Apple of Gold in a Picture of Silver

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by Dahni
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Apple of Gold in a picture of silver – click for full size

What is the meaning of this picture? What do the words mean?

In the front, we see an apple of gold with a green leaf. This is indicative of a gold (precious and beautiful, and very valuable) apple. The green leaf means it is a ‘living’ and growing object. There are words within this apple. They are the words from, The Declaration of Independence, in 1776. The apple of gold appears to be three-dimensional and is emphasized by the shadow it casts onto the frame of silver beneath. The apple of gold takes up most of the space of the interior frame, but it also appears to suspend over the space. For it alone is, free and independent. The picture of silver is only a servant and protector.

Beneath this apple of gold there are other words. These are from The Constitution of the United States of America, in 1789. To the left of the apple of gold, the word “WE” is emphasized. It is from the Preamble to The Constitution and the single word “WE” is, suggestive enough that the first three words of The Constitution, “WE the People,’ are filled in by our minds and understood.

The entire image is framed by a frame or a ‘picture of silver.’ Framing enhances; is used to draw attention to and emphasizes the object or the subject that is framed.

From The Declaration of Independence, WE have in our founding writing, a preamble if you will that in part states, its purpose for the writing.

 

“…to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”

excerpt from the first paragraph: The Declaration of Independence

 

In the second paragraph of the same document, the foundation and source of this entitlement is, set forth.

“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.”

excerpt from the second paragraph: The Declaration of Independence

 

The Declaration of Independence is, a legal document which states the just causes of separation from England. It clearly states its logical premise and its logical conclusion. This premise and this conclusion are based on and centers on the truth that all (men, women and children) are, “created equal!” Each are endowed with certain unalienable rights (rights which can NOT be taken, surrendered, forfeited, sold, bartered or given away. Among these certain rights are: Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness!”  This is or WE each are together, the ‘Apple of Gold.’

In 1776, 1789 and even in the King James Version of the Bible in 1611, common language used of those days (sometimes still today) were, “we the king.” This has been used of the present Queen Elizabeth of England as, “We the Queen of England.” The plural pronoun was used, for a single entity, to empathize the power of the station. The king would include, every man, woman and child of the kingdom. In our Constitution, the picture of silver, the words are, “We the people.” This phrase too, emphasizes the power of the station and would include, every man, woman and child.

The “all men” of The Declaration of Independence is, an all-inclusive noun and would include, every man, woman and child. Each and all are, apples of gold, framed by pictures of silver.

The people of a kingdom are bound by compulsion and often, by a sworn oath to obey. We the people are bound together by the creation of our equality and each apple of gold is endowed with, certain unalienable rights. Whereas the people of a kingdom have in common, the royal that binds them, we are bound not by sworn oath, but liberty to choose for ourselves and together, by our unalienable rights. What WE the People, the apple of gold have in common is, not our multiple colors or beliefs or anything other than, such unalienable rights as, Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness! This connection is reflected in the phrase that appears on the Seal of the United States and is stamped on our currency, every dollar and every cent. The words are Latin and are, E pluribus unum, “Out of many, one” or alternatively translated as, “One out of many.” or “One from many!”

It is our unity of purpose, our equality of creation that connects us as family. The same bloodline of liberty flows in each of us. Each of us carry the identical DNA code of, unalienable rights. Each of us are, an apple of gold and together, the Apple of Gold!

But before these universal truths became the law of our land; an accomplished reality and having exhausted every civil and logical means to address their grievances to the king and his agents to no avail, our fore-family resisted by first, civil disobedience, as in the ‘Boston Tea Party.’ After every civil, courteous, and logical means were spent and all having fallen on the figurative deaf ears of the king, our fore-family, the apples of gold then, they legally declared their just causes against the rule of any man, royal or tyrant.

Our fore-family, their commitment and resolve, far exceeded their own efforts to realize for themselves; to hold and to be the accomplished reality of, the apple of gold. Their hope was, that their efforts if never realized for themselves, would one day be a realized and accomplished and a living reality, in their progeny. WE the people are, their progeny! WE the People are, their children! WE the People are, their family! WE the people are, the apple of gold in a picture of silver!

