IS HE A GATEKEEPER OR PROTECTOR OF THE CONSTITUTION?
by Sharon Rondeau
(Oct. 8, 2012) — On October 4, 2012, Michael D. Jackson of Tazewell County, IL has submitted a criminal complaint for treason and fraud against “Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama” to his local grand jury through the state’s attorney’s office.
The message which appears on the home page of Stewart Umholtz, State’s Attorney of Tazewell County, reads:
The first responsibility of government is to protect its citizens. In my position as the county’s chief law enforcement official, I am committed to securing justice for the community.
Each day, the Office of State’s Attorney, working together with law enforcement, makes a difference in the lives of the people of Tazewell County. Through dedicated professionals, fair-minded prosecution, and community-wide leadership, we are working to preserve safety and justice in our community.
I am continuing to direct the resources of my office to promoting the safety and welfare of our community and securing a successful environment for our children. I encourage you to get involved in our community and feel free to send me your thoughts and comments.
This office is dedicated to protecting you and your family.
Stewart J. Umholtz
The state’s attorney reports that in regard to his office’s responsibilities, “The criminal prosecution function is accomplished by the State’s Attorney and Assistant State’s Attorneys. The State’s Attorney, Chief Assistant and Felony Assistants perform most of the work in Felony Court.”
In his complaint, Jackson accused Obama of treason, identity fraud and of conducting “an Act of War against the United States and its government by his continual and forcible resistance to the United States Constitution intent upon and successful in setting up a rival unconstitutional government.”
Jackson has sent numerous letters to members of Congress, Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, and his county sheriff about his concerns about Obama’s constitutional eligibility and resulting crimes. He filed a ballot objection during the primary season and a second objection as permitted by state statute for the general election. The first objection was heard in less than ten minutes, during which Jackson was not allowed to speak. The general election objection was dismissed as having been “overruled” in a similar fashion.
Upon taking the complaint and 16 letters, one for each grand jury member, to the state’s attorney’s office, Jackson reported that “they were being very difficult. The lady who signed, stamped and notarized a document when I was in a month earlier was very reluctant to even do that. She wouldn’t even make a copy for me even after she finally conceded that she would stamp it ‘Received.’ She would only put her initials on it. She said I had to go to another office in the courthouse to get copies. There they told me they couldn’t help me; they told me I had to go down to the criminal division, where they said they would charge me $2.50 for two copies. Instead, I went across the street to the post office to get the copies made.”
The Post & Email asked if that were standard procedure, to which Jackson responded, “The previous time I was in, it was for the DNC election fraud complaint, and this one is still a complaint of a crime being committed, but I was treated a lot differently this time. When you go to the third office, and they’re willing to make copies of it…all I wanted was to copy the stamped “received” page, and they weren’t willing to do it. The sheriff’s office wouldn’t do it, either; I had to send it through the mail because it’s not their policy. But when I was in the sheriff’s office previously this year, they signed on a Post-it note that I had dropped off a package to them. It was sealed, but it was evidence of crimes committed by Mr. Obama. So now I’ve mailed it by certified mail.”
The Post & Email: What is your ultimate goal?
Mr. Jackson: To have a convening of the county grand jury about the matter. Stu Umholtz, the state’s attorney, has spoken with me before and I tried to call him more than once, is not returning my phone calls or letters. I had asked how many grand jury members there were, including alternates, and what specific date and time when they convene. I know it’s every other Thursday; that’s all I know, and a new grand jury convenes every three months. He told me that the previous grand jury received my previous complaint but they didn’t do anything about it, and he suggested that I send in another one. So that’s what I did. It took me a while to get it together, but I finally went through with it on Thursday.
Last month my complaint was notarized willingly, but this time it was like pulling teeth just to get it stamped “Received.” I think they did not want me to have a record of it. They were very, very unfriendly, and not professional or helpful.
The Post & Email: Do you think they knew what you were filing?
Mr. Jackson: Yes, I think they’re aware of who I am and I was in there not even a month before. I thought that because it was day after the presidential debate, that might have affected them.
The Post & Email: Do you have any indication if they will give your complaint to the grand jury this time?
Mr. Jackson: I don’t know. If they did convene on Thursday, whether or not they would have gotten it in their hands, I don’t know. I’m sure that the state’s attorney has it in his hands. They convene every other Thursday, although I don’t know the time. I would have liked to have known what time they were there so I could have given it to them personally, but they’re not being cooperative. They don’t want me to bring evidence in.
I have gone as far as the statute states: I sent letters to every circuit court judge, and the chief justice received a criminal complaint to convene a grand jury. So they have all been notified.
The Post & Email: Why did you go to the grand jury again?
Mr. Jackson: It’s the right thing to do. It’s about the liberty of this country and freedom of speech and to worship the true and the living God, the Lord Jesus Christ. That’s what it’s come down to. I’ve seen other patriots, people who have served our country who have tried and been turned away. That has caused me to want to stand up for the truth even more so. Whether it’s Walt [Fitzpatrick] or Darren [Huff] or Brandon Raub, this is what it comes down to. In the complaint, I mentioned the Fifth and Tenth Amendments, and Mr. Romney mentioned the Tenth Amendment in the debate. All you have to do is look at the Constitution and read what it says and stop trying to make it harder than it really is. It’s the second-most important document to the Word of God.
The Post & Email: Do you have every reason to believe that your county grand jury is functioning as it should be by statute?
Mr. Jackson: I couldn’t say one way or another.
The Post & Email: Do you know anyone else in your county who has brought a criminal complaint about anything and has had it acted upon?
Mr. Jackson: Not personally. My mom was part of a grand jury but in a different county.
The Post & Email: Do you know if the prosecutor controls the information that makes its way to the grand jury?
Michael Jackson: I don’t know. He suggested submitting another complaint, so that’s what I did. Time will tell how he responds. There may be some other avenues that I could pursue.
Jackson sent a copy of his criminal complaint to Atty. Larry Klayman, who recently announced that he would be presenting evidence to a citizens’ grand jury at the end of this month regarding Obama. Jackson said that he used the book The Hidden Fourth Branch by Kelly Mordecai. In April Klayman had described the citizens’ grand jury as “our only recourse to hold the president and his accomplices truly accountable for their actions.” Klayman had filed a ballot challenge to Obama’s name appearing on the ballot in Florida before the DNC officially nominated Obama which was dismissed without prejudice. An appeal was filed following the September 6 nomination of Obama of Obama by the DNC which included affidavits from Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Cold Case Posse Investigator Michael Zullo attesting to their conclusions that Obama’s long-form birth certificate is a forgery.
Klayman had worked as an attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice and is founder of Judicial Watch, now operated by Tom Fitton. On August 29, 2012, Klayman wrote a letter to DNC lawyer Robert Bauer, formerly Obama’s White House Counsel, warning against the DNC’s certification of Obama because of demonstrated irregularities with both the Hawaii Department of Health in verifying Obama’s vital records and with the image presented to the public on April 27, 2011.
Klayman has provided information on convening grand juries here. Last month, Klayman filed a lawsuit against Facebook co-founder Michael Zuckerberg for allowing anti-Israeli statements to remain posted which Klayman alleges resulted in deaths to Israelis “and fellow Jews around the world.”
A citizens’ grand jury convened in Georgia early in 2009 led by Carl Swensson and guided by Atty. Orly Taitz to examine evidence against Obama.
Sharon Rondeau has operated The Post & Email since April 2010, focusing on the Obama birth certificate investigation and other government corruption news. She has reported prolifically on constitutional violations within Tennessee’s prison and judicial systems.