This monograph will give you a few basics and point to additional resources. I promise that every assertion herein is true. If you're active-duty or a veteran, it will make you furious -- and then challenge you NOT to hang your head in shame, but to be a leader right here at home, rather than a hired killer abroad.
I hope to shock you awake and test your allegiance to the Constitution. Christ said that no man can serve two masters; if you're a former or current military employee or family you need to choose allegiance...the Constitution, or your industry? Every American should support our troops -- but 'our troops' means two mutually exclusive things:
* the U.S. Constitution defines "our troops" as the Citizen Militia
* the military industry and its employees claim that "our troops" means only them
Verify this in the U.S. Constitution (Article I, Section 8, Clauses 12-16). Those are the only references besides the Second Amendment that relate to national defense. Go there right now...I'll wait...
The Constitutional definition of 'Our Troops'
Okay, you can read right there that 'our troops' are defined in the U.S. Constitution as only a Navy (clause 13), and Citizen Militias "to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections, and repel Invasions" (clause 15).
Representative Elbridge Gerry, on August 17, 1789 in debate on what later became the Second Amendment, wrote:
What, sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty. Whenever Governments mean to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins.
Clause 12 stipulates that Congress can only fund Militia ground operations for two years at a time, whereas Clause 13 suggests that the Navy can be full-time to defend our shores.
So forget the Second Amendment and the century-old Dick Act; citizens owning and bearing MILITARY GRADE arms -- semi-auto, selective-fire, and fully automatic ('machine guns') is not only a right stipulated in the Second Amendment. It is a DUTY of every citizen in Militia, as stipulated in Article I, Section 8, Clause 15 of the Constitution.
The Posse Comitatus Act and the 1903 Dick Act only reiterate what the Constitution had already guaranteed -- and what GOD had granted from the beginning.
Military cannot defend our Constitution while violating it
As for the Coast Guard, I believe that branch logically extends from the Navy, and it provides a valuable lifesaving service to Americans and others in U.S. waters, every day. The Air Force and space-based defense might even be said to be a modern-day equivalent of the US Navy defense perimeter concept of the 18th century; fine. Although the Constitution has to be amended to make them legal, in principle they are a defense shield; a high-tech extrapolation of the founders' intentions for a Navy -- defending our coasts.
But this is not true of the U.S. Army or Marines; the idea of a standing army on American soil or plundering foreign lands for industry would have been anathema to every Founding Father. The Citizen Militia of the several States was the only armed force that they ever intended on American soil. The founders passionately believed that free citizens in Militia would keep America free, whereas paid government troops would destroy our republic.
But I am NOT against military employees! Let me repeat that: I have absolutely nothing against military employees.
As I'll explain below, I believe that most members of the United States armed forces are among the finest, most honorable and dedicated Americans alive. Of course, many of the very most courageous and honorably Americans are NOT in the military industry and never have been. My point is: I still consider most (not all) military employees to be a valuable asset to this republic, and to truth.
I also believe that U.S. veterans can become the most vital resource in America's near-term future; you have a duty to the republic, and to history; read on!
Our Troops: arming for national defense NOW
Obama claims to have taught constitutional law. Thus I suppose he has read Article I, Section 8, Clause 15 many times; he knows that the American people, in buying millions of firearms and tens of billions of rounds of ammunition, are responding exactly as Clause 15 and the Second Amendment indicate Americans should. Like a giant organism, We The People are attempting to respond as antibodies against a looming threat to our lives, liberties, property, and way of life. We The People are arming; buying up tens of millions more firearms and billions of rounds of ammunition.
The problem is: we are doing no more than that, so we are not meeting the founding fathers' plan for national defense: the Militias of the Several States.
Remedial Civics & History Resources
First, for anyone that still does not know how the military industry has evolved into possibly our greatest domestic threat, you need to learn some facts about the military industry's history from 1890 to 2013. Read Stephen Kinzer's book Overthrow: America's century of regime change from Hawaii to Iraq. No matter how you may love employees of that industry who wear its uniforms; no matter how you may think it is 'defending liberty' -- by being ignorant of 20th century history, the moral hazard is that you support exactly what the founding fathers despised.
Kinzer's book demostrates beyond reasonable doubt that not one foreign action/invasion by the U.S. military has ever been conducted for the national defense of these sovereign States of America. Not one.
Andrew Bacevich formerly taught at West Point and was a decorated officer in Vietnam. His book The New American Militarism explains that the national military built since the Lincoln administration is antithetical to everything the founders believed.
The smallest book on this subject, but possibly the best, is an 80-year-old classic written by the most highly-decorated U.S. Marine in history, Major General Smedley Butler. In his classic little booklet called War is a Racket, the repentant old war-horse writes...
