19 July, 2021 13:00

Open Letter to Federal Judge Kathleen M. Williams RE: Donald Trump v. Facebook & Mark Zuckerberg
by Cris Ericson | July 19, 2021 – 7:21am

OPEN LETTER To FEDERAL JUDGE KATHLEEN M. WILLIAMS RE: THE CASE OF
FORMER PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP V. FACEBOOK & MARK ZUCKERBERG, filed in FLORIDA,
A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT WHICH COULD HAVE THOUSANDS OF CLASS
MEMBERS:

Your Honor,
I want to join this lawsuit FILED IN FLORIDA but I want to be in a class of my own.
I have not been able to find any other political candidates who
were on any official State election ballot for the Nov. 3, 2020
election and who were permanently banned from facebook.com
in October 2020 prior to the election but while some voters were
already voting on mail in ballots, including U.S. Military people
from around the world and people who were on vacation and
chose to vote on write-in ballots.

I have “standing” to assert my claim because I was a political
candidate for the Nov. 3, 2020 election on the ballot in Vermont
and many Vermonters had already fled to Florida for the winter
and vote on absentee write-in ballots. Facebook.com kicked
me out permanently with no right to appeal and no reason
given in October 2020 after I posted a link to the Vermont
Secretary of State website listing political candidates,
including myself, on facebook.com on
pages on facebook.com where I hoped to reach Vermonters
who spend the winter in Florida. The Vermont Secretary of
State website gave photos of candidates for the Nov. 3, 2020
election, contact information and a brief candidate statement.

Your Honor, it can snow in Vermont up to 6 months or more
a year. The temperature can go to 25 degrees below zero.
Trying to reach Vermonters who flee to Florida and vote on
write-in absentee ballots is necessary for political candidates.
Facebook.com kicked me out permanently with no reason given
and no right to appeal in October 2020 which affected the number
of votes I received in the Nov. 3, 2020 general election in Vermont.

Former President Donald Trump’s class action lawsuit against
facebook.com and Mark Zuckerberg may only have representative
plaintiffs listed who are Republicans, and I am not a Republican.
An investigation needs
to determine if any of my opposing political candidates who
were Republicans or Democrats conspired with facebook.com
by asking facebook.com to kick me out. I was on the ballot
as a Progressive Party candidate, and the Republicans and
Democrats view me as taking votes away from them. My
political opinions are different from theirs. It could even be
members of the Vermont Progressive Party who may have
contacted facebook.com and asked facebook.com to kick
me out. I won the Progressive Primary Election in the summer
for five statewide offices and I was on the Nov. 3, 2020 general
election ballot for Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of
State, Auditor, and Treasurer.

For a representative plaintiff in a class action to prevail,
apparently there have to be around 25 similar plaintiffs.
In my case, I have searched for months for other candidates
who were permanently kicked off of facebook.com prior
to the Nov. 3, 2020 election and so far I have found no others.
I am alone. If I am not included in former President Donald
Trump’s class action lawsuit against facebook.com and
Mark Zuckerberg, then I am still stuck in cyberspace without
any legal recourse.

Please send your suggestions to me certified mail:
Cris Ericson
879 Church Street
Chester, Vermont 05143-9375
(802)875-4038

https://www.lw.com/thoughtLeadership/TheClassActionsGuide-US
… Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v Dukes (131 S. Ct. 2541 (2011)) ,
the Supreme Court overturned a grant of certification
to a nationwide class of 1.5 million
female Wal-Mart employees because
the class failed to show that the suit involved
common issues
where there was no single discriminatory policy,
but rather numerous
independent decisions
affecting class members in different ways.
… the class could not meet the
Rule 23(a)(2) (Federal Rules of Civil Procedure)
“commonality” requirement…
…Potential claimant
To serve as a named plaintiff, a potential claimant
must satisfy two fundamental
requirements. First, the putative plaintiff
must be a member of the class that it seeks to
represent. Second, the putative plaintiff
must itself have “standing” to assert its claim.
… a plaintiff will generally have standing where it alleges that it was
harmed directly by the defendant….

global.practicallaw.com/classactions-guide
…QUALIFICATION, JOINDER AND TEST CASES
…Certification/qualification
…the representative plaintiff must first meet each of the four
prerequisites of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23(a):
• The class must be so numerous that a joinder of all members is impracticable.
• There must be questions of law or fact common to the class.
• The claims or defences of the representatives must be typical
of the claims or defences of the class.
• The representative parties must fairly and adequately protect the interest of the class.
… Rule 23(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure:
• The prosecution of separate actions
could potentially establish inconsistent standards
…• Common issues of law and fact predominate over individual issues…
… the court determines before trial
whether named plaintiffs
meet the requirements to maintain a class action.
If so, the
court “certifies” the class for trial, and the class action proceeds. …
…unless the representative
plaintiffs attempt to amend their class claims,
plaintiffs will be left to pursue their claims
individually.
… Rule 23(a) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
requirement of a number of plaintiffs in the class
requires case-specific consideration,
courts have held that classes of at least 25 plaintiffs are sufficient.

