Posted on | November 12, 2009 | 10 Comments
Originally Inspired by Northpoint Tactical Teams (NPT)
IT IS WAY TOO LATE TO VOTE OR EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH
Carl F. Worden
November 11, 2009
I realize I could get arrested for this or be “disappeared”, but somebody needs to write these words and get it over with: It is way too late to vote or exercise your right to free speech if the goal is to restore our government to its constitutional intent. We will have to resort to war and force of arms if that goal is to be realized, and I know that is something a lot of you don’t want to read, but unfortunately that is the only remaining option left to the American people unless, of course, they are willing to simply lay back and let this government continue to do what it will.
I’m sure most of my readers will be familiar with the inspiring words of the Declaration of Independence, but they cannot fully understand the bravery of the men who penned that sacred document unless they delve into the everyday life of the American Colonists. Signing the Declaration of Independence in that day was tantamount to placing a noose around one’s own neck to make it easier for the Red Coats to hang you. In addition, many of those who signed the Declaration of Independence knew they were placing their closest loved ones and their personal fortunes in jeopardy, yet they willingly did it. Why? Because unlike us present day fools, they knew when to say when and they did indeed suffer extreme hardship and loss of both loved ones and personal fortunes in the process. Believe me, they knew full well what they were getting into and they chose to do it anyway.
At least they presented the Brits with a document declaring the situation as untenable — like true gentlemen of the day would. By doing so, they at least gave King George the opportunity to mend his ways if war was to be avoided. Of course, the Colonists fully expected King George would tell them to go pack sand, but hey, at least they were more polite than the Japanese at Pearl Harbor, right?
Just stop reading my words for a moment and try to place yourself in the Colonists’ boots at that time. They had so much to lose by signing the Declaration of Independence that by today’s standards, almost any American on the street would call you a fool for placing yourself in that position — and what about your family, friends and personal property? Wouldn’t you be placing all of them in jeopardy if you signed that declaration? Don’t you love them? Do you want to see them laid bare and homeless by your stubborness, arrogance and damned foolishness? What kind of a father, husband and friend are you to place everything and everyone who trusts you in extreme danger if you sign that piece of paper?
“Don’t do it”, today’s average American will counsel you. There are peaceful means the Founding Fathers and Framers left us, right? We can vote the bad ones out of office and we can tell everyone how we feel by writing a blog or a letter to the editor of the local paper, right? Yeah right, maybe 50 or so years ago that had an effect, but it is way too late now, and I will explain why.
President Bill Clinton is the worst traitor to the American people who ever existed in United States history, and he did it without firing a shot or by giving our enemies important state defense secrets. He did it by allowing the massive American and international corporations to take over the United States Government through the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the General Agreement on Trades and Tariffs, otherwise known as GATT.
Once those free trade agreements were signed into law by Clinton, the United States was no longer governed by our Constitution — by default. Ever since 1994, multi-national corporations have called the shots in the U.S. including controling which candidates get to run for office, let alone win that office. The corporations have so much more money and influence compared to the average American or even a political group or party, that there is no longer a balance of power anywhere to be found.
Let’s look at how impotent a national election really is nowadays. First, you must remember that a member of the House of Representatives is up for re-election every two years, and Senators are re-elected every six years. They have NO job security, which is what the Framers intended, but we now have vastly wealthy international corporations (thanks to those trade agreements) that make our elections a moot point and an honest-to-God waste of time. It takes money to get a candidate elected, and corporate money is far more reliable than that of the average citizen or citizens’ group on the street, so any candidate can be sold via corporate influence and money to the local constituency. Years ago it was true that all politics is local, but at best, that only applies to a candidate looking to get elected the first time. After that first election, all politics is corporate, and you will soon understand why.
Now, what about that candidate voting for something his constituents will never forgive this year, like a “Public Option” health care reform bill? Isn’t that kind of betrayal something the voters can do something about next election? No, not anymore.
In today’s world, and after Clinton signed those free trade agreements, a single vote by a congressman or senator can be worth BILLIONS of dollars in profits to an international (formerly American) corporation, so if a congressman or senator balks at voting for a bill he knows his constuents will be furious about, the corporation can easily afford to offer that politician lifetime security and benefits if he loses office, and that promise usually comes in the form of a lifetime job at the corporation, a judgeship or maybe even being appointed Ambassador to some non-controversial nation like Sweden. The bottom line is this: You cannot control the way your elected representative votes anymore because you don’t have anything comparable to offer, get it?? You can ALWAYS be outbid if the issue is important enough to a multi-national corporation, and not only will that corporation keep its promises to the former representative who betrayed his constituents, but they will also fund the next candidate’s election to replace that guy!
But what about free speech; we still have that, don’t we? Yessiree, we sure do, and our government is going to encourage keeping that free speech open and generally unopposed because using it makes people think they’ve accomplished something when in fact it is now as useless as a broken leg. Sure, open up your e-mail every morning and free speech is up and running strong. Open up your newspaper and you will find people urgently presenting their case to the editor, but does that accomplish what it did 50 years ago? If you think so, I did a really bad job of writing the previous paragraph. No, the politicians will give lip service to such free speech, even if it is massively against the politician’s stated position, but when it comes down to the wire, the multi-national corporations hold all the cards, including lifetime security for just one little vote. Under the circumstances, how would you vote?? Only the most disciplined and principled people like Texas Representative Ron Paul will stick to their guns, and he is what; one out of 435 people, not including 100 senators?
If you do not fully understand the cause and development of a given problem, you cannot possibly be effective trying to fix that problem, and if you still think voting and free speech are a viable means of restoring the original intent of our Framers and the Constitution they created for us, then you are refusing to recognize the obvious because you know what it means to you and your loved ones if you do.
It means war.
Look, I’m a very practical guy with an uncanny grasp for the obvious, and if you take the time to carefully read the Declaration of Independence you will realize it is an accurate assessment of the situation facing the Colonists. The Declaration of Independence is not a threatening or even inflammatory piece of writing at all. It is a detailed account of the history between the King of England and the Colonists, the problems that existed, the efforts to correct those problems and the conclusion that, since it takes two to Tango and your partner doesn’t want to dance, it’s time to send him home.
And that is my assessment of this current state of affairs. Right now our unconstitutional government is using the taxes we’ve been paying to keep the masses at bay through unemployment benefit extensions, because they KNOW that 20% real unemployment is a direct threat to them. They know that if enough people lose their homes and cannot feed their children that the masses will probably rise up against them with arms, so as long as they can keep those unemployement checks trickling in until they can figure out a way to partially restore the American economy, so much the better.
The problem is that as long as the free trade agreements remain in force, the U.S. economy will NEVER regain the same numbers or the same quality of the jobs lost after those free trade agreements were signed into law by Clinton. There is simply no other possible outcome, because the free trade agreements allowed our corporations to move offshore with our highest-paying working class manufacturing jobs — and they won’t be coming back unless the free trade agreements are abandoned and the corporations are told that if they want to sell to American consumers, they have to manufacture those goods in the United States.
Does that sound unreasonable, like maybe that revised aweful word called, “Protectionism“? Well, let me explain to you that it was that policy of protectionism that allowed the U.S. to rise to the level of the highest standard of living in the world since we sent the Brits packing, and that since those free trade agreements were signed, our standard of living has been decreasing steadily.
The only remaining question is this: Do we bother presenting our unconstitutional government with a Declaration of Independence of sorts, or do we just cut to the chase?
Carl F. Worden