"We...the people" of Michigan
have inhabited our FREE DE JURE STATE
|"It is not the function of our government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is
the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error."
--Justice Robert H. Jackson
I will be working on the Civic Duty information for this page; but until I get the information formatted to publish it will not show here, so I've posted quotes
below this message from our founders and others for education to better understand our de jure republic and how powerful it was/is, and why those seeking
power, wealth and control had to transition us to a Trust and ultimately a Corporation, because it was easier to deceive us over a slow progression of time if our
law was gradually perverted and misrepresented to the people.
Civic Duty was lost when their corporate"system" usurped control over our de jure republic, and then completely eliminated from our schools completely..
Constitutional Civic Duty was replaced with socialist propaganda programming of our children to become loyal servants, without question, to their "elitist
agenda". The US Corporation which is a combination of socialism, communism, progressives, corporatism, and secular/paganism ideologies has infiltrated all
public institutions, as well as our homes from mainstream media via news, sports, and entertainment, but not all inclusive to just these, because now we also
have the Internet.
I will be bringing information to this page outlining our Civic Duties. The information will be from a 1918 textbook I found online after much searching. It is
titled, "My Country" by Grace Turkington. It is a textbook in Civics and Patriotism for young readers, and was printed by Ginn and Company. You might
wonder why I would use a young readers textbook, well the reason is because it use to be common for many Americans to only have an eighth grade education,
and our people were the best educated of all nations in our early years as a country. We educated our children to be thinkers and problem solvers. They were
disciplined, creative, and our country had many skills that contributed to our being an industrial nation.
Probably the most significant was the faith of the American people. Our De Jure Republic was founded on Christianity, not the Christian religion, but Christian
principles and values, and we were blessed by Almighty God. We exhibited a strong faith, common sense, wisdom and clearly understood right from wrong.
Higher education was introduced, and class warfare began. We no longer have science based on truth and sound fact. We've lost the skills that were passed
from generation to generation and produced fine carpentry, animal husbandry, and especially the family owned farms. Science has been bought by big
corporations, as well as all the means for people to survive and compete in a free society.
All or our textbooks have been rewritten to reflect a certain ideology, and no longer presents the truth. I'm not sure if this textbook will either but it at least will
be a starting point to big on.
Frank Herbert: "Laws to suppress tend to strengthen what they would prohibit. This is the fine point on which all the legal professions of history have based
their job security."
"Those rights, then, which God and nature have established, and are therefore called natural rights, such as life and liberty, need not the aid of human laws to be
more effectually invested in every man than they are; neither do they receive any additional strength when declared by the municipal laws to be inviolate. On the
contrary, no human legislature has power to abridge or destroy them, unless the owner shall himself commit some act that amounts to a forfeiture."
--Sir William Blackstone
"The government consists of a gang of men exactly like you and me. They have, taking one with another, no special talent for the business of government; they
have only a talent for getting and holding office. Their principal device to that end is to search out groups who pant and pine for something they can't get and to
promise to give it to them. Nine times out of ten that promise is worth nothing. The tenth time is made good by looting A to satisfy B. In other words,
government is a broker in pillage, and every election is sort of an advance auction sale of stolen goods." [H. L. Mencken]
GEORGE WASHINGTON'S FIRST INAUGURAL ADDRESS
"By the article establishing the executive department it is made the duty of the President 'to recommend to your consideration such measures as he shall judge
necessary and expedient.' The circumstances under which I now meet you will acquit me from entering into that subject further than to refer to the great
constitutional charter under which you are assembled, and which, in defining your powers, designates the objects to which your attention is to be given. It will
be more consistent with those circumstances, and far more congenial with the feelings which actuate me, to substitute, in place of a recommendation of
particular measures, the tribute that is due to the talents, the rectitude, and the patriotism which adorn the characters selected to devise and adopt them. In these
honorable qualifications I behold the surest pledges that as on one side no local prejudices or attachments, no separate views nor party animosities, will misdirect
the comprehensive and equal eye which ought to watch over this great assemblage of communities and interests, so, on another, that the foundation of our
national policy will be laid in the pure and immutable principles of private morality, and the preeminence of free government be exemplified by all the attributes
which can win the affections of its citizens and command the respect of the world. I dwell on this prospect with every satisfaction which an ardent love for my
country can inspire, since there is no truth more thoroughly established than that there exists in the economy and course of nature an indissoluble union between
virtue and happiness; between duty and advantage; between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy and the solid rewards of public
prosperity and felicity; since we ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal
rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained; and since the preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of
government are justly considered, perhaps, as deeply, as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people."
