Friday, September 21, 2007

State Supreme Court Justice Relieved Over "Defeat" of J.A.I.L.

It is clear that the system fears the passage of J.A.I.L. more than anything else. Five State Supreme Court Justices have expressed concern over the potential of the passage of J.A.I.L. in this country, with a sixth warning the other justices that they should be careful what they are saying about J.A.I.L. because one day they may be placed in a position of having to rule on J.A.I.L. and having to recuse themselves.

The fact is, that all of the judiciary in this country face a serious conflict when it comes to the passage of JAIL4Judges. J.A.I.L. propagates a method by which power is restored

directly to the People, and that is what concerns them. J.A.I.L., through the direct initiative process, does not seek nor ask for any government approval, because it both originates from the People, and returns to the People. It provides for a government of the People, by the People, and for the People. Isn't that what this country is supposed to be about?

When J.A.I.L. was first filed with the Secretary of State of California back in 1995, this author was questioned by the State Attorney General as to which branch of government the Special Grand Jury created by its provisions was accountable: the Legislative, the Executive, or the Judicial. He responded, None. The Special Grand Jury is the People, and not a part of any of the three branches of government. People do not give account to their government, but contrariwise, the government must give account to the People in the forum of the Grand Jury. The very thought of this concept brings sweat to the brows of "Public Servants."

Witness the words of State Supreme Court Justice Judith Meierhenry below just this week when she said she felt less threatened this year after South Dakota voters defeated the Judicial Accountability Amendment this past year. You can almost see her pulling out her handkerchief to wipe the sweat from her brow. She fails to state though that this affair required the entire participation of all the "government" of South Dakota in illegally using the People's (taxpayers') money to oppose the People's constitutional amendment, which participation included every legislator of both houses -- Republican and Democrat, the governor, the judiciary, the State Attorney General, county commissions, and city councils, aided by the financial support of the corporate oil companies, the banks, and insurance companies. They admit that it cost them a fortune to defeat J.A.I.L. with a hope it will never return again.

Even though their actions were in defiance of their own criminal statutes (South Dakota Codified Law 12-13-16 "Publication of False or Erroneous Information on Constitutional Amendment or Submitted Question as Misdemeanor") that provide for arrest and imprisonment of offenders (see, it was worth the risk because they have the chief law enforcement officer of the state (the State Attorney General) in on the plot with them.

It is ironic that they now use Constitution Day as the time to express their distaste for the J.A.I.L. Amendment that specifically provides for a means of assuring a constitutional government in South Dakota. The fact is, the se hypoctites render lip service to the Constitution, but their hearts and minds are far from the truth! J.A.I.L. campaigned on the theme, "It's All About Truth!" A visit to the above URL will bring the stirring music "His Truth is Marching On" (Battle Hymn of the Republic).

- Ron Branson -

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Constitution Day forum
weighs judicial independence
By Melanie Brandert
Published: September 18, 2007

A panel on judicial issues differed in its views on whether judicial independence is being threatened.

State Supreme Court Justice Judith Meierhenry said she felt less threatened this year after South Dakota voters defeated the judicial accountability amendment last year. Other states' issues dealt with retaining and electing judges.

"They really attempted in most cases ... to take away the independence of the judiciary," she said of ballot issues.

While John Van Patten, University of South Dakota Law School professor, said people will disagree on applications of an independent judiciary, fellow professor Chris Hutton said she was concerned about political groups using money to influence elections and inaccurate portrayal of a judicial decision.

"It's easy to mischaracterize what has happened in a case by capturing one small aspect of it or trying to give the wrong impression of it," she said.

The panel addressed several issues at a Constitution Day forum Monday at Augustana College's Gilbert Science Center Auditorium. The college and League of Women Voters held the event.

It was the 200th anniversary of the Constitution's signing.

Regarding whether Legislatures should scrutinize judges, Van Patten said the judicial system has built-in safeguards to deal with rogue decisions, noting appellate courts exist. Meierhenry said the system can stand to be reviewed.

On whether politics threatens the courts, Van Patten, also a constitutional scholar, said the intensity level with judicial nominations is greater. He said the 1916 nomination of Louis Brandeis, a Jew, drew controversy.

Christopher Madsen, local lawyer and former state lawmaker, said the system is working as it should.

"It is the Senate's job to push hard and ask tough questions," he said.

Rosa Diers, senior from Nisland, said enough judicial accountability exists. Voters have the power to elect judges.

How Can I Move West if I Don't Have A Job?

From time to time, my blog strays down the political path, but the true purpose of this blog is to address the idea of freedom and help more people find it. Sometimes I post news articles that illustrate violations of our freedoms. This is done to stir the fire within you, to help motivate you towards freedom. Today's post is also to stir that fire, but it is more of a positive motivation rather than negative. It addresses the complicated issue of finding employment in a free state.

More and more people are finding the western states - Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Nevada - to offer more freedom than other states. The biggest obstacle that people have stated for not moving to one of these states has been finding adequate employment. This post is meant to offer an alternative solution to that problem.

I have been running an international distribution company for about 5 years now. About 2 years ago, my business really turned a corner. I switched my focus to marketing my products primarily via the Internet. I still have a local warehouse, but rather than trying to develop local business and set up regional distributors, I switched my focus and decided to expand my drop-ship business. Now, over 90% of my business is coming from the Internet. Some from my retail customers who find my website and others who are my distributors, now use a site set up exclusively for them. By doing this, I significantly reduced my expenses, reduced the time spent on the business, and was able to lower prices and increase sales.

