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Divide & Conquer

April 10, 2010

by Dahni

© Copyright 4/10/10

all rights reserved

HOW can WE the People regain control of OUR right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?” WE have delved into what won’t work in order to find what will work.

The List (simplified)

8.   Establish a new service to restore OUR rights to “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

Today: Divide and Conquer

Last time WE looked at Civil War Ignorance from the Southern Perspective and its part in shaping the corrupt, corrupting and corruptible “system” within and around OUR republic. In the midst of so learned and freedom seeking society in the 1800’s in what is now the U.S.A.ignorance still prevailed in matters of slavery. Generation after generation passed this ignorance forward often without detection, but certainly without correction. Over time, this ignorance – justified and rationalized, became a ‘mindset.’ WE need to understand how this “mindset,” this ignorance; this corrupt, corrupting and corruptible “system” not only caused the Civil War, the the so-called Reconstruction period after and has reached all the way to our present day.

Today WE will look at what transpired in the four years of the American Civil War and the consequences WE the People are still adversely affected by today.

Remember the words of Abraham Lincoln from his first inaugural address.

“…no Administration by any extreme of wickedness or folly can very seriously injure the Government in the short space of four years.”

Lincoln, Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861, Excerpt from the 35th paragraph

Perhaps I could have titled this ‘What Could Happen in Just Four Years,’ but since its effects were so far reaching; so generational and remains with US today, ‘Divide and Conquer’ just has a better fit. The idea may bring to mind military tactics and that is appropriate since the beginning or the setting of this ‘mindset;’ this ignorance and corrupt, corrupting and corruptible ‘system’ was the American Civil War.

Lincoln had promised in his inaugural address March 4, 1861, not to interfere with slavery.

“I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so.”

Lincoln, Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861, Paragraph 4

But about eighteen months later, he apparently had some purpose directly or indirectly to interfere with slavery and believed he had the lawful right and inclination to do so. For what reason or purpose was this apparent contradiction or hypocritical change made?

“That on the first day of January in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any State, or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free;”

Lincoln, Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, September 22, 1862

Note: Only the slaves from those states which had seceded from the Union were freed.

The South fired first on Fort Sumter which was the official start of the Civil War. Lincoln believed this was sufficient justification to suppress a rebellion or an insurrection against the authority of the United States. Both the North and the South were now firmly engaged in defense of their perspectives. The principal revenue of the South was from agriculture and specifically, cotton. Most of their revenue and their entire economy including the need to raise money for the conflict between the North and South depended largely on cotton. Slavery was used to produce this revenue. So why would Lincoln only free the slaves of those states then part of the Confederate states under their control. Here is the first use of the idea of dividing and conquering. WE need to understand southern culture of these times.

Though many slaves could neither read nor write, they could hear and they could speak. Contrary to the beliefs of many, slaves could think too! Southern plantations depended on slavery to not only for the production of their chief revenue producing crop, cotton, but for the continuance of Southern culture and comforts. Slaves not only worked in the fields, but they served their masters in the master’s home. Slaves did most of the cooking and cleaning, but basically everything necessary for the comforts of their masters including entertainment. Some slaves were house servants and were privy to many conversations of their owners and guests which gathered and discussed the events of the day.

Imagine a dinner party in some southern plantation. People are gathered around and discussing Lincoln’s audacity in freeing ‘their’ slaves. No doubt some may even stated that Lincoln was wholly ignorant and that this action would avail to nothing. Meanwhile, house slaves and perhaps were serving the guests cookies, cake and punch. These house slaves could hear the conversations and their masters would need not be concerned about it because after all, they were ignorant and slaves, what could they possibly understand or do anything about it? Well they could think and they could hope and they could talk to other slaves on the plantation. Some were emboldened to escape with just a small hope that if they could just get to the North or some area under the control of the North, they would be free!

There were some whites of both the North and the South who would help them to become freed because they were compassionate people and rejected either the cruelty towards slaves or the idea of slavery. There were also those whites from both the North and South that saw this as an opportunity to start a new business and make a lot of money in helping slaves escape. Some would for a certain price help the slave escape and for another fee, get the same slave back into the control of their former masters. Often re-captured slaves were subjected to horrible cruelty and sometimes even death to make them examples to other slaves. Lincoln’s first emancipation proclamation was to some degree effective, but it also came with great costs, especially to the slaves.

The board was set and the pieces were in motion. The North at all cost must put down this rebellion. The South at all costs must defend itself. WE now return to the onset of this conflict, about a month after Lincoln’s inaugural address in March of 1861. Plans must be made to divide and conquer the South and bring them back into the Union under the authority of the United States government.

Lincoln as commander and chief had begun to fortify the nation’s capitol in Washington, D.C. with troops. This came to the attention of Congress and particularly the Senate. They wanted to no why the troops were there, how many there were and their purpose and the how long they would be in place. The questions went unanswered by Lincoln. Congress adjourned sine die (without a day) to reconvene. On April 15, 1861, Lincoln made the following proclamation.

“Now therefore, I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, in virtue of the power in me vested by the Constitution, and the laws, have thought fit to call forth, and hereby do call forth, the militia of the several States of the Union,…”

Proclamation Calling Militia and Convening Congress, 2nd Paragraph

“And I hereby command the persons composing the combinations aforesaid to disperse, and retire peaceably to their respective abodes within twenty days from this date. Deeming that the present condition of public affairs presents an extraordinary occasion, I do hereby, in virtue of the power in me vested by the Constitution, convene both Houses of Congress. Senators and Representatives are therefore summoned to assemble at their respective chambers, at 12 o’clock, noon, on Thursday, the fourth day of July, next,…

Proclamation Calling Militia and Convening Congress, 5th Paragraph

Lincoln’s authority was based on sections of the U.S. Constitution

Article II

Section 2. The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States;…

Section 3. He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall…

Under the “extraordinary Occasions’ clause, in calling out the military and convening the Congress, Lincoln assumes power normally granted to Congress, but according to his interpretation, he was exercising his power from the Constitution to suppress a “rebellion” or an “invasion.”

Article I

Section 9. The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.

With this section from the Constitution, and with the “extraordinary Occasions” clause and in calling out the military and convening Congress, Lincoln is essentially setting up the framework of Martial Law. Martial Law would actually be declared, but basically, the Congress, the Judiciary and the military were under the jurisdiction of the Executive branch of government and ultimately the president of the United States.

Article IV

Section 3. New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union; but no new States shall be formed or erected within the Jurisdiction of any other State; nor any State be formed by the Junction of two or more States, or Parts of States, without the Consent of the Legislatures of the States concerned as well as of the Congress.

Part of Virginia remained loyal to the Union and out of the state of Virginia a new state would be formed which is and remains to this day, the state of West Virginia.

Section 4. The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.

Article VI

All Debts contracted and Engagements entered into, before the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as under the Confederation.

This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwith-standing.

U.S. Constitution

Amendment X

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The Government will not assail you. You can have no conflict without being yourselves the aggressors. You have no oath registered in heaven to destroy the Government, while I shall have the most solemn one to “preserve, protect, and defend it.”

Lincoln, Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861, Paragraph 37

Although the Confederacy technically fired fist on Fort Sumter, which officially started the Civil War, there is more than sufficient evidence to support that Lincoln manipulated the response in favor of Union justification to put down a rebellion.

“I am loath to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.”

Lincoln, Inaugural Address, March 4, 1861, Paragraph 38

Perhaps, there are no greater to compare with these? Where is a clearer example as to heartfelt and sincere desire for peace among the states and to avert war? If a man is to be believed to say what he means and to mean what he says, perhaps there is no greater proof of the intentions and the innermost being of President Abraham Lincoln, than this last paragraph of his inaugural address. But sadly, these words of a man for those which agreed were from decisions based on ignorance. False premises lead to false conclusions. These conclusions led to consequences so great, they are still felt by every person within thee United States of America and maybe even the entire world today!

Even though the Constitution with its set of checks and balances had endured to this point, if it were perfect and all the people were content, then secession would never have been considered throughout the history of the United States nor first attempted by the Confederate States of America. Lincoln stated that no administration “by any extreme of wickedness or folly can very seriously injure the Government in the short space of four years.”

Yet in four years the loss of life was greater than that of all the conflicts involving the United States up to 1861-1865 and through the first year of the Vietnam War, combined.

In four years, the entire country was reformed under ‘legal fiction,’ having two separate United States and two separate sets of states with the same identical names.

In four years, the Constitutional Congress became an Executive Congress.

In four years, the Judiciary branch was dominated by the Executive branch.

In four years, the president of the United States called out the military and convened both houses of Congress.

In four years, the president instituted a military draft, excluding certain individuals including those that could afford to be excluded by either $300 dollars or sending an adequate replacement. In four years, as a direct result of this, the Conscription Act, riots broke out in the country and the worst of which was in New York City, the worse riot in injuries, loss of life and property damage from OUR beginnings since 1776 through the present-day.

In four years under the same Conscription Act, all of the states were set as “district” states under the jurisdiction of the Federal Government. These “district states” still exist today. This presidential proclamation or order, having never been rescinded, cancelled or overturned since 1863 to OUR present day, remains in force.

In four years the Federal government would interfere with the institution of slavery, first by freeing only the slaves in the Confederate States in 1862 and then only certain slaves (not all) with the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863.

In four years it would take until 1871 for all the former Confederate states to be re-admitted into the Union and until 1965 for segregation to become officially abolished and Civil Rights to be enforced.

In four years, the banking industry would be taken over by the Federal Government as it remains to the present-day.

In four years the president of the United States declared Martial Law and suspended habeas corpus.

In four years, the term “legal fiction” would be first instituted and used in legal dictionaries.

In four years the seeds of the weeds of a corrupt, corrupting and corruptible “system” were sown.

In four years a ‘mindset’ would be so established that it would place all the races, the sexes and adults above the age of eighteen, under the jurisdiction of the Federal Government of which is still in force today.

In four years a faux government, the United States, Inc. would be framed and would incorporate all the “district” states under the jurisdiction of the District of Columbia officially by an act of Congress in 1871.

In four years, Lincoln was officially the first president of the United States to have been assassinated while still in office.

Note: William Henry Harrison died of pneumonia after only 31 days in office, but some conspiracy theorists believe he was murdered. But to be sure, he was the first US president to die in office.

All of these thing were either done in four years or the blueprints for a nearly complete take-over of OUR republic were drafted and has continually been constructed and expanded ever since. All of this was instituted by the Executive branch of government which no doubt was passionate and committed to saving the Union. All of this began by ignorance and the consequences so grave, yet there is no evidence to support that it was of evil intent. The premises were wrong, the conclusions were wrong and this ‘mindset’ remains mostly still undetected and uncorrected to this day.

Lincoln was not alone in these actions which lead to such consequences and neither was the South in their part of this corrupt, corrupting and corruptible “system.” This has been not an exercise to blame or to defame anyone, but to only show how ignorance; a ‘mindset’ and how a corrupt, corrupting and corruptible ‘system’ has become the dominate force in politics.

It is power that can corrupt and absolute power absolutely corrupts. Corruption cannot be changed or rehabilitated. It can only be eliminated.

Corrupt power can only be fed by more power. It only accepts equal power. It only recognizes greater power. OUR government was purposely designed to be limited and its limited powers were granted by US, WE the People. WE the People are, the greater power!

WE the People must detect and correct this corrupt, corrupting and corruptible ‘system!’ It’s only correction is its elimination!

The idea to divide and conquer has long been used as a military tactic throughout the history of the human race. This as a tactic was done in the American Civil War by the North to re-take the South, but it went much further. Next time WE will look at how this ‘mindset’ continued after Lincoln through what is referred to as the Reconstruction Period from 1865  – 1871. It is still going on today.

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Civil War Ignorance – Northern Perspective

April 2, 2010

by Dahni

© Copyright 4/2/10

all rights reserved

HOW can WE the People regain control of OUR right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?” WE have delved into what won’t work in order to find what will work.

