Social engineers are trying to dilute the rights specified in the original Bill of Rights by creating and feeding a sense of entitlement in the people. This has resulted in a nebulous, ever expanding definition of rights, i.e., the right to a college education, health care, and the list goes on to include the right to never be offended. The rights this post calls citizens to stand up for are those specified in the Bill of Rights. It’s important to remember that the thirteen colonies refused to ratify the Constitution without the first ten amendments that codify the Bill of Rights.
Education and health care are essential components of a prosperous, moral society, but they should be provided by the people’s sense of enlightened self interest as described in the post titled Morals, Ethics, and the Role of Government in a Capitalist Economy.
This website is based on three self evident truths: 1) The Creator has endowed all people with certain unalienable rights. 2) There will always be people who want to restrict the free exercise of those rights and impose a dictatorship. 3) Divide and conquer is the primary strategy used by those seeking dictatorial rule.
America’s left vs. right political paradigm is a prime example of divide and conquer. Both sides lie and their respective media fan the flames of division, meanwhile, corrupt power brokers usurp the people’s right to representation. This process is clearly illustrated in the post, Obamacare, The Big Lie.
Left, right and center media each contain fragments of truth but never connect the dots. This is a propaganda technique called compartmentalization. It’s used to create factions that facilitate a divide and conquer agenda. Their modus operandi is to create order out of chaos, i.e., create chaos nationally and globally then use the chaos as a pretext to implement authoritarian policies. Possible solutions are suggested throughout this website, but I recommend starting with those presented in Fast and Furious, Guns, and Safe Schools.
The Declaration of Independence states that our rights come from the Creator, not government. Unfortunately, today’s political leaders only pay lip service to unalienable rights while working together to establish a dictatorial regime. In the past, bipartisan leaders acknowledged God as the source of our rights. JFK said “our rights do not come from the generosity of government, but from the hand of God.” Ronald Reagan encouraged Americans to “renew our faith and hope” as “we are a nation under God”.
George Washington added “so help me God” to his inaugural speech. During Lincoln’s 760 word (second) inaugural speech, he mentioned God’s name 14 times. Thomas Jefferson said the following in the Declaration of Independence:
“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 institute new Government….”
The self evident truths described in the Declaration of Independence are based on the concept of natural law. Like the laws of physics, natural law is established by observing the natural world. So by observing the natural world, America’s founders concluded that all men are created equal and endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights.
In the book of Romans, the apostle Paul says we can know truth by observing the natural world. Paul said our ungodly behavior is without excuse because the existence of God is demonstrated by creation. Romans 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness, 19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. 20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.
The apostle Paul expands on the concept of natural law, i.e., self evident truth, in Romans 2:14-15. Paul was talking about God’s law given to the Jews, and Gentiles who obey God’s law even though it was not given to them. Romans 2:14 For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: 15 Which shew the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another.
The liberty described in America’s founding documents is a moral concept, so this liberty only exists within a moral framework. God gave humanity a moral framework in the ten commandments and teachings of Jesus Christ. The last six commandments establish fundamental rights of the individual, which are summed up in Jesus commandment to love your neighbor as yourself. The ten commandments provides a moral framework producing limited governments that promote liberty because individuals who subject themselves to God’s law, do not need heavy handed government to control them.
In the Bible, Romans 13 says ruling authorities (governments) are ordained by God to be a force for good. In America’s Constitutional Republic, private citizens (we the people) are the ruling authority, and they elect public servants to represent their interests. When our God given rights are infringed upon, it’s the citizens duty to stand up for their rights.
Even the apostle Paul took a stand for his rights as a Roman citizen. Because Paul asserted his rights, he was able to present the gospel to governors, kings, and the Roman emperor. Paul, a Jew, had spent years starting churches throughout the Roman empire. When he returned to Jerusalem, which was under Roman control, he was considered a traitor by Jews who rejected Jesus Christ. The Jews tried to kill Paul so Roman authorities intervened and arrested Paul for causing a riot.
Claudius Lysias was chief captain of the Roman army in Jerusalem. He ordered his men to beat and interrogate Paul, but Paul asserted his rights as a Roman citizen, which dramatically changed his situation.
Acts 22: 24-30 The chief captain commanded him to be brought into the castle, and bade that he should be examined by scourging; that he might know wherefore they cried so against him. 25 And as they bound him with thongs, Paul said unto the centurion that stood by, Is it lawful for you to scourge a man that is a Roman [citizen], and uncondemned?
26 When the centurion heard that, he went and told the chief captain, saying, Take heed what thou doest: for this man is a Roman [citizen]. 27 Then the chief captain came, and said unto him, Tell me, art thou a Roman? He said, Yea. 28 And the chief captain answered, With a great sum obtained I this freedom. And Paul said, But I was free born.
