THE LAW REGARDING BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP
Administrative agencies of the American Federal Government since the passage of the 14th Amendment, have excluded foreigners and their children by race, creed, and color—including the total abolition of Chinese (The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882) and Japanese (Asian Exclusion Act of 1924) from becoming United States citizens. These examples bring great skepticism to the current debate raging in America, as today, we find the opposite interpretations of these same Amendments and Supreme Court decisions from the 1860s and 1880s, respectively, to mean that open borders are a human right for anyone, from anywhere, with any agenda--even ideologies hostile or dangerous to America and its principles.
Open Border advocates claim if a person can cross the U.S. border—legally or illegally--and drop their spawn, they add that child to the American taxpayer’s burden forever. No questions allowed by Progressive fanatics of the Administrative State or Mainstream Media—both of which once held the opposing view.
In fact, the same political party which decried this “Birthright Citizenship” as ‘an outrage’ as recently as 1990s (Democrat Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid) when it was not working in their party's favor, now holds “Birthright Citizenship” to be a sacrosanct human right. Immigrants coming then were largely seeking opportunity not a handout—and therefore more likely to vote Republican—but the incredibly generous giveaways of today attract a very different group of immigrants—more likely to be Democrats—thus the change in that party’s stance on the issue.
This madness prompted me to study the issue in depth and try to figure out how such an inane policy could possibly exist. It is admittedly an emotional, politically-driven debate, whose players keep switching sides, depending on the politics of the moment—and all of their interpretations appear to be wrong.
SO WHAT ARE THE FACTS?
The facts reveal a more sensible truth.
FACT—It is true that the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granted the right for those born in the United States to become citizens, as a means of forcing the instatement of citizenship for black Americans born on American soil who were victims of enslavement. This amendment actually fulfilled the Founders’ promise of equal treatment under law for Americans.
FACT— That same Amendment excluded Native Americans and women indicating considerable limitations were intended. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently acknowledged this uncomfortable truth in an interview—during which she forgot what the Fourteenth Amendment was about but was reminded. A member of the audience gave her a copy of the Constitution she swore to uphold—but apparently, rarely uses. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKJ8j-FokCI).
FACT—Just two months before the adoption of the 14th Amendment in 1866, Congress also passed the Civil Rights Act to address the same issues and declared “all persons born in the United States and not subject to any foreign powers, excluding Indians not taxed” to be citizens. If Congress did not intend for the original owners of America’s vast landscape to be citizens, granting that to all others, seems a bit of a stretch. Further, the phrase ‘subject to foreign powers’ clearly excludes any who come to the United States illegally as they are still subject to the jurisdiction of the nations from which they came or were born.
SO WHERE IS THE PROBLEM?
The hard hike uphill to the truth gets even trickier, as the last seminal decision on this issue harkens back to Supreme Court decision Wong Kim Ark from 1898, when the court ruled that since Wong Kim Ark was born to parents who were in America legally at his time of birth, he was, in fact, a U.S. citizen, even though the laws later passed by Congress denying his entire race citizenship, were in force upon his return to the United States from China.
The “Kim” ruling of 1898 decided that:
‘Upholding the concept of jus soli (citizenship based on place of birth), the Court held that the Citizenship Clause needed to be interpreted in light of English common law, which had included as subjects virtually all native-born children, excluding only those who were born to foreign rulers or diplomats, born on foreign public ships, or born to enemy forces engaged in hostile occupation of the country's territory.’ The ruling further required birth citizens to have “a permanent domicile and residence in the United States.”
Even the most elastic interpretation of this ruling would indicate that people illegally invading America to occupy even a square meter of the country’s territory would qualify for exclusion from ever holding legal status or their children having any birthright to citizenship. The further requirement to have “residence”and a "domicile" in the United States—meaning that the parents must hold lawful status to reside in the nation and have a place to live when birthing children—is inescapable. Simply sneaking across the border or setting one foot on U.S. soil to make their offspring a citizen does not qualify. This should end the question for all times—but that is not likely, as immigration is the only life raft keeping the ‘Progressive’ Democrat Party afloat in America today.
WHERE ARE WE NOW?
President Trump, given the seriousness of this issue and the ineptness of Congress to act on it, has promised an executive action—which will be immediately challenged by his opposition in the life raft (and the mainstream media that does most of its paddling). The President therefore needs to prepare for the inevitable court battle to prevent any of the invading ‘caravans’ from ever becoming residents or citizens by focusing on their stated intent to wilfully violate U.S. borders. That should determine them to be “enemy forces engaged in hostile occupation of the country’s territory.”
This 7,000 strong force of mostly young men between the ages of 18 and 24 have already broken through/invaded/violated the borders of either one or two nations, depending on whether they are Honduran or Guatemalan—and how Bangladeshis and Syrians came to be among them is yet to be determined—but they are, indeed, in the so-called ‘caravan’ as well.
Violently breaking through international borders, tearing down barricades and openly and notoriously violating the laws of Nations, while admittedly on the way to do so in yet a third or fourth nation to literally steal benefits, qualifies as ‘hostile’ and when financed by America’s enemies, it is rightly described as a ‘force’ with ill intent.
It was also revealed this week that molotov cocktails (gasoline bombs) are being produced to be used at Mexico’s Southern border by the next group of invaders to force entry, and weapons are being gathered just south of our own border by forces hostile to America, for a confrontation at the destination border—ours.
SHOW ME THE MONEY
The funding for this 7,000 strong force, therefore, is quite relevant to the President’s argument as well, which is perhaps why no Progressive media has questioned how 7,000 people are fed, watered, toileted, and feted each day, to survive a 2,500 mile march. Now we know.
The money is coming from two Marxist dictators ‘hostile’ to the United States. The President of Honduras officially advised U.S. Vice-President, Mike Pence this week that his government can prove funding is coming from the Marxist regimes of Nicolás Maduro (Venezuela) and Miguel Díaz-Canel (Cuba) to finance this mercenary force marching on the United States.
This is actually a brilliant move in my opinion, though I abhor the use of poor people as pawns in a dangerous game of global politics by foreign dictators. For the cost of less than one bunker-busting bomb, however, these two dictators will cost the American taxpayers 1) hatred from the world community, and 2) they will impose a financial burden on the American taxpayers for a century.
This is brilliant. They are undermining their enemy for a pittance. If their cause was for actual freedom rather than Marxist oppression, I’d be their greatest advocate—but they are not for that. They are simply using poor, oppressed people to further their Marxist ideology and bankrupt America—and their comrades on America’s Left appear to be in goose-step with them.
WHAT IS THE REAL COST OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION?
In the President's argument should also be mention of the cost. Hispanic columnist, Sara Gonzales, recently reported on the pricetag of illegal immigration alone—which does not include those who enter the United States legally. The numbers are staggering:
“The Federation for American Immigration Reform — or FAIR — released a comprehensive report Wednesday on the rising cost of illegal immigration. Here are the numbers you should know:
Total government expenditures on illegal immigration: $134.9 billion per year
Total federal costs: $45.9 billion
● Education costs: $1.7 billion
● Medical costs: $17.1 billion
● Justice system costs: $13.1 billion
● Welfare programs: $5.9 billion
● General expenditures: $8.1 billion
Total state and local costs: $89 billion
● Education costs: $44.4 billion
● Medical costs: $12.2 billion
● Justice system costs: $10.9 billion
● Welfare costs: $2.9 billion
● General expenditures: $18.6
Though many immigration advocates believe these expenditures are offset by the taxes paid into the system by illegal immigrants, FAIR’s report shows that even when considering total taxes paid by illegal immigrants at both federal and local levels, the deficit is staggering, with the costs outweighing the taxes paid into the system by a 7-to-1 ratio.”
If someone successfully breaks into my home, that does not automatically make them a part of my family. If someone successfully breaks into my nation, that does not make them—or their child—my fellow citizen, and we should not have to spend this money to support them.
Both are criminals—for whom I have great sympathy, as my writings attest—but I do not defend those who intentionally violate the laws of nations—or the sanctity of my home, and in fact, I very much equate the two.
WHAT DOES THE PRESIDENT NEED TO DO?
By declaring this invasion (or any who violate our borders) as ‘hostile', he is covered. He should also cite and enforce the Supreme Court decision in “Wong Kim Ark” that parents must have residency and a domicile in the United States before their child is born to qualify for Birthright Citizenship.
If the invaders cannot show residency papers or legal domicile, then foreign eggs and sperm blended have no right to anything in the United States, only their own nations are responsible for those zygote(s) and children.
