The Free Individual is greater than the State

The Free Individual is greater than the State

by Jon Rappoport

September 20, 2017

In a sane society, the Bill of Rights would be studied in great detail, in every school and college.

The historical incursions on, and the crimes against, the Bill of Rights would be laid bare and excoriated.

“Grand juries” of students would be formed to investigate, in detail, these incursions and crimes, and wherever possible track them to their sources.

Reading the Bill of Rights, the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution, it is plain that the natural rights of the individual are confirmed—and also, the attempt to exercise any sort of excessive power over the individual is shackled.

Why?

Because the Founders saw the handwriting on the wall, engraved for centuries in totalitarian regimes and theocracies.

Here are the basics of the Bill of Rights:

Freedom of speech, religion, and the press.

The right to bear arms.

Housing of soldiers: “No soldier shall, in time of peace, be quartered in any house without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war but in a manner to be prescribed by law.”

Protection from unreasonable search and seizure.

Protection of rights to life, liberty, and property.

“In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor; and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.”

“In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States than according to the rules of the common law.”

Excessive bails, fines, and punishments are forbidden.

“The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.”

What do these 10 Amendments say about the individual? They say he is of greater importance than the State.

They say the purpose of basic law is protection of the freedom of the individual.

They say that, no matter how many scurrilous critics and logic-choppers may come along and parse the Bill of Rights to their advantage and against the individual, these critics should be cast aside, at the very least.

They say that there is something potentially glorious in the individual.

They say today’s collectivists are deluded, and in many cases are consciously attempting to hijack the basic notion of freedom—and substitute instead, a plethora of free goods and services derived from the State, which collects overbearing taxes and invents money out of thin air, for the purpose of creating unfree and dependent individuals.

Most importantly, in today’s society, these 10 Amendments stand on their own, as robust and profound Ideas, no matter who first conceived them, no matter what those men’s motives may or may not have been at the time of conception.

The ideas are alive. Now.

Centers of education may promote the decimation of the Bill of Rights, may attack the primary sources, may try to wage war against these ideas, but their assault is transparent to those who can see and think.

Those little would-be dictators of the mind are themselves already slaves. And so they want to make other slaves.

Europe, whose great thinkers invented the cradle of liberty, is falling under the sway of collectivist vultures. As a group, those gnawing birds of prey are centered in the European Union, the “share and care” face of fascism.

During decades of unearthing what corrupt European and American fascists have been trying to achieve, I have seen individuals rise up from the swamp of sticky economic, political, and spiritual collectivism and reassert and regain their natural freedom.

It’s a sight to behold.

It embodies a dawn that reawakens the mind and spirit.

It’s a call to all of life.

It reestablishes the great adventure of living and making a future of one’s own choosing.

The education system blacks that out. Major media do, too.

The whole idea of public education, at the beginning, in America, was to educate children about what it meant to be a free and responsible citizen in the new Republic.

That mission was abandoned.

In the early 20th century, powerful foundations (Carnegie, at the forefront) completely derailed education by removing significant study of the founding documents of the nation. This was no accident. It was an effort to control society, to make it over in the image of worker-drones fitting into slots, for “the greatest good of the greatest number.”

From its inception, the Carnegie Foundation was consciously focused on the most effective way to control a population. Its first choice was war. In its absence, the number two method, it decided, was education.

The individual, nevertheless, still possesses his natural freedoms. These freedoms are prior to any laws enacted to confirm them.

But the individual has to find/assert those freedoms within himself, on his own.

His future rises and falls on that profound effort, which begins with recognizing he is separate from any and all forms of the collectivist “equality” glob…

William James, American philosopher (1902): “Probably a crab would be filled with a sense of personal outrage if it could hear us class it without ado or apology as a crustacean, and thus dispose of it. ‘I am no such thing,’ it would say; ‘I am myself, myself alone’.”


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39 comments on “The Free Individual is greater than the State

  1. Jennifer says:

    Thanks, Jon. We have a copy of The Constitution and the Bill of Rights on our desk. The Constitution has its flaws especially with added amendments, but after the Magna Carta is was the next step in freeing us of the slavery imposed upon us by tyrants.

