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"There Is Only One Inviolate Truth in the Declaration"
From * In Defense of Rural America *
By Ron Ewart, President
National Association of Rural Landowners
and nationally recognized author on freedom and property rights issues.
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"Life is a fight to stay alive and a fight to stop others from taking your freedom, your property and your life from you. The fight is eternal, from birth to death."

Ron Ewart

That "truth" in the Declaration of Independence, above all others, is:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

That means each American is a SOVEREIGN unto them selves. No one, including government, owns you, your labors, or your property. If they take them, they must take them by force, violence, or by the law.

By virtue of God-given, natural rights, you are a sovereign. The people created the American government, not the other way around. The people dictate to the government through their representatives. Unfortunately, for the last 100 plus years, either by ignorance or apathy, the people have abdicated their duty to control the government by ignoring what their representatives were and are doing. When you remove the PARENT, the CHILDREN are free to do whatever they want to do ..... and the CHILDREN (politicians) have been having a Hay Day and getting filthy rich at the People's expense. Also, the government has been successful in dividing the people such that they fight with each other instead of turning their anger on the government. The people have paid a terrible price for not paying attention to their duty and responsibility to hold government accountable to the principles of freedom and have no one to blame but them selves for what America has become. They have forgotten that the people are SOVEREIGN.

If you do not believe that you are sovereign then you are, by default, just another government slave! If you are content to be a slave, nothing we say can help you.

The hard fact is, there are powerful forces (socialism, radical environmentalism and one-world-order) in America and worldwide that are trying to take your freedom and your property from you. Some are even trying to take away your religion, or snuff out your life. If you don't believe this is true, you are floating blindly down a river towards a high, steep waterfall, where certain death or enslavement awaits you.

Sadly, over half of Americans have no idea what is going on, or know the history of American freedom, nor do they care. (If you want to learn about that history, in depth, click HERE.) About a third of Americans know what is going on but won't lift a finger to change it. That leaves a little over 15% of the people who care enough to want to preserve and defend their individual sovereignty and their freedom, by any means. But is 15% enough to preserve freedom and save America from the rule of the mob?

What the people refuse to acknowledge is:

“Whenever the legislators endeavor to take away and destroy the property of the people, or to reduce them to slavery under arbitrary power, they put themselves into a state of war with the people, who are thereupon absolved from any further obedience, and are left to the common refuge which God hath provided for all men against force and violence.” John Locke

If a Sovereign is to remain a Sovereign, he or she must defend their sovereignty with all the strength and prowess they can muster, using all the legal tools available to them under America's Constitutional Republic. Half measures will not succeed. Otherwise, the only other alternative is to go to war with the government, with all "going to war" means.

You may say that America is in great shape. The economy is humming a long at a brisk rate. People have jobs and money in their pockets. We have more freedom than any other country on Earth. But what you see on the surface and what is being delivered to you by the media and other sources, belies the true condition of America. The hard fact is, if a nation's fundamentals of freedom are not preserved and defended, the nation dies. Those fundamentals are not being preserved and a once-free nation IS dying.

America, that was the vision of the Founding Fathers and what many older Americans have known, has literally disintegrated before our eyes. Socialism, radical environmentalism, one-world government and a zillion rules and regulations now dominate our lives. Sadly ..... MOST AMERICANS JUST SIT THERE, BLIND TO REALITY!

Freedom and individual sovereignty, under the unalienable rights to life, liberty, property and the pursuit of happiness have no meaning, if Americans just sit there.

Our borders are being overrun, the rule of law is being trampled, our public treasury is being drained and America's culture is being seriously diluted by millions of legal and illegal aliens, all happening while we just sit there.

The Democrats destroyed a good health care system under Obama Care. A U. S. Supreme Court Chief Justice ruled it Constitutional when it was plain for all to see that Obama Care was blatantly unconstitutional ..... and yet we just sat there while we lost our doctors, our health care plan and our premiums more than doubled.

For at least three generations, our kids in public schools and colleges have been and are being brainwashed and indoctrinated in socialism, radical environmentalism and the one-world-order, while we just sit there. Meanwhile, this socialist and radical environmental insanity is propagated from one generation to the next.

