ARE WE REALLY THAT STUPID?

“The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.” ~ Albert Einstein

Imagine with me for a minute: it is April 19, 1942, you have heard on the radio of the Doolittle raid on Tokyo. In your heart, you feel a little justification for what you have been repeatedly told was a “sneak attack” on Pearl Harbor just four months prior. You are told the president of the United States (Barack Roosevelt) will be making an announcement within the hour. Of course, you are shocked beyond belief when the president declares he will be spearheading efforts to bring refugees from the raid on Tokyo to cities and towns in America and proclaims Islam Shinto religion to be a religion of peace.

Then you remember the words of the former president (George W. Crimefamily) when he stated: “America treasures the relationship we have with our many Muslim Shinto friends, and we respect the vibrant faith of Islam Shinto which inspires countless individuals to lead lives of honesty, integrity, and morality. This year, may this also be a time in which we recognize the values of progress, pluralism, and acceptance that bind us together as a Nation and a global community.” (Papa Crimefamily’s New World Order)

Then it is February 13, 1945, and the media of the day is all alive with reports on the bombing of Dresden in Germany. It passes through your mind that the war may be almost over. But, you are shocked beyond belief when Speaker of the House of Representatives (Paul Ryan McStupid) states publicly the following: Muslims Nazis are our partners: The vast, vast majority of Muslims Nazis in this country and around the world are moderate, they’re peaceful, they’re tolerant.” Speaker McStupid then states “A ban on Muslims Nazis is not in our country’s best interest.”

Just a few months after the bombing of Dresden in August of 1945, we hear suddenly of the dropping of Atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. Again, we can see the end of the war in sight—but—we then hear of an attack in an American nightclub where a radical member of the Muslim Shinto faith has killed a large number of American citizens and pledged allegiance to Emperor Hirohito. As the numbness and anger begins to diminish, you hear a candidate for president, none other than the presumptive democrat nominee, Hillary “Benghazi” Warmonger state the following: Muslims practitioners of the Shinto faith are peaceful and tolerant and have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism” She also states there should be a “500% increase in the number of Muslim Shinto immigrants allowed into this country” and “blocking such refugees will make Muslims followers of Shinto angry at police officers.” She excoriates and vilifies her opponent for campaigning for stronger restrictions on immigration.

People, it’s Sunday and I’m not going to write a lot more words for you to mull over on this day. But, considering the above, are we or are we not living in an insane time in our country’s history?

What level of insanity has been brought to us by socialist indoctrination masquerading as compulsory education and blind allegiance to political party irrationality?

This madness is prevalent in both political parties. The culmination of the horrors of “voting for the lesser of two evils” has produced the promised results: complete and total evil. Yet, the party faithful are in full idiotic bloom on social media. To the “conservative” mind all of the blame for our current political and economic malaise is to be placed at the feet of the democrats. While those on the progressive left believe the answers are to be found in increased socialist policies and actions. They are so ignorant as to not understand it was Socialism which got us into this predicament. Kind of analogous to advocating boiling water or oil as an antidote for 3rd-degree burns.

Karl Marx, Abraham Lincoln’s pen pal and supporter stated in the Communist Manifesto the Socialist revolution would establish a Socialist dictatorship of the proletariat. To achieve those goals Marx said three things must occur. The elimination of all private property rights, the destruction of the family structure and a rejection of the “opiate of the people,” Christianity. In many, many ways those goals have been attained. In fact, there are currently government bureaucracies in place to make sure all ten planks of the Communist Manifesto are fully implemented.

Still, the great majority of people in this country refuse to accept the obvious, such as the stupidity of our so-called leaders as listed above. Repeatedly, in negative response to my writings I have been told, don’t confuse me with the facts. Although they don’t use that phrase and their language is much more coarse, the bottom line concerning their position is clear. People much prefer the comfortable lie to the most uncomfortable truth. Author Gary Allen in his great work “None Dare Call it Conspiracy” states it very succinctly.

“We keep electing new Presidents who seemingly promise faithfully to halt the world-wide Communist advance, put the blocks to extravagant government spending, douse the tea of inflation, put the economy on an even keel, reverse the trend which is turning the country into a moral sewer, and toss the criminals into the hoosegow where they belong. Yet despite high hopes and glittering campaign promise these problems continue to worsen no matter who is in office. Each new administration, whether it be Republican or Democrat continues the same basic policies of the previous administration which it had so thoroughly denounced during the election campaign. It is considered poor form to mention this, but it is true nonetheless. Is there a plausible reason to explain why this happens? We are not supposed to think so. We are supposed to think it is all accidental and coincidental and that therefore there is nothing we can do about it.”

Believing we can fix this by voting for evil in various amounts, refusing to accept facts and looking for the comfortable answer to all questions has led us to the place where our leaders have asked us to embrace those who seek our deaths and destruction and to disarm ourselves in order to make it easier to accomplish their stated goals.

As a young man, I often wondered how people could accept being placed in the gulag; lined up to be shot, or shuffled into an oven. After watching the idiots in this country who gleefully follow and support political candidates such as Obama, Bernie, Hillary, Paul Ryan, Willard Romney, John McCain, members of the Bush family and countless others, that question no longer troubles me. The answer is abundantly clear.

Again, Are We Really That Stupid? No answer required; it was a rhetorical question!

In Rightful Rebel Liberty

 

 

 

FREEDOM: THE STORM STILL RAGES

Old forms of Government finally grow so oppressive that they must be thrown off even at the risk of reigns of terror.” ~ Herbert Spencer

The philosopher Thomas Hobbes is reported to have said, “Freedom is government in very small fragments.” On the 23rd of June, just two days ago, Britain voted to leave the European Union and be ruled by a smaller fragment of government. Perhaps they heard the echo of the voice of Winston Churchill and his admonishment to Charles de Gaulle in 1944 that if Britain were forced to choose between the rest of Europe and the “open sea” she must always choose the open sea. The battle of consolidation of government and the resultant loss of freedom in such an association has resulted in a rage for freedom throughout recorded history. America exists only because of this rage for freedom and the power which resides in the people known as nullification and separation.

Those brave souls who settled this country from Europe who decided to leave the consolidated oppressive government of the English empire and find their way to the new world did so not to find a larger more consolidated government with better benefits but to seek freedom in a world across the sea which had no government at all. The people who founded this country did so on a quest to escape from the oppressions and tyranny of consolidated government.

James Madison once referred to the two types of people who made up society. There were the people who just wanted to be left alone to succeed or fail on their own merits and the larger segment of society that sought power and control over others to achieve their selfish ends. From this we should learn that the great majority of those who seek positions in government do so to exercise dominion and control over others, while those who embrace the tenets of freedom and liberty prefer to be left to their own devices with no outside interference. People of this ilk avoid large cities and consolidated government like the blight on humanity that they are.

The recorded history of man is saturated with the battle between those who want to control others for their own benefit and those who seek freedom.

America’s first constitution, known as the Articles of Confederation, was created and written to protect those who cherish freedom from those who would use the powers of government to impose their will on others. This was defined in Article XIII.

“Every State shall abide by the determination of the United States in Congress assembled, on all questions which by this confederation are submitted to them. And the Articles of this Confederation shall be inviolably observed by every State, and the Union shall be perpetual; nor shall any alteration at any time hereafter be made in any of them; unless such alteration be agreed to in a Congress of the United States, and be afterwards confirmed by the legislatures of every State.”

Here we see a form of government in which the States must observe the decisions of Congress without alteration and a Union which would be perpetual. But the key that is of much importance was that any and all decisions by that Congress had to be confirmed by the legislatures of every State. In other words, any laws set down by the Congress had to receive the unanimous approval of all involved. Imagine if you will how small would be the number of laws in this country today if any and all legislation required the unanimous consent of all the states and with how much less tyranny would the people be burdened? This is the very seed of self-determination. Tyrants realize the greatest weapons to be found in the administration of government are coercion and force. Individuals do not routinely accept tyranny and oppression, it must be forced on them.

We have probably had too good an opinion of human nature in forming our confederation. Experience has taught us that men will not adopt and carry into execution the best calculated for their own good, without the intervention of a coercive power.” George Washington to John Jay, August 1, 1786.

People who cherish freedom quickly find that freedom cannot exist within the framework of coercion and they naturally seek to remove themselves from what is in essence slavery. In a society in which you cannot say no—you are certainly not free—you are a slave to the wishes of the majority with all too often that majority controlled by the desires of a ruling cabal. The ruling cabal garners the devotion and allegiance of the majority with promises of sharing the wealth of those who produce with those who do not. The most interesting revelation is: those in the ruling cabal are usually quite wealthy but it is not their wealth they intend to share.

If Hillary is really concerned with poverty, why does she not donate her speaking fees to charity? What about the almost one billion in her campaign fund? How much food could that buy for the poor were it possible to spend it for that purpose? Socialists do not seek power in government to help the unfortunate or the oppressed, they seek power to increase their own wealth and position.

The more centralized and consolidated any government becomes, by default, it must become more oppressive and controlling because the increased promises and multitudes of laws made by that government demand a steady decline in the rights and freedoms of the minority. Toss in perpetual wars and the unrestrained immigration of refugees from those wars and the resultant costs of both and true freedom quickly ceases to exist on any plane in that society. Then arises the winds preceding the raging storm for freedom such as that just witnessed in the UK.

But, the financial markets took a dump because of this exit from the larger union we are told with alarm. Financial markets which suffer large losses or collapse based on a perceived loss of coercion are not markets based on free enterprise and trade but are markets based on the ability of a strong centralized government to routinely confiscate the private property of its citizens. When the number of citizens from which money can be extracted diminishes, the amount others must pay increases and government coercion intensifies.

