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Feb 11, 2016 — by: Dennis Linthicum
Categories: Culture, Economy, Regulations, Natural Resources, Politics

CreatedequalThe idea of government in America had a glorious beginning. America’s foundational concept was that men, by right, ought to be free. Self-governance was the goal. Centralized forms of government should be pre-determined and limited. The original 13 colonies developed a compact to serve certain, specified national interests.

The main interest of that federal compact was to secure individual rights. The rights of the individual are foundational, eternal and set the stage for our nation’s premiere document–The Declaration of Independence.

These rights are self-evident endowments from our Creator. They carry enormous weight because all men are created equal. Five unalienable rights are identified:

  • Life,
  • Liberty
  • the Pursuit of Happiness
  • the Right of the People to alter or to abolish a faulty or failed system, and
  • the Right to institute new Government, laying its foundation… in such form, as to …most likely effect their Safety and Happiness.

Our founders weren’t suggesting that governments should be done and undone like disposable diapers. They were aware that mankind is, “more disposed to suffer… than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.”

Yet, this is where we find ourselves. We are suffering under the weight of the modern Leviathan, 1)  because we have slowly become accustom to government controls and 2)  because many people profit from the corruption pulsating throughout the system.

Our original American designs have been transmogrified from institutions that were engineered to secure our rights and ensure our freedoms. Now they have become organizations that demand our strictest obedience and compliance with what is acceptable to the so-called “majority.”

This follows the same technique that was used by Lenin in the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution. At the time, in Russia, there were many factions seeking government power and control. One group was the Russian Social Democratic Workers' Party, which was a Marxist organization. It was a small party and it was split amongst two competing subgroups: the Mensheviks (“minority”) and the Bolsheviks (“majority”).

The Bolsheviks actually represented the “minority” because they were the smaller of the two factions. They successfully acquired the name “majority” after an internal party-wide campaign to acquire the name.

The Bolsheviks represented the small faction led by Lenin. Lenin successfully used this “minority” to organize his violent and revolutionary opposition to the czarist government. They propagandized, campaigned and used violence to spawn factions among the populace and they created enormous divisions across regional boundaries.

Oregon_map-2Across our nation we can witness, daily, these same destructive tendencies that fomented the minority sponsored Bolshevik revolution. In America, we can see the echo of these progressive redefinitions, where ideas shed their traditional meaning to correspond to the latest populist ideology.

Ten years before the Bolshevik revolution, American author, J. Allen Smith wrote his own progressive redefinition as follows, “True liberty consists not in divesting the government of effective power, but in making it an instrument for the…prompt enforcement of public opinion.” 

This redefinition is nothing more than an attempt at spit and polish on the arbitrary chains stemming from some arm of bureaucratic control.

Look at recent events in Oregon.  Have these people been heard, treated fairly, set free or shackled?

  • the occupiers of the Malhuer Wildlife Refuge, Harney Co.
  • the $400,000 fine and re-sentencing of Dwight and Steve Hammond, Harney Co.
  • the $135,000 fine against Sweet Cakes by Melissa, Multnomah Co.
  • the firing of Harmony Daws, from Sparkling Palaces, for being elected as president of a pro-life group, Multnomah Co.
  • the harassment of Jessica Morton after false charges were made and her innocence proven, Josephine Co.
  • the killing of LaVoy Finicum, Grant Co.

Shackles are shackles and the bigger the government, the bigger the problem.

President Woodrow Wilson was a big government guy. During his presidency he felt that businesses had gotten the upper-hand and that more government interference was needed as a legitimate check. He knew big industrialists who were, “afraid of somebody, are afraid of something. They know that there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive, that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it…” This accurately describes the fear that most Americans have of their own government.

Wilson continues in his progressive double-speak and identifies what he helped to successfully engineer:

“We have been dreading all along the time when the combined power of high finance would be [combined with] the power of the government....We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated, governments in the civilized world–-no longer a government of free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of small groups of dominant men.” – — President Wilson, 1913  [edit added]

Political power means leveraging the government machinery for purposes of control. Political control allows for politically mandated punishments but this has nothing to do with justice. This is why we have not seen any mainstream media outrage at the $135,000 fine levied against Sweet Cakes by Melissa. After all, it was “legally” assessed by an official bureaucrat. This means bureaucrats throughout the system “possess far more power over people than could be justified by any social contract–unless people are presumed to have implicitly contracted for their own destruction.”*