    The Book of Revelations speaks about the Man Child. He will come to rule with an Iron Rod. He represent Freedom, first seen in the Magna Carta and then our Constitution. His Iron Rod are His Laws and Will which cannot be broken, and that is not to say He is a tyrant, but that as a people we understand that we are a part of His Body/Mind and we serve it, just as we want the cells in our bodies to serve us. We have had a glimpse of the freedom available to us once we as a people realize that we aren’t to be a threat to anyone or anything. There is no greater joy and no greater freedom. If we would but turn to God, He would but help us find the next steps to get there.

    You wrote something which has another meaning for us. “Those little would be dictators of the mind are themselves already slaves. And so they want to make other slaves” These tyrants are already lost to the Alien Mind and it is this Alien Mind who possesses those who allow it to work through them for what they hope to gain, be it money, power, etc. They are already slaves to it.

    This morning we were attacked mentally by something of the Alien Mind for thinking with our Creator, and like vampires they were upon us to drain us of our energy. We loved them and told them we would not separate ourselves from them until God decides to cast them back. With an insane madness they cursed us and left. As my good friend Marilyn says, Love is all. “Love thine enemies.” They can’t stand it.

  2. From Quebec says:

    President Trump Rocks The UN

    • Michael says:

      FQ:

      Bibi’s boy…always Bibi’s boy

      American secret services and their bought and paid for proxy warriors Al Qaeda, can their asses handed to them on a plate yesterday when they tried to stop the Syrian Army advance further north. The American tried to capture 29 Russian soldiers. Which was the point, to embarrass the Russians.

      https://www.sott.net/article/362519-US-Secret-Services-tried-to-nab-29-Russian-troops-in-Syria-and-got-their-butts-kicked

      But the Rsssians opened up a serious can of whop-ass for the US secret Service/Al Qaeda head chopper dirty dealings, and well…cost them big time.

      So this bullshit you propagandize this web site with in regards to Trump amd his lies and deceit in a UN speech about Syria doesn’t work.

      Donald Trump is a liar, and a sock puppet for the Generals, and US Secret Service, CIA, and the still thriving swamp dwellers. In fact Donald has become one.

      That UN speech by DT, was gas coming out of bag. He’s an embarrassment.

      Here check out Bibi’s reply…

    • Terri says:

      I thought those evil people at the u n were going to spontaneously combust into flames when Trump talked about how evil and how much of a failure socialism and communism were.
      To see them speechless and squirming was worth watching the speech.

    • Suzie Qs says:

      Paul Craig Robert’s blog puts Trump’s UN speech into perspective: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/09/19/54625/

      Please give it a read.

      • From Quebec says:

        To Suzie Qs:

        Paul Craig Robert is right in a way, because he is talking about the horrible things that the USA did when the USA government swamp was running the show, I mean like the Clintons, Bushes, Obama, and many more before..

        But now, you have Trump, who wants to drain the swamp. A major task that will not be easy to do.

        He now has to deal with the consequences of the previous governments who were corrupted to the bone . Will he succeed, I hope so, but it will take time.

        Trump wants.ALL countries to be sovereign and to take care of their own people. He wants sovereign countries to get along with each other. Meanwhile, he as to deal with the rogue governments that wants to nuke the USA.

        His he supposed to let the USA being nuked by rocket man. or later on by the Iranians? Maybe you and Craig Robert do.
        I do not.

        • From Quebec says:

          Hey Suzie, I just watch a video posted on infowars today about Trump speech. You are such a divided country, unbeleivable!

          Please watch it’ like I read your link.

          The Fallout Over Trump’s UN Speech

        • Michael says:

          At the french propagandist:

          “Trump wants.ALL countries to be sovereign and to take care of their own people. He wants sovereign countries to get along with each other.” – From Quebec

          Yeah ok..now yer talkin out of both sides of your faces at the same time, you fuck up propagandist old french bovine.

          How can any of what you say be true, when Drumpf is giving Kim Jong-Un and the DPRK such a rough time; says he is going to annihilate them completely. Makes fun of Jung and has never ever spoken to him. 

