What if you woke up in a world where you were not allowed to let people know how you feel? What if in that world, the rules changed and were interpreted on an individual basis? What if in this bizarre world, you’re told that you have certain freedoms, and yet, despite these freedoms, you are accused of breaking the rules? What if, worse yet, when asked to defend yourself, you’re instructed to stay away from certain words, terms, ideas, and concepts, the very concepts from which your freedoms are derived? Sounds pretty close to 1984, right? Sounds even closer to Nazi Germany, doesn’t it?
Here you will find a ten minute video regarding the arrest and trial of Michael Hoffman, who while standing on public property was accosted by law enforcement for holding a sign that expressed his beliefs. https://www.youtube.com/watchv=Sry_QrTzuaM&feature=youtu.be
As you can see, Mr. Hoffman was arrested because the JAA law enforcement stated that he needs to follow procedures as declared by Debra Braga to assert free speech. This is what free speech is according to our constitution, which we must uphold so long as we would like to be free; The First Amendment guarantees freedoms concerning religion, expression, assembly, and the right to petition. It forbids Congress from both promoting one religion over others and also restricting an individual’s religious practices. It guarantees freedom of expression by prohibiting Congress from restricting the press or the rights of individuals to speak freely. It also guarantees the right of citizens to assemble peaceably and to petition their government.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
All this from https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/first_amendment
So, we’ve heard Elizabeth Hernandez state that the JAA is public property. We’ve heard Judge Shore say the JAA is public property. Everything should have then moved on smoothly; law enforcement made a mistake due to their ignorance of the law, Mr. Hoffman was arrested, and in trial he should be able to defend himself and subsequently sue the state for wrongful arrest, but the defense is barred from recording the trial, why? The O.J. trial was not only recorded, it was televised. The defense is also barred from speaking words such as free speech and first amendment; this is absolute lunacy, but why do I care? Because if we, the people who are to uphold the constitution, don’t bat an eye at this, we are inviting those powers at large to stomp on more and more of our rights. My question to you is not whether or not you care about this, or if you should care- no, my question is; where does it end? After they obliterate what’s left of free speech, none of us will have the right to tell the government to stop trampling on the rest of the constitution. You don’t like or agree with the constitution? Well, it’s due to the constitution that you have the freedom to denounce it, so maybe don’t denounce or you’ll one day wake up in a world where “authority” figureheads lead you like the blind leading the blind.
This video from an incident in Florida is proof that matters only get worse; this asinine judge doesn’t understand the law, the cops don’t understand the law, the lawyers don’t understand the law, and the only people who do understand it are told that they can’t use it in defense of their behavior.
Hey, Judge Shore, that courtroom isn’t yours, it’s ours. Your salary comes from us, we paid to build the JAA property, we paid for your courtroom, and we pay your salary.
Help me spread this into every conceivable corner of the internet. It’s time these idiots learn that they are not above the law, that they cannot interpret the law to suit themselves, and that they do not have authority over us. Authority is an arbitrary concept, a concept designed to keep us–the people–in check because the fat cats are few, scared, and weak, and so they exert this authority in order to confuse us, sedate us, separate us. Lawyers, stand up for Hoffman. Judges, chastise your fellows in raven robes when they abuse their power.
C’mon on people, do you not see what will become of us if we let them shove us around? Whether or not you realize it, we were not given a democracy.
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
At the close of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, Franklin was queried as he left Independence Hall on the final day of deliberation. In the notes of Dr. James McHenry, one of Maryland’s delegates to the Convention, a lady asked Dr. Franklin “Well Doctor what have we got, a republic or a monarchy.” Franklin replied, “A republic . . . if you can keep it.”
Looks like we’ve let it slip from our grasp…so please, spread the word. Otherwise, next time you want to say what’s on your mind, you may have to think twice, swallow your pride, your anger, suck up the injustice, and remember that you did nothing to fight for your given freedoms.