American Spirit vs Espionage Act of 1917

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American Spirit versus Espionage Act of 1917


 By Mike McClaughry


In the days of Queen Elizabeth I, over 400 years ago, the British nobility began upon a plan to rule the world. And ever since, they have been causing economic hardship, wars, death and suffering to hundreds of millions of people all around the world.

They have demonstrated a blatant disregard for the welfare of others – they are the worst sociopaths in the world.

Sociopath or Psychopath – has a pattern of disregard for, and violation of, the welfare of others.

Queen Elizabeth I

Her closest advisor was William Cecil who was Secretary of State. This is the time when the British Secret Service got started. William Cecil started a dynasty where the Cecil family has been the head of British intelligence ever since.

William_Cecil,_1st_Baron_Burghley_William Cecil

In their march for world conquest, the British were establishing colonies around the world. There were 13 British colonies on the East coast of North America.

British colonies are in red color

Britain has been ruled by a malicious and oppressive Monarchy. The King and Queen and their hierarchy of nobility are self-elected rulers. Their children are heirs to their title. This is the worst method of government because it allows imbeciles and sociopaths to rule. The method does not select the best qualified people for top government positions.

The British colonists in North America objected to tyrannical rule by the British nobility, which heavily taxed them and violated their rights. They rejected rule by monarchy and aristocracy, and proclaimed that all men are created equal.

Among the significant results of the revolution was the creation of a democratically-elected representative government responsible to the will of the people.

The thirteen British colonies united and on 4 July 1776, they declared independence from Britain – that was the start of the United States of America. Thomas Jefferson was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence.

thomas jeffersonThomas Jefferson

The British nobility sent British armies to prevent the colonies from having independence. The people in England would not volunteer to fight against the American Revolution because the British cause was bad. Thus the British troops were made up of convicts and hired German mercenaries. Colonists who supported the British side were called Loyalists.

british redcoats

The Americans had to fight for their freedom. The colonists who fought for independence were called Patriots.

american revolution 1

american revolution 2

The American Revolution war was from 1775 to 1783. The Americans won their freedom.

George Washington was the first President of the United States of America. He initiated a policy that America should keep out of European disputes. The British call this American policy – isolationism.

George Washington

George Washington said:

I hope the United States of America will be able to keep disengaged from the labyrinth of European politics and wars. It should be the policy of the United States to administer to their wants without being engaged in their quarrels.

I trust we shall never so far lose sight of our own interest and happiness as to become unnecessarily a party to these political disputes.

Why quit our own to stand upon foreign ground? Why, by interweaving our destiny with that of any part of Europe, entangle our peace and prosperity in the toils of European ambition, rivalship, interest, humor, or caprice?

My ardent desire is, and my aim has been… to keep the United States free from any political connections with every other country, to see it independent of all, and under the influence of none.

– George Washington statements in his letters and his farewell address  6

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The Cecil family has been the head of British intelligence for over 400 years.

In the later part of the 1800′s Robert Cecil built up an influential family network called the Cecil Bloc.

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil was the head of British intelligence and he was a Prime Minister of Britain.

Robert_cecilRobert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil (aka Lord Salisbury)

One of his sisters was the mother of Arthur J. Balfour, who was also a head of British intelligence and a Prime Minister of Britain.

Lord Arthur BalfourArthur Balfour on left

Cecil Rhodes was an Englishman who founded the diamond company De Beers, which marketed 90% of the world’s rough diamonds. The mines were located in Africa.Cecil_Rhodes

Rhodes used his private army to conquer and rule 3.5 million square miles of Africa, it was called Rhodesia.

It was use of the traditional British method for taking over a country –

Step 1 – economic takeover
Step 2 – government takeover                             Cecil Rhodes straddling Africa

Cecil Rhodes said in 1876 –

Why should we not form a secret society with but one object, the furtherance of the British Empire and the bringing of the whole world under British rule, for the recovery of the United States, for making the Anglo Saxon race but one Empire?

Regarding this secret society Rhodes said –

development of a Secret Society, the true aim and object whereof shall be for the extension of British rule throughout the world, … the ultimate recovery of the United States of America as an integral part of the British Empire8

In 1891, Cecil Rhodes created a secret society to bring the entire world under British rule – the Round Table.

Arthur Balfour joined the Round Table and international bankers such as the Rothschilds and Rockefellers also joined.

The British aristocracy (nobility) wanted to get the United States back under their control. They would never be able to do that by overt warfare with America – so they used covert means to accomplish it.

They used the traditional British method for taking over a country –

Step 1 – economic takeover
Step 2 – government takeover

British intelligence infiltrated America with its covert agents, and obtained a controlling ownership in all major industry
– and they influenced Americans holding high government positions, to support British world conquest plans.

Woodrow Wilson was President of the United States and under influence of British intelligence agents, he greatly assisted the British in their takeover method.

President Wilson worked for the British rule-the-world nutcase crowd by :

  • getting the federal reserve banking system passed into law
  • getting income tax passed into law
  • getting America into World War I
  • worked to establish the League of Nations after the war

All four things were forwarding the British plan to takeover America and the entire world.

