Liberty Lost Part 4
Commentary by J. A. Davis
"The principal for which we contend is bound to reassert itself, though it
may be at another time and in another form." —Jefferson Davis
"Though written constitutions may be violated in moments of passion or
delusion, yet they furnish a text to which those who are watchful may again
rally and recall the people. They fix, too, for the people the principles of
their political creed." —Thomas Jefferson
The message today is mixed. Disheartening and hopeful optimism, all at the
Anyone who cares about the Republic which we were charged with keeping, has
to be disheartened as every day news breaks of more and more deviations from
the liberties we once had.
Most recent is the unknown thousands of violations by the FBI of the privacy
rights of domestic citizens with no apparent ties to international terrorism.
You’ll never know of the violations of several other agencies, some more vicious
than the FBI.
We warned about it previously in the Liberty Lost series, when the media and
the politicians were saying we’re out on a fictitious witch hunt.
Of course, they said the same about our series on the GHC website regarding
illegal immigration. The same naysayers have made light of our detailed losses
of the basic individual rights clearly defined, that are methodically, one by
one. not by law, but by wanton abandonment.
The bad news is this is just the beginning. When we finally wake up and recognize
we have a government made up of people who are out to destroy the Constitution.
They have a better idea, the North American Union, and ultimately, a Globalist
When you pay close attention, you find alarming hints without revealing the
sordid details unfolding before our very eyes. Hint, President Bush reportedly
said, "…the Constitution is just a g** d***** piece of paper." Attorney
General Gonzales was even more explicit when he described our Constitution as
a living, changing document, or some such frightful description.
There are more deceitful usurpations to come. Some have been been working under
the cover of secrecy for some time.
The question is, does anyone care?
That brings us to the more favorable news. Apparently there are some who care,
and are beginning to rustle. Not nearly enough people, but at least some who
are using their voices to speak out.
The reason I know is lately, the GHC website has been emphasizing the liberties
lost. Virtually all of our well read and highly regarded columnists have centered
on this theme. The results are astounding. Every day we get messages and calls
from people from all over the nation, commenting about what they’ve learned
from us, how they’ve considered and validated what they’ve read here.
Guess what? They are, for the most part, not Southerners. One who called from
Minnesota mused about what would have happened had the South won the War Between
the States. His conclusion, the Constitution would be intact at least in part
of the country, and there would be no 14th amendment protecting "anchor
babies" and the new welfare system they establish. Where did he learn about
this? The GHC website. We probably need to place some emphasis on some the other
ill begotten amendments, like the 17th, that shifted the senate from the states
to the power money brokers.
Another called about the illegal 14th Amendment which both Steve Scroggins
and I have written considerably about. Our discussion brought out an interesting
highlight we haven’t written much about. The nation nearly fell apart without
the South to blame with the illegal passage of the 14th Amendment, a veto by
President Andrew Johnson, which caused so much anger he was impeached and saved
of conviction by only one vote. How many really know of the peril faced by our
nation then? All over an illegal amendment that good Americans still challenge.
U. S. History is very interesting. More and more people are learning some interesting
truths about it, right here on the GHC website. Real history, fully documented,
but seldom taught in schools and universities.
One lady mailed me a message which said, "I’m from the North. I’m beginning
to realize you Southerners may be the real American patriots." To that
I say, absolutely, but we believe in sharing our patriotism with all great Americans,
including folks like Sam Adams, Ben Franklin, John Hancock and so many dedicated
liberty lovers from all corners of this nation. They still exist. We need more,
wiling to stand once again as one, to defeat a force far greater than any that
ever threatened us before.
Marse Robert gave us a message. "Go home and be good citizens" We
sure as hell have tried. Happy 200th birthday to you, General Lee.
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