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Then We Arrested A Congressman. Then We Ordered Pay-Per-View and A Pizza

10-8 update - If you want the full story see the comments as that is where updates will be located from now on.)

Please note: The following is filed under the category of fiction for two reasons. First: because it has not happened yet and second: because so many of the facts have been changed out of necessity that it is no longer an entirely true story. However, I am still very sure you will like it :)

I don't know any names. I don't know any dates. I don't know any locations. All I know is that I am a member of a group of over 80 people spread across our vast and great nation who, for the past 6 years, have been plotting the arrest and detention of a Senator, Congressman, Judge, or Governor under the charge of high treason against the United States of America.

And that the arrest will occur in the next two weeks.

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We always assumed that we were being watched

It didn't take long for that classic question to come out: "what if they're watching us right now? What if one of us is CIA?"

When I asked, it was more 'tongue in cheek' than serious. I was already heavily invested by that time, and there had been more than enough evidence for any reasonably intelligent person to draw their conclusion by then to make my inquiry seem naive at best.

Still I asked it, and still I meant it. If this guy, my 'contact' in the organization wasn't able to provide at least a bullshit non-response, if his laugh wasn't wholehearted, then I simply wasn't interested. I don't need any more feathers in the wind.

But the answer he gave proved to be more telling than it first appears: "I was hoping you would ask that."

"We expect the NSA, Homeland Security, CIA, all them a-holes to be watching. And we give them plenty to watch."
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Birth of an Idea: The Bankster protest

It all started, simply enough, with one short easy question: If we actually could arrest one of the Washington War Criminals, what would that look like?

This question seemed innocent enough amongst the particular people I was hanging out with that day - The Great Bankster Protest of '09 - and it may have passed unnoticed, since we'd all heard it so many times before, except this time I wasn't willing to let it go.

"You'd need a jail." I said, "Handcuffs, a vehicle, and definitely some video cameras."
"And an arrest warrant" came a voice from the crowd.
"And a cattle-prod, most likely!"
"Sure, but how would you ever get close enough to serve either?" came that voice again.

A voice I wouldn't hear again for more than 2 years.

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(first of many parenthesis moments) This story can not be told in a classic narrative fashion of 'this happened, then this etc.' This story can only be told episodically - meaning that the punchline has already been delivered: that there will be a citizen's arrest of either a congressman or a senator, captured live and broadcast live via the internet, with all relevant paperwork filed, charges, et al, for what it's worth. The things most worth writing about did not happen in chronological order so a 'beginning to end' version of this story would not read well. The Q&A session that follows should be helpful.

The arrest will not be based on any particular vote or action from the particular C/S. It will not be based on the amount of time the individual has been in office. It will not be based around any one particular issue. It will be based on the number of treasonous votes times the amount of time in office divided by a random sequence generated by atmospheric noise.

...We couldn't allow recent events to weigh too heavily in favor of a 'candidate' since such votes for or votes against so often disappeared into the vapor of history without comment. Would a vote against war in Syria weigh in favor of a 'candidate?' The randomizer systems helped again of course.

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Which came first - The 'group' or Daily Paul?

I joined Daily Paul after I was recruited. I needed to prove my writing/documenting skills and establish an in with a widespread internet forum. My writing was previously and easily established via www.biodiesel.infopop.cc where I posted under the name 'clean and green'. My current and ongoing internet presence was more easily provided via Daily Paul.

The operation

The randomization

The randomization was done for a bunch of reasons. We didn't want any one person or faction to take over the movement. We didn't want any CIA infiltrators to gain power through means forthright or subtle. we also felt an obligation to future peoples' movements to provide a platform of sorts to build upon.

The broadcasting

The Telling

I was chosen for the job of telling this story through our normal process - random sequences were selected, personal desire to do the job was implied, the group voted on it, the magic 8-ball was consulted.

Table of Contents

How did I join this group

It all began with the simple question. Until then I hadn't been planning on joining a secret group intending on arresting a congressman or senator. After the meet I felt quite agreeable to the idea.

