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About The Publisher

A veteran of Viet Nam, student of history (both American and film), Jeffrey Bennett has been broadcasting for over eighteen years as host of Perspectives on America, and later - 'Life, Liberty & All That Jazz.' Jeff is considered the voice of reason on the alternative media - providing a unique and distinctive broadcast style, including topics such as health and wellness, news, political satire - with a twist, education and editorial commentary on current events through the teaching of history. In addition, Jeff publishes The Federal Observer - a daily on-line publication, which co-authored and spear-headed a petition, which ultimately caused new legislation to be signed by President George W. Bush within 450 days of the events that rocked our world on September 11, 2001.

Egypt and the Destruction of Civil Liberties in America

There are lots of things wrong with the conviction and incarceration of 54-year-old Mustafa Kassem, who died (recently) in Egypt.

Kassen was an American citizen who drove a taxi in New York City. He had two children. In 2013, the Egyptian military ousted the democratically elected president of the country, which reestablished its omnipotent control over the government and the nation. In the process of killing hundreds of protestors, Egyptian authorities arrested Kassem in a nearby shopping center where he was exchanging money before returning home to the United States. Continue reading

Black Leaders Tell Supreme Court: Abortion is Racist, “Long History” of Targeting Black Babies

African American leaders urged the U.S. Supreme Court to recognize how abortion hurts the black community in an amicus brief filed ahead of an important abortion case.

The Daily Wire reports the brief represents the voices of prominent African American pro-life leaders, including Ryan Bomberger, Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dean Nelson, Catherine Davis, Stacy Washington, Walter and Lori Hoye and Day Gardner. Continue reading

Leftist Battle Cry: Cancel All Things Conservative

Recently, at the NCAA college football championship game between Louisiana State and Clemson, a picture was taken of actor Vince Vaughn shaking hands with President Donald Trump as the two watched the game from a private box at the Superdome in New Orleans. Someone posted it on the internet and the left-wing social media went nuts against Vaughn. How dare he “humanize” Trump! That was the mantra. Continue reading

The Ghosts of Greater Men Than I…

This past weekend was a four-day extended weekend, lasting from the morning of Friday, 17 January 2020, through Monday, 20 January 2020, and it was eventful, even history-making.  I find myself without the vocabulary to effectively articulate the emotions I experienced over those four days; I can tell you that I was honored to have not only born witness to the events I’m going to talk about, but also to have been able to participate in said events.  Some of my experiences were exciting, some were saddening, and some were uplifting.  There were times when I was filled with an overwhelming sense of pride, and there were occasions when I was profoundly humbled… Continue reading

Brave Ex-Chaplain Still Haunted by the Vietnam War’s Most Desperate Siege

Retired Navy chaplain Ray W. Stubbe leaned over his diary and ran his finger to the entry for Feb. 23, 1968, the 34th day of the Vietnam War’s siege of Khe Sanh and the day the bunker was hit.

The small, sandbag fortress was on the perimeter. He had spent the night there three weeks before, as a half-dozen nervous young Marines sat under a single lightbulb, making coffee in a ration tin and playing a recording of “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” over and over.

Now the bunker had been smashed with some of those Marines inside, and Stubbe, then 29, a bespectacled Lutheran minister, rushed from a nearby medical shelter to help… Continue reading

Destino ~ Just the Beginning…

In 1945, Walt Disney and Salvador Dalí began collaborating on an animated film. 58 years later, with Dalí long gone and Disney gone longer still, it came out. The delayed arrival of Destino had to do with money trouble at the Walt Disney Studios not long after the project began, and it seems that few laid eyes on its unfinished materials again until Disney’s nephew Roy E. Disney came across them in 1999. Completed, it premiered at the 2003 New York Film Festival and received an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Short Film. Now, seventeen years later, we know for sure that Destino has found a place in the culture, because someone has mashed it up with Pink Floyd.

This is not the end of the story…

COMING SOON: Much more on Destino from the Federal Observer

The Weekend Gallery…

Well – how in the hell else can I clean off my desktop? Let YOU have something to think about… This way you don’t have to READ too much! ~ Ed.

