Those were the good ole days! Sierra Times with their quirky mix of Whack’em and Stack’em Chronicles, health tips and political commentary.
Here is a post 9/11 gem.
You will not find this editorial in anywhere in your morning paper!
On Tuesday September 11 2001 the world was treated to a graphic demonstration of Democracy in action.
A vast overwhelming majority of 266 randomly selected Americans (whose number arguably included some of our best and brightest) in four separate airplanes (call them focus groups if you will) voted by their silent assent to obey the wishes of a small number of lunatics whose intent was contrary to their most vital interests rather than assert their sovereignty as citizens of a representative Republic.
Trained almost from birth not to argue or challenge or resist “the people in charge” they surrendered their lives in a near Ritlinesque stupor as captors executed their plans virtually uninterrupted.
It made them feel safe. It was best not to argue. It was important not to make waves, not to rock the boat, not to cause trouble. Can’t we all just get along?
And so they found themselves literally on a plane ride into the flames of Hell.
On exactly one plane a tiny vocal extremist minority of three people acted forcefully to oppose the leadership of the hijackers who seized power regardless of the consequences to themselves, their fellow passengers or the airline because it was the right thing to do.
They alone managed to keep intact the habits of thought and mind which once defined this nation, proudly, as a nation of Riflemen; a nation of sovereign citizens, self reliant and self sufficient acting in the their own best interest for the common good.
They triumphed and today we call them heroes. Their plane did not hit the intended mark. Thousands of their fellow Americans continue their lives uninterrupted because of this tiny dissident group’s sacrifice.
Welcome to the 21st Century.
There is a direct line from the early 20th Century through the Wilson Administration’s casual extermination of the Constitution through the Roosevelt Administration’s casual embrace of socialism through the Johnson Administration’s casual imposition of Orwellian tyranny through the Clinton Administration’s casually decadent and thoroughly corrupt praemunire and all the other half hearted half baked half steps of intermediate administrations to the events of Black Tuesday.
Even as the nation reels, stunned from the blows of 9/11, members of the Good Ole Bolshevik Network emerge from their tofu filled back rooms to perpetrate yet more regulatory unconstitutional crimes against the American people. They seek to deepen the burden of taxation and repression through new contrivances of bureaucracy such as The Office of Homeland Security and budget busting appropriation bills.
Enough already. The signposts of the Constitution must mark the path to liberty. The resolution to our current crisis must come from less government not more. The citizens of the United States must relearn the habits of thought and mind, heart and hand that made this country a free Republic, not a Democracy.
We must begin today to distance ourselves from all the clever engines of government that have collectively brought us to this low estate.
The Federal Reserve is unconstitutional. Shut it down.
The Department of Education is unconstitutional. Shut it down.
The FCC is unconstitutional. Shut it down.
The FAA is unconstitutional. Shut it down.
The IRS is unconstitutional. Shut it down.
These and all the similar bureaucracies created over the past century have incorrectly taught Americans they are subjects not citizens. They have collectively removed the power and ability for individuals to think and change the circumstance of their individual surroundings and ultimately induced a passive acquiescence in the face of the most extreme threat.
Never again. The path is clear. The sovereign citizen is the last redoubt of a Constitutional Republic.