On Sovereignty

We, the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.
Abraham Lincoln

Are we in the United States sovereign individuals? I believe we are according to the U.S. Constitution. We should attempt to investigate the principles of not only what it means to be sovereign, but of sovereignty in general and whether the U.S. Constitution actually guarantees the individual sovereign status. What are the differences between republicanism and democracy? What is the actual make-up of the United States with regard to the U.S. Constitution as well as the beliefs of our founding fathers? And lastly, what do we have today and what can we look forward to tomorrow?

What is sovereignty? Black’s Law Dictionary 2nd Ed. defines sovereignty, “The possession of sovereign power; supreme political authority; paramount control of the constitution and frame of government and its administration; the self-sufficient source of political power, from which all specific political powers are derived (1).” By definition, sovereignty gives the ownership of power; ultimate political power to determine; preeminent direction over the make-up and structure of not only the government, but the administration of the government as well; the provision for one to supply for his own needs, sans external assistance; and the source of our ability to act with regard to politics.

According to 1215.org Lawnotes, “A republic and a democracy are identical in every aspect except one. In a republic the sovereignty is in each individual person. In a democracy the sovereignty is in the group.” This may seem like a very small distinction, but the difference is great. The individual’s sovereign status cannot be taken by the majority in a republic, with the exception in the U.S. being “100% of a jury convicts, then the individual loses sovereignty and is subject to group-think as in a democracy.” But, in a democracy, “The minority only has those privileges granted by the dictatorship of the majority (2).”

A republic is, “That form of government in which the powers of sovereignty are vested in the people and exercised by the people, either directly, or through representatives chosen by the people, to whom those powers are specially delegated.” A Democracy is, “That form of government in which the sovereign power resides in and is exercised by the whole body of free citizens directly or indirectly through a system of representation, as distinguished from a monarchy, aristocracy, or oligarchy.” So, “In a republic the group only has advisory powers; the sovereign individual is free to reject the majority group-think.”

This suspiciously sounds like the United States of America is in fact a Republic and not a democracy. The whole idea behind the Revolution itself was the idea of man’s ability and desire for self-rule. Why would men who risked their lives and the lives of their families, their fortunes and their positions, be willing to get rid of one tyrant thousands of miles away for thousands of tyrants one mile away? They didn’t and they wouldn’t. So why do we?

Article IV, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution states, “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government.” Article VI, Clause 2 states, “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof…under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land.”

As unequivocally stated in the U.S. Constitution, the sovereign power which is vested in the People through Republicanism is guaranteed by the supreme Law of the Land, the Constitution of the United States. There can be no doubt, our Forefathers, believed in the sovereign individual or the U.S. Constitution would clearly state, We the People of the United States are a democracy. But the glaring omission is, nowhere within the U.S. Constitution is the word democracy even mentioned.

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
The Pledge of Allegiance

Are our Constitution and our sovereignty inviolate? I would argue, by Law, i.e., the U.S. Constitution, and by definition, our possession of sovereign power; the answer is undeniably yes, both are inviolate. But if you look not only at our modern-day society, but to some of the founding fathers themselves, it is obvious there is a debate on this issue.

Modern day discussions involve such matters as the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The Supreme Court has “Ruled the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution confers an individual right to possess a firearm for traditionally lawful purposes such as self-defense,” as in District of Columbia v. Heller. In United States v. Cruikshank, the courts view was the 2nd Amendment “Has no other effect than to restrict the powers of the national government (3).” Of course, one case (D.C. v. Heller) wasn’t for a criminal enterprise, while the other (U.S. v. Cruikshank) was.

Yet what is interesting is the wording, “Has no other effect than to restrict the powers of the national government.” But in the case United States v. Miller, Mr. Miller and another person “Were indicted for transporting an unregistered sawed-off shotgun across state lines in violation of the National Firearms Act of 1934 (4).”

Mr. Miller’s argument was, “That the section of the National Firearms Act regulating the interstate transport of certain firearms violated the Second Amendment.” The U.S. District Court agreed with Mr. Miller, but the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the decision. The reasoning was, “The absence of any evidence tending to show that possession or use of a [sawed-off] shotgun…has some reasonable relationship to the preservation or efficiency of a well regulated militia, we cannot say that the Second Amendment guarantees the right to keep and bear such an instrument.”

Obviously, one has the tendency to believe none of the Supreme Court justices at the time, had ever been in the military. I believe with regard to Mr. Miller’s case, as well as present day politics, We the People may as well refer to the Supreme Court as Nine Empty Chairs. But the two reasons behind the NFA of 1934 was gun-control legislation and an attempt to poke holes in the 2nd Amendment.

The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people; it is an instrument for the people to restrain government.
Patrick Henry

Unlike the U.S. government’s belief in de facto dictatorship, whether it’s legislative, executive, judicial, federal, state or local, I personally believe, as many of the founding fathers of this nation believed, the government needs to be restrained by the People for good reason; they cannot be trusted. How often do our modern-day career politicians lie to us? How often do they foist their depraved policies on an unwitting and unwilling public? I submit the answer to the questions are far too often, and as time passes, these lies have become much more preposterous and abominable.

Let’s take twelve of the founding fathers of the nation – six truly believed in a Republican form of government; Madison, Jefferson, Franklin, Mason, Wilson and Randolph, but six truly believed in a Federalist form of government; Washington, Adams, Hamilton, Morris, Sherman and Jay. Which six were correct and which six weren’t? All twelve men believed in the U.S. Constitution, the Federalists simply believed in a stronger national government while the others believed in more of a Republican form of government where the individual and not the government maintained the most power. Republicanism was their final answer.

Yet to the British, they were all traitors, and none of the founding fathers of this nation believed in an overreaching government or wanted one. The men who fought for independence risked their lives, families, wealth, property and their positions for Liberty and Freedom. Now we have just the opposite. We live in a country which is governed by force, the People are fed lies, the economy is a joke, our foreign policy is that of murder and our so-called elected officials are what appear to be Satanists who thrive on killing in order to satiate their thirst for blood.

Whenever governments mean to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins.
Rep. Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts

I submit to you, We the People are the masters of government, they merely exist to serve us, as We are sovereign. While it is true that as individual citizens, they too are sovereign, but with regard to their governmental positions of so-called authority, they are beneath us and we must dutifully exercise our sovereign status whenever they intend to trample over what is not rightfully theirs. I have no doubt the Supreme Court or any other court in this nation would argue I know nothing, but what I do know for a fact, is the men who wrote the U.S. Constitution, ordained, established and ratified it, for us – We the People.

But the Hussein Obama administration and the rest of our extremely like-minded and self-centered narcissistic leaders have apparently once again proved their love for Liberty, Freedom and the People of the United States, by awarding ATK a contract to supply 450 million rounds of hollow point ammunition to the Department of Homeland Security (5). The population of the United States is under 320 million. By all appearances, the U.S. government doesn’t care for or believe in Liberty, Freedom or the sovereign individual or his belief in the U.S. Constitution.

But the problem is much more pervasive than that. The Wall Street Journal reported, “Driven by martial rhetoric and the availability of military-style equipment-from bayonets and M-16 rifles to armored personnel carriers…anti-terrorism efforts have created a…threat to familiar American liberties (6).” What we are witnessing is the destruction of the United States from within, not without. Each and every founder of this once great nation expressly warned the People to beware of this type of insidious encroachment upon the tenets which the United States was founded, as well as the ensuing results.

James Madison wrote in the Federalist papers No. 37, “Among the difficulties encountered by the convention, a very important one must have lain in combining the requisite stability and energy in government, with the inviolable attention due to liberty and to the republican form (7).” In Federalist No. 39, Madison stated, “Whether the general form and aspect of the government be strictly republican. It is evident that no other form would be reconcilable with the genius of the people of America; with the fundamental principles of the Revolution; or with that honorable determination which animates every votary of freedom, to rest all our political experiments on the capacity of mankind for self-government (8).”

The federal government and their confederates have no use for Republicanism or the Republic, because their fictional authority would be usurped. But their repeated actions confirm their desire for democracy defined as governance by force with regard to those they consider to be the unwashed and uneducated masses.

It is not only his right, but his duty…to find the verdict according to his own best understanding, judgment and conscience, though in direct opposition to the direction of the court.
John Adams

The individual citizen is guaranteed a Republican form of government by the U.S. Constitution, so why does the individual who is guaranteed sovereign status by the Law of the Land, the U.S. Constitution, have to seek remedy before the court (his subordinate) with regard to his guaranteed sovereign status? Have the Legislative, Administrative and Judicial branches of government violated the very Law which they have taken an Oath to defend, protect and preserve; the U.S. Constitution? The obvious answer is yes, but the Executive has a phone and a pen and he isn’t afraid to use them, the Congress only legislates for itself and the Judicial is farcical. Plus, the Supreme Court with their life-time appointments have, in effect, furtively elevated themselves to what they consider to be the level of Godhead and shamelessly act as advocates rather than referees, much like the lower courts.

Has the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution also been misconstrued and ill applied by the courts? The true purpose of the 14th Amendment was to ensure a Constitutionally guaranteed Right was not abridged, such as States enacting Jim Crow Laws (9) which were portrayed as separate but equal, but were in effect separate and extremely unequal in order to circumvent the 13th Amendment. But isn’t the 14th Amendment which should be viewed as basic fundamental fairness viewed as federal supersedes state instead?

Federal should only supersede state when the Constitutionally guaranteed Right of the sovereign individual has been violated by the state or for example, if by some strange reason the State of North Dakota decided to invade South Dakota or either of the Provinces of Saskatchewan or Manitoba. The federal role in this is merely to assure the States cannot violate the sovereign individual or the U.S. Constitution. The federal government has no authority to decide how the individuals themselves or individuals which make up the various States exercise their freedom, nor does the state, unless the individual has committed crimes. Liberty and Freedom are not crimes.

If you consider the fact that in a Republic it is the guarantee given in the U.S. Constitution, that the individual is sovereign and the States are sovereign, the federal government cannot take away that guarantee; the tail cannot wag the dog, as the federal government is nothing more than the tail and We the People, which make up the States, are the dog itself. The hierarchies within the United States are the sovereign individuals, which make the sovereign States, which in turn make up the sovereign Nation.

