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Minnesota Courts attempt to land man on the Sun

On January 27, 2014, as this writer drove to a Court hearing for Lawyer Michelle MacDonald, a local radio station reported that North Korea had successfully landed a man on the Sun.

North Korea confirms it has landed a man on the Sun

The radio announcer went on to speculate about the degree of control the North Korean Government must have over its populace. And this writer also contemplated how the North Korean Government could so control the Populace’s perspective of reality to such a degree that they would accept such a preposterous assertion. What are children taught about the temperature on the moon? (indoctrination) or do other economic sanctions to the individual thwart North Koreans from determining truth for themselves and/or vocalizing that opinion? (suppression) or does North Korea’s version of our NSA round up those who dare ridicule the government and punish them (repression/oppression). And, in that frame of mind, a few minutes later this writer arrived at the Dakota County Courthouse in Hastings, Minnesota.

Before this writer goes further, it is important to note that he has delayed publicizing this story for 2 reasons: 1) The official record has a way of changing. The longer one waits, the more the record gets reduced to writing and becomes more difficult to erase. Transcripts by Court Reporters are notorious for being rewritten to suit the whims and desires of the “powers that be”; 2) Your government is so afraid of what this author writes that they have created technical difficulties and engaged in other retribution against this writer in violation of his 1st Amendment Rights. (I will write about this more in Part 2 of “Another Scam in the Minnesota perverse meritocracy”) With that side bar, we continue now with the rest of the story.

To begin with, our Courts like to subvert justice, and/or cover up injustice, by breaking related events up into separate individual issues. This hearing is one of a series of injustices your Minnesota Government and Judiciary are trying to cover up with regard to the matter of Divorce case of Sandra Grazzini-Rucki vs. David Rucki. In this matter, a year after the Divorce was finalized by a different Judge, Judge David L. Knutson took it upon himself to erase the original Divorce Order of Sandra Grazzini-Rucki vs. David Rucki. (So much for that alleged judicial precept that justice should be final so parties can get on with their lives) In this matter Judge David L. Knutson took the 5 children and the family home of 14 years away from Sandra Grazzini-Rucki on the basis of a phone call with no Due Process Pursuant to the Rule of Law on the dubious assertion of spousal alienation. (David Rucki had received at least four other properties, parenting time and the family trucking business.) You can read more about the underlying injustices here:

Judicial Corruption vs. 1 Minnesota Attorney with ethics, selflessness & a spine”

Married? The Judicial Assault on your Unalienable, Natural Law Rights

What this writer alleges is that the criminal charges against Lawyer Michelle MacDonald are both retaliatory and intended to obstruct justice. It turns out that Lawyer Michelle MacDonald was charged with taking a picture of the Court room while the court was NOT in session. (More about that later) In summary for those who have not read previous articles:

Lawyer Michelle MacDonald was arrested and detained for the crime of taking a picture of the courtroom while court was not in session, during a recess. Her shoes and glasses were removed from her person and she was put in handcuffs. Court Personnel told her client to go home as obviously things were not going to continue. The Client took the lawyers files not wishing them to be compromised or mysteriously disappear (given the bizarre circumstances transpiring with this Court). Later, Judge David L. Knutson recalled the case indicating he was unaware of most of what had transpired. Judge David L. Knutson forced Lawyer Michelle MacDonald to continue the case without shoes, glasses, client or files in handcuffs.

In a sworn Affidavit, Judge David L. Knutson claims he did not see Lawyer Michelle MacDonald was in handcuffs for the hearing when he forced her to proceed.

For the reader to make sense of this Obstruction of Justice, this writer must inform them of two aspects of the law that of which they may not be aware:

  1. Only things on the official court record are supposed to be used in the Court issuing its rulings. It does not matter how many times you told your lawyer, your family, your friends, posted it on the internet or it was reported in the newspaper; any information, testimony and/or evidence that is not made part of the official court record is treated as though it does not exist.
  1. On appeal, it is almost an insurmountable obstacle to introduce new evidence.

With those facts in mind, it seems pretty apparent to this writer that Judge David L. Knutson was attempting to prevent his previous injustice from being uncovered and reversed. Judge David L. Knutson appears to have tried to achieve this by rattling Lawyer Michelle MacDonald and presenting a set of obstacles to prevent evidence from being put on the official court record. And, Dakota County Court Administration employees went along for the ride, well aware of the carrots and sticks that might be used to reward and/or punish their respective complicity or resistance to the desires of the powers that be. (Trading WE THE PEOPLE’s Liberty for their own personal gain) And with that introduction, let’s visit what transpired at the January 27, 2014 hearing for Lawyer Michelle MacDonald.

