Judicial Terrorism: The State vs. Robert and Danille Kahre
by William Norman Grigg
German dissidents Hans and Sophie Scholl were half-way through their show trial before the notorious Judge Roland Freisler when their parents Robert and Magdalene arrived at the courtroom.
The outcome of the trial wasn't in doubt; Hans and Sophie – who were on trial along with their compatriot in the White Rose resistance, a young father named Christoph Probst – had admitted to composing and distributing seditious leaflets urging opposition to Hitler's war and domestic tyranny.
As Christians the Scholls understood their duty to the truth; as German patriots they understood the necessity of bringing down the regime that was destroying their homeland. Hans and Sophie had learned their values from their parents, but the intrepidity with which they defended them was their own.
Denied entrance to the courtroom, Magdalene pleaded with a guard: "I'm the mother of two of the accused." "You should have raised them better," sneered the guard in an act of malice that was both deliberate and gratuitous.
The circumstances were different, and the sentence imposed on the victim much less severe than execution via guillotine, but there was more than a hint of the same cruel statist sanctimony in the lecture given by U.S. District Judge David Ezra when he sentenced Danille Kahre to five years' probation earlier this month.
At the time he pronounced sentence on Danille, Ezra – who was less histrionic than Roland Freisler, but just as contemptible in his dogmatic collectivism as that Communist-turned-Nazi jurist – had already sentenced her husband, Robert Kahre, to fifteen years in prison. Turning to the subject of the four Kahre children, Ezra insisted it was Danille's duty to teach the children to serve and worship the government that is tearing their family apart.
Danille must not allow her children to experience "hatred for government or for people who participate in government," Ezra pontificated: "If, as a result of that trauma [of seeing their parents unjustly imprisoned], that turns them [the children] against their own country and leads along a path of hate and retribution, they will have lost their promise."
Like the sibling freedom fighters Hans and Sophie Scholl, Robert and Danille Kahre understand that the government ruling us is our country's deadliest enemy. This authentic patriotism is as inscrutable to David Ezra was it was to Roland Freisler, and for the same reason: Each of those judges was a creature of the regime he served, and both of them defined "justice" as vindicating the power of the state in any and all circumstances.
After being acquitted on the basis of the same facts in a previous trial, Robert and Danille Kahre were found guilty by a federal jury of "tax crimes" – a charge that describes the efforts of productive people to avoid having their honestly earned wealth stolen from them by the world's most vicious criminal syndicate. In this particular case, the method used by the Kahres – owners and operators of a large and successful construction company – protected their earnings, as well as those of the people with whom they worked, and underscored the pervasive criminal fraud practiced by the regime.
In operating their construction business, the Kahres paid workers as independent contractors, rather than "employees," in gold and silver coins minted by the U.S. government. The employees were able to sell those coins – which were assigned a face value by the government, not by the Kahres – at the much higher market value. The contractors then claimed a tax liability based on the government-assigned face value of the coins, not their value in Federal Reserve Notes (FRNs).
This is, if you will, the obverse of the government's claim that gold and silver minted currency are "legal tender" only for their face value. The Kahres simply reverse-engineered the logic of the legal tender laws in an entirely defensible application of the commandment to render unto Caesar only that which is Caesar's: If the government is content to perpetuate the fraud that a Gold Eagle fifty-dollar coin is worth only that amount, and not the $1171 and change it presently commands on the market, then the tax liability of that coin should reflect its fraudulent face value.
The Constitution has never authorized the federal government to create "money" in any fashion, let alone that of printing tastelessly decorated rectangles of rag paper it calls "dollars." The Constitution permits only the use of gold and silver as legal tender. Contrary to popular assumption, the function of "coining" gold and silver does not mean that the government was authorized to "issue" money of any kind.
Financial analyst and monetary historian Bill Denman points out that "coining" money "is simply a metal stamping process and regulating the value thereof is determining the size, weight, and firmness of the coin and stamping that information on its face."
Section 14 of the 1792 United States Coinage Act specifies that "it shall be lawful for any person or persons to bring to the mint gold and silver bullion, in order to their being coined.... And as soon as the said bullion shall have been coined, the person or persons by whom the same shall have been delivered, shall upon demand receive in lieu thereof coins of the same species of bullion which shall have been so delivered, weight for weight, of the pure gold or pure silver therein contained...."
