Right of all to Liberty
Greek artifact called "Broken Liberty" points to our historic right to freedom

The right of people to be free from government abuse requires a compact with those holding power. It must be a written agreement so that later generations can point to the source of Liberty they wish to protect and describe what compact gives their claims validity. Before the USA's Bill of Rights was written (and disregarded by recent traitors to the Constitution like George W. Bush) men pointed to the Magna Carta, and the laws of Saxon which became "The Rights of Englishmen", also Roman and Greek societies had written liberties spelled out for their citizens.

Actually, the little reading that I've done about Madison (Anti-Federalist/Democratic-Republican) shows that he constantly bent in the wind. Most of his positions he, sooner or later, wound up arguing against. He felt the constitution was a colossal failure at one point because it was so much of a compromise. Definitions of "the people" and federal vs State power were left purposely vague, because they feared the strong central government Constitution would not be ratified. His quest to ditch the Articles of Confederation was considered very radical at the time since the Revolutionary War had been about retaining local power. Being "Federalized" had many advantages for the survival of a new nation at that time. But now, I submit, we need to return to that earlier model of a weak central government so that we may regain our civil liberties. But how do we get rid of the "Catch-22" Pentagon Syndicate? That is the real trick.


"A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to Liberty. The means of defence against foreign danger,have been always the instruments of tyranny at home. Among the Romans it was a standing maxim to excite a war, whenever a revolt was apprehended. Throughout all Europe, the armies kept up under the pretext of defending,have enslaved the people." - James Madison Speech at the Constitutional Convention - June 19, 1787

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