By AL Whitney © copyround 2016
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Ignorance of the law is no excuse!
Every time a legal question comes up, most run to an attorney to get an explanation. We naively ask them questions like: what does this rule mean, what does this bill mean, or what does this term mean? However, our dependence on attorneys has rarely enhanced our lives. And, there is a good reason why this is true.
In 1939 Yale law professor Fred Rodell wrote an amazing book, Woe Unto you Lawyers, exposing lawyers, judges and legal-speak. He pointed out reality regarding “The Law” (Rodell’s term) that exists today across the planet – in spades.
From Chapter I of Woe Unto You Lawyers!
“It is the lawyers who run our civilization for us – our governments, our business, our private lives. Most legislators are lawyers; they make our laws. Most presidents, governors, commissioners, along with their advisers and brain-trusters are lawyers; they administer our laws. All the judges are lawyers; they interpret and enforce our laws. There is no separation of powers where the lawyers are concerned. There is only a concentration of all government power – in the lawyers. As the schoolboy put it, ours is “a government of lawyers, not of men.””
It is a fact that lawyers intentionally write laws and contracts using language non-lawyers cannot comprehend. Even though we are expected to abide by these unintelligible laws and honor these incomprehensible contracts/agreements, they are written in a language that only lawyers can understand. If you doubt this fact, get out and read the “terms and conditions” your bank insisted you agree to when you opened your checking account or got your mortgage. Did anyone take a lawyer with them when they opened their checking account?
From Chapter I of Woe Unto You Lawyers!
“For the lawyers’ trade is a trade built entirely on words. And so long as the lawyers carefully keep to themselves the key to what those words mean, the only way the average man can find out what is going on is to become a lawyer, or at least to study law, himself. All of which makes it very nice – and very secure – for the lawyers.”
Legal-speak assigns different meanings to common words that we would never suspect, such as the word “person”. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a “person” as “a human being”. However, in legal-speak a “person” is not a human being, it is:
STATE OF CALIFORNIA Government code Section 1-26
17. “Person” includes any person, firm, association, organization, partnership, limited liability company, business trust, corporation, or company.
STATE OF OHIO Statutory definitions 1.59
(C) “Person” includes an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, and association.
It should be obvious to any living man or woman that rules for artificial legal constructs (such as corporations and trusts) can’t be the same as those for living men, women, boys and girls, i.e. the first being dead and the second being alive.
To keep this scam going and continue to inflict unjust rules and contracts against men and women trying to earn a living and live peaceful lives, The Law established a truly insane legal principle: “Ignorance of the law is no excuse”! This principle reigns supreme in all of our courtrooms today. It represents the primary doctrine of the “judiciary” as it metes out injustice on a daily basis.
Even the US Supreme Court was not exempt from Rodell’s scrutiny.
From Chapter IV of Woe Unto You Lawyers!
“The third kind of case – the most important of all – includes all those disputes in which someone claims that a state law or a federal law – or some action taken under such a law – “offends” the U.S. Constitution. Here the Supreme Court has the final word. What it decides and what it says in these cases make up that holy hunk of The Law known as Constitutional Law.”
“And of course, too, there is not a word in the Constitution about police power or businesses affected with a public interest or state jurisdiction to tax. But this fact does not stop the Supreme Court from using such concepts as the basis of Constitutional Law. Even the Highest Court of the Land laying down the Supreme Law of the Land reverts to the same old hocus-pocus of solemn words spoken with a straight face, and meaning, intrinsically, nothing.”
We are also fooled by lawyers when they say that the “court decided” a matter or that it will be up to “the courts” to decide – as if black robed lawyers have some God-like power to judge human behavior here on planet earth.
From Chapter VII of Woe Unto You Lawyers!
“Even the Supreme Court, from time to time in its opinions, feels it imperative to state that it is The Law, that infallible automatic machine, and not the Court, those nine fallible men, that really dictates decisions. For the lawyers know it would be woe unto the lawyers if the non-lawyers ever got wise to the fact that their lives were run, not by The Law, not by any rigid and impersonal and automatically-applied code of rules, but instead by a comparatively small group of men, smart, smooth, and smug – the lawyers.”
It should be obvious to all who investigate our current legal system that Thomas Jefferson’s words of warning have become a tragic reality. Rodell stated it was true even back in 1939:
“The germ of destruction of our nation is in the power of the judiciary, an irresponsible body – working like gravity by night and by day – gaining a little today and a little tomorrow, and advancing its noiseless step like a thief over the field of jurisdiction, until all shall render powerless the check of one branch over the other and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated.” Thomas Jefferson
Day after day men and women are marched into BAR courts by ‘law enforcement’ employees to receive fines or penalties (jail time) for breaking rules that they didn’t even know existed. And yet most lawyers refuse to acknowledge that our current legal system has absolutely nothing to do with justice.
Almost seventy years after Fred Rodell’s book came out another good man – also a law professor – released his book, Fruit from a Poisonous Tree, exposing the fraud within our legal system. Author attorney Melvin Stamper has done our country a great service, like Rodell, by explaining in every day language the secretive workings of our now completely commercial legal system called the Uniform Commercial Code.
These two human heroes have demonstrated to everyone – who takes the time to read their work – that it is up to all of us to educate ourselves on The Law and stop relying on lawyers to bring us justice. The harsh reality is that lawyers are unwittingly trained to inflict injustice on the 99% for the benefit of the 1% wealthiest and most powerful psychopaths on the planet.
It would be helpful if everyone started their education of The Law, as it is currently being inflicted on us, by reading Uniform Commercial Code Article 1 – General Provisions and learn what is really going on when you sign a contract or agreement.
Here is Fred Rodell’s book, Woe Unto You Lawyers:
Woe Unto You Lawyers by Fred Rodell, Professor of Law, Yale University
There are many good men and women who have become attorneys. They sincerely believe they work to help humankind, not to hurt them and in some cases they are able to bring relief to the people who hire them. This condemnation of lawyers is not meant to belittle these good men and women, but shed some light on the secretive world they participate in and the harm The Law is causing millions of innocents.
 The Supreme Court case Jacobson vs the Commonwealth of Massachusetts determined in 1909 that it was Constitutional for the State to force men (or women) to take a vaccination under the State’s “police power”. This case was just cited in a motion by the US District Court Judge in California in August 2016. But, as Rodell pointed out, there is no mention of “police power” in the Constitution.
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