Righting Our Consent Newsletter

Our great country has its roots in revolution against government without representation.  The people did not consent to most of what they were being subjected to, which amounted to a constant and increasing oppression of freedom and man’s unalienable rights. Eventually they declared their independence from the conditions they found intolerable.  They in effect righted their consent in their governance.

Find out what traditional Americans are doing to right their consent.  Knowing our principles and fighting for them is a duty we cannot afford to ignore with the liberal assault on who we are and what we believe as a country.

April 29, 2011           Issue #17- 2011

Arbitrary Laws Must Not Stand

“’Tis a Mistake to think this Fault [tyranny] is proper only to Monarchies; other Forms of Government are liable to it, as well as that. For where-ever the Power that is put in any hands for the Government of the People, and the Preservation of their Properties, is applied to other ends, and made use of to impoverish, harass, or subdue them to the Arbitrary and Irregular Commands of those that have it: There it presently becomes Tyranny, whether those that thus use it are one or many.” –John Locke

Shortly after riding into office in 2009 on a blank slate, where many a voter had interpreted his vague, albeit exciting sounding platitudes of “hope and change” to be their own hopes and vision of changes, Obama and his collectivist friends “hit the ground running” as he had indicated to his allies he would during his campaign.

Squarely in their target sights was the American health care insurance system, which had been prepped for attack during the campaign as an uncaring, and overly costly system, that was stunting economic growth, failing the people, and in need of major reform.

This was merely a cover lie for the plan to fundamentally change us from a free and consensual government by the people, to a new system of rule over the people by grabbing power from them permanently. Making it appear as if the people were asking for this particular change would be most useful.

Continues…

The Rule of Men Trumps Liberty

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Left Plans for Social Justice Initiative in Seattle

Washington’s Left is engaging in a big push for “social justice” in Seattle, and they will get national support from groups like the ACLU and ACORN [and their renamed satellites] and count on official support within our government at the city, county, and state levels for this as well.

The gist, or core of their initiative is to give special power to one group, or sets of groups, over other people in order to make everything equal.  This of course is not justice at all.  It is social engineering at the expense of liberty and individual rights. The idea that individuals that happen to belong to a particular classification entitles them to be given different rights is both denigrating to those individuals in that group, and of course, it is anti-liberty and in opposition to our constitutional principles.

The past, which is indefensible because for long periods of time that many individuals, especially minorities, were denied true equality and liberty based on a physical description, cannot now be used to justify “group” or “positive rights” trumping the sovereignty of the individual. Only the same exact rights for all is equality. When we have reached the point where rights only start at the level of a favored group, than all rights are lost forever, and the individual becomes subservient to whomever the current power holders are, or will be. We would no longer be Americans.

The following essay shines some light on this main issue which now divides Americans.

The Petition of Positive Rights
ROC Op/Ed March-2011

What would we find out about our friends and neighbors political views were we to prepare and circulate the “Petition for Positive Rights?”

The following core ideology is what is embodied in such a petition:

In order for society to exist and function in a fair, compassionate, and just manner, certain groups must be given preferential treatment over other groups, and individual rights are necessarily secondary… in all cases, for the greater good. The experts in government are best suited to administer these decisions for the people, and enforce compliance to these societal rights. The people are entitled to positive rights to eliminate any and all inequities that may arise, if a society is to be responsible and responsive to the people. Our Constitution did not anticipate modern problems, therefore omitting these positive rights was, and remains its great flaw in need of correction.

Taking this petition door to door would be a great experiment in discovery.  Many citizens would sign it outright, in full agreement. They are already convinced that others should be responsible for their needs. Others might too, without even seriously considering for an instant that they had just agreed to forgo their own personal liberty or freedom to choose how to live, and assign it to government “experts.” People that value freedom however would be rightly taken aback, in shock and horror that anyone in America would be calling for an end of freedom in a petition, and inciting a call for permanent servitude.

