For decades, government’s power, at every level, has increased exponentially to the point where the people are no longer sovereign. They are but hapless “victims” of a centralized government whose constitutional limits were breached beginning as far back as the Civil War. The people of America, thanks to the 14th Amendment, are now just “citizens UNDER THE JURISDICTION THEREOF of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.” It was supposed to be that the United States and the State wherein we reside were under the JURISDICTION of WE THE PEOPLE, not the other way around. Continue reading
Bill Schuette’s recent opinion asserting that the state’s Right to Farm Act preempts local government ordinances
On behalf of its more than 42,000 farm family members, Michigan Farm Bureau (MFB) applauds Attorney General (AG) Bill Schuette’s recent opinion asserting that the state’s Right to Farm Act preempts local government ordinances attempting to restrict farming activities.
As the largest state farm organization, MFB has been concerned with the alarming trend of local governments approving unnecessary and illegal ordinances regulating farming activities. Members and staff of the organization have being working to defend the integrity of the Right to Farm Act, including recent challenges in Leroy Township and Fenton Township. Continue reading
DMy [Grey Beard] comments in red italics and underlined
12 BALLOT PROPOSALS BEING DEVELOPED
March 9, 2018
by Farm News Media
None of the proposals listed here have gone through all of the steps to gain ballot access.
Twelve potential ballot initiatives could be on the Nov. 6 Michigan election ballot, according to Matt Kapp, elections specialist with Michigan Farm Bureau.
For a proposal to make the ballot, he said, several steps need to be met, including: board of canvassers approving the petition form, signature collection, verification that the required number of valid signatures have been collected, surviving any legal challenges, etc.
None of the proposals listed here have gone through all of the steps to gain ballot access.MFB has not yet taken a position on these ballot issues; although based on current Farm Bureau policy, our likely position should be obvious, Kapp said.
The potential ballot initiatives are: Continue reading
BILL OF RIGHTS PDF
THE Conventions of a number of the States having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best insure the beneficent ends of its institution…
Amendment I — Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Amendment II — A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Amendment III — No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
Amendment IV — 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.
Amendment V — No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
Amendment VI — In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.
Amendment VII — In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise reexamined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
Amendment VIII – Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
Amendment IX — The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
Amendment X — The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
Received this complaint about new Land Assessment:
Have you gotten this years assessment yet?
MY 5 A WENT UP $600.00 MY 40 A WENT UP $10,100.00. A LATE 70’S POLE BARN AND A 1986 MOBILE HOME AND NO OTHER IMPROVEMENTS SINCE. SO HOW COULD THIS GO UP THAT MUCH IN VALUE? Now so you know the tax payer is paying for the assessor and then they are paying for.their yearly traning, and the board of review which is a joke!!
I think this assessing should be 10 or 15 yrs not every year ????
The assessor has never seen the property. [end]
Below is the form you have to use to protest your new tentative tax assessment.to your local review board.
This form is issued under the authority of P.A. 206
Annex 1 and 2 (Manual for Courts-Martial)
2018 Amendments to the Manual for Courts-Martial, United States
LAW & JUSTICE. LINK
Issued on: March 1, 2018
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including chapter 47 of title 10, United States Code (Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), 10 U.S.C. 801-946), and in order to prescribe amendments to the Manual for Courts-Martial, United States, prescribed by Executive Order 12473 of April 13, 1984, as amended, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Part II, Part III, and Part IV of the Manual for Courts-Martial, United States, are amended as described in Annex 1, which is attached to and made a part of this order.
Sec. 2. The amendments in Annex 1 shall take effect on the date of this order, subject to the following:
(a) Nothing in Annex 1 shall be construed to make punishable any act done or omitted prior to the date of this order that was not punishable when done or omitted.
(b) Nothing in Annex 1 shall be construed to invalidate the prosecution of any offense committed before the date of this order. The maximum punishment for an offense committed before the date of this order shall not exceed the maximum punishment in effect at the time of the commission of such offense.
(c) Nothing in Annex 1 shall be construed to invalidate any nonjudicial punishment proceeding, restraint, investigation, referral of charges, trial in which arraignment occurred, or other action begun prior to the date of this order, and any such nonjudicial punishment proceeding, restraint, investigation, referral of charges, trial in which arraignment occurred, or other action shall proceed in the same manner and with the same effect as if the amendments in Annex 1 had not been prescribed. Continue reading
REPEAL ROE vs WADE – BAN ABORTIONS
Created by B.F. on February 25, 2018
Abortion has been legal since 1973. When it was legalized it was restricted to first 13 weeks. At this time we did not have the technology we now have so it was easy for people to be deceived into believing the baby was a ‘glob of cells’ and given the inhuman title of ‘fetus’.
