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Rights? In The New America You Don’t Get Any Rights!

One of the unique things about the Constitution of the United States was that it guaranteed certain rights for its citizens.  Those rights provided the foundation for an era of freedom and prosperity that was pretty much unprecedented in human history and dozens of other nations eventually copied many of the ideas contained in our Constitution and Bill of Rights because they worked so well.  Of course our system never functioned perfectly, but when you compare it to what has gone on for most of human history, it truly was a bright light in a sea of oppression and totalitarianism.  Unfortunately, our rights are now being systematically taken away from us.  In America today, the politicians have convinced most of us that in order to keep us all “safe” we must give up many of our rights and move toward becoming a totalitarian police state.  In the “new America”, you don’t get any rights.  They tell us that giving people rights is too dangerous.  Instead, you get some limited “privileges” which can be revoked at any time by the authorities.  Sadly, most Americans have become so dumbed-down that they don’t even realize what is happening.

How many Americans do you think have actually read the Constitution?

Personally, I went through high school, college and even law school without ever being required to read the Constitution of the United States.

Isn’t that amazing?

Most Americans don’t even understand that they have rights because they have never even read the documents that grant them those rights.

You can find the text of the U.S. Constitution right here.  If you have never taken the time to read the whole thing, you really should.

According to the U.S. Constitution, the following are some of the rights that we are supposed to have….

-Freedom of religion

-Freedom of speech

-Freedom of the press

-Freedom of assembly

-Freedom to bear arms

-Freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures

-The right to due process of law

-The right to a speedy and public trial

-Freedom from cruel and unusual punishments

Unfortunately, all of those rights are under attack in America today.

In most cases, a right is not taken away all at once.  Instead, opponents of these rights take what is known as an “incremental approach”.

For example, we are told that there are certain limits on the freedom of speech.  We are told that we cannot yell “fire” in a crowded theater and we accept that because it sounds reasonable.  But then once everyone agrees that there are “limits” on that right, the control freaks that run things just keep trying to tighten those limits in thousands of different ways until our freedom of speech is whittled away to almost nothing.

It is imperative that we stand up for our liberties and freedoms.  If we don’t defend them now, eventually they will be gone for good.

The following are some examples of how our rights are under attack in America today….

The federal government has become absolutely obsessed with monitoring everything that Americans say.  This chills free speech because it gives people the feeling that there is always somebody “watching”.

It has recently been revealed that the Department of Homeland Security plans to monitor social media outlets on the Internet.  If you use the wrong “keywords” or if you are a key “influencer” on the Internet, there is no doubt that someone from the federal government will be keeping tabs on you.

The following comes from a recent RT article….

Under the National Operations Center (NOC)’s Media Monitoring Initiative that came out of DHS headquarters in November, Washington has the written permission to retain data on users of social media and online networking platforms.

Specifically, the DHS announced the NCO and its Office of Operations Coordination and Planning (OPS) can collect personal information from news anchors, journalists, reporters or anyone who may use “traditional and/or social media in real time to keep their audience situationally aware and informed.”

In particular, the powers that be seem to have become absolutely fascinated with Facebook, Twitter and blogs.

As I have written about previously, the Federal Reserve has decided to start monitoring social media sites and blogs in order to keep track of what is being said about them.

And as a recent Fox News article detailed, the Department of Homeland Security is also developing such a system….

Though still in development, DHS is looking to establish a system for monitoring “forums, blogs, public websites and message boards.” The idea is to gather and analyze publicly available information, and then use that information to help officials respond to disasters and other situations.

So why do they have to spend so much time, energy and money keeping track of what we are all saying on the Internet?

Why don’t they just let us be?

One would think that the federal government has bigger problems to deal with at this point.

Unfortunately, this trend toward endlessly snooping on American citizens is not likely to reverse any time soon.

So could what you say on the Internet get you labeled as a “trouble-maker” or as a “potential terrorist”?

Recently, Barack Obama signed a new law which allows the U.S. military to arrest “potential terrorists” on U.S. soil, hold them indefinitely without trial and even ship them off to Guantanamo Bay for endless “interrogation” sessions.

The insanity of this new law was detailed in a recent article by Henry Blodget….

The reason this law is horrifying is not that terrorists deserve to be handled with kid gloves. They don’t. The reason it’s horrifying is that, without due process, it is too easy for the government to just declare someone a terrorist who isn’t actually a terrorist. It’s too easy, in other words, for government employees to do what everyone else does: Make mistakes.

If you don’t think it’s possible for the government to mistakenly assume that someone is a terrorist who isn’t, read this story by Lakhdar Boumediene, who was just held as a terrorist by the U.S. government in Guantanamo for 7 and a half years. At Guantanamo, Boumediene says he was tortured for not telling his U.S. captors what they wanted to hear–that he was a terrorist. He was only eventually freed after his case went to the Supreme Court and the Supreme Court ruled that it might be a good idea to ask the government to present the evidence that led it to believe that Boumediene was a terrorist (the government didn’t present any).

Sadly, according to Obama this new law just reaffirms what he already had the power to do.  In his signing statement, Obama stated that he already had the authority to arrest American citizens, hold them without trial and ship them off to prison camps.

Of course that would come as a complete shock to the original drafters of the U.S. Constitution, but very few Americans seem concerned with what the U.S. Constitution actually says these days.

Now there is a new bill before Congress that would even give the federal government the power to instantly strip individuals of citizenship if they are suspected of being “hostile” to the United States.

It is known as the Enemy Expatriation Act, and you can read this new bill for yourself right here.

According to the bill, you can be stripped of your U.S. citizenship for “engaging in, or purposefully and materially supporting, hostilities against the United States.”

So what does it mean to “materially support” hostilities against the United States?

Does simply criticizing the government fall under that category?

Unfortunately, when you have a law that is really vague it gives authorities the leeway to do pretty much whatever they want.

At least we still have the Internet where we can communicate with one another and share all of this information, right?

