Are We Being Watched By Uncle Sam’s Minions?

December 31, 2009

Those of us who write about the criminal acts of the US Federal Government are likely filling various dossiers in some government offices somewhere. Apparently, the Federal Government is becoming increasingly concerned about what American citizens are thinking, writing and doing.

Did you know that the Department of Homeland Security has an Office of the Undersecretary of Intelligence & Analysis? And, there is a Homeland Infrastructure Threat & Risk Analysis Center as a part of that Undersecretary’s Office? And that this office has an Extremism and Radicalization Branch?

See the DHS organizational chart at: DHS Organizational Chart

You will find this obscure bureaucracy on the EIGHTEENTH PAGE of the chart, bottom left. It kind of creeps me out that the Department of Homeland Security has to take 25 pages to show its organizational structure. And that doesn’t show all of the worker bees…only the white shirt and tie types.

In an even more eye-opening report directly from the DHS Office of Intelligence Analysis and Assessment, Extremism and Radicalization Branch, we find that they are already becoming alarmed by the activities of various US citizens.

Here is the link for this report: Rightwing Extremism Report

The report is dated 7 April 2009. On page 2 of 9, at the bottom of the page, is this note:

“Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely (Author’s emphasis).It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.”

That highlighted definition is pretty much inclusive of the authors and readers of LewRockwell.com, my blog, http://www.DumpDC.com, as well as hundreds of other bloggers on the Web.

The report also goes on to state that the Feds are also concerned with military personnel returning from the war. Specifically, they worry that (a) they won’t assimilate back into civilian culture well, and (b) they have combat training that would benefit militias.

The Feds are leery of militias. Why? Because militias resist tyranny.

This report stops short of making recommendations about what to do with their findings. But liberty loving people should read this report from front to back.

Ladies and gentlemen, the lines are being drawn. The more insanity that spills out from the Washington sewer onto Americans, the more that Americans are going to become “anti-government, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely.”

That does not bode well for Washington DC. However, it does bode very well for the cause of state secession and individual liberty.

In conclusion, I’m going to re-use a positive vision for the future I used in another article.

Try to envision yourself and your family in a new nation created by secession. All the people you meet are excited and breathless in their anticipation of the future. The general opinion of the populace is pure unbridled optimism. The new nation’s economy is booming, the money is backed by gold and silver, and there is no inflation. “Now Hiring” signs are in all the shop windows. The newspaper’s “Help Wanted” ads are packed full. Prices for goods and services are low, and the stores are loaded with goods. Manufacturers are streaming into the new nation to take advantage of the rare pro-business atmosphere. Wages are climbing steadily in manufacturing jobs as companies compete for the best and brightest to be their employees. New businesses are being created at a fever pace. Residential and commercial construction is at a high level to meet the demand of the new residents.

All because one state recognized this historic opportunity and chased the dream of liberty through the process of state secession.

Secession is the hope for humanity. Who will be first?

DumpDC. Six Letters That Can Change History.

© Copyright 2009, Russell D. Longcore. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit is given.


Spirit of ’76 Movie Review

December 31, 2009

Mike Church, the delightfully radical radio talk show host of The Mike Church Show, broadcast on Sirius Satellite Radio, has written, directed and produced the definitive visual primer on the writing and ratification of the United States Constitution.

The movie is entitled “The Spirit of ‘76 – Our Founding: The Greatest Story Ever Told.”


The movie is a documentary, deftly mixing animation, narration and human interaction into a compellingly woven story that rivets the viewer’s attention for 167 minutes.

The story is replete with subterfuge, power struggles, fiery rhetoric and gigantic egos. The reviewer was amazed to learn of crucial debates that were settled on the slimmest of majority votes.

The delegates arrived in Philadelphia to review the Articles of Confederation with a purpose of making revisions as necessary. At the end of the convention, an entirely new Constitution was written.

James Madison and Alexander Hamilton were the authors of the Virginia Plan, an early proposal which would have supplanted the states with a central national government. State sovereignty would have vanished under the new central government. The new national government would have enjoyed the ability to nullify any act or law of a state government. The Virginia Plan was rejected in favor of the Constitution of 1787.

The reason that the Federalist Papers were necessary to attempt to convince citizens was that the new constitution was a complete departure from the task assigned to the delegates sent to the Convention in Philadelphia. Further, the Articles of Confederation required no Bill of Rights. But, the new constitution was so alarming to so many of the delegates and citizens that a Bill of Rights was necessary to quell the alarm.

