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Message to Richard Cheney

North Country Gazette
(Link removed
at request of Editor
28 May 2008)
We are told by our governments that we must accept government, because governments are necessary
and however frequent their failures,
it is our best interest that they serve,
however extreme the violence inflicted
by the process.

That is the accepted way of other governments, I agree.

But our government is different
from every other government on this planet.
WE are our government and those who staff our offices and administrations are our employees, no more than that.

Governments are abstract concepts.
Without physical, human actors as hands and feet,
the institutions are harmless.
The instutions can no more harm a Citizen
 than a rock can lift itself up and fly.

It follows, that "Government" (Society)
can claim no more power or authority
 than that which can be claimed by any single Citizen.

I have been admonished by friends and associates
who are determined to assert
that once we "created" our governments,
that they became "separate" from us,
endowed with authority and powers of "Society"
superior to those of undividual Citizens.

I reply that if we remain the authority and power
with sovereignty over the instruments we create,
and if our "governments" are now seperate from us,
then it is by their rebellion,
in defiance of our authority and intent.

In America, the institutions of government 
are formed and tolerated 
by the People, You and Me, 
for the sole purpose of protecting and preserving 
the inherent and individual rights and liberty 
of their founders, the People, and us, their Posterity. 

We are the first society of recorded history 
 to achieve Self Governance 
by establishing and maintaining 
the Sovereign Powers for Governing 
in the hands of the Individuals 
of our society. 

The tasks of governing are lawfully performed 
only when individual rights
of life, liberty and property are aggressively defended. 

When we tolerate the sacrifice of individual liberty 
to the convenience of government or the interests of society, 
Liberty, Freedom and Security are forfeited by all. 

In a managed society, no one can be safe 
in their body, their property, their liberty or their ambition 
from manipulation and sacrifice to the will of the powerful. 

We are experiencing a period of epochal transformation 
of our society and our relationships 
with the people of our government 
and the powers which now are exercised over us 
between continents and peoples. 


Sheriffhenry is a source for education and of encouragement
to maintain the Inherent Rights and Liberty 
of the Free Men and Women of America 
and the Free Society we have created. 

I believe that we are at the extreme limit 
of our ability to survive as a Free People 
and that our third war for liberty 
was inevitable, unavoidably
waged in open betrayal
and lost by our own individual
indifference and default. 
If YOU refuse to participate in the peaceful 
restoration of our Republic and our Liberty, 
I must repeat the words of those who bought our Liberty 
by the sacrifice of their lives, blood, families and fortune: 

“If ye love wealth greater than Liberty,
the tranquility of servitude greater 
than the animating contest for freedom, 
go home from us in peace. 

We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. 
Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; 
and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” 
-- Samuel Adams

It may sound harsh and unfair, but I concur with Mr. Adams. 
I join our modern quandry with that of 1776 
using the clear statement of intent by Patrick Henry: 

For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost,
I am willing to know the whole truth;
to know the worst, and to provide for it.
Why stand we here idle? 
Is life so dear, or peace so sweet,
as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? 
Forbid it, Almighty God! 
I know not what course others may take; 
but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!
-- Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775

We must fight,
with pen and persuasion, as we are now engaged.
But if our good will and good sense fail to persuade,
then with whatever dreadful means are necessary. 

We cannot tolerate rebellion among our government 
or sedition and betrayal by submission to tyrants.

If we remain silent and idle,
our future existence contains only the hope
of our swift and painless mortal passage.

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