Riley’s List of Grievances from Montana Republic Radio

[An email from TJ McCann, March 19, 2014]

To Whom it may Concern:

This email addresses Col Harry Riley’s list of OAS grievances revealed in his March 18th interview on Montana Republic program, with host Wolf (download HERE), from the 01:09 time stamp.  The full list of these grievances provided by Riley, are at the bottom of this email.

At first airing, I was pleasantly surprised by these grievances, and do applaud Riley’s overall effort. Those grievance sure seem fine, right?   However after subsequent review those grievances can be recognized to be generally individually flawed, and cumulatively involve a flawed premise.   What comments I have regarding each individual grievance are [included within brackets.]

What is glaringly obvious about these grievances is their obvious focus on “the Administration”, or more accurately, this administration, the Administration of Barack Obama. Quite literally there is no reference to the egregious transgressions by Congress, nor the Supreme Court itself, both of whom have distinguished themselves, both during and before this administration, by tremendous violations of the Constitution and disregard for that Constitution’s limits upon their particular branch, and the federal government overall.

In fact, by the standards established implicitly by these grievances as well as the indicated Articles of impeachment for Obama, the OAS movement is not really about restoration of the Constitution at all!

In Truth, OAS is far more accurately about the removal of the Obama administration, and presumes the legitimacy of the Legislative and Judicial branches, ignoring how even the most recent corrupt legislation might have come about, particularly ObamaCare, and the Defense of Marriage Act. (I have to wonder if the OAS leadershipmaCare as valid and constitutional. If we’re not marching on D.C. because of government’s mistaken belief that it owns us, then why go at all?)

If this is only about the removal of the Obama Administration, then one must question why we are unable to rely on the constitutionally recognized method of impeachment, which does not necessitate masses marching on D.C..    Again, the inescapable answer is that those members of Congress, both the House and Senate, are themselves also extremely corrupt, and unwilling themselves to uphold the Constitution, nor acting in the best interest of this Nation and its citizenry, much less willing to apply the Constitution and laws to this administration,

Sure, we freedom-loving Americans understand that the Obama administration is composed of despicable Marxists, outright enemies of individual freedoms, and a threat to this country’s very existence, but many of us recognize this administration as being only the culmination of a longstanding corruption of the Constitution by all three branches of government, with the threat existing more broadly in government beyond just this administration itself.

Overall, the obvious intent of these grievances is to mimic the Declaration of Independence with its grievances against King George,  so much so that these grievances stumble over themselves in an the attempt to sound more lofty.  Once again, a focus on the larger picture results in the overwhelming question of why we have to state unsupported grievances, rather than cite direct and repeated violations of the Constitution itself.

If the Constitution is yet valid, then why would OAS demands want to retreat to the format of the Declaration of Independence, and if the government overall were valid, we would even need to do so? The only reason this Nation’s founders relied on the format of the Declaration of Independence is that they had no other legal reference guaranteeing that their interests should be met.

This all relates to what I’ve pointed out previously – that our concerns should not just be about removing individuals from office, and by merely removing those individuals, or even the entire Obama administration, we will have done literally nothing to remedy the dire conditions this country and our freedoms now face. Removing people from office is only a salve upon a much larger systemic Cancer corrupting all 3 branches of government, and the corruption of the Constitution itself.

There is also the high probability that even if this movement’s goals of removing (only) 7 people from office should succeed, that this will only more severely weaken the Constitution overall, and we too will be “as short in [our life] as [we’d be] violent in [our] death” (Madison #10), just as with Egypt.

GRIEVANCES (Stated by Riley, March 18th, Montana Republic)

1) The administration refuses to assent to laws of the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

[The “public good” is subjective. The most fundamental recognition by the Constitution involves the most limited legislative authority by the federal government is to the greatest public good. How is public good needing to be legislated? By that, would not  the public good become the dictate of sustainable development, and political correctness, etc? ]

2) Allows illegal immigration as a state to go unfettered, which imperils security of the population of the States.

[True, and reasonable.]

3) The Administration endeavors to deny the population of the states the rightful security and sovereignty by corrupting laws of the naturalization of foreigners and its responsibility to secure our borders.

[Again, true and reasonable.]

4) Obstructing the execution of Justice by refusing to abide by the original Constitution and Bill of Rights enacted by the people of the United States.

[Confusing. Is the Bill of Rights separate from the Constitution? Did anything or anyone enact those rights in the Bill of Rights?]

5) Administration of the United States of America is operating outside the Constitution from which it derives its just authority to govern and as such has ceased to support and defend our just and legal government.

6) Administration interferes with the judiciary process to rule without prejudice, disregarding the rights and powers the Constitution and Bill of Rights specified as the sole inheritization [SIC] of the people of the United States.

7) Administration has bypassed the Congress to erect a multitude of new offices, agencies, inappropriate authorities, czars, and since sent officers to harass our people and implement unlawful taxes, regulations and strategies, aimed to take away our substance and impede our rightful conduct of business.

[major hat tip to the Declaration of Independence]

8) Administration has enabled the confiscation of personal property by redefining eminent domain, for the purpose of personal profit for political allies, and increased taxes for local governments to the detriment of the people, and in violation of their public trust.

