by Frederick Mann, © Copyright 1993 Terra Libra Holdings ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
"When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that, to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and, accordingly, all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government and to provide new guards for their future security. Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government.
Specific Charges against the King
The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these States. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world:
... He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our Constitution and unacknowledged by our laws, giving his assent to their acts of pretended legislation:
For cutting off our trade with all parts of the world;
For imposing taxes on us without our consent;
For depriving us, in many cases, of the benefits of trial by jury;
... A prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people...
Conclusion and Declaration
... And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.
John Hancock" [emphasis added]
Article I, Section 8. The Congress shall have power to ... exercise exclusive legislation, in all cases whatsoever, over such district (not exceeding ten miles square) as may, by cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the seat of the government of the United States; and to exercise like authority over all places purchased by the consent of the Legislature of the State in which the same shall be, for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, dockyards, and other needful buildings...
Section 10. No State shall enter into any treaty, alliance, or confederation; grant letters of marque and reprisal; coin money; emit bills of credit; make anything but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts; pass any bill of attainder, ex post facto law, or law impairing the obligation of contracts, or grant any title of nobility...
Article II, Section 1. ... Before he enter on the execution of his office, he shall take the following oath or affirmation: "I solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will, to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States."
Article III, Section 2. The trial of all crimes, except in cases of impeachment, shall be by jury...
Article IV, Section 3. ... The Congress shall have the power to dispose of and make all needful rules and regulations respecting the territory or other property belonging to the United States...
Article VI. ... This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every State shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding.
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by oath or affirmation to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.
Amendment I. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peacefully to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Amendment II. A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
Amendment IV. The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized.
Amendment V. No person shall be held to answer for a capital or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
Amendment VI. In all criminal prosecution, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.
Amendment VII. In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury shall be otherwise re-examined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of common law.
Amendment VIII. Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
Amendment IX. The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
Amendment X. The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
Amendment XIII, Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction...
Amendment XIV. ... No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws... " [emphasis added]
So, here we have the parts of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution I regard as most important. Think about what each clause, each Amendment might mean. For example, in terms of the 14th Amendment, does the Drug Enforcement Agency require a court order before someone's property may be confiscated?
If there is a statute that gives the DEA the power to summarily confiscate a suspect's property, how does that statute square with Article VI?
How does the second trial of the "Rodney King cops" square with the 5th Amendment (double jeopardy)
Modern Feudal America
We humans are by nature free. We are by nature sovereign individuals. For humans to submit to coercion is a perversion of human nature. Coercion is the the use of force or the threat of force to overwhelm the will of another. This is the essence of crime. This is the major principle on which governments operate.
Our Founding Fathers appreciated the nature of government. So they created a political system with extremely limited government. They set up several "checks and balances, " hoping that the checks and balances would prevent "government will" from overwhelming individual will.
Today, very few Americans understand how their political system is supposed to operate. As a result, lawyers, bankers, politicians, and bureaucrats have literally turned the political system upside down. We have reverted to the English feudal system. The government is essentially the king that owns everything and everybody. Individuals are vassals who have to pay tribute to the king.
The king owns everybody, therefore he can force children to be "educated" in his schools. The king owns everybody, therefore he tells people what they may or may not put into their bodies - in some cases (vaccination, fluoridization) what they must put into their bodies. The king owns everybody, therefore suicide is a crime. The king owns everybody, therefore can draft people for his wars - at least, force them to register for his draft. The king owns everybody, therefore has the power to decide the issue of abortion.
The king owns all property, therefore can take what he likes when he likes - "eminent domain." The king owns all property, therefore can grant feudal title to some, provided they pay tribute - "property tax." The king owns all property, therefore has the power to decide how the property shall be used - "zoning."
The king owns the entire land, therefore has the power to dictate what may and may not be grown on the land. The king owns the entire land, therefore has the power to dictate who may and who may not enter the land, how long they may stay, and what they may do while here. The king owns the entire land, therefore has the power to order "aliens" off the land - "deportation." The king owns the entire land, therefore only he may operate the military to defend the land.
