Now, in less than a week, I will be forced to defend myself again in trial, facing a team of government attorneys, for peacefully standing outside St. Luke’s Hospital demanding that they give baby Cyrus back to his loving parents. If convicted, I will be fined thousands of dollars and will most likely spend months, if not a year in jail, away from my little family who need me. By the time I get out, St. Luke’s executives and Holland & Hart partners with help from a few Ada County Judges will do their best to strip my family from anything we have left.
From: Ammon Bundy
To: Blake Higley; Scott Bedke; Whitney Welsh; Chris Roth; Anne McDevitt; Erik Stidham; Brad Little; Keith Reynolds;
I Ammon Bundy respectfully come seeking relief that my family and I may live in peace and not be harassed at your hands anymore.
As much as it pains me to do so, it is my duty to plead my case to you in why I have acted the way I have over the past few years. I pray that you will understand my intentions and see how my actions have been based in love for God and my fellow man, including yourself.
In February of 2020 I made a vow that I would not live or allow my family and friends to be compelled to live under the delusional control of tyrants pushing lockdown mandates using health orders as the excuse. I made this vow immediately after becoming aware of what officials in the state of California were doing to the people in that area. I had hoped that the same type of action would not come to Idaho, but my hopes were in vain, as in mid-March of 2020, Brad Little, Governor of Idaho, issued a statewide stay-home-order, much like California’s Governor Gavin Newsom did earlier that month.
Knowing very well that no state or other official has been granted the authority to order my friends, family or I to remain in our homes until we have their permission to leave. Knowing that no man or group of people have the right to order other men or women to stop trading with each other in an effort to provide for their families. Knowing that no man or group of people have the right to order other men or women not to visit and care for each other. Knowing that state officials have only been granted authority enumerated in the state and United States Constitutions. Knowing above all things that the right to travel, the right to visit with and care for each other, the right to leave our homes at will, the right to trade and provide for our families are endowed by God the Almighty Creator to each of His children residing upon this earth, and that no government official has the authority to alienate these rights from His children unless in defense of their own rights.
Knowing these things, I began to act openly in peaceful defiance of the immoral and unconstitutional usurpations coming from government officials within the state of Idaho. Holding regular public meetings, an Easter service, peacefully protesting at a Meridian police officer's home for arresting a mother who took her children to the park and organizing people to peacefully stand for the rights that God had given them. Never once did I damage any property, commit any violence or harm any person. It is not in my nature to do so.
However, these simple peaceful acts of non-compliance caused heads of several government agencies to communicate with each other about what should be done with Ammon Bundy. In one email chain between the head of the Idaho State Police, Colonel Kendrick Wills, Meridian Police Chief, Meridian Mayor, Robert Simison, the FBI JTTF (Joint Terrorist Task Force), Ada County Sheriff, Steve Bartlett, and several other heads of government agencies and offices in Idaho, all discussed to potentially raid the Easter service I had planned and mass arrest those attending. Imagine, in the United State of America, in the State of Idaho, heads of law enforcement and other officials plotting to raid a Christian worship service on Easter. And doing so because those assembling to worship God did not have permission from government officials to do so. Ultimately, these officials decided not to move forward with the raid and mass arrests because the Easter service was held in Gem County on private property. It is my belief that the Gem County Sheriff and Emmett Mayor did not support the action so they did not move forward with the raid.
In August 2020, Governor Little called for a special legislative session to gain legal immunity for the action of state officials during the lock-down orders. When the session began, hundreds of people came to the Idaho capitol building to attend. However, Scott Bedke, Speaker of the House, ordered the House gallery doors to be locked, guarded by Idaho State Police Troopers; stopping hundreds of people from legally attending the session. This caused many people to become very upset and eventually we pushed our way through the locked doors. I must mention that Idaho State law prohibits the doors to the House or Senate galleries from being locked at any-time during a regular or special session. Regardless, this law did not seem to matter to Speaker Scott Bedke or to the Idaho State Police Troopers. In-fact, instead of apologizing to the people for illegally blocking the doors, the next day, nearly half of the all the ISP Troopers in Idaho were ordered to report for duty at the capitol building. That afternoon an incident with the independent media was fabricated and I was arrested. My crime was sitting quietly and non disruptive in a public room in the Idaho capitol building (the Lincoln auditorium), during open hours, where no proceedings were taking place. The Lincoln auditorium doors were always open to the public until 7 PM each day. However, that day, at 5 PM, over 60 police officers entered the room and area and ordered me to leave. When I did not leave immediately, I was arrested and trespassed from the capitol building for a year. During my trial, over a year later, multiple police officers testified that I was “not being disruptive and had broken no rules” (please watch this video).
I do admit, at this point I became somewhat irrational. For I believed that I had a right to go into the Idaho capitol building and participate in the legislative process. I believed that the capitol building belonged to the people and not the government. I believed that somehow the people were going to make a difference in the capitol building and that I was to help motivate and unite them. And, I believe that I was targeted and falsely arrested so I could not influence the legislators or the people during that and the following sessions. Ultimately, I was arrested 3 more times for going back to the capitol building to attend legislative proceedings. Each time I was thrown in jail and sorely abused under the hand of the Ada County jailers.
To make matters worse, when I showed up to my first trespass trial, I was not allowed in the Ada County Courthouse because I would not wear a mask. After many attempts to get permission to go into the courthouse to attend my own trial, over a dozen Ada County Sheriff deputies exited the courthouse and arrested me for Failure to Appear (FTA) to my trial. On this occasion I spent 32 hours in an extremely cold holding cell in the Ada County Jail. The jailers refer to this cell as “the cold box”. It was very miserable and cruel.
For the next year and a half, I spent much of my life litigating these cases. Never once had I damaged any property, committed any violence or harmed any person. Yet, I was viciously prosecuted at the hands of a team of Ada County Attorneys. In the middle of these trials, I was also sentenced to 10 days in jail and fined $3,000 (the maximum sentence possible) for Contempt of Court (COC). Judge Annie McDevitt disagreed with me in using campaign service hours for public service time. So, with no opportunity to redo the hours and with no jury involved, she threw the book at me and I spent 10 more days in solitary confinement in the Ada County Jail. I am sure to this day she believes that I deserve such a harsh punishment, but even my critics vocalized their surprise at her extreme and unusual sentence.
