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Every Politician Should Fear This
What if I were to tell you there was a way to ensure that every elected official, government agency and even the unelected nameless faceless bureaucrats working for the Statutory and Regulatory Industrial Complex feared YOU?
What if I were to tell you that every single move they made would be under the watchful eye of We The People, but with real, tangible and immediate consequences?
What if I were to tell you that instead of burning up their phone lines, email inboxes and fax machines with empty threats of “if you vote for that, we might not vote for you in 2 years!” they would actually tremble when you called because they knew their power, positions and personal assets would be on the line?
What if I were to tell you that instead of the empty threats of just losing the next election for breaking their oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution, their behavior outside the limits placed on them by the Constitution could actually mean time in prison?
What if I were to tell you that you have the power to subpoena records and require elected officials to testify under oath before a panel of We The People?
To clarify that last one, I’m not talking about the made-for-TV “hearings” where elected representatives pound their chests and act upset, while inundating us with fundraising YouTube videos the next day. I’m talking about We The People asking the tough questions and demanding answers under sworn testimony without the presence of their attorney.
What if I were to tell you that this isn’t some new-fangled idea or strategy cooked up in a conference room or over coffee at Panera Bread?
The fact is that We The People already have this power!
As you know, God created man and man created government. Our government was created by writing down how it was to be formed and what powers it was to be given. All other "powers," then, are still retained by the people. The document used to create the government, as you know, is the Constitution, to which every politician swears an oath to protect and defend.
More specifically, the Constitution created the federal government whereby Article 1 created the Legislative branch, Article 2 created the Executive branch and Article 3 created the Judicial branch. The Constitution gave them “few and defined” enumerated powers.
Please look through the Constitution and notice how it did not create the grand jury.
Article’s 1, 2 and 3 created our three branches of government. Do you see the creation of the grand jury? Do you see it being placed under the responsibility of any of the three branches of government?
Said differently—the Constitution did not create the grand jury. The grand jury already existed and belongs to the people.
We The People retained the power to create and control the grand jury system by never delegating that power to the government.
In the 1992 case, U.S vs. Williams, the U.S. Supreme Court said, "In fact the whole theory of its function is that it belongs to no branch of the institutional government, serving as a kind of buffer or referee between the Government and the people."
They also said, "Because the grand jury is an institution separate from the courts, over whose functioning the courts do not preside, we think it clear that, as a general matter at least, no such "supervisory" judicial authority exists."
In addition, they said, "...we have insisted that the grand jury remain free to pursue its investigations unhindered by external influence or supervision so long as it does not trench upon the legitimate rights of any witness called before it."
The bottom line is this:
The grand jury belongs to the people, and it has for hundreds of years.
The grand jury system, in fact, had already been around for over 650 years by the time of our founding as it was first discussed in the Magna Carta in 1215 and then used for centuries in England under Common Law.
According to the book, The People’s Panel - Grand Juries in America from 1634 to 1946, the grand jury played an integral role protecting colonists from an over-bearing King. The author wrote, “By the end of the Colonial period the grand jury had become an indispensable part of government in each of the American colonies. Grand juries served as more than panels of public accusers. They acted as local representative assemblies ready to make known the wishes of the people. They proposed new laws, protested against abuses in government, and performed many administrative tasks. They wielded tremendous authority in their power to determine who should and who should not face trial. They enforced or refused to enforce laws as they saw fit and stood guard against indiscriminate prosecution by royal officials."
The 5th Amendment of the Constitution states that “No person shall be held to answer for a capital or otherwise infamous crime unless by presentment or indictment of a grand jury.”
Let's go back to the intent of the Constitution, though. The purpose of the Constitution was to create the government and give it certain enumerated powers. The 10th Amendment essentially says that if the authority is not listed in the Constitution, the power is reserved to the states or to the people.
With that said, the federal government has no power to create or control a grand jury as the Constitution has not granted them that power.
Florida’s Constitution starts off with Article 1 Section 1 stating that “All political power is inherent in the people. The enunciation herein of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or impair others retained by the people,” and nowhere in the rest of the document did we grant the government the power to control the grand jury.
That means the government has not been given authority by We The People to set up nor control the grand jury.
You can find the grand jury in Florida Statutes, though, but aren't the justifications for a statute supposed to be granted by authority granted in the Constitution? So if a statute isn't based on the Constitution, is it valid?
This is why I call them "puppet statutory grand juries." They're not based on authority we've given the government. They're based on power they've taken from the people, and they're unconstitutional.
As they say, a prosecutor can indict a ham sandwich, and I'd offer as we've seen in NYC, they can sandbag an indictment, as well. Why? Because the government is controlling our grand jury!!
This must stop.
Today’s “statutory puppet grand juries” didn’t come from the Constitution. They were created by statute completely out of thin air without the consent of We The People, and they are mere puppets as the jurists are hand-picked by the government, they are given very specific rules and restrictions, and they’re not told what true power they have.
More on this issue from the book, The People’s Panel - Grand Juries in America from 1634 to 1946, "Royal governors saw the advantage of selecting jurors who would pass appropriate laudatory resolutions that could be sent to the Board of Trade. To obtain such jurymen, governors developed the practice of sending outside the capital for specially selected panel members."
You see, there is nothing new under the sun.
Remembering my list of 10 Questions That Reveal the Problems with today’s statutory puppet grand juries, we can now look at them and clearly understand the problem.
Coming up, I'll be answering those questions and giving you specific examples of WHY politicians fear a true grand jury of the people, and I'll tell you more about what the government is doing in one Florida county to try and stop the people. Hint: #JusticeForTerry.