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The First Amendment & Censoring of Alpha Phi Sorority

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All my life, I’ve never been much into politics. I’m one of those people who is of the opinion that most politicians are corrupt, regardless of their political party affiliations, and much like Captain Malcom Reynolds, I see government as a system designed purely to get in a man’s way.

But I must admit, as time goes on and I spend more time upon this planet, that kind of corruption and undermining of freedom and liberty becomes more personal and more important.

As a novelist, I am obligated to care about freedom of speech and freedom of the press. After all, those ideals not only affect my writing, but the writing of every author I admire. As citizens of the United States of America, we must be willing to do anything to maintain those freedoms, up to and including sacrificing our lives or ending the lives of those who would rob us of those liberties. Patrick Henry famously said, “Give me liberty or give me death.” He should have said, “Give me liberty or meet your death.” That’s what America was built upon – the defiance of tyranny at any cost.

Some time back in the early 1990’s a very insidious and tyrannical movement began in these very United States of America. At first, it was considered a joke. A punchline. Something everyone made fun of. Today, it has gained the power to get kids expelled from school, parents to lose their jobs, families to shutter businesses, and soon it will result in innocent citizens being incarcerated.

I’m talking of course about “politically correct” agendas. This insidious ideology is disguised as being about “respecting people’s feelings” but that is a lie. The true agenda of these people is now coming to light. These are vile scumbags who seek to suppress and censor thoughts, ideas, and words which contradict their own beliefs. They confuse “empowerment” with “agreement”. The desire to feel “empowered” only exists among the weak. Those who possess genuine strength never yearn for validation.

The McCarthy trials of the 1950’s were a time in this nation when we were righteously united against the threats of communism. People were singled out and blacklisted for being members of the Communist party. No freedom-loving American will ever permit a socialist or a communist to hold a political office in our democracy, so while the viciousness of McCarthyism may have been unconstitutional, the principal was absolutely justifiable. Ironically, most of the dirty hipsters of today condemn the evils of McCarthyism, while perpetuating the exact same kind of persecution upon any citizens who disagree with their views. Disagree with gay marriage or support the police or defend freedom of speech and you will be tried and convicted for treason against the dictatorship of liberalism.

Personally, that’s fine with me. Give me the rope. I’ll hang myself. I’d rather speak out and die than live forever as a slave to manipulative ideologies. Speaking out against the evils of “politically correct” bigotry is something I should have done long ago, but it reached a breaking point for me in August of 2015 with the controversy surrounding the recruitment video for the University of Alabama chapter of the sorority Alpha Phi. This video was shot and edited by a film student named Griffin Meyer and as a person who has done videography for a living myself, I have to say, Griffin Meyer landed the best gig ever.

Personally, I never went to college. I mean, sure, a couple classes at community college, but that doesn’t count. Community college isn’t a real school, that’s just an excuse for us poor kids to keep busy when we don’t know what the hell to do with our lives. I never went to a real college. And, as I was always one of the geeky weirdos and outcasts. Ordinarily, I’d never stick up for any Greek house. In high school, I would have hated Alpha Phi just on principal, knowing those girls would look at me with about as much affection as dogshit on their shoes.

However, when I saw that video from Alpha Phi, my whole attitude changed.

For the first time in my life, I was horribly jealous of their world of wealth and privilege. For the first time in my life, I wished I was handsome. I wished I was popular. For 4 minutes, I found myself wishing I could be part of that universe I will never know. I wanted to come from a family of influence. I wanted to be someone that had friends and was desired by gorgeous blond sorority girls instead of being a lone hermit.

Instead of being judgmental and condescending towards that world of prestige and beauty, I found myself yearning to be part of it. The parties. The laughter. The companionship. I desperately wished I was a dashing frat boy who was dating one of those girls. Or four or five of those girls. Or two? At least two. Come on, there are so many!

I digress, but I did wish I could be part of that.

And I was so happy for all those lovely young girls who had their whole lives ahead of them and will get to live that dream for real. All those dazzling ladies who will always have lives filled with love and friendship and success. Good for them.

That image the Alpha Phi women created was one of joy and innocence and companionship the likes of which I have never seen. What they created was truly beautiful. In our world of so much rage and hate and judgment, these women created a lovely collage of a life I can only dream of experiencing. By the end of the video, I found myself reeling; overjoyed for them and all the lifelong memories they were making.