The List (simplified)

8.   Establish a new service to restore OUR rights to “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

Today: Civil War Ignorance – Northern Perspective

Last time WE looked at ignorance and its part in shaping the corrupt, corrupting and corruptible “system” within and around OUR republic.  In the midst of so learned and freedom seeking society in the 1600’s and 1700’s in what is now the U.S.A., ignorance still prevailed in matters of slavery. Generation after generation passed this ignorance forward often without detection, but certainly without correction. Over time, this ignorance – justified and rationalized, became a ‘mindset.’ WE need to understand how this “mindset,” this ignorance; this corrupt, corrupting and corruptible “system” caused the Civil War. Today WE will look at the Northern Perspective. WE will look at 1 man – Abraham Lincoln, his first inaugural address and the U.S. Constitution for the justification or rationalization of this ignorance from the Northern Perspective.

Even before Lincoln was sworn in as president of the United States, several states had already seceded. After Lincoln’s first inaugural address, other states quickly followed. Representatives and Senators had already made their intentions known in Congress. Congress had already passed a motion to remove their names from the roll call, but not to expel them. Lincoln knew this.

In his first inaugural address, Lincoln begins with the issue of slavery.

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“I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so.”

Abraham Lincoln
First Inaugural Address,
4th paragraphMarch 4, 1861

First of all, Lincoln in his opening remarks, made slavery an issue, because in his mind, the constitutions of the previously seceded states and those considering secession, already made slavery an issue. Remember the bold red and underlined words above, as WE will later see an apparent contradiction to each of them.

Lincoln’s address then proceeds to states rights.

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“Resolved, That the maintenance inviolate of the rights of the States, and especially the right of each State to order and control its own domestic institutions according to its own judgment exclusively, is essential to that balance of power on which the perfection and endurance of our political fabric depend; and we denounce the lawless invasion by armed force of the soil of any State or Territory, no matter what pretext, as among the gravest of crimes.”

Abraham Lincoln
First Inaugural Address, 5th paragraph
March 4, 1861

The words “domestic,” “perfection” and “lawless” are interesting. Domestic rights would by the omission here, exclude the state’s foreign rights to be exercised between other states, which would be foreign in the same sense that the state would have no rights to deal with a foreign country. The word “perfection” refers to OUR system of government and it would later in his address, imply that it is perfect. The word “lawless” would only mean that invasion by armed forces of any state or territory could only occur if there was such a law allowing it.

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“There is much controversy about the delivering up of fugitives from service or labor. The clause I now read is as plainly written in the Constitution as any other of its provisions:”

Abraham Lincoln
First Inaugural Address,
Paragraph 8

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[“No person held to service or labor in one State, under the laws thereof, escaping into another, shall in consequence of any law or regulation therein be discharged from such service or labor, but shall be delivered up on claim of the party to whom such service or labor may be due.”]

Abraham Lincoln
First Inaugural Address,
Paragraph 9

(Lincoln quoting from the U.S. Constitution, Article IV, Section 2, 3rd paragraph)

His answer or solution to resolving this issue is in:

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“Now, if they would make the effort in good temper, could they not with nearly equal unanimity frame and pass a law by means of which to keep good that unanimous oath?”

Abraham Lincoln
First Inaugural Address,
Excerpt from paragraph 10

But then he argues that oaths should still be kept despite any difference of opinion as to how they should be kept.

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“And should anyone in any case be content that his oath shall go unkept on a merely unsubstantial controversy as to how it shall be kept?”

Abraham Lincoln
First Inaugural Address,
Excerpt from paragraph 11

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I do suggest that it will be much safer for all, both in official and private stations, to conform to and abide by all those acts which stand unrepealed than to violate any of them trusting to find impunity in having them held to be unconstitutional.”

Abraham Lincoln
First Inaugural Address,
Excerpt from paragraph 13

Lincoln’s suggestion implies that those states which had seceded or that were considering secession were violating the law “to find impunity in having them held to be unconstitutional.”

Lincoln continues and addresses the idea or concept of secession.

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“I hold that in contemplation of universal law and of the Constitution the Union of these States is perpetual. Perpetuity is implied, if not expressed, in the fundamental law of all national governments. It is safe to assert that no government proper ever had a provision in its organic law for its own termination. Continue to execute all the express provisions of our National Constitution, and the Union will endure forever, it being impossible to destroy it except by some action not provided for in the instrument itself.”

Abraham Lincoln
First Inaugural Address,
Paragraph 15

The words “I hold” are in direct contrast to the first three words of the Constitution which are, “WE the People.” Perpetuity though Lincoln believed it may be implied is not written in the Constitution to which his words “if not expressed” indicate his belief that perpetuity is implied. However, the absence of “perpetuity” in the Constitution relates to its jurisdiction (the creators not that which is created) which is, “WE the People.” The argument that no government including OURS has never provided a means for its own termination, may be true for other governments, but not OURS! OUR government may be changed by amendments by congress or the people and it may be terminated by the very source from which it began, by the same three first words of the Constitution, “WE the People.”

Lincoln continues to argue the perpetuity of OUR union.

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“Again: If the United States be not a government proper, but an association of States in the nature of contract merely, can it, as a contract, be peaceably unmade by less than all the parties who made it? One party to a contract may violate it-break it, so to speak-but does it not require all to lawfully rescind it? Descending from these general principles, we find the proposition that in legal contemplation the Union is perpetual confirmed by the history of the Union itself.”

Abraham Lincoln
First Inaugural Address,
Paragraph 16

This is the address of the president and Chief Executive. Lincoln was a lawyer and he here presents a legal argument as if addressing the court, the judges being the people. His arguments are interpretative of the law. This is the first indication that the executive branch of government would take control of both the Legislative and Judiciary branches of government, which Lincoln would later do.  Not only does the Constitution not mention contracts and associations, neither does it mention perpetuity which Lincoln in his address has already indicated it was not mentioned.  He mentions that contracts cannot be peaceably terminated, but there is no mention that they could not be forcibly terminated by one or all parties in concern. The Constitution was not ratified by all the states, at the same time, but by a majority of the states and at specific times. His premise that all states would be necessary to break a contract or comparing contracts to a “government proper,” is based on the premise that OUR union is perpetual. He then uses history to substantiate his premise in support of his conclusion.

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“Descending from these general principles, we find the proposition that in legal contemplation the Union is perpetual confirmed by the history of the Union itself. The Union is much older than the Constitution. It was formed, in fact, by the Articles of Association in 1774. It was matured and continued by the Declaration of Independence in 1776. It was further matured, and the faith of all the then thirteen States expressly plighted and engaged that it should be perpetual, by the Articles of Confederation in 1778. And finally, in 1787, one of the declared objects for ordaining and establishing the Constitution was “to form a more perfect Union.”

Abraham Lincoln
First Inaugural Address,
Paragraph 17

Although over a hundred years of associating with one another, confederating or constituting with one another, may seem like the union is perpetual, but this is not a logical argument, because the premise is wrong and therefore so likewise, is the conclusion. The only accurate reference in writing or in the above history to which Lincoln referred to in citing the word “perpetual,” was the Articles of Confederation. The literal title of this document is: The Articles of Confederation of the Union Perpetual. The word “perpetual” does not appear in the Constitution. In fact, the Constitution was a wholly new government which ended the previous one in replacing the Articles of Confederation. John Adams, Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson did not attend the Constitutional Convention. Jefferson referred to all those in attendance as “demigods.”

To be honest however, Jefferson later came to respect many of the changes made and the Constitution itself. But he and other founders of OUR republic wrote of the states rights to secede. Some states had even considered secession long before the birth of Lincoln. Newspapers all across the country in 1860 including New York wrote editorials in support of the states rights to secede. Of these historical facts, Lincoln does not mention in his first inaugural address when using history, endeavoring to argue that the union was perpetual.

Lincoln relates in his argument that the Union is perpetual with the words from the Constitution, “to form a more perfect Union.” WE need to understand these words and to be perfectly clear about them. They are not literal!!! They are a figure of speech. If they were literal, it would be completely illogical. If something is perfect, it cannot become more perfect or less perfect. As a figure of speech, the emphasis is on perfection as a goal to strive for. The Constitution was considered to be a better union than the previous Confederation. But the fact that Lincoln views these words in a more literal sense and to further make his argument on the perpetuity of the Union is seen, in his next paragraph of his first inaugural address.

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“But if destruction of the Union by one or by a part only of the States be lawfully possible, the Union is less perfect than before the Constitution, having lost the vital element of perpetuity.”

Abraham Lincoln
First Inaugural Address,
Paragraph 18

Lincoln himself uses a figure of speech to further his argument with the words, “less perfect.” His reasoning that the Union would be “less perfect” if it lost the “element of perpetuity is illogical.” It is illogical because his premise is incorrect. Less perfect in the literal sense is illogical. The figure of speech here emphasizes “perfect” as a goal, but to the infallible human being, perfection is not possible, nor is to make something more perfect or less perfect.

Having stated his false premises, Lincoln then makes his conclusion, which would also, be false.

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“It follows from these views that no State upon its own mere motion can lawfully get out of the Union; that resolves and ordinances to that effect are legally void, and that acts of violence within any State or States against the authority of the United States are insurrectionary or revolutionary, according to circumstances.”

Abraham Lincoln
First Inaugural Address,
Paragraph 19

The words, “the authority of the United States,” clearly state Lincoln’s perspective and that of many of the north. This is indicative of the idea that the thing created (the Constitution) is superior to the creators, WE the People.

Lincoln according to his conclusion states that “acts of violence within any State or States against the authority of the United States are insurrectionary or revolutionary, according to circumstances.” According to the dictionary, an “insurrection” and a “revolution,” are defined as follows.

Insurrection: an act or instance of rising in revolt, rebellion, or resistance against civil authority or an established government.

Revolution: an overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed.

Definitions based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2010.

Lincoln further cements his conclusion with the following paragraph.

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“I therefore consider that in view of the Constitution and the laws the Union is unbroken, and to the extent of my ability, I shall take care, as the Constitution itself expressly enjoins upon me, that the laws of the Union be faithfully executed in all the States.”

Abraham Lincoln
First Inaugural Address,
Excerpt from paragraph 20

If the Union was “unbroken” according to Lincoln’s argument, there was no reason to state that “the laws of the Union be faithfully executed in all the States,” unless the southern states by an “act of violence as either an insurrection or a revolution under the authority of the United States required it. This requirement would necessitate force, which contradicts what he already said and what WE have already read from the 5th paragraph of his first inaugural address. Here it is again:

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“Resolved, That the maintenance inviolate of the rights of the States, and especially the right of each State to order and control its own domestic institutions according to its own judgment exclusively, is essential to that balance of power on which the perfection and endurance of our political fabric depend; and we denounce the lawless invasion by armed force of the soil of any State or Territory, no matter what pretext, as among the gravest of crimes.”

Abraham Lincoln
First Inaugural Address, 5th paragraph
March 4, 1861

So this action would necessitate the South in essence, to fire first which would be responded to by the use of force. However, to execute the law in “all the States,” since the southern states were not abiding by this Union, either coercion or force would be necessary according to Lincoln’s argument. Coercion is defined as follows:

1. the act of coercing; use of force or intimidation to obtain compliance.

2. force or the power to use force in gaining compliance, as by a government or police force.

Definition based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2010

Coercion could include other means, methods and manners to enforce the law besides force, whereas the word force is clear.

Coercion or force is implied by Lincoln in his next paragraph.

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“In doing this there needs to be no bloodshed or violence, and there shall be none unless it be forced upon the national authority. The power confided to me will be used to hold, occupy, and possess the property and places belonging to the Government and to collect the duties and imposts; but beyond what may be necessary for these objects, there will be no invasion, no using of force against or among the people anywhere.”

Abraham Lincoln
First Inaugural Address,
Excerpt from paragraph 21

How would it be possible to enforce the law in holding, occupying and possessing the property belong to Government unless by coercion or force if this property was questioned as to its ownership? How would it be possible to enforce the law in collecting duties and imposts unless by coercion or force if they were questioned as to its legitimacy? The southern states believed it was their property and as a foreign nation, they were not subject to the duties and imposts of the United States. Therefore, the only action the Union could take against the Confederacy would have to be by coercion or force, whether the South would invade or not.

