All law is naturally divided into written law and unwritten law.
The Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776, the first Organic Law of the United States of America states that our unalienable rights are to be found in the body of unwritten laws known as the “Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God.”
The Articles of Confederation of November 15, 1777, the second Organic Law, binds the States of the United States of America in Article IV to honor the unalienable right of the people of the States to live only according to the “Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God,” as free inhabitants.
Why Republicans Sell Us Out
Freedom Outpost ^ | Mar. 21, 2013 | Publius Huldah
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2013 8:59:07 AM by EXCH54FE
It is a cliché to speak of “spineless Republicans”-Google spineless republicans and you will see. They talk “conservative” when they campaign; but once in office, they go along with the progressive agenda. That agenda is to grow the federal government until it controls every aspect of our lives.
Why don’t they oppose the progressive agenda? 1
Rush Limbaugh says they don’t oppose it because they want to be invited to the right parties and praised in the liberal media.
The Origins of Our American Creed… “Barack Obama challenged us to live out the meaning of our creed as stated in the Declaration of Independence. But he then redefined those ideals to suit his political aims. Change is necessary, he said, because “when times change, so must we.””
The Origins of Our American Creed
Real Clear History ^ | February 5th 2013 | Brian Vanyo
Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2013 8:08:48 AM by Jacquerie
In his second inaugural address, Barack Obama challenged us to live out the meaning of our creed as stated in the Declaration of Independence. But he then redefined those ideals to suit his political aims. Change is necessary, he said, because “when times change, so must we.”
To preserve liberty, we must defend our principles, not change them. And doing so requires an understanding of their origin. To truly live out the meaning of our creed, we must first recognize what defined our founding as a nation. So let us objectively look at that beginning.
This Humean notion of Americanism that acknowledges the right of a self-governing people to secede is framed in the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration is primarily a document justifying secession, but it has been thoroughly corrupted by Lincoln’s reading of it and the ritualistic repetition and expansion of that reading.
The Lincoln tradition reads the Declaration as affirming a metaphysical doctrine of individual rights (all men are created equal) and takes this to be the fundamental symbol of the American regime, trumping all other symbols, including the symbol of moral excellence internal to those inherited moral communities protected by the reserved powers of the states under the Tenth Amendment. Indeed, this tradition holds that the Declaration of Independence is superior to the Constitution itself, for being mere positive law, the Constitution can always be trumped by the “higher” metaphysical law of equality.
CONGRESS DECLARES BIBLE “THE WORD OF GOD”
Posted on Friday, January 18, 2013 12:28:02 PM by B4Ranch
CONGRESS DECLARES BIBLE
“THE WORD OF GOD”
PUBLIC LAW 97-280 OCT. 4, 1982
Public Law 97-280
96 STAT. 1211
Authorizing and requesting the President to proclaim 1983 as The “Year of the Bible”
Whereas the Bible, the Word of God, has made a unique contribution in shaping the United States as a distinctive and blessed nation and people;
Judge Andrew P. Napolitano: Guns and Freedom… (“We also defeated the king’s soldiers because they didn’t know who among us was armed, because there was no requirement of a permission slip from the government in order to…………..”)
The right of the people to keep and bear arms is an extension of the natural right to self-defense and a hallmark of personal sovereignty. It is specifically insulated from governmental interference by the Constitution and has historically been the linchpin of resistance to tyranny. And yet, the progressives in both political parties stand ready to use the coercive power of the government to interfere with the exercise of that right by law-abiding persons because of the gross abuse of that right by some crazies in our midst.
When Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence that we are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights, he was marrying the nation at its birth to the ancient principles of the natural law that have animated the Judeo-Christian tradition in the West. Those principles have operated as a break on all governments that recognize them by enunciating the concept of natural rights.
The murder of 20 innocent children and 7 adults in Newtown, Connecticut, horrifies all Americans. President Obama eloquently expressed our collective feelings of “overwhelming grief” and our response to “hug our children a little tighter, and we’ll tell them that we love them, and we’ll remind each other how deeply we love one another.”
Progressives now are arguing for stricter gun control. America, however, is founded on the “consent of the governed.” Americans’ sympathy for gun control, when polled by Pew after the Aurora atrocity, was about equally split between the restrictionists and those favoring the protection of the right to bear arms.
