Burns Chronicles No 56
Is a Misdemeanor a Crime? or, Is the Court a Crime?
Outpost of Freedom
January 29, 2017
Perhaps we should start with Article VI, clause 2, of the Constitution of the United States of America:
This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.
Now, that is easy to follow and understand. First, “This Constitution“, and, next, “the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof“, “shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby.”
Article V of the Constitution states that when an Amendment is ratified, it “shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution.” “Shall” is mandatory. It is imposed, without recourse, and must be obeyed. The requirement that any “Laws… which shall be made in Pursuance thereof” precludes any enactment, statute, or rule, to be in violation of the intent of the Constitution and the Laws made Pursuant to it
In a previous article, “To Jury, or, Not To Jury“, the Sixth and Seventh Amendments were discussed. Now, let’s go to the top, the Constitution itself, and see what it says. This led to the more descriptive wording in the Sixth and Seventh Amendments. This case has to do with misdemeanor charges of trespass, tampering with vehicles or equipment and destruction of property. This is the Article that established the Judicial Branch, Article III, § 2, clause three:
The Trial of all Crimes, except in Cases of Impeachment, shall be by Jury…
The subsequent Amendments set no limit on criminal charges and a minimum of twenty dollars in civil actions, each requiring a jury trial. The Amendments made clear, without ambiguity, that any case tried in a court of the United States must fall within those two described areas. There are no exceptions.
However, this Court, appearing to be inquisitorial rather than just, has opted to circumvent those limitations imposed upon judiciary, by the very document that created the judiciary. It has put in place, by two methods, a means of deception, whereby the Court can circumvent the Law of the Land. Chicanery, defined as “deception or trickery, especially by the clever manipulation of language”, is certainly involved in this current circumvention and “inquisition”.
First, chicanery is often used in the “case law method”, where higher court decisions are based upon previous decisions, not necessarily in accordance with the Constitution. This method began being applied in 1872, shortly after the Civil War. Harvard University set forth the “method”. It has since become what appears to be the primary foundation for decisions, most often, without regard to the Constitution.