A declaration being circulated in various circles, passed on to me via a contact. It is a modified, and in my opinion, a very good version of the one I published on the blog earlier.
Whereas, on the 14th of December, 2011, the House of Representatives of these United States voted, in the form of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, in favor of indefinite military detention, without charges, of American citizens on American soil, without due process of law, at the discretion of the government alone; Whereas, on the 15th of December, 2011, the Senate of these United States voted in favor of the same bill; Whereas, on the 31st of December, the President of these United States signed the same bill into law; Whereas, the proscription against the use of military force to police the populous has been an essential feature of American civic life and civic liberty since the arrival of our civilization upon this continent; Whereas, the wanton violation of this proscription was one of the chief causes of the separation of the American people from their government in Great Britain; Whereas, the Constitution so chartering the government of these United States, in Article III Section III, states that “No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.” Whereas, the Constitution so chartering the government of these United States, in the Fifth Amendment, states that no person shall be “deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law”; Whereas, the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the President of these United States have disregarded the plain text of the Constitution; Whereas, in openly disregarding its founding document, the government of these United States has lost any semblance of legitimacy; Whereas, the use of such draconian measures has been an essential feature of the enforcement of tyranny by every totalitarian governments of the 20th century; Whereas, the use of such draconian measures is carefully calculated to quash all political dissent amongst a captive people; Whereas, the codification of such draconian measures effectively nullifies all civil liberties the people may hope to hold; And whereas, the codification of such draconian measures is an act of war against the populous at large; Therefore, be it declared that a STATE OF WAR formally exists between the Government of these United States and the People of these United States, perpetrated by that Government against the People. We, the People of these United States, declare any and all attempts to enforce the provisions of the NDAA to be unlawful, void, and of no force. We declare ALL WHO voted in favor of the NDAA, and ALL WHO attempt to enforce the NDAA to be traitors to these United States, punishable under law. We SHALL DISOBEY, APPREHEND, OR RESIST WITH FORCE, at our discretion, any person who attempts to enforce the provisions of the NDAA. We SHALL NOT aggress against any Federal, State or local government employee who shall not attempt to enforce or aid and abet the enforcement of the NDAA, they being as trapped as the rest of the populous. Such STATE OF WAR shall continue until the NDAA is stricken from the code of law, and all who had hand in the NDAA are removed from positions of power.
I would STRONGLY encourage the printing and wide distribution of this declaration as part of FreeFor's 2012 "WTF?" campaign. Paper, email, newspapers, forums, blogs, bulletin boards, government buildings, restrooms. Everywhere.
For those of you out there concerned with the appearance of righteousness and the moral high ground, I believe this declaration fits the bill. Notice it is the government that has initiated the wrong against the people. This declaration merely acknowledges that fact. Notice the clear declaration against the initiation of government employees not involved in the violation of citizens' liberties via NDAA 2012. Notice the call to resist, at one's discretion, the unlawful/unconstitutional provisions of NDAA. I believe this is appropriate.
No government should have this sort of power over the people. It is up to the people, through dissemination of wrongs, steadfast adherence to the principles of liberty, and active defiance of government over-reach, to deny tyranny to their government.
Or we can sit there and vote every few years.
One road is costly. The other is all the more so. There is no easy way through it.
This is Amerika, 2012. Velcome, komerades.
Posted by Arctic Patriot at Sunday, January 01, 2012