December 22, 2014 | Constitution, Founders, Founding Documents, Sovereignty
On December 20th two New York City policemen were assassinated in Brooklyn. They were shot and killed by a man that may be a Muslim convert, may be a member of the Black Guerrilla Family prison gang, one of many who were placed on psychotropic drugs, or just a man with malice in his heart.
What we do know for sure is that two policemen Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were killed in the line of duty. However, like so many other mysteries left unanswered, we the good People of this nation will be kept in the dark.
As with the Sandy Hook school shooting that took place in Newtown this latest incident may also find its way to the “national security” folder, and we will know nothing more than the fact that two men died, and left others to mourn.
As I rode home that day with a few friends, I heard the words coming from the back seat of the car that two New York City policemen had been shot dead. I felt as if my heart had stopped for a brief moment until I remembered that my youngest son, a New York City policeman was off duty. I relaxed briefly until I became cognizant of the fact that while I would not be the one notified of the tragedy, there would be other families hit with an unfathomable sorrow.
I imagined for a moment that the little boy I raised to manhood was gone. The child turned to adult that served his country and then joined the NYPD would not be there to see his son grow, my grandson would not witness the gleam in his father’s eyes, and I would no longer experience the whimsical of the son who made me laugh and kept me going when life was too rough to tolerate.
On this day, I can’t give the families of these two men any relief, but I can continue the fight to stop the corruption that plagues our nation, has turned it to a dying society, and has taken the lives of so many good men.
As I’ve recently stated in the article “Eric Garner”, “The blood flows first from the ballot box”. We are all of us responsible for the untimely death of officers Ramos and Liu. Why should I take the blame you ask?
In the year 1776 men and women of stout hearts and minds took up a cause that would reshape the world. Our Forefathers declared themselves to be “free and independent” people, and “absolved from all allegiance” to a tyrant. They went on to form the base and instruction for a new nation in our first legal document, “A Declaration”.
While our history is blemished with many wrongs, it is also the documentation of a struggle that continues to this day. There are several falsehoods written into the history books, but the clear and concise words of A Declaration, and the Constitution are not open for debate. If we are to give credence to the erroneous, and sometimes the outright lies regarding the rule of law and how this nation was molded into a unique society, then we will forever be at odds with liberty and justice.
If we subscribe to the idea that a few men and women can interpret the law as they, or their political bosses see fit to suit their agenda, then we are all too willing to sacrifice the freedom of our posterity in order to validate our shameful ignorance.
Let us first recognize the fact that we’ve put aside the inherent power of the People as stated in the Bill of Rights, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
This takes a moment of explanation, not in the clearly stated wording of the amendment, but in the failure of the mind to place together all the thoughts, words, arguments, and goals written into the U.S. Constitution, the state constitutions, and A Declaration. None of these are separate or independent of each other. They must be read in the entire context of all law, and that, which was to be understood by the common man.
We cannot take it to mean that the state posses powers above the citizen that were not clearly enumerated. This would fly in the face of the stated fact that “Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed”. It would void the power of the People to protect themselves, invalidate the authority of the instruments that define our power to nullify unjust and unwarranted laws that render the public toothless in their ability to maintain “a free state”.
Above all, those of us who survive and understand this crisis must put into perspective all that we see unfold before us. There sits in the White House a man so devoid of moral fortitude that he cannot abide any truth. He speaks with a serpents tongue, and confidently tells us that he is an open, and honest man.
We have legislatures, from the congress to the states that obviously conspire to erode the principles of this Republic. They teach our children that this is a democracy wherein the majority may lay waste the liberty of the minority, or that we can steal from our neighbor at the point of a gun, and call it lawful and just. Anything, and everything is at risk in such a society.
All this time “Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace — but there is no peace” as should be obvious even to those who see only through rose colored glasses. “The war is actually begun! The next gale *** will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms!” The police will face the citizen, and what we fear most will be upon us. All along the elite we continue to elect will hide behind the vulnerable chests of the very people they detest as expendable pawns.
I am not so inclined to give up the fight that I stop making comment on the inane testaments of those who render powers to the bureaucracy, or lavish the servant with a multiple of accolades for infringing on my unalienable rights to “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness”.
I cannot consent to any form of government that proclaims powers over me, or my community. If you choose to do so then “go home from us in peace. We seek neither your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen. Cast that lot upon yourself and those who subscribe to slavery. Leave the rest of us alone.”
As I write this there are nervous families sitting at home while their fathers, mothers, brothers, daughters, and children don their uniforms and go to the streets to perform a function that is out of character with the ideals of a nation founded in fundamental liberty. They do so for a number of reasons, but they do so with the false notion that the government can rule thereby condoning the idea “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;”
They do so because they’ve been taught this is the way of the world. They do so, hopefully out of a sense of community, but make no mistake that police are a tool in a struggle for power. If you tell a man he has an authority he will use it, and in many cases it will be abused. It is the nature of things. It is who we are and why Patrick Henry fought desperately for a Bill of Rights, using every tool at his command.
When a policeman hands you a ticket, he is not aware that he has no authority to do so except that, which dishonest men and women in the legislatures, and those wearing black robes have illegitimately granted. It is not debatable, but it is certainly a plot so diabolical that even given the facts, the majority will deny it at the cost of their own, and their children’s freedom. It is a subject of being duped for so long, and so completely that it becomes a matter of pride to maintain the ignorance.
The police have taken the job that we have denied. We leave them with a burden that they could not possibly bear given the fact of their small numbers. As with all the dirty jobs it is but one or two who will rise to the occasion, but rest assured it will be the many who will protest and cry foul when the few execute the rule with which we have foolishly entangled society.
As with Eric Garner, Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were murdered by our ambivalence, ignorance, greed, bigotry, hatred, and any other superlative that you wish to place upon the fact that it is we the People who’ve failed to “maintain a free state” as clearly enumerated in law.
Stop listening to the talking heads, the men in suits, the instigators, liars, and usurpers. We have an obligation and a duty to preserve freedom, and prosperity for those who come after us.
Our duty now to Ramos and Liu is to guarantee that we will look upon their families as our own community. That we will pass to their grieving families what our Forefathers passed to us; a free and vibrant society, unencumbered by power brokers, and their tools in the legislatures and courts.