If you look upon the present day with horror and at the terror within our present world that this present is, somehow unique to our day and time, WE the People, need to read or re-read; research the history of our own fore-family. They endured equal if not greater acts of barbarism and acts of less than, animalistic cruelty. They endured rape and pillage and plunder. They endured chemical warfare. They endured drowning, burning by fire, slit throats and scalping and even the visage of some that were beheaded, whose heads were placed on spikes as, trophies of defeat and warnings to fear, the conquerors! It was their hope by which they fought and endured. It was their hope which drove them forward to, hope against all hope. It was their love of liberty and this seemingly impossible thought of defeating, the greatest military and power of the time. It was their hope which drove them forward beyond starvation, lack of resources, sickness, disease, capture and imprisonment and even probable death! It was this slimmest of hope by which they endured, death and destruction by their own mother country (England) and even at the hands of or opposition from, their own friends and families. That hope was, for the living truth of, WE the People, the apple of gold!

The Declaration of Independence was in essence, an affidavit. It was signed unanimously. In a sense, John Hancock, whose signature was visibly larger than the others (as if on purpose) was, like the notary public, since most probably, he was the most recognized signer.  This affidavit, with its “whereas(s)” and concluding “therefore” was, a legal document in that it showed their just cause to the king and to the entire world that the king himself, had broken laws (the Magna Carta) that he had no legal right to do. It showed to the king and to the world, their right to be recognized, to represent themselves in all matters as a sovereign state, to conduct commerce and trade with the world as, free and independent states.

The Declaration was written and delivered to the King. It still fell on deaf ears and was wholly rejected. The Declaration of Independence was again, signed unanimously and each and every signer, pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor, for the vision of independence and the right to self-direct and self-govern.

In the preamble to The Constitution, its first words read, “We the People…” The word “We,” refers back to The Declaration of Independence and again these words: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men (and all women and all children) 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.” The “WE” of The Constitution are, the same “WE” of, The Declaration of Independence!

When independence was won, We the People knew then that government is or can be corrupted and is, an evil thing, but that it was a, ‘necessary evil.’ So to protect the rights of individuals, the individual “states” (then 13) unanimously agreed to form a government and this legal document was called formally the, ‘Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union,’ in 1781.

The words, “perpetual union” were stricken from The Constitution and replaced with the words, “…in order to form a more perfect union.” This is a figure of speech because, there can be nothing “more perfect,” than something that is already perfect. The idea of the union of individual states, full of individuals, in a sense or as a concept was perfect, but a “more perfect union” was, just the idea that the union by growth and change could aspire to; become better as, the individual states; individuals, grew and changed. But the Articles of Confederation of the Union Perpetual was, terminated when, The Constitution was ratified and signed and became the “Law of the Land,” in 1789. With the coming of the greater, the lesser terminated. But The Declaration of Independence, the apple of gold is, still connected to this new form of government,  The Constitution, the picture or frame of silver.

Each individual state agreed to and would pattern their own government as a republic just like, The Constitution.

The government and governments of individual states were designed to protect the individual rights (the apples of gold) and limit the government; all state governments from taking and exercising power over the people that they were, NOT, to ever have. This Constitution of limiting government execution, legislation and judicial decisions is, the picture or frame of silver.

The words, “apples of gold in pictures of silver,” come from the Bible.

 

“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.”

The Bible, Proverbs 25:11, KJV (king James Version)

 

“A word fitly spoken by you now would be like ‘apples of gold in pictures of silver.'” Alexander H. Stephens, a former Georgia congressman, wrote these words to Abraham Lincoln on December 30, 1860. He quoted from Proverbs 25:11 to persuade Lincoln that a public statement from the president-elect would help greatly in the mounting crisis of the divided country. A student of the Bible in his own right, Lincoln reflected on Stephens’s biblical reference and, in a note to himself, used the “apples of gold” reference to clarify the connection between America’s constitutional union and the principle of “Liberty to all.”

“When (Abraham) Lincoln was elected the first Republican president of the United States on November 6, 1860, he received no votes from nine southern states; what Lincoln called in 1858 the “crisis” of the American “house divided” had come to a head. On December 22, 1860, the president-elect wrote Stephens, a former Whig ally in Congress, to assuage his fears about the incoming administration:…”

“Stephens, who in February 1861 would be elected Vice President of the Confederate States of America, replied with his December 30 letter, which led Lincoln to jot down what is known as his “Fragment on the Constitution and Union.”

Excerpts from the, “Fragment on the Constitution and the Union” from the: “Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln”, Roy P. Basler ed., 1953).

 

Fragment on the Constitution and Union 

“All this is not the result of accident. It has a philosophical cause. Without the Constitution and the Union, we could not have attained the result; but even these, are not the primary cause of our great prosperity. There is something back of these, entwining itself more closely about the human heart. That something, is the principle of “Liberty to all” — the principle that clears the path for all — gives hope to all — and, by consequence, enterprise, and industry to all.” 

