Miller v. U.S. Quote

“The claim and exercise of a Constitutional right cannot be converted into a crime.”

~ Miller v. U.S.

230 F 2d 486, 489.

Ratings and Comments


jim k, austin

Unless, of course, Obama or Pelosi say it's a crime.The bureaucrats in Washington consider the Constitution to be a hinderance to their plans, an annoyance.

J Carlton, Calgary

"The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed" Which part confuses them? How can it be a crime to defend yourself?

cal, lewisville, tx

Our own government feels otherwise!

warren, olathe

Since when? The constitution clearly only has worth when the courts believe in it and are willing to follow it even when it may be inconvenient.

Mike, Norwalk

This is absolute in a de jure body that represents each and every individual. In a statist theocracy who's extra constitutional activities include, nationalizing: transportation, banking, securities, medicine, etc.; and the expansion of compelled compliance, license, victimless crimes, larceny with impunity, and the supply of funny money, no original intent Constitutional authority or power needs be claimed or exercised. The current representatives of such statist theocracy, such as the likes of Obamunist - his czars and stars, Reid, Pelosi and the rest of the mobsters, exercise the claim that the Constitution exists solely as a laughable antiquity not to be concerned with anymore, while converting inalienable rights and otherwise lawful activities into criminal activities and criminal activities into non-prosecutable activities..

simply me, wichita
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simply me, wichita Mike, Norwalk 11/23/21

The workaround is that if they cannot get you under criminal code they will get you under civil code.

George, San Diego

It sure sounds good. Too bad our politicians don't subscribe to the idea.

Georgie, Central Michigan

I have been researching and it is not a privileged as the courts and police would lead you to believe according to the constitution which can not be changed it is EVERY citizens RIGHT to drive upon the highways in this nation and it CANNOT be taken from you!!!!!! "The use of the highway for the purpose of travel and transportation is not a mere privilege, but a common fundamental right of which the public and individuals cannot rightfully be deprived." Chicago Motor Coach v. Chicago, 169 NE 221 "The right of the citizen to travel upon the public highways and to transport his property thereon, either by carriage or by automobile, is not a mere privilege which a city may prohibit or permit at will, but a common law right which he has under the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." Thompson v. Smith, 154 SE 579 "The right to travel is a well-established common right that does not owe its existence to the federal government. It is recognized by the courts as a natural right." Schactman v. Dulles 96 App DC 287, 225 F2d 938, at 941. Our system of law dictates that there is only one way to remove a right belonging to the people. That is by a person knowingly waiving a particular right. Now I can tell you first hand I NEVER waived my right to drive! "The claim and exercise of a Constitutional right cannot be converted into a crime." Miller v. U.S., F.2d 486, 489. AMERICA IS BECOMING A POLICE STATE AND EXACTLY WHAT PEOPLE CAME TO AMERICA TO ESCAPE FROM!!!! I intend to exercise MY CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS to the freedoms that the constitution gave each and every member of this nation. I was born here and the right is MINE!

TOM, MADISON WI

@ J Carlton
Great point, The right to defend yourself is the only right that is impossible to take away.

E Archer, NYC
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E Archer, NYC TOM, MADISON WI 11/24/21

But not from a lack of trying...

Cecil, aberdeen

Our servant government has creatively interpreted the plain,unambiguous language of the supreme law of the land to mean what they say it means.They see themselves as above and apart from the constitution and we the people.
The constitution in their eyes is viewed as a conflict of interest.
Make the judiciary irrelevant. Demand your jury trial,with a massive jury nullification awareness campaign for victimless crimes and unconstitutional statutes.Don't beg our elected and appointed public servants to go against the power,prestige, and monetary interests of the corporate state.We will lose every time.

Aeius Cercle, Hot Springs, South Dakota

Isn't .ca a Canadian domain-name extension ? Well, anyway, I am ALL for "Rocking the Boat" and even "Bucking the System" because ONLY "insane" people would choose to engage in Daily acts of Extortion, Threats, Deception, Intimidation, Coercion, Collusion, Kidnapping, Conspiracy to Deprive Rights, Hostage-Taking, Person-Trafficking, Peonage/Slavery, Domestic-Terrorism, Embezzlement/Larceny, etc., etc.

Has everyone seen that "Keep changing the name... eventually you'll fool someone" image where all of the previous words are crossed out until it says Progressive (all of the words above it were crossed out : Fascist, Socialist, Communist, Democrat) ?

Similarly, arrests are still kidnappings, jailing is still hostage-taking, transporting someone to jail is still person-trafficking, requiring money for bail-bonds is still extortion, citations are still domestic-terrorism, legalese is still lying and deception, capital-punishment is still murder, etc.