"In other words," summarizes Denman, "anyone who owns gold and silver bullion (not just the mining companies) can take it to the mint and have it converted into certified coins and then spend them into circulation. It is not necessary to have government, or banks, `issue' currency" – that is, it is not necessary under the terms of the Constitution and the 1792 Coinage Act, which is still in effect.
Under the existing "legal tender" laws, and the system of inflatable fiat money inflicted on our nation in 1913, spending constitutional money at the government's artificial face value would be imponderably stupid. But the very existence of government-minted gold and silver coins is usefully subversive of the official fictions on which the Regime's fraudulent monetary system depends.
In 1985, Congress passed the Gold Bullion Coin Act, which instructed the government to mint and circulate gold coins in denominations of $50, $25, $10, and $5. This produced an anomalous result: The same government that was issuing worthless Federal Reserve Note scrip was actually circulating constitutional currency as well (albeit in a fashion far removed from that authorized by the Constitution). This created a de facto dual monetary system, a fact not lost on the Kahres and a few others who understood the implications.
As Liberty Watch magazine pointed out more than a year ago, the supposedly criminal "tax fraud" practiced by the Kahres was actually perfectly legal under the dual system created by the feds: Given that there were two systems with two wildly different standards of value, which one was the correct standard for measuring taxable income? Nothing in any law or precedent dictated that it was necessary to use inflated FRNs for that purpose.
Accordingly, the Kahres paid their contractors in real money, thereby effectively wiping out their tax liability under the rules that the government itself had established. Nothing in federal law (including the "laws" dealing with the income tax, or federal court precedents) prohibits what the Kahres did in opting to paying those who did work for them in real money, and then turning the Regime's fraud against itself.
It must not be forgotten, however, that government is a criminal enterprise that enjoys an effective monopoly on interpreting the laws that supposedly restrain it.
Tax "evasion" is a supposed crime that injures nobody but the parasite class, but that is the class that operates the state's apparatus of coercion, extraction, and propaganda.
This is why on May 29, 2003, a platoon-sized (or larger) paramilitary force, exhibiting the boldness such people display only when they're serenely confident that their targets are unarmed and helpless, assaulted the Kahre family's Las Vegas business office.
Acting on a warrant subsequently found to be legally defective, the strike team, a pack of militarized mouth-breathers from the FBI and several local SWAT teams, busted down an unlocked chain-link gate in an APC before swarming the property.
Computers were seized; helpless senior citizens and women were brutalized and held for a prolonged period in 109-degree weather, forbidden to get a drink or use the bathroom. One of the victims (Kahre's sister) was so severely abused that she required medical treatment. Security cameras were disabled in an unsuccessful effort to suppress the details of the criminal assault. Kahre himself was arrested by a separate task force while conducting business at his bank.
All of this was done, remember, to someone who was not accused of a violent crime. Had Kahre been a criminal kingpin accused of victimizing others through violence and fraud, he would have been treated with much greater deference by the Feds – perhaps as a gesture of "professional courtesy."
The same Regime that has lavished trillions of dollars on politically connected swindlers at Goldman Sachs has no moral standing – or legal authority – to punish the Kahres. But when has any criminal oligarchy – be it Nazi, Soviet, or US-federal – required actual authority to carry out its crimes?
Like Roland Freisler, David Ezra is a sycophant in robes, a servant of a dying Regime.
"You know the war is lost," Sophie Scholl chided Freisler during her trial. "Why don't you have the courage to face it?"
Ezra is intelligent enough to recognize the truth about the system whose bidding he did in sending Robert Kahre: The monetary regime created in 1913 – a system of institutionalized fraud, expropriation, and deceit in the service of war and tyranny – simply cannot endure. What eventually replaces it may be something even worse, but its trajectory is set, and its destruction is inevitable.
I earnestly hope that Danille Kahre spends every day until the Regime's overdue and well-deserved demise tirelessly cultivating within her children a righteous and proper hatred for it and all of its works and pomps – as well as a principled contempt for the invertebrate and despicable specimens who serve it, of whom David Ezra is a suitably wretched example.
