CONTROLLED AND DIVIDED BY THE LIES OF THESE MEN

by H.SkipRobinson © 11/2019

There’s an old joke in politics, “how do you tell if a politician is lying? Their lips are moving. Sadly, the lies are often catastrophic for the majority and surely for the huge numbers of people affected by the social policies they put into place.

I am only going to go back, except for a couple of Presidents, for those in my life to show you how badly they lie and how badly they affect the majority.

Lyndon Baines Johnson; In 1964, two U.S. ships were “allegedly” attacked in Vietnam’s Gulf of Tonkin. President Lyndon B. Johnson got on the air that night to tell the American people about “the unprovoked attack and that he was orchestrating an aggressive response”. In reality, Johnson had already planned to attack North Vietnam. There was no unprovoked attack by the North Vietnamese. In 1965 he said, “For all I know, our Navy was shooting at whales out there”. The infamous Pentagon Paper leaked by Daniel Ellsberg to the Washington Post, New York Times and other periodicals, revealed that both the President and high-ranking Military Officials at the Pentagon lied to the American people to justify escalating the war in Vietnam. The government tried to unsuccessfully prosecute Ellsberg for treason and unsuccessfully sued the Post and Times. Johnson’s escalation of the Vietnam War causing the death of some 58,209 American men and 2,489 are missing. However, even some of my father’s fellow Navy pilots from the 1950s when he flew, men in the late 40’s, were shot down and died in the Vietnam War; escalated on a lie by Lyndon Baines Johnson.  

Richard Nixon; He was a lawyer who campaigned for the White House promising to end the Vietnam War. It later emerged, however, that he had secretly tried to sabotage peace talks in order to improve his electoral chances. “You don’t know how to lie. If you can’t lie, you’ll never go anywhere.” – President Richard Nixon, giving advice to a political associate. I think that sums up the character of Richard Nixon. The infamous Watergate scandal, which forced him to resign before he was impeached was just another part of his corrupt and deceptive nature. Of course, his Republican predecessor Gerald Ford pardoned him from any criminal prosecutions. The military-industrial complex has been one of the major contributors to the campaigns of Presidential front runners throughout our history which is perhaps much of the underlying problem. It is as much a conflict of interest as there can ever be with government contractors able to, directly and indirectly, contribute to both candidates and the two major parties through the RNC and DNC.             

 

Ronald Reagan; “I’m going to Cut the Federal Budget”. He, of course, signed bills that raised the Federal Budget almost every single year during his two, four-year terms in office. This was an important time in our economic history. We could have and should have cut the Federal budget as he promised to do during his campaign and why he won the election. This would have allowed us to balance the budget and not go any further into debt. We are now $23 Trillion in just Federally-issued Debt and over 10% of our $4.2 trillion annual Federal budget today is just interest payments of $479 billion on that debt. Of course, Modern Monetary Theorists, (MMTs) believe erroneously that continually borrowing and printing more debt-based fiat currency is sustainable despite the lack of “any” historically evidence. Not one country in world history has been able to survive such poor monetary and fiscal policies.    

In 1985, Iran offered to free the several hostages they’d taken in exchange for missiles. “We did not, I repeat, did not trade weapons or anything else [to Iran] for hostages, nor will we,” Ronald Reagan told the American people when suspicions started to rise. Though, a few months later, he admitted to doing just that: “A few months ago, I told the American people I did not trade arms for hostages. My heart and my best intentions still tell me that’s true, but the facts and evidence tell me it is not.”

It has always been the policy of the U.S. Government to “not” negotiate for the release of hostages which Jimmy Carter followed, very likely causing him the election against the self-admitted “liar” Ronald Reagan. 

William Jefferson Clinton; On Jan. 19, 1992 Bill Clinton said, “I want to make it very clear that this middle-class tax cut, in my view, is central to any attempt we’re going to make to have a short-term economic strategy.”

But on Jan. 14, 1993 at a press conference, Bill Clinton said, “From New Hampshire forward, for reasons that absolutely mystified me, the press thought the most important issue in the race was the middle-class tax cut. “I never did meet any voter who thought that.”

On Sept. 8,1992, Bill Clinton said, “The only people who will pay more income taxes are the wealthiest 2 percent, those living in households making over $200,000 a year.”

In response to a Bush-Quayle ad that people with incomes of as little as $36,000 would pay more taxes under the Clinton plan, Bill Clinton said on Oct. 1, 1992, “It’s a disgrace to the American people that the president (Bush) of the United States would make a claim that is so baseless, that is so without foundation, so shameless in its attempt to get votes under false pretenses.”

Yet the NY TIMES in the analysis of Clinton’s budget wrote, “There are tax increases for every family making more than $20,000 a year!”

“While Clinton continued to defend his middle-class tax cut publicly, he privately expressed the view to his advisers that it was intellectually dishonest.” (The Agenda, by Bob Woodward, p. 31)

In 1993, President Clinton ushered through Congress a large package of tax increases, which included the following:[2]

  • An increase in the individual income tax rate to 36 percent and a 10 percent surcharge for the highest earners, thereby effectively creating a top rate of 39.6 percent.
  • Repeal of the income cap on Medicare taxes. This provision made the 2.9 percent Medicare payroll tax apply to all wage income. Like the Social Security payroll tax base today, the Medicare tax base was capped at a certain level of wage income prior to 1993.
  • A 4.3 cent per gallon increase in transportation fuel taxes.
  • An increase in the taxable portion of Social Security benefits.
  • A permanent extension of the phase-out of personal exemptions and the phase-down of the deduction for itemized expenses.
  • Raising the corporate income tax rate to 35 percent.

