How do we as a nation find our way back home?

by Skip Barland

Like this message from the late John Wayne, every now and again a voice comes along that just makes sense; that maybe says what a lot of us are thinking.

A patriot and friend, a highly decorated veteran, forwarded me this article this morning by Charlie Daniels, and I want to pass it along to you (see below), along with a few of my own comments.

Please note that in this blog I have saved the best for last, as I have included a special message at the very bottom of this blog, for some who might be interested in finding some definite answers, that will change their life.

Our nation today is in serious trouble and we need more voices like this speaking out across our land, not only in our country, but more importantly we need to be hearing these kind of voices in our government.

How far we have fallen as a nation from where we began?

To begin with, we are NOT a Democracy folks, not according to our founding documents we aren’t!  

We are a  Constitutional Republic that is supposed to be made up of the people, by the people, and for the people!

The Preamble to our Declaration of Independence reads like this:

undefinedWe hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

The foundation that was laid by our Founding Fathers can be found in our founding documents. We were formed as a Constitutional Republic, with the signing of our organic U.S. Constitution (in 1789) and our Bill of Rights! (note that in law the term “organic” means the fundamental founding political principles of a government)

This document, our U.S. Constitution, is the HIGHEST law of our land, however it has been and is today virtually ignored by the very people in Washington D.C, people we have elected to office, each of whom has sworn an oath to preserve, to protect, and to defend our U.S. Constitution.

Instead they have been doing their very best, even working overtime, to strip us of more of our Rights each and every year; and are in fact shredding our U.S. Constitution as I write. These efforts are today being ramped up, and that is particularly true in the last several years, especially since 9/11!

Two glaring examples of how this is happening can be found in the passage of the “Patriot Act” by former President George W. Bush, and the “National Defense Authorization Act” (NDAA), that was signed into law by the current President.

Please note that one is a Conservative Republican and the other, President Obama, is an Ultra Liberal Democrat, yet on this one issue of denying us our Conditional Rights, they are both operating as one, and are on the same page.

Our Two-Party political system works much the same way that Professional Wrestling does, where the outcome and the players are pre-picked and the outcome is predetermined, so that the true Puppet Masters, the International Bankers who control the purse strings, are able to maintain control and influence from behind the scenes in order to obtain their objectives and their goals, at our expense.

This has been going on now for over 140 years!

Let’s start by looking at the Patriot Act.

Just six weeks after the September 11 attacks that brought down the World Trade Center Towers, a panicked Congress passed the “USA/Patriot Act,” an overnight revision of the nation’s surveillance laws that radically expanded the government’s authority to spy on its own citizens, while simultaneously reducing checks and balances on those powers like judicial oversight, public accountability, and the ability to challenge government searches in court.

Most of the changes to surveillance law that were made by the Patriot Act were part of a longstanding law enforcement wish list that had previously been rejected by Congress, and in some cases repeatedly so.

Congress however after 9/11 reversed its stance, because it was pressured into doing so by the Bush Administration, and this happened in mere weeks after the September 11 attack.

How convenient and this is what we are losing by the passage of these two unconstitutional laws.

Our Bill of Rights include the following:

    •  The First Amendment states that citizens are not to be prohibited by the government in freely expressing their ideas and have a right to a free practice of religion.
    • The Third Amendment gives protection to citizens in their home and doesn’t allow the government to prohibit something that might be done in the privacy of their own home.
    • The Fourth Amendment protects individuals “in their persons,” homes, documents and etc against unreasonable searches and seizures, without the issuance of a warrant and probable cause.
    • The Fifth Amendment gives citizens the right to privacy by not forcing them to possibly incriminate themselves.

Both the Patriot Act and NDAA have compromised much of these rights, which without a Constitutional Amendment to change our U.S. Constitution is itself against the law.

In a nutshell, the Patriot Act now allows the government to have unconstitutional and unreasonable search and seizure rights over your personal property, without due process and without probable cause.

The National Defense Authorization Act now allows individual citizens to be detained indefinitely, again without probable cause and due process; meaning there doesn’t have to be any charges, no trial, and they can virtually put you in jail now and throw away the key!

Do you really trust this de facto corporation to have that kind of power over your life?

Well the fact is, with legislation being passed like these two bill, which is happening more and more, we are today on the verge of losing all of our rights.

All that it would take would be for some national crisis and/or emergency that would allow this de facto Administration to declare Martial Law, and just like what happen in pre-Nazi Germany, they would then take away all of our rights and liberties, and that is all that it would take for this to happen.

What do you suppose would happen, in the inner cities all across America, if things got so bad that there were food shortages?

There would be riots like you wouldn’t believe all across America, primarily in the inner cities; and that is all it would take for this to happen.

Like I said, that same thing once happened in pre-Nazi Germany back in 30’s and we all know how that turned out.

Well that same playbook is today being used once again here in our country; and if we aren’t careful it will have the same results here that happen in Hitler’s Germany, unless the America people wake up!

Here’s the history behind why the “District of Columbia” was formed:

 The date is February 21, 1871 and the Forty-First Congress is in session. I refer you to the “Acts of the Forty-First Congress,” Section 34, Session III, chapters 61 and 62.

On this date in the history of our nation, Congress passed an Act titled: “An Act To Provide A Government for the District of Columbia.”

This is also known as the “Act of 1871.” What does this mean?

Well, it means that Congress, under no constitutional authority to do so, created a separate form of government for the District of Columbia, which is a ten mile square parcel of land.

…In essence, this Act formed the corporation known as THE UNITED STATES. Note the capitalization, because it is important. This corporation, owned by foreign interests, moved right in and shoved the original “organic” version of the Constitution into a dusty corner.

With the “Act of 1871,” our Constitution was defaced in the sense that the title was block-capitalized and the word “for” was changed to the word “of” in the title. The original Constitution drafted by the Founding Fathers, was written in this manner:

The Constitution for the united states of America“.

The altered version reads: “THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”. It is the corporate constitution. It is NOT the same document you might think it is.

The corporate constitution operates in an economic capacity and has been used to fool the People into thinking it is the same parchment that governs the Republic. It absolutely is not.

To read the rest of this aritical, please go to:

The fact is subsequent to the passage of this legislation,  the leadership of this present de facto D.C. Corporation, including Presidents, Congressmen and Senators (ever since 1871) have only referred to us as a “Democracy?” And so why is that?

By the way, this entity known as the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, INC is duly registered as a Delaware Corporation, File No. 2193946. (Look it up for yourself).

We are never called a Republic anymore and the reason we aren’t is because under this de facto D.C. Corporation, both our Republic and our organic U.S. Constitution have been placed in moth balls, ever since 1871!

If we are to survive then we have to get back to our founding roots as a nation again; which means we have to re inhabit our only de jure (lawful) Constitutional Republic!

If we don’t then just like every other Democracy in history we are going to lose our nation and our liberty because of the indifference and apathy of the people.

Have you ever heard of the Cycle of Democracy, which was written by Alexander Fraser Tyler (aka Lord Woodhouselee) back in 1770?

He was a Scottish advocate, judge, writer and historian who served as Professor of Universal History, and Greek and Roman Antiquities, in the University of Edinburgh.

He wrote the following:

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government.  It can only exist until the voters discover they can vote themselves largess (gifts) from the public treasury.

 From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising them the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.

 The average age of the world’s greatest civilizations has been 200 years.  These nations have progressed through this sequence:

      • from bondage to spiritual faith;
      • from spiritual faith to great courage;
      • from courage to liberty;
      • from liberty to abundance;
      • from abundance to selfishness;
      • from selfishness to apathy;
      • from apathy to dependence;
      • from dependency back again into bondage.”

Does that not sound like where we are today as a nation?

Are we not somewhere between apathy and dependence?

Well according to history the next step is “bondage!”

Why is it the word “Democracy” is NOT found anywhere in our founding documents?

As you just saw in the above video, there was a very good reason why our Founding Fathers didn’t want us to be a democracy,  because after reviewing the history of all the great civilizations of the world that preceded us, they found that every democracy in history has always ended up controlled by an oligarchy; and wouldn’t you know it, that is exactly the situation that we find ourselves in today, under this de facto corporate entity called UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, INC.

