The defense department has recently released some new publications that aim to teach young service members that people discussing individual liberties and states' rights are extremists. It even goes so far to describe the founders of our beloved nation as being "extreme" in the fact that they rebelled against British rule. This isn't the first time that our government has labeled liberty minded patriots as being radical. In 2009, The Department of Homeland Security issued a report entitled "Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence and Recruitment," which can be viewed here. This report claims that anyone who believes in the constitution or the Bible is a potential terrorist. It also claims that veterans pose a threat to homeland security and that gun owners are right wing radicals. Never mind that the perpetrators of all the recent mass shootings have been left wingers, law abiding gun owners are the real threat. Interestingly, as we witness the push to use mental health laws as a means of restricting our second amendment rights there is another peculiar report you should be made aware of. Called "Political Conservatism as Motivated Social Cognition" which can be seen here, the author tries to convince his readers that political conservatives are mentally ill because of our resistance to change and the way we justify racism in our society. When you also consider the fact that the U.S. military has once again been asked if they would fire upon U.S. citizens who refuse to surrender firearms, (the first time being in 1995 at Marine base 29 Palms) a very dark image emerges indeed.
This is social engineering with the explicit purpose of turning one group of Americans against another. Just as it is with white privilege education, young service members, having already endured an education that is severely biased to a "real" radical leftist world view, one where they insist on teaching the same failures that led to 170,000,000 people killed by their own governments is being pushed by men with an agenda. It's not hard to see where this is going nor is it difficult to see the agenda for what it is; the destruction of our constitutional republic and the surrendering of our sovereignty to a global system of governance administered by the United Nations.
What makes it all the worse is the fact that this agenda seems to be going full speed ahead virtually unchallenged. While there are a few conservatives who have demonstrated they have the necessary courage to call it what it is, most so called republicans can be counted on to simply "cave in" out of fear of being singled out by the mainstream media. Personally, I think a conscious effort needs to be made, by every single one of us, to reach out to our soldiers and either educate them or encourage them to throw their boots over the wire and tell the once honorable Uncle Sam to kiss off.
In Federalist No. 8 Alexander Hamilton writes on the dangers that standing armies grow to pose on their fellow countrymen. He says that the continual necessity for the services of military enhances their importance while diminishing the status of the citizenry. He goes on to say that the military state comes to be elevated above the rest of the people. How wise they were because that seems to be the situation we are in now as our service members are being taught to hate their own brethren. This is why the United States Constitution was written to provide for the maintenance of a Navy and the appropriations of funds for a standing Army for no more than two years.
Article 1, Section 8, Clause 13:
"The congress shall have the power to provide and maintain a Navy"
Article 1, Section 8, Clause 12 states that:
"The congress shall have the power to raise and support armies, but no appropriations of money to that use shall be for more than two years."
In other words, according to the U.S. Constitution a standing army was to be avoided for the very reasons we are witnessing today, and the second amendment was written to provide people with the means of defending the nation. Article I, Section 8, Clause 15 states:
"The congress shall have the power to….provide for the calling forth of the militia to execute the laws of the union, suppress insurrection and repel invasion."
According to Richard Henry Lee, the "militia," when properly formed is made up of the people themselves and includes all men who are able to bear arms. Put in the context of the U.S. constitution this makes sense because the idea of our republic is that the people are sovereign to government power and the government is a servant to the people. This could not be the case except for the first ten amendments to the U.S. constitution which are known as the bill of rights. Today it seems as if many people accept the idea that the federal government, through the supremacy clause has total power over the states. This is untrue. They only have supreme power over those laws that support the constitution, and the tenth amendment explicitly states:
"All powers not delegated to the federal government are reserved to the states and the people, respectively."
Throughout the twentieth century armies of men loyal to their governments and their nations were used to exterminate over 170,000,000 people who opposed the direction their nations were going. This is more dead people in a one hundred year period than in all of history's wars combined. The founding fathers understood the realities of this evil, and this is why we have a constitution that consciously separates the powers of the federal government while purposely creating a system where they are accountable to us, "WE THE PEOPLE." For all practical purposes, many of you seem to be willing to surrender that power while ignoring the danger that doing so poses. If standing up for freedom makes me an extremist then so be it, I am an extremist. If talking about the constitution and our founding fathers makes me a terrorist then I guess I am a terrorist because I am not going to stop. I am not going to cower in fear, in a nation founded on the very idea of people living free from government oppression while my heart still beats, nor should you. The only way we can win this nation back is if we give it everything we have and drop the fear of consequence for not being "politically correct."
(Authors note) I am not suggesting that the U.S. Army should be dismantled or shouldn't exist. I am only referencing the wisdom of the founders in their attempts to prevent tyranny.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook, Google Plus, & Twitter. You can also get Freedom Outpost delivered to your Amazon Kindle device here.