is it that a private citizen in the North during the Lincoln regime
could be falsely arrested and carted off hundreds of miles away
from his home by the local marshals and his deputies as described
in the books American
Bastile (1881) by John Marshall, and the Prisoner
of State (1863) by Dennis A. Mahony, and reprinted by the
Crowns Rights Book Co.?
did this happen in the United States during the War Between the
States? Weren’t the citizens protected by their God-given rights
and “secured” rights in their respective State and National constitutions?
In other words, what changed? What happened?
innocent citizens were falsely arrested, never knew the nature of
the charges against them, never knew who their accusers were, when
asked by these citizens by what authority that the arrest took place,
none was given for the most part, no trials were given except occasionally
a private citizen was taken before a military tribunal which was
illegal and favored the national government in the outcome, and
when finally released from these prisons hundreds of miles away
from their homes, these prisoners still did not know what they had
supposedly done wrong. What sort of government was in control at
voicing a contrary opinion at a meeting or gathering, at a church
sermon, or writing an editorial in the newspapers, etc., regarding
the Lincoln regime’s usurpation of the constitutional government
during the above-mentioned war could be justification utilizing
“military necessity” to arrest citizens for their audacity to disagree
in whatever manner, was sufficient to cause one to be arrested and
carted off hundreds of miles away from their homes by the local
authorities via the local marshals and his deputies. How could Lincoln
and his men accomplish the use of arbitrary powers in placing innocent
citizens in various prisons? Could Lincoln and his men execute the
actual arrests without the assistance of the local marshals and
his deputies? Could this be called “obedience to authority?”
1961 and 1962, Stanley Milgram, who was working on his Ph.D, conducted
some research at Yale University regarding the concept of “obedience
to authority” which is available at Amazon.com for further reading.
A film of this study can be obtained at some universities, and I
actually viewed this film at the University of Maine in the 1980’s.
newspaper ad was placed in the local newspaper offering $4.50 (minimum
wage was very, very low then) for someone to come in and participate
in an experiment for just one hour. The person, who showed up, was
greeted by a rigid looking man in a white coat which indicated some
“authority.” The recipient was told that there would be a “learner”
and a “teacher” of which he would be the “teacher” which actually
turned out that he was the “learner” but he wasn’t told this.
the experiment would take place, the recipient was introduced to
the “learner”, and shook hands with him. He was told that the “learner”
would be in an adjoining room, and would be strapped down with an
electrode fastened to his arm.
“teacher” was then taken to another room where he would sit in front
of a generator that had 30 switches in 15 volts increments ranging
from 15 volts to 450 volts. Each switch was clearly labeled indicating
a rank pertaining to different zones as it relates to a danger zone
to increased severe shock so there were no secrets regarding what
the switches executed.
last two switches were labeled XXX to show the “teacher” that these
two switches were different from the others and execution of these
switches meant a fatal result. The “teacher” was then instructed
by the man, who wore the white authoritative coat, that he would
be asking the “learner” some questions, and if the “learner” failed
to give the correct answer, then he was to zap the “learner” increasing
the voltage each time. In reality, the “learner” is NEVER zapped
so, therefore, no harm ever came to the “learner,” but the “teacher”
was not informed of this.
the experiment progressed, some of the “teachers” would ask the
authoritative man who would be responsible, if any detrimental results
occurred. When the man with the white coat told them that he would
take full responsibility, then most of the “teachers” would continue
shocking the “learner” at increasing shock levels, even though some
of them experienced some uncertainty regarding this. Some of the
“teachers” outright quit the experiment. For those “teachers,” who
were hesitant to move on to bring about the increased voltage, the
experimenter would just move closer in terms of space to the “teachers”
to see what they would do.
more and more studies continued regarding the “obedience to authority”
experiments, the studies showed that two thirds of the participants
(the teachers) indicated that they were “obedient” subjects.
the local marshals received a telegram from Washington, D.C. with
such authoritative sounding words as Secretary of War Simon Cameron
or Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton giving orders to arrest so
and so, what do you think they did? Did the local marshals question
on what grounds to arrest these citizens? Did the local marshals
request the evidence such as affidavits proving the “wrongs” against
the United States by those individuals so named? What did the local
marshals actually do?
stated in the above-mentioned books, the arrests took place in the
middle of the night or in the early morning hours, whereby the marshals
and his deputies surrounded the homes of those innocent citizens,
entered their homes illegally and/or snatched their private papers,
falsely arrested those citizens, and carted them off hundreds of
miles away from their homes. In some cases, some citizens were lured
out of their homes by the use of deceptive practices on the part
of the marshals and his deputies stating that someone important
needs to speak with them immediately and to meet that person at
some office somewhere in town.
the marshals knowledgeable regarding the constitutional amendments,
for example, the the fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth amendments
of the Constitution of the United States? Wasn’t it their duty to
know of these secured rights? What about the State constitutions
and the secured rights of the citizens mentioned in those? What
about God-given rights? Did any of these rights matter to the local
marshals? Obviously not! They received “orders” from some authority
source, and obviously they didn’t seem to question anything; they
just obeyed. Now, were there any benefits to obeying? Would there
be some consequences to disobeying “the” authority figure? Think
about that for a moment.
further described in those books, some of the marshals actually
knew some of those citizens personally, but did that stop the marshals
and his deputies from falsely arresting those citizens? No, not
at all. Were the marshals and his deputies participating in “obedience
to authority” after all? Yes, they were.
about the locals in your area such as the probation officer, the
police officer, the sheriff, the mayor, the internal revenue employee/official,
the attorney general of any State, etc., what would they do, if
given certain orders by an authority figure? Would any or all of
them participate in “obedience to authority” at the detrimental
effects of its innocent citizens? Think about that for a moment.
closing, are the Nazis any different than Americans in this respect?
Keep in mind that the Nazi regime came about AFTER the War of Northern
Aggression by Lincoln and his men. Do you suppose that the Nazis
learned some lessons from the Lincoln regime regarding the use of
deception and arbitrary powers? Maybe?
Dupont McLain [send her mail],
born in Quebec City, Canada, and an American Citizen from Gilead,
Maine, a former clinician, has a Bachelor’s degree from the University
of Maine, a Master’s degree from the University of New England,
and two years of Post-Graduate training at the Center for the Awareness