Jake Ryan: Montana Political Prisoner

Campaign to get Jake Ryan out of prison. Federal insanity refuses to grant bail to youth who went to Burns, Oregon to see if he could help.

A long-standing member in The Mental Militia is running for Governor of Montana on the Libertarian ticket. Ted Dunlap is an outstanding activist and can use our support as he campaigns to keep the alternate political value in the public mind.

Ted sent the following web page from his campaign website, which was his repost, (with some Constitutional quotes thrown in for effect), from an email two other Montana activists had sent. This article will show readers how they can help drum a little bit of sanity (if that is even possible these days) into the idiotic mentality of the Federal government.

Here is the link to Ted’s website:


standing up

The following information came to me from several sources. These people had the temerity to stand before unconstitutional, illegal, immoral taking of property by government for the benefit of the ruling elite. We need people like them. We need to encourage and support those who stand against tyranny.

For reference, I also repost a few relevant parts of the Constitution under which the feds are supposed to be limited in their scope.

The Bill of Rights

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Amendment V

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Amendment VI

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.

Amendment VIII

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

The Ryan family were a part of Celebrating Conservatism locally years ago. They are a super, stalwart, patriotic family.

Jake, 21, is in jail now because of going over to the Burns, OR “stand-off” to see what it was about and to help out if he could. He did nothing wrong, but he, as well as numerous others, were rounded up and thrown in jail without bail.

Attached are 3 flyers. One is of an event June 4/5th–they are wanting to get as many patriots there as possible to show the locals that this is no “tiny” thing that has happened. The others show a list of some of the good patriots who have been rounded up and thrown in jail.

Your calls to the local jails, judges, etc. has made some effect in getting a few released. Please call, write, do what you can to support Jake and others who have been treated as criminals.

And here is the petition. Please use these instructions from Starr as to how to handle this petition. Print out the petition and collect signatures and then mail them to:

John Lamb

1627 W. Main St.  Suite 101 

Bozeman, MT  59715

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