This was an initial hearing for Lawyer Michelle MacDonald and was to include the testimony of Minnesota State Judge David L. Knutson and others who had been subpoenaed. But the setting was in the form of a Small Claims Court Cattle Call. That is the say the Judge heard cases from many litigants in a seemingly arbitrary order. At some point, this writer openly speculated to other supporters of Lawyer Michelle MacDonald in the Court Room that her case would be called last so there would be no witness to the Government’s injustice. And then there was a recess. During which all the remaining Cases were transferred to another Judge (to get rid of the public) and only Lawyer Michelle MacDonald’s case would be heard.(This is one of the ways Minnesota Courts commit their injustices in broad daylight yet avoid witnesses to the judicial crime.)

This writer has to admit it was difficult to hear the legal proceedings over the roar of the railroad passing through the court room. First, Minnesota Taxpayers had the privilege of paying for Judge David L. Knutson’s attorney, Alethea Huyser, via the Minnesota Attorney General’s office. Attorney Alethea Huyser trotted out the tried and true, Judicial Immunity defense to begin the Quashing of Judge David L. Knutson’s subpoena. Michelle MacDonald’s attorney pointed out that judicial Immunity meant immunity from being sued for their legitimate Judicial Actions while acting in their official capacity. (You heard right, Minnesota Judges have given themselves power like North Korea’s Leader Kim Jong-un – They can’t be questioned – more on that later) Lawyer Michelle MacDonald’s Attorney cited case law and argued Judicial Immunity is extinguished when the Judge acts outside statutory requirements. Further, he argued that judicial Immunity applies only to be sued personally, not to giving testimony under subpoena.

Hastings City Attorney Daniel J. Fluegel tag teamed with Attorney Alethea Huyser in moving to quash the Subpoena for Judge David L. Knutson to testify. Attorneys Daniel J. Fluegel and Alethea Huyser seemed to argue that every act of living, including breathing and walking, were immune from Discovery because they somehow constitute a Judge’s “Work Product” [ ]. Instead the Tag Team crew of Attorney Alethea Huyser and Attorney Daniel J. Fluegel proposed that a Sworn Affidavit from Judge David L. Knutson would suffice the needs of the Defense.

It is this affidavit offered by attorneys Alethea Huyser and Daniel J. Fluegel, in lieu of direct testimony of Judge David L. Knutson, in which Judge David L. Knutson swears that he did not realize an attorney practicing in front of him is not wearing handcuffs. Now, first to my rank and file American readers, in deference to this writer’s preference for his readers to determine truth for themselves; “How preposterous does that assertion that judge didn’t see a lawyer practicing in front of them was in handcuffs” sound to you?” Now for all you Lawyers and Judges; “How preposterous does that sound to you?”

This writer gives all Minnesota Judges and Lawyers fair warning that now is the time to clean your own house. If the Minnesota Legal System does not enforce the Rule of Law and Legal Decorum, this writer will make sure the true nature of your alleged honor and integrity (or lack thereof) is made apparent to rank and file Minnesotans and Americans. (Since 2005 hundreds of Minnesotans have asked for a hearing dedicated to giving evidence and testimony of corruption in the Minnesota Courts. We have been denied every year since. After 9 years this writer believes it is fair for Minnesotans to conclude that our Legislators are colluding with Judges to cover up this Systemic Conspiracy to Obstruct Justice.)

The Court summarily quashed the Subpoena for Judge David L. Knutson. Now no one, including Lawyer Michelle MacDonald, can question Judge David L. Knutson’s involvement with having Lawyer Michelle MacDonald arrested. Nor can they cross examine Judge David L. Knutson and force him to explain how he did not notice a lawyer practicing in front of him was in handcuffs. (Minnesota judges and lawyers; that sound you hear is the perceived honor and integrity of your profession circling the drain.) At that point, Minnesota AG Attorney Alethea Huyser climbed aboard Railroad Locomotive and headed out of town. This left Dakota County Attorney Daniel J. Fluegel to sweep the remaining legal debris from the tracks in preventing Judge David L. Knutson’s alleged misconduct from being officially uncovered on the official Court Record.

