Since February 2020, to date America, and the world has witnessed the cruel and unyielding hand of mobocracy practiced. Mobocracy is the rule of the mob transformed into governance. Consider the actions of several city councils and state legislatures where defunding the police has become the hottest political topic. The crowd screams for changes to the law, politicians pander, politicians pay “Dane-Geld,” and the laws change to satisfy the mob’s appetites. Thus, mobocracy is being practiced. Piven (2008) refers to mobocracy as when ordinary people “… rise up in anger and hope, defy the rules that ordinarily govern their daily lives, and, by doing so, disrupt the workings of the institutions in which they are enmeshed.”
To everyone who reads this post, I will without doubt or fear maintain that the actions of the politicians, allowing mobocracy, and emphatically proclaim, “You are committing an illegal act; and must be held accountable before the bar of justice for your heinous crimes!” The politicians’ actions to appease the mob, rule through mobocracy, and thwart the will of the governed to the masses of screaming mobsters is treason, calumny of the blackest sort, and a rejection of your oath of office, rendering you and your authority moot!
Beginning with the US Constitution’s Preamble, a person will find why the government was instituted. “… in order to form a more perfect Union (government), establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.” The politicians who have sworn an oath to uphold the US Constitution who deny these statements are already guilty of treason and breach of office. Domestic tranquility cannot be achieved through the rule of the mob. Domestic tranquility cannot magically appear; it must be built through law and order, through justice and mercy before the bar of justice, and under a single “Rule of Law” for all citizens. Domestic tranquility must be fought for when tyranny rears its ugly head. The general welfare of the population can only be established by obedience to the just laws of the society to which a person belongs. Defunding the police tramples the welfare of society, domestic tranquility, and calls for the defense of the rule of law by every freedom-loving person in that society.
Article 1 Section 1: Established for every government in America the separation of powers, where legislation is equally shared between a house of representatives and a senate, who must work together in their separate but equal duties to fulfill the actions dictated in the preamble. Sections 2 and 3 establish the finer points regarding the house of representatives, the senate, the executive branch’s powers in filling vacancies and specifying the terms of office.
Article 1 Sections 4-8: Establish taxes, the military forces, the day of elections, when a term begins for an elected officer to the Congress, and other government details. Nowhere in these articles does it allow for one branch to dominate another branch. Nowhere in these articles provides for the senate of the house of representatives to do the others’ job. Each government establishment has a specific job to perform, and those politicians who refuse to do their job are breaching their oaths of office.
Consider the actions of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Nowhere in the US Constitution is she allowed to meddle in world politics, write letters to foreign governments, or pass legislation that has not been read. Yet, all these and more are regularly done, instead of doing her job as outlined in the preamble, to improve the American people she is duly sworn to support. Her failure to represent all her district is the most egregious example because she is also third in line for the President has been re-elected so many times, and is the Speaker of the US House of Representatives. Thus, not only does she speak for her district, but she also represents all the US House of Representatives of all parties.
One of the most explicit lessons discovered in life is that of genetic behavior. We pass behavior onto our children, our acquaintances, and our circles of influence. The problem with genetic behavior is that of exponentialism or the exponential growth between generations. Research supports that cheating behavior in high school is found in cheating an employer later in life. Research also relates that those witnessing the cheating behavior will then steal. The third generation of people the behavior is passed onto will steal more significant items, cheat more, and commit more crimes. The cycle keeps building until the criminal justice system is overloaded and hard crimes are committed.
In the political realm, we see the same exponential growth of behavior. Speaker Pelosi is witnessed by her party, who then act as she does and commits larger or worse infractions than the Speaker. If you look at those termed the “The Squad,” the representatives are by far worse than Speaker Pelosi. The Squad learned how to be detestable to freedom-loving peoples from the Speaker and the second-generation politicians surrounding Speaker Pelosi. Want another example? Look at any recent (2000 to present) presidential election, and you will still find traces of previous President Clinton in the actions and words of the candidates of both parties. Consider Mitt Romney’s candidacy; he is very Bill Clintonesque in his politics and speech mannerisms, which remains the main reason he failed as a candidate for President.
Thus, freedom-loving people, who support justice, desire domestic tranquility, seek to provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare and well-being of others, and work tirelessly to secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, witness these politicians and want them removed, and held accountable for their crimes. Not to punish without cause, but to support the common good in America. We have courts, lawyers, judges, etc., to separate the crimes committed from the criminal committing; this is the epitome of the word justice. The US Criminal Justice System is imperfect, without doubt, but it remains the best system the world has ever seen and deserves support from law-abiding and freedom-loving people.
