“The Sleeping Giant that is America awakening” Alex Jones, Ron Paul and the future of America

Posted: November 16, 2012 in Uncategorized

Nov. 15th broadcast, Alex Jones and Ron Paul’s Farewell Speech to the house.  Videos and full transcripts.

It is the 15th day of November, 2012. I am Alex Jones your host. And I can undoubtedly, with butterflies in my stomach, which I never have, even speaking in front of thousands of people in a hall, I can unequivocally tell you that this is going to be the most important broadcast hands down that I have ever done. Now we have not been blindsided by the secession movement, but it’s almost like a bus that ran me over ten years ago, it’s old news to us. But the new news is that it’s now breaking nationwide and worldwide, and is a symbol and an indicator of the sleeping giant that is America awakening.

And the entire globalist program has been built and designed to block what you are about to see unfold. I’m going to make some announcements here today, and I’m going to lay out some plans from my deep study of the Constitution that can save this Republic if you execute them. Victory is in our grasp. People don’t know they’re in tyranny until it really starts to get bad.

Ladies and gentlemen, petitions to the White House under federal law have to be responded to when they reach a certain number. It’s now more than 15 states, it was 7 last night, that have reached that threshold.

But secession itself is a red herring. I hope you’re listening to me. What we really want is a new Declaration of Independence issued July 4, 1776. The purest American values, the purest essence of the United States was secession from a corrupt, distant corporate empire backed up by military force. We are recaptured by the progeny; by the literal and figurative offspring of those robber barons 235 years ago. We are at the crossroads, and the entire enemy battle plan that we’ve reverse engineered is designed to suppress states’ rights movements. Because the states created the federal government and it is not their right, it is not their duty, We the people that make the states, it is an absolute imperative beyond duty. It is survival that we secede from the New World Order that has conquered us through fraud; that we declare the fraud null and void and then reconstitute the Republic with a new Congress of the several states.

A new Declaration of Independence. We can’t wait until July 4th. And everything we’ve forward with the nullification movement, the states’ rights movement. The system has prepared for this; sold Obama as the next Lincoln, and said any state’s right movement is civil war. Glenn Beck is saying it’s illegal and civil war. It is the essence of America. And there’s a new Ron Paul video he put out this morning at Infowars.com that we just posted where he says that secession is the ultimate American value.

America is already gone. We must recognize that, pull out the New World Order, prosecute the criminals that have hijacked the Republic that don’t flee, and then reconstitute the Republic. But we must first separate or die to then rejoin. We’ll be back, stay with us.

Today is a day that will be remembered forever in the hearts and minds. In future generations of not just Americans, but people worldwide who have rediscovered liberty and freedom. We are living on the edge ladies and gentlemen. This will be my most important broadcast in my 17 years of being on air. This is it, ladies and gentlemen.

We have warned of this, we have exposed it, we have seen the globalists preparation and now things are unfolding exactly as we knew they would. But last night at about midnight after re-watching Ron Paul’s most powerful and thought provoking speech, his farewell speech, watching it for the second time last night – we’re going to play some clips of it coming up – everything crystalized. I already knew it intellectually. I’d already said it on air a hundred times in different ways, but it hit me with that electricity I’ve only felt a few other times in my life – the knowing.

The knowing. The absolute destiny of this Republic. The conviction that if I prosecute the war against the New World Order, if you take up the Infowar and discredit and expose the enemy and take up states’ rights and take up a new Declaration of Independence. The plans were laid by our forebears. The first amendment, the second amendment, the fourth amendment, the tenth amendment, the ninth amendment, all chief, all key, all armaments for our protection for seeing the crisis we’ve now entered.

The enemy’s tools is the dumbed-down population, a drugged-population, a selfish, evil, greedy population. And they don’t even outnumber us. It’s a fraudulent election system, we know that. If the parasites didn’t have the producers, they would fall. And we are now here at the crossroads. And we have Edwin Viera joining us, constitutional lawyer at the start of the next hour; we have Lew Rockwell joining us as well. And I’m going to make some huge announcements here and try to be calm. I’ve written like 7 pages of notes here I want to go over with you here today. Now this is not complex, but this is not dumbed-down radio. This is a blueprint. And if constitutional lawyers pick this up, if Ron Paul can be drafted. If you put the energy in tomorrow, next week, next year, this is the beginning. Everything else has just been a build-up, the orchestra tuning up before the orchestra begins their true presentation. We are at the threshold of absolute history.

We are plunging into absolute, certified, bonafide, razor-sharp, total evil. Obama did something off the charts today. He signed a secret executive order handing over the Internet to the NSA and foreign banks. Unprecedented. We are now going under emergency rule right now. This has all been planned out, all war-gamed.

But we, through historical research, and thousands of whistleblowers from inside the system, many of which were killed or imprisoned – remember many people died to bring you this information – the only reason I’m alive right now is because people were willing in the 60s, 70s and 80s to be imprisoned and killed. They killed thousands of people. They arrested Congressmen and tortured them. They, they hijacked aircraft and handed over Congressmen to the North Koreans. They can try to keep this down. Those of us that came before the current awakening. We stand on their shoulders. So this isn’t a game. I want to telegraph that to you right now.

And what I’m going to say today, and what I’m taking up now is the most dangerous thing I’ve ever done, and I feel no fear. I only feel fear that I will not execute this properly, and it’s not fear, it’s more of a gripping, bracing realization as if the hand of God is wrapped around my heart saying ‘Don’t screw this up. You may be killed doing this, so in your greatest moment of resistance, ringing the bell, signaling the beginning of the second American revolution. The restoration and the spirit of 1776. Don’t screw this up, Jones.’ And I’ll tell all of you this as well, you don’t screw this up either. This is time for dedication. This is time for commitment, and the spiritual decision to sign your John Hancock in your words and your deeds towards the restoration of our Republic and putting us back on the course of liberty and justice for all.

And what am I going to call for here? I’m going to call for what is in the Declaration of Independence. The founding document of July 4, 1776. That is what I’m calling for. It is America. It is the birth of America. It’s when it all started. And we have the tools, we have the information. We have all of it before us, in our hands if we will only take it up from this inspired document. The example of freedom worldwide and breathe life back into it and set those brushfires in the minds of men and women everywhere.

Let me lay out some basic facts here before I get into the battle plan in the infowar. And the enemy will undoubtedly try to come down physically upon us, but that is part of the historical tide. And that is another side of our victory. The 1.6 billion bullets, the checkpoints, the foreign troops, the Army admitting re-education camps. That’s a sign of weakness of the collectivist borg corporate bankster state. The poison they’ve poured out upon us, their venom that was meant to paralyze those of us that love liberty has only energized us while paralyzing and fogging their vision. They are confounded. They are confused. They are believing their own propaganda and lies. But I see in their eyes the seeds of their destruction and their failure.

If only you will take up the gifts God has given us, the weapons that God gave our forebears. So long lying in their armories, collecting dust, we will resurrect these weapons and we will use them tirelessly against the enemy. We will prosecute a war to restore the Republic and run the moneychangers from the temple.

Now here are some of the points I’m going to break down. And I know Paul Watson and others are going to be codifying this into action plans and articles.

Number 1, Ron Paul, the video’s up at Infowars.com, has said secession is the essence of America. And the birth of our Republic. It is more American than even George Washington, because he flowed forth from that. It is the fount, the center, the core, the very blood of the Republic. It is July 4th. It is the freedom, it is the dignity, it is the absolute center of the universe on this planet for liberty and resistance to tyranny.

It is our armor, it is our mind, it is our sword, it is our shield, it is our will.

Now, I will expose the trap. The globalists are counterfeiters. They will secession and they will repackage it as civil war and as racism, and you’re already seeing that. You’re already seeing them jump on that, they were ready.

