GUNNY G: IF SO, THIS WOULD EXPLAIN A LOT ! (Did Thomas Payne Really Write The Declaration of Independence?)
IF SO, THIS WOULD EXPLAIN A LOT ! (Did Thomas Payne Really Write The Declaration of Independence?)
Is Obama Pushing for a Civil War? ~ “” bigbrowatch ~ “Over the last four years, the Obama administration has violated nearly every Article of the US Constitution and every Amendment in the Bill of Rights. They have worked to ignite racial tensions, class warfare, religious confrontations and political divisions far worse than those that led to the first American Civil War.”
Is Obama Pushing for a Civil War?
Capitol Hll Outsider ^ | 2/8/2013 | JB Williams
Posted on Friday, February 08, 2013 7:50:28 AM by IbJensen
Over the last four years, the Obama administration has violated nearly every Article of the US Constitution and every Amendment in the Bill of Rights. They have worked to ignite racial tensions, class warfare, religious confrontations and political divisions far worse than those that led to the first American Civil War.
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).
Are Americans ready to accept a police state? Are pastors and Christians ready to accept a police state? Are Republicans and conservatives ready to accept a police state?
Are Democrats and liberals ready to accept a police state? Are there truly enough people left in this country who even understand what a police state is, and if they do, would they really support it?
50 States ‘Resign’ From US Corporation? ….. “That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. “| Politics
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Have all 50 US ‘states’ tendered their resignation from the United States ‘corporation’ as this video from BackToConstitution suggests? According to the Declaration of Independence, it is not only our RIGHT, but it is our DUTY, to ‘throw off’ a government of despots who are committing a long train of abuses as this government clearly has been. A government of criminals is clearly no government at all and will be held accountable.
We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,
» Who Really Wrote the Declaration of Independence? ….. “Among many other points in the fascinating lecture series, Galambos makes clear that he believes that it was Thomas Paine not Thomas Jefferson, who wrote the Declaration of Independence. He has me convinced.” Alex Jones’ Infowars: There’s a war on for your mind!
July 4, 2013
He was a fascinating mixture of contrasts. He combined a brilliant mind with an ungracious personality.
He was an astrophysicist who taught social science. He preached the importance of respect for intellectual property, but freely lifted the ideas of others without giving them credit. He was dishonest, but he inspired others to be more honest. He disdained the word “libertarian” while turning thousands of people into libertarians. He was an insensitive teacher, and yet he apparently changed the lives of most of the people he taught.
The Attempted Lynching of George Zimmerman
PJTV ^ | 7/19/2013 | Bill WhittlePosted on Saturday, July 20, 2013 3:15:40 PM by Dick Bachert
Bill Whittle doesn’t just hit this one out of the park, he’s hit this one so hard that, 24 hours later, it still hasn’t landed!!!
If you want to know the TRUTH about the attempted Zimmerman LYNCHING, please watch this and help make it go viral.
This 10 minute video peels back the rot at the core of the efforts by obozo and holder to foment increased racial tension here for the purposes of their own sick agenda!
Lew Rockwell on the Constitution vs. Articles of Confederation…and why the Declaration of Independence is more important then them both….. | Peace . Gold . Liberty
…and why the Declaration of Independence is more important then them both:
Rockwell: The Constitution would be a major improvement over what we have today. But we need to realize that the Constitution itself represented a major increase in government power over the Articles of Confederation, which would have served us quite well had it not been overthrown.
I’m not impressed by the bunch that foisted the Constitution on us.
They were really up to no good.
We’ve all but forgotten that most everyone opposed it at the time. It only squeaked through once the Bill of Rights was tacked on.
The Bill of Rights isn’t perfect, but it at least had the advantage of spelling out what the government could not do.
» Who Really Wrote the Declaration of Independence? Alex Jones’ Infowars: There’s a war on for your mind!
He was a fascinating mixture of contrasts. He combined a brilliant mind with an ungracious personality. He was an astrophysicist who taught social science.
He preached the importance of respect for intellectual property, but freely lifted the ideas of others without giving them credit. He was dishonest, but he inspired others to be more honest. He disdained the word “libertarian” while turning thousands of people into libertarians. He was an insensitive teacher, and yet he apparently changed the lives of most of the people he taught.
The entire obituary of Galambos written by Browne is must reading. Browne says a lot of negative things about Galambos, but at the end of reading the obituary, the thought lingers: Who was this guy? And the next thought is: Boy, I wish I could have sat in on one of his courses. They aren’t any notes of his class. Browne reports, Galambos was very protective of his ideas and never put anything in writing. Indeed, Browne tells us:
He required every student entering one of his courses to sign a contract agreeing not to divulge any of the course ideas without permission from Galambos — and not even to use the ideas, in business or elsewhere, without permission.
71% say the signers of the declaration of independence would be disappointed……. – BlackListedNews.com
Despite their widespread national pride, Americans evince a much more negative response when asked if the signers of the Declaration of Independence would be pleased or disappointed by the way the United States has turned out. Seventy-one percent of Americans say the signers would be disappointed, while 27% say they would be pleased.
Americans have become significantly less positive in response to this question, down from a high of 54% who said the signers would be pleased in 2001.
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“During the weeks following the  election, [Northern newspaper] editors of all parties assumed that secession as a constitutional right was not in question . . . . On the contrary, the southern claim to a right of peaceable withdrawal was countenanced out of reverence for the natural law principle of government by consent of the governed.”
~ Howard Cecil Perkins, editor, Northern Editorials on Secession, p. 10
The first several generations of Americans understood that the Declaration of Independence was the ultimate states’ rights document. The citizens of the states would delegate certain powers to a central government in their Constitution, and these powers (mostly for national defense and foreign policy purposes) would hopefully be exercised for the benefit of the citizens of the “free and independent” states, as they are called in the Declaration.
Judge Andrew P. Napolitano: Jefferson Weeping… “Regrettably, today we have the opposite of what the Framers gave us. Today we have a government that alone decides how much wealth we can retain, how much free expression we can exercise, how much privacy we can enjoy. And since the Fourth of July 2012, freedom has been diminished.”
When Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, he used language that has become iconic. He wrote that we are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights, and among them are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Not only did he write those words, but the first Congress adopted them unanimously, and they are still the law of the land today. By acknowledging that our rights are inalienable, Jefferson’s words and the first federal statute recognize that our rights come from our humanity — from within us — and not from the government.
The government the Framers gave us was not one that had the power and ability to decide how much freedom each of us should have, but rather one in which we individually and then collectively decided how much power the government should have. That, of course, is also recognized in the Declaration, wherein Jefferson wrote that the government derives its powers from the consent of the governed.
To what governmental powers may the governed morally consent in a free society? We can consent to the powers necessary to protect us from force and fraud, and to the means of revenue to pay for a government to exercise those powers. But no one can consent to the diminution of anyone else’s natural rights, because, as Jefferson wrote and the Congress enacted, they are inalienable.
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…