          Drumpf the puppet man vs the rocket man.

          Calls him rocket man, but Drumpf puts 59 cruise missiles into Syria without any provacation. 

          Kim Jong-un is only protecting his people against that fucking maniac FQ. And the sovereign nation of Democratic Peoples Republic of North Korea. But Drumpf wants Kim to give up his nuclear capability so Drumpf and the psycho Generals, especially Mad Dog can give him the same treatment as what Saddam, and Gaddafi got…one hanged, the other beat half to death and then shot in street like a dog by CIA sponsored head choppers. Who along with their CIA masters got a serious ass whooping in Syria the other day. Dead head choppers everywhere…they tried to pull a double cross.

          Don’t give him, the nukes Kim Jon-Un! He’s no threat, Drumpf that loser has tiny hands. Got hands like a little french girl, and waves them around when he speaks like a faggot.

          The world laughs at this Amerikan idiot. Tabarnak maudit toton este.

          From Quebec dreams of Donald the Drumpf and her shipwrecked on a island. Alone, just the two of them; and the Donald will grab her with his very very tiny hands and plant a big smooch on her…could happen. Right FQ you weird french woman…

          • arcadia11 says:

            but those cruise missiles were not aimed at canada. so no problem.

            out on a limb here (not the first time) – but donald of the small female hands may have even more surprises to offer in the male/female arena.
            or fewer, whatever…

            at this point what is there to lose.

            cheers,
            a

    • Erwin Alber says:

      What a load of BS and hypocrisy! The greatest threat to the world are not a few small rogue nations, but that big rogue nation called the US which has been attacking, invading and destroying sovereign nations which have never done the US any harm.

      And the UN was absolutely NOT founded with any noble intentions, but was designed from the outset as a tool to subjugate and enslave humankind.

      He should have stuck to real estate instead of making a fool of himself at the headquarters of the crime syndicate that unfortunately runs the world.

  3. The Rothschild family is slowly but surely having their Central banks established in every country of the world, giving them incredible amount of wealth and power. Iran and North Korea are two of the ‘very’ few exceptions left.

    Donald Trump sympathizes with 22 year old Otto Wambier mistreated by North Koreans. http://www.torontosun.com/2017/06/19/american-student-otto-warmbier-passes-away-at-22

    What about 23 year old Rachael Corey from the state of Washington, killed while she tried to prevent Israeli army bulldozers from destroying a Palestinian home? Other foreigners who were with her said the driver of the bulldozer was aware that Rachel was there, and continued to destroy the house. Initially he dropped sand and other heavy debris on her, then the bulldozer pushed her to the ground where it proceeded to drive over her, fracturing both of her arms, legs and skull. She was transferred to hospital, where she later died. https://electronicintifada.net/content/photostory-israeli-bulldozer-driver-murders-american-peace-activist/4449

    • Michael says:

      Precisely Doreen: Warmbier went over to jab the dog with a stick.

      Who vacations in North Korea…something stinks about this. A CIA stink, did they convince this kid to do something stupid. Since he was feeling so patriotic going over there…

      I thought it was good of them to release him after seventeen months, to go home to his parents…when he got ill.

  4. altarr says:

    When the people bring action to the 10 amendments then the people will see what freedom truly is. Words without action are simply words .Or as a wise man once said faith without action is dead.

    • Terri says:

      altarr that is exactly what a republic is all about. The people are the heart and must act accordingly.
      The people in our country are clueless and traitors to our republic, they support communism in every way. They are creating the police/nanny state by choosing to be victims.

  5. Jon, this is debatable.

    The Judiciary was set up to nobble the constitution and America took a downward path post-republic.

    After what happened to King James II of England a Bill of Rights was rapidly written “by” William of Orange in 1696 to protect the NOBLESS.

    The “people” are irrelevant and will always be so. Education is indoctrination.

    Best
    OT

    • Terri says:

      Oz when you speak like this you are supporting tyranny. You and others like you have nothing in solutions to offer nor do you perform due diligence to back up your assumptions with real facts and action. You who speak so much and think you know so much should understand the power of the Word. Why disparage yourself and others?

