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by Michael Gaddy, ©2016, blogging at The Rebel Madman

Robert LeFevre (1911-1986) taught at several institutions of higher learning which he founded. He believed in free-market principles and “natural law”

(Jul. 30, 2016) — Author’s note* As previously noted, discussions with readers and friends brings up subjects I have previously written about. Recently, I had an email exchange about those who are in and those who seek political office in this country are by and in large Sociopaths with a strong leaning toward Psychopathic behavior. I wrote the following article last year but considering this election season has brought out so many instances of sociopathic and psychopathic behavior in political candidates and so-called law enforcement entities who are bound by their sacred oaths to the Constitution to protect us from these “domestic enemies” to our Constitution, freedoms and individual liberties, I believe it to be worthy of review.

“Some have said that the individual is important and the government is merely the servant of the individual. But, let the evidence be presented and we discover that this assertion is only a pleasant fiction. The servant has the power and the strength. The individual bows before the might of the servant, who is, despite the platitudes, a master, not a slave to men. Governments rule. Individuals are ruled.” ~Robert LeFevre

The above words are terribly hard for most people to digest. We claim over and over our individual rights and proclaim how our government is subject to “consent of the governed.” This is all a mere pipe dream. As long as the majority continues to toil under the misconception that individuals actually have rights that supersede the wishes of the government, we will continue to be slaves to the wishes of the autocratic minority.

Governments do what all governments throughout history have done; governments continue to increase in size and power over any efforts by individuals or groups of individuals acting as factions or political parties. Political parties exist not to fight for the rights of the people they claim to represent but instead work tirelessly and endlessly to grab a larger portion of the government power pie. To political parties, it matters little the destination of the bus called government, the only important issue is that their party gets to drive.

It is very difficult for most Americans to comprehend and even harder to accept that the first step in our history to free government from the restrictions of “consent of the governed” was the Philadelphia Convention of 1787. The proponents of that convention were those who sought to free government from the restrictions and restraints of the Articles of Confederation. Article XIII of that act of Confederation required that for the government to impose laws and regulations on the people required the “consent” of all of the 13 states (colonies). The resultant constitution from the Philadelphia Convention provided the government with more power and the people with less control. It has been downhill ever since.

“The natural order of things is for liberty to yield, and government to gain ground.” ~Thomas Jefferson

Sure, the government acquiesced and gave the people the Bill of Rights in 1791, but very conveniently for the government, they left out any enforcement mechanism the people could employ should the government decide to usurp the rights as guaranteed. We witness this over and over in our country today. “Congress shall make no law…” begins the First Amendment to our Bill of Rights which allows “freedom of expression.” There are so many violations of this mandate I would not know where to begin; it began early in our history; within 7 short years the Congress passed and president John Adams signed into law the “Alien and Sedition” Act and our government continues today with the denial of freedom of expression by those who want to uphold their heritage when it comes to the Confederate Battle Flag and the denial of the right to express oneself if it offends someone who really deserves to be offended.

The problem is: there were no enforcement mechanisms attached to the Bill of Rights or the Constitution for that matter which would allow the people to have their rights protected. A prime example of this lack of an “enforcement mechanism” is to be found in the First Amendment. The wording of the amendment is, “… guarantees the rights of citizens to assemble peacefully and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” Sure, you can assemble peacefully, but only in “zones” of which the government approves and providing you secure the proper government blessing in the form of a permit. Ah, but you have the right to “petition the government for a redress of grievances.” Of course, you do, but those petitions must be made to a government entity and there is no enforcement mechanism which requires the government to redress those grievances unless one again refers to the government owned and controlled judicial process. When a court such as the U.S. Supreme Court maintains the right to decide whether it will hear a certain case or not, is there truly a right to petition that court for a redress of grievances?