Lincoln has gone further than as if to argue a case before a court. His conclusions and subsequent actions are indicative of judgment being made by a court. His interpretation of the Constitution is indicative of “legislating from the bench.” In his first inaugural address, Lincoln has become the Chief Executive, and has dominated both the Legislative and the Judiciary branches of the Government. This will be substantiated as WE continue here.

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“That there are persons in one section or another who seek to destroy the Union at all events and are glad of any pretext to do it I will neither affirm nor deny; but if there be such, I need address no word to them. To those, however, who really love the Union may I not speak?”

Abraham Lincoln
First Inaugural Address,
Paragraph 23

If he neither affirms nor denies that there are those that “seek to destroy the Union,”

Why bring this up and why use the word “destroy.” Was there only two types of people at this time, those that “seek to destroy the Union,” and those “who really love the Union?”

The opposite of this would be if you do not love the union then therefore you seek to destroy it. The words used here are inflammatory.

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“Before entering upon so grave a matter as the destruction of our national fabric, with all its benefits, its memories, and its hopes, would it not be wise to ascertain precisely why we do it? Will you hazard so desperate a step while there is any possibility that any portion of the ills you fly from have no real existence? Will you, while the certain ills you fly to are greater than all the real ones you fly from, will you risk the commission of so fearful a mistake?”

Abraham Lincoln
First Inaugural Address,
Paragraph 24

Lincoln suggests here that perhaps there is no real reason for their secession and the possibility of greater consequences in leaving the Union. Is this statement to discredit the South and a veiled threat? This is the second use of the root word or “destroy.” He also suggests that perhaps there exists no “real” reason for the South to secede and the consequences would be greater in so doing than for having left it for no reason.

25

All profess to be content in the Union if all constitutional rights can be maintained. Is it true, then, that any right plainly written in the Constitution has been denied? I think not. Happily, the human mind is so constituted that no party can reach to the audacity of doing this. Think, if you can, of a single instance in which a plainly written provision of the Constitution has ever been denied. If by the mere force of numbers a majority should deprive a minority of any clearly written constitutional right, it might in a moral point of view justify revolution; certainly would if such right were a vital one.”

What is a vital right as opposed to a non-vital right? It is obvious that the south was not content to remain in the Union. If his argument is correct that there is no Constitutional reason for the South to secede, it must rest with slavery on the part of the South, according to Lincoln’s viewpoint.

25

“But such is not our case. All the vital rights of minorities and of individuals are so plainly assured to them by affirmations and negations, guaranties and prohibitions, in the Constitution that controversies never arise concerning them. But no organic law can ever be framed with a provision specifically applicable to every question which may occur in practical administration. No foresight can anticipate nor any document of reasonable length, contain express provisions for all possible questions. Shall fugitives from labor be surrendered by national or by State authority? The Constitution does not expressly say. May Congress prohibit slavery in the Territories? The Constitution does not expressly say. Must Congress protect slavery in the Territories? The Constitution does not expressly say.”

Abraham Lincoln
First Inaugural Address,
Excerpts from paragraph 25

This obviously shows that the Constitution is not perfect, was never intended to be perfect and the Union of the states are not nor ever were considered to be either perfect or perpetual. Again, Lincoln argues that no Constitutional right has been violated and so therefore the only disagreement between the Union and the Confederacy would be slavery? This is spelled out plainly in the next paragraph.

26

From questions of this class spring all our constitutional controversies, and we divide upon them into majorities and minorities. If the minority will not acquiesce, the majority must, or the Government must cease.”

Abraham Lincoln
First Inaugural Address,
Excerpt from paragraph 26

Now his argument centers on two choices, to “acquiesce” or not and the latter would cause the government to cease. If neither the majority nor the minority are willing to cooperate, then another choice would be to separate? And if separate, government could still continue for both.

26

“There is no other alternative, for continuing the Government is acquiescence on one side or the other. If a minority in such case will secede rather than acquiesce, they make a precedent which in turn will divide and ruin them, for a minority of their own will secede from them whenever a majority refuses to be controlled by such minority. For instance, why may not any portion of a new confederacy a year or two hence arbitrarily secede again, precisely as portions of the present Union now claim to secede from it? All who cherish disunion sentiments are now being educated to the exact temper of doing this.”

Abraham Lincoln
First Inaugural Address,
Excerpt from paragraph 26

The words “the Government” relates to the 19th paragraph of this address with the words, “the authority of the United States.” Again the thing created appears to be greater than those that created it (WE the People), it is perpetual and only all the states could disband it.

27

Is there such perfect identity of interests among the States to compose a new union as to produce harmony only and prevent renewed secession?”

Abraham Lincoln
First Inaugural Address,
Excerpt from paragraph 27

28

“Plainly the central idea of secession is the essence of anarchy. A majority held in restraint by constitutional checks and limitations, and always changing easily with deliberate changes of popular opinions and sentiments, is the only true sovereign of a free people. Whoever rejects it does of necessity fly to anarchy or to despotism. Unanimity is impossible. The rule of a minority, as a permanent arrangement, is wholly inadmissible; so that, rejecting the majority principle, anarchy or despotism in some form is all that is left.”

Abraham Lincoln
First Inaugural Address,
Paragraph 28

First of all, what is the definition of “anarchy” and what was its origin?

Anarchy – a state of society without government or law.

Origin:
1530–40; (< MF anarchie or ML anarchia) < Gk, anarchía lawlessness, lit., lack of a leader, equiv. to ánarch(os) leaderless (an- an-1 +arch(ós) leader + -os adj. suffix) + -ia -y3

Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2010.

From where does Lincoln derive his interpretation that secession is anarchy? What would the Revolutionary War have been, anarchy? And just because changes to the Constitution are made from popular opinion or sentiment, does this mean any have lost their unalienable rights or opposing those changes would be considered anarchists flying to anarchy or despotism? According to Lincoln’s viewpoint and those of the North that agreed with him, it would be anarchy or despotism. But what then was the Revolutionary War? What then are unalienable rights?

According to Lincoln, it is only the Constitution which is, “the only true sovereign of a free people.” The Constitution is a created thing, created of, for and by the people, and it is OUR unalienable rights which are the true sovereignty of a free people! And what are the sovereign nations of the Native American Indians and in many respects, the nature of exemptions of the Amish people?

Lincoln states that, “Unanimity is impossible.” Was not the Declaration of Independence a unanimous decision? Was not the Articles of Confederation of the Union Perpetual, a unanimous decision? Do not all members “All members of Congress swear their support to the whole Constitution,” (from Lincoln’s 10th paragraph) and is this not unanimous? Seventy two years later in 1933 and even though only ¾ of the states were required to amend the constitution (36 of 48 states at the time), 39 states ratified the 20th Amendment to the Constitution. This included all the former Confederate States except for Florida. However nine additional states including Florida subsequently ratified this amendment.  Since Hawaii and Alaska were not then states in 1933, 48 states were unanimous in ratifying this amendment. Total agreement or unanimity may not always be probable or possible, but it is not impossible!

29

“I do not forget the position assumed by some that constitutional questions are to be decided by the Supreme Court, nor do I deny that such decisions must be binding in any case upon the parties to a suit as to the object of that suit, while they are also entitled to very high respect and consideration in all parallel cases by all other departments of the Government. And while it is obviously possible that such decision may be erroneous in any given case, still the evil effect following it, being limited to that particular case, with the chance that it may be overruled and never become a precedent for other cases, can better be borne than could the evils of a different practice. At the same time, the candid citizen must confess that if the policy of the Government upon vital questions affecting the whole people is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court, the instant they are made in ordinary litigation between parties in personal actions the people will have ceased to be their own rulers, having to that extent practically resigned their Government into the hands of that eminent tribunal. Nor is there in this view any assault upon the court or the judges. It is a duty from which they may not shrink to decide cases properly brought before them, and it is no fault of theirs if others seek to turn their decisions to political purposes.”

Abraham Lincoln
First Inaugural Address,
Paragraph 29

The words in bold red italics are the true purpose of secession, that the people are the rulers (creators) and not the government (the created thing).

30

One section of our country believes slavery is right and ought to be extended, while the other believes it is wrong and ought not to be extended. This is the only substantial dispute. The fugitive-slave clause of the Constitution and the law for the suppression of the foreign slave trade are each as well enforced, perhaps, as any law can ever be in a community where the moral sense of the people imperfectly supports the law itself. The great body of the people abide by the dry legal obligation in both cases, and a few break over in each. This, I think, can not be perfectly cured, and it would be worse in both cases after the separation of the sections than before. The foreign slave trade, now imperfectly suppressed, would be ultimately revived without restriction in one section, while fugitive slaves, now only partially surrendered, would not be surrendered at all by the other.”

Abraham Lincoln
First Inaugural Address,
Excerpts from paragraph 30

Again, slavery is made an issue here and that according to Lincoln, “the only substantial dispute.” In as he has thus argued, the Union is perfect, to withdraw from it would make it “less perfect,” and “the only substantial dispute,” (slavery) “can not be perfectly cured, and it would be worse in both cases after the separation of the sections than before.”

31

“Physically speaking, we can not separate. We can not remove our respective sections from each other nor build an impassable wall between them. A husband and wife may be divorced and go out of the presence and beyond the reach of each other, but the different parts of our country can not do this. They can not but remain face to face, and intercourse, either amicable or hostile, must continue between them. Is it possible, then, to make that intercourse more advantageous or more satisfactory after separation than before? Can aliens make treaties easier than friends can make laws? Can treaties be more faithfully enforced between aliens than laws can among friends? Suppose you go to war, you can not fight always; and when, after much loss on both sides and no gain on either, you cease fighting, the identical old questions, as to terms of intercourse, are again upon you.”

Abraham Lincoln
First Inaugural Address,
Paragraph 31

Why would is not be possible to physically separate? Why would it not be possible to build a wall of separation between the North and the South, impractical, but why not possible? China built a wall thousands of years ago. Kingdoms built walls for protection to keep enemies out. The analogy of a divorced couple is inappropriate. It is possible to divorce and due to custody and other issues, the former husband and wife could remain in the same location and even the same house with or without ever speaking to each other. So the states could do the same thing.

“Suppose you go to war, you can not fight always; and when, after much loss on both sides and no gain on either, you cease fighting, the identical old questions, as to terms of intercourse, are again upon you.” Who is the word “you” repeatedly used here referring to? Is it not the Confederate States? And are WE not in essence face to face with Canada and yet separate nations, but for the most part WE each maintain an amicable relationship? The words here are accusatory – you go to war, you can’t fight forever, you cease fighting and then, “the same old identical questions, as to terms of intercourse, are again upon you.”

32

This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing Government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it.”

Abraham Lincoln
First Inaugural Address,
Excerpt from paragraph 32

These two sentences are accurate, but WE have already seen from Lincoln’s address that “the people” refer to all the people of the United States. His argument is that the Union is perpetual, the Constitution was written as “a more perfect union,” and to disband it would make it “less perfect.” Along with perpetuity and perfection he equates the “revolutionary right” in overthrowing the government can only be done by all the people of all the states since all got into the Union when OUR country first began. This would therefore be a unanimous decision and Lincoln has already stated that “unanimity is not possible.” This all appears to be contradictory. He finishes out this paragraph in basically referring to Article 5 of the U.S. Constitution about amendments.

32

“I understand a proposed amendment to the Constitution — which amendment, however, I have not seen — has passed Congress, to the effect that the Federal government shall never interfere with the domestic institutions of the States, including that of persons held to service.”

Abraham Lincoln
First Inaugural Address,
Excerpt from paragraph 32

The amendment referred to here was called The Corwin Amendment and was passed by Congress on March 2, 1861 and just two days before his inaugural address. The proposed amendment would have forbidden attempts to subsequently amend the Constitution to empower the Congress to “abolish or interfere” with the “domestic institutions” of the states, including “persons held to labor or service” (a reference to slavery). The Corwin Amendment was intended to prohibit the Congress from banning slavery in those states whose laws permitted it. This amendment has never been ratified by the states, although it was submitted to the states without any time restraints. Adoption of the Thirteenth Amendment, abolishing slavery, ended any realistic chance of it ever being adopted. It reads as follows:

“No amendment shall be made to the Constitution which will authorize or give to Congress the power to abolish or interfere, within any State, with the domestic institutions thereof, including that of persons held to labor or service by the laws of said State.”

