Friday, June 19, 2015

Free Men with a Right of Self-determination

The task of Free Florida First is to educate folks to the illegitimacy of the governing powers in Washington, DC and in Tallahassee, Florida.

This education was the purpose of the letter I wrote to the editors of several local newspapers.

It was published in the two largest of them and I expect it will appear in the more local weeklies as well.
In the Ocala Star Banner it starts at the bottom of the page on the online edition:

In the Gainesville Sun you will find it in the middle of the page: "Tyrannical Forces"
The men who fought in the First War for American Independence intended to establish free and sovereign states that would not be subject to the domination of foreign powers, be they in London, Philadelphia, New York or what would eventually become Washington, DC.

It was these free and sovereign states that created the American Confederation, first through the Articles of Confederation and then through the US Constitution. The Constitution was hardly an improvement upon the Articles and formed anything but a “more perfect union” (but that we must save for another day).

Neither of these documents intended that the Federal government would exercise ultimate authority. Rather the authority of the consolidated government was to be very limited and carefully defined and the states and the people were to maintain all other powers and to be the ultimate arbiters of any Federal power.

“The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation and foreign commerce. ... The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives and liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement and prosperity of the State.” – James Madison

Federal laws passed contrary of the Constitution could simply be nullified (or ignored) by the sovereign states as they determined. Should this nullification prove ineffective to curb the Federal lust for power, the States reserved their freedom to separate themselves from the Federal union and to take up their complete independence once again (secession).

With Lincoln’s immoral, illegal and unconstitutional invasion and ultimate crushing of several sovereign states that attempted to exert their inherent right to secede, the principles of nullification and secession were no longer looked upon as valid. The Federal government, primarily through its courts, was seen as the only arbiter of its own power. And from that time forward we were no longer a free people, rather we became the slaves of an increasingly despotic central government.

If we are to restore freedom within our own communities and states, we must once again assert the rights of nullification and secession. Without this we will continue on under the present Federal tyranny.

It is time to stand up to the tyranny and say: “NO! We will NOT comply!”

This sort of thinking is what my letter to the editor was seeking to cultivate and that is what Free Florida First is all about.

We are free men with a right of self-determination.

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