Date: 20/09/2017
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Narrow Your Focus

We must narrow our focus.

In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Act IV, Scene III, Brutus speaks:

There is a tide in the affairs of men,
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat;
And we must take the current when it serves,
Or lose our ventures.

With the BREXIT vote in England, the tide may be rising (flood tide). This may very well be the opportunity so many of us have been waiting for. Shall we grasp it, or continue to spew rhetoric and memes?

Most all of the voices I hear urging independence from the Empire, speak of the South and not of their own State. The South can be described as a state of mind or a feeling, but the South does not have a definitive boundary. Each State does! As the Southern National Congress was formed, there was a prolonged discussion as to which States should be members of the Congress. Maryland was included; Oklahoma was not. Were the arguments legitimate and the decisions correct? Your opinion is as good as anyone else's.

Our problem at this juncture lies in a lack of focus. As long as we keep our attention on freeing the South we will have no results, only frustration. We who desire liberty need to narrow our focus to our specific State. Those who live in Georgia need to focus on Georgia's independence; those who live in Alabama need to focus on Alabama's independence; those who live in Tennessee need to focus on Tennessee's independence; and so to every State and their residents.

We need to narrow our focus to the office holders.  Do you know the office holder in your State who might be influential in achieving your State's independence? Do they know you? When the Empire falls apart, will you be someone that the officials and media will turn to for instruction and guidance?

I refer quite often to the book Vindiciae Contra Tyrranos. It was first written circa 1579 by a Frenchman. Its importance is such that it was held by John Adams to be one of the most influential books in America on the eve of the American War for Independence. Vindiciae held among other things, that any ruler who commands anything contrary to the law of God thereby forfeits his realm.

This work was two hundred years old when it influenced the colonial leaders. It was influential because truth never loses its significance nor its positive influence when implemented. Today we are another two hundred years away from its authorship. Ideas have consequences and Biblical ideas have eternal consequences. The author writes:

The situation is such that the outrageousness of kings together with the ignorance of some and the wicked cooperation of others has existed for such a length of time that throughout the world, the people have quietly ceased to exercise, if not altogether lost their just and age-old authority. The liberty that all men should be preserving is instead neglected by every man. Since liberty is the responsibility of the people in general, no man individually thinks of it as his personal responsibility.

We have come to the point in history which requires that every man (and woman) individually think of liberty as their personal responsibility. Do you know the influential (or potentially influential) officials in your State? Do they know you? Are you presenting a reasoned voice to the people of influence around you?

If not, begin. If you are not active with your State's delegation to the SNC, then narrow your focus and become active. We are in flood tide. The affairs of men are beginning to go the way of liberty. Narrow your focus!



Worth Quoting

If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace.  We ask not your counsels nor your arms.  Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you.  May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.

Samuel Adams


What is liberty without wisdom and without virtue?   

Edmund Burke