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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.
Here’s one from my buddy Bruce Ray Riggs at DirtyUnlceSam.com. He’s a backwoods Florida boy that can quote Black’s Law Dictionary, The Constitution, The Magna Carta and The Bible with stunning depth, accuracy and scale. You gotta like guys like that.
The capitalization is intentional. All corporations must print their names in all CAPS, it is the law–just look at any legal documents, your birth certificate or your tax bill.
Proponents of this idea (right or wrong I’m not sure yet but I like listening to them) advocate the “strawman theory” that extolls the belief that your birth certificate, driver’s license and tax bill (among others) are printed in CAPS because they are actually charged to your corporate, “strawman” entity that was put up as collateral after The United States bankruptcy in 1933 (see the below video).
Why aren’t they addressed to you in Normal Capitalization? Because—if these researchers are correct—the current de facto government doesn’t have jurisdiction over You; they have it over YOU. I realize this seems like lunacy and maybe I’m wrong; I often am.
However if it is true and we can remedy this situation by “re-inhabiting” the de jure Republic that predates this corporate entity and has higher Lawful standing, return to the supreme Common Law without income or property taxes (just a couple among hundreds of money-saving benefits) and massively shrink the leviathan of modern government we will unleash a wave of prosperity that the world has never before seen.
Just close your eyes, sit up straight and visualize what life would be like for you and your family if you could eliminate those expenses and devote the money to starting a new business, eliminating your debt or getting trained in a new profession…
If you’re scared that we will bankrupt the country (again) by doing this, check into The Grace Commission report created during President Reagan’s time in office.
Here’s an excerpt from their findings: “100% of what is collected is absorbed solely by interest on the Federal Debt… all individual income tax revenues are gone before one nickel is spent on the services taxpayers expect from government.”
Here’s Ron Paul’s brother Wayne talking about some of this stuff—a very thought-provoking video from a man who should have some real credibility. If it’s interesting, stay tuned.
If you’re in Southwest Florida jump on the contact page and I’ll send you more details.