Technology now without question proves and shows it is an infant baby in the womb that can smile, interact with mom’s movements, and feel pain.
Since 1973 abortion has advanced to murdering a baby at time of birth to harvest & sell their organs, it is used as birth control and gender selection.
Numerous birth control methods are available as well as adoption, no baby should be aborted. Wholesale slaughering of our most innocent must be stopped.
Sanctity of life needs to be restored if we hope to #MAGA [Make America Great Again]
This petition must reach 100K by March 27th to be addressed by the White House – Congress. It needs 150 before the link will be visible to all, so right now the only way it is seen is if you send a link directly to all your contacts. Please share this on all your social media platforms, by email, and word of mouth. We cannot protect our children if we don’t first protect our unborn. It is ludicrous and insane that so many cry about the ‘slaughtering of our babies’ referring to mass shootings but totally ignor or support the mass slaughter of our babies in this country. We must unite, stand, and ACT against this violence that has taken place since 1973. I witnessed the degradation of our society since we legalized the murdering of our babies. Please take a stand, now is the time to ACT – let your voice be heard –
Thank you – perhaps we can be ‘One Nation Under God’ again
Michigan House votes to make English official state language
By – Associated Press – Thursday, February 22, 2018
LANSING, Mich. — House lawmakers want to make English the official language of Michigan.
Republicans led the way in passing a bill Thursday that would require its use in public records. State departments and local governments still could publish documents in other languages.
Rep. Tom Barrett, a Republican from Potterville, says Michigan is a diverse state. But he says diversity with “no shared values” drives people into their “own corners.” He and other supporters say the bill will encourage assimilation. [emphasis mine and I agree]
Rep. Vanessa Guerra voted no. The Saginaw Democrat says the bill could isolate people whose English skills are limited. Another critic, Rep. David LaGrand of Grand Rapids, says it’s a “dark moment” for the country if diversity is not embraced.
February 15, 2018
by Paul W. Jackson
Marty Vyskocil and April O’Connell will appear in court soon to challenge a [Fenton] township ordinance that would prevent them from spreading horse manure on a hay field.
“What we did was rely on a review by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development as to whether the owner was operating according to the GAAMPs (generally accepted agricultural management practices),” Piggott said. “In general, they were found to be complying. We reported to residents that raising of animals is covered under Right-to-Farm, the operation was consistent with GAAMPs, and there was nothing the township could do. Then the property changed hands.” Click Heading above to read complete article
Commentary from the person that sent this to me:
For the last time Michigan has abolished ZONING IN 2011 NOW GET THEM HI PRICED LOBBIEST TO GO LOOK IT UP. DO SOMETHING FOR THE PEOPLE FOR ONCE.
The horse farm is grandfathered in.
The ordnances have no force of law and do not supersede state law .
This is a free country if you happened to see Trump’s inauguration speech he gave the country back to the people.
So those people are free if they don’t like the smell of a horse farm they are free to move where there is none.
<name removed for anonymity>
PUBLIC LAW 97-280—OCT. 4, 1982 96 STAT. 1211
Public Law 97-280 97th Congress
Joint Resolution Authorizing and requesting the President to proclaim 1983 as the “Year of the Bible”. Continue reading
Do you know this law against ‘burning’ our flag exists? Probably not because it seems all our REPUBLIC LAWS have been stomped on with no consequences. The First Amendment is ‘Freedom to Speak’ to say whatever it is you have to say. Burning our flag is an ACTION- which is not protected speech. Demand the enforcement of this law!
18 U.S. Code § 700 – Desecration of the flag of the United States; penalties
Current through Pub. L. 114-38. (See Public Laws for the current Congress.)
(1)Whoever knowingly mutilates, defaces, physically defiles, burns, maintains on the floor or ground, or tramples upon any flag of the United States shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both.
(2)This subsection does not prohibit any conduct consisting of the disposal of a flag when it has become worn or soiled.
(b)As used in this section, the term “flag of the United States” means any flag of the United States, or any part thereof, made of any substance, of any size, in a form that is commonly displayed.
