[Before you start reading, let me assure you that this remedy is for you whether you are a christian or not. I, specifically, am not a christian, but used to claim this status. The fact that is relevant is that the court will ask you to swear in on a BIBLE. So that is THEIR authority. (The same bible that prohibits swearing in James 5:12)]
Romans 3:4 KJV “God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.”
He who claims (or the accuser) has the burden of proof (Legal maxim) – (This is the basis of Innocent Until Proven Guilty)
Testimony requires you to “swear in.” Criminal cases prohibit compulsory testimony, but civil cases are a nasty animal, in that someone can haul your ass into court, and the court can “compel” (force) you to testify against yourself. This RELIEVES the plaintiff of the burden of proof, since they can force you to testify (provide evidence) against yourself. If you don’t comply, the judge can hold you in contempt…
UNLESS, there is a remedy to that bullshit…. And it just so happens, THERE IS…
The Bible that they ask you to swear in on -Is the place where the remedy can be found. And then, CASE LAW affirms your right to use it…
Here’s an excerpt from my FREE e-book COUNTER THESPIANAGE that explains it with illustration:
“ABOUT BEING COMPELLED TO TESTIFY: In civil cases, often, the court is rigged where you are compelled to testify against yourself.
Here is a technique I learned from George Gordon, and I want to pass it along to you. Using this technique, you should NEVER have to testify again!
Imagine that you have been subpoenaed in a civil case to testify:
Plaintiff’s Attorney: I hereby call John Doe as my next witness. You proceed to the stand, and the clerk will say: “put your left hand on the bible, and raise your right hand. Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?”
Judge: “What did you say?”
YOU: “Judge, this bible right here says, in the book of Romans, chapter 3, verse 4, ‘God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That thou mightest be justified in thy sayings, and mightest overcome when thou art judged.’ And Judge, this verse clearly says that I am a liar, and only God is true. So if God says I am a liar, I cannot, in good conscience, come into this courtroom and attempt to claim otherwise. I am a liar, so my testimony will do you no good.
Now, Judge, United States v. Rylander (460 U.S. 752, 757, 103 S.Ct. 1548, 75 L. Ed. 2d 521 <1983>) shows that a party’s inability to comply with a judicial order constitutes a defense to a charge of civil contempt, and I surely cannot claim to be truthful, when the same bible you are askin me to swear in on says I am a liar, which creates an impossibility for me to swear in, unless, of course, you want to go on record as re-writing the bible with authority to do so.” (This last part is in anticipation of the probable threat from the judge to “hold you in contempt” if you don’t swear in.
The question to respond with, is “What are you going to do, Judge, hold me in contempt for admitting I am a liar and backing it up with the authority YOU have presented???”)
[NOTE: It takes real cajones to stand up to the intimidation level that court is equipped to foist upon you. The thing to remember is that if you ask them questions which require them to explain why you are wrong, and they can’t answer them, they leave you with no remedy. Justice ALWAYS requires a remedy.]
The look on the judge’s face should be priceless, mirroring the look on the face of the lawyer trying to get you to testify against yourself. I find joyful irony in the fact that the Romans 3:4 verse specifically states that you can “overcome” judgment with this technique.
There you go, it’s yours to use, if you choose. They are the ones asking you to swear in on a bible that prohibits swearing, which is a PRIME example of the contradictions of the “law” exposed by this book. (Using their tricks, and their words to destroy their egomaniacal attempts to hoodwink you is called “efficiency.”) By keeping the burden of proof on the one making the claim, and by refusing to assist them in their attempt to hang you, you can win more often and easier.
They are claiming that you have a duty (and are able) to swear in. Using the same bible they present for this to happen on, show the verse, and then ask them to prove that the bible is without authority… Pretty simple. “Either this bible is correct in saying I’m a liar, or you are more powerful than the “god” you claim wrote this bible. Which is it, Judge?”
My third rule is “NEVER argue.”