TRASHING THE FOURTH AMENDMENT

July 17, 2010

TRASHING THE FOURTH AMENDMENT

by

Tinsley Grey Sammons

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The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Fourth Amendment

A Man’s house is his castle.

— Sir Edward Coke, The Institutes of the Laws of England

Necessity is the plea of every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants, it is the creed of slaves.

— William Pitt

Masked men with automatic weapons are kicking in your front door. But don’t call the police — they are the police.

Guns and Ammo Magazine

They killed my husband to get his land.

— Francis Plante Scott

If there is ever to be an end to the growing tyranny facilitated by the Judicial Industry it must be accomplished by an enforced respect for the genuine Law of the Land. Deliberate violations of the Fourth Amendment should be dealt with by grand jury presentments, ordering the indictment of those who systematically violate the Law of the Land under color of law.

Petit juries should vote to acquit citizens who are accused of violating unjust laws. A person who has done nothing intrinsically criminal should not have been arrested in the first place because unjust laws should not exist in the first place. In addition to the acquittal of the victim of an unjust law, justice demands remedy for his injury at the hands of government.

Searches and seizures based upon laws and judicial interpretations repugnant to the spirit of the Declaration of Independence are morally illegitimate; therefore, they are unreasonable; therefore, they cannot be constitutional. They are in fact, criminal. The Nüremberg Precedent should be applied in order to hold agent predators and judicial parasites accountable for the injury they’ve inflicted upon individuals by systematically violating the Bill of Rights under color of law.

The systematic misuse of police power in America is sanctioned by statutes and supported by statists. Jurors should recognize the moral legitimacy of self and property defense, and acquit defendants accordingly. Should persons who force their way into a harmless person’s abode for the purpose of depriving him of his lawful existence be shot dead by their intended victim, acquittal is in order. Better yet, the grand jury should refuse to indict in such cases of obvious self-defense.

A person’s effects might reveal his harmless personal peculiarities as well as other information that has nothing whatever to do with probable cause or justice. Drug war victims go to jail while their papers and effects lead to the arrest and persecution of others. Then, their papers and effects can lead to the arrest and persecution of others . . . Then, . . . damn! Where does it end?

In 1994, the director of the FBI boasted of thirty-thousand convictions in a ten-year period as a result of wiretaps. There haven’t been thirty-thousand persons who have conspired by telephone to commit terrorist acts, but many harmless individuals have been convicted of conspiracy to possess or sell something that others were willing and eager to pay for.

No conspiracy or so-called pusher is necessary to sell drugs because drugs sell themselves. Drugs promote healing and wellness while recreational drugs enhance fun. To think that persons ingest alcohol to develop cirrhosis and smoke cigarettes hoping for cancer is absurd. If most drug experiences were unpleasant, there would be no demand for drugs.

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Tinsley Grey Sammons, 1936 —   is a self-educated Geezer with an abiding passion for liberty and justice. He served as an enlisted man during the Cold War and retired from his automobile service and repair business in 1998. He describes himself as a very angry, blue-collar-to-the-marrow curmudgeon. He and his wife settled in Gonzales, Louisiana after their home in St. Bernard Parish was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.

DEFENDING THE AMERICAN IDEAL

July 17, 2010

DEFENDING THE AMERICAN IDEAL

by

Tinsley Grey Sammons

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Lawful and legal are not synonyms. There is an ethical element in lawful that is absent in legal. Power that is legal can be lawful only when it does not offend a healthy conscience. And if it offends a healthy conscience, it surely contravenes the principles underpinning the Unanimous Declaration.

No power that contravenes the principles supporting the unamendable July 4, 1776 Action of the Second Continental Congress can rightly be considered lawful. Legal, yes . . . but lawful, no. Odd though it may sound to the uninitiated, a growing number of unlawful laws do in fact exist.

So then, since it has long been evident that elections alone will not rid Americans of the burden of bad laws that support unlawful power, what are concerned citizens to do about it? An Individual surely cannot turn to lawyers and career politicians, a disproportionate number of whom are lawyers. Those who wield power and enjoy the wealth and privilege that power provides are unwilling to relinquish any part of it, even when it is clear that a particular power is downright evil.