      Australia is in worse shape than America, what are you doing to change this? Being right is little consolation when you could have done something and chosen to be an inspiration instead of a complainer.

      You may consider yourself irrelevant, but I am not. America has sunk because the people are ignorant arrogant lazy apathetic peasants, not sovereign as they were supposed to become and remain. Every day they support tyranny and use it against themselves and each other.

      I would say from my own study and practice, our constitution was written to give the peasants an opportunity to become responsible and noble. They have failed miserably and have chosen collectivism and the singularity. This is the separation of the wheat and the chaff spoken about.

      • From Quebec says:

        Great reply Terri!

      • JB says:

        Study a LOT more.

        No one needs a formal opportunity to become “responsible and noble”, civic or otherwise. Certainly not GRANTED by men of political mein and economic advantage. Only a simple desire.

        Your grasp of the Revolutionary period is quite tenuous.

        Your understanding of the 1787 Convention is typical American myopicity born of propaganda.

        “[Democracy] Conceived as the foundation of liberty, it paves the way for tyranny. Born for the purpose of standing as a bulwark against Power, it ends by providing Power with the finest soil it has ever had in which to spread itself over the social field.”–Bertrand de Jouvenel

        “Everywhere men are leaving behind the liberty of the Middle Ages, not to enter into a modern brand of liberty but to return to the ancient despotism; for centralization is nothing else than an up-to-date version of the administration seen in the Roman Empire.”–De Toqueville

        “…the Federal Constitution is a copy, though not quite so base as the original, of the form of the British Government.”–Thomas Paine

        The Constitution was written to centralize and increase Power. That was the cry of the pseudo Federalists about the “weakness” of the Articles. That was the sole motivation of those delegates who remained after the initial meetings and concocted a constitution poorly written and patterned after the British. It was written by and for the Mercantilists of the time. “Peasants” had no part in it; neither suffrage nor consent.

        Anti-Federlaist Articles 26 & 27 refute your notion of “peasants.”

        Anti-Federalist Article 40:

        “…the members of the Federal Convention were men who have been all tried in the field of action, say some; they have fought for American liberty. Then the more to their shame be it said; curse on the villain who protects virgin innocence only with a view that he may himself become the ravisher; so that if the assertion were true, it only turns to their disgrace; but as it happens it is not truth, or at least only so in part. This was a scheme taken by the despots and their sycophants to bias the public mind in favor of the constitution. For the convention was composed of a variety of characters: ambitious men, Jesuits, tories, lawyers, etc., formed the majority, whose similitude to each other, consisted only in their determination to lord it over their fellow citizens; like the rays that converging from every direction meet in a point, their sentiments and deliberations centered in tyranny alone; they were unanimous in forming a government that should raise the fortunes and respectability of the well born few, and oppress the plebeians.”

        Anti-Federalist Article 1:

        “Those furious zealots who are for cramming it down the throats of the people, without allowing them either time or opportunity to scan or weigh it in the balance of their understandings, bear the same marks in their features as those who have been long wishing to erect an aristocracy in THIS COMMONWEALTH [of Massachusetts]. Their menacing cry is for a RIGID government, it matters little to them of what kind, provided it answers THAT description. As the plan now offered comes something near their wishes, and is the most consonant to their views of any they can hope for, they come boldly forward and DEMAND its adoption. They brand with infamy every man who is not as determined and zealous in its favor as themselves. They cry aloud the whole must be swallowed or none at all, thinking thereby to preclude any amendment; they are afraid of having it abated of its present RIGID aspect. They have strived to overawe or seduce printers to stifle and obstruct a free discussion, and have endeavored to hasten it to a decision before the people can duly reflect upon its properties. In order to deceive them, they incessantly declare that none can discover any defect in the system but bankrupts who wish no government, and officers of the present government who fear to lose a part of their power. These zealous partisans may injure their own cause, and endanger the public tranquility by impeding a proper inquiry; the people may suspect the WHOLE to be a dangerous plan, from such COVERED and DESIGNING schemes to enforce it upon them.”

