Posts tagged Common Sense; Revisited
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How many of us remember Thomas Paine?
What can we recall from his most famous work, Common Sense?
Why did President John Adams praise his contribution to America with, “I know not whether any man in the world has had more influence on its inhabitants or affairs for the last thirty years than Tom Paine.”
When The American Revolution began, most of the delegates in the colonies actually wanted to re-join England and swear their allegiance to the Crown. So many in fact that Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin were afraid to call them together out of fear that they would be voted into a surrender to England!
Then Common Sense was published.
First 50,000 copies were sold, then 100,000, then 200,000; soon 500,000 copies were sold and distributed in a country of only 3 million people (Paine also donated all money to Washington’s army). Nearly every person in The Colonies read the book and had their perspective reinvented, their souls set ablaze, and their courage fortified by the simple yet unassailable wisdom of Thomas Paine’s thesis: Britain has no right to rule over us; by Natural Law, Americans have the right to rule themselves and do what they choose with their God-given liberties.
With a similar thought in mind, author Clyde Cleveland has taken us back to our revolutionary roots with “Common Sense; Revisited” and presents solutions to the problems of today with the incredible wisdom, inspired logic, and profound simplicity of the past.
Next Wednesday, May 25th at 6:30 in Naples, FL Mr. Cleveland will be hosting a live speaking event at Food and Thought and provide Constitutional solutions to the problems of today with the earth-shaking power of our Founder’s vision, passion, and clarity producing ACTION and RESULTS—not just conjecture and philosophy. This is must-see, must-do stuff.
The below video is a concentrated promotional version of a 1 hour conversation between Clyde and myself delving into these issues (full version posted shortly). If you are in SW Florida, please reach out to anyone you’d like; left, right and center—every ideology can appreciate our Natural Rights to freedom, liberty, and justice.
For the last few months I have become moderately obsessed with seemingly paradigm-shifting research into allegations that America actually has two governments; one is a corporate “de facto” LEGAL government that came into power after America’s bankruptcy at the end of the civil war; and the other is the true, LAWFUL (much different than legal), “de jure” Constitutional government that our Founding Fathers gifted to us by revolution, fortified in The Declaration of Independence and detailed by The Constitution.
“So what” you ask?
IF true, this is vital, critical and must-know for a number of reasons:
1) The income tax may have been illegitimately passed into law and under examination is clearly un-Constitutional. If the people promoting “the de jure republic” are successful then we can form lawful grand juries within the “de jure government” and nullify the income tax so that we no longer pay it! How about you getting an instant 30-50% raise this year?! If you think the government will go broke check out President Regan’s Grace Commission Report on income taxes that showed all collected income taxes go to pay interest on international bankers loans–none is used for schools, roads or hospitals…
2) Property taxes: if you own your land, why do you pay property taxes?! This organization claims to have found the laws that detail why you actually DON’T own your property and how the government is able to extort taxes from you illegally. Within the “de jure” republic, there will be no property taxes and you will lawfully OWN your property–more detail on this soon.
3) There aren’t many logical arguments that can made to prove that America is NOT in a serious debt and currency crisis. It is possible that America’s debt payments might soon be so high that they will be impossible to pay we will be in default–this could be disastrous. Within “the de jure republic” there will be a new currency backed by commodities that can’t be manipulated by central bankers–if legitimate, this is MASSIVE. Mr. Cleveland is on the monetary board for “the republic” and will provide more detail on this in the near future.
All of these benefits and many more are LAWFUL according to The Constitution and Declaration of Independence. Let’s remember that little phrase in The Declaration of Independence that says, “[when the government becomes destructive] it is the Right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government.”
If this seems too strange to understand, treasonous or fascinating, please take the time to listen to the author of “Common Sense; Revisited,” Mr. Clyde Cleveland and his presentation into this incredible realm of knowledge.