In a recent interview on Hannity, Senator Ted Cruz called for an investigation of Planned Parenthood after several videos surfaced where high-ranking doctors, directors and executives admitted to selling the body parts of aborted babies.
Citing federal statutes, Senator Cruz said Planned Parenthood is in violation of federal law and needs to be investigated. Unfortunately, as he points out, the Department of Justice is not interested in doing so.
The Center for Medical Progress, the organization that surfaced the undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood's operation, released a paper, Fact Sheet: The Law Against Fetal Tissue Sales, on the laws they believe were violated.
Federal law at 42 U.S. Code 289g-2 strongly prohibits the sale or purchase of aborted fetal tissue:
42 U.S. Code § 289g–2 - Prohibitions regarding human fetal tissue
(a) Purchase of tissue
It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly acquire, receive, or otherwise transfer any human fetal tissue for valuable consideration if the transfer affects interstate commerce.1
GOOD NEWS: We Don't Have to Wait for the DOJ to Investigate
During the Hannity interview and several times since during the debates and other presentations, Senator Cruz called for an investigation by the Department of Justice. You and I both know, however, that this will never happen. Do you think the federal government is doing a good job of keeping the federal government in check? No. Do you think the Department of Justice will open up an investigation? Absolutely not.
Did you know that We The People already have the power to investigate and bring charges on our own initiative?
We Must Utilize the Most Powerful Word in the Constitution
The Fifth Amendment of the Constitution says that "No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury."
A presentment is where a grand jury, a random selection of 25 people, initiates an investigation and brings charges. According to Webster's 1828 Dictionary,
"In the United States, a presentment is an official accusation presented to a tribunal by the grand jury in an indictment; or it is the act of offering an indictment. It is also used for the indictment itself. The grand jury are charged to inquire and due presentment make of all crimes, &c. The use of the word is limited to accusations by grand jurors."
The point is that we do not have to wait for the government to investigate themselves. We The People of these united States already have that power.
I wrote an entire book on this topic titled, Consent of the Governed - The People's Guide to Holding Government Accountable. The point of the book is that we don't have to wait for elections to hold them accountable and we do not have to get on our knees begging the government to check its own power.
I've uncovered incredible research about the presentment power of the grand jury and how it was hijacked.
The good news, though, is We The People still have that power today.