Our Pursuit of Domestic Tranquility
Our American Republic was conceived in liberty to execute the mandate of the people within the constraints of the Constitution; “…establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity,…” The Republic for the United States of America is committed to the lawful return exclusively to those delegated authorities. Our American Republic should not be confused with an organization; it is the lawful interim government for the American people; a government in waiting. The Republic provides the lawful playing field for Americans to interact with each other. The American Republic has no affiliation with organizations promoting commercial process or remedy. It cannot and will not endorse, in any way, the private activities of Americans as they seek remedy or short term protective measures in regards to the corporate UNITED STATES. A partial list of short term remedies is as follows:
1. State Citizenship Related Remedies
2. Common Law Grand Jury Remedies
3. IRS Related Remedies
4. Land Patent Related Activities
5. Private issued I.D.s
6. Sovereign Citizen Related Remedies
7. Secessionists movements
The Republic itself is the ultimate remedy for the American people. Americans have a choice to make. Do we want a lawful representative republican form of governance? Yes, or No?
What is meant by “lawful representative republican form of governance?” That means the following:
1. A government that answers to our constitution; not one that reinterprets its meaning.
2. A government that upholds and protects the God given unalienable rights of every American; not one that pretends to protect these rights.
3. A government that has three distinct and separate branches that hold each other accountable to the Law of the Land; not one in which the three branches collude to uphold unlawful acts.
4. A government that upholds and actively promotes our law form; not one that actively works to tear down the walls of law established by the founders.
5. A government that respects our right to privacy to the highest degree; not one that actively seeks to invade our privacy and promotes the actions of others who do the
6. A government that protects and defends private property rights; not one that abolished those rights and continues to do so.
The American people are currently being abused by an interim corporate government that daily commits domestic violence against our law form. When we hear the term “domestic violence” used today in our culture it brings to us certain thoughts of abuse or harmful behavior within a home or family setting. While this is an accurate depiction of “domestic violence” for our time frame in history, it is not the meaning our founding fathers had in mind when they penned our Constitution. What did the founding fathers mean when they referred to “domestic Violence” in article four of our Constitution?
Article 4 Sec. 4:
“The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened), against domestic Violence.”
In order to better define this term let’s first clarify and define the use of the term or title “The United States”. We’ll start by looking at the Preamble to our Constitution. This will help us create a firm foundation to build an accurate definition on.
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
If the people are of the “United States” then they are also the people of the “union” of States that they are making “more perfect” with the Constitution. So the American people are the people of the land or territory of America, which are divided into States that are in “union”. Thus they are the people of the United States of America, the Nation. Therefore, we could say: “we the people of these American States in Union” since the United States of America is the Nation. So the United States is the name of the nation, the same as the name “The United States of America;” they are the same, there is no difference. Because the government is of, by, and for the people it is appropriate that this government is often referred to as the “United States” as we have seen in numerous instances in various documents.
Now let’s look at the forth section of Article 4 of the Constitution again. Sec 4: The United States (the Nation – the People) shall guarantee to every State in this Union (the individual body’s politic formed into statehood) a Republican Form of Government. So, in a representative Republic, how does the Nation meet its obligations to the people or States in union, as is mandated by the “Preamble” or in this case the mandate to guarantee a republican form of government? The Nation must be enabled to enforce this guarantee. Yes this is law, real law; the Law of the Land. But if the people are indeed the nation, does this mean that the people or even the States have to secure this mandate of their own individual abilities? Well, the American people and the States certainty have a right and obligation to do so. However, the reason for the Nation to be formed in union was for the mutual benefit of all. This union of States formed the National government for this and other purposes. This concept may seem elementary to this discussion but it is more widely misunderstood than you may think.
It is the national government that is mandated to guarantee a republican form of government because the government is formed of, by, and for the people. In this instance the title “The United States” is referring to the government, in particular, the National government. So they could write: The United States (the National government of, by, and for the people) shall guarantee to every State in the Union a Republican Form of Government… We can safely state that they are referring to the National government because the Constitution established the National government, not the States or local governments.
It has been important to establish who is being tasked with the job to guarantee a republican form of government so that we can understand the potential parameters of this crime. Yes “domestic Violence” is a crime, a very serious one but not in the way we may think of it today. Article 4 Section 4 of the Constitution embodies the entire scope of the “Preamble” probably more so than any other single section of the Constitution.
