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Dissolving the Political Bands

Date: 15 January, 2002

By: Chief

Imagehomas Jefferson, in a letter to Archibald Stuart, wrote:

"I would rather be exposed to the inconveniencies attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it."

What has happened? What has become of us? Whatever happened to the euphoric idea of individual liberty? Whatever happened to a limited form of government? And whatever happened to the ideals set down in the Declaration of Independence?

Power

Political power is a never ending source of mischief and evil. For this sort of evil to succeed all that is required is for We the People to do nothing. And nothing is exactly what we have done. Hence those in a position of political power have achieved what they what they sought — power. Their power is at the point of being unbreakable. The achievement of a aristocracy, the haves versus the have nots. They have achieved the unthinkable; the complete usurpation of the supreme law of the land, the Constitution. A troika of power has replaced the three separate branches of government. Yet the majority of We the People are applauding such conduct.

Oh, the Constitution still exists - on paper anyway. In reality it means nothing at all. "Flick of the pen ... law of the land." Aren't executive orders just wonderful? It's enough to make one gag.

Members of Congress can openly commit murder and not only get away with it, but be reelected time after time ... after time. Isn't that correct Senator Kennedy? Other members of Congress, though legally married commit adultery which is a crime in Maryland, Virginia and other states and commonwealths. Isn't that true Congressman Condit, Congresswoman Chenowith, former Speaker Gingrich? The same holds true for presidents. Isn't that right former President Klinton? Further members of Congress and presidents have been openly and continually bribed. Indeed they demand money in exchange for "political favors." Just ask Senator Trent Lott or any member of Congress or any president.

This contempt for the Constitution permeates through all levels of government. Just recently a county district attorney was arrested, for the second time in a year, for drunken driving. Did the police confiscate his car? Did the police put him in jail? Did the police confiscate his gun? No. No and no. In fact the local newspaper wrote it is 'normal for people of his stature' to be treated differently than ordinary citizens. Isn't that correct Edward Hunt?

In the wake of the current economic recession the country is currently in, what noble gesture did our Congress perform? Why legislate themselves (each) a $4,900 pay raise. How quaint. They do work so hard now don't they? States are not immune from this form of contempt for We the People either. Several state legislatures, in the middle of a recession mind you, are considering raising the tax burden on the citizens of their states. Isn't that right Indiana, Minnesota and others? Citizens are out of work. Personal and company bankruptcies are at a near all time high and government wants to increase taxes. Not only that but our Congress is attempting, successfully I might add, to change personal bankruptcy laws. To make it much more difficult for the citizen to seek the protection, afforded under the Constitution, of bankruptcy. Utter contempt for the citizen.

We know have the national guard purportedly guarding our airports. Tanks and soldiers with automatic weapons greet us at the airport. How lovely. Citizens are removed from aircraft because of the way they are dressed. Because of the books they are reading. Because of their political affiliation. Because of the language they are speaking. Disgusting.

The president and attorney general have authorized, thank you Congress, federal law enforcement personnel to quite literally burglarize citizens' homes. Spy on citizens. Spy on groups and associations. Read their e-mail. Confiscate citizens' bank accounts. Indeed, confiscate citizens' property. Jail citizens and visitors. All on the basis of accusation. All done in the name of national security. Hogwash.

Courts are not immune either. To be sure, the Supreme court has a policy, established during the 1820's, that any bill enacted by Congress and subsequently signed into law is constitutional until proven otherwise. The only justice who has taken an opposing stance to this doctrine is Justice Scalia. There maybe some hope for him yet.

Disgusting, yes, but very reminiscent of our treatment by our British masters when this country was not a country but a mere colony of the British empire.

From the Declaration of Independence:

"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, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it. . .."

From the Constitution:

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.

"This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land. . .."

It is bad enough that the majority of We the People have forgotten the above statements. It is horrendous that those in government, each of whom have taken an oath to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States," have, not only forgotten those statements and their own oath but wilfully ignored the supreme law of the land.

There now exists a class system of government. Tyranny in its simplest form. Those in power favorably treat those with economic power. Money. Those without economic power are treated far differently. Serfs. Indentured servants. The government of the United States and the governments of the several states treat We the People with contempt, disdain, threats, coercion, violence, prison and sometimes death. Citizens gunned down by law enforcement officers. Citizens left to languish in prison. For the crime of dissent. For the crime of opposing governmental policies.

We the People need to gather our backbones together and renounce this government. Renounce it completely. Hold true to the Constitution without doubt. But renounce and hold illegitimate the current government of the United States and of the several states.

It is not difficult to do. It is not impossible to accomplish. It can certainly be done peacefully. It is called the vote. All that is required of We the People is not vote for either a Democrat or a Republican. Cast your vote for any third party candidate. We have nothing to lose and our liberty to gain.

On the other hand if peaceful change cannot be accomplished, then yes, armed revolt and rebellion against the government of the United States and of the several states will more than likely be required. I submit that before the cartridge box option is brought forth and used, the ballot box option be given two more chances. If after two more attempts at the polls fail, then all bets are off.

Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to W. S. Smith, wrote:

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it's natural manure."

Therefore, let us break the current political bands and start anew. Let us use our ballot box in an attempt to institute meaningful change, but keep our powder dry.

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