      • Lots of words, Terri.

        Zero substance. If you refer to my blog https://ozziethinker.wordpress.com you will notice I do offer the starkest of all truths and “solutions” of sorts on occasion. In fact, it is people like you that clog virtue.

        Here’s how I outlined the synopsis on Facebook:

        “All conventions are based on the collective premises of the hating minority. Yet, the majority will do everything in their power to be religiously conventional. That is the dichotomy of man. Order is based on “presumption”. Most guidelines are never tested with definitive authority and, thus, reasoning is invariably arbitrarily biased. Rules are “SOLD” (fabricated) and then forcefully imposed, guaranteed to be backed by weak, wet, selfishly spineless corporeal subservience.”

        Work for you? 😉

      • Michael says:

        “Australia is in worse shape than America…”

        I don’t think so, you should read “On the Beach” by Nevil Shute.

        America is going down like a lead balloon, and there is no saving it; its got way too many old witches like yourself and that french idiot FQ, who won’t shut up about that loser in the white House. And the psych-op MAGA. Get over it, America and its NWO and globalist idealism is finished.

        • Terri says:

          wow michael, how sad to see you so bitter and full of hate.Your comments are getting more and more inappropriate and you are right when you say maybe you shouldn’t subscribe here anymore. You are not contributing in a positive manner.

          I would rather listen to quebec focus on the positive then read your negativity and name calling. there is no reason to be so disrespectful. I dont think anyone thinks trump is perfect. I certainly dont. but he was a (small)step in the right direction that prevented immediate annihilation. Which only shows how corrupt the world has become. Old witch lol. that is what they called the lady who lived in the woods who took care of all the animals in the story Tomasina. If that is what you meant, than you would be right.

          jb your response made no sense at all. A few quick thoughts
          Nobility granted???? the constitution was not written to consolidate federal power; quite the opposite. Maybe you should read the 9th and 10th amendments. I am well aware of the great debates that took place during that time. You quote someone speaking of democracy? Our republic is not a democracy, that was the whole point, so mob rule could never be and the majority and the minority would check each other. and then you focus on a few quotes from the anti federalist papers? i have reams of quotes and court cases that prove you are mistaken, many of which i have posted in the past.

          Yes jb, “formal opportunity” to become sovereign, for the peasants in the past were serfs under a king, hence the rebellion and development of common law.. Our constitution was based on common law and the laws of the Iroquois nation. Even today people know the truth that america was a beacon of light to declare for the first time that no one is above the law. this is a nation of laws, not men. if this is not true today, it is because the corporate U S has become illegitimate law and has subverted it, as satanism or evil has done to everything. the people give their acquiescence thru their participation and are completely responsible for the demise of this divine ideal. 200 years is not a long time to teach peasants to become sovereign. Peasants ask to be ruled over, and those who are willing to take responsibility than step in, for nature abhors a vacuum.The people are the heart of our Republic, and without a conscious people, and a heart this magnificent dream can not live.

          oz, you are badly mistaken, you are speaking of the corporation united states not the confederation of the several states. you are not even american. and no, you have no real solutions. I have seen your blog, your posts are incredibly long, dry, uninteresting and tedious.
          the whole world has chosen a harsh path due to bitterness and the need to learn the hard way, as have all of you.
          .
          all three of you are part of the problem, not the solution. Stating a case for those who seek to destroy and subvert everything is counter productive, unless you support that agenda. Your agreement to corruption feeds it and helps it grow. How interesting to see all of you triggered like whiny millenials when i speak of responsibility nobility and freedom. crayons and play doh? let me know where to send them.

  6. muley12 says:

    Reblogged this on Mike's Common Sense and commented:
    This is a MUST read. Educate yourself and others.

  7. Tom says:

    Apathy is the key word here. It took us 24 man hours to fight against a traffic ticket 7 years ago. We prevailed. Why? Because the national Constitution is the Supreme Law of the Land. But it takes time to research and apply/enforce your rights. This is something most Americans will not do, just yet. Most people hear something like this and cannot fathom taking that much time to fight a MVD citation. The point is, the government is perpetrating a fraud upon the public and we need to all ban together to stop the tyranny. The solution is found within the Constitution.

