Timothy N. Baldwin, JD.
May 28, 2010
The goal of tyrants has always been to centralize power unto themselves. Alexander Hamilton admits this much: “This tendency is not difficult to be accounted for. It has its origin in the love of power.” While nation and empire building inevitably lead to destruction and breakup of the political structure, tyrants always believe themselves to be the exception to the rule, not to mention the exception to God’s rule. Thus, as they begin losing control, their grip becomes all the more tighter and firmer. In the process, millions of lives are slavishly destroyed.
I expounded in my book, Freedom For A Change, tyranny’s agenda as expressed by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR): “We shall have world government whether or not you like it, by conquest or consent.” (Consider how many in the federal government are members of and connected to the CFR.) Truth is, America’s part in the globalist agenda has been well-seated for generations. Its main success has been through centralizing power--power taken from the sovereignty of individuals, bodies-politic and their State governments--along with the help of those who foolishly believe: “…but after all, they are the ‘Supreme Law of the Land’.”
As the Bible shows, a sign of a corrupted political system is one that seeks to gather nations (i.e. states) unto itself: “A proud man…is not content. He widens his soul like Sheol, and he is like death, and is not satisfied, but GATHERS ALL NATIONS TO HIMSELF, AND HEAPS TO HIMSELF ALL THE PEOPLES.” Once nations are gathered, they are kept under the dominion of the system by force and claim of right. The formula for slavery, corruption and oppression is the same today as it was yesterday: concentration and centralization of power. Thus, decentralization and separation becomes tools of freemen.
If tyranny’s formula was to decentralize governments, then why would the federal government not simply allow the States to secede but instead insist, through the waging of war and killing of thousands, that States not secede? If political union by choice and reflection were the will of tyrants, why should we fear that, say, Texas will be infiltrated by U.S. military if it secedes from the union? If political separation were the utensils of evil men to accomplish evil agenda, then why would America’s founding fathers tell us to divide ourselves into as many States as there are counties when the federal government becomes destructive to freedom? Quite the opposite, political separation hinders centralizing agendas and sets back the forces of tyranny which seek to enslave.
By way of specific example, if freedom were accomplished through perpetual political union, why does the U.S. support the unilateral secession of Kosovo from the union of Yugoslavia and the secession of South Sudan from North Sudan? It appears that the U.S. federal government is the omniscient determiner of which nations and states have a “right to secede” and which ones do not; which states it will kill or support for attempting to secede. Why do not those people in those republics just “get back to their constitution” by virtue of the constitutional process? After all, they both have written constitutions, which are federal unions of States and incorporate similar procedural methods for political change as the U.S. Constitution.
Apparently, it is good that people in foreign nations have the right to secede from a political union, based upon matters of freedom, but the people of the States in America are held to more barbaric standards and are being forced to suffer as those foreign states suffer until the “right” can be invoked. By then, the damage will be incalculable and the recovery exponentially harder.
If political separations fall into the plans of tyrants, why not amend the U.S. Constitution to eliminate the states altogether and form a purely national government? Why stop there? Why not go ahead and form a global government if decentralization and political separations feed tyranny? Freedom-lovers should all jump on board of such proposals and demand that they take place.
History, experience and common sense clearly proclaim: global government, national government, tyrannical government and slavery are largely accomplished through the centralization of power, the joining of nations, the elimination of individual and local sovereignty, the rejection of self-determination, the denial of the natural right to secede and the insistence that unions remain perpetual.
Your most natural instinct likely confirms that the federal government will not willingly give up its “hard-earned” stolen concentrated power to any people of any State in this union for any reason (though I would not suggest that the federal government will be successful in the attempt). This perception causes many to fear the federal government more than they fear God Himself. Some of these people even attempt to cast future blame of anticipated death and destruction on those States who consider ridding themselves of the beast to which the castigator is too cowardly to even say “boo!” This is similar to the people of Israel who blamed Moses for Pharaoh’s oppression against them because Moses was trying to deliver the people (i.e. separate them) from Egypt’s rule over them, saying, “The LORD look on you and judge, because you have made us stink in the sight of Pharaoh and his servants, and have put a sword in their hand to kill us.” How mature and realistic of those slaves to blame the person who was trying to separate and deliver them from their drudgery.