In early March of 2022, I received a call from my friend’s daughter Marissa Anderson. She was surrounded by police officers threatening to take her baby away. The Chavoya family are good friends of my family and we have spent much time together. They are one of the most loving, caring and politically active families that I know. The love and care they display to each other and to their friends is inspiring to all those who know them. Marissa’s father Diego and I, during 2020, became two of the most public figures in Idaho speaking out against the governor’s lockdown orders. Especially against the massive federal funds that were being distributed into Idaho institutions due to Governor Little keeping Idahoans under executive emergency powers for over 2 years.
So, after participating in much public scrutiny against the most powerful people in Idaho, police officers surrounded Diego’s family and forcefully took his grandson under a false pretense of child neglect. Eventually, the accusations against the family were all proven to be absolutely false. Over time, the state had to give baby Cyrus back, drop the CPS case all together and dismiss the criminal charges against Marissa the mother and Miranda the aunt. However, I do not find it a coincidence that St. Luke’s Hospital, the #1 PRIVATE beneficiary of the federal COVID funds coming through Governor Little and the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (IDHW), the #1 PUBLIC beneficiary of the COVID funds, are the two institutions that carried out the assault against the Chavoya family, who happens to also be some of my best friends. They did so by falsely reporting baby Cyrus’ condition and sending the police after them.
That night, being extremely concerned for baby Cyrus, the family and the entire injustice of the situation, I showed up at St. Luke’s Hospital where baby Cyrus was taken, demanding that he be given back to his family. After many demands, Meridian Police Officers arrested me and took me to the Ada County Jail. I must say, even though the Meridian Police Officers were completely in the wrong and acted to enforce the will of people grossly abusing the law, they were also lied to by officials from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (CPS). They were told that baby Cyrus was Failing to Thrive (FTT) and that he must be taken to the hospital for immediate care.
However, the evidence tells an entirely different story. Baby Cyrus was not taken to the hospital for care, he was forcefully taken from his parents and brought to the hospital to be immediately given to foster parents. Yes, this is correct, waiting there patiently in Meridian St. Luke Hospital were baby Cyrus’ new foster parent(s). Baby Cyrus was deemed “a healthy baby” by the medical staff who told the foster parent(s) to “leave promptly”. However, because of the commotion that I and those with me were causing outside the hospital by peacefully demanding Cyrus be given back to his parents, the foster parents had lost their will to take the baby and therefore Cyrus was transferred to Boise St. Luke’s Hospital instead.
Read these hospital reports from that night:
“Health and welfare identified a foster family but due to protesters surrounding the hospital regarding this case, it was felt that discharge with the family foster family from the emergency department was unsafe for all involved."
“The sending physician handed us the pt [i.e. patient] secured in his car seat. She indicated the patient was in stable condition and requested that we leave promptly. She stated, “just go! This is a healthy baby with no interventions"…no acute life threats noted.”
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (CPS) mis-represented the truth about baby Cyrus, causing this entire situation. Baby Cyrus was and has always been cared for and loved to the extreme by his parents and family. His mother was breastfeeding and he had been thriving since birth, even though recently he was not reacting well to solid foods (not atypical for his age). CPS with the help of Meridian Police Officers took Cyrus away from his main source of nutrition (his mother), which was very concerning to many people, including myself. I felt I had the ability to bring attention to the matter and did so at the hospital by demanding that baby Cyrus be returned to his nursing mother.
Because of this incident, I and my family have once again suffered under the hands of Ada County Prosecutors for an additional year. The CPS case against baby Cyrus’ parents was dropped, the criminal case against baby Cyrus’ aunt was dismissed, the criminal case against baby Cyrus’ mother was dropped, but the case against me continues to go on and is scheduled for trial this month. If convicted, I face heavy fines and up to 1 year in jail. The Ada County Chief Judge, in the middle of these proceedings, reassigned my case to Judge Annie McDevitt, the same judge who already threw the book at me once and sentenced me to 10 days in jail and a $3000 fine. Normally, Contempt of Court (COC) is a fine of a few hundred dollars with no jail time. So, it doesn’t take legal training to understand what she will try and do to me if I am convicted this time for helping baby Cyrus and his family.
It took about 6 days to get baby Cyrus back to his parents. The people at the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (CPS) and Judge Laurie Fortier did not like the public scrutiny they were receiving and gave baby Cyrus back after about a week of hundreds of people protesting at St Luke’s Hospital, the CPS office and the Judge’s home. A few weeks later, St. Luke’s Hospital sued Diego Rodriguez (Cyrus’ grandfather) and myself for saying negative things about them. They retained Holland & Hart, LLP a law firm that also represents Governor Brad Little, Scott Bedke and the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare.
Each week, going on 5 months now, Diego and I have received mountains of court documents. Holland & Hart is sending documents to my business, home and associates, by personal service companies, Gem County Sheriff’s deputies, US Postal Service, Fed-Ex and UPS. Some documents are too big to print so they send electronic files in packages to contain it all. Without exaggerating, I could have filled up a garbage dumpster to contain the amount of legal documents I have received from Holland & Hart. After speaking to an Idaho law firm (in hopes to defend myself) I was told that it would take at least 3 full time attorneys to respond to Holland & Hart’s litigation on this case. Because this case may continue for several years, it is not impractical to calculate that it would take hundreds of thousands of dollars to properly defend against the onslaught of litigation paid for by donations given to St. Luke’s Hospital.
I was informed by two very creditable, independent sources (one a high-ranking Ada County Official and the other an attorney who works with St. Luke’s hospital) that St. Luke’s CEO gave Holland & Hart a blank check to financially destroy Diego and I for speaking out against them in the role they played in taking baby Cyrus. So, rather than taking action to ensure that the situation with baby Cyrus does not happen again, instead, St Luke’s CEO, Chris Roth, has authorized hundreds of thousands of dollars of donations given to St. Luke’s Hospital to pay a law firm to financially destroy baby Cyrus’ family and those who stood with them. I don’t believe this is why people donate to St. Luke’s Hospital. I believe those who donate to St. Luke’s Hospital are under the impression that their donations are going to medically help children and other patients, not to fund a team of $600 per hour bureaucrat attorneys sent to even a political score.