The British slavemasters could not have been better served. Woodrow Wilson betrayed the American people.

For details, see Scientology Roots Chapter Nine – 1, Nine – 2, Nine – 3

For further details, also see –
British Security Coordination Compendium, Section I – The Book and The Lords
British Security Coordination Compendium, Section II – The Party Boys
British Security Coordination Compendium, Section III – Your Mind – My Mind
British Security Coordination Compendium, Section IV – The British Way
British Security Coordination Compendium, Section V – Back To The Beginning


The Espionage Act of 1917

World War I was from 1914 to 1919. It was an European conflict that had nothing to do with the United States. American citizens were correct in being against America getting involved in World War I.

But the British wanted America to get involved on the British side in the war.

So, President Wilson got a law passed to silence Americans who spoke against America getting into WW I.

On December 7, 1915, President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress for legislation:

There are citizens of the United States, who have poured the poison of disloyalty into the very arteries of our national life; who have sought to bring the authority and good name of our Government into contempt, to destroy our industries wherever they thought it effective for their vindictive purposes to strike at them, and to debase our politics to the uses of foreign intrigue… Such creatures of passion, disloyalty, and anarchy must be crushed out.

– Woodrow Wilson statement to U.S. Congress

President Wilson insisted on “Authority to exercise censorship over the press… is absolutely necessary to the public safety”.

The Senate removed the press censorship language and passed the Espionage Act of 1917 soon after America entered World War I in April 1917.

It made it a crime:

To convey information with intent to interfere with the operation or success of the armed forces of the United States or to promote the success of its enemies. This was punishable by death or by imprisonment for not more than 30 years or both.

To convey false reports or false statements with intent to interfere with the operation or success of the military or naval forces of the United States or to promote the success of its enemies when the United States is at war, to cause or attempt to cause insubordination, disloyalty, mutiny, refusal of duty, in the military or naval forces of the United States, or to willfully obstruct the recruiting or enlistment service of the United States. This was punishable by a maximum fine of $10,000 or by imprisonment for not more than 20 years or both.

The Act silenced American citizens opposed to the war.

It was a violation of the U.S. Constitution which states –

Congress shall make no law… abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…

The Espionage Act of 1917 violates free speech, and it has been contested in court ever since. 1


The Spirit of ’76

Robert Goldstein was an American citizen who was born in California. He produced a patriotic film showing America triumphing in the Revolutionary War – The Spirit of ’76. He intended to unite Americans in pride. 1, 4, 5

Robert_Goldstein_in_1923 Robert Goldstein

The movie contained both factual and fictional events.

The film depicted the signing of the Declaration of Independence, George Washington crossing the Delaware, Paul Revere’s Ride, and Valley Forge. 1, 3

It also depicted multiple atrocities committed by the British side during the war, including soldiers bayoneting babies, abusing women, and the Cherry Valley massacre.

The Cherry Valley massacre was a factual event. A mixed force of Loyalists, British soldiers, and Seneca Indians descended on Cherry Valley village during the American Revolutionary War. The raiders were under the overall command of British Loyalist Walter Butler. During the raid, the Indians in particular targeted non-combatants, and reports state that 30 such individuals were slain.1

The following letter is from J. H. Livingston to his brother.

“Albany 23 Nov. 1778. Dear Brother …the devastation at Cherry Valley are marked with Such scenes of Cruelty …between 30 & 40 Women & Children butchered in the most unheard of manner.

Bless you. J H Livingston” 1, 2

spirit_of_76_robert_goldstein_stillscene from The Spirit of ’76


robert_goldstein_spirit_of_76_(on_left)Goldstein on left, directing Spirit of ’76


Robert Goldstein bought an ad in the April 7, 1917, “Moving Picture World,” which stated that the film had “happily completed at this time to help rouse the patriotism of the country.” 4

spirit of 76 advertisement - goldstein


The Spirit of ’76 premiered in Chicago in May 1917, just one month after the US entered World War I.

The press raved about the film. The Chicago American stated, “Chicago is honored by being the premier city for the showing of “The Spirit of ’76.” It is the very heart of what our patriotism is based on.” The Chicago Examiner claimed, “It breathes freedom.” The Exhibitor’s Trade Review noted, “It …should cause the red blood of any American to tingle.” 4

The head of Chicago’s police censorship board, Metallus Lucullus Cicero Funkhouser, contacted the Department of Justice in Washington D.C. for their opinion on whether the film should be exhibited on the basis of its anti-British content. The Department of Justice said the film should not be shown, on the grounds that it would create hostility toward Britain. The film was immediately confiscated. 7

Goldstein challenged the decision in court, with Judge Kavanaugh ruling that the picture was not anti-British, but that it could only be screened if objectionable scenes such as a British soldier pulling a female settler by her hair, and another with a soldier knifing a baby, were cut. 4

Goldstein trimmed the offending scenes, got federal approval for the censored version, and resumed the Chicago run. 1

The film played to packed and enthusiastic audiences, who sometimes drowned out the orchestra with their effusive clapping for the triumphant American scenes. It closed one day before the Espionage Act was passed on June 15, 1917.