And, as we so well know, the Bill of Rights, along with the entire Constitution, is being entirely ignored by the lawmakers, executives and court denizens of Washington, DC. And state sovereignty is a dim memory.

So in the end…which is coming to pass in our own times…Madison and Hamilton were finally victorious.

Your children will likely never hear of this story in either a public or private school. And, unless you have purposed to study this obscure portion of history yourself, you will not have heard the story either. I strongly urge you to buy a copy of this film and watch it WITH YOUR CHILDREN. And make yourself a vow to watch it annually until your children are grown and gone from the nest.

DumpDC. Six Letters That Can Change History.

© Copyright 2009, Russell D. Longcore. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit is given.


Physics, Metaphysics & the Consciousness Connection

December 30, 2009

What does this topic have to do with Secession, you may ask? Secession is an action with its foundations in an understanding of natural law and human rights. It is always helpful to have a firm grasp of foundational truths about the universe, the cosmos and the Creator. Without this understanding, you are simply mimicking the behavior of others. And when push comes to shove, a mimic will cave in and go along. A person with beliefs that he’s willing to die for cannot be shaken.

On December 14th, I posted an article about Deism entitled He Is There And He Is Silent, the embrace of which has helped me find answers to the unified field of knowledge that traditional religion could never answer without some gigantic leap of faith.

Pursuant to that article, a friendly reader named Richard Storey introduced me to Dr. Thomas Campbell, a physicist and author of “My Big TOE: My Big Picture Theory Of Everything.”

Dr. Campbell is able to unite physics and spirituality by offering an explanation of consciousness, that nearly indefinable universal existence. He shows how a unified field of knowledge of the universe and cosmos can be understood when factoring in consciousness and without using any kind of faith.

If you have a logical, open, and inquisitive mind – an attitude of scientific pragmatism that appreciates the elegance of fundamental truth and the thrill of breakthrough – you will enjoy this journey of personal and scientific discovery.

Tom Campbell began researching altered states of consciousness with Bob Monroe (Journeys Out Of The Body, Far Journeys, and The Ultimate Journey) at Monroe Laboratories in the early 1970s where he and a few others were instrumental in getting Monroe’s laboratory for the study of consciousness up and running. These early drug-free consciousness pioneers helped design experiments, developed the technology for creating specific altered states, and were the main subjects of study (guinea pigs) all at the same time. Campbell has been experimenting with, and exploring the subjective and objective mind ever since. For the past thirty years, Campbell has been focused on scientifically exploring the properties, boundaries, and abilities of consciousness.

By demanding high quality repeatable, empirical, evidential data to separate what’s real (exists independently and externally) from what’s imaginary or illusory; Campbell has scientifically derived this general model of reality.

Dr.Campbell lectured in London which was captured on film. We are going to post the 18-part video series here at DumpDC in the coming days. But if you want to jump ahead, you may find the same information at www.mybigtoe.com.

I hope you find this information as fascinating and exciting as I have found it to be!

His lecture is entitled “Physics, Metaphysics & the Consciousness Connection.” Here is Part 1 of 18:


Secession: The Hope For Humanity

December 29, 2009

In this article, I will define secession and make a case why secession is the only reasonable, logical and pragmatic solution to further the cause of human liberty and functional governance.

What is secession?

“Secession” is broadly defined as “the act of withdrawing formally from membership in an organization, association, or alliance.” We are defining it specifically as the action of a state to cease its participation in the United States of America and for that state to create itself as a new independent, sovereign nation.

The American Revolution of 1776 was, by definition, an act of secession. An association of English colonies banded together and issued a Declaration of Independence that was presented to King George III. The King did not accept the secession and a civil war ensued.

Remember that the Declaration of Independence in 1776 was not the legal, formal secession document originating within any state Governor’s offices or the state legislatures. The 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence were lawyers, merchants, farmers and others who took it upon themselves to place the King on notice of the intentions of a small minority of Royal subjects who did not wish to be subjects any longer, and who were leading a revolution against the King. (Read Secession and Attorneys

Another secession event happened in the United States in the 1860s. This time, it was the actual state governments that issued formal secession documents.

The misinformation widely prevalent in America about secession was written by the winning side of the American War Between The States of 1861-1865. They called it the Civil War. But it was not a civil war by definition.

