The Latin rebellare means renewal of war. When a town or tribe was conquered and terms of peace agreed to, it was in rebellion if it violated its settlement with the Romans. From this, the root of the word rebellion involves rejection of an agreement by the conquered. Violence to reassert dominance and control is typically the conqueror’s response. Closer to home, recall that sporadic slave disturbances of early America were ruthlessly put down with Roman-style force.
Our duty as American citizens goes no further than obedience to the law of our making requires. We are not servants of the law. On the other hand, when public men and women, whose very existence is up to the sovereign people, swear obedience to the law, they render themselves servants to it. They are our creatures, our creation. The supreme and statutory law of the sovereign people are their masters.
Since the master sets the rules for servants to obey, it impossible for a master to be in rebellion against his servants. Thus, there can be no such thing in the world as rebellion of an entire nation against its politicians, its servants. Rebellion has no relationship to the actions of a people vindicating their own laws and liberties against a government that violates them.
To infer otherwise is to invert the relationship of our Constitutional compact in which a preexisting society created a government to “secure the blessings of liberty to (them)selves and (their) prosperity.” Government is subservient to its master, the sovereign people.
Yet, by degrees over the decades, America has endured a subtle and ongoing rebellion. John Locke defined usurpation as the exercise of a power entitled to another; tyranny is the exercise of power beyond right, of which no public official can have. Through various usurpations and outright tyranny, the creature of our Constitution has turned on, and is in rebellion against its creators, we the sovereign people. Our situation illustrates that the best Constitution of government ever designed is of no value if there isn’t a convenient and sufficient power at hand to restore our rights and liberties. Without a recognized, effective, peaceful mechanism the sovereign can employ to assert its rights and punish those in rebellion, the rebels will eventually become conquerors and set the terms of peace.
We, the sovereign American people circa 2016 are in a difficult place; we are to obey the law which our servants, the usurpers and tyrants, ignore. As the incidence of their assaults accelerate, the inadequacy of Article V as well as the impeachment, conviction and removal clauses of Article I to reverse the usurpations and defeat tyranny become ever more evident.
The time has arrived to resort to first principles. Realize the rebels are winning. They command the high ground of this war, the courts and executive branch agencies. In their hands these institutions, which were designed to secure free government, work to deny freedom. No election, even after a Donald Trump win, can dislodge them. But We the People, when acting in our Sovereign Capacity, are not answerable to the very rebels who work to deprive us of liberty. Delegates sitting in convention to consider amending our supreme law and governing form are answerable to God’s natural law and nothing else. A convention of all the states, a handful or just two can start the vital process that might restore what belongs to us, free government.
Conservatives who rightfully cherish the natural right to defend themselves with firearms, yet oppose a convention of states, should reconsider. Free government is gone, and we are fast losing the remnants of our liberty with hardly a shot from the rebels. Using little physical violence, they have absconded with the law and will not be satisfied until they complete Obama’s promised transformation.
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