This has no affect on the rights of legal immigrants. They can apply at a port of entry and if accepted, their children will automatically become citizens when born on U.S. soil, but if not, the President can stop them, arrest them, imprison them, and send them back, with prejudice—meaning they can never return again or be considered for entry into the United States—and neither can any nappy-wearers they disgorge during their stay on President Trump’s soil. Period.
He has every right to do what he is doing, under law decided in the 1800s.
Congress needs to address all of these issues and update America's policies by law, ending any reasons for coming to America other than to benefit our nation. Further, are we to allow any and all to invade our nation, just because they have allowed their own leaders to impose less successful policies and stultifying Middle Age ideologies on them where they were born?
In answer, we should not. People need to sort out their own governments, not just flee them seeking ‘asylum’ in those that used human freedom and its inevitable results to their benefit.
Get rid of your dictators, and put these same ideas to work in your nations. The miracle can happen there, but for God’s sake, do not come to ours and try to change us. We’re fine. It’s you who have done this to yourselves, or allowed it. We revolted against it and used these simple ideas to create the greatest nation on earth. Why don’t you?
But as the law stands today, the President has every right to stop it if he words the order with the correct terminology.
Howell W. Woltz
Author of "Restoring America: by returning to its Constitution." Watch for Howell's new novel "The Lawyers Guild" which will be available in late November.
TOUGHEST OF QUESTIONS—WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT THE INVASION?
I am an immigrant—to Poland—so it would be unfair to characterise me as xenophobic or anti-immigrant—as the old joke goes, “I are one.” I came to Poland legally, or it is unlikely I would still be here. Unlike America, the laws here are tough and they are enforced. I am married to a Polish citizen, yet that does not mean that I can ever be one.
To be considered for citizenship, I must first live here supporting myself for at least five years—asking nothing from government—before I can even apply for any status but temporary residency, and I am not allowed to take any job that could be taken by a Pole, including a fairly long list of them. Fair enough.
Second, I must become fluent to the B1 level in this language, which now ranks as the most difficult on earth (it was Mandarin, but it was simplified many years ago, leaving Polish as the toughest). I expected the same of those who migrated to my country, so rather than complaining, I’m complying.
And as simple courtesy, being an immigrant, I don’t try to tell these people how they should do things, run their country, or try to force my ways and foreign ideas on them—as certain ideologies now assert the right to do in America. The Poles don’t allow it, and if I came for that reason, they think I should be rejected and deported, but If I want to live among them as a Pole, I am welcome.
RESULTS OF SENSIBLE IMMIGRATION POLICIES
And guess what? Not a single terrorist act has ever occurred on Polish soil, there is almost full employment, and this nation was just rated the ‘safest for women’ in Europe. Could these policies and outcomes be related? You bet.
And I don’t consider any of these requirements to be anything but reasonable or sensible. That is actually the way most of the world handles this question, outside of Prog-run ‘no-border’ nut farms, all of which are presently being overrun by those hostile to their way of life--but too weak to resist them or save their cultures.
We Americans had a long history of being welcoming to all who wanted to come and help us build our nation or contribute to that effort. Like Poland, no one was given a handout or a leg up except perhaps by the Church or charities—all voluntarily. No one tried to force us to bow to their cultures or support them—they came to America to be like us. To be part of us. And that system worked well, only attracting those who wanted to be here for the right reasons rather than for a handout. They just wanted an opportunity, and they became one of us quickly, rather than being used to divide us as Americans for political purposes, or ask us to teach them and the next generation of their family in their own language or former cultural surroundings and mores.
Immigrants had to learn our language and be productive or starve, like I am doing now in Poland. No one else was forced to pay for them or made to feel guilty for asking them to pay their own fair share.
WRONG INCENTIVES, BAD RESULTS
Fast forward to the American Welfare State and the reasons people give for migrating to our nation and you will find that they are vastly different. I know, as I spent seven years being moved 29 times between ICE detention centres all over America with mostly Hispanic immigrants from Honduras, El Salvador and Mexico and I know their reasons for coming to the United States from living with them, helping them on their legal cases, and hearing their stories, as editor of the hispanic prison newspaper, Despierta America!.
The reasons stated were generally not good ones or positive for our nation. Mainly, it was to sell drugs or access our generous welfare system—but again—those were the immigrants already arrested for murder, rape, robbery or drug crimes.
So when the Clintons, Pelosis and Schumers try to tell me they are all warm and fuzzy simply wanting to do jobs Americans won’t do, I know better. Anybody leaving an American prison would take any job he could, so I know that’s a lie, and I watched nine men carried out on stretchers, in wheelchairs, and in chains just one morning over breakfast when rival hispanic gangs had a rumble.
The MS-13 men who started it screamed their gang motto “Murder, Rape, Control!,” while knifing their opponents with sharpened toothbrushes and ‘shivs’. The motto has been recently modified to “Murder, Rape, Conrol, Repeat” but you get the picture.
I knew many of the human traffickers as well from Guatemala and Honduras from having worked on their cases (which probably kept me alive, as I was useful to them) but nice or well-intentioned about our nation, are not words I can apply to any of those men I met.
THE REAL REASONS FOR THESE UNSAFE POLICIES IN AMERICA
While Jeff Bezos’ employees at the The Washington Post, and Chicago Op-Ed pieces (May 9th, 2018) try to tell us that America is safer with illegal immigrants, that is an outright lie that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton can debunk for them with the actual numbers.
Statistically, an illegal alien is three times more likely to commit a felony according to his agency--the one that arrested and prosecuted them--and I believe the State of Texas over Jeff Bezos/Soros gang on the left who are promoting this invasion, or anything the Koch Brothers want to preach on the right to talk us into accepting this nonsense, after my own experiences. I lived with them.
If the Bezoses, Soroses,Kochs, Waltons and others of their enormous wealth really cared so much about people, why are we subsidizing their employees with food stamps and welfare to the tune of $150 billion a year?
‘Public records obtained by the New Food Economy, a nonprofit news organization, show that thousands of Amazon employees rely on the government’s Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) to make ends meet. As many as 1 in 3 Amazon employees in Arizona — and about 1 in 10 in Pennsylvania and Ohio — receive food stamps, according to an April report by the New Food Economy, based in New York.’
Bezos’ workers are so poorly paid that we have to take care of them and the Koch brothers only want cheap(er) labor. Soros just wants to disrupt America and take down its Constitution by any means necessary and all are willing to put those who do not live in their gated communities at risk for their own agendas, and I say shame on them and the politicians they own on both sides, who would rather take their money, than protect us and our families--or America.
SO WHAT DO WE DO?
Is it ‘cruel’, as we are being told, to want to keep our own American culture and maintain a reasonable standard of life and living for our own children? If so, I’m so tired of the mush mouth nonsense about foreign 'children’ (and everything but the truth) that I really don’t care any more. I’m more worried about the 1,200 Texas mothers whose babies were killed by illegal aliens just since 2011, than the babies the gangs dropped off at our border years ago, many of whom did it. Yes, an estimated 30% of those murders were committed by so-called ‘Dreamers’ who were actually ‘Nightmares’—again, according to the government of Texas that arrested and convicted them.
If it’s just about cheap labor for the super-rich and votes for the plutocrats and Progs, I say let’s #stoptheflood. What about us?
But since when did you hear of a politicians who really cared or listened to We the People if the Bezos/Soros/Walton/Koch billionaires demanded something against OUR wishes? It's like no one cares--and I suspect they don't.
87% of us want stronger immigration rules and borders while both sides of the aisle in Congress just yawn and push it down the road—promising every two years they’ll fix it, just to get re-elected. Why do we keep on believing them? It’s crazy.
It’s time we called for a Convention of States (www.conventionofstates.com) and got them back in line by making it illegal for any politician to take a dime except from warm-blooded, breathing human beings who have the right to vote in their districts. A single penny from a Corporation, foreign government, PAC, union, or even a political party to buy their loyalty away from us—their real constituents—should send the giver and receiver to jail.
And until we get over our socialist experiment under Progressive rule and get real once more, we need borders that are impenetrable; we need smart policies that allow only immigrants who can support themselves or contribute to our nation (rather than expecting something from us); and they all need to take a pledge to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States, which if they ever violate—such as promoting anti-American groups or ideologies—is cause for them to be returned to their nation of origin upon evidence of this.
WHAT ABOUT THE INVASION ON ITS WAY RIGHT NOW?
To stop the hordes of --most recently estimated at 10,000-14,000-- currently on their way to invade the United States, it’s time to not only deploy the military, but to make it more difficult to get through to the border itself, until sensible immigration policies are restored and enforced.
