HOW UNCONSTITUTIONAL STATE LAWS GET PASSED
LIBERTY REQUIRES ETERNAL VIGILANCE
This is important for those of you who are uninformed and care enough to GET INVOLVED. Please read this carefully and thoughtfully. If you're new to this DO NOT GET DISCOURAGED or FEEL OVERWHELMED. You have to start somewhere. If your desire for truth, freedom and liberty is strong enough; if your love of family, children, your fellow man is deep enough, you will prevail. Ask in prayer for Truth and Understanding. You will receive. I know. -- Jackie --
When State governors and legislative leaders are ordered by the 'powers that be' to get an exceptionally onerous bill passed, it is done so by various devious methods. We'll list some of their methods here, as we believe that forewarned is forearmed.
1) Amend a current law with language that is vague and disjointed in context so that in order to understand its implications it is necessary to read, delete and/or insert words, phrases, sentences and whole sections of the proposed amendment into the current statute being amended. Same thing on the Federal level.
Few people will understand how, or take the time to learn to do that, which is the expected response by the promoters and drafters of the proposed legislation. Here is an example from the proposed/passed federal U.S.A. Patriot Act
SEC. 802 DEFINITION OF DOMESTIC TERRORISM
(a) DOMESTIC TERRORISM DEFINED - Section 2331 of title 18, United States Code, is amended --
(1) in paragraph (1)(B)(iii), by striking 'by assassination or kidnapping' and inserting 'by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping'.
(2) in paragraph (3), by striking 'and';
(3) in paragraph (4), by striking the period at the end and inserting 'and'; and
(4) by adding at the end the following:
(5) the term 'domestic terrorism' means activities that --
(A) involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State;
(B) appear to be intended --(i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population;
(ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or
(iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and
(C) occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States.
(b) CONFORMING AMENDMENT - Section 3077(1) of title 18, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:
(1) 'act of terrorism' means an act of domestic or international terrorism as defined in section 2331;
FYI: the dangers in the above convoluted amendment to Title 18 of the U.S.Code are the additions to the definitions of 'domestic terrorism/terrorists'. Under (i) a domestic terrorist is now an individual or group which "appears to be intended" to "intimidate or coerce" a population.
Consider 'appears to be intended'. Those four words created "thought" police.
Giving law enforcers the broad power/authority to determine the intentions/thoughts of an individual or group and its possible emotional effect on others leads to tyranny, death and destruction.
How would one interpret the words 'intimidate' and 'coerce' in that context? What is intimidating to one may not faze another. These words are wide open to interpretation. Could this writing 'appear to be intended to intimidate or coerce'? Do you 'feel' intimidated by what you've just read? Who would decide?
Now look at (ii) "to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion". Could the actions of an individual or group which disseminates information and urges phone calls, faxes, letters to their elected officials appear to be intended to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion?
How about potential 'terrorists' involved in the successful effort in Tennessee? (see # 2)
The safety factor in this nasty new Patriot Act - if we ALL become and stay vigilant - is (C) occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States.
The sovereign nations/States within the union of States are NOT within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States (Inc.), other than the authority outlined in Article 1, Sec. 8 of the U.S. Constitution.
The U.S. Government has not usurped States' power/authority. The States have unfortunately acquiesced by passing implementing legislation in direct violation of the Bill of Rights. Without the acquiescence of the States' legislatures the 'territorial jurisdiction' of the United States is confined to the federal zone (Washington D.C.) and 'territories and possessions' of the United States.
That this is an acknowledged and recognized fact, see Fed's Eye View of the States.
It should be noted that land within the States that is 'claimed' by the U.S. Government is NOT within its jurisdiction. Under Article 1, Section 8, Clause 17, only land purchased by the U.S. Government for forts, arsenals, magazines and dock-yards are under U.S. jurisdiction.
For this reason, there is a strong possibility/ probability that unconstitutional, equally onerous terrorism bills mirroring and implementing the U.S.A. Patriot Act will be introduced at the state level and passed into 'law' if we do not remain vigilant. Case in point:
In early 1995 - while we were all fully occupied with the nation-wide COS Conference of States resolution - the Illinois House passed HB-0067 an 'international' Anti-Terrorism bill that purported to "amend the Solicitation for Charity Act, by changing Sec. 1 and adding Sec. 9.5". The Act contained the following definitions: (emphasis ours)
(f) Charitable purpose: "Any charitable, benevolent, philanthropic, patriotic, or eleemosynary purpose.
