Category Archives: Due process

GOP Party ‘Bandits’: We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Voters!

 

“How is it possible that the people of the great State of Colorado never got to vote in the Republican Primary? ” –  Donald Trump

 

 

I will not be forced to vote for somebody I don’t want!

Trump Delegates scratched from Colorado GOP Convention: Cruz delegate listed twice

 

 

 

Ron Paul: First They Came For the iPhones …

“Nothing in the Constitution can force an exchange of liberty for security”  – Andrew P. Napolitano

Via: ronpaul.com

by Ron Paul

The FBI tells us that its demand for a back door into the AppleiPhone 8 is all about fighting terrorism, and that it is essential to break in just this one time to find out more about the San Bernardino attack last December. But the truth is they had long sought a way to break Apple’s iPhone encryption and, like 9/11 and the PATRIOT Act, a mass murder provided just the pretext needed. After all, they say, if we are going to be protected from terrorism we have to give up a little of our privacy and liberty. Never mind that government spying on us has not prevented one terrorist attack.

Apple has so far stood up to a federal government’s demand that it force its employees to write a computer program to break into its own product. No doubt Apple CEO Tim Cook understands the damage it would do to his company for the world to know that the US government has a key to supposedly secure iPhones. But the principles at stake are even higher. We have a fundamental right to privacy. We have a fundamental right to go about our daily life without the threat of government surveillance of our activities. We are not East Germany.

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Andrew  P. Napolitano: Apples involuntary servitude

John Mcafee:  I’ll decrypt San Bernadino iphone free

 

 

 

Ron Paul: Will The IRS Take Your Passport?

Via: ronpaulinstitute.org

Ron Paul:

A little-noticed provision in the highway funding bill Congress passed this week threatens a right most Americans take for granted: the right to travel abroad. The provision in question gives the Internal Revenue Service the authority to revoke the passport of anyone the IRS claims owes more than $50,000 in back taxes.

 

 

Congress is giving the IRS this new power because a decline in gas tax receipts has bankrupted the federal highway trust fund. Of course, Congress would rather squeeze more money from the American people than reduce spending, repeal costly regulations, or return responsibility for highway construction to the states, local governments, and the private sector. On the other hand, most in Congress fear the political consequences of raising gas, or other, taxes. Giving the IRS new powers allows politicians to increase government revenue without having to increase tax rates. Some even brag about how they are “cracking down on tax cheats.”

Pro-IRS politicians ignore how this new power will punish Americans who have actually paid all the taxes they are legally obligated to pay. This is because the provision does not provide taxpayers an opportunity to challenge a finding that they owe back taxes in federal court before their passport is revoked. Because IRS employees are not infallible, it is inevitable that many Americans will lose their right to travel because of a bureaucrat’s mistake.

It is particularly odd that a Republican Congress would give this type of power to the IRS considering the continuing outrage over IRS targeting of “Tea Party” organizations. This is hardly the first time the IRS has been used to intimidate its opponents and/or powerful politicians. Presidents of both parties have used the IRS to target political enemies.

For example, one of the articles of impeachment brought against Richard Nixon dealt with his attempt to have the IRS audit those Nixon perceived as political enemies. During the 1990s, an IRS agent allegedly told the head of an organization supporting then-President Bill Clinton’s impeachment, “What do you expect when you target the President?” Can anyone doubt that some Americans will be targeted because an IRS bureaucrat does not approve of their political beliefs and activities?

Some support giving the IRS new powers because they think that those who underpay their taxes somehow raise everyone else’s taxes. This argument assumes that the federal government must collect the maximum amount of taxes because the people cannot do without big government. Of course the truth is that the people would be better off without the welfare-warfare state. Wouldn’t we be better off without a national health care program that increases health care costs, or without a war on terrorism that led to the rise of ISIS? Freeing the people from taxation, including the regressive and hidden inflation tax, is just one of the many ways the people will benefit from restoring constitutionally limited government.

As the federal debt increases and the American economy declines, an increasingly desperate Congress will look for new ways to squeeze more revue from taxpayers. Thus, the IRS will increasingly gain new and ever more tyrannical powers over Americans, including new restrictions on the right to travel or even move capital out of the country. The only way to end the IRS’s assault on our liberties is for the people to force Congress to stop looking for new ways to pick our pockets, and instead usher in a new era of liberty, peace, and prosperity by demolishing the welfare-warfare state.

 

 

 

 

 

In Your Face Tyranny: So Obvious Even A First Grader Can See It!

 “I’m an ‘Executive Order’, and I pretty much just happen… and that’s it.” (SNL skit)

 

‘Saturday Night Lives’ parody of ‘Schoolhouse Rocks’  ‘I’m Just a Bill’ pokes fun at Obama unlawfully

imposing an ‘Executive Order’ on America.

Even a ‘first grader’ can see that Obamas’ ‘Executive Order’ on amnesty is UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

 

 

 

Know Your Constitution: If You Dont Know Your Rights, You Don’t Have Any Rights!

