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On the Tenth Day of Christmas—An Unprecedented Decision Handed Down in Georgia, 01-03-2012

01-03-2012 Georgia Secretary of State Administrative Court Farrar v Obama order denying motion to dismiss

Yes, I used to be closely involved in the controversy over Obama’s birthplace.  Yes, I personally really and truly do believe that Lucas Daniel Smith brought back and offered some valid evidence that Obama was born in Mombasa, Kenya, even though that kid has caused me some serious trouble.  No, I don’t think that this minor victory (after nearly four years) in a non-constitutional administrative court in Georgia “clears” Orly of suspicion that she acted as a double agent, possibly for a foreign power, or of having acted consistently in support of Obama by making everyone involved in the “right” or “Constitutional” side of the “Birther” controversy look like a raving lunatic (and yes, for a while at least that definitely did include me).  I continue to believe that Obama should not be president, not merely because I believe he was born in Kenya but because he is either a very thinly disguised and deceitful Global Communist-totalitarian or an extremely dishonest International Socialist-totalitarian.  

I also continue to believe, as I wrote in 2009 (09-cv-00082-DOC – Plaintiffs’ Sur-Reply 10-01-09) that the First and Ninth Amendments should be construed to guarantee to the American people the uncontested and indisputable right to challenge by judicial action for declaratory judgment and the potential right to obtain injunctive relief relative to the qualifications and actions of all governmental officials, whether elected or unelected.  And it is this last point which I will carry forward with me to the United States Senate if God and the People of California will grant me the right to represent this Golden State and its population in what has been called the world’s greatest deliberative assembly: NO OFFICIAL IMMUNITY EXCEPT FROM SUIT FOR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM POLITICAL OR GOVERNMENTAL OR LEGAL SPEECH, OPINION, AND DEBATE!  09-cv-00082-DOC – Flast v Cohen Taxpayer + First + Ninth Amendment Standing09-cv-00082-DOC Motion for Leave to File Surreply

Candidate Statement 2012: For Freedom and Real Social Diversity, “Jeffersonian Democracy” defines everything we call “Freedom”.

It Is My Intention To Run For United States Senator In The Non-Partisan Primary Election Currently Scheduled For June 5, 2012—

I intend to run on the following statements:


I STAND FOR THE RESTORATION OF A JEFFERSONIAN FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC-REPUBLIC wherein governmental intrusion into private life is limited by the constitution, reserving all powers to the people!

My interim campaign managers in this venture are: in Orange County: Renada Nadine March (949) 276-1970 and Aurora Isadora Diaz (714) 767-3311; Ed Villanueva in San Diego County (858) 231-5033; as well as my Campaign Treasurer, National Coordinator, and longtime personal trustee Peyton Yates Freiman (512) 968-2666.

Anyone interested in promoting “diversity” in the Democratic Party and U.S. Senate by electing a Conservative, sound money, pro-Private Property, pro-Common Law, pro-10th-Amendment, Libertarian Candidate to replace the hopelessly establishmentarian and politically correct Senator Dianne Feinstein, who has played a leading role as member of the Senate Committees on the Judiciary and Intelligence in approving and ratifying the corruption which shackled America, should seriously consider backing me for Senate.

To elect anyone with my “outsider” credentials and background would “send them a message” inside the Washington Beltway that the people are uncomfortable and dissatisfied with the Status Quo and want real change.

My specific platform planks are:

(1) restoration of full First Amendment rights, and the abolition of all forms of governmental regulation of speech and expression, including the elimination of penalties for advocacy and repeated submission of petitions for redress in the Federal Court system.

One of my favorite passages in the Gospels is Luke 18:1-8, the Parable of the Unjust Judge—which tells of a Judge to whom a widow repeatedly brings her petition for redress, and which Judge finally grants her relief rather than hear her plea again.  Apparently, in Ancient Israel, it was unimaginable that any person would be penalized for repeatedly seeking justice—even it was by no means certain that this particular widow or any person would obtain anything by her efforts.  The Federal Courts, with Congressional support, have all but cut off the power of the people effectively petition through the Courts.  Federal Courts seem to exist only for the benefit of large corporations and law firms.  This particular corruption must end, even though, harking back to one of the passages in the Hebrew Bible, it is an ancient problem.

The following, from Isaiah 59, seems to me to embody my own frustration, and the frustration of many I know, with the Judicial System and its most numerous “officers of the court” who are the lawyers (one of my Great Grandfathers was a Judge & Justice in Louisiana—according to family legend he had a plaque on the walls of his chambers which read, “Dead Lawyers Lie Still”.   ISAIAH 59:

4 No one calls for justice;
no one pleads a case with integrity.
They rely on empty arguments, they utter lies;
they conceive trouble and give birth to evil.
5 They hatch the eggs of vipers
and spin a spider’s web.
Whoever eats their eggs will die,
and when one is broken, an adder is hatched.
6 Their cobwebs are useless for clothing;
they cannot cover themselves with what they make.
Their deeds are evil deeds,
and acts of violence are in their hands.
7 Their feet rush into sin;
they are swift to shed innocent blood.
They pursue evil schemes;
acts of violence mark their ways.
8 The way of peace they do not know;
there is no justice in their paths.
They have turned them into crooked roads;
no one who walks along them will know peace.
So justice is far from us, and righteousness does not reach us.
We look for light, but all is darkness;
for brightness, but we walk in deep shadows.
10 Like the blind we grope along the wall,
feeling our way like people without eyes.
At midday we stumble as if it were twilight;
among the strong, we are like the dead.
11 We all growl like bears;
we moan mournfully like doves.
We look for justice, but find none;
for deliverance, but it is far away.
14 So justice is driven back,
and righteousness stands at a distance;
truth has stumbled in the streets,
honesty cannot enter.
15 Truth is nowhere to be found,
and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey.

