Sometimes I wake up in the morning and have the germ of an idea for an article and after a cup of coffee, or two, the idea blooms into whatever it is that I write that day. Sometimes I’ll wake up with an empty head and it isn’t until I see a comment, or read a news article that I get an idea for an article. However, on certain rare occasions I awake with a fully fleshed out article in my head and all I have to do is sit down in front of the keyboard and type it all out. Today was one such day. Yesterday I typed out a somewhat cynical and sarcastic definition of the impeachment process, and ever since, my mind has subconsciously been expanding upon that single definition; and what you’re about to read is the culmination of that subconscious thought.
Before I begin I’d like to get something out of the way first. Can we all try to agree that our government exists due to the fact that the constitution was ratified in 1789? Government didn’t just spring up out of nowhere like a weed in your rose bed, it has/had to have some impetus to get started, and that impetus was the convention of 1787 and the succeeding efforts to abolish the Confederation and establish a more energetic form of government; as outlined by the constitution.
I bring that up because I get the distinct impression that there are a great many who think the constitution is an important historical document, worthy of protecting, but nothing more than something to view in a glass case should they ever travel to our nation’s capital and visit the National Archives. I truly believe that there are some who think that the constitution is of no greater importance in regulating what their government can and cannot do than are the fossilized remains of some dinosaur, or the mummy of some ancient Egyptian Pharoah.
How many know the actual definition of the word constitution? Constitution is a derivative of the word constitute; which means to set up or establish. Therefore, a constitution is the act of those with the authority to do so setting up a system of government for themselves. You can call it whatever you want; a charter, a compact, or an agreement; but a constitution is the act of sovereigns, (there’s that word again), coming together and establishing an entity and bestowing that entity with certain delegated authority to act on their behalf.
This act of constituting a system of government in no way diminishes the sovereignty of those who constitute this system, and it does not alter the fact that those who serve in their delegated capacity are servants to those who constituted the system in the first place. This is why it is said we have representatives, not leader, or that we have a representative form of government and not a dictatorship or a monarchy; because those who are elected represent us; they are not our leaders, rulers or masters.
Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s get down to the business at hand; shall we?
I guess I’m gonna come right out and say it; our government today comes closer to resembling organized crime than it does to representing an institution designed to safeguard and protect the public liberty.
If you have ever watched any of the old gangster, or Godfather films, you may recall how the mafia ran protection rackets; where they would coerce people into paying the mob to protect them from alleged threats to themselves, or their place of business; if you didn’t pay, something bad was sure to happen to you. Isn’t government the same in that we are coerced into paying for it through our taxes, and if we refuse to pay then something bad will happen to us?
Just as those who are forced to pay for mob protection, can we escape the requirement to pay for government protection? Can we opt out of the system by signing a form that says, “Dear Uncle Sam, I the undersigned am waiving my needs of your services, and from this point forward will be free of the obligation of supporting you and complying with your boundless rules and regulations.” Good luck with that is all I’ve got to say; let me know how that works out for you.
The mob, or mafia for those who prefer the unofficial name given organized crime, typically deals in areas of influence, prostitution, gambling, unions, and illegal drugs. They pay policemen, judges, and politicians even; or sometimes entrap them in situations where they can be blackmailed, to look the other way in regards to their activities, or go easy on them in courts of law.
But is our government that much different; really? Instead of defending the principles of those who established America as a free and independent country it now is an agent for those who exert political influence through campaign contributions and lobbyists; forsaking the liberty of those who originally established it. Special interests, be they banking or other corporations; such as the oil industry, the military industrial complex, or Big Pharma, exert far more influence over the policy and laws enacted by government than we, as citizens, do.
Government has become publicly accepted, institutionalized organized crime. Government itself is the syndicate, the apparatus by which the crimes against the people are carried out; while the two political parties are simply two opposing crime families seeking to gain control of the established infrastructure for their own evil purposes. The sad thing is, people show up at the polls every couple of years by the millions, voting for a cast of crooks that would put the real mob bosses to shame.
I know it may not matter to some, but what good has voting done to restore any of your rights or your liberty? All you’re doing is repeating the cycle of Republican/Democrat/Republican while government continues its steady march towards absolute despotism. Lysander Spooner wrote something a century and a half ago that perfectly describes the voting process in America today, and I’d like to share it with you now: In truth, in the case of individuals, their actual voting is not to be taken as proof of consent, even for the time being. On the contrary, it is to be considered that, without his consent having even been asked a man finds himself environed by a government that he cannot resist; a government that forces him to pay money, render service, and forego the exercise of many of his natural rights, under peril of weighty punishments. He sees, too, that other men practise this tyranny over him by the use of the ballot. He sees further, that, if he will but use the ballot himself, he has some chance of relieving himself from this tyranny of others, by subjecting them to his own. In short, he finds himself, without his consent, so situated that, if he use the ballot, he may become a master; if he does not use it, he must become a slave. Does that not describe the how and why behind how many vote; “I’m voting for this candidate to ensure that the ‘other’ candidate doesn’t get elected.” My God, if you could only hear yourselves and how ridiculous that argument sounds!