To date, St Luke’s team of attorneys have used the courts to put a lien on my home, forcing me to sell it. I have been forced to liquidate all my assets except a few and my family and I have no idea when any of this will end. St. Luke’s CEO, Chris Roth, has given Holland & Hart a blank check to financially destroy Diego and I. Mis-using the courts, they have put us under constant threat of losing everything we have worked for our entire lives. Never once have I knowingly stepped inside a St. Luke’s medical facility in Idaho. Never have I or my family received any medical treatment from a St. Luke’s provider. I owe them nothing, yet they are trying to take everything. Anything I said about them (which was very minimal) I believe to be absolutely true, but they are using the courts to chill free speech and punish anyone who exposes them to the public. All of this, when they are the people who participated in stealing a baby from loving parents. Holland & Hart receiving open payments from St. Luke’s Hospital to destroy lives by abusing the court is a prime example of Judicial Terrorism (JT).
In the last few years, I have been criminally charged many times for defending what the Idaho State and U.S. Constitutions were designed to protect. I have had so many court hearings that I have lost track of the number. I have endured multiple trials and spent weeks in solitary confinement in the Ada County Jail. I have been forced to sell my home and assets, been fined thousands of dollars and have not been able to rightfully provide for my family. Now, in less than a week, I will be forced to defend myself again in trial against criminal trespass charges, facing a team of government attorneys, for peacefully standing outside St. Luke’s Hospital demanding that they give baby Cyrus back to his loving parents. If convicted, I will be fined thousands of dollars and will most likely spend months, if not a year in jail, away from my little family who need me, sentenced by Judge Annie McDevitt. I am certain if I am thrown in jail, by the time I get out, St. Luke’s Executives and Holland & Hart Partners with help from a few Ada County Judges, will do their best to take everything they can from me and strip my family from anything we have left.
Never once have I damaged any property, committed any violence or harmed any person. I have remained peaceful and stood for peaceful remedies even when forceful actions in defense may have been justified. I have stood as a barrier in protecting the very people who are harming me from those who believe that sometimes a way to right a wrong is not always peaceful. Everything I have done has been peaceful, even when police officers have falsely arrested me, abused me, my family and my friends and caused me to bleed by violence. Even when jailers have cruelly forced me to suffer for days. Even when judges have taken my income, wealth and stripped me of my rights. Even when the courts have allowed judicial terrorists to use the force of law to harass and financially assault my family. I pray every day to my Father in Heaven for the resolve to remain peaceful, but feel I have the justification to call upon my friends and defend myself by any means, even though I have no intention at this point to do so.
My only desire is to be left alone! But I cannot stand by when the rights to life, liberty and property are being violated all around me. It is my belief that if a man or woman smites me or my family once I should bear it patiently and not revile against them. If they smite me or my family a second time, I should not revile against them. But if they smite me or my family a third time I should bear it patiently as a testimony against them, but warn them, in the name of Jesus Christ, that they come no more upon me or my family, and if they do so, God will deliver them into my hands. However, if they repent at any time, I should forgive them. I have full faith in these words and intend to live by them.
I therefore warn; Blake Higley, Scott Bedke, Whitney Welsh, Chris Roth, Annie McDevitt, Erik Stidham, Brad Little and Keith Reynolds, in the name of Jesus Christ, that you come no more upon me or my family. I pray that I will be even more patience than I have been and hope that you will repent of your violations against the people of Idaho and myself. There is not one person that I hate or wish harm to come upon. I only hope that you will see that all men and women are equal to you and that you have no right to deprive anyone of the gifts that God has given them, no matter what authority or power you think you possess.
In the CBS hit series FBI Most Wanted Ammon Bundy's name was dropped in an infamous way. This episode aired the same day a civil warrant for his arrest was issued. What are they up to?
Here is a professional analysis proving that the episode was edited to put Ammon Bundy's name in. The questions remain, why? Why did they air this episode the same day as the rest warrant and who is pulling the strings to make this happen?
PR Editor - A dead man from Texas
Sheriff Donnie Wunder, too weak to protect. Letter to the Sheriff
Last week, April 18th, Erik Stidham, lead attorney for St. Luke's hospital filed a 335 page Writ of Mandamus against the Gem County Sheriff in the Idaho Supreme Court. Gem County Sheriff Donnie Wunder had prior to the court filing informed St. Luke's representatives that he will no longer serve legal papers to Ammon Bundy on his property. The week before, on the 6th of April, two Gem County Sheriff deputies came to Bundy's home to serve him more St Luke's documents. Not finding him in the home they began walking around the house and buildings knocking on and looking into windows. After going into a covered storage portion of a building they eventually found him in the work area of the shop and served him the papers. In an update on the case, written by Ammon Bundy, he admitted that he was very upset with the sheriff deputies walking around his property and going into buildings that they had no right to enter. After chasing them out, he told the deputies to leave and never come back. He further reported that he called the sheriff’s department with his concerns and officially trespassed all the deputies.
Bundy claims that he could have filled a dumpster full of the papers that have been sent to him by St. Lukes, via Holland & Hart (St. Lukes law firm). Two days before the sheriff deputies served papers on him, another process server served the same papers on Mr. Bundy at his home. He also received the papers from the US Mail and then received the papers from Fed-Ex and again from UPS. Bundy stated that this has been going on for about a year now. On Monday April 10th Sheriff Wunder called Bundy to talk over the matter. Ammon Bundy reported that "the conversation was good and the sheriff was respectful" and that, "the sheriff said he wanted to work with me, not against me". At the end of the conversation, Bundy said he emphasized to the sheriff, that after what happen with his deputies a few days ago, everyone from the sheriff's department is trespassed from his property, "Unless I have committed some crime no one from your department is to come onto my property" he said.
The Idaho Statesman reported that the Sheriff has a legal obligation to serve Mr. Bundy, but the law appears to be gray in this area. The Idaho Constitution does give power to subpoena witnesses, but says nothing about a right to serve people on their own property. It does however state that, "All men are by nature free and equal and have certain inalienable rights, among which are enjoying and defending life and liberty; acquiring and possessing and protecting property; pursuing happiness and securing safety." (Article 1, Section 1). In the current 2023 Idaho legislative session a bill was presented that would protect process servers from being prosecuted for trespassing. However, the bill did not even make it out of the committee before it was killed, emphasizing the Idaho Legislature’s opinion on the matter. Ammon Bundy said, "Property rights mean a lot to Idahoans, so imagine not being able to be at peace in your home because people are coming to your house almost daily to serve you. Then imagine police roaming around your property with no warrant, no crime and no emergency looking into your windows just because they are bringing papers for someone. I don't think that is what the drafters of the Idaho Constitution intended when they wrote it."
