Tuesday, July 16, 2013
We gave Them our Consent...
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. ~ Declaration of Independence
Please read the words, do not just skim because you have already read them before.
I underlined and bolded the section most pertinent to this column today.
We have given our consent.
Swallow that pill - it is bitter and it sucks. But if you are lying to yourself, now is the time to stop.
We gave our consent, and we continue to give our consent, to some extent, every single day.
I think that Restoration - whether to the Constitution as written and intended, or to a place of Liberty that existed between the Constitution and Declaration - can only happen once you and I and every Patriot accepts full, absolute and unequivocal responsibility for our current state of affairs. The fault lies at our feet. And once we accept that Hard Truth, we can listen to Mr. Jefferson and the words he wrote above, and morally do the Hard Things that will be required to accomplish Restoration.
Before you begin to argue about responsibility: Yes, Bad People have been gaming the system for many generations before you and I were born. Yes, you and I have worked hard and provided for ourselves and never taken Government money that we did not earn (Vets - you EARNED your pay and benefits). Yes, our fathers, grandfathers, and even theirs, could and should have strangled this tyranny in the cradle.
But they didn't do it.
Now it is you, me and our posterity who face eternal tyranny unless we kill it.
How do I dare charge you - and myself - with responsibility for cleaning up this mess and routing the Tyrants from our midst - by any f'n means necessary?
Holly and I spent this past weekend with Mr. & Mrs. X, as I have said elsewhere. Also, as I have said elsewhere, over dinner conversation Mr. X reminded me of Edmund Burke: All that is necessary for Evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing.
If you are a Good Man or Woman, it is time to stand up and Kill the Evil in our midst.
You have a moral obligation to do something.
Not every one of my readers will agree that a moral obligation exists - we'll agree to disagree. I do not think a single one of my readers would stand idly by and watch a woman be raped. In my Moral Code, I can extrapolate a physical rape in front of my eyes to the same Evil that has captured so many People in our midst - they all have to go, folks.
How they go, by choice or by force or by facing their fellow Countrymen for Crimes against Humanity and Treason, is currently their choice. Soon, their options will be limited.
Can I make a convincing argument that current politicians, their voters, their supporters and their enforcers are committing Crimes against Humanity and Treason? Yes. I have handled the Treason part ad nauseum on this blog and my Kerodin.com columns, and my first book. Crimes against Humanity is an easy reach from there.
Evil can never be completely eradicated from the Human animal. But I will refer you to Colonel Cooper on this one: The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles.”
Rifles alone are NOT THE ANSWER. Make no mistake. Our Founders did not rely upon only the Rifleman, the Militiaman, the Minuteman. Every Colony set up a political structure and voted-in their Leaders, openly in challenge to the system the King demanded. Pamphleteers never quite fighting. It was NOT all about picking up a rifle then, and that can't be the answer today.
A polygonal battle space requires a polygonal solution.
Folks, better, more moral, more righteous, and more able men have walked this planet than me. They secured Liberty for a brief moment in the Human experience, and many better men than I have devoted their lives to Restoring that Liberty. Many have died in this pursuit.
It is my time to try - and by God I will give it all I've got.
It is time to stand up and be counted - for you and for me.
It is time to face Evil, and if it refuses to yield, it is time to make it submit, or kill it.
What say you, Patriots?
Posted by K at 11:00 AM