(c)Nothing in this section shall be construed as indicating an intent on the part of Congress to deprive any State, territory, possession, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico of jurisdiction over any offense over which it would have jurisdiction in the absence of this section.
(1)An appeal may be taken directly to the Supreme Court of the United States from any interlocutory or final judgment, decree, or order issued by a United States district court ruling upon the constitutionality of subsection (a).
(2)The Supreme Court shall, if it has not previously ruled on the question, accept jurisdiction over the appeal and advance on the docket and expedite to the greatest extent possible.
(Added Pub. L. 90–381, § 1, July 5, 1968, 82 Stat. 291; amended Pub. L. 101–131, §§ 2, 3, Oct. 28, 1989, 103 Stat. 777.)
BILL OF RIGHTS – DO YOU KNOW THEM?
THESE RIGHTS ARE WHAT GLOBALISTS ARE DESTROYING BECAUSE THEY SECURE OUR SOVEREIGNTY – OUR CONSTITUTION MAKES ALL OF CONGRESS SUBJECTS UNDER US! WE NEED TO ‘BLOW THE DUST’ – LEARN AND DEMAND THE ENFORCEMENT OF OUR SOVEREIGN RIGHTS – REMOVE ANY THAT DO NOT COMPLY – USING ELECTIONS OR RECALL – THEY WORK FOR US!
BEWARE! The roadside drug tests via saliva also gives your DNA to the state. Such an invasion of privacy is unconscionable AND unconstitutional.
JUST SAY NO–TO ROADSIDE DRUG TESTING LINK
Established by the Michigan Legislature, under Public Acts 242 and 243 of 2016, the program involves having specially trained police officers (Drug Recognition Experts or DREs) do roadside drug tests of saliva of those suspected of driving while impaired (DWI) by common drugs such as amphetamines, opiates, marijuana, meth, cocaine and benzodiazepines.
Each of 26 Drug Recognition Experts, working for a dozen police agencies within the five counties, will carry a device called the Alere DDS2 oral fluid test instrument, which will be used to measure for the presence of drugs in drivers’ saliva. A specialized swab inserted into the drivers’ mouth tells officers when there is enough saliva on it to be tested. This swab is then inserted into the bottom of the device and in about five minutes it gives either a positive or negative result.
In those counties, the police still need a valid reason to make a traffic stop, and the DREs are trained to only conduct a saliva test after several other protocols have been followed, including well known field sobriety tests, to alert them that impairment may be present. Due to the intrusive nature of the test, a driver has the right to refuse the oral swab. This right comes with a cost just like refusing to consent to a breathalyzer, however, in that the driver will be given a civil infraction with a hefty $200 fine.
Yet, if you do happen to venture into one of these counties and get stopped and are asked to submit to an ‘oral fluid test’, I would recommend you take the $200 fine and refuse their offer. I suggest you do this even if you’re like me and you’ve never taken one of these drugs in your life. Even if you are okay with having your rights violated, refuse. It potentially can save you from being criminally convicted and/or suffering monetary damage of which a couple of hundred dollars would seem cheap. Trust me, but if you don’t…
IS SHARIA AND ISLAM ILLEGAL IN THE USA?
The Immigration and Nationality Act passed June 27, 1952 revised the laws relating to immigration, naturalization, and nationality for the United States.
That act, which became Public Law 414, established both the law and the intent of Congress regarding the immigration of Aliens to the US and remains in effect today.
Among the many issues it covers, one in particular, found in Chapter 2 Section 212, is the prohibition of entry to the US if the Alien belongs to an organization seeking to overthrow the government of the United States by “force, violence, or other unconstitutional means.”
This, by its very definition, rules out Islamic immigration to the United States, but this law is being ignored by the White House. Islamic immigration to the US would be prohibited under this law because the Koran, Sharia Law and the Hadith all require complete submission to Islam, which is antithetical to the US government, the Constitution, and to the Republic.
All Muslims who attest that the Koran is their life’s guiding principal subscribe to submission to Islam and its form of government. Now the political correct crowd would say that Islamists cannot be prohibited from entering the US because Islam is a religion.
Whether it is a religion is immaterial because the law states that Aliens who are affiliated with any “organization” that advocates the overthrow of our government are prohibited”
I hope everyone will understand what this is saying and then think about the chemical laden faux foods, fluoridated water, geoengineering of chemical aerosol in our skies, pharmaceutical use via direct advertising to the public, and more importantly VACCINATIONS!