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/07/07/trump-big-tech-lawsuit-498536
“The litigation reflects a push to get courts to wade into the debates
around free political speech online that have split Democrats and Republicans
across Washington and brought most legislative efforts at platform regulation
to a standstill.”…”Trump’s suit against YouTube was assigned to
Judge K. Michael Moore, a George H.W. Bush appointee.
The case against Twitter was assigned to Judge Robert N. Scola Jr.,
a Barack Obama appointee. The suit against Facebook was assigned to
Judge Kathleen Williams, also an Obama appointee.”

Judge Kathleen Mary Williams
Trump v facebook 21-cv-22440,
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida (Miami).
They’ Trump asked the court to overturn Section 230
of the Communications Decency Act
Jul 7, 2021 · Docket for Trump v. Facebook, Inc .
Clerks Notice of Judge Assignment to
Judge Kathleen M. Williams. Pursuant to 28 USC 636(c)
Clerk’s Office
Divisional Operations Manager
Bryan McGuinness 954-769-5419
Operations Supervisor – West Palm Beach
John Ditullio 561-803-3400
Operations Administrator – Miami Docketing
Yvette Alexander 305-523-5200
305-523-5250
305-523-5200
305-523-5080
Southern District of Florida
United States District Court

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Cris Ericson is an American marijuana legalization activist and perennial political candidate
for public office in Vermont.

10 July, 2021 19:02

Did Facebook.com (the corporate “person”) and Mark Zuckerberg
violate Title 18 U.S.C. Section 600?
codes.findlaw.com/us/title-18-crimes-and-criminal-procedure/18-usc-sect-600
Whoever, directly or indirectly, promises any employment, position,
compensation, contract, appointment,
or other benefit, provided for
or made possible in whole or in part by any Act of Congress,
or any special consideration in obtaining any such benefit,
to any person as consideration, favor, or reward for any political activity
or for the support of
or opposition to any candidate
or any political party
in connection with any general or special election to any political office,
or in connection with any primary election or political convention or
caucus held to select candidates for any political office, shall be fined
under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

Or did Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi violate this section?

Title 18 United States Code Section 600
Promise of benefit for political activity?
Whoever, directly or indirectly promises any benefit
made possible in whole or in party by an Act of Congress,
to any person as consideration, favor or reward for any
political activity
for the opposition to any candidate
in connection with any general election to any political office,
or in connection with any primary election,
shall be fined.

Why do I ask these questions?
I am trying to absorb and understand former President
Donald Trump’s attorney’s Brief filed July 7, 2021.
Case 1:21-cv-22440-XXXX Document 1 Entered on FLSD Docket 07/07/2021
DONALD J. TRUMP, the Forty-Fifth
President of the United States, ELIZABETH
ALBERT, KIYAN AND BOBBY
MICHAEL, AND JENNIFER HORTON,
INDIVIDUALLY AND ON BEHALF OF
THE CLASS,
Plaintiffs,
v.
FACEBOOK, INC., and MARK
ZUCKERBERG,
Defendants.


60. Below are just some examples of Democrat legislators threatening new
regulations, antitrust breakup, and removal of Section 230 immunity for Defendants and other
social media platforms if Facebook did not censor views and content with which these Members
of Congress disagreed, including the views and content of Plaintiff and the Putative Class
Members:
 “But I do think that for the privilege of 230, there has to be a bigger sense of
responsibility on it. And it is not out of the question that that could be removed.”
(Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, April 12, 2019);
 “The idea that it’s a tech company is that Section 230 should be revoked, immediately
should be revoked, number one. For Zuckerberg and other platforms.” (Joe
Biden/Interview in December of 2019 and published January 2020);
 “We can and should have a conversation about Section 230 – and the ways in which it
has enabled platforms to turn a blind eye as their platforms are used to . . . enable
domestic terrorist groups to organize violence in plain sight.” (Statement of US Sen.
Mark Warner on Section 230 Hearing on October 28, 2020.);

Case 1:21-cv-22440-XXXX Document 1 Entered on FLSD Docket 07/07/2021 Page 13 of 4414
disinformation.” (March 2021 Joint Hearing of the Communications and Technology
Subcommittee)
 “There’s no Constitutional protection for using social media to incite an insurrection.
Trump is willing to do anything for himself no matter the danger to our country. His
big lies have cost America dearly. And until he stops, Facebook must ban him.
Which is to say, forever.” (Rep. Adam Schiff’s Tweet, May 5, 2021)
61. Democrat legislators not only voiced their threats (e.g., new regulations and
removing Section 230 immunity) to social media platforms but also employed additional
measures to deliver their unmistakable message that they were prepared to act against the social
media platforms if Defendants did not increase their censorship of disfavored views and content
of Plaintiff and Putative Class Members…

So, Did Facebook.com (the corporate “person”) and Mark Zuckerberg
violate Title 18 U.S.C. Section 600?

