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Private Bill for the Relief of Don Hamrick in PDF format.
INVITATION TO COMMENCE EMAIL NEGOTIATIONS WITH:
THE U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE COMMANDANT OF THE U.S. COAST GUARD, THE SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY, MEMBERS OF THE WHITE HOUSE, THE SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION, MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND THEIR COMMITTEES ARE INVITED TO OPEN A DIALOGUE WITH ME (A POLITICAL NOBOBY IN SOCIETY) TO RESOLVE THE OBSTRUCTIONS TO MY RIGHT TO A CIVIL JURY TRIAL.
EMAIL FROM REP. CRAWFORD’S
LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENT, JACOB MELCHER
DATE: Friday, February 11, 2011; 4:13 PM Washington, DC Time
From: Jacob Melcher, Jacob
To: Don Hamrick
SUBJECT: RE: Request Status of the Private Bill for the Relief of Don Hamrick – PLEASE REPLY BY 5:00 PM TODAY.
I apologize for the delayed response on my end. We appreciate you sending along your private bill. Due to the volume of mail we receive we have not yet had a chance to thoroughly review your correspondence. I assure you that we will take a careful look and then send you a prompt response. Thank you for your patience in this matter.
Rep. Rick Crawford
1408 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
MY FIRST FOLLOW-UP EMAIL TO JACOB MELCHER
Friday, February 11, 2011; 4:39 PM (Washington, DC Time)
From: Don Hamrick
To: Jacob Melcher
Cc: Jay Sherrod (Cabot, Arkansas Office)
SUBJECT: Re: Request Status of the Private Bill for the Relief of Don Hamrick – PLEASE REPLY BY 5:00 PM TODAY.
THANK YOU FOR THE VALIDATION OF MY SUBMITTED PRIVATE BILL!
My first concern is whether my Private Bill is formatted correctly. This question should be answered very quickly upon the “first look” review. This can be addressed ASAP to facilitate the next stage of review.
Then my next concern is whether the text itself requires revision or is just fine as is, i.e. any need for collaboration to improve the language of my private bill, i.e. spelling, grammar, etc. Next my concern is the subject matter of each section, the findings and declarations of Congress, and the Orders of Congress, and whether they are acceptable in a private bill. These two stages will require more time for a proper review. But how long the review will take is beyond my control.
Hence your control dependent upon whether the denial of my Seventh Amendment right to a civil jury trial in the federal courts for the last 8 years is considered a subject matter worthy of urgent attention, especially since there is a parallel to the U.S. Supreme Court’s avoidance of the Obama eligibility question. I also had my Quo Warranto Case in the federal court in Hawaii dismissed while my Second Amendment case for seamen’s rights was in the U.S. District Court in DC during the Bush-Obama election/transition period.
Please let me know ASAP whether my private bill is formatted correctly. I will wait on the review of the subject matter as appropriate. How long do you expect I will have to wait for a review of acceptibility for filing of my Private Bill with Congress (i.e., getting the Private Bill Number)?
Signed: Don Hamrick
MY SECOND FOLLOW-UP EMAIL TO JACOB MELCHER
Fri, February 11, 2011 4:58 PM (Washington, DC time, 2 minutes before 5:00 PM)
From: Don Hamrick
To: Jacob Melcher
Cc: Jay Sherrod (Cabot, Arkansas Office)
SUBJECT: FYI Re: CORRECTED Re: Request Status of the Private Bill for the Relief of Don Hamrick – PLEASE REPLY BY 5:00 PM TODAY.
Check my blog later tonight: American Common Defence Review. I will post the link to my Private Bill, your validating email, and my commentary in support of my Private Bill.
I have my StatCounter.com web counter logging visitors from the White House, U.S. State Departement, U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Coast Guard Gateway of the U.S. Department of Transportagtion, the U.S. Navy state-side and in Europe, and other U.S. Government agencies as well as member nations of the United Nations and the International Maritime Organization reading my blog. (It helps when I email foreign embassies in the United States and abroad publicizing/critcizing the U.S. Government on human rights of U.S. merchant seamen to defend themselves against Somali pirates who are out of control and resorting to murdering crew members of merchant vessels they attack and board.