Then it happened.

The unthinkable.

Like a bunch of deranged teenagers murdering a darling kitten, the “politically correct cult” swooped in and attacked Alpha Phi with a vengeance. They turned a beautiful video of love and friendship into something they could hate. Evil and pustulant demons crawled out of their gourmet coffeehouses and dared to accuse the sorority of racism and a lack of diversity. First of all, Alpha Phi is not a whites-only sorority. But did you know there are black sororities like Alpha Kappa Alpha. Asian sororities like Delta Phi Kappa. There is even Lambda Theta Alpha which is a Latina sorority. Why aren’t those sororities considered racist? Why doesn’t anyone say those organizations have a lack of diversity? The truth is simple – white people are the only ethnicity stupid enough to hate themselves for their skin color. Black pride? That’s fine. Brown pride? That’s okay. Yellow pride? No problem. Red pride? Perfectly acceptable. White pride? Whoa! Hang on! You’re racist!

What!?

In our culture, everyone is allowed to be proud of their skin color, unless you’re white. Voicing any pride in caucasian heritage is condemned, stupidly enough, mostly by fellow caucasians.

The latest trendy term for this unjust segregation is “white privilege”. These politically correct morons are so monumentally stupid, they think having an equivalent quantity of ethnicities represents diversity. Since Caucasians comprise 72% of the United States population, then it would actually be an accurate representation of diversity for 72% of the Alpha Phi girls to be white. Blacks represent about 17% of the population. Hispanics are only about 13% of the population. Insisting all minorities be portrayed with equal numbers is not diversity – it’s a lie. Disproportionately smaller quantities of ethnic or social groups within a society do not deserve an equal quantity of representatives with all other groups – they deserve to be depicted via a ratio equivalent to their proportion in the culture. Duh.

And while we’re on this topic of the source of evil that attacked Alpha Phi in the form of socialist goosestepping femmes, Peggy McIntosh, a Caucasian women’s studies professor at Wellesley College is credited with coining the term “white privilege” in her 1988 essay with the misandrist title “White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming to See Correspondences Through Work in Women’s Studies.” Before I even researched that information, I knew with 100% certainty that an angry white femnazi invented that phrase. The phrase “white privilege” could only come from the mind of a hateful white feminist. No other demographic of people would ever think to invent such a term. No one on this earth hates white people more deeply than Caucasian feminists. These self-hating Valerie Solanas disciples are the only group of people in the history of the world who would ever invent a label to deride their own heritage. Where’s the empowerment in that?

True white privilege is men, women and children who behave with dignified grace in the face of adversity. Never resorting to looting or rioting just because life has beaten them down. Never blaming others for the mess they are in. Possessing that kind of self-respect is indeed a privilege that not all ethnicities are noble enough to exemplify.

Back to the lovely ladies of Alpha Phi, their video contains no nudity. There are no derogatory comments made against anyone due to their ethnicity or religious background. There are no offensive symbols or logos or gestures. No one is portrayed doing anything illicit or illegal. No one is saying anything hateful or slanderous against anyone. No one utters any crude or inappropriate language. So, tell me, what kind of a braindead piece of rotten-elephant-jism finds that video offensive? You have to be a truly worthless sack of garbage with unscrupulous morals and perverse values if you think that film was in any way inappropriate. Do hideous liberal Marxist whores just jump on the Internet looking to deride anything that shows decent and wholesome facets of Americana? When I see this video, I just see an endearing house full of downhome country girls in Alabama. Ladies I can take to the shooting range because their daddy taught them to use a shotgun and out to a fancy dinner because their momma taught them to be a lady. Anyone offended by that is a diarrhea-soup-eating communist.

Worst of all, their own university betrayed them! The Associate Vice President for University Relations (which is just an egocentric way of saying PR) Deborah M. Lane fell prey to the pressures of the social justice warriors and she condemned the video, saying, “This video is not reflective of UA’s expectations for student organizations to be responsible digital citizens.” What in the name of Mother Theresa’s skidmarks does that even mean? Responsible digital citizens? What kind of a fustian phrase is that? So now it’s irresponsible to show a video of sorority girls laughing and enjoying each others company? Really? Is that was these politically correct bags of vomit are teaching college students? To celebrate life is irresponsible?

