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Rev. David Whitney — Declaration of Independence….. “Note that Adams said, “…rights that cannot be repealed or restrained by human laws…”…………”

July 11, 2014 1 comment

……………EXCERPT!!!!!!!!!!

…..While every word in our Founding Charter is important perhaps the second most important principle of freedom to understand is that Our Rights come from God – Not Government, therefore they are not subject to the Repeal or Restrictions of Human Laws.

The Declaration of Independence states, “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 pursuit of Happiness.

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Have We Been Reading the Declaration of Independence All Wrong?… “See that period? According to Princeton professor Danielle Allen, it’s not actually in the original document. If she’s right, then the individual rights of “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness” would share a sentence with what follows:…”

July 4, 2014 1 comment

Have We Been Reading the Declaration of Independence All Wrong?

The Wire ^ | 7/3/14 | Abby OhlheiserPosted on 7/4/2014, 1:54:38 AM by Kartographer

First, let’s pinpoint what’s in question here.

The official transcription from the National Archives reads emphasis ours:

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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.

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See that period? According to Princeton professor Danielle Allen, it’s not actually in the original document. If she’s right, then the individual rights of “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness” would share a sentence with what follows:

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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

July 25, 2013 2 comments

NOW!! Spy-Proof Communications is Here from Before It’s News

 

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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,

 

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JB Williams — Our Rights Shall NOT Be Infringed…

April 7, 2013 1 comment

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Political leftists with global ambitions, who fear the wrath of a free people, have been trying to disarm American citizens for more than a hundred years now. Although Americans have been quite tolerant of past overreaches of political authority at the federal, state and local level, the silence of the people should not be misinterpreted as their consent. Far from it…

 

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In the end, our rights shall NOT be infringed! PERIOD!

 

The subject of our inalienable rights, protected by the US Constitution, the Bill of Rights and State Constitutions, is simple. – “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

 

Why? – Because, a well-regulated Militia is necessary to the security of a free State and a free people.

 

 

 

 

 

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A Free State

 

A state which is subservient to any supreme central power is not a “free state.” Our Founders created a Constitutional Representative Republic, not a democracy. The thirteen original colonies and the balance of the states by ratification, created a federal government via a compact known as the U.S. Constitution, and further protected states and individual rights via the Bill of (inalienable) Rights.

 

 

 

The people, via their states, assigned certain specific and limited duties to the federal government they created, along with the limited authority to carry out those duties.

 

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Libertarians vs Conservatives on Guns by Mark R. Crovelli

March 15, 2013 Leave a comment

Few issues highlight the gaping philosophical divide between libertarians and modern conservatives more starkly than the issue of guns. This might seem counterintuitive, because libertarians and modern conservatives often stand shoulder to shoulder against liberals and progressives to defend individual gun rights. The convenient alliance between modern conservatives and libertarians in the political trenches, however, conceals a fundamental and serious philosophical disagreement.

 

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In order to fully grasp the division between libertarians and modern conservatives on this issue, it is important to understand why libertarians and conservatives think gun rights are so important. At the most general level, both libertarians and modern conservatives agree that all men have a natural right to defend themselves against aggression. More specifically, every man has a natural right to repel with violent force any unjust aggression against his life or his property.

 

 

 

Libertarians and modern conservatives do not defend individual gun rights out of some bizarre and loony obsession with a 200-year-old piece of parchment called “The Constitution.” On the contrary, they hold that the Constitution of the United States merely articulated something about man’s nature that has always been and always will be true.

 

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The logical implication of this, both libertarians and modern conservatives agree, is that individuals have a natural right not just to defend their lives and their property against aggression from individual murderers and thieves, but that they have a natural right to defend themselves from unjust aggression by government. Hollow indeed would be the right to self-defense if it did not include the right to defend oneself against aggression by government – including one’s own government, because governments have killed and robbed exponentially more people than have private criminals.

 

Recognizing this fact, libertarians and modern conservatives agree that the natural right to self-defense must include a right to defend oneself against unjust government aggression, and that doing so usually requires more than simply a stick or a slingshot. A population armed with modern guns is not easily cowed, robbed, or massacred unless governments resort to wildly immoral and indiscriminate tactics or weapons of mass destruction.