The problem is, that regardless of whether or not any such actual petition is in existence, increasingly the American people have been consciously or unconsciously adopting this doctrine since the 1920’s when social liberalism first got real traction in our country. FDR’s “New Deal” then set us on the path of an ever-expanding welfare state, that has grown to monstrous and unsustainable proportions, is corrupt beyond belief, and has placed the most prosperous nation ever in the history of mankind on a destination for inevitable and complete economic, social, and moral collapse. Meanwhile the morality and values previously widely shared among our citizens accustomed to living in liberty, have rapidly spiraled downward into an overall decay of civility in our society as a direct consequence.

The “Petition of Positive Rights” is a direct contradiction to what our U.S. Constitution spells out on how we are to be self-governed, based on equal individual, not collective, rights. Yet, for decades now, we have allowed those whom have sworn to all to uphold our Constitution to get away with ignoring it and imposing that collectivism. While they publicly swear to uphold and defend it, they never fully do, and instead spend their terms busily playing the game of trying to get power for their own favored groups. All the while the individual is stolen from, and is left unrepresented, without having given his or her consent. Leadership has come to mean choosing in favor of “the favored” by the elite “deciders” at all levels of government, but especially by the federal government.

There is very little doubt left that President Obama believes in the “Petition of Positive Rights.” Millions have listened to the audio tape of him speaking precisely to his beliefs for this. He, along with Holder’s Justice Department are not disguising how they are selectively following laws, giving special treatment to some groups depending on their favored status with him, while ignoring the individual rights of the people or groups not in favor with him, based on his agenda. And to him, the radical federal court rulings of the past were not radical enough for not cementing in place new “positive rights.” Positive rights are whatever government says they are.

Speaking of the Warren Court its interpretation of the Constitution during the Civil Rights movement, Obama said, “It wasn’t that radical. It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution. At least as it’s been interpreted and more important interpreted in the same way that, generally, the Constitution is a charter of negative liberties; says what the states can’t do to you, what the federal government can’t do to you, but it doesn’t say what the state government or federal government must do on your behalf.”

This audio tape was made public before Obama was elected, and still he was elected. It is very clear that the Left is determined to agitate, aggravate, and exploit those already dependent, until they in turn demand that even more of the decisions be placed into governments hands, and of course, the people’s money as well.  Obama is leading them in the destruction of our constitutional principles using these techniques.
Positive rights are really about relinquishing personal power, and giving it to nameless, faceless bureaucrats. Obama does not explain that everything government does for one entity can only be done at the expense of, and to, another entity.

One favored and protected group in particular, the so-called mainstream media, has enabled the advance of the Petitioners, and the demise of our liberty, by themselves becoming dependent on the elitists. Ironically their special protected status was always meant to help ensure liberty, and guard against them becoming dependent on governments in power as a check to it. But those who become dependent are no longer free to choose what they say or do.  Now, to keep their own favored group status, they must comply and be subservient to their masters. Having a near monopoly on the information dispensed for public consumption, and dutifully reporting it based on a biased “consensus” acceptable to their masters has worn thin on many people. The old media is now widely distrusted by any freedom loving American, while the more trusted new media alternatives are vilified and denigrated by both them and the insiders for not playing along. Clearly, informing our families, friends, our neighbors, the young, and the old, on what they are being asked to choose between, and what is at stake, from these opposing sides in this war for our future, now depends greatly on us speaking up and fighting against their propaganda.

There is no room to compromise with these beliefs by the Left, and those capitulating to them on the Right, and still maintain liberty.  We are either going to be free to earn our own way in life, or we will become subservient to our new masters who will have wrestled away each and every last right from us, and redistributed everything about who we are as Americans.

Our Founders knew real justice in a system of government depended on protecting the smallest group, the individual, from infringement by any other group, of any size. They knew the most likely abuser of this would be our own government, due to man’s very nature.  Our heritage though is not to select the weakest among us, only empowered through stolen rights and money, to dictate to the strong. Yet the Petitioners act as if this is the answer somehow. Our Founders saw the true potential for all mankind lay in the strength and abilities of the free individual, and they were right.

