« Our home supercluster redefined: Laniakea (immeasurable heaven) | Main | Enjoying your Century of Enslavement? The History of The Federal Reserve »

US Government Murders Edgar Steele - Will The Perpetrators Get Away With It?

GOVERNMENT MURDERS EDGAR STEELE - CAN THEY GET AWAY WITH IT?


Today, September 4, 2014, early afternoon, a California mortuary notified Mrs. Cyndi Steele that her husband Edgar was dead. At this time, specific circumstances regarding Mr. Steele's death are being confirmed. The Free Edgar Steele website and the Edgar Steele Defense Fund (ESDF) will release more information when available.


Mrs. Steele contacted the ESDF Board, saying she was utterly devastated by this information, and is furious that no Victorville representative contacted her in the last few days regarding his failing health and did not even call her regarding the death of her husband. It was cruel to allow the mortuary to make the call.


Based on the best knowledge at hand, the following are the most likely causes of death: drug overdoses, persistently delayed, insufficient, improper medical treatment and medical neglect.  The federal government and Victorville Penitentiary bears responsibility for the lives of the inmates who reside there and has refused to be accountable for the decline in Edgar Steele's health.


Some hours before Mrs. Steele was contacted by the mortuary, ESDF President Robert Magnuson received an email corroborating Ms. Steele's concern for her husband's health and safety that showed Mr. Steele's health has been in a sharp decline for the past month, which fact was obscured, if not hidden by the federal government.


First, Mr. Steele was the victim of a false prosecution, then he was imprisoned in the most dangerous prison facility in America. Then his wife was never allowed to visit him despite a court order allowing visitation. Then, his health was compromised because of neglect, and finally, the reports came in that he had been drugged out of his mind earlier this week, which was the final blow that killed him. Call it anything else you like, but it is murder.

The facts of this tragic situation will be disclosed as the information is gathered.

Related: https://americanfreepress.net/?p=19437

EdgarSteeleJailhouse1128

"Steele, who was a target of the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center, has proclaimed his innocence to this newspaper over several occasions through audio interviews conducting from prison. This reporter interviewed Mr. Steele in June, 2011, his first interview since his arrest, which can be heard below. Additional audio interviews will be made available through this website when they are processed. - See more at: https://americanfreepress.net/?p=19437#sthash.uq16uKUf.dpuf"

Steele, who was a target of the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center, has proclaimed his innocence to this newspaper over several occasions through audio interviews conducting from prison. This reporter interviewed Mr. Steele in June, 2011, his first interview since his arrest, which can be heard below. Additional audio interviews will be made available through this website when they are processed. - See more at: https://americanfreepress.net/?p=19437#sthash.uq16uKUf.dpuf

 

Steele, who was a target of the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center, has proclaimed his innocence to this newspaper over several occasions through audio interviews conducting from prison. This reporter interviewed Mr. Steele in June, 2011, his first interview since his arrest, which can be heard below. Additional audio interviews will be made available through this website when they are processed. - See more at: https://americanfreepress.net/?p=19437#sthash.uq16uKUf.dpuf
Steele, who was a target of the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center, has proclaimed his innocence to this newspaper over several occasions through audio interviews conducting from prison. This reporter interviewed Mr. Steele in June, 2011, his first interview since his arrest, which can be heard below. Additional audio interviews will be made available through this website when they are processed. - See more at: https://americanfreepress.net/?p=19437#sthash.uq16uKUf.dpuf
Steele, who was a target of the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center, has proclaimed his innocence to this newspaper over several occasions through audio interviews conducting from prison. This reporter interviewed Mr. Steele in June, 2011, his first interview since his arrest, which can be heard below. Additional audio interviews will be made available through this website when they are processed. - See more at: https://americanfreepress.net/?p=19437#sthash.uq16uKUf.dpuf"
Steele, who was a target of the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center, has proclaimed his innocence to this newspaper over several occasions through audio interviews conducting from prison. This reporter interviewed Mr. Steele in June, 2011, his first interview since his arrest, which can be heard below. Additional audio interviews will be made available through this website when they are processed. - See more at: https://americanfreepress.net/?p=19437#sthash.uq16uKUf.dpuf

Edgar Steele

Edgar James Steele was a Prisoner of War, however, he was MURDERED by the present Communist Regime on September 4, 2014. May he rest in peace. He was innocent of the charges trumped up against him by the Federal Baby Incinerators (FBI). This is another case where the Federal Government lacked jurisdiction and where they handpicked and put in place an uninformed jury - even though the so-called victims in this case testified that they were not victimized by Edgar Steele but were victimized by Federal Agents. The Federal Government sentenced Edgar to 50 years in federal prison. If Edgar was guilty of the so-called bombing it should have been a State matter of prosecution, not Federal. The jury in Edgar's lynching was most certainly not a fully informed jury. Please click on this link https://sirdavidandrew.com/Edgar.html  for further details as to what the government does not wish to you know about the loss of liberty.

 

People WAKE UP! The gestapo is MURDERING us one at time. Who will they murder next? Will it be my partner Larry-Mikiel: Myers, or will it be Dan: Peterson, Russell-Dean Landers, Richard: Clark, Richard: McLaren, Erwin Schiff or Paul-Mitchell: Modeleski. I can assure you that the bureaucrats in the District of Criminals want all of these gentlemen DEAD. Just as Edgar Steele, the bureaucrats consider these men to be a threat, because of the knowledge and skills that they possess. And now bureaucrats have been caught plotting the assassination of Ambassador Leo Wanta.

------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

___

The Gestapo Communist Obamanation Regime has murdered Edgar Steele. They have wanted to silence this brilliant lawyer for his outspokenness as to corrupt government; and they wish to remove his writings from public view.

Edgar wrote several articles on how to fix the problems with the federal government. His recommendation were hated by those in power. Even his wife has failed or refused to publish Edgar's writing on how to fix government. Cyndi promised me, over a year ago on live talk radio, on RBN, that she would publish those articles on Free Edgar Steele website and to this day Edgar's articles have not been published there; whether due to her refusal or failure I know not which.

I published Edgar's article entitled Modern Sense on my homepage https://sirdavidandrew.com  Please go there and scroll down to Edgar Steele and click on the link to download the PDF file. Do so quickly since there is a possibly that my website may be shutdown on September 9 or 10. I have heard rumors that Andrew Cuomo, the butcher of WACO, plans to have me taken out come October or November by his mafia controlled stormtroopers. 

Obamanation and his comrades and cronies are systematically taking out anyone who may pose a threat to the soon coming takeover. Joan Rivers was taken out on August 28, 2014, for speaking out against Obamanation. They claim that she went into cardiac arrest while having oral surgery. However, under Obamanation Care, if you are over 80 years of age and come in for treatment the doctor is to terminate you. Obamanation Euthanasia Care is working! Joan was 81, and she recently had accused Barack Hussein Obama (Barry Soetoro) of being a Sodomite and Michelle Obama (Michael Robinson) of being a transvestite. Obviously dissent will not be tolerated. Strange is it not, sodomites demand others to be tolerant of their behavior, but they are not tolerant of other people's views or right of free speech.

The gestapo gave Susan Mokdad the same treatment back in February 2003. Susan had taken badly ill, I believe the government induced her illness. On January 31, 2003, I sent out a letter stating that the gestapo was planning Susan's death. They denied Susan medical treatment, which apparently was the same method used here with Edgar Steele. The gestapo intentionally terminated Susan on February 14, 2003, Saint Valentine Day, an obvious sign of a mob hit. Susan died of internal bleeding. See articles on Pro Se Litigates on https://sirdavidandrew and Florida Republics on https://militias.info

I was put in state prison shortly after Susan went to federal prison. Over a three year period I was thrown into state prison three times without being tried or convicted of any crimes. In one prison they tried to poison me and I contracted skin cancer which grew extremely rapid. The prison doctor wrote in his report that I was delusional because I had self-diagnosed that I had cancer. About a month later I was released. I immediately went to my own doctor. He took a biopsy and scheduled me for surgery that very afternoon, because he stated that my condition was that serious. In prison they tried to kill me by causing me to contract a cancer virus, either through the food they were feeding or the drugs they forced me to take.

About four months later they threw me into another state prison, again without trial or conviction. At that prison they told my cellmates before they brought me to my cell that I was a white supremacist and that they should take care of me. There were five Haitians, one Cuban and one Japanese waiting to greet me as the guards shoved me into the cell block. I could hear the guards laughing as they slammed the cell door closed behind since they thought I was about to take a beating. However, one of the Haitians ran at me and threw his arms around me, and shouted for all to hear, "Mon amie, David!" I said, "Yvon, what's going on here?" He told me that the guards told them that they were bringing a white supremacist into the cell block and that they should kill him and no one would know nothing.

The two guards were Cubans. There were only two guards at that prison who were white. Guards were 75% black and 24.9% Cuban. The warden and assistant warden were black. The medical staff were mainly black or Cuban, except of the doctors who were mostly Jewish or Oriental; I saw two doctors, who were white while I was there. However, amazingly the majority of the staff were good to me and several became friends. A large number of the inmates were murderers, rapists or violent criminals - definitely not a safe place to be.

At the time I was arrested and thrown into prison, I was associate pastor of a Haitian Mission in Florida, where one of my main jobs was to translate Haitian documents from Creole into French or English for easier processing of refugees by Immigration and Naturalization.

The prison guards did not know that I had saved Yvon's life in another jail and that Yvon and I had been arrested by the same PIGS at different places and times, and he, too, had been beaten by them. In the previous jail the guards stuck Yvon in a cell block with seven white men with intent to get him hurt. But we did not hurt him, and because I speak some French, I was able to communicate with Yvon.

About a month later the guards moved us to another cell block and a couple of the new guards attempted to kill Yvon and I stepped in to stop them, which is why Yvon returned the favor at the new prison. The cops that arrested Yvon beat him up because he did not answer their questions. Yvon could not speak English.

I also speak some Spanish and a little Japanese - the guards were grossly misinformed as to my background. At the state prison they took Yvon out of the cell block and in his place they brought in a man who had full blown AIDS with open sores all over his body; and they made me sit with him in the dining hall for every meal. Do you think that they were attempting to have me catch AIDS?

Two weeks before I was scheduled to be released, they moved two COP killers in the cell block with me; and eleven days before my release the prison counselor told these two men, one Haitian and one Cuban, that I was a COP. It was arranged for them to kill me by guards slipping one a shank and the other a club. However, there was a surprise cell block search and they lost their weapons the next morning. But that night they attacked me from behind and smashed my head into a concrete wall. I ended up with two broken ribs and two broken facial bones and several lacerations. The guards just picked me up, threw me into my bed and left me there to die.

Just as the guards closed the cell door, I could hear inmates shouting up and down the halls "Jimmy, they beat David; Jimmy, they beat David." The captain of the guard came into our cell block and demanded to know what was going on. The guard told him that I had gotten hurt, but that I would be okay. Jimmy did not buy their story and demanded that my cell be opened and the lights turned on. He took a look at me all covered with blood and looked all around my cell, blood was everywhere. He reached down, pulled out his cell phone and dialed 911. The guards asked him what he was doing. He ordered them to prepare the prisoner for transport. "Hello, please send an ambulance." I spent the next 24 hours in ICU. Jimmy also assigned his three most trusted guards to watch over me while I was in the hospital, which was greatly appreciated.

What most of the guards did not know, was that Jimmy and I spent three nights per week, when no one else was around, studying the Bible together. Yah is not finished with me yet, or I would have been dead in those hell holes. And, I have a clean bill of health, no AIDS and no cancer. These are only a few of the ordeals that I was put through. I was beaten once by three city pigs and six times by jailers, pistolwhipped to unconsciousness, shot in the leg, forcefully administered intoxicating drugs for 10 weeks and attacked two other times, without explanation or provocation, by inmates, one tried to kill me. From the drugs, I was to a point where I could not stay awake for more then 15 to 20 minutes at time. They even locked me in a steel 6x8 box with no windows and only a 25 watt light bulb for for three weeks, as well as, they locked me in a cell for four days with no clothing and assigned women to guard me. For the most part so-called correctional officers are very sick and sorry individuals; several are worse animals than those whom they cage. Someone wanted me DEAD!

