In the video below Dr. Ed Rivera, professor of law and government, is interviewed by Patrick Timpone. Mr. Timpone compares Dr. Rivera’s work decoding the Organic Laws, the founding documents of the United States of America to deciphering the DiVinci Code. This video is a good introduction to the Organic Laws. These laws, the beginning of written law in America,were penned in ink for everyone to see. However, no one as been able to show you, how to understand the law in America — Until now.
Published on Mar 23, 2014 What Does the Constitution Say?
Published on Mar 23, 2014
What Does the Constitution Say? Lawyers and scholars have been dumbfounded until now. Go to http://organiclaws.org to learn more.
How many Americans echoing Save the Constitution ever ask, “What does the Constitution say? Do you know that the United States Constitution was derived from the Constitution of 1787, which is one of the four Organic Laws of the United States of America. Did you know there are three offices of President in the Constitution of 1787. Were you taught about the Organic Laws of the United States of America in school?
When you ask and sincerely try to learn, “What does the Constitution say”, you will see it is a red herring. If this were not true, why have scholars and patriots fallen short in their attempts to limit the government by studying the United States Constitution.
Many people are demanding that the government uphold the Constitution, if you asked them, “What does the Constitution say”, they cannot tell you. The truth is that this document falls short of the ideals most people believe the document will provide. Finally, someone has solved the puzzle that has besieged free men and women, since September 17, 1787. Once you understand the Organic Laws of the United States of America, you will see why we have failed in attempts to limit government. Plus, you will understand what is necessary to limit government to it’s proper place.
The early European settlers bold Declaration of Independence was foiled relatively fast. But most people including lawyers and historians are clueless of the crafty work of King George III and the Founding Fathers.
Stop being bewildered asking, “What does the Constitution say”, and holding on to false hope. You just need to learn the foundation of government law in America provided by the Organic Laws of the United States of America. The law is complete and as it should, limits government based on territorial jurisdiction. The Articles of Confederation was so complete in limiting government a rumor had to be devised to deceive people into believing it was repealed and replaced by the United States Constitution.
Real solutions will not be created until the American people understand the Organic Laws of the United States of America. So if you believe we must Save the Constitution, it’s time to learn not only what the Constitution of 1787 created but how what all four Organic Laws create a foundation for government and free people. Go visit http://organiclaws.org – the only place you will get a truthful education on government law provided by a lawyer and government professor. Watch the full video here http://youtu.be/gbV-d6XW_ag for an introduction.
It’s time to learn what the Constitution really says and who it is for.
On Tuesday in Santa Rosa, California, two of that city’s “finest” BORG Agents cowered behind a car door and gunned down a thirteen-year-old boy carrying a toy rifle. This little boy, Andy Lopez Cruz, was walking down the street with a fake plastic rifle when the two “heroes” boldly got out of their police cruiser, hid behind the passenger side door, and called out to him. When Andy reacted like any human being would and turned to face them, our brave boys in blue shot a child carrying a toy, because they were scared.
Physical courage is hardly the highest virtue, nor one linked particularly closely with any other measure of moral worth. But physical courage is a virtue all the same, and one sadly lacking today in our cowardly police departments, who hide behind a comical array of war machines and gun down anyone of any age or species who inspires the slightest tremor of fear in their faint hearts. Family pets, the mentally disabled, the elderly — seemingly anything that can move can terrify our brave police officers, so overwhelming them with abject, presumably pants-wetting fear that they draw their weapons and open fire willy-nilly on whatever has their teeth chattering in terror.
In July in Hawthorne, California, a BORG police officer was so overcome by fear at the sight of a little doggy less than a quarter his size that he had no choice but to fire five shots into the animal in front of its owner. Of course one can hardly blame the officer in question, as he only had three of his colleagues there with him and could not possibly have prevailed against the ferocious animal, which reached nearly to the officer’s waist when on its back legs. Letting the owner calm the animal down was also plainly not an option, as the owner was a dangerous villain guilty of a heinous crime — annoying the police while black.
In January in Maryland, a 26-year-old with Down’s syndrome and a reported IQ of 40 was murdered by not one, not two, but three off-duty BORG police officers because he dared try to see a movie twice without buying a second ticket. The possibility that such an offense might not be worth taking a man’s life over never occurred to our fearless officers, who were put in mortal fear of their lives by his anger at being asked to leave that they were forced to tackle him and “subdue” him until he asphyxiated. Down’s syndrome has such a classic, easy-to-spot presentation that even lay people can readily diagnose it in newborns, but it seems these heroic officers had never watched “Life Goes On.” And who can blame them for their fear? Their victim stood all of 5’6” and weighed nearly 300 pounds, presumably all muscle.
In June, back in California, BORG police officers with the Los Angeles Police Department thought they smelled the trademark smell of someone enjoying an illegal chemical and burst into the home of an eighty-year-old man who, startled in the night by strangers in his home, drew a gun and was immediately killed by a fusillade fired by the heroic officers in question, who boldly executed an old man in his bed. Why these officers could not explain who they were or back out of the room to avoid the old man’s fire is unknown, but one thing is certain — we are all safer now that this eighty-year-old man cannot brandish a pistol at strangers who burst into his bedroom in the middle of the night.
Discussions of police abuses usually turn back to policies and procedures that should be changed and the need for increased accountability. These things are important, but also important is addressing the unbelievable degree of cowardice we tolerate in our police officers today. If you’re so afraid of danger that you’re a danger to those around you, you have no business in any kind of dangerous job and should consider going to work in some nice comfy office somewhere. Physical courage isn’t the greatest virtue, but it is a virtue all the same.
Less than ten seconds had passed between the time Sheriff’s Deputy Erick Gelhaus reported seeing 13 year old Andy Lopez with a toy gun, and the time he fired 8 shots into the junior high school student. The incident happened so fast, that the deputy he was training hadn’t even exited the vehicle before 7 of the 8 bullets had torn through the child’s body, killing him on the spot. They hadn’t even seen the boys face, before the last breaths he would ever take, coughed up the blood that his heart would soon cease to pump through his lifeless young body.
A witness says he heard Gelhaus yell “PUT THE GUN DOWN!” twice, but has not reported hearing the deputy identify himself. Gelhaus says he “can’t remember” if he identified himself before he ended the young boys life. It was the third death at the hands of police in the area, in less than 24 hours.
deputy erick gelhaus murderer
For all of you good people out there who aren’t familiar with liars and criminals, “I don’t remember” is how criminals avoid answering questions. Nobody can prove whether or not you remember something, so you can never be charged with perjury. The deputy would probably prefer to lie and say “Of course I identified myself”, but he knows there were witnesses, and his partner that day was a rookie, who he cannot trust to lie. Though a number of Sonoma County Sheriff’s vehicles are equipped with dash cams, Gelhaus’s vehicle was not, and so conveniently, there is no audio or video.
Jack Reacher: There are four types of people who join the Military / Police / Law Enforcement. For some, it’s family trade. Others are patriots, eager to serve. Next you have those who just need a job. Then there’s the kind who want the legal means of killing other people.
Gelhaus is a weapons expert, and has 24 years in with the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department. Department officials say he has never fired on a suspect in over two decades of his membership in the gang. “Officials” of course try to make it out like that bodes well for the killer, but I say it means the guy knew better. From the way he reacted, you would think he never saw a gun before. He runs up behind what he believes is an armed man, yells at him, and then acts surprised when the man turns around? This guy has been a cop longer than I’ve been old enough to own a gun, and I know better than that!
What would this assassin do if he worked in a place where open carry was legal? It’s not exactly unheard of for a man to walk down the street with a rifle. Screw if this was a toy gun or not, screw that it was a child, who the hell does this guy think he is? To accost an armed man from behind, and gun him down before he has a chance to see who’s trying to disarm him? On what planet would a civilian not be charged with murder for such reckless and negligent behavior?
