Sunday, October 06, 2013

Secret House Plan to Defund Obamacare by Refusing to Pass a Budget Unless Obamacare is Somehow Nullifed Appears to be a Criminal Violation of 18 USC § 241 - Conspiracy Against Rights

The U.S. Constitution and legislative system provide clear processes by which laws are to be passed and/or repealed legislatively.

Once a law is in force it is a LAW IN FORCE for EVERYONE,
also for Congressional legislators.

They can repeal such a law, if they have the necessary majorities in the House and the Senate. Otherwise, they are obligated to OBEY the law.

Any concerted attempt to violate rights granted by such a law, as is currently being done by the House of Representatives with respect to Obamacare, appears to this observer to be a clear criminal violation of Title 18 of the U.S. Code 18 USC § 241 - Conspiracy against rights | Title 18 - Crimes and Criminal Procedure., which provides:
"If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same ....

They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section ... they shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death." [emphasis added by LawPundit]
By using the national government budget as an extortionist device to achieve government shutdown, the members of the House of Representatives who are refusing to pass a budget and using that as leverage to deprive American citizens of their RIGHTS, are conspiring to get rid of Obamacare without a legitimate legislative repeal of this law and are thus conspiring to keep people from getting the affordable health care guaranteed to them by that law.

"Defunding" Obamacare by extortion would clearly and unavoidably lead to avoidable injuries and deaths among people now uninsured, as referred to in 18 USC § 241.

Obamacare is A LAW IN FORCE and must be followed and the rights provided therein MUST be granted, because it IS THE LAW. Congressmen and Congresswomen who have participated in the conspiracy should be held criminally liable for the consequences of not following that law by their refusal to fund it.

This "Conspiracy against rights" provision of the U.S. laws can in principle also be applied to officers of the individual States who can be proven guilty of conspiring to keep people from enjoying the rights granted to them by Obamacare, which, whether they like it or not, is THE LAW.

There are many laws we ourselves do not like. This does NOT excuse us or anyone else from depriving others of the rights those laws in force grant. If you want laws repealed, you do it the standard way, or not at all.

See our previous posting:

Government Shutdown Crisis Planned in Secret, Months in Advance by Republican Anarchists: A Criminal Conspiracy? 




Government Shutdown Crisis Planned in Secret, Months in Advance by Republican Anarchists: A Criminal Conspiracy?

Also see the update to this posting at
Secret House Plan to Defund Obamacare by Refusing to Pass a Budget Unless Obamacare is Somehow Nullifed Appears to be a Criminal Violation of 18 USC § 241 - Conspiracy Against Rights
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Facts are surfacing that the current government shutdown was planned months in advance and in secret by Republican extremists as their intended means to destabilize American government and thus to defund Obamacare in the ensuing chaos.

Our question is to what degree the elements of the crime of criminal conspiracy have been met and whether those participating in secret meetings to destabilize the government and thus to endanger national security should be in jail, Congressional immunity notwithstanding.

Read the story at
A Federal Budget Crisis Months in the Planning.


U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Calls Civilian DoD Employees Back to Work as House of Representatives Runs Risk of Becoming Redundant

One of the realities of life is that if you do not fulfill your responsibilities, they will be fulfilled by others who move in to fill the vacuum you have created.

A House of Representatives that does not pass a budget but uses its power of the purse as an extortionist bludgeon for its extreme faction will soon find that very same power inexorably diminished by other government organs who will not be held hostage by politically partisan obstructionism, as is currently happening.

The New York Times has the story at In Surprise Announcement, Hagel Recalls Most Defense Department Workers.

400,000 Defence Staff Told to Go Back to Work as Payment of Salaries Guaranteed

See BBC News at US shutdown: Defence staff told to return to work

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