George Washington, Ben Franklin….Larry Klayman? Indeed, the Judicial Watch founder says he will save the legacy of the country’s founders with his “citizens’ grand jury” investigating the Obama administration. In a column today entitled “People power: Philadelphia 1776 - Ocala 2013,” Klayman writes that he is happy to humbly lead the “second American revolution” and, like the founders, organize people to “rise up and preserve our freedoms… before a less desirable alternative could again prove necessary to restore the republic.”
It is a tragedy that with each passing day, the American people are learning of and having to endure yet another government scandal – at a time when the nation is also headed down the tubes both ethically and morally. Surely, corruption has reached a new level during the reign of President Barack Obama – but we are also forced to ask ourselves: Where are the checks and balances that were put in place by our Founding Fathers? Few and far between are principled and strong figures in the other two branches of government, the legislative and the judiciary, who are willing or able to stand up to the unprecedented tyranny we now are being subjected to by our executive branch. And, these other two branches also have seen their fair share of corruption, particularly of late. Under these sad circumstances, the American people themselves are groping for a vehicle to express their frustration and mete out justice for the crimes that have been committed against them and the nation.
It was for that reason that I took it upon myself to exercise the God-given rights of citizens to control their own fate and initiate citizens' grand juries in a place that represents the heart of America: Ocala, Fla. Ocala, which sits in historic Marion County, is a place that is down to earth, generally conservative in its way of life and thought, and very religious and forward thinking. Like the race horses that are bred there – the region is the world's capital of breeding and training – the city has not only swiftly moved into the future, but has kept its old world Southern ways and traditions. It is the perfect place to wage a second American revolution, legally and peacefully. I got to know Ocala well during my 2004 Florida campaign for the U.S. Senate, when I had my campaign headquarters located there.
The list of criminal charges emanating from Ocala is growing, and it could prove endless. See www.citizensgrandjury.com. But, for now, as citizens prosecutor, I am proceeding to try these government and judicial officials for these alleged crimes. The trials will commence shortly, and they will serve as a beacon for the American people to return to their foundations first established in my birthplace of Philadelphia in 1776.
It was thus fitting that by the end of the week, I found myself in Philadelphia – traveling there on the Navy SEAL Team 6 scandal. I had just filed a civil complaint against Vice President Biden and other top government officials for the deaths of our fallen heroes. Feeling sentimental, I took the time to pass by the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall late at night, where the Declaration of Independence had been conceived of and signed by our Founding Fathers, commencing our first revolution. These monuments were an inspiration, lighted up like the beacon of freedom they represent.
Today, 237 years later, the citizenry must again rise up to preserve our freedoms, and the Ocala citizens' grand jury is one way to try to bring this about – before a less desirable alternative could again prove necessary to restore the republic.