[What about the Congress itself being immune from the laws it writes, not to mention immune from insider trading, and profiting from its own legislation?]

9) The Administration denies freedom of speech and freedom of religion to certain political and religious groups in these States, through implementation of unnecessary and punitive laws, and unfettered department rules and regulations, established with impunity, and without appropriate legislative representation.

[Relevant to enumerated powers,  and Separation of Powers]

10) Administration has enacted laws and issued executive orders denying and inhibiting free expression of private communications.

[It seems they are redefining what “private communications” are.]

11) Administration enacts laws and issues executive orders taxing and arbitrarily punishing the people without the consent of the people of the sovereign states.

[The real issue here the fact that the government should not be able to pick winners and losers, much less be able to target particular individuals or industries, and this was part of the original intent of the Constitution. “Consent of the governed” was established upon ratification of the Constitution, and is irrelevant to current populist opinion, the terms of government being established.]

12) The Administration has not hesitated to murder the lesser of us with wanton disregard for rights and due process.

[Actually, the issue should be that the federal government has no authority to pass laws applicable to the states and the people within, and only the authority to pursue piracy, treason, printing of fraudulent currency, tax evasion, or violation of other things that are in federal control.]

13) The Administration encourages and supports ideologies within its jurisdiction foreign to our Constitution and unacknowledged by our laws, giving ascent by their acts of pretended legislation.

[Good thing no one in congress is putting Islamists on terrorist advisory groups]

14) The Administration is limiting our military effectiveness by decreasing support for, and of, our military forces, both in the States and in foreign lands.

[True, but I also dont think we want military effectiveness in the states, much less militarization of the police, and other branches of government.]

15) The Administration imposes inappropriate, unlawful and punitive taxes on us, to our detriment, and without our consent.

[Actually “consent” came about at the time of the ratification of the Constitution. Any subsequent reliance on “consent” would involve interpreting election results as being able to validate what government might do. We’re not a Democracy.]

16) The Administration imposes trade agreements with foreign governments, where the sole benefit is for those governments and corporations, and not the people of the States.

[See the Supremacy Clause, and laws and treaties no longer being “pursuant” to the Constitution.]

17) The Administration is guilty of negotiating and signing agreements in secret, or by obfuscation, with foreign governments, where the purpose is to subjugate the citizens of the United States of America to the laws of a foreign power, namely the United Nations.

[See the Supremacy Clause, and laws and treaties no longer being “pursuant” to the Constitution. ]

18) The Administration is dissolving and suborning our charters, abolishing our most valued laws, and altering fundamentally our form of government.

[See the Supremacy Clause, and laws and treaties no longer being “pursuant” to the Constitution.]

19) The Administration allows foreign entities the power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever on a global scale.

[See the Supremacy Clause, and laws and treaties no longer being “pursuant” to the Constitution.]

20) The Administration encourages and permits foreign entities to limit our access to the seas for sustenance, research, and travel.

[See the Supremacy Clause, and laws and treaties no longer being “pursuant” to the Constitution. See also, “treason”.]

21) The Administration allows access of foreign governments, our intellectual property, which could be detrimental to the economic benefit, safety, and security of the people of the states.

[See “treason”.]

22) The Administration allows foreign entities access to personal and private information pertinent to the population and industries of the States, in direct contradiction to our best interests.

[See the Supremacy Clause, and laws and treaties no longer being “pursuant” to the Constitution. ]

23) The Administration encourages and supports foreign entities which threaten to subject the populous of the States to its foreign agencies, laws, and regulations.

[See the Supremacy Clause, and laws and treaties no longer being “pursuant” to the Constitution. See also, “treason”.]

24) The Administration supports the Charter of the Organization of American States, which upon this action, the people of the United States became subjects of a foreign entity, and subject to foreign laws.

[See the Supremacy Clause, and laws and treaties no longer being “pursuant” to the Constitution. See also, “treason”. What about Congress and the Supreme Court doing the same? What about the fact of U.N World Heritage,sites, despite the enduring sovereignty of each State,even over federal property? See Pollard’s Lessee v Hagan (1845)]

25) The Administration subjects the people of the United States to the payment of monies to foreign entities, without regard for entitlement, or logical justification, and in many cases contrary to our best interest and security.

[See the Supremacy Clause, and laws and treaties no longer being “pursuant” to the Constitution. See also, “treason”.]

26) The Administration holds the people of the United States subject to the mandates of said entity.

[Ibid]

27) The Administration has made the people of the United States relinquish their sovereignty to said entity.

[Ibid]

28) The Administration has constrained our fellow citizens, taken their homes, made laws, and allowed the States to make laws, which infringe our right to bear arms.

29) The Administration has incited domestic insurrection among us, seeking to divide us against ourselves, in support of their political ends.

30) This Administration has created laws and rules to remove our freedom of speech, religion, and peaceful assembly.

Riley: The last paragraph reads, “Therefore, we the people demand an immediate suspension all Bills in the national houses of legislature, not directly related to proper replacement of designated officials, or necessary to maintain order, until vacated offices are filled and normal operations resume under U.S. Constitutional authority.”

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