Tags: Active Duty Soldiers

More Evidence Emerges of Big Banks Abusing American Military Families

“Complaints that active military personnel and National Guard members were losing their homes while deployed in war zones set off national outrage and prompted Congressional hearings in 2011. The case of Sgt. James B. Hurley, a disabled veteran whose home outside Hartford, Mich., was sold two months before he returned from Iraq, dragged through the courts for years, highlighting the devastating effect of foreclosures.”

– From the recent New York Times article: Banks Find More Wrongful Foreclosures Among Military Members

The above is part of a very depressing theme I have covered in the past.  Most recently in my piece from last November titled:  Big American Banks Particularly Enjoy Ripping off Active Duty U.S. Soldiers.  Today’s post follows up on that one and what we find; unsurprisingly, is that the more you peer behind the curtain, the more filthy the whole thing becomes.  That’s precisely why the oligarchs don’t want anyone to peer behind the curtain for too long.  From the New York Times:

The nation’s biggest banks wrongfully foreclosed on more than 700 military members during the housing crisis and seized homes from roughly two dozen other borrowers who were current on their mortgage payments, findings that eclipse earlier estimates of the improper evictions.

Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo uncovered the foreclosures while analyzing mortgages as part of a multibillion-dollar settlement deal with federal authorities, according to people with direct knowledge of the findings. In January, regulators ordered the banks to identify military members and other borrowers who were evicted in violation of federal law.

These four banks just keep popping up in criminal schemes don’t they?

The analysis, which was turned over to regulators in recent days, provides the first detailed glimpse into the extent of wrongful foreclosures amid the collapse of the housing market. While lenders previously acknowledged that they relied on faulty documents to push through foreclosures, the banks claimed borrowers were rarely evicted by mistake, including military personnel protected by federal law.

Read the Full Article »

Meet Stewart Rhodes: Founder of Oath Keepers

I have known about Stewart Rhodes for several years now.  The first time I heard him interviewed I was blown away by his courage, intellect, resolve and heightened capacity for strategic thinking.  I remember thinking he reminded me more of our founding fathers than just about anyone else out there.  I remember thinking he reminded me more of some of our founding fathers than just about anyone else out there.  The group he founded, Oath Keepers, is pure genius and I send every active duty military person or veteran that reaches out to me toward this organization.  This is how they describe themselves:

Oath Keepers is a non-partisan association of currently serving military, veterans, peace officers, and firefighters who will fulfill the oath we swore to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, so help us God.

Our oath is to the Constitution, not to the politicians, and we will not obey unconstitutional (and thus illegal) and immoral orders, such as orders to disarm the American people or to place them under martial law and deprive them of their ancient right to jury trial.

We Oath Keepers have drawn a line in the sand. We will not “just follow orders.”

Our motto is “Not on our watch!”

If you, the American people, are forced to once again fight for your liberty in another American Revolution, you will not be alone. We will stand with you.

There is at this time a debate within the ranks of the military regarding their oath. Some mistakenly believe they must follow any order the President issues. But you can rest assured that many others in the military do understand that their loyalty is to the Constitution, and understand what that means.

The mission of Oath Keepers is to vastly increase their numbers. We are in a battle for the hearts and minds of our own troops. To win that battle, Oath Keepers will use written and video testimony of active duty military, veterans (especially combat vets), and peace officers to reach, teach, and inspire our brothers in arms in the military and police to fulfill their oaths and stand as guardians of the Republic.

If you are currently in the military, are a veteran, or are a peace officer, please submit your written and/or video testimony on your oath, so you can help us win that battle for hearts and minds. Your submission may be anonymous.

Now please take the time to watch this video of Stewart speaking at Paul Fest 2012.  It’s worth your time.

In Liberty,
Mike

Follow me on Twitter!