by Cherie Zaslawsky, ©2021
(Feb. 15, 2021) — Americans have long since felt that “something is wrong” in our country. You may remember the iconic movie Network wherein a mysterious figure explains that corporations own the world and control America, and the famous scene in which charismatic news anchor Howard Beale stops reading his script and urges the public to follow his lead, open their windows and holler: “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!” And that was back in the 70’s, when life was ideal compared to our present Covidian dystopia.
Well, the public finally did manage a collective scream, and did so on November 8th, 2016, through the astonishing upset election that brought Donald Trump to the White House. And ever since, we’ve witnessed the unhinged and malevolent response of the entrenched political class—and I do mean “class” in the singular, referring to both Democrats and Republicans, members of our systemically corrupt and arrogant Uniparty.
The Infamous Joint Session of Congress
But even I, skeptic that I am, was not prepared for the debacle we witnessed on January 6th, 2021—a day that shall live on in infamy—and I do not refer to the Leftist-staged Antifa-in-Trump-hats melee the Fake News called “storming” of the Capitol, while conveniently failing to mention that colluding D.C. police officers had lifted the barricades, opened the doors and waved the “protesters” in.
No, I’m referring to the historic Joint Session of Congress wherein our Vice President, along with the entire component of Democrats in both the House and Senate, and a staggering number of feckless and traitorous Republicans, revealed themselves to the nation as treasonous, cowardly scoundrels, hell-bent on destroying our Republic and the rule of law, by refusing to challenge obviously unconstitutional, fraudulent Electoral College results from a number of battleground states.
There was, in fact, a battle—the battle for our Republic—and those key swing states, through their corrupt governors, secretaries of state, and/or state attorneys general, stole the election for Kamala Harris. I mean Beijing Biden. OK, I had it right the first time.
VP Mike Pence’s Outrageous Betrayal of POTUS and the Republic
Following the Left’s dictum to never let a false flag “crisis” go to waste, in the nick of time our esteemed representatives seemingly captured the moral high-ground by lambasting those “rioting insurrectionists,” i.e. Trump supporters, and Trump himself, as “threats” to “our democracy,” giving themselves new cover for ratifying the spurious election results.
In the days leading up to January 6th, the Internet heated up with claims that POTUS had the perfect way to reclaim his landslide victory, by playing the “Pence card.” Unfortunately, the card he played turned out to be the Joker after all. For though Mike Pence had received excellent, sound advice from Constitutional attorney Brian C. Remy, among others, explaining he had both the Constitutional right and the duty to discard the disputed certificates from the battleground states where the governor or secretary of state changed election laws—which must only be done by the state legislatures—Pence shrugged off his responsibility. And on the fateful day, shamefully, he denied the legitimate objections to certification brought by several states, and instead chose to let the Dems and RINOs in Congress do the dirty deed themselves, by voting to validate Biden’s sham win. This was surely one of the most disgraceful, craven and duplicitous acts in our nation’s history, effectively rubber-stamping the theft of the 2020 election, and of our very Republic. Pence will go down in history, if and when the true story is told, as a Judas—a traitor of the vilest sort.
The Betrayal of Our Senators
But the betrayal wasn’t limited to Pence. How about this mind-boggling revelation: out of a total of 50 Republican Senators only some half a dozen had the guts and the integrity to stand up for fair play in the election! Only Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley, Cindy Hyde-Smith, Cynthia Lummis, John Kennedy, Roger Marshall, Rick Scott, and Tommy Tuberville voiced their opposition to the suspicious vote results in Arizona and/or Pennsylvania, by voting to grant these states the right to conduct forensic analyses to determine whether fraudulent votes had been cast and whether these were enough to overturn the election results. Who wouldn’t want to verify the integrity of the most consequential presidential election in our history? Turns out, most of the pampered career politicians in Washington D.C.
What shocked me more than anything else was the fact that a mere 8 senators out of 100 total were willing to stand up for the Republic, the Constitution, and the people they supposedly represent. And of the defectors from the ranks of the Republicans, the bitterest pill for me was that of Senator Rand Paul, long one of my heroes in the Senate. I’ll never forget Rand’s passionate filibuster during the Obama Administration to protest against giving the government the power to use drones to attack American citizens on American soil. That was inspiring to watch – shades of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Alas, how far the mighty have fallen.
Et Tu, Rand?
A message from Senator Paul was delivered to my inbox on January 26th, with the title: “Did you see me on ABC’s Sunday morning show?” Yes, Rand. I saw you. I also saw you on January 6th, when you sold out America to the radical, Socialist Democrats and their globalist pals.
When it mattered most, not only did Rand vote to certify the obviously illegitimate results from these battleground states, but he managed to misrepresent the issue, presumably so he could sound like a strict Constitutionalist while selling out his country to Communist China. How? By pretending that the issue was whether Congress has the authority to change the votes of the Electoral College—i.e. to “overturn an election”— which completely obscured the point. In fact, the election had already been overturned—by cheating! The whole purpose was to restore the people’s choice, by using the legitimate Constitutional remedy for Electoral shenanigans that no less a revered historical personage than Thomas Jefferson had invoked—leading to his winning the presidency in what had been a corrupted election.
