From the December 2005 Idaho Observer:

14th Amendment: Tool of usurpation

Pictured is page 15641 of the Congressional Record from the U.S. House of Representatives, June 13, 1967. Rep. John Rarick (D-Louisiana) submitted this and an additional six pages of material to support his claim that the 14th Amendment was (and is) illegal. As we can see, 40 years later, Congress has not yet gotten around to recognizing the 14th’s illegality.

Read the 14th Amendment. Now, try to think like a politician/lawyer and imagine how, from that text, the U.S. government has grown from a weak little entity with 18 constitutionally-enumerated powers to the inner-galactic behemoth that claims to have the authority to:

Tax and regulate everything, approve poisons and mandate their consumption, throw innocent people into prison and torture them, secretly surveil and monitor people’s communications, movements and transactions, spend money it does not have and borrow money it can never repay, seize private property and never give it back, stage phony elections, commit heinous crimes against humanity—at home and abroad—with no concern of being caught or punished, manufacture justifications for war, destroy entire regions and murder innocent women and children.

Welcome to the 14th Amendment—and we thought it was kindly Uncle Sam’s way of making it illegal to keep slaves.




June 13, 1967, page 15641 H7161


(Mr. Rarick, at the request of Mr. Pryor, was granted permission to extend his remarks at this point in the Record and to include extraneous matter.)

Mr. RARICK. Mr. Speaker, arrogantly ignoring clear-cut expressions in the Constitution of the United States, the declared intent of its drafters notwithstanding, our unelected Federal judges read out prohibitions of the Constitution of the United States by adopting the fuzzy haze of the 14th Amendment to legislate their personal ideas, prejudices, theories, guilt complexes, aims, and whims. Through the cooperation of intellectual educators, we have subjected ourselves to accept destructive use and meaning of words and phrases. We blindly accept new meanings and changed values to alter our traditional thoughts.

We have tolerantly permitted the habitual misuse of words to serve as a vehicle to abandon our foundations and goals. Thus, the present use and expansion of the 14th Amendment is a sham —serving as a crutch and hoodwink to precipitate a quasi-legal approach for overthrow of the tender balances and protections of limitation found in the Constitution.

But, interestingly enough, the 14th Amendment—whether ratified or not was but the expression of emotional outpouring of public sentiment following the War Between Our States.

Its obvious purpose and intent was but to free human beings from ownership as a chattel by other humans. Its aim was no more than to free the slaves.

As our politically appointed Federal judiciary proceeds down their chosen path of chaotic departure from the peoples’ government by substituting their personal law rationalized under the 14th Amendment, their actions and verbiage brand them and their team as secessionists—rebels with pens instead of guns—seeking to destroy our Union. They must be stopped. Public opinion must be aroused. The Union must and shall be preserved.

Mr. Speaker, I ask to include in the Record, following my remarks, House Concurrent Resolution 208 of the Louisiana Legislature urging this Congress to declare the 14th Amendment illegal. Also, I include in the Record an informative and well-annotated treatise on the illegality of the 14th Amendment—the play toy of our secessionist judges—which has been prepared by Judge Lander H. Perez, of Louisiana.

The material referred to follows:

H. Con. Res. 208

A concurrent resolution to expose the unconstitutionality of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States; to interpose the sovereignty of the State of Louisiana against the execution of said amendment in this State; to memorialize the Congress of the United States to repeal its joint resolution of July 28, 1868, declaring that said amendment had been ratified; and to provide for the distribution of certified copies of this resolution.