Non-ratified Corwin Amendment

Why did Lincoln bring up this amendment other than to strengthen his point that it was only slavery which was the sole point of division between the North and the South? See paragraph 30 previously and note the words:

“One section of our country believes slavery is right and ought to be extended, while the other believes it is wrong and ought not to be extended. This is the only substantial dispute.”

Abraham Lincoln
First Inaugural Address,
Excerpt from paragraph 30

33

The Chief Magistrate derives all his authority from the people, and they have referred none upon him to fix terms for the separation of the States. The people themselves can do this if also they choose, but the Executive as such has nothing to do with it. His duty is to administer the present Government as it came to his hands and to transmit it unimpaired by him to his successor.”

Abraham Lincoln
First Inaugural Address,
Excerpt from paragraph 33

Magistrate – mag·is·trate    (māj’ĭ-strāt’, -strĭt)  noun

a. A civil officer with power to administer and enforce law, as:

b. A local member of the judiciary having limited jurisdiction, especially in criminal cases.

[Middle English magistrat, from Old French, from Latin magistrātus, from magister, magistr-, master; see meg- in Indo-European roots.]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition Copyright © 2009 by Houghton Mifflin Company.

It is interesting that Lincoln chose the word “magistrate” here, having its root in the word “master.” As president of the United States he was the Chief Executive and he states that authority “comes from the people.” He also stated that there was no authority to “fix the terms for the separation of the states,” and the duty is to administer the government as received and pass it on to the next executive, “unimpaired.”  Then why has he presented in his first inaugural address arguments as if before a court? Why has he interpreted the Constitution? In so doing, he is as if legislating from the bench and by his conclusions, he makes rulings as if a judge. In essence, which will become clear in a future presentation here – ‘Divide and Conquer,’ Lincoln would later dominate both the Legislative and Judiciary branches of government in prosecution of the American Civil War, or technically, the suppression of a rebellion.

35

“By the frame of the Government under which we live this same people have wisely given their public servants but little power for mischief, and have with equal wisdom provided for the return of that little to their own hands at very short intervals. While the people retain their virtue and vigilance no Administration by any extreme of wickedness or folly can very seriously injure the Government in the short space of four years.”

Paragraph 35

Even though the Constitution with its set of checks and balances had endured to this point, if it were perfect and all the people were content, then secession would never have been considered throughout the history of the United States nor first attempted by the Confederate States of America. Lincoln stated that no administration “by any extreme of wickedness or folly can very seriously injure the Government in the short space of four years.”

For now, this is where we will leave off.  But WE will look at the consequences of those four years another time under the title of: ‘The Basis and Consequences of Ignorance.’

37

In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The Government will not assail you. You can have no conflict without being yourselves the aggressors. You have no oath registered in heaven to destroy the Government, while I shall have the most solemn one to “preserve, protect, and defend it.”

Paragraph 37

Although the Confederacy technically fired fist on Fort Sumter, which officially started the Civil War, there is more than sufficient evidence to support that Lincoln manipulated the response in favor of Union justification to put down a rebellion.

38

“I am loath to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.”

Paragraph 38

Perhaps, there are no equal words to compare with these? Where is a clearer example as to heartfelt and sincere desire for peace among the states and to avert war? If a man is to be believed to say what he means and to mean what he says, perhaps there is no greater proof of the intentions and the innermost being of President Abraham Lincoln, than this last paragraph of his inaugural address. But sadly, these words of a man and for those which agreed with him were from decisions based on ignorance. False premises lead to false conclusions. These conclusions led to consequences so great, they are still felt by every person within United States of America and maybe even the entire world today!

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March 27, 2010

by Dahni

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HOW can WE the People regain control of OUR right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?” WE have delved into what won’t work in order to find what will work.

The List (simplified)

8.   Establish a new service to restore OUR rights to “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

Today: Civil War Ignorance

Last time WE looked at ignorance and its part in shaping the corrupt, corrupting and corruptible “system” within and around OUR republic.  In the midst of so learned and freedom seeking society in the 1600’s and 1700’s in what is now the U.S.A., ignorance still prevailed in matters of slavery. Generation after generation passed this ignorance forward often without detection, but certainly without correction. Over time, this ignorance – justified and rationalized, became a ‘mindset.’

By 1860, this ‘mindset’ had so dominated the public consciousness and had so expanded that historians and experts of today, looking back, came or come to the conclusion that slavery was the cause of the Civil War. I believe this to be a false notion. However, both the North and the South made slavery an issue.

The consequences of ignorance lead to the attempted justification or rationalization for this ignorance. Justification or rationalization leads to hypocrisy and supremacy.

If slavery was not the cause of the Civil War, what was? If the North and the South both made slavery an issue, how was this done?

Today, the super information highway is the Internet. During the time of the Civil War, the super information highway was the telegraph. Today, content is made possible by technology in word processing etc. through a keyboard or some other input device. In the middle 1800’s their technology was notation or shorthand which enabled them to dictate word for word over the telegraph lines. Today our visual displays are varied, but primarily some digital screen. During the Civil War, their media of choice was through powerful and fast steam powered printing presses and mass distribution through newspapers. Today and then, information can be and could be communicated very quickly, across the whole of the country. The distribution of information is important to understand because, what was being communicated from the North or from the South, could be known quickly, if it went to press.

Civil War ignorance can be seen and argued from two perspectives, that of the North and of the South. Civil War ignorance can be seen and argued from two people, Abraham Lincoln, president of the United States and Alexander Stephens, vice president of the Confederate States. Civil War ignorance can be seen and argued from two recorded documents, that of Lincoln’s ‘First Inaugural Speech’ and Stephens’ ‘Cornerstone Speech,’ which came shortly afterwards. Civil War ignorance can be seen and argued from two Constitutions, that of the United States of America and the Confederate States of America. In these series of 2’s, the ‘mindset;’ the corrupt “system;” the cause of the Civil War and how slavery was made an issue by both the North and the South can be clearly seen. The press made all of this known, to all parties in concern, almost immediately.

WEthe People need to see both of these perspectives. WE need to understand that it was ignorance, a “mindset,” and a corrupt, corrupting and corruptible “system” which not only caused the Civil War, but has taken the liberty and the original jurisdiction from US, WEthe People, event to the present-day. It is only through the exposure and the elimination of this ignorance, that WE the people can reclaim OUR unalienable rights!

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March 23, 2010

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HOW can WE the People regain control of OUR right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?” WE have delved into what won’t work in order to find what will work.

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8.   Establish a new service to restore OUR rights to “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

Today: Pre-Civil War Ignorance

Last time WE looked at the hypothetical possibility of what life would look like today, if the Southern states were allowed to secede from the Union in 1860-1861.  The previous post ended where this one begins and it begins with slavery. Despite the many experts and theories as to the cause or causes of the Civil War, I do not believe slavery was the issue. Does this surprise anyone? Slavery was not an issue! It was made an issue, by both the North and South!

WE will now look at some history of slavery in what is now called, the United States of America. This understanding is important as it relates to “legal fiction,” the corrupt, corrupting and corruptible “system” and the “mindset’ WE have been endeavoring to discover and remove from OUR republic.

This “mindset” is related to the title of this post, “Pre-Civil War Ignorance.” Let us now look at “mindset” and its origins in this country, as it pertains to slavery.

Everything has an origin or a beginning. The words ‘gene,’ ‘genetics,’ ‘genealogy,’ and the first book of the Jewish and Christian Bible, ‘Genesis,’ all share the same root word. From the Greek word [genus], its definition is origin, beginning, race, kind etc.

Before actions are taken, they are preceded (originate, begin) by thoughts. Through time, a ‘mindset’ develops. This thinking and the corresponding actions get passed on from generation to generation. An evolving or otherwise civil society, when faced with something that is not understood, will often seek to justify or rationalize its position even through logical discourse. But in logic, no matter how logical the premise, if the premise is wrong, the conclusion will be wrong.

So without knowledge, WE are ignorant. Ignorance is just the state of being without knowledge or understanding.

Stupidity is to know and understand, but refusing to change.

As long as people have been a species upon this planet, slavery in some form or another has existed. Every continent, country and culture has some history of slavery in their societies. It has not always been an issue of race or the color of skin. Any person or people could have been under the subjugation, involuntarily servitude, or considered as the property of others. Some of those under whatever form or names you want to call slavery were enslaved, physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and all of the above. Some were treated kindly and some cruelly. But slavery kind or cruel is, still slavery!

Imagine living in a little village thousands of years ago. It makes no difference the color of your skin or your race, but everyone in you village are all the same color or race. One day, for the very first time in your life, you meet someone that looks similar, but has a different color of skin, culture and even language. What would you think?  The world has a history of making up stuff. Instead of finding the answers to OUR differences by conversing with the person and instead of looking at OUR similarities, the differences become the focus. Maybe WE ask others instead of the person WE meet about these differences. Maybe they don’t know and no one wants to look foolish, so things often get made up, fictionalized and even vilified. What WE do not understand, WE often fear. WE often defer to others that seem to be wiser or have some connection to the ‘divine ear.’ These wise and ‘spiritual’ people are, themselves, people too. And if they don’t know, they make up stuff too. So here WE see clear examples of ignorance and how it is often passed from one generation to the next. Religion is often the source from which this ignorance begins and continues.

Slavery as it came to this country must have had some beginning. To the best of my understanding, slavery as it evolved in America, started with the Roman Catholic Church.

In 1441, Portuguese captains Antão Gonçalves and Nuno Tristão captured 12 Africans in Cabo Branco (modern Mauritania) and took them to Portugal as slaves. This no doubt continued so that around 10 years later, the Roman Catholic church was the dominate religion of the area and addressed slavery officially.

June 18, 1452, Pope Nicholas V issues ‘Dum Diversas’, a bull authorizing the Portuguese to reduce any non-Christians to the status of slaves.

“We grant you [Kings of Spain and Portugal] by these present documents, with our Apostolic Authority, full and free permission to invade, search out, capture, and subjugate the Saracens and pagans and any other unbelievers and enemies of Christ wherever they may be, as well as their kingdoms, duchies, counties, principalities, and other property […] and to reduce their persons into perpetual slavery.”

Excerpt from: ‘Dum Diversas’ by Pope Nicholas V

Note: A papal bull is a letter or announcement from the Pope to the Catholic world. It is so named, because a lead bulla or seal was attached to the Pope’s edict by a cord, thus authenticating it was from the Pope.

January 8, 1454, Pope Nicholas V issues ‘Romanus Pontifex’, a bull granting the Portuguese a perpetual monopoly in trade with Africa. Nevertheless, Spanish traders brought slaves from Africa to Spain. By the time Christopher Columbus sailed the blue in 1492, slavery was already imbedded in his country of Spain.

Natives of various countries were enslaved by the Conquistadors (from Spanish and Portuguese languages meaning “Conqueror”); were taken as slaves from one place and put or sold as slaves in other places.

By the 1700’s, African slaves was the preferred choice for the Colonies.

Note: The reason African slaves were the “preferred choice,” was that as a people, they were found to be more adaptable to conditions and training (discipline); could work harder and longer than Native Americans, or slaves from South America, Central America and the Caribbean. This is just one fact that should shut the door to the argument that the African slave was an inferior race.

George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were known to have slaves. Although there is no evidence to support that they were cruel to their slaves, slavery is still slavery. Perhaps they thought it was their Christian, civic, or human duty to help those inferior? The ‘mindset’ of slavery nonetheless, prevailed in the minds and the culture of the colonies and our founding fathers.

When George Washington was 16 years old, he had copied by hand, ‘110 Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation.’ These rules were based on a set of rules composed by French Jesuits in 1595. The first English translation, appeared in 1640, and is ascribed to Francis Hawkins, the twelve-year-old son of a doctor.

