"The person who gives up his individual self and becomes an automaton, identical with millions of other automatons around him, need not feel alone and anxious any more. But the price he pays, however, is high; it is the loss of his self." - Erich Fromm - Escape From Freedom -
These words were written over 80 years ago and are as accurate today as they were then. We are losing our self, we are losing our freedom, and most people are willingly doing so. In his book Escape from Freedom, Erich Fromm was relating the effects that we are experiencing today in losing freedom under the illusion of security.
The Patriot Act is not a patriotic act at all, in fact it is a systematic removal of freedoms by the so-called "representative government" that is elected by the people. The formation of the Department of Homeland Security in itself is an act of treason, removing protections guaranteed by the Constitution from the populace through coercion and intimidation. It totally disregards the right of due process granted by the Fourth Article of Amendment.
We are living in a corporate nation state, where the laws of commerce and trade have replaced the Common Law and the Private Laws of sovereign individuals and the sovereignty of the States. The limits placed upon the federal government by the designers of the Constitution have been taken away through corruption and deceit. Our elected representatives, sworn by oath to uphold the Constitution are the very same people who have allowed the Uniform Commerce Code to replace Common Law, and they continue to hide behind the "commerce clause" as justification for their treasonous actions, which blatantly violate so many other parts of the Constitution. And the Supreme Court, who Constitutionally is responsible for testing whether or not laws passed by Congress and the legislatures of the Sovereign States meet those requirements of constitutionality, instead will interpret the usurpation as "necessary and proper" further taking UCC and United States Code and placing it above the Constitution.
The Constitutionally created Republic of the united States of America is being replaced by the corporate entity, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, by the passage of laws, without proper consent of the sovereign individuals, the populace of the Sovereign States. In fact, the States themselves gave up that sovereignty by incorporating and accepting laws of commerce and trade as their own supreme law of the land, replacing common law side-stepping Constitutional law.
Americans must educate themselves, and take a stand. We must all resist the takeover at all costs. We must end the ruse and restore the Republic or we will all be slaves of the corporate state, which is part of a consolidation of power into a centralized world government where the rights of commerce trump individual liberties. Under the corporate structure in place today, we are chattel, owned by the corporate state, numbered like other possessions, granted permission to occupy state owned lands, privileged to labor for the state, and allowed a meager subsistence after paying taxes to the state for those privileges.
Free people choose their own destinies, they are not wards of the state. We must take back our nation before it is completely taken by the creditors who are eagerly awaiting the final collapse of our economy.
There is hope however for those that can see beyond the rhetoric and spin of the political party hype. The hope is that Americans will awaken in time to elect a true Representative of the people as the next President of the United States.
That man is Dr. and Senator Rand Paul!