He was proud of his new legal status, plus all the other legalisms he was granted. Now he becomes the epitome of the brainless sack of straw who was given a certificate in place of a grain of common sense. Now, what about the Tin Man? Does Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) recall anything to mind? The poor TIN Man just stood there mindlessly doing his work until his body literally froze up and stopped functioning. He worked himself to death because he had no heart nor soul. He's the heartless and emotionless creature robotically carrying out his daily task as though he were already dead. He's the ox pulling the plow and the mule toiling under the yoke. These days, his task masters just oil him nightly with beer and place him in front of a hypnotic television until his very existence no longer has any meaning or value. His masters keep him cold on the outside and heartless on the inside in order to control any emotion or feeling that might arise.
The Cowardly Lion was always too frightened to stand up for himself. Of course, he was a bully and a big mouth when it came to picking on those smaller than he. (Have you ever noticiced how bullies are really the biggest cowards? They act as though they have great courage, but, in reality, have none at all. They roar, but with no teeth of authority to back them up.) When push came to shove, the Cowardly Lion always buckled under and whimpered when anyone of any size or stature challenged him. He wanted courage from the Grand Wizard, so he was awarded a medal of "official" recognition. Now, although remaining a coward, his official status allowed him to be a bully, but with officially recognized authority. (He's not unlike the Attorneys who hide behind the Middle Courts of the Temple Bar.) et al ad infinitum. What about the trip through the field of poppies? Did you notice how this had no narcotic effect on the Straw Man (no brain) or the Tin Man (no heart or soul)? They weren't real people, so drugs could not influence them.
The Wizard of Oz was written at the turn of the century, so how could the author have known America was going to be drugged? The Crown has been playing the drug cartel game for centuries. Just look up the history of Hong Kong and the Opium Wars. The Crown already had valuable experience conquering all of China with drugs, so why not the rest of the world? What was the Emerald City? The Federal Reserve System. Who finally exposed the Wizard for what he really was? Toto, the ugly (or cute, depending on your perspective) and somewhat annoying little dog.
Toto means "in total, all together; Latin in toto." What was it that the witch wanted after she alleged that the little dog had bitten her? TOTO. ... everything. Notice how Toto was not scared of the Great Wizard's theatrics, yet he was so small in size, compared to the Wizard, that no one seemed to notice him? The smoke, flames and holographic images of Oz were designed to frighten people into doing as the Great Wizard commanded. Toto simply padded over, looked behind the curtain (the COURT, etc.), saw it was a scam, started barking until others paid attention to him and came to see what all the barking was about. Who was behind the curtain? Just an ORDINARY PERSON controlling the levers that created the illusion of the Great Wizard's power and authority. When Toto pulled back the curtain and completely exposed him, the charade was at an end. (The veil hiding the corporate legal fiction and its false courts was removed.) The Wizard's game was UP. What was he after all? ... a con-man. A FRAUD. We can see, in this tale, just how loud the bark from a little dog can be.
How bout YOUR bark? How big is it? Most of us remain silent and wait to be given whatever food and recognition, if any, by our legal master. Let us not forget those pesky flying monkeys. What perfect mythical creatures to represent the Bar Association Attorneys who attack and control the little people for the Great Crown Wizard, the powerful and grand Bankers of Oz: GOLD! How, finally, was the evil witch destroyed? .... pure, clean water LIQUIDATION! How, at last, did Dorothy get home? She simply clicked her heels. She always had the power, and SO DO WE! What would it take to expose the Wizard for what he is, tearing away his veils? We each need only a brain, a heart and soul --- and COURAGE. Then, and perhaps of the greatest importance, we need to learn HOW to WORK TOGETHER. Only "in TOTO," WORKING TOGETHER as ONE Body of the King of Kings, (whatever name or form that may take for each of us), can we have the freedom given.
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2008 07:56:02 -0500
Subject: And in the end more "Verbicide"
"I've come to realize that just about everything is none of my business." - Brother Cassian, Abbey of Gethsemani (1918 - 2007)
"The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table" is a humorous sketch, penned by Oliver Wendell Holmes, M.D., of his perceptions of life and people [Dr. Holmes' son, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. (1841 - 1935), was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1902 by President Theodore Roosevelt and retired therefrom in 1932]. You can read it in it's entirety in the Classics Section of the Freedomlaw.com Reading Room
"What are the great faults of conversation? Want of ideas, want of words, want of manners, are the principal ones, I suppose you think. I don't doubt it, but I will tell you what I have found spoil more good talks than anything else; long arguments on special points between people who differ on the fundamental principles on which these points depend. No men can have satisfactory relations with each other until they have agreed on certain ultima of belief not to be disturbed in ordinary conversation, and unless they have sense enough to trace the secondary questions depending upon these ultimate beliefs to their source. In short, just as a written constitution is essential to the best social order, so a code of finalities is a necessary condition of profitable talk between two persons. . . .
"Let me lay down the law upon the subject. Life and language are alike sacred. Homicide and verbicide — that is, violent treatment of a word with fatal results to its legitimate meaning, which is its life — are alike forbidden. . . .
"The great moralist says: 'To trifle with the vocabulary which is the vehicle of intercourse is to tamper with the currency of human intelligence . . . .' The infection spread to the national conscience. Political double-dealings naturally grew out of verbal double-meanings."
He coined the term "verbicide" to describe a serious danger to our nation. By succumbing to inaccurate terminology, we might became prey to those who would use our confusion as a weapon against us. The death (ride) of the nation could be wrought by an enemy whose most lethal weapons were terms whose meanings were twisted, perverted or vulgarized. We, as a people, would never commit political suicide but we might become victims of verbicide, which could be just as fatal to our freedoms.
