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The Worst Thing That Has Happened to Humanity

Darrell Castle talks about how fear of the pandemic is being used by various people around this world to dismantle democracy, obliterate constitutional rights, and usher in totalitarian governments.

[Photo of Anthony Fauci – attribution: Wikipedia.com]

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Hello this is Darrell Castle with today’s Castle Report. This is Friday the 10th day of December in the year 2021.  This report will discuss how fear of the pandemic is being used by various people around this world to dismantle democracy, obliterate constitutional rights, and usher in totalitarian governments and leaders.

Before I begin I make note that last Tuesday the 7th of December, was the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor that launched the United States into World War ll. That date is an appropriate start from which to begin a discussion of fear and what it is currently doing to the once free people of the world. The United States had a population of about 160 million at the start of the war and during the four years of conflict about 16 million served in uniform or about 10% of the population. They served because their nation had been attacked and because evil had to be eliminated from the world. Their victory gave the world, even defeated foes, a chance at democracy or the right of people to govern themselves.

Today, we find ourselves in another battle, the greatest battle of our lifetimes, possibly of all time, according to Robert F. Kennedy Jr. in his book, “The Real Anthony Fauci” which I again urge you to read. Mr. Kennedy describes how a coalition of forces—intelligence agencies, pharmaceutical companies, social media titans, medical bureaucracies, mainstream media, and the military, are using fear induced by a health crises to impose totalitarian control worldwide.

Anthony Fauci is the face of this coalition, its most prominent face, because he has been medical advisor to six presidents. Mr. Kennedy argues that the concept of regulatory capture has turned U.S. public health agencies into veritable pharmaceutical companies. For example, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) receives 45% of its annual budget from big Pharma. Big Pharma receives much of its profits from the U.S. taxpayers via vaccine payments, etc., which money is then used to fund governmental agencies responsible for regulating the industry.

Fauci in his role as head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) no longer looks out for public health but instead is in the business of pharmaceutical promotion. Just a few of the facts exposed in this book would be enough, but there are more than just a few. In 1984 when Fauci took over NIAID, 11.8% of Americans had a chronic disease, and now it is 54%. It was his job to research and discover why autism, allergies and many other diseases were increasing and eliminate the toxins causing it. Instead of acting as a true public health agency he used it to develop and sell pharmaceutical products.

He accomplished these things by creating a climate of fear in America and around the world that would make the world run to pharmaceuticals. These drugs were funded by U.S, taxpayers and some of the profits were then funneled back to the agencies that were charged with regulating them. So much money changed hands that it corrupted everyone it touched and the incentive to create more unfounded fear increased accordingly. Originally, it was the AIDS epidemic which was supposed to wipe out the human race. It was a disease which anyone other than IV drug users and male homosexuals had only an infinitesimally small risk of contracting, but it was used to create fear in the general population and thereby sell the drug cocktails developed to treat it.

AIDS was terrible and scary but something more frightening was needed to induce the population of the world to rush to the coalition’s only available preventive. A series of flus started to appear in the world usually originating in China. Swine Flu, Bird Flu, H1N1 Flu, Zika Virus, all fell upon humanity until vaccines were widely available to supposedly stop them. Everyone had to get a flu shot so people gradually became conditioned or used to the yearly vaccine routine.

The anthrax attacks after 9/11 helped with the fear factor as well since several prominent politicians supposedly received letters containing white powder presumed to be anthrax. Fear was ramped up in the population by leaps and bounds. Anthrax allowed Fauci to circumvent the treaty preventing research and development of bioweapons and that research was funded by the U.S, military as joint or dual use material. Dual use is research that could possibly be civilian, but the real purpose is military thus the military funding of biowarfare agents.

That is the program under which Fauci funded gain of function research at U.S. University labs and later in China. The CIA and the Pentagon through DARPA were all apparently working in tandem with Fauci to teach the Chinese how to weaponize bat virus. Dangerous pathogens were studied and made far more deadly to humans through all this research. Most people can see that this is all very sinister, and this man is not someone who should be running U.S. public health, but its even worse. According to Mr. Kennedy his sordid past goes back to the AIDS crisis and his diabolical experiments on children which killed at least 85 children at least. The experiments were barbaric and illegal, but he did it anyway. He gained control of foster homes in 7 states and then turned the pharmaceutical industry loose on these children.

The children were powerless with no legal representation and no guardian. They were tortured literally to death. Many of them did not even have HIV but were simply human guinea pigs. Those children who refused the drugs or were noncompliant were taken to Columbia hospital and had feeding tubes installed to administer the drugs. At least 85 died during the experiments. This atrocity wasn’t enough for him though, so he took the experiments to Africa where he killed many pregnant mothers.

This is all horrible isn’t it, perhaps too horrible to be true. No, it is all true and documented in Mr. Kennedy’s book, but if Dr. Fauci disputes any of the charges let him file a lawsuit against Mr. Kennedy and his publisher for defamation. I doubt that any such lawsuit will be forthcoming, so the public has a chance, finally, to understand what all the fear and all the hype, and all the destruction of the economies of the world is about, but they first must read or at least listen.

This is a planned and orchestrated use of pandemics to clamp totalitarian control on the world’s population. Throughout man’s time upon the earth, he has dreamed of being able to control the whole world. You know all the names of those who tried and failed, but the difference is that for the first time it is now possible. The involvement of the intelligence agencies such as CIA, even though it has nothing to do with health, is a giveaway.

“The intelligence agencies and health agencies have developed these extraordinary techniques for using fear to disable critical thinking. If you look at the whole rationale behind this pandemic, all of these rationales collapse, why are we mandating vaccines that don’t prevent transmission? What is the possible reason? That’s just one of many absurdities of what we’re doing today, but people who are subsumed in the orthodoxy, which is the product of orchestrated fear, misinformation, and propaganda, need to be woken up.”