…..If Americans ever began celebrating the real meaning of the Declaration of Independence, then they would embrace the Jeffersonian rights of secession and nullification as a means of fighting back against governmental tyranny.
They would also withdraw their support for the U.S. government’s aggressive wars of imperialism in the Middle East and elsewhere, along with its hundreds of military bases on every continent on the planet.
In his weekly update, released today, Congressman Ron Paul defends those who have signed petitions in all 50 states advocating secession from the federal government, referring to the principle as “deeply American”.
Echoing comments he made back in 2009, Paul notes “This country was born through secession. Some thought it was treasonous to secede from England, but those “traitors” became our country’s greatest patriots.”
“…the principles of self-government and voluntary association are at the core of our founding….There is nothing treasonous or unpatriotic about wanting a federal government that is more responsive to the people it represents.” the Congressman adds.
Explaining that the recent election only served to further entrench the political status quo, Paul urges “…our own federal government is vastly overstepping its constitutional bounds with no signs of reform.” He reminds Americans that “the first and third paragraph of the Declaration of Independence expressly contemplate the dissolution of a political union when the underlying government becomes tyrannical.”
Prison Planet.com » The Second American Revolution is Up to You… (““We are not calling for secession to form new separate countries, we are calling for secession because the states created the Constitution, bill of rights and federal government, and the federal government itself has been hijacked by foreign special interests – mainly banking cartels,” said Jones.“”)
On Thursday’s worldwide syndicated broadcast, radio host Alex Jonescalled for all Americans to take heed that our country has been captured and conquered by the political and financial elite and foreign banking interests.
“We are not calling for secession to form new separate countries, we are calling for secession because the states created the Constitution, bill of rights and federal government, and the federal government itself has been hijacked by foreign special interests – mainly banking cartels,” said Jones.“
I am calling for people to be educated about how we can secede to restore the Republic.”Fresh on the heels of the hundreds of thousands of signed petitions submitted to the White House “We The People” website asking for peaceful withdrawal from the United States, Alex put out the call to rally behind a restoration of the Republic and the Bill of Rights and Constitution, under its original terms, and a new issuance of the Declaration of Independence – a second American revolution, where states would be freed from the international interests that have usurped the country.
Radio host Alex Jones today called for a second American Revolution led by states who would secede from the federal government and reconstitute the Republic under the terms of the Declaration of Independence, bill of rightsand constitution.
The call for Americans to rally behind a restoration of the Republic and the bill of rights comes on the back of a burgeoning secessionist movement that has swept the country with residents from all 50 states submitting petitions to the White House calling for states to withdraw from the union and form their own independent governments. The petitions have received a combined number of signatures totaling over a million.
During his nationwide broadcast today, Jones laid out the battle plan for secession, emphasizing that states must first secede from the federal government, which has gone rogue, and then use the terms of the Declaration of Independence to restore the Republic, not create a new country.
Jones stressed that he was calling for a cultural restoration in the spirit of the bill of rights – a newly unified America under the Constitution – and not a violent overthrow, noting that it was the states that created the Constitution and the federal government in the first place.
………….3. Secession is treason/unAmerican/craaaazy/for slavers only. Prior to the confederacy, there were some slaveowners who got together and seceded from their government.
They were called Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. If you’re opposed to the secession of 1776, then that’s fine, you might be consistent on this issue, but if you’re one of these right-wing pundits who thinks the Declaration of Independence should be read aloud every July 4, and then says that secession is nutso, you might try actually reading that document you profess to love.
The Declaration makes a simple argument:
1. Humans have rights from the Creator
2. Governments exist to secure those rights (a debatable assertion but we’ll roll with it.)
3. When the government fails to secure those rights, we can ditch it and start our own government.
That’s pretty much all it says. If you thought that was true in 1776, when tax rates were 1% and there was not such thing as a the EPA or the FBI or the IRS, why is it not true now? Because we’re so much more free now? And no, the Declaration did not say that the government is free to violate rights as long as people get to vote on it.
Since WND first reported that residents in the state of Louisiana were petitioning to secede from the U.S., residents in 19 more states have filed requests with the White House to peaceably break from the union.Furthermore, the Louisiana petition has topped 14,000 signatures, more than halfway to the threshold needed after which the White House has pledged to respond.And for Texas, one of the new states to join the fray, the signature count now tops 20,000.
