Jefferson’s View on the Principle of Distribution of Power in the New Republic

This seems to me a timely treatise, especially in light of all the discussions regarding presidential elections for the overtly intrusive and illicit UNITED STATES CORPORATION, and the amount of power that has amassed to the position of what was previously called the President of the united States. We have, in the (relatively) short time since the 9-11 treason and hoax, found the snowballing of federal tyranny that has resulted in the “emperor” Barry Soetoro flinging around writs of “law” which are no law, but edicts sent down from on high. Additionally, the masses of unelected and unaccountable AGENCIES and Bureaucrats continue the assault against our Freedom and autonomy, eating out our substance and creating a state of enslavement that is unconscionable to supposed free men.  

That we currently find no opposition by any County, State or National political body in response to the blatant violations by those CORPORATE entities of our Freedoms, given to Men as a gift by Almighty God, shows the palpable reality that the ENTIRE representative political structure has collapsed, and that the rightful powers granted by our Creator now exclusively reside in the People alone, as the free Men on the land. This is where the power has always lain, and the exposure of the complete failure of the political system now allows us to “reboot” the republic, from the true source of it’s power, We the People. I believe we are rapidly approaching the time appointed for either this nation’s resurrection from the dead or it’s destruction, and it is imperative that we have the resources within ourselves to train and educate the ignorant masses in the foundational principles of freedom which, having been lost to common understanding, have led us to this current state of corruption.

Jefferson well states in this excerpt from a letter he wrote to a member of Virginia’s State Senate in 1816 the original intent, I believe, of the manner in which men were supposed to control and safeguard the Republic from those who would usurp power from the people, particularly the usurpation of powers by the federal Government that it was never granted by We, the People of the united States. Those who came before us failed miserably to fulfill their obligation to do so, and now we are among those who must step in and restore the Republic to it’s intended status. Teaching these principles to the brainwashed masses is one of our most important duties, for if we as a people have no clear understanding of how to operate our land under the Bill of Rights and avoid the repeated destruction of our Freedom, than we as has been well stated, are doomed to a repeat of the same evils that have transpired before.

No, my friend, the way to have good and safe government, is not to trust it all to one, but to divide it among the many, distributing to every one exactly the functions he is competent to. Let the national government be entrusted with the defence of the nation, and its foreign and federal relations; the State governments with the civil rights, laws, police, and administration of what concerns the State generally; the counties with the local concerns of the counties, and each ward direct the interests within itself. It is by dividing and subdividing these republics from the great national one down through all its subordinations, until it ends in the administration of every man’s farm by himself; by placing under every one what his own eye may superintend, that all will be done for the best. What has destroyed liberty and the rights of man in every government which has ever existed under the sun? The generalizing and concentrating all cares and power into one body, no matter whether of the autocrats of Russia or France, or of the aristocrats of a Venetian senate. And I do believe that if the Almighty has not decreed that man shall never be free, (and it is a blasphemy to believe it,) that the secret will be found to be in the making himself the depository of the powers respecting himself, so far as he is competent to them, and delegating only what is beyond his competence by a synthetical process, to higher and higher orders of functionaries, so as to trust fewer and fewer powers in proportion as the trustees become more and more oligarchical. The elementary republics of the wards, the county republics, the State republics, and the republic of the Union, would form a gradation of authorities, standing each on the basis of law, holding every one its delegated share of powers, and constituting truly a system of fundamental balances and checks for the government. Where every man is a sharer in the direction of his ward-republic, or of some of the higher ones, and feels that he is a participator in the government of affairs, not merely at an election one day in the year, but every day; when there shall not be a man in the State who will not be a member of some one of its councils, great or small, he will let the heart be torn out of his body sooner than his power be wrested from him by a Caesar or a Bonaparte.

(excerpted from)
Thomas Jefferson to Joseph C. Cabell
2 Feb. 1816


Let every man now stand for what is right and true, and cast off fear and doubt. These truly are times that will try Mens’ souls, and I pray that every one of you who read this will seek the Blessing of God Almighty for our cause of freedom and also for His Salvation, offered as a free gift through Grace (unearned favor from God) in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, His only Son. Make no mistake about it: The LORD is about to perform a shaking of our nation, even the whole world; and only those things that cannot be moved will stand. The foundational principles of Freedom and Righteousness will stand; so too will those who have been made alive in Christ Jesus, whose perfect Love casts out fear and doubt, and is a firm foundation for now and for eternity.

“Even to them I will give in My house
And within My walls a place and a name
Better than that of sons and daughters;
I will give them an everlasting name
That shall not be cut off.”
Isaiah 56:5

May The LORD bless each and every one of you now, and in the days to come.

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