These many rules today may seem fussy and silly, but courtesy, manners, decency and good behavior were believed to be an absolute necessity, if one desired to be a true civic minded person; a gentleman or a gentlewoman of the 1700’s.

Thomas Jefferson was by the standards of the 1700’s, a highly educated man. He lived in or near Williamsburg, VA as a young man and was tutored and mentored by many of the finest minds of his day. Through his association with George Wythe, young Jefferson was afforded many opportunities and was introduced to the Governor and became a frequent visitor to the Governor’s mansion, in what we now call, Colonial Williamsburg.

George Wythe was the first signer from Virginia whose name appears on the Declaration of Independence. He was also a framer of the Constitution and instrumental in the design of the seal for the state of Virginia.

Jefferson wrote of George Wythe the following.

“No man ever left behind him a character more venerated than George Wythe,” Thomas Jefferson wrote. “His virtue was of the purest tint; his integrity inflexible, and his justice exact; of warm patriotism, and, devoted as he was to liberty, and the natural and equal rights of man, he might truly be called the Cato* of his country.”

*Cato – Marcus Porcius Cato Uticensis (95 BC, Rome – April 46 BC, Utica), commonly known as Cato the Younger (Cato Minor) to distinguish him from his great-grandfather (Cato the Elder), was a politician and statesman in the late Roman Republic, and a follower of the Stoic philosophy. He is remembered for his legendary stubbornness and tenacity (especially in his lengthy conflict with Gaius Julius Caesar), as well as his immunity to bribes, his moral integrity, and his famous distaste for the ubiquitous corruption of the period.

Wythe lived a long and prosperous life and was well respected. He was the first Law Professor of the College of William & Mary. He even boarded many students and treated them as his own children. He was long opposed to slavery and freed his own, which included one that chose to stay with him for the rest of Wythe’s life. One of Wythe’s heirs had gambling debts and forged checks of his uncle to pay them. To avoid detection and inherit his uncle’s estate, he is believed to have murdered George Wythe. The evidence was circumstantial and there was no conviction. The only possible witness was the black woman, the once former slave that chose to stay with him. But no black person was allowed to testify against a white person in court.

This is just one example of the consequences of ignorance, which ironically allowed a guilty person to go free, because of the ‘mindset’ of slavery.

But of books and learning and influence, there can be no doubt of the education of Thomas Jefferson. Even his work in the Declaration of Independence was inspired by the Magna Carta and clear influences from John Locke.

John Locke (1632 –1704) was widely known as the Father of Liberalism. He was an English philosopher and physician and regarded as one of the most influential thinkers of the times. In London in 1689, he published, ‘Two Treatises of Government,’ which arguably offers a justification for slavery.

Many Europeans came to America for religious freedom. But slavery was a form of persecution which, in the eyes of colonial America, had to be justified. So the black slave was viewed as being inferior, subhuman, and fated for servitude. The early Christian churches did not consider eliminating slavery until much later in the century. In 1693, Cotton Mather, a famous theologian from Boston, in his ‘Rules for the Society of the Negroes’ wrote,

“Negroes were enslaved because they had sinned against God.”

Later, Mather included a heavenly plan for the slaves in writing,

“God would prepare a mansion in Heaven.”

In the Colonial religious mind, the plight of the slave was servitude on earth and freedom was only possible in heaven.

King George on Dec. 10, 1770, issued an instruction, under his own hand, commanding the governor of Virginia,

“…upon pain of the highest displeasure, to assent to no law by which the importation of slaves should be in any respect prohibited or obstructed.”

In 1772, the Virginia Assembly earnestly discussed the question, “How shall we get rid of the great evil?” Jefferson, Henry, Lee, and other leading men anxiously desired to rid the colony of it. “The interest of the country,” it was said, “manifestly requires the total expulsion of them.”

Interestingly, the 1600’s and 1700’s is commonly referred to as part of the ‘Age of Enlightenment,’ with such forward thinkers as Descartes, Isaac Newton and John Locke among others. All of these influences had significant weight in the mind of Thomas Jefferson.

Despite the rules of conduct, manners, and civility as mentioned earlier about Washington and the learned environment of the Colonial mind and the mind of Jefferson, slavery was wrestled with as “the great evil,” but left uncorrected, continued to be justified.

From a capitalistic or economic view, slavery was justified as for the good of the people, and slaves were not people but property.

Some indentured servants were freed after their terms expired. Some of these became slave owners themselves. Some slaves were freed and some of them also, became slave owners. Some servants and slaves had their issues by others challenged in court and were successfully freed legally. Some of these cases were overturned by other courts. But in practice and policy, slavery continued, deepened and expanded in the consciousness of people as a whole.

From a religious or humanistic point of view, slavery was justified as the master’s duty to treat their property kindly and to bring them to independence in heaven or their contented place on earth, under the benevolent hand of the superior master race.

Looking back to the history of this ‘mindset,’ and comparing it with OUR most treasured documents, many people see exclusion and hypocrisy. What then is the profit of such beautiful and flowery words as, The Declaration of Independence?

“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.”

From the Declaration of Independence, penned by Thomas Jefferson

Though slavery existed in the home of the writer and perhaps even in very room where these words were penned and “men” did not include slaves, women, or children on July 2 – 4, 1776, the truth of these words cannot be negated!

How can such language be justified when in practice, it was exclusive, contradictory or hypocritical? There is no justification as WE will see this definitively in the next post. But neither is there justification for discarding truth, because it is not practiced of, for, and by ALL of US, WE the People!

These words were authored by Enlightenment and penned by a collective civil and learned, Colonial ignorant mind or ‘mindset!’ It was and is wherever it may exist today, part of a corrupt, corrupting and corruptible “system.”

The concepts and practice of slavery was wrestled with during the formation of the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution, but was never settled; never corrected.

The whip or shackles are not the only means to enslave. The pen can be used to enslave. The law and the courts to enforce them can enslave. Even OUR Constitution if interpreted, has and in the present-day,  can, enslave. But it is ignorance; a “mindset;” a corrupt, corrupting and corruptible “system” which perpetuates the ignorance and enslaves the bodies, souls and spirits of people.

Though it is possible that some knew the truth during these times and practiced otherwise and therefore, were and may still today be hypocrites, slavery was not the cause of the Civil War, to occur almost 100 years hence. It was a “mindset” passed down from one generation to the next. It was part of a corrupt, corrupting and corruptible “system.”  In a single word, it is simply, ignorance.

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Purple Haze

March 11, 2010

by Dahni

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HOW can WE the People regain control of OUR right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? WE have delved into what won’t work in order to find what will work.

The List (simplified)

8.   Establish a new service to restore OUR rights to “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.”

Last time, WE concluded with the analogy of a sandwich. The bread top of US is compared to all the external things, causes and interests, even though useful, effect division among US as WE are not united. The bread on the bottom of US is a corrupt, corrupting and corruptible system. WE are the jam in the middle of the sandwich. WE the People are the only solution and the only prevention of being eaten alive. But hey Dahni, what is all these purple words for?

Today: Purple Haze

There are many things associated with the phrase ‘Purple Haze,’ including fields of lavender and other purple plants. It is one of 17 colors in the ‘Sonochrome’ spectrum of pre-tinted film stocks introduced by Kodak, in the late 20’s. ‘Purple Haze’ can also refer to certain alcoholic beverages (beer & liquor drinks), an A cappella singing group, several illegal drugs for “recreational purposes,” various night clubs and coffee shops, among others. Most noteworthy for OUR purposes here, ‘Purple Haze,’ is the title name with repeated references to the phrase in a song from the 60’s.

“Purple haze all in my eyes
Don’t know if it’s day or night
You’ve got me blowin, blowin my mind
Is it tomorrow or just the end of time?”

The words above are a verse from the song named, ‘Purple Haze.’ The song appeared in the album ‘Are You Experienced’ in 1967. Music and lyrics of ‘Purple Haze’ were written, composed and performed by…

…Jimi Hendrix.

Jimi Hendrix is a celebrated rock-n-roll legend and electric guitar virtuoso, known as a master of ‘feedback’ and shock performances like setting his guitar on fire while performing and his rendition of ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ at the Woodstock Music Festival in 1969.

Purple Haze,’ the title and the words in the song, refer to ‘Purple Haze,’a purple microdot of LSD. Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), commonly known as ‘acid,’ is an illegal psychedelic drug. It was quite popular among the ‘Hippies’ and youth culture of the 60’s. Now if this is a ‘trip’ down memory lane for some of US that lived during those times, it ‘was a ‘trip’ or ‘’tripping’ that this drug was known to take the user on or the user would have “experienced.”

The effects of this drug would vary from person to person; previous experience, state of mind and even the environment were some of the factors involved with a ‘trip.’

Some of these effects were reported as seeing magnified vibrant colors, inanimate objects like walls seeming to breathe or ripple; the distortion of time, tracers or flashes of light racing in front or behind the eyes. Many people believe the drug enhanced their creativity and was a door to some type of spiritual awakening. In short, the chemical reactions upon the brain induce hallucinations. As defined in the dictionary, a hallucination is:

“a sensory experience of something that does not exist outside the mind,usually manifested as visual and auditory images.. a false notion, belief, or impression; illusion; delusion.”

Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2010.

In essence, the context here is mind altering inducement.

Throughout this blog I have made repeated reference to the 1999 science fiction movie, ‘The Matrix.’ It was used to show an analogy of a non-real, fictitious, ‘legal fiction;’ corrupt, corrupting and corruptible “system,” affecting nearly every aspect of OUR republic and of OUR lives. In the very beginning of this movie, viewers are introduced to two characters, Morpheus and Neo. Neo is searching for an answer and Morpheus offered him a choice between two separate things.

This choice presents itself in the form of two capsules, one blue and one red. Morpheus explains to Neo what each means.

“You take the blue pill and the story ends.  You wake in your bed and you believe whatever you want to believe.

You take the red pill, you stay in wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.”

MORPHEUS the Character – ‘The Matrix’ © 1999

Written by Larry and Andy Wachowski © April 8, 1996

One way to look at both the blue pill and the red pill is that each are like a mind altering drug.

Returning to the previous post and the analogy of the sandwich, the bread on top of US would be like taking the red pill, WE just keep doing whatever WE are doing and everything pretty much remains the same. WE pretty much remain divided and continue to be “useful idiots” and WE are allowing the “system” to continue.

If WE take the blue pill, this is like accepting the “system” or the piece of bread on the bottom of US. WE may or may not understand that it is a “system,” but either way, WE still remain “useful idiots” and allow it to continue.

In the middle of the sandwich is US, WE the People. WE are the jam between the two pieces of bread. But like choosing the red or the blue pill, the outcome is determined by our choice. WE are the power of OUR republic. WE always were and WE still are the power of OUR republic! Even if WE lost OUR lives and OUR republic, nothing changes the truth of who WE are and what WE are! That being the case, WE have before US the republic that WE have. If WE do not know what the choices are before US, WE allow the “system” to continue. If WE do not know of the existence of such a “system,” WE allow it to continue. If WE are fighting, opposing and constantly disagreeing with one another, or in any way are distracted and divided, WE allow the “system” to continue.

But what if WE took both the red pill and the blue pill?  Now WE get to it. What happens when the colors of red and blue are mixed together? If the red pill and the blue pill were taken together, what kind of mind altering ‘experience’ would that be like? Now we get to what I call here, PURPLE HAZE.

WE the People are living in world where the lines are all messed up. The colors are fused and perceptions are distorted. It’s like a bad ‘acid’ ‘trip.’ What WE knew as the United States of America growing up seems altered. WE hardly recognize OUR republic or even ourselves anymore. Up is down; down is up; gambling is risk taking, bribery is lobbying, laws are not for the lawless, but the law-abiding, a lie is truth, truth is a lie, meaning what is said is saying what is wanted to hear, honesty is spin, solving problems is finding fault, WE is me myself and I, and integrity is compromise. The list could go on, but let US bring up a familiar line.

