There is No Such Thing as a Little Freedom
If you have been following the Isaac Birch case (NO. 10 CRS 050329 COA11-299), you are already aware that for the first time in 143 years, the constitutionality of the nationalization of citizenship and the overthrow of state's rights through the Reconstruction Acts is before the courts. Here is a brief timeline of events, including the most up to date status of the case.
September 27-30, 2010 - Mr. Birch specially appeared in the General Court of Justice, County of Macon, Superior Court Division, to challenge the jurisdiction of the court based upon its creation under the 39th state by acts of Congress, known as the Reconstruction Acts. His memorandum of law, with supporting exhibits, correspondences from the de jure state governor, Chief Magistrate John Charles Ainsworth, and letters of complaint in regard to the de facto government's behavior were all disregarded, and virtually ignored.
May 17, 2011 - Mr. Birch's appellant brief was served to the NC Court of Appeals and the de facto Attorney Generals office. This 237-page historical and ontological brief was an argument against the legitimacy of the present state of North Carolina based on the unconstitutionality of the Reconstruction Acts. The brief was served 61 minutes late, and the de facto Attorney Generals office filed a motion to strike the brief and dismiss the appeal.
May 19, 2011 - The de facto State's motion to strike the brief and dismiss the appeal was denied.
June 17, 2011 - The de facto Attorney Generals office filed its response brief contemporaneously with a second motion to dismiss the appeal.
June 28, 2011 - Mr. Birch filed a response to the state's brief, which was unfortunately met with the Appeal Court granting the de facto state's motion to dismiss the appeal, based entirely upon a technicality.
July 12, 2011 - Mr. Birch filed a notice of appeal to the North Carolina Supreme court, as this is a constitutional issue.
July 14, 2011 - Once again, the de facto state of North Carolina filed a motion to dismiss the notice of appeal.
July 18, 2011 - A response brief and opposition to the motion to dismiss was filed.
Where Do We Go From Here?
It is disheartening, albeit not surprising, that the de facto state makes no effort whatsoever in answering the challenge of jurisdiction or addressing any of the constitutional questions. They merely use procedure as a defense, making it clear that justice is of little interest, while tyranny and usurpation rules supreme, and this latest deflection is no exception. It is our hope that there are honorable men and women seated in the de facto North Carolina Supreme Court, but should it be proven there is no honor among them, then the challenge will be escalated to the United States Supreme Court. We will keep you updated as the case continues to progress.
Here are a couple of simple things you can do to help:
1. Show up. If you've ever been to court, you know how scary and downright intimidating it can be. The simple act of you showing up in court to support these citizens provides a tremendous amount of encouragement to those who are taking on this fight. Plus, can you imagine what kind of message it would send the court if there were 200+ individuals sitting in the audience area in support of lawful state government? Do your part, and be one.
2. Stay informed. If you haven't already, sign up for our email newsletter! This is the best way to stay updated about what's happening in cases such as these, and other goings on surrounding the NCAR. Another great way to stay informed is by adding our Google calendar to your Google calendar. Simply log in to http://www.google.com/calendar, click on 'Other Calendars', click 'Add', click 'Add a friend's calendar', and type in 'firstname.lastname@example.org', and click 'Add'.
3. Donate. This fight isn't easy, and it isn't cheap. Filing fees, transcription fees, and court reporter fees, all add up very quickly. You've heard it said that every little bit helps, and it does. The Republic is currently working on a way to facilitate donations for our citizens via the state website. However, for now, if you would like to donate monetarily via PayPal, simply visit Isaac Birch's blog at http://restoreourrepublics.blogspot.com and click the Donate button on the right-hand side.
Friends, there is no such thing as a little freedom. Either you are free, or you are not. Isn't it worth fighting for?