By Ron Ewart, President
National Association of Rural Landowners

and nationally recognized author on freedom and property rights issues

© Copyright January 1, 2010 – All Rights Reserved

“The first entry on this page is “bribery of public officials and witnesses“.  Another federal crime to pay attention to is “conspiracy” under Title 18, Part 1, Chapter 19.”

“Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act”  (“RICO”)

Racketeer:  A person who commits crimes such as extortion, loansharking, “bribery”, “conflicts-of-interest” and obstruction of justice in furtherance of illegal activities.  (violating ones oath of office to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, could be construed by a normal, reasonable and prudent person as an illegal activity.  The U. S. Congress, or any other legislative body in America, is not given carte blanche authority to do anything they damn well please just because they can get away with it.)

 Under RICO, a person who is a member of an “enterprise” that has committed any two of 27 federal crimes within a 10-year period can be charged with racketeering. (for a list of federal crimes see: Cornell

Those found guilty of racketeering can be fined up to $250,000 and/or sentenced to 20 years in prison PER racketeering count.  In addition, the racketeer must forfeit all ill-gotten gains and interest in any business or enterprise gained through a pattern of “racketeering activity.”  RICO also permits a private individual harmed by the actions of such an enterprise to file a civil suit; if successful, the individual can collect treble damages.

One group of federal crimes under the statute is bribery, graft and conflicts-of-interest as described in Title 18, Part 1, Chapter 11.  This section can be viewed here:

The first entry on this page is “bribery of public officials and witnesses“.  Another federal crime to pay attention to is “conspiracy” under Title 18, Part 1, Chapter 19.

A normal, reasonable and prudent person could easily construe that the bribery, obstruction, conflicts of interest and backroom deal making that went on prior to the Christmas of 2009 in obtaining the 60 Senate Democrat votes necessary to pass the National Health Care Bill, that essentially nationalizes the entire American Health Care industry, was and is an act of notorious racketeering on a grand scale, but also an act of conspiracy as well and subject to RICO statutes.  This is on top of the fact that the legislation is unconstitutional on its face.  There is absolutely no authority under the Constitution for the Federal Government, or any government agency, to force an American to “buy” a product or service.

That same normal, reasonable and prudent person could further construe that what has been going on in the Whitehouse and the U. S. Congress for decades, was and is continuing to be a blatant act of conspiratorial corruption and racketeering for in many cases, personal gain.

Again, a normal, reasonable and prudent person could easily prove damages by the actions of the corrupt criminals that now occupy the Whitehouse and the U. S. Congress, thus subjecting the perpetrators to civil action under Title 18.  Oh yes, these arrogant, narcissistic numbskulls have shielded themselves by what is called legislative immunity, but it is high time that we the people took on their legislative immunity in a full frontal attack in citizen grand juries and federal court and found them guilty of the corruption and racketeering that has become common place in what is known as Washington’s District of Organized Crime and Corruption, or Washington, DOCC. 

These high-minded people ARE NOT above the law, even though they make the LAW and it must be explained to them in no uncertain terms, or the conspiracy, corruption and racketeering, that is now common place in the legislative branch of government at all levels, will continue unabated.  Some of them must go to jail for what they have done.  Many more should be drummed out of office in high profile embarrassment.

There are two effective methods in bring an out-of-control government under control, by WE THE PEOPLE.  The first method is by aggressively prosecuting wrong doing, first by citizen grand juries to expose the political crimes and second in the courts.  The second method is for the states to start exercising their sovereign power under the 9th and 10th Amendments and tell Washington’s District of Organized Crime and Corruption to go to Hell!

But before the states can exercise their sovereign power, there has to be a general purging of existing state senators and reps before even that can happen.  States, and the people in those states who continue to vote for liberals to keep their “pig trough” full, have been sucking on the hind teat of the federal government for way too long and it won’t be easy weaning them.   Most of them have gone broke trying to keep the “pig trough” full.

It’s a long fight ahead, but we’re up to it.  2010 could easily be the year of the conservative.  It is up to conservatives to aggressively make it so.  The fight we face is an all-out war between freedom and abject slavery.   If you value freedom, you had better put a shovel in the ground, or an axe to the tree, because apathy and disinterest will put chains around your feet and hands. 

The government depends on you being a law-abiding citizen.  But what if the laws are wrong and in direct violation of the Supreme Law, our Constitution?  What then is your duty to obey the law?  According to one of our Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson, your duty is none.  In fact, “it is ‘your’ right, it is ‘your’ duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for your future security.”  (an excerpt from the Declaration of Independence)

Ron Ewart, President


P. O. Box 1031, Issaquah, WA  98027

425 222-4742 or 1 800 682-7848

(Fax No. 425 222-4743)