“United WE stand…”

You know the rest, so fill in the _____________blank. Think about the word compromise. What other idea could be associated with the word? Perhaps a ‘compromising position’ may come to mind? Almost everyday some new allegation is in the forefront of the media’s attention about some public figure or public official in some ‘compromising position.’ Some new corruption investigation; some ethics charge or some type of scandal happen almost everyday in this country. Someone has possibly compromised. The allegations true or not, bring out the swarm of busy bodies, the buzzards hover and the sharks circle among the media. They compromise journalistic integrity for entertainment value and rationalize they are merely delivering what the public wants. They are not alone. Who buys the newspapers, the magazines, and watches all of this as if with baited breath, over the plight of a Soap Opera star or the end of Reality T.V.?  WE morbidly chase ambulances faster than attorneys. Eyes and ears fix and attune to the latest fad and juiciest of gossip. Compromise after compromise what is wrong with US? Why would WE sell our souls and the souls of OUR children for some finite fix that will ultimately fail and cause US to fall? What is the end of all compromise?

“…divided WE fall.”

This is not some ‘acid’ ‘trip.’ WE are not under the influence of some mind altering chemically induced psychedelic hallucinogenic ‘experience. Well I’m not anyway and I hope most of aren’t. WE are not plugged into some virtual reality. We are not batteries to power machines of some Matrix. This is not the Adventures of Alice in Wonderland. But this world that WE live in is the direct result or the consequences of OUR choices. These choices proceed out of actions and the actions are taken from a mindset, a way of thinking about US, each other, the past and the present and the world in which WE live. Unless WE the People change, it will also be OUR future; a future mindset WE will leave with OUR posterity.

The bread on top of US is the blue pill of division. It is a mindset. The bread on the bottom of US is the red pill of a corrupt, corrupting, corruptible “system” of compromise. It is a mindset. WE the People are the jam in the middle, the ones to choose or choose not to choose the one or the other. It is a mindset. To choose them both, WE remain inside…

…Purple Haze!

But WE the People have another choice. WE can get rid of the top piece of bread and no longer accept the blue pill. WE can remove the bottom piece of bread and no longer accept the red pill. Then the purple haze will cease and OUR true colors will return and WE the People will see OUR republic one again!

[i]Excuse me while I kiss the sky

O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for pilgrim feet
Whose stern impassioned stress
A thoroughfare of freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America! America!
God mend thine every flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law!

O beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife.
Who more than self their country loved
And mercy more than life!
America! America!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness
And every gain divine!

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for halcyon skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the enameled plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till souls wax fair as earth and air
And music-hearted sea!

O beautiful for pilgrims feet,
Whose stem impassioned stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till paths be wrought through
wilds of thought
By pilgrim foot and knee!

O beautiful for glory-tale
Of liberating strife
When once and twice,
for man’s avail
Men lavished precious life!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till selfish gain no longer stain
The banner of the free!

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till nobler men keep once again
Thy whiter jubilee!

America the Beautiful

Words by Katharine Lee Bates,
Melody by Samuel Ward

Maybe my sentiments are too sickeningly sweet-patriotic, but I will venture to say that most of US have never read all the verses to ‘America the Beautiful’ above, before now. Perhaps my analogies are redundant and the use of movies and fictitious stories you cannot relate to. Was ‘Purple Haze,’ drugs and the drug culture over the top? Stories are usually filled with heroes and heroines; villains and villainesses. Sometimes stories have the reluctant character, the just happened by person, when circumstances tap the shoulder and call them forth, those that respond by, [ii]There, but for the grace of God go I.”  But this is neither fiction nor a story. It is real in the sense that this non-real, “legal fiction” and corrupt “system,” are all pervading.

I would try almost anything and reuse almost anything, over and over again until WE can see. To see clearly, WE must see that which is over us, under US and within US. For this “system,” this “legal fiction,” this mindset this compromise is all pervading. What does all me, myself and I matter, if there is no liberty to continue. What does it matter if such a corrupt “system” exists among, above, below and within OUR union, if there is no will to rid ourselves of it?  What do WE matter if WE have not liberty or the means to secure it? But loss of liberty begins with some form of crisis (real or perceived) and it ends by taking more control.

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[i] From ‘Purple Haze’ by Jimi Hendrix

[ii] derives from “There but for the grace of God goes John Bradford”. This saying is attributed to him, but is not of certain origin.

The Bread on Top of US

March 4, 2010

by Dahni

© Copyright 3/4/10

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HOW can WE the People regain control of OUR right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? WE have delved into what won’t work in order to find what will work.

The List (simplified)

1.   Overthrow the government by a military coup or para-military militias?

2.   The 9/12 Project?

3.   ‘The Commerce Clause?’

4.   Convening a Constitutional Congress?

5.   Hope that the present circumstances will change and the will of WEthe People will be implemented?

6.   Hope that the other party will get its act together and produce the necessary changes for WE the People in future elections?

7.   Remain divided and work for self, other causes, parties and candidates.

Today: The Bread on Top of WE – a summary

In a sandwich, there are usually two pieces of bread and something in the middle. In OUR republic, the piece of bread on top of US, WE the People are all the causes even though of good intentions, are divisive because, WE are not united. If WE are not united, WE are divided. It’s just that simple. The piece of bread on the bottom US, WE the People is a corrupt, corrupting and corruptible “system.” And in the middle of the sandwich is US, WE the People. What follows is a summary of the piece of bread on top of US.

  1. Overthrowing the government by the military will not work! OUR military answer to a chain of command and ultimately to the Commander and Chief, the President of the United States. Any attempt to overthrow the government, would be considered an act of treason.
  2. The 9.12 Project will not work! People were mostly bonded together on 9.12.01 through fear. WE need to be united by the common goal of securing our sovereign and unalienable rights. The 9.12 Project purports to be a non-political organization. By its very nature, it is both political and a commercial enterprise with links to Glen Beck, Fox News and Rupert Murdoch. Being associated with these prevents this from being a viable solution, as there are many that do not support them. Therefore, WE the People remain divided.
  3. Challenging The Commerce Clause will not work! The courts generally side with their own opinions and do not appear willing to overturn, over a century of their own decisions. In order to challenge this constitutional clause, the word “commerce” would have to be defined and proven, as to its original intention in 1789. The case must be presented to the U.S. Supreme Court and accepted to be heard. The legalese and statutory must be perfect. The attorneys arguing before the court must have perfect trial records. A majority of the Chief Justices must be willing to overturn their decisions and all those since 1789, with regards to the commerce clause.
  4. Convening a Constitutional Congress (Article V Convention or Convention to propose amendments if you prefer) will not work! It is time consuming. At least ²/³ of the states must all agree to apply to Congress for a convention. Once this occurs, Congress then is supposed to call for a convention. If they have not received the required number of applications and even if they have, Congress apparently believes it is their constitutional authority to accept or reject such applications. But if and when such a convention was to convene, there is no way in our present-day to control the outcome in the proposals chosen or the ratification by ¾ of the state Legislatures. From a practical standpoint alone, it is impossible to amend the 100’s and 1,000’s of laws not in the Constitution, affecting, effecting and infecting OUR republic. And such a convention does not address the principle cause, which is a corrupt, corrupting, and corruptible “system,” which would prevent or not allow it to proceed. Get rid of the “system” surrounding the process and then the process will work.
  5. Hope that the circumstances will change and OUR republic will be restored will not work! Things moving in one direction have the tendency of continuing to move in the same direction. An equal and opposite force would only stop the motion. Therefore, a greater and opposite force is required. Hope is for a future, based solely upon the actions of the past and the present.
  6. Hope that the ‘other’ party will get its act together will not work! Things moving in one direction have the tendency of continuing to move in the same direction. An equal and opposite force would only stop the motion. Therefore, a greater and opposite force is required. Hope is for a future, based solely upon the actions of the past and the present. Fear of voter reprisal may make some temporary changes, but it is not a person, persons or party that are solely responsible, it is a corrupt, corrupting and corruptible “system” that must be torn down and ripped out of OUR republic!
  7. Remaining divided and work for self, other causes, parties and candidates, will not work! While issues, methods and the qualifications of a person, persons or party may be important, if WE the People are divided, WE are divided. Any solution in order for it to be implemented requires an overwhelming majority of WE the People united, in order for OUR will to be recognized.

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    The Cost of Liberty

    February 26, 2010

    by Dahni

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    Today: The Cost of Liberty

    Even though Liberty is a FREE gift to US all and part of OUR unalienable rights, the cost to secure these rights has been paid and is being paid for most of US , by a few. Those costs paid and these costs being paid are often high and have meant and mean the ultimate sacrifice of the few, for the rest of US . But each one of US WE the People, must have the same heart, conviction and will, to secure these rights for ourselves, OUR posterity and for others!

    I do not want to suggest that the stress and struggles of OUR daily modern lives is minimal. WE are busy people with many concerns. Even with all OUR gadgets and the marvels of technology, WE are almost every second, bombarded with the onslaught of technology – mass mail, mass marketing, mass media and multiple choices. With so much information it has become extremely difficult to discern truth from error. Life no longer seems to be simple anymore, even for a child. And I do not purposefully want to add to our already burdensome load. From the previous post, have I asked a lot from US WE the People? See:

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    WE are so easily upset over long lines and traffic jams, some inclement weather, junk mail, spam, and are even jealous over the numbers of friends and followers others have in their social media networks. WE feel as if WE have failed in life, if WE don’t have millions of followers and friends. OUR too many choices cause US so much anxiety. What should WE eat and where? Should WE eat in or out? What should WE watch on TV? Should we endure the commercials or just watch a movie? What color and options should WE choose for OUR laptops, netbooks, iPhones, iPads and cell phones? WE get caught up in trivia and so much negativity; it is difficult to find the strength or regain the strength to reach for something else, if it still exists.

    WE celebrate OUR ‘i!’ WE protect OUR me, myself and I; OUR individualities and OUR differences. WE are angry and yell at the radio and television; at other drivers on the highway and rude people. WE lash out at others through OUR on-line social networks. Have WE lost the sense of what is truly important? Do WE no longer care? Are WE too busy? Have WE lost our way; OUR purpose; OUR will to fight for Liberty?

    But when was the last time you or I went to the front door and found armed redcoats with torches, ready to burn OUR houses to the ground? Have WE had to mutually pledge to each other OUR fortunes, lives, and sacred honor? Have WE found it necessary to hide OUR families for fear of government? When was the last time you or I had to charge a hill under heavy enemy fire, or awakened in a desert foxhole at the sound of bursting bombs and all around US are hidden mines?

    For most of US, the cost WE have paid or are paying is relatively little, compared to the costs that have been paid or are being paid, for all US by a few!

    I am not asking for such costs to be paid for by you and me, but for US each, to have the same courage; the same heart; the same conviction and the same unity of purpose, as every patriot that has paid and is paying now, to secure, preserve and protect OUR Liberty.

    Around the middle of the month in February of 2010, most of US watched in horror as another reminder of 9.11.2001, seemed to be happening again, as a single plane intentionally crashed into a building in Texas. The building burst into flames. Almost immediately, the buzzards, sharks and spinners of mass-media circled. Rather than attributing the actions of the pilot to insanity, the media set out to lay blame on others and further divide US. How often do the negatives outweigh the positives? The media focus was on the fabricated reasons for the tragedy. But how many of US know about the lives that were saved in that building and the courage of just 1 of WE that saved their lives?

    Robin Dehaven, an Army veteran, was on the way to his job when he saw the plane crash and the building burst into flames, in Austin, Texas. He immediately put up his ladder to a window of the second floor where 5 people were trapped. He set a ladder against the side of the burning building and climbed up into the building, against smoke and fire. Robin, who generally mends the glass windows, broke glasses this time. He climbed into a room filled with smoke and fire to rescue people successfully and was the last to climb back down the ladder.

    An Email to a news station that ran the story above succinctly captures the idea of what I am trying to write here, as to the cost of liberty.

    “He held the American spirit within him and reminds US all what the American tradition is, WE run into the fire and not away from it. Absolutely an inspiration to US all.”

    Beth

    This flag above is known as the Gadsden Flag. It was designed and named for General Christopher Gadsden. It was one of the first flags of OUR country in 1775, and used first by the Marines. The coiled rattlesnake is symbolic of its readiness to strike and had 13 rattles in its tail, one for each of the colonies, symbolic of each 1 of, WE the People.