The truth is that Rand Paul, like nearly all members of the “People’s House,” is first and foremost a politician. He must have noticed which way the wind was blowing, and didn’t want to end up on the losing side, facing possible censure, as Cruz and Hawley now face, for having taken their principled, Constitutional stand. Easier to invoke the Constitution in order to hide behind its folds, while protecting oneself instead of protecting the Republic.
Congressional Heroes and Villains
Thankfully, we did get to see a number of Congressmen stand up to save the Republic, among them, stalwart patriots Louie Gohmert, Jim Jordan, Mo Brooks and Devin Nunes. These men, along with some 120 more brave and honorable souls, deserve our thanks and gratitude.
However, there were at least 300 of our Representatives who voted to preserve the stolen election—i.e. to sabotage the will of We the People. We certainly got to see the goats separating themselves out from the sheep, to use that prescient Biblical metaphor.
And speaking of goats: there’s one traitor worthy of special mention: Rep. Greg Pence of Indiana, who also voted to certify the stolen election. Why him? Because he happens to be the brother of the central villain of the piece, Vice President Mike Pence. Two peas in a Judas pod. I meant that as a figure of speech, but since learned that there’s an actual Judas tree which has large pods, and there’s a story that Judas Iscariot hanged himself from a tree of this species – which reminds me that in the first book of The Divine Comedy, Inferno, renowned Italian poet Dante reserved the deepest pit in hell for betrayers. But I digress….
The Civics Lesson on the House Floor
I’d be remiss if I failed to mention the eye-popping remarks of a member of the House who distinguished himself as an ignoramus. Here’s Representative Brendan Boyle’s speech before the Joint Session:
“I must concede, Madam Speaker, I have been naïve about one subject. I always just assumed our democracy would naturally endure. I never even questioned it until the last several years.” [Note his requisite dig at Trump.]
“Two centuries ago, one of our Founding Fathers, cautioned against this. John Adams wrote, ‘Remember democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.’ I now realize the wisdom of his words. Never again, will I take for granted our democracy. It must be defended by every generation.”
Perhaps we should have a compulsory proctored civics exam for anyone running for Congress, as many members in the People’s House don’t seem to have even a rudimentary understanding of our form of government or how it is supposed to work under the Constitution. In truth, I’ve never heard a more benighted statement from any member of Congress—in spite of the fact that there’s ample competition.
Poor Congressman Boyle evidently has no idea that John Adams, like virtually all our Founders, was adamantly opposed to creating a democracy, and said as much in that quote for the excellent reasons he cited. In fact, none of the Founders wanted to saddle posterity with a democracy, which they variously called “mob rule” or “tyranny of the majority.” Here’s what James Madison has to say about them: “…democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.”
This is why our Founders bequeathed to us not a democracy, Mr. Boyle, but a Republic: i.e. the rule of law, including protection for the minority, which democracies famously lack. Yes, we have democratic principles, but America is most emphatically not a democracy. Congressman Boyle, you are an embarrassment to your constituents, as well as to our Republic. Do your homework, sir.
My Verdict on the January 6th Joint Session of Congress
In view of all the above, I have this message for the former President of the Senate, and assorted certifying Congressmen and Congresswomen, if I’m permitted to address you as such under the new gender-free Biden totalitarian regime: A plague on both your Houses!
All power is inherent in the people
We are the Oregon Statewide Jural Assembly and many of us are with peoplesrights.org. We meet on Skype most Mondays at 7:00PM. You will be notified. Our function is to return Oregon to a Constitutional Republican form of government thru a grand jury process. Following is a five-minute read. Then there are some attachments. We are seeking grand jury/trial jury members to take these ogres to trial.
Briefly: We are in a benevolent, predatory, form of martial law from DC/United States* incorporated governance in some form since 1861. It’s Name is the Lieber Code from Lincoln’s Executive Or- der 100 in color of law. We had a Constitutional Republican form of government from 1819 to 1860 or 1861. From 1776 to 1819 it was changing from an overthrown Monarchy. Most of the “people from 1776 to 1819 the people at large” were not convinced for a long time. There really is an active conspiracy, the industrial/milit- ary/judicial/legislative/executive/banker/ BAR/royalist/communist/Muslim/Georgia Guidestone complex.
This does not involve the true Constitutional Republican form of government on each of the several states. As long as there are still “people”- that is the body, mind, spirit as juxtaposed to “person,” the ALL-CAP NAME corporate fiction – all power is inherent in the people.
Rather than being subdivisions of the US, INC., each state is an autonomous Nation, each with its own Constitution! All power is inherent in the people. The number of people is not specified and a majority is not required as we are not a Democracy. The several states of the Union are the creator party to “The United States of America’s Constitution.” The “people at large” are beneficiaries. The “people at large” are the creator party to their state’s Constitutions.
