PostHeaderIcon Obligations Of Obedience

As our country continues its transition from liberty toward tyranny, we are going to have to face questions that have, traditionally, been alien to Americans. These questions will concern the extent of our loyalties, the demands for our obedience, and the extent to which we will honor these demands.

Like all Americans who have served in our military, upon induction I swore an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America. And, I have always understood that this oath has no expiration date. By implication, this oath also requires me to support and defend the government of the United States of America. For years, I have accepted this implication. However, given the current direction of our government, I now amend my commitment to support, defend and obey the U.S. Government to be binding only to the extent that that same government acts is strict accordance with the Constitution, as written.

Stated differently, I have never sworn any oath nor do I acknowledge any loyalty to any arbitrary rule or to any “government”, legitimate or otherwise. Two basic principles are essential to the successful operation of a constitutional republic – as America was intended to be:

The first is that all citizens of the republic are governed with and by their own consent, freely given. What we usually call “government by the consent of the governed”.

The second is that those who make and enforce the laws of the republic are chosen by their fellow citizens and that, despite their election or appointment to an office of authority, they remain fellow citizens, as fully subject to the laws of the republic as those who have not been elected or appointed. That is, in a functional republic, no one is above the law, regardless of office, employment or wealth.

I hereby assert that the republic known as the United States of America no longer qualifies as a valid and functional constitutional republic. I further assert that its government no longer operates as demanded by its constitution and that it no longer operates with the consent of a majority of its citizens.

According to our original founding document, the Declaration of Independence, people are prone to tolerate abuses by governments so long as those abuses are tolerable. And, once such abuses become intolerable, it is up to the citizens to abolish the abusive government and establish an new one better suited to the protection of their natural rights.

I hereby assert that the government of the United States of America now operates in a fashion that poses a direct threat to individual life, liberty and property. I further assert that, in posing such an ever-increasing threat, it has now passed the threshold of tolerance and that the time has come for the people to band together for a renewed Declaration of Independence.

Rulers, Makers, Takers and Useful Idiots

The current state of our nation divides us into three principal groups:

A Ruling Class of elites who, to a large extent, directed the activities of the “elected” officials who supposedly work for the electorate. This Ruling Class is based, primarily on an international financial cartel.
The Makers who produce (and consume) the goods, services and overall wealth of the nation , including the wealth that ends up in the hands of the financial cartel.
The Takers who consume far more than they produce (it, indeed, they produce at all).
The Useful Idiots who live in a totally artificial world and who know little or nothing about the real world of the Makers. Because of their detachment from reality, these Useful Idiots are prone to support emotion-driven ideas that have no rational basis. This group is made up primarily of those who operate in the realm of subjectivity (usually entertainers of various types including many so-called journalists) – a realm where definite conclusions are rarely possible – as opposed the the realm of objectivity where results can be known and measured.

The news media and their allegedly honest polls would have us believe that a large percentage of our population (mostly Takers and Useful Idiots) actually prefers to live under a dictatorship. I don’t believe this. What I do believe is that a large percentage of our population have allowed themselves to be convinced that government can give them (or someone else) something that they did not earn. Well, lately it sure must seem that way to many of us because all the Takers need do is hold out their hands, moan and whine a bit (with supporting moaning and whining from the Useful Idiots), and, voila, some politician promises them any and every thing they could possibly want or need.

For the Ruling Class

All I can tell you is that you will be destroyed. Your kind always are although, like the mythical phoenix, your replacements will inevitably arise again, proving yet again Lord Acton’s maxim. We could spend pages exploring your existence and its root causes but that is fodder for another rant.

For the Takers

I now want to speak directly to the Takers – those of you who live off the labor of your fellow citizens: What you fail to consider is that government does not produce anything. So, anything the Ruling Class (via their puppet government) has to give to you must first have been taken from someone else.

But, says you, why should you worry, they only take it from the “evil rich”. Well, I ask, just who are these “evil rich”? Might they simply be your fellow citizens who just happened to be more productive than you? Might they be the very ones who are producing the things you require for your continued existence? Things like food, shelter, clothing, medical care, etc.? And, after these “evil rich” have been drained, their enterprises destroyed, then what? Let me tell you what. Those “evil rich” will have been changed into Takers, just like you. So, what happens after all the “evil rich” have been converted to Takers – what then? Well, we all know what “then” – only “then” will occur long before all the rich have been drained.

