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posted on Jul, 11 2014 @ 08:10 PM
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I'm an expert at a few things. I can deal cards, play guitar, and rock a machine gun pretty well. I'm not an expert at law, constitutional or otherwise, but who is? Fortunately for all of us, there is one simple constitutional principle which is easily understood without having the benefit of a law degree. This principle lies in the oath of office that citizens take when they are elected or appointed to a position of public trust. Local police and lower court judges, soldiers and military leaders, as well as anyone involved in the creation and prosecution of our laws, such as our state legislatures, congress, and senate all swear an oath of office in accordance with the position they hold.

One particularly pertinent clause in these oaths which our leadership take is one that states that as a function of office, it is their sworn duty to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

Our constitution begins with the words, "We the People," which is appropriate because under our representative form of government, it is ultimately the people of the country who are responsible to the constitution for it's defense. It is the people who are responsible for cleaning house when those who hold positions in government overstep their bounds and act beyond their authority as prescribed by the constitution. The caveat is, that even though the people are responsible for their leadership who take oaths to defend the constitution, the people do not.

I would like to encourage anyone not familiar with the oaths of office that our elected leaders, police, and military members take prior to serving the public. Recognize and understand the importance of the oath, and the implications regarding what happens when our leadership does not uphold it. Also understand that ultimately, the citizens of this country are as much as responsible for the failure of our leaders as our leaders themselves.

Considering human nature, it is impossible to completely eliminate all corruption from social, political and economic systems which humans create. But there is an unacceptable level. In light of recent revelations and events, it is no longer a question whether there are some in our leadership structure who are acting illegally and in contravention of the constitution.

Case in point, the release of information by Edward Snowden. I no longer indulge in debate over the merits of what Mr. Snowden did. Whether he is an American hero or a traitor is yet to be decided, and not by me. Snowden the man is no longer an issue. The cat and the bag from whence it came are the real issue.

The recent IRS scandal, and the obfuscation of facts by accused parties surrounding the affair stands as testament to the fact that our government is not completely honest with it's citizenry. Many documented instances of malfeasance on the part of government leaders and parties exist through the last six decades. The Gulf of Tonkin, Watergate, The Iran-Contra Affair, and more recently Fast and Furious. And these are just at the top of the pile of public domain. Any fourteen year old who is so inclined can peruse the internet and find numerous cases of our government creating false narratives for events, obfuscating facts, and generally acting in ways not in accordance with the will of the people. This is putting it nicely.

Eisenhower warned a long time ago the folly of allowing the military industrial complex to gain too much power. Kennedy warned us of nefarious secret societies who were gaining influence in social and political structures. These warnings all came over fifty years ago, and we are seeing now the results of our inaction. Many would still say that these are concepts in the realm of conspiracy theory, but I say that Presidents do not have the luxury of being conspiracy theorists. Military Industrial Complex is a phrase that Eisenhower himself coined, and would have Kennedy really addressed the entire nation on television about 'secret societies' if he didn't have substantial evidence of the fact?

Many great Americans have taken the oath, but many more great Americans have not. I have taken the oath twice, and while I no longer serve, I never untook the oath. I still believe in the fundamentals of our constitution, and I also believe that there are those in positions of power who seek to circumvent or even completely disregard the law to meet their own collective ends. These criminals need to be held to account.

There are many people in positions of public trust who are true to their oaths and are doing what they can to uphold their oath to protect the constitution. There are activist police, activist judges, and activist legislators, as well as an army of private attorneys willing to challenge the merits of our leaders. But these people are too few in number, and require the will of the people to accomplish the task set before them. Only by the will of the people will change occur. Change begins by sending a message to those who have things other than the good of the people in mind, and holding them accountable for their actions. Simply voting out the offenders, and replacing them only sends the message that these types of criminal activity can be gotten away with. We must first eject the corrupt leadership, and then focus on the corrupt system as a whole.

The line between a regular citizen and our public servants is the oath. Local police forces are the last bastion of defense for the people against tyrrany, because they are the lowest citizens on the judicial totem pole who swear the oath to uphold the constitution. There are 'bad' cops in all police forces, but there are always more good cops, as there are always more good people. But when a cop goes bad, and commits crimes or rights violations, it is on the good cops to arrest the perpetrator and it is on the courts to prosecute the law in accordance with their oath.

I for one contest that the government of the United States is illegitimate under the law. Too many instances of government fraud, waste, abuse, criminality, and corruption have been established and documented as fact in the last fifty years of our history to be denied. If those who do not take action to uphold their oaths and bring the corrupt, criminal elements in our government to justice, then they are complicit in their crimes, and should be held accountable as such. I feel justified in my contention, despite my lack of knowledge and understanding of law, on the basis that there has been too much corruption for too long now. It no longer requires an understanding of law to see what persists. All that is necessary now for one to see the reality of the situation is for one to look.