Racism ‘splained fo’ Dummies

“To Arms. Two Arms!”

‘Poison Ivy, Poison Ivy…’



Sluggo (NortRAM) meets Mr. Bill

Nope, Nope – I just gotta do it… A historic film from back in the day of Mr. Bill (Clinton?) and the future Governor of Virginia, Sluggo NorthRAM…

Migrant Caravan Members Clash With Mexican Troops as They Try to Make Their Way North

NEW Democrat Voters are rushing to the Border. Free food, housing, education and welfare. WHOOPS – let’s not forget driver’s licenses and positions of political office in Caleeforneeya and all across the land! ~ Ed.

Source: Edgar Hernández/@emilytgreen/Twitter

Video taken in southern Mexico shows members of a migrant caravan clashing with Mexican national guardsmen after entering the country.

According to local media, over 800 of the migrants were arrested on Thursday in the town of Frontera Hidalgo after crossing from Guatemala. The Associated Press reports the migrants were trying to negotiate ($$$ – Dinero ~ Ed.) Mexican authorities to let them get “permits for free transit through Mexico to the United States.” Continue reading

Gun Control: To Be Free of Tyrants

One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation. ~ Congressman Thomas Brackett Reed [1886]

Never in my lifetime have I experienced such dangerous anti-freedom, anti-Constitution bills being passed in any government. I believe Wilson’s era was rife with tyranny, as was FDR’s, but I believe this is a new era, with a certain segment of the government’s power in the hands of some of the most evil men and women to have spoiled the land in decades.

What is needed is for more good men and women to answer the call and make a strong stand in the face of this growing evil and what I see as a newly shaped trend in tyranny by a party intent in gaining and keeping power by any means necessary, even though they aren’t quite yet the largest majority in the entire land.

The anti-gun Democrat commies couch their arguments in terms of being enlightened and civilized, but they are anything but intelligent or enlightened. They are just plain, simple-minded communists, and as for civilized, being ignorant isn’t being civilized. A civilized society’s people adhere to a moral code that runs throughout its society as a whole, binding everyone together under a common standard.

In its beginnings, America held to Her founding principles, Judeo-Christian and Western principles, and the moral code those principles encompassed, and America prospered because of it. Today, that moral code has all but vanished. Continue reading

Why Were Vietnam War Vets Treated Poorly When They Returned?

American soldiers returning home from Vietnam often faced scorn as the war they had fought in became increasingly unpopular.

I had gotten this article from “CherrieWriters”, It was one of the sites I get regular emails from. The site is full of information about Vietnam. I found the site years ago when I was researching the A-7 strikes near Hanoi if memory servers. This article means something to me because I remember the treatment my Dad got when he came home from his 2nd tour in Vietnam and it infuriated me, I was too young to really remember his first tour. How could the people blame the G.I’s for the war, they had to go when their government sent them. Going to Canada was a non-starter for most of the draftee’s, “only cowards and cocksuckers ran to Canada” was the prevailing theme. Then the way they were crapped on after they returned, from the people on the streets to the VA and the government. I recall the sentiment during Desert Storm that we were massively supported by the people on the street to Hollywood celebrities. It was almost surreal compared to the treatment my Dad and his generation got. I am glad that we as a society has matured, even during the unpopularity of the Iraq war most people didn’t blame the G.I. although there were a few asshats here and there. ~ Mr. Garabaldi

Twenty-one-year-old Steven A. Wowwk arrived as an infantryman in the Army’s First Cavalry Division in Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam in early January 1969 to fight in an escalating and increasingly unwinnable war. By June, Wowwk had been wounded twice – the second time seriously – and was sent back to the United States for treatment at Boston’s Chelsea Naval Hospital.

It was after returning to the U.S. and while en route to the hospital that Wowwk first encountered hostility as a veteran. Continue reading

So, you REALLY thought that it was over?

Bloomberg to Gun Owners: Your Worst Nightmare is Coming
Bloomberg is coming for your guns America. That’s what he wants you to think anyway, from the looks of his flashy new tv ad rolling out on television and youtube. Bloomberg is the enemy of gun owners across America.

