U.S. Penitentiary Marion
P .O. Box 1000
Marion, IL 62959
Dear Friend of the 2nd Amendment,
My name is Francis Schaeffer Cox and I’m a thirty year old political prisoner of the Obama Administration. December 17th, 2014.
My only crime was believing in the Second Amendment and that the government should obey our Constitution.
That’s all it took for Obama’s feds to take away my fre edom, widow my wife, and orphan my children.
I’m taking a huge risk sending this letter to you. If it becomes known, I may be shackled and sent to the “hole for years.”
But it’s a risk I’m willing to take to see my wife and kids again.
Here they are in the two pictures I sent you. One is of my sweetheart Marti and me holding our newborn son Seth during happier times. The other is of Seth all grown up with his little sister…my angel, Bri.
The last time I held them in my arms was over three years ago, and without your immediate help, I won’t hold them for another 22.
That’s because I’m serving a 26 year sentence in a prison nicknamed “Little Guantanamo” for crimes I didn’t commit.
It’s my hope and prayer that after reading this and seeing the hell my family and I have be en through, you will help me with this -my LAST chance to prove my innocence –and return home to my family.
This is my cry for help. Not just for me and my family, but for Americans like you who may be Obama’s next targets. With that said, here’s my story…
I never thought in a million years I’d be in prison.
After all, I was raised in a conservative Christian home in Alaska. It’s where my father taught me how to hunt, my godparents taught me to fish, and where I climbed to the summit of Mt. McKinley.
It’s also where I met my faithful and loving wife, Marti. Even in my cold 6×9 jail cell I can still smell the lavender perfume she wore on our first date 12 years ago.
With her blessing, I decided to run for the Alaska State House of Representatives in 2008. It was a tight three way race that I narrowly lost with 38% of the vote, but it did position me for a strong run in the next election.
But that was two years away, and like you, I’m not one to sit back and watch as my country falls apart So I started campaigning early and hosting town hall meetings in Alaska and across America.
My platform was simple:
The government needs to follow the Constitution and stop treading on our rights.
Especially our natural right to ke ep and bear arms. And I guess my message struck a nerve. Not just with the tens of thousands of patriots like you that poured into the town halls all across America, but also with Holder, Obama and their gun-grabbing friends.
These tyrants HATE the 2nd Amendment and anyone who supports it So when my pro-second amendment speeches gained momentum across America, the Obama Administration decided they had to find (or make) a way to silence me.
That’s when my family’s nightmare began…
Looking back as I sit in my prison cell and pour through Homeland Security documents the government used in my case, I can see that the government looked high and low for some reason to silence or arrest me.
But they found none! Like you, I’m an honest man who fears God and loves his country. I paid my taxes, ran my business ethically, and followed the law.
But Obama wasn’t looking for…
criminals. He was targeting conservative patriots who disagree with HIS criminal acts!
So he sent Attorney General Eric Holder and other corrupt Department of Justice Officials to target Alaska’s conservatives. Conservatives just like me.
Maybe you remember hearing about this several years ago? It was all over the news. The Obama Administration code-named it “Operation Polar Pen.” Go ahead and look it up. You’ll be shocked at what they got away with using YOUR tax dollars!
Their plan was simple: Use undercover FBI informants to create fake charges and sabotage political campaigns of anyone on Obama’s enemies list.
They took down our Republican Senator Ted Stevens (who was also an NRA Executive Board Member), three Alaskan State House Reps, and dozens of local patriots. And since I was the main organizer of the 2nd Amendment lobby in Alaska and represented thousands of conservative voters, I had to go and they didn’t care how.
So it didn’t take long for Holder’s criminals and undercover agents to target and harass me and my family.
They started showing up one by one trying to talk me into committing a crime. Remember… I didn’t know they were undercover federal agents wearing wires at the time.
Those same audio recordings would later prove my innocence. But I’ll get to that soon.
The first time one of the undercover agents came up to me he said… “You need to use your influence to organize a violent attack on the government That’s the only way you can make a difference.”
I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. I told them they were nuts and to stay away from me. But they didn’t like hearing that.
So they got even more pushy and intimidating. These thugs tried anything and everything to get me to say that I was going to attack the government.
But as soon as they realized that I would never say anything like that, they kicked it up a notch by going after the mostimportant thing to me in the world… …my Kids.
That’s when the Feds filed a bogus child neglect complaint with the Office of Child Services and convinced a local judge to issue a writ of assistance to seize our 1 1⁄2 year old baby, Seth…with a SWAT team!
Even writing about this tears me apart I’ve never been more heartbroken and furious at the same time.
As soon as Marti and I found out, we called our friend and lawyer, Robert John. He advised us that we should find a safe place to stay until he got to the bottom of it.
But before we could get far, one of the same undercover agents from before confronted us and said…
“See! I told you so! Now the feds are attacking your children. That’s a line in the sand we can’t let them cross! If they do anything, I’m going to attack them to defend you! And if you refuse to stand up and help, I’ll kill YOU for being a coward!”
When Marti and I heard that our hearts sank.
Not only was the government coming after our son Seth, but now our lives were being threatened for refusing to commit a crime! And remember, I still had no idea these guys were undercover FBI agents.
What would you do at that point? I could only think of doing one thing: getting my family as far away from these people as thugs as possible.
So we packed up our bags and got ready to leave.
But before we could leave, another FBI undercover informant caught up with us one last time and threatened me not to leave. I told him I had to do what was best for my family and that’s that!
I had no idea that the feds were listening in at the time and realized they weren’t going to get me to commit a crime and they were about to lose me forever.
That’s when they struck…
Obama’s Feds had set an ambush. Out of nowhere masked agents swarmed in, slammed me to the ground, handcuffed me, and whisked me away in a black SUV.