It was secession from the British empire by British citizens who were having their rights violated, exactly as we are today, after a long train of abuses, that led to them pulling out of that corrupt system, to form a new union, to form a new system. Read the Declaration of Independence. And that is was not just their right, but their duty to do so.

And so we’re saying rediscover that, reissue a new Declaration of Independence. It may take a year, it may take two years, but accelerate the program. The idea. Literally storm your state houses, not demanding more government handouts, but as we stormed them over the TSA last year, and that’s what the media called it, march in not asking but demanding that they throw the TSA out of our state. Unanimously voted in the House, killed by Dewhurst in the Senate. Now we have removed him and he lost his Senate race. Now they’re back with even more votes in the Senate.

We are going to force the issue with the globalists, because here’s the key. We’re not seceding from the federal government. We are recognizing and declaring what is self-evident that the federal government has been hijacked by foreign banking cartels. You can go into the legislatures with the Times of London, CNBC, Time magazine, hundreds of publications bragging that we’ve been conquered. So we are pulling out of the occupied, false federal New World Order system. We are seceding from the New World Order hijackers to reconstitute the Republic. I have the battle plan. We’re going to draft Ron Paul. Stay with me. Call everyone you know.

Just a cast away in my own Republic. A country occupied by foreign banks that openly brag they’ve taken my Republic over and that they’re going to give us $100,000 fines for washing our cars, that’s the San Diego Herald Tribune. That they’re going to arrest us for hay dust in our barns. That they’re going to forcibly inoculate our children without asking us, totally illegal. That they’re going to shut down and take over the Internet and sign a secret executive order to do it.

Once you get to the point of tyranny, it just drops off a ledge. And the media, I’ve literally got probably 60 articles here, CBS News, NBC, you name it, showing Fort Sumter on fire that started the Civil War. Union ships bombarding the fort. I mean this is so amazing the type of things that are going on. And the media is saying ‘It’s racist. People don’t like having a black president.’ Really? Was there secession calls four years ago? No. We know Obama’s a puppet. They’re saying, ‘We’re going to raise your taxes. We’re gong to pass VAT and carbon taxes.’ That’s now in the news. ‘We’re going to give it foreign banks. We’re going to have the federal government take over your life. We’re going to legalize all the illegals. We’re going to open the country up. North American Union.’ And people are like, ‘No, you’re not.’ And they’re like, ‘Yes we are.’

‘Hey, your state says they’re going to enforce the law and not let the TSA stick their hands down people’s pants? Well, I tell you what we’re going to do then. We’re going to send in F16s to shoot down aircraft that try to enter Texas.’ That was last year. The federal government’s out of control. It’s been taken over. They brag in hundreds of publications that America’s been conquered. The post-America world, on and on and on.

Fifty years ago, the richest country in the world. The highest education. Highest IQ. The longest lived. Now, we’re at the back of the pack. We have been overrun by criminals with a bunch of fancy propaganda. And Ron Paul gave a speech yesterday, his farewell, where he said we have state-run media, they’ve set up FEMA camps, we’re going into world government. That’s what’s going to cure this, is slamming the facts down, because they’re right there.

Not listening to some of the people that have infiltrated Campaign for Liberty saying ‘Don’t talk about world government. You know, work with the system.’ Oh, Obama’s got a mandate. Thank God Ron Paul’s taken Campaign for Liberty back over. And listen, I’m going to lay out my battle plan when we come back from break. I’m so excited I’ve just given you some of the basic facts here. But I’m going to tell you this. Call everyone you know, whether you’re listening on a local AM or FM station, whether you are listening on XM 166, whether you are listening to the Internet streams on PrisonPlanet.com or Infowars.com. Call everyone you know and tell them to tune in now, because I’ve got a battle plan based on history, based on our Republic, based on the Bill of Rights and Constitution, and based on the fact that we’ve got close to double the nations that we had 100 years ago because people want freedom. And when you’ve got a corrupt central government – Mexico used to be twice the size it is now. Not in the North; in the South. Guatemala and other countries peeled off. That is the natural thing is to, when you get your federal government hijacked, you pull out, then you reconstitute, then you go restore the federal government.

I mean look, if foreign enemies parachuted in and took over the White House and the Congress and announced, ‘We’re your new government,’ like something out of Amerika with a “k” with Kris Kristofferson, you’d say, ‘Hey, the states have got to get together to kick these guys out. That’s not our legitimate government.’ That wouldn’t be secession. That would be the states organizing to reconstitute the Republic. But to do that, they’ve got to exercise their states’ rights of secession.

Not secession to make Texas its own country. Not secession to make Oklahoma its own country. Not secession to make Missouri its own country, or Illinois. Secession to say, ‘Here’s our Bill of Rights and Constitution that our state constitutions are based on. This is what we follow. Not the U.N. Not the New World Order. Not the Patriot Act. Not the NDAA. Federal Reserve out. New World Order out. Get out!’

Look at how they set the Euro up to get the countries in debt fraudulently, sign them onto banker debt, implode them and bring them into a total super-union under central bank / private bank control. They brag about that on Bloomberg TV. That’s all over the news. They say the banks set up the Euro to take it over. They think you’re so dumb. This is all admitted.

So I just give praise to Ron Paul. You know when you love somebody, you love what they’ve done, you get upset by some of the things you’ve see some of his supporters in the power structure do, when you count on somebody, it’s personal, then you get mad at them. And I got mad at Ron Paul a little bit to get him back, to get him to realize what had happened to his organization. I did it quietly, I did it gently. But now it’s happening. And I’m telling you, we need to draft Ron Paul to lead the second Continental Congress of the states. It’s a new Declaration of Independence to restore the Republic.

—-

Make no mistake, ladies and gentlemen. History is being made now. As Ron Paul said in his speech yesterday, which we’re going to play excerpts of after Edwin Viera leaves us at the bottom of the next hour, constitutional lawyer, to break down our path towards victory against the globalists, secession and reconstituting the Republic. I’m going to lay out that plan as calmly as I can here in a moment.

If you go to PrisonPlanet.com or Infowars.com, Ron Paul: ‘Secession Is An American Principle.’ That video’s up there. In final speech, Ron Paul warns of “continued march towards fascism.” That’s a Steve Watson article, that’s a quote. He said, ‘This is a conscious’ – sounded like I wrote the speech. I know we’re on the same page, but man, Ron Paul really gets it. “This is a conscious, tyrannical, planned seizure takeover by world government conquering the U.S.” And God bless him, he’s told the truth and laid it out.

We’re not going to beat these people like the media says, ‘Oh join the Democrats and vote for socialism.’ That’s all election fraud; it’s all a scam. 12 to 15, 20 million, the numbers are varied. Ron Paul libertarians didn’t vote for Romney. That’s why he didn’t get in. Because people aren’t playing games anymore. They’re not buying 3 to 5 million guns a month and buying ammo and signing 1,200,000 petitions to secede because they’re playing games anymore. And I saw one of the top neocon talk show hosts, I have his quotes here, coming out and saying, ‘Do not sign that petition, the government will come and round you up.’ That’s like telling John Hancock and Thomas Jefferson, ‘Don’t sign the Declaration of Independence.’

Here, you see the Declaration of Independence? Give me a document cam shot guy. I’m going to sign this. This is what it’s all about. I was up in Hot Springs last year on a three day vacation with my family and they had a Constitutional woman’s group handing out free Constitutions on Constitution Day and they gave you a chance to sign it. That’s the point.

A-L-E-X J-O-N-E-S. See that? That’s where you get freedom. Telling these bullies, these scum, these illegitimate New World Order trash, ‘We’re not playing games with you.’

Let me read from this. That these vampires don’t like. It’s like high noon to them.

