Larry Klayman
July 3, 2013
People power: Philadelphia 1776 - Ocala 2013
By Larry Klayman

It is a tragedy that with each passing day, the American people are learning of and having to endure yet another government scandal – at a time when the nation is also headed down the tubes both ethically and morally. Surely, corruption has reached a new level during the reign of President Barack Obama – but we are also forced to ask ourselves: Where are the checks and balances that were put in place by our Founding Fathers? Few and far between are principled and strong figures in the other two branches of government, the legislative and the judiciary, who are willing or able to stand up to the unprecedented tyranny we now are being subjected to by our executive branch. And, these other two branches also have seen their fair share of corruption, particularly of late. Under these sad circumstances, the American people themselves are groping for a vehicle to express their frustration and mete out justice for the crimes that have been committed against them and the nation.

It was for that reason that I took it upon myself to exercise the God-given rights of citizens to control their own fate and initiate citizens' grand juries in a place that represents the heart of America: Ocala, Fla. Ocala, which sits in historic Marion County, is a place that is down to earth, generally conservative in its way of life and thought, and very religious and forward thinking. Like the race horses that are bred there – the region is the world's capital of breeding and training – the city has not only swiftly moved into the future, but has kept its old world Southern ways and traditions. It is the perfect place to wage a second American revolution, legally and peacefully. I got to know Ocala well during my 2004 Florida campaign for the U.S. Senate, when I had my campaign headquarters located there.

So it was that I again spent time in Ocala last week to appear before our citizens' grand jury to present yet new indictments to the jurors. Previously, the citizens' grand jury had voted out criminal charges:
  • against President Obama and Vice President Biden for revealing classified information identifying Navy SEAL Team 6 forces that led to their helicopter being blasted out of the sky by the Taliban in retaliation for the killing of master terrorist Osama bin Laden;

  • against Attorney General Eric Holder for lying to Congress about and covering up "his" Mexican drug cartel gunrunning scandal known as Fast and Furious (which led to the death of a U.S. immigration border agent);

  • against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for her obstruction of justice over the Benghazi scandal;

  • related to President Obama's discriminatory misuse of the Internal Revenue Service for singling out conservative, religious and pro-Israel groups for "special treatment" and his lying his way into office claiming that he qualified as a natural born citizen "born" in the United States by falsifying his birth certificate; and

  • against Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Elena Kagan for violating their oaths as judicial officers and not only affirming the constitutionality of Obamacare, but refusing to disqualify or force Kagan to recuse herself for her clear-cut conflict of interest in sitting and voting on the case since she had previously advocated for Obamacare when she was the solicitor general of the Obama Justice Department. Had Kagan recused herself or been disqualified by Roberts, and thus not appeared on the case, Obamacare, even with Chief Justice Roberts' defection from the conservative wing of the Supreme Court, would have been ruled unconstitutional and thus sent to the trash heap of history, which is where it belongs.
This week, with yet a new scandal appearing on the horizon, the citizens' grand jury was invoked again to vote out "true bills" against President Obama and the head of the National Security Agency, Keith Alexander, for violating their oaths of office to preserve and protect the Constitution by invading the privacy of every American in ordering the wholesale seizure of our confidential telephone and Internet records and communications.

In addition, with the sad saga of the ongoing George Zimmerman trial under way, wherein Zimmerman had been charged with second degree murder for the death of black teenager Trayvon Martin, it was time that the principal prosecutor in the case, Florida State Attorney Angela Corey, was finally held accountable for her falsifying the arrest affidavit sought to justify the criminal complaint she lodged against Zimmerman. As explained in the citizens' grand jury indictment, Corey withheld and failed to mention in the arrest warrant photographs of Zimmerman's head, which show lacerations, wounds and bruises. This so called "exculpatory evidence," that there had been a two-way fight that creates at least a reasonable doubt about Zimmerman's exercising his right of self-defense, was covered up by Corey when, for apparent political reasons (as she was then up for re-election), she yielded to radical black activists like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton and precipitously brought criminal charges against Zimmerman. In the aftermath of Zimmerman's being charged, even leftist Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz observed that it was Corey who had committed a crime by failing to disclose this exculpatory evidence, rather than Zimmerman.

The list of criminal charges emanating from Ocala is growing, and it could prove endless. See www.citizensgrandjury.com. But, for now, as citizens prosecutor, I am proceeding to try these government and judicial officials for these alleged crimes. The trials will commence shortly, and they will serve as a beacon for the American people to return to their foundations first established in my birthplace of Philadelphia in 1776.

It was thus fitting that by the end of the week, I found myself in Philadelphia – traveling there on the Navy SEAL Team 6 scandal. I had just filed a civil complaint against Vice President Biden and other top government officials for the deaths of our fallen heroes. Feeling sentimental, I took the time to pass by the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall late at night, where the Declaration of Independence had been conceived of and signed by our Founding Fathers, commencing our first revolution. These monuments were an inspiration, lighted up like the beacon of freedom they represent.

Today, 237 years later, the citizenry must again rise up to preserve our freedoms, and the Ocala citizens' grand jury is one way to try to bring this about – before a less desirable alternative could again prove necessary to restore the republic.

© Larry Klayman

 

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