Regarding this quote, when you're dealing with any of these satanic ecclesiastical kangaroo court-systems (which they ALL are), you need to know this since trying to even make ANY references to ANYTHING Constitutional often results in MOST judges automatically interrupting you and threatening you with Contempt-of-Court (when anybody exercises a Constitutional-Right to know if what they're doing against you is even legal or lawful for which it is not).

simply me, wichita
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simply me, wichita Aeius Cercle, Hot Springs, South Dakota 11/23/21

In the USA, we have certain rights.
The claim and exercise of a constitutional right cannot be converted into a crime.
Contempt of court is a CRIME punishable by incarceration and fines.

Mask mandates are not laws. We only have to obey constitutional LAWS.
State's rights are supposed to be subordinate to personal rights.
Otherwise a State could revoke all religions and institute none or a State religion.
A State could abolish the 4th and 5th amendment rights too.
Can they? Not legally.

Watch Karl Lentz's stuff on you tube.

E Archer, NYC

Yep. Good comments!

simply me, wichita

Since when does someone else's right nullify YOUR rights?
Speaking of jury duty.
It is a right for the accused but if you have deeply held convictions against it (such as thou shalt not judge), then what?
I also believe in Jury Nullification too.
Prosecutors will try everything in ther power to get rid of you and Defense will try everything in their power to keep you.

And then there is that sworn oath a juror HAS to take. Or do they?
A military oath preempts everything else. No higher oath exists.
If you took a military oath, you can not take any other oath that might diminish or violate that oath.
Military oath is for life.

Mask mandates are not laws.
Those violate 18 USC section 241 and 242.

Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown

The amendable characteristic of the constitution makes it possible to realize our mistakes.  Firearms and alcohol are a tumultuous mistake to be incorporated into our social arrangement and therefore with the amendment characteristic of our constitution this is to be reasonably realized and the forces of the constitutional process put forward to eliminate these diseases.

Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown

An individual with no clue of right and wrong, which every firearm carrier displays, has no right to carry a firearm. Firearm individuals or their supporters cannot even carry on a reasonable conversation.  No educated person carries a firearm. 

E Archer, NYC
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E Archer, NYC Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown 11/24/21

That's a pretty broad brush.  It completely negates your statement.

Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown

Individuals with firearms and their supporters/witnesses/alibi actively move through the territories looking for victims.  

Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown

Individuals with vision, reason, heart, strength, character have no use for firearms.

E Archer, NYC
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E Archer, NYC Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown 11/26/21

Every totalitarian regime has disarmed the populace.  An armed citizenry is the primary defense against servitude to the State.

fredrick william sillik, Anytown

When you put down your firearms you become supplied with your wits.

fredrick william sillik, Anytown

In your youth, you are immediately exposed to firearms. The community wants to display its means to your demise.  The lack of real employment leads you to the military where you become a carrier. In your youth you are confused between what is wrong and what is right.  You seek out education.  You realize the firearm or the bow and arrow, for that matter,  are going to be of any use in the modern social arrangement.

fredrick william sillik, Anytown

Correction: Your realize the firearm or the bow and arrow, for that matter, are not, repeat, not going to be of any use in the modern social arrangement.

fredrick william sillik, Anytown

Correction number 2: You learn that the firearm or the bow and arrow, for that matter, are not of any use to anyone in the modern social arrangement.

fredrick william sillik, Anytown

Correction number 2: You learn that the firearm or the bow and arrow, for that matter, are not of any use to anyone in the modern social arrangement.

fredrick william sillik, Anytown

For me, the firearm was not that interesting, ever.  The firearm or any weapon for that matter becomes an obsession for most of the population unfortunately, however.  The immature weapons  interested individual spends time practicing their weapons and then arrive at the conclusion, "hey I spent all that time practicing its time to use this skill for real."

fredrick william sillik, Anytown

The weapons individual proceeds, with assistance of other predators, to find their victim and try to get a shot off.
These weapons individuals are racist, sexist, and needless to say, abusive.  A ploy for these individuals is to associate with a racist of another race so that one of these individuals can get a shot off at a person of his or her own race while having an altercation with someone of another race, their different race racist associate starting trouble, which was the reason for the association in the first place.   A cheap idea of some responsible race relations and gun ownership.

fredrick william sillik, Anytown

Another ploy is to witness one of "parents" zip wildly through the department store with, baby on board of coarse, stroller with "mommy,"  firearm ready in her purse, for any who would be foolishly interfere.

Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown

Correction:, for anyone who would be foolish enough to interfere.

Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown

Firearm are a no win circumstance.  It's the no win lose/lose incident.  Firearms ownership is so popular in this society individuals seem to be getting away with murder, literally, and claiming self defense.  This is a clear biased, partial, politically motivated psychosis that keeps the unjustified firearm mindset existing. Letting, the clearly fire-armed individual commit murder and letting them off scot free.  Firearms are a societal social  psychosis.

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