I know what the gestapo did to Edgar Steele: cold-blooded MURDER.  They tortured him, drugged, then they killed him; and took great pleasure in doing so. I hope that my giving details of my personal experience will help people understand what these evil demoniacs did to Edgar Steele.

These demoniacs practice witchcraft and usually do these type of ritualistic murders in threes, just as they did with the murders of Esquire Johnny Cochrane (scapegoat offered up unto Mercury, Mammon or Commerce; March 29), Terri Schiavo (sacrificial lamb offered up unto Jupiter, Zeus; March 31 at 09:05), and Pope John-Paul II (bull sacrifice offered up unto Saturn, Cronus or Baal; April 2 at 21:38) back in 2005.

The Pope was murdered by three blows to the head with a brass hammer; and his death was set at 2 and 22 minutes (222) before the stroke of midnight. Both times of Terri's and Pope's deaths total five, the number of demonology. Those in power consider that he was too old to be Pope. Their sacrifices that week were to establish euthanasia as the norm; terminate the sick, the weak and the old. 2 is the number representing destruction, and they destroyed 3 lives. The Scriptures state, "fear not those who can kill the body, but Him who can kill the body and soul."

The shootings in Arizona, 2011 of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (the scapegoat), Christina-Taylor Green (who was 9, born 9-11-2001, the sacrificial lamb) and Federal Judge John Roll (63, the bull sacrifice).   These deaths were supposed to have brought about the "completion" of some sinister plot, however, I believe that the plot failed. 6 plus 3 equals 9. 9 is completion or the number of man.

It appears that Joan Rivers may have been the sacrificial lamb and Edgar Steele their bull sacrifice. Therefore, who was their scapegoat sacrifice? Their deaths were seven days apart. Joan was euthanized on the east coast and Edgar on the west coast. The Statue of Liberty (Semiramis - Ishtar) is in New York and the Bohemian Owl is in California (Tammuz - Molech). I suspect the scapegoat to be someone in or from the District of Criminals where the Temple of Baal (Nimrod - Saturn - Washington Monument) is located. Obamanation claims to be direct descendant of Semiramis and Tammuz. You connect the dots. These murders may be the prelude to an upcoming major orchestrated event.

May Edgar Steele never be forgotten; may his recommendations be implemented in the District of Criminals; and may those, who were responsible for his death lie dead in the streets while dogs pick their bones. Cursed are those who wrongfully and deceitfully murder us, one-at-a-time; while others stand idle, doing nothing.

Sir David-Andrew.
https://sirdavidandrew

 

__

Framing Edgar Steele

 

https://www.libertyroundtable.com/2011/10/18/framing-steele-case-study-sovietized-american-justice/

 

Framing Steele: A Case Study of Sovietized American "Justice"

 

Written by Will Grigg  //  October 18, 2011  //  Article  //  No comments

 

Edgar Steele (r.) confers with political activist Paul Venable.

 

Yes, I’d give the Devil the benefit of the law — for my own safety’s sake.

 

– Sir Thomas Moore, as depicted in A Man for All Seasons

 

When Edgar Steele was told on the morning of June 11, 2010, that his wife Cyndi had been killed when her SUV was run off the road in Oregon, his first reaction, understandably, was shock. That reaction mutated into panic minutes later when FBI Agent Michael Sotka told Steele that his mother-in-law had also been shot and killed.

 

“He wanted to contact family members and find out if they were okay,” testified State Trooper Jess Spike, who was at Steele’s home in Sagle, Idaho when the dire tidings were delivered. Asked by Agent Sotka who might have perpetrated those crimes and “who his enemies were,” Steele named “a number of organizations that may have been against him,” Spike continued. “There was like the Anti-Defamation League, Southern Poverty – there were one or two others. I don’t recall the acronyms or names of them.”

 

Trooper Spike was referring to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), which bankrupted the northern Idaho-based Aryan Nation white supremacist group in a 2000 lawsuit. Steele, a controversial lawyer who described himself as the “Attorney for the Damned,” had represented the Aryan Nation in court, thereby earning the abiding enmity of the SPLC and its allies, including the Anti-Defamation League — both of which are quasi-private affiliates of the Homeland Security apparatus.

In addition to his legal work, Steele was a polemicist on behalf of worldview that can fairly be characterized as white supremacist. The author of a book entitled Defensive Racism, Steele disavowed aggressive violence. This wasn’t true of at least some of his detractors: Prior to June 11, 2010, Edgar Steele had received death threats that the FBI had traced back to the the so-called Jewish Defense League, which has been implicated in more than adozen domestic terrorist incidents in the United States.

In the months leading up to June 11, Steele had endured a near-fatal heart attack. On the morning he received the news, he was still recuperating from a second health crisis, a nasal aneurysm that had left him hospitalized just a few weeks earlier. So he was in pretty fragile condition as horrible news accumulated suggesting that his enemies were laying siege to his family. But that wasn’t the final shock he was to endure on that crowded morning: Agent Sotka suddenly announced, “Your wife is not dead … you’re under arrest.”

 

 

As Sotka hauled the stunned and shaken Steele from his home, the FBI Agent encountered Dr. Allen Banks, a local biochemist family friend who had arrived that morning to help Steele haul a load of lumber from the Home Depot in nearby Coeur d’Alene.

 

Brandishing a recorder, Sotka triumphantly told Banks: “We’ve got everything we need right here.” A few hours after being led to believe that his wife and mother-in-law had been murdered, Steele was charged with hiring a local handyman named Larry Fairfax to kill them.

 

Trooper Spike would later admit in court that there was nothing in the June 11 conversation that indicated Steele’s guilt. The elaborate fiction created by Sotka was a “ruse” intended to get Steele to incriminate himself. Rather than reacting to a confession or a critical disclosure by Steele, Sotka arrested him when it became clear that he “wasn’t going to crack,” Trooper Spike recounted on the witness stand.

 

As it happens, within four days of arresting Steele, the FBI had a confession from a suspect who admitted to placing a pipe bomb on the automobile Cyndi Steele drove to Oregon City to visit her cancer-stricken mother: Larry Fairfax himself, who had reportedly carried out the plot with unnamed “accomplices.” The bomb was accidentally discovered when Mrs. Steele took the van to a Jiffy Lube. Fairfax, who we’re told approached the FBI on June 9 to report that Steele had hired him to murder his wife and mother-in-law, hadn’t disclosed the existence of the pipe bomb.

 

It wouldn’t have gone off — but the jury wasn’t told.

 

Fairfax, who had done some remodeling work on the Steele home, was supposedly asked to carry out the double murder for $25,000 that would come from an insurance pay-off. (Fairfax wasn’t aware that Steele had cancelled his wife’s insurance policy two years earlier.) This arrangement was supposedly made on May 27, just a few weeks after Steele had been hospitalized for his second life-threatening aneurysm.

 

Prior to Steele’s arrest, Fairfax had cashed in roughly $10,000 in silver. Edgar and Cyndi claimed that Fairfax — who knew where the family had cached precious metals on their property — had stolen the silver. Fairfax insists it was part of the pay-off for his role in the murder plot. All that is known for certain is that the silver had belonged to the Steeles before Fairfax cashed it in.

 

It is likewise known for sure that Fairfax — with the help of his still-unknown accomplices — built the pipe bomb and placed it on the undercarriage of Cyndi Steele’s vehicle. Edgar Steele’s only connection to the pipe bomb was a recorded June 10 conversation with Fairfax in which the phrase “car bomb” was spoken. Fairfax and the FBI insisted that the conversation made reference to an earlier, unrecorded agreement between the two of them that Fairfax would kill Cyndi Steele and her ailing mother.

 

During his testimony in Edgar Steele’s trial, Agent Sotka admitted that the FBI had given Fairfax and James Maher $500 and that “we decided to send Mr. Fairfax over to Portland in case Mr. Steele asked for a phone call from him.” That call, according to Agent Sotka, was intended to be Steele’s alibi, proving that he was nowhere near the scene of the crime when it occurred.

 

A stronger case can be made that this call was designed to be the finishing touch on the frame the Feds had constructed to entrap Steele. By calling from Oregon, Fairfax would create an interstate “nexus” that supposedly justified federal charges against Steele. It’s important to note that this element of the case against Steele involves something he didn’t do — namely, contacting Fairfax in Portland — while Sotka admitted under oath that it was the FBI that sent Fairfax to Portland.

 

Last May, following a trial that lasted less than a week, a federal jury convicted Steele on four counts, including conspiracy to commit murder. He faces a mandatory minimum of 30 years in prison – which, owing to his age and fragile health, is a life sentence. The prosecution case that resulted in that sentence is miraculously untainted by reliable evidence.

 

The alleged victim, Cyndi Steele, has been her husband’s most consistent and vocal defender, despite what she has described as intimidation by Agent Sotka. The so-called pipe bomb was little more than a stage prop incapable of exploding – a fact withheld by the Feds until the day after Steele’s trial ended, when it was introduced, without Government objections, during Larry Fairfax’s sentencing hearing.

 

Fairfax, who manufactured a supposedly “lethal” weapon of mass destruction as part of a plot to murder two innocent people, was charged with possession of an “unregistered firearm” and given a sentence of 27 months in prison (with credit for time served), followed by three years of supervised release. He was ordered to pay Cyndi Steele — his victim — a total of $900 in compensation. That detail eloquently testifies of the contemptuous hostility the Feds have for the uncooperative “victim.”

 

 

As with so many other prosecutions of this kind, this case shouldn’t have been in federal court in the first place.

 

Edgar Steele “did not `cause’ anyone to travel in interstate commerce,” points out his attorney Wesley Hoyt in a motion for a new trial. “Government informants Larry Fairfax and James Maher were dispatched from Idaho on June 11, 2010 by the Government, not the defendant. They were paid $500 by the FBI to travel to Oregon … so that FBI Agent Sotka could have Fairfax call Mr. Steele from an Oregon prefix” – thereby creating a supposed “jurisdictional link” to justify a federal prosecution.

 

This is a familiar FBI tactic: Where there is no clear federal “nexus,” create one through a letter or an interstate telephone call. In the 1991 case U.S. v. Coats, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that an FBI-instigated interstate phone call that “was contrived by the Government for that reason alone” did not provide the desired “jurisdictional link.”

 

The FBI’s claim that Steele had actually hired Fairfax to kill his wife depends on two dubious pieces of evidence, neither of which is sufficient alone but that supposedly validate each other: The ambiguous and disputed recording of a conversation between Fairfax and Steele on June10, 2010, and Fairfax’s testimony.

 

Judge Winmill (l.) with Russian Judge Vladimir Soloyev in 2002.

 

During the trial in Boise, the defense repeatedly objected to the introduction of the recording, and the Government-provided transcript, on the basis that they were offered without “foundation.”

 

Addressing that objection, Federal District Judge Lynn Winmill ruled that “if he [Fairfax] testifies that he has listened to it and it accurately sets forth what was said at the time, then that is the foundation.” In its closing arguments, the prosecution heavily emphasized the claim that the recordings likewise “corroborated” Fairfax’s account. The problem here is that both of those pieces of “evidence” are terminally flawed – and since each of them is thoroughly impeachable, they can’t be used to validate each other.

 

The chain of custody necessary to authenticate the recordings breaks down at the very first link. Fairfax’s demonstrated dishonesty (the Feds were forced to admit that he was “not completely forthcoming” about the pipe bomb) makes him unsuitable as a corroborative witness regarding their reliability. “In order to authenticate the records, the Government presented the testimony of an admitted liar … who during trial stated that on June 9, 2010 he lied to the FBI when he did not tell them about the existence of a bomb on Mrs. Steele’s car,” notes the motion for a new trial.

