So how do people respond to this knowledge? Well for one thing, I remind everyone that anyone who claims that magic pieces of paper can save you, is only going to make matters worse, because the contract for surety is almost always verbal and if you have not done the work to learn and become competent, then nothing can save you.
You need to recognize what is happening to contract you as surety.
When a police officer or judge asks, “do you understand the charges?” they are offering you to contract as surety, without all the facts. If you say “no”, then they process the bond anyway with you being “determined” to be a belligerent or suffering some mental incapacity. So arguments of “I do not consent” have no effect against this automated system anymore.
Judge: Do you understand the charges against you?”
Accused: “Will you be disclosing to me the essential facts to this matter first, so I can reasonably answer that question?”
“How can anyone reasonably be expected to answer such a question if they be denied the basic right[(s)] of disclosure of all the facts first?”