I want you to read something now, taken from retired Major General Smedley Butler, of the United States Marine Corps. Butler, at the time of his retirement was the most highly decorated Marine in history; for all intents and purposes a true American hero; a patriot who had served his country with honor and distinction. That should give credence to what Butler had to say about the years he spent in service to his country: I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.
So what, Butler was saying he was bigger mobster than Al Capone? But he was not the capo, he was just a soldier within the organization we call government; simply one who followed orders, carried out the policies of his superiors.
Therefore, three things can be surmised if you accept the premise I am proposing. The first is that government is organized crime by consent of the victims. Secondly, elections are the process by which the victims get to choose which crime family, (Republicans or Democrats), get to run the syndicate. Thirdly, that the impeachment process is comprised of career criminals bringing charges against a career criminal who did things the organization didn’t like; and in which the prosecutor, judges and jury consists of career criminals.
Which is why I brought up the whole constitution issue at the beginning; for if you don’t know what that document says are the powers of your system of government, then you will be voting from criminals who seek to pervert and expand those powers to your own detriment.
Furthermore, if you don’t even know what that document says, how can you be expected to know what its flaws are, or how it was brought into existence by fraud and deception; that its creators, (those men whose names are worshiped as being inspired by God Himself), sought to lay the groundwork for the criminal enterprise we have today.
As the true sovereigns in this country, we the people should seek to establish and maintain a system that provides justice for us all, and at the same time, secure and defend our individual rights and liberty; not one that benefits those who contribute the most to the campaign coffers of those seeking office; or those who control our nation’s monetary system; i.e. The FED.
Although he was referring specifically to the French government of the time, in 1850 Frederic Bastiat said something the perfectly describes OUR system of government today, “The law perverted! And the police powers of the state perverted along with it! The law, I say, not only turned from its proper purpose but made to follow an entirely contrary purpose! The law become the weapon of every kind of greed! Instead of checking crime, the law itself guilty of the evils it is supposed to punish!”
In a perfect world we would have law enforcement that sought to defend and protect our lives, our property, and our liberty against the likes of those who would seek to do us harm; either as individuals or as institutions, such as the mafia. However, when the institution of government becomes as guilty of perpetrating acts that threaten or deny us our lives, or property, and our basic liberty, then who can we turn to; and MUST we support that institution; even though opposing it may find us labeled as un-American, or unpatriotic?
When our lawmakers fail to heed the voices of those they represent, when law enforcement chooses to enforce the laws as handed down to them from on high instead of arresting those who write them due to their unconstitutionality, and when the court systems uphold those laws, only defense is the ultimate defense left to all free people’s – self defense.
We, that is you, me, the guy next door, and the folks who deliver your mail, must say, “I have had enough of your tyranny Uncle Sam, and I refuse to consent to and obey any more laws you hand down that deprive me of my right to life, property and liberty. I do not consent to your authority to enact such laws, and by your long history of abuses against me and my rights, I can only surmise that you intend to reduce me to abject servitude under your supreme will.
I, hereby, revoke my consent for your existence, and any efforts by you to impose your will upon me will be met with the force entitled to all free men in the defense of their life and their liberty.
As Captain John Parker, of the minutemen who showed up to square off against the British Redcoats at Lexington and Concord once said, ‘Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.'”
It all boils down to this; no matter how much force government can bring to bear against us to impose its will and enforce the laws it passes, its authority still rests in the concept of consent of the governed. If we remove that consent in sufficient numbers, government loses its authority. It can only exist so long as a sufficient number of the people still put their faith in it, and participate in choosing members to it.
One final quote and then I’ll wrap this all up in a nice tidy bow for you. In 1840 a Supreme Court Justice by the name of Abel Upshur wrote a short book on the Constitution in rebuttal to Joseph Story’s lengthy Commentaries on the Constitution. In that book Upshur writes, “So absolutely is the federal government dependent on the states for its existence at all times, that it may be absolutely dissolved, without the least violence, by the simple refusing of a part of the states to act. If, for example, a few states having a majority of the electoral votes, should refuse to appoint electors of president and vice president, there would be no constitutional executive, and the whole machinery of government would stop.”
