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The Rutherford Institute: Constitutional Q&A: American Community Survey

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Also available, The Rutherford Institute has developed a form letter that you may use in standing up against the government’s attempt to force you to disclose personal information

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In an age when the government has significant technological resources at its disposal to not only carry out warrantless surveillance on American citizens but also to harvest and mine that data for its own dubious purposes, whether it be crime-mapping or profiling based on race or religion, the potential for abuse is grave. As such, any attempt by the government to encroach upon the citizenry’s privacy rights or establish a system by which the populace can be targeted, tracked and singled out must be met with extreme caution.

The American Community Survey (ACS) qualifies as a government program whose purpose, while seemingly benign, raises significant constitutional concerns.

Empowered by Congress with greater powers to amass information about citizens, the Census Bureau introduced the ACS in 2005. Unlike the traditional census, which is limited to a simple head count every ten years for the purpose of establishing representation in Congress, the ACS is sent on an ongoing basis to about 3 million homes every year at a reported cost of hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars.[2]

Individuals who receive the ACS must complete it or be subject to monetary penalties. Although no reports have surfaced of individuals actually being penalized for refusing to answer the survey, the potential fines that can be levied for refusing to participate in the ACS are staggering. For every question not answered, there is a $100 fine. And for every intentionally false response to a question, the fine is $500. Therefore, if a person representing a two-person household refused to fill out any questions or simply answered nonsensically, the total fines could range from upwards of $10,000 and $50,000 for noncompliance. More

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Whistleblower’s! : Lawrence Lucas & USDA civil rights update

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The DoJ Dodges a Bullet on Wilson/Brown Decision

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A recent article made the statement that ” When officers are on untitledvvvduty, they don’t know if at the end of the day, they are going home, to the hospital or to the morgue”.  Strange, that is just how the public feels when they are confronted by them.

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The Department of Justice (an oxymoron if there ever was one) just issued its decision regarding the death of Michael Brown at the hands of Ferguson, Missouri police officer Wilson that occurred in November 2014. Like millions of other people, I was not there. I have no idea what did or did not happen other than what was related on the MSM, and you already know 99% of what comes from them is pure BS.

The DoJ determined that Michael Brown’s civil rights had not been violated. So, let me get this straight…… according to grand jury testimony, an officer confronts a man in the street and tells him to get on the sidewalk, they argue, scuffle, then he fires a total of 16 shots at him, two from inside his vehicle, one directly through the top of his head within 6-8 inches…..and the DoJ was concerned with whether his civil rights were violated? That’s what they were investigating?

As an aside:   Thanks to what had to have been careful questioning and very rehearsed answers, Wilson swore under oath that he stopped the men because he recognized their clothing from the description given for the robbery……. a robbery he could not and did not know about at the time he confronted Brown.  Did  Wilson knowingly commit perjury and intentionally lie to the grand jury about what really happened that day?

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Southern Poverty Law Center: A threat to our Constitutional Republic

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The Intelligence Report published by the Southern Poverty Law Lie Center is out!  On these lists of 21150explosionsupposed threats to the government are the Oathkeepers, Democrats Against Agenda 21 (I am a member!) Post Sustainability Institute,  The Tenth Amendment Center, We Are Change, We The People and many other pro-American and Constitutionally based organizations originating from multiple political philosophies.  SPLC has decided that patriot groups who support the Constitution and are pro-American, are a threat to the nation.  So much so that they compiled these lists of people and groups who scare them really, really bad…..and they send these lists over to any of the federal agencies who spy on us, compile dossiers on all of us and who want to put drones in our skies to watch all of us, I suppose with the thinking that if they keep tattling on others no one will be watching them.

According to SPLC , its magazine the Intelligence Report is the nation’s preeminent periodical monitoring the radical right in the U.S.  The only problem is…….there are just as many on the left and in the middle who are determined to preserve our liberty and our republic and who find the activities of the likes of SPLC to be a cancer on the nation.  This mixing of political ideals seems to pass by those big thinkers at SPLC.