Congress should step up and officially declare this a war (something they have not had the courage to do since WWII, by the way) as this is just that—a war. It’s an invasion. We’ve been threatened, we’ve been warned, and they’re on the way with pitchforks to the castle right now. Thanks to the limp-wrists and Bezos-Koch ‘suckers’ (take it any way you want to) in Congress, they can just walk across and our pathetic laws will make it a costly hassle to get even a few of them back to their home nations--by intent. Those are Koch workers and Nancy voters--and both say the hell with us.
The Army Corps of Engineers’ mission is to "Deliver vital public and military engineering services; partnering in peace and war to strengthen our Nation's security” and they should be deployed to the border immediately, to construct barricades just as our nation used in other times of war. While that may sound cruel, it is the only way to prevent or even slow down those who would storm our nation illegally. Those who make it through knowing that we have deemed them hostile, should be immediately arrested and made prisoners of war—with no rights of any kind to ever live among us now, soon, or ever. That will put a stop to it.
This will not be popular, but stringing that razor wire and building those makeshift barricades—upturned bridges used by Seabees could even work—anything, until the President gets his wall—but anything at all that will stop those who care about themselves or their families from trying to come through is good. Those that do—well that’s on them, not the President. They came in as hostiles, and they should be treated as such--no rights except under the Geneva convention as POWs.
But without some spine in Congress to back the President and a resolution or declaration of war to officially identify these invaders as the hostiles that they are—and give him powers to detain them without rights or regress other than deportation or incarceration—then they have put us all at risk and it’s on Congress—not the President.
The RINOS and PROGS want this invasion simply to hurt the President, knowing that if he actually acts in his nation’s best interest he will be vilified, and may both groups on right and left rot in Hell for such self-serving cynicism, while doing great harm to our nation and its people.
We need to give the president a team--no more Flakes, McCains, and Corkers of the Right, and no more Progs on the left. It's time for all of us, black, white, brown, yellow, red or green--I don't care what color--but it's time for all Americans who like being that, to come together and get this fixed on November 6th.
Howell W. Woltz
The International Centre for Justice
Author of “Restoring America: by returning to its Constitution” (2018) and a new novel “The Lawyers Guild” which will be released in November of this year.
First of all…I did not like Brett Kavanaugh because he was a Bushite who helped justify the Iraq war and then suggested to Chief Justice Roberts that if he called Obamacare a ‘tax’ so they could sneak it through. Trying to take off a bathing suit top as a teenager—well, every man I know tried that (but him, apparently)—so let’s look at what may have brought this sudden attack of conscience on months after reported to Feinstein and gang (and 34-36 years after she alleged it happened).
Anyone who says “We must believe them all!”, please read the Duke Lacrosse Case where the ‘victim’ had 23 different DNA-tested semens in her vagina—and none of them was from the three men she accused. One of the accused was photographed by a bank machine far away when the woman who had been with 23 men earlier that same day having sex for money, alleged he/they ‘raped her.’ Call me a bit jaded, but I’ve worked on too many cases of wrongful conviction to buy just any story without a little corroboration. Rape? Bad. False accusations? Also bad, which is why we have due process.
But why did she come forward now? First of all, she never even alleges rape or anything close to it, only that she thought it was going to happen. As someone who has lived this stuff for a number of years, I was intrigued. Why would she publicly humiliate herself, especially knowing that no one could or would corroborate her tale? It’s not a normal thing. Worse, if true, why was no one from her family there to support her? Not even her husband. Where was her mother? My whole family was at every proceeding when I was wrongly charged, even when they kept moving me from court to court (outside of law) to prevent it. Whey weren’t her people there to support her? Mine were. That may have been the most troubling thing--but also very telling, and I think we've figured out why.
So, here are some interesting items our investigators found that are not in the press:
That still leaves a big question as to why supportive Hubby did not show up--but maybe he's mad because he's not getting the GoFundMe money from the Feinstein/Schumer cabal too. Or maybe he doesn't believe her too. Anyway, it would have been smart of Feinsteins to buy him too, because with even one support person there for her other than the TV Misandrist witch--I never would have started digging.
Howell W. Woltz
International Centre for Justice
Author of "Restoring America: by returning to its Constitution" available on Amazon
“Restoring America: by returning to its Constitution”
by Howell W. Woltz
AVAILABLE ON AMAZON.COM
THE ORIGINS OF PROGRESSIVISM AND ITS DANGERS
Howell W. Woltz, The International Centre for Justice, Warsaw, Poland. To contact Howell, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone, +48 604 900 183.
On September 11th, 1683, Polish King Jana III Sobieski and his army of 30,000 crushed the muslim hordes of Grand Vizier, Kara Mustafa in Vienna. Sobieski’s Hussars routed Mustafa and his force—10 times their numbers—out of Europe, saving Western Civilization in the process.
The leaders of Europe and previous US Administrations have invited these hordes to return and are supporting them while they build and breed their numbers to a force sufficient to mount jihad. Why this is being allowed and encouraged is beyond mystifying. Quran 8:12 still says, “I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.” That is Mohammed’s order to all of his followers for all time, until every “Jew, Christian, and Kaffir” has been murdered or subdued. Do EU/US leaders believe these words have changed their meaning since the last invasion? Muslim clerics are not soft like Western leaders and still follow them.
Just as Mustafa followed Mohammed’s orders in 1683, the current muslim hordes—once they reach sufficient numbers—will do it again. Mohammed used the same method of stealth invasion in Medina making is Sharia—the accepted way. The jihad for Europe was planned long ago and preached by imams and clerics in both the sending nations of the Middle East, and the target nations who are so stupidly taking Mohammed’s knife into their bosom.
Why? Some say it is a plot by Soros-backed Progressive factions to foment civil war so the Central Governments in Brussels and Washington can clamp down under the guise of ‘protecting us.’ The double-speak term ‘progressive’ should be a clue to all, as there is nothing forward-looking about sending Europe into another dark age or feudalism under the warlord’s seed (or that of the EU). But as long as the Quran 5:33 says “They [Christians and Jews] should be murdered, crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned,” letting even one muslim into Europe or the US is madness. Millions of them? A death wish—or a reason for tyrants to put our necks under a Brussels/DC-sized boot.
Mohammed is dead, so his violent orders will not change. They are for all time. Jihad is not a choice, but a commandment until every single one of us who do not believe in this evil ideology are dead or subdued. So why would the Soros gang and their public marionettes like Merkel, Macron, May (and almost Clinton!) keep doing this to Europe, absent some evil plot to subdue free nations? It is the only theory that holds water—meaning sovereign nations must re-assert themselves now like Poland, Czech Republic, Italy, Austria (and USA under Trump) are doing—or die.
The commandments of Mohammed have not changed since 1683 when the last European invasion took place. Further, we see from almost daily beheadings, rapes, murders, and jihad by his followers that they have only become more violent and better armed over time. As always, history enlightens us. “On the way to Vienna, the Poles are witness to gruesome massacres of 30,000 Christian civilian hostages, decapitated and impaled infants, children and women murdered in captivity. This inflames the Polish ranks with fury and craving for merciless revenge” as the Day of Siege describes, and a muslim force ten times stronger was defeated by Sobieski. What will it take to inflame Western leaders of today? Why are they willing to sacrifice their own cultures and people to death and subjugation, knowing what transpired in the past from this same ideology and people?
Isolating Islam is the only answer. The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation founded in 1969 has 57 members, 56 of which are also member states of the United Nations with 47 countries being majority Muslim. Trade must be cut off with every one of them. Stop buying their oil, which funds both jihad and exportation of their fighters to Europe and America. Stop entry for all from those nations identifying with this ideology of death and genocide, including diplomats, students and business people. Force the return of any migrants from these nations, and any who have already been accepted for citizenship must swear written allegiance to their new nation and its culture--and accept integration training--or be returned to whichever nation they claimed. If Iraqis lied and claimed to be Syrian, that’s their problem. Syria’s doors are re-opened, so they’ll fit in better there than here.
Cruel? Not as cruel as letting them stay and murder you, rape your wife and children, and destroy everything your ancestors ever did or built. Do nothing, and only the angels will weep for you.
Howell W. Woltz , Author of "Restoring America: by returning to its Constitution."