Chemical and Biological Warfare Program
PUBLIC LAW 95-79 [P.L. 95-79] TITLE 50, CHAPTER 32, SECTION 1520 “CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL WARFARE PROGRAM” “The use of human subjects will be allowed for the testing of chemical and biological agents by the U.S. Department of Defense, accounting to Congressional committees with respect to the experiments and studies.”——–The Secretary of Defense [may] conduct tests and experiments involving the use of chemical and biological [warfare] agents on civilian populations [within the United States].” -SOURCE- Public Law 95-79, Title VIII, Sec. 808, July 30, 1977, 91 Stat. 334. In U.S. Statutes-at-Large, Vol. 91, page 334, you will find Public Law 95-79. Public Law 97-375, title II, Sec. 203(a)(1), Dec. 21, 1982, 96 Stat. 1882. In U.S. Statutes-at-Large, Vol. 96, page 1882, you will find Public Law 97-375
Michigan Senate Committee Passes Firearms Freedom Act – SB0015
LANSING, Mich. (May 6, 2016) – Yesterday, a Michigan Senate committee passed a bill that declares firearms, firearms accessories and ammunition manufactured and maintained in the state of Michigan exempt from federal regulation. Passage of the bill would set the stage to nullify some federal regulations on some firearms in practice.
Sen. Phil Pavlov (R) introduced Senate Bill 0015 (SB0015) last year. The legislation declares that the federal government has no constitutional authority to regulate firearms that are manufactured and retained in the state. It reads, in part:
“A personal firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately in Michigan and that remains within the borders of Michigan is not subject to federal law or federal regulation, including registration, under the authority of congress to regulate interstate commerce. It is declared by the legislature that those items have not traveled in interstate commerce.”
MICHIGAN SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS RIGHT TO RESIST POLICE MISCONDUCT
I strongly suggest all people read the following article. What happened back in 1913 is underway now globally under a new “manufactured crisis.” The bankers conquered America and now their quest is global. They created, GEOENGINEERING, which is “weather modification”. They cloud seed and manipulate the weather to move the rain where they want it to go, which means thay can flood an area or create a drought. They have been spraying our skies since the 60’s but it has been increased exponentially in recent years, thus the continuous WHITE SKY. This CLIMATE CHANGE is for one purpose and that purpose is for GLOBAL CONTROL. They’ve used their universities to create faux science to support their global agenda. The people are not the cause of this crisis they are creating. Actually people leave a very small footprint, it is the mega chemical corporations via our air, water, and food, and the genetic modifying of all life on this planiet that they’ve been doing for years, unbeknownst to the people. Please take the time to read the following article; I’m sure things will begin to make better sense. Most people know something is terribly wrong, they just don’t know what it is or that it goes back many years before most of us were born. This is how they are able to accomplish these things without the people knowing it. They do it incrementally through the years as each generation dies off and they re-educate the younger generations to their new order based completely on their propaganda. This is why they are continuously distracting people with an attack on constitutional rights and moral issues. Keep us arguing while they bring in their global control. This is what is taking place in Paris this week, and why it is imperative to their agenda to disarm Americans. They are using the religious differences of Muslims and Christians to create chaos… as well as… all their other agendas….”order out of chaos”.
by TLB Contributor: Paul James
TREASON – A NOTICE TO PUBLIC SERVANTS-
by Thorpe Dee-daniel Tater
On the night of December 23, 1913 the United States Congress passed the Federal Reserve Act and thereby committed the greatest act of TREASON in history. It surrendered this nation’s sovereignty and sold the American people into slavery to a cabal of arch-charlatan international bankers who proceeded to plunder, bankrupt, and conquer this nation with a money swindle.
The “money” the banks issue is merely bookkeeping entries. It cost them nothing and is not backed by their wealth, efforts, property, or risk. It is not redeemable except in more debt paper. The Federal Reserve Act forced us to pay compound interest on thin air. We now use worthless “notes” backed by our own credit that we cannot own and are made subject to compelled performance for the “privilege”.
