This is a blog of current events and issues that affect most of our lives. There are fundamental flaws in how American government operates today,contrary to the Constitution and the vision of a representative republican form of governance. I intend doing something about it: by educating and informing others who are not even aware of the dangers.
Many people are outraged that monuments and statues that honor the memory of so many men (and some women) who stood up to a tyrannical federal government are allowed to remind us of a history that we are not all fond of. The martial law decree by then President Abraham Lincoln was nothing less than war on the States and their People.
I imagine that being born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania makes my views on the Civil War seem out of step with the popular rhetoric and current beliefs. But having learned the same history that many of my contemporaries did, how Lincoln freed the slaves and was assassinate for doing so, and becoming aware of so much more history of the period has provided me with the opportunity to see the truth.
Lincoln did not free anyone, never intended on freeing anyone, and by his own words, was not in favor of granting ‘Negroes’ equal status as Whites. His own words, expressed in the debates with Douglas attest to the fact that Abraham Lincoln was racist until the day he died. But it wasn’t even his racism that was the primary motive for killing him.
In his own words: “I will say then that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races, [applause]—that I am not nor ever have been in favor of making voters or jurors of negroes, nor of qualifying them to hold office, nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this that there is a physical difference between the white and black races which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equality. And inasmuch as they cannot so live, while they do remain together there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I as much as any other man am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race. I say upon this occasion I do not perceive that because the white man is to have the superior position the negro should be denied every thing. I do not understand that because I do not want a negro woman for a slave I must necessarily want her for a wife. [Cheers and laughter.] My understanding is that I can just let her alone. I am now in my fiftieth year, and I certainly never have had a black woman for either a slave or a wife. ”
The actions taken against the Confederate States of America was a police action, to force States to give up their independence and become subjects of the federal government that was the very creation of the States. When they refused and walked out of Congress, it was because Lincoln wanted them to place their lands in collateral against the national debt. Naval blockades and high duties or tariffs were placed against them much as sanctions are placed against nations today who refuse to submit to foreign demands and influences.
The Esteemed Readers of the Fix America blog and website are aware of the injustice displayed in federal courts across the States. This particular case draws our attention to the fact that standing up for your rights in the States today is viewed by the government as a “virus” by such individuals as Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR).
These men deserve to be heard but Judge Gloria Navarro has an agenda that is contrary to the Constitution and the rights supposedly protected under it. No constitutional issue can be addressed in her court under penalty of contempt or removal of other rights which she deems are nothing more than privileges granted by the supremacy of the federal government.
Please take some time to read and share with others. We thank good journalist Shari Dovale for bringing these issues to light.
Navarro Cuts Defendants Rights to TWO
by Shari Dovale
During the first trial of the Bunkerville defendants, this past March, Judge Gloria Navarro made the specific point to Todd Engel that, in her courtroom, defendants have only three rights.
In happened after Engel, who was representing himself as was his right to do, asked the unforgivable question, “Is it true that [Special Agent In Charge] Dan Love is under criminal investigation?”
The prosecution threw fits, yelling objections. Navarro not only sustained their objections, but stripped Engel of his right to self-representation. Navarro told Engel that he had lost his privilege to self-representation and was no longer allowed to talk in her courtroom.
She went on to say that, “As a defendant, you have only THREE rights.”
:She said that he had the right to:
- Plead Guilty
- Testify on his own behalf
- Appeal his conviction
This same judge has banned the US Constitution in her courtroom.
- These men have been incarcerated for over 18 months.
- They have been denied bail.
- They have been denied a speedy trial.
- They have been denied the right to face their accuser (Dan Love).
- They have been denied the right to present witnesses in their favor.
- And so much more.
Navarro has ruled that an affirmative defense is not allowed in the case. That means the defendants cannot claim self defense, defense of others or provocation by the government.
The are not allowed to mention the First Amendment or the Second Amendment.
They are not allowed to portray the BLM, FBI or any other alphabet agency in a negative light. They are are not allowed to show emotion on the stand and say they were afraid of the government.
This is after the Federal Agents were allowed to testify that they were afraid of the protesters, cry on the stand and completely misrepresent the events of April 12, 2014.
And now, they are not allowed to testify in the own defense, on their own behalf.
Eric Parker was removed from the witness stand on Thursday, August 10th. Parker had mentioned the “First Amendment Zone” and alluded to seeing government “snipers”. After objections by prosecutors were sustained, he continued saying he looked “up and to the right.”
That was it. Navarro was afraid that he might tell the jury that he had seen the snipers up on the mesa, since the mesa was up and to the right of where he was standing.
Navarro had Parker removed from the witness stand, denied him his right to testify on his own behalf, and struck his entire testimony from the official record. She then dismissed the jury for the weekend, and left the courtroom.
The jury was left speechless.
Navarro has stripped the defendants down to 2 rights remaining: The right to plead Guilty and the right to appeal their conviction. Everything is based on their guilt, with no mention of innocence until proven guilty.
The bedrock of our judicial system is under attack in this Las Vegas Federal Courtroom. The Constitution is under attack. Judge Gloria Navarro has stated from the Bench that defendants have no rights but the 2 she has dictated.
