Thomas Jefferson

"The contest is not between Us and Them, but between Good and Evil,
and if those who would fight Evil adopt the ways of Evil, Evil wins."

Abuses and Usurpations

Find out just what the people will submit to and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue until they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.
— Frederick Douglass, civil rights activist, Aug. 4, 1857

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Usurpation is the exercise of powers by an agent which have not been delegated to him by the principal. In a constitutional republiclike the United States of America, acts by officials are legitimate only if they are consistent with and based on a constitution, a body of laws which are superior to all subsequent statutes and other acts of officials, which embodies all delegations of power, and which may recognize certain rights to further define the limits on the powers delegated. It is a fundamental principle that all acts of officials not derived from the delegated powers of the constitution are null and void from inception, not just from the point at which a court may find them unconstitutional. Every person who has an encounter with the acts of officials has the duty not only to obey legitimate official acts, but to help enforce them, but, when there is a conflict among acts of officials, to enforce the superior one, which, when an act of an official is in conflict with the constitution, means enforcing the constitution and not the act in conflict with it. Judges and other citizens do not decide constitutionality, but discover it, and every person who is involved with any act by an official has a nondelegatable duty to make a determination of the constitutionality of that act. This determination is called constitutional review, and, when exercised by a judge in a case, judicial review.

Since the ratification of the Constitution for the United States and each of its properly ratified amendments, there have been numerous acts by officials, including statutes, regulations, executive orders, court rulings, and ordinary decisions and actions taken while on duty and under color of law, which have been unconstitutional, and in many cases, in violation of civil rights of persons and of constitutional laws. We will try to identify some of the worst of such violations of the Constitution, and discuss how compliance with the Constitution can be restored.

  1. HTML Version Text Version Zipped WordPerfect Jefferson: Federal Criminal Powers Limited
  2. HTML Version Text Version Zipped WordPerfect Income Tax Amendment Never Ratified
  3. HTML Version Text Version Zipped WordPerfect Law and Anti-Law
  4. HTML VersionText Version Federal Jurisdiction — Brief by attorney Larry Becraft.
  5. Constitution: Fact or Fiction, by Dr. Gene Schroder. Examines Emergency Rule and other violations of the Constitution.
    1. HTML Version Text Version Zipped WordPerfect Constitution Violated, Not Suspended — Letter to Dr. Gene Schroder from Jon Roland, May 14, 1995.
    2. HTML Version Text Version Is the Constitution Suspended? — Article from The New American by Thomas A. Burzynski, Feb 5, 1996.
Political corruption begins with every voter who votes his pocketbook instead of for what's good for the country. There is little difference between the selling of his vote by an elected official and the selling of his vote by a voter, to whatever candidate promises him some benefit.
— Jon Roland, speech during his campaign for Congress, 1974
In politics nothing gets done until you first create a channel of corruption.
— Jesse Cuellar, cynical observer of the political scene, 1982

Abuse in general

Besides usurpations, there is a larger class of abuses which include corruption and violations of constitutional statutes. It becomes a matter of special concern to citizens when officials conspire with one another to not enforce the law against such corruption, and use the resources of government and the powers of their offices to cover up such crimes or otherwise protect the perpetrators, whether such crimes are committed by officials themselves or by powerful persons who are allowed to become a privileged class that is above the law. When officials fail to enforce the law, citizens must step in and take action to see that the laws are enforced, and replace those officials with others who will do their constitutional duty.

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  2. HTML Version Text Version Zipped WordPerfect The Shadow Government
  3. HTML Version Text Version Zipped WordPerfect The Cost of Corruption and Abuse
  4. Text Version List of Public Corruption Cases — Compiled by attorney Larry Becraft.
  5. Political Corrections. And see particularly the Federal Zone.
  6. Defrauding America, Rodney Stich — Criminal activities by the U.S. Government
  7. Office of Human Radiation Experiments — So you think all this stuff is the rantings of paranoids? Here is the government admitting it does it!
  8. The Controllers — By Martin Cannon. Paper on government mind-control research. Although originally written as a hypothesis on alien abductions, it is largely of interest for what the author has uncovered from public sources on research that involves actual or potential abuse.
  9. HTML Version Text Version James Norman & Jim Quinn — Interview of James Norman, formerly Senior Editor of Forbes Magazine and now with Media Bypass Magazine, by Jim Quinn, DJ of WRRK 96.9 FM in Pittsburgh, December 7, 1995. Exposes criminal activities of high officials.
  10. Abuses by BATF
  11. Dave Feustel Archives — Much interesting material.
  12. SAFANStop All Federal Abuses Now — Internet Newsletter published by Dot Bibee, Pensacola, Florida
  13. Dark Alliance — Three-part series of articles, with a postscript, in theSan Jose Mercury-News by Gary Webb, August 18-20, 22, 1996. Presents evidence of involvement of CIA and other U.S. government agencies in the international narcotics trade.
  14. HTML Version Invisible Contracts, by George Mercier — Presents interesting theory of the legalistic fictions used by usurpers.

Confirmed abuses

  1. The Wounded Knee Massacre — This massacre of Native Americans in 1890 led to an armed standoff in 1973. Also see From Wounded Knee to Capitol Hill, an article by Jeremy Schneider.
  2. Waco: The Massacre at Mount Carmel — Links to sites and documents on this incident.
  3. Ruby Ridge — 1992 assault on Weaver homestead in Idaho.
  4. Congressman George Hansen— Read how this respected former congressman was persecuted for his reform efforts.
  5. The Tatum Chronicles — Chip Tatum served as a black ops pilot for the U.S. government during the periods 1971-78 and 1980-91, and was given the code name Pegasus. Under orders from U.S. government officials, he ran drugs and killed persons who got in the way of the criminal operations of those officials. Then he became a whistleblower, and was prosecuted for it. He has recently been released from prison. This is his story.
  6. Michael Williams — Read how feds abused this former backer of Gary Hart, and why he now lives in exile, warned not to return to the U.S.

Suspected abuses

  1. Oklahoma City Bombing — Alfred P. Murrah Building, April 19, 1995. Suspected complicity by government agents.
  2. JFK Assassination — Dallas, Texas, November 22, 1963. Suspected complicity by government agents.
  3. RFK Assassination — 1968. Suspected complicity by government agents.
  4. MLK Assassination — Suspected complicity by government agents.
  5. Possible Aviation Coverups — Incidents such as TWA 800.

Independent Counsel's Report

Called a "referral", it is technically a presentment of the grand jury.

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