March 23, 2017

The Tree of Liberty is Dying—Is Civil War Coming?

King_ObamaAmericans first rebelled against the tyranny of an unresponsive, lawless government that imposed its megalithic will on the people, by declaring war and fighting the American Revolution (see our treatise on the Founding herein).

The purpose of the break with Great Britain was clearly outlined in the Declaration of Independence (from Britain):

“When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.” Declaration of Independence.

The “causes” for the separation and the underlying principles upon which the emerging nation must be built were then “declared”:

“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.”

As the Founders constructed a new national government, they did so with the goal of bonding the 13 American colonies into a single, unified nation. The benefit of becoming united would be better defense against common enemies, plus a larger, unified, robust economic system. The engine that would build and drive the emerging nation would be individual liberty, nurtured and protected by the governments tasked with upholding and enforcing the new Constitution.

George_WashingtonThe citizens of the 13 colonies were less enthusiastic about the prospect of a national government, because they did not desire to replace one tyrant with another—they were very focused on the principles of “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness,” and all they implied. To allay the fears of the colonists, the Founders built safeguards into the Constitution of the new nation that would forever ensure that the national government could not grow beyond its statutory restraints; thus never becoming the governmental equivalent of King George (the Founding), whom they had repelled at the cost of their most precious blood.

George Washington said it best:

“Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.”

This sums up the foundational philosophy upon which the Constitution of the United States of America was constructed.

This was the prevailing attitude among America’s founders, and its citizens, who had witnessed the blood of 25,000 spilt in breaking the shackles of Great Britain’s government. They were very much of the opinion that government is indeed a monster, to be kept in chains, to be limited with every restraint available . . . because if left to itself, it will feed, and grow, and take, and pillage, until it is the master and the people who created it are the slaves.

The best form that the new government should take was richly debated among the people and by the Founders, and several scholarly papers were presented in the national press, and are now collected into The Federalist Papers. Many of the Founders further warned that securing the personal liberty afforded by a Constitutionally-based government might be easier than maintaining it, as expressed so eloquently by Thomas Jefferson:

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

With this in mind, the new national government was established.  It was made up of three separate branches; the executive, the legislative and the judicial, each tasked with checking or limiting the powers of the other—to ensure that it never reached beyond its modest initial mandate. Although it is clear that the rights of individual citizens and the states were to never be further burdened or infringed by the national government, tyrants have reappeared, and have diluted the shackles of the Constitution to the point that the national government has overgrown our nation and overshadowed its citizens with its all-encompassing powers.

With the breakdown of the checks-and-balances system in American government, and the coup d’état of the current Executive Branch (Marxist) over the other two branches of government, many in America feel it is indeed time for Jefferson’s instructive imperative to be revisited.

Has this country truly reached the point where the citizens of the states must retake the national government and again pare its powers to just those few enumerated by the Constitution (see list of enumerated federal powers in Founding)?  There is no doubt that those who currently wield power in the federal government have entirely abandoned the Constitution of the United States, and are usurping the government of the people with their own tyrannical, totalitarian form of rule.

If those who love liberty do rise up against this tyranny, how will they do it? Who will fire the first salvo? What form will it take? Who will lead it?

If not us, then who? If not now, then when? – John Lewis

Will it be you?

Who are the American patriots who will step forward and restore the personal liberties that are being pried from the hands of America’s citizens? How much longer can free men stand by and watch the destruction of their liberty and culture? Who will step forward? Every member of the U.S. military is sworn to uphold the Constitution. Perhaps they should lead the fight, with our blessing. If they are unwilling to start it, they may be more than willing to support it once underway.

America is waiting for you.

PUBLIUS

Comments

  1. There is a Tyrant in Office. We know Obama is a Corrupt Lying Muslim. We know he has lied about everything he promised. We know Obamas goal is to Destroy the United States.
    We have no True Representation in Washington Congress is full of Liars and Corrupt individuals. They work for nobody but themselves to line their pockets with our money and power. All Senators are Corrupt Liars in bed with Obama. Our Government is out of Control Destroying our Freedoms and Constitution. It will NEVER get better just worse. Our country will not last much longer. We all know what needs to be done. Its time to unite and take out country back!

  2. Yet there is the possibility of avoiding major bloodshed. Recent world history has blessed secession as a legitimate response to tyrants, and ours would be hard pressed on the world stage to forcefully suppress a peaceful effort. There is no issue comparable to slavery that muddies the water. So, no Civil War, or more accurately War of Northern Aggression.
    If even one state successfully secedes, it will be followed by others, the natural result being formation of an alternative federal system devoted to the established principle of a Constitutionally limited republic. Leaving divisive religious arguments to the existing protections, limiting reform to establishing legal backing of the currency in gold and silver and ending the thuggish IRS (existing legal limitations of federal authority will reduce federal outlays by 70-80% , making a troublesome income tax unnecessary, except as now for those states who pursue that course) would attract support and capital. This would in turn create a tremendous economic boom, attracting most or even all other states into the new union.
    Would there be violence? Probably, but what US leader (even Democrats, already noted for their fecklessness) wants to become a pariah on the world stage and in the history books? Even stopping a bank robbery involves some violence. Isnt that what we would be doing?

