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The Bread on Top of US

March 4, 2010

by Dahni

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HOW can WE the People regain control of OUR right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? WE have delved into what won’t work in order to find what will work.

The List (simplified)

1.   Overthrow the government by a military coup or para-military militias?

2.   The 9/12 Project?

3.   ‘The Commerce Clause?’

4.   Convening a Constitutional Congress?

5.   Hope that the present circumstances will change and the will of WEthe People will be implemented?

6.   Hope that the other party will get its act together and produce the necessary changes for WE the People in future elections?

7.   Remain divided and work for self, other causes, parties and candidates.

Today: The Bread on Top of WE – a summary

In a sandwich, there are usually two pieces of bread and something in the middle. In OUR republic, the piece of bread on top of US, WE the People are all the causes even though of good intentions, are divisive because, WE are not united. If WE are not united, WE are divided. It’s just that simple. The piece of bread on the bottom US, WE the People is a corrupt, corrupting and corruptible “system.” And in the middle of the sandwich is US, WE the People. What follows is a summary of the piece of bread on top of US.

  1. Overthrowing the government by the military will not work! OUR military answer to a chain of command and ultimately to the Commander and Chief, the President of the United States. Any attempt to overthrow the government, would be considered an act of treason.
  2. The 9.12 Project will not work! People were mostly bonded together on 9.12.01 through fear. WE need to be united by the common goal of securing our sovereign and unalienable rights. The 9.12 Project purports to be a non-political organization. By its very nature, it is both political and a commercial enterprise with links to Glen Beck, Fox News and Rupert Murdoch. Being associated with these prevents this from being a viable solution, as there are many that do not support them. Therefore, WE the People remain divided.
  3. Challenging The Commerce Clause will not work! The courts generally side with their own opinions and do not appear willing to overturn, over a century of their own decisions. In order to challenge this constitutional clause, the word “commerce” would have to be defined and proven, as to its original intention in 1789. The case must be presented to the U.S. Supreme Court and accepted to be heard. The legalese and statutory must be perfect. The attorneys arguing before the court must have perfect trial records. A majority of the Chief Justices must be willing to overturn their decisions and all those since 1789, with regards to the commerce clause.
  4. Convening a Constitutional Congress (Article V Convention or Convention to propose amendments if you prefer) will not work! It is time consuming. At least ²/³ of the states must all agree to apply to Congress for a convention. Once this occurs, Congress then is supposed to call for a convention. If they have not received the required number of applications and even if they have, Congress apparently believes it is their constitutional authority to accept or reject such applications. But if and when such a convention was to convene, there is no way in our present-day to control the outcome in the proposals chosen or the ratification by ¾ of the state Legislatures. From a practical standpoint alone, it is impossible to amend the 100’s and 1,000’s of laws not in the Constitution, affecting, effecting and infecting OUR republic. And such a convention does not address the principle cause, which is a corrupt, corrupting, and corruptible “system,” which would prevent or not allow it to proceed. Get rid of the “system” surrounding the process and then the process will work.
  5. Hope that the circumstances will change and OUR republic will be restored will not work! Things moving in one direction have the tendency of continuing to move in the same direction. An equal and opposite force would only stop the motion. Therefore, a greater and opposite force is required. Hope is for a future, based solely upon the actions of the past and the present.
  6. Hope that the ‘other’ party will get its act together will not work! Things moving in one direction have the tendency of continuing to move in the same direction. An equal and opposite force would only stop the motion. Therefore, a greater and opposite force is required. Hope is for a future, based solely upon the actions of the past and the present. Fear of voter reprisal may make some temporary changes, but it is not a person, persons or party that are solely responsible, it is a corrupt, corrupting and corruptible “system” that must be torn down and ripped out of OUR republic!
  7. Remaining divided and work for self, other causes, parties and candidates, will not work! While issues, methods and the qualifications of a person, persons or party may be important, if WE the People are divided, WE are divided. Any solution in order for it to be implemented requires an overwhelming majority of WE the People united, in order for OUR will to be recognized.

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    How to Restore, WE the People!

    February 21, 2010

    by Dahni

    © Copyright 2/21/10

    all rights reserved

    HOW can WE the People regain control of OUR right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? WE have delved into what won’t work in order to find what will work.

    Here is where we are so far:

    The List (simplified)

    1.   Overthrow the government by a military coup or para-military militias?

    2.   The 9/12 Project?

    3.   ‘The Commerce Clause?

    4.   Convening a Constitutional Congress

    5.   Hope that the present circumstances will change and the will of WE the People will be implemented?

    6.   Hope that the other party will get its act together and produce the necessary changes for WE the People in future elections?

    7.   Remain divided and work for self, other causes, parties and candidates?

    8.   Establish a new service to restore OUR rights to “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” – WE are working on this Now!

    Today: How To Restore WE the People

    WE the People in order to form a more perfect union…,” must understand that it is a corrupt, corrupting and corruptible system which has undermined OUR republic, ever since 1861. WE the People must understand that this system started at the Executive Branch of the federal government and worked downward through the Legislative and Judiciary Branches, to the once sovereign states and finally, to WE the People. WE the People must understand that OUR republic began with WE the people, and a corrupt system worked downward to WE the People. WE the People must understand that WE need to work backwards or reverse engineer OUR republic. WE the People must understand that OUR republic still exists. WE the People must understand that OUR republic started with US, WE the People and it can only be restored by US, WE the People!

    How do WE the People restore OUR republic? The answer is so simple and it begins with US, WE the People!

    WE the People with unalienable rights (rights which cannot be taken or forfeited) decided to secure those rights for all of US, WE the people. WE would form a bond, a union. The forefathers and foremothers of US, WE the People of 13 colonies in 1776, decided individually, mutually and together to appoint, designate or vote for certain servants to represent US in the Continental Congress. The separate and individual colonies voluntarily decided and unanimously declared OUR independence.

    One could certainly view the bonds formed were compulsory and out of fear that unless they were united together, they would fall separately. My view is that those decisions were of wisdom knowing that unless they united they would fall. And the decisions to unite were from bonds stronger than fear. For what other reason, than the mutual love of independence and liberty, would they have united against an enemy so formidable that they had little if any chance of defeating? But unite they did and win they did!

    After securing OUR individual and unified independence, WE the People voluntarily formed individual, separate and independent, sovereign states. Once again, WE the People sent representatives to serve OUR will, to the Constitutional Congress. By 1789, WE the people of the several sovereign and independent states voluntarily entered into a union (one by one) of a republic around a Constitution, with limited powers granted to a central government. Each separate, individual and sovereign state had its own voluntary constitution; its own constitutional republic, by the will of its own people.

    “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.”

    Excerpt from: The Declaration of Independence

    OUR first Constitution was a confederation. OUR second was a federation. By definition the difference between a confederation and a federation is that the membership of the member states in a confederation is voluntary, while the membership in a federation is not. This definition and this assumption are FALSE within the confines of OUR republic; OUR Constitutional government. The federalists argued with the anti-federalists over this very thing in the 1700’s and it also invariably led to the formation of the Confederation of States, from the so called American Civil War.

    WE do have a federation, a federal republic and OUR Constitution is the supreme law of OUR country. WE do have a democratic republic. A democracy is the rule by majority whereas a republic is the rule by law. So how could these seemingly contradictory elements possibly coexist or be in harmony? The answer is found first in OUR unalienable rights (rights which cannot be taken or forfeited) and government “deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,” (WE the People.). All of these centers upon one single word ‘confer,’ as opposed to ‘transfer.’

    The individual is sovereign, endowed with certain unalienable rights. Therefore OUR states are sovereign and OUR country is a sovereign nation. Together, WE mutually and voluntarily agreed to form a union among US of the separate and sovereign, component states. WE sent servant representatives to represent US. WE mutually and voluntarily agreed to a Constitution and to form a government with limited powers, and separate branches to secure OUR unalienable rights. To expedite matters, WE voluntarily agreed to settle many of OUR disagreements by the principles of democracy or by a majority. WE have transferred none of OUR individual rights, those rights which cannot be taken or forfeited, to anyone or to any thing! WE have simply conferred certain powers to be executed by the government, by the consent (permission, will etc.) of the governed which is US, WE the People.

    Originally in OUR first Constitution, the Articles of Confederation stated that to change the Constitution, all member states had to unanimously agree. Another distinction was that if the central government needed anything, from the separate, sovereign and component states like taxes etc., the central government would have to ask for it. Yet another distinction between OUR first and second Constitution was the idea of a perpetual union.  There are other differences between the two constitutions, but for now, WE are focusing on these three. But all the distinctions between the two constitutions, proceed from the individual unalienable rights and the consent of the governed which is US, WE the People!

    Imagine a national election. Would WE the People all agree on the same person to become president? Can you imagine that if under invasion by some foreign entity that the sovereign states could unanimously act in time to respond? Could you imagine the government, in order to fund the response to such an invasion, having to wait until the sovereign states all unanimously and voluntarily agreed to provide the funds? Would these things be impossible, No! Is it probable that WE would not all voluntarily agree or act in time, Yes! So here are some practical applications where a democratic republic could continue to function, while still securing OUR individual and sovereign rights.

    In the first Constitution, the government would need to ask US for money and each of the sovereign states by the consent of those sovereign citizen governments would have to voluntarily agree, but they could also voluntarily disagree. In OUR second Constitution, it is more like OUR government just sends a bill, which WE the People have voluntarily and mutually agreed to pay.

    The ideas of a perpetual union were stricken from OUR second Constitution and would logically allow secession among the several states. How can I write these things?

    In the preamble to our Constitution it states clearly the following:

    “…in Order to form a more perfect Union

    The constitution was not considered the document of a perfect union, but “a more perfect union.” If it was not a perfect union, why should it remain a perpetual union? That is neither its intent nor its purpose!

    Read the above excerpt to The Declaration of Independence again. Then read the following, also from the same document.

    “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.”

    Excerpt from: The Declaration of Independence

    Whose “right” and whose “duty” (responsibility) is it, “to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security?” It is the right and the responsibility of US, WE the people.

    So here WE have the reconciliation of seemingly contradictory words, phrases and concepts as: Confederation, Federation, Republic, Democracy, and Sovereign. All these have proceeded out of the People, by the People and for the People! The rights of the individual are unalienable. They can not be taken, forfeited, transferred or even conferred. WE the People do not transfer or confer rights. Privileges and even some freedoms can be transferred and these are inalienable rights, not unalienable rights.

    What is an inalienable right? For example, years ago Coors beer was only available in Colorado and in Kansas. If you lived in a border state, you had the freedom, the privilege and the inalienable right to buy beer in Colorado or Kansas and take it to your state for consumption, but not for sale. Now one can purchase Coors Beer from wherever it is sold (provided that you are of legal age to purchase it). The only difference is the price difference based on taxes and the law of supply and demand (whatever the market will bear) and what the seller can get for it. By the way, Miller Brewing Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin now owns Coors, but that’s another story.

    WE the People confer power, limited powers to governments to secure the blessing of liberty to ourselves and our posterity. This is the only thing that may be construed as being perpetual, OUR unalienable rights!

    It has only been through crisis (real or perceived) and interpretation of OUR laws that WE the People have experienced more power being executed by our governments, over the past many years and especially, since 1861. It must be clear, one last time that governments derive their just powers by OUR consent, OUR mutual, voluntary and individual consent. This nation did NOT begin and does NOT continue without US, WE the people! Above all, each of US, WE the People have unalienable rights. Each of US, WE the People are equal and therefore each equally powerful! Do I understand this power? Do you? Do WE, understand this power?

