We Were Sold A Lemon

The history of America is a history of the battle between those who sought freedom and those who seek to deny people freedom; it is a constant and never ending fight; and if you truly love freedom you must constantly be on guard against those who would deny you your individual freedom, or liberty. History also teaches us that the moment we let down our guard is the moment tyrants get their foot in the door; and once that happens it’s always a downhill slide into the loss of liberty.

Take for instance those we call the Pilgrims, who made the journey across 3,200 miles of ocean to establish a colony in America; what would lead them to make such a treacherous and uncertain journey to a land where their future was so uncertain? You want the simple answer; freedom – religious freedom to be more precise. Those we call the Pilgrims had suffered religious persecution due to their faith and sough a haven away from those who had persecuted them; and they found that haven in America; even at the risk of death to themselves and their loved ones.

Fast forward about a century and a half and one might ask; why would men who had homes, businesses, families, and relative comfort and security risk their lives fighting against their own government; who had at its disposal the best equipped and trained military on the planet at the time? Again, the simple answer is freedom. Those we call our founding fathers saw the danger of allowing government to encroach upon their rights and liberty, even something as small as a tax upon tea or printed goods, and they resisted; for they knew that if they were to let these taxes go unopposed it would lead to further encroachments upon their rights and liberty.

The period we call the American Revolution began with an idea; that idea being that a system of government, (in this case a monarchy), felt it had the power and authority to bind its subjects in all cases whatsoever, and that idea was met by those who said, “No you can’t, and we will risk our lives to prevent that from ever happening.”

Some of the names of those men who risked it all to secure freedom for themselves, and for you, we are familiar with; some not so much. The names of Thomas Jefferson and George Washington are relatively familiar, and now they are the brunt of jokes on car ads on the day that celebrates what they did for us. What those men did was considered treason at the time; but as Patrick Henry so famously said, “If this be treason…make the most of it.”

Most people might be able to prattle off the names of maybe half a dozen of those we call our Founders; maybe Samuel and John Adams, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and Patrick Henry or Paul Revere. Let me ask you, do you think those 7 men were enough to defeat the might of the British Army? What about the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence; do you think they could have defeated the British all by themselves? Had they tried they would all have found themselves dangling at the end of a noose by sundown of the first day; and that would have been the end of the American Revolution.

No, the war for America’s independence was fought by common folk, just like you and I. However, these men had something in common that appears to be in short supply today; a love of liberty. Although the science of killing each other has grown dramatically since 1776, (with us being able to pilot drones from thousands of miles away, taking out enemy targets from inside an air conditioned cubicle), those who fought for our independence suffered hardships that would make many today pee in their pants and give up the cause so they could return to the comfort of their homes and their flat screen TV’s.

What they were fighting for is something that people across the span of time have forgotten; an idea or a belief that is found in the Declaration of Independence:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

If you consider yourself to be of the same stock as those who fought for this country’s independence, then those words should be chiseled in stone upon your heart, and they should be the guide that leads you in all your political discussions and decisions. If not, then maybe you’d be better suited to calling yourself a descendant of those who sided with the British during the Revolution – a Loyalist who supports and defends government no matter how tyrannical or oppressive it is.

In the film Inception, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, there is a subplot within the film about how he planted the germ of an idea into the mind of his wife that ultimately led to her committing suicide. Although suicide is the last thing that crosses my mind, I can relate to the idea that an idea can be planted into a person’s mind, and take years to grow if the soil upon which the seed was sewn is fertile enough.

I went through the same public indoctrination centers as a great many of my readers have; therefore there is no explanation for why I have this burning desire to seek out the truth, AND to defend God’s gift of liberty while so many around me are willing to sit back in comfort while their liberty is being stripped away from them – unless years ago a seed was planted in my mind that took close to 4 decades the germinate.

That seed is found in the following words, taken from Patrick Henry’s immortal speech given to the Second Virginia Convention on March 23, 1775, “It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace– but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”

The idea of a separation from Great Britain was not something that was taken lightly; they knew what they were up against, and the consequences should they fail. However, they knew that to continue on their current path of petitioning their government for a restoral of their rights was futile; that if they wanted freedom they were going to have to fight for it.