James Fearon, a civil wars scholar at Stanford University, defines a civil war as “a violent conflict within a country fought by organized groups that aim to take power at the center or in a region, or to change government policies.” Usually, one side of the conflict is the state.

Based on that definition, the actions of the 11 Confederate states in 1861 did not constitute starting a civil war. They weren’t looking to take power, overthrow the US government or change government policies. They just lawfully and peaceably seceded from the Union. The United States actually invaded a sovereign nation, the Confederate States of America, with the intent of overthrowing their government and bringing the states of the CSA back into the USA.

The most recent example of state secession happened in 1989 when the fifteen republics of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) seceded from the USSR. The USSR ceased to exist as all of the republics rejected the Kremlin government and became sovereign nations. (go to: Mikhail Gorbachev and Secession)

Despite the fact that the USSR was the second most powerful nation on the planet, it was completely powerless to stop secession. Once the republics reasserted their sovereignty as free nations, the USSR dissolved into the dustbin of history.

What is the difference in secession and nullification?

Nullification is the a legal principle holding that a US State has the right to nullify, or invalidate, any federal law which that state has deemed unconstitutional. It has its legal foundation in the 9th and 10 Amendments of the US Constitution. Nullification has been used by the states throughout US history to prevent unjust laws from being enforced.

The most noteworthy use of nullification by any state was the so-called Nullification Crisis of 1832. Congress had enacted a high tariff that South Carolina rejected in its Ordinance of Nullification, which stated that the tariff was unconstitutional, and therefore unenforceable in South Carolina. The state made military preparations to resist anticipated federal enforcement. Congress responded by passing a Force Bill, authorizing President Andrew Jackson to use military force against South Carolina to enforce the tariff. But Congress simultaneously passed a new lower tariff that was satisfactory to South Carolina. So, Congress wisely chose to back down and compromise against the South Carolina nullification action.

Thirty nine states of the United States have passed Tenth Amendment resolutions in recent months, stating that they are prepared to re-assert their authority to determine which Federal laws will be enforced within their borders. A few have enacted firearms legislation which states that firearms and ammunition manufactured and sold within the borders of a particular state are not subject to Federal law and regulation. It remains to be seen if Washington will recognize the nullification of Federal gun laws.

So, we see that nullification is a method whereby a US state may effectively control the legislative process of the US Federal Government as it pertains to how Federal law is enacted and enforced within any state. Compare that process to secession, in which a state formally withdraws from the United States to become a sovereign nation. Secession asserts that the relationship between parties has ceased, and that all previous commitments are null and void.

Why should a state consider secession?

First, secession should never be considered for light or transient reasons. Disagreements come and go between parties, and can usually be negotiated to the satisfaction of all parties. But when a long list of abuses exists, when repeated usurpations of state authority are enacted, when the sovereignty of states is trampled and ignored, and when citizens suffer a diminution of both their natural rights and economic freedom, it is the duty of states to solemnly consider either altering or abolishing the government that abuses that state and its citizens.

Who benefits from secession and what are the benefits?

In today’s America, any seceding state will benefit from the repudiation of the United States’ debt load, which will result in the savings of hundreds of billions of dollars that the citizens of the seceding state will never have to pay. Otherwise, if a state secedes and forms a government just like the one from which they seceded, there is limited benefit to the state or the citizen. But if the state protects individual liberty, life and property rights, the citizens will be infinitely more free.

The citizens of a state that secedes benefit to the degree that the seceding state “institute(s) 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.” (from US Declaration of Independence)

Also, any persons who immigrate to the seceding state can experience benefits if they renounce their former citizenship and become a citizen of the seceding state. But, an émigré who did not change citizenship would receive benefit from simply living in the seceding state.

The business community in the seceding state will benefit instantly as the crushing weight of US Federal regulations would vanish. No longer would businesses be required to be the tax collector for the IRS. The economy of a seceding state would be expected to explode with new commerce directly attributable to the competitive advantages of the new state.

The new state government of the seceding state would benefit as they would be free of US government rules, regulations, usurpations and unfunded mandates. No longer would the seceding state be required to enforce US Federal law.

The seceding state would benefit from a general shared attitude of most people of hope, optimism and excitement about the future.