Every corporation is controlled by a Board of Directors who have to answer to the owners of the corporation, who are the “Stockholders.”

Question is, who are the Board of Directors and the Stockholders over this UNITED STATES OF AMERICA CORPORATION?

I can tell you this, it most definitely is NOT the American people!

The oligarchy that is at the top of this corporate pyramid that we find in Washington D.C., who make up the Board of Directors and the Stockholders, are in fact the Globalist Bankers, who are headed up by the Rothschild’s International Banking Cartel; who also own and control another privately held and controlled entity, called the Federal Reserve (which like Federal Express is Federal in name only), and also there is their collection agency, called the IRS.

It was in 1913 when the Federal Reserve Act was surreptitiously signed into law over the Christmas holidays, when only a handful of select Congressmen were on hand to sign it into law, which is much the same as business is done today in Washington D.C., where things are done under the table and out of the sight of the American public.

For the last 141 years this elitist group of people, these Globalist Bankers, have used their immense wealth and power to corrupt our two-party political system, most of our politicians (meaning the political leadership of both the Republican and Democratic parties), our major public broadcasters, and most of our print media, not to mention our public education systems across our country.

If you want to know what’s wrong with our country today… then this is it!

Folks we need to wake up, because we didn’t just get in this mess that we are in today over night!

We as a people have been manipulated, conditioned and programmed for the last 141 years  to think of our government as a pyramid, which is the way all corporations operate, where the power and authority flows from the top (the Federal Government) down to the bottom, which are the employees, or in this case it’s We the People.

That is the exact opposite from the way our de jure government was originally formed!

That “top – down” form of government was what our Founding Fathers were running away from… and you won’t find it anywhere in our Constitution!

Under our de jure Constitutional Republic, that was formed back in 1789 with the signing of our Constitution, this Federal Government is to operate under a contract with “We the People,” and that contract is our U.S. Constitution… wherein it is specified that all of its powers (in the Federal Government) are derived only from “We the People,” whose powers are limited and spelled out in the Constitution.

This de facto corporation, this Federal Government today, has presumed to itself far more power than is allowed by our Constitution, until they are today trying to virtually control every single aspect of our life!

This will not long be a free society if that behavior is allowed to continue unchecked!

The people we send to represent us at the Federal level are NOT sent there to be our leaders, rather they are (under our Constitution) elected to be our representatives; and are sent ONLY to represent our interests, for the good of our nation, and for all future generations.

Today our government, under this corrupt de facto system, which is so obvious with the resent $700 – 800 Billion bailout that was passed by Congress (in 2008), that was money spent not to bail us out or to help the American people, but rather it was spent to bail out the large mega corporate and banking interests whose malfeasance caused the 2008 melt down; and by the way over 40% of that money is today still unaccounted for; and why is it that nobody is being prosecuted?

This system, this whole corporate entity, is as corrupt as the day is long, from the top down; and these very people who caused the mess that we are in today are the ones that are being looked to to get us out.  It is truly the blind leading the blind!

These are the very same people who are responsible for our faltering and failing economy and for the downward spiral of not only our economy, but also our nation, and our moral condition as well; and yet we are expecting these very same people to correct the mess that they have caused?  I think not!

This is what these private corporate bankers have done to our money; it is also indicative of what they have done to our country as well for the last 100 years.


If America is to be saved then “We the People” had better wake up and soon.

The road home has to start on our knees because we have long ago violated the sacred covenant that our Founding Fathers made with God, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob!

There have been only two nations in history whose government has been founded based upon a Covenant with God… the first was the nation of Israel and the second was the Republic for the united states of America, which was formed officially in 1789.

So what I recommend is that we start by looking to what God has said to do at times like this, as it is written in His Word (the Holy Bible).

In 2 Chronicles 7:14, God says that “If my people, who are called by My name, would humble themselves and pray; turn from their wicked ways and seek My face; then I (God) will hear their prayers and I will heal their land.