Did not Madison warn of such a development in Federalist No.10? According to Madison:

By a faction, I understand a number of citizens, whether amounting to a majority or a minority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest, adversed to the rights of other citizens, or to the permanent and aggregate interests of the community.

Sixty-three years later, French economist Frederic’ Bastiat shared the following dreadful conclusion:

The law perverted! And the police powers of the state perverted along with it! The law, I say, not only turned from its proper purpose but made to follow an entirely contrary purpose! The law become the weapon of every kind of greed! Instead of checking crime, the law itself guilty of the evils it is supposed to punish!

In what is now an America controlled by statists, the law becomes more perverted with each succeeding regime change. A significant number of Americans are aware of the general perversion yet they remain willing to acquiesce in, and sometimes actively support, truly dangerous exceptions to sound principles. Unfortunately, an accumulation of exceptions has the power to render sound principles powerless. Exceptions must be handled like a grenade with the pin removed, leaving the striker immobilized only by a firm grip in the spoon. The moment you relax your grip, the striker lights the fuse and Mr. Grenade is no longer your friendly servant. And so it is with power in the hands of statists.

WE the American People have lost our grip

That having been said, what can be done to establish control of our own political destiny?

Are you ready?

A Justice Fellowship in every jurisdiction in the United States, working in close cooperation with their Informed Grand Jury, and supporting Sui Juris Filings can defend and perpetuate the Organic American Ideal that was approved by Congress assembled on July 4, 1776. The Whigs whipped the Tories back then and I’m convinced that Justice Fellowships could whip the Statists and their illegitimate Judicial Industry in the future.

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Tinsley Grey Sammons, 1936 —   is a self-educated Geezer with an abiding passion for liberty and justice. He served as an enlisted man during the Cold War and retired from his automobile service and repair business in 1998. He describes himself as a very angry, blue-collar-to-the-marrow curmudgeon. He and his wife settled in Gonzales, Louisiana after their home in St. Bernard Parish was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.


AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION

July 17, 2010

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION

by

Tinsley Grey Sammons

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Prior to the founding of the ABA in 1878 lawyers were generally sole practitioners who had trained as apprentices.

Today in America, a dangerous Brotherhood of Juris Doctors is America’s most powerful faction.

By a faction, I understand a number of citizens, whether amounting to a majority or a minority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest, adversed to the rights of other citizens, or to the permanent and aggregate interests of the community.

–James Madison, FEDERALIST #10

Liberty and justice in America have been ill-served by the Brotherhood of Juris Doctors.

But there is also another tendency that is common among people. When they can, they wish to live and prosper at the expense of others. . . . This fatal desire has its origin in the very nature of man – in that primitive, universal, and insuppressible instinct that impels him to satisfy his desires with the least possible pain.

Frederic’ Bastiat, THE LAW

Today, like a pernicious blight that ruins a good crop of oats, the power of money invades every cell of the justice system and destroys its promise.

G. Spence, WITH JUSTICE FOR NONE

Lawyers are everywhere. They abound in our hamlets and swarm in our cities. They overcrowd our legislatures, flourish as the heads of state and, like dead fish too long in the water, rise to the top of our great corporations.

[ibid]

The law is the weapon, the courtroom the battlefield, the judge your enemy and your lawyer is an enemy spy. —Michael H. Brown

When the American Bar Association was founded on August 21, 1878 the seeds for the destruction of constitutional American liberty may very well have been planted and human nature merely took over from there.

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Tinsley Grey Sammons, 1936 —   is a self-educated Geezer with an abiding passion for liberty and justice. He served as an enlisted man during the Cold War and retired from his automobile service and repair business in 1998. He describes himself as a very angry, blue-collar-to-the-marrow curmudgeon. He and his wife settled in Gonzales, Louisiana after their home in St. Bernard Parish was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.

FOLLOW THE MONEY

July 17, 2010

FOLLOW THE MONEY

by

Tinsley Grey Sammons

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The Drug War is a legal racket.

To perceive the awful truth one must follow the money trail. The core issue is not drugs themselves but the unalienable right to possess and use them. Prohibition is a racket that serves opportunists and parasites on both sides of the law. Drug Prohibition is gateway law that is proving instrumental in the systematic destruction of constitutional American liberty.