On October 22,1980 at Louisiana State University, Senator Sam J. Ervin, Jr., (who represented North Carolina in the U.S. Congress for twenty years, served as chairman of the Government Operations Committee, was ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee and Chairman of its subcommittees on Constitutional Rights, Revision, and Codification of Laws, and of Separation of Powers, in addition to chairing the Senate Watergate Hearings) laid a foundation for his case against "judicial verbicide" in his speech, "Judicial Verbicide: An Affront to the Constitution" [the second address in a series of Hubert H. Humphrey Lectures in Public Affairs, reprinted in "A Blueprint for Judicial Reform" (Washington, D.C.: Free Congress Foundation, 1981)].
Just a simple country lawyer, "Senator Sam" enumerated three eternal truths:
"First, that 'whatever government is not a government of laws is a despotism, let it be called what it may'. . . ." (quoting Daniel Webster)
"Second, that occupants of public offices love power and are prone to abuse it. . . ." (quoting George Washington in his Farewell Address)
"Third, that what autocratic rulers of the people had done in the past might be attempted by their new rulers in the future unless they were restrained by laws which they alone could neither alter nor nullify." [quoting Milligan, Ex Parte 4 Wallace 2 (1866)]
Senator Ervin's phrase "judicial verbicide" describes the actions of Supreme Court Justices who "attempt to revise the Constitution while professing to interpret it." [paraphrasing Chief Justice Benjamin Nathan Cardoza in Sun Printing and Publishing Association v. Remington Paper and Power Company, 235 N.Y. 338, 139 N.E. 470 (1923)]
Senator Ervin also cited Chief Justice John Marshall's declarations [from Marbury v. Madison, 1 Cranch 137 (1803), and Gibbons v. Ogden, 9 Wheaton 1 (1824)]:
1. That the principles of the Constitution are designed to be permanent.
2. That the words of the Constitution must be understood to mean what they say.
3. That the Constitution constitutes an absolute rule for the government of the Supreme Court Justices in their official action.
Elaborating on point 2, Justice Marshall said, "As men whose intentions require no concealment generally employ the words which most directly and aptly express the ideas they intend to convey, the enlightened patriots who framed our Constitution, and the people who adopted it, must be understood to have employed words in their natural sense, and to have intended what they have said."
Supplementing Marshall's view, Senator Ervin continues:
"Judges who perpetrate verbicide on the Constitution are judicial activists. A judicial activist is a judge who interprets the Constitution to mean what it would have said if he instead of the Founding Fathers had written it."
Senator Ervin then returned to Daniel Webster: "Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters."
"By committing verbicide on the Constitution, the judicial activists concentrate in the federal government powers the Constitution reserves to the states; diminish the capacity of federal executive officers and the states to bring criminals to justice; rob individuals of personal and property rights; and expand their own powers and those of Congress far beyond their constitutional limits. . . . In charging in Chief Justice John Marshall's unhappy phrase that some Supreme Court Justices are making a solemn mockery of their oaths to support the Constitution, I am not a lone voice crying in the constitutional wilderness. I am, in truth, simply one member of a constantly expanding chorus.
"Judge Learned Hand, Alexander Bickel, Philip B. Kurland, and other profoundly enlightened constitutional scholars have made similar accusations. . . .
"One of the most lucid comments on the judicial verbicide of activist Supreme Court Justices is that of Justice Robert H. Jackson in his concurring opinion in Brown v. Allen (1953), "Whatever has been intended, this Court also has generated an impression in much of the judiciary that regard for precedents and authorities is obsolete, that words no longer mean what they have always meant to the profession, that the law knows no fixed principles. . . . "I know of no way we can have equal justice under law except we have some law."
In his concluding remarks, Senator Ervin spoke bluntly:
"All history proclaims this everlasting truth: No nation can enjoy the right to self-rule and the right to freedom from tyranny under a government of men. The Founding Fathers framed and ratified the Constitution to secure these precious rights to Americans for all time. Judicial verbicide substitutes the personal notions of judges for the precepts of the Constitution. Hence, judicial verbicide is calculated to convert the Constitution into a worthless scrap of paper and to replace our government of laws with a judicial oligarchy. . . . "A Justice who twists the words of the Constitution awry under the guise of interpreting it to substitute his personal notion for a constitutional precept is contemptuous of intellectual integrity."
The growing body of jurists gravely concerned about judicial verbicide is paralleled in a growing body of men and women who are equally concerned about verbicidal activity related to money.
Monetary Verbicide: Economic Warfare on Individual Liberty
When you learn the etymological histories of important words related to money, you learn specific examples of correct and incorrect usage of important words and phrases related to money, and you learn how corrupt individuals take advantage of public confusion about money-related words and phrases. If you haven't done so already, your preferred next step may be to read "The Creature From Jekyll Island' by G. Edward Griffin (Westlake Village, California: American Media, 1994).
"Wisdom begins by calling things by their right names." (ancient Chinese proverb)
As we become more familiar with the correct names for things, our wisdom should grow. People who don't call things by their right names, who object to "labeling," don't want you to know what they are doing. By acquiring greater wisdom, our thoughts and actions should become more appropriate to our needs, and solutions may be found more quickly to our nation's problems. As those problems are solved, the future for all Americans should become measurably brighter.
"Capitalism is the nearest substitute for open warfare yet devised by man. (Anonymous)
Indeed, as we in the United States begin to take remedial action against those who have sought to destroy our freedoms, we are likely to trigger the same action by freedom-loving people in other lands — help inspire valiant men and women everywhere to a higher standard of civic awareness, responsibility, and constructive action.
Use accurate and honest weights and measures (Deuteronomy 25:15)
The Lord willing, history will record that this generation of Americans gave its full measure of devotion to the ideals of individual sovereignty and helped to implement a better understanding of those ideals in the hearts, minds and souls of all mankind.