“While evils are sufferable,” it goes on here, “People to alter or abolish it and to institute new government.”

“That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or 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 affect their safety and their happiness. Prudence indeed will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light or transient causes. And accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed or conditioned. But when a long train of abuses 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 governments and to provide new guards for their future security.”

And look, I signed my name to it right here. I signed my name to this. Sign your name. It is a symbol. God sees it. If you’ve got one printed out, or if you’ve got a parchment one hanging on the wall, get in there and sign it. In fact, we’ve got back there parchment Constitutions hanging. I want them pulled off the wall. I want the Declaration of Independence pulled out because I want to sign it. That’s what it’s about.

Look at this headline. Glenn Beck says, “Are you out of your mind. They’ll come round you up.” My God, that man is a Benedict Arnold with stuff like that. Or maybe he’s just a coward; he’s got like 30 security people. I just go out to Bilderberg streets, have 1000 people around me. And people are like, ‘That’s crazy, Jones. Why do you do that? Why do you tell folks where you’re going and where you’re going to be?’ This is in God’s hands, that’s why. The tree of liberty has to be refreshed with the blood of patriots and tyrants. And I’m not living in fear. I’m signing my name onto liberty and I’m in, 110%. I’m all in. I’m doubling down. There’s no more backing off. There’s no more playing games. There’s no more half measures. You’re either for freedom, or you’re going to be a slave.

Now, let me give you my plan. And I want to start out first with how they’re going to counterstrike. You’ve seen it. I’ve told you for years. John Warner Defense Authorization Act says for insurrection by the states, governors and legislatures. This is 2007 they were getting ready for this. This is a long term plan where they were getting rid of Posse Comitatus, getting Brigade Homeland set up with 400,000 troops for domestic operations, NORTHCOM standing up, the drones, all of the massive preparations that were going on, being established and being set up, while all of this was going on, they said in the 2007 John Warner Defense Authorization Act, it says, and I read it on air to you, that they are preparing to block the states.

They’re worried about the Governor’s Council even though most of them are their operatives, because we could take that back over and that’s the logical place to have a new Continental Congress of the states to restore the Republic. Not a secession. Recognizing our government’s been hijacked. That’s the key. That’s not words. That’s true. They have declared they have conquered us. That’s a legal posting in over 200 newspapers seen in just the last year. I’ve shown them. Paul Watson and I wrote the article, “Bankers Declare They’ve Conquered Europe and the U.S.” Our first issue of the magazine covered that. Bankers declare they’ve conquered us. That is a legal posting.

These people are lawyers, because they leave backdoors, escape hatches for themselves. That’s why we understand their battle plan, because this barrel of snakes follows a program to exempt themselves from their tyranny, ok? Now listen to me. They’ve got the military set, they’ve got the military ready. Rick Perry joked he’d secede. They put the military on alert in surrounding states to invade. Good. Throw me in that briar patch. Let’s get it on. Let’s get it started. Let’s have you come in and knock some heads and put Army on the streets. Let’s get it going here. Not physical. Don’t fight them when they do this. Let the redcoats occupy like they did for a decade before it really got going. Let the redcoats come in; let them rape women, speak out against it, if you see it happening, you’ve got a moral duty to defend the woman. But no offensive attacks. No offensive attacks. Let their evil flow.

Continue. They want to start the fight. Let them shoot first. We have the moral high ground. They’ll probably stage some false flags to then blame it on us so that they can get the moral high ground. Continue to expose their main weapon that we’ve almost destroyed – false flag. False flag, inside job, staged event, provocateured event, it’s now in the nomenclature. Keep running that offense on them. Attack in all directions, ladies and gentlemen. We’ve been waiting to be fully surrounded. We’ve been waiting for everything we warned to come to pass. We’ve fought against it, while building next phase resistance systems. Ok? That’s why we’ve said from deep behind enemy lines. I know I’m in FEMA region VI. I know the globalists admit they conquered us decades ago with the National Security Act. Now they want to conquer you physically. Now they really want to break your will and break your back and get you ready for this. And break you financially so you go on food stamps, go on welfare and ship all our jobs overseas and use banker bailout money to ship our jobs overseas, everything was about breaking us down, making us dependent, demoralizing us. Breaking up our families. Making the general public these gibbering, empty demons that get off on the idea of evil but squeal like little pigs when they get caught in the vice grips of something real. Who have no idea what real darkness is. Who have no idea what hell is really like. No idea what the stench of tyranny really smells like. Well, you little fools are going to get to smell it.

The weak are fascinated and worship at the altar of evil because they believe it has power. That once evil really gets turned loose, they will beat their heads and pull their hair out and they will beg. They will beg for justice and there will be none. The wicked flee when none pursue.

The pit they’ve dug for us, they will fall into.

Now let me lay it out. They’re going to invoke race war. You’ve seen it. ‘You don’t like government run health care? You’re a racist. You don’t like world government? You’re a racist. You don’t like election fraud? You’re a racist. You’re a racist. You’re a racist.’ It’s that division. With the illegals, and the inner city folks and the poor people who are victims of the mind control just like the general public. That will be the globalists’ weapon system and their constituency. Their paramilitary police and military are starting to wake up.

But still a lot of them are such authoritarians drunk on power and drunk on the idea that they’re moral, and drunk on the brainwashing they’ve been given, that a lot of them will try to prosecute a war of intimidation against us. And we’ve got to hold, ladies and gentlemen. It’s like Andrew Jackson said, ‘Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes.’ Politically, just let them keep engaging us, and abusing and stomping all over us. And just document, document, document, document, document. While moving politically to delegitimize them. To expose them.

When they brag and post public notices that they’ve conquered us, we’ve been conquered, we’ve been taken over. They’ve tried to mop up the media. They put the Internet kill switch in years ago. Now, they’ve announced it under secret order. They’re getting ready the new wars to try to get us to rally around. The economic implosions, all of it. This is going to be one Hades of a fight.

But if we don’t give up and keep pounding in the Infowar, we’re going to win.

Now, did you call everybody you know and tell them to tune in? Because I’m going to lay this out. The globalists will launch false flags to kill the states’ rights, Declaration of Independence 2.0 movement. That’s what it is: Declaration of Independence 2.0, restoring the Republic. They’re going to stage false flags. They’re going to run up gun owners and call them paramilitary forces. They’ve already got federal petitions to form militias to invade as commissars. That’s at WhiteHouse.gov. I’m going to cover it in a moment. They’re already saying deport us. They’re already saying arrest us. And they’ve already sold the idea in like eight movies that have come out and all these magazines that Obama’s an Abraham Lincoln, that there’s going to be a civil war, and that he will stop the racists. And the media’s saying, ‘It’s secession 2.0. Civil War. We’re going to fight the grey coats.’ That’s already the branding.

No, this is not grey coats or blue coats. This is Northerner, Southerner, Westerner. Black. White. Hispanic. Asian. If you want freedom, if you want out from under socialism and globalism, then you are 1776. Own it! Become it! And I mean you know, those of you that have been globalist minions, those of you that have been socialists, you know that it’s delivering you into bondage; you know it doesn’t fulfill you. You know there’s a tingle in your heart and in your mind, in your soul when you hear me speak. You want to join your brothers and sisters in liberty, in history, that stood up against tyrants.

We’re fighting the same thing our ancestors fought over and over again in different permutations. And the globalists demonize the Bill of Rights and Constitution, because even though it was never fully implemented, the ideas that it enshrines are anathema to the despot, to the tyrant, to the king rat; and you are at the threshold. You are the resistance. You are the leaders.

They’re going to invoke race war. They’re going to invoke separation of men and women. They’re going to invoke more attacks on the family. They’re going to hammer the economy, and say give the bankers unlimited trillions in new taxes and austerity or we’re going to implode you. They’re then going to put more people on welfare so that they’ve got to survive. They’re forcing us onto the plantation, onto the slave reservation, onto the control grid.