Immigration to the seceding state would explode as liberty-loving individuals worldwide would bring their talents, experience and gifts to the new nation seeking liberty and a bright future for themselves and their progeny.

Who doesn’t benefit from secession?

In this specific example of secession from the United States, the parties who do not benefit are the United States Federal Government and the states that remain in the Union. To them will fall the unconstitutional debt load in greater percentage than before secession. The US Federal Government will also receive no further revenue from the seceding state. Also, the citizens of the seceding state will no longer be available to the United States for military service. And, individual secessions will occur as Americans leave the USA to immigrate to the new nation…people voting with their feet.

The other individuals that will not benefit from secession are those presently receiving any Federal monetary benefits. It would be a reasonable expectation that Washington would stop any further payments or benefits from flowing to an individual who was no longer an American citizen. However, it would be possible that upon secession, some American citizens would continue to live in the seceded state as resident aliens. They could potentially still receive Federal benefits, but they should expect those terms to change.

Will state secession cause a military conflict between parties?

There is no reason in law or in fact that the parties may not mutually and amicably agree to separate from each other. It would be mutually beneficial to both parties to negotiate the secession issues, which would include issues of Federal lands inside state borders. But it should be stated that, in the 1783 Treaty negotiated between King George III of England and the United States of America, the King “relinquished all claims to the government, propriety and territorial rights of the same and every part thereof.”

The seceding state would also be aware that, if the United States Federal Government dissolved or collapsed in like manner to the Soviet Union, any previously negotiated issues or treaties would be null and void.

Can secession be done without armed resistance?

As stated in the previous paragraph, secession should proceed without military conflict. But, the Second Amendment of the US Constitution states that because a well-regulated militia is necessary to the security of a Free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. So, while no reason for armed conflict exists, that does not prevent it from occurring. A seceding state should revitalize its militia and prepare them for armed resistance and the defense of the borders of the seceding state from invasion by the United States military, its hired mercenaries, or United Nations troops.

Can Liberty be restored in America without secession?

The Washington political machine is spinning wildly out of control. Both political parties are two sides of the same coin. Neither party stands for Constitutionality, small government and fiscal responsibility. Even if you elect new representatives, senators and Presidents, the Washington culture will quickly corrupt them by requiring the officials to court contributions while lobbyists shower them with money and perks. In addition, Congress has created vast bureaucracies that grow and infest the nation unabated. Finally, and most importantly, the elected officeholders in Washington do not recognize any control or restraint on their power to enact unconstitutional laws and spend money in excess of tax revenues. Washington has borrowed trillions of dollars from the world that will never be repaid. If there is a solution to bring Washington back into compliance with the Constitution, I have not seen it to this date.

When should secession be done?

Secession should be solemnly deliberated by the elected representatives and the state citizens. Secession should be initiated at the moment that any state reaches the point at which it will no longer accept the despotic tyranny and unconstitutional laws coming from the US Federal Government in Washington, DC. Each individual must come to his or her own conclusion that secession is the only way to regain liberty, and each state must make its secession decision independently.

How would secession be done?

There is no written, formal method for initiating and completing an act of secession. If history can be our guide, we see that the conventions of the seceding states of 1860 wrote and ratified a Declaration of Secession. Each Declaration enumerated that particular state’s reasons for secession, in like manner to the 1776 Declaration of Independence.

Then they passed an Ordinance of Secession. Here below is the simple, succinct wording of the South Carolina Ordinance of Secession of 1860.

AN ORDINANCE to dissolve the union between the State of South Carolina and other States united with her under the compact entitled “The Constitution of the United States of America.”

We, the people of the State of South Carolina, in convention assembled do declare and ordain, and it is hereby declared and ordained, That the ordinance adopted by us in convention on the twenty-third day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight, whereby the Constitution of the United States of America was ratified, and also all acts and parts of acts of the General Assembly of this State ratifying amendments of the said Constitution, are hereby repealed; and that the union now subsisting between South Carolina and other States, under the name of the “United States of America,” is hereby dissolved.

Done at Charleston the twentieth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty.

That is the sum of all the words necessary to complete the secession.

