What? & Why?
It is within this section that i will explore some of the issues i have concern with. The first part will deal mostly with some questionable acts
that our government has taken part in; it questions their intentions in conducting these acts and brings to point their direct conflict with the
Constitution of the United States. I refer to this section as R.E.V.O.L.T.
Research Enumerating Violations Of Liberty and Trust
After that i continue to look at some of the other influences on our society which have a negative impact, some are larger issues and easier to
provide substantive information on. Other issues i point out are smaller and harder to prove but i am sure as you read you will find that each example
is real. The sum of these issues range from political to personal and even touch on some of the religious influences we are subjected to.
In each case i have attempted to provide the sources of the information to the best of my ability. As i have stated the sources i will be citing are
mostly provided through the internet and the links are to mainstream media reports, Government Archives, Historical references, Public
Testimonials/Videos and in some cases Wikipedia, thought the latter i do with hesitation due to the nature of those articles.
As i am not a professional in the matters of law you should understand that in the absence of such evidence, what is presented is based on my
personal experience and perspective and should be considered as such.
In all cases i URGE you to investigate and explore these links and issues for yourself.
Given the content of the following pages i turn to an adage older than myself, “If you want something done right, you must do it yourself."
By now i am sure you are asking what exactly it is i want, my answer is simple, i wish for all of humanity to wake up from this self-imposed
"slumber". I want people to wake up and take notice of what is going on around them, it seems the only time people pay attention to what is
happening outside of their little microcosm of life is when they are "rubbernecking" at some traffic accident or staring in awe at their television
sets. Now i understand there are people out there who not see what is going on around them but have taken action to make things better but their
numbers are few and far between.
I also assume by now that you are eager for me to make my point. As you have seen this section is titled with two questions; What? and Why? I will
start first with why.
The question in simple terms could be applied in many forms, so more to my intent,
"Why would anyone want to start a revolution?
To answer this first look at my intent of a "peaceful" revolution, and note that my desires for change and the people i direct this message towards
is YOU. I am not writing my representatives because i do not care what they think or trust them. Also note that i attempting to make these ideas as
widely available to YOU for free as i do not wish to be entwined with corporations as i do not trust them either, nor do i wish for them to profit
from the ideas i am presenting, or desire them to change my words to fit the "Normal" publishing standards.
The New Revolution is NOT about an armed uprising, or military coup. My ideas are not about destruction and creating more division, quite the
The New Revolution is an attempt at political and social reform starting from the ground up, with "We the People". It’s about picking up the
American spirit and shaking off the cobwebs of the past so that we can move forwards into the future with a refreshed inspiration and new sense of
hope and direction. Yes my ideas are intended to be a catalyst for change, but not simply a change in policy or representation, it’s far more
meaningful than that. The New Revolution is about changing the way we act and think, it’s about a rational choice we must all face and, it is also
about sacrifice. I realize it is sometimes easier to bury your head in the sand and just let these issues continue because it may be easier for you
deal with personally or perhaps because you are more concerned with feeding and providing for your family and you see no other way to do that. The New
Revolution is about pulling people’s heads out of the sand and showing them a different way.
Then you may ask, "Who are we rebelling against?" for me the answer comes twofold.
First i would rebel against any person who would choose NOT to take part, anyone who rather sit around and complain about the issues and make
excuses not to deal with them (including myself), rather than contributing and working towards a resolution, taking advantage of the freedoms that so
many have given their lives to protect.
I will also revolt against those who would try to prevent anyone from enjoying those freedoms. ANY organization, corporation or beaurocracy that
would hastily turn to violence and aggression, ANY person or group who would work to degrade the base values of the country i love. What are those
base values i speak of?
Specifically those values are more than any words or laws can define, but for the intent of this publication the "Bill of Rights" adequately
embodies the majority of those values. These Amendments were ratified with the intent to protect private citizens against government considered to be
obtrusive and unjust and to preserve our rights not by granting to the people certain rights or privileges but by limiting the actions our government
could take against those "inalienable rights"
In other words, the Bill of Rights is a list of things our government does not have the right to do. Not only in governments’ actions in regards to
its own citizens but also its actions in the representation of those citizens to the rest of the world.
Within these Amendments to the Constitution lay some of the most important ideas in the world and most of them have been continuously and recently
trampled on and tainted by the very government that was established to uphold and protect them.
From here i will start at the beginning and try to keep my points as brief as possible and while there may not be specific examples of our
governments intrusion on some of these ideas, i will provide evidence to show that they have intruded and violated a number of them. In any case it
will show you that our government has most certainly failed in their sworn obligations to protect these rights. As i provide links for you i have also
included the full text of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the remaining constitutional Amendments at the
back of the book for your reference. More sources can be located quickly by using an internet search or by visiting your local library, and
again...please research all this material yourself, while i have no intent on deceiving you and the information i present is true you may find further
information that i overlooked, or come to different conclusions based on your findings.