    If you and I and If WE the People understand OUR individual and unified power because of OUR unalienable rights, then the HOW to Restore, WE the People rests upon sovereign rights!

    In a sense, WE do not need to restore US, WE the People. It is more of recognition of what WE already have. What WE already have cannot be restored in the concept of restoring something that is damaged, altered, changed or missing. Sovereign rights, no matter how they are defined, are rights. They are OUR rights! Whether these sovereign rights have come from a monarch, by God, or by default as the rights were just always in existence, they are still rights. They are unalienable and sovereign rights that cannot be taken, forfeited, transferred or conferred, with or without OUR consent! If this were not true, they would not be unalienable rights, they would be inalienable rights which could be taken, forfeited, transferred or conferred. But they are not!

    As this nation of sovereign individuals that mutually and voluntarily agreed to form sovereign states united, to mutually and voluntarily form a sovereign nation constituted, it so continues or can be changed by WE the People, if WE the People so will.

    From 1776, empowerment of, by and for the people went up to government – limited. From 1861, legal fiction empowerment went down from the government to the people with seemingly power unlimited. Where it stands right now is with US, WE the People. It is OUR right and OUR responsibility to send the message of, by, and for the People that governments works for US. WE do not work for the government. This is the recognition of OUR individual and sovereign unalienable rights. And it begins again where it has always been, with each one of US, WE the People. It begins with the recognition of our individual sovereign rights in the sovereign state where WE live and with the governor of OUR sovereign state. This is the solution. It is so very simple. If you recall or look at a previous post, it has already been brought up. See:

    The Most Important Person

    So what is involved in the recognition of OUR sovereign rights? It is nothing different than what WE the People already do and that is, WE vote. But the distinction here is not what particular person or party WE vote for, but what office and how. The office is the governor of OUR particular state. The how is by voting for this governor to be the governor of OUR sovereign, individual and component state. How do WE the People do that? The point here is not necessarily to change the person, persons or party WE the People vote for or when WE vote, but HOW WE vote. The HOW is that our votes are recognized as sovereign citizens for a sovereign governor of OUR separate, sovereign, individual state, among the states voluntarily united in OUR republic.

    For a long time now, I have promised you that what WE can do about all of this and HOW to do it is coming! I have in part, kept my promise in this post of this blog. Is this too simple? WE rarely believe, trust or accept simplicity, in the complex world in which WE live. Are WE ready to believe, trust and accept a simple solution, to re-forming “a more perfect union?”

    The solution has been given! What remains to be seen is HOW; WE the People can apply the solution. It too, is really quite simple. It will not take forever or even a lifetime. It will only take a small amount of time and your direct participation. It may be difficult, but WE can do it IF, WE the People so will to do it. Do WE so will?

    What may seem as insurmountable odds in regaining control of our liberties may appear hopeless, but there is an answer! Stay tuned here as we continue with…

    Next Time: Recognition of OUR Sovereign Rights

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    or what you can do for your country,

    but what can WE the People do, for each other!”


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    Dahni
    An Amer-I-Can eagle


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    Re-Forming “a more perfect union”

    February 20, 2010

    by Dahni

    © Copyright 2/20/10

    all rights reserved

    HOW can WE the People regain control of OUR right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? WE have delved into what won’t work in order to find what will work.

    Here is where we are so far:

    The List (simplified)

    1.   Overthrow the government by a military coup or para-military militias?

    2.   The 9/12 Project?

    3.   ‘The Commerce Clause?

    4.   Convening a Constitutional Congress

    5.   Hope that the present circumstances will change and the will of WE the People will be implemented?

    6.   Hope that the other party will get its act together and produce the necessary changes for WE the People in future elections?

    7.   Remain divided and work for self, other causes, parties and candidates?

    8.   Establish a new service to restore OUR rights to “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” – WE are working on this Now!

    Today: Re-Forming “a more perfect union”

    All throughout this blog, I have taken great pains and time and perhaps your liberties, in trying to expose a corrupt, corrupting and corruptible system and what has been tried or is being tried, in order to remove it.

    Analogies of this system have been compared with Alice in Wonderland, the virtual world of the Matrix, as a trap, reverse engineering and with such words as fake, false, non-real and even non-constitutional. All of these analogies and words may be understood under the term, ‘Legal Fiction,’ because this is what it is!

    Based on the premise that WE the People sense or feel that something is wrong or amiss in our system of government, this blog has endeavored to show what some have tried or are doing about this system, and why these efforts have failed or will ultimately fail. Here is a summary of these efforts and why they will not work:

    1.  To try and overthrow the government will not work because of the military. The military is under the command of the Commander and Chief, the President of the United States. As WE have seen and according to ‘Legal Fiction’ and non-constitutional laws under the essential acts of Martial Law, there has not been a constitutional president and therefore, no constitutional commander and chief of the military, since 1861.

    2.  The 9.12 Project will not work because even though it has helped to draw attention to problems and have helped to remove corrupt persons and practices, on September 12, 2001, OUR bonds were more formed over fear from what happened to this nation on September 11, 2001. WE the People need to become Un-divided and bond together for principle; OUR republic and not from fear.

    3.  Challenging the ‘Commerce Clause’ in the Constitution won’t work, because the Judiciary Branch of government has for years, interpreted the original intent of this clause, have always sided with their own decisions when challenged and both the Judiciary Branch of government and the “district” states are under the jurisdiction of the federal government, the Executive Branch and ultimately, the president.

    4.  Convening a Constitutional Congress won’t work, because it is not possible from a practical standpoint alone, to amend the 100’s and 1,000’s of other laws not in the Constitution affecting, effecting and infecting OUR republic nor does it address the cause, which is, a corrupt, corrupting and corruptible “system.”

    5.  To just hope that things will change on their own won’t work, because what is in motion generally continues to stay in motion. The whole purpose of change is to change, not to keep things they way they are or to just hope they change.

    6.   To hope that the other party will get its act together won’t work, because knowingly or not, they are part of a corrupt system. It’s the system that must be removed, not necessarily a person, persons or party.

    7.  To remain divided and work for self, other causes, parties and candidates wont work, because anything that keeps US divided, divides US. Besides that, until WE the People can see the problem, WE cannot see the solution?

    8.  Establish a new service to restore OUR rights to “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” – WE are working on this Now!

    Each of the above 1-7 items are actually important as to re-forming “a more perfect union.” They are parts of the whole. As parts, each only addresses parts of the problem which is, a corrupt, corrupting and corruptible system. #8 which is where we are now, is the re-forming of “a more perfect union.” I did not write re-forming a perfect union and neither did the Constitution from which these words were written. It was “a more perfect union,” in the original. If they would have meant to form a perfect union, they would have written, a perfect union.

    The words are a figure of speech which gives emphasis to the goal of perfection which all should strive for, even though perfection is not possible by imperfect beings. If these words were literal they would make no sense because, you cannot make something more perfect that is already perfect. It is like another familar figure of speech – “Practice makes perfect.” If that were a literal statement, one would logically have to have, perfect practice.

    But WE the People need to get back to the goal of, the formation or the forming of “a more perfect union.” To do this, WE the People need to re-form “a more perfect union.” To understand this, imagine the following:

    Let’s say its movie night at your house. You decide to have some ice cream only it is rock hard in your freezer. You remove the round quart from the freezer, take the lid off, place it into a pan and leave it for awhile to soften. Next you return to your movie and it’s a really good one. You become engrossed in the story and by the time you remember the ice cream it has totally melted. Unknown to you was a small hole at the bottom of the container. The melted ice cream leaked through the hole. Fortunately you had the foresight to place the container into a pan. As the ice cream leaked from the container it had filled up inside the pan. You pick up the ice cream carton, wipe it off, find and patch the hole. Next, you pour the melted ice cream from the pan back into the carton, replace the lid and stick it back into the freezer to re-freeze – to re-form.

    All the parts of OUR republic remain. WE the People just need to re-form “a more perfect union.” OUR independence started with US, WE the People. Our country, our Constitution began with US, WE the People. The corrupt, corrupting and corruptible system started at the Executive branch of government and worked its way down to US, WE the People. The system will end when WE the People work backwards (reverse engineer) where it started in 1776 and 1789 which is US, WE the People. So HOW do WE the People re-form “a more perfect union?” The answer is so simple it will absolutely amaze you!!!! Simple Yes! Easy, No!

    For a long time now, I have promised you that what WE can do about all of this and HOW to do it is coming! I will keep my promise to you in the very next post. Yes it has taken perhaps, a lot of time to reach this point. My intentions have never been to lead you on or to withhold the solution, though I have known it for some time. WE the People just need to sense that something is wrong in OUR republic and WE need to know exactly what it is. This “it” is, a corrupt, corrupting and corruptible system. Besides all of that, WE rarely believe, trust or accept simplicity, in the complex world in which WE live. Are WE ready to believe, trust and accept a simple solution, to re-forming “a more perfect union?”

    The solution is on the way! It is really quite simple. It will not take forever or even a lifetime. It will only take a small amount of time and the direct participation of WE the People. It may be difficult, but WE can do it IF, WE the People so will to do it. Do WE so will?

    What may seem as insurmountable odds in regaining control of our liberties may appear hopeless, but there is an answer! Stay tuned here as we continue with…

    Next Time: How to Restore, WE the People!

    Check out the other blogs listed to the right. Come often. Bring others. Get involved. Do something. See:

    How You Can Help


    Ask not what your country can do for you

    or what you can do for your country,

    but what can WE the People do, for each other!”


    1 of WE,

    Dahni
    An Amer-I-Can eagle


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    Hope for Change

    February 3, 2010

    by Dahni

    © Copyright 2/03/10

    all rights reserved

    HOW can WE the People regain control of OUR right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? WE have been delving into what won’t work in order to find what will work. So far:

    The List (simplified)

    1.   Overthrow the government by a military coup or para-military militias?

    2.   The 9/12 Project?

    3.   ‘The Commerce Clause?’

    4.   Convening a Constitutional Congress?

    Today: Why hoping that the present circumstances will change and the will of WE the People will be implemented, won’t work!

    Last time WE saw the potential problems of a Constitutional Convention. WE compared this action as putting a band-aid on an artery that has been severed. It will not stop the bleeding or the danger. It will not work as it does not solve all the problems because it does not address the real problem which is, a corrupt, corrupting and corruptible “system.” WE can find something better. Shall the “something better” be, hope that everything will change for the better?

    What is hope? Does hope remind you of faith, prayer, luck, fate, wishful thinking or trusting in a groundhog (like yesterday) to determine if winter will be over in six weeks or will we just be cold and miserable longer?

    Many of the words above are often grouped together; considered synonymous and believed to define basically the same thing. But words have meaning!

    Of course hope, faith, prayer and even fate are found in systems of belief or if you prefer, religions. Therefore, there would be excellent sources to look for definitions along with a good unabridged dictionary of the English language, for the etymology and origins of the words.

    Faith, as many people use the word, is thought to mean basically the same thing as luck, hope and fate – something that cannot be explained; is outside of one’s control and something that one either has or does not. If this were true, it would make language a useless tool for communication. But the law of language dictates that WE cannot articulate in words, that which WE do not understand. Therefore, whatever faith is, it is not as WE have come to think of it. From the Greek, this word is [pistis] (or some variant of the word). The word “faith” appears only twice in the Old Testament of the Bible and if read in the context, the meaning is “faithfulness.” There is a huge difference between those two words!

    Most of the time, the word “faith” is found in the New Testament and from the context, should be defined as believe, believing etc. This makes more sense, since believing  is a verb and connotes action. Believing is something that we all do; something done; some form of action taken for a desired result.

