The Bill of Rights, the foundation of the American Constitution, provides for indictment (a formal charge of a serious crime) only by a jury of ordinary people. This jury, under Common Law, is called a Grand Jury. The Grand Jury is typically made up of 12-23 regular people and is responsible for investigating potential criminal conduct to determine whether charges should be brought. (According to Wikipedia, the United States is the only Common Law jurisdiction in the world that still uses the Grand Jury to screen criminal indictments. Other countries use other types of preliminary hearings.)
Our dilemma has been, most judges today deny that We The People have the power to convene Grand Juries. This is due to deceptive wording in the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure which you can read for yourself under Title III, Rule 6 (note the phrase “legally qualified persons”). Nevertheless, the Constitution still provides for The People (“several individual citizens”) to convene and administer due process as per the words of King John in the Magna Carta, “[n]o free man shall be taken or imprisoned … or in any way destroyed, nor will we go upon him nor send upon him, except by the lawful judgment of his peers or by the law of the land.” The law of the land is Common Law / Natural Law.
The practice and rules of law have been distorted and fed to a supposed “elite” club of programmed, not necessarily educated, specialists sworn to the Crown (British Aristocratic Registry or B.A.R. attorneys). Now we see this. Now we know. So now we have a responsibility to rectify it. And we have LEGAL AND LAWFUL precedent for the re-establishment of citizen’s Grand Juries in the United States. In a stunning 6 to 3 decision Justice Antonin Scalia, writing for the majority, confirmed that the American grand jury is neither part of the judicial, executive nor legislative branches of government, but instead belongs to the people. Read the case here. Here is a bullet point summarization of the court’s 1992 decision:
In another case, Justice Powell in United States v. Calandra, 414 U.S. 338, 343 (1974) states: “The grand jury’s historic functions survive to this day. Its responsibilities continue to include both the determination of whether there is probable cause to believe a crime has been committed and the protection of citizens against unfounded criminal prosecutions. Branzburg v. Hayes, 408 U.S. 665, 686-687 (1972).”
Hal Von Luebbert, author of Citizen Power Now, says: “Think about it. When you go to a trial, the charges are brought by ‘The People.’ The jury decides whether you are innocent or guilty, not the judge. The jury does not have to follow the law. In fact, the jury can ignore the law and set free an obviously guilty person if they want. The jury is the final word, not the judge, not the prosecutors. The power to create freedom belongs to the jury.”
It’s clear to see, as Scalia quoted in U.S. v. Williams, The People sitting as Grand Jurors is “a constitutional fixture in its own right.” Now the question is, will We The People claim that right?
The question of enforcement is no question at all when we stand in honor TOGETHER. The power is in numbers; THE POWER IS OURS. IT TIME TO CLAIM IT!
In Absolute Love,