I add my own words to say that the woke and the unwoke, the liberal and the conservative the Democrat and the Republican, all need to wake up and understand what is happening to them. It looks very bad for our future if people continue to blindly obey and submit to totalitarian control.

“I think this is historical jeopardy to humanity that we’ve never seen before. You know, the black plague and WWll are arguably rivals for it. But I would argue that this is the worst thing that has ever happened to humanity because the essential ambition of the totalitarian state is to control, not just conduct, but self-expression and thought. And for the first time in history, because of the technological revolution, the capacity for totalitarian forces to literally control every aspect of human expression and even human thought is now unprecedented.”

Keeping all that in mind the 80th anniversary of the start of WWll is an interesting coincidence. Those people fought to free the world from NAZI oppression, from Japanese Imperial militarism, and the other forms of evil that seeks to enslave mankind. They sacrificed their lives for their country certainly, but also for the chance to give the world the ability to shake off the yoke of totalitarianism. What have we done with that right, with their sacrifice? We should educate ourselves enough to at least be able to intelligently answer that question.

The nations which were freed by victory in WWll are almost all sinking into totalitarianism based on fear of the pandemic that I just talked about. Australia is sending people to a literal camp behind wire against their will. Austria has locked down the entire population of unvaccinated people and won’t allow them out of their homes. Germany is perhaps the most restrictive country in Europe, and we all know what has been happening here in the U.S. The U.S. response has been by way of unconstitutional mandates rather than by debate and vote of the peoples’ representatives. The work that the Nazis, Japanese, and Italians could not accomplish in four years of total war is being accomplished through the application of fear.

There is, however, a little bit of good news about all this coming from the nation of India. Quoting from the complaint: “Petitioner has sought prosecution of AstraZeneca’s (Covishield) manufacturer Bill Gates, his partner Adar Poonawalla and other Government officials and leaders involved in the murder of a 23-year-old man, who lost his life because of vaccination. The deceased took the Covishield vaccine by believing in the false narrative that the vaccine is completely safe and also owing to the compliance requirement set by the Railways that only double vaccinated people would be allowed to travel.”

I suppose that Mr. Gates should plan to stay away from India for a while because if convicted the sentence is death. Now, one final quote from Mr. Kennedy’s book. “Today we have this situation where the U.S. military and the CIA are conspiring with the Chinese CDC and military scientists, developing bioweapons together and conspiring to lie to the public…We have U.S. federal officials who are conspiring with Chinese military officials to hide truth from the American public.”

Finally, folks, is this the worst thing that has ever happened to humanity? You can decide for yourselves, but for me this entire program of fear stampeding us to destruction is run by a bunch of satanically inspired homicidal maniacs and is the spirit of antichrist.

At least that’s the way I see it,

Until next time folks,

This is Darrell Castle,

Thanks for listening.

Darrell Castle is a Memphis attorney, former USMC combat office and the 2016 Constitution Party nominee for President.

His blog, The Castle Report – Defending Western Civilization, can be found HERE.

 

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Why COVID Orders Are Not Law and the Many Ways They Could Be Stopped

When news of COVID lockdown orders began to be reported back in early 2020, my immediate concern was not over the virus but the lawfulness of the orders. Yes, the virus matters and should be researched by doctors so they can advise their patients as to the best methods of prevention and/or treatment. However, without the rule of law, we have no protection of our God-given rights, including the right to life. Therefore, rights and the rule of law are paramount, even above COVID.

I quickly observed that the lockdown and shutdown orders being issued violated God-given rights, were not constitutionally authorized, and therefore lacked the force of law. As the orders that were promised to be for only a few weeks dragged on into months, it became clear we’d been lied to and that action needed to be taken to restore the rule of law.

I had already been pondering the many ways such violations could and should be stopped and how the usurpation of power by governors could be put in check. However, neither elected officials, political leaders, political parties, nor the big-name organizations of the right seemed ready to step up to the plate and provide the bold and decisive action needed. Without such leadership, the rank and file were effectively sheep without a shepherd, able only to bleat out a modicum of disapproval at their rights being violated by executive orders.

Before discussing the actions that could and should have been taken to put an immediate stop to the violations, there needs to be an understanding of God-given rights and the rule of law that lie at the foundation of this matter.

God-Given Rights

God-given rights are those things which the Creator of man decrees by His word, or reveals through the design of His creation, to be right for the creature of His creation. Man cannot add to himself rights not conferred by his Creator, nor can any remove from man the rights conferred by his Creator – they are immutable.

According to the American Founders, as articulated in the Declaration of Independence, the purpose of civil government is to secure God-given rights, among which are:

  • LIFE: including the right to choose how to care for the health of that life.
  • LIBERTY: both to come and go, freely associate, and worship.
  • PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS: through ownership of property and stewardship of the fruits of one’s labor, which necessitates freedom to operate, or be employed in a business.

The Founders deemed these principles to be of such paramount importance as to state that whenever “any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it…”

Closing churches, shuttering businesses, locking down citizens, and banishing people from the workforce for declining to be injected with a foreign substance, all violate these sacred rights and violate the very purpose for which governments are instituted among men.

The one traditional, Biblically-based exception, is the quarantining, or social distancing, of individuals found to be infected with, and currently contagious with, a disease known to be generally deadly or debilitating, such as leprosy was in Bible times. However, with well over a 99 percent survival rate among the infected, COVID is far from inherently deadly, and “if” a person does get infected, they are generally only contagious for a couple of weeks, not two years.

Romans 13:10 tells us that, “Love does no harm to a neighbor.” While that would compel those who are currently contagious with COVID to stay home, it also compels the rest of us to do no harm to our neighbor’s liberty or livelihood during the other 50 weeks of the year that he is not a threat to our health. Long-term, society-wide, lockdown-shutdown-maskup-vaxup orders show the antithesis of love, do harm to our neighbor, and violate his God-given rights.