Or did Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi violate this section?

Title 18 United States Code Section 600
Promise of benefit for political activity?
Whoever, directly or indirectly promises any benefit
made possible in whole or in party by an Act of Congress,
to any person as consideration, favor or reward for any
political activity
for the opposition to any candidate
in connection with any general election to any political office,
or in connection with any primary election,
shall be fined.

10 July, 2021 11:04

To: Matthew Lee Baldwin, Esq.
Florida Bar No. 27463
815 Ponce De Leon Blvd., 3rd floor,
Coral Gables, Florida 33134
Telephone (305)631-2528
Matthew@VargasGonzalez.com
and
Service8@VargasGonzalez.com

Dear Attorney Matthew Lee Baldwin,

God Bless You and your staff for defending freedom of speech!
I would be happy for you to add me to this class action lawsuit it
you can represent me pro-bono contingency fee.

I want you to know that I was on the official election ballot
for the November 3, 2020 election in Vermont
for statewide offices, and I was permanently kicked out of
facebook.com with no reason given, and no appeal
in the middle of October 2020.

From my point of view, facebook.com is an illegal political action
committee in it’s entirety, taking money from participants worldwide
and not segregating those funds, and promoting some candidates
while permanently kicking off others, like me.

Facebook has created a worldwide cyber government of
un-elected officials, and this is a facist, totalitarian dictatorship.

Facebook.com has psychologically tortured users for years
by kicking them off temporarily and demanding they identify
their adult friends, whom they did not know as children,
by childhood photos of those friends in Halloween costumes.

Facebook.com has psychologically tortured users for years
by demanding “captchas” that can not be done, and other
vicious methods to keep people from logging in to their account,
including disabling their computer with viruses, allegedly.

Now, facebook.com has elevated itself into a worldwide
facist, totalitarian, dictatorship and allegedly illegal
political action committee promoting Democrats and
not just Democrats, but kicking out 2016 primary election
Democrat candidates,
like me in 2016, who were competing against Democrat
candidates who could allegedly afford to pay facebook.com
to kick off their primary election opponents.

Facebook.com gives political “pages” to candidates they
prefer, while in the 2020 primary election in Vermont while I
ran as a Progressive Party candidate for U.S. Congress
House of Representatives, I was not allowed by facebook.com
to have a political “page”.

Finally, in October of 2020, facebook.com permanently kicked
me out with no reason given, and no opportunity to appeal.

I lost the statewide election in Vermont on Nov. 3, 2020.

Facebook.com is evil, un-American, totalitarian, facist,
and a dictatorship with the clear intent to promote its choice
of Democrat party candidates, while excluding others.

People often struggle with why God allows evil people to rule.
Mark Zuckerberg is pure evil, tearing friends and families apart
by kicking them off facebook after having allowed them on,
and after taking all of their personal information to sell to
advertizers, he has made slaves by profiting off of all the
worlds’ people. He has favored one religious group over
another by kicking off Christians before Christmas, allegedly.

I will quote here from your Brief on behalf of former President
Donald Trump filed July 7, 2021 in the United States District
Court in the southern district of Florida:

IN THE UNITED SATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA, MIAMI DIVISION
Donald J. Trump, …Plaintiffs,
v.
Facebook, Inc. and Mark Zuckerberg, Defendants.

CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT FOR:

FIRST AMENDMENT VIOLATION

… Page 8 …

“Facebook also has developed a powerful tracking platform,
CENTRA,
that allows Facebook to monitor its Users’ speech and activity,
not only on each individual User’s Facebook page, but also
that Users’ speech and activity on
any other social media platform
across the entire Internet –
and across all of that User’s Internet-connected devices as well….

By using CENTRA tracking platform,
Facebook has the ability not only to censor
(i.e., flag, shadow ban, etc.)
or otherwise constrain its own Facebook User’s
constitutionally protected speech, but also potentially
to censor Facebook Users
on other social media platforms.”…

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cris_Ericson
Cris Ericson is an American marijuana legalization activist and perennial political candidate
for public office in Vermont.

