On January 15, at 6:30 PM, Investigator Mike Zullo of the Cold Case Posse has been scheduled to give a presentation to a joint meeting of the Surprise Tea Party and the Sun City West Tea Party. Zullo will, according to the Sun City West Tea Party website, be speaking about issues from the 1950s that have a striking similarity to current events such as Agenda 21, World Government, etc. Specifically, he will be speaking about the Bricker Amendment and the Connally Reservation.
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Prior to my being sworn into the Cold Case Posse by Sheriff Arpaio on April 17, 2012, I provided information regarding the Connally Reservation and the Bricker Amendment and the abuse of treaty laws to Investigator Zullo in February and early March of 2012. In addition, I provided the name of Frank E. Holman, former President of the American Bar Association from 1948-1949, and the location of Mr. Holman’s personal papers currently warehoused at the former Sandpoint Naval Air Station in Seattle, WA. Mr. Holman was a Member of the Special Committee for the Organization of the Nations for Peace and Law in 1944 and 1945. Mr. Holman was also a member of the Special Committee for Peace and Law Through United Nations in 1946 and 1947. Mr. Holman was a Rhodes Scholar and the Senior Partner in the Seattle law firm of Holman, Mickelwait, Marion, Black & Perkins. The firm in 2006 became Perkins Coie and now represents President Barack Hussein Obama II.
Originally a supporter of the United Nations, Mr. Holman soon became an outspoken opponent of the United Nations and worked tirelessly at his own expense for 10 years to expose the socialist and internationalist agenda to transform America into a socialist state through international agreements, conventions, and treaties associated with the United Nations. The agenda to transform America through treaty law was best expressed by the Communist Party USA in the April 1945 issue of their official journal, Political Affairs:
Great popular support and enthusiasm for the [creation of the United Nations and] United Nations policies should be built up, well organized and fully articulate. But it is also necessary to do more than that. The opposition must be rendered so impotent that it will be unable to gather any significant support in the Senate against the U.N. Charter and the treaties which will follow. (my emphasis)
In 1952, in an address to the American Bar Association, Mr. John Foster Dulles, before he became Secretary of State, issued the following warning to the delegates:
The treaty-making power is an extraordinary power liable to abuse. Treaties make international law and also make domestic law. Under our Constitution treaties become the supreme law of the land. They are indeed more supreme than ordinary laws for congressional laws are invalid if they do not conform to the Constitution, whereas treaty laws can override the Constitution. Treaties for example, can take powers away from the Congress and give them to the President: they can take powers from the State and give them to the Federal government or to some international body and they can cut across the rights given the people by the constitutional Bill of Rights.
As a result of these warnings, Mr. Holman pushed forward with the need for a Constitutional Amendment which would, at a minimum, prevent a treaty or other international agreement that conflicts with any provision of the Constitution from being of any force or effect. Mr. Holman’s efforts, with the help of the American Bar Association, lead to the proposed Bricker Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which was submitted by Senator John Bricker along with sixty-three other Senators, as Senate Joint Resolution 1, in the 83rd Congress, 1st Session. The text of the Article is as follows:
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1.) A provision of a treaty which conflicts with this Constitution shall not be of any force or effect.
2.) A treaty shall become effective as internal law in the United States only through legislation which would be valid in the absence of treaty.
3.) Congress shall have power to regulate all executive and other agreements with any foreign power or international organization. All such agreements shall be subject to the limitations imposed on treaties by this article.
4.) The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
5.) this article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of its submission.
The Eisenhower administration (Republican Party) and the previous Truman administration (Democrat Party) worked feverishly to defeat the Bricker Amendment. As a result, the Bricker Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was defeated by 1 vote.
As a result of this vote, America, nearly six decades later, is now facing the prospect of a U.N. Small Arms Treaty that may lead to civilian disarmament in America. We also have President Obama, who under the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 21, is considered eligible to be President. Have you ever wondered why no court in the land has ever allowed discovery regarding President Obama’s eligibility? Look to treaty laws and other international conventions and agreements that the United States is obligated to follow with the United Nations. Agenda 21? Look no further than the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights from December 1948. Everyone has the right to national healthcare; a clean, green environment; and the ability to freely migrate from country to country. Yes, even illegal immigrants from Mexico have the human right to come to the United States if they feel they are being persecuted in their homeland. Open borders are a direct result of the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
All of the sovereignty-robbing treaty encroachments on our domestic law that the United States currently faces can be traced back to our entry into the United Nations treaty of 1945.