The Rule of Law

Government operates by law, law operates by authority, and authority operates by chain of command. God, as the Creator, is the source of all authority. The Creator has delegated a measure of His authority to man with which to exercise dominion here on earth. Man has in turn delegated a subset of that authority to civil government by the consent of those who will be governed.

Here in the United States, the precise amount of authority delegated by we the people to our government is spelled out in our state and federal constitutions, each of which enumerates the specific powers therein granted. Any powers not enumerated in the U.S. Constitution are reserved to the states and the people (Tenth Amendment). Any powers not enumerated in a state constitution are reserved to the people alone.

All legislative (lawmaking) power is vested in Congress at the federal level, or a legislature at the state level. Therefore:

  • Because the COVID lockdown-shutdown-maskup-vaxup orders have not been voted on and passed by the state or federal legislative assemblies, and;
  • Because neither the state (at least in my state) nor federal constitutions grant power to government to regulate or dictate personal healthcare, and;
  • Because these orders violate the God-given rights of healthy (not currently contagious) individuals, and;
  • Because the executive branches of state and federal government that issued the orders do not have lawmaking power;
  • Therefore, no such orders can be law, nor do they have the force of law.

“But what about emergency powers acts passed by Congress or state legislatures?” Well, what article, section, or subsection of the constitution grants to the legislative branch the power to grant to the executive branch powers not granted by we the people to either branch?

The idea of emergency powers is ludicrous. Such a concept would serve as a blank check for the government to grant to itself whatever powers it wants. It would render the very idea of a constitution utterly meaningless. That’s why the American founders made no such provision in the U.S. Constitution nor is there such in my state constitution.

Even if a state has laws providing for the quarantining of persons known to have certain infectious diseases, blanket application of lockdown-shutdown-maskup-vaxup orders to the entire population without verification of an individual’s infectious status violates the due process of law. It effectively skips the step in law where evidence of wrongdoing is required and proceeds instead directly to sentencing. It’s equivalent to a state suspending everyone’s driver’s license over the holidays because some might drink and drive. Even if it saves a few lives, it voids due process and violates everyone’s rights.

Seven Ways the Violations Could Be Stopped

Seeing that blanket application of lockdown-shutdown-maskup-vaxup orders violates God-given rights and the rule of law, let’s look at some of the ways they could, and/or should have been stopped.

1) GOVERNORS

No governor was forced to lock their state’s citizens in their homes, suspend religious services, shutter businesses, or make healthy people wear masks. And though President Trump once said he would have made states implement shutdowns had they not done so on their own, neither the President nor governors have the constitutional authority to make such policies law.

Of 27 Republican and 23 Democratic governors in 2020, only one chose to confine herself to the powers granted in her state’s constitution from day one – South Dakota’s Kristi Noem (see the last section of this article).

“But I thought the Republican governors were better than the Democrats.” Well, if by “better” you mean they violated their citizen’s rights less, or for a shorter period, then yes, some Republicans did that.

Regarding President Biden’s current unconstitutional vaccine mandate on employers, Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis appears to understand and be performing his duty to protect the citizens and employers of his state against unlawful federal overreach. Only time will tell how many of the governors currently echoing DeSantis’ sentiments possess the courage to follow through or how many are just making the noises conservative voters want to hear.

2) STATE ATTORNEY GENERALS

Any state attorney general who has read the Declaration of Independence, has a rudimentary understanding of God-given rights, and knows that only legislatures can make law, should have been at the governor’s office the day after any shutdown-lockdown-maskup orders were issued reminding the governor that he does not have such authority and that to avoid prosecution for violating the rights of the citizens, he must cease and desist.

3) STATE LEGISLATURES

Whenever a governor usurps to himself power not constitutionally granted by the people or uses power in a way that violates the God-given rights of the people, it becomes the duty of the state legislature to bring impeachment charges against the governor and remove him from office.

Republicans hold a majority in the legislatures of 30 states with a veto-proof supermajority in 16. If they’re really the defenders of law and liberty, then Republicans missed a great chance to prove it by impeaching 29 governors and removing 15 (accounting for South Dakota where the governor did not engage in usurpation).

The Biden vaccine mandate on employers provides an excellent opportunity for state legislatures to practice the principle of nullification, passing resolutions declaring the businesses of their state exempt from the unlawful edict and pledging the state’s protection to those businesses choosing not to comply. Though some Republican legislatures are making noises about passing bills to protect workers against forced vaccination, sadly, some appear to be planning to simply place a reverse mandate against employers, not taking a real stand for the rule of law but instead taking the coward’s way out and leaving employers stuck in the middle between opposing state and federal mandates.

By the way, the Trump moratorium on evictions was just as unconstitutional as Biden’s vaccine mandate, though I don’t recall these same Republican legislators opposing that, which tells me their current indignation is more about partisan politics than devotion to principle.

4) THE COUNTY SHERIFF

As the highest law enforcement officer in the land, it is the duty of the county sheriff to interpose between overreaching state or federal officials and the citizens of his county in defense of their rights. I would like to think this happened in at least a few of the 3,143 counties in the U.S., but I’ll rely on readers to let me know if it happened in their county.

5) THE COUNTY COMMISSION

When a governor takes to himself powers not delegated by the state’s constitution and begins to violate the rights of citizens, it becomes the duty of the county commission to adopt a resolution acknowledging that the governor’s orders are without the force of law and may not be enforced upon the citizens, businesses, or churches of their county. The resolution should further call upon the county sheriff to repel any state officers seeking to enforce such orders or impose any resulting fines.

