J.A.I.L. News Journal
Los Angeles, California                                     December 14, 2005

Even on the issue of non-initiative states,
the outcome in South Dakota will open doors for them.
SDJA: (605) 231-1418
Good Advice
For Non-Initiative States
By Susan Kennedy, CA JAILer, flamingfury@bigvalley.net  
Our thanks to Susan for this encouragement to the victims of the non-initiative states. That's exactly what they are-- victims of states that have not provided an open door for them to freely exercise an inherent right just as fundamental as the Right of Free Speech and the Right of Petition. The Right to Alter or Amend an abusive government is acknowledged in our founding Declaration, so it lies at the very foundation of this country. Legislatures that deliberately stand in the way, blocking this important right of the People, should be viewed as traitors of American heritage. This self-imposed government embargo on Reformation by the People must stop! I'd 
like to see change as soon as possible --even before J.A.I.L. passes in the initiative states.  Our time for recovery is so short!  -Barbie

----- Original Message -----
From: Flaming Fury
To: info@jail4judges.org
Sent: Monday, December 12, 2005 9:42 PM
Subject: Re: *** J.A.I.L. - An Inherent Right of All People Everywhere ***

IMHO the first step each Citizen of the non-initiative states should take is to get hold of a copy of that state's constitution and find out whether there is some phraseology corresponding to California's clause that "all power is inherent in the People."  All the states have constitutions.  They are all on line, so the search should be fairly easy, as one can do it electronically.  I know for sure because I researched oaths of office a couple of years ago for all 50 states.
The phrase they are looking for is probably right at the beginning, but since one can search it (and these folks need only search one constitution, not all 50), one can plug in just a few words and find it.
IMHO the next step is the hard one---be patient and wait.  While I agree with Barbie that all states should have a process equivalent to the initiative that gives the People a mechanism to step in when their legislative bodies don't do the job it was elected to do, that just doesn't exist at this time.  So let's see how long it takes for J.A.I.L. to be passed in half a dozen initiative states.
Then, those citizens need to start marching en masse and demonstrating at their respective capitals.
The judiciary is starting to run scared now if the editorials and letters attacking the proposition in SD are any indication.  Once the law is in place in SD and begins to work---and people begin to see that the anti-J.A.I.L. rhetoric is false, that the law only goes after those judges who are not doing their jobs properly and is not a wholesale overturn of decisions that make somebody unhappy (which is how they're painting it), I think some of the media will come around, maybe even some of the judges who have integrity.  (Yeah, I know, there aren't many, but I have met a couple.)
When the law begins to work, then it will be time to take it to referendum in the other states.
Susan Kennedy
And from Art Lawrence, CA JAILer in Oceanside, biggauge@aol.com:
An idea occurred to me about the non-initiative state enthusiasts
      1.  They could organize to contribute resources ('money', volunteer workers, etc.) to aid the South Dakota plan.
      2.  They could form an auxiliary J.A.I.L. in their state and pave the way for an initiative once SD shows the way,
      No sense wasting that good enthusiasm.
        Cheers, Art

----- Original Message -----
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To: www.jail4judges.org
Sent: Sunday, December 11, 2005 10:08 PM
Subject: *** J.A.I.L. - An Inherent Right of All People Everywhere ***

