Signatures In Blood, & The Death Of Liberty
Commentary by TLB Contributor: Ken LaRive
We all know well the significance of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Each individual who made his mark knew at that moment his life was no longer his own. That document was a testament, a charged declaration for change. If they actually failed, they would surely be put to death, or worse, reside in a dank prison somewhere in England for the rest of their days. Failing was no option.
In that early civilized society, the signature was a primary binding contract. Though today it can come in many forms, from a cryptic password on EBay, finger prints on a check, cameras at a register, even a retina scan, but is all a grand attempt to do the same thing a signature originally did, i.e., make us responsible. So important is the signature bond that some, so called, primitive societies sign documents with their own blood! With it, a person becomes accountable, answerable not only to the words that came before, but to their actions as well. There was a time when a man’s pride went along with that signature, and he would rather die than ever have it revoked. It was called honor…
The modern legal system is undermining this original concept, and the validity of a signature can be as complicated as the many loopholes they have designed. No longer is an individual being held accountable, responsible, and there are times when it is not even worth the paper it is written on. Lawyers are twisting the basic individual accountability that was once the cement that held us together as a society… and why? Because it is lucrative.
On our way back from the West Pacific in 1971, aboard the USS Kitty Hawk, just a day from Hawaii, there was a surprise locker inspection in my division. Several men were arrested by the Master at Arms in their offices, and handed over to our Marines. From that point they were confined to the outer hole of the brig, awaiting an XO mast. It seems that drugs or drug paraphernalia was found, and this was highly unacceptable behavior in the US Navy.
One man caught, was an educated, and well liked yeoman. He worked in the personnel office, and slept in my same berthing compartment, along with about 50 others. He was made to sign a confession, by his own hand. Under his signature he put the letters, “UD”. The Marine’s Duty Officer asked him what those letters meant. He told him that he had heard that if he would put UD under his name, signifying “Under Duress” that it would make the signature null in a court of law. This spread around the ship like wildfire, and I got a call from a friend to tell me what he had heard.
The XO was not amused, and this young guy was detained for one month in the stockade. His head was shaved, and he was told what to do by Marines every moment of the day. He lost his orders, previously being assigned to land duty somewhere in The States, one stripe and a pay grade, and went directly back to Vietnam for another nine months. Indeed, it hit home: we belonged entirely to the US Government. UD meant nothing, and because he attempted to bypass his responsibility, his signature, and his honor, no longer belonged to him.
A signature can take the form of a mere handshake, or a number found in the pocket of your new coat. Two leaders shaking hands on public television making promises for peace would seem to be under contract to do so, and the person who inspected that article of clothes seems to be the final party responsible. And so, a signature’s wide description can be defined basically as… the taking of individual responsibility.
Why should we contemplate such a nebulous concept? What good will it do in our day and age, where responsibility is being waylaid by the promise to make a quick buck? Lawyers, and their lackeys, Certified Public Accountants, are eating away at what was once held sacred in this country, and the word, the signatory promise of an individual, no longer has substance. In a court of law precedence is now being set by Progressive minded opinions that a person can relinquish responsibility for the signature by situational circumstance. A person was spanked too much, or not enough, too poor in formidable years, or too rich, can undermine responsibility for action. Frivolous law suits are breaking this country, along with the socialistic ideals set forth by the Progressive Democrat Socialists. No working responsible man today should be required to share his wealth, won by hard work and time, to those who take no responsible inclination toward those goals.
Just as a signature was once a promise for what came before, so too should we look at what made this nation great for over 200 years. We didn’t stand back and let other countries, or an individual, nibble at our wealth. Industry was strong because of an ideal called free enterprise. Socialism/Communism, Progressive Marxism, does not work. Look at Russia for a guide, look to England, France, Spain, and many others in Europe where individuals are taxed for the common good. Low quality is the result. Low quality and unmotivated people, lack of pride, apathetic, and enslaved.
Socialism takes hope and pride from the working class, and brings low quality people up to standards they neither understand, nor deserve. The backbone of this country will belong to the lawyers, and the bottom line of CPAs. Look at the housing projects in New Orleans. Our tax dollars build and maintain a place where drugs, violence, and ignorance is nurtured, where pride is taken by feeding peanuts to those with no motivation but to eat peanuts, or use those very peanuts to buy weapons and drugs, for an internal war that keeps them suppressed. Are we responsible? You bet! Not seeing that the political process has changed, with those selfishly motivated to get something for nothing, will come back on us all. Nothing can come from nothing, with a payment that can only come by giving up Liberty! Dependency is slavery…
Though the following has been attributed to a Scottish professor named Alexander Tyler in 1787, I have not yet found where it was first published. Still, these words are emphatically true, and every responsible person in America should memorize them:
“A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up to and (until) the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to lose fiscal policy, (which is) always followed by dictatorship.”
Note here that our founders did not want to give us a Democracy, and were emphatically opposed to the premise. What they gave us was a Republic based on Constitutional Law, and that indicated that We the People, if we were strong enough, was in control. Unfortunately, that ideal no longer exists, and hasn’t since 1871 when the United States became incorporated, adhering to Maritime Law. We live in an Oligarchy of powerful entities, international corporations, a Federal Reserve System that is itself a corporation stronger than the President himself, the Rothschild Zionist Banking Cartel of Central Banks, who have been responsible for orchestrating every war, every economic catastrophe, and is able to make money not only from both sides of war, by loans and sponsorship, but using “put” options on the down turn, opening the door for their Carpet Baggers to buy up everything for pennies on the dollar, even before the dust settles. and bodies buried. Yes we are slaves, both mind and spirit… but slavery is against human nature, and that cannot be denied.
The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:
From Bondage to spiritual faith;
From spiritual faith to great courage;
From courage to liberty;
From liberty to abundance;
From abundance to complacency;
From complacency to apathy;
From apathy to dependence;
From dependence back to bondage.
I’m a Trump supporter. What I see, after 11 years of study and writing, is that there is indeed a connection between President Trump and Russia. Winston Churchill said it best as he described Russia: a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. Never doubt that President Trump has signed his name with honor. He does not play the games of men, but creates the game. He creates the game according to his rules, and his terms. In that way he can control the outcome. He has a very high intellect and savvy, and knows the games that men play… He will chip away, one increment after another, until America will once again be ruled by We the People. He has vowed to drain the swamp, and that is exactly what he is doing. Amazingly, the only other President that attempted to do this monumental task was, believe it or not, a Democrat. He was a true Liberal, not the Progressive Communistic Philosophy that has stolen that standard. His name was John F. Kennedy, and he said: “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.”
Liberty from Tyranny was in the minds and hearts of every Founding Father, though they argued and debated what process to choose. Liberty was in the minds of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence, who were fed up, just as those who defied the establishment, and voted President Trump into office. It was an amazing feat, and shocked to the core our enslaving oligarchs, who have vied to control this nation from cradle to grave since the convoluted time of Woodrow Wilson. It was a convolution they themselves created. Just as our ancestors, our framers, our loving and brave founders demanded truth to power: “No Taxation without Representation?” our risk is just as dangerous, just as profound, just as intense. When they pushed back with the words, “Give me Liberty or give me death.” it was a call for patriots, American Patriots, Oath keepers who have sworn to protect our Constitution from all enemies both domestic and foreign. This connection is so powerful; it transcends both time and space. This unbroken connection gives us solace, and strength of purpose, with the ability to say out loud that failing is no option.
Let’s drain the swamp! As it may very well be that We the People will never get another chance to control our destiny, without bloodshed.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. –Edmund Burke
Dr. Ron Paul’s “What If” Speech.
From the Author, Ken La Rive – We in the Liberty movement have been fighting to take back this country for less than a decade, peacefully and with the love of God and country in our hearts. Our banner has been trampled on and displaced by a multitude of distractions, further eroding our nation and the cause for Liberty. And so, as we are pulled by forces we cannot fathom, powerful entities with unlimited resources stolen from our future, unaccountable trillions printed out of thin air and put on our backs as debt, we must formulate the most pitiful of all questions any patriot might ask in the final hour: Are we going to fight for our master’s tyranny, or are we going to demand the return of our civil liberties and Constitution? Are we going to choose The Banner of Liberty, or the shackles of voluntary servitude? Will it be a war for corporate profit, or a war to regain our ability to self govern, as the blood and toil of our forefathers presented to us, their children, as a gift? I fear that decision is emanate. I fear that any decision will be a hard one, but my greatest fear of all is that the decision has already been made for us.
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