Just the facts. YOU DECIDE.
I'm posting one question and answer each day on this issue. Share this with everyone you know, please. America (and the world) need to know about this.
4. What nation has given more of its citizens a "criminal" record than any other, and taken their rights as a result?
THE WINNER?: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!
FACTS- According to the BNA Criminal Law Reporter, May 19th, 2010 issue (Vol. 87, No.7), “The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that 71 million people---approximately 25 percent of the American population---have a criminal record.” As Senator Jim Webb (now presidential candidate) wrote in 2010, "Either we are the most evil people on earth, or we are doing something very wrong." Think of this the next time you are in church, at a movie theater, a ballgame, or just driving down the highway. One of every four people you see has a "criminal" record and has lost his or her rights as American citizens, according to the Department of Justice.
Whoa. Wait a minute.....here's my cup, put some Constitution in it! Weren't those rights guaranteed to be "inalienable?" So how did one-quarter of our nation get alienated if those rights are guaranteed to be "inalienable"? Did I miss something? If they were robbed of their right to vote, how can they be forced to pay taxes?
Didn't we have a little war with England over that? You remember, "Taxation without representation?" The American Revolution? How can one quarter of America have their "inalienable" right to choose those who represent them stolen by all of these questionable laws and corrupt prosecutors, yet they are still forced to pay for this corruption at the point of a gun? (If you think I am overstating this, try not paying your taxes and see who shows up on your porch and what they have in their hand...I promise you, it's a gun).
So what do we do? Do we revolt? How about a Revolution?
No, wait another minute! We don't need a Revolution, because our Constitution is very clear. The only people who seem to be unable to understand it are our law makers, (overwhelmingly lawyers). Perhaps it's hard for them because the Constitution's main author, James Madison, was not a lawyer, and therefore wrote and spoke plainly so everyone could understand except those who over-complicate simply matters.
So how about this....let's make them, the lawyers and law makers, go back to our easily understood Rule of Law...our U.S. Constitution. Even they can read and understand it if they're faced with getting booted out of office for continuing to ignore it.
Let's remind our so-called leaders of whose country this really is. It belongs to We the People, not Them the Corporations, or Them the PACS, or even Them, the Money-Grubbing Politicians. It's ours and there is an election coming up in 2016, so let's listen closely this time around and if we don't hear them talking about returning to the Rule of Law, let's send them home--all of them. Mine, yours, and everyone else's.
There are only 545 of them. That's all. There are 435 members of Congress, 100 Senators, 9 Supreme Court justices, and one President. If we vote 536 of them out of office, the other nine in the Supreme Court just might wake up and get the message that we've had enough. Are you in?
There are 312,000,000 of US, so we have a slight edge over 545 of THEM.
Back to Rule of Law. Back to our Constitution! Even a Supreme Court justice can smell a revolution....excuse me.....a devolution.....coming and start living by our Constitution for a change. Who knows, they may even read the thing and find out that the word "corporation" does not appear in the Constitution even once, so they therefore cannot be citizens or allowed to continue buying our elections.
Yes, "Viva la Devolution!" Send the bums home if they don't restore our Constitution NOW and swear to live by it themselves.
Howell W. Woltz, TEP
Author: The Way Back to America: a 10-step plan to restore the United States to constitutional government.
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.