A Simple Solution to the Grievance War

To everyone that demands that this nation change to become something it is not, I invite to do the only thing that makes sense: Go away.

The trial of Betty Shelby ended exactly how most people thought it would. The people who convicted her before the trial, convict her now. The people who thought that she was justified in the September 16th, 2016 shooting that claimed the life of Terence Crutcher still vindicate her now. The people that didn’t care before, probably still don’t care now. Nevertheless, the media circus, grievance propagandists, and mouth breathing race supremacists are all still doing today what they were doing the day before Terence Crutcher fell to the pavement, bleeding out the only life he had with God only knows going through his PCP glazed thoughts.

A family lost a father, a son, and a brother. A church lost a member of their choir. And, for Betty Shelby, what was normal life ended forever, as split second choice she made in a moment of fear has tyrannized her for most of a year, and, very likely, will keep her company in the darkness of the night for years to come. The only crime committed in this entire situation has been violence against the truth and the social peace by those who continue to use Terence’s death and Betty’s emotional trauma to perpetuate a mythology of intractable conflict between “minority” communities and “white” American culture.

“We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.”
-Anne Frank-

Tribalism, as old an ideology as human kind has, is at the heart of this interminable social disease, and there is but one cure for it. The United States is a melting pot, where ethnic traditions and cultural practices can be not only tolerated but celebrated. From Saint Patrick’s Day to Chinese New Year, the America is big enough to accommodate the cultural and ethnic identities of everyone in it. That is part of what makes America what it is. These cultural elements are shared with other Americans and ultimately become part of what it means to be American.

In this way Kung-Fu, tacos, green beer, lasagna, Hip Hop, and break dancing have all become a part and parcel of American culture. For the vast majority of Americans whose lives have been enriched by these borrowed cultural elements, there’s not a second thought given to where these elements came from. Americans just enjoy them as part of being American, as they should. Yet for others, they see anything alien to their own life experiences as somehow being a threat to their way of life, as if every sizzling skillet of fajitas fixings is somehow out to get them and “their” way of life.

To everyone that demands that this nation change to become something it is not, I invite to do the only thing that makes sense: Go away. You have such a problem with burritos, lo mein noodles, Ice Cube, Thomas Jefferson, the rule of law, political equality, the Fourth of July, Cinco de Mayo, Christmas, or the Second Amendment that you can’t even tolerate that other people enjoy them? Clearly this country and its culture are not a good fit for you. Find one of the over two hundred countries around the globe that homogeneously fits your idea of “correct” and go there. This is our culture, our laws, and our country.

Love it or leave it, because you have a right to leave but don’t have a right to infringe on our right to celebrate this diverse, peaceful, culturally rich, pluralistic, and law abiding society. You want to stay in America? Then be American. It’s actually pretty awesome.

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A Short Word: Restoring Order

It has become abundantly clear that instead of trying to restore constitutional rule of law in government, the GOP is content to join the Democrats in redefining it.

“I’ve got a pen to take executive actions where
Congress won’t, and I’ve got a telephone to
rally folks around the country on this mission.”
-President Barack Obama-

By the time ObamaCare was passed in March 2010, there was little room for doubt that the the Democratic Party was no longer interested in a pluralistic power sharing government, representing all of the people. Despite intense opposition from across the aisle, when given the opportunity, the Democrats unilaterally passed ObamaCare, a constitutionally questionable law that forced millions of Americans to participate in the health insurance industry, whether they wanted to or not.

Under Harry Reid, the Democratic Senate leadership continued to dismantle rules that had been established for generations to effectively force the majority party to work with the minority party to find common ground. This caustic political climate reflected the shrill radicalization of mainstream American Leftism lead by Michael Moore, Kieth Olbermann, and Rachel Maddow, who mistook Barack Obama’s political ascendancy as the final crumbling of the Conservative movement.

In November 2010, after bitter midterm campaigning, the Republican Party retook the House of Representatives, armed with a mandate from American voters to dig in against the tyrannical Democratic Party. Without the House, then President Obama and the Democrats in the Senate suddenly had no legislative path to push forward their radical agenda, of which the “Affordable Care Act” promised to be just the tip of the iceberg.

