Thursday, September 9, 2010

"Declaration of Independance"

Several days ago a guy came to me and told me about something known as "the American Sovereignty Act". According to him, it allows each of us to declare ourselves independant, self-governed entities. A nation in and of oneself.

He went on to say that we are all currently "straw men" owned by the United States. Our social security number is basically our bar code...the deed to our person. For the price of $250 and by declaring yourself a corporation you are no longer a subject of the United States, for you have "purchased" yourself back.

Now whether any of this is true, I am unsure. I don't have access to the necessary resources to investigate. I do know that our government has slowly been tipping the scales of power. What was once "by the people, for the people" has become "by the dollar, for the dollar". The more we head to the government's will, the less control the people possess adn Democracy is lost. We must think as individuals to create a united society and when injustice rules, we must stand up for what is right.

Remember, revolution has always led us to freedom and if we don't fight for what we believe in, those beliefs will be stripped from us.

No man owns me! I may be in prison but I am free to do as I choose. I choose a path of righteousness, not because it says somewhere that I have to but because it is my duty. My rights are not granted by a nation, they are mine by birth. and no one can take that from me. In the past I chose wrong doing because I was ignorant, thus I had to be muzzled like a dog. I gave power to others. Now that the veil has been lifted from my eyes, I take back that power. The government may rule the land but I rule myself. No one holds any power over me on this plane.

Abide by the laws of the land while in the land out of respect adn if they impose no burden. Fight only laws that are injust and illogical. Never let anyone rule you or what belongs to you and never try to dominate others. Live and let live! Declare yourselves a free people, pushing toward a brighter future.

6 comments:

  1. I don't know about the interpretation of this Act as you have described it. It sounds misconstrued. I might try to research it later, but I hope that someone who knows about this will provide the answer in a comment.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  2. This is a really great post but we are a Republic! That is America, We the People = Republic. I think that is what so many people forget because the word democracy gets thrown around but we are supposed to be a government of the people, by the people with our elected representatives. "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the REPUBLIC (not Democracy) for which I stand..."

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  3. Hadn't heard of this particular act. But true comes when light invades our darkness regardless of our physical location.

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  4. Part 1 Of 2:

    Hello, DANIEL ~
    The only movement I am aware of with a similar name is the 'American Sovereignty Restoration Act', which was legislation proposed by Texas Congressman Ron Paul designed to dissolve the United States' involvement in the United Nations (an idea I wholeheartedly back, by the way).

    However, the concept to which you refer is something that has been around for AT LEAST as long as 1992 and probably much longer. I was first made aware of it by a friend at that time. I am pretty confident that this current program is, unfortunately, just a scam to separate persons from their $250.

    The basic idea behind this appeals to my extreme individualistic nature. There are people who ask the legitimate question: "How could representatives of the original 13 colonies enter into a contract with the Federal Government on behalf of every individual, including those who lived in the territories prior to The Articles Of Confederation or the U.S. Constitution and who might have personally disagreed with the contract?"

    As I said, it's a legitimate question. But it's far too late in our national history to be taken seriously.

    We do indeed have rights that are not bestowed upon us by government, but were ours at birth. That, my friend, is the whole basis of The Declaration Of Independence. That's what our Founding Fathers fought a revolution over!

    And as Jennee accurately points out, our government is a Republic, NOT a Democracy. Our Founders rightfully feared and detested Democracies. (The most succinct and humorous definition of a Democracy being: Two wolves and a sheep deciding what's for dinner.) You will not find the word Democracy in either the Declaration or the Constitution. (I'm gonna have to check out Jennee's blog because she's evidently a smart cookie who knows what far too few of her fellow Americans do.)

    There are several ideas that contribute to the definition of a Republic, but probably the most fundamental goes something like this: A country or state founded on the rule of law; a government that operates according to written laws which are binding upon not just the common man but the leaders and the legislators as well.

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  6. Part 2 Of 2:

    Thoreau wrote: That government is best which governs least. It has often been assumed he was quoting Jefferson, although to my knowledge, there is no genunine proof that this maxim originated from the pen of Jefferson. Nevertheless, I agree with it. But note that Thoreau is not advocating no government at all - which would be anarchy. Because indeed some minimal government is necessary since not all men have yet reached a spiritual state in which they can trust themselves to be constrained by conscience alone.

    Our Founders saw the advantages of forming a very limited government based upon severely restricted Constitutional restraints upon the national government which would assure the maximum amount of individual liberty possible while maintaining safeguards for life and the pursuit of happiness for each citizen.

    As you stated, we are a long way removed from that concept in this country today, and representatives of both Federal and State governments have grabbed as much power as possible (and more than has been legally granted to them by "the Supreme Law of the Land" - the U.S. Constitution) in an attempt to place controls on the people, their life, their liberty, and their pursuit of happiness.

    A thorough research into how our country was formed; the original intent of our Founders; who hijacked the government; how they did it; and why, is one of the most fascinating studies a person can undertake. It's better than some fictional spy thriller because it's real and it involves real espionage and lots of intrigue. (I can recommend some good books if you're interested.)

    But to return to the main topic of your blog bit... you wrote: "Remember, revolution has always led us to freedom and if we don't fight for what we believe in, those beliefs will be stripped from us."

    Well, in truth, Daniel, revolution has not always led to freedom (the French Revolution and the Bolshevik Revolution come immediately to mind, but there have been plenty of other ill conceived revolutions in mankind's history.)

    And as far as "declaring ourselves independant, self-governed entities; a nation in and of ourselves" - while the idea might appeal to those of us highly individualistic persons by nature, it's unrealistic in the extreme to think that this will ever be accepted by a leviathan such as the United States Government.

    Uncle Sam is no more likely to allow an individual (for two hundred and fifty dollars or even two hundred and fifty million dollars) to declare himself a nation of one, unburdened by Federal regulations and oversight.

    There is evidence indicating that the I.R.S. is an un-Constitutional entity which illegally confiscates (i.e., robs) money from American citizens and illegally imprisons them. But try telling that to Uncle Sam or Uncle Sam's courts of law when the I.R.S. comes hunting you. Likewise, a person's argument that he is a sovereign nation unto himself will fall on deaf ears and get him the same reaction from Uncle Sam (i.e., fines and jail time).

    However, I do like your overall outlook, Daniel. It makes me think of the Biblical principle espoused by Jesus who told us to obey God and not fear what men can do to us. Our only real obligations are to God and to our authentic self. And having been created by God and in His own Image, being true to the One will mean being true to the other.

    I enjoyed your post, Brother!

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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