6) PRESIDENT

It is the duty of the President of the United States to use the bully pulpit of his office to articulate, and when necessary, reassert the God-given rights of the people and the duties of state and local authorities in preserving those rights.

The U.S. Constitution, Article IV, Section 4, guarantees “to every state in this union a republican form of government,” which is to say, government by the rule of law as opposed to government by edict of an executive. The lockdown-shutdown-maskup orders issued by governors in 2020, and continuing in 2021, give cause for the President and Congress to remind states of this provision and call misbehaving governors to account.

However, neither Presidents Trump nor Biden have so used their bully pulpit but instead chose to hand it over to an unelected bureaucrat named Anthony Fauci.

7) WE THE PEOPLE

The last line of defense against tyranny is always “we the people,” both through the courts, and when necessary, through acts of civil disobedience that obey the rule of law rather than the edicts of tyrants. In the case at hand, this would consist primarily of individuals, churches, and businesses declining to obey the unlawful lockdown-shutdown-maskup-vaxup orders. And yes, this would necessitate a legal defense against the ensuing fines that would be levied, and that would require we the people putting our money where our mouth is in the form of donating to such undertakings.

There are a few smaller organizations that have taken on some court cases around the country, but where are the big organizations and the big money of the right? Where are the multi-million dollar entities that are hallowed in the halls of CPAC every year? Where are the political heroes of the right who the faithful pay hundreds of dollars per plate to attend dinners with and fawn over their words?

In 2020, $6.6 billion was spent on presidential campaigns. A fraction of that diverted to court cases could have overwhelmed the system and brought unlawful COVID orders to a grinding halt under the weight of more legal battles than governors could fight. Such a response by we the people could have set legal precedents that would have done more to preserve liberty than electing any president has done in our lifetimes.

Yes, we can also write to our representatives, begging and pleading that they defend our rights. We can even hold rallies and march through the streets of our cities calling for medical freedom, as I recently did with a group of several thousand here in Spokane.

We’ve Elected the Wrong People at Every Level

However, at the end of the day, one thing remains – we are and will be, governed by this, or some other form of government that will either venerate or violate our God-given rights. Therefore, the effectiveness of any activism by “we the people” ultimately depends on our having first elected, to at least some levels of government, individuals who understand our God-given rights and possess the courage to defend them when our pleas reach their ears. But the fact that we find ourselves relegated to action item number seven in the list above, stands as evidence that we’ve elected the wrong people to every level of government that could have been used to interpose on our behalf.

Yes, there is a handful in Congress, and in most state legislatures around the country, who still contend for God-given rights and the rule of law, about five percent by my last estimate, though a friend and former state rep in Montana thinks that’s a bit optimistic.

And how did we get to the place of electing all the wrong people? We did it by the conservative movement spending decades pursuing political power at the expense of whatever principles Republican leaders told the faithful they had to compromise away to beat the Democrats.

A Precedent Is Being Set

Failure to actively resist a violation quickly becomes acquiescence and acquiescence is eventually counted as consent.

After over a year and a half of suffering unlawful violations without clear and decisive action in defense of our rights, we now stand at the point where further acquiescence could rightly be interrupted as consenting to the forfeiture of the very concept of there being such a thing as inherent and immutable rights. We have begun to set the precedent of government being no longer by the constitutional rule of law, but by whoever has the most guns, bureaucrats, judges, and political will to subjugate the masses.

For rights and the rule of law to be restored to America will require repentance from the cowardice, compromise, and inordinate party loyalty that brought us to forfeit our heritage of freedom in the first place. Only a spiritual awakening and reviving by the Spirit of God can restore the moral character and courage that will be needed. Hopefully, such a restoration can be realized without bloodshed, but that may be for a future generation to discover.

 

© Robert W. Peck

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The Unknown TEETH of the Constitution

Our Liberty Teeth – Part Two

“A toothless lion may have a slow and painful death, unless mercifully eaten beforehand”

– A Republic, If WE Can Keep It!, 17 September 2012

 

CONSITUTION DAY 2021!

 

Is America a toothless lion?  Are we about to be eaten alive?

Well, it would certainly seem that way. But why?  America has been a beacon of Liberty throughout the world. On the whole, it has produced a prosperous life for generations of its inhabitants, a people who have also welcomed those who were willing to enjoy in the freedom afforded by the principles of Liberty and live by its laws.  Those principles are enshrined in two simple and inspired documents, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution for the united States of America.

For much of 250 years, even in the midst of turmoil, America has managed to feed itself and the world, to produce more than it consumes and to be protected internally from the storms of international intrigue.  In the course of two generations, however, we’ve seen the Republic transition from the most prosperous of times to the most perilous of times since Lexington and Concord.

The grievances expressed in the Declaration were not new…

“In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.”

The colonists had done everything in their power to appeal to the sensitivities of their fellow countrymen.  Finally, finding no other alternative, for those countrymen were now warring upon them, Patrick Henry declared…

“It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace– but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”
– Patrick Henry, 1775

The following year, independence was declared and the new nation shed the monikers of “colonies” and “colonists” for the title of Free Men of “Free and Independent” States.

Nevertheless, that new nation was still vulnerable as the Articles of Confederation did not have the power to maintain it for the long term.  Within a decade of Revolutionary War victory, young America was facing a stagnant economy, with public debt at record levels and inflation out of control. Foreign powers were watching like vultures, hoping to carve up the lands of the struggling nation.  What then, was the miracle, that helped America survive that period? It was the Constitution.  Within four years of adopting the Constitution, George Washington wrote to David Humphreys, and said…

“Tranquility reigns among the people, with that disposition towards the general government, which is likely to preserve it…. Our public credit stands on that high ground which three years ago it would have been considered a species of madness to have foreseen.”
– George Washington, letter to David Humphreys, 20 July 1791

Where in this scenario do we find ourselves today?  It may be that we don’t realize that there is, and has been for some time, a War on Liberty.  In a brilliantly sinister way, our Republic and its people have been conditioned for destruction, just as the frog in the pot of warming water endures its last moments of life, with the waxing and waning of one emergency after another, we have been both alarmed and then relaxed and alarmed and then relaxed, until an alarm is no longer seen for what it really is.  Then comes the boiling.  But as Patrick Henry emphatically queries, “The war is actually begun! … Why stand we here idle?”