7 July, 2021 08:07

Environmental Policy
by Cris Ericson | July 6, 2021 – 8:33am

Why doesn’t the news report that the newly enacted voting rights
law in Vermont is really a water rights-for-corporations bill?
The new voting rights are for permanent residents who are not
citizens of the United States of America, and for people here on an
“indefinite basis”. H. 277

https://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.227

The population of Winooski, Vermont, the subject of H. 277
is fewer than 8,000 people. The number of foreigners who
come to work in Winooski as “permanent” or “indefinite”
residents, with voting rights in that city, will soon out-number
the voters who are citizens of the United States of America.

Which companies, besides beer and other beverage manufacturers and
bottled water producers, want to use the water resources of
Winooski River, which flows into Lake Champlain from which
one-third or up to 250,000 Vermonters draw their drinking water?
IS THE PEOPLES’ DRINKING WATER AT RISK FROM POLLUTION
BY THESE MANUFACTURERS?

BERNIE BEER in WINOOSKI, VERMONT
https://www.wcax.com/2021/02/09/winooski-brewing-company-creates-bernie-beer/

Marijuana grow-ops use water!

Marijuana company Slang buying Vermont firm for at least $17 million
MJBizDaily
6 days ago · Marijuana company Slang buying Vermont firm for at least $17 million.
Published June 29, 2021. Cannabis consumer packaged goods and brands company…
https://mjbizdaily.com/marijuana-company-slang-buying-vermont-firm-for-at-least-17m/

Vermont cannabis dispensary and CBD business CeresMED sells for $25 million
Burlington Free Press
1 week ago · Vermont’s market for adult retail sales of marijuana will open to Ceres
and other licensed producers when taxes and regulations are finalized in…
https://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/2021/06/28/burlington-vt-ceresmed-pot-weed-dispensary-cbd-business-sold-toronto-canada-slang-worldwide/5370239001/

MARIJUANA HYDROPONIC GREEN HOUSE: pre-flowering – amount of nutrient solution water
a hydroponic plant should get each day is about 1 to 2 gallons
for a plant up to 4 feet/1.2 meters in diameter. A larger plant needs more water .
Amount Of Water For Hydroponic Marijuana Plants – a1b2c3.com
https://www.a1b2c3.com/Marijuana-Nutrients-And-Hydroponics-009.html
and
https://www.green-technology.org/gcsummit18/images/Water-Cannabis.pdf

Our viewpoint—cannabis legalization – ScottsMiracle-Gro …
scottsmiraclegro.com › Who we are › Where we stand
Assuming the cannabis industry continues along its current growth trajectory,
the total number of people employed in the field will reach 300,000 by 2021
https://scottsmiraclegro.com/who-we-are/where-we-stand/cannabis-legalization/

HOW DO BEER BREWERIES AND MARIJUANA GROW OPERATIONS
POLLUTE WATER?

How to Dispose of Hydroponic Nutrients Safely & Legally – GAIACA
www.gaiaca.com › dispose-hydroponic-nutrients
Apr 27, 2020 · Learn how to safely dispose of hydroponic nutrients and water in …
For example, nitrogen pollution from water runoff can wreak havoc on local ecosystems. .
.. If your hydroponic system is used to grow cannabis, the waste …
https://www.gaiaca.com/dispose-hydroponic-nutrients/

Recirculation Hydroponics: Best Practices For Recirculation …
www.rxgreentechnologies.com › rxgt_papers › recirculating-hydroponics
DUTCH BUCKET HYDROPONICS: Also known as deep water culture (DWC);
this system is ideal for larger plants, including Cannabis. … for less nutrient material
to be used, further reducing input costs and potential pollution from waste water.
https://www.rxgreentechnologies.com/rxgt_papers/recirculating-hydroponics/

IF YOU ARE ONE OF THE APPROXIMATELY 250,000 VERMONTERS WHO
DRAW YOUR DRINKING WATER FROM LAKE CHAMPLAIN,
WHICH THE WINOOSKI RIVER FLOWS IN TO, KNOWING THAT NOW,
FOREIGNERS CAN VOTE IN LOCAL ELECTIONS IN WINOOSKI
AND WORK THERE AND OWN MARIJUANA HYDROPONIC GREEN HOUSES
IN WINOOSKI, ARE YOU HAPPY NOW WITH NON-CITIZENS BEING
ALLOWED UNDER THE NEW VERMONT LAWS TO VOTE IN VERMONT?

https://legislature.vermont.gov/bill/status/2022/H.227

2021
VT LEG #357140 v.1
No. M-6. An act relating to approval of amendments to the charter of the City of Winooski.
(H.227)
It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Sec. 1. CHARTER AMENDMENT APPROVAL
The General Assembly approves the amendment to the charter of the City of Winooski
as set forth in this act. Voters approved the proposal of amendment on November 3, 2020.