  3. Jim Copenhaver says:

    Unless the Congress of the US impeaches and gets rid of obozo soon, then yes, civil war is coming.

    • violet wilson says:

      There is no other sane choice for Americans to take to save our Glorious Republic!
      We are under siege!

    • Unfortunately Impeaching the Corrupt Gutter Trash will not fix the problem only stop the Evil deals he has and had with his Corrupt Allies. There are many other things that must happen. Like close the border, deport non-American citizens, re-evaluate the welfare system by stopping all free handouts ie; food stamps, free health ins, free housing, Obama phones.
      Fire all non-essential fed employees hired by Obama. Restore the Government with a Legal honest Administration. New Congress and Senators. Enforce all Laws on the Books. Outlaw Islam. Strengthen Foreign Relations, build Military. The Corruption and Foolishness has to end.

  4. I think the time is long past for voting. Demographically, we passed the tipping point in 2008. This was confirmed in 2012. How can we compete against millions of illegals and scores of millions of welfare recipients? Sensible, hard-working people are outnumbered.
    The government has all the weapons, and even without a gun ban, they have nukes and we don’t, so they could simply bomb a whole city to force the rest of the nation into submission. I don’t see much hope of improvement. And, short of finding some obscure island country somewhere, I don’t see any chance of escape from this increasingly evil nation.

    • flyinhoss says:

      Belize is a small English speaking, low tax country, in Central America, that may be worth looking into. The commercials, that have seen, show pristine beaches and clear water, while claiming a low cost of living.

    • Your absolutely right. Revolution is the only way to restore the union.

  5. Jeff Daley says:

    If one looks at what this administration is doing in the way of building up arms, ammo, and combat military vehicles that one could be leave that they are expecting this could happen. Why else would they build on Homeland security with such a build-up of weapons and ammo. They will be organized and with the last stroke of the pen, Obama gave himself full authority to take over all civilian communications, meaning the RBOC’s such as Southwestern Bell, AT&T, Verizon, etc. At the stoke of a pen he can shut down all the power in the country. This is just an example of how formidable they will be once and even before they declare Martial Law. Any challenge would be met with force not known to the United States of America prior to this. However, we can still fix the problem peacefully by way of the constitution. It does give us the means to make it happen. We would have to get off the couch to vote and take the time to learn about the options we have to vote on. The states would have to get together and works on the issue of the 16th and 17th amendments. We need term limits for our politicians and the supreme court justices’. It can be done if you’re willing to set apathy aside and assist in making it happen.

    • You had me up to “However….”. Since the Government controls all the levers of power, do you honestly believe an administration so disposed would not, could not, does not exert similar control over voting machines? When either party has controlled the WH and Congress, Government grew, spending increased, Freedom decreased. All the time. Every time. It is the nature of Government and those who work to be a part of it. Do you really think such people would actually vote to repeal Amendments that keep them funded and in power? Why do yo think Term Limits are so…limited? Indeed, Contagious Apathy and Aggressive Ignorance are plagues upon the Electorate – but those “infected” are happy with the Nanny State, couldn’t care less about the NSA or Obamacare, know nothing about Economics and, most importantly, are in the majority.
      So much for “voting” our way out of this.

  6. Fredrick Rehders says:

    I have wanted to remain as overt as possible regarding the organizations that I join, support or embrace, but realized that if we all do that, we fail to emulate the examples our forefathers set for us. I am a veteran and I too took the solemn pledge, without an expiration date, to defend The Constitution from all enemies, both foreign and domestic. I’m older and slower now, but I’m all in!

    • Then why hasn’t the military defended us from enemies from “within” as the current government is our enemy. How do we fight when emailed the Marines and was told that their first duty is to the president of the United States.? We don’t want to kill any of our military but will they kill us?

      • Our Military Leaders are Cowards. I do not understand what has happened to our country. Even if Obama was impeached or assassinated things would still be bad. There are a lot of changes that need to happen within our Government in order for the change we need. We need a whole new Government ie; Administration, Congress, Senators. They are all Corrupt. Only a few of these men are true Americans and Patriots. The border needs to be secured. All Illegal Aliens need to be deported. A wall needs to be built on the Southern border. All Welfare needs to Stop and a new system set up. It is so Corrupt now its sick. Islam needs to be Banned in the US. There is much more that needs to happen but Obama is the first on the list.

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