R.E.V.O.L.T: Research Enumerating Violations Of Liberty and Trust
Constitution of the United States
Bill of Rights
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the
Free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right
of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
Several limits on government action are placed here. Limits on freedom of speech as understood here "seem" to be a trick issue...Limits on the
press have come from corporate ownership influences and, While self-imposed censorship by corporations is not a government intrusion they have not
made any concerted efforts to contradict this trend, and while i believe that some type of moral compass is a good idea, what is the cost in the long
run. Then there are the questions that arise in regards to government limits on the press and while the nature of National defense is a complicated
one in this day in age it is hard to put a finger on what is being violated here.
I understand that personal ideals are important we should not allow them to effect the freedoms we are entitled to...no matter the circumstances,
once an exception is made to these ideas then that will be taken advantage of.
Then we are presented with our freedom to assemble and petition the government, but wait It seems that our Government has established laws in direct
contradiction and seems to enforce those law in contradiction to other Amendments as well as i will indicate for you further on.
laws and other infringements on the right of
the people to peaceably assemble must be addressed.
Freedom of assembly
Silencing Voices Of Dissent
Free speech cases
Another point to note as this is one of my main concerns in presenting this to you all. Infractions of constitutional laws of this nature must be
addressed by a larger audience and should not be tolerated. In case you haven’t noticed this is the first step in making a my "petition to the
government for a redress of grievances"
"A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the
people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
The past actions of the BRAC commission
I am more concerned with issues and such as Public law 87-297 "Arms
control and disarmament act" Signed into law in by President Kennedy in 1962 and later amended by President George Bush Sr. in 1989. Surely this
wasn’t the idea behind this Constitutional Amendment. For further reading related to this issue please also read these government publications:
Blueprint for the peace race
DEPARTMENT OF STATE PUBLICATION 7277
Given the nature and intent of those publications it should also be considered that established constitutional law should not be allowed to be
overridden without the will and consent of the people, the idea that our government has for many years been making decisions like this without our
will or consent is disturbing...at best.
"No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, Nor in time of war, but in a manner to be
prescribed by law."
My only issue with these ideas is a personal belief that the ideals being fought for should also be upheld in any circumstance and any country.
Otherwise we a nation will only continue to send a message of hypocrisy to the rest of the world.
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be
violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be
searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
In past and recent months, the TSA
and subsequently the DHS
have been at the
forefront of accusations of violating these rights.
Coupled with the "USA Patriot ACT" also known as HR 3162
and the FISA Amendments
Act of 2008 also known as HR 6304
I will happily agree there have been
transgressions of law, probably more so regarding these rights than most others.
The question of a "no-fly" list which our government has haphazardly assembled, and whether they infringe upon an individual’s right to be secure
in their person against such claims of unreasonable search and seizure should not have
to be a question at all.
While we must also consider the greater public safety the means in use is in my opinion an obvious violation. Perhaps not every case applies but
surly there have been and will continue to be violations that stand unless we continue to be vigilant. Names from the past that stand out like, Terry
Shivo and Elian Gonzales bring to mind some examples where these laws limiting our government’s actions are intertwined with their constitutional
Then there are the FEMA
"Fusion centers" which is a concerted effort by many organizations, including DHS and
that are being brought to light, and while i won’t go into much detail other than to provide you with
, an additional internet search for will
provide much information for your consideration.
Then there are the most recent acts of our president in the past few days that are certain to
, and though i have not had sufficient time to research
its implications, i have included it so that you may have the same information i do and be able to research it for yourself. This particular issue
also ties in heavily with the violations of the
"No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in
cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject
for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be
deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just
Again, military action should not infringe on the very rights they fight to preserve.
Even our "enemies" have rights under the Geneva
and whether recognized by another nation or not they are still human. One example are blockades and embargoes of nations who do not
agree with foreign policies of our nation and others, simply because their leaders claim sovereignty and do not ascribe to our laws or our
implementation of it, our policies should not force a citizen population experience hunger or sickness because we do not allow them to receive food
It could also be argued that past judgments on "Eminent Domain Law"
(which also serve to set precedence in future hearings) are an injustice to this Amendment. Sometimes our property is all we have for generations of
hard work and dedication, difficult at best to relate "just compensation" in this context.
Here also, the "USA Patriot ACT" shows its overreaching and outright inhumane nature as legislation and an overwhelming violation of U.S.
"In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an Impartial jury of the State and district
wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause
of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the
Assistance of Counsel for his defense."
Only another quick mention of the patriot act...
The only people (not affected by the patriot) who are truly responsible for the infringements on these rights are the very individuals whom this
Amendment was intended to protect, think about it...
In 2009 there were 13, 687,241 arrests
. That boils down to 750 trials per day, per
state, seems like a daunting task to say the least. The people, the time and the money involved must be a monument to the issues at stake here. Then
consider the nature of the arrests, surely they were not all dealt with in the same manner. Someone reaching trial for a traffic violation surely is
not dealt with in the same manner as someone who is facing murder charges. All this must put an astounding pressure on the justice system, none the
less these individuals are entitled to their rights. I cannot help but think that there must be some way to alleviate these pressures not only on our
courts but on our police departments as well.