Well, maybe not for long.

As I have written about previously, a new law under consideration by Congress would permanently change the Internet forever and could potentially silence thousands of important voices.  That is why we must stop SOPA.  It is a horrible law which could be used to brutally censor the Internet.

Some of the biggest names in the Internet community are speaking out against SOPA.  For example, a recent CNN article contained some stunning quotes about SOPA from one of the co-founders of Google….

Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, has been outspoken against the efforts.

The bills “give the U.S. government and copyright holders extraordinary powers including the ability to hijack DNS (the Internet’s naming system) and censor search results (and this is even without so much as a proper court trial),” Brin wrote last month on his Google+ page as Congress was considering the measures. “While I support their goal of reducing copyright infringement (which I don’t believe these acts would accomplish), I am shocked that our lawmakers would contemplate such measures that would put us on a par with the most oppressive nations in the world.”

Everywhere you turn these days, our liberties and our freedoms are being attacked.  There is a relentless assault on everything that it means to be an American.  No matter how hard you try, it just seems like you can’t get away from it.

For example, many of us have been so disgusted with the TSA that we simply do not fly anymore.

Well, the TSA is not content to just monitor airports anymore.  Now they are bringing their own special brand of “security” to thousands of other locations across the country as the Los Angeles Times recently detailed….

The Transportation Security Administration isn’t just in airports anymore. TSA teams are increasingly conducting searches and screenings at train stations, subways, ferry terminals and other mass transit locations around the country.

“We are not the Airport Security Administration,” said Ray Dineen, the air marshal in charge of the TSA office in Charlotte. “We take that transportation part seriously.”

The TSA’s 25 “viper” teams — for Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response — have run more than 9,300 unannounced checkpoints and other search operations in the last year. Department of Homeland Security officials have asked Congress for funding to add 12 more teams next year.

So even if you never fly again, there is still a good chance that you will get the “rubber glove treatment” from a TSA “viper team” at some point.

Without a doubt, this country is slowly becoming a giant prison.

And one group that gets targeted by the government almost more than anyone else is Christians.  In America today, there is a war against Christianity.  The Christian faith is being attacked in hundreds of different ways, and under the Obama administration this attack has only just intensified.

There seems to be an obsession with pushing Christianity out of every single shred of public life in this country.  For example, family members were recently banned from bringing Bibles to wounded veterans at Walter Reed National Medical Center.  The following is from a recent CNSNews article….

In a Sept. 14 policy memorandum, Col. Chuck Callahan, chief of staff of Walter Reed National Medical Center, banned family members from bringing Bibles and other “religious items” when visiting wounded military personnel at the facility.

Thankfully, this policy was later reversed after a tremendous national outcry, but there are dozens and dozens of other “policies” like this that have not been reversed.

They say that we still have “freedom of religion” in this country, but there is a non-stop effort to push it into a box that is getting smaller and smaller with each passing day.

Our 2nd Amendment rights area also being brutally assaulted.

Restrictions on gun owners keep getting tighter and tighter and tighter.  Things have gotten so bad that now even gun manufacturers don’t even know what is legal and what is not.

The following comes from a recent article in the Washington Times….

Despite overseeing an industry that includes machine guns and other deadly weapons, ATF regulations for the manufacture of weapons are often unclear, leading to reliance on a secretive system by which firearms manufacturers can submit proposed weapons for testing and find out one at a time whether they comply with the law, critics say.

The ATF recommends that manufacturers voluntarily submit weapons for case-by-case determination. But those judgments are private and, it turns out, sometimes contradictory. Critics say nearly identical prototypes can be approved for one manufacturer but denied for another.

But it is not just the federal government that is becoming incredibly oppressive.  We are seeing state and local governments all over the country also move in the direction of totalitarianism.

Here are just a couple of examples that have been brought to my attention in recent days….

*Up in Massachusetts, police were recently sent to collect an overdue library book from a 5-year-old girl.

*In St. Louis, a proposed law would make it mandatory to spay or neuter all cats and dogs and would make it mandatory to microchip all cats and dogs.

When you step back and look at the bigger picture, a clear trend emerges.

As 2012 began, over 40,000 new laws went into effect all over America.  Some of these new laws are good, but most of them are about restricting the liberties and freedoms of individual Americans.

We have become a nation of control freaks.

In the final analysis, we don’t have any absolute rights anymore.  Instead, what we have are “privileges” that are being systematically stripped away.

But this is not how America was supposed to be.

We were supposed to be the freest nation on the face of the earth.

So what in the world happened to us?

  • A Dodgy Bloke

    I hate to sound like a broken record but much of the deterioration of our rights has it’s genesis with George “He kept us safe” Bush, after 9/11. Now the chickens have come home to roost, add to that the start of financial repression, and dark hungry days are ahead. I have a thesis why this is happening Government has one duty to stay in power. The Powers that be know unstable times are coming if you have a stable of loosely written laws on the books you can lock up anybody when the SHTF who gets frisky. I know this falls into the “Alex Jones” FEMA camps the tin hat crowed. Personally I think civil war or revolution is a real possibility people revolt on thier knees not on thier backs.
    Also another FYI watch the retirement plans of state county and city workers. How do you think those cops in the last photo will react when they find out thier retirement went up in smoke. If you don’t know what I’m talking about go back to sleep.

    • Kevin

      A Dodgy Bloke

      Your correct that the first job (and one can say by extension only job) of government is to protect government.

      I think your incorrect regarding the pensions of the “security forces”. They will tax the rest of us to keep them financially secure for our “protection” of course.

      • Kevin

        A Doggy Bloke

        Your correct with laws that are so written as to be used at will against whoever they want. In Jamaica marijuana is illegal yet you smell it everywhere. Count the minuets from the time you get through customs until your offered some to purchase and you won’t make an hour. It’s in essence rope that the masses collectively tie around their necks awaiting the government to rein in political opposition.

