Thursday, June 02, 2016
"Not Enough Time?" - Or, must we survive collapse?
"A well-instructed people alone can be permanently a free people." -- James Madison
By Douglas V. Gibbs, Author, Speaker, Instructor, Radio Host
Last night at a meeting of patriots who desire to either reclaim the republic, or survive the coming collapse if (or maybe we should say "when") it happens, after I explained the importance of the United States returning to being a godly nation, and educating the country about the original intent of the United States Constitution (after reading the above quotes by Benjamin Franklin and James Madison to the audience) in order for us to have the opportunity to reclaim the republic, a person raised his hand and said (I'm paraphrasing here), "There's not enough time to educate people. We need to be taking action. We need to be taking back our country. Those who don't understand what needs to be done are in the way, and we don't have time to educate them."
The problem is often we ourselves are not properly educated. If we don't fully understand how the American System is supposed to function in the first place, and if we just get out there doing what we think we need to do based on our gut feeling, we may do more damage than good. Part of the problem is that Americans are convinced we are a democracy, so they look for democratic solutions. They vote, protest, and poke their representatives in the chest as they spew angry rhetoric - and leave it at that. Even those of us who understand the U.S. is not a democracy default back to that concept without realizing it because we've been taught to think that way our entire lives. We have been taught, and convinced, that change comes through the mob-rule mentality of democracy. When we think in a "we are a democracy" kind of manner, we don't even consider there are solutions to our problem with the federal government that go beyond democracy. We fail to recognize that through the States we can utilize the power of a republic.
The comment by the gentleman who proclaimed there's "not enough time" takes a position that either we must avoid collapse, or we are screwed forever. Has anyone considered that perhaps there may be life after collapse if it happens? That the generation after the collapse, if armed with the proper knowledge, would be able to pull our struggling country out of the muck? Reality dictates that it may be necessary to collapse, go through a period of bondage. The question, then, would be, "How severe would that collapse be?" "How long would the period of bondage last?" "How bloody must that period of bondage be before Americans finally return to the foundation provided by the Founding Fathers?"
Is it possible that, because of all of the education and preparation we provide right now, Americans could come out the other side reclaiming a viable constitutional republic?
I agree, I would rather avoid any collapse, or a period of extreme difficulties in this country, but the longer we tread on the current path, the more inevitable it is that it will get much worse before it gets any better. Educating Americans is important because if we fully understand the United States Constitution, the solutions to either avoid collapse, or survive collapse, become more clear. We may not need to resort to rash "French Revolution" style decisions, but instead we can follow a path designed by the Founding Fathers.
The people who oppose the original intent of the United States Constitution knows that the path to reclaiming the republic runs through the States. This is why for over two hundred years the battle has been over State Sovereignty. Alexander Hamilton's Federalists sought to compromise the autonomy of the States through economic means by creating a central banking system (Bank of the United States). Chief Justice John Marshall used a 36 year iron fist over the United States Supreme Court to establish judicial supremacy, and to anchor into stone the philosophy of federal supremacy, primarily through nine specific court rulings and opinions (I am writing a book titled "John Marshall and the Nine Judicial Rulings that Changed America" - Stay tuned for when that book is available). Statist forces used the American Civil War to alter our country from a union of States into a centrally controlled nation, changing it from the United States "are" to the United States "is", while also using the situation to change the Constitution itself by incorporating the Bill of Rights to the States. The Progressive Era saw the death of the States' voice in the United States Senate (17th Amendment), the end of State oversight regarding the taxation used to fund the federal government (16th Amendment) and a return to central banking that provides incredible power to international bankers over the U.S. economy (Federal Reserve) - essentially eliminating any State input regarding the U.S. Economy. Franklin Delano Roosevelt used the Great Depression as an excuse to engage in the greatest lurch towards socialism by the United States in the twentieth century. Eisenhower enabled the opportunity for the federal government to extort the States using federal highway funding with the enactment of the federal highway system. John F. Kennedy challenged the Federal Reserve and the "conventional wisdom" of the radical left, and was assassinated as a result. His successor, Lyndon B. Johnson, used government power to increase Roosevelt's damage, and create The Great Society with the specific goal of enslaving the minority vote (blacks, in particular) by shrouding them with gifts from the treasury, and in their dependence to the federal government, ensuring that the minority populations become beholden and loyal to the federal government, while turning them against their States. And now, in a final bid to kill State Sovereignty, a major push is in place to end the Electoral College, which may prove to be the final nail in the coffin. The Electoral College was designed to provide a voice for the minority States, while protecting us from the excesses of democracy. Without the Electoral College, the populations of the seven largest cities in the United States would determine the presidency, and everyone else's votes would no longer matter. Iowa and New Hampshire would no longer matter out the gate. None of the smaller States would. Then, with State influence completely out of the way, it would simply take 51% of the population to vote away the rights of the other 49%.
The people are falling for these games because we are not properly educated about the United States Constitution, and because our churches have become nothing more than a minor voice hiding inside the four walls of their churches, and the pastors have become silent because they have promised to keep their mouths shut so that they can keep their non-profit status.
For how many pieces of silver are the churches willing to sell out God's Law?
Many of these churches, and citizens, don't act because they don't realize they can. They haven't been educated. One may say we don't have the time to educate people, but if you don't educate the people, the regiment of Constitutional Warriors who are determined to face off with a tyrannical federal government is smaller, less equipped, and is not fully capable of sustaining an extensive battle in the arena of ideas. So, should we go to battle with a small force that knows only a part of the battle plan? Or should we educate, and then go into battle later on with a large force of well-educated warriors fully capable of implementing the battle plan on the battlefield of ideas and political debate - while waving the flag of godliness and a contract called the U.S. Constitution that demands that a virtuous society stands behind it?
Whether we've got the time, or not, we have to educate, and we have to implement to battle tactics of a republic - not that of a democracy. Otherwise, the period through which we reside in bondage may be fiercer, and longer in time.
Here's one more quote that applies: "The good sense of the people will always be found to be the best army. They may be led astray for a moment, but will soon correct themselves." -- Thomas Jefferson
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