 

FBI Agent Sotka claimed that Fairfax and Steele were under constant surveillance on the Steele family’s property while the recorded conversations took place. However, the discussion took place in a barn, while the two of them were concealed from view. Since the device concealed on Fairfax was a recorder rather than a “wire,” nobody heard the conversations as they actually occurred.

 

On the witness stand Agent Sotka described how he downloaded the digital audio file from the recording device onto an FBI computer in Coeur d’Alene with a special proprietary software program. From there, the file was reportedly uploaded to a database at an FBI lab in Virginia. Sotka did this without listening to the recorded conversation. He then copied the file onto a compact disc, from which the file was re-copied onto a second disc. At that point, according to Sotka, he purged the original digital file from the recording device, since “part of the procedure is to delete the conversation and have the recorder clear for the next time you need to use it.”

 

Sotka appears to be selectively fastidious about following FBI procedures, since he did all of this by himself, without having a second Agent present, as dictated by Bureau policy. What this means is that the recordings heard by the court – and that had been played to Cyndi Steele by Agent Sotka prior to the trial – were, at the very best, a third-generation copy of the original digital file, which was destroyed by Sotka without being heard by himself or anybody else.

When the version of the recording was played for Cyndi Steele, the alleged victim and target of the purported murder-for-hire plot was not convinced that what she heard was an actual conversation involving her husband. Furthermore, the version of the recording played in court contained an odd repetitive clicking noise, which the prosecution insisted was the sound of “Tic-Tacs” rattling in Fairfax’s pocket. That noise, which wasn’t present on the pre-trial version, is the kind of audio artifact that can result when a recording is digitally assembled from several different sources.

 

Dr. George Papcun, a forensic scientist who has served as an expert witness and law enforcement consultant for several decades, detected numerous “transients” and other anomalies – by one count, roughly 300 of them — in the pre-trial version of the FBI recordings. Dr. Papcun concluded that there was “a reasonable degree of scientific probability that [the recordings] do not represent a true and valid representation of reality and they are unreliable.” That assessment provides ample, if not unassailable, grounds for reasonable doubt, especially in light of Dr. Papcun’s credentials.

 

After finishing his undergraduate degree in mathematics at the University of Arizona, Papcun went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Formal Linguistics and a Ph.D. in Linguistics (with a specialization in Acoustic Phonetics) from UCLA. As a graduate student, Papcun was awarded Ford Foundation and National Defense education fellowships; his professional work earned an award from Johns Hopkins University and a place on the R&D-100 list of top achievers in “Technological Innovation.” He has been an advisor to local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, and an expert forensic witness in numerous high-profile cases.

 

Not surprisingly, the prosecution attempted to exclude both Dr. Papcun’s report and his testimony from the trial. On May 2, Judge Winmill held a hearing to determine whether the defense would be permitted to present Papcun’s testimony. At the time, Papcun was vacationing in Bora Bora, and Winmill initially ruled that he could testify via video conference on the following day. However, the prosecution complained that this arrangement would be unacceptable, since it wouldn’t permit them to “confront” the witness – a right that is guaranteed to the defendant, not the prosecution, by the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

 

On May 3, Judge Winmill, exhibiting his habitual, undisguised bias in favor of the prosecution, dutifully reversed his ruling and issued an entirely whimsical demand that Dr. Papcun be physically present in Boise, Idaho no later than 8:30 a.m. the following morning – Wednesday, May 4 – in order to testify at the trial.

Since neither teleportation nor sub-orbital commercial flight is presently available, the earliest Papcun could be available was Thursday, May 5. Papcun was willing to interrupt his vacation, and the defense was willing to pay the expense. However, Judge Winmill – who was consistently flexible in meeting the prosecution’s demands – maintained that there wasn’t sufficient wiggle room in his schedule to permit Papcun to testify on Thursday. None of this would have been necessary, of course, if Winmill had simply stuck to his initial ruling and permitted Dr. Papcun to offer fully interactive testimony by way of a video conference held at the nearest U.S. consulate.

 

Judge Winmill’s earnest concern for the supposed right of the prosecution to “confront” Dr. Papcun stands in stark contrast to his indifference to Edgar Steele’s constitutionally protected right to confront a key prosecution witness, Ukrainian resident Tatyana Loginova – whom Steele had contacted as part of what he and his wife Cyndi both described as his research into the Russian “mail-0rder bride” scam. 

 

Steele’s daughter Kesley testified under oath that both she and her mother were aware of that research, and often joked about it. That account was confirmed from the witness stand by family friend Allan Banks, who said that Steele had told him about contacting several women from the former Soviet Union as “part of a legal case.”

 

 

The question of motive was probably the biggest of the numerous weaknesses in the prosecution’s case: Why would a man who had just recovered from a near-fatal aortic aneurysm seek to murder the wife whose personal care had been indispensable to his recovery?

The prosecution confected a story in which Steele – a senior citizen in fragile health – was secretly trolling the Web in search of a nubile young girlfriend, and had developed a schoolboy crush on Miss Loginova.

 

Loginova’s testimony was critical to the prosecution’s case, and the “right to confront” protected by the Sixth Amendment required that Steele and his counsel be given an opportunity to cross-examine her. However, Winmill permitted the prosecution to enter into evidence a videotaped deposition conducted via video conference with the aid of a Russian language translator. Loginova’s story included a claim that Steele had promised to visit her in Ukraine in August 2010.

 

While the Edgar Steele jury was permitted to hear Loginova’s videotaped testimony, it was not permitted to hear the testimony of Dr. Robert Stoll, who had spent several hours in Steele’s company on June 10 – the day he supposedly planned to murder his wife. Dr. Stoll, a local veterinarian, has filed an affidavit recounting how he had discussed Steele’s health problems and how he was impressed by “the manner of Edgar’s tender affection for his wife and family. I believe that this man’s intent … when I visited him was not to kill anyone, especially his wife.”

 

Cyndi Steele and attorney Wesley Hoyt.

 

To understand the deeply prejudicial nature of Winmill’s rulings in this regard it’s necessary to take into account the composition of the jury: In a case involving an alleged plot by a husband to murder his middle-aged wife, the jury consisted of eleven women and one man.

 

The panel that emerged from voir dire was ideal for the prosecution’s theory of the case, which could have been the plot from any of several dozen made-for-TV movies of the kind broadcast incessantly on the “Lifetime” cable network: The scheming, unfaithful husband, driven by ego and what remains of his mid-life libido, plots to murder his long-suffering wife in order to take up with a pneumatic trophy bimbo.

Edgar Steele is a widely despised figure. His legal practice was devoted to defending the rights of similarly marginalized and disreputable people out of the conviction that “it is the … politically incorrect whose rights are first infringed and then eliminated,” as he pointed out in a speech he delivered in Jekyll Island, Georgia almost exactly two years before his Stalinist show trial in Boise.

Actually, the comparison to the Soviet-era Russian legal system is unfair, given that a defendant hauled before a Soviet criminal tribunal actually enjoyed a small but measurable chance of acquittal.

After the Bolsheviks seized power in 1917, the jury system — which had been established under Alexander II in 1864 — was abolished and replaced with”People’s Courts” composed of a judge and a panel of two to six Party-appointed “assessors” who heard all of the evidence and decided all questions of both fact and law. The assessors “became known as `nodders’ for simply nodding in agreement with the judge,” wrote federal Judge John C. Coughenour in an article published by the Seattle University Law Review. “People’s assessors virtually always agreed with judges; acquittals were virtually nonexistent…. [U]nlike our adversarial system, the Soviet inquisitorial criminal justice system neither prioritized nor emphasized the rights of individual defendants, but instead paid homage to the interests of the state.”

 

What Judge Coughenour describes as a contrast between the Soviet and American legal systems is actually one of the strongest points of similarity. Lew Rockwell recently pointed out that in the pseudo-legal proceedings referred to as “trials” by the federal Leviathan, the defendant “wins once every 212 times” — a respectable approximation of “never.” During the late Stalin era, Soviet procurators were ordered to achieve a 100 percent conviction rate; their counterparts in contemporary U.S. federal courts have essentially accomplished that feat. This is because the federal system, like its Soviet predecessor, is designed to serve the interests of the State — and federal juries are typically purged of anyone unwilling to play the role of “nodder” in a show trial.

 

During jury selection in the Edgar Steele “trial,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Traci Whelan, who presided over the prosecution, carefully scrutinized potential jurors for what she called “hidden biases” against “the United States Government.” Neither Whelan nor Judge Winmill was willing to abide the presence of any juror who understood that the jury’s role is to force the government to overcome the constitutionally prescribed “bias” in favor of the defendant. They needn’t have worried.

 

In Idaho, the most “anti-government” state in the Soyuz, the Feds were able to win a murder conspiracy conviction in a case without a victim, a murder weapon, or a motive, using only a doctored audio recording and the self-exculpating testimony of an admitted liar who confessed to manufacturing and planting the non-functional bomb. Andrei Vyshinsky would be suitably impressed.

 

Ref: https://sirdavidandrew.com/Edgar/FramingEdgarSteele.html

___

Greetings,

Edgar Steel wrote Modern Sense back in December 2002.  It was the result of a series of six emails.  I compiled those emails and put it in booklet form and then added my two cents and sent it out in the attached format the 3rd week of January 2003.

Edgar's Modern Sense is based on Thomas Paine's Common Sense and he recommends a replacement form of government.  I did not agree with all of his recommendations; however, it was better than what we have now.    It is food for thought.

Discussion on fixing the CON CON is a waste of time, since it is not possible to fix that which was fraud on its face from the beginning.  Did I mention that the CON CON was FRAUD. 

Done that, been there!  And, the exposure of this back in the mid-90s cost me 704 days and four days of my life and almost my life.

Wow!  Where have you been?  How many folks even know the true history and origin behind the CON CON?

