Last flickering Days of Liberty
These are the last flickering days of liberty in what was
once the united States.
A piece at a time, the great system put in place by our magnificent
Founders has been dismantled and replaced by a dictatorship.
Don’t believe me -believe Claire Wolfe and Aaron Zelman.
They painstakingly document the transition from “democracy”
to social fascism in their book, “The State vs.
the People: The Rise of the American Police State.
Another convincing tool is the acclaimed “Death
by ‘Gun Control’” by Aaron
Zelman and Richard Stevens that fixes America’s place
among the other totalitarian “governments” that
systematically butchered their own citizens. Hard to swallow?
Truth is a bitter pill.
Once, America was a country where, according to Theodore Roosevelt,
“No man is above the law and no man is below it;
nor do we ask any man's permission when we ask him to obey
it.” Last week, in response to questioning by reporters,
United States Supreme Court Justice Scalia announced that
the Constitution was only a list of minimums. We can now expect,
according to Scalia, that our liberties will be curtailed
to be more consistent with those minimums.
We are at a unique point in the history of the Republic: all
three branches of the Federal Government are now in complete
agreement that the Constitution is no longer relevant.
We are now a nation of men, not of laws.
What can we expect in this brave new world? Dead citizens.
On any pretext. Among an extensive list, notable examples
include Randy Weaver’s unarmed wife, Vicky, by shooting
her in the face from two hundred yards away while she was
holding her ten-month-old baby in her hands inside their home;
his fourteen-year-old son Sammy, by shooting him in the back
as he was running away and even his dog. Read “Ambush
at Ruby Ridge,” by Alan Bock, available at Laissez Faire
by the total lack of resistance and public outcry when happily
murdering harmless women and innocent children in Idaho, the
feds, our erstwhile “defenders,” pressed on to
Waco Texas and intentionally, mercilessly, and indiscriminately,
slaughtered another eighty-six innocent Constitutionally-protected
U. S. citizens, men, women, and children.
Talk show host Michael Reagan calmly pointed out that the
Clinton Empire had used more tanks against American citizens
at Waco than to support American troops slaughtered in Somalia.
When Britain grimly paid fierce Hessian mercenaries to cheerfully
slaughter brave colonial patriots, at least they didn’t
torture and murder harmless women and innocent children: it
took the bloody ATF to do that, and we’ve let them get
away with it. Who’s heartless now?
Incidents like Ruby Ridge and Waco, although highly publicized,
are the standard, not exception of “government”
behavior. Before Waco, the last time any “government”
burned innocent people alive for their religious beliefs was
the Spanish Inquisition -and they didn’t do it on live
disinformation media TV -are we progressing, or moving backwards?
Watch “The F. L. I. R. Project,” by Mike McNulty,
available from Laissez Faire Books, or just wait for the gore-covered
ATF to appear ominously outside your windows.
What happened in Lidice, Czechoslovakia in 1942, and why is
it chillingly similar to the events in Waco in 1993? Read
“Stolen Lives,” available from Loompanics
Unlimited, which documents over two thousand cases of citizen’s
lives summarily ended by “law enforcement.”
This behavior on the part of our "beneficent“ government
has been ongoing throughout our history.
In 1932, over twenty thousand World War One “the
great war for civilization” veterans, led by the
legendary double Medal of Honor recipient Marine Corps General
Smedley Butler, already sickened by years of the
most horrible warfare imaginable, peacefully assembled in
Washington D. C. to beg congress (which should be more properly
spelled “incongruous”) for their promised war
bonus. General Douglas MacArthur, often described as an “American
Caesar,” soon to be promoted George Patton and future
Supreme Allied Commander Dwight Eisenhower, whose most memorable
quote is, “History does not long trust the care
of freedom to the weak or timid,” burned them out
with tanks; fully offensively-armed troops shot and bayoneted
unarmed disabled veterans, their harmless wives and innocent
children, just like at Waco.
Even resolute Israeli commandos refused to slay their bitter
enemies, the murdering Palestinian terrorists holed up in
the Church of the Nativity, and patiently waited them out,
but here in the land of the free, we publicly incinerate eighty-six
of our own innocent men, women and children with savage delight,
even refusing permission for firefighters to douse their smoldering
The May thirteenth 1985 Philadelphia “government”
MOVE bombing, or those in the 1974 California Symbionese Liberation
Army shootout are other examples extending back as far as
1890, when they murdered one hundred eighty peaceful, unarmed
Native Americans at what the “government”
described as the “battle,” one-sided
as it was, of Wounded Knee. The common denominator is the
same in our current undeclared “war.”
Either we’re a nation of laws or we’re not. The
supreme law of the land is the Constitution -all of it -not
just the bits and pieces “government”
chooses to utilize for their own aggrandizement at a particular
moment If, as our erstwhile Holy Lawgivers assert, they’ll
“protect and defend the Constitution,”
then when they betray that public oath, any further orders
are therefore illegal. The Constitution plainly states that
Congress declares war -it doesn’t provide the option
to delegate that authority to a completely distinct and separate
branch of “government,” the executive.
The Constitution is the Federal “government's"
Employee Handbook. It explains how the Federal “government”
operates. Adherence to its edicts isn’t optional by
those in “government.” If they find that
they can’t abide by its rules, their only recourse is
to resign their office or to amend the Constitution.
Was this Constitutional requirement fulfilled for our current
expensive round of flag-waving? A mere matter of semantics,
you say. Or would you phrase it, “it depends on
the meaning of the word ‘is.’” Emotion
is insufficient to compel a nation to destructive and irrevocable
deeds, or should be.
At the beginning of the Civil War, the wealthy and politicians
brought picnic lunches to casually observe what they believed
to be the first -and final -battle, Bull Run. Murphy’s
Law was in effect then, too. At other times, and in other
nations, proud families patriotically waved flags and cheered
on their brave sons to do glorious battle against the evil
vermin at places like Auschwitz, Dachau, Sobibor and Treblinka.
After the war, at their trials, they asserted that they “were
just following orders,” a corrupt translation from
the literal German, “it was legal for us to do so.”
Is Hussein a monster? Obviously. Should he be dealt with?
Certainly. The vast majority of “anti-war”
protesters don’t dispute it, they’re simply too
politically naïve or ignorant to point to the proper
legal documentation -forgive them, they’re products
of our public schools -but like the supreme court’s
definition of pornography, “they know it when they
see it,” and they -and you -aside from your emotion,
know that any “government” that refuses
to follow the rules set down for it by the Founders is illegitimate,
and its dictates shouldn’t be followed, legally, morally
Sincerely, Mike Straw