(2) restoration of full Second Amendment rights, on the grounds that the power of the people to defend themselves against government is the necessary backup to the freedoms secured by the First Amendment (an all-powerful army and police force with the monopoly of legitimate violence is simply incompatible, in both the long and the short term, with meaningful individual or social freedom). We must reinvigorate the concept of the civilian militia, composed of every adult man and woman in society.

Switzerland and Israel both follow this model of public participation, which just shows that there are no guarantees of anything in life or politics: Switzerland by its rigid neutrality has avoided direct involvement in all the wars of the past century, while Israel has been in a state of nearly constant war since even before its creation 63 years ago in 1948.

In the United States, we have somehow combined both worlds: up until 1992, we had enjoyed a century of nearly complete domestic peace.  Discounting several dozen essentially disorganized and nearly random urban riots relating to the Labor movement in the 1890s and the Civil Rights and Vietnam War Protest movements in the late 1950s-early 1970s, there was no serious conflict or “state of hostility” on United States soil following the withdrawal of occupying forces from the South in 1877 and the dawn of the “Decade of Domestic Terrorism” which ran from 1992-2001, and led to the transformation of American government and the near obliteration of civil rights.

(3) freedom of contract from governmental interference of every kind;

To fully implement this phrase would eliminate such a large portion of the United States Code and the work of lawyers generally that overtaxed pulp-tree farms (and recycling plants) everywhere would heave a sigh of relief.   Just as an example, the IRS code and many Federal Courts frown on contracts for barter or exchange—meaning that the most basic instinct of exchange of goods, labor, or services of any kind for negotiated substantive value without assigning any formal cash value has been very nearly made a Federal crime.

(4) reduction in governmental subsidies with a goal towards ultimate elimination, of  corporate welfare, individual welfare, and all programs which foster dependency on the state rather than freedom and social-interdependence of people on each other as equals—again of absolutely every kind;

(5) reduction in governmental power over all aspects of human life, but including especially but not limited to all regulations which tend to affect individuals as members of families, and to alienate the individual from his family as a considered governmental “benefit” or “service” in support of “domestic relations” laws; and also including all regulations which tend to impose uniform philosophies or beliefs, or enforce normative standards of human philosophy, religion, or ideology of any kind.

Returning to the point about the First Amendment above, a free society (such as existed in the United States during the Colonial, Early Republican, and up through mid-19th century period at least) must foster the development of new and divergent lifestyles based on emergent new philosophies rather than trying to straightjacket society and culture into a “one-size” fits all narrow menu of politically correct and socially acceptable choices.

(6) abolition of government programs such as massive environmental regulation (including the construction and maintenance of dams and nuclear power plants) which necessarily increase the dependence of the people on the government and government controlled monopolies for their very survival;

(7) the abolition of all kinds of official immunity, including but not limited to judicial and prosecutorial immunity, for violation of civil rights, and especially for those violations and abuses of office which design or promote private or unofficial political and “social engineering” goals;

(8) any and every attempt by the state or federal government to regulate or control family organization in the name of “public welfare”;  here again, multiple apparently opposing interests may be reconciled creatively.   The interests of so-calle “social conservatives” will be served because the Federal government would no longer subsidize the state-sponsored breakup of families, pitting husbands and wives against each other in an eternal redistributive battle which ultimately enriches only lawyers and empowers only Judges and social workers.   Moreover, the power of Churches, Religious, Philosophical, and/or even Private Social or cultural groups to institute, promulgate rules, and regulate marriage and the education of the young will be restored.

However, persons of a socially liberal bent will find that the abolition of all civil and criminal restrictions on “gay marriage” and any other (victimless, voluntary) “alternative lifestyles” will lead to complete individual choice and private decision-making, limited only by individual imagination and the criminal laws against physical injury and slavery of any kind.

In a truly free society, if the Unitarian Universalist and other churches wish to solemnize gay marriage, they shall do so according to their own rules and regulations without leave or license from any state officer. But at the same time, the Conservative Presbyterians and Southern Baptist Convention will be free to ban and forbid membership to any individuals choosing what appears to these groups an “ungodly” lifestyle.  The marketplace of ideas, in short, will be open to all competing models, and the triumph or failure of any ideology will be utterly without beneficial or detrimental consequences in the law.

(9) a restoration of strict construction of the constitution and civil rights as respecting life, liberty, and property ownership;

(10) a complete restructuring of the banking and government finance systems, including but not limited to abolition of the Federal Reserve and the Federal income tax;

(11) a restoration to the people of the power (and the duty) to structure their own lives and social relations by contractual agreement without governmental interference, the major legitimate function of the courts being to enforce and judge the fairness of private contracts, including but not limited to marriage contracts and other agreements relating to domestic relations, such that the marriage license and state-sponsored divorce should be forever abolished and erased from the American social scene, restoring true freedom of association and freedom of religion to the people so that MEANINGFUL cultural and social diversity can flourish in the absence of regulation.   In this connection, all victimless crimes should be abolished, and the definition of “crimes against society” or humanity should be strictly limited to those behaviors which actually place real individuals in physical danger.  “Moral” or “Mental” injuries such as the consequences, for example, of merely “hateful” expression (without associated conduct such as assaultive behavior) must no longer be allowed to be a cause for criminal punishment (although tortious actions for “emotional distress” and other forms of non-physical victimization would be greatly expanded and liberalized, although subjected to the funnel and fulcrum of trial-by-fully-informed juries).

(12) corporate and professional, like governmental immunity, should be abolished or at least severely curtailed so that corporate, like governmental, officers, cannot hide behind legal shields while they wield immensely destructive financial swords, (

13) electronic voting should be carefully and independently monitored and subject to citizen audits, as should all governmental actions, but electronic voting should be supplemented by duplicative paper ballot receipt systems where the voter casts his vote electronically, but then casts and keeps a confirming paper copy of his vote, so that recounts will have double and triple built in security systems,

(14) all ancient prerogative writs, including quo warranto should be restored and forever guaranteed to the people,

(15) Federal judicial rules should be reformed in favor of freely amended pleadings and limiting the discretion of judges to dismiss complaints based on subjective criteria such as “plausibility”, while the right to decide all matters of credibility and fact-finding should be strictly reserved to juries, which should also have the power to decide whether laws are fairly applicable in each individual case.