The king owns the labor of everyone, therefore has the power to decide who may practice professions or businesses - "licensing." The king owns the labor of everyone, therefore has the power to take whatever portion of the labor he wants - "income tax." The king owns the labor of everyone, therefore has the power to dictate who may, may not, and must be employed.
The king owns all knowledge, therefore decides what shall be taught in schools, and who shall be allowed to operate newspapers, radio and television stations. The king owns all knowledge, therefore seeks to operate and control all schools. The king owns all knowledge, therefore seeks to own and control all libraries and their contents. The king owns all knowledge, therefore can say or promise whatever he likes, and people will believe - at least for a short while!
The king owns all money, therefore has the power to dictate what may and may not be used as money. The king owns all money, therefore has the power to dictate who may and who may not operate a bank, and how banks shall be operated.
The king owns all violence, therefore only he has the right to operate the police who supposedly prevent violence. The king owns all violence, therefore only he has the right to use violence to punish. The king owns all violence, therefore he is the commander-in-chief of the military.
The situation is similar in the countries of western Europe. The king called government is the master and the citizens are essentially slaves. Only, they've been brainwashed to believe that they live in "free" countries. The problem is Big Government and small individual. For example in the U.S. in 1950 government consumed 5% of the GNP (Gross National Product). Today, in 1993, the government consumes 50% of the GNP. Effectively, most individuals are "half-slaves." It also means that in general people effectively receive half the take-home pay in 1993 than they did in 1950. In 1950 it was relatively easy for the husband to bring in enough income to live comfortably, pay all the bills, and have some savings left over.
Today both husband and wife have to work - and they battle to pay the bills. Many suffer economic hardship. The main reason for families breaking up is economic hardship. This is one way in which Big Government breaks up families. Because the wife has to work, the children don't receive the attention they need to grow uo properly. So they grow up "crooked." This is one way in which Big Government destroys the minds of the young.
If you want to find out more about how governments have consistently attempted to destroy families, I suggest you read The Subversive Family by Ferdinand Mount.
The king owns all life, everything... The first American Revolution was fought to throw off the shackles of the king. During the past 200 years the king has restored his ownership, authority, and coercive power - and much more. The time has now come to fight the second American Revolution to again throw off the shackles of the king and to restore the freedom and sovereignty of the individual.
Questions and Answers
The first step of the second American Revolution is for individuals to educate themselves. In the process of educating themselves they will discover that America has a Constitution, that this Constitution is the supreme law of the land, and that the king (who swore an oath to obey the Constitution), violates that Constitution whenever he wants to with no hesitation.
1. What jurisdiction does the U.S. federal government have? Which two clauses in the Constitution define federal jurisdiction?
(a) Article I, Section 8, Clause 17: "The Congress shall have the power to exercise exclusive legislation, in all cases whatsoever, over such district (not exceeding ten miles square) as may, by cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the seat of the Government of the United States; and to exercise like authority over all places purchased by the consent of the Legislature of the State in which the same shall be, for the erection of forts, magazines, arsenals, and other needful buildings... "
(b) Article IV, Section 3, Clause 2: "The Congress shall have the power to dispose of and make all needful rules and regulations respecting the territory or other property belonging to the United States... "
I've got news for you, folks: The territorial and legislative jurisdiction of the U.S. Congress extends to the ten square miles of Washington DC, military installations where States have explicitly ceded authority to the federal government, and U.S. Territories such as Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, and the Virgin Islands. In accordance, IRS income taxes apply (if they apply at all) to people who live and/or work in these areas, or who work for the federal government. The IRS has no income tax jurisdiction in the 50 States.
The following information comes from a 29-page paper by Attorney Lowell H. Becraft, Jr. from Huntsville, AL. This paper is included in its entirety in Report #TL08: U.S. Federal Jurisdiction. The Supreme Court has stated:
Becraft cites twenty court cases confirming the territorial limitation of federal jurisdiction, including:
General Case Law on Jurisdiction
2. Do lawyers study the U.S. Constitution in law school? (Do a test: Ask any lawyer question #1.)
No. Lawyers do not study the U.S. Constitution in law school. Most lawyers - probably more that 99% - have not the slightest idea what the Constitution is about and have never read it properly. Lawyers get brainwashed in law school that the real constitution of America is "public policy" - which is whatever the "king" says it is from day to day.