The film premiered in Los Angeles a few months later with the deleted scenes restored. Crowds went wild when they spotted a giant American flag hanging on the back wall after the curtains opened. Most Los Angeles newspapers praised the film. 4, 5

The government concluded that Goldstein’s action constituted “aiding and abetting the German enemy”, and seized the film once again. The Federal grand jury indicted Goldstein on three counts for “intent to commit mutiny, insubordination and refusal of duty in military and naval forces in aid of the Imperial German Government.” 4

Goldstein was charged in federal court with violating the Espionage Act. 1 He was convicted on charges of attempted incitement to riot and to cause insubordination, disloyalty, and mutiny by U.S. soldiers in uniform and prospective recruits, and he was sentenced to 10 years in prison. It was later reduced to 3 years.

Newspapers and trade magazines engaged in character assassination on Goldstein.

Goldstein’s lawyers were unable to argue that his First Amendment rights were being violated, because the Supreme Court had ruled in 1915 that movies lacked such protection. (That has since changed, of course.)

The Federal Government violated some of the basic principles on which this country was founded, particularly that of free speech. 4

When Robert Goldstein got out of jail in 1921, he aired the Spirit of ’76 in New York.


Robert Sherwood worked as a propaganda man for MI 6 and he immediately attacked the film as being “propaganda against England”.  9

playwright-robert-e-sherwoodRobert E. Sherwood – MI 6 agent  8

THE contest to determine which was “The Worst Movie Produced in 1921 and Years Previous” is all over. Since seeing a film entitled “The Spirit of ’76,” we have decided that the contest is too one-sided. There is only one real contender for the crown. This prize atrocity was produced by the All American Film Co. (under the direction of Mr. Robert Goldstein) and is designed as propaganda against England. We understand that Mr. Goldstein tried to present “The Spirit of ’76″ during the late war, and was rewarded with three years’ imprisonment. The sentence should have been life.

Robert E. Sherwood – Life magazine Volume 78 1921

After that attack, Goldstein left America in October 1921 and stayed out of the country for a good many years.

No prints of the Spirit of ’76 are known to survive.

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Free speech is guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. The Constitution is the basic law of America, and laws that violate the Constitution should never be made by Congress, and stricken down by courts if Congress does make them.

There were hundreds of thousands of Americans who publicly demonstrated against the Viet Nam War in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Hundreds of Americans publicly burned their draft cards. It was their right to state their views in public.

war protestor


small wing divider


Despite all the British efforts to undermine and sabotage America –

American Patriotism and Spirit are as strong today as it was in 1776

american flag 3

And the star spangled banner still waves over the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave



We should just make sure to remember who the right source of the Espionage Act actually was – British Intelligence, as usual busily trying to remake America in their own image and back under the British boot.

Never fear – the American Spirit always wins in the end.




  1. Wikipedia Encyclopedia
  2. J. H. Livingston original letter is preserved in the New York State Library in Albany, New York
  3. Robert Goldstein and the Spirit of ’76 by film historian Anthony Slide
  4. The Daily Mirror by Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights — ‘Spirit of ’76’ as Propaganda Posted Sept 30, 2013
  5. from Chatterbox – June 13 2000 – The Unluckiest Man in Movie History
  6. Borah Senate Speech, February 21, 1919 Against the League of Nations
  7. The Espionage Act and Robert Goldstein’s The Spirit of ’76 (1917): A Historical and Legal Analysis by Zach Saltz 3 December 2012
  8. British Security Coordination Compendium, Section I – The Book and The Lords
  9. Ian Fleming worked for British intelligence. He helped infiltrate the American intelligence community by placing British agents to head American intelligence. One of those was William Donovan, a British agent who headed the Office of the Coordinator of Information, which was the forerunner of the Office of Strategic Services, which was the forerunner of the Central Intelligence Agency. In July 1941 Ian Fleming reported to his senior about the progress being made to make Donovan the Coordinator of Information, which headed all American intelligence at that time. Fleming mentions that Robert Sherwood is working for them.

Nicholas Rankin, Ian Fleming and American intelligence (Part 3) blog

On 27th June 1941, in Washington D.C., Lt-Commander Ian Fleming RNVR drafted a short ‘Memorandum to Colonel Donovan’ on how to structure and staff the headquarters of his new American intelligence agency, COI, to be set up by Christmas 1941.

Three weeks later, Fleming sent his boss Admiral John Godfrey, now back in London, a MOST SECRET cable about Donovan’s progress to date as Coordinator of Information.

1) Initial grant of ten million dollars placed at his disposal.

3) Skeleton staff should be at work by August 15th.

4) Information from Colonel Donovan will go direct to the President.

6) Propaganda in enemy countries will have a considerable role under ROBERT SHERWOOD, dramatist, working with radio corporations and Federal Communications Committee.

Fleming commented that President Roosevelt was ‘very enthusiastic’ and supportive of Wild Bill, but warned: ‘the rumour that Donovan is a British nominee and a hireling of British S.I.S. is spreading and should be carefully watched.’


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