James Madison said;
“A standing military force with an overgrown executive will not long be safe companions to liberty”
George Washington warned against foreign entanglements but have we listened? No we haven’t listened. We have not cared to listen and now you’ll hear people say how it is so much of a different world, possibly leading you to believe that a standing military force is a result of advanced intellectual thinking. We’re just smarter now and we know better. Really?
In 1641 they identified the same mechanisms tyrants have used for centuries.
Here is the malignant and pernicious design, a pattern of behavior used by tyrants to completely destroy liberty as identified by people in 1641.
- Corrupt the court system.
- Infiltration of foreign law.
- Diminishing property rights of the people.
- Government taking control of the church to enforce laws and collect taxes.
- Manipulation of the monetary system.
- Government disarming the people while the government remained armed.
Are we smarter now then they were in 1641. Well if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck. Guess what? It’s a duck! They knew in 1641 this was the popular mechanism of tyrants. Are we smarter now?