[badgerstatevolunteers] LESSONS FROM EGYPT

  • From: lomax <chac2ook@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: badgerstatevolunteers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 13 Feb 2011 21:14:30 -0600

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For the sake of the safety and well-being of our Republic, there are at
least two lessons to be learned from the current Egyptian Event:
1.       America's leaders have been hypocritical, pretending to be what we
have not been for far too long - i.e., defenders of the essential Principles
underlying America's system of governance, and
2.       A critical mass on the streets, imposing economic sanctions on the
government, can peacefully remedy violations of natural Rights, when
individuals and small groups cannot.

"All Men (including Egyptians) are created equal."
How utterly hypocritical it is for any public official in America, elected
or appointed, to favor or facilitate despotism and its companion,
"stability," at the expense of Individual Rights, limited government and
democracy, whether in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Jordan, Israel, China or
anywhere else.
For far too long, America's leaders have been selling our souls for a plate
of beans, pretending to be something they are not - i.e., defenders of the
essential Principles underlying America's system of governance.
For decades, over many administrations and by both political parties, the
public promises and assurances of America's leaders regarding limited
government, individual Rights and the equality of man have been a deception,
masking the true character of their collective acts, which actually sustain
abusive government power over individual Rights.
Their acts, speaking louder than their words, have instead institutionalized
abuse of power and populations around the Earth, all for the purpose of
securing material bounty and geopolitical advantage, not in the national
interest but for the few and privileged.
The proof of this is demonstrated by America's foreign policy and its
devastating, adverse impacts on the ordinary, non-aligned People of other
countries. Egypt is but one example.
During the last three weeks, the political leadership of the United States,
particularly the Executive, have appeared frequently on world-wide
television to present statements regarding the obligation of Egypt's leaders
to "address" the Grievances of the Egyptian People, respect the Natural
Rights of Individuals and avoid violence.

These broadcasted claims by America's leaders, however, are nothing short of
sheer hypocrisy when contrasted against the similar refusal by America's
leaders to "Redress" the Grievances of the American People, repeatedly
served via First Amendment Petitions for Redress, concerning gross
violations of Rights guaranteed by our Constitution - (allegedly, still) the
Law of the Land.

After America's leaders were finally shamed into finding quiet words of
support for the unalienable Rights of common Egyptians, and forced to
tacitly admit to America's policy of enduring support of the Egyptian
dictator's despotic regime, we offer this reminder. These same U.S. leaders
have, for over a decade now, steadfastly REFUSED  to Redress similar
Grievances of the American People, that is, violations of our Constitution
that continue to adversely impact the Life, Liberty and Prosperity of the
American People, while continuing to wreak havoc, unrest and injustice
America's leaders during the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations have
refused to respond to the People's Petitions for Redress of Grievances,
including those relating to: the application of the armed forces in
hostilities overseas without congressional authorization;  the cartel of
private banks known as the Federal Reserve System; the fiat (paper) Federal
Reserve currency and fractional banking practices; the imposition of direct,
un-apportioned taxes on labor; the virtual evisceration of the Bill of
Rights by the USA Patriot Act; the failure of the Executive to "faithfully
execute" existing immigration laws; the giving and lending of public funds
to private entities for definitively private purposes; the use of public
funds to bail out foreign currencies without congressional appropriations;
the eligibility requirements of the office of President; and the movement
towards a North American Union. (Read the Petitions for Redress)

In true authoritarian style, between December 2006 and May of 2007, cornered
by the persistent, highly visible pressure brought by members of our
organization in the public exercise of the unalienable Right to Petition for
Redress to hold the government accountable, the leaders of all three
branches of the U.S. Government went as far as to collude in an veiled
attempt to outlaw the First Amendment Right to Petition. (Read our update on
the Collusion)

In short, just as we have witnessed in Egypt, Liberty is a force of Nature
and no People can be expected to forever be deprived of their individual,
unalienable and natural Rights, Freedoms and Liberties.
We, the People of America must hold America's leaders accountable to the
following essential principles of Just and Lawful Governance:
·         All men (including Egyptians) are created equal; equality is not
an American monopoly.
·         All men are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable
Rights, including Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Egyptians,
too, have them simply because they are alive. Life-furnished Rights are not
an exclusive American commodity.
·         To secure these Rights, governments are instituted among men;
Government's sole purpose in America and elsewhere is to protect the Rights
of their sovereign People.
·         People everywhere have the unalienable Right to Petition their
Governments for Redress of Grievances if their Rights are being repressed,
ignored and violated; All governments of, by and for the People are
obligated to respond.
·         Whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends,
it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it; the Right to think
freely and to hold the Government accountable extends to all People in
America and beyond.
Governments that prefer the calm seas of despotism rather than the
boisterous sea of Liberty, where waves crash whenever Freedom is challenged,
ought to be avoided like the plague by Americans and their leaders.

What is America after all, if it has all but abandoned its essential values
both at home and abroad?  How can We, as a People, continue to claim moral
primacy and spiritual authority for our acts when as a nation we have
essentially forsaken our Founding Principles?
The truth is coming to the surface and cannot be hidden; for decades
America's leaders have used the unlawfully extracted wealth of this nation's
citizens and violated its Constitution almost without restraint, to
immorally and unlawfully meddle in the internal affairs of foreign
countries, taking sides and assisting knowingly corrupt governments that
openly oppress and violate the natural Rights, Freedoms and Liberties of the
Free and Equal People within their borders.
America is now paying a heavy price for our hypocrisy.
As Ronald Reagan put it, "Government is the enemy of Freedom." Thus, every
country has its Freedom Fighters whose Natural causes are limited
government, individual Liberty and equality under the Law.
When the populations of despotic, authoritarian regimes realize the United
States is the "friend" of their Governments, is it any wonder that America
would have hostilities directed at us by those people, knocking down our
buildings and the like? Even Osama Bin Laden and Michael Scheuer have told
us this is so. Click to read the Petition regarding unconstitutional Foreign
So in the end, it is you and I, the working citizens of America, who end up
not only financing, but becoming enduring victims of a "War on Terror" and
its companion police state, all in the name of "security," but in clear
violation of the Constitution which begins:
"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union,
establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common
defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to
ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for
the United States of America."
Despite the fact our nation may well have enemies, ironically many created
as a product of our own ill-conceived foreign policies, a global war on
terror and domestic police state do not serve the general Welfare of the
People of the United States of America and should not be tolerated.
Where will it end?
Is there an alternative to a critical mass on the streets of America,
imposing economic sanctions on the government, demanding an end to the
police state and rising en masse to call for a foreign policy centered on
the belief that the principal obligation of all governments is to protect
the Creator-endowed, equal Rights of all men?
Could a critical mass of Americans peacefully remedy the continuing
violations of our Constitution, where individuals and small groups have thus
far failed?
*freeman lomax*

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