I submit that I am a candidate for all the people.  As an individual, I was born a “WASP” from the Upper Middle Class of White America, and for much of my life I thought of myself as a “Goldwater-Reagan” Republican, albeit with deep admiration for Conservative Democrats such as populated the South through at least the 1970s.   But as an Anthropologist and Historian, I should hope I have a deeper than average appreciation for the mechanics and implications and demands of REAL socio-cultural and political diversity.

And because of my unusual individual life-history, I should find a “common table” with traditional elements of the California “Blue State” Democratic coalition including California’s Hispanics (I am fluent in Spanish and support official bilingualism in Government and the Court System on what you might call “the Canadian Model”), as California’s African Americans (I have suffered more than my share of unjust judicial and financial oppression and I recognize that they have been uniquely victimized as a group), along with California’s labor unions, for whom I would always defend the rights of freedom to organize, freedom to associate, and freedom to negotiate and contract without governmental interference.

Finally, I think that my social-“diffusion of power” program regarding lifestyle choices and values should appeal not only to every ethnic group belonging to the California “plurality of diversity” but also to every Californian who shares in this state’s tradition of eccentricity and the embrace of real normative divergence. The socialist tyranny which has characterized California politics and social policy during most of my lifetime stands in marked contrast to the real diversity of the California population—at least by origins.   All who enjoy support California’s diverse makeup must admit that such diversity cannot meaningfully coexist with homogenization through coercive unitary educational, financial, and legal systems.   “Good fences make good neighbors” and the freedom the build good fences and maintain actual distinctions is one of the freedoms to whose protection I am most deeply committed.

Above all I think I will appeal to California’s homeowners and property owners of every ethnic and class background: like no one else in this or any other race, I will fight first and foremost to restore the integrity and reality of private property against all Federal Tax-based schemes and programs of securitization and transfers of real ownership as a result of corrupt banking and lending laws.   A

s an anthropologist and archaeologist, I think I have a better appreciation for the cultural history and diversity of all groups in California than anyone else, and understand the importance of maintaining identity and actual diversity by avoiding forced assimilation of any and every kind: “Vive la difference.”

As strongly indicated above, I also support absolute freedom of expression and religion, and would work to remove all Federal Support for or mandates involving state licensed or controlled marriage or relating marriage or support to the social security system, which has turned the State Family Courts into surrogate Federal Tax Collection facilities for the purpose of welfare and wealth redistribution.

As a United States Senator I would demand proof of the legitimacy and honest integrity of all our programs, institutions, and officers, including but not limited to the monetary system (the value of the dollar, the threat of renewed inflation), the Federal Reserve Banking System as a whole, every branch of the Federal Government, and yes, even of the Presidency and of the current occupant of the White House.

I would specifically fight in the U.S. Senate for amendments to the Civil Rights Statutes of Titles 18, 28, and 42 which would amendments would ensure the color blind application of the civil rights laws.   “Equal opportunity under the law” must flourish and promote itself as among the greatest of American Values, not so much as a divisive but unifying slogan and ideal in our courts—available to the members of the DAR and recent immigrants alike.

I would also fight for the repeal of the recent National Defense Authorization Act, the Patriot Act, and the Real ID act, FISA, and the secure restoration of meaningful Habeas Corpus, and the removal of every sort of unnecessary governmental program intruding upon or regulating any aspect of business or private life.

My approach to developing a policy for California’s ecological and environmental would be simple: nature is best, all modifications of nature which pervert demographics from their natural tendencies are bad.  In particular, no more dams should ever be built with Federal Funds and those dams which exist now should be subjected to retrospective environmental assessment to see which can be removed to restore rivers and lakes to their natural configurations.  I think that the restoration of natural hydrology will ultimately lessen the need for governmental regulation and intervention in economic and social life, as well as solve many of the most pressing environmental threats to all life on earth.   I will support every sort of incentive to develop non-fossil fuel energy bases EXCEPT hydroelectric based on damming our rivers.  Deserts should probably remain dry rather than the site for suburban sprawl.  Restoration of natural water flows will decrease the tendency for the United States Federal Government and State Governments to become modern day examples of “Oriental Despotism.”  Energy independence for the individual household and family or local communities through wind and solar power is the ideal to be preferred.

Please consider supporting me in my attempt to shake up the California Democratic Party and Washington establishments!  In sum, and conclusion, I would just offer as a Haiku-like motto

“Jeffersonian Democracy” defines everything we call freedom.

Statement originally published on May 20, 2011 @ 1:54, & May 21, 2011 @ 2:08 AM

Senate Bill 1867 has passed, 93-7, so the Constitution has been betrayed and undermined by its most solemnly sworn trustees: the only seven U.S. Senators who even deserve a chance of reelection, EVER, are: Tom Coburn (R-OK); Tom Harkin (D-IA); Mike Lee (R-UT); Merkley (D-OR); Rand Paul (R-KY); Bernard Sanders (I-VT); Ron Wyden (D-OR); 3 Republicans, 3 Democrats, 1 Independent; and Kudos to Oregon for having the only PAIR of Senators who voted for Freedom and against the Military-Industrial Complex

U.S. Senate: Legislation & Records Home > Votes > Roll Call Vote

The extremely, tragically, humiliatingly short short role of honor of those who voted against Senate Bill 1867 includes: Tom Coburn (R-OK); Tom Harkin (D-IA); Mike Lee (R-UT); Jeff Merkley (D-OR); Rand Paul (R-KY); Bernard Sanders (I-VT); Ron Wyden (D-OR); 3 Democrats, 3 Republicans, 1 Independent; and three cheers for Oregon: you are the only state with TWO Senators who stood up against the monstrosity of indefinite detention of any accused person, regardless of citizenship or national origins, in violation of the Constitution.

