To the discerning eye they are everywhere; Flashpoints of tyranny threatening to push the nation into open revolt. The standoff between the Bundy ranch and the BLM feds is a visceral example of growing discontent over an expanding federal government.
These abuses have occurred over many decades, with a focused intent. Centralization of power and a steady erosion of personal wealth and liberty have been the result. As these abuses and usurpations continue, Americans will face a choice between submitting or standing firm like the Bundy family did.
The tax foundation recently reported that Americans pay more in taxes than they do for food and housing expenses combined. Adding insult to injury, the IRS has been caught in open political persecution of Tea party organizations opposed to big government.
The average American citizen is more than $70,000 in debt. Now the IRS is seizing tax refunds of individuals who’s parents had outstanding debt.
President Obama, since taking office in 2009, has proposed 442 new taxes. Obamacare, with all of its penalties, is effectively another tax. Small business owners on average now lose about a week of business preparing taxes.
Meanwhile, wealthy elites like the Rockefeller Family and Bill Gates are able to hide their wealth in tax exempt foundations, which are in turn used to shape the cultural, political and financial spheres of our world.
“George Washington Would Not Be Welcome”
The Federal government is fully aware that it is acting in an aggressive manner; and that it’s actions are stirring widespread resentment. The documents leaked from the DoD and other government organizations reveal this fact. Homeland Security is admittedly arming itself with billions of rounds of ammunition while training against “Free Americans Against Socialist Tyranny”. The U.S. Postal Service is also buying ammo.
A Department of Defense training manual leaked last year revealed that servicemen and women were told that the founding fathers would not be welcome in today’s military. The document demonizes “extremists” who “…will talk of individual liberties, states’ rights, and how to make the world a better place.”
In 2009 a document leaked from the Missouri Information Analysis Center painted libertarians and Ron Paul supporters as terrorists.
An entire fake town has been built in Virginia, complete with Christian churches and subways, for the military to train for urban occupation.
4th Amendment Eviscerated
Despite its obvious unconstitutional nature, the Supreme Court has yet to decide on the legality of NSA surveillance. As the Business Insider recently reported, Justice Antonin Scalia hinted that he would back the NSA spy program. ”The Supreme Court doesn’t know diddly about the nature and extent of the threat,” Scalia said. “It’s truly stupid that my court is going to be the last word on it.”
The American people can no longer claim ignorance on the NSA surveillance grid. A detailed multi-dimensional image of our daily lives is being built with this system. Individuals to entire group dynamics are being tracked. As it continues to grow, it will be unparalleled in history. Everything from daily travel routes to eating habits will be traceable. Every day objects will be transmitting data 24/7.
According to former CIA Director David Patraeus, smart grid technologies will have a monumental impact on “clandestine tradecraft.” Patraeus states, “Items of interest will be located, identified, monitored, and remotely controlled through technologies such as radio-frequency identification, sensor networks, tiny embedded servers, and energy harvesters…”
The system – in its mechanized, wicked desire to perpetuate itself – has convinced many of us that we will be protected and rewarded for following its directives and turning our neighbors in to the authorities, but the truth is that we all lose when this happens.
“Mr. And Mrs. America, Turn Them All In”
The Bill of Rights has been under attack through multiple administrations and political parties. The 2nd amendment right to bear arms has endured a sustained attack in recent years. White house pundit Piers Morgan learned that his anti-Constitutional views weren’t as popular as he thought when his CNN show was canceled.
The Federal government, despite its attempt to seize the moral high ground, falls flat on its face when we learn of operation Fast and Furious and the U.S. government providing arms to Al-qaeda fighters in Syria. CBS news reported in 2011 that the ATF wanted to use Fast and Furious to “make the case for gun regulations.”
In another demonstration of the morally bankrupt government, Democrat Senator of California Leland Yee, a gun control advocate, was recently charged with arms trafficking.
Government runs the guns, we the people are to be disarmed.
“A Long Train of Abuses”
The United States Declaration of Independence states:
“Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them 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.”
The above outstanding examples are just a few of an innumerable list of such abuses. As power continues to centralize in a corrupt, morally bankrupt federal government, the necessity to re-assert or even create a new declaration of independence is becoming more evident. In this process Americans resisting this expansion must hold the moral high ground. We are not the aggressors, nor do we intend to be. We do recognize, however that Tyranny will tighten its grip, and as our forefathers wisely knew, the people will tolerate it for a long time. At a certain critical point that tolerance ceases and the people stand up.
When we do stand up we will stand with the spirit of our ancestors at our back. Police, military, government employees; You are all invited to join us with open arms in this fight. When this critical point arrives in all its fury we must hold guiding principles in our hearts. Love of goodness, honor, justice and truth need to give us strength to cut through the chains.
Daniel Taylor’s post first appeared on Old-thinker News.