The White House’s We the People website explains that once a petition reaches 25,000 signatures, it will be placed on a queue for response from the administration. The website also maintains a page for previous petitions that have received a White House response.Joining Louisiana now are Arkansas, South Carolina, Georgia, Missouri, Tennessee, Michigan, New York, Colorado, Oregon, New Jersey, North Dakota, Montana, Indiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, Florida, North Carolina, Alabama and Texas.The Louisiana petition, which has served as a pattern for many of the new states, reads as follows: “We petition the Obama administration to: Peacefully grant the State of Louisiana to withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government.”It continues, “As the Founding Fathers of the United States of America made clear in the Declaration of Independence in 1776:
‘When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.’”The petition concludes with a further quote from the Declaration of Independence……………
Neo-Confederate views and the Republican Party
Historian Nancy MacLean writes that “since the 1960s the party of Lincoln has become the haven of neo-Confederacy. Having long priding itself on saving the Union, the Republican Party has become home to those who lionize the slaveholding South and romanticize the Jim CrowSouth.”
This embrace of neo-Confederate views is not exclusively about race, but is related to a pragmatic political realization that the “retrospective romanticization of the Old South” and secession presented many possible themes that could be used as conservatives attempted to reverse the national changes initiated by the New Deal.
After the defeat of Barry Goldwater in the 1964 presidential election and the successes of the Civil Rights Movement, national conservative leaders distanced themselves from racial issues, but continued to support a “color blind” version of neo-Confederatism. MacLean writes that “even into the twenty-first century mainstream conservative Republican politicians continued to associate themselves with issues, symbols, and organizations inspired by the neo-Confederate Right.”
The only legitimate purpose of government is to secure the rights that you already have as a free-willed creation of God.
For over 200 years, we have forgotten what the Founders wrote about the purpose of government in the Declaration of Independence.
Its purpose is not to control us and keep our elected officialsin power, although that is exactly what it has become in practice. The purpose of government should always be to secure our rights! Government is not to be an agent of control over our lives. Instead, government is to be a defender of our rights- a defender of the way of life we have chosen for ourselves, and to assure that nobody interferes with it.
Prison Planet.com » America – and Western Civilization As a Whole – Was Founded On a Conspiracy Theory
America was founded on a conspiracy theory: that Britain’s King George was conspiring against the colonists by all his actions.
The Declaration of Independence recites a series of conspiracies:
When a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism … The history of the present King of Great Britain[and others working with and for him] is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
[A scholar of Divinity reminds Jamestown, NY readers that our laws stem from Judeo-Christianlaw and morality] A recent letter claiming same-sex marriage is “a right” and “laws cannot be passed according to the Bible, it’s
unconstitutional,” reveals fundamental ignorance of American law and history.
Property Taxes and Government Employees ~ EDRIVERA.COM – United States America Organic Law Taxes Property Jurisdiction Constitution : EDRIVERA.COM
…..Getting rid of the king, as the Americans did in the American Revolution, would have gotten rid of the property tax in America, if George Washington hadn’t stepped in and taken King George III’s place.
(Col Sellin) Hitler’s Generals and American Politicians – English pravda.ru (See Related Articles, The Joint Chiefs of staff Should be Worried, Etc…)
By Lawrence Sellin
At the end of World War Two, German Army generals denied any knowledge of the Holocaust and the massive atrocities committed on the Eastern front.
They were lying.
Between 1942 and 1945, British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) recorded no fewer than 64,427 private conversations between captured German generals and other senior officers while held in the comfortable accommodations of Trent Park house in the north London suburb of Cockfosters.
Thankfully, America’s founders got their motivation not from the Bible but from the European Enlightenment and Deism. Deism is belief in God based on the application of our reason on the laws and designs in Nature. Deists believe the designs point us to our Designer, or “Nature’s God” as is described in the Declaration of Independence. Deism also rejects unreasonable ideas such as walking on water and raising the dead.
150 years after the great divide in America, reality seems to be proving hat the South was right on everything but slavery, lets look!
The Kennedy brothers, Donnie and Ron shook book stores across the land when their book The South Was Right boldly proclaimed a view which asserts that the original founders of America were right, and Lincoln and the progressives were wrong!
They did not come here to escape from the World, to wait for the end of the World, and to surrender it to evil.
