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Can "We the People" form Grand Juries and indict criminal behavior ?

But the power to convene a Grand Jury is not recognized today in America by most judges. Leo Donofrio, a New Jersey attorney explains. “The constitutional power of ‘we the people’ sitting as grand jurors has been subverted by a deceptive play on words since 1946 when the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure were enacted. Regardless, the power still exists in the Constitution and has been upheld by the United States Supreme Court.”
Donofrio says the 5th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides the power for a Grand Jury of the people without reliance upon a U.S. Attorney to concur in such criminal charges.

The powers for citizen grand juries have been affirmed by several Supreme Court decisions. Justice Powell, in United States v. Calandra, 414 U.S. 338, 343 (1974), stated:
“The grand jury’s historic functions survive to this day. Its responsibilities continue to include both the determination of whether there is probable cause to believe a crime has been committed and the protection of citizens against unfounded criminal prosecutions. Branzburg v. Hayes, 408 U.S. 665, 686-687 (1972).”

In United States v. Williams, 504 U.S. 36 at 48 (1992), Justice
Scalia, delivering the opinion of the court, laid down the law of the land:


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I viewed that link twice so far.

There was a reference made to Oaths, affidavits, and The Bill of Rights specifying the 5th Amendment.


Amendment V

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

No Longer Can We Follow the Federalist Paper Authors, the Anti-Federalists Had It Right!

James Madison firmly believed the Constitution clearly distinguished federal powers from those retained by the states; successful constitutionalism dictated preserving that division. He was lead to believe this by Hamilton’s deceptive language.






Work shop?

If all the steps are put in place routinely, as a function of schooling, learning, practicing, on test cases, documented for review bay anyone, what kind of power would such as due process represent?

Mob Rule?

Steps that could be Step 1, Step 2, on an on?

Know who, specifically, which names of which people, on which lists of names, can take Step 1 in processing a Federal Grand Jury?

Know who, specifically, which names of which people, on which lists of names, can be subject to, or not subject to a Federal Grand Jury?

Is it a Federal Grand Jury?

Meaning, can anyone working as a Federal Employee, anyone, including The President of the Washington D.C. based Corporation U.S.A. (LLC) be on the list of names that are subject to the lawful process of a Federal Grand Jury, or is the word Federal once again a false, and fraudulent, word?

How about Ben Bernanke up on charges of fraud, extortion, counterfeiting, and money laundering?

Is the first Step to stop thinking that the false authorities deserve any credit other than a full accrediting, or accounting, of their crimes?


The People's Court :P

The People's Court :P

Who first?

Something easy and blatant, maybe Clapper's perjury.

meekandmild's picture

so many to choose from

how about starting local?



What would the Founders do?