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The Tree of Liberty Is DYING
Justin O. Smith

The Tree of Liberty is rotting and dying where She once grew strong and vibrant, from a lack of care and watering with the blood of tyrants and patriots, while the American system has already grown rotten and corrupt to its very core, thanks to America’s enemies from within and a largely apathetic, complacent or complicit American population and a people who have become unimaginably corrupt. And, it surely leaves those of us who still love America wondering what is preventing millions of good and decent freedom-loving, liberty-loving conservative and independent Americans from taking to the streets in a furor of civil unrest, seeking out our country’s traitors with lengths of rope, piano wire and rifles in our hands. 

If Americans wish to restore true freedom and individual liberty in America, they must first awaken to the fact that over the decades, as many fought for Liberty and Equality Under the Law, the end result became a massive federal government, of the government, for the government and by the government, and it’s institutions have been infiltrated by communists over the past one-hundred years, who have currently accelerated their anti-God, anti-family, anti-American agenda under the Biden Reich for the complete and final destruction of any last vestige of the Founding principles and the Bill of Rights and the abrogation of our Inalienable God-given Rights.

Nothing has saddened me more, of late, than to consider all the fine American men and women who have sacrificed their lives in battles against men who sought to impose tyrannical ideologies upon all the people of the world, as they entered these wars fully convinced that their efforts and their lives — should they fall — were purchasing and securing the freedom of mankind. Even more sad, and vile, is witnessing such a tyrannical ideology now in control of America’s government, despite all these millions of sacrifices in years gone by for the cause of Liberty.

Many more Americans are certain to perish in the battles ahead, as one can full well expect our nation’s domestic situation to grow exponentially worse by the day, due to Joe Biden’s destructive anti-American policies, that seek to weaken America on the international and domestic stage, making America a vassal to China, a country that has compromised Joe and turned him into an agent for China, and Americans weakened and impoverished and totally dependent on the Government and the favor of the Democratic Party Communists. For those of us who may live through our troubled times or perish in the coming civil strife, let us do our best to prepare ourselves to perish with a clear vision of the world we will be leaving behind and fight like hell to ensure that our children and their children’s children will be living in a better America as Free Born Men and Women.

Biden’s so-called “bipartisan” Infrastructure Bill is one massive New Green Deal with a starting price-tag of one trillion dollars. And in an unbelievable turn of events, during the United Nations Climate Conference in Egypt over the weekend, the Biden Reich has pledged billions of more dollars to offset U.S. carbon emissions, which further taxes all Americans in just one more massive criminal con-game and redistribution of the wealth scheme in the name of “Climate Reparations”, at a time when inflation, a severe economic downturn and supply chain troubles are hurting Americans across the board, while China, a wealthy nation too, isn’t paying one red cent to this scam and continues to be the worst of the carbon emission offenders — this on top of signals via a recent report from the National Health Institute touting sixty percent of the people in favor of wearing masks that suggests the Biden regime would love to bring back masks, lockdowns and greater mass surveillance in order to fully control the American people and manipulate and coerce them in a manner that ensures the Democratic Party Marxist-Maoists’ hold on power for decades to come.

Biden has destroyed America’s energy industry for the fantasy of total “green energy” that cannot even function without the support of fossil fuels, e.g. oil and natural gas, and in the doing, he touts all the new jobs that are coming with these New Green Deal jobs, while destroying American jobs across the board in oil and gas and making prices everywhere climb exorbitantly. Please understand that even tho’ he’s presenting “opportunity” in a Green Deal fantasy, destruction isn’t in any American’s best interests, nor does it create profits for anyone, as it’s reminiscent of the numerous failed efforts by Obama, in this regard, like the Solyndra debacle that served as payola for Obama loyalists.

Heaping harm, injury and insult on the largest majority of Americans, Joe Biden still acts as if all America is queer and seeking to change their sex like one changes their underwear. This summer, he signed an executive order that allows healthcare workers, teachers and social workers to continue to subvert parental rights and control of their children by secretly indoctrinating and aiding children to engage in hormone therapy and have sex-change operations, even if it violates a state’s laws.

Biden is acting as a dictator would and as if his word is de facto law, regardless of what any existing law actually states in black and white. His regime is neither a state capitalism or Marxist socialism, but rather it is simply authoritarian, arbitrary and totally lawless in its nature.