“The expression of that principle, in our Declaration of Independence, was most happy, and fortunate. Without this, as well as with it, we could have declared our independence of Great Britain; but without it, we could not, I think, have secured our free government, and consequent prosperity. No oppressed, people will fight, and endure, as our fathers did, without the promise of something better, than a mere change of masters.” 

“The assertion of that principle, at that time, was the word, “fitly spoken” which has proved an “apple of gold” to us. The Union, and the Constitution, are the picture of silver, subsequently framed around it. The picture was made, not to conceal, or destroy the apple; but to adorn, and preserve it. The picture was made for the apple — not the apple for the picture.” 

“So let us act, that neither picture, or apple shall ever be blurred, or bruised or broken. That we may so act, we must study, and understand the points of danger.”

Abraham Lincoln

January 1861

Source: The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, ed. Roy P. Basler, volume 4 (Rutgers University Press: New Brunswick, NJ, 1953), 168-169.

 

Returning once more to The Declaration, we read again the following:

 

“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.–“

excerpt from: The Declaration of Independence, 1776

 

This is, the purpose and reason for, The Declaration of Independence. And this is us, you and I, WE the People that collectively are, this apple of gold, but individually, each of us are an apple of gold, protected by and each with, a picture or frame of silver. This would be what the verse in Proverbs states, “…apples (plural) of gold in pictures (plural) of silver.

To secure the rights of each individual, WE the People (the true power or source of government or the real government) instituted a limited government in The Constitution. This government, this Constitution is, the picture of silver.

As a point of interest, on the Periodic table of the elements, gold is heavier than silver. In dollars and cents, gold costs more than, is more valuable than, silver. You, an apple of gold, carry more weight (greater importance) and are more valuable than, the picture or frame of silver that adorns you!

As a point of comparison, read he following verse from he Bible.

 

“The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.”

Psalm 12:3, King James Version (KJV)

It is my understanding that silver cannot be any more pure than, by being purified seven times. Silver has long been known, for its purifying properties in medicine and science. Numerically, seven (7) in the Bible is, the number of, spiritual perfection. The “Lord” is, the author of those words and His words were pure words as, silver, purified seven times. The words of The Constitution, the picture of silver in comparison are, the pure words of us, you and I, We the people, from The Declaration of Independence, the apple of gold.

In another Psalm of the Bible, the psalmist says –

“Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings,”

Psalm 17:8, (KJV)

The apple of the eyes is, the central aperture of the eye.

 

“The phrase apple of my eye refers to something or someone that one cherishes above all others.“

Oxford English Dictionary: Apple (section 6 B) “the particular object of a person’s affection or regard; a greatly cherished person or occas. [sometimes] thing.”

 

This is exactly what We the people of The Declaration of Independence, the apple of gold, ordained and instituted our government, The Constitution, the picture of silver to do, to ever keep us each an apple of gold, in the apple of its eye!

Wings indicate the ability to fly and soar, to preserve and protect us, the apples of gold, to carry us and hide us (protect us) under the shadow of its wings. And this is precisely what We the people, the true and only government, the foundation and purpose of The Declaration of Independence, by which, we ordained and instituted our servant, The Constitution, the picture of silver to do. And this is, to preserve and protect our rights, our liberty and our freedoms!

 

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

excerpt from: The Declaration of Independence, 1776

 

This institution of, by and for the people is, the purpose and reason, for The Constitution, the picture of silver. And WE the People are, the apple of gold. We, the apple of gold, should ever be, the apple of the eye of The Constitution, the servant-serving government, the picture of silver!

 

“We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

Preamble to: The United States Constitution, 1789

 

WE the People, ordained and established this Constitution, this picture of silver and WE the People, can alter it or abolish it and institute and ordain new government IF, and WHENEVER, WE so choose!