As you can see these tax increases and phase-out and phase-down of allowable deductions did financially impact the middle-class wage earner, negatively. Clinton continued the tax on Social Security benefits to the elderly at a rate of 50%, which the Republican Ronald Reagan has first signed into law. The law is still in effect today negatively impacting middle and lower wage-earning seniors. I expect such actions from a Democrat but aren’t we told  Republicans like Reagan are fiscal conservatives. The idea of social security was to create a pension fund than they turn around an tax the benefits of the elderly 50% if you make more than a whopping $17,000 a year. It’s forcing especially the poorer seniors into poverty.        

“I did not have sexual relations with that woman.”The fact that it is against the law for members of Congress or the President to have sexual relations with interns should have provided him a little more impetuous for restraint. The fact that he then went on to say in defense of his actions, “having oral sex is not having sex.” just makes me think much less of Rhoads Scholars and attorneys. Getting caught with your pants down is one thing, lying and trying to weasel out of it is another.

The Whitewater scandal, or simply Whitewater, was a political controversy of the 1990s. It began with an investigation into the real estate investments of Bill and Hillary Clinton and their associates, Jim McDougal and Susan McDougal, in the Whitewater Development Corporation. This failed business venture was incorporated in 1979 with the purpose of developing vacation properties on land along the White River near Flippin, Arkansas.

A March 1992 New York Times article published during the 1992 U.S. presidential campaign reported that the Clintons, then governor and first lady of Arkansas, had invested and lost money in the Whitewater Development Corporation.[1] The article stimulated the interest of L. Jean Lewis, a Resolution Trust Corporation investigator who was looking into the failure of Madison Guaranty Savings and Loan, also owned by Jim and Susan McDougal.

Lewis looked for connections between the savings and loan company and the Clintons, and on September 2, 1992, she submitted a criminal referral to the FBI naming Bill and Hillary Clinton as witnesses in the Madison Guaranty case. Little Rock U.S. Attorney Charles A. Banks and the FBI determined that the referral lacked merit, but Lewis continued to pursue the case. From 1992 to 1994, Lewis issued several additional referrals against the Clintons and repeatedly called the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Little Rock and the Justice Department regarding the case.[2] Her referrals eventually became public knowledge, and she testified before the Senate Whitewater Committee in 1995.

David Hale, the source of criminal allegations against the Clintons, claimed in November 1993 that Bill Clinton had pressured him into providing an illegal $300,000 loan to Susan McDougal, the Clintons’ partner in the Whitewater land deal.[3] The allegations were regarded as questionable because Hale had not mentioned Clinton in reference to this loan during the original FBI investigation of Madison Guaranty in 1989; only after coming under indictment himself in 1993, did Hale make allegations against the Clintons.[4] A U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission investigation resulted in convictions against the McDougals for their role in the Whitewater project. Jim Guy Tucker, Bill Clinton’s successor as governor, was convicted of fraud and sentenced to four years of probation for his role in the matter.[5] Susan McDougal served 18 months in prison for contempt of court for refusing to answer questions relating to Whitewater.

Neither Bill Clinton nor Hillary Clinton was ever prosecuted after three separate inquiries found insufficient evidence linking them with the criminal conduct of others related to the land deal. The matter was handled by the Whitewater Independent CounselKenneth Starr. The last of these inquiries came from the final Independent Counsel, Robert Ray (who replaced Starr) in 2000.[6] Susan McDougal was granted a pardon by President Clinton.

On Jan. 19, 2001, the day before he left office, Clinton agreed to a five-year suspension of his Arkansas law license and his paying of a $25,000 fine to the Arkansas Bar Association. In exchange, Kenneth Starr’s successor, Robert Ray, agreed to close the Whitewater probe, ending the threat of criminal liability for Mr. Clinton after he left office.

Bill Clinton lied on such important matters, it needs probably another page. Here’s one in line with the Ronald Reagans of cutting the budget. President Clinton said on March 23, 1993, at a press conference: “My economic package will cut $500 billion from the deficit in five years.”

Bill Clinton has been praised as the only President since Eisenhour to have balanced the Federal budget. However, it was not his policies but the policies of the previous Congress that caused the budget to be balanced for just really one year. They had previously decided to close a large number of military bases around the Country and sell most of the land and assets causing the increased revenue in conjunction with his tax increases. We really needed to cut the budget, like Ronald Reagan had promised and failed to do. Clinton added $1.396 trillion, a 32% increase from the $4.4 trillion debt at the end of George H.W. Bush’s last budget, FY 1993.

This is the Debt added to the deficit during the Clinton years: FY 2001 – $133 billion, FY 2000 – $18 billion, FY 1999 – $130 billion, FY 1998 – $113 billion, FY 1997 – $188 billion, FY 1996 – $251 billion, FY 1995 – $281 billion, FY 1994 – $281 billion.

Understand that we can still add debt through government borrowing and run a surplus on the books as Clinton did. The closing and sale of the military bases was a part of the surplus.        

George Herbert Walker Bush (Father); “read my lips no new taxes”.  is a phrase spoken by the then-presidential candidate at the 1988 Republican National Convention as he accepted the nomination on August 18. Written by speechwriter Peggy Noonan, the line was the most prominent sound bite from the speech. The pledge not to tax the American people further had been a consistent part of Bush’s 1988 election platform, and its prominent inclusion in his speech cemented it in the public consciousness. The impact of the election promise was considerable, and many supporters of Bush believe it helped Bush win the 1988 presidential election.