Sec. 2. 24 App. V.S.A. chapter 19 is amended to read:

CHAPTER 19. CITY OF WINOOSKI
* * *
19 Vermont Statutes Annotated section § 105. POWER OVER WATER RESOURCES

(a) No citizen person,
association of citizens persons,
domestic corporation corporate entity, or municipality, or any combination thereof,
may develop, conserve, or use in whole or in part the water resources of the
Winooski River as it flows through the City of Winooski
for a water power project located in whole or in part in the City of Winooski
without obtaining the approval of the City Council of the City of Winooski
in addition to any other necessary State or federal agency approvals.
* * *
§ 201. CITY MEETINGS
The annual City meeting shall occur on the first Tuesday in March,
and shall be warned in the manner provided by general law. Special City meetings
No. M-6 Page 2 of 7
2021
VT LEG #357140 v.1
shall be called and warned as provided by general law.

All elections, voter registration and qualifications,
absentee voting,
and the conduct of such City meetings
shall be controlled by general law section 202 of this charter.
All matters shall be considered by
Australian ballot.

§ 202. QUALIFIED VOTERS
(a) Voter registration, qualification, absentee voting,
and conduct of elections at all annual and special meetings
shall be as provided by general law.

The qualifications of voters in State and federal elections
shall be as provided by general law.

The qualifications of voters in the City meetings
shall be the same as those prescribed by law for voters in town meetings
and all municipal elections shall be as set forth in subsection (b) of this section.

(b) Notwithstanding 17 V.S.A. § 2121(a)(1),
any person,
including persons who are non-U.S. citizens,
may register to vote in any City meeting
or municipal election who,
on election day:
(1) is a legal resident of the City;
(2) has taken the Voter’s Oath; and
(3) is 18 years of age or older.
(c) As used in subdivision (b)(1) of this section, “legal resident of the City”
means any person who is a resident of the City
and is a United States citizen
or resides in the United States
on a permanent
or indefinite basis
in compliance with federal immigration laws.

No. M-6 Page 3 of 7
2021
VT LEG #357140 v.1
(d) The City Clerk shall maintain a voter checklist for City meetings and municipal elections,
in accordance with subsection (b) of this section, and shall
keep the City checklist separate
and apart from the voter checklist
maintained for State and federal elections.
(e) The voter checklists maintained by the City Clerk for municipal,
State, and federal elections shall be subject to the protections
given to the Statewide voter checklists pursuant to 17 V.S.A. § 2154.
* * * * * *
§ 717. TAX CLASSIFICATION
(a) Except for the property of utilities subject to regulation by the
Vermont Public Utility Commission,
all personal
and real property set out in the grand list
that is not used
as residential property, farmland, and vacant land zoned
“recreation, conservation, and open space (RCO)” public recreation,
conservation, or open space lands shall be
classified as nonresidential property
and shall be assessed at taxed
by applying the tax rate on 120 percent of fair market the assessed
value of the property; and further provided that inventories
shall no longer be set out in the grand list of the City as taxable personal estate.
Properties upon which in-lieu-of-tax payments are made shall be likewise
classified and assessed for the purposes of such payments.
* * *
No. M-6 Page 7 of 7
2021
VT LEG #357140 v.1
§ 903. OATH OF OFFICE
All elective officials of the City shall, before assuming office, take, subscribe, and file with the City Clerk the following oath:
“I ________ solemnly swear or affirm, under penalty of law, that I will faithfully execute the Office of ________ of the City of Winooski to the best of my judgment and abilities, according to law, so help me God or I so affirm.”
* * *
Sec. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE
This act shall take effect on passage.
Became law by the June 24, 2021 legislative override of Governor’s veto.

The Winooski measure, H.227
allows legal residents to vote in both
city government
and school district elections,
while the Montpelier measure, H.177
applies only to
city government elections.”…

H. 177 VT LEG #356308 v.1
H.177
An act relating to approval of an amendment to the charter of the City of Montpelier
It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Sec. 1. CHARTER AMENDMENT APPROVAL
The General Assembly approves the amendment to the charter of the City of Montpelier
as set forth in this act. Voters approved the proposal of amendment on November 6, 2018.
Sec. 2. 24 App. V.S.A. chapter 5 is amended to read:
CHAPTER 5. CITY OF MONTPELIER
* * *
Subchapter 15. City Voter Checklist
§ 1501. ELIGIBILITY OF NONCITIZEN VOTERS

(a) Notwithstanding

17 V.S.A. § 2121(a)(1),

any person may register to vote
in Montpelier City elections who on election day is a citizen of the United States
or a legal resident of the United States,

provided that person otherwise meets the qualifications of
17 V.S.A. chapter 43.