The ad has started appearing on youtube commercials and television this Monday, where he calls out the NRA and “gun lobby.” The voice goes on to say that he is their “worst nightmare.”… (Continue to full article)

VA Councilman Brings Ar-15 To Meeting, Triggering Liberals
VA Councilman Nathan Clark strapped on an AR-15 and wore it to a Portsmouth city council meeting. Three of the council members threw a fit and called for his resignation. Four others agreed with his display and a resolution declaring themselves a “Second Amendment Constitutional City” passed 4-3.

The whining from three of the council members revealed what they thought was “intimidation,” and one called for his resignation.

“It was a disgrace, disheartening and an embarrassment. Most of us were blindsided by the display.” Vice Mayor Lisa Lucas-Burke

An “embarrassment?” The liberals are the embarrassment. The VA councilman is a current law enforcement officer. Another council member stood with Councilman Clark… (Continue to full article)

Virginia Democrats trying to prevent political backlash over gun proposals
Despite throngs of gun rights protesters who swarmed city council meetings demanding their counties be declared as “Second Amendment sanctuaries” and attending Lobby Day in Richmond on Monday for the annual gun rights rally hosted by the Virginia Civil Defense League, Democrats in the commonwealth are undeterred.

Virginia Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam supports eight gun control bills, and Democrats have already passed three of the measures in the state Senate: universal background checks, bringing back the state’s one-gun-a-month policy, and banning guns at public events… (Continue to full article)

VA Democrats Vow To Ignore Voices Of Richmond Rally Goers
If 20,000+ people show up to tell you what they think, that’s usually a sign you should probably at least consider listening. That’s especially true when they’re calling for you to respect their rights.

That’s about how many people showed up in Richmond, a powerful reminder that Virginians aren’t united behind this anti-gun nonsense.

However, despite the massive numbers that showed up, Democrats in the state have vowed to basically ignore them…. (Continue to full article)

Virginia Senate Moves Forward On Red Flag Law
A day after tens of thousands of Virginia gun owners and Second Amendment supporters thronged the state capitol in Richmond to oppose Gov. Ralph Northam’s anti-gun agenda, the state Senate moved a “red flag” proposal on to third reading, but not before the bill was once again amended substantially… (Continue to full article)

Truth IS Stranger Than Fiction: The Racist Roots of Gun Control

He’s been with us from the beginning!

~ Foreword ~
January 2020 ~ Every so often, we are inclined to go back to the ‘roots’ of the Federal Observer, and with today’s posting, and due to the overwhelming controversy over the next generation of gun-grab attempts, the time has come to repost this lengthy column once again. It has now been just over seven years since we brought the following back to the Front Page, yet given what is going on in Virginia and other states today – it’s time for review is past due.

Once again, due to the age of this column (November 2002) some or all of the embedded links may no longer be active. Due your own due-diligence.

To straighten out the un-enlighted reader – Mr. Whitley is not the author of “The Racist Roots of Gun Control”. He is however the author of the introduction and the closing comments. Our thanks to Mr. Clayton E. Cramer – the author of the main body of this text. We suggest that the NAACP (an organization who seems to have no intention of allowing their ‘people’ to be advanced for anything) – read and study – and then know their own history.

It would seem, the NAACP is willing to sellout the black race by withholding the truth in exchange for a few bucks in a civil case – and may even be willing to go so far as to threaten others of their own race if they try to reveal historical facts dealing with racism if it interferes with their cash-flow. The path the NAACP has taken is…well, as they say, “follow the money” (and the truth be damned).

Jeffrey Bennett, Publisher
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This IS Tomorrow: Gun Control Is A Tool Of Socialism

That a form of socialism is being foisted on the people of Virginia should come as no surprise. Socialism is an anti-Christ system that more folks need to understand.

