The letter of the law...

Defined as criminal under title 18 (Crimes and Criminal Procedures) of the United States Code; Title 18 U.S. Criminal Code -- Chapter 13 Section 241. CONSPIRACY AGAINST RIGHTS OF CITIZENS If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten or intimidate any citizen in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having exercised the same; or If two or more persons go in disguise on the highway, or on the premises of another, with intent to prevent or hinder his free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege so secured-- They shall be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both; and if death results, they shall be subject to imprisonment for any term of years or for life. Section 242. Deprivation Of Rights Under Color Of Law Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any inhabitant of any State, Territory, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or to different punishments, pains, or penalties, on account of such inhabitant being an alien, or by reason of his color, or race, than are prescribed for the punishment of citizens, shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if death results shall be subject to imprisonment for any term of years or for life. The drug laws are placed under title 21 - Food and Drugs. They are not labeled as crimes. What are they? As a sovereign individual I have unlimited right to contract. Drug dealing is a type of contract. The crime here, is not my exercising of my right to contract, but the governments CONSPIRACY AGAINST RIGHTS OF CITIZENS, as well as DEPRIVATION OF RIGHTS UNDER COLOR OF THE LAW. Again - I ask you to define crime. How about a legal definition? Can you use one of those? Corpus delicti includes two elements: (1) proof of an injury or loss; and (2) proof that someone's criminal act caused the injury or loss. http://72.14.253.104/search?q=cache:otn-QdK7TE0J:caselaw.findlaw.com/scr... So... Again. Crime - being defined by Corpus Delicti (Body of the crime) My actions - I entered into a contract under constitutional right with another sovereign individual in a consensual manner. Harm? Loss? Injury? Where is it? Constitutional Rights reserved by individuals; * Article I, Section 10: "No State shall pass any law impairing the obligation of contracts." * Article VI: "This Constitution, and the laws of the United States... shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every State shall be bound thereby; anything in the Constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding... All executive and judicial officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by oath or affirmation to support this Constitution." * Amendment IX: "The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people." * Amendment X: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." * Amendment XIII, Section 1: "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction." (Defense of Prostitution; http://www.buildfreedom.com/tl/wua2.shtml) The law being created prohibiting my right to contract, and as I was not convicted of a crime prior to this restriction upon my actions, this law is illegal. The creation of the law was an act, knowing and willful by a group of people to provide a LOSS and INJURY to my constitutional rights. There is harm. There is an act directly causing the harm. The act is defined constitutionally as being prohibited. I was arrested for conducting my constitutionally protected right of contract - for exercising my rights by a group of people. This is conspiracy against the rights of citizens. This is ALSO Deprivation of Rights under Color of the Law. Again - I challenge you to show me the HARM my actions caused. The INJURY caused by my actions. You bring up finances, debts that will go unpaid, or be paid by my family members, and claim that my actions caused this debt to fall upon their shoulders - however these are not DIRECTLY caused by my actions. They are directly caused by the UNLAWFUL ACTIONS of the FBI, police, judges... THIS is where I'm coming from. What I've been trying to express to you. You argue that "It's the law and it's wrong!" I argue that it is AN ILLEGAL LAW and thus is to be disobeyed. The conspiracy against rights of citizens is a crime DIRECTLY AGAINST YOURSELF. You are the VICTIM of this crime. You are SUFFERING from this crime. And you fail to see this. You continue to tell me that my non-violent, non-crimes are HARMING you. If you BELIEVE my actions to have harmed you, press the charges against me. Become the plaintiff in my case and bring your motions of "Loss" and "Injury" against me. Know that you bringing this case against me will be CIVIL - without possible prison time. It would be a civil case to determine a monetary value of the harm done to you so that I may compensate you for the wrong I brought against you. Again - as I said at the beginning - SHOW ME THE VICTIM OF MY ACTIONS and I will gladly serve whatever time the request of me. There is no victim. There is no corpus delicti. No body of the crime; no crime. The true crime is the deprivation of my rights. Your rights. The rights of every citizen. And you'll tell me that I'm angry. I still challenge that I'm not angry. I challenge that I am informed of the wrongs committed by the government. The lies they government feeds the people to keep them under control. The fear the government forces on the people to keep them in line. You fear. Your fear feeds the government's power. Your fear gives them authority. You have not lived in a free nation since the civil war. The constitution defines the purpose of your government; "We, the people of the United States (that is, the people then existing in the United States), in order to form a more perfect union, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America." And the powers granted the government... How? "That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it , and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness." So when the government stops governing through consent of the governed it becomes illegal - it stops being the legal government described in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America. When was that? The Civil war. "Notwithstanding all the proclamations we have made to mankind, within the last ninety years, that our government rests on consent, and that that was the rightful basis on which any government could rest, the late war has practically demonstrated that our government rests upon force --- as much so as any government that ever existed. The North has thus virtually said to the world: It was all very well to prate of consent, so long as the objects to be accomplished were to liberate ourselves from our connexion with England, and also to coax a scattered and jealous people into a great national union; but now that those purposes have been accomplished, and the power of the North has become consolidated, it is sufficient for us --- as for all governments --- simply to say: Our power is our right." Lysander Spooner (http://www.lysanderspooner.org/bib_new.htm) Power, force, fear. It isn't corruption when its used knowingly and willfully. It's a violation of human rights. Over 2 million people are in prison - with 2.6:1 being violent criminals. 1 out of 2 1/2 prisoners are in jail for NON-VIOLENT drug crimes. This was in 2003. Up from 9:1 in 1980. How much worse is it now? Keeping the same trend - In 2007, it's 1.56 to 1. And you say you need this War on Drugs for your protection. You sit. You say nothing. You go on with your lives. One last quote to think about; "First they came for the Communists but I was not a Communist so I did not speak out; Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists but I was not one of them, so I did not speak out; Then they came for the Jews but I was not Jewish so I did not speak out. And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me." Martin Niemoller, 1892-1984 About the rise of the Nazi regime.
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good point

Your rights stop where mine begin.

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But if the only rights...

Being violated are "Regulations" imposed by the government...

Does the government have rights? Are their Regulations "Rights" that can be infringed upon?
Did I consent to this?
They have no power over me without my consent, right?

As long as no one else's rights were infringed upon?

So...
How can the drug laws a) exist b) hold up in court?

Where is the corpus delecti (body of the law) giving the government the standing to bring a drug offender to trial?

Rights

As far as I am concerned, the government has the right to recognize and protect my rights, one being the pursuit of happines, even if I persue it by growing and smoking marijuana. My latest feeling has been "Fuck The Government". Drug laws should hold up in court no more than the income tax sceme. It's all slavery.

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Essentially...

That's kind of what I'm getting at.

It gets better though - what the government is doing by ENFORCING these laws IS a crime under the U.S. code (Title 18, chapter 13, sections 241 and 242)

Has anyone requested prosecution after being arrested under these laws?

I'm seriously considering it.
Any tips on how to go about this?

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