July 4, 2001
Nationalists defeat all foes in July 4th spectacular
World hears appeal for one, indivisible American nation
MORRISTOWN - "We've won in the courts, on the stump and now in the hearts of the American people," said Richard Barrett, after turning aside attempts by rioters and officials to stop his speech at the historic Morris County Courthouse.
In his address to the nation, from George Washington's headquarters, Barrett called for overthrowing favors for minorities, the same as Washington had ousted privileges for royalty.
"Washington said 'proclaim liberty' on this very spot. Thomas Paine wrote Common Sense right here. Combine liberty and common sense and you get real democracy -- where a cab-driver, who earns his license, decides who he will pick up, and a policeman, who earns his badge, receives thanks for doing his duty," said Barrett.
Covered by news' agencies from throughout the world, Barrett said that "profiling criminals saves lives." Countering minorities, who had been demanding exemption from traffic-stops because they are minorities, Barrett said that "the issue is whether a policeman, who sees a reckless-driver who is a minority will back off, for fear of losing his job, or apprehend the criminal, to keep lawless elements from killing innocent motorists."
Barrett called state-troopers John Hogan and James Kenna, who had been charged with "profiling," "men of honor" and called for "support for men behind the badge, who do their duty and love their country."
In 2000, officials had demanded $8 million to hold the rally, which was overturned by a federal court when The Nationalist Movement sued. The rally, in support of state-police superintendent Carl Williams and against affirmative-action, was held in the street because Judge John Bissell ruled that the courthouse steps were "private."
Negro Lamont Jenkins of New Brunswick had advertised on the Internet that he would "run the Nationalists off" and "eat barbeque" on the site, but was thwarted by massive police protection, won by Nationalists in their 1992 victory in the United States Supreme Court.
Ten of Jenkins' supporters, chanting "death, death, death," waving communist flags and assaulting police were jailed for rioting.
"Diversity equals death of the American people, the American way of life and the American nation," Barrett told the Star-Ledger. "There must be an all-American America."
After Nationalists appealed to a higher court, officials rescinded their ban and the 2001 rally proceeded. A coalition of self-declared anarchists, communists, homosexuals and minorities had vowed to "shut down" the rally, but failed when police presence tripled.
The cost for 2000 security was $100,000.00, compared to $400,000.00 in 2001. "It has been said that this rally has tied up traffic, but so has the presidential inauguration. One in blue jeans has just as much a right to be heard as one in a top hat. They fired Carl Williams and prosecuted Hogan and Kenna, but they cannot stop truth from being proclaimed," Barrett said.
The New York Times headlined that counter-demonstrators, assembled across Washington Street brandishing a flag of the defunct Soviet Union, "failed to drown out" the speeches. Pete Spino, a self-declared anarchist, joined Volta, a Philadelphia-based anarchist group wearing black-bandanna masks, trying to drown out the Star-Spangled Banner.
Spino expressed frustration to reporters that he and his confederates from the Green Party, Socialist Party, National Organization for Women and Progressive Labor Party had been unable to "get Barrett out of here."
An apparent plot to charge the speaker's platform, decorated with American and Crosstar flags, fizzled when two anarchists, who had infiltrated the set-up crew, toppled loud-speakers and began waving their jeering fellows on. But Barrett tackled Matthew Sheard, 19, of Brooklyn, and held him in a headlock until police arrested him and his associate Joshua Laub, 24, from the Bronx.
"He's lucky that I didn't break his arm the way he broke our loudspeaker wire," said Barrett, a Vietnam War veteran.
After the clean-cut terrorists, who passed security by professing support for the rally, were arrested, Barrett gave an order closing all checkpoints to the public. Plans had been to admit supporters of criminal profiling to a Noon parade.
Barrett then symbolically marched along the parade route, alone, as the stormclouds overhead disappeared and a bright sun shone through. "I closed the gates so that no one would be placed in danger by marching and no terrorists could infiltrate," Barrett said.
"Jesus said that where He went, we could go, also," said Barrett. "So, in marching down the street, which terrorists had vowed would never happen, I am showing that others can be safe on the streets, as well. And, someday, even be safe in their homes and workshops, when criminals, haters and terrorists has been defeated."
A wreath-laying was conducted memorializing the victims of minority rioting, murder and mayhem, including officer Henry Schaad of York, Pennsylvania, who was killed while attempting to put down riots in 1969. Barrett wore a "York PA" button received during his visit to York City Hall earlier in the week to offer moral support for Mayor Charlie Robertson, charged with giving ammunition to citizens defending themselves against the rioters.
Barrett also wore a Never button in solidarity with Officer William L. Skinner, killed by self-declared Republic-of-New-Africa terrorists in Jackson, Mississippi. As the names were read, counter-demonstrators ripped up a home-made Confederate flag, chanting, Die, Barrett, Die. They, also, waved flags of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
The ceremonies received top-billing among the New-York metropolitan news media. A Mexican-TV crew expressed amazement that Barrett spoke Spanish. They inquired about Nationalists' views on "diversity."
