Re: judicial immunity
For the benefit of Those who have contacted me off board indicating a difficulty in discerning whereby the quote from INTERNATONAL POSTAL SUPPLY COMPANY v. BRUCE(05/31/04) 194 U.S. 601, 48 L.Ed. 1134, 24 S. Ct. at page 609.is actually from the Minority dissenting Opinion, and why such should always be avoided, especially when such can actually be quoted within the Majority / Holding Opinion, undoubtedly Bear will allow me to clear up the matter herein, as this is an all too common, and fatal mistake made by countless patriots attempting to protect their Rights, albeit without any proper training of even the basic fundamentals in Law.
The following is merely a cut & paste snippet found on the web:
" " No man in this country is so high that he is above the law." No officer of the law may set that law at defiance with impunity. All the officers of the Government, from the highest to the lowest, are creatures of the law, and are bound to obey it. It is only supreme power in our system of government, and every man, who, by accepting office, participates in its functions, is only the more strongly bound to submit to that supremacy, and to observe the limitations which it imposes upon the exercise of the authority which it gives. See INTERNATONAL POSTAL SUPPLY COMPANY v. BRUCE(05/31/04) 194 U.S. 601, 48 L.Ed. 1134, 24 S. Ct. at page 609."
The actual Case & Quote can be found here:http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/194/601/case.html
or later by simply Googling 194 U.S. 601 and clicking on an appropriate link
[Note: ALWAYS make sure that One is actually reading from the Case and Not merely from the Syllabus]
Now simply scroll down to the top of 194 U.S. (Page) 605 and One sees:
"MR. JUSTICE HOLMES delivered the opinion of the Court." (i.e. the Majority opinion)
and halfway down Page 606 is where the Majority Opinion's decision actually appears.
To Wit: "The question is answered in the negative, and it will be so certified."
Immediately below which is Where minority / dissenting opinions Always appear. In this particular Case, Justice Harlan's dissent, with Justice Peckham's concurring with the dissent at the very bottom
(i.e. only Two Justices, ergo in the Minority, disagreeing with the Court's ruling)
Now, since the INTERNATONAL POSTAL SUPPLY COMPANY v. BRUCE Court's ruling opinion is found on Page 606, and the snippet found on the web is thus clearly and merely quoting from a minority dissention found on Page 609, exactly how long could One actually expect it to take for a skilled adversary to catch that snafu, and use that fact against One in Court?
Answer: About as long as it takes for any naïve individual to have their head spinned off and handed to them in Court.
Therefore it would be WISE to simply, directly quote right from the Proper Source where it originally appeared AND in the Majority / Holding Opinion as delivered by Justice Miller, and since Chief Justice Waite; Justice Gray; Justice Bradley and Justice Woods were also in the Minority Opinion in the United States v. Lee Court, therefore their dissenting opinion/s appearing at Page 223 also notwithstanding,
Ergo CITE PROPERLY via the actual "winnning" QUOTE:
United States v. Lee - 106 U.S. 196 (1882)http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/106/196/case.html
Page 106 U. S. 220
"No man in this country is so high that he is above the law. No officer of the law may set that law at defiance with impunity. All the officers of the government, from the highest to the lowest, are creatures of the law and are bound to obey it. It is the only supreme power in our system of government, and every man who by accepting office participates in its functions is only the more strongly bound to submit to that supremacy and to observe the limitations which it imposes upon the exercise of the authority which it gives."
United States v. Lee - 106 U.S. 196 at 220
Furthermore, as far too many patriots have been at this struggle for YEARS and still do not have a clue as to the weakness of countless arguments and/or positions, so it also would be WISE, (plus Save a lot of Time as well as Grief), to go to any Campus Bookstore at a College or University with a Law School and simply buy even a used set of 1st Year Law books (Who knows, maybe they belonged to a top notch student who kept excellent notes in the margins) for a mere pittance.
Or for Those with spare Time, simply go AUDIT some classes therein FOR FREE at ANY State College or State University Law School, For Crying Out Loud, since a State Citizen only has to pay if they are actually seeking to get "credit"/ transcript and/ or diploma, whereas the knowledge simply imparted therein is already being paid for by One's Property Taxes!
"Ignorance of the law is no excuse."!
By simply investing the time and a few measly bux, One can PROPERLY learn the basic fundamentals thereby enabling One to have a solid foundation and principles of Law upon which to build worthwhile Knowledge and avoid making Errors and Mistakes, or otherwise Wasting a whole lot of time getting absolutely nowhere.
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
We are ALL born ignorant, but one must work HARD to remain stupid.
"Knowledge will forever govern ignorance and people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives." James Madison
"Ignorance of fact excuses; Ignorance of the law excuses not. Every man must be
taken to be cognizant of the law; otherwise there is no saying to what extent
the excuse of ignorance may not be carried."
Black's Law Dictionary Sixth Edition Centennial Edition (1891-1991)page 747
Leviticus 19:36; Deuteronomy 25:15-16
I John 4:6
Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your
getting, Get understanding. Proverbs 4:7
All Rights Reserved
It is the common fate of the indolent to see their rights become a
prey to the active. The condition upon which (G-d) hath given liberty
to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude
is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his
guilt. John Philpot Curran (1750-1817)
If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without plowing up the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters.
This struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.
Frederick Douglass, "If There Is No Struggle, There Is No Progress"
--- In email@example.com, "vivus_spartacus" <vivus_spartacus@...> wrote:
> Re: "Hi Bear and friends- found this (`)stuff(') on Judicial
> immunity on the web... anyone wanting a link can email me for it...
> Cheers ! Al"
> " " No man in this country is so high that he is above the
> law." No officer of the law may set that law at defiance with
> impunity. All the officers of the Government, from the highest to the
> lowest, are creatures of the law, and are bound to obey it. It is only
> supreme power in our system of government, and every man, who, by
> accepting office, participates in its functions, is only the more
> strongly bound to submit to that supremacy, and to observe the
> limitations which it imposes upon the exercise of the authority which it
> gives. See INTERNATONAL POSTAL SUPPLY COMPANY v. BRUCE(05/31/04) 194
> U.S. 601, 48 L.Ed. 1134, 24 S. Ct. at page 609."
> UNLESS One intends to be a life-long member from the School of `How
> to Snatch Defeat From The Jaws of Victory', then remember to do your
> OWN due diligence, and give only cursory credence to what is
> "found" and put "on the web" by anyone else.