In his book To Harass Our People: The IRS and Government Abuse of Power, Congressman George Hansen discusses this phantom called "public policy." Our "president," "supreme court judges," and other terrocrats operate on the basis that "public policy" is their constitution - and they can "interpret" it as they wish
In a booklet Financial Survival published by National Citizen Education, 9205 S.E. Clackamas Rd #435, Clackamas, OR 97015, the following appears:
3. Do the oaths of our presidents, supreme court judges, and members of congress (mostly lawyers) to "preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States" mean anything?
No. They mean nothing. President Clinton and her sleazy husband are both lawyers. The chances are very high that neither has ever read the Constitution properly or have any idea what it is about. Similarly the oaths of supreme court judges and members of congress mean nothing.
In recent years there has been one judge who had some idea what the Constitution is about. He was nominated for the supreme court. Robert H. Bork. His nomination failed. His story is told in his book The Tempting of America: The Political Seduction of the Law.
Do you need examples of why the oaths of our politicians - senior judges, by the way, are political appointees - to uphold the constitution mean nothing? How does the military draft square with Amendment XIII: "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction... ?" How does "compulsory state education" square with the 13th Amendment? How does the seizure of the property of suspected drug dealers square with the 4th Amendment? Having been informed of federal jurisdiction, how does federal involvement in the 50 States in areas such education, health, social security, agriculture, environmental protection, income tax, radio, television, occupational safety, banking, etc. square with the Constitution?
If the oaths of our politicians (including judges) meant anything, they would reduce the functions of the federal government to precisely those specified by the Constitution.
4. What is "trial by jury?" What is "jury nullification?" What did Thomas Jefferson say about this?
The principle of individual sovereignty is embodied in the American system of trial by jury. If our judges were not corrupt, they would inform every jury that the individual jurors are the sovereigns who have the final say regarding both law and fact. It is both the right and the duty of each juror to judge both fact and law. If one of the twelve jurors says, "Not guilty; it is a bad law," that's it. Congress may pass a law, the President may sign it, but the individual juror has the power to nullify that law - at least in a specific case. If sufficient jurors nullify a particular law, it becomes unenforceable and is either repealed or simply ignored. The important principle is that the individual is senior to both Congress and the President.
Zenger's defense was that the articles in question were true and factual. The crown prosecutor replied that truth had no bearing in the case, that criticizing the king's agent was a crime and "the law is the law."
Rising to the printer's defense, lawyer Andrew Hamilton thundered that the jury had the right "beyond all dispute to judge both the law and the fact." The jury agreed and found Zenger "not guilty."
Thus was the principle of jury nullification applied in one of the most famous court cases in American history. Until recently it was common knowledge that juries had the right - even the duty - to judge not only the facts in a case, but also the law itself. Thus did Northern juries often refuse to return runaway slaves to their owners under the Fugitive Slave Act. Jury nullification was widely accepted as yet another protection against potential abuses of the state's power.
In 1895 the U.S. Supreme Court in Sparf vs. United States upheld the constitutionality of jury nullification. The court said, however, that when instructing juries, judges were not obligated to inform them of their right to weigh the law as well as the facts. Consequently, the doctrine gradually fell into disuse. Today judges regularly and mistakenly instruct jurors that they are required in every instance to apply the law if the facts so dictate. In other words, they would have found Zenger guilty." [emphasis added]
The above is from an editorial that appeared in The Arizona Republic of March 29, 1992.
Article III, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, as well as Amendments VI and VII, guarantees the right to trial by jury. In his Dictionary of the English Language (1828) Noah Webster defined the term "jury" as "consisting usually of twelve men... to decide both the law and the fact in criminal prosecutions."
The U.S. Constitution is the supreme law of the land. When the Constitution says "trial by jury" it means a jury that judges both fact and law. If the jury is not properly informed of their rights and duties, there can be no fair trial.