Our Declaration of Independence began, “…when in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for the people…to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another”. The people of America sought and gained their freedom.
That time to dissolve political bands has come again for the American people…to dissolve the bands that tie us to President Obama and his Administration and his supporters in Congress.
BREAKING! The Constitution is Forbidden
archives.gov ^ | 29Apr12 | None
Posted on Sunday, April 29, 2012 3:38:00 PM by OneWingedShark
The page at the following now display a 403 [Forbidden] error:
While this is probably just some hiccup in the sit being maintained, it seems kind of suspicious given that the Declaration of Independence’s and Bill of Rights pages do not display the same error:
Declaration of Independence
ARE ALL MEN EQUAL NOW, OR ARE SOME “MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS?”by Jedi Pauly, ©2012 Where is the Spirit of 1776 now?Feb. 14, 2012 — What do these words from the Declaration of Independence, “all men are created equal,” mean?
These words were written as a counter to the claims of the King of England who had the distinction, in a monarchy form of government, of being the only person with the privilege of being a sovereign authority.
Over the last few years, they have engaged in a concerted attack on our founding documents and time-honored ideals. On Tuesday, the New York Times continued this trend with an article on the front page of its print edition……
- Prison Planet.com ” Freedom Hating Globalists Continue Attack on Constitution and Liberty (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Globalist Campaign Calls for Abolishment of Constitution… (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Globalist Campaign Calls for Abolishment of Constitution (destructionist.wordpress.com)
- Globalist Campaign Calls for Abolishment of Constitution (musicians4freedom.com)
- Prison Planet.com ” President Obama Kills The Bill of Rights, Hands Americans A Bill of Lies (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
The global elite will not rest until they have revoked the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence. Over the last few years, they have engaged in a concerted attack on our founding documents and time-honored ideals. On Tuesday, the New York Times continued this trend with an article on the front page of its print edition.
Freedom Hating Globalists Continue Attack on Constitution and Liberty constitution sign“The rights guaranteed by the American Constitution are parsimonious by international standards, and they are frozen in amber,” the New York Times argues.
Entitled ‘We the People’ Lose Appeal With People Around the World, the article by Adam Liptak argues that the Constitution is outdated, inflexible and no longer trendy. It cites an article published in June in The New York University Law Review that explains how America’s Constitution is “losing its appeal as a model for constitutional drafters elsewhere” as statists, bureaucrats and autocrats turn to examples presented by more malleable documents such as the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and those produced by India, South Africa, New Zealand and the United Nations.
Two organizations have worked together to produce a study on the controversy, and they are reporting that some of the nuggets that students in Florida’s schools can learn from their social studies textbooks include:
The Jewish Temple in Jerusalem contained “symbolically, the throne of their invisible God.”
It was “a few followers” of Jesus who “spread the story” about his resurrection.
(EXCERPT: Reader Response) The Declaration of Independence beautifies (and beatifies)the Constitution
To: gunnyg; All
In the Year 1839, John Quincy Adams, son of John Adams, and himself a President of the United States, was invited by the New York Historical Society to speak on the 50th Anniversary under the Constitution. His extensive “Jubilee” Address can be read here. The following relatively short review of the history he summarized in the final portion of his Address is excerpted here:
The President himself is no more than a representative of public opinion at the time of his election; and as public opinion is subject to great and frequent fluctuations, he must accommodate his policy to them; or the people will speedily give him a successor; or either House of Congress will effectually control his power. It is thus, and in no other sense that the Constitution of the United States is democratic – for the government of our country, instead of a Democracy the most simple, is the most complicated government on the face of the globe. From the immense extent of our territory, the difference of manners, habits, opinions, and above all, the clashing interests of the North, South, East, and West, public opinion formed by the combination of numerous aggregates, becomes itself a problem of compound arithmetic, which nothing but the result of the popular elections can solve.
It has been my purpose, Fellow-Citizens, in this discourse to show:-
EXCERPT/READER RESPONSE: Gunny G…See Full Article, Responses, Etc. @ Link…
The DOI and The Articles Of Confederation, our first Constitution, served well; and then the secret ConCon became the hijacking of the rights of the people, and never would have been approved if not the bill of rights added.
