State Level “Nullification” of UnConstitutional Federal Edicts Ends Economic Slavery by Dan Kurz for DKAnalytics
Peter Schiff had an interview on July 17th, 2015 with Alex Jones titled “We are all slaves.” The link:www.youtube.com/watch?v=IylRpunqENI. The video is less than 10 minutes long.
Let’s look at the first two definitions of slavery (www.thefreedictionary.com/slavery):
- The state or condition of being a slave; a civil relationship whereby one person has absolute power over another and controls his life, liberty, and fortune.
- The subjection of a person to another person, especially in being forced into work.
I vociferously agree with what Peter Schiff said as pertains to the above definitions, especially his remarks that shine light on the video’s apt title from a “maker’s” (contributor’s) perspective. It is no accident that liberty and property rights — the ability to keep the fruits of you labor — are tied at the hip. If you have to forgo or disgorge the vast majority of your earnings, you have forfeited not only your ability to feed your family, but you have lost your freedom, your independence, and your ability to devote your time to the pursuit of happiness! The toils of your labor have been hijacked. You have been disenfranchised of your unalienable rights. This is tyranny. This is nothing other than economic slavery. (It goes without saying that I also completely concur that slavery as practiced in America during the 18th and 19th centuries is not only bad economic policy, but it is revolting as well as being the ultimate violation of the very inalienable rights that the Declaration of Independence was based on and the Constitution offers “codified”protection for.)
Economic slavery is unfortunately the direction in which today’s free market participants, i.e., the vast majority of the working population (“we the people”) that is unable to avail itself of cronyism, are being pushed at an accelerating
rate. The manifestation: sustained and cancerous growth in property rights pummeling tax and regulatory policies that typically become the law of the land devoid of any adherence to constitutionalism or representative government by the very government officials that are supposed to uphold and protect the rights of the sovereigns, the people. Founder and Framer Benjamin Franklin put it thusly: “In free governments, the rulers are the servants and the people their superiors and sovereigns.”
For an overview of growing US and global rule of law/property rights marginalization, please consider these links:
http://dkanalytics.com/pdfreports/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/A-decade-later-June-2015a.pdf http://dkanalytics.com/pdfreports/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Global-ag-assets-January-2014.pdf, p.1
For piercing insight into current liberty and property right denuding developments, consider the headlines below.Needless to say, clicking on the links gives you “where’s the beef” detail as to these deeply disturbing despotic effortsto further codify unconstitutional property rights and liberty disenfranchisement:http://www.kereport.com/2015/06/26/rule-law-representative-government-remain-attack, my comments at bottom of web pagehttp://www.nationalreview.com/corner/420896/massive-government-overreach-obamas-affh-rule-out-stanley-kurtz http://nypost.com/2015/07/18/obama-has-been-collecting-personal-data-for-a-secret-race-database http://nypost.com/2015/07/07/the-irs-scandal-just-got-even-worse http://thefederalist.com/2015/07/06/the-new-totalitarians-are-here/#.VZ2PcyOZo8w.email
Let me revert back to the Jones – Schiff video (www.youtube.com/watch?v=IylRpunqENI) and the need to address the ongoing emasculation of property rights and liberty emanating from Washington, D.C. When Interviewer Alex Jones asked Peter Schiff if he has a solution to our enslavement to the despotic federal government, Peter was stumped. Thomas Jefferson, which Peter also referenced in his remarks, albeit in a different matter, had a great states’ levelsolution to central government overreach, otherwise known as unconstitutional behavior. He called it nullification. Nullification means that states have the right, whenever the federal government assumes powers that are contrary to constitutional authority, to unilaterally declare such decrees unauthoritative, void, or of no force(http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2009/03/06/jeffersons-arguments-for-nullification-and-limited-government). Speaking personally, I am convinced that state-level nullification it is the only way to address our political situation in 2015, given how out-of-control/tyrannical/unconstitutional the federal government, at all levels, has become.