Hello Fellow Patriots:
“The rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God.” John F. Kennedy
“Jefferson and the other Founding Fathers largely borrowed the concept of God-given human rights from seventeenth-century philosopher John Locke, who got the idea from the Bible”
You can’t discuss the above two quotes without crossing over into the great debate today that tout’s a secular interpretation as a necessary adjunct to any discussion of government power. Secularism is directly opposed to the understanding of what Jefferson, Kennedy, and millions of others not only believe but what is central to an understanding of the limits of government power. At no time in our history has this distinction been as important as it is today. I see a gathering storm between those who believe in God vs. the godless hoards completely hostile to the very concept of an all-powerful Creator and individual rights. Today we’ll discuss the link between government power and the conscious actions our government has taken to usurp those God-given rights. Readers, please believe me when I say, this is a fight that cannot be avoided or won without great cost. Understand that your rights are not only under attack but that the lengths the government is willing to go to enforce their power have no bounds.
First, why would the government subvert its own founding principles? It’s not simply an accident, there’s a real cost to attempting this kind of monumental change. Yet, the government is pursuing such change every month, and each year, a coordinated attempt to rearrange what is clearly articulated in the Declaration of Independence and codified in our Constitution. I see two possible reasons:
- There are those in government, academia, large companies, and certain political groups who believe that our systems are old, out of date, and no longer relevant. They see a different world run by a new intelligentsia that believes in their eminent superiority over the rest of us. They see resources wasted and inequality that they plan to stamp out; as long as they’re in control. Ultimately, these are the people that see themselves as morally and/or intellectually superior.
- Then, there is the darker group that comes at this with a singular focus on power. The power to control you and those that might be an impediment to their designs for greater and greater power. These individuals around the world are the anti-Christ of liberty. China clearly leads in this respect. Americans are woefully uneducated on the lack of personal freedom in China and their ability to “disappear you” if it is in their interest, or, sell your very organs for profit if they desire, force the abortion of your baby if they so choose. And, so much more. Too many influencers in our country are aligned with these evil people.
Still not a believer? Next, let’s examine just how far the government has gone to stamp out what they perceive is a direct assault on the government’s supremacy.
Here are four quotes of many concerning the so-called “armed rebellion” of January 6th you can easily find on the internet:
“People charged in the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol are “political prisoners” and “non-violent trespassers” who have been held in solitary confinement for the past six months.”
“Pezzola (a January 6th protester) was ordered to be detained without bail pending his trial, U.S. Magistrate Judge Robin Meriweather ruled Wednesday. Meriweather determined Pezzola if released, would potentially engage in future activities against the Capitol or other buildings.”
“Those arrested on January 6th are being held in solitary confinement, without bail despite not being flight risks, and being denied access to evidence. Does this make them political prisoners?”
“President Biden is being ripped for calling the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol the “worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War.”
Think this is just mild hyperbole or they (the Capital Protesters) are getting what they deserve? Search the Internet and you will endlessly find similar references equal to the above statements. Here’s a question:
How many riots occurred in the preceding year? Let’s use the following article as an interesting set of data points:
“WASHINGTON: Contrary to corporate media narratives, up to 95 percent of this summer’s riots are linked to Black Lives Matter activism, according to data collected by the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED). The data also show that nearly 6 percent — or more than 1 in 20 — of U.S. protests between May 26 and Sept. 5 involved rioting, looting, and similar violence, including 47 fatalities.”
ACLED is a nonprofit organization that tracks conflict across the globe. Its U.S. project that collected the summer protest data is supported by Princeton University. The project’s spreadsheet collating tens of thousands of data points documents 12,045 incidents of U.S. civil unrest from May 26, 2020, to Sept. 5, 2020. May 26 is the day after George Floyd’s death in police custody with enough fentanyl in his system to have died of an overdose if police had never touched him.
Of the 633 incidents coded as riots, 88 percent are recorded as involving Black Lives Matter activists. Data for 51 incidents lack information about the perpetrators’ identities. BLM activists were involved in 95 percent of the riots for which there is information about the perpetrators’ affiliation.” https://thefrontierpost.com/study-up-to-95-percent-of-2020-u-s-riots-are-linked-to-black-lives-matter/
47 dead. Let that sink in. What happened to George Floyd was wrong. However, how many are in jail or being treated in a similar fashion as those arrested for essentially just trespassing and now being held in a special wing of the DC jail? The answer is none. Why such a distinction in punishment?
What’s the difference? Remember some of those other rioters who were intent on burning down courthouses, police stations, occupying buildings, or otherwise interrupting normal government function were met with restraint and in most cases, left to wild away in comparative freedom. Where’s the national discussion of the government not stepping in to save the lives of those killed by looters and rioters and the over one billion dollars in property? How many lives and businesses were destroyed by the government allowing and encouraging this kind of behavior? Where’s the outrage, where’s the national debate? There is none. Why isn’t BLM considered a terrorist group? Not even any discussion.
Here’s the instant question we need to answer. Why are the January 6th protesters being treated as terrorists with a suspension of their fundamental rights to be treated humanely, to not undergo torture at the hands of their captors, and even denied not only bail but an enumeration of the charges being proffered against them in several cases? They have become American political prisoners to make a point.
That point? Don’t threaten the political structure or you will be utterly and completely destroyed. Those certain “Unalienable Rights” are not so inviolate as we suppose as we can see in real life. Who is crying out against this injustice? Virtually no one that I know. Dem’s love being able to literally beat the snot out of their enemies as an example to anyone who doubts their power and willingness to use it. Trump found that out very fast. Republicans have been cowed by the political narrative that surrounds the January 6th unscheduled tour of the capital. It was wrong, but not on the scale of the looters and terrorists of the left and BLM. It’s not even close.
To this very day, the lie of the armed insurrection is widely disseminated and believed in contravention of the facts. In fact, only the police were armed, and the only one who died from gunfire was a female veteran who was shot to death as a nervous police officer shot through a door and killed her. Were there any looters or vandals? Yes, maybe 10 out of about 500. The FBI has expended outsized resources tracking down the 500 from all over the country, frequently arresting them at gunpoint to ensure all of us are terrorized by the actual power of the government.
For the record; breaking in or being let into the Capital outside of normal visiting hours was stupid and ultimately meaningless. However, the way the government reacted is/was unconscionable. Justifying their actions by comparing the January 6th incident to be worse than the American Civil War is not just hyperbole, it is a further rewriting of history that works well on all those that either don’t know their facts or worse, realize the American government having unsheathed its sword, was not willing to place it back in its scabbard until it tasted blood. We fear our government today to a degree that I cannot recall.
What happened that day, up to and including the present is a warning that we can no longer presume to believe that we have those unalienable rights to protect us to the degree we once relied on.
What’s next? Three things:
- Will the courts ultimately condone the behavior of the government over the last two years?
- When Republicans ultimately regain control of the House and Senate will additional laws be written and approved that codify remedies to the abuses we have seen?
- Will we see a national discussion on the assault on our country and demand the election of Americans that understand our history and value our distinctness?
Friends, there is another principal at the bar here. Read how our Founding Fathers were so worried we’d see the Federal government become supreme rather than the States as intended. I love the following quote:
“The government was never seen by the Founders as a provider of anything but very generalized common security. Laws were seen as more important than men. At best, the government was seen as a necessary evil to allow for the continued functioning of a peaceful society. Those who sought power through the government, rather than seeking to serve their countrymen, were implicitly distrusted.”
And this one:
“According to James Madison, a committed federalist, the Constitution maintains the sovereignty of states by enumerating very few express powers to the federal government, while “[t]hose which is to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite.”
How far we have strayed from the near-perfection of our Constitution. Yet, even as flawed as our country is today, there are magnificent vestiges of our former common ancestry and understanding. There is no better place in the world than the United States. Its ability to absorb the abuse thrust upon it is amazing to behold. But it’s not without limits. Like a milk cow with too many feeding off of her, we are seeing large cracks and fissures develop that are loading up our Republic. A collapse could happen suddenly and with little warning, due in part to the way our country was created and run, relying on a relatively small minority of people who hold things together on a day-to-day basis. Be wary of putting too many burdens on the Producers, lest they decide it is no longer worth it. (As in Atlas Shrugged) Always, always, remember that the government cannot give you something that they have not taken away from someone else first. And, it may only be a question of time before they come knocking on your door!
Please keep that in mind.
God Bless America and Happy New Year.
Allan J. Feifer