Before I knew it, I was sitting in a jail cell charged by the Feds in State Court with “conspiracy against the government.”
Read that again…CONSPIRACY AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT!?!?!
Can you believe that? I still can’t. And neither could my attorney Robert John, when I called him from jail pleading with him to get these ridiculous charges dropped.
And thank God, that’s exactly what he did! Here’s how: Remember the audio recordings I told you about earlier? The one’s that prove my innocence?
Well, Robert John got them admitted in pre-trial motions and as soon as the state judge heard them, he knew the case was nothing but lies and threw the whole thing out.
So after spending nearly a year in jail, going bankrupt, and missing my daughter Bri’s first words, it looked like my family and I would be together again soon. Or so we thought…
That’s when Obama and Holder sent their federal prosecutor named Joseph Bottini –the same man who took down Senator Ted Stevens – after me!
And you know the worst part? He charged me in Federal Court with the EXACT same charges!
But it gets worse. Not only was I facing charges I had already be en found INNOCENT of in state court, now the prosecutor moved the trial hundreds of miles away so Marti and I couldn’t afford to fly in my witnesses.
If that wasn’t bad enough, the death blow came when the same prosecutor filed a motion barring us from playing the government’s own recordings…
…the same recordings I told you about earlier that prove my INNOCENCE!
The whole thing was a….
sham. Everybody knew I hadn’t broken any laws. The prosecution even admitted that I refused to commit a crime, but they argued that didn’t matter Why?
Because the government prosecutors said that my belief in the 2nd Amendment was “DANGEROUS” and “DISLOYAL” to the federal government.
They even argued that I may “POSSIBLY someday” harm someone with my legal collection of firearms and that I was “plotting against the government.”
Here’s how it went in the courtroom:
Prosecutor: Are there any circumstances where you would resist the government?
Me: Yes. But only in the sense that my first loyalty is to the Constitution and the Rule of Law. Prosecutor: You see ! He’s plotting against the government! I rest my case!
And that’s all it took to widow my wife, orphan Seth and Bri, and condemn me to this tiny jail cell for 26 years.
So I have to ask you…
Is this the America you want to live in? One where the federal government can say you are “disloyal” if you support the 2nd Amendment? One where your kids and grandkids can be called terrorists and sent to prison for legally owning a weapon and supporting that right?
That’s not the America I grew up in. And it’s not the America I want Bri and Seth to grow up in. And as a fellow 2nd Amendment supporter, I’m sure you feel the same. That’s why I’m writing you today. You see, I have one last chance to appeal my conviction to a three judge panel on the ninth Circuit Court of Appeals based on the fact that the prosecution withheld evidence.
The same recorded evidence I told you about earlier that proves my innocence! Not only would this allow me to possibly REVERSE my 26 year jail sentence and return home to my family…it would also overturn a very dangerous precedent Obama set when he locked me up and threw away the key.
My case is the first one like it If you and I stand by and do nothing, not only will I continue to rot in this tiny cell, Obama will also have all the legal power he needs to lock patriots like you and me away for supporting the 2nd Amendment.
And you better believe Hillary would love to inherit that power in 2016. The only way we can stop this is by appealing this landmark case right now. So I have to ask you, one patriot to another… Will you help me in this…my last chance to overturn this wrongful conviction and return home to Marti, Seth and Bri?
I pray your answer is yes because I only have until Thursday, February 12th. That’s my deadline for filing this appeal. But in order to do that I need a great attorney. And as you know, great attorneys don’t come cheap.
Fortunately, I have Robert John. The same lawyer and friend who got the state of Alaska to drop all charges against me and the same man I am counting on to get me home to Marti, Bri, and Seth. But in order to do that, I desperately need to raise $56,124 by Thursday, February 12th. That’s the cost of filing my last chance appeal.
That’s why I am turning to a select few patriots like you today. Without your immediate help, I’ll miss my last chance appeal, Obama will set this dangerous precedent, and I’ll spend the next 22 years locked up as a political prisoner away from my family.
As I told you earlier, my family has lost everything. We don’t have a cent left to our name. That’s why I’m praying to God that you will find it in your heart to support my appeal with a gift of $26 – one dollar for every year I was unjustly sentenced to serve in prison.
I’ve even included a reply sheet from my legal team you can use to send back your urgent donation.
If you can send a larger gift of $38, $56, $74 $99, $150, $1776 or even more, it would mean so much to me and my family. My legal team would put it to use right away to get me out of this secret prison.
But, if you can only afford a gift of $26, I won’t ask for a penny more. I’m just so thankful for your help.
No matter what amount you can give, will you send it right now? Please…Seth doesn’t understand why the men in masks took daddy away.
Bri doesn’t understand why daddy isn’t there to read her bedtime stories and kiss her goodnight.
And my beautiful wife, Marti doesn’t deserve to be a widow at 27.
I have the evidence, I have a lawyer…and I have the truth on my side. I just need you and your urgent gift of at least $26 to help me prove it to the judges on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
But no matter what you do, please pray for Seth and Bri who are missing their daddy. Pray for my wife who is struggling to make ends meet. And pray for our country.
My life is in your hands…
Francis Schaeffer Cox
P.S. The Obama Administration locked me up for 26 years in a political prison nicknamed “Little Guantanamo” widowed my wife, Marti and orphaned my two kids Seth and Bri because I publicly supported your and my right to keep and bear arms. Please…I only have one last shot to prove my innocence to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, overturn this dangerous precedent, and return home to my family. Will you send your urgent donation of $26 – one for every year I was unjustly convicted to help me raise the $56,124 I need to make this happen?