The Inherent Right of ALL People to Alter
or Reform Abusive Government.
The Right Upon Which All Other Rights
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J.A.I.L. Must Start
Where It Can
Response to Stacy Ryan, Nebraska JAILer,
from Barbie, National J.A.I.L.
In response to your message below, J.A.I.L. applies to
the entire judicial system-- local, state, and federal. There is a Federal
J.A.I.L. bill that has been presented to Congress. However, Congress is not
responding because the People are held captive to them, since there is no
federal initiative process. Perhaps the time will come when the People realize
that a federal initiative process is necessary, because the inherent right of
the People to alter and reform their government applies to any government--
federal as well as state/local.
Under the circumstances, it is considered the best
strategy for J.A.I.L. nationally is to get J.A.I.L. passed in the initiative
states first, then take whatever measures are necessary to get it passed in the
non-initiative states. Hopefully, some of the current non-initiative states will
have succeeded in becoming initiative states in the meantime.
At some point, the People will have to push for federal
judicial accountability. Federal J.A.I.L. should be a constitutional amendment,
just like the state measure is. However, the big obstruction to that is the fact
that there is no federal initiative process-- Congress is standing in the
way of the inherent right of the People to alter or amend federal government. As
we have been saying, the Constitution lacks an enforcement provision for the
People to maintain its integrity. Such provision should have been a
J.A.I.L.-type of process directly written in as part of the text of the
Constitution itself. At the very least, a federal initiative process should have
been a constitutional provision for the People.
In short, the Constitution omits a mechanism by which
the People, for whom the Constitution was created in the first place, to be able
to orderly and specifically keep their government
within constitutional limitations. After years of
government being left on its own, we are seeing the results of that lack of
an enforcement provision, i.e., the usurpation of power into absolute despotism.
The Declaration of Independence states that when such occurs, it is the duty of
the People to change government to what it is supposed to be, and to provide new
guards for the future. The question is: HOW is that to be
done? Those "guards" should have been part of the Constitution to
begin with, obviating the necessity of the People to have to change it. Yes,
we're now crying over spilt milk which we, the Progeny, are forced to do. The
People were left vulnerable to a despotic takeover, and now We, the Progeny, are
suffering the consequences of it.
Yes, Stacy, J.A.I.L. will "fix"
corporate America by at long last providing a means by which the People (now the
Progeny) will be able to exercise their inherent right to alter and amend their
government as they deem necessary to protect them from its arbitrary actions
(the "touchstone" of due process).
The Constitution does not provide for a "corporate
America" and the despotism resulting therefrom. J.A.I.L. will hold government,
through the judiciary, accountable to the original Constitution. "Corporate
America" is a fiction that was developed by Congress without constitutional
authority as a result of that gaping hole in the Constitution-- the lack of an
enforcement provision for the People to implement.
J.A.I.L. will fill that lack to a certain extent.
Unfortunately, the People will still be paying the price for that omission by
not being able to alter and amend government
nationally, as they have the right and duty to do. But
right and duty, as law generally, is only as good as its enforceability. We are
left with no other peaceful method of amending government than to do so
incrementally, first: initiative state by initiative state, then the other
states, and finally, federally. It should be the other way around. If the People
could amend the U.S. Constitution (the only one that is lawful) by a federal
initiative process, that would take care of the states, because the states must
follow the Supreme Law of the Land. But that process is blocked because no
provision was made.
As it stands, Stacy, yes-- we must depend on "local
rich people" to "enable J.A.I.L. to get a foothold." The ultimate goal of
J.A.I.L. is nationwide reform, as it has to be
eventually. However, the People can't hold off in the meantime. We must take
action however we can, as SOON as we can. That means we must depend on "local
rich people" to get J.A.I.L. started in this country
That "somewhere" depends on how rich the local people
need to be, which in turn depends on how many signatures are required to qualify
for the ballot in an initiative state. As a matter of just plain
economics, the odds of getting J.A.I.L. started in South Dakota
(the initiative state requiring the least number of
signatures) is much greater than getting it started in California (the
initiative state requiring the greatest number of
signatures). So, it isn't a matter of "bringing" California's "trash" to South
Dakota as the S.D. Legislature claims, but it's a matter of pure
economics. The U.S. Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land in
all states, and it must be obeyed by the judiciary in
all states. J.A.I.L. must start where it
If you have further questions or comments, let us
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, March 10, 2006 6:09
Subject: Re: Welcoming New Colorado JIC,
I am just going to comment that J.A.I.L. should stay
It is my understanding that J.A.I.L. isn't applicable to federal judges,
correct me if I am wrong. When you start advising I turn off FOX the only
channel most Republicans feel is generally objective the effort starts to look
political. Local media in my small city can be as corrupt as the
mainstream media. J.A.I.L. can't "fix" corporate America, local "rich"
people are the ones who are going to enable J.A.I.L. to get a
This type of enthusiasm is better aimed at big business, federal
government and your choice of political party.
