As of the date of this publication, we live in a country where our President is a racist, Bible beating, homophobic, money hungry, arrogant, ignorant tyrant. He has built a cabinet of people just like him to run the nation. Many of whom have ZERO government experience. We have Illegal raids by the Department of Immigration, arresting innocent persons based on their race. There is a war against science, while the Religious Right try to insist that their beliefs be taught in public schools, and used to govern the nation with the so-called religious freedom protection bills. For 3 decades, men, women, and children have been arrested, and even killed in this epic failing War on Drugs. We have police forces that shoot dogs, and people of all races, without remorse or punishment.
But we also have people willing to stand and fight. Patriots that have had enough and are taking actions. Though any loss of life is tragic, in the fight for freedom, it is necessary. And when the life lost is that of a tyrant, or their foot soldiers, it becomes a step forward to take back our liberties that have been unjustly stolen from us.
The time has come to refresh the Tree of Liberty.
In this blog we will look at a brief history of the founding of the United States of America, and will highlight the backbone rights we have and that are being violated by our modern government.
Let’s start at the beginning.
For those of you that may have slept through middle school and high school history/government/civics class, here is a quick summary of the start of the American Revolution.
The French and Indian War left the treasury of Great Britain drained, so it raised taxes in America and tightened its regulations over the colonies, such as forbidding the circulation of local currencies, requiring the quartering of British troops, and holding trials by a British judge without a jury. Americans were indignant about what they considered violations of their liberties. The tensions built up for more than a decade before the Continental Congress created an army and declared independence from Britain. It was a turning point in history, because it was the first time a group of colonists declared their government and monarch incapable of governing them.
The Colonist grew tired of King George III trying to control them without doing anything to support them, (Taxation without Representation). This lead to the events such as the Boston Massacre, and the Boston Tea Party.
So the colonist decided to break away from the British government, and declared their independence by writing:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,”
That’s every race, gender,creed, religion, etc.
“that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights”
Unalienable/Inalienable mean the same thing, ‘unable to be taken away from or given away by the possessor’.
“that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,“
Yes, that’s right. The Government gets it’s power from the people it governs.
“–That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government,”… But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”
It is the RIGHT of the people of this country to keep the Government in check, and should it fall out of check, it is our DUTY to abolish it and start a new government. That’s what a revolution is about.
After fighting against the tyrannical British king in the American Revolutionary War, our forefathers established a set of laws to protect the people of their new nation from the possibility of another tyrannical government.
They called these rules:
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
We the People. The People. PEOPLE. Not Government. Not Corporations. Not Religion.
The first ten amendments to the Constitution are called the:
Bill of Rights
Some of the most important Amendments of the U.S. Constitution, and the ones most often violated by our government are as follows.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Right away, Trump has tried his best to violate to all three of these rights. He has expressed his desire to make Christianity the official religion of the United States. He has said during his campaign that when he becomes president, he will make law against anyone that speaks negatively about him, and he has condoned and promoted laws that criminalize people that protest in non traditional ways.
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
I’ll let Penn Jillette handle this one. He does such a great job.
“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”
These documents are very important. They describe the duties of the people and their control of the government. Not the other way around.
Our current government knows this and are afraid it will happen again. They know that any attempt to enslave the people, will be met with lethal force, and so they work to remove our rights to bare arms, protect, speak freely, and be individuals.
A revolution is inevitable.