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What? Another proposed Constitutional Amendment? Elsewhere in this site I have already recommended an Amendment to repeal Amendment XVI (which established the income tax,) another Amendment to repeal Amendment XVII (which made Senators run for popular election just like Representatives) and repeal of the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 (establishing the Federal Reserve.) And, one by one, the elimination of all federal departments and bureaus not listed in Article 1 Section 8 of the Constitution. Isn’t that quite enough?
Well … no.
The longer whatever time we are allotted ticks on, the more complex we make the simple.
I am in the process of upgrading this site to the new BB2 release of the SBI! Website technology. It requires going over a lot of old stuff written long ago as I convert it, and sometimes doing that stirs thought in new directions. It is good to come back to the simple basics of a subject after it has been attacked and brutalized by enemies of the subject. Sometimes in the adult world of responsibility the simplest details underlying what is true get lost in the complex arguments between factions. This is particularly true when any of the factions are practicing deception and obfuscation.
At any rate, I was converting the old Freedom's Circle page, and re-reading it returned me to the basic, fundamental nature of true freedom. It's something I don't think about enough these days. Because of the recent slaughter of the innocents done in the Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, and the horrible direction our whole nation seems to be taking, I was moved to put the following comment in the newly upgraded webpage:
I have written and talked about the unique ingenuity, beauty, majesty and Godly ideal of the design of America until I am blue in the face. There is and has never been any other nation like it. It is the first nation ever conceived and designed for the purpose of protecting the citizens from their own government. This nation is absolutely unique in all of world history. There is no other nation, whether current or historical, in which the law stood separate from the government, and the government was not the law, but was subject to the law
We talked about our Founding Principles laid out in our Declaration of Independence. About truths, rights and principles of natural law, written by God on the hearts of men. Established by God, not by man, and not repeal-able or modifiable by man. Equality before the law. Life. Liberty. Pursuit of Happiness. That the very purpose of government was to protect and preserve these rights and principles. That is the very reason we - the people - grant government the power to govern. Whenever the government violates this trust by violating these rights and principles, then we - the people - take it back and re-establish government for that purpose.
And, we talked about our Constitutional Principles firmly fixed in our American Constitution. The nature of a fixed legal document that represents the supreme law of the land, to which citizen and government, both, are subject. Every man stands equal to the law; no man is above the law; no man is the law. The Constitution is the law, and the government, and every single official of the government, and every citizen, is subject to to the same fixed law. Here in America, for the first time in world history, the government is not the law; the Constitution is the law, and the government is subject to the law.
Every elected office holder and every appointed Justice swears an oath to protect the Constitution. Here is the oath of office for the President of the United States:
Here is the oath of office for officers of the American armed forces:
Here is the oath of office for enlisted men in the American armed forces:
Officers and enlisted men in the service of the United States are duty bound to disobey any order that violates the Constitution of the United States. This is not an oath to defend territory, or property, or persons; it is an oath to defend the Constitution, which is the core, foundation and cornerstone of the United States of America, as Constituted. There is no duration or time limit specified in the oath. Once taken, it establishes a lifetime obligation.
By now, I think you can see where this is going. All of the current enemies of the Constitution that pose the gravest threat to it are domestic enemies. People who flat out oppose the Constitution and the Declaration are running the Democrat Party, the News Media, Academia, Education and most of Entertainment. Marxists, Alinskyites, Moslems, Anarchists, Communists, Socialists, Statists and others who will not and cannot abide by the limitations of the Constitution are not only right here among us, but they are ruling us, or trying to. It took a hundred years of creeping Marxism, under the guise of "Progressiveism" to establish all those gigantic un-Constitutional federal departments and bureaus that are now un-Constitutionally regulating us and spending us into oblivion.
I submit that there is nothing in all of Marxism that is not antagonistic to if not diametrically opposed to the American Constitution. It is not possible to be a Marxist, of any variety, and support the American Constitution. See the Refuting Marx page.
I submit that there is nothing in all of Islam that is not antagonistic to if not diametrically opposed to the American Constitution. It is not possible to be a Moslem, of any variety, and support the American Constitution. See the Refuting Mohammed page.
I submit that it is not possible to be a secularist and support the American Constitution.
I submit that it is not possible to be an Anarchist and support the American Constitution.
If a Marxist, or a Moslem, or a Secularist, or an Anarchist, took an oath to protect and defend the American Constitution, he lied when he took the oath. He swore falsely.
The real problem may be that nobody takes it seriously any more. An oath of office is now a mere ceremony; a photo-op and a publicity opportunity. When the oath has no meaning any more, then, neither does the Constitution.