The video was fantastic. If I were a father sending my daughter to the University of Alabama, I’d be proud of her if she became an Alpha Phi. At least I know she’d be living her life with some joy and positive friendships.

A.L.Bailey wrote a scathing article saying, “The video lacks any mention of core ideals or service and philanthropy efforts. It lacks substance but boasts bodies. It’s the kind of thing that subconsciously educates young men on how to perceive, and subsequently treat, women in their lives. It’s the kind of thing I never want my young daughters to see or emulate.”

Who does that judgmental bigot think she is? And since when do legitimate journalists interject their parenting practices into a news article? Ugly feminists have always tried to brainwash women with the same disempowering rhetoric: Beautiful women are obligated to suppress their beauty, otherwise men will never show women any respect. Not only is this an infantile and ignorant view of feminine sexuality, it is an insult to both men and women. These grotesque feminists demand attractive women hide their looks and simultaneously imply all men are chauvinistic rapists, simply because they find a woman desirable. Militant worshipers of the SCUM Manifesto espouse sick and deranged opinions designed only to make women conform and subjugate themselves to hateful agendas of a monstrous matriarchy.

The most articulate retort I can vocalize against these misogynistic feminists is… Fuck those dumb broads.

If you’re a beautiful woman, you own that hotness, baby. You own it. Don’t let some haggard, do-rag-wearing, manly witch make you feel guilty about the fact that you’re good looking. These self-appointed feminist watchdogs are not my favorite people and I’m getting real tired of the excrement they constantly regurgitate about how they are “offended” or “triggered” by every petty statement they disagree with with. I called them misogynistic a moment ago, but I misspoke. Feminists are downright misanthropic. Feminists hate everybody. They hate beautiful women for being beautiful and they hate men just for being men.

Think about this for a moment – Muslim extremists wish to kill everyone unwilling to convert to Islam. Militant feminists wish to kill everyone who don’t match their genitals. How psychotic is that? At least the terrorists give you an escape route. Feminists show no mercy.

For A.L.Bailey to claim the Alpha Phi video lacks substance is a lie, proving she is the one with the inability to look beyond the shallow surface of appearances. The video glorifies sisterhood, camaraderie and companionship. These women are celebrating life and laughter. They carry themselves with grace and dignity. That is substance to anyone with some ethics. A.L.Bailey claims there was no expression of core ideals, but I can think of no core ideals greater than extolling the bonds of joy and friendship. And if that is going to teach young men how to perceive and treat women, I’d say Alpha Phi was resoundingly successful in portraying themselves with decorum.

This was it for me. After all these years of politically correct liberals trying to censor freedom of speech and control language and dictate what can be said, like some Stormtrooper Gestapo, I’ve had it. Something snapped. I’m done with these politically correct traitors to liberty. After the Alpha Phi incident, it’s time to call them out on their treason and keep calling them out.

Griffin Meyer was interviewed by The Hollywood Reporter on 18 August 2015 by Katie Wilson Berg and Emmet McDermott where Griffin said:
“This video is not for politically sensitive adults who immediately associate eating a popsicle with sex. It’s a hyper-realistic video that’s supposed to evoke an emotion in the mind of an incoming freshman girl, so I don’t really care what adults think… I wish they left it on YouTube. By deleting the video it made the criticism seem legitimate and made it seem like something was actually wrong with the video.”

I couldn’t agree more, Griffin. You summarized it perfectly.

As for the women at Alpha Phi, I hope you will reconsider and repost your video. Or better yet, make many more like that one in the future. You did nothing wrong. What you did was beautiful. Forget that jerk Deborah Lane and her meaningless apology. Screw that nimrod A.L. Bailey who wrote the scathing Alabama Media Group article against you. Those women are beneath you. You are goddesses and they are cockroaches. You created something fun and joyful and positive and they had the audacity to belittle you for that? Those people are worthless. Ignore them. You ladies at Alpha Phi are better than they are. Don’t allow those inferior insects to dictate your life to you.

In fact, this is America. Don’t ever allow anyone to dictate your life to you.