J.A.I.L. deals with local state government where truly the little people
are. If the goal is nationwide reform I am afraid it will be another
10-15 years before J.A.I.L. succeeds.
Just what are the goals and objectives of J.A.I.L., maybe I am the
confused one. I was of the understanding that J.A.I.L. applies to
the county and district levels of the respective state judiciary.
Our New Colorado
I have appointed Victoria Bard as our new
JAILer-In-Chie of Colorado. Below is her acceptance letter. Please
write and welcome her to the fold, and give her encouragement in the duties
that await her. My thanks to her, and to all of you who have chosen to
remain faithful in the objective of J.A.I.L. Colorado is a good initiative
state awaiting to be gleaned in the advancement of truth for our country as
a whole. God bless you, Victoria.
----- Original Message
Wednesday, March 08, 2006 11:13 PM
March 8, 2006
Dear Ron and Barbie:
Thank you for your confidence in appointing me as
Jailer-in-Chief of Colorado. I am excited to begin this new phase of life. I
look forward to helping raise the consciousness of the citizens of our fine
country by helping people realize they have the power to reclaim their
I have not been drawn to J.A.I.L. for Judges because
of any personal messy legal issues. My only involvement with the courts was
my divorce (which, now that I think about it, included at least one ruling
that did not seem to be based on the law as I understand it). However, when
I hear about the injustices that others have faced it really makes me mad.
The stories just don't stop.
I have this to share with
country is going nowhere good and it's going there fast. We, you and me, are
the only ones that can change that. So few people pay attention to what's
going on in this country and the result is that justice is green, corporate
welfare is rampant, and our media is becoming a monopoly. Ordinary people
have very little recourse at times when our legal system fails to function
objectively. Ordinary people can't afford it. 1% of the population of this
country controls 32.7% of the wealth (10% of the people control 70% of the
wealth)*. Is that the intention of democracy? Of free trade? Of capitalism?
No, I say. That's the result of rich people and corporations wanting more
than their fair share of control. They will continue to succeed - if no one
stops them. They've gained power by buying the judgements, oh, wait, the
judges…yes, our judges are bought…
Inequality Charts from FairEconomy.org, 2001
Stay informed. If you think you are getting unbiased
information from any of the mainstream newspapers or television stations
then you're still asleep. Wake Up! Check out your community radio stations
and read your alternative local newspapers. Turn off Fox news, for God's
Margaret Mead once said, "Never doubt that a small
group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is
the only thing that ever has."
Let's GO. Let's be that group of committed citizens.
Let's create some change.
Victoria Bard, Colorado JIC
Here's a few more interesting quotes to mull
We hang the petty thieves
and appoint the great ones to public office.
Delano Roosevelt: The only sure bulwark of
continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of
the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain
its sovereign control over the government.
Chomsky: If you go to one
demonstration and then go home, that's something, but the people in power
can live with that. What they can't live with is sustained pressure that
keeps building, organisations that keep doing things, people that keep
learning lessons from the last time and doing it better the next
Jefferson: The care of human life
and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of
to) Edmund Burke : The only thing necessary
for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Douglass: Find out just what people
will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and
wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue until they
are resisted with either words or blows, or both. The limits of tyrants are
prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.
Luther King, Jr.: An individual who breaks
a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the
penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community
over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the
An imbalance between rich
and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics.
Einstein: Insanity is doing the
same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Victoria Bard grew up in
Lisbon Falls, Maine, and graduated from Lisbon High School as Salutatorian
of her class in 1984. After attending one year at Bates College in Lewiston,
Maine, she took a year off to travel with Up With People as a trumpet player
in the band of Cast A ‘85-'86. During her year of travel, she lived with 90
host families throughout the United States, she spent 3 weeks in China, and
she performed in the Superbowl XX Half-Time Show in New Orleans. She
returned to Bates College to complete her studies and received a Bachelor of
Science degree in Mathematics in 1989. In 1990 she moved to Denver,
Colorado, where she worked as secretary for the Head of the Gastroenterology
Division of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. In 1992 she
moved to Boulder, Colorado, to attend a 1000-hour training program at the
Boulder School of Massage Therapy. She has worked on and off for the past 13
years as a Certified Massage Therapist in Boulder. She is currently
developing a process workshop called createYES which is designed to help
people understand and own their personal power.
Victoria is a single
mother of two young children. Her son Anthony, age 7, is attending 1st Grade
at Whittier Elementary International Baccalaureate School, and her daughter
Phoenix, age 5, is in Kindergarten at Boulder Country Day. Victoria is a
long-time volunteer and DJ at KGNU Community Radio Station, which can be
heard at http://www.kgnu.org/. She enjoys
reading, meditation, music, art, sudoku puzzles, dancing, and long walks in
the foothills. She has been a member of Toastmasters International and the
Denver Jaycees. She recently served as President of the Homeowners'
Association where she lives and was a board member of KGNU Community Radio
Station in the 1990s.