Well. why do we?  It’s really not because we wouldn’t be willing, or that we are unable.  Who among us would allow our homes or families to be openly intruded upon or attacked?  We know we have the right of self-defense and many of us certainly have the capacity and willingness, even if with fear and trembling, to use it.

There is good news in this scenario, and there is bad news.  The good news is that the Constitution has teeth.  The People have power in our Republic, but in the absence of understanding, the knowledge of this power has been hidden.  The good news is that there are still more of us who love Liberty than those who want to subjugate the people.  And the really good news is that there is a palpable fear among those who are exercising unrighteous dominion by the force of government, a real fear that you… and I, will get it.  That we will unite and refuse to accept that a free people can or must be divided AND, that we might reject our national sins and comprehend this counsel from Benjamin Franklin…

“In the beginning of the Contest with Great Britain, when we were sensible of danger we had daily prayer in this room for the Divine protection – Our prayers, Sir, were heard, and they were graciously answered.  All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of a superintending providence in our favor.

‘To that kind providence we owe this happy opportunity of consulting in peace on means of establishing our future national felicity.  And have we now forgotten that powerful Friend?  Or do we imagine we no longer need His assistance?

‘I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth: that God governs in the affairs of man.  And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid?  We have been assured sir, in the Sacred Writings that ‘except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it (Ps. 127:1).”
– 
Benjamin Franklin, remarks to Constitutional Convention – 1787

How can we suppose that a ragtag, rarely paid, untrained army of tradesman and laborers and ministers and farmers defeated the most powerful military force on the planet at the time of the war for Independence?  The providence of God attended the birth of this nation and only with His providence will it survive.  Maybe, just maybe… can we shed our personal and national pride and sins, and plead for deliverance.  And while we’re at it, maybe we can show that we mean it.  Get to know those around us; love your neighbor, visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, liberate the captive, feed the hungry, etc.?

“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.”
– Psalm 51:17

What is he bad news?  We already have experience with this, history hath taught us from the loss of liberty in other lands, and even here, that tyrants look for a provocation, in one place or another and from time to time, an opportunity to alarm the people and offer them solutions for safety.  Don’t buy it.  Don’t fall for it.  Learn of and exercise the power we already have, that has been hidden from us for generations.

What is the bad news?  It’s that we have a very narrow window of opportunity to act before the command-and-control virus infecting our Republic and other governments around the world overcome the host.

In a previous post, Our Liberty Teeth – Part One, the importance of the States as the ultimate arbiters of the Constitution was emphasized.  In our Independence Day message, O Thus Be It Ever, When Free Men Shall Stand, we asked what’s to be done with oath bound public servants who violate that oath, or the solemn agreement they make to commit to the Constitution.  In a conversation that I had with a Marine veteran yesterday, I asked, “Do military service members take an oath to obey the President, or the Constitution?”  “The Constitution!” was her emphatic response.  And then she continued with her own added emphasis, “…against all enemies foreign and domestic!”

 

Well, here it is!  This document from our friends at Reclaiming the Republic has background and detail on the solution that is worth the time it will take to read:

The Unknown Teeth of the Constitution

For our next post in this series, Our Liberty Teeth – Part Three, the action plan will be shared.  Will you help?  Let us know!

Take a moment, now, to watch and share this brief introduction to the power that we have in our States.  The states are stakeholders in a contract, the compact that created the Constitution. They are the final arbiters of that compact and when the rights of their respective Citizens are being violated by the general government, it is the duty of the states to interpose. The legal basis for its enforcement was clearly defined during the Ratification Debates, but they have been largely unknown. Here is a link to a video for an overview of what this means:

 

Paul Venable is the author of this article and is currently chairman of The Constitution Party of Missouri.  He was most recently a candidate for Missouri Secretary of State during the 2020 General Election.  He can be reached by email here:
paulvenable [at] constitutionpartymo [dot] org

 

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The New World Order Closing in on the United States

The events occurring in the past few weeks in Afghanistan have caught not only Americans off guard but the free world in general. News coverage of Afghanistan has overshadowed any other news. Americans’ faith in their government has been shaken along with the confidence of many of our allies across the globe.

In considering actions taken by the current administration since the January 20th inauguration, nothing should come as a surprise to those who have followed current events carefully.

The leaders of the elite Deep State must be very pleased with what has been unfolding. Their ultimate goal of creating a new world order (now being referred to as the “Great Reset”) is progressing at an accelerated pace. To achieve its ultimate goal, the United States must lose its status as the leader of the free world. A critical step in accomplishing their goals is the impoverishment of the American middle class, thereby making Americans dependent upon the government. A closer look at the events of the past months reveals a disturbing pattern.

The Covid-19 pandemic was a significant step forward by the Deep State to begin not only controlling the lives of Americans but also intruding on their freedom of choice. First, the mandating of masks, then the forced closure of businesses resulting in the permanent closing of many companies, and restricting large gatherings, public and private, leading to the use of vaccine passports in many states. Show me your papers!

Then, Americans faced an even greater assault on our liberties as an emergency use experimental vaccine was made available. Months later, Americans now find they must vaccinate or lose their jobs. Previously proclaiming the federal government would not mandate vaccinations, Biden just issued an order that private businesses with over 100 employees must be fully vaccinated or face fines. In effect, this has given the government power over the health of individual Americans and control of private businesses.

