Snuffed Out in Montana

Disabled Veteran in Montana gets smacked down for violating a non-law
11.26.2015      by James White      NorthWest Liberty News

No Big Government


The article outlining this case has already been written, so my main goal was to produce an interview as a supplement. In that spirit, I am reprinting the press release sent to me earlier in the week; the same press release which prompted me to contact Casey, and subsequently produce the interview contained at the end of the article. If you can find the time, contact Casey to offer encouragement and help with his legal funds; for his battle is our battle. If they can persecute Casey for violating a non-law, they can persecute us.

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November 23, 2015
Montana Department of Justice Shuts Down Disabled Veterans Small Business

BILLINGS, MT – Tim Fox’s Department of Justice recently won an unprecedented legal injunction, more easily referred to as a harassment campaign against a Montana disabled veteran’s business, after Judge Ingrid Gustafson ordered a shutdown of the use of all free-to-use machines in the store. The injunction, which takes effect immediately, will cost the veteran thousands of dollars in personal savings. It will also cost the jobs of two employees, one of whom is a disabled veteran as well. Lastly, the shutdown of these stores will cost the state roughly a quarter of a million in tax revenue.

The Department of Justice began its bullying tactics in June of 2015 when the department presumably received a complaint from Big Tobacco on Smokes 4 Less, a locally owned tobacco shop in Billings. The complaint alleged that Smokes 4 Less was a tobacco manufacture and should be forced to get a tobacco manufacture license. However, at this time the Department of Justice has yet to make the complaint available to the owners of Smokes 4 Less. This complaint allowed the Department of Justice to file a civil suit against the local business.

Montana State Representative Daniel Zolnikov said “Montana’s legislature serves to make the laws. The State of Montana’s role is to enact our legislation. If our laws are unclear, it is the duty of the legislative branch to fix these laws upon our next session. The Department of Justice has circumvented this process. Instead of serving to enact laws, it is working to create laws through lawsuits and judicial activism. This is a disgrace to Democracy, Montana’s Legislature and the entire state of Montana.”

Montana’s Code Annotated, 16-11-307, 16-11-102, subsection 2 (i) and 16-11-402, subsection 9, are the sections of Montana’s law that defines what a tobacco manufacturer is, and Smokes 4 Less does not fit this description. Instead of the Department of Justice using its ability to enforce the current law, the Department of Justice took it upon itself to rewrite and enforce its preferred translation of these laws.

MCA 16-11-102. Definitions. (1) As used in this chapter, the following definitions apply, unless the context requires otherwise: (i) “Manufacturer” means any person who fabricates tobacco products from raw materials for the purpose of resale.

Casey Brock, one of the store’s owner, stated “Any customer that comes into the store knows they are able to buy kits from us which they in turn may take home and roll themselves or use a machine located in my shop. The machine is free of use, and does not cost our customers a dime. The question I ask is, if our customers are choosing to use the machine and the product is already bagged by another entity, how can I be a manufacturer? The answer is simple, I cannot be a manufacturer. My involvement ends when the customer pays me and I hand them a receipt. I no longer have control of that product.”

16-11-307. Distribution of tobacco products in other than sealed packages prohibited — minimum package size. (1) A person may not distribute a tobacco product for commercial purposes in other than a sealed package that is provided by the manufacturer and that contains the health warning required by federal law. Single cigarettes may not be sold.
(2) A person may not knowingly manufacture or distribute for commercial purposes cigarettes in a package containing fewer than 20 cigarettes or rolling tobacco in a package containing less than 0.6 ounces net weight of tobacco. For purposes of 16-11-308 and this section, “rolling tobacco” means any tobacco that, because of its appearance, type, packaging, or labeling, is suitable for use and likely to be offered to or purchased by consumers as tobacco for making cigarettes.

According to the definitions in law, Smokes 4 Less does no such thing. The store sells the product to the customer who then has the option to use a machine on site or can take the product home. By saying the store is in violation of this law and by not allowing customers to use the machine, Judge Ingrid Gustafson’s ruling may have unintended consequences and may have made Roll Your Own (RYO) hand machines illegal.

Attorney General Tim Fox’s department even went as far as calling in the FDA to inspect the store, and Smokes 4 Less passed this inspection. However, while in court, Assistant Attorney Andres Haladay neglected to inform the judge of this. He also made the claim Smokes 4 Less was avoiding paying all applicable taxes, a claim made to the Judge which again was not true. All taxes are paid to the State and the Federal Government. Mr. Haladay also alleged in court that this was not an issue that had to do with money, but this was clearly another of the Department of Justice’s false claims, especially since Haladay stated numerous times before that although Montana had no law against these machines, HE would like the store to become compliant on the federal level so as to not affect the Montana Master settlement agreement. In other words, it was not about enforcement, it was about the money.