From 1913 until 1933, the United States paid the “interest” with more and more gold. The structured inevitability soon transpired: the Treasury was empty, the debt was greater than ever, and the United States declared bankruptcy. In exchange for using notes belonging to bankers who create them out of nothing on our own credit, we are forced to repay in substance (labor, property, land, businesses, resources, life in ever-increasing amounts. This may have been the greatest heist and fraud of all time.
When a government goes bankrupt, it loses its sovereignty. In 1933 the United States declared bankruptcy, as expressed in Roosevelt’s Executive Orders 6073, 6102, 6111, and 6260, House Joint Resolution 192 of June 5, 1933, confirmed in Perry v. United States, (1935) 294 U.S. 330-381, 79 L.Ed 912, as well as 31 USC 5112, 5119, and 12 USC 95A. The bankrupt United States went into receivership, reorganized in favor of 115 creditors and new owners. In 1913, Congress turned over America… lock, stock and barrel to a handful of criminals whose avowed intent from the beginning was to plunder, bankrupt, conquer, and enslave the people of the United States of America and eliminate this nation from the face of the earth. The goal was, and is, to absorb America into a one-world private commercial government, a “New World Order.”
Just to show you how tricky our public servants have become I have copied an article from the Midland Daily New below with the link to the article. I highlighted below in the article the reporters very important comment “That’s because someone’s assets are tried in civil court, separate from the criminal process.” Our public servants in black robes are using legal foot work to steal from the people.
V Amendment says “; nor shall be compelled in any “criminal case” to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law;” However, it also says “;nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.” , somehow the black robes feel they have a contract with us and have control over our property. Note how important commas and semicolons are in the law and the understanding of jurisdiction. Until we all learn some basic “law” this will continue un-checked.
Our Founders are turning in their graves and we should be fighting this with every breath. Bill Clinton is not the only “slick willie” in our public servants ranks.
Michigan’s civil asset forfeiture system under scrutiny [Article begins]
Updated: Sat May 30, 2015, 12:02 pm.
Michigan’s civil asset forfeiture system under scrutiny Associated Press
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gin Hency and Annette Shattuck describe themselves as soccer moms, active in their communities and in their children’s lives.
FEDERAL COURT JURISDICTION
Received the following message with pdf files today, thank you RB. It is published as I received it other than one word I placed “x’s” due to the nature of the word.
Email message received from: “This came in today on Skype from old Republicers. Don’t know where the case stands, but it is perfectly waged against the basxxxds! RB Landmark Income Tax Case: Supreme Court No. 14-1305 MAY 21, 2015 SUPREMECOURTCASE Relying on the provisions of the Constitution as ultimate proof, this petition presents incontrovertible evidence that no contemporary federal court has jurisdiction anywhere within the exterior limits of any of the 50 freely associated compact states of the Union.”
This e-mail is only going out to a few folks who might actually read it and share the information about the property rights cause with friends. Our judicial system is constitutionally bankrupt but we must use the system to expose it to everyone who wants to reestablish liberty in America. To have a case heard by the MI Supreme Court you must ask their permission, this process is called LEAVE TO APPEAL! This LEAVE is not the actual BRIEF that must be filled if you are GRANTED permission to go before the MI Supreme Court it is just to present why you think this case is important and why they should hear your case. There is only about a 5% chance the case they will agree to hear the case and that is ok because this is a step in the overall exposure process. Below is just the introduction to the leave to appeal. Attached is the actual leave that was filed with the court. The attached also have both the opinion of the circuit and appeals courts. I have highlighted a couple statements in the Appeals Court OPINION I think you will find very interesting.
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” –Ronald Reagan
GROUNDS (INTRODUCTION) MCR 7.302 (B)
This Constitutional and statutory case against the State could affect hundreds of thousands of acres of private property and property owners within the exterior boundaries of Michigan. Plaintiff’s / Appellant’s sought declaratory relief to prevent defendant Department of Environment Quality (DEQ) from entering the property to inspect for wetlands and to require wetland permit with restriction if State so desired.
The state has properly admitted they do not have any Holds, Liens, Monetary, Proprietary or Contractual interests in the physical Property which the Plaintiffs / Appellants is the Assign and holds fee simple patent with no reservation, as evidenced by chain of title. However, the state and lower courts claims PA 451 of 1994, MCL 324.30301 gives jurisdiction over the person and police powers are granted to them by Art. IV § 52 of Michigan Constitution to enter, inspect, and require permits. The Court has also stated this kind of entry and requirement for a permit would not constitute a taking.
