Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Dec. 3rd, 1867; Message from the President...

“...The judiciary has also given the solemn sanction of its authority to the same view of the case. The judges of the Supreme Court have included the southern States in their circuits, and they are constantly, in banc and elsewhere, exercising jurisdiction which does not belong to them, unless those States are States of the Union.
“If the southern States are component parts of the Union, the Constitution is the supreme law for them, as it is for all the other States. They are bound to obey it, and so are we. The right of the federal government, which is clear and unquestionable, to enforce the Constitution upon them, implies the correlative obligation on our part to observe its limitations and execute its guarantees. Without the Constitution we are nothing; by, through, and under the Constitution we are what it makes us We may doubt the wisdom of the law, we may not approve of its provisions, but we cannot violate it merely because it seems to confine our powers within limits narrower than we could wish. It is not a question of individual, or class, or sectional interest, much less of party predominance, but of duty--of high and sacred duty--which we are all sworn to perform. If we cannot support the Constitution with the cheerful alacrity of those who love and believe in it, we must give to it at least the fidelity of public servants who act under solemn obligations and commands which they dare not disregard....”
- President Andrew Johnson, Dec. 3, 1867, Message to the Senate. [Journal of the Senate of the United States of America. A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1875]

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Henry Laurens, Letter to John Lewis Gervais, Aug. 5, 1777

"...Our greatest Enemies are within ourselves & not among those Men who oppose us by Arms or who honestly & openly profess themselves averse from our measures & politics. You would be astonished were you here to see the number & influence of the property Men. I call them so because almost every Man of them were the most Vigorous in opposing the measures of the British Ministry until they perceived that opposition, proceeding to a serious War, then fear of the Loss of Life & Estate shocked their faith. they wished to remain neuter, they still acknowledged that America had been greatly aggreived but withdrew from the Councils & Society of their former Colleagues under pretences, some that Independence had been declared too soon, others that it had never been their design to be Independent. A few such we have in Carolina, observe them, they are Men of property called sensible & good Sort of Men. They are cunning Men, & their cunning is exceedingly baneful to a cause which in their hearts they wish well. If we lose that Cause it will be the effect of their timidity & their pernicious examples. Whether their wishes to enjoy their Estates in quiet will succeed I know not-I rather beleive they will drag a few years of life through painful reproaches & reflections- but I say, Such Men in this State & that of New York abound-& unless the progress of Burgoyne & his junction with Sir William Howe is Speedily prevented they will have room to expand to join the Enemy & to reduce the friends of Freedom to the utmost hazards & difficulties...."

Thursday, October 26, 2006

"Under these impressions...."

"Seventeenth. That the People have a right to keep and hear arms; that a well regulated militia, including the body of the People capable of bearing arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defence of a free State; that the militia shall not be subject to martial law, except in time of war, rebellion, or insurrection; that standing armies in time of peace, are dangerous to liberty, and ought not to be kept up, except in cases of necessity; and that at all times the military should be under strict subordination to the civil power; that in time of peace no soldier ought to be quartered in any house without the consent of the owner, and in time of war only by the civil magistrates in such manner as the law directs.
"Eighteenth. That any person religiously scrupulous of bearing arms, ought to be exempted upon pay-ment of an equivalent to employ another to bear arms in his stead.
"Under these impressions, and declaring that the rights aforesaid cannot be abridged or violated, and that the explanations aforesaid are consistent with the said Constitution, and in confidence that the amendments hereafter mentioned will receive an early and mature consideration, and con-formably to the fifth article of said Constitution, speedily become a part thereof--We the said delegates, in the name and in the behalf of the People of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, do, by these presents, assent to and ratify the said Constitution. In full confidence, nevertheless, that until the amendments; hereafter proposed and undermentioned, shall be agreed to and ratified..."
- Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States, Ratification of the Constitution of the United States, by the State of North Carolina. United States, January 11, 1790.

Monday, October 23, 2006

THIS must NEVER happen AGAIN!


Thursday, October 19, 2006

From The War on Guns: "Life on the Bizarro World"

David Codrea at The War on Guns has posted an article titled "Life on the Bizarro World". The story has ruffled my feathers in the extreme. For it shows just how hypocritical and evil that our government has become:

Mal Soon Jin, a Korean woman who has lived in the United States for 20 years and run a fruit store with her husband, was minutes away from a moment that looms large for many immigrants in their quest for the American Dream: the naturalization ceremony that would make her a United States citizen.

But when she walked into the marble lobby of United States District Court in Brooklyn about 8 a.m. yesterday to take the oath, and placed her handbag on the X-ray machine’s conveyor belt, she hit a snag. A court security officer operating the machine spotted an unloaded five-shot .22-caliber silver derringer in a zippered compartment in her handbag, according to the authorities.

