"Posterity, you will never know how much it cost the present generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in heaven that ever I took half the pains to preserve it." -John Adams


Welcome to Patriot's Lament. We will strive here to educate ourselves on Liberty. We will not worry ourselves so much with the daily antics of American politics, and drown ourselves in the murky waters of the political right or left.
Instead, we will look to the Founding Fathers of our great Nation, and draw on their wisdom of what it is to have a truly free Republic. We will learn from where our Providential Liberties are derived, and put the proper perspective of a Freeman and the state.
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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Property

I am at a loss for people's lack of understanding of the issue of private property, and the right to Property. The bedrock of our Republic is private property, and as our property Rights go, so go the rest of our Rights.

John Adams said, "Property is surely a Right of Mankind as real as Liberty." So if Liberty is our Right, then property is our Right. No man has the right to legislate his morals on someone's private property. We have legislators today and I am particularly talking about the Borough Assembly here in Fairbanks , who feel that we need all these zoning laws, restricting our Rights as property owners, under the pretense that some may abuse their property Rights. This is directly what George Washington meant when he said, "It would be an unwise and unjust jealousy to deprive a man of his Rights on the supposition that he may abuse them."
John Adams also said this, “The moment the idea is admitted into society that property is not as sacred as the law of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence.”
The only reason we have government is to protect our property Rights, NOT to pass regulations infringing on them. James Madison declared that “Government is instituted to protect property. . . . This being the end of government, that alone is a just government which impartially secures to every man whatever is his own. . . . That is not a just government, nor is property secure under it, where arbitrary restrictions [i.e., restrictive zoning requirements], exemptions, and monopolies deny to part of its citizens that free use of their [own] faculties.”
So how do these elected officials, who take an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution, think they are above the ones who created and signed the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution?! The very Men who started this Nation, wrote for all to see what the intent of this Nation is. So are those who subvert that intent enemies of the Constitution?
Fisher Ames, a Framer of the Bill of Rights, forcefully declared that “The chief duty and care of all governments is to protect the rights of property.”
Thomas Jefferson said the purpose of government “is to declare and enforce only our natural [inalienable, God-given] rights and duties and to take none of them from us.”

“All men are born free and equal, and have certain natural, essential, and unalienable rights, among which may be reckoned the right of . . . acquiring, possessing, and protecting property.”
William Paterson (signer of the Constitution and Justice placed on the U. S. Supreme Court by President George Washington)

I don't know what more can be said. There are hundreds of quotes from our Founders that declare what was already known, that the Right to Property is our most basic and fundamental Right, which cannot be taken away, by any man, without just due course of law. They also declared what was already known--that we have the Right to Protect our Property, against any and all who would take or infringe on that property. The Right to Property is to be jealously guarded, and when men put it on themselves to restrict that Right "for your own good," and pervert those Rights, they become enemies of the People and of Liberty itself.
We are not Serfs to be ruled by lords.

I propose the lords of our Borough pass this proclamation (I did not write this) and take their rightful place as servants of the People.

Whereas, the Common Law, directly incorporated into the U. S. Constitution by the Seventh Amendment, establishes that an “absolute right . . . is that of property. . . . So great moreover is the regard of the law for private property that. . . . [i]n vain may it be urged that the good of the individual ought to yield to that of the community; for it would be dangerous to allow any private man, or even any public tribunal [governmental body], to be the judge of this common good and to decide whether it be expedient or no [how to use that property]”;  and
 Whereas, for over two centuries, all three branches of American government at both federal and state levels preserved the ownership and personal use of private property as an inviolable, unalienable, natural right, acknowledging that government can neither encroach nor usurp such vested rights, immunities or privileges;
 Therefore, Be It Resolved, that all interpretations and applications of zoning ordinances shall be examined and applied so as to recognize and preserve the unalienable, inviolable principles of private property usage and that such individual rights may be infringed only if it is clearly proven that they directly injure or harm the same rights of another citizen.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Quote

I saw this quote today, and how true it is.

Of all tyrannies a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. -C.S. Lewis

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

more from the other post

I want to expand a little more.
I was told that we need a constitutional amendment, a parental rights amendment. The reason being that the U.S. could sign the U.N.'s "Rights of the child" treaty.
So?
Are we such a defeated people that we would cower and obey such a treaty? "Well a treaty becomes the law of the land!"
Really?
Don't those that would have to sign such a treaty take an oath to "Uphold and defend the constitution of the united States against all enemies foreign and domestic"?
Doesn't that infer that even a treaty, if it is unconstitutional, is null and void? We are not required to follow such a treaty. In fact, we are obligated to resist it. Our rights cannot be taken, even by treaty, because those Rights were NOT granted by man.
Again I say, the state only has the power we give it. If the 3% stand together and say NO!, the state would have few options.
Dare to think outside the bun, dare to take a stand for Liberty. You are not the servant.


Whenever the legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any further obedience, and are left to the common refuge which God hath provided for all men against force and violence. John Locke

The Statist

It's interesting to me how many "conservative" folks out there are such diehard statists. It makes me sick for our Republic.
State's rights!! State's rights!! They scream it until they are blue in the face, and don't seem to understand what they are clamoring for. You want the state to be your master? Why? Because the state has your best interest in mind more than the federal guv boys do? I personally despise the statist mind set. A man, no better or greater than any other, is elected to office. He instantly knows what is good for you and takes it upon himself to pass law to let you know he does. And the hordes gather around him and say "yes! lead us to freedom!!"
But it's not so much the fact that the elected official thinks he is the end all and be all, it's more disturbing that the people think he is also.

"We need to pass a law to keep our gun rights."
"We need to pass legislation to protect our parental rights."

Have you heard these before? It's the statist mindset at work, thinking that freedoms and Liberty come from and are not only granted by the state, but can also be taken by the state. If the state can create a "right," that same creator can take that right away.
I do not have parental rights that were granted to me by the state. And I will not allow myself to support a cause that transfers to the state my right as a parent to create a state-granted right for me. My parental rights came before the state, granted to me by my Creator. I created the state, so I will not submit to the state's supposed ownership or guardianship of my children.
My right to defend myself from anything or anyone that would harm myself, or family's life, liberty or property came before the state was created; it came from my Creator, not only a Right but a Duty. Woe to me if I will not protect my family. Woe to the state if it tries to prevent me from doing so.
Our Bill of Rights did not grant us those Rights. The Founders simply enumerated, or numbered, a few of our Liberties, to give us a sample of what they had in their vision of our Republic.
You will know a statist by how they talk. They speak of many freedoms, but see the state as the answer to "get" those freedoms.
A Freeman interested in Liberty knows his Rights cannot be granted, and therefore cannot be taken, from a state. The state only has the power we let them have. Period.
I am for Individual Liberty. I have no desire to go on and on about the state's power and what great freedoms the state can create through legislation.

So stop looking for good laws to advance your freedom and recognize that it is those laws in themselves that have taken your freedom away!
And stop submitting, at least in your mind stop submitting, to the state that is telling you it is the author and finisher of our freedom. That is a start. You are free. Your freedoms come from the Higher power, and you have a vested interest to protect them, from ALL enemies that would seek to take them from you and your posterity.

The end game is this, the state is your enemy; it survives ultimately by making you its servant.
You must decide for yourselves who will be your master. "Choose this day whom you will serve."

To quote AP, "RESIST"!

Joshua

"And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with his wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just: that his justice cannot sleep for ever." - Notes on the State of Virginia, Query 18, 1781 Thomas Jefferson


"Liberty or Death"!