I followed radio host/reporter Pete Santilli for a couple of years before actually speaking to him and finally meeting him. He was definitely a shock jock, but it seemed that he was fearless in his presentation of trying to get the facts in the stories he covered. For that, I admired him. Today, he has been sitting in jail for more than a year, a political prisoner of a lawless and tyrannical central government, one that no longer respects the God-given rights acknowledged in our Declaration of Independence and claims to defend while all the while trampling over them. On Friday, someone very close to Pete decided to write about Pete and I know what she says is true because I've seen it in him as well. He is stronger now than he has ever been in his life.
Deb Jordan is the co-host of The Pete Santilli Show. She has been with Pete in the midst of covering several stories, including Bundy Ranch and the Malheur Wildlife Refuge protest. On Friday, she put some of her own observations about Pete out on Facebook.
"My Name is Deb Jordan and I have my own voice," Jordan began. "I went to Burns Oregon to cover a rally being held for the Hammond family that quickly turned into something completely different. I learned many lessons. I learned that not everything is simple. I learned that not everyone who says they are your friend is really your friend. I learned that there are those who will do anything to hang on to power, even if it means destroying another person to get it. I learned that I am a lot tougher than I should ever have to be. I saw a lot of terrible things happening to a lot of good people in Burns, and that's why I opted to stay and see it through to end."
Jordan then spoke about the man that she was there with and why he was arrested.
"Believe me when I tell you, Pete Santilli did not get arrested for covering the Malheur Refuge," she wrote. "Pete was arrested because he pointed his camera at the people of Harney County and he and I allowed them to speak to the world! Finally, someone was listening to them."
Jordan spoke about "unbreakable" bonds that she and Santilli made with the people of Burns simply because they listened to them, and I know for a fact that often many of those people would only come see them at night, under cover of darkness for fear they would be targeted by the police in Burns. However, Burns was not the only place where they listened and then gave the people's story. They also were previously in Nevada at Bundy Ranch.
"Pete went to Bundy Ranch because Cliven Bundy came on his show and told the horrific story about what was happening to his family," Jordan wrote. "It was Pete Santilli who listened to that family and believed them. He turned his camera and focused it squarely on them so they could be heard and the truth was brought to light on April 9th, 2014. It was Pete Santilli who shot the video of the abuse they were enduring, and it was Pete Santilli's team who got that footage to Fox News. It was Pete Santilli who recorded Dan Love and faced him like a man should, and called him out for the psychopathic liar he is, and the world heard it."
"Pete Santilli is not sitting in a Pahrump Nevada jail because he did something wrong, he is sitting in jail tonight because he stood for what was right, and the Government doesn't like that," she added.
"Today he is a lot tougher than he should ever have to be," Jordan continued. "He endures the targeting and abuse. He endures the strip searches. He endures the endless days and nights. He endures the agony of losing the very thing he fought so hard to keep: His freedom."
However, instead of jail making him submit to tyranny and cause him to be weak in the face of his oppressors, Jordan says that it has neither "stopped him" nor made him weak, but rather "strong" and "determined."
Pete has used his time wisely. I can attest that he has not only spent a lot of time in the Scriptures, which have certainly had a tremendous impact on him, but he has also pursued the truth when it comes to not only his case but those who face the same charges in the Bundy Ranch case that he does. As he told me in January when I went to visit him at the Southern Nevada Detention Center, he is confident that God will vindicate them in this matter just as He did in the Oregon trials.
Jordan says that Pete has developed over 2500 exhibits to be used during all the trials for every person being tried.
"He has read every word of the discovery and knows it like the back of his hand," she wrote. "He has committed to memory every last word in the transcripts of the last trial."
Why does he do all of this? According to Jordan, "The Government plays a very cruel, twisted, evil game of chess in the courtroom, and they cheat," and Pete "does it because it is the best possible shot we have of getting our guys out of this mess and never having to 'endure' again."
"Pete Santilli is not easily shut-down and neither am I," she added.
Indeed, Pete has spent a lot of time with his attorneys and going over the discovery to know exactly what his case is and what the law is. On several occasions, he has told me that much of what will be presented exposes not only the corruption of the Bureau of Land Management but of the central government as well as they continue to violate the Constitution.
Pete currently has a motion before the court concerning violating his right to speedy trial, something which federal prosecutors could care less about since they are lawless and have claimed that they could wait up to five years, an arbitrary number for sure, before any consideration would be given to violating the right to a speedy trial.
In the meantime, Pete, as well as many of the men he is in jail with, are awaiting their trials and are in need of help. Defense costs are growing, they lack the ability to provide for families and themselves due to incarceration, and their families are suffering, as well. They are not just doing this for themselves, nor were they taking a stand just for the Bundys or the Hammond family in Oregon. They took their stand in defense of the American people. Their stand should be our stand.
If you would like to help stand alongside Pete, the Bundys and the other men who bravely stood against an army of armed federal agents, some of them, like Daniel P. Love, who had a thirst for blood with weapons trained on innocent Americans, then I invite you to write these men, contribute financially to them and pray for them.
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