Vengencia Please read this article re: Thomas Jefferson's view of the Constitution. As Jefferson recognized in the Declaration of Independence, all people have all rights, by default. Some people choose to exchange some or all of these rights for privileges via contract. When we are born, and our birth certificates are REGISTERED, through no consent of our own, we become U.S. Citizens, which is assumed unless we rebut this presumption by noticing government, which my friend Burt accomplished as the first step on his Journey to Freedom.
Today's "U.S. Citizens" have waived many of the rights reserved by the founding fathers to we, the individual "people," back in the day when America was being settled.
The 9th Amendment’s purpose is clear. The Bill of Rights mentions certain rights that are to be protected from government interference; these rights include freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly and the right to keep and bear arms, among others. Just because a right is not mentioned in the Bill of Rights, though, does not mean that the government automatically has the right to interfere with it. Instead, the 9th Amendment says that any right not enumerated, or listed, in the Constitution is still retained by the people. So, in plain language, it means that there are other rights that people have that are not listed in the Constitution.“The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”
what Burt is sayin' is, if I don't subject myself to the so-called
"authority" of the president, who is just another flesh and blood
"people" just like me, created by God, then the prez has no "authority"
to delegate to TSA to violate my rights. Pretty simple to understand,
really. I do not consent. The only way I can lose these rights involuntarily is by the judgement of a jury of my peers.
The opening of the United States Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson in 1776, states as follows:
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed."
The plaintiffs in the cases of Brom and Bett v. John Ashley and Commonwealth v. Nathaniel Jennison argued that this provision abolished slavery in Massachusetts.The latter case resulted in a "sweeping declaration . . . that the institution of slavery was incompatible with the principles of liberty and legal equality articulated in the new Massachusetts Constitution".
These statements illustrated the idea of natural rights, a philosophical concept borrowed from the Enlightenment. Indeed, many of the ideas in the Declaration were taken from the English political philosopher John Locke, himself a proponent of liberalism. Locke, however, referred to "life, liberty and property" rather than the "pursuit of happiness," as Jefferson reformulated the idea in the Declaration.
The phrase has since been considered a hallmark statement in democratic constitutions and similar human rights instruments, many of which have adopted the phrase or variants thereof.
Originally penned in support of abolition, in criticism of the founders, and equally applicable in current times in response to the special privileges claimed by the President, Congress, etc.:
"If there be an object truly ridiculous in nature, it is an American patriot, signing resolutions of independency with the one hand, and with the other brandishing a whip over his affrighted slaves." Thomas Day, 1776
"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal." Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address
"I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal." Dr. Martin Luther King, I have a Dream
We are Change Colorado activists were detained, jailed, and charged with trespassing, etc. at Denver Intl. Airport. One of the four charged in the incident, Burt, has renounced his U.S. citizenship in order to challenge the law from the position of "a people" as recognized in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and other founding documents.
The basic approach Burt is taking to noticing, exercising and defending his rights can be summarized as follows:
1. Renounce your existing contracts with the United States, Inc.
2. Announce your allegiance to the other free people in your state.
3. Put principals, agents, etc. on notice that you intend to defend your rights against trespass. Give them 21 days to object to the terms of the new contract you have drafted.
4. Provide a remedy in the form of a fee schedule in the event of violation of your rights.
5. Prosecute violations aggressively in a court of record.
This video features a couple of songs from Voodoo Stingray, "Nashville," and "She's Got Med."
Download Voodoo Stingray songs:
Here's the first video I did with Burt to document his Journey to Freedom:
I came up with this little animation to show how the flesh and blood
people relate to the citizen fiction and corporations, including the
federal corporation headquartered in D.C.:
Here's our lawyer friend for WACC, Gary Fielder, chattin' with Alex Jones about the incident at Denver Intl. Airport:
Here's a little video with a great track from Remo Conscious that illustrates the Proof of Service by mail concept:
How do peoples' rights compare with citizens' privileges?
Here's an article with background on Burt's story: