The Northwest Report
June 21, 2010
Newton’s Law: For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
Government’s Law: For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction upon your liberty.
This seems to be the case after the several years of analyzing the actions taken by those who have sworn to serve us. One way or another, just about every government action results in an equal loss of our liberty. This Government Law is so prevalent that those who act out the law are able to blatantly disregard our Constitution:
Constitution, Article 6 – Debts, Supremacy, Oaths
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several states, shall be bound by oath or affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.
The current oath was enacted in 1884:
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.
Not only are our elected officials lawfully bound to support the Constitution, but they must take one more step by defending it against all enemies; foreign and domestic. The oath is the standard. It doesn’t apply to Democrats or Republicans; Liberals or Conservatives; Progressives or Constitutionalists. It applies to every single person who is elected to serve you: The People. Any deviant action taken outside of the oath is unlawful and un-American.
Can you believe the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security identified civilians who support and defend the Constitution as “right-wing extremists” in a terrorism report? Some would believe Janet Napolitano’s report indicted her as a domestic enemy of the Constitution. Remember, she swore to uphold the U.S. Constitution:
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic…”
You can laugh or you can go through the seven stages of grief as you think of the actions taken by those who have taken the oath. We choose to laugh and spread the message of liberty.
For every action taken by our elected officials that deviates from our Constitution there is an equal and opposite assault upon us. Political freedom and liberty for our elected officials results in tyranny. This happens so frequently that we have coined this Government’s Law.
Conversely, our government can be a force for good if those in power fulfill their Constitutional Oaths. This can only occur by educating fellow Americans by spreading the message of liberty. Liberty is the absence of government in choice. Government is the absence of liberty in choice. Tyranny is the absence of choice in government.
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