After decades of people trying to convince our present corporate governments and the bureaucracy that supports them to obey their oaths and stop attacking our natural rights peacefully, we’re facing imminent ruin today. I’ve seen over a million people assemble peacefully in the District of Columbia, filling the mall with a sea of humanity demanding that government obey the Constitution and respect their rights… to no avail. In fact, that city benefits enormously from such demonstrations since all those people eat at restaurants, buy their gas, sleep at their hotels, drink at their bars and pubs, and justify overtime pay for law enforcement. Seems the more Washington pisses us off the more that cesspool of a city state prospers… isn’t it time we change our tactics as a people?
10,000 armed people standing before your City Hall, county commissioners, or State capital building, demanding the removal of oath breaking criminals is much more effective against tyrants than more “peaceful” demonstrations. Tyrants and the bureaucracy that supports them love unarmed citizens, since they’re no real threat against them. Occasionally the oligarchy will throw the crowd a bone but overall nothing changes until the people force it like the founding generation discovered over two centuries ago.
We need a revival in America similar to the Great Awakening that energized the revolutionary pulpit and the American people. Our people need to re-acquaint themselves with the Creator that endowed them with their unalienable rights and once again embrace the principles that formed the American republic; they’re important enough to fight and die for.
All of my adult life, I’ve watched one peaceful attempt after another to reign in government with the same result. Isn’t it time for the American people to return to their rebellious beginnings and exercise their options spelled out in the second paragraph of 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.”
This generation knows little or nothing of the sacrifice and dedication of the founding generation; the corporate public school system has made sure of that because such knowledge is dangerous to their tenuous grip on power in America. It is up to the previous generations that are still with us to lead by example and show them just how important liberty is to the world.
“the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. it is it’s natural manure.” – Thomas Jefferson, from a letter to William Stephens Smith, Paris, August 30, 1787.
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