What does sovereign immunity mean to the average American? I don't mean the legal definition, but rather what does it mean to you in the practical, every day, street level sense? It means there's not to much you can do about illegal government surveillance, because there are no checks and balances. Rule of law? Applies only to the peasants. For a real life example of what it means as to just how seriously they take (i.e. protect and defend) the average American's rights, read my open letter to Florida State Attorney Glenn Hess below and be sure to click on the hyper-link to my March 6, 2009 letter, which explains the particulars. An Open Letter to Florida State Attorney Glenn Hess
From Joe Keegan
Dear State Attorney Hess,
I sent you a letter, dated March 6, 2009
, along with evidence charging the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Holmes County Sheriff’s Department, and the West Florida Electric Co-operative Association with illegal electronic surveillance, and conspiracy. I also charged former State Attorney Steve Meadows and his Chief Assistant State Attorney with covering up. The USPS confirmed delivery of my EXPRESS MAIL envelope, Receipt Number: EH55 8363 395US, at 10:25 AM Monday, March 9, 2009. On March 18, 2009, I phoned your office, and asked to speak to you; instead, I was transferred to "Pam's" answering machine. I left a recorded message for “Pam” to ask if you had the chance to review my March 6, 2009 letter and VHS tape that your office received. I left my name, address, phone number, date of call, and requested that your office get back to me to schedule an appointment in order to resolve this matter. On March 20, 2009, I phoned your office and left another message on “Pam’s” answering machine.
On April 3, 2009, I faxed you a public records request seeking all files related to my March 6, 2009 letter referenced above. I called your office and an employee acknowledged receiving the fax. On April 7, 2009, I phoned the State Attorney Office employee that handles the Public Records Requests and left a message inquiring as to the status of my request. I still haven't received a return call from your office regarding either my complaint or Public Records Request.
Aren’t you required to at least respond to my complaint or else charge me with filing a false report? Have you viewed the VHS tape that I sent to you? Also, aren’t you required by law to respond to my Public Records Request? It is the law. Or, are there two sets of laws in Florida: One for the authorities and one for the citizens? Please reply by April 24, 2009. Thank you.
Bonifay (Holmes County), Florida
The Florida State Attorney is required by law to reply to my Florida Public Records Request. By failing to follow the law, he may have committed an impeachable offense. So, what do my March 6, 2009 letter, April 3, 2009 FL Public Records Request, and above open letter to him mean? It means that the average citizen has about as much rights as a bug. Arguably, a bug may have more, or at least more privacy, because they haven't numbered all of the bugs, yet.