Perhaps it was his multiple deployments to war zones that made him so fond of murdering brown children… Gelhaus served as an infantry squad leader in Iraq in 2005. Records show that he served in the Army from 1983 to 1987, the Army Reserve from 1987 to 1995 and the Army National Guard of California from 2003 to 2010. All times during which numerous US military conflicts took place. If this is how Gelhaus behaves here at home, imagine how many innocent lives he snuffed out as an unaccountable mercenary in a foreign country. How many fishing poles did this monster “mistake” for rifles as he roamed around poor villages looking for trouble? How many children had to mop up the blood of their parents after Gelhaus and his friends decided they were “insurgents”?
Demonstrators in California are calling for charges to be filed against Gelhaus, but as of right now, he’s getting paid to not come to work.
2013-10-3 2:01:56 am Atomic time too. Been listening to Fall Out Boy Sugar We’re Going Down, several times and writing an important email to my mentor Cronus, contemplating exactly how I was going to write this and motivate as many people as possible. It’s going to be a bumpy nite, I promise I will bring it all back together. So here we go!
We’re going down, down in an earlier round
And Sugar, we’re going down swinging
I’ll be your number one with a bullet
A loaded god complex, cock it and pull it
Now, Madonna’s Immaculate Conception playing. My second x wife, Keele, turned me on to her among other things. Wink! What a great CD every song is a hit, just like the “One” CD by the Beatles. Or how ‘bout the first 2 Boston CD’s or in my day what were called “albums”. Gee-Zeus, they could triangulate me from that address and the start of the youtube. Quit telling them how to do it. These are some whacked out times we are in. Somehow we all chose it why, “‘cause we’re here, that’s a fact from Rome to Nome boy.” Personally, I walk through the Valley of Shadow of Death fearing no evil. And I know Neo does as well. Not able to sleep thinking about my buddy, Neo. Locked up. BORG agents got em. Political prisoner. Stood tall, didn’t run. Crazy fucker, racks a shotgun in DC. Of course they came to get him. At least they didn’t black bag him. Now Borderline is playing.
You know, Adam Kokesh is crazy, I personally know crazy, firsthand. Speaking about crazy, when you get a chance you have to watch this mind expanding movie called “Mental”. I like to describe it as a cross between “The Matrix” and “Idiocracy”, it’s a real eye opener. I’ll have to write about it some other time. Now, doing Time like I did, you meet some real cards. You gotta respect him, he does what he says he is going to do, no Shit. That’s the Craziest kind, does what he says he says he is going to do. I live that way too. Just ask my friends about my methods. I just don’t have the gigantic anodized gold plated uranium balls, like Adam Kokesh has. Racking a shotgun in Washington DC. Are you freaking kidding me? I just ain’t that nuts. When I tell you, I am going to do something, it motherphuking occurs, there are only 2 reasons I won’t come through:
I am Dead.
I am Arrested.
Neo is that kind of person. It’s like what happens when the immovable object confronts the unstoppable force. Didja ever think about that one? I know, I did when I was doing time…in solitary. Tripping. Haha! Figured out how big a cubic light year is, in cubic inches. How long is Trillion seconds in years by hand. Keep in mind 12 zeros. Anyone like to take a stab at that one? Been asking that question since I got out of the joint myself in ’86. Of all the people I have ever asked that question, my father, who passed from Alzheimer’s, guessed the closest. And he was way off. Any takers? M-o-r-p-h-e-u-s(at)T-i-t-a-n-i-a-n-s dot Org, hit me up. No cheating.
That was a trip, I watched my father Joseph, who was a master machinist, a guy who was so good at his craft for his last 10 years working never scrapped a part. In aerospace rework for god’s sakes. He would be working on Frn$80,000 turbines with plus or minus .0001 inch and not ever scrap a part, without a standard computer. He just used the one that was attached to his brain stem. This type of precision, not only is unheard of, many machinists would say impossible, over a 10 year period. Of course that is all hearsay, that’s what he told me. He told me it would give him a migraine to ever scrap a part. One time the inspector told him his part failed, he went to the ac unit and noticed the temperature was off. He readjusted the temperature to the correct temp and few hours later guess what… part passed.
I saw this guy, my dad, go from this insanely gifted artist, with a totally unforgiving substance: metal. If your a painter and you make a mistake, paint over it. Your a machinist and you make a mistake take 80 grand and light it on fire! One in particular, I remember him working with was an alloy called Monel, very difficult to machine, has titanium in it. Same ingredient they make the SR-71 Blackbird out of. Ya know, the SR-71 Blackbird has the equivalent power of 90 locomotive engines to power that bad boy. Top speed and ceiling even today…classified. It rips across the sky, horizon to horizon at more than 80,000 feet in less than 3 minutes, damn that’s stepping out! To being transformed into this guy, who didn’t even know my name, to forgetting how to eat and then how to breathe. Took his last breath with me holding on to him. That was really whacked out. He died from a disease that statistically men at 70 have a 1 in 2 chance of getting. Yet we study Breast cancer! Lol!
The perspective I gathered from that little trip is, “we may not all be beautiful, however we all, unless we die from an accident, will end up like him: 90#, in a diaper, someone feeding you, wiping your ass.” Reality check, hope your coming home. Hope is for idiots. There is no Calvary, interesting choice that is where Jesus was martyred. The Calvary has to be sent out FIRST, in order for them to come and save the day. Here is the deal though, I am the Calvary, and you are the Calvary, and Neo is at the tip of the spear right now. It’s only what you DO in life that matters. Not what you hope for, what you DO. As Frodo would add at the end “God-damn-it”. Haha
These BORG agents think they are hang Neo to a tree and leave him there. I for one am not going let that happen. I told him brother; I got your back, anytime, anyplace, anywhere. I don’t give a shit why, cause Neo is one of those guys who does what is says he is going to do. He said “Elect me and I will go to Washington”. He didn’t get elected, but he did go to Washington. He said “I was going to lead an armed march of 10,000 to Mordor on the Potomac on July 4, 2013” well there wasn’t 10,000 there but he did lead an armed march. He even video taped it just to make sure the dumbass BORG agents would have to see it. Right now as of this moment 421,624 views
At the event Neo, is the keynote speaker and given the Freedom Award. Neo tells the story really well. He gets up and tells the audience about the arrest and “What privilege to be arrested such a strong group of ‘professionals'”, as he calls us each out of the audience by name. He telling the story it is so freaking funny, I am rolling around along with most of the audience, hearing him recant the tale. Man it is hysterical. You got to hear him tell this one. It makes me smile even now and its 4:50:33 am. They opened up the car and found a whole shitload of pocket constitutions and V-masks that I have been known to peddle. It was so funny in retrospect that when we all get together one day soon it’s going to be mighty funny.
Ok, can’t deal with “Like a Virgin” switching to Rush Different stages Live -2, Roll the Bones, for some inspiration. Anytime I have to close a big deal this is what I listen to. Check it out, maybe it will do the same for you too! I have accepted the task of writing an article to generate news coverage for Neo. I know Neo would do the same for me, take that to the bank. This article is the result of that request. You can help too, it needs to go viral. Roll the Bones!
We go out in the world and take our chances
Fate is just the weight of circumstances
That’s the way that lady luck dances
Roll the bones
So how am I going to put this euphemism together. I don’t know how it ends, I do know how it begins. Who’s with me?
Follow me now, and this is a strategy: This is a Supreme Court case. It’s really simple: the government is sunk. Neo will take this all the way and then they have to admit the constitution is suspended. Ergo: the constitution and the bill of rights are in place or they are not. There is no other way to slice it. Period. Exclamation point! Here is the Law
2nd amendment for the united States Constitution
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
“the right of the people to keep and bear arms, Shall not be infringed”. That’s interesting, how does the “law” in DC override the 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution supposedly the supreme law of the land?
A breaking into; a trespass or encroachment upon; a violation of a law, regulation, contract, or right. Used especially of invasions of the rights secured by patents, copyrights, and trademarks. Goodyear Shoe Machinery Co. v. Jackson, 112 Fed. 140, 50 C. C. A. 159, 55 L. R. A. 092; Thomson-Houston Electric Co. v. Ohio Brass Co., 80 Fed. 721, 20 C. C. A. 107.
