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WE THE PEOPLE’s 2013 Christmas wish list to government

WE THE PEOPLE’s 2013 Christmas wish list to government

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Published by Don Mashak
This article suggest a 2013 Christmas Wish List that WE THE PEOPLE should request from our government
This article suggest a 2013 Christmas Wish List that WE THE PEOPLE should request from our government

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Published by: Don Mashak on Dec 28, 2013
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WE THE PEOPLE’s 2013 Christmas wish list to government
On a cold and blustery Christmas in 1776, then General George Washington and his troops endured the elements in an encampment on the  banks of the Delaware i!er with little food and insufficient clothing" Washington and his troops were willing to endure these hardships as necessary to fulfill our go!ernment#s $then the Continental Congress% promise to free &mericans from the tyranny of 'ing George and replace it with the enlightened liberty of  (atural )aw"*+roof that our country is founded on  (atural )aw http--t"co-r.sw(upbeO/0o know the true significance of what was at stake, one must understand that our &merican e!olution was in reality a re!olt against the Go!ernance Doctrine of the Di!ine ight of 'ings" +ursuant to the Di!ine ight of 'ings, the 'ing is a God or an emissary of God here on earth" 0herefore, no earthly being can 2uestion the decisions of the 'ing" 3nder the Di!ine ight of 'ings, persons had no rights4 there were only permissions and pri!ileges that could be re!oked by the 'ing or his representati!es at any time for any reason" &nd truth was established by the 'ing and the Church"During the 5nlightenment $circa 16&D18&D% there was a scientific, intellectual and culture re!olution of thought" &!erage persons came to 2uestion the authority of the 'ing and the Church" 3sing their own obser!ations and reasoning, indi!iduals began determining truth for themsel!es" During this time, 9en of )etters such as :ohn )ocke, de!eloped a body of thought that came to be known as (atural )aw" &mongst other things, (atural )aw prescribed that all men had certain unalienable (atural )aw ights" $;n fact, (atural )aw was so well known and understood at the time that the <ounder=s debated whether the >ill of ights was e!en necessary% )ocke continued this line of reasoning and de!eloped the Go!ernance Doctrine known as ?Consent of the Go!erned@" ;n essence, go!ernment could only rule with the consent of the go!erned" &nd, in fact, that eAact phrase appears in the &merican Declaration of ;ndependence, as well as does the ?)aws of (ature@" * ;f you want a little more detail you can read (atural )aw Bow W5 0B5 +5O+)5 got to the th of :uly,1776 - http--goo"gl-;fE+Ak  and-or listen to free audio book  0reatises of Ci!il Go!ernment by :ohn )ocke https--t"co-2DCsduF.Ew/What follows are a few statements summariing some of the sentiments and principles of (atural )aw and Consent of the Go!erned" 0hese statements were part and parcel of the belief system of our
<ounders" 0his writer hopes these statements will make more clear the !ision our <ounders had for this country and its indi!idual citiens"
3sing their own obser!ations and reasons, the indi!idual determines truth for themsel!es4
HelfDetermination I 5ach indi!idual shall determine the course of their li!es for themsel!es, while at the same time accepting the rewards and conse2uences for their own decisions4
&ll persons are created e2ual4
?9an""" hath by nature a power"""" to preser!e his property  that is, his life, liberty, and estate  against the inJuries and attempts of other men"@ :ohn )ocke4
?)iberty is to be free from restraint and !iolence from others@ :ohn )ocke4
K0o understand political power right, and deri!e it from its original, we must consider, what state all men are naturally in, and that is, a state of perfect freedom to order their actions, and dispose of their possessions and persons, as they think fit, within the bounds of the law of nature, without asking lea!e, or depending upon the will of any other man"K )ocke, :ohn" 0he Hecond 0reatise of Ci!il Go!ernment" 16L4
Ke!ery man being, as has been shewed*should/, naturally free, and nothing being able to put him into subJection to any earthly power, but only his own consentK :ohn )ocke 0wo 0reatises of Go!ernment M11L4
95( being, as has been said, by nature, all free, e2ual, and independent, no one can be put out of this estate, and subJected to the political power of another, without his own consent" 0he only way whereby any one di!ests himself of his natural liberty, and puts on the bonds of ci!il society, is by agreeing with other men to Join and unite into a community for their comfortable, safe, and peaceable li!ing one amongst another, in a secure enJoyment of their properties, and a greater security against any, that are not of it" 0his any number of men may do, because it inJures not the freedom of the rest4 they are left as they were in the liberty of the state of nature" When any number of men ha!e so consented to make one community or go!ernment, they are thereby presently incorporated, and make one body politic, wherein the maJority ha!e a right to act and conclude the rest" )ocke, Hection L4
