The United Slaves of America
"There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him." – Robert A. Heinlein
Today the United States Supreme Court allowed the expansion of government over not just actions but the lack of them. Going forward, not only can actions be taxed, but the lack of an action can be compelled by taxation or imprisonment. This is blatant tyranny, indeed it is slavery to the whim of Congress and the dictates of the imperial Presidency. Let me re-phrase that:
Congress may now pass laws forcing you to ACT. If you refuse, you may legally be FINED and/or IMPRISONED. YOU ARE A SLAVE. You may not “opt out” without penalty.
Many have warned of the loss of Liberty, of the destruction of Law, the prevalence of corruption. We see it every institution of our society. The manipulation of government for private ends has reached a zenith not seen since the creation of the Federal Reserve. Now, in addition to a currency controlled and manipulated by private interests for private gains at the expense of the public, we have a health care system re-born as the bastard child of socialists and giant insurance companies. You do not even have the choice of not participating – it’s mandatory.
In 1864, the Republican Party began the process of passing the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution. It was part of the Platform of the Party, and it was finally sent to the states on the last day of January, 1865. It took until December to pass a sufficient number of states and become law. It reads:
Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Today, the Republican Party must rise up once again and throw off this new master – the Federal Government. The chains of oppression are constructed of debt and obligation, incurred by evil men blind to the Rights of their Brothers. At all levels of government, we must overthrow those who would enslave us. Any expansion of the State must be met with a cry for Liberty, while we still have the ability to do so.
"In questions of power, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution" – Thomas Jefferson