Completing the First 1% of the Third Millenium….

I remember New Year’s Eve, December 31, 1999 in New Orleans—what an amazing party it was. My then 8 year old son rode on my shoulders as we were crushed among the crowds at Jackson Square. I recall we had a really good view and nearly a perfect vantage point at one early point about an hour before midnight, but got distracted by something and then by midnight we were just in the square crushed by what seemed like millions, looking at the fireworks from the Riverwalk by the Old Jax Brewery. Elena and I had discussed when deciding it was time to “get pregnant” with Charlie that it would be fun to have a child who would remember the transition between the 20th and the 21st century, and having Charlie in 1992 was almost the last chance to have such a child. Charlie was born during Hurricane Andrew in 1992 on August 23, 1992, in Palm Beach, Florida. It was an amazing event. We were on the first page of the Palm Beach Post the next day—a beautiful picture of Elena holding Charlie with me on the telephone in the background. We knew we were going to have a boy and it was a foregone conclusion he was going to be Charles Edward Lincoln IV, but we added the name “Andrew” as a second middle name, and among other oddities, the windows of St. Mary’s Hospital in West Palm Beach were all duck-taped with gigantic X-es, which on the horizontal hospital windows looked like transparent Scottish flags bearing St. Andrews’ Crosses.

This holiday vacation, as I mentioned before, is the first time since 2001-2002 that Charlie and I have been able to spend the entire Christmas and New Year’s holiday together. The fact that we have done so (in California) as well as the fact that we spent the past two summers together in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a tribute to Elena K. Lincoln’s spirit and willingness to compromise and/or admit de facto defeat or mistake, in the face of her de jure victory in Court, which was the event or series of events which changed my life, and caused me to take the paths I have taken in life since 2002.

Yes, during the past decade, the first 1% of the Third Millenium, I dedicated my life in large part to attacking the Texas Family Code, a tradition which I continue now in Florida, and would like to begin in California. The Texas Williamson County Family Court establishment was my first great confrontation with a major establishment. The City of Lago Vista Police abuse cases in my hometown/backyard in 1997-98, which ultimately got me disbarred in the W.D. Texas and , were just a very mild warmup to what became a major anti-establishment civil rights and reform career. Lago Vista Police Chief Frank Miller and his “prize” officer Bart Turek were my first major civil rights adversaries, but I did not hate them or even particularly dislike them. They had just instituted and upheld a misguided and injurious police policy in Lago Vista. The people I came to hate were those who destroyed my family and took my son away from me for during 2002-2007, with only a few respites. I have dedicated my life to exposing the lies and the evil embodied by Williamson County Judge Michael P. Jergins, Laurie J. Nowlin, J. Randall Grimes, and Michael Davis, as well as their henchment such as the crew of psychologists including Don Jones.

But this moment, these two weeks with my son, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, with the low hills of Catalina Island in the background, is one of the sweetest moments of my life, and I thank God, and Elena for it. I should note that I invited Elena here to share this moment not once but many times. There’s enough sleeping space here for three to be in private rooms, as was proved when Peyton and Charlie were both here for Thanksgiving. But Elena demurred, preferring to go to Cancun, ironically enough, since the Yucatan Peninsula was where Elena and I met in 1985.

Anyhow, to everyone out there, I wish a glorious and prosperous New Year 2010, and I hope that whatever happens to me, Charlie, and Elena, and to everyone else, that the next decade will be as full of emotional, psychological, and spiritual growth as the past decade has been for me. In every defeat and setback I have found the inspiration to move forward and see deeper truths and meanings, and for such experiences I can only be thankful to all who gave me such opportunities, even if they meant me harm by doing so. The absolute rock bottom low-point of this decade for me was clearly the death of my grandmother Helen in May 2001. But not a day goes by that I do not recall fondly and given thanks for the century of life my grandmother enjoyed on earth and at all the time I shared with her and her husband, my grandfather Al, who predeceased her by 21 years in 1980. The high points of the decade were all spent with my son, and none were higher than our days on Harvard Square and in California.