Remember ladies, The Bill of Rights are not rights that were given to us by the government. The Bill of Rights are human rights that We the People demanded our government must obey, because those rights are universally applicable to every moment of our lives. The principals of freedom of speech always applies, not just to laws and regulations. The freedom extends to everyplace we might speak or write or express our thoughts and opinions. And those rights extend to every facet of our existence from our homes, to the Internet, to college campuses, to the steps of Washington D.C.

Those who sought to shame and censor Alpha Phi were wrong. They were wrong. They were immoral. They were unethical. They were traitors to America and our highest ideals of freedom.

There was nothing vapid or inappropriate with what Alpha Phi expressed. Never let anyone tell you ladies otherwise.

Gun Violence Does Not Exist

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As of 2016, according to the United States Census Bureau, there are approximately 310 million men, women, and children living in the United States of America. Every single dot on this map represents one human life.

According to various sources, including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the Congressional Research Service, there are currently 357 million guns in the United States. There are more firearms than citizens.

According to various sources, including the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), since 1959, the number of American households possessing guns has fluctuated. Estimates range anywhere from as low as 36% to as high as 51%. The FBI revealed Americans applied to purchase more firearms during the Fall of 2015 than any other time in history, and those numbers have gone up ever since, it’s rational to conclude the percentage of households with firearms is closer to the 50% threshold. Even if it were as low as 36% that still means there are over 111 million gun owners in the United States. That is approximately the combined population of:
Washington: 6,724,540
Oregon: 3,831,074
Montana: 989,415
Idaho: 1,567,582
Nevada: 2,700,551
California: 37,253,956
Wyoming: 563,626
Utah: 2,763,885
Arizona: 6,392,017
North Dakota: 672,591
South Dakota: 814,180
Nebraska: 1,826,341
New Mexico: 2,059,179
Texas: 25,145,561
Colorado: 5,029,196
Kansas: 2,853,118
Oklahoma: 3,751,351
Iowa: 3,046,355
Arkansas: 2,915,918

The number of crimes prevented by gun owners every year is difficult to estimate. In April of 2013, The New York Times reported that the Violence Policy Center claimed 67,740 crimes are prevented every year by gun owners. The National Rifle Association claims that number is closer to 2 million. Being such vastly different statistics, let’s compromise and presume 100,000 crimes are prevented yearly by gun owners. That is the approximate population of Norman, Oklahoma.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that approximately 11,208 people are murdered every year with firearms. 11,208 is the approximate population of Webb City, Missouri. Let’s put that in perspective. People who hate guns would make you think those 11,000 lives are all innocent victims, but the truth is that many of them are criminals shot by the police, gangbangers killing rivals in the ghetto, and families protecting themselves from rapists and murderers. That 11,000 also includes every shooting at our schools and churches and movie theatres, every terrorist attack at a Christmas party and military recruiting center, and every crazy college student who goes on a rampage. Everyone. 11,208.

Among our population of 310 million, those 11,000 gun deaths represent one 0.0035% (35 ten-thousands of a percent) of our population. When you realize how few people are harmed by guns, it becomes clear that the motive behind gun regulations isn’t to protect this small fraction of victims. Gun laws are intended to control and subjugate the citizens who own them.

Since guns prevent crimes at least 100,000 times a year, while only 11,000 people are killed, guns protect our families and our children 10 times more frequently than they harm anyone. Banning guns from 310 million citizens, will endanger 100,000 people every year, in an attempt to protect 11,000. Allowing 100,000 people to become victims of rape or murder, in order to protect 11,000 people from harm, many of whom are violent criminals, is illogical and unethical.

You know what kills more people than firearms?

Alcohol. Every year, 29,001 die in alcohol induced deaths. You hear the media use words like “epidemic” to describe gun violence. Twice as many people die from alcoholism as they do from guns. No one ever says alcohol is causing an epidemic. They use that language to manipulate the public. Instead of reporting the facts, they sensationalize reports with carefully chosen words in an effort to condition you.

You know what else kills more people than firearms?

30,208 die from falling every year.

33,804 die annually in car accidents.

46,471 die in drug induced deaths.

51,966 people are killed by accidental poisoning.

53,282 die from pneumonia. That’s right. You’re 5 times more likely to die from pneumonia than being killed by a gun.

But what about the children? People who hate guns always cite the deaths of children as justification to ban guns.