We also have the preamble to the bill of rights. What is a ‘preamble’ mean ida know, let’s look it up. In my day we went into this thing called a book and looked it up. Now we have these really kewl devices called computers and you punch it in. Trouble is we have such mindless drivel like football, dancing with the stars, stop lights, mortgages for 30 years, sales tax, IRS and the worst of all, BORG agents. These are the people who always want to tell you what to do. They have guns to enforce their supposed “Authority”. They somehow derived their “Authority” from this insane process called “Voting”. I vote with my money, my feet, my mouth and my pen. That’s it. If you believe you are voting any other way you are deluding yourself. Even George Carlin agrees with me!
pre·am·ble noun \prē-am-bəl,\
: a statement that is made at the beginning of something (such as a legal document) and usually gives the reasons for the parts that follow : something that comes before and leads to something else
Basically they are saying any government is one step away from tyranny and we need to be very careful to restrain government. The 10 amendments are to be interpreted in that light. Problem is now, 2013, the government wants to micro-manage every single thing human beings do except breathe…and they are working on that too. Is there anyone out there in the world that thinks any government is doing good job? The answer to that question is unequivocally yes! Who are those people you ask: very simple, the ones getting money and power from it from the government. You see the BORG government works perfectly, that is what you are in. Guess what? Many of you can’t see the forest for the trees. Think of it as a pyramid structure that suppresses, eliminates, or destroys corrective feedback.
Let’s wrap this up, I am really running outta of gas here, maybe you are too. When I was at Libertopia, I ran into my old friend Bernard Von NotHaus, who brought us the Liberty Dollar. It’s crazy, I know all these guys. They still haven’t sentenced him when he was con-victed back in March 18, 2011. Its Oct 7 2013 that’s 2 years 6 months 18 days. Bernard holds the record for the longest un-sentenced convict. Why is that? HELLO!! It’s because, when they sentence him. He can go for an appeal. I promise you, Bernard will swab the decks with their asses on appeal. Bernard is no dope, even though, to my astonishment and a whole table full of respectable people he stated, “I can find no examples of a time when the Rothschild’s as a bank never did any back dealing, they were simply doing business.”
You should have seen everyone at the table jaw drop when he said that. Foster Gamble, Cronus, Gaia, Mercury, Patrick Henry, Paul, Athena and myself. The conversation after that one was off the chart. Even though, everyone at the table disagreed with him, it was really awesome to be in such fine company, that we could actually have a intelligent discussion on such a subject.
Bernard is awesome! Another Sum of a Guntch! The government has him, he’s stuck in limbo. He’s doing good, much better off smokin’ a joint living in a house in Malibu, than being in the Joint, waiting on an appeal. I wouldn’t want to go through that at his age. Neo though, that’s another story. Neo is doing this for free thinking people the world over. Some have said he is an ego manic looking to boost his ratings. I say to those people “YOU sit in jail looking at 10 – 20 cause YOU racked a shotgun in DC and wonder if he’s grandstanding?”. A kind of Jesus Christ thing. His pain, your gain. You wanting to say there was only only guy brave enough to stick his nuts on the chopping block for someone else, he didn’t know or ever meet? Are you freaking kidding me? He did stick it out and the BORG agents don’t have a freaking clue about what to do with it. Haha
Snowden’s got big hairy balls, Kokesh’s are way bigger. I have never felt them, don’t want to, but Brother you Rock. The whole house of cards is coming down. The system is under so much pressure that anything could cause it to flip. Guess what… we got more people than these evil Borg Agents. Oh and guess what, BORG Agent? You violate my civil rights and that is a title 18 USC 241-242 says this is 10 years sentence. These guys better be careful. I don’t give chances anymore. I got my fee schedule filed on the county. You want to violate my civil rights? You can my fee schedule says is 2 million per officer per occurrence. You start waving that around and these people start standing at attention, really fast.
It goes back to Walking through the Valley of the Shadow of Death fearing no evil. We are all in the valley of the shadow of Death, might as well fear no evil. That is what it says to do. What you don’t do however, is start waving 100 bills in the air, while you’re walking through it! That is why the government went after Larken Rose, another hero of mine. He taunted them, with full page ads in the New York Times – 861 dvd’s explained it all. ” Come on bring it on”, he said and you betchca baby, they did. They slapped him in the ass with like 2 years and his wife had to do a year. BORG Judge, Wouldn’t let Larken and Kessa use THE LAW and his own evidence for their benefit. They deprived him of time with his daughter. Talk about cruel, heartless psychopaths, that is what these BORG agents are. All they want is: money and power. Your in their way, watch out. Now, that’s when doing time is really tough.
Neo doesn’t have that situation. Sure he’s not getting laid right now. He will when he gets out, that I assure you. Food is marginal, after a while you get used to it. In federal, the food might be better. You might have to kick a few guy’s asses. I would not want to rumble with Adam even at my best. Right before I went to solitary for 45 days the last time before I got out, I was benching 305 not quite 3 plates, not bad for a guy before I got locked up, never won a fight in my life.
Being you have read this far of my whacked out article: Adam needs support. He needs it today, he needs it every day. He need letters sent to him at his address. Letters make the time go by. I am sure a little bread on his commissary would be great, get some snacks, envelopes, stamps. One of my Mentors on the car lot, Jerry SOS Sheldon, used to say “Life’s like a shit sandwich: the more bread you have, the less shit you have to eat.”
Here’s his address, you have been hearing me rant for quite a while now, I am using every thing I can think of to get you to:
Easiest – send this article to your friends, and if your on the CIA sponsored Facebook post there as well.
Post it to your favorite blog. I did I like FreedomsPhoenix.com, so I did. Change the title though.
Send Adam a letter. I know we don’t use this technology much anymore however, they don’t give you computer access in Jail.
Have some of those federal reserve notes they pass off as money? Send Adam some. (instructions below)
Oh and with the money the government steals from you, this CCA facility has an “Awards”: Payne Elementary School Service Award that’s right, one award and it clearly says awards with an ‘s’ the webmaster or perhaps the self righteous warden Raymond Byrd, wrote that one. What a bunch of maroons!
The other thing you can do is send this article to your friends, post it to your website informing them that one of our bothers is down behind enemy lines. We don’t leave our brothers behind. That is unless you’re Greek. I am just kidding. Come on, that’s funny! I’m a WOP and I am proud of my Italian ancestors being able to survive long enough to have me. Thank you very much!
Call and email your supposed “News media” outlet. Ask them what is going on with this Brave American Hero. Tell them to do their freaking job or they are going to get left behind. Ge-Zeus it was all over the news about the guy who was hearing voices and killed all those people at the naval base there. What about the Lady who was killed in her car with her child inside. Wasn’t she hearing voices? Claiming mind control… I wouldn’t put it past them…at all. It’s all we have been hearing about. They were probably plants or experiments that went bad. Sounds like Zombie’s to me.
Now we have a perfectly sane guy who gets arrested for dancing at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial and then racks a Shotgun in Freedom Plaza Washington DC and youtubes it and…crickets.
It is my pleasure, as Founder of the Organic Laws Institute, to present this short introduction to Constitutional Law as viewed
through the prism of the other three Organic Laws of the United States of America, the Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776, the Articles of Confederation of November 15, 1777 and the Northwest Ordinance of July 13, 1787. This introduction has been especially written for the student new to the concept of the strict separation of written law from unwritten law for a more accurate study of law and government.
