"The contest is not between Us and Them, but between Good and
and if those who would fight Evil adopt the ways of Evil, Evil
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
Any power that can be abused will be abused.
Tyranny Law #1
Abuse always expands to fill the limits of resistance to it.
Tyranny Law #2
If people don't resist the abuses of others, they will have
no one to resist the abuses of themselves, and tyranny will
Tyranny Law #3
Usurpation is the exercise of powers by an agent
which have not been delegated to him by the principal. In
a constitutional republic like 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
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.
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Federal Criminal Powers Limited
Jurisdiction Brief by lawyer Larry Becraft.
Nondelegation and the Administrative State
Questions of the legitimacy of delegations of legislative powers
to executive branch agencies.
Money Matters Constitutional issues
Tax Matters Questions of the legitimacy of
certain taxes and the methods of collecting them.
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,
San Antonio, Texas, 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.
of Corruption and Abuse
and among lawyers and judges.
Judicial Discretion, Jon Roland.
Coup against U.S. Coup plots
Public Corruption Cases Compiled by attorney Larry
Plot & Rex 84. Government plans to round up and detain
Megiddo (1999) Report of FBI analysis and
recommendations for response to possible disorders.
domestic terrorist brochure Distributed to law
enforcement officials, it identifies anyone who defends the
Constitution as a potential terrorist who should be reported to
the Joint Task Force.
Disturbances, Department of the Army, ATP 3-39.33, April
2014 Instructions for the management of civil disturbances,
but the focus is clearly on domestic disorder in the U.S., and
suggests some chilling indications of some of the actions that
might be taken.
and Resettlement Operations, Department of the Army, FM
3-39.40, 12 February 2010 Instructions for the detention of
dissident U.S. citizens.
Disturbance Operations, United States Army Military Police
School, Subcourse Number MP 1005, April 2006 Training manual
for the detention or killing of dissident U.S. citizens.
Special Report: The Modern Militia Movement (2009)
Distributed to law enforcement officials in Missouri, later
retracted and the responsible official fired. It identifies
dissidents and members of the Libertarian and Constitution
parties as potential terrorists. Reportedly similar documents
distributed to police in other states. Apparently authored by an
Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling
Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment (2009)
Department of Homeland security. Distributed to law enforcement
officials, it identifies anyone who defends the Constitution as
a potential terrorist.
Extremism Lexicon (March 26, 2009) Department of
Homeland security. Document supporting the above document
that goes into more detail and presents a chilling insight
into how the government views us.
Judges: Continuing Education Credit Prejudices Judges, by
June Wisniewski How outside groups try to unduly influence
judges against political dissenters.
of Rebellion, by William O. Douglas Supreme Court
justice reveals the breadth and depth of official corruption and
abuse of constitutional rights and limits on powers.
Police Perjury and What to Do About It, Christopher
Slobogin, Fall 1996 (67 U. Colo. L. Rev. 1037)
Proposes measures to restore integrity of law enforcement and
the judicial system, but can they work?
Lawyer's View of the Justice System, Joseph H. Delaney,
July/August, 1999, issue of Analog Science Fiction and Fact,
Vol. CXVIX No. 7 & 8 "... the proportion of judges who are
dishonest, who are on the take, who harbor prejudices against
parties or counsel, is far greater than the lay public realizes.
... Corruption is rampant in courts at every level throughout
the country. It is equally rampant among prosecutors and law
enforcement people. ... The primary corrupting influence is the
drug business. ... the dope interests own contemporary justice.
... There is no greater shock than to find that even with both
law and the facts in your favor your constitutional rights are
worthless because you can't get the crooked regime to enforce
America, Rodney Stich Criminal activities by the
Office of Human Radiation
Experiments So you think all this stuff is the rantings of
paranoids? Here is the government admitting it does it!
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.
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.
Annual Financial Reports (CAFRs) In case you thought we
live in a free enterprise economy.
Camps in the United States They really exist and have
Feustel Archives Much interesting material.
Stop All Federal Abuses Now Internet Newsletter
published by Dot Bibee, Pensacola, Florida
Alliance Three-part series of articles, with a
postscript, in the San 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. Here are local copies:
Contracts, by George Mercier Presents adhesion
theory of the legalistic fictions used by usurpers.
by Larry Becraft Critique of Mercier's ideas.
by Jon Roland Explanation and critique of Mercier's ideas.
Good intentions will always be pleaded for every
assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say
that the Constitution was made to guard the people against
the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages
who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They
promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.
Protection and Affordable Care Act. Act of Congress,
sometimes called "Obamacare", which threatens our constitutional
Actual or Potential Abuses
by James & Kenneth Collier Report of investigation of vote
fraud in the United States. Guide for how to conduct such
Control Technology Tools to alter human mental processes
other than through the senses.
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.
Peltier, Defense Committee, PO Box 583, Lawrence, KS
66044, 785/842-5774, or contact their attorney, Jennifer
Race Riot of 1921 And other atrocities documented by the
Black Holocaust Society.
Panther Party Defends the rights of people of color.
Massacre at Mount Carmel Links to sites and documents on
Ridge 1992 assault on Weaver homestead in Idaho.
Kahl Tax protester brutally murdered by federal agents.
Congressman George Hansen Read how this respected
former congressman was persecuted for his reform efforts. His official site has gone down,
but there is our
collection of documents and links.
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.
Brian Burke Unlawful detention with Orwellian
Trail's End The murder of
rancher Donald P. Scott by law enforcement agents in 1992
provides a typical example of civil rights violations arising
out of the "War on Drugs".
Charles Lincoln Target of
retaliation for suing a police department for civil rights
violations, and for suing judges for rules violations.
Williams Read how feds abused this former backer of Gary
Hart, and why he now lives in exile, warned not to return to the
Wolfgram Wolfgram is a dissident attorney and
philosopher of law, residing in the Sacramento, California,
area, who challenged the corrupt judicial system, and was
blacklisted for it. How and why that was done needs to be
studied by anyone who is concerned about defending
constitutional liberties, and defending those few noble lawyers
who still take seriously the Constitution and the ideal of
justice under law.
Pitner Prosecuted on federal charge using fabricated
evidence and suborned perjury, then held in prison without being
sentenced as a way to avoid an appeal or writ of habeas
Finley Prosecuted for fraud for trying to determine
whether some warrants issued to him had value. Decide for
yourself whether he had criminal intent or was only exercising
his First Amendment rights.
Family Persecuted because they threaten to expose high
level wrongdoing by officials.
and Hatred in Government
City Bombing Alfred P. Murrah Building, April 19, 1995.
Suspected complicity by government agents.
Assassination Dallas, Texas, November 22, 1963.
Suspected complicity by government agents.
Assassination 1968. Suspected complicity by government
Assassination Suspected complicity by government agents.
on the Tracks Investigative journalist Mara Leveritt's
site on government complicity in narcotrafficking.
There are persistent suspicions that HIV/AIDS may have been
created by human researchers, either deliberately or by
accident. Here are a few links to sites on this.
Indications of Crime at the Highest Levels of Government.
Eligibility Controversy over the meaning of "natural
born" and "subject to the jurisdiction" call into question the
eligibility of candidates for president.
Independent Counsel's Report
Called a "referral", it is technically a presentment of
the grand jury.
Pro Bono Programs Provided by American Bar Association.