Posted 2 years ago on Oct. 9, 2012, 10:37 a.m. EST by lkindr
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Update: Occupy groups' fundraisers can support themselves and groups' legal activists against corruption. Pro se legal activism can be rather cheap.
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Original Post: Effective Legal Action against Govt Corruption
Frederick Graves, a conscientious Florida lawyer, who owns the jurisdictionary website and helps people learn and use the law, says it's easy to learn the law and that one of several things that can be done to end abuse of power is to use injunctions. Following is a quotation which should help explain the potential for effective pro-active legal actions.
"[I]njunctions are able to command high officials to answer your questions and concerns about what they're doing with your children, your tax dollars, and the future of your country. There are no limitations on injunctions. You can file a complaint seeking an injunction to require a local school board to tell you why children are being taught non-traditional values. You can file for an injunction to stop chemical dumping, or to fill in dangerous holes left by abandoned excavations. You can even bring an action to enjoin leaders to explain why government doesn't teach its public even the simplest points of how to win in court. ... If you're one of the good guys, you're supposed to use your power to make the world better for all of us. Force government and giant businesses to answer you on the public record (or [they] go to jail). ... Demand justice! Learn your fundamental right to be heard by the court. Move the court. Enforce the official rules in your jurisdiction. Make everyone obey -- the American way."
Graves explains that the law recognizes that everyone has the duty not to harm others, so causes of action for injunctions and law suits are any acts or negligence that can be shown to have caused undue harm, including actions or negligence by public servants. He said that one first needs a good plan, so that's what I want to do first and I'd like anyone's ideas on what plans might be best.
Here is a list of abuses of power that I think are most dangerous to the common people, which I think should be worth taking legal actions against:
- Racketeering in and out of government;
- Major media failure to report the worst government wrong-doings;
- Lawmaking that violates human rights, including unjust war;
- IRS fraud, with false claims that nearly all citizens and residents are liable for income and employment taxes, and thus including fraudulent prosecutions;
- Prisoner abuse; prosecution of victimless and trivial crimes; promoting criminal recidivism;
- Abusive property taxation;
- ABA licensing of incompetent lawyers;
- NEA, ATA, School Boards abuse and miseducation of students;
- CFS unnecessary forced separation of parents and their children;
- FDA, AMA, ADA, APA et al approval of unsafe health products and of biased health science;
- NSF, AAAS et al support for biased science;