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Title: ‘We the People’ Need to Circle the Wagons: The Government Is on the Warpath
Source: A Government of Wolves
URL Source: http://agovernmentofwolves.com/2015 ... -government-is-on-the-warpath/
Published: May 12, 2015
Author: John W. Whitehead
Post Date: 2015-05-13 19:11:25 by Southern Style
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Comments: 9

‘We the People’ Need to Circle the Wagons: The Government Is on the Warpath

Posted: May 12, 2015

 

“The government is merely a servant―merely a temporary servant; it cannot be its prerogative to determine what is right and what is wrong, and decide who is a patriot and who isn’t. Its function is to obey orders, not originate them.” ― Mark Twain

How many Americans have actually bothered to read the Constitution, let alone the first ten amendments to the Constitution, the Bill of Rights (a quick read at 462 words)?

Take a few minutes and read those words for yourself—rather than having some court or politician translate them for you—and you will be under no illusion about where to draw the line when it comes to speaking your mind, criticizing your government, defending what is yours, doing whatever you want on your own property, and keeping the government’s nose out of your private affairs.

In an age of overcriminalization, where the average citizen unknowingly commits three crimes a day, and even the most mundane activities such as fishing and gardening are regulated, government officials are constantly telling Americans what not to do. Yet it was not always this way. It used to be “we the people” telling the government what it could and could not do. Indeed, the three words used most frequently throughout the Bill of Rights in regards to the government are “no,” “not” and “nor.”

Compare the following list of “don’ts” the government is prohibited from doing with the growing list of abuses to which “we the people” are subjected on a daily basis, and you will find that we have reached a state of crisis wherein the government is routinely breaking the law and violating its contractual obligations.

For instance, the government is NOT allowed to restrict free speech, press, assembly or the citizenry’s ability to protest and correct government wrongdoing. Nevertheless, the government continues to prosecute whistleblowers, persecute journalists, cage protesters, criminalize expressive activities, crack down on large gatherings of citizens mobilizing to voice their discontent with government policies, and insulate itself and its agents from any charges of wrongdoing (or what the courts refer to as “qualified immunity”).

The government may NOT infringe on a citizen’s right to defend himself. Nevertheless, in many states, it’s against the law to carry a concealed weapon (gun, knife or even pepper spray), and the average citizen is permitted little self-defense against militarized police officers who shoot first and ask questions later.

The government may NOT enter or occupy a citizen’s house without his consent (the quartering of soldiers). Nevertheless, government soldiers (i.e., militarized police) carry out more than 80,000 no-knock raids on private homes every year, while maiming children, killing dogs and shooting citizens.

The government may NOT carry out unreasonable searches and seizures on the citizenry or their possessions. NOR can government officials issue warrants without some evidence of wrongdoing (probable cause). Unfortunately, what is unreasonable to the average American is completely reasonable to a government agent, for whom the ends justify the means. In such a climate, we have no protection against roadside strip searches, blood draws, DNA collection, SWAT team raids, surveillance or any other privacy-stripping indignity to which the government chooses to subject us.

The government is NOT to deprive anyone of life, liberty or property without due process. Nevertheless, the government continues to incarcerate tens of thousands of Americans whose greatest crime is being poor and brown-skinned. The same goes for those who are put to death, some erroneously, by a system weighted in favor of class and wealth.

The government may NOT take private property for public use without just compensation. Nevertheless, under the guise of the “greater public interest,” the government often hides behind eminent domain laws in order to allow megacorporations to tear down homes occupied by less prosperous citizens in order to build high-priced resorts and shopping malls.

Government agents may NOT force a citizen to testify against himself. Yet what is the government’s extensive surveillance network that spies on all of our communications but a thinly veiled attempt at using our own words against us?

The government is NOT allowed to impose excessive fines on the citizenry or inflict cruel and unusual punishments upon them. Nevertheless Americans are subjected to egregious fines and outrageous punishments for minor traffic violations, student tardiness and absence from school, and generally having the misfortune of being warm bodies capable of filling privatized, profit-driven jails.