They are going to, again, say that it’s secession, that it’s violent, and go find goofballs and little guys out there on their farm saying, ‘I’m the president of this; I’m the president of that; I’m the president of Oklahoma; I’m president of Texas; I’m the president of New Mexico’ to make it look kooky.

I’m laying out their battle plan. I told you this was all coming. They train the military; they train NORTHCOM for this. They understand this is the remedy in the Constitution. Not some secession where some guy declares himself the King of Texas. But, Texans saying, ‘The federal government has been hijacked by foreign globalists that have bragged that they’ve conquered us.’

You go into the legislatures with papers, with the examples of the news and the bankers announcing that there’s a world government and that we’ve been conquered. They’re announcing we’ve been conquered.

You go in with the Declaration of Independence saying it’s our right and duty to throw this off. You call the state legislature associations, the gubernatorial associations – not the new 10 member FEMA Governor’s Council that’s the counterfeit over the governors getting together, or the Rural Affairs under the Department of Defense / Homeland Security to run the rural areas.

This is an emergency reorganization plan by design modeled after the Mao and Lenin and Stalin takeovers of those countries and surrounding areas. We know their attack profile. We know their bombing runs, we know their plan. All we’ve got to do is face how much trouble we’re in, we can beat these people. But folks, if you don’t grow up and realize, ‘Oh my God, Alex Jones was right. Oh my gosh, Ron Paul was right. Oh my gosh, this is real. Oh my gosh, we gotta do something. We gotta go do banner hangs right now. We gotta call into talk radio. We’ve gotta go to legislatures even if they’re not in session and go in and say we know what’s going on.’ Stand up, do something. Stop being a coward.

The globalists are purging our military right now, because I know from multiple high level sources – and you’ve seen all the resignations – that the military said no to this NORTHCOM takeover plan. Military said, ‘We’re not going to arrest governors and people. We’re not going to arrest newspaper editors. We’re not going to arrest talk show hosts. We’re not going to do gun confiscation. Do you understand, that’s a suicide mission, and it can not be practiced. It’s not practicable. It’s not practical. It will wipe out our forces. Are you insane?’

And, see, it’s not that the top generals are even moral on average, they understand, ‘Wait. We’re over-extended everywhere. Most of the troops are out of the country. There’s all these mercenaries here. You want us to try to take 180 million gun owners’ guns? If one percent stand up, that’s 1.8 mil. There’s no way.’

Admiral Yamamoto said, ‘If we ever invade the mainland of the U.S., there’d be a rifle behind every blade of grass.’ That’s the execution of the military and the police by the globalists to bring us into total anarchy. If the military and the police try to execute the gun confiscations that Obama, the NRA has documented has planned – physical turn-ins of all semi-autos – there will be a civil war when that starts. People that resist will be called terrorists.

I mean folks, they had drones and helicopters over Austin, black helicopters this morning, it’s even in the news. They are ready. They want to hammer down. Again, so we need to be non-violent, we need to be prepared, we need to let people know though, this is going to happen. See people are listening to us now because everything we’ve talked about has happened. So when we come back, I’m going to give you the keys. I’ve told you what they’re going to do; I’m going to tell you what we need to do. We need to draft Ron Paul to try to organize through their state movement Campaign for Liberty that was full of operatives – of course you know something like that is going to be infiltrated by young punks that want to be stars in the Republican party – Ron Paul’s retaken control of it. They need to direct for a calm meeting of governors and legislatures, circulating petitions, circulating legislation that Ron Paul writes and other competing legislation, to restore the Republic – not secession – but to recognize at the state level that globalists have seized our country. They’re overthrowing the Bill of Rights and Constitution. We are not seceding to destroy the Republic, but to unite the Republic. They want to bill this as a civil war; that’s been their plan. They will stage false flags. We enter the prime danger zone. We are here to restore the Republic through secession. We must un-join and then reunite. Stay with us, we’ll be back.

—-

Ladies and gentlemen, Alex Jones here back live. We can restore the Republic if you want it. But the only way to do it is to realize we’ve been overtaken; we’ve been seized at the federal level. Most of the governors are globalist operatives who’ve proven that they’re servants of evil, to the foreign banks. Some of the governors are saying, ‘Oh, let’s not have secession’ so that they can try to get a job higher up in the New World Order.

Folks, the globalists want to try to wreck the United States and reorganize it. The globalists want to just have you go along with whatever they say and do. We have got to accelerate the states’ rights movement, the nullification movement and we’ve got to control the debate and not let them, which they’ve been waiting for, phrase it as racist and as a hillbilly claiming that he’s president of this state or that state. We have to say, ‘No!’

It’s the Declaration of Independence. We’re going to secede to restore the Republic. And if you’re watching at PrisonPlanet.tv, I have a poster here that is an example of this. This is from 1775-1776, the Join or Die. And it’s the New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maine. You’ve got the states here, that were the colonies, that were being overrun and treated like slaves – checkpoints on the roads and all the rest of it, people being executed for no reason, corrupt courts. Everything that’s in the Declaration of Independence. That terrorist document FEMA demonizes because it’s July 4th, it is the heart of America. It is your mommy and daddy getting in bed and making you when you were conceived. It is the zenith. Ok? It is the fount.

Now what’s happened it, the globalists have come in. They’ve come in, and they’ve taken control of the head, and then the head has gone into all the parts and extracted the wealth, you understand, to bring it back to the head so that we’ve got this giant New World Order head. And all these little parts of the states that are actually giant, but the state government itself has been made this little federal, vestigial thing.

We have to separate from the hijacked globalist government, and we have to go with the pieces of the states and reconstitute the new head and then, we join. You understand? Then, we rejoin. This has been seized. Everything is to explain. This is hijacked. This is fascist. Not in word, folks, in reality. Ron Paul broke it down in a 49 minute speech. We’re in deep trouble, FEMA camps, mass arrests, gun confiscations, civil war. The states are like, ‘Hey, we created you. You’ve been taken over by foreign banks, we don’t like what you’re doing. These are all filled with globalist operatives, though, but We the People live here.’

So, we start movements everywhere. If we get one tail to start pulling out and get our message out, that it’s about restoring the Republic and kicking the globalists out, the others will fall into place. It will give other people moral courage in the city, county and state government, and the federal government. The generals have had courage to say no to all these new wars and saying, you know, they won’t start this takeover. We’ve got to stand with them. And this will give people moral courage to say no within the big leviathan head.

So we kick the leviathan out of the country. And we restore the Republic. Now, how do we get that done? I’m going to break this down more with constitutional lawyers that haven’t even heard by breakdown yet, but I’m just following the Bill of Rights and Constitution and history. I know they’re going to agree. You watch when Lew Rockwell’s on. You watch when Edwin Viera, constitutional lawyer’s on. You watch. Haven’t even talked to them yet. I just said come on the show about secession. You watch, they’re going to totally agree with me, because I’ve studied this deeply.

This is the path; this is what our forebears gave us. It is secession because the federal government’s gone. It’s captured. We have to secede from that fraud, the Federal Reserve occupied government, to then recombine under the Bill of Rights and Constitution. Don’t let them try to rewrite something bad in this new thing. They’ll try that, too. That’s another attack we’ve got to worry about. But first, we’ve got to go, get the word out, get the bills written up and get the secession going.

Ron Paul’s House Farewell Speech

watch?v=yaP_QTV4aWQ

This may well be the last time I speak on the House Floor. At the end of the year I’ll leave Congress after 23 years in office over a 36 year period. My goals in 1976 were the same as they are today: promote peace and prosperity by a strict adherence to the principles of individual liberty.