On this beautiful New Year’s Day looking West, I remember and give thanks to all my good friends and allies during the past ten years (whether we’re in contact to this day or not), in particular to my trustee, Peyton Yates Freiman, a more honest and truer soul does not exist! I also recall my oldest friends Helen S. Carr (the only person not related to me by blood who has remembered every birthday, Christmas, and intercardinal solstice or equinox to me since the 1970s) and John K. Naland, but also to my newest best friends just made in 2009, Robert J. Ponte, Dennis & Milenne DeLeon, Renada Nadine March, and (irony of irony’s, because I first heard of her as an adversary) Lisa Liberi. In this transitory life, in this “shake and bake” world we live in, there are many people who were once important to me whom I never see anymore, even if I have not forgotten them, but I hope that my new friends from 2009 will remain with me always.

No inventory of my most steadfast friends could ever be complete without “honorable mention” of Lisa Cook, my sister-in-law in Michigan, who talked to me and understood me and listened to me for years when to do so meant that her own husband’s family (my wife Elena’s relatives) would heap scorn upon her during “the war years” when Elena was calling me “Not Family, but Cancer in the House.” Lisa was always there for me and I tried always to be there for her, even when nobody else was. Charlie’s Brazilian Godmother Helir Arlotta from Palm Beach and Tarpon Springs, Florida, falls into this same category…. I don’t have Lisa’s new telephone number (I tried to reach her over the holidays) and Helir has vanished, but we do not and will not forget each other, I’m sure.

Throughout it all, the priests at St. Luke’s-on-the-Lake in Austin provided genuine friendship and support—and I will never forget them even though I might never spend much time in Austin again. Father James P. Jameson, a fellow Harvardian, Father Philip May, and Father Mike Wyckoff were there for me (during the “war years” with Elena) when I had no one else to whom I could turn. They are true Christians, true gentlemen, and truer friends than I ever deserved. Father May was actually willing to meet with me and Charlie in secret in 2005, to provide “aid and comfort” like the Church Martyrs of old….

I remember more often that they will imagine possible the close relationship I had over three years of tumultuous conflict with my steadfast attorneys during the “War Years” (withe Elena of 2003-2006 Francis Wayne Williams Montenegro and Valorie Wells Davenport. They worked mostly for free, certainly without any profit, and their dedication to my cause was incomparable, encapsulated in Francis Williams’ statement that he would support me even if threatened with a firing squad, and I believe he meant it at the moment, even though he and Valorie, once actually faced with an “offer they couldn’t refuse” by way of extortion or a “constructive bribe” from the Deputy Texas Attorney General James Carlton Todd, Mike Davis, J. Randall Grimes, and the obviously intimidated visiting Judge James F. Clawson (who replaced Jergins after the Federal suits), ultimately gave up the struggle rather than face sanctions. Francis and Valorie also introduced me to two good people Corinne Irwin and Rod A. Dal Sasso. I remember and pray for my late father Charles Edward, Jr., who supported my struggles until he could not stand to hear about them anymore.

I remember my friends in the Southern District of Texas early mortgage note battles: Dan Swank, Jacques S. Jaikaran, Mike Palma, Robert Bruce, and David A. Sibley (who despite some ironic vicissitudes, started off a friend and returned to friendly status) from 2006 and Jon Drew Roland, my first trustee and closest friend and ally from 2004-2007.

Daniel Louis Simon of Liberty Hill joined my crusade against the Texas Family Courts and Code and has become a steadfast and probably last-long friend. He holds the dubious distinction of having been sanctioned for following my lead against the Texas Family Courts and Code by Judge Walter Smith, who sanctioned Dan and me jointly and severally to the tune of $150,000.00 in March 2008 for the sole purpose of preventing us from continuing our crusade against the Texas Family Code in Federal Court. His continued friendship and support is a great comfort to me, and I hope I can provide the same for him.

Between January 2005 and September 2007, I went through major ideological transformations in my life, realizing that the “normal” paths to reform were all but closed in the United States. It was during these years that I also met and first had the privilege of meeting and working with Senator Jerry O’Neil of Columbia Falls and Kalispell, Montana. Many friends, even on this ten year list, have already come and gone out of my life, but I hope Jerry will remain my friend for all the rest of the days we might both be living on earth. He is the truest Patriot I know, one of the greatest constitutional scholars of the “Old School”, and one of the most honorable men on earth (in addition to being, as my son says, “the coolest guy I ever met”).