I even get visitors from Djibouti reading my criticizism on the failure of the Djibouti Code of Conduct in regard to the effort to suppress Somali pirates. The probability of the Djibouti visitors being government dignitaries is very high.
I am admittedly a political nobody in the grand scheme of Government and International Affairs. But at least I have evidence that my blog is getting attention from high level U.S. Government and international government officials.
I have been ignored by the federal courts and the Executive Branch for 8 years because I am a political nobody. Now I will see of Congressman Crawford (a new kid in Congress) will view me as a political nobody or actually submit my Private Bill for a Private Bill Number and champion my cause with the Judicial Committee of both houses.
These are my real concerns.
Thank you, again.
Signed: Don Hamrick
BULLETIN FROM ECOTERRA INTL ON SOMALI PIRATES: February 11, 2011, 20:00 UTC, at least 48 foreign vessels plus two barges are kept in Somali hands against the will of their owners, while at least 790 hostages or captives – including a South-African yachting couple – suffer to be released.
CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES: (1) Resurrecting Letters of Marque and Reprisal; (2) Repealing federal laws clearing the way for U.S. merchant seamen to openly carry firearms to and from U.S. flag merchant vessels in the United States; (3) A need for an armed U.S. Merchant Marine Auxiliary to serve as privateers in the private sector under Letters of Marque and Reprisal when needed, otherwise to service as an auxiliary patrol for the merchant marine industry (new concept) under the Merchant Marine Act of 1936, you know that pesky “Common Defence” clause in the Preamble to the Constition!; and (4) Restoring the rights of citizens to be responsible for their own safety and security through the free exercise of the Bill of Rights in our (supposed to be) free and open society without the threat of arrest; and so much more Congress can do to restore freedom if only they had a backbone and a loyalty to the Constitution.
U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT & THE PRESIDENT: Initiate negotiations with the United Nations and the Internationational Maritime Organization for a new maritime treaty for armed merchant vessels to defend against piracy and armed robbery on the high seas.
Rick Crawford for Congress campaign website is still online. September 22, 2010 he posted “Gun Owners of America Endorses Rick Crawford for Congress: As Endorsements Rack Up Causey Continues to Lie and Hide.” Will Rep. Rick Crawford “Lie and Hide” from his pro-Second Amendment campaign stance by refusing to submit my Private Bill to Congress (getting a Private Bill Number)?
Washington (CNN) – Texas Rep. Ron Paul addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference Friday, repeating the mantra of limited government that has rocketed him to stardom among a certain segment of conservative activists.Easily garnering the most enthusiastic applause of the day, Paul advocated for a complete governmental retreat in every realm of society.“We’ve had way too much bipartisanship for about 60 years,” said Paul, in comments that drew one of many standing ovations during the 25-minute speech. “It’s the bipartisanship of the welfare system, the warfare system…it all goes through with support from both parties. ““There is truly a revolution going on in this country. We live in a time where we don’t just need a change in attitude and a change in ideas,” Paul also said. “We need to change our philosophy about what this country is all about. “Paul, who ran a quixotic presidential bid in 2008 that caught fire with many fiscal conservatives and libertarians, added the crisis in Egypt is further proof American needs to disentangle from its foreign engagements.“We need to do a lot less, a lot sooner, not only in Egypt, but around the world,” he said. “The people don’t like us propping up our dictators no more than we would like it if a foreign country propped up a dictator here.”Paul was the winner of the straw poll here last year, and, judging by the reception of the over-capacity crowd, is a favorite to win again. This year’s straw poll will be closely watched given the annual event has become an early testing ground for potential GOP presidential candidates.
NOTICE: The 60 year bipartisanhip reference above to Charts 3 and 4 of my “Number of Public & Private Laws from 1789 to December 22, 2011” on page 27 in my Private Bill noting the decline of Private Laws from 1950 to 2010 (60 years).
THIS IS SOMETHING CONGRESSMAN RICK CRAWFORD WILL HAVE TO CONSIDER WHEN REVIEWING MY PRIVATE BILL IN RELATION TO THE TWO PRIVATE LAWS PASSED IN 2010 FOR TWO JAPANESE NATIONALS. REFUSING TO SUBMIT MY PRIVATE BILL TO CONGRESS DEFENDING MY RIGHTS UNDER THE BILL OF RIGHTS WILL BE VIEWED AS DISCRIMINATION AGAINST MY CIVIL AND CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS AND CAN EVEN BE CONSTRUED AS TREASON AGAINST THE CONSTITUTION ON THE SAME LEVEL AS CONGRESS REFUSING TO ENFORCE THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONSTRAINTS ON THE NATURAL BORN CITIZEN REQUIREMENT TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. CONGRESS HAS TURNED THEIR BACKS ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. IT IS TIME LONG OVERDUE FOR CONGRESS SEEK REDEMPTION BY CORRECTING THEIR PAST CONSTITUTIONAL MISTAKES THAT HAVE ERODED FREEDOM AND PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY AND SECURITY. LOOK TO THE PREAMBLE IN THE CONSTITUTION FOR THE PRESCRIBED INTENT FOR THE LEGISLATIVE, EXECUTIVE, AND JUDICIAL BRANCHES OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT. THE FEDERAL JUDICIARY MUST STOP DENYING CASES THAT HAVE CONSTITUTIONAL MERIT FOR A CIVIL JURY TRIAL. GOVERNMENT REFORMS ARE DESPARATELY NEEDED.
My private bill asks Congress to protect my Seventh Amendment right to a civil jury trial as an unrepresented civil plaintiff/seamen so that my may defend my Second Amendment rights and the Second Amendment rights of U.S. merchant seamen to defend themselves against out-of-control Somali pirates and for Second Amendment rights of U.S. merchant seamen to a National Open Carry endorsement on their Merchant Mariner’s Credential and the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC card) by adding a data field to each of them and to the National Driver’s Register that will cascadingly added to the drivers licenses of every state if Congress passes my Private Bill (requiring Public Bills to be passed separately from my Private Bill). This will also require a federal preemption to be passed by congress to protect the Second Amendment, Ninth Amendment right, and Tenth Amendment power to openly keep and bear arms in intrastate and interstate travel from infringements by the States and local and county governments under the privileges and immunities clause of Article IV, Section 2 of the Constitution and the privileges and immunities of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Is this not a just and nobel cause? I think it is! But the NRA or Gun Owners of American don’t seem to think so because they have ignored my requests for help for the last 8 years! There is a lot of hype and hipocracy from politicians and Second Amendment advocacy grouprs proclaiming their support and defence of Second Amendment rights. But when it comes down to the nitty-gritty, “full scope” of Second Amendment rights that fall under the unenumerated rights of the Ninth Amendment, such as National Open Carry in intrastate and interstate travel like it was once enjoyed as social norms and legal norms in the 18th and 19th Centuries then all of a sudden the social norms and legal norms and present day laws reflected the influence of phobias of modern day society prevents any meaning public debate. We are today leaving under the Rule of Law based on political frauds and goverment intimidation intimidation, fear mongering, and terrotistic activities in the name of homeland security.
We are living Benjamin Franklin’s worst nightmarish dilemma between freedom and security. I submit that if we now have a U.S. Department of Homeland Security whose sole purpose is to enslave us into the tyrannical of social suspicion with Secretary Janet Nepalitano’s “If you see something, say something” campaign to transform a freedom loving society into a society of snitches that will force all of us to live in fear of open society because the least little innocent thing we do like talking on a cellphone in our own car in a WalMart parking lot can get you shot to death by police because someone “saw something” about you and “said something” to the police about a “someone with a gun.” The fear of guns as a social norm will destroy this nation that was based on free exercise of National Open Carry.
Gordon T. Belt, Planned House hearings raise concerns: First Amendment Watch, FirstAmendmentCenter.org (blog), February 3, 2011:
… The bill, H.R. 495, titled “The See Something, Say Something Act of 2011,” would provide civil immunity in U.S. courts for individuals who, acting in good faith and based on objectively reasonable suspicion, report threats to appropriate law enforcement officials. In announcing the introduction of the bill, King said, “Good citizens who report suspicious activity … should not have to worry about being sued.”
King’s remarks appeared to be a reference to a lawsuit by six imams who were removed from a domestic U.S. flight after fellow passengers reported what they considered suspicious behavior, though the bill does not mention them. Critics have said the bill would turn neighbors into spies and citizens into agents for the government, reporting on any behavior regardless of the circumstances. King introduced similar legislation in 2009 (H.R. 2064), but that bill died in committee and never reached the House floor for a vote.
