2007: PATRIOT Acts: The New De Facto US Constitution

by AL MARTIN (1-22-07) Last week Attorney General Alberto Gonzales appeared before Senator Arlen Specter, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, to testify about the domestic spying program, which has been stalled in its implementation because of squabbles regarding whos going to run it and whos going to have the oversight capacity. Initially the National Security Agency (NSA) was exposed by the New York Times in December 2005, as being authorized by Bush to monitor international phone calls and e-mails of citizens without first obtaining a court warrant from FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) court. Referring to the right of habeas corpus which guarantees people the right of due process(being formally charged and a “fair” trial), Gonzales said,”There is no expressed grant of habeas corpus in the Constitution; theres a prohibition against taking it away.??? Specter then said, The Constitution says you cant take it away except in case […] Read More

1993: US Citizens Were Classified As Enemies of the State in 1933

United States Congressional Record, March 17, 1993 Vol. 33, page H-1303 (Rep James Traficant): The Bankruptcy of the United States by Anticorruptionsociety.com “In 1933, the federal United States hypothecated all of the present and future properties, assets and labor of their “subjects,” the 14th Amendment U.S. citizen, to the Federal Reserve System.” What is a 14th Amendment U.S. citizen? The 14th Amendment was put in place during an extremely turbulent time just after the Civil War. It was supposedly passed to free the slaves. However, it made all Americans (“persons”) – who were at the time New Yorkers, Virginians, Pennsylvanians, etc – under the jurisdiction of a central Federal government for the first time. AMENDMENT XIV – 1868 https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/amendmentxiv Section 1. “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. […] Read More

1974: Privacy Act Form

Privacy Act of 1974 Formal Notice of Title 5 U.S.C. 552 This “Privacy Notice” has been served on __________________________________________________: You are hereby being formally and put on notice and advised of the following facts of law as pertains to the “Social Security Number” and the “Privacy Act of 1974, Title 5 USC 552;” A judgement of $1,000.00, plus costs and attorney’s fees will be assessed against the individual, business, and/or government agency that denies an individual a right, service, benefit, or privilege for not providing a Social Security Number or other PIN (personal identification number) when the individual is not required to do so by law. A Social Security Number or other personal identification numbers (PIN such as driver’s license) is required to be used only for the following benefits: To receive public assistance benefits. To pay Social Security taxes. To receive Social Security benefits and refunds. An individual […] Read More

2008: Seizing Water:The Water Restoration Act of 2007

The Water Restoration Act of 2007, along with others, gives the federal government complete control over every waterway, river, stream, lake, aquifer, creek, slough, swamp, underground spring and even the rain that runs off your roof. Why? Well to better protect you from polluters and to ensure water safety, and of course “national security”. Here’s the real deal. Oil which has been deemed the world’s most valuable commodity (remember that word) is quickly being replaced by water. Water is the new “gold”. Under the Public Trust doctrine, the government is prohibited from converting something such as water (a human right…we can’t live without it) to a commodity. It must remain in public trust, meaning that it is so important to our survival that it should never be subjected to markets, trading or private interests. In other words, it should never be reclassified as a commodity. But this Act lays […] Read More

CONFIRMED: The Original Thirteenth Amendment Was Ratified, And Then Improperly Removed From The Constitution

Did the unlawful removal occur because it outlawed BAR-registered attorneys in the United States? The 13th Article of Amendment added an enforceable strict penalty — inability to hold office and loss of citizenship The Demon Of Discord Ratification and Suppression of the Original Thirteenth Article of Amendment to the Constitution of the United States By Richard C. Green A Rebuttal to All Attempts to Disavow the Ratification of The Titles of Nobility and Honour Thirteenth Article of Amendment To The Constitution For The United States Of America Well into the Second Session of the Eleventh Congress, Senator Philip Reed of Maryland issued the first version of a proposed amendment to the Constitution: known now as the Titles Of Nobility Amendment (or TONA). The first version was read to Senators on January 18th of 1810.[1] A revised version was read to the Senate on January 29th. And on February 13th of 1810, […] Read More

The Bill of Rights

Consisting of the first ten amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America “It astonishes me to find… [that so many] of our countrymen… should be contented to live under a system which leaves to their governors the power of taking from them the trial by jury in civil cases, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of commerce, the habeas corpus laws, and of yoking them with a standing army. This is a degeneracy in the principles of liberty… which I [would not have expected for at least] four centuries.” — Thomas Jefferson to William Stephens Smith, 1788.   “A bill of rights [will] guard liberty against the legislative as well as the executive branches of the government.” — Thomas Jefferson to Francis Hopkinson, 1789. Amendment I Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging […] Read More

Things that are not in the U.S. Constitution

The content of this page is copyrighted by Steve Mount. The content is republished from Not in the Constitution! at USConstitution.net. The content is used with permission and may not be republished without express permission from the original author. A lot of people presume a lot of things about the Constitution. Some are true, some are not. This page will detail some of the things that people think are in the Constitution but are not.   Innocent until proven guilty First, it should be pointed out that if you did it, you’re guilty, no matter what. So you’re not innocent unless you’re truly innocent. However, our system presumes innocence, which means that legally speaking, even the obviously guilty are treated as though they are innocent, until they are proven otherwise. The concept of the presumption of innocence is one of the most basic in our system of justice. However, […] Read More