The editors at the Idaho Statesman wrote in a recent article that, "...the current situation is largely a result of repeated failure to hold Bundy accountable for his action", making a list of Ammon Bundy's many stands against what some would call government overreach. The Idaho Statesman's article exposes how its editors actually despise the legal process while suggesting that Ammon Bundy should be arrested without committing a crime. The editors list of grievances against Mr. Bundy included the Bundy Ranch incident, where the Bundy family peacefully stood for their property rights and were held for two years in federal prison, only to be dismissed of all charges by a United States Chief Judge and then again by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. This happened after Ammon Bundy & his brother were acquitted by a federal jury during a 10-week trial in the District of Oregon.
The Statesman editors also added to their list the incident when Bundy and others pushed their way into the Idaho Capitol building during the 2020 special legislative session. But the Idaho Attorney General office disagreed with the Idaho Statesman editors when they published that Ammon Bundy and the others "committed no crime". Did the label lynched outlaw know the law before pushing in the doors of the Idaho Capitol Building? The Idaho Law states that, "The Chambers of the Senate and House of Representatives shall be opened, during any special or regular session...". So, who was breaking the law when the doors were closed and the Idaho State Police were charged not to allow anyone in? Maybe Mr. Bundy has been in the right this entire time?
Judge Lynn Norton must have read the Idaho Statesman’s article because yesterday, April 18th she issued a warrant for Ammon Bundy's arrest. What is his crime, no one is sure, maybe that does not matter anymore. The lawsuit against Ammon Bundy is a civil case and if he chooses not to participate then the judge by law must enter default and the judge can rule for St. Lukes. This would end the case and St. Luke’s would get what they asked for. But the fact that St. Luke's CEO, Chris Roth and Holland & Hart Attorney, Eric Stidham continue to request to have Ammon Bundy arrested says so much about what this suit is really about.
Ammon Bundy posted a video today on his YouTube channel telling CEO Chris Roth that he can have all that he owns. Bundy said he just wants peace. He quoted Matthew 5:40-41 and said he is going to exercise faith. All CEO Chris Roth has to do is send Mr. Bundy a letter of what he wants and he will give it to him. Settlements outside the court are usually better for both parties, but last time he tried to do that St. Lukes went back on their word and tried to put Bundy in jail. I think it is very obvious to most everyone that St. Luke’s executives will not take this offer of peace. It is such a shame that they are using Saint Luke’s name, even though they represent something completely different than peace and healing, not to mention they are not a Catholic or Lutheran hospital.
Eventually, they will arrest Mr. Bundy and drag him into the courtroom in an orange suit and leg irons. All for a civil case. If this was happening to anyone else the judge would have entered a default judgment many many months ago and the case would be over.
PR Editor- A dead man from Texas
People continually ask me for an update on what is happening with the St. Luke's lawsuit. Of course, the criminal case is over. I tried to give St. Lukes a peace offering by settling the matter, but even with my token of peace, once in the courtroom St. Lukes went back on our deal and tried to pressure the judge to put me in jail. To keep me out I used jail time credit from when Judge McDevitt threw me in the Ada County slammer last March. If you remember, she gave me 10 days for using campaign hours as public service. All of that still seems off to me, I was running to be a "public servant" so how could those hours not be considered "public service hours"? Anyway, that interpretation cost me more than a week in solitary confinement right before the Republican primary. The positive side is that I was legally able to use that time as jail credit keeping St. Luke's exexcutives from getting their wishes. Now with that behind, St. Lukes is going full bore with the civil case against Diego and I. They intend on ruining us financially over our public opposition to their participation in the taking of baby Cyrus. St. Lukes has adjusted their punitive damages 4 times, suing us now for $7.5 million. Almost everyday I am sent reams of legal papers on the case, by the mail, by FedEx, by UPS, by private carriers, by process servers and now by the sheriff department.
Thursday, two Gem County Sheriff deputies came to my home to serve me more legal documents. They knocked on the door and my son told them I was not there (I was in the shop adjacent to the house). After they shut the door the deputies began going around my home looking in the windows. They then came over to the shop (where I was working) and started walking around the shop looking and knocking on the windows. I was sitting behind the tool boxes so they could not see me. They proceeded to snoop around until they came into the covered part of the building and knocked on the window closest to me. I could not believe the audacity of these deputies. When I saw that one of them had actually come into the covered storage section of the shop I began to yell at him to get off my property. I came out the door near him and chased him out of the storage area demanding that he get in his vehicle and leave. He did, but the second deputy wanted to confront me. Nose to nose I demanded that he leave my property immediately and never come back.
Just earlier that day I had received about 2 reams of legal papers from St. Lukes attorneys via UPS and USPS. The day before another 2 reams by mail came and the day before that a process server came to my home and served me with around 3 reams of legal documents. The day before that I received another 3 reams of papers with jump drives in the envelope. It feels like I can't go more than a few days without being hunted down by a process server on my own property. Now, sheriff deputies are snooping around my home knocking on windows going into buildings like they own the place. No warrant, no crime, no probable cause, no body in harms way, but somehow they believe that because they have a badge and uniform they can just do whatever they want on my property. After backing down the second deputy they both left. I have to admit I have not been that upset in many years, in-fact, I don't know if I have ever been that upset.
For years the media has portrayed me as a violent man, when in reality I have never maliciously hurt any person in my life. I have never condoned any offensive violence ever. There is nothing in my nature that desires in any way to use violence against another person, even in defense. I am not sure, even in defense, I could use violence againts a person unless it was to protect my family or someone else. After Thursday's confrontation with the Gem County Sheriff deputies I feel like they are going to keep pushing and pushing until I become what they say I am. I am constantly harassed in every direction. Most of the time I just shrug it off and keep calm and move on with the day. But this time, seeing the deputies lurking about my property, looking into windows and going into closed areas like they were exercising a warrant, searching for a criminal, terrorizing my family, worrying my neighbors, it just set me off and I have not come down from it completely yet. Do I not have a right to live in peace and be left alone, especially in my own home? When do I have a right to defend my happiness and property? What is the best way to defend against a harassing group of people that are mis-using the legal process to accomplish their purposes?