    Prayer then would be like making a request, supplication and yes, even a demand. Why would anyone pray for something that is not available? Otherwise, prayer is just empty words that might make one feel better for the moment, but not much else. According to the Bible, people are to pray with believing (acting, taking some action) and expecting an answer.

    I have met people that all they want to do is pray about everything. They pray for signs. They pray for God to show them His will. Now wouldn’t it make more sense for people to just know what God’s will is and then just do it? If God exists, doesn’t it make sense that He would want people to know what His will is? Every religion that I know of has a book or if you would like to call it, a reference manual or a rule book for faith and practice. Is this not God’s will? Now if waiting on some specific information not already covered in the Book, wouldn’t is make more sense to do what you know, while waiting for what you don’t?

    Sorry if you among US, WE the People do not believe in God. You are still covered under that whole “endowed by [the] Creator with certain inalienable rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness!”  🙂

    Now as to “hope,” hope is not something that might be available or might not be available. Hope is just something that is not available yet, but will one day be, available in the future.

    Basically, WE the People are not supposed to be sitting around waiting for things to change. WE are not supposed to just pray empty words that maybe change will somehow come. WE are not supposed to be trusting in fate, luck or the groundhog that OUR fortunes or situations will change for the better. WE are not supposed to be hoping for change either.

    All that is just fiction, luck, wishful thinking, Alice in Wonderland or Matrix stuff. This kind of hoping makes for a great story or it’s entertaining, but it ‘doesn’t bring home the bacon’, does it?

    What WE should be doing is taking action, moving in the direction WE want to go with a specific destination in mind, a road map HOW to get there, plenty of fuel and the will to get there!

    “Even so faith [pistis -belief/believing], if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.

    Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith [pistis -belief/believing], and I have works; shew me thy faith[pistis-belief/believing] without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith[pistis- belief/believing] by my works.”

    The Bible – The Book of James, Chapter 2:17, 18, King James Version

    If words have no meaning and If these words all mean the same thing, and If WE are destined or predestined to some fate which WE cannot control, WE might as well, just hope for the best? As for me, I’d rather believe, act and take some action in the direction I choose to go. I believe this is the true nature of WE the people!

    If we do not put action to what WE believe, someone(s) or something will act and it will most likely not be towards the change, WE want to see!

    Hoping that the present circumstances will change and the will of WE the People will be implemented, won’t work because, WE will not believe, WE will not act. Then it becomes too late. For instead of acting, WE will just be reacting to what WE believe, WE cannot change.

    I have promised and will keep my promise. I promise you that what WE can do about all of this and HOW to do it is coming! It is really quite simple. It will not take forever or even a lifetime. It will only take a small amount of time and your direct participation. It may be difficult, but WE can do it IF, WE the People so will to do it. Do WE so will?

    What may seem as insurmountable odds in regaining control of our liberties may appear hopeless, but there is an answer! Stay tuned here as we continue.

    Next Time: Hope that the other party will get its act together and produce the necessary changes for WE the People.

    Check out the other blogs listed to the right. Come often. Bring others. Get involved. Do something. Even if it is just leaving a comment, that’s doing something. But don’t bother in telling me how stupid I am, this won’t work or that you hate my guts and things like that. Been there, done that and heard that all before and then some. Be original. Be different.

    Ask not what your country can do for you

    or what you can do for your country,

    but what can WE the People do, for each other!


    1 of WE,

    Dahni
    An Amer-I-Can eagle

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    Un-founding the U.S.A., springing the trap

    January 29, 2010

    by Dahni

    © Copyright 1/29/10

    all rights reserved

    HOW can WE the People regain control of Our right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?” WE have been delving into what won’t work in order to find what will work. So far:

    The List (simplified)

    1.   Overthrow the government by a military coup or para-military militias?

    2.   The 9/12 Project?

    3.   Challenge ‘The Commerce Clause’? WE are here

    WE are still dealing with challenging the Commerce Clause. Before the series concludes WE must first understand ten years in OUR history when history was re-written.

    Today – Un-founding the U.S.A., springing the trap (conclusion)

    Springing the Trap

    After the conclusion of the Un-Civil Conflict in 1865 and with Congress back at work screwing over WE the People with amendments 13, 14 and 15 up to 1870, there was a lot of work that needed to be done, to physically reconstruct the country.

    Just in case you think socialism or communism is cool consider this. At the conclusion of this terrible conflict, there was no wealth to distribute to the poor or to them which had not or little. Pretty much no one had anything to distribute to anyone! If I had it, I could have given to you or you could have just taken a chicken, but my hen house was destroyed. I could have had lots of money in the bank, but the bank was burnt to the ground. I could have stuffed a lot of extra money in my mattress, but my house was blown up. Do you get my point?

    Both the North and the South were reeling in great losses of life, property, resources and finances. And this included even the wealthy and those of means. What was needed to re-build was capital – money and a lot of it. Where was it to come from? The simple answer was banks and from those who amassed great fortunes in loaning money to both the North and the South during all the years of the struggle. Some of these banks, bankers and people of wealth were living in this country and loaning money to both sides! So what, it’s just business right? But a lot of money was needed. Where else could it come from? World banks and foreign investors would come to the rescue of the United States, but not without collateral and compounded interest to secure those loans and to ‘sweeten’ the deals for them.

    Behind closed doors, secret deals were made. Ultimately, the “good faith of the United States,” would mean nothing and the interest and the loans would be paid by WE the People. Banks just don’t loan money to anyone. They take calculated risks and those risks are offset by collateral and the means to repay the loan. Just because you have a history of repaying loans and on time, or you are a nice person, or a country, all of that means about nothing to a bank. Banks deal with contracts, agreements and legal documents as the means to re-coup at least the principle amount of the loan, should you default on the loan and with further iron-clad documents, which allow them the future interest payments on the principal, even if you defaulted. They could also go after your heirs.

    A deal is a deal and they are entitled to regain the principal and interest until satisfied. That’s like buying a house for 100 thousand dollars and paying it off in 30 years for 500,000 thousand dollars, SWEET! Sweet to the recipients that is. Most banks never want the loans to EVER be repaid. Why not? INTEREST! And compounded interest, what’s the formula there? Interest is determined by the risks involved in recovering the debt, how much they can get and what is allowed by law. Law, what law? Corporate law of the United States, Inc.

    So, in 1871, the 41st Congress passed a bill which would incorporate the District of Columbia. No big deal right as this area at the time was just about 10 square miles. The founders of OUR country named and chose Washington in the District of Columbia, as the location for the capitol of the United States. And why not, it was a territory and not a state or else it would have been favorable to a certain state over all the others. But in 1871, a loophole was exploited.

    CHAPTER 62, 1871 16 United States Statutes at Large 419 FORTY FIRST CONGRESS SESSION III . CHAPTER 62, 1871 CHAP. LXII. —

    “An act to provide a Government for the District of Columbia .

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States in Congress assembled, That all that part of the territory of the United States included within the limits of the District of Columbia be, and the same is hereby, created into a government by the name of the District of Columbia, by which name it is hereby constituted a body corporate for municipal purposes, and may contract and be contracted with, sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, have a seal, and exercise all other powers of a municipal corporation not inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of the United States and the provisions of this act.”

    The language of this act provides that the government of the District (the Federal Government) is a corporation, municipal in nature, but still a corporation. Furthermore, District citizens (United States citizens – U. S. citizens) will now be subject to corporation law as well as the laws of the Republic. See, I told you that the districts set up in 1861 and specifically by law in 1863, included all the former and once sovereign and component commonwealth states in the country. Therefore, the District of Columbia, Inc. became the seat of the United States, Inc.

    Corporate law is private law even though the corporation is municipal. Generally we are led to believe that these corporate laws are laws of the people, because they have came from Congress… they are not, they are private laws and can only be applied by contract. That is by our active consent!

    Have you signed or entered into any such contract? Oh, OUR representatives and senators acting on OUR behalf signed the contract for US right? Right and Wrong!! It is true they voted for this and therefore in essence signed the contract, but in order for a contract to be valid, it must be witnessed to and signed by ALL parities contracted by and with.

    Enfranchisement

    Shortly after incorporating, the United States municipal corporation enfranchised its citizens.

    “Enfranchisement. The act of making free (as from slavery); giving a franchise or freedom to; investiture with privileges or capacities of freedom, or municipal or political liberty. Conferring the privilege of voting upon classes of persons who have not previously possessed such. See also Franchise.” – [Blacks Law Dictionary, Sixth Edition]

    Notice that the Enfranchised citizen is granted municipal liberty. Not liberty as it was known and practiced in the Republic, but liberty as defined by the municipal Liberty:

    1. Freedom from an arbitrary or despotic government.
    2. Freedom from external or foreign rule.
    3. Freedom from captivity, confinement, etc.

    – Random House Dictionary-

    At Section 8, the Constitution states that “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…,” creating the District of Columbia, what we know as Washington, District of Columbia.

    How many of US realize this creates a jurisdiction over which Congress has exclusive legislative authority? WE were just told this in the language of the Constitution, but did WE understand it? If not, thank you department of education.

    And furthermore, do WE understand that this jurisdiction is not inclusive, to the Republic of the United States of America, it is EXCLUSIVE.

    This means that the jurisdiction that is the District of Columbia is a FOREIGN jurisdiction to that of the Republic of the United States of America.

    What this was talking about was not a state, but a former territory of the United States, now called a district, the District of Columbia or D.C. Furthermore, its power did not exceed beyond “ten miles square.” So how then does this jurisdiction exceed beyond the ten square miles? Look no further than the redistricting in 1861 and the Conscription Act of 1863, for therein is the answer. To understand this, I am reminded of a Biblical custom.

    According to Judaic law, on the Sabbath day, certain things were prohibited such as, no servile work was to be performed and animals were not to be used in the performance of servile work etc. Sabbath law even addressed travel. This is seen in the Bible as, “A Sabbath’s day’s journey.” This was a specific distance that one was allowed to travel from their property on the Sabbath Day, including their return trip home. Its intent was to allow the people to travel on the Sabbath to attend the synagogue or the temple. To circumvent or get around this law, a loophole was found and used. For example, just throw a bunch of pebbles from your property into a bag. At the boundary of the legal traveling distance on the Sabbath, all you had to do was drop a pebble (your property) and then you could just keep going in this manner, all throughout the Sabbath or until you ran out of pebbles. Of course the return trip was just matter of retracing your steps, from one of your pebbles (your property) to the next until you got back home.  Pretty silly is it not, but technically legal.

    So here, the constitution was not technically changed, it would just now include all the districts of 1861 and 1863. Then it became corporate law in a municipal setting by Congress in 1871.

    So the corporation had jurisdiction over all the states. It just needed to include all the citizens. Ooops, that’s right, I forgot, this was already done prior to 1871 in 1866 and completed in 1868.

    AMENDMENT XIV Passed by Congress June 13, 1866. Ratified July 9, 1868.

    Section 1.

    All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. 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.”

    And there WE have it. Even though I live in a once sovereign and component commonwealth state (New York), and was born in a sovereign component commonwealth state (Missouri) until 1861, 1863 & 1871 specifically, and though the physical boundaries have not changed, I am residing presently according to this act of Congress, in a sub-corporation (New York State, Inc.), under the jurisdiction of the United States, Inc.

    Every single amendment to the Constitution since 1861, have all be UN-constitutional! Talk about treason, what was this act of congress in 1871? It overthrew (fictitiously of course) the government of WE the People and replaced it with an EXCLUSIVE (foreign) corporation.