29 Then straightway they departed from him which should have examined him: and the chief captain also was afraid, after he knew that he was a Roman [citizen], and because he had bound him. 30 On the morrow, because he would have known the certainty wherefore he was accused of the Jews, he loosed him from his bands, and commanded the [Jewish] chief priests and all their council to appear, and brought Paul down, and set him before them.
Paul defended himself before the Roman authorities and Jewish council but the Jews plotted to kill Paul. A young man warned the Roman captain of the plot to kill Paul, so the captain moved Paul from Jerusalem to Caesarea to appear before the Roman governor.
Acts 23: 22-30 So the chief captain then let the young man depart, and charged him, See thou tell no man that thou hast shewed these things to me. 23 And he called unto him two centurions, saying, Make ready two hundred soldiers to go to Caesarea, and horsemen threescore and ten, and spearmen two hundred, at the third hour of the night; 24 And provide them beasts, that they may set Paul on, and bring him safe unto Felix the governor.
25 And he wrote a letter after this manner: 26 Claudius Lysias unto the most excellent governor Felix sendeth greeting. 27 This man was taken of the Jews, and should have been killed of them: then came I with an army, and rescued him, having understood that he was a Roman [citizen] 28 And when I would have known the cause wherefore they accused him, I brought him forth into their council: 29 Whom I perceived to be accused of questions of their law, but to have nothing laid to his charge worthy of death or of bonds. 30 And when it was told me how that the Jews laid wait for the man, I sent straightway to thee, and gave commandment to his accusers also to say before thee what they had against him. Farewell.
Because Paul asserted his rights as a Roman citizen, he appeared before Roman governors, King Agrippa and the Roman emperor. Every time Paul defended himself before the authorities, he was sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ and advancing the kingdom of God. Eventually, the Roman emperor beheaded Paul for sedition because he would not renounce Christ as King over all, including Caesar.
Paul spent the last two years in Rome under house arrest. Acts 28:30-31 And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house, and received all that came in unto him, 31 Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him. Like Paul, American citizens must stand up for their Bill of Rights, which are ordained by God to be a force for good in the world. However, our Bill of Rights do not include equality of income or outcome, but rather, equality before the law.
Ultimately, it’s the truth that sets us free, and the truth is a person, Jesus Christ. Only Christ can free us from the shame, guilt, fear and condemnation resulting from sin. John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man comes to the Father but by me. John 8:36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. If you want to experience the freedom that can only be found in Christ, check out the post Bible verses to remember. If you do not believe that God exists, you will find convincing evidence to the contrary at science disproves evolution.
Some say the U.S. was founded on racist principles. But our founding documents are based on Judeo-Christian principles and principles of democracy and representative government that originated in ancient Greece and Rome. The inspirational principles expressed in our founding documents led to the abolition of slavery, the civil rights movement, and women’s right to vote. America’s founding principles are timeless, so their relevance is not diminished by the passage of time, technology, or the current culture of corruption.
In William Federer’s book titled America’s God and Country, he documents references to God in the original charters of the colonies, State Constitutions, and other historical documents. His work proves that Christian values were an integral part of American government, and they are the moral foundation making limited government possible. We must restore the framers intent regarding the first amendment, i.e., freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.
The Creator endowed all human beings with unalienable rights. However, tyrannical governments can restrict the exercise of those rights, but whether slave or free, we still retain our unalienable rights. So as stated in the Declaration of Independence, people create governments for the purpose of securing their rights. All governments have adopted universally accepted notions of morality, i.e., they have laws prohibiting murder, theft, etc., but keeping corruption in check is an ongoing challenge. So the role of government is to provide and enforce a moral framework that secures the unalienable rights of its citizens.
Legitimate representative government is based on the informed consent of the governed. But both political parties use spin, a.k.a. fraud, to misinform, divide and disenfranchise otherwise engaged citizens. This allows a small group of lobbyists and politicians to manufacture a false consent and implement illegitimate policies harmful to America. Then the same group of deceptive insiders blame misinformed citizens for the problems facing our nation.
Citizens are fed an endless diet of bipartisan finger pointing, whereby politicians and lobbyists are not accountable for their actions. It’s a bipartisan scheme to subvert the rule of law by circumventing Constitutional checks and balances. America’s founders recognized the ongoing threat of tyranny, so the Declaration of Independence establishes the right of citizens to abolish governments that fail to secure their unalienable rights.
Bipartisan leaders work together to chip away at our unalienable rights. Republicans used national security issues to implement the Patriot Act, Homeland Security, and warrantless wiretapping. Democrats use social and environmental issues to continually increase government control over citizens. They’re like tag team wrestlers, so no matter which party is in power, our freedoms are slowly being eroded. Some say you can’t fight city hall, but that notion is spread by those who want citizens to give up their rights without a fight.
