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11-12-21 Comments and More Comments re: Constitutional Convention? Truth and Reconciliation Commission? Nation Building?
The US Constitution is dead and buried. However, a Constitutional Convention alone, as proposed by some notable scholars, is not likely to provide the desired outcome. You cannot dismiss and/or prosecute the entire class of US and state judges and clerks, banking regulators and banking executives at once. A Truth and Reconciliation Commission should be instituted in the United States, such as have been established in other nations that have emerged from under various types of tyrannies. In fact, what is sore needed in the United States is probably some “Nation Building”.
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Reader's Comment #1
To have a "truth and reconciliation commission" it is first necessary for the establishment to lose in a revolution. That is a very long way from happening. Our support is still only in the low single digits. While they have been guilty of many crimes, few of them rise to the level of mass slaughter, except in a few isolated cases. You get a TRC when there have been hundreds of thousands dead or missing. That may yet come, but as Claire Wolfe so cleverly said, "America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards." Response on Reader's Comment #1 I differ on several points: 1) Our support is still only in the low single digits. If you combine the various movements that imply illegitimacy of the US government today, you will probably find a large portion of the population, and polls regarding support of these movement, even by those who don't participate show the same: - Tea Party - Occupy Wall Street - Constitutional Convention - Jail4Judges - Freemen - Sovereign People - De Jure Grand Juries

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- County Assemblies - The County Sheriffs' movement (or whatever you would call that area of resistance) - Unions (both as supporters of OWS, and as opposition to the limits on union bargaining) - Various other groups that I probably forgot. The number of such "movements" that have popped up over the past several years, in itself, shows you that there is tacit consensus regarding the illegitimacy of the current US government. 2) To have a "truth and reconciliation commission" it is first necessary for the establishment to lose in a revolution. Not sure where you got that from. I assume that you refer to revolution as a massive violent conflict. However, the cases of South Africa, Chile, and Germany, which were provided as examples for the employment of TRCs following regime change, were all relatively non-violent regime changes. 3) You get a TRC when there have been hundreds of thousands dead or missing... While they have been guilty of many crimes, few of them rise to the level of mass slaughter Not sure where you got that either. In the years that preceded the collapse of communism in East Germany, or even collapse of Apartheid in South Africa, for example (albeit, I don't have the exact numbers), the number of executions and the scope of imprisonment did not come close to what is taking place in the United States today through the corrupt justice system. And in Chile, the disappearances took place years before the collapse of the dictatorship. In all these cases, economic conditions, the robbing of the People, were the major driving force. That is the obvious situation in the United States today as well.

Reader's Comment #2
The mechanisms for a constitutional revolution, such as occurred in the English Revolution of 1688-1689, are described in my book, A Constitutional History of Secession, Pelican Pub. Co, Gretna (New Orleans, 1st edition 2002, 2nd edition 2005. It can be ordered online at www.pelicanpub.com. Why not rely on legal tradition as a source of wisdom. Response on Reader's Comment #2 Not being a history expert, I read quickly some background material. It appears to me that the "Glorious Revolution" was a violent revolution, accomplished through invasion by a foreign army (albeit, at Parliament's invitation). I realize that relative to that period, it was a "Bloodless Revolution". However, I still wonder how you see anything similar taking place in the United States.

Boycott the vote! It only legitimizes the illegitimate...
11-12-10 Where Should #Occupy Go Next? Civil Disobedience in the Footsteps of Thoreau and Gandhi! http://www.scribd.com/doc/75348301/ Joseph Zernik, PhD Human Rights Alert (NGO)

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Comments on: Constitutional Convention? Truth and Reconciliation Commission? Nation Building? Reader's Comment #1:
I'm not sure what a TRC would remotely accomplish in the United States. In other nations, the TRC approach has had mixed results. It was very effective in South Africa in getting many people who held power under Apartheid to come forward and tell their stories of how they abused power and committed crimes. In the U.S., however, many in the ruling class would dispute that they have committed crimes. After all, they have passed the laws to make whatever they are doing legal, so why confess to something as a crime if it is, in fact, legal? ...

Reader's Comment 2:
...very complex... The progressives are growing collaborations of private interests on the government take and which more and more control government... I think to judge it, we have to be able to examine the alternatives, if any there are, short of revolution... Response: Much of what we observe today is criminal in nature, even under current law. In fact, the situation is much simpler that it appears. However, the People have to go through a conceptual transformation, recognize the criminality of what is going on, instead of buying the official versions: "changing market conditions", "gridlock in DC", "very complex situation", "War on Terror", "Homeland Security", etc, etc... A Truth and Reconciliation Commission will have to help in sorting out, who of the culprits will be prosecuted, who would be dismissed, and who would be permitted to remain in government service. See for example: 1) Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke, former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, former Bank of America President Kenneth Lewis - report sent by NY State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to the United States Senate, in re: investigation into the merger of Bank of America and Merrill Lynch; [1] 2) Former Countrywide CEO Angelo Mozilo, Bank of America President Brian Moynihan and others - evidence of conduct of corrupt organizations and racketeering; [2] 3) Numerous US Judges - see for example, US Judge Jed Rakoff - his conduct in re: settlements through simulated litigation in the US District Court, Manhattan. [3] 4) Numerous state judges - see for example, the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles - indisputable evidence of racketeering in collusion with Countrywide, Bank of America, and others. [4] LINKS: [1] 11-02-11 Press Release: US Congress Fails to Perform Its Oversight Duties and Impeach Bernanke http://www.scribd.com/doc/48669543/ [2] 10-05-05 Countrywide, Bank of America [NYSE;BAC], and its President Brian Moynihan Compilation of Records Evidence of Racketeering http://www.scribd.com/doc/30975368/ [3] 11-08-08 PRESS RELEASE: Fraud and Corruption in the US Courts are Tightly Linked to Failing Banking Regulation and the Global Economic Crisis – presentation in the 16th World Criminology Congress, Japan http://www.scribd.com/doc/62153608/ [4] 11-08-01 Zernik, J: Los Angeles Superior Court - widespread corruption and refusal of US government to take action, 16th World Criminology Congress presentation http://www.scribd.com/doc/61351469/

