One does not prudently judge a man by what he claims to be in this life. One prudently judges a man instead by observing which principles that man chooses to embrace and live by every day.
Deeds, not words. Opera non verba.
If a man claims to embrace the ideals set forth in the Declaration, to embrace the limits of Government as set forth in the Constitution, and to embrace the inviolable Rights as set forth in the Bill of Rights - yet that man willfully chooses to act in contravention to those ideals, limits and Rights, you are dealing with a hypocrite, at best.
If a man claims to respect the DoI, USC and BoR, yet that man takes employment and King's silver from an unconstitutional entity that violates the ideals, limits and Rights articulated, he is a hypocrite engaged in theft, at best.
When that man accepts into his household a single penny from any unconstitutional Entitlement program that was taken by force from his neighbor, he is guilty of that same hypocrisy and theft, with the addition of moral corruption.
You simply can not be a Patriot and a parasite. The two are mutually exclusive entities.
If you take the King's silver in remuneration while violating or infringing the Rights of your countrymen you are not a Patriot, you are engaging in the very tyranny you claim to oppose.
You simply can not be an American Patriot and a Tyrant. The two are mutually exclusive.
Patriots: Look carefully at those surrounding you who claim to share your values, who dare claim the title 'Patriot'. Do they unconstitutionally or immorally take the King's coin? Do they attempt to limit your Right of Free Association? Do they actively support the violation or infringement of Liberty? Do they denigrate their Countrymen who dare to pursue Liberty and Freedom?
These are not the behaviors of Patriots.
These are acts of Treason. These people are Traitors.
You think the charge of Treason is too severe?
Definition of Treason: Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.
Rationale: If you and I accept the premise that America was intended by our Founders and Framers to be a place where individual Liberty shall be safe from the whim and will of our neighbors, and that the ideals of the DoI, the mechanism that is the USC, and the strict limits laid out in the BoR are the supreme Law and guiding principles of the land to achieve that premise of individual Liberty, then is it not an active, deliberate, conscious choice of anyone who violates those laws and principles to levy war upon us? When an individual supports the theft from one person to pay another, is that support not the very definition of providing aid and comfort to those Enemies of Liberty who seek to have America devolve into a Marxist, Communist or other tyrannical Hell on Earth?
Any person within our borders who infringes or violates the Rightful Liberty of another person, who facilitates or supports such infringements or violations, declares himself an Enemy of Liberty - a Traitor to the most fundamental ideals upon which this nation was founded.
These people are not merely hypocrites and thieves and petty tyrants.
They are Traitors, guilty of Treason.
It is time for real Patriots to stop tolerating this filth.
Good argument. Excellent argument as a matter of fact. :-)ReplyDelete
I agree with Alan.ReplyDelete
Treason is the only crime specifically mentioned in our Constitution... for a reason. And that reason - for those to dull or too lazy to work it out for themselves, is obscenely obvious - TREASON is the ONLY crime with existential consequences for our society, or nation, our economy, and every other facet of our lives.ReplyDelete
What about the Bernie Madoffs, John Corzines, and Jamie Dimons of the world, you ask? Without the protection and patronage of the cleptocrats in Congress committing treason, such men would long ago have faced prosecution, under a US Penal Code which prescribed death for anyone creating and/or participating in the operation of a Ponzi scheme (or any other purposefully contrived financial fraud) of a scale capable of financially ruining people or materially influencing (corrupting) the markets themselves. IOW, without multiple acts of treason by those in congress, the B. Madoffs, J. Corzines, J. Dimons, and such of the financial world, would all have been tried, convicted, and given their just and proper turn to swing in the breeze for their capital crimes against our economy, long ago.
It is the same when you contemplate illegal aliens - whether muslim jihadis or 'just economic migrants' from south of our borders... without those in power being plainly guilty of TREASON, the problems we face could never have grown to the proportions which they now exhibit.
National Debt? Same thing - every one in congress in 1912/13 was guilty of TREASON, as was the newly elected pResident Woodrow Wilson - for passage of the "Federal Reserve Act" and for the enactment of the 16th and 17th Amendments to our Constitution... all of which were plainly and patently unconstitutional.
Any and every one of the real, material, existential problems which we face today can be directly traced to specific acts of treason, committed by specific traitors, who were never compelled to face judgement and punishment for their crimes.
In the case of Woodrow Wilson and the congress of 1913 - they most certainly ought to have been tried, convicted, and executed for their crimes. And when that didn't happen, angry mobs should have dragged them out of their legislative offices and festooned them from trees in prominent places throughout the District of Criminals - and there left them to hang and rot in full view - as public remonstrance for the error of handing them our government; as visible proof and reminder to all that we are in fact serious about protecting our rights and our way of life; and also as a warning to those who came to fill those freshly vacated seats, that we do not tolerate treason, particularly when committed by those whom we have selected to operate our government on our behalf.
Treason by those in public office, whether elected or appointed, is the sole and specific reason why all officers of the United States Armed Forces swear in their oath of office - not to obey any particular person, or office, or any 'orders' whatsoever - but to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, against all enemies both foreign and domestic, and to bear true faith and allegiance to the same.
Because without multiple ongoing acts of TREASON, we could never have arrived at the point where an ineligible man was sworn into the office of pResident - twice - and the plethora of unconstitutional legislation and executive orders which he has taken personal responsibility for the issuance of, since usurping said office...
As it was a hundred years ago, with Wilson and the Congress of 1913, this entire bunch should swing for their multiple and ongoing acts of treason. But again, there are none to come forth and do what is Right and Just.
As I have said many times - we are getting the government we deserve. Because if that were not the case, then those in government would be getting what they deserve.
WE HAVE BEEN WARNED