Government in Rebellion

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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.

We are the many; our oppressors are the few. Be proactive. Be a Re-Founder. Join Convention of States. Sign our COS Petition.


9 thoughts on “Government in Rebellion

      1. William Spielberger

        The explanation gives even the harshest critic of an Article V convention a clear understanding of the only PEACEFUL option available to fix our rebellious government. Your article also come at it from a direction new to most people

  1. Carol Menges

    Check out the website, sign the online petition that goes to your state legislators, and volunteer to help patriots throughout the nation. There are many legislative districts that still need District Captains within states. Take that on whether you live in a particular district or not. There are wonderful Tuesday evening online training calls (9:00 PM Eastern Time; they’re also recorded for watching at your convenience) that have been enormously helpful to me. They’re informative and inspirational. You’re needed on deck!

  2. Gary Rosenbaum

    If we ever expect to return this country to its greatness, their is only one way…. An Article V Convention of States…Doesn’t matter if you are a Republican or a Democrat. we have to bring common sense back to our government, and the place to start is a Convention of States…One by one our rights are being taken away by executive order, administrative acts & judicial overreach. The States created the Federal government and its now time to take the power back. Its time for an Article V Convention… it may be a long shot, but it also is our only shot to peaceably & constitutionally restore our Constitution. Visit here to learn more, sign the petition, and sign up to volunteer:

  3. Fred Yerrick

    Our Founding Fathers gave us a Republic and all we have to do is maintain her. It takes “Enlightened Citizens to maintain America and save the Constitution that provides for our Freedom. Please join us a We thank you!

  4. Don Sutton

    A must read for me Rodney. thanks for all your hard work. Writing is not easy. With your efforts and the work of a million plus volunteers will make history!

  5. Diane Barnes

    Very well stated Rodney Dodsworth! Please join us in this battle at Victory will be ours!

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