    • http://? Christina

      My name is Christina Ziegler I think you should start the revolt

  • Gutter Economist

    EXECUTIVE ORDER 10990 – allows the government to take over all modes of transportation and control of highways and seaports.

    EXECUTIVE ORDER 10995 – allows the government to seize and control the communication media.

    EXECUTIVE ORDER 10997 – allows the government to take over all electrical power, gas, petroleum, fuels and minerals.

    EXECUTIVE ORDER 10998 – allows the government to seize all means of transportation, including personal cars, trucks or vehicles of any kind and total control over all highways, seaports, and waterways.

    EXECUTIVE ORDER 10999 – allows the government to take over all food resources and farms.

    EXECUTIVE ORDER 11000 – allows the government to mobilize civilians into work brigades under government supervision.

    EXECUTIVE ORDER 11001 – allows the government to take over all health, education and welfare functions.

    EXECUTIVE ORDER 11002 – designates the Postmaster General to operate a national registration of all persons.

    EXECUTIVE ORDER 11003 – allows the government to take over all airports and aircraft, including commercial aircraft.

    EXECUTIVE ORDER 11004 – allows the Housing and Finance Authority to relocate communities, build new housing with public funds, designate areas to be abandoned, and establish new locations for populations.

    EXECUTIVE ORDER 11005 – allows the government to take over railroads, inland waterways and public storage facilities.

    EXECUTIVE ORDER 11051 – specifies the responsibility of the Office of Emergency Planning and gives authorization to put all Executive Orders into effect in times of increased international tensions and economic or financial crisis.

    EXECUTIVE ORDER 11921– allows the Federal Emergency Preparedness Agency to develop plans to establish control over the mechanisms of production and distribution, of energy sources, wages, salaries, credit and the flow of money in U.S. financial institution in any undefined national emergency. It also provides that when a state of emergency is declared by the President, Congress cannot review the action for six months. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has broad powers in every aspect of the nation. General Frank Salzedo, chief of FEMA’s Civil Security Division stated in a 1983 conference that he saw FEMA’s role as a “new frontier in the protection of individual and governmental leaders from assassination, and of civil and military installations from sabotage and/or attack, as well as prevention of dissident groups from gaining access to U.S. opinion, or a global audience in times of crisis.” FEMA’s powers were consolidated by President Carter to incorporate the…

    EXECUTIVE ORDER 11310 – grants authority to the Department of Justice to enforce the plans set out in Executive Orders, to institute industrial support, to establish judicial and legislative liaison, to control all aliens, to operate penal and correctional institutions, and to advise and assist the President.

    EXECUTIVE ORDER 11049 – assigns emergency preparedness function to federal departments and agencies, consolidating 21 operative Executive Orders issued over a fifteen year period.

    EXECUTIVE ORDER 12148 – created the Federal Emergency Management Agency to interface with the Department of Defense for civil defense planning and funding. An “emergency czar” was appointed. FEMA has only spent about 6 percent of its budget on national emergencies. The bulk of their funding has been used for the construction of secret underground facilities to assure continuity of government in case of a major emergency, foreign or domestic.

    EXECUTIVE ORDER 12656 – appointed the National Security Council as the principal body that should consider emergency powers. This allows the government to increase domestic intelligence and surveillance of U.S. citizens and would restrict the freedom of movement within the United States and grant the government the right to isolate large groups of civilians. The National Guard could be federalized to seal all borders and take control of U.S. air space and all ports of entry.

    EXECUTIVE ORDER 12919 – Collects EOs 10995, 10997, 10998, 10999, 11000, 11001, 11002, 11003, 11004, 11005 and 11051 together into one new Executive Order.

    National Security Act of 1947 – allows for the strategic relocation of industries, services, government and other essential economic activities, and to rationalize the requirements for manpower, resources and production facilities.

    1950 Defense Production Act – gives the President sweeping powers over all aspects of the economy.

    Act of August 29, 1916 – authorizes the Secretary of the Army, in time of war, to take possession of any transportation system for transporting troops, material, or any other purpose related to the emergency.

    International Emergency Economic Powers Act – enables the President to seize the property of a foreign country or national. These powers were transferred to FEMA in a sweeping consolidation in 1979.

    For more information, goto http://www.infowars.com/deliberately-engineered-economic-collapse-in-usa-leading-to-martial-law/

    • Ameen

      WOW!!

    • DB200

      “International Emergency Economic Powers Act – enables the President to seize the property of a foreign country or national.”

      Does this mean that all gold stored in Fort Knox, belonging to foreign countries, can be seized legally by the USA?

      Does this also mean that when China and the USA go to war with each other, China stands to lose quite a lot of investments?

      • Observer

        There is NO gold in Fort Knox! Ask any local resident, many of whom have military family members stationed there. They are guarding an empty coffer.

  • Kevin

    I thought they needed to pull this off before the conforming generations (born previous to 1946) were still a major voting block. While I see it before my eyes one would think the people that came of age in the 1960s would know better then to surrender rights to the government.

    Apparently I was mistaken.

  • thomas jefferson

    “All laws which are repugnant to the Constitution, are null and void.” Chief Justice Marshall, Marbury v. Madison

    i will NEVER submit to this TYRANNY!
    give me Liberty or give me death

    and you can BET your sweet A** i WILL NOT go down without a fight

    Freedom isnt Free- But damnit its worth dying for- especially for my children- they WILL NOT live under a totalitarian regime as long as i have a breath

  • Joshua10

    If you don’t know your rights…You Don’t Have Any!

    • Tamara

      Do not, in your frustration, deny ANY man or woman or child their rights! As frustrating as their ignorance is, they have been lied to and are as the weak in their ignorance. The good protects the weak from the wolves.

      The wolves are gathering….

