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Letter from Jim Traficant in Prison

I believe Jim Traficant is still in prison - shut up and muzzled by the federal government.

This does NOT have to be this way. There are perhaps thousands of individuals who, like Jim Traficant, are in prison precisely because they have discovered the truth about the massive fraud that underlies our corporate-political-governmental matrix and were willing to not only talk openly in public, but challenge the underlying legal fraud and corruption that enforces it.

I think we should all start a personal blog for Jim Traficant so he/we can post not only his audio messages, but letters and messages like the one below which was originally handwritten by him from prison.

The self-appointed We The People "Personal Blog Committee" which is composed of a few of us, would be happy to work with families, friends and neighbors of individuals like Jim Traficant who have been unjustly publish and "get the word out" on what they are writing, saying and sharing from behind the prison walls.

I'd like to thank name deliberately withheld for his privacy, who is a coordinator from the Ohio area for passing this along. We need more individuals who are willing to receive, share and celebrate the truth!!

Peace and God Bless,

Name deliberately withheld
Evanston, Illinois

Note: see Rick Stanley's message below, too.


Thought all of you might like to read this especially Jim Traficant's wife. These are just a few of the reasons they targeted Jim and took him out. He is the gutsiest man I know. If you have believed all the media lies about him change your mind. Or I say SHAME, SHAME. SHAME on you!

Name deliberately withheld

Subject: A letter from Jim Traficant

Letter from Jim Traficant in Prison

From U.S. Congressman James Traficant In Prison - Why Convicted?


The following is from a correspondent who wishes to remain anonymous.
Name deliberately withheld

I sent James Traficant a Christmas card a few months ago. I received this reply today. ***************

Dear (anonymous),

Thank you! Thank you for thinking of me and my family. Life is hectic and fast-paced-- and for you to have thought of me, and then to stop and take time from your precious life to write me-- is an honor. And once again, I thank you! Most of the people who write me say they cannot understand why the government targeted me with such a passion. Every rumor and innuendo that any political opponent would plant and foster became public and, before long, developed into an indictment without any physical evidence-- only the testimony of subjects who were able to avoid jail by fabricating falsehoods about me. Lies and half-truths became 'facts;' and ultimately became a 10 count indictment. My evidence, that would have proved they were lying, was not allowed to be presented -- either before the Congress or the Federal Court! However, I know why I was targeted: I was not afraid of the government, and I had learned too much!

The beginning of all of this was my first trial, in 1983, when I became the only American in history to defeat the U.S. Department of Justice in a RICO case--pro se (representing myself), and me not being an attorney. They were embarrassed!

The straw that broke the camel's back was when I proved that John Demanjuk was not the infamous Ivan the Terrible of the Treblinka death camp in Poland. The government was stunned and in shock. The real Ivan was nine years older, taller, and had black hair and a scar on his neck; his name was Ivan Marchenko. My investigation, in conjunction with John Demanjuk's beautiful family, proved not only that John was innocent, but also that the Justice Department knew he was not guilty-- even before they took him to court!

Shame, shame!! They lied to the court-- gave false testimony and presented false witnesses-- knowing that he would be put to death! Shame!! The Justice Department then came after me with revenge, and a passion! I lost my respect and my faith in our government. Because this case was 'too sensitive,' Congress would not even hold a hearing on my evidence... Congress, all of them, at the time-- turned their back, worried about reelection!!

The Democrats were in charge then, and they knew of my investigation in Congress... hoping I would abandon it! I did not! I sent my findings to the Israeli Supreme Court-- and they had no choice: They released John Demanjuk! In fact, they delivered him to me at the airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, and I personally brought him home, along with his son, his son-in-law, and Israeli bodyguards!

I am proud of what I did. No one else, in the House or the Senate, would even talk to the family-- afraid of media power and the vindictiveness of the Justice Department. But even today, John Demanjuk is still being persecuted.