  8. Trump referred to North Korean leader Kim Jung Un as “rocket man,” and described him as being on “a suicide mission for himself and for his regime.

    Rocket man will not tolerate a regime change the likes of Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi. https://talesfromtheloublog.wordpress.com/2017/08/14/kim-jong-un-views-nuclear-weapons-as-a-way-to-escape-fate-of-saddam-and-gadhafi

  9. From Quebec says:

    Good lord, this site is going crazy!

    To Doreen:

    The article you linked about the rocket man, makes no sense at all.
    It says that the rocket man sees his nuclear weapons-as-a-way-to-escape-fate-of-saddam-and-gadhafi

    LOL…. Bush,Obama and Hiillary helped him to get nuclear weapons, the same people who killed Saddam and Gadhafi….LOL.

    You do not seem to understand what is going on here. Doreen. Remember this 3 minutes video?

    :General Wesley Clark: Wars Were Planned – Seven Countries In Five Years

    But even General Wesley Clarck did not know what to think of it. He thought is was about the oil, But, he was wrong, they did not take the oil when they left.

    In fact, the real reason was that they wanted to destabilize these Muslim countries, so they could start the enormous illegal Muslim immigration into the Western countries to accomplish their NWO.

    North Korea is a small country with about 23 million peoples. And since they are already socialists, the USA left them alone, and did not worried about them.

    Trump would also leave them alone if they were not threatening the USA. night and day recently, and if they were not putting countries like Japan in harm way with their never ending rocket launches.

    Trump is for sovereign countries. He would respect them if they were respectable, but they are not.

    So, your article about rocket man is afraid to end up like Saddam and Gadhafi, makes no sense at all. Unless rocket man do not understand what is going on, or he is plain stupid.

  10. John says:

    Thank you Jon.

  11. JB says:

    It is exceptionally disconcerting to read of so many citizens capable of reading, who assert familiarity with the documents and philosophy of limited government, but who do not pay any attention to what is written in them.

    ” The Preamble to The Bill of Rights

    Congress of the United States begun and held at the City of New-York, on Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.

    THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution.

    RESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, two thirds of both Houses concurring, that the following Articles be proposed to the Legislatures of the several States, as amendments to the Constitution of the United States, all, or any of which Articles, when ratified by three fourths of the said Legislatures, to be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of the said Constitution; viz.

    ARTICLES in addition to, and Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, proposed by Congress, and ratified by the Legislatures of the several States, pursuant to the fifth Article of the original Constitution.”

    The ensuing Articles of the B of R were written and proposed to State legislators. Written by whom?

    A majority of the Federal Congress concurred and the Bill was ratified as an amendment to the Constitution.

    Who wrote them?
    Who proposed them?
    Who made them binding at the Federal level?
    Who is it that can unbind them?

    “Just when these American citizens (Japanese-Americans) needed their rights the most, their government took them away. Rights aren’t rights if someone can take them away. They’re privileges. That’s all we’ve ever had in this country is a Bill of Temporary Privileges.–George Carlin

    The Declaration of Independence defines those Rights as self-existing in Man. They need no concurrence nor decree from a government body. Since when did the Constitution have any teeth in it with which to curtail despotism? Is it a construct of Liberty to require the citizenry to incessantly police their representatives? The experimental Republic claimed to be the result of the Constitutional Convention was supposedly intended to obviate such an expediency.

    But the watch-dog of the Federal government, the Senate, tasked with preventing incursion upon the B of R, has failed in its mission from the get-go, as prognosticated in the Anti-Federalist papers.

    Our government was never what we have been indoctrinated to believe. Dissent then, as it is today, was hushed up and the whole business was crammed down the throats of the citizenry in spite of their trepidation and resistance. Government is like marriage. The tone and temper of marital life is established during the courtship, and never gets better than the moment the license is executed.

    • Terri says:

      The government is corrupt because the people are corrupt jb
      what is so hard to understand about that? I dont know who has been filling your head with nonsense, but you really need to diversify your information.

