What is Liberation Day?
Liberation Day is the historic day in the United States when we get back to real liberty and real freedom in our country.
It can be argued that we already had a liberation day in 1776 when we declared independence from Great Britain, and in 1781 when we ratified the Articles of Confederation, and in 1788 when we ratified the Constitution of the United States. But it can also be argued that the ratification of the Articles of Confederation took some power out of the hands of the states and the people, as did the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, so perhaps it wasn’t a liberation day. Regardless, almost immediately after the Constitution was put into effect, the Federal Government it created has been increasingly going outside the bounds of the Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land. The Constitution’s sole purpose is to limit government. In particular, it limits the Federal Government a lot, and it limits the state governments a little. The United States Constitution exists to limit government in order to protect the people from the tyrannies of government.
The Liberation Day that we really care about in this present age is the Liberation Day to come. It will be the historic day when the Federal Government starts following the original intent of the Constitution. I hope this day comes soon, but if it never comes, I think the United States will die as the empire it has become, rather than the Constitutional Republic it was meant to be. Our Constitutional Republic (or what’s left of it) has a document meant to govern it.
Let us never forget: The U.S. Constitution is NOT a list of things that the government can’t do; but rather, it’s a very, very short, totally exclusive list of the few things that the Federal Government is permitted to do. Please read that last sentence again. If you don’t fully understand it, don’t fully believe it, and aren’t fully committed to it, you aren’t ready to be part of this movement. It needs to be understood, believed, and committed to. I can’t stress this enough. I am certain that the folly of the Federal Government at present is largely because the people and the politicians have forgotten that this is what the Constitution means. We no longer understand our own Constitution, and we are severely confused. Now is the time to remind ourselves and others of the true meaning of the Constitution.
This sentence is so important that I want to dig a little deeper into it. Here it is again:
The U.S. Constitution is NOT a list of things that the government can’t do; but rather, it’s a very, very short, totally exclusive list of the few things that the Federal Government is permitted to do.
The Constitution is not a list of things the government can’t do. People are confused on this point because they look at the Bill of Rights, which are the first ten amendments to the Constitution, and they think those amendments look like prohibitions on the Federal Government. That’s what they are, mostly. But virtually all of these prohibitions were already one hundred percent a part of the original Constitution before we got the Bill of Rights. We didn’t need the first ten amendments, but our early statesmen chose to put those prohibitions into the document to double protect us. Let’s take the first part of the First Amendment as an example: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion”. Well, of course it can’t, because that power was never granted to the Federal Government in the original Constitution before this amendment was ratified. This was double protection.
The powers given to the Federal Government in the Constitution are listed. And these are the only powers of the Federal Government. Most of them are listed in a section now called the Enumerated Powers. The original Constitution has a list of eighteen sets of powers for the Federal Government in this clause, and they’re simply written out, one after the other. To the founders, it was obvious why they were listing the powers of the Federal Government. They had just expelled the oppressive British… you don’t think they needed to be reminded of the sorts of things that governments could do, do you? That wasn’t the case. They weren’t reminding themselves what governments could do, and they weren’t giving suggestions on what governments should do. The founders were writing law. They were writing down the only things that the Federal Government would be permitted to do. If it’s not written down in the Constitution as a power of the United States, the Federal Government, and every politician, official, representative, senator, president, justice, employee, and contractor within it, may not do it.
Liberation Day is a movement: it’s the movement to restore us to freedom from the Federal Government. But it doesn’t stop there: once we have freedom from the Federal Government, we can keep working to gain more and more freedom from our state and local governments. And it doesn’t stop there, either: The hope of this movement is nothing short of more freedom and less government for every person and every country on Earth.
We have priorities. Because we live in the United States, our priority, first and foremost, is to return the Federal Government to the strict limits set forth in the U.S. Constitution. And the meaning of the Constitution must be defined by its original intent, because that’s what the founders of our nation intended when they wrote it.
Since the Constitution is the supreme law of the land, it must be followed first, because, otherwise, all laws that go against it are illegal and invalid. But it’s also important that we unshackle ourselves from the oppression of the Federal Government first because the states can’t be free until they are first freed from the illegal taxation and mandates coming from the Federal Government. And if the states can’t be free, then the people in those states definitely can’t be free. Don’t get me wrong, the states can still fight for freedom, and fight the Federal Government, as can the people, but let’s stop the root of the problem at its source. Where is the most debt in our country, the most spending, the most waste, the most illegal law? It’s with the Federal Government, not the state or local governments. We must stop the Federal Government and its abusive use of illegal, unconstitutional power.
Right now, Liberation Day has one goal as its focal point and as its rallying cry: We demand a full and immediate return to the original intent of the Constitution of the United States of America.
We must accept nothing less. Let us join together and commit ourselves to fulfilling this goal. Let’s pray for God to help us, let’s pray for God to bless us, and let’s pray for God to bless the United States and its people.
“It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men.” — Samuel Adams