  • REED RICHARDS

    Michael,

    As Gutter Economist has outlined it, Rights? The masses have no rights! And they never did. But don’t worry. The masses could care less about freedom. And they never did. Evidence that the masses don’t care about freedom? Ron Paul is not the frontrunner by a very wide margin in the presidential race. He is the only candidate who is running to restore civil liberties, ending senseless, grinding people into hamburger wars, and restoring sanity to fiscal and monetaruy policy. Is that what the masses want? Of course not. But they will finally get a taste of the iron fist when the FEMA Camp roundups begin……………

    • DB200

      What is a FEMA Camp?

      • Observer

        FEMA was empowered to set up camps, mostly in highly unpopulated areas in the western US, where populations could be moved to ostensibly save them from extreme danger from such things as earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, other natural disasters, that threaten their homes & communities. Each camp can hold thousands of people. Knowing the propensity of our government to “protect” us from ourselves, these camps are also capable of holding all those rounded up who are in opposition to anything the government wants at any given time. They are the modern version of the Japanese internment camps employed during WWII. Citizens opposed to government policies and practices are prime targets for placement in these camps, especially now that the NDAA says that US citizens even simply suspected of ‘terrorist’ thoughts or activities (and who defines what a terrorist is? – the government, of course) can be indefinitely held, without charge or trial. Anyone who thinks ANY current administration is wrong can now be branded a terrorist, and 99% of the commenters here, if found, could also be sent to the FEMA camps. The powers that be are just waiting for the one major calamity it would take to execute the FEMA camp orders ~ and that calamity is most probably going to be an economic one, with natural disaster (with concomitant economic collapse) a close secondary excuse to round up We, The People, who need Big Brother’s ‘help.’ Only God can help those who believe in “Live Free or Die” ~ armed insurrection will be met with instant execution, so there’ll be no need for internment at FEMA camps. Once the believers in the 2nd Amendment are exterminated, the entire geography of the United States will comprise one extremely large FEMA camp.

        • Igos

          Do You People Know What Lies Out West??? Do You?!?! YELLOWSTONE SUPER VOLCANO! The Camps Are There So The Government Can Commit Massive Genocide. Unlike Hitler Whom Killed 6 Million The Camps Out West Will Hold Numbers So Massive It’ll Put Hitler To Shame….**************** And His Totalitarian Government!!!!

  • http://www.wakeupamerica.com/constitutionalbelievers Constitutional Believer

    As you know or don’t know? American’s are living in the days that try our souls. Our Freedoms and the American way of life as we’ve known them are now on the precipice of demise! Our fundamental rights that were divinely written in to law to protect us and our Republic have become and continue to be systematically absolved under the guise of political correctness by the progressive elites. They have infiltrated schools, colleges, state/federal courts and/or manipulate many positions in our government including the current hope and change administration. Now, the administrative elitist hope that America’s won’t notice the fundamental change occurring, even though the transformation is obvious to us, the elites hope their change doesn’t wake millions from their normalcy bios.
    Help Wake Up America To Help Make The Corrections To The Government You Want To See Corrected!
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    Empowering personal initiative and self-reliance through individual enterprise!
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    Join me@ http://www.wakeupamerica.com/constitutionalbelievers just as thousands of other people have joined WAKE UP AMERICA! I believe thousands more, hundreds of thousands, if not millions more will help take back Our Republic with Wake Up America! So The POTENTIAL IS HUGE!
    If we don’t WAKE UP AMERICA Now!!! This Is Our Future! http://www.infowars.com/government-censors-document-revealing-plans-to-wage-war-on-americans/
    WAKE UP AMERICA!
    Take Care and GOD BLESS!
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  • Ozmo

    Michael thank you for this post.

    People might want to check out survivalacers (dot) com / wordpress.

    having some trouble posting this might fix it don’t know.

    • DB200

      You are not the only one. Postings are filtered on this website before Michael can read them.

      • Michael

        I certainly hope that someone out there is not messing around with this site.

        If anyone else out there is seeing something that I am not please let me know.

        Michael

        • gary2

          Michael-I see a lot of low information right winger who quote bible verses on this site. Other than that problem the site seems to be working ok.

  • _Underscore

    Despite this article, I still think stopping people from yelling fire in a busy area is a good idea.

    Unfortunately you need some rules as it turns out when people are completely free to do what they want, they do some pretty horrible things to their fellow man.

    Governments can get it wrong a lot of the time, but at least there is some accountability built into that particular system.

    A lot of the Freedom that the Right talks about is usually at the expense of the rights of other people.

    • mondobeyondo

      It depends.

      From a safety standpoint, yelling “fire!” in a crowded theater will make everyone rush to the exits. The masses get trampled, and many people get killed.

      If it’s 14 degrees below zero outside, yelling “fire!” in a crowded theater will make everyone rush to the raging flames to keep warm. The masses will be grateful for you having started the blaze. You would be a hero among heroes! They will anoint you as a lifesaver, the man who started the fire. And then the masses will all die from carbon monoxide poisoning.

      Hard to say who really wins in this scenario.

    • brothers781

      It’s called personal responsibility. What a shame we don’t all practice it more.

  • mondobeyondo

    “No rights for you!!”

    The Soup Nazi guy on “Seinfeld” was funny. The real life thugs in politics and law enforcement who wish to control our lives, are not funny.

    And now we even have armed police in Texas schools. Gotta keep the little delinquents and brats in line somehow, huh?!

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jan/09/texas-police-schools

    We are gradually becoming a police state. No, not gradually. More like accelerator to the floor, bullet train type speed. The Founding Fathers must be… well, it’s a good thing they aren’t around to see the decline of the Republic they founded. The Constitution they drafted and approved is being thrown into the paper shredder.

    Pretty soon it may be against the law to walk down the street in your town or city between 5:13pm and 5:37pm without proper identification verifying you are an American citizen. There would be a $500 fine for violators. No identification at all? A $2,500 fine and one week in prison.

    Yep. We’re headed there.

