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Community Organizer or Sovereign Citizen?

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Let’s take this statement from the previous post, taken directly from the website of the F.B.I., and examine it, shall we?

Speaking of these ‘sovereign citizens’:

They could be dismissed as a nuisance, a loose network of individuals living in the United States who call themselves “sovereign citizens” and believe that federal, state, and local governments operate illegally. Some of their actions, although quirky, are not crimes.

As you can see, when one of these ‘sovereign citizens’ sets about to clarify law, or question authority, they are held to a different standard then, say, a Marxist group that wants to stop the enslavement of whales.

“Plaintiffs were forcibly taken from their families and natural habitats, are held captive at SeaWorld San Diego and SeaWorld Orlando, denied everything that is natural to them, subjected to artificial insemination or sperm collection to breed performers for defendants’ shows, and forced to perform, all for defendants’ profit,” the lawsuit states, arguing that those conditions amount to enslavement and/or forced servitude.”

As you can see, by the dismissal of this complaint, there are mechanisms for idiocy like this in the courtroom.

On the other hand, the government chooses to malign patriotic citizens that otherwise don’t harm anyone when they read the Tenth Amendment and expect a government agent to prove their jurisdiction.

Amendment 10

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

It shouldn’t be that hard to do.

Recently, the federal government set about to require the Catholic Church to provide birth control to all its employees- in direct violation of it’s Charter and the 1st Amendment:

Amendment 1

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

The administration tried to ‘walk’ that back by offering a one year moratorium. Ain’t that great? “We’ll give you a full year before we trample your Rights”.  How benevolent!

But instead of repairing the damage, they moved on fast and furiously to the

Amendment 2

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Last Thursday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder appeared before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and said:

“This administration has consistently favored the reinstitution of the assault weapons ban. It is something that we think was useful in the past with regard to the reduction that we’ve seen in crime, and certainly would have a positive impact on our relationship and the crime situation in Mexico.”

On a side note, a kid named Joey Hudy brought a marshmallow cannon to a science fair at the White House.

H/T Reuters

 

The expression is one of a true gun grabber. But be that is it were, let’s move on to

Amendment 3

No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.

What? You thought that was the end of it? Don’t be silly. There is this piece in The American Thinker. Why quarter troops in civilian areas when you can bring the civilians to the troops?

Amendment 4

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

You just need to look at SOPA and PIPA to see how this Amendment is trashed. If that’s not good enough, they’ll put drones up.

 

Amendment 5

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

Think I’m kidding? Try this:

“This is a very dangerous case because it could have very serious repercussions for religion,” Cassar said, according to the Detroit Free Press. “If a pastor is allowed to testify against a member of his church about privileged communications, no one will want to confess their sins to their pastors.”

Amendment 6
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.
Forget about redlight cameras think speed cameras.
Amendment 7
In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
Just tell that to the judge the next time you get a speeding ticket. Tell them you want a jury trial and to confront the camera- you’ll be labeled a ‘sovereign citizen’.
Amendment 9
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
Go ahead. Name one. The government has taken them all. You can’t name one.
Amendment 10
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
Thus, when these ‘sovereign citizens’ reserve their Rights they must be disparaged. Asking for proof from the government makes one a right-wing nut-job.
On the other hand, a “community organizer” can do exactly what these people are doing and not one disparaging word can be heard.
On October 24, 2008 Pamela Geller posted an extensive piece on candidate Obama. In it, there was this:
“Make the enemy live up to their (sic) own book of rules,” Alinsky wrote in his 1989 book Rules for Radicals. When pressed to honor every word of every law and statute, every Judaeo-Christian moral tenet, and every implicit promise of the liberal social contract, human agencies inevitably fall short. The system’s failure to “live up” to its rule book can then be used to discredit it altogether, and to replace the capitalist “rule book” with a socialist one”
As you can see, making government live up to every word of every law and statute only applies to communists. When normal citizens do the same thing it’s a non-starter.

 

Again from Pamela Geller’s 2008 post:

The result, they predicted, would be “a profound financial and political crisis” that would unleash “powerful forces … for major economic reform at the national level.” Their article called for “cadres of aggressive organizers” to use “demonstrations to create a climate of militancy.” Intimidated by threats of black violence, politicians would appeal to the federal government for help. Carefully orchestrated media campaigns, carried out by friendly, leftwing journalists, would float the idea of “a federal program of income redistribution,” in the form of a guaranteed living income for all — working and non-working people alike. Throw in Universal Healthcare and local officials would clutch at this idea like drowning men to a lifeline. They would apply pressure on Washington to implement it.With every major city erupting into chaos, Washington would have to act. This was an example of what are commonly called Trojan Horse movements — mass movements whose outward purpose seems to be providing material help to the downtrodden, but whose real objective is to draft poor people into service as revolutionary foot soldiers; to mobilize poor people en masse to overwhelm government agencies with a flood of demands beyond the capacity of those agencies to meet. (ACORN) The flood of demands was calculated to break the budget, jam the bureaucratic gears into gridlock, and bring the system crashing down. Fear, turmoil, violence and economic collapse would accompany such a breakdown — providing perfect conditions for fostering radical change. That was the theory.

 

This  guy that throws like a girl. He thinks there are 58 states. But don’t question his muslim faith.
“Permit me to hint whether it would not be wise and seasonable to provide a strong check to the admission of foreigners into the administration of our national government; and to declare expressly that the command in chief of the American army shall not be given to, nor devolve on any but a natural born citizen.”
–John Jay letter to George Washington
This guy is not an American. No American would do these things to other Americans.
We now know how Obama got into Harvard, but did he get in as a foreign exchange student? How could an American get in to Harvard thinking there are 58 States?
Powerful forces put this guy in this position. It’s going to take some powerful forces to expel him.