May 29, 1998
We must realize that arbitrary power has seldom been introduced into any country all at once. It must be introduced by slow
Through a constitution, the People delegate certain authorities and responsibilities to the government. No one can delegate authority they do not have. Therefore, it is indisputable truth that ALL POLITICAL POWER IS INHERENT IN THE PEOPLE. Today, when a concerted effort is made to obliterate this point, it cannot be repeated too often that the Constitution is a limitation on the government, not on private individuals - that it does not prescribe the conduct of private individuals, only the conduct of the government - that it is not a charter for government power, but a charter of the Citizen's protection against the government.
Today there seem to be no constitutional restraints on government. In fact, people in the Federal Government have been violating the limitations of the constitution almost since the beginning. Some major changes took place in the operation of the government during and after the Civil War and again in 1933, when the American People were classified as enemies of the government and the licensing and regulation really began. The government is no longer the servant of the people and the watchdog of their rights, but has become a collection of agencies and bureaucracies exercising arbitrary power over every area of our lives.
A famous man once said: "Power and the law are not synonymous. In truth they are frequently in opposition and irreconcilable. There is God's Law from which all equitable laws of man emerge and by which men must live if they are not to die in oppression, chaos, and despair. Divorced from God's eternal and immutable Law, established before the founding of the suns, man's power is evil no matter the noble words with which it is employed or the motives urged when enforcing it. Men of good will, mindful therefore of the Law laid down by God, will oppose governments whose rule is by men, and, if they wish to survive as a nation they will destroy that government which attempts to adjudicate by the whim or power of venal judges."
People in the government of the United States have operated just as governments have operated throughout history. Their goal always seems to be to gain more Power and Control over the People, and more Territory. This lust for power caused these men to perpetrate a great fraud upon the People of Texas.
It began in the early 1800's. The People of Texas rebelled against the unconstitutional and tyrannical acts of the Mexican government. They tried for years to assert their lawful rights within the framework of that government. For this they were imprisoned and killed. Finally, they saw that they had no choice but to assert their rights by force. Many brave men died in that battle against tyranny, but Texas won her independence from Mexico.
In 1835, the People of Texas formed a Provisional Government as the first step in the fight for independence and freedom. Then, in 1836 a constitution was written forming a permanent, "republican form of government." That government was instituted by the Constitution for the Republic of Texas and by the People of Texas.
Winning the battle for independence, though, was just the beginning of the struggle of the new nation. The new government was heavily in debt from the war with Mexico, and this debt, along with the lack of money to pay it and very little money to operate on was a tremendous struggle for our early leaders.
It's no wonder that promises from the United States fell on receptive ears, and the move was on to take Texas into the union as a State of the United States. For nine (9) long years men in the congress of the United States tried to bring Texas into the union according to their constitution, but failed. John Quincy Adams led the battle to not allow the statehood of Texas, because he understood that congress did not have the delegated authority to bring another nation into that union.
In 1844 a Treaty of Annexation was proposed to the Senate, and failed by a vote of 35 to 16. Finally, in 1845, the so-called annexation of Texas was done by an unlawful (unconstitutional) act of the congress of the United States. Since they could not lawfully bring Texas into the union, they passed a "joint resolution" approving the Annexation, which supposedly made Texas a State of the United States. One of the provisions of this arrangement was that the People of Texas could withdraw from this agreement at any time.
After many broken promises and many other problems between Texas and the United States government, the People in Texas, by popular vote, exercised their option to withdraw from the annexation agreement. On February 23rd, 1861 the vote was taken and seventy five (75) percent of the people of Texas voted to withdraw from their association with the United States. The vote was 45,738 for withdrawal, and 15,072 against withdrawal.
I am convinced that the People of Texas, at that time, did not understand their true relationship with the United States, that they were not truly a State, but merely acting like a State because of an unlawful agreement. It is clear in the constitutions of Texas, and in the first laws made in Texas, that Texas totally retained the sovereignty of her soil, and no soil was ceded to the United States. The words "secede" and "secession" have been used regarding the actions of the People of Texas in 1861. Even in the Archives of the Texas State Library, the recorded vote was entitled "Voting Record of Texas counties for and against Secession." I suppose that in light of the fact that there were States of the Union that were seceding in that same time period, that the People of Texas looked at their action as the same thing. But you first have to "cede the soil" to be able to "secede." So when the vote was taken to withdraw from the arrangement, it was truly a withdrawal, not a "secession," and Texas was, as a matter of fact and law, a sovereign nation, The Republic of Texas.
