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Date: Fri, 03 Oct 1997 05:31:26 -0700
To: ocs@xpresso.seaslug.org (Bill Vance)
From: Paul Andrew Mitchell [address in tool bar]
Subject: SLS: Freeing the Legal System: Action for October (fwd)

"Pro Se" means "For It" in Latin.
"Se" is a neuter Latin pronoun
which refers to artificial entities
and/or municipal franchises, like
federal citizenship.  See the
pleadings now loaded in the Grand Jury
case, particularly the OPPOSITION
TO the MOTION TO STRIKE written and
filed by me in my capacity as Vice 
President for Legal Affairs of the 

/s/ Paul Mitchell

copy: Supreme Law School

At 10:40 PM 10/2/97 PST, you wrote:
>Haven't heard of this one before, thought you might be interested.
>"On Oct 2, M.L.Seymour wrote:"
>[-------------------- text of forwarded message follows --------------------]
>Pro Se means "on one's own behalf." Representing oneself in court 
>used to be a time-honored American tradition and is still a 
>constitutional right of everyone. Of course, anyone who has had a 
>"run in" with the law lately, or tried to file a pro se action in 
>civil court only to be told by a supercilious clerk that "you need a 
>lawyer to do that" knows that this constitutional right, as well as 
>so many others, is rapidly being eroded to the point of non 
>existence. If this enslavement of our legal system continues, a 
>libertarian society becomes a total impossibility.
>The Liberty Activists suggest that it is up to Liberty Activists
>throughout America, in our own communities, to take whatever steps
>necessary to bring this problem to public attention and begin to "free
>our legal system". As with many issues, the average American has
>absolutely no idea of the problem (unless he has been involved
>recently in a legal action), and, even then, he probably believes that
>this is the way the system has always worked...and is supposed to
>"Almost 400 years ago, the great American democratic experiment began.
>Almost from the first day--and despite the contrary views of a
>succession of English monarchs--it assumed that an educated citizenry
>had no need of lawyers to write its laws or solve its disputes.
>Historian Eldon Revere James found that between 1687 and 1788, not a
>single legal treatise intended for lawyers was published in America.
>During that period, all the legal treatises were for laymen.
>The strong tradition that each American should be able to master the
>laws probably peaked in the years between Andrew Jackson's
>inauguration in 1825 and Abraham Lincoln's death in 1865. Most states
>enforced few if any restrictions on non-lawyers appearing in court on
>behalf of others--as Lincoln himself did before he talked a judge into
>granting him attorney status.
>Given America's long tradition of discouraging lawyers, it's
>surprising that in the 20th century the legal profession so
>successfully sold Americans on its favorite public relations slogan,
>"A man who represents himself has a fool for a client." And it's even
>more surprising that without great opposition, the American Bar
>Association convinced states to pass "unauthorized practice of law"
>statutes in the 1920s and 1930s, which effectively gave lawyers a
>monopoly over the sale of legal information.
>It is less surprising--at least to everyone who isn't an
>attorney--that in the last two decades many Americans--battered women,
>small businesspeople, landlords, inventors and disenfranchised
>fathers, to mention just a few--have begun to assert their historical
>and constitutional right to participate in the legal decisions that
>affect their lives." (From Nolo Press article "Every Man a Lawyer")
>and MORE!
> http://www.geocities.com/CapitolHill/Lobby/1797/legal.htm
>NOTE: If you do not have access to a browser to access the WWW, let 
>us know and we'll be happy to send you a txt file.
>Liberty Activists
>Educate, agitate, organize for freedom in our lifetimes!
>The Liberty Activists Site: a resource for feeedom lovers
>who want to take action
>Mary lou Seymour: liberty-mls@usa.net
>ICQ Pager: http://wwp.mirabilis.com/1621963
>PGP Public Key: http://www.pgp.com/keyserver/pks-toplev.cgi
>Posterity -- you will never know how much it has 
>cost my generation to preserve your freedom. 
>I hope you will make good use of it.
>-- John Quincy Adams --
>[------------------------- end of forwarded message ------------------------]
>         *****       Blessings On Thee, Oh Israel!        *****
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>weapon in every | by COLT; | outlawed, only  | weapon sell his     | Your
>hand = Freedom  |   DIAL   | RIGHT WINGERS   | garment and buy a   | Powder
>on every side!  | 1911-A1. | will have Guns. | sword. Jesus Christ | Dry.

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