Senate Bill 1867 represents nothing but Stalinist Communist Dictatorship at its worst.  This is Oriental Despotism installed and housed in America under the Flag of Our Fathers.  Did we fight the Kaiser, Hitler, and the Cold War only to institute such things as this at home?  Did we take in thousands of refugees from Vietnam after 1974-75 because we offered them a worse life than they would have had along the Mekong Delta?  I think not.  I defy and deny the right of any Senator who voted for this bill to call himself an American, much less a Patriot.

All 93 Senators who voted for S.B. 1867 should be removed from office (by special recall election if necessary: Barbara Boxer, for instance) and sent to Singapore to be prosecuted and punished as major Drug using narcotics-offenders for whatever kind of crack they’re smoking that makes them think this is all right, because it is not.   Dianne Feinstein tried to make a few meaningless amendments at the last minute (which passed) but she deserves condemnation not praise for trying to “fake” a little amelioration in this bill where there was none.  What happened that even Mark Udall of Colorado voted for the bill after his amendments failed?  To HELL with Florida’s Marco Rubio, Louisiana’s David Vitter, Texas’ John Cornyn, and every other cowardly craven Senator who voted in favor of this bill, including every other Senator who ever pretended to be in favor of freedom or the Constitution.   These are the times that try men’s souls, and the trial of 93 Senators for Treason is way overdue to begin right now.  If I am elected to the United States Senate from California I swear on the graves of my grandparents, my father’s soul and my mother’s heart that I will fight to erase the past twenty years of freedom-suppressing legislation from the United States Statutes at Large and U.S. Code until no trace of them is left, either in those statutes or in the Code of Federal Regulations nor in any guidelines to law-enforcement officials having any force or effect on the construction or interpretation of the law.  To HELL with Lindsey Graham, Joe Lieberman, John McCain and Carl Levin and all the lot of other fakes and phonies.  To HELL with both of California’s Com-Symp Senators who would turn America into one vast prison camp in the name of “Security.”

As Jon Stewart wryly commented on the December 7, 2011, Daily Show, even on a politically sacred cow–a “must pass” bill like the National Defense Reauthorization Bill, you would have expected at least nine or maybe “a baker’s dozen” of senators to have opposed this bill, but there were only 7 (in a vote that took place less than one week before Pearl Harbor Day).  See  (Looking as always on the bright side of life, Stewart also predicts that Obama will veto the bill because it does not give him absolutely unlimited power and requires him to allow annual reviews of all persons indefinitely detained without trial or, in the alternative, execute a waiver:—one-way-train-to-gitmo. In other words, Obama, the rank hypocrite whose Presidential Campaign Promises meant Less than Nothing, will not sign this bill because it places minor restraint on his power.)

If you would like to help the fight for “corny old values” like Truth, Justice, and the American Way, for Family, Home, and Freedom, and to add one Senator for the Bill of Rights and against Indefinite Detention, against the PATRIOT ACT, and against the use of United States Troops in this Country against its own citizens, please support Charles Edward Lincoln, III, for U.S. Senator from California.  We are fighting one of the most entrenched establishment seats in Congress—Dianne Feinstein who tried to make cosmetic changes—and we ask you to send your check or money order to Lincoln-for-Senate 2012 to Charles Edward Lincoln, III, 952 Gayley Avenue, #143, Los Angeles, California 90024.  Call 310-773-6023 for more information.

U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 112th Congress – 1st Session as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate

Question: On Passage of the Bill (S. 1867 As Amended )
Vote Number: 218 Vote Date: December 1, 2011, 08:02 PM
Required For Majority: 1/2 Vote Result: Bill Passed
Measure Number: S. 1867 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 )
Measure Title: An original bill to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2012 for military activities of the Department of Defense, for military construction, and for defense activities of the Department of Energy, to prescribe military personnel strengths for such fiscal year, and for other purposes.
Vote Counts: YEAs 93
NAYs 7
Vote Summary By Senator Name By Vote Position By Home State