The power and responsibility within a Republic is vested in the People, not the government who serve only at our pleasure. Picture if you will, a pyramid. The triangular point at the top is the federal government’s three branches, the middle portion would be the States and the bottom portion would be the People. In a democracy, this would be an accurate depiction of the power structure, which is also a Nicolaitan power structure. But in a Republic, where the People are guaranteed a Republican form of government, where the individuals are sovereign and the States are sovereign, the Nicolaitan system doesn’t apply. The sovereign People control the nation, then follows the States made up of the sovereign People, and lastly you have the federal government, which is made of the sovereign People who also make up the sovereign States.

Everything flows down to the state and to the federal levels through the People. And as the People are the sovereign power of the United States, it is our duty to ensure the government, whether state or federal, are defending, protecting, preserving and furthering the U.S. Constitution which is the Law of the Land or they need to be removed and held accountable for their actions. And at this moment in history, there are many within the three branches of government who could use some direction administered by We the People.

But the usurpers of the Republic of the United States are the government officials at every level. They have done nothing more than attempt to destroy our Law, the U.S. Constitution, and this has been done in many ways. The manipulation of our monetary policy (10); a weak dollar, low-interest rates, excessive debt, unchecked spending, the surreptitious voiding of the gold standard and the creation of a worthless fiat currency, as well as voodoo economics where the belief that wealth trickles down to the People, when the wealth actually trickles down to the state and federal governments from the People. Plus executive orders issued as fatwas, the scorn and disregard for our Constitution and outright criminal behavior in the name of government.

The destruction to our Law has also occurred through a very destructive and misguided foreign policy agenda which clearly debilitates our nation’s stature as well as our wealth. The appearance of our foreign policy has absolutely no semblance of peaceful diplomacy whatsoever. The national and international policies of the United States appear to be, and are in effect, tyranny.

So, are We the People of the United States sovereign individuals? I believe we are supposed to be, according to the founding fathers of this nation, but in reality, we are slaves to the federal, state and local governments; our modern-day Caesar. Are we a sovereign nation? Once again, I believe we are supposed to be, according to the founding fathers, but in reality, our nominal leaders are nothing more than puppets of the kings of finance or their masters, the Illuminati; the destroyers of men and nations and the proponents of a one-world government or New World Order, where no man is free and liberty is non-existent.

We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our selection between economy and liberty or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debts as that we must be taxed in our meat, in our drink, in our necessities and comforts, in our labors and in our amusements, for our callings and our creeds…our people…must come to labor sixteen hours in the twenty-four, give earnings of fifteen of these to the government for their debts and daily expenses; and the sixteenth being insufficient to afford us bread, we must live… We have not time to think, no means of calling the mis-managers to account, but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow sufferers. Our landholders, too…retaining indeed the title and stewardship of estates called theirs, but held really in trust for the treasury, must…be contented with penury, obscurity and exile…private fortunes are destroyed by public as well as private extravagance.

This is the tendency of all human governments. A departure from principle becomes a precedent for a second; that second for a third; and so on, till the bulk of society is reduced to mere automations of misery, to have no sensibilities left but for sinning and suffering… And the fore horse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression.
Thomas Jefferson

References:

(1) The Law Dictionary; Featuring Black’s Law Dictionary Free Online Legal Dictionary 2nd Ed., What is SOVEREIGNTY.

SOVEREIGNTY

(2) 1215.org; REPUBLIC vs. DEMOCRACY
http://www.1215.org/lawnotes/lawnotes/repvsdem.htm
(3) LIBRARY OF CONGRESS; United States: Gun Ownership and the Supreme Court. 2008
http://www.loc.gov/law/help/second-amendment.php
(4) Free Legal Dictionary; National Firearms Act of 1934.
http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/National+Firearms+Act+of+1934
(5) The American Dream: Waking People Up And Getting Them To Realize The American Dream Is Quickly Becoming The American Nightmare; Why Does The Department Of Homeland Security Need 450 MILLION Hollow Point Bullets? Michael Snyder. March 28, 2012

Why Does The Department Of Homeland Security Need 450 MILLION Hollow Point Bullets?

(6) The Wall Street Journal; Rise of the Warrior Cop: Is it time to reconsider the militarization of American policing? Radley Balko. August 7, 2013
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424127887323848804578608040780519904
(7) Federalist Papers No. 37; Concerning the Difficulties of the Convention in Devising a Proper Form of Government. From the Daily Advertiser, James Madison. January 11, 1788
http://www.foundingfathers.info/federalistpapers/fedindex.htm
(8) Federalist Papers No. 39; The Conformity of the Plan to Republican Principles. For the Independent Journal, James Madison. 1788
http://www.foundingfathers.info/federalistpapers/fedindex.htm
(9) Wikipedia; Jim Crow laws. 1876-1975
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Crow_laws
(10) YouTube; Ron Paul on Federal Reserve, banking and economy, posted by markiegreg. January 17, 2007
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ji_G0MqAqq8

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