The line later hurt Bush politically. Although he did oppose the creation of new taxes as president, the Democratic-controlled Congress proposed increases of existing taxes as a way to reduce the national budget deficit. Bush agreed to a compromise, which increased several existing taxes as part of a 1990 budget agreement. This is one of the easiest lies to coverup. Promise something you know is unlikely to be passed because the other Party has control of either the House, the Senate or both. This is classic campaign rhetoric 101.

In the 1992 presidential election campaignPat Buchanan repeatedly cited the pledge as an example of a broken promise in his unsuccessful challenge to Bush in the Republican primaries. In the general election, However Democratic nominee Bill Clinton, running as a moderate, also cited the quotation and questioned Bush’s trustworthiness. Bush lost his bid for re-election to Clinton, prompting many to suggest his failure to keep the pledge as a reason for his defeat.

George W. Bush (son); “We have discovered weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.” Of course, when the US Military invaded Iraq, they found nothing but some old saran and mustard gas which incidentally the U.S. has sold them years before. But we already knew that. Our own U.S. weapons inspectors had been in Iraq for years and had found nothing either. G.W. Bush and company thus relied on false intel provided by a known con man and foreign as a provocation to go to war with Iraq. Remember Lyndon Johnson.  

I’m only going to give you the lies of a couple of pre-WWII Presidents to show that this is nothing new. As Nixon alluded to, lying is a necessity in politics if you want to get elected.     

William McKinley; told another war-causing lie. He told Congress that Spain blew up the U.S.S. Maine in Cuba, which started the Spanish-American War of 1898. However, thanks to an investigation in 1976, it was discovered that Spain, in fact, did not blow up the U.S.S. Maine. A fire on the ship reached the boat’s ammunition stock and caused an explosion.

James K. Polk; was the 11th president of the United States, and he set his sights on expanding America’s territories. Specifically, he had his eye on California and New Mexico — Mexican territories at the time. When Mexico wouldn’t agree to sell him the territories, Polk sent troops “into Texas to cross the Nueces and guard the Rio Grande.” Mexico, of course, fired at the troops in response. Polk went to Congress and told them Mexico had “invaded our territory and shed the blood of our fellow-citizens on our own soil.” So began the Mexican-American War

Donald Trump; “I love Wikileaks” and “Don’t you love Wikileaks” were one of his favorite campaign slogans, every time to huge applause before being elected. A sealed indictment by the Trump Administration against Julian Assange was “accidentally” unsealed in another unrelated lawsuit. Since Assange, Edward Snowden and Bradley now Chelsea Manning’s incarcerations and/or necessity to seek political asylum in other countries, whistleblowing has come to a severe halt, unless protected by the RNC or DNC for political purposes.

Barrack Obama; partially won the Nobel Peace Prize for his participation in passing the Whistleblowers Protection Act, campaigned on open and transparent government and partially because he promised to stop the American participation in various wars around the world. Of course, he tried to prosecute more whistleblowers than any President in history. Now the Deep State, politicians and military-industrial complex can go about their corrupt work deceiving and ripping off the American people without fear of someone blowing the whistle on them. And of course, the wars still rage on, despite Trump also during his campaign, promising to bring the Troops home. Are you starting to notice a pattern?

As President Barack Obama entered office after campaigning on greater transparency, he promised, on his first day in the White House, to launch “a new era of open government.” Of course, his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and most likely others, would begin to conducting government business on private email servers “to be more transparent”? 

As for Obama’s record, here’s what history will show: In his eight years in office, the Obama Justice Department spearheaded eight Espionage Act prosecutions, more than all US administrations combined. Journalists were also caught in the crosshairs: Investigators sought phone records for Associated Press journalists, threatened to jail an investigative reporter for The New York Times, and named a Fox News reporter a co-conspirator in a leak case. In Texas, a journalist investigating private defense contractors became the focus of federal prosecution and was initially charged for sharing a hyperlink containing hacked information that had already been made public.

Those Espionage Act cases included the trial of Chelsea Manning, who was held in solitary confinement for nearly one year prior to her military trial, prompting a condemnation from the UN special rapporteur on torture. “The absolute twisted passion with which the administration under Obama’s leadership has pursued whistleblowers is just appalling,” says Norman Solomon, executive director of the Institute for Public Accuracy and co-founder of RootsAction.org. “And as far as I can tell, the administration is unrepentant in that process. There’s just no other administration that comes close.”

Journalists’ concerns about their threatened rights became such a hot-button issue that Obama’s first US Attorney General Eric Holder had to publicly affirm that they would be spared from the confines of a metal cell under his watch. “As long as I’m attorney general, no reporter who is doing his job is going to go to jail,” Holder said.

The frequency of Espionage Act cases under Obama has earned him the reputation of waging a “war on whistleblowers.” New York Times reporter James Risen has called Obama “the greatest enemy to press freedom in a generation.” Damning words, indeed.

In 2015, the United States was about to drop out of the top 50 countries in the Reporter Without Borders’ annual press freedom index, sliding 29 spots since 2009 when Obama took office. In the international watchdog organization’s report, RWB cited the ongoing conflict with whistleblowers for the decline. The United States regained eight spots in 2016, but the home of the Bill of Rights finds itself in the same company as the nations, Burkina Faso and Botswana, and Slovenia—where, RWB notes, “anyone who feels offended or insulted by a newspaper article can demand the publication of a ‘correction’ in the same position in the newspaper.”