 

“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 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.”

excerpt from: The Declaration of Independence, 1776

Some believe that our form of government is wholly unacceptable, for our day and time. They would argue that it was perhaps the best in its day, but its day has long gone. They would say that our form of government is unable to handle the needs of over 300 million people who live here today, without expanding the frame or picture of silver. Some also, argue that our original system of government was, only for men, white men and men that owned property. Many today argue that our original form of government excluded women and children and all other races, religions and ethnic backgrounds, but especially all others of any other socio-economic status, except for those of wealth. They would point towards the miss-treatment of slaves and the native Americans of  this country as well as, others. Under the premise that they are addressing the needs of all, they are actually on behalf of a select few, in practice, trying to rob all of us, of our unalienable rights. Even with good intentions, they have grown the picture or frame of silver, at the expense of the apple of gold. Many of these people are graduates of our finest Universities and Colleges in this country and may themselves purport to be of superior intellect. Many of them hold doctorate degrees. Many are lawyers and judges. Surely all these people know what is best, for the rest of us? In case you missed what I just wrote, let me say here now so there is no misunderstanding – it was with sarcasm!

The whole aim of education is to act. To be able to act, there must be understanding or blind following. The purpose of education is NOT to make blind followers, but to lead out of darkness and into the light; into something better. In order to do this, everyone must understand – every child and even a fool. Education that cannot be presented clearly and simply in order that ALL CAN UNDERSTAND is, not education or what the meaning of being educated is!

But all of them, all of these elite people, the smart-people in charge, work in and around government. Their fortunes and careers, center in or around government. And they tell us that they are aware of many problems and daily put forth their best efforts, we are told, to solve them. This government, this picture of silver has grown of such size that it is, the largest employer in our entire country. But government is, not a for-profit business. It makes nor produces anything. It is merely a service, empowered by, WE the People, the apple of gold.

There is another group of people who also realize that there are many problems today, in our union, our government, the picture of silver that is supposed to be made, for the apple of gold. They call for a re-resurgent call of say, 1970. In a speech by Howard Zinn, he titled his work then, ‘The Problem is Civil Obedience,’ 1970, from the Zinn Reader, Seven Stories Press.

IF the problem is, civil obedience then by sheer logic, the solution would be, civil disobedience. In fact, this is precisely what Zinn proposes in his speech. He even references The Declaration of Independence, as an example of civil disobedience. But this is an error! The Declaration of Independence, the apple of gold was, and still is, a legal document, not a threat or an act of civil disobedience! They were not disobeying the king. The king had disobeyed the laws that he was not supposed to do. His was an act of, uncivilized disobedience! His was an act of war!

Recently, in the 21st century, just two short years ago, the American actor, Matt Damon, seemed to channel Howard Zinn. Matt Damon read excerpts from a speech Howard Zinn gave in 1970, as part of a debate on civil disobedience. Matt Damon and his family were lifelong friends of the Zinns. If you so choose, the you tube video can be heard and viewed in its entirety at: (http://youtu.be/S2li9E_94MA). This performance was part of “The People Speak, Live!” show, featuring Damon, Lupe Fiasco and a cast of Chicago’s finest poets, actors, activists, artists, musicians, and writers. The show took place at the Metro in Chicago, on January 31, 2012, and was produced by Voices of a People’s History (peopleshistory.us) in collaboration with Louder Than a Bomb: The Chicago Youth Poetry Festival (youngchicagoauthors.org).

Others may like to believe and suggest that Martin Luther King and the march on Washington was, an example of civil disobedience. But it was merely a constitutional –

 

“…right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”-

– Bill of Rights, part of the first amendment

 

That March on Washington was NOT a protest, for the government to pass more laws, but for the government to protect the rights of all, that all, already were endowed with! Those rights were written in The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution of the United States and amended in The Constitution, over hundred years before, this march ever took place. They merely marched that the government, their government would enforce the laws they were sworn to uphold, for every citizen, every apple of gold in the picture of silver!

CNN added to its website, a video at 10:23 AM ET, on Thursday, February 12, 2015. On this video, Chris Cuomo, interviews Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice, Roy Moore and he (Cuomo) states clearly that our rights do not come from God, “they come from man.” If you so choose, you may hear and view it for yourself, on You Tube at: http://youtu.be/Er5aU9c1Dbc

Despite his intellect and education, this is an ignorant opinion, with absolutely no basis for fact or truth. We the people, the apple of gold were created equal and endowed with, certain unalienable rights, not by man (humanity), but by, “the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God!” It was from man’s law, the laws and broken laws of the king (a man) that We the People, sought separation and independence from and ordained and instituted government to preserve and protect and to remain at liberty, separate and independent of the laws of Man (humanity) and man’s (humanity’s) laws! For rights that come from man (humanity), can be taken away from man (human kind), by man (human kind). But our unalienable rights come from, “the Laws of Nature and Natures God!”

