American Flag flying upside down as signal of DISTRESS

[The year was 1784. The John Jay Court had begun Judicial supremacy and sovereign immunity. Barely had the ink dried on the Consitution, and "Obiter Dictum" removed from the citizenry the opportunity for juries to judge the law. Jefferson had to be angry. By the time of his Presidency, he declared the need for "the blood of patriots" to fertilize the "Tree of Liberty." His prediction describes our nation as it now wallows in gun control, pharmaceutical tyranny, CAFTA, and millions of illegal aliens.]


Our rulers will become corrupt our People careless . The time for fixing every essential right on a legal basis is while our rulers are honest and ourselves united. From the conclusion of this war, we shall be going downhill. It will not then be necessary to resort every moment to the People for support. They will be forgotten, therefore, and their rights disregarded. They will forget themselves, but in the sole faculty of making money, and will never think of uniting to effect a due respect for their rights. The shackles, therefore, which will not be knocked off at the conclusion of the war, will remain on as long, will be made heavier and heavier, til our rights shall revive or expire in a convulsion. The people will be taxed for fifteen-sixteenths of their production. They will themselves pay the wages for those who place the shackles upon their own hands and feet.

-Thomas Jefferson, excerpted from "COMMENTS AND NOTES TO THE STATE OF VIRGINIA,", QUORY 17, PAGE 10, 1784

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