YOUR Right to Remain Silent
Update: End of November, 2011
You have the Right to Remain Silent. This is a basic Common Law RIGHT, and trumps anything & everything else ... such as demands to fill out Census Forms, Electoral Register, Birth Certificates, TV Licencing ... indeed ANYTHING ... including letters warning you of the 'dire penalties' for not complying with whatever has (or will ever be) written into Statutes.
You have the RIGHT to Remain Silent.
AND -NEVER- -EVER- FORGET THAT.
This includes "not saying anything", "not writing anything" ... and "not signing anything" you would choose not to say, write or sign.
Whenever a Policyman might arrest you, and 'cautions' you, this is the FIRST THING he must tell you.
So ... take him at his word!
This means NOT signing any Bail Acceptance he may offer you, once he has charged you.
If you get a letter, making demands for information, you can write back this letter(*). Simply add your address at the top, and a date (as normal), before printing it. DO -NOT- SIGN IT IN YOUR OWN 'NAME'. DO -NOT- PUT PEN TO PAPER. Leave it 'signed' as printed ("Peaceful Inhabitant", etc). Just put it in an envelope, stapled to the UNFILLED-IN form you have been sent, and post it back "Received signed for".
(* Click here for the one I sent to the Borough Solicitor)
If anyone ever suggests that your 'silence' is evidence of 'guilt', then your response would be: "Guilt? Guilt of what?"
Their answer would be something like: "Evidence you have refused to fill out the form".
Your response would be: "Do not, on any account, fret or bother yourself with such 'evidence'. I perfectly agree that I have not filled out the form ... and the fact that it is still blank is proof of that. But I'm not 'guilty' of anything, because I have the mitigating circumstance of 'lawful excuse' ... the fact being that I'm standing on my LAWFUL RIGHT TO SILENCE".
If they are sufficiently STUPID as to actually take you to Court, you can ask the Magistrates if they are 'Justices of the PEACE' THEY WILL CONFIRM THAT THEY ARE EXACTLY THAT.
So you can then say: "I have the Common Law RIGHT to Remain Silent, and that is about as peaceful as anyone could possibly be. You, as Justices of the PEACE, have SOLEMNLY-SWORN to uphold the PEACE. Thus you MUST uphold my RIGHT to PEACE, and MUST (THEREFORE) IMMEDIATELY DISMISS THIS CASE. If you don't do that, then I will dismiss it myself. However, if I have to do it for you, then I will also have you arrested and charged under the Statutory Declarations Act 1835, Section 13, for UNLAWFULLY ADMINISTERING YOUR OATHS OF OFFICE, and not upholding my RIGHT to live in PEACE".
The Charge Sheet you will fill in ... and hand back into the same Court Offices (so take a blank copy with you!) can be found here. (Just the second page is all that is necessary ... but you could hand in the first page as 'subsidiary explanation').
Veronica, November 2011
Update: End of November, 2011 - 'Twisting the knife'
You could, if you wished, 'twist the knife' a little further by adding the following "PS" to any letter:
"PS If I were to fill out your paperwork, I would sign it very clearly "Under Protest & Duress". Consequently everything filled in would be null & void IN LAW and, as a consequence, would not count - because it would not be legally or lawfully binding."
Veronica, End November 2011