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The proper role of law enforcement by Richard Mack.

What you should know before serving as a juror.

Here is a good explanation of the differences between a peace officer and law enforcement officer.

An open letter to Barack Obama, admonishing him for ascending the throne to rule over us all as subjects, chattel, and the new Amerikan Niggers; and for failing or refusing to acknowledge the common rights of all men for the purposes of exploiting ignorance and perpetuating collectivist tyranny.

From the decrees of the constitution there can be no appeal, for it emanates from the highest source of power, the sovereign people. Phoeve. V. Jay
1 Ill. 268

The government used to recognize that the People were the true source of authority.....what happened?  It's time to refresh their memory.

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Law and Government

A discussion on the Common Law as it applies to Illinois

Synopsis

Here is a Power Point presentation I used when I spoke at the Illinois Libertarian Party Convention in 2006. My speech focused on the Common Law, and how it is still operative in Illinois. Officials often portray individuals who invoke the Common Law as being fringe, patriot or militia radicals; and there is much confusion and misunderstanding of what the Common Law is. The Common Law embodies long-held judicial decisions dating back hundreds of years. It stands in distinction to statutory law, which is man-made law and often mala prohibita in nature. The application of statutes in relation to the Common Law is to modify, amend, or address shortcomings in the Common Law to address the application of the Common Law to modern-day issues where the Common Law had not previously been applied..... Read More on the Common Law as it applies to Illinois


Understanding Municipal Law

Synopsis

    A “municipal corporation” has been defined as a public corporation created by government for political purposes and having subordinate and local powers of legislation. People ex rel. Mortell v. Bergman, 253 Ill. 469, 97 N.E. 695 (1912); BLACK’S LAW DICTIONARY, p. 1042 (8th ed. 2004). As they exist today, these public corporations can be compared with private corporations. Just as private corporations have a charter under which they are organized, so, too, municipalities have a “charter” in the sense that they are organized under the general law as it exists in the Illinois Municipal Code (Code), 65 ILCS 5/1-1-1, et seq. Just as shareholders control the operations of a private corporation by ratifying a charter and electing a board of directors, the citizens comprising the electorate control the workings of the public corporation by opting to form either a city or a village under one of the forms provided in the Code and by electing officials (city council or village board), who in turn carry on the business (government) and affairs of the city or village by passing and adopting ordinances (akin to bylaws passed by the board of directors of a private corporation)...... Read More on understanding Municipal Law

 


Understanding “Peace Officer” vs. “Law Enforcement Officer”

Synopsis

Not long ago all law enforcement officers were referred to as “Peace Officers,” but a transition has slowly set in, in which now all peace officers have become known as “Law Enforcement Officers.” Is this just semantics in title, or is there really a difference? That is the subject of this addition to my “Understanding” series “by Ron Branson” on various items of public service..... Read More on the difference between a Peace Officer and a Law Enforcement Officer

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An analysis of the so-called law (625 ILCS 5/12-212)(c) which is claimed to prohibit under-body neon lights in Illinois

Synopsis

This is an example of what many cops target as a motor vehicle violation. Of course, I can only speak to Illinois law since that is the only State I've researched, but I'm fairly confident that other States with similar laws on their books rely upon equally misapplied reasoning as the State of Illinois...... Read More on the Illinois Under Body Neon Light Law

 

Your Right of Defense Against Unlawful Arrest

Synopsis

These are not my words. These are the words uttered by the courts within the United States and other States. I am not advocating violence or promoting the unjust taking of life. As a matter of fact, I am morally opposed to any taking of life. However, in the realm of our humanity and circumstances we cannot control, any individual has to allow for some possibility of death to others, whether intentional or unintentional, when defending themselves from what they perceive to be imminent harm or death to themselves.

That said, government, being the incarnation of force, has recognized at the judicial level the right of people to defend themselves when that force is exercised unjustly. How can any of this be avoided? In my opinion, by abolishing government and creating better ways for society to function. That option notwithstanding, by government mitigating the potential harm it causes by limiting its actions to those involving violent actions of others as opposed to regulatory edicts imposed upon an otherwise peaceful populace...... Read More on your right to self-defense

 

Collinsville attempts to pass an Occupancy Ordinance.

Synopsis

The City of Collinsville, Illinois attempts to pass an "Occupancy Ordinance", thereby circumventing the Constitution and claiming dominion over the last refuge of individual sovereignty, one's domicile. Oh, the arrogance of self aggrandizing oligarchs. Click this link to read the proposed legislation. Read on my interpretation of the proposed ordinance.