Hamilton and his followers continued their work, and by lincoln’s time things were ready for…change…and change continues to march…
SEE ALSO: THE MEN WHO DESTROYED THE CONSTITUTION…
- Which of the signers of the declaration of independence were loyalists (wiki.answers.com)
- Did the declaration of independence have a consistent message about the practice of slavery in America (wiki.answers.com)
- The Negation of the Bill of Rights in Living Colour (desertpeace.wordpress.com)
- Bill of rights day and a glass of raw milk (thebovine.wordpress.com)
- The Daily Bell – Libertarianism in One Lesson (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
The same founders who drafted the First Amendment also accepted Thomas Jefferson’s values articulated in the Declaration of Independence that we are endowed by our “Creator with certain unalienable rights, (and) that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
” It is clear beyond serious dispute from just scratching the surface of history that wedded to this country at its birth is the Judeo-Christian concept of the natural law. The natural law is the self-evident truth that our rights come from our humanity; that we have them by virtue of our mortal existence; that they do not depend upon government for their existence; that they do not vary as a consequence of where we are now or where our mothers were when we were born; and thus we remain fully endowed of these rights so long as we live, wherever we go. If you believe that we are the present result not of a supreme being, but of natural selection, you can accept as the founders did that humanity – and not government – is the repository of freedom.
I suspect that most people accept the natural law. We have even seen people in the government claim to accept it. Yet almost as soon as they take the oath to uphold these values, they start rejecting them. In the Patriot Act, for example, Congress made it a crime to reveal that the feds came calling on you with a search warrant in which a federal agent authorized himself to search records that you might have.
This, of course, not only violates the Fourth Amendment, which stipulates that only judges may authorize searches, but it also violates the First Amendment because it punishes speech.
(Column continues below)….
- The Daily Bell – Libertarianism in One Lesson (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Judge Andrew Napolitano: What if Freedom Were Temporary? ~ “What if those who traded liberty for safety ended up in internment camps? “ (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Are You Owned by the Government? by Andrew P. Napolitano (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Judge Napolitano on Property Rights (rogueoperator.wordpress.com)
- Congress and Secrecy by Andrew P. Napolitano (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
The Right To Be Left Alone…
September 22, 2007 Gunny G Edit Leave a comment Go to comments
The Right To Be Left Alone…
POLICE AS A STANDING ARMY…?
POLICE AS A STANDING ARMY
It is largely forgotten that the war for American independence was initiated in large part by the British Crown‘s practice of using troops to police civilians in Boston and other cities.244 Professional soldiers used in the same ways as modern police were among the primary grievances enunciated by Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence. (“[George III] has kept among us standing armies”; “He has affected to render the military independent of and superior to the civil power”; “protecting them, by a mock trial….”).245 The duties of such troops were in no way military but involved the keeping of order and the suppression of crime (especially customs and tax violations)…..
EXCERPT ~ CLICK LINK…
What A Little-Known Colonial Pamphlet Tells Us About the Constitution
The Independence Institute ^ | 11/11/11 | Rob Natelson
Posted on Saturday, November 12, 2011 5:34:34 PM by Veritas_et_libertas
Between 1764 and the Declaration of Independence in 1776 Americans produced a rich series of pamphlets and resolutions listing their grievances against the central government of the British Empire. As I have pointed out before, reading those pamphlets is very helpful in understanding what the Constitution really means. And ignorance of them contributes to common constitutional mistakes.
Email | NA | NA
Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2011 2:52:30 PM by dvan
At 5, began studying under his cousins tutor.
At 9, studied Latin, Greek and French.
At 14, studied classical literature and additional languages.
At 16, entered the College of William and Mary.
At 19, studied Law for 5 years starting under George Wythe.
At 23, started his own law practice.
At 25, was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses.
At 31, wrote the widely circulated “Summary View of the Rights of British America ” and retired from his law practice.
At 32, was a Delegate to the Second Continental Congress.
At 33, wrote the Declaration of Independence .
Meet Your “Legal Person” ~ “IS THE UNITED STATES UNDER MARTIAL LAW? by Dan O’Brien”| The Post & Email
by Dan O’Brien
(Oct. 14, 2011) — What does knowing your Legal Person mean? It means:
Getting the government off your back and out of your pocketbook;
Not having to be licensed simply to exercise your natural rights.
No crime was committed unless you intentionally created harm to someone;
If these examples are important to you, then what you are about to learn, though bizarre, unreal, and too far out to believe, is the unfortunate truth, and vert important to know.