What will happen is that the dictatorship established by the Ruling Class, in order to get the production it must have in order to continue, will enslave all the Takers. Yes, even you. Does it still sound like a promise of a perpetual good life? Did they not explain to you that, in becoming a Taker, you were trading your precious liberty for a future as a slave?

Maybe you let yourself become convinced that you were somehow enslaving the “evil rich”? After all, they expend an ever-increasing amount of their effort working for your benefit. Is that not the very definition of slavery – to be forced to toil for the benefit of another? Let me clarity things for you. You haven’t enslaved anyone because you lack the means to do so. What you have done is helped created a surrogate slave master to do the enslaving for you. This surrogate slave master is the puppet government operated by (and for) the Ruling Class. And, let me assure you, they are “equality opportunity” slave masters. For sure, like any plunderer, they will strike first where the plunder is richest. But, as they plunder our wealth, they destroy the means of replacing that wealth. As the means of replacing wealth diminishes, more people must be enslaved to make up the difference.

The Ruling Class must think you are stupid not to have seen through their long-term plan for you. Indeed, for us all. Might it be time for you to quit believing in fairy tales, start looking at the situation realistically, and begin taking some responsibility for your own future?

For the Makers

Just as you are called on to produce the goods and services we all depend on, likewise, if we are to be saved, you will called on to be the saviors. To this end, I urge all of you to arm yourselves, just as we were urged to do by our Founders. However, I do not advocate the use of such arms for anything other than defense. Our basic response to further predations on the part of our now illegitimate government should be simply to say NO. To refuse, individually and in groups, to submit to further demands for the fruits of our labor or for the surrender of any of our property, including arms. I make this recommendation on the realistic understanding that isolated groups of fed-up citizens stand no chance in pitched battles with government thugs. However, the lack of our production can surely starve the beast.

If they come for your arms, simply say NO, even though they will probably arrest you.

If the come to demand tribute (in the form of taxes), simply say NO, even though they will probably arrest you.

Remember, there are very definite limits to the number of us the government thugs can arrest and imprison. Plus, the more they attempt to do so, the greater damage to the production that they require from us. Also remember that the start of mass arrests will do much to help convince our more timid fellow citizens that the time to stand up for our rights is upon us.

If, however, they come to do you physical harm, defend yourself, your family and your property in any fashion you can.

I can hear many of you thinking that I am probably crazy, that the situation is not nearly this bad, and that, even if it were, what I propose would never work. My response is that, yes, I may well be crazy, that the situation is even worse than I make it seem, and, while what I propose might not work, on the other hand, it just might.

However intimidating it may sound to you, consider the consequence of continuing to do nothing.

For All

Whether you are a Maker or a Taker, please think about this.

For sure, the coming dictatorship does promise one thing than many of you might think is good – equality. The only problem is that we will all be equally enslaved.

We still have a chance to survive. But the odds against us increase with each passing day. With each day that we do not stand up enmasse and demand a return to the constitutional government of a fully functional republic, the odds of success diminish. Failing that, there is then a lesser chance that a dedicated group of patriots might actually prevail in a civil war and eventually restore our liberty. But, neither of those is the path we are currently on.

And, please, don’t any of you try to tell me again that you are just “too busy” to be concerned about your own liberty and that of your offspring. The people at Valley Forge also had other things to do, other places to be. So did those on the beaches of Normandy and Iwo Jima. So did those who spent so much time founding this nation that they neglected their own fortunes, and, for the most part, lost them in the process.

Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask instead what you MUST do for yourself.

Troy L Robinson

6 Responses to “Obligations Of Obedience”

  • ◄Dave► says:

    Welcome to my world. Very well said, Troy. Too bad the sheeple won’ t listen…

    I have given up on them. Probably due to normalcy bias as much as anything, most just refuse to consider that such apocalyptic future is even possible in America. I completely concur with your assessment, assertions, advice and suggestions. Of course, many years ago I worked out the difference between my country that I love, and the government, which I despise.

