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America's Cry for Freedom

Updated on November 13, 2016

Government Negates Liberty

Governments role in society negates liberty. The definition of the word Government shows the negation of freedom: "the political control exercised over the actions of citizens". My interpretation of the definition is "politicians want to control the actions of citizens".

This is as it should be. You don't want a person with a gun being able to shoot you, without suffering some consequences. The same if a thug wants to steal your property. You want laws governing peoples actions, allowing you to live your life in safety and peace.

We citizens of America have been told a story. The main theme being that America is the "Land of the Free", when in all actuality it's a society that has numerous laws that make peaceful human coexistence possible. If people abide by the laws, everything is fine. When they don't, there are consequences for those illegal acts.

The story told by the American Government start's with George Washington, the "first" president of the United States. (At least that's what I was taught when I was in grade school) George was so good, he couldn't tell a lie, hence the story of George Washington and the Cherry Tree" ( A myth you can read about here)

The truth is Peyton Randolph and 13 others before George Washington, held the position of President. (You can read the list of Presidents here) You see, freedom is not easy. It's a wild and crazy task of getting the right mix of laws and regulations to oil the gears of governorship.

The challenge, in the beginning of the country, was unifying the 13 colony's into a working United States. Until there were laws governing interstate commerce, one state would penalize another state for transporting goods into, or through, their states. Certain laws had to be enacted by the Federal Government, forcing state governments to abide to interstate commerce laws. Hence, the Federal government started to control the actions of States.

When it came to the individual, the states and the Federal government both had laws pertaining to individual citizens. This was the reason for the Bill of Rights. (You can read the Bill of Rights here) The Bill of Rights was written to ensure the liberty of the citizens. Even in the 1700's, the goal of government was control and power. The founders wanted to limit the Federal and Sates power over the citizens of the United States.

Remember, the Bill of Rights is to protect the citizens from intrusion by the government, it was not written to protect the Government from citizens!

We now had laws pertaining to individual rights and commerce between states. We had a "functioning" country. But, were all people free?

The reader and I know we weren't - slavery was an issue when the country was founded. So, we were never the "Land of the Free". We were a land that had a Government, even in 1776, that gave some people freedom but not all. Even the citizens who were not slaves were mandated to behave a certain way or face the wrath of government for their illegal activity. No one was ever truly free to do as they chose. We’ve always had the hand of the U.S. Government reaching into our lives.

Freedom vs. Government Slavery

Slavery vs. Freedom
Slavery vs. Freedom | Source

Slavery Was a Part of U.S. History

The formation of the United States Government was, in part, a controlling mechanism. Certain people were free. Others were slaves and indentured servants. Predominately, people of color had no rights and were not considered "people".

If they had been, their rights would have been the same as anyone else's, according to the Bill of Rights. Therefore, the "Land of the Free", along with our first president, are myths.

The challenges of the founders was basically the same as it is inU.S. Government today. How do you get a consensus amongst politicians?

You trade off on your principles and beliefs. Some founders found it morally reprehensible that one person could own another. But, in order to get the states working together, the founders compromised principles to get a consensus. I'm not saying this was right, but if they hadn't, we probably wouldn't have a country today.

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The Bill of Rights

It's interesting to me that the 13th Amendment had to be passed. Why, for a particular group of people? Why not take the subject of slavery to the Supreme Court and have them rule that all humans are entitled to the same clauses within the Bill of Rights?

I find that singling out the particular acts of slavery and involuntary servitude, interesting. Is this what led to the Jim Crow laws that were in place for many years? Was it still a statement from the Federal Government that there was still a distinction between blacks and whites?

Even the Civil War Acts are interesting.

Lincoln Emancipation Proclamation didn't free all the slaves. He only freed those in the Confederate States, for which he had no authority. Blacks, who were in slavery in Union States, remained slaves, until the 13 Amendment was passed.

The biggest and deadliest urban riots occurred over the blacks and the elites. Lincoln enacted conscription to get soldiers to fight in the Union Army. Blacks were not allowed to serve. The elite were allowed to buy their way out of the draft by giving a "replacement" $300, to go in their place.

This was the discontent behind the New York City Draft Riots or The Four Days of Fire. (Read about that here) The riots were the largest and deadliest of any riots in the history of the U.S.A.

During the Civil War, Lincoln usurped power unheard of before his Presidency. Most think Lincoln was a hero. He was actually the closest the U.S. has had for a tyrant. Here's what Lincoln did:

1) Lincoln ordered the military blockade of Southern ports. He couldn't get Congress behind this Declaration of War, so he arbitrarily started the Civil War.