The Supreme Court judges, who in Sparf vs. U.S. in 1895 found that judges need not inform juries of their right and duty to judge the law, were corrupt in that they violated their oaths to uphold the U.S. Constitution. The modern judges who routinely misinform (deliberately lie to) juries, are corrupt. Attorney-at-Law Thomas J. Devine of Houston, TX says that, "The American Judicial System is a scam, a fraud and an organized extortion racket."
The supreme law is not what Supreme Court judges say it is, but what the U.S. Constitution says. Anything that judges (including those of the Supreme Court) say that is contrary to the Constitution, is null and void. However, because they constitute the worst organized-crime organization, backed by government guns, judges get away with their corruption.
Judges are mostly lawyers wearing black robes. In the U.S.- possibly with a few exceptions - they are the worst criminals of all.
Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA) is a national educational organization, with representatives and branches in all 50 States. It publishes a superb magazine the FIJA Activist. It also campaigns for legislation to compel judges to properly inform juries. FIJA is one of our best hopes for restoring constitutional rights and freedoms. They need your support. You can contact them at PO Box 59, Helmville, MT 59843; (406) 793-5550.
5. Was an original Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution ratified in 1819? If so, why was it "swept under the carpet" just after the Civil War? What was its purpose?
Yes. The original 13th Amendment was ratified in 1819. It had two purposes:
(a) To prevent lawyers from serving in government;
(b) To outlaw special-interest legislation.
You can read more about the original 13th Amendment in the August and October, 1991 issues of the excellent magazine AntiShyster, PO Box 540786, Dallas, TX 75354-0786; (214) 317-7407.
6. Which U.S. Supreme Court case has been cited 144 times by the Supreme Court and at least 1,600 times by all of the federal and state appellate court systems? What is so important about this case?
The sovereign individual principle is reflected by the following Supreme Court case:
"The individual may stand upon his constitutional rights as a citizen. He is entitled to carry on his private business in his own way. His power to contract is unlimited. He owes no such duty [to submit his books and papers for an examination] to the State, since he receives nothing therefrom, beyond the protection of his life and property. His rights are such as existed by the law of the land [Common Law] long antecedent to the organization of the State, and can only be taken from him by due process of law, and in accordance with the Constitution. Among his rights are a refusal to incriminate himself, and the immunity of himself and his property from arrest or seizure except under a warrant of the law. He owes nothing to the public so long as he does not trespass upon their rights." Hale v. Henkel, 201 U.S. 43 at 47 (1905).
Let us analyze this case. It says, "The individual may stand upon his constitutional rights." It does not say, "Sit on his rights." There is a principle here: "If you don't use 'em you lose 'em." You have to assert your rights, demand them, "stand upon" them.
Next it says, "He is entitled to carry on his private business in his own way." It says "private business" - you have a right to operate a private business. Then it says "in his own way." It doesn't say "in the government's way."
Then it says, "His power to contract is unlimited." As a sovereign individual, your power to contract is unlimited. In common law there are certain criteria that determine the validity of contracts. They are not important here, except that any contract that would harm others or violate their rights would be invalid. For example, a "contract" to kill someone is not a valid contract. Apart from this obvious qualification, your power to contract is unlimited.
Next it says, "He owes no such duty [to submit his books and papers for an examination] to the State, since he receives nothing therefrom, beyond the protection of his life and property." The court case contrasted the duty of the corporation (an entity created by government permission - feudal principle) to the duty of the sovereign individual. The sovereign individual doesn't need and didn't receive permission from the government, hence has no duty to the government.
Then it says, "His rights are such as existed by the law of the land [Common Law] long antecedent to the organization of the State." This is very important. The Supreme Court recognized that humans have inherent rights. The U.S. Constitution (including the Bill of Rights) does not grant us rights. We have fundamental rights, irrespective of what the Constitution says. The Constitution acknowledges some of our rights. And Amendment IX states, "The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people." The important point is that our rights antecede (come before, are senior to) the organization of the state.
Next the Supreme Court says, "And [his rights] can only be taken from him by due process of law, and in accordance with the Constitution." Does it say the government can take away your rights? No! Your rights can only be taken away "by due process of law, and in accordance with the Constitution." "Due process of law" involves procedures and safeguards such as trial by jury. "Trial by jury" means, inter alia, the jury judges both law and fact.