Our freedom movements have our own petition, we call it the U.S. Constitution, and it has served us well when it has been followed. Now let us petition our leaders to remember this.

This is the war we absolutely must win.

Which will prevail, our Constitution, or the Petition of Positive Rights?

[Article reprinted with permission RightingOurConsent.com]

Mutiny on “The Bounty”

Are we really rudderless?

If we look at America as a ship on a journey of destiny, through the seas of time, we can see that our ship of bounty is not by any means rudderless. Likewise the tea party movement is not rudderless either. America is a beautiful and complex ship with incredible power and equally incredible grace. Those that man the various stations that make her go are some of the best educated, most innovative, hard working and loyal people the world has ever had. The systems that make her go are the best ever designed for any journey near or far. They have performed superbly from her launching well over two centuries now.

Lately though our ship has began to falter, our engines are overtaxed, our fuel starved by some rather perplexing orders issued by a new officer corps over the last few decades. Our great ship has altered her course and headed off to some very troubled waters. In addition to the problems brewing within her bowels she has become a target designated for destruction by others.

On board her magnificent decks there are opposing factions that have worked well in times past to check and double check the actions of all to make sure that the proper and necessary procedures were adhered to to insure the integrity of the ship so we could safely navigate the stormy seas that compose the worlds history. So successful has this journey been that it is the envy of the entire world, and has spawned both awed admirers and jealous hatred alike.

However those who have ridden and lived their lives aboard have found liberty, freedom, reward, and happiness so long as they have maintained a respect for the integrity of her systems. Others have become disenchanted with the intended functions of her systems and make specious claims they are outdated, and the results of breaching the interlocks on our systems are beginning to have catastrophic results. The operating instructions were corrupted, the training too, the redesigns were constantly slipped in, and those who had redesign in mind seized power from those who wished for the integrity to be maintained. The results are that our engines are working much harder now, our fuel starved, and our boat is overladen and stressed to a breaking point.

Our troubles are many and to compound this hideous situation we are being steered straight into further trouble. Our systems may soon be beyond repair. We may be unable to change course, lose most of or all of our propulsion and lose any ability to institute any independent damage control. The ship is listing badly to the left.

The good news is that traditionally there are many more in the faction that believes in the integrity of our systems than there are who are instituting the redesigns. They may be able to save our ship yet. But how?

The redesigns control everything now. They control the officer promotion system and will use any means possible to keep that power. They hold all the key positions to steer and manage the power of the ship too. They control the procedures and the publications for running the ship and they control the fuel.

The ships communications network is vital to both the re-designers and the traditionalists. The messages are in conflict. The re-designers would have all on board believe that their redesigns are working splendidly and that not only is everything fine, it is much better, and will be very apparent once all the old thinking is gone.

The rest of the crew knows better. They have seen many such ships with the same ill designs wrecked on the rocky coasts of history. The rest of the crew are those that have now joined the tea party movement or will soon.

Our movements rudder is our shared knowledge of the integrity of systems designed superbly to work in harmony by limiting the power of those at the helm to redesign any of them. We are the engines of our ship. Our fuel is our way of life which is based on our God given rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

The officers of our ship have hijacked us, they are the pirates that seek to rob us of our choices and still think we will be their engines. They pretend to know of calmer waters and a better way forward, but they do not.

Re taking control of our ship is vital now. Being able to restore the integrity of our systems is also vital but will take much longer to repair. The pirates are guarding against both. They are trying to make their changes irreversible. They have just begun to employ techniques that will drown out any protests to their actions.

We do have a Captain for our ship, and all have sworn to obey this captain. Only those who actually are doing this are worthy of our loyalty and those that usurp our Captain’s authority need to be forever demoted, and never again be entrusted with any delegated power received by the people of our ship. All the pirates must be removed.