"I appeal to the Mexican mother to call your sons home from the barrios of Los Angeles and the slums of Newark," Barrett declared. "Let there be a Mexico for Mexicans, in the land of the ancestors of the Monumento de la Madre but, also, an America for Americans, where George Washington is the father of our country."
Barrett noted that during his speech at the National University in Mexico City he was interrupted by communist students chanting Viva, Fidel, but that students shouting Libertad shouted them down. "The forcing of 'diversity' spawns violence and hate. I say 'you have your ways and we have ours. You have your land and we have ours.' That is Libertad," he said.
NBC-TV reporter Stacey Sager asked Barrett what if the New-Jersey troopers did not wish to be honored. "As a former life-guard," Barrett replied, "I know that a drowning man sometimes will fight the one trying to rescue him, but that is no reason not to try to save him."
"A old hymn of the faith says 'Rescue the perishing,' and men of honor who do their duty fighting crime are perishing -- losing their jobs and being prosecuted -- and need to be rescued from affirmative-action favors for minorities," Barrett exclaimed.
In his speech, Barrett said that those who do not wish to partake in "controversial" activities should still show their opposition to affirmative-action. "You do not have to go into a church to say a prayer, neither do you have to stand in the courthouse square to give speech. But faith in America without works to resurrect America is for naught," he warned.
Negress Madior Murphy, 19, of Morristown, standing beside the USSR-banner, told reporters that she wanted to kill Barrett in the name of "love." "My thoughts are we want to keep him off our streets. It's all about love. I wish I could cross these (barricades) so I can go over there and whip" the Nationalists, she said.
Barrett said that the second rally was prompted by a desire to Remember Hogan and Kenna, as well as to celebrate victory over the "courthouse tyrants" who tried to ban the Fourth-of-July celebrations. Barrett carried an American flag symbolically around the courthouse in defiance of Morristown City Councilman Timothy Jackson who had vowed that the trek would only take place "over my dead body."
Nationalists also had threatened legal action against the city if hecklers, who used loudspeakers to try to disrupt the speeches in 2000, were not shut down. In 2001, hecklers returned with the same loudspeakers, shouting obscenities at the Nationalists, 100 feet away.
Barrett told Police Capt. Peter Demnitz to "shut them down." Demnitz, at first, declined. "We are going to keep coming back until they are shut down, because a 'heckler's veto' violates our First-Amendment rights," Barrett insisted. Demnitz shut the loudspeakers down.
Demnitz had previously ordered Nationalists to submit to vehicle searches in a parking-lot assembly point. When the Nationalists refused, Demnitz backed down. "We only seek to be reasonable," McManus said, "and they can conduct any searches they want at the rally site."
"Now, we have planted the seeds of liberty," Barrett told reporters. "The rest is up to the Garden State to make them grow."
The Nationalists proceeded under battery power after the attack by anarchists damaged connections to the larger sound system. Greeting were read from Farcas Szabolcs, a Hungarian freedom-fighter, warning that "we face the same persecution and oppression from communists, both in Hungary and America." He said that Nationalists "may die, but shall never tire" in the fight for freedom.
McManus rejoiced at the victory. "Everyone in the world now knows that we have taken the high ground and beat back the oppressors," McManus said. Tracy Glissen of Reading, Pennsylvania said, "Many of us had settled on only a handful of friends who shared our views, but now we know that there are others and that we are getting stronger."
Barrett made a strong appeal to "brash and brazen" youth for "defying tyranny." He praised teenagers Thomas, Bryan and Matthew Sypniewski of nearby Washington Township for refusing demands by school officials to remove the Confederate flag from their shirts. He, also, thanked state senator Gerald Cardinale for his campaign to place the Declaration of Independence in schools, a move opposed by the Black Caucus.
"Those who seek only favors for themselves do not want students reminded that the American people have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness," Barrett told the crowd, composed of approximately 200 communists in front of the podium, 100 anarchists down the street and 100 supporters on the opposite end of the street, a battery of public officials, over 500 police and scores of newsmen.
Supporter Robert Jackson of Morristown said that although he tried but found it "impossible" to get through the barricades, "I stood my ground until the police told me to move away from the area and I complied."
"I have the highest regard for the efforts, courage and, especially, activist know-how in arranging this event," Jackson said.
Opponent John Strupp of Morristown, who was arrested on weapons' charges, remained in jail. His confederates, who shouted "racist, sexist, anti-gay, Richard Barrett go away," were unable to raise Strupp's $5,000.00 bond.
In his march around the courthouse, Barrett played My Country 'Tis of Thee over a megaphone and recited excerpts from the Declaration of Independence. He concluded his 90-minute address with the words, one nation, indivisible.
Public-access producer Barry Hackney said that "this victory -- beating the governor, attorney-general, freeholders, judges and terrorists -- has brought the pro-majority view to the debate, which cannot be silenced, and a new force in the field, which is on the march."
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