2) Lincoln ordered hundreds of Northern newspapers, who dared to speak out against him, to be shut down. And their owners and editors were arrested for disloyalty. (no judge, no jury)

3) Lincoln ordered the arrest of Ohio Congressman Clement Vallandingham for the crime of speaking out against him.

4) Chief Justice of the US Roger Taney, sitting as a judge of the United States Circuit Court was arrested when he ruled Lincoln had violated the Constitution

5) Lincoln sent Union troops door to door in areas of Maryland, a Union state, to confiscate weapons. (So much for the second amendment!)

Thus, another myth is shattered. Lincoln violated the constitution throughout his Presidency. Not what you read in school history books! He broke almost every article found within the Bill of Rights.

Please, don't pass judgement. I'm not "picking" on Lincoln.

I could bring up Roosevelt's internment of the Japanese during WWII. How our Bush president's father helped the Nazi's during WWII. How the Mexican War Was unjust and simply a land grab. I could right numerous volumes about how the Government, if allowed, will usurp citizens rights at it's whim.

Because usurpation of citizens rights has happened in the past, we must be diligent and stop it from happening now!

It's interesting to me that the 13th Amendment had to be passed. Why, for a particular group of people? Why not take the subject of slavery to the Supreme Court and have them rule that all humans are entitled to the same clauses within the Bill of Rights?

I find that singling out the particular acts of slavery and involuntary servitude, interesting. Is this what led to the Jim Crow laws that were in place for many years? Was it still a statement from the Federal Government that there was still a distinction between blacks and whites?

Even the Civil War Acts are interesting.

Lincoln Emancipation Proclamation didn't free all the slaves. He only freed those in the Confederate States, for which he had no authority. Blacks, who were in slavery in Union States, remained slaves, until the 13 Amendment was passed.

The biggest and deadliest urban riots occurred over the blacks and the elites. Lincoln enacted conscription to get soldiers to fight in the Union Army. Blacks were not allowed to serve. The elite were allowed to buy their way out of the draft by giving a "replacement" $300, to go in their place.

This was the discontent behind the New York City Draft Riots or The Four Days of Fire. (Read about that here)

During the Civil War, Lincoln usurped power unheard of before his Presidency. Most think Lincoln was a hero. He was actually the closest the U.S. has had for a tyrant. Here's what Lincoln did:

1) Lincoln ordered the military blockade of Southern ports. He couldn't get Congress behind this Declaration of War, so he arbitrarily started the Civil War.

2) Lincoln ordered hundreds of Northern newspapers, who dared to speak out against him, to be shut down. And their owners and editors were arrested for disloyalty. (no judge, no jury)

3) Lincoln ordered the arrest of Ohio Congressman Clement Vallandingham for the crime of speaking out against him.

4) Chief Justice of the US Roger Taney, sitting as a judge of the United States Circuit Court was arrested when he ruled Lincoln had violated the Constitution

5) Lincoln sent Union troops door to door in areas of Maryland, a Union state, to confiscate weapons. (So much for the second amendment!)

Thus, another myth is shattered. Lincoln violated the constitution throughout his Presidency. Not what you read in school history books!

Please, don't pass judgement. I'm not "picking" on Lincoln.

I could write about Roosevelt's internment of the Japanese during WWII. (Ignoring the Bill of Rights)

Mentioning the Bush's president's father, and how he helped the Nazi's during WWII, would be a great example of greed within Congress. ( An act of treason)

I could use the Mexican War as an example of an unjust war to simply grab land from Mexico. (Lying by the U.S. Government)

McCarthyism under Truman is a great example of a witch hunt by the U.S. Government.

Because usurpation by the U.S. Government has happened in the past, we must be diligent and stop it from happening now!

Are You Free From Government Tyranny?

Economic Regulatory Laws
Economic Regulatory Laws | Source
New laws passed by the Federal Government - The does not include new state, county or city laws
New laws passed by the Federal Government - The does not include new state, county or city laws | Source
Pages of new regulations by the Federal Government - does not include pages from states, counties or cities
Pages of new regulations by the Federal Government - does not include pages from states, counties or cities | Source

Do We Want Freedom or Socialism

As you can tell by the graphs. we citizens are a well controlled group. More and more controlled, every year. In fact, I've read opinions that state you can’t go a day without violating at least 3 Federal Laws that could put you in jail, if you were caught and prosecuted.

Our emails are spied on, our phone calls are recorded. (Read the ACLU's opinion here)

We have a secret court that allows the U.S. Government to spy on any citizen. It's called the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. The FISC court “hears applications for, and grants orders, approving electronic surveillance anywhere within the United States.”