Likewise, Americans should recognize their responsibility and civic duty in doing what they can to preserve the liberties they enjoy as citizens. There are more than 170 million people in this country between the ages of 18 and 65. With those numbers, our job should be quick and easy. At most, anyone should only have to miss a week of work to do what needs to be done. The question is, how many of those Americans really understand what is at stake, and of those, who are willing to sacrifice their time and energy to the cause of cleaning out the Hill?




posted on Jul, 11 2014 @ 08:12 PM
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To the average citizen, these things are no longer important. We only have a cursory understanding of our representative form of government, and that is because we are taught nothing about civic responsibility, how to secure and maintain the liberties and freedoms granted us by the constitution, or what life was like under tyrranical, oppressive rule before our great country came to exist.

Averyage citizens, in general, have more pressing matters to deal with than the maintenance of a government by the people and for the people. They have the myriad forms of entertainment, sports, celebrities, fashion, computer games, television, and the internet. And if we're not entertaining ourselves, we're commuting longer in more traffic, to work more hours at jobs which largely produce nothing in order to put food on the table, and then dealing with the fatigue that results. It is the freedom, the creature comforts, the diversions and distractions which we all enjoy daily that ironically lead us to fail to uphold that which allows for said freedom.

I personally adhere to a strict policy of non-violence. I also abhor capital punishment because I believe it goes against natural law. I understand that the punishment for some crimes of treason is death. People are enflamed enough and empassioned enough to call for the heads of those who have commited treason. Luckily, those so enraged are very few in number, but the number grows as our feet are held closer to the flame.

I believe that there is still time to take steps to correct the malfunctions of our governments, both local and federal, but it will not be rectified by vote. This problem will only be solved by inflicting the consequence of law on those who break the law, and in so doing, sending a message that such behavior will not be tolerated by the people.

The more time passes, nearer comes the day when litigation, prosecution, and protests will lose all effectiveness, and we will be faced with a choice as individuals - to fight to secure our freedom, just like our founding fathers, or live on our knees under an oppressive regime. I say that we hold the members of our leadership - our police forces, our judges, and our military - responsible and individually accountable for the faithful execution of their oaths of office. We make THEM make the choice on whose side they will stand - with the failed, corrupted system, or with the people!

And should they choose to go against the will of the people, then all of the might and will of the people in all their numbers should be brought to bear on them.



posted on Jul, 11 2014 @ 08:28 PM
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Television!

Unless the television tells people to get off their bums they wont do diddly squat, and who is it that controls that box of lies?



posted on Jul, 11 2014 @ 08:39 PM
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a reply to: Mon1k3r
You have presented a comprehensive idea of our nationhood, but I would question the following:

"I for one contest that the government of the United States is illegitimate under the law."

I assume that you are questioning the legitimacy of the US government under the law. If so, then you are appealing to a law above and beyond US Constitutional law, perhaps natural law, which places you in the company of extremists (I'll leave it at that for now.)



posted on Jul, 11 2014 @ 08:48 PM
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a reply to: Diderot

Extremists? Just about anything any of us do gives us that label, soon extremism will be the norm. Then what?



posted on Jul, 11 2014 @ 09:42 PM
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a reply to: Diderot

Negative. In the constitution it clearly states that those elected or duly appointed to positions of public trust will bear allegiance to the constitution and enforce the same. If by process of law, the constitution is repealed or amended, then that is law. Acts in contravention of constitutional law by those who are sworn to uphold it are criminal and/or treacherous.



posted on Jul, 11 2014 @ 10:07 PM
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originally posted by: Mon1k3r

"We the People,"

That is legalize language. Are you one of the People? It doesn't say every living human being has these rights.
From 'Black's Law...'
" The word “people” may have various significations according to the connection in which it is used."
Notice even in law the word is not capitalized. 'People' spelled with a capital has a different meaning in court.
edit on 11-7-2014 by skunkape23 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 11 2014 @ 10:13 PM
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originally posted by: Mon1k3r
Our constitution begins with the words, "We the People,"


Well, remember that did not include women, nor did it include black people.....

Some people tried that recently - Remember 'Operation American Spring"? They claimed they would get 20-30 million protesting, in fact they got 200-300, quickly dwindling to 20-30 people (and a dog).

The American people do not want some people overthrowing their government and setting up a dictatorship.



posted on Jul, 11 2014 @ 10:27 PM
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The Constitution neither delegates nor does it hold any real authority. It is a mere illusion of power that was illegally fabricated to replace the Articles of Confederation. Were it not for the Anti-Federalists, the Bill of Rights wouldnt even exist. This is why the Government whipes it ass with the Constitution, and rubs it in the faces of "we the people".

Its a joke.



posted on Jul, 11 2014 @ 10:43 PM
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a reply to: VoidHawk
Well if it is any consolation, I don't think that you are an extremist.
You are just very passionate.



posted on Jul, 11 2014 @ 10:49 PM
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originally posted by: VoidHawk
Television!

Unless the television tells people to get off their bums they wont do diddly squat, and who is it that controls that box of lies?


Yeah. Someone doesn't want people knowing that people can actually change things, and so they spread falsehoods (such as a third, fourth, fifth party would destroy our nation) instead of spreading truths (such as we can at the state level impose term limits and lobby and campaign reform) that will ripple up to the federal level.

