Response by Ron Branson
There are some of us who support the JAIL initiative who are NOT
supporters of right-wing extremists or the baptist/protestant churches. In
fact, if this thing is to succeed, libertarians will have to appeal to
liberals/democrats/greens. There are many anti-police state democrats
(Kucinich/Nader supporters) who would be in favor of this type of initiative. I
resent the notion that this is a "Christian" or right wing conservative type of
movement. If it is, you will lose many.
What is needed is a state level
Grand Jury that can indict corrupt judges and other government officials (why
not include corporate executives as well). I think getting support from
academics, teachers, technical people is needed also.
disagree with much of the libertarian manifesto. This initiative and legalizing
marijuana are two GOOD ideas, but a flat tax is not (raising taxes on wealthy
would solve the CA budget crisis), and there are arguments for some forms of gun
If JAIL is to succeed you will have to avoid being
portrayed as right
wing, skinhead, or racist nutcases.
Dear Jolly Rogers:
It is my joy to address your concerns. First, I would
like to note that I do not find you in our computer at all. Nonetheless, it is
apparent that somehow you are hearing about us, and are acquainted to some
degree with J.A.I.L. by your words, "There are some
of us who support the JAIL Initiative who are NOT supporters of right-wing
Finding the limits of the outreach of J.A.I.L is
becoming more a mystery with the passing of time. I am even told that people in
the Pentagon are receiving the messages from J.A.I.L. (I offer no proof of that,
but that is what I've been told.) I do know that we have the second highest
command within a military profession in the U.S. Army who is one of
I am pleased to report to you that J.A.I.L. is neither
right nor left, neither Republican nor Democrat, nor Libertarian. It endorses no
church or religion, and yes, we consist of many academics, teachers, and
technical people. It is neither for nor against legalizing marijuana.
J.A.I.L. is for enforcing judges to adhere to the
laws that are written in pursuance to the state and federal Constitutions,
or otherwise finding them unconstitutional. That goes for taxes or gun laws no
matter how written. We are for Liberty and Justice for all!
J.A.I.L. is all things to all People. J.A.I.L. meets
the needs of all agendas, organizations, and purposes, unless they be for other
than preserving and enforcing our Constitution.
J.A.I.L. is like hot butter or salt to the dinner
table. It is a staple that does not compromise any meal, but rather enhances it.
J.A.I.L should have been from the first day our Framers designed the
Constitution. Had it so been, America would not be in the condition it is today,
and it is unfortunate that the People must now face the hardship and expense of
installing it in their Constitutions today.
Can anyone find fault with J.A.I.L? The only general
complaint I am hearing is that it is taking so long, but I remind people
that if they expect to reap a field of corn, they have to face the expense of
buying and planting the corn in order to reap a crop. Corn will not grow
without expense and labor, and the more we put into it, the more we will reap.
Said another way, "Freedom is not free. It faces the odds of being very costly."
But considering the alternative, J.A.I.L. is cheap. And I like to remind People
that even if we considered the alternative, and we lived to talk about it,
we would still need J.A.I.L. Otherwise, we would
merely be assured of a repeat history. Truth and Liberty are inconsistent with
ignorance and apathy.
"..it does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless
minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds.." - Samuel Adams
"There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who
striking at the
-- Henry David Thoreau