    This is the cost I am asking of each of USWE the People to pay. With the same heart of a Patrick Henry, let USWE the People choose Liberty over death. With the same conviction as OUR Marines, whose motto is: semper fidelis, let USWE the People also be, “always faithful!”  Let USWE the People, for USOUR posterity and for others, with the same courage as Robin DeHaven, “run into the fire and not away from it!” Let USWE the People choose to…

    …Vote for a sovereign and component state governor, in the next election where each of US are a citizen resident, in public, by affidavit and by overwhelming numbers!

    This heart is so necessary and so important and WE the People will come to understand why in the next post here!

    Throughout this blog it has been repeatedly stated that OUR solution to the re-storing of OUR republic is simple. It is! It has also been reiterated that the same simple solution may be difficult. All that I am asking of myself and of all of USWE the People will take some time, effort and even some monetary costs and expenses. All OUR states should have a sovereign state governor seated. Governors are normally elected for a term of four years. WE do not elect or re-elect governors in every state at the same time. So this process may take a few years to complete. It will take some time to fill out an affidavit, have a notary public authenticate it, and have it become a record with your county clerk’s office. There may be costs involved in paper, photocopies, transportation, paying a notary public, paying to have the affidavit recorded, postage in mailing a copy to the governor candidate you wish to elect and perhaps attorney fees should you encounter any problems with the wording of the affidavit or resistance from the county clerk’s office in recording it. Yes, though the solution is simple, it may be difficult and requires the participation of each one of USWE the People.

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    Dahni
    An Amer-I-Can eagle

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    How to Vote for Sovereignty in Public

    February 25, 2010

    by Dahni

    © Copyright 2/25/10

    all rights reserved

    HOW can WE the People regain control of OUR right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? WE have delved into what won’t work in order to find what will work.

    Here is where we are so far:

    The List (simplified)

    8.   Establish a new service to restore OUR rights to “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” – WE are working on this Now!

    Today: How to Vote for Sovereignty in Public

    Previously WE the People have seen and have come to understand that our unalienable rights are sovereign. Therefore, OUR individual states are sovereign and OUR country is sovereign. These are the facts and they are undisputed. No government, amendment or law can change, alter or circumvent these “self evident truths!”

    History has not been changed. It has been re-written and what WE the People perceive as republics (sovereign states) united voluntarily in a republic (sovereign nation), is “legal fiction,” a corrupt, corrupting and corruptible system. It is this system that must be torn down and ripped out of OUR republic. The power of WE the People is exercised by the act of voting. What WE the People must vote for is OUR sovereign and unalienable rights! HOW are WE the People to do this? By voting for…

    …a sovereign and component state governor, [in public]

    in the next election where you are a citizen resident!

    How are WE the People to vote in public and why should we?

    In 1776, the signers of the Declaration of Independence as representatives of their perspective colonies all unanimously agreed to the wording of this founding document. Instead of privately voting, they each voluntarily chose as representative of their perspective colonies, to record their votes in public. Their individual signatures were their votes. Just as WE the People today must provide proofs of OUR identification and eligibility to vote, the proofs of 1776 on the document known as, The Declaration of Independence was their signatures.

    The Articles of Confederation and perpetual Union, was also a unanimous agreement in 1778. On the part and behalf of the thirteen states united, this OUR first constitution was voted for in public and proved by the signatures (votes) of the signers.

    The Constitution of the United States was done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the States present in 1787. This was also a public vote as proved by the following words:

    “In witness whereof We have hereunto subscribed our Names,…”

    The names which followed were all signatures (votes) cast by the representatives of the states present.

    A vote is a vow, affirming full knowledge of the person or thing being voted for; the identity proved by the person voting and their eligibility to vote.

    A ballot is the means whereby the person or thing to be voted for is presented and the means whereby the vote, vow, mark, hole punched or signature, etcetera, is to be registered, recorded, secured and counted. As to the above 3 documents mentioned, they were in essence the ballot.

    So OUR history as WE the People was founded upon many examples of public votes and those votes registered, recorded, secured and counted by signatures. Signature votes are the legal representations of the persons voting, affirming full knowledge of the person or thing being voted for; the identity being proved by the person voting and their eligibility to vote.

    If the ballot is the person or the thing being voted for, and the vote is recorded by signature, mark, hole-punched etcetera, then the person voting, affirming their vow, they are therefore, an elector. In substance there is no difference between you and I as voters, and the electors of the electoral college. Both certify the results of an election. We the People certify the election by a majority of the votes cast and the electors of the Electoral College certify those votes in voting accordingly. If the power of both types of electors was not true, no candidate would ever become elected to any public office.

    Since voting for a sovereign state governor does not and most likely never will appear on any ballot, WE the People will just have to provide our own. And this is the answer as to why WE the People should vote in public. How are WE the People to do this? WE need to use an affidavit.

    An affidavit is a written declaration upon oath (vow, vote) made before an authorized official. Each person that “declares” in an affidavit is an affiant – one who swears or affirms to an affidavit. The completely, completed and signed affidavit is then notarized by a notary public. A notary public is a public officer or other person authorized to authenticate identities and contracts, acknowledge deeds, and take affidavits, protest bills of exchange, take depositions, and etcetera. Then the completed and notarized affidavit must be recorded. This record of the Affidavit as a legal document is recorded in the County Clerk and Recorder’s office. The affidavit should be recorded with the miscellaneous or election records, the same place where they record all other public Affidavits and legal papers, etc.

    For clarification, the legal differences of an affidavit, a deposition and oral testimony are as follows:

    An affidavit is a written declaration under oath, made without notice to the adverse party.

    A deposition is a written declaration under oath, made upon notice to the adverse party.

    Oral testimony is that delivered from the lips of the witness.

    The solution to tearing down and ripping out the corrupt, corrupting and corruptible system; the ‘legal fiction,’ the scaffolding surrounding OUR republic is to…

    Vote for a sovereign and component state governor,

    in the next election where you are a citizen resident!

    HOW WE are to do this is, by publicly casting our votes – making OUR vows, marks, and signatures and declaring OUR will in an affidavit, having it notarized and recorded as a public record. The affidavit becomes OUR ballot. Our signature and eligibility verified, is OUR vote, vow, mark, signature or hole punched in the ballot (affidavit).

    Remember that all of this is about the recognition of OUR sovereign and unalienable rights, the sovereignty of OUR states and therefore OUR chief executive seated, the sovereign governor of OUR perspective state. This act will by default or automatically make all national representatives and senators sovereign. Once the Congress is seated with sovereign representatives and senators, the Congress will cease from being an Executive Congress as it has been since 1861, and will once more become a Constitutional Congress. The moment this happens, the Executive and Judiciary Branches will also, become constitutional once more. The results and ramifications of this action will be addressed in an upcoming post in this blog. But once more, I want to stress the importance of the word ‘recognized.’

    WE the People of all OUR individual states must cast our votes in public by affidavits as detailed above. Although the person, persons or party is not the issue of utmost importance, a majority is. WE the People need to, by an overwhelming majority, show that WE are united, in voting for OUR sovereign rights. WE already have these rights, which cannot be taken or forfeited. But WE the People need to have these rights recognized. To a corrupt system and through the democratic process in OUR republic, it is only the majority that is recognized and determines the outcome of any election.

    WE the People need to show an overwhelming majority of US, WE the People are united. As such, WE the People will be recognized! These are the facts and they are undisputed!

    In a later post in this blog, I will give greater detail as to wording of the affidavit. I realize that some states will have elections for governor in November of 2010. Rest assured that the details for the affidavit will be published here, long before that time. These affidavits will need to be recorded before the November elections.

    Please do not misunderstand me. It is important that all offices in government locally, by county, state and the national level, should have the most qualified people as the servants of, by and for US, WE the People.  But there is not a single one of US, WE the People or any servant of the People which have not been adversely affected by this corrupt, corrupting and corruptible system, choking the very breath of OUR republic! Person, persons, and party are not of the most importance, it is OUR sovereign and unalienable rights that must be overwhelmingly recognized! To do this WE the People must…

    …Vote for a sovereign and component state governor,

    in the next election where you are a citizen resident, in public, by affidavit and by overwhelming numbers!

    Throughout this blog it has been repeatedly stated that OUR solution to the re-storing of OUR republic is simple. It is! It has also been reiterated that the same simple solution may be difficult. All that I am asking of myself and of all of US, WE the People will take some time, effort and even some monetary costs and expenses. All OUR states should have a sovereign state governor seated. Governors are normally elected for a term of four years. WE do not elect or re-elect governors in every state at the same time. So this process may take a few years to complete. It will take some time to fill out an affidavit, have a notary public authenticate it, and have it become a record with your county clerks office. There may be costs involved in paper, photocopies, transportation, paying a notary public, paying to have the affidavit recorded, postage in mailing a copy to the governor candidate you wish to elect and perhaps attorney fees should you encounter any problems with the wording of the affidavit or resistance from the county clerk’s office in recording it. Yes, though the solution is simple, it may be difficult and requires the participation of each one of US, WE the People.

    Let me close this post with the questions to follow. If you and I will not do this, who will? If this is not the solution, what is? If WE the People will not do this now, when will it be done? Will it ever be done? Finally, what is the cost you and I are willing to pay for liberty?

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    How to Seat a Sovereign State Governor

    February 23, 2010

    by Dahni

    © Copyright 2/23/10

    all rights reserved

    HOW can WE the People regain control of OUR right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? WE have delved into what won’t work in order to find what will work.

    Here is where we are so far:

    The List (simplified)

    8.   Establish a new service to restore OUR rights to “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” – WE are working on this Now!

    Today: How to Seat a Sovereign State Governor

    Last time WE saw that each one of US, WE the People have sovereign and unalienable rights, rights which cannot be taken or forfeited. This by sheer logic would make OUR states sovereign and our country. These are the facts and they are undisputed. The key to all of this is the recognition of these undisputed facts, first by US, WE the People, and then by the government. The day this occurs, the corrupt, corrupting and corruptible system surrounding OUR republic will begin to be dismantled, then torn down and then, ripped out. It begins with me and thee (you), WE the People recognizing these “self evident truth,” then empowering or re-empowering OUR individual and sovereign states to recognize them and all the way to the president of these states united. This empowerment or re-empowerment begins with seating original jurisdiction governors, in OUR several sovereign states. How do WE the People do this?

    Vote for a sovereign and component state governor,

    in the next election where you are a citizen resident!

    WE already vote (many of US do anyway) for a governor about every four years. So this is not a matter of voting, but HOW WE vote and that OUR votes are recognized.

    What would you think if I was to tell you that according to one organization from their website (last posted to in 12/09), claims that there are about 41 states with original jurisdiction governors that have already been seated?

    How valid are these claims? Some have considered this organization as another promoter of conspiracy theories. Some think they are in existence to make a profit from their subscribers through the sale of newsletters, books, tapes and other items. Unless you know what organization I am referring to here, you probably don’t know what organization I am referring to. This is the point and the point is, RECOGNITION. Repeatedly throughout this blog I have refused to blame any individual, persons or party for the corrupt, corrupting and corruptible system that has woven itself into OUR flag, OUR republic. I am not about to start laying blame.  I don’t care about who, what, where and when this system happened to lay a stranglehold on OUR republic. I just want the system torn down and ripped out!

    WE the People hold all the power.

    WE do not transfer power.

    WE empower the functions of and the servants for our republic. OUR country is a republic and each state in OUR country is a republic. A republic is based on the rule of law. The way OUR Constitutions (state and national) are written, divide the functions of government into three branches – executive, legislative and judiciary. The executive does not make or control law; it is controlled by law to execute law. The legislative branch is controlled by law. It makes law, but it does not execute or judge the law. The judiciary is controlled by law. It does not execute the law or make law. Basic rule of laws here I know, and maybe this is all so elementary to you. I have written these things not because you do not know them, but because you do and as a reminder for all of US, WE the People.