Basically, your Legal Person obscures your valuable American rights, described in the Declaration of Independence, and subjects you instead to the commercial world of a gazillion statutes, licenses, regulations, registrations, income taxes, permits, and sundry other burdens. Do these seem familiar?
These insidious events began when southern States, with cause, seceded from the U.S., which on March 27, 1861 temporarily disabled Congress, and therefore the “United States” central government, for lack of a quorum. Within weeks Lincoln, as Commander in Chief, declared martial rule by Executive Order, the nation’s first. You should be very angry that, thousands of Executive Orders later, we are still under martial rule.
During the turmoil of the Civil War, and the ensuing decade, the strong, pent-up commercial interests of emerging industries such as railroads, steam power, electrification, gold and silver mining, banking, and the like, began dismantling lawful control of the U.S. government through devious means, including un-ratified constitutional amendments, with the intent to advance commerce and commercialism.
By Doug Book, staff writer
Do the citizens of the United States have an absolute right to, by force of arms if necessary, overthrow a government which has, with malicious deliberation, become destructive of those ideals of liberty granted by God and guaranteed by instruments such as the Constitution of the Unites States?
Clearly the Founders believed in the existence of such a right. There could be no more axiomatic example than the American Revolution itself!
And though these men warned against pursuing such a course for “light and transient causes”, rightly observing that “…mankind are more disposed to suffer…than right themselves by abolishing forms to which they are accustomed,” the Declaration of Independence states without reservation that if any government should become “destructive” of its proper role, it is the right of the citizens to “…alter or abolish it and institute new government…”
The left is quick to maintain that anyone suggesting the American people have a right to reclaim country or liberty, even from those who have deliberately and with malevolent purpose represented a mortal threat to both, is little more than a wanton terrorist, his words being responsible for every act of violence from Oklahoma City to Tucson.
But if this is the case………….
Angry Mobs & Founding Fathers should be part of every patriot’s library
Angry Mobs & Founding Fathers should be part of every patriot’s library:
Michael E. Newton’s new book Angry Mobs and Founding Fathers is a must read for anyone interested in America’s founding and should be part of every patriot’s library.
His book is clear, concise, well documented, and chock-full of quotes from the founding fathers.
Newton takes the reader back to Colonial America when angry mobs were protesting British tyranny. He brilliantly juxtaposes the debate over separating from Great Britain and how the founders skillfully navigated America through the stormy waters that resulted from the Declaration of Independence.
Tomorrow is the anniversary of the day that the nation’s founders, gathered in Philadelphia a few miles from my house (which as it happens had already been standing for about 28 years old at the time), at great personal risk, signed the Declaration of Independence, with its ringing declaration that all men–Americans and everyone else, too–are born equal and are endowed with certain inalienable rights, among them life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Five years ago at this time, I was just starting my road trip promoting my book, The Case for Impeachment (St. Martin’s Press, 2006), which documents the wholesale assault, by then President George W. Bush, and his chief consigliere, Vice President Dick Cheney, on those bold concepts and on the subsequent Constitution and Bill of Rights which those same founders set up as the guiding principles of this nation.
I never imagined as I wrote that book, and as I traveled the country making its case that these two wretched men were criminals and constitution-wreckers, that I would later be witness to a perhaps even more dangerous threat to what remains of our national heritage. But here we are, more than half-way through the first (and hopefully last) term of President Barack Obama, and we are witnessing not only a continuation of the crimes of those last two villains, not only a wholesale blocking of efforts to bring those two criminals and their accomplices to justice, but a continuation, by the man who succeeded them, of the destruction of our once relatively free society.
Yes, I said it. I’m not taking it back. The United States of America should no longer celebrate the Fourth of July.
The Fourth of July is a celebration of Freedom. The Fourth of July is a celebration of Limited Government. The Fourth of July is a celebration of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. It’s a time to celebrate Independence from foreign powers. It’s the time to reflect on what makes America American.
Well, since none of these values are apparent in today’s society, I think we should just turn the Fourth of July into the fourth of July. We should forget about the hamburgers and the fireworks. We should forget about the block parties and taking the day off from work. It might as well be another day since America is becoming just another place, thanks to the Authoritarian Left.