The term “property” embodies more than just physical, corporeal assets; it can include intangible entities, such as rights and interests. The patent 4829 Grants all rights, privileges, immunities, and appurtenances of whatsoever nature, to heirs and assigns forever.” In its precise legal sense, property is nothing more than a collection of rights; indeed, “property,” in law, is not the material object itself, but is the right and interest or domination rightfully obtained over such object, with the unrestricted right to its use, enjoyment, and disposition. The right to exclude others, as well as their property, is one of the most essential sticks in the bundle of rights that are commonly characterized as property.  Our case was brought to defend the right to exclude other from the property, to retain control of resources and defend the right not to have to enter into any permitting scheme (contract) with the state for rights already secured.
Art. I § 14 Jury trials “The right of trial by jury shall remain, but shall be waived in all civil cases unless demanded by one of the parties in the manner prescribed by law. So far, this case has been bantered around on the states home court by trustees and actors of the state, and now needs to be addressed by a jury, the ones who authorize the state to exist, and the ones whose properties are at risk.
The Declaration of Independence clearly states:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,…”
Police say they actually received FAA authorization on Feb. 25, and have already used the drone to help investigate the cause of a fire near the Grand Rapids area.
Police excitedly claim the aerial surveillance gear will increase public safety.
“I personally think it’s going to change how we do law enforcement,” Michigan State Police 1st Lt. Chris Bush expressed to The Detroit News earlier this year. “The quicker we can get accidents cleared, to me that’s a gamechanger for how we do law enforcement.”
But privacy advocates for years have been concerned with drone use by law enforcement, citing apprehension over domestic surveillance and the possibility that drones will someday be armed.
A report from the ACLU in 2011 detailed the organization’s contention with government drone use, claiming the technology’s powerful surveillance capabilities made them a threat to personal privacy and that the use of UAVs is ultimately unconstitutional.
“With drone technology holding so much potential to increase routine surveillance in American life, one key question is the extent to which our laws will protect us. The courts should impose limits on the use of drones for surveillance, prohibiting them from becoming pervasive,” the organization recommended.
Concerns over privacy, however, have been overshadowed by the purported need for increased security.
According to The Detroit News, “Michigan State Police officials envision eventually having multiple drones stationed around the state for emergency response.”
Per the FAA, Michigan State Police drone pilots must abide by the following restrictions:
• The drone must always be flown by a two-person crew, with one acting as the pilot and the other as a safety observer.
• The pilot must be FAA certified.
• The unmanned aircraft system must remain below 400 feet and always be within line of sight of the crew.
• It can’t be flown near airports.
In the past, federal authorities have used surveillance drones to spy on farmers and cattle ranchers, ostensibly claiming they were monitoring pollution and land use. The feds also used drones to spy on a North Dakota family during a SWAT standoff in 2011 after six cows had wandered onto the family’s property.
An investigation in 2013 also found that the Federal Bureau of Investigations has spent more than $3 million using drones domestically since 2006.
BY CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED
A Film by Steve: Bates which took almost 9 months to make covering the multiple aspects and uses of the term, ‘consent of the governed’. Something members of the World Freeman Society have revoked by Claim of Right.
Governments, Police all operate by consent. They require your consent by acquiescence to make rulings, statutes, acts and war & taxes, all by your consent. Some things are good, we like Peace Officers keeping us safe, but do not consent to their revenue making activities. There are many good reasons to have a government, but we must remember who we are and who ‘they’ are.
We are the Public and they are the Public Servants. And when they forget that, and start treating us like their property, it is our duty to inform others, help educate and hold accountable those whose actions do not reflect the mandate we as the people demand.
“Consent Of The Governed: The Freeman Movement Defined” is nearly 3 hours long, and covers a wide range of topics that effect and hinder our human freedom when dealing with civil SERVANTS who seek to claim authority over us, so be prepared to set aside some educational viewing time … however, I promise you, it will be time well spent.
Breaking news February 23: CTM Chairman McMillin to Board of State Canvassers: Proposed language “Still Misleads Voters”
Don’t be fooled: Proposal 1 in the May 5 special election would raise the Michigan Sales Tax and the Gas Tax.
Michigan doesn’t need higher taxes to fix our roads or fund our schools. It needs less government spending elsewhere, which it could easily afford.