I remember my Florida friends and accomplices Nancy Jo Grant, Bob Hurt, Bill Trudelle, Pearl Lanier Bryan, and Kathy Ann Garcia-Lawson. Nancy is a hero who should be known to all Patriotic Americans. Bob, Bill, & Pearl have provided me with so much support and courage. Pearl is a warrior among warriors. Kathy Garcia-Lawson is in so many ways my soulmate, with regard to our parallel paths crusading against (respectively, the Texas and Florida) Family Law and Domestic Relations Courts. Kathy is such a paragon of the devoted, virtuous spouse committed to and still in love with her husband, even after five years since he left her, I can only stand in awe of her. Kathy breathes new meaning into the words “family” and “until death do we part.” Kathy’s funny, sassy, and spunky daughter Alexandra, and all of their friends whom I have met in Palm Beach Gardens, especially Claire and Rebecca. I love Kathy, her character, and her mind, and hope that she and I will also forever be friends. And yes, in connection with a person to whom Kathy introduced me, I even will toast on this day Orly Taitz whose affection and company “woke me up” in so many ways up through November 4, 2009—May she find peace and harmony and achieve freedom from want and freedom from fear sufficient that she might break free from the golden shackles that hold her prisoner in what may be a comfortable or even palatial prison.

And I would especially like to remember Vance Fecteau and Moshe Leichner, whom the Federal government continues to hold in prison, who were my closest friends during the worst 54 day period of my life, and who made even that extreme low moment a much brighter, more enlightened, and so more bearable moment. I doubt that it will happen within the next decade, but I pray for a day when America and the rest of the world will be truly free again, when 1-2% of the population will no longer be incarcerated or on supervised release of some sort, when crimes will be established and measured only by their actual injury to others, so that no person will ever again be incarcerated merely to increase the arrest rates and the prison population so that large corporations owned by major politicians can make larger profits. I can honestly say that all my experiences in the past decade have educated me and made me a better person and patriot.

12 responses to “Completing the First 1% of the Third Millenium….”

  1. Avatar Robert Ponte says:

    As I look west at the setting sun here in Ct. I really am moved by your story of the past decade. I look forward to our continued friendship and partnering. I have big ideas for 2010 and hope we can make the next decade a change for the better. Peace and blessings to you.

  2. Avatar Sir Charles says:

    Charles only a good Spirit could have written what you just wrote and I for one cherish your writing ability and your kind heartness Again I say Happy New Year!!I be your FRIEND my Brother truely truely God Bless!!!

  3. Avatar Toothpick says:

    Well said, Dr. Lincoln. But how do you know Orly Taitz will read it? Have you sent it off to her?

    I think you have bent over backwards being a gentleman towards her. She clearly neither appreciates nor reciprocates your kindnesses. I think it’s time to take off the gloves.

    • I actually both sent it to her and her nerdy lawyer Jonathan H. Levy and to Pamela Barnett and Alan Keyes (among others among her clients) and submitted it to her blog. I doubt that she will have the nerve to publish it as written by me. If Orly were even a tiny bit smart, she’d just drop everything, stop treating me like an enemy, apologize for pretending we weren’t closer than most peas in most pods for five months, and meekly apologize to me and her clients and supporters. Instead Orly does seem very anxious to have me as a lifetime enemy, and for that I am very sorry. But I was not her enemy and I have nothing to hide, which is more, I think, than she can say for herself.

  4. Avatar Brian Hodges says:

    Not a word on Taitz’s site, Dr. Lincoln. Instead, today she is blogging about how we have to take money from banks and George Soros and redistribute it to the poor!

    Did she become a socialist overnight? I can’t keep up with the woman.

    Good luck, by the way, in Florida. I hope her lies don’t hurt you.

  5. Avatar Toothpick says:

    Dr. Lincoln —

    Good luck on January 12th. May the winds of justice be at your back. And may Orly Taitz receive the comeuppance she so righteously deserves.

    I hope you are the instrument of her downfall.


  6. Avatar Toothpick says:

    Charles – We continue to pray for you. What is happening in the case in Florida?

    And have you seen Orly Taitz’s incompetent supposed notice of appeal filed in the Barnett case? She forgot to tell the court in the body of the notice who she was representing and never stated anywhere to which court she was appealing.

    Without you her papers are totally ineffective.

    You should tell the California Bar all you know about this legal disaster.

