Idaho liberty leader facing trumped up felony charges. Can you help?Submitted by paul4won on Fri, 08/21/2009 - 20:22
I do not know where else to turn. This man stood on street corners and brought the name "Ron Paul" to the Boise area. His "Google Ron Paul" sign on State Street is why I am who I am today.
He and I have our differences. I am appalled that he was doing what he was doing for a living. But then, I am on disability, so who am I to pass judgement?
He says he was being berated by the man, was trying to withdraw and de-escalate the situation by showing the man that he was armed, but that he did not point it or threaten him. It is clearly "He said / he said" and I was not there. I can tell you this: I have never detected violence in this man at any level.
I can also tell you this: He is flying by the seat of his pants and barely surviving, and he can not afford his bail. let alone an attorney. If you can do anything, please contribute to his paypal account at email@example.com or if you an attorney willing to help him please email him at that same address.
I know it is easy to throw people under the bus. We have to learn to support each other even when we are imperfect. I still stand and HONOR the service of William Von Brunn - he was a vet, and he tried to awaken the people. He was far from perfect, but I will not stand with the crowd that wishes to see him vililfied for one bad choice, no matter how bad that choice was. That is how I feel in spades about Challis' situation. I can tell you without a doubt, he is not perfect. Want me to trash him? I could, we have worked closely together and I could paint him as a real jerk. But it would be spin. He is a human, he has some very fine qualities, among them a willingness to put it out there. He is a patriot, and he is in need. Can you help?
Thank you for your time. I hope this request finds you all well and well prepared.
EDIT: I think I need to let everyone know what the situation here is. Our state coordinator for the Continental Congress got a 2 month sentence for driving without privileges, taking one of our best activists out of commission all summer for a victim-less, petty little charge. Challis stepped in to fill in for the incarcerated guy, now he is in hot water. The county coordinator has been shadowed this week by police, and my husband and I were both pulled over in the past week. He had a taillight out, my situation was highly suspicious. I do believe the heat is one, we will begin being slandered, arrested, stalked, and harassed. Cling fast to truth, it is our sail, our mast, our vessel and anchor.