Editorial from Jail
by Rick Stanley
America's Symbolic Speech
Our Country's history, is rich with examples of symbolic speech, from fiery men who had principles, integrity, honor, and strength of character. Today, as in the time of our forefathers, symbolic speech is once again persecuted by the government powers, once again jailing those who would dare to challenge the authority of men, acting under the "COLOR OF LAW," abusing the God given rights of Americans.
The Constitution of America was written by men such as the first mentioned group, not the second, those who would destroy this time honored document. The Constitution was born from the Declaration of Independence, after Americans had enough of the usurpation and abuse of power, from the government of the day, and as Jefferson quoted, "From time to time, the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots." These patriots were willing to demand their God given rights of freedom, self defense, and the fruits of their labor: wages and property. This Constitution was the culmination of efforts, by those Patriots, to forever bind their New American government within the boundaries of rule of law, the authority of the people to men and women who were supposed to have conscience, while given the authority to govern in this country.
Fifty six men of the day, signed the Declaration of Independence. Each of these God loving, Christian men, gave heartfelt and fiery orations around the thirteen colonies, which have been historically and affectionately called by America, "symbolic speech."
The first amendment of the Bill of Rights, now a part of the Constitution the last 212 years this upcoming December 15, 2003, protects and guarantees the right of free speech, to petition the government for grievances and not be coincidence, symbolic speech, as well. Without "symbolic speech," freely made by men willing to stand up to greed, power, corruption, fraud, and deceit, America and the ideals and principles, espoused in our Constitution, would not exist. The Supreme Law of the Land would simply not exist.
Fast forward to America, today in the latter half of the year 2003, finding America gripped in the clutches of men and women, who have usurped the power of people through subterfuge, fraud and deceit, with their own agenda of destroying the Supreme Law of the Land, with the philosophy and interpretation that the Constitution is a "living document," to be ignored because "times have changed."
This thinking permeates government at all levels and branches, from the White House and Congress, to state and local government and the lowest courts of our land, to the highest. Destruction of the Constitution and the freedoms guaranteed and protected in the Bill of Rights thereof, is the absolute aim of those in power today in America. The Politicians and Judges of this country, have stolen our God given, Constitutionally protected, and guaranteed rights, because they can. America allows this to happen, because our government controlled schools have stopped teaching about the "Real Constitution" and the duty of each citizen to assure that those in government, honor their "Oath of office to defend the Constitution." The controlled media is nothing more than a propaganda machine of the globalist international bankers, who arranged for our Politicians and Judges, to sell out America, in the name of money and the material things it can bring to them. Judges across America conspire to fool Americans into thinking they have Constitutional rights in the courts, with their carefully thought out speech to the accused before trial. These Judges tell you what your rights are, helping you to believe that the rights the Judge is "granting you," are your Constitutional rights. This is the illusion the courts create now in this country. It is another carefully crafted lie, maintained by all in the government to fraudulently steal the birthright and heritage of freedom and liberty, based on "rule of Constitutional and common law."
What America doesn't seem to grasp is the basic fact whereas, "if we don't have Constitutional rights in the courts, we don't have Constitutional rights in the streets."
Americans are desperate to believe their government is benevolent and is actually operating within the boundaries of their authority to govern. They conveniently forget that the Constitution IS that authority, and that authority IS the people.
So what does "symbolic speech" have to do with all this you ask? Not much, just EVERYTHING.
Since December of 2001, one man in Denver and then again in the summer of 2002 in Thornton, one Rick Stanley, had the audacity to "exercise his God given, protected and guaranteed 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms on his person, openly, lawfully within his State Constitution right as well, while campaigning for the 2002 US Senate race in Colorado. Arrested, jailed, tried, convicted and jailed again for exercising rights. Rights are "NOT PRIVILAGES."
In March of 2003, the State Legislature and Governor signed SB-25, pre-empting and declaring the ordinances for which Stanley was arrested, as UNCONSTITUTIONAL. The judges in Denver, Thornton, Adams County and Colorado, failed to uphold their oaths of office to defend the Constitution and Stanley's rights.
That same Rick Stanley, sent judicial notice to the Thornton and Adams County Judges, in a legal document, a pleading, or a "notice" to the court. Many of you know this, as a Motion to the Court. Thousands of lawyers do this each and every day, in every court in the land. It is an accepted practice rooted in free speech, symbolic speech, petition for redress of grievance, intended to influence the judge to rule in the favor of the individual, who is forced to rely on the court, to have their rights upheld in court.