We often point with pride to our Constitution, the product of the Convention in Philadelphia in 1787. The truth is: this convention was led by many who sought the coercion of government over the people and the creation of a strong, more centralized government which could enforce its will on everyone under its control. Remember, the Articles of Confederation required the unanimous consent of every state; the new constitution only a majority.

We have the Affordable Health Care Act today even though a clear majority of states and people do not want it because of a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court who is controlled by the power cabal and does not answer to the states or the people. Under the Articles of Confederation, it would have taken but one state to veto this oppressive piece of garbage. This is but one example of the tyranny imposed on the people by a ruling cabal. And we wonder why people tire of such oppression and seek redress through nullification and/or separation from the source of their oppression.

The Southern states in 1860-61 sought to escape the tyranny of a government in which they had no voice. (Lincoln was not even on the 1860 ballot in 10 Southern states) The Southern states voted through conventions in their respective states to terminate their association with the central government just as the UK voted to leave the EU. When the Southern states seceded, the financial markets in the North began to collapse just as we witnessed yesterday throughout the world. In 1861 these financial markets began their decline because the power of coercion and the ability to tax those states in the South would cease to exist. The South had been contributing over 80% of the total income for the entire country, therefore Lincoln and his radical republican backers knew the North could not survive this loss of income and decided war was the only answer. Pay up or die.

When the Confederacy outlawed protectionist tariffs in its Constitution the die was cast. Shipping and possibly manufacturing interests in the North would move from New York, Providence and Boston to Charleston, Mobile, and New Orleans. It was simple economics: less taxes meant more profits.

It is really hard to sell the world on the proposition a government is willing to kill its own citizens if they seek freedom through the right of self-determination so moral high ground became a necessity. Slavery became the canard used to justify an oppressive war which killed almost one million people including almost 25% of the black population in the South. Karl Marx and Lincoln’s assorted socialists in his government (Charles A. Dana, Horace Greeley, and many others) provided the political propaganda cover needed for this deception which is still the excuse for the denial of rights and removal of all things Confederate trotted out by the cultural Marxists currently in vogue in our society today.

Anyone among the masses who denies the right of Nullification and Secession is at heart a dyed-in-the-wool Socialist. Anyone who is involved in the battle for freedom and liberty knows when the ability to “just say no” to oppressive, unconstitutional laws, exorbitant taxation, perpetual wars, unlimited immigration, rapidly increasing debt, an ever growing police state coupled with the loss of the means to protect one’s self (gun control) and those he/she loves no longer exists, we are not free—we are slaves.

Thanks to the folks in the UK we know the battle for freedom still rages. We whose hearts reside with our ancestors who fought this battle over 150 years ago salute you. On June 23, 2016, many folks in the UK became Rebels when they assumed the cause of the Rebels of 1776, the Rebels of 1860-65 and the remnant which remains today. Now, if enough people in this country could just borrow a little of your courage!

Our government is deeply disordered; its credit is impaired; its debt increasing; its expenditures extravagant and wasteful; its disbursements without efficient accountability; its taxes enormous, unequal and oppressive to the great producing classes of the country.” ~ John C. Calhoun (1782-1850)

And being forcibly and physically coerced into remaining in the Union has improved our condition, HOW?

IN RIGHTFUL REBEL LIBERTY

 

IT’S ALL OVER BUT THE SLOW WALKING AND SAD SINGING

“The ending is nearer than you think, and it is already written. All that we have left to choose is the correct moment to begin.” ~ “V” for Vendetta

No country, nation or empire can long exist whose leaders are devoid of honor and intellect and whose majority of followers and supporters are nothing but useful idiots. Decades of voting for “the lesser of two evils” and support of a socialist indoctrination complex known as compulsory public education has destroyed any semblance of what was gained with this country’s rebellion against the power that was England in 1776.

If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no recourse left but in the exertion of the original right of self defense which is paramount to all positive forms of government.” ~ Alexander Hamilton (Emphasis mine)

To say the American people have been complicit in their own destruction is a gross understatement of fact. The aforementioned compulsory public education has established a majority of people incapable of logical thought and the understanding of cause and effect. Only in such a perverted educational paradigm could anyone believe that disarming themselves in a violent society will make them safe. Also, to believe former members of the largest perpetrator of violence on our planet have the right to demand others give up their inalienable right of self-defense is insanity.

It is criminal to steal a purse, daring to steal a fortune, a mark of greatness to steal the mind of a nation. The blame diminishes as the guilt increases.” ~ Friedrich Schiller

In our country’s founding history there was a great fear of a standing army and Patrick Henry warned us of the federal and state sheriffs eating out our sustenance. In the insane world of paradox, those who claim to be “conservative” of our individual rights have embraced both of these entities. No one supports “the troops” and law enforcement more than these “conservative” folks. Now, those two entities have proved themselves more than worthy of the fears of our founders.

Our military, operating unconstitutionally at the direction of the perceived “lesser of evils,” is involved in unprovoked, unconstitutional, aggressive wars around the planet which create more enemies who hate this country and its citizens than they can ever eliminate. Then, in what can only be described as national suicide, we openly facilitate the migration of those who hate us and wish us harm into our own society.

In addition, these elected evil characters whose sole attributes were the misguided perception they were less evil than their political opponents have enacted unconstitutional and draconian laws which the aforementioned federal and state sheriffs (law enforcement) are enthusiastically enforcing in contrast to our Bill of Rights. Yes, the morons in this country are supportive of their own destruction.

We now have two prominent “veterans” of the standing army advocating and forming a new “gun control group.” General David Petraeus and astronaut Mark Kelly have formed the group “Veterans Coalition for Common Sense” which they claim “will feature veterans from every branch of the military (standing army)” That is correct: those members of the military who traveled through the streets of New Orleans confiscating personal firearms would prefer you not have the means to resist their efforts in the future as will those carrying badges when these draconian laws are passed and ordered to be enforced.

These “veterans for common sense” who wear/wore the invincible shield of protection from unconstitutional acts known as a military uniform, studiously avoid real common sense such as that mentioned by Professor John Lott in his book “More Guns, Less Crime” published in 1998. The devolution is complete; a Professor of Economics has more courage needed for common sense than former and current military leaders (heroes to all too many). Professor Lott asked a question in his book and this question should be asked of General “Betray Us” and astronaut (My wife was a liberal progressive member of congress) Kelly. “Name a single place in the entire world where murder rates fell after gun control measures were passed.”

Professor Lott’s revelations in “More Guns, Less Crime” should be the topic of discussion by anyone with common sense, but this country’s idolatry of those in uniform and love and support of the lesser of evils has established a mental illness among the masses which prohibits cognitive discourse. Please find the faults in this description of Lott’s findings at the Center For Individual Freedom.

“Based upon broad data sources and examination of FBI annual crime figures for all 3,054 American counties spanning sixteen years, he found that waiting periods, gun buybacks and background checks “yield virtually no benefits in crime reduction.”  In contrast, Lott observed that “of all the methods studied so far by economists, the carrying of concealed handguns appears to be the most cost-effective method for reducing crime.” 

Last week the plastic talking heads and witless bimbos of the mainstream media were drooling all over themselves about the shooting in an Orlando gay nightspot. Any loss of life should be tragic but to the harpies in the MSM only those lives which promote a socialist progressive agenda really matter. In Orlando, allegedly, something over 100 people were shot with 49 losing their lives. We saw pictures and heard life stories of those shot and killed. But why are these lives the only ones deemed worthy of discussion by the MSM? Could these people be racist? Are their reporting protocols based on blatant racism?

Last week on the streets of Chicago, 117 people were shot, the majority being of minority status; 22 of them were killed. So far in the month of June, 272 people have been shot with 49 of them dying of their wounds. This year in Chicago, 1801 people have been shot with the subsequent deaths of 280 wounded souls. (source: www.heyjackass.com) Again, the vast majority of victims in Chicago are of minority status—but the people in the media seldom if ever mention them or weep over their lost lives and children left behind. Why? Could it be because the Second Amendment virtually does not exist in Chicago and this fact alone blows the argument and stated premise for gun control out of the water? Do black lives only matter when it conforms to a political agenda?

Yes, Chicago, along with the state of Illinois now has a concealed carry provision in its statutes, but this is only because the state of Illinois lost its appeal in the federal court of appeals to deny the right of self defense to its citizens. In the meantime, the administration of Progressive, Liberal, Socialist, dual citizenship holding, Mayor Rham Emmanuel has done everything within his political power to neuter this provision. Mayor Emmanuel is derisively known as the “Tiny Dancer” to the police in Chicago who have, according to their blog, assumed the “fetal” position as concerns their duties, especially since the good mayor has referred to the police there as “racist” and the real source of the violence. (Source: www.secondcitycop.blogspot.com) By the way, a study has named Chicago the most corrupt city in the U.S. Arguably, the most corrupt cities in this country are those headed by progressive socialist liberals and those with no Second Amendment protections. Obama has done much to convert this entire country into a replica of Chicago, with the help of the Republicans in congress of course.

Even with the Illinois concealed carry law one cannot be legally armed in a school, bars, restaurants, movie theaters and grocery stores in Chicago. Grocery stores—are you kidding me?

There has been a lot of discussion, even among politicians, about being able to carry concealed in an establishment that serves alcohol. There is an easy fix for this perceived problem. Supposedly, we advocate for “designated drivers” when going in groups to such establishments. We are told this is the responsible thing to do. Then why should we not have a “designated” armed protector who could of course double as the sober driver? Is this not just as responsible?

Many of our founders understood the perils of placing so much power in the hands of politicians, a standing army and federal and state sheriffs. Patrick Henry correctly predicted the loss of individual rights that would occur when either or both were embraced by the masses in the Virginia Ratification Convention in June of 1788.

