Abolishing Oppressive Government

Abolishing Oppressive Government
by Jul Thompson

The second paragraph of The Declaration of Independence states “…that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends [enabling all Men’s unalienable Rights of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness], it is the right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government….”

Clearly, that time has come. There are rampant abuses at the State and Federal level of government that provides numerous examples of the overreaching violations of our State and U.S. Constitutions.  When the State of Arizona enforces U.S. immigration law because the federal government is derelict in doing so, and because the lives and liberties of its citizens are at risk, the last thing one might expect is for Arizona to be sued by the U.S. government; and under no interpretation of the commerce clause is Congress given the power to create commerce, as opposed to regulating it, as with Obamacare.  The notion too, that Congress can regulate the inactivity of one’s refusal to buy health insurance is simply absurd.  In addition, that private companies are required to provide contraception, abortifacients and sterilization services to their employees, or face a $1 million + fine per day in some cases, is absolutely outrageous.

Regulating free speech with Net Neutrality, abolishing our Second Amendment with START and the UN Small Arms Treaty, Presidential Declarations of War without Congressional approval, and the list goes on and on, of evidence that our chief lawmakers have become the chief lawbreakers.

Here in New York State, we have the dubious distinction of having the most dysfunctional legislature in the nation, according the Brennan Center for Justice.  Our state constitution requires a balanced budget, but instead of finding ways to cut waste, our legislators use fraudulent accounting schemes like back-door borrowing — borrowing money through unelected “Authorities” — and imposing the most burdensome taxes and regulations in the U.S. upon the populace here, to raise revenues.  Just like the “absolute Tyranny” of King George, they have “erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.”  We wish we could depend on our fellow citizens to elect responsible people into office, but at least half our population benefits from this pillage as welfare recipients, government workers or recipients of government contracts — or they are uneducated or uninformed people that simply don’t grasp Margaret Thatcher’s understanding that “The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.”  Well, that well has already run dry.  Our unfunded pension liabilities alone are in the billions of dollars.

The corruption and rampant immorality that characterizes most of our legislators is shameful, and providing Initiative and Referendum, eliminating the gerrymandering of election districts and breaking the consolidated power held by the governor and heads of the Senate and Assembly are just a few of the many structural changes that need to be made at our upcoming Constitutional Convention.

But foremost, at least in my mind, among threats to our Constitutions is the blatant and well-documented election fraud perpetrated on the American public, of 2012.  When we cease to have free and fair elections, we cease to be a democracy.  Our Declaration of Independence declares that government derives its legitimacy from “the consent of the governed.”  An election victory by fraud does not constitute consent by the governed.  I would gladly accept the outcome of the 2012 election, with the assurance it was not achieved by fraud.  However, too few are presently willing to address the issue.  Not surprisingly, we cannot depend on the GOP.

Ensuring against future vote fraud does not answer the problem we have now — that being the re-installation of a Commander-in-Chief who violates our laws, is intent on abolishing most of our Constitutional protections, and is a rush forward to sell out US sovereignty to a dysfunctional world body.

Most of our efforts at altering government through peaceful protest, requesting  redresses of our grievances, lawsuits, the committeeman initiative, or running candidates to replace the lawbreakers have met with limited success.

That places us in the precarious position, yet again, of just how we proceed to abolish government, that has clearly become destructive of its proper ends.

It seems we have at least four viable, non-violent options.
1. Contact everyone you know in the states of FL, WI, OH, PA and VA to email/call/tweet/post and/or visit every GOP official at the county and state level to demand a recount and investigate the tallies.
2. Register to help at True the Vote.
3. Sign the PETITION and send it to our Reps.
4. Contact the Press

How Obama can be stopped in Electoral College
Exclusive: Judson Phillips offers constitutional means to put Romney in office Jan. 21
(Will update with new information as it becomes available.)

According to Article 5 of the US Constitution the Governors via the state legislatures can force an amendment to the constitution.  It can be on anything they agree on — in this case, it might be mandating an election recount/hand count when substantive evidence of election fraud exists.  It might also prohibit partisan individuals or groups from owning the election process, and should most assuredly include requiring Voter ID in all states and suspending the final vote tally until ALL military votes are counted.

“The Sheriff indeed has the authority, the power and the duty to end ‘venal and oppressive government’; the COUNTY SHERIFF is our nation’s LAST LINE OF DEFENSE, for the preservation and return to individual liberty.”
The County Sheriff: America’s Last Hope — Richard Mack

I believe that we can depend on neither our elected representatives nor our courts to properly uphold our laws, and as such, it is contingent upon us to preserve the integrity of the voting process, and all of our constitutional protections.


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