And last but not least, the Donald

Donald Trump; He has said so many lies, it’s really hard to know where to start. So, let’s start where Obama left off, with the prosecution of whistleblowers and one of Trump’s famous campaign slogans “I love Wikileaks” and “Don’t you just love Wikileaks” to huge ovations every time he said them. Wikileaks, of course, is headed by the now world-famous Julian Assange held captive, more like a hostage in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London before the U.S. made a deal with the newly elected President of Ecuador to kick Assange, out even those he was there under political asylum. This is where the deep state gets involved with the manipulation of other governments and their heads of state. We back monetarily using taxpayer dollars, those people who are willing to do what the deep state asks, completely outside the purview of the rule of law. Our Constitution does not authorize our government to interfere in the political affairs of other governments, yet this has been the status quo for decades and Trump has no intention of stopping it. It’s his Administration that had Assange arrested by the British and now in Prison. A U.S.  Arrest Warrant for Assange was accidentally unsealed in an unrelated court case, so Trump is following in Obama’s footsteps by continuing to suppress whistleblowers and the free press, whatever little there is out there, mostly alternative media sources with limited or no funding big business.

The New Your Times which is obviously a democratic socialist rage did an interesting story on the Trump lies so far. It’s obviously biased but some of it is sadly true. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/06/23/opinion/trumps-lies.html Here, however, is a sample of the authors at the New York Times lying. They wrote that Trump said “on “ JAN. 23 “Between 3 million and 5 million illegal votes caused me to lose the popular vote.” There are always illegal votes found but the New York Times wrote: (There’s no evidence of illegal voting.) However, I found another New York Times article that contradicts their own authors, on the Trump Lies Story. https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/19/noncitizen-illegal-vote-number-higher-than-estimat/ This article said Trump Didn’t lie in this particular case.

So let’s see if we can find a lie in the above 1st New York Times hit piece because we know for sure we cannot trust this newspaper. One of the stories has to be false.FEB. 28 “We have begun to drain the swamp of government corruption by imposing a five-year ban on lobbying by executive branch officials.” The NYT is correct (They can’t lobby their former agency but can still become lobbyists.) Sadly, Trump has hired many people in his Cabinet that have been in the government bureaucracy for years. He is not draining the Swamp nor is his ban effective at stopping the individual from working with others to lobby their former agency, they just can’t do it directly themselves so it’s unenforceable. https://www.truthdig.com/articles/a-staggering-number-of-lobbyists-have-worked-in-the-trump-administration/  He even hiring lobbyist himself.

With Justice for None; the four henchmen

@ H. Skip Robinson 04/01/2019

It is not hard to acknowledge that when Judges are chosen politically, the Judges will become as much a politician as those selecting them.  The confirmation hearings of Judges have become a political battle so adverse and contentious, that they are partially being fought through the legal system itself.

Of course, this is the worst thing that could ever occur in any society, but it has been the rule throughout human history. The Judges have always been a rubber stamp for the ruling class and the various factions want their candidate to be the one confirmed.  The should give you an indication of just how arbitrary judicial decisions have been and can be.  

“With Justice for None” is also the title of a book by the best-selling author and prominent defence Attorney Gerry Spence, now deceased, who wrote a highly critical review of our legal system.  

“A scathing indictment of how law is taught, practiced, and administered in this country . . . One of the best books ever written on the law.”—The Denver Post
 
“Renowned trial lawyer Gerry Spence takes an in-depth look at the American justice system and reveals a terrible truth: If you don’t have power or money, then you likely won’t receive justice either. The wealthy buy their way out of trouble, while the poor are punished. In an effort to combat this corruption, the author devises a number of reforms, tackling issues in every area of the system from law school to the courtroom.”

This is the truth about our legal system, and I have read and heard hundreds of stories over the years providing additional evidence. If you have the money to pay the extravagant prices the average Attorneys charges, and many of them are “poor to average” at best in their abilities to acquire justice, you will get better treatment that those that don’t have the money. Many of them are highly unscrupulous and will take your money and then do hardly anything to help you. And God forbid, having to use a Public Defender who is an indirect drain on the pension funds of the Judges and other government employees that work the justice system, I call Courthouse Vultures.   

IMHO, with the States and American BAR Associations, they have created a quasi power cartel full of individuals with highly questionable integrity. In 1820, Thomas Jefferson apparently agreed when he wrote; “The Judiciary of the United States is the subtle corps of sappers and miners constantly working underground to undermine the foundation of our confederated fabric.… the Federal Judiciary; an irresponsible body (for impeachment is scarcely a scarecrow) working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a little today and a little tomorrow and advance it’s noiseless step like a thief over the field of jurisdiction, until all shall be usurped from the States, and the government of all be consolidated into one…. when all government….in little as in great things, shall be drawn to Washington as the centre of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated.

Our Judiciary, has allowed, until just this week of 3/15/2019 the “extraordinary” excessive confiscation of money and property through unconstitutional Asset Forfeiture actions protected by the 8Th Amendment to be standard operations by local, state and Federal Law enforcement agencies. Finally, after decades perhaps even a century or so, of unlawful confiscations of property and money from the Citizens by government prosecutors and law enforcement, the Supreme Count finally has upheld and protected one of out constitutional rights, in a case Timbs v Indiana after the appellate determination by the Indiana Supreme Court, affirmed an action so unconscionable that it boggles the imagination.