If you look, over the years, at those who have promoted gun control, you find that the vast majority of them, Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, and a vast host of others, were socialists or communists of one stripe or another. Socialists usually have agendas that are not always wildly popular with those living under their regimes and so gun control is one way of “protecting lives” in such countries–socialist lives, nobody else’s because socialists don’t care about any lives but their own. Continue reading

January 20, 2020 ~ There’s always tomorrow…

Something is fishy here… Will the Governor just cave in – or will he thumb his nose at those who showed up and proceed? The days ahead will tell more of the story. ~ Ed.

Thousands of gun-rights activists descend on Virginia’s Capitol to protest Dems’ gun-control legislation
Many participants are dressed in camouflage and many are also openly and legally carrying firearms, including AR-style rifles, outside the gun-free Capitol Square… (Continue to full article)

Major Virginia pro-gun rally ends peacefully with zero incidents
A major gun rally in Richmond, Virginia, ended peacefully on Monday afternoon, with thousands of protesters dispersing without incident in spite of fears that the event would descend into violence.

The rally had been called in response to several gun control bills currently under consideration in the newly Democratic Virginia General Assembly. Thousands, or perhaps tens of thousands of pro-gun protesters showed up to oppose the bills. Many attendees on the perimeter of the state capitol were legally armed, although Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam banned weapons from capitol grounds ahead of the protest…. (Continue to full article)

Thousands Of Pro-Gun Activists And Far-Right Extremists Swarm Richmond, Virginia
RICHMOND, Va. ― Thousands of pro-gun protesters, along with extremist factions from all over the country, crowded in and around Capitol Square on Monday for a pro-gun rally that for weeks has stoked fears of violence that reached the highest levels of Virginia government.

Three neo-Nazis associated with a violent white supremacist group called The Base were arrested last week after allegedly discussing plans to travel to the rally and open fire from different positions in order to cause chaos. Gov. Ralph Northam (D) declared a temporary emergency, banning all guns from Capitol Square for the event and saying there was “credible intelligence” that there may be violence…. (Continue to full article)

VIDEO: Virginia Rally Attendees Pick Trash Up After Themselves
A video has emerged from the pro-gun Virginia rally – where all hell was expected to break loose – showing attendees pick trash up after themselves.

In spite of all the nervy expectations before the event, groups were filmed picking up trash off a road as they were leaving…. (Continue to full article)

Grayson County Sheriff Richard Vaughan was among the people who attended the Lobby Day gun rally. The Grayson County Sheriff stood alongside his deputies holding a sign with the words “WE SUPPORT THE SECOND AMENDMENT.” His office captured the pictures and posted them online. “We are here to s and up for the Second Amendment,” the Sheriff Vaughan said during the rally.

He reiterated his initial position on the issue of gun control. “If the bills go through as proposed, they will not be enforced,” he declared in an interview during the march.

“They’re unconstitutional. We swore to uphold the constitution of the United States and the constitution of Virginia, and that’s what we’ll do.”… (Continue to full article)

‘The civil rights march of my life’
Thousands of pro-gun protesters, many heavily armed, rally peacefully in Richmond

Many demonstrators, opposed to proposed gun restrictions, openly displayed military-style semiautomatic rifles. Other wore orange “Guns save lives” stickers as the crowd chanted “USA” and sang the national anthem. Signs read “Come and take it” and “Second Amendment Sanctuary.” … (Continue to full article)

Antifa terrorists a NO SHOW at the Virginia pro-2A rally… deep state BACKS DOWN in presence of overwhelming patriot presence
The overwhelming numbers of armed patriots at the pro-2A rally in Richmond, Virginia has apparently caused Antifa terrorists and deep state operatives to back down from their plans to instigate staged violence for CNN’s cameras. While an estimated “tens of thousands” of armed patriots peacefully demonstrated at the Virginia capitol today, there were no reports of Antifa terrorists on the scene.

Antifa simply could not be found. It’s clear they decided to back down… (Continue to full article)

One arrest made as more than 20,000 descend on Richmond for Lobby Day, pro-gun rally
“We are all thankful that today passed without incident. The teams successfully de-escalated what could have been a volatile situation. This resulted from weeks of planning and extensive cooperation among state, local, and federal partners in Virginia and beyond.