It is our constitutional right!

Who ever thought we would see the day in this country, that advocating for the Constitution, for fundamental freedoms and liberty would be deemed a threat…to the government.  And why would SPLC decide that pro-liberty, anti United Nations interference in our country, and the refusal of law officers and military personal to violate our rights, to possibly use lethal force against us…… as something that represents a threat?  A threat to whom?

We have fundamental liberties that include the right to freely assemble, to freely associate, to travel freely between the states and the freedom of speech, among many others.  The lists SPLC has compiled is viciously opposed to the exercise of these freedoms unless it is in correlation with their philosophy……..whatever that actually is.

An Uber wealthy “non-profit”

The Southern Poverty Law Lie Center had an illustrious history at one time.  Founded primarily to fight for civil rights, the SPLC has devolved into a modern day electronic propaganda machine that peddles disinformation for the government and makes a truckload of money doing it.  This so-called “non-profit” corporation now has net assets as of 2012 ending, of $256,554,758.

From SPLC pages:

The Southern Poverty Law Center is the country’s most effective nonprofit organization fighting dangerous extremist groups. We’ve documented a staggering 1,007 hate groups operating in our country — a nearly 70% increase since 2000.

Actually the SPLC is the country’s most lucrative non-profit dedicated to creating fictional threats out of thin air and, it is by far one of the most dangerous extremist groups operating at this time.  SPLC exists today as a clear and present danger to our Constitutional Republic and advocates ferociously for an end to it.  That is what is staggering.

In truth, the Southern Poverty Law Lie Center has documented very few actual so-called [hate groups].  There are the usual suspects, i.e., the Aryan Brotherhood, etcetera, and instead have focused on those who support the Constitution and who object to the infringement of rights secured by that document. More

The Absolute Right to a Trial by Jury

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Mr. Don Bird below is pressing the point with his California State Legislator, with whom he has gained an open door of opportunity.

You see, back in 1969 a plot was engineered by the California Legislators that if they could dispose of the right to a jury in criminal cases, they could expedite cases much faster without the involvement of juries. To pull off this plot against the People of California, they had to “invent” a whole new class of jury less crimes33049_1thm heretofore unrecognized in the Constitution called “Infractions.”

While Don Bird wishes to keep his challenge limited to the State of California Constitution, I am not so limited in my lead-in statements. The fact is, in our U.S. Constitution it is clearly written:

“The trial of all crimes, except in cases of impeachment, shall be by jury.” Article III, Section 2, Clause 3.

The two controlling words herein are “except,” and “shall.” There is but only one criminal jury trial exception, and that is in matters of impeachment, otherwise there “shall” be a jury trial.

And, yes, the California State Constitution, as well as all states, recognizes that its Constitution and laws are subjective to the U.S. Constitution,

“The State of California is an inseparable part of the United States of America, and the United States Constitution is the supreme law of the land.” Article III, Section I.

Here, I would like to relate to a humorous actual incident of a criminal trial in which I was called upon to appear in court and to answer to the criminal charge involved therein. Pursuant to Article I, Section 16, “Trial by jury is an inviolate right and shall be secured to all,” More

The FDA: Close this abomination down!

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Marti Oakley  2012/All rights Reserved

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One of the greatest threats we face today is what many refer to as the “Food and Death Administration”. (FDA) Far from being a protector of the public health, the true intent of this agency was revealed in the ongoing senate hearings regarding S 3187.

The American public has become increasingly alarmed over the use of the word “modernization” in connection with anything coming out of the District of Criminals. Modernization generally means we are about to get another federal corporate agency expansion that will subject us to foreign agreements, which will grossly infringe on our rights to be left alone by government, and, which will effectively militarize some federal agency against the public. These “modernizations” generally conflict with constitutional protections and grossly expand or create enforcement arms of various agencies.