It was my opinion, that the course the U.S. embarked on in the latter part of the 20th Century would bring us a major financial crisis and engulf us in a foreign policy that would overextend us and undermine our national security.

To achieve the goals I sought, government would have had to shrink in size and scope, reduce spending, change the monetary system, and reject the unsustainable costs of policing the world and expanding the American Empire.

The problems seemed to be overwhelming and impossible to solve, yet from my view point, just following the constraints placed on the federal government by the Constitution would have been a good place to start.

How Much Did I Accomplish?

In many ways, according to conventional wisdom, my off-and-on career in Congress, from 1976 to 2012, accomplished very little. No named legislation, no named federal buildings or highways—thank goodness. In spite of my efforts, the government has grown exponentially, taxes remain excessive, and the prolific increase of incomprehensible regulations continues. Wars are constant and pursued without Congressional declaration, deficits rise to the sky, poverty is rampant and dependency on the federal government is now worse than any time in our history.

All this with minimal concerns for the deficits and unfunded liabilities that common sense tells us cannot go on much longer. A grand, but never mentioned, bipartisan agreement allows for the well-kept secret that keeps the spending going. One side doesn’t give up one penny on military spending, the other side doesn’t give up one penny on welfare spending, while both sides support the bailouts and subsidies for the banking and corporate elite. And the spending continues as the economy weakens and the downward spiral continues. As the government continues fiddling around, our liberties and our wealth burn in the flames of a foreign policy that makes us less safe.

The major stumbling block to real change in Washington is the total resistance to admitting that the country is broke. This has made compromising, just to agree to increase spending, inevitable since neither side has any intention of cutting spending.

The country and the Congress will remain divisive since there’s no “loot left to divvy up.”

Without this recognition the spenders in Washington will continue the march toward a fiscal cliff much bigger than the one anticipated this coming January.

I have thought a lot about why those of us who believe in liberty, as a solution, have done so poorly in convincing others of its benefits. If liberty is what we claim it is- the principle that protects all personal, social and economic decisions necessary for maximum prosperity and the best chance for peace- it should be an easy sell. Yet, history has shown that the masses have been quite receptive to the promises of authoritarians which are rarely if ever fulfilled.

Authoritarianism vs. Liberty

If authoritarianism leads to poverty and war and less freedom for all individuals and is controlled by rich special interests, the people should be begging for liberty. There certainly was a strong enough sentiment for more freedom at the time of our founding that motivated those who were willing to fight in the revolution against the powerful British government.

During my time in Congress the appetite for liberty has been quite weak; the understanding of its significance negligible. Yet the good news is that compared to 1976 when I first came to Congress, the desire for more freedom and less government in 2012 is much greater and growing, especially in grassroots America. Tens of thousands of teenagers and college age students are, with great enthusiasm, welcoming the message of liberty.

I have a few thoughts as to why the people of a country like ours, once the freest and most prosperous, allowed the conditions to deteriorate to the degree that they have.

Freedom, private property, and enforceable voluntary contracts, generate wealth. In our early history we were very much aware of this. But in the early part of the 20th century our politicians promoted the notion that the tax and monetary systems had to change if we were to involve ourselves in excessive domestic and military spending. That is why Congress gave us the Federal Reserve and the income tax. The majority of Americans and many government officials agreed that sacrificing some liberty was necessary to carry out what some claimed to be “progressive” ideas. Pure democracy became acceptable.

They failed to recognized that what they were doing was exactly opposite of what the colonists were seeking when they broke away from the British.

Some complain that my arguments makes no sense, since great wealth and the standard of living improved for many Americans over the last 100 years, even with these new policies.

But the damage to the market economy, and the currency, has been insidious and steady. It took a long time to consume our wealth, destroy the currency and undermine productivity and get our financial obligations to a point of no return. Confidence sometimes lasts longer than deserved. Most of our wealth today depends on debt.

The wealth that we enjoyed and seemed to be endless, allowed concern for the principle of a free society to be neglected. As long as most people believed the material abundance would last forever, worrying about protecting a competitive productive economy and individual liberty seemed unnecessary.

The Age of Redistribution

This neglect ushered in an age of redistribution of wealth by government kowtowing to any and all special interests, except for those who just wanted to left alone. That is why today money in politics far surpasses money currently going into research and development and productive entrepreneurial efforts.

The material benefits became more important than the understanding and promoting the principles of liberty and a free market. It is good that material abundance is a result of liberty but if materialism is all that we care about, problems are guaranteed.

The crisis arrived because the illusion that wealth and prosperity would last forever has ended. Since it was based on debt and a pretense that debt can be papered over by an out-of-control fiat monetary system, it was doomed to fail. We have ended up with a system that doesn’t produce enough even to finance the debt and no fundamental understanding of why a free society is crucial to reversing these trends.

If this is not recognized, the recovery will linger for a long time. Bigger government, more spending, more debt, more poverty for the middle class, and a more intense scramble by the elite special interests will continue.

We Need an Intellectual Awakening

Without an intellectual awakening, the turning point will be driven by economic law. A dollar crisis will bring the current out-of-control system to its knees.

If it’s not accepted that big government, fiat money, ignoring liberty, central economic planning, welfarism, and warfarism caused our crisis we can expect a continuous and dangerous march toward corporatism and even fascism with even more loss of our liberties. Prosperity for a large middle class though will become an abstract dream.

This continuous move is no different than what we have seen in how our financial crisis of 2008 was handled. Congress first directed, with bipartisan support, bailouts for the wealthy. Then it was the Federal Reserve with its endless quantitative easing. If at first it doesn’t succeed try again; QE1, QE2, and QE3 and with no results we try QE indefinitely—that is until it too fails. There’s a cost to all of this and let me assure you delaying the payment is no longer an option. The rules of the market will extract its pound of flesh and it won’t be pretty.

The current crisis elicits a lot of pessimism. And the pessimism adds to less confidence in the future. The two feed on themselves, making our situation worse.

If the underlying cause of the crisis is not understood we cannot solve our problems. The issues of warfare, welfare, deficits, inflationism, corporatism, bailouts and authoritarianism cannot be ignored. By only expanding these policies we cannot expect good results.

Everyone claims support for freedom. But too often it’s for one’s own freedom and not for others. Too many believe that there must be limits on freedom. They argue that freedom must be directed and managed to achieve fairness and equality thus making it acceptable to curtail, through force, certain liberties.

Some decide what and whose freedoms are to be limited. These are the politicians whose goal in life is power. Their success depends on gaining support from special interests.

No More ‘isms’

The great news is the answer is not to be found in more “isms.” The answers are to be found in more liberty which cost so much less. Under these circumstances spending goes down, wealth production goes up, and the quality of life improves.

Just this recognition—especially if we move in this direction—increases optimism which in itself is beneficial. The follow through with sound policies are required which must be understood and supported by the people.

But there is good evidence that the generation coming of age at the present time is supportive of moving in the direction of more liberty and self-reliance. The more this change in direction and the solutions become known, the quicker will be the return of optimism.

Our job, for those of us who believe that a different system than the one that we have had for the last 100 years, has driven us to this unsustainable crisis, is to be more convincing that there is a wonderful, uncomplicated, and moral system that provides the answers. We had a taste of it in our early history. We need not give up on the notion of advancing this cause.

It worked, but we allowed our leaders to concentrate on the material abundance that freedom generates, while ignoring freedom itself. Now we have neither, but the door is open, out of necessity, for an answer. The answer available is based on the Constitution, individual liberty and prohibiting the use of government force to provide privileges and benefits to all special interests.

After over 100 years we face a society quite different from the one that was intended by the Founders. In many ways their efforts to protect future generations with the Constitution from this danger has failed. Skeptics, at the time the Constitution was written in 1787, warned us of today’s possible outcome. The insidious nature of the erosion of our liberties and the reassurance our great abundance gave us, allowed the process to evolve into the dangerous period in which we now live.

