Hello, my name is Thomas Mick. I am a writer for the American resistance. Due to limitations imposed on my other blog, Restoring the American Republic at http://publius87.wordpress.com. I have imported my article from there and will be posting new articles here.
Years ago I started a website called Lessons of the Past, posting every document I could get on the founding of the American Republic and pertaining to the history of government in general... a lot of the resources were from the site Constitution.org and Barefoot Bob's page. Due to financial difficulties I lost my original page but retained the domain; choosing now to use it to share my hard learned observations and truths relating to natural law.
Since 1973, I have been watching and learning about what is wrong with the republic; seeking the truth wherever it led and embracing it. The journey has not been easy and I had to adjust to a completely different world than I thought I lived in before embarking on it. I have learned in all of this, the truth is the only path back to freedom, even if it shatters long held beliefs and assumptions based on what others taught us... a VERY painful process, especially when those we trusted reject us for embracing the truth.
After four decades of learning, I have come to a realization that what most people assume are the principles of America are not. America was founded on the Laws of Nature and Nature's God, natural law... not the common law arrived at through centuries of British subjection to monarchs. We didn't just sever political connections, we also severed legal connections from those made by man and subject to change, to those inherent in creation and immutable.
The simplicity of living under Natural Law makes it the only system of law I believe mankind could live under in peace with one another, since the overriding maxim of natural law pertaining to mankind is "do no harm"...
"Rightful liberty is unobstructed action, according to our will, within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others." -- Thomas Jefferson
"The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not a sufficient warrant.” -- John Stuart Mill, "On Liberty", 1859
I have learned this as a result of my journey of over four decades and have set up this blog to write about it as the inspiration comes to do so. Since converting this blog to a paid member site, I will be attempting to write an article every day to give value to those who support it. There may be days when I don't get one published but I promise to be much more prolific than in the past.
Please consider becoming a member of this blog; supporting my efforts to educate our fellow Americans before it is too late by choosing your membership options from this page.
NOTE: After posting this message I had congestive heart failure on December 17th. I am still recovering from open heart surgery, particular nerve damage suffered during the operation that effects my right arm and hand.
I will be resuming writing as soon as the pain abates enough to permit it.