Hollis Wayne Fincher Defense Fund
Minutemen are revered in American History, and for good reason. When liberty and freedom sounded their call, the Minutemen responded.
Would they… will they today? That remains to be seen. You see… liberty and freedom are sounding a clarion call today and today’s Minutemen seem so distracted and so preoccupied with their duck, deer and squirrel hunting, they are not heeding, or even hearing the call.
First, up front, let me ask you some hard questions. Do you really believe your own rhetoric about Second Amendment rights? Or is that just so much chest pounding, bluff and bluster…? Are your Second Amendment constitutional beliefs founded in strength of conviction, or just the opportunity and excuse to spit, swagger and pretend to be macho?
A law abiding Arkansas citizen is being held in the Sebastian County Jail right now, for the “crime” of exercising his Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms – solely because he did not pay the prescribed tax for automatic firearms. His name is Hollis W. Fincher “Wayne” to his family and friends.
Just think about that for a minute… a tax… on a constitutional right? Where are the taxes on the free press? Free speech? Religion? The First Amendment rights are exempt, but not the Second…? Do Americans have to pay a tax to insure their right to a jury trial?
Wayne Fincher is an American patriot concerned over the seemingly unending erosion and diminishing of clearly defined and guaranteed constitutional rights. Especially Second Amendment rights. He has feared that if those trends were (are) not stopped, law abiding American citizens would fall victim to an increasingly tyrannous government and be arrested for exercising what are their rights. His strength of conviction caused him to act on those convictions. Given his current location and a repressive and undeserved $250,000.000 bail – Were his fears unfounded?
In 2004 the U.S. Attorney General’s Office properly recognized that “The Second Amendment secures a right of individuals generally, not a right of States or a right restricted to persons serving in militias.”
Hubert H. Humphrey (1911-1978) US Vice-President and US Senator (D-MN) properly recognized truly constitutional principle. "Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms.... The right of citizens to bear arms is just one guarantee against arbitrary government, one more safeguard against the tyranny which now appears remote in America but which historically has proven to be always possible."
Wayne understands what Humphrey and the Attorney General’s Office expressed along with what Thomas Jefferson and the others who gave us our Declaration of Independence and Constitution understood: "When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government." – Thomas Jefferson
Folks, depriving Wayne or others of the ability to fight, as a last resort, tyranny at the hands of the U.S. government, infringing upon their right to keep and bear the arms necessary to do so, is a deliberate usurpation and trampling of constitutional Second Amendment protections.
Regular words fail to express what is going on here. Travesty, injustice, outrage… are just not enough. While appropriate, they fall short unless combined with words such as, usurpation, betrayal, corruption and yes, even treason.
Like myself, have you ever sworn the solemn oath to “protect and defend the (U.S.) Constitution against all enemies, both foreign and domestic”? Did you rescind or recant that oath? I have not.
When I ran as the 3rd Congressional District Independent candidate for the U.S. Congress in 2004, I campaigned frequently at gun shows and gun clubs. I emphasized the need for federal representation that actually believed in the U.S. Constitution and would fight to protect it against all enemies, including the homegrown domestic enemies so prevalent today in the Judiciary, Congress, federal law enforcement agencies and federal bureaucracies.
Folks, we don’t have that kind of representation today. If justice is going to be had in the case at hand, we the people are going to have to secure it. Our current representatives are only going to sit on their hands or at the very best, wring them.
Those that won our freedoms and liberties pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to secure this nation. They were faithful and at tremendous cost, in blood and finances, this nation and our Constitution were born. Will we keep them…?
Wayne’s legal fight will likely be long and costly. Wayne and his family are already doing the heavy work… will we at least pick up the slack? What is this country… what is the Constitution worth to you?
For this time in American history, you were born. What will be recorded about your actions?
The Wayne Fincher Defense Fund
c/o Mr. Don Bright
2225 No. Mockingbird Ln,
Fayetteville, AR 72703
Want to help Wayne on a very personal level? Write him a letter of encouragement.
Hollis Wayne Fincher
c/o Sebastian County Jail
801 South A Street
Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901
I am praying that you will take meaningful action today… and also let as many others as you can know about Wayne’s case and how they can help.
7813 Yorktown Rd.
Fort Smith, AR 72903
Remember: If your religion is wrong, you go to Hell. If your politics are wrong, your country goes to Hell.