Polarized and enraged. Prosperous and ungrateful. Unmoored and off-course. Lost. These adjectives all describe we the people of the United States of America in the year of Our Lord, 2020.
Many senior citizens like myself recognize a familiar, Kafkaesque quality in such recent, traumatic events as the scientifically-dubious COVID-19 lock-down; the choreographed George Floyd riots; the farcical Trump-Russia attempted-coup; and the contrived, Ukraine-linked impeachment of President Donald Trump. To us they are reminiscent of the protests, riots, looting, arson and myriad other political and cultural upheavals which afflicted our nation during the late 1960s and 1970s.
These recent and past events all have one thing in common: They are symptoms of a slow, steady dissolution of the political bands which once held Americans together as “one nation under God.” The severing of our social connective tissue has been the aim of a cabal of duplicitous, America-hating globalists at least since 1965. This wannabe ruling class consists of self-serving politicians, social-engineering bureaucrats, and lifetime-tenured lawyers masquerading as impartial judges.
The cabal has been greatly aided in its divide-and-conquer strategy by legions of leftist ideologues incubated in our nation’s law schools, journalism schools and education colleges. These dens of anti-democratic indoctrination have long since ceased to produce competent, ethical professionals dedicated to the honest search for truth. Rather, they flood society with jaded relativists for whom all of life is subjective, honesty is optional, ethics is a joke, and enforced collectivism is morally superior to individual liberty.
Few who enter these dysfunctional institutions exit them undiminished. Their critical-thinking skills are blunted and common sense atrophied through prolonged exposure to subversive, propaganda-peddling pedagogues. Humility and the spirit of scholarship are degraded in this toxic environment into arrogance and materialism.
The subversive globalists and their destructive agents in the media and academia are master deceivers. They are particularly adept at convincing young, naive dreamers and clueless intellectuals of their ability to transform our imperfect world into a heavenly paradise through the unconstrained power of centralized government. The passage of decades and intrusion of harsh reality have awakened in their deluded followers that they were duped by a pack of wolves disguised as good shepherds.
These neo-realists soon realize that what was presented to them as an excursion to utopia was in actuality a forced, long march down the road to perdition. They see clearly that their approaching destination bears no resemblance to a land of green pastures, still waters, and a surfeit of milk and honey. The more rational among them understand that if our nation does not immediately reverse course, we the people will soon find ourselves captives in a godless, soulless, sterile wasteland.
Hindsight, as they say, is always 20/20. Had the flock been more vigilant while en route to their true destination, they would have noticed how frequently their faux shepherds had imposed ever more onerous restrictions upon their pursuit of happiness. Had they paused for even a moment to ponder its significance, they would have realized the wolves were accruing ABSOLUTE POWER and TOTAL CONTROL over their homes, churches, schools and other personal sanctuaries historically deemed off-limits to the federal government.
Through their repeated deceptions, the wolves have fundamentally transformed the U.S. Constitution from a security pact among the sovereign states and their citizens into an instrument of surrender to an omnipotent, coercive government. The news is not all bad, however. The good news is that in doing so, they have unintentionally rendered null and void the SOLE source of their just powers, thereby forfeiting their legitimate authority over us.
Only fear of retribution has prevented law-abiding citizens from arising en masse to force these predators back within their constitutional cage. By way of full disclosure, I, too, am fearful of the federal wolf with its weaponized IRS, FBI and Justice Department. My fears notwithstanding, on April 15, 2015, I was inspired to take responsive action by sticking my head into the wolf’s mouth — metaphorically speaking.
On that date, in self-conscious imitation of Thomas Jefferson, I issued a personal declaration of independence in the form of a letter to then-Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew. A copy of my declaration is available under the heading “Freedom and the Wolf’s Mouth” at http://www.freedomandthewolfsmouth.wordpress.com.
I am well aware that many of my fellow Americans will see madness in my decision to bypass the U.S. Treasury and the IRS while over-paying my taxes directly to the Defense Department, the Veterans Administration, and various private charities, social service organizations, and local law enforcement agencies. Through this act of non-violent civil disobedience, I hoped to catalyze a grassroots movement of citizen CEOs (Constitution Enforcement Officers) with the courage to drive our wannabe political masters back within their original, strict constitutional constraints. My ultimate purpose in doing so is to restore the founding principle of limited, consensual government to our nation.
Over the ensuing five years, I have become increasingly aware that fear and ignorance are incompatible with freedom. I often contemplate this timeless truth while awaiting the wrath of our lawless federal government to descend upon me. I know it is only a matter of time before the wolf seeks my destruction. I know this because such predators become particularly vicious when their chosen meal refuses to be eaten.
Anyone who joins this struggle against the wolf must expect the same fate. Of two things we can be certain. First, those who follow this course will no more receive justice from any federal or administrative court than Thomas Jefferson would have received it from a British tribunal on July 5, 1776. And second, America will only survive as “a nation that has a government, not the other way around” (to quote Ronald Reagan) if a critical mass of liberty-loving citizens summons the courage to defang, declaw and shackle the federal wolf.
Failure is not an option. Should we falter in this task, we will deserve the eternal condemnation of future generations for failing to secure for them the blessings of liberty which we ourselves inherited from our more worthy ancestors (ref. http://www.newguardsforliberty.com).
heal the torn tissue of our nation/national family (EPU?)