Then the case says, "Among his rights are a refusal to incriminate himself, and the immunity of himself and his property from arrest or seizure except under a warrant of the law." These are some of the rights of a sovereign individual. Sovereign individuals need not report anything about themselves or their businesses to anyone.
Finally, the Supreme Court says, "He owes nothing to the public so long as he does not trespass upon their rights." The sovereign individual does not have to pay taxes.
If you discuss Hale vs. Henkel with a run-of-the-mill attorney, he or she will tell you that the case is "old" and that it has been "overturned." If you ask the attorney for a citation of the case or cases that overturned Hale vs. Henkel, it is unlikely that there will be a meaningful response. A friend of mine has researched Hale vs. Henkel. He reported:
How does that compare with the other Supreme Court cases? Although a complete study has not been made, initial observations indicate that no other case surpasses Hale vs. Henkel in the number of times it has been cited."
7. Is the "Federal Reserve System" a federal institution? Does it have any reserves?
The Federal Reserve System is a private banking monopoly owned largely by foreign bankers. There is nothing "federal" about it. Whatever "reserves" it has is the private property of the bankers who own it.
The Federal Reserve System is the biggest scam in the world. It is exposed in detail in my book The Economic Rape of America: What You Can Do About It (see page 10).
8. What is inflation? How is it really caused? What did John Maynard Keynes say in 1920 about inflation and its consequences?
Commonly, when people talk about "inflation," they refer to a general increase in prices. Some people make a distinction between "currency inflation" and "price inflation."
Currency inflation is any increase in the quantity of currency. Increasing the quantity of currency is like blowing up (inflating) a balloon. When the currency is inflated, every unit of currency becomes worth less. Currency inflation causes price inflation.
Currency deflation causes price deflation - as in 1929. The primary cause that triggered the 1929 crash and subsequent depression was a sudden, massive deflation of the currency, perpetrated by our "banker-kings."
The Federal Reserve System makes it possible for our "banker-kings" to inflate or deflate the quantity of currency as they wish
Currency inflation is sophisticated robbery. It is economic rape. In the long run, it is also national economic suicide. In 1920 John Maynard Keynes wrote:
9. What are the 10 planks of the Communist Manifesto? To what extent have they been implemented in America?
Is America capitalist or communist? By "capitalism" I mean an economic system characterized by private property and voluntary exchange. By "communism" I mean an economic system characterized by public property and compulsory exchange. The myth that the America is a "capitalist country" is widespread. According to the Communist Manifesto by Marx and Engels (first published in 1848), the following ten steps are necessary for a communist takeover:
For each of these ten planks I now give the measures that could be interpreted as implementing the plank, as well as my "communist percentage," determined by the extent to which I think the plank has been implemented:
1. Abolition of Property Rights.
Communist percentage: 25%.
2. Heavy Progressive Income Tax
Communist percentage: 85%. (Maybe 15% of the population don't pay the taxes.)
3. Abolition of Rights of Inheritance
Communist percentage: 30%.
4. Confiscation of Property of Emigrants and Rebels
Communist percentage: 20%.
5. Monopoly National Bank
Communist percentage: 90%. (Maybe 10% of transactions are done by barter or private currency.)
6. Centralization by the State of Communication and Transportation
Communist percentage: 80%.
7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state; the bringing into cultivation of wastelands, and the improvement of the the soil generally
Communist percentage: 40%.
8. Equal liability of all to labor; Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture
Communist percentage: 60%.
9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries, gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country, by a more equitable distribution of the populace over the country
Communist percentage: 10%.
10. Free education for all children in public schools; Abolition of children's factory labor in its present form
Communist percentage: 95%.
The average for my "communist percentages" is 53.5%, that is, according to these criteria America is halfway between capitalism and communism. Note that for four of the most important criteria - education, communication, banking/currency, and taxation - my "communist percentages" are very high.
Note that the U.S. Constitution specifically empowers Congress to implement five of the communist planks. In practice, Congress has demonstrated its power to implement, at least to some extent, all the communist planks.
