LETTER: E.J. Baxter makes his case

I was rather astonished a sitting judge chose to throw out, then comment on a case in which he is a witness. One can only guess what
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

I was rather astonished a sitting judge chose to throw out, then comment on a case in which he is a witness. One can only guess what his motivation was.

As far as my status, I am an Ohioan and American citizen and very proud of it. I served in the United States Army and was stationed overseas in a hostile fire zone during the Vietnam War. I was no hero, but I was willing to fight and die for this country, unlike many of the politicians in Erie County.

Everything I have filed in the Erie County Courts and anywhere else was done "under the pains and penalties of perjury under the laws of the United States of America." These filings had my signature and, at least, two witnesses on every document. (Please check the clerk of courts for case no. 2008-MS-0050). Both the U.S. (federal) code and the U.S. Supreme Court have affirmed that what I filed was equal to or superior to an affidavit. Besides, there are at least four unrebutted affidavits (some over five years old) filed against the Erie County Prosecutor with no apparent investigation and/or movement forward. I ask, why?

Before I filed my appeal, I spoke on the phone with the court and they directed me to file with the heading addressed to Toledo, which I did. Apparently I was misinformed by the court and now stand corrected. Why aren't the courts, the bar associations, disciplinary counsel, the ethics committee or any other government agencies correcting the problems in their own profession? Since money is extremely tight in Ohio, maybe these dysfunctional, unproductive agencies should be the first looked at for cuts when balancing budgets.

I'll leave you with a quote from a very well-known politician. "How fortunate for governments that people do not think." This man's name was Adolf Hitler.

E.J. Baxter

Thornfield, Mo.