 

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‘Need’ defined…

March 1, 2013 1 comment

‘Need’ defined

 

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The ‘need’ word has infected political rhetoric. President Obama recently suggested that we should eliminate certain tax loopholes because some taxpayers are doing just fine and they don’t need tax relief, i.e. the money.

 

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Chris Matthews: Natural Rights and Second Amendment Are Racist

February 16, 2013 Leave a comment

Chris Matthews: Natural Rights and Second Amendment Are Racist

 

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Posted on Saturday, February 16, 2013 4:57:22 PM by yoe

 

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(Infowars.com) You know establishment liberals are desperate when they start throwing around the race card to defend their attacks on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights….

 

On Thursday, that’s exactly what former D.C. cop and MSNBC script reader Chris Matthews did – he called the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre a racist for daring to defend the god-given natural right of self-defense.

 

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Obama’s inauguration speech morphs liberty into tyranny

January 31, 2013 Leave a comment

By Alan Keyes

 

People who have read and pondered the articles I’ve posted here over the years have undoubtedly noticed my consistent reliance on the principles and logic of the American Declaration of Independence. Many of America‘s self-professed conservative political leaders fail to think through and uphold the Declaration’s tenets. This may yet prove to be a flaw fatal to the prospects of liberty. Is this failure the result of incompetence? Or is it a matter of malicious choice? Whatever the explanation, in spurning the Declaration they discard the Providential gift that has been and remains America’s defining and most essential moral resource.

 

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The heart of most Americans still responds to the understanding of justice conveyed in the Declaration’s most famous words, particularly its acknowledgment that “all men are created equal.” The Declaration’s words still move even those avowedly committed to the socialist degradation of America’s character and institutions. We see new proof of this in the inauguration speech just delivered by the idol they have lifted up to be the historical focal point for consummating that degradation. Barack Obama has consistently used a rhetorical device wherein he cites or alludes to the Declaration’s words even as he advocates and implements an understanding of government that contradicts the Declaration’s logic. He did so again last week:

 

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The right to shoot tyrants « Bob Owens… (“Every once in a while an honest and straightforward Constitutional scholar cuts through the lies and subterfuge of Washington, DC, to lay down the plain meaning of the law in such a way it cannot be mistaken. Take it away, Judge Napolitano:”)

January 12, 2013 2 comments

Every once in a while an honest and straightforward Constitutional scholar cuts through the lies and subterfuge of Washington, DC, to lay down the plain meaning of the law in such a way it cannot be mistaken.

 

Take it away, Judge Napolitano:

 

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If the colonists had been limited to crossbows that they had registered with the king’s government in London, while the British troops used gunpowder when they fought us here, George Washington and Jefferson would have been captured and hanged.

 

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Guns and Freedom by Andrew P. Napolitano

January 10, 2013 Leave a comment

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.

 

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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.

 

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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…………..”)

January 10, 2013 3 comments
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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.

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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.

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Individuals are sovereign – not the government…

January 9, 2013 41 comments

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.

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When Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence that we are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable 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.

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It’s time we became leaders… (“If you are reading this, you are a leader. As leaders, we must unite and discuss how to accomplish this, and do it now. While we still can……..”)

January 2, 2013 Leave a comment

…Accepting your task

 

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It is therefore up to us, to you reading this column, to accept the mantle of leadership. We must have a discussion, right now, far more meaningful than sound bites and bullet points, partisan politics and business as usual. From this discussion, we must chart a plan of action.

 

 

 

 

While the majority of the population is entranced, entertained or clinging with white knuckles to their normalcy bias, we do not have the luxury of time nor the ability to keep drawing new lines in the sand as we are being forced backward into a state of subjugation and slavery.

 

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We need to decide right now where our line in the sand is and even make plans to recover lost liberties. We must make our individual stands known so we may become the collective resistance against the tyranny that is about to be unleashed upon us.

 

We need to replace our virtual “beer muscles” some have developed as anonymous keyboard warriors with genuine courage and a plan of action to restore our God given rights and freedoms established by the U.S. Constitution.