The court makes its own rules and operates in secret. If the government makes a case agains me for writing this article because they feel it's inflammatory, or giving out information they don't want me too, they can get a judge to approve a tap on my phone and access to all my emails. I would never know it's been done, nor what the eventual out come is, unless they decide to prosecute me. Yet, look back on the Bill of Rights, and this whole process is unconstitutional!

If the excuse you use is, "Well, I have nothing to hide", it's unwise! It would be as silly as saying the right to free speech is useless, because you have nothing to say!

Privacy is privacy, whether you have something to say, or hide, or write, makes no difference. The Government needs to prove that there’s a reason for you to be spied on. The Bill of Rights is to protect you from the Government. It's not to protect the Government from citizens.

In a socialist government (Defined as social state between the overthrow of capitalism and the realization of communism), this is an acceptable action.

In a Democracy, (or more realistically, a Republic) which has a Bill of Rights, this is an illegal action in the U.S.A.

Are we socialists heading towards communism, or a Republic?

Are we still trying to figure out the balance between citizens freedoms and our Government?

36 States Wanted Trump for President

Except for the liberal base on both coasts, America wanted Trump for President
Except for the liberal base on both coasts, America wanted Trump for President | Source

Does America Hear the Quiet Cry for Freedom?

If you look at the electoral college, 36 states voted Trump for President.

If you take out the liberals on both coasts, the "fly over" Americans wanted Trump.

Intellectuals in ivory towers in D.C., California and New York don't have the same view of government and peoples rights, as midwesterners do. The people in the Midwest still believe the stories of "Land of the Free" and George's honesty. They believe these - honesty and freedom - are the cornerstone of America.

Talk to most people on either coast, and they might believe that big government is the solution. It's certainly the solution for banks, big pharma, the military industrial complex and the agribusiness. These sectors of the economy have benefitted immensely from the current socialist policies of the Government.

The midwestern states, the deplorable’s as Hillary Clinton called them, have not benefitted from big government. Straddled with the highest tax increase ever, most workers cannot afford “obamacare” ( this is going to lower your costs, remember that lie) premiums.

The population of the midwest has been annihilated by big government. Encouraged by the government, through lopsided trade deals, jobs have been shipped overseas. Inflation has lowered their purchasing power, wages have actually declined over the last 8 years.

They watch news that’s biased towards big government and those that rule America. Truth is only supplied by Wikileaks and others, who face criminal charges for exposing the corruption and lies within the U.S. Government. Telling the truth in todays America is an act of rebellion!

These intellectuals believe that citizens need to be "directed" to act in the best interest of the elite, or the "community". As a matter of fact, in the National Defense Act, the U.S. Government is allowed, by whatever means necessary, to sway public opinion. (In other words, the U.S. Government is a propaganda outlet, and the Mass Media is the distribution mouthpiece) (You can read about the NDA here)

But. it's a community that they envision from their ivory towers. It's not reality, yet.

This community, envisioned by the elites and intellectuals, may not be what midwestern people want. But, Government officials, the elite and intellectuals, find this hard to comprehend.

How can people not want what we think is best for them? How can they not see the good we're trying to do. It's a story that midwesterners never bought.

Trump is the choice for stopping the intellectuals and the usurption of freedoms by the U.S. Government.

If Clinton had become president, the course of the U.S. Government would have remained the same. More socialistic laws, more intrusions by the government, more power to the elites and less freedom for those not part of the system, the "fly over" Americans.

Like Lincoln, illegalities are the accepted norm of the U.S. Government and Presidents, these last 16 years. This may be the last cry for freedom that's heard within America.

I hope Trump hears it.

The Arm of the Government

 
 
 
Packaging a Product
FTC Rules
Numerous laws and exemptions
Subsidies from Government
Numerous agencies
Support prices meaning higher consumer costs
EPA and Safety Requirements for Automobiles
Numerous agencies
EPA mpg requirements, safety requirements, emission requirements
In all aspects of our lives, everything we touch, is regulated by the U.S. Government. One cannot be free while living under so many rules, regulations and laws. In the comment section below, please tell me one thing in a U.S. citizens life that is

Before commenting

Please let me know how you feel about the U.S. Government.

But, before you do that, please let me know which type of government you dream of.

1) Do you think a Republic is the key to our well being - where people have more choices and less government intrusion

2) Or do you think socialism - a government directed life for all citizens, is better?

To help you, here are the definitions of each type of government:

A Republic - a state in which supreme power is held by the people and their elected representatives,

Socialism - a political and economic theory of social organization that advocates that the means of production, distribution, and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole.

I hope the ideas and information that I've shared have been useful!


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