As a result, Ms. Jin did not attend the morning naturalization ceremony on the second floor with hundreds of other soon-to-be citizens. Instead, she was arraigned on federal gun charges in a smaller courtroom, just steps away on the second floor....

The following is the comment I left on David's article:

If she just would have understood that it is the perverse that are in 'control' now. She would have known that; "the Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms, shall not be Infringed" doesn't mean - EVERYWHERE. Especially not on UNITED STATES PROPERTY, where the CONSTITUTION is supposed to be in FULL FORCE.

For all we know, she could have very well thought, that by carrying the gun, she was PROVING that she understood what being a citizen is ALL about! But, of course she was reading the OLD Constitution. Not the new twisted, perverted and subverted one.

"I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the (NEW TWISTED, PERVERTED AND SUBVERTED) Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; THAT I WILL BEAR ARMS ON BEHALF of the (NEW TWISTED, PERVERTED AND SUBVERTED) United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the armed forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; SO HELP ME GOD." - Naturalization Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America, (Commentary in parenthesis added).

This government has turned into the lowest form of reptiles. One could even reasonably conclude, that 'they' are subterranean reptiles from hell.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Just a thought....

Isn't it interesting how that the two main pillars, on which our country has stood on for decades, are the ones most attacked? They both start with 'G'. And our government, and education systems have done their best, (as well as their worst), to eradicate them. Can anyone guess what they are? Forget the last question. Not even going to bother playing any games;

Tell me, am I lying, or wrong?
And, what do you know, Mr. Henry seems to feel much the same way:
"The great and direct end of government is liberty. Secure our liberty and privileges, and the end of government is answered. If this be not effectually done, government is an evil."
- Patrick Henry, June 25, 1788, The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution, (Virginia). [Elliot's Debates, Volume 3].

Friday, October 13, 2006

"...ultimately find ourselves under the control of a dictatorship..."

The following is an, (expanded), reply to an article posted on Keep and Bear Arms titled 'When in doubt, call a conference':
These acts of violence are indeed sad and regretable. However, the right to keep and bear arms was held as a God-given, Inherent, and Natural Right (by the founders):
"Agreed to found our Rights upon the Laws of Nature....”
And, it was enumerated into our Constitution in a way which specifically prohibits any government regulation over arms in the hands of We The People:
"Rights of the citizen declared to be --"
The right of an American citizen to Keep and Bear Arms pre-existed the Constitution. And is entirely seperate from the militia:
'for the common defence' (?)
My contention is, that since our Constitution was founded on "the great principle of self-preservation; to the transcendent law of nature and of nature's God", (See Federalist #43). We are having the problems we are presently, because the "Laws of Nature and of Natures God" have been transgressed. And that the problem will only get worse, as long as those laws are cast aside. Our governments have clearly exceeded their Constitutionally delegated authority. Despite whatever the nine monkeys in black robes, with gavels in their paws decide; They are Usurping our rights, and are on the verge of becoming totally tyrannical. One would have to be completely blind to not see this fact. Consider how many large population centers have already been perversely restricted or disarmed.
We The People were meant to be armed in order to defend ourselves from ANY danger to our Freedom and Liberty. "Self-Preservation is the First Law of Nature". And ALL of our government(s) were clearly restrained from Infringing upon that specific Right.
Ask yourself an honest question. Since 'gun control' schemes have been enacted, has ANYTHING improved? NO. It has only become increasingly worse.
The ONLY Constitutionally legal time that an American citizen can be disarmed. Is if they have transgressed the law and are imprisoned PERIOD
And then government must provide for their defense. If a person that has committed a crime, and has served their lawfully imposed sentence. And, is released back into the "state of nature", they are entitled to defend themselves. Witness:
"Among the natural rights of the Colonists are these: First, a right to life; Secondly, to liberty; Thirdly, to property; together with the right to support and defend them in the best manner they can. These are evident branches of, rather than deductions from, the duty of self-preservation, commonly called the first law of nature...."

"...In short, it is the greatest absurdity to suppose it in the power of one, or any number of men, at the entering into society, to renounce their essential natural rights, or the means of preserving those rights; when the grand end of civil government, from the very nature of its institution, is for the support, protection, and defence of those very rights; the principal of which, as is before observed, are Life, Liberty, and Property. If men, through fear, fraud, or mistake, should in terms renounce or give up any essential natural right, the eternal law of reason and the grand end of society would absolutely vacate such renunciation. The right to freedom being the gift of God Almighty, it is not in the power of man to alienate this gift and voluntarily become a slave..."