“The Federal Sheriff may commit what oppression, make what distresses he pleases, and ruin you with impunity: For how are you to tie his hands?”

General David Petraeus would have the law-abiding people of this country disarmed. The good general should have been tried for treason for providing his mistress with classified documents. Yet, because he wore the protective shield from unconstitutional acts known as a military uniform, he now commands tens of thousands of dollars for public speeches and is advocating and forming a political action group with other veterans which advocates for the destruction of our Bill of Rights and the right to defend ourselves and our loved ones from the violence perpetrated by the very enemies our government has created. The Federal Sheriffs in the FBI and Department of Homeland Security are falling in line just as Patrick Henry predicted they would. They also advocate for unlimited immigration of those who wish to visit their retribution on the citizens of this country. And this is common sense?

For those in our country who are so delusional as to believe the military and law enforcement officials will not enforce the coming gun confiscation laws, just look to how the past 5 decades have been a tragic illustration of how both entities have ignored any constitutional restraints on their actions. Everyone in the Second Amendment community except for a few of us die-hards, are ecstatic over the “concealed carry” laws which have been passed in this country. Little do these folks realize that by agreeing to these laws the masses have acquiesced to the belief that the government must/can authorize those it deems worthy of exercising their constitutional rights and exclude all others.  This is a complete and total destruction of the principles of individual rights. This effectively establishes the right of government to not only vet those whom request their rights be observed, it establishes the power of government to collect fees for this vetting process. This is as ludicrous as attending a gun show where one can buy a gun but cannot carry it loaded for his/her own protection within that venue, even if the government has granted you the right to do so.

The only rights you possess in this country are the ones the government is willing to let you exercise with their permission and those you are willing to pay for.

The body of freedom has expired in this country. The slow walking and sad singing is almost over as well. If you want to know who is to blame—there should be a mirror somewhere close.

In Rightful Rebel Liberty

 

 

 

INTOLERANT OF THE WILLFULLY IGNORANT

The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everyone has decided not to see.” ~ Ayn Rand

“A formal attack on ignorance is bound to fail because the masses are always ready to defend their most precious possession—their ignorance.” ~ Hendrick Willem von Loon

I am tolerant of the people who believe differently than I do as long as they don’t insist I abandon my beliefs, my heritage or respect for my forefathers in order to better tolerate their views and beliefs. What I am growing increasingly intolerant of are those who willfully choose to be ignorant and demand I honor their ignorance by ignoring the documented facts of history.

“Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society.” ~ Aristotle

You know the people of whom I speak; we hear or see their words every day. Those whose intellectual arguments consist of one word or phrase which they insist on using like a terrorist uses a bomb. If those among the willfully ignorant utter a word such as racist, neo-confederate, islamophobia or homophobe, in their minds the war of ideas is over, you have been defeated and they are the winners. They avoid the truths of history like Superman avoided Kryptonite. The real knowledge of history they possess to buttress their beliefs would fit in the eye of a needle and rattle from side-to-side like a BB in a boxcar.

Also missing from their reality is the fact they are unashamed, proudful hypocrites. Nowhere can this be better illustrated than the contrast of events involving Dylan Roof and Omar Mateen.

Almost a year before Mateen supposedly killed at least 49 people and wounded many more in Orlando, Florida, Dylann Roof shot and killed nine and wounded three in Charleston, South Carolina. If body count is taken into perspective, Mateen is far ahead, but the police decided to leave Mateen in a target rich environment for three hours before performing their dynamic entry in which Mateen was allegedly killed. The police who claim to put their lives on the line every day made the decision to wait three hours before doing so in Orlando. One cannot help but wonder how long it would have taken them had there been a force of equal numbers inside that building. I thought this protocol of cowardice was abandoned after Columbine. After his alleged crimes, Roof got into his car and drove to Shelby, North Carolina where he would surrender peacefully to authorities.

This is where my intolerance with those who are willfully ignorant and proud of it comes into play. Because Dylann Roof shot nine people in South Carolina and, allegedly, a photograph with him displaying a Confederate Battle Flag was found by the authorities, I am required to banish the Confederate Battle Flag to history’s hell, ignore the valiant sacrifices of my ancestors, stop playing Dixie, destroy all symbols of my ancestors and help the cultural Marxists destroy the heritage of my forefathers. All this because of chattel slavery which hasn’t existed in this country for over 150 years.

I am also to ignore the fact the Stars and Stripes flew over a country where chattel slavery was legal for 89 years, and also flew over criminal atrocity after criminal atrocity visited upon the American Indian. Also a flag which flew over a country that left over 22,000 of its fighting men to be tortured and die at the hands of the Russians after WWII; left over 8,000 POW’s in the hands of the enemy after Korea and over 1,200 in the hands of the Vietnamese/Chinese/Russians after the Vietnam war.

What a contrast when it comes to the crimes of Omar Mateen. I am not to judge others by his conduct—exactly the opposite of Dylann Roof. I am to be tolerant of those of his nationality/faith who continue to hold people of color in bondage to this day. I am to respect places of worship (Mosques) of those who have a long sordid history of terrorism and slavery, but never display the Christian flag of St. Andrew known as the Confederate Battle Flag.

The criminal cabal in our country which we euphemistically refer to as a government, its shills, and sycophants, would have us ban the Flag of St. Andrew and call us racists if we don’t, but at the same time insist we tolerate the faith of Islam and those who practice that faith and call us Islamaphobes if we refuse. Strange: Christ never owned a slave but Mohammed did. (Source Ibn Sa’d’s Tabaqat, page 151) Within the religion of Islam, with the birth of the US government, created, financed and equipped ISIS, slavery has seen a dramatic increase.

Dabiq, the English-language journal of the Islamic State (IS) refers to women, such as the thousands of Yazidi captured near Sinjar and forced to become sex slaves to their captors, as being consistent with their faith. The Islamic State (IS) claims the subjugation of these women or concubinage is a religious act sanctified by the Quran.

Quran 33:50 “Prophet. We have made lawful to you the wives to whom you have granted dowries and the slave girls whom God has given you as booty.”

It must be understood, the tyrants in our government and their willing dupes do not fear the Christian flag of St. Andrew—what they do fear is the spirit of the people who continue to honor that flag and the culture it represents. This spirit and the belief of the people who possess this spirit that the individual rights of man are more important than the omnipotent powers of government are anathema to the totalitarian mindset.

Tyrants, despots and other leaders of totalitarian forms of government require an environment and landscape of stupidity to rise to power. Those who are stupid are those who were once ignorant of the truth but having been presented with factual evidence continue to reject that evidence. As Benjamin Franklin said, “We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.” 

The people who have worked hardest in this country to remain stupid are those who are either in politics or those who work tirelessly to support politicians. Of course, one must also mention those who are people of academia who have worked to promote the lies of revisionist history and the resultant stupidity among the masses.

Only the truly stupid would believe they are to reject the culture, heritage and symbols of the Confederacy of 1861-1865, claiming 94% of Southerners who did not own slaves were willing to die for the 6% who did.  To demonize the heritage, culture and symbols of the South by calling them racist while accepting the people of the Islamic faith whose entire existence, and especially the recent triumphs of the practitioners of that faith who glory in the taking of slaves is the very essence of stupidity.

When the beliefs of Mohammed and the followers of Islam and their acceptance of, and current participation in, the slavery of others is to be tolerated, but the courage and character of men like Robert E. Lee, Thomas (Stonewall) Jackson, John C. Calhoun, Patrick Cleburne, Alexander Hamilton Stephens, Robert L. Dabney, John B. Gordon, Jefferson Davis and countless others who fought for the concept of “consent of the governed” as listed in our Declaration of Independence are to be banished from our history by the hysterically stupid, this country is doomed to the trash heap of history.

The stupid among us have ignored or discounted the factual truths of history which have been available to them for well over one hundred years. Winston Churchill, considered by many as a hero surrounding the events of WWII, wrote of the dangers of accepting the people of the Muslim faith on equal terms in 1899 in his book The River War. 

“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity.

The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities – but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.”Sir Winston Churchill (The River War, first edition, Vol. II, pages 248-50 (London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1899). (Emphasis mine)

The Confederate Battle Flag is a flag of Christianity; Lee, Jackson, Davis, Dabney, and others were Confederate Christian men. The faith of Islam is racist and advocates slavery. Your government and its willing dupes are asking you to tolerate Islam and accept its followers, yet, reject Confederate Christians and their symbols in our history. How much longer must the stupid among us, posing as the willfully ignorant, lead and control this country?

“He should not be lulled to repose by the delusion that he does no harm who takes no part in public affairs. He should know that bad men need no better opportunity than when good men look on and do nothing. He should stand to his principles even if leaders go wrong.”  ~ No attribution found.

In Rightful Rebel Liberty

 

 

 

 

 

A COMPLETELY CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE

America’s largest criminal enterprise, one which operates with the consent and cooperation of millions is best known as our government. This criminal enterprise owns the so-called justice system because those entrusted with dispensing justice depend on the criminal element for appointments and income. Yet, there are still people who believe this element within our government will somehow turn on those from whom it gains power and sustenance. These are the people who believe Hillary Clinton will be indicted and perhaps convicted of a crime.

Missing from the thought process of those with such beliefs is to understand that to indict and convict Hillary would be an indictment and conviction of the operations of the government itself.

The U.S. Justice department has been tasked with the investigation of Hillary. Who controls the actions and direction of this department? Regardless of who you point to in this regard, your finger must point to another member of the criminal cabal. Loretta Lynch, as U.S. Attorney General, sits in her office at the pleasure of a man who has circumvented the Constitution and ignored his sacred oath to that parchment on a daily basis for almost 8 years now. Why would one criminal seek the indictment of another criminal whom he just endorsed for his current position?

