These are indeed the times that try men’s souls. Like Paine – we are confronted with the increasing ruthlessness of power and tyranny of unlimited government. At all levels, government has extended its reach far beyond any authority granted to it, and with few exceptions, all are affected by it on a daily basis. The exercise of our individual liberties has all but been totally restricted, not now by a foreign king, but by a government of men and women who have presumed for themselves the same authority once presumed by King George. Driven by greed or self supposed importance, politicians and power brokers who know little of restraint, nor loyalty, think themselves able to enact any measure whatsoever into law, with no regard to constitutional guideline – or care for the effect upon the lives of “we the people.” These small men seek by these measures ‘to bind us in all cases whatsoever,’ just as that former tyrant and his followers did well over two centuries ago. And because these modern tyrants attempt to exercise the same prerogatives with the same object and intent, we find that those same grievances listed against that first tyrant in the Declaration of Independence, fit the modern tyranny like a vast historical mirror.
* He has obstructed the Administration of Justice.
* He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone.
* He has erected a multitude of new Offices, and sent hither, Swarms of Officers – to harass our People, and eat out their substance.
* He has affected to render the Military independent of, and superior to our Constitution.
* For quartering large bodies of Armed Troops among us.
* For protecting them, by mock trial, from any Murders which they should commit upon the Inhabitants of these States.
* For imposing taxes on us without our Consent.
* For depriving us, in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury.
* For abolishing the free system of English Laws.
* For establishing an arbitrary Government.
* For abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Government.
* For declaring themselves invested with Powers to legislate for us, in all cases whatsoever.
Today, American government has distinguished itself as having the same character as that same unjust king. In order to search out new subjects for their ‘king,’ they obstruct the simplest of justice by sending forth “swarms of officers,” whose sole function appears to be to “harass us, to eat out our substance, and to destroy our lives,” by the restriction and elimination of our liberties.
Through international agreements, both public and in secret, United Nation’s treaties and a host of other arrangements such as GATT & NAFTA, we are indeed subjected to jurisdictions foreign and repugnant to our Constitution. These are enforced by “large bodies of armed troops,” police and military, in addition to so called laws, which allow them to further deprive us of our property, trial (by jury or otherwise), and which have, over time completely altered “fundamentally the forms of a government.” For example, we need only look at the closed American factories and the loss of meaningful jobs for hundreds of thousands – if not millions of Americans since the passage of the now ten year old North American Free Trade Agreement.
The citizens of this nation have now become subject to the loss of life, liberty and property at the hands of the very government once established to protect the essentials of free men; yet the agents of the government who in fact commit these crimes against innocent, peaceable men, are protected from punishment through ‘mock trials’ which are offered in the form of political hearings, without fear of reprisal nor criminal prosecution. As regards the deaths of Sam and Vicki Weaver so many years after their murders – consider the ‘injustice’ of lack of trial against accused government agent, Lon Horiuchi.
Taxation is now imposed – illegally, without limit or consent against the American people. Nearly 39% of the family income is paid out to government, Federal, State, County, etc. This does not necessarily include sales tax on goods purchased. This total is greater than that of car payments, mortgage and food costs – combined – for each family affected. But the more pervasive and hidden ‘tax’ is upon our production, our innovation, job creation and standard of living – all of, which results from a corrupted and debased currency – and that has created a much bigger problem. Because our current monetary system only comes into existence in the form of debt – the more productive we become – the further into debt we in fact fall! And if we were to cease our production and collected all the currency in circulation, we could never pay the previous ‘debt’ because the currency to cover the imagined interest has yet to be printed – and never will be!
The debt is quite imaginary – but the production by Americans one and all – is real – and enjoyed with relish by these international ‘banksters.’ By their methods of debt and usury, as yet unborn generations of American children have already been committed to enslavement – to be born into bonded servitude. “And if bound in THAT manner is not slavery, THEN there is not such a thing as slavery upon earth!”
