The Second Declaration of Indepencence

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Egregious Acts by the IRS

Egregious Acts by the IRS
Is it time to end the IRS before they end us?

On a similar note; factions on the left would have you believe that our problems stem from the fact that the rich go untaxed and that we need to tax the rich so that the rest of us can receive our fair share of the pie.

I have several problems with that:

Number one; that is how the IRS got started in the first place, they were going to tax only the rich to begin with.

Number two; If we took every dime the rich had, the government would burn through it in about 20 minutes and then they would be looking for more and that is where you come in to the picture again.

Number three; It is the rich, the fat cats and the corporations that make the laws today by the use of lobbyist and they are never going to let themselves be taxed and if it did ever came to be somehow, they would simply pact up and go elsewhere.

And finally; Every time a law gets passed, irregardless of how it is labeled, advertised or sold, some fat cat gets another slice of the pie. Congress runs on money and they don't bother with legislation unless it has something in it for them. Congress doesn't sit around and ponder what their constituents want, they cater to the money and/or votes that corporations can get for them.

I get the feeling that either the fat cats and/or the "International Banksters" are complicit with the "Tax The Rich Scheme" or they just simply don't give it much thought at all because they have the power to defy anyway.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Jury nullification education still barely 'legal'

Jury nullification education still barely 'legal' in USA, rules judge

Tuesday, May 08, 2012 by: J. D. Heyes (Natural News)

Jury nullification, a legal concept that dates back to 17th century England, remains perfectly lawful in the United States, according to a ruling by a federal judge last month.

U.S. District Court Judge Kimba Wood said 80-year-old Julian Heicklin, who was arrested by FBI agents for passing out pamphlets marked "Jury Info" from an organization known as the Fully Informed Jury Association to an undercover agent, was within his legal rights under law to do so. Prosecutors had argued that Heicklin was in violation of U.S. law, which prohibits influencing jurors through written communication.

"Heicklen advocates passionately for the right of jurors to determine the law as well as the facts," Wood wrote. "The pamphlets state that a juror has not just the responsibility to determine the facts of a case before her on the basis of the evidence presented, but also the power to determine the law according to her conscience."

Jurors can be told about nullification, not about how to decide a specific case

Wood said Heicklen well understood his legal rights, and noted that Title 18 United
States Code, which government lawyers cited in their prosecution, prevents trying to influence a juror in relation to specific cases or points of law. Heicklen was not doing that, Wood said.

"The statute thus prohibits a defendant from trying to influence a juror upon any case or point in dispute before that juror by means of a written communication in relation to that case or that point in dispute," the 27-page order says.

"It also prohibits a defendant from trying to influence a juror's actions or decisions pertaining to that juror's duties, but only if the defendant made that communication in
relation to a case or point in dispute before that juror," the order continues. "The statute therefore squarely criminalizes efforts to influence the outcome of a case, but exempts the broad categories of journalistic, academic, political, and other writings that discuss the roles and responsibilities of jurors in general, as well as innocent notes from friends and spouses encouraging jurors to arrive on time or to rush home, to listen closely or to deliberate carefully, but with no relation to the outcome of a particular case."

Judge the law instead of the lawbreaker

The concept of jury nullification is that jurors should be able to not only decide whether a defendant violated the law, but whether the law itself is just and proper. Another way to describe the process is that it's a constitutional doctrine allowing juries to acquit
defendants who are technically guilty of a crime on the books but who juries don't feel deserve to be punished. In essence, the jury is saying the law is unfair or unjust.

In Heicklen's case, Wood wrote, "the court reads the plain text of the [federal] statute to require that a defendant must have sought to influence a juror through a written communication in relation either to a specific case before that juror or to a substantive point in dispute between two or more parties before that juror." And Heinklen, a retired chemistry professor, didn't do that, Wood ruled; he was simply informing juries outside a federal courthouse in Manhattan, from October 2009 to May 2010, that they were under no obligation to find defendants guilty of laws they didn't feel were just or proper.

In his dialogue with the undercover FBI agent who posed as a juror, Heicklen said the pamphlet he was handing out was just general information regarding the nullification process.

"The jury has the right to judge the law as well as the facts. The judge will tell you otherwise, but there are several Supreme Court decisions which said that was true. In other words, if you think the law is unjust you can find a person innocent," he said, according to a transcript of the conversation released by the court.

Prosecutors argued that "advocacy of jury nullification, directed as it is to jurors, would be both criminal and without Constitutional protections no matter where it occurred."

"His speech is not protected by the First Amendment," they added. "No legal system could long survive if it gave every individual the option of disregarding with impunity any law which by his personal standard was judged morally untenable," they said.

Prosecutors were seeking six months in jail. They didn't get it.

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Saturday, May 12, 2012


Simply stated, nullification is a concept of legal statutory construction that endows each state with the right to nullify, or invalidate, any federal measure that a state deems unconstitutional.

Nullification is founded on the assertion that the sovereign states formed the union, and as creators of the compact, they hold ultimate authority as to the limits of the power of the central government to enact laws that are applicable to the states and the citizens thereof.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Civil War?

“We are Preparing for Massive Civil War,” Says DHS Informant

In my humble but honest opinion I now believe that a part of Obama's strategy is to try and force Americans into some violent action defending their freedoms in order to have the excuse to enact martial law and turn his private army, homeland security, the ATF, other rogue government agencies and even the UN forces against American citizens.

This would allow him to forgo the legal battles that he is encountering in his quest to overthrow the Constitution.

I would suggest that Americans remain prepared for the worst but hope and work for a peaceful resolution somehow in order to remove all treasonous personal from office and government.

Anything short of this will surely lead to a either a terrible and bloody revolution or complete tyrannical control by a fascist government that can and will dictate who is deserving and who is not.

Our Congress and our state governments need to know that the people are prepared and willing to take whatever action is necessary to protect their nation from interlopers and foreign and domestic invaders and that inactivity from government officials or fraternizing with the enemy will not be tolerated.

Being prepared is not how many rounds of amo you have stockpiled but more like how much food you have on hand that will not perish without refrigeration and how good of a water supply and medical supplies that you have etc.

As always, I sincerely hope that I'm all wet here and none of this will ever happen to our beloved country but keep your powder dry anyway and try harder to remove all the treasonous rascals from office.