Source: Redoubt News
The trial in the Nevada Federal Court presided over by Judge Gloria Navarro, has been nothing less than a display of guilty before verdict. She has acted overtly in favor of the prosecution and has has systematically denied the defendants due process in every way she can. I trust the Esteemed Readers will agree that their rights are in serious jeopardy and if they don’t stand up for them now they will lose them.
Navarro’s Counterfeit Court – Bunkerville Retrial
by Shari Dovale
The Bunkerville Retrial in Las Vegas has taken yet another turn for the worst. Judge Gloria Navarro allowed the defense to proffer several witnesses via SKYPE today. The testimony was taken out of the hearing of the jury so that she might determine if the testimony is relevant.
Included in this group was former FOX News reporter Dennis Michael Lynch, and a few citizens that were actually in the wash on April 12, 2014.
Each of the witnesses testified to the fear they felt that day watching the multiple law enforcement agencies point guns at them and hearing statements on the loudspeakers that the BLM had been given authority to shoot the protesters.
“If you move forward you can be shot,” Lynch said, reciting the message.
“I thought we might die in the wash that day,” Kenneth Rhoades testified.
The same testimony was repeated throughout the day. However, when it was all said and done, Judge Navarro said that this testimony was not relevant to the case so she will not allow it to be presented to the jury.
The BLM was allowed to testify to their fear of the protesters, as Navarro called them the “victims” in the case.
This is not the only misleading directions that Navarro has given in this travesty of justice. Navarro has ruled that all bad acts by the BLM, or any other law enforcement, will not be presented on the record. She feels that there is nothing relevant about showing this. She has stated that, “The law does not recognize self defense against law enforcement officers.”
Navarro has previously said that anytime a person is open-carrying a weapon and a law enforcement officer happens to see that weapon, then that is evidence of a threat to the officer and is considered assault. She reiterated that there cannot be excessive force for law enforcement. They are allowed to do as they choose, regardless of the law.
The law does not apply to those that enforce it.
Jess Marchese, attorney for Eric Parker, complained to the court that he has been stopped from representing his client. The defense “cannot give the jury the full picture.” Navarro practically mocked him when she said that she didn’t know what to tell him, as she cannot give him guidelines on how to represent his client.
Judge Navarro has ruled that the government can present any, and all, evidence they wish, including what led up to the standoff, and what the defendants did up to two years after the standoff. However, the defense is only allowed to present a limited scope of evidence concerning a 40-minute period on the day of the standoff.
This goes for the defendants testifying, as well. If the defendants choose to testify on their own behalf, they will not be allowed to tell the jury why they went to Nevada, but the jury is supposed to judge them on why they went.
Nevada is an open-carry state, meaning it is legal to carry a firearm within the state. However, the jury is not to be told this fact as Judge Navarro feels it might “confuse” them. But, the jury will be asked to convict the defendants of carrying weapons.
The defendants cannot tell of seeing the ‘First Amendment Zone’ set up by the BLM several miles from the wash. They cannot tell of seeing a grandmother thrown to the ground by law enforcement officers. They cannot mention the tazing of Ammon Bundy.
They are not allowed to talk of the BLM slaughtering and burying the Bundy cattle, or the lies the agents told about doing so. They cannot talk about Special Agent in Charge, Daniel P. Love, who is currently under investigation for his alleged illegal conduct.
Most of the defendants knew nothing about cows or grazing fees. They knew what they saw on the videos, both in the mainstream media and on the internet. The knew their neighbors were in trouble and they came to help. They understood the US Constitution and wanted to defend it.
Judge Navarro continues to recite her mantra, that the full story of the defendants is not “Probative” or “Relevant” therefore it is not admissible in this case.
Navarro, and the prosecutors, repeatedly state that they are very worried the defendants will attempt jury nullification. This seems to be the only option left to them, however, Navarro is cracking down hard against that possibility.
What everything comes down to is this: Judge Gloria Navarro is so invested in this verdict that she is willing to trample on every right these defendants have. She is willing to throw every citizen of this country under the bus to meet her own agenda.
Since the Constitution is not allowed in this courtroom, there is now a precedent set for the rest of the country. If the government, or the judiciary, chooses to deny any and all rights guaranteed by our BILL OF RIGHTS, they will be allowed to do so, because it was already approved of in this case.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has given his stamp of approval, when he praised AUSA Myhre for the job he was doing on this case. That very day, as soon as Sessions made his statement, the court doubled-down on the attacks to the defendants case.
Secretary of the Interior, Ryan Zinke, made the same types of statements when he visited Bunkerville recently. He gave his seal of approval on the entire land grab by the BLM, and by extension, this prosecution.
It falls to President Donald Trump to prove his campaign promises to look out for ‘We The People’. His administration has thrown out the Constitution and spat on the citizens. Will he allow this to continue IN HIS NAME?
These defendants have no other options. This dog-and-pony show is an exercise in going through the motions.
This is not a trial. This is a grand jury hearing where no defense is even allowed to be presented. The defendants have been thrown to the wolves by their own government. What happened to our Republic?