by Gunnery Sergeant John McClain, USMC, Retired
I’ve been writing a column now for about three months, and from this, I’ve gotten much encouraging mail, a few critical pieces pointing out my flaws, and a few letters suggesting I’m simply out of my mind. Recently, I’ve gotten a couple letters complaining I am on “one track”, and suggesting I shouldn’t be, or asking to be removed from my mailing list.
I would like to say, I am not a writer, I am a retired Marine watching my Nation take a sudden and steep drop, after a long steady decline, ever increasing in slope, all my life. I have taken pen in hand, so to speak, only because I know the Nation cannot stand and our course continue either as it was, or as it is, now, under obama. I know this because I have studied history, and it has shown no Nation has survived going the way we are.
We have gone from being a Nation with a government fully held in check by a fixed legal Contract, The Constitution, exactingly explicit of its scope and authority, to a central government which only pays lip service to that Constitution, not merely ignoring it, but deliberately twisting its words, suggesting malleable rather than explicitly for the purpose of binding the government to its original purpose.
We are told we are bound by the laws of our government, and as “A Nation Under Law”, must abide both by the laws produced by different levels of government, and by the rules produced by bureaus created to fulfill the demands of some of those who should be serving in government, but have chosen to rule.
The Constitution is very specific in its supremacy over all our law, specifying any which contradicts it, being “null and void at its inception”. The Constitution specifies this, both for “The People” and “The Several States”; as well as with regard to our interaction with foreign Nations, specifying that no treaty may be entered into which conflicts in principle or purpose with any aspect of our founding documents, our Declaration of Independence, and The U.S. Constitution.
There are those who suggest we must go forward in the same way we have become accustomed to, and that precedent is of greater weight than the law of the Constitution, and the Law of our Declaration, in all its principles.
History also shows that every form of democracy always end up with The People voting more government, and more government charity, “for the good of the poor” than can ever be paid for by those who choose to work.
This is the exact and only reason I write. According to our founders, the people pre-exist government, and establish such government as they feel will secure their rights and respect the source of the authority lent it, by the consent of the governed. Should a government come to be antithetical to those principles, it is not only our right, but it is our solemn duty to alter and or abolish such government, and establish a form we feel would be more fitting and do a proper job in its exact purpose as established.
With this understanding, I have both duty and obligation to fight to see the central government we have which has assumed powers not vested in it, while those to whom the powers are properly placed in, sit by without objection, and have allowed this to continue forward.
We have a singular choice at this time that we must make it whether we like to or not. We can choose to restore the established Republic, and forcibly put government back under the law, and once again be a “Nation under Law”, and legitimate. The other choice being we can accept we are insufficient to do so, accept what is done and what is intended for us, forget we once had a law over government, and once ruled ourselves, and allow our government to choose those we are allowed to vote for, while they plan for the subjugation of our Nation under an international government, and finish the job of disestablishing the one Nation whose stated principles deny any possible rightful world government.
We, the Sovereign Citizens of this Nation, have a choice no other People in this position have ever had. We can choose to take up our Sovereignty, and choose to take control of our authority, and fix what we’ve allowed to happen. We can’t do it by doing what we have continued to do for over a century.
Copyright February 2012 by Gulf1