Please don't think that going to court is the solution for this. The courts are what have allowed this to go on for as long as it has. The state is what started the entire incident in the first place by emboldening doctors like Natasha Erickson to call CPS taking babies away from their loving and caring parents. Dr. Erickson knew the state would justify her threatening baby Cyrus' parents if they did not do as she said. Even when Cyrus' parents did as she demanded CPS was still called anyway, because of a missed doctor's appointment. Imagine having that much power over people; "Use my services and do what I say or I will call the state to take your child from you." I wonder how many times this has gone on in hospitals across Idaho.
Because baby Cyrus was kin to me I used my connections to publish what was happening to him by the St Luke's doctors, the judge, the CPS agents and Meridian police officers. All of them broke or used the law to take a baby from his loving parents. How arrogant of them to think that the state would take care of baby Cyrus better than his parents would. These people are so full of themselves that they have become dangerous to the rest of us and when we effectively politically oppose them, they run to the courts hiring expensive institutionalized law firms to go after their opponents, just like St. Luke's CEO, Chris Roth did by hiring the deep state law firm Holland & Hart.
St. Lukes finances rely on the community thinking that they are saints. So when Diego and I showed the people that they are devils they filed suit in the court hoping that it would stop the bleeding and get the community once again to believe they are holy and keep donating. But a bad tree cannot bring forth good fruit. The fact that the state legislature had to pass a law to stop St. Lukes from performing sex change surgeries on children in Idaho is another testimony of how demonic St. Luke's executives are. Only 13 hospitals in the entire nation would perform these surgeries on children, Boise St. Lukes is one of them. I am certain that St. Lukes attorneys will add this letter to the list of complaints and claim that this letter has caused them to lose millions more in donations. They will say the punitive damages against Diego and I must be increased. So far the court has allowed the suit to go from $300,000 to $7.5 million, this letter, I am certain, will be used as justification to increase that amount.
This lawsuit is not about defamation, it is about St. Lukes, in combination with the Department of Health and Welfare, protecting their names. St. Lukes nor CPS can have people believing that they are unjustly taking children from parents. The people will stop donating to St. Lukes and CPS may actually get the overhaul it so desperately needs, cleaning out the corruption and incompetence of its social workers. The recent report that Idaho's Attorney General Office is investigating CPS is a good sign that we made enough noise to bring attention to the violations and wickedness of these institutions. I hope the AG's office is vigilant in their actions and pray that a strong barrier of protection over children and their parents will be set in place. Biased doctors, greedy hospital executives and incompetent and corrupt state agents should not have the power to take babies from parents and make money from it. When it comes to taking children from parents the Idaho law is too vague and is a serious problem, but the law does state that abuse or neglect must be evident before a child can be taken from parents. It also says, "that the state of Idaho shall, to the fullest extent possible, seek to preserve, enhance, protect and reunite family relationships." However, this is not the policy of the Idaho CPS agents or their preferred Ada County judge Laurie Fortier.
There is no way I could ever practically defend myself in the courts against this team of high paid St. Lukes attorneys. Even if the court administered the law in a rightful manner could I defend myself. There is not enough time in a week to read the amount of legal documents I am receiving, in addition, time to draft a written response to all of them. I am certain that the judge with her assistants cannot keep up either. St. Luke's law firm Holland & Hart have put together a team of attorneys to bury Diego and I. They have already accumulated nearly a half of million dollars in legal fees, telling St. Lukes that Diego and I will have to pay the bill, not them. Every attorney I have talked to will not take this case for fear of the workload it would put on their firm. Even if I could find a team of attorneys to slap Holland & Hart down the legal cost would be enormous, every dollar and waking minute I have would need to be spent to manage this case. To top it all off, I would eventually be subject to a liberal Ada County Jury, and we know how they feel about me. St. Lukes executives know this and are sending the message to everyone in Idaho, "If you talk bad about us (even when it is true) we will spare no cost to take everything you own." Because of these facts, I have chosen to not respond to any of this legal garbage. Why would I? It would be futile to do so and only justify St. Lukes abuse of the court and the rights of every person to freely speak out against things they don't agree with.
Because I will not respond, Eric Stidham, St. Luke's lead bulldog has filed motions 4 different times asking the court to arrest and hold me in jail forcing me to respond or be dragged into the courtroom in chains. Judge Norton has denied their request 3 times, reminding them that this is a civil case not criminal. I have to admit that I am grateful that Judge Norton has not given them the power to arrest me yet. Lawdog Stidham and his team of bloodsuckers have taken this personally and just filed with the court to turn my arrest into a criminal matter, claiming that my last publication titled; "There is no silver bullet to secure liberty" was a direct threat to them and violated the courts protective orders. Eric and his team have no problem committing perjury to the court, taking sections of sentences I wrote and making it sound like I am sending a team of mercenaries to hunt down and kill all the St. Lukes plaintives. It really is a load of BS. If you read the article I wrote you will find that it does not mention or imply anything about this case or about anybody in the case. It is about how liberty is secured. Only a corrupt and grasping lawyer like Eric Stidham would try to manipulate a judge through mis-representations, hoping to exercise a vindictive arrest warrant upon someone he politically hates.
When it comes down to the brass tacks, I believe God will defend us. I believe that St. Lukes will not be able to prevail and we will once again be protected by His power, like my family and I have been so many times before. St. Lukes will only continue to hurt themselves as they follow the legal advice of the Holland & Hart's politically charged attorneys. I may have to go through more jail time, I may have to forfeit the family vacations, or providing for my family or peace of mind & comfort for a while, but this too will work its way out and right and truth will prevail. St. Luke's executive & Holland & Hart attorneys will fall in the pit that they are digging for Diego and I. This I am certain of, because I have seen it so many times before. Maybe Idahoans will begin to see what is happening in our state and start to become less afraid to do what is right, maybe they won't. Either way I know that I can stand before God and say, I did all I could to get baby Cyrus back to his parents and bring light to the injustice that was taking place.
Note: Because I have not been responding or paying close attention to this case I am not positive in how Diego is responding to the lawsuit. To our sadness, he and his family moved out of the state and we don't get to see or talk to them as much. I believe Diego is seeking to get the discovery in this case and St. Lukes is stalling on producing it. Why would they want people knowing their business? They don't want people to know how many children they assisted CPS in taking from parents, or how much money they receive from CPS each year for services on children they help take. How about how many times St. Luke's doctors have mis-diagnosed a child with Failure To Thrive (FTT) because the child has an underlying health problem or because of petite genetics from the parents. These are just a few things I am sure Diego is asking for and St. Lukes does not want to gove it up.