S 3187 is primarily concerned with increasing the pay-to-play administrative fees; in other words they are going to charge those who contract with them more while at the same time shortening the time it takes to get all pharmaceuticals approved. Well! My goodness! That is exactly what we need to do. We need to fast track the approval process for more drugs that kill, harm and impair the public.

Sen. Tom Harkin (D) IA, introduced the bill claiming it had broad support and acknowledging that they had a great deal of input from stakeholders: THE PRESCRIPTION DRUG MANUFACTURERS, THE PHARMACISTS, THE DRUGSTOREs. He also claimed that consumer groups were involved in the process. More

TS Radio: Guardianship Abuse with Mary Ellen & Michael Taylor

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No one is bound to obey an unconstitutional law and no courts are bound to enforce it.”

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By Marti Oakley (c) 2010   All Rights Reserved

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“The general misconception is that any statute passed by legislators bearing the appearance of law constitutes the law of the land. The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land, and any statue, to be valid, must be in agreement. It is impossible for both the Constitution and a law violating it to be valid; one must prevail. This is succinctly stated as follows:

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judge_deesWashington D.C., known more these days as the “district of criminals” commits so many crimes each day as a collective body that a moratorium on government should be declared until we can clean this nest of globalists, these kissers of corporate butts who seem more determined to protect their own private interests than protecting our country from obliteration by global cabals. 

As congress moves forward with plans to end our sovereignty, as they collude with foreign interests to take our jobs, to destroy our culture and to subject us to international laws and agreements harmful to us as a nation, we need to remember who we are.  We are not globalists; we are Americans.  We are not “citizens” of some new world… We are not a collection of mindlessly identified numbers and codes, biometric identifiers, or mindless sheep that don’t understand what is being done to our nation. We are the greatest society to have ever existed.  WE ARE AMERICANS.  More

Unconstitutional laws and the courts

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“Since an unconstitutional law is void, the general principals follow that it imposes no duties, confers no rights, creates no office, bestows no power or authority on anyone, affords no protection, and justifies no acts performed under it..

Consider this opinion of the Supreme Court:

“The general misconception is that any statute passed by legislators bearing the appearance of law constitutes the law of the land. The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land, and any statue, to be valid, must be in agreement. It is impossible for both the Constitution and a law violating it to be valid; one must prevail. This is succinctly stated as follows:

The general rule is that an unconstitutional statute, though having the form and name of law, is in reality no law, but is wholly void, and ineffective for any purpose; since unconstitutionality dates from the time of its enactment, and not merely from the date of the decision so branding it.

An unconstitutional law, in legal contemplation, is as inoperative as if it had never been passed. Such a statute leaves the question that it purports to settle just as it would be had the statute not been enacted.”

“Since an unconstitutional law is void, the general principals follow that it imposes no duties, confers no rights, creates no office, bestows no power or authority on anyone, affords no protection, and justifies no acts performed under it..

A void act cannot be legally consistent with a valid one.

An unconstitutional law cannot operate to supersede any existing valid law.

Indeed, insofar as a statute runs counter to the fundamental law of the land, it is superseded thereby.

No one is bound to obey an unconstitutional law and no courts are bound to enforce it.”  Sixteenth American Jurisprudence, Second Edition, Section 177. (late 2nd Ed. Section 256)

Patriot Act still unconstitutional

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By Michael Webster Syndicated Investigative Reporter: April 18, 2009 at 12:00 PM PST-Revised Oct 12, 2009 at 12:00 Pm PDT

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Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to reauthorize three expiring provisions in the USA PATRIOT Act. While the bill they passed allegedly strengthened civil liberties in reality, the Committee failed to make any meaningful improvements to the Patriot provisions that violate citizen’s basic rights. Strangely, the Obama Administration played a significant behind the scene role in opposing stronger civil liberties protections, directly contradicting Obama’s positions as a Senator. More

