America was built on the desire of the People, also known as Patriots, to separate themselves from the Kingdom of Great Britain, a government that our Founding Fathers said exhibited “absolute tyranny” over the colonial states. In their Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, the writers stated what constitutes tyranny (cruel and oppressive rule of law) in 29 points of reference.
In their efforts to break away from the rule of Great Britain, patriots fought and paid with their lives in the American Revolution, so that future generations would not suffer from such cruelty. With an intention to create a “decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind” an agreement was made between man and government in the form of a Constitution.
They agreed on certain truths to be “self-evident” calling them “unalienable Rights” and “among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” In the Articles and Sections that ensued in the Constitution, our Founding Fathers developed three branches of governance; the Executive, Judicial and Legislative branches operating to “establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.”
The first ten amendments to the Constitution (the Bill of Rights) were ratified effective December 15, 1791. These amendments were enacted to ensure individual rights. Referencing John Locke, an English philosopher and physician who said natural rights are inherent to all individuals and that each individual is free and equal in the state of nature, James Madison writes:
“I believe that the great mass of the people who opposed [the Constitution], disliked it because it did not contain effectual provision against encroachments on particular rights, and those safeguards which they have been long accustomed to have interposed between them and the magistrate who exercised the sovereign power: nor ought we to consider them safe, while a great number of our fellow citizens think these securities necessary.”
Today, judges, politicians, legislators, and officials who are supposed to abide by the Constitution by oath, are instead implementing their own standards, own rules, own ideas, selfishly motivated by power, money and corruption.
Democrats and Republicans alike have misconstrued, beat on, ignored, ridiculed, and reinterpreted the full meaning of the Constitution, to the point where the People are not self-governed anymore.
We are a People controlled and manipulated by a mass, money marketing institution that operates like the gulag instead of the way it was intended – a social contract based on equal rights and fair laws.
We mercilessly kill innocent babies in the womb. We destroy families by removing children in the name of child protection. We drop bombs on countries because they are different from us. The state incarcerates individuals at their own whim. We have removed God from the public arena, when God is on our side.
We are restricted from using our own natural resources, firearms, property, and so on. Pick your “government” vice — we probably do that too even though we are not supposed to.
Surely, there is a deep-seated problem with political parties, huge bureaucracies and multiple levels of government agencies, all doing the same so-called job. We are the world’s police, we have too many laws, too many taxes, too much law enforcement, too many jails and a parroting and controlled media hoodwinking the public to believe everything is copasetic, when it is not.
The government via tax payer dollars is growing and growing while the People get smaller and smaller. Our individual rights are non-existent unless we live in a cave. The Bill of Rights is being chipped away with each day, paving the way for a despotic system of national and statewide control of its citizens. It is a situation we never wanted to imagine in our lifetime, but a situation needing our attention, nonetheless.
The Declaration of Independence says that “Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.” The People are so comfortable they sleep like sitting ducks at a hunting ground, while the despots continue to corrupt us. Will we permit American principles of individual liberty to cease to exist, or are we going to do something about it?
It will take masses of courageous patriots to be smart and unwavering, prepared for the unlikely or inevitable situation of “cruel and oppressive rule of law”. Thanks to God, our Founding Fathers gave us an open door to defend the Constitution even if that means we the People declare war against the government that has enslaved us.
“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 is a call for freedom because when our rights disappear, America disappears too. We want action on the part of our elected officials to stop the injustice, the pain, the lawlessness. We act by our steady watch, by our prayers, by our vote – locally and nationally. If we know laws oppose freedom, we say something, we expose by banding together peacefully. We need whistle-blowers and courageous individuals to speak out and be heard. When injustice occurs, our voices are our strength.
We are America, land of the free, home of the brave. Let’s keep it that way.
“The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it”. – Albert Einstein