Just a few weeks ago Baby Cyrus' family sent me some pictures of Cyrus and he is happy, growing and very loved. It is amazing they have been able to care for Baby Cyrus without the intervention of CPS or St. Luke's hospital. How did anyone ever raise and care for their children before these institutions were established? LOL.
If you would like to get up to date on what Diego is doing (including in the baby Cyrus case) go to: https://freedomman.org
- Diego just sent these to me:
St Lukes Hospital Executives Seek $7.5 Million & My Arrest
St. Lukes Executives with Holland & Hart Attorneys filed two recent documents with the 4th District Court of Idaho. One document is seeking to have me arrested and held in jail while the other is to amend the punitive damages seeking to require Diego & I to pay $7.5 million to them. Meanwhile the Senior Executives at St Luke's Hospital are getting away with committing horrible crimes against children in Idaho and using the courts to silence those who speak out against what they are doing. This is hard to believe so I have prepared a video with the details & evidence.
Diego a Rodriguez Issues Challenge to St. Luke’s & Attorney Erik Stidham
There Is No Silver Bullet to Securing Liberty
The Baby Cyrus' Kidnaping Story
13 Hospitals Perform Gender Transition Surgeries On Minors
St. Lukes Children's Hospital - Children's Gender Transitions Services
St. Lukes Gender Transition Plastic Surgery & Services
Idaho Rep. Introduce Bill Blocking Child Genital Mutilation & Puberty Blockers
One of the screenshots I used in this video was from St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas (Transgender Services (Plastic Surgery) Page). Evidently St. Luke's Hospital Boise and St Luke's Hospital Kansas are not affiliated. However, on St. Luke's Hospital Boise website similar services are listed including "Penis Tucking or Packing" among others. Below are screenshots of the St. Luke's Boise page and the St. Luke's Kansas page so you may determine the difference.
St. Luke's Boise
St. Luke's Kansas
UPDATE: THEY TRIED TO PUT ME IN JAIL BUT I CAME HOME ONE MORE TIME
January 24, 2023
Yesterday I was scheduled for trial for the criminal case. In this case St. Luke's hospital claimed to be a victim of mine and the state was prosecuting me with the potential of jail up to 1 year and up to a $10,000 fine. This was for going to St. Luke's Meridian hospital and demanding that they give baby Cyrus back to his parents. I was arrested for trespassing on the St. Lukes property. Last Friday the state, St. Luke's and I had come to a settlement agreement and Monday morning's court hearing was supposed to be just procedural. However, in a very rare turn of event, Judge Annie McDevitt, after hearing the details of the agreement, left the room for around 25 minutes and when she came back immediately ruled that she was not going to accept the agreement. She claimed that the Idaho Victims Act was the reason. She stated that she believed St. Luke's (as the victim) was not really okay with the agreement and that she had an obligation to try and satisfy St. Luke's hospital with greater punishment. St. Luke's had a lawyer from Holland & Hart who then began to manipulate the entire proceeding. It was amazing to witness. St Luke's hospital is the largest "private" employer in the state of Idaho and Holland & Hart is one of the largest law firms in the western United States. They are both tied closely to Governor Little and Scott Bedke. I would have never believed the power they hold over Idaho courts unless I had witnessed what I did yesterday in that courtroom.
Chris Topmiller, the state prosecutor, seemed upset as well. St. Luke's executives went back on the agreement because either they communicated with the judge while she was out (which is illegal by the way) or they saw that the judges had extreme contempt towards me and wanted to grasp the opportunity to go for blood. Mr. Topmiller said to me,"The judge was going to do whatever St. Luke's wanted." Ultimately, St. Luke's and Holland & Hart wanted me in jail, I must go to jail.
To make a long story short, after going back and forth for about an hour and a half, Chris Topmiller and St. Luke's lawyer came to an agreement that included imposed jail time. Initially, I rejected those offers and it finally came down to around 80 days suspended jail time and 5 days imposed jail time. With that as the proposed agreement, I asked if St. Lukes was going to stick with this agreement or go back on it again. I was told that they were in agreement. I then informed Chris Topmiller that I had several days of credit for jail time when I was thrown in jail prior and have a right to use those days of credit. This would keep me from actually going to jail. However, when the St. Luke's people heard about my jail credit, they threw a fit and tried to go back on the agreement again, insisting that I go to jail no matter what. The judge wanted me to agree to at least some imposed jail time, but I insisted that my credit days for jail were legal credits and that I had suffered these days in jail prior and had a right to use them. I also made it clear that if they would not accept the credits and tried to impose jail time, then I was ready to go to trial. Chris Topmiller made the statement that settling this matter was negotiations and everyone has to give.
Judge McDevitt finally decided that the days in jail were not worth going to trial and ruled that the agreement with the credit for time served was final. At the objections of the St. Lukes she ended the proceedings. This judge was put in a position of exposure, if she was to continue to give anymore to St. Luke's then her bias would have become more evident. She could see that St. Luke's executives were never going to be satisfied and would continue to go back on their agreements until I was in jail.
This is what happens when three wolves fight about how they are going to eat a lamb.
I must say that I do believe I would have prevailed in trial. My defense (see below) was very strong and although it is always a challenge to get the truth in front of the jury, I believe (by faith) that I would have succeeded. However, for months I have been asking the Lord to let me know His will in this matter. Ultimately, I came to understand that it did not matter if I went to trial or not, I was not going to prove anything and that I should use this opportunity to extend an olive branch to my enemies. So that is what I did. I do not believe St. Luke's and Holland & Hart accepted my token of peace because they continue to seek for blood. However, I extended it to them, as I believe God requires.
When the court proceedings were over I had a sweet woman insist that God had told her to pay all the fines imposed upon me, nearly $1200. She told me not to reject her offer because it was from God. Just seconds after that a tall man came up to me and asked me if he could pay all of the fines imposed upon me. Then after going down to the main floor of the courtroom I had another woman offer. Leaving the courthouse I called my wife to inform her of what had happened and to let her know that I was coming home one more time. She informed me that baby Cyrus' parents had just Venmoed us $1200 to pay the imposed fines. This love brought tears to both of our eyes. I know that the way we get through hard times is by the goodness of people around us. I am surrounded by the best people in the world. THANK YOU!