* Bovard, James, Freedom In Chains: The Rise of the State and the Demise of the Citizen, (St. Martin's Press, New York, 1999) p. 211

 

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7 Comments

  1. Mark Baird ~ Feb. 11, 2016 @ 1:51 pm

    The exercise of State Soveriegnty, to interpose between the people and excess of the Federal Government is the only answer that will solve a plethora of problems we have our loss of Liberty. The Time Has Come For 51 states Mark baird #
  2. Finnious T Fogbottom ~ Feb. 11, 2016 @ 6:22 pm

    A few Finnious thoughts about how the Power of Dope and Change has been doping and changing U.S. for the worse: The ultimate carnal currency is power over others. The entire paradigm of power has undergone massive change with the rise of technology. Forty years ago a certain human type equivalently worked the night shift at 7-11 or some such, read comic books all day long with the shades drawn while dirty dished piled up in the sink. They were known by some as loosers. On the other hand the ones who got ahead were quite often more in tune with the in and outs of the realities of human nature. That combined with honesty, courage, integrity, education, determination, patience and hard work afforded them a certain power that moved them ahead in life. That pattern caused that sort of being to be realistic, respectful, careful in thought and rather conservative. All of a sudden the power of those with a pragmatic way of living and thinking were overtaken by artistic and mathematical mind sets. Maybe it was comic book injustice, but whatever the cause, the convenience store night shift started becoming occupied by the newly underemployed who didn’t interface all that well with technology. Sure, some conservative minds melded seamlessly with the cyber universe, but there were too few and far between. The loosers, now called geeks meshed more than well with tech things. Soon they became wealthy and thus influential in that very world that at one time rushed by unnoticed outside their drawn drapes. Sadly though, their warped and veiled perception of the real world was the much same as it was before the change. With their newly found clout they set out to remake the world in the image of their cartoon influenced minds; they were after all political, social and economic liberals. Though in the recent past the competing Marxisms had brought almost unimaginable levels of poverty, famine, death, despair and destruction they still held a confident if not arrogant hope that they could do Marxism not just better, but right this time around. As their contemporaries had risen to the control of entertainment, education, law, journalism and government they had enough of a network to make it all happen. SO they began the dangerous path of pressing the world towards their vision of the state of perfect human peace and unity, and of a nature perfected Paradise on earth. Tragically it was not only done without the only true God, but against Him. Thus it wasn’t long before everything started going to Hell in a hand basket. Ironically though the newly empowered detested bully-ism and prejudice and hate they still poured all of those things out on the ones which were unlike them. Eventually they went to war with everything that sustained their very existence and those who provided such. It wasn’t injustice that they engaged rural people with for instance, to them it was a simple case that country folk were scary, bad and stupid and if left alone they would destroy the entire world. It didn’t take long to win the war against them when they realized that many governors who like themselves were a bit odd and perverse held State armies and air power at their pleasure, will and disposal. Ironically after their power had reduced society to a state of ruin they found themselves once more under the power of those who were bigger, faster and meaner. Yet now there was no longer a system present where they could sue for power, equality or recompense. Finnious #
  3. John Chambers ~ Feb. 12, 2016 @ 10:30 am

    Nicely done, Dennis. The redefinition of words is the most effective (because it is the least noticed) method of changing a culture. "Republic" is one of those words. Politicians and schoolbooks promote that republic is just a form of democracy which makes us subject to the will of the majority -- the collective majority. You are right to trace it back to Marx. There is the beginning (in the modern era) of the destruction of property and with that the destruction of LAW and with that the destruction of the rule of law. And that leaves us with the rule of men and "Politically mandated punishments." Nicely done, Dennis Linthicum. PS we will be talking about his Tuesday morning 9:30am on KAJO (kajo.com) Constitution Study Group when we take up Article IV, Section 4. #
  4. Finnious T Fogbottom ~ Feb. 15, 2016 @ 6:20 pm

