The United States of America ceased to exist this morning.
America’s constitutional foundation had been whittled away over decades of judicial abuse and congressional mischief. There had been various rallies to resurrect the republic, to make government obedient to the express written will of The People. Hope reigned as long as the worst of legislative excesses were stalled and glimmers of fidelity were occasionally demonstrated by the Supreme Court.
But when treason comes from those temporarily granted power, countries collapse and move toward one inevitable outcome.
I don’t use language loosely. Words powerful as “treason” must be penned with accuracy because the accusation has serious ramifications for the defendant. When evaluating acts of an individual or institution, for those acts to be treasonous they must meet the common definitions. My unabridged dictionary lists three:
- the offense of acting to overthrow one’s government
- a violation of allegiance to one’s sovereign or to one’s state
- the betrayal of a trust or confidence; breach of faith; treachery
The Supreme Court of the United States successfully achieved all three definitions with their ruling on ObamaCare (a.k.a. Affordable Care Act or ACA).
To overthrow a government does not require the force of arms. Subversion of the principles and letter of law suffices. It is inarguable that the Constitution, the express written will of The People, grants congress limited and very specific powers (in too many historical instances the court has unilaterally expanded congressional power, but exhuming and executing corpses of expired justices fails to correct past treasons). Yet nothing in the text of the Constitution permits congress the power to mandate consumption, to force people to commit commerce. To allow such an abuse, to permit congress to force giving money to commercial enterprises under the threat of unequal taxation and subsequent imprisonment for resisting such taxation overthrows our system of government and convicts five Supreme Court justices on one count of treason.
Allegiance to one’s state is most profoundly violated when an oath has been made. Oaths are non-trivial for they are public promises of fidelity. When Supreme Court nominees are elevated to the bench, they publicly declare “I do solemnly swear 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 … I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”
God may not be able to help five justices after today. Breaking one’s oath is betrayal. Breaking one’s oath to a nation is criminal. Breaking one’s oath and in the process engineering the effective overthrow of the government is a perfidy previously unknown in American history and convicts five Supreme Court justices on a second count of treason.
Sadly, we all know how this ends. Not with the whimper of submission by the masses, but the inevitable escalation of free men against those who subvert the Constitution in order to enslave. Predictably it will start with disharmony and devolve into passive resistance. Eventually one man will resist to the point of confrontation with servants who act as his master, and those servants will lay him to waste. It devolves rapidly from there until free men retain their freedom through every means necessary.
As much as I abhor violence, I will not shed five tears for when justice is served.