On Tuesday, May 5th, 2015, Michigan voters will decide whether or not to raise Michigan’s sales tax to 7%. Supporters of the tax claim Michigan’s roads need the money — but as with the gas tax today, most of the money wouldn’t even go to roads.
In fact, Michigan government annual spending skyrocketed by $2.7 billion since just four years ago — not counting $2 billion higher in federal spending for a whopping $4.7 billion budget increase.
Yet incredibly, taxpayers are now being told by the “Powers That Be” that they need to pay an even greater share of their money, just to fix our roads and fund our schools!
It’s about one thing: more money for the politicians and special interests in Lansing.
That’s why we say:
We are Concerned Taxpayers of Michigan.
And if you’d like your taxes not to rise…
Here then, is the complete set of laws to be decided by the May 5 ballot question. If you can make sense of it all, consider running for office — you’re more qualified than most of them!Proposal 1. To be decided by Michigan voters May 5, 2015Table of Contents
House Joint Resolution UU (the constitutional amendment)
Public Act 467 of 2014
Public Act 468 of 2014
Public Act 469 of 2014
Public Act 470 of 2014
Public Act 471 of 2014
Public Act 472 of 2014
Public Act 473 of 2014
Public Act 474 of 2014
Public Act 475 of 2014
Public Act 476 of 2014
“STUDENT SUCCESS ACT” to CRUSH Religious FREEDOM, Private School AUTONOMY, PARENTAL RIGHTS: #NO on HR5 67 comments
This one is such a betrayal.
I’ve never been so shocked and angry over a proposed Congressional bill that I burst into tears. Not until tonight.
I’d been quietly reading and taking notes on H.R. 5, “Student Success Act” (SSA) when my husband simply, offhandedly asked me how I was doing. Though I’d been quiet, I was boiling over as I read tucked-away portions of this 600+ page bill which, despite the local-control-touting, anti-Common Core-sounding words (on page 10 and elsewhere), is terrible. When my husband asked how I was doing, I stood up, walked to the couch and explained through my hot, angry tears what destruction and reduction of vital freedoms will take place if this bill passes:
It ends private schools’ religious freedom from government control. It harms funding freedom in private schools. It puts into question parental rights and control over education. It pushes sameness of testing. Those are just a few things. There are more.
We have conscious deceivers in D.C. pushing this bill: its damages are so painfully ironic. The bill is touted specifically to “reduce the federal footprint and restore local control while empowering parents“. What a poignant lie.
If H.R. 5 passes this week, in exchange for billions in federal funding, we will be crushed in the following ways. The federal Department of Education aims to take over:
1. STATE AUTHORITIES AND RIGHTS
2. PARENTAL RIGHTS TO DIRECT EDUCATION OF A CHILD
3. RELIGIOUS FREEDOM – NO MORE RELIGIOUS COUNSELING, MENTORING OR TECHNOLOGIES ALLOWED IN PRIVATE SCHOOLS
4. PRIVATE SCHOOL AUTONOMY: GOVERNMENT-APPOINTED OMBUDSMEN WILL MONITOR COMPLIANCE
5. PRIVATE SCHOOL FUNDING – PRIVATE SCHOOLS MUST CONSULT WITH PUBLIC DISTRICTS WHICH ENFORCE EQUALITY
H.R. 5 the “Student Success Act” won’t be enforced for five years– plenty of time for its promoters to plan implementation, and for the opposition to burn out, give up, to feel there’s no way to rein it in.
The bill is 600-plus-pages long but was just barely introduced this month; and it’s being fast-tracked for a vote this week. Those whose lives will be changed by it have likely never heard of it and elected reps haven’t had time to debate intended and unintended consequences.
Would our representatives vote to pass this bill if they knew that it included such hidden away, serious damages to Americans’ freedoms?
I want to thank Ann Marie Banfield of Stop Common Core in New Hampshire, who sent me her summary and pointed to specific paragraphs and pages in this huge bill, to focus attention on where vital freedoms are being slashed. I have included her notes following mine. I invite you to verify for yourself.
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Jury Nullification is something you’re not told about but it is your RIGHT as jurors to implement. Of course the judges do not want you to know this because they get paid huge money for judgments processed through their courts. It is your duty to JUDGE THE LAW AT THE SAME TIME YOU ARE JUDGING THE DEFENDANT, and perhaps judge the law first if it is a constitutional law that left a “victim” in its wake. The state can NOT be
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