My intention isn’t to be overly harsh in documenting Tebo’s (Bailiff) actions, I just like to put a parody spin on things. To a certain extent I empathize with the guy and my final conclusion is, he’s acting (which explains the puppet) and the real Tebo’s possibly a nice person. To keep this video shorter I cut out a lot of the things that breakdown and explain the situation more thoroughly, but I will in this write up. When I speak in the collective (marked by quotes), I’m looking at it from their perspective, or because I’m not creative enough of a writer to get around it.
So there’s this grumpy bailiff (Tebo) here in Keene, NH at the Cheshire Superior Court. He’s been a constant thorn in “our” side. Some would say, he’s just following orders and I partially agree, (although I don’t believe it’s necessarily a justification). In many instances it seems he’s doing more than his job though. In this video you can see where he instigates many of the situations. When he arrested Jason Talley (Dec. 21st) for not standing fast enough for Lord Arnold, it seemed like an unnecessary judgment call. Just a note, I’ve been to dozens of court rooms all over and Cheshire Superior Court (only when judge Arnold’s the judge) is the only one that has threatened and arrested people for not standing for the man in the dress. Two days after Jason Talley and Kelly Voluntaryist James arrest, Ian Freeman, Ademo Freeman and I waited outside the court to ask Tebo some questions. We were instructed by some officers how to go about the process, just prior to Tebo walking to his car (“make sure not to block his path”). Just to note; the various public officials in Keene know “Free Staters” believe in the non-violent principle and know “we’ve” never resorted to violence. So when Tebo charged after Ian with his fists up it was just weird. What was he thinking and what would he have done had Ian not backed away (which I think any reasonable person would have)?
I do document the instance when Tebo was extremely nice to us and I do think that’s the real Tebo when he’s not following orders. When he’s being stern with “us”, I think it’s an act. To me it looks as though his adrenaline isn’t even going and he regularly turns his head away from the confrontation, which based on my observation is only normal to someone following orders. The big escapade with Ian in the court room, begins immediately after Tebo walks away from Lord Arnold. To empathize with Lord Arnold a little bit (which is hard to do, especially with all of the direct harm he’s caused several of my friends). I think he’s looking at the situation like, if he doesn’t remain stern, “we” will take advantage and incrementally get out of control in the court room and he may genuinely believe there’s a certain amount of respect that he and the court room deserve. When it comes to following principle, I don’t think principles incrementally expand or even decrease (“we” aren’t going to back down on principles because of threats) and the thing Lord Arnold doesn’t get is, by conducting himself this way, nothing is gained outside the fact that non-violent people are getting thrown in cages and tax payers are bearing the expense. So it’s kind of a standoff? It’s our stand on principle against the states stand on authority perhaps? One of the key differences is, when we stay true to our principles, it’s non-violent, no one gets hurt in the process. When they make their stand and hold their position, they’re willing to threaten, use force, arrest etc, then flip the bill to the tax payer. And for what? What harm are “we” possibly creating? What, are “we” hurting, their ego? Honestly, what’s the worst “we” do? So “we” don’t stand for the judge, some people wear hats, and before and after the court proceedings some people challenge the various public officials with questions. I’m sure this is annoying, but annoying is the key word. Does annoying really warrant an arrest? Or what, are “we” disrespecting the court? Really, when you want to talk about respect and conduct in the courtroom, what’s more disrespectful than the fact that these people swore an oath to uphold the constitution and they don’t even do that. And even though “we” don’t believe in social contracts, I guarantee you and I bet my life on it that “we” inadvertently uphold the constitution a lot more than they do.

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