"In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact
tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law."
The only reason i choose to cite this Amendment was to keep it fresh in your minds. Though i am not aware, nor could find examples of, any violations
of this amendment, I am not all knowing and you may have more information to add here then i do.
"Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted."
My issue here is that our states and federal penal systems are an ever increasing definition of cruel and unusual punishment. Stories of gang rapes,
beatings and killings would be a good deterrent from crime, if only those stories were false.
The penalty our society pays because of this type of injustice is indeed a cruel affliction. Though i have said that i do not have much sympathy for
criminals, it is the ideas behind the rights being protected, which must be upheld.
To condemn a petty thief or drug addict to spend time in this type of an environment will surely create further ill will and criminal misconduct,
towards society by individuals who would otherwise be considered harmless when compared with violent habitual offenders.
I will also convey a concern i have with excessive bails; I believe that bail should be set as percentage of income, or some other such standard.
Just because some people have more money to pay higher bails does not mean that they should suffer any less for committing that crime, while other
people who do not have the means of affording such large sums of money and are forced to endure hardship and for the same crime, and in some cases
spend months or years imprisoned without verdict while "awaiting trial"
So much for innocent until proven guilty, or so it "seems" but then the idea that these individuals who do commit crimes and are subsequently
caught, use the rights of the 6th amendment to hold up the justice system and prolong their trials. A very worrisome set of circumstances to say the
least and an issue that, if we got together and worked on, we could surely resolve. There must be a better way...
"The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people."
Just the simple idea that Bills like these:
as examples, are an afront to American freedom and complete and intentional acts to bypass our rights.
"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively,
or to the people."
Linked eternally with the same violations of the 9th, i would take one step further to add information about our newly federalized healthcare bill,
not so lovingly dubbed "Obamacare" or otherwise known as H.R. 3590 or P.L. 111-148
"The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act"
Not sure exactly where in the
Constitution, the government is granted the ability to force Americans to purchase anything...
In addition a quick glance at the "Declaration of Independence"
(in its ENTIRE form) will show additional confirmation that the U.S. Government is guilty of committing many of the same transgressions of which
the British crown was accused. I will quote some of them for you as an example...
"He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people,
and eat out their substance."
"He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power."
"He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution,
and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation"
"For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent"
"For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally
the Forms of our Governments"
"He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death,
desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled
in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation."
Additionally the ideas that lobbyists and special interest groups can pay off our representatives to influence law in their favor is
Likewise it is even easier for entire Administrations to perpetuate lies and remove boundaries and balances our government was intended to have, in
order to prevent it from becoming the over bearing, over taxing, obtrusive and offensive government we shed more than 250 years ago.
On top of these major incursions into the freedom and lives of the independent American citizen, there are also mounting concerns and questions in
regards to border security and immigration, Personal liberty and property, Social Welfare and wellbeing, Foreign affairs, and a slew of other issues,
which is where all of you come in.
If we continue to stand by and allow this type of governance to continue, we will be witness to our freedoms being stripped from us and our
I would also like to point out the idea that i may be wrong, perhaps i have misinterpreted the issues or simply misunderstood them altogether...and
upon deeper reflection, perhaps THAT is the greater issue...
"It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice if
the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood."
I believe that when it comes to our freedoms and our laws and the means with which we deal with others there should be no room for misinterpretation,
no room for questions. These matters should be concise and simple. With so many people doing and experiencing life in so many ways, we should be able
to glance at our laws and treaties and understand them simply, with no need for historical or legal interpretation.
There are so many ideas and perspectives in society, the idea that they all are being clumped into a false spectrum of politics, race or religion is
entirely inaccurate, but these are just some of the ploys used as a political tool to further the divisions within our society.
While the instances i have presented are only a glimpse into the issues which need to be addressed, they are the tip of the iceberg, and in my
opinion, any one of them is reason enough for redress of grievances...THATS why!
Now, we should deal with the next question...What?
What DO we do about it?
What CAN we do about it?
Should we continue to be apathetic as the problem escalates and threatens our country with civil war?
Should we allow these actions to continue until our government turns a free, open society into a militaristic federal empire, and begins prosecuting
and imprisoning its own citizens for their political or personal beliefs, why not ask someone who
HAS been arrested
for just that, what they think should be done? What should be done when many of the issues swirl about into
one dizzying and sad story?
So, what is it that can be done, short of an armed insurrection, which could change the course of our nation for the better and save it from
Truth is there are many options. While i have toyed with idea of a political career, demonstrations, or mass appeal to lawmakers, history has shown
me that none would as effective As ideas like secession, re-writing the declaration of independence or, the best and most reasonable option that has