“It has been found that the best way to ensure implicit obedience is to commence tyranny in the nursery.” - Benjamin Disraeli
As prime minister at the height of the British Empire's power and glory in the 1870s, Disraeli knew what it took to govern with imperial vigor. Government, at all levels, is not composed of leaders, but rulers dictating over the led. Any person who believes the government is naively blind, and even more forthrightly stupid to trust them. But if you would willingly give up individual and natural rights in compliance with coercively mandatory measures, you are nothing less than an accomplice in the downfall of liberty. People are wanting, needing, and what do government officials do? Betray their duties to the people who elect them, or feel no such obligation in cases of appointment by decree.
Therefore, I believe it is past time that every American – born, naturalized or otherwise loyal in citizenship and allegiance – as well as all global rebel patriots re-dedicate themselves to the immortal words set forth by our Founding Fathers in the penultimate founding document, The Declaration of Independence:
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security...
And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
The consent of the governed is being overrun by the destructive means of the governing, and the abuses and usurpations must come to an end before it is too late. Like Disraeli, these bureaucratic overseers understand that indoctrination is best begun early in order to achieve obedience that has the appearance of consent; is it little wonder the recurrent application of education “reforms” – from pre-K to secondary – toward that end? While resistance may be futile, compliance, brought about by a certain degree of lassitude, is nothing short of defeat. As President Calvin Coolidge stated, “freedom is not only bought with a great price; it is maintained by unremitting effort.
©2014 Steve Sagarra