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07 January 2021

Governments derive their Just Powers from the Consent of the Governed

 "We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness -- That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed, that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its Foundation on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form, at to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.  Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient Causes; and accordingly all Experience hath shewn, that Mankind are more disposed to suffer, while Evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the Forms to which they are accustomed.  But when a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a Design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their Right, it is their Duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future Security."

This quote from our Declaration of Independence directly addresses the purposes of a legitimate government founded in those purposes and upon the consent of the governed.  This great document is actually the foundation upon which our Constitution rests.  It advises the People to exercise prudence in overthrowing their government, but it also advises them that it is their duty to do so when that government develops a history revealing an attempt to place the People under an absolute Despotism.  Joe Biden explicitly and forcefully denied that the Declaration of Independence plays a legal role in our government.  He has clearly stated that he does not believe in the principles set forth in our Declaration of Independence.  His reason --- he has always been bent upon a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations.

Before the American Colonies rose up in rebellion against Great Britain, its Parliament, and its King, the People spent a decade during which at first only a few and then slowly growing numbers of them defied the government.  They tarred and feathered tax collectors, they smuggled goods, they armed themselves, and they manufactured goods at least in small quantities that they were told they had to buy from Great Britain.  They had no say in the selection of the members of the Parliament, which was quite absolutely controlled by those who saw themselves as the Elite and saw the colonists as the Primitives (Read Deplorables).

The leadership of the Democratic Socialist Party and many of its voters see themselves as the Elitists who by right should govern and control the lives of most Americans, who they call the Deplorables if they are in opposition to being so controlled and micromanaged.  Of course, they see many of their own voters as deplorables who are incompetent in the management of their own lives as well, but they are less likely to publically label them as such.  You have to think through what their policies imply about those Democratic Party voters to understand how deplorable the Elite believe a large fraction of their own voters to be.  These Elitists are the equivalent of the aristocracy of Great Britain who were the detritus for the Medieval Period.  Unfortunately, those who lust for power over others seem to recognize no limits upon their reign -- not the American Revolution, not the Constitution, and not 231 years of living more or less under our Constitution.  The evil lust for power over others is the great sin of many people.  It is the worst sin among us.  That sin is not lessened by the fact that most people who exercise the sin against us believe they are doing it for our own good.

We just had an election which was unconstitutional and very, very crooked.  It was unconstitutional because the constitutional requirement that state legislatures establish the voting laws was widely violated by election officials, by numerous court rulings, and by Democrat poll workers.  If only constitutionally valid votes were counted, President Trump would have been easily re-elected.  This would, at this time, certainly deprive many citizens of their vote, so there is no good way to correct this horrible fault.  One can only reform the voting system so that it never happens again, though the chances of that happening now that the Democrat Socialist Party completely controls the federal government is looking quite dim.

If only the counts were counted that were cast by legitimate voters, we will never know for sure who would have won the presidential election.  I think it most likely that Trump would have won, as do many other Americans.  There were just too many cases of votes being counted in Democrat strongholds with inadequate observation and with a failure to rigorously check the voter signatures of mail-in ballots.  There were too many cases of allowing votes to be cast by the dead, non-citizens, and those who had moved away from the address that they had voted from.  There were too many cases in which the voter registration roles were purposely very obsolete, in violation of federal law.  There were too many cases of people either receiving ballots they had not requested in contradiction of state law or cases of people being told they had been sent ballots that they never received.  There were too many tales of mail-in ballots being counted that had never been folded to fit into the required envelops.  There were too many cases in which barriers were put up to block the view of observers, where observers were required to be too far away to be effective, or where observers were told the counting was stopping, yet it continued once they left.  There were too many cases of thousands and even tens of thousands of votes being subtracted from the count that should only have increased or remained constant for a period.  There were too many cases of votes coming in from precincts at a rate that their counting equipment could not possibly achieve.  There were absolutely unbelievable votes from many precincts, both in terms of total numbers in terms of the division of votes between Biden and Trump.  This was a very, very crooked election and a large fraction of the American People understand that it was.

The election was unconstitutional, illegitimate, and invalid.  It was such because the Democratic Socialist Party has long planned to make it such and ensured that it was particularly crooked in those areas they have long governed locally.  The long Train of election Abuses and Usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evincing a Design to reduce the People under the absolute Despotism of the Democratic Socialist Party.

I am not yet at 1775.  I do not condone the violence and destruction that happened at the Capitol on 6 January.  I do think we will see many more such events if the election process is not made constitutional and fair.  I do not think Americans will sit quietly and obey the government when their sovereign and constitutional right to provide their consent to be governed has been violated.

I personally have no respect for the incoming federal government.  I have no respect in any case for people who want to usurp my freedom to choose my own values and to manage my own life.  At some level, many Americans do share this view, though very few to the extent that I do.  I have a huge resentment when anyone, especially people as stupid and wrongheaded as Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and a host of government bureaucrats, forcefully attempts to micromanage my life.  I will resist their despotism as much as I possibly can, but I will keep that resistance peaceful.  For now.

The federal government under the Biden Despotic Regime will make every attempt to prevent state government from making future elections constitutional and fair.  So if we are ever again to have a constitutional and fair election, we the People, will have to be insistent in our demands that the state governments insure such legitimate elections.  If this effort is not successful, then the time for rebellion will have come.  We must not allow the Despotic Elitists to control our sovereign, individual lives.


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