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Thursday, November 29, 2012

III Congress Philosophy

The Declaration of Independence (DoI) is the singular document that best embodies the ideals and values of the American people alive at the time it was drafted.

The Constitution and accompanying Bill of Rights (BoR) is the document that puts the ideals of the DoI into action in the real world.  As you know the BoR is inseparable from the Constitution.  They are inseparable.  The first ten Amendments are not open to the Amendment process of the Constitution.

The Constitution, essentially, explains what Federal Government may do on behalf of the governed.

The Bill of Rights explains what the Federal Government may never do to the people.

I personally hold that because of the Supremacy Clause, the BoR is untouchable by State law as well.

These documents are not the source of our Liberty, they merely acknowledge our Liberty.

Here is the meat of this brief history lesson: The Constitution with the attending BoR are nothing but the embodiment of the ideals set forth in the Declaration of Independence.

The generation of men who wrote the Declaration fought and won our independence.  Then they sat down and tried as best as they could, to put the rubber (Declaration) to the road (Constitution.)

The paper means nothing.

The ideals embodied in those papers mean everything.

If you can't bring yourself to swear an oath to support and defend, against all enemies foreign and domestic, the ideals represented in the Constitution and BoR, regardless of how you may parse your explanation in your mind, stay off my flanks.

Yes, I hear you: But Kerodin, you do not have that same requirement for the Redoubt!  Hypocrite!

Correct, I do not have the same requirement for the Redoubt.  My requirement for the redoubt is even bigger.  Every resident in the Redoubt will swear to observe Rightful Liberty.  Let's face facts, if you are living a life of Rightful Liberty, you are not going to step on any Constitutional toes.

By the way: I will invest some time and energy and my cash to get this started.  If I do not get people picking up the rope and helping to pull at least as much as the Patriots who are working on the Redoubt projects, I'll walk away and never look back.  I have no use for wasting any time.

The reason I will not be part of the III Congress without an oath to the Constitution is several-fold.

First: The III Congress is a public venture designed to facilitate the ability for the awakened to work together, and to bring new new Patriots into the fold.  The language of the overwhelming majority of Patriots is the Constitution, period.  AoC and any other drivel is Greek to them (and bad Greek, at that.)  I don't care if you don't believe me, go to a gunshow, stand on a table with a megaphone and announce "Fuck the Constitution, I have a better plan!"  Then see what happens.  Opening dialogue ain't gonna happen.  Do the same thing at a NASCAR event.  VFW.  Tupperware party.

Anyone who thinks the American people will ever be governed by any document other than the Constitution, short of a Marxist victory, is batshit crazy.  Even our closet-Marxists must maintain the illusion of the legitimacy of the Constitution.

Two: The Constitution is meant to be a real-world vehicle for putting the ideals of the DoI into play in the real world.  It isn't perfect.  It requires a moral population to work.  And more importantly, it requires a moral people to do maintenance and dig a ditch for the Bad People who will ALWAYS try to pervert it.  We can get rid enough immoral/amoral dead weight to make it function again.

Three: Those documents, DoI, BoR and Constitution, were written by very special men in a very special time in history.  It was a "Perfect Storm". It can't be improved upon today.  I promise you this: Any group of men or women who enter a building with the intent and the "Authority" to re-write our Constitution will earn my attention and I'll burn it to the fucking ground.

No group of men alive today has the intellectual power, the world experience and the emotional prudence to match the men in Philadelphia.

Four: The III Congress is a public endeavor that will, eventually, earn the cameras.  I am NOT the right guy to be the face of this, but once again it seems I'm the only guy stupid enough to take point.  So, when the cameras light up, you'll just have to live with the fallout.  But one thing I will NOT do is stand and talk, or be part of any group, that mocks or denigrates the document that 98% of Americans consider the moral governing legitimacy for the country - even if those people don't have a clue what it says or what it means.

Finally: I believe in the Constitution, as written and intended.  I believe that if Americans abided the ideals embodied in the original, we'd have ZERO problems in this country today.  I believe anyone actively working to replace the Constitution is actively working against Liberty - not necessarily in the philosophical sense, but in the real world, because people simply will not listen to an anti-Constitution message.