I can begin this introduction, appropriately, with the devious Preamble to the Constitution of September 17, 1787, the unofficial beginning of the last of the four Organic Laws, because I started my basic research into the much easier to understand transition of the federal courts in territories as those territories were admitted into the Confederacy, the United States of America, under the authority of the Articles of Confederation. That research established that none of the federal courts have been ordained and established as judicial courts-they were merely legislated into existence. That research was easy compared to unraveling the Preamble:
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
The court research was easily confirmed by the way the Constitution of September 17, 1787 treated the alleged highest officer of the alleged highest federal court-the Chief Justice. The only duty imposed on the Article I, Section 3, Clause 6 Chief Justice is stated as follows: “When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside.” Clause 7 of Section 3 of the first Article then makes it clear that Impeachment is a non-judicial proceeding resulting only in removal from office. It was now apparent to me that the Constitution was not what everyone believes it to be. Almost every natural born American believes he or she to be a Citizen of the United States and a member of the posterity of “We the People of the United States,” and that conclusion is exactly the misconception Gouverneur Morris was after when he wrote the Preamble. Gouverneur Morris is widely credited with writing other parts of the Constitution of September 17, 1787; he is one of only five men to sign both the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution. Gouverneur Morris knew both documents so well he managed to write one sentence that has fooled billions.
The language in the Preamble is some of the most duplicitous ever written yet every word has some truth in it. The phrase, “We the People of the United States” in the Preamble to the Constitution of September 17, 1787, is never properly interpreted to mean the free inhabitants of the United States of America, who have become Citizens of one of the two kinds of States of United States of America. The accuracy of that interpretation is proven by asking, where do the people in the nine Article VII Conventions come from? Here’s how to make the constitutional connection between, “We the People of the United States…do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America” to the People meeting for “The Ratification of the Conventions of nine States, shall be sufficient for the Establishment of this Constitution between the States so ratifying the Same.” “We the People of the United States” and the “Conventions of nine States” are the same “People”. Free inhabitants had given up their freedom to become Citizens of the United States, just so they could vote in favor of State ratification of the Constitution of September 17, 1787, Taking on the mantle of citizenship may not have been much of a burden in 1787, but it has grown to be quite a hardship today.
The better to secure and perpetuate mutual friendship and intercourse among the people of the different states in this union, the free inhabitants of each of these states, paupers, vagabonds and fugitives from Justice excepted, shall be entitled to all privileges and immunities of free citizens in the several states; and the people of each state shall have free ingress and regress to and from any other state, and shall enjoy therein all the privileges of trade and commerce, subject to the same duties, impositions and restrictions as the inhabitants thereof respectively, provided that such restriction shall not extend so far as to prevent the removal of property imported into any state, to any other state of which the Owner is an inhabitant; provided also that no imposition, duties or restriction shall be laid by any state, on the property of the united states, or either of them.
When a free inhabitant becomes a Citizen of one of the two Unions that free inhabitant suffers a net loss in freedom, which is worse if the non-perpetual Union is picked. The original stated purpose and intent of the Constitution of September 17, 1787 was to make revisions to the Articles of Confederation of November 15, 1777, which would make the administration of the Northwest Territory more efficient. This was, of course, a subterfuge to hide a government power grab led by George Washington and supported by both the States and the federal government. Both the federal and State governments were becoming painfully aware that unless uprisings such as Shays Rebellion were ended permanently and soon every State and local government would be in danger of collapse. In the end the Articles of Confederation were revised by the misrepresentation that the Constitution created a “more perfect Union” that Union was first created as a not so perfect temporary one by the Northwest Ordinance of July 13, 1787.
Now, practically every American believes himself or herself to be among “We the People of the United States,” the “more perfect Union,” without realizing that by being one of the “People of the United States” much freedom is lost. Because of the complexity written law, hardly anyone knows the Articles of Confederation have not been replaced or repealed. The perpetual Union of States of the United States of America bound to Article IV of the Articles of Confederation is dormant not dead. My Organic Law Institute can help you awaken the sleeping giant, the United States of America. President George W. Bush was briefed “the Constitution is just a piece of paper.” The Organic Law Institute will provide you with the legal education, so you can prove that and much more.
This information is provided by Eddie Craig (a former deputy sheriff, and due process expert)
TO BE PRACTICED AND MEMORIZED!
If necessary, print this out and keep it in your car for easy reference, but it will more effective if you practice it and memorize it like you would for a part in a play. The more you practice the material the more easily it will come to mind when needed and the more effectively you can assert your rights and protect them.
ALWAYS carry one or more audio/video recording devices with you into the public world. Anytime you go out make sure you have them.Always make sure that they are always charged or have good batteries as necessary. The moment you suspect that you are going to have an encounter with some public servant/official, then, TURN THEM ON AND START RECORDING!
Having a pen and notepad of some kind readily available for taking notes is also recommended. Write down any names and badge numbers you receive and use them accordingly. It is also recommended that if you have a cell phone in addition to other recording devices, then, you ALSO call someone that can act as an audible witness to what is said during the encounter and possibly also record the conversation from their end as well. No matter what the officer says, DO NOT hang up the phone. If necessary, LIE about who you have on the phone!! Tell the officer that it is your legal counsel on the line and you will not comply with any of his/her demands without proper legal advice from your counsel.
There is no law against being on the phone during such an encounter, nor is there any legal basis for an officer to threaten you or demand that you disconnect your call during the encounter. The idiotic claim that such a demand is related to “officer safety” is not a plausible basis for such demand.
YOU must control the information exchange and your own emotional state. Stay calm, cool and collected. Talking slower works great for this type of situation.
Maintain your composure and speak in a calm and collected voice and manner at all times. Treat the officer with respect. You want the video evidence to show that if anyone lost self-control during the encounter it was the officer(s) and not you. It is also important that you ask anyone else that may be with you to remain silent and to say and do nothing except as described herein. If they are unfamiliar with these concepts and procedures then it would be a good idea for you to either educate them on these concepts and procedures or simply don’t have them with you. Someone else can get you into just as many problems as you can yourself if they say or do things other than as described herein.
While I am aware that there is the ability to say less just as effectively, I believe that we should be working toward ending these abuses and behavior by our public servants by making a record that would allow us to take action against those of them that refuse to honor and obey our rights, their oath of office, and the limits of their power and authority. This script is intended to assist you in making a viable record that can be used in a lawsuit against these public servants in state and federal court. If you can get THEM talking about the violations they are perpetrating and their knowing and willful intent to commit those violations, then, a jury is much more likely to find in your favor when the officer(s) stand condemned from their own mouths and recordings.
Dos and Don’ts:
Do remember that an officer is REQUIRED to read you your rights before questioning or searching you if they have placed you in a custodial arrest. In Texas you ARE ALWAYS in a custodial arrest when stopped for an alleged “traffic offense” (see Secs. 543.001-.009, Texas Transp. Code). The reading of your rights is a mandatory requirement that works in your favor unless/until you behave stupidly by talking voluntarily (sees Art. 38.22, Texas Code of Crim. Proc.). Be aware, however, they almost NEVER do this, meaning that anything incriminating that you may say or that they may find can be suppressed as an involuntary or coerced statement or illegal warrantless search and seizure. You should also be aware that the officer(s) is/are trained to lie about you being in a custodial arrest and will most likely say instead that you are in an “investigative detention.” If you are in Texas (and most other “states”), then understand that this is a TOTAL LIE! You almost always ARE in a full-blown custodial arrest (see Legal Equation illustration below).
Don’t EVER answer an officer’s questions. You have the right to remain “silent,” so USE IT!
However, being “silent” DOES NOT mean to suddenly become a DEAF MUTE! It simply means that you are NOT to provide ANY information or documents in response to the officer’s demands or questions.
Invoke your fundamentally protected right to remain “silent” and to assistance of counsel, and then simply refuse to waive them, which you will do if you comply with the officer’s demands.
The foremost thing to remember in these situations is to NOT engage the officer(s) in idle conversation, dialog, or chitchat. It is important that the ONLY things you say to the officer(s) are specifically directed at the reservation and protection of your fundamentally protected rights, and nothing else. This is known as my self-imposed rule of “invoke, demand, protect.” Once you have invoked these rights NEVER waive or abandon them by ignoring these recommended procedures.
Questions like “Where are you coming from?”, “Where are you going?”, “Who are you meeting?” have NOTHING to do with a “transportation stop.” They are used simply to get additional information that may allow the officer to continue his witch hunt and escalate the severity of the charge(s) he might make against you. Also, NEVER answer questions like “Do you know why I pulled you over?” or “Are you aware that you?”