Instead of meeting the GOP Congress halfway, Barack Obama and Harry Reid pursued 6 years of unprecedented executive and legislative overreach, setting the stage for the very backlash that would lead to Donald Trump’s 2016 election win.

“You never let a serious crisis go to waste.
And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity
to do things you think you could not do before.”
-Rahm Emmanuel-

Incredibly, the same GOP voters, pundits, and politicians that once clutched their pearls over Democratic majority tyranny a few years ago are now defending Donald Trump as he and the GOP do exactly the same unconstitutional nonsense? That phone and pen so exercised under the Obama administration find themselves just as exercised now, as Trump signs executive orders infringing on the Liberty of the people and violating his oath to faithfully uphold the laws of the United States by ordering the government to not enforce the admittedly onerous ObamaCare law without congressional action.

It has become abundantly clear that instead of trying to restore constitutional rule of law in government, the GOP is content to join the Democrats in redefining it. Conservatives must demand a restoration of constitutional order, including the reassertion of States Rights, allowing states to control which insurers may contract within their jurisdictions and which, because of poor performance or complaints, may not. Instead, the GOP and Donald Trump prove they are enemies of the 9th and 10th Amendments by continuing the federal infringement of political authority into powers “reserved to the States respectively, or to the people“.

Congress must fully repeal ObamaCare without any unconstitutional replacement.

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A Short Word: Have a True Independence Day

Each and every individual must decide whether they are a free person, “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights”, or if they are a subject of the government of the United States.

The Independence Day 2016 Weekend has arrived, and what a weekend most Americans undoubtedly have planned. Many have been working on these plans for weeks now. Saving up for beverages, piles of meat, all important buns, and don’t forget the ketchup and mustard. The grill is cleaned, the freezer is full, and everything is set to make this a great time for all. This is as good a way as any to spend the holiday weekend, soaking in the superficial patriotism of the weekend with family and friends.

There is just one more ingredient needed to make it a celebration of actual patriotism, not just the photo patriotism that even American leftists can enjoy. All one must do in order to elevate the event to the next level is one more thing: do what Americans did on that first Independence Day and read the Declaration of Independence aloud at your gathering. Read it with reverence, with boldness, and with the spirit of Liberty.

Don’t just read the preamble, that’s patriotism for kids. Read the entire thing, right up to “we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor“. Then consider how stands the country that the Founders gave us? Do any of those transgressions against Life, Liberty, and Property  committed by King George III against the colonies sound familiar at all? Do we still have half the courage and spirit of independence that the Founding Fathers possessed?

Let’s not waste time talking about political candidates or even political parties. The Spirit of Liberty is the responsibility of each and every individual citizen. Each and every individual must decide whether they are a free person, “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights“, or if they are a subject of the government of the United States. That is the difference between photo patriotism and actual patriotism. Only men and women of true patriotism will fight to be free.

Only true patriots understand what is meant by “Be Brave. Be Free.

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Liberty 101: Rule of Law

Societies have organized themselves into rigid caste systems, where a select few possessed all power and all rights, and the populace possessed little power and few, if any, rights.

Our cultural identity as Americans is based firmly upon the Natural Rights of John Locke: the Right to Life, the Right to Liberty, and the Right to Property. Because every individual is entitled to these same rights, each individual has imposed upon them a moral duty to respect the rights of all other individuals, thus no individual has any right or entitlement to impose upon another individual’s rights without his or her consent. What do we do, however, when someone does infringe on another’s Natural Rights?

The fact is that there are those who will act maliciously against others and that accidents will happen. For the bandit who will seek to do harm for his own benefit, or for the dog that breaks loose of its kennel and digs up a neighbor’s garden, there must be some system of just recourse. Since every individual is entitled to the same justice as his neighbor, for his moral actions and wrongs, Natural Rights necessitate the Rule of Law.

Rather than trying to rehash the nature and reason of Rule of Law and its philosophical role in the government of free people, Let’s refer to one of our founding documents, the Declaration of Independence:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Government, in the American sense, draws its political authority from the “consent of the governed“, and is necessarily based upon the principles of life, liberty, and property. It is the consistent abuse of these rights that were the justification of the Revolutionary War. And it was the defense of these rights that were the foundation of the Constitution a decade later.

