I'm compelled to offer a commentary of my own after reading many of the comments on this blog.
It has been particularly difficult the past few months watching some of our finest citizens face defeat in our court system while fighting the good fight, and I know many of you, like me, are disheartened by these losses.
The problems are surely rooted at all levels. They include a federal legislature that usurps our rights and trashes our constitution, unethical prosecutors and judges, mentally challenged jurors that have never been exposed to the concepts of freedom or the inside of a law library, and defendants with flawed arguments and poor representation. The list goes on.
If we are ever going to succeed at turning this country around and restoring respect for individual rights and liberties, then we need to understand the dynamics of what confronts us.
Questions arise from the given definitions of employer, employee, gross income, taxable income, etc, the proper application of that pesky section 861, the cross reference table that somehow points in all the wrong directions, the absence of proper procedure in applying for OMB designations, the abuse of powers claimed by authorities under 6020b, abuses of power exceeding authorities granted via pocket commissions and the abuses of levies and liens. The list goes on.
Our courts claim the income tax code too confusing and problematic for a jury, yet they eagerly cooperate with the prosecution in persecuting our citizens who question the interpretation of this same law they seemingly admit is too confusing and problematic for a citizen jury. Shouldn't the courts grant the benefits of the Void for Vagueness Doctrine to any defendant charged with an inability to comprehend the 40,000 plus page tax code written in legalize?
There is a dynamic here that we really need to understand. We have just witnessed juries return guilty verdicts in the prosecutions of Larken Rose, Irwin Schiff, Tessa Rose, and Ward Dean. Somehow these juries never grasped the seriousness of the issues and the questions involved. Instead they seem mesmerized by the prosecuters potrayal of these defendants as deadbeats who don't want to pay their fair share.
We need to do several things right now.
1. Conduct a thorough review of the transcripts from each of these trials highlighting judicial and prosecutorial misconduct and identifying the elements of the governments cases.
2. Conduct recorded interviews with all willing jurors in an effort to understand their reactions to what unfolded in these courts.
In my opinion, task one needs to be completed first in order to conduct a thorough and effective interview with jurors. Once that is completed we can begin the process of arranging interviews with willing jurors.
Please note that it is imperative that jurors are not harassed in any way. Any sense of intimidation will influence their comments and negate any of the resulting findings. Whether or not they wish to particpate is their perogative. I suspect most will not want anything to do with interviews, and that greater success may be realized if we work within the law with reputable third parties to make these arrangments with jurors. I'm sure the government has done similar research in the past.
I also know, in the past, there have been comments left at this and other web sites by angry folks wanting to contact jurors. I would urge anyone who has considered contacting these jurors not to. Peaceful solutions must be found to whatever problems confront us and this nation.
The conduct of the courts in the past several trials should provide sufficient evidence of the unjust and oppressive nature of the system. If so, we should be able to make that apparent through this and a companion web site in the near future. We are still waiting for the transcipts to me made available in these trials. Once we have those we can begin to identify any misconduct.
This battle is not only being lost in the courts, it is being lost in the pool of public opinion. We need to put aside our differences, unite and work together through peaceful means in order to restore this nation to its original greatness.
Let's start by putting together a simple list of the legal question and challenges raised by each of these defendants in a manner that is simple for the general public to comprehend without expending hours of research. Then, let's put together a list of actions the government has taken during these trials to prevent the juries from ever being exposed to the defendants positions.
It seems to be a simple post mortum and it will take time, but we need to get it done.