Adding to the misery of America, the Biden Reich continues to violate sound existing immigration law and aid the hordes of Illegal Aliens to flood across the U.S. Southern Border by the millions, projected to rise to 6.5 million per year [18,000 per day] or more from this point on. Millions of people who would not work to better their own nations, or stay and fight to save them, now demand to be allowed to partake of all that remains for America to offer, as we see them charging Border Patrol Agents with flags from Venezuela and Honduras and elsewhere, which is serving to drive the final nail in America’s coffin.

To make matters worse, at the same moment that tons of the deadly drug fentanyl are pouring across the Southern Border in trucks driven by violent cartel members and in the backpacks or rectal cavities and stomachs of Illegal Alien drug mules, courtesy of President Xi and the Chinese drug lords — killing thousands of young Americans each year now — China Joe has sent his joke of a “secretary of state” Anthony Blinken to beg for more high-level meetings with Xi, so Joe can continue his kow-towing and kissing Xi’s ass.

China Joe is simply following his own greedy nature in order to keep the millions of Chinese dollars flowing to his bank account per agreements set by Hunter Biden, while he also stays true to the Commie course and the example set by Obama, who met with top Chinese communists after his two terms for a discussion among communist operatives.

As we saw in a recent White House press briefing, genuine freedom of the press doesn’t exist — not of one asks about the origins of the Covid virus in front of the totalitarian-natured Dr Anthony Fauci and an equally authoritarian White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre. It is impossible to fully express one’s free opinion, on social media or the mainstream media, whether by a type-written or hand-written document or word of mouth in corporate level or ordinary workplace areas without running the risk of being “canceled” and ostracized or fired from one’s job, since so much of Corporate America now embraces the new Marxist-Maoist Cancel-Culture Bullshit espoused and facilitated by the Biden regime. Rather than free interactions and associations between all people, within the framework of the Democratic Party Communists and their supporters, there is a cry of “one party in power and all the rest in prison”.

The Biden regime is comprised of communist holdovers within the federal government, void of devotion to America and anything resembling a conscience and anything close to critical analytical skills, who hate traditional America and all that means as it pertains to American culture. It has grabbed the reins of power by hook and crook and legerdemain outside normal and legal channels, and within its hands, it has concentrated an economic and political strength unseen in American history to date, regardless of whatever parity one believes is seen in the closely divided Congress. It’s strength lies in its willingness to do anything necessary to hold power, even if that requires breaking every law in the book.

But make no mistake, no one can seriously believe the new Republican caucus will fully represent the cause of Liberty, if it is unwilling to fire Senator Mitch McConnell and Representative Kevin McCarthy, who have given aid and comfort to the Democrats at key moments that harmed America and further suppressed our rights. They are playing for the other side in too many instances and remaking the Republican Party into something most of us didn’t vote to support, with them and many other Republicans-in-Name-Only being elected under false pretenses after saying all the right things and then acting to the contrary; they were elected because they pretended to be an actual alternative to the Democrats, when nothing could be further from the truth.

Every act of power, every bill passed, every executive order and every policy measure employed and implemented by China Joe is an exercise in power, with the intended purpose of increasing the Democratic Party Communists’ power, not in any manner designed to bring happiness to the American people who fall prey to them. It is upon the miserable conditions they have imposed on all America, that these oppressors rest their whole weight so easily, as they pin their hopes and agenda to the current weakness they witness coursing through American society.

The Democrats want to replace our history and traditions with fake and fallacious rewritten “history”, and most of all, they intend to replace the individual and the word “I” with their demented, delusional vision of their collective and the word “We”, with every parcel of land, all water and all resources under their control, the control of an all powerful suzerainship, an authoritarian Socialist State, the Leviathan.

As hard as it is for freedom-loving Americans to fathom, a very large segment of the American people no longer care to be strong or independent, casting aside the lessons of history and those fine words left to us by the Founders of America. They’ve cast aside any desire to be free in favor of an all-knowing, all-seeing Nanny State that’s a combination of Big Brother, Stalin and Mary Poppins rolled into one, and they are more indoctrinated and prone to obey so easily and willingly, from years of public “education”, that they can hardly be roused to the point of fighting to regain their freedom. But ironically, they will fight, maim, kill and burn cities to the ground in the name of the Nanny State and keeping the government welfare checks flowing, as they fight to hold onto their own cold chains of serfdom and enslavement to the state.

Today, there are very few in Congress, aside from the Freedom Caucus, who actually represent the American people or the principles the nation was founded upon. A corrupt people keep sending even more corrupt people to “represent” them, failing to grasp the fact that these people only strive to their own ends, goals and rewards, and the current sick and twisted abuse of power seen throughout federal and state governments is the end result, to the detriment of all America. And this will continue until it is forcefully opposed and completely eradicated from the system.

