Sunshine in her eyes aflame I see her image in my reveries A goodness like a heavenly claim A wisp of hope calls to me Beyond the temporal earth and sea A light unto the skies of dawn A new beginning of a happy song In affections promise, commences friendship’s gift Hidden in the loam, sunshine’s warmth kisses the seed Awakened out of its peaceful repose, the blossom lifts Near comes her hand, picking the bloom An exquisite rosette out of the earth’s womb She places in her hair By: Baltazar Bolado
The Articles of Confederation
Revolution is a serious, often bloody, business.
In 1776, July 4th was not a time of festivities and celebrations. It was a time of fear and great struggle.
There is dread and awful trepidation when people stand at the crossroads between liberty and despotism and determine they will live or die to be free. It is terrifying when a people resolve that a rebellion is the only coarse for them to take to stop the decline of their freedom.
On July 4th, 1776, the Second Continental Congress officially adopted the Declaration of Independence.
The sacred document, fully drafted and edited by the “Committee of Five” at the Philadelphia print shop of John Dunlap, printed Thomas Jefferson’s memorable words—based in large part on the Virginia Declaration of Rights, drafted by George Mason and James Madison—and dispatched hundreds of copies across the 13 colonies to newspapers, administrators, even to the military commanders of the Continental Army.
History refers to these copies as the “Dunlap broadsides”, and immediately the words of war caused a riot to develop in New York, the one dissenting state to adopting the document.
As the words of war inflamed the countryside, the firestorms of Liberty’s breath ignited the souls of the public servants and inspired the Continental Congress to frame another document, the Articles of Confederation. With the Articles, the words of war of the Declaration of Independence took the form of the United States Confederacy.
It would take five years of blood and war before the Articles of Confederation would be ratified, yet, through the Confederacy, Congress conducted the Revolution.
Through the Confederacy, the thirteen colonies became thirteen independent sovereign powers delegating certain federal powers to the Confederacy.
Out of the Confederacy, The Republic of the United States of America was born.Civil War—Loyalists Versus the Patriots
After suffering through years of executive and judicial power abuse at the hands of the English Lords, the newly formed Citizens of the Republic were careful to strictly limit the power of the legislature.
Yet, a more pronounced distress lurked in the hearts and minds of the fresh and new citizens.
Their ideological antagonism and strife.
Liberty has watched over many civil wars.
It is the price of freedom that it breeds rivalry and clash.
So, during the specter of revolution against a mighty United Kingdom, a civil war ignited within the Confederacy.
The civil war between the Loyalists and the Patriots.
Because of fear, and many other reasons, the Loyalists believed that remaining loyal to the Crown was the best avenue for survival.
The Patriots did not agree. To them, bowing to any man, woman, or throne, was an affront to their right to exist as free people. Moreover, they dared to believe they were equals to a king.
After the war, John Adams estimated that 33% of the people favored independence, 33% opposed it, and the remaining 34% were either neutral, or had moral objections to the war.
It is logical to imagine the young Roman Republic, trembling in terror at the spectacle of warring against Hannibal’s diabolical cunning, and facing down extermination, also warring against themselves on how to conduct the war.
It is because of the fierce and violent flames that erupt from out of Liberty’s inferno that division so easily takes hold. Liberty is nothing more than a license to think individually, no matter what, and to question every idea, regardless who conceived it.United Storm
The Revolutionary War and the Punic Wars challenged Liberty, and each time, facing tremendous odds, Liberty prevailed.
But throughout the history of Liberty’s struggle to endure and tolerate the encumbrance of the oppressor, one element has remained.
In order to brave the monumental storms—internal and external—division has been the igniting fire of a free people.
Nevertheless, beneath the coals and embers of the fire of division, an even greater fire rages within the soul of the citizen of the Republic.
The fire of unity.
While freedom produces the courage to face up to the tyrant, it promotes an environment of contention and the flames of civil war.
