September 22nd, 2008
“The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite.” – James Madison, “Federalist No. 45,” Jan. 26, 1788
Last week, with the blessing of Bush and most of the U.S. Congress, the robber banker barons threw gasoline onto a bonfire. The financial Mt. Vesuvius hasn’t blown yet, but it will, and what was done last week and most likely through today, will be horrific. America has crossed the Rubicon.
Rage continues to build across this country with good reason. It was building back in October, 2003, when I wrote my column, It’s All Over Grab the Muskets. Change comes one city, one town, one county at a time. If you don’t try, the bad guys win by default. Great success has come from groups and organizations all over this country on issues like Agenda 21 because all politics are local. We have two levels of government: federal and state. If the states of the Union do not step up to the plate come January and repel the destruction of their sovereignty by the federal machine, they will become nothing more than occupied territories.
The citizens of the states: Your time has come to either step up to the plate or submit to human bondage. I know that millions of caring, decent Americans are trying to fight this leviathan monster out of Washington, DC., but as time has shown, between a completely broken judicial system, rotten career politicians and ignorant, uninformed, disinterested and special interest group voters, we are losing ground. As we continue to see the shredding of the Bill of Rights, Americans are becoming more afraid of the federal government. Take this 13:23 minute video. Watch it. What you see are Americans who have invested time and money into making a short film because they see the real time danger facing this republic by a growing police state under the guise of “for our own good” agencies like the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Americans continue to see the brutality out there by paramiliarized law enforcement against we the people for exercising peaceful assembly. Years ago, I brought to readers attention the treason by darling of FAUX News, Oliver North:
“1987: Then U.S. Attorney General William French Smith blew the whistle on a fairly low ranking Marine officer by the name of Oliver North. According to Smith, Lt. Col. Oliver North directly helped draft a plan in 1984 to impose martial law in the United States in the event of an emergency. This secret plan would suspend the U.S. Constitution and turn over control of the government to the little known agency at that time: FEMA. This plan would appoint military commanders to run state and local governments. Implementation of this plan would have been triggered by violent and wise spread internal dissent, disagreement with government policy or national opposition to any U.S. military invasion abroad. Essentially, it amounted to a complete and total suspension of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights.”
As we all saw with Katrina, the military was brought in and the inalienable rights of the American people were simply stomped on. In the same link above, I brought your attention to a look into the future regarding military control of the civilian population:
The next real war we fight is likely to be on American soil.
Our civilian-military face-off (November 30, 1997)
“One startling quote in this article is from Admiral Stanley Arthur, Commander of U.S. naval forces during the Gulf War, where he says, “Today the armed forces are no longer representative of the people they serve. More and more, enlisted as well as officers are beginning to feel they are special, better than the society they serve.”
“When you turn to page two of this story, the headlines read, “Bill of Rights no obstacle for the Corps.” Another disturbing quote jumps out at you, “Because of the rising potential for civil disobedience within the inner cities it is ‘inevitable’ the U.S. military will be employed more often within American borders.”… Why the concern that there is a potential for civil disobedience by Americans? Where did this come from? …..
“Further into this shocking story: “…Major Reeves notes, when faced with violating doctrine or violating the law, some Marines chose the latter course and detained suspects and conducted warrant less searches. Indeed, with characteristic Marine Corps bluntness, the major states that, “in interviews with Marine officers involved in domestic peacekeeping missions with officers responsible for articulating the Marine Corps’ policy on domestic peacekeeping, it became apparent to the author that Marines took whatever action was necessary. At times, these actions required Marines to violate U.S. law.
“Similarly, Marine Capt. Guy Miner reported in the Gazette that Marine intelligence units were initially worried by the need to collect intelligence on U.S. citizens, which would violate a 1981 Executive Order, but that “this inhibition was quickly overcome….” And to chill you even further, “To enable the Marines to execute these new domestic missions in the same way that they do abroad, Major Reeves calls for major alternations in U.S. laws. “Experience from the Los Angeles riots,” he warns, “demonstrated the need to grant U.S. Marine forces the legal right to detain vehicles and suspects, conduct arrests, searches and seizures in order to accomplish the peacekeeping mission.”
