June 4, 2012
The Logan Act
“Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measdisputes or controversies with the United Staures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any tes, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both…”
To be absolutely clear –Any citizen without United States authority who speaks intentionally of influence with foreign government officials about disputes or controversies any country has with America shall be fined and imprisoned.
Americans attending the Bilderberg conference in Chantilly, Virginia this past weekend violated the Logan Act. Given this is America these individuals are innocent until proven guilty, however that is a process for the courts. Each American citizen attending the meeting should prove to a jury of his or her peers that in fact they did not engage discussion with foreign government officials with the intent to influence the conduct of that foreign government in the context of an existing dispute or controversy with the United States. It is not up to executive branch offiicials with the intent to influence the conduct of that foreign government in the context of an existing dispute or controversy with the United States. It is not up to executive branch officials, legislators, police, military or media to decide their guilt or innocence –it is up to the courts. That being said, it seems clear sufficient probable cause, motive and opportunity exists to issue arrest warrants.
Historical Origins of the Logan Act
The Logan Act all begins with a treaty between America and Britain called the Jay Treaty. You can research the contents and reasons behind the Jay Treaty on your own, it is only important here to understand that it angered the French who had been a staunch ally of America since the 1778 Treaty of Alliance. America had declared neutrality in the conflict between Britain and France and the Jay Treaty violated that neutrality. Pouring salt into that wound America also refused to re-pay debts owed to France, suggesting the debt was owed to the French monarchy and not to the newly founded Republic of France. The French were furious and began seizing American trade ships and refused to accept an American ambassador to negotiate. This spurred the Quasi-War.
Along comes a physician, farmer and future United States Senator named George Logan. As the founder of the Democratic-Republican society in 1793 he was not well liked by the coalescing and strengthening Federalist Party who lusted for an American central bank. In 1798, Logan travelled to Paris and met with the infamous French diplomat Charles “lame devil” Talleyrand and former exile Philippe Merlin de Douai, who held the highest political office in the new French republic. Like modern American Bilderberg participants Logan identified himself as merely an American citizen and like modern Bilderberg meetings they discussed matters of general dispute, controversy and interest to the French foreign power.
George Logan reported an expanding American anti-French sentiment, while he insisted that he did not intend to explain America’s position nor criticize French positions. He was merely there to discuss general matters emanating from the controversy and dispute evident in the mutual relations between France and America. The success of Logan’s trip is largely due to the timing as the French were anxious to extricate themselves from foreign entanglement to focus on domestic issues. Only days after Logan’s departure American seamen held in French jails were released and the trade embargo was lifted. Praise was showered upon Logan by Democratic-Republican newspapers and this drew the ire of the dominant Federalist Party.
Then Secretary of State Timothy Pickering, charged with conducting the nation’s foreign policy, suggested to Congress that they act to curb individual interference with sovereign foreign affairs. With very little debate the Logan Act glided through the Federalist majority House and Senate. George Logan would become a United States Senator representing Pennsylvania from 1801 to 1807. Irony would later see George Logan dispatched on an unsuccessful private diplomatic mission to avoid the War of 1812. So, the Logan Act was historically conceived by a Secretary of State to protect the State Departments authority.
Today the State Department allows their responsibility to be hi-jacked by foreign lobbyists, corporate interests, privately conceived and controlled “think tanks,” and international legislative bodies such as the United Nations. This is the very premise for convening the annual Bilderberg meeting and the corresponding premise for the Logan Act. The mainstream media facilitates the dilution of sovereign American foreign policy by ignoring the facts and history, disguising it with misguided articles that place the word “conspiracy,” or by suggesting nothing tangible is being accomplished.
The Case for Arrest
Most arrests occur after carefully resolving three primary issues. These three issues are probable cause, motive and opportunity. The nature of the Bilderberg Group as a means to foster cooperation on political, economic, and defense issues juxtaposed with the Logan Act’s stated goal to prevent unauthorized American citizens from mingling with foreign officials to resolve commonly perceived controversy and dispute within and between societies –is the probable cause.
The American citizens who attended this meeting, in a private capacity, with a wide swath of foreign officials appeared on a list issued by the Bilderberg Group itself. The nexus of individuals and their collective power and wealth speaks volumes about the motive. Motive is evident as all reasonable people have no doubt these American citizen-foreign official discussions concerned disputes and outstanding controversies. It is not hard to extrapolate the implications of this conduct, collaboration to change each others societies in accordance with the collective elite agenda. Indeed great motive exists for profit, influence, power and secrecy. Secrecy is essential, especially for those Americans committing felonies under the Logan Act.
Foreign citizens and officials would not fly annually to America and other nations for the Bilderberg meeting if they did not intend to dispute at least one American political, economic, and defense issue as controversial. The opportunity to court a self-appointed American elite citizen to discuss the patrons underlying dispute or controversy is the point of meeting. The very nature of the Bilderberg meeting is motive enough for making arrest one step closer to reasonable. The ultimate motive is the formation of a new world order under a central global government and currency, in which these elites and their progeny will take up various power positions within the ivory tower.