This section is written specifically to protect the States from outward invasion and treasonous, seditious or rebellious acts from within to alter, prohibit or disrupt the lawful execution of our republican style of governance. This section is the implementation vehicle provided by the people to enforce “domestic Tranquility” emphasized in the preamble. This section of law also gave President Lincoln lawful authority and a Constitutional duty to reject the unlawful actions of the southern States and compel them, by force if necessary, to return to a Republican form of government in which the rights of all the people are recognized and guaranteed by law not to be infringed upon.
To better understand the founder’s interpretation of “domestic Violence” let’s look at Webster’s 1826 dictionary for the following definitions:
DOMESTIC, adjective [Latin , a house.]
4. Pertaining to a nation considered as a family, or to ones own country; intestine; not foreign; as domestic troubles; domestic dissensions.
5. Made in ones own house, nation or country; as domestic manufactures.
VI’OLENCE, noun [Latin violentia.]
1. Physical force; strength of action or motion; as the violence of a storm; the violence of a blow or of a conflict.
2. Moral force; vehemence. The critic attacked the work with violence
3. Outrage; unjust force; crimes of all kinds.
The earth was filled with violence Genesis 6:11.
4. Eagerness; vehemence.
You ask with violence
5. Injury; infringement. Offer no violence to the laws, or to the rules of civility.
6. Injury; hurt.
Do violence to no man. Luke 3:14.
7. Ravishment; rape.
To do violence to or on, to attack; to murder.
But, as it seems, did violence on herself.
To do violence to, to outrage; to force; to injure. He does violence to his own opinions.
The term “domestic Violence” as used in the context of Article 4 Section 4 of our Constitution could be best summarized as follows: A treasonous, seditious or rebellious act from within to alter, prohibit or disrupt the lawful execution of our republican style of governance. The lawful execution of our republican form or style of governance requires the protection and defense of the Supreme law of the land and the implementation of the mandates of the “Preamble.” This sets a very high standard. So serious was this issue to the founders that they made provision for the suspension of one of their most prized positions in their newly founded liberty, the “Writ of Habeas Corpus”. But as we see in this clause this suspension was only to be done in the best interest of the “people” and for their safety. It is also safe to say that it would be a temporary condition to deal with extreme cases of lawlessness and the interruption of “domestic Tranquility”.
Article 1 sec. 9 cl. 2:
“The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of
Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.”
As we know, our republican form of government was intended to protect the rights of all people living by the principles of our law form, no matter how small the minority. Because our law form and style of government are so intertwined and interdependent, we see that a threat to one is a threat to the other. We also see that Article 4 Sec. 4 has a very broad scope with distinct duties and protections to deal with extreme lawlessness. So you could also define “domestic Violence” as extreme lawlessness from within whose outcome or intent will rob the American people of justice, domestic tranquility, common defense, general welfare and the blessings of liberty. We will try to stay focused on the domestic aspect, but it is easy to see how exterior forces can influence and manipulate domestic forces especially when operating in commerce.
Our law form is the foundation of our laws and lawful behavior. It is the foundation of our Constitution, the Law of the Land. It teaches us the principles of good civil order for our republican form of government. The Constitution is the implementation of our style of government for our American Republic. As stated before, our law form and Republican form / style of government are intertwined. Therefore an assault against one is an assault on the other. Understanding this key concept we can begin to define those things which constitute “domestic Violence” through the same lens our founding fathers wrote Article 4 Sec. 4 of the Constitution.
As with every aspect of the Constitution the founders spent a considerable amount of time hammering out the details of each article and section, the forth Article is no different. By doing so and keeping records of their proceedings they have provided us with the best way to garner the proper definition of “Domestic violence” from the convention. Their own words in discussion and debate over the fourth Article are more than sufficient to provide what we need.
In the discussion it was apparent that the forth Article was a means to protect a unified “Union”. Secondly the forth Article made it clear that the only form of government that was acceptable to them was a Republic. The following are excerpts from the journals of the Federal convention of 1787. Specific dates and names are included below:
From June 11th: Mr. Randolph was for the present amendment, because a republican government must be the basis of our national union; and no state in it ought to have it in their power to change its government into a monarchy.–Agreed to
From July 18th: Mr. Randolph moved to add as amendt. to the motion; “and that no State be at liberty to form any other than a Republican Govt.” Mr. Madison seconded the motion
Prior to the final draft of the resolution the following definition was given to that which was being guaranteed and key points of the resolution.
Resolved That a Republican Form of Government shall be guarantied to each State; and that each State shall be protected against foreign and domestic Violence.
12. make Laws for calling forth the Aid of the militia, to execute the Laws of the Union to repel Invasion to inforce Treaties suppress internal Comns.
