“YOU’RE EITHER FOR THE PEOPLE OR AGAINST THE PEOPLE”
by Sharon Rondeau
On Tuesday morning, The Post & Email spoke with NLA organizer John Darash, who explained that the document “went to every single federal judge in America and every single federal magistrate in America.”
“We filed it with every district in America,” Darash said, meaning every “judicial district” such as the Tenth Judicial District in Tennessee, which he mentioned specifically. U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia was also sent a copy.
Of the 11-page document, Darash said, “It’s as good as an affidavit from the People themselves.” He explained that the NLA is the administrative body formed with the purpose of “trying to bring the country under the control of the People.” “We are not the common-law grand jury,” he explained.
The document asks each judge to sign the two-page Writ of Mandamus at the end of the document which orders all court clerks, judges, sheriffs and U.S. marshals to obey the U.S. Constitution, specifically, Article VI, Clause 2, which states:
Darash explained that the National Liberty Alliance does not consist of “jurors.” Rather, jurors exist only when they are needed to hear a trial. He said that at present, court employees are involved in the formation and administration of grand juries and trial juries. “The judge gets involved with that, and also the prosecutor. That’s where the problem is, because they are judge, jury and prosecutor,” he said.
“We are empowered by ourselves, ultimately, but we use, for instance, U.S. v. Williams. We the People have come together and made a decision. The government needs to be brought back under control. We’re building administrations, so we need to take those jobs back from these people. The fox cannot control the hen house; they cannot be part of this process anymore. They have to be totally removed; we have to be totally independent.
“So the People will not be government workers. We will be funded by the People. The government will fund that money, so we will put it into our own accounts and be accountable to the comptroller. The comptroller has the job to make sure that money is spent appropriately, wisely and not wasted. Of course, they don’t do their job very well. But we will answer to the comptroller once we start to get our budget, which will probably be a couple of million dollars in each county. They’re spending far more than that now.
“Those administrators become the investigative body for the grand jury. Their purpose is to have a presence in the court for the purpose of answering people’s complaints. Right now, there’s no one to answer the people’s complaints; nobody can see the grand jury; nobody can talk to them; you can’t get a message or anything to them. That is again, a sign that they’re hiding things from the people, because they’re criminals. We will have a very public view; the people will be able to find us. We will have our numbers posted, and people will be able to call and give complaints. We will act upon those complaints and investigate them. Most of the complaints, I’m sure, will be handled with a phone call and telling them to obey the law; otherwise, we’ll consider bringing them up for an indictment before the grand jury.
“So we will become the investigative body. We will have the opportunity to go into offices and literally look and investigate. After all, we’re the People coming into our own office to see what’s going on. We’ll look in their computers, their drawers, their files cabinets. We can question them individually, whatever has to be done.
“That is one part of the job. The other part is that when a grand jury or trial jury is required, we would call them. They would be drawn out of a pool. We would anticipate asking them a couple of questions. Obviously, they can’t be a Bar member; obviously, they can’t be working for the government. They couldn’t be a relative of the accused or know the accused personally. Those would be three questions we would ask. I’m not sure how many more questions we would ask. We might ask them if they are presently on parole; that would disqualify them. With someone who is on parole is still sort-of incarcerated. Once they’re off parole, we welcome them to come back into society and sit on a jury and become a member of the public again. The People are protected as a group by the vow that we take, which states that they take a vow to God that they will act with honor, justice and mercy, and the two maxims are that for every crime, there must be an injured party, and for every injured party, there is a remedy.
“As simple as that might be, if you sit down and contemplate it carefully, you’ll discover that it helps to protect the grand jury as a whole because if someone acts outside of that criteria, it’s easy to see, and they could be corrected, and if they refuse to be corrected, then the group can remove that person, whether they’re trial jury or grand jury members.
“Grand juries start with 25 people, but they can dwindle down to 12. A trial jury starts with 14, 12 plus two “spare wheels,” so to speak. Our job is also to bring cases to the grand jury from the People. Anybody can bring a case to the grand jury: people who are doing an investigation, whatever it is, and they bring it to us. We do have to realize that psychologically, people have different problems. But people who are coming in with serious things, and they’ve done some research, we would assist in getting them access to places where they couldn’t before. If they want to talk to a particular government agency, we’d make the call on their behalf and identify them as people who are an investigative body for the grand jury, and they have some questions, and they’ll be there at 9:00 on Monday, and make sure they get all access. And of course, if they refuse them access, we would immediately come down on them very hard.
“Anybody can become an investigative body. Anybody can do it; people can just rise up and do it, because that’s what their job is. We need to be watching the government. They get the opportunity to lay out their case to the grand jury, and the grand jury would decide what needs to be done. That’s the process. During the process of the grand jury, when they’re working out the real business of the grand jury, the administrators would be available at their call to give them whatever information they would need to proceed.
“Unfortunately today, the prosecutor is with them 24/7, pulling them in one direction or another.
“The same thing with the trial jury. We would be available to them, but nobody interferes with them. If the judge ever says anything that he is going to interpret the law, then we would indict that judge. If a prosecutor tried to push a jury in a different way outside of what he produces in the court, we would prosecute immediately. That’s really bringing it back to the people; that’s really what the whole thing is about.
“So We the People in National Liberty alliance are organizing. Some of us intend on becoming administrators; some of us do not. Some of us are supporting more than other people; some understand more than other people, whatever that is. But collectively, all of us, for whatever purposes are necessary, in order to get into the court, then we meet as a grand jury. We will continue meeting for as long as that takes.
“Sometimes you will get a grand jury that will meet on a particular case and they may have to come back three or four times over the course of a year instead of getting it done in two or three days. We always call the sitting people, if possible, of course, to make these decisions. With a grand jury, you would have to. With us, again, collectively, we are working to do the best we can because we are in critical times.
“Once we’re in authority, then the administrators across the board would be part of a unified state common law grand jury if they’re working in a state. If they’re working at a national event, it would be the unified United States Common Law Grand jury. So we’ve established those principles already, which would really come together on those things. Right now, we’re doing this nationally.”
The Post & Email asked Darash the time frame for judges and magistrates to sign the Writ of Mandamus, to which he responded, “seven days from the date, so that brings them to the weekend and Monday. We’ll give them Tuesday, Wednesday. I’m sure we will receive some mail, which means that they’re signing the papers. I think by the following Monday, whoever doesn’t respond has indicted himself. We’ll have to think about how we’re going to approach that.
“We made it clear that you’re either for the people or against the people. ‘You have a duty to speak; you have a duty to act. We now know that there’s subversion – I think we laid that out pretty clearly – against the United States to destroy the American way, and you are the door-keepers of that subversion. Either you can shut that door and prevent us from coming in or you can open it up the doors of Troy. What are you going to do?’ So their silence means they’re with the subverters. The people will decide in a court of law – the jury, the People – will decide their fate.”
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.