The Montana master settlement agreement is: In November 1998, Montana joined 45 other states in signing the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) with the nation’s largest tobacco companies. The settlement resolved a lawsuit brought by the states seeking to enforce their laws and to recoup hundreds of millions of dollars the states spent on Medicaid-funded care for people suffering from tobacco-related illnesses. It contained two critical components: restrictions on tobacco marketing and annual payments to states. The MSA’s goals were to reduce youth smoking, promote public health and provide states with financial relief. Montana is one of the only states that, by resolution of its voters, embraces these goals. Montana uses the majority of its MSA income – $35.5 million in 2009 – for its intended purposes – improved health and tobacco disease prevention.

Since March of 2015, Smokes 4 Less was in contact with the Department of Revenue (DOR) to ensure the store was in full compliance since the DOR oversees all licensing and tobacco enforcement. As far as Smokes 4 Less is concerned, the Montana DOR has had no problems with the operation. This is just another fact that the Department of Justice likes to ignore. The Department of Justice even made the claim in court that the DOR has their own set of rules and the Department of Justice has a different set of rules. If this is true, this makes Smokes 4 Less and many other businesses unable to be compliant with both.

Representative Zolnikov said “A Democracy works when our departments are transparent and work for the people. It appears that our Department of Justice is acting on its own accord, and with a budget that reaches almost $100,000,000, it leaves small businesses in an overwhelming position where it is basically impossible to fight the Department of Justice’s self-serving actions and deep pockets.”

About Smokes 4 Less
B and B Smokes Inc. DBA as Smokes 4 Less is owned by two disabled veterans. It opened in Billings Montana, April of 2015. Smokes 4 less currently employs a disabled veteran and one part-time employee. Smokes 4 Less offers customers the ability to purchase kits which consist of an 8oz bag of tobacco and a carton of 200 paper tubes, as well as numerous other smoking products and accessories. The customer can then take these kits home or use one of the rolling machines on site. If customers use the free machines on site, the machines will roll 200 tubes in roughly 8 minutes, greatly speeding up the process, especially for elderly customers.
Casey Brock, Owner
Smokes 4 Less
Phone: 4069410514

The Religion of Eugenics: Agenda 21 and Common Core Are Merely Death Cults in Disguise



The religion of eugenics has been around for a long, long time. For those of you who need to get up to speed on this issue, here is a brief explanation. Basically, eugenics is an elitist movement, rooted in the late 1800’s, to selectively “breed out” undesirable traits in the general population. And when I say breed out, I mean sterilize, or even kill, those who do not meet their standards. To achieve their sadistic goals, these haters of life will even advocate the elimination of an entire race of people. Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood and a devout eugenicist, was just such a person; as she referred to blacks as ‘human weeds’ and ‘reckless breeders.’ Since Planned Parenthood is largely responsible for the murder of 57 million babies, many of which are disproportionately black, it would seem that Margaret Sanger’s plan is working well.


As we fast-forward to modern times, it seems that the eugenics crowd has taken a foothold in one arena that touches the lives of almost every child in America, the public education system. With the recently implemented, United Nations inspired, Common Core curriculum, the eugenicists have managed to inject death and self-loathing right into the classroom. We truly face a long, spiritual battle if we are to defeat the “cult of death” which is so prevalent these days. One of the ways to battle such evil is to educate, which is exactly what I planned when I hosted a conference in Kalispell, MT last week. Two of my guest presenters at the conference, Daniel Brigman and Debbie Bacigalupi, generously agreed to loan me even more of their valuable time to create the video linked below. In it, you will hear examples of the national eugenics plan straight from the very textbooks used in classrooms all across America.

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So whether it’s called Agenda 21, Common Core, Sustainable Development or Smart-Growth, the over-arching theme is that people, you and I, are the problem; while “superior” people, the UN and their surrogates, have the solution to the problem, which is, ultimately, the elimination of 90% of the population. I say that these haters of life set a good example for the rest of us and start with themselves.

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Precious Metals Expert, David Morgan Coming to Kalispell, Montana

6PM – SYKES Diner, Downtown Kalispell



NorthWest Liberty News is Proud to Sponsor Precious Metals Expert, David Morgan as He Speaks Live in Kalispell, MT. on Monday, September 14, 2015. The Event Begins at 6PM, and Admission is Free. If You Have Copies of David’s Book, He Will Be Happy to Autograph After the Event.

As publisher of The Morgan Report, he has appeared on CNBC, Fox Business, and BNN in Canada. He has been interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, Futures Magazine, The Gold Report and numerous other publications.


