FROM “IN DEFENSE OF RURAL AMERICA”
by Ron Ewart, President, NARLO, ©2015
(Apr. 26, 2015) — [THIS IS OUR 100TH ARTICLE WITH NEWSWITHVIEWS]
“Government is an insatiable, devouring, run away, gigantic black hole that can only be controlled, reduced, or replaced by a massive uprising of the people, either peacefully, or violently.” Ron Ewart
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For ten years now we have written about all of the problems of government that have exploded in our faces and eaten away at our liberties with each passing day. The truth is, the bubble of freedom that we live under gets smaller and smaller and nothing has stopped the inexorable slide towards the final enslavement where government controls your lives and can do whatever they want to you with total immunity.
Last week we wrote of the Militarization of America and how the Posse Comitatus Act has been repealed by the expansion of the Insurrection Act, to the point where federal troops can show up on your doorstep with guns drawn, on the whim of the President. The problem is growing.
We have written of the wide-open borders that have led to millions of illegal aliens squatting on our doorstep and in our communities, while the American taxpayer gets to pay for the aliens’ education, transportation, food, lodging and medical care. Nothing happens. They just keep pouring across the border and government makes little or no attempt to stop it. In fact, government’s actions encourage it.
We have told of the rising power of the environmental lobby to the point where property rights are meaningless and there is no other law but environmental law. Violate environmental law and you will be severely fined or imprisoned on the smallest of charges. The EPA can charge you $75,000 a day per violation, and no one calls them on their violation of the 8th Amendment. No change. It just gets worse and the EPA gets more powerful.
We have described the American judicial system as nothing more than a Good ‘Ole Boys’ club of the BAR, judges and attorneys, and your rights are limited to what those judges and attorneys dictate. The court rules and legal precedent are paramount and override any semblance of justice. The Constitution means nothing in an American court of law. Courts just get more powerful and judges keep legislating from the bench, in violation of their oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.
In detail we have shown the unconscionable waste of your tax money in government-run programs where waste, fraud, abuse and corruption are the norm. The waste, fraud and abuse grow by the day.
We have written on numerous occasions of the perversion of the public school system from education to indoctrination. To give you a current example of just how corrupted it has become, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) has hatched a plan to take place in public schools all over America in the name of anti-bullying. Last Friday, April 17, 2015, the “Day of Silence” was promoted in schools across the nation. The “Day of Silence” directs a child to attend school and be silent while in classrooms in support of homosexual rights. While bullying is the GLSEN format, their real motives seem focused on teaching our children about non-traditional lifestyles. Certainly bullying is bad, but this notorious “indoctrination” hardly qualifies for reading, writing and arithmetic. It’s just more social justice disguised as education. (http://glsen.org/participate/programs/day-of-silence)
Like so many others, we have taken on ObamaCare and called it what it is ….. socialized medicine and an increase in government power over the masses. We have written about corporations, big business and unions. Thousands of conservative authors are doing what we are doing, but government just grows and grows. Conservative radio talk show hosts ply the airways with the same messages to millions of listeners while government gets more powerful.
New politicians come on the scene promising to fix all those problems that devour our liberty and waste our tax money. But once in office, they are powerless to stop it because government has become an insatiable, runaway, unstoppable, black hole of destruction that eats everything in its path, including our tax dollars and our ever-shrinking liberty. There appears to be no executive, legislative, or judicial fix to a government that has lost all restraint on, or limits to, its power. We can’t vote away the corruption and the rise in government power. We apparently can’t sue the government to reduce its power since government is immune to lawsuit and government owns the hopelessly corrupt court system. The three branches of government designed to limit government power by the Founding Fathers now collude with each other to maintain or increase government power.
At every turn, the government, the news media, academia and the left vilify anyone who holds the belief that government has become a force AGAINST the people, not servants OF the people. Anyone who has researched the international banking cartels and the move towards one-world government are besmirched and denigrated by these entities and labeled conspiracy theorists or smear merchants against the establishment. Patriots are even labeled “potential domestic terrorists” by the Department of Homeland Security.
In spite of what we are called, there is just too much evidence showing that the privileged elite and those that are in the inner circle of the privileged elite are tightening the noose around the neck of once-free citizens. Anyone who raises his head above the noise level and takes the privileged class to task is put down and labeled crackpots, or worse, hate mongers, homophobes, bigots and terrorists.
The fact is, there are way too many unconstitutional laws that have never been challenged in court, and even if they were challenged, the court system would most likely rule against the challengers. The IRS is a prime example. Just ask Doreen Hendrickson how the IRS and the Courts treat those who dare to challenge the IRS code.
Government bureaucracies are literally out of control, making thousands of rules every day that the masses never hear of until they run afoul of them. Enforcement of these unconstitutional laws has increased to the point where we all now live in a virtual police state.
