Monday, August 3, 2009

Acts of war

After great deliberation and study, I have chosen my path, for better or worse. The reason? Acts of war have been committed upon the people of these United States, against the citizens of the Several States, and against the constitution.

What is an act of war? An act of war is any act for which war may be declared. Under the Constitutional mandate, these are any acts against the people that seize property without due process or recompense, from real property to intellectual property, to the property of rights themselves, and the property interest in the preservation of those rights.

Acts of war have a long and rich history, however, we will be focusing upon the Common Law interpretation of acts of war, under the history of the United States constitution. Taxes alone were not yet acts of war. The seizure of properties were acts of war, however, the people felt that these were not yet sufficient reasons for the declaration of that war. What did ignite the American Revolution? It was a series of things, leading to other things, but that final straw, the match that struck the whole powder keg into flame, was the use of occupying armies by their legitimate sovereign to seize the armories that were the key to their self-protection.

Any exercise of power and force outside of the law is an act of war. Any such act separates the legitimate government from its legitimacy, and severs the powers that were ceded for use by such a government for the violation of its charter. No powers may be seized and used that were not granted. Properties were guaranteed to be inviolate without specific recompense, and certain properties were guaranteed to be outside of that governments power forever, for there was no appropriate, just, and due compensation that could provide recompense for their loss.

But here we are today, with a greater and greater proportion of the population having their rights seized by the government. If those rights were considered inalienable, is it not true that even the government has not the power to alienate them, and to transfer their control over to another? Alienation is that transfer of property and control... and the governments were established with a guarantee of a set of specific inalienable rights, recognized as outside of their power forever.

Is it not an act of war to have a standing army levied against the population? Is it not an act of war to attempt to seize by force of law, outside of the powers granted, those very rights which were assessed to prevent the government from tyranny? Though couched in terms of protection of the people and the police, such seizures of arms offer no protection, and dubious service. Criminals gain arms with greater ease than a person who chooses to utilize the legal route, and being already in violation of such mandates, are quite more likely to utilize that power against those who lack it.

It is easy to make weapons, including weapons that are silent, and kill without any notification at all. But still and even so, we focus upon the right as a privilege, and ignore the duties that were part and parcel of that right.

It is our duty to preserve and protect the constitution, to preserve the rule of law, and to preserve our lives, our properties, and our rights and liberties against all takers. The constitution requires that we oppose all of those who would enact tyranny.

But think closely upon things of the past. We have a government that attempts to tax all aspects of our lives, from the exercise of rights to the exercise of the very aspects of preservation of life. They deny us the ability to self protect as best we are able, claiming that we are more likely to harm others than the intruder, then claim that we have no right to police protection. Think upon this logically a moment... if a man has no right to protect himself and his home, and no right to be protected, then what is he? He is a victim, and a slave. He is property of a government that has run amok, not a person, not a human being.

The intent of the Bill of Rights was to prevent tyranny from all sources, and what source is more likely than the concentration of powers within government itself? After all, was not the militia every able-bodied man, capable of bearing arms in service of his country, or state? The 1792 militia act required all persons in the nation to have and to keep the best military arms, of specified caliber, and to have ammunition. It enjoined them against pawning such weapons off, or having them used as collateral for any loan, and further restricted the weapons from any seizure for any debt.

After the civil war, the Carpetbaggers attempted to restrict the rights in several states in the south to keep and bear arms. The North stepped in, and in Wilson v. Arkansas, stated:

... to prohibit a citizen from wearing or carrying a war arm ... is an unwarranted restriction upon the constitutional right to keep and bear arms. If cowardly and dishonorable men sometimes shoot unarmed men with army pistols or guns, the evil must be prevented by the penitentiary and gallows, and not by a general deprivation of a constitutional privilege.

WILSON V. STATE, 33 Ark. 557 (1878)

What were acts of war against the colonists? What were the casus bellum of the Revolutionary War in the Colonies? These can be found in none other than the Declaration of Independence. But what segments of this declaration are we violative of?

He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

As of this moment, we have the largest Federal government in history, and indeed, the largest national debt, which is continually increasing at an expanding rate.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
Our Federal Government has established military groups in violation of that constitution, engaged against the people themselves, in order to prevent insurrection and unrest, and thereby has added to that very unrest.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.
By legislation passed by writ (violative of the spirit, as well as the letter of the Constitution) the president has established emergency powers among unelected bodies, allowing full takeover of the current state and local governments, thereby nullifying the civil power.