The other thing I started doing differently, was to become a distributor for other companies who would drop ship their products for me. Now, rather than tying up my cash in inventory, I can simply market their products on my site, and when someone buys from me, the order is shipped directly to my customer by the supplier. I never see the product, but I make money on it. It saves me and the customer from paying for the shipping twice.

There is another type of Internet marketing that I believe has the capacity to surpass my direct sales business and the drop ship business. That is called affiliate marketing. With affiliate programs, you market someone else's product and embed your unique code in the link to their web page. If the customer buys the product, you receive a commission. There is no additional cost to the customer for this. Affiliates have replaced traditional advertising and their commission is a built in "marketing cost" for that supplier. Everyone wins. The beauty of this is that for less than the cost of advertising, businesses can get multiple points of presence and only pay for advertising costs once actual sales have been made. This helps businesses market their products, helps control their marketing costs, and helps them target niche business through their affiliates, that they otherwise wouldn't be able to penetrate economically.

At the same time, it helps folks who have a desire to be in business for themselves, but don't want all the headaches and costs associated with a brick and mortar storefront, employees, inventory, etc. The other obvious advantages to this are that you can gradually build a business to replace your income, and that once you have, you will not be tied to a geographic location. Whether this becomes your full time income or is just used to supplement your income is up to you.

In the past, in order for one to be successful with an affiliate program, they would either have to be comfortable making websites, or at least have a friend or partner who is. However, now almost anyone with some imagination can begin making very good money with these programs. There are even some Internet businesses that will allow you to simply fill out an online form, and then it will completely create a custom site for you will all your affiliate infromation, and will begin making money for you automatically. You do NOTHING ELSE, and it collects money for you and sends it to you.

So what does this have to do with you? Chances are that the idea of a home based/Internet based business sounds great, but you don't have any idea how to get started. To be honest, the amount of information is daunting. But as I did it for myselt, I kept notes and now have converted those notes into a step by step tool... a how to do it.

I created a web site specifically for people who want more freedom. Freedom from their commute, their current budget, their boss, their spouse, or their restrictive state. This site is the answer to the "IF ONLY..." problem.

If you have wondered if an Internet business could provide you with a good income, check out the site. If you dream of independence, but are no closer to that dream than you were last year, check out the site. On it, you are guided step-by-step, in laymen's terms through the entire process of starting up an Internet business. There are also brief descriptions/reviews of books and programs and links to more detailed information. There is also a special offer that gives you over 20 ebooks that cover in great detail all the topics discussed on the site. If you go through the whole site and feel that you still need more detailed information, then order the books. The cost for all 24 books is less that the cost of one ebook on most sites. There is actually a $700 savings on the bundle. If you have been wishing you could think of a way to afford to live where you want, I urge you to go and check out the site The site is unique in that it is not 700 pages of hype and fluff to get at a little nugget of truth. It is just very straight forward, step-by-step instruction on how to set up your own income stream over the Internet. You can start as small or as slow as you want, but all the information is there to teach you how to make a tremendous income.

PS - Since publishing the site, I have read several ebooks by "masters" of this or that. I honestly believe that my site provides BETTER information than some of these books that cost $37 each. But my site is free. I am actually considering pulling the site and republishing it as an ebook. I'm not sure if it is ready for that yet, but maybe soon. In the meantime, it is there to help you and I hope you will send me any feedback you have on the site. Check it out now.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Computer Troubles

This has been a rough week. Between fixing old computers and trying to set up new ones, I have spent about 12 hours on the phone with tech support. Nasty.
The good news is that I have learned about some good products and greatly improved my productivity.
On my new Dell Latitude - right out of the box - I was unable to get my printer to work properly. So after 2 days of loading my programs and data into the new PC, I had to wipe it clean and reinstall the operating system. This time it worked properly. Next was getting my other PCs to work properly. The best program I have found to speed up the computer, get rid of the unwanted programs in the start up group, clean the registry so that everything works the way it is supposed to ... is called RegCure. The first time I ran it on my old computer, it found over 750 errors! Then it fixed them all. This only took about 10 minutes, including downloading the program. I figure that the time I saved since installing it, has already paid for the program. There is no way I could have made my PC that fast without this program.
The other program that I have used that fixes all the problems, speeds things up, and protects my privacy is PcOptimizer Pro. Both of them have a satisfaction guarantee, so there is nothing to lose but wasted time.

Now here is another tip. If you are looking for low cost web hosting, try $4.95 per month for 3 domains hosted. That works out to less than $2 per site! NTC Hosting is the lowest cost hosting I have seen. They even provide 2 free months of web hosting, free website builder, and free setup, 10 GB data transfer and 1000 MB disk space. Very nice.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Quick News on Ron Paul

Ron Paul has been busy traveling and giving campaign speeches. I was lucky enough to attend one in Salt Lake City this past weekend. For the best coverage on the event, check out - John's article

In other Ron Paul news, I heard through the grapevine that a new Ron Paul truck stop/truck plaza may be in the works right on I-15 in California. This is big news and may involve a visit/speech from Ron Paul.