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The Purpose of Government and Its Just Powers

Posted in Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Liberty, President Trump, Republicans, Tyranny, Unalienable Rights with tags , , , on August 16, 2019 by authorcarloscardoso

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The Americans who risked everything to introduce liberty in the New World would have never put up with what we are enduring today. What they said then should ring true today but we know that it doesn’t even come close. Today Americans are close to surrendering our individual rights to the government forever and for what? To stop these public shootings like El Paso & Dayton, if you honestly think that this is the solution, you are delusional.

Gun control measures such as the proposed federal as well as state red flag laws and bump stock ban laws are unconstitutional in that they infringe on our most sacred of all our unalienable rights; the right to self-defense the guardian of all our liberties and rights. These laws are extremely dangerous as the federal bump stock law is ex post facto law which means that it takes a prior legal action and retroactively makes you a criminal for possessing property you legally acquired and demands destruction, turning in for nothing or facing felony charges for keeping. This is expressly forbidden in the Constitution in Article 1, Section 9 “No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed’. There was no legislation passed to make this the law of the land, the president issued an executive order asking the Department of Justice to do so through regulation thus circumventing what would have been clearly unconstitutional legislation.

The red flag laws are also unconstitutional and an outright assault on our rights and liberties as this process is ex parte where a family member or the police can seek an injunction to confiscate your guns and ammunitions before a judge without the knowledge that you are being targeted or even the ability to have your side represented or even considered. There is no due process in place to protect an individual and it even allows the government to decide who is a danger to themselves or others. So, the government can claim that you were a threat to the government and you could be disarmed. We the people have unalienable rights, the government since it is an entity and not a person has no inherent or unalienable rights and therefore no standing to pass or enforce these laws.

These actions would’ve been greeted with indignation and outrage had this been done by a Democratic President and congress so Obama was powerless to do these things. Yet a Republican President with a Republican Senate and Democratic House seem to be able to do these things in a vacuum of silence. It is important to realize that in natural law on which our government and the constitution were based a crime requires a victim and again as stated before a law or regulation cannot have as a victim the government as again it is not a person it is an entity.

The proposed federal red flag law being sponsored by Senator Marco Rubio and publicly supported by President Trump are clearly a usurpation of our rights on an unimaginable scale and scope. It is frankly incomprehensible that a child of Cuban immigrants who witnessed first-hand how government gun control not only solidified the power of tyranny over the people but directly led to the death and imprisonment of thousands of Cuban people could support little less sponsor such legislation. Clearly Senator Rubio hasn’t learned anything from the history of his ancestors and the plight of his people and if it is allowed to pass then tyranny will triumph over liberty and mass murder will not be stopped but empowered by a government that has failed in its duty to protect our rights and liberties

To quote Thomas Jefferson, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.” This government has had a consistent pattern of being destructive to their just purpose of securing our rights.

This alone is sufficient reason as Jefferson so eloquently said that it is the right of the people to alter or abolish the government and institute a new government that’s form will seem most likely to affect our safety and happiness. This is the latest in a long string of usurpations we have suffered at the hands of our government. That list of usurpations can wait for another day but we must remember this, that these usurpations have been historically successful under Republican Administrations as seen here under the Trump Administration and before that the George W. bush Administration with the passage of the misnamed Patriot Act. Only Abraham Lincoln, ironically the first Republican President has done more damage through his subjugation of the free and independent states that comprised the Confederacy irreversibly destroying State’s rights, suspending the constitution and using tactics that amounted to war crimes through the wanton destruction of the South and the property of its citizens attacking nonmilitary targets during Sherman’s march.

Gun control is all about control and disarming the American people and has nothing to do with keeping us safe. The concept that President Trump is espousing of monitoring social media to try and prevent crime is outrageous and will not keep us safe but on the contrary will put us squarely on the path to tyranny and the end of a country conceived in liberty. The American people need to decide now whether they support the principle of liberty or will blindly follow into slavery because they support a particular political party or politician. In the end if you choose to follow anyone into submission and tyranny then you have willingly been played for a fool and slavery will be your reward.

Just look at history and you will see multiple examples of how once mighty and proud nations were destroyed by their compliance and silence as the light of liberty was extinguished in their lands. We cannot allow it to happen again here in America. We must abandon the narrative of left and right, Democrats and Republicans, progressives and conservatives because in the end it is really the same fight. It is the fight between good and evil, liberty and tyranny, freedom or slavery. This is the fork in the road that will determine the fate of not only America but the world. We must find the courage and wisdom in our hearts to say no, this cannot be allowed to happen, this is something worth defending with trust in the righteousness of our belief that liberty is worth fighting for and if need be dying for. As Patrick Henry said I know not what course others may take but for me give me liberty or give me death!