We Must Declare Independence

By Ron Paul

As Independence Day comes around again we should spend a few moments between barbecue and fireworks to think about the meaning of independence. The colonists who rebelled against the British Crown were, among other things, unhappy about taxation. Yet, as economist Gary North points out, the total burden of British imperial taxation was about one-to-two percent of national income.

Some 241 years later, Washington claims more of our money as its own than King George could have ever imagined. What do we get in this bargain? We get a federal government larger and more oppressive than before 1776, a government that increasingly views us as the enemy.

Think about NSA surveillance. As we have learned from brave whistleblowers like William Binney and Edward Snowden, the US intelligence community is not protecting us from foreigners who seek to destroy our way of life. The US intelligence community is itself destroying our way of life. Literally every one of our electronic communications is captured and stored in vast computer networks. Perhaps they will be used against “dissidents” in the future who question government tyranny.

We have no privacy in our computers or our phones. If the government wants to see what we are doing at any time, it simply switches on our phone camera or computer camera – or our “smart” television. Yet today we continue to hear, “I’ve got nothing to hide.”

In a recent interview on our Liberty Report, Edward Snowden made the excellent point that, “saying that you don’t care about privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don’t care about freedom of speech because you have nothing to say.”

Think about the TSA. The freedom to travel is fundamental, and our Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable searches and seizures is the law of the land. But if you dare to exercise that right by purchasing an air ticket, you are treated like a Guantanamo Bay detainee. Don’t dare question as the TSA agents commit acts that would be crimes were they done by anyone else. Yet so many Americans still believe this is what it takes to be “safe.”



Think about the military industrial complex. The US government spends more on its military empire than much of the rest of the world combined. Our so-called mortal enemy Russia spends ten cents to every dollar we spend on weapons of war. Yet we are told we must spend more! Imagine the amazing peaceful scientific discoveries that might be made were so many researchers and scientists not on the government payroll designing new ways to end life on earth.

Think about the Fed. Since the creation of the Federal Reserve in 1913 the US dollar has lost some 98 percent of its value. Is the destruction of our currency not a cruel form of tyranny, hitting hardest those who can least afford it?

I think it’s time for us to declare our independence from an oppressive government that seeks to control our money and our lives in ways unimaginable to those who rebelled against the British Crown in 1776. Our revolution is peaceful, and it concentrates on winning hearts and minds one at a time. But it marches on. We must reclaim the spirit of independence every day and every night and intensify the struggle against those who seek to impose tyranny upon us.

Former Congressman and Presidential candidate Dr. Ron Paul writes for his site RonPaulInstitute.org where this article first appeared. READ his books The Revolution, End The Fed, Liberty Defined, and Swords Into Plowshares.


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15 Comments on "We Must Declare Independence"

  1. NobodysaysBOO | July 3, 2017 at 10:31 am | Reply

    SORRY DOCTOR but this will not happen the USA DIED on 911.

    • Maybe it was when they murdered JFK. Or maybe it was in 1913 when we lost everything. Maybe it never was ours to begin with:

      From David Icke’s research:

      “In 1606 King James set up The Virginia Company to begin settlements in Virginia. Its early members were aristocrats. Eventually it was disolved and formed into a royal colony.

      This means all rights applied to the Virginia Company owners, to the gold, silver, minerals and duties, mined and paid in America, still apply to the British families who own the United States of America and the lands of the united states of America. (spelling intentional)

      After the original 13 colony’s ‘independence,’ an ‘independent’ country was formed. The Virginia Company simply changed its name to the United States of America.

      There are two USAs… a USA and a usA. The united states of America with a lower case ‘u’ and ‘s’ are the lands of the various states. The United States of America, capital ‘U’ and ‘S’, is the acreage on which is built the federal capital, Washington DC and the District of Columbia. The USA is not a country, it’s a corporation owned by the same bloodlines who owned the Virginia Company, because IT IS the Virginia Company!

      Long live the Queen 🙁

      • I think a good case could be made that it was when JFK was murdered, or at least I think that is when it was too late to stop all of this.

      • When you eat a turkey dinner, do you like one part more than another? Well, that is the way to take most anyone these days. He’s not giving opinion he is giving facts, easy for me to assimilate.