The government is NOT permitted to claim any powers that are not expressly granted to them by the Constitution. This prohibition has become downright laughable as the government continues to claim for itself every authority that serves to swell its coffers, cement its dominion, and expand its reach.

Despite what some special interest groups have suggested to the contrary, the problems we’re experiencing today did not arise because the Constitution has outlived its usefulness or become irrelevant, nor will they be solved by a convention of states or a ratification of the Constitution.

Battlefield_Cover_300No, as I document in my new book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, the problem goes far deeper. It can be traced back to the point at which “we the people” were overthrown as the center of the government. As a result, our supremacy has been undone, our authority undermined, and our experiment in democratic self-governance left in ruins. No longer are we the rulers of this land. We have long since been deposed and dethroned, replaced by corporate figureheads with no regard for our sovereignty, no thought for our happiness, and no respect for our rights.

In other words, without our say-so and lacking any mandate, the point of view of the Constitution has been shifted from “we the people” to “we the government.” Our taxpayer-funded employees—our appointed servants—have stopped looking upon us as their superiors and started viewing as their inferiors. Unfortunately, we’ve gotten so used to being dictated to by government agents, bureaucrats and militarized police alike that we’ve forgotten that WE are supposed to be the ones calling the shots and determining what is just, reasonable and necessary.

Then again, we’re not the only ones guilty of forgetting that the government was established to serve us as well as obey us. Every branch of government, from the Executive to the Judicial and Legislative, seems to be suffering this same form of amnesia. Certainly, when government programs are interpreted from the government’s point of view (i.e., the courts and legislatures), there is little the government CANNOT do in its quest for power and control.

We’ve been so brainwashed and indoctrinated into believing that the government is actually looking out for our best interests, when in fact the only compelling interesting driving government programs is maintain power and control by taking away our money and control. This vital truth, that the government exists for our benefit and operates at our behest, seems to have been lost in translation over two centuries dominated by government expansion, endless wars and centralized federal power.

Have you ever wondered why the Constitution begins with those three words “we the people”? It was intended to be a powerful reminder that everything flows from the citizenry. We the people are the center of the government and the source of its power. That “we” is crucial because it reminds us that there is power and safety in numbers, provided we stand united. We can accomplish nothing alone.

This is the underlying lesson of the Constitution, which outlines the duties and responsibilities of government. It was a mutual agreement formed by early Americans in order to ensure that when problems arose, they could address them together.

It’s like the wagon trains of the Old West, comprised of individual groups of pioneers. They rarely ventured out alone but instead traveled as convoys. And when faced with a threat, these early Americans formed their wagons into a tight circle in order to defend against invaders. In doing so, they presented a unified front and provided protection against an outside attack. In much the same way, the Constitution was intended to work as an institutionalized version of the wagon circle, serving as a communal shield against those who would harm us.

Unfortunately, we have been ousted from that protected circle, left to fend for ourselves in the wilderness that is the American frontier today. Those who did the ousting—the courts, the politicians, and the corporations—have since replaced us with yes-men, shills who dance to the tune of an elite ruling class. In doing so, they have set themselves as the central source of power and the arbiters of what is just and reasonable.

Once again we’re forced to navigate hostile terrain, unsure of how to protect ourselves and our loved ones from militarized police, weaponized drones, fusion centers, Stingray devices, SWAT team raids, the ongoing military drills on American soil, the government stockpiling of ammunition, the erection of mass detention centers across the country, and all other manner of abuses.

Read the smoke signals, and the warning is clear: It’s time to circle the wagons, folks. The government is on the warpath, and if we are to have any hope of surviving whatever is coming at us, we’ll need to keep our wits about us and present a unified front. Most of all, we need to restore “we the people” to our rightful place at the center of government. How we do that depends largely on each community’s willingness to get past their partisan politics and blind allegiance to uniformed government officials and find common ground.

