From the December 2007 Idaho Observer:

Merry Christmas!

Here we are, 230 years hence: The tyranny of King George has returned with a poetically ironic vengeance—our thoroughly modern George is a dunce surrounded by a cabal whose evil is much greater than the court of the British king because technology allows them to inflict pain and misery upon greater numbers of people.

This month we will report news of how our economy is failing and illustrate how "official" efforts to poison us with contaminated air, land, water and food are being hastened; what isn't being poisoned is being stolen by the most corrupt monetary policy managers in world history. We will also show that our country has almost completed the transformation from open to closed and that every one of us but a chosen (very) few is now subject to unwarranted arrest, uncharged imprisonment and routine torture.

Merry Christmas! This year we have given each other a revolution. If we defeated our first King George with three percent of our colonial population (and a little help from the French) then we should be able to beat the second King George with three percent of us and the rest of the world waiting to offer us aid and comfort. There is no doubt in my mind that our current ranks contain at least 10 million abused and persecuted modern Americans on the verge of being willing to restore the Republic and build a future for our children and grandchildren.

Unlike last year when it appeared that our fate was sealed and all we could do was wait for the next cataclysm, we now have an option: We don't have to wait for anything. We are in the middle of a revolution and we have a few weapons they don't: Increasing numbers of mission-motivated root-spreaders and almost unilateral support nationally and globally, a radio station—and a blimp; we also occupy significant YouTube bandwidth. Our fate is no longer in their hands. If we follow our hearts and our senses of honor into this awakening, by spring their fate will be in our hands.

I think many of us have the feeling that this is our best (and perhaps only and maybe last) opportunity to rescue our nation, our people and spare the rest of the world U.S.-induced misery. As cliche as it may sound, "Failure is not an option."

We have a lot to give each other this Christmas—freedom, justice and a future. So give and give some more. And, by the way, Happy New Year from The IO staff!