Democrats and Republicans could be forced to accept a libertarian government overnight if Rod Blagojevich could be taught to put on his own defense in his pending federal corruption case.
I have outlined the ideal federal defense in these posts. It consists of a challenge to the validity of the indictment that will have to be brought against Rod Blagojevich to charge him with the commission of a federal felony.
Rod Blagojevich was arrested upon a misdemeanor criminal complaint in December and the time in which an indictment could be brought was extended by 90 days.
All Rod Blagojevich has to do to defeat the indictment is show that the federal grand jurors are not residents within the Northern District of Illinois. This very easy to do because the Northern District is comprised only of the government owned land in that part of Illinois.
Federal grand and petit jurors must also be United States citizens, which is an easy thing to be, if you also happen to be an American citizen, or a citizen of the United States of America or a citizen of one of the 50 States or any one of the possessions of the United States. In short, just about anyone with a driver’s license who can register to vote is considered a United States citizen.
Being a resident of a District is nearly impossible outside of Washington, D. C. The Districts are found in Chapter 5 of Title 28 United States Code. These Districts are all defined as of the date, January 1, 1945, in order to satisfy the Sixth Amendment’s requirement for a District “previously ascertained by law.”
This is the Sixth Amendment:
In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.
The ascertainment by law is hidden from immediate view by labeling the law a Historic and Revision Note:
Sections 81-131 of this chapter show the territorial composition of districts and divisions by counties as of January 1, 1945.
Found within Sections 81-131 are the 48 States, Alaska and Hawaii, Washington, D. C. and Puerto Rico. The territorial composition of the Districts are the government lands in the 48 States, Alaska and Hawaii, Washington, D. C. and Puerto Rico.
The federal law is found in the 50 Titles of the United States Code and in almost every case the special words used in this written law are precisely defined. The territorial composition is the only instance that I have found of the “showing” of the meaning of a word. A picture of the United States District Court in Puerto Rico tells all one needs to know about the territorial composition of a District.
Anyone can claim to be a United States citizen, however, hardly anyone outside of Washington, D. C. can show they reside within any federal District.
Dr. Eduardo M. Rivera