Dependency on Government Largesse

Today we face a dependency on government largesse for almost every need. Our liberties are restricted and government operates outside the rule of law, protecting and rewarding those who buy or coerce government into satisfying their demands. Here are a few examples:

Undeclared wars are commonplace.

Welfare for the rich and poor is considered an entitlement.

The economy is overregulated, overtaxed and grossly distorted by a deeply flawed monetary system.

Debt is growing exponentially.

The Patriot Act and FISA legislation passed without much debate have resulted in a steady erosion of our 4th Amendment rights.

Tragically our government engages in preemptive war, otherwise known as aggression, with no complaints from the American people.

The drone warfare we are pursuing worldwide is destined to end badly for us as the hatred builds for innocent lives lost and the international laws flaunted. Once we are financially weakened and militarily challenged, there will be a lot resentment thrown our way.

It’s now the law of the land that the military can arrest American citizens, hold them indefinitely, without charges or a trial.

Rampant hostility toward free trade is supported by a large number in Washington.

Supporters of sanctions, currency manipulation and WTO trade retaliation, call the true free traders “isolationists.”

Sanctions are used to punish countries that don’t follow our orders.

Bailouts and guarantees for all kinds of misbehavior are routine.

Central economic planning through monetary policy, regulations and legislative mandates has been an acceptable policy.

Questions

Excessive government has created such a mess it prompts many questions:

Why are sick people who use medical marijuana put in prison?

Why does the federal government restrict the drinking of raw milk?

Why can’t Americans manufacturer rope and other products from hemp?

Why are Americans not allowed to use gold and silver as legal tender as mandated by the Constitution?

Why is Germany concerned enough to consider repatriating their gold held by the FED for her in New York? Is it that the trust in the U.S. and dollar supremacy beginning to wane?

Why do our political leaders believe it’s unnecessary to thoroughly audit our own gold?

Why can’t Americans decide which type of light bulbs they can buy?

Why is the TSA permitted to abuse the rights of any American traveling by air?

Why should there be mandatory sentences—even up to life for crimes without victims—as our drug laws require?

Why have we allowed the federal government to regulate commodes in our homes?

Why is it political suicide for anyone to criticize AIPAC ?

Why haven’t we given up on the drug war since it’s an obvious failure and violates the people’s rights? Has nobody noticed that the authorities can’t even keep drugs out of the prisons? How can making our entire society a prison solve the problem?

Why do we sacrifice so much getting needlessly involved in border disputes and civil strife around the world and ignore the root cause of the most deadly border in the world-the one between Mexico and the US?

Why does Congress willingly give up its prerogatives to the Executive Branch?

Why does changing the party in power never change policy? Could it be that the views of both parties are essentially the same?

Why did the big banks, the large corporations, and foreign banks and foreign central banks get bailed out in 2008 and the middle class lost their jobs and their homes?

Why do so many in the government and the federal officials believe that creating money out of thin air creates wealth?

Why do so many accept the deeply flawed principle that government bureaucrats and politicians can protect us from ourselves without totally destroying the principle of liberty?

Why can’t people understand that war always destroys wealth and liberty?

Why is there so little concern for the Executive Order that gives the President authority to establish a “kill list,” including American citizens, of those targeted for assassination?

Why is patriotism thought to be blind loyalty to the government and the politicians who run it, rather than loyalty to the principles of liberty and support for the people? Real patriotism is a willingness to challenge the government when it’s wrong.

Why is it is claimed that if people won’t or can’t take care of their own needs, that people in government can do it for them?

Why did we ever give the government a safe haven for initiating violence against the people?

Why do some members defend free markets, but not civil liberties?

Why do some members defend civil liberties but not free markets? Aren’t they the same?

Why don’t more defend both economic liberty and personal liberty?

Why are there not more individuals who seek to intellectually influence others to bring about positive changes than those who seek power to force others to obey their commands?

Why does the use of religion to support a social gospel and preemptive wars, both of which requires authoritarians to use violence, or the threat of violence, go unchallenged? Aggression and forced redistribution of wealth has nothing to do with the teachings of the world great religions.

Why do we allow the government and the Federal Reserve to disseminate false information dealing with both economic and foreign policy?

Why is democracy held in such high esteem when it’s the enemy of the minority and makes all rights relative to the dictates of the majority?

Why should anyone be surprised that Congress has no credibility, since there’s such a disconnect between what politicians say and what they do?

Is there any explanation for all the deception, the unhappiness, the fear of the future, the loss of confidence in our leaders, the distrust, the anger and frustration? Yes there is, and there’s a way to reverse these attitudes. The negative perceptions are logical and a consequence of bad policies bringing about our problems. Identification of the problems and recognizing the cause allow the proper changes to come easy.

Trust Yourself, Not the Government

Too many people have for too long placed too much confidence and trust in government and not enough in themselves. Fortunately, many are now becoming aware of the seriousness of the gross mistakes of the past several decades. The blame is shared by both political parties. Many Americans now are demanding to hear the plain truth of things and want the demagoguing to stop. Without this first step, solutions are impossible.

Seeking the truth and finding the answers in liberty and self-reliance promotes the optimism necessary for restoring prosperity. The task is not that difficult if politics doesn’t get in the way.

We have allowed ourselves to get into such a mess for various reasons.

Politicians deceive themselves as to how wealth is produced. Excessive confidence is placed in the judgment of politicians and bureaucrats. This replaces the confidence in a free society. Too many in high places of authority became convinced that only they, armed with arbitrary government power, can bring about fairness, while facilitating wealth production. This always proves to be a utopian dream and destroys wealth and liberty. It impoverishes the people and rewards the special interests who end up controlling both political parties.

It’s no surprise then that much of what goes on in Washington is driven by aggressive partisanship and power seeking, with philosophic differences being minor.

Economic Ignorance

Economic ignorance is commonplace. Keynesianism continues to thrive, although today it is facing healthy and enthusiastic rebuttals. Believers in military Keynesianism and domestic Keynesianism continue to desperately promote their failed policies, as the economy languishes in a deep slumber.

Supporters of all government edicts use humanitarian arguments to justify them.

Humanitarian arguments are always used to justify government mandates related to the economy, monetary policy, foreign policy, and personal liberty. This is on purpose to make it more difficult to challenge. But, initiating violence for humanitarian reasons is still violence. Good intentions are no excuse and are just as harmful as when people use force with bad intentions. The results are always negative.

The immoral use of force is the source of man’s political problems. Sadly, many religious groups, secular organizations, and psychopathic authoritarians endorse government initiated force to change the world. Even when the desired goals are well-intentioned—or especially when well-intentioned—the results are dismal. The good results sought never materialize. The new problems created require even more government force as a solution. The net result is institutionalizing government initiated violence and morally justifying it on humanitarian grounds.

This is the same fundamental reason our government uses force for invading other countries at will, central economic planning at home, and the regulation of personal liberty and habits of our citizens.

It is rather strange, that unless one has a criminal mind and no respect for other people and their property, no one claims it’s permissible to go into one’s neighbor’s house and tell them how to behave, what they can eat, smoke and drink or how to spend their money.

Yet, rarely is it asked why it is morally acceptable that a stranger with a badge and a gun can do the same thing in the name of law and order. Any resistance is met with brute force, fines, taxes, arrests, and even imprisonment. This is done more frequently every day without a proper search warrant.