In conclusion, try to envision yourself and your family in a new nation created by secession. All the people you meet are excited and breathless in their anticipation of the future. The general opinion of the populace is pure unbridled optimism. The new nation’s economy is booming, the money is backed by gold and silver, and there is no inflation. “Now Hiring” signs are in all the shop windows. The newspaper’s “Help Wanted” ads are packed full. Prices for goods and services are low, and the stores are loaded with goods. Manufacturers are streaming into the new nation to take advantage of the rare pro-business atmosphere. Wages are climbing steadily in manufacturing jobs as companies compete for the best and brightest for their employees. New businesses are being created at a fever pace. Residential and commercial construction is at a high level to meet the demand of the new residents.

All because one state recognized this historic opportunity and chased the dream of liberty through the process of state secession.

Secession is the hope for humanity. Who will be first?

DumpDC. Six Letters That Can Change History.

© Copyright 2009, Russell D. Longcore. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit is given.


Secession and Attorneys: Where Are The Lawyers For Liberty?

December 28, 2009

Today I began thinking some more about Secession and leadership. I’ve already written “Cowardice In State Government” and “Who Will Be The New Founding Fathers?” . I’ve already asked where the leaders for secession will come from. But I became curious about the men who signed the Declaration of Independence and their occupations. Specifically, I wondered if any of the 56 signers were the governors of any of the colonies.

I found that not one governor was a signatory. Makes sense. The governors were appointed by King George and served at his pleasure. Their income would have ceased if they turned on the Crown…not to mention that they might have danced at the end of a rope for their treason.

I wonder if any of the Governors in the 50 states today are any different than the governors of 1776 who owed their very lives to the Crown. I wonder if any one Governor exists today that would willingly defy Washington and lead his state in either nullification or secession. I doubt it.

But it turns out that, of the 56 men who signed their name on that sacred document, 30 of the signers were attorneys or judges. That’s 54% of the total.

Here is the list of signers and their occupations:

Connecticut
Samuel Huntington, Attorney
Roger Sherman, Surveyor, Attorney
William Williams, Merchant
Oliver Wolcott, Sheriff

Delaware
George Read, Attorney
Thomas McKean, Attorney
Caesar Rodney, Judge

Georgia
Button Gwinnett, Merchant
Lyman Hall, Doctor
George Walton, Attorney/Judge

Maryland
Charles Carroll, Attorney
Samuel Pace, Judge
Thomas Stone, Attorney
William Paca, Judge

Massachusetts
John Adams, Attorney
Samuel Adams, Merchant/Brewer
John Hancock, Merchant
Robert Treat Paine, Judge
Elbridge Gerry, Merchant

New Hampshire
Josiah Bartlett, Doctor/Judge
William Whipple, Merchant, Judge
Matthew Thornton, Doctor

New Jersey
Abraham Clark, Surveyor/Attorney/Sheriff
John Hart, Farmer
Francis Hopkinson, Attorney/Judge
Richard Stockton, Attorney
John Witherspoon, Clergyman

New York
Lewis Morris, Farmer
Philip Livingston, Merchant
Francis Lewis, Merchant
William Floyd, Farmer

North Carolina
William Hooper, Attorney
John Penn, Attorney
Joseph Hewes, Merchant

Pennsylvania
George Clymer, Merchant
Benjamin Franklin, Printer
Robert Morris, Merchant
John Morton, Judge
Benjamin Rush, Doctor
George Ross, Judge
James Smith, Attorney
James Wilson, Attorney/Judge
George Taylor, Foundryman

Rhode Island
Stephen Hopkins, Attorney
William Ellery, Attorney/Judge

South Carolina
Edward Rutledge, attorney
Arthur Middleton, Lawyer/Farmer
Thomas Lynch, Jr., Attorney
Thomas Heyward, Jr., Attorney

Virginia
Richard Henry Lee, Farmer
Francis Lightfoot Lee, Farmer
Carter Braxton, Farmer
Benjamin Harrison, Farmer
Thomas Jefferson, Attorney/Farmer
George Wythe, Attorney
Thomas Nelson, Jr., Farmer

(For a brief bio on each signer, go to: www.USHistory.org)

The 56 men pledged their “lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor” to draft and issue the Declaration of Independence.

But let’s concentrate for this article on the 30 men who were schooled in law, both here in America and in England. They were experts in English law, which had its roots going back to the Magna Carta of 1215 AD. At the time that the Declaration of Independence was written, the Commentaries on the Laws of England, written by Sir William Blackstone, had been published only about ten years, and it was said that there were more copies of the work sold in the colonies than in England. So, undoubtedly, the framers of the Constitution were familiar with it.¹ They considered themselves English free men, but in practice were owned subjects of the Crown. Still, they used their knowledge of law to first fashion the Declaration of Independence. Then later, many of them took their place as leaders of the newly seceded colonies that threw off the shackles of King George’s tyranny.