The government agents that destroyed Demanjuk's life should be in jail! That was just the tip of the iceberg. When people saw what I had done for the Demanjuk family they came to me with unbelievable information. The information is so powerful that it is hard to believe, and the government knew I was getting sensitive information that could damage the American people's confidence in the government. People came to me with facts about Waco, Ruby Ridge, Pan Am Flight 103, Jimmy Hoffa, and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

It may all sound far-fetched, but I do know what happened to Hoffa and J.F.K. The government knows that I know-- and so they had to ruin my voice by destroying my credibility. I may yet divulge this information if I can get the proper forum.

As you know, I was the dreaded enemy of the I.R.S. My legislation in the last I.R.S. Reform Bill changed the Burden of Proof law. Before that, you had to prove you were innocent in a tax court. The burden of proof was on the taxpayer. The I.R.S. said you owed... but the I.R.S. did not have to prove it. Unbelievable! Now that the I.R.S. has to prove their charges, the following statistics tell the true story. Comparing One Year Before the changes to One Year After: 1. Wage Garnishments dropped from 3.1million to 560,000; 2. Taxpayer Property Liens dropped from 680,000 to 161,000; 3. Foreclosures on individual family-owned homes dropped from 10,063 to 57! That's right: only 57 homes in all 50 states! Fact is, the I.R.S. was seizing our homes-- over 10,000 every year-- when they had neither proof nor the right to do so!

Congress allowed the I.R.S. to intimidate us and frighten us. Think about it! And then maybe you can begin to understand why I love America but hate the Government -- and why the Government hates me. The Justice Department had to get rid of me, but I'll be damned if I would back down!

America is in trouble... not from without, but from within! The Central Government has become too powerful. Citizens fear the Government. This is wrong. This is dangerous! I know the Government covered-up and promulgated LIES about Waco, Ruby Ridge, Pan Am Flight 103, Hoffa, and J.F.K.

The Government knew I was right when I called Janet Reno a traitor. Janet Reno sold us out when she refused to investigate a $10-million payoff to the Democratic Party from a general in the Red Chinese Army (no less!).

Think about it! And the Government knew that I had known why Reno was forced to betray America! I'm proud that I tried to do something about it! Someday the truth will come out. (I hope China never attacks us!)

Many of you have asked what you can do for me. I appreciate this. You can help my family:

Mrs. Tish Traficant 429 N. Main Street Poland, OH 44514 USA

Thank you for remembering me... for thinking of me... for caring!

God Bless!


(That is my legal signature. My Mom always called me Jimbo!)


I ran an ad in the Denver Daily last year - 1/4 page on the 1994 Traficant speech in front of the congress exposing the fraud of the Federal Reserve Corporation. People have said that I am very courageous for some of my acts of civil disobedience and my defiance to the government. Jim Traficant is another of my heroes who inspires in me the will to continue to fight the lies, fraud, and corruption of government. Yes, I hate the same government that Traficant hates, for their deceit in destroying the US Constitution, and all that goes with it. The list is long, as many on the Stanley scoop know of what I am speaking. The fraud extends to every corner of the government, top to bottom, in all branches and at every level of government, from the president to the lowest Judicial courtroom in the land, and the city halls of crime and injustice to America. Bravo James Traficant: A true American HERO and inspiration to real American Patriots everywhere. Jim, you and we will overcome the government that has overthrown America from within. If anyone knows how to get this to the Traficant family to pass on to Jim Traficant in jail, please do. This American HERO needs to know we love him for his selfless acts for Freedom and Liberty. God bless Jim Traficant. Pray for him and his family. The day we overcome this unconstitutional government, is the day we release men like Jim Traficant from jail along with many of the 6.6 million Americans that are in the Federal penal system today, classified as criminals, felons, for things they could not have been arrested for 100 years ago. Revolution? Just as soon as I can arrange it. This UNCONSTITUTIONAL government that has overthrown America will not stand!


Don't Tread on ME!!

Liberty in our Lifetime

Rick Stanley


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