the 111th music video by ~GOD~
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Song: Alea Iacta Est
me rapping some shit about the 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution and "gun rights" and shit over top of a mixed down and looped extract from "The Promise" by "When in Rome."
alea iacta est
although at the time of its ratification
the majority of the American population
opposed the US Federal Constitution
established to appoint General George Washington
Revolutionary War hero 1st President of the new nation
following the Connecticut and 3/5ths Compromises
and the establishment of a private interest as electorate
to continue the disenfranchisement of slaves in southern states
the die was cast and the US Federal Government was formed
and on that day the Phoenix-esque Leviathan was reborn
from the ashes of the American Collonial Revolutionary War.
The goal as laid out by Hamilton was this:
fund a US standing army from a Federal bank issueing writs
get the mint to print the paper green-backs to pay the soldiers with
and trade away the citizens' gold in exchange for foreign armaments
but Thomas Jefferson saw through the schemes
saying "I believe that banking institutions are even more dangerous
to our liberties than standing armies."
the 1776 Continental Congress's Article 6 of Confederation clearly states it
and 5 of the first 13 collonial states restipulate that
"standing armies in times of peace are dangerous to liberty,
and ought not to be raised without consent of the Legislature."
An anonymous citizen writing as "Brutus" in 1788 compared the measure
to the crossing of the Rubicon by Julius Caesar, or the treachery
of Oliver Cromwell, both of who, he states explicity, were complicit
in agressively disarming all those opposed to them in open conflict.
So, with appeasement from Alexander Hamilton, the second Ammendment
to the Bill of Rights was drafted in by James Madison and George Mason:
"a well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state,
the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."
Even Noah Webster recognized, "before a standing army can rule,
the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom."
But this ammendment was added later (1791), by the time Jefferson became President
(in 1801) it was too late to overturn the ruling established in the Constitution (1787)
Artcle One, Section Eight, setting appropriations funding
for a standing army by Congress at a two year interval in check and balance
with the elections of new members to seats in the twin houses of Congress.
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with
the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it's natural manure."
- Thomas Jefferson, 1787.
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