 

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Prison Planet.com » 5-minute video: Declaration of Independence was/is lawful revolution from criminal government

August 27, 2012 2 comments

 

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A lawful revolution is in response to government that abjectly violates its own laws, and refuses all reasonable offers to return government limits within its own constitution. It is a revolution that requests its own law enforcement to do their job to arrest obvious criminals in their own government. The central crimes are in unlawful wars that kill millions, and massive economic fraud that harms billions and loots trillions of the 99%’s earnings every year.

 

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The Rule of Law by Andrew P. Napolitano

July 19, 2012 3 comments

 

The greatest distinguishing factor between countries in which there is some freedom and those where authoritarian governments manage personal behavior is the Rule of Law. The idea that the very laws that the government is charged with enforcing could restrain the government itself is uniquely Western and was accepted with near unanimity at the time of the creation of the American Republic. Without that concept underlying the exercise of governmental power, there is little hope for freedom.

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Lysander Spooner: Libertarian Pietist by Murray N. Rothbard

July 7, 2012 1 comment

We are all indebted to Carl Watner for uncovering an unknown work by the great Lysander Spooner, one that managed to escape the editor of Spooner’s Collected Works.

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This July 4th it’s time to tell another tyrant we’ve had enough

July 4, 2012 1 comment

In the summer of 1776 our Founding Fathers gathered in Philadelphia to decide not whether they would tell King George III they had had enough, but how to word their message.

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They wanted nothing about our Declaration of Independence to be ambiguous.

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The government is the problem

June 25, 2012 3 comments

The government is the problem

By Julio Severo

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Thirty years ago, President Ronald Reagan said in his memorable first inaugural address, “The government is the problem”. (Watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wteMdwFo0Pw) Not that the government in his time was doing what it is doing today, by promoting sodomy, abortion and even Islam.

Government was already the problem because it did not cease to intrude and to mutilate the natural rights and freedoms of people. Government, which has the responsibility to control criminality, was busy controlling the non-criminal affairs of people.

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The Constitution Does Not Grant Rights! by Gary D. Barnett

May 28, 2012 2 comments
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But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain – that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist.

~ Lysander Spooner

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God-Given Rights Inherent in Every Human Being

May 24, 2012 2 comments

William Lloyd Garrison published the Boston anti-slavery paper “Liberator” and founded the American Anti-Slavery Society in 1833.

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Suffering hundreds of death threats for his politically incorrect stand on the value of human life, William Lloyd Garrison died MAY 24, 1879.

He wrote:

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A Different Philosophy of Civil Disobedience | Veterans Today

April 30, 2012 1 comment

Conventional civil disobedience usually engages localized agencies and domestic government. Redress of grievances, constitutionally protected under law is a myth in practice. The courts operate as protectors of state authority, while crushing the safeguards of individual natural rights.

Petition to elected officials for recourse resembles begging for sustenance. Allegiance to country is confused with deference to decadent dictates.

Conscience and moral imperatives draw sincere and aware citizens to resort to necessary measures of dissent. The question is what kind of civil disobedience is appropriate and effective?The conventional interruption of the principle of civil disobedience usually cites Thoreau, Gandhi and King.

Most students of history are familiar with their significance and writings. However, less well known are John Rawls and Howard Zinn. A review of their viewpoints is helpful to understand the nature of civil disobedience.

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The United States is Now a Religious State Dictatorship| The Post & Email

February 14, 2012 Leave a comment

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.

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Jim R. Schwiesow — Eight Lonely Souls

February 2, 2012 1 comment

Recently eight duly elected and active Oregon and California county sheriffs’ addressed, in a public forum, federal and state intrusions upon the unalienable rights of their citizens and the unconstitutional (illegal) incursions of warrantless state and federal endeavors in their jurisdictions. By their testimony these fine sheriffs’ verbally documented the assault on sovereignty and the abridgement of individual rights by the despotic strives that they have personally witnessed.

Most disturbing was the fact that federal encroachments were aided and abetted by state politicians who were willing to bargain away state sovereignty and the exclusive right to local control in exchange for federal dollars; a disturbing development given that states ought to employ a barrier against unconstitutional federal trespass upon the personal liberties of their people.

If you became aware of this event, via the mass media, friendly reader you were indeed a rare exception as the particulars of the forum had all of the earmarks of being a closely guarded secret by a media that totally eschews any moral obligation to apprise the public of other than sensationally motivated, politically correct, or politically actuated and patronage-directed substance.