As the Aristocracy & the Church (the world is flat, the earth is center of universe, etc.) were artificial & fraudulent establishers of Truth before THE ENLIGHTENMENT, so now are our Courts & major media.

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And then we had the testimony of two Bailiffs’ involved in the arrest. A very interesting point of their testimony being that they made Judge David L. Knutson aware of the condition Lawyer Michelle MacDonald would be in if, and when, the Sandra Grazzini-Rucki vs. David Rucki matter was to be recalled. Specifically, the two Bailiffs indicated the Judge was informed that Lawyer Michelle MacDonald would be in handcuffs. (Minnesota Judges and Lawyers, that’s more integrity and honor circling the drain noises you are hearing.)

Now, let’s go back to two points raised earlier:

  • Why can’t you take pictures in a Minnesota Courtroom?
  • Judicial immunity: Doesn’t not being able to call a Judge as a witness compromise anyone’s and everyone’s right to Cross-Examine witnesses, confront their accuser and/or present a full defense upon all the relevant facts?


Ask different people and you will get different answers as to why you can’t take pictures in a Minnesota Courtroom. The rules actually refer to all recording equipment. People with cell phones are regularly told to take them out to their cars. [And this action violates your 4th Amendment rights. Devices and procedures to look for guns and explosives permit are used to commit illegal searches and seizures of unrelated property] In reality, the allegedly you can record and take pictures with a Judge’s permission (numerous other caveats may apply), but the reality is Judges say “NO”. And on the rare occasion they say yes, having thus been forewarned they are on their best behavior.

When asked, some judges, lawyers and court administration officials will simply tell you the reason is “because a judge said so”. (Judges don’t see themselves as Public Servants; they see themselves as all powerful beings) Others will refer you to State or Federal Statutes. When you press for deeper answers, you get that recording devices disrupt the court room atmosphere and/or intimidate some witnesses, etc.

As with so many things involving our government and the courts, the official reasons are usually just subterfuge for the real reasons. In this case, based on his personal experiences and investigation, this writer asserts that the real reason is that the Courts don’t want more than one credible source of what transpired in the Courtroom. The dirty secret is that the official transcript(s) provided by Court Stenographers can and do get altered, allegedly.

How and why does this occur? Court Stenographers get business by referrals. If pressure is brought to bear desiring to alter a transcript, the Stenographer implicitly understands they are subject to various carrots and sticks. Compliance means no retaliation and/or more referrals, etc.; don’t comply and get black-listed. Once again, here is another group of government employees who trade the liberty of WE THE PEOPLE for their own personal gain.

This is one of a myriad of ways our Minnesota Judges present the appearance of justice while delivering injustice. Using a myriad of the same techniques and strategies North Korea’s Kim Jong-un would use to force his subjects to accept the assertion of landing of a man on the sun; Our Minnesota Courts maintain an illusion that our Courts are just and work in accordance with the Rule of Law. [ ]

Now, this writer has proposed various solutions to this situation. For example, Stenographers selected randomly from a pool of qualified Stenographers. Or, more in alignment with current technology; why isn’t each and every Court room equipped for audio and video recording. Then a Technical Staff could be assigned to act as repository and retriever of electronic records (which presumably would be much more difficult to alter without being detected). But, as this writer has pointed out, WE THE PEOPLE haven’t been able to get a hearing dedicated to the topic of the Systemic Corruption of the Minnesota Courts since we began asking in 2005.

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Which again brings us to this writer’s preference to determine truth for themselves: “Does a lawyer taking a picture of a courtroom, with court not in session, merit any sort of punishment?” Making it a bit more personal: “If Judges are allowed to have this much power, do you think any attorney you might have in the future (Who many see you once or twice in your life) will be more loyal to you or to the Judge (whom your attorney will likely see regularly during his career) you are appearing before?”

"Whenever violence is used, and injury done, though by hands appointed to administer justice, it is still violence and injury, however coloured with the name, pretences, or forms of law".

John Locke, Second Treatise of Civil Government, Chapter 3


Doesn’t not being able to call a Judge (who is witness to relevant evidence) as a witness compromise anyone’s and everyone’s right to Cross-Examine witnesses, confront their accuser and/or present a full defense upon all the relevant facts?

As complex as this question may seem, it really is quite simple if we toss out the deliberately obtuse legal mumbo jumbo gibberish and exercise common sense.

