|Schaeffer Cox with Rep. Don Young.|
The criminal charges against him are false, but they might be God’s punishment for being too prideful, Fairbanks militia leader Schaeffer Cox wrote in a letter from jail that is being circulated among Cox’s friends and supporters in anticipation of a sentencing hearing next month.
The letter takes the form of a spiritual confession and apology.
“To be passionate and full of zeal is good, but I was foolish and full of pride,” Cox wrote. “In my foolish pride, I got on my soapbox to wag my finger at the government for every little thing they did wrong. I taunted them until they had enough and manufactured a case against me. While the criminal charges that were brought by man are lies, the spiritual charges brought before God are true,” he said.
Cox was a political candidate in Fairbanks in 2008 and during the next few years drew crowds of hundreds in Fairbanks and Western states. As part of the sovereign citizens movement, he renounced his U.S. citizenship and created a number of institutions, including the Alaska Peacemaker’s Militia, that he said could keep order if the U.S. government fell.
In his letter from jail, he goes on to say it was foolish for him to try to change the world.
“It was stupid of me to think the root problem of our national and individual moral decay could be fixed if the government obeyed the Constitution. And it was double-stupid for me to think that I, through my own efforts, could make a difference,” he wrote.
"The criminal charges that were brought by man are lies?" Interesting.
Well then I guess this video of Cox saying, in front of his young son, that it would be "killing time" if any law enforcement came to arrest a member of his family, must all be made up as well.
Gee I wonder how the FBI got those words to come out of Schaeffer's mouth?
By the way word on the street is that Schaeffer might be interested in cutting a deal. I hope that he does, because there are certainly others that I would like to see face a little justice.
Looking at you Wasilla.