Alphabetical by Senator Name

Akaka (D-HI), Yea
Alexander (R-TN), Yea
Ayotte (R-NH), Yea
Barrasso (R-WY), Yea
Baucus (D-MT), Yea
Begich (D-AK), Yea
Bennet (D-CO), Yea
Bingaman (D-NM), Yea
Blumenthal (D-CT), Yea
Blunt (R-MO), Yea
Boozman (R-AR), Yea
Boxer (D-CA), Yea
Brown (D-OH), Yea
Brown (R-MA), Yea
Burr (R-NC), Yea
Cantwell (D-WA), Yea
Cardin (D-MD), Yea
Carper (D-DE), Yea
Casey (D-PA), Yea
Chambliss (R-GA), Yea
Coats (R-IN), Yea
Coburn (R-OK), Nay
Cochran (R-MS), Yea
Collins (R-ME), Yea
Conrad (D-ND), Yea
Coons (D-DE), Yea
Corker (R-TN), Yea
Cornyn (R-TX), Yea
Crapo (R-ID), Yea
DeMint (R-SC), Yea
Durbin (D-IL), Yea
Enzi (R-WY), Yea
Feinstein (D-CA), Yea
Franken (D-MN), Yea
Gillibrand (D-NY), Yea
Graham (R-SC), Yea
Grassley (R-IA), Yea
Hagan (D-NC), Yea
Harkin (D-IA), Nay
Hatch (R-UT), Yea
Heller (R-NV), Yea
Hoeven (R-ND), Yea
Hutchison (R-TX), Yea
Inhofe (R-OK), Yea
Inouye (D-HI), Yea
Isakson (R-GA), Yea
Johanns (R-NE), Yea
Johnson (D-SD), Yea
Johnson (R-WI), Yea
Kerry (D-MA), Yea
Kirk (R-IL), Yea
Klobuchar (D-MN), Yea
Kohl (D-WI), Yea
Kyl (R-AZ), Yea
Landrieu (D-LA), Yea
Lautenberg (D-NJ), Yea
Leahy (D-VT), Yea
Lee (R-UT), Nay
Levin (D-MI), Yea
Lieberman (ID-CT), Yea
Lugar (R-IN), Yea
Manchin (D-WV), Yea
McCain (R-AZ), Yea
McCaskill (D-MO), Yea
McConnell (R-KY), Yea
Menendez (D-NJ), Yea
Merkley (D-OR), Nay
Mikulski (D-MD), Yea
Moran (R-KS), Yea
Murkowski (R-AK), Yea
Murray (D-WA), Yea
Nelson (D-FL), Yea
Nelson (D-NE), Yea
Paul (R-KY), Nay
Portman (R-OH), Yea
Pryor (D-AR), Yea
Reed (D-RI), Yea
Reid (D-NV), Yea
Risch (R-ID), Yea
Roberts (R-KS), Yea
Rockefeller (D-WV), Yea
Rubio (R-FL), Yea
Sanders (I-VT), Nay
Schumer (D-NY), Yea
Sessions (R-AL), Yea
Shaheen (D-NH), Yea
Shelby (R-AL), Yea
Snowe (R-ME), Yea
Stabenow (D-MI), Yea
Tester (D-MT), Yea
Thune (R-SD), Yea
Toomey (R-PA), Yea
Udall (D-CO), Yea
Udall (D-NM), Yea
Vitter (R-LA), Yea
Warner (D-VA), Yea
Webb (D-VA), Yea
Whitehouse (D-RI), Yea
Wicker (R-MS), Yea
Wyden (D-OR), Nay
Vote Summary By Senator Name By Vote Position By Home State

Grouped By Vote Position

YEAs —93
Akaka (D-HI)
Alexander (R-TN)
Ayotte (R-NH)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Baucus (D-MT)
Begich (D-AK)
Bennet (D-CO)
Bingaman (D-NM)
Blumenthal (D-CT)
Blunt (R-MO)
Boozman (R-AR)
Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH)
Brown (R-MA)
Burr (R-NC)
Cantwell (D-WA)
Cardin (D-MD)
Carper (D-DE)
Casey (D-PA)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coats (R-IN)
Cochran (R-MS)
Collins (R-ME)
Conrad (D-ND)
Coons (D-DE)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
Durbin (D-IL)
Enzi (R-WY)
Feinstein (D-CA)
Franken (D-MN)
Gillibrand (D-NY)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Hagan (D-NC)
Hatch (R-UT)
Heller (R-NV)
Hoeven (R-ND)
Hutchison (R-TX)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Inouye (D-HI)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johanns (R-NE)
Johnson (D-SD)
Johnson (R-WI)
Kerry (D-MA)
Kirk (R-IL)
Klobuchar (D-MN)
Kohl (D-WI)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Leahy (D-VT)
Levin (D-MI)
Lieberman (ID-CT)
Lugar (R-IN)
Manchin (D-WV)
McCain (R-AZ)
McCaskill (D-MO)
McConnell (R-KY)
Menendez (D-NJ)
Mikulski (D-MD)
Moran (R-KS)
Murkowski (R-AK)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Nelson (D-NE)
Portman (R-OH)
Pryor (D-AR)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Rubio (R-FL)
Schumer (D-NY)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shaheen (D-NH)
Shelby (R-AL)
Snowe (R-ME)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Tester (D-MT)
Thune (R-SD)
Toomey (R-PA)
Udall (D-CO)
Udall (D-NM)
Vitter (R-LA)
Warner (D-VA)
Webb (D-VA)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wicker (R-MS)
NAYs —7
Coburn (R-OK)
Harkin (D-IA)
Lee (R-UT)
Merkley (D-OR)
Paul (R-KY)
Sanders (I-VT)
Wyden (D-OR)
Vote Summary By Senator Name By Vote Position By Home State

