Any man or woman of average intelligence knows - or should know - that it is the members of the two major political parties that legislate the laws upon which the courts must act
. The laws that legislators pass
crafted to duly convict of crime any American who chooses not to
volunteer (i.e., re-venue) his or her property and labor into the feudalistic jurisdiction of an oligarchy of plutocrats
. Laws seem to be crafted to put (and keep) self-responsible Americans in a condition of "voluntary servitude". And, statutory criminal offenses - as opposed to commonlaw offenses such as damage and injury - has increased exponentially since 1913
when the Federal Reserve Act
, and the 16th
Amendments to the United States Constitution were reported to be passed.
To counter the lawful
claims against the wrongful acts of defacto government
officials, judicial and legal abuses in more insulated venues such as Lackawanna
County have proliferated to a point where Legal Abuse
is the norm rather than the exception. But, this is not new. The
tactics that were in use seventy (70) years ago are still being employed
The following is one man's story.
This is about a Simpson, Pennsylvania businessman of Slovak descent, John B. Drob
had voluntarily entered into American Citizenship
because he believed America to be a nation whose
was defined by uncomplicated constitutional law that instituted its
governments to provide for the protection and defense of his unalienable
Right to Life, Liberty and property. The document, pictured to the left, is a page from a pre-1913 pamphlet from which Drob learned about America's "supreme law of the land". The law upon which Drob relied in anticipation that "judges in every state shall be bound thereby" as they thoughtfully adjudicate justiciable controversies
In April, most likely the week ending on Saturday, the 10th
, 1937 Drob turned to the Lackawanna County court to redress a grievance. (It
was reported by his family and friends that Drob had been severely
beaten about the head, neck and shoulders by State Troopers, agents of
the Department of Revenue, when they came to the businesses on his
homestead to confiscate any gold that might be found in his possession.
The confiscation was legislated under Democrat Franklin Delano
Roosevelt's administration as part of his "New Deal" for the plutocratic
oligarchy who put him and his congress in office
.) Drob who had
commitments that included his wife, five young children, the Mozart
Band, grocery store, saloon, boarding house, and gas station, had no
assessed fines, nevertheless, upon giving his plea to the court, he was
sentenced to 3 months in jail without bail.
Not many days after his sentencing, a The Scranton Times, (April 20, 1937, page 3, second column), article "COMMISSION TO TEST SANITY OF PRISONER AT COUNTY JAIL" read:
"Upon petition of Warden Gomer C. Davis, of the county jail, court today appointed a commission to inquire into the sanity of John Drop, serving a three-month sentence for violation of the liquor laws. The commission is made up of Drs. Francis Reddington and Charles LaBella and Attorney Pearson S. Judd."
(Note the spin
" should be "Drob
"; and, "violation of the liquor laws
" is questionable.)
was still in the Lackawanna
County jail, a jailer, concerned for his safety, reported to his wife that the beatings continued. Drob
was examined to see if he was insane and, consistent with Justice Douglas' landmark decision in Schlagenhauf v. Holder (379 U.S. 104 (1964))
, "a doctor for a fee"
to be so.
From the Lackawanna
County jail, Drob
was transported to Hillside Home in Clarks
Summit, Pennsylvania where he resided until his death at age 58 on August 16, 1950.
Further evidence is available to show that Drob
was a stockholder in the Simpson State Bank (incorporated on December
10, 1924 under the provisions of the Act of May 13, 1876, P.L. 161). He
believed fervently in an "American dream" that was based on hard work,
truth and integrity.
Instead of being rewarded for his entrepreneurial accomplishments in the dejure "free enterprise" system that made America great, Drob and his family
became the prime target of criminal activity on the part of an
organized and extensive group of people whose business-as-usual pattern
of racketeering appeared to include hirelings at every level of society,
including the judiciary and elected Pennsylvania government officials.
facto liability for "several amendments and supplements . . . as well
as the Banking Code of 1923 . . . and . . . the Department of Banking
Code of 1933" was levied by LUTHER A HARR
Secretary of Banking of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Receiver of
Simpson State Bank, Simpson, Pa. On February 21, 1936, assessment
(and other community minded stockholders) were to be paid to Jerome P. Casey
, then Deputy Receiver, at his office, 434 Lackawanna
Avenue, Scranton, Pennsylvania. Counsel for Luther A. Harr
was; Edward J. Kelly, Frank M. Walsh, and Ellis Berger.
