SADLY, IT’S OVER

As hard as it is for me to say, and as hard as it has been for me to face the reality of it all, this once grand experiment in Liberty, without some form of divine intervention, is over. The grand old idea of individual freedom and what Thomas Jefferson once defined as Rightful Liberty has long since passed. But, who is to blame you ask; the very same folks this government was once designed to protect, none other than “We the People.”

Two events within the past week has brought home to me the hard reality of the above. First, I had the opportunity to attend a large function involving members of the State Bar Association. After that event, I was fortunate to engage a preeminent figure in the practice of law in a philosophical discussion of our Constitution and Bill of Rights. In the beginning of our discussion, our focus was on property rights and how that equated to freedom. Later in this discussion, this brilliant legal mind mentioned how the 14th Amendment changed, in his mind, the perception of how private property and citizenship were viewed legally. I quickly spoke up and stated “but the 14th Amendment was never properly ratified according to the demands of Article V of our Constitution.” This learned attorney’s answer was “well that is the ultra-conservative view.” Another attorney listening to our exchange chimed in with “good luck getting any judge to admit to that.”

Apparently, to adhere to the strict principles of our Constitution is to assume the status of “ultra-conservative” as opposed to the myriad of garden variety conservatives in this country who really don’t care if our lives and our liberty are being whittled away by an amendment to our Constitution which should be null and void on its face.

The statement, which by all accounts is factual, that one could never get a judge, at any level to admit the 14th Amendment was never properly ratified is a curse on the legal profession as much as it is society in general for they have a continuing opportunity, and a sworn duty, to challenge this wrong in the halls of justice.

All attorneys and judges take a solemn oath to uphold and defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. Any attorney, or judge, who will not defend our Constitution against the usurpations of an amendment which should be null and void because it does not adhere strictly to the provisions provided in that document are not adhering to their oaths. Those who would cite that amendment in any legal opinion could arguably be called “domestic enemies” to that Constitution.

Are we in this current mess partially because we simply accept the right of the government to dictate policy based on amendments that were never properly ratified by the people? Where does this end and how are the people to be protected from a gradual decline into abject tyranny?

The second event that brought me to this point of despair occurred on social media. Someone had posted stating the date they had entered military service and also mentioned the oath they had taken upon becoming a member of this country’s armed forces. I posted and asked the question reference what was to be done if the orders of the president or an officer appointed over you violated the Constitution which was the primary item listed in the oath.

A spirited debate began on this question. Eventually, one contributor to the discussion made the claim it was not the duty of the soldier to question whether the order was “lawful or unlawful” but in essence it was the duty of the member of the military to carry out that order regardless.

This person was most proud of his service and his belief that lawful or unlawful was for someone else to decide, his duty was to simply do or die. Ironic is it not that many who wear the uniform and the badge have the same mindset? Also, there are many outside the military or law enforcement who willingly state that no law is unconstitutional until a government employee (judge(s) has so decreed.

What has happened to cognitive discourse in this country that we have accepted fully the very concept that brought many a despot to power over the past century? Are people not aware that after the Nuremberg Trials this country hanged several German military officers for using the concept of those mentioned above as a defense in their trials? The “I was just following orders” was not accepted in those trials at the end of WWII, so how can it be the accepted mantra of the day in America now?

How can we continually accept laws based on amendments that were not properly ratified and just move on as if they were, regardless of how much havoc is created and how many freedoms are infringed or lost completely? Are we to believe that tyrannical rules established by our government are to be followed and honored until some member of that self-same government rules against them? I’m sure Hitler, Stalin and Mao employed those very same rules during their reigns of terror.

Admit it people, you are just as responsible for the tyranny you face as the government you choose to blame.

A people who expect to be ignorant and free in a state of civilization, want what never was and never will be. The functionaries of every government have propensities to command at will the liberty and property of their constituents, There is no safe deposit for these but with the people themselves; nor can they be safe with them without information, where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe.” ~ Thomas Jefferson to Charles Yancey, January 6, 1816

My people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge: because thou has rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee…” Hosea 4:6

IN RIGHTFUL REBEL LIBERTY

 

7 thoughts on “SADLY, IT’S OVER”

  1. To quote Hosea in finality to your article is so well suited to the times we live in. This historical account by Hosea summarizes the resultant loss of all that is good and true in this nation today. But, to fully understand this quote and its application to modern America, it needs to be expounded in its context.

    “1Hear the word of יהוה, you children of Yisra’ĕl, for יהוה has a case against the inhabitants of the land: “For there is no truth or kindness or knowledge of Elohim in the land.

    2“Swearing, and lying, and murdering, and stealing, and committing adultery have increased. And bloodshed follows bloodshed.

    3“Therefore the land mourns, and everyone living there languishes, with the beasts of the field and the birds of the heavens. And the fish of the sea are taken away.

    4“However, let no one strive or reprove another, for your people are like those striving with a priest.

    5“And you shall stumble in the day, and the prophet shall also stumble with you in the night. And I shall make your mother perish.

    6“My people have perished for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from being priest for Me. Since you have forgotten the Law (Hebrew trans: Torah) of your Elohim, I also forget your children.

    7“As they were increased, so they sinned against Me. My esteem they have changed into shame.

    8“They eat the sin of My people, and lift up their desire to their crookedness.”

    As we examine the thought processes of Americanus ignoramus it soon becomes clear that liberty and freedom are now defined with the understanding that moral principals are a threat and even a hindrance to their freedom. This is a far cry from the Webster’s 1828 definition: “Civil liberty is an exemption from the arbitrary will of others, which exemption is secured by established laws, which restrain every man from injuring or controlling another. Hence the restraints of law are essential to civil liberty.”