"I helped make Mexico...safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. ...I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-12. I brought electricity to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. In China, I helped to see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested." (War is a Racket, pg. 10)
Secondly, presidents cannot initiate wars. As James Madison, Father of the Constitution, put it:
"The declaring of war is expressly made a legislative function. The judging of the obligations to make war, is admitted to be included as a legislative function. Whenever, then, a question occurs, whether war shall be declared, or whether public stipulations require it, the question necessarily belongs to the department to which those functions belong--and no other department can be in the execution of its proper functions, if it should undertake to decide such a question."
Some troops plunder...others keep us free
In my lifetime I've witnessed this domestic enemy that President Eisenhower (a former 5-star general) warned us about. He dubbed it the 'Military-Industrial Complex' and it is a HUGE business for overseas industries of every kind.
When I was a kid, those U.S. troops (unknowingly) defended the Rockefeller and Michelin families' rubber plantations in Vietnam; but for the past century the U.S. troops also provided free mercenary forces for the petrochemical industry in Central and South America and the Middle East. It is a perfectly symbiotic relationship: while providing free mercenary services for U.S. industry overseas, the military industry is a massive business in itself. Its supply train is long, wide, and complex, affecting almost every sector of industry.
Contrary to the military industry's propaganda, U.S. military employees deployed overseas, and every single foreign military base operated by that industry, is illegal and has NOTHING to do with 'keeping us free'.
For stories straight from the mouths of today's enlisted Americans, see THESE personal horror stories about the industry. In THIS article, pastor Chuck Baldwin describes one recent suicide victim's note, explaining the horror of the war industry -- and the part played by America's pastors in stoking the flames of eternal war.
So. That's the bad news; America's dirtiest big secret. It's a better-kept secret than the FED crime cartel, but they have been closely connected for a century.
The duty of every Oath Keeper: Be a National Resource!
I know that was hard, active-duty and veteran professionals. I've shaken your foundations with the bad news -- you were defrauded by your own employer. You believed your indoctrination! Like Major General Butler said, war is a racket.
I deeply respect Stewart Rhodes of Oath Keepers, trying to convince military employees not to turn against their sovereigns, the American people. But I think we can do much better than that. Yes, the U.S. Army and most of the operations of the U.S. Marines are technically unconstitutional as I have demonstrated. But you were still paid by We The People to do a job -- preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States from every enemy, foreign and domestic. I know that most of you will truly make the ultimate sacrifice -- as many have! -- for this republic and our Constitution. It's still in your DNA and in your training to stay true to that oath.
The hijacking began with Lincoln, as I explain elsewhere in this blog. But seven of the past nine U.S. presidents and their congresses have cut deeply at the Constitution's roots. Obama is finally the bridge too far; his open disdain for the sovereign People and the Constitution have placed We The People on high alert -- yet we are unprepard to defend the republic when the time comes.
Now, you veterans -- especially those with recent and/or specialist training -- will be some of the most valuable citizens in this republic, as I'll now explain. If you're still a federal employee, don't re-up; retire! Then you can serve this republic as never before.
Here's the idea that AmericaAgain! is working on, to restore the Militias of the Several States -- the military defense designed by our Founding Fathers. The plan has two aspects: state legislation, and the individual trainer or training center.
Minutemen Legislative Teams
If your state legislature doesn't have a decent Militia statute, it's not fulfilling its role as assumed in the U.S. Constitution. AmericaAgain! wants to put you, an articulate and trained veteran, in position to repair that breach.
You must be a relatively good speaker and writer, or at least willing to brush up on those skills. AmericaAgain! will equip you with information. See this article for further details.
You recruit a minimum of four more AmericaAgain! members in your State, who become your Minutemen Legislative Team, to support you in your mission: brief your State Legislature to fulfill its duty stipulated in Article I, Section 8, Clause 16 -- and then see to it that it does so.
Our sovereign States have abdicated their duties because We The People have abdicated ours. To restore the pre-constitutional American Homeland Security of our founding fathers -- the Militias of the Several States -- the first step is AmericaAgain! Minutemen™ Legislative Point Men, with the support of all AmericaAgain! members in your State, pushing a solid Militia statute through your State Legislature.
A major aspect of your legislature's Clause 16 duty is funding and equipping Militia teams and officers for training, muster, and logistics networks.
AmericaAgain! Minutemen™ Training Centers
If you own or operate a firearms training facility, or are a veteran with tactical training experience who lives near such a facility, AmericaAgain! is actively seeking AmericaAgain! Minutemen™ Affiliates from coast to coast.