Who will be left to defend it?
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Dec 24 13:26:15 2012
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
There is no one left to defend the constitution, or any of the traditional ways of thinking. Social, moral, political, & religious, threads that we hold on to should be taken with us and safely established elsewhere. America is not the land, it is the people. The people can make America anywhere. To God is a journey, not a destination. It is our duty to deliver ourselves to God, in a most pleasing way, where He stands. Whenever all is lost, we must take footsteps toward God. I like to say; We shall ALL bend our knee before the Lord.
Date: Wed Dec
26 05:28:04 2012
From: Vic Biorseth
There is much truth in your
words, but there are still some of us left.
I pray that younger men will learn and keep the traditions and pass them
on to future generations, here and elsewhere.
As for me, at this stage of
my life, I am not going anywhere. This is
my native land; this is where I built my home, and this, right here, is where I
will live free and die. In this life I
will not yield one square inch of American sovereignty. I will keep my faith in God, I will remain
true to the Church He founded, and I will keep my oath to defend the
Thank you for your thought
provoking, soul stirring words of truth.
Date: Sat Mar 16 16:12:49 2013
If you claim to be free thinking country you cannot outlaw an idea, or a religion. Because you say Islam is not a religion does not stop it from being a religion. Because you say the ideology of Marx is anti-American does not allow you to outlaw it. It is an idea. The ideas that oppose your ideas are the ones you are most supposed to protect, if your principles of free thought are true. In proposing these things you violate your own principles in the worst way.
"I disagree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." -Voltaire.
Date: Sat Mar 16 17:41:30 2013
From: Vic Biorseth
These are ideas, yes, but they are ideas that intend to do violence to and destroy the existing system. You cannot be welcoming to an ideology that intends your destruction. That might be likened to the famous Julia Child setting the table and preparing a banquet for a tribe of cannibals. The preparations might be nice, but the rest of the banquet might not be so pleasant from the viewpoint of Julia Child.
Marxism opposes private property, in favor of collective property, and redistribution. This opposes our Constitutional right to private property as set forth in the fourth and fourteenth Amendments. Marxism opposes religion, in opposition to our Constitutional right to exercise our religion in the first Amendment, and in opposition to the foundational recognition of our religion in our Declaration of Independence. Marxism opposes most of all our ability to prosper from our own work, which is called the God-given right to the Pursuit of Happiness in our Declaration. Marxism is straightforward in in saying that it intends, ultimately, to use violent revolution to achieve its ends. There is more, but those are the big points.
Islam opposes our individual liberty, totally.
The Koran, in Sura 9:29 directs all Moslems to make war on us until every one of us is either converted to Islam, or, not converted but totally subjugated under Islamic law and paying a special tax, or, dead.
That opposes Equality before the law, Life, Liberty and the Puruit of Happiness - all the elemental rights that are foundational to America. It violates every part of the First Amendment, let alone all the others. Forget due process; forget everything the Constitution says.
Marx himself said that there is no reconciliation possible between Marxism and Americanism.
Mohammed himself said that there is no reconciliation possible between Islam and non-Islam.
It is not possible for a Marxist or a Moslem to swear an oath to protect the Constitution of the United Sates without lying.
It is not possible for a Marxist or a Moslem to live indefinitely among a not-Marxist, non-Moslem (respectively) people without eventually working to subjugate or destroy them.
The un-recognized enemy is the one most likely to kill you.
Around here, it allways seems that the ones quoting Voltaire the most, smiling the most, and trying to get us all to play nice, are the Democrats. (I mean the Marxists and Moslems.)
Date: Sun Aug 31 2014
From: Vic Biorseth
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Almost all the rest of this site talks about our problems; these pages talk about how to fix them. Marxist anti-Americanism has advanced so far in even our politics and our own government that we now have to consider super-radical changes just to save the Constitution itself.
The Required Radical American Re-Revolution. Or, Re-Constitution. It took 100+ years to radicalize Constitutional America. It will take a radical re-revolution to bring it back to sanity.
Fixing it all, or, losing it all: the only options left for America. Fixing it all is our only option. If we don't fix it all, we will surely lose it all.
Going whole-Hog on American Constitutional Restoration. It's all or nothing, now. If we don't go whole-hog on Constitutional Restoration, the USA is history.
Constitutional America requires American re evangelization. We cannot revive Constitutionalism without an American re evangelization.
Deep Reconciliation means repentance, confession, absolution and conversion. A Serious, Deep Reconciliation is required of this whole nation, one man at a time.
At this moment in time, most Constitutionalists would love to kill the IRS. How do you Kill the IRS? Fast-track and pass the Fair Tax. Very simple; nothing to it.
