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A Coming Era of Civil Disobedience?

 
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Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by its example.

If the government becomes a law-breaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.

— Louis D. Brandeis, dissent in the case “Olmstead v. United States”, 277 U.S. 438, 485 (1928)



A Coming Era of Civil Disobedience?
[link to www.cnsnews.com] ^ | July 10, 2015 | Patrick J. Buchanan(Ronald Reagan's best speech writer ( ; )

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The Oklahoma Supreme Court, in a 7-2 decision, has ordered a monument of the Ten Commandments removed from the Capitol. Calling the Commandments "religious in nature and an integral part of the Jewish and Christian faiths," the court said the monument must go.

Gov. Mary Fallin has refused. And Oklahoma lawmakers instead have filed legislation to let voters cut out of their constitution the specific article the justices invoked. Some legislators want the justices impeached.

Fallin's action seems a harbinger of what is to come in America — an era of civil disobedience like the 1960s, where court orders are defied and laws ignored in the name of conscience and a higher law.

Only this time, the rebellion is likely to arise from the right.

Certainly, Americans are no strangers to lawbreaking. What else was our revolution but a rebellion to overthrow the centuries-old rule and law of king and Parliament, and establish our own?

U.S. Supreme Court decisions have been defied, and those who defied them lionized by modernity. Thomas Jefferson freed all imprisoned under the sedition act, including those convicted in court trials presided over by Supreme Court justices. Jefferson then declared the law dead.

Some Americans want to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with Harriet Tubman, who, defying the Dred Scott decision and fugitive slave acts, led slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

New England abolitionists backed the anti-slavery fanatic John Brown, who conducted the raid on Harpers Ferry that got him hanged but helped to precipitate a Civil War. That war was fought over whether 11 Southern states had the same right to break free of Mr. Lincoln's Union as the 13 colonies did to break free of George III's England.

Millions of Americans, with untroubled consciences, defied the Volstead Act, imbibed alcohol and brought an end to Prohibition.

In the civil rights era, defying laws mandating segregation and ignoring court orders banning demonstrations became badges of honor.

Rosa Parks is a heroine because she refused to give up her seat on a Birmingham bus, despite the laws segregating public transit that relegated blacks to the "back of the bus."

In "Letter from Birmingham Jail," Dr. King, defending civil disobedience, cited Augustine — "an unjust law is no law at all" — and Aquinas who defined an unjust law as "a human law that is not rooted in eternal law and natural law."

Said King, "one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws."

But who decides what is an "unjust law"?

If, for example, one believes that abortion is the killing of an unborn child and same-sex marriage is an abomination that violates "eternal law and natural law," do those who believe this not have a moral right if not a "moral responsibility to disobey such laws"?

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Re: A Coming Era of Civil Disobedience?
The USA is no longer a democracy and we no longer have rights. Our votes don’t count.

Many Americans feel powerless to do anything about the expanding police state, but we can still fight back.

What good would money do if we have no freedom?

Here are some things you can do to support liberty and slow the rise of tyranny:

Think. Resist. Opt-out. Do not comply. Do not consent. Do not participate.

They can’t kill us all.

What if everyone marked “EXEMPT” on their W-2 forms?

What if everyone placed tree branches in car trunks that covered their license plates?

What if everyone pretended to be foreigners who couldn’t speak English when stopped by the police?

What if everyone refused to register their cars when they bought them and just used old license plates?

What if everyone printed out fake documents that said they had car insurance?

What if everyone had fake ID’s?

What if everyone refused to give their names to government officials?

What if businesses just used copies of business licenses of other businesses?

What if everyone didn’t buy health insurance?

What if Libertarians got jobs with the government and ignored law-breaking, stood up for citizens, and sabotaged and slowed the government?

Wake up. Stand up. Think, read, research, and talk with friends, family, and neighbors about the changes happening in the USA. Learn about the American, French, and Russian revolutions. Watch pro-freedom movies like “Lives of Others”, “Sophie Scholl”, “Argo”, “Zero Dark Thirty”, “Hunger Games”, “V for Vendetta”, “12 Years a Slave”, and "Gandhi".

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Get involved with pro-democracy groups.

Sign petitions against Unconstitutional laws.

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Donate to civil rights groups like the EFF and ACLU.

Arrange and attend protests.

Write to your elected officials.

Write letters to editors with your viewpoints and contact the media to ask for more stories covering government tyranny.

Vote.

Publish a blog or website with news and your views about freedom.

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Run for any political office.

If called to be on a jury, refuse to convict someone of breaking an unjust law.

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Raise awareness by passing out flyers, sponsoring billboards, and buying ads calling for more freedom.

Don’t be terrorist, but act like one. Report everybody as a terrorist. Confuse and slow the government.

If the government refuses to listen to Americans, drop-out, work off the books, stop paying taxes, and apply for as much welfare as you can. Drain the system. If we are being ignored, we may need for society to collapse before we can rebuild it. Americans need to kill the beast that is killing us.

Resist. Talk to government employees. Try to persuade them that by working for a corrupt government they become an enemy of the people. If a government employee tries to enforce an Unconstitutional law, tell them that Nazis said they were just following orders, too. Don’t allow police, the TSA, or any other agency to illegally search you or take your DNA. Do not obey. Opt-out. Do not consent. Carry a copy of the US Constitution with you at all times.

Take out as many loans as you can. Don't pay them back. The government, corporations, and illegal immigrants don't have ethics, why should we?

Buy guns, gold, and stock up on emergency supplies. Be prepared. Anything can happen. Watch what happens to the stock market when the US stops printing money and goes bankrupt.

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Increase your privacy. Buy prepaid anonymous phones. Take steps against Internet spying.

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Look at countries where you can move to. Consider obtaining a new passport and renouncing your US citizenship.

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Consider getting involved in a secession movement.

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If things don’t improve and the government doesn’t return the rights of Americans, the US Constitution allows Americans to form a new government.

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While I fervently hope this doesn’t happen, if all the above actions fail to return freedom to Americans, the USA may turn into a violent revolution one day.

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Feel free to suggest other ideas that promote freedom.





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