  7. Avatar T says:

    I came across your website after doing a search for others who may have had the Williamson County experience. My ex-spouse retained Grimes & Grimes “happened to” have our divorce case heard in Jergins’ court. Those familiar with battered womens’ cases in that county predicted a less than positive outcome for me as soon as they heard about the “attorney-judge combo”. What a travesty. God speed!

    • Naturally, I would very much like to hear more about your case. Judge Michael Jergins helped make me who I am, so I am deeply grateful to him. He showed me the cold-black “heart of darkness” of the Texas Judiciary—the pure unadulterated corruption of the Texas Family Code and the ethical and intellectual debauchery of modern society generally. J. Randall Grimes is his “errand boy”—that’s for sure. When I knew Grimes it was “Grimes & Copenhaver.” There are TWO of them now? Heaven help us! As a result of my four year crusade against Jergins, Grimes, and a few other of their allies, I was finally “banned” from filing any more legal actions in the courts of the state of Texas—pro se or by and through any attorney. My two for a while genuinely dedicated and heroic lawyers (2003-2006), Francis Wayne Williams-Montenegro and Valorie Wells Davenport, were offered (and accepted) “Constructive Bribes” of $50,000.00 in January-February 2006 from the Texas Attorney General if they would agree never to represent me again. In March 2008 I was banned even from further filings in the Four Federal Districts of Texas. Despite all this, I would offer any aid and comfort, assistance of any sort, that I could give to anyone who was really willing to fight the evil of the Texas Family Courts, the Texas Family Code, and the Federal Revenue Agent known as the Texas Attorney General whose very existence is betrayal of all that is decent, good, and Godly. Judge Jergins and J. Randall Grimes have a simple policy, consistent with the policy of the state of Texas: ALL Families must be dissolved and the WORST parent must always be given custody. This is policy is productive and successful for them, quite simply, because it MAXIMIZES & MULTIPLIES LITIGATION and hence lines the pockets and fills the bankvaults of the Judges and their cronies.
      Judge Michael Jergins is one of the most abusive, evil judges I have ever heard of and J. Randall Grimes is his unholy acolyte (a Sunday school teacher, too, I understand). In my vengeful moments, unChristian as I know they are, I have fantasies, evil, wicked fantasies based on some of the things Judge Jergins used to say to me, and (I’ve seen the transcripts) has also said to other litigants on more than one occasion, and that is, “You would do anything I told you to do for your children, right? You’d run through the streets naked or wear burning underwear for your children’s sake, right, if I told you to do that?” (This is a JUDGE, I’m quoting here…). So I have the fantasy of achieving a revolution in Texas where we can round up all the rotten lawyers and judges who have presided over so much misery and been instrumental in destroying so many families: and once we have arrested them all and given them a chance to defend themselves AT LEAST equivalent to the chances we never really had, we will put them all on a public “pen” display in the middle of the Central Plaza at Georgetown—they will live there like wild animals naked in summer and with nothing but their underwear in winter—J. Randall Grimes, Michael Jergins, Laurie J. Nowlin, and several dozen other lawyers and judges and sheriff’s deputies and policemen probably also. IT WOULD ONLY BE FAIR and therefore JUST. These men (and women) have no regard for the Constitution or fairness, so I think it would be totally reasonable for them to spend their old age miserable and suffering from “cruel and unusual punishments” which make real the threats they used to make to people like you and me. With God as my Witness, I will never give up the fight against the Brutal Texas Judiciary, the Unconscionable Texas Family Code, and the Stalinist Attorney General who supports all three. Cry, the beloved country! My home state of Texas once seemed so unbelievably free, and now it is just a prison and center for the Brave New World of globalism and “shake and bake” a-moral culture…..

  8. Avatar Kelly says:

    I would love any help you can give me on my CPS case. Judge Jergens is horrific in court he refuses to return my child because he thinks I am not guilty enough for being a recovering alcoholic. My son is 14 years old and has suffered lots of physical and emotional abuse in this system that he was put in for alleged “neglectful supervision”