        He’s overweight with bad teeth, so either he doesn’t have “that” much money or he doesn’t know how to spend it IMO.

        I have no idea why they haven’t silenced him with a heart attack gun or plane crash. I would just be guessing.

  2. Robert Hesselden | July 3, 2017 at 11:10 am | Reply

    4th July, Independence Day
    Or is it??
    America HAS NEVER BEEN FREE FROM BRITAIN !!!!!!!!!!

    Part of your tax paid to the IRS, actually goes to Britain and the Queen, they must be laughing at Americans all the way to the Bank of England, especially at American Tourists just LOVE anything English and Royal !!
    Britain has NEVER LEFT AMERICA, it did a Tactical Withdrawal, which is a different word entirely from Retreat !!
    Anglo Saxons don’t retreat, they do a tactical withdrawal, reconsider their position and come back from a different direction even more powerful, people are fed the illusion of Freedom, America was simply an experiment, and it worked, that’s why British companies have more American companies under their control than vice a versa,
    Russia stands alone in this regard and is truly Free, Dig deep to find out Why???? China suffered 4 million deaths at the hands of the British Empire and its armies of the Queen, ( the Establishment), Who supported Stalin, where did Hitler get his support from?
    Ask the questions!!!!!!
    Britain and its Establishment is truly wicked , demonically led and full of Pedophiles who sacrifice children regularly to Lucifer, to maintain their power over the people who think they are free !!!!!!!!!
    Robert

  3. Grace by Faith | July 3, 2017 at 1:05 pm | Reply

    The author of this article is a barefaced liar and an agent sympatico/provacateur. He’s a freemasonic dissembler, pretending to be on the side of freedom and truth on one side of his two-faces, and on the other feeds us lie after lie just like those opposing us do about the real state of this corporation masquerading as our nation. 1) There is no federal government, it was incorporated after the Civil War (that means it’s a dead entity, a creature of the mind only, with artificial authority, not real, illusory, a bleeding fantasy or in the best word a FRAUD), and it was dissolved for the last time in 1933. We’ve been handed over to the UN which adheres to NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Corporation masquerading as an NGO, which they revere above all others. We are property, slaves, owned by the globalists now, and this author is complicit by continuing his lies to us about, well, everything.

    This author is well aware of the truth, but he’s pretending to be one of us which is the method to their absolute corruption and madness by creating then controlling the opposition (cheating). Ya know, I was going to list a bunch of problems with this article after number 1, but it’s to no use – everyone commenting here knows the truth, yet Activist Post just ignores it and keeps posting precisely what those who have declared us their property, slaves and enemies approve and promote as the truth when there’s absolutely zero truth there.

    It’s time to clean house, AP, or suffer being called frauds along with those whose articles, like this one, you continually post. I expect to be banned from this site now, just as I was banned on RT the very first time I posted a comment there, and countless other “truth” forums that do nothing but propagate confusion, lies, and misinformation and then have the gall to call them “the truth”, fighting the powers that cheated to be, and if that doesn’t prove what they really are, nothing will.

    • “….1) There is no federal government, it was incorporated after the Civil War (that means it’s a dead entity, a creature of the mind only, with artificial authority, not real, illusory, a bleeding fantasy or in the best word a FRAUD)…..”

      Which proves that people can be run on fantasies !
      Different fantasies for different people…..
      .
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5be5d37b9ebb40ddf3722f2949068fcf5312f5007d2e03a1ebc6fa8a1694b34c.jpg

      • What is reality if not a figment of our imagination – the capacity to envision alternatives.

        And it only takes a small minority to sway the masses and bring about change:

        Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have found that when just 10 percent of the population holds an unshakable belief, their belief will always be adopted by the majority of the society. The scientists, who are members of the Social Cognitive Networks Academic Research Center (SCNARC) at Rensselaer, used computational and analytical methods to discover the tipping point where a minority belief becomes the majority opinion. The finding has implications for the study and influence of societal interactions ranging from the spread of innovations to the movement of political ideals.