We have the federal “government” making ordinary citizens jump through hoops to buy a gun to defend their families, while allowing gun purchases to be made by Mexican drug lords without hassle. We have a federal “government” that wants to ORDER you to buy health insurance. We have a federal “government” that wants to decide what lightbulbs you should use. We have a federal “government” that wants to decide how much water your toilet uses after you take a Democrat. We have a federal “government” that thinks groping children, nuns, and elderly leukemia patients is vital to national security. We have a federal “government” that allows rogue agencies like the EPA to make rules and regulations that carry the same weight as laws. We have a federal “government” that has frittered away our sovereignty with its incomprehensible debt. We have a federal “government” that allowed itself to be ordered by the UN, EU, and Arab League to go to war to make sure al-Qaeda takes over Libya. We have a federal “government” that thinks it has the right to decide that your neighbor deserves some of your paycheck more than you do. If I go any further, I think I might off myself. (Safety first!)
Call me crazy and off meds, but I don’t think any of the above should be celebrated. It would be an exercise in Orwellian parody to do so.
Folks, the only way to reverse this trend is by electing Conservatives. Moderates won’t get the job done. Cooperation with the Authoritarian Left won’t get it done. The only thing that will save the Republic is a return to its Constitutional, Judeo-Christian, and Rugged Individualist values. We need to elect individuals who will stand up to the bougerois socialists in the media and in Hollywood with an extended middle finger. What we need is individuals who live and breathe the Constitution, not fingersniffers who believe in a “living and breathing” Constitution. In other words, we need the exact opposite of what we have now.
God help us all.
The Declaration of Independence (Revised)
The Declaration of Independence (Revised):
“Again, this sort of rhetoric could be applied retroactively to the late unpleasantness of 1861—65. Strike it.
The revised version should be sent to every state department of education in the United States, warning all of them that if the revised version of this document is not presented in the textbooks they adopt for use in the state’s public schools, then all Federal funding will be removed in the following fiscal year.
Viva the New American Revolution! (“”Hopefully, this new media will mention ONLY those political parties mentioned in the Declaration of Independence, and Articles of Confederation!!!!!”)
Viva the New American Revolution!
Viva the New American Revolution!:
(‘A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever…)”
Posted by Gunny G at Monday, June 13, 2011
The Court of Last Resort
The Court of Last Resort:
“Clearly and simply the tenth amendment limits the powers of the Federal Government to only those powers delegated in The Constitution and reserves all others to the States and the People. However, for over a Century the Federal Government has been expanding its power at an alarming and ever increasing pace until now there is absolutely no resemblance between what exists in Washington today, and what was set forth in The Constitution by the founding fathers. In its expansion the Federal government has encroached upon and literally seized powers from the States and the people that it is specifically forbidden to have and has done so in outright defiance of The Constitution.
The expansion of the Federal Government has reached a point in this country where individual liberty is no longer a protected Right as expressed in the Declaration of Independence but rather a privilege to be doled out to those in the favor of what has become a self appointed “ruling class”.
We are fast losing the position of a nation governed by laws to one governed by those in power. It is time for the citizens of the United States of America to once again declare themselves to be free individuals and retake control of government, starting at the Federal level.”
Posted by Gunny G at Friday, May 27, 2011
A Modern Declaration of Independence
A Modern Declaration of Independence:
“The current system, domineered by corrupt, career politicians and the corporations and banks that manage them like a troupe of actors, seeks to monopolize power on all levels. We are witnessing a “global government” taking shape, with “global institutions” that make decrees, laws, and even war not based on the greater good of humanity, but for the greater good of a corporate-financier oligarchy seeking to spread their power and influence to the four corners of the globe.
They have done so under the poorly dressed guise of “human rights,” “freedom,” and “democracy.” As the cheap veneer that covers their true designs peels away, we are outraged but perhaps at a loss of what to do.
We are witnessing the destruction and despoiling of Libya, US-funded uprisings creating unmitigated chaos across Syria, a fake-revolution destabilizing and threatening the future of 80 million Egyptians at the hands of a US International Crisis Group stooge, Mohamed ElBaradei.
And while disingenuous pundits still try to convince us that these are real revolutions and that real change is around the corner, we are on a road that leads to nothing more than absolute subjugation, exploitation, and inevitably much worse.”
Posted by Gunny G at Wednesday, May 25, 2011