We all witnessed the opportunity as the patriotic independent press descended upon the nest of felonious Americans taking the opportunity to resolve their global comrade’s outstanding disputes. The opportunity to violate the Logan Act was taken from May 31-June 3, 2012 by the following American citizens. They do have the right to remain silent, but they better consider if they were authorized by the United States to speak with intention to influence foreign government officials about disputes or controversies. It can be said then the following are without alibi.
American Suspects Reasonably Eligible for Immediate Arrest
Ajami, Fouad Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Alexander, Keith B. Commander, Cyber Command; Director, National Security Agency
Altman, Roger C. Chairman, Evercore Partners
Collins, Timothy C. CEO and Senior Managing Director, Ripplewood Holdings, LLC
Daniels, Jr., Mitchell E. Governor of Indiana
DeMuth, Christopher Distinguished Fellow, Hudson Institute
Donilon, Thomas E. National Security Advisor, White House
Evans, J. Michael Vice Chairman, Head of Global Growth, Goldman Sachs & Co.
Ferguson, Niall Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History, Harvard University
Gephardt, Richard A. President and CEO, Gephardt Group
Goolsbee, Austan D. Professor of Economics, University of Chicago
Graham, Donald E. Chairman and CEO, Washington Post Company
Harris, Britt CIO, Teacher Retirement System of Texas
Hoffman, Reid Co-founder and Executive Chairman, LinkedIn
Huntsman, Jr., Jon M. Chairman, Huntsman Cancer Foundation
Jacobs, Kenneth M. Chairman and CEO, Lazard
Johnson, James A. Vice Chairman, Perseus, LLC
Jordan, Jr., Vernon E. Senior Managing Director, Lazard
Karp, Alexander CEO, Palantir Technologies
Karsner, Alexander Executive Chairman, Manifest Energy, Inc
Kerry, John Senator for Massachusetts
Kissinger, Henry A. Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc.
Kleinfeld, Klaus Chairman and CEO, Alcoa
Kravis, Henry R., Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co
Kravis, Marie-Josée Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Krupp, Fred President, Environmental Defense Fund
Li, Cheng Director of Research, John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings Institution
Lipsky, John Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Johns Hopkins University
Liveris, Andrew N. President, Chairman and CEO, Dow Chemical Company
Mathews, Jessica T. President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Mehlman, Kenneth B. Partner, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
Mundie, Craig J. Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Microsoft Corporation
Noonan, Peggy Author, Columnist, Wall Street Journal
Orszag, Peter R. Vice Chairman, Citigroup
Perle, Richard N. Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
Rattner, Steven Chairman, Willett Advisors LLC
Rogoff, Kenneth S. Professor of Economics, Harvard University
Rose, Charlie Executive Editor and Anchor, Charlie Rose
Ross, Dennis B. Counselor, Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Rubin, Robert E. Co-Chair, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Treasury Secretary
Schmidt, Eric E. Executive Chairman, Google Inc.
Shambaugh, David Director, China Policy Program, George Washington University
Speyer, Jerry I. Chairman and Co-CEO, Tishman Speyer
Thiel, Peter A. President, Clarium Capital / Thiel Capital
Warsh, Kevin Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Wolfensohn, James D. Chairman and CEO, Wolfensohn and Company
Yergin, Daniel Chairman, IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates
A Secret Cabal
Attendance by American executive and legislative representatives allows for placement of these individuals in positions of power in return for deep cutting influence into legislative and executive action. Academics allow for the expert advice needed to craft legislative language and legitimize the resulting actionable agenda. Intelligence officials provide access to a military and intelligence spying apparatus to track and tamp dissenters. Internet information giants attend to share demographics and human intelligence data. Media moguls control the media spin and the impact of the dissenter’s response by flooding news headlines with non-Bilderberg information or using the word conspiracy as much as possible. Banker tycoons stand by ready to finance any and all emanating contracts necessary to resolve disputes and controversies surrounding political, economic or defense related issues. Federal Reserve super-predators swirl around smiling at the potential for printing all this new money.
Notice few of these organizations are sending low-level organizational actors, indeed this is the cream of the crud. The importance of each of these attendees within the organizational structure speaks to the impetus for keeping the meeting secret. The unfortunate historic weak interpretation of the Logan Act has yet to strike fear in any of them. Inherent in these cabal connections is their ability to hire top-level attorneys that would fight a conviction brought by the Logan Act. Secrecy in tandem with cabal style meetings is essential to ensuring foreign collaborators disputes and controversial inputs concerning the direction of American foreign policy can be converted into “legitimate” legislation to effect the American trajectory.
