A case that has made its way through court recently provided a good learning lesson that warrants discussing before taking your case to court. In the case we learned this lesson recently, it would have prevented having to correct the judge later.
Judges are experienced at tripping people up to confuse them to get their consent while in court. The case in question is posted in the member forum on this site. The case involves a cocaine possession charge against a people of Texas. He filed a counterclaim challenging the government agents who have moved against him. The government agents could not defeat his lawful arguments, so he dismissed the case and found in his favor around $270,000 in damages.
The judge, however, held a hearing in the criminal court, which is not a real court, and made repeated attempts to get the counterclaimant to consent to his jurisdiction. Government agents always must get your consent even if you do so ignorantly.
In this case, the judge was attempting to get the counterclaimant to sign a document "waiving" his "right to an attorney and requesting permission from the court to represent" himself. He does not need to represent himself, because he is himself. The judge even admitted, "We cannot proceed until you sign this document."
So when the counterclaimant refused to sign the waiver, because he does not need the courts permission to be himself in court, the judge getting annoyed said, "Are you going to agree to proceed to trial without an attorney?" To which the counterclaimant replied, "Yes".
The problem he now had was he thought he was just answering the question about proceeding without an attorney. But he also agreed to proceed to trial even though his case had been dismissed. So now he had to go issue an order of contempt against the judge and correct the record.
This is typical of how government gets people to submit. Just read the 14th Amendment. It says that there are two things that must occur for a people to be a US Citizen. Most people read no further than the first clause in the whole sentence, which is,
All persons born or naturallized in the United States.
Well this fits most of us. But it is the second half that gets people.
And subject to the jurisdiction thereof.
Here again we first saw with pride the first half of the criteria and stepped forward to lay claim. But you have to be subject to the jurisdiction thereof. I am not subject to the jurisdiction thereof.