Admissions are honest, straight forward, accurate, willful, voluntary, and mutually beneficial communications made from one to another.
In my opinion, or I believe, or I think, or I know, all that above.
That is my confession to you.
I admit that I know those things to be competitively true.
I have a residual shadow of doubt sufficient in this case, to ask for either conformation, of the facts, or refutation, whichever the case may be in any case, and in this case, YOU can help me even more than you already help me.
About 20 odd years ago I met a person who helped me turn from what I was into a "know-it-all" (if I understand your use of the term) as my friend in liberty told me to speak authoritatively because speaking weakly was not as effective, in his opinion, and that friend of mine was the one person who actually helped me get on the Congressional Election Ballot in 1996, going door to door collecting signatures because neither of us could afford the fee to "get on the ballot".
If I do not "know-it-all" then please, anyone, not just you, please, please, please, point out exactly where I do not "know-it-all", and I can continue along this same path I've been on for nearly 3 decades, seeking to know better, and working to avoid knowing worse.
I received a whole lot more help in knowing better, or in being a "know-it-all" in books and in one book in particular I truly HOPE that every American picks up this book and reads it with sufficient care to then, on their own, learn from it.
If you do not, if anyone does not, read that book they they won't know as much as I know about that book, that person, and what can be done if someone takes it upon themselves to do their homework best.
I am in a horse race, you may not be in one, and I think it is my duty to do my homework better than anyone else in my shoes.
You may be able to do better, but if so, I'd like to know what you do better, not JUST being told that I am a "know-it-all".
"Tell me more. What evidence do you have to support these claims that our founders and Constitution are bad???"
I have 5 books, 1 Essay on Washington, and Washington's declaration to offer. I will offer the Essay first, get a quote from it, then Washington's declaration, then one book with Washington's confession, then 4 books that explain the context of Washington's involvement in the move from British RULE, to Liberty, and then back to British RULE.
British RULE, at the time was Money Monopoly Rule, or Central Banker Rule, even before the Communists copied the methodology which can be a methodology summed up as The Business Cycle.
"His primary aim was to crush the individualistic and democratic spirit of the American forces. For one thing, the officers of the militia were elected by their own men, and the discipline of repeated elections kept the officers from forming an aristocratic ruling caste typical of European armies of the period."
Book quoting a confession by Washington:
Pages 153 - 154
Writing to John Hancock earlier, Washington had offered a candid appraisal of Sullivan as "spirited and zealously attached to the Cause," but also a man touched with a "tincture of vanity" and too great a "desire of being popular." Then, generously and realistically, Washington conceded that everyone in command of the army suffered from a greater, more serious failing, himself included, "His wants," Washington said of Sullivan, "are common to us all; the want of experience to move upon a large scale."
I can go into great detail, but I can say that the first Essay by Rothbard does the best job of placing in the reader a seed of doubt as to the monolithic concept of Washington the hero of Liberty.
Now the man's deed:
And whereas, it is in my judgment necessary under the circumstances of the case to take measures for calling forth the militia in order to suppress the combinations aforesaid, and to cause the laws to be duly executed; and I have accordingly determined so to do, feeling the deepest regret for the occasion, but withal the most solemn conviction that the essential interests of the Union demand it, that the very existence of government and the fundamental principles of social order are materially involved in the issue, and that the patriotism and firmness of all good citizens are seriously called upon, as occasions may require, to aid in the effectual suppression of so fatal a spirit;
Therefore, and in pursuance of the proviso above recited, I. George Washington, President of the United States, do hereby command all persons, being insurgents, as aforesaid, and all others whom it may concern, on or before the 1st day of September next to disperse and retire peaceably to their respective abodes. And I do moreover warn all persons whomsoever against aiding, abetting, or comforting the perpetrators of the aforesaid treasonable acts; and do require all officers and other citizens, according to their respective duties and the laws of the land, to exert their utmost endeavors to prevent and suppress such dangerous proceedings.
What is "so fatal a spirit"?
It was the same spirit announced to the world, to posterity, in The Declaration of Independence.
Now the Official:
To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
That was done by Washington to CRUSH people resisting a direct tax on Whiskey, payable in Gold, and the part that people need to understand is that there was no Gold, because the Central Bankers drove the Gold out of the Country (Gresham's Law), and Whiskey was a home grown competitive MONEY, so the abuse of the Conscripted Army to Crush a money competitor and enforce a TAX was a move to Monopolize a Central Bank or to begin The Business Cycle.
Then what happens?
Again the official record:
Passed by Congress June 13, 1866. Ratified July 9, 1868.
Note: Article I, section 2, of the Constitution was modified by section 2 of the 14th amendment.
The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned.
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