https://sirdavidandrew.com/Edgar/Common_Sense-Modern_Sense_2003.pdf

Subject: Common Sense-Modern Sense 2003
From: "Sir David-Andrew" <davidtheherald@a-znet.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2003 04:33:18 -0500
To: <Undisclosed-Recipient:;@mail.a-znet.com;>
Twenty-sixth Day First Month, A.D. Two Thousand Three
Common Sense – Modern Sense
2003
Introduction
Edgar J. Steele has been out there shaking the trees and rattling the cages of politicians and bureau-rats
for several years. Esquire Steele is not the ordinary Attorney, however. This man knows quit a lot about
the law; as is evident in the following treatise; therefore, it would be truthful to call him a Lawyer, and
not an Attorney. Lawyers are those who are knowledgeable in the law, but Attorneys are twisters who
belong to the BAR and have been taught court procedure (Baal Worship), not law. Most Attorneys are an
incompetent lot, who lust after Mammon. The Florida Bar (one of the worst) claims 70,000+ members, but
acknowledges in its own publications that less than 2,800 are board certified as competent. However, one
must realize that in most states, membership to the BAR is mandatory in order to ‘practice law’; and
Lawyers across this great Land are rebelling and organizing against this unconstitutional requirement. It is
obvious by the following writing that even though he is, or should I say was, a member of the BAR [British
Aristocratic Regency – British Accreditation Registry], he will not be for long, for surely it is ‘off with his
head’.
Thomas Jefferson, a Lawyer and a good one I might add, despised Attorneys and stated that if they were
ever allowed to hold public office that they would be the destruction of this great Nation. He detested
them as much as he did Banksters. He, also, stated that there was need for a Revolution every 70 years
just to keep this Nation as a free Republic. [Fussy Math -- 1776 + 210 = 1996] The time for a Revolution is
long over due. All the wars for the past one hundred and five years have been sideshows to distract the
People from the real business at hand. Thomas Jefferson and Noah Webster avidly fought to keep Bible
reading in public schools; by law, when Bible reading ended in public schools, statehood ceased to exist.
The united States of America died.
Edgar Steele does not demonstrate any allegiance to the Crown or the Just-US Dynasty run by her
"Majesty’s" irresponsible Cousins here on these shores. The United States is a British Crown State and has
been since 1871. Folks wake up King Shrub is as bad, if not worse, then his double Cousins Slick Willie.
Slick is the grandson of John D. Rockefeller and Grand Nephew of Thomas Woodrow Wilson. Slick, Bob
Dole and Jack Kemp are all direct descendants of Henry VII. That is correct, they are all Cousins. In fact,
all Presidents since the War of Aggression (or second Revolution, depending upon one’s perception,) have
been direct blood descendants of the Kings and Queens of England. Then, we must not forget their Cousin
Dick and Cousin Colon, too. Daily, it is becoming more obvious that we are being scrxxxx, well you should
get the picture. Edgar Steele has poured out his soul in this following plea to conscious and sanity, Modern
Sense. He could and most likely will be disbarred for willful defiance and disloyalty to the Crown, if not
‘off with his head’.
Common Sense-Modern Sense 2003
2 of 27 8/28/2009 9:50 PM
Am I afraid? No, but I do not like the idea of being at ground zero, the second or third wave would be
whole lot nicer. What do I have to lose by supporting Edgar’s effort? I do not have much to lose, since in
October of 1998 I was the number ONE Patriot under Siege in America. If you the reader could just
comprehend how cruel and wicked your Masters are, and when your name goes on the list "it ain’t comin’
off"; so, you might as well stand and fight. Cousin Elizabeth apparently does not like me much already,
since she has never answered any of the correspondence that I have sent to her since 1998, warning her of
this very day. It is ironic, that I am both of the House of Paine and the House of Stewart; and am known by
the troops as Major Paine. Though, too, I am a Herald, the keeper of the genealogical records and records
of crests, shields and heraldry; and I received my Heraldry without the Queen’s blessing, for I am a
servant of the King of kings, and Lord of lords; and, it is His blessings that I seek. And, being that I am of
the House of Stewart: I am David, son of David, King of Israel. My ancestral Stewart-Paine families were
Revolutionary War Soldiers, who fought King George III.
I do not believe that Edgar has written this for these British Royalties’ benefit, since they have not eyes to
see or ears to hear, and they speak with forked tongues. They are deaf, dumb and blind, worshippers of
idols and practitioners of witchcraft and sorcery. It appears that King Shrub intends to bring about an
all-out-assault upon this Land by May Day; sending almost all American soldiers overseas while using
foreign communist troops to invade our shores. It is time to buy more powder, not beer. Edgar has written
Modern Sense for your admonition; hopefully each of you will take this to heart; your future depends on
it.
I do not agree with some of Edgar’s conclusions and recommendations, and you may not either; but that is
not important. What is important is that some reasonable directions has been brought forward and now
lies on the table for consideration. I had considered doing this every thing six years ago, but circumstance
beyond my control prevented me do much of anything of value. I comprehend the reasoning and the logic
behind certain conclusions and recommendations that Edgar has drawn; and that these may be workable
under certain conditions or restraints. We are Gentlemen who can work it when the time comes.
However, public forum is not the place to debate matters such as these, since the likes of Morris Sleeze
(who would turn the debate into a circus, majoring on prejudice, bigotry and hate, not morals, logic or
reason. And, I have a hunch that Edgar has already made Morris’ sleaze list, along with thousands of other
great Patriots. Folks, if you remember Morris Sleeze has accused some my friends and myself of being
anti-Shemites; this spelling is correct, it is Sleeze and his friends who do not know how to spell this
Hebrew word correctly. Several times his railing accusation against me have appeared on front page
News, since August 1996. How dare he, a son of Gomer, call me, a descendant of King David, an
anti-Shemite!
Thomas Paine, gave the ultimate sacrifice, he died a forgotten hero. Only, five friends attend his funeral
when he was buried in southern New York state. He was without children. His only daughter died in
England at the age of thirteen, of cholera or diphtheria, I forget which. Thomas had two wives, but
neither of them ever came to America. Thomas’ body was later resumed and taken back to England to be
buried with one of his wives. Why should his body remain here, since the People too soon had already
forgotten the price that he had paid for their freedom. On January 1, 1776, his pamphlet Common Sense
first appeared.
I hope Edgar likes this and finds it to be a fitting Introduction. I have taken the liberty to cleanup the type
set, typo errors, spelling, some grammatical structure or punctuation being careful to maintain form and
intent, and general appearance and readability. In this form it should be ready for easy Pamphleteering;
start the presses.
Maybe, these Master’s of the m-asses will take time to read this; though, if they do it will make them
shake in their boots. Maybe even worse, because I imagine if they have read this far that they are already
quit angry; but that is too bad. Hang on bureau-rats it is about to get a whole lot worse for you.
Especially, if you the People take this to heart. We are about to take a walk in the light and the things
these humans do in the dark, will be exposed. Are you ready, or are you just going to sit back, pop
another beer and watch these tyrants murder your children? I am not dead yet, though Yah knows how
Common Sense-Modern Sense 2003
3 of 27 8/28/2009 9:50 PM
often they have plotted and tried and failed, my body still aches from the wounds, but if I should fall, who
will carry the Banner? If I should fall, who will carry the Banner? Today, Edgar is quit stately carrying the
Banner; but if he should fall, who will carry the Banner? We are on the verge of War.
"Let us not, I beseech you, deceive ourselves (any) longer. We have done everything that
could be done to avert the storm, which is now coming on. If we wish to be free – we must
fight! I repeat, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to (our Heavenly Father) is all that is
left us! They tell us, that we are weak – unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But
when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next, or the next year? Will it be when we are
totally disarmed and when a guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather
strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by
lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusion phantom of hope, until our enemies
shall have bound us hand and foot? We are not weak, if we make a proper use of those means
which (our Creator) has placed in our power...The battle, is not to the strong alone: it is the
vigilant, the active, the brave." – Christian Patriot, Patrick Henry.
A few day ago, I mailed out Common Sense written by Thomas Paine 1776, and now Modern Sense by
Edgar Steele 2003. What is that I hear on the streets of Boston, Dallas or L.A.! Is it the clanking of chains
or musket's roar? May I present, Edgar Steele with Modern Sense.
Sir David-Andrew.
*************************
Modern Sense
(Part I, revised)
(With absolutely no apologies to Thomas Paine)
by Edgar J. Steele
December 26, 2002
Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its
worst
state an intolerable one; for when we suffer, or are exposed to the same miseries by a government,
which
we might expect in a country without government, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that we
furnish the means by which we suffer. --- Thomas Paine, "Common Sense" (Feb 1776)
Preface
There are a remarkable number of parallels between pre-Revolutionary America and the America of
today. It is downright spooky how, in their writings of that time, our founding fathers might have been
speaking directly to this
generation of Americans. Then again, I do not believe in coincidence so perhaps, in a sense, they were.
Common Sense-Modern Sense 2003
4 of 27 8/28/2009 9:50 PM
How appropriate that those of us who advocate a return to the ideals of those days are called "patriots," a
word which has taken on as derisive a meaning when mouthed by government agents today as those
uttered about our
forebears by King George's men during the first American revolution.
Nor is it coincidence that those of us labeled as "Patriots" wear the mark with respect and honor. I count
myself proudly among their number and pray only that my work be worthy of inclusion.
It takes a little work to update the founding fathers' works to modern forms of language and phrasing, but
the result is nothing short of amazing, particularly when we replace "England" with "Federal Government"
and "King
George" with "The President."
I have presumed to do just that with Thomas Paine's "Common Sense" in this series, a four-part work
written and published in early 1776 as part of a broad effort to convince the American settlers to declare
independence from
England.
In several places, I have retained Paine's wording intact, where it has particular impact in its original
form. In others, I have edited and rephrased mercilessly, while trying to hew to the apparent intent of his
argument.
I do not suggest that this is an improvement upon what Thomas Paine had to say. I believe only that this is
how he might have said it, were he alive today and speaking of the grotesquerie that our government has
become.
As you read this section, you might find it useful to compare it with its counterpart in the original
"Common Sense." One of many on-line sources for Thomas Paine's "Common Sense":
https://www.bartleby.com/133/.
I have maintained the original's organization and structure in this rewrite, in order to facilitate direct
comparison.
----------------***********************------------------
To the Inhabitants of America on the following interesting subjects
I. Of the origin and design of government in general, with concise remarks on the American
Constitution. (12/26/02)
II. Of the imperial presidency and hereditary succession. (Released 12/28/02)
III. Thoughts on the present state of American affairs. (Subpart a released 1/2/03; subpart b
released 1/8/03; subpart c released 1/15/03)
Common Sense-Modern Sense 2003
5 of 27 8/28/2009 9:50 PM
IV. Of the present ability of America, with some miscellaneous reflections. (Released
1/19/03)
----------------***********************------------------
Part I: Of the origin and design of government in general, with concise remarks on the American
Constitution.
Virtually all Americans have so confused society with government, as to leave little distinction between
them, though they are different and have different origins.
Society is produced by our wants, government by our wantonness. Society promotes our happiness;
government restrains our vices. Society is our patron; government is our punisher.
Society is our blessing, while government is but a necessary evil. At its worst, a government is intolerable
because we provide it the very means by which it oppresses us.
Since man is not guided always by the finer dictates of conscience, some form of government is necessary.
Thus, we choose to give up a portion of our wealth to sustain government, though that decision must
involve selection of the least among evils.
Security being the purpose of government, we prefer that which provides it at the least cost, with the
greatest benefit.
To gain a clear idea of the purpose of government, imagine a small number of people settling in a distant
land, with no connection to any others. In this natural state, society will be their first thought, since a
division of labor among them will produce the greatest common and individual good. Each member of the
society will do that for which he or she is best suited, with the whole providing protection and producing
far more than the sum of
its parts.
But, as the base necessities of life are ensured, human nature being what it is, a group discussion of
problems will ensue. Initially, rules will be informal and their violation met with mere group disapproval.
Each member
of society, naturally, will be heard at first.
As the group's members increase, so will the problems, as will the distance members must travel to
discuss the problems. It will become convenient to select a few of the group's members, who have the
same concerns as those selecting them, and who will act as the whole group would, if assembled. As the
society grows ever larger, it will be necessary to add to the select governing group, so as to ensure
representation of all the interests present in the burgeoning society.
To ensure that the members elected to the governing body not form interests separate from those
electing them, prudence dictates frequent elections, with the members elected returning to general
society. Because the elected
return in a short time to become a part of the governed, the fidelity of the government is assured and the
support of the people guaranteed. This is the basis for the strength of government and the happiness of
Common Sense-Modern Sense 2003
6 of 27 8/28/2009 9:50 PM
the governed.
Thus, government is seen to be necessary due to the failure of moral virtue to govern. The purpose of