14. To subdue a rebellion in any particular state, on the application of the legislature thereof.
2. The guarantee is
1. to prevent the establishment of any government, not republican
3. to protect each state against internal commotion: and
2. against external invasion.
4. But this guarantee shall not operate in the last Case without an application from the legislature of a state.
James Madison seems to sum up the need for this section of the fourth Article at the Virginia ratifying convention June 6th, 1788.
…”Without uniformity of discipline, military bodies would be incapable of action: without a general controlling power to call forth the strength of the Union to repel invasions, the country might be overrun and conquered by foreign enemies: without such a power to suppress insurrections, our liberties might be destroyed by domestic faction, and domestic tyranny be established.”
A thorough and complete reading of the journals of the federal convention, Federalist no. 43 and Mr. Madison’s comments before the Virginia ratifying convention will give further clarity to this subject. So how do we benefit from this knowledge? We finally have the basis to form the proper definition of “domestic Violence” as it was understood by our founding fathers.
Our definition of “domestic Violence” based on the words and actions of our founding fathers is as follows:
An attack, rebellion, insurrection or commotion from within intended to do harm to or replace the institution of Republican government at the County, State or Federal level of Government or the people.
While the Constitution is designed to restrain the government and protect the rights of the people, this particular section also makes it clear that the people must also remain lawfully honorable. The creation of the Constitution does not give open consent to allow “the people” to do whatever they please. This is directed specifically at “the people” not outside forces. It may be to prevent “the people” from acting on behalf of an outside force but it is “the people” that are clearly being restrained here. Treason, rebellion and sedition are actions taken from people within, not without.
An exception to this would be if the government failed to provide basic Constitutional requirements as mandated by the Preamble or if it became tyrannical and operated outside of that document causing the people to rebel. We therefore see the reasoning behind Article 6 clause 3 which states:
Article 6 clause 3:
“The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”
The oath was created to establish a culture of adherence to law, Constitutional law at all levels of government. The oath itself should cause the recipient to first understand its ramifications and obligations. The oath also provided the people with a powerful remedy. Those who violate their oath can be removed from office and should the violation be so egregious, can face criminal prosecution and may even face charges of sedition or treason. It is easy to see here that such behavior is destructive to our Republic and should well be considered “domestic Violence”.
Because our Republican form of government is constitutionally guaranteed, acts from within to subvert, change or replace it fall within the parameters of “domestic Violence”. Acts of violence or rebellion against the lawful Republican government just because someone does not like a certain aspect of the law is not acceptable. Such acts may be encouraged in a democracy but they violate the lawful civil course of good orderly political procedure in a republican form of government.
So you may ask, why has it been necessary to go through this exercise to understand “domestic Violence”? Let’s look at the current push by both internal and external forces to get the American people to believe that we are and have always been a Democracy. Most of us have grown up hearing this message. But does this really square with what we have just learned? To get the answer let’s test it to see if there is any truth to the idea.
• Are a Republic and a Democracy the same thing? Answer – No.
Our American Representative Republic, as with any republican form of government, is based on an established set of rules or law. In the case of our American Republic our basis of law is: “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal and are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”. A democracy, on the other hand, may start at the same point but anything and everything is subject to the whims of the people provided you can garner a majority of people to agree with you. Therefore rights have no constitutionally protected guarantee in a democracy.
• Has Article 4 section 4 of the Constitutional ever been repealed? Answer – No.
The Guarantee of a Republican form of government still stands in real law.
What this all exposes is that the United States of America has undergone drastic changes since its founding. As we look at the questions and answers above it is clear that there has been an effort to change or replace our republican form of government. This violates every mandate of the Preamble of our Constitution and Article 4 Section 4 of this document we all cherish so dearly. The failure to protect the basic rights of the American people which are guaranteed by our republican form of government may be the height of “domestic Violence’ against the American people. It is the duty of every individual who still has breath to do their part to bring an end to these destructive actions. The only lawful cure for the American people is an immediate return to our Constitutional representative Republic.
Working together the American People can fix our broken corporate government; there is hope for something better. If you can dream once more and have the courage to turn that dream into reality, our Republic is waiting for us.
Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest. Joshua 1:7, KJV
Let’s work together to ensure a peaceful transition from government tyranny to a government that once again serves and represents the American People in our pursuit of “domestic Tranquility”. Ask what you can do to help rebuild our American Dream of Liberty and Justice for All at Republicfortheunitedstates.org . May God bless our American Republic.
James Buchanan Geiger
Republic for the United States of America