STOP HELPING HIM SCREW YOU OVER! DON’T ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS! Remember the cardinal rule about talking freely, DON”T TALK, BE QUIET and when you have done that, SHUT UP SOME MORE!
Whatever you say CAN and WILL be used against you in a court of law, so SHUT UP unless you are doing or saying something specified in this script!
Do remember to roll up ALL of your windows and to lock your doors whenever you get pulled over, and don’t ever open them or get out. That being said, MY personal habit, on warm and sunny days, has always been to carefully but quickly exit the car (keeping my hands in plain view) BEFORE the officer can prevent me from doing so, while simultaneously locking my doors, throwing the keys into the front seat, and closing the door. Doing this removes the possibility of you having access to any form of weapon that may be inside the car and could be used to injure the officer(s). In this way the officer no longer has the legal ability or excuse to conduct a warrantless search of your car, even if they tow it. Remember to keep a spare door key in your wallet, pocket, or purse if you do this. However, if it is freezing cold and/or pouring down rain, remain in your car and let the officer stand outside for as long as he likes in order to conduct his unlawful and illegal witch hunt while you take your time in following this script.
Don’t EVER roll down more than one (1) window at a time if you remain in your car during the stop, no matter what the officer(s) tell you to do. This eliminates the possibility of an officer fabricating an opportunity to escalate the stop by saying that the resulting cross-breeze allowed him/her to smell something. If you must open a different window then is certain that you have closed all other windows before doing so.
Don’t EVER roll down your one open window more than half an inch, no matter what the officer(s) tell you to do, and for the same reasons as stated above. This also eliminates the possibility of the officer reaching in a grabbing you or opening up the door. On my car door above the window, it has a sign that says “No Trespassing”. Just say “I can hear you fine officer and I am most comfortable with the window at its current level, thank you.” “I like to tell them that is as far down as the window will go down.”
Don’t EVER provide an officer with any documents or other information that they demand. The legal ramifications to your fundamentally protected rights are devastating.
Don’t EVER give your consent to an officer to search your car for any reason. You are just asking to have incriminating evidence planted or discovered that could be used to criminally charge you, and it won’t matter if you knew it was there or not, YOU CONSENTED TO THE WARRANLTESS SEARCH!!
DON’T BE AN IDIOT! Don’t let them threaten or coerce you into waiving this right because it also attaches to the waiver of other important fundamental rights that are essential to your legal wellbeing.
Even if they threaten to have a canine unit report to the scene you must not waive this right. Tell the officer “I do not consent to being detained by you for any additional time or other purposes. Am I free to go or are you going to continue to illegally falsely imprison me beyond the time needed to conclude this stop?”
JUST SAY NO TO WARRANTLESS SEARCHES!
Officers will almost always insist that you are NOT under custodial arrest, but rather are simply being “detained” or are part of an “investigative detention.” This is a blatant lie most of the time. No officer has the authority to simply walk up and demand that you answer questions, produce ID, or provide them with your private information, verbally or otherwise. Be aware, however, that when you won’t submit and give them your information, their favorite tactic is to threaten to charge you with “Failure to Identify.” However, in Texas law (Sec. 38.02, Penal Code) you can be charged with “Failure to Identify”
ONLY if you have ALREADY been lawfully arrested for some other offense, or, you are being lawfully detained for questioning in a criminal investigation, and then ONLY under the following conditions and circumstances; in either case you are required to give ONLY your name, address, and DOB, nothing more; in the case of already being lawfully arrested for some other offense, you cannot refuse to provide these three things; in the case of being lawfully detained, you cannot provide false responses for these three things, but you CAN refuse to provide them at all. You can provide this information verbally (Texas). There is no law in Texas that requires that it be presented on some form of physical ID or document, nor could there be (anywhere USA) because there is not and cannot be a valid law that requires and compels a private individual to obtain and carry a state or federally issued form of ID.
WARNING! It is of the utmost importance that you understand the true nature and purpose of a “transportation” stop.The goal of every enforcement officer nationwide is to create a situation that culminates in one of two scenarios:
This is ALWAYS the goal. It is NEVER about “public safety.”
It is always about maximizing the potential charges against an individual and the revenue that a conviction on those charges generates. STOP HELPING “THEM” SET YOU UP FOR A FALL!
Also, DO NOT attempt to “educate” the officer(s) about what they can and cannot do or the law associated with “transportation” or the Code of Criminal Procedure. Register your verbal objection to their actions for the record by following the procedures below. Napoleon had it right when he said “Never interrupt your enemy while he is busy making mistakes.” Learn from this wisdom or you WILL make your own “fatal mistakes.”
Once you know the officer(s) name(s) and badge number(s) use them both together as often as practicable as shown in these procedures. Make him/them aware that they are being directly associated with any unlawful and illegal acts or violations of your fundamentally protected rights in which they might otherwise engage during this encounter. While it is not fatal to the situation if you fail to do so, it is relatively important that you try to do things in the order and verbiage presented below.
REMINDER: It is important that the only things you say to the officer(s) are specifically directed at the reservation and protection of your fundamentally protected rights and nothing else. Once you have invoked your rights NEVER waive or abandon them by ignoring the recommended procedures listed above and below.
Simply repeat the verbiage in items 1 & 2 as necessary for each new officer you speak with.
NOTE: Sub-items 2(a)-(c) are optional, but are also potentially useful during the discovery process if the claim is made later that the officer’s equipment was “malfunctioning” during the encounter. Bear in mind that these questions and statements by you are VERY important to the record you are trying to build, try to remember this and use them accordingly.
1) For the record, may I get your name and badge number please?
2) Officer _____________ Badge/ID # ________, is there a recording being made of this encounter?
a. Is that recording comprised of both audio and video?
b. Are you relatively certain that your recording equipment is functioning properly for the purposes of making this recording?
c. Is your body microphone and camera, if any, turned on and functioning properly to the best of your knowledge?
3) Officer _____________ Badge/ID # ________, I can see that you have your emergency lights on: What is the Emergency?
Officer _____________ Badge/ID # ________, Answer__________ is that an emergency? If he doesn’t want to answer: “do I have the right to knowing what is going on here”?
Officer _____________ Badge/ID # ________, do you see the “No Trespassing” afixed to my conveyance /property? Do you UNDERSTAND What does “No Trespassing” means? Y/N would you explain that for the court on the record?
Officer _____________ Badge/ID # ________,do you see the “No Riders” afixed to my conveyance /property? Do you UNDERSTAND What does “No Riders” means? Y/N __________. Would you explain that for the court on the record?
Officer _____________ Badge/ID # ________, do you see the “Not for Hire” afixed to my conveyance /property? Do you UNDERSTAND What does “Not for Hire” means? Y/N _______would you explain that for the court on the record?
Officer _____________ Badge/ID # ________, “Am I FREE TO GO?”
4) Officer _____________ Badge/ID # ________, what facts or information are you alleging gave you probable cause to stop See and accost me?
5) Officer _____________ Badge/ID # ________, do you have a properly signed and issued warrant authorizing you to search me or my property?
a. (IF YES) Officer _____________ Badge/ID # ________, do you currently have that alleged warrant in your possession, if so I would like to see it please? t
6) Officer _____________ Badge/ID # ________, do you have a properly signed and issued warrant of arrest that accurately describes or names me as the person to be arrested?
a. (IF YES) Officer _____________ Badge/ID # ________, do you currently have that alleged warrant in your possession, if so I would like to see it please?
7) For the record, I am not “operating” in a “for hire” capacity by engaging in any form of “transportation” or other commercial use of the highways. Officer _____________ Badge/ID # ________, please acknowledge that you have been so informed.
8) Officer _____________ Badge/ID # ________, am I under custodial arrest?
9) If I am not under custodial arrest then am I free to go?
10) Officer _____________ Badge/ID # ________, what is the articulable probable cause that leads you to believe that I have committed or am about to commit a crime that authorizes you to stop and detain or arrest me? Y/N______________ “Am I Free to GO”?