How did we organize

We formed what we came to refer to as a 'Limited Anarchy.' A good analogy would be a ship that had everyone's hands on the wheel, with everyone having a potential ability to sink himself and everyone else on board. Since natural human tendencies like trust sometimes sink ships, we programmed into the software countermeasures against trust. An example would be that anyone who was consistently on the winning side of votes would have this count against them in the amount of 'weight' the program added to their vote. Time in the group also counted against a member's machine-calculated confidence level. Rather than trusting someone because they'd been in since the beginning, the program would distrust them for this. Alternately, new members were given increased clout during votes.

'Leia' (the more humanized name given to the program as a convenience and demi-pronounciation of the initials for Limited Anarchy - L.A.) became the completely unhinged member of the tribe who had disproportionate power at her disposal, and an uncanny ability to know when she was being watched.

How did we communicate

We had 'open' sessions and 'closed' sessions. Open sessions were conducted on open phone lines that were ripe for monitoring, during which we spoke openly on a separate innocuous topic - let's say, the opening of a cake decorating shop. More intensive conversations went over secure encrypted lines.

How did we choose which C/Senator to arrest

How did we decide when to do act?

How did we finance the project

How did we assign decision-making power

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I'll Second That!

:-)

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

It will be an imitation, but a close one.

Certain details had to be changed in order to not compromise the mission. They are mostly inconsequential, though, and won't affect the final result.

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They are on the run...

We have won, but the most dangerous times are ahead as we back the 800# gorilla with nukes into the corner. Humanity as a whole can't expect any rationality or logic to come from TPTB as this point.

Let just hope the don't leave us a nuclear wasteland as a parting gift.

Tools of war are not always obvious. The worst weapon is an idea planted in the mind of man. Prejudices can kill, suspicion can destroy, and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has an everlasting fallout all of its own.

ConstitutionHugger's picture

Thank you

.

It's been 24 hours and I haven't been arrested yet.

This tells me that either the plan was known from the start and I have revealed nothing new, or that I have more value to the system being here on the outside.

33 comments and 33 upvotes. Fun!

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Treason

All we did to do, is to start charging every Congress"person" that has broken their Oath to the Constitution with treason. Then set back and watch them run. You have all heard of Running with the Bulls, now we would have Running with the Cowards.

Joined the Liberty Movement in Anchorage, Alaska, 1977. Ron Paul supporter since 1983.
In Liberty from the Pacific Northwest.

Clear signs of an uprising.

I have been calling for arrests for months and made a specific request for vigilance committees just this week. As for a charge, I would go for two, Accessories after the fact for crimes against humanity (for financing our Middle East outrages) and harboring convicted war criminals, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld. Both charges are capital offenses under international law and both justify the use of deadly force to execute the arrests against any bodyguards, including the Secret Service, as they, too, become accessories after the fact.

You would have, might have been a candidate for this project.

But recruitment stopped (6 months ago) as we reached a level where more became less. Sorry. Would've been proud to have you on board.

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Why even bother electing a Congress?

Congress has never been good for anything, but borrowing and wasting money and taxing the victims for their extravagance.

Of all the things conjured by the Founding fathers nothing has proven more costly, uncontrollable or useless.

Who needs it?

Free includes debt-free!

It's not Congress...

...that needs to go. It's the Executive Branch in its entirety. The Speaker of the House can step in to represent the U.S. as necessary. We need to get rid of all those cabinet positions and federal bureaucracies, and they position that seats the king. We don't need it. We surely don't need an executive to sign bills into law. I can't imagine what Obama would have been able to get away with if not for the "Party of NO". I personally would be ok with the whole bunch of them taking a year long vacation and then reconvening to vote themselves another year long vacation. We need a minute to ourselves without their "help".

Two types who care about Congress.

Those that get taxed to pay their bills.

Those that make a living as cronies.

I don't want to support cronies and I don't want tot be taxed.

They can take a year off while we restructure and downsize the executive.

Free includes debt-free!

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Excellent question.

Who needs it?

Excellent question...

I don't know.

Let's see... What do they do?

They make laws.