The Attorney General owes her position of power and the wealth associated with that position to the confirmation of the U.S. Senate. Name for me please the members of this supposedly august body who have honored their sacred oath to our Constitution at least 50% of the time. I assure you it will be a very short list. Was Hillary once a member of that body of government? How many members of that body have endorsed Hillary for president including a Republican female (Susan Collins) who is considering just such an endorsement? Would they now embarrass themselves by seeking her indictment? Of course, they wouldn’t.

One who looks to the opposing political party for aid in ousting this career criminal, indicting her for a multitude of crimes and sending her pompous ass off to prison has to be completely ignorant of how prominent members of that party of opposition prevented her criminal husband from being impeached when he held the chief capo position in our government.

David Schippers, who was given the lead in the process of impeachment involving William Jefferson Clinton wrote a book about his experiences in that effort which he titled “Sellout.” In accordance with the tenets of revisionist history, Schippers is referred to now as a “Republican prosecutor” yet, in actuality, he was a member of the Democratic Party when he served as a prosecutor in Chicago before he was appointed to prosecute the impeachment. If one wants a detailed examination of the impeachment of Clinton, the male sexual predator, I highly recommend the book by Schippers.

Why would he title his book “Sellout” one might ask? Perhaps the answer can be found in Schippers’ own words.

“What I saw as chief investigative counsel for the House Judiciary Committee,
and therefore the man in charge of compiling the case against the
president was not a pretty sight. Lies, cowardice, hypocrisy,
cynicism, butt-covering, amorality. These all combine to make a
mockery of the impeachment process.” 

I can hear the murmuring now: “those damn Democrats did it again.” Au contraire, mon Ami. Schippers discovered otherwise.

“…whenever I heard the word bipartisan from a Republican, that meant that they were selling out to whatever the Democrats wanted, in the House or in the Senate, and that was bipartisanship.” 

Does anyone really believe that it has gotten better in Congress over the past two decades since Slick Willy’s impeachment? Does anyone believe these criminals will turn on each other when so much of their personal and professional lives are dependent on their fealty to this criminal enterprise called government?

When Schippers was asked why he thought the whole impeachment process was “fixed” he responded from his experience as a prosecutor with the justice system in his hometown of Chicago.

“In Chicago, we refer to it as a first ward election. The outcome was decided before we ever went over to the Senate. Apparently, they had all agreed, one, the
Republicans didn’t want to be bothered with this; two, the Democrats were going to vote not guilty. So it was a foregone conclusion. I’m an old prosecutor. It is like walking into a courtroom and saying, all right, judge, we are ready to proceed, and having the judge say: ‘Not guilty.’ That’s what happened.”

Why would the Republicans not want to be “bothered” with this impeachment process? Could it be because a thorough investigation of the illegal practices within government would expose all of the members of Congress, the various bureaucracies, and their criminal acts?

Next, let us take a look at the investigators in this fiasco of criminality. Of course, I refer to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). First of all, the director of the FBI is a political appointment, not a merit appointment. It cannot be denied the person selected for that position must have political clout. This means they must have connections within the criminal cabal called government. No criminal enterprise is going to select anyone they believe might turn on them. A plain, cold, hard fact.

What about the track record of the vaunted FBI when it comes to their own criminality? Ever heard of Cointelpro? It is now openly admitted that many of the acts perpetrated by the FBI under the authority of Cointelpro were, in fact, illegal. Where are the records of the prosecution for these crimes?

Who shot an unarmed mother in the face while she held her infant at Ruby Ridge; A mother who just hours before had her 14-year-old son shot in the back by other members of the criminal cabal. When the state of Idaho sought to indict the murderer of Vicki Weaver, why did the government (a federal judge) step in to protect their own? This perpetrator, one Lon Horiuchi, was never prosecuted. Was he also an active sniper at Waco? Where is he now? Is he in witness protection perhaps? Is this not similar to how the mob protects its shooters; Getting them out of sight?

Why was a “contempt order” issued against the FBI in the trial of Randy Weaver?

Following Weaver’s sentencing, Judge Lodge issued a contempt order against the FBI and levied a fine (paid by taxpayers) because the prosecution had “received less than full cooperation from the FBI” and the Bureau had not produced items of evidence “timely.” The court referred to the FBI’s “recalcitrance” and held that the Bureau had “evidenced a callous disregard for the rights of the defendants and the interests of justice and demonstrated a complete lack of respect for the order and directions of [the] court.”  Would it surprise anyone that rather than being disciplined, the FBI personnel involved in this contempt were promoted? Would it surprise anyone the 3.1 million dollar award to the Weavers for the criminal actions of the FBI was paid by taxpayers, not the agents who committed the murders?

Who has been accused of withholding evidence about the FBI’s heinous acts of terrorism committed at a place called Waco? Who ordered the assault on a church building containing 26 children that ultimately led to their horrible deaths in Waco?

Who has been accused of complicity or withholding evidence in the JFK assassination, the MLK assassination, the RFK assassination and the OKC bombing? Who provided the explosives to the perpetrators of the first World Trade Center attack in 1993? Why were the 9/11 Pentagon video tapes seized by the FBI? Why was video footage from the Sheraton National Hotel seized by the FBI on 9/11? What about the video footage seized from the Citgo station just southwest of the Pentagon on 9/11? Why has the American Public never seen the film from those cameras? If these videos provided truth of the government’s version of events surrounding 9/11, I assure you they would have been seen ad nauseam on Fox, CNN, and other government-controlled outlets.

When it comes to the criminal acts of the comically named Department of Justice, why wasn’t anyone prosecuted for providing weapons to known gang members that led to the death of a Border Patrol Agent named Brian Terry? Is not providing a weapon to a criminal who uses that weapon in the commission of a murder classified as “accessory before the fact?” How many people without political clout are serving time in prison for such charges? Don’t forget this criminal government would like to blame guns for the commission of crimes—that is crimes to which they are not participants.

The Clinton family has been involved in criminal acts for well over three decades, first in Arkansas and then they took their criminal show on the road and made all Americans beneficiaries of their actions. Who says crime doesn’t pay? Hillary has collected something over 27 million dollars from a criminal banking enterprise in just the time since she left her position as capo di tutti Capi at the U.S. State Department. She obviously believes in the words of another famous crime family member (“Lucky” Luciano). “There is no such thing as good money or bad money. There is just money.”

The Clinton’s have enough dead bodies surrounding their political history to start their own graveyard. At the very least Hillary is guilty of accessory after the fact and obstruction of justice in the death of Vince Foster. It has been well documented she removed evidence from his White House office after his body was discovered. The other mysterious deaths surrounding the Clintons are too numerous to cover in this short piece. Some claim the body count to be near 90.

The fix is in folks; the president endorsed this criminal and then visited the AG to make sure nothing happens to make him look bad with his endorsement. Who was tasked with monitoring what Hillary did as Secretary of State? Any thorough investigation of our government would send a great many office holders to prison for the rest of their lives, but, not to worry, the politicians you have voted into those positions because they have the appropriate letter (D or R) before their names are safe because the criminal cabal controls the investigators, the judges, the prosecutors and the courts.

All is well in politically criminal America. Do not be surprised if between now and election day, instead of an indictment, the Department of Justice releases a statement exonerating Hillary of all accusations. It just makes sense when we consider what has happened within the bowels of this government for the past 150 years. While I hope that I am wrong—I also realize “Hope is not a method.”

Now, for all you folks who believe one can put a stop to this by electing a new face to the criminal enterprise, please consider how that approach has worked in the past. Hope springs eternal, but Einstein had it pegged when he defined insanity.

Folks in 1776 realized they could not compromise with those whose goal was their destruction. They laid out their solution in what we refer to as the Declaration of Independence. Many have not yet arrived at the awareness level of Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry and the Sons of Liberty which led to that declaration. We will continue to suffer the criminally induced malaise of this government as long as we believe voting will cure the problem.

 

 

 

 

THE TYRANNY OF GOOD INTENTIONS

To paraphrase an ancient Greek, society will often survive the evil that men do for evil purposes, but a society’s downfall can often be attributed to the evil done in the name of good intentions. Couple this with the theory of James Madison as stated in the first few weeks of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 that the masses were incapable of self-governance because they would not keep themselves educated as to the circumstances of their government and the history relevant to such decisions.

A prime example of the ignorance of the masses is the belief our founders created a democracy and that is the form of government we have today.  Just a few minutes ago I heard the current occupant of the White House comment on our great democracy.

Almost the entire first month of the convention in Philadelphia centered around the fear of the “tyranny of the majority.” Delegates to the convention often referred to as our founders quickly realized that if they accepted the “one man, one vote” theory, the states of Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts which had the majority of the population in the 13 states at the time would/could control the entire direction and policies of the government. Often stated and discussed were the political, religious, and geographical differences between the needs and desires of the people of the large and small states. Because of these discussions, it was ultimately decided the upper house of legislature, which would be called the Senate, would be elected, not by popular vote, but by the legislatures of the individual states. When all was said and done, at the close of the convention, the only truly federal feature of our government was the election of U.S. Senate. The rest of the government was entirely national in its construction. The form of government generated by the Declaration of Independence, the American Revolution and the Articles of Confederation now hung by a single thread.

Then, in 1913, the masses accepted the vile 17th Amendment, which was never properly ratified in accordance with Article V of our Constitution. This amendment completed the destruction of the republican form of government created with the victory over England and sent this country on the downward spiral from nationalism/democracy to abject Marxist Socialism.

Currently, there is a movement which seeks to abolish the Electoral College and replace the current system with a National Popular Vote. Unabashedly, the proponents state their desire to stop presidential candidates from seeking to “win states” to what would lead to the total subversion of the states in the political process. This is a completed destruction of the government of our founders in favor of Socialism. It is also a combination of the philosophy of the Greek historian and James Madison.

