Commentary: A Spark In the Minds of the People

Thomas Jefferson and John Adams
by Bill Wilson


What really happened in New York this past week in the prosecution of Donald Trump?  The breathless paid script readers of the controlled “press” wanted to gloat and heap disdain on the former President. Their glee was only matched by the vapid analysis of how the verdict might impact the election this year. And a few of the quislings of the Republican In Name Only (RINO) persuasion began to daydream about a return to the Republican Party that played the role of shill to the state, supporting ever more wars of imperial design and furthering the “project” of globalization.

But of course all of these things are mere momentary delusions.  In the scheme of things, the Soviet show trail in New York will have little impact on any of these things. It will, however, leave a lasting mark.

Millions of Americans have now come to understand that the narrative of the United States is simply not true. The justice system is not designed to dispense justice, it is designed to torture.  Confess and give us what we want or we will bankrupt you. Do as we say or we will go after your children. Bend your knee and bow to us or there is no end to the humiliation we will pile onto you. That is what America saw. A so-called justice system that is analogous to the Third World, that is devoid of anything other than the pursuit of power.

What else did America see? It got to see smug, self-righteous elites condemn them; not just Donald Trump, but all of us who supported him. America got to see up close and personal the raw hatred our elites have for us.

Anything more? Oh yes. We got to read article after article about how the deep state was preparing to block anything the people may want in the event Trump is elected in November. The regime openly talks about how to make it impossible for the Make America Great Again (MAGA) crew to tame the reckless, arrogant bureaucracy, control the warmongers killing millions in the name of “democracy,” or dismantle the intel state that has grown up since 1947.

So, the very concept of America – individual liberty and representative government – is exposed as the biggest lie of all. If the government can spy on you, prosecute you without naming a crime, and crush anyone or anything that opposes it, where is representative government?

These realizations will take time to spread and to grow. Two of our founding Fathers understood this very well and their words are prophetic and a bit terrifying.  In 1815, John Adams, the 2nd President, wrote to Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd. In his letter he wrote:

What do We mean by the Revolution? The War? That was no part of the Revolution. It was only an Effect and Consequence of it. The Revolution was in the Minds of the People, and this was effected, from 1760 to 1775, in the course of fifteen Years before a drop of blood was drawn at Lexington

“In the Minds of the People.” And that is the spark the tyrants and thugs in New York and Washington have struck. Having dealt a possible death blow to the binding narrative of America, they are likely to have begun the process of their demise. I’m sure there are some, mostly in the halls of the Atlantic Council or Council on Foreign Relations or other such castle of the World Order, that believe or hope the People will forget about all of this and just merrily fall into line with the construction of a world government totalitarian state. And, I am equally sure that these people will double their efforts to subvert the education of our children, destroy our religion and crush any non-governmental organization that competes with the state.

But I also believe they will fail.  I do believe that John Adams knew exactly the process that led to the United States and were he alive today he would smile knowingly about the futile, destructive actions of the regime.

How will this spark grow, what is the process by which the arrogant and stupid – when even Mitt Romney concedes it was way out of line, you know it was dumb – act develop.  We do not know for sure.  But there is guidance on how it may.

In a 1928 case before the Supreme Court on the issue of government spying, a powerful dissent in the 5 – 4 ruling by Justice Louis Brandeis set out exactly how the people respond to unethical and unconstitutional actions by the government.  At issue was whether or not the government needed a warrant to conduct an electronic wire tape.  The majority said, no, the government does not. Brandeis clearly stated the opposite. He wrote in his dissent:

Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher.  For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by its example. If the government becomes a law breaker, it breeds contempt for law, it invites every man to become a law unto himself, it invites anarchy.

It would take 40 years for Brandeis position to be validated by the Court and the requirement of a warrant for a wire tape was created.

And this is the key, final point. We know from Adams it took 15 years for the consciousness of the people to lead to Lexington and Concord. It took 40 years for the wisdom of Louis Brandeis to be realized – even while it is still under attack today by the deep state. So, the time needed for a spark to catch tinder and grow into a raging conflagration is not short. But be assured, that spark will grow until the edifice of tyranny that has grown up in Washington is consumed by the people’s rage.

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Bill Wilson is the former president of Americans for Limited Government.
Photo “Thomas Jefferson” by The White House. Photo “John Adams” by Gilbert Stuart CCO 1.0.



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