We all know our political system is inherently flawed because of the effects of money on the system but unless you follow some of the lower and Supreme Court decisions carefully you are not necessarily cognizant of the Courts poor behavior.

I think they got Roe vs Wade right and many others but when it comes to the governments taxing and other confiscatory powers to fine, penalize and imprison, it is as if it is a profitable business to them.

I’ll give you one example. During the foreclosure epidemic, the South Florida Courts literally became a purely arbitrary system with a “rocket docket” mentality as it was being called by Attorneys, forgoing most of the rules of law and this was a determination from the top down, with the Senior Judges telling their subordinates to clear their docket, ruling against the homeowners almost 100% of the time. Come to find out the Judges have their own pension fund and they had invested in some of the mortgage loans sold be Wall Street and the banks.

Despite the various frauds initiated by the banks and mortgage lenders, homeowners lost their homes almost 100% of the time unless the banks made some sort of deal with the homeowners.  Here in So. Florida we still have huge numbers of foreclosures still on the dockets and it is often the banks themselves slowing the process. As a Realtor, I think they are trying to slowly bring these properties on the market so that the keep the inventories low and prices remain high but that’s another issue for another day. 

The rocket docket mentality still exists as far as the Judges siding with the banks, but the legal processes have normalized. If you think justice is being served, it is not. We even have found family members of the Judges being owners of banks or major shareholders. 

In the State of Florida, a jury trial is prohibited for foreclosure proceeding by Florida Statute allowing only the Judges to reside, called a Judicial Hearing over the determination of the cases. How can this even be constitutional? 

What is amazing is that Thomas Jefferson warned us about this so many years ago. He stated: “The opinion which gives to the Judges the right to decide what laws are Constitutional and what not, not only for themselves in their own sphere of action, but for the legislature and executive also in their spheres, would make the Judiciary a Despotic branch.  The new Constitution has secured these (individual rights) in the Executive and Legislative departments; but not in the Judiciary. It should have established trials by the people themselves, that is to say by jury.” Understand that he was writing about the jury being the final arbiter at the Appellate levels just as it is most often at the Circuit Court level. 

In one case We The People v. United States, 485 F.3D 140 (2007), one Judge made the initial decision in the lawsuit to deny the right to petition the government for redress of grievances under the 1st Amendment, a group of 62 questions relating to the Federal individual Income Tax, the U.S. Government would not answer.  A three Judge panel, including the now Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh upheld the usurpation and the SCOTUS refused to hear the case. https://openjurist.org/485/f3d/140/we-the-people-foundation-inc-v-united-states So, we had in this case, just “four” people determining if Citizens have the Right to petition the Government for Redress of Grievances under the 1st Amendment and expect honest answers to those questions.  Siding with Kavanaugh was Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Chief Justice and District of Columbia Circuit Court Justice, Judith W. Rogers. The initial Judge in the lawsuit at the DC Circuit was Judge Emmet G. Sullivan. I call them the four henchmen for usurping one of the most necessary rights of all. Our founding fathers petitioned King George as well and with the same results.

The proverbial question is why have a right to petition the government for redress of grievances, if the Government doesn’t have to honestly respond to questions pertaining especially to the tax laws of our nation? If they cannot answer such questions, how are they able to assess and enforce them?  

It was the single most influential action taken by those in the U.S. Government that made me come to the very sad but honest realization, as those from Princeton University and other academics have concluded. That we are an oligarchy and not a democratic republic any more, quashing the entire notion of any possibility of representative democracy under our current leadership and system. IMHO, it is the judiciary that provides the legal precedence that has slowly allowed the expanded size and scope of powers beyond the constitutional limitations set force in our rules of law.  There are legal and proper ways to amend our Constitution, yet the judiciary has ignored them on many occasions, legislating from the Bench as each political Party contends the other is doing. In all three of the above situations noted above, it was the Judiciary single handedly that was the final arbiter fostering the usurpation of rights protected by the Bill of Rights.           

Here are the 62 Questions posed in the formal petition for redress of grievances under the 1st Amendment presented to the IRS Department of the Treasury, The President of the United States and all 535 members of Congress. https://jurists4justice.com/essays/62-questions-the-irs-government-refuses-to-answer/

It simply comes down to just nine people determining the laws for a nation of 325 million people; two much power in the hands of too few individuals. With the negation of the right to petition for redress of grievances, they have now blocked all of the Citizens ability of any method(s) of direct oversight over those in judicial power, as Thomas Jefferson warned so very long ago.  You can vote your little hearts out and it will have little bearing, these justices are nominated and confirmed by the most politically powerful in our system.  The President and 100 Senators now decide our judicial fate.

Then we wonder why the Government has grown from having just one tax, a luxury import tax, to taxing everyone and everything we do with Gestapo like tactics, WWII Germany would be proud of. Total government spending at all levels is now at $7.4 trillion “annually” and we must borrow $1 trillion of that annually, now placing every household in debt to the turn of about $175,000.00 with a total of just the Federal Government debt now surpassing $22 trillion.

We are literally indebting the future generations beyond their potential of paying it back without debasing our currency even more.  Inflation has only been curbed by the poor economic conditions felt by everyone but the wealthy who appear to be oblivious to the effects placed on the middle to lower socio-economic spectrum.                                              

Lawlessness vs The Law

Larkin Rose explains, what some define as anarchy; without government, how it would work and why a civil society does not require a politically determined government.