In this instance, we see a  movement based on the ignorance of the political masses and their desire to use good intentions to achieve an evil result. This takes us back to the primary discussion during the first month of the convention of 1787: the tyranny of the majority over the well being of the minority. Completely missing from the advocates of a National Popular Vote are two vital points. First, such a move will disenfranchise millions of voters in states with a less dense population. Second, it will play right into the hands of those who seek to destroy the culture and intent of many of our founders.

There are currently almost 56 million people residing in the Northeastern states of our country. There are estimates which indicate almost 22 million of these folks vote on a regular basis—the majority of whom vote for socialist programs and policies under the moniker of liberal or progressive. If we consider just the number of voters in the Northeast, that number exceeds the total population of all residents in the states of Wyoming, Alaska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, West Virginia, Nebraska, Kansas, Arkansas, and Mississippi. If the National Popular Vote initiative succeeds, why would anyone who is campaigning for president care about what the voters in the 11 states listed above deem important in government? A concentration of efforts to please the liberal progressive vote in the Northeastern states plus California would drive most elections; the people in rural America would no longer matter.

Secondly, and most ominous looms the recent decision by U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson and her issuance of a ruling preventing the state of Kansas from requiring potential voters provide proof of citizenship when registering to vote. Such a decision, issued by this federal judge will establish legal precedent if not overturned by a higher court. While this ruling only pertains to those registering to vote at motor vehicle department offices, it will certainly lead to those who wish to circumvent the voting process to register there. How many of the 30 plus million people now residing illegally in this country will take advantage of this ruling and register to vote in a country in which they have no roots or personal investment? If anyone believes for a minute these people will vote for constitutional governance—please seek immediate help for your delusional form of mental illness. Antipsychotic drugs sometimes help.

How many terrible mistakes have been made in this country in efforts by otherwise good people to “fix” government instead of taking the time to understand why our founders, especially the Anti-federalists, fought for the provisions to keep our government in check?

Going back to 1912-13, we see what has happened since then to our country when the influence of the states was reduced to nothing by taking the election of senators out of the hands of the representatives of the states and opening up those elections to the popular vote. People thus elected move to the District of Columbia area and totally lose contact with the people who elected them, if they ever had such. Instead, they represent the interests of those in the power cabal who control our government. Most U.S. Senators have very little if any knowledge of who the members of their state legislators are. Therefore, they have no real insight as to what that legislator deals with within that state and what the people of his/her state find important.

A great many of these senators receive the majority of their campaign funding from sources outside the state they represent. Do those campaign donors care what is important to the people of that state? Do the senators who are elected with such funding choose to represent the people of their state or the source of that funding?

People throughout this country are searching in vain for a solution to the tyranny of the government they themselves have created through ignorance of their own history and the mad dash to support political party over constitutional principles. They don’t care that those they vote for totally ignore their sacred oath to uphold and defend our Constitution and Bill of Rights but believe they can “fix” the problem with a constitutional/Article V convention wherein they would have little to no say-so in who attends and makes decisions at that convention. Now, these same folks, searching for a solution to a problem of their own making, believe we should do away with the electoral college and replace it with a “National” vote initiative which will further destroy any semblance of states rights and disenfranchise those who live in less populous states in favor of the liberals and progressives who primarily inhabit the big cities of America. They are more than willing to trade the serenity of rural America for the chaos of downtown New York, Chicago or Detroit. In the process, they will enfranchise the millions of illegals now nesting in this country with the power of the electorate for the government does not want anyone to prove they are a citizen before they are given the right to vote. This all falls right in line with the motivation of those who support the United Nations and Agenda 21/30.

I believe it can be found in scripture, “My people perish for a lack of knowledge.” We certainly know that our founding culture and mode of government has perished at the hands of the historically ignorant perpetrating evil in the pursuit of good.

 

 

 

 

CASTING PEARLS

Recently, completely ignoring the warning found in Proverbs 23:9, I attempted to engage a young white man (under 50) in the South who advocates for the removal of all things Southern from public display in a written conversation/exchange. As expected, I found the introduction of facts to be an effort in futility. This man stated he believed that anything that might be offensive to anyone should be removed from public display. A complete embracing of cultural Marxism.

Often used in his replies to facts were the words “tolerance” and “diversity” yet he was oblivious his goal of removing symbols of the Confederacy were not “tolerant’ of the views of those who do not agree with him, nor did his views represent in any manner a “diversity” of opinion. It was obvious very quickly this man had partaken with gusto the politically correct Kool-Aide of the government sponsored and controlled Public Fool System and remains intoxicated with the results.

This man and a minister in the area who holds the same views care not for factual history but are overwhelmed with the emotions of others—as long as those “others” hold their Marxist viewpoint. The minister mentioned above quickly disengaged from the conversation when confronted with actual history as opposed to the revisionist form. He refused to answer this question when presented to him. “If the blacks in your congregation have views or feelings that are based on the lies, propaganda or revisionist history provided by cultural Marxists, are those views more valid than those based on historical facts held by those with whom you disagree?”

I had forgotten not only the admonishment of Proverbs 23:9 but had also forgotten that engaging such people in intelligent discussion is analogous to teaching a blind man to target shoot with an empty gun.

How could any intelligent person want the symbols of the Confederacy removed and the symbols of an oppressive government exalted when such facts as those listed below are presented? Mind you, these incidents are taken from, The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. (128 Volumes with an atlas, Washington Government Printing Office, 1880-1901.) These are official government records, they are not records compiled by anyone from the Confederacy. Therefore, if the government is your god, these records should be your scriptures.

We are erroneously told by representatives of the government, academia, media shills, court historians and public school graduates that the War to Prevent Southern Independence was fought to free the black man from slavery. But seldom if ever is it mentioned that approximately 25% of the blacks in the South died because of this war, many at the hands of the Union Army we are told was fighting to liberate them.

If the war was fought to free the oppressed blacks, why was that not declared at the beginning of the war and why were blacks referred to as “contraband” during much of the war instead of being freed at the beginning? Contraband is defined as “goods that have been imported or exported illegally.” If blacks had been imported into this country illegally, then the criminals were the shipping barons in the North. (Source: Complicity, How the North, Promoted, Prolonged, and Profited from Slavery by Anne Farrow, Joel Lang and Jenifer Frank. All three are Yankee journalists—not a neo-confederate racist among them.)

Listed in the Official Records are accountings of multitudes of war crimes committed by the Union Army from 1861 to 1865 against the people of the North, South and Border States, but for the purposes of this Rant, I will only list the crimes committed by the Union Army against blacks (certainly not a complete listing of such crimes.) I will cite for reference where each accounting can be found in the Official Records.

From John T.K. Hayward a solid Unionist and the general agent of the Hannibal and Saint Joseph Railroad in a letter to J.W. Brooks of Boston and forwarded to Secretary of War Simon Cameron on August 27, 1861.

“In Northern Missouri, the irregularities of the soldiery—such as taking poultry, pigs, milk, butter, preserves, potatoes, horses and in fact everything they want; entering and searching houses… committing rapes on the Negroes and such like things—the effect has been to make a great many Union men inveterate enemies… and no punishment, or none of any account, has been meted out to them… drunkenness is the great curse of officers and men. Volume XLIX, p 1139.

On May 18, 1862, in Northeast Virginia, Colonel Hermann Haupt sent the following dispatch to General McDowell.

Guerillas are forming in various parts of the country, provoked by rapes and other crimes committed by Union men… any violence offered a female, white or colored, with the attempt to commit a rape… will be… punished accordingly.

Orders from Major General David Hunter, Department of the South, Hilton Head, South Carolina, May 8, 1862.

“I am authorized by the War Department to organize the negroes into ‘squads, companies, or otherwise’ as I may deem most beneficial to the public service. I have concluded to enlist two regiments.”

Almost immediately these orders were implemented. Edward L. Pierce, special agent for the Treasury Department sent the following dispatch to Secretary of the Treasury, Salmon P. Chase reference the carrying out of these orders.

“This has been a sad day on these islands… the scenes of today have been distressing…some 500 men were hurried from Ladies and St. Helena to Beaufort. The negroes were sad… Sometimes whole plantations, learning what was going on, ran off to the woods for refuge. Others, with no means of escape, submitted passively to the inevitable decree… This mode of enlistment by violent seizure and transportation… spreading dismay and fright is repugnant.” Official Records vol II p. 52-53.

The following was written in May of 1862 reference the forceful conscription (another form of slavery) of blacks into the service of the Union Army in South Carolina under the description of “Outraged Humanity” by Edward L. Pierce to General Hunter.

“Scenes transpiring yesterday in the execution of your order… The colored people became suspicious of the presence of the companies of soldiers detailed for the service, who were marching through the islands during the night… They were taken from the fields without being allowed to go to their houses, even to get a jacket… As those on this plantation were called in from the fields, the soldiers, under orders, and while on the steps of my headquarters, loaded their guns, so that they negroes might see what would take place in case they attempted to get away… On some plantations the wailing and screaming were loud and the women threw themselves in despair on the ground. On some plantations, the people took to the woods and were hunted up by the soldiers…” Ibid, p 57.

From L.D. Phillips to Pierce.

The whole village, old men, women, and boys, in tears, were following at our heels. The wives and mothers of the conscripts, giving away to their feelings, break into the loudest lamentations and rush upon the men, clinging to them with the agony of separation. Some of them… throw themselves on the ground and abandon themselves to the wildest expressions of grief… The old foreman said it reminded him of what his master said we would do… I have heard several contrast the present state of things with their former condition to our disadvantage. This rude separation of husband and wife, children and parents, must need reminds them of what we have stigmatized as the worst feature of slavery. Never, in my judgment… has humanity been outraged by such an act of unfeeling barbarity. Ibid., 59-60.