        The findings were published in the July 22, 2011, early online edition of the journal Physical Review E in an article titled “Social consensus through the influence of committed minorities.”

        http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~szymansk/papers/pre.11.pdf

  4. Alice In Chains | July 3, 2017 at 2:56 pm | Reply

    uh, yeah…..I hope the local :PD and all their fusion center/three-lettered Agency/Bureau accomplices understand it that way when we extend our middle fingers at their ubiquitous police cameras tomorrow. And to hell with their judges and internet/sateellite/bellyu-crawler/goon legions

  5. anticriminals | July 3, 2017 at 5:55 pm | Reply

    I agree with and understand what has been said here. The problem is that most people are happy slaves that don’t want to learn about it or do anything about it. You may have to be happy with freeing yourself. Accept that you have no government. Call upon Jesus Christ for your salvation. Accept that you live in he’ll on earth and believe in the day when your spirit will be free from being trapped here. Thank the Lord for what you do have.

  6. All valid points but too many, meaning the majority of Americans really don’t give a crap. Mark Dice has explored this in interviews with average Americans.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-Be9f7Ovgg

  7. The unFed b.s bankz are the new King James or rather British monarchs that hold every country hostage and bring nothing but misery to the common horde.
    They have stolen the wealth of the world and continue to hide in plain site.
    They have brought misery in several forms, including but not limited to:
    Vaccines – that destroy the auto immune system and cause illnesses from cancer to neurological.
    Expensive synthetic drugs – that destroy organs whilst masking the original pain.
    GMO – that attacks organs.
    Perpetual wars – that destroy humans such as ourselves, the commoner.
    Chemtrails (SAI) – that pollutes the air and everything every where.
    Fluoride – that eats away at organs.
    Pump and dump schemes – that keep the commoner from owning or having anything.
    Expensive apartments – that keep them from owning.
    Goat worshipers that defile children,
    Taxation is theft.
    Usury is unChristian.
    End the unfed and all zentral bankz and a thousand years of peace and prosperity will commence.
    Sacrifice the old goat(s).
    Silver stakes required.

  8. July 4, 1776: Fast forward eleven years later and liberty was formally lost when the constitutional framers made liberty a goal rather than a corollary of implementing Yahweh’s perfect law of liberty (Psalm 19:7-11, 119:44-45, James 2:12, etc.) as the supreme law of the land:

    “…As stated in the Preamble, another purpose of the Constitution is to “secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity.” From childhood, Americans are indoctrinated to believe that, thanks to the Constitution, America is the freest nation on earth:

    ‘The media … has played a key role in persuading people that we are the most free nation on earth. While this may or may not be true, most people have never considered this possibility: If all of the other nations were under 100% totalitarian dictatorships, and the United States of America was only under a 95% totalitarian dictatorship, it could still be said that “America is the most free nation on earth.” So it is a rather meaningless boast.’65

    ‘Suppose it be “the best government on earth,” does that prove its own goodness, or only the badness of all other governments?’66

    “Convinced the Constitution would fail to secure and protect liberty, Patrick Henry [who refused to attend the Constitutional Convention as one of Virginia’s delegates, declaring “I smelt a rat!”] voiced his concerns to the Virginia Ratifying Convention in 1788:

    ‘…I say our privileges and rights are in danger. …the new form of Government … will … effectually … oppress and ruin the people…. In some parts of the plan before you, the great rights of freemen are endangered, in other parts, absolutely taken away…. There will be no checks, no real balances, in this Government: What can avail your specious imaginary balances, your rope-dancing, chain-rattling, ridiculous ideal checks and contrivances? …And yet who knows the dangers that this new system may produce: they are out of the sight of the common people: They cannot foresee latent consequences…. I see great jeopardy in this new Government.’67

    “In contrast to the federalists’ failed predictions, this and nearly everything the anti-federalists forecast about the Constitution has come true….”

    For more, see online Chapter 3 “The Preamble: WE THE PEOPLE vs. YAHWEH” of “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective.” Click on my name, then our website. Go to our Online Books page, click on the top entry, and scroll down to Chapter 3.

    Then find out how much you really know about the Constitution as compared to the Bible. Take our 10-question Constitution Survey in the right-hand sidebar and receive a complimentary copy of a book that examines the Constitution by the Bible.

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