Folks, the history of our nation (our true history which has been removed from our history books) is that our nations was founded by men and women of faith, with God’s help and with His direction; and if we are to last very much beyond where we have deteriorated to today then it is “WE THE PEOPLE” who have to change the direction of this country.

For that to happen, both collectively as a nation and as individuals, we are going to have to get back to that same faith that once made our nation great!

I recommend that if you are concerned and if you want to see this happen again in our nation, that you first implement 2 Chronicles 7:14 for yourself and for your family.

We disparately need a miracle from God and we need it quick because I believe our window of opportunity for us to turn our nation around is getting quite narrow and we don’t have very much time left.

The agenda of the oligarchy that is at the top of this corporate pyramid in America is ultimately to collapse our economy and place our nation in default, in order to force us into a totalitarian One World Government and monetary system (a “New World Order“) and that is the reason why they have changed our U.S. Currency from being gold and silver backed, into a fiat currency which is not even worth the paper it is printed on; in fact it’s not even money at all, and that is why it is called “Federal Reserve Notes,” because they are certificates of debt!

Thanks to these people our U.S. Dollar is no longer backed by any gold or silver reserve, as it once was, but rather today it is backed by our over $16 Trillion of debt!

What does the Bible say about the borrowers becoming the slaves of the lenders?

This de facto U.S. Corporation and the bankers who control it have taken America from being the chief creditor nation in the world, to being the chief debtor nation and all of this is happening for one reason, and that is once again, to cause the American people, along with the rest of the world, to ultimately accept this Globalist agenda of a “New World Order!”

That would never happen with a strong American economy, a strong U.S. Dollar, and a strong national sovereignty, so the powers that be who control our nation’s policies and our politics, have placed their men and women in positions of power in our country to both undermine our economy and our sovereignty; and that is exactly what we see happening today in Washington D.C.

The fact is the failings of these people are owed to the same failings of ALL mankind, who have lost their way and have been estranged and separated from their Source, from their Creator and God; and the Bible tells us exactly where that problem lies.

The Bible tells us that it is the Love of money that is the root of all evil; and it says also that we cannot love both God and worldly Mammon, for we will cling to one and shun the other.

It also says in 1 John 2:15-16:

15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

When you boil it all down, our root problem in America today is that too many have fallen victim to these tendencies, that are all too human.

Too many of our people, our politicians, and leaders of industry have long ago lost touch with the God of the Bible and His laws and requirements, and the basic knowledge of knowing the difference between Right and Wrong.

For far too many of these people today, who now hold the reins of power in their hands, the end does justify the means, no matter how many people (these “Useless Eaters” as they are called by the Globalist elite).

As it is these people already feel that we who are not a party to their corruption and their plan for world dominance, that there are already too many people in the world and the feeling is that we are using up too much of “their resources!” Imagine that?

So consequently it doesn’t matter how many of these people, these “Useless Eaters”  have to suffer and even die in order to make their goals happen.

This view is totally myopic and self centered, and it is TOTALLY evil!

However this is in fact the prevailing mindset of these Global Elitists that would allow these things to happen; and also it is a prime example of what life will be like ultimately under this “New World Order,” and this coming Antichrist kingdom.

This is what Jesus said was coming, that would be the absolute worse time this world has ever know, or ever will know.

Well in my Bible it says when our Lord does come back there will be both sheep nations, who have remain loyal to Him, and there will be goat nations who haven’t.

It is my prayer and purpose and I know it is also the prayer and purpose of many of you,  who are reading this, that our nation will be in that first group, among the sheep nations.

However that being as it is, we still are each ultimately accountable to God for the things that we do in our life, and hopefully, at least it is my prayer that a Spiritual Awakening in our nation and a Revival will bring our focus back to center once again… back to Jesus!

That is my prayer anyway; and I would like to see, as I know God would also, that all of these people would repent (meaning change the way they think) and come back home.

I know that won’t happen, but just maybe there will be at least a few who will see the light? I hope so anyway.

