(Not meant to be complete or exhaustive.)
In the beginning a patriot is a scarce man, hated and feared, but in time when his cause succeeds, the timid join him, because then it costs nothing to be a patriot.
The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. (waiting for attack)
The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more important than either. The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental.
"I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but I still can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do." - Helen Keller
Freedom is just about as difficult as you think it is going to be.
The [true] cost of freedom is not measured in money.
“Get around the idea that you’re ‘no good’. Get around the ‘snares & barbs’ [of American society]. Get INTO yourself, look at your own shit and you will achieve. Every time you get arrested, go to jail, get caught up in the drug scene, be institutionalized, the man wins. The man is the system that will control you and profit monetarily from incarcerating you. I get up each day and stick it to the man by taking care of myself and then going after things that need to be done. I channel my ‘civic’ anger by sticking it to the man each and every day”. --Henry Rollins, Thursday, February 28, 2008 – Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York – WARSAW concert hall, Master Class exchange.
He/she who has the most confidence controls the event, the people or the situation. Think about it.
Notice: F.Y.I., as much as some would like to believe it true, this appears it may be a bogus quote:
"Inasmuch as every government is an artificial person, an abstraction, and a creature of the mind only, a government can interface only with other artificial persons. The imaginary, having neither actuality nor substance, is foreclosed from creating and attaining parity with the tangible. The legal manifestation of this is that no government, as well as any law, agency, aspect, court, etc. can concern itself with anything other than corporate, artificial persons and the contracts between them." S.C.R. 1795, Penhallow v. Doane's Administraters (3 U.S. 54; 1 L.Ed. 57; 3 Dall. 54), Supreme Court of the United States 1795
[ Footnote 1 ] "Where would we really find the principal danger to civil liberty in a republic? Not in the governors as governors, not in the governed as governed, but in the governed unequipped to function as governors. The chief enemies of republican freedom are mental sloth, conformity, bigotry, superstition, credulity, monopoly in the market of ideas, and utter, benighted ignorance. Relying as it does on the consent of the governed, representative government cannot succeed unless the community receives enough information to grasp public issues and make sensible decisions. As lights which may have been enough for the past do not meet the needs of the present, so present lights will not suffice for the more extensive and complex problems of the future. Heretofore public enlightenment may have been only a manifest desideratum; today it constitutes an imperative necessity. The First Amendment, says Justice Black, `reflects the faith that a good society is not static but advancing, and that the fullest possible interchange of ideas and beliefs is essential to attainment of this goal.' [From Feldman v. United States, 322 U.S. 487, 501 (dissenting opinion).]" Cahn, supra, at 102. Adderley v. State of Florida, 385 U.S. 39, 49 (1967) by MR. JUSTICE DOUGLAS, with whom THE CHIEF JUSTICE, MR. JUSTICE BRENNAN, and MR. JUSTICE FORTAS concur, dissenting.
"I had reasoned this out in my mind, there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other." --Harriet Tubman
“As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air – however slight – lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness.” – Justice of the Supreme Court, William O. Douglas
Judge Learned Hand said:
"Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; if it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it."
Famous Quotes About Rights / Liberties
Henry Ford - Best Quotes
Brian Tracy: "Most people achieved their greatest success one step beyond what looked like their greatest failure."
"Maxim: If you know not the name of a thing, all knowledge of that thing perishes.
The name is the note of a thing.
"I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion."
"I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led, and bearding every authority which stood in their way."
"In every country and every age, the priest had been hostile to Liberty."
"I have sworn upon the alter of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." --Thomas Jefferson
"They have gone too far, and they should be made to regret it most bitterly." -- Christopher Hitchens
“The greatest good for the greatest number of people is that they be free.”
"Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action." --George Washington, speech of January 7, 1790 in the Boston Independent Chronicle, January 14, 1790
"The principles of Jefferson are the axioms of a free society." --Abraham Lincoln
"All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.Galileo Galilei (1564 - 1642)
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In his "Farewell Address," George Washington warned against excessive allegiance to any political party:
"Let me now . . . warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party. . . The common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party are sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to discourage and restrict it. It serves always to distract the public councils and enfeeble the public administration. It agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms; kindles the animosity of one part against another . . . . In governments purely elective, it [the spirit of party] is a spirit not to be encouraged."
