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For in reason, all government, without the consent of the governed, is the very definition of slavery.
— Jonathan Swift
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom. The subjection of individuals will increase amongst democratic nations, not only in the same proportion as their equality, but in the same proportion as their ignorance.
— Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America
Be You Sovereign…Or Be You Slave?
Oh how simple it was to subjugate the American people. All it took was for Americans to think that their government was honest and trustworthy and would not break their solemn oaths to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, so help them God. But the cold, hard truth is a government not held to that oath by the Consent of the Governed, is a government that will seek, by any means, absolute power. We have 5,000 years of human history to prove that a government, left to its own resources, will, in the end, completely subjugate all who fall under its reign, unless the people surround government’s power with significant limits.
The weapon of choice for the American federal government has been the passing of laws in open defiance of the Constitutional limits placed upon government. The mechanics of their weapon of choice was using our own fear, compassion and guilt against us; fear over government manufactured crises; irrational compassion that we must attend to the needs of the poor and infirm, even though there is no constitutional mandate to do so, and our own guilt to get us to comply with government demands. Their means of propagating their method of subjugation was by propaganda, hype, distortion and outright lies. It still goes on today with a vengeance. Government is out of control.
But there was one more weapon in their arsenal. They bought us off with our own money, such that just about every segment of the American society is taking a handout from their government. A handout from government is virtually the same as handcuffs on a criminal, because a handout comes with strings. Further, a man taking a handout is not likely to “bite” the hand that feeds him and those in government are acutely aware of that fact.
Once-free Americans have been lined up and conquered without a shot being fired, all because they assumed that government was honorable, honest and trustworthy. Any government is only as honorable, honest and trustworthy for as long as the people hold them in check.
The Constitution is only as good as the resolve of the people
So now we stand at a crossroads, not dissimilar to the crossroads presented to the people of the original Thirteen Colonies in 1776. The difference is we have a blueprint for freedom in place to hold government in check — a blueprint that came at a significant cost to not only the framers and those that fought and died to establish our freedom 234 years ago, but to all who gave their lives since then to preserve that blueprint. That blueprint is the US Constitution, but the Constitution is only as good as the resolve of the people to mandate that their government operate within that blueprint and stay within its limits. For the last 100 years or more, government has strayed far from its limits.
A Natural Right, undefended, is a lost Right.
That blueprint stated that all men are created equal and that all men are endowed with certain unalienable rights and those rights are natural rights, as a gift from our creator. As such, those natural rights cannot be whisked away at the whim of some tyrannical government. With that said however, a natural right, undefended, is a lost right.
Although you may think that you are safe inside your home and the bubble that is your world, you are anything but safe when a government, drunk with power, is allowed to roam freely through your life. The monster is at the door. It is time to declare, be you sovereign, or be you slave. If you choose comfort and security in place of liberty, you choose enslavement. If you choose freedom, because of the in-attention of most people in America that has preceded you, the job before you to preserve freedom in America is a daunting one and is not for the faint at heart. Summon your courage and confront the monster at the door. If you do not, the monster owns you.
Make a “Declaration of Individual Sovereignty” and then convey that Declaration, with a loud voice and in no uncertain terms, to those who think they rule you. Let us return to a time when government fears the people, and not the other way around.
For when government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is slavery.
– Thomas Jefferson
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