No Government Monopoly over Initiating Violence

Restraining aggressive behavior is one thing, but legalizing a government monopoly for initiating aggression can only lead to exhausting liberty associated with chaos, anger and the breakdown of civil society. Permitting such authority and expecting saintly behavior from the bureaucrats and the politicians is a pipe dream. We now have a standing army of armed bureaucrats in the TSA, CIA, FBI, Fish and Wildlife, FEMA, IRS, Corp of Engineers, etc. numbering over 100,000. Citizens are guilty until proven innocent in the unconstitutional administrative courts.

Government in a free society should have no authority to meddle in social activities or the economic transactions of individuals. Nor should government meddle in the affairs of other nations. All things peaceful, even when controversial, should be permitted.

We must reject the notion of prior restraint in economic activity just we do in the area of free speech and religious liberty. But even in these areas government is starting to use a backdoor approach of political correctness to regulate speech-a dangerous trend. Since 9/11 monitoring speech on the internet is now a problem since warrants are no longer required.

The Proliferation of Federal Crimes

The Constitution established four federal crimes. Today the experts can’t even agree on how many federal crimes are now on the books—they number into the thousands. No one person can comprehend the enormity of the legal system—especially the tax code. Due to the ill-advised drug war and the endless federal expansion of the criminal code we have over 6 million people under correctional suspension, more than the Soviets ever had, and more than any other nation today, including China. I don’t understand the complacency of the Congress and the willingness to continue their obsession with passing more Federal laws. Mandatory sentencing laws associated with drug laws have compounded our prison problems.

The federal register is now 75,000 pages long and the tax code has 72,000 pages, and expands every year. When will the people start shouting, “enough is enough,” and demand Congress cease and desist.

Achieving Liberty

Liberty can only be achieved when government is denied the aggressive use of force. If one seeks liberty, a precise type of government is needed. To achieve it, more than lip service is required.

Two choices are available.

A government designed to protect liberty—a natural right—as its sole objective. The people are expected to care for themselves and reject the use of any force for interfering with another person’s liberty. Government is given a strictly limited authority to enforce contracts, property ownership, settle disputes, and defend against foreign aggression.
A government that pretends to protect liberty but is granted power to arbitrarily use force over the people and foreign nations. Though the grant of power many times is meant to be small and limited, it inevitably metastasizes into an omnipotent political cancer. This is the problem for which the world has suffered throughout the ages. Though meant to be limited it nevertheless is a 100% sacrifice of a principle that would-be-tyrants find irresistible. It is used vigorously—though incrementally and insidiously. Granting power to government officials always proves the adage that: “power corrupts.”

Once government gets a limited concession for the use of force to mold people habits and plan the economy, it causes a steady move toward tyrannical government. Only a revolutionary spirit can reverse the process and deny to the government this arbitrary use of aggression. There’s no in-between. Sacrificing a little liberty for imaginary safety always ends badly.

Today’s mess is a result of Americans accepting option #2, even though the Founders attempted to give us Option #1.

The results are not good. As our liberties have been eroded our wealth has been consumed. The wealth we see today is based on debt and a foolish willingness on the part of foreigners to take our dollars for goods and services. They then loan them back to us to perpetuate our debt system. It’s amazing that it has worked for this long but the impasse in Washington, in solving our problems indicate that many are starting to understand the seriousness of the world -wide debt crisis and the dangers we face. The longer this process continues the harsher the outcome will be.

The Financial Crisis Is a Moral Crisis

Many are now acknowledging that a financial crisis looms but few understand it’s, in reality, a moral crisis. It’s the moral crisis that has allowed our liberties to be undermined and permits the exponential growth of illegal government power. Without a clear understanding of the nature of the crisis it will be difficult to prevent a steady march toward tyranny and the poverty that will accompany it.

Ultimately, the people have to decide which form of government they want; option #1 or option #2. There is no other choice. Claiming there is a choice of a “little” tyranny is like describing pregnancy as a “touch of pregnancy.” It is a myth to believe that a mixture of free markets and government central economic planning is a worthy compromise. What we see today is a result of that type of thinking. And the results speak for themselves.

A Culture of Violence

American now suffers from a culture of violence. It’s easy to reject the initiation of violence against one’s neighbor but it’s ironic that the people arbitrarily and freely anoint government officials with monopoly power to initiate violence against the American people—practically at will.

Because it’s the government that initiates force, most people accept it as being legitimate. Those who exert the force have no sense of guilt. It is believed by too many that governments are morally justified in initiating force supposedly to “do good.” They incorrectly believe that this authority has come from the “consent of the people.” The minority, or victims of government violence never consented to suffer the abuse of government mandates, even when dictated by the majority. Victims of TSA excesses never consented to this abuse.

This attitude has given us a policy of initiating war to “do good,” as well. It is claimed that war, to prevent war for noble purposes, is justified. This is similar to what we were once told that: “destroying a village to save a village” was justified. It was said by a US Secretary of State that the loss of 500,000 Iraqis, mostly children, in the 1990s, as a result of American bombs and sanctions, was “worth it” to achieve the “good” we brought to the Iraqi people. And look at the mess that Iraq is in today.

Government use of force to mold social and economic behavior at home and abroad has justified individuals using force on their own terms. The fact that violence by government is seen as morally justified, is the reason why violence will increase when the big financial crisis hits and becomes a political crisis as well.

First, we recognize that individuals shouldn’t initiate violence, then we give the authority to government. Eventually, the immoral use of government violence, when things goes badly, will be used to justify an individual’s “right” to do the same thing. Neither the government nor individuals have the moral right to initiate violence against another yet we are moving toward the day when both will claim this authority. If this cycle is not reversed society will break down.

When needs are pressing, conditions deteriorate and rights become relative to the demands and the whims of the majority. It’s then not a great leap for individuals to take it upon themselves to use violence to get what they claim is theirs. As the economy deteriorates and the wealth discrepancies increase—as are already occurring— violence increases as those in need take it in their own hands to get what they believe is theirs. They will not wait for a government rescue program.

When government officials wield power over others to bail out the special interests, even with disastrous results to the average citizen, they feel no guilt for the harm they do. Those who take us into undeclared wars with many casualties resulting, never lose sleep over the death and destruction their bad decisions caused. They are convinced that what they do is morally justified, and the fact that many suffer just can’t be helped.

When the street criminals do the same thing, they too have no remorse, believing they are only taking what is rightfully theirs. All moral standards become relative. Whether it’s bailouts, privileges, government subsidies or benefits for some from inflating a currency, it’s all part of a process justified by a philosophy of forced redistribution of wealth. Violence, or a threat of such, is the instrument required and unfortunately is of little concern of most members of Congress.

Some argue it’s only a matter of “fairness” that those in need are cared for. There are two problems with this. First, the principle is used to provide a greater amount of benefits to the rich than the poor. Second, no one seems to be concerned about whether or not it’s fair to those who end up paying for the benefits. The costs are usually placed on the backs of the middle class and are hidden from the public eye. Too many people believe government handouts are free, like printing money out of thin air, and there is no cost. That deception is coming to an end. The bills are coming due and that’s what the economic slowdown is all about.

Sadly, we have become accustomed to living with the illegitimate use of force by government. It is the tool for telling the people how to live, what to eat and drink, what to read and how to spend their money.

To develop a truly free society, the issue of initiating force must be understood and rejected. Granting to government even a small amount of force is a dangerous concession.

Limiting Government Excesses vs. a Virtuous Moral People

Our Constitution, which was intended to limit government power and abuse, has failed. The Founders warned that a free society depends on a virtuous and moral people. The current crisis reflects that their concerns were justified.