Warsaw, Poland, October 8, 2018
To: Mathew Mari, New York Attorney, The Mathew Mari Show, WVOX
Callista Gingrich, U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican
Lewis J. Borsellino, Principle, DefendEdge Chicago, (SOC)
Jared Kushner, Advisor to the President of the United States
WHY I AM ASKING YOU TO HELP
As introduction, I am a writer, mainly on judicial reform and the Constitution, but each of you has either read or received one of my books. Mrs. Gingrich read “Justice Denied: the United States v. The People” back in 2012 while at the N.R.A. Convention with her husband; Mr. Borsellino also read that book and knows me personally for almost twenty years. I was Mr. Mari’s guest last week in New York regarding my latest book, “Restoring America: by returning to its Constitution” and Mr. Kushner, as well as his father, Charles (my old landlord years ago when I had offices in Manhattan) received, “Justice Restored: 10 steps to end mass incarceration in America” back in 2016, as has each member of Mr. Kushner’s White House Committee on judicial reform.
You are the people that can make this plan come to pass and end one of the most violent chapters in American history. We have a confluence of events that can work together to solve several problems at once, while rebuilding failing institutions and the public’s trust in them:
What this team could accomplish
I know you all to be deeply religious people but also pragmatists. Mr. Mari has championed the wrongfully convicted for 42 years as a defense attorney as well as hosting one of the most respected religiously-informed radio shows in New York City. Ms. Gingrich understands the problems of over-incarceration better than any politician, and now serves as Ambassador to the Vatican. Mr. Borsellino was top-trader in the S&P pits for years, as well as being the most successful problem solver I know— a lifelong resident of Chicago. Mr. Kushner—a champion in his own right for judicial reform—has the ear of the gentleman with the courage and means to make this happen, and the personal life experience to know this plan would work if followed.
We have what is arguably the most powerful, richest religious institution in mankind’s history, losing its way over scandals, lack of purpose, and loss of trust. This is not the first time the church has overcome similar situations, so history gives us a guide of how to cure it now. We do not need to re-invent. Most are familiar with Don Bosco of Italy (St. John Bosco) who addressed a similar time in post-Napoleonic/industrial revolution times in Italy. He was a great follower of the philosophy of Francis de Sales. The Society of Salesians that he founded ultimately established 250 homes for young men and women, saving 130,000 children from lives of poverty, crime, futility, and lack of meaning. Instead, 6000 of them became the next generation of priests and founder of convents, and three were canonised.
American prisons today are largely populated by people who do not belong there. The guilty snitch goes free in a deal to convict others, and the guys who had little or no part in a crime, go to prison. I know this, because I lived with them. I spent 7 years being moved all over America—29 moves between jails and prisons, to prevent my getting assistance—yet never convicted of any crime in or by any court of jurisdiction. A thorough review of 5,760 capital cases over a 23 year period—by the courts themselves—revealed that our criminal justice system gets it wrong 82% of the time, even when death is the outcome. https://deathpenaltyinfo.org/summary-columbia-university-study-prof-james-s-liebman.
After personally assisting convicted citizens seeking relief in over 400 non-capital criminal cases over the past 12 years, I can tell you the error rate is even higher when the court is putting their targets away for a few decades rather than killing them.
By offering a form of specific work-probation to those who are not a risk to society—including a stimulus package of what would have been their cost of incarceration for the coming year—approximately $36,000 each, there will be little recidivism. We give them this money upfront upon release—making this contingent upon also accepting a job of helping restore Catholic properties (and religious-based institutions—that hold a positive view of our way of life)—or for training by local police and perhaps Military Police units to patrol their own former neighborhoods like the beat cops of old. Leaving prison with $40 and a bus ticket—and no hope or opportunity—is what causes recidivism. We change that formula, and we change the outcome completely.
First, we’ve created a small economic boom in the very worst neighborhoods. Small businesses will spring up (addressed in next section) apartments and empty stores will be rented by the former prisoners with cash in their pockets, and small homes will be purchased in the places that were recently the scenes of what is statistically worse violence than the war zones of Afghanistan.
For those who contend there would be a spike in violence, that is untrue. The State of Kentucky released 600,000 violent and non-violent prisoners back into the community in 2004 alone for budgetary and other reasons—and many tens of thousands since—with no spike in crime. In fact, crime rates went down, following recent releases. New York similarly released 17,000 inmates in 2105, and crime went down. No one can tell a kid on the street better than a former prisoner, why he or she never wants to go there.
The Church would once again make itself relevant to the community, automatically drawing support from it, as not only the parishioners but all people would see its positive impact. No more young boys and girls need to be on the streets at night for lack of a stable home environment. They’ve got a bed, food, with structure, hope, a future—and a message if they want to hear it. Many of these young people would choose to become part of the church, just as they did in the 1800s when they saw the huge potential offered by true faith. Many would choose to serve the church or synagogue—just as they did before. Another problem solved—shortage of young people willing to dedicate themselves to our religious institutions, that hold society together.
And just as John Bosco did the the 1800s, we offer the residents apprenticeship opportunities to learn a trade under safe circumstances and rules, so they are not taken advantage of, but have a skill that can support them in a normal life. As the community thrives once more from its new-found economic freedom and vibrancy, electricians, carpenters, plumbers, brick masons, and all manner of trades will be in high demand.
And the former local tough-guys released from prison, who know the community and its people, will be walking their own neighborhood streets, two-by-two, day-and-night, with billy-clubs and badges which would instantly make a world of difference. No precinct time after training, just check in with a police-issued cell phone and log into Four-Square or some other tracking program that allows supervisors to monitor their beats and movements. Regular pay for regular work—and safe streets. If there is any problem, the local residents will have a place to report it.
If these former felons successfully complete the police training program and ‘beat duty’, they would be offered an official pardon, and an opportunity to join the police department as an officer, with all that implies. Another problem—shortage of police recruits—solved.
The Economic Piece
There is no place on earth that does not or has not responded to economic freedom. British pirates and opium dealers dumped on a rock known as Hong Kong, created what is still today one of the economic miracles of the world. Hong Kong remains in the top twenty in terms of GDP. The Portuguese accomplished similar success in Macau with similarly unwanted members of their own societies.
The secrets to economic success are few but immutable. The stability of a safe local environment under local control with as few regulations as possible, and freedom to associate wherever and however is feasible—will create this miracle, even on the empty, violent streets of Southside. And it will happen fast.
Jane Jacobs, Author of The Death and Life of American Cities, once wrote, “Urban planners in New York and ‘development’ seemed to end community life on the streets.” It was because of Jane Jacobs and her relentless attacks on the unelected city planners—who wanted to criss-cross Lower Manhattan with a series of major highways that would have destroyed Little Italy, Greenwich Village, and other vibrant communities—that New York is as liveable as it is today.
Jacobs told Robert Moses—the unelected czar of New York urban planning—that he and his people must learn “to respect—in the deepest sense—strips of chaos that have a weird wisdom of their own not yet encompassed in our concept of urban order.”
Our initiative would need to include these ‘strips of chaos. “Peace on the Streets” zones, where stifling ‘licensing requirements’, red-tape, creativity destroying regulations are suspended would thrive. Street vendors who can’t afford to rent the stores can sell their wares or services on the street just like in booming economies and vibrant cities the world over. In that chaos lies order—because it is having people on the street rather than hiding in their homes, that makes them safe. It is the empty streets in which all manner of evil and dark deeds hold sway.
The so-called ‘food deserts’ of Southside, will become thriving markets overnight. Local people selling fruits and vegetables in street stalls and markets will turn those neighborhood into food oases. Stands selling grandma’s homemade jam and fresh bread from an oven on the block will pop up like mushrooms after a rain. Small trucking firms will spring up to deliver the goods necessary for this new economy—many of them funded by the huge influx of money from their own citizens returning home from the gulag with money in their pocket.
What the president has done for our nation is no different from what can happen in Southside. Put some money back in the pockets of the people, give them back their freedom by slashing stifling red-tape and regulations—and leave them the hell alone. Learn to respect—in the deepest sense—that these ‘strips of chaos’ have their own wisdom. Trust the people, while re-establishing the true purpose of our religious institutions—to help one another, while living in peace with our neighbor.
By creating these ‘strips of chaos’ there will be activity—and eyes—on the street day and night. Children will once more be safe playing there, and neighbor will look out for neighbor—rather than killing them—because it makes good business sense. They will be watching your back and children, just as you watch theirs. Families would be re-united. A healing would begin.
Communities will begin to beg City Hall to set them free and let them become ‘Peace on the Streets’ zones—and it won’t be long before tax-paying businesses come back to the neighborhood to stay. They will not want to be left out of the economic boom there.
COST of this plan? ZERO. BENEFITS of this plan? ENORMOUS.
Howell W. Woltz, email@example.com, The International Centre for Justice, Warsaw, Poland.
Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has been sitting in the Senate since I was in college. He has done little if anything to ever make me think much of him, but I finally heard him say something sensible when interviewed by Judge Jeanine Pirro several weeks ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v21GnI2kmpc
Judge Jeanine asked what he would like to see happen to clean up Washington, DC, and he replied, "If you expose the wrong-doing and no one gets fired...if heads don't roll...nothing is going to change in Washington."
He's absolutely right--but extremely hypocritical. As Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee since 2015, he's had many, many opportunities to remove corrupt judges for cause, but not a single one has been impeached or removed during his tenure. In fact, though the statistics now show that the federal bench holds and houses one of the most corrupt groups imaginable--if you include violations of constitutional rights under color of law-- Senator Grassley has found no cause to disturb their peace, though much "wrong-doing" has been presented--yet "no one [got] fired," and not a single head has rolled under his watch.
Congressional review of over 1,000 complaints submitted to the Judiciary, in fact, tells the story. Not one judge was found by his or her 'peers' to have committed wrong-doing, even when attorneys alleged and/or proved criminal conduct. Of the roughly one-third of the cases re-submitted for appeal of the decision, none were allowed.
So I took Senator Grassley's hypocrisy personally, as I have filed a number of judicial complaints throughout the years, and even when wrong-doing was admitted, nothing--yes, I mean absolutely nothing--was ever done about it. Not a single rebuke or penalty was ever imposed.
One such judge is still on the bench in the Eastern District of North Carolina, as example, after being exposed for creating something of a cottage industry in a conspiracy with Western District prosecutors to violate the Sixth Amendment rights of federal defendants under the Sixth Amendment. These citizens had a constitutional right to be tried in the court and district where they were charged, yet unhappy with the excellent (and honest) Chief Judge of the Western District, Hon. Graham C. Mullen, prosecutors in that federal district who were stopped from violating the rights of their targets would simply have this Eastern District judge poach the case and kidnap the target from the Western District to his Eastern District court to give the prosecutors the outcome they wanted but could not get in the court of actual jurisdiction. This, of course, violates numerous federal laws and Constitutional requirements of due process, but who's watching? Certainly not Senator Grassley--I know, cause this criminal enterprise was brought to his committee.
In just one of these cases, I found 56 federal crimes committed by North Carolina's Eastern District Senior Judge, W. Earl Britt, in league with Western District Assistant U.S. Attorneys Matthew T. Martens and Kurt Meyers, to violate the constitutional rights of defendants. Though I found a number of other cases in which the conspirators of the Eastern District bench and Western District prosecutors did the same thing, this case involved Judge Britt's "blood-feud enemy of 30 years"--the former State Republican Chairman who had fought to keep him off the bench in 1980 when President Carter appointed him. It was pure payback--in violation of law and Standards of Judicial Conduct--but again, who's watching, Senator?
Though this was formally brought to Senator Grassley's committee by fellow Senator, Richard Burr, no action was ever taken--not even a reprimand-- even when such egregious illegal conduct was evident simply by looking at the Docket Sheet of the case. There was no "he said, she said" or areas for dispute. The facts were clear. The criminal conduct of two Department of Justice prosecutors in collusion with a senior federal judge two federal districts away was right there in the paperwork.
So while I applaud Senator Grassley's words, I'd like to see his actions match them.
America's judiciary now gets it wrong 82% of the time--even when death is the outcome for the citizen. Don't tune me out. I can back that up and give you the links to see for yourself--and those are not my numbers, they are from an intensive review by the courts themselves of their sloppy adjudication in 5,760 capital cases over a 23 year period. And I blame Senator Grassley and his whimpering colleagues for not having the courage to remove such judges and incarcerate corrupt prosecutors for this dismal record, which led to the deaths of many innocent people. That could have been avoided by making sure that 'heads roll' when criminal conduct is exposed, rather than just looking the other way and letting crimes continue to be committed by the courts vested with punishing them.
In Columbia Law School's summary of these reviews, in 73% of the cases, the courts themselves found so many violations of the constitutional rights of the defendants that the outcome was deemed unreliable and required overturn. In an additional 9% of the cases, it was clear from the prosecutors' evidence that their targets were innocent when put to the hazard, yet they tried and convicted them anyway.
Total--82%. Of the 5,760 people, which is almost every citizen charged with a crime deserving of death over a 23 year period, corrupt prosecutors and complicit judges were found to have gotten it wrong 8 out of 10 times. https://deathpenaltyinfo.org/summary-columbia-university-study-prof-james-s-liebman. Also, see https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-destruction-of-defendants-rights
I've personally worked on over 400 federal criminal cases where death was not the intended outcome, just years and decades in prison, and can tell you that the rate of criminal conduct by prosecutors and judges is even higher in non capital cases. Why? Because no one gets fired and no heads roll--just like Senator Grassley says. They are above the law and know it.
The Judge Britts of the judiciary--which is an alarmingly high percentage of them--know there is no penalty likely for their misconduct, even when it is criminal. Only two judges have been removed from office this century--even though the evidence of their incredible incompetence is now in hand. Though they are not immune from laws such as 18 U.S.C. §§241 and 242 (Violation of Constitutional rights under color of law, or conspiracy to do so), they simply don't charge themselves and there is no power remaining in America that can do so, which they also know.
Every other nation in the world that claims to be free has solved this problem by creating Offices of Ombudsman in each federal district to hold members of government to rule of law. Bureaucrats, politicians, prosecutors--and yes, even criminals on the bench--can be prosecuted by the Ombudsman and relief granted to their victims in independent review. So why don't we have Offices of Ombudsmen, Senator Grassley, if you guys in Congress are too chicken to 'fire' and make heads 'roll' in the federal judiciary, as is your duty under the Constitution? If you are unwilling to remove the criminals running the courts, why not allow Ombudsmen to do the job for you? Or are you and your colleagues perhaps concerned about your own actions that are unconstitutional--which an Ombudsman might also pursue? (That's bait for my next article about Congress's own criminal scheme to have us pay the premiums for their health care).
But let's see how many Americans you have allowed to be ruined by these rogue courts and prosecutors whose only apparent goal is chalking up convictions. The BNA Criminal Law Reporter, May 19, 2010, Vol. 87, No. 7--an official government publication--admitted, "The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that 71 million Americans--approximately 25%--have a criminal record." Shocking, right? That's why this number has only been published one time.
So let's juxtapose that government admission, with the more recently admitted excruciating level of incompetence (or malfeasance) in getting it wrong 82% of the time. (Imagine a drumroll in the background). That's 58 million Americans since I was in college and Senator Grassley came to Washington that are very likely to have been unlawfully imprisoned or executed by rogue judges and prosecutors who did not live within the law themselves. That's a holocaustic number of people murdered or sent to the Gulag by the state, and it's got to stop. Heads must roll--now.
58 million Americans lost their right to vote. They lost their right to defend themselves and their family. They can never get a good job again and are forced to pay for many government programs they cannot access. They are branded for life with a Scarlet "F" for felon put on their chest wrongfully by a system where prosecutors are driven to win and courts willingly assist them to fill the prison industry to overflowing. And how many innocent people were sent to their deaths instead of the gulag? We'll never know, because once this horrendous record of 'getting it wrong' began coming to light, Congress virtually suspended our constitutional right to seek review of bad or unlawful court decisions and outcomes. (https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-destruction-of-defendants-rights)
What other job in the world besides being an American prosecutor or judge allows you to get it wrong 8 out of 10 times--even when you are going to kill the person--and keep your job? It's high time Congress used their powers under Article III to create offices of Ombudsmen or Peoples' Courts in each federal district with the power to 1) hold government employees to Rule of Law as we are held to it by them, and 2) to grant relief to the millions of Americans violated under color of law.
Talk is cheap, Senator. It's time for action.
Howell W. Woltz
Author, "Restoring America: by returning to its Constitution"
If you are still in favor of “illegal immigration”—allowing people who break into our nation to stay—I ask you to take 5 minutes to reconsider. Please watch a couple of the many interviews on YouTube of mothers of young people brutally slain by those you wish to live amongst us permanently. There are far more of them than you know about.
(Click on link mothers of children murdered by illegals)
In the State of Texas alone, there are over 1,200 such mothers of dead children just since 2011 when the Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s Office began keeping stats on crimes by illegal aliens.
So why don’t we hear about these 1,200 American mothers who lost their babies to the babies of Honduran, Guatemalan and Mexican mothers who broke into our nation, or simply abandoned these precious little darlings on our nation’s doorstep? Or what about the 600,000 plus other violent crimes these babies committed when they grew up? And that’s just in Texas since the state began keeping these numbers a few years ago. Ask the mothers of the little American girls who were raped or murdered about being “compassionate” and continuing to allow gang members from Honduras, Guatemala and Mexico who did it—and their babies—to continue pouring across our porous border at will.
