Suppose you are arrested for wearing a
red shirt on a Monday?
are denied your right to be taken before a magistrate, and are
imprisoned under surprisingly cruel conditions. Stored in an isolated
cold cell for over a week, you are screamed at and threatened
frequently. You are promised repeatedly that you will never see
Meanwhile, your house
is taken over by dozens of armed men pretending to be federal agents.
Your name is slandered, your neighbors are threatened, your property
is plundered, and everything of no interest to them is scattered to the
furthest corners of your home. In addition, your business equipment is
disabled, and your computer files corrupted.
Eight days later you
are released, but not without threats of thirty-five years in prison,
for your supposed, yet non-existent crime.
You know that you have
done nothing unlawful—that there could be no such law in this country.
Furthermore, you are certain that you couldn't have been wearing a red
shirt on Monday because you don't particularly like the color red, and
you don’t even own one.
You could hire an
attorney and give him all your money. Perhaps it would be enough to
keep you out of prison—but then again, it might not. Every attorney
you talk to treats you as if you are the most despicable person in the
world, and without asking you a single question tells you that you are
going to spend many years in prison. You are not at all sure that
giving them any money is going to improve their attitude, or do you
What do you do?
The author of this book experienced a very
similar situation. What he did was a little unorthodox, but what he
learned as a result will likely change your perception of reality.