Our Presidents, Congress, Judiciary and States have always
found the constitutional relationship of sovereignty, people and government
to be inconvenient. They have worked constantly to impose their iron hand
of tyranny upon our purpose and subsequent tolerance for those who govern.
The second major shift of the sands under the Constitutional foundation
of our country was the consolidation of Federal power in the states and
the creation of a Federal US citizen by the President, Congress and the
Supreme Court during the 1860 to 1887 period.
At that time, the time of our War Between the States, the prevalent
understanding of the People was that the union of states was voluntary
and mutually beneficial, that the states were each sovereign entities and
that secession was incorporated as a viable political necessity.
Lincoln eliminated the concept of state sovereignty and voluntary union
by invading, conquering, occupying and forcibly recovering the states of
the Confederate States of America as States of the union. The re-incorporation
of the conquered states of the Confederacy into the Federal Union was accomplished
under a condition of military rule under Presidential proclamation and
formalized under the Reconstruction acts. Also during this process, Lincoln
unconstitutionally created an entirely new state, and had existing state
representatives removed from the Congress and State governments who would
not agree to legislation necessary to his ambition for a new Federal Nation..
A fair argument can be made that the constitutional union of "the united
States of America" (the plural proper noun utilized in the Declaration
of Independence) expired during that period and was replaced by a new federal
Nation, called the "United States", (a singular proper noun adopted by
the Federal Government). Neither succeeding presidents nor Congress have
deemed it necessary to repeal the anti constitutional legislation known
as the Reconstruction Acts, which established military rule in all of the
states. These acts remain valid and in effect today.
Since 1865, the new Federal Government has replaced the Constitutional
federal authority with parallel Federal institutions, substituting Federal
Municipal Fiat for constitutional authority, extending National mandates
to the States by collusion with and bribery of state governments and the
extension of pacts between the States and the National governments. Prominent
examples of this substitution are the United States Postal Service, a private
corporation which operates in substitute for the constitutional Post office
of the United States of America, and the Federal Reserve, another private
corporation established in substitution for constitutional mandates concerning
money and federal borrowing.
The replacement of our federal republic with a National Government is
effective in practice, however faulty it may be in law. The Federal Government
as we know it today, was created piecemeal as successive Congresses, Presidents
and Courts followed Lincoln's persuasive lead and themselves abandoned
the delegated powers and limitations of the federal constitution, exchanging
limited enumerated powers for presumption of unlimited municipal
powers over the District of Columbia and other federal Places purchased
for "needful buildings" and other enumerated purposes. The Congress and
President now claim (with Federal Court confirmation), that the Constitution
has no controlling effect on federal municipal powers expressed under Article
I, Section 7, Clause 17. Their claim is that "the Federal government rules
there and it exercises exclusive sovereign authority with unlimited powers".
What Congress, the President or the Courts order, is that the entire "Nation"
is subject , directly or by State proxy, to the unlimited powers of the
Municipal Federal enclave. While the claim of the reconstructed Federal
Government may be excused as a misunderstanding or as an expedience of
institutionalized bureaucracy, the unlawful practice of Federal Supreme
Sovereignty and bureaucratic excuses of must end at that point.
We must consider what next may easily be termed treason. The people
of the Federal government, via the institutional bureaucracy, at the instigation
of a succession of presidents, with the acquiescence of the Congress and
the complicity of the federal courts, extended the presumption of Federal
Supreme Sovereignty to the States. Although initially slow to adopt this
revolutionary and treacherous scheme, the state institutions and representatives
joined the Federal Government to create what we now mistakenly consider
to be the new "United States". The replacement of the constitutional republican
union by the Federal National Government is not fully comprehended by the
People, but has achieved a national quality and effect. Many of our society
prefer this Nationalization of our country's governing processes.
A few among us still find the conversion unwelcome and abhorrent.
We are at war in Our country. The people of our government , of our
governing institutions both public and private, are in rebellion against
the establishment and perpetuation of our self-government as We the People.
Sheriffhenry Essays explore the processes, effects and consequences
of the ongoing revolution by elected representatives, officials and servants
of our institutions, against the People's constitutional self-government.
In these essays, I allude to "We the People", state constitutions, the
federal constitution, the Federal US government and the State governments.
The common theme of my essays is to explain these terms and why the jurisdictional
definitions are critical to understanding individual loss of self-determination
and governing sovereignty in our country. The goal suggested by these essays
is the recovery of our individual liberty and inherent sovereignty as Citizens.
For example, when we established the working rules for our federation,
the united States of America, a wise number of our founders refused to
accept the new Constitution without the incorporation of certain provisions.
The first provision adopted is the first amendment, which established that
the Congress could make no law regarding speech, press, religion, assembly
and petition for redress. The second amendment is not limited to the Congress,
and therefore is also a limitation upon the States. The second amendment
is the enforcing clause of the first amendment. The right of the People
to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. enemies are both foreign
and domestic. When the people in government become careless of our constitutions,
they become our enemies. It is the option solely of the People , to select
petition by pacific means or by more unmistakable means.
Regardless of how our institutional leaders have chosen to view their
own actions, by the imposition of their will, however well intended, they
have chosen to abandon obedience to our strictures for self-governing and
they are now waging physical, political, economic and social war upon us.
Our leaders and institutions are now engaged both in the destruction of
We the People and in diligently inducing and creating external enemies
who may justifiably seek our demise as a People and a society.
We must act positively and conclusively to deny them either option.
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