11) For the record Officer _____________ Badge/ID # ________, in order to protect my rights and not waive any by error or accident, I wish to clarify my legal understanding of the situation:
a. You said that I am not free to go, so I must conclude that I am in a custodial arrest and not simply an investigative detention.
b. Therefore, I am invoking all of my fundamentally protected rights, including my right to remain silent and my right to assistance of counsel.
c. From this point forward I do not consent to providing you with any information or documents that could or will be used against me in a court of law or to possibly incriminate me, so please do not ask me to produce anything and give it to you.
d. From this point forward please do not ask me to answer any questions or to perform any form of test relating to any matter whatsoever without my attorney present.
e. Officer _____________ Badge/ID # ________, do you intend to harm, injure, or punish me by any method of assault, arrest and/or incarceration because I have invoked these fundamentally protected rights? Y/N______________ “Am I Free to GO”?
Understand this, when you refuse to produce the demanded documents or to answer any questions, the
officer is going to begin to get upset and continuously state that “… the law REQUIRES that you produce a
driver’s license and other information on demand of a law enforcement officer.” They are also prone to
falsely accusing you of obstructing or interfering with a public duty/officer or just outright threatening to
commit acts of violence against you and/or your property. DON’T FALL FOR THIS, IT IS A SCARE
TACTIC! Invoking and refusing to waive your fundamental rights is not and cannot be converted into a crime.
And if they DO arrest and charge you falsely for interfering/obstructing then you get to sue the crap out of
them. Just remember, when the officer(s) continue to demand that you produce a license, registration, proof
of financial responsibility, or any other information or document(s), despite their threats, repeat the following
12) For the record Officer _____________ Badge/ID # ________, no law is valid if it requires me in any way to waive any fundamentally protected right in order to exercise any other right or alleged privilege. And no law can convert the free exercise of any right into a crime. I have repeatedly informed you that I choose not to waive any of my fundamentally protected rights.
13) So, I ask you again Officer _____________ Badge/ID # ________, do you intend to harm, injure, steal my property, or otherwise punish me for invoking my fundamentally protected rights? Y/N______________ “Am I Free to GO”?
Officer _____________ Badge/ID # ________, do you understand when you violate my civil rights, you are operating outside your oath of office and you lose your personal immunity? Y/N______________ “Am I Free to GO”?
Officer _____________ Badge/ID # ________, do you understand when you violate 18 USC 241-242, the penalty is 10 years in prison? Y/N______________ “Am I Free to GO”?
WARNING: Be prepared for the officer to do or threaten precisely that, and they usually start by threatening you with all manner of unpleasantries, including falsified criminal charges. You only need to use sub-item “a” once on the first officer that threatens you. When s/he/they begin(s) to do so, state the following:
a. Officer _____________ Badge/ID # ________, due to your attitude, demeanor, and your continuous threats to falsify charges and commit acts of violence against me and my property while displaying a deadly weapon, I feel physically threatened and in fear for my life. I demand that you cease and desist and request the immediate presence of a supervisor. I do not consent to any of your actions, the use of force against me or my property, or to being forced to exit my car for any purpose, especially so that you may attempt to steal my property and/or assault, injure or kill me.
14) Officer _____________ Badge/ID # ________, you are fully aware that I have already invoked my fundamentally protected right to remain silent and my right to assistance of counsel. Do you intend to continue in your unlawful efforts to violate my rights?
a. It is my belief that the information you are demanding may possibly be used against me in a court of law or in an attempt to incriminate me.
b. And if that is so, then, upon the advice of legal counsel I must respectfully decline to provide you with any information or evidence that possibly can or would be used against me for those purposes.
15) Officer _____________ Badge/ID # ________, I am asking you again, do you intend to continue to deny me in my rights and to falsely imprison me or am I free to go?
WARNING: Be certain to keep your face as far away from the window opening as possible while sitting normally. Never exhale or speak directly into the opening or toward the officer(s) face(s). Doing so will almost certainly result in the following scenario. Read the Do’s and Don’ts to better understand why.
If the officer makes any statement making a direct accusation against you or directed toward escalating the stop to the status of a DUI or drug bust situation, and they almost certainly will, you MUST be prepared to rebut it INSTANTLY. If any officer makes ANY statement resembling either of the following, BEWARE and immediately respond accordingly!!
OFFICER: “Sir/Ma’am, I smell alcohol/marijuana and I am going to have to ask you to step out of the vehicle.”; or
“Sir/Ma’am, are you aware that you ( allegedly did something ) and I am going to have to ask you to step out of the vehicle.” (Be sure that s/he IS lying in this case.)
16) YOU: Officer _____________ Badge/ID # ________, your statement is patently false and an outright lie. Are you now trying to fabricate probable cause by making false statements into the record and false allegations against me?
a. Even if they threaten to have a canine unit report to the scene or to break out your windows you must not waive your fundamentally protected rights out of fear. Tell the officer “I do not consent to being detained for any additional time or other purposes. Am I free to go or are you going to continue to illegally terrorize, threaten and falsely imprison me beyond the time needed to conclude this alleged “transportation stop?”
b. Repeat steps 12 – 16a as required for each new or continued demand or threat imposed by the officer(s).
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There’s nothing quite so funny as the sight of the authoritarian functionaries of a dying order trying to suppress a revolution they don’t understand — and failing miserably.
The State Department’s attempt to censor 3-D printable gun files from DEFCAD is the latest — and one of the most gut-bustingly hilarious — attempts by the Lords of Scarcity to wrap their minds around the revolution of Abundance that threatens their power. Less than a day after DEFCAD was forced to remove them, the files appeared on The Pirate Bay and Mega. The latter is especially funny; Kim Dotcom is probably laughing himself silly over it.
Anyone who’s ever heard of the Streisand Effect could have told you this would happen. Attempting to suppress information on the Internet just draws more attention to the original information — which remains readily available — as well as embarrassing the would-be suppressor as the attempt at suppression becomes a story in its own right. I lost count of the number of people yesterday who said they’d never heard of Cody Wilson or 3-D printable guns until the story of the State Department’s action came out, but intended to go to TPB and check it out. Thanks to the U.S. government’s inadvertent promotional efforts, probably a hundred or a thousand times more people know where to get Cody Wilson’s printable gun files than did before.
But the clowns who congratulated themselves a couple days ago over shutting down those printable gun files aren’t exactly the sort of people you’d expect to have heard of the Streisand Effect — obviously. They’re the straight men in this piece, just performing for our amusement. They’re like the Society Matron who walks into the dining hall in a Three Stooges short and demands “What is the meaning of this?!!” To them the Internet is just a big Series of Tubes, and all they have to do is shut off a valve somewhere to control the flow of information. Only the Internet doesn’t work that way. In the memorable phrasing of John Gilmore, it treats censorship as damage and routes around it.
Their legal rationale — export control legislation — displays the same conceptual failure. They couldn’t quite grasp that the “goods” that DEFCAD was “exporting” arrived in their destination ports around the world the second the files were uploaded to the website.
A digital file can be replicated infinitely at near-zero marginal cost; the same pattern of information can exist in an unlimited number of places simultaneously. A digital file can be replicated infinitely at near-zero marginal cost; the same pattern of information can exist in an unlimited number of places simultaneously. See? I just did that with the copy-and-paste function of my browser. Try doing that with jewelry from Macy’s. You can’t “steal” a digital song or movie — the act of replication doesn’t affect the copies already in others’ possession, but only increases the number of copies in the world. That’s why copying is not theft. Likewise, you can’t deny the world access to information by removing the copy from one website.
Watching these people try to use scarcity-age conceptual tools to combat abundance is like watching Napoleon try to defeat Heinz Guderian or Erwin Rommel with hub-to-hub artillery and massed infantry in line-and-column formations. They lack the conceptual tools to understand, let alone fight, the new society they’re attempting to prevent the birth of.
This is why the government’s attempts to impose artificial scarcity fail every time, no matter how many times they change the name — ACTA, CISPA, etc. — and try again. You can’t fix stupid.
So to you Lords of Scarcity — represented this time around by your flunkies in the U.S. Departments of State and “Defense,” I have a message: You have no authority that we are bound to respect.
