Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Tax Protestor Irwin Schiff and the IRS

Irwin Schiff passed away in prison last week October 16 upon succumbing to cancer. The reason he was in prison in the first place was because he fought the Internal Revenue Service in the courts since the 1970's and this was not the first time he served a sentence in the prison system for the same reason. His most recent term was simply based on the fact that he trespassed on the U.S. constitution and we will get to that.

Before Mr. Schiff passed away after serving 10 of his 13+ year term, his son Peter Schiff made every attempt for a "compassionate release" so that Irwin could live out the rest of his days with his family. The courts turned every petition down and rightfully so. Irwin did not learn from his mistakes stemming from the 1970's. He continued on the path he was on and refused to comprehend what his mistakes were. The courts extend grace where grace is due and Irwin abused that grace not once, not twice, but several times and over several decades.

Now going back to Irwin's trespass on the U.S. constitution. After my return from Iraq in 2009, I committed myself to understanding government. Like a philosopher believes knowledge is about as critical to life as the air one breathes, so too did I believe the thorough understanding of the historical rabbit hole of government was at least "a key" to freedom. I stumbled upon Irwin's material and saw what he was trying to do. Fascinated, I performed my due diligence on his track record and it quickly became obvious why he ended up back in prison. The "patriots" cried foul, but it was clear why it happened.

Irwin argued in court that the Sixteenth Amendment of the U.S. constitution did not apply to him. While many people might argue this amendment was never properly ratified, silent acquiescence is a form of consent. Today, if you receive a summons to appear in court and you do not appear after receiving proper notification, what happens? The court could enter default against you for your failure to respond and that quickly becomes your problem. That would mean the Sixteenth Amendment did legally pass by the consent of the majority of the states, as no response objecting to the proposed amendment was ever received or objections were not received in time.

"No private person has a right to complain by suit in court on the ground of breach of the United States constitution; for, though the constitution is a compact, he is not a party to it."

If you are not a party to a contract, you do not have a claim of right on that contract and that is exactly where Irwin went wrong. He trespassed on the U.S. constitution and it is partially why he was given such a hefty prison sentence aside from having repeatedly protested taxes previously. Think of someone practicing law without a license. When they practice law and they are not licensed (permitted) by the Bar to practice, they trespass (infringe) on the Bar's copyright to conduct business as a lawyer. It really is as simple as that, it is unfair and unacceptable.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

British Citizens Make Noise, But No Sense

In recent news, a petition in the United Kingdom with the goal of obtaining 100,000 signatures in order for the UK Government to consider apprehending Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu succeeded in hitting its target. The British Government response hit the nail squarely on the head:

"Under UK and international law, visiting heads of foreign governments, such as Prime Minister Netanyahu, have immunity from legal process, and cannot be arrested or detained."

The painful lesson is that a minister with diplomatic character is immune from prosecution in a host nation. Instead, what should have been done is that the International Courts should have been petitioned  for a case against the State of Israel and Israel's Prime Minister. This would have at least assured the International Courts would review the matter before determination whether they would hear the matter by the parties.

The Law of Nations has been around since the 18th century and was used to construct the United States Constitution. Why then is it so hard for people to understand that a law exists governing nations and their conduct in the course of business such as that of disputes? This is because common people do not understand law, they do not understand legal protocol, and they do not understand the mechanics of the rules governing how to petition the appropriate venue. Citizens are required to petition the UK Government to take up their cause in order to petition the International Courts. Better luck next time?

Friday, July 24, 2015

Israel Violating International Law

(Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu)
This article is not designed to upset proponents of the State of Israel, but it will. Proponents of Israel have lent longstanding support to the State because of the context in which it is considered to be "God's chosen," but that is something of a completely different discussion and a matter of religious debate. In terms of this new up-and-coming Nuclear Arms Treaty between 6 of the world's prominent nations and Iran, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ("Bibi") is hotly protesting this agreement in violation of International Law as an "interfering State."

Historically speaking, the United States and Israel have been some of the greatest allies the world has ever seen since post-World War II. Since that time, however; Israel has had a number of conflicts in the international community between Saudi Arabia, Palestine, and Iran. More recently, the United Nations has accused Israel of violating the Geneva Conventions and committing International Human Rights violations in the wake of armed conflict with Palestinians in Gaza while "confining" the People of Gaza into a fixed strip of land.

(U.S. and Iran meet in Vienna 2015)
In terms of the Nuclear Arms Treaty designed to disarm established nations, Israel has become extremely vocal in its protest over the current nuclear arms deal with Iran. First, Israel has all but refused to become a party to this international treaty at any time. Second, Israel has also violated several international agreements, rights, duties, conventions and resolutions as identified by the United Nations. There is not one State on this planet who has not committed any violations of international agreements and law. Second, Israel is blatantly violating International Law with its outcry against the Treaty with Iran.