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Losing Our Liberty

February 1, 2012 3 comments

In the time of the Founding Fathers, the colonists suffered under tyrannical rule and understood the consequences of being subjects to government. As a result, America was originally structured around the Articles of Confederation – a document one step to the left of anarchy on the political spectrum. Recognizing the document’s lack of sustainability, the Founders realized while drafting the Constitution that government had to have limited power.

And yet, in the past century, the United States has witnessed an unprecedented expansion of federal government power. Whether it’s the creation of the Federal Reserve, the establishment of Social Security and other entitlement programs, or the implementation of No Child Left Behind, the federal government has found ways to infiltrate every aspect of our personal lives, robbing us of our liberty in the process.

It is important to note that liberty is not a commodity given by any government or any document; the Founders recognized liberty comes from a higher power. In the words of Thomas Jefferson, “The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time.”

The United States of America was founded as an experiment. Those brave men who rebelled against King George did so for a better life for generations to come. Men like George Washington and James Madison lived under the tyrannical rule of a monarch. Instead of accepting the notion that their rights stemmed from the throne, our Founding Fathers said that we derive our power from the Almighty. No person, no government, no law has the power to take away our God-given rights; our rights are inalienable.

Whether it’s the PATRIOT Act or ObamaCare, TARP or Dodd-Frank, Democrats and Republicans alike are to blame for the destruction of liberty. Government expansion is a bi-partisan concept in our nation’s capital, no matter the political rhetoric of the day. The sad truth is that both political parties have become plagued with corruption and greed, increasing governmental control of our lives to further their own selfish ends, thereby poisoning the very foundations of American society in the process.

Even governmental programs who have admirable stated goals have grown wildly out of control. As Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute points out,

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Judge Andrew Napolitano Natural Rights and The Patriot Act part 1 of 3 – YouTube

January 18, 2012 1 comment

Judge Andrew Napolitano Natural Rights and The Patriot Act part 1 of 3

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Prison Planet.com » Libertarianism and Americanism

December 26, 2011 2 comments

Given that in the main the American political system is still the closest to protecting varieties of individual liberty – regarding speech, commerce, religion, due process, etc. – most of those who peddle political ideas want to hitch their wagon to the ideas of the American Founders.

 

Socialists, conservatives, populists, agrarians and even communists have laid claim to being the proper carriers of the American political flag. Libertarians, of course, are no different. They hold that it is their political philosophy that most fully realizes the vision first put into practice by the American Founders and Framers. And with their current role in America’s political life, it would be useful to see if they or the others are right.

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Judge Napolitano: Freedom is under attack!

December 17, 2011 5 comments

“The United States of America was born out of a bloody revolt against tyranny,” says Napolitano. “Yet almost from its inception, the government here has suppressed liberty.”

In his sixth book on the Constitution and human freedom, the popular Fox News host goes to the root of today’s problems, asking: “Where does freedom come from? How can government in America exercise power that the people have not given to it? What forces have collaborated to destroy personal freedom?”

In this back-to-basics on freedom, Judge Napolitano addresses hard questions:

Do we still have a Constitution?

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The government as lawbreaker, again ~ Judge Andrew Napolitano

December 15, 2011 10 comments

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.

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The Daily Bell – Libertarianism in One Lesson

December 14, 2011 6 comments

The legal authority within a given jurisdiction is no more than a kind of referee. It’s only concerned with maintaining peace and the maximum absence of violence against individual rights, and with no one abridging those rights with impunity. That means that if someone’s rights are violated, the culprit at least gets punished for the deed.

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America’s Last Vestige of Freedom| The Post & Email

December 14, 2011 5 comments

To the Public Servants of the United States of America,

The death of a nation happens with a whisper and a nudge, patiently and stealthily, robbing its unsuspecting citizens of inalienable rights and replacing them with governmental controls…for the good of the people, of course. Only when it is too late to turn back the clock does a nation realize that freedom has vanished in the blink of an eye.

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Senators Who Love the Government But Hate America by Scott Lazarowitz

December 14, 2011 1 comment

Within days after my article on due process and presumption of innocence, the U.S. Senate voted to empower the U.S. military to apprehend and detain indefinitely anyone in America, based on the whim of the soldier or military commander, and it will probably eventually include any armed agent of government including local police. As Jacob Hornberger noted, this new provision will codify the U.S. as just another one of many dictatorships throughout world history.

