In early America, the most pressing problem that government was
instituted to deal with was securing the people and their property from
predation, foreign or domestic. The early American states and their
people had many enemies - opportunistic invaders - foreign pirates -
local villains - and conflicts with the indigenous Indian tribes. Thus
the “Prime Directive” of American government was and is to “secure
rights,” as in the rights to life, liberty and property ownership.
Throughout history, weak individuals, preyed upon by the strong, have
banded together, compromised their individuality and cooperated in the
defense against predators. The Romans used the symbol of the fasces
(bundled sticks) to demonstrate how the weak individuals become powerful
when united. The bundle of sticks with the axe was a reminder of the
awesome power that the many can wield. When that power is wielded for
the public good, in defense against predators, it is beneficial. When
that power is wielded for the benefit of predators, it becomes an
Unfortunately, human nature is easily corrupted
and once powerful governments are formed, there is a tendency for abuse
of that power. Thus the benign power of a united people becomes a tool
for those who are unscrupulous and want that power for their own
benefit. In America’s case, to prevent that from occurring, the
government rule set was constrained to only two jobs:  Secure rights (endowed by our Creator); and  Govern those who consent.
The basic idea was that those who consented to be part of government
would step down in status, accept mandatory civic duties, be held to a
higher standard of behavior, in exchange for political liberty - voting
and holding public office. In short, the citizenry were truly servants
of the sovereign people and of the government.
that wise plan was abandoned in the 1820s, and the transition from the
republican form to the democratic form of government resulted. With
universal suffrage, any warm blooded adult male could vote, often
influenced by bribes and free liquor, so that the office holders were no
longer statesmen and servants, but panderers and power brokers. The
rise of the partisan political parties changed American governments from
humble servants into despots and tyrants, meddling and taxing and
regulating that which it should not.
And by surrendering to
the financial powers via usury and bankruptcy, the unholy alliance of
collectivists and usurers have brought America to the brink of
destruction, if not over it.
The question before Americans is
this : is this what YOU want? Do you want to be a serf, a cog, a part of
the “Great Machine” operated by the Central State? Or do you wish to be
a sovereign individual, in full possession of all your endowed rights,
capable of exercising all powers, and at liberty to be sovereign, free
Do you wish to be a servant of the State, or to be served by the State?
But don’t wait too long to make your decision. That power may be forcibly taken from you very soon.