When America proclaimed that all men are created equal and endowed with unalienable rights, it was a repudiation of the European system of a self-righteous royalty. The people were to assume “the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them.” However, people cannot enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness unless they are sovereign and government is their servant. Sovereignty is being “the king of one’s castle,” constrained only by righteous laws harmonious with the directives of the Creator. That is why the Ten Commandments were etched in stone in numerous places including the edifice of the U.S. Supreme Court. The prime directive of all government bodies must be the protection of our ordained unalienable rights where the word unalienable is understood to mean incapable of being subject to the stipulations or modifications of a lien – a manmade statute. Thus, the CPWV espouses that personal liberty encompasses but is not limited to the following ten areas:
- Freedom to express our opinions: Other than reckless endangerment of the physical well being of others such as falsely yelling fire or inciting a riot, and within the standards of community decency, we are at liberty to espouse our views even if others find them objectionable. And, public officials have no authority to limit this speech to some arbitrary zone.
- Worshiping without interference: The First Amendment espouses freedom “of religion,” and “the free exercise thereof,” not freedom from religion, and specifically applies only to religious establishments which are churches. Reading or use of words such as “God,” “Lord,” “Creator,” or scripture, which is literature, is not a church to be separated from the state.
- Political freedoms and freedom of assembly: Our freedom of speech, thought, and civil and private action should be unrestricted as to group size. As long as there is no impediment to normal public traffic, no permits shall be required of us to gather anywhere we please. Voter disenfranchisement is to be vigorously combated through the proper application of election laws, and our government servants are obligated to respond to our petitions in a timely fashion.
- Keeping and bearing arms without infringement: The founders crafted the Bill of Rights, and in particular the Second Amendment, to protect people from the tyranny of oppressive government. It is ludicrous for that same government to reinterpret the wording of these basic rights so as to limit or change their original meaning as they see fit. “Well regulated” simply means trained, not government controlled. “We the people” are the militia.
- Private property ownership without annual tax: Recurring taxation of an asset is feudal ownership of it and repugnant to “the pursuit of happiness” (originally worded as “the pursuit of property”). In the past, limited government has functioned just fine with revenues from only tariffs, duties, imposts, and one-time sales taxes on voluntary purchases.
- Being secure in our affects and not monitored, tracked or traced in our daily movements, communications, and associations: We seek a halt to Homeland Security’s unconstitutional intrusions into citizen’s lives without court order. The Real ID Act has created a defacto national ID and must be rescinded. The Fourth Amendment must be respected and upheld in its entirety.
- Control over our own bodies: People should decide for themselves what nutrients, medical protocols, vaccinations, and medications are in their best interest. Prosecutions of victimless crimes must stop. It is not the government’s job to protect citizens from themselves.
- Freedom to exercise the sacrament of matrimony as ordained by God without state intervention. We seek a simple return to publicly recorded engagements and marriages, by churches or county clerks, with common law witnesses to satisfy the requirements of basic legal recognition. As Noah Webster’s 1828 dictionary rightfully states, “Marriage was instituted by God himself for the purpose of preventing the promiscuous intercourse of the sexes, for promoting domestic felicity, and for securing the maintenance and education of children.” We seek an end to the perversion of marriage into a commercial system of state-issued privileges through the so-called government third party “marriage license” whereby incorporated “courts” presume the “right” to trespass on families and render control over their children.
- Raising our children as parents or guardians see fit. It is an awesome responsibility of the family, the foundational unit of society, to decide what is in their own best interest. Only when there is clear criminal behavior resulting in physical injury should a local elected sheriff become involved after sworn affidavit and a judge-issued warrant. The government shall not be involved in a family’s agreed-upon medical protocols for any family members, whether they be adults or children, nor shall it interfere with the family’s responsibility for all educational decisions. The people possess divine rights of nativity irrespective of any State birth certificate ownership claim or the CPS.
- Freedom to travel and use public spaces: End street assaults against the sovereign people for failing to exhibit a State-issued confession of subject-class citizenship. In place of these, substitute sovereign identification to facilitate safe and free passage throughout the land. Traffic control and roadblocks for revenue generation are detestable and are to be prohibited.
We must jealously guard our liberties. As William Pitt said, “Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human liberty; it is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.” Likewise, we must heed Benjamin Franklin’s dire warning when he said, “Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.” Our duty is to know what real liberty is, and to proclaim our resolve to guard, exercise, and if need be, re-establish it.
Adopted on January 22, 2011.