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To begin with, thank you. Thank you for taking the time to be involved in our country’s politics. For many years, various people have opined about the apathy of the American voter while American Politicians took the occasion of this apathy to ignore the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
To be honest, this author is disappointed with many of my fellow conservatives who talk the talk of Constitution, Bill of Rights and Natural Law. They lay claim to the moral high ground but have forgotten to walk the walk. 1st Amendment Rights are not just those for those who agree with our positions on issues. http://goo.gl/6tibX. To paraphrase (and correct) a prominent Republican:
“Constitutionally-Limited Representative Republic where WE THE PEOPLE are guaranteed certain inalienable Natural Rights is messy.”This author advises his fellow conservatives, if you are going to claim the moral high ground, you need to walk the talk. If rank and file America adopts the casual attitude of the politicians towards truth, justice, integrity, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, America is doomed.
This author does not presume to “tell” the Occupy Movement anything. This is an exercise in constructive advice. This author places loyalty to Country and WE THE PEOPLE over loyalty to any political party. The Truth knows no loyalty to any political party.
As evidence of this author’s philosophy, the following is a statement this author normally closes his articles with:
“Critical Thinking Notice - This author advises you as no politician would dare. Exercise Critical Thinking ( http://goo.gl/MEMfo ) in determining the truthfulness of anything you read or hear. Do not passively accept nor believe anything anyone tells you, including this author... That is unless and until you verify it yourself with sources you trust and can actively defend your perspective to anyone who might debate you to the contrary of your perspective.”This notice to think critically for yourselves should disarm any allegations that this author is attempting to manipulate you. In fact, upon reflection and thinking critically for yourselves, this author believes you will realize others have already duplicitously manipulated the current “perceptions of reality” of each of you for their purposes.
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If you are of the liberal political persuasion and have made it this far, thank you for taking the time to listen and think critically. If you need further motivation to continue reading, use this as an opportunity to get to know your perceived enemy.
For those of you of a conservative political persuasion, this author refuses to be sucked into the duplicity of the Incumbent Ruling Class elite of either the Republicans or the Democrats. This author seeks to break the false political paradigm the incumbent ruling class elite use to enslave the rank and file of WE THE PEOPLE. In the end, much of this article will be as much Enlightenment for conservatives as it is for liberals.
This center-right conservative author is making this effort to advise the Occupy Movement because it appears to be a group of young, politically novice citizens with genuine and legitimate concerns who need some honest, non-manipulative guidance. Since few who should step forward have sought to offer sincere advice, this author feels a responsibility to fill this void for his fellow Americans.
This author believes the force of his logical argument will create a political paradigm shift. And that this paradigm shift will cause rank and file American of both parties to realize that the 2 major political parties are merely an arbitrary categories created by the ruling class elite to divide, conquer and manipulate, WE THE PEOPLE.
CONGRESS SHALL MAKE NO LAW…. ABRIDGING http://goo.gl/bHPo
This author is enraged at the circuitous means the right to free speech, freedom of assembly and the right to petition the government for redress of grievances is being abridged. The first Amendment says “Congress shall make no law…. abridging” these first amendment rights. The definition of abridge from Dictionary.com http://goo.gl/R5DjM:
2. toreduce or lessen in duration, scope, authority, etc.; diminish; curtail: to abridge a visit; to abridge one's freedom.Yet some how a myriad of zoning laws, permit laws, health code laws, etc. have been erected which effectively abridge WE THE PEOPLE’s Natural Rights of Speech, Assembly and Government Petition. With a wink and a nudge the ruling class elite passes these laws to suppress, repress and oppress WE THE PEOPLE. By using these circuitous rules, the ruling class attempts to plausibly deny that they are abridging the First Amendment. The net effect is to make our Government less accountable to WE THE PEOPLE.
3. to deprive; cut off.
At the same time, this author recognizes and vigorously defends the private property rights of the private property owners. However, if WE THE PEOPLE cannot protest on private property nor freely protest on Public Property, where may WE THE PEOPLE go to protest and/or otherwise make our sentiments known? Is it not mocking hypocrisy to guarantee WE THE PEOPLE free speech, free assembly and freedom to Petition the Government, and then outlaw the locations where free speech and assembly can be practiced? What is the difference between our elected officials directing law enforcement to mace, hose, rubber bullet and arrest Protesters for alleged zoning and health code violations and dictators and communists directing their law enforcement to use the same mace, hose, rubber bullets and arrests to suppress, repress and oppress political dissent?
What would our Founder’s say if they heard about these circumventions of the 1st Amendment? What would George Washington have said if King George decreed; “No tents or signs at Valley Forge if the temperature drops below freezing?” How do any of our US Government officials make these decrees in good faith, knowing our history, traditions and the intentions of the Founder’s in drafting the 1st Amendment?
Whether we conservatives support the Occupy Movements positions on issues or not, who, if not we conservatives shall defend to the death, their right to protest? http://goo.gl/6tibX Or will we conservatives wait until someday when our right to protest is denied. And then realize there is no Court of Public Opinion to appeal to because we failed to uphold the Constitution and Bill of Rights now?
Political issues must be resolved on the force of logical argument and not brute oppression or America is destined for tyranny and revolution. And yes, it will be messy. Such is the nature of freedom and liberty.