Laws for what?

But, even before that:

what is law?

Or... what OUGHT TO BE "law"?

Equivalently:

what ought to be:

1) the essential nature of law?

2) the purpose of law?

To answer that, we can consider the undesirable counter-example that Congress has forced upon the people.

They have made laws:

a) for the sake of serving special interests, individuals and/or corporations

b) for the sake of enforcing the "protection" of "protected groups"

c) for various ways of plunder - plunder upon wealth, upon freedoms, upon responsibility (see: moral hazards thru reckless insurance schemes... when not downright fraudulent scams)

d) what else I know...

a), c), and d) are probably the easiest to handle: it suffices to gather the tangible evidences of the indefensible actions and expose the immorality - dictionaries can help everybody recall to themselves what are the characteristic attributes of "bribes", "corruption", "cronyism", "rigged accounting", etc.

b) is more delicate and less easily understood by the public:

it is two-fold.

On one hand, some groups are objectively identifiable, however the fallacies lie in the faked or deviant claimed, so-called "protection" - it's a somewhat degenerated, veiled case of special interests and privileges at large - example: welfare programs or special treatments of specific public masses "to justify" the plunder over the rest to redistribute to the same, thus bribed, masses. The main purpose, in this case, is for politicians to get reelected. First blatant instance of demagoguery, more or less veiled, with or without an economic factor - see for instance: "gay rights".

On the other hand, some groups are unidentifiable or indefensible to denotate in the first place because of too much ambiguity or conflicting definitions - again, this is often only a pretext to justify more plunder, typically by taxation or unjust regulatory experiments - example: regulations on farming, and federally managed agriculture. In the latter example: who is as omniscient as a god to decide that this or that farm produces too much or not enough for the local or global markets - pretended to be free but who cease to be the very second such nonsense is allowed. The main purpose in this case is to enrich the state - the federal government - either via stolen wealth or accrued indefensible prerogatives of management and/or planning.

All that leads to the proliferation of unjust laws, aka... The Law Perverted.

Ahah! I hear a bell starting to ring...

So, what ought to be law, instead?

Bastiat has debunked, 150+ years ago, these pitfalls, fallacies, malicious plans of legal plunder, often, very often, thru the lever of collectivist views designed to appeal to uninformed or complacent masses - see also: demagoguery.

Sadly, almost nobody paid attention... And the socialists won the argument first in Paris, and it spread thru the world... Ask poor aunt Russia in 1917, or Germany in 1933...

Or better yet: ask she who once was a promising child ... America, starting to be seriously abused in 1913...

Bastiat has also answered the question for us positively:

the just law - The Law - ought to be justice AND ONLY justice, as opposed to what it has been perverted into: planning and management.

And what is justice if not faithfulness to the language of the foundational texts about the protection (against government) of the NATURAL rights that SHALL NOT be infringed?

If not respect for multi millenium old contract laws?

Etc.

Peace.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

good points

Laws should only be made by judges when deciding on specific cases, and evolve over time as other judges either improve upon other decisions or overturn them. The judges, in turn, get to make decisions based on their ability to attract customers, when people come to them to request that they preside over a case.

“With laws shall our land be built up, but with lawlessness laid waste.”
-Njal Thorgeirsson

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Thanks.

Thanks. Now we still have an awful lot of education left to be done... I hope I have contributed a bit by merely paraphrasing Bastiat's conclusions, that I find correct, in my own words and for our times after his efforts up until the mid 1800s.

I am certain that Bastiat, and a few others, including the founding fathers, would have been absolutely horrified to witness the second half of the 19th century, including for America, and the entire 20th century even more so...

:(

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

What is Law?

This is the basics of what I found so far in my own research.

No law can violate any other law.

Law has a logical hierarchical order of applicability from the whole set through every entity ending with the legally defined fictional capacity with each class of law applicable to defined entities.