Truth is clearly not on the agenda in this debate—just more voters. How the Dems get them, and the cost of it to our nation and people, has proven unimportant. How stupid can it get?
But it’s time we asked them to tell the truth about why these foreign babies are so much more important to them than our babies—the ones being murdered, raped and robbed by these invaders. Do you find that statement too harsh? According to the facts, it is not.
Approximately 30% of those foreign babies who eventually wielded knives, guns, and bare hands against our babies to kill them were those same cuddly little “unaccompanied minors” that have been renamed ‘Dreamers’ by the crazed wing nuts who want their votes to offset ours.
Are the lives of these thousands of young Americans that were stolen from them by criminal aliens and so-called ‘Dreamers’, more important to the media and (other) crazies than our children? How stupid can they get? Do they really think that we won’t figure out what they are doing—and why? They can’t claim it is ‘compassion’ when 30% of the murders and 40% of violent crime in these states is being committed by these cuddly little babies when they grow up—unless the Dems have no remaining compassion for our own children—the victims—who are mostly legal immigrants from those same nations.
And it is no longer just border towns and states that are the targets of marauding gangs of dangerous criminal would-be-Dem-voter/invaders. It jumps to 40% of the murders, as example, in far-away New York’s Suffolk County (in 2017)—committed by illegal aliens and so-called Dreamers—many of whom were released to do it again—in hopes, one can only suppose, that they would illegally cast a ballot for those who opened the gates to them and theirs in the first place—the so-called “Progressives” of both parties.
How such a regressive creed can have the word 'progress' in it is beyond me. How stupidly can words be manipulated to serve such a sick cause?
Are the lives of Americans legal immigrants of so little value to these so-called ‘Progressives’ and Soros-backed groups helping these criminal invaders, that they no longer care about our own people? In any world but the one inhabited by these left wing nuts, this could not happen! It is not worth another American life for just one more Democratic-leaning or Socialist voter. I’m not against immigration—I’m an immigrant myself—but there has to be some vetting. In fact, I don’t understand anyone wanting anything but the best to come to their country—any country. What’s wrong with that?
And when almost one of three of the invaders will be the killer in murder stats, they’re not “Dreamers”, they’re “Nightmares.” They pose no danger to the pols, pundits, and latte-set behind their gated community walls and in their enclaves—they go to the places where average legal immigrant Americans live and turn those places into war zones. So what do the legal immigrants think?
That question brings up an interesting point that may come back to bite the pushers of this madness. How do the legal immigrants feel and think about floods of illegals and criminal aliens being invited to where they live by the ‘Progressives’? A recent press release from the LIBRE Initiative speaks volumes on this topic:
“According to a survey by Pew, nearly 70 percent of Latinos supported increased enforcement of Immigration laws even before the increased attention to border issues this year. A survey by FWD.us puts the number even higher – with 78 percent supportive of stronger border security, and comparable levels of support for a visa tracking system and e-verify.”
Why? Because they are the victims of the illegal gang members and criminals being invited to invade our nation. Who do these media crazies and Progs think suffer the most harm from their voter scheme? MS-13 and 18th Street Gangs don’t head for the country club communities where Nancy, Chuck and Auntie Maxine live, they blend in amongst the Latino communities—which end up suffering the harshest share of their criminal activity.
That’s why most Hispanics who are here legally or second generation are more concerned than anyone about open borders and the intentional importation of dangerous people coming from the world they escaped. If they liked socialism and violence, they could have stayed at home instead of coming to the United States to become a Democrat.
And here is the part that would frighten Dem bobble heads and media fringe-cakes if they paid attention to any sources outside their own echo chamber:
“[Gallup] polls show a trend for subsequent generations of Hispanic Americans to identify as more conservative than first generation immigrants.”
A lot more, in fact. As evidenced in the 2012 election, Hispanic voters who came as immigrants supported Dems at 72%, but by first generation, that dropped to 58%, and by then, only 7% even rank immigration as their top priority. Like newborn puppies, their eyes open rather quickly.
This should worry Dems and Progs as they also embrace the failed socialist policies that drove many of these people to America in the first place. Even more frightful for them should be the fact that their voter scheme is soaked in American blood, and these second generation immigrants are waking up to it—cause they are the ones doing most of the bleeding. In fact, an overwhelming number of the YouTube interviews of mothers of children murdered by illegals, were themselves legal immigrants.
Why go across town to “Kill, Rape, Control, Repeat,” (the official MS-13 slogan) when you can just stay home in the barrio and cut up (or rape) your own? If you are in California or a sanctuary city, you’ll be home for dinner either way—unlike an American citizen—so why go to the trouble of leaving the neighborhood? Why waste the gas? “Kill, Rape, Control, Repeat” where you live, only makes sense, right?
And it will ultimately be the children of these decent, law-abiding Latinos who have so suffered from the Dem’s blood-soaked ballot box scheme and madness who will turn into—God-forbid—conservatives and reasonable people.
So which agency should take the heat for this incredible failure at our borders? Certainly not ICE, as seems to be this week’s media/left-wing nuts topping. They may be the only ones actually doing their job. According to facts discovered from Judicial Watch’s trove of recently-released documents—which took years and a court order to get from Obama’s Department of Homeland Security:
“36,000 criminal aliens who were awaiting the outcome of deportation proceedings were released by DHS in 2013. This group consisted of aliens convicted of hundreds of serious, often violent crimes, including homicide, sexual assault, kidnapping, and aggravated assault. The 36,000 criminal aliens had nearly 88,000 convictions, including one for wilfully killing a public official with a gun. Yet this alien, and tens of thousands of other dangerous thugs, were release by DHS onto an unsuspecting American public.” [Clean House, by Tom Fitton]
As Lamar Smith, Former House Judiciary Committee Chairman described this incredible Obama DHS crime against the American public, it was “the worst prison break in American history.”
But he was wrong, through no fault of Chairman Smith’s, only because Homeland Security (what a name for an agency that knowingly puts us in such danger!) had lied or at best, failed to follow the court order to disclose the truth. It was actually “165,900 convicted criminal aliens throughout the United States, including murderers, kidnappers, and aliens convicted of aggravated and sexual assault.”
That was the worst prison break in American history and it was this misnamed “Department of Homeland Security” that did it on orders of the Obama White House and as part of the Dems’ scheme to dilute the votes of American citizens, by tilting the game to the left in their favor.
The cost to the Democrats and Progressives everywhere of this wholesale importation of criminals, just to offset the votes of legal immigrants and other Americans, should come back to haunt them as all minority unemployment (including Hispanic) continues to plummet to record lows under the sensible policies now being employed.
Why would the legal immigrants here—or any other group in America besides the Dems’ big-business donors at the Chamber of Commerce—want cheap illegal aliens to take jobs from those who already live here and followed the rules? The answer is, if they do now, they won’t for long. As the stats show, their eyes are opening.
As for the Progressives on both sides of the aisle who are willing to trade the lives of American children for a short term ballot box gain by importing criminals and gang members from other nations, well, may they rot in Hell for what they are doing.
Howell W. Woltz
Author of “Restoring America: by returning to its Constitution,” now available on Amazon and Kindle as of June, 2018.
HAPPY 4TH OF JULY AND WELCOME TO THE SECOND REVOLUTION!!
Let’s start with a little Q & A to warm up.
First of all, dump any preconceived notions, because they will be bent or bruised rather quickly, I suspect, once we start. Nor will you will find the answers in the mainstream press. This is scoop from inside the beast itself.
Ready? First question—What rogue nation in history incarcerated more of its citizens than any other? A) The Soviet Union, B) Nazi Germany, C) Communist China, or D) The United States of America.
Next, which Justice System has a 73% rate of error in convictions on review with 9% provably innocent when put to the hazard—even when the outcome for the defendant is death?
Only a handful of nations still murder their own people so— Afghanistan, Belarus, China, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Malaysia, North Korea, Pakistan, Palestine Hamas authorities (Gaza), Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Somalia, Sudan, Taiwan, UAE, USA, Vietnam and Yemen, are your choices. Pick one of them.
Pretty sick group of countries, right?
Next question—What nation still uses prison slave labor for private industry, as the Nazis, Communist Chinese and Soviet Union did in the 20th century? Hint: It’s one of the countries that also still murder their own people.