Oh, how I wish I had the words of a Patrick Henry, a Thomas Jefferson or a Thomas Paine to convince people that their current government is FAR WORSE than jolly old King George III could ever have dreamt of becoming!

This thing we call government did not just sprout up overnight, and it did not amass the power it holds in the same short time frame. So, if you truly love liberty then you may want to consider examining how this system of government came into existence, and how, once it became a viable entity, it immediately began assuming, (usurping), powers that were not among those promised to the people when the ratification debates were going on.

The education that people have received at the hands of the public school system, (or the lack thereof to be more accurate), is responsible for the vast majority of Americans not knowing the first thing about how their system of government came into existence, or what powers it was originally delegated with. I’ve been studying such things for nearly 2 decades now, and I have barely scratched the surface; just enough to expose the lies and reveal that there is a truth that has been hidden from me.

There is a line from the film The Matrix that applies to each and every one of us, “That you are a slave, Neo. Like everyone else you were born into bondage, Into a prison that you cannot taste or see or touch.” You don’t know this because your educators teach you according to the dictates of the system that keeps you enslaved. If you want to know the truth you’re going to have to abandon all that you have been taught and seek it out on your own; but you better hurry, because the truth is being erased and replaced by revisionist history designed to fit the narrative of those in power; George Orwell would be shocked to see his Ministry of Truth come to life right here in America!

Let me ask you something, and this question is even more relevant to those who think that we should call an Article 5 convention to fix our broken system of government, (and I don’t think for a minute it is broken; I think it is functioning exactly as it was designed to). That question is; What would you say, how would you react, if a convention was called to fix our system of government so that it better served the country, and the system they ended up proposing for your consideration was either Socialist or Communist?

Although there would be some in this country who would embrace such a system, most would be shocked at the fact that such a radical transformation was even being considered. Yet the system which was presented to the States in 1787 was no less radical in the changes it made to the existing system, and it is that system which today enslaves us all to it.

Aside from the name Patrick Henry, how many of you have ever heard of Luther Martin, Melancton Smith, Robert Yates, John Lansing, George Clinton, or James Winthrop? These were all very prominent and politically astute men who opposed the system which was presented to the people for their consideration in 1787. So why is it that so few people have even heard of them, let alone read any of their arguments against the proposed system of government written in 1787?

How many of you have ever read any of their writings? How many of you have sat down and read through the notes taken during the convention that produced the Constitution and actually thought about the drastic changes that were being considered? How many of you even know the structure and relationship between the government of 1787 and those who had created it; the States?

You don’t know these things because they aren’t taught to you in the government run indoctrination centers you call public schools. They aren’t taught to you because if they were it might cause you to doubt and lose faith in the system and the precious Constitution some claim was inspired by God; yet in truth was designed to be an engine which would grow to consume the rights and liberty of both the States and the people. If you had, then you’d realize that Patrick Henry spoke the truth when he said this about the proposed constitution, “Here is a revolution as radical as that which separated us from Great Britain.”

Can you explain to me the difference between a federal and a national form of government, and which one we have? Can you tell me which of the two forms we had prior to the ratification of the Constitution, and how the Constitution fundamentally altered that? If you cannot, then you are a subject who is allowed to vote in a rigged game where only those who will play by the system’s rules are allowed to run for office…and this includes Donald Trump. The last President to stand up to the system was JFK, and he got a bullet in the head for doing so back in 1963.

The idea that our rights and our liberty belongs to us as individuals and that nobody, no system can touch them or take them away from us is so foreign to most people that the concept might as well be written in ancient Greek. The idea that our central government was established to act upon the States, and not the people directly, is so outlandish that people scoff at those who even suggest such an outlandish thought.

