Dear Editor,

A patron began to tell me what should be done to fix "terrorism." He began, of course, by saying we should all unite behind our government. That was most predictable. I then posed the question of the obligation of citizens to unite behind a "government" that violates the laws that created it. I even suggested that it is most likely that the violations of those laws got us into the present predicament. I also asked him about a situation in which the "government" makes illegal laws that make innocent law-abiding citizens into criminals. His answer was that we have a democracy in which we can vote to change those laws. I replied, "we need not change laws that are illegal under the United States Constitution, because they are void from their inception."

I then said to him, "Suppose the United States held an election all over the nation asking the voter to concede all their liberties to the government in exchange for new cities with impenetrable security, safe travel, meaningful work, plentiful food and clothing, beautiful cars and houses, etc." He smiled, as if he knew where we were going. I said no, wait. "Now all the people of the United States of America went to the polls and voted yes, liberty out - security in." Now I asked him the real question, "Did the people of the United States have a right to vote on that issue?" He looked puzzled? I answered "NO!"

But most people do not know why even the people cannot vote on certain issues. The reason is stated by John Locke, the most quoted author of the forefathers, who wrote his 1st and 2nd Treatise on Civil Government 100 years before the U.S. Constitution. "For Men being all the Workmanship of one Omnipotent, and infinitely wise Maker: All the Servants of one Sovereign Master, sent into the World by his order, and about his Business, they are his Property, whose Workmanship they are, made to last during his, not one another's pleasure.." It is the same reason that many churches conclude correctly that it is a crime to kill yourself. Further this reasoning applies to liberty and possessions as well as life itself. "Every one as he is bound to preserve himself, and not to quit his station willfully, so by the like reason, when his own Preservation comes not in Competition, ought he, as much as he can, to preserve the rest of Mankindů"

Therefore, we know that mankind cannot legally destroy or enslave himself, or another, as he himself and all others are the Property of another, namely GOD! This is why no one who knows the history of our nation should ever call the United States of America a democracy. It is, without argument, the first Christian Republic on the face of the Earth built upon the truth and reality of what Christ performed upon the cosmos, equalizing all men under God.

How is it that some accuse me of having an agenda that is somehow dangerous or destructive to the present situation or to this nation at any time? When did the ideas that form the foundation of America become dangerous? What is running this thing anymore?

Sincerely,

Ronald F. Avery