K>ut though men when they enter into society, gi!e up the e2uality, liberty and eAecuti!e  power they had in the state of nature, into the hands of the society, to be so far disposed of by the legislature, as the good of the society shall re2uire4 yet it being only with an intention to e!eryone the better to preser!e himself his liberty and propertyK $Hecond 0reatise, Chapter L%4
9en, ha!ing been gi!en free will, are not !irtuous by nature and, acknowledging their imperfections, create go!ernments so that they may li!e in safety and harmony together  Cato )etters LN64
?<reedom of men under go!ernment is to ha!e a standing rule to li!e by, common to e!ery one of that society, and made by the legislati!e power !ested in it4 a liberty to follow my own will in all things, when the rule prescribes not, and not to be subJect to the inconstant, unknown, arbitrary will of another man"@ :ohn )ocke4
K0he rulers """ eAercising a power the people ne!er put into their hands $who can ne!er be supposed to consent, that anybody should rule o!er them for their harm%, do that, which they
ha!e not a right to do" &nd where the body of the people, or any single man, is depri!ed of their right, or is under the eAercise of a power without right, then they ha!e a liberty to appeal to hea!en, whene!er they Judge the cause of sufficient momentK" :ohn )ocke, Hecond 0reatise of Go!ernment Chapter 1 $Consent of the Go!erned%4
KGo!ernment being for the preser!ation of e!ery man=s right and property, by preser!ing him from the !iolence or inJury of others, is for the good of the go!ernedK":ohn )ocke, <irst 0reatise on Go!ernment Chapter L, $Consent of the Go!erned%4
K>ut if a long train of abuses, pre!arications and artifices, all tending the same way, make the design !isible to the people, and they cannot but feel, what they lie under, and whither they are going, =tis not to be wondered, that they should then rouse themsel!es, and endea!our to put the rule into such hands, which may secure to them the ends for which go!ernment was at first enactedK" $Hecond 0reatise, Chapter 1L%4
KWhene!er the power that is put in any hands for the go!ernment of the people, and the  protection of our properties, is applied to other ends, and made use of to impo!erish, harass or subdue them to the arbitrary and irregular commands of those that ha!e it4 there it presently  becomes tyranny, whether those that thus use it are one or manyK" $Hecond 0reatise, Chapter 18%4
K$0yranny is% """ when the go!ernor, howe!er entitled, makes not the law, but his will, the rule4 and his commands and actions are not directed to the preser!ation of the properties of his  people, but the satisfaction of his own ambition, re!enge, co!etousness, or any other irregular  passionK" $Hecond 0reatise, Chapter 18%4
KBeK $the supreme eAecuti!e% Kalso acts contrary to his trust, when he either employs the force, treasure and offices of the society, to corrupt the representati!es, and gain them to his purposes4 or openly preengages the electors, and prescribes to their choice, such, whom he has by solicitations, threats, promises, or otherwise won them to his designs, and employs them to  bring in such, who ha!e promised beforehand, what to !ote, and what to enactK" $Hecond 0reatise, Chapter 1L%4
M0yranny is the eAercise of power beyond right, which nobody can ha!e a right to :ohn M)ocke nd 0reatise on Go!ernment Chapter18"Ho beautifully and elo2uently do these statements represent the nature and desires of a free mankind, that one must wonder if their descent into obscurity was accidental or contri!ed" Dear Go!ernment, W5 0B5 +5O+)5 put it to thee, is your failure to educate rank and file &mericans in (atural )aw by design to work to ensla!e us as we were under the Go!ernance Doctrine of the Di!ine ight of 'ings We pray thee answer truthfully"<urther, Dear Go!ernment, e!erything you ha!e been doing lately seems to be in diametric opposition to the intent and promises of our re!olutionary go!ernment" Our current go!ernment seems intent on restoring the go!ernance Doctrine of the Di!ine ight of 'ings" 5Acepting , of course, that instead of a 'ing whose decisions cannot be 2uestioned because they allege their di!inity, it is the decisions of +rogressi!e 5ducated 5lites whose decisions cannot be 2uestioned because they allege their superior intellect and education as well as un2uestionable altruism"

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