Here we see these blacks who were forcibly conscripted into the Union Army were separated from their families. Five months later they would be released as stated here in a letter from General Rufus Saxton to Secretary of War Stanton.

When the colored regiment was first organized by General Hunter no provision was made for its payment, and the men were discharged after several months service, receiving nothing for it. In the meantime, their families suffered… This failure to pay them for their service has weakened their confidence in our promises for the future and makes them slow to enlist. Ibid., p 695.

The Union Army kidnapped and separated from their families thousands of men, worked them for over five months in the heat and humidity of the deep South and paid them nothing. Tell me again how the war was fought to eliminate slavery!

From General Carlos Buell to Colonel Douglas A. Murray of the 3rd Ohio Cavalry on August 12, 1862.

Reports are made to me of the most disgraceful outrages on the part of troops along the road within 10 or 12 miles of your station. Not only is property taken…, but property is wantonly destroyed, negro women are debauched and ladies are insulted... Ibid., Volume XVII, p 319.

The above are just a few accountings of the criminal acts of the Union Army perpetrated against blacks and whites. The Official Records are packed with multitudes of what could only be considered war crimes, yet, how many times have you seen any reference made to these acts by the idolators of Lincoln and his government or those who oppose the symbols of the Confederacy?

We have all been told of the March to the Sea by General W.T. Sherman and the atrocities committed along that march. But, how many were aware that Sherman’s war crimes against blacks and whites began years earlier?

Sherman acknowledged just that in his Orders no. 49 issued on July 7, 1862.

Stealing, robbery, and pillage have become so common in this Army that it is a disgrace to any civilized people. The demoralizing and disgraceful practice of pillage must cease, else the country will rise on us and justly shoot us down like dogs and wild beasts.” Ibid., Volume XVII pt 2 page 81.

Sherman had this to say to his wife by letter about exterminating the people of the South. “Extermination, not of the soldiers alone…but of the people.” Sherman also said this of the American Indian, The more Indians we can kill this year the fewer we will need to kill the next, because the more I see of the Indians the more convinced I become that they must either all be killed or be maintained as a species of pauper. Their attempts at civilization is ridiculous...”

Have Sherman’s wishes not been accomplished? Are there any peoples more “maintained as a species of pauper” than many blacks and American Indians?

The war crimes listed above and the mentality of people like Generals Sherman, Sheridan and their commander in chief Abraham Lincoln, must be embraced by those whose desire is to eliminate all Confederate symbols from public view. Forced to admit their allegiance to such acts of terrorism committed against the blacks and whites of the South is a reality that must be avoided by these government sycophants, at all costs. Therefore, they glory in their ignorance and childish remarks to those who question their knowledge of history.

Yes, ignorance is bliss—but it is also contagious and death to the culture of our founders and those who fought to oppose the above-documented tyranny.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AN ADMONITION: ALWAYS RELEVANT BUT SELDOM PURSUED

Author’s note: I fully realize my words below will anger and upset many. As a student of history, I have arrived at my beliefs based on the actions and interactions of politicians and their financial supporters throughout recorded history. I believe the people of this country who are actively engaged in the electoral process are simply characters being manipulated by the powers that be. Oh, how I hope that I am wrong; no one would be more pleased if that proves to be true. Regardless, I would be remiss if I did not offer my thoughts as written below.

There is an old admonition which we all have heard but seldom if ever apply it to the problems we see happening more and more frequently, especially those issues related to the destruction of our country. That admonition would be “follow the money.”

Nowhere could that be more relevant today than in the examination of the two presumed candidates for president in this year’s election. If the situation progresses as predicted, we will have a billionaire opposing a woman who is paid $250,000 an hour to talk but refuses to release what she talks about.  Both are vying to be the supposed leader of this country.

There are people who will vote for Trump, not because he will honor his oath to our Constitution but because they believe he will completely destroy our liberty at a slower pace than Hillary. Kind of like hoping if one gets cancer it will be the lingering, more debilitating type rather than the one that takes you quickly. Situationally correct political banners would read: “Kill Freedom Now, Vote Hillary” or “Trump, the Masochists’ Choice for Prez.”

What about the warning “follow the money” do the voters in this country not understand? We the people have long since been governed by an apparatus we call government, which is totally owned and totally controlled by the moneyed elite. We could have a totally honest person who has a complete working knowledge of our Constitution and Bill of Rights run for any federal elected office and they would not have a snowball’s chance in hell of being elected for two very important reasons.

First, that person could never gather the necessary support of the people. That, in and of itself is the most damning evidence our government and the majority of the people do not want the constitutional republic our founders ratified in 1788-89.

Second, the moneyed elite and the media they own and control would never allow such a candidate to gain the necessary support and if it appeared they might, they or members of their family would meet an untimely accident or would be threatened with one. The Mafia or drug cartels do not allow people to continue to exist who interfere with their criminal pursuits—the same is true in today’s power cabal.

The political landscape we now face should be most concerning to anyone who cherishes individual liberty. Millions upon millions of voters in this country are most proud of their support for two candidates on the left who are open and proud national socialists with one being slightly more Marxist than the other who leans more toward Hitler’s socialist agenda. These two socialists represent the form(s) of government whose stated goal is the destruction of all representative republics, individual and states rights.

On the other supposed side of the political spectrum, we have a member of the moneyed elite who continues to grow in popularity, not because he represents the Constitution and Bill of Rights, but because people see this candidate attacked by those they hate on the political stage. Trump has not mentioned the constitutional limits on the executive but he has mentioned building a wall on our borders. Do those who support Trump actually understand the building of a wall would require the consent of Congress, the same Congress which for the better part of four decades has fought for open borders? Would these voters support Trump violating the Constitution to build such a wall? If so, then how do they differ from the voters who support their socialist candidate violating the Constitution and the laws of morality to allow perverts in the restrooms and showers with their wives, daughters and granddaughters, or perpetual wars for peace?

Trump has said he would put “boots on the ground” in Syria to fight ISIS. Does he understand the Constitution he will swear an oath to “protect and defend” does not allow him such latitude operating on his own? Is he unaware of the multitude of people who should know, including Lt. General Michael Flynn, former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, who claim unequivocally that our government created and funded ISIS? Why is it Americans support the troops who love and promote unconstitutional war but ignore the ones who reveal the criminality of our government?

Trump is constantly attacked by the media. Therefore, the people believe him to be an acceptable candidate for president. The press has to understand that with each new attack on Trump, they increase his support, yet they continue to attack. Now, why would you knowingly continue to help the candidate you so oppose?

So-called “conservatives” in this country love to hate the Socialist George Soros. Soros continues to openly recruit and finance protestors who create havoc at Trump rallies. Each of these demonstrations brings more people into the Trump camp. Now, why would Soros help recruit supporters for Trump? Is he the sly fox pretending to oppose Trump while increasing his support? Why are many of his violent protestors who destroy police cars and private property not arrested and tried for their crimes?

As an individual, trash or set fire to a police vehicle or throw rocks at police and destroy convention center doors and windows and walk away without an arrest or charges, much less without being shot in today’s police state environment. Never happen you say. Then why are Soros’ paid protestors allowed to do so with impunity such as recently happened in Albuquerque, New Mexico and other major cities?

In the last two presidential elections, 2008 and 2012, the top financial contributor to both candidates in those elections was Goldman-Sachs. Trump attacked Goldman-Sachs for their support of both Hillary and “lying” Ted Cruz, but when it appeared Trump was the presumptive republican nominee, he hired a former foreclosure king and Goldman-Sachs partner of 17 years to lead his fundraising effort. Steven Mnuchin was with Goldman-Sachs when his employer supported both presidential candidates in 2008 and 2012 and when they received a massive transfusion of taxpayer dollars.

If you are willing to overlook this possible connection between Trump and the moneyed elite at Goldman-Sachs, then you probably never knew or have forgotten that Goldman Sachs received 12.9 billion dollars in the financial “bailouts” funded by the US taxpayers. Goldman claimed it was “fully collateralized and hedged,” but took the almost 13 billion anyway. Could this have simply been a political payoff for services rendered?

Any association between a political candidate and the banking industry/cartel should be immediate cause for concern, but, such concerns involving Trump seem to flow off his supporters like water off a duck.

Simply stated, the American voter is being duped again; Trump was brought into the process to re-energize the voting public which had dropped out of the 2012 election process by the tens of millions. A government that can’t generate support from the electorate will be quickly viewed as impotent. The power cabal of international bankers and other moneyed elite in this country could not allow such lack of support to continue. Thus, a populist who is hated by the media, the illegal alien community and despots such as George Soros had to be created. The “enemy of my enemy is my friend” is the strategy now being employed by the criminal cabal that runs this country. The millions who support either side in this purposely created political theater are the victims of a massive fraud.

Regardless of who wins the 2016 presidential election, there will be no significant change in the direction our criminal government pursues over the next 4-8 years. The majority are being lulled to sleep with another act of political theater.

H.L. Mencken was totally correct when he defined “Every election as sort of an advance auction sale of stolen goods.” This one is no different. The goods being stolen are not only your money, but your freedom and liberty as well.

You can never, no matter how much you rationalize your actions, support our Constitution and Bill of Rights by supporting with money or a vote a candidate who has no intention of abiding by the limitations of those documents! All your vote will ever accomplish is more socialism.

“The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies… is a foolish idea. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can throw the rascals out at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy. Then it should be possible to replace it, every four years if necessary, by the other party which will be none of these things but will still pursue, with new vigor, approximately the same basic policies.” ~ Carroll Quigley, Tragedy and Hope, The History of the World in Our Time. 