Another order issued from the Biden administration was the opening of our southern border, allowing thousands upon thousands of illegal immigrants to enter the country. Not only did his actions overwhelm those responsible for securing our borders, but it also brought tens of thousands into the nation who carried the Covid-19 virus, thereby causing a second massive outbreak of the virus throughout the country.

The recent debauched withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan is the latest signal that the establishment elite are advancing their “New World Order” agenda. The disastrous decision to withdraw our troops leaving supportive Afghans and our own Americans behind in the hands of the Taliban is unforgivable and un-American. Not only did we abandon billions of dollars of military equipment in the hands of the Taliban, but our government gave the names of Americans and Afghans who were seeking to leave the country to the Taliban. This despicable betrayal by our government justifiably angers Americans.

An unconfirmed report from some in the military at the Kabul airport stated that a drone had targeted the suicide bomber who killed the 13 Americans and over 100 Afghans, but the attack was called off by higher-ups in the military. One can not help but wonder if the actions taken by our president and his top military leaders were simply nothing short of intentional to make the American military look inept.

Stories coming out of Afghanistan seem to lend credence to that thinking. One striking example comes to mind. Green Beret Scott Mann and a small group of spec ops team escorted over 630 Afghan Special Forces troops and their families to the Kabul airport in the middle of the night so they could board an airplane to escape from the Taliban. US military members deployed at the Kabul airport used the code name “Pineapple Express” and worked unofficially in tandem with the secret vets’ group to smuggle our Afghan allies to the airport.

The soldiers at the airport were under orders to not provide assistance to those outside of the airport perimeter but did so anyway. Those men were courageous and risked their own lives to protect and save our Afghan allies. They were appalled that our government leaders withdrew from the nation in the manner in which they did.

The actions taken above make one wonder if Taiwan is the next victim to fall under Marxist rule, as we have witnessed happen in Hong Kong. Taiwan’s confidence in our government has been shaken from the events in Afghanistan.

All of the above actions are in sync with the ultimate goal of the elite establishment to create a new one-world government or “New World Order” as is commonly used in the media. Biden appears to be a valuable tool in accomplishing their goal. They must be extremely pleased with the strides they have made in the past eight months.

Refer to our August newsletter to refresh yourselves on the eight steps that Saul Alinsky claims are necessary to bring about a socialist or Marxist state.

The US news media and social media, i.e. Facebook and Twitter, have played a significant role in allowing all of this to happen. Anything they disagree with is called misinformation vs. what they promote is factual even though it may be fictitious. Had they been honest about Biden’s incapacity to govern and his actual stand on the issues, it is most unlikely that he would have been elected. Current polls show that 20% of those who voted for him now regret having done so.

The world press has been so vocal in their criticism of Biden that the US media has had little choice but to be somewhat critical of him and his administration to retain some degree of credibility with their readers. However, as soon as possible, we will see the tone of their reporting change back to supporting the New World Order agenda.

As stated in our August newsletter, to counter this movement our members must become involved in public affairs, i.e. becoming involved in local community affairs, running for school board positions, and running for local town and city council offices. Serving your community with integrity is an effective way to gain credibility and assure your voice is heard. Millions of parents are concerned and are looking for leadership. School board members are being recalled. This has become a hot issue in a growing number of states and provides an excellent opportunity for our voices to be heard. Let’s take advantage of this open door!

Your Continued Financial Support is Appreciated

First-time donations continue to be received at the party headquarters. Your financial support is critical to future growth and deeply appreciated. Interest in the party is at an all-time high and your donations will enable us to expand our marketing efforts and move forward with ballot access for the 2022 election cycle.

Please consider committing to a monthly donation through the Howard Phillips Legacy Society. More details on the Society and its benefits can be found here.

Once again, our sincere thanks to those first-time donors and our monthly supporters. Your generosity allows us to stay in the fight. We can all agree; we must press forward with a message of truth and hope.

 

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A Sobering Message from the Constitution Party

One of our party leaders received the following article from a Russian acquaintance who succeeded in leaving Ukraine with his family and immigrated to the United States. He has since become an American Citizen and has become increasingly alarmed at what he sees transpiring in our nation. His comment to our party member was:

“You Americans have no idea what is happening to your country.”

Below is what was forwarded to our party member. What he shared is thought-provoking and alarming! The author of the article is Garret Geer, but the source of the article was not shared with our party member. Geer shared with his readers eight rules promoted by Saul Alinsky in his book entitled Rules for Radicals. Below is a portion of the article:

How to create a social state by Saul Alinsky:

There are eight levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a social state. The first is the most important.

  1. Healthcare – Control healthcare and you control the people.
  2. Poverty – Increase the Poverty level as high as possible: poor people are easier to control and will not fight back if you are providing everything for them to live.
  3. Debt – Increase the debt to an unsustainable level. That way you are able to increase taxes, and this will produce more poverty.
  4. Gun Control – Remove the ability to defend themselves from the government. That way you are able to create a police state.
  5. Welfare – Take control of every aspect of their lives (Food, Housing, and Income).
  6. Education – Take control of what people read and listen to – take control of what children learn in school.
  7. Religion – Remove the belief in the God from the government and schools.
  8. Class Warfare – Divide the people into the wealthy and the poor. This will cause more discontent, and it will be easier to take (tax) the wealthy with the support of the poor.

Does any of this sound like what is happening to the United States?

Alinsky merely simplified Vladimir Lenin’s original scheme for world conquest by communism under Russian rule. Stalin described his converts as “Useful Idiots.”

The useful idiots have destroyed every nation in which they have seized power and control. It is presently happening at an alarming rate in the United States.

“It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.”

