I have had this written since Presidents Day, but something urged me not to release it until now. So I have sat by, letting people think I simply dropped off the face of the earth. But now those feelings are gone and I am sending it out to be read, or ignored, at your leisure. (N.R.)
I am a pessimist; I will be the first to admit it. I am especially pessimistic when it comes to the future of this country. I have been told, by a great many people that Americans are waking up. People often tell me that the vast number of people who now support Ron Paul is testimony to that fact. But, as I said, Im a pessimist, and I believe my pessimism is justified. If youll kindly allow me I will explain why.
I have seen the support that Ron Paul has; I have seen the YouTube videos, the pictures people send me of his campaign rallies, with standing room only crowds. Yeah, so he has a big following of loyal supporters. Look at the primary and caucus results, how well has he done?
Im not saying that Ron Paul is not getting the votes to win; Im saying they wont let him win. Ron Paul is a good honest man, who stands by his convictions and supports the Constitution, and for that reason he is dangerous, and they will not let a dangerous man into the White House. They can tolerate him in Congress; they can tolerate him as the figurehead of a large movement of like-minded people, but they will not tolerate him in a position where he could derail their plans. Its that simple.
Listen, these people, the ones who are intent on bringing our country to ruin, or in converting it into something other than a republic built upon the principle of freedom and liberty, have been working towards their goal for at least one hundred years. Consider this, it was in 1913 that the Federal Reserve Act was passed, and it was in 1913 that the federal government obtained to power to tax our income. I do not believe in coincidences, and it was no coincidence that those two events happened in the same year. It has been downhill ever since.
When I speak of government, I am not limiting my discussion to the federal government; I am speaking of anyone in a position to pass laws, ordinances, or codes which regulate the lives of the people they represent.
So, if Ron Paul were to get elected, what could he do to stop the state and local governments from imposing unconstitutional laws, ordinances, and codes upon the people? The corruption which permeates government is so widespread, so entrenched that it is beyond repair. And as I said, the powers that be will do anything to ensure Ron Paul is not elected, so that idea is a non-issue, which leaves the future of this country in the hands of the people, not in the hands of their elected representatives.
I am also frequently reminded that it took a mere 3% of the people to actively fight for our independence, and that it is likely that we have a proportionately equal number of people willing to do the same today.
I am not going to list the grievances listed by our founders in the Declaration of Independence, rather Id hope you would read them for yourself. The Declaration can be read HERE.
What I wish to point out is that many of the items listed in the Declaration are strikingly similar to the oppression we now live under due to a myriad of laws which have been passed to fight this so-called War on Terror.
As I said earlier, I do not believe in coincidences, and a monstrous bill such as the Patriot Act, which restructures and grants new powers to our government, being passed just over a month after the attacks of 9/11, without ANYONE in Congress apparently having read it, is a huge coincidence. You can put on your tin foil hats and think about that for a few moments. I believe it was all planned in advance; whether the government merely knew in advance about the attacks, or actually perpetrated them, they used them to pass a law which violates numerous rights of the people.
Its not just the Patriot Act, its the fact that our government wants to fill the skies with Predator spy drones to watch over us; its the fact that Homeland Security is watching every keystroke people make on social networking sites such as Facebook. It is also the fact that some states, such as my home state of California, have become so regulatory that you cannot do anything without violating some law or ordinance. John Stossel did a segment where he talked about the far reaching arm of government imposing its will upon average citizens who were completely unaware that they were violating some law. You can watch a portion of it HERE.
Now you tell me that is not oppression! You compare the ways in which government regulates, restricts, and controls your life with the list of grievances found in the Declaration of Independence, and then you tell me who suffers from more oppression, America today or the founders?
James Madison once said, The free men of America did not wait till usurped power had strengthened itself by exercise, and entangled the question in precedents. They saw all the consequences in the principle, and they avoided the consequences by denying the principle.
They denied the principle! They told the King of England and his mighty army that they did not recognize the principle of its right to rule over them in all manners, that they were free men and acted accordingly, they fought back. Sure, it took a spark like the incidents at Concord and Lexington to ignite the powder keg and cause the colonists to fight, but fight they did. What is it going to take before Americans get too tired of all the government rules which restrict their freedom, what will be our spark?
That is why I have no faith in movements such as the one behind Ron Paul. Sure it is comprised of good people who want the same thing I do, a constitutionally limited government. But the difference between them and me is that they still believe the system can be repaired, while I dont.
I believe that the majority or those who represent us in government, at all levels, have sold their souls to the devil [figuratively at least] and no longer give a rats ass about the welfare of the people they represent. And they damn sure dont care about an annoying little thing like the Constitution or the Bill of Rights. They work at the behest of their banking masters and it is they who run the circus now.
That is why Ron Paul wont get elected, because he understands this, and they know he understands this. Ron Paul would do something to hinder their plans, and they will not allow that to happen.
Most people do not understand how evil these bankers are, and how little they care for your well-being, all they care about is profit and power. In a 1927 speech at the Commencement Ceremonies to the University of Texas, Former President of the Bank of England, [the equivalent to our Federal Reserve Bank], Sir Josiah Stamp stated, Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin. The Bankers own the earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the power to create deposits, and with the flick of a pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take it away from them, and all the grate fortunes like mine will disappear and they ought to disappear, for this would be a happier and better world to live in. But, if you wish to remain the slaves of the Bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create deposits.
And, as James Monroe once said, It is only when the people become ignorant and corrupt, when they degenerate into a populace, that they are incapable of exercising their sovereignty. Usurpation is then an easy attainment, and an usurper soon found. The people themselves become the willing instruments of their own debasement and ruin.
I may be pessimistic, but I am not giving up. I believe that my rights are mine, and that no man, nor group of men, has the power or authority to take them from me. I dont need a law, or a document to tell me that those rights exist, and I damn sure do not need permission from government to exercise them.
But as long as I see Jack Booted Thugs, disguised as law enforcement officers, TSA employees, DEA, or FBI agents, going around violating peoples rights, while the people do absolutely nothing to stand up for those rights, I will remain pessimistic. If we the people want our country back, if we want our rights and liberty back, we are going to have to take it back. We cannot wait for them to give it back to us. So, until I see people standing up for themselves, and not placing all their hopes upon a movement, I will remain pessimistic about the future of this country. I hope someday to be proven wrong, but as Neitzsche said, Hope is the worst of evils, for it prolongs the torment of man.
To close I would like to leave you with the words of Patrick Henry, delivered on March 23, 1775, Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.
Open your eyes folks, before its too late
March 4, 2012
~ The Author ~
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