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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Constitution As Distraction

There has been much made of the Constitution and I would like to weigh in. Simply put, it is not my understanding of the III Congress that it seeks to write a new Constitution, but to draft a position statement, nothing more. We are not about to re-write the Constitution. As anyone knows, it is not the Constitution that gave us our rights, it is God (or nature, if you will) and it is not so much that our elected officials have followed the Constitution and we have arrived at this place in history so much as it is that they have ignored and distorted the words in the Constitution to pervert a document intended to secure freedom to the people into a document that sanctifies their abuses of power.

Swearing fealty to the Constitution is nothing more than swearing fealty to the principles it attempts to honor. I have no problem swearing again to secure and defend the Constitution, but I don't believe that is the question.

I am a Constitutionalist and believe if the society intended to be created by the document were to be a reality none of us would have much to complain about. But it would have to have created a society where liberty is held in esteem and power is reserved to the individual, but with the power of the state comes the empowerment of the bureaucrat.

The problem has always been how to solve big problems with private solutions, but the document was written when there were no software companies, when there were no cell phones, or internet connections. The power of the individual has never been greater, yet somehow the power of government has never been greater. This is how we know that the government no longer seeks the liberty of the people, but control.

The III Congress is an opportunity to re-assert the power and value of the individual, but what it all comes down to is not the Constitution, it is the natural rights we have as human beings. We don't need government to do all of these things for us, the government needs to empower us to do these things for ourselves.

I have no problem with laws against fraud and deception in marketing, they are the modern day equivalent of highwaymen preying on the ignorant. I do have a problem with laws against doing those things which are human and rightfully left to our discretion because it harms no one else. Ours is not the society designed by the Constitution. Who is to blame? The document or the people? These are useless distractions. We are here and we need to know whether we are capable and willing to stand up to the government and demand the rights which were given to us by God.

This is not a democracy, our rights are not left to public vote; our property and possessions are not those of others who have garnered enough votes to take them. Whether that is the Constitution that expresses that fact, or not, I am forced to defend my rights against all of those who would vote to exclude me from those protections.

It is time to fight for these rights, because they are not up for sale to the government agency with the best loot.

The only question I entertain is: How?

If the answer to that question is the III Congress so be it, if not, I will go my own way and do what I think brings attention to our condition.

I am beyond


  1. TL hit it here when he said:

    “ is not so much that our elected officials have followed the Constitution and we have arrived at this place in history so much as it is that they have ignored and distorted the words in the Constitution to pervert a document intended to secure freedom to the people into a document that sanctifies their abuses of power. “

    The problem is that the Constitution hasn't been followed. Because the

    Ye aren't swearing an oath to an inanimate piece of paper, but rather to the values from which it sprang in the first place.

    The Constitution as envisioned by the Founders is not a document meant for a morally bankrupt people.

    This is why the tyranny has gone from 'creeping' to 'done crept'.

    The document is fine. It's We the People that suck.

    Well, not ALL of us. ;)

    But after generations of slippery slope, we've arrived here.

    Whether we scrapped the Constitution in it's entirely and wrote a new, and perfect one in modern lingo, would matter not one bit.

    The people need to have these values in their hearts, minds, spirits, and souls first, or nothing will ever change.

    That being said, we work with what we have, and what we have is the Constitution. It's the easiest, quickest, fastest route from point A to point B, and no need to reinvent the wheel right now.

    After we have a REAL Constitutionally Limited Republic again that functions as it should, we can go from there.

    But in the end, 'who wins' is all about eyeballs. Who has the most of them, (attached to brains, preferably) wins.

    We need to win eyeballs to move forward. People are practically BEGGING for folks to stand up and take point, and no one has wanted to. Sometimes the journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. It may not even be in 100% the right direction, but it's better than going backwards.

    I don't know that the III Congress is THE answer. But then again, I don't know that it has to be.

    We all know we won't vote liberty back in by becoming the new Tea Party. That's not what it's for.

    It's an effort to reach folks, to have each other's backs, and build further tribe, and reach out as a networking tool. At least, those are my impressions thus far.