A mere 460 kids between the ages of 0 and 14 die each year in shootings. 460. That is 0.00014% (14 hundred-thousands of a percent) of the population or 1 in 673,913. That means if our population was the size of North Dakota, one child per year would be killed by a gun.

You know what kills more children than guns?

675 kids in that same age group die by drowning. Do parents ever rally to ban swimming? Bathtubs? Does the president try to create more executive orders to protect the children from pool parties? 50% more kids die by drowning than they do by guns! Guns are not an epidemic. Swimming pools are far more deadly to a child.

1,083 kids between the ages of 0 and 14 die each year in car accidents. More than twice as many kids die in cars than they do from guns. Cars kill 135% more kids. Politicians want to sue gun manufacturers if a gun kills a child. But are politicians trying to sue auto manufacturers when a drunk driver uses their car to murder a child?

Worst of all, the highest statistic for murdered children is worse than you think. 380,000 kids are murdered every year by Planned Parenthood. Every year. That is over half the population of Alaska.

460 kids killed by guns. 380,000 children murdered by Planned Parenthood. Here is their own statistic on their own website. Think about that. These people murder more babies in one year than guns have killed in the last century. When a stranger shoots a child, they call it murder. When a mother kills her child, they call it abortion.

You see, my fellow Americans, the mainstream media is deceiving the public. They all have the identical agenda to censor freedom of speech, rob you of your liberties, and outlaw your ability to defend yourself. Hollywood and the news are not being honest with you. These media outlets are manipulating you. Brainwashing you with repetition. Influencing you with rhetoric in order to illicit an emotional response. The politicians are crying crocodile tears. The numbers prove gun violence is a fable and politicians have no justification to vilify firearms. Therefore, the only way they can influence the public is through hysteria and terror. Irrational fear is the only ammunition these treasonous lawmakers have, so they try giving Americans the false impression that all citizens are in constant danger of being a victim.

As a novelist, issues like freedom of the press and weaving fiction are my expertise. When I look at the facts, the fiction of the mainstream media becomes obvious. Historically, an attack on our Second Amendment rights always precedes an attack on the First Amendment. Take away their ability to defend themselves. Then take away their ability to speak out. As a writer and a patriot who believes in our liberty and freedom, I have an obligation to counter these attacks. To speak out. Every time people lose their right to defend themselves, they lose the right to speak their mind. That’s when writers and journalists with integrity start disappearing from their homes in the middle of the night. We are always the first to go. Followed by business leaders, then ordinary families like your own. Gun violence is far worse than you have been told, because everything you have been told is a grotesque lie. Gun violence doesn’t exist. Gun violence is a myth. Study the facts. Educate yourself. Firearms are harmless. Comparatively speaking, alcohol, cars, swimming pools, feminists and slippery floors are far more deadly than guns.

The Declaration of Independence: The Most Punkrock Essay Ever Written

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As a writer, I’m really intrigued by language and the way it is used to communicate.

With that in mind, I want to conjure a little story for you. Just imagine that you and your fellow countrymen have decided to colonize a new land. You can imagine it’s another continent or you can pretend it’s a new planet. Whatever you want.

So, there you are, living in this colony. As time goes on, your colony starts to become more and more self-sufficient. You don’t need outside help anymore. The government in your home country is kind of slacking. In fact, as your government starts to give you less and less support they begin to downright harass you. Your friends and neighbors are getting hauled off and convicted for completely unjust criminal offenses. A military occupation is started and soldiers are barging into your homes and stealing your food and assaulting your family members.

Finally, you and some of your neighbors get together and decide you’ve had enough of this tyrannical government. You’re going to start a revolution. You’re going to stand up to these injustices. Now, here’s where the story gets really amazing.

You and your friends are so brave, so badass, that you decide you aren’t going to be some underground, secretive band of guerrilla freedom fighters. No. You actually get together and write it all down. You put your intentions on paper. Then, you make copies of this declaration and you send it off to the leaders of other countries all around the world, including to your own government. On top of all that, every last one of you signs it. You put your names on it!

Now, keep in mind, just because you and your neighbors are pissed off doesn’t mean all your neighbors are on your side. Some of your neighbors still support the tyrannical government. You don’t know everyone in your town. You don’t know how many neighbors are on your side or how many neighbors would betray you. And you just wrote a giant “fuck you” to your dictator, sent copies to the whole world, and signed your name to it!