So who is going to stop it, ladies and gentlemen? The President? The Congress? The U.S. Supreme Court? The voters? Don’t bet on it. These parties, even the voters, are all complicit in the usurpation of power away from the “Consent of the Governed” and the corruption surrounding this usurpation.
The mood in America is a tinderbox, and it’s not coming from the have-nots. It’s coming from the haves that are sick and tired of funding a government that robs them of their production, property and individual rights to buy votes from the have-nots and illegal aliens. Government has shaken the champagne bottle too hard and there is a huge head putting pressure on the cork ….. ready to explode at any moment. Only God knows where it will end up unless the people start taking control of their own lives and take control of those who are trying to control, manage and restrict their lives.
Millions of Americans are mad and growing madder by the day. A response to one of our recent articles included this comment:
“Americans are seething right now and our Government has no idea how outraged people truly are in this country! I know a lot of veterans have told me that they are preparing for the coming fight! The divide in this country is as big as it was in 1860 with the states hating the Federal Governments meddling in their affairs. My fear is that there will be so much blood shed once this thing starts that it won’t stop until there is outright Civil War.”
Whether you like it or not, the people are the only ones who can make it right, and it will only take a small fraction of the people to do it!
Evidence of the foul mood aimed at government raised its head at the Bundy Ranch in Nevada last year where a bunch of armed citizens FORCED THE HAND of the BLM (Government) and the BLM backed down. It wouldn’t do to have armed BLM storm troopers firing on citizens dressed in civilian clothes for all to see, now would it, even if they were carrying guns?
But it could happen again, and soon. A similar battle is brewing with the BLM over mining rights in Southwestern Oregon and another Bundy Ranch scenario could be shaping up to FORCE THE HAND of the BLM (Government). Some Oath Keepers and militia are lining up on the sidelines just in case. (See http://agenda21radio.com/?p=16435 and http://sugarpinemine.blogspot.com/p/whats-going-on-in-galice-whole-story.html)
Thomas Jefferson wrote, “What country can preserve (its) liberties if (its) rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?”
If patriotic Americans have any chance of winning this battle peacefully, they must be willing to FORCE THE HAND of government whenever and wherever the opportunity arises. The opportunities are everywhere and occur every day. People can FORCE THE HAND of government at school board meetings and local, county and state government commissioner or council hearings. They can get together in groups and challenge laws that are clearly unconstitutional. They can do it in court as well in what is called jury nullification. But FORCING THE HAND of government will only work if the people act as one, united in mind, spirit and principle ….. by the millions.
To get people to act as one, united in mind, spirit and principle, there must be a rallying cry and a set of principles. For the rallying cry to be effective, the people must rally around that set of principles in an open and notorious devotion to resistance to government, wherever and whenever. The rallying cry could be a “Declaration of Open Resistance.” We have such a Declaration on our website HERE. The Principles for a Free America are HERE.
But we have tried this before and only five (5) people signed the Declaration. That is five people, ladies and gentlemen, (out of the thousands of people that read our articles) who profess to preserve, protect and defend individual liberty and our Constitution. We thank those five for their uncommon courage.
So, we are going to try it one more time, with a slight modification to the Declaration. If the people truly want to FORCE THE HAND of government, they had better be willing to declare their intentions, and what better way to do it than by signing our “Declaration of Open Resistance” petition and then make that petition go viral. E-mail the Petition and put it out on Facebook and Twitter.
It has been our experience that most of our readers won’t do anything. So it becomes a numbers game. It works out that somewhere between 0.1% to 1% of the people will sign on to an initiative. Consequently, if we wanted to get 1,000,000 people to sign our petition, it would have to reach at least 100,000,000 Americans. That would be ludicrous in a world without the Internet. However, if 1,000 people sent the petition to 10 people, the petition would reach 10,000 people. And if each of those 10,000 sent the petition to 10 people ….. Well, you see where this is going. It could literally happen overnight ….. or not at all.
If you fear government, as most Americans do, nothing will happen, and nothing has been happening in America to change the course it is on for decades and decades. If truly determined, the people could change that course in five years or less, that is, if they don’t fear government and are willing to FORCE GOVERNMENT’S HAND.
Just remember, the German people feared their government as well. History tells us the rest of that story. Freedom was in their hands and they turned their heads away out of fear and an estimated 70,000,000 people died. Sign our Petition and show government you don’t fear it. Then do something about it. We are!
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Ron Ewart, a nationally known author and speaker on freedom and property rights issues and author of this weekly column, “In Defense of Rural America,” is the president of the National Association of Rural Landowners (NARLO) (http://www.narlo.org/), a non-profit corporation headquartered in Washington State, an advocate and consultant for urban and rural landowners. He can be reached for comment at mailto:email@example.com.