The philosophical limit to government power was established by the July 4, 1776 Action of the Second Continental Congress. That Action is in fact America’s Organic Law. Nothing that is repugnant to that Action has lawful Authority. Although such legal abominations do in fact exist, they do so only by the grace of public ignorance and acquiescence.

The persecution referred to as “The War on Drugs” will end when a significant number of Americans become aware of its criminal nature; when they become aware that it is an essential element of the constructed tyranny engulfing America; when they become aware that it is a major contributor to the legal system having become an extortion racket; and when they realize that choosing to self-medicate and/or pursue Happiness by chemical means is a natural right rather than something that can justly be declared a statutory crime.

There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root. –Thoreau

Wake up America, and strike the root.

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Permission to reprint in whole or in part is granted, provided full credit is given.

Tinsley Grey Sammons, 1936 —  is a self-educated Geezer with an abiding passion for liberty and justice. He served as an enlisted man during the Cold War and retired from his automobile service and repair business in 1998. He describes himself as a very angry, blue-collar-to-the-marrow curmudgeon. He and his wife settled in Gonzales, Louisiana after their home in St. Bernard Parish was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.

EVIL-CREEP

July 17, 2010

EVIL-CREEP

(Choosing to be Ruled by a Lesser Evil)

by

Tinsley Grey Sammons

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Half-measures avail us nothing but disappointment and suffering in the end. Philosophically, when faced with two evils it is probably best to choose neither. When faced with two good things, if possible choose both.

Human nature being what it is, a winning candidate for office will not consider himself an elected lesser evil; instead, he will conduct himself as though those who elected him support his agenda, however unlawful it might be.

Regardless of the possibility of gaining some temporary advantage for myself, I cannot violate my own conscience by encouraging those who are intellectually dishonest or downright wicked.

The lesser-of-evils vote has resulted in the two major parties becoming virtually indistinguishable in their actions – they are in fact near-identical factions seeking control of an enormous economic turf. Once they are in office, they sleep with the enemy by routinely engaging in what is referred to euphemistically as “bipartisanship”.

The lesser evil is still evil.

Consider the cumulative effect of choosing the lesser evil for half a century and a dozen presidential elections. In the very early days of car making, when automobiles were fabricated and assembled by hand, there was a problem called error-creep. As the machine was assembled, the fabricate-’em-as-you-assemble-’em method never quite resulted in parts that fit uniformly, so, they had to be modified. The modifying continued until there was an increasingly serious misalignment of modified parts that had to be laboriously dealt with in order to complete the assembly.

Like the semi-cobbled cars with their awful error creep, American regimes du jour, and the factions that they serve, suffer from evil- creep. So severe is evil-creep today, that it has all but nullified the Bill of Rights . . . unpardonably alienating certain unalienable rights. The consequences of evil-creep have become so dreadfully un-American, that it is unlikely that anything less than a Philosophical Renaissance or a bloody revolution can restore America to it’s former philosophical righteousness.

For me to vote for what I know to be merely a lesser evil is an insult to my common sense, and my hard-earned critical thinking skill as well. Faced with such a dilemma, I’m convinced that it is simply best not to vote. Perhaps someday None Of The Above will appear on every ballot, thereby making it possible for one who is politically disenchanted to vote his conscience.

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Tinsley Grey Sammons, 1936 —  is a self-educated Geezer with an abiding passion for liberty and justice. He served as an enlisted man during the Cold War and retired from his automobile service and repair business in 1998. He describes himself as a very angry, blue-collar-to-the-marrow curmudgeon. He and his wife settled in Gonzales, Louisiana after their home in St. Bernard Parish was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.

AN AMERICAN HERESY

July 17, 2010

AN AMERICAN HERESY

by

Tinsley Grey Sammons

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Any rational discussion of prohibition is considered heresy by America’s ruling establishment du jour. Since I am by nature hostile to Utopian Folly and those who profit from it, I am fiercely determined to share the conclusions I’ve drawn from a long and intense study of the intrinsically criminal enterprise referred to as: The War on Drugs.

So, what are the prohibitionists afraid of? Do they fear propagation of the truth that the problem they pretend to address is not only insoluble but grossly exaggerated? Are they afraid too, that folks will wise up to the fact that a personal vice is not a crime? Are they also afraid of the loss in Plundering Privilege that might accompany repeal? Since the real cause of a problem must be identified before any serious attempt at a solution can be implemented, I submit that there is a sinister financial motive behind the worsening oppression.