Article 1 Section 9: Deals with two legal precedents that are much maligned and abused. Immigration and the Writ of Habeas Corpus. Immigration is a topic for a different post. However, the Writ of Habeas Corpus is crucial to this discussion. Habeas Corpus is, “… The legal procedure that keeps the government from holding you indefinitely without showing cause. When you challenge your detention by filing a habeas corpus petition, the executive branch must explain to a neutral judge its justification for holding you.” The Writ of Habeas Corpus can be suspended, and American History, including recent history, has provided examples of when and why habeas corpus has been denied, suspended, or revoked. The riots and acts of domestic terrorism are a clear example of why the Writ of Habeas Corpus can be and should be suspended. Rebellion and the breach of public safety are two different excuses for denying habeas corpus, and rioters and terrorists deserve to have habeas corpus suspended. Instead, the prisons have turned into a revolving door, the criminal justice system perverted, and the criminals laugh!
Make no mistake; I am not advocating for the refusal of these people to have their day in court, before an impartial judge, to be sentenced for their crimes and held accountable before the bar of justice. I am advocating that until their trials can be arranged, those caught terrorizing America through mobocracy deserve to be held in prison awaiting the slow turning of the wheels of justice. When you break the peace of society, you give up your rights and liberties; thus, these mob members deserve to be held and witness their rights to habeas corpus rescinded.
Article 1: Has several items that pertain to the illegality of state governors during the current COVID-19 health crisis, reflecting that these governors do not know the law and are in breach of their oaths of office. When the governor of New Mexico made a law stating that all the citizens of Arizona must be quarantined, interrupting the free flow of commerce from state-to-state, the governor forfeited her authority for political points, and the US Congress should have been demanding corrective behavior from the NM State Legislators. Yet, not a peep has been witnessed.
COVID-19 does not represent a sufficient “imminent danger” to refuse or interfere with commerce passing between states. The “public health measures” enacted by the various state governors are a travesty of justice, unconstitutional, interferes with the people’s rights and liberties, and damage the commerce and economy of the United States. Where are the politicians at the Federal Level to correct these abuses?
Articles 2 and 3: establish the executive and judicial branches of American governance. These articles remain critical to freedom-loving people as the articles clearly dictate terms in office, how to perform their duties, and establish the various courts in the judicial system. A jury trial is set forth without restriction and remains a crucial component in all trials. Section 3 of Article 3 contains two items of note. Item 1 defines treason narrowly and specifically; item 2 discusses the penalty of treason. “Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying war against them (the United States), or in adhering to their enemies (following an enemy’s directions), giving them aid and comfort (monetary means, housing, food, or other transferable goods).”
A legal dictionary provides a slightly broader definition of treason, “The offense of attempting by overt [or covert] acts to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance or to kill or personally injure the sovereign or the sovereign’s family. The betrayal of a trust: treachery.” Therein lies the justification for labeling the actions of politicians who breach the public trust with treason. Hence, the politician who breaks their oath of office to support and defend the US Constitution is committing treason.
Articles 5-7: Deal with how the US Constitution can be amended, national debt, the supremacy of the US Constitution in America, oaths of office, and ratification of the US Constitution. With these final words, the US Constitution closed, “Done in convention by the unanimous consent of the states present the Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty-seven and of the Independence of the United States of America the Twelfth In witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our Names.” Every member of the US Military swears an eternal commitment to upholding this document, securing the rights and laws of the United States as prescribed therein, and following the orders of the commander in chief before God. I have had the privilege of taking that oath six times in my life.
The Oath of Enlistment: “I, [State your full legal name], 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; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So, help me, God.”
I will not allow the US Constitution to be thrown down and mobocracy, meritocracy, democracy, communism, socialism, or any other form of government to supersede the US Constitution in the United States of America’s borders and territories. To those politicians working hand-in-hand with the mobs and others to destroy America, you are committing treason and will one day answer for your crimes before the bar of justice. During my military service, I read a quote applicable to the relationship between politicians working to destroy America and freedom lovers who support the US Constitution “No truer friend; no fiercer enemy!” No truer friend can be found than I in the US Constitution’s and the Bill of Rights support. No fiercer enemy can be found than I to those working to suppress the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights; “So, help me, God!”.
Piven, F. F. (2008). Challenging authority: How ordinary people change America. Rowman & Littlefield.
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