- Samuel Adams and Benjamin Franklin, Nov. 20, 1772. ['The Rights of the Colonists', (actual title; 'The Report of the Committee of Correspondence to the Boston Town Meeting').]

"I here close my examination into those natural rights, which, in my humble opinion, it is the business of civil government to protect, and not to subvert, and the exercise of which it is the duty of civil government to enlarge, and not to restrain. I go farther; and now proceed to show, that in peculiar instances, in which those rights can receive neither protection nor reparation from civil government, they are, notwithstanding its institution, entitled still to that defence, and to those methods of recovery, which are justified and demanded in a state of nature.

"The defence of one’s self, justly called the primary law of nature, is not, nor can it be abrogated by any regulation of municipal law. This principle of defence is not confined merely to the person; it extends to the liberty and the property of a man: it is not confined merely to his own person; it extends to the persons of all those, to whom he bears a peculiar relation -- of his wife, of his parent, of his child, of his master, of his servant: nay, it extends to the person of every one, who is in danger; perhaps, to the liberty of every one, whose liberty is unjustly and forcibly attacked. It becomes humanity as well as justice."

- James Wilson, from a series of lectures given between 1790 and 1792,
'Wilson, Of the Natural Rights of Individuals', in 2 The Works of James Wilson 335 (J.D. Andrews ed. 1896).

The law of nature is immutable; not by the effect of an arbitrary disposition, but because it has its foundation in the nature, constitution, and mutual relations of men and things. While these continue to be the same, it must continue to be the same also. This immutability of nature's laws has nothing in it repugnant to the supreme power of an all-perfect Being. Since he himself is the author of our constitution; he cannot but command or forbid such things as are necessarily agreeable or disagreeable to this very constitution. He is under the glorious necessity of not contradicting himself. This necessity, far from limiting or diminishing his perfections, adds to their external character, and points out their excellency.

The law of nature is universal. For it is true, not only that all men are equally subject to the command of their Maker; but it is true also, that the law of nature, having its foundation in the constitution and state of man, has an essential fitness for all mankind, and binds them without distinction.

“This law, or right reason, as Cicero calls it, is thus beautifully described by that eloquent philosopher. "It is, indeed," says he, "a true law, conformable to nature, diffused among all men, unchangeable, eternal. By its commands, it calls men to their duty: by its prohibitions, it deters them from vice. To diminish, to alter, much more to abolish this law, is a vain attempt. Neither by the senate, nor by the people, can its powerful obligation be dissolved. It requires no interpreter or commentator. It is not one law at Rome, another at Athens; one law now, another hereafter: it is the same eternal and immutable law, given at all times and to all nations: for God, who is its author and promulgator, is always the sole master and sovereign of mankind."

- James Wilson, [The Works of the Honourable James Wilson, L.L.D.; Chap. III Of the Law of Nature]. Mr. Wilson signed the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. In addition he was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention and a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.

Keeping and Bearing Arms is not only an individual Right, but a DUTY of the citizen:
The teachers, and every other U.S. citizen are subject to the following law:
UNITED STATES CODE, Title 10, Subtitle A, Part I, Chapter 13, § 311
Militia: composition and classes
(a) The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.
(b) The classes of the militia are -
(1) the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia; and
(2) the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia.
It is an impossibility that the police, or military for that matter, can be in all places at all times. Besides that, our government is charged with the "Common Defense" NOT individual. Check with the Supreme Court if you don't believe me.
We The People need to exercise our Natural Right and our Sovereign Authority once again. It is high time that it is shown once again. That we will NOT stand by idle and abide insane people killing us or our posterity.
Or, we can continue down the present course, and ultimately find ourselves under the control of a dictatorship. (Those whom are aware of history will know the TRUTH of that last statement).

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Message to the U.S. Senate, Oct. 27, 1807....

“The framers of our constitution certainly supposed they had guarded, as well their government against destruction by treason, as their citizens against oppression, under pretence of it, and if these ends are not attained, it is of importance to inquire by what means more effectual they may be secured.”
- President Thomas Jefferson,

Monday, October 09, 2006

Some things NEVER change....

