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53 Texas Patriots are being Politically Persecuted for Jan. 6; Support Them
Note: This story has been updated to include Andrew Quentin Taake of Houston, who was arrested on July 23rd, and five members of the Munn family who were arrested on July 13th. The Munns live in Borger, out by Amarillo. This is outrageous. Please support them.
Fifty-three Texans have been arrested for the January 6 protest at the Capitol. If you go to this USA Today page, you can filter by state and read through some blurbs about them. You can also run their names through search engines and quickly come up with stories about their alleged misdeeds. Keep in mind that these stories are being spun to make them look like violent extremists who committed crimes. There is no balance. You will have to search pretty hard to find anyone standing up for these people.
But, even what is written about them is revealing. Nothing about their criminal records or checkered pasts is written because they don’t have any. These people are basically Boy Scouts, probably at least a few are Eagle Scouts. They are the kind of people you want for neighbors. One is a policeman, one is a Republican Precinct Chair, four of them went as father and son. These people are patriots who went to the Capitol because the President of the United States summoned patriots. He told them to come to the Capitol and that he would be there with them. Most did nothing more than follow the crowd into the building. Some others got a little bit rowdy. Perhaps they broke a window.
Despite the peaceful and patriotic activities of these citizens, the government has branded them as “domestic terrorists.” The media has gone along with the charade. They are looking at decades in jail and being cowed into taking plea deals. Meanwhile, the people who burned down our cities and tore down our statues last year are never going to be held accountable.
It is very important that we stand up for these people. We need to support them personally and pressure our politicians to support them publicly. Why?
First, because it is a disgrace and a complete mockery of our justice system.
Second, because they would do the same for you. These are good people who felt very strongly about standing up. If you were in jail, they would be there for you.
Third, our silence sends a terrible signal to the powers that be. If we show them that they can lie about patriotic protestors and put them in prison on specious charges, they will push forward. They perform this same act on more and more people for more and more outlandish alleged crimes.
Fourth, our silence sends a terrible signal to the patriots who might rise up and protest the next stolen election or violation of the natural law. The Left takes care of its own; the Right needs to develop a “leave no man behind” mentality if we hope to compete with them for the future of this land.
What can we do? Start simple, start local. Take a look at this list, pick out a name of a person near you, and reach out to that person in a letter. Maybe send them a card and tuck in $5 or $20 for their legal fees. Maybe ask your local city counsel to take up a resolution in support of the person. Maybe write your congressman or senator asking that they get involved. Whatever it is, don’t forget them and don’t let them suffer through this alone.
Here is the list:
Jenna Ryan – Frisco
Jason Lee Hyland – Frisco
Katherine Stavely Schwab – Colleyville
Larry Rendell Brock Jr. – Grapevine
Kerry Wayne Persick – Trophy Club or Roanoke
David Judd – Carrollton
Daniel D. Phipps – Garland
Nicholas DeCarlo – Burleson
Garret A. Miller – Dallas County
Luke Coffee – Dallas
Guy Reffitt – Wylie
Kevin Sam Blakely – McKinney
Daniel Ray Caldwell – The Colony
Mark Middleton (GOP Precinct Chair) and Jalise Middleton (wife)- Forestburg
Nolan Cooke – Fannin County
Christopher Grider – Waco
Stacy Wade Hager – Gatesville
Lubbock and Amarillo Area
Ryan Zink – Lubbock
Leonard Gruppo – Clovis
Thomas Munn, 54, Dawn Munn, 55, Kristi Munn, 29, Joshua Munn, 24, Kayli Munn, 18 were arrested in Borger, 40 miles northwest of Amarillo in the Texas Panhandle.
Jenny Cudd – Midland
Eliel Rosa – Midland
Vic Don Williams – Odessa
Sean David Watson – Alpine
Greater Houston Area
Tam Dinh Pham – Houston
Wilmar Montano Alvarado – Houston
Andrew Quentin Taake – Houston
Adam Weibling – Katy
Christian Cortez – Seabrook
Benjamin LaRocca – Seabrook
Shane Jenkins – Houston
Daniel Page Adams – Polk County
San Antonio – Austin Area
Jason and Grady Owens – Blanco
Samuel Christopher Montoya – San Marcos
Andrew Morgan Jr. – Caldwell County
Elizabeth Rose Williams – Kerrville
Bradley S. Bennett – Kerrville
Richard Franklin Barnard – Georgetown
Jeffery Shane Witcher – Georgetown
Treniss Jewell Evans III – Canyon Lake
Joseph Cable Barnes (RIP) – Austin
Chance Anthony Uptmore – San Antonio
James Herman Uptmore – San Antonio
Matthew Mazzocco – San Antonio
Alex Kirk Harkrider – Carthage
Ryan Taylor Nichols – Longview