Thinking that people will not defend themselves and their property, no matter what laws have been enacted, appears to escape those who claim governments police powers are a necessity in a civil society. The Police spend 98% of their time investigating criminal actions, not stopping them from occurring in the first place. Laws are simply typed words in books on shelves that honest people do not need and criminal ignore.

The Achilles Heel; the IRS Notice of Federal Tax Lien

My discoveries on this issue often plague me as I try to provide them to others, knowing that most will discount them as either “moot”, potentially dangerous to my liberty and somehow, but I don’t know why, theirs, or just a waste of time.

But when you discover a fraud or illegal activities being perpetrated by those in positions of power, is it not our duty to blow the proverbial whistle. To at least make others aware of the unlawful activities.

How about if the actions are so grandiose in their scope and effect, it would have profound implications for our society. How about if it affects our society to the tune of some $1.8 trillion annually. The middle class is being wiped out and we wonder why?

What I discovered can be presented as two separate but contiguous issues. 1. That the government will always refuse to answer two basic questions if you ask them. I’ve tried five different ways, including filing suit again the United States and submitting various  Freedom of Infomation Act requests to get them to answer these questions. The Federal Court even refused to force them to answer and the Supreme Court of the United States refused to hear the appeal, so this is no small matter. Of course, if they won’t answer these two basic questions, there is little chance of them telling you why and of course they never have.

Question 1. “What is the name of the Congressional Act that requires Citizens of the 50 States to pay a Federal Individual Income Tax on their labor when acting in their personal capacity as a private Citizen” and 2. “When was this Act passed into law?” These appear to be pretty straight-forward and critically important questions, right?

So this led me to my second discovery.  I kept asking myself, “why wouldn’t they answer these two important questions”. That prompted me to take a much closer look at all the documents I and others had received from the IRS over the years. Low and behold, not one single document I and others had received, had the Law I had been requesting on it. You thought the proverbial red flag right; actually, I was seeing a white flag in the hands of the IRS Commissioner and his agents but that’s more a fantasy than a reality for now.  It get’s even better. One of the last things I checked was the IRS Notice of Federal Tax Lien (NFTL) that are being filed at the county court levels and the underlying Federal Tax Liens, supporting the filing of the NFTL, as a notice to achieve priority.

Nope, the Law or Statute showing the Act was not on them either. Now here’s the kicker. The law or Statute it represents must be noted on them to be valid as enforceable liens. According to both Federal Statute and Treasury Regulations, the exact phrase for the statute that must be noted on the lien for it to be a valid lien is, “the tax liability giving rise to the lien.” Obviously, all Taxation, for it to be lawful, must be adopted via a government Statute that is lawfully enacted by our legislative bodies, either local, State or at the Federal level. In other words, a government agency just can’t create a tax and be able to enforce it, without it first being properly promulgated through the legislative process and enactment.

So where’s the Legislative Act? Beats me and the Government won’t provide it. FYI: There were well over 2,000 people who participated in the lawsuit.

So, I simply placed some of the Liens I had researched in my book and then just cut and pasted the various elements noted on the liens. So it was pretty easy to provide the evidence for my contention. I take you through it step by step showing each element and the actual text I cut and pasted so you can read and understand it for yourself. I wanted a sophomore in high school to be able to understand it and I think I reached my goal.

Do you want to stop the constant wars and corruption permeating our society or not? In 1950 the entire Federal annual Budget was only $314 billion, surely they can do it now without the Federal Individual Income Tax because they’re still collecting through a plethora of other taxes and regulatory fees, over $1.2 trillion annually. The governments going to bitch and moan, but the waste, earmarks, and pork, if cut, would easily handle most of the cost reduction. That’s what the swamp really is. It’s not necessarily people although there is surely a lot of deadwood and redundancy that could be cut.

 

 

 

 

We’re Not A Democratic Republic; we’re an oligarchy and have been

Several fairly recent Princeton University studies indicate the majority has little to no influence on our system of law or politics. It pretty obvious to many of us, that a relatively small group of people run America and perhaps much of the Industrialized world. Bldg 7 of the World Trade Center didn’t fall down all by itself, or by an office fire, yet not even a valid investigation has been performed as to why it came down and who did it despite the plethora of evidence our own CIA and the Israel Mossad appears to have been partly involved in a pre-planned demolition. If true, as over 20,000 Architects and Engineers call for a thorough investigation, to be able to pull something off of this magnitude, one or the group would have to be very powerful. One of the Groups that is that powerful are the various central bankers and their large investors that meet internationally at the Bank of International Settlement ever two months and often show up at such meetings as the Bilderberg Conferences held annually with there meetings held in total privacy.

Studies such as this one: https://scholar.princeton.edu/sites/default/files/mgilens/files/gilens_and_page_2014_-testing_theories_of_american_politics.doc.pdf is just one of several telling us the truth about our alleged Democratic Republic. We are not a democracy, a republic, or a democratic republic. We are an oligarchy and they are obviously very powerful.

This video is a very good presentation about our system, based on those studies, and one that I recommend everyone watch.  “Corruption Is Legal In America” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tu32CCA_Ig&t=185s

 

 

Estate Taxes; a tax on our families

The reason some people don’t like to pay taxes has nothing to do with greed. It’s principle. They don’t like the government stealing the Citizens money and giving the money out to the largest campaign contributors, friends or family. Many call our system crony capitalism for a reason.

With 1 in 5 working people working for the government, not including the plethora of government contractors, do you recognize the economic problem? This ratio mathematically is not physically or economically sustainable and why both publically and privately we have amassed more debt then we can afford to pay back. Hense the number of bankruptcies and foreclosures over the last 25 years.