    • mondobeyondo

      And… Make No Mistake (copyright 2008 Barack Obama) –

      It’s all about power and control. The elite want to rule over you. It’s not about money. Money is simply the means to an end. Once you have power and control over a population, it’s a piece of cake to take their money. Every last cent they own.

      And their freedom. And everything else they have.

    • DB200

      Interesting article about the “school-to-prison pipeline” in Texas. I guess a good reason to do home schooling.

      By the way, didn’t Bush come from Texas?

      Could there be a connection between the armed police in Texas schools and the federal laws Bush installed when he was president?

  • mondobeyondo

    “And one group that gets targeted by the government almost more than anyone else is Christians. In America today, there is a war against Christianity. The Christian faith is being attacked in hundreds of different ways, and under the Obama administration this attack has only just intensified.”

    Jesus prophesied that this would happen.

    “Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.” – Matthew 24:9

    “All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.” – Matthew 10:22

    It’s beginning. Get ready.

  • Steve

    Not a bad article; however, the very first sentence is incorrect.

    The Constitution guarantees nothing, it never has and is not supposed to do so; Rights were guaranteed by our Creator (whether the Christian God, Allah, Bob the Accountant, or whomever); the Constitution enshrined the idea that the individual was sovereign (see: Chisholm v. Georgia, Feb. 1794) and that government was prohibited from infringing on any of our rights; however, those people that wrote our Constitution said that some rights were so important that they needed specific clauses to further limit government’s ability to infringe on them.

    That is what the Constitution really is: a prohibition on government from infringing on the natural rights of humanity.

    The divide & conquer tactic so eloquently stated by Sun Tzu in “The Art of War” will be effective until we start stating the facts; the elite want two things, among many, as concerns the Constitution:

    1) For us to believe that it is a “living document” subject to reinterpretation; and

    2) For us to believe that it is the guarantor of our rights, which in light of #1 above, can then be changed to suit their purposes (think Prohibition).

    • xander cross

      I have to say this because people have been mislead for decades about the constitution and having rights, but the constitution is not meant for the majority of the people. When they say we the people, they are not refering to the masses. The founding fathers were elites and yes I am going to say this, anytime you love or cherish people who owned other people against their will and said that certian people were 3/4 of a person, then you are more corrupt than the very governmnet you claim you against.

      • Joe

        Get it right you idiot the document said 3/5 not 3/4!

    • Gil

      Unless your Creator will swoop down and save you from the marauders then your Creator hasn’t endowed you with any rights. The only rights you have are the ones you’re willing to seriously fight for.

      • AngryPatriot

        Well said! Thank you!

        The late George Carlin had said it well, too, about the rights and the privileges.

  • karen

    There is a vedio… Rockeffer admitted elites goal of microchipping population. And it was even on info wars, plus check-out Aaron Russo, he was the one who new Rockeffer. The elite plan to do much more, much more to deal with us, Henry Kissinger calls us useless eaters this elite care nothing about you or I and people just play right into there hands, because they just won’t wake up. And yes I have read the Consitution and I have the Bill of Right and The Declaration of Independence all in a large notebook at home, every home should not be without one.
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  • ConcernedCitizen

    A very good article. We all have to start doing what we can to stop this slide into tyranny. I believe our problems are linked to the collapse of morality in America’s churches. We’re singing we love Jesus Christ while we stand mute against the rise of an evil totalitarian police state that increasingly is turning on the innocent. If we do not speak against, and oppose evil, we are no longer part of the solution, but we are part of the problem. We are silent co-conspirators if we fail to oppose evil.

  • DB200

    Twitter ordered to give up wikileaks data.

    Judge Liam O’Grady’s 60-page opinion stated that Twitter users “voluntarily” hand over their IP addresses when they sign up for an account and agree to Twitter’s terms and conditions.

    http://mashable.com/2011/11/11/twitter-wikileaks/

  • Bob

    One way of combating this is to form armed groups of people, a hornets nest, linked by communications like cell phones, who agree to help defend one of their own who may be under attack. For example, if a cop tries to break into a members house, the hornets nest would swarm the cop and take him out. We must be prepared to take the law into our own hands.

    The members of the hornets nest could arm themselves with knives, clubs, slingshots, guns, pepper spray, stun guns, swords, blowguns, brass knuckles, cross-bows, or whatever.

    “The creeping terror that lay ahead is not the economic collapse, but the men who would use it to their favor. The stakes are high. With the NDAA and similar bills in place, fiscal distress is no longer just a matter of economics, but a matter of personal liberty. Without a doubt, a collapse will be used as a rationalization for totalitarianism.“ -Brandon Smith
    ~Bob~

    • Joe

      The major flaw with your idea is that cell phones can and are monitored. Try walkie talkies. Also, knives, clubs, slingshots, guns, pepper spray, stun guns, swords, blowguns, brass knuckles, cross bows, and whatever will do little against a fully armed and operational SWAT unit with a $300,000 BEARCAT.

      Stop getting your ideas for a revolution from The Walking Dead and Red Dawn.

  • DaytoDay

    Michael,

    I am afraid that they are already trying to bock your site. When I clicked on your website today, a malware censorship appeared (For the 1st time), saying that your site IS KNOWN to distribute malware, however, I was given an option to “proceed anyway”

    I know for a fact that this site does not contain anyway malware, that I am aware of. I have been frequenting this site for close to a year, and I have never had any problems from my computer.

    I just wanted to warn you Michael, as well as everybody who visits this site. You are being monitored and we may not have as much time as you may think.

    God Bless You All, Keep Up the Good Work!

    • Michael

      DaytoDay:

      This is very disturbing news. There is absolutely no malware on this site of any kind.

      Where did this warning come from? Do you know who issued this warning?

      Has anyone else out there gotten such a warning?

      Also, are you in the United States or another country? Were you coming from Google or from another site?

      Michael

      • Brian

        I’ve seen this warning before when linking to “don’t-tread-on-me” from FB, TPTB are trying to discourage people.