Cui bono?

The Declaration of Independence is America’s fundamental legal source and the final philosophical authority on lawful power. The Declaration is an unamendable promise made to every American. It is in fact a declaraory judgment recorded by the Second Continental Congress, July 4, 1776.

The Constitution was created to fulfill the promise of the Declaration. If it can be said that it has a weakness, it is the interpretive vulnerability of the Commerce Clause. The Commerce Clause is the Constitution’s Achilles’ heel. It has given the unprincipled opportunists of America’s professional politician and lawyer burdened legislative bodies virtually unbridled lawmaking power. By wrongful employment of the Commerce Clause, America’s legislators have successfully alienated unalienable rights. Politicians called judges have underwritten the crimes of the elected legislators and executives, and by so doing have become criminals themselves.

American government has become a protection racket by which a Judicial Industry continues to grow like some evil hydra. Those entrusted with our most sacred liberties have become the greed-driven destroyers of those liberties.

Whether consciously or not, individuals and factions are driven by selfish interests. In the absence of ruthless personal accountability, America will continue to degenerate into a totalitarian state, serving the few at the expense of the many.

In politics and government there is no such thing as self-limiting power, so, a significant number of Citizens must act on the certainty that elections alone will never salvage the American Ideal that is so eloquently expressed in the Unanimous Declaration.

Prohibition has created an unacceptable precedent for unlawful power. The legal system of precedents that has supplanted the legitimate Law of the Land has little to do with justice and everything to do with plunder and profit. Judges have become revenue collectors and the courts have become instruments of legal extortion. The outrageous legal income that is produced by unlawful prohibition and other unlawful power goes unnoticed by most folks. But Folks, We the People have a moral duty to ourselves and to our posterity to wake up and destroy the monster . . . in detail.

The Judicial Industry has no interest in ending the evil Drug War. The unfortunate arrested victims and the taxpayers will continue to lose while the judicial plunderers grow richer.

The moral legitimacy of laws that are systematically violated with a clear conscience by more than 30 million or more Americans must be seriously questioned.

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Tinsley Grey Sammons, 1936 —  is a self-educated Geezer with an abiding passion for liberty and justice. He served as an enlisted man during the Cold War and retired from his automobile service and repair business in 1998. He describes himself as a very angry, blue-collar-to-the-marrow curmudgeon. He and his wife settled in Gonzales, Louisiana after their home in St. Bernard Parish was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina

BLATHERING FOR BUCKS

July 17, 2010

BLATHERING FOR BUCKS

(The Brink of Armageddon)

by

Tinsley Grey Sammons

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In 1958-59 when I served as a radar technician with Strategic Air Command’s Tenth Radar Bomb Scoring Squadron, I was dreadfully aware of what the terrible consequences of a nuclear exchange involving the United States and the Soviet Union could bring to America and the Western World. During the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, it is certain that President Kennedy was equally conscious of the consequences of an all-out war with the Soviet Union.

So, when I read Ann Coulter’s disparaging opinion in November 2008, I naturally bristled at her ill-informed statement concerning “Thirteen Days”. My Anglo-Saxon sense of justice simply does not permit me to acquiesce in such an odious untruth. According to Miss Coulter:

[George W.] Bush’s very first social event at the White House was movie night with the Kennedy family to watch “Thirteen Days,” a falsely heroic portrayal of JFK’s disastrous handling of the Cuban Missile Crisis. ~Ann Coulter

http://townhall.com/columnists/AnnCoulter/2008/11/19/genius,_thy_name_is_obama

Disastrous? Such irresponsible blathering-for-bucks is inexcusable. Ms. Coulter is an educated person with a law degree who ought to know better. President Kennedy’s October 22, 1962 address was a great moment in the history of America’s presidents; a moment wherein President John F. Kennedy courageously imposed accountability and promised inevitable consequences. For the world to hear, the young American president declared:

. . . “Third: It shall be the policy of this Nation to regard any nuclear missile launched from Cuba against any nation in the Western Hemisphere as an attack by the Soviet Union on the United States, requiring a full retaliatory response upon the Soviet Union.”