"...Upon the meeting of Congress, two parties were immediately formed, with different views, and determined to act upon different principles. One intended candidly and clearly to define American rights, and explicitly and dutifully to petition for the remedy which would redress the grievances justly complained of--to form a more solid and constitutional union between the two countries, and to avoid every measure which tended to sedition, or acts of violent opposition. The other consisted of persons, whose design, from the beginning of their opposition to the Stamp Act, was to throw off all subordination and connexion with Great-Britain; who meant by every fiction, false hood and fraud, to delude the people from their due allegiance, to throw the subsisting Governments into anarchy, to incite the ignorant and vulgar to arms, and with those arms to establish American Inde- pendence. The one were men of loyal principles, and possessed the greatest fortunes in America; the other were congregational and pres- byterian republicans, or men of bankrupt fortunes, overwhelmed in debt to the British merchants. The first suspected the designs of the last, and were therefore cautious; but as they meant to do nothing but what was reasonable and just, they were open and ingenuous. The second, fearing the opposition of the first, were secret and hypo critical, and left no art, no falsehood, no fraud unessayed to conceal their intentions. The loyalists rested, for the most part, on the defensive, and opposed, with success, every measure which tended to violent opposition. Motions were made, debated and rejected, and nothing was carried by either.While the two parties in Congress remained thus during three weeks on an equal balance, the republicans were calling to their as- sistance the aid of their factions without. Continual expresses were employed between Philadelphia and Boston. These were under the management of Samuel Adams..."
See? And what is our problem today? Is it not the same exact situation as then? Ain't that right Herr Bloomberg, (and the other 'loyal' minion mayors)? It is, indeed, a fact that somethings NEVER change, isn't it?

Saturday, October 07, 2006

"Nothing could be more preposterous or absurd..."

“Constant apprehension of war has the same tendency to render the head too large for the body. A standing military force, with an overgrown executive, will not long be safe companions to liberty. The means of defence against foreign danger have been always the instruments of tyranny at home. Among the Romans it was a standing maxim, to excite a war whenever a revolt was apprehended. Throughout all Europe, the armies kept up under the pretext of defending, have enslaved, the people.”
- James Madison, [The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution, Friday, June 29. [Elliot's Debates, Volume 5].
“But as states are a collection of individual men, which ought we to respect most, the rights of the people composing them, or of the artificial beings resulting from the composition? Nothing could be more preposterous or absurd than to sacrifice the former to the latter.”
- Alexander Hamilton, [The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution, Friday, June 29. [Elliot's Debates, Volume 5]

Monday, October 02, 2006

Inhabitants of the United States

Letters of Delegates to Congress: Volume 7, May 29, 1777
"When obliged to take this first Step the People proceeded with the utmost Caution. No tumult or disorder appeared, every man was impressed with an awful Sense of the Necessity he was under of Exercising that Right which Nature gave to every Man, and which the British Constitution expressly Assented, that of Consulting and resolving Concerning his Safety and Happiness, and each was determined to Exercise it no farther than the Necessity pressingly required....
"...The Conduct of the British Court towards the Americans in the repeated dissolutions of their Assemblies whenever they attempted to Complain, in disregarding their Complaints when offered in the most humble and supplicating Manner by their Representatives in Congress, in refusing even to point out a Mode whereby they might find an Inoffensive passage to the Royal Ear, in disregarding all Rules of Justice and humanity by Subjecting their persons and Properties to Military Violence and Endeavouring even to Starve them, and by denying any Mitigation of those Enormities, Unless absolute Submission Should be made. this Conduct of the B[ritish] C[ourt] left no room to doubt that they considered the Americans as objects merely of Dominion not of Government. of Plunder not of Protection, of Military Tyranny not of Legal administration of Justice. No choice was left but to Oppose Arms to Arms, or submit to the absolute dominion of Men whose pride and Cruelty is incurrable, and whose rapacity is without Bounds. No alternative was left to the Citizen but to rouse into a Soldier or Sink into a Slave and entail Servitude Irrevocably on his posterity.
"Yet even after this altho the People of America Could not Hesitate to take Arms, they kept in view their much loved Constitutional Connection with Britain, and altho they knew that when Protection was denied them, and they were driven to arms for their Safety, all relation between them and the Crown of Britain was dissolved, yet they chose to overlook this, and so long as any Hope remained of obtaining it on Just and reasonable Grounds to leave every possible Avenue open to reconciliation, nor did they forego this pleasing tho Imaginary prospect until they four.d that Britain was arming Slaves, Savages, and foreign Mercenaries against them and that she was totally regardless of their sufferings and Intent only on Subduing them to absolute Slavery. It now became Folly to indulge any Hope of Reconciliation. The Americans were universally Sensible that in all her progress Britain was determined to Establish over them an unlimitted Tyranny, that nothing less would Satisfy her ambition, and to Effect this She would Not Scruple to Expose them to the Undistinguishing Plunder and Massacres of Slaves, Indians, and more unfeeling Mercenary Soldiers. All Connection with Britain became impossible Except as Slaves without Right or property, but what must be held at the Precarious Will and pleasure of her Ministers.(2) Reconciliation became the same thing as Slavery, Independence the same thing as Freedom. Independance was not the voluntary choice of America but the Alternative which she prefered to Servitude, for no other Choice but one of them was left...."