"States have the duty to co-operate with one another, irrespective of the differences in their political, economic and social systems, in the various spheres of international relations, in order to maintain international peace and security and to promote international economic stability and progress, the general welfare of nations and international co-operation free from discrimination based on such differences."
This indicates that any member of the United Nations who does not promote international peace and tranquility with other members and non-members is guilty of violating the Charter of the United Nations. This would include both Israel and Iran in which both can be subject to international sanctions, whether financial and/or political.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

"American Independence" is a Misnomer

People have been making their way to Independence Day celebrations all week long. While all well and good, most of us do not understand that we are still obligated to the Britannic Crown as we have been since the French-Indian War some twenty years prior to the outbreak of the American Revolution. For instance, the U.S. Constitution does not allow for titles of nobility granted by the United States:
"No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State." - Article 1, Section 9, Clause 8
An esquire ("Esq.") is a title of nobility appended to lawyers once they become barristers ("Bar-risters") and are admitted to the Bar. Since common law originated in the United Kingdom, barristers from the U.K. are privileged with using the Esq. title and, therefore; as are lawyers practicing law in the United States.

Further, constitution ("constitutio" in Latin) constitutes a debt instrument settled between a debtor and creditor.  Whenever a constitution is created, it establishes what party owes what to whom and when. The U.S. Constitution is no different. It took the Treaty of Paris in 1783 to halt the American Revolution and the U.S. Constitution some years later to constitute the outstanding debt owed to the Crown. The American Revolution was premised on the British North American Colonists refusing to repay war debt from the days of the French-Indian War.

Moreover, the Civil War was premised on the Confederate states attempting to secede from the Union, which was interpreted as the Confederate states absconding from their outstanding debt obligations established in the U.S. Constitution. Further attempts by federated states within the Union to secede in the current day will only cause more political tension with both the U.S. government and the Crown, which will result in armed conflict if states do not honor their current position as it relates to the Union and the Union's obligations to the Crown.

In the 18th century, many Scottish peoples refused to pay taxes to the Crown and were apprehended into debtor's prison. When the Crown was confronted with the situation of populating the British North American colonies with worker's for it's East India Company territories, a noble presented the idea to commute the sentences of Scottish criminals to the colonies or have them continue to serve the remainder of their prison terms behind bars, thus the term "Scot-free" was born. In essence, dating back to the colonial roots, the United States has always been a "prison camp."

So, as we continue in our celebrations this weekend, do keep in mind that you have no true freedom nor liberty according to the Law of nations. On Monday, you will return to work from weekend festivities wondering "how exactly am I truly free if I am forced to show up to barely make it paycheck-to-paycheck"? Harriet Tubman once said that she freed a thousand slaves and could have freed a thousand more only if they knew they were slaves.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Two Countries Announce Inability to Repay IMF

These days are exciting times! Greece officials have already notified the International Monetary Fund ("IMF") that they will be unable to repay more than $1.6 billion owed to private creditors at the IMF on July 10, 2015 due to outrageous interest rates forewarned about years ago before Greece agreed to borrow. This has created a bit of a stir on the open market with fluctuations as the Dow Jones Industrial Average ("DJIA") plummeted by 350 points - akin to the meltdown of 2008. Keep in mind, this is only one country when a vast majority of countries around the world have obligations to the IMF. (While I write this, I have just learned that Puerto Rico has followed in step today.)

If you do not think that was bad enough, Puerto Rico has announced similar problems in the same week. It will be unable to pay its obligations to the IMF also due next week. Puerto Rico is now the second country to default on its obligations within the span of a month. Don't worry though, your money market account will do just fine - just listen to the talking heads.

So, what does this mean for people around the world? This is only the beginning of a huge mess manifesting consequences we have been hearing about for decades now. While the open market fluctuates with extreme volatility, there have been people known to amass great amounts of wealth with put options against the dominant currencies as the market plummets and buying up stocks reduced to mere pennies. This is only one way. The other is to increase one's holdings in precious metals as currencies begin to destabilize. As currency rates drop, the value of precious metals increase. We all know what happened to the Deutschmark during World War II.

So, while the public pushes for a $15/hour minimum and "livable" wage, the dollar is becoming worth less and less every day whereby $15/hour does not support a livable wage in the metropolis' of the United States today, let alone 5 years from now in 2020 when the $15/hour is suppose to take affect. We are literally focused on the wrong endeavors as global currencies begin to crash.

