This Post Speaks for Itself: Are You Ready For The Truth?
Ross: Are You Ready For The Truth?
In the book of John, Christ tells us that the truth will make us free. The problem is this, there just aren’t that many who wish to know the truth. You see, the truth can be a painful thing, especially when it goes against everything you have been led to believe, or hold dear. That is why people often turn their heads and ignore the truth when confronted with it, because to know the truth would require them to choose between accepting it, or continue on with their lives, knowing that they are living a lie.
The way I see my job is, not to force the truth upon you, only to provide you information to consider, or research on your own. Whether you choose to believe, or disregard what I say, is entirely up to you, I have no control over that.
When one is confronted with the truth, especially if it shatters what they believed to be reality, they have the choice of either accepting the truth, or choose to deny it. I am reminded of the scene from the first Matrix movie, when Neo learns the truth about the Matrix. The truth was so shocking to him that he collapses, denying that what he has been told was possible. Yet no matter how much one denies the truth, it will still exist. Or, as Winston Churchill once said, “The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end; there it is.”
Well, here is another truth for you to consider, we have all been born into bondage and are slaves to an ungrateful master. Our chains may not be visible, but they still exist in the form of taxation and regulations upon nearly every aspect of our lives.
Thomas Jefferson once cried out, “My God! How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy! ”
Samuel Adams also wrote, “The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men.”
Our founders understood the importance of liberty and were willing to pay whatever price it cost to preserve it for us. Each and every one of us, our parents, and their parents should bow our heads in shame for what we have allowed happen to this country. For it is we, the ignorant, uninformed, self centered, ungrateful people of this nation who have allowed our servants to become our masters. Under the guise of numerous claims; safer highways, cleaner air, crime free neighborhoods, we have gladly surrendered our rights for what we thought were laws designed to protect us. Instead they were simply more bricks being laid in the walls which will eventually contains.
I am often asked by people why I always look so serious. For one thing the truth about our nations situation is a heavy burden to bear, and thinking about it tends to bring about a serious expression on my face.
Secondly, I tend to live my life according to something said long ago by George Washington, “Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.”
You see, I judge people, not according to their skin color, their gender, or even their sexual preferences. I judge people according to their character, and by character I do not mean how funny or entertaining they are.
I make my judgments based upon how well they can be trusted to keep their word, do their job to the best of their ability, how much they are willing to help others, just to name a few.
That probably explains why my circle of friends is quite small, as I have not found many people with whom I share the same principles, and most of those that I have found I have never met face to face as they have been friendships made over the internet from like minded patriots. But, as George Washington also said, “Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation. It is better be alone than in bad company.”
You see, for far too long people have been told that their government, not only has the right, but that it is their job to make our lives better, more comfortable, and more safe. As Vladimir Lenin once said, “A lie told often enough becomes the truth.”
The truth is that our government, as it exists today, fears us. Seeing as how there are 300 million people living in this country and there are only 537 elected officials in Washington D.C. we certainly outnumber them.
But that’s not really why they fear us. They fear us because they know that their very existence relies upon our continuing to believe the lie that we need them to survive as a nation.
That is why they come up with so many names with which to categorize those who speak out against them. The Tea Party movement are derided as being Tea Baggers. Those who wish to see our nations immigration laws enforced are called racists or xenophobes. Then there are those who are called unpatriotic and, even, terrorists, because they do not support the war on terror.
George William Curtis once said, “A man’s country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.”
By that definition, there are very few patriots indeed, and we are the ones being labeled as a threat to the people, and to our nation by our government. While it is they who are the real threats to our country, and to our liberty, they who should all be taken out and charged with treason and hung from the lampposts in D.C.
You see, they fear us because there are many who still believe, as did the Federal Farmer back in 1787, “[T]o preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.”
They fear us, because some of us have taken the time to read the writings of the founders, and those from whom they themselves gleaned their knowledge. Men like John Locke, who writes, “whenever the Legislators endeavour to take away, and destroy the Property of the People, or to reduce them to Slavery under Arbitrary Power, they put themselves into a state of War with the People, who are thereupon absolved from any farther Obedience, and are left to the common refuge which God hath provided for all men against force and violence. … [Power then] devolves to the People, who have a Right to resume their original Liberty”
They should fear us, because if the people did learn the truth, that truth being, “Indeed, insofar as a statute runs counter to the fundamental law of the land, it is superseded thereby. “No one is bound to obey an unconstitutional law and no courts are bound to enforce it.” Sixteenth American Jurisprudence Second Edition-Section
Even Abraham Lincoln, who took our nation to war to hold the Union together, who trampled upon our Bill of Rights in doing so, is quoted as saying, “If by the mere force of numbers a majority should deprive a minority of any clearly written constitutional right, it might, in a moral point of view, justify revolution.”