    I'm for anything that reaches more people. Hope is a word that's been co-opted, and I have a very personal reason for despising that fact. But this Congress will give real people, our friends, neighbors, brethren, and brothers, REAL hope. They need that hope to jolt out of the stagnation we're in as a nation and move forward. And if we do not give it to them, who will, friends?

  2. The real problem is that the Constitution would only be effective for a moral and just people. I do not believe you can separate faith and freedom as I posted on L&P several days ago:

    From the very beginning it was recognized that our freedom and our rights were not granted to us by some form of government.

    "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."

    Our very existence and all that it was meant to be was a gift from the Creator and only through Him could true freedom and meaning be found...

    2 Corinthians 3:17
    17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

    Ephesians 3:12
    12 In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.

    But many have forgotten that very essential truth. They have forgotten that in Him is our freedom and that our government was meant only to protect the rights He gave us and to act a servant not a master.

    "That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed..."

    Many have subjugated themselves to the government that was once meant only to serve. They have sold their true freedom for the "gifts" their masters have found it in their best interests to bestow upon them. The masters take what deem necessary to give out as they see fit but only after keeping a lion's share for themselves and the empire they have created, All too willing are even "good"men to dictate to the people what they should do and how and when they should do it for the good of the many while really serving only themselves.

    “There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters”
    ― Daniel Webster

    Still it is possible to reclaim your freedom and cast off the yoke of the masters.

    Galatians 5:1
    1 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

    It is possible to free yourself through faith and by that faith all who truly wish to be free, will in the end be free.

    Psalm 118:5
    In my anguish I cried to the LORD, and he answered by setting me free

    The choice is yours...

    Matthew 7:7-8
    7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
    7:8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened

    It is up to you and it is up to me to do what we were meant to do and be who we were meant to be. Together or alone we must Stand Firm and Resist...

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    1. You make a grave error by believing only those who adhere to the New Testament are constitutionalists and patriots.

      I claim no religious faith, but I respect and honor yours. I am a staunch supporter of your right to practice that faith, so please allow me the same respect. I will fight for this country as hard and as faithfully as anyone who wears a cross, and my moral compass is as true as anyone who consults a religious tome for theirs.

      Please open your mind to those of us who share your vision of the proper role of government, and don't belittle and dismiss those who don't share your faith.

    2. Well said and I'm sure Michael does so.

    3. easy, he wasnt belittling. why are people of no faith so touchy ?

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  3. "The people need to have these values in their hearts, minds, spirits, and souls first, or nothing will ever change."

    Thank you. For all my rambling yesterday, that's all I was trying to express.

    Excellent post, TL. As usual, it fairly reeks of honesty and decency. You may not know it, but you're the economist here; you understand Capitalism like few others. Since that's really a moral issue and not merely economics, I hope you can inculcate that understanding throughout your Congress. One more note...

    "The power of the individual has never been greater, yet somehow the power of government has never been greater."

    Bingo! All that's necessary IMO is to understand the difference between the two powers. One is built of our actual nature as free-willed, productive beings; the other is built of nothing but brute force, much like the wildest of lower animals.

    That's no news to this crowd, and I hope your Congress manages to further the cause of the right power guiding the lives of humans.

  4. TL:

    If I can be helpful in drafting a position statement, let me know.

    If my presence or participation would be a distraction or harmful, I understand.


  5. A question here that TL asks. The answer is within our comments but ramblings and mullings are only beating the drum.

    Men here, have been strategically thinking and must be ready to act as well. They will strike first. They have been manning and arming up and our words will not defend us. Prepare, arm, and don't concede another inch on your part. Don't give Ceaser another nickle to murder us with. Fear only God!

  6. As much as I respect TL and his intellect and the III Congress,
    I believe the time will come when his questions will have to be answered. We will not deter the course of events by passing a resolution or voting to recommit to the Constitution or anything in the public arena. For the immediate future I am encouraging people to start answering these questions on a local level as they are more pressing;!

    1. Hear Hear! We need to organize at the state level first. Even that is going to be a monumental task. Once we have cohesion at the state level, all states; then we can begin the conversation of Congresses and resolutions, etc. etc.


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