government also is clear: freedom and security.
Clear reason shows all else concerning government merely to be contrived. Nature shows us that the
simplest things are least likely to fail, yet, are easily repaired when they do fail. This maxim illustrates my
idea of government and provides the basis for a few remarks on the American Constitution.
The American Constitution was noble for its time, and provided much-needed respite from a world
overrun with tyranny and disorder. But, that it is imperfect, subject to misinterpretation and incapable of
producing what it
seems to promise, it is easy to see.
Totalitarian governments have the advantage of simplicity; if the people suffer, they know who to blame
what to do and are not confused by discussions of causes and cures.
But the American Constitution has brought forth a body of federal and state laws so complex that the
nation has suffered for years with nobody able to say in which part the fault lies. Some say in one portion
and some in another, and every political physician prescribes a different medicine.
Though it may be difficult to get over old prejudices, if we examine the component parts of the American
Constitution, we shall find it to contain the remains of two ancient tyrannies, together with some new
republican
ills.
First, the remains of monarchical tyranny in the person of the President; second, the remains of
aristocratical tyranny in the persons of the judiciary. Third, the new republican ills in the persons of the
legislatures at all level of government.
The first two, though originally derived from popular support and selected from the people, now have
become independent of the people. In a constitutional sense, they contribute nothing toward the freedom
of America.
To say that the Constitution is a union of three branches, reciprocally checking one another, is nonsense.
To say that the Congress is a check upon the President presupposes two things: First, that the President is
not to be trusted or, in other words, that a thirst for absolute power is the natural disease of those
elected
President. Second, that Congressmen, being elected to check upon the President, are either wiser or
worthier of confidence than the President.
But, as the same Constitution gives Congress power to stymie the President by withholding spending
power, it gives the President power to stymie Congress by empowering him to veto their bills. Thus, the
Constitution
supposes the President wiser than those, it has already supposed to be wiser than he, a patent absurdity.
Common Sense-Modern Sense 2003
7 of 27 8/28/2009 9:50 PM
There is something ridiculous about the composition of the Presidency: the man is excluded from
information concerning common society, yet empowered to act in cases requiring the highest judgment.
The state of the office
shuts its occupant off from the world, yet its business requires him to know it thoroughly.
How did the Presidency come by a power, which the people are afraid to trust and always obliged to
check? Such a power could not be the gift of a wise people; neither can any power which needs checking
be from God. Yet the
Constitution supposes such a power to exist.
But the Constitution is unequal to the task; the means will not accomplish the end. As all the wheels of a
machine are put in motion by one, it only remains to know which power in the Constitution has the most
weight, for
that will govern. Though the other powers may slow its motion, so long as they cannot stop it, they will be
ineffectual. The first moving power will at last have its way, and what it wants in speed will be supplied
by time.
That the Presidency is the overbearing part in the American Constitution needs not be mentioned, and
that it derives its power from being the giver of positions and wager of war is self-evident. Though we
have been wise enough to lock the door against absolute monarchy, we have been foolish enough to
deliver the key to the President.
The prejudice of Americans, in favor of their own government by executive, legislative and judicial
branches, arises as much or more from national pride than reason. Individuals are undoubtedly safer in
America than in
some other countries, but the will of the President is as much the law of the land in America as was the
King's in old England, with but one difference: Instead of always proceeding directly from his mouth by
fiat or Executive Order, it is handed to the people under the guise of an act of Congress. The fate of kings
of old has made their modern counterparts only more subtle - not more just.
Laying aside all national pride and prejudice, the plain truth is that, wholly owing to the constitution of
the people, and not to the Constitution of America, the Presidency is not as oppressive in America as in,
say, Iraq or Zimbabwe.
An inquiry into the constitutional errors in the American form of government is necessary. As we are
incapable of meting out justice to others while we labor under the influence of partiality, neither are we
capable of critiquing ourselves while our judgment is clouded by prejudice. As a man taken with a
mistress is unfit to judge his wife, so any predilection for a rotten constitution will disable us from
discerning a good one.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Modern Sense (Part II)
(With absolutely no apologies to Thomas Paine)
by Edgar J. Steele
December 28, 2002
Common Sense-Modern Sense 2003
8 of 27 8/28/2009 9:50 PM
(I)t is the republican and not the monarchical part of the constitution of England which Englishmen glory
in, viz., the liberty of choosing a house of commons from out of their own body- and it is easy to see that
when the republican virtue fails, slavery ensues. ---Thomas Paine, "Common Sense" (Feb 1776)
-----------------------------------------------------
Part II: Of the imperial presidency and hereditary succession.
All men are created equal, but they need not stay that way. Some become rich and some poor, rarely due
either to oppression or by means of avarice.
While wealth may produce oppression, it is rarely attained by oppression. And, though the avaricious may
avoid poverty, they generally lack the discipline to attain wealth.
But there is a more significant distinction between men, for which no natural or religious reason can be
given: the difference between citizen and ruler.
Male and female are distinctions of nature, good and bad, distinctions of morality. But, how a group of
men came into the world so exalted above the other, distinguished like some new species, begs
examination. Of equal importance: whether this new distinction is the source of happiness or of misery.
Originally, when there were no rulers in the world; there was no war. Generally, those countries that have
continued without strong leaders have been the most peaceful. History as recorded in the Bible shows
happy
patriarchies, which gave way to Jewish royalty and concomitant misery. Heathens first showed the way
with Kings, idolized in their death. Christian nations have done them one better by idolizing their rulers
while still alive.
Just as setting one man above others cannot be justified from the natural scheme of things, neither can it
be defended in scripture, where the Almighty expressly disapproves of government by kings.
Three thousand years elapsed from the Biblical account of Creation until the Jews sought to replace their
republican form of government with a king. Gideon, who prevailed against the Midianites, Israel's stronger
oppressor, rejected the crown thrust upon him, saying, "I will not rule over you, neither shall my son rule
over you. The Lord shall rule over you." Gideon properly rejected not only the crown, but also the right of
the people, even, to give a crown.
One Hundred-thirty years after Gideon, Samuel also fought against the popular outcry for the naming of a
king (so that Israel might be "like other nations"). Samuel noted that, not only would the king take the
best of everything then owned by the citizens, "The Lord will not hear you in that day."
Hereditary succession, in addition to the degradation of accepting an absolute ruler, is both an insult and
an imposition on posterity. If all are created equal, then nobody by birth should have the right to set up
his own family in preference to others. While one may deserve the honor of his contemporaries, his
descendants would only rarely be worthy to inherit that honor.
Common Sense-Modern Sense 2003
9 of 27 8/28/2009 9:50 PM
Hereditary succession includes, not just from father to son, but from circumstance to circumstance, and
the whimsical designation of one in power.
The strongest natural proof of the folly of hereditary right is that nature disapproves it, else she would
not so frequently turn it into ridicule by giving mankind the likes of George W. Bush, Hillary Clinton or any
of the House of Windsor.
As no man should possess any public honors other than those bestowed upon himself, so the givers of
those honors should have no right to give away the right of posterity. Though the people may choose one
for their ruler, they could not, without manifest injustice, say, "Your children shall rule over ours,"
because the next succession might put them under the rule of a fool.
Even true kings, traced to their first rise, likely were nothing better than the principal ruffian of some
restless gang, whose savage manners earned him the title of chief among plunderers. Hereditary
succession, in the early ages of monarchy, could not have taken place as a matter of divine claim, but
only endowed with such after the lapse of a few generations, as the result of some trumped-up
superstitious tale. Thus was hereditary right crammed down the throats of the vulgar.
The office of the American president has become akin to hereditary right, with very few able to lay claim
to it, all of a stripe with differences in appearance only, and all beholden to the moneyed class that
selects their number, time and again. None but those so chosen are offered to the citizens in the
primaries, so that it is irrelevant precisely who is ultimately elected.
America, since the first revolution, has known some good presidents, but groaned beneath a larger
number of bad ones, particularly of late.
It is no coincidence that the Twentieth Century saw the American presidency become a truly imperial
office, resplendent with the tokens and privileges of rank previously reserved to the mightiest and richest
of kings
throughout history.
It is no coincidence that the current American president is but a poor reflection of his father, who
occupied that position less than a generation previous, a man plucked from nowhere and anointed with
sufficient money and influence to carry through the entire electoral process.
It is no coincidence that the current president's father was head of the American secret police for a time.
It is no coincidence that the current president was born into a moneyed and privileged family, one that
travels in the top levels of society throughout the world.
It is no coincidence that one rumored to be preparing to seek the presidency is the wife of the last man to
hold the office.
The plain truth is that the validity of presidential succession in America will not bear looking into.
It is not so much the absurdity as the evil of American presidential succession that concerns us. As it opens
a door to the foolish, the wicked and the improper, it has in it the nature of oppression.
Common Sense-Modern Sense 2003
10 of 27 8/28/2009 9:50 PM
Men who look upon themselves born to reign, and others to obey, soon grow insolent; selected from the
rest of mankind, their minds are early poisoned by importance. The world they act in differs so materially
from the world
at large, that they have but little opportunity of knowing its true interests.
The most plausible plea in favor of the American presidency is that it preserves the nation from civil wars.
Were this true, it would be persuasive, yet it is among the most barefaced of falsities. Abraham Lincoln,
believed to be among the greatest of presidents, fomented and prosecuted the bloodiest war known to
America, and the only one fought entirely on its own soil, a civil war of the first order.
Lincoln was the first to gather to the office of the presidency many of the rights, privileges and powers
now taken for granted to be a part of the American presidency, yet which specifically the nation's
founders had eschewed.
There have been others since Lincoln, who have singularly usurped the power of other offices, so that the
presidency has become the power unto itself now witnessed astride America. Franklin Roosevelt comes to
mind, as do Woodrow Wilson, Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon. William Clinton seemed a part of the
same class until George W. Bush showed what a piker Clinton really was.
The American presidency today is as close to being a truly imperial office as ever it has been. In terms of
real power and organization, the American presidency far outstrips the regal reach of any king in history.
In terms of effect, the Supreme Court and Congress are nothing by comparison with the executive branch,
which employs literally millions of Americans at home and abroad. The presidency has become a virtual
dictatorship through the accretion of powers by each subsequent occupant of the office.
The nearer any government approaches to a republic, the less business there is for a ruler. America's ruler
is very busy, indeed. It is somewhat difficult to find a proper name for the government of America. Its
constitution calls it a republic; but in its present state it is unworthy of the name because of the corrupt
influence of the presidency. By having all the offices of government at its disposal, the presidency has so
effectively swallowed up the power and eaten out the virtue of the Congress (the republican part of the
constitution) that the government of America is
even more monarchical than that of old England.
Men fall out with names without understanding them, for it is the republican and not the monarchical part
of the constitution of America in which Americans glory; i.e., the liberty of choosing the members of
Congress from out of their own body.
It is easy to see that, when republican virtue fails, slavery ensues. Why is the American constitution sickly?
Because the presidency has poisoned the republic, thereby appending the Congress to itself.
Yet, Congress is not blameless in its current ineffectualness. In their own right, Congressmen have become
separated from the American public. Generally, only the rich and well-connected can run for office. Only
the
politically-correct receive the blessings of the media, all of which is controlled by the same moneyed
interests that select and fund the presidential candidates.
Common Sense-Modern Sense 2003
11 of 27 8/28/2009 9:50 PM
And they run again and again, never returning to private life, so that they need never feel the heel of the
governmental boot brought to bear upon the average citizen's neck. Term limits are universally stricken by
courts
that are the lapdogs of the same moneyed interests as previously described, with the result that
congressmen continue in the same position in perpetuity, with family members often assuming that
position upon the death
of their forebear.
And Congress has proven itself to be those moneyed interests' lapdog, as well, giving over to the imperial
presidency all the powers constitutionally prescribed to itself, all the while submitting itself and its
employees and functions to executive oversight.
Truly, Congress has ceased to be the sole remaining republican element prescribed by the American
constitution.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Modern Sense (Part IIIa)
(With absolutely no apologies to Thomas Paine)
by Edgar J. Steele
January 2, 2003