    The head, chief or top (bottom) executive servant in OUR individual and sovereign state is the governor. This office is key position to seating the state’s national representatives, the U.S. senators, the president and vice president of the United States and the U.S. Supreme Court. See:

    The Most Important Person

    What is most important in this process is not necessarily who WE vote for as governor, as it is HOW WE vote and that the governor is recognized as the sovereign state governor of OUR particular state.

    Recognition of the governor is really a matter of numbers. This is the democratic process of OUR republic. Recognition is tied to numbers, a majority of votes cast for the office WE the People are electing to serve US in this capacity.

    According to national election results in 2008, there were approximately 305 million people living in the United State. Of these, about 231 million were of legal age to vote. Roughly 132 million or a little over ½ of the population able to vote, voted in the election. The results were nearly split in half across party lines (52 Democrat – 46 Republican) with other candidates and ‘write-in’ votes receiving about 2% of the vote. This was the largest voter turnout in 40 years or since 1968. Clearly, a larger number of US were energized to exercise OUR power to vote. But what else does this information show?

    WE the People have often heard or read about ‘mandates.’ Mandates are like a messages being sent loud and clear, for the recognition of the will of, WE the People.

    But excuse me, when I was growing up, 52% of anything wasn’t even a passing grade in school. So 50 (something) percent, of the eligible voting population, is hardly a mandate. It is clear that whenever a larger number of people turn out to vote, something or some things, have hit a nerve. That’s a good thing, but what about the rest that could have voted that did not? And the rest by the way, were millions of people, nearly half of the voting population which did not vote. Truly numbers are important.

    I am confident that there were legitimate reasons as to why some did not vote. But no one can even convince me that ½ of OUR eligible voters all had legitimate reasons not to vote! So what about the rest? Did they not care or was it not important enough to them to vote? Did they not believe their votes would matter? I don’t care! What was was. What is, is, and what will be, will be. My concern and yours should be the present and the future of US, WE the People and OUR posterity!

    What could possibly be more important than voting for OUR sovereign and unalienable rights, OUR Liberty? Would it be OUR perceived entitlements? Only you can answer the question for yourself. But for me, even entitlements would cease where liberty is absent!

    “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

    Benjamin Franklin

    Numbers matter and each one of US, WE the People matter! Let US look at some history where numbers mattered.

    In 1776, The Declaration of Independence was signed by unanimous agreement. Each signer as a representative was empowered by the People to sign this document. The purpose, intent and example of US, WE the People, than unanimous consent!

    Now I am not suggesting that WE the People all agree to vote for a certain person, persons or party, but history has shown that if the issues are important enough to US, WE the People could unanimously all agree. I am not suggesting that every single eligible voter will vote, only that it is possible and that certainly, if they knew the stakes and their individual power, a greater number would! WE need to be recognized! Numbers matter. WE the People need to send a message (a mandate) loud and clear, that WE the People are voting for OUR sovereign rights in sovereign states, for sovereign governors in OUR sovereign country!

    Since Declaration of Independence was brought up before, let US look at HOW the signers voted as well as all of those that signed the Constitution of 1789.

    How did all of these individuals that signed the above documents cast their votes? Their votes were their signatures and they were made public. What is a vote? According to the dictionary a vote as a noun is defined as follows:

    1. a formal expression of opinion or choice, either positive or negative, made by an individual or body of individuals.

    2. the means by which such expression is made, as a ballot, ticket, etc.

    Origin: 1425–75; late ME (n.) < L vōtum a vow

    Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2010

    So to vote, WE the People make a vow that WE are who WE say WE are and that the vote WE cast is truly OUR will. To vote implies the means of voting which is by ballot, ticket and etc. It is the abbreviated word etcetera, “etc.” I have emphasized and would like to call your attention to. Etcetera is, a number of things or persons unspecified.

    Normally when WE think of voting, an image appears in OUR minds of a booth with a curtain. As we enter, WE notice a large handle. Once this has been moved, the curtain closes for privacy. Inside, there is usually some type of board with names and selections with a little lever near each one. As the levers are moved, OUR selections are made. After double checking to make sure, WE have selected all the choices and made the choices we want, WE move a large handle which punches holes in our ballot and opens the curtain for the next voter. Although there are other methods of casting votes, this method is usually the one that is used in OUR country.

    All of the methods of voting have been designed for the sake of convenience, security and privacy. Privacy, yes, as OUR votes are made in private. With the exception of writing in a candidate which WE can always legally do, the names and issues have been provided for US to vote on. Now let me ask US each two questions. Where is it written in OUR laws that OUR votes must be made private? It does not exist! Have you ever seen a ballot where you can vote for a sovereign anyone or anything? That does not exist either!

    So to have OUR votes recognized for a sovereign state governor, WE the People must do the following:

    1. WE the People must be informed as to exactly what WE are voting for. WE are voting for OUR sovereign and unalienable rights and for OUR choice for OUR sovereign state governor.
    2. WE the People must exercise OUR power, by sending a message loud a clear, a mandate, an overwhelming recognition by the overwhelming majority of US, WE the People, by casting OUR votes.
    3. WE the People must indicate through OUR voting, exactly what and for whom WE the People are voting for.
    4. WE the People must vote in public, for all to see!

    What are WE the People to vote for – OUR sovereign and unalienable rights! HOW

    Vote for a sovereign and component state governor, [in public]

    in the next election where you are a citizen resident!

    So HOW do WE the People vote in public and why should WE?

    The solution has been given! What remains to be seen is HOWWE the People can apply the solution. It too, is really quite simple. It will not take forever or even a lifetime. It will only take a small amount of time and your direct participation. It may be difficult, but WE can do it IF, WE the People so will to do it. Do WE so will?

    What may seem as insurmountable odds in regaining control of our liberties may appear hopeless, but there is an answer! Stay tuned here as we continue with…

    Next Time: How to Vote for Sovereignty in Public

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    or what you can do for your country,

    but what can WE the People do, for each other!”


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    Dahni
    An Amer-I-Can eagle


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    Recognition of OUR Sovereign Rights

    February 22, 2010

    by Dahni

    © Copyright 2/22/10

    all rights reserved

    HOW can WE the People regain control of OUR right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? WE have delved into what won’t work in order to find what will work.

    Here is where we are so far:

    The List (simplified)

    8.   Establish a new service to restore OUR rights to “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” – WE are working on this Now!

    Today: Recognition of OUR Sovereign Rights

    Over and over throughout this blog, we have repeatedly seen the words: “our,” ”us,” and “we,” always CAPITALIZED in italics, in bold and colored red or blue to emphasize  the real power source in this country and that is US, WE the People! WE must each recognize our individual sovereign rights, the sovereign rights of our individual state and both need to be recognized by government.

    The issue of sovereign rights is nothing new. Several states have pushed for or are in process of pushing for sovereign rights. This is one cause which led to the separation of states in the 1860’s. In modern times, sovereign rights have been argued primarily under the ‘Commerce Clause’ of the U.S. Constitution. These efforts have failed and will fail. For reference to this, go back into this blog for the series on:

    ‘Challenging the Commerce Clause’

    Other states have or are in process of pushing for ‘state rights’ or sovereign rights based on the 10th Amendment (part of the ‘Bill of Rights’) from the Constitution.

    U.S. Constitution

    Amendment X

    “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

    U.S. Constitution, Amendment X

    The problem with this argument is from the amendments and other laws, and executive orders which have been added to OUR government since 1865. The courts interpret, the laws circumvent and the amendments though they do appear in the constitution; they appear constitutional, and they appear to have been ratified by a majority of the states, they are not constitutional! This is all legal fiction and part of a corrupt, corruptible and corrupting system.

    I am not about to blame any person, persons or party for this corrupt, corrupting and corruptible system. It just is, what it is! Whether this system in part or in full was put into motion knowingly or unintentionally or with good intentions or otherwise, I DON’T CARE! And I don’t care for two reasons:

    1. This is about re-storing, re-engineering (or whatever you want to call this) OUR republic.
    2. WE already have all the sovereign rights WE will ever need, so this is all about recognition of OUR sovereign rights.

    So HOW do WE do this? Are you ready for the answer; the solution? Will you believe, accept and act on it, even though it is so very simple? Well, here it comes.

    Vote for a sovereign and component state governor,

    in the next election where you are a citizen resident!

    That’s it? That’s the solution? I have said all along that it was really simple. Now before you get mad and write some angry comment as to why it has taken all this time; all these many posts in this blog, just to write that one sentence, remember these two things:

    1. To recognize a fake, WE must first recognize the original, the real deal.
    2. I have said this was simple, not easy. It will take some time and the direct participation on the part of all of US, WE the People.

    WE the people must recognize the original and that is the sovereign rights of both the individual and the several states. WE the People must recognize the power WE each and united together, possess. This is OUR republic; this is the original, and this is the real deal.

    Knowing these unalienable sovereign rights and that, “WE hold these truths to be self evident,” WE the People can recognize the fake, the legal fiction, the corrupt, corrupting and corruptible system. NOW WE the People need to play or contend by the rules of the system, in order to tear it down and rip it out.

    Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion, Baseball, Legal Fiction & WE the People

    1. An object at rest will remain at rest unless acted on by an unbalanced force. An object in motion continues in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force. This law is often called “the law of inertia.” A baseball lying in the grass just lays there without motion. Legal Fiction just lies over OUR republic as there is little or no resistance to it, as if WE didn’t know WE could roll the baseball.There is a natural tendency of objects (legal fiction and US, WE the People), to keep on doing what they’re doing. All objects resist changes (legal fiction and US, WE the People) in their state of motion. In the absence of an unbalanced force, an object  or objects (legal fiction and US, WE the People) in motion, will maintain this state of motion.
    2. Acceleration is produced when a force acts on a mass. WE roll the ball in the grass, WE recognize legal fiction, a fake, a corrupt system and take action. The grass (legal fiction, the fake, the corrupt system) produces friction (resistance) and stops the motion of the ball. The greater the mass (of the object being accelerated) the greater the amount of force is needed (to accelerate the object). There is no greater force than US, WE the People united!
    3. For every action there is an equal and opposite re-action. This means that for every force there is a reaction force that is equal in size, but opposite in direction. That is to say that whenever an object pushes another object it gets pushed back in the opposite direction equally hard. Legal fiction, the fake and corrupt system picks up the ball and throws it at US. WE the People pick up a bat, and knock the ball out of the park with bases loaded. Grand slam homerun, 9th inning, game over and WE the People win! What was the bat? OUR unalienable and sovereign rights! What was the force so great that the ball was knocked out of the park? The force was and always will be, WE the People, of the sovereign states united!

    Again, the solution (the bat) is to…

    …vote for a sovereign and component state governor,

    in the next election where you are a citizen resident!

    The HOW to seat a sovereign governor is like learning how to swing the bat. It may be difficult and take some time, but the force behind the bat, is the direct participation of, WE the People.

    By the way, the baseball is OUR republic. The playing field is OUR country. The bat belongs to US, WE the People and WE the People make the rules! Guess who will win? But WE have to show up and WE have to play to win.

    The grand slam home run is also like dominoes. Once WE seat OUR sovereign state governors, all will automatically ‘fall’ into place. By default or as a direct result, all OUR national representatives and senators will become a Constitutional Congress. The president and executive branch will become a Constitutional Executive branch. And the judiciary will become a Constitutional Judiciary Branch. The order of OUR republic, OUR sovereign states’ rights and OUR sovereign unalienable rights will be recognized for the first time, since 1861!

    The solution has been given! What remains to be seen is HOW; WE the People can apply the solution. It too, is really quite simple. It will not take forever or even a lifetime. It will only take a small amount of time and your direct participation. It may be difficult, but WE can do it IF, WE the People so will to do it. Do WE so will?

    What may seem as insurmountable odds in regaining control of our liberties may appear hopeless, but there is an answer! Stay tuned here as we continue with…

    Next Time: How to Seat a Sovereign State Governor

    Check out the other blogs listed to the right. Come often. Bring others. Get involved. Do something. See:

    How You Can Help


    Ask not what your country can do for you

    or what you can do for your country,

    but what can WE the People do, for each other!”


    1 of WE,

    Dahni
    An Amer-I-Can eagle

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