    Have you ever held or seen either a silver or a gold certificate? Those used to be on all the paper money used in the United States as required in the original constitution. Paper money is a ‘bearer bond’ or instrument used for the exchange of goods and services and for the payment of debt, public or private. Upon demand it could be exchanged for silver or gold. Did you know that during the administration of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, owning gold was illegal? Did you know that was lifted by president Gerald Ford, but decades later? Did you know that silver and gold certificates were replaced with Federal Reserve notes? Can anyone tell me who owns the Federal Reserve Board or the Federal Reserve Banks? Well I can tell you this that a Federal Reserve note is still a bearer bond or instrument. It was thought that if you had some in your pocket, you are saying that you accept the contract of the United States, Inc. BUT a contract is invalid unless all parties are informed of the specifics of said contract and have signed it, knowingly! Did you know? Did you sign the contract or was it your representative? Sorry, but they cannot sign it for you!

    So what am I saying here? This is all legal fiction. It is like someone threw stolen property on your property and the police found it, so you are not only guilty of possessing stolen property, you are guilty of theft. This is like living inside the ‘Matrix’ or falling through the rabbit hole, in Alice’s Wonderland. It is fantasy, fake, bogus, false, not real – it does not exist! Unfortunately, inside this make-believe U.S.A., people get hurt, die, starve, live in fear, have no opportunity and even worse than all of that, just exist having given up the right to question, to think, to try and to care, as long as WE are fed and taken care of, for surely WE are entitled?

    But each 1 of WE have the right, the God-given right; the unalienable right to choose for ourselves. I don’t want anything from the United States, Inc. All that it has is all that it has taken and is taking from WE the People. I want the opportunity to stand up as a man upon my own two feet in my own boots, to fail or to succeed according to my abilities. May God give me the courage to cry aloud like Patrick Henry did, “Give me Liberty or give me death!”

    What may seem as insurmountable odds in regaining control of our liberties may appear hopeless, but there is an answer! Stay tuned here as we continue.

    Next Time –  ‘Challenging the Commerce Clause’ Part 4 of 4 (conclusion) FINALLY!   🙂

    Check out the other blogs listed to the right. Come often. Bring others. Get involved. Do something. Even if it is just leaving a comment, that’s doing something. But don’t bother in telling me how stupid I am, this won’t work or that you hate my guts and things like that. Been there, done that and heard that all before and then some. Be original. Be different.

    Ask not what your country can do for you

    or what you can do for your country,

    but what can WE do for each other!”

    1 of WE,

    Dahni

    An Amer-I-Can eagle

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    Un-founding the U.S.A., setting the trap

    January 28, 2010

    by Dahni

    © Copyright 1/28/10

    all rights reserved

    HOW can WE the People regain control of Our right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?WE have been delving into what won’t work in order to find what will work. So far:

    The List (simplified)

    1.   Overthrow the government by a military coup or para-military militias?

    2.   The 9/12 Project?

    3.   Challenge ‘The Commerce Clause’? This is where WE are

    WE are still dealing with challenging the Commerce Clause. Before the series concludes, WE must first understand ten years in OUR history, when history was re-written.

    Today – Un-founding the U.S.A., setting the trap

    Setting the Trap

    Following Lee’s surrender in 1865, functions of the government needed to be restored and to seat or re-seat into Congress, the members of its body from those states once a part of the Confederacy. The appearance of business as usual in Congress supposedly engaged in doing the peoples’ business continued. However, since Congress adjourned without a day and were compelled by the president to reconvene, there has never been since, a legitimate legislative branch of government. One of the first acts of Congress was to amend the Constitution. All amendments from the 13th – 27th have all not only been passed by illegitimate Congresses, ratified by acquiescing non-sovereign and non-component commonwealth states, the have all been wholly unconstitutional, despite their intentions or affects.

    One of these amendments, the first following the conflict of the states was the 13th amendment. This amendment made slavery and involuntary servitude illegal unless as a punishment to individuals convicted of a crime. Cool, slaves are freed right? But there should have never been slaves in the first place as, “all men (and women) are created equal…” But WOW, this really sounds great right? Wrong! Read the amendment!! Here is part of it:

    “[Slavery ect.] shall [not] exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”

    AMENDMENT XIII Passed by Congress January 31, 1865. Ratified December 6, 1865.

    The key words above in red are: subject to their jurisdictionOn the surface, what appears to be the most important aspect of this amendment is freeing the slaves, but the emphasis is on the jurisdiction of enforcing this amendment.

    More Bait

    According to the original Constitution, citizens of the states were defined as seen in:

    Article IV Section 2.

    “The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges and

    Immunities of Citizens in the several States.”

    WE the People were each citizens of our perspective state and given the privileges and immunities of Citizens in the several States. WE were not given liberty, for that is part of what WE the People already had and have, but privileges were extended to each individual among the “several states.” WE the People can visit and move to and reside in any state WE choose. But in 1866, Congress passed and the states ratified in1868, another amendment to the Constitution.

    Section 1.

    All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. 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.”

    AMENDMENT XIV Passed by Congress June 13, 1866. Ratified July 9, 1868.

    WOW, doesn’t this sound great? WE are not just citizens of our individual state, WE are citizens of the United States. We’re really covered and protected now right? Wrong! This amendment defines a new class of citizenship and this citizenship is under the jurisdiction of the United States.

    Even More Bait

    Section 1.

    “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude—“

    AMENDMENT XV

    Passed by Congress February 26, 1869. Ratified February 3, 1870.

    Isn’t this special? Now every race and color or those previously under forced servitude, could vote as citizens of the United States. (see amendment 14 above). Again, the emphasis here is on citizens of the United States!

    Sorry ladies and those 18 years of age, you would have to wait until the 20th century to be considered citizens, persons or people of the United States and get to vote.

    So from 1861-1863 the trap was constructed.

    From 1863-1870, the bait was set. By the way, WE the People were and are the bait, just in case you did not get that already.

    The trap just needed to be sprung.

    If WE the People are the bait, what was this trap constructed for? What is its purpose? What is its intention? What was it constructed for, baited for and designed to capture? The simple answer is power and control. Power and control over what? Everything WE the People have, would ever have and that includes our children’s, children’s children in perpetuity or forever. Who would control this? The United States would control WE the people. Excuse me, isn’t this the exact opposite of what the original Constitution said and meant? Yes! Our inalienable rights among these – Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness make US WE the People that grant limited powers to the government, OF the People, By the People and For the People. Government is OUR servant, WE do NOT serve the government!

    The trap has been constructed and baited. All that remains is, for it to be sprung. It was!

    Next Time –  ‘Un-founding the U.S.A., springing the trap

    Check out the other blogs listed to the right. Come often. Bring others. Get involved. Do something. Even if it is just leaving a comment, that’s doing something. But don’t bother in telling me how stupid I am, this won’t work or that you hate my guts and things like that. Been there, done that and heard that all before and then some. Be original. Be different.

    Ask not what your country can do for you

    or what you can do for your country,

    but what can WE do for each other!”

    1 of WE,

    Dahni

    An Amer-I-Can eagle

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    Un-founding the U.S.A., building the trap

    January 27, 2010

    by Dahni

    © Copyright 1/27/10

    all rights reserved

    HOW can WE the People regain control of Our right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?WE have been delving into what won’t work in order to find what will work. So far:

    The List (simplified)

    1.   Overthrow the government by a military coup or para-military militias?

    2.   The 9/12 Project?

    3.   Challenge ‘The Commerce Clause’? WE are here

    WE are still dealing with challenging the Commerce Clause. Before the series concludes WE must first understand ten years in OUR history when history was re-written.

    Today – Un-founding the U.S.A., building the trap

    Building the Trap

    “Which history do WE want, the truth or

    whatever makes US feel good,  while WE are losing OUR Liberty?”

    -dahni

    To those of US that can physically see, do WE prefer to be blind or to see?

    Have you ever peeled an onion? There are lots of layers to an onion correct? So does this subject have many, many layers! Is the first layer too difficult or make you so uncomfortable that you want to stop peeling?

    The contrast between truth and fiction may be clearly seen in the almost cult following of Ernesto Guevara, commonly known as Che Guevara or just Che. His picture is found on everything from T-shirts and tattoos, to all manner of merchandise. The year? 2010!

    “Hollywood, Madison Avenue, and the mainstream media celebrate Che as a saint and a sex symbol – a selfless martyr with a love of humanity second only to Jesus Christ’s.”

    introduction: ‘Exposing the Real Che Guevara: And the Useful Idiots Who Idolize Him’

    by Humberto Fontova

    http://www.hfontova.com/

    The term “useful idiots,” is the name Joseph Stalin gave to foolish Westerners who parroted his lies about communism’s successes. And Stalin is responsible for the murder of even more people in one year, than Adolph Hitler ever thought about or had time for, over the entire course of World War II. But you probably didn’t know that or you probably don’t believe that either right? But until each one of US wake up, WE are all just useful idiots parroting an United States of America that is nothing more than legal fiction!

    Che is considered to be an icon for revolution and change, adored as a role model and honored by Rev. Jesse Jackson, Carlos Santana, Jay Z, Mike Tyson, Madonna, Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, the world’s top supermodel, Hollywood, The Cover of Time Magazine and the list goes on. Should Che, be so honored and worthy of  adulation and praise? If you desire, as he did, to destroy New York City with nuclear bombs, to promote book burning, to sign death warrants for authors that disagree with you; if you are a racist, and desire to persecute blacks, homosexuals, rock and roll and religious people; if you love material wealth at the expense of the poor; if you love murder and love to murder people yourself, then I guess Che’s your guy. So if this is really NOT your intention, how does one account for this cultural acceptance of Che? The simple answer is to hide the truth and then rewrite history. You cannot change history. History is what history is. So first, bury it then re-write it!

    From about 1861 -1871 much of OUR history has been buried and rewritten and it still is being rewritten.

    To begin, let US look at brief profile of President Abraham Lincoln.

    For the most part, this is what WE have been taught about the man. He was ‘Honest Abe,’ a simple man from the backwoods, a rail-splitter; a man of great patience, the image on the one-cent penny, the man that freed the slaves and saved the Union. Maybe some even know that he suffered from depression for most of his life, but this in a nutshell, is what WE have been taught. But is this the whole truth or has history been rewritten?

    Politics and religion is so often uninteresting and avoided, because they are divisive as when forced upon US, WE feel powerless to change anything.

    Because of the immensity and detail of these times and for the sake of time, I’ll not dot every ‘i’ or cross every ‘t’ here. I will only document certain events from these time periods. But it is recommended that you research this information for yourself and prove it to yourselves or refute it, if this is your motivation. Either way, it will be found out to be the truth. I caution you however, this information cannot be found in mainstream media or from history books from elementary schools all the way through college. One needs to look to the Library of Congress, perhaps some public and private libraries located in major cities, some libraries of major universities, some very old archives of newspaper articles and even the Internet. Yes the Internet does, contrary to popular belief, contain much factual information.

    Prior to 1861, the states in the Union were all sovereign states. Each was seen as any other foreign country and so was the Federal government. Each citizen was a citizen of their perspective sovereign and component commonwealth state. Each citizen was 1 of WE the People, of the United States of America.

    After the Declaration of Independence was written in 1776, The Articles of Confederation of States was completed in 1781. There were problems and The Constitutional Congress convened later, to finalize the Constitution in 1789. One major provision however, was to continue to allow succession of the individual and separate sovereign states, as The Declaration of Independence defined. Lincoln argued that to separate from the union, all the states had to agree.

