Photograph of the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
“When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with one another, and it assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitled them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
“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 abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing it powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former System of Government. The history of the present King of Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpation, 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.”
…So began the unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, that was signed by the Founders of this country on July 4, 1776. The list of abuses and usurpations was then enumerated and in a perverse sort of irony this once proud nation has come full circle. We The People, now suffer intolerable acts of government in no small way very much resembling many of the abuses suffered by the Founding Generation.
“kept among us a standing army.”
“combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our Constitution, and acknowledged by our laws; giving assent to their acts of pretended legislation.”
“large bodies of armed men among us:
“We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, They too have been deaf to the voice of Justice and to consanguinity. We must therefore, acquiesce in necessity, which denounces our separation, and hold them, as we would hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace friends.
The above picture is the upside-down American flag. It is symbolic of national distress. As an American citizen, I have the right to express my contempt and anger for the manner in which this nation is being betrayed by those whose solemnly sworn oath it is to uphold and defend the Constitution, that document which is to be the rule-book between those that govern and the people. I have a duty to speak out against the wrongs perpetrated by this government. America is on a downward slide because of the self-centered bureaucrats and politicians who have worked for their own personal gain at the expense of what is best for the country.
To be more specific; It is clear to anyone who has been paying attention, the second, fourth, fifth,sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth amendments have been egregiously violated in copious ways. Foolishly, the people have made exceptions and excuses for one reason or another. The fact that most people must work to support themselves and their families is a contributing factor to this government run-amok. Perhaps the loss of freedom can be attributed to the vast wealth that has been created by our system. Wealth breeds opulence and complacency. Whatever the cause, the people have permitted the abuse of the rule of law by these would-be despots and we now face utter ruin if the tides are not changed.
The halls of congress are populated by liars, cheats and scoundrels of every stripe. In the name of the greater good these insufferable usurpers have erected an ivory tower from which they implement their devious machinations. They vote to increase their own pay and benefit packages, while the people endure higher taxation, excessive regulations and oppressive interference into their lives and livelihoods. Inflation is a most insidious tax. It has been perpetuated by debasing the currency, resulting in real wages remaining stagnant for about 30 years while the purchasing power of the U.S. Dollar has declined by 95% over the course of the past century.
These traitors conspire with globalists and corporate entities to destroy the economic base from which the people are to derive their earnings. These scoundrels set about through progressive schemes to tax the same earnings of the people twice, thrice or more! Through a multitude of administrative policies they have abrogated their duty as stewards of governance. They have continued to spend money they do not have, thereby ensuring either the enslavement of future generations or the complete and utter destruction of this nation. They repeatedly refuse to audit the corrupt Federal Reserve, an international banking cartel which holds our money and economic viability in its maw.
This is the current, “long train of abuses” that the American people have endured. If this post seems angry, then your observation is correct. I write this in the 100th year of the founding of the Federal Reserve Act and I assure you there is nothing federal about that private corporation nor are there any reserves. The powers that now hold America in its death grip know too well that the end game is near. With this knowledge they also realize that civilian disarmament is the only way to complete their cunning ploy to seize total and absolute despotic control of what was once the freest nation on earth. Under the guise of protecting the children, the criminal element in government is currently advocating an end run around the Constitution and the Congress. History will repeat itself and the hubris of these arrogant charlatans will inevitably lead to nemesis.
To all who love liberty, I implore you to never surrender your arms! To those who serve in police agencies and the military, I believe that the time is long past due for you to choose whom shall you serve. There are roughly 250,000,000 guns in the hands of civilians in the U.S. distributed among nearly 80,000,000 citizens. Firearms in the hands of free men and women are the “teeth of Liberty”. There are approximately 1 million law enforcers of all variety. Do the math. Some among you, and I hope many among you will honor your oath and refuse to obey un-Constitutional orders. Regardless of what percentage honor their oath, if you choose to be the lackeys for your statist masters and move against the American people, in violation of their unalienable right to keep and bear arms and if only 3% of Americans with guns stand in defiance, you will have a very serious problem on your hands! Civil war will be the inevitable result of any further aggression toward the people’s natural right. Think long and hard before choosing that road. Violating the right of the people will surely be the wrong thing to do.
To ye, would be tyrants, I say:
The above photograph is a depiction of Captain John Parker, commander of the Lexington Militia.
Better still, you can attend an Appleseed shoot and learn about American heritage, marksmanship and the events that took place on that glorious day, when free men stood against tyranny and a new nation was born.
Footnote: I have tried to steer clear of most things political when writing for my webpage/blog. However, this particular topic is unavoidable when consuming the daily offerings by the purveyors of what passes for “news” in America. The so called “journalists” assuming the role of the “4th Estate” have failed in their duty to question and investigate the stories of the day. Most importantly, they have refused to safeguard the interests of the people from an overreaching government. Indeed, they have become nothing less than the propaganda tool of the ruling regime. The main-stream media have accepted,as their own, the agenda of the political left and in so doing they have violated all manner of ethics and integrity. They have become nothing more than a corporate interest attempting to curry favor with their chosen masters.
I believe that America is facing a monumental reset that most people can not comprehend. It is with a heavy heart that I look across my homeland and understand how “We the people” have been divided and misinformed. Confusion rules the day. As free people we need to inform ourselves and educate others of the truth. A good starting point may be the Founding Documents, including the Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers.