posted on Jun, 23 2012 @ 06:54 PM
The so called "Miranda rights" are more correctly called the Miranda Warning
You have the right to remain silent.
Anything you say or do can and will be held against you in a court of law.
You have the right to speak to an attorney.
If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you.
Do you understand these rights as they have been read to you?
Since all LEO's are required by judge mandate to read these "rights", no one need be bothered with learning their "Miranda rights" and since some
judge arbitrarily and whimsically wrote out precisely what he thought should be said to people facing arrest, all parents should be particularly
concerned about teaching their children their unalienable rights and distinguishing them from their "civil rights".
While you do certainly have the right to remain silent, and silence is golden, there are times when a few well placed words are more appropriate,
whether it be with an LEO or with a school administrator. Challenging jurisdiction requires speaking up, not remaining silent.
While it is most assuredly true that anything you say or do can and will be used against you in a court of law, challenging jurisdiction will always
be used against the court party, or school administrator asserting it. Children need not prove their school administrator lacks jurisdiction, that
administrator needs to prove through credible evidence they have it.
You and your children have much more than a right to speak to an (licensed) attorney, what you have, and what is Constitutionally mandated is that you
have the right assistance of counsel. If you are innocent of charges being brought against you and you wind up with an (licensed) attorney urging you
to take a plea bargain, that is not competent assistance of counsel, and the counsel you are being given is a betrayal of the ethical boundaries that
demand your assistance of counsel endeavor to zealously provide a strong defense. Surrender is not a strong defense.
If you cannot afford an attorney do not ever agree to accepting a "court appointed attorney" unless you can work that deal where you are not
required to sign over power of attorney and lose control of your defense strategy.
When read your "Miranda rights" and asked if you understand them as read, it is prudent to speak up and ask for the clarifications I have just
suggested. In doing so that LEO who has just read you the Miranda warning will - on one level or another - understand you are challenging