      Unfortunately in a corrupt world the people must be vigilant, and as i have said a hundred times, the people have failed, for they are corrupt and aid and abet treason against themselves. it is the nature of this hell world dimension. This is why Jefferson said
      “The two enemies of the people are criminals and government,
      so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution
      so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.”
      AND
      “Since when have we Americans been expected to bow submissively to authority and speak with awe and reverence to those who represent us? The constitutional theory is that we the people are the sovereigns, the state and federal officials only our agents. We who have the final word can speak softly or angrily. We can seek to challenge and annoy, as we need not stay docile and quiet.”—Justice William O. Douglas, dissenting, Colten v. Kentucky, 407 U.S. 104 (1972)

      AND
      As the famous eighteenth century jurist, Sir William Blackstone, observed in Commentaries on the Laws of England, “whenever a question arises between the society at large and any magistrate vested with powers originally delegated by that society, it must be decided by the voice of the society itself: there is not upon earth any other tribunal to resort to.”

      It is the people who were given the power over the creature of government and have failed in this experiment to give peasants the status of sovereign, so globalists are slowly taking this experiment back, with the support of the same stupid humans. Its called communism, aka collectivism aka the singularity. Humans have created a false culture of taking and lack, both which are now considered normal and necessary, due to someone else’s “privilege”. Humans have continued to produce generation after generation of weaker and whinier takers. Now envy and bitterness is the norm. Hence the popularity of communism.
      “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.”
      Winston Churchill

      Of course one such as you who have never taken legal or lawful action, nor has any love for divinely inspired ideals could ever understand any of this.

      Your question about how the constitution can curtail tyranny is foolish. Perhaps these quotes will answer your question.
      “If the people are unhappy with the government performance it must be recognized that government is merely a reflection of an immoral society that rejected a moral government of constitutional limitations of power and love of freedom.” – Ron Paul

      “This [U.S. Constitution] is likely to be administered for a course of years and then end in despotism… when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic govt, being incapable of any other.” – The Quotable Founding Fathers, pg. 39.

      “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other”. – John Adams

      A republic is not an easy form of government to live under, and when the responsibility of citizenship is evaded, democracy decays and authoritarianism takes over. Earl Warren, “A Republic, If You Can Keep It”, p 13.

      The laws of nature are the laws of God, whose authority can be superseded by no power on earth. A legislature must not obstruct our obedience to him from whose punishments they cannot protect us. All human constitutions which contradict his cannot protect us. All human constitutions which contradict his (God’s) laws, we are in conscience bound to disobey. 1772, Robin v. Hardaway, 1 Jefferson 109.

      Does it bother you that you must be vigilant, awake, aware and intelligent? If you lived in a jungle, the same qualities would apply. Freedom is not free, ever heard that before? It requires responsibility, diligence, hard work. A gardener knows hard work and is not afraid of it. They do it for the love of life, and of self. They understand the vital connection to life, and All That Is.
      Perhaps you know nothing of a labor of love. Perhaps you support communism and a magic solution that requires no effort to solve everyone’s problems that does not exist.
      Perhaps you take it personally and get angry when I call out those who are lazy and apathetic? Instead of blaming the 1% like those of victim consciousness do?

      Responsibility is empowering, it says yes there is always a solution. Yes I can creates greatness and it is our birthright. It can also be scary to those who lack self worth and were indoctrinated into falsehoods of power being outside themselves.

      Funny you speak of marriage. In order to have a worthy partner, you must be worthy as well. A good, healthy marriage requires work,respect,love and care; something you have expressed resistance to. Are the corrupt people of today worthy of an honorable government? Obviously not. Who was it that said the people deserve their government?

      Jon again speaks the truth in this very important blog he has written. The truth shall set you free. Is freedom something you desire or not? How much is it worth to you, or anyone reading this? Patrick Henry made a powerful statement about liberty. Maybe you have heard it. Perhaps meditating on it shall give you some new insights, instead of looking outside yourself for answers.

  12. ZAN says:

    Natural freedoms?

    Take a picture of these natural freedoms and post them.

    Would love to see one.

    “A priori”

    Lol.

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