Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2003 19:50:45 -0700 (PDT)
From: Larry Topham
Subject: Independent American Party In the tradition of the Founding Fathers and ETB[Ezra Taft Benson].
Ron Robinson told me you had sent an e-mail to me yesterday. I found it today, October 18, 2003 A.D. First let me invite you to read my webnetalert at webnetalert, then you let me know if you think you have found the true Independent American Party.
I am the President of this Independent American Party and we use the United States Constitution in the tradition of the Founding Fathers and the Prophets as our platform and Constitution. I am the President which is the same as the national chairman, but we use President to relate it to the Constitution and we require every member of the party to take, and subscribe and file the oath of office, or membership, to support, obey and defend the Constitution of the United States.
I, at this time, am also the Governor of the Independent American Party in Utah. We use the Utah Constitution as our platform and bylaws in the State of Utah, with the United States Constitution as the Supreme Law of the Land. Our vice chariman nationally is titled Vice President, [our secretary] the Secretary of State and [our treasurer] Secretary of the Treasury or Treasurer.
We follow the Constitution as closely as seems practicable so we stay with the true principle of freedom, in maintaining rights and privileges, that belongs to all mankind.
Ezra Taft Benson and Joseph Smith, Jr., are the two best leaders or guides on this subject of the Constitution. They understood it better in their times than any others that I know about. President Benson's son, Mark Amussen Benson, in an official church interview, with President Mark Benson filling in for my stake president, on March 23, 1986 A.D., said to me, "You probably understand these things better than anyone else."
About two years later he read a letter from his Father, The Prophet, Ezra Taft Benson, and signed by the two other members of the First Presidency, instructing me to meet my "legal obligation". I have pursued the course I believe my Father in heaven directed me to follow through the First Presidency. Presidents Gordon B. Hinckley and Thomas S. Monson were the two other signers of that letter.
I asked President Mark Benson, who was now the Stake President, in January of 1988 when he read the letter from the First Presidency to me, "Can I meet my legal obligation by robbing a bank?' He said, "No." I then asked him if he remembered saying to me on March 23, 1986 A.D., "You probably understand these things better than anyone else." He said, "Yes, I remember." I then responded, Your Father, Ezra Taft Benson, and W. Cleon Skousen are two of the foremost constitutionalists in the world, and you said, that I probably understood these things better than they (anyone else) did. He did not disagree, but confirmed that that is what he meant to say and still held the same view in 1988 as he had in 1986. I then said, "If I understand it better than anyone else, then I have a greater responsibility than anyone else." He agreed with that statement, or at least he did not express or indicate any disagreement.
I have lived with those thoughts in my mind for all these years since then. I am not a member of record of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I was disfellowshipped on, according to the letter I received, October 7, 1981 A.D. So it has been twenty two years as of this last October 7, 2003 A.D., when I was a candidate for Mayor of Salt Lake City. Legally, I won the primary election, based on obedience to the law, while all other candidates disqualified themselves by violating the constitutional laws of the land, both state and federal.
I was arrested and held prisoner by a Democrat "district attorney" named David E. Yocom by his agent, Kent N. Cravens, at 451 South State Street, Salt Lake City, Utah, in room 415, the city recorder's office, as I went there to get information to prove the other candidates violated the law and disqualified themselves by paying either a false filing fee in a public office or filing a false report of campaign contributions and expenditures, or both. Hence, legally, I am the only surviving candidate from the primary election, and if unopposed in the general election will be re-elected Mayor of Salt Lake City for my second term of office.
I was technically arrested on an unofficial outstanding warrant for an incident at the State Capitol Building on January 4th and 5th of 1998 A.D., when as Secretary of State of the State of Utah, I seized the Capitol Building from those who were unofficially exercising the functions of public office without first filing the Oath of Office with the Secretary of State, me. I was held for three and a half days and then released without any instructions to attend court.
Two years and ten months later, on October 6, 2000 A.D., during another election period, I again was arrested on the same charges, held prisoner for 32 days and again released with no instructions to attend court. A November 20, 2000 A.D., hearing date had been scheduled and a "court appointed public defender" who had represented me without my knowledge or consent, did not notify me of the court date. So nearly three years later I was rearrested on the same charges and this time was held prisoner by an unofficial Republican sheriff, Aaron D. Kennard.
I was injured by one of his unofficial guards in the Jail on October 9, 2003 A.D., at 2:45 P.M., while I was shackled prior to my being transported to a hospital for an undisclosed reason.
Mr. Kepler, who had shackled me, both hands and feet and a waiste chain, became angry with me and picked me up and slammed me against a cement or steel wall, after I warned him and two other guards that I was a public official and it was against the law to threaten a public official, and that they could only do to me what the Lord would allow them to do. It, apparently, was this last statement that so enraged Mr. Kepler that he comletely lost control of his emothions and took his anger out on me. Then he cancelled my hospital visit, returned me to the cell I had been taken from and ordered my lockdown for the next five days.
Ron Robinson visited me on Sunday, October 12, Columbus Day, saw my injuries, which turned out to be fractured bones around my right eye and cheek and ribs in the left chest area, and resorted to bailing me out "with silver" because I did not want anyone to use irredeemable paper notes or false coins or fictitious bank credit to bail me out. I told them, I would rather die than have them use paper money to bail me out.
My Court date is schedulled for October 27, 2003 A.D., and I firmly believe that this case against me has been designed by Lucifer on one side and the Lord on the other side so that it is a showdown between them through me and the unofficial government in the State of Utah.
I believe that Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County and the State of Utah will return to gold and silver coin and forsake the use of the false notes, coins and bank credit between now and November 26, 2003 A.D.
On August 17, 2003 A.D., I received a direct commandment to warn the people that if they did not repent they would be smitten even to destruction. I sent that warning in an e-mail to the "elections coordinator" for Salt Lake City and was arrested in that office on August 22, 2003 A.D., exactly between August 16, and August 28, the two days that the founders voted in the Constitutional Convention, 216 years ago not to let the federal government or the states emit bills of credit or make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts.
More later, It is closing time.
Lawrence Rey Topham (E-Mail)
Independent American Party
Mayor of Salt Lake City
Clerk of Salt Lake County
Secretary of State
State of Utah.