Those Who Cannot Recall History....... Heed warnings of Founding Fathers
In his farewell address, George Washington warned of "... change by usurpation; for through this, in one instance, may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed."
In 1788, Thomas Jefferson proposed that we have a Declaration of Rights similar to Virginia's. Three of his suggestions were "freedom of commerce against monopolies, trial by jury in all cases" and "no suspensions of the habeas corpus."
No doubt Washington's warning and Jefferson's ideas were dismissed as redundant by those who knew the law. Who would have dreamed the US legal system would become a monopoly against freedom when that was one of the primary causes for the rebellion against King George III?
Yet, the denial of trial by jury is now commonplace in the US courts, and habeas corpus, for crimes against the state, suspended. (By crimes against the state, I refer to "political crimes" where there is no injured party and the corpus delicti [evidence] is equally imaginary.)
The authority to create monopolies was judge-made law by Supreme Court Justice John Marshall, et al during the early 1800's. Judges (and lawyers) granted to themselves the power to declare the acts of the People "un-Constitutional", waited until their decision was grandfathered, and then granted themselves a monopoly by creating the bar associations.
Although Article VI of the U.S. Constitution mandates that executive
orders and treaties are binding upon the states ("... and the Judges in every
State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any
State to the Contrary notwithstanding."), the supreme Court has held that the
Bill of Rights is not binding upon the states, and thereby resurrected many
of the complaints enumerated in the Declaration of Independence, exactly as
Thomas Jefferson foresaw in "Notes on the State of Virginia", Query 17, p.
"Our rulers will become corrupt, our people careless...
the time for fixing every essential right on a legal basis is [now] while our
rulers are honest, and ourselves united. From the conclusion of this war we
shall be going downhill. It will not then be necessary to resort every
moment to the people for support. They will be forgotten, therefore, and
their rights disregarded. They will forget themselves, but in the sole
faculty of making money, and will never think of uniting to effect a due
respect for their rights. The shackles, therefore, which shall not be
knocked off at the conclusion of this war, will remain on us long, will be
made heavier and heavier, till our rights shall revive or expire in a
We await the inevitable convulsion. Only two questions remain: Will we fight
to revive our rights?
Or will we meekly submit as our last remaining rights expire, surrendered to
the courts, and perhaps to a "new world order"?