I don’t know for certain, but doesn’t Janet Nepalitano’s “see something, say something” policy of domestic security qualify as government tyranny? And if we have a U.S. Department of Homeland Security then why don’t we have a U.S. Department of Homeland Freedom? Under the checks and balance construction of the Constitution of the United States you would think that greater protections of our constitutional rights and freedoms would be necessary requiring the establishing of a U.S. Department of Homeland Freedom. But to even suggest such a thing would have me accused of being delusional as an advocate of Bigger Government.
Thomas Jefferson once said, “A government afraid of its citizens is a Democracy. Citizens afraid of government is tyranny.” But what do you call a government inducing its citizens to be afraid of one another in open society with Secretary Nepalitano’s “See something, say something” campaign, especially when immunity is included? With immunity anyone with a grudge or a desire to seek revenge against another can “see anything” they want about anyone, anywhere, anytime, and “say anyting” under any plausible reasoning while disguising or hiding their true motivation of their false report. Janet Nepalitno’s world is a sick and twisted version of our Republican form of Government.
We, as a nation, must restore our Bill of Rights to National Open Carry to its original protection of freedoms to National Open Carry as implied by the Common Defence clause of the the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States along with the “more perfect Union” clause (more guns, less crime!) and the “general wellfare” clause (less psychological phobias for society over guns). It is as though citizens taking responsibility for their own security through exercising their Second Amendment and Ninth Amendment rights to “open carry” is somehow a threat to society and homeland security. This view is a government sanctioned fraud on the people!
Citing David Kopel, Final score on 2d Amendment in the November elections, Volokh Conspiracy (blog), December 10, 2010:
Now that all congressional races have been decided, here the final tallies for how the election affected Second Amendment support in Congress, according to the NRA’s top federal lobbyist Chuck Cunningham:
19 of 25 U.S. Senate candidates endorsed by the NRA-Political Victory Fund won their races. The net gain is +7 votes (Ark., N.H., N.D., Oh., Penn., W.V., Wisc.) with no offsetting losses.
After the 2008 elections, there were 43 Senators with an A rating from NRA, 2 with a B, 9 with a C, 12 with a D, and 34 with an F. The changes in the new Senate will be +7 A, +1 C, –7 D, and –1 F.
The 12 pro-gun Senate freshmen are: John Boozman (Ark.), Marco Rubio (Fla.), Jerry Moran (Kan.), Rand Paul (Ky.), Roy Blunt (Mo.), Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), John Hoeven (N.D.), Rob Portman (Oh.), Pat Toomey (Penn.), Mike Lee (Utah), Joe Manchin (W.V.) and Ron Johnson (Wisc.). In the U.S. House, 227 of the 283 endorsed by NRA-PVF won. After the 2008 elections, there were 226 Representatives with an A rating, 18 B, 14 C, 22 D-rated, 151 F, and 4 ? (had refused to answer questionaire). The new House will be +36 A, –7 B, – 1 C, –9 D, –16 F, — 3 ?. There were 29 districts where the grade improved: AZ-1, AZ-5, AR-2, FL-8, FL-22, FL-24, ID-1, IL-8,IL-10, IL-14, IL-17, KS-3, MI-7, NV-3, NH-1, NJ-3, NY-13, NY-19, NY-24, NY-25, NY-29, NC-2, OH-1, OH-15, PA-3, PA-7, PA-8, SC-5 and WA-3. In 3 districts the grade declined: AL-7, HI-1 and LA-2. The NRA identifies 86 pro-gun House freshmen: Martha Roby (AL-2), Mo Brooks, (AL-5), Paul Gosar (AZ-1), Ben Quayle (AZ-3), David Schweikert (AZ-5), [ARKANSAS:] Rick Crawford (AR-1), Tim Griffin (AR-2), Steve Womack (AR-3), Jeff Denham (CA-19), Scott Tipton (CO-3), Cory Gardner (CO-4), Steve Southerland (FL-2), Rich Nugent (FL-5), Daniel Webster (FL-8), Dennis Ross (FL-12), Allen West (FL-22), Sandy Adams (FL-24), David Rivera (FL-25), Rob Woodall (GA-7), Austin Scott (GA-8), Raul Labrador (ID-1), Joe Walsh (IL-8), Adam Kinzinger (IL-11), Randy Hultgren (IL-14), Bobby Schilling (IL-17), Marlin Stutzman (IN-3), Todd Rokita (IN-4), Larry Bucshon (IN-8), Todd Young (IN-9), Tim Huelskamp (KS-1), Kevin Yoder (KS-3), Mike Pompeo (KS-4), Jeff Landry (LA-3), Andy Harris (MD-1), Dan Benishek (MI-1), Bill Huizenga (MI-2), Justin Amash (MI-3), Tim Walberg (MI-7), Chip Cravaack (MN-8), Alan Nunnelee (MS-1), Steven Palazzo (MS-4), Vicky Hartzler (MO-4), Billy Long (MO-7), Joe Heck (NV-3), Frank Guinta (NH-1), Charlie Bass (NH-2), Jon Runyan (NJ-3), Steve Pearce (NM-2), Michael Grimm (NY-13), Nan Hayworth (NY-19), Chris Gibson (NY-20), Richard Hanna (NY-24), Ann Marie Buerkle (NY-25), Tom Reed (NY-29), Renee Ellmers (NC-2), Rick Berg (ND-AL), Steve Chabot (OH-1), Bill Johnson (OH-6), Steve Stivers (OH-15), Jim Renacci (OH-16), Bob Gibbs (OH-18), James Lankford (OK-5), Mike Kelly (PA-3), Pat Meehan (PA-7), Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8), Tom Marino (PA-10), Lou Barletta (PA-11), Tim Scott (SC-1), Jeff Duncan (SC-3), Trey Gowdy (SC-4), Mick Mulvaney (SC-5), Kristi Noem (SD-AL), Chuck Fleischmann (TN-3), Scott DesJarlais (TN-4), Diane Black (TN-6), Steve Fincher (TN-8), Bill Flores (TX-17), Quico Canseco (TX-23), Blake Farenthold (TX-27), Scott Rigell (VA-2), Rob Hurt (VA-5), Morgan Griffith (VA-9), Jaime Herrera (WA-3), David McKinley (WV-1), Sean Duffy (WI-7) and Reid Ribble (WI-8).
What we have available to us now with a pro-Second Amendment Congress is the potential for a legislative revolution through a restoration of Second Amendment to its original social norm and legal norm of National Open Carry because it has always been the Constitutional norm. If the right to armed self-defense is a fundamental truth of human rights or of God and of the law of nature and Natural Law then I would like to share of quotations on Truth.
MAHATMA GANDHI QUOTATIONS
Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.
Truth never damages a cause that is just.
Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self-sustained.
OLD LATIN QUOTATIONS
Peter Halkerston, L.L.D., A Collection of Latin Maxims & Rules, in Law and Equity, Selected from the Most Emiknent Authors, on the Civil, Canon, Feudal, English and Sots Law, with an English Translation, and an Appendix of Reference to the Authorities from which the Maxims are Selected, Edindurgh, U.K., 1823.
Consuetudo licet sit magnae authoritatis, nunquam tamen præjudicat manifesto veritati.
Custom, although it be of great authority, is, however, never prejudical to evident truth.
Consuetudo non præjudicat veritati.
Custom is not prejudicial to truth.
Fictio cedit veritati.
Fiction yields to truth.
Fictio juris non est ubi veritas.
There is no supposition of right where the truth is evident.
Qui non libere veritatem pronunciat, proditor est veritatis.
He who does not freely declare the truth, is a betrayer of the truth.
Veritas quae minime defensatur, opprimitur ; et qui non improbat, approbat.
Truth which is by no means defended, is oppressed ; and he who does not disapprove, approves it.
Veritatem qui non libere pronunciat, proditor est veritatis.
He who does not- speak the truth freely, is the betrayer of truth.
Veritas, a quocunque dicitur, a Deo est.
Truth spoken by any one, is from God.
Veritas est justitiæ mater.
Truth is the mother of justice.
Veritas nihil veretur nisi abscondi.
Truth dreads nothing, unless to be hidden.