    The media center of the day in the 1860’s was New York City, New York. Even then, the New York Times existed. They published many articles in support of the states’ right to secede from the Union. These ideas, plans and actions were in process long before Lincoln was ever nominated or inaugurated as president of the United States. True history will show that southern states rejected the whole idea of slavery before it was accepted. Initially, it was the Northern States that profited the most in the slave market. It was mostly Northern ships that brought slaves and sold them to the southern states. Industry was the dominating force in the North whereas agriculture, was chief among the Southern states. In the north, many types of people worked side by side in industry. The south primarily switched to the single crop, cotton. To compete with automation in the north, cheap labor was required in the south. So these two cultures were different, the several classes of the north and the plantation culture of master-slave in the south.

    For the same reasons the colonists wanted to secede from England in the 1700’s “taxation without representation,” the south felt the same need. The Republican Party and Lincoln were believed to support more federal control over the states as opposed to the states having the right to their own affairs.

    A supporter of the south’s legal right to secede from the Union and sympathetic to their stand for state rights was an Englishman.  John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton, was an English historian and moralist. Although many may not know this man or what he did, quite often one of the quotes attributed to him is remembered. In a letter to a Bishop of Rome in 1887, he challenged the new doctrine of papal infallibility of 1870. Part of his ‘Dictum’ read:

    “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

    No other words than these, are more proper and fitting here for this subject.

    WE have been taught that this conflict among the states was called ‘The Civil War.’ There was neither anything ‘civil’ about it nor was it technically a ‘war.’ It was a suppression of a rebellion; not a war, as only Congress can declare war. It sure looked like, smelled like, sounded like, tasted like and felt like a war, especially to those that died, were injured or lost much from it.

    Before Lincoln ever took office, states had already begun to secede. As in any war or conflict, plans must be drawn and implemented to regain control and restore order. The propaganda machine was in full effect. Lincoln knew or should have known that the states’ legal right to secede was without question. The federal government could not through coercion or force, keep the states or get them back into the Union. So the suppression of an unlawful rebellion must be devised and perceived by public opinion.

    Other causes for this revolt must be fabricated, even if there was some element of fact. The conflict was called the Civil War, implying that the South was uncivil and unwilling to work out their differences with the Union. Slavery became another issue and that the Southerners were evil in their ownership and treatment of people as property. This was all happening, even while the White House had slaves and the northern shipping industry protected the slave trade. All Lincoln had to do now was either to wait and see or to somehow manipulate southern aggression and get them to fire first. To be fair, the south wanted the North to fire first too. Either side would be seen as justified in defending itself. This orchestration was principally enacted by Lincoln through a veiled threat against the Maryland Legislature by presidential order and his handling of Fort Sumter.

    Maryland was a strategic location and Lincoln could not risk losing it with Baltimore being so close to Washington, D.C. If it was taken by the south, the entire area would be surrounded by hostile forces. In a presidential order, Lincoln advised the military not to get involved in the affairs of Maryland, even while Union forces were lined up on the border. The legislature was to meet for one reason alone. It was to answer the question as to whether they should secede. Pro-union thinking compelled them to move the session to Fredericksburg, in order for a more fair and honest vote to be taken. It was left undecided, but a day to reconvene was. That never happened and the union forces moved in. Habeas corpus was suspended and Marshall Law went into effect.

    Lincoln believed Fort Sumter was Federal Property and this infuriated the South. Military advisers concluded that Lincoln had two options: let it go or defend it. To hold the fort, 20,000 soldiers were needed inside and outside the areas and shorelines surrounding it. But there were most likely only 16,000 soldiers in the entire Union army at the time. Lincoln saw a third option. He ordered food and provisions to be delivered to the fort. I have no idea what his true motivation was for this, to hunker down and hope that the fort could just wait it out or was it for some other reason? Would you have trusted the North to have not concealed soldiers and arms in that ship? What happened next was that the South with no apparent opposition from the North seized the opportunity and fired upon the fort. The effect was that the South fired first, so the north appeared to be justified, in defense of the union and in putting down the revolt.

    Congress had adjourned sine die (pronounced sign-e die-e, Latin “without a day”), to reconvene. Lincoln summoned them back by presidential order April 15, 1861, which despite references to his constitutional authority to do so, he had no constitutional authority. Congress returned, fearing reprisals from the government if they did not. But at this point, there was no legitimate Congress. To this day, there is no legitimate legislative branch of government as required by the constitution. It just appears to be legitimate. You may think that this is merely a technicality, but our government is based on a constitution and Parliamentary Rules of Order. Only Congress may set their day to convene and to adjourn. It may only be argued that Lincoln’s authority was that of putting down an unlawful rebellion.

    The act of Congress, admitting West Virginia was passed December 31st, 1862. It did not go into effect until June of 1863, bringing the total number of states at the time to 35.

    While the country was focused on conflict, another United States and another 35 states all baring the same names and physical boundaries were created, so apparently no one would notice the change. This is called, legal fiction.

    In the common law tradition, legal fictions are suppositions of fact taken to be true by the courts of law, but which are not necessarily true. They typically are used to evade archaic rules of procedure or to extend the jurisdiction of the courts in ways that were considered useful, but not strictly authorized by the old rule.

    Legal fictions were used by courts prior to the existence of handling offences. In a situation where one person sells stolen property to another person, they can then be accused of handling stolen property. Legal fiction has been used to declare that: as the first person did not have the power to sell the property to the second person, the second person in possession of stolen property was considered to have also stolen the property, and was therefore guilty of theft.

    The term “legal fiction” is not usually used in a pejorative way in spite of the negative connotation of the phrase, and has been characterized as scaffolding around a building under construction. So what was being constructed here, a new government? It just had to be ENFORCED and it was and it is, to this day.

    Lincoln, as Commander and Chief of the military, according to the Constitution, was charged as president of the United States to put-down an unlawful revolt as it was perceived to be. He therefore, had every right and the authority to suspend habeas corpus and declare Marshall Law. But Marshall Law is only intended for a period of time and not indefinitely. Simply put, restore order then return to the Constitution’s original intent of the balance of powers and the rights of the individual states and individuals. Marshall Law was suspended, but Missouri apparently liked Marshall Law and did not want to let it go. Lincoln knew this and plans were made for the military to take back Missouri and restore order. Lincoln was assassinated before this took place, but it was later accomplished after his death. Marshall Law or not, the entire country had been redefined in 1861 with legal fictions employed, to make: (2) separate United States and (2) sets of states with the same names and geographical boundaries. The government had only the need to make it all appear legal and get it into law.

    In 1863, there were two extremely important acts by President Lincoln, important to OUR subject here.

    The first event of 1863 as many people understand, was the Emancipation Proclamation, which supposedly freed the slaves. It actually came in two parts.

    The first part came on September 22nd, 1862 which freed ALL the slaves of the 10 southern states that were not as of that date, under Federal control. This was nothing more than a military tactic, endeavoring to hurt the south by adversely affecting their economy.

    The second part was issued January 1st, 1863. This is no doubt what most of us refer to as, The Emancipation Proclamation. But I challenge anyone to actually read it word for word, as word for word copies are readily available. In so doing, you will come to understand that not all slaves were freed. The slave trade was still being protected by Union forces. There were slaves still un-freed in Lincoln’s own White House, even after he signed it.

    What was the second important act in 1863?

    A large contingency of immigrants had fled their homeland, fraught with famine and disease. They came to the land of Opportunity and Liberty. The first glimpse they had of what would become their new home was not yet she, who would one day stand as a beacon in the harbor, the Statue of Liberty. What they actually saw and found were often worse than what they left in their homeland of Ireland. Housing was deplorable. Disease was rampant. Opportunity was almost non-existent. Exploitation was benefiting those which had, at the expense of those which, had not.

    For a visual idea of these times, rent or watch the movie, ‘Gangs of New York.’ I will caution you however, on two points. This movie depicts extreme violence, BUT IT DOES NOT SHOW HOW MUCH WORSE, IT REALLY WAS!!!!

    The hidden powder keg was packed with explosives by an act of Congress and lit by the signature of President Lincoln, March 3rd, 1863.

    The Enrollment act or Conscription Act of 1863 required every suitable male citizen and those immigrants who had filed for citizenship, between the ages of twenty and forty-five, to enroll for military service. Immigrants filed for citizenship because, they wanted something more! They desired as all people do, to hold the precious rights of Liberty and Opportunity. But many of them barely off the boat, barely existing, and with ink still wet on their filings for citizenship, were now compelled to fight. Fight for what?

    There were compassionate exceptions to the Conscription Act, but two were not and it infuriated the masses. If you could pay $300 or send in a suitable replacement, you could be an exception and not required to serve. But who could afford $300? Who could find a suitable replacement?

    According to the website, http://www.measuringworth.com, there are six ways to determine what $300 in 1863 would have been worth in 2008. Figures range upward from more than $4,000.00 to over $500,000.00.  Here is the same question, who could have afforded this amount in 1863 or the adjusted amount in 2008? The answer is those of means and wealth or those that could lay hands on it.

    Who could you send as a suitable replacement for yourself, not already required to enroll? I’ll leave it you to ponder the possible answers. But it eventually must get to, who could have afforded to send a suitable replacement?

    Shortly after the Conscription Act went into effect; was published and known among the masses, there were revolts with violence across the country. There were none worse than that in New York City. In fact, there had never been before this time or since, a worse riot in the entire history of this country!

    Were there gangs? Of course there were gangs, but it was not the gangs of New York that were solely the source of the riot. Almost the entire city erupted into violence as if some alien and reptilian monster emerged from hiding in the sewers beneath the city. Those associated with or those believed to have money were called ‘$300 men’ or simply, “money men.” The mob was loose and they ran with a single mind to destroy anything and everyone associated with exemption from the draft and the forcing of the rest, to be drafted against their will.

    Many thought this whole thing was about ‘freeing the blacks’ or a conflict to secure power for the few and the privileged at the expense of the masses and the poor.

    The mob looted and lynched blacks and whites. At least one bed containing a sleeping black child was picked up and thrown from an upper floor window of an orphanage. The awakened child screamed in horror as she plunged to her death. Next, it was reported that the mob shouted, “Burn the nigger’s nest!” This orphanage, the enrollment office and other buildings were set on fire.

    General Robert E. Lee was in route to New York City. It was considered to be the financial capital of the day, as it arguably is today. Inefficient resources for insufficient numbers of troops were dispatched (many from N.Y. City), to meet Lee, even though it was believed that they most likely would have been defeated. Suddenly, they were ordered back to N.Y. City and commanded to, “take back the city at all costs.”  Ships in the harbor fired upon the infrastructure and people, destroying much and killing many. Troops fired upon the masses in the streets and in many cases, brothers literally killed their own brothers. After the riot was put down days later, much of the city was destroyed and many were dead and still lying in the streets – new immigrants, black and white, men, women and children. A famous and articulate poet awoke to a city still burning and smoldering. The smoke nearly hid all the light from the sun. He could only write three words to describe the horror he felt and saw, “Black, Black, Black!”

    Had not the inclement weather bogged down Lee’s forces, they may have been able to take N.Y. City, without having to fire a single shot.

    Many people may know some of this history and even know about the Conscription Act of 1863, but not about how it was to be enforced.

    The exact same act sets a structure for filling quotas and for the enforcement of this act as the President deemed necessary; as he required and at his sole discretion. All states (under the control of the north and of the south if and when defeated by union forces), were set under districts. These ‘districts’ would appear to be the congressional districts of each separate state. However, to enforce the Conscription Act, the districts were to be controlled by a military provost, with each district having their jurisdiction controlled by the Federal Government and ultimately by the President of the United States. This is exactly what was drawn up in 1861, referred to as ‘legal fiction,’ and now purported to be legal and enforced by law, by the Conscription Act of 1863.

