On Valentine's Day this year the home
of Walter Reddy was invaded by a Swat Team. The Reddy home is located
in an area of Weston, Connecticut which has seen the original modest
homes, set on lots of around two acres, which still describes the
Reddy home, replaced by mansions, owned mostly by wealthy members of
the corporate elite.
The man who filed a police report on
Walter is a long time neighbor, Rand McNeil. Rand frequently came
over to have coffee with Walter, always inquiring about the
possibilities of buying Walter's home. Walter would smile and decline
all offers as he poured out another cup of coffee for Rand. Yet on
this occasion Rand reported to the police Walter threatened the
police – but refused to sign an affidavit.
Then, two Special Agents for the FBI
named Walter as a 'person of interest' regarding domestic terrorism.
After being held in handcuffs for hours
as his neighbors drove by, staring, Reddy was not charged with a
crime, but the judge decided to keep his weapons. There as no
evidence of any wrong doing on Reddy's part. Walter was astonished to
hear he was supposedly a threat to others, or at least those were the
boxes the officials had checked off.
Rand refused to sign an affidavit
attesting to the truth of the statements he had made, covertly, to
police. The mission, probably to kill Reddy, fizzled, the reason is
not discussed in court or in the media but can be surmised, given the
Sometimes you have to look at the facts
not immediately in evidence to see the likely chain of causality. In
December 2010 Walter Reddy had a meeting with Stan Crouch of Herbert
J. Sims & Co., Inc. The firm is located in Fairfield, Connecticut
at 2150 Post Road, Suite 301. The meeting took place in Crouch's
tastefully appointed office. Walter was hopeful this large and
,presumably, respectable firm would want to be involved in the plans
he and a group of investors, economists, and activists had worked so
hard to organize for the Sovereign
. It was an ambitious plan,
but one they believe Americans desperately need today, as the dollar
continues to fail.
Across the expanse of polished wood,
Crouch's partner, Victor Saul, had sat listening to the plan to
provide the states with a way to use units of gold and silver bullion
as money. Victor's eyes, bugging out with shock, said, “They are
going to kill you.”
Stan Crouch's comment was, perhaps,
even more illuminating. “They will send the military to come
down on the states.” Walter was incredulous. He asked, “Are
you out of your mind?” Clearly, they viewed the world very
differently – or understood those in control to different degrees.
“We, the people, have a right to
our life, our liberty, and our property.” Said Reddy. “Our
property includes gold and silver.” Stan responded, “Gold
and silver does not belong to the people. All of it belongs to the
Federal Reserve. By the way, I have been down in the basement of the
Federal Reserve. I've seen what they have stored there.”
Later, Walter was told by a friend, who
is also a broker, that Stan Crouch was closely affiliated with
Goldman Sachs. Walter had been told Stan was like-minded, in the
cause of liberty, something entirely untrue.
The exchange clarifies the beliefs of
of bankers and finance people, such as Stan Crouch. This relatively
small and select group believe while ordinary Americans hold precious
metals all of this form of wealth really belongs to the Federal
Reserve. Your hold on your precious metals is temporary. The FED
retains the right to confiscate gold, as happened in 1933 through the
order of FDR.
Walter Reddy is an older man, a retired
contractor, raised during the tumultuous 60s, he remembers with pride
having circulated petitions to ensure passage of the 26th
Amendment, giving 18 year olds the right to vote. Young men, then
going off to Vietnam, could at least cast a ballot. Walter always
votes, remembering the importance of being an active and informed
citizen. Today, as he votes, he remembers the men who died and those
who returned to harassment and rejection.
Walter has been active in his
community, doing volunteer work, for most of his adult life. No
product of wealth, Walter Reddy was raised a military brat. He
understands the sacrifices servicemen make when they are told they
must fight to preserve freedom.
Walter loves his modest home. The stand
of pines, over 100 feet in height, borders the property, providing a
sense of peace, reminding him of his own life's journey, which has
been full of unexpected discoveries. Along with his hands-on work as
a contractor, he sees to the plants he raised, watching them grow and
prosper, as he wants America to grow and prosper, leaving him time to
work to strengthen his community.
One of the organizations to which
Walter belongs is the SAR, Sons of the American Revolution. He is
proud to be descended from Henry Adams, sharing the same lineage with
Sam and John Adams, men to whom freedom and individual rights
mattered more than life itself.
Walter studied the Constitution, the
Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence, for which his
ancestors fought, and died, while first a member of the SAR.