They fear us because they know that they are wrong, and we are right, and the number of people who recognizes that they are wrong continues to grow.
However they are also smart, they understand human nature. They understand that many people would be content to just see all incumbents voted out of office, and then they would go back to their lives, content that they had brought about a change in our nation’s capital.
Sorry to break the news to you, but the system is corrupt, and a change at the voting booth will do little, if anything, to fix the problem. The document upon which our system of government finds it’s charter is solid, but it has not been adhered to by those who swear an oath to do just that.
Without doing away with all the unconstitutional laws, without doing away with all the perks and benefits given to special interests, any change made by the voters will be a change in name only, not in the way things are done in our nations capital, and that is where the problem lies.
Our entire system of government is corrupt, believing itself to be above the law, and therefore the dictators of what is the law, and what is not. A perfect example of this is the question regarding the eligibility of Barack Obama to hold office as president.
Numerous lawyers have filed suit questioning his eligibility to serve as president. Members of the Armed Forces have refused direct orders because they question the authority from whence they came.
To this date the Supreme Court has refused to hear any of these cases. I find it incomprehensible that the highest court in this land would not want to get to the bottom of this issue of enormous import.
For the sake of argument I am remaining neutral on the question as to whether Obama is eligible to hold the office of president, I just find it unquestionable that the Supreme Court would not hear the case. Are they afraid of what truths would come out if they did?
The Court has ruled on everything from the legality to prosecute users of medical marijuana to the right of states to bar interstate wine sales, yet on the issue of someone who may be constitutionally ineligible to serve as president, they prefer to sit this one out. Unbelievable!
That is why our entire system of government is corrupt. Our representatives pass laws they are not authorized to pass. Our president signs into laws that our unconstitutional, then refuses to enforce laws that are. He also decides to take the law into his own hands by the use of Presidential signing statements and Executive Orders. Then there is the very court whose sole purpose was to determine the constitutionality of all laws, instead attempts to discern the spirit of the law, instead of the letter of the law.
We Americans have allowed this to happen because we have, up until now, benefited from the unconstitutional laws passed by our government. Now the whole house of cards is starting to fall apart, and we want change. The problem is that it may be too late.
Nineteenth century scholar Christopher Dawson writes, “A society rests in the last resort on the recognition of common principles and common ideals, and if it makes no moral or spiritual appeal to the loyalty of its members, it must inevitably fall to pieces.”
For far too long we Americans have abandoned those principles, instead allowing our government to run rampant over the limits imposed upon them by the Constitution, and in so doing, trample upon our God-given rights.
We have done so because we were too busy to take the time to learn those principles. Author Samuel Johnson once wrote, “Mankind have a great aversion to intellectual labor; but even supposing knowledge to be easily attainable, more people would be content to be ignorant than would take even a little trouble to acquire it.”
And, as Thomas Jefferson once said, “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.”
Our fourth President, James Madison once warned, “It is proper to take alarm at the first experiment on our liberties. We hold this prudent jealousy to be the first duty of citizens, and one of the noblest characteristics of the late Revolution. The freeman of America did not wait till usurped power had strengthened itself by exercise, and entangled the question in precedents. They saw all the consequences in the principle, and they avoided the consequences by denying the principle.”
For far too long Americans have neglected that duty, and now we are paying the price for our neglect. I, for one, choose to live by the immortal words of Patrick Henry, who stated, “For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst and provide for it.”
The truth is out there people. You may not see it, but one day it will come knocking upon your door and introduce itself. Whether you are prepared for the things you will learn is a question only you can answer.
Whatever you choose, I prefer to live according to the motto found on page 54 of the Boy Scout handbook, “Be prepared.”
“[T]o preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole
body of the people always possess arms,
and be taught alike, especially when young,
how to use them.” – Federal Farmer
Neal Ross can be reached for comments at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit Neal’s Blog at http://www.zombie-slayer.com/neal
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