Also note that the two essential distinguishing characteristics of capitalism are private property and voluntary exchange. The U.S. Constitution gave Congress wide powers to violate private property and voluntary exchange. In practice, this is exactly what Congress has been doing. The Bill of Rights has slowed down Congress's march towards communism. But gradually the Supreme Court has been effectively dismantling the Bill of Rights.
10. What are the 12 most serious things wrong in America today? Why are most of these issues never mentioned in the popular media?
(a) Gross Violation of the U.S. Constitution
The Constitution of a country is its basic law. It is the fundamental contract between the people and their government. The president, judges, and other government officials - both federal and state - are supposed to swear an oath to uphold the Constitution. In this paper we will show some of the important ways in which our government "kings" violate the Constitution.
Most of what the federal government does, besides being highly destructive, is a violation of the two clauses in the Constitution that define federal jurisdiction. Most of what all levels of Government in America do, violates most of the Amendments in the Bill of Rights.
America is essentially governed by lawyers. Bill Clinton is a lawyer. So is his wife, Hillary. More than half of the members of Congress are usually lawyers. Practically all our judges are lawyers. Most lawyers know little about the Constitution. The perfect illustration of this was an article in The Arizona Republic of February 17, 1993 by Van O'Steen, a prominent Phoenix lawyer. He started his article with the sentence, "The first planks that form the platform for our legal system are the U.S. Congress and the president." He never mentions the Constitution. For Van O'Steen, the U.S. Constitution doesn't exist.
Similarly, the president, practically all judges (including those of the Supreme Court), members of Congress, State Governors and legislators, and other government officials pretend that the Constitution (or at least important parts of it) doesn't exist. They pretend that the de facto constitution of the U.S. is a phantom called "public policy" - which is whatever our "kings" decide it is, from day to day.
Law students are routinely brainwashed in law school into believing that the Constitution is not law. In his book The Tempting of America: The Political Seduction of the Law, Robert H. Bork recounts how a well-known Harvard law professor turned to him and said, "Your notion that the Constitution is in some sense law must rest upon an obscure philosophic principle with which I am unfamiliar."
Contrast the above to the Sixteenth American Jurisprudence Second Edition, Section 177:
'The general rule is that an unconstitutional statute, though having the form and name of law, is in reality no law, but is wholly void, and ineffective for any purpose; since unconstitutionality dates from the time of its enactment, and not merely from the date of the decision so branding it. An unconstitutional law, in legal contemplation, is as inoperative as if it had never been passed. Such a statute leaves the question that it purports to settle just as it would be had the statute not been enacted.'
'Since an unconstitutional law is void, the general principles follow that it imposes no duties, confers no right, creates no office, bestows no power or authority on anyone, affords no protection, and justifies no acts performed under it... '
'A void act cannot be legally consistent with a valid one. An unconstitutional law cannot operate to supersede any existing valid law. Indeed, insofar as a statute runs counter to the fundamental law of the land, it is superseded thereby.'
'No one is bound to obey an unconstitutional law and no courts are bound to enforce it.'" [emphasis added]
How did we reach this sad state of affairs? Prior to the 1930's the U.S. Supreme Court gave primary presumption of validity to the U.S. Constitution when there was any conflict with statutes (laws) passed by Congress. For example, when Congress (politicians) passed statutes attempting to make payment in gold an unenforceable clause in contracts involving private parties, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down those statutes as violating Article I, Section 10 of the Constitution forbidding laws impairing the obligation of contracts. When Franklin Roosevelt expanded the number of justices on the Court and packed the court with his political appointees, the Supreme Court began upholding statutes Congress passed such as outlawing the "gold clause" in private contracts as being against "public policy." Several precedents were established similar to this in that now statutes were given priority over the Constitution. The political appointees on FDR's Court usurped the Constitution and greatly accelerated the path away from the Constitution most segments of American society have undergone ever since.
(b) The Monetary and Financial System
The intention of our Founding Fathers was that gold and silver shall be lawful money. The Constitution specifically states that "No State shall... coin money; make anything but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts... " (Article I, Section 10).