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Boycott the vote! It only legitimizes the illegitimate... 11-12-10 Where Should #Occupy Go Next? Civil Disobedience in the Footsteps of Thoreau and Gandhi! http://www.scribd.com/doc/75348301/ _____________________ Joseph Zernik, PhD
Human Rights Alert (NGO)_______________

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Joseph Zernik, PhD Human Rights Alert (NGO)

The 2010 submission of Human Rights Alert to the Human Rights Council (HRC) of the United Nations was reviewed by the HRC professional staff and incorporated in the official HRC Professional Staff Report with a note referring to “corruption of the courts and the legal profession and discrimination by law enforcement in California.” _______

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_____________________________ WHAT DID THE EXPERT SAY ABOUT THE CURRENT FINANCIAL CRISIS? * Foreclosure fraud: The homeowner nightmares continue CNN (April 7, 2011) * About 3 million homes have been repossessed since the housing boom ended in 2006 That number could balloon to about 6 million by 2013 Bloomberg (January 2011) * "...a system in which only the little people have to obey the law, while the rich, and bankers especially, can cheat and defraud without consequences." http://www.scribd.com/doc/50753639/ Prof Paul Krugman, MIT (2011) _____________________________ WHAT DID THE EXPERTS SAY ABOUT THE JUSTICE SYSTEM IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CALIFORNIA? * "...judges tried and sentenced a staggering number of people for crimes they did not commit." Prof David Burcham, Dean, Loyola Law School, LA (2001) http://www.scribd.com/doc/29043589/ * "This is conduct associated with the most repressive dictators and police states... and judges must share responsibility when innocent people are convicted." Prof Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, Irvine Law School (2001) http://www.scribd.com/doc/27433920/ * "Innocent people remain in prison"

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* "...the LA Superior Court and the DA office, the two other parts of the justice system that the Blue Panel Report recommends must be investigated relative to the integrity of the system, have not produced any response that we know of..." LAPD Blue Ribbon Review Panel Report (2006) http://www.scribd.com/doc/24902306/ _____________________________ WHAT DID THE EXPERTS SAY ABOUT THE JUSTICE SYSTEM IN CALIFORNIA? * "...corruption of the courts and the legal profession and discrimination by law enforcement in California." United Nations Human Rights Council Staff Report (2010) http://www.scribd.com/doc/38566837/ _____________________________ WHAT DID THE EXPERTS SAY ABOUT THE STATE COURTS IN THE UNITED STATES? * "On July 26, 2010, Laurence Tribe, Senior Counsel for the United States Department of Justice, Access to Justice Initiative, delivered an important speech to the Conference of Chief Justices, challenging them to halt the disintegration of our state justice systems before they become indistinguishable from courts of third world nations." Prof Laurence Tribe, Harvard Law School (2010), per National Defender Leadership Institute (2010) http://www.nlada.net/library/article/national_dojspeechto%20chiefjustice07-26-2010_gideonalert _____________________________ WHAT DID THE EXPERTS SAY ABOUT THE CONDITIONS IN THE PRISON IN MONROE COUNTY, TENESSEE? * "What goes on there is more like gulags of centuries ago." ACLU http://www.scribd.com/doc/72546279/ _____________________________ WHAT DID THE EXPERTS SAY ABOUT THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES? * "More than 100 law professors have signed on to a letter released today that proposes congressional hearings and legislation aimed at fashioning "mandatory and enforceable" ethics rules for Supreme Court justices for the first time. The effort, coordinated by the liberal Alliance for Justice, was triggered by "recent media reports," the letter said, apparently referring to stories of meetings and other potential conflicts of interest involving Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas among others." More than 100 law professors, as reported by the Blog of the Legal Times (February 2011) http://www.scribd.com/doc/49586436/ _____________________________ WHAT DID CHIEF JUDGE OF THE US COURT OF APPEALS, 5TH CIRCUIT, SAY ABOUT THE US JUSTICE SYSTEM? * "The American legal system has been corrupted almost beyond recognition..." Chief Judge, US Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, Edith Jones, speaking before the Federalist Society of Harvard Law School (February 2003) http://www.scribd.com/doc/50137887/ _____________________________ WHAT DID THE CHAIR OF THE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE SAY ABOUT THE US JUSTICE SYSTEM? * In a speech in Georgetown University, Senator Leahy, Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee called for a "Truth and Reconciliation Commission" on the US Department of Justice. Transcript of Senator Leahy speech (2009) http://www.scribd.com/doc/38472251/ ____________________________

As part of efforts for the preservation of our civilization for future generations: A call for proposals, ending January 10, 2012. Occupy Jerusalem-AlQuds - the Party! Late August 2012 Love, Peace, Justice

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Empowering the People through a dance/music/art/study/pray celebration
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