    WE know that sometime after the Vietnam War and to this day, the military is an all-volunteer service. But it is important to understand, that no president or congress (Democrat, Republican or otherwise), has EVER rescinded, or repealed this order and the Supreme Court has never overturned this order of 1863! So technically, it is still in force. Therefore, anyone, according to the wording in the act can be drafted today, and the jurisdiction of all the states, rests with the Federal government and the president.

    I find it interesting how President Lincoln was assassinated. As we all have most likely been taught, Lincoln was seated in Ford’s Theater to watch a play, April 14, 1865.

    By most reports, John Wilkes Booth was a gifted actor, believed to have performed in 83 plays, just in 1858 alone. Among these plays he appeared in were, ‘William Wallace’ and ‘Brutus.’ The themes of these two plays were the killing or the overthrow of an unjust ruler. Booth said that of all the Shakespearean characters, his favorite role was Brutus – the slayer of a tyrant.

    Early 1863, Booth was arrested in St. Louis, Missouri while on a theatre tour. He was heard saying he, “wished the President and the whole damned government would go to hell.” He was charged with making “treasonous” remarks against the government. He was released, but only after he was compelled to take an oath of allegiance to the Union and pay a substantial fine. Was Booth exercising freedom of speech or were his words treasonous and threatening to the president? I however, do see a cause for this event to be remembered without fondness by Booth.

    On November 25, 1864, Booth performed for the only time with his two brothers, Edwin and Junius, in a single engagement production of Julius Caesar at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York. He played Mark Anthony and his brother Edwin had the larger role of Brutus in a performance acclaimed as “the greatest theatrical event in New York history”

    In his 2005 analysis of Lincoln’s assassination, Thomas Goodrich wrote,

    All the elements in Booth’s nature came together at once – his hatred of tyranny, his love of liberty; his passion for the stage, his sense of drama, and his lifelong quest to become immortal.”

    Booth, after shooting the president jumped from the President’s box to the stage, where he raised his knife and shouted “Sic semper tyrannis” (Latin for “Thus always to tyrants,” attributed to Brutus at Caesar’s assassination and the Virginia state motto which to this day, still appears on the state flag.

    Others have said that Booth added,

    “I have done it, the South is avenged!”

    To be fair, in addition to what may have justifiably been Booth’s true intentions or his rationalizations if you prefer, he was also known to be strongly opposed to the abolition of slavery and Lincoln’s proposal to extend voting rights to recently emancipated slaves. To be fair, the southern states were not totally innocent before, during or after the conflict among the states, even though they had every right to secede. To also be fair, I do not know the heart of Lincoln. I do not know if his love for the entire country was genuine and misguided or whether it was his desire to hold power and secure it in a centralized government.

    But I do know that the redistricting of the states and the formation of a legal fiction United States with legal fiction states in 1861 and the Conscription Act of 1863 were wholly unconstitutional! The effects took control from WE the People and placed it into the jurisdiction of a federal government and ultimately its chief executive, the president.

    This is precisely what our founders were in opposition to, when they declared independence from the tyrant King of England in 1776. Many of the same reasons existed as causes for the southern states to secede from the union and form a confederation of states.

    The Centralization of government (power and control of resources and people), is not new. The history of human kind and at the present time is full of tyrants, kings, Queens, despots and no matter what you want to call the rulers or leaders that control all others. The ends are ultimately always the same, no matter what good intentions there might have been or that might exist today. A populous that has no liberty would not be willing or able to fight for one tyrant against another tyrant wanting to conquer them, just acquiesce or give up for the single purpose of self-preservation of life.

    WE the People here are not so constituted under the control of a few. At least this is what WE think and believe and appears to be evidently so, by OUR choice for party and OUR casting of individual votes.

    For over 200 years, OUR constitution has stood. It cannot be changed. It is written and it is clear. All that can be done is to bury it; then re-write history and illegally amend it until such time that it becomes too late and our constitution is eliminated. WE are nearing this crucial moment in history, right now!

    So if the constitution cannot be changed, only one thing was needed it was thought, to secure this control in perpetuity over WE the People. This is to give the appearance that all has proceeded legally and according to the constitution.

    After the conflict among the states had mostly concluded with Lee’s surrender at the McLean House in the village of Appomattox Court House in Northern Virginia on April 9, 1865, just four days later, Lincoln was shot and died the following day. Conflicts continued for a time and the military later was dispatched to Missouri to lift Marshall Law and restore order. The Union was under re-construction. Legal fiction was the scaffolding!

    The trap has been constructed. All that remains is, for it to be baited and sprung.

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    Ask not what your country can do for you

    or what you can do for your country,

    but what can WE do for each other!”

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    Dahni

    An Amer-I-Can eagle

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    Getting Our Heads Out of the Sand

    January 14, 2010

    by Dahni

    © 2010-01-14

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    WOW what a title for a post. Read on, but first…

    Yeh, yeh this post was written January 14th, 2010, but Happy New Liberty anyway.

    That’s a great greeting suitable for any moment, any minute, any hour, any day of the week and for anytime – ALL the Time!

    It has been some time since the last post here.  Lot’s of stuff of my plate these days and I have been engaged in a lot of research.  The findings will absolutely blow your mind (metaphorically speaking that is)!

    Here’s the simple truth of the matter. You and I just think WE live in the United States of America, when wee little people are actually living in the United States, Inc.  But the corporation cannot change the geography of where WE actually are or the promises written and given to all of US in our Declaration of Independence and OUR original Constitution.  But it can, it has and it is, keeping US pretty blind to all that is going on.

    What would you think if I were to say that WE have been living within the dictates of the U.S., Inc. since 1871?  What would you think if I were to tell you that WE the People have not had a legitimate legislative branch of government since 1861, when Congress adjourned without setting a day to reconvene?  What if I were to tell you that every single amendment to the constitution after 1861, have all been UN-constitutional? Regardless of their outcome, they were all written in legalese and primarily for the benefit of the corporation and not for, WE the People.

    What would you think if you were to discover that in 1863, the entire country was setup under districts with the Federal Government having jurisdiction over all those districts then and even TODAY?  How would it make you feel to know that an illegitimate Congress in 1871, made the seat of this corporation, the District of Columbia, which includes jurisdiction over all the districts then and RIGHT NOW?

    This is not a Democratic Party problem; a Republican Party problem or any other party problem.  All parties have been (intentionally or not), part of this corrupt system since 1861, 1863 and 1871, specifically!

    The current president; the Judiciary Branch and every member of congress are, ALL LIARS and THIEVES, intentionally or not. What? How can I write that? Look, if something is based on a lie and theft and you continue to maintain it, it’s still a lie. But it’s not the removal of any person, persons or a party which will correct this.  It’s the removal of the system which is corrupt, corrupts and is corrupting the very fibers of our LIBERTY!

    Am I talking about overthrowing our government?  Hell no!  Our government has long ago been overthrown, just not completely, YET!

    I’m talking about WE the People rising up and taking back, what rightfully and already belongs to US .

    What if WE were paid back all the money that is owed US by almost every country since World War II?  Only Canada ever paid US back by the way.

    Even without paying any interest on those loans, would it matter to you that if WE were paid back (in money, goods or services), it would take our national debt to $0.00?  That’s 0 – ZERO – ZERO DOLLARS & ZERO CENTS!

    Now if the United States, Inc. were to pay US back all the money taken (OK stolen) from US unconstitutionally since 1861, would you care that every man, woman and child would receive a LOT of MONEY?

    If this is not just another one of those ‘conspiracy theories,’ the written ramblings of a certifiable nut case or worse, then only two questions remain that need answering:

    1.  To fix something, WE first need to know and understand what needs fixing! Do WE know?

    2. WE need to KNOW exactly HOW to fix it! Do WE know; are we ready and willing to fix this?

    I am tired of being politically correct and afraid of offending someone.  I am weary of silence and being ignored.  Indifference offends me.  Now I don’t mind being in the dark because I am ignorant.  But once the light shines and I remain in the dark, well, that’s just stupid.  Stupidity infuriates me.  I am sick of what has been done and is being done in OUR country, even as this is being written.  And please make sure WE all get this – AS this NATION GOES – SO GOES THE HOPES OF ALL MANKIND for Liberty OF the People, BY The People and FOR the People!

    Does that sound too tough to swallow? Tough, swallow it anyway. Is this the critical hour?  No it was long ago, but let US begin right NOW!  Am I trying to frighten you?  WE should be terrified, but galvanized to get up and get going.

    How much time am I talking about here to fix this? 1-4 years max.  If NOT NOW, there will be no WE, just the wee little ones that can kiss OUR God-given; inalienable right of Liberty goodbye!

    This is not about me, myself and I. And it’s not about you, him, her, “they,” or them.  It’s about WE the People!  Do WE understand that? Do WE get it?

    WE must get OUR heads out of the sand!  For crying out loud people, WE are not ostriches, idiots or turkeys, WE are Eagles!

    So here WE come together to find the problems and fix them! Bring your friends, family and associates. I guarantee you the only practical and possible solution will be unveiled here ASAP.  I’m willing to take the heat.  Are you? Are WE?

    I am behind with the posts here.  I need to finish the ‘Commerce Clause’ series. WE are really close now to 1861, when all of this CRAP called the United States, Inc. first started.

    OUR military men, women and their families are already protecting US to make this possible, and even with their lives. It is time, right NOW for the rest of US to make whatever sacrifices are necessary, to extend every effort and pledge to each other, OUR lives, fortunes and sacred honor, for this cause. There is nothing, without Liberty!

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    an Amer-I-Can

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    The Commerce Clause part 3 of 4

    October 24, 2009

    by Dahni

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    HOW can WE the People regain control of OUR right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?WE have been delving into what won’t work in order to find what will work. So far:

    The List (simplified)

    1.   Overthrow the government by a military coup or para-military militias?

    2.   The 9/12 Project?

    3.   Challenge ‘The Commerce Clause’? – This is where WE are

    Last time WE looked at some of the background to this case which challenged the Commerce Clause and what was going on in the country and the world when it was decided.

    Today: ‘The Commerce Clause’ – part 3 of 4

    Many strict constitutionalists believe the Supreme Court decisions in ‘Wickard VS. Filburn’ were unconstitutional. What was more than a mere interpretation of the meaning of the word ‘commerce’ begs the question:

    How did the federal government not just have the power to ‘regulate commerce,’ but command jurisdiction over the states?

    Unfortunately, by 1942 when his case found its way to the U.S. Supreme Court, all but one justice had been appointed by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Justice Owen Josephus Roberts, a Republican, had been appointed by President Herbert Hoover. The Court was clearly in Roosevelt’s corner philosophically. The court’s unanimous decision in this case reflected New Deal logic.

    I have now invoked the precious name or the precarious name (depending on your position), of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, or FDR. What did he have to do with the Commerce Clause, other than that he was president when the case of ‘Wickard VS. Filburn’ was decided in 1942?

    FDRFranklin Delano Roosevelt, in his acceptance speech, declared:

    Throughout the nation men and women, forgotten in the political philosophy of the Government, look to us here for guidance and for more equitable opportunity to share in the distribution of national wealth… I pledge you, I pledge myself to a new deal for the American people… This is more than a political campaign. It is a call to arms.”

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), often referred to by his initials FDR, was the 32nd President of the United States. He was a central figure of the 20th century during a time of worldwide economic crisis and world war. Elected to four terms in office, he served from 1933 to 1945 and is the only U.S. president to have served more than two terms.