To put it a little more bluntly, stop thinking like mindless government robots and start acting like a powerhouse of citizens vested with the power to say “enough is enough.” We have the numbers to stand our ground. Now we just need the will.

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#1. To: Southern Style (#0)

Americans sign away all their Constitutional Rights when they acquiesce to things like the Patriot Act.

Anyone that didn't have the vision to see that supporting that was terminally shortsighted. I have no idea how anyone that understood what was going on could avoid seeing the obvious catastrophe that it has been from the perspective of personal liberty.

People assumed that the "us" that Junior spoke about actually included them.

Katniss  posted on  2015-05-13   22:02:53 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Southern Style (#0) (Edited)

Most of all, we need to restore “we the people” to our rightful place at the center of government. How we do that depends largely on each community’s willingness to get past their partisan politics and blind allegiance to uniformed government officials and find common ground.

To put it a little more bluntly, stop thinking like mindless government robots and start acting like a powerhouse of citizens vested with the power to say “enough is enough.” We have the numbers to stand our ground. Now we just need the will.

If I had a penny for every time I've read words to the effect that America should be more like Switzerland, I'd have more than a few pennies and, in fact, our Founders did authorize us to be quite like the Swiss Guards there; as well armed, well trained and well regimented citizenry Militias of the States. The situational difference is that they know they're supposed to be on duty, where to report and when. Americans not so much yet because of numerous derelict Governors who should have been making those arrangements, notifications and announcements.

Spelling edit.

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"They're on our left, they're on our right, they're in front of us, they're behind us...they can't get away this time." -- Col. Puller, USMC

GreyLmist  posted on  2015-05-14   22:15:56 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: All (#2)

Oregon State Defense Force gone for now - YouTube - less than 3 minutes

Published on Apr 2, 2015 by KOIN 6

Georgia State Defense Force seeks volunteers - YouTube - less than 2 minutes

Published on Sep 16, 2014 by WJCL News

The Georgia State Defense Force is in desperate need of volunteers. The organization currently has between 600 and 700 members statewide. Members are not paid for their service. [My alt-currency suggestion: Militia Support formations for Community-Money & Commerce Projects.]

Virginia Defense Force conducts annual field training exercise - less than 3 minutes

Uploaded on Nov 12, 2009 by Virginia National Guard Public Affairs Office

The Virginia Defense Force conducted its annual field training exercise Nov. 6 to 8 at Fort Pickett, and the exercise provided an opportunity for the all-volunteer organization to train on its ability to provide support to the citizens of the commonwealth via air, land and water. Members of the VDFs three maneuver brigades focused on search and rescue training as well as sheltering operations, the aviation battalion trained on aerial reconnaissance and damage assessment operations and the VDF water-tested its Riverine boat for the first time.

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"They're on our left, they're on our right, they're in front of us, they're behind us...they can't get away this time." -- Col. Puller, USMC

GreyLmist  posted on  2015-05-15   0:27:24 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: GreyLmist (#3)

Those are some pithy videos indeed. Things get weirder by the minute. The mongrelized news readers keep referring to "the military department". Is that correct? Which one?

The hapa reporter says the Georgia Department of Defense is all volunteer but wicked pedia says this "state agency charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the Georgia National Guard..... employs over 11,000 Army National Guard soldiers, 2,800 Air National Guard airmen, 760 State Defense Force members, and 563 state employees." Both could technically be true, but that would be an awesome amount of volunteer work all right.

wicked continues "In 2009, the Georgia Army National Guard deployed more than 3,200 soldiers in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Since September 11, 2001, more than 12,000 citizen- soldiers from every deployable line unit in the Georgia Army National Guard have seen federal service in support of Overseas Contingency Operations, often with multiple rotations." How many layers of this stuff are there, how many are justified when we've also got FEMA and no doubt scads of similar bodies? This all would seem to support my thesis that the "American" military (along with the rest of the USG) exists solely for foreign entanglements and terrorizing the home population, namely us.

