That is what the verdict should have been today. Larken Rose was convicted of five counts of “Willful Failure to File”. He was not allowed to show the law. The prosecutor declared the Internal Revenue Manual excerpts to be hearsay, and the judge[sic] backed him up. The judge[sic] made error after error concerning the 16th Amendment and the supreme court cases that decided what it meant, then instructed the jury that he was the giver of the law and that his word was final (a blatant and treasonous violation of his oath of office).
I should not have been surprised, but I was. I had been following the case through the efforts of attending bloggers from Doug Kenline and the Trial Logs. These people need to be congratulated for their coverage and comentary on the trial.
The case against Larken was so weak that it was suggested he ask for a summary judgement after the prosecution rested. You see, they failed to make their case. They failed to prove a liabilty on Larken to file and they failed to prove that he knew of this liabilty. Even though I have zero faith in the rule of law anymore, the trial was going in Larken’s favor.
But what do you get when you seat a jury from a pool out of the Federal Witness Protection Program, in a court appointed by the same government that has been commiting fraud and treason on the people for over a century, with a prosecutor and a judge[sic] paid for by that same goverment?
What you don’t get is the truth.
I hope a lot of people have learned something from this. You cannot solve the problems of tyranical government through that same government’s courts. And when the rule of law breaks down, you have to fall back to moral law.
“The constitution, on this hypothesis, is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary, which they may twist and shape into any form they please. It should be remembered, as an axiom of eternal truth in politics, that whatever power in any government is independent, is absolute also; in theory only, at first, while the spirit of the people is up, but in practice, as fast as that relaxes. Independence can be trusted nowhere but with the people in mass. They are inherently independent of all but moral law.”
~ Thomas Jefferson, letter to Judge Spencer Roane, September 6, 1819.