I Want To Be Free!
Bring Back the Magna Carta!
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
I have had it, up to the gills, with the federal government acting as some sort of over-protective parent or nanny. I just want to be let alone! In other words -- I want what the US Constitution is supposed to guarantee me. I want to be FREE!
Just leave me, the h**l, alone!
Pathetic, huh? You bet it is.
The last thing you're gonna get in America today is --- let alone!
Heck, we even fought a war over it and over 700,000 Americans lost their lives because a portion of the country asked -- and then insisted -- upon being let alone.
"We feel that our cause is just and holy; we protest solemnly in the face of mankind that we desire peace at any sacrifice save that of honor and independence; we seek no conquest, no aggrandizement, no concession of any kind from the States with which we were lately confederated; all we ask is to be let alone; that those who never held power over us shall not now attempt our subjugation by arms." Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States of America, Monday, April 29, 1861.
Well, we all know how THAT turned out.
It should have been a tip-off as to the direction the US would be taking during and after the war. And it WAS.
For those who have spent the time and devoted themselves to the study of that period of US history it is obvious that the southern states where suspicious that the US was moving toward a far stronger central government than they were comfortable with -- what with their Celtic ancestry. But that's another story for another time.
I nearly wrote that "we'd made full circle" ... but we haven't ... not really. In fact, ever since the American Civil War the United States government has grown ever stronger squeezing the personal freedom and liberty of all Americans into a smaller and smaller box.
Today we find ourselves without privacy, our lives laid bare before the prying eyes and
ears of the government -- in and out of our homes. The Fourth Amendment to the constitution has been all but shredded. American citizens are now approaching the conditions Englishmen were enduring as vassals to their king before the Magna Carta which was signed 798 years ago this month (on June 15th).
The Great Charter of the Liberties of England "was the first document forced onto a King of England by a group of his subjects, the feudal barons, in an attempt to limit his powers by law and protect their privileges." SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magna_Carta
The Magna Carta is extremely important to Americans as England's legal system was used as a model for most of the American colonies in developing their own legal systems.
Back when our public school system, oft referred to today as the "government school system," taught REAL history, not the revisionist propaganda they teach today, every American schoolboy knew that the Magna Carta influenced the early settlers in New England and inspired later constitutional documents, including the United States Constitution.
Ask an American schoolboy today about the Magna Carta and you are likely to get remarks referencing a large bore hand gun or a powerful all terrain vehicle, uh, between the blank stares, that is.
Yes, Americans are cursed with repeating history. This should explain why we so-called "senior citizens" sometimes appear so smart. It's not that we are any smarter than anyone else. It is simply that we are able to predict the future by knowing what Americans have, as a lot, not paid heed to in the past. We recognize it -- and call it -- with a great deal of accuracy. It's really quite easy. It just SEEMS like magic.
I have concluded it is going to take another Magna Carta moment pretty much as they experienced in England in 1215 to force, yes, I said FORCE, our government back within the prescribed parameters of the US Constitution. Once they have tasted corrupt power, rogue governments rarely, if ever, voluntarily give that power up. Americans can expect a fight to the bitter end in any contest to reclaim their freedom and liberty from our "progressive overlords."
Frankly, I believe America needs a Great Reformer in the mold of Brother Marin Luther,
who (in my opinion) saved the Christian church from the rot at its core, to (metaphorically) nail the constitution to the door of the US Supreme Court, the doors of the US Senate, the House of Representatives, and the front door of the White House.
You may recall that Luther lived his life afterwards under a death threat. But he never recanted. NEVER.
It will take a leader with the character, the strength, the determination, the belief that he is right, and the fearlessness of an archangel, and, most importantly -- a reluctance to place himself above other men, to spearhead a successful movement to reclaim the constitutional rights of Americans.
The freedom movement in America is nearing a critical mass. The government knows it and has been preparing for the coming American apocalypse for some time now. They know it will be a cataclysmic event.
Yet one thing is lacking -- that leader we described above for America's freedom movement. When he appears on the scene -- and he will -- the curtain will go up.
Neither side is assured of victory. We can only pray God that freedom wins out.
© J. D. Longstreet