My heart goes out to these Anglo-Saxonish interviewees, because out of all the forces tallied thus far, it seems likely they're the only ones who actually want to serve a Constitutional military function. I guess I'm real old-fashioned, but I begin to retch when reading that any amerikan gets "deployed" in the 100% fraudulent "war on terror" ("Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom", above), but most particularly if from an individual state's "department of defense". I suspect... and dare hope against hope... they weren't exactly thrilled with the idea.

Where are the Jews in these front-line roles -- disaster management and saving the world from the menacing Ayrabs and Moozlums? Eerily and mysteriously, you don't see them as police officers either. I just don't want them to miss any opportunity to serve their fellow man, knowing what legendary altruists and lovers of personkind they are and all. Paul Simon for instance said that he would be laying him down like a bridge over troubled water at some point. Does anybody know if he's done it yet?

NeoconsNailed  posted on  2015-05-15   5:30:59 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: NeoconsNailed (#4)

Where are the Jews in these front-line roles -- disaster management and saving the world from the menacing Ayrabs and Moozlums? Eerily and mysteriously, you don't see them as police officers either. I just don't want them to miss any opportunity to serve their fellow man, knowing what legendary altruists and lovers of personkind they are and all.

Friday, August 29, 2008: Jewish group holds training camp, hopes to aid Homeland Security - nydailynews.com

Tuesday, May 15, 2012: Israeli Army Training Jewish Paramilitary Group in New York Woods - beforeitsnews.com

The video at beforeitsnews.com is no longer available. It was probably the same one that's been posted here some time ago but I don't recall where and don't have time today to search for it. I remember that the description of the group was "Jewish Militia" but that's not the same thing as New York State's Militia Defense Forces or a branch of it, afaik.

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"They're on our left, they're on our right, they're in front of us, they're behind us...they can't get away this time." -- Col. Puller, USMC

GreyLmist  posted on  2015-05-15   10:51:34 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: GreyLmist (#5)

Hah! "The group's Facebook page has a photo of young men wielding rifles in front of an Israeli flag, while its MySpace page blared: "Keeping Jews safe, when no one else will!" In other words they're just a clone of the infamous JDL or JDO, for the Jews, by the Jews, of the Jews.

'The video at beforeitsnews.com is no longer available. It was probably the same one that's been posted here some time ago but I don't recall where and don't have time today to search for it. I remember that the description of the group was "Jewish Militia" but that's not the same thing as New York State's Militia Defense Forces or a branch of it, afaik.' I can promise you it's not, just from the title.

NeoconsNailed  posted on  2015-05-15   11:06:36 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#7. To: NeoconsNailed (#4) (Edited)

The mongrelized news readers keep referring to "the military department". Is that correct? Which one?

The hapa reporter says the Georgia Department of Defense is all volunteer but wicked pedia says this "state agency charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the Georgia National Guard..... employs over 11,000 Army National Guard soldiers, 2,800 Air National Guard airmen, 760 State Defense Force members, and 563 state employees." Both could technically be true, but that would be an awesome amount of volunteer work all right.

wicked continues "In 2009, the Georgia Army National Guard deployed more than 3,200 soldiers in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Since September 11, 2001, more than 12,000 citizen- soldiers from every deployable line unit in the Georgia Army National Guard have seen federal service in support of Overseas Contingency Operations, often with multiple rotations." How many layers of this stuff are there, how many are justified when we've also got FEMA and no doubt scads of similar bodies? This all would seem to support my thesis that the "American" military (along with the rest of the USG) exists solely for foreign entanglements and terrorizing the home population, namely us.