Upon being arrested, their discussions with foreign officials should be evaluated by a judge and jury to determine if they included American disputes and controversies. It is important to understand these are only the Americans foolish enough to allow their name to be included on the list, thus this list is not exhaustive. If you and I attended a meeting with this many foreign officials we would at least be subjected to arrest, perhaps not convicted, but most definitely arrested.
You Can’t Have America
We already have three think tanks that meet. They are called the Legislative Branch, the Executive Branch and the Judicial Branch. These branches guide our State Department and these individuals are tasked with conducting our foreign policy. Within each of these structures we have scholars attached and ample opportunity and brainpower to consider the foreign and domestic policies of America. All of these branches have at their disposal anytime they should need it the expertise of American corporations. The red-headed step-child agitator in the room is named the Federal Reserve. It is these evil global central banker currents that thrash our three branches of American government against the rocks. Insisting and facilitating elitist global comrades to shape society and feed the step-siblings voracious appetite for printing money to engorge on interest.
Local police officials and federal trolls were focused on arresting people impeding traffic even though their police cruisers were in fact impeding traffic. When they should have been arresting every single American inside the Marriot engaged in the stated Bilderberg goal of resolving foreign official disputes and controversies pertaining to sovereign American political, economic, and defense issues. Mostly police and civil disturbance officers stood around with blood-thirsty scowls, confused by normalcy bias that reassured and internally justified their anger. It remains to be determined what expense was incurred by the Fairfax county police department and Federal law enforcement. Public Information requests will be filed to determine what the cost turns out to be.
The Westfield Marriott must have made a petty fortune providing the cave for these elitist jackals, while more than a thousand dedicated patriots howled at the cave entrance. We know you are in there and we will never stop until you stop. BilderBergers will have to meet without Americans. America belongs to Americans and not the phony self-appointed American elite. You will not achieve a new world order as Americans will protect and defend our nationality, freedoms and liberties to the death! To quote Stevie Ray Vaughan and Doyle Bramhall, Sr., “We are never safe from the truth, but in the truth we can survive!”
This article was posted: Monday, June 4, 2012 at 10:54 am
The Logan Act (18 U.S.C.A. § 953 ) is a single federal statute making it a crime for a citizen to confer with foreign governments against the interests of the United States. Specifically, it prohibits citizens from negotiating with other nations on behalf of the United States without authorization.
Congress established the Logan Act in 1799, less than one year after passage of the ALIEN AND SEDITION ACTS, which authorized the arrest and deportation of ALIENS and prohibited written communication defamatory to the U.S. government. The 1799 act was named after Dr. George Logan. A prominent Republican and Quaker from Pennsylvania, Logan did not draft or introduce the legislation that bears his name, but was involved in the political climate that precipitated it.
In the late 1790s, a French trade embargo and jailing of U.S. seamen created animosity and unstable conditions between the United States and France. Logan sailed to France in the hope of presenting options to its government to improve relations with the United States and quell the growing anti-French sentiment in the United States. France responded by lifting the embargo and releasing the captives. Logan's return to the United States was marked by Republican praise and Federalist scorn. To prevent U.S. citizens from interfering with negotiations between the United States and foreign governments in the future, the Adams administration
In 1984 Democratic presidential candidate Jesse Jackson met with Cuban president Fidel Castro and later described a ten-point agreement the two had reached. His negotiations with Castro may have violated the Logan Act, but Jackson was not prosecuted.
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quickly introduced the bill that would become the Logan Act.
The Logan Act has remained almost unchanged and unused since its passage. The act is short and reads as follows:
Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
This section shall not abridge the right of a citizen to apply, himself or his agent, to any foreign government or the agents thereof for redress of any injury which he may have sustained from such government or any of its agents or subjects.
The language of the act appears to encompass almost every communication between a U.S. citizen and a foreign government considered an attempt to influence negotiations between their two countries. Because the language is so broad in scope, legal scholars and judges have suggested that the Logan Act is unconstitutional. Historically, the act has been used more as a threat to those engaged in various political activities than as a weapon for prosecution. In fact, Logan Act violations have been discussed in almost every administration without any serious attempt at enforcement, and to date there have been no convictions and only one recorded indictment.
One example of the act's use as a threat of prosecution involved the Reverend JESSE JACKSON. In 1984 Jackson took well-publicized trips to Cuba and Nicaragua and returned with several Cuban political prisoners seeking ASYLUM in the United States. President RONALD REAGAN stated that Jackson's activities may have violated the law, but Jackson was not pursued beyond a threat.
The only Logan Act indictment occurred in 1803. It involved a Kentucky newspaper article that argued for the formation in the western United States of a separate nation allied to France. No prosecution followed.
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Roth, Brad R. 1993. "The First Amendment in the Foreign Affairs Realm: 'Domesticating' the Restrictions on Citizen Participation."
Temple Political and Civil Rights Law Review 2 (spring).
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