As long as I do not "commit any new crimes" for a year, the CRIMINAL case against me is over. I pray that St, Luke's will stop this attack on my family and I and end the CIVIL case against me as well (I am not holding my breath). Baby Cyrus back with his parents was worth it all. That is the ultimate win no matter what happens. I am certain that the Lord is pleased with everyone who acted to make that possible. My only desire is to be left alone and live my life in peace.
Statement on defense if I was to go to trial:
In one of the body cam videos, Eron Sanchez, St. Luke's administrator, says "go to the designated area off of St. Luke’s property". I did not hear that when he said it at the time, no one did that I know of. All those I know who have gone through the videos did not pick up on this either. However, when I began to transcribe that video, I caught it. This was just a couple weeks ago. This did not have a huge impact on my defense because it was never about trespassing anyway. My defense was about baby Cyrus being taken from his nursing and caring mother. The reason we went to St. Luke's hospital in the first place.
My defense in trial was going to be a necessity defense. The state took baby Cyrus from his nursing mother. CPS, St. Luke’s nor the foster parents understood what was going on with baby Cyrus. St. Luke’s doctors had misdiagnosed baby Cyrus multiple times. Ultimately, another doctor diagnosed baby Cyrus later with Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome (CVS). If baby Cyrus would have been taken to foster parents that night when they did not understand his eating schedule, his vomiting syndrome, his sleeping schedule nor what to do to keep him from dehydrating when he vomits perfuslly, there was a significant chance he would have lost his life. The evidence shows facts of this when baby Cyrus was taken to Boise St. Luke’s rather than given to foster parents because of our actions that night. After St. Luke's nurses fed him with a bottle he threw the formula up. This happened multiple times and when the parents got baby Cyrus back he had a feeding tube down his throat and bruises all over his arms and legs were St. Luke’s doctors injected him multiple times with IV needles. I believe it was not until his mother was allowed to give him breast milk and love him that baby Cyrus began to recover.
Ultimately, I and those with me that night stopped the process of baby Cyrus going to foster parents and very likely saved his life or at least from serious medical complications.
If a could prove in trial these legal elements and if the jury would be honest, I would have prevailed.
1) There was a specific threat of immediate harm to baby Cyrus,
2) I did not bring about the circumstances which created the threat of immediate harm,
3) I could not have prevented the threatened harm by any less offense, alternative,
4) The harm caused by staying in the St. Luke's ambulance bay was less than the threatened harm to baby Cyrus.
UPDATE: I MADE A PEACE OFFERING, LETS SEE IF THEY WILL TAKE IT.
January 21, 2023
Yesterday while I was out, two people came to the front door of my home and served my family with more legal papers from St. Luke's. The amount of mail and people serving legal papers (whether it be private servers or a sheriff deputy) coming to our home and mailbox is becoming extremely harassing. We are receiving typically at least a ream-size amount of papers weekly, many times much more. St. Luke's CEO, Chris Roth has authorized undefined amounts of funds to the Holland & Hart law firm to overwhelm the court with legal filings, motions and injunctions, seeking to ruin what finances and reputation I have left, (Diego too). There is simply no way I can respond to all the court filing or legal action from St. Luke's. I was told by an Idaho law firm that it would take at least 3 full time attorneys to respond to Holland & Hart's court filings on this case. I am certain St Luke's must have already accrued hundreds of thousands in attorney fees to pay for such a legal assault. Holland & Hart attorneys are not cheap. If I was to try and respond to every legal document sent to me it would have already cost myself nearly a hundred thousand dollars in legal fees, if not more. On top of that, I would be required to spend my entire life organizing a legal defense against St. Luke's.
The action from Holland & Hart, led by Eric Stidham is an extreme abuse of the Idaho courts and I am surprised that Judge Lynn Norton has allowed it to go on for this long. The Holland & Hart law firm has a lot of pull and I am certain Judge Norton is intimidated by them and the power they wield in Idaho. After all, Holland & Hart also represents Governor Little, former Speaker of the House Scott Bedke (now Lieutenant Governor) and the most powerful lobbyist group in Idaho, IACI. I don't envy the position she is in. Nonetheless, the courts should not allow themselves to be manipulated into becoming a tool for powerful people with endless funds trying to crush political enemies. But, when one looks at the history of courts, this type of abuse is a common occurrence. Just read the Bible or a few history books.
Without looking closely into the TWO St Luke's cases against me (1-CRIMINAL, 1-CIVIL), it may seem a bit confusing in what St. Luke's executives are trying to do to me. With the CRIMINAL case, St. Luke's is claiming to be a victim of mine for when I went to their Meridian hospital demanding that they give baby Cyrus back to his parents (see details above). The CIVIL case is a lawsuit against Diego (baby Cyrus' grandfather) and I for speaking out against the actions of St. Luke's employees, CPS staff and Meridian police officers in taking baby Cyrus (read details above). In the CRIMINAL case, I have had no choice but to participate and show up to court or Judge McDevitt will send officers to kick in my door, terrorize my family and haul me off to jail; eventually pronouncing a sentence upon me. The CIVIL case is different. I must bear the cost of the legal defense (if I choose to have one). With the amount of legal preceding coming from Holland & Hart in this case, there is no way I can bear the expense (time or money) to defend myself, nor do I want to spend the next 5 years full-time doing so ( I have a family that I must provide for and tend to).
If Judge Norton does not see what is happening here and chooses not to stop it, eventually, she will grant St. Luke's executives "punitive damages" and expenses to be paid for the massive amount of legal fees that Holland & Hart attorneys have and will accumulate, and will order the Gem County Sheriff to take everything I own. Without going into hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt for legal fees, and spending the next several years fighting full-time, there is no way to legally fight against them. This is how the rich and powerful punish those who expose and stand up to them. Remember they took a baby from loving, caring parents without true cause and I simply stood for the family exposing the truth (see above for details).