(b) A noncitizen voter shall not be eligible to vote on any
State or federal candidate
or question by virtue of registration under this section.

AS PASSED BY HOUSE AND SENATE H.177
2021 Page 2 of 3
VT LEG #356308 v.1

§ 1502. CITY VOTER CHECKLIST; CITY CLERK DUTIES TO
MAINTAIN
The City Clerk shall maintain a City voter checklist composed of voters
eligible to vote in City elections under 17 V.S.A. chapter 43
and this subchapter
and shall keep
this City voter checklist separate
from any other voter checklist.

The City Clerk shall develop all necessary forms and procedures for
implementation of this subchapter.

§ 1503. CITY ELECTION BALLOT
In any election involving a federal, State, county, special district, or school district office
or question and a City question or City office,
the
City Clerk shall prepare a ballot
that contains only the City questions and candidates,
except for justices of the peace.

§ 1504. DEFINITIONS
As used in this subchapter:

(1) “Legal resident of the United States”

means any noncitizen
who resides in the United States
on a permanent
or
indefinite basis
in compliance with federal immigration laws.

(2) “Noncitizen voter” means

any voter who registers
and qualifies to vote in City elections
under section 1501 of this charter…

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Cris Ericson is an American marijuana legalization activist and perennial political candidate
for public office in Vermont.

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3 July, 2021 17:53

Indendence Day in Vermont hi-jacked by state legislature over-riding governor’s veto of international mafia-type new law:
Passed into VT state law H.227 and H.177 – no citizen may develop or use water resources of the Winooski River which flows through Montpelier & Winooski without state approval but non-citizens can; and non-citizen residents of these 2 cities can vote in city elections if they have permanent or “indefinite” residency, including voting absentee. The Winooski River flows into Lake Champlain from which one-third Vermonters draw their drinking water – putting them at risk of foreign billionaires polluting the drinking water with new beverage bottling plants. There appears to no longer be any such immigration status as “indefinite” permanent resident.

28 June, 2021 07:28

Voting Rights; or DID THE VERMONT STATE LEGISLATURE
JUST SHRED THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE?
SHAME, SHAME, SHAME ON THEM!!!
by Cris Ericson

The cities of Winooski, VERMONT and Montpelier, VERMONT
voted to allow non-citizens to VOTE in their
local elections and the Vermont State Legislature PASSED these Bills
into LAW by over-riding Republican Governor Phil Scott’s VETO.

I am not a Republican, BUT,
Was Vermont Governor Phil Scott right to veto the legislation?
What action could he take now to put the Vermont State Legislature
back on track with the rest of the United States of America?

O.K., so I have a few immediate concerns:
will the foreigners help to vote new parking laws
in the city of Montpelier, the capitol of Vermont?
Don’t mess with my parking!!!
Next, will the foreigners in the city of Winooski
help to vote to make
worse laws polluting the holy hell out of Lake Champlain
from which one-third of Vermonters draw their
drinking water? (and I like to swim there, too.)

IS A VOTE BY A NON-CITIZEN A CONTRIBUTION TO THE
POLITICAL CAMPAIGN OF THE PERSON WHO IS VOTED FOR?

52 United States Code Section 30121: Contributions and donations
by foreign nationals.

https://codes.findlaw.com/us/title-52-voting-and-elections/52-usc-sect-30121.html
(a) Prohibition
It shall be unlawful for–

(1) a foreign national, directly or indirectly, to make–

(A) a contribution or donation of money
OR OTHER THING OF VALUE,
or to make an express or implied promise to make a contribution or donation,
in connection with a Federal,
State,
or LOCAL ELECTION;

(B) a contribution or donation to a committee of a political party; or

(C) an expenditure, independent expenditure, or disbursement
for an electioneering communication
(within the meaning of section 30104(f)(3) of this title); or

(2) a person to solicit, accept, or receive a contribution or donation
described in subparagraph (A) or (B) of paragraph (1) from a foreign national.

(b) “Foreign national” defined
As used in this section, the term “foreign national” means–

(1) a foreign principal, as such term is defined by section 611(b) of Title 22 ,
except that the term “foreign national” shall not include any individual
who is a citizen of the United States; or

(2) an individual who is not a citizen of the United States
or a national of the United States (as defined in section 1101(a)(22) of Title 8 )
and who is not lawfully admitted for permanent residence,
as defined by section 1101(a)(20) of Title 8 .

https://vtdigger.org/2021/06/24/vermont-senate-overrides-vetoes-of-noncitizen-voting-measures-approves-housing-bill/
By Landen and Norton https://vtdigger.org
June 24, 2021
…”The charter changes to Winooski and Montpelier will now become law….
The Winooski measure, H.227
allows legal residents to vote in both city government
and school district elections,
while the Montpelier measure, H.177
applies only to city government elections.”…

