DEFENDING THE AMERICAN IDEAL

DEFENDING THE AMERICAN IDEAL

by

Tinsley Grey Sammons

bastiatlaw@aol.com

tgsammons.wordpress.com

Lawful and legal are not synonyms. There is an ethical element in lawful that is absent in legal. Power that is legal can be lawful only when it does not offend a healthy conscience. And if it offends a healthy conscience, it surely contravenes the principles underpinning the Unanimous Declaration.

No power that contravenes the principles supporting the unamendable July 4, 1776 Action of the Second Continental Congress can rightly be considered lawful. Legal, yes . . . but lawful, no. Odd though it may sound to the uninitiated, a growing number of unlawful laws do in fact exist.

So then, since it has long been evident that elections alone will not rid Americans of the burden of bad laws that support unlawful power, what are concerned citizens to do about it? An Individual surely cannot turn to lawyers and career politicians, a disproportionate number of whom are lawyers. Those who wield power and enjoy the wealth and privilege that power provides are unwilling to relinquish any part of it, even when it is clear that a particular power is downright evil.

Did not Madison warn of such a development in Federalist No.10? According to Madison:

By a faction, I understand a number of citizens, whether amounting to a majority or a minority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest, adversed to the rights of other citizens, or to the permanent and aggregate interests of the community.

Sixty-three years later, French economist Frederic’ Bastiat shared the following dreadful conclusion:

The law perverted! And the police powers of the state perverted along with it! The law, I say, not only turned from its proper purpose but made to follow an entirely contrary purpose! The law become the weapon of every kind of greed! Instead of checking crime, the law itself guilty of the evils it is supposed to punish!

In what is now an America controlled by statists, the law becomes more perverted with each succeeding regime change. A significant number of Americans are aware of the general perversion yet they remain willing to acquiesce in, and sometimes actively support, truly dangerous exceptions to sound principles. Unfortunately, an accumulation of exceptions has the power to render sound principles powerless. Exceptions must be handled like a grenade with the pin removed, leaving the striker immobilized only by a firm grip in the spoon. The moment you relax your grip, the striker lights the fuse and Mr. Grenade is no longer your friendly servant. And so it is with power in the hands of statists.

WE the American People have lost our grip

That having been said, what can be done to establish control of our own political destiny?

Are you ready?

A Justice Fellowship in every jurisdiction in the United States, working in close cooperation with their Informed Grand Jury, and supporting Sui Juris Filings can defend and perpetuate the Organic American Ideal that was approved by Congress assembled on July 4, 1776. The Whigs whipped the Tories back then and I’m convinced that Justice Fellowships could whip the Statists and their illegitimate Judicial Industry in the future.

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Permission to reprint in whole or in part is granted, provided full credit is given.

Tinsley Grey Sammons, 1936 —   is a self-educated Geezer with an abiding passion for liberty and justice. He served as an enlisted man during the Cold War and retired from his automobile service and repair business in 1998. He describes himself as a very angry, blue-collar-to-the-marrow curmudgeon. He and his wife settled in Gonzales, Louisiana after their home in St. Bernard Parish was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.


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