Two years ago, I spoke to a gentlemen who had started and sold four companies. He was currently working on a new project that sounded very promising (for all I know, he has already sold that one too). We had just heard a talk in which the speaker told people that the whole key to business success in our time is patent ownership. Without it, no business can really succeed.
So I asked this gentleman what he thought of the talk. His response was quick (I paraphrase here):
“I’ve never once bothered with patents. They are expensive and pointless. They produce no revenue on their own. They sell no product or service. And they harm development by hemming in a company on a preset track. I need to be able to customize offerings and change what we do day to day. Patents bias a company toward old solutions even when they don’t work anymore.”
As much as we hear about patents, we might suppose there is some sort of direct link between them and the innovations we enjoy in our lives. Someone invents something and shows the plan to a bureaucrat. The exclusive license is issued, and away we go.
Economic historians have usually assumed a direct link between patents and innovation, basing much of their chronicle of history on records at the Patent Office. Much of what we think we know — that Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin, that the Wright Brothers were first in flight, that Thomas Edison holds the record for inventions because he has the most patents — comes from these records.
But is it true? Most patent holders assume so. They cling to them as a source of life and defend them against all encroachment. Some businesses build up their war chests with patents as purely defensive measures. The more you own, the more you can intimidate your competitors to stay out of your territory.
So how important are patents in generating innovation? The answer is not much, according to four economists from the Technical University of Lisbon. They are circulating their research on a platform sponsored by the St. Louis Federal Reserve. They looked at the best innovations between 1977-2004, as listed by the R&D awards in the journal Research and Development. They matched 3,000 innovations against patent records to establish the relationship.
Their findings are remarkable: Nine in 10 of the innovations were never patented. They were just created and marketed, and changed the world. In other words, it’s the market, not the bureaucracy, that innovates. The authors grant that there might have been downstream versions of the same innovations that were patented. But that fact actually doesn’t change the implications of the study, namely that there is no relationship between the existence of the Patent Office and direction and pace of innovation.
As you dig through their citations, you find other nuggets of information. It turns out that other researchers have found the same thing in early parts of the 20th century and even all the way back to the middle of the 19th. The results keep coming up the same way: There are patents and there are innovations, but they have little or nothing to do with each other.
These results are a classic case of the huge chasm between pop science and real science. In the pop version, people imagine that they will dream up some idea, file a patent, and then bring it into production and become a billionaire. The reality on the ground is that 90% of patents go completely unused. They are suitable for hanging, but not much else.
The patents that are actually in play in this world are used as weapons by big shots to hurt their competitors. They don’t cause business to succeed; it’s the reverse. The bigger the business, the more it is in the market for patents to help the big business hold its place in the market. They prompt lawsuits that go on for years that are eventually settled with an exchange of cash. Meanwhile, rather than actually fueling the innovative process, they put it on hold. So long as a patent is in existence, other innovations are legally bound not to do what they do best.
The software industry is an excellent case in point. In the 1970s and 1980s, patents were rare to nonexistent. Companies made money by making stuff and selling it, just as free enterprise would suggest. Then, the industry grew. People like Steve Jobs who once touted that talent for stealing the ideas of others began threatening other companies with lawsuits. Young programmers today know for a fact that if they ever come up with anything that threatens a big player, the small company is going to be hammered.
Two parallel streams of innovative software strategies have been running over the last 10 years: 1) highly protected and 2) patentless open source. Apple and Microsoft represent the patented style. Google is much more inclined to the open model. Companies like WordPress reveal their code to the world and make money in other ways. A good test case comes from the big smartphone war between Apple’s iOS, on the one hand, and Google’s Android operating system on the other.
The consensus today is that Android is winning hands down in terms of new users. The open-source system is roaring ahead with more than half the smartphone market already and a growing percentage of the tablet market. In terms of moneymaking, the app economy of the iOS is actually doing much better. But consider that it had a huge start, whereas the Android came much later. My own impression from dealing with both is that Android is moving ahead in every area fast.
We need to rethink our assumptions about the role of patents and innovations. If they have nothing to do with each other, and if patents actually dramatically slow down the pace of development, why not get rid of them altogether? That’s exactly what many of the old liberals of the 19th century pushed, and it the case is further bolstered by Stephan Kinsella’s Against Intellectual Property.
Government planning never works. Laissez Faire isn’t perfect, but it provides the best chance for innovations to appear and thrive and for prosperity to result. The lesson for anyone with a business idea: Run with it and don’t wait on a bureaucracy.
May 11, 2013 (LocalOrg) – It was inevitable. A technology like 3D printing that essentially puts cheap labor, manufacturing, and retail all in the same place – upon one’s desktop – spells the absolute, utter and permanent end to the monopolies and unwarranted power and influence of the corporate-financier elite who have lorded over humanity since human civilization began – a permanent end the elite will fight against with the total summation of their ill-gotten power and influence.
The pretext being used to begin this war, is a 3D printed gun built and demonstrated by Defense Distributed in Austin, Texas. After designing, printing out, and firing the 3D printed gun, the US State Department demanded that the designs, distributed for free on the Internet, be taken down – claiming tenuously that by posting the designs on the Internet, arms export bans may have been violated – this the same government that is on record, openly shipping arms, cash, and military equipment to its own listed terrorist organizations from the Mujahedeen e-Khalq (MEK or MKO) in Iraq and Iran, to the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) in Libya, to Al Qaeda’s Syrian franchise,Jabhat al-Nusra.
The US government has demanded the removal of online files which allow users to 3D-print their own unregistered gun at home.
The blueprint has so far been downloaded more than 100,000 times since Defense Distributed – which spent a year designing the “Liberator” handgun – made it available online.
Last week Defense Distributed built the gun from plastic on an industrial 3D printer bought on eBay for $8,000 (£5,140), and fired it.
The Office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance wrote to the company’s founder Cody Wilson demanding the designs be “removed from public access” until he could prove he had not broken laws governing shipping weapons overseas.
3D Printing: The Sum of All Corporate-Fascist Fears
For several years now, buzz has been growing about 3D printing. Small companies have begun opening up around the world, selling 3D printers, or using 3D printers for small run production, filling niches, or shifting markets from large corporations and their globalized supply chains, to local, decentralized business models. While governments like those in China have embraced the technology and wholly encourage a grassroots, bottom-up industrial revolution, others, like the US have only feigned enthusiasm.
After shedding jobs for more than 10 years, our manufacturers have added about 500,000 jobs over the past three. Caterpillar is bringing jobs back from Japan. Ford is bringing jobs back from Mexico. After locating plants in other countries like China, Intel is opening its most advanced plant right here at home. And this year, Apple will start making Macs in America again.
There are things we can do, right now, to accelerate this trend. Last year, we created our first manufacturing innovation institute in Youngstown, Ohio. A once-shuttered warehouse is now a state-of-the art lab where new workers are mastering the 3D printing that has the potential to revolutionize the way we make almost everything. There’s no reason this can’t happen in other towns.
Caterpillar, Ford, Intel, and Apple are large globalized monopolies – the personal manufacturing revolution would not see “state-of-the art labs” open up in towns across America to help augment the bottom lines of these Fortune 500 corporations, but would see decentralized alternatives to these corporations cut into and utterly gut their bottom lines – a reality US President Barack Obama and the corporate-financier interests that dictate his agenda must surely be aware of.
Image: Local Motors’ Rally Fighter vehicle. The unspoken fear the establishment holds regarding 3D printing and other forms of personal manufacturing is that their central globalized monopolies will be replaced by increasingly smaller, localized companies like Local Motors who already provides a model for “microfactories” and the localization of auto-manufacturing. Job creation, profits, wealth, power, and influence will be redistributed locally, not through government handouts, but by way of technology and local entrepreneurship – ending centuries of disparity between the people and the “elite.”
