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Hey, People!! Start making plans (and get your RSVPs in) for the 13th (and perhaps last) Declaration Day Party, July 4, 2020!!
And, HEY, II! Please don’t just read what I post here (or anywhere), and nod your head sagely or approvingly and then move on to other things. I don’t post in order to affirm your sense of things. I post in order to equip you with perspectives and arguments with which to educate others, and in the expectation that you will forward my posts to other people (or direct them to those posts). PLEASE do those things.
We won’t win by YOU knowing what I present. We will win by LOTS OF OTHERS knowing what I present.
An Existential Threat Is Eating Away At America
And pretty-much no one is saying or doing anything about it.
BEGINNING IN MID-MARCH THIS YEAR the governments of most states in the union were overthrown by coup. The personnel didn’t change, but upon the blowing of that cold March wind, those elevated to positions of trust and honor in the various governments– who had been elected on promises to respect and be bound by the People’s law– assumed dictatorial powers not only not delegated by the Constitutions of their state, but expressly prohibited by those Constitutions.
These prohibitions are not in any way lessened by pointing to an “emergency” (whether real or grossly overstated) as the justification for executive issuance of laws. No such exceptions exist, and none could be harmonious with the republican form of government imposed by the people of every state on their public officials and to which those officials have all sworn fealty as a qualification for office.
These prohibitions are not even lessened by enactments of legislatures which purport to authorize the executive to make laws in emergencies. Such enactments are themselves Constitutionally-prohibited.
NONETHELESS, THESE USURPERS– with the critical support of the media– shoved the supreme law of their state into a closet and became a law unto themselves. Without a word of debate or discussion, or the slightest asking of permission, these people began issuing illegal orders and deploying the existing apparatus of the state power structure to enforce those diktats against the people.
In assuming these autocratic powers, these malefactors tested and ran with the proposition that Constitutional government– government based on the sovereignty of the People, and which is the very heart of the American Experiment– has been so successfully distorted in meaning and significance in the public mind as to be defenseless against overthrow by determined domestic enemies.
So far, that proposition is panning out, and the America secured for us by the wisdom and sacrifices of the Founders is dying before our eyes.
A Few Words About The George Floyd Murder And Its Aftermath
The primary focus needs to be on the horrendously unconstitutional notion of “immunity”.
FIRST OF ALL, LET ME GET THIS out of the way: From what I have seen, Floyd was, indeed, murdered, and in a way bringing the term “sociopath” to mind as the mildest expression by which the killer can be described. Kneeling on Floyd’s throat and casually disregarding his pleas for relief as they slowly died away, minute after minute, was what one might expect to see in a two-dimensional B-movie depiction of a stone-cold villain.
The cop, Derek Chauvin, comes across as a totally iconic “bad guy” of the sort whose demise at the hands of the story’s hero you are meant to be counting on as the cathartic release for which you paid your $10 admission.
But really, Chauvin himself– and the other cops who stood around doing nothing to rescue Floyd– are only the manifestation of the real villain of the piece. That real villain is the pernicious, indefensible and utterly ungrounded notion of “immunity” from accountability for torts and crimes, “qualified” or otherwise, under the mantle of which Chauvin and his posse felt perfectly safe from personal risk in the commission of the murder.
THERE IS NO CONSTITUTIONAL BASIS for “immunity” of government officials of any kind for anything. In fact, the United States Constitution implicitly rejects and hold unconstitutional any such notion.
“Official immunity” is rejected implicitly under the principle of equality under the law. It is held unconstitutional by virtue of the express and exclusive provision of “immunity” to members of Congress from arrest for other than treason, felony or breach of the peace during sessions of the legislature and on the way to and from same, and for punishment for anything said during sessions, in Article I, Section 6:
…They shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place.
Immunity having been granted in the one circumstance, it is plainly withheld– purposefully– from all others in all other circumstances.
“Inclusio unius est exclusio alterius. The inclusion of one is the exclusion of another. The certain designation of one person is an absolute exclusion of all others. … This doctrine decrees that where law expressly describes [a] particular situation to which it shall apply, an irrefutable inference must be drawn that what is omitted or excluded was intended to be omitted or excluded.”
Black’s Law Dictionary, 6th edition.
At the same time, government officials are afforded the same guarantees to due process and other provisions relating to charges against them afforded by the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Amendments. Those guarantees and provisions are sufficient for them just as they are sufficient for the rest of us.
David Denning Shares His CtC Story, And His Shining Spirit
Both are great, and merit your attention; plus, a revisit to another great story and spirit, with newly-posted documentation.
DAVID WAS GUIDED TO LHC by an activist’s social media post. He soon knew he had found a treasure-trove of liberating truth about the deeply-misunderstood, often deliberately-misrepresented income tax– and much more besides.
I’M GOING TO TAKE THE OCCASION of posting David’s video to repost another– Ruben Varela’s video in which he shares his $457K+ victory against the IRS by way of an original return which was filed 11 years late, but which was thoroughly CtC-educated and therefore up to the challenge.
The reason for the repost is that it was only a few days ago that I belatedly got around to uploading Ruben’s documentation associated with the victory (having been asked to do so by someone wanting to show the whole eye-opening story to a CPA needing to learn the truth about the tax). I hadn’t done that upload previously because Ruben displays the couple of most relevant documents himself in his video, and I’m always swamped.
But having now refreshed myself on Ruben’s overall story in this victory as shown by the whole pack of documents, I’m sorry I hadn’t posted before. I very much encourage everyone to watch Ruben’s video again, and then read through the document post. It’s a great and uplifting time.