In 1865, Texas became a captured Nation of War, after the Civil War. The U.S. Military forces came in and governed the Nation of Texas. It was called "Re-construction." On March 30, 1870, by special act of the U.S. congress, they "allowed" Texas to be represented in Congress. If Texas were truly a State of the Union, why would a special act, allowing their representatives, be necessary?
Many scoff at the idea that Texas was illegally and unlawfully annexed as a State of the United States. Even if that argument were not true, the fact remains that Texas withdrew from that arrangement in 1861. There has never been a record produced showing that the People of Texas, exercising their inherent political authority, ever voted since that time to join the United States. On the contrary, the People of Texas were duped by fraud and deception into believing that Texas was a State rather than a sovereign nation.
Our problem is now twofold. As I said in the beginning, the Federal Government is totally outside the limits of its delegated authority, and THEY DON'T BELONG IN TEXAS ANYWAY!!
The undeniable issue is Freedom. What is Freedom? To some, freedom means the opportunity to do what they want to do; to many it means not to do what they do not want to do. Do we not really have freedom today? In our society, we can do almost anything we want to do .... as long as we have the government's permission. You get a license to have your own business; you get a license to travel from one place to another; you get a license just to work in many industries; you get a license to get married; you get a license to catch a fish!! You must even REGISTER to vote, which amounts to a license to vote! Is this freedom?
Here is how license is defined in Bouvier's Law Dictionary in the mid 1800's:
LICENSE, contracts. A right given by some competent authority to do an act, which without such authority would be illegal. The instrument or writing which secures this right, is also called a license.
How did the things we have a natural, God given right to do come to require a license? Remember when I mentioned 1933? In March of 1933, the Trading with the Enemy Act of 1917 was amended to include the American People, thus making them the enemies of the government. Now let's look at another interesting definition from Bouvier's dictionary:
LICENSE, International law. An authority given by one of two belligerent parties, to the citizens or subjects of the other, to carry on a specified trade. 2. The effects of the license are to suspend or relax the rules of war to the extent of the authority given. It is the assumption of a state of peace to the extent of the license...
To be an enemy, you must have an enemy. Does that mean that the United States Government declared themselves to be the enemy of the people when they declared the people to be their enemy? OF COURSE IT DOES! How can we possibly expect to have freedom while being regulated and licensed to death by an ENEMY?
This brings us back to my statement about what freedom is. Either to do what you want to do, or be free not to do what you do not want to do. What I want to do is live my life without the Government's permission. This does not mean that I am ANTI- GOVERNMENT, it means that I am against UNLAWFUL, OPPRESSIVE, TYRANNICAL GOVERNMENT.
This is why we want to restore the Sovereignty of Texas as a nation. To rid ourselves of our DECLARED ENEMY, who is here by DECEPTION, DECEIT, FRAUD, MILITARY FORCE and ARBITRARY POLICE POWER. We want to restore our country to the simplicity of the Common Law, where no man has a natural right to commit aggression on the rights of another, and this is all from which the laws ought to restrain him. What is ominous is the ease with which some people go from saying that they don't like something to saying that the government should forbid it. When you go down that road, don't expect freedom to survive very long.
There is no way to rule innocent men. The only power government has is the power to crack down on criminals. When there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for anyone to live without breaking laws.
Common Law - Self Responsibility - Freedom. These are inseparable. Many people voice concerns and fears at not having man made laws. "I don't want someone driving a hundred miles and hour and killing me!" "I think everyone should have to have their car inspected, so that no one will be driving an unsafe car that might hurt me." What they are really saying is, "I am responsible but you might not be." Folks, if I want Freedom and Self Responsibility, I MUST LET YOU HAVE IT. If you want Freedom and Self Responsibility, YOU MUST LET ME HAVE IT. There must be freedom for ALL if there is to be freedom for ANYONE!