(h) Education Program Service: "any activity which provides information to the public of a nature that is not commonly known or facts which are not universally regarded as obvious or as established by common understanding and which informs the public of what it can or should do about a particular issue".
We were told by several people who attended the initial hearings that the proposed bill was promulgated and in fact being 'pushed' by the ADL, having had spoken to representatives of the ADL in person.
Interestingly, in 1995 the Council on Domestic Relations (CDR as opposed to CFR), a patriotic (f) organization then headquartered in Illinois - in its efforts to de-rail the COS - was 'guilty' of every single activity defined in (h). To our knowledge no other state introduced similar legislation. Fortunately, Senator Ed Petka - a co-sponsor of the bill when it reached the Senate - was informed of the dangers contained in the language; withdrew his sponsorship and argued for its ultimate defeat.
2) They will attempt to force a vote in the middle of the night. Sadly, state legislators - in almost every instance in every state - capitulate to the tactics of governors and the legislative leaders and pass the abominable bill(s) into law, (the Pennsylvania Tax Reform Act was passed at 4 o'clock in the morning); or on a weekend as when the Tennessee legislature attempted to pass a proposed State Income Tax bill. The outcome was inspiring and hilarious.
3) They will let a bill languish in committee with "no action" until opponents (constituents) forget about it; wait until the final day(s) of a legislative session; keep legislators in voting sessions for hours and days on end, inundating them with dozens of bills and resolutions that 'must' have action; suspending rules; bypassing committees. . . and the rank 'n file buckle under. They 'just want to go home', so they vote YES and YES and YES.
It doesn't seem to occur to the legislators they could refuse to be treated like peons and lackeys and vote NO and NO and NO on every bill that comes at them in this manner.
4) They will introduce several pieces of similar legislation in both the House and Senate so we're not sure which version they plan on adopting. It's a shell game, as you can see. In Illinois in 1995 there were four separate COS resolutions introduced, all containing nearly identical language. The MSEHPA could prove to be elusive.
5) They use legal 'terms of art' that are so complicated only lawyers know how to read them. In 1997 (or 98) we met with two state reps here in Pennsylvania to alert them of a dangerous bill awaiting action. As she was looking at the few pages we brought, one asked: "How do you know what you're reading? How do you understand this?"
Frightening. Our advice to her and you:
Read for understanding. If there is any word or phrase you don't understand, search it out, ask questions. Know that when language is vague it is designed to be that way... open to interpretation in future.
When a section of a bill is blank, except for the words "RESERVED", know that the intended language is written and awaiting the opportune time to be inserted; it will be a time advantageous to the furthering of a devious scheme.
The punctuation is critical and we don't understand that aspect well enough to give suggestions.
The bill in question was proposed House Bill 689. Nearly 300 pages brimming with provisions for: continuity of government in case of nuclear or biological attack; creation of Regional Asset Districts; destruction of public records determined by an appointed committee; etc. We brought it to their attention just before the fall session was to begin and asked them to be on the alert for it.
Within a week it landed in a committee. We received a call from a shocked rep saying: "We just got the table of contents for 689. It was written in 1975!!! That was 20 years ago. What's going on here?!"
We explained that the powers that be were waiting 'til they believed they had their ducks in a row and all the legislators sufficiently dumbed down and complacent enough to pass it through easily. It didn't pass that session. It appears it is now being passed piece by piece. We've just heard about the Regional Asset Districts being created. A few people working alone, without staff or financial assistance cannot get the job done!!!
6) They inundate the legislators with anywhere from 5,000 to 8,000 resolutions and bills a year, by design. Neither the legislators nor a few vigilantes in the State have the time to read them all, track their progress, and travel to the State Capitol to 'testify' before hearing committees. Draft bills pour in from the Council of State Governments; National Council of State Legislatures; National Association of Governors, Uniform Law Commission, Anti-Defamation League, etc., all organizations established by the Masters of International Finance/Zionist Jews and their minions. (Not an anti-Semitic statement or sentiment... just the naked truth)
7) They will add the language to a proposed bill that has already passed out of committee and scheduled for floor vote, i.e.
In Pennsylvania, the Tax Reform Act (SB2) was unanimously opposed by thousands of people when its implications were understood. Everyone's eyes were on SB2, so in order to confuse the issue the language in another bill - totally unrelated to taxation - that had already passed out of committee was completely stricken, replaced by the important (to the promoters) features of SB2 and as mentioned earlier, was passed at 4 a.m. that following morning.