-George Washington First Inaugural Address, April 30, 1789
"The big question to ask about proposals for new laws and policies is not whether they sound reasonable, but what damage they can do when they are used
unreasonably." -Thomas Sowell
Alexander Hamilton, collected in Federalist Paper 28, originally in the 10 January, 1788, "Daily Advertiser":
"If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no resource left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defence which is
paramount to all positive forms of government, and which against the usurpations of the national rulers, may be exerted with infinitely better prospect of
success than against the rulers of an individual state. In a single state, if the persons entrusted with supreme power become usurpers, the different parcels,
subdivisions, or districts of which it consists, having no distinct government in each, can take no regular measures for defense. The citizens must rush
tumultuously to arms, without concert, without system, without resource; except in their courage and despair."
Montesquieu: "The deterioration of a government begins almost always by a decay of its principles."
Alexander Hamilton, Federalist Paper 79 (regarding payment of Judges):
"In the general course of human nature, A power over a man's subsistence amounts to a power over his will."
Benjamin Franklin, before the Constitutional Convention, (June 2, 1787):
"... as all history informs us, there has been in every State & Kingdom a constant kind of warfare between the governing & governed: the one striving to obtain
more for its support, and the other to pay less. And this has alone occasioned great convulsions, actual civil wars, ending either in dethroning of the Princes, or
enslaving of the people. Generally indeed the ruling power carries its point, the revenues of princes constantly increasing, and we see that they are never
satisfied, but always in want of more. The more the people are discontented with the oppression of taxes; the greater need the prince has of money to distribute
among his partisans and pay the troops that are to suppress all resistance, and enable him to plunder at pleasure. There is scarce a king in a hundred who would
not, if he could, follow the example of Pharoah, get first all the peoples money, then all their lands, and then make them and their children servants for ever ..."
Daniel Webster: "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."
George Washington, Farewell Address: "Occupants of public offices love power and are prone to abuse it."
Mr. Justice Brandies of the U.S. Supreme Court has written a dissent passage in Olmstead V. United States, 277 U.S. 438 (1928), that is particularly fitting to
keep in mind during these times. It reads:
"Decency, security, and liberty alike demand that government officials shall be subjected to the same rules of conduct that are commands to the citizen. In a
government of laws, existence of the government will be imperiled if it fails to observe the law scrupulously. Our government is the potent, the omnipresent
teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by its example. Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for
law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy. To declare that in the administration of the criminal law the end justifies the means--to
declare that the government may commit crimes in order to secure the conviction of a private criminal--would bring terrible retribution. Against that pernicious
doctrine this court should resolutely set its face."
"If the policy of the government upon vital questions affecting the whole people is to be fixed by decisions of the supreme Court, then the people will have
ceased to be their own rulers."
--Abraham Lincoln, First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861:
Chief Justice Marlin T. Phelps, Arizona supreme Court:
"Nothing was further from the minds of the Framers of the Constitution, than that the supreme Court should ever make the Supreme Law of the Land."
Justice Hugo Black, Columbia University's Charpentier Lectures (1968):
"The public welfare demands that constitutional cases must be decided according to the terms of the Constitution itself, and not according to judges' views of
fairness, reasonableness, or justice. I have no fear of constitutional amendments properly adopted, but I do fear the rewriting of the Constitution by judges under
the guise of interpretation."
Justice Hugo Black:
"... any broad unlimited power to hold laws unconstitutional because they offend what this Court conceives to be the `conscience of our people' ... was not
given by the Framers, but rather has been bestowed on the Court by the Court."
Justice John M. Harlan, US supreme Court, 1895: "We must hold firmly to the doctrine that in the courts of the United States it is the duty of juries in criminal
cases to take the law from the court, and apply that law to the facts as they find them to be from the evidence."
Justice Louis Brandeis, Olmstead vs. United States, United States supreme Court, 1928:
"Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficent . . . the greatest dangers to liberty lurk in
insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding."
Justice Miller, US supreme Court, Loan Association vs. Topeka, 20 Wall (87 US) 664 (1874):
"To lay with one hand the power of government on the property of a citizen, and with the other to bestow it on favored individuals. . . is none the less robbery
because it was done under the forms of law and is called taxation."
Justice William O. Douglas:
"As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in
such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air -- however slight -- lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness."
Chief Justice Warren Burger:
"Ours is a sick profession. [A profession marked by] incompetence, lack of training, misconduct, and bad manners. Ineptness, bungling, malpractice, and bad
ethics can be observed in court houses all over this country every day."
Prof. Abram Chayes, Harvard law school:
"[Judicial action in the last two decades] adds up to a radical transformation of the role and function of the judiciary in American life. Its chief function now is
as a catalyst of social change with judges acting as planners of large scale."
Prof. William Forrester, Cornell law school:
"The Court has assumed, gradually, the role of deciding the problems on its own and ...the American people and their selected officials gradually have accepted
the Court as the political instrument for lawmaking."
Prof. Edward S. Corwin:
"[Attorneys have been] prone to identify the judicial version of the Constitution as the authentic Constitution."