We Look forward to seeing you at sykes diner on September 14, 2015 at 6pm


Link to event flyer here


Here is a recent interview of David on The Liberty Brothers Radio Show


For Immediate Release – Stopping the Transfer of Kerr Dam


A Montana State Senator and a Bigfork businessman are asking a federal judge to issue a temporary restraining order to block the federal government from transferring ownership of the Kerr Dam to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.
Everything is all set for control of the dam to be assumed by the tribe Saturday. But in the suit filed in D.C., Senator Verdall Jackson and Bob Keenan argue the government has not analyzed the impact on farms, ranches and businesses, as well as security of the dam.
We’re expecting to receive a statement from the tribe and will have more later.

Supporting Docs:


Temporary Restraining Order

TRO\Preliminary Injunction

A Man I Will Never Forget: A Tribute to Bobby Lane

8.31.2015 by James White NorthWest Liberty News

Bobby Lane

On August 30, 2015, this cruel, evil world became just a shade darker as my friend, Bobby Lane “gave up the Ghost “ and passed away just after midnight. In my lifetime, I cannot say that I have ever met anyone like Bobby, for he was truly one-of-a-kind. When I think of the lives he has blessed, including those of mine and my family, I feel like the Flathead Valley is, no doubt, poorer because of his passing. In a world of fraud and deception, Bobby Lane was the real thing.

From almost the day that I arrived in Montana over 3 ½ years ago, Bobby and I became fast friends. I met Bobby my first full day in Kalispell, and left our initial meeting pondering his offer to open his home for myself and my family, as we had no place to live, no job and no friends. As God’s timing is perfect, He put Bobby in our lives at just the right moment.
I accepted Bobby’s offer, and we spent the next 6 or 7 weeks living with him, dog and all, in his home near Creston, Montana. For many, many nights, as Bobby sat in his recliner and I tended the fire, we would talk for hours after my wife and daughters retired for the evening. I quickly realized that Bobby Lane was a man who possessed great wisdom, and I became a sponge. At times, Bobby would get on a topic that particularly agitated him (most of the time it was the failure of modern church leadership) and he would rant to me for 30 minutes, without pause. He had a remarkably sharp mind for someone in his eighties, and I relished the education that Bobby gave me on a nightly basis.

Bobby Lane was not one of those who spewed Biblical advice while warming a pew. On the contrary, as Bobby lived what he spoke each and every day. Bobby was “kingdom-minded,” as evidenced by his tireless work to spread the Gospel, and to wake up the church. Let’s not forget his 30+ years of service as a prison minister; a position that placed Bobby in front of thousands of inmates, some of which turned their hearts around because God placed Bobby Lane in their lives. Bobby also physically mailed hundreds of newsletters that he would pen each month, many of which were intended to find the mailboxes of the same inmates he ministered to while at the jail. I could go on and on…

During Bobby’s last days, he was moved out of his home into a facility that could provide 24-hour care. Although my wife visited him , and I called on the phone, I couldn’t bring myself to go see him languish in a facility…it was just too much for me.  So the last time I saw Bobby alive, he was sitting in his chair, the same chair in which he sat on so many nights and schooled me about life, and that’s the way I want to remember him.  To know Bobby Lane was to love Bobby Lane, for he was that kind of guy.  Goodbye, Bobby. I will surely see you again some day.

While Bobby was still healthy, I recorded a few short videos of him outlining topics that he was covering, at that time, in his newsletter. Although there are only 3 recordings, they are all gems, in my opinion. So as a tribute to my dearly departed friend, Bobby Lane, I have included links below to the recordings done in my home, just outside of Kalispell, Montana.

Agenda 21 – The Time to Stand is Now

Agenda 21 Activist, Debbie Bacigalupi inspires a packed house in Kalispell, MT


What is in a Name?

07.19.2015 by James White NorthWest Liberty News

What is in a Name?

For the first time in my relatively short writing career, I am going to present an article and video that should pertain to 100% of the audience. How is that possible? Because everyone has a name, or has had a name at some point in their life. We are, of course, excluding any artists “formerly know as” and the respective symbol that replaced their name. But, I digress.

A person’s name is basically broken down into 2 parts. Your first name essentially represents you, while your last name essentially represents your family, or your family line. This point contains no revelation, but is merely used to establish a foundation. The real significance in a name is not necessarily who you are, or what family line you descended from. No, the real significant part of your name is how it is spelled; more specifically, is it in ALL CAPS signifying your bondage, or have you already, like the “Living Man” in the video below, unplugged from the system?

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It may be difficult for the average reader of this article to believe that the whole capitol letter – small letter issue has any real significance. I feel you. I initially thought the same way. However, I am a person who, when presented with a theory, tries to follow it logically; while doing my best to shed opinion and hyperbole in the process.