Whereas the purported 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution was never lawfully adopted in accordance with the requirements of the United States Constitution because eleven states of the Union were deprived of their equal suffrage in the Senate in violation of Article V, when eleven southern states, including Louisiana, were excluded from deliberation and decision in the adoption of the Joint Resolution proposing said 14th Amendment; said Resolution was not presented to the President of the United States in order that the same should take effect, as required by Article I, Section 7; the proposed Amendment was not ratified by three-fourths of the states, but to the contrary fifteen states of the then thirty-seven states of the Union rejected the proposed 14th Amendment between the dates of its submission to the states by the Secretary of State on June 16, 1866, and March 24, 1868, thereby nullifying said Resolution and making it impossible for ratification by the constitutionally required three-fourths of such states; said Southern states which were denied their equal suffrage in the Senate had been recognized by proclamations of the President of the United States to have duly constituted governments with all the powers which belong to free states of the Union, and the Legislatures of seven of said southern states had ratified the 13th Amendment which would have failed of ratification but for the ratification of said seven southern states; and, Whereas the Reconstruction Acts of Congress unlawfully overthrew their existing governments, removed their lawfully constituted legislatures by military force and replaced them with rump legislatures which carried out military orders and pretended to ratify the 14th Amendment; and, Whereas in spite of the fact that the Secretary of State in his first proclamation, of July 20, 1868, expressed doubt as to whether three-fourths of the required states had ratified the 14th Amendment, Congress nevertheless adopted a resolution on July 28, 1868, unlawfully declaring that three-fourths of the states had ratified the 14th Amendment and directed the Secretary of State to so proclaim, said Joint Resolution of Congress and the resulting proclamation of the Secretary of State included the purported ratifications of the military enforced rump legislatures of ten southern states whose lawful legislatures had previously rejected the said 14th Amendment, and also included purported ratifications by the legislatures of the States of Ohio and New Jersey, although they had withdrawn their legislative ratifications several months previously, all of which proves absolutely that said 14th Amendment was not adopted in accordance with the mandatory constitutional requirements set forth in Article V of the Constitution and, therefore, the Constitution strikes with nullity the purported 14th Amendment. Now therefore be it resolved by the Legislature of Louisiana, the House of Representatives and the Senate concurring:

(1) That the Legislature go on record as exposing the unconstitutionality of the 14th Amendment, and interposes the sovereignty of the State of Louisiana against the execution of said 14th Amendment against the State of Louisiana and its people;

(2) That the Legislature of Louisiana opposes the use of the invalid 14th Amendment by the Federal courts to impose further unlawful edicts and hardships on its people;

(3) That the Congress of the United States be memorialized by this Legislature to repeal its unlawful Joint Resolution of July 28, 1868, declaring that three-fourths of the states had ratified the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution.

(4) That the Legislatures of the other states of the Union be memorialized to give serious study and consideration to take similar action against the validity of the 14th Amendment and to uphold and support the Constitution of the United States which strikes said 14th Amendment with nullity;

  1. That copies of this Resolution, duly certified, together with a copy of the treatise on "The Unconstitutionality of the 14th Amendment" by Judge L. H. Perez, be forwarded to the Governors and Secretaries of State of each state in the Union, and to the Secretaries of the United States Senate and House of Congress, and to the Louisiana Congressional Delegation, a copy hereof to be published in the Congressional Record.

Vail M. Delony,

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

C. C. Aycock,

Lieutenant Governor and President of the Senate.



The purported 14th Amendment to the United States is and should be held to be ineffective, invalid, null, void and unconstitutional for the following reasons:

1. The Joint Resolution proposing said Amendment was not submitted to or adopted by a Constitutional Congress. Article I, Section 3, and Article V, of the U.S. Constitution.

2. The Joint Resolution was not submitted to the President for his approval. Article I, Section 7.

3. The proposed 14th Amendment was rejected by more than one-fourth of all the states then in the Union, and it was never ratified by three-fourths of all the States in the Union. Article V.


The U.S. Constitution provides:

Article I, Section 3, "The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State * * *

Article V provides: "No State, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate."

The fact that 23 Senators had been unlawfully excluded from the U.S. Senate, in order to secure a two-thirds vote for the adoption of the Joint Resolution proposing the 14th Amendment, is shown by Resolutions of protest adopted by the following State Legislatures:

The New Jersey Legislature by Resolution of March 27, 1868, protested as follows:

"The said proposed amendment not having yet received the assent of the three-fourths of the states, which is necessary to make it valid, the natural and constitutional right of this state to withdraw its assent is undeniable * * *

16th Amendment parallelagram: In order to reverse the constitutional order by creating a supreme central government seated in Washington, D.C., definitions of key words were altered significantly prior to "ratification" of the 14th Amendment. Throughout the decades of debates that allegedly resulted in the passage of the 16 Amendment (the income tax), the word "income" was understood to be revenues generated from corporate profits and profits from investments—not wages and salaries which were, at that time, considered "personal property." Now wages and salaries are taxed as "income" alongside "unearned income." Another parallel linking the two amendments is they were both highly controversial, hotly contested and "ratified" under extremely suspect circumstances.

Unseen forces not revealed in parliamentary proceedings had decided to create U.S. citizens for the purpose of empowering a central authority to tax and regulate them to the full extent of their elitist imaginations. Government schools teach us that these were lawfully-ratified amendments to the Constitution when they are really thin veils of legal legitimacy barely disguising high-level political crimes that equate to an ongoing betrayal of the American people. Isn’t it also interesting that the most destructive acts ever passed by the central government, the 14th and 16th amendments, were delivered to the nation through fraud, deceit, violence and coercion?

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