H. 177 VT LEG #356308 v.1
H.177
An act relating to approval of an amendment to the charter of the City of Montpelier
It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:
Sec. 1. CHARTER AMENDMENT APPROVAL
The General Assembly approves the amendment to the charter of the City of Montpelier
as set forth in this act. Voters approved the proposal of amendment on November 6, 2018.
Sec. 2. 24 App. V.S.A. chapter 5 is amended to read:
CHAPTER 5. CITY OF MONTPELIER
* * *
Subchapter 15. City Voter Checklist
§ 1501. ELIGIBILITY OF NONCITIZEN VOTERS
(a) Notwithstanding 17 V.S.A. § 2121(a)(1), any person may register to vote
in Montpelier City elections who on election day is a citizen of the United States
or a legal resident of the United States,
provided that person otherwise meets the qualifications of 17 V.S.A. chapter 43.
(b) A noncitizen voter shall not be eligible to vote on any State or federal candidate
or question by virtue of registration under this section.
AS PASSED BY HOUSE AND SENATE H.177
2021 Page 2 of 3
VT LEG #356308 v.1
§ 1502. CITY VOTER CHECKLIST; CITY CLERK DUTIES TO
MAINTAIN
The City Clerk shall maintain a City voter checklist composed of voters
eligible to vote in City elections under 17 V.S.A. chapter 43 and this subchapter
and shall keep this City voter checklist separate from any other voter checklist.
The City Clerk shall develop all necessary forms and procedures for implementation of this subchapter.
§ 1503. CITY ELECTION BALLOT
In any election involving a federal, State, county, special district, or school district office
or question and a City question or City office, the City Clerk shall prepare a ballot
that contains only the City questions and candidates, except for justices of the peace.
§ 1504. DEFINITIONS
As used in this subchapter:
(1) “Legal resident of the United States”
means any noncitizen who resides in the United States
on a permanent or indefinite basis
in compliance with federal immigration laws.
(2) “Noncitizen voter” means
any voter who registers and qualifies to vote in City elections
under section 1501 of this charter…

Republican Vermont Governor Phil Scott should ask:
Is it unconstitutional for a non-citizen to vote in a
local election in any State of the United States of America?
What types of laws are unconstitutional?

The U.S. Supreme Court decision declared in
Roe v. Wade (1973) that prohibiting abortion is unconstitutional;
and Brown v. Board of Education (1954), the Supreme Court
of the United States ruled that racial segregation
in public schools to be unconstitutional.

https://law.justia.com/constitution/us/state-laws-held-unconstitutional.html
Three separate lists of Supreme Court decisions appear below:
part I lists cases holding state constitutional or statutory provisions unconstitutional,
part II lists cases holding local laws unconstitutional,
and part III lists cases holding that state or local laws are preempted by federal law.

Article III, Section 2 of the
United States Constitution:
In all Cases affecting Ambassadors,
other public Ministers and Consuls,
AND THOSE IN WHICH
A STATE SHALL BE A PARTY,
the Supreme Court of the United States shall have original Jurisdiction.
In all the other Cases before mentioned,
the U.S. Supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction,
both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions,
and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make.

WHAT IS AT RISK BY FOREIGNERS BEING ALLOWED TO
VOTE IN TWO OF THE LARGEST CITIES IN THE STATE OF VERMONT?
The people of the United States of America fought hard for
our freedom from control by foreigners. Why is the Vermont
State Legislature giving our Country back to foreigners
symbolically by allowing them to vote in the capitol city of
Vermont, Montpelier, and in Winooski, Vermont by Lake Champlain
from which one-third of Vermonters draw their drinking water
and are at risk of local sewage disposal laws which foreigners
might help pass?

The DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE
Action of Second Continental Congress, July 4, 1776
The Unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

When in the Course of human Events, it
becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the
Political Bands which have connected them with
another, and to assume among the Powers of the
Earth, the separate and equal Station to which the
Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them,
a decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind
requires that they should declare the causes which
impel them to the Separation.

