By Allan Erickson, written April 22, 2011
(pg. 451, “The Cross & the Constitution,’ Tate Publishing, 2011)
Every now and then as things develop it’s necessary to cut political connections between one group and another, and, for good cause, establish separate operations according to the laws of Nature and God. Good manners require the initiating party explain the reasons for declaring independence.
First, some background about what we believe and how those beliefs require us to exact severance.
It is obvious that every person is created equal, including babies still preparing to enter the world. All human beings are precious, sacred, created by a loving God. This God endows each one of us with ironclad, inseparable civil rights, to name a few, the right to Life, Liberty and the opportunity to work toward Happiness in this world.
Government exists to secure all civil rights provided by God. Government can only do its job if it first gets permission from The People. Government is therefore placed under the control of The People and exists to serve the interests of The People. The traditional moral precepts of the majority of the people, dearly held for millennia, make up the foundational moral code of the society, and government, if rightly securing the rights of The People, will exemplify a respect for that foundational code.
When any government begins to run rough shod over The People, or when government behaves in a way that contradicts the will of The People, or when government actually destroys the civil rights of The People, then The People have an overriding Right and Duty to change their government and make it behave, or, failing that, they have a Right to abolish that abusive government and craft a replacement as they see fit. Simply put: in America we do not suffer tyrants.
Obviously, the wise and prudent will not run about recklessly demanding government be abolished on a whim or for shallow, temporal reasons. Historically, most people would rather endure government abuse hoping matters will change as opposed to engaging the very painful and dangerous work of revolution.
However, when abusive government refuses to change, refuses to listen to The Will of The People, and indeed, when such government insists on escalating its abuses against The People, demonstrating a clear intention of moving toward central control, even Despotism, then it is not only the Right of The People but their Duty to throw off such a government and appoint others devoted to serve as protectors of liberty, life and the pursuit of happiness.
For decades, and especially since 2006, the American people have suffered patiently under the dictatorial rule of government officials and bureaucrats in Washington, D.C., officials who have abused their authority, trampling upon the rights and liberties of The People. So grievous have these abuses become, especially in the last two years, The People have concluded the usurpations of the federal government exceed those of the King of Great Britain during the 18th century, abuses and deprivations causing the issuance of the first American Declaration of Independence, sparking the American Revolution.
The injuries inflicted upon The People of these United States by elitist politicians in Washington, and by the current occupant of the White House, are so numerous and so outrageous as to warrant a recounting of their history, demonstrating the clear intention of this government to exert complete control over most aspects of American life, to the destruction of our Constitution, our freedoms and our God-given civil rights.
Let the facts speak for themselves. This President and his allies have:
Systematically promoted a globalist agenda, contrary to the notion of American sovereignty;
Fraudulently installed a national healthcare system against The Will of the People, on its face an example of illegal wealth redistribution, exacting the largest tax increases in history without the consent of those being taxed, going so far as to force individuals to purchase insurance, a clear violation of the Constitution, even insisting government control all medical decisions from cradle to grave;
Squandered the nation’s resources creating insurmountable debt and bankrupting the country, leaving our posterity with little hope of economic recovery, for decades, perhaps forever. Making matters worse, in their efforts to ‘fundamentally transform America,’ public officials in the Senate and the White House have refused to enact the most basic common sense measures to avoid economic catastrophe;
Installed so-called finance reform that effectively concentrated more unconstitutional power in the federal government, giving that government virtually unlimited bailout authority and control over financial institutions. This, in addition to other power plays allowing the government to take over private industries in other sectors without any authority whatsoever;
Mismanaged government control of half of the residential mortgage industry, control seized, in itself unconstitutional, causing the greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression, all in the name of redistributing wealth by fraudulently providing homeownership to unqualified buyers;
Failed to adequately provide for the national defense by releasing secret Justice Department documents advising the CIA on intelligence gathering, acting against the combined advice of several former CIA directors, and in so doing, seriously damaged the ability of the United States to provide for the common defense, helping our enemies, demoralizing our military and intelligence professionals;
By executive order allowed taxpayer money to be spent overseas provisioning abortions, a move in complete contradiction to the will of The People;
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