That sounds like the plot of a crazy Hollywood movie. But it’s not. It’s exactly what really happened when the United States of America composed The Declaration of Independence – the most punkrock essay ever written. This great nation was founded by men with balls of solid rock.

I often wonder, how well do you think those men who signed the Declaration of Independence slept that night?

Can you imagine what they were going through emotionally? Did any of them go running off to the docks at midnight, trying to stop the ships from sailing? “Wait! Wait! I changed my mind! Take my name off the… oh, shit!… Fuck!”

They go sulking back home, “What the fuck was I thinking?”

You can tell how scared everyone was by how small they signed their names. Like they were hoping if the revolution didn’t pan out, maybe no one would notice their signature. And what about John Hancock? That crazy bastard must have been really pissed off. John Hancock must have been insane! He was just like, “Gimmie that quill, bitches! I’ll show you how to sign a fuck you to King George!”

It’s easy for us to look back on history and imagine the way things played out were the only way things could have gone. But of course, that’s never true. Not at all. We might have lost. There was no guarantee we were going to beat the King of England. No one ever had. England was the most powerful empire in the world. Do you know how many countries ever beat the British Empire in a war? With the exception of the Norman invasion, England pretty much kicked everyone’s ass all the time. There were British colonies all around the world because the English were some serious thugs. Historically speaking, there was a really good chance we American Colonies were going to get the crap kicked out of us. King George III was probably going to win. We didn’t stand a chance. If America had lost the Revolutionary War every single man who signed the Declaration of Independence would have been executed. And do you think the tyrannical King of England would have shown mercy to their families? No. If your name was on that list, your wife and your children and your extended family of aunts and uncles and grandparents and cousins would probably be executed too. And most likely, not in a quick and merciful fashion. Probably in a way that would be painful. And take long time. In fact, if you signed the Declaration of Independence and we lost the war, King George III would probably make you watch how he executes your family and kill you last.

The men who signed that document, our founding fathers, were some damn brave motherfuckers.

Today, the Declaration of Independence is just as relevant as it was 200 year ago. We face the same dangers. The same threats. Our freedom and liberty must continue to be carefully safeguarded against the rise of tyranny.

Have you read the Declaration of Independence? I don’t mean in high school when you didn’t give a shit about it. I mean have you read it? Really paid attention to what was being said?

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

That is a damn fine and noble opening. I particularly love the phrase “a decent respect to the opinions of mankind” as it shows a magnanimous tip of the hat to all the world. They were simply explaining that they wanted to be free and this document would tell you why.

The second paragraph is even more impressive.

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.

Hilarious that there are ignorant people who claim our nation was not founded under religious pretenses when “God” and “Creator” are mentioned in the first two sentences. Notice it says “among these”. In other words, life liberty and the pursuit of happiness are only a few of our unalienable rights. This infers that all men possess additional unalienable rights. I personally declare that among those unnamed rights are the unfettered freedom to speak and write ones opinions, and the right to self-defense through whatever means necessary. Which of course mirror the first two items in the Bill of Rights, but that’s an essay for another day. The declaration goes on to say…

– That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,

Two things to note are “just powers” and “consent” – the powers of government must be justified and fair. It doesn’t say “unlimited powers” or “tyrannical powers” or “oppressive powers” or even “powers” alone; no, it specifically says “just powers”. What is more, these powers derive from the consent of the people. Consent. These just powers do not override the will of the people, such powers only exist with our consent. In other words, the government has no power unless we the people permit the government to have it. And the powers they do possess must be justified. That’s pretty punk rock.

I’ve known some police officers who misguidedly believed that their job was simply to enforce the law. However, this is absolutely not true. The caveat of consent means blind obedience is specifically prohibited. There must be a personal morality at work to define that which is just. Unjust orders or laws need not be tolerated. As government workers, law enforcement personnel can only enforce just powers from the consent of the governed. No one in the government has any power or authority to enforce laws which are unjust nor do the citizens need to conform to injustice. The Declaration of Independence is the founding document and therefore supersedes all other laws, including the Constitution. Members of the military and armed forces all swear an oath to defend and protect the Constitution. But again, they are only imbued with just powers from the consent of the governed. Nothing more. They are under the moral obligation of upholding their oath to defy and refuse to enforce any laws or orders which are immoral or unconstitutional.