Our Captain is the US Constitution, and it is up to us to demand that only this steerage ever be used to guide our ship with Gods blessing and protection.

THOU, too, sail on, O Ship of State!
Sail on, O UNION, strong and great!
Humanity with all its fears,
With all the hopes of future years,
Is hanging breathless on thy fate!
We know what Master laid thy keel,
What Workmen wrought thy ribs of steel,
Who made each mast, and sail, and rope,
What anvils rang, what hammers beat,
In what a forge and what a heat
Were shaped the anchors of thy hope!
Fear not each sudden sound and shock,
’T is of the wave and not the rock;
’T is but the flapping of the sail,
And not a rent made by the gale!
In spite of rock and tempest’s roar,
In spite of false lights on the shore,
Sail on, nor fear to breast the sea!
Our hearts, our hopes, are all with thee,
Our hearts, our hopes, our prayers, our tears,
Our faith triumphant o’er our fears,
Are all with thee,—are all with thee!

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Just a few reasons to despise Obamacare proposal!

Alan Caruba highlights just some of the provisions of Obamacare

Page after Page of Reasons to Hate Obamacare

Here are just a few very good reasons to hate Obamacare:

• Page 22: Mandates audits of all employers that self-insure!
• Page 29: Admission: your health care will be rationed!
• Page 30: A government committee will decide what treatments and benefits you get (and, unlike an insurer, there will be no appeals process)
• Page 42: The “Health Choices Commissioner” will decide health benefits for you. You will have no choice. None.
• Page 50: All non-US citizens, illegal or not, will be provided with free healthcare services.
• Page 58: Every person will be issued a National ID Healthcard.
• Page 59: The federal government will have direct, real-time access to all individual bank accounts for electronic funds transfer.
• Page 65: Taxpayers will subsidize all union retiree and community organizer health plans (read: SEIU, UAW and ACORN)
• Page 72: All private healthcare plans must conform to government rules to participate in a Healthcare Exchange.
• Page 84: All private healthcare plans must participate in the Healthcare Exchange (i.e., total government control of private plans)
• Page 91: Government mandates linguistic infrastructure for services; translation: illegal aliens
• Page 95: The Government will pay ACORN and Americorps to sign up individuals for Government-run Health Care plan.
• Page 102: Those eligible for Medicaid will be automatically enrolled: you have no choice in the matter.
• Page 124: No company can sue the government for price-fixing. No “judicial review” is permitted against the government monopoly. Put simply, private insurers will be crushed.
• Page 127: The AMA sold doctors out: the government will set wages.
• Page 145: An employer MUST auto-enroll employees into the government-run public plan. No alternatives.
• Page 126: Employers MUST pay healthcare bills for part-time employees AND their families.
• Page 149: Any employer with a payroll of $400K or more, who does not offer the public option, pays an 8% tax on payroll
• Page 150: Any employer with a payroll of $250K-400K or more, who does not offer the public option, pays a 2 to 6% tax on payroll
• Page 167: Any individual who doesnt’ have acceptable healthcare (according to the government) will be taxed 2.5% of income.
• Page 170: Any NON-RESIDENT alien is exempt from individual taxes (Americans will pay for them).
• Page 195: Officers and employees of Government Healthcare Bureaucracy will have access to ALL American financial and personal records.
• Page 203: “The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax.” Yes, it really says that.• Page 239: Bill will reduce physician services for Medicaid. Seniors and the poor most affected.”
• Page 241: Doctors: no matter what speciality you have, you’ll all be paid the same (thanks, AMA!)
• Page 253: Government sets value of doctors’ time, their professional judgment, etc.
• Page 265: Government mandates and controls productivity for private healthcare industries.
• Page 268: Government regulates rental and purchase of power-driven wheelchairs.
• Page 272: Cancer patients: welcome to the wonderful world of rationing!
• Page 280: Hospitals will be penalized for what the government deems preventable re-admissions.
• Page 298: Doctors: if you treat a patient during an initial admission that results in a readmission, you will be penalized by the government.
• Page 317: Doctors: you are now prohibited for owning and investing in healthcare companies!
• Page 318: Prohibition on hospital expansion. Hospitals cannot expand without government approval.
• Page 321: Hospital expansion hinges on “community” input: in other words, yet another payoff for ACORN.
• Page 335: Government mandates establishment of outcome-based measures: i.e., rationing.
• Page 341: Government has authority to disqualify Medicare Advantage Plans, HMOs, etc.
• Page 354: Government will restrict enrollment of SPECIAL NEEDS individuals.
• Page 379: More bureaucracy: Telehealth Advisory Committee (healthcare by phone).
• Page 425: More bureaucracy: Advance Care Planning Consult: Senior Citizens, assisted suicide, euthanasia?
• Page 425: Government will instruct and consult regarding living wills, durable powers of attorney, etc. Mandatory. Appears to lock in estate taxes ahead of time.
• Page 425: Government provides approved list of end-of-life resources, guiding you in death.
• Page 427: Government mandates program that orders end-of-life treatment; government dictates how your life ends.
• Page 429: Advance Care Planning Consult will be used to dictate treatment as patient’s health deteriorates. This can include an ORDER for end-of-life plans. An ORDER from the GOVERNMENT.
• Page 430: Government will decide what level of treatments you may have at end-of-life.
• Page 469: Community-based Home Medical Services: more payoffs for ACORN.
• Page 472: Payments to Community-based organizations: more payoffs for ACORN.
• Page 489: Government will cover marriage and family therapy. Government intervenes in your marriage.
• Page 494: Government will cover mental health services: defining, creating and rationing those services.
A tip of my hat to my friend, Ben Cerruti, for providing this look at the Obamanation called Obamacare. Write, email, fax or call your Senators and your Representative and tell them to vote NO!