Think about that for a minute. In the book Atlas Shrugged the fictional character John Galt said he would stop the motor of the world. Well we, acting united for a common cause, (liberty), have the power within us to stop the motor of government by revoking our consent for its authority, and by not participating in the choosing of which crime boss gets to become President. If 90% of the people in this country suddenly told Uncle Sam to go the hell, and take his tyrannical laws with him, what could government do about it? What, are they gonna arrest and kill us all? They need us to survive, much more than we need them. Without us who would work, who would pay the taxes that pay the interest upon our debt?
Can you imagine the panic that would be caused if employers across the country refused to withhold income tax from their employees? I imagine it would be the same kind of panic ole Abe Lincoln felt when 75% of his tax revenue vanished when the Southern States seceded from the Union in 1860.
Yeah, Lincoln took the country to war, and yeah, the Confederacy lost. But that was a regional war, with North fighting against South. Can you picture the people in all 50 States telling Uncle Sam to go fuck himself all at once? It is my belief that is why there is this dramatic increase in the attempts to disarm the American people; they know that people are wising up to their game; they know that the election of someone like Trump can only fool enough people to keep their crimes hidden for any length of time, and that eventually the people are going to want their heads on a platter.
So the powers that be, through the corporate branches of this crime syndicate, (the State Legislators), are attempting to do what Congress has been unable to do; take guns out of the hands of the American people before we can rise up and seek our own brand of justice; the kind that the patriots of 1776 sought when they rose up against their government.
America became a free and independent country not because the people voted, not because they bowed down and licked the boots of their oppressors; it became free because there were enough courageous men, who understood that liberty comes at a cost, who were willing to risk their very live to obtain that precious jewel.
Americans will never see liberty again, not so long as they are on their knees licking the boots of their oppressors. You must rise up and look them in the eye and say, “I am a free man and I will resist you and your tyranny with every ounce of my being.” If you cannot say that, you may as well buy some kneepads, for you’re going to need them.
You may bow down, you may swallow the propaganda and rhetoric being spoon fed to you across the spectrum of the government’s Ministry of Truth; it’s public schools and the mass media; but there are those of us who crave knowledge over lies and bullshit; and we grow weary of having our rights whittled away with, and accepted as being within the power of government to do.
We are those who go by the name of the Remnant, those who remember and defend the principles of those who sought their liberty in 1776. You may call us terrorists, radicals, extremists, unpatriotic, and threats to society, but we know who we are, and what we stand for, and whether in this life, or the one that follows, we will be vindicated. Truth is on our side, and whether or not you accept the truth will be upon YOUR shoulders when the time comes to give an accounting of your stewardship here on planet Earth.
We are those who Boetie wrote of when he said, “There are always a few, better endowed than others, who feel the weight of the yoke and cannot restrain themselves from attempting to shake it off: these are the men who never become tamed under subjection and who always — like Ulysses on land and sea, constantly seeking the smoke of his chimney — cannot prevent themselves from peering about for their natural privileges and from remembering their ancestors and their former ways. These are in fact the men who, possessed of clear minds and far-sighted spirit, are not satisfied, like the brutish mass, to see only what is at their feet, but rather look about them, behind and before, and even recall the things of the past in order to judge those of the future, and compare both with their present condition.
These are the ones who, having good minds of their own, have further trained them by study and learning. Even if liberty had entirely perished from the earth, such men would invent it. For them, slavery has no satisfactions, no matter how well disguised.”
You are they who bow down and lick the boots of their masters, or those who think politics and government is a futile waste of time. Well Plato once spoke of you as well, “The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.”
Let us regain that spirit which led our ancestors to rise up and shake off the tyranny of King George III; let us regain that love of liberty that led Patrick Henry to proclaim, “Give me liberty or give me death.” Let us remember what it means to be an American, or let America be wiped from the face of the Earth; for it is not worthy of the title.
As Boetie concluded his book with, “Let us therefore learn while there is yet time, let us learn to do good. Let us raise our eyes to Heaven for the sake of our honor, for the very love of virtue, or, to speak wisely, for the love and praise of God Almighty, who is the infallible witness of our deeds and the just judge of our faults. As for me, I truly believe I am right, since there is nothing so contrary to a generous and loving God as tyranny — I believe He has reserved, in a separate spot in Hell, some very special punishment for tyrants and their accomplices.”
And make no mistake about it, if you vote, if you support the system, or if you enforce or uphold the laws the system imposes upon us…YOU ARE AN ACCOMPLICE!