The STATE OF OREGON’s incorporated governance is color of law. Operated by the Salem oligarchy, aka Kate Brown et al, which is a subdivision of the DC/United States* as originally incorporated during Lincoln’s era. I think each STATE OF THE OTHER 49 is about the same. A little more carrot or a little more stick.
To remove the Lieber Code/martial law the method is clear and written down by the de facto. The Lieber code of Lincoln’s EO 100 is nullified by a civilian court on the land. So says SCOTUS Ex parte Milligan. There was no — none, zero! — Civilian courts on the land of Oregon. Until ours. I was told there is one on Texas, one on Philadelphia and one on Georgia. I have been unable to prove this. I do know there is no Article III court that will claim original jurisdiction. They have acquiesced to “we, the people, must do it ourselves.”
The Army Heritage Center 717-245-3972/3949 verified the Lieber Code was updated and still in effect in 2015. No known changes since then. The Judge Advocate General attorney, acronym JAG, knew exactly what I was talking about.
A method of returning Oregon to a Constitutional Republican form of government was/is: We assembled our 1st amendment Oregon Statewide Jural Assembly 3 years ago. We notified the DOJ, USMS, FBI, 36 Sheriffs, 30 Senators, A.G, governor, Secretary of State lawfully and none rebutted our claim. They all acquiesced and defaulted.
We formed Article 1, Section 1 of Oregon’s Constitution and in- formed all the same ones. We formed our civilian court of record and informed all the same ones. Through Ex parte Milligan’s authority we nullified Lieber Code/martial law. Not one rebuttal.
We informed the Oregon National Guard/Oregon Organized Militia’s JAG and they are not happy and have talked back and hung up. We are awaiting an appointment with their Commanding General Michael Stencel.
We have formed a 50 member Grand jury pool and trial jury pool of Oregonians — non-US citizens — to bring forth true bills against the evil doers on Oregon. Then we implement Article III, Amendment VII court. This is a template for the other states.
Ex parte Milligan, 71 U.S. (4 Wall.) 2 (1866), was a landmark decision of the US Su- preme Court that ruled the application of military tribunals to citizens when civilian courts are still operating as unconstitutional. In this particular case, the Court was un- willing to give President Abraham Lincoln’s administration the power of military commis- sion jurisdiction, part of the administration’s controversial plan to deal with Union dis- senters during the American Civil War. Justice David Davis, who delivered the majority opinion, stated that “martial rule can never exist when the courts are open” and confined martial law to areas of “military operations, where war really prevails”, and when it was a necessity to provide a substitute for a civil authority that had been overthrown. Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase and three associate justices filed a separate opinion concur- ring with the majority in the judgment, but asserted that Congress had the power to au- thorize a military commission, although it had not done so in Milligan’s case.
The landmark case stemmed from a trial by a military commission of Lambdin P. Mil- ligan (for whom the case is named), Stephen Horsey, William A. Bowles, and Andrew Humphreys that convened at Indianapolis on October 21, 1864. The charges against the men included, among others, conspiracy against the U.S. government, offering aid and comfort to the Confederates, and inciting rebellion. On December 10, 1864, Mil- ligan, Bowles, and Horsey were found guilty on all charges and sentenced to hang. Humphreys was found guilty and sentenced to hard labor for the remainder of the war. (The sentence for Humphreys was later modified, allowing his release; President An- drew Johnson commuted the sentences for Milligan, Bowles, and Horsey to life impris- onment.) On May 10, 1865, Milligan’s legal counsel filed a petition in the Circuit Court of the United States for the District of Indiana at Indianapolis for a writ of habeas corpus, which called for a justification of Milligan’s arrest. A similar petition was filed on behalf of Bowles and Horsey. The two judges who reviewed Milligan’s petition disagreed about the issue of whether the U.S. Constitution prohibited civilians from being tried by a milit- ary commission and passed the case to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case was argued before the Court on March 5 and March 13, 1866; its decision was handed down on April 3, 1866.
Prepared by Francis Lieber, promulgated as General Orders No. 100 by President Lin- coln, 24 April 1863. Instructions for the Government of Armies of the United States in the Field, prepared by Francis Lieber, LL.D., Originally Issued as General Or- ders No. 100, Adjutant General’s Office, 1863, Washington 1898: Government Printing Office.
Article I Section 1 of Oregon’s Constitution Natural rights inherent in people. We declare that all men, when they form a social compact are equal in right: that all power is inher- ent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their peace, safety, and happiness; and they have at all times a right to alter, reform, or abolish the government in such manner as they may think proper. —
*See https://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/79.0307 (8) The United States is located in the District of Columbia.
The best articleI have ever read. You are not only a good writer but a really good analyst. Thank you for writing this. If you have any ideas on how we can change what just happened I want to be involved. Phil.