…You think TAXES are a problem?

Before all the “Tea Party” events swirl through the news, there’s something I have to get off my chest.

Despite what you’ve been told about the cause of our Revolutionary War, you’ll be half-way through our Declaration of Independence before you see taxation mentioned, and then only in regard to imposing taxes on us without our consent.

After that, guess what?

Taxation doesn’t appear again.

Even “taxation without representation” (not in the Declaration, and the phrase was popularized later in the conflict) isn’t so much about taxation, as it is about colonists’ right to proxies in the seat of power.

Taxes are a symptom, not the disease.

You see, the real reason our founders declared independence from England was King George’s “refusal to assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.” The Declaration cites the King for 27 violations of rights that Englishmen were due by written law. It was Rule of Law instead of rule of tyrants that our founders wanted — not anything unreasonable or even new.

Of course, from the moment the US Constitution was made law, politicians resisted its limitations on their power, such that by 1799, just ten years after ratification, both Madison and Jefferson wrote the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions to reassert federalism …or face annulment and dissolution of the union!

They demanded Rule of Law under existing constitutions as written…and they meant it.

Right now, we do not operate under Rule of Law by the constitutions as written. We are under Common Law, or law by judicial decree. There is a good place for Common Law. It’s not a bad thing. But where legislation and constitutions apply, what’s in play is Civil Law and Statutory Law. The difference in practice is huge; and as predicted by our founders if the borders are breached, ultimately fatal.

No political power is any longer bound by any written laws. In fact, as the courts are servants of the greater political/finance machine, there are no real limits on political power at all.

So you have no rights. Forget the laws plainly written down, the rules are what people in robes decree.

You have no second amendment because you have no constitution. You have no first amendment because you have no Rule of Law. You’ve got nothing that can’t be taken away from you. Not your property, your rights, or your life.

I’m scratching my head wondering why we think we have any other issues?

But no. We divide and conquer…ourselves.

Second Amendment advocates campaign against our constitutional right to sin without civil punishment (as long as we don’t hurt others).

Those who call themselves “First Amendment Champion” typically oppose the very first right mentioned in the First Amendment’s five enumerated rights.

We each have our favorite rights, but we doggedly, stupidly, deny others theirs.

And so we have none at all.

And we think, on Tax Day, that how much of the Fed’s monopoly notes we feed the meter is, in itself, a problem?

Taxation out of control is only a minor symptom of a fatal disease, and we’re running out of time.

Right now we can communicate with amazing ease. We can travel unimpeded. We can form groups and meet. But because we won’t even ask for constitutional Rule of Law, these are not rights; they’re conditional privileges with increasing conditions and decreasing privilege.

Soon, we will lose these privileges to the degree that opposition to our oppressors will be very, very difficult.

You think I’m kidding? You think I’m in mouth-breathing hysteria mode beyond any reason? You think that happy days are, as the experts tell us, just around the corner?

I hope you’re right, and I’m very wrong.

But what I see is that our government is blowing the great bubble even bigger for one huge, stinking, bloody pop.

Read any history book. Then look at current events and see that those who’ve been wrong every time before are today called “pundits,” “experts” and “leaders,” while those who’ve always been right are called “fringe” and “losers.” Our language and culture is increasingly debased, perverted. We’re turning the excelsian hope of 1776 into the dystopian muck of 1984.

Look at all the fallen nations before us and imagine what they must have been thinking in their final days.

I’m betting they all thought, “surely not! That could never happen to us!”

Well, on a happier note, God is in control.

He knows that we’re not!

In that, I find some comfort.

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Black Presidents, and More Pressing Matters

Some say that five, perhaps six, and maybe even more of our USA Presidents …were part black.

I haven’t personally checked out the facts; and facts are becoming increasingly elusive in the Information Age.  And if you can trust geneticists, most of what’s commonly said about race is bunk anyway.

Still, it’s embarrassing that most of us are convinced that Obama is something new when, actually, his ideology, his “phenomenon,” and …maybe even his lineage are no “change” at all.
We were warned about voting away our rights.  We were warned about trading liberty for security.  We were warned that as government grows, liberty and prosperity recede. 

We have forgotten all of this.  And that may just kill us.

All major party presidential candidates excepting Ron Paul, and almost all major party candidates for any public office all across the nation, reflect and even amplify this destructive ignorance.  History demonstrates very well what comes after the bread and circuses of our modern Rome.  It’s nuts to keep going in this direction.

So with my candidacy for Indiana Governor I offer the following platform:

To simply honor the oath of office and be and Indiana Governor as mandated by the contracts that authorize the office. 

In other words, my platform is to enforce federalism, Rule of Law as written, and, literally, liberty and justice for all.

 

Of course, we’ve been lied to about everything significant for so long that almost nobody has any idea what that the preceding actually entails, so I’ll explain.

Article 15, Section 4 of the Indiana Constitution says, “Every person elected or appointed to any office under this Constitution, shall, before entering on the duties thereof, take an oath or affirmation, to support the Constitution of this State, and of the United States, and also an oath of office.

We make our politicians swear such an oath to the constitutions (note: both state and federal) because constitutions protect citizens from politicians …that’s important!

That importance is underlined by Indiana Code 5-4-1-1: “every officer and every deputy, before entering on the officer’s or deputy’s official duties, shall take an oath to support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Indiana, and that the officer or deputy will faithfully discharge the duties of such office.

This protects us from the “police state,”  or Rule of Tyrants, by leashing all political power to written constitutions, and not to any politician.

Article 1, Section 25 of the Indiana Constitution says, “No law shall be passed, the taking effect of which shall be made to depend upon any authority, except as provided in this Constitution.

So the Indiana Constitution is THE LAW in Indiana.  Nothing can contravene it.  No “authority” can say otherwise.  No law, written or spoken, can violate the limitations on power imposed by the Indiana Constitution.  The General Assembly can change it.  They can even suspend all laws, including the constitution (God forbid!) under Article 1 Section 26.  But so long as we’re a republic that claims to operate under written constitutions and Rule of Law (instead of Rule of Tyrants), the Indiana Constitution is to be obeyed as written.  That’s the law.

And who is to enforce it?

Article 5, Section 1 of the Indiana Constitution says, “The executive power of the State shall be vested in a Governor.”  And Article 5, Section 12 says, “The Governor shall be commander-in-chief of the armed forces, and may call out such forces, to execute the laws, or to suppress insurrection, or to repel invasion.” 

The preceding, plus Article 5, Section 14’s assignment to the Governor the power to sign bills into law, makes something very clear: The Governor is the “the Cop of the Constitution;” the protector of citizen rights…the armed authority of the State of Indiana. 

Politics is violence, of course.  The whole point of constitutions is to restrain violence, not unleash it upon citizens.  And the Governor’s role is to restrain this violence to only what’s allowed by law.

This has been proven to work through thousands of years of human history.  It is also the legal, right thing to do.

So, here is your choice: Vote for a Democrat/Republican and get more of what you’ve been getting good and hard, or vote for me and get what’s both right, and proven to promote peace, security, liberty and prosperity.