He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
By illegitimate legislative powers, delegated outside of the constitution to the body of the executive, the president has established powers that go far beyond the original constitution, and moreover, are directly in opposition to both the intent and the purpose of that contract. By doing such, he has violated both his oath, and the purpose of his office. (speaking in the sense of the continuing executive since 1933.)

For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:

For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
The President and Congress have ignored the eminent will of the people, and increased taxes via the stimulus program, in spite of the 96% of those calling in to protest the legislation during the deliberations, then passed the costs onto the people and their posterity, in spite of the popular demand to prohibit the legislation.

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:
Not only has the legislative branch made many laws for their own benefit, but they have also made the operation of numerous of those laws automatic, the most egregious of these acts being the nullification of the writ of habeas corpus under the Patriot act, and following legislation. At this point, we, any citizen of the United States, may be taken from our homes in the dead of night, arrested, and spirited away to places far away from any defense or evidence, to interrogation by torture.

For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offenses:
See above.
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
No longer does our government operate under the only legal law under the Constitution, but under a version of statutory law that arose with the assumption of the Louisiana Purchase in 1808. The introduction of the civil law of the French Colony of Louisiana allowed far more room for the tyrannical acts of that federal government.

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
Under the Emergency Powers established without authority that the president alone has the power to legislate in all cases whatsoever, with powers that not only exceed the constitution, but that have no legal review.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
Our executive, and congress have chosen to believe the people who question them to be the enemy of the state, and thereby, have declared us out of their protection, and no longer subject to the constitutional protections. Under the Patriot Act, and the Military Commissions acts, and other acts created by executive order, we no longer have the right to habeas corpus, nor do we have the right to a fair, speedy, and public trial. This is the very definition of martial law, no matter how it may be disguised by rhetoric or the media.\
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
Our government and the Federal Reserve has plundered our economy, ravaged our bank accounts and retirements, burnt our industries, and ultimately will destroy the lives of tens of thousands. Those unable to find work, those relying upon retirement benefits paid for, and dependent upon their substance will no longer be able to meet the needs of their existence. Further acts by the government has created a situation where our children will pay for our excesses today. We cannot continue along the path we are traveling.

In myriad ways our government makes war upon its own people. In taxation, and lack of representation in that taxation, in deployment of armed troops, in subverting our own children against us. This has happened before, however, look at your histories. When your children, your neighbors, are encouraged to spy upon you for their own profit, when your government trusts you so little that all your movements and your actions are tracked, and all correspondence, public and private, privileged between attorney and client or between pastor and parishioner are no longer sacrosanct... what have we left?

The body of law has grown so large and unwieldy that any man may be tried for any thing, and never know in truth if such a law even existed, or applied to him until long after the fact. We have abolished the role of the jury in most jurisdictions, and placed them as a figurehead mouthpiece for the prosecution, judging only the facts of the case, and not the law of the case, or the precedent, or even the correctness of the punishment meted out for 'society's sake'.
And they still disarm us. In myriad and cunning ways, they take the role of our jail keeper, even after the crime is paid in full, the punishment judged by society. They enact laws upon this new class of citizens, depriving them of the right to self-protection, and simultaneously deny them the right to police protection, leaving them helpless victims to the government, and to those who would still break the law.
And they insist, after myriad evidences, and multiple experiments, that the problem is the firearm, and not the wielder, that the people should entrust to the police for their protection, whilst denying them that very protection that the legislature insists we must rely upon.
These, ladies and gentlemen, are acts of war and subjugation. No longer are we tried for the crimes we do, but legislated against for the crimes that may or may not be committed in the future. We're numbered, tracked, and spat upon, not for our own actions, but for the actions of others that the legislature has determined represent our group, without regard for how aberrant those actions may be.
There is no legitimacy in these acts, and they are contrary to the rule of law, but given the power thereof by our inaction. These acts of war, these casus bellum, are indeed full and legitimate causes for war.
But I counsel not war... but a restoration of the duties, an assumption of the powers, and rights of the people, and the dissolution of all powers usurped and utilized against the body of the people themselves. In a constitutional republic, as defined by the founders for the United States, no man may have the law levied more heavily upon him, than upon any other, nor may any be set in such a position that the law gives them advantages not given to every other citizen.
We must restore the constitution and legitimate governance. To fail to do so would be an act of treason against the constitution, and against the very rights, privileges, liberties, and immunities granted to every citizen of the Several States, and these United States. It is an act of treason against law itself.

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