February 27th, 2013

Do words have meaning?


words

by Shorty Dawkins, Associate Editor

I ask because there seems to be a big misunderstanding of a word found in the Declaration of Independence. That word is: Unalienable, as in Unalienable Rights. Here is a dictionary definition of Unalienable:

unalienable – Inalienable and unalienable are interchangeable for “unable to be taken away from or given away by the possessor.”

Does Unalienable have a meaning? Yes. When Thomas Jefferson wrote these immortal words into the Declaration of Independence, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”, those words had meaning. They still do.

Rights, being granted by our Creator, not a Government, are “unable to be taken away from or given away by the possessor”. They are inherent in our being.

Did our Founding Fathers mean that we have certain Rights “except for” particular situations? Obviously not. Why use the word Unalienable if that was their intent?

The Constitution contains, in the Bill of Rights, a listing of some of the Rights alluded to in the Declaration. Together, the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence constitute the Supreme Law of our Nation. The Rights delineated within them are Unalienable, or, “unable to be taken away from or given away by the possessor”.

Today we see many infringements on the Rights enumerated in our Founding Documents. Unreasonable and Unconstitutional searches are carried out daily by police at the Federal, State and Municipal levels. The Second Amendment Rights have been infringed upon by numerous Federal, State and Municipal Laws. More infringements are being attempted at all levels of government. Freedom of Speech is limited by Authorities in the use of Free Speech Zones. The Right of Assembly has been attacked in recent years by baton wielding police. The Right to a Jury Trial is negated by the Patriot Act, and the NDAA provisions go further by declaring the President can act as judge, jury and executioner with no recourse for potential victims.

All of our Rights are being attacked. Why do we, as free people accept it? Why are the streets not full of protestors demanding an end to these incremental steps at unconstitutionally limiting our Creator given Rights? Many millions of men have died or suffered grievous wounds defending those Rights. Are we so complacent, as we sit in front of the TV watching our favorite shows, or taking our vacations, that we will sit idly by while the hammer of tyranny is pounded down on us?

I would like you to think about another word: Expediency

expediency

1. appropriateness; suitability

2. the use of or inclination towards methods that are advantageous rather than fair or just

3. another word for expedient

Take a good hard look at #2. Incrementalism works because of expediency. Freedom is difficult. Defending your Creator given Rights takes effort and constant vigilance. There are always those who seek to control others. They seek power. They understand apathy and complacency and use them to their advantage. They understand the power of words. Words mean one thing to them, the means to power and control. They fudge the meanings of words, or use words that we believe in but are meaningless to them. They are aware that most people judge people by their words, not their actions. Being apathetic and complacent, they don’t take the time to study actions, caring only for the glorious sounding words. Words such as freedom, Rights, unalienable, Constitution, Republic, and more, have particular meanings. Yes, words have meaning. So do actions. You can merely mouth wondrous words, or you can take actions. Which will it be for you?




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5 Responses to “Do words have meaning?”

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    Roger Jackson Says:

    Can Oath keepers get up a freedom rally in DC. I would drop everythink and go. I think many people would show up. I know I could get a van load to go with me. That is something that is worth thinking about. What else are we going to do to show DC that we are tired of their crap.

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    Cal Says:

    @ Roger, “What else are we going to do to show DC that we are tired of their crap.”

    WE could start getting the appropriate paperwork for the arrest of those who committed the criminal (and civil) act of breaking their oaths in each state. We could start getting the appropriate paperwork for the arrest of those who committed treason (Obama, Panetta, and Dempsey who gave authority OVER THE USA to the UN – and gave the UN authority over the US Military (There isn’t a single order they give that is lawful – look at how many criminals WE allowed them to create). We could start getting the appropriate paperwork for the arrest of those who committed Murder in the First…

    Then file those papers and require their arrests. The laws are there (constitutional ones so lawful), multiple precedents are there.

    Remember all judges who do NOT keep their oath as REQUIRED by the US Constitution no longer meet the requirements of the position they are occupying, anymore then the rest of the oath takers do. Those oaths (presidential and everyone elses) are a lawful requirement of the office or position they are occupying. The judges and everyone else get their authority from the US Constitution. Any other “authority” is not lawful as all are REQUIRED to be in “Pursuance Thereof” of the US Constitution to be lawful in the USA.

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    Linda Says:

    Hi Shorty, This is just a thought, but speaking (especially in such a tyrannical environment as we live in today) is also a kind of action. I am speaking to as many people as I can, so that their awareness is raised, and they start seeing through the BS being put out by the gov and their cronies, the media and so on. This kind of talk is also effective, so I would vote for a judicious blend of both effective talk, and disciplined action aimed at ensuring that the words you quoted continue to have meaning. They did once. They do in my heart. I pray that they will again, if we persist in talking to people, and urging disciplined action.

    God Bless You, Linda

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    Shorty Dawkins Says:

    There are many ways to fight tyranny. Yes, Linda, speaking out is very important. So is challenging the tyrants in Court, Cal. Just as Freedom and the Constitution have been been attacked from many angles, so must we respond to tyrants with a “death by a thousand cuts” approach. Truth is powerful. Those who have listened only to lies are at first stunned by the truth, but once exposed to it they want more. Apathy on our part will result in slavery. Whatever you choose to do in this fight, don’t give up. Stopping is surrendering. I refuse to surrender. I will be free, or I will be dead. I will not be a slave.

    Shorty

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    mike smith Says:

    I wrote the OK this morning before I even read the new articles. I think this may be a good forum for what I shared with the staff this morning. Look nobody except maybe the powers that be (NWO) wants a war. I don’t! But unless something happens and happens quickly,and I think you will all agree, we are going to be in one.Wars ARE NOT FUN!. The letter that I wrote to the editors went along this line.
    I have been pushing them to get the bill boards up at military bases, I don’t know how many are up or how many they can get up in a hurry. So I was thinking instead of marching around capital buildings, which is a good idea,but I though a consorted effort by OK, NRA and other pro constitutional and second amendment groups to march at military bases around the country might be better. You see we really need our military on board and we need to educate the young solders that may not even know the constitution to know what it says and what it means. Handing out flyers with the Constitution and a brief explanation, handing out pamphlets to OK etc.would in my opinion would be a great idea.
    I am not a great organizer, and I would not know to go about pulling all of our resources with all of the other groups in my opinion would be very useful. I know that the sleeping sheeple are waking up, but not as quickly as needed and I believe when things go down they will go down fast and hard.
    I submit this for your comments.Thanks, Mike

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