George Washington/The Whiskey Rebellion… “… On September 19, 1794, George Washington became the only sitting U.S. President to personally lead troops in the field when he led the militia on a nearly month-long march west over the Allegheny Mountains to the town of…”
……In the mean time, almost 13,000 militiamen had gathered at Carlisle, Penn-sylvania, and prepared to march west to end the rebellion.
On September 19, 1794, George Washington became the only sitting U.S. President to personally lead troops in the field when he led the militia on a nearly month-long march west over the Allegheny Mountains to the town of Bedford.
Libertarians, Socialists, and the Whiskey Rebellion… “In the summer and fall of 1794, President George Washington, Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton, and General Henry Lee began making mass arrests of American citizens. Authorized neither by warrants nor by any resolution of Congress, federal troops rousted from beds, rounded up, and detained on no charge hundreds of people against whom the executive branch knew it had no evidence….” – LewRockwell.com
In the summer and fall of 1794, President George Washington, Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton, and General Henry Lee began making mass arrests of American citizens. Authorized neither by warrants nor by any resolution of Congress, federal troops rousted from beds, rounded up, and detained on no charge hundreds of people against whom the executive branch knew it had no evidence.
Officers administered warrantless searches and seizures of property and subjected detainees to harsh conditions and terrorizing interrogation. Some victims were told they’d be hanged unless they gave false testimony against the elected officials who had vainly opposed this and other executive-branch policies and operations.
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Center for a Stateless Society » Should We Celebrate the American Revolution?… ““Why should I trade one tyrant 3000 miles away for 3000 tyrants one mile away?”
There’s a great line in The Patriot: “Why should I trade one tyrant 3000 miles away for 3000 tyrants one mile away? An elected legislature can trample a man’s rights as easily as a king can.” Mel Gibson’s character ultimately signs on to the war effort, but the soundness of his point only becomes clearer looking at early U.S. history. Even the pre-Constitution state governments were tyrannical.
Shays’ Rebellion is cited as a failure of the Articles of Confederation to deal with unrest, but we should remember that two of the rebels were executed by the Massachusetts state effectively enough.
In the first five U.S. presidencies, we see the American empire, albeit in embryonic form, begin its centuries-long crusade of aggressive expansion and centralization of power in the capital.
George Washington cracked down on the libertarian Whiskey Rebellion, created a national bank, and put Alexander Hamilton, a centralizing statist, in charge of the Treasury.
John Adams blatantly violated the First Amendment as much as any president since with his notorious Alien and Sedition Acts. Thomas Jefferson deployed the Marines on an ultimately failed mission in the Barbary war, attempted to suspend habeas corpus and create a department of education, imposed a brutal embargo on English goods that decimated the economy and destroyed privacy rights, and conducted the Louisiana Purchase in bold defiance of the Constitution.
WHY WE CANNOT “RESTORE” OUR REPUBLIC!
4 July 2013
“COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM (THE HERD) AND BE SEPARATE”!
Most people, I think, have little, if any, understanding of what has happened to our country in recent years because they simply do not know our history, our true history that is. Those who call themselves “patriots” and “conservatives,” for instance, lament the state of our “Republic” and the hue and cry goes out to “Restore” the Republic, etc.
The long and the short of that one is, for me, that you cannot restore what has never been. Liberty and Freedom are simply myths and illusions.
Most schools and universities do not provide an honest review of American history, and it has only been since the blessing of the Internet the last few years that more and more actual information has found its way into the hands of those who actually seek the truth.
But how can I say such a thing? Certainly the old timers among us are fond of telling us all about the good old days when patriotism, freedom and liberty flourished. And I can certainly can see why we have all believed this to one degree or another over time. But I now call this sort of thing the old “the older I get, the better I was syndrome.”
To be sure, a steadily decreasing degree of relatively seeming freedom prevailed back in pre–WW II days, and the ’50s; but generally most seem to agree that something occurred back sometime in the ’60s when things began their turn for the worse.
“A Sampling of Coup D’états and Black-Flag Operations In US History “Propaganda is to a democracy what violence is to a dictatorship.” – William Blum” ~ The Daily Bell – Axiom 3: Back to the Articles of Confederation as America’s Central Government
…..A Sampling of Coup D’états and Black-Flag Operations In US History
“Propaganda is to a democracy what violence is to a dictatorship.” – William Blum
Of course, the truth of many such actions was effectively covered up until historical accuracy was revealed through the Internet Reformation. This is why the history books and public school texts teach only the authorized propaganda version.
The first was the Whiskey Rebellion in 1791 in which armed resistance by citizens against a new whiskey tax took place in opposition to Treasury secretary Alexander Hamilton’s federalist program to increase central government power and revenue. George Washington and an army were used to successfully quell the rebellion.
Americans demanding a return to limited government, a balanced budget and an end to spiraling sovereign debt have been voting for the GOP for decades and the result has been total failure on all counts. To accomplish these goals we really must turn the government structure back to our first government model, the Articles of Confederation, so the centers of real power are at the state rather than the federal level. Since 1913, i
t has been very easy, between maintaining the two-party monopoly and buying off Congress, for the power elite to control leviathan from the top down. This would be far more difficult if power, authority and programs were decentralized and returned to control of the individual states.
Changing the government does not mean voting in another president or changing whether the Democrats or GOP control the House or Senate. Both parties are equally guilty and responsible for the downfall of America. Yes, I would certainly prefer Rand Paul to another Democrat president following the second term of Barak Obama. And of course more liberty-oriented state house representatives as well as senators and congress members at the federal level would help to get the liberty message out.