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The Ignorance of Newt versus the Inalienable Rights of All by Scott Lazarowitz

November 21, 2011 2 comments

During a recent Republican Presidential debate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich implied that he strongly disagrees with very important assertions of the Declaration of Independence: “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.”

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A New Declaration of Independence

July 7, 2011 Leave a comment

When in the Course of human events it again becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with a failed authority 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 as well as our original, properly constituted laws entitle us, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that we should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

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It has abused its role over the law and instituted fiat rules that are detrimental to the common good — welfare, cap and trade, oppressive taxes, onerous regulation on business are recent examples.

It has forbidden governors of states to pass laws useful to local needs and has interfered in state business.

It has refused the right of local government to govern at home and has as a matter of course caused local legislators to carelessly assume they have no power.

It has defacto dissolved the authority of state governments so that the representatives of the people constantly defer to rule from Washington.

It has refused to secure the borders so that all manner of foreigners of the lowest station might flood these shores without hesitation while refusing to allow those foreigners with useful skills and education to enter and apply for citizenship.

It has allowed capricious courts to usurp proper legislative duties and to rule from the bench.

It has seated judges with no opposition or investigation and has not required judicial candidates to express an interest in the true meaning of the law of the land.

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Thoughts on July 4th: Our Incredible Shrinking Constitution | This Can’t Be Happening

July 3, 2011 Leave a comment

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.

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Voting: The ‘God’ That Failed! by Gary D. Barnett

June 14, 2011 Leave a comment

Voting: The ‘God‘ That Failed! by Gary D. Barnett

Voting: The ‘God’ That Failed! by Gary D. Barnett:

“I am constantly amazed by my fellow citizen’s reverence for voting. This blind worship for this worthless endeavor is troubling to say the very least, but nonetheless firmly entrenched in the minds of the masses.

Almost from birth in this country, we are taught that voting is a ‘sacred’ right, a right so important as to be one of, if not the greatest right. I must not have been indoctrinated properly by the government school system, as I consider the most sacred rights as those natural rights to life, liberty, and property, certainly not casting a ballot for one or another criminal in politics.

I consider voting today only as an avenue that allows one group to legally

via BLOGGER.GUNNY.G.1984(+): Voting: The ‘God’ That Failed! by Gary D. Barnett.

After the Revolution…Pat Buchanan

March 11, 2011 3 comments

…”Democracy … arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects,” said Aristotle.

But if the Philosopher disliked the form of government that arose out of the fallacy of human equality, the Founding Fathers detested it.

“A democracy is nothing more than mob rule,” said Thomas Jefferson, “where 51 percent of the people may take away the rights of the other 49.” James Madison agreed, “Democracy is the most vile form of government.

” Their Federalist rivals concurred.”Democracy,” said John Adams, “never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.”

“You people, sir, is a great beast,” Alexander Hamilton is said to have remarked.

If he did not, it was not far from his view.Said John Winthrop, the Pilgrim father whose vision of a “city on a hall” so inspired Ronald Reagan, “A democracy is … accounted the meanest and worst form of government.

“But did not the fathers create modernity’s first democracy?

No. They created “a republic, if you can keep it,” as Ben Franklin said, when asked in Philadelphia what kind of government they had given us.

A constitutional republic, to protect and defend God-given rights that antedated the establishment of that government…………………………

via After the Revolution.

“Could Barack Be Anything Besides a Manchurian Candidate?” ~ Obama Assaults Democracy by Rejecting Popular Consent

February 24, 2011 6 comments

Does the “Will of the People” matter when government is run by a cadre of demigods?

After all, is it really immoral to force Americans to do the good and avoid the bad? Contra, one can argue the very cornerstone of US constitutional theory is summed up in the doctrine of Consent of the Governed, since without acknowledging the popular will, every other act by government is tyranny.

Yet, former constitutional instructor Barack Obama constantly ignores and even flouts this principle in action.

Remember the Declaration’s immortal words: 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………………..

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Could Barack Be Anything Besides a Manchurian Candidate?