Believe it or not, this writer can accept giving Judges Immunity from civil suits for their official acts within the parameters of the Rule of Law. But this presumes a whole myriad of other transparency and accountability which simply does not currently exist in the Minnesota Courts.

The Minnesota Legislature has unconstitutionally transferred its constitutional duty to oversee and discipline judges, to the Minnesota Judiciary. The Proverbial Fox is guarding the hen house.

The Board of Judicial Standards is supposed to fill the role of processing complaints about Judges. However, this writer has been personally (and in writing) told by employees of the Minnesota Board of Judicial Standards that the Minnesota Legislature and Supreme Court have severely restricted their authority and power. Essentially they can address issues of drunkenness, tardiness and late filings, etc, but they have no authority or power to address much else. If you lose your case, your only recourse is to appeal. And Minnesota Judges know that most of us do not have the time, money and/or mental disposition to file an appeal, let alone make an effective appeal (often because they kept you from getting the evidence you need on the record and you can’t introduce new evidence on appeal).

And the Minnesota Attorney General and the Minnesota FBI will just refer you back to the Minnesota Board of Judicial Standards. (And the circular loop of injustice just keeps revolving)

None are more hopelessly enslaved than they who falsely believe they are free!

Johanne Wolfgang Von Goethe

So now you have Judges who have neither transparency nor accountability simply becoming more brazen.

  • Does it make sense to you that Judge can commit a crime and simply invoke Judicial Immunity?
  • Do you think Lawyer Michelle MacDonald should be able to cross examine Judge David L. Knutson and ask him to explain how he didn’t see she was in handcuffs standing before him in open Court?
  • How can Lawyer Michelle MacDonald fully defend herself if she cannot explore the possible conspiracy to Obstruct Justice by direct examination of Judge David L. Knutson?
  • Does it occur to you, the reader, that Judge David L. Knutson may have orchestrated this entire arrest to protect and further the original breach of the Rule of Law in reversing Sandra Grazzini-Rucki’s divorce decree that had been finalized more than a year prior?
  • Do you think any Judge should be able to assert Judicial Immunity for criminal acts committed under the Color of Law?
  • Do you think any Judge should be able to assert Judicial Immunity to Civil Suits asserting damages resulting from the criminal acts of judges?
  • Do you think that Judicial Immunity from Civil suits does and/or should provide a defense to any Judge when subpoenaed to testify?

It is this writer’s opinion that Judicial Immunity does not protect a Judge from having to give testimony in the direct examination format. Such a precedent is ripe for abuse… The very abuse we are seeing in the matter of Sandra Grazzini-Rucki vs. David Rucki Divorce and subsequent litigation


What the average reader may not realize is that often the time, money and stress of presenting a defense are the actual intended punishment for anyone who would dare challenge a Judge’s seeming “Divine Right of Kings” authority. Who wouldn’t rather pursue their happiness rather than spend time and money in court? Even if you win your case, you still have suffered the anguish and loss of time and money defending yourself. And that is the intent of your government and judiciary; make challenging their corruption so painful that the average citizen will at least think twice before challenging the tyrants authority again; So much for Free Speech and the Right to Petition your government for redress of grievances.

One has to wonder if these charges and the subsequent manhandling are retaliation for Lawyer Michelle MacDonald’s Family Innocence Project ( Lawyer Michelle MacDonald’s Family Innocence Project advocates getting matters of Child Custody out of the Court room arguing that Fit Parents have certain unalienable, God-given, Natural Law Rights to custody and parenting of their own children. This would lead to a lot fewer billable hours for Lawyers. Is the Judicial Establishment protecting lawyers by retaliating against Lawyer Michelle MacDonald? Given everything else we have seen in this matter, nothing is beyond being suspect.

A lot of folks out there have been talking about taking back this country and restoring the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Rule of Law and Natural Law. But talk is cheap.

With regard to the systemic corruption of the Minnesota Judiciary, WE THE PEOPLE of the State of Minnesota, have been denied our First Amendment Right to petition the Government for redress of grievances since 2005 by the Minnesota House and Senate Judiciary Committees.

Your elected Minnesota State Legislators and State Judges have ignored our concerns. Judges and Lawyers hide behind the excuse that the rules prevent them from commenting and/or interfering with another Judge’s Ruling. And for far too long, WE THE PEOPLE have given them all a pass with that explanation. No more.

