Much has and is being said about where our nation is headed. Some insist the Empire has won and will eventually round any dissenters up and herd us to some form of gulag. Some say there will be war. Others hold we are already at war. Yet still others raise their voice insisting “there is no voting our way out of this”. Who is right? Who is wrong? Where ARE we all headed?
Bluntly put, all of this is enough to make anyone’s head spin, especially when one realizes there are valid points to all of the above. My own view differs from all of them while encompassing many points made by others. I’ll say it again: our nation is a gift from a Holy God. Our constitutional republic is our birthright, as are the guarantees of our freedoms and liberties. So… what does that mean?
To me it means we were born with a “title deed” to our liberty. Compare this idea with a passage in Hebrews:
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
I do not often do this but here is the Amplified Bible rendering of this verse:
Hebrews 11:1 Amplified Bible (AMP)
Now faith is the assurance (title deed, confirmation) of things hoped for (divinely guaranteed), and the evidence of things not seen [the conviction of their reality—faith comprehends as fact what cannot be experienced by the physical senses].
Hebrews explains the concept of “faith” – the Greek word for faith is “pistis” and means belief or believing. We believe what God says we have. Where do we find out what God says we have? I do hope I need not tell you. While there are some similarities with this scriptural principle, there is one glaring difference: we have more than hope – our divine guarantee is written on the parchment containing our Constitution.
Our Constitution specifically lays out not only many of our liberties in the Bill of Rights but also the limitations upon government. Over time, we have allowed those in government to usurp not only authority never granted to them, but to seize authority expressly forbidden to them. The words “shall not be infringed” comes to mind. Now we find our nation, ourselves as citizens, in a pickle.
Those we’ve trusted with the nuts and bolts of government have gone rogue. They have surrounded themselves – insulated themselves – from us citizens whom they are supposed to represent. They are supposed to work for us but in reality they work for their handlers – the “party bosses”. The handlers work for the money men. The money men are the lobbyists and THEIR bosses – the elite in the military-industrial complex. Yes, the very same military-industrial complex President Ike Eisenhower warned our nation against. The sad thing is, when Ike issued his warning, things had already gone too far to turn back painlessly.
Here is what he told us
Eisenhower made this speech just before he left the Office of the Presidency. I was still in diapers. It was than long ago. The only thing that has changed since then is the military-industrial complex has grown stronger – much, much stronger.
John F. Kennedy was to step into the office Ike vacated. It is widely speculated Kennedy’s term was terminated by those in the “deep state”. Is this true or is it not? I do not know. The fact that such speculation even exists is chilling enough. Today we see a preponderance of evidence of wrongdoing by those in the deep state, including efforts to unseat President Trump. However even this is the tip of the iceburg. We’ve seen deep state employees giving guns to Mexican drug lords, an entire IRS department harassing dissenters, secret dealings, pay to play schemes – corruption that is not only widespread and ignored by those charged with enforcing our laws but publicly accepted, if not condoned.
Is it any wonder some say only something as grievous as a civil war will set things right? Does it shock or surprise you to hear someone say this nation cannot continue without bloodshed? As abhorrent as I find these things, I understand how people can arrive at such conclusions. At times, it all does seem this hopeless. I myself have to admit I’ve lived a lie for most of my years. My nation, my country, is NOT the nation I was taught it was. Even before I was born the military-industrial complex was a mighty force. The political machines were well-oiled and running smoothly. The deep state was already entrenched in the bowels of our governments. I was not born a “free citizen” in a “free country”. I was born a “tax slave” in an “empire”. Granted, I enjoyed far more liberties growing up than I do now. Granted, things were much better then, but the reality was, the monster raging in our nation now was alive and well… and growing even then.
With all this said, none of it can deny my birthright – our birthright. Even though the nation I was truly born in had become an empire – a mutant monstrosity never intended by the founding fathers or Almighty God himself – the title deed still exists. In our case, this title-deed is real and tangible. It is the Constitution for the United States North Continent. Note: it took a bit but this is how the original document was actually titled. The history revisers seem to have a problem with the word “for”. No matter what, until the controllers of the empire flat out state our Constitution is no longer in effect, it remains our birthright as do the liberties guaranteed by this document.
This leaves the controllers in a pickle of their own. They cannot deny the Constitution without denying their assumed authority to control. Nor have they the authority to declare this document null and void. This is not to say they have not essentially done as much, but an outright statement would prove disastrous. Thus they must continue their “workarounds” – the nipping and pecking they’ve done over the decades that nibble away the substance of the document while leaving the illusion it is still the law of the land. I’ve got news for you guys – our Constitution is still the law of the land. This embodies the hope keeping me hanging on. Recent events have parted the clouds overhanging our Constitution, allowing the light of truth to shine upon us. Yes! We do have not only the hope, but the power!
The events I refer to are the Second Amendment Resolutions passed county by county in Virginia and other states. We Virginians were inspired by similar stances taken in other states. This inspiration was ironically spurred on by those in our state capitol who lust for power and wish to strip us citizens of our ability to defend ourselves. Considering the legislation they bandied about and Governor Ralphie Northam’s declaration of a State of Emergency, their true desire is to disallow citizens of any means of defense short of a handy rock. Ask Goliath how that worked out for him.
These resolutions opened my eyes not to just “a” solution but possibly “the” and maybe “the only” solution to this pickle we all face. It should be obvious to all no solution will ever come out of Washington D. C. – they ARE the problem. Similarly, we can expect no solution from Richmond or other state capitols – not yet anyway. Again, they are generally as entrenched in the status quo as our nation’s capitol. The fact is and has always been, those in the capitols are too far removed from those they are supposed to represent. Granted, our local state representatives are far more accessible than their federal counterparts – or so I’m told. That said, left to themselves, as they seemingly always are, their nature is to exert more control rather than allow such to revert back to where it belongs – in the hands of us citizens. The solution is exactly where it has always been – firmly in the hands of we, the people. We need to stop shirking our own responsibilities, stop pointing fingers elsewhere and take back the reigns of our nation.
How can we accomplish this? We need not march on our state capitols. As the 2A rally in Richmond proved quite effectively – the politicians ignore these efforts. The same principle rules any dreams of a “march on Washington”. We’ve seen these things before and we’ve seen the fizzling results. No, if, and I do say IF, we are to regain our nation, we need to do so on a county by county level. It cannot be just a one off event. We need to show those at the county, state and federal level, we mean business. If we determine to take back our counties, we can take back our states, county by county. Once we, the people, have firm control of our states, we can then decide how to deal with the national structure.
We do not need war. We do not need bloodshed. Neither will accomplish anything. Indeed these things will irrevocably damage, if not destroy our nation. While both sides have proponents who predict a win for their contingent, the truth is, nobody wins such a conflict.
The alternative path I present is not an easy one. As citizens, we must face up to our own failings. We have not done our part. We have failed to stay informed. We have failed to hold those who are supposed to represent us accountable for their representation. We have failed to adhere to the principles of a limited government while allowing the expansion of the same. We have failed to demand corrupt officials be held accountable and tried for alleged crimes brought to light. We can no longer tolerate any of these things. If we want to return to an nation of laws of the people, by the people and for the people, we must absolutely claim our birthright. Our birthright is limited government based upon a constitutional republic that guarantees our God-given rights.