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America, A Country of Laws? Hardly!| The Post & Email

December 3, 2010 Leave a comment

“RULES” HAVE REPLACED THE CONSTITUTION AND DEPRIVED THE CITIZENS OF THEIR GOD-GIVEN RIGHTS

by Ron Ewart, ©2010

We are no longer governed by the U.S. and state Constitutions; hence, false imprisonments by activist judges, land grabs, and the passage of unconstitutional laws with regularityDec. 3, 2010 — “Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will, within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others.

I do not add ‘within the limits of the law’ because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.” — Thomas Jefferson“Nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced.” — Albert Einstein“If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.” — Winston ChurchillThere you have it. Three admonitions by well respected leaders of countries and science and in its 234-year history, America has violated all three. American law has become the will of tyrants that violate the unalienable, God-given rights of individuals, too many laws have been passed such that millions of laws and rules are leading us towards a police state, if we aren’t there already and passing laws that cannot or will not, or are too complicated to be enforced, is an all-too-common occurrence.

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Leaving out ‘creator’ dates to U.N. report State Dept. cites all ‘equal and endowed’ with rights

November 2, 2010 1 comment

President Obama’s omission of the Creator in his citation of the Declaration of Independence in recent speeches has drawn media attention, but federal documents reveal his administration began altering his reference to the founding document at least two weeks earlier than believed.

In the Universal Periodic Review submitted by the Department of State to the United Nations in August, the administration stated, “The story of the United States of America is one guided by universal values shared the world over – that all are created equal and endowed with inalienable rights.”

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Obama Strips the ‘Creator’ from Declaration of Independence — Again

October 20, 2010 Leave a comment

For the second time in little over a month, President Barack Obama stripped the word “Creator” from the Declaration of Independence when giving a speech.“As wonderful as this land is here in the United States, as much as we have been blessed by the bounty of this magnificent continent that stretches from the Atlantic to the Pacific, what makes this place special is not something physical. It has to do with this idea that was started by 13 colonies that decided to throw off the yoke of an empire and said, ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that each of us are endowed with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,’” Obama said in Monday’s speech. [Emphasis added.]The Declaration of Independence actually says, “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.” [Emphasis added.]

When asked why the president did not use the words “endowed by their Creator” in his Monday speech, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters on Tuesday, “I haven’t seen the comments, Lester. But I can assure you the president believes in the Declaration of Independence.”

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Obama Again Omits ‘Creator’ When Speaking of ‘Inalienable Rights’ Cited in Declaration of Independence

September 28, 2010 Leave a comment

Just seven days after he sparked controversy by omitting the word “Creator” when he closely paraphrased the passage from the Declaration of Independence that says all men “are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights,” President Barack Obama again omitted the Creator when speaking about the “inalienable rights” that “everybody is endowed with.”

This time the president was speaking at a Sept. 22 fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee DCCC and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee DSCC at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City, and his reference to “inalienable rights” was not as close a paraphrasing of the Declaration as it had been the week before.“And what was sustaining us was that sense that, that North Star, that sense that, you know what, if we stay true to our values, if we believe that all people are created equal and everybody is endowed with certain inalienable rights and we’re going to make those words live, and we’re going to give everybody opportunity, everybody a ladder into the middle class, every child able to go as far as their dreams will take them–if we stay true to that, then we’re going to be able to maintain the energy and the focus, the fight, the gumption to get stuff done,” Obama said at the DCCC/DSCC event, according to the transcript posted by the White House.Speaking at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s Annual Awards Gala on Sept. 15, Obama had left out the word “Creator” when otherwise virtually quoting from the Declaration of Independence.

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Obama is the Anti-Christ

September 23, 2010 Leave a comment

Barack Hussein Obama was speaking to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. He recited from the Declaration of Independence and said:all men are created equal; that they are endowed with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness;…Obama omitted these important 3 words:”by their Creator”

…Many people will excuse his omission just like they excused his words during the election debates when he said that:- he had visited all 57 states …There are 57 Muslim states. – “My Muslim religion.” – “They will cling to their guns and religion.”…..Many people will ignore this omission of “by their creator” just like they ignored his comments to Joe the Plumber about wanting to redistribute the wealth and about how the Cambridge police were “stupid” concerning how they handled Professor Gates….