The Lost People: Amish vs NAIS Part I

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Posted September 26, 2009 3:25 pm CST                  amish

 

By Paul Griepentrog

 The Lost People: Part I

Earlier this year my father gave me a book outlining the heritage of my ancestors, on his mother’s side of the family, a beautifully done collection of photos and history. They even had detailed information of their Pomeranian origins and the reason for their exodus, religious persecution. Not an uncommon occurrence in those times, as this country was, for many, the destination of the oppressed. In an ironic twist of fate we now have come full circle, with our government becoming the oppressors of religious freedom.

In an incident stemming from the outbreak of pseudo rabies in Clark Co. where 47 Amish farms that had their hogs killed, because of two positive tests in Russian boar pigs, none of the farmers involved had their property registered as a “premises”. The Wisconsin DATCP took it upon themselves to prosecute only one of the 44 farmers remaining. Emmanuel Miller Jr. was chosen for prosecution, having written a letter to the D.A. Darwin Zwieg, stating that collectively the group had decided to leave it up to Zwieg and Judge Jon Counsell to find an attorney to represent them. In an act of faith reminiscent of Daniel, the letter indicated that the Amish would trust that God’s guidance would direct them.

Duane Brander, Compliance Officer, acting under orders from Dr. Paul McGraw DVM head of the animal health division of the Dept of Ag. determined that forced compliance was necessary. In an effort to make a landmark case against the religious objections of the Amish and others, Zweig stated that “the case was filed as a complex forfeiture.” More

Senators continue their assault on American citizens

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S 717  is the latest attempt to force states to comply with REAL ID.  As usual, money is being waived in the face of state legislatures and governors, all of which are laboring under the devastating costs of illegal immigration, and a failing economy.

 

It seems no one has informed anyone in our government that the establishment of a national ID by Homeland Security is strictly prohibited in their charter. 

 

In almost every state citizen groups are organizing and fighting back against government imposed surveillance implemented not as a tool for fighting terrorism, but as means to terrorize the American public into submitting to dictatorial rule.

 

Nothing in the REAL ID act will prevent terrorism.  It isn’t meant to.  It is part of the global intent to tag and track every human being on the planet using not only biometrics, but also facial recognition, iris scans, thumb and finger printing and collecting the DNA not only of adults, but of newborn babies. 

 

England has aggressively begun surveillance of its population.  Camera’s located every few feet on every street and within every business track and record every movement the Briton’s make.  England has also issued what is called the [oyster card]:  A national ID that makes it impossible for any free person to conduct business, buy or sell, or to board a plane or travel even in-country without it being duly recorded.  Just walking down the street in London can result in one individual being photographed several hundred times.  England has been and is the testing ground for most invasive technology resulting from governments’ desire to totally control their populations.

 

Not one of the senators sponsoring this attack on the American public can give us one valid reason for why this should happen.  What they will give us is some exaggerated hypothetical scenario that might happen if we don’t comply.  Actually, what they are doing is threatening us. 

 

The terrorists we need to fear most are seated in our House and Senate with few exceptions.

 

© 2008 Marti Oakley

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=s110-717

 

2/28/2007–Introduced.

Identification Security Enhancement Act of 2007 – Repeals title II of the Real ID Act of 2005.

 

 GovTrack.us. S. 717–110th Congress (2007): Identification Security Enhancement Act of 2007, GovTrack.us (database of federal legislation) <http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s110-717&tab=summary&gt;

 

Prohibits federal agencies from accepting state-issued driver’s licenses and personal identification cards after specified deadlines unless such identification conforms to the minimum standards promulgated under this Act.

 

Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to:

 

(1) establish by regulation minimum standards for acceptance of state-issued driver’s licenses and personal identification cards by federal agencies;

 

(2) establish a negotiated rulemaking process before publishing such standards; and

 

(3) award grants to states to assist them in conforming to such standards.

