Lonnie Kobres

Background... thoughts on patriotism

Growing up in Tampa, Florida, in the 1950's, my childhood was typical for that time.  I lived in a safe, drug-free neighborhood.  I was taught that there are moral absolutes. The Ten Commandments were posted freely.  There was no legalized abortion industry, nor were there hard-core, triple-X movie houses.

I began working on radio equipment at a very young age.  I was two years old when I tore out all the wiring from the back of a perfectly good floor model radio.  Less destructive at 12 years of age, I managed to build a low-power transmitter from a mail-order kit.  With it, I broadcasted voice as well as music programming, throughout my neighborhood.

Little did I know that by 1982, Congress would criminalize my natural interest in community radio.  And as a result, I would become the first man in American history to be indicted by a federal grand jury for the "crime" of serving a community with the naturally occurring airwaves.

At 14 years of age, I obtained my first FCC ham radio license.  I enjoyed communicating daily with other radio enthusiasts around the world.  I obtained the FCC commercial radiotelephone license about a decade later.  Eventually I attained the highest forms of both types of license.

I almost graduated college when Uncle Sam suddenly needed me to go to Southeast Asia.  I didn't like the idea of interrupting my education, but running off to Canada didn't seem to be an acceptable alternative.   I served honorably in the U.S. Navy during two tours of duty in Vietnam.  I held a secret clearance and received a variety of commendations.

Since returning from S.E. Asia, I have worked in electronics.  For 25 years I operated a small marine electronics sales and service business.  My work mostly involved navigational related equipment on large ocean-going ships.  I found that visiting with people of various nationalities over an exotic meal aboard a foreign ship never lost its allure.  The extreme port security measures put in place after the WTC tragedy literally created roadblocks to my work aboard ships and I chose to retire soon afterwards.

After 44 years of marriage, I am still with the same woman.  Cheryl is a retired school teacher.  She supports low-power broadcasting.  She is also actively involved in the struggle to restore constitutional government.  We have no children.

Thoughts on patriotism...

In America today, if you don't risk getting arrested now and then you are not exercising some of your most important rights.  When we fail to exercise a right we lose it.  I was never arrested until after 1992.  That's when I learned what our constitutional rights are and I attempted to exercise mine.  Loyal Americans are growing tired of giving up important rights without a fight.

For discerning citizens, civic responsibility now means more than just voting on election day.  They recognize that casting another uninformed vote for the lesser of two pre-selected evils will never get America back on track.  Resistance and non-compliance is a justifiable response to tyrannical, criminal government!

The majority of Americans have relied on the major media for their information.  That blind trust has resulted in what we see today: A decaying, degenerate society, composed of a people who are becoming the economic slaves of a communistic, police state.

My broadcasts have always extolled the values of such things as truth, justice, and personal responsibility.  Instilling those principles is so threatening to those in power that they responded by launching a vicious vendetta against me, singling me out among many less critically thinking micro-broadcasters.

I would have obtained a station license rather than jeopardize myself but the FCC will not license a small station for a private individual.  My study of the law revealed that the FCC lacks authority over short range non-commercial broadcasts.  Bear in mind that a frequent topic on the radio station was perversion of our original law and rampant corruption in the courts.

If you think we have Constitutional government, you are mistaken.  It isn't necessary for officials to limit their actions to powers enumerated in the Constitution.  Most Americans have never studied the document.  They have no idea what a limited, republican form of government is.

I urge you  to join me in the struggle to restore Constitutional government.  Seek out alternative media for your news and general information.  You will discover a whole new world.   A world where truth and justice is authentic and highly prized, instead of counterfeited and mocked.


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"Most people prefer to believe their leaders are just and fair even in the face of evidence to the contrary, because once a citizen acknowledges that the government under which they live is lying and corrupt, the citizen has to choose what he or she will do about it. To take action in the face of a corrupt government entails risks of harm to life and loved ones. To choose to do nothing is to surrender one's self-image of standing for principles. Most people do not have the courage to face that choice. Hence, most propaganda is not designed to fool the critical thinker but only to give moral cowards an excuse not to think at all." --- Michael Rivero