    • mondobeyondo

      Where and how did you hear about that? Did your computer detect this malware? Perhaps with McAfee? Trend Micro?

  • mondobeyondo

    Your new Miranda rights, circa 2012:

    “You have the right to remain silent. Now shut up!”

  • Mr. B

    New information about the US Constitution has come to light since this paper was written. That information may effect the value of some of the following information. The Constitution was never properly ratified; and, is, therefore, not a proper Common Law constitution. It appears that it is being used as a Roman Law ‘operating orders’ or ‘ship’s orders’; as, all bodies politic and corporate are make-believe ships in the Roman system.

    The UNITED STATES is a corporation, and Congress is a ‘body politic’ – both being Roman style incorporations (make-believe ships) under the original creation/ownership of the Pontifex Maximus (Pope) of the (still existent) Holy Roman Empire. All Roman Law documents (so-called constitutions; but, in fact, are ‘ship’s orders’ of make-believe ships), when used as the guide to operate a country under Roman Law, always contain a “notwithstanding” clause. (In the US Constitution, it is the ‘general welfare’ clause). This allows the “captain of the ship”, the President, or a designated officer (judge or Cabinet member) leave to disregard any provision of such a constitution at his discretion. ‘The CAPTAIN may deviate from ANY ‘rules or regulations’ when he DEEMS it necessary ‘for the GOOD of the ship.’ That is a basic maxim of the Law of the Sea, and totally within the ‘common sense’ realm of operating a ship relative to safety and profitability; however, it is devastating to the unalienable rights of an individual free will man or woman living upon the land.

    Also, it has recently come to light that the court systems operate their admiralty type law within the confines of a ‘contract’ in all of the British, and former British Empire. The clerk of the court, the prosecuting attorneys, and the judges proffer the contract, and the defendant blindly and ignorantly accepts the offered contract by acquiescence and obedience to court orders and sentences. A defendant convicted and sentenced, even by a jury (in an admiralty/equity court) only need to inform the judge that he/she refuses the offered contract and/or sentence of the judge. As a contracting party, the defendant does not have to accept a contract by imposition against his/her free will. As has happened, when such a refusal of the contract is made, the judge will use legal trickery and bluster to attempt to get the defendant to accept another contract. The defendant need only to continue with: “I do not accept your sentence.” Or, where applicable: “I do not accept your offer of contract.” The latter statement may be placed upon served court documents and returned (signed and dated) to the clerk of the court.

    For more information, please visit the following links: http://www.1215.org/ & http://theunhivedmind.com/wordpress/?p=18841

  • Gregory K. Sloat

    In the above article the author stated, “Most Americans don’t even understand that they have rights because they have never even read the documents that grant them those rights.”

    Now, I hate to be picky, but this is a HUGE issue. The Constitution does NOT “grant” rights. The Constitution GUARANTEES rights that we ALREADY have. For, if a government can grant rights, it can also take away those same rights. The Founders never provided for that option, because as Jefferson wrote, “we are endowed by our Creator, certain unalienable rights….” That means that they can NOT be taken away, given away, or traded away. We CAN choose to not exercise them, and a tyrannical government CAN abuse and ignore them, but we ALWAYS have them.

    Remember, our rights are guaranteed, NOT granted, by the Constitution.

  • Cinderella Man

    Good list, Gutter. It is mind blowing how each POTUS expands their dictatorial powers year after year. After all Dubya called the Consititution “A G**damned piece of paper!” Progressives believe that it is a “living” document that must be updated and changed along with the times. Lets face it, this country is a sad shell of her former self. The rule of this country was given over to lesser men for too many years, and now it is a dying decrepit waste. Damn. I guess RP is still out of the question?

  • gary2

    All this about our rights being slowly taken away is depressing. I think I need to go and drop some job creators in the toilet!

  • xander cross

    Rights? The constiution is not for the majority of the people in the first place. It never was. Your founding fathers were elites and only them had rights, not the majority. Yes, this includes poor whites and blacks. Also, why you all love a document that states that blacks were 3/4 of a person? The fact that many of you have stated that we should go back to “living document” proves that all of you are no different from the elties and the governmnet that you claim. Tell me something, why must minorites be below white people?

    • Joe

      Why do try to turn this into an issue about race? The DHS and the NSA don’t care what color you are, idiot!

      I’ll bet you voted for Obama just because he’s black

  • Gay Veteran

    We have been losing our rights since the “War on Drugs” started. The process has accelerated under the endless “War on Terror”.

    “…And one group that gets targeted by the government almost more than anyone else is Christians. In America today, there is a war against Christianity….”

    Spare us the self-pity. Christians are the most powerful political group in the country. You don’t have a clue what real persecution is.

  • xander cross

    That is the problem with american. A certain race(white) of people actually believe that they are above every other race and your founding fathers were no different. No one want to share power and you all argue about an economic collpase? How the hell are we all going to surivie an economic collpase when we got these damn problems about being equal and respect one another?

    • Ducrider900

      How the hell are we going to survive an economic collapse when we can’t spell worth a *********? xander?

  • xander cross

    But you all wanted your country back right? I mean, for the past three years, you all had town hall meetings saying how you want your country back (from Obama) and now, you comaplin about rights. Where was all of this when bush was president?

  • Howard T. Lewis III

    This is all about molestation and otherwise forcing oneself on innocent people. Bush41&43 and Obama and their closest aides are a bunch of sick fuchs. If the DHS cared about who did 9-11 instead of playing with your crotch, they would have arrested Bush43&41 and their criminal cabal long ago. Wise up America, you stupid pack of slugbait.

