Posted by Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S. on September 28, 1998 at 14:57:21:
In Reply to: How heavy is a dead horse? posted by New Kid on September 28, 1998 at 02:34:18:
You'll find out, when you try dragging
that dead horse all around the country.
What you are saying here, in effect, is that
the Mafia are "legal" because they have bigger
guns, bigger thugs, and bigger bank accounts.
On the contrary, we are a government by compact,
not by force or fraud, and that compact extends
all the way back to the Magna Charta.
Our emphasis in this forum is Law,
of the de jure variety, not legalities,
of the de facto variety.
You give the criminals too much credit.
Are you afraid of them? You SHOULD be
if you give them THAT much credit.
The cases are otherwise, e.g. no one obtains
a vested or protected right in violation of
the Constitution. Those cases are cited,
and quoted, in Gilbertson's OPENING BRIEF.
Use your editor to search for "vested" [sic].
The doctrine that "Might Makes Right" is
totally inimical to every principle of
freedom and justice ordained and established
by the U.S. Constitution and the several
state constitutions as well.
This is the essence of a Republican Form
of Government: the People are the source
of legitimate power. Government employees
are "Public Servants" (read "Servants of
Authority derives from legitimate power,
not gun power. When Texas cops throw
Paul Mitchell in jail for refusing to
disclose a Social Security Number, they
have committed a felony by violating
42 U.S.C. 408(a)(8) and P.L. 93-579.
I encourage you to read the many cases which
have held that unconstitutionality of an act
dated from the moment of enactment, not from
the decision so branding it.
/s/ Paul Andrew Mitchell, B.A., M.S.
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