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 evidence.
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 State Depository. 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, Gospel of Luke 22:35-36, “Then Jesus asked them, “When I sent you without purse, bag or sandals, did you lack anything?”
“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 communities.
Walter is the founder of two organizations. The first is Committees of Safety, which reclaim these two vital powers. The second is the Sovereign State Depository, 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 court.
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.