"A truth's initial commotion is directly proportional to how deeply the lie was believed. When a well-packaged web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker, a raving lunatic." --Dresden James
"The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous he cannot believe it exists." -- J. Edgar Hoover
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." -- Albert Einstein
"The good men may do separately is small compared with what they may do collectively." —- Benjamin Franklin
First: All law is the protection of private property rights, all else is policy, and policy requires consent.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid. --Benjamin Franklin
Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, Get understanding. Proverbs 4:7
Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost. --John Quincy Adams
"Posterity - you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent it in Heaven that I ever took half the pains to preserve it!" --John Quincy Adams
It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a prey to the active. The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt. --John Philpot Curran (1750€ ¦’¶1817)
"[S]o long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men." -- Voltaire
"Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.Voltaire (1694 - 1778)
"Cowardice asks the question: is it safe? Expediency asks the question: is it political? Vanity asks the question: is it popular? But conscience asks the question: is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor political, nor popular - but one must take it simply because it is right." --Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Education is the Apprenticeship of Life"
"The Price of Ignorance is Far Greater than the Cost of an Education"
"All Law is Commerce & Contracts"
"... and pay NO Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain"
"We Do Not Own Our Knowledge; It Is Not Ours to Keep. We Must Share Our Gift of Knowing With Those Who Seek to Know. Learning IS a Blessing, Teaching is a Gift, and Knowledge IS Power! Let Us Empower Others"
"All Truth goes Through Three Stages: First it is Ridiculed. Then it is Violently Opposed. Finally it is Accepted as Self-Evident" - Schopenhauer
"Whoever Cares to Learn Will Always Find a Teacher."
We Move in the Direction of Our most Dominant Thought--We Become in Essence What We Believe.
"Do or Do Not. There is No TRY." -- Yoda
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates.
"...it does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds..." -- Samuel Adams
"There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root." -- Henry David Thoreau
"The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is, not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended." --Frederic Bastiat
"One man with courage makes a majority." -- Andrew Jackson
"Who can protest an injustice but does not is an accomplice to the act." --The Talmud
"If you are thinking a year ahead, sow a seed. If you are thinking ten years ahead, plant a tree. If you are thinking one hundred years ahead, educate the people." --Chinese Proverb
"To preserve liberty it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them." --Richard Henry Lee
"Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding." --Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, Olmstead v. United States, 277 U.S. 438 (1928)
"The rights of the individuals are restricted only to the extent that they have been voluntarily surrendered by the citizenship to the agencies of government."
City of Dallas v Mitchell, 245 S.W. 944
Jamestown Exposition April 26,1907
"We of this mighty western Republic have to grapple with the dangers that spring from popular self-government tried on a scale incomparably vaster than ever before in the history of mankind, and from an abounding material prosperity greater also than anything which the world has hitherto seen.
"As regards the first set of dangers, it behooves us to remember that men can never escape being governed. Either they must govern themselves or they must submit to being governed by others. If from lawlessness or fickleness, from folly or self-indulgence, they refuse to govern themselves, then most assuredly in the end they will have to be governed from the outside. They can prevent the need of government from without only by showing that they possess the power of government from within, a sovereign can not make excuses for his failures; a sovereign must accept the responsibility for the exercise of the power that inheres in him, and where, as is true in our Republic, the people are sovereign, then the people must show a sober understanding and a sane and steadfast purpose if they are to preserve that orderly liberty upon which as a foundation every republic must rest."
"We must Americanize in every way, in speech, in political ideas and principles, and in their way of looking at relations between church and state. We welcome the German and the Irishman who becomes an American. We have no use for the German or Irishman who remains such... He must revere only our flag, not only must it come first, but no other flag should even come second."
Theodore Roosevelt, October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919, 26th President of the United States.
In an 1894 article on immigration.
"In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the man's becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American... There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile...We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language...and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt, 1858 – 1919, 26th President of the United States.
From a letter he wrote to the president of the American Defense Society on January 3, 1919, three days before he died.
"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace; We ask not your counsels or your arms; Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you; May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."
-- Samuel Adams (1722-1803), was known as the "Father of the 1776 American Revolution."