    • Williamson County (Texas 395th Judicial District) Judge Michael Jergins in Georgetown & Round Rock needs to be hanged, drawn, and quartered after a fair trial by a jury of his peers (peers = people like him which would basically be a bunch of Stalinist Thugs). It is amazing to me that no one has successfully launched a recall or impeachment campaign against him. Since we can’t hang him, draw him, and quarter him, we need to abolish judicial immunity for civil rights violations. Only a jury should be able to deprive any person of the fundamental rights to life, liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness, and all other rights reserved to the people under the First, Fifth, Ninth and Fourteenth Amendments, and that would include child custody. The system needs to be reformed to take power away from the judges to do anything more than referee the process and temper the passions of the parties on both sides. Judges should only be able to make final or binding decisions in custody cases subject to jury approval or, with the express advance consent of the parties to waive a jury trial and submit the case to the judge, expressly acknowledging that they are waiving their fundamental constitutional rights when they do so. It remains my contention that the 1996 Amendments to 42 U.S.C. Sections 1983 & 1988 DO limit judicial immunity to actions taken clearly “within” each judge’s jurisdiction, narrowly defined. “Judicial Immunity” should = “Proper Exercise of Judicial Discretion” and should also = “Proper Exercise of Judicial Jurisdiction.” “Judicial Discretion” is pretty much defined by common law and can be altered or ratified by the agreement of parties. “Judicial Jurisdiction” is defined by Statute and cannot be altered by the agreement of parties. “Judicial Immunity” should be the synthesis of “Judicial Immunity” plus “Judicial Discretion” and should only be decided by juries—since there are no “peers” (strictly defined) in the United States, Judges must be judged in the exercise of their jurisdiction and discretion by “we the people”, as jurors sitting properly empaneled before another judge who is ALSO not immune. Judge’s should be procedural referees and little more, perhaps nothing more. Judge Michael Jergins should be absolutely nothing at all—hanging is probably too good for him—if it weren’t for the 8th Amendment I’d suggest boiling him in oil or else putting him in slightly less than boiling oil while being held by one of those mediaeval torture devices like the “iron maiden” or “pear” or something like that. Yes, Judge Jergins never showed respect for any provision of the constitutions, either of Texas or the United States, and now that my son is safely out of his jurisdiction (because he’s 18) I will now say what I’ve always wanted to: that if Jergins is ever brought to justice, I will make certain that he is exempted from the protection of the Eighth Amendment. But certainly, I would suggest that you demand and pronounce that under NO circumstances should anyone trust or access Jurisdiction in the Texas 395th Judicial District voluntarily or allow Jergins to serve as their judge AT ALL. Recuse him, disqualify him, do whatever is necessary to remove him from your case.

  9. Avatar Paul says:

    Jergins lifted a geographic restriction on temporary orders thereby punting my kids to Indiana, 1200 miles away.

    Temporary orders cannot be appealed except by Mandamus. Texas case law defines 13 factors that need to be considered BEFORE relocating kids to determine whether or not a relocation is in their interest. Because there is no appeal allowed for temporary orders, no evidence that a relocation is in the interest of the kids needs to be presented, and indeed, none was in the temporary orders hearing.

    Jergins turned Texas law on its head. My kids were relocated without so much as a discussion about what’s best for them.

    I demanded a jury trial because Jergins could not be the guy who punted my kids on temporary orders, and then be the guy who determines if they stay relocated on final orders.

    In that jury trial, the factors were used to keep the kids in Indiana. Then, he told the jury to stay in deliberations until they reached a verdict. He specifically told them that they could not be hung. He kept them in deliberations until 2 am and then made them come back the next day to deliberate further. He held them through a medical emergency of one of the jurors. He just simply held them until they caved.

    I shut down my business in Texas and moved to Indiana. The damage to my kids, my family and my career cannot be calculated.

    Randy Grimes, naturally, was the opposing attorney. A woman named Debbie Davis, a licensed clinical social worker, was assigned to the case by Jergins. She happens to be the wife of Mike Davis, an attorney in Round Rock. Mike, Debbie and Jergins are close personal friends to the point of taking skiing vacations together, among other things.

    One wonders why Jergins would punt kids out of state without any consideration of what is in their interest. That becomes clear when you read the complaint filed against Debbie Davis in my case. She was reprimanded by the Texas State Board of Social Workers and that reprimand was upheld on appeal. The puzzle becomes even more complete when you read the complaint against Jergins filed with Texas.

    Jergins protected his close personal friend from her own devious and harmful actions against my kids in an effort to preserve her license. He did this at the expense of my kids – the very people who he is sworn to protect.

    He needs to be removed. He is a menace.

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