time, not for Liberty!
Written by JB Williams
That little bell that
just went off in your head this week is a warning you had better heed… When
eminent domain becomes absolute dominion, as it just has, not a
single citizen is safe from the insatiable greed of its government.
Once used as only a tool
of last resort, to make room for a highway connecting cities, or a military
installation needed to defend our borders, the law of eminent domain now places your home well in
reach for purposes of simple commercial and
economic development. According to the recent 5-4 Supreme Court
ruling, your government now has the right to force you from your home just to
make room for a shopping mall. This sounds dangerously close to the doctrines
of Marx and Lenin…Doesn’t it? The rights of the community over the
individual? Power in the hands of the government rather than the governed?
What is the reasoning
behind it? Simple, a shopping mall will generate more tax revenue than your
home will, and that is in the best interest
of the community at large…so they say.
Are you familiar with
this famous quote, "Experience hath
shewn, that even under the best forms (of government) those entrusted with
power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny"?
How about this one, "I predict
future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting
the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."?
You should, they are all quotes from
Thomas Jefferson, remember him? Jefferson also said the
following, "I think we have more machinery of government
than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labour of the
I chose these particular quotes to
demonstrate just how well the founders were able to predict the future, but
also to remind people that some things are completely predictable, human nature
being one of those things. The founders were brilliant in my opinion, but not
as a result of their higher learning or well traveled understanding. Rather for
their innate ability to know the weaknesses of men and write a set of founding
documents aimed at protecting the governed from those who would govern.
America has been “wasting
the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them” for decades now. Our
government has done so because we have “too many
parasites living on the labour of the industrious." [Jefferson’s warning of the
perils of a welfare state, which has gone un-noticed by later generations.] Just
as experience had shown the founders, we too are now learning that “even under the best forms (of government) those
entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into
The federal govern can
confiscate private property at will, for private commercial use, under
façade of the "economic"
interests of the community at large. This concept is not as new as one might
think. The federal government long ago established that they can confiscate the
private property of the governed, for benefit of the community at large. It's
called a graduated tax system. It gives them the right to take private property
from one who earns it without their consent, and use it for benefit of those
they arbitrarily choose.
There is no wide-spread
public outcry regarding the latest interpretation of eminent domain, because Americans have become accustomed to
their government running roughshod over them. They have come to expect it, feel
helpless and even accept it as an inevitable progression.
This is by the way, exactly what the
left means by “progressive”…
The enemy within has been
constant and patient, slowly working on the minds of the people, convincing
them that the primary function of their federal government is to look out for
the private personal economic interests of the masses. As a result, a little
more than 200 years following our Declaration of Independence, we find
ourselves becoming increasingly dependent.
As a result of that, the
federal governments voracious appetite for an ever
increasing share of once private resources has grown to where they can only
feed that appetite by confiscating property and resources needed to meet the
endless demands of those who look to them for their personal well-being.
went on to say, “All tyranny needs to
gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent”,
which provides the explanation for my writing this and many
other columns… We have clearly been silent too long! Our government and the
liberal left, like our children, interpret our silence as our consent.
said, "Dependence begets subservience
and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the
designs of ambition." I could never in a million years, say it
any better than that. If you can comprehend this statement, you can vividly see
the error of our complacency, our tolerance, our generational ignorance.
also wrote these famous words, “whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these
ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it”.
But is that where we are today? Many in America
think we are, some calling for just such a remedy. Allow me to point out
something you might have missed in the headlines…
Freedom of religion is
under attack on every corner in America.
But congress has made no law, the
Murder, the taking of
innocent life, not in self-defense, has been made legal in America
under the name abortion and we sit silently
and watch over 1.4 million of them a year. But congress made no such law, the
Congress has made no law
sanctioning or endorsing sexually explicit or perverted behaviors or public
displays either. But the judiciary has…
And, congress has made no
law giving your local shopping mall developer a right to your home. But the
judiciary just did… Are you seeing a trend yet?
Liberals are quick to ask
“who would protect the rights of the
individual from the tyranny of the majority if not the judiciary?”