    This definition has the core understanding that we live according to moral principals that should not be infringed upon towards our fellow man. As Hosea pointed out to the nation of Israel, forgetting truth and kindness and the Torah (their constitutional agreement made with God) are what was leading to the complete breakdown of their society. The Torah is what protected them from destroying their peaceful and justly established existence.

    What makes one society different from another in terms of freedom? Perhaps it is wherever the laws of a nation are in line with the moral compass (which is the acknowledgment of a God-given knowledge of what is good and what is evil and the necessary self-restraint that must accompany this knowledge) of a people who are in an active state of pursuit of that which is good and just and true, there is freedom. And, when those people maintain a passionate interest in defending and keeping their way of life and accompanying laws from any who deny the responsibility of this knowledge they can enjoy the fruits of their Creator-endowed rights which include the humble pursuit of abundant life, liberty, and happiness. These rights are given freely to such a people who choose to live according to this moral compass even to the point that they would be willing to give their lives for what they know is just and good…there is true liberty.

    Perhaps the problem with America can be boiled down to the complete erosion of the knowledge of good and evil with its inherent responsibilities. Our society has nearly completely abandoned this knowledge in favor of the pursuit of uninhibited self-indulgence without regard for their fellow man or the One who created them. It’s too much work to be bothered with such things, I guess. The parallels between America today and Israel of old as Hosea describes them are difficult to ignore. It has once again proven to be so very true: those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.

    Teshuva, America.

  2. Hi Mike,
    First, There is a congressional report from back in the 50’s that concluded the Lawyers Guild were the purveyors of Communism in this country. Has anything changed? The people just keep getting dumber.
    Second, all attorneys are wordsmiths. They practice the art of twisting words, also known as semantic deceit. They twist words and statements to mean something entirely different that what they sound like just to make money for one party or the other.
    I have a very unpopular view of WWII and Hitler. In the U.S., is the Bush family any different? I don’t think so, just ask anyone who lives in Afghanistan or Iraq. Is it any different than Poland or France?
    After WWII and the Nuremberg trials ended, the really bad guys were hired by the United States and the U.S.S.R. History is always written by who wins the fight, not those who stand on the side of righteousness. Hitler started out just like Trump, trying to drain the swamp in his own country. He ended up being attacked by all of the major power brokers and banking interests of Europe, and that lead to total war. If Hitler would have gotten the same funding as the U.S., what would things look like today? Britain and the United States helped destroy all of the major infrastructure of Europe and Asia so it could be rebuilt under their debt based system. War has always been about money and territory and taking slaves and resources.
    The media and courts are nothing more than tools used to maintain chaos. Chaos opens the door to domination. I think the courts and the media have been doing a very good job being tools.
    Greg

  3. Well said, Sir. Your clear-thinking post was refreshing.
    It is manifestly obvious that our self-destruction as a union is at hand. Why? There are a sufficient number of patriots and constitutionalists (one in the same to me) who understand that the terrible foundational damage wrought by years of toxic Progressive subversion has created an unsustainable cultural/ideological division in this country. Their 150+year campaign to destroy the underpinnings of our once venerable constitutional republic based upon dual authority and rule of law has been spectacularly successful. (In truth, the success of “Lincoln’s War” on the Jeffersonian Confederate States of America marked the beginning of our self-destruction and it’s been downhill spiral into tyranny ever since. TR, Wilson and the Roosevelts accelerated the pace of our self-destruction.)

    I can only say that I am extremely happy that the 10th Amendment was properly adopted, for in that amendment lies patriots’ salvation from this irreconcilable division. Those powers not specifically delegated by the States to the federal government or specifically prohibited to the States are vested in the States and the People, secession being one of those many powers reserved to the States.

    I covered this extensively in my book, “A Patriot’s Call to Action”, and I am pleased to see someone else understands and appreciates the wisdom of our founders.

    Thank you.

  4. A couple of thoughts come to mind. First we have the mentality of the rulers, namely the lawyers, judges, politicians, and the wealthy.

    “There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters” ― Daniel Webster

    Then we have the mentality of the order followers, namely teh military and the cops.

    “The greatest crimes in the world are not committed by people breaking the rules, but by people following the rules. It’s people who follow orders that drop bombs and massacre villages.” – Banksy, Wall and Piece

    Putting the two together, and the people end up getting screwed. Like several of the post Bill or Rights amendments, the 14th was jammed through because it suited the ruling elites. Then it only took the order givers and the order followers to do their thing.

  5. A couple of thoughts come to mind. First we have the mentality of the rulers, namely the lawyers, judges, politicians, and the wealthy.

    “There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters” ― Daniel Webster

    Then we have the mentality of the order followers, namely the military and the cops.

    “The greatest crimes in the world are not committed by people breaking the rules, but by people following the rules. It’s people who follow orders that drop bombs and massacre villages.” – Banksy, Wall and Piece

    Putting the two together, and the people end up getting screwed. Like several of the post Bill of Rights amendments, the 14th was jammed through because it suited the ruling elites. Then it only took the order givers and the order followers to do their thing.

  6. Mike, good reads here.
    To answer the question quoted below, look in Brent Winter’s book “Excellence of the Common Law” on pgs 330, 521-522 and related footnotes, also find in book Index under “Nuremberg war.. trials”.

    “What has happened to cognitive discourse in this country that we have accepted fully the very concept that brought many a despot to power over the past century? Are people not aware that after the Nuremberg Trials this country hanged several German military officers for using the concept of those mentioned above as a defense in their trials? The “I was just following orders” was not accepted in those trials at the end of WWII, so how can it be the accepted mantra of the day in America now?”

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