I think that one should be careful not to "major on the minors,
and minor over the majors." I am in agreement with your below
commentary, but think the matter is perhaps a semantical issue.
The word "citizen" is more than a mere inhabitant of a
geographical location. He has rights, etc. which come from the
Creator, and it is basically a religious issue, at least in a
Christian society. I looked up the word "citizen" in my
Webster's 1828 dictionary, and it didn't elaborate that well in
my opinion, but it was still okay.
"5. In the U. States, a person, native or naturalized, who has
the privelege of exercising the elective franciises, or the
qualifications which enable him to vote for rulers and to
purchase and hold real estate. If the citizens of the U. States
should to be free and happy, the fault will be entirely their
A lawyer, Tommy Cryer and I would chat oftentimes about
Secession from the Union, and I aplan writing a booklet on that,
but begin with a couple of articles. Edwin Vieria wrote against
it (we never met), but if I am to have a "point-counterpoint"
view to the thing, I didn't find enough substance to his
article. If you are against secession, perhaps you could write a
counterpoint. I think this is important to fully discuss the
issue. Kind of like the federalist papers, or the
anti-federalist papers, though I haven't the resources and ins
to accomplish that large of a project. The essence is that if
the federal government persists in being a curse upon the
people, in that they exceed their authority enumerated in the
Constitution, then we should consider secession. The idea is not
that we actually do so, but give the feds perhaps three years to
change their ways. Tommy suggested that Louisiana and Texas were
likely prospects to begin the movement. Other disaffected states
could join in, and the media would have a though time ignoring
The worsening of the economic depression would make it more
difficult to label us as a bunch of kooks, like they tried with
the Tea Party. Louisiana controls the mouth of the Mississippi and
have all those wonderful natural resources, like gas and oil.
Tommy expounded on that quite wonderfully. I would like to know
your thoughts, if you were to be of a mind to share them.
Is Secession The Answer?
Jim Kerr, you have inquired of me on the subject of succession,
saying, "I would like to know your thoughts, if you were to be of
a mind to share them." It is my pleasure to address this issue of
Secession from the Union as an option" with you.
Here is the question that must be established first. Are we
discontent with the Constitution as given unto us by the Founding
Fathers, or is it that we are discontent with the way the
Constitution is being interpreted by our courts? I would be the
first to say that while we do not have a perfect Constitution, I
am not ready to discard it and start over. Yes, I would just love
to be on an editing committee to make revisions to our
Constitution, but we are hardly in a current state of our nation
to attempt that.
I believe our current state is not so much the fault with the
words of our Constitution as written by our Founding Fathers, but
rather the way our Constitution has been twisted and perverted by
the judiciary. For instance, where in our Constitution did our
Founding Fathers intend to provide for gay marriage, or a right to
kill our unborn, or for the exclusion of God from our nation's
affairs? Have we not abandoned God according to Psalms 9:17? "The
wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget
Men may oppose and lie against the truth, but this is not grounds
for abandoning the truth and proceed in a search of "another
truth." Indeed, we are told of the acts of men in Isaiah 5:20,
"Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put
darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for
sweet, and sweet for bitter!" Is this an indication that something
is wrong with the "good," or "light," or "sweetness?"
John Adams wrote, "Statesmen, my dear Sir, may plan and
speculate for Liberty, but it is Religion and Morality alone,
which can establish the Principles upon which Freedom can securely
stand. The only foundation of a free Constitution is pure Virtue,
and if this cannot be inspired into our People in a greater
Measure than they have it now, They may change their Rulers and
the forms of Government, but they will not obtain a lasting
Liberty. They will only exchange Tyrants and Tyrannies. (June, 21,
1776). Further, he said, "Our Constitution was made only for a
moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the
government of any other." The answer is not to forsake those moral
values which once made our nation great, but to seek adherence to
the restoration of those moral values.
I have spoken time and time again that what we need is not more or
other laws, but enforcement of the laws. We already have too many
on the books, we need no more. The supreme law of this land is our
Constitution. Every public servant is required by the Constitution
to raise their right hand and give their allegiance thereto. But
few public servants have ever read, must less, understood what the
Constitution says. We have reduced this solomn Oath to mere
We must consider the words of God in Isaiah 1:7, "Your country is
desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers
devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by
strangers. .... v.13, Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an
abomination unto me; the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of
assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn
meeting.... v.15, And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide
mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not
hear: your hands are full of blood."
It is for the above reason God moved upon my heart to write the
words found in JAIL4Judges. It is not to overthrow our
Constitution, but rather to establish it. In Article I we have the
Who, What, When, Where, and the Why of the Legislature. Just so
with the Executive (Article II), and the Judicial (Article III).
But we lack a Article IV (The People in the forum of the Grand
Jury). We are left totally on our own to speculate. There is only
one mention of the Grand Jury, and that is in the Fifth Amendment.
In that vacuum, we have allowed our "public servants" to rob us of
our autonomous power within the forum of the Grand Jury.
JAIL4Judges seeks to provide the Who, What, When, Where, Why and
How left out of our Constitution.
People are so ignorant. When it comes to the J.A.I.L. Initiative,
arguments have been made, but it would take two years before it
would take effect. Yes, two years, but consider now how many two
years cycles have already gone by the board since its founding in
1995. Let's see, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010,
2012. Wow! That's nine opportunities in the past lost. Now, like a
carrot in front of a donkey, we are only two years from victory.
They have also argued that the Judicial Accountability Initiative
is too expensive. But these same people propose revamping our
entire Constitution and starting from new again. It's too bad we
do not have some of our Founding Fathers still alive today to
testify to us about the cost was was for them to establish our
Constitution. Perhaps we could look to their words in the
Declaration of Independence to give us a clue. "And for the
support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the
protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other
our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor."
If we must, beyond financially supporting JAIL4Judges, it will be
worth it to "Mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes
and our sacred honor." Like Noah's Ark, there is no other way for
us to escape! "For as in the days that were before the flood they
were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until
the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the
flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of
the Son of man be." Matthew 24:38, 39.
No, Jim, I am not in favor of junking our Constitution by means of
secession and starting from the beginning again. Also I am not in
favor or a Constitutional Convention. These are neither cheaper,
quicker, easier, nor a better option!