Yet the truth is there, just waiting for you to seek it out. However, so long as people rely upon what they were taught in school to form their opinions and beliefs they will remain enslaved to this system; because ignorance is the system’s greatest weapon, and the truth is its worst enemy; which is why they seek to oppress it, and when that doesn’t work, they produce labels to assign to those who speak it: radical, extremist, domestic terrorist, un-American, unpatriotic are all labels that are assigned to anyone who speaks out against the system; anyone who proposes that we all have rights and that whenever government infringes upon those rights it is our right AND our duty to abolish that system of government.

Over the course of my 61 years of life I have watched with a growing sense of dread and unease how this system has systematically amassed more power for itself at the cost of my rights and liberty; all the while the people flock to the polls every couple of years and vote; thinking that their vote is going to change the course our government has chosen to take. I have also watched as the level of understanding of politics and government has been reduced to the point that the most people can handle are 30 second sound bites and catchy campaign slogans.

Critical thought and the willingness or ability to sift through reams of documents from our country’s past has gone the way of the dodo; to be replaced by a subservient populace who thinks government is there to provide for their every need and provide social justice. Those who speak the truth are shunned, insulted, and in some cases attacked by the indoctrinated; and those who have the guts to stand up for their rights and liberty are often gunned down by the system as if they were rabid dogs. If you don’t believe me, ask the Weaver’s, ask the Branch Davidians, ask the family of LaVoy Finicum, ask anyone who has stood up against the unlawful use of authority against their rights and liberty!

The root of all this is the Constitution itself, for without it this system would not have come into being. Yet just as people today have fallen for the expanding police state and constant surveillance of their private lives to keep them safe, many in 1787-89 fell for the fear that our country would splinter apart and die if the Constitution were not adopted. Fear got the best of them, and they adopted a system that was designed in such a way as to provide the government it created to amass far more power and authority than the few measly powers found in Article 1, Section 8.

Yet George Washington could not have taken his oath of office and then turned around and declared martial law; restricting all the rights and liberty of the people; that would have resulted in an immediate, and violent revolution against this new system. So they had to take things gradually, one step at a time. They have whittled away at our freedoms here, nibbled away at our liberty there, and encroached upon our rights over there; to the point where the liberty our ancestors fought for has all but vanished. But by God we can still vote! What a joke!

How many of you are familiar with the name Milton Sanford Mayer? Don’t feel bad if you don’t recognize that name, for up until a couple of days ago I’d never heard of him either. Yet Mayer once wrote something that I want you to pay particular attention to; something that describes what has happened in America today. So, without further ado, here are the words of Milton Sanford Mayer:

But the one great shocking occasion, when tens or hundreds or thousands will join with you, never comes. That’s the difficulty. If the last and worst act of the whole regime had come immediately after the first and smallest, thousands, yes, millions would have been sufficiently shocked—if, let us say, the gassing of the Jews in ’43 had come immediately after the ‘German Firm’ stickers on the windows of non-Jewish shops in ’33. But of course this isn’t the way it happens. In between come all the hundreds of little steps, some of them imperceptible, each of them preparing you not to be shocked by the next. Step C is not so much worse than Step B, and, if you did not make a stand at Step B, why should you at Step C? And so on to Step D.”

And one day, too late, your principles, if you were ever sensible of them, all rush in upon you. The burden of self-deception has grown too heavy, and some minor incident, in my case my little boy, hardly more than a baby, saying ‘Jewish swine,’ collapses it all at once, and you see that everything, everything, has changed and changed completely under your nose. The world you live in—your nation, your people—is not the world you were born in at all. The forms are all there, all untouched, all reassuring, the houses, the shops, the jobs, the mealtimes, the visits, the concerts, the cinema, the holidays. But the spirit, which you never noticed because you made the lifelong mistake of identifying it with the forms, is changed. Now you live in a world of hate and fear, and the people who hate and fear do not even know it themselves; when everyone is transformed, no one is transformed. Now you live in a system which rules without responsibility even to God. The system itself could not have intended this in the beginning, but in order to sustain itself it was compelled to go all the way.

Let me ask you something; do you believe we all have equal rights? Do you believe that our government is composed of men and women, and therefore we are as equal in our rights as they are? If so, then how can you justify the following:

-Government can classify documents pertaining to what it does, but is free to spy upon each and every one of us down to the minutest details of our private lives.