In 1913 the Federal Reserve System was created. This was and is a gross violation of the Constitution. It is a private banking cartel, largely foreign-owned, using the term "Federal" to deceive and defraud the people of America. The banking families who own and control the Federal Reserve seem to be the real government ("king") behind the scenes.
The basic mechanism by which the Federal Reserve System is used to steal from us is this:
So the money is created out of thin air and the interest has to be paid by taxpayers to a private business called the "Federal Reserve System." Obviously, our Federal Reserve "kings" want the federal debt to be as big as possible so they can get more interest paid to them. Despite what they may say from time to time about "cutting the deficit," our president and Congress - being puppets of the Federal Reserve "kings" - will continue to increase the "national debt."
A monopoly central bank such as the Federal Reserve System is one of the most important planks of the Communist Manifesto.
(c) Inflation or Currency Debasement
Our unconstitutional money system makes it possible for our "kings" to continuously dilute the currency - reducing its value or purchasing power. Historically, the destruction of great civilizations has happened in tandem with the destruction of their currencies. The chart above graphically shows the destruction of the U.S. Dollar during the past century. Remember what Keynes said about inflation above?
(d) The Banker Conspiracy
It seems that the real government behind the scenes are the owners and controllers of the Federal Reserve System. They seem to own and control the president, our judges, Congress, the major newsmedia, drug companies, the medical establishment, and most of the rest of government. To get a flavor of the conspiracy I recommend two books:
(e) Controlled Media
You never hear anything from our politicians or bureaucrats, or the major newsmedia about the unconstitutionality of our monetary system, or the other ways in which our Constitution is routinely violated every day by the president, Congress, judges, and other government officials. The reason is that the major newsmedia are largely owned and controlled by the Federal Reserve bankers. They use the IRS, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and the FDA as stormtroopers to "take care" of critics who become too vocal.
(f) Controlled Education
"Free compulsory state education" is one of the most important planks of the Communist Manifesto. The real purpose of government education is to brainwash the young so they will become obedient slaves, blind to the crimes of their "masters." This issue is covered in more detail in my book Wake Up America! The Dynamics of Human Power.
(g) The Health Care System
Our health care system, from the point of view of the banter conspiracy, is an ideal means for running up the federal debt so they can "earn" more interest. Because the bankers largely own and control the major drug companies and the medical establishment, they can force prices up. Hillary Clinton's task to reform health care is unlikely to have much effect on the relentless rise in medical prices.
The FDA is a Gestapo branch of the Federal Reserve bankers.
(h) The Tax System
The IRS is another Gestapo branch of the Federal Reserve bankers. Its primary purpose is to terrorize people so they are easier to control. One of my aims is to expose the many illegalities of the IRS and to provide individuals with the practical means to escape the clutches of the IRS. See Reports #TL16, #TL16A, #TL16B, #TL16C, and #TL16D - the "Beat-the-IRS" reports.
A progressive graduated income tax, such as we have in America, is one of the most important planks of the Communist Manifesto.
(i) The Congressional Bribery System
In Washington there is a huge bribery industry. The bribers are called "lobbyists." Special interests - such as major oil companies, auto manufacturers, agribusinesses, and others - retain "lobbyists" to pay huge bribes to politicians and bureaucrats to create "regulations" that favor them at the expense of their customers and competition.
(j) Out-of-Control Government
All the special-interest legislation has spawned huge government bureaucracies that stifle our economy. There are now more government parasites than workers in manufacturing. The Federal Reserve bankers love these spendthrift bureaucracies because they run up huge debts on which the bankers are paid interest.
(k) The Judicial System
"The American Judicial System is a scam, a fraud and an organized extortion racket." So wrote Attorney-at-law Thomas J. Devine in the magazine AntiShyster (October 1991 issue). He also wrote,
In the November/December 1992 issue of the same magazine, Clift C. Lane wrote that,
For a thorough exposé of our "legal" system we recommend the book With Justice for None: Destroying an American Myth by Gerry Spence.
Why are they killing our country? Because we let them, you and I. We've not only let them, we've encouraged them, because we wanted to keep hearing the lies they told us." - Bankruptcy 1995: The Coming Collapse of America and How to Stop It by Harry E. Figgie with Gerald J. Swanson, Ph.D.