A dear lady and a fine writer and American patriot, Madame Defarge, recently wrote an article suggesting that voting will not bring America back from the brink of Her destruction and fall to complete authoritarian socialism, and in part, she suggested that it would take the nullification of the Biden regime’s bills and executive orders or secession. Short of that, she acknowledged it would come down to a violent act of armed liberation, by “the blade”.

However, even in conservative leaning so-called “Red States”, there exists entire large swathes of the population that support the Marxist-Maoist Cancel Culture ideology. It would be virtually impossible for states to secede and still maintain any semblance of ideological integrity based on the Founding Principles for the continuation of freedom and liberty for all. In my own home state of Tennessee, considered a “Red State”, the major cities, such as Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis, and even my hometown of Murfreesboro, are hotbeds of socialist activism and subversion.

Most conservatives and independents have done their best to live by America’s guiding principles, and we have tried to live our lives to be helpful in a useful and beneficial manner at all times for everyone in the country, especially as it pertains to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness regarding both persons and property, blameless and meaning no harm and doing no wrong to others.

This has worked against America in the face of an enemy from within that is willing to lie, cheat, steal and kill to win and hold power, an enemy that lives by a totalitarian creed that demands its imposition upon free people by any means necessary, including rioting and burning entire cities. And, eventually, just like the Bolsheviks of 1917, they will not shy away from using violent, armed force to attempt to subjugate the remaining freedom-loving and liberty-loving populace, as America already sees that most of the federal institutions — the military too — have had their ranks purged of conservative leaders and are weaponized to serve the Democratic Party Communists’ goals.

If everyone followed their better angels, tried living independent lives and cut the government down to its original purposes, America wouldn’t find Herself in such dire straits. But someone always wants to be king, and therein lies the problem.

In a letter to Stephen Smith in 1787, Thomas Jefferson wrote:

“The people can not be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions it is a lethargy, the forerunner of death to public liberty. ….. What country before ever existed a century and a half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts … What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

A dark artery of evil runs through the heart of America today, that makes a revival of Christian principles highly unlikely in the short-term, and unless liberty-loving Americans can persuade a great majority to take the moral path and a path that leads towards a high level of individual liberty over more government and growing tyranny, we don’t return from this dark place in our history until and unless some few or many great American patriots fight a blazing, red-hot civil war focused on tearing the reins of power from known communists and globalists and the power-brokers behind the scenes, purging the nation of their vile ilk and rebuilding any new emerging government in such a manner that actually makes it possible to act more decisively and effectively than we have witnessed through meaningless acts of impeachment without teeth.

Those who sought to end this nation must truly be held accountable, immediately charged, arrested and prosecuted to the full extent of righteous law, and the same goes double for all future elected officials who may decide to so blatantly violate our rights as enumerated in the Bill of Rights and noted in our Declaration of Independence, up to and including life under a prison or death at the end of a rope hung from the balcony of the Capitol Building or the White House itself.

Remind them what “consent of the governed” means, by tearing the choking weeds and vines from around the roots of the Tree of Liberty, even if it means bring the rotten tree to the ground and planting anew, by destroying this current massively corrupt self-serving system based on a bastardized version of the Constitution. With axes and rifles in hand, let America’s soil run red with blood once more, if that’s where our path must go to truly live as Free Born Men and Women once again, and step into the light with Truth on our side, separating good from evil, the wheat from the chaff, leaving the dead carcasses of the red, radical Democratic Party communists stacked ten feet high and ten feet deep in all directions for as far as the eye can see.


Justin O. Smith has lived in Tennessee off and on most of his adult life, and graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 1980, with a B.S. and a double major in International Relations and Cultural Geography – minors in Military Science and English, for what its worth. His real education started from that point on. Smith worked 8 years for the LaVergne Fire Department – two years as their clean-up boy – and became a working fireman at age 16, working his way through college and subsequently joining the U.S. Army. Since then he primarily have contracted construction and traveled – spending quite a bit of time up and down the Columbia River Gorge, in the Puget Sound on Whidby Island and down around Ft. Lauderdale and South Beach. Justin currently writes a weekly column for The Rutherford Reader in Murfreesboro, TN, which he calls home, in addition to being a frequent contributor to the Federal Observer – and spend as much time as possible with his two beautiful and intelligent daughters and five grandchildren. Justin Love God, Family and Our Majestic and Wonderful America, and am a Son of Liberty.

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