-We are expected to live within our means; only spending as much as we earn, yet government grants itself unlimited credit; amassing a debt that can NEVER be paid off.

-Government grants itself the right to own arms, and use those arms against us, the same arms it passes laws saying we are forbidden from owning.

-If I cannot take your money and give it to those who I feel deserve, or need it more than you without it being considered theft, how is it that government can do it under the name of benefits and subsidies?

The authority to do so is found in the Constitution, hidden between the lines due to the omission of certain words, and the inclusion of others; and it has taken me years to understand these things. Do you honestly believe that a civics class that barely covers the Constitution is going to teach these things to you; especially a civics class designed by the system to keep you enslaved to it?

In advance warning, I’m sorry about the use of language, but comedian George Carlin once perfectly described the system of indoctrination we undergo at the hands of our public ‘schools’, “I’ll tell you what they don’t want . . . they don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well informed, well educated people capable of critical thinking. They’re not interested in that . . . that doesn’t help them. That’s against their interests. That’s right. They don’t want people who are smart enough to sit around a kitchen table and think about how badly they’re getting fucked by a system that threw them overboard 30 fuckin’ years ago. They don’t want that. You know what they want? They want obedient workers . . . Obedient workers, people who are just smart enough to run the machines and do the paperwork.”

None of this could have happened, or at least it might not have happened so quickly, had the Constitution never been ratified; for it established this system, and therefore is to blame for all the evils found in our current system of government. For if a document establishing a system of government does not place ironclad restrictions upon the abuse of power by the government it establishes, provide ample and enforceable restrictions upon that government’s ability to infringe upon the rights of those it governs, then that system is unworthy to exist for a people who claim to love liberty and cherish their rights.

The other day I offered a proposition on Facebook, one which I only got a few responses to from over 84 friends. The proposition was taken from Lysander Spooner’s book No Treason: The Constitution of No Authority, and states, “If any considerable number of the people believe the Constitution to be good, why do they not sign it themselves, and make laws for, and administer them upon, each other; leaving all other persons (who do not interfere with them) in peace?”

How would YOU feel if such a proposition were provided to the people of this country, and which choice would you make? Would you sign the document and submit to the authority of the government it established or would you retain your freedom and independence, so long as you did not violate the rights of others? I know which choice I’d make, and I’d be among the minority; I’d choose Option B.

But that option is not available to us, and I’ll tell you why. For the system to exist it needs people to consent to its authority; people it can then exploit and exert its authority over. If too many people chose to severe the ties that bound them to it, the system would wither and die; primarily due to the fact that its revenue stream would vanish; leaving it bereft of the power to tax and spend money indiscriminately; which is why Abraham Lincoln could not allow the Southern States to form their own Union; he needed the taxes provided by the South to fund his government, and that is why close to a million people died and the entire Southern economy and infrastructure was destroyed. The system will do whatever it takes to ensure its own survival, even at the cost of the lives it supposedly represents. That should tell you all you need to know about the system you so willingly support and defend!

Folks, you were sold a lemon; both in regards to your education regarding this system we live under, and in regards to the high esteem given those who created it. They knew exactly what they were doing, and there were those who warned of their evil intent and the dangers posed by the proposed system. But just as how we have accepted numerous violations upon our most sacred rights to keep us safe from terrorism, the people chose this system to keep the Union intact and provide a more energetic form of government that could provide for the needs of a burgeoning American Empire.

Like I said, it all boils down to the choice to either adopt or reject the proposed Constitution; one path led to liberty and the other to tyranny and oppression. The people chose the latter, and the government we have today is the direct result of that choice.

Spooner was right, whether you choose to accept it or not, “But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain – that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case it is unfit to exist.”

And if I had my way I would burn the document to ashes and tear down the system it established. But hey, I’m just a radical who doesn’t know shit compared to all you ‘educated’ people; so why should anyone listen to what I have to say?

About Br'er Rabbit

I'm just one person out of millions of others. The only thing different about me is that I don't walk around with my head up my ass.
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