But they have never asked themselves who would protect the rights of all
individuals from the unchecked and unintended tyranny of a judiciary run amok?
Liberals love those
liberal interpretations of those unwritten rights, separation, abortion,
marriage for all beings, regardless of gender or species. And liberal judges
have made a career out of making a mockery of the founding documents by
interpreting words the founders didn’t write. Political motives provided
the needed justification for the silence, but now the tables are beginning to
turn on those who gave birth to the monster. They find themselves on the
menu… It won’t matter which party you belong to, when they come for
Are you getting the point
yet? We don’t need to abolish
our government, but we most certainly do need to alter it, and quickly! A free nation can not survive a
judicial branch that believes it is the legislative branch of a representative
republic nobody elected them to represent. The rule of few over many is called
an Oligarchy, and that is exactly what we have today. The people can’t
control the judges, neither can congress nor the President. They are
“unaccountable” to anyone, free to hand down any edict they choose,
not even restricted by a Constitution they regularly re-write at will,
circumventing entirely, the amendment process intentionally made difficult by
wrote about this very error in the Constitution, in a letter to Monsieur A.
Coray, Oct 31, 1823,
“At the establishment of our
constitutions, the judiciary bodies were supposed to be the most helpless and
harmless members of the government. Experience, however, soon showed in what
way they were to become the most dangerous; that the insufficiency of the means
provided for their removal gave them a freehold and irresponsibility in office;
that their decisions, seeming to concern individual suitors only, pass silent
and unheeded by the public at large; that these decisions, nevertheless, become
law by precedent, sapping, by little and little, the foundations of the
constitution, and working its change by construction, before any one has
perceived that that invisible and helpless worm has been busily employed in
consuming its substance. In truth, man is not made to be trusted for life, if
secured against all liability to account.”
The founders did a superb
job of providing for checks and balances in the executive branch and congress,
but overlooked the threat of judicial tyranny, judges acting on their own, with
impunity. What we have today as a result of this flaw is an Oligarchy, the rule
of few over many. Those few just decided that your right to your home is not as
important as their right to more revenue from a shopping mall strategically
placed on your property.
Jefferson and the other
founders, while not able to predict a tyrannical judicial branch, were able to
predict a tyrannical government acting at odds with the interests of the
individuals their constitution was written to protect.
That’s why Jefferson
also said this, "No free man shall ever
be debarred the use of arms." He said, "The beauty of the second amendment is that it
will not be needed until they try to take it." He reasoned that
"The strongest reason for the people to
retain the right to bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves
against tyranny in government", adding, "Every generation needs a new revolution."
I could have written this
same column using quotes from most any of the founders, as they all felt very
much as Jefferson did on these particular
matters. I chose Jefferson because he is the founder used
most to justify the agenda of Americas
It is not time to
abolish… Most of America’s
ills could be resolved with one alteration
to our government… Simply stop the judicial branch from pretending to be
the legislative branch. Presidents and Congressmen are elected to represent the
will of the governed. Judges are too often appointed to circumvent that will
and our entire system of self-governance with the single stroke of their pen.
Even liberal party monarch,
JFK recognized reality by stating, "Those
who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution
Another revolution is
coming and the judicial branch will soon find itself on the front lines of a
war they can’t win. They have acted outside of the scope of their
authority, at odds with the people who govern this free nation, convinced that
the American people will sit idly by as they are stripped of their nation, one
case at a time.
JFK was right, a peaceful
revolution, (alteration) is possible. But if peaceful action is not taken due
to complacency, if “people of good
conscience remain silent”, violent revolution will become
The people may not fight
for the home of their neighbor, like they should. But they will fight when
their government is at their own doorstep, they will have no choice. But by
then, they will find violent revolution
to be their only option.
Last, don’t allow
the liberal old media to tell you
this is some Bush agenda item intended to help his rich friends in the shopping
mall business. The 5 ruling judges were Stevens, Kennedy, Souter, Ginsburg and
Breyer. Those liberal justices always looking out for you little guys…