"The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in a time of moral crisis, maintain their neutrality." --"The Inferno" by Dante
Quotes from Ayn Rand's, "Atlas Shrugged", 1957
When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing -
When you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors -
When you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them, but protect them against you -
When you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice -
You may know that your society is doomed.
"There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What's there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted- and you create a nation of law-breakers - and then you cash in on guilt. Now, that's the system, Mr. Rearden, that's the game, and once you understand it, you'll be much easier to deal with."
"We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force." -- Ayn Rand - The Nature of Government
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction." -- Ronald Reagan
"Patriots are not revolutionaries trying to overthrow government. Patriots are counter-revolutionaries trying to prevent government from overthrowing the U.S. Constitution." --Author unknown
"The strength of the Constitution lies entirely in the determination of each citizen to defend it. Only if every single citizen feels duty bound to do his share in this defense are constitutional rights secure." --Albert Einstein
"When a strong man armed, keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace." --Luke 11:21 (KJV)
"Government is not reason; it is not eloquence; it is force. Like fire, a dangerous servant, and a fearful master." --George Washington
"When a man who is honestly mistaken hears the truth, he will either quit being mistaken, or cease to be honest."
ELKINS ET AL. v. UNITED STATES, 364 U.S. 206, 80 S. Ct. 1437, 4 L.Ed.2d 1669
the court in speaking about the imperative of judicial integrity stated:
"In a government of laws," said Mr. Justice Brandeis, "existence of the government will be imperiled if it fails to observe the law scrupulously. Our Government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by its example. Crime is contagious. If the Government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy."
"The limits of tyrants are perscribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress." --Frederick Douglass 1857
"Give me control over a man's economic actions, and hence over his means of survival, and except for a few occasional heroes, I'll promise to deliver to you men who think and write and behave as I want them to." -- Benjamin A. Rooge
"A king can stand people fighting but he can't last long if people start thinking." -- Will Rogers
"We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security." -- Dwight David Eisenhower
"Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does NOT mean to stand by the President or any other public official save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country." -- Teddy Roosevelt
The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth." -- H. L. Mencken
"Living democracy (is when) citizens bring to one another the information they need to put all the pieces together and don't just trust the elite or the regime in power to spoon-feed the information."
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." --John F. Kennedy, 1962
"If a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live." --Martin Luther King, Jr.
"In Germany, they first came for the communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a communist. Then, they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew...Then they came for the Catholics. I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak up." --Reverend Martin Neimoller, German Lutheran pastor arrested by the Gestapo in 1937
Quote attributed to David Rockefeller
We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost 40 years......It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supernational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national autodetermination practiced in past centuries. --Author: David Rockefeller, Source: Trilateral Commission meeting, June, 1991
"What luck for rulers, that men do not think." --Adolph Hitler
"The art of leadership ...consists in consolidating the attention of the people against a single adversary and taking care that nothing will split up that attention....The leader of genius must have the ability to make different opponents appear as if they belonged to one category." --Adolf Hitler (Mein Kampf, vol. 1, ch. 3 (1925))
"The size of the lie is a definite factor in causing it to be believed, for the vast masses of the nation are in the depths of their hearts more easily deceived than they are consciously and intentionally bad. The primitive simplicity of their minds renders them a more easy prey to a big lie than a small one, for they themselves often tell little lies but would be ashamed to tell a big one." --Adolph Hitler
"Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation and I care not who makes the laws..." --Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744-1812)
"Give me control over a man's economic actions, and hence over his means of survival, and except for a few occasional heroes, I'll promise to deliver to you men who think and write and behave as I want them to." --Benjamine A. Rooge
"The few who can understand the system (Federal Reserve) will be so interested in its profits, or so dependent on its favors, that there will be no opposition from that class, while on the other hand, the great body of the people mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantage that capital derives from the system, will bear its burdens without complaint, and perhaps without even suspecting that the system is inimical to their interests." --Rothschild Brothers of London
as submitted by Christine (sovereignwoman)
I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do." ...Robert. A. Heinlein
If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget ye were our countrymen." ...Samuel Adams
The problem isn't what we don't know, the problem is what we believe to be so and isn't so." ...Will Rogers
"Sovereignty itself is, of course, not subject to law, for it
is the author and source of law; but in our system, while
sovereign powers are delegated to the agencies of government,
sovereignty itself remains with the people, by whom and for whom
all government exists and acts. And the law is the definition and limitation of power.