FYI: That Tax Reform Act, in addition to its disastrous effects of the unlimited taxing authority granted to 'political subdivisions and Home Rule school districts', was illegal/unlawful on its face because it was not to become valid until/unless the Homestead Amendment to the state constitution was approved at the polls -- which it was.
In the many conversations we've had over the past several years with state legislators, here are some conclusions reached by their words and actions:
Legislative leaders and governors who gain their prominent positions by capitulation give the orders for a 'yea' or 'nay' vote, and the rank 'n file mostly obey the party line. We were told that even though Pennsylvania's proposed State Emergency Health Powers Act HB2261 was introduced by a Democrat the Republicans have already been told to:
"Support HB2261. It's an anthrax bill."
NO... HB2261 is NOT an 'anthrax bill'. Proposed HB2261 is a:
State-legislatures-abrogate-their-legislative-authority-and-violate-their-oath-to-the-Constitution bill. Proposed HB2261 is also an implementing-the-presidential-executive-order-empowering-FEMA bill, as well as an eliminating-state-legislatures-for-all-practical-purposes bill.
Proposed HB2261 amends "the act of april 9, 1929 (P.L.177, No. 175), known as the Administrative Code of 1929". This implies that, if passed, we will be governed by rules and regulations promulgated by bureaucracies and agencies which directors are appointed at the pleasure of the governor... just as it is done at the federal level.
When there is a particular party policy involved, elected officials are more loyal to their 'party' than they are a commitment to their oath to uphold the Constitution because there is never any constituent support. The only time they hear from constituents is when they've done something wrong... if then.
Case in point: In 1993 when twelve states had introduced a resolution calling for a Constitutional Convention, our primary focus was on those States which legislatures' held Republican majorities. At that time, the Democrats were very much against a Con-Con, and the Republican National Committee was promoting it, along with Paul Weyrich's American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) - which also endorsed and promoted the COS.
The Model State Emergency Health Powers Act is horse of a different color. This proposed legislation will undoubtedly be a bipartisan issue.
State and local officials are subjected to the dialectical process on an ongoing basis. Many of them have succumbed to the rhetoric - by legislative leaders, police chief's who receive information from Morris Dee's "Klan Watch", and others - that those of us who hold to the principles of the Constitution are right wing whackos, and even dangerous. To better understand the assault on their minds, see Roots of Cooperative Federalism.
Because of the thought-control methods used to bring them into alignment, they very often believe that their deeds are 'for the good of their constituents, who just wouldn't understand'.
When our friend was ushered into the secret CSG meeting in '95, he said that:
"My perception of this is that Leavitt, Nelson, Aronoff . . . maybe even Jeff Wells (Colorado) - and [CSG] Dan Sprague - those five appear to be aware of the agenda and they're selling this false program to the rest of the people [state legislators] in the room.
In other words, in my opinion, these other people are not aware that the plan is a Con-Con and they really truly believe they're doing the right thing for America by redressing the balance (of power) in the federal system. And remember. . . that's only my opinion."
Perhaps the information here will be helpful to those of you who have not, to this point, been involved in the governmental process. To further your understanding it is imperative that you get, read and study both the Constitution for the United States of America and the current version of your State Constitutions.
It would mostly be safe to say that every amendment added to the U.S. Constitution and to the Constitutions of every State has been a slow but steady degradation of their original forms. We have heard (though not seen) that there exists two versions of the U.S. Constitution, the version we have being a counterfeit.
According to many, the original version of the Declaration of Independence has been altered. A specific example: the second paragraph asserts that all men being created equal are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, among them: Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Allegedly, the original version was written: Life, Liberty and Property. Makes sense, doesn't it? What the heck is the 'pursuit of happiness' anyway? Like the 'elusive butterfly of life'? Sometimes we are, sometimes we aren't... happy.
PROPERTY... that is becoming a rare, expensive and elusive commodity for most of us in America. Huge tracts of land are being bought up by the Departments of Community and Economic Development (or similar names) in every state. Sold off to the environmentalist groups who then sell or cede it to the feds or the United Nations.
Everything happening today about which we all complain and that threatens our lives, liberty and property is happening at the State and Local levels of government. Believe it! This need not be and would not be if we all become informed, educated and involved in our governmental process, for LIBERTY REQUIRES ETERNAL VIGILANCE.
If you haven't listened to the Sweet Liberty broadcasts with Roger Mundy Dec. 6,7,8,9 and Dec. 13,14 - 2001 - it will be well worth your time to do so. I promise. It will also help if you read the articles/ information in the States Rights section (especially the first two).
In Love -- Jackie
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