Grouped by Home State

Alabama: Sessions (R-AL), Yea Shelby (R-AL), Yea
Alaska: Begich (D-AK), Yea Murkowski (R-AK), Yea
Arizona: Kyl (R-AZ), Yea McCain (R-AZ), Yea
Arkansas: Boozman (R-AR), Yea Pryor (D-AR), Yea
California: Boxer (D-CA), Yea Feinstein (D-CA), Yea
Colorado: Bennet (D-CO), Yea Udall (D-CO), Yea
Connecticut: Blumenthal (D-CT), Yea Lieberman (ID-CT), Yea
Delaware: Carper (D-DE), Yea Coons (D-DE), Yea
Florida: Nelson (D-FL), Yea Rubio (R-FL), Yea
Georgia: Chambliss (R-GA), Yea Isakson (R-GA), Yea
Hawaii: Akaka (D-HI), Yea Inouye (D-HI), Yea
Idaho: Crapo (R-ID), Yea Risch (R-ID), Yea
Illinois: Durbin (D-IL), Yea Kirk (R-IL), Yea
Indiana: Coats (R-IN), Yea Lugar (R-IN), Yea
Iowa: Grassley (R-IA), Yea Harkin (D-IA), Nay
Kansas: Moran (R-KS), Yea Roberts (R-KS), Yea
Kentucky: McConnell (R-KY), Yea Paul (R-KY), Nay
Louisiana: Landrieu (D-LA), Yea Vitter (R-LA), Yea
Maine: Collins (R-ME), Yea Snowe (R-ME), Yea
Maryland: Cardin (D-MD), Yea Mikulski (D-MD), Yea
Massachusetts: Brown (R-MA), Yea Kerry (D-MA), Yea
Michigan: Levin (D-MI), Yea Stabenow (D-MI), Yea
Minnesota: Franken (D-MN), Yea Klobuchar (D-MN), Yea
Mississippi: Cochran (R-MS), Yea Wicker (R-MS), Yea
Missouri: Blunt (R-MO), Yea McCaskill (D-MO), Yea
Montana: Baucus (D-MT), Yea Tester (D-MT), Yea
Nebraska: Johanns (R-NE), Yea Nelson (D-NE), Yea
Nevada: Heller (R-NV), Yea Reid (D-NV), Yea
New Hampshire: Ayotte (R-NH), Yea Shaheen (D-NH), Yea
New Jersey: Lautenberg (D-NJ), Yea Menendez (D-NJ), Yea
New Mexico: Bingaman (D-NM), Yea Udall (D-NM), Yea
New York: Gillibrand (D-NY), Yea Schumer (D-NY), Yea
North Carolina: Burr (R-NC), Yea Hagan (D-NC), Yea
North Dakota: Conrad (D-ND), Yea Hoeven (R-ND), Yea
Ohio: Brown (D-OH), Yea Portman (R-OH), Yea
Oklahoma: Coburn (R-OK), Nay Inhofe (R-OK), Yea
Oregon: Merkley (D-OR), Nay Wyden (D-OR), Nay
Pennsylvania: Casey (D-PA), Yea Toomey (R-PA), Yea
Rhode Island: Reed (D-RI), Yea Whitehouse (D-RI), Yea
South Carolina: DeMint (R-SC), Yea Graham (R-SC), Yea
South Dakota: Johnson (D-SD), Yea Thune (R-SD), Yea
Tennessee: Alexander (R-TN), Yea Corker (R-TN), Yea
Texas: Cornyn (R-TX), Yea Hutchison (R-TX), Yea
Utah: Hatch (R-UT), Yea Lee (R-UT), Nay
Vermont: Leahy (D-VT), Yea Sanders (I-VT), Nay
Virginia: Warner (D-VA), Yea Webb (D-VA), Yea
Washington: Cantwell (D-WA), Yea Murray (D-WA), Yea
West Virginia: Manchin (D-WV), Yea Rockefeller (D-WV), Yea
Wisconsin: Johnson (R-WI), Yea Kohl (D-WI), Yea
Wyoming: Barrasso (R-WY), Yea Enzi (R-WY), Yea

Since the Government of the United States Fears Freedom and the Constitution to the point of erasing our Freedom and the Constitution to Oppose Terrorism, and since the United States Government apparently believes it has a monopoly on truth and wisdom which must be protected and propped up by manifest injustice to the end that they (the Government) can protect us and keep us secure, then to all the People of California and the Nation, for Family, Home and Freedom: I wish to make it very clear that I am a Terrorist!

In 1964, Senator Barry Goldwater accepted the Republican nomination for President by declaring, “I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue!”  It may or may not be a related concept, that the end of Stanley Kubrick’s 1960 movie Spartacus (which was filmed the year I was born and released the same week in October that I was baptized, just before my parents set sail on the Queen Mary for England), the Romans offer the slaves who survived the war amnesty if they will hand over “the one known as Spartacus” and they all stand up and claim, one after the other, in a rising chorus, to be Spartacus.   If the government is terrified of freedom and the Constitution to the point that it seeks to outlaw our heritage of truth, justice, and the American Way for their own “security”, then I submit that every red blooded American has no choice but to stand up for Patriotic Terrorism, and I here to do that right now.  The movie  V-for-Vendetta celebrated a virtuous and patriotic terrorist, and I think there is much to be said in support V’s paradigm.

Now let me Amend and Supplement Barry’s statement (as well as the message of V-for-Vendetta the statement of the slaves at the end of Spartacus) by reminding you all of this: All my life I’ve heard that when guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns. A corollary of that is when Freedom is outlawed, only Outlaws will be free. So in the Spirit of ’76, I am announcing to the world that “If the Security of this Country against Terrorists Requires the Suspension of the Constitution, then I am on the side of Terrorists.” “Terrorists in support of Liberty are Virtuous Patriots, Moderates who Vote for Detention without Trial know neither Justice nor Virtue.” IF VOCALLY OPPOSING MY GOVERNMENT’S DESCENT INTO TOTALITARIAN DICTATORSHIP MEANS THAT I MIGHT BE CALLED A TERRORIST, THEN BY GOD, YOU MAY CALL ME A TERRORIST. IF HONORING and PERPETUATING THE CONSTITUTION WHICH I WAS BROUGHT UP TO REVERE SECOND ONLY TO THE BIBLE MAKES ME A TERRORIST, THEN BY GOD I SWEAR TO YOU THAT I AM A TERRORIST. So Come and get me! I stand by the American Traditions of Truth and Justice, Freedom and Honor above all else.  The safety and security of a slave is not something I want or could ever tolerate, and I hope there are at least a few million Americans left out there who agree with me, especially here in California, so that we can save our beloved Country from degeneracy and disgrace.

If you would like to help the fight for “corny old values” like Truth, Justice, and the American Way, for Family, Home, and Freedom, and to add one Senator for the Bill of Rights and against Indefinite Detention, against the PATRIOT ACT, and against the use of United States Troops in this Country against its own citizens, please support Charles Edward Lincoln, III, for U.S. Senator from California.  We are fighting one of the most entrenched establishment seats in Congress—Dianne Feinstein who tried to make cosmetic changes in S.B. 1867 to hide and disguise its truly oppressive nature (and to claim she had “done the best she could”, perhaps?)—and we ask you to send your check or money order to Lincoln-for-Senate 2012 to Charles Edward Lincoln, III, 952 Gayley Avenue, #143, Los Angeles, California 90024.  Call 310-773-6023 for more information.

