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About this comitatus penalty

Now look, financial penalties for a government agency aren't exactly the kind of stiff penalties we'd like to see for government malfeasance. After all, that's our tax money they're being fined! But it's a huge embarrassment, and it cuts their budget, and it's a stinging slap, and it's a court order, and (hopefully) it's enough to prevent them from doing what they're BANNED from doing. Most of all -- it's a good first step.

It recognizes that laws against government must include penalty clauses,
the same as laws against the public. Anything else is fraudulent and deceptive. Feckless laws are intolerable acts.We're talking here about deliberate, intentional, knowing denial of fundamental civil rights under color of law. How bad does it have to get? Are these perpetrators simply hoplophobic? They should seek help. They should not be exercising power. If your legislators refuse to support comitatus laws they are corrupt, do not represent your interests, and should be removed from office -- or worse.

This is the worst kind of civil-rights discrimination. And these "officials" in Texas have been doing it to law-abiding citizens for years. And getting away with it. They have been laughing at us. They deserve to be in prison as badly as any person who refuses to serve black people at a lunch counter. The media looks the other way, officials ignore it. Polite society won't even discuss it. Now it ends. Punishment is what puts teeth into law.

Bureaucrats and politicians take notice. Comitatus law is coming your way.

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