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Why is there no criminal penalty for violating the constitution?

The Constitution is the supreme law of the land in the USA. Why is there no criminal penalty like a "Class A felony" ? Should we contact our state and federal congress critters and demand a criminal statue be made for violationg the constitution?

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We can stop them!

Someone on c4L turned me on to

A "must see" for all liberty loving Americans!

We can't punish the elite for anything,

nothing, not even murder. They own the judges. We can't even get the birth certificate of our president. We are castrated.


If there was a criminal penalty for violating the Constitution 434 representatives and 100 senators would have to go to jail.

Why not cut to the chase?

These men control the fed and everything else. If you legally hassle one of their puppets what is gained?

The Alien Registration Act or Smith Act (18 U.S.C. § 2385) of 1940 is a United States federal statute that makes it a criminal offense for anyone to
“ knowingly or willfully advocate, abet, advise or teach the duty, necessity, desirability or propriety of overthrowing the Government of the United States or of any State by force or violence, or for anyone to organize any association which teaches, advises or encourages such an overthrow, or for anyone to become a member of or to affiliate with any such association."

This aptly describes the "men in power" and how they will be charged.

They have conspired to overthrow the government. They would also be charged with treason.

BTW they know damn well about these laws.


There is.....

It's called the proper and just use of the 2nd amendment....

Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.”
– Patrick Henry, speech to the Virginia Convention

“The Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn't understand, the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had." - Eric Schmidt

I've thought of this

I've thought of this before...

I wondered what would happen if we instituted a Constitution Protection Agency (CPA) that would punish any politician for breaking the law, however it dawned on me that an agency with such monopoly powers would inevitably be corrupted and not function properly, that's why it's important for the citizenry to stay aware and vigilant. It's up to the people to protect the constitution.

Fortunately, I believe more and more people are waking up and as things get worse politically and economically, millions more of Americans will become obsessed about protecting and enforcing the Constitution.


Ironically, a federal statute making it a crime to violate the Constitution would be an unconstitutional statute (except for violations in Washington D.C. and certain federal buildings, where Congress has exclusive jurisdiction). To properly enact that power would require a Constitutional amendment. As it stands, almost all federal criminal laws are unconstitutional.

Read this classic document by Jefferson, especially point #2: http://www.princeton.edu/~tjpapers/kyres/kyadopted.html

I think because it is so

I think because it is so difficult to enforce such an interpretable law. It would be great if someone could design a system that could do this, though.

Ventura 2012

It should be a crime to

It should be a crime to violate the constitution

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."- JFK

Judge Napolitano

asked this same question yesterday while he was sitting in for glenn beck. and this is what he said. http://glennbeckclips.com./ and all so found on the cato YT http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXrX3U2wS7s

the post below is correct...

it is a criminal offense (capital felony in fact)

see 18USC242 - Deprivation of rights under color of law

"Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or to different punishments, pains, or penalties, on account of such person being an alien, or by reason of his color, or race, than are prescribed for the punishment of citizens, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be
sentenced to death."


see also

42USC1983 - Civil action for deprivation of rights

"Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law, suit in equity, or other proper proceeding for redress, except that in any action brought against a judicial officer for an act or omission taken in such officer's judicial capacity, injunctive relief shall not be granted unless a declaratory decree was violated or declaratory relief was unavailable. For the purposes of this section, any Act of Congress applicable exclusively to the District of Columbia shall be considered to be a statute of the District of Columbia."


problem is people don't stand up for their rights (not that they make it easy)... actually (in most cases) they willingly (albeit unknowingly) contract them away with things like social security, drivers license, marriage license etc...

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Let's start filing criminal complants on elected officials

and other government employees.

It is a criminal offense for

It is a criminal offense for any elected or appointed public official to violate the rights of an American citizen. This is in the United States Code. I believe the fine runs to $10,000. We rarely if ever see this law enforced.