Go ahead, print out the newspaper and read it. If this doesn’t give you the daytime version of pavor nocturnus, then you don’t grasp the severity of the problem. We are seeing more and more domestic spying on Americans, no knock searches killing innocent people, warrant less searches on flimsy probably cause and ‘civilian check points’ on our roads and highways. The misnamed ‘Patriot Act’ continues to be abused by federal dragoons. This is NOT the America thousands spilled their blood for on the battle fields during the Revolutionary War.
In my last column, I once again covered the National ID and it’s real purpose. Coming on the heels of this massive financial melt down that will only get WORSE going into next year, consider this headline:
“3rd Infantry’s 1st BCT trains for a new dwell-time mission. Helping ‘people at home’ may become a permanent part of the active Army.
“They may be called upon to help with civil unrest and crowd control or to deal with potentially horrific scenarios such as massive poisoning and chaos in response to a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosive, or CBRNE, attack.”
It all sounds quite innocent with the mission of “helping” Americans. Just like Katrina. Benevolent mother government. Until you remember the plan Oliver North drew up and the previously mentioned blue print for the Marines to inject themselves into the civilian sector. All triggered by “violent and wise spread internal dissent, disagreement with government policy or national opposition to any U.S. military invasion abroad” or “rising potential for civil disobedience within the inner cities it is ‘inevitable’ the U.S. military will be employed more often within American borders.”
A substantial number of Americans believe this is a gross misuse of our military under The Posse Comitatus Act, a United States federal law (18 U.S.C. § 1385) passed on June 16, 1878, prohibiting most members of the federal uniformed services (the Army, Air Force, and State National Guard forces when such are called into federal service) from exercising nominally state law enforcement police or peace officer powers that maintain “law and order” on non-federal property (states, their counties and municipal divisions). In other words, the PCA limited to a great degree the powers of the federal government to use active military for law enforcement.
There have been more laws enacted by Congress over the years explicitly allowing the military to be used in certain domestic scenarios. Legal hawks say the most significant is the ‘Military Support for Civilian Law Enforcement Agencies Act of 1981 (“MSCLEA”), the purpose of which is to allow the exchange of information and services between military and law enforcement “when necessary” to protect the people and interests of the United States.
Major Craig T. Trebilcock, U.S. Army Reserve, penned a paper titled, ‘The Myth of Posse Comitatus‘, in October 2000, where he said: “Is the Posse Comitatus Act totally without meaning today? No, it remains a deterrent to prevent the unauthorized deployment of troops at the local level in response to what is purely a civilian law enforcement matter.”
Really? Did you forget New Orleans and WACO, Major Trebilcock? His paper was a justification for use of military within the states of the Union for “domestic terrorism.”
It is far too easy for these types of laws to end up being used against the civilian population as evidenced by the rise of Adolph Hitler. For an excellent overview of how Hitler took power, mirroring what we have seen the past seven years, see here.
As I said earlier, the rage has been growing exponentially over the past two decades as government becomes more oppressive and now with these monstrous bail outs, looting and pillaging we the people until we end up in rags, the people are really getting steamed:
Mad as hell – taxpayers lash out
We asked you what you had to say about the bailout, and we heard you loud and clear: ‘No way!’
“NO NO NO. Not just no, but HELL NO,” writes Richard, a reader from Anchorage, Alaska. “This is robbery pure and simple,” Anna from Denver posted on CNNMoney.com’s TalkBack blog this weekend. “It’s our money! Let these companies die,” added Claudio from Plainville, Conn.” For part two click below.
However, as Congressman Ron Paul pointed out in an interview September 19, 2008, this bail out won’t be the last. As a matter of fact, brace yourself: it looks like you and I will also be bailing out foreign banks! Oh, yeah, they’ll do it, you just watch. And, here come the lawsuits! Don’t worry, they’ll happen here soon.
