“Sovereignty” is a word that’s being appropriated and demonized within the Security State, as Constitutional attorney, scholar, and public speaker Kris Anne Hall points out, and it is worth looking at what “Sovereign” really means. A young intern with her organization, Elizabeth Manley, has written an intriguing letter which is posted on her website (linked below), and I highlight a small excerpt below from it, which calls on all of us to speak out against the abuses of our Government, when our Government is abusive–note, this is the voice of an 18-year-old. (Follows the note on Sovereignty.) She calls on her own generation, but really she calls on all of us to “speak out against the evil, to stop letting our government define things for us.” Never has there been a more crucial moment in history for us to heed this insightful teenager’s advice–in the US, and in the world, as the 2015 Climate Summit approaches, we are standing on the brink of absolute totalitarianism, and this may well be the most defining moment for us All to speak out, to act, to avert this catastrophe for humanity.
Re-posted from Facebook and from Kris Anne Hall’s website (in excerpt), with thanks.
Kris Anne Hall, Facebook, Nov 5, 2015
Today’s Point To Ponder:
It is interesting the way the application of the word “sovereign” is being altered. Changing the societal definition of words is a tool used by tyrants throughout history to enslave the people.
The federal government is attempting (quite successfully) to stigmatize the understanding of “sovereignty” when it comes to individuals and at the same time try to convince us that the federal government is itself “sovereign.”
Sovereign is defined as “autonomous, independent, self-governing; Supreme in power; possessing supreme dominion.” Are we to believe that these adjectives describe the federal government? Is the federal government autonomous, independent and self-governing? Is the federal government Supreme in power or possessing supreme dominion? Of course not! Let us be reminded:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights…that to secure these Rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just power from the consent of the governed…That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it…”
Now consider this:
“The Power not delegated to the United States by the Constitution…are reserved to the States respectively, or to the People.”
Power emanates from Rights. We did not delegate Rights to government we delegated power. Government has nothing that is not sourced from the people.
“What is true of every member of the society individually, is true of them all collectively, since the rights of the whole can be no more than the sum of the rights of individuals.” T. Jefferson
Government cannot exercise a power over you greater than YOU can exercise over your neighbor. Why? The source of all government power comes from the people and government cannot be greater than the individual source of its power.
“The supreme power is undoubtedly in the people, and it is a principle well established in my mind, that they reserve all powers not expressly delegated by them to those who govern; this is as true in forming a state as in forming a federal government.” Federal Farmer #16
The power of the People is one area where the Federalists and Anti-Federalists were in complete agreement. In Federalist #84, Hamilton is very clear that the fact that we have delegated power to the federal government does not in any way amount to a surrender of our Rights: “in strictness, the people surrender nothing, and as they retain every thing.” Hamilton even identifies The People as the ultimate source of control over the federal government, in Federalist #33:
“If the federal government should overpass the just bounds of its authority and make a tyrannical use of its powers, the people, whose creature it is, must appeal to the standard they have formed, and take such measures to redress the injury done to the Constitution as the exigency may suggest and prudence justify.”
Given these explanations, the only proper application of Sovereignty is to that of the People. We are in possession of sovereign power. We are the supreme political authority. We are the paramount control of the constitution and frame of government and its administration. We are the self-sufficient source of political power, from which all specific political powers are derived.
Government possesses NO autonomy and no power independent on its own. All government power is derived FROM the People, at the will of the People!
So then next time you hear someone vilifying the idea of Sovereignty, remember the opposite of Sovereign is Slave. Is that who we think we are? It is who the government wants us to be.
I have big hopes for my peers. We are the next generation of Americans! We cannot stand by and let our nation fall. Each person will answer to God for his/her decisions and actions to guard what God has blessed us with.
“Please stand with me, let’s encourage each other on to bigger and better things! Let’s face the world as a strong generation and let’s not pass this evil on to our children.”
Mercy Otis Warren states: “We will stand today, or our children will fall tomorrow.”
You still have inalienable rights. You were born with the right to speak. What good does it do you if you never, ever use it?! Can we speak out against the evil, stop letting our government define things for us, and instead put government back in it’s rightful place?