I think that the states should start taking a look at this. It will be a cold day in hell before a state like Connecticut does anything like this, but some of the states in the mid west and south might take the initiative.

These FEMA camps we keep hearing about would be a perfect place to incarcerate politicians accused of violating our rights, or their oath to the Constitution. We need to put the fear of God into these arrogant thugs.

Don't the

camps already have guillotines?
Tempting, but WE are better than that.
Better to make them PAY.
FRNs NOT accepted in payment of their debt to the people.

No FRNs is right

-gold or silver (Hey, I'd accept platinum as well )payable to all Patriots!
We are whipping folks back into shape, we are going to get this done!" Barack Obama,in reference to Blue Dog Opposition, on the health care bill.
"The most terrifying words in the English language are: 'I'm from the government, and I'm here to help.'" Ronald Reagan

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

The Court should be running

The Court should be running the Justice Dept...But the founders thought the office of the President would always be trust worthy. They had confidence in WE the People to protect our own interests...
Well , our interests have changed, apparently.The forbidden fruit is too enticing..We are still, "in the beginning"..
But this time WE have an advocate....
Good people ,do Good deeds
and are no respecter of person

Good question!


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Ron Paul 2012...and beyond

Hanging for Treason?

On the steps of the Capitol building would get their attention.;-)

Judge Napolitano

spoke about this on wed's Freedomwatch this week! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gm40a3jJ7q0 Thanks to marcaeld channel. Judge Napolitano asked, "Why can't we just sue the congress for unconstitutional Laws?" and the answer was pretty much "The American people are the ONLY HOPE! to keep pressure on there government to follow the constitution". Because of the problem with the courts. It truly was a great show

One of the many flaws in our

One of the many flaws in our Constitution. It was created at a time when the general population had some morals. They never could have anticipated the evil that would be in the hearts of the men of today. They should have written in dozens of additional safeguards. it would be an interesting task to rewrite it closing all the loopholes we now know of.

Turn off the TV Propaganda.
Find out what's really going on!

Turn off the TV Propaganda.
Find out what's really going on!
"Your portal to reality!"

The ONLY loophole is in WE

The ONLY loophole is in WE the People..Society has changed their interests & wants to ignore their own freedom...The fobidden fruit is too enticing...We are still, 'in the beginning"..
Good people ,do Good deeds
and are no respecter of person

David40: Try it out -- It's pretty easy actually

Tell me if you'd keep our current Constitution or use this half-a-page one I'll create on the fly.


1) 24-Team Naval Meritocracy (Central Naval oversight)
---ZERO Taxing Authority
---ZERO Regulatory Authority
---ZERO Currency Authority
---One 6-year Term
---Paid 100% by incentives (a rubric built around: innovation, cost reduction, communication advances, contract estimation, anti-pirate record, serviceability, weaponology advancement)
---A committee overseas there incentives -- Open-Source Experts -- all analysis is made public
---Incentives and Budget come out of a 1% National Sales Tax

2) 24-Team Army-Air Guard Meritocracy (State Level)
---All the above ZEROs
----One 6-year Term
----Same Incentives
----Same Committee Incentive Oversight
----Rubric is similar only pertaining to Border and Port Patrol - Search and Rescue - Evacuation Preparedness
----Incentives and Budget come out of a 3% State Sales Tax

3) 24-Team Foreign Debt Accounting Meritocracy
---All the above ZEROs
----Same Term
----Simial Incentives and Rubric
----Incentives and Debt is paid from a 3% National Sales Tax
----This Meritocracy folds once all foreign debt is paid off

4) ZERO Federal or State Courts -- All Mediation is Private

5) Consumer Sovereignty (as Mises said) reigns over all Markets

Founding Dad "Octobox"


Sempiternal: Not sure if I'm "getting" you?

I wrote it -- The principles that I captured have been around and expounded from different angles since the time of Plato (at least).

The way it was written is my short-hand; my filter.

I could have drilled-down under each point to give more detailed explanation, but I was trying to keep it brief.