Next question—What nation has the highest conviction rate in the world? Hint—it’s also one of those nations that still kills their citizens, so you can choose from that same group of baddies again.
And last question—what nation’s citizens have the inalienable right to challenge wrongful detention or incarceration (habeas corpus), but had it illegally suspended to hide that nation’s high rate of prosecutorial misconduct and error? Again, you can use the same list of sickos that still murder their own people.
Ready for the answers? Good.
Question 1—highest rate of incarceration
With less than 5% of the world’s population, the United States of America has 25% of its prisoners. 71+ million Americans have been labelled as ‘felons’ and imprisoned or executed just since I was in college.
While the U.S. Constitution guarantees certain inalienable rights, every one of these 71+ million Americans have been alienated from those rights as a result of their conviction. “The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that 71 million people—approximately 25% of the American population—have a criminal record,” as published in the BNA Criminal Law Reporter in its May 19, 2010 issue; Vol. 87, No. 7. I’m giving the date and publication because the U.S. Department of Justice had the report sequestered (and the Obama Administration threatened me with imprisonment in 2015, if I continued talking publicly and writing about this)—to the point I had to leave my home nation.
Though federal government is restricted by the U. S. Constitution to the punishment only three crimes— 1) piracy on the high seas or against the laws of other nations, 2) counterfeiting of U.S. currency or government securities, and 3) treason— it has concocted 314,000 ways to send its own citizens to prison—a record. In fact, one could add up the laws of most other nations and not get to that many ‘criminal’ statutes.
Crime and punishment with those three exceptions was, by Constitution, the province of the individual States—not the federal government, so federal government is in breach of our contract.
But that has not stopped the “Progressives” of the past century, Republicans and Democrats alike, from violating that provision in lavish fashion using what they call ‘Administrative law.’ These are statutes never passed by any elected officials or signed into law by a president.
Have you mistreated a mailbag? Have you released a mammal from a net? Have you given a neighbour milk or butter from your cow? Or—get this— have you ‘thought’ about committing a crime? U.S. government attorneys now use that last charge as suspenders in over 90% of federal cases, as there simply is no defence against it. "Conspiracy" is an inchoate crime of thought.
A study by Harvard School of Law, as cited in a book by Boston Attorney Harvey Silverglate, estimates that the average American now commits three of these “felonies” a day and does not even know it, they are so vague or ridiculous that normal people would never consider such behaviour criminal.
In his book, “Three Felonies a Day—how the Feds target the innocent,” Silverglate reveals how federal criminal laws have become so dangerously disconnected from the English common law tradition that prosecutors can pin arguable federal crimes on any one for even the most seemingly innocuous behaviour. If they can’t find a ‘crime’, the citizen being targeted is charged with thinking about committing one (now called ‘conspiracy’) and often spends more years in prison than if they had actually committed the underlying act about which they were alleged to have been ‘thinking.’
Question 2—Who gets it ‘wrong’ the most?
The answer to this one sounds so crazy that I’ll use a quote from The New Yorker Magazine (The Destruction of Defendants’ Rights By Lincoln Caplan June 21, 2015):
“ ‘A landmark Columbia Law School study of virtually every state and federal death-penalty appeal from 1973 to 1995 reported that “courts found serious, reversible error in nearly 7 of every 10 of the thousands of capital sentences that were fully reviewed during the period.” There were so many mistakes, the study found, that after “state courts threw out 47% of death sentences due to serious flaws, a later federal review found ‘serious error’—error undermining the reliability of the outcome—in 40% of the remaining sentences.”
And this was not a small batch of cases, but rather almost every one over that 22 year period—5,670 of them. This was so underreported that I tracked down the study itself back then before it also disappeared under the Obama information purge (https://deathpenaltyinfo.org/summary-columbia-university-study-prof-james-s-liebman) and published it from abroad so it would survive his presidency.
So what do you do with prosecutors and judges that are either 1) so corrupt and dishonest that they wrongfully or intentionally put innocent people on the prison plantation as slave labor—or worse— 2) are so incompetent that they ‘get it wrong’ 8 out of 10 times? What other job on earth besides being a United States Prosecutor or Judge allows you to have such a horrendous record and still keep your job? I can’t think of any.
But, in post-constitutional America, all you have to do if you are a judge or prosecutor is make case law that gives you immunity for your crimes. That’s right. As long as they are at work when they break the law by violating the rights of those who come before them, they’ve put themselves above the law in a string of questionable decisions beginning with Pierson v. Ray in 1967.
Question 3—What nation still uses slave prison labor for private industry?
Just one. The United States of America. And here is where I am going to spill the beans on how I know all of this. I was seven years a slave myself, targeted in a political vendetta for my writings and speeches reaching back over 30 years. I was illegally detained for 87 months all over America (29 moves between jails and prisons to keep me sequestered and from getting real help) without ever being convicted in or by any court of jurisdiction for any crime.
Only now are those crimes of the United States federal courts and Department of Justice prosecutors being addressed—a decade later—under the new Trump Administration’s attorneys, who replaced Obama’s Progs.
When they had to let me go, I immediately started writing and speaking out on these subjects again as I have since giving my first speech on this topic (September 15, 1977). A long-forgotten article about that first speech popped up in my e-mail in Eastern Europe in 2016, the day after I published a report on this topic of U.S. slave prison-labor. The e-mail’s sender information was blank, and then disappeared as I was trapping this image from that newspaper "The Mount Airy Times" which went out of business over quarter century ago.
It was a warning, clearly, and threats followed it, which only stopped in 2016 after Trump’s unexpected win over the next Progressive in line to take over the American throne—Hillary Rodham Clinton--who by some miracle, lost.
The harassment by Obama Administration officials against me began in earnest after I gave a TED talk in 2014 on these crimes (and the need for federal Ombudsmen to stop corrupt government agents and officials), as well as a documentary film on my story (Justice Denied: the United States v. The People) that became one of the top four films in its category worldwide as announced at the Sundance Film Festival that year (http://www.howellwoltz.com/film.html). Life became nothing short of dangerous after that.
It started with death threats by phone calls—routed abroad through numbers that did not exist—in the middle of the night, warning me to stop talking about what they had done to me ‘or else.’ When that did not work, I was threatened at my home by armed federal agents of the Obama Justice Department based in Raleigh, North Carolina (on more than one occasion), warning me to “shut up, or we’ll do it to you again,” and I was constantly followed.
They then started harassing and threatening my family, including break-ins, threats of prosecution and worse. Soon thereafter, I left the U.S. without telling anyone where I was going and now live and write from the former Soviet bloc nation of Poland—in complete freedom. After my last book was published in 2018, however, an Eastern District NC judge about whose crimes I had written extensively (Senior Federal Judge W. Earl Britt) ordered my remaining assets at Merrill Lynch in New York seized--all of it--out of pure spite.
So no one can tell me that prisons all over America are not acting as slave labor camps for American industry or that our courts act justly. Even President Donald Trump knows how corrupt these people are now, but it takes one of us who was there in the American Gulag to know about the slave labor camps. I was, and when I challenged the slave labor issue in federal court, the judge’s response was that the $5.00 per month I was being paid clearly meant that I was not a slave—I was compensated for my involuntary labor (though many slaves of old were also paid a pittance) and my complaint was dismissed.
All federal prisons now employ slave prison labor and 37 states have legalised the contracting of prison labor by private corporations as well.
And these are not sweatshop outfits, this is the Crème de la Crème of American (and foreign) industry, including IBM, Boeing, Motorola, Microsoft, AT&T Wireless, Texas Instrument, Dell, Compaq, Honeywell, Hewlett-Packard, Nortel, Lucent Technologies, 3Com, Intel, Northern Telecom, TWA, Nordstrom’s, Revlon, Macy’s, Pierre Cardin, Target Stores, and many more.
According to Vicky Peláez at Global Research, as of May 05, 2018 these businesses said they “are excited about the economic boom generation by prison labor.” Since being legalised in 1980, the profits of just these companies shot up from $392 million to $1.31 billion, through 1994, when the Clinton Administration partnered with private prison companies—(and Mr. and Mrs. Clinton were given a significant shareholding in Aramark Industries—a major supplier to the prison-industrial complex).
No figures are public since then and the subject is hidden from the public by the mainstream media—as they are also owners of many of private prison companies or shareholders in those benefiting from the prison plantation scheme. Disney Company, as example, is not just about Mickey Mouse any more. They are a major player in the prison-for-profit industry.
Question 4—What nation has the highest conviction rate?