O ye that love mankind! Ye that dare oppose, not only the tyranny, but the tyrant, stand forth! Every
spot of the old world is overrun with oppression. Freedom hath been hunted round the globe. Asia and
Africa have long expelled her. Europe regards her like a stranger, and England hath given her warning to
depart. O! Receive the fugitive, and prepare in time an asylum for mankind... ---Thomas Paine, "Common
Sense" (Feb 1776)
----------------------------------------------
Part IIIa. Thoughts on the present state of American affairs.
In the following, I offer only simple facts, plain arguments and common sense. I ask nothing more of the
reader than the setting aside of prejudice and rigidity of thinking, so that reason and feelings alone guide
one's response. Put on the true character of an independent thinker and enlarge your views beyond the
present day.
Volumes have been written concerning the emerging American police state. People of every stripe have
weighed in on the controversy, from different motives and with various designs. As all have been
ineffectual in stemming
the growth of tyranny, the debate may as well be closed. Arms, as a last resort, will not decide the
matter, save in favor of an imperial Federal government that has overwhelming firepower and resources.
Massive group
action on the part of the American citizenry is all that now is left to us.
It has been reported that Bush the Second and John Ashcroft have stated that their measures are only of a
temporary kind. Should the American public adopt this belief generally, our progeny will curse our names
Common Sense-Modern Sense 2003
12 of 27 8/28/2009 9:50 PM
hereafter.
The sun never shined on a cause of greater worth. Ours is not the affair of a city, a state, a region or,
even, a country, but of a continent – of at least one-eighth part of the habitable globe. This is not the
concern of a day, a year, or an age; posterity is bound up in this contest, to be affected, even to the end
of time, by today's proceedings. Now is the seedtime of a New America, of faith and honor.
By referring the matter from argument to action, a new era for politics is begun. All plans and proposals
predating September 11, 2001, are like the almanacs of a bygone era which, though proper then, are
superceded and useless now. Whatever was advanced by the advocates on either side of the question
then, crumbled with the World Trade Center. Before that time, the only difference was the method of
effecting change in American society by working within the system, with one side proposing force and the
other friendship. The first has failed due to lapsed opportunity; the latter has withdrawn influence in
favor of complete capitulation to neo-conservatism.
Much has been said for conciliatory methods of working within the system, which have now passed away
like an agreeable dream and left us as we find ourselves. Now we should examine the counter-argument
and inquire into some of the many injuries that the American public has sustained, and always will
sustain, by being subservient to the Federal government. Our task now is to examine that connection and
dependence, on the principles of nature
and common sense, to see what might become of us, if separated, and what we are to expect, if
dependent.
Some maintain that, as America flourished under her former connection with her Federal government, the
same connection is necessary for her future happiness, and will always have the same effect. Nothing
could be more wrong. We may as well assert that the first twenty-year period of our life is to be a pattern
for the next twenty. But, even this gives up too much, because I maintain that America would have
flourished as much, and probably much more, without the burgeoning Federal government upon her back.
Commerce, by which America has enriched herself, is the necessaries of life, and will always have a
market while eating is the custom of the rest
of the world.
But the Federal government has protected us, some say. Though this is true, consider that the motive was
interest and not attachment. Our government has not protected us from our enemies on our own account,
but
from its own enemies on its own account, often those who had no quarrel with us on any other account,
yet who will always be our enemies solely because of the Federal government's account.
If we could shrug off the Federal government tomorrow, we would be at peace with Islam, though it is at
war with our government. The miseries of last century's wars should be enough to warn us against foreign
entanglements of the sort that has become our government's stock in trade. No Islamic country was, nor
perhaps ever would be, our enemy as Americans, but only as we are citizens of the United States of
America.
But the Federal government is America's parent, say some. Then the more shame upon her conduct. Even
brutes do not devour their young, nor savages make war upon their own families; wherefore the assertion,
if true, turns to our government's reproach. But, it happens not to be so, or only partly true, and the
words "homeland" and "patriot" have been disingenuously adopted by the President and his parasites, with
the low design of gaining an unfair bias by virtue of the weakness of our minds. The Constitution, not the
Federal government, is the parent of America.
Common Sense-Modern Sense 2003
13 of 27 8/28/2009 9:50 PM
America once was the asylum for the persecuted lovers of civil and religious liberty from every part of
Europe. Here they fled, not from the tender embraces of the mother, but from the cruelty of the
monster. How tragic that the same tyranny, which drove the first emigrants from home, pursues their
descendants still. Much has been said of the strength of America, that it might bid defiance to the world.
But this is mere presumption. The fate of war is uncertain, particularly given the prevalence of weapons
of mass destruction.
What have we to do with setting the world at odds, one part to another? Our plan from the start was
commerce, which, well attended to, would secure us the peace and friendship of all the rest of the world.
It has been in
the interest of other countries to have America be a free port, a trading partner.
I challenge the warmest advocate for support of the Federal government to show a single advantage to
accrue to America by imposing its will on other countries, as it has been wont to do, of late. The injuries
and
disadvantages that we suffer by pursuit of the Federal government's policies, both foreign and domestic,
are without number.
Our duty to mankind at large, as well as to ourselves, instructs us to renounce the path upon which our
Federal government has set us. That path directly involves America in wars and quarrels throughout the
world, and
sets us at variance with nations who would otherwise seek our friendship and against whom we have
neither anger nor complaint. As the world at large is our market for trade, we ought to form no partial
connection with any part of it. It is in the true interest of America to steer clear of Middle East
entanglements, which she can never do while she
is the make-weight on the scale of Israeli politics.
The next war may not turn out like the last, and is guaranteed only to be followed by another, then
another. It will take but one debilitating loss for the advocates of conciliation with our Federal
government to be wishing
for separation then, because neutrality then will be a safer convoy than a battleship.
Everything that is right or natural pleads for separation from the behemoth that the Federal Government
has become. The blood of the slain, the weeping voice of nature cries, "It is time to part."
Our forefathers fled tyranny by coming to America. We have no sanctuary to which to retreat, so the time
has come or a division of America into diverse parts, as many as necessary to secure internal peace, quell
the
current strife and insulate from the current spate of wars those of us who disagree with the policies of the
Federal government.
The current authority of the Federal government over America is a form of government, which, sooner or
later, must have an end. A serious mind can draw no true pleasure by looking forward, under the painful
and positive
conviction that what is called the "present state of freedom" is merely temporary.
As parents, we can have no joy knowing that this government is not sufficiently lasting to ensure anything
that we may bequeath to posterity. Since we are running the next generation into debt, we ought to do its
work, else we use them meanly and pitifully. To see our duty with clarity, we should take our children in
Common Sense-Modern Sense 2003
14 of 27 8/28/2009 9:50 PM
hand, and fix our view but a few years further into life; that eminence will present a prospect which only
wishful thinking and self delusion conceals from our sight.
Though I do not wish unnecessarily to give offense, I am inclined to believe that all those who espouse
unswerving support of our government's course abroad may be found among the following descriptions:
Interested
men, who are not to be trusted; weak men, who cannot see; prejudiced men, who will not see; and a
certain set of moderate men, who think better of the Federal government than it deserves. This last class,
by ill-judged
deliberation, will be the cause of more calamities to this continent, than all the other three.
The inevitable breaking apart of America can be seen in the intent of Mexicans, both citizen and ethnic,
to retake the southwest portion of this country, including California, Arizona, New Mexico and parts of
Nevada, Utah, Colorado and Texas, a region which they have already renamed "Aztlan." The Federal
government has facilitated this insurrection by throwing open America's borders.
Further potential breakups loom as the result of racial strife, born of the very "civil rights" revolution
which was designed by the Federal government to quell inequity between the races in America. Instead,
that inequity has
been redistributed among the populace and increased, with the result that interracial tensions today far
surpass any, which has ever been known to America.
Regardless, the separation which I advocate today is political in nature, with the Federal government and
as much of America that wishes to follow its lead, going in one direction, while the rest of us peacefully
retrace
our steps to the constitutional republic which once was the singular hallmark of America: New America, if
you will. I anticipate that would constitute much of the Midwest, some of New England, some of the South
and
virtually the entire West that does not fall under Mexico's sway.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Modern Sense (Part IIIb)
(With absolutely no apologies to Thomas Paine)
by Edgar J. Steele
January 8, 2003
Ye that oppose independence now, ye know not what ye do; ye are opening a door to eternal tyranny, by
keeping vacant the seat of government. There are thousands and tens of thousands; who would think it
glorious to expel
from the continent, that barbarous and hellish power, which hath stirred up the Indians and Negroes to
destroy us; the cruelty hath a double guilt, it is dealing brutally by us, and treacherously by them.
---Thomas Paine, "Common Sense" (Feb 1776)
----------------------------------------------------
Part IIIb: Thoughts on the present state of American affairs.
Common Sense-Modern Sense 2003
15 of 27 8/28/2009 9:50 PM
Many in America are fortunate in being physically removed from the growing tyranny and injustice meted
out by the Federal government. The evil is not yet close enough to their doors to make them feel the
precariousness with
which all of America is now possessed.
Those more passive than others look lightly upon the many recent offenses of the Federal government
and, hoping for the best, are apt to say, "Come, come, we shall be friends again, for all this." But,
consider human nature
and tell me whether you can hereafter, love, honor and serve the power that has brought such manifest
injustice and tyranny to America. If you cannot do this, then you are deceiving yourself and, by your
delay, bringing ruin
upon your posterity.
Your future allegiance to this government will be forced and unnatural and, being formed only on the plan
of present convenience, will in time fall into a state more wretched than now.
If you say that you can overlook the transgressions, I ask:
Has your home been taken from you; because you were unable to pay the
property taxes they demanded?
Has your son been arrested and held in a secret place, without charges, now
subject to torture and summary execution because a Federal Bureaucrat has labeled him an "enemy
combatant"?
Have your children been denied admission to a decent school in the name of
affirmative action?
Have you been denied employment in favor of those whose only qualification
is their skin color?
Have your grandchildren been stolen by the state on trumped-up allegations
of child abuse, the sole basis for which is the fact that they are not
fat...or are home schooled...or are Christians?
Have your wages been taken in the form of taxes and given to illegal
immigrants in the form of medicine, schooling and housing, none of which
you can afford your own family in equal measure?
Have your brothers and sisters been executed in a fiery conflagration such
as Waco because they dared to be different?
Has your son been shot in the back, like Randy Weaver's?
If you have not, then you are not a judge of those who have. But, if you have, and still can shake hands
with the murderers, then you are unworthy of the name of husband, father, friend or lover, and,
whatever may be your
rank or title in life, you have the heart of a coward and the spirit of a sycophant.
I do not conjure up the horror of everyday life experienced by some Americans for the purpose of
provoking revenge, but to awaken us from our slumber. It is not in the power of the Federal government
to enslave us if
Common Sense-Modern Sense 2003
16 of 27 8/28/2009 9:50 PM
we do not enslave ourselves by delay and timidity. The season now upon us is worth an age if rightly
employed; if neglected, every American will suffer the misfortune that today inflicts the few among us.
It is repugnant to reason that America should longer remain subject to the grasping power that its central
government has gathered to itself. Reconciliation to this government is a false dream. As Milton wisely
said,
"never can true reconcilement grow where wounds of deadly hate have pierced so deep."
Every quiet method for peace has been ineffectual. Our pleas have been rejected with disdain by the
courts at every level. Our petitions have only tended to convince us that nothing flatters vanity, or
confirms
obstinacy in our government more than repeated petitioning. Nothing has contributed more than such
pointless entreaties to the consolidation of power by Kings in other countries in times past. Since it
appears that
nothing but blows will do, let us come to a final separation and not leave the next generation to be
cutting throats for the sake of violated family members.
It is not in the power of the Federal government to do America justice. It has become too weighty,
intricate and inextricably bound up with the affairs of all men to afford even a modicum of the freedom
upon which
America was founded. There was a time when a central government over us all was proper...and there is a
proper time for it to cease.
There is something absurd in supposing a continent to be perpetually governed by an island the size of the
District of Columbia. In no instance has nature made the satellite larger than its primary planet. As
America
now reverses the common order of nature, it is obvious the time has come to effect a separation between
America, for those who wish to extend the current state of affairs, and New America, for those who wish
to reenter
