Dear American Patriot,
This is how despicable our judicial system has become. I, Jonesy, have been abused by the judiciary in a similar manner.
After reading the below, if you are as incensed as I am, please send a snail-mail letter (not email) to the judge, to our Attorney General, and to President Trump. Their mailing addresses and my letter to them precede the message. Feel free to adapt it for yourself. Shorter is better. Just cut and paste and edit.
This effort needs to go viral. It has nothing to do with the particulars of the case. It has everything to do with whether a Judge, in the United States of America, can command and require a person to swear under oath something that they do not believe to be true.
From: Maurice W. Jones
505 E. Zenith Dr.
Jackson, WY 83001
Judge Victoria A. Roberts
Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse
231 W. Lafayette Blvd., Room 211
Detroit, MI 48226
Attorney General Jeff Sessions
Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
President Donald J. Trump
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20500
Re: Case No. 13-cr-20371
Dear Judge Roberts, Attorney General Sessions, and President Trump,
I am very upset that you, Judge Roberts, presume to require Doreen Hendrickson to swear under oath to something that she does not believe to be true.
It is apparent that you, Judge Roberts, are either grossly ignorant of the law and the Constitution of the United States or are deliberately violating such. You are unfit to hold office as a District Court Judge.
It has nothing to do with the particulars of the case. It has everything to do with whether a Judge, in the United States of America, can command and require a person to swear under oath to something they believe to be false under threat of incarceration. This is not Nazi Germany.
I ask Attorney General Sessions and President Trump to review this case and to determine the facts thereof. Doreen Hendrickson has spent many months in jail simply because she refuses to swear under oath to a court-dictated mandate which she believes to be false.
President Trump, this is certainly a case worth granting a Presidential Pardon because of the egregious miscarriage of justice.
AG Sessions, those involved in this case should be terminated by the DOJ. Judge Roberts and US Attorneys have specifically violated 26 U.S.C. § 7206(2).
Maurice W. Jones
An Ugly Persistence Of Corruption
…the particulars of which should have every American rising in alarm.
CAN AMERICANS BE REQUIRED TO ATTEST BELIEF in what a government official declares to be true? This is exactly what a federal judge in Detroit says, in a ruling issued just last week…
On January 16, 2018, federal District Court Judge Victoria Roberts refused to vacate a criminal contempt of court conviction of Doreen Hendrickson over Doreen’s refusal to state under oath things dictated to her by government agents, and which she does not believe to be true. Judge Roberts’ denial of the motion asserts that an American can be compelled to swear that she believes true– without disclaimer or qualification– whatever a government official says is “correct”.
HERE’S THE BACKSTORY: In 2007, at the request of DOJ Tax Division attorneys, another federal judge (Nancy Edmunds) had ordered the Michigan mother of two to declare that she believes certain payments made to her and her husband qualify as “income” subject to the income tax, even though she does not believe the particular earnings qualify, and had already said so under oath. The order commanded Doreen to produce “amended returns” on which she was to declare the earnings as “income”, and to sign the jurat so as to make the form, its dictated contents, and her attestation of belief falsely appear to be her own freely-made testimony.
However, a tax return jurat is a statement attesting that what one has said on the form above it is what the signer believes to be true, correct and complete:
“Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have examined this return and accompanying schedules and statements, and to the best of my knowledge and belief, they are true, correct, and complete.” Tax return jurat (emphasis added)
To produce a tax return and sign the jurat without qualification when the content of the return is not what the signer believes to be true is a felony, under 26 U.S.C. § 7206(1). It is also a felony to attempt to cause someone else to produce and sign a return the contents of which are not believed to be true by the signer (under 26 U.S.C. § 7206(2)).
These laws are the substance of the October, 2017 Motion to Vacate Doreen’s conviction.
And yet, in her January 16, 2018 denial of Doreen Hendrickson’s October 10, 2017 Motion to Vacate her conviction, the trial judge who has twice now sentenced Doreen to prison says that the order Doreen has been punished for resisting, and is about to be punished again, simply commands her to “correct” her returns. The judge contends that Doreen is not being ordered to say she believes what she does not (and thus, to create false returns), but is simply being ordered to say “what is correct”.
This construction attempts to remove Doreen’s beliefs (and right to control her expressions) entirely from the picture, and makes nonsense out of the language of every perjury statute (including the ones specifically criminalizing the making or soliciting of “false returns”).
Of course, the Supreme Court has expressly said such a construction is unconstitutional, time and again: “[W]e cannot improve upon what Justice Jackson wrote for the Court 70 years ago: “If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein.” Barnette, 319 U. S., at 642.”
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Readers, Please send three simple letters to Judge Roberts, AG Sessions, and President Trump. Do your civic duty to preserve our rule of law.