What could one Senator do? If only one Senator wanted to try? What can any one person do? Maybe almost as much as one cartoonist?

Let’s start off by saying that I know perfectly well that one person by himself could never change history, but if no one person ever tried, then history would never change, evolution would end, and the world would come to a standstill.  So long as we let the people who appear richer, smarter, more handsome, more beautiful, or with better (or more expensive) resumés or better (or more expensive) wardrobes decide for us, we will always be little more than slaves.  

Let those of whom the tyrants have oppressed stand up and say “we are as good as you. We have a much greater right to make policy for ourselves than you do, and to judge what is right and wrong.”  Let us challenge and displace the petty controlling hobgoblins who dominate local and special interest majorities or apparent majorities (or supposedly “dominant, normative” positions, even on the internet).

If I were elected to the Senate, I would stand alone on a lot of the issues I would care most about, at least at first.  But the Senate is a great platform from which to preach. The United States Senate, like the Roman Senate of Classic Antiquity, was once described as the greatest forum of debate in the entire world.  

Rational speech could win over many converts on specific points, especially as there are many, many, 50-50 splits on issues in the Senate as is—and much party-line crossing and criss-crossing.  One Senator speaking new and fresh ideas could have an amazing impact, especially if he represented the most populous state in the nation, which would be the seventh most powerful economy in the world if it were its own country.

I would advocate the abolition of a great number of government agencies, especially the finance-regulation and money-changing agencies, commissions and sub-departments.  Environmentalists might find my hatred of government regulation offensive, until they realized that most of the great polluting industries and activities are made possible by government regulation.  The destruction of the countryside by suburban and ex-urban sprawl was made possible by the government sponsored explosion of “soft-money” credit, along with government promoted damn (excuse me, “dam”) construction and water diversion which creates precarious cities in the desert and semi-arid regions, which nature had not endowed with abundant natural water resources.  Get rid of government subsidies and false economy and nature will recover against the ruined cities in many areas of the United States.  These ruins can either be plowed under or left to the vicissitudes of nature like the ruins of vast cities in the Central American and Southeast Asian jungles.  Compaction or dispersal of the population due to economic realignment will lead to less flagrant consumption of fossil fuels.  

One Senator would be able to cast many votes which will align a sound, natural resource based monetary policy with sound environmental adjustment. Regulation of the kind we have now is just an attempt to put a few inefficient environmentally oriented brakes on a much more inefficient economic juggernaut leading, ultimately, to the nightmare of a Frankenstein-like monster environment fueled by the Frankenstein-monster economy.  

Similarly, social welfare advocates will at first be aghast at my contention that most of Federal Title 42, Public Health & Welfare, should be repealed—all except the civil rights provisions, which should be made race neutral and possibly transferred to Title 28.

How to transform welfare from a negative millstone around the neck of people everywhere is simple: government should support the diffusion of technologies of self-sufficiency rather than money.  This is the old “buy a family a fish they eat for a day—or if it’s a really big yellowfin tuna, maybe several days—but if you teach a family to fish, then (if they’re located in a good spot for it at least) they’ll eat forever.”  Now, since teaching families to fish is a “welfare solution” that won’t really work for the Apache, Navajo, and Zuni of Arizona-New Mexico, nor any of their Anglo or Hispanic neighbors, we should focus on what WILL work for them: teaching them how to install, and providing at low cost, home or neighborhood solar and wind generated energy technology.

The history of welfare, as I repeatedly comment, goes back to “Oriental Despotism” as the origin of communist totalitarianism in the meta-historical thesis of Karl A. Wittfogel and other Anthropological and Historical “Cultural Materialists.”  The basic evolutionary theory of Oriental Despotism runs something like this: “Evolution,” at least in the short term, always favors quantity over quality.  Concentration of power permits ecological intrusion and innovation into marginal areas (as defined by availability of water and good soil) at great effort and cost, meaning that only a powerful centralized government can achieve and maintain these innovative ecological intrusions.  However, from the standpoint of both the individual and the longue duree of human evolution, such innovations are ultimately maladaptive in the sense that the quality of life of the more numerous humans is radically reduced by the requirements of forced labor and coerced cooperation that ultimately lead to ecological collapse due to ecological degradation.  It is better to cut off the tyrannical power of despots before they expand their empires in area and population before the collapse.

Wisdom dictates that sound, practical principles of economic and natural conservation go hand-in-hand.  Humans have the power and ingenuity to destroy the world, but rational minds will put brakes on the process, at the same time respectfully regarding human liberty and individual autonomy.  

All policies which concentrate wealth, power, and decision-making in the hands of a few are unnatural, anti-evolutionary, and essentially sacrilegious, because evolution proceeds best in the presence of real diversity of ideas and options, where each option is tailored not to the world as a whole, but to each local set of circumstances and situations.  The law should exist to protect the people from, among other things, the tyranny of local majorities, and the tyranny of special interest groups over specialized industries and industrial, population settings.   

I knew an Eagle Scout leader once, one of the proudest acquaintances I can claim to have had in my life.  That man died on March 22, 2001 at the age of 90: his name William Hanna, a man who shaped the childhood imagination of my own and several other generations including my father’s and my son’s.   What is less remembered about Hanna is that he was an evolutionist and ecologist par excellence. Though remembered by the population at large for his moving picture cartoon creations, which covered the Stone Age through the Future and ecology, from bears to backstreet alleys and American Teenagers (e.g. the Flintstones, Jetsons, Tom & Jerry, Yogi Bear, Scooby Doo), Bill Hanna’s original training was in engineering, not art or entertainment.   Throughout his life he retained an incredibly practical mind as well as an amazing work ethic, trying out new flight simulating video games with my 7-8 year old son, Charlie, just a few months before Bill Hanna passed away.  

