Where the nutbags get their legal forms
Wow. These Republic of Texas morons have a website?
The Republic of Texas group refuses to acknowledge the existence of the State of Texas or the authority of any governmental leaders, state or federal, over them. They are sort of like the guys who claim that they don't have to pay federal taxes because the federal income tax laws are illegal. They also convene fake courts to issue fake judgments, which they then reduce to liens. The [bogus] liens are filed against property held by those who oppose, insult, or otherwise irrritate the Republic of Texas gang.
Frightening, yet amusing. Here are some excerpts from his ramblings:
I, me, the Secured Party, is not an expert in the Law however I do know right from wrong.But not, apparently, reality from fantasy.
On May the twenty-second 2001, this Court ordered the Admiral of the navy to immediately dispatch sufficient numbers of navy personnel to the county of Dallas, Texas state and republic for protection of this Court while this Court convenes and restores the law, due process, trial by jury by law and a republican form of government as guaranteed us, we the people by the Constitutions to the people of the county of Dallas, Texas state and republic. On twenty-sixth day of June in the year two thousand and one this Court found the Admiral of the navy guilty as follows:In other words, he's mad because the United States Navy didn't send in the Marines at his request!
This Court found the Admiral in contempt of this One Supreme Court of the people of the county of Dallas, Texas for his refusal.
Not that the Marines had anything better to do.
But wait -- it gets better:
This Court again issues this second Order for the Admiral to appear immediately before this Court and show cause why the Admiral has refused to carry out the order of this Court and the duties of his Commission and his pledge by oath to serve and protect the people and the Courts of the people of the several united States.(emphasis added) ROFL! So, if the United States Navy won't help him, HE'LL GO TO THE UNITED NATIONS!
This order is to be hand carried to the nearest naval facility and given to the officer on duty to be immediately transmitted by that officer to the person in the office of Admiral of the Navy.
Failure of the Admiral to act immediately will cause this Court to petition the Nations of the world to come to the aid of the people of Texas, the county of Dallas and this Court.
I hope the Navy didn't hurt themselves laughing at this guy. Keep in mind, the guy that sent this "order" is totally serious.
Next, he takes on Governor Rick Perry and the Texas legislature. Now, while I am a Republican, I'm not particularly fond of Governor Perry. I wouldn't have minded seeing a different governor. But I am not sure that this is the way to go about replacing him:
To: The Governor for the State of Texas Rick Perry and The Texas House and Senate:Nyah, nyah! My pretend court is back in session, and I am gonna do something about you guys, just see if I don't. And you'd better not try to stop me, or else:
Therefore you are placed on notice that we the people have reopen our Court of record. We have appoint lawful law enforcement officers for the protection of our Courts of record and the peoples life, liberty and property and any more violation of the peoples rights by any person under the color of any law will be arrested and tried by the peoples county Court of record and a just and fair sentence will be placed on that person if found guilty.
Any interference by any UNITED STATE, STATE, COUNTY OR CITY agent will be evidence of sedition.And I'll give them a fair trial, followed by a first class hanging!
But why is the author so upset? Here's a clue:
A man known to as Ralph Kenneth Evans and Ralph, evans has been given the duly and the privilege to preset to each of you this notice for the lawless and abuse he has suffered at the hands of your armed commercial thugs impersonation law enforcement officers whom he believes to be Satanic minions by their acts and deeds in view of the past lawless abuse and torture he has suffered which has been regular and on going even as resonate as the week of August 5th-11th 2001.Okay, so that's a little vague. Let's get more specific:
On are about the fifth day of August 2001, I was taken by commercial agents of the Corporation of Rowlett, Texas placed in the commercial prison in the corporation of Rowlett and my twenty dollar gold coins was taken from me and are still taken. On Monday the sixth of August I was taken by a commercial agent of the corporation of Rowlett to the commercial prison of the corporation of DALLAS COUNTY and held by the commercial agents of the sheriffs department for the corporation of DALLAS COUNTY. I was abused, tortured and terrorized by the commercial agents of the sheriffs department day and night till Saturday August the eleventh then released and was told by one of the commercial agents that they were turning me loose because they had, had enough fun with me. I had suffered torture by mental abuse from Monday-Friday by the sheriffs commercial agents in an attempt to force me to give them my name and my birthright and to contract myself into bondage to them. When they release me and returned part of my belonging to me I ask them to also return the gold coins to me but to this day I have not had the coins returned. I was told that the corporation of Garlands commercial agents had a writ of body attached issued against RALPH KENNETH EVANS (which the Courts have ruled violates the laws of Texas and the Federal Constitution) whom they claimed I am, but being only my copyright private property removed from commerce. (I have lived in fear that I will be kidnapped again if seen by any of the commercial agents operating in the county of Dallas, Texas one of the several united States of America because of the unlawful Garland writ of body attachment). While I was being tortured by these commercial agents I ask for a pen and paper so I may write a petition for writ of habeas corpus, I was laughed at and ask where I thought I was at the Holiday Inn. The same was true when I ask to be taken before a lawful judicial tribunal for the county of Dallas for a due process hearing."Umm, they took me and they teased me and they made fun of me and then they . . . um . . . let me see . . . they took my twenty gold coins! That's it! That's the ticket!"