It is clear that we cannot rely upon Judges and the Legal Community to police themselves. Behind closed doors and without transparency, our Legislators and Judges are coordinating their designs to reduce our liberty and expand their tyranny. It is time to confront them about their behind the scenes communications. There are far too many of our fellow citizens having their lives destroyed through such injustices for WE THE PEOPLE to remain silent any longer.

It is time our politicians and judges are shamed into restoring the Rule of Law. It is time for all Minnesotans to begin contacting their Legislators and Judges. Not just letters, faxes and emails, but up close and personal. When you see your Judges and Politicians in public, ask them the tough questions. And demand answers in writing.

Don’t let them tell you some bullroar that they can’t do anything because of the rules. If the rules have been written such as to permit injustice and provide Judges and lawyers an excuse for not doing anything, the rules need to be rewritten.

"And thus the community perpetually retains a supreme power of saving themselves from the attempts and designs of anybody, even of their legislators, whenever they shall be so foolish, or so wicked, as to lay and carry on designs against the liberties and properties of the subject".

John Locke, Second Treatise of Civil Government, Chapter 13

Many of your fellow citizens are being abused while you seek to avoid getting involved and/or think making a phone call or sending a letter is pointless. (If you are afraid of blow back, send an anonymous letter by mail two towns from where you live.)

Next time you are in court, do you want your lawyer worrying about what the judge could to them or do you want to believe your lawyer has undivided loyalty to you and your case?

For the religious amongst you, do not the tenets of your religion call for you to intervene in the injustices committed against thy neighbor? Perhaps you should ask your religious leaders to give a sermon that addresses these systemic injustices?

In its present state, the representations by our government, Judiciary and major media that our Courts are just are no more credible than the reports that North Korea was boasting that it had landed a man on the Sun. It is only by propaganda, censorship and repression that our Government and Judiciary has been able to pass systemic corruption as justice. In this present state of corruption, each of us is no more than a few judicial rulings from retaliation and/or imprisonment for confronting the trespasses of our government.

To this writer’s mind, if the legal community has created and/or allowed to be created a set of rules that allows injustice to pass as justice, the entire process is illegitimate and violates the Natural Law Rights of every person that comes before it. As such WE THE PEOPLE have the Right to Demand our Natural Law Right to Due Process pursuant to a legitimate be restored by our Legislators and Judges or have them anticipate our withdrawal of our “Consent to be Governed”.

[Please take note, for those of you who are unaware, the report that the North Koreans allegedly had boasted landing a man on the Sun was later revealed as a hoax. However, it did cause you to ponder for yourself the various ways any government, including your own, might go about creating a false perception of reality in the minds of its masses. And that was the intent of this little exercise]

Finally, though it’s been a few years since this writer has read the Judicial Cannon of ethics, it then said that Judges should always avoid situations that even give the appearance of impropriety. If the citing and handling of the citation of Lawyer Michelle MacDonald does not reek of impropriety and injustice, what does? In this writer’s humble opinion the ticket against Lawyer Michelle MacDonald should be dropped to avoid the appearance of impropriety, if for no other reason.

Rule 1.2 Promoting Confidence in the Judiciary (

A judge shall act at all times in a manner that promotes public confidence in the independence, integrity, and impartiality of the judiciary, and shall avoid impropriety and the appearance of impropriety.

Or are those words just “props” to give the appearance of justice?

On the other hand, what does this writer know? Isn’t this writer just another ignorant citizen from amongst the masses?

Those were my thoughts.

In Closing:

Thank you, my fellow citizens, for taking your valuable time to read and reflect upon what is written here.

If what is written here rings true to you, perhaps you should contact your local elected officials and let them know. If you are afraid of repercussions, snail mail it anonymously and ask them to respond in the local paper or their own monthly/quarterly internet newsletter. Even if this article refers to something outside you geographic area, it still likely applies to your location. Remember all those taxpayer training junkets we taxpayers send the bureaucrats on? They all learn the same “livestock management” techniques to use on WE THE PEOPLE.

And that leaves WE THE PEOPLE with this conundrum: While our #Government works full time with compensation and funded with our money for the cause of #Tyranny; WE THE PEOPLE are forced to work part time without compensation for the cause of #liberty with what is left over of our time, money and energy.

Finally, this article is written with the same intentions as Thomas Paine I seek no leadership role. I seek only to help the American People find their own way using their own “Common Sense”

Keep Fighting the Good Fight!

In Liberty,

Don Mashak
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