    The election campaign was conducted under the shadow of the Great Depression in the United States, and the new alliances which it created. Roosevelt and the Democratic Party mobilized the expanded ranks of the poor as well as organized labor, ethnic minorities, urbanites, and Southern whites, crafting the New Deal coalition. During the campaign, Roosevelt said: “I pledge you, I pledge myself, to a new deal for the American people,” coining a slogan that was later adopted for his legislative program as well as his new coalition.

    His inauguration on March 4, 1933 occurred in the middle of a bank panic, when all or almost all of the banking capital in the country was wiped out.  To this was the backdrop for his famous words: “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), a United States government owned corporation was created by the Glass-Steagall Act of 1933. In 1934, the Securities and Exchange Commission was created to regulate Wall Street. Presidential, Executive Order 6102 made all privately held gold of American citizens, property of the US Treasury. This gold, confiscation by executive order was argued to be unconstitutional, but Roosevelt’s executive order asserts authority to do so, was based on the War Time Powers Act of 1917. Gold bullion remained illegal for Americans to own until President Ford rescinded the order in 1974.

    The Social Security Act, established Social Security and promised economic security for the elderly, the poor and the sick. While Roosevelt balanced the “regular” budget, the emergency budget was funded by debt, which increased to 40.9% in 1936, and then remained level until World War II, at which time it escalated rapidly.

    Withholding Taxes were introduced in1943.

    Second term, 1937–1941

    FDR may be the father of ‘taking it to the people’ when support in congress and/or the courts seem unavailable. This he did when introducing his family-like atmospheres and comfort setting radio broadcasts, called ‘fireside chats.’

    Fireside Chat on Reorganization of the Judiciary, March 9, 1937

    “That is not only my accusation. It is the accusation of most distinguished justices of the present Supreme Court. I have not the time to quote to you all the language used by dissenting justices in many of these cases. But in the case holding the Railroad Retirement Act unconstitutional, for instance, Chief Justice Hughes said in a dissenting opinion that the majority opinion was “a departure from sound principles,” and placed “an unwarranted limitation upon the commerce clause.”

    What is my proposal? It is simply this: whenever a judge or justice of any federal court has reached the age of seventy and does not avail himself of the opportunity to retire on a pension, a new member shall be appointed by the president then in office, with the approval, as required by the Constitution, of the Senate of the United States.

    That plan has two chief purposes. By bringing into the judicial system a steady and continuing stream of new and younger blood, I hope, first, to make the administration of all federal justice, from the bottom to the top, speedier and, therefore, less costly; secondly, to bring to the decision of social and economic problems younger men who have had personal experience and contact with modern facts and circumstances under which average men have to live and work. This plan will save our national Constitution from hardening of the judicial arteries.

    The number of judges to be appointed would depend wholly on the decision of present judges now over seventy, or those who would subsequently reach the age of seventy.

    If, for instance, any one of the six justices of the Supreme Court now over the age of seventy should retire as provided under the plan, no additional place would be created. Consequently, although there never can be more than fifteen, there may be only fourteen, or thirteen, or twelve. And there may be only nine.”

    http://www.hpol.org/fdr/chat/

    The Supreme Court was the main obstacle to Roosevelt’s programs during his second term, overturning many of his programs. In particular in 1935, the Court unanimously ruled that the National Recovery Act (NRA), was an unconstitutional delegation of legislative power to the president. Roosevelt stunned Congress in early 1937 by proposing a law allowing him to appoint five new justices, a persistent infusion of new blood.” – FDR

    This “court packing” plan ran into intense political opposition from his own party, led by Vice President Garner, since it seemed to upset the separation of powers and give the President control over the Court.

    Third term, 1941–1945

    The military buildup spurred economic growth, and perhaps more so than any policy implemented since 1929. Perhaps during no other time in history was it more clear than during WW II that war is good for business, for the economy and for jobs! By 1941, unemployment had fallen to under 1 million.

    On December 6, 1941, President Roosevelt read an intercepted Japanese message and told his assistant Harry Hopkins, “This means war.” He never warned Admiral Husband Kimmel or Lt. Gen. Walter Short after reception of the message before the Pearl Harbor attack.

    On December 7, 1941, the Japanese attacked the US Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, destroying or damaging 16 warships, including most of the fleet’s battleships, and killing more than 2,400 American military personnel and civilians.

    “Yesterday, December 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.”

    FDR

    No attack by Japan on the U.S. was a guarantee the U.S. would declare war on Germany. In such a case, American public anger would be directed at Japan, not Germany, just as it happened. The Tripartite Pact (Germany, Italy, Japan) called for each to aid one another in case of attack; Japan could not reasonably claim America had attacked Japan if it attacked first. For instance, Germany had been at war with the UK since 1939, and with the U.S.S.R. since June 1941 without Japanese assistance. There was a serious, if low-level, naval war going on in the Atlantic between Germany and the U.S. Navy in the summer of 1941, in any case. Nevertheless, it was only Hitler’s declaration of war, unforced by the Axis treaty, several days after the Pearl Harbor attack that brought the U.S. into the European war.

    The U.S. government has had ten official inquiries into the attack – the inquiry by Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox (1941), the Roberts Commission (1941–42), the Hart Inquiry (1944), the Army Pearl Harbor Board (1944), the Naval Court of Inquiry (1944), the Hewitt investigation, the Clarke investigation, the Congressional Inquiry (1945–46) and the top-secret inquiry by Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson, authorized by Congress and carried out by Henry Clausen (the Clausen Inquiry) (1946). The tenth inquiry, the Thurmond-Spence Hearing, took place in April 1995. The Dorn Report resulted from this tenth hearing.[1]10 Commissions investigating the attack on Pearl Hrbor including many conspiracy theories. Having read it it in its entirety, I am satisfied with the Roberts Commission. January 23. 1942, being most likely the most reliable as it was the first conducted so close to the event and the freshness in the mind of the witnesses. The first Roberts Commission was a presidentially-appointed commission formed in December 1941, shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese in 1941, to investigate and report the facts relating to the attack. The commission was headed by US Supreme Court Associate Justice Owen Josephus Roberts, and for this reason it was known as the Roberts Commission. The commission found the commanders of Pearl Harbor, Adm. Husband Kimmel and Gen. Walter Short, guilty of ‘dereliction of duty’. The Commission presented their findings to Congress January 28, 1942

    http://www.ibiblio.org/pha/pha/roberts/roberts.html

    July 26, 1941 – Roosevelt freezes Japanese assets in United States and suspends relations.

    Dec 7, 1941 – Japanese bomb Pearl HarborHitler issues the Night and Fog decree.

    Dec 8, 1941 – United States and Britain declare war on Japan.

    Dec 11, 1941 – Germany declares war on the United States.

    Jan 1, 1942 – Declaration of the United Nations signed by 26 Allied nations.

    Jan 13, 1942 – Germans begin a U-boat offensive along east coast of USA.

    Jan 20, 1942 – SS Leader Heydrich holds the Wannsee Conference to coordinate the “Final Solution of the Jewish Question.”

    Jan 26, 1942 – First American forces arrive in Great Britain.

    February 19, 1942 – Executive Order 9066, signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt on February 191942, allowed authorized military commanders to designate “military areas” at their discretion, “from which any or all persons may be excluded.” These “exclusion zones”, unlike the “alien enemy” roundups, were applicable to anyone that an authorized military commander might choose, whether citizen or non-citizen. Eventually such zones would include parts of both the East and West Coasts, totaling about 1/3 of the country by area. Unlike the subsequent detainment and internment programs that would come to be applied to large numbers of Japanese Americans, detentions and restrictions directly under this Individual Exclusion Program were placed primarily on individuals of German or Italian ancestry, including American citizens

    In June – Mass murder of Jews by gassing begins at Auschwitz.

    June, 4-7, 1942 – Battle of Midway

    June 25, 1942 – Eisenhower arrives in London.

    July 9, 1942 – Germans begin a drive toward Stalingrad in the USSR.

    July 22, 1942 – First deportations from the Warsaw Ghetto to concentration camps; Treblinka extermination camp opened.

    Aug 7, 1942 – British General Bernard Montgomery takes command of Eighth Army in North Africa.

    Aug 12, 1942 – Stalin and Churchill meet in Moscow.

    Aug 17, 1942 – First all-American air attack in Europe.

    Aug 23, 1942 – Massive German air raid on Stalingrad.

    Sept 2, 1942 – Rommel driven back by Montgomery in the Battle of Alam Halfa.

    Sept 13, 1942 – Battle of Stalingrad begins.

    Oct 5, 1942 – A German eyewitness observes SS mass murder.

    Oct 18, 1942 – Hitler orders the execution of all captured British commandos.

    Nov 1, 1942 – Operation Supercharge (Allies break Axis lines at El Alamein).

    Nov 8, 1942 – Operation Torch begins (U.S. invasion of North Africa).

    Novemeber 9, 1942Monday – the case which challenged the Commerce Clause – Petitioner: Wickard VS. Respondent. The case was decided in favor of the government. Right spack-dab in the middle of all these events which led up to this date and that which was to follow, this little heeded and still virtually unknown decision, set the stage for more government jurisdiction over state rights and individual rights. WE the people and the people of the world were otherwise occupied, with WW II; not the courts.

    Nov 11, 1942 – Germans and Italians invade unoccupied Vichy France.

    Nov 19, 1942 – Soviet counter-offensive at Stalingrad begins.

    Dec 2, 1942 – Professor Enrico Fermi sets up an atomic reactor in Chicago.

    Dec 16, 1942 – Soviets defeat Italian troops on the River Don in the USSR.

    Dec 17, 1942 – British Foreign Secretary Eden tells the British House of Commons of mass executions of Jews by Nazis; U.S. declares those crimes will be avenged.

    Dec 31, 1942 – Battle of the Barents Sea between German and British ships.

    Manhattan Engineer District (MED),

    MED refers specifically to the period of the project from 1942–1946 under the control of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, under the administration of General Leslie R. Groves. The scientific research was directed by American physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer.[1] Secret installations all under the jurisdiction or control of the Federal Government, sprung up all over the country to test and to produce the atomic bomb which was dropped on Japan at the order of President Truman, the next president after FDR.

    Fourth term and death, 1945

    The rapid expansion of government programs that occurred during Roosevelt’s term redefined the role of the government in the United States, and Roosevelt’s advocacy of government social programs was instrumental in redefining liberalism for coming generations.

    This is not an exposé or a scathing attack on Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The truth is, I and most likely no one knows what was or was not in his heart. When people are in pain enough, they want and need comfort and will often accept it from anyplace; from anything and from anyone they believe, can get it for them. FDR did not design the Great Depression and as current events similar, seem to repeat, he “inherited it,” and as the current administration use words today, FDR had to try and “mop up.”

    Whenever a crisis is real or designed, the public at large become concerned at least and at worst, worried and afraid. Fear is a powerful enemy and a tool which can be used to make rapid and radical changes. FDR knew this when he said, The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. But many were afraid then and many are afraid today. Good intentioned or not, there is a great tendency to blame others – to criticize, condemn and complain. During a crisis, first, you challenge the thinking as being ‘wrong thinking.’ Next you associate that ‘wrong thinking’ with ‘danger’ and finally you endeavor to show the cause of both the ‘wrong thinking’ and the ‘danger’ stemming from the motivation to profit or for profit. If successful, this method has and can move policy forward. Again, I am not questioning FDR’s motivation or that of any president past, future or present, but with the same methods that have been used in the past and are being used in the present, I question and boldly question, the thinking, the danger and motivations of the those which stand to gain the most in profits, power and control.