Virginia’s law enforcement and first responders demonstrated tremendous professionalism. I’m proud of their work. I have spoken with Colonel Settle of the State Police, Colonel Pike of the Capitol Police, and Chief Smith of the Richmond Police Department, as well as leaders of the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s office, and thanked them for keeping Virginia safe…. (Continue to full article)

These are the days…

This was laid on my heart to share . . . So many of our Brother’s n Sister’s make their preparations to head to Virginia to STAND in defense of one of our more sacred rights as American Citizens . . . THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS!

For many of us, our Kin has been involved in the Revolutionary War, the War of Northern Aggression and countless others . . . The time is at hand for WE THE PEOPLE to remind those given the PRIVILEGE to represent us, that WE are the TRUE MASTERS and we have had enough.

Now, the “powers that be” don’t want to give up their power, so I ask each and every one of you . . . BE ON YOUR KNEES, before the Great I AM, asking His favor over our family and friends who go to STAND for those of us who can’t go . . .

The SPIRIT of the Son’s and Daughter’s are UNITED . . . the THOUSANDS of our Kin who’ve gone before us and the Lord himself are with us . . . WHO CAN STAND AGAINST US!!

Hope this touches y’all as it did me.

Marci Rene’ Fox
Heirs to the Confederacy
January 19, 2020

Martin Luther King Jr.’s View on Self Defense & the 2nd Amendment

Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals. ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

There’s plenty of misinformation running around about Martin Luther King Jr. and his views on self defense and the 2nd Amendment. Anti-gunners often believe anyone who owns a firearm is inherently violent – even though firearms are inanimate objects, no more or less violent than a hammer or dinner plate. They take this belief and twist one of Martin Luther King Jr.’s quotes into an anti-gun campaign. Continue reading

Weaver, Waco, Oklahoma City, Finicum and now…

My GOD people – if THIS does not awaken you to what is planned to January 20, 202 and BEYOND – then you just don’t get it – and you WON’T – until they come after YOU!

READ what has been posted below by Kay Williams Wagner – and WATCH the ENTIRE video. Don’t kid yourself – THEY are coming – after YOU! ~ Jeffrey Bennett, Editor and Publisher

VA state police drive over 100 miles to intimidate law biding citizens a head of lobby day

This incident occurred on Saturday, 01.18.2020 at 8:57 in the morning. My husband became a target of the pending Red Flag Law in VA. The reason the police came is due to a visit George made to the Capitol in order to become situationally aware of his surroundings on Lobby Day. His observations and the pictures he took made Capitol police concerned.

George was not the only person on Capitol grounds that day. He was not the only person taking pictures either. But George’s size and stature coupled with his purposeful actions made him a target for a dry run on Red Flag laws on a citizen of Virginia. Red Flag Laws have not been legalized in VA at this point.

The police told us they had a tip about George but what we soon discovered was the tip to the police came from the Capitol police itself. The Capitol police saw my husband a threat and then tagged him as a danger. Ten days later the Capitol police, escorted with a State trooper came to our home. We had been rousted at our home on a quiet Saturday morning. Our home which is over a hundred miles from the Capitol and located at a 2nd amendment Sanctuary County.

At this point you should know that one of them was a Capitol police officer and the other was a State Trooper, homicide division. The two officers had their hand on their weapons when my husband stepped out the door to greet them. And the rest you can see on this video. Please share this with anyone who has questions about the Red Flag Laws being proposed. Trump was correct when he said, “They are not after me. They are after you”.

Kay Williams Wagner
January 19, 2020

Gird up Thy Loins, and Prepare for Battle!

I say go, and Go Fully Armed. Essentially GO BIG or Stay Home.

The TYRANT Northam is the bad agent here, along with the Democratic Majority. If they are really so vile and evil as to go to such an egregious length of action, as to further exacerbate a bad situation, that’s on them.

They are violating our rights. What would these canaries in the mine have us do. Forever submit? When is the right or wrong time to make a stand for a righteous cause?

For me, one stands as soon as tyranny starts.

The Leftist Democratic Party communists want a war? Let them fire the first shots And Then LET’S GIVE IT TO THEM.