We hold these Truths to be self-evident,
that all Men are created equal, that they are
endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable
Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and
the pursuit of Happiness-That to secure these
Rights, Governments are instituted among Men,
deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the
Governed, that whenever any Form of Government
becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of
the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute
new Government, laying its Foundation on such
Principles, and organizing its Powers in such
Form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect
their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will
dictate that Governments long established should
not be changed for light and transient Causes;
and accordingly all Experience hath shewn, that
Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are
sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing
the Forms to which they are accustomed. But when
a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations, pursuing
invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce
them under absolute Despotism, it is their Right, it
is their Duty, to throw off such Government, and to
provide new Guards for their future Security. Such
has been the patient Sufferance of these Colonies;
and such is now the Necessity which constrains
them to alter their former Systems of Government.
The History of the present King of Great-Britain
is a History of repeated Injuries and Usurpations,
all having in direct Object the Establishment of an
absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let
Facts be submitted to a candid World.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most
wholesome and necessary for the public Good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws
of immediate and pressing Importance, unless
suspended in their Operation till his Assent should
be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly
neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the
Accommodation of large Districts of People,
unless those People would relinquish the Right
of Representation in the Legislature, a Right
inestimable to them, and formidable to Tyrants
only.
He has called together Legislative Bodies at
Places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from
the Depository of their public Records, for the sole
Purpose of fatiguing them into Compliance with
his Measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses
repeatedly, for opposing with manly Firmness his
Invasions on the Rights of the People.
He has refused for a long Time, after such
Dissolutions, to cause others to be elected;
whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of
Annihilation, have returned to the People at large
for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean
time exposed to all the Dangers of Invasion from
without, and Convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the Population
of these States; for that Purpose obstructing the
Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to
pass others to encourage their Migrations hither,
and raising the Conditions of new Appropriations
of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice,
by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing
Judiciary Powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will
alone, for the Tenure of their Offices, and the
Amount and Payment of their Salaries.
He has erected a Multitude of new Offices,
and sent hither Swarms of Officers to harrass our
People, and eat out their Substance.
He has kept among us, in Times of Peace,
Standing Armies, without the consent of our
Legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military
independent of and superior to the Civil Power.
He has combined with others to subject us
to a Jurisdiction foreign to our Constitution, and
unacknowledged by our Laws; giving his Assent to
their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For quartering large Bodies of Armed Troops
among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from
Punishment for any Murders which they should
commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all Parts of the
World:
For imposing Taxes on us without our
Consent:
For depriving us, in many Cases, of the Benefits
of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for
pretended Offences:
For abolishing the free System of English
Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing
therein an arbitrary Government, and enlarging its
Boundaries, so as to render it at once an Example
and fit Instrument for introducing the same
absolute Rule into these Colonies:
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our
most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally
the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and
declaring themselves invested with Power to
legislate for us in all Cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by
declaring us out of his Protection and waging War
against us.
He has plundered our Seas, ravaged our Coasts,
burnt our Towns, and destroyed the Lives of our
People.
He is, at this Time, transporting large Armies
of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the Works of
Death, Desolation, and Tyranny, already begun
with circumstances of Cruelty and Perfidy, scarcely
paralleled in the most barbarous Ages, and totally
unworthy the Head of a civilized Nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken
Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against
their Country, to become the Executioners of their
Friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their
Hands.
He has excited domestic Insurrections
amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the
Inhabitants of our Frontiers, the merciless Indian
Savages, whose known Rule of Warfare, is an
undistinguished Destruction of all Ages, Sexes and
Conditions.
In every stage of these Oppressions we have
Petitioned for Redress in the most humble Terms:
Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by
repeated Injury. A Prince, whose Character is thus
marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is
unfit to be the Ruler of a free People.
Nor have we been wanting in Attentions to
our British Brethren. We have warned them from
Time to Time of Attempts by their Legislature to
extend an unwarrantable Jurisdiction over us. We
have reminded them of the Circumstances of our
Emigration and Settlement here. We have appealed
to their native Justice and Magnanimity, and we
have conjured them by the Ties of our common
Kindred to disavow these Usurpations, which,
would inevitably interrupt our Connections and
Correspondence. They too have been deaf to the
Voice of Justice and of Consanguinity. We must,
therefore, acquiesce in the Necessity, which
denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we
hold the rest of Mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace,
Friends.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united
States of America, in General Congress, Assembled,
appealing to the Supreme Judge of the World for
the Rectitude of our Intentions, do, in the Name,
and by Authority of the good People of these
Colonies, solemnly Publish and
Declare, That these
United Colonies are,
and of Right ought to be Free
and Independent States;
that they are absolved from
all Allegiance to the British Crown,
and that all
political Connection between them and the State of
Great-Britain,
is and ought to be totally dissolved;
and that as Free and Independent States,
Pur they have
full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract
Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other
Acts and Things which Independent States may of
right do. -And for the support of this Declaration,
with a firm Reliance on the Protection of divine
Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our
Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.
Signed by ORDER and in BEHALF of the CONGRESS,
John Hancock, President

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Cris Ericson is a perennial political candidate in Vermont.
879 Church Street, Chester, VT 05143
http://politics2022.org
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