Judiciary vs. We The People
“The original error [was in] establishing a judiciary independent of the nation, and which, from the citadel of the law, can turn its guns on those they were meant to defend, and control and fashion their proceedings to its own will.” –Thomas Jefferson to John Wayles Eppes, 1807. FE 9:68
“At the establishment of our constitutions, the judiciary bodies were supposed to be the most helpless and harmless members of the government. Experience, however, soon showed in what way they were to become the most dangerous; that the insufficiency of the means provided for their removal gave them a freehold and irresponsibility in office; that their decisions, seeming to concern individual suitors only, pass silent and unheeded by the public at large; that these decisions, nevertheless, become law by precedent, sapping, by little and little, the foundations of the constitution, and working its change by construction, before any one has perceived that that invisible and helpless worm has been busily employed in consuming its substance. In truth, man is not made to be trusted for life, if secured against all liability to account.” — Thomas Jefferson, letter to Monsieur A. Coray, Oct 31, 1823
Are people allowed to have meetings together to express political views without government interference? Apparently not anymore, as a meeting of the Republic of Texas ended with feds storming in to search and fingerprint the attendees before taking their cell phones.
It seemed like a typical congressional meeting for the Republic of Texas. Senators and the president gathered in the center of a Bryan, Texas, meeting hall, surrounded by public onlookers, to debate issues of the national currency, develop international relations and celebrate the birthday of one of their oldest members.
But this wasn’t 1836, and this would be no ordinary legislative conference. Minutes into the meeting a man among the onlookers stood and moved to open the hall door, letting in an armed and armored force of the Bryan Police Department, the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office, the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office, Agents of the Texas District Attorney, the Texas Rangers and the FBI.
In the end, at least 20 officers corralled, searched and fingerprinted all 60 meeting attendees, before seizing all cellphones and recording equipment in a Valentine’s Day 2015 raid on the Texas separatist group. Yea, an evil sec
“We had no idea what was going on,” said John Jarnecke, president of the Republic of Texas. “We knew of nothing that would warrant such an action.”
The raid was a response to legal summons sent by Republic of Texas members to a Kerr County judge and bank employee, demanding they appear in the Republic’s court at the Veterans and Foreign Wars building in Bryan the day the officers stormed in. Jarnecke’s group, the subject of a half-hour YouTube documentary, maintains a small working government, including official currency, congress and courts.
“You can’t just let people go around filing false documents to judges trying to make them appear in front of courts that aren’t even real courts,” said Kerr County sheriff Rusty Hierholzer, who led the operation.
Now, as pointed out by the sheriff, the idea of filing an absolutely meaningless legal summons to a judge demanding he appear in their completely fake and ridiculous “court” is ludicrous and a waste of everyone’s time. However, does that really excuse such a response by government authorities?
Well okay and howdy doody to all of that. Yes they are a secessionist movement. Texas does have the right to secede from the Union under the laws of the land. The police in this case had no right or cause to intervene in a peaceful gathering. It would appear that maybe the legal system is a little uppity when it comes to being summoned by the unwashed masses. I kinda like it here in Colorado when keeping the judge voting comes around. I think the legal system full of fresh faces is a good idea. So I always vote that the incumbent should be replaced.
In the beginning of “Merica” there was a drive that would make all the courts civil courts and that all trials would be decided by juries. But of course, more conniving minds prevailed and our current system of checks and balances became unbalanced because the judiciary was placed “up there” with the politicians. The one big thing we have to contend with is the fact that the legal beagles hang out together with the political poodles and as we know, dogs can be bought and sold on an at will basis. And unattended dogs will interbreed and a nepotistic situation arises.
If you have enough money and you can get a smart lawyer then you can always plead equity. We are all born in equity under natural law. Many would have us believe that we must bow unto Caesar and give unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s. However, I am one of those people who wonder what Caesar ever created and I know Caesar is still dead, though he and his kind left some historical legacy behind, depraved though.
To honestly be guilty of anything you have to damage someone or something through negligence or otherwise. And then, you have to refuse to make the damage whole or good. That is why once upon a day crimes such as rape, murder, treason, horse thievin’ and other such crimes which you could never make the person(s) whole again carried the death penalty. Not sure the horse thief couldn’t make the damage good, given the opportunity, but it was theft of livelihood in a big way once upon a time.
So today we have courts that make you think that because you are stupid for speeding, okay if you speed, you are stupid, but today, stupidity is a crime that is a lucrative system of harvest for a system that has been corrupted by the hand of “good intentions”. So don’t be stupid and drink and drive, don’t be stupid and speed on the highways. Simply because if you act stupid, something stupid could happen and then damage occurs and you are guilty of something.
If you go and look at the Sixth Amendment today it reads the same way it did when it was written; “In all criminal prosecutions, 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.”
Today all of that seldom happens, trials can drag on for years, counsel can only be an attorney in most places, impartial juries are hard to find, and in fact most people try and get out of jury duty, a duty and a privilege. And even if you do find an impartial lot of folks they prolly don’t know giddy up from sic’ em about their responsibility when empaneled as a jurist.
I think we would be a whole lot better off if folks would do some research into the law. That they become familiar with what a jurist is, and why when a judge says, “If you find that the person committed the crime that you must convict him” is in fact a falsehood, then we would all be a lot better off because we would have truly informed and knowledgeable people doing a job that is all but sacred. Get yourself informed and learn about the law. Otherwise you have no equity. You will be reduced to the status of slave, and that is truly a crime of stupidity.
So if you don’t understand true liberty and freedoms, what is necessary to safeguard those truths, then teach yourself about what liberty and freedom mean. Real education is only a few good books away.
Judiciary vs. We The People