JAG HUNTER HERE (dateline Sweetwater, Tennessee):
Commanding officers once held courts-martial round an upturned drum to publicly inflict instant summary punishment against subordinates on charges alleged or suspected of offenses during military operations.
Military dictators are empowered to use DRUMHEAD COURTS as tools to simultaneously pronounce and carry out punishment replacing the judge and jury.
The modern day courts-martial of Army Staff Sergeant Raymond Girouard and Marine Corps Sergeant Lawrence Hutchins, their men, and others differed only in appearance, time, venue, and forum from drumhead courts. As in drumhead courts of olden days, only one man--acting as judge and jury--decided these men's fate wherein process and practice of preordained outcomes remained unchainged!
I sez Ray Girouard and Larry Hutchins (and all the others) are innocent men until A JURY--constitutionally constructed and recognized--sez different!
I'm making a stand here in Sweetwater in the hopes of setting up a line of resistance others can form upon (such as Larry Hutchins neighbors in Plymouth, Massachusetts). I seek to discover in the folks in my surrounding Norman Rockwell community are okay with burying men like Ray and Larry alive as political prisoners in congressional concentration camps populated by U.S. citizens worldwide WITHOUT A JURY'S PERMISSION!
I will relentlessly demand Ray and Larry and all the others be immediately released, restored, made whole, and allowed to return to their communities, homes, and families where they are respected and loved!
In this series of postings from the Sweetwater Library I will pull off the hood blinding everyday citizens regarding the scope and danger of American courts-martial operated by a military aristocracy Army Colonel David Hackworth accurately renamed the "military industrial congressional complex."
America's Constitution outlaws courts-martial!
Courts-martial are every part weapons of violence as tanks or ships! As much acts of violence as they are the scenes of violence--crime scenes in and of themselves.
Military governors are empowered to use courts-martial to punish enemeis of the state only under the most extreme set of circumstances. Courts-martial fulfill an extraordinarily special function in our nation's life that is measured in time, place, and operation in the most exceedingly narrow conditions (we'll consider these special circumstances, conditions, and functions as this series progresses). Courts-martial are supposed to be uncommonly rare. Precedents rendering courts-martial illicit are long-held and remain solid (found first in Britian's First Mutiny Act 3 April 1689).
Courts-martial are normally intolereble.
Courts-martial are to tools of dictators!
Courts-martial are used to instill and energize the rule of fear...that special brand of fear that forces men to fight for the king (er...I mean the president) against their will.
Courts-martial derive their force and authority through threat of military action! Not from our Constitution.
Again, America's Constitution outlaws courts-martial!
Yet still, Commander in Chief Bush pronounced Ray and Larry enemies of the United States (as the CINC ordered) and then ordered subordinate command racketeers to inflict terrible violence upon these men (as with so many others) making Ray and Larry, their families, friends, and communities suffer in liberty and life.
There were NO JUDGES, NO JURIES! Just Commander in Chief Bush acting directly against Ray and Larry in service to state reasons and clandestine political agendas.
This describes with precision the crime of ATTAINDER.
The Constitution outlaws ATTAINDER!
People who perpetrate the crime of ATTAINDER (courts-martial) on U.S. citizens are called...well...ah...they're called OUTLAWS!
And Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) special agents are invested with a special duty to arrest OUTLAWS committng the crime of ATTAINDER (courts-martial) on American citizens. Once arrested those accused of ATTAINDER (courts-martial) are subject to prosecution and conviction in civilian criminal courts (real courts were JURIES reside).
Honest. It's true...all true! You can read about here in the Sweetwater library.
Supreme Court justices declared and defined the crimes of courts-martial and ATTAINDER committed when "...a legislative act [think Articles of War, Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ)] inflicts punishment without a judicial TRIAL (Cummings v. Missouri 1857). The words "courts-martial" and ATTAINDER are synonyms--completely interchangeable--defined identically!
Long observed and known to all commanding officers, "A court-martial is no part of the JUDICIARY of the nation...'[A court-martial] is indeed a creature of orders...Not belonging to the judicial branch of Government (sic), it follows that courts-martial must pertain to the executive department; and [courts-martial] are simply instumentalities of the executive power!" (William Winthrop in his classic tome on the subject: Military Law and Precedents--1896) (Emphasis mostly mine)
Applying the simple legislative history it's clear each courts-martial are the product of congressional legislation ("a legislative act") which inflicts punishment (a function of military command) without a judicial trial (where juries normally sit and examine the governments theory and evidence of an alleged criminal act).
Courts-martial are the places where juries go to die!
I reminded Sweetwater Mayor--James Stutts--of all this during our ninety minute meeting at City Hall this past Wednesday. After our discussion Mayor Stutts returned to his "full-time" job as McMinn County assistant district attorney.
Indulge my gentle suggestion that shrewd and clever command racketeers are laughing up their sleeves at my Sweetwater neighbors (and Larry's neighbors in Plymouth) shamefully comfortable in what America's military aristocracy views as a combination of disinterest and invincible ignorance.
The collection of command royalty considers itself unassailable from attack from what they think is a discredited minority. Don't you understand? Senior commanders think regular folks like us aren't nearly sophisiticated and enlightened enough to comprehend and understand what command racketeers know is best.
Military governors say to us...Citizens...do you understand? Using the Articles of War (UCMJ) is a better than use of constitutionally constructed trials to find accused criminals guilty or innocent.
Professional command criminals see residents of Sweetwater and Plymouth as nothing if not lowly groupings of people--political nullities--incapable of recognizing the UCMJ as a "military code of greater age and dignity and of a more elevated tone than [the Constitution]...which by [the liberty experienced absent a jury] enjoys a freedom from the technical forms and obstructive habits [of a jury] that embarrass and delay the operations of civilian criminal courts." (William Winthrop - Military Laws and Precedents)
Army generals rely upon a combination of community ignorance and indifference granting them silent permission to steal pay and benefits, making guys like Ray and Larry suffer in liberty and life without the inspection, scrutiny, careful consideration, and permission of A JURY!
So far as I can tell these career criminals (the admirals and generals) sleep well at night daily assured and reinforced in their notions that they're right in their estimations of folks like you reading this posting from the Sweetwater Library. Flag rank officers think nobody really cares enough that men like Ray and Larry are kidnapped and held in dark, cold, military enclaves as innocent men.
I'm encouraged to contemplate--by way of your energentic, unrelenting, and overwhelming response (community outrage)--your upending the misplaced confidence of the command racketeers.
Light up the switchboards (some phone numbers supplied below). Emails and letters don't work. Call, then call again...then call again...and keep calling! Demand Ray and Larry (and all the others) be released and restored immediately.
If command racketeers still believe they have a case against anyone one of these people...well fine...let 'em walk it into a real federal courtroom where a real jury can take government allegations under consideration.
Ray and Larry are innocent men!
I know you won't let them down. Please start the phones ringing.
Here endth this lesson (more to follow)
BEWARE THE FURY OF THE PATIENT MAN!!
FBI Knoxville Division: 865.544.0751
FBI Boston: 617.742.5533
Sweetwater Mayor James Stutts: 423.337.6979
Representative John J. Duncan, Jr.: 865.523.3772
U.S. Senators -
Bob Corker: 865.637.4180
Lamar Alexander: 865.545.4243
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