“When kings the sword of justice first lay down,
They are no kings, though they possess the crown.
Titles are shadows, crowns are empty things,
The good of subjects is the end of kings.”
-Daniel Defoe-

Imagine for a moment, playing a game with friends or with your children, where the board, the dice, and pieces all seem familiar enough, however every move and outcome is dictated by a single player. For a time, the game plays much like you would expect it, and your progress is allowed so long as it is inoffensive to the ruling player. Inevitably, your progress becomes inconvenient to the game’s arbiter, so the rules change. Every turn becomes progressively more and more difficult for you. Should you challenge the arbiter’s authority, any progress you made is nullified, and you are disqualified.

For the majority of human history, this has been the norm of civilization. Societies have organized themselves into rigid caste systems, where a select few possessed all power and all rights, and the populace possessed little power and few, if any, rights. From the dark ages of antiquity, the stark differences between religious, political, crafting, and slave castes distributed the power of arbitration upon the few, though this justice was arbitrary at best, and capricious at its worst. It was against this inequity that Socrates railed, and it was by this inequity Socrates was sentenced to death.

For thousands of years, in many different forms, this authority of the few, through divine assent, was the face of justice. While punishing bandits and thieves, this caste justice also punished political dissent through murder and brute repression. The transgressions of King George III enumerated by Jefferson had been practiced by the British Crown for centuries. The seizing of property and abolishing of legitimate self rule were part and parcel of the ruling privilege.

The Revolution, fueled by the Enlightenment values, was an attempt to end this tyranny of the few. First, it hurled the myth of a divine “right to rule” by a blooded aristocratic elite into the dustbin of history. Second, it established the equality of free people, or, at the very least, provided the fertile soil from which the seedling virtues of the Declaration of Independence would sprout into a nation of free men and women.

“The judge who always likes the results he reaches is a bad judge.”
-Antonin Scalia-

At the time of the founding, our nation was unique in the world, but the struggle against the encroachment of a dynastic ruling caste remains. This was the primary concern of James Madison when he wrote the first draft of what would become the US Constitution. The very concept of a career politician was not only antithetical to our national character, it is completely hostile to it, and yet it has sadly become a norm of our society. As has always been the case for thousands of years, where a political caste appears, it always requires the advancement of the rights of these arbiters and infringes the rights of the ruled.

How much different is our present political culture to the hypothetical game discussed earlier? A willfully contemptuous administration prosecutes patriotic dissenters as “terrorists“, while issuing executive orders in clear contravention of the Constitutional limits of his office. A populist corporatist candidate insults and slanders his way into political authority, after years of abusing his political connections to torment private citizens who stand against him. Where is the Rule of Law when political dissent is treated with the same contempt as criminal behavior?

The Constitution is the once crisp set of rules that came with our country. It’s been scribbled upon, stained, stepped upon, and frequently lost, but it will always remain the rules by which our country was intended to function. No one is above it. No one is beneath it. If those in power do not wish to abide by the rules of the game, then it’s well past time to remind them that they are just people, like the rest of us, entitled to exactly the same rights and beholden to the same duties as we are. If they think that their positions of authority grant them leave of their duty to protect our Natural Rights, then they have willfully transgressed against us, and, just like any other criminal, forfeited their Natural Rights.

If the people who have entrenched themselves as a ruling caste have, as they seem to have, become convinced that they are no longer answerable to the rules of our nation, and that the authority of rulership can be passed among them like a prize granted to Governors or Congressmen or Corporate King Makers as a matter of privilege, rather than public service, then it is time for the American People to resort to the only two rules that matter: the Second Amendment and the Declaration of Independence. If this “ruling class” will not listen to the People of their own accord, then it is up to the American People to make them listen.

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
-Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence-

The People have a duty to force their government to remain subservient to them, not to be subservient to their government. Laws are instituted to ensure justice, not to infringe upon the rights of the people. A people who, for generations, prove that they are unwilling to protect their Natural Rights against tyranny deserve tyranny.

“[T]he tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time
with the blood of patriots & tyrants.
it is it’s natural manure.

-Thomas Jefferson-

A free people must always demonstrate that they will insist, through force of arms if necessary, to be free, because as there are thieves who seek to deprive others of their property, and murderers who seek to deprive others of their lives, there are always despots who seek to deprive others of their liberty and are enemies of free people everywhere.

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