Brent Johnson is currently director of Freedom Bound International , a Common Law service center specializing in educating Americans as to their natural rights. In addition to hosting the hit international radio show The Voice of Freedom – heard by over eight million listeners each week – and having authored the book The American Sovereign – How to Live Free From Government Regulation, Brent conducts seminars throughout America, on issues around sovereignty, social security, IRS and the income tax, Common Law trusts , dual citizenship, Second Amendment, the court system, right to travel, jury rights, property taxes, the Federal Reserve System, self-sufficiency, the coming economic collapse and more.
August 24, 2005
In pre-Revolutionary England there were two distinct classes of people: nobles and commoners.
The nobles – earls, barons, princes, regents, etc. – comprised the aristocracy. These were the people who made the laws, administered the government, held positions in the Houses of Parliament or Royal Court, etc. The nobility were the only people allowed to own land. They were an elite class of people who were afforded special privileges and immunities.
The commoners consisted of the rest of the people, the general population. Commoners were not allowed to own property. Their lot in life was prescribed by their service to an aristocrat. If fortunate, a commoner would find a position of voluntary servitude to a member of the nobility. The commoner would fight the Lord?s battles, defend his properties, cook his meals, clean his castles, etc. In exchange, the Lord would take care of the commoner, feeding, clothing and sheltering the poor soul. The life of a commoner was one of abject servitude, if he was lucky. Those who did not obtain work with a Lord often turned to street crime, starved, or lived in the barest of circumstances for mere survival.
Commoners were legalized slaves. They could not own property, nor did they have any say in the structure of the government, which was a monarchy. They did not get to participate in elections of any kind. They had no say in the making or administering of the law. To add insult to injury, commoners had no recourse when the king?s officials violated their persons or property. There was nobody to petition, no legal process to pursue against a king who was presumed to rule by Divine Right, and whose word was accepted as law.
The American Nobility
When America?s Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, they did more than just declare themselves free from British rule. The Declaration established that there are Higher Laws than the laws of the king, and that under those Higher Laws, it is the body of the people themselves that is charged with the administration and preservation of a just system of government.
The Founding Fathers established a Republic in which We the People are the nobles and government officials are our public servants! They reversed the accepted structure of society so that the people assumed their rightful place under ?the Laws of Nature and Nature?s God? as masters of their land, and government assumed its proper place as servant of the people.
Under our Declaration of Independence, the purpose of government is spelled out, ?To secure these rights, governments are instituted?? In other words, the purpose of government is to protect the free exercise of your unalienable rights, with which you were endowed from a source superior to any government. We the People are charged with maintaining our society and the government designed to preserve it, under the Higher Laws from which our rights originate. We are the stewards and the government is our servant, not the reverse.
As the American Nobility, each of us has a distinct obligation to do his or her part in overseeing and preserving the delicate balance that must be maintained between the needs prescribed for the security and defense of our land, and the preservation of our unalienable rights to life, liberty and property. This balance between security and liberty has historically been determined by the ruling government. In America, it is determined by We the People.
“They that give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”?Benjamin Franklin
Further, the Declaration continues? ?Whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it?? When our government fails to preserve the free exercise of the rights of all of the people, then it is the duty of each individual American to ?alter or abolish it?. And further? ,em>??when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object? to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government??
Our duties as the American Nobility are prescribed in our founding document. By accepting the role of American Citizen, you have accepted these duties and are obligated to your country – not your government – to preserve its fundamental laws and to fight for the principles on which it was established.
?Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the President or any other public official save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country. In either event, it is unpatriotic not to tell the truth ? whether about the President or anyone else.”?President Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909)
If we are to restore truth, freedom and justice to our Republic, it is essential that the American Nobility arise and take their rightful places at the helm of this great ship we call the united States of America. It matters not that government officials will call you an insurgent or rebel or revolutionary. It is unimportant that friends, family, and business associates may not approve of your stance. It doesn?t matter if you are targeted for harassment. The only thing that really matters is maintaining the glorious blessings of liberty that the American system of government was designed to support.
As a full-fledged member of the American Nobility, you are hereby and forthwith charged with the assignment and duty to stand firm for truth, justice, and freedom. The survival of our way of life is flatly on your shoulders. You cannot avoid this duty. You cannot shirk your responsibility as an American. It is time to take up the gauntlet of justice, raise the sword of freedom, and strike a hard blow for truth and the American Way. It is your right, it is your duty, and it is our only hope.