    Regarding the truth and effects of redefining good and evil, right/wrong, legal or not etc. here is just one related example that you may find interesting: There was a court case in the 1980’s which dealt with an action brought by an insurance contract holder against his insurer seeking to reverse their decision to decline coverage for a pollution claim. Over the years the plaintiff, a service station owner, had cracked the bottom of his underground fuel storage tank. It was his practice to determine how much fuel was in the gasoline reservoir by dropping a line with an attached weight through the fill opening until it struck the bottom. He would tap the bottom a few times then pull it up. By examining the moisture level he could determine approximately how full the tank was. The insurance contact was written with a liability limit of $1,000,000. Pollution claims were covered only if they were on a sudden and accidental nature. Gradual seepage and/or leakage was specifically excluded. The oozing had gone on long enough for the insured to be presented with a pollution clean up bill in the amount of $6,000,000. Well, the court awarded coverage by redefining gradual to mean sudden and accidental, then stuck the insurer with the entire $6,000,000 charge. Insurance companies were now facing a whole new devastating realm called extra-contractual liability. Not only could they be called upon to pay claims that were completely outside of anticipated coverage, but there was now that new reality wherein a specific, agreed upon and objective policy limit was now effectively subjective. Their risk assumption for cash business then faced an actuarial and underwriting nightmare! In reaction, or overreaction it was soon almost impossible for any business with underground fuel tank to gain, keep or afford coverage. Now there are lots of above ground tanks and exhaustively specific and restrictive pollution coverage exclusions, etc. etc. etc. A Forbes article in the 1990’s defined the problem quite well. It explained at least in part the source of the general individual and societal mistrust and distain for the insurance industry. In so many words they said that in the capitalistic system it is he who does who pays. In socialism, it is he who has who pays, and insurance is simply a capitalistic instrument. In general terms that goes a long way towards defining some of the big problems we face today. What the Marxist and its cousins fail to understand is that there is also a limit as to how much capitalism can be called upon to pay for Socialism etc. before they are totally oozed out and there is no one left to clean the mess up. Finnious #
  5. Fred Marsico ~ Mar. 16, 2016 @ 2:51 pm

    Our organic (original) Constitution for the united States of America was an Equity Contract with an Indenture for the nineteen enumerated services to be provided by a governmental services company, to the States and to the People respectively. It 'guaranteed' to the States and the People, a Representative form of Republican system of self-governance, while requiring that system to protect the Individual Rights of the Sovereign People and the Free and Sovereign States. The sovereignty of the People were real while the sovereignty of the Free States were created by those Sovereign Individuals residing within the geographical regions delineated as a State. Many words have been 'redefined' by Congress, the Supreme Court, as well as political factions. One such redefining is the word, 'person' as a corporation was so defined, not by a decision of the SCOTUS, nor a congressional resolution, but by a clerk who used an opinion given by a Justice even though the Court refused to hear the case. Santa Clara County v. Southern Pacific R. Co., 118 U.S. 394 (1886). "The headnote, which is "not the work of the Court, but are simply the work of the Reporter, giving his understanding of the decision, prepared for the convenience of the profession",[2] was written by the court reporter, former president of the Newburgh and New York Railway Company J.C. Bancroft Davis. He said the following: "One of the points made and discussed at length in the brief of counsel for defendants in error was that 'corporations are persons within the meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.' Before argument, Mr. Chief Justice Waite said: The court does not wish to hear argument on the question whether the provision in the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which forbids a State to deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws, applies to these corporations. We are all of the opinion that it does."[3]" See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Clara_County_v._Southern_Pacific_Railroad_Co. Now you must also keep in mind that the organic Constitution and the government it contract with for services was in fact dissolved by Abraham Lincoln, an Esquire-at-Law, who himself was ineligible to hold that office. Article I Section 9 Paragraph 8 and the ratified but 'missing' original Thirteenth Article of Amendment makes it clear that no holder of office in the United States my accept nor hold any Title of Nobility. The Title 'Esquire' is defined as such. Further, Lincoln did not request Congress to reconvene after the Southern Delegation adjourned 'sine die' but instead convened an unlawful Congress to support HIS declaration of martial law and declare the American People enemies of the Union if they did not join the army or contribute to the 'cause' financially. Finally, during Reconstruction (reorganization under bankruptcy)delegates were appointed by the military of the Union and not lawfully elected by the People of the Confederation, thereby making all Acts, Amendments, Bills, Laws, or Resolutions, unconstitutional and void. In 1871 under then President Hiram U. S. Grant, a new government was incorporated in the 10 square mile of the District of Columbia. All acts of that corporate Congress under its own corporate Constitution (US Constitution) and the by-laws (USC and UCC) are applicable only to that corporation and its employees, not the Free States nor the Sovereign Individuals residing within those States. We have all been defrauded of of money, our property, and our rights, by a foreign-owned corporation. WAKE UP! STAND UP! Restore the nation or lose it forever. #
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