There is a convinced and growing portion of the population in the united States of America today, that has been recently fueled by the stand-off at the Bundy Ranch, in Bunkerville, NV and the lack of attention brought to other government land grabs across the country. (See: Native Americans Still Being Raped Of Their Land By “White Mans Government”: The BLM Land Grab That DIDN’T Go Viral)
The purpose of the original Legislative Branch of government is to represent the People (House of Representatives) and the States (two Senators originally selected by the state legislative bodies) and to protect the rights of both.
Little by little, the rights of both the People and the States have been taken by an increasingly tyrannical corporate federal government. And many Americans think that it is both ‘necessary and proper’ that we allow it, and it is allowed by silent consent. I strongly disagree.
The Founders knew that a corporate federal government (See: East India Company) will overreach its limits and begin to infringe on and control the rights of the People. The very fact that it is by the People’s consent that governance exists is lost on most Americans today, as they have been indoctrinated by a public education system designed to make them believe they are obligated to a corporate structure.
Sovereignty was the province of the King and all others were Subjects. Our nation was founded on the principle of Sovereign Individuals and the bodies of government were servants to the People.
There were very specific reasons that the Constitution limited the scope of the federal government. Because the law of the land is the Constitution, all laws must conform to it, otherwise they are invalid. When an unconstitutional law is obeyed by the majority of People, it gives government power to enforce it. Common Law is the law of the land under the Constitution, and it has been replaced with the very system that helped ignite the Revolution. See references to the Organic Act of 1871 in previous posts at the end of the article.
To those who do not remember or who did not learn of it in school, it was the taking over of the law by the British and the confiscation of arms that finally riled the People into rebellion. Defending themselves was a right they were not willing to concede to authority, even when that authority possessed the mightiest naval forces in the world at that time.
There are so many laws that have been passed by all levels of government, that it seems that the moment you leave your home, you are violating some of them. Of course it only seems relevant when actions you take that are perfectly in order with natural rights, are deemed against some law or mandate and you are arrested and charged with a crime.
In the post titled, The Second Amendment: Meaning and Purpose the reason that it was included in the Constitution becomes clear. And it was clear when the Japanese were interrogated after the war, that they did not invade the US mainland because they feared a ‘rifle behind every blade of grass’ as the American People were well-armed.
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”
It is apparent that any laws that restrict the rights of the People to keep and bear arms, and to restrict the formation of citizen militias, is a crime against the Constitution and the People. Those who wrote and passed these laws are by their actions, perpetrators of high crimes and misdemeanors.
There are lawful processes for the People to take action against crimes committed by those entrusted to protect the People’s rights. The Constitution provides the remedy through the grand jury method. Not the one that requires a prosecutor (DA) to initiate. But one initiated by Petition of the People.
There is no constitutional grounds for the federal government to own land. The ‘public land’ belongs to the People. It’s time for the People to defend their lands, even from their own government.