Most politicians and pundits are aware of the problems we face but spend all their time in trying to reform government. The sad part is that the suggested reforms almost always lead to less freedom and the importance of a virtuous and moral people is either ignored, or not understood. The new reforms serve only to further undermine liberty. The compounding effect has given us this steady erosion of liberty and the massive expansion of debt. The real question is: if it is liberty we seek, should most of the emphasis be placed on government reform or trying to understand what “a virtuous and moral people” means and how to promote it. The Constitution has not prevented the people from demanding handouts for both rich and poor in their efforts to reform the government, while ignoring the principles of a free society. All branches of our government today are controlled by individuals who use their power to undermine liberty and enhance the welfare/warfare state-and frequently their own wealth and power.

If the people are unhappy with the government performance it must be recognized that government is merely a reflection of an immoral society that rejected a moral government of constitutional limitations of power and love of freedom.

If this is the problem all the tinkering with thousands of pages of new laws and regulations will do nothing to solve the problem.

It is self-evident that our freedoms have been severely limited and the apparent prosperity we still have, is nothing more than leftover wealth from a previous time. This fictitious wealth based on debt and benefits from a false trust in our currency and credit, will play havoc with our society when the bills come due. This means that the full consequence of our lost liberties is yet to be felt.

But that illusion is now ending. Reversing a downward spiral depends on accepting a new approach.

Expect the rapidly expanding homeschooling movement to play a significant role in the revolutionary reforms needed to build a free society with Constitutional protections. We cannot expect a Federal government controlled school system to provide the intellectual ammunition to combat the dangerous growth of government that threatens our liberties.

The internet will provide the alternative to the government/media complex that controls the news and most political propaganda. This is why it’s essential that the internet remains free of government regulation.

Many of our religious institutions and secular organizations support greater dependency on the state by supporting war, welfare and corporatism and ignore the need for a virtuous people.

I never believed that the world or our country could be made more free by politicians, if the people had no desire for freedom.

Under the current circumstances the most we can hope to achieve in the political process is to use it as a podium to reach the people to alert them of the nature of the crisis and the importance of their need to assume responsibility for themselves, if it is liberty that they truly seek. Without this, a constitutionally protected free society is impossible.

If this is true, our individual goal in life ought to be for us to seek virtue and excellence and recognize that self-esteem and happiness only comes from using one’s natural ability, in the most productive manner possible, according to one’s own talents.

Productivity and creativity are the true source of personal satisfaction. Freedom, and not dependency, provides the environment needed to achieve these goals. Government cannot do this for us; it only gets in the way. When the government gets involved, the goal becomes a bailout or a subsidy and these cannot provide a sense of personal achievement.

Achieving legislative power and political influence should not be our goal. Most of the change, if it is to come, will not come from the politicians, but rather from individuals, family, friends, intellectual leaders and our religious institutions. The solution can only come from rejecting the use of coercion, compulsion, government commands, and aggressive force, to mold social and economic behavior. Without accepting these restraints, inevitably the consensus will be to allow the government to mandate economic equality and obedience to the politicians who gain power and promote an environment that smothers the freedoms of everyone. It is then that the responsible individuals who seek excellence and self-esteem by being self-reliance and productive, become the true victims.

Conclusion

What are the greatest dangers that the American people face today and impede the goal of a free society? There are five.

1. The continuous attack on our civil liberties which threatens the rule of law and our ability to resist the onrush of tyranny.

2. Violent anti-Americanism that has engulfed the world. Because the phenomenon of “blow-back” is not understood or denied, our foreign policy is destined to keep us involved in many wars that we have no business being in. National bankruptcy and a greater threat to our national security will result.

3. The ease in which we go to war, without a declaration by Congress, but accepting international authority from the UN or NATO even for preemptive wars, otherwise known as aggression.

4. A financial political crisis as a consequence of excessive debt, unfunded liabilities, spending, bailouts, and gross discrepancy in wealth distribution going from the middle class to the rich. The danger of central economic planning, by the Federal Reserve must be understood.

5. World government taking over local and US sovereignty by getting involved in the issues of war, welfare, trade, banking, a world currency, taxes, property ownership, and private ownership of guns.

Happily, there is an answer for these very dangerous trends.

What a wonderful world it would be if everyone accepted the simple moral premise of rejecting all acts of aggression. The retort to such a suggestion is always: it’s too simplistic, too idealistic, impractical, naïve, utopian, dangerous, and unrealistic to strive for such an ideal.

The answer to that is that for thousands of years the acceptance of government force, to rule over the people, at the sacrifice of liberty, was considered moral and the only available option for achieving peace and prosperity.

What could be more utopian than that myth—considering the results especially looking at the state sponsored killing, by nearly every government during the 20th Century, estimated to be in the hundreds of millions. It’s time to reconsider this grant of authority to the state.

No good has ever come from granting monopoly power to the state to use aggression against the people to arbitrarily mold human behavior. Such power, when left unchecked, becomes the seed of an ugly tyranny. This method of governance has been adequately tested, and the results are in: reality dictates we try liberty.

The idealism of non-aggression and rejecting all offensive use of force should be tried. The idealism of government sanctioned violence has been abused throughout history and is the primary source of poverty and war. The theory of a society being based on individual freedom has been around for a long time. It’s time to take a bold step and actually permit it by advancing this cause, rather than taking a step backwards as some would like us to do.

Today the principle of habeas corpus, established when King John signed the Magna Carta in 1215, is under attack. There’s every reason to believe that a renewed effort with the use of the internet that we can instead advance the cause of liberty by spreading an uncensored message that will serve to rein in government authority and challenge the obsession with war and welfare.

What I’m talking about is a system of government guided by the moral principles of peace and tolerance.

The Founders were convinced that a free society could not exist without a moral people. Just writing rules won’t work if the people choose to ignore them. Today the rule of law written in the Constitution has little meaning for most Americans, especially those who work in Washington DC.

Benjamin Franklin claimed “only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.” John Adams concurred: “Our Constitution was made for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

A moral people must reject all violence in an effort to mold people’s beliefs or habits.

A society that boos or ridicules the Golden Rule is not a moral society. All great religions endorse the Golden Rule. The same moral standards that individuals are required to follow should apply to all government officials. They cannot be exempt.

The ultimate solution is not in the hands of the government.

The solution falls on each and every individual, with guidance from family, friends and community.

The #1 responsibility for each of us is to change ourselves with hope that others will follow. This is of greater importance than working on changing the government; that is secondary to promoting a virtuous society. If we can achieve this, then the government will change.

It doesn’t mean that political action or holding office has no value. At times it does nudge policy in the right direction. But what is true is that when seeking office is done for personal aggrandizement, money or power, it becomes useless if not harmful. When political action is taken for the right reasons it’s easy to understand why compromise should be avoided. It also becomes clear why progress is best achieved by working with coalitions, which bring people together, without anyone sacrificing his principles.

Political action, to be truly beneficial, must be directed toward changing the hearts and minds of the people, recognizing that it’s the virtue and morality of the people that allow liberty to flourish.

The Constitution or more laws per se, have no value if the people’s attitudes aren’t changed.

To achieve liberty and peace, two powerful human emotions have to be overcome. Number one is “envy” which leads to hate and class warfare. Number two is “intolerance” which leads to bigoted and judgmental policies. These emotions must be replaced with a much better understanding of love, compassion, tolerance and free market economics. Freedom, when understood, brings people together. When tried, freedom is popular.

The problem we have faced over the years has been that economic interventionists are swayed by envy, whereas social interventionists are swayed by intolerance of habits and lifestyles. The misunderstanding that tolerance is an endorsement of certain activities, motivates many to legislate moral standards which should only be set by individuals making their own choices. Both sides use force to deal with these misplaced emotions. Both are authoritarians. Neither endorses voluntarism. Both views ought to be rejected.

I have come to one firm conviction after these many years of trying to figure out “the plain truth of things.” The best chance for achieving peace and prosperity, for the maximum number of people world-wide, is to pursue the cause of LIBERTY.

If you find this to be a worthwhile message, spread it throughout the land.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s