Our argument supporting the Fair Tax as a sensible and practical Tax Revolution. Fair Tax presents the possibility of a real, popular, voter-supported, tax payer supported, grass-roots supported Revolution in America, and a radical change for the better.
Fasttrack Fairtax: Stop income tax until repeal of Amendment XVI. Fasttrack Fairtax: Legislate to not collect income tax and pass FairTax.
Argument to Repeal Amendment XVI, the Income Tax Amendment. Repeal Amendment XVI and the very idea of progressively taxing income.
Argument for Repeal of the Federal Reserve Act of 1913. The Federal Reserve Act did not prevent the Great Depression, so why does The FED still exist?
Argument to Repeal Amendment XVII and the Politicizing of the Senate. We need to repeal Amendment XVII and restore our Senate to its original status.
It isn't just Obamacare; we need to kill controlled Health Care. Kill Controlled Health Care to get government and insurance out of the medical transaction.
We need to shut down the dept of education. Shut down the dept of education and cut $77B from the budget.
Argument against Public Education, which is, in fact, Government Indoctrination. Public Education equals State Indoctrination, pure and simple. Education is beyond the scope of government and not what our government is constituted to do.
Are our federal bureaucracies all malignant outgrowths of Marxism? Any extra-Constitutional government agency is likely to be a malignant outgrowth of Marxism.
My Proposed Constitutional Amendment to neutralize the enemy within. A proposed Constitutional Amendment to get anti-Constitutionalists out of power and authority.
The process of becoming a Godless Nation is the sure path to National Insanity. The Godless Nation: Can a totally secularized people even know right from wrong?
Regarding The President We Need, The President We Deserve, and God's Judgment. I can describe the President we need; what we have now is the President we deserve.
Compromise with Evil begins the ultimate death spiral. Compromise on any Vital Principle leads to death, for individual souls and for cultures.
Tolerating intolerance of America is what Americans are being trained to do. In tolerating intolerance of themselves some Americans think they are proving something or other.
Why is this American Christian nation not called a Christian nation? This American Christian nation is oddly referred to as something other than a Christian nation. Why?
Chastity Vs. The Modern World: Signs of a Culture in Decline. Looking more closely at what is REALLY at the heart of American political debate today.
The Chastity Vs Sophistication division: Wisdom Vs Elitist Celebritwittery. 'Naïve' Chastity Vs Sophistication of the Elite. Lechery, promiscuity, perversion are Sophisticated; chastity equates to naiveté. See?
Of Lies and Liars: All the devil's lies, and all the devil's liars cannot make a new truth. He can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but he can't fool all of the people all of the time.
Constitutionalism: Sovereign Citizenship and Limited Representative Government. The philosophy that government derives authority from citizens and is permanently limited is called Constitutionalism.
A minority tail furiously wags a majority dog unto death. In bending over backwards to mollify and molly-codle minorities, the majority forgets it is the majority.
The Christ-centered life, the godless life, and the inevitable ungodly life. When any Godly nation moves into godlessness, the inevitable end is an ungodly nation.
American survival requires bold, take it to the enemy leadership. What we need is radical, revolutionary take it to the enemy leadership just for national survival itself.
Undoing the damage and righting the wrongs, wherever possible. Undoing the damage must follow national survival (assuming national survival.)
American Foreign Policy: what it was, what it is, what it should be. Obamunists and Marxocrats turned American foreign policy into an absolute travesty.
Fix the VA by switching all Government Coverage to VA Coverage. Restricting Congress, the Presidency and the Court to Existing Military Coverage should fix the VA pretty quick.
Fix Military Pay by tieing it to Congressional Pay and Raises. Tying Presidential, Congressional, Judicial and Military to One Pay Scale should Fix Military Pay.
Regarding off-duty military concealed-carry of firearms. With Moslem potential Jihadists in our own military ranks, all American military should be armed at all times.
Sheriffs and Veterans and Citizens; Oh My! County Sheriffs and Veterans should together form volunteer Minute-Man like County Militia units of the free citizenry.
Patience. Be not afraid. A Glorious Sunrise is coming. The Son rose on a Sunday, following a Friday Crucifixion. Our Sunrise will come after much suffering; it will come with our reawakening to Truth.
"We belong to the Church militant; and She is militant because on earth the powers of darkness are ever restless to encompass Her destruction. Not only in the far-off centuries of the early Church, but down through the ages and in this our day, the enemies of God and Christian civilization make bold to attack the Creator’s supreme dominion and sacrosanct human rights.”--Pope Pius XII
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