 

 

Sen. Daniel Akaka [D-HI]  Author of  S 717

 

Co-sponsors

 

Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT]

 

Sen. Lamar Alexander [R-TN]

Sen. Max Baucus [D-MT]

Sen. John Kerry [D-MA]

Sen. Claire McCaskill [D-MO]

Sen. John Sununu [R-NH]

Sen. Jon Tester [D-MT]

 

Keith Olbermann Broke Up With Me!

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http://www.opednews.com/articles/Keith-Olbermann-Broke-Up-W-by-Shannyn-Moore-081120-616.html

 

November 20, 2008

Headlined on 11/20/08:

by Shannyn Moore     Page 1 of 3 page(s)

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“Like it’s not bad enough. I’ve been hearing loons talk about secession up here my whole life. In Alaska, the three top ballot seats: President, Senate and House of Representatives, have candidates on the ballot from the secessionist Alaska Independent Party. In two of the three, the AIP holds at least 4% of the vote. The felonious Ted Stevens looks like he has convinced over a hundred thousand Alaskans what he couldn’t convince 12 jurors of a few weeks ago.

Now, Keith Olbermann has the temerity to ask if it’s too late to sell Alaska back to the Russians. Repeatedly. America’s liberal boy-wonder is breaking up with me. He’s not the only one suggesting putting Alaska up on eBay, but I can only handle one break up at a time. Consider this partner counseling; the circle of truth; the trust tree.*

I’m like many Alaskans, just not the one you’ve been forced to get to know lately. I know what newspapers I read. I know Africa is NOT a country. I know Stephen Harper is the Prime Minister of Canada, and I know he has T.V. perfect hair. I know who makes up NAFTA – which I thought was a crock when it passed. My favorite birthday present this year was the return of Habeas Corpus in a 5-4 US Supreme Court decision on June 12th.

I’ve never been to New York City, but I wanted to puke in my mouth watching the Republican National Convention’s “9/11 Tribute to Fear.” I wasn’t born in the 60’s, but I know what race baiting is. I know the public executions of JFK, Malcolm X, MLK, and RFK-all in a five year span-drove the American progressive movement into a coma for nearly 40 years. A once empowered, liberal generation sat like Terry Schiavo watching balloons float by; Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Bush I, Bush II. Wars, the corporate job-exporting economy, the perilous environment, expanded human rights violations, erosion of civil rights, The US Constitution compromised; none of it registered due to blunt force trauma on the American psyche.”

Read the full article here:

 

http://www.opednews.com/articles/Keith-Olbermann-Broke-Up-W-by-Shannyn-Moore-081120-616.html

 

This is such a good article……please take the time to read it.  This authors’ sense of humor is refreshing, yet the article makes some very relevant observations.

Field Manual Detailing Military Police Actions

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Field Manual Detailing Military Police Actions
http://www.gulfwarvets.com/internment.htm
 

To Every American I Can Reach:
PLEASE take the time to go to the link below and download the Army Field Manual 3-19.40 as soon as possible — before it is made unavailable!

Note that this manual was published just about 6 weeks before the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks made it possible for the administration to ram through laws which drastically attack civil rights in this country. Whether the timing is coincidental or part of a plan is genuinely immaterial — facts are facts and are ignored ONLY at our peril.
I implore you to download this Field Manual, read and digest it, then consider its implications to YOUR future freedom. Our enemies are deadly serious and, if we have any hope of remaining a free people, we had DAMN WELL get just as serious about protecting our freedoms as they are about taking them away.

MILITARY POLICE INTERNMENT/RESETTLEMENT OPERATIONS (Official U.S. Military policy regarding concentration camps)

http://www.adtdl.army.mil/cgi-bin/atdl.dll/fm/3-19.40/toc.htm

Gulf War Veterans Association

http://www.uslaboragainstwar.org/article.php?id=3306

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