The hierarchy of Law

Divine Law-Source of Order-Interfaces with Man through inspiration

Natural Law- The Laws that govern all aspects of Nature- Interfaces with Man via physical sentient interactive processing with all of nature

Common Law- The default non-conflicting maxims and interpretations that govern the interactions of Men and the process of balanced justice

Organic Law- Jurisdictional interpretational traits both understood and repugnant Common Law to those that adopt and proclaim them

Constitutional Law- Contractual creation of legal capacity with binding governing law for those who wish to fill the contractual capacity adopted under the organic law understanding

Statutory Law- Law that governs the lawful procedures and operations of all capacities created under the Constitutional contract

If we realize that no law can violate any other law and that there exists an inherent hierarchy of application of law that is isolated in its scope of application to inherently defined discreet entities then we can have a foundation for reviewing all law for removing conflict in order to asymptote at total congruency. Notice the applicable law between the interactions of man exists in common law. Notice where jurisdictional traits of common law apply to interpretation of common law. Notice Constitution would be the creation of the bound capacity and resulting legislative code would apply to constitutionally created entities only. This means slimebags claiming the ability to write law all the time would be extremely limited in the scope of any application.

IMHO we need to view Law as the endless search for timeless precedent of non-conflicting truth in truly balanced justice. New common law should be as rare a discovery as Einstein's law of relativity. This way ignorance of the law doesn't mean having to read 40,000 pages of new codes a year. Law would become simple and based in the common sense of the parties presenting and hearing the facts of a case.

Just sharing what I am seeing so far in my endless journey to the truth.

The most powerful Law of Nature is Time. It is finite and we all will run out of it. Use this Law to your advantage, for it offers you infinite possibilities...

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Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for sharing.

Well, I'm rather ignorant in the subtleties of the jargon around "law", there, but in all things human, I tend to try first the rule of thumb contained in the KISS principle... "Keep It Simple..."

So, I'm sure glad we can probably deal with the first 3 of your enumeration easily:

Divine Law - that would be for the religious/faithful (like me) or the contemplative or metaphysics amateur (I suppose atheists will want to skip this one with a shrug)

Natural Law - as I see it, that one will be of special interest as an object of study for the physicists, doctors of medicine, chemists, etc

Common Law - would that be what we often refer to as "common sense" and basic morality (right vs. wrong, non-aggression principle, theft is wrong, etc)?

I am more uneasy with the last three: could it be that malicious interpretations of any combination of these eventually brought us what Bastiat called "legal plunder" and that I tried to summarize?

Back to my point: if there is still room for improvement towards more simplicity and less incentives to pervert the law, I suspect it's among these last three that we ought to pay more attention to - or be wary of - what the legislators may be up to...

Just IMO/intuition.

Peace.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Your intuition is keen

Yes, I too am more uneasy with these 3 and yes clearly the last three have been used for the 'legal plunder'.

The uneasiness, I have found is in inherently Natural because the last three apply to those in a legally recognized fictional capacities. Legally recognized because the enumerated applicable entity met the elements of valid contract further up the hierarchy in Common Law. A valid contract can only be created through consent and all other required elements of valid contract met simultaneously. Without consent the common law interactions of man are not met and thus not applicable to statutory code. The hierarchy had to be fulfilled to get to the more isolated applications of the lowest three items in the hierarchy.

Applying the last three to legal fictional capacities means the law defines the activities that maintain limited liability within a defined scope of contractually based activities. These are the law for the capacity NOT the man or woman. Anything a man or woman does outside the defined capacity would mean now common law is the applicable law for any process of justice.

Also I am not saying these last 3 are only the prerogative of government. These could also apply to any lawful agreement made by men/women. Example, 3 men want to form a company (interaction of men is Common Law), They layout a mission statement (Organic Law), They form a contract to create the entity (capacity) and define the relationship and governing rules of the entity, i.e. operating agreement (Constitutional Law), The processes and internal rules adopted by the men in the capacity (men in the capacity of the entity is the 'person') is the Statutory Law that applies to those in the Constitutional defined capacity, i.e. employee rules/Standard Operating Procedures. Any statutory rules adopted that inconsistent with the hierarchy of Law are simply invalid and null on their face.