John Danforth, Republican senator from Missouri, was reported in The Arizona Republic of April 21, 1992 as follows:
"I have never seen more senators express discontent with their jobs. ... I think the major cause is that, deep down in our hearts, we have been accomplices to doing something terrible and unforgivable to this wonderful country. Deep down in our hearts, we know that we have bankrupted America and that we have given our children a legacy of bankruptcy. ... We have defrauded our country to get ourselves elected."
(l) Exploding Crime
So the sad situation in America today is that our worst criminals are the president, members of Congress, judges, and other government officials. For these people, organized crime has become a way of life. With such examples it is no wonder that other forms of crime are also exploding. America has become the country with the worst incidence of crime in the world.
According to the book The Day America Told the Truth by James Patterson and Peter Kim, "The official crime statistics in the United States are off by more than 600 percent." They claim that real crime rates are six times as high as indicated by official statistics.
Is Civilization in America Collapsing?
The following article appeared in The Arizona Republic of October 5, 1992:
"If you look at it as a report card, the country gets an 'F,'" said Marc Miringoff, director of the Fordham Institute fir Innovation in Social Policy. "It's the worst it's ever been, yet the real picture of America remains invisible because the campaigns hardly discuss them."
Miringoff's Index of Social Health, which works something like the Dow Jones industrial average... has tracked 16 social problems the past 21 years.
His latest barometer measures conditions as they were in 1990, the last year for which statistics were available. For that year, the index was 42 out of a possible 100, the lowest point since it was first checked. Nine problems worsened in 1990, including six that hit new lows.
Those that reached their worst recorded levels were child abuse, teen suicide, the gap between the rich and poor, average weekly earnings, health insurance coverage and out-of-pocket health costs for people over 65.
Other problems that worsened were children in poverty, poverty among those over 65 and unemployment.
The nation's social health declined to a lower level in President Bush's term than during the four previous presidential administrations, but Miringoff said it is more of a national wake-up call than a partisan issue.
"There's enough blame to go around," Miringoff said. "It's not that our problems are so bad, it's we're not acting on the problems.
"Nobody's focusing on the big picture. We're not having any exchange."
The index said the social health of the nation's children declined for the fifth straight year in 1990, to a record low of 44.
Since 1970, the rate of reported child abuse is four times greater. One in five children in the United States lives in poverty, a rate that has increased by one-third since 1970. More than 400,000 teenagers committed suicide or attempted it in 1990, double the number in 1970.
There also was a marked decline in scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test. The combined average score was 474 in 1970; it had fallen in 1990 to 450, its lowest recorded point... "
What About Western Europe?
Well, most countries suffer from the same kinds of problems as does America, except that violent crime is much worse here. However, there are major differences between America and the rest:
A Call to Action
What can "poor little me" do about such "horrrendous problems?" Is it absurd to imagine that anything I could do might make a difference in the world?
Well, how did Gandhi drive the armed might of the British Empire out of India. He was a small, frail little man. He had no army, no guns. He never fired a shot. He never threatened or practiced violence. In fact, he practiced non-violence. Yet he set in motion forces that defeated the mighty British.
Gandhi was one of the most inspirational individuals in human history. More biographies have been written about him than about anyone else.
The question is can we somehow mobilize a few modern "Gandhis" in America? "Gandhis" who will not become martyrs. "Gandhis" who can make fortunes and enjoy the good life while defeating the forces of destruction? "Gandhis" who can minimize the risks to their own life, limb, and fortune?
I believe we can do exactly this - and it's relatively simple. Here is what you do:
(a) Get some of the materials from Terra Libra, starting with the Introductory Package. If you like the material get some more. The first step is to educate yourself.
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(f) Have fun and enjoy yourself!!!
It's essential that you educate yourself:
(a) The Economic Rape of America: What You Can Do About It gives you a profound understanding of what is really going on in America.
(b) Wake Up America! The Dynamics of Human Power provides you with some of the principles of the most successful - particularly Gandhi and our Founding Fathers like Thomas Paine, Patrick Henry, and Thomas Jefferson.
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