The simple fact is that there ARE irresponsible people in our society. There ARE people who are going to hurt other people. There ARE people who are going to break the law, no matter what it is. Another simple fact is that laws do not prevent crime! Laws only define crime. The only thing that prevents crime is either the moral judgment of the self-responsible individual or the fear of JUSTICE and PUNISHMENT for crime.
We must restore justice in Texas! How do we go about that? Some say: "Why don't we fix the system we have?." Well folks, I don't believe that we can restore justice by trying to reform our DECLARED ENEMY, which is the current de facto government of the STATE OF TEXAS - merely a sub-corporation and puppet of the foreign UNITED STATES Government. They do not want justice, they want POWER AND CONTROL. We must restore the Sovereignty of our beloved Texas as a nation and return to the Common Law. We must establish the People's Courts of Common Law. The only way we are going to restore justice is through the people. Liberty and justice has never come from government. Liberty and justice has always come from the PEOPLE!
We must educate the people of Texas, so that they will know that they have lost freedom, liberty and justice and so that they will understand what these things really mean. Thomas Jefferson said, "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." We must spread the word, that we don't really own our property, that the oppressive government agencies are operating without the delegated authority of the people, that almost ALL government officials are violating their oaths of office, wherein they swore to protect the rights of the people and uphold the constitution. That some so-called government agencies are not really government agencies at all, the IRS and BATF being prime examples. They are nothing more than foreign entities oppressing, extorting money from, and exercising arbitrary police power over all of us with absolutely no lawful authority to do so.
We must spread the word that all these actions are being condoned and assisted by the very people in Texas we elected to protect us from our enemies. The people in the government of the STATE OF TEXAS are violating their oaths and evading their responsibilities to the People of Texas by allowing the fraud to be continued: that we are a part of another country and by allowing a foreign government and foreign entities to oppress us, control us, and confiscate the fruit of our labor by theft.
We must, through the POLITICAL POWER of the PEOPLE, and through a Constitutional Convention, Alter or Abolish the current DECLARED ENEMY GOVERNMENT, as is our inherent political right, and form a government operating within the bounds of the contract with the people, responsive to the needs of the people, and above all a government that recognizes its true and only purpose, TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF EVERY INDIVIDUAL; from ALL enemies, both foreign and domestic, above all else.
Most of us feel the we must have a nation led by a government that conforms to the Laws of God. That immutable law mentioned earlier. There has been much talk about this, but it seems that different people attach different meanings to this. There have been those in our midst who would be the sole interpreter of God's Laws for everyone and impose their version upon all the people, which amounts to a National Religion. This must not and cannot be allowed. The only way to have a government truly led by our Creator, is to fill it with men of integrity, who serve Almighty God from their heart, and put the well being of the People ahead of their own personal wishes and desires. Men who will be fair and just in all their dealings. Men who tell the truth. It is within the power and the responsibility of the People to establish such a government, to define it, and to be ever vigilant to maintain their government under a watchful eye.
I've been saying what we want and what we must do. But, who are the WE that I am talking about? Who are the People of the Republic of Texas? We are people from all walks of life. There are no racial, religious or philosophical boundaries. We are simply People who understand the extent to which our freedoms and liberties have been eroded over the past 150 years. We are people who are aware of the social and economic problems that exist and want to find a better way to solve these problems than with taxation and intrusive government. We believe in the principles of Freedom, Self-Responsibility, Common Law and Justice. We believe that we should have the freedom to travel, work, live and play without the government licensing and regulating our behavior. We believe that we should and can accomplish these things in our own Sovereign Nation, free from the Oppressive, Arbitrary Police Power of the de facto governments currently attempting to rule over us.
The time to act is now! Because the time is short. We must have as many join us in our fight for freedom as we can get. Every one of us has a responsibility and a duty to ourselves and each other to promote the Republic of Texas and our fight for FREEDOM on a daily basis. Talk to your friends. Talk to those you meet from day to day. Bring them to meetings. WE MUST INCREASE OUR NUMBERS IN ORDER TO EXERCISE OUR POLITICAL POWER! When you wake up in the morning, ask yourself "What can I do today to help the Republic succeed?" Since we believe in FREEDOM, LIBERTY and JUSTICE for ALL, it's our job to SPREAD THE NEWS!! God bless each and every one of you, and God Bless The Republic of Texas!!
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