As far as quizzes go, I guess this is a bummer when the answer is the same for every question, but again, the United States of America is the winner. Of every 1,000 Americans targeted by U.S. prosecutors, only 14 of the very richest or politically connected will walk out a free person. The other 98.6% of U.S. prosecutors’ targets and victims are not so lucky.
The cost of defending against attack by government with such a stacked deck is simply beyond the means of all but the richest of Americans. In 2013, as example, Raj Rajaratnam spent over $40 million to defend against charges of insider trading—and that does not count the cost of his appeal.
Bill Ruehle, CFO at BroadCom, successfully defended himself for the bargain price of $30 million.
Though the Constitution again requires government to try all criminal cases before a jury, that happens in only one of twenty cases today. The rest are coerced into plea agreements by unscrupulous government prosecutors. 77.1% of their targets will never be free a day until they go to prison. They are held in dangerous, filthy county jails until they agree to take a deal to escape the violence —though the Constitution also guarantees the right to a reasonable bail.
The misnomered “Bail Reform Act” of 1984 simply did away with that right by allowing prosecutors to hold anyone considered a ‘flight risk’ or ‘a danger to the community.’ Taking no chances, in the roughly 400 criminal cases I’ve personally worked on over the past decade, prosecutors claim both.
And while the Speedy Trial Act of 1974 and the Bill of Rights demand that all trials begin no later than 70 days after arrest, (including only a handful of excludable delays) I have never seen that law followed in a single case. Prosecutors and judges simply ignore the Constitution—as they are immune from penalty for violating it themselves. I worked on cases where government’s targets were held for five years and more in violation of law and Constitution because they refused to take the prosecutors’ ‘deal’ or plead guilty to a crime they did not commit.
Question 5—What nation suspended the right to habeas corpus in violation of its own Constitution?
I guess you have realised by now that there is only one answer, and that is unfortunately the nation I love more than any—my homeland—The United States of America.
Remember the capital cases above where government got it wrong almost every time? “Without federal habeas corpus, those serious errors would have gone unchecked. Instead of later being found not to deserve the death penalty, as happened in seventy-three per cent of the cases, or instead of being found innocent, as happened in nine per cent of the cases, these defendants likely would have been put to death.” (Quoted also from The New Yorker Magazine article previously cited).
Though federal government was absolutely forbidden from suspending the right to challenge illegal detention or sentencing except in “cases of Rebellion or Invasion,” that was done anyway by The Anti-Terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 (A.E.D.P.A.) and signed into law by a president claiming to be a constitutional lawyer—Bill Clinton—who was also by then promised ownership in Aramark Industries upon exiting from that job. (I read about that in a prison guard union magazine I found in the trash back in 2008—urging the union members to vote for Hillary in the Democratic Primary as she was vested in their industry through owning millions of dollars in Aramark Industries stock—again, not public information).
So what did they do about the 80+% error rate? Well, rather than fix or even admit to the system’s disrepair, they in effect suspended the citizen’s right to publicly prove their error to protect corrupt prosecutors and inept judges.
Now let’s recap from our quiz. Of the 71+ million Americans ruined since I was in college—using almost exclusively laws not authorised by the Constitution—the United States system of ‘Justice’ improperly disenfranchised 58,000,000 of its citizens—a number so huge that the world should have been screaming—but almost no one knows it—and if you write or speak out about it in America—at least until now under the new Trump Administration—you were jailed, threatened into silence, or had to leave. By the way, the secret effort to steal my remaining U.S. assets at Merrill Lynch was started under the Obama gang at the DOJ in 2013 and it was a Democratic judge who signed the order taking them in May of 2018--in an out-of-jurisdiction court, so I don't blame the new Administration or its leader. It was the Progs, though Jeff Sessions, unfortunately supports such theft like his predecessors, but I have faith President Trump will fix that criminal conduct by the DOJ as well once he cleans house there.
But back to the point--58 million Americans disenfranchised as citizens—or murdered by their nation—and no one is saying a word about it? All I did was cobble together information that was dripped into the public over the years and consolidated it—but I never would have known all of this from public sources available outside of prison, as the Progressive media is in on the scheme. I found the BNA Criminal Law Reporter in the law library of FCI-Beckley in West Virginia, not on the outside.
But there is real hope now for change for the first time in decades. The work that exposed this information publicly and caused me to be threatened by the Obama Administration to the point I had to leave my own country, became an international bestseller once I was safely abroad and— “Justice Restored: 10 steps to end mass incarceration in America”— is now being used by the Trump White House as a guide to reform that same corruption.
That information went from being a reason to jail me and steal everything I had under the Obama Progressives, to a handbook for reform under the man they love to hate. President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has assembled a committee of 20 reformers of every creed and color from around the nation to address this problem—and they are actually doing something about it. Kushner knows the problems well, as his father—my old landlord from New York, Charles Kushner—suffered a similar politically motivated prosecution in 2005.
Someone is finally pulling the cover off the Progressives’ slave labor prison business as well as their associated disenfranchisement scheme used to control the political game and it’s time as the old song says that they “LET MY PEOPLE GO.”
I have two takeaways from this piece for America and—for any who agree that before the United States can reclaim any moral high ground in the world, this criminal system of 'justice' must be stopped:
The first four nations to establish such offices of ombudsmen to rout out corruption in government (Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Finland) are also now the four most transparent on earth—so it works.
By taking Step 1 and restoring penalty for those in power who violate the public trust, the system can quickly right itself.
By taking Step 2, and issuing a blanket pardon—as is his constitutional right—President Donald J. Trump would cement himself into the White House for as long as he wants the job. I say this confidently as I remember going to bed in early July of 1964, and every black member of our community was a follower of the party of Abraham Lincoln—the Republican—who was credited with setting them free.
The next morning, however, every single black person I knew—overnight—became a Democrat for life. Why? Because the same Democratic Party that put them in slavery and continued their disenfranchisement for a century after they were freed, was the party that passed the Civil Rights Act in July of 1964, giving them back their rights, dignity and privileges as full citizens of the republic.
I can tell you from the personal experience of having had everything taken from me—including those rights and my dignity—that President Donald J. Trump would have the hearts and souls of 71 million Americans—approximately 25% of the nation's adults— behind him forever, like the Democrats won over 13 million people overnight in 1964 as voters for generations—just by doing the right thing.
Howell W. Woltz
The International Centre for Justice
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The most transparent governments on earth with the highest citizen satisfaction have one thing in common--an Office of Ombudsman--which represents the interests of the People of the nation when agencies of governments or leaders do not fulfil their responsibilities to do so.
Those who have read my books and articles know that for years this has been a passionate topic for me, but we now have a chance to actually make it happen.
Why? Because Congress itself is in need of an Office of Ombudsman to force the Department of Justice and FBI to comply with the law. Only now it seems they realize what the public has known for some time.... there simply is no means to force these agencies to follow the law themselves. Congress has complete oversight authority and subpoena powers over both of these Executive agencies by law, with no means of enforcing it. They are certainly not going to arrest themselves, as Representative David Nunes and the House Judiciary Committee are presently finding out.
Bloomberg recently reported that, "U.S. House Republicans are drafting a contempt of Congress resolution against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray, claiming stonewalling in producing material related to the Russia-Trump probes and other matters." That was a month ago today but nothing has emanated from the recipients except a yawn. Who is going to slap them in handcuffs and carry them away for breaking the law themselves? No one, and they know it, which must change before there can be any integrity at either agency.
The DOJ and FBI placed themselves above the law long ago, as any who have dealt with either agency knows quite well. Congress unwittingly aided, abetted and allowed this--but now finds itself in need of a solution, and an Office of Ombudsman is the answer.
Of the 72 nations that consider themselves free and democratic, 71 of them have created such an independent arbiter of justice. The only holdout is The United States of America. Maybe Congress will finally do the right thing now that it is itself getting a taste of how these agencies operate outside of law and oversight. Our movement for an independent prosecutor of bad government actors--an Office of Ombudsman--may get the action and traction it should have received long ago.
Push your Representatives to support an independent Office of Ombudsman NOW! No one in America should be above the law--especially those charged with its enforcement.
Howell W. Woltz
Author of international bestseller, "Justice Restored: 10 steps to End Mass Incarceration in America," and "The Way Back to America: 10 steps to restore the United States to Constitutional Government," available at Barnes & Noble or www.justicerestored.com
Born in North Carolina and educated at the University of Virginia, Wake Forest University and Caledonian University in Scotland, Howell now lives in Warsaw, Poland with his wife, Dr. Magdalena Iwaniec-Woltz writing, speaking and working for reform of the American system of justice, which now incarcerates more of its citizens than any nation on earth or in history.