The Clubbing of Americas Middle Class

I hope that Americans remember this week not to let up the pressure they have been putting on Congress. The Senate now has the ball in its court on “Cap and Trade”. Our Senators need to know that we the people recognize the outrageous bill that came out of the House last week for what it is, and what it is not.

What it is not, is a solution for protecting the environment, jobs, energy independence, or any of the purported reasons it’s proponents have forwarded.

What it is, is a legislative club to be used in an unmerciful fashion to wreck havoc on the middle class and our property, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.

Did you give consent to your Representative to beat you down, to destroy your countries prosperity, and to deny your children’s unalienable rights and freedom?

Why was the president smirking and smiling, and Nancy Pelosi applauding herself and fellow conspirators when they passed this hideous method of control over the populous?

The basics of government are really simple in that we either or served by our government or serve our government. Cap and trade is a brutal club to hasten a change from a system of freedom, to a system of servitude, it is really that basic.

This Global Warming scam is the conspiracy of all conspiracies and it’s inventors are master swindlers. Convincing millions of Americans of an urgent need to self destruct has involved a meticulous and deliberate conspiracy by a lot of people.

Remove the “bought and paid for” science from the equation, and the debate truly is totally over, the “deniers” win, there is no global warming! People all over the world are now beginning to be skeptical for good reason, they are hearing the real scientific evidence, finally!

Here in this country there is still a tendency to believe that our own government is incapable of taking ruthless brutal actions against their own citizenry for no good reason. Maybe that is why so many people look for truth in what their government says, when they are lying through their teeth without blinking an eye!

It’s time to tell Congress this sham is exposed and it is past time to kill it for good. It is time to shame those for ever supporting this blatant attack on our freedom and to hold those who have aided and abetted in this crime against us accountable.

Should we give them consent to use this club, it will be used, and it will not be pretty.

We will be beat into submission and become subjects rather than citizens, ruled by the very people that engineered our demise for their power over us, and global warming will become a faint memory that had something to do with our loss.

“Change” by Our New Anti Freedom Government

Our president has demonstrated he is Anti-Freedom.

