Sons of Liberty
September 7, 1995
"God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion [Shay's Rebellion]. The people cannot be all, and always, well-informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. We have had thirteen States independent for eleven years. There has been one rebellion. That comes to one rebellion in a century and a half for each State. What country ever before existed a century and a half without a rebellion. And what country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that the people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms! The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.
Letter from T. Jefferson to Col. William S. Smith, Paris, November 13, 1787
A look around the Patriot community will demonstrate that "[t]he part which is wrong will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive." There are a number of issues which deceive many into a submissive condition.
Their are those who hope, through judicial process, to reap substantial reward as a result of perceived wrongs -- failing to understand that the rules of the game they are playing were written by the enemy (the Money Merchants) in such a way that, with very few exceptions, only they can win. Filing Common Law Liens, for example, where the filer has decreed himself judge, jury and executioner (adjudicated guilt and administered the administrative penalties associated with the crime, without having given the ‘defendant’ his day in court), have been filed in amounts well into the millions, yet of the thousands filed, not one single lien of any substantial amount as been perfected (to the point of payment made).
Claims that Title 42 actions will make one rich, yet, again, very few wins, and even less of any substantial amount -- unless the injustice was so severe as to warrant headlines, such as Randy Weaver.
Then there are the ‘gold certificate’ and other "financial wrong" programs wherein millions will be returned at some date in the near future, for the umpteenth time, in restitution for the wrongs of the Money Merchants. Little thought is given in these instances to the effect that the addition of the billions, or trillions of dollars will have on the economy -- to the point of destroying it, or forcing devaluation of the dollar to less than tenths of a cent.
In all instances it seems that there are a few common elements. There is the belief that some unseen good forces in government are really seeking justice and will force the hand of the evil forces of government into submission.
Next, there is a belief that there are damages actually owed (‘only to me, and those others who participate’) for wrongs that, in all fairness, cannot be considered wrongs. Although certain actions of government appear to be (and undoubtedly are) transgressions of the Constitution, they were done, for all intents and purposes, with the ‘consent of the governed’, and, at best, we can hope for rescission of the laws that allowed theses transgression to occur.
Further, that justice will bless only those who file NOW, when the laws of the land allow that a person need not be part of a class to seek remedy after a class is awarded theirs.
Finally, and most unfortunately, although those who espouse these ‘programs’ claim that they doubt that there is a peaceful solution to the problems at hand, their actions are directed toward ‘solutions’ that could only exist if the transition back to Constitutional government is peaceful.
I suppose the greatest concern over these remedies, especially given the circumstances that exist today, such as the rampant abuse of authority by nearly all government agencies, is that even if there were some satisfaction given, the bureaucrats will, within a short period of time, renew their efforts to ‘benefit’ from the system, at the expense of those they were hired to serve.
If there is a remedy that will serve not only us but our posterity, that solution must include a means to discourage the evolution of a similar situation in the future. Does it make sense that every few generations will have to suffer to a point of intolerability, once again, and then expunge the evils that are so common to the allocation of power to a few men?
Thomas Jefferson recognized that there was a definite need to demonstrate the power of the people. His solution is insurrection -- every few generations, so that none will forget the lessons of abuse. Perhaps Jefferson is right, and only decades need separate these actions. Let’s explore the possibility of another solution predicated on the same principle.
Although lawsuits may provide a degree of temporary justice, the fix is short and difficult to achieve -- especially when those transgression have been amplified to the current intolerable state. If, however, the Jefferson Solution were applied at this point in our history, we would have such a monumental historic chapter resulting therefrom so as to assure that the history books would tell the story for as long as the country survives. A lesson etched, forever, on the posterity who will understand what the result of usurpation is, and how the remedy resulted in the ultimate sacrifice of the transgressors. Ample warning to any future generations of Money Merchants who believe that the United States of America, and the Citizens thereof, are pushovers, and that the consequences of even attempting conversion of this nation’s people into feudal submission might cost them their lives.
The greatest gift we can leave our children, and their children’s children, is a message so strong and so severe that none will ever again attempt these subversive activities. A simple adjustment to the original form of government -- a display of intolerance (remember zero tolerance campaigns?) to any who would abuse the delegated authority of the people whom the are allowed to serve.
Let us give up these efforts at temporary self-serving fixes to the problem. What we have is a near fatal heart attack, not a scratched knee. The solution is as severe as the problem, but the administration of the solution must be made in just a few years -- not the decades that were necessary for the problem to develop.
For a very thorough education into the conspiracy that has created the problems we face today, I recommend "The Creature From Jekyll Island - A Second Look at the Federal Reserve", by G. Edward Griffin (593 pages), price $19.50. Available from American Media, PO Box 4646, Westlake Village, Calif. 91359-1646 - phone orders - (800) 282-2873
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