It is time to stop ignoring his hatred for the heritage of America. It is time to hold him accountable….Who is he?…Our founding fathers believed that our rights and freedoms are unalienable rights from God…They are everlasting and not negotiable…Marxists believe that the rights of people are granted by a government….After watching Obama…it is clear that he believes…that the rights of the people come from the government…

Too many people have been duped into accepting this premise….especially younger, single women and blacks who want the government to help take care of them…. Therefore, they agree with Obama that the government provides what they need…including their rights.

This is the most dangerous part of what Obama and the liberals are doing to destroy America. They are causing addiction to government to the point where Americans will accept government as the replacement for God. And if government can grant a right, then it can also take that right away.

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Obama Skips The “By Our Creator” Part Quoting Declaration Of Independence

September 20, 2010 Leave a comment

I’m not even sure if TOTUS was involved in this one. During a Congressional Hispanic Caucus event, President Obama quoted directly from the Declaration of Independence, yet he just skipped the part about our Creator, who endowed us certain inalienable rights … life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Mentioned at the end of last week, this mis-quote is Hot Air’s Obamateurism of the Week.

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Obama drops ‘Creator’ from Declaration quote

September 19, 2010 1 comment

President gives no credit to author of life, liberty, pursuit of happiness.President Obama removed the reference to the “Creator” from the Declaration of Independence when he quoted a portion at a meeting of the Congressional Hispanic Congress.Obama said,

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, endowed with certain inalienable rights: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

“But the the actual quotation is:”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.”link

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‘Christian’ Obama Removes ‘Creator’ From Declaration Of Independence

September 18, 2010 Leave a comment

File this under the pseudo-Christian column.

President Obama concluded his speech at this week’s Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute gala with:

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, endowed with certain inalienable rights, life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

The U.S. Declaration of Independence reads:“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Poser.”…there will be false teachers among you.

They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves. Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute.” — 2 Peter 2:1-2

Watch ‘Mr. Christian’ read his Creator-less speech word-for-word straight from his teleprompter gods on video 22:40 in @

http://sadhillnews.comFull transcript below

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Author Robert Ringer: US ‘Decaying From Within’

September 18, 2010 Leave a comment

President Barack Obama‘s policies are propelling the nation toward “hard-core socialism or worse,” best-selling author Robert J. Ringer warns, adding that the “real terrorists” threatening the nation are progressives in Congress who are “subverting the Constitution.

“In an exclusive Newsmax.TV interview, Ringer talked about his new book, “Restoring the American Dream: The Defining Voice in the Movement of Liberty.”It’s an updated version, co-authored with The Wall Street Journal‘s Stephen Moore, of a 1979 book titled “Restoring the American Dream” — a work that introduced many Americans to libertarian ideas.Ringer says the new edition reflects his own evolution toward a more pragmatic interpretation of libertarianism.”You cannot stick to absolute libertarianism, where each person governs himself, because there are too many people who want to commit aggression against you and violate your natural rights,” he said.

Ringer, who now calls himself a “theoretical libertarian and practical conservative,” says, “The single greatest aggressor on human rights is the United States government, and that’s what the tea party movement is all about today.

“The author, who also wrote the best-sellers “Winning Through Intimidation” and “Looking Out For Number One,” told Newsmax that the United States is “spinning out of control rapidly” because politicians have created rights that don’t really exist.

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Obama Re-Writes Declaration of Independence to Leave Out “Creator”

September 17, 2010 6 comments

So let me close by saying this.

Long before America was even an idea, this land of plenty was home to many peoples. To British and French, to Dutch and Spanish, to Mexican — applause — to countless Indian tribes.

We all shared the same land. We didn’t always get along. But over the centuries, what eventually bound us together — what made us all Americans — was not a matter of blood, it wasn’t a matter of birth. It was faith and fidelity to the shared values that we all hold so dear.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, endowed with certain inalienable rights: life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

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This is one of the closing paragraphs of President Obama’s speech to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on September 15, 2010.

Caught a clip of this on the radio and I was amazed when he left out “by their Creator” when quoting from the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence.

Here it is in the official White House transcript and you can also see it on YouTubehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kd7ZQZxDhjk

I’m surprised this has not created a stir – perhaps lost in the election results new the last few nights.

For reference, here is the actual first sentence of the Preamble:

“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.”

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