So what does he want as compensation for this heinous offense?
The bill for said taking is now due and payable by each party as follows, THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF ROWLETT TEXAS five million United States dollars of silver specie (5,000,000.00). THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF GARLAND TEXAS five million United States dollars of silver specie (5,000,000.00). THE CORPORATION OF THE DALLAS COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT twenty million United States dollars of silver specie (20,000,000.00). THE CORPORATION OF THE DALLAS COUNTY TEXAS thirty million United States dollars of silver specie (30,000,000.00). . . . THE CORPORATION THE STATE OF TEXAS sixty million United States dollars of silver specie (60,000,000.00). . . THE CORPORATION THE STATE OF TEXAS sixty million United States dollars of silver specie (60,000,000.00).(emphasis mine). Oh . . . is that all?
4. Total amount of this Bill of Exchange due and payable within thirty (30) days 120,000,000.00
No. There's more. Since the United States has been so mean to him (as well as authorities in the Dallas County, Texas area), he's going to quit their "so-called nation" and be a Nation Unto Himself:
Ralph Kenneth Evans further declares, under the penalty of perjury, under the laws of the united States of America, that Ralph Kenneth Evans is not a United States citizen nor a citizen of the united States. Ralph Kenneth Evans was born in Picken County, Jasper, Georgia is a Citizen of the Government of God, Philippians 3:20, and a Citizen of the Sovereign Republican State wherein I reside, and further declares that all foreign commercial financial instruments, including the foreign counterfeit 'dollars', Federal Reserve Notes, put upon the American people by fraud and theft; used by Ralph Kenneth Evans are and have been used 'Without Recourse" since they are bad checks: and passed non-assumpsit of any contractual offers, and with all rights reserved without prejudice.
Keep in mind, this guy actually believes this crap.
So what set this guy off? According to an opinion released about five months prior to those letters (March 27, 2001), Mr. Evans was upset that he couldn't build a deck in his backyard without a permit:
From State Farms Lloyds v. Evans, Civil Action No. 3:99-CV-1516-M, United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas (no linkable free view available):
Oops. Cities tend to get picky about such things. But wait . . . it gets better:
There are two separate insurance policies at issue in this case. Defendant Ralph Evans and Defendant Rebecca Harrell Evans were insured by Plaintiff State Farm Lloyds under a Texas Homeowners Policy, Form B ("Homeowners Policy"). Ralph Evans was insured by Plaintiff State Farm Fire & Casualty Company under a Texas Dwelling Policy, Form 3 ("Dwelling Policy"). Ralph Evans made one claim under the Homeowners Policy, by which he sought to have State Farm pay for the "theft" and "vandalism" of a deck at Defendants' premises in Rowlett, Texas ("claim one"). n1 Ralph Evans also made three claims under the Dwelling Policy, by which he sought to recover from State Farm for alleged damage to his premises in Garland, Texas. Specifically, Ralph Evans claimed that (1) the property in Garland, Texas was a total loss "by malicious, fraudulent, corrupt, and willful acts in violation of the laws of Texas" ("claim two") . . .
State Farm asserts that Defendants built the deck without first obtaining a permit, in violation of a City of Dallas ordinance.
State Farm has established that (1) Defendants were ordered by Judge Tyson, of the 44th Judicial District Court in Dallas County, Texas ("the Judge"), to "desist and refrain" from constructing a deck, and to tear down any existing portion of the deck and (2) the Homeowners Policy does not cover "loss caused by the destruction of property by order of [a] governmental authority" or "loss caused by or resulting from the enforcement of any ordinance or law regulating the construction, repair or demolition of a building or structure."
. . .
Claim two is based on the following undisputed facts, as set out in State Farm's summary judgment papers: (1) After the order described above was issued, Defendants filed a document which acted as a type of lien against the Judge, causing a cloud on title to the Judge's home; (2) the Judge then brought a lawsuit against Defendants, seeking, among other things, to have the lien removed; (3) the court hearing the Judge's suit ruled for her and awarded her monetary damages and other relief; and (4) the Judge, as judgment creditor, abstracted her judgment in Dallas County, Texas and thereby created a judgment lien on Mr. Evans' property in Garland, Texas, with the result being, according to Mr. Evans, a total loss in the value of the property. State Farm is entitled to summary judgment on claim two because it has established that (1) the Dwelling Policy insures against only physical loss to the property, and (2) Ralph Evans did not assert any physical injury to the Garland, Texas property. Purely economic loss, of the type claimed by Mr. Evans as a result of the Judge's abstracting her judgment, is not a claim of physical loss . . .
Oops. Now I understand why he spent a night or two in jail . . .
What a maroon.
Why Entertainers should stick to entertaining . . .
. . . and leave governing to the adults.
Crow (4/19, Springfield, Tenn.): I have spent the better part of this tour trying to come up with easy ways for us all to become a part of the solution to global warming.So, you're going to block out the sun? I think that's already been done by The Simpsons.
