We are going through a period in this country where so many are grappling with conditions, and a way of life, which has changed dramatically in the past few years. There is confusion and disillusion, particularly in the area of how one as an individual is connected to the politics of government, as things stand today. We simply cannot count on today, the same value judgements in our way of Life we were comfortable with yesterday. So much readjustment and change uses a lot of time and energy.

So what can we count on? “As The World Turns,” the sun comes up, the moon comes out, it rains, it snows, and the wind still blows. The Universe is still unfolding as it should. We can count on that. Universal Principles still operate, undeviating and immutable. Plus certain Principles relative to our life, have not changed. We still must have food, clothing and shelter to sustain life. Plus a few other things.

What is so different today than yesterday, a decade ago? Forty years ago? 90 years ago. If you are one of those struggling with the enigma, which baffles, is puzzling and a riddle, reflecting on some fundamental truths might clear things up.

Words are power, and as I see it we need to consider what comes out of our mouths. Beginning with all the rhetoric about government.

Currently there’s a swelling resentment about government, manifested in words and actions we see on the news every day. But there are two kinds of government: Political and Individual. I’m all for personal government, i.e., each person being responsible and in control of their own lives, instead of constant actions to transfer to a centralized power, then rejecting it when it takes control.

If we started thinking about and talking about Self-Government, and speaking specifically about it, in terms which separate it from political Government, therein lies the beginning of turning the current dilemma around. We have given our power away by our words and actions, always speaking in terms, whether for or against, political power. We do not even stop to think enough to label it political government, instead we talk about government all the time, implying there is only one government and that’s the political government we are all under the yoke of.

Last year millions fell under the spell of all the charismatic rhetoric of the mantra of “change change, change.” Most just consciously and subconsciously, took for granted, that this change of persons in the centralized political government meant, this power would take care of everything, by dismantling and destroying individual responsibility for self-government. Many fell under the spell of this  illusion.

A year into this new “change,” reality sets in and we wake up so disillusioned, now millions gather in the Tea Party movement, floundering and flailing, like the gathering before Moses, to be led to the Promised Land.

The Promised Land is in the hearts and minds of the Spirit of individuals,who recognize the reality there is only one truly valid moral government and that’s Self-Government. As hard as we try to transfer the responsibility of our actions to another form of government, it always winds up in the same condition of bondage.

This original political government carved out by our forefathers was meant to be for the purpose of “securing the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity.” Freedom of the individual was at the root of the Revolutionary war and the formation of a new Constitution.

We have apparently lost sight of just precisely what Freedom means, and rarely mention the word now-a-days. I remind the reader Freedom is self-responsibility and self-control, no more and no less than just that. Self-responsibility and self-control is self-government.

The power of political government is the very antithesis of Freedom and self-government.

Therefore, all the time, effort, talk and energy now being expended, trying to improve conditions by replacing those in the seat of political government with a new set of law-makers, will not solve the problem. Because that’s not the cause of the current dilemma, only the symptom of abandonment of self-responsibility, and self-government. Attempting to transfer this Principle of self-responsibility to an entity outside one’s self. Bondage is always the result.

With all the smarts and genius in the American people today, we have apparently failed to recognize the simplicity of the problem we face. It’s not complicated. A child can recognize Right and wrong, and the validity of property ownership. If you have the audacity to doubt the veracity of this, observe a child when another tries to take away the control of a toy which belongs to him, i.e., his property.

I’m just amazed at the number of college-educated individuals, using so much time and energy supporting and promoting political government agenda, compared to the few who recognize the importance of personal Freedom and private property ownership.

Dear hearts and gentle people, the old saying, “One cannot make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear,” can be used as an analogy in the current situation. One cannot expect to be Free to exercise control of private ownership, by dependence upon and promotion of political government. The jackhammer of the political rhetoric, has dulled our senses, and lulled us into a false sense of what the cause and remedy is for our current crisis.

Similar to cancer, which divides and sub-divides cells to feed the diseased cells, the proliferation of the power of political government operates very much the same. I never hear anyone mention what they want to replace cancer with, only how to get rid of it. Cancer is stopped by the stopping of feeding it the toxins it requires to thrive upon. Accordingly, we can only stop the proliferation of political power over our lives, by not feeding into it that which promotes its expansion and growth.

As far back as I can recall, the remedy for the takeover of control over our lives and property has been to replace it with different individuals who do the same thing when elected to have the power. Passing more and more laws to restrict individual freedom, and ignoring the laws on the books, designed to protect personal Freedom. Once in office, they all dance the same steps in one form or another.

The time-worn notion that the United States Government is never very far behind, nor very far ahead of the tempo of the American people is quite true. We have helped set it up and let it happen. Now we have a very big problem on our hands to remedy. Which we cannot “fix” until we recognize the cause. And at this stage, it’s my personal opinion, too few recognize just what the cause is.

Keep in mind the power of political government thrives on two things, dependency upon it and opposition to it. Like martial arts and the sport of judo, our very strengths have been used against us.

A dyed-in-the-wool brilliant Communist, Whitaker Chambers, who worked in the State Department and wrote the book, “Witness,” said: “The rub is that the pursuit of happiness, as an end in itself, tends automatically, and widely, to be replaced by the pursuit of pleasure with a consequent general softening of the fibers of will, intelligence and spirit.” A Communist party member and soviet spy, who worked in the US State Department, and told the story of how they had infiltrated the State Department, later renounced Communism and became an out-spoken opponent and editor of a major magazine.

“All laws which are repugnant to the Constitution are null and void.” Maybury v. Madison {1803}

“The dominant purpose of the First Amendment was to prohibit the widespread practice of government suppression of embarrassing information,” Supreme Justice William O. Douglas.

“The Bill of Rights is designed to protect individuals and minorities against the tyranny of the majority, but it’s also designed to protect the people against bureaucracy, against the government,” Judge Lawrence Tribe.

“On the distinctive principles of Government…of the United States, the best guides are to be found in the Declaration of Independence, as the fundamental act of union of these States,” James Madison, Father of the Constitution.


Email: annecleveland@bellsouth.net

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