In fact, the Declaration of Independence proves this by going on to say the most punkrock stanza of all…

– That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,

Let me pause here. Let’s think about that. The founders of our nation deemed this a self-evident truth! The very document used to create the United States of America encourages the citizens to destroy the government if need be! Start a revolution – to alter or abolish the government if the government ever stops supporting our liberties. This one line is an astounding statement. How many countries in the history of humanity have ever been that radical? How many nations have been built upon the principal that we will burn this mother down and start over if we have to? Of everything written in the Declaration, that single sentence is more punkrock than any fiction. That one line illustrates a sense of righteousness and determination the likes of which most people have never experienced. It goes on to say…

and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Once again, the Declaration reiterates that all governmental power is granted through the will of the people. The citizens are the ultimate authority in this great nation. Not kings or courts or judges or politicians or military forces. The people are the ones who determine the course of their safety and happiness and we American citizens possess the sole authority to empower the government to enforce those ideals.

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

That is an astonishing statement to place in a political document. Rather than declare a stance or voice an edict, it instead acknowledges a weakness of the human psyche. So much truth and wisdom (plus an esoteric observation of human tendencies) in a single sentence. While the declaration reminds the people that we have a duty and an obligation to start a revolution if our government becomes tyrannical, it also reminds us that our motives for said revolt must be duly justified. Citizens are required to overthrow tyranny, but we shouldn’t dismantle governments for lighthearted reasons. That wouldn’t be sensible. Sedition can only be vindicated by severe (and often not until they are prolonged) violations of ones liberty.

On the flipside, that sentence also reminds us not to tolerate too much crap. Our founding fathers remind us that human beings are likely to sit on their butts and tolerate scumbags longer than we should. Far easier to just sit back and endure the nonsense than to rise up and battle a war. The problem there is that the tyrants know this too. Oil companies did that to us. Remember? Back in 2007 or so they raised gas prices and raised them and raised them, until the people couldn’t take it anymore, and stopped buying gas. Then the prices miraculously dropped back down just low enough for people to find it sufferable without storming the gates. Why do we tolerate such greed? Because as our forefathers predicted, mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

The Declaration reminds us…

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

Once again, the Declaration of Independence reiterates their cause and their determination to do this right. Again, it declares we’ll tear down the whole place and start over if the government screws up. How many documents founding a nation encourage the citizens to start a revolution and destroy the government? Only ours. America was founded by rebels and outlaws who just couldn’t take anymore freedoms being stripped away. Our founders reminded the world that we will become outlaws again if need be. The Declaration concludes with three eloquent paragraphs.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

That paragraph is so fantastic because it calls out King George III on so many levels. We admit that we tried to reason with him. We voice our anger at how he ignored us. Then we clearly declare that he is unfit to be a king if that’s going to be his attitude.

The next paragraph is wonderful too because it reiterates our desire to remain amicable to our fellow Englishmen. We basically say, “If you are an English citizen and you support us, we are your allies. If you support the King, you are also our enemy.” But listen to how beautifully those sentiments are written.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

Finally, we get to the paragraph that lays it all on the line, the declaration of our independence. Note there is also a strong reference to God in this next sentence, when the founders cite their desire to appeal to the Supreme Judge of the world.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do.

The Declaration of Independence is the most eloquent and articulate “fuck you” ever written, ending with a beautifully composed sentence of unity and brotherhood which states:

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

Once again, our forefathers declare their conviction in God. Their reverence for Divine Providence is irrefutable proof of their faith in forces beyond themselves at work. The beauty of the phrase Divine Providence instead of “God” shows an ignostic respect for the spiritual beliefs of everyone involved. For any religion, including atheism, can acknowledge that the mysteries of serendipity may be rooted in forces we do not yet understand, and that we can pay homage to under the phrase Divine Providence.

More than that, it vows to protect and defend each other. They acknowledge that we are all in this together. A noble sentiment written by men who understood that honor was sacred, promises are to be kept, and word is bond.

So there you have it, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. The most defiant and punkrock manifesto every put to parchment – our magnanimous Declaration of Independence. The supreme law of the land. The founding words. The basis of all our ideals. The brave and reckless document that started the American Revolution, and won our freedom.