Rethinking Paradigms

Executive Orders and Voting: Ron Paul Can’t Save Us, Nothing Can

by Jesse Mathewson, ZeroGov

Since 1789 United States Presidents have issued executive orders. And while there is no direct constitutional grant of “executive” power it has been accepted as a fact of office since 1789. In many recent cases executive orders have been issued at the behest or with the support of various major law enforcement agencies. The recent executive order causing a bump in the road to a full dictatorship was signed into law by Obama and will be found to have been the brainchild of the legal team from the Department of Homeland Security. The same goons that brought us pedophilia and pornographic materials courtesy of the scanners and our very own federally paid, ensured and certified band of molesting badges of the TSA.

Sure executive order 13575 seems evil but in reality it is nothing more than yet another shovel of dirt onto the coffin that was nailed shut and put in the ground many years ago. The coffin that represents the United States was originally built upon the ratification of the Hamiltonian Constitution in 1791. The final nail was placed in the lid and it was laid to rest upon the declaration of war by Abraham Lincoln in 1861. Dirt has been placed one shovel full at a time into the grave until this point from that time. Thankfully, it is almost over, the corpse is rotting; the grave is complete all that remains is the placement of the headstone. “Here lies the rotting corpse of the Imperial United States”

Of course, many people would have me believe that this 200+ year journey into its current decrepit state could have been avoided, or could still be avoided by my voting. They would have me believe that the reincarnated Jeebus Christ has risen in the form of Ron Paul. And while I am happy there are people like Ron Paul out there, I should make it clear, and there is no chance I will vote again. Sure, it’s nice to see people beginning to wake up, of course like the Tea Party and the Occupy Movement and what will surely be more similar movements people are not really waking up. They are simply turning over in their sleep, possibly scratching that itch before falling back into the coma they almost woke from.

My vote will change nothing, my protesting will change nothing, however, I can still affect change. Knowledge, the spread of truth, and the slow injection of facts into our daily conversations can change things. After all liberty must occur in the mind before it can happen in the body. And liberty is not an incremental government granted ideal, it either occurs or it doesn’t.

What will change things positively is if you begin to show through your actions that we do not need this bloated bloodsucking entity called the state. Work with your neighbors; prevent crimes in your neighborhood by being alert. Set up neighborhood watch groups, not for control or for enforcement of ridiculous malum prohibitum laws. Communications, when I was growing up in Illinois we had a volunteer fire department, and it worked. If someone saw a fire they called their neighbor and so on, before you knew it there were dozens of neighbors helping others.

TAKE responsibility for your own actions, decisions and the results of those decisions. This is what I mean when I say, dump DC. If we invest and the company takes a dive, so be it, WE made the choice to invest. If we go to a bar known for its fights because a band we love is playing, and we get in a fight or hurt, SO BE it we made the choice to go. The problem arises when people are no longer willing to take responsibility for their own lives and desire to fall back on a deity or state instead that liberty is lost. Liberty is not easy, it is not cheap and but it can be for everyone if they are willing to work for it.

We do not need saving, we need to learn to swim. Remember, free the mind and the body will follow.