I believe when the time is right, we'll be able to rid ourselves of the Marxists.  We'll be able to rid ourselves of sufficient FSA.  And I know in my heart this country will never Balkanize the way so many of the "...anything but the Constitution..." crowd pray for every night.  There will be no secessions in my lifetime.

And you fucking brain-dead Souls who claim women become chattel and slavery is re-instituted if we Restore the Constitution, please go eat a fucking bullet.  You are far too stupid to breed.

Pete (CA), Grenadier, and a few others in that crowd mean nothing but the best.  They are good men.  They mean to help Liberty.  Their methodology is something I can't swallow.  Some in their midst are simply idiots, no need to name them, you already know the names.  Yes, I know I'm going to get blamed for "fracturing the Movement" again.  But let's face facts, folks - we are NOT all on the same team.  We DO NOT all want the same outcome.  Get your heads out of your kumbaya arses and be realistic. 

"But we should all work together, we all want the same thing!"  If you believe that, the Special Ed bus is waiting for you.

When it comes to Constitutionalists and anti-Constitutionalists, working together is counterproductive to Restoration.  They will not subscribe to the documents written by our Founders and Framers that embody the very ideals the Anti-Constitutionalists claim to support.  You do the arithmetic.

We stand apart.



  1. It is a mistake to divorce the DoI from the Constitution/BoR. It takes all three to put everything into proper context. That is something which the power brokers and their media mouthpieces have worked hard to do, including the "CONNEDservative" shills like Glenn Beck and Bill O'Reilly.

    "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."

    Damn straight.

  2. And maybe an honorable mention for the Declaration passed July 6, 1775...

    "In our own native land, in defence of the freedom that is our birth-right, and which we ever enjoyed till the late violation of it; for the protection of our property, acquired solely by the honest industry of our forefathers and ourselves, against violence actually offered, we have taken up arms. We shall lay them down when hostilities shall cease on the part of the aggressors, and all danger of their being renewed shall be removed, and not before."

    1. And another honorable mention for the Mecklenburg Declaration, issued 20 May 1775 by delegates of the militia companies of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, assembled in response to events at Lexington and Concord:

      "2. Resolved, That we the citizens of Mecklenburg County, do hereby dissolve the political bands which have connected us to the Mother Country, and hereby absolve ourselves from all allegiance to the British Crown, and abjure all political connection, contract, or association, with that Nation, who have wantonly trampled on our rights and liberties and inhumanly shed the innocent blood of American patriots at Lexington.

      3. Resolved, That we do hereby declare ourselves a free and independent people, are, and of right ought to be, a sovereign and self-governing Association, under the control of no power other than that of our God and the General Government of the Congress; to the maintenance of which independence, we solemnly pledge to each other, our mutual cooperation, our lives, our fortunes, and our most sacred honor.

      [... regardless of the continuing debate over authenticity of the original text vs newspaper publications in the early 19th century ...]

      Best Regards,
      (in the NC woods)

  3. this may sound corny or cliche' but a man's word ought to be his bond... a spoken Oath is the iteration of that intended bond... whether here in New England or in Idaho or East Nofreakinwhere, i would want to know that whomever has my 6 has made that commitment as i will have already done... in my mind, it's about demonstration of moral character... for me, it's a simple issue and if i may take a bit of liberty: Ps 107:2a "Let the redeemed of the LORD say so," 1Ch 16:36b "...And all the people said, Amen, and praised the LORD." the concept was taught and expected by our Lord... the Oath is necessary.

  4. I'll do this as a post later, but I would like to recommend a book that I've read several times: "Our Politically Incorrect Founding Fathers".
    If you want to learn about the Fathers, their intent and the Constitution, this is the book for you.

  5. Sir, you make the claim: "The first ten Amendments are not open to the Amendment process of the Constitution."

    I believe that statement is incorrect. The body of the Constitution and all subsequent amendments are subject to modification by the amendment process.

    By way of specific example: consider the effect of the 14th Amendment upon the 10th Amendment. Powers not enumerated in the body of the Constitution, clearly reserved to the States by the 10th Amendment, are subsequently constrained / infringed / usurped by the 'nationalization of citizenship' and 'equal protection' language of the 14th Amendment.

    Best Regards,
    (in the NC woods)

    1. Hans: Your comment deserves a post. Please don't take it as a personal rebuke - your mistake is very, very common in America, by design of Bad People.



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