 

“…to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them”

excerpt from The Declaration of Independence

 

Note: Christopher Charles “Chris” Cuomo is a television journalist, currently at CNN. He previously was the ABC News chief law and justice correspondent, and co-anchor for ABC’s 20/20. He is the son of former New York Governor Mario Cuomo and the brother of current New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo.

Arguments for the egregious usurping of “the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God,” are put forward and pressed because, times have changed and definitions have changed. In fact,  unnecessary, almost un-numbered (seemingly without number) and unholy laws (laws unconstitutional or extra-constitutional) and interpretations have, diminished the apple of gold and greatly increased, the picture of silver!

Almost everyone would agree that there are many problems within our government, our picture of silver that is supposed to enhance and protect us, the apple of gold. But each problem seems to have its own nearly innumerable symptoms and there is some temporary band-aid for the nearly, infinite number of symptoms. But the real problem is not that our system of government, the frame or picture of silver is not enough to frame and protect the apple of gold. For centuries now, ever since 1776, government has grown under the idea that is must grow, in order to protect the many more apples of gold of today. To civilly disobey is, not the solution, unless the government de jure (pure law) was never sufficient, even when first written. But that was and are NOT the facts, the case or the truth. The best way I know how to explain the real problem is, by a picture.

 

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Almost hidden apple of gold in a Picture of Silver – click for full size

In the picture above, the apple of gold and The Declaration of Independence have nearly all, but disappeared. The Constitution (the original picture of silver) has been, overtaken by many, many other laws, rules and regulations, and interpretations by, the judicial system.

The original Constitution has been, overridden by the books you see within the frame. These are individual volumes which make up the many sections of the U.S. Code. All total, these and other laws and rules and regulations have come to, supersede the original Constitution. The apple of gold has not shrunk, the picture of silver has inordinately become, OVERGROWN! It is more like a mutation or a virus. This may be considered as, government de facto. Another legal term, for this monstrosity of a frame or picture of silver, which now dwarfs the almost invisible apple of gold is called, legal fiction. It is legal because, it proceeds from The Constitution (government de jure), but it is fiction (government de facto) because, it does not really exist. It is merely implied and accepted as, this is, just the way it is (government de facto). But this is NOT the way it is! Why and how can I say this? Because, our system of government, our Constitution, our picture of silver may have been altered, but never abolished nor have We the People, the apple of gold, the source and power of government, ever ordained, established or instituted new Government!

Have you ever heard or read, “the forest cannot be seen, for (because of) the trees?” Today, the apple of gold is almost NOT seen, for the largess of, the picture of silver.

Oh, the apple of gold still exists in theory and once in a while in practice, while the picture of silver continues to grow and expand, for itself, thriving at the expense of us, We the People, the apple of gold, in a picture of silver, pure silver. The bulging present frame is neither silver nor pure!

The Declaration of Independence, the apple of gold, the foundation and purpose of our government, has no legal standing in any court of law! The Preamble to The Constitution, the foundation and purpose of our government, the original picture of silver, has no legal standing in any court of law! This is how The Declaration of Independence and our Constitution, has been interpreted by the law, not of the land, but by man. And this is legal fiction!  But in truth, ANY court of law that does not preserve and protect the apple of gold and the picture of silver, has no legal standing, in either The Declaration of Independence or The Constitution of the United States of America!

The real and true problem lies NOT, in The Declaration of Independence, the apple of gold, or the original Constitution, the frame or picture of silver. The problem is clearly and simply, the fault of usurpers and interpreters that have intentionally or not, in contrast to Abraham Lincoln’s work in ‘Fragment on the Constitution and Union,’ the apple of gold has diminished and has been made, for the largeness of, the Picture of Silver!

But both The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution, provide us with the ONLY remedy. We the People, the apple of gold, need to RESET_but the picture of silver!

To do this, we must know HOW. But before that, we must know WHY. To do that, We must know WHEN, the exact place and time when, the picture of silver, took over the apple of gold. For the future, we must know and understand our present. To know and understand our present, we must know and understand our past that has gotten us to this day and time. And for this, we must start in 1861. That was the exact year when the picture of silver grew and has not ceased from unnaturally growing, ever since!

What is the reflection in the apple of your eye? Is it the largeness of the picture of silver or an apple of gold?

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What is reflected in the apple of your eye? – click for full size

 

1 of WE the People,

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Note: This post will most likely be the introduction to the sequel, for, ‘RESET “An UN-alien’s guide to Resetting our Republic.”’ The title of this future book, already in process and all art work here is, for: “An Apple of Gold in a Picture of Silver” – In progress.

D.

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