My heart goes out to these Anglo-Saxonish interviewees, because out of all the forces tallied thus far, it seems likely they're the only ones who actually want to serve a Constitutional military function. I guess I'm real old-fashioned, but I begin to retch when reading that any amerikan gets "deployed" in the 100% fraudulent "war on terror" ("Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom", above), but most particularly if from an individual state's "department of defense". I suspect... and dare hope against hope... they weren't exactly thrilled with the idea.

The Military Affairs Department is mentioned in one or more of the videos I posted. State National Guards are segments of the State Militias that volunteer for Federal duties, as well as those of their State, and so are an official branch of the DoD/Department of Defense. They are not supposed to be deployed out of country (as they long have been wrongfully) and the rest of the State Militia Defense Forces are not to be Federalized under Presidential command (which had been depleting the States of their defenders during times of war abroad, for foreign policy purposes and such). They are the (non-NG/National Guard) Defense Forces of the States and their Governors are the sole Commanders in Chief of them. The U.S. Militiary should be coordinated with them in case of foreign invasion or national emergencies but the Oregon video is an example of too much integration with Federal authorities because they should not ever be "suspended" so or deactivated. FEMA/DHS is another problem because it evidently wants to act as a Federal interloping Commander General of the State Militia Defense Forces instead of the Governors being their highest chain of command authority. The Virginia video looks like that State's Militia is functioning as it should be but somewhere they've seemingly been instructed to operate as disarmed only and that would amount to an unlawful order, imo, in contravention of the 2nd Amendment. Here are two videos with more on those issues and other Militia matters:

Virginia Defense Force - YouTube - 25 minutes

Uploaded on Nov 16, 2011 by 2ndTCG

From our November 2011 meeting, Captain James Clem is a member of the Virginia Defense Force(VDF). VDF is Virginia's military reserve and is comprised of volunteers. Captain Clem makes a brief presentation, then takes questions. More information can be found at:

www.vdf.virginia.gov

State Defense Forces Part 1 - YouTube - 10 minutes [5? part series]

Uploaded on Nov 14, 2007 by [Reserve Officers Association?] ROA's Defense Education Forum

Homeland Security Breakfast- State Defense Forces

Although there are some problems currently, as noted above, that should not prevent or stall Americans from proceeding to reconstitute their State Militia Defense Forces. Not doing so leaves the States vulnerable and mismanaged by .gov overreach and errors.

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"They're on our left, they're on our right, they're in front of us, they're behind us...they can't get away this time." -- Col. Puller, USMC

GreyLmist  posted on  2015-05-15   12:25:11 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#8. To: All (#7) (Edited)

Not to be confused with Constitutional Militia Defense Forces of the States:

Obama Civilian Security - YouTube

Uploaded on Jul 17, 2008 [20 seconds]

Is Obama planning to have a Civilian Security Force in addition to the military?

"We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded."

The full video is still available here
http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=Df2p68...


Article on Obama's Private Army... ; with 17 second vimeo video and ref. links. Excerpt:

Obama's vision becomes the law of the land

On March 23rd, 2010, the 77th anniversary of Adolf Hitler's Enabling Act bill, Obama signed into law H.R. 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as ObamaCare. It's a big bill to say the least. The copy that I read at frwebgate.access.gpo.gov is filled with legal mumbo-jumbo right up until you get to section 5210. In that section there is hidden a little gem called "ESTABLISHING A READY RESERVE CORPS".

Obama's private army, a reality. And your tax dollars will pay for it.

Here is how Section 5210 from the ObamaCare bill starts:

H. R. 3590-496 (Page 496) SEC. 5210. ESTABLISHING A READY RESERVE CORPS. Section 203 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 204) is amended to read as follows: "SEC. 203. COMMISSIONED CORPS AND READY RESERVE CORPS." ...


Additional freerepublic.com reference:

SEC. 5210. ESTABLISHING A READY RESERVE CORPS
H.R. 3590 now Public Law 111-148 | March 2010


Federally regulated variably in numbers, etc. ...

ObamaCare includes: OBAMA'S PRIVATE ARMY... ; YouTube of Judge Napolitano commentary, etc.