Understanding that all people, from every culture and place, have
the same inherent, God-given rights, Reddy also knows, in his bones,
governance must be local to affirm the individual power and rights of
all people. Walter Reddy believes people should use persuasion, not
coercion and force, governing through consensus, as was usual in much
of New England when the Revolution was fought.
No matter where Walter is, or what he
is doing, he carries in his mind the vision of a people who actively
affirm their rights through self-governing and benevolence at the
local level. Walter is a follower of Christ.
During the year Walter Reddy spent in
Israel in 1983, first living on a kubbutz, he came to see how the
message of Christ was carried through time in the actions of people
who worked together, rejecting conflict to embrace brotherhood. While
in Israel he worked side by side with Jews and Muslims who lived in
peace. The two vital principles Walter found in the words of Christ
which profoundly moved him in his study of Americans founding
documents, he expresses and the Purse and the Sword.
For his last three months in Israel,
Walter lived in Jerusalem, attending a Baptist Church. There, he
realized a church is not a building or denomination. It is made up of
the people, living in Christ. His congregation in Jerusalem was
forced to meet in a tent behind their building. The church had been
firebombed and they were raising money to rebuild.
Aware even then of the potential for
violence in the world, Walter took to heart the words Christ spoke to
his gathered disciples after the Last Supper. Jesus said to them,
22:35-36, “Then Jesus asked them,
“When I sent you without purse, bag or sandals, did you lack
“Nothing,” they answered. But now if you have a
purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell
your cloak and buy one. “
The Purse refers to the exchanges of
commerce. Americans must have sound money. The Sword refers to the
right of all people to organize in defense of their homes and
Walter is the founder of two
organizations. The first is Committees
which reclaim these two vital powers. The second is
, which Stan Crouch learned of
in December, 2010 less than two months before Rand McNeil laid false
reports against Walter, his neighbor for over 25 years.
Rand McNeil owns extensive real estate
holdings. McNeil's ex-wife's family name is Goelet. McNeil told
Walter her family owns the majority share in JP Morgan-Chase and have
been majority stock holders, going back to the corn exchange and
chemical bank. But, he confided in Walter years ago, you won't see
their name very often because they take care it not appear in public.
McNeil owned an airport in Vermont
before he retired. How, he indulges his interest in sailing. Rand
grew up on the Gold Coast and his grandfather was a partner of John
D. Rockefeller's in Standard Oil.
Rand's job, while he worked, was to do
research on land titles to find property which was not claimed so he
could claim it for himself, according to what he told Walter. While
they have been neighbors for 15 years the two men have known each
other for 25 years.
The meeting at H. J. Sims Company, Inc.
took place December, 2010. Around February 1, 2011 Rand McNeil
dropped by to see his old friend, Walter, and asked for advise on
buying a shotgun for protection. It was the first time in 25 years
the subject was raised. The area where their homes are located is
remote from town.
Walter, had two legally owned firearms,
one an antique revolver, and the other a 12 gauge shot gun, kept
locked in a case. Rand asked to see the shotgun. Walter took him
upstairs, to the case where it was kept. Taking it out of the case,
Walter unloaded it, a normal procedure, and handed it to Rand, who
examined it as Walter and he discussed the problem with home invasion
by violent criminals, which are happening more frequently across the
country. Rand handed the gun back, Walter replaced it in its case.
The whole examination took around 10 minutes.
Walter has not fired the shotgun in 15
years. But he understands legally it is his responsibility to defend
himself, as it is for all Americans. This is why he bought the
shotgun originally, as do many people who live in remote areas. If
the police fail to protect citizens they are not responsible because
this duty belongs legally, first and foremost, to individual
Americans. This principle has been upheld over and over again in
The day after asking Walter for advice
on owning a shotgun Rand called and gave Walter a warning. “Walter,
if you don't stop what you are doing, I'm warning you, you are going
to be sorry.” He repeated
himself several times, according to Reddy. The
warning was explicitly about providing the states with the means to
transact business using gold and silver.
The words of Stan and Victor resonate
with those uttered by Rand. The three men share a common brotherhood
in banking, investing, and and life-style.
On February 8th Rand McNeil
went to the police to make his report mentioned earlier. He falsely
accused Walter of brandishing his shot gun in his bedroom and making
threats against the police and the the banks. Walter is now disarmed
and unable to defend himself from the next swat team they send.
Knowing that has only increased Walter's determination to ensure
Americans their power of Purse and Sword.
Please keep him in your prayers and
visit his websites. Our next article on Walter will go into a
program now being organized to help veterans come all the way back
from war to peace.