trowbridge, Undersheriff in Prowers County, Colorado. I would like to thank Sheriff Trowbridge for the letter and the 25 years he has spent protecting the public in his county. Fear of reprisals from either the Colorado State Police and Homeland Security, fail to stop this patriot from exposing what our law officers are being subjected to. Because of his bravery, we are able to get an inside look on how nefarious forces within our government are attempting to indoctrinate our law officers. As this letter proves, our officers cannot be intimidated. Nor can they be turned on the people they serve. The people of Prowers County are very lucky to have him.
Without further delay, here is the letter unedited and complete in it’s original form:
From: firstname.lastname@example.org To: email@example.com Subject: CSP Training Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2013 10:30:22 -0600
On April 1, 2013 I attended training in La Junta, Colorado hosted by the Colorado State Patrol (CSP). The training was from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm and covered two topics, Sovereign Citizens, and Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs. I was pretty familiar with motorcycle gangs but since we often deal with the so-called sovereign citizen groups I was interested to see what they had to say. The group consisted of police officers, deputies, and CSP troopers. There were about 20 people in attendance.
Trooper Joe Kluczynski taught a 2-hour section on sovereign citizens. Kluczynski spent most of his two hours focusing on how, in his view and apparently the view of Homeland Security, people turn to the sovereign citizen movement. Kluczynski started off by saying there are probably some sovereign citizens in this room and gave a generalized list of those groups that have sovereign citizen views. Among those groups, Kluczynski had listed, were those who believe America was founded on godly principles, Christians who take the Bible literally, and “fundamentalists”. Kluczynski did not explain what he meant by “fundamentalists” but from the context it was clear he was referring again to those who took the Bible literally or “too seriously.”
While Kluczynski emphasized that sovereign citizens have a right to their beliefs, he was clearly teaching that the groups he had listed should be watched by law enforcement and should be treated with caution because of their potential to assault law enforcement. Kluczynski explained why he believed these groups were dangerous saying they were angry over the election of a black president. When someone in the group suggested the failing economy was probably much more to blame, Kluczynski intimated that those who are not going along with the changes in America will need to be controlled by law enforcement. Kluczynski even later questioned some of the troopers present if they were willing and prepared to confiscate “illegal” weapons if ordered to.
Kluczynski’s assignment with the CSP was an Analyst for the Colorado Information Analysis Center, (CIAC). CIAC is funded by Homeland Security funds and run by the CSP. Kluczynski said he gets his information from the Department of Homeland Security. Kluczynski said he was leaving the CSP at the end of that week (March 29, 2013) to begin his new career with Homeland Security. I thought he was perfect for the job.
Prowers County Sheriff’s Office
Wow! This is a powerful letter, written incredibly well and I was blown away when I read it. My question for Kluczynski would be this: “If we look at recent mass murderers such as former officer Chris Dorner, who went on a rampage and killed 5 people and wounding others, Adam Lanza, the shooter at Newtown, James Holmes, who killed 12 and wounded many more, Nidal Hasan, who killed 13 fellow servicemen, or even Gabby Gifford’s shooter , Jared Lee Loughner, all were liberals except Hasan who is a Muslim terrorist. Why are you lecturing on Christians, who do not commit these type of killings? Why are you not lecturing officers on Muslims and liberals?”
Obviously, it was not his intent to prevent any further killings in the future but to defame Christians and to label them as racists because they oppose the disastrous policies of President Barack Obama. In my personal opinion, we have more to fear from propaganda merchants like Kluczynski, than we would ever have from Christians. Thank God we have men such as Sheriff Trowbridge, who cannot be corrupted or silenced. I will monitor the situation, in case he is harassed or faces reprisals and I hope I can count on all of you to make your voices heard, should he need our help.
h/t The Red Statements (Thank you Steve!)
Thank you Undersheriff Trowbridge for bravely sharing this, and for serving Colorado citizens as you have for so long. You are a hero.
There are a growing number of folks for whom we can be grateful, who understand what’s happening and how it directly affects individuals, and who are bravely speaking out about it. One of those individuals is Prowers County, Colorado Undersheriff Ron Trowbridge. I’m praying for Undersheriff Trowbridge, and I hope my readers will too. We need more courageous local law enforcement like Trowbridge who understand both our times and our Constitution.
I also ask that my readers share this post broadly, both in support of Undersheriff Trowbridge and others like him, but also so Colorado citizens (and beyond) will understand what’s really happening to our freedoms. If individuals from other states can learn from my crumbling state and get involved at your own local level today, we really can stop this freedom-crushing madness.
But it’s got to start today, and it’s got to start with you.