Your Constitution is an iron clad contract, enforceable in a court of law – Carl Miller

No state may convert a secured liberty into a privilege and issue a license and a fee for it. – Carl Miller

 

Marbury v. Madison : 5 US 137 (1803):
“No provision of the Constitution is designed to be without effect,” “Anything that is in conflict is null and void of law”, “Clearly, for a secondary law to come in conflict with the supreme Law was illogical, for certainly, the supreme Law would prevail over all other laws and certainly our forefathers had intended that the supreme Law would be the basis of all law and for any law to come in conflict would be null and void of law, it would bare no power to enforce, in would bare no obligation to obey, it would purport to settle as if it had never existed, for unconstitutionality would date from the enactment of such a law, not from the date so branded in an open court of law, no courts are bound to uphold it, and no Citizens are bound to obey it. It operates as a near nullity or a fiction of law.”

(If any statement, within any law, which is passed, is unconstitutional, the whole law is unconstitutional.)

History is clear that the first ten amendments to the Constitution were adopted to secure certain common law rights of the people, against invasion by the Federal Government.”– Bell v. Hood, 71 F. Supp., 813, 816 (1947)  U.S.D.C., So. Dist. CA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carl Miller on The Constitution

Constitutional Law by Carl Miller

 

 

 

 

Police State Overreach: Uncut Grass Leads To ‘Police Raid’

Via: Police State Usa

 

Police barge into innocent woman’s home to make arrest over grass length

“I don’t give a sh*t what you see. Go get your ID,” the officer growled. “You see that?! It says POLICE.”

 

TURTLE CREEK, PA — Police officers barged into a woman’s home because they wanted to arrest the owner because of the length of the front lawn.  A tenant answered the door and recorded the rude, obscenity-spewing cops making demands and entering her home, despite the fact that she wasn’t even the person listed on the warrant.

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The incident occurred on May 29, 2013. Robyn Ruckman discovered that no less than five police officers were waiting outside. Two were from the Turtle Creek Police Department, two were from East Pittsburgh Police, and one was from the Allegheny County Housing Authority.

As Ms. Ruckman answered the door, police treated her rudely and started making demands.  She told them her name but that wasn’t good enough.  They wanted her to produce ID.

“You know, I don’t even see a nametag,” Ruckman told the lead officer.

“I don’t give a sh*t what you see. Go get your ID,” the officer growled. “You see that?! It says POLICE.”

After asking them to stay outside, officers barged into her home.

“No, I can’t wait here, because I think you’re trying to avoid us,” one of the officers said.

Police were performing a 12-hour roundup of the town’s code violators, such as those accused of having uncut grass.

Ms. Ruckman got off easy after she proved her identity; she was just a tenant. The team of officers had been sent after her landlord, Roben Edwards, who had fallen on hard times as she fell ill and struggled with ovarian cancer.

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“I don’t give a sh*t what you see,” the officer growled. “You see that?! It says POLICE.”

“I don’t give a sh*t what you see,” the officer growled. “You see that?! It says POLICE.”

Policing For Profit: Institutionalization of Government Looting Results in Police Robbing Citizens

Via: Institute for Justice

Policing for Profit: The Abuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture

by Marion r. Williams, PhD., Jefferson E. Holcomb PhD., Tomislav kovandzic PhD., Scott Bullock

 

Civil forfeiture laws represent one of the most serious assaults on private property rights in the nation today.  Under civil forfeiture, police and prosecutors can seize your car or other property, sell it and use the proceeds to fund agency budgets—all without so much as charging you with a crime.  Unlike criminal forfeiture, where property is taken after its owner has been found guilty in a court of law, with civil forfeiture, owners need not be charged with or convicted of a crime to lose homes, cars, cash or other property.

Americans are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty, but civil forfeiture turns that principle on its head.  With civil forfeiture, your property is guilty until you prove it innocent.

 

 

 

 

Policing for Profit: The Abuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture chronicles how state and federal laws leave innocent property owners vulnerable to forfeiture abuse and encourage law enforcement to take property to boost their budgets.  The report finds that by giving law enforcement a direct financial stake in forfeiture efforts, most state and federal laws encourage policing for profit, not justice.

Policing for Profit
 also grades the states on how well they protect property owners—only three states receive a B or better.  And in most states, public accountability is limited as there is little oversight or reporting about how police and prosecutors use civil forfeiture or spend the proceeds.

Federal laws encourage even more civil forfeiture abuse through a loophole called “equitable sharing” that allows law enforcement to circumvent even the limited protections of state laws.  With equitable sharing, law enforcement agencies can and do profit from forfeitures they wouldn’t be able to under state law.

It’s time to end civil forfeiture.  People shouldn’t lose their property without being convicted of a crime, and law enforcement shouldn’t be able to profit from other people’s property.

 

Looting By U.S. Government at All-Time Highs

Operation Mini-van: NYPD still using scantily clad female officers as bait to forfeit the vehicles of men looking for sex

Cato Institute: Policing For Profit Podcast

Man Loses $160,000 in New Policing For Profit Case

Forbes: Cops In Texas Seize Millions By Policing For Profit

Romulus (MI) Police Chief accused, with fellow officers, of using asset forfeiture funds to pay for drugs, hookers and personal enrichment

Property On Trial: Texas vs. One 2004 Chevy  Silverado

Police ‘Shakedown’: Where Is The Money?  Give Us The Money And You Can Go!