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

(Sep. 19, 2016) — “We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force.” ~ Ayn Rand

A great many citizens of this country have an aversion to the truth and facts when those objects make them uncomfortable. Those citizens seek comfort and not reality. They yearn for the easy fix and believe a totally corrupt government can be remedied and brought back to what it was intended if only the right person can be voted into office. After all, voting is easy and doesn’t really require much effort at all—a simple trip to the polling place, perhaps a couple of minutes in line and then a few minutes filling out a ballot. In many cases today the government has made it so simple and painless you can do it from the comfort of your home.

There is a huge problem here that all too many do not see–or do not want to see. When it comes to corrupt government, a fact that is emblazoned across the pages of history is simply this: voting is like making an excuse, the only person pleased is the one who casts the vote, for then that person can sit and crow about contributing to a democratic form of government. Simply ignoring the fact our founders abhorred a democracy is lost on the historically challenged for someone on the lobotomy box (TV) or some idiot who teaches in the public fool system said our form of government is a democracy and by damn that settles it. Those people are sanctioned by the government and are incapable of lying, just ask Hillary or Bill!

Back in 1775-6 Americans were faced with a corrupt government, run by King George III, a government that was fairly docile compared to the government we have in this country today. Yet, many like John Hancock, Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and others yearned to be truly free and independent. I have read our Declaration of Independence on many occasions and have paid special attention to the third paragraph which I refer to as a “bill of indictment.” Imagine if you will that Jefferson in all of his eloquence forgot to mention voting as a sure-fire remedy which could be used to stop government oppression and corruption. What was up with that? Had Jefferson been able to view FAUX News, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC, social media and the internet I am sure he would have recommended voting instead of secession from the tyranny of the day. After all, voting has brought us increasing freedom and liberty over the course of the past 150+ years, especially when we allow everyone to vote whether they are citizens or just passing through. Each and every election brings us closer and closer to socialist nirvana so why not continue to use voting as our number one weapon against bad government?

People, you cannot fix this out-of-control government with a vote—it just will not happen. While voting is free, true liberty requires more than mailing in a ballot or a visit to a polling booth. Rightful Liberty was defined thusly by Thomas Jefferson–please notice the absence of support for voting in his definition.

Rightful Liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law’ because law is often nothing but the tyrant’s will and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.”

Using Jefferson’s definition above, how much liberty do you claim to have in today’s world? Jefferson mentions the law as the “tyrant’s will” which is his only reference to government in this quote. The government uses its “laws” in order to control the very people whose rights they are tasked with protecting. Our government is a total perversion to what it was intended to be. Good government does not require force when it restricts itself to its narrow limits as defined in our Bill of Rights. It is when the government seeks to expand its limits which require a standing army of military, police, and bureaucrats to enforce its oppression that things go terribly wrong. This cannot be fixed with a vote. It has gone too far–government has become the Borg—“resistance is futile.”

What more is required to prove voting will not change anything than the fact voting is encouraged by government officials, politicians, bureaucrats and the media? Do you really believe if voting would return us to constitutional governance and limit government to only its delegated powers, members of the government and media would be encouraging it? Dream on, broomstick cowboy!

I totally understand the frustration of millions with the path our government has taken. Voting got us there–it cannot take us back to the government of Jefferson. But, it is when that frustration turns to idolatry of one candidate because they aren’t the other candidate is when it becomes most disconcerting to those with a working knowledge of the facts of history.

Millions will vote for Trump simply because he is not Hillary. Others are claiming Trump will do certain things once elected like arrest and charge Obama and the Clintons for crimes they have committed. Never freaking happen, people. Others are making claims that Trump will negate all of Obama’s executive orders. Again, never happen.


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  1. The power behind the throne (so to speak) is money. Has it always been about money? Some say so and point at the history of the charters that our Republic has signed with the (private) Federal Reserve Bank, which I like to think of the ‘Shyster Bank’.
    This ‘Shyster Bank’, as you eluded to, does not care who is elected; does not give a hoot if any of us vote (or not); and seems to be impervious to any outlandish attempt at opening its books for an (honest) audit.
    Never happen.
    And yet…who the heck knows? It may happen (the honest audit of The Fed).
    There are audits and then there are audits: meaning all audits are not equal. To expect an honest audit of the Fed would be to expect – if Trump is elected – to dig at the TRUTH about the ineligibility of Obama ever being the president for real.
    But then Obama was a de facto president for real, wasn’t (isn’t) he?
    I hate to say it, but the above editorial is not that far off.
    That said, the tribes of the American Indian signed Treaties with the Republic of the United States and NOT with the Federal Reserve Bank, therefor-armed insurrection remains a viable choice.
    One more time: violence remains on the table as an alternative to any other suggested possible remedies aimed at saving our country from the “NEW WORLD ORDER” insanity.
    Chief New Leaf

  2. You are the smartest person in the universe. You know everything that will happen. You even know what Trump will do before he is elected and takes one step into the Oval Office.

    You must be a god that we must follow and worship every thought you have: not.

  3. “What do you suggest.” I see or hear this question asked many times when I write or speak. Sir, what did Jefferson or Patrick Henry “suggest” in the Declaration of Independence or in Henry’s speech which I referenced? What I can tell you sir is this: In my almost 7 decades of life now I have found what you propose does not work. Einstein told us insanity was doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result.” That perfectly defines the American voter.

    Trump stated emphatically and from the heart, he intends to establish his government on the legacy of Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln destroyed the government of our founders by force of arms. His “Party of Lincoln” brought us the 14th Amendment which helped greatly to contribute to the downfall of our Republic. This amendment was not properly ratified, yet the Party of Lincoln keeps running it up the legal flagpole in order to justify affirmative action and men in girls bathrooms.

    Trump’s running mate says he wants to pattern his job of VP after Dick Cheney. Oh, how frickin wonderful. What a role model. He also stated we should look to Israel for direction when we make laws. Has he heard of the USS Liberty or perhaps Jonathon Pollard or even this statement from Newsweek, “Israel’s espionage activities in America are unrivaled and unseemly, counterspies have told members of the House Judiciary and Foreign Affairs committees, going far beyond activities by other close allies…”

    So, sir, your answer is more of the same that got us into this mess and you have the temerity to ask me what I suggest!!! No wonder this country is going down the drain faster than we can try to stop it.

  4. What do you suggest, “armed conflict?” Voting for Trump right now is the best choice this side of armed intervention. Government is too large and out of control by us………..BUT NOT FOR WALL STREET!

    Last year during the CR, another unconstitutional ritual, Jamie Diamon picked up the phone and contacted a few congressmen and had them gleefully slip a text into the cromnibus bill that places massive liability from the banks to citizens backs. Even though we sent out thousands of sheriff kits, phone calls, emails, faxes including articles of impeachment all our work has fallen on deaf ears and we have been disrespected.

    This is stunning and I have reminded many congressman of it with no emotion from them at all. Trump is the only candidate that has performed as I think.