Lockdown” Liberty, And Its Larger Message
The last time this page was published I celebrated a handful of heroes who defied “lockdown” usurpations on the basis of principle alone. Now, with a little effort on YOUR part, that defiance should become a tidal wave sweeping away misconceptions about how power is distributed and authorized in what people need to remember is the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.
FRIENDS, ON THURSDAY, MAY 21, I sent you the rock-solid legal answer to every one of Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s outrageous usurpations. This material plainly demonstrates the illegality of Whitmer’s decrees and empowers every single person in Michigan to immediately resume life as usual (which is to say, under his or her own control).
I have now added a “Lockdown” Liberty Key for Texas, as well, to the same post at the link above.
This material is indisputable on its face and as simple as 2 + 2= 4 (and in any event, as Jefferson reminded us, “A free people claim their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate”). No one need wait for a court to tell them it’s ok to act on it.
THESE LIBERATION MECHANISMS should be already being trumpeted from every rooftop in Michigan (and now Texas, too) RIGHT NOW so the emotional momentum of the people– most of whom have been being successfully-conditioned toward quiescence for two months now– can shift from mumbling, “Oh, okay, I guess I have to… You’re the Governor, after all” to shouting, “No! Hell no! I see now that you don’t have and have never had the authority to make me helplessly watch my business wither away! Out of my way!!”
They should also be trumpeted from every rooftop across America, for the same reasons, adjusted for local particulars. What is laid out in my simple formulations for Michigan and Texas, from each state’s fundamental law, is also true in every other state, and under the terms and principles informing the United States Constitution, as well.
Indeed, it had been my expectation, when first posting the core material of these keys as part of an article more than a month ago (in the Newsletter edition of April 20 , 2020), that readers in each state would quickly apply the information to their home state Constitution and produce keys themselves, putting a quick end to the massive harm being done by the C19 delusion.
I was disappointed in that expectation. But having now done the practical work of using that material to produce simple syllogistic presentation for my home state, and now for Texas, as well (and having shown by those examples what everyone else can and should be devising by a drill-down into their own home state Constitutions), I have another hope on the table– that you all will spring into action putting these keys and the core information behind them, now consolidated here, on every screen in Michigan, Texas and elsewhere.
TIME IS VERY MUCH OF THE ESSENCE here. The “emergency powers” by which economic health, property rights, other liberties, and the rule of law itself have been eroded in America over the last several months have been mere pretenses, and always illegal. These facts are made crystal-clear in this little one-page key.
If these facts become broadly understood quickly enough, a sea-change in behavior will erupt, with a hugely virtuous impact on the ongoing relationship between citizen and state in every matter of law. The people will, by this example and the process unleashed by this cure, be reminded of their sovereignty.
On the other hand… take too long in trying to make that sea-change happen and people will have resigned themselves to the new normal and become acclimated to it. There will be no going back. We’ll just end up with another permanent ratchet-up of government power and the hobgoblin-floggers will have won the battle, even though at some point things return to a semblance of “normal”– by government permission.
PLEASE!! DO THAT TRUMPETING!! If you’ve got an email list, blast this URL: https://losthorizons.com/THS.htm#16 to EVERYONE on it (with an introduction explaining why they absolutely must click on the link and read the material). If you’ve got a blog or other media presence do it there, too.
Tweet, post, whatever. If you’re in a legislature or the media, share all of this with all your colleagues. Tell everyone to whom you direct it to re-amplify and spread it themselves, and repeat and don’t stop until every America has it on his or her screen. Every place (and manner) in which the “lockdown” is manifest today should be filled with free Americans (and be swept away) by the end of the week.
Seriously, my friends. Opportunities like this one to really drive a lesson home both to arrogant government officials and to the people of whom they take advantage are very rare. USE THIS ONE ROBUSTLY, which means right now and right hard.
Edward R. Murrow famously observed that, “A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves”.
Let me add this: A nation of sloths will produce a nation of sheep.
Let it not be so.
“A free people claim their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate”
“It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error.”
-United States Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson
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