If we apply this understanding to government it means that Statutory Law does not apply to men/women. Statutory Law created by legislature is for employees of Government i.e. the persons (men in capacity) of government aka the Citizen.

This demonstrates that with this lawfully congruent understanding that Statutes apply only to Citizens and Citizens are only government employees NOT We the People. Men cannot work as the capacity the capacity with the man inside of it (on duty) is the person acting as a Citizen.

I believe this is where Americans screwed up. Most people think they are a Citizen and most people think that Statutory Code is applicable to everyone when it is not and never was. Applying Statutory Code to Men/Women is a usurpation of law by criminally intending control freaks.

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I've noticed

that many comments below consider your thread, Chris, humorous fiction.
I read it slowly, carefully...then read it again! I have come to the conclusion that you are serious, and I love you for it (from-one-human-being-to-another type of love). I am so excited! I am so excited because this feels like the 'step necessary to REALLY get the ball rolling towards turning this country around'...

I look forward to viewing said video in the near future.

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revalation of the method.

It was decided early on in the project that in fairness to the potential arrestees, one of us would become the biographer of the events leading to the arrest. An internet chat site was the obvious choice for the revalation, but it could easily and just as well have been published in some obscure journal or even as a letter to the editor of the local Auto Trader. As long as it would be possible to explain to the individual that they were warned and they shouldn't act all surprised that this has happened to them.

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Nice!

That was fun to read. Can't wait for the next (or previous) chapters.

How great would it be to see JM and Graham leading...err...not leading...being the last in line...in a couple of chain gangs on the side of a country road slinging sickles?

"Thats the sound of the men...working on the Chain...Gang"

This was going to be my day off work...

see http://www.dailypaul.com/296779/i-told-my-boss-not-to-pay-me...

but I managed to talk myself into helping kill 10,000 hornets/wasps/yellowjackets today so I'm afraid no updates until this evening.

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Great Reading!

That was fun - got a few minutes to feel naughty. :-)

For the record, "...They shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of he Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respected Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place." - Art. 1, Sec. 6, U.S. Constitution.

Any C/S today could be arrested for "Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace". They've all committed treason just by spying on us and militarizing our local police, IMHO.

I figured this section needed a comment that mentions this, especially with the whole Syria thing and so many reps considering an international Breaching of the Peace against the peoples' will. That act would fall under that category, right?

Thanks for the story. Nice way to start the day. :-)

The main difference between our group and a 'real' arresting

police force, is that we are certain of the charges. We couldn't risk making a false accusation and allowing the arrested individual to 'walk'. For some of the 'targets' on the list the crimes ennumerated are ones of omission rather than of commission.

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We can hope....

but, when folks like Jane Harmon, Charlie Rangel and a slew of others who should have been arrested and who was caught red handed "walk", I don't see much hope. The foxes are guarding the chicken coup. It is going to take more and I truly believe more is upon us...

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
"I have one word for you...predator drones. Oh, you think I'm kidding?" Obombya

We have agreed mostly, in our conversations...

that when the arrestee is delivered to the jail facility they will probably be allowed to walk, and the parties doing the arresting will be jailed themselves. I would love to do the job myself, but as the biographer for this mission I am way down on the list to be chosen to do the deed.

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LOL Chris....

You have my vote to be the head of the arrestor party. I will; however, join you. :)

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is argument of tyrants. It is the creed of slaves." William Pitt in the House of Commons November 18, 1783
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Take bids?

John McShame for $100.00

Do I hear $200.00?

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Our first 'subject', and any and all subsequent...

are chosen via true randomness via http://www.random.org/sequences/ since we always assumed that we were being watched, and that someone in our merry band was a federal agent reporting our conversations in real time while trying to lead us astray.

I certainly have my favorite choice of who should be the first, but as it turns out it will probably end up being some congress-critter no one has even heard of...

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Or better yet, take donations

Towards a justice bounty for the arrest and just prosecution of _______________ for crimes against humanity.

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This sounds

pretty interesting, you are a very good writer. Can't wait till it becomes nonfiction. Keep up the great work.

Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must. like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.-Thomas Paine

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