March 21, 2014 | 2nd Amendment, Civil Liberties, Constitution, General, Sovereignty
They hunt in packs. They are not stealth. They come growling, snarling, and ready to tear into the prey.
They can run for miles, upon miles. If you can run twenty, they will run twenty-one. If you can go fifty, they will go fifty-one.
Their pursuit is endless. No prey can outlast them. They are the greatest hunters in the world as they are absolutely relentless.
Dog-sled trainers will run dogs for One Hundred Twenty Miles in the morning, and then do it again in the afternoon for an astounding Two Hundred Forty Miles in a day. The dogs are restricted only by the fact that the trainers are exhausted.
They are legendary as hunters because no prey can match their ability to command the field through pure stamina and resilience. If you stop they will pounce. If you continue on exhaustion will eventually set in, but the outcome was determined the moment you were targeted as the prey. They are nameless predators who survive outside the realm of society.
Predators and prey also exist in society, but the predator need not hunt or chase for the prey is the willing victim. Politicians lure the prey with tidbits such as welfare, and they destroy the prey with fallacies such as “terrorism”, “security”, “democracy”, “immunity”, “judicial fiat”, and “compelling interest”.
Politics is a different sphere, but it is no less as vicious an environment as the woods and jungles where the predator feasts on the carcass of the vanquished. In the dark world of politics the predators have names such as Bloomberg, Soros, Schumer, Sweeney, Buono, Feinstein, Brady, Dees, and Obama.
The difference between the two breeds of predators is that the dog’s nature compels it to hunt to survive in the wild, but in the home it is a devoted servant to its master. The political predator seeks to undo the master and make it the servant to its illegitimate acts, and perverse desires.
The K-9 in the wild depends on its cunning, and stamina. The politician depends on its prey’s willingness to be duped, and its shallow character, which always shows to be week, dependent, ignorant, or ambivalent.
The United States formed under the Declaration of Independence, its first legal document. The wording outlined the basis for this original and forward thinking nation as one of the People, by the People, and for the People. As Madison wrote in Federalist 78 “There is no position which depends on clearer principles, than that every act of a delegated authority, contrary to the tenor of the commission under which it is exercised, is void. *** To deny this, would be to affirm, that the deputy is greater than his principal; that the servant is above his master; that the representatives of the people are superior to the people themselves; that men acting by virtue of powers, may do not only what their powers do not authorize, but what they forbid.”
The idea of this Republican form of government was that all power would derive from the hands of the People with whom sovereignty would remain. So the structure of limited powers granted to the federal government were set out in the Constitution to which the individual states swore allegiance.
The states themselves created their own documents that essentially detailed the rights of the People, and the guidelines for checks and balances that would inhibit, and halt the encroachment upon the liberty of the People. The country developed as a nation wherein we recognized that we “are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights” *** “That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just power from the consent of the governed” and it is our right and duty to “alter or abolish” that government encroaching on our freedom.
The concept of the People being sovereign seems to be almost impossible for people to understand. Perhaps its been weeded out of our national mindset? Maybe we’ve simply abdicated our duty to maintain our rightful place in the rule of law?
Our entire structure of law is based on basic principles, but we are barraged with nonsense about the legislature having to do this or do that. We want, and should be electing legislators who sit back and say, our rule of law is clear, I cannot vote for such a law as it is not within my authority, and it infringes upon your rights. You have the power to prosecute so you may bring your complaint to the Grand Jury whose duty it is to investigate such matters.
Using these simple principles all the laws that are unnecessarily created would not come into existence or interfere with the execution of justice. More importantly, the People have the proper venue for remedy and relief from which no one is immune.
Pointless laws aimed at the erosion of rights, and the eventual destruction of liberty is prevented when the People enforce their rule and keep the government in check. But as the character of man suggests, we grow ambivalent, lazy, and perhaps even envious of the fact that our neighbor does not conform to our own political agenda.
At the outset this nation was blessed with a group of men who were forward thinking. They established offices under the control of the People designed to thwart the often-unlawful acts of government, The Grand Jury, The Jury, and the Militia are bulwarks against encroachment upon our freedom.
Each of those offices was steeped in a history dating back to the Magna Charta. There was no question about their duty, and what actions they needed to take. In our system of law, where sovereignty remains with the People, the Jury can nullify the law, and the Militia is the only constitutional body “being necessary to the security of a free State”. There are no other law enforcement agencies spoken of in either the state or federal Constitutions at the outset. It is our foundation that defines the rule of law, not interpretations, or the constant barrage of laws that are legislated into existence.
Today the courts have restricted, and corrupted both the Grand and Petit juries. Our own ignorance, laziness, and I dare say stupidity have destroyed the tools we had to maintain a free state.
The Supreme Court tells us that a right can be regulated, and instead of demanding that the members of that court be impeached and tried as felons we cower in a corner and re-elect the same representatives who should be protecting our rights from judicial tyranny.
The judicial system has sold us out to those who seek ultimate power. Read the Bill of Rights. How many of those rights have been diminished so that they represent a shadow of what they were meant to be?
However, I can’t lay the blame exclusively on the legal profession because if we are unwilling to do the simplest of tasks, such as taking the time to read and understand what the law of the land actually entails, we have no one to blame but ourselves. We are our own worst enemy.
We bow and kneel to those claiming authority over us. We don’t challenge, we submit. When rights are in question, we are willing to accept whatever the court hands us with little or no resistance. We act as if we were never born with the instinct to survive, to protect, and defend our family and friends. Almost everything we do is contrary to the natural instincts that are built into our genetic structure. In our current condition, we disavow the noble accolades described by our Founders, “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal”.
If we continue to act in such a fashion in this political climate the rights of the People will continue to evaporate. A court decision here, a rule made by an unconstitutional agency there, and our children will be looking at a society that will be brutal. There will be no rights, but rather privileges that the state grants. Our children will be slaves to a ruling class and they will have no recourse left to them except to endure, or worse fight a battle for freedom when they have almost no chance of success.
I am a proponent of revitalizing the Militia as is clearly shown in law across the national spectrum of constitutionality. It is not about pretending that I’ve made a militia group, but rather about petitioning the government to abide by the law under Article 1, Section 8, and whatever the corresponding section of your state Constitution may be.
I am not about violence, but I recognize that violence is all around us in the form of unconstitutional agencies brandishing guns, and ignoring the oath of office. However, if we’ve become so stupid as to not even exam the law as I’ve stated, there will be one course of action left to our children, those who’ve not been duped into believing that servitude in the normal state of humanity.
What I see in the political landscape today are relentless hunters slowly but surely diminishing our rights. They can move slowly without any fear that the prey might turn on them because, as in the wild, the prey knows two things, escape or death. Humans don’t seem to be able to grasp these simple concepts.
A warrantless search today, a 10 round magazine tomorrow, a trial wherein the judge improperly instructs the jury, and tomorrow we have thugs breaking down our doors, no guns to protect with, and no fair trials to defend ourselves.
The relentless hunter will continue unabated because in his mind he has the stamina, but not only the stamina, he also has the willingness of the prey to lie down when the time comes, and be devoured.