In the case of Ford and other big-auto giants, who by right should be shuttered and out of business already had it not been for their unwarranted influence and power buying them immense bailouts from America’s taxpayers, there are already alternative business models undermining their monopolies. In America itself, there is Local Motors who recently gave a short tour of their manufacturing facility they called a “microfactory.” These microfactorires represent the next step in industrialization where small companies will cater to smaller, local markets and niches, entirely replacing the centralized Fortune 500 corporations of Detroit, barely clinging to life and their unsustainable, antiquated business model as it is.
Video: Inside Local Motors’ Rally Fighter and open-source collaborative microfactory production.
The only conceivable means by which big-auto monopolies could hope to survive is by having the same bought-and-paid for politicians it used to bail its collapsed business model out with, impose sweeping regulations to make it illegal for “microfactories” to operate. We can already imagine, by extrapolating from the US State Department’s move against Defense Distributed, the arguments that will be made. These will be centered around “safety,” “taxation,” and perhaps even claims as bold as threatening “jobs” of autoworkers at Fortune 500 monopolies.
Similar ploys are currently working their way through a legislative and sociopolitical gauntlet in regards to the organic food movement.
This is a ban that’s going to be virtually impossible to enforce: as almost any music company will testify, stopping online filesharing by banning particular sites or devices is roughly akin to stopping a tsunami with a bucket.
Another approach might be to attempt to ban or regulate 3D printers themselves. To do so is to stifle a potentially revolutionary technology in order to address a hypothetical risk – and that’s even before the practical problems of defining a 3D printer for the legislation. It would have to be defined broadly enough for a law to be effective, but narrowly enough so that enforcing the law doesn’t take out half of the equipment used in every day manufacturing. It is likely a futile ambition.
Indeed – as a 3D printer is essentially nothing more than circuit boards, stepper motors, and heating elements to melt and extrude layers of plastic – it would be as impossible as it would be ridiculous to try to stem the tide of 3D printing by regulating printers, as it will be to attempt to regulate and ban any and all “prints” that threaten the current establishment’s monopolies and hold on power.
Everyone is eventually going to have access to this technology and by consequence, the ability to print out on their desktop what Fortune 500 corporations have held monopolies over for generations, including arms manufacturing, automobiles, and electronics. The age of empire, corporatism, and elitism is drawing to a close, but apparently not without one last battle.
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How to Win the Battle
While some may be paralyzed in fear over the prospect of their neighbor one day having the ability to print out a fully functional weapon, it must be realized that like all other prolific technologies, the fact that it will be in “everyone’s” hands means that more good people than bad will have access to it, and it will be in their collective interests to create and maintain stability within any emerging technological paradigm. Just like with information technology, where malicious activity certainly exists, more people are interested in the smooth, stable function of this technology in daily life and have created a paradigm where disruptions happen, but life goes on.
People must embrace, not fear 3D printing. Key to its integration into society is to ensure that as many people as possible understand it and have access to it. This must be done as quickly as possible, to outpace inevitable legislation that seeks to strangle this revolution in its cradle.
Education: We must learn as much about this technology as possible. 3D printing incorporates skills in electronics, 3D design, and material science. Developing skill-sets in any of these areas would be beneficial. There are endless resources available online for free that offer information and tutorials on how to develop these skills – just an Internet search away.
Alternatively, for people curious about this technology and seeking to get hands-on experience, they could seek out and visit their local hackerspace (an extensive list of spaces can be found here). Hackerspaces are essentially technological fitness clubs, where one pays dues monthly for access to a space and the equipment within it to work on projects either individually or in a collaborative effort.
Image: Cover of “Hackerspaces @ the_beginning,” which chronicles the creation, challenges and successes of hackerspaces around the world. The original file can be found here, and an online version can be viewed here, on Scribd.
Hackerspaces generally attract people with the necessary skill-sets to assemble, use, and troubleshoot 3D printers currently on the market today. They also possess the skill-sets needed to build 3D printers and other computer-controlled manufacturing systems from parts that as of yet have not been “regulated.” Generally, hackerspaces host monthly workshops that help new people develop basic skills like soldering and programming, or 3D design and even “builds” where purchased 3D printer kits are constructed with the guidance of a resident expert. The proliferation of this knowledge will make the already daunting task of stripping personal manufacturing technology from the people, all but impossible.
Developing Local Institutions: It is essential to both expand existing hackerspaces and their use of personal manufacturing technology, as well as establish and build up new spaces. Ingraining hackerspaces as essential local institutions in our communities is one of the keys to heading off the coming war on personal manufacturing and other disruptive technologies sure to gain the ire of legislators as corporate-financier monopolies begin to suffer.
A place where people can go learn and use this technology, as well as collaborate in its advancement will turn 3D printing and other disruptive technologies from curiosities, into practical tools communities can use to reinvigorate their local economies, solve local problems, and overall improve their lives themselves, independently and self-sufficiently.
A hackerspace can start with something as simple as a single table with several chairs around it and some shared equipment used during weekend get-togethers with friends, and can develop into something as significant as a full-fledged organization with hundreds of members and global reach.
Ignoring and Circumventing Illegitimate Governments and Their Declarations: As already cited, the US government is currently funding a myriad of its own listed terrorist organizations to horrific effect from Iraq and Iran, to Libya and Syria. To declare a 3D printed gun “outlawed” and its presence on the Internet a “violation” of arms export laws, is as hypocritical as it is illegitimate.
The government, in a free society, works for the people. The people have not asked the government to ban 3D printed guns, just like they have not asked for the myriad of laws the government is currently citing as justification for its unilateral declaration. The government does not dictate to the people what they can and cannot have or what they can and cannot make. As such, we are not obligated to respect their declarations in regards to 3D printing any more than we have demonstrably respected their declarations regarding so-called “intellectual property.”
Just as file sharing continues unabated, while alternative media supplants what is left of the corporate-media’s monopolies, a similar paradigm must be developed and encouraged across the tech community in regards to 3D printing, personal manufacturing, and other emerging disruptive technologies such as synthetic biology.
Already, parallels are being drawn between 3D printing and the shifting paradigms of information technology and file sharing. Whether or not the average person joins in against the war on 3D printing and personal manufacturing, the tech community will almost certainly continue on with their success from the realm of shaping and moving information to the world of shaping and moving atoms. However, for the average person clearly aware that “something” is not quite right about where things in general are going and who are seeking solutions, establishing local institutions that leverage unprecedented technology to solve our problems ourselves, without disingenuous politicians and their endless schemes, seems like a sure choice.
There is already a burgeoning community of talented people working on bringing this technology to its maturity and leveraging it for the benefit of communities and individuals. If we are to ensure this technology stays in the people’s hands and is used in the best interests of the people, then as many of “the people’ as possible must get involved.
Do some additional research into 3D printing, locate your local hackerspace, and/or start a hackerspace of your own. Start looking into buying or building a 3D printer and developing ideas on how to use this technology both for education and for local, tangible development. The future is what we make of it, and if we – with our own two hands – are making nothing, we have no future.
This article was posted: Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 8:10 am
Tucson Arizona Jose Guerena, marine with 2 tours of duty in Iraq gunned down in cold blood by BORG agents in his castle. The victim had a wife, Vanessa Guerena and 2 sons one 4 the other 6. Only one of his family members, his 6 year old son, did not suffer the trauma from being at the scene where his father was executed.
As the MURDERING gang known in some circles as SWAT forced its way into his home, Guerena, a former Marine who served two tours of duty in Iraq, armed himself with his AR-15 rifle and told his wife and son to hide in a closet. As the gang members entered, the perpetrators said that “Guerena confronted them from a hallway”. In the gangland shooting the thugs, shot 26 year old Guerena with more than 70 rounds in about 7 seconds, at least 60 of which struck Guerena. He was pronounced dead a little over an hour later.
The BORG Gang known as “the Pima County Sheriff’s Department” lied (PDF) in their statement saying, “Guerena fired his weapon at the SWAT team”. They have changed their story acknowledge that not only did he not fire, the safety on his gun was still activated when he was murdered. Guerena had no prior criminal record, and the gang of thugs found nothing illegal in his home. The MAFIA gangsters’ police state records show they refused to allow paramedics give medical attention to Guerena for more than hour, leaving the young father to bleed to death, alone, in his own home.