Under their controls, the clearest of Constitutional guarantees are ignored or perverted to meet a desired end. Consider the Second Amendment of our ‘Bill of Rights,’ which states, “. . . the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” It has received numerous interpretations in these past several decades, but it does NOT mean that those rights shall not be infringed!
Meanwhile, the Internal Revenue Service, on behalf of its parent, the Federal Reserve Bank, continues to collect ‘taxes,’ with no Constitutional authority to do so within the fifty states; while the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, prevents child abuse in Texas, by gassing and burning to death the ‘victims’ of the alleged abuse. Our own military has assisted in these crimes in clear violation of the law – and once again – the persons committing theses persecutions – are protected from criminal prosecution. Some have even been rewarded for a ‘job well done!’
Politicians of all parties, along with assistance from their media accomplices, while purporting to be acting on behalf of the welfare of the people of our great nation, hold contrasting positions with great reason and deliberation – each while enjoying membership in private, elitist organizations with age old – well defined agendae. While the media deftly creates, the politicians manipulate ‘both sides of the fence’ in grand style – in order to meet their predetermined end. Regardless of party affiliation, each soon forgets promises made during election year campaigning – these men of little honor all pursue the same object. Over a period of many decades, it has become quite obvious to even the most ardent believers in our institutions – that even with all attempt at restraint, and through the changing faces of the election process,
“There exists a long train of abuses and usurpation’s pursuing, invariably, the same object – a design to reduce the American people under absolute despotism“ – a much proclaimed New World Order!
Many arguments have been lodged against these abuses, but by now, most free thinking men and women, realize the futility of arguing any point of law with a ‘king’ who presumes to write the law. Consider and study all of the Executive Orders and Presidential Directives which have been issued these past three decades, and you’ll not only agree with the last statement, you’ll begin to ask, “Why do we even have a Congress?” The answer, simply, is pretense – for no matter how compelling the argument, no matter what legal, jurisdictional or Constitutional foundation upon which a case is constructed, it can be altered, abolished or nullified by the next stroke of ‘his‘ pen – if he finds it disagreeable. American government today, exhibits the character of such a king.
Yet, more important than the changing of our laws, many realize that while making any attempt at legal defense or petition for redress, we are forced to make our presentation before people holding limited knowledge or concern for Constitutional law at best – and utter and complete disdain for it at worst. If you believe that this is not so, then ask why they are now enforcing illegal and un-Constitutional measures against us! One now begins to understand the futility of attempting to stop government abuses by references to the Constitution – the law of the land.
As Thomas Paine stated in his pamphlet, Common Sense:
“. . . government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state – an intolerable one; for when we suffer, or are exposed to the same miseries by a government, which we might expect in a country without a government, our calamity is heightened by reflecting that WE FURNISH THE MEANS BY WHICH WE SUFFER.“ I submit to you that this state of affairs is no longer tolerable!
Most would agree that our nation is in great peril. Many who consider themselves “patriots” have undertaken the task to prepare and defend themselves, their families and their country on what basis and by what means each feels appropriate. However, there is no agreement on what means is best for all – and no clear, distinct and unifying principle underlying that patriotism. There is in fact, a general sense of hopelessness in this cause.
All must agree that the unjust taking of individual rights by government is the primary cause and effect of this present crisis. But most can only see political or legal means of opposing such tyranny, neither of which have produced meaningful results. These constitute participation and therefore, our consent to be governed by the present tyranny. We must therefore realize that these represent a false hope for this nation – and works only for the advancement of the present tyranny and keeps us removed from reliance upon the source of those rights – our Creator.
We must reclaim and exercise those rights, which have so craftily and subtly been taken from us, or there is no point to our stand. Free exercise of those rights generates great power and prosperity for the individual by having removed that power and wealth from our oppressors. No more effective strategy exists for this cause!
The Fortress ~ An allegorical look at America’s struggle for freedom
“Slowly, without the people realizing it, the Enemy gained access to the very persons their ancestors had fought and died to protect.”
November 22, 1963 ~ The Day America Died