This attitude of fear is an obvious sign that the United States is already living in slavery. Indeed, fear is the greatest tool of the tyrant: “As virtue is necessary in a republic, and in a monarchy honor, so FEAR IS NECESSARY IN A DESPOTIC GOVERNMENT.” It is quite the opposite of the courage and bravery which is required to secure and maintain freedom: “Give me liberty or give me death!”
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The natural equation concludes that when power centralizes and concentrates, the tyrant becomes exponentially (or at least, perceptively) dangerous in strength, effect and scope. The other side of the equation reveals that tyranny can be defeated through decentralization and de-concentration.
Therefore, the question is, what is the most effective manner to reinstitute and what political form of governments and unions will ensure self-government and decentralized power in America for the current generation and for our posterity?
I will continue the article in Part 2.
Alexander Hamilton, Federalist Paper 15.
2, Berdj Kenadjian and Martin Zakarian, ill., From Darkness to Light, (Austin, Texas: Phenix & Phenix Literary Publicists, 2006), 266.
3, Habakkuk 2:5 (MJKV) (emphasis added)
4, “If such presumptions [of federal tyranny] can fairly be made, there ought at once to be an end of all delegated authority. The people should resolve to recall all the powers they have heretofore parted with out of their own hands, and to divide themselves into as many States as there are counties, in order that they may be able to manage their own concerns in person.” Alexander Hamilton, Federalist Paper 26 (emphasis added).
5, “Kosovo's secession represents one of President George W. Bush's last opportunities to advance his `freedom agenda’ in Europe. Most European governments plan to join the U.S. in granting diplomatic recognition to the new state. ‘Our position is that its status must be resolved in order for the Balkans to be stable,’ Bush told a news conference today in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. He said the U.S. has ‘STRONGLY SUPPORTED’ plans vetoed by Russia last year to grant Kosovo internationally monitored independence.” Jonathan Tirone and James G. Neuger, Kosovo Declares Independence, Seeks U.S., EU Backing (Update 5), Bloomberg, (February 17, 2008), found here.
6, “Washington [D.C.] was ‘looking at all options’ on how it might SUPPORT A FUTURE INDEPENDENT SOUTH SUDAN, but was focused for now on trying TO ENSURE A PEACEFUL TRANSITION…[and is] working with the eventuality of INDEPENDENCE MORE THAN A UNITED SUDAN…‘If we can resolve these issues, I think there is a fairly good chance that ... THE SOUTH CAN HAVE A CIVIL DIVORCE, NOT A CIVIL WAR.’” Washington is prepared for South Sudan secession – Gration, Sudan Tribune, (March 26, 2010), found here (emphasis added).
7, This proposal was made during the Constitutional Convention in 1787 and overwhelmingly rejected. Truth is, the federal government has actually tactfully accomplished much of this form of government over the years without need of amendment.
8, Exodus 5:21 (esv).
9, Indeed there are similarities to the people of Israel and America.
10, Charles de Baron Montesquieu and Julian Hawthorne, ed., The Spirit of Laws: The World’s Great Classics, vol. 1 (London: The London Press), 26 (emphasis added).
11, Quote of Founding Father, Patrick Henry.
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Timothy Baldwin is an attorney from Pensacola, FL, who received his bachelor of arts degree at the University of West Florida and who graduated from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, AL. After having received his Juris Doctorate degree from Cumberland School of Law, Baldwin became a Felony Prosecutor in the 1st District of Florida. In 2006, he started his own law practice, where he created specialized legal services entirely for property management companies.
Like his father, Chuck Baldwin, Timothy Baldwin is an astute writer of cutting-edge political articles, which he posts on his website, www.libertydefenseleague.com. Baldwin is also the author of the soon-to-be-released book entitled, Freedom For A Change, in which Baldwin expounds the fundamental principles of freedom believed by America’s forefathers and gives inspiring and intelligent application of those principles to our current political and cultural standing.
Baldwin is involved in important state sovereignty movement issues, including being co-counsel in the federal litigation in Montana involving the Firearms Freedom Act, the likes of which is undoubtedly a pivotal and essential ingredient to restoring freedom and federalism in the states of America. Baldwin is also a member of freedom organizations, such as The Oath-Keepers, and believes that the times require all freedom-loving Americans to educate, invigorate and activate the principles of freedom within the States of America for ourselves and our posterity.
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