  • Bob

    I am seeing rummers that the government is planing to replace cash with a “digital currency”.
    http://www.sovereignsociety.com/pages/svs/digital_currency_video2.php?pub=DIGICURR&code=ESVSN126&o=583904&s=588077&u=33978453&l=363230&r=Milo
    The right to spend your money in privacy will completely disappear if that happens.
    ~Bob~

  • Dave R

    In the following quote by John Calvin, he calls those leaders who fail to protect liberty “perfidious traitors to their office and their country”:

    And as I willingly admit that there is no kind of government happier than where liberty is framed with becoming moderation, and duly constituted so as to be durable, so I deem those very happy who are permitted to enjoy that form, and I admit that they do nothing at variance with their duty when they strenuously and constantly labour to preserve and maintain it. Nay, even magistrates ought to do their utmost to prevent the liberty, of which they have been appointed guardians, from being impaired, far less violated. If in this they are sluggish or little careful, they are perfidious traitors to their office and their country.

  • kevin

    i had to skip reading this article due to significant errors in the first few paragraphs. first, documents do not grant rights to anyone,not even the constitution. secondly, the constitution did not guarantee rights just to citizens, but to all men. it is difficult to see the difference between those who have never read these documents, and those who spread misinformation because they have failed to comprehend them.

  • Gil

    If the 2nd Amendment allow the people to takedown the U.S. Government then why hasn’t the shooting started already?

    • Joe

      Because the people of this once great nation will not overthrow this tyrannical government. The people are not willing to sacrifice anything for freedom, quite the contrary, they’re all EXTREMELY willing to sacrifice freedom for “safety”.

  • Steve

    “they have never even read the documents that grant them those rights.” Wow. You think these documents “Grant us” our rights? You would use the word “Grant”, which has asa a definition: to permit as a right, privilege, or favor; to bestow or transfer formally. I must vociferously disagree with your assertion!

    These documents merely “Enumerate” (list one after another) our Unalienable Rights; which (according to the Declaration of Independence) are “gifts” from the “Creator” which one receives just by being born. The goverment, or any of its documents thereof, have no power or authority to “grant” us, nor take away, ANY of our “God given” Unalienable Rights!

    • http://www.yahoo.com/ Nonie

      I’m impressed you should think of somehting like that

  • Had It

    America was a peaceful country? I don’t think African Americans will agree. Their civil rights were violated every day for decades, especially for the poor slaves. Ditto for the Natives who still suffer to. And then of course there is the forgotten abused in America, adoptees, whose civil rights have been violated since 1951 when some ahole decided to close their birth and bloodline records to themselves about themselves and they were not allowed to even know who their own parents were. Still happening today. Adoptees are NOT allowed to have their own original birth certificates due to laws set in place by the same idiots who claim Obama won’t produce his. Yes, maybe for the white christians born in wedlock the United States was tranquil, happy wappy, full of freedom, full of charm, but not for so many others. Now all of you are getting a taste of your own toxic Orwellianism.

  • roberta13

    don’t forget the executive order that says the President can declare martial law and declare himself “dictator”. This is the word that is used and oh by the way this crap started WAY before Bush, he was just another pawn in the game

  • roberta13

    Get over the slavery bit, that was legal back then, not right but legal and we have come a LONG way to change it

  • Chipper

    Even the author of this article doesn’t understand the Constitution. The Constitution doesn’t GRANT you rights, it RECOGNIZES or ACKNOWLEDGES your God-given rights.

  • Knobby

    Executive Order 10990 February 2, 1962 RE-ESTABLISHING THE FEDERAL SAFETY COUNCIL

    http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=58928#axzz1lSEQiF5L

    Then it superceded by others right up to 2011 one http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-10-07/pdf/2011-26141.pdf

    Still don’t see where it says they have the right to take control highways or transportion

  • Bob Marshall

    Our founders were wise enough to give us three branches of government with a system of checks and balances.They warned what would happen if the Executive branch was given too much power.If the Judicial branch decided to not base a law on its constitutionality, but on their idea of what was right.Our Supreme Court passes laws that are not constitutional.If the military became too large and powerful and if we interfered in foreign affairs of other nations. WE must surely realize that that system of checks and balances is obsolete today. We know the government is working for somebody. The question we have to ask ourselves is for who are they working?

  • luke

    Question: um so according to this article, does it really pay to plead our rights to arrogant leaders who don’t care to listen anyways? (Obama and his ‘Executive Orders’)

  • Concerned American

    I as a service man I was willing to give my life so my country could remain free. I swore to protect those freedoms from ALL enemies both abroad and Demestic. ?

  • kiki

    At this point, only God can fix America. And he won’t choose to do that-instead, he’ll just choose to take all of the people home who followed Him on this Earth. We can’t look to presidents(Obama, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, or anybody else) to save America. They are only human.

  • Steve

    This is not the complete list; it was taken from the 45 Communist goals that found their way down the halls of our great Capitol back in 1963.

    Communist Goals (1963) Congressional Record–Appendix, pp. A34-A35 January 10, 1963 Current Communist Goals EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. A. S. HERLONG, JR. OF FLORIDA IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Thursday, January 10, 1963 .

    3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.

    15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

    17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
     
    26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.” 

    (Leviticus 20:13If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.)

    27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a “religious crutch.”
    30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”
    31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.

    36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.
     
    37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.

    Luke 10:18And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
    In ancient Hebrew the word for lightning is barack, the word for heaven or the
    heights is bama and to connect the words either an “a” or an “o” is used.

    “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” – Barack Hussein Obama – Audacity of Hope

    2 Thessalonians 2:3 (King James Version)
    3Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

    Political Correctness a term first seen in Mao’s Little Red Book, a communist engendered abomination that is instituting censorship little by little.

    “If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”- George Washington

    Carl Marx, once wrote that, the goal of the Communists was to quote,. “enter into men’s minds and cast God down from his throne.”

    Matthew 12:31Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.

     

    In ancient Babylon their economy was based on usury.
    “If you lend money to one of my people among you who is needy, do not be like a moneylender; charge him no interest. Exodus 22:25
    Hath given forth upon usury, and hath taken increase: shall he then live? he shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon him. Ezekiel 18:13
    Usury is unlawful; expressly prohibited by GOD!
     Article 1 Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution clearly states that only the Congress can print and coin money! 