His common sense wisdom was something I treasured, and I would try to carry that wisdom to the Senate with me.  He commented about foreign policy that any intervention without truly rational self-interest was naked imperialism (Hanna was no fan of Desert Storm I in the early ’90s, which was quintessentially irrational intervention).  About ecological boondoggles he compared dams and mass-transit by air: these processes demand the maximum concentrations of effort and energy to achieve the easiest and most immediate gratification of needs with no thought to the overall impact that such concentrations of human and natural resources has on the population at large.  Hanna’s father was a railroad engineer who oversaw the installation of waterworks all over the United States, including New Mexico where Bill was born, and I think this must have shaped his thinking about many aspects of society, and his practical wisdom was always made apparent in his humor.

Without William Hanna, the American imagination, and probably my own, would have been very different.  So he is, without much doubt, a shining example of how much difference one person can make.  I certainly do not claim to be any kind of political equivalent to William Hanna, but I can claim to have a similar sense of practical justice as well as a similar sense of humor.   It is difficult to imagine the childhood culture of the United States without William Hanna’s creations.  I would like to take a seat in the Senate where I could advocate practical innovations at least as imaginative and as well-tailored to restructuring the techno-environmental and socio-economic reality of this nation.  

My son was always a special fan of “Scooby Doo” and in fact he has a “Scooby-Phone” at home to this day.  Scooby-Doo was about a great many things, but among them was debunking superstitions and silly fears based on those superstitions.  I don’t know exactly where I stand on ghosts and zombies but I know where I stand on the relationship between human society and nature—sound economics on the one side leads to sound ecological relations on the other side.  I know that the current monetary system is based on currency worth no more than ghostlike notes and zombie-like credit systems which defy the laws of nature and therefore threaten the natural life of man and all his fellow creatures.

People talk about regulation as the solution, but it is not: regulation is the cause.  If it were not for the regulations permitting the Federal Reserve Banking System, none of the wild economic rides of the 20th century, including the two World Wars, the Cold War, “Star Wars,”  and the War on Terrorism, would have been possible.  If the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) did not exist to “pre judge” and thereby prejudice the marketplace in favor of approved, registered securities, such as the original Mortgage Backed Securities drafting and editing whose registration statements I toiled for all too long at Cadwalader, Wickersham, & Taft (“CWT”) in 1993-4, practical businessmen never would have envisioned or created such “derivatives” as soon flooded the market and crashed the economy.  “Greater regulation” would simply have led to “greater boondoggles.”  

The art, the thought, the work CWT lawyers and paralegals put into SEC registration statements (justifications for buying and selling securities by the negative psychology of ridiculous disclaimers) for these early mortgage-backed securities was intense.  But at CWT, there was a young and very very junior (and extremely unpopular) associate who raised questions like, “doesn’t this process break the chain of title necessary for holder-in-due course” status.  That same associate (a former head of the Environmental Law Society at the University of Chicago Law School) questioned whether the environmental impact statements on individual houses or land plots were really as significant as the environmental impact of the suburbs themselves, and asked what were the economic consequences of first globbing all the mortgages together and then redividing them.   And finally, above all, this certain young and very junior and very unpopular associate at CWT questioned whether it were not a monumental breach of fiduciary duty inherent for a law firm to create, out of a planned breach in common law chains of title, such a massively imbalanced set of transactions which could as easily backfire on our clients as enrich them.  Well, as you can imagine, that associate (I shan’t mention any names here) was accused of stupidity, not understanding the economic brilliance of the New World Order, of being a dark impediment to progress, of flirting with office girls too much… and he was finally marginalized after many warnings and ultimately terminated.

That same associate as a United States Senator from California would be regarded by “the good old boys & girls” of the Senatorial club very suspiciously.  They might not even let poor Rudolph join in any Reindeer games….  But who knew that the securitized mortgage bubble would burst and threaten to take the world economy with it, along with the remaining strands of individual freedom, family, private property, and the State?  Who knows what will happen some foggy winter’s night?  

As I have mentioned, if I run for Senate, I will be facing the vast personal wealth of Dianne Feinstein, along with the big money interests, especially the banking and financial industries, who back every serious senatorial campaign, winning or losing.  

No banks or investment houses are going to support any candidate who wants to abolish the Federal Reserve, and all its collateral back-up organizations such as the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Social Security Administration—especially a convicted social security number mis-stater.*  

No major law firms (but I’m hoping more than a few marginalized lawyers) will support a disbarred attorney who advocates disbarring the entire profession of law, by which I mean freeing the profession from the bonds of State Supreme Court licensure and career control.

No more specialized law firms practicing family law would ever support a senatorial candidate who would free parents from the strictures of Title 42 USC §666 which (in plain violation of the Fifth, Ninth, Tenth, and Fourteenth Amendments) requires the States to set standards for the enforcement of child support** or any of the other draconian Federal Social Welfare Laws which in essence makes state family and property law subordinate to Federal law.

So once again, I send out my invitation to the people who are not making millions out of the financial meltdown, who fear for the future of this Country—consider supporting a real renegade, not just a maverick but a genuine black sheep willing to don a Red Wolf’s Cloak and fight to save his fellows from the real wolves, all of whom are wearing pin-striped suits and difficult to distinguish from the pigs.

*One goofy but sensationally vulgar Maoist conformity website pretending to be a forum for popular scatalogical viewpoints keeps publishing a social security number and claiming that I misstated three digits of my social security number rather than two (wow, wouldn’t that have just made the crime SOOO much more serious)—but that website, ironically and inexplicably, keeps stating my social security number incorrectly (THANK GOD!).   Marking any person with a number as his primary identity is positively inhuman sacrilegious in my opinion.  No one understood this better than George Orwell when he created the character 6079 Smith W, except perhaps the authors of “V-for-Vendetta” about the life and heroic resurrection of the prisoner from Cell Number V (Roman 5) at Larkhill, mystically located by Stonehenge on the Salisbury Plain.



§ 666 Requirement of statutorily prescribed procedures to improve effectiveness