For Britain International Member (USA)
29th January 2021
What, exactly, is “America”? Did it exist before 1776? During the War between the States? Will it outlive the federal government?
If we think of America as an oak tree, then the acorn came from England. The idea of the Rule of Law, expressed in the Magna Carta of 1215, proclaimed that the King himself was bound by the Law, meaning that he could not make law at his pleasure. The English theory is that the Law makes the State, while the Continental theory is that the State makes the Law. Nations have a binary choice between these two philosophies. If they choose the latter, totalitarian regimes will always result, which will consider their decrees legal by definition. This was the defense that Hitler’s lieutenants gave at the Nuremberg Trials: that everything they did was legal within the context of German law at the time. They viewed law in terms of raw power, but the British and American judges who sentenced them to death believed that Law should uphold specific rights. No human institution can put a lien on these rights because they are God-given, hence the forgotten meaning of the word “unalienable.” Any “law” that permits the violation of these rights is not a law at all, but rather an illegal statute.
To protect the rights of the individual, the English Constitution enshrined certain immutable principles that make a government lawful. These principles include the Rule of Law, Government by Consent, and Sovereignty. No government can repudiate these principles without sawing off the branch it sits on. For example, by governing without consent, the State divests itself of all lawful authority. However, a democratic mandate from the majority does not give a government carte blanche to do whatever it pleases against the minority. It must protect the rights of all citizens and provide equal justice without favor. English people brought these ideas with them to North America, where they formed the basis of the Revolution and U.S. Constitution.
If America is an oak tree, then the United States is the forest ranger tasked to defend it. America is not the same thing as the United States. America is the Idea that “all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness—That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed.” However, the government, whose duty it is to protect our rights, can become evil, corrupt, and tyrannical—it can become the Master of the people rather than the Servant; it can become the Oppressor rather than the Protector. Jefferson therefore wrote that “whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it.”
The United States government has become destructive of the Ends for which it was formed. This is not due to any flaw in the Constitution of the United States; rather, it is due to a successful war against the Constitution. Our Sovereignty and liberties have been attacked from two fronts: multinational corporate monstrosities, such as Google, Facebook, and Amazon, which want to strip people of their financial independence and create a world without borders; and foreign adversaries, chiefly China. It is no secret that these interests have American politicians bought and paid-for at every level of government. We are compromised. The enemy is inside the gates.
America rejected this silent take-over by electing Donald Trump in 2016. President Trump wanted to drain the swamp, but found it undrainable. For his valiant efforts, the globalist elites of the media, big tech, the deep state, and the Chinese communist party fought a shameful campaign of subversion against him which culminated in a stolen election in 2020. This shows who truly holds power over the country. And it is not the American people.
If certain States hold rigged elections with predetermined winners, they effectively rob the entire country of suffrage. The Supreme Court held in Bush v. Gore that “the right of suffrage can be denied by a debasement or dilution of the weight of a citizen’s vote just as effectively as by wholly prohibiting the free exercise of the franchise.” The Democrat party, in cooperation with corrupt state and local officials, might not take away your one legal ballot, but they will forge a hundred illegal ones to render yours meaningless.
The Supreme Court had a golden opportunity to stop this robbery against the American people. Texas brought a lawsuit against Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin for violating their own election codes in such an abysmal manner. Source here.
Under Article III of the Constitution, the Supreme Court was obliged to take this case: “The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court . . . [and] shall extend to Controversies between two or more States.” The Court declined the case with the flimsy excuse that Texas did not have “standing” (a word to be found nowhere in the Constitution), and thereby betrayed the American people.
Our elections are not elections anymore. We will continue having them for the sake of appearances, but they will be just as meaningful as elections in the Soviet Union were.
The forest ranger has an axe, and he’s attacking the tree.
The good news though, is that the tree is still alive. America lives. The seventy-four million patriots who voted for President Trump are the proof. (Indeed, we probably number more than that, since we know that many ballots were dumped, flipped, and fractionalized). But we are living in imminent danger. The States that want freedom will soon be enslaved by the States that want fascism. The Union is no longer a bond of brotherhood; it is a chain of imprisonment. To restore freedom and democracy, American patriots must break the chain. If the blue states want a totalitarian hell on earth, let them have it. Why should we consent to be dragged down with them?
Secession is legal under our Constitution for the following reasons:
Our Declaration of Independence, which gives the moral and legal basis for the United States, asserts that “when a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a Design to reduce [mankind] under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their Duty, to throw off such Government and to provide new Guards for their future Security.”
Three States explicitly reserved the right to secede when they ratified the U.S. Constitution. These States’ acceptance into the Union was an implicit recognition of the right of every State to secede. Source here.
Article I, Section 10 of the Constitution gives a comprehensive list of things that a State cannot do. Secession is not on the list. The Tenth Amendment says that “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.” The Constitution therefore reserves the Right of Secession to the States.
Knowing these facts, in 1861, Senator James R. Doolittle proposed the following Constitutional amendment, which was never ratified: “No State or any part thereof, heretofore admitted or hereafter admitted into the Union, shall have the power to withdraw from the jurisdiction of the United States.” Ask yourself: if secession was not constitutional, why would an amendment prohibiting it be proposed?
Our Constitution is a contract between the sovereign States. By holding illegal sham elections, several States have failed to meet their obligations under the contract. The remaining States have good reason to withdraw from the contract, because their fellows have not acted in good faith. This withdrawal should be orderly, democratic, and peaceful. If State governors and legislatures want to actually represent the Citizens of their States, they should organize referendums for their States on the question of Secession. These referendums should be 100% analog with zero possibility for foul play. Citizens would vote in-person on a physical ballot paper, which they would authenticate with their photo ID and thumb print. The ballots would then be counted not by machines but by real people in a transparent fashion. The States that vote in favor of Secession could then form their own independent Nation, adhering to the ideals of the Declaration of Independence and an originalist interpretation of the U.S. Constitution, with suitable amendments to prevent the massive abuses that the federal government has perpetrated over the course of the last century.
Although secession is perfectly legal, one might object that it is dangerous. But is it more dangerous than the path we are already on? I will leave you with a final thought from Sir Winston Churchill:
“If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves.”
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