Although my ideas are in the earliest stages of development, they are, in my mind, worth investigating.In your addled mind, the fact the sun rises and sets on a daily basis is worth investigating.
One of my favorites is in the area of forest conservation which we heavily rely on for oxygen. I propose a limitation be put on how many squares of toilet paper can be used in any one sitting. Now, I don't want to rob any law-abiding American of his or her God-given rights, but I think we are an industrious enough people that we can make it work with only one square per restroom visit, except, of course, on those pesky occasions where 2 to 3 could be required.Insert your own comment here. Just when I thought brain dead liberals (sorry for the redundancy) and their willing allies in the entertainment industry couldn't get any loonier, Ms. Crow comes along to prove me wrong.
Perhaps we should create a whole new bureaucracy -- The Federal Bureau of Personal Excrement Sanitation, or somesuch -- that could issue vouchers for toilet paper. If you require extra vouchers, you'd have to submit your request, verified by government doctors, indicating the necessity of extra toilet paper. Perhaps you could mail in samples?. Wouldn't that be ironic . . . a government agency that is well and truly full of crap?
But wait -- there's more:
Crow (4/19): I also like the idea of not using paper napkins, which happen to be made from virgin wood and represent the height of wastefulness.Good for you. . . but somehow I suspect you don't want to let it rest at that. You'd rather impose your idiotic opinion on the rest of us, wouldn't you?
I have designed a clothing line that has what's called a "dining sleeve." The sleeve is detachable and can be replaced with another "dining sleeve," after usage. The design will offer the "diner" the convenience of wiping his mouth on his sleeve rather than throwing out yet another barely used paper product.Why do I have the feeling it won't stop with food?
I think this idea could also translate quite well to those suffering with an annoying head cold.This is what passes for "progressive thought" these days. 'Wipe your face and nose with your sleeve, but don't expect to have sufficient toilet paper to wipe your arse.'
Sigh. Where do we get these idiots?.
Religion of Peace
In Campbelltown District Court, the woman, who spoke through an Arabic interpreter, admitted to reading the Bible when she came to Australia and spent time with Christian people.
The woman told the court Al Shawany and other people were against her associating with Christians.
"They told me that these people (Christians) are very infidel people," the woman said.
"He (Al Shawany) came once and I was sitting with those people that I was speaking with them, the Christian ones, and he said: Well those people that you're sitting with, if you go with them you will be converted'," she said.
Swell folks, these Muslims. Just . . . swell.
Yet another icon of my youth passes on . . .
Award-winning cartoonist Johnny Hart dies.
I grew up reading B.C. and The Wizard of Id. Now, the genius behind the strips is gone.
Rest in peace, Mr. Hart.
God works in mysterious ways
Back in the summer of 2000, I wax living in Texas, and had just left a job teaching Geography and Speech to ninth graders in a Dallas suburb. I was six hours short of completing my law degree, but I wanted to get back into the game.
I took a job at Jenkens & Gilchrist, then one of the top law firms in the country, working as a paralegal in its Construction section. Over the next year and a half, I completed my last six hours through night school at Southern Methodist University (though my degree is from OU), studied for, took and passed the Texas bar, all while working full time as a Jenkens paralegal. Jenkens then hired me as an attorney in its Dallas office.
About a year later, the partner I had started out with decided to leave and form his own office. He made me an offer I couldn't refuse, so I left Jenkens to work with him. About two years later, the bankruptcy of his largest client resulted in his having to lay me off.
I was 38 years old, had a wife and four kids, and was unemployed. I wondered why I had been stupid enough to leave a prestigious firm like Jenkens, where I could have set myself up for life.
Now I can see why God's plan worked the way it did.
Founded 56 years ago and once the largest law firm in Dallas, Jenkens is closing its doors for good this weekend. What drove it to extinction was a combination of issues, including misjudgments tied to rapid growth and an aggressive drive to bring in business.
But above all, a risky tax shelter practice out of its Chicago office brought about the firm's end. The tax scheme, which Jenkens long defended but wound up admitting was fraudulent, left a cloud that would not disperse, according to interviews with nearly three dozen people inside and outside the firm.
Harry Joe, a longtime partner who left for another practice in mid-March, put it bluntly: "Looking back with 20/20 hindsight, I believe it led to the downfall of the firm."
I remember when Jenkens visited my law school back in 1996. They accepted interviews from about 25 folks in the top ten percent of our 2L class, including me. At the end of the day, Jenkens produced three preprinted invitations to those students whom jenkens had already decided would be invited to visit the firm. The interview process was little more than a charade, and an incredible waste of everyone's time.
Still, a job at Jenkens and Gilchrist was a prized position. I was very pleased to get on as a paralegal, and ecstatic to be hired as an attorney. I only left after prayerful consideration of the promise of a bigger share of profits and responsibility with my friend and mentor.
When that job collapsed, I wondered why my prayers had led me so astray.
Now, I am reminded that God sees things much more clearly than I can ever hope to. It is another lesson in my walk of faith.
My best wishes to my former colleagues at Jenkens.