c/o 2509 North Campbell, #1776
Tucson, Arizona state
zip code exempt
June 20, 1996
United States Senator
Committee on Governmental Affairs
Washington, District of Columbia
zip code exempt
Subject: Voting Rights Violation
Petition to Congress for Redress
Dear Senator McCain:
I am in receipt of your letter to me, dated June 18, 1996, a
copy of which is attached for your information.
As a member of the Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs,
would it be possible for you to provide me with the procedure for
submitting and hearing a Petition to Congress for Redress of
Grievances, pursuant to the Petition Clause in the First
As you know, this is an election year, and the problem we
have identified is now occurring in every state of this Union.
Specifically, Citizens of the freely associated compact states,
who are not also federal citizens under the so-called 14th
Amendment, cannot sign a voter registration affidavit without
also committing a class 6 felony in Arizona. Similar penalties
attach to fraud on voter registration affidavits utilized by
other Union states.
I have clients, and I would also include myself in this
group, who are now convinced that they are being systematically
and fraudulently deprived of their fundamental Right to elect
their representatives in the House, Senate, and White House.
Their only recourse at the moment is to remove themselves from
the voter registration rosters, but this has the additional
undesirable side effect that they will no longer be called for
grand or trial jury duty. As you may already know, candidates
for jury duty are pulled from the voter registration rosters.
Accordingly, the existence of class bias in the grand and
trial jury selection statutes means that they are unconsti-
tutional and therefore null and void ab initio. See 28 U.S.C.
1861, 1865. This unconstitutionality in turn places all federal
and state grand jury indictments under a cloud of serious
suspicion, dating all the way back to the Civil War, and maybe
Senator, I don't believe you will need yet another federal
or state court to rule on these issues before you can admit to
yourself, and to your constituents throughout Arizona state, that
the pertinent court cases already decided do evidence emphatic
proof of the existence of two (2) different classes of
citizenship in America today: one state, the other federal.
Quite apart from any other considerations, the existence of two
different classes of citizenship, particularly if they enjoy
different Rights, Privileges and Immunities, raises the ugly
specter of gross violations of equal protection under the Law.
I will look forward to your timely and considerate response
to this request for information about filing and hearing a
Petition to Congress for redress of this grievance against the
federal government, specifically the statutes, regulations,
policies, practices, rules and procedures which originate in 28
U.S.C. 1861 and 1865.
Thank you very much for your consideration.
/s/ Paul Andrew Mitchell
Paul Andrew, Mitchell, B.A., M.S.
Citizen of Arizona state and federal witness
All Rights Reserved without Prejudice
copies: Senate Judiciary Committee
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