Judge Rose of Thornton and Judge Marshall of Adams county received exactly the same document, tendered lawfully by Stanley to the court, demanding Stanley's Constitutional rights be upheld by each Judge in Stanley's case. No threat was made, just judicial notice these judges were violating Stanley's rights and their oath of office to defend the Constitutions. The LEGAL NOTICE stated the judges were operating under the "color of law," violating the "condition" each of these men swore to uphold upon taking the Judge's office, which was a treasonous act, that could result in charges filed and an arrest warrant issued by the militia. The militia, is another word for the people, the authority for government. The militia and the people were in existence before the Declaration of Independence, the American Revolution, the Constitution and Bill of Rights. The people, the militia, were in existence BEFORE the founding documents giving the government the authority to govern. The people, the militia pre-date the existence of our servant, the government.
These two Judges, using their office, under color of law once again, filed felony charges against Stanley for attempting to "Influence a Public Official."
They used their "positions" to bring charges against another citizen, under the pretense of another "statute," another law they have enacted that is unconstitutional, vague, and in Stanley's case, has harmed no one, no property stolen, in other words, just another victimless "crime against the state." The legislatures at the state and federal levels have made thousands of these victimless crimes against the state, to control and relieve citizens of their money and property. The judicial branch of government continues the charade of a "justice system," by systematically enacting their own rules and regulations, effectively creating law, to exploit the system for their own gain as well. The creation of private jails, corporations that charge for "classes," electronic monitoring, and a host of other "services" for the citizen unlucky enough to be caught up in this injustice system must pay for or back to the jails again. A majority of the crimes committed have no victim and in fact would not have been a "crime" one hundred years ago. Judges hide behind corporations, raking in profit, based on their decisions.
Stanley and his case, are a barometer of how corrupt and fraudulent America's judicial system and government have become. When an honest man can be tossed in jail on the word of another, charged with the "crime" of filing a pleading with the court to "influence a public official," forced to pay an attorney thousands of dollars to defend against this fraudulent charge on top of the others it stems from, as well as pay a $50,000 bond times two, for two identical pleadings to two judges for the same issue, when the bond was only supposed to be $5,000 each, now a total of $100,000, it can only be a matter of time before it will happen to you.
Yes, the system is irretrievably broken, as stated by a federal judge in this very same year of 2003 at a speech in one of our country's finest eastern law schools. The Police State of America is here. Funny that the media in Colorado, made fun of Stanley, for making exactly that prediction, made during the US Senate Campaign in 2001 and 2002 in Colorado.
Or is it funny?
Symbolic free speech is now a crime. In the last few years, several people have been jailed for "thought crimes." Every one of the ten Bill of Rights is violated each and every day against American citizens, by the Police State of America.
Patrick Henry said, "Give me liberty or give me death."
Ben Franklin said, "We gave you a republic, now see if you can keep it."
America has been socialized, communized, politically corrected, and now tyrannized by fascist policies similar to what the citizens of Nazi Germany only began to experience in the 1930's and early 1940's of the last century. America has told since the Thirties, that our country is a Democracy. The government and media have reinforced that point over and over, through the use of their propaganda techniques and America suffers in ignorance. The people no longer have the courage, or will to resist, the tyranny of the government that has overthrown America.
These thoughts continue to dominate my days, as I sit in jail, day after day. I am a convicted American who had the audacity to exercise his rights. I am an American grandfather, business owner and entrepreneur, property owner, husband and now citizen without rights, under the total control of the Police State. I have new felony charges with 32 potential years of prison threatening my life and future, hanging over me, for giving judicial notice to two men on the bench, legally, lawfully and Constitutionally, so their ego and fraudulent treason against a citizen, can be covered up and tucked away in a prison cell.
Free symbolic speech. The right to keep and bear arms. The right to petition with redress of grievance. Our forefathers blood won these rights in the American Revolutionary War for Themselves, their countrymen, as well as for future generations of Americans. These fine men of honor, integrity and strength of character, must surely be crying the tears of sorrow, for America, as they roll over in their graves, disgusted by the acts of those who have sold out America, destroying the heritage and birthright of all Americans.
I continue to sit in the jail of the damned.
Americans continue to believe that they live in the most free country in the world, accepting the illusion of freedom and liberty. Samuel Adams said, "If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands, which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."
Symbolic speech has a way of stirring the pot, magnifying the truth to epic proportions. How long will America sleep? How long before the ideals and principles of the Constitution are once again the Supreme Law of the Land, not just in word, but in deed? Where is the courage of the American patriot?
I pray to the Lord each day for the deliverance of the American people from the fascist tyranny of this "Democracy" that has overthrown America from within. The war isn't in Iraq, Afghanistan, or the remaining five countries targeted by the international bankers for America's military to be the spear point of their ambitions. The war is here, the real war is right here in America. It is directed at Americans. Americans will fill the jails, prisons, concentration camps of this war. America's sons and daughters, the fruits of their labor, their property and their ability to pay, will be the object of this war on America. Our forefathers are weeping.
While we continue to send our children to their deaths fighting wars for "security," those left in America will pay the price. What price you say? The ultimate price: Freedom and liberty lost.
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