J.A.I.L. News Journal
Los Angeles, California                                      December 11, 2005
Leading the Nation for J.A.I.L.
SDJA:  (605) 231-1418
J.A.I.L. - An Inherent Right Of ALL People Everywhere
By Barbie, ACIC, National J.A.I.L. Admin.
In the past few months, a lot of our new people joining J.A.I.L. are from  non-initiative states who want to "do what they're doing in South Dakota" in their states-- New York, Texas, Tennessee, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, Georgia, Massachusetts, Kansas, just to name a few we've heard from lately. I've had to dampen their spirits by telling them that their state is not an initiative state, which means that J.A.I.L. cannot be passed by the People in those states, but must be presented as proposed legislation and passed by the Legislature.
The frequency with which I've had to say this to numerous new people who are on fire for J.A.I.L. after seeing the accomplishments developing in South Dakota, has caused me to be haunted with the idea that there is something wrong with this picture. Why are the People in only half our states able to pass a measure without having to go to the Legislature?  Are only half our states so kind and benevolent as to "allow" its inhabitants to initiate the passage of laws?
The more I thought of it, the more I began to realize that the disparity between the initiative and non-initiative states is a serious injustice to the People as a whole. This injustice is as it relates to the right of the People to alter and reform their government when it becomes destructive of their rights.  Do only some people have this right, while others do not?
The legislature is not in a position to "allow" or "disallow" this right of the People. It is a natural right --an unalienable right-- a right that cannot, by nature, be alienated or ignored by government. We are guided by the words of the Declaration of Independence-- NOTE: I said "words of" the DOI, whether or not the Declaration itself is considered to be a legal document of authority in this country-- it doesn't matter. We can be guided by those words because they represent self-evident truth, regardless of who signed the document, what organization the signers were members of, what hidden purpose they had in mind when signing it, or any fraud that may have been involved by the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The People must not be distracted by the fraud any longer! 
The words of the DOI that are based on the laws of nature states as a self-evident truth of nature that the People have created government for the purpose of securing their inherent rights. That's not just a matter of opinion-- it's unadulterated truth --regardless of who expressed the fact or in what document it was expressed. It stands on its own!
Furthermore, the words of the DOI communicates the fact that whenever government breaches the responsibility for which it was created (instituted) by the People, the People, from whom government derives its just powers, have not just the right, but the DUTY, to repair that breach by altering or reforming their government in such a way that will insure the respect and protection of their inherent rights by its government. Bear in mind, the Declaration of Independence does not grant those rights-- they exist by nature, regardless of any document. The document merely assures us of the fact that independently exists. That assurance doesn't depend upon the authenticity of the document, nor of any document.
Likewise, state constitutions do not grant inherent rights, such as the right of the People to alter or reform their government when it becomes destructive of their rights. They merely acknowledge the right --at least the initiative states do. For instance, the California Constitution states "All political power is inherent [emphasis added] in the people. Government is instituted for their protection, security, and benefit, and they have the right to alter or reform it when the public good may require." (Art.II, Sec.1).
The South Dakota Constitution states: "All political power is inherent in the people, and all free government is founded on their authority, and is instituted for their equal protection and benefit, and they have the right in lawful and constituted methods to alter or reform their forms of government in such manner as they may think proper. ..." (Art. VI, �26).
Similar provisions are made in other state constitutions, acknowledging the existence of the inherent right of the People to alter or reform government in whatever way they deem necessary to assure the protection of their rights by government. But what about states that do not acknowledge this right? Does that mean that the People of those states do not have that right?  Of course not!
J.A.I.L. is a means by which the People must perform their duty --an inherent right-- to alter and reform government, in this instance the judiciary, in such manner as they deem proper, in this instance by holding the judiciary accountable to the People for violations of law as specifically set forth in the J.A.I.L. amendment. Do the People have the right to do this in only some of the states? Absolutely not! The People have that inherent right in all states-- even the world, wherever nature exists. Remember-- no document grants that right to the People.
It is government's responsibility to respect and protect that right of the People as well as any other inherent right. In the "initiative states" government provides the means of signing petitions according to rules established for that purpose. Whether or not only registered voters possess the right may be questionable. Certainly only state residents of a minimum age would qualify for a state measure (in my opinion). But a model of the initiative process must be allowed in all states as part of government's responsibility of securing that right. It isn't within the discretion of government to "allow" such process for the People-- it is a mandatory responsibility of all governments.
The same right exists with the federal government. But, in my opinion, that's another "ball of wax" that should probably wait until we get the state systems obedient first before attempting to unravel the federal mess. The People will decide. The Federal J.A.I.L. Bill is written up as legislation, although it should be an amendment to the organic Constitution since it was not included in the Constitution when originally created. The People are sure suffering from that absence now. Had the J.A.I.L. provision been originally included in the Constitution, we'd be living in an entirely different world, where the sovereignty of the People and the laws of nature would be respected and obeyed.
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