I’m sick to death from witnessing these anti-American pieces of walking shit tearing my country asunder and spoiling everything good and decent this nation was built upon. I am sick of seeing them offer “compromise” that is so filled with self-serving evil for their side that it is no compromise whatsoever.

These people no longer operate within the Constitution or even on anything remotely associated with our Founding Principles.

Before I see them take this country down into a system of serfdom whereby the people are subjugated under an authoritarian socialist regime, that grants privilege to the select few rather than protecting and defending the people’s God-Given Rights, I will pick up a rifle and do my utmost to force them to leave this nation or stay here permanently in their graves … their choice.

But one of Us needs relief, and at this point, I don’t particularly give a good damn which leaves this earth first. If they keep on this illiberal, anti-freedom, anti-American tract in Virginia and other leftist regions of the country, we’d be far better off deciding in the right here and now, whether or not this country is going to devolve into a Third World Banana republic and a totalitarian regime or rise again into a Truly Free Republic that respects and defends the people’s rights; and should they keep successfully suppressing those rights and utilize government forces to do so, i.e. federal law enforcement and the National Guard, as they have threatened, I intend to leave the dead carcasses of the Red, Radical Democratic Party Communist Rat Bastards stacked ten feet high and ten feet deep all about me in all directions for as far as the eye can see, in order that our children and their children’s children may live free.

This is MY War that I fight, ’til the forces of Liberty emerge victorious or ’til I thrash to and fro in my last dying gasps, taken down by a damn Commie bullet – so help me God.

~ Justin O Smith

January 20, 2020 ~ The day approaches…

The following is a brief commentary by noted columnist and writer, Justin O. Smith in response to a post I made on Facebook in the early morning hours of General Lee’s birthday. As most are aware – the North has once again invaded Virginia. ~ Ed.

I’ve been seeing all these reports too. We know what this is and so too does every other law abiding American conservative.

Let them stir the situation up as much as they want. If conservatives play it smart and stand in blocks of people they know, with other blocks of like-minded, once they arrive, they should be the only ones intimidating anyone — not because they are intending to intimidate anyone. If they will stick to their guns and go armed … no pun intended … they will make one hell of a statement by that alone. And I imagine the police will be reluctant to actually draw their weapons and fire first. Continue reading

Rabbit: Nine Clowns In Gowns

Every year the American people sit with baited breath, awaiting the rulings handed down by the Supreme Court as if they were gods come down from on high to bestow upon us a portion of their almighty wisdom. The esteem which is given the Supreme Court is also evidenced in presidential elections, when one of the arguments either for or against a presidential candidate is the fact that they may get to choose a new Justice to the court; shifting the balance further to the left or to the right. Continue reading

2nd Amendment Rally: Richmond, VA ~ January 20, 2020

Americans who plan to attend the rally for our unalienable right to keep and bear arms in Richmond, VA on Monday –  January 20, 2020 should keep in mind the following:

1. The purpose of the rally is to stand for freedom; To send the message to the Virginia government that their illegal and immoral infringement of our rights will not be tolerated by Americans.

2. Go to the event UN-armed. Even if you usually carry a weapon, do not carry a weapon this day. This event is a special attempt to peacefully inform the tyrants that we will stand up for our unalienable right to self defense.

3. Don’t fall for the bait. Mainstream news including Associated Press, CNN, MSNBC, etc.. will likely be there for the purpose to make freedom loving Americans look like trouble makers, criminals and killers. Anti-Americans Leftists, such as ANTIFA, may set traps for Americans at this event. The mainstream news reporters will watch to catch Americans defending themselves and report the lie that the Americans instigated the confrontation. Don’t fall for their bait. Be the bigger person to prevent any violence at this event, even if they start a confrontation.

4. Photograph or video record everything you can to be able to later prove that Americans peacefully petitioned the government of Virginia, that anti-Americans at the event started trouble, and that the mainstream news reports are lies.

5. See the following websites for more info on the event; Virginia Citizens Defense League and on Facebook at

Steve Smith