May each of us blessed with the responsibility of raising children do likewise.
December 3, 2009
William Norman Grigg [send him mail] publishes the Pro Libertate blog and hosts the Pro Libertate radio program.
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4 Dec 2009 @ 00:15 by : I love this:
"Tax "evasion" is a supposed crime that injures nobody but the parasite class, but that is the class that operates the state's apparatus of coercion, extraction, and propaganda."
4 Dec 2009 @ 02:41 by : Constitutional?
The masses have been and continue to be misled on these issues.
Get it straight people. There is no US Constitutional Court - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitutional_court
It's that simple.
5 Dec 2009 @ 08:50 by : Heh, heh...
However there is a Constitution FOR The United States OF/belonging to America (We the people) and the Judicial tyrants are "oath" bound to protect and honor the Constitution. The Federalist Papers have lots say in this regard and the S CT is also "BOUND" by the Constitution. The American people have forgotten this becasue of the propaganda spread via the MSM, government owned, and public schools, also government owned. I've some good links as regards the real power of the S CT and how they, too, can be made to tow the line, lift the bales...
We are sovereigns in our own right not slaves of the faux government in Washington D.C. Cf: The Declaration of Independence as well as The Federalist Papers in especial #48 and what Alexander Hamilton has to say against centrism & the power of the Constitution to put errant 'judges' back where they belong.
Thanks for the link, Mortimer...
5 Dec 2009 @ 11:27 by : Interesting Links
Thanks for the links, Vaxen San
"There are No Judicial courts in America and have not been since 1789. Judges do not enforce Statues and Codes. Executive Adminstrators enforce Statues and Codes."~FRC v. GE 281 US 464, Keller v. PE 261 US 428, 1 Stat.138-178
"There have Not been any Judges in America since 1789"~FRC v. GE 281 US 464, Keller v. PE 261 US 428 1 Stat.138-178
"You CANNOT use the U.S. Constitution because you are NOT a party to it."~Padelford fay & Co. v. The Mayor and Alderman of the City of savannah 14 Georgia 438, 520
5 Dec 2009 @ 17:22 by a-d : Wow.... guys....
once more: very enlightening for those who care to see the dark truth about 'Facts' and the Light Truth is also presented to us all!...who care (to see!) THANKS a million!
5 Dec 2009 @ 18:49 by : ;)
Amazing stuff, isn't it? ;)
5 Dec 2009 @ 19:54 by istvan : I agree with an above statement...
"understand that the government ruling us is our country's deadliest enemy"
Fools elect fools to lead them.
[ http://www.commondreams.org/view/2009/12/05-6 ]
6 Dec 2009 @ 05:47 by a-d : Mike James is so very right!....
--- http://www.rense.com/general88/bowel.htm but you MUST read it all the way to the very end!... :).... ( NOT FOR those who cannot face the TRUTH!... ;))
6 Dec 2009 @ 07:41 by : Dear A-d...
Ya gotta preface your 'link' with something, anything. I added --- space link to make your link clickable. From herre on in see that you do the same. That's an order from the you know who. Now eat those banannas and be healthy, wealthy, and wise! ;)
I'm there, your link, now, in my other tab casue I'm typing this and find it hard to be in two places at once but as soon as I'm done it's a whoosh to that article and I'll comment here later. Google Wave anyone? email@example.com is me addie there but you've got to have a wave account to add me... blewrm, blewrm. ☺§☻
"Everything created solves a problem." – Mike Murdock
Your eyes see, your ears hear, your nose smells. Doctors solve medical problems, lawyers solve legal problems. Your shirt keeps you warm; your watch tells you the time. Everything created solves a problem.
I believe you were created to solve a problem and your success is dependent on your ability to discover that problem and solve it. Finding this problem is discovering your purpose, solving this problem is accomplishing your purpose.
Today I want to discuss 7 questions that will help you discover your purpose.
7 Questions to Help You Discover Your Purpose:
1. What do you love to do?
Your purpose is directly related to what you love. The most purposeful people in the world spend their time doing what they love. Bill Gates loves computers, Oprah loves helping, and Edison loved to invent. What do you love? Is it reading, writing, playing sports, singing, painting, business, selling, talking, listening, cooking, fixing broken things. Whatever you love, it's directly related to your purpose.