For the first time in my adult life I feel that we have been infiltrated by enemies of freedom.

I know other feel this too.  It is an almost surreal situation where the popular culture and media ignore the most obvious facts of the times.

Look at Iran today where millions look for any acknowledgment from a newly silent US Government that they are right to stand for freedom for themselves!  It is a travesty to whom we are as a people, and what we represent, to let these people be crushed by a brutal regime, and by the deathly refusal of this anti-freedom president to speak up!

I don’t know why Michelle Obama could not ever see any good about my country before, but since her husband was elected I can honestly say his policies have made me ashamed of who we are being now.

His buddies around the world are all  the worst enemies of freedom, and I have not heard him promote freedom at all in his travels.  I have only heard apologies for having played a role in the spread of democracy and his pledge to end such practices.

In fact everything is so anti-American and anti-freedom with this administration and his ideological and obedient cousins in Congress that one wonders if we are missing something?

You are not missing a thing, this is what it is, our “change” is a systematic dismantling of all things that makes America strong.

Our prestige, our economic might, our military might, our free society, our moral standing, and our liberty are all being dismantled deliberately.

When one believes as Barack Obama does- in an ideology that demands a completely level field and equality amongst all peoples, than what other choice would one choose if one were in the position to make those directional choices?

Some of the people we have known for a great deal of our lives are seemingly blissfully unaware that this is exactly the “change” Obama has brought.  They seem unconcerned and locked into the identity they long ago chose for themselves.

They see themselves as JFK Democrats, or sympathetic to the cause of the little guy or working class.

Little do they realize that JFK would fall into their class of “right wing extremist” as issued by the left as a dirisive term applying to any and all that oppose them.  Given JFKs positions on cutting taxes and strong defense he would probably be to the right of every Democrat in Congress today!

And Martin Luther King was a Republican people!  He believed in God too, by the way! Today he would be targeted for legal takedown by the anti-American ACLU!

Our problem of having the major news outlets editors presenting a distorted perspective to every single story is enabling this anti-freedom “change” Obama has brought.

The little guy and the underdog?  Ask yourself this, where did all our manufacturing capacity go and why is it gone?  The unions are now in the only industries left, (the service and construction sectors) having forced businesses to seek labor where it makes economic sense.

Meanwhile thousands of the “little guys” that trusted the unions no longer have any job much less a good paying job.

The Democrats pander to special interests groups of every ilk for one reason only to garner votes, yet they show their true colors by embracing tyrants where gays,women, and the working class are brutally repressed.

So it can be very discouraging to see friends falling for all the games being played by the liberals who’s only actual purpose is to secure permanent “ruling” powers for themselves, while acting as if they are the new gods and saviors of mankind.

Fortunately the patriotic “teaparty movement” came about and a second wave of powerful and now organized protests to the insanity of todays governments actions is underway.  Try as they might, the media that sold their integrity to retain access, will not be able to dismiss us as a passing fad.  we are here now,  and we are a force in place to take a stand for our principles once again!

Many people have expressed frustration, so deflating have been the unrelenting assaults on our principles cherished by our people, but now is not the time to be discouraged!

Read  Give Up? Are you Kidding?

Get yourself and family out to an Independence Day rally they will be going on across the nation and the numbers will exceed those we saw on April 15th , so it will be huge.

Encourage people to read the Constitution and understand the limits of power on government, and how the out of control spending and growth of big government, and the assault on liberty- must be stopped!

Trust Them: They Are Doing This For Your Own Good!

Actually it is for their own good and to our detriment.

The two plans the liberals want to permanently control you and I, and the rest of America, are Socialized Medicine and the Cap & Trade Energy Seizing  Mega Tax.

By controlling our energy they have the reins on all our economic endeavors, and by meddling in our health care they have direct control over our lives.

This is about becoming a dictating government- a tyranny, not a representative or freedom promoting one.

Reasons to Distrust Your Government

By Alan Caruba