I imagine that only Khruschev and the person who washed his underwear knew the extent of his shock when he was made aware of the precise wording of the young American President’s promise. In response, the Soviets removed the missiles from Cuba, while those of us who were adults at the time breathed a great sigh of relief as the two great superpowers each stepped back from the brink of Armageddon.

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Tinsley Grey Sammons, 1936 —   is a self-educated Geezer with an abiding passion for liberty and justice. He served as an enlisted man during the Cold War and retired from his automobile service and repair business in 1998. He describes himself as a very angry, blue-collar-to-the-marrow curmudgeon. He and his wife settled in Gonzales, Louisiana after their home in St. Bernard Parish was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina

UNLAWFUL AFFIRMATIVE ACTION

July 17, 2010

UNLAWFUL AFFIRMATIVE ACTION

by

Tinsley Grey Sammons

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Affirmative Action is unlawful. Every American office holder should know it; and above all, the posturing phonies making up the Supreme Court should know it. In fact every American worthy of citizenship should know it.

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. –Fourteenth Amendment

This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding. –Article VI, US Constitution

Just how clear and simple can it get?

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Tinsley Grey Sammons, 1936 —   is a self-educated Geezer with an abiding passion for liberty and justice. He served as an enlisted man during the Cold War and retired from his automobile service and repair business in 1998. He describes himself as a very angry, blue-collar-to-the-marrow curmudgeon. He and his wife settled in Gonzales, Louisiana after their home in St. Bernard Parish was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina

DON’T ACQUIESCE IN BAD LAW

July 17, 2010

DON’T ACQUIESCE IN BAD LAW

(*shrug* Well, it’s the law)

by

Tinsley Grey Sammons

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“Well, it’s the law.”

How many times have I heard that stupid expression of hopeless resignation when, to comfortably acquiesce in all laws it would be necessary for a person to assume that there are no bad ones.

Why does an individual acquiesce in laws that stifle his very nature? Bad law should not be merely avoided; it must be openly defied by more citizens than can possibly be arrested, jailed, impoverished or otherwise ruined by an unlawful Legal System that has supplanted the genuine Law of the Land.

Salvaging the American Ideal should begin with the elimination of filing fees and the repeal of Drug Prohibition. Drug Prohibition is nothing but a legal racket that serves parasites and opportunists on both sides of the law. At least the outlaw dealer/entrepreneurs give you something you want in exchange for your money, which makes them morally superior to the legal plunderers who take your money and give you nothing but more persecution in return.

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Permission to reprint in whole or in part is granted, provided full credit is given.

Tinsley Grey Sammons, 1936-  is a self-educated Geezer with an abiding passion for liberty and justice. He served as an enlisted man during the Cold War and retired from his automobile service and repair business in 1998. He describes himself as a very angry, blue-collar-to-the-marrow curmudgeon. He and his wife settled in Gonzales, Louisiana after their home in St. Bernard Parish was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.

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WHY?

July 16, 2010

WHY?

by

Tinsley Grey Sammons

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Why do lawfully free people acquiesce in statutes that stifle their very nature as human beings? Bad law should not be merely avoided, since mere avoidance does nothing to disabuse Americans of unjust government power; it should instead be openly defied by more citizens than can possibly be arrested, jailed, and law-impoverished.

On any given day—more so on weekends—millions of Americans will medicate themselves without permission and/or use recreational alternatives to ethyl alcohol. Most of the persons they encounter will never know that it happened . . . unless they hear it from the user himself. Nearly all of these millions of drug users will continue minding their own business while harmlessly going about their lives. They have committed no real crime and it is not within the lawful authority of government to punish them as though they had.

The Drug War is financial turf for the Judicial Industry along with a multitude of tax-supported parasites and defiant opportunists. At least, in a spirit of free enterprise, the defiant opportunists—commonly referred to as “drug dealers”—give you something that you want in exchange for your money.

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Permission to reprint in whole or in part is granted, provided full credit is given.

Tinsley Grey Sammons, 1936 —  is a self-educated Geezer with an abiding passion for liberty and justice. He served as an enlisted man during the Cold War and retired from his automobile service and repair business in 1998. He describes himself as a very angry, blue-collar-to-the-marrow curmudgeon. He and his wife settled in Gonzales, Louisiana after their home in St. Bernard Parish was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.