It's an uphill climb.




posted on Jul, 11 2014 @ 11:05 PM
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a reply to: Mon1k3r
Hello again! So you, like myself, are a strict Constitutionalist. Now I ask you, who is the arbiter of Constitutionality? If you answer other than the US Supreme Court, then you get the buzzer, Now I absolutely despise the recent slate of rulings, but the Supremes are Supreme. How do we deal with this? Simple! Just vote for a Prez. that will appoint your best buds.



posted on Jul, 11 2014 @ 11:13 PM
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Well America isn't so much the problem. America and by extension its military, is a tool used by international interests to consolidate power and wealth. America has become exactly what it was intended to become and if words directly from presidents weren't enough then not much else will, accept of course those creature comforts you spoke of suddenly vanished. Than, well, ......
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posted on Jul, 11 2014 @ 11:31 PM
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That is legalize language. Are you one of the People?


I am one of the people.


It doesn't say every living human being has these rights.


No, but it does clearly state that every American human being has these rights.


From 'Black's Law...'
" The word “people” may have various significations according to the connection in which it is used."
Notice even in law the word is not capitalized. 'People' spelled with a capital has a different meaning in court.


All I have to say to that is that the courts, and their special designations for words which in all other languages than legal are clear and concise, can shove it up their cans. And the reason why is because in the STREET everyone knows what PEOPLE means. STREET is to REALITY as COURT is to FANTASY.



posted on Jul, 11 2014 @ 11:38 PM
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a reply to: hellobruce

Why would overthrowing the government be analogous to installing a dictatorship. They're two completely different things. There's absolutely nothing wrong with the FORM of government we have. There's nothing wrong with the constitution, even if it is outdated. What's wrong with our government is THE PEOPLE RUNNING IT! Remove them, and you remove the problem.

If the constitution needs to be amended to reflect the times, then there is a process for doing so, and when done correctly, is a reflection of the will of the body politic.

All that needs to happen is for wrongdoers to start going to prison, and people will shape up. Actually it isn't even that simple. When we take care of the infidels in on the hill, we then have the Luciferian PTB to deal with. But they're all like Mr. Burns. How hard could it be?



posted on Jul, 11 2014 @ 11:40 PM
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originally posted by: BELIEVERpriest
The Constitution neither delegates nor does it hold any real authority. It is a mere illusion of power that was illegally fabricated to replace the Articles of Confederation. Were it not for the Anti-Federalists, the Bill of Rights wouldnt even exist. This is why the Government whipes it ass with the Constitution, and rubs it in the faces of "we the people".

Its a joke.



You make a good point. How far back this current iteration of attempting to rule the world goes is in question. I believe there is a strong possibility that America itself was intended at it's inception to be nothing more than a means to their ends.



posted on Jul, 11 2014 @ 11:43 PM
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originally posted by: Mon1k3r
What's wrong with our government is THE PEOPLE RUNNING IT! Remove them, and you remove the problem.


So you want to remove the officials that were voted in, to be replaced by ?????

Who are they replaced with? People that were not voted for chosen by you?


All that needs to happen is for wrongdoers to start going to prison


Do not worry about a trial or anything, just send them to prison!
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posted on Jul, 11 2014 @ 11:46 PM
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A point I'll make is that even though it may be true that it was intended for America to go down like this, THE PEOPLE didn't get the memo. Not just Americans, but the whole world. And i'll tell you what, 7 billion is a pretty big hornet's nest to be kicking. That's a lot of X-factor, a lot of Murphy's Law, a lot of flesh to wade through to get to where they want to be. They may have a good, solid long-term plan, but no plan is perfect, and I believe that THE PEOPLE are eventually going to thwart that plan. But not until it hurts them.



posted on Jul, 11 2014 @ 11:53 PM
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a reply to: hellobruce

I have an idea. Instead of thinking of solutions, lets make a long laundry list of all the things that would make doing something about it difficult or impossible, stop there, and let it be the cause and excuse for doing nothing.

Or, we can break the problem down into it's simplest parts, prioritize them, and attack them with conviction and numbers. Countless times in history have people overthrown tyrannical leadership. Why should the task be undoable here and now? Bad guys get kicked off the throne, and they get replaced. It happened before, it'll happen again. But there really is no point in complicating it more.



posted on Jul, 12 2014 @ 12:03 AM
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originally posted by: Mon1k3r
Or, we can break the problem down into it's simplest parts,


First how about you define the exact problem - as it looks like your problem is just:-

"There are elected people that I do not agree with"!


Countless times in history have people overthrown tyrannical leadership. Why should the task be undoable here and now?


What "tyrannical leadership" are you on about?


Bad guys get kicked off the throne, and they get replaced. It happened before, it'll happen again. But there really is no point in complicating it more.


So who exactly decides when someone is a "bad guy"? You?
Remember, all those alleged "bad guys" were voted into office, and the people who voted them in have a right to be upset if they were removed from office and someone else that you liked were just put in their place.

We do not need elections, everyone will just let you decide who hets all the jobs!



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