The second article on this blog outlines what the Law of This Land is based on; it’s the Declaration of Independence. For generations now the truth of that document has not been taught in our schools and as a result our nation is inhabited largely by people who may know of its existence but haven’t the foggiest idea what it contains or the meaning therein. They are not aware the remedy for all that is corrupt in this nation is contained in the first two and the last, paragraphs of that hallowed document.
In 1775 the colonists found themselves under the yoke of tyranny placed there by a King. Today we are under an increasingly intrusive tyranny of our own making. We looked the other way when our liberties were eroded, even stripped away. We paid no attention when our children were taught outright lies in the nation’s public school system for the purpose of political agenda. We sit idly by as Congress passes laws we know are unconstitutional and allow our most basic of unalienable rights, the freedom of speech, to be erased by the silliest of concepts, Political Correctness. We have become a nation of sheep but even sheep will become restless when the grass is gone and alarmed when they find themselves surrounded by wolves.
As I said above, the answer to America’s plight is in the Declaration of Independence. Our founders took great care to provide us with remedy should we ever find ourselves in another situation of absolute despotism in our leadership. That time has come.
The first two paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence (original spelling and capitalization):When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
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 to 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. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. --Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states.
So what exactly do those two paragraphs mean and how do they relate to the reality we find ourselves in today? The first paragraph tells us that when events which cause us to find ourselves as a people to be in distress and bondage we are instructed “as one people”, to remove the political bonds which place us in that state. We are told that when the Laws of God and nature are assaulted and we the people are as a result kept from them, that we are to effect a separation from the source which creates that disconnection.
We are told in the second paragraph that in the eyes of God, all men are created equal and that we are blessed by God with certain unalienable (no man can take them away), rights and among (not only those mentioned), them are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness and that government is created ONLY to secure these rights with limited powers given by the consent of the people to that end. This portion of the Declaration makes it clear that it is the DUTY, not the RIGHT of the people to throw off any government which has become corrupt with power to the point of prohibiting the people access to those unalienable rights which were bestowed by God and become once more, free. It further states that we as a people HOLD THESE TRUTHS TO BE SELF EVIDENT. In other words we, as intelligent people do recognize, without man’s interpretation that God has bestowed these rights at our conception and are not created by the human hand nor can they be removed by the same.
The last paragraph of the Declaration of Independence:
We, therefore, the representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name, and by the authority of the good people of these colonies, solemnly publish and declare, that these united colonies are, and of right ought to be free and independent states; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the state of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as free and independent states, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliances, establish commerce, and to do all other acts and things which independent states may of right do. And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.
By gathering together the founders had created one body in republic and with a strong reliance on Divine Providence (God's extraordinary intervention in the life of people), pledged one to the other their Lives, Fortunes and Sacred Honor. This is how our Republic was born and it is also how it must be restored.
I have said in prior articles that great damage can be done to a nation and its people when words are taken out of context or assigned new definition to fit an agenda. It is imperative to the understanding of our founding documents to have a firm grasp on the meaning of the words therein, as they were defined in the late 18th century.
To that end, the following words will be defined and used as they were at that time:
in republic; two or more united by firm agreement to be in common
Indigenous Power; strength, ability originating or occurring naturally in
Indigenous; originating, occurring naturally in
inhabitant; one that inhabits a place
Inherent; existing naturally within for the part of which it acts
inhabit; to be present or dwell inLocal People Assembly; people in common by right, convening in solemn assembly to make common law decisions
Republic Government; majority vote election of officers who exercise delegated surrogate power for the peopleRepublic; an established political will of a body of people in common exercising delegated surrogate power for the people
Sovereign Rights held by Indigenous Power; natural supreme authority belonging to; held by power of where it naturally originates from
Sovereign Rights; supreme power and truth naturally belonging toSovereign; a body vested with supreme power.
Once the Republic was established by the signing of the Declaration of Independence by those in republic with each other the decision had to be made as to how much of their Inherent Sovereign Rights held by Indigenous Power they would entrust to their Republican form of Governments; state Republics or the United States Constitution. The founders were fully aware that the more all those in a Republic manage their own affairs and practice and respect the Golden Rule, “Do Unto Others As You Would Have Others Do Unto You”, the less governing they would need to establish by a Constitution. That understanding is as true today as it was then.
It is the deliberate erosion of the understanding of the Golden Rule which has brought us to the precipice of destruction. There is a line from a movie, “The Day The Earth Stood Still”, spoken by Keannu Reeves which illustrates human nature…. “It’s on the precipice that we change”.
There is much to change in order to undo that which has been done to us but it must also be done by us. We must now choose as individuals to be “in republic” with one another by pledging our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor. It no longer matters for those who re-inhabit the Republic, what the corporations have done or what they will henceforth attempt to do as we are no longer under their control nor do we have to suffer their assault. They will collapse on their own and it is simply up to us to pick up the broken pieces of this nation and go forth to heal the people by love and education to form a people assembly with a firm reliance on Divine Providence just as our founders did so long ago.
IN GOD WE TRUST… once more has meaning as we follow the instructions we were given by the Declaration of Independence.