According to the American Bar Association, there were 1,143,358 licensed attorneys in the USA at the end of 2007. The law schools are turning out new lawyers at a feverish pace, so the numbers here at the end of 2009 are likely about 1.2 million.

The medical schools of the USA teach doctors how to treat the symptoms of disease with drugs, technology and surgery. But the education of doctors in maintenance of health and prevention of disease through nutrition is sorely lacking. Few doctors know how to prevent disease, and if you treat symptoms, there is also a financial disincentive to prevent disease.

I suspect that new lawyers are much like new doctors. They are taught the ways to practice law that are based upon a couple hundred years of legal precedents, the symptoms of the terminally-ill legal, judicial and regulatory systems. The law libraries are filled with books that enumerate legal precedents built upon unconstitutional court rulings. I suspect that the law students are not deeply schooled in justice and freedom and liberty…the “fundamental nutrition” of a free society.

Because of the vast complexity of law and regulations in America, lawyers are necessary to protect people. So, just like medicine, there is a financial disincentive for legal professionals to prevent legal “disease,” and a huge incentive to treat symptoms.

That pisses me off.

Every state in the United States of America needs some lawyers and judges who have dedicated some portion of their practices to protecting liberty, justice and freedom. Every state needs men and women who will come together and help design a secession document like the Declaration of Independence. Then those same patriotic legal professionals must work to draft the founding documents for the new nation created by secession.

54% of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were attorneys. I’m glad for lawyers like Kevin Gutzman, Judge Andrew Napolitano, Tim Baldwin, James Bovard, and educators like Walter Block and Butler Shaffer, men writing about and championing the causes of Nullification and Secession. But new voices must be heard in each state.

Hey lawyers, attorneys and judges around the nation! The causes of Nullification and Secession desperately need you! Will you accept the challenge implicit in the Declaration of Independence of 1776 and help us alter or abolish that government that has become destructive to the security of our unalienable rights? We need the brilliance of your minds and the eloquence of your lips.

Step forward! Ride to the sound of the guns. Sic Semper Tyrannis!!

DumpDC. Six Letters That Can Change History.

¹Edwin Vieira, Jr., JD, Constitutional Homeland Security: Volume 1: The Nation in Arms. Chapter 1, pg. 8.

© Copyright 2009, Russell D. Longcore. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit is given.


“To Throw Off Such Government”

December 27, 2009

“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.” Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independence, 1776

Jefferson wrote that the People had a duty to “throw off” a despotic government.

“Throw off.”

That sounds to me like a somewhat unfriendly separation. It doesn’t sound particularly cordial. It also makes me think that the throwee ain’t exactly thrilled about getting thrown off and might take exception to the decision of the throwers.

The quote above is only once sentence from the Declaration of Independence. But it is one of the most seminal thoughts and principles of the document. Let’s take it apart and consider its words, their meanings, and the consequences.

“…A long train of abuses and usurpations…”
In 1776 that was the caprice of King George III as he and his Parliament created laws that affected the colonies in ways that did not affect any other Englishmen. Those laws included the Stamp Act, various taxes and tariffs, prohibitions on imports and exports, more and more taxes, Redcoats patrolling American streets, the suspension of habeas corpus, and requiring those charged with crimes to travel back to England for trial.

Today, Washington has ignored the strictures of the Constitution of the United States, and has done so for over a hundred years.

It violates the First Amendment. There are plenty of laws that abridge free speech, not the least of which is the Patriot Act.

It violates the Second Amendment by enacting laws and regulations infringing on the rights of the people to keep and bear arms, simultaneously destroying the militia and making citizens less safe and states less secure.

It violates the Fourth Amendment through internet surveillance, airport searches and warrantless searches.

It violates the Fifth Amendment by rendition of American citizens without due process and IRS double jeopardy prosecutions. You also are compelled to be a witness against yourself every time you sign your tax return.

It violates the Sixth Amendment as no one gets a speedy trial.

It violates the Seventh Amendment when it does not protect the right to jury trial, but allows judges or administrative bodies to adjudicate cases.

It violates the Eighth Amendment as excessive bails and fines are imposed regularly.