    The Federal Reserve Act of 1913 was slipped thru congress during the Christmas break with the majority of it’s members absent. 

    The Federal Reserve is self serving and privately owned in violation to the Constitution, charging interest on illegally printed money. Money printed from nothing!
    In America On June 4, 1963, a virtually unknown Presidential decree, Executive Order 11110, was signed with the authority to basically strip the Federal Reserve Bank of its power to loan money to the United States Federal Government at interest. With the stroke of a pen, President Kennedy declared that the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank would soon be out of business. Five months later A UNITED STATES PRESIDENT, PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY was MURDERED BY COMMUNIST! 

    Our own US Congress voted themselves a raise. (But vetoed a raise for those on Social Security) A member of Congress only have to be in Congress one time to receive a pension that is more than $15,000 per month. And most are now equal to being millionaires plus.  If some one in the military stays  in for 20 years (providing that they are not killed in combat before that) and gets out as an E-7, they may receive a pension of $2,000 per month, and the very people who placed them in harm’s way receives a pension of $15,000 per month.

    The debt added by the previous 43 U.S. Presidents from 1789 through 2002 combined was
       $6.3 trillion

    The debt added by Obama is
        $6.5 trillion

    “I seek social ownership of property, the abolition of the properties class, and sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal.”—Roger Baldwin, leftist, anarchist, and Communist, was born in Wellesley MA and co-founded the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

    “If you lend money to one of my people among you who is needy, do not be like a moneylender; charge him no interest. Exodus 22:25
    Hath given forth upon usury, and hath taken increase: shall he then live? he shall not live: he hath done all these abominations; he shall surely die; his blood shall be upon him. Ezekiel 18:13
    Usury is unlawful; expressly prohibited by GOD!
     
     
    In ancient Babylon their priest sacrificed babies to their gods baal, and molech.  
    In America the communist under their socialist programs have sacrificed over 50 million American babies to their god satan!
    Leviticus 20:2-5
    2Again, thou shalt say to the children of Israel , Whosoever he be of the children of Israel , or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel , that giveth any of his seed unto Molech; he shall surely be put to death: the people of the land shall stone him with stones.
    3And I will set my face against that man, and will cut him off from among his people; because he hath given of his seed unto Molech, to defile my sanctuary, and to profane my holy name.
    4And if the people of the land do any ways hide their eyes from the man, when he giveth of his seed unto Molech, and kill him not:
    5Then I will set my face against that man, and against his family, and will cut him off, and all that go a whoring after him, to commit whoredom with Molech, from among their people.
     
    Luke 22:35-36 Then Jesus asked them, “When I sent you without purse, bag or sandals, did you lack anything?” “Nothing,” they answered. 36 He said to them, “But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one.
     
     
    Jeremiah 50:16Cut off the sower from Babylon, and him that handleth the SICKLE in the time of harvest: for fear of the oppressing sword they shall turn every one to his people, and they shall flee every one to his own land.
    Jeremiah 50:23How is the HAMMER OF THE WHOLE EARTH CUT ASUNDER AND BROKEN! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!
    BABYLON = the HAMMER and SICKLE!
     
     
    Jeremiah 50:14 “ Put yourselves in array against Babylon all around, All you who bend the bow; Shoot at her, spare no arrows, For she has sinned against the LORD.

    “The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”— Norman Thomas, Socialist Party Presidential Candidate in 1940, 1944 and 1948, co-founder of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
    “We can’t expect the American people to jump from capitalism to communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving them small doses of socialism, until they awaken one day to find that they have communism.”—Nikita Kruschev, former Soviet Premier/dictator.

    All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them. Psalm 118:10

    “The thing that separates the American Christian from every other person on earth is the fact that he would rather die on his feet, than live on his knees!”. George Washington

      2 Timothy 2:15   Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 

    Jeremiah 48: 10Cursed be he that doeth the work of the LORD deceitfully, and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood.

    Revelation 18:21 And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying , Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down , and shall be found no more at all.

    “NO KING BUT KING JESUS!”
            

     

  • panda

    i agree with most of these. i think we should have all our rights and they shouldn’t be taken away.

  • EddieCox

    Forgot to include abortion rights, voting rights, gender equality rights…

  • smooth1063

    A separate Bill of Rights = lest they forget = not privileges doled out by gov’t

  • Chris Schulte

    You might find this odd but I am a conservative or maybe libertarian explains it better who is also a atheist. I agree with this guy on everything till he got to Christianity, yeh a religion that makes up like 80% of the American population and the most oppressive religion known to man is now being oppressed, right.. You don’t seem to understand what the right to religion means the right to religion means you have a right to believe whatever thing you believe regardless of how ignorant it is. You have a right to practice it at home and in the designated areas known as the Catholic Church. You however don’t have the right to force your believes down everyone’s throat in the form of Christian influenced laws in the government. The right to religion does not apply only to Christians, it applies to Jews, Muslims, and yes even ATHEISTS. This means Jews, Muslims, and atheists want nothing to do with your religion and for you to force your religion into the government invades everyone else’s right to religion that isn’t Christian. It’s also like you don’t seem to get that the right from religion is also a thing which further justifies decreasing Christianity in government. Christians you are not being oppressed, you never should of had a say in our government in the first place, this is simply a old wrong beings righted.

  • Curtis Cook

    a quote by Adolf Hitler explaining how he came to power sounds just to summarize he said that to control a population you have to slowly and utterly take their rights away. sounds like our government.

  • Michael

    I enjoy reading the comments section too. :)

    Michael

  • http://www.grandmasdepressionmemories.com/ Leigh Kimmel

    I can still remember listening to Bush’s speech announcing that he was creating a Department of Homeland Security and immediately flashing on the fact that KGB stands for the Russian words meaning “Committee of State Security.” And it immediately chilled me.