Selling firearms and ammo to fearful or anxious citizens is not enough to form competent local and State militias. Simply buying an 'awesome bad-ass' household armory does not make you a useful member of the Citizen Militia. The mission of every AmericaAgain! Minutemen™ Affiliate is to make the historic transition from 'shooting sports' to serious citizen Militia training for every able-bodied citizen that desires it, and is willing to pay a reasonable fee for training in firearms handling, safety, and maintenance; in tactical operations and militia communications, logistics, and protocols for most conceivable threats to the community. See this article for further details.
So, veteran: stop hanging your head in shame. Yes, I've been tough on you; not because I don't appreciate your sacrifice, but because you have been fighting for the wrong cause. You've been unwittingly violating the Rule of Law you swore to defend.
If you're Navy, according to Clause 13 you're legal, but if you're in any other branch of the military industry, get out! Then, help your fellow citizens by using the leadership skills you learned at their expense, to rebuild the Founding Fathers' constitutional homeland security force.
The greatest military veteran stories are yet to be told -- and yours needs to be one of them. Don't fall victim to the PTSD line; your conscience is simply resisting what you knew was wrong, but were ordered to do. It wasn't you that did wrong; get that straight in your conscience! As the former generals above said, War is a Racket. You've been deceived and used by industry without your knowledge or consent.
But now you can be one of the most vitally important citizens in your community. Americans by the millions are waiting to be trained to do what all of us are supposed to do as citizens. Will you stand in the gap of history?
Today's nonsensical Second Amendment discussions
After the recent mass shootings in theaters and government schools, the gun-grabbers and properly armed citizens are going at it again. This is nothing new, and it's healthy. The body of our free republic is healing itself; defending itself as antibodies do against infection.
Now it's time to repeal all unconstitutional infringements of the citizen Militia (We The People) to buy, train with, and carry military-grade weaponry. The National Firearms Act of 1934 may have served well for police in Prohibition-era Chicago, but you see that city is still just as violent as ever. The 1934 NFA restriction against citizens being properly armed for citizen Militia duty is a direct violation of the Second Amendment, in light of our Article I Section 8 citizen DUTY. That federal law -- and every State law that restricts the open carry of firearms by law-abiding citizens -- needs to be REPEALED.
Even above the Constitution is the God-given (Natural Law) power for every person to defend himself, his home, and family. With or without the Second Amendment, no power can infringe on rights granted by God.
In this latest round of public debate on the Second Amendment, I've heard nothing about this pre-constitutional nature of America's national military defense: We The armed People. Ed Vieira's definitive new CD-ROM resource will change that, over time. We all have a duty to help make that happen. I hear the gun lobby mention that the amendment isn't just about hunting and home defense; but they don't mention that the 1934 NFA and the existence of most of the paid, full-time U.S. military is more illegal than what Obama, Biden, Feinstein, Cuomo, and company are attempting.
As you see, this doesn't make me "anti-military"; I believe veterans are the key to the next phase in American history. Our republic was hijacked long ago, and now our rule of law is seriously threatened. The mission of every AmericaAgain! member is to be always ready to defend not only our homes but our republic, against ALL of its enemies, foreign and domestic.
There are at least 70-80 million armed men and women in these sovereign States -- current and former military employees as well as those who never worked in that industry and would never do so. We are all the "U.S. military" -- and by working hard and smart at this critical time in our history, we can keep America free by the grace of God.
A Note to Veterans
Finally, I would like to post this wonderful Veterans' Day Note, by Francisco Rodriguez:
I want to apologize to veterans who served in all unconstitutional wars.
Some of you were drafted into political wars of Henry Kissinger, the Military Industrial Complex, Eisenhower spoke about; as well as the wars tyrants that violated their oath of office.
You were not permitted to serve your family and were required to serve the interests of tyrants.
Why? Because the Federal Government was permitted to take the wealth of your parents, neighbors, friends and loved ones to fund war.
Who permitted the theft? We did. We, the citizens of these United States who "thank you" verbally and with parades and ceremony once per year.
To my homeless Vet friends, who have told me NOT to thank them, I want to apologize for allowing the federal government (along with the state and local governments) to steal the wealth of your local community who, now cannot help you in your time of need...not to help you with hand-outs but with available labor because the skill of your hands far surpass my own.
We have allowed prohibitions that imprison you while you attempt to ask for support of your most basic need.
I am sorry that your community shuns you because of your maimed bodies caused by our own money that enticed you with college education and "health care" while sending you to unconstitutional wars, run tests on your mind and body and made you the property of the power hungry rather than making you free men.
My prayer is that you forgive my indifference to the weightier matters and will find people to love and ones that love you and that your relationships will help you forget those things that hold no value to you and exchange those memories for ones you have dreamed about, even from the battle field.