Cities and states declare sanctuary for illegal aliens and illegal alien criminals, in violation of the law and we just sit there. Innocent Americans are being killed, ravaged, raped and robbed by illegal aliens and we look the other way.

Cities, counties and states under Democrat control, are breaking the rule of law and going broke and in bankruptcy, while implementing insane socialist policies. (Think Baltimore, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle.) No one lifts a finger to change it.

For decades our service men have been forced to accept substandard, if not grossly negligent, health care from the Veteran's Administration and Americans did nothing to change it, until Trump came along.

Political correctness and gender confusion now dominate the public discourse to the point of absurdity and yet Americans roll their eyes and say, "it doesn't affect me."

Entertainment has become so gross, standards of decency set so low and the general acceptance of drug and alcohol use so pervasive, that it is poisoning our culture. Lost production, souring relationships, high divorce rates and rampant overdose and suicides have become ubiquitous. The people continue to wallow in decadency, in tacit approval. Have Americans lost their collective minds?

Current Democrats are now proposing socialist policies (actually they have been doing it for decades) that would have made King George the III blush in embarrassment, policies that 100 years ago would have started a revolution in America and we just sit there while laughing in disbelief.

Rural landowners are being terrorized and driven out of business, driven off their lands, going bankrupt and committing suicide at alarming rates by land use and insane environmental laws ..... but we just sit there.

Under Agenda 21 and sustainable development "stack 'em and rack 'em" policies, people are being crammed into big cities. Those with any intellect at all, know very well that big cities are hazardous to the general population and are breeding grounds for socialism. (See: "Big Cities Spawn Corrupt Socialists Like Hillary Clinton")

Americans have done nothing while America's national debt swept over $22 Trillion. The lion's share of that debt can be placed directly at the hands of the Democrat Party (and its socialist policies) and all those who voted Democrat over the last 80 to 100 years, as Democrats moved farther and farther left towards pure socialism and one-world government. They have sent us into national bankruptcy for the sole purpose of buying votes.

The people of Hong Kong are showing more guts and courage than the people of America, in their fight against the dictatorial edicts of mainland China.

Three major factors have contributed to America's decline, 1) the lust for absolute power, especially from liberals and 2) institutional corruption which affects all parties, politicians, judges and bureaucrats, at every level of government and 3) a cultural decline in morality and integrity. We may not be able to do much about the "lust for absolute power", or a "cultural decline in morality and integrity", but we certainly can do something about exposing "institutional corruption." It would only take a small fraction of the American population (say 10,000) to root out corruption on a grand scale. Is there such a plan? Yes, HERE. But are there 10,000 Americans who would devote some of their time to researching and investigating political corruption in order to pull America out of the death spiral it is on? We hope so.

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It was White Europeans that brought a totally unique kind of freedom to America, a freedom based on the irrevocable principle (an inviolate truth) that "man is endowed by his creator with certain unalienable rights, that among those rights are life, liberty, property and the pursuit of happiness." "Yes, White Men Built America. It's A Fact" But after centuries of decay, White men and women, blacks, Latinos, Asians and Native Americans are tearing her apart to the point that America has now become unrecognizable from its beginnings.

If we do nothing, we will not be able to preserve that one inviolate truth in the Declaration of Independence and we will descend into European style socialism or fascism and lose our American exceptionalism. Not only will Americans lose their individual sovereignty and freedom, but the rest of the world will be condemned to a living Hell on Earth. It doesn't get any planer than that.

Sadly, that is exactly what Americans are going to do. NOTHING! They will do nothing because Americans really don't care about individual sovereignty or unalienable rights any more. Some do, but nowhere near enough.

Read more powerful conservative articles like this one HERE.

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Ron Ewart, a nationally known author and speaker on freedom and property issues and author of his weekly column, "In Defense of Rural America", is the President of the National Association of Rural Landowners, (NARLO) a non-profit corporation headquartered in Washington State and dedicated to restoring, maintaining and defending property rights for urban and rural landowners. He can be reached by e-mail for comment at or by 'phone at 1 800 682-7848.

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