It violates the Ninth Amendment as it ignores certain rights retained by the People.

It violates the Tenth Amendment by accruing to itself powers not delegated to it, and others reserved to the States or the People.

Need I go on? There are seventeen more Amendments.

“…pursuing invariably the same object…” What was that object? The object was to milk the maximum revenue from the colonies as possible. England had won the Seven Years War from 1756 to 1763 and were heavily saddled with war debt. So the more taxes and tariffs that King George laid on the colonies, the more the colonists rebelled. Then, the King made still more laws to bring the rebels to heel.

Washington’s object today is much the same. It has a crushing war debt as well as a crushing domestic debt load. Then add the mind-boggling financial liabilities, like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Freddie Mac and Fanny Mae and the total comprises nearly 1000% more than the entire Gross Domestic Product of the USA. Then consider the ramifications of laws like The Patriot Act.

“…evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism…” To evince is to show clearly. Colonists could see clearly that King George’s taxes and laws, designed only for the colonies, were a design to reduce their rights as free Englishmen and confiscate their wealth without due process.

Today’s long train of abuses and usurpations coming from Washington evince a design to accomplish the same objects by turning the Constitution on its head. The Federal Government of the USA started with very limited roles and clear restrictions. Washington’s design has been to acknowledge no restrictions on its power and to accomplish anything it desires.

“…it is their right, it is their duty…” American citizens may have rights that they do not exercise. But that is different than duty. Many Americans consider that military service is a duty, and there is nothing in the Constitution that states anything of the sort. But find me a person who argues with the content of the Declaration of Independence. If you run into a person who is against secession, show them the Declaration and see what they do with fulfilling their duty.

“…to throw off such government…” The process of state nullification does not throw off government. It merely attempts to control the actions of the government, and to nullify its unconstitutional laws while staying a part of the whole. Throwing off such government can only mean secession, which is the act of withdrawing formally from the United States of America.

“…and to provide new guards for their future security.” To explain this, we return to the Declaration for another quote: “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.”

For the People to provide new guards for their future security can only mean to institute new government. That precludes and omits any continuing relationship with the old government.

That means secession.

State secession is the only reasonable, logical and pragmatic solution to overcome the absolute despotism and criminal tyranny pouring out of Washington, DC.

DumpDC. Six Letters That Can Change History.

© Copyright 2009, Russell D. Longcore. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit is given.


Secession and the United Nations

December 23, 2009

In my last article, “Secession, The Second Amendment and Sun Tzu,” I ended by saying that American states that revitalized their militias “may secede knowing that they are capable of defending their decision from all who would attempt to use force to prevent their exit.”

But there may be more players in this drama who would wish to prevent the secession of an American state and ultimately the dissolution of the United States of America. Or, those very players might welcome the sight of the USA going the way of the USSR.

I have also written about the informal group “Oath Keepers,” (www.oathkeepers.org). Oath Keepers is a non-partisan association of currently serving military, reservists, National Guard, veterans, Peace Officers, and Fire Fighters who will fulfill the Oath they swore, with the support of like minded citizens who take an Oath to stand with them, to “support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, so help us God.” Their Oath is to the Constitution.

To the degree that the Oath Keepers are successful spreading their message throughout the military and law enforcement communities, there will be less and less soldiers, cops and veterans willing to enforce Federal dictates. That will be a godsend for Liberty, but very bad juju for Washington. American military and law enforcement personnel may not be willing to fire upon American citizens who band together to secede, just wanting to be free of Washington’s tyrannical rule.

So, what could Washington do if it wanted to prevent or reverse a secession, and force a state to stay in the Union? How might they respond to a lack of obedience from their military or from law enforcement?

Holler for help from the United Nations.

Do you think that UN troops would have any such moral conflict? Would they be anything but mercenary troops on our soil? I contend that the blue berets would not hesitate to enforce some future UN resolution enacted in New York City against the secession of an American state.

Conversely, the one-world-government types might welcome the dissolution of the USA. They might think that getting Washington out of the way could grease the skids for a one-world government and a new world economic system.

I don’t think there are any blue hats patrolling in Switzerland. But I could be wrong. Think about it. Armed neutrality is the new old way.

The person who spends some time thinking about every possible scenario will make better plans and will have less chance of being surprised by any event.

For a related UN article, read L. Neil Smith’s article HERE.

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