Constitution Ruled Inadmissable as Evidence
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 1998 13:30:51 PST
Judge upholds government motion to redact defense
exhibit of the Citizens Rule Book
by Don Harkins
In a court document dated February 18, 1997, U.S.
Attorneys Katrina Pflaumer, Susan Dohrmann and Gene Porter filed a motion in Western
District of Washington U.S. District Court calling for the "Government's redaction of
defense exhibit F14, the Citizens Rule Book Jury Handbook."
The motion to have the Citizens Rule Book removed
as evidence (which had been presented by John Pitner, et al, who were on trial for
"militia activities,") came after the judge and the federal attorneys had
censored the defense exhibit by removing some of the pages of the handbook in a way so
that the jury would not know that the evidence had been tampered with.
The government's reason for wanting the Citizens
Rule Book deemed inadmissible as evidence: Because it contains quotes from our framers and
founders which clearly explain the intent of the jury system and the rights and
responsibilities of jurors. The federal attorneys maintain that, "...the jury needs
`no jury handbook' because the only appropriate and legal guidance are in the Court's
instructions which the jury is required to follow."
It is the position of the federal government and
judges that jurors must follow judges' instructions only. It was the position of our
Founding Fathers and Supreme Court justices that jurists were to follow their conscience
in the full knowledge of their rights and responsibilities as jurors.
One position attempts to empower government
entities to control the outcomes of trials by juries of one's peers.
The other position empowers citizens to use their
own minds to determine the outcomes of trials by juries of one's peers.
Is there any reason to question why the
government does not want fully informed jurors to sit in judgment of their peers? Is there
any reason to question why the government has found it important to have the Citizens Rule
Book disallowed as evidence?
Can you see now why there has been a growing
movement to discard the jury system as dysfunctional? Can you see now that the jury system
has been sabotaged by judges (the state) so that people will be fooled into discarding it
all by themselves?
As a juror, as the jury system was intended by
the Founding Fathers, you are more powerful than the president.
That is why the state wants you to demand that
the jury system be replaced with something "better."
Excerpts from the Citizens Rule Book: Jury Duty
The purpose of this article is to revive, as
Jefferson put it, "The Ancient Principles." It is not designed to promote
lawlessness or a return to the jungle. The "Ancient Principles" refer to the Ten
Commandments and the Common Law. The Common Law is, in simple terms, just plain common
sense and has its roots in the Ten Commandments. In 1776 we came out of BONDAGE with
FAITH, UNDERSTANDING and COURAGE.
Even against great odds, and with much bloodshed,
we battled our way to achieve LIBERTY. LIBERTY is that delicate area between the force of
government and FREEWILL of man. LIBERTY brings FREEDOM of choice to work, to trade, to go
and live wherever one wishes, it leads to ABUNDANCE, ABUNDANCE, if made an end in itself,
will result in COMPLACENCY which leads to APATHY. APATHY is the "let George do
it" philosophy. This always brings DEPENDENCY. For a period of time, dependents are
often not aware they are dependent.
They delude themselves by thinking that they are
still free "We never had it so good" -- "We can still vote, can't we?"
Eventually abundance diminishes and DEPENDENCY becomes known by its true nature:
BONDAGE!!! There are few ways out of bondage. Bloodshed and war often result, but our
founding fathers learned of a better way. Realizing that a CREATOR is always above and
greater than that which He creates, they established a three vote system by which an
informed citizenry can control those acting in the name of government. To be a good master
you must always remember the true "pecking order" or chain of command in this
1. GOD created man 2. Man created the
Constitution ... 3. Constitution created government ... 4. Government created corporations
The base of power was to remain in WE THE PEOPLE
but unfortunately, it was lost to those leaders acting in the name of government, such as
politicians, bureaucrats, judges, lawyers, etc. As a result America began to function like
a democracy instead of a REPUBLIC. A democracy is dangerous because it is a one-vote
system as opposed to a Republic, which is a three-vote system.
Three votes to check tyranny, not just one.
American citizens have not been informed of their other two votes. Our first vote is at
the polls on election day when we pick those who are to represent us in the seats of
government. But what can be done if those elected officials just don't perform as promised
or as expected? Well, the second two votes are the most effective means by which the
common people of any nation on earth have ever had in controlling those appointed to serve
them in government.