Some would argue that international treaties can’t override the Constitution. In fact, in 1957, the Supreme Court in Reid v. Covert stated it has regularly and uniformly recognized the supremacy of the Constitution over a treaty. That being said, it becomes clear that our elected officials are not following the rule of law and are imposing international treaties on America, and changing domestic law, all contrary to our Constitution. United Nations Agenda 21 is a glaring example of how the Constitution is being ignored by elected officials and trumped by an international agreement.
With the United Nations came the formation of the World Court. According to Mr. Holman, in a 1961 speech to the Suffolk Law School Alumni Association he stated:
The World Court is in no way bound or guided by any definite rules or principles of law. It is entirely free to make up its own rules and render any judgment it members can agree on, as influenced by each judge’s own particular legal concepts, and one may add, as influenced by his national pride or interest — and there is no appeal. It is against this heterogeneous court, largely made up of foreigners– a lawless court, because there are no established rules to govern its deliberations–that the Connally Reservation is designed to protect our American freedoms, both as individuals and as a nation.
The Connally Reservation was introduced in the Senate by Senator Connally of Texas and was passed by the Senate by a vote of 51 to 12 on August 2, 1946. In essence, it avoided the absolute adherence of the United States to the compulsory jurisdiction of the World Court. The United States was free to determine whether a matter was domestic and not under the jurisdiction of the World Court. The Connally Reservation is the key to keeping the World Court out of American affairs. Look for continued efforts to seek the repeal of the Connally Reservation by socialists and internationalists.
I provided much of the preceding information to Mike Zullo and the Cold Case Posse in late February and early March of 2012. Since then, I have done what I could to get the information about the dangers of treaty laws and our sovereignty-robbing entanglement with the United Nations disseminated to the public. On one occasion, on March 17, 2012, I had the rare opportunity to interview Mr. John Stormer on radio KFNX, thanks to A Call to Rights host Mr. Steve Kates. Mr. Stormer wrote the now famous 1964 book None Dare Call it Treason. On the air, Mr. Stormer confirmed my observations that I now offer here in this article. For those who have a copy of the DVD Agenda, Grinding America Down, Mr. Stormer is featured in the film making several observations about the socialist plan for America.
My question for Investigator Mike Zullo and the Cold Case Posse is this:
Why didn’t you prominently publicize the Holman information about the Connally Reservation, the Bricker Amendment, and Treaty Law abuse prior to the November 6, 2012 election?
In my opinion, you were in a prime position to expose this information with major impact prior to the election. You had the opportunity to show how America is being transformed into a socialist nation through international agreements and treaties. You had the very key to the process that socialists and internationalists are using to transform America. The public has for decades questioned the unseen mechanism that is transforming America. The abuse of Article VI of the Constitution and the unlawful utilization of international treaty laws by officials in government is the answer. Following the rule of man, instead of the rule of law, has altered our Constitutional Republic.
While I applaud Investigator Zullo for now bringing this information forward, and I would encourage people to attend the presentation on January 15, in my opinion, this information should have been prominently presented on a continual basis many months prior to the November 6, 2012 election. The Certificate of Live Birth investigation findings, along with Mr. Holman’s information about the dangers of treaty laws, the Connally Reservation, and the Bricker Amendment, should have been presented together. Had there been a sense of urgency to expose this additional information, it could have possibly saved us from an extension of the ongoing national crisis of the past four years.
I have always given credit to the good Lord for the idea to request Sheriff Joe Arpaio to criminally investigate the Obama Certificate of Live Birth. The good Lord also provided me with a 58 year old book I discovered on a dusty shelf that contained the name of Frank Holman on two pages within the book. Until the book was discovered, I had never heard of Mr. Holman. It didn’t happen by accident.
Frank E. Holman was a defender of the U.S. Constitution and American sovereignty. He continuously warned America about the dangers of treaty laws and the United Nations. He was a true American Patriot, and he believed in the following words of Thomas Jefferson:
In questions of power, let no more be said of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.
Sun City West, Arizona
Selected Speeches and Articles
By Frank E. Holman, Past President of the American Bar Association
Story of the Bricker Amendment
By Frank E. Holman
The Life and Career of a Western Lawyer 1886-1961
By Frank E. Holman
None Dare Call it Treason
By John Stormer
But We Were Born Free
By Elmer Davis
The resources listed above may be available for sale on the out of print book website:
Brian Reilly is an Arizona political activist who currently is on the board of Waking Up America, a pro-Constitution Christian group. He is a former board member of the Surprise Tea Party and the Sun City West Tea Party. While he was with the Surprise Tea Party, Reilly developed and initiated the plan to request Sheriff Joe Arpaio to criminally investigate the authenticity of President Barack Obama’s Hawaiian Certificate of Live Birth. From April 17, 2012 to June 30, 2012, Reilly was a sworn member of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Cold Case Posse.
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