MERPAC! I want someone to tell me the truth! I want someone in MERPAC to support and defend the Constitution of the United States and my Fourth Amendment right from unwarrant police search and siezure (and questioning) of my First Amendment rights to talk about my Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, especially so when invited by a Notice in the Federal Register!
Who was it that called Mass Maritime Academy Police (MMAP) on me alleging I had a gun on campus? Were they prompted to call MMAP because of what I wrote in an email with a 50 page attachment? If so, what in particular was it in that email or the attachment that scared them? I have a right to know so that I can edit the offending passages to belay instigating fears in the timid amongst us.
My blog statistics show that Capt. Joe Murphy, who teaches maritime security management at Mass Maritime Academy and is the father of Capt. Shane Murphy, Chief Mate of the recently hijacked MAERSK ALABAMA, visited my blog on April 16, 2009 directly from his Mass. Maritime Academy email account:
No one else but Capt. Joe Murphy in MERPAC has a Mass Maritime email account. Capt. Murphy and perhaps another MMA official with a MMA Police Officer pulled me aside escorting me into an empty room to question me on whether I had a gun in my possession. So, am I to conclude that Capt. Murphy called MMAP on me? And why?
If no particular phrase, sentence, or paragraph is at fault then I may have been the subject of a senseless act of retaliation for exercising my First Amendment right to speak freely, to associate with MERPAC, and to peititon MERPAC to ask that they (you!) take into consideration the views of an Able Seamen that MERPAC’s activities are negatively affecting my constitutional rights and my future as a seaman, especially so when the police are called on me just for speaking and writing about my rights.
You must be aware that Secretary of Homeland Security is defending the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s report titled “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalizing and Recruitment” On page 6 of that report reads:
(U//FOUO) Weapons rights and gun-control legislation are likely to be hotly contested subjects of political debate in light of the 2008 Supreme Court’s decision in District of Columbia v. Heller in which the Court reaffirmed an individual’s right to keep and bear arms under the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, but left open to debate the precise contours of that right. Because debates over constitutional rights are intense, and parties on all sides have deeply held, sincere, but vastly divergent beliefs, violent extremists may attempt to co-opt the debate and use the controversy as a radicalization tool.
Was Capt. Joe Murphy unduly influenced by DHS propaganda? Did Capt. Murphy really believe I was a “violent extremist?” simply because I talked about the “rights and duties of seamen under the Second Amendment” and what those rights and duties are under the general superintendence of the Secretary of Homeland Security, 46 U.S.C. § 2103. Capt. Murphy’s behavior is indicative of a general distrust of the American people who are not in governmental positions of authority and are actively defending their constitutional rights and the Constitution of the United States itself from a U.S. Government that ignores that Constitution.
Ten*K (Super Member) of the Pennsylvania Firearm Owners Association (online discussion furom) December 9th, 2008 Re: Important FED lawsuit: The Perfect Second Amendment Case? (post Heller) wrote:
“Sounds like this gentleman is being swept under the rug because he is neither rich, famous, or powerful… even though that isn’t supposed to make a difference. When the government keeps telling you to shut up and go away, as a common citizen, it is near impossible to maintain the actual dollars cost of the fight. I think a big problem is that the “system” is self-aware, and cares only for its survival.”
QUESTION FOR MERPAC: Is the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms an intangible property of Admiralty and Maritime Law under Rule 9(h) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure? (My new lawsuit under Admiralty Law).
You must also be aware that the American people have reciprocated that distrust with a nationwide public demonstration in Tea Parties protesting out of control government tax and spend policy. I may be the only merchant seaman in the industry to public object to the relentless additions to federal laws and regulations targeting merchant seaman based on enhancing security. But not a single word on constitutional rights and duties of seaman, or even human rights in regard to hostile work environment were discussed. Just because these items were omitted or neglected for your agenda does not mean that they are non-issues. They are very real issues.
Also be fully aware that my views are taking a foot hold in the court of public opinion. On April 14, 2009 Michelle Malkin linked back to (Trackbacked) my blog posting:
THE SECOND AMENDMENT & THE MERCHANT MARINER’S CREDENTIAL « American Common Defence Review
The incident with Capt. Murphy and the MMA Police will become anecdotal evidence supporting my allegations of retaliation associated with the U.S. Coast Guard in my new lawsuit. Although I do not intend to include Capt. Murhpy or MMA Police as defendants in my lawsuit they should take this incident as a lesson learned not to base police action on lawful participation in a public meeting on sensitive policy questions.
AGAIN! I ASK WHO AMONG YOU IN MERPAC IS PATRIOTIC ENOUGH TO DEFEND MY RIGHTS AGAINST CAPT. MURPHY’S BASELESS ACTIONS VIOLATING MY RIGHTS TO FREELY ATTEND A MERPAC MEETING SUPPOSEDLY OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
Will my questions to MERPAC be included in the minutes and the transcipt published online?
Will the police interogation be included in the minutes and the questioning included in the published transcript as a sidebar note?
And as a P.S. note:
I submit my formal objection to the Passport style red color of the Merchant Mariner Credential.
Symbolism of the color “Red” implies radicalism, socialism, communism, and aggression. Whereas “Blue” implies seas, men, skies, peace, unity, harmony, tranquility, calmness, trust, coolness, confidence, conservatism, water, ice, loyalty, and dependability.