For those who are members of the Constitution Party, the above warning is nothing new. But what is alarming is the breathtaking speed at which we see the above events unfolding in our nation. The message is clear: those of us who are aware of the unfolding plan must act with urgency to alert our fellow Americans. We cannot remain silent when our way of life and the rule of law is threatened by those who have no love for our country.

A Case in Point: Critical Race Theory

Being pushed by the media and our government is the concept of Critical Race Theory. It is being promoted to our youngest students and on college campuses, in large corporations, and now even in the military. The goal of the program is to pit one race against another with white people being the oppressors.

The truth that we are all Americans and all need to be treated equally before the law is being totally ignored. Students are being encouraged to report any thoughts or comments made by their parents contrary to CRT to their school leaders. The young Russian man who shared his concerns to our party member explained that he and his fellow conservative-minded students never express their political thoughts in class. They know that not only will they be ridiculed by their professors and fellow students for such opinions, but their grades and ability to graduate and continue with post-graduate studies may also be negatively affected. That is a real tragedy!

To counter this movement our members must become involved in public affairs: i.e. becoming involved in local community affairs, running for school board positions, and running for local town and city council offices. Serving your community with integrity is an effective way to gain credibility and assure your voice is heard. Millions of parents are concerned and are looking for leadership. School board members are being recalled. This has become a hot issue in a growing number of states and provides an excellent opportunity for our voices to be heard. Let’s take advantage of this open door!

Your Continued Financial Support is Appreciated

As a result of our last newsletter, a number of first-time donations were received at the party headquarters. Your financial support is critical to future growth and deeply appreciated. Interest in the party is at an all-time high and your donations will enable us to expand our marketing efforts and move forward with ballot access for the 2022 election cycle.

Please consider committing to a monthly donation through the Howard Phillips Legacy Society. More details on the Society and its benefits can be found here.

Once again, our sincere thanks to those first-time donors and our monthly supporters. Without your generosity, we could not stay in the fight. We can all agree, we must press forward with a message of truth and hope.

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See You in Fayetteville!

Fall 2021 Constitution Party National Committee Meeting  Fayetteville, North Carolina

SAVE THE DATE!  SAVE OUR COUNTRY!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS
October 2223, 2021

Registration Information:

Venue Information: 

This is a freedom-loving, “Mask Free/Vax Free” facility!

Lodging:

  • SUGGESTED LODGING:
    Please note the Party will not be reserving a block of rooms for this meeting, but here are a couple of suggestions you might check out.  They are near the Fayetteville Regional Airport and the venue at River House Church.  It’s also recommended to check for hotel protocols before making reservations.
    3111 N. Main Street
    Hope Mills, NC  28348
    (910) 429-9990
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    1965 Cedar Creek Rd.
    Fayetteville, NC  28312
    (910) 323-8282
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    And……..there’s always “Airbnb”.  Team up with a fellow patriot, and share a whole house!

 

Transportation:

  • TRANSPORTATION UPDATE:
    If you require transportation, Kevin Hayes will coordinate your travel arrangements from the airport to the  hotel and  from the hotel to the venue.  Keep Kevin’s number in your phone book. 
    It is:  (919) 394-4446

 

Meal Information Included in Registration Fee:

(Vegan & Gluten-Free Available)

  • Friday lunch provided by CPNC
  • Friday evening banquet will be catered
  • Saturday lunch provided by CPNC
  • While you’re on your own for breakfast, CPNC will provide coffee & breakfast pastries at the venue
  • SURPRISE Saturday luncheon – the N. Carolina Party members will be roasting a whole pig for a real southern style tradition of “Pig Pickin’”!  You won’t wanna miss this!

 

COMMITTED GUEST SPEAKERS

  • J. Antoine Miner… the cooking bishop, is a candidate for Mayor of Fayetteville and a dynamic speaker.  He will speak on, “What if it was all Part of the Plan?  The 5 Cs – Create a Conflict, Chaos, Confusion and Control”.

To learn more about this amazing man, father, veteran, cook, church leader, podcast host and why when he speaks, the nation listens, please visit his website at:  www.iamjantoineminer.com

 

 

 

  • David W. Goetze
    Major (Ret), US Army Military Police Corps

    International Business Development Consultant

    Major Dave is a graduate of the US Army Command & General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, KS and received the US Army Meritorious Service Medal among other awards during his 20 years in uniform. He is a former Assistant Professor at NC A&T State University in Greensboro where he taught courses in Organizational Effectiveness, Military History and Leadership, and also served as a periodic Guest Instructor in Mobilization Management at the National Guard’s Professional Education Center in N. Little Rock, AR and in Human Resource Management at the Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, KS.

    He has dedicated his life over the past 5 years to investigating election fraud in NC and is one of the few private individuals ever invited to address legislative committees on this issue.

    He will be a featured guest speaker on “Election Integrity”.

     

  • Brett PikeBrett Pike will challenge individuals on how to prepare for our coming loss of freedom in his presentation,  “Building to Freedom”Brett holds a Masters of Education, is President of Classical Learner Homeschooling Company, and Author of the Cubs to Bears Children’s book series.To learn more about him, visit:Website: www.ClassicalLearner.com
    Instagram: ClassicalLearnerToday
    Tik Tok: ClassicalLearner
    Cubs to Bears Books: https://direct.me/me

 

 

  • Mindy and Tara are 2 North Carolina moms, medical freedom fighters and vaccine educators. They battle against medical tyranny and fight to regain our constitutional rights from the perspective of a biblical worldview. They will talk about “Health Freedom”.Visit their website at:  http://www.2citizenmoms.com/

Infrastructure, Boondoggles, and Greasy Palms

Darrell Castle talks about the 2,700 page new Bipartisan spending bill that is known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

 

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Hello this is Darrell Castle with today’s Castle Report. This is Friday the 6th day of August in this the year of our Lord 2021, and on this Report, I will be talking about the new Bipartisan spending bill that is to be finally voted on this week or next week. The 2700-page bill known as The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is not an investment and whether it creates any new jobs remains to be seen.

