Don't Tread on Me

Do Not Tread Flag New Hampshire politics is a bit schizophrenic these days. On one hand, current bills in front of the legislature seek to restrict homeschooling parental freedoms, making us the MOST restrictive state in the union.

On the other end of the spectrum? A proposal earlier this month strives to reclaim the freedoms guaranteed in the 10th Amendment, which reserves power for each individual state, restricting the power of the federal government.

Now if there could be yet another bill passed preserving the individual rights of American citizens so that no matter the state in which we live, we could return to REPRESENTATION and not REPRESSION!

Fair representation vs. repression was a dilemma familiar to the early American patriots who coined slogans “Live Free or Die”, “Liberty or Death”, and “Don’t Tread on Me” (Gadsden Flag).

My favorite is the Gadsen Flag, aka “Don’t Tread On Me”, featuring a rattlesnake designed by Benjamin Franklin, that wiggled its way into American culture as an early symbol of a shared national identity.

That’s my message, “Don’t Tread on Me”, to Judith Day, a New Hampshire state representative who has introduced bills H.B. 367 and 368 which seek to transfer parental rights into the hands of government officials – the local superintendent – who would replace the parents in making standardized testing and evaluative decisions for their child.

The Home School League of Defense, provides freedom-loving talking-points, here, an antidote to Ms. Day’s poison which strives to place homeschooling families on more stringent standards than what the government applies to even private schools!

On the other side of the spectrum, are those who comprehend what the Founding Fathers intended for all Americans. Representatives Itse, Ingbretson, Comerford, and Denley, authored a New Hampshire Resolution HCR 6, presented on February 2nd, which heavily borrowed from the Jefferson and Madison’s Kentucky Resolutions of 1798 succinctly, clearing laying out the role of the government and the purpose of the 10th Amendment.

That the several States composing the United States of America, are not united on the principle of unlimited submission to their General Government; but that, by a compact under the style and title of a Constitution for the United States, and of amendments thereto, they constituted a General Government for special purposes, — delegated to that government certain definite powers, reserving, each State to itself, the residuary mass of right to their own self-government; and that whensoever the General Government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force; that to this compact each State acceded as a State, and is an integral party, its co-States forming, as to itself, the other party: that the government created by this compact was not made the exclusive or final judge of the extent of the powers delegated to itself; since that would have made its discretion, and not the Constitution, the measure of its powers; but that, as in all other cases of compact among powers having no common judge, each party has an equal right to judge for itself, as well of infractions as of the mode and measure of redress….

We are STILL a Republic. Unfortunately, for those attending government schools, indoctrinated with socialist values, the purpose of a “Republic” will have little meaning or value. As Jay Severin, WTKK Boston talk-show host said today, “Those who hated America are now in power – the enemy from within has risen.” In my view, the enemy has been in place for decades, growing a bit stronger in every administration while We The People weaken. I am bipartisan in my view of pointing fingers. It is time that We The People stop the blame-game, pointing fingers at each other, instead, looking at what we can do together in reducing the infringement of government in our lives. The New Hampshire proposal is a place to begin – HCR 6... taking

…an unbelievably bold step on February 2nd by introducing a resolution to declare certain actions by the federal government to completely totally void and warning that certain future acts will be viewed as a “breach of peace“ with the states themselves that risks “nullifying the Constitution“.

This act by New Hampshire is a clear warning to the federal government that they could face being stripped of their power by the States – presumably through civil war!

The remarkable document outlines with perfect clarity, some basics long forgotten. For instance, it reminds Congress “That the Constitution of the United States, having delegated to Congress a power to punish treason, counterfeiting the securities and current coin of the United States, piracies, and felonies committed on the high seas, and offences against the law of nations, slavery, and no other crimes whatsoever;. . . . . therefore all acts of Congress which assume to create, define, or punish crimes, other than those so enumerated in the Constitution are altogether void, and of no force;”?? Hal Turner

It is time to remember the 10th amendment!!

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. 10th Amendment

A Republic seeks to PROTECT the rights of the minority that simply are not acknowledged in a Democracy. The majority, in a Republic, HAVE NO POWER, and the majority, may not, in a Republic infringe on anyone in matters pertaining to the rights of Life, Liberty, and Property, all of which are inalienable, endowed by our Creator. THIS INCLUDES THE REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH.

New Hampshire deals a complete death blow to the pending federal hate crimes legislation by pointing out “That, therefore, all acts of Congress of the United States which do abridge the freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, are not law, but are altogether void, and of no force; . . . . .”

Later in the Resolution, New Hampshire makes clear what the feds are now risking if they proceed further: The removal of all powers from the federal government by the States!

Quoting directly from the Resolution: “That any Act by the Congress of the United States, Executive Order of the President of the United States of America or Judicial Order by the Judicatories of the United States of America which assumes a power not delegated to the government of United States of America by the Constitution for the United States of America and which serves to diminish the liberty of the any of the several States or their citizens shall constitute a nullification of the Constitution for the United States of America by the government of the United States of America. Acts which would cause such a nullification include, but are not limited to:

I. Establishing martial law or a state of emergency within one of the States comprising the United States of America without the consent of the legislature of that State.

II. Requiring involuntary servitude, or governmental service other than a draft during a declared war, or pursuant to, or as an alternative to, incarceration after due process of law.

III. Requiring involuntary servitude or governmental service of persons under the age of 18 other than pursuant to, or as an alternative to, incarceration after due process of law.

IV. Surrendering any power delegated or not delegated to any corporation or foreign government.

V. Any act regarding religion; further limitations on freedom of political speech; or further limitations on freedom of the press.

VI. Further infringements on the right to keep and bear arms including prohibitions of type or quantity of arms or ammunition; and

That should any such act of Congress become law or Executive Order or Judicial Order be put into force, all powers previously delegated to the United States of America by the Constitution for the United States shall revert to the several States individually.”

Live Free or Die – this should become the battle cry in each of the states of America. This idea that people are to cling to the teat of the government, not only for their milk, but for their meat, housing and jobs, is an idea that will destroy the very foundation of this country if Patriots don’t speak up, and speak up soon.

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