The Winds of Change are blowing
SIMPLE ADVICE FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
Before we address the political paradigm shift, let us address certain aspects of your protest that remain more or less constant regardless of your current perspective of reality......Civil Disobedience
Well said Don! This seems to be the greatest stumbling block of the militia today; the failure to recognize the rights of others and honor their right to their opinion whether we agree with them or not. It is correct that “Constitutionally-Limited Representative Republic where WE THE PEOPLE are guaranteed certain inalienable Natural Rights is messy.”
The moral degradation of our society has been apparent these past decades, and one of the first things to go was respect; respect for others, respect for rights, respect for property, and respect for life have all fallen by the wayside for the most part. Just as we cannot be free and be ignorant, nor can we be free and disrespectful. Laws are made for the amoral, and prisons for those who disrespect others.
They say that you cannot teach an old dog new tricks; bull I say! The day you stop learning is the day you begin to die. Though I find myself in disagreement with some of the ideals that these occupy youths hold I have to stand for their right to express them or lose my own as well. Let's face it; they are doing what many of us have talked about doing for years, and that is lashing out against the machine that is the bane of our freedom. Are they going about it the right way? Perhaps not, but they are DOING something about their frustrations. Are they breaking laws in the process? Some of them, but not all.
If peaceful (I realize that no all are peaceful) resistance to tyranny has become an act of lawlessness then we have failed in our attempt to uphold and defend the Constitution. If we do not stand for their right to free speech then we negate our own. We do not have to agree with them in what they stand for, but I sure as hell agree with them on much that they stand against, and that is big money influencing politics as well as the corruption that it brings.
Most of these kids aren't Marxist Socialists. Most of them aren't Democrats or Republicans. Indeed most of them have no political alliance; they stand alone against the political machine that exists today. They represent a societal void in political thinking, and that is why the Marxist Liberals, Anarchists, Democrats, Unions, Nazi Socialists, Muslim Brotherhood, and other power brokers who are against our freedom and liberty have thrown their support behind them as well as trying to indoctrinate them in their dogma. In fact just about everyone EXCEPT conservatives support them!
Nature abhorrs a vacuum, and these kids will not politically sterile for long. Like a sponge their mind will eventually soak up what dogma is available to them. I know that there are those of you out there working to counter this and educate these youths in the truth about our Constitutional Republic; kudos!
We could be missing a pivotal moment in history here folks! These kids are disillusioned with those liberals that they voted for who promised hope and change and delivered nothig. They are fed up with the "business as usual" attitude of government. They are disgusted with the power and corruption that big money brings to congress squelching out the voice of the common person. In essence they are a fruit ripe for the picking; a generation who has distanced themselves from all they have been taught; a people void of political alliance, at least for the moment. Nature abhorrs a vacuum, and before long something will fill it.
Well said Gary!! I hope we ,, The Militia are smart enough to fill that void with the sound message of our Freedom, Liberty, our rights And This Republic that we cannot surrender or Comprimise!! We have gone to these rallies here in Texas and other members have gone to them in other states!! The people at these rallies really seemed to like our message!! The Socialists that were at both of these events were not getting any attention at all,,they just got up and left but the Militia got plenty of attention and ears!! We are going back to talk to them again!! They are actually wanting us to come back!! IMAGINE THAT!!This should have never caused a problem at all in the Militia Movement,, it is our duty as Militia to see that these events are peaceful and safe!! It also gives oppurtunity to spread our message!! I know i would rather them be on our side other than them go to the other side!! The Texas Well Regulated Militia hasnt got any problem with these kids!! Hell they are fun to be around!! None of them speak of Socialism, Marxism, or communism!! Everyone of them speak of freedom and their rights!! Seems we have more in common than is offset!! We going to teachum something!!
I cant remember which great psychologist said it but "if you do not indoctrinate your children then some one else will do it for you"
Put another way...
The hand that rocks the cradle, rules the world..
The Truth knows no loyalty to any political party.
He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. http://bit.ly/rftHZ3
Thank you Don, Bringing a breath of fresh air is alway welcome... I wish more people would or could understand just what is going on in our country... The moment we turn our backs on the ones already protesting is the moment we say we dont care about are own freedoms... I am saddened by the stance of so many in this movement that doesnt see the true meaning of what is going on... I know in my heart that I may not agree with everything they are doing... However, they have a right to speak their mind and let this Gov. know what they think and feel... When I go out to these rallies it is to bring them some sort of hope that people understand what they are feeling and to also help them understand just how to chanel that frustration... We have a country to take back and without these people we will certainly lose that fight... We need to bring ALL americans together and be fighting for the same thing... Just because you think they have lost their way does NOT mean you can not teach them new ways of thinking... That is all I hope for with everybody I come in contact with... Freedom and Liberty for all... The time is now to rebuild the Republic... Yes it is going to take all of us to do it...
"There is nothing wrong with America that together we cannot fix." Ronald Regan
WE Americans are more alike than we are different....
It is the #Incumbent #RulingClass that exaggerates and creates our differences for the purposes of dividing and conquering WE THE PEOPLE
I simply am more loyal to Country, Constitution and my fellow Sovereign Citizen Americans than I am to any Political Party.
Most excellent, sir!
So how about it? May I actively support the local movement (Occupy Seattle) in Militia uniform? By "actively support" I do not mean handing out flyers. I mean organizing and directing marches and rallies from a posted position within the Occupy encampment? Or are we still refusing to commit ourselves to anything more than speculation and advice?
Bobby,, no one can tell you what to do there!! You are a member of the Militia so go to it brother!! You got mine and hundreds of others backing ya! You do what you feel is right!! We are going back to Austin as well!
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.