IF the Constitution were in force and followed, the President, a servant of the People UNDER the Constitution would only have the power to order his fellow servants in the Executive Branch to execute laws in pursuance of the Constitution; laws passed by Congress for the purpose of SECURING OUR RIGHTS... nothing more; this applies whether we're waging war or living in peace.
The only lawful reason to wage war under the Constitution is for the COMMON DEFENSE; not to profit corporations at the expense of the People in blood and treasure. Corporations that instigate and provoke conflict between nations in order to profit from the misery they create are enemies of mankind. Wouldn't it be proper and in the interest of peace for all of mankind under Natural Law, to abolish corporations that cause such harm? I believe this is the nature of the conflict before us and the duty of not just Americans but all the People of the world yearning to breathe free.
Unless the People of America are attacked and our Natural Rights threatened, the District of Columbia has no lawful power to wage war. We the People, through our State Legislatures, only consented to allow limited power for certain enumerated purposes to the Federal government to secure our Natural Rights, one of those powers was to provide for the Common Defense; the force defined for that effort was the men at arms so threatened, organized into Militia and called into Federal service to repel the threat. Once the threat was negated, the men in the Militia were to disband from the Federal force (army) and return to their lives as family men to provide for their families.
There was never meant to be professional soldiers in the Army, since appropriations for that use was limited in the Constitution for a period of two years; our founders feared a standing army, yet trusted the People with the arms necessary for war. Today, not only do we have a standing Federal army in the military but a bureaucratic one as well, State and Federal, comprised of corporate state and local police forces, private corporate sheriff departments, state and local corporate code enforcement agencies, and the endless list of corporate Federal bureaucratic enforcers, mostly directed at the People... not some foreign invaders.
The Declaration of Independence stated:
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.— That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,"
Thomas Jefferson, considered the principle author of the Declaration of Independence, further defined the limitations of the People in the exercise of their Natural Rights... something commonly known at that time as self-governance:
"Rightful liberty is unobstructed action, according to our will, within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others." -- Thomas Jefferson
Are we living today under a government exercising just power in the pursuit of securing our rights or are we living under a soulless corporation exploiting the People like cattle, prospering through the efforts of the People and denying us our Natural Right to pursue happiness?
The Declaration of Independence not only defined the principles of good government and where our Natural Rights come from; they also defined what must be done when good government becomes bad:
"That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."
In truth, government in America has not been under the Constitution established in 1789, since 1861; only as an illusion. The corporations that gained control have slowly eroded the lawful structure and replaced it with a corporate counterfeit for their gain in treasure and power. The terrible war of conquest that was begun in the Lincoln Administration is soon coming to its conclusion; culminating in a corporate world government formed for the benefit of the elite who are lusting for absolute power over creation through their corporations; this is the goal of your corporate masters in defiance of the Laws of Nature and Nature's God.
Isn't it time we stood up and shook off this illusion, stopped complying with the demands of those plundering us, and restore liberty for ourselves and our posterity?
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