As conditions worsen, any mass disruption would finish off the economy. We are a productive people, but our prosperity and freedom can only thrive under a free enterprise system, not Fascism or communism. Any major disruption to commerce in this country by angry mobs because of the continued financial catastrophe staring us in the face will be met with brute force. It is an ugly picture.
Congress and the U.S. Constitution were given life by the states who were guaranteed a republican form of government under Art. IV, section 4. Over the decades the states have allowed themselves to become nothing more than door mats to a dangerous, centralized government, forfeiting their rights under the Tenth Amendment:
“Another not unimportant consideration is that the powers of the general government will be, and indeed must be, principally employed upon external objects, such as war, peace, negotiations with foreign powers and foreign commerce. In its internal operations it can touch but few objects, except to introduce regulations beneficial to the commerce, intercourse and other relations, between the states, and to lay taxes for the common good. The powers of the states, on the other hand, extend to all objects, which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, and liberties, and property of the people, and the internal order, improvement and prosperity of the state.” –Joseph Story, associate justice, U.S. Supreme Court, Commentaries on the Constitution, 1833
The state legislatures must stop this federal intrusion under the guise of “fighting the war on terrorism.” Dr. Edwin Vieira’s brilliant writings on the constitutional militia under the control of the states is the real homeland security that must be reconstituted, not active military deployed within the states of the Union.
The state legislatures must stand up and denounce the fraud of the Seventeenth Amendment. There is no other way to get rid of these self-righteous crooks in the U.S. Senate like Levin, McCain, Biden, Feinstein, Schumer, Clinton and all the rest. What an ignorant, dumbed down population does at the ballot box is finished off by the machines and scanners to ensure the desired outcome. The job of the U.S. Senate is trade and their decisions have KILLED off a productive nation that no longer even produces what we need for survival, not to mention the loss of millions of good paying jobs. The job of the U.S. Senate is affirming federal judges and justices of the U.S. Supreme Court. A massive failure by that body for a hundred years. The list goes on. If you are unfamiliar with this issue, please take the time over lunch, coffee or this weekend to read these important columns:
The unconstitutional Federal Department of Education is nothing more than a massive waste of money whose agenda is total control of the indoctrination of America’s children into becoming global citizens while drowning them in filth. The states must kick them out since Congress refuses to abolish this unnecessary cabinet.
Another monstrous waste of money is the unconstitutional Federal Environmental Protection Agency. Another layer of government that is completely unnecessary and must be abolished. All states of the Union have their own and one size does NOT fit all.
The feds continue to shove unfunded mandates down the throats of the states who seem content to put up it with few exceptions. This financial earthquake is going to continue and the states, already cash strapped from mismanagement and federal mandates, are going to find themselves insolvent:
“Fewer housing permits, falling car sales and fewer jobs in the construction sector helped blow away $529 million in expected future state tax collections, top state revenue forecasters said Thursday. The new quarterly forecast, issued by the Office of the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council in Olympia, sets up a potential $3.2 billion budget shortfall in 2009.”
It will gather water like a giant tsunami. Mark my words.
Well, here I am. Another election cycle asking Americans to do the same thing I’ve asked the past ten elections. Perhaps the people are finally ready to back up ‘Enough is enough.’ If the people are silent now, prepare to be fitted for your chains. Americans must do as the fabulous folks in Tennessee did back in June, 2000. They got in the face of their legislature: “NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Police cars blockaded Tennessee state Capitol entrances and troopers patrolled legislative hallways this week as the state legislature found itself under siege by thousands of angry taxpayers upset at a plan to implement a state income tax.”
And, they won: NASHVILLE, Tenn. — “Ending one of the longest legislative sessions in state history, the Tennessee legislature temporarily sealed the fate of hard-fought efforts to implement a state income tax after weeks of vocal anti-tax protests by thousands of Tennesseans. Before adjourning the session Wednesday, the legislature overrode Gov. Don Sundquist’s veto of the state budget, just 60 hours before a possible state government shutdown.”
