The United States of America is nothing more than legend, a hallow shell of its former self, that rests upon the laurels earned by giants. From the
beginning, The United States of America made fatal flaws that only ensured its own demise. The horrendous three-fifths compromise speaks to all that
is wrong with compromise, and while the Founders may have been war torn and weary from battle with a formidable foe, they agreed to render the noble
words of a Declaration of Independence moot, by agreeing to unite with several tyrants next door, in order to break free of a single tyrant an ocean
Agreeing to slavery as a legitimate form of economics was just the beginning, and it did not take long for a legislature to enact The Alien and
Sedition Acts, and it took only seconds for a President to sign such an act into legislation, in clear and willful spite of the First Amendment
forbidding such Acts. Indeed, these Acts were pushed through Congress by the very Federalists who so eloquently argued for the efficacy of a
centralized government, and it was during this time the first undeclared war was fought by The United States of America, in the "Quasi-War" or
"Franco-American War", given dangerous precedence to that act of undeclared wars waged by Presidents never intended to possess the power of kings.
These tyrannical acts came with an expiration date that ironically coincided with the end of John Adams administration, and while the strange
dichotomy of the man known as Thomas Jefferson, a slave owner who authored the Declaration of Independence, railed against these acts, he oddly chose
to point to the 10th Amendment as evidence of their unconstitutionality, rather than the first, and due to its timely, (though not timely enough),
expiration, the constitutionality of these acts were never challenged in the courts. Jefferson did use his power of pardon, upon following Adams into
the Presidency, to somehow right the wrongs of these acts, the historical relevance of this lies in how early on this supposed government mandated to
protect rights, saw fit to protect itself as an institution in willful spite of peoples rights.
This was, however, a time before big media was a common reality, and in spite of the Alien and Sedition Acts, those who opposed the Federalist,
including former Federalists such as James Madison, had no compunction in using their freedom of speech and freedom to publish, to strongly criticize
the Federalists and their obvious lust for power. Even if these horrid acts were to be challenged as unconstitutional, the legal theory of judicial
review was not even established until 1803 with Marbury v Madison, not quite two years after those acts had expired. The O.P. talks about The SCOTUS
as if they've been mandated to strike legislation abhorrent to the Constitution down as not legal, but this notion was alien to our Founder's and
Jefferson was livid at the decision held in Marbury v. Madison and saw it as a power grab by the courts.
Much like it can be with all of us here in this site, so it was with they the Founders, and longtime friendships dissolved into bitter feuds, and
where Adams and Jefferson were once friends, the Presidency of Adams, and the crumbling of the Federalist party placed a wedge between his friendship
with Jefferson. Even so, it is recorded they kissed and made up before Adams died, and Jefferson, as great as he was, was also known as "The Great
Equivocator, and not just because he authored the Declaration of Independence while still holding slaves, but because he equivocated on a number of
issues. Yet, he was a man, his own slave holding notwithstanding, who insisted that people did not need government in order to possess rights, and
was likable in that he saw the inherent problems with corporations.
While Jefferson did rant and rave against the Alien and Sedition Acts, he also, as President, had arrested his own Vice President, Aaron Burr, for
treason, based upon rumors that Burr was instigating an uprising to overthrow Jefferson's regime. Jefferson did this while paying lip service to the
"tree of liberty being refreshed with the blood of patriots and tyrants", in tacit praise of Shay's Rebellion. Burr himself, had no qualms at all
about killing Alexander Hamilton in a duel, outlawed at that time, over a slight about his personal life. Hamilton was a strong proponent of a
National banking system, and the architect of the First Bank of the United States. Where Jefferson and Madison were vehemently against this bank, it
was established none the less, and while Madison had no love for such and idea, he himself was the instigator of The Second National Bank, (the
charter to the first had expired), to fund the War of 1812.
While Jefferson may have been The Great Equivocator, he did once state that; " Whenever a man has cast a longing eye on offices, a rottenness begins
in his conduct", and no truer words have been spoken in regards to those we elect into office. How ironic it came from a man who had indeed cast a
longing eye on offices. He is recorded as being one of the greatest Presidents The United States of America has ever known, and such record marks the
beginnings of the worship and adoration the People have placed upon Presidents, granting by fiat the power of kings, to an office made public, and not
created by Divine Right.
Where individuals once wisely eyed those running for office with an equal share of skepticism and indifference, merely wanting to be left alone to
make their own fortunes, today far too many individuals eye these same offices with a strange reverence, and adoration, and just as Benjamin Franklin
once warned, that the moment people figured out they could vote themselves free money, that would be the end of the republic, surely the republic has
been dead for some time. Was it the much adored Franklin Delano Roosevelt who was responsible for this end, or did it end long before that? Whenever
that Republic ended, it was Woodrow Wilson who first claimed that The United States of America must make the world safe for democracy.
Today, there are many who believe they are advocates of freedom while fiercely insisting this freedom is granted by government alone, and can not
exist without such an institution. Anarchy is a pejorative often used by the main stream media, who smugly refers to themselves as the Fourth Estate,
not even deigning to call themselves by what such a title implies in this nation which would be the unauthorized fourth branch of government, and
instead, as if strangely Europhillian in their worship, would rather be seen as an Estate, not as a part of the People, but separate from and more
privileged. They are the "credentialed" arbiters of "news", and hide behind a false notion of unbiased reporting, so far removed from the clear
advocacy of the media of our Founders, such as The Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers.
Rather than use government as an instrument of the People, We the People have acquiesced to become tools of that government. Individuals who dare to
argue that Natural and Inalienable Rights belong to all people are branded "dissidents", "delusional", "ignorant", and as of late;
"terrorists", and all the while We the People continue to shove our hands out, and as if some poor orphan child, declare; "Please sir, I want some
When so many who have proudly accepted the title of citizenship declare only citizens of the United States of America have rights, and no one else,
when those same citizens rely upon, and even quote, the very Constitution that was designed to protect the rights of individuals, to show how rights
are granted and can not possibly be Natural or God forbid anyone dare suggest they are God granted, what damn difference does it make if our borders
remain unprotected. We will not even bother to fight those within our borders, and by fight I don't even mean take up arms, but I mean stand united
against the arguments of tyranny and rebuke them with their own arguments. We all view ourselves as cherishing freedom, we just can not seem to agree
on what freedom is.
We will quibble and bicker with those of whom we are so closely allied, what possible chance does freedom have? Further, where those who cherish
freedom the loudest all seem to understand rights are inalienable, they are disparate individuals uninterested in forming any united front, while
those who detest inalienable rights are more and more united each day. What does it matter if The United States is a country? It is just a fable, a
fairy tale told to children so they may grow up believing that the prison nation responsible for imprisoning more people per capita than any other
industrialized nation in the world, is the "freest country in the world" and all the while, more and more people become legislatively criminal,
while legislation is equated with law, and privileges such as voting are declared rights, rights declare privileges granted by government.
Our tax supported public school teachers instruct our children that we are free because we are a democracy and that voting is what keeps us free, and
will not even hesitate to call in agencies such as child protective services to rip children from parents arms, if those parents had the audacity to
teach their children themselves, and the courts will solemnly approve in the name of protection of rights. Yet, it is increasingly clear that the
only rights any official is interested in protecting is the right of usurpation, and the government must be protected from the People at all costs.
Is The United States of America even a country? It matters not, for it surely is not an institution of laws, but of legislation, and where we have
proudly kept an Establishment of national religion from forming, we willingly worship the priest class lawyers who thrust their legislation upon us.