.......But the fundamental rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of
happiness, considered as individual possessions, are secured by those maxims
of constitutional law which are the monuments showing the victorious progress
of the race in securing to men the blessings of civilization under the reign
of just and equal laws, so that, in the famous language of the Massachusetts
Bill of Rights, the government of the commonwealth "may be a government of
laws and not of men." For, the very idea that man may be compelled to hold his
life, or the means of living, or any material right essential to the enjoyment
of life, at the mere will of another, seems to be intolerable in any country
where freedom prevails, as being the essence of slavery itself." ...Yick Wo v. Hopkins, 118 US 356, 370 (1886).
Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so." ...Douglas Adams
Lost time is never found again." ...John H. Aughey
Nanosecond [n] The shortest possible measure of time, discovered recently in New York city. Generally speaking, it is the time between when the traffic light turns green and the guy behind you honks his horn." ...Anonymous
Thomas Jefferson is quoted as saying, "Ignorant and free has never been and never will be."
"Danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedients, and by parts. The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." -- Edmund Burke
"You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You can only be free if I am free." -- Clarence Darrow
"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." -- Abraham Lincoln
"... there is much truth in the Italian saying, 'Make yourselves sheep, and the wolves will eat you.'" -- Benjamin Franklin
References for Life, Liberty, Property, Pursuit of Happiness & A Good Reputation
Alan-Eugene Thorn-Bacon 1951-2004 (sui Juris) - Committee for Return to a Constitutional Republic
!!! FREEDOM = LIBERTY + RESPONSIBILITY !!!
*1 "You have rights antecedent to all earthly governments; rights that cannot be repealed or restrained by human laws: rights derived from the Great Legislator of the Universe." - John Adams, second President for the united States of America
*2 "It is not the function of our government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the Citizen to keep the government from falling into error." - American Communications Association vs. Douds. 339 U.S. 382, 442
*3 "If in the opinion of the people the distribution or modification of the constitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way the Constitution designates. But let there be no change by usurpation; for though this in one instance may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed." - George Washington in his 1796 farewell address
*4 SUPREMACY: "Sovereign dominion, authority, and pre-eminence; the highest state. In the United States the supremacy resides in the People." Bouvier's Law Dictionary
"Our government is founded upon compact. Sovereignty was, and is in the people." - Glass vs. The Sloop Betsy, 3 Dall 6
"The people in their capacity of Sovereigns made and adopted the Constitution; and it binds the state governments without the state's consent. " - 4 Wheat, 402
"There is no such thing as power of inherent Sovereignty in the government of the United States. In this country sovereignty resides in the People, and Congress can exercise no power which they have not, by their Constitution entrusted to it; All else is withheld." - Julliard vs. Greenman, 110 U.S. 421
"...While sovereign powers are delegated to the agencies of government, sovereignty itself remains with the People, by who and for whom, all government exists and acts." - Yick Wo vs. Hopkins and Woo Lee vs. Hopkins, 118 U.S. 356
"Where rights secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no rule making or legislation which would abrogate them." - Miranda vs. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 p 491
"The State cannot diminish the rights of the people." - Hurtado vs. California, 110 U.S. 516
"The claim and exercise of a Constitutional Right cannot . . . be converted into a crime." - Miller vs. U.S. 307 U.S. 175, 178-79 (1939)
"A STATE MAY NOT IMPOSE A CHARGE FOR THE ENJOYMENT OF A RIGHT GRANTED BY THE FEDERAL CONSTITUTION." - Murdock vs. Pennsylvania, 319 U.S. 105, at 113
*5 Article 1 Section 2 of the Constitution for the State of Texas: All political power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their benefit. The faith of the people of Texas stands pledged to the preservation of a republican form of government, and, subject to this limitation only,
"They (the People of Texas ) have at all times the inalienable right to alter, reform or abolish their government in such manner as they may think expedient."