But, we the people have the 10th Amendment, you exclaim! Yes, we do; but again there is no enforcement mechanism that requires the government to adhere to the rights supposedly guaranteed to the people with that amendment. Two great examples are: Obamacare and blocking the importation of refugees into a state by the central government. Ironically, according to available records, there are 27 states that oppose both Obamacare and the importation of immigrants into their states. Here is a good place to note that had the provisions of the Articles of Confederation not been obliterated by those seeking a government of “more energy,” there would be no Obamacare, no forced importation of immigrants, no Patriot Act and way too many other acts of tyranny which space and time prohibit listing. All of those would have required “consent of the governed” in every state.

The government is very careful and vigilant to ensure they place in each piece of “man’s law” an enforcement mechanism which can only be ignored at one’s peril. To violate a law of man is to face coercion, imprisonment and possible death. Of course “we the people” are subject to a judicial process conducted by the very government we hold in contempt. While there is no enforcement provision that can be employed against government and “man’s law,” the government freely and frequently completely ignores the “laws of nature and nature’s God” as cited in our Declaration of Independence.

There is a theory, stated by several throughout history, that there are basically two groups of people; a minority who seek only to be left alone; to succeed or fail on their own, without the unsolicited help of others. Then there is the majority of people who seek, throughout whatever means available, dominion and control over others. Of course, in the majority of instances, it is people from this last group who aspire to use government to achieve the maximum dominion and control. There are of course good people who truly believe they can serve their fellow man through government. These people do not understand the history of government and are many times victims of the entity in which they seek to reform.

Again, I revert to the wisdom of Robert LeFevre:

“Government is an agency of force which can and must be employed against every deviationist. And this is only to say again that the government must oppose the individual. Therefore the “good” man in government is like a priest with a machine gun. The mechanism does the harm. The man who operates it merely pulls the trigger.”

Recently, in an email discussion with a reader, I was questioned on a previous statement I had made that I believed an overwhelming majority of those in positions of power in our central government are, in fact, psychopaths. I ask all to please read the following and ask yourself: is this factual and if not, can I dispute it.

“Is the problem, therefore, we the people? Are we at fault for having been seduced by those in power to sell us a blank bill of goods, drugs, products and policies that are more harmful than beneficial? Are we at fault for having deceived ourselves by being convinced that their illusion is the truth? Or is the elite, the best and brightest in Wall Street, Washington and throughout the top stories of the multinational corporate networks, the real obstacle to the promising future for all? Are the oligarchic elite, including corporate Democrats and corporate Republicans in all the branches of government, not, in fact, a special breed of psychopath with no moral compass, striving solely to maintain their power control and wealth?” ~Richard Gale and Dr. Gary Null

Dr. Martha Stout described sociopaths thusly: “those whose grand schemes of contrivance, manipulation and deceit, seek to undermine and manipulate simply because they can.” Have you ever seen a more perfect description of those in power (Bill and Hillary Clinton and members of the Bush family are great examples) in this country and those seeking to join the cabal either as an elected official or a bureaucrat?

So, we have a government that continually grows and takes more and more of our liberty and freedoms, just as governments throughout history have done and we have a group of people with psychopathic tendencies, if not full blown mental illness running that government.

In early 2005, I wrote the following concerning government, I am convinced of that assessment even more today.

“I believe that government contributes nothing of value to the individuals it governs. No matter what political party is in control, like a leech or a tick, government attaches itself to the body of freedom and feeds on the life-giving blood of that body, while imparting the Lyme disease of corruption, fear, pestilence, and war. Finally, that decaying host/body of freedom and liberty is totally destroyed by the parasite called government.

People of a wicked and criminal nature are drawn to the stench of government like flies to manure. Even those of integrity who engage in service to the State find themselves administered and controlled by those who are wicked and criminal. They eventually learn that if one is to advance in this government service, they must take on the characteristics of their leaders.”

As you look around at what is happening in this world today and try to find answers as to how wars we have initiated unconstitutionally create more and more terrorism to go along with more and more immigrants and are puzzled when those who control our government state the answer to the problem is more of what caused it, I believe you can find an answer to your questions in the above.


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