J.A.I.L. Equivalent To
War For Independence
"... no less momentous a
crisis than the War for Independence"
I'm pleased you liked my essay. I am not a JAIL
member. I am a "Friend of JAIL". Standing outside I am
often in a better position to promote or defend it than I would be as
You wrote: "It is critical to remove ALL IMMUNITY LAWS,
everywhere, for government agents."
I don't agree. For example, Members of Congress, I believe,
cannot be charged with petty crimes while Congress is in session.
That is to prevent politically motivated prosecutions designed to
interrupt or influence legislation. Imagine one party
"encouraging" so many parking tickets or other minor infractions, or
filing petty lawsuits against their opposition that half the seats in
congress would be empty with all the court appearances.
Besides, J.A.I.L. will put ethics into the other two branches
too ... not just the judiciary. After all, if you have a beef
with the Legislature, where do you go? ...to the courts. If you
have a beef with the Executive branch, where do you go? ...the
courts! If we get the judges, we get the whole ball of
AND, when J.A.I.L. is in place, the number of government agencies
(and agents) will shrink dramatically.
J.A.I.L. is, so far as I can tell, nearly perfect. It is a
simple, clean, idea that will obviously work. Let's put it into
law and see how it works. Let's not tinker with it now. Lets make it
From: T.N.T. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2005 11:21 PM
I'm a fellow J.A.I.L. member. Glad to see we are merging and
uniting with a variety of like-minded groups. And yes,
ACCOUNTABILITY is EVERYTHING. In addition, it is critical
to remove ALL IMMUNITY LAWS, everywhere, for government
agents. In fact, that is one Initiative I would be in favor of
adding in to the current J.A.I.L. proposed Legislation.
Glad to see you are out there, taking a pro-active stance, in
educating everyone about the J.A.I.L. Initiative.
Many blessings to you. ....
By Henry Jake Morgan, email@example.com
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that
all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator
with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty,
and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights,
Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from
the consent of the governed.
That whenever any
Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right
of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new
Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing
its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect
their Safety and Happiness.
- Thomas Jefferson
If government can selectively ignore provisions of the Constitution
as it pleases, the people, to whom the government belongs, can never
clearly assess whether any parts of the Constitution may need
adjustment. It was for this reason that Public Officers were required
by the Constitution to take an Oath to faithfully obey it.
By ignoring portions of the Constitution, politicians effectively
destroy "government by the people" and in its place inject their
personal passions and prejudices, thereby muddying the waters making
it impossible for the people to effectively govern.
Their (politicians') contention that they actually
constitute a legitimate government because they follow the
Constitution --sometimes, to some degree, in some of its
particulars-- is a lie-- to mask the fact of the lawless,
treasonous, rebellious coup de etat' they have effected, and to keep
the people believing that they own (and therefore will continue to
support and pay for) "their" government.
The Constitution was crafted as a unified whole, with the intention
to create a limited servant government, to perform 17 specific tasks
--and nothing else!
The government, created by the Constitution, was crafted with the
intention that all of its parts and functions were necessarily
interdependent requiring, like the parts of a fine watch, ALL parts
to function properly in order to create a nearly perfect whole. The
severe limitations placed upon government played no less a part in
defining it than the forms and powers it was granted.
By their "selective obedience" to the Constitution, politicians
bureaucrats have effectively taken power, like the host of petty
tyrants that they are, and enthroned themselves; effectively
replacing "self-government" by the people. Without strict obedience
to the Constitution by public servants, no sound judgments can be
made by the people as to what parts of it are working, what parts are
not, and therefore needful of repair --with one exception.
The very fact that government actors are able to ignore the Peoples
Law, --the Constitution-- selectively and with impunity lays bare ONE
It should be obvious by now, to any who will look, that the
Constitution lacks any effective provision by which the people may
handily, efficaciously, and speedily enforce its provisions upon the
rebellious actors who, from time to time, occupy the offices of
the government that it (the Constitution) establishes.
It is a deficiency so grave that the intention of the Founders and
Framers for self-government of and by the people has never, from the
very day the Constitution was ratified, EVER come effectively into
full flower. We, as a people, since 1789, have only had, when lucky
enough to see men of honor in government who took their oath of
office as their iron bond, the briefest flashes of the kind of
liberty, freedom, justice, happiness, and prosperity that were the
promise of the Founders' dream.
Yet even though imperfect in execution, this Constitution has
provided a framework, a virtual "greenhouse" in which the American
people have raised up the greatest nation ever to have graced this
planet. And, conversely, to the ever-increasing extent that
government actors ignore its (the Constitution's) provisions with
impunity, the great nation that grew up girded by its frame
has begun to whither and die.
THE ONE GLARING DEFICIENCY in that Constitution has now become
obvious and critical of repair, if America is to have any hope of
regaining its position as the beacon of liberty, the "shining city on
a hill," a light to the world, that it so briefly was.
THAT ONE GREAT DEFICIENCY..... which more than any other, is at
the root of our current public turmoil, distress, national
THAT ONE GREAT DEFICIENCY...... which constitutes the greatest
crisis of our times, is the simple lack of any truly effective
mechanism in the Constitution by which the People can readily
discipline government actors, who ignore the Constitution's mandates
and prohibitions and, thereby, grant themselves, in an orgy of
blatant, continuous, and ever-expanding usurpation, powers nowhere
granted in it.
The Founders' dreams of "self government", "government of laws - not
men", "government of, by and for the people" are crashing,
dying, on the shoals of this one deficiency.
I believe the solution is at hand.
A corrective Amendment has been proposed. It is, in my opinion, as
well crafted in its language and in its substance as any devised by
the Founders and Framers.
It provides an efficient mechanism by which the People can readily
enforce Their Law (the Constitution). If it is adopted, the People
will be able to enforce the Constitution upon Their Government, and
(a) for the first time in our history, be fully
and truly in control;
(b) and, for the first time, be able to see the Constitution
--unhindered by political exigencies-- and thereby be able to
ascertain whether any other part of it is wanting of correction.
UNTIL THE CONSTITUTION IS BROUGHT FULLY INTO ENFORCEMENT, NO VALID
DECISION CAN BE MADE AS TO
WHETHER OR NOT IT NEEDS TO BE "alter[ed] or abolish[ed]."
I hope you will examine the proposed Amendment closely. I believe you
will, upon examination, find it to be of the highest necessity to
accomplish. And I hope that you will join the effort to make it a
reality in whatever way, small or great, that you are able.
I believe that our future happiness, and that of our children, and
all future generations, --perhaps even the future of the entire
world-- hangs in the balance. This is, seen in its proper light, no
less momentous a crisis than the War for Independence, which gave us
I urge you to examine the proposed Judicial Accountability Amendment
to your own satisfaction at: www.jail4judges.org and having done so, to add the weight of your will,
and of whatever means you can bring to bear, to the effort for it's
adoption as an Amendment to each state's Constitution, and then as an
Amendment to the Constitution for the united States of America.
The Founders and Framers struck a mighty blow for Liberty. We have
enjoyed the incredible fruits of their legacy. But now the
Torch of Liberty is in OUR hands. It is OUR responsibility
We must forge on ... to perfect their Dream!
We must not drop the Torch.
---- Henry "Jake" Morgan