"The people are the fountain of Sovereignty. The whole was originally with them as their own. The state governments are but trustees acting under a derived authority, and had no power to delegate what is not delegated to them. But the people, as the original fountain might take away what they have lent and entrust to who they please." - 4 Wheat, 402
"Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up and shake off the existing government and form a new one. This is a most valuable and sacred right -- a right which we hope and believe is to liberate the world." -- Abraham Lincoln
*6 Article 1 Section 24 of the Constitution for the State of Texas
The military shall at all times be subordinate to the civil authority.
*7 Revision suggested by Russell Smith - Northern Region, Texas Constitutional Militia.
*8 "He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression: for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach himself." -- Thomas Paine
*9 Volume 20: Corpus Juris Secundum PP 1785:
"The United States Government is a foreign corporation with respect to a State.
*10 "The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of governmental power, not the increase of it." -- Woodrow Wilson
"Whatever the form in which the government functions, anyone entering into an arrangement with the government takes a risk of having to accurately ascertained that he who purports to act for the government stays within the bounds of his authority, even though the agent himself may be unaware of the limitations upon his authority." Federal Crop Insurance v. Merrill, 332 U.S 380, 384 (1947)
"Persons dealing with the government are charged with knowing government statutes and regulations, and they assume the risk that government agents may exceed their authority and provide misinformation,..." Lavin v. Marsh, 644 F.2d 1378, 1383 (9th Cir. 1981)
"Public officers are merely the agents of the public, whose powers and authority are defined and limited by law. Any act without the scope of the authority so defined does not bind the principle, and all persons dealing with such agents are charged with knowledge of the extent of their authority." Continental Casualty Co. v. United States, 113 F2d 284 (5th Circuit 1940)
"The extent of the authority of the people´s public agents is measured by the statute from which they derive their authority, not by their own acts and assumption of authority." Sittler v. Board Of Control Of Michigan College Of Mining and Technology, 333 Mich 681, 686; 53 NW2d 681, 683 (1952)
"A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have." --Thomas Jefferson
A fine is a tax for doing wrong, A Tax is a fine for doing well.
No one goes to jail for "breach of contract." But they do go to jail for a "breach of trust."
"It is a well established principle of law that all federal legislation applies only within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States unless a contrary intent appears."
- Foley Brothers, Inc. vs. Filardo, 336 U.S. 281 (1948)
"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 passed. Such a statute leaves the question
that it purports to settle just as it would be had the statute not been enacted. Such an
unconstitutional law is void, the general principles 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 256, & later at Section 177
"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials."
- George Mason, 3 Elliott, Debates at 425-426
"A militia, when properly formed are in fact the people themselves...
and include all men capable of bearing arms." -- Richard Henry Lee
Additional Letters from the Federal Farmer (1788) at 169
"There is something so far-fetched and so extravagant in the idea of danger
to liberty from the militia that one is at a loss whether to treat it with
gravity or with raillery; whether to consider it as a mere trial of skill, like the
paradoxes of the rhetoricians; as a disingenuous artifice to instill
prejudices at any price; or as the serious offspring of political
fanaticism. Where in the mane of common sense are our fears to end if we may
not trust our sons, our brothers, or neighbors, or fellow-citizens?
What shadow of danger can there be from men who are daily mingling with the
rest of their countrymen and who participate with them in the same feeling,
sentiments, habits, and interests?" -- Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers, No. 29
"I will say, then, that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races -- that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races... I, as much as any man, am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race." --From Lincoln's second debate with Stephen Douglas on August 27, 1858.
If we apply for benefits from the government, ie., social security, disability, food stamps, federal loans, student loans, FHA loan, etc. When one fills out a government form and signs under penalty of perjury that they are a U.S. citizen, then that individual IS under the jurisdiction of the federal government. The problem is that 'full disclosure' isn't given, ie., [an] "adhesion contract". It's done under fraud, perfidity and without full disclosure. "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge". --An Informed America
"1. driver license
2. social security card
3. bank signature card
These were the things that were government exhibits. Although they did not mention them, it was implied that these items were their way of showing the judge they do have jurisdiction." --Shirley Peel Jackson, 2007
Administrative Court Clerks are acting as the bond broker for the Corporation, his/her agents negotiate the terms, you sign and the Clerk gives the final approval then your stuck as the surety. It is nothing Constitutional, just business as usual. --An Informed America
"By their fruits you will know them." - Jesus Christ (Matthew 7:16)
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