Uploaded on Oct 22, 2011 [less than 4 minutes]

A "CIVILIAN NATIONAL SECURITY FORCE"

"we're from the government and we're here to help"

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"They're on our left, they're on our right, they're in front of us, they're behind us...they can't get away this time." -- Col. Puller, USMC

GreyLmist  posted on  2015-05-21   13:01:01 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#9. To: All (#7) (Edited)

At Post #3, some video-examples of State Defense Forces

Excerpts from Post #7:

the Oregon video is an example of too much integration with Federal authorities because they should not ever be "suspended" so or deactivated. FEMA/DHS is another problem because it evidently wants to act as a Federal interloping Commander General of the State Militia Defense Forces instead of the Governors being their highest chain of command authority. The Virginia video looks like that State's Militia is functioning as it should be but somewhere they've seemingly been instructed to operate as disarmed only and that would amount to an unlawful order, imo, in contravention of the 2nd Amendment. Here are two videos with more on those issues and other Militia matters:

Virginia Defense Force - YouTube - 25 minutes

State Defense Forces Part 1 - YouTube - 10 minutes [5? 6 part series]

Although there are some problems currently, as noted above, that should not prevent or stall Americans from proceeding to reconstitute their State Militia Defense Forces. Not doing so leaves the States vulnerable and mismanaged by .gov overreach and errors.

Playlist selections page for the State Defense Forces series [Part 1 of 6 linked above]

by ROADEF [Reserve Officers Association, Defense Education Forum]

6 videos Last updated on Dec 5, 2009

Speaker: John E. Stone, founder and President of U.S. Freedom Foundation "State Defense Forces played a vital role in U.S. homeland security during World War II as backup to the National Guard. They were armed, trained, and fully supported by the Roosevelt Administration, Congress, and the War Department. Current SDFs are only a shadow of their WWII strength, yet performed well when put to the test during Katrina and Rita. So why hasn't the Bush Administration and Congress stepped forward to re-energize State Defense Forces for what looks to be a lengthy struggle against global terrorism?"

Example at 2:39-3:06 of Part 2: Statements on Virginia SDF being unarmed.

My note: Unarmed State Defense Forces are not Defense Forces for the security of a free State. The speaker and some SDF elements may or may not be purposely moving in conflict with the Constitution because they'd rather it wasn't adhered to steadfastly. Federalization and Demilitarization aren't directions that America's State Militias should be going but largely have been putsched, apparently.

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ronpaulforums.com: "most state sponsored militias have simply become the unarmed 'support' of the National Guard or any Federal Authority."

thenewamerican.com: Federalization of State Militias: Another Attack on Second Amendment

forum.opencarry.org: Revitalizing the "militia of the several states"

politicalvelcraft.org: UNITED STATES CONSTITUTIONAL MILITIAS. || Pic: 2nd Amendment Gun Permit

Fundamentally, it is not the state that defends the people, but the people who defend the state. The secondary defense of the state consists in the statutory organization known as the National Guard. Whereas the National Guard is solely the creation of statutory law, the militia derives its existence from the inherent inalienable rights of man which existed before the Constitution and whose importance are such that they merited specific recognition in that document.

While the National Guard came into existence as a result of legislative activity, the militia existed before there was a nation or a constitutional form of government.

americaagainnow.com: AmericaAgain! Minutemen » America Again!

AmericaAgain! Minutemen will provide a Legislator’s Kit and an Affiliate’s Kit.

campconstitution.net: Some Factions Allege That True Constitutional Militia Exist, Despite the Absence of Actual Proof...

Authority sources and quotes from American documents

enforceourconstitution.com: Enforce Our Constitution

Various references.

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"They're on our left, they're on our right, they're in front of us, they're behind us...they can't get away this time." -- Col. Puller, USMC

GreyLmist  posted on  2015-05-21   18:28:28 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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