The Vaccine Paradox

It is a policy in the U.S. military that once the U.S. President directs the executive branch to be vaccinated, every "swinging john" is required to be vaccinated and they have a deadline or face ridicule and legal repercussion. Now, the same is true for the State of California and quite possibly every State of the Union soon enough, as federal legislation currently looms in the Halls of Congress.

Personally, I never felt like I came closer to death than when I received the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine during military basic training, and then the Small Pox vaccine two years later and days prior to deployment. As soon as my first child was born, I anticipated a State mandate would be certified one day and it has come. I made a decision to undertake considerable study into both sides of the debate.

During the H1N1 (Swine Influenza) media scare of 2009, I discovered the same pharmaceutical company that created the H1N1 vaccine for the U.S. Department of Defense in 2009 was the exact same company that shipped millions of tainted H5N1 (Bird Influenza) vaccines to 18 different European countries months prior from the United States, Baxter International, Inc. While this egregious act could have precipitated an epidemic in Europe, Baxter never faced any worthwhile legal repercussion or investigation.

The damning part really is that it was a reassortment mixed with live human influenza, which is only one of two ways in starting a pandemic. In fact, had this combination traveled to the Americas after widespread inoculation in Europe and the swine influenza been widely administered according to the chronology of these events in 2009, the immunities of Americans would have been readily suppressed to a point of causing mass illnesses and possibly deaths.

The option for Californians now is that all schoolchildren will be required to be vaccinated if they are going to be attending on-campus schools, whether public or private, unless a licensed physician certifies that extenuating medical circumstances expose schoolchildren to unnecessary health risks. There is no longer a "religious pardon." It is either that they attend on-campus institutions and receive vaccinations or homeschool and not be required to be vaccinated. The interesting part about this is the ongoing public debate about unvaccinated children posing an undue health risk to vaccinated children, vaccines having a connection to autism by its aluminum, mercury, and thimerosal contents, etc. It has really spiraled out of control and appears now to be more psychological than science.

There is tremendous conflict, especially from within the international medical community at the highest levels of the Center for Disease Control, about the safety concerns as they relate to vaccines. While professionals in the media have purported that the unvaccinated pose a public danger to vaccinated children, other medical professionals with an emphasis in immunology and neurology have gone toe-to-toe and publicly testified on record that there is no empirical evidence to show that the unvaccinated pose a health risk to the vaccinated.

So, we have this to-and-fro in the medical community all the while government is issuing mandates under the banner of public health and safety concern. When government decides in haste, especially under the banner of "public benefit," that is more often than not the queue to take a strong read deeper into the science and hard data. In my personal studies, I have discovered the DoD finances virus creation for "drills," which are designed to defendant against lab-created virus strains, therefore; the public has become a training ground for bio-medical experimentation of weaponry.

One of biggest myths needing to be ironed out at this time is that vaccines do not cause injuries. That is pure nonsense after my own personal experiences and the experience of others. It is reportedly "rare" that people experience side effects. If at least 1 in 3 people that receive the smallpox vaccine are forced to miss work in order to recover from a vaccine, that is not rare. The same is true for MMR, H5N1, Anthrax, etc.

In closing, I am reminded of World War Z and Resident Evil where pandemics began from human error in closely guarded top secret defense laboratories, yet today the unvaccinated are the target of public scrutiny. This makes total and complete sense! We deserve an award for this breakthrough in rationale.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Holy See enters Treaty Recognizing State of Palestine

Prime Minister of Palestine and Pope
It is official. Palestine has been recognized as a State by the Holy See, but as you might already have guessed not everyone is smiling about the occasion. The State of Israel has been quick to offer its two cents explaining that an international accord with the Holy See tarnishes years of direct discussions between Israel and Palestine. The Vatican, on the other hand; sees this move as a step in a positive direction so as to facilitate "peace in the middle east" between two of some of the world's greatest foes.

What doesn't help Israel's case is that it has been indicted by the International Criminal Court ("ICC") at the Hague, Netherlands for international war crimes against the people of Palestine. While Israel has been raising and exhausting as many objections as they can, The Vatican recognizing Palestine as a State will surely aide the ICC in their journey to view Palestine as a State and hold parties accountable for their actions in violation of international conventions. A ballsy move by the State of Israel is the subtle questioning of the ICC's competence and jurisdiction in the affairs of Israel in the first place. "For whatever reason," the ICC has not brought the matter to trial…yet.

At this time, over 130 countries worldwide have officially recognized Palestine as a State, but Palestine does not require so much recognition to exercise the Right to self-determination (aka self-government). According to the Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of States of 1933, it can declare Independence for itself without unjustified interference so long as it satisfies the four elements of Statehood.