America Is Lost; Can It Be Reborn?
By Arthur Requena*
There is much talk about regaining control of government for, and by the people in 2022 and 2024. However, without a cataclysmic change in America’s institutions and in the mindset of the majority of Americans only a travesty of our past constitutional republic will remain. Indeed, one may argue, with reason, that for at least the last sixty years we were deluded into thinking the republic was safe while the Communist rot metastasized throughout America’s institutions.
An attempt is now being made to once again lull us into believing all will return to what we once thought we had. A few media sources are signaling what will soon cascade across political news outlets: that is, the Republican party, or this senator, or that representative will lead us to victory and recapture the Senate or the House, and by 2024, the White House. We just need to suspend memory and rationality. Forget that we lost the Presidency to fraud, and never had the opportunity to prove it in the courts or in the public square. Forget that the voting apparatus used in over 27 states has been proven to have been used by foreign powers to manipulate the vote in U.S. elections. Accept the censorship that blatantly now occurs, and the revisionist history that is covering over the reality of these times. The American people will once more be distracted, and memories will fade, aided by the seemingly endless repetition of lies and half-truths. The necessary, but mundane, tasks of life will take center stage, if only for a while. Americans will sleep once more the sleep of the unaware, that is, until the slaughter, and then it will be too late.
The reality is that our system of government from the county and municipal level to the federal level has been corrupted. No longer can the people count on protection from law enforcement or justice from the judiciary. The façade of representation, and of opposing political parties in a milieu of free-flowing information has cracked. The mass perversion of all of our institutions, including the church and the family, has cause us to be unfocused and ineffective over the years. We scurry from one issue, one battle, to the next, always being kept off balance and driven by the left’s agenda and schedule.
Now is the time for liberty-loving Americans to seize the challenge, indeed, the opportunity, to rebuild from the cornerstone, the US Constitution. The most basic level of government, the county, must be regained and aligned with our most sacred document, the US Constitution. It is this basic level of government that most impacts our lives, and in turn which we can most directly and efficaciously impact. Patriots need to regroup and focus on the local government. Local officials and law enforcement must recognize their oath to these documents and work within them in spirit as well as within black letter law.
These objectives must be accomplished in a focused, disciplined manner, before our anger and energy are sapped and redirected into, albeit, worthy, but less effective and enfeebling efforts.
It is suggested that one unifying objective is the formation of a sanctuary county for the US Constitution. As such, no unconstitutional law, executive order, regulation, or mandate from any federal, state, or local entity will be acknowledged by the county. This prohibition would extend to, and include mandated health rules, illegal aliens’ issues, Second Amendment rights, and private property rights, among others.
In order to accomplish full compliance at the county level the local sheriff, district attorney, and judge(s) must be aligned with these objectives.
One method to provide strength to the sanctuary declaration is to replace the official(s) who do not comply. Another inducement for conformity is the withholding of funds to recalcitrant entities by placing those funds in escrow until compliance. An example is where a local law enforcement unit will not perform ordinary and necessary arrests. Obviously, that unit is not entitled to its full funding until it fulfills its obligation to the citizenry.
While it takes time to correct the corruption in government, people in the meantime, must group together to resist unconstitutional laws and regulations with massive civil disobedience. We are now under an illegitimate federal and state regime, let us not lend legitimacy to them with compliance.
While the task before us may at times seem overwhelming, we need only to look back on the nation’s founding to remember what was overcome by the founders. Those patriots fought a king that possessed an army and navy, second to none in the world. Historians estimate that approximately only a third of the population in the colonies supported the war for freedom, while a third actively fought for the crown, and a third were on the side lines. Outnumbered, out armed, lacking sufficient supplies of food and clothing, they persevered, and with determination and reliance on God’s strength overcame their adversaries. Let us do no less.
*Art Requena is a former U.S. Marine who takes his oath seriously to defend the Constitution from all enemies both foreign and domestic, who believes Semper Fi is a code to live by and not just a motto. He is a retired accountant with focus on tax law and business turnarounds.