    Every dictator, tyrant, leader, lawyer and politician knows clearly that the pot they hold or have any measure of control over is limited. WE the people have either contributed to that pot or what WE have, has been taken from us. Redistribution of wealth is nothing more than giving to those that have not contributed or contributed enough. It is to take that which is given and given to those that have not. Not that helping others is the problem, as it is who gets the help and how much. It removes individual the choice of who gets the help and how much from those that have contributed or forced to pay into this limited pot. So this pot has costs to administer it. There can be waste, theft, corruption and abuse of what is in the pot. So after it is all said and done, the pot is smaller in the end than it was at the start and fewer people to benefit from it. Finally, it lays in the hands of those which control the pot to decide who gets what.

    No matter how long; how often and for what we cry – help me, fix me, cover me, protect me, heal me, empower me or ‘success me,’ there is only so much in the pot. There is only so much to go around. Somebody is ‘gonna’ get something at the expense or the exclusion of someone else. No matter what WE are promised, someone(s) going to be missed or left out. So at the heart of this issue; at the heart of the Commerce Clause is control. Our founding fathers with full understanding, set into our constitution, ‘The Balance of Powers.’ Since that time, it has been a matter of control. How does one go about controlling all three branches of government? If the Democratic Party was in control of the Congress during FDR’s presidency (and they were), and the executive branch was under the control of FDR (and it was), and for the most part, the Supreme Court and the Judiciary Branch was under the control of the White House (and it was), this is called jurisdiction or control. But this all started a long time before FDR!

    To conclude this lengthy, but important series, we must go back into the past, all the way back to the year of 1861.

    This is a tawdry tale of usurpation, jurisdiction and control. It is hidden like the Matrix or like Alice’s tales in Wonderland. The most astonishing thing of all, is that it is all legal (fiction), and out in the open for anyone to see.

    What may seem as insurmountable odds in regaining control of our liberties may appear hopeless, but there is an answer! Stay tuned here as we continue.

    Next Time –  Getting OUR Heads out of the Sand

    Check out the other blogs listed to the right. Come often. Bring others. Get involved. Do something. Even if it is just leaving a comment, that’s doing something. But don’t bother in telling me how stupid I am, this won’t work or that you hate my guts and things like that. Been there, done that and heard that all before and then some. Be original. Be different.

    Ask not what your country can do for you

    or what you can do for your country,

    but what can WE do for each other!”

    1 of WE,

    Dahni
    An Amer-I-Can eagle


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    The Commerce Clause part 2 of 4

    October 22, 2009

    by Dahni

    © Copyright 10/22/09

    all rights reserved

    HOW can WE the People regain control of OUR right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?WE began delving into what won’t work to get to what will work. So far:

    The List (simplified)

    1.   Overthrow the government by a military coup or para-military militias?

    2.   The 9/12 Project?

    3.   Challenge ‘The Commerce Clause’? This is where WE are

    Today – ‘The Commerce Clause’ – part 2 of 4

    WE have looked at the exact wording of the ‘Commerce Clause’ from the U.S. Constitution. WE looked at ‘Wickard VS. Filburn,’ the landmark case decided in 1942.  WE also looked at the U.S. Supreme Court’s own website, as to the facts of this case and its unprecedented decisions. Finally, we looked at several states that have begun recently, to challenge those decisions under the banner of gun control laws.

    Many strict constitutionalists believe the Supreme Court decisions in ‘Wickard VS. Filburn’ were unconstitutional. What was more than a mere interpretation of the meaning of the word ‘commerce’ begs the question:

    How did the federal government not just have the power to ‘regulate commerce,’ but command jurisdiction over the states?

    In order to understand this we need to understand what else was going on in the country in 1942 when the Wickard v. Filburn case was decided, granting more control to the Federal government, by interpreting the Commerce Clause as the Supreme Court did. Unfortunately, by 1942 when his case found its way to the U.S. Supreme Court, all but one justice had been appointed by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Justice Owen Josephus Roberts, a Republican, had been appointed by Herbert Hoover. The Court was clearly in Roosevelt’s corner philosophically. The court’s unanimous decision in this case reflected New Deal logic.

    In telling a story, there is a format utilized known as narrative development. In order to appreciate the ending, we need to understand how the story evolved. Such is the importance in understanding the ‘Commerce Clause.’ What led up to this court case and what else was going on in the country at the time the Supreme Court rendered its decision?

    To raise revenue to fund the War Between the States, the income tax was introduced in the United States with the Revenue Act of 1861. It was a flat rate tax of 3% on annual income above $800. The following year, this was replaced with a graduated tax of 3-5% on income above $600 in the Revenue Act of 1862, which specified a termination of income taxation in 1866.

    The Socialist Labor Party advocated for a graduated income tax in 1887. The Populist Party “demanded a graduated income tax” in their 1892 platform. The Democratic Party, led by William Jennings Bryan, advocated the income tax law passed in 1894, and proposed an income tax in their 1908 platform.

    Prior to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Pollock v. Farmers’ Loan & Trust Co.,157 U.S. 429 (1895), aff’d on reh’g, 158 U.S. 601 (1895) all income taxes had been considered to be excises (indirect taxes) required to be imposed with geographical uniformity; such taxes were not required to be apportioned by state according to population (as are direct taxes).

    In his dissent to the Pollock decision, Supreme Court Justice Harlan stated:

    “When, therefore, this court adjudges, as it does now adjudge, that Congress cannot impose a duty or tax upon personal property, or upon income arising either from rents of real estate or from personal property, including invested personal property, bonds, stocks, and investments of all kinds, except by apportioning the sum to be so raised among the States according to population, it practically decides that, without an amendment of the Constitution — two-thirds of both Houses of Congress and three-fourths of the States concurring — such property and incomes can never be made to contribute to the support of the national government”

    The Sixteenth Amendment (Amendment XVI) to the United States Constitution allows the Congress to levy an income tax withoutapportioning it among the states or basing it on Census results. This amendment overruled Pollock v. Farmers’ Loan & Trust Co. (1895), which limited the Congress’s authority to levy an income tax.

    The wording of the original constitution was changed and hairs spilt over “indirect” as opposed to direct taxes.  It was ratified on February 3, 1913 by 42 of then, 48 states.

    “The Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes on incomes, from whatever source derived, without apportionment among the several States, and without regard to any census or enumeration.”

    For history and purpose of the amendment see:

    http://www.law.cornell.edu/anncon/html/amdt16_user.html#amdt16_hd7

    • October 29, 1929The New York Stock Market crashes to an all time low (referred to as “Black Tuesday”), signalling the start of the Great Depression.
    • March 4, 1933Franklin Roosevelt is sworn in as the 32nd President of the United States.
    • December 5, 1933The 21st Amendment is added to the Constitution, pepealing prohibition.
    • January 20, 1937Franklin Roosevelt is sworn in as President for a 2nd term.
    • January 20, 1941Franklin Roosevelt is sworn in as President for a 3rd term.

    World War II

    • December 7, 1941Japanese forces attack the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
    • December 7, 1941 – Hitler issued Nacht und Nebel, the Night and Fog Decree. This decree replaced the unsuccessful Nazi policy of taking hostages to undermine underground activities. Suspected underground agents and others would now vanish without a trace into the night and fog. SS Reichsführer Himmler issued the following instructions to the Gestapo.

    “After lengthy consideration, it is the will of the Führer that the measures taken against those who are guilty of offenses against the Reich or against the occupation forces in occupied areas should be altered. The Führer is of the opinion that in such cases penal servitude or even a hard labor sentence for life will be regarded as a sign of weakness. An effective and lasting deterrent can be achieved only by the death penalty or by taking measures which will leave the family and the population uncertain as to the fate of the offender. Deportation to Germany serves this purpose.”

    • December 8, 1941The United States declares war on Japan.
    • December 11, 1941Germany and Italy declare war on the United States.
    • January 1 1942 – The name “United Nations”, coined by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt, was first used in the “Declaration by United Nations,” on this date during the Second World War, when representatives of 26 nations pledged their Governments to continue fighting together against the Axis Powers. The League of Nations was considered ineffective since it was not able to prevent WW II
    • November 28, 1942 – Cocoanut Grove fire – Huge fire – heavy on media coverage and the public mind
    • 1942 – Congress of Racial Equality – CORE – begins in Chicago to peacefully challenge segregation. Reached its zenith when it helped organize Dr. Martin Luther King’s famous march on Washington August 28, 1963
    • 1942 – Revenue Act of 1942 gas rationing and increased income taxes
    • May 15, 1942 Gasoline rationing was put into effect. Allocation: 3 gallons per week, to cover ordinary driving demands. Office of Price Administration (OPA) was the federal agency tasked with establishing price controls on nonagricultural commodities and rationing essential consumer goods during World War II (1939–1945). The Emergency Price Control Act (EPCA) passed on 30 January 1942 provided the legislative basis for OPA to regulate prices, not including agricultural commodities. EPCA also allowed for rent controls. The most prominent result of EPCA was the General Maximum Price Regulation issued by OPA in May 1942. This effectively set the price ceiling at March 1942 levels. However, EPCA did not address other economic issues beyond price controls. The resulting economic dislocations forced Congress to pass the Stabilization Act on 2 October 1942. This created the Office of Economic Stabilization (OES) that was responsible for controlling wage levels, regulating food prices, and generally stabilizing the cost of living. At this point, any OPA activities that could affect the cost of living had to be coordinated with OES. The effectiveness of OPA’s measures is subject to some debate. While OPA pointed to an overall 31-percent rise in retail prices in World War II compared to a 62-percent rise in World War I (1914–1918), undoubtedly a black market developed in response to price controls. Maintenance of product quality was a constant concern. OPA even colorfully noted in its Twelfth Quarterly Report “a renaissance of cattle rustlers in the West.” Reports from OPA’s Enforcement Division show that 650,000 investigations were conducted for all of 1943, with 280,000 violations found. In 1944, a total of 338,029 violations were reported, with 205,779 administrative warning letters sent out. Court proceedings were initiated in almost 29,000 cases.
    • Monday, November 9, 1942 the case which challenged the Commerce Clause Petitioner:  Wickard VS. Respondent: Filburn  was decided in favor of the government

    The most obvious event of 1942 when the entire nation and the world were so otherwise occupied with World War II, the attention was on the war in the media of the day, not on the courts, legislation or legislators. Intentional or not, it is easy to slip things by when people are not paying attention. After the attack on Pearl Harbor December 7th, 1941, the entire country was galvanized towards and primarily focused on the war efforts.

    This is a tawdry tale of usurpation, jurisdiction and control. It is hidden like the Matrix or like Alice’s tales in Wonderland. The most astonishing thing of all is that it is all legal (fiction), and out in the open for anyone to see.

    What may seem as insurmountable odds in regaining control of our liberties may appear hopeless, but there is an answer! Stay tuned here as we continue.

    Next Time –  ‘The Commerce Clause’ – part 3 of 4

    Check out the other blogs listed to the right. Come often. Bring others. Get involved. Do something. Even if it is just leaving a comment, that’s doing something. But don’t bother in telling me how stupid I am, this won’t work or that you hate my guts and things like that. Been there, done that and heard that all before and then some. Be original. Be different. I think no greater or more eloquent words were ever spoken about getting involved, than those by President John F. Kennedy –

    “Ask not what your country can do for you,

    but what you can do for your country!”

    1 of WE,

    Dahni

    An Amer-I-Can eagle

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