    When I was a kid in the Army, I used to wonder why the Russian soldiers fought for such a miserable government. Years later it finally occurred to me that they were fighting for the Motherland, not the ideology of the politicians who had control of their government. If we were attacked tomorrow, we would fight to the death to defend our Fatherland, not for the Obamunist or his twisted ideology. As much as the Iranians despise their government, if we attack Iran they will rally to defend Persia, not the Ayatollahs.

    Unfortunately, most Americans do equate their country with the government – especially conservatives, when things are going reasonably well. “America – Love it or leave it,” by which they mean support our government’s policies or get out. Now that the Marxists and corruptocrats have taken over, and not even bothering to wear a mask anymore, a lot of people are awakening; but I fear not enough.

    Then, too many of those who are riled up think all we need to do to right the ship of state is to elect a ‘godly man’ as President. Right… last time we did that it was Jimmy Carter, and that didn’t work out so very well, as I recall. Others think we just need a businessman to fix it. No, we need a statesman, with the good sense to leave business alone.

    Meanwhile, the GOP establishment was so burned by the Clinton impeachment fiasco, and so afraid of the potential racial blowback, that they will not do the needful to rein in the Chicago street thug, who has pulled off the biggest scam in our history and is now a dictator wannabe. They won’t even discuss the problem, much less take action.

    I am thoroughly disgusted and now that FOX News has joined the MSM in ignoring the real news, I often go several days at a time without even bothering to turn on the TV. Who needs the frustration? Even the phony Primary battle has become totally boring now that all the candidates that were even the slightest bit interesting have been eliminated, except for Ron Paul, who never had the slightest chance.

    Since I refuse to vote for Obama, Romney, or Santorum, I probably won’t even bother to vote this year, unless the Libertarians nominate Wayne Allen Root or at least somebody with enough charisma to be noticed. But, I refuse to allow myself to be depressed by my disgust. I have not only weaned myself off of Fox News, but have cut way back on my internet participation.

    Sensing the potential need to bug out of California in the near future, I have been getting my rig travel-ready. I think I told you that I downsized to a truck camper from my motorhome. I have never taken any long trips in it; but I have been customizing it for FT boondocking and am getting the bug to hit the road. I need to find a safer and saner home base. Truthfully, only the ideal weather keeps me in California.

    I don’t need heating or air conditioning and haven’t encountered a mosquito for years. I hate to give that up; but Liberty is a higher value than comfort. I keep thinking about Texas… perhaps you could use a new neighbor? I just may look you up this summer. 🙂 ◄Dave►

    • Troy says:

      Dave,
      I fear I have all but given up. I sense an inevitability that I can do nothing to counter. That is why I so seldom contribute to this blog these days. Why bother?

      It would be great for you to stop in and see us – although we are on the road for part of the summer. We have no mosquitoes here but it does get HOT in July and August. If you want to look us up, we live in an RV community a few miles outside the town of Whitney and beside the lake of the same name. While an hour’s drive will get us to Ft Worth or Waco, we are in a very rural area and, hopefully, far enough from the Metroplex to escape the fallout from a societal breakdown.

      We just got back from the People’s Republic of California, visiting J9’s son in Apple Valley. I have a great deal of trouble understanding why anyone would want to live in such a place.

      Were it not for the extreme cold, J9 and I would consider joining the Free State movement back in her home state of New Hampshire. Although, the southern part of that state is being destroyed by the overflow from the sewer known as Massachusetts.

      Truth be told, we are simply to old to run away and will have to try to endure whatever is about to happen. I wish my children would get out of the US while they still can but, alas, they are too busy making a living and raising their children to fully understand what is likely to happen here.

      If you have to stay in the US, I suppose Texas is about as good a choice as you can make. We have a few corrupt politicians to purge from our state government but I have hopes for the upcoming election. Unfortunately, our sellout of a Governor is not up for re-election this year.

      We remain active in local TEA Party activities and do what we can.

      We look forward to meeting you!!

      Troy

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