the constitutional republic that once was all of America.
I am not moved by motives of pride, party or resentment to espouse the doctrine of separation and
independence. I am clearly and conscientiously persuaded that it is in the best interest of all Americans to
effect this
separation; that anything short of separation is mere patchwork that will afford no lasting peace; that it is
leaving the sword to our children and shrinking back at a time when a little farther, a little more, would
deliver to this continent a lasting peace.
As the Federal government has manifested not the least inclination toward a compromise, we may be
assured that no terms can be obtained worthy of acceptance or justifying the tyranny and injustice to
which we already have
been subjected.
If all of America must take up arms, if every man must be a soldier, it is scarcely worth our while to fight
against a contemptible ministry only. Dearly would we pay for the repeal of Acts and Executive Orders, if
that is,
all for which we fight! It is as great a folly to pay a Civil War price for law, as for land. The inevitability of
this government's demise, whether by hands domestic or foreign, makes the waging of war against our
Common Sense-Modern Sense 2003
17 of 27 8/28/2009 9:50 PM
own government like the wasting of an estate upon a lawsuit to evict a tenant whose lease is just
expiring.
No man wished more to work within the system than myself, before the fatal eleventh of September 2001.
The moment the events of that day were made known to have occurred, at minimum, by sufferance of our
own government, I rejected the hardened, sullen-tempered Executive Branch of American government
forever. Taken together with the sure knowledge of our government's complicity in the Oklahoma City
Bombing, Waco and Ruby Ridge, along with a host of lesser-known indignities to our national conscience, I
disdain the wretch with the pretended title, Father of His People, that he can unfeelingly hear of their
slaughter and composedly sleep with their
blood upon his soul.
But, even assuming we could make our peace with the Federal government today, what would be the
result? I answer, the ruin of America, still - for several reasons:
First, the powers of governing still being concentrated in the hands of the President; he will have a
negative influence over the whole legislation of America. As each occupant of that office for the past 150
years has shown
himself to be such an inveterate enemy to liberty, and discovered such a thirst for arbitrary power, the
President is not a proper man to say, "You shall make no laws but what I please."
Is there any inhabitant in America so ignorant as not to know that, despite the American Constitution, no
laws can be made but that to which the President gives leave? After all is said and done, can there be any
doubt
but the whole power of the Federal government will be exerted to keep the common man as low,
subservient and humble as possible? We are already freer than the President wishes us to be; will he not
hereafter endeavor to
make us less so?
Is the power that is so suspicious of our freedom a proper power to govern us? Whoever says "No!" to this
question is a separatist, for separation means no more than whether we shall make our own laws or
whether the
Presidency, which is among the greatest enemies this continent has, shall tell us, "There shall be no laws
but such as I like."
The citizenry of America is only secondary in the system of American politics. The Federal government
advances the good of the people no farther than serves its own purposes. Our government's interest leads
it
to suppress the growth of ours in every case, which does not promote its own advantage or in the least
interferes with it.
To show that reconciliation now is a dangerous doctrine, consider the following: it would be advisable for
the President at this time to repeal the Patriot Act, the Homeland Security Act and the many Executive
Orders
issued which have further bound the population of America, for the sake of re-ingratiating himself with all
the people of America. That way, he might accomplish, via artifice and subtlety, in the long run, that
which he will
not be able to do by force and violence in the short one. Reconciliation and ruin are nearly one and the
Common Sense-Modern Sense 2003
18 of 27 8/28/2009 9:50 PM
same.
Second, even the best terms which we can hope to obtain amount to no more than a temporary
expedient, which can last no longer than until America is taken by force by its foreign enemies, whose
number have become legion.
Even now, citizens have begun to dispose of their effects, moving to remote portions of the country, with
some emigrating to other countries altogether.
But, the most powerful of arguments is that nothing but true separation of America will keep the peace
and preserve it inviolate from civil war. I dread the event of reconciliation with the Federal government
now, as it is
more than probable that it will be followed by a revolt somewhere or other, the consequences of which
may be far more fatal than all the malice of Washington, DC.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Modern Sense (Part IIIc)
(With absolutely no apologies to Thomas Paine)
by Edgar J. Steele
January 15, 2003
I make the sufferers' case my own, and I protest, that were I driven from house and home, my property
destroyed, and my circumstances ruined, that as a man, sensible of injuries, I could never relish the
doctrine of
reconciliation, or consider myself bound thereby. ---Thomas Paine, "Common Sense" (Feb 1776)
---------------------------------
Part IIIc: Thoughts on the present state of American affairs.
Thousands of Americans have been ruined by their government's invasive, intrusive and tyrannical
behavior. Thousands more, perhaps millions, will suffer a similar fate in the times ahead. Their
experience of reality is different from those of us who have suffered nothing. They certainly have nothing
to lose by refusing now to submit.
Many of us refuse to question our government's actions, fearful of a similar outcome. We believe we have
much to lose, but have already forfeited the most important of our rights in refusing to stand for the
fundamental rights of our countrymen.
A government that cannot protect us, that cannot preserve the peace, is no government at all. Many have
declined to foster confrontation, fearful that a civil war will result. There is ten times more to fear from
the
government at the end of our current path, and a civil war thereby more certain, than from the
consequences of choosing another path altogether. I take the part of those maligned thus far. If I were
similarly situated,
I could never support the government that has so blatantly torn asunder the lives of its own citizenry.
Common Sense-Modern Sense 2003
19 of 27 8/28/2009 9:50 PM
If there is any true cause of fear respecting independence from our imperialistic government, it is because
no alternative yet is offered. Men do not see their way out. As an opening, I offer the following, while
affirming that I have no desire of them myself, other than they might be the means of giving rise to
something better.
Let us form a New America, forged from as much of the country as becomes desirous of change. Let there
be a parliamentary form of government, with the current Constitution modified only somewhat to serve as
its charter,
the modifications to ensure the limited scope and reach of the central government.
Convene at first a Constitutional Congress for the purpose of amending and adopting the Constitution,
with its membership chosen by popular vote, each member elected by a particular and equal portion of
the general citizenry.
Upon adoption of the Constitution, this body to dissolve and legislators, governors and other elective
officeholders to be selected by popular vote, as prescribed.
Let the States be more like sovereigns themselves, with no necessity for overriding statute or authority,
save only as is necessary to allow the central government the performance of its limited duties of common
defense.
Let the right of secession be absolute and evocable on the vote of 75% of the population of any definable
geographic region. Let the assemblies be annual, concern themselves solely with domestic affairs and
their membership serve without pay or benefit of any sort. Let there be no recurring occupancy by any
member, even of differing
position. These strictures are to apply to State and local elective office, as well.
Let the senate be of two houses: the Senate composed solely of men, two from each state; the House of
Representatives, comprised solely of women, will total the same as the Senate, with its membership
elected by districts made equal on the basis of population.
Let the assemblies select the Executive, whose tenure will be for a single one-year term, unpaid and
without benefit, other than living arrangements, whose function will be administrative and procedural,
with no ability to
negotiate with foreign entities or enter into treaties and no ability to originate or suggest legislation at
any level. All foreign entanglements, which will be constitutionally discouraged, must be individually
entered
into by the States.
A similar representative form of government is to be guaranteed to the states and local municipalities.
States' rights will be supreme, with the right to move between states absolute.
States may hold no more than 5% of the land of a state in local or state name. Central government
landholdings are forbidden.
Government pensions, welfare and individual or corporate subsidy of every type to be abolished and
forbidden at all levels of government.
All practicing lawyers will be disbarred. All existing judges will be discharged. All existing statutes and
Common Sense-Modern Sense 2003
20 of 27 8/28/2009 9:50 PM
case law to be forgone. Lawyers will read for their positions, in the time-honored manner of bygone eras.
Judges will be drawn from the ranks of lawyers, to serve in their area of specialization without pay or
benefit each month, for that percentage of time necessary to satisfy the requirements of justice. Juries
will decide
all questions of fact and law, with sentences and verdicts executed immediately. Lawyers will be
forbidden from holding elective office. The right to a jury for any proceeding will be absolute, with secret
proceedings forbidden.
Victimless crimes will not be prosecuted. There will be no hate laws. Prisons will be segregated racially.
English will be the official language, with all governmental proceedings conducted solely in English.
The existing school system will be abolished, to be replaced by community-based schools, with teachers
compensated directly by student parents.
Civil rights will be absolute, with no preference to be shown by any government, at any level, to any
individual for any reason. Individual and private discrimination shall neither be illegal or discouraged.
Immigration will be an issue for each State to resolve. Illegal immigrants and their progeny are to be
ejected immediately upon adoption of the new Constitution.
The rights to assemble, freely associate or not, travel, be free of governmental intrusion, privacy, bear
arms, free speech and the free practice of religion in any and all venues to be inviolate.
The income, sales and property taxes will be abolished, with governments required to exist upon the
proceeds of tariff and import/export taxes alone. A strictly balanced budget will be required of every
government
entity, especially the central government, every year. Local use districts may be formed upon approval of
75% of the affected population.
No business monopolies are to be allowed. Unions are forbidden. Death sentences may be meted to
corporations for grievous crimes. Media enterprise, particularly, is to be dispersed, with no concentration
of more than 1% total ownership of a particular medium in any single person, group or entity.
All able-bodied members of society are considered potentially to be part of the militia, with participation
strictly voluntary. A modest uniformed, all-volunteer military force will be maintained for the common
defense
only, and strictly prohibited for non-defensive use within the borders of the States.
The dollar will be repudiated, to be replaced by government-minted gold and silver coins. Any and all
currency will be produced by the central government and strictly backed by 100% value holdings in
precious metals.
Central banking is prohibited. Fractional-reserve banking is prohibited.
A government of our own is our natural right. It is wiser and safer to separate the country now and
peacefully select its governing charter, than to trust such to time and chance. Else, one may hereafter
Common Sense-Modern Sense 2003
21 of 27 8/28/2009 9:50 PM
arise who, laying hold of popular disquietude, may collect together the desperate and discontented and,
by assuming to themselves the powers of government, may sweep away the remaining liberties of the
continent like a deluge. Should
the government of all of America continue on its current path, there will be a temptation for some
adventurer to try his fortune and effect a coup, taking the current structure of government as his own to
use in a manner
most oppressive.
Ye that oppose separation now, ye know not what ye do. You open a door to eternal tyranny by keeping in
the seat of power that faction which has stirred up the groups of this country, one against the other,
whereby it
deals brutally by one and treacherously by the other.
Every day wears out what little remains of kindred between these (would be) Masters and us. Can there
be any reason to hope that, as the relationship expires, the affection will increase or that we will agree
better, when we
have ten times more and greater concerns over which to quarrel than before?
To those that urge harmony and reconciliation: can you restore to us the time that is passed? Can you give
to prostitution its former innocence? Neither can you reconcile America and New America. The last straw
has been
tossed. The government now prepares further to oppress us.
There are injuries which nature cannot forgive; she would cease to be nature if she did. The Almighty has
implanted in us these inextinguishable feelings for good and wise purposes. They are the guardians of His
image
in our hearts. They distinguish us from the herd of common animals. The robber and murderer would often
escape unpunished, did not the injuries which our tempers sustain provoke us into justice.
O ye that love mankind! Ye that dare oppose, not only the tyranny, but also the tyrant, stand forth! Every
spot of the Old World is overrun with oppression. Freedom hath been hunted round the globe. Asia and
Africa
have long expelled her. Europe regards her like a stranger, and America hath given her warning to depart.
O! Receive the fugitive, and prepare in time an asylum for mankind.
--------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------
Modern Sense (Part IV)
(With absolutely no apologies to Thomas Paine)
by Edgar J. Steele
January 19, 2003
The more men have to lose, the less willing are they to venture. The rich are in general slaves to fear,
and submit to courtly power with the trembling duplicity of a Spaniel. ---Thomas Paine, "Common Sense"
(Feb 1776)
---------------------------------
Common Sense-Modern Sense 2003
22 of 27 8/28/2009 9:50 PM
Part IV: Of the present ability of America, with some miscellaneous reflections.
I have never conversed with anyone related to the Movement who has not seen a wholesale revamping of
America's government, if not America's outright breakup, as inevitable. The present course of foreign
imperialism,
welfare, citizen control (oppression), economic opportunism and privilege for the few lead inevitably to
economic catastrophe and revolt.
As so many agree as to the event, but disagree only as to its timing, let us take a general survey of things