Additionally, arguing over inheritance taxes at this point is financially meaningless. It’s too easy for the super wealthy, whom I think some are referring to, to do a plethora of things to protect their assets. i.e. a Living Trust. Simply by placing all your assets in a trust, as the Walton (Wallmart) family did, the successor Trustee became the new manager, upon the father’s death, All the assets remained in trust and thus no taxable event occurred. Whereas with Joe Robbie, the former owner of the Miami Dolphins died, the estate taxes were so high, his children had to sell the team and stadium in order to pay the taxes due because they did not place all the asset in Trust for estate planning purposes. Even though the children had spent years helping their father run the business, they literally lost it all to inheritance taxation. Whereas, the Rockefellas reportedly have over 100 Trusts and have had them for decades for a reason and they have maintained their wealth over generations.

So, why not close up the Trust laws so at least some inheritance taxes are paid? Now here’s the part I want everyone to pay attention to carefully. Because the target of this type tax would simply do something else, to get around it. They’ll sell and move if necessary. Why do you think so many of the multinational corporations have moved their holding companies to Panama? Could it be because of the tax-exempt status? Additionally, you’re not going to beat the super wealthy at the political game they dominate and this is a historical truth going back well over 3,000 years.

Democracy you say. You can’t even get the typical voters to read a legislative bill, much less understand all the complexities. The average voter has no idea what is and isn’t being passed because it is so complex and manipulated by the wealthy. Add in all the faux commentary and we have America with the majority getting screwed as history has shown throughout the ages. Have you ever tried reading a Supreme Court decision in a tax case?

It called going Gult in the book Atlas Shrugged. It’s when the wealthy sell off all their assets, shut down their businesses and move somewhere else, where nobody wants to steal so much their money. That’s one of the reasons so many factories have shut down; 42,000 in just the last 15 years and much more before that.

I did not become a libertarian because I haven’t done my homework or looked at our society realistically. The only way to fight city hall is to either abolish it through a tax rebellion or wait until it collapses, as they all do, under their own corruption and economic failure. The latter is obviously the much more realistic, but it is also the much more undesirable and why libertarians embrace less government, hoping enough people will see the light before it goes dark, and it can, as history shows, really get dark.

The Plight of Small Business in the USSA

In the United Socialist States of America, small business are being forced out of business in record numbers. Automotive repair shops as an example, are closing in massive numbers is communities throughout the country. Why?  

The current recovery, although one of the three longest in U.S. history is also the weakest one ever.  I don’t want to rub it in, but we told you this was going to happen so 35+ years ago. We are the libertarians who may be the most misunderstood ideology of all.

Libertarians believe in less government and we surely don’t believe the things our government text books told us that government is there to do those things we as a society can’t do without government. If private enterprise can build roads, sewage treatment plants, the Panama Canal, bridges, rockets that go into deep space and even private militia groups like the Green Mountain Boys, that without the voluntary associations, the likelihood of America being what it is today, instead of a British colony, would not have occurred. The American Revolution, based

on individual liberty, literally changed the world. Sadly, the average American has lost their will to protect our liberties and thus acquiesce to the status quo for fear of upsetting the apple cart.

Government is not a voluntary association. You are forced to be a part of it, and those that challenge the system are often imprisoned or force to flee like Julian Assange and Edward Snowden, for doing so. Private enterprise doesn’t kill their potential customers or hold a gun to their heads to buy their products; that would be the government. The entire system of nation-states throughout the world are based on brut and violent force if necessary, and they, according to University of Hawaii Professor Rummel, the governments of the world have killed over 200 million people, he calls Democide “just” in the 20th century alone. Whites in Germany and Russia, blacks in Africa and Asians in Cambodia and Laos have all been killed in mass by their own governments, so this is not just human nature, this is directly because of the system of legalized force we call government. Private enterprise doesn’t kill their potential customers or hold a gun to your head to buy their products.  

We have the large amount of chaos, murder and crime today because of government. Just think back on the amount of conflict the various governments have done to the world, and there is overwhelming evidence government is at the very least a major part of the problem. Just 300 years ago, the English and other government were burning people at the stake of being witches. And in the case, the government recruited a church to be a part of the murders.

How about the terrorism so rampant in the world today? As Peter Ustinov stated, “Terrorism is the war of the poor as War is the terrorism of the rich.” The governments do want to acknowledge that these are just poor people fighting back against the atrocities and injustices being committed by the governments of the world. That some of the fighters like ISIS have been financed by the various governments.

We have so many redistribution of wealth schemes instituted at the various levels of government affecting America today, that it requires taxes that are so high, it is forcing people and businesses into bankruptcy and foreclosure at the highest levels in our history, much higher than even the Great Depression.  Small business are dropping like flies and people are investing in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and other highly risky ventures to try to survive. In Venezuela, Bitcoin is being used as a primary currency because the government money has lost so much of it’s value, no one wants to use it anymore. The most stable money gold and silver are so highly manipulated by the various government central bankers that the prices are extremely low to try to prevent the investment in them like is happening to bitcoin. As the U.S. Dollar continues to lose its value, at some point in the very near future, you will see another rush to the bimetals that we haven’t seen in some years.     

Will this happen in America? Of course, no society in world history has ever escaped the negative influences of government. You think the 2008 crash had a profound influence on our society, just wait until the next one hits and it’s coming very soon, many think it has already started.

