No trial or hearing required.
Who comes up with these things? Oh that’s right, people like Jerome Larkin, head of the Illinois ARDC, Sharon Opryszek, Melissa Smart and Stephen Splitt who violation human and civil rights for their pecuinary gain and/or personal pleasure.
A sign of the times:
Here in Illinois a senior citizen can be involuntarily removed from her home to a remote location out of the County as the miscreant makes application in Cook County for the appointment of a guardian for that senior citizen. Then without a hearing and without the statutory notice the miscreant with the aid of, not one, but two guardian ad litem that senior can be isolated from her prior life, her two surviving siblings, her daughter, her friends, her neighborhood, her church and her prior life. In addition that senior can be robbed of the contents of her safety deposit box, bank accounts, life savings and humanity. Indeed, in the Mary Sykes case 09 P 4585 that is exactly what happened – all with sans jurisdiction Court orders.
With various variations the Sykes scenario has been and is being repeated Nationwide as an ongoing War against the Elderly and the Disabled. No indignity is too great for these corrupt jurists, judicial officials, and public officials to impose on their victims and their families. America was shocked when the 3rd Reich harvested the gold filings from the teeth of its victims; but, when a Cook County, Illinois guardianship proceeding encouraged the prospecting of gold in the mouth of Alice Gore and the gold contents of 29 teeth were recovered (and not inventoried) not one peep of outrage has been raised. The Judicial authorities and the Illinois Supreme Court protests were dead silence. Public authorities were disinterested as was AARP, the ACLU, and the faith based advocates for Civil Rights.
The defenders of these outrages and assaults on liberty are still being grossly overpaid by the public and even the taxing authorities are giving them a pass on the Federal and States Income taxes that are due and payable. I therefore was a bit amused by the outrage that is generated by the Patriot Act renewals and the sometimes over the top attempts by advocates to ignore a lack of enforcement of existing laws but enacting new and more outrageous laws, to wit:
Bill allows government to revoke Americans’ passports without charges or trial
New tool in the war on terror will give unilateral power to restrict travel to the Secretary of State.
( Photo: USPS)
A bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives would allow the government to restrict Americans’ travel through the revocation of passports based upon mere suspicions of unscrupulous activity. This bill represents another dangerous step forward in the war on terror and the disintegration of American due process.
H.R. 237, the “FTO (Foreign Terrorist Organization) Passport Revocation Act of 2015,” will allow the U.S. Secretary of State the unchecked authority to prohibit individuals from traveling internationally. According to the bill, the Secretary may unilaterally revoke (or refuse to issue) a passport from “any individual whom the Secretary has determined has aided, assisted, abetted, or otherwise helped an organization the Secretary has designated as a foreign terrorist organization pursuant to section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1189).”
The bill did not bother to define what the terms “aided, assisted, abetted, or otherwise helped” actually mean, in legal terms. The power has been left open-ended so that it can mean whatever the secretary wants it to mean. Needless to say, a bill like this would be easily abused.
The travel restriction requires no presumption of innocence for the targeted individual; no explanation; no public presentation of evidence; no opportunity for a defense; no checks and balances on the power. The bill does not outline any appeals process for the targeted individual. The only stipulation is that the Secretary of State must issue a report to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs — “classified or unclassified.” The bill does not state that either committee can reverse the secretary’s decisions.
H.R. 237 passed the House on July 21, 2015, on a voice vote (meaning no accountability for its Congressional supporters). It is being sold as a necessary measure to stop “turned Americans,” as the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX), calls them.
“The House has now acted to locate and contain these traitors,” Rep. Poe said in a press release. “These Benedict Arnold traitors who have turned against America and joined the ranks of foreign radical terrorist armies should lose all rights afforded to our citizens.”
Poe’s statement about “losing all rights” is rather startling, considering that about half of the Bill of Rights is explicitly written to protect people suspected of crimes from being abused by overzealous government! The dangers of a government wantonly revoking the rights of citizens just because the a bureaucrat puts them on a list would be severe indeed; fitting of a police state. Recall that these individuals can be targeted without even facing official charges of wrongdoing.
The FTO Passport Revocation Act must pass the U.S. Senate before it reaches the president. Readers are advised to contact their senators to oppose this overreaching executive power.
I would be impressed if the State guardianship laws and the Federal and State Tax Laws were enforced as they apply to clout heavy corrupt jurists, judicial officials, and their co-conspirators such as Jerome Larkin, administrator, of the Illinois Attorney Disciplinary Commission. Mr. Larkin’s arrogance is a clear demonstration of how a bureaucrat has usurped the power to allow his friends to ravage and elder cleanse citizens of the United States of America who have grown old. The First Amendment, the Bill of Rights and the State of Illinois Constitution were no detriment in Larkin (and his co-conspirators) efforts to make Illinois (and America) safe for the corrupt predators with judicial credentials!
Democracy is not a spectator sport. Myopic outrage creates an escape value for the corrupt solon and public official who ignores America’s core principles.
If anyone doubts that there is indeed a problem with the US turning easily into a police state and having a Hitler or Moussouli or other fascist in charge for years, go check out CopBlock.org or add them onto your Facebook. This website specializes in publishing video footage of cops acting badly and then their superiors acting worse when the cops are merely put on desk duty, are never indicted for deaths and serious bodily injury after unwarranted beatings to women, children the elderly and other unarmed persons who pose no real threat or danger. If they are indicted, their sentences are probation or just a few years, even for a malicious and unwarranted savage beating death.
Something has gone seriously wrong in this county when we find that horrendous and malicious beatings warrant no punishment for certain clouted individuals.