2. What do you do in your free time?
Whatever you do in your free time is a sign of your purpose. If you like to paint in your free time, then that's a "sign." If you like to cook, then that's a sign, if you like to talk, then that's a sign. Follow the signs.
I love to learn in my free time, I have an obsession with learning. Of course, this is a sign of my purpose …which is to teach.
What do you do in your free time? What would you like to do if you had more free time? Would you teach dance a class or a business course?
3. What do you notice?
A salesman notices an uninspiring sales pitch, a hairdresser notices someone's hair is out of place, a designer notices a awkward outfit, a mechanic hears something wrong with your car, a singer notices when someone's voice is out of pitch, a speaker notices an uninspiring speech.
What do you notice? What annoys you?
I notice when information is not presented in a clear, practical, and simplistic form. This is a sign of my purpose. I'm obsessed with practicality and simplicity. When I teach, I try to teach in a very practical and simple way.
4. What do you love to learn about?
What kinds of books or magazines do you like to read? Do you read about cooking, business, or fishing, whatever it is, it's a sign. I'm always reading about self development, particularly as it relates to successful living. Of course this is also related to my purpose, which is to teach people how to succeed.
What do you love to learn about? If you have a library, what books do you have in that library?
5. What sparks your creativity?
Is it painting, designing, building, speaking, or selling?
Writing sparks my creativity. I often feel like a sculptor or painter when I write. I carefully sculpt ideas on paper, ideas that impacts people's lives; it's a very creative process. Each word must be crafted for maximum impact.
What sparks your creativity, do you have ideas for new food recipes, or a new creative automotive Web site?
6. What do people compliment you on?
What "fans" do you have? If no one likes your cooking, then you probably won't make a good chef.
Do people compliment your writing, or your singing, or your amazing ability to sell? Once again, this is a sign of your purpose.
People always compliment me on my speaking ability, something I was too frightened to do for most of my life. I find it intriguing that my purpose was hidden in something that I was frightened to do.
7. What would you do if you knew you couldn't fail?
Would you start a salon, go on American Idol, start your own business? What would you do if success was guaranteed? It's a sign to your purpose.
I'd do what I'm doing right now, which is teaching. Nothing is more important to me, what about you?
These questions are signs to your purpose. They're pointing you in the direction of a specific purpose. One question alone doesn't tell the whole story; you must look at all of your answers collectively. Each answer is a piece of the "purpose" puzzle.
Study these questions, and your answers, and you will be well on your way to discovering your purpose. Thank you for reading!
6 Dec 2009 @ 07:48 by : Then...
If it does not lie beyond your own wit and imagination to somehow rediscover the source of your very own being and genius, which lie within yourself and at the very core of your own, self-endowed intellectual and spiritual powers, then you shall never fully realise yourself as an empowered, truly-free and sovereign individual human being.
Do me a favour.
Eat the Torah, the Old Testament, the Taisho Daizokyo, the Koran, The Talmud, The Kabala, the Adi Granth, the Holocaust Religion Pamphlets, The Patriot Act, The Communist Manifesto, the Lisbon Treaty, and anything else written by the authors of religiously and politically-mediated social control.
Drink half a bottle of cheap Scotch, eat the strongest, most repulsively hot Vindaloo curry with an excess of Mexican Chilli peppers, take three tablespoons of Epsom salts, sit with pleasant anticipation upon the gilded excremental seating lodge within the contemplative solitude of your own bathroom and expel from within your guts, in one glorious blast of diarrhoea, all of the lies and hypocrisies you were taught were the "Words of God" and the "Wisdom of Men".
Then wipe your ass, and be free.
Hear, hear! | Here, here!
Good one A-d, mucho thankamus's ☺
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6 Dec 2009 @ 08:28 by : Well, then...
I'm off to http://wave.google.com/ to wave, wavelet, blip...
Laterz, and thanks a million, frinden, for the comments and the linkage.
10 Dec 2009 @ 06:06 by : Nice article
and nice thread,
13 Dec 2009 @ 05:43 by : The Regime...
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