and endeavor, if possible, to find out the very time. But we need not go far. The inquiry ceases at once,
in
fact, for the time has found us. Inevitability has a way of bringing things to a head.
Many bewail the fact that we seem so few in the face of the overwhelming masses of government agents
and employees. It is not in numbers, but in unity, which our great strength lies. Besides, should the
government move
against us in wholesale form, masses of the American population will rise up in number sufficient to repel
the force of the entire world.
America has, at this time; the largest body of armed and disciplined private citizens of any power under
Heaven, should armed force become necessary. Huge portions of the government's forces will refuse to
fire
upon us and, instead, will join with us against the sweeping tyranny then apparent for all to see.
The present government never will allow formation of an organized citizen militia. Witness what has been
done in the face of small forms of organization, as at Waco. Never will we be allowed openly to organize
or
form an effective resistance force. Even now, the government is taking opposition leaders, our leaders,
into custody and jailing them on sundry manufactured charges. What it fails to realize is that its enemy is
an idea, a spirit, generated by its own tyranny. For every leader taken away and jailed on trumped-up
charges, ten more will take his place.
At present, we have little to defend; therefore little defense is necessary. If we actually possessed a
foothold for our People, the more would we have to defend - and lose.
Neither have we debts, for the massive indebtedness of the current American government, is attributable
to the very forces arrayed against us. When the time comes, the assumption of debt in furtherance of our
cause will be
worthy and worthwhile.
For now, to expend millions for the sake of getting a few vile acts repealed, and routing the present
Administration, only, is unworthy the charge, and is using posterity with the utmost cruelty because it is
leaving them the great work to do, with a debt upon their backs, from which they derive no advantage.
Such a thought is unworthy a man of honor and is the true characteristic of a narrow heart and the
peddling politician.
Common Sense-Modern Sense 2003
23 of 27 8/28/2009 9:50 PM
America is burdened with a total debt of upwards of twenty-seven trillion dollars, for which she pays
interest of over a trillion dollars. Another twenty-two trillion dollars' debt burdens private American
companies and
individuals. Somewhat less than another trillion dollars' interest, for a total of about two trillion dollars in
interest alone, paid primarily to bankers, most of them foreign, a sum equal to the entirety of the
American
government budget today and approximately one-third America's total annual economy.
America's current budget deficit is one-fourth that paid in interest, or about five hundred billion dollars. A
similar figure is the amount by which America's foreign trade deficit grows each year, representing the
outflow of American assets to foreign shores. Another four-hundred billion dollars is spent on America's
military, primarily in support of foreign imperialism and intervention in the affairs of other countries;
funds spent on destroying other economies, all while many of America's citizens do without the necessities
of life.
A cancer both foreign and hostile to America sits astride her, sucking her dry and directing her policies
and government to ends inconsistent with those set forth by her founding fathers. This is our real enemy,
make no
mistake. Most of those employed in the service of the American government are ordinary people, like any
other, people who will rally to our cause when the time comes.
That portion of the American government, which will oppose us past the point of open and notorious
tyranny, is small. We will have a force greater, by far, should that dark and fateful day befall us.
Some say that we can reform government - just pass the right bill, repeal the appropriate act, or elect the
right president. Then, once we have made it up with the federal government, it will protect us. Common
sense will tell
us that the power which has endeavored to subdue us is, of all others, the most improper to defend us.
The average American's knowledge of government tyranny and oppression, both domestic and foreign, is
hourly improving. Resolution is our inherent character and courage has never forsaken us. Wherefore,
what is it that we
want? Why is it that we hesitate now to demand our own portion of American, free from rule by the
federal government? From the federal government we can expect nothing but ruin. While it holds sway
over us
all, this country will not be worth living in. Jealousies always will be arising; insurrections constantly will
be happening.
The economic fortunes of the average citizen, perhaps, have not yet declined sufficient to engender a
passion for change. Trade being the consequence of population, men become too much absorbed thereby
to attend to anything
else. Commerce diminishes the spirit, both of patriotism and military defense.
History sufficiently informs us that the bravest achievements always were accomplished in the birth of a
nation. With the increase of commerce, America has lost its spirit. Notwithstanding her numbers, America
submits
to continued insults with the patience of a coward. The more men have to lose, the less willing are they
to venture. The rich are in general slaves to fear, and submit to courtly power with the trembling
duplicity of a Spaniel.
Common Sense-Modern Sense 2003
24 of 27 8/28/2009 9:50 PM
Youth is the seedtime of good habits, as well in nations as in individuals. Now is the time for New America
to be formed and separated from those who wish to continue the policies and plunder of Old America.
However, the vast variety of interests occasioned by an increase of trade and population has created
confusion.
When William the Conqueror subdued England, he gave them law at the point of the sword. Until we form
a New America, immune to the tyranny and oppression now afoot in the land, we shall be in danger of
having the seat
of power filled by some true and awful despot, who will treat us in the same manner. Then, where will be
our freedom? Where our property?
Some say that despot already has assumed power, thus more the need for us to move swiftly. Bush the
Second has engineered passage of the Patriot Act and the Homeland Defense Act, blueprints for tyranny
passed by the Congress
without even being read. Should the general Electorate of America know the contents of these Acts and
the manner of their adoption, it would not hesitate a moment to think its elected Representatives
unworthy of their
trust. Immediate necessity makes many things convenient, which if continued would grow into
oppressions. Expedience and right are different things.
To conclude, however strange it may appear to some, or however unwilling they may be to think so,
matters not, but many reasons can be given to show that nothing can settle our affairs so expeditiously as
an open and determined declaration for separation of New America from America.
First, it is the custom of nations, when any two are at odds, for some other powers, not engaged in the
quarrel, to step in as mediators. While we call ourselves a part of America, no power, however well
disposed she may be, can offer her mediation. In our present state, we may quarrel on forever.
Second, it is unreasonable of any foreign power to lend us their support if they suppose it will go to
merely mending our internal relations, thereby strengthening America; those powers would thereby suffer
by the consequences.
Third, while we profess ourselves to be a part of America, we must, in the eye of foreign nations, be
considered as rebels. The precedent is somewhat dangerous to their peace.
Fourth, were a manifesto to be published and dispatched to foreign courts, setting forth the miseries we
have endured and the peaceable methods we have ineffectually used for redress; declaring, at the same
time that not
being able, any longer, to live happily or safely under the cruel disposition of the American federal
government, we had been driven to the necessity of breaking off all connection with her; at the same
time,
assuring all such courts of our peaceable disposition towards them - such a memorial would produce more
good effect to this country than if a boxcar were freighted with petitions to Washington, DC.
Under our present denomination of American citizens, we can neither be received nor heard abroad. The
custom of all courts is against us, and will be so, until by independence, we take rank with other nations.
Just as America allows Mexicans to hold dual citizenship, that of Mexico and America, and Israelis, of both
Israel and America, so should we now designate ourselves citizens of both America and New America. We
Common Sense-Modern Sense 2003
25 of 27 8/28/2009 9:50 PM
must
concentrate ourselves geographically in those portions of America most likely to be allotted to a New
America in a breakup of the country, just as Mexicans have concentrated themselves in Southwest
America, which they have
taken to calling Aztlan. Already, fully a quarter of the productive white population of California has left in
the past decade, resettling mainly in Northwest America, thereby providing an example to us all.
Until a separation is effected from that portion of America over which the federal government will
continue to hold sway, we will feel like a man who continues putting off some unpleasant business from
day to day, yet knows
it must be done, hates to set about it, wishes it over, and is continually haunted with the thoughts of its
necessity.
---------------------------------------------------------------------
New America - an idea whose time has come. –Ed
"I didn't say it would be easy. I just said it would be the truth." --– Morpheus
Copyright ©2003 Edgar J. Steele
Forward as you wish. Permission is granted to circulate among private individuals and groups, post on all
Internet
sites and publish in full in all not-for-profit publications. Contact author for all other rights, which are
reserved.
On-line link to this article in HTML format: https://www.conspiracypenpal.com/columns/modern4.htm
------------------------------------------------------------------
Subscribe: Send email with "subscribe" in subject line to: subscribe@conspiracypenpal.com
Unsubscribe: Send email with "unsubscribe" in subject line to: unsubscribe@conspiracypenpal.com
------------------------------------------------------------------
Anti-Spam Policy and Disclaimer: If you have received this email and it was unsolicited, please accept our
apologies. If received directly from us, merely click the Unsubscribe link above and click send. Please
understand that there is nothing we can do to stop this message being forwarded by another, which you
can determine by inspecting the header that is embedded herein. Under legislation passed by the 105th
U.S. Congress, mail cannot be considered spam if it bears a noncommercial message, nor if it includes
contact information and a link for removal from the underlying mailing list.
www.ConspiracyPenPal.com
Make a difference! The Patriot Civil Liberties Union (PCLU) needs your support to continue its work
fighting for the right of Americans to be free of government tyranny at all levels and for restoration of the
US Constitution as America’s guiding charter. Please mail donations to PCLU, PO Box 1255, Sagle, Idaho
83860. Credit cards: PayPal.com for: Donate@PCLU.org.
*************************
Death to the New World Order
Common Sense-Modern Sense 2003
26 of 27 8/28/2009 9:50 PM
We are on the March
The Empire is on the run
We shall prevail!
"It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful
truth. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed
to be of the number of those, who have eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not the things, which so
nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing
to know the whole truth; to know the worst and to provide for it."
"I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided; and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way
of judging the future but the past. Let us not, I beseech you, deceive ourselves (any) longer. We have
done everything that could be done to avert the storm, which is now coming on. If we wish to be free -
we must fight! I repeat, we must fight! An appeal to arms and the (our Heavenly Father) is all that is left
us!
"We are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the (Creator) has placed in our power.
Millions of people armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are
invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Besides, we shall not fight our battles
alone. There is a just (Sovereign, King) who presides over the (future) of Nations, who will raise up
friends [our brothers in Ireland and Scotland, maybe even those in England] to fight our battles [with or]
for us. The battle, in not to the strong alone: it is the vigilant, the active, the brave. If we were bias
enough to desire it, it is now to o late to retreat from the contest, there is no retreat but into
submission and slavery. Our chains are forged: Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston. The
War is inevitable and let it come. I repeat Sir, let it come. It is in vein to extenuate the matter."
"The Gentleman may cry, "Peace, Peace"; but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale
that sweeps from the North shall bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms. Our Brethren our
already in the field. Why stand we here idle? What is it Gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so
dear or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty (Yah)! I
know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!" -- The Christian
Patriot, Patrick Henry; speech give March 1775 in Virginia Assembly. {An honest Lawyer, one of the best.}
"If I seek to dwell in the secret place of the Most High, I shall find safety in the shadow of the Almighty. I
will say of Yah, He is my refuge and my fortress, my Salvation, in Him I will trust. Surely he will deliver
me from the snare of the fowler, and from the destroying plague. He shall cover me with His Feathers,
and under His wings I shall trust. His truth shall be my shield and buckler. I shall not be afraid because of
the terror by night: or because of the bullets that fly by day; nor for the plague [Smallpox, Anthrax] that
walks in darkness: nor for the destruction that lays waste [Case Hardened Shells and Nukes] at noonday.
A thousand shall fall at my side and ten thousand at my right hand; but it shall not come near me. Only
with my eyes shall I look and see that reward of the wicked. Because You, O Yah, are my refuge. I have
made the Most high my dwelling-place; no evil shall befall me, neither shall any plague [Chemtrails, CS,
Biological Weapons] come near my dwelling. For Yah shall give His Spirit charge over me, to keep me in
all my ways. The hands of Thy Spirit shall bear me up, lest I dash my foot against a stone. I shall tread on
the lion and adder, the young lion and the jackal I shall trample underfoot. Because I have set my love on
Yah, therefore, He will deliver me: Yah will set my on high, because I have known His Name. I shall call
on Him and He will answer me; He will be with me in trouble; Yah will deliver me and honor me. With
long life He will satisfy me and show me His Salvation." The Soldier's Prayer, Psalm 91. You do well, my
son, to learn and heed these words.
Major Paine
Common Sense-Modern Sense 2003
27 of 27 8/28/2009 9:50 PM
*************************

September 5, 2014 in Current Affairs | Permalink