Friday, October 12, 2012

The United STATES of America

Today is a rain day.  Rain, rain, rain.  Climbing trees and working with equipment that act as lightning rods in a thunderstorm and rain is not a responsible way.  So today I am studying and doing other desk work.

Among my ponderings this day is a comment made earlier this week by a gentleman acquaintance concerning the Constitution of the United States.  His statement was incorrect but the point that he was making was entirely accurate.  He said that the Constitution declares us to be these United States and not the United States.  He was emphasizing the fact that the Constitution declares only a confederation of States.  However, he was incorrect about the wording.  The fact remains nevertheless.  The Constitution does indeed refer to the union of separate States that stand together in union with one another according to this Constitution.

It is frightening to realize how badly misdirected we all have become through the false indoctrination of the government school system and mainstream media and the film and entertainment industry.  The mainstream churches have joined in this false indoctrination.

The pledge of allegiance that we all were taught is a flagrant act of false indoctrination.  I was aghast when I realized this.

Several sites that address the author and promoters of this pledge are The Pledge of Allegiance - A Short History, Pledge of Allegiance, and The Pledge of Allegiance.

I was amazed today when I accessed the text of the Constitution of the United States and performed a search for the word “nation.”  If you would like to try it yourself, one source is The Constitution of the United States: A Transcription.  Give it a try.  See whether or not the Constitution ever uses the word “nation” with respect to the United States.  What I found is that it is only used with reference to foreign nations and never with regard to the United States.

This is because of what a State is.  Consider the definition given at state by Oxford Dictionaries.

A State is an established sovereign government.  It is a nation.  Thus, the Constitution always refers to the United States in the plural.

The phraseology used in the Constitution is very carefully crafted.  Great care was used always to refer to the States and the protection of the States.

In Section 4 of Article IV this is especially declared:

The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened), against domestic Violence.

Notice the care taken to avoid the terms that would imply “one nation.”  Rather it is “every State in” “this Union.”  This Constitution declares a voluntary Union of separate States, united together under this Constitution for the support and protection of every State against Invasion and domestic Violence.

It is frightening to observe how this was used to the direct opposite purpose in the War between the States.  The protection of the States was overturned.  Their Statehood was denied them and taken from them by force.  They were invaded and conquered and driven into subjugation to a new Federal System.  Certainly various subsidiary motives were used to deceive people concerning the larger objective, but the ultimate issue was whether or not the United States was a nation or a union of States.

The War was an act to establish a totalitarian regime.

The pledge of allegiance was a socialist ploy to convince people to believe the lie that this was the understanding and intention of the writers and ratifiers of the Constitution.

It has been used very effectively.  I was certainly duped by this ploy.  The addition of “under God” was a masterstroke.  It was a return to the false doctrine of feudalism based upon a deliberate misuse and misinterpretation of such Biblical passages as Romans 13:1-7.

Today this abuse has been extended to the passage into law of the Patriot Act and the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 and Executive Order 13603 or Executive Order -- National Defense Resources Preparedness.

Such things were not possible for these tyrants to impose upon the people while the United States still existed.  The United States had to be destroyed and transformed from a Union of States into One Nation with States.  Then gradually the people had to be indoctrinated for the acceptance of this.

How many people today have even an inkling of this?  Wiser and better informed people have been crying out, but their voices have been drowned out by the powerful and the ignorant.  Sadly, I must confess that I have been one of the noisy ignorant.  I have voted for and even spoken in defense of the pseudo-Republican politicians.  On a couple of occasions I was even duped into voting for psuedo-Democrats.  Today I wish that I had better understanding in the past.  However, today, I also often wish that I had less understanding than I now have.

Ultimately I must remember that nations come and go.  Tyranny is the way of the fallen and sinful world.  I cannot stop it or prevent it.  I can only hold fast to the promises of God to carry me and the faithful through to our last breath on this earth, when we finally will see His deliverance in its fullness.  Until then, we live in the assurance of His forgiveness, mercy, and peace and do whatever little things that we have the strength to do for our loved ones, our brethren, our friends, and our neighbors both near and far.

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1 comment:

Gary Cepek said...


Thank you for the well written post. The nuances of the Constitution which you note accurately proclaim where we as a people were, where we are not, and God-willing, where we will once again be when liberty and justice for all is recognized and protected in our voluntary union of states.

I especially appreciate, believe and confess, and urge your closing paragraph to be the only comfort we citizens of this passing earth have, whether in the face of earthly tyranny, or in the comforting embrace of earthly liberty; true freedom in union with the one and only Triune God through faith in Christ Jesus the Savior of all mankind, especially of those who believe. It is in this blessed communion with God and with His people that one alone has liberty to say yes to God in what is right and good, and to act on that acknowledgement; at the same time to say no to all that is evil and not of God, and to act against that living death, masked in the garb of life.

Gary Cepek