Members of the state legislatures are up for reelection. There are a lot of good legislators out there, but they are out numbered by the rotten political animals who care nothing about the U.S. Constitution or their own state constitutions. Between now and November 4th, all of these candidates and incumbents from sheriffs to mayors to the state house will be out campaigning, participating in debates and those all important town hall meetings. 95% of all state legislators, senators and reps, do not care what you want nor are they afraid of we the people — except in the great State of Tennessee when THOUSANDS came out and told them NO.
You are not alone. There are millions of Americans just like you who are fed up. They realize we are being reduced to a third world country and being forced into poverty while the elites rape and pillage this country. How do you do this? Call talk radio in your area and let everyone know when your state legislator will be attending any function from dinners to town hall meetings to debates. Let them know if you have a constitutional group in the area, where you’re going to meet to prepare to attend all these functions. Call your area Constitution Party or Republican Party and go to their meetings. Try to get them to join in these events. These are American issues, not political party squabbles.
Town Hall meetings are deliberately held during the day when people are working, but a fair number are held at night. This is where our retirees and folks on flexible schedules must step forward. Get someone to do a flyer to pass out. If your group puts together a good one on the issues, I’ll post it in my columns and on my web site so people can use it in their state.
Those who make the most noise get heard. Got that? Three people showing up to politely grill a candidate or incumbent won’t make a difference, but 300 or 3000 will send a very clear message, just like those great Tenesseans. Just like the 10,000 marched who marched in one city in Sweden on September 20, 2008, against globalization. Go on line or call your state rep and senator and ask them for a schedule of appearances. It’s easy and keep the pressure on right up the election.
This is YOUR opportunity to become part of the solution. This is YOUR opportunity to demand the state legislatures (1) reconstitute the constitutional militias because our very survival depends on it. If you are unfamiliar with this critical issue, you can listen to Dr. Vieira on audio here; (2) Seventeenth Amendment challenge; (3) no military on our streets for any reason; (4) NO more sanctuary cities. ALL illegal aliens, regardless of age, must be rounded up and deported; (5) any issues that are germane for your state and get rid of all unconstitutional laws on the books. We don’t need thousands of new laws, we need to get rid of the bad ones and enforce the constitutional ones for a limited form of republican government.
America is crying out for leadership. There is plenty in this country, we just have to get you all connected together, i.e., gun organizations, veterans groups, parents groups — you name it. This is our country and we have to fight for it because the clock is ticking. Our children and grand children have NO future if we don’t force our state legislatures and Congress to return to constitutional government.
If you’re a student in college, put a poster up on every bulletin board authorized. Pass them out at lunch or breaks. Tune out the distractions, cancel the fishing trip or ball game. Use the Internet to look up groups in your area. Use key words like constitutional meetings or citizens for constitutional government or Ron Paul meet up groups. They’re organized in the thousands. Call your friends and like minded individuals who all know ten people who know ten people. Spread the word over the back yard fence, around the water cooler, at the dog show or NASCAR races. When you attend these events you will meet more people and our power will grow. Our forces will multiply many times over. Organize your groups for more than one event scheduled on the same night.
When Bill Clinton was to attend a private fund raiser over in the SF Bay Area, ‘soccer moms with a brain’ got the address and showed up with kids in strollers and signs that said, “Sexual predator coming to the neighborhood.” Clinton skipped the event. We the people must go out in full force between now and November 4th. Silence is not an option. Then, in January, we the people must crank it up when the state legislatures begin their new sessions. NO MORE BUSINESS AS USUAL. THIS IS GOING TO BE YOUR AGENDA AND YOU WORK FOR US.
I will help you all I can with my columns to get the word out. Forget the next election or 2012. Our destiny is now. We are at the crossroads and only by putting fear of the people back into these public servants will we get them to respond. Not with violence, but with numbers. We must do this because none of us want to see societal breakdown. It will lead to chaos and give the shadow government the excuse they need to bring down the hammer.
Listen and don’t kill the messengers!