So, with all of this going on, yesterday I made a peace offering to St. Luke's executives and settled the CRIMINAL case outside of court. Agreeing to a fine and a suspended sentence of 90 days jail. I have never done this before and it is certainly not my style. I prayed and pondered about this move for many days. I did not purger myself and kept this agreement within the moral boundaries that all of us must live by as children of God. This was not an act done in fear or desperation. This agreement will become official on Monday, so I will not be having a trial anymore. There is no need for people to come to the court-house to support me in trial any longer. Thank you so very much! Now be aware, the judge could reject the agreement and force me to trial, but that is extremely rare and would make her (Judge Annie McDevitt) look even more like the prejudiced judge she is.
My desire, in all I have done, was never to overturn the courts and make the judges start administering justice as the law prescribes. I never wanted to spend my life fighting in the courts. In-fact, after coming home from being in federal prison for two years - never convicted of even one charge - and going through two major federal trials, my desire was to never enter a courtroom again. I only wanted then, and still today, to be left alone. So, making this agreement in the CRIMINAL case is an effort to extend an olive branch to St. Luke's executives. To show that I simply want to be left alone. That I didn't just wake up in the middle of the night, drive an hour to one of their hospitals and cause a scene, because I hate them and wanted to cause them trouble. That I did not rally people to peacefully demonstrate outside one of their hospitals, several days in a row, because I despised them or wanted revenge for something. Making this peace offering I pray will serve as another testimony that I have tried from the beginning to only stand for my fellow man and do what is right before God. I pray that this olive branch will be accepted and that all of us can go about our way in peace.
A hearing was held at the Ada County courthouse today at 10:30 AM. Judge Anne McDevitt presided. Around 39 people came to support Ammon in the courtroom. St. Luke’s attorneys from Holland & Hart were in attendance as well, they set behind Chris Topmiller the prosecutors in this case. When the hearing started Judge McDevitt began to question Ammon's main defense. She wanted to make a decision to allow or not allow him to use that defense in front of the jury. Ammon's defense is that baby Cyrus was in imminent danger of life because he was taken away from his nursing mother and if he did not act Cyrus would have been taken home by foster parents that night. Ammon explained that baby Cyrus was suffering from Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome (CVS) and was misdiagnosed by St. Luke's hospital. Being so close to the family he knew that the only food that Cyrus was keeping down was breast milk and that many other things such as being off on his eating schedule would exacerbate his vomiting causing severe dehydration along with other serious complications. Ammon explained that if Cyrus was to go to a foster parent, they, not knowing the seriousness of Cyrus' Health, not having his mother’s breast milk, not having the ability to hydrate him, and possibly not caring for him like his mother was, would have put Cyrus' in imminent danger. He also explained how he did not cause the circumstance at St. Luke's hospital that night, that anything he is accused of doing was much less harm than the danger Cyrus was in and that he stopped Cyrus from going to the foster parents. The judge then questions Ammon if he could bring in a witness to present the evidence of his claims. Ammon replied that he had subpoenaed Dr. Rachel Thomas the ED Physician and that she would testify to it and would also cross examine Eron Sanchez the St. Luke’s administrator to bring it in. Judge McDevitt said, "So you hope he will testify to that in cross?" Ammon responded, "If he does not, then I will impeach him with the evidence from the ambulance records, the hospital records and CPS records." Chris Topmiller had no meaningful response and the judge seemed satisfied that the defense could be used in trial.
A few other matters such having 50-65 people in the jury pool and setting were discussed. At the end of the hearing prosecutor Chris Topmiller asked if he could approach the judge. He and Ammon went up to the judge and discussed something with the judge without anyone else hearing. Ammon later said that the prosecutor had offered him a settlement plea and the opportunity to avoid trial and that Chris was informing the judge of that settlement possibility. The hearing lasted about an hour and then was dismissed.
Ammon's trial is scheduled for this Monday the 23rd and he would like people to support him by attending the trial at the Ada County Courthouse. The trial will most likely last two to three days.
Ammon is facing up to a $10,000 fine and 1 year in jail if convicted.
Click here to understand what happen with baby Cyrus: https://www.freedomman.org/cyrus/story/
You no longer have the acolytes to mount an effective defense, in or outside of court. Mobs will no longer come to your aid, as they have come to understand your selfish motivations.
As I've said before: you're toast.
Now, on to your Dad's cattle while iron is hot.
Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
If it is possible for their hearts to be softened I pray they will be.
I hope you are well. I also hope you will please read this letter, and consider what I am saying. I voted for you as AG, and support your efforts and role in your office. I am also an active member in the Treasure Valley community, within my church, my men's group, and most importantly work tirelessly to provide for my lovely wife and children in an effort to raise another generation of Patriots.
I am writing you today because as I have followed Mr. Bundy's case from the beginning. That being since he was first targeted by the State. His treatment at the hand of Ada County Magistrates, Law Enforcement, and Ada County Deputies in the Ada County Jail has been nothing short of cruel and unusual. I can not even believe this is America anymore, or IDAHO, which is supposed to be one of the most conservative States in our nation.
I write now specifically in reference to the lawsuit against Mr. Bundy case number CV01-22-06789. Mr. AG Labrador, a detailed review of the case, Plaintiffs involved, Plaintiff's retained council and said Council's connections to interested parties, I cannot help but find massive amounts of conflict of interest, and impropriety at the highest levels in this case. It demands your attention sir. Among other things that stink in this case, I do not understand how it can be legal for St. Luke's Hospital to be paying their retained Council, Holland & Hart, LLP, with donated charitable funds. Furthermore, upon review of the filings in this case from it's opening, they reveal nothing short of Judicial Terrorism. The bombardment and barrage of legal documents sent to the Defendants in this case are insurmountable for a team of lawyers, let alone a Pro Se Defendant.
Mr. AG Labrador, the aforementioned lawsuit is frivolous on it's face. As a taxpayer, I am disgusted that State recourses are being used in this effort to destroy innocent lives. I also seriously question the legality of the proceedings. I urge you sir, to please use the resources of your office to investigate the legitimacy of this lawsuit, the conflict of interest, impropriety, and Judicial Terrorism I am claiming could very well exist in this case. I plead with you sir, to please provide relief to the Defendants in this case in any way you possibly can up to and including a total dismissal of all claims against the Defendants.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Letter sent to AG Labrador directly.
Chances are you'll not be required (except, please donate to Dono Custos), though. My bet: Bundy slinks to Bunkerville to avoid these cases. Get back on the welfare cowboy/cattle grift.
Tell ya what.
You spend an hour with me while I ask you questions and then I'll seriously think about forgiveness.