Subsequently, I was introduced to The Mental Militia, and to a man named ernie; ter telgte (his spelling). Shortly thereafter, any misgivings about the spelling of our name, and the significance of its capitalization, quickly perished.

In the video below, ernie lays out the 3 ways in which our names are commonly represented, and what the significance is of each representation. Is the information here intended to be a “silver bullet” that cures all our woes? C’mon, we’re all smarter than that. No, it is presented to further educate you about who you really are, and to help you recognize the open fraud that we all voluntarily participate in every day. What is in a name? Quite a lot, it seems.

Medicaid Expansion and the “Silver Bullet”

Deputy Director for AFP-Montana, Henry Kriegel teams with former legislator, Derek Skees to break down Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

May 10, 2015 by James R. White NorthWest Liberty News

Medicaid Expansion

As I look back on the 2015 Montana Legislative Session, I am flooded with mixed emotions regarding the outcome of a few issues that I felt strongly about, and, in some cases, took tremendous strides to sway public opinion in a direction that I thought to be most in line with constitutional principles.

Sadly, my efforts, and the efforts of hundreds and hundreds more, couldn’t combat the turncoats within the Republican Party; for there were just too many, and they were too well financed.

One issue that was hotly contested was the proposed Medicaid Expansion, or the Obamacare Medicaid Expansion; as termed by many a Conservative. One group, Americans for Prosperity-Montana, has been at the tip of the spear in educating Montana citizens about what Medicaid Expansion means to them.

Deputy Director of AFP-Montana, Henry Kriegel came to Kalispell recently to speak before a group at a local luncheon. I was asked to record and publish Henry’s presentation; which I have included below.

The brief companion video, also included below, is former Montana legislator, Derek Skees explaining how the “Silver Bullet” shot Conservatives in the heart in 2015.

To become more familiar with AFP-Montana, I have included an introduction taken from their website:

About AFP-Montana

Americans for Prosperity is a grassroots movement of over 2.3 million activists who advocate and promote limited government, lower taxes, and more freedom.

No matter where you live, there are always opportunities to get involved with AFP on the local and national level. We have events across the country, even in non-chapter states, and could be in your area soon.

We encourage you to join the over 11,000 members of AFP in Montana and the 2.3 million activists nation wide on the front line in the fight against big government. As an AFP activist we will provide you with action alerts that allow you to contact your elected officials, updates on how you can promote limited government, and provide you with the tools to make your voice heard.

All Federal Agencies Have Gone Rogue

Author and Researcher, Elaine Willman on the Federal Grab for Water

All Federal Agencies Have Gone Rogue

The country that we once knew as America scarcely exists these days. Sure, there is still this large piece of Terra-firma called America from which I write this article; but the foundation that made America great has, sadly, faded into obscurity.

Currently, we find ourselves driving in the fast lane on route to destination tyranny; additionally, it seems like all federal agencies have gone rogue.

The fact that the Federal Government has worked tirelessly to increase its sphere of power is not something a wise man would dispute. One arm of the Federal octopus is active in Montana, with the specific intent to control all of the water in the “Big Sky” state in the form of the CSKT Water Compact.

There has been tremendous opposition to the CSKT Compact, no shortage of which was supplied by yours truly on the NorthWest Liberty News website and companion YouTube Channel. I have created a page to consolidate much of the material on the CSKT Water Compact HERE.

One person featured in my videos, and a tireless worker for freedom and liberty, Elaine Willman came back to Kalispell, Montana last week and I was delighted to be able to catch her on video twice while she was in town. I have included a bio for Elaine below, followed by the first of two videos that will be released in which Elaine is featured.

Elaine Willman, MPA, was Chair (2002-2007) of Citizens Equal Rights Alliance (CERA) a national organization of community education groups and citizens in 28 states who reside within or near federally recognized Indian reservations. CERA is the only national organization dedicated to assisting tribal members in receiving civil rights within their tribal governments, and protecting the rights of non-tribal citizens from tribal government over-reaching.

Ms. Willman has a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) from California State University at Northridge, and is two-thirds through a doctoral program focused on federal Indian policy. Ms. Willman served as Community Development Director for the City of Toppenish, WA and later was elected to the Toppenish City Council (2006-2008), WA. She was former City of Ojai (CA) assistant to administrator in the 1980s, and served as adjunct-faculty for 12 years in the 1990s through 2007 in Masters in Public and Business Administration programs for a university in WA. Ms. Willman is currently Director of Community Development & Tribal Affairs for the Village of Hobart, WI, a beautiful suburb of Green Bay that is co-located on the historical Oneida Indian Reservation. She is of direct Cherokee lineage through both her mother’s family.


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