We admire sports teams who fight to the very end, even if the game appears lost. Citizens must adopt the same attitude when fighting for unalienable rights. A never give up attitude enabled Dr. Martin Luther King and his followers to achieve victory. The founders ended the Declaration of Independence with these words: “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”. They understood the price of freedom, and if we want to preserve the rights they fought and died for, we must make a commitment to organize and stand up for our rights.
In order to understand the challenges facing representative governments around the world, current events must be viewed in a historical context, i.e., there have always been, and always will be, corrupt elites who want to enslave the people. And, since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, industrial economies have dominated the global economy because manufacturing generates enormous wealth in the form of jobs, technology and investment.
Bipartisan leaders and their “private” sector cronies prefer dictatorship to representative government so they’ve partnered with China’s communist regime. By moving much of America’s manufacturing base to China under the guise of free trade, US leaders are subsidizing a totalitarian economic model and selling off the U.S. economy to foreign governments. The objective of bipartisan leaders is to create a global economy dominated by totalitarian regimes, a.k.a. globalization. The Wall Street Journal article “China’s Superior Economic Model”, demonstrates that many US leaders favor China’s totalitarian economic model.
Presidents Bush and Obama have told college students they’re competing with Chinese workers. But working conditions in Chinese factories are slave like, so how can Americans compete with China without first becoming slaves? China’s Vice President Xi describes the US/China relationship as a cooperative partnership, and partners don’t compete, they work together to achieve common goals, like bringing China’s totalitarian model to America.
Fortunately, when tyranny occurs we can look to the past for encouragement. For example, many colonists felt defeating the British Empire was an impossible task. But before the collapse of every dictatorship, the oppressed thought it would never end, and after the collapse of every dictatorship, they wondered how it lasted as long as it did.
Media propaganda is a serious threat to the unalienable rights of citizens. It’s used to manufacture a false consent, therefore the powers exercised by our government are unjust and illegitimate. Without propaganda, Hitler could not have convinced German citizens to follow him into hell, and propaganda, i.e., the fraudulent left/right narrative, is more sophisticated than ever. Left, right and center media each contain fragments of truth but never connect the dots. This propaganda technique is called compartmentalization. It’s used to create factions that facilitate a divide and conquer agenda.
If citizens want to know where the tyrants have buried the bodies, i.e., the corpse of America’s prosperous Republic, look behind issues the left-right media agree on. A prime example is globalization and free trade. Fareed Zakaria has a Sunday show on CNN, which most people consider leftist. Fareed does a segment each week called “What in the World?“, which recently covered the topic of globalization. Like right wing media, Fareed extolled the virtues of free trade and globalization, and said the Great Depression was exacerbated by the implementation of protectionist trade polices (tariffs). But as usual, the facts about free trade and globalization don’t fit the fraudulent media narrative.
Now Obama is calling for fast track trade authority to implement a new “free” trade agreement, the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). The following text and next two paragraph are from the previous link. What’s wrong with fast track? For most of the past 200 years, Congress negotiated trade policy and wrote the laws to oversee trade, as required in the Constitution’s Commerce Clause. This power was first transferred to the Executive Office when Nixon was granted Fast Track in 1974 as part of his consolidation of presidential power. Fast Track expired in 2007
As far as President Obama is concerned, the TPP is entering the home stretch. All he needs now is for Congress to vote to grant him Fast Track, also known as Trade Promotion Authority, and it’s a done deal. Fast Track would allow the President to sign the TPP before it goes to Congress. Members of Congress would then have a short time period to hold an up or down vote and would be prohibited from making amendments. Without Fast Track, which was used to pass NAFTA and the World Trade Organization (WTO), it is unlikely that the TPP could be signed into law.
The Obama administration has been negotiating the TPP in secret for more than three years. Unlike past trade agreements, the text of the TPP is classified and members of Congress have restricted access to it. If they do read the text, they are not allowed to copy it or discuss any specifics of it. However, more than 600 corporate advisers have direct access to the text on their computers. The secretive negotiations creating the TPP are a threat to representative government and a usurpation of citizens rights.
Throughout this website, you’ll find information from both sides of the media and political debate. I’m a conservative, but getting the whole truth requires connecting the bits of truth that exist on both sides of the left/right debate.
There’s quite a bit of information overlap in the various posts because the different topics are all related. And repeating facts establishes a baseline of information that counters media spin.
Corrupt elites use media to divide and conquer because they know the pen and keyboard are mightier than the sword. So the purpose of this website is to connect the dots, arm citizens with accurate information, and create a united citizenry.
Thank you for your interest in the challenges facing our nation. Albert Einstein said “The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them and do nothing”. Stand up for your rights, i.e., use em or lose em!