Additionally, Oil stocks were reported to have "disappeared" from Drob's
safety deposit boxes at the Miners and Mechanics Bank
at its closure
in 1931. The controlling shareholders of Miners and Mechanics Bank were
reported to be James Paul (64%), Paul's brother George H. Paul, John H.
Reese (10%), the Hendricks Estate, (represented by L. A. Bassett
, President, and W. T. Colville
), and other directors and Carbondale
"pioneer families". Other principals of that bank are listed in
newspapers in local ads from that era and include Vice President, W. W.
Watt, Claude Olver
, Frazier W. Lathrope
J. J. O'Neill, R. W. Powell, J. H. Reese, W. G. Scurry, and J. J.
Simpson. In fact, on the upper portion of page 3 of the aforementioned
April 20, 1937 Scranton Times,
there are images of members of
the District Attorney's Office Bowling League who were honored at the
league's first banquet in the Elks' Club. Those pictured were; James
, Attorney "Jim" Powell, Joseph Del Vecchio
, Joe F. Gilroy
, District Attorney, M. J. Eagen
, "Joe" Mitchell, "Art" (Jitty
, Justus Englehardt
, Sheriff "Ed" J. Coleman, Harry Roth ("Ajax" of the "D.A." office team), Donald McAndrew
, Wm. V. (Bill) Murphy, Peckville
Station State Police, Billy Barton, Jimmy Kenney
, Ed Harris, Andy Burke, "Big Tom" Flannelly
, Thomas (Finners
) Quinlan, Joe (Splits Prize) Connors, John Kent Orator, Dave (Wimpy) Jones, Bill Newcomb
, and Squire, J. M. Munley
"Big Noise on D.A.'s Team".
(Click on "Munley
" to link to the August 21, 2008 Pa. Courts Pursuing Conciliation for Foreclosures
at Pennsylvania Law Weekly
to see how the legislative Casey and judicial Munley liaisons continue
to promulgate and adjudicate protections and defenses for owners of
global banks and, now, the controversial NGO
John B. Drob
was my grandfather, and he, like many others in this blessed nation
then and now, believed that "All courts shall be open; and every man for
an injury done him in his lands, goods, person or reputation shall have
remedy by due course of law, and right and justice administered without
sale, denial or delay . . . ". Like my grandfather, John B. Drob
, I have learned that, in the courts of Lackawanna
County, "remedy by due course of law, and right and justice
administered without sale, denial or delay" is not an acceptable method
for resolving a controversy brought before it. Granted in 1937 the Myers Briggs
had not been developed and little was known about TBI
(traumatic brain injury), but that does not excuse blatant judicial
contempt for the supreme law of the land, Warden Davis' failure to
supervise his staff, and the commissions' lack of comity to one not
their own and willingness to place blame on the victim rather than the
perpetrators. The legal 'circling of the wagons' to protect, rather than
correct, wrongful acts has led to a pathological promulgation of laws
and legal activity that is now (in my opinion) accurately identified as "legal abuse
". And, get this!
to the Pennsylvania Office of Administration, Agency Open Records
Officer, the Clerk of the Courts for Lackawanna County is not even in
What is the remedy for lack of a remedy?
Who prosecutes the prosecutor?
is it that a judge fears when he (or she) adjudicates a controversy
about "persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable
searches and seizures"?
To whom do American judges pledge their allegiance?
Where is our reparation?
As an adjunct to this post, while I was researching The Scranton Times
archives for April 19, 1937, page 16 I found the following article:
FEDERAL RESERVE HIT IN TALK BY LAMNECK
Washington, April 19 - Representative Lamneck
(D Ohio) told the house today the federal reserve system is committing legally "the greatest burglary in history."
the system in the midst of a plea that the budget be balanced to avert
"calamity," the Ohioan said that for a $300 investment a bank could get a
"If a burglar had a license to steal, he said,
"he would at least have to carry away his loot. The federal reserve
system has its loot brought to it."
said this was a procedure for a "steal" authorized by congress.
treasury asks bids for several million dollars worth of bonds. A banker
says he will take a million dollars worth and credits the treasury on
his books with a million dollars.
Then he deposits the bonds with
a federal reserve agent as collateral security for a million dollars in
federal reserve notes and agrees to pay the cost of printing the
currency - about $300. He now has a million dollars in currency to
balance the million dollar deposit he credited to the treasury.
He still owns the bonds and can collect the interest, about $20,000 a year on an investment of $300.