Fortunately for the Castle Family we do have jobs despite the federal government’s policies this week and it is indeed a beautiful summer week in Memphis. The July heat has moderated leaving mid 80’s temperatures. The family daughter remains safe in the glorious and golden state of California.

I am going to introduce this Report with a quote from Dr. Ron Paul which is a very good representation of my own views and the premise of this Report. “For Libertarians—and even many non-Libertarians—it’s not shocking to discover that a US Administration lies and deceives the electorate. For government on all levels, lying to the American people is as American as apple pie. Sometimes the liars are held to account for their deception, but most often they are not.”

I can’t personally think of many lies where the government liars have been held to account so let’s take our subject for today as an example. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is a lie by its very name because the planned spending is not an investment and words can not change that. If we assume that the infrastructure of America, the roads, bridges, tunnels, waterways, water systems, airports, need emergency work then we should certainly make those repairs when the money is available. These expenditures, normally made in good economic times are expenses, perhaps necessary, but not investments.

No matter what slight of hand the government uses this 1.2 trillion is borrowed money. When you own a business, and you use credit there are two kinds, productive and non-productive. The business owner borrows 100k and buys a new Mercedes, that is nonproductive debt. The business owner borrows 100k and buys new equipment that will greatly expand and speed up his capacity that is productive or investment capital. Should he need to repair an existing machine so he can regain former capacity he has an expense.

The roads, railways water works and airports the federal government will borrow to repair are already there therefore the credit is for expenses. The argument may be simple semantics, but it illustrates the point Dr. Paul made earlier. The $1.2 trillion in this bill is an amount that senate Democrats and Republicans agreed to as a compromise measure. The Democrats in the house want $3.5 trillion to spend and they may still get it soon but for now it’s $1.2 trillion.

The $3.5 trillion house bill was to be for “human infrastructure” which of course is another government lie. The term just means that congress would not pass a bill with so much money if the real purpose were admitted. The real purpose was to fund every Democrat social program and Green New Deal program that the Democrat minds could dream up as well as rob the rest to reward their supporters. The bipartisan bill now scheduled for final vote in the senate was a compromise in which they agreed to at least call the spending infrastructure so people would not be so alarmed. Whether the bipartisan bill passes or not the human infrastructure bill is still on the table pending ultimate passage.

Some people have referred to this principle as turning water into wine. In other words, 1 dollar of expenditure is predicted to gain 2 dollars of revenue, but it just doesn’t turn out that way. In fact, the dollar of borrowed money must be paid back or at least the interest paid forever. The other factor is that we are now repairing structures that cost pennies to build compared to what the repairs will cost. A lane of highway might have cost $10,000 per mile to build but now it will cost billions to repair. That fact is true across the board for everything the government does. Money has lost its meaning for those who don’t work for it because it is simply added to the debt.

The bill provides $110 billion for roads and bridges, $39 billion for public transit, $66 billion for rail, $55 billion for water and wastewater infrastructure, and billions for airports, billions for port facilities, billions for broadband internet and billions for 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations. The charging station expense will have to race to be spent before increasingly powerful batteries make them obsolete.

The idea to pay for all this with new taxes has apparently been rejected. The two parties could not agree on which voters were to get the shaft, so they just shafted all workers and savers. $205 billion of the money is to be redirected COVID relief money. Some states decided to stop paying people not to work and gave back part of their borrowed money.

There is one very interesting proposal in the bill that is worth mentioning along with the charging stations. The more you drive the more you pay is introduced on a trial basis at first. The trial is just to numb us for what is coming. Electric vehicles are apparently the future and that would decrease gasoline tax revenue thus you pay per mile. The secretary of the treasury would recruit volunteers from all 50 states to monitor and then report on what amounts to the loss of what remains of privacy. Your car becomes the government’s spy.

A lot of the money is to be spent on green energy projects like solar. Virtually all solar panels are made in China in coal fired plants. Each panel probably causes environmental damage but it’s the thought that counts, I guess. The logic is not there for me but apparently it exists somewhere.

The term corporate welfare comes to mind when this bill is considered. Most if not all the work will be done by existing corporations in favor with the government. Perhaps a gift can be made to the unions which will make everything cost more or there will be less of it. In any event there will be a lot of people squeezing into the cracks of each dollar and expecting their palms to be greased along the way. This or that senator or representative must be satisfied or his or her vote on desired legislation must be secured so a few billion must go into that district.

For example, $1 billion of the money is scheduled for a commission run by the wife of Democratic West Virginia, senator Joe Manchin. Senator Manchin has been a thorn in the side of the Biden Administration on budget items so one can’t help but wonder.

In conclusion: How will this boondoggle be paid for? Payment comes in two forms debt and inflation which is a stealth tax that helps pay the interest on the debt. Inflation cuts wages and lowers the living standards of working Americans. It also destroys savers who attempt to plan for the future casting all onto government dependency. It is a tax, but people never seem to catch on because the ruling party doles out the money to “the people” who are then expected to vote them into office for another four years. Then they will be continually robbed by the ruling party whichever one it is.

Finally, folks, how should necessary infrastructure repairs be paid for. With money saved and money earned as affordable. Perhaps with fewer wars like the war on poverty, war on drugs, war in Iraq, war in Afghanistan and now the war on COVID. These enemies are always fought as wars that never end and cost trillions. That’s a lot of infrastructure folks.

At least that’s the way I see it.

Until next time folks,

This is Darrell Castle,

Thanks for listening.

 

Darrell Castle is a Memphis attorney, former USMC combat office and the 2016 Constitution Party nominee for President.

His blog, The Castle Report – Defending Western Civilization, can be found HERE.