Taming The Beast

No President in our recent history has been able to curb Federal government spending, which has now grown to $4 trillion annually requiring some 110 different taxes and regulatory schemes to pay for only about 3/4s of the budget, with the other 1/4 requiring historically over $20 trillion in debt to pay for the increasing annual deficits.

Great job America, if you add in the unfunded liabilities of another +/-$60 trillion, the majority is now taxed, regulated and in debt up to their eyeballs guarantying current and future generations will be impoverished for the rest of their God-given lives. In 1950, the annual Federal Budget was only $314 billion. This is pretty simple math if you follow the numbers which I have personally verified through the appropriate government website resources.

This recovery has been the third longest but the single weakest of all 50 recession and recoveries in U.S. history.

It is the belief of many economists like Peter Schiff that the next recession and potential depression has already started and will be worse, because of the above, than both the great recession of 2008 and the great depression of 1929. Timothy Geithner, Former Secretary of the Treasury, former New York Fed President, a student of the Great Depression, and an instrumental party in the structuring of the bailouts, in a Forbes article in 2014, stated the Great Recession of 2008 was actually worse than the Great Depression.

Like with many things, the “Faux” lamestream media and the education system has told us many lies, such as how bad the Great Depression was and how great our government was at saving our society back then and in 2008 & 2009. With some of those same tools now “unavailable” to the Central bankers, you should prepare for some significant changes in our financial and economic system. I strongly suggest you listen to Peter Schiff’s podcasts on YouTube to stay informed on our economy.

You all are my friends and family, so please stay informed and prepare accordingly.

Many economists from the Austrian School of Economics have been telling society for some thirty-five +/- years now that all these problems we are facing today, would eventually occur. Sorry, no one could give you the exact dates, but there is no such thing as a crystal ball. Peter Schiff, I and others did call the collapse of 2008, we didn’t know when exactly when it was going to happen, we just knew it was. Sadly few listened to us so don’t make that mistake again.

I have created a website to start the attempt to cure some of the ills of our society. It is http://jurists4juctice.com where I have laid out my ideas to start the transformation. One of the primary problems within a nation-state is the rubber stamping by the Judiciary of laws which have historically usurped the inalienable rights of the Citizens. It is erroneous to think that the system that is doing this will miraculously correct itself and we have well over 3,000 years of recorded evidence. The Romans were incredible recordkeepers and they collapsed for basically the same reasons we are so we can either learn from our mistakes and be proactive or we can think that it will just miraculously change with the next fearless group of leaders.

I hope you will take the time to read and understand my proposal. If enough people get together, the possibilities then become unlimited. I’ve just trying to get people headed in the right direction that could possibly work.
https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en&fromgroups#!topic/HarrietRobbins/zgLLqyEVHuk

Private Property Rights

The truth is that private ownership of property is the greatest instrument of freedom ever designed and it is sheer folly to speak of granting a man freedom while withholding that instrument from him. Bertel M. Sparks

What Sparks says above, PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS is in my humble opinion the single most important aspect of a civil society.  Protecting them is however perhaps one of the single hardest aspects of a civil society.

How well your society does this, is the difference between life and death for some, poverty and prosperity for others and incarceration and almost unlimited powers and prestige for others.

The universal soldier from a poor family is often asked to risk and thus give up his life for the greater good. He, mostly men, can be from France or Germany, Canada or Venezuela, The Congo or Vietnam and with little wage or other monetary benefits, many become soldiers because they see little opportunity elsewhere to achieve the proverbial life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness every human being aspires to.

If we protected their private property rights, most of the deaths from warfare, both civilian and military combatants would not occur. This is true because if we protected their private property rights, it would also protect our private property rights.

One of the most important property rights is the right to keep the fruits of our labor. Where does government get the money to wage wars? From the taxes on labor and a host of other activities. This right is actually protected by the IV Amendment, the IX Amendment, and the XIII Amendment.  However, if you were to read all the tax and case laws on this single highly important issue, you will find two dominant things. 1. There are a lot of them, both enacted legislation and court cases in the mix and 2. the arguments and judicial decisions have historically become more and more convoluted and unlawfully abrogated, to a point where the government, run by a relatively small ruling oligarchy, just about does anything they think they can get away with, without being lynched. The Federal government today shells out $4 trillion annually from our tax dollars and borrowing and then we wonder why so many are broke and in debt up to their eyeballs.

If the last 235 years has taught us one thing, the government will not be the entity that protects our private property rights. I thus call for the adoption of the Supreme Court Review Board, a voluntary association of Citizens to challenge when necessary, the various usurpations and unlawful abrogation that have occurred to out rule of law.

 

 

Taxpayers Paid Sexual Harassment

It is quite interesting that I did an article on a government contractor back in 2014 in which a company by the name of Westat was seeking women to interview other women about sexual harassment and other types of unwanted sexual advancements. So all you demopublicans that are having to support those men who are being “accused” right and left, paid for this study.
We all know women never lie, especially when it comes to money, and then we wonder why so many men are “allegedly” being targeted, with mostly hearsay evidence. When such taxpayer paid studies are being done, coming up with some juicy evidence is surely desired by the government contractor or their credibility will be diminished for future contracts.
We all know sexual harassment exists, my own girlfriends have told me their stories. My favorite ones are when the wifes of these type guys are overseeing the hiring and firing of employees. They discriminate against the more attractive women because they obviously don’t trust their husbands.
A lot of men are dogs and a lot of women pick and choose which dogs they will and will not tolerate and/or can control. I can’t think of a more suitable couple as the Hillbilly Clintons.