If you do not want to see our nation stolen from us, and if you do not want to see more of our Constitutional Liberties and Rights striped from us, and from our children, and see a time when all future generations are enslaved to these people, then I recommend that you stand up and be counted.

Join the rest of us who (as of 2010) have already re-inhabited our only de jure (lawful) Constitutional Republic for the united states of America.



We need more voices like this speaking out:

Charlie Daniels


Charlie Daniels is a legendary American singer, song writer, guitarist, and fiddler famous for his contributions to country and southern rock music. Daniels has been active as a singer since the early 1950s.

He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on January 24, 2008.

Encouragement In A Time Of Grave Fear

By Charlie Daniels

January 29, 2013

If you read this column very often you know the frustration and disgust I feel for our government, their profligate spending, their all consuming passion for self-preservation, and the inevitable fall at the end of the ruinous path they seem so determined to force this nation down.

You know I’m deeply concerned about the rapid erosion of personal liberty and our president’s cavalier attitude toward the Constitution and consolidation of power into a monolithic central, federal government, a bureaucratic nightmare that makes and enforces the rules, controlling even the administration of health care and the curriculum our children will study in school.

I fear the rampant apathy and lackadaisical work ethic of the entitlement society will become so deeply ingrained in the coming generations that the nanny state policies of this president and others like him who are likely to be elected will gradually drain the wealth and the will of the population until the well is bone dry and the confusion and anger of those who are suddenly left to fend for themselves will overrun the streets of this nation resulting in chaos and bloodshed.

I fear that this nation and this planet are in the midst of a great apostasy, or falling away from belief and faith in God as cults, false prophets and faddish feel-good religions pop up and capture the attention of many.

Even some of the old-line Christian denominations have tried to modernize their doctrine, bending the curve to accept things that are forbidden in the Bible, conveniently ignoring or subverting scriptures that fly in the face of the new age dogma they now embrace.

Anti-Semitism is on the rise around the world and while Islamic fanatics scream about the destruction of the State of Israel, the dominos in the Middle East fall one by one, with only the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan preventing the fulfillment of the ancient biblical prophecy that Jerusalem would be surrounded by armies.

Yes, I am very concerned about Israel. It is not the land of my birth, but when I became a Christian I was grafted into the root of Israel like a wild olive branch grafted on to a full-grown tree. The Bible says that salvation comes to the world through the Jews, the race of people by which the Creator of all mankind chose to reveal Himself to the world, the race into which my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was born, the land where He would live and die on a cross for our sins.

How could any true Christian not be concerned?

Street gangs, flash mobs, drug cartels, incurable diseases, wholesale abortion the tearing down of traditional marriage and nuclear families, child molestation, the belittling of American exceptionalism, the export of manufacturing and jobs, murder, rape, home invasions, it’s enough to give a person a nervous breakdown, but then I have to stop and think.

This world is just a short stop, only a testing ground on my eternal journey.

Any earthly leader or government, no matter how pervasive and powerful are only temporary place holders who will eventually pass into oblivion and be reduced to dust.

Israel will be battered and bloody but will never be completely destroyed and 85% of the vast armies allied against her in the final battle will be annihilated in the Jezreel Valley near Megiddo, known as Armageddon.

This earth with all its awesome military might, pompous politicians, mega-rich magnates and all the evil the powers of darkness can bring to bear are no more than a grain of sand compared to the indescribable power of the One who created the planets and flung them out across endless space, He who can part the sea and make the sun stand still.

Only One is Omnipresent, Omniscient and Omnipotent, He is everywhere, He knows everything and He can do anything. And yet in all His Majestic might, he cares for you to the point that He knows the number of hairs on your head.

His name is God, Jehovah, Yahweh, Dios to Spanish speakers, Gott to the Germans and so on, but He does have, always has had and always will have the last word and be the final judge in the affairs of mankind.

He will write the final pages of history.

We will all stand before Him and give account for our lives, every king, every president, every dictator, every super star, every human being.

Lord, please help me to keep my confidence in You and my mind on eternal things to come. Amen.

What do you think?

Pray for our troops and the peace of Jerusalem.

God Bless America

Charlie Daniels


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