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Swiss Assembly

Freedom

March 14, 2016 at 2:59am

The ability to express yourself freely is tied to your ability to defend yourself.

Not as scattered leaves but as a clenched fist can decomcracy preserve freedom.

Only that can be called democracy where citizens assemble & actively patrol territory, all else is slavery.

Only law that you give your active assent to is legitimate law, all else is slavery.

The exercise of power by voting in assembly is the perogative of masters.

Mine is a revolution of the mind. Either you choose mindless consumption that numbs your mind into slavery or you assemble & patrol territory to preserve democracy.

Why?

Without assembling & actively patrolling territory, men among us will rise who will first use the law and then debt to enslave their own community.

Assembling and patrolling forces minds to interact. The minds of people will experience their will as the law of the land -- the true meaning of democracy. Laws are set by the strongest force in a given territory.

Doubts?

Moai Statues created by the Rapa Nui people on Easter Island, c. 700-1100 AD
El Morro: Inscription Rock New Mexico, 1961, by John M. Slater. The Plantin Press, Los Angeles.

Translation:

"General Don Diego de Vargas, who conquered for our Holy Faith and for the Royal Crown, all of New Mexico, at his own expense, was here, in the year 1692 AD."

The violence behind the Spanish conquest of New Mexico cannot be seen but these words chiseled on the rock walls of El Morro are deeply connected to the tyrannical laws that dispossesed the natives. The Recopilacion de las Leyes de los Reynos de las Indias (Madrid , 1681), were procedural laws for the formation of settlements in the Americas.

PDF versions of these laws: vol. 1, vol. 2, vol. 3 , vol. 4

Laws can be tyranical. Once again, let me repeat:

Only law that you give your active assent to is legitimate law, all else is slavery.

In 1838 the U.S. Army entered the Cherokee Nation, forcibly gathered almost all of the Cherokees, and marched them to the Indian Territory in present-day Oklahoma, in what became known as the Trail of Tears. Although the Cherokees won the supreme court case, Cherokee Nation v. Georgia, 30 U.S. 1 (1831), they were still dispossessed. Once again, I will repeat:

The ability to live freely is tied to your ability to defend yourself.

Conquest makes slaves.
Tyrannical laws and debt make slaves.

Democracy can be preserved only if this wisdom which is a spark becomes an inferno:
Be the strongest force in your territory.
Assemble in and patrol your territory.

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