The second vote comes when you serve on a Grand
Jury before anyone can be brought to trial for a capital or infamous crime by those acting
in the name of government, permission must be obtained from people serving on the Grand
Jury! The Minneapolis Star Tribune in the March 27, 1987 edition, noted a purpose of the
Grand Jury this way: "A grand jury's purpose is to protect the public from an
overzealous prosecutor." The third is the most powerful vote: This is when you are
acting as jury member during a courtroom trial.
At this point, "the buck stops" with
you! It is in this setting that each JUROR has MORE POWER than the President, all of
Congress, and all of the judges combined! Congress can legislate (make law), the president
or some other bureaucrat can make an order or issue regulations, and judges may instruct
or make a decision, but no JUROR can ever be punished for voting "Not Guilty."
Any JUROR can, with impunity, choose to disregard the instructions of any judge or
attorney in rendering his vote.
If only one JUROR should vote "Not
Guilty" for any reason, there is no conviction and no punishment at the end of the
trial. Thus, those acting in the name of government must come before the common man to get
permission to enforce a law. As a JUROR in a trial setting, when it comes to your
individual vote of innocent or guilty, you truly are answerable only to GOD ALMIGHTY.
The First Amendment to the Constitution was born
out of this great concept. However, judges of today refuse to inform JURORS of their
RIGHTS. The Minneapolis Star Tribune in a newspaper article appearing in its November 30,
1984 edition, entitled: "What judges don't tell the juries" stated: "At the
time of the adoption of the Constitution, the jury's role as defense against political
oppression was unquestioned in American jurisprudence.
This nation survived until the 1850's, when
prosecutions under the Fugitive Slave Act were largely unsuccessful because juries refused
to convict. "Then judges began to erode the institution of free juries, leading to
the absurd compromise that is the current state of the law. While our courts uniformly
state juries have the power to return a verdict of not guilty, whatever the facts, they
routinely tell the jurors the opposite. Further, the courts will not allow the defendants
or their counsel to inform the jurors of their true power.
A lawyer who made ... Hamilton's argument would
face professional discipline and charges of contempt of court. "By what logic should
juries have the power to acquit a defendant but no right to know about that power? The
court decisions that have suppressed the notion of jury nullification cannot resolve this
paradox. More than logic has suffered. As originally conceived, juries were to be a kind
of safety valve, a way to soften the bureaucratic rigidity of the judicial system by
introducing the common sense of the community.
If they are to function effectively as the
`conscience of the community,' juries must be told that they have the power and the right
to say no to a prosecution in order to achieve a greater good. To cut jurors off from this
information is to undermine one of our most important institutions. "Perhaps the
community should educate itself. Then citizens called for jury duty could teach judges a
needed lesson in civics."
Note from the Editor: It seems to me that, what
with the BATF harassing people for marketing the book Unintended Consequences and the
Constitution not being allowed in court as evidence, it is our duty to read everything
that the government does not want us to read.
Copies of the Citizens Rulebook can be ordered
Whitten Printers 1001 south 5th Street Phoenix,
AZ 85004 Phone: (602) 258-6406
1-20 copies, $1 each, 21-100 copies, 75 cents
each, 101-250 copies, 65 cents each, 251-500 copies, 55 cents each, 501+ copies, 45 cents
Our Fraudulent Constitution
Sat Aug 4 19:02:59 2001
Examine the Jay Treaty. We paid reparations to England after allegedly "winning"
the Revolutionary War, a War that was actually a farce, because the King of England funded
both sides, then controlled its aftermath... Did you know that the King did not remove his
troops from our soil until 1789?
We "won", you say? Bullshit. The most powerful form of control that can be
exercised over a people is covert control, wherein the people being controlled, don't even
realize it. Wake up people! George Washington was a traitor, and our Con-stitution was
sent by sailings ship over to England where the King and his lawyers made a lot of changes
to it, then sent it BACK to us.
The fact is that the United States, Inc. predated the end of the so called Revolutionary
War, and the United States inc had defaulted on a loan to the Bank of England.
Wake up people! We are all slaves, and have been slaves for a very long time. This
business about freedom has largely been an illusion, but that doesn't mean all of it is,
we do still have our arms, but they're working overtime to take them, in order to strip
away the last vestige of even the ILLUSION that we EVER had any freedom.
Can we stop this greed driven agenda? Damn right!!! Tell several people, right now, about
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