 

 

 

 

 

MEMORIAL DAY REALITY CHECK

In early October of 2003, I wrote an article titled “The Destruction of the US Military” which was published at the Price of Liberty. At that time, I doubt very few people outside the city of Chicago or the country of Kenya had ever heard of Barack Obama. The war in Afghanistan had been going on for two years and the war in Iraq had started in March of that year. Today, we are still engaged in both countries with new additions since then in wars to “keep us safe,” but hopelessly in debt.

When we have run out of enemies to fight, we create, finance and equip new ones just like we did in 1978 when we provided the now feared Muslims with 500 million in taxpayer-provided “seed money.” The facts are clear for those with the eyes to see and the courage to believe.  In fact, Lt. General Michael Flynn, once head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, states George W. Bush created both al Qaeda and ISIS.

Here is what I wrote in 2003, below that I will include a recent article along the same lines that was written recently blaming the entire mess on Obama. Americans, after all, have very short attention spans. Again, very few had heard of Obama in 2003 when I wrote the below. * Note: most all of the links I listed in this article have long since been removed but I have left them in place.

“Political correctness, feminization, dependence on whiz-bang weaponry and a subsequent lack of training are dragging our military into a total state of ineptitude. Since WW II we have not fought an enemy who possessed our military resources, yet there are no victories in the win column. I know there are those who will point to the first Gulf War but if that was, in fact, a victory, why are we re-fighting that war these 12 years later?

Politics in the military has always been a problem, but with the current PC crowd and the feminists having enough clout to influence policy, the total decay has begun. Compounding the entire problem is the power of the neocons to influence policy by placing the military into no-win wars that only serve to satiate the greed and power hunger of these history challenged idiots.

A perfect example is what is happening to our forces in Iraq. We are now suffering daily casualties from ambushes borrowed from the playbook of the North Vietnamese Army and the Viet Cong. Just last week a column in Iraq was ambushed and was unable to extricate itself from the killing zone for over 8 hours, even with the help of air assets. The ambush was finally broken when more armor arrived on the scene. This was accomplished against the strongest military on the planet by a group of what our government describes as “remnants and rabble.” (Can anyone say Mogadishu?)

More ominous than the number of killed-in-action and wounded is the number being returned to the states from duty in Iraq for “mental/physical reasons.” While the number of killed and wounded is rapidly approaching 2,000, the number returned for these mental/physical problems is over 4,800! Considering the time we have been in Iraq, this number represents over 20 military personnel each day being sent home for these undisclosed ailments. Why are we not being told about the mysterious cases of pneumonia, or the number of suicides or the number of non-combat gunshot wounds?

No one at the DoD wants to comment on the exact nature of the mental problems our people are succumbing to in unprecedented numbers. Is this the result of our kinder/gentler training? Are we sending soldiers/sailors/marines into harm’s way without the demanding training necessary to handle the horrors of war? Is this necessary training being eliminated to make room for diversity and sensitivity training? What exactly is the breakdown on the gender of those returned? Would the disclosure of this information indicate a problem in training? Would we ever know if it was?

What about the morale of the troops? How have those who face the uncertainty of combat each day dealt with the false heroes, created by their lying government, getting undeserved credit (Jessica Lynch) and the plethora of the many undeserved awards and decorations being spread around all the military branches, with the exception of the Marine Corp? Are our present day troops seeing the injustice of the treatment given to those who have walked their path previously? Are they worried that this government sees them as the enforcement arm of a cabal that seeks only to enrich themselves and their campaign contributors and will throw them on the trash heap when they can no longer carry the gun, sail the ship or fly the plane?

Perhaps they have already gotten the picture when they were wounded and then forced to pay for their own meals in the hospital, or are already faced with haunting dreams that will be with them forever. Even when our military leaders pay the victims of the crimes committed against the civilian population, the horror of those actions will be permanently etched on the minds of those who were witnesses to these acts and will make regular visits with devastating mental images for the rest of their lives. Some will take their own lives to exit the nightmares.

Our military is vastly over deployed. A smaller military now serving in 106 countries gets no time to train and no time off to spend with families.

The neocons, led by Secretary of War Donald Rumsfeld, have instituted new policies giving promotions to those in the upper officer ranks. When one is interviewed by these chicken hawks — who have never served a day in the military — demand that they make the choice between becoming the “perfumed princes” the neocons desire or ending their careers. This is destroying our military from the top while PC/feminized training and loss of morale destroys it from the bottom.

An illustration of this insane policy is the story of a Physicians Assistant in Korea who recently warned male soldiers that the chance of contracting a sexually transmitted disease was much higher if they chose a female American soldier as opposed to the Korean girls found at the bars outside the camp.

We, as a nation, should be much more concerned about all this than our leaders are. They see re-instituting the draft as the answer to these problems while we should see that all of it is the result of a ruling cabal using the blood and health of our children to line their pockets. It is time to stop the madness.”

Here is the recent article written by a person using the Nom de plume of Jeremiah Johnson at the website www.shtfplan.com in which the debacle of our destroyed military is placed entirely at the feet of Obama. Please don’t get me wrong; the Obama presidency is an unmitigated disaster, but the seeds of the destruction of this country and its military go much deeper than the last 7 years.

Here is the recent assessment of Jeremiah Johnson—written almost 13 years after the one I wrote on the same subject—it just has a different villain.

“This Country is on its Deathbed and Obama has placed it there.”

“We have all seen the buildup of U.S. and NATO troops facing Russia’s western border and the steady push by those two groups in conjunction with the MIC and the IMF to enter the world into a new Cold War against Russia.  Some of the equipment is pretty impressive, such as the U.S.S. Admiral Zumwalt that has just been rolled off of the assembly line.  But there is an interesting point I wish to make that you may have seen.  Did you notice that in terms of effectiveness, the U.S. military has had its hands tied behind its back in terms of overall combat readiness?

The Zumwalt can be taken out with one of those nice new hypersonic missiles the Chinese and Russians have integrated in their systems.  As of this piece, the Russians are emplacing new radar detecting equipment to offset the “Aegis ashore” ABM station that has been up and running in Romania since last Thursday.  Measure and countermeasures, yes, but in terms of combat readiness, in the words of our own military, we are not up to standards.

On March 22, 2016 a hearing was conducted by Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee to discuss the shortage of parts and equipment suffered by the armed forces.  The Chairman, Mac Thornberry visited Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station, and found that parts were actually taken from a museum to refit aircraft, as follows:

“…an F/A-18 based at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort that flew in the raid against Libya in 1986 needed a part. The part is no longer made and there were none on hand. Crew and pilots checked the F-18s on display at Beaufort to see if they might find a part. No luck. A lieutenant colonel visiting the USS Yorktown aircraft carrier about two hours away in Charleston, South Carolina. saw an F/A-18 of the same model, a HASC staff member told me today. They scrounged the part from what would appear to be the A  model on the carrier’s deck. (It’s the only F-18 at the Yorktown.  They got the part, but sadly, it didn’t work.”

Breakingdefense.com, article by Colin Clark, March 23, 2016

Reports have mentioned out of Fox News recently that the Air Force is short 4,000 personnel to conduct maintenance, and is short 700 pilots.  The Air Force is reduced to relying on spare parts it can scrap out of a desert scrapyard of aircraft known as “The Boneyard.”  Fox interviewed a Master Sergeant in the Air Force, stationed at Ellsworth Air Force base in South Dakota and he told about burned-out, overworked air crews and maintenance staff and equipment shortages:

“It’s not only the personnel that are tired, it’s the aircraft that are tired as well,” Master Sgt. Bruce Pfrommer, who has over two decades of experience in the Air Force working on B-1 bombers, told Fox News.  “We have only 20 aircraft assigned on station currently. Out of those 20 only nine are flyable,” Pfrommer said

The report went on to state that only about half of the 28th Bomb Wing’s aircraft are even able to lift off of the ground, let alone perform combat missions. The piece detailed some good information on the B-1 fleet and its capabilities, as follows:

“When operating effectively, the B-1 can be one of the most lethal bombers in the U.S. military’s arsenal. Designed as a low-level deep strike penetrator to drop nuclear weapons on the Soviet Union in the early 1980s, the B-1 has evolved into a close-air support bomber. Flying for 10-12 hours at a time high above the battlefield, B-1’s can carry 50,000 pounds of weapons, mostly satellite-guided bombs.  “It can put a 2,000-pound weapon on a doorknob from 15 miles away in the dark of night, in the worst weather,” said Col. Gentry Boswell, commander of the 28th Bomb Wing at Ellsworth.”

This is what the airmen and aircrews have been suffering.  What is very monstrous is the big picture, taken over the past 7 years under Obama: the systematic dismantling and deliberate reduction in combat effectiveness and defense capabilities.

Obama has cashiered the senior Officer and Enlisted Personnel at the Command levels, and the ones with the most combat experience derived from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.  Obama has degraded the military’s combat effectiveness by the lowering of standards regarding personnel: assignments are done according to political “correctness” and quota, not by ability.  Case in point the appointment of Eric Fanning as the first “openly gay” Secretary of the Army.

Not one day as a soldier, and this is what the Senate confirmed as their Secretary of the Army.

It is all deliberate…the dropping of the TARS system that augmented NORAD, the mothballing of production for the A-10’s and the Tomahawk, and the lackadaisical stance for coastline scrambles when a “foreign partner’s” bomber or submarine ventures into U.S. territory.

It is a deliberate and treasonous weakening of our defenses.  Obama is a traitor that has managed (with glacial slowness) to implement his policies and destroy the country.  His greatest tool has been the American public, who are too busy trying to wrangle free cell phones and money to care about anything but their own desires.  The country is on its deathbed, and Obama has placed it there.  While he golfs, vacations, and raises funds, our Air Force is reduced to a scavenger hunt to obtain the parts they require, and our military is understrength and weakening by the day.

 

LESSONS FROM THE BEGINNING IV

(Authors Note: I have received an unusual number of comments and questions from new and old readers asking most relevant questions in response to my last Rant. My first impulse was to attempt to answer each of those questions individually, but I have decided instead to answer them using this forum. This will require a slight deviation in the direction I had previously intended these lessons to take.)

It is an easily understood axiom that the closer one stands to the fire, the more they feel the heat. That holds true especially for the fire of freedom. The Declaration of Independence was written when the fire of liberty was burning deep in the hearts and souls of people such as Samuel Adams, John Hancock, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, Paul Revere and others. The Articles of Confederation were written shortly thereafter, while the Revolutionary War was raging, in 1777, but did not come in force until Maryland, concerned with incursions into the state by the Redcoats, ratified in 1781.

Once the war for independence had been won and the Treaty of Paris signed in September of 1783, the passionate fires of freedom, while recently confirmed through this treaty, began to cool to some degree. In very short order, “men of intelligence,” according to monarchist Alexander Hamilton, began to examine how the newly formed government could be exploited to their advantage. Hamilton would be joined in this pursuit by loyalists and nationalists such as John Dickinson, who refused to sign the Declaration of Independence, Tench Coxe, who traded with loyalists and the British when the latter occupied Philadelphia, James Madison, John Jay and several others of lesser note.

(*It should be noted that in the Treaty of Paris, King George III demanded that all of the 13 colonies or states be signatories to that treaty and acknowledged them to be “free, sovereign and independent states and they would be treated as such…”)

As the monarchists and nationalists sought out ways to convert government to an instrument for power and financial gain, they found themselves stymied in their efforts by two provisions in the Articles of Confederation:

ARTICLE II

“Each state retains its sovereignty, freedom and independence, and every power, jurisdiction and right, which is not by this Confederation expressly delegated to the United States in Congress assembled.”

ARTICLE XIII

“Every state shall abide by the determination of the United States in Congress assembled, on all questions submitted to them. And the Articles of this Confederation shall be inviolably observed by every State, and the Union shall be perpetual; nor shall any alteration at any time hereafter be made in any of them; unless such alteration be agreed to in a Congress of the United States, and be afterwards confirmed by the legislatures of every State.

The form of government that would provide Hamilton and his “intelligent men” with the powers they sought, could not allow each state to retain its sovereignty, freedom and independence. It also could not be limited by “expressly delegated” powers. The form of government desired by the monarchists and nationalists would require a coercive power, a power not provided in the Articles.

Special notice should be given in Article XIII to the phrase “on all questions submitted to them.” This is most significant. This phrase established the power in the States to limit the central government in its power to only deal with issues submitted to it by the States for action. This was a limitation the “men of intelligence” knew would not provide them with the coercive power their agendas would require. The government they desired must have the power to create problems which only they could provide legislation to fix, using copious amounts of other people’s money, of course.

Well, I have used the word “coerce” and the phrase “coercive power” so where is my proof this power was desired by Hamilton, Madison et al? One such morsel of proof can be found in a letter from George Washington to John Jay written on August 1, 1786:

“Experience has taught us that men will not adopt and carry into execution measures best calculated [by whom] for their own good, without the intervention of a coercive powerCongress have too frequently made use of the suppliant, humble tone of requisition in applications to the States, when they had a right to assert their imperial dignity and command obedience.” (Emphasis added)

James Madison would write in correspondence to George Washington in April of 1787 in anticipation of the Constitutional Convention which would begin the next month in Philadelphia:

“…the right of coercion should be expressly declared. With the resources of commerce in hand, the National administration might always find means of exerting it either by sea or land.” (Emphasis added)

As depressing as it may be to those who hold George Washington in high esteem, it is most obvious from his letter to John Jay that he believed the government to possess “imperial dignity” and the right to “command obedience.” (Has anyone heard these exact sentiments expressed recently when it comes to executive orders and immigration issues?)

The Articles of Confederation were, in my humble opinion, the ultimate expression of States’ Rights and the true principles of liberty. The actions of Congress were limited to those issues submitted to them by the States and any action by that Congress required the unanimous consent of all of the States. The States remained, sovereign, free and independent; and thoroughly protected from acts of coercion. This is the very epitome of Nullification or State Interposition.

But the Constitution of 1787 changed all that and created a nationalist form of government you claim; Nonsense. As previously shown, Madison, Hamilton, Wilson and other nationalists were repeatedly thwarted in their efforts to achieve their goals, but they believed the Constitution, without a Bill of Rights, could be manipulated to suit their needs; therefore, Madison, Hamilton and John Jay set about to promote that document with a great experiment in marketing known as the Federalist Papers. The effort was designed to say what the people wanted to hear, not what the trio really believed. But, they ran head on into the buzz saw that was the State Ratification Conventions. (SRC)

Whether some choose to believe it or not, the SRC’s performed the monumental task of restoring the powers of Nullification and reasserted the concept of States’ Rights even before the presentation and ratification of the Bill of Rights in 1789.

Real Patriots like Patrick Henry, Governor George Clinton and Robert Yates of New York, Samuel Bryan and the minority from Pennsylvania and the hundreds of others who would become known as Anti-Federalists fought gallantly to preserve the rights of the States. The Anti-Federalists would become the Jeffersonian Republicans who were troubled by the defects they saw in the Constitution and defined them as the Senate becoming a bastion of autocratic privilege; the presidency becoming an imperial one that would overawe the Congress and an intrusive federal court system that would create its own laws which would be oppressive, tyrannical and destroy the individual rights of the citizens. (Again, does any of this sound familiar?)

Sure, we have a written Constitution and Bill of Rights but these documents cannot interpret themselves. As long as the people do not have any control over those who interpret these documents such as the members of the federal judiciary, including of course the Supreme Court, any chance for liberty is held completely in their unelected, therefore, unaccountable hands.

So where is the proof of your allegation that the rights of the States were protected and restored by the Anti-Federalists, you ask? Very simply stated those restored rights can be found in the Ratification documents of three states; Virginia, New York, and Rhode Island. To wit:

VIRGINIA:

We the Delegates of the People of Virginia duly elected in pursuance of a recommendation from the General Assembly and now met in Convention having fully and freely investigated and discussed the proceedings of the Federal Convention and being prepared as well as the most mature deliberation hath enabled us to decide thereon Do in the name and in behalf of the People of Virginia declare and make known that the powers granted under the Constitution being derived from the People of the United States may be resumed by them whensoever the same shall be perverted to their injury or oppression and that every power not granted thereby remains with them and at their will:…”

NEW YORK:

That all Power is originally vested in and consequently derived from the People, and that Government is instituted by them for their common Interest Protection and Security.

That the enjoyment of Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness are essential rights which every Government ought to respect and preserve.

That the Powers of Government may be reassumed by the People, whensoever it shall become necessary to their Happiness; that every Power, Jurisdiction and right, which is not by the said Constitution clearly delegated to the Congress of the United States, or the departments of the Government thereof, remains to the People of the several States, or to their respective State Governments to whom they may have granted the same; And that those Clauses in the said Constitution, which declare, that Congress shall not have or exercise certain Powers, do not imply that Congress is entitled to any Powers not given by the said Constitution; but such Clauses are to be construed either as exceptions to certain specified Powers, or as inserted merely for greater Caution.

      RHODE ISLAND:

“In That there are certain natural rights, of which men when they form a social compact, cannot deprive or divest their posterity, among which are the enjoyment of Life and Liberty, with the means of acquiring, possessing and protecting Property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness and safety.

2d That all power is naturally vested in, and consequently derived from the People; that magistrates therefore are their trustees and agents, and at all times amenable to them.

3d That the powers of government may be reassumed by the people, whensoever it shall become necessary to their happiness: That the rights of the States respectively, to nominate and appoint all State Officers, and every other power, jurisdiction and right, which is not by the said constitution clearly delegated to the Congress of the United States or to the departments of government thereof, remain to the people of the several states, or their respective State Governments to whom they may have granted the same…”

These three States, using the power of their ratification of the Constitution, reestablished Article II of the Articles of Confederation, Nullification, and State Interposition when they formally ratified the Constitution. Now, either all states have the same powers or Virginia, Rhode Island and New York are not now nor ever have been states. Obviously, the provisions listed by these states were accepted or there would have been no acceptance of their ratification.

To prove this we need go no further than Article IV Section II of the US Constitution.

The citizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges, and Immunities of Citizens in the several States.

Liberty, freedom and coercion cannot reside on the same plane of existence. A government that asks you to just say no to drugs but say yes to coercion and slavery is an abomination and a complete absurdity. If a State cannot just say no to an unconstitutional law or act, they are a slave no matter how many times they sing “land of the free and home of the brave.”

The States created the central government as is in evidence with the Treaty of Paris and King George’s insistence that all 13 States sign the Treaty, absent any central authority. Also, the Articles of Confederation required the agreement of all the states on any piece of legislation proposed by the Congress. The States created the central government to protect their rights, not to minimize their influence and negate their power to decide what is best for them and their citizens.

To deny a State’s right to nullify legislation that it sees as tyrannical or oppressive is to deny the ideals and principles of the Declaration of Independence, the founders who denied the nationalists and monarchists their desires for a coercive government in 1787, and the brave representatives to the States that reclaimed their rights to nullify and interpose as was shown above in the ratification agreements of three states. To deny nullification is to embrace slavery.

I contend that if we demand the right to nullify acts of the federal government, using the tools provided by our predecessors, we could see a rapid transition from an oppressive government to a representative government. We don’t need new amendments; we need a populace with the courage to use what we already have.

(To be continued)