In Publius: Libertas Aut Mors, a civil war between citizens is the central plot. The focus of the story’s conflict causes the lines to become blurred between protagonist and villain. All that remains are the apprehension and fear of citizens who believe they are fighting for the soul of a country they no longer can recognize.
If we are to remain divided by our ideologies and notions of governance, then so be it. It is our autonomous privilege.
However, if we are to brave the tempests that confront us, we must find a path within our hearts to bond and discover the unifying force that has always saved us in our darkest moments.
Only the magnificent creation of the Republic is able to protect and nurture Liberty’s flames of independence.
We are the lowly vessels who give life to this force and bring about its expression of freedom.
As in Publius: Libertas Aut Mors, if the United States of America is to survive the trials and tribulations afflicting it today, only the Republic can save it.On twitter: https://twitter.com/baltazar_bolado Author of: http://baltazarbolado.com/book/publius-liberatas-aut-mors/ http://baltazarbolado.com/book/paint-black/
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Love, Romance, and Liberty
I wrote Publius: Libertas Aut Mors because it had sat in my guts for so long it had burned a hole in my grit and left my heart in a hellhole.
I avoided writing the story for many years because I knew it would be a torment not easily endured.
Publius: Libertas Aut Mors is a love story on many levels. Full of plots and subplots, and unforgettable characters, the entire story is full of the turmoil only love can bring to the surface.
Love of Liberty, love of the inamorata and inamorato, love of kin and clan—the expressivevortex that explodes across the pages of Publius: Libertas Aut Mors is a reflection of the inner turbulence that is raging across our country today.
Liberty is a tumult, an uproar within the braveries of the Citizen who loves its idea that cannot be seen or felt in part or in model, but as a complete whole.
Love is like that.
You can’t love someone in fragment or piece, you must love the whole person.
As a lover of liberty, I accept it for what it is. I don’t try to change it, for if I do, the result will habitually render a less, cheaper version of liberty.
You can’t change people. They are who they are, and their identity is rooted in their chromosomal meaning.
Likewise, you can’t change liberty if it is to remain in a perfect state. By altering its point of reference, liberty will suffer the consequence of duplicity and betrayal.
Liberty is liberty.100 vs 99—An Ideological War
Publius: Libertas Aut Mors is not a novel to read.
Publius: Libertas Aut Mors is a way of life.
Every single day you live in the Republic of the United States of America, you are living its pages.
From its origin upon the ancient hills of Rome, to the rocky seashore at Plymouth, from the orations and treaties of Marcus Tullius Cicero, to the affirmations ofWilliam Bradford and the Mayflower Compact, liberty has always endured whole and true, standing in the highest temple, a matron of independence, a disciple of the Creator’s endowments and unalienable rights to all people.
Pick a side—liberty demands it.
Live free or die.
Pursue happiness completely, or live in chains, under the bondage of a state illusion that declares liberty but restricts and controls its full expression.
Publius: Libertas Aut Mors is a declaration of an ideological war. An affirmation of independence that refuses to allow even the hint of limitation on the people’s autonomy.
Deadlier than bombs or bullets, the war of words of Publius: Libertas Aut Mors call for a stirring of the original spirit of patriotism that led to the battles of Lexington and Concord.
If love is a battlefield of emotion and passion, then Publius: Libertas Aut Mors describes an Armageddon between the true liberty of 1776 versus the phony liberty buried under an avalanche of debt, and threatened by collectivism tendencies, and the myriad of anti-gun armies that foolishly believe they can legislate and decree peace on earth to criminals and savages, while penalizing the law-abiding armed Citizen.
Yet, the iniquities of Marxism are not the worst evil threatening liberty in our country.
The worst evil against our American Liberty is the moronic, fatuous conviction of many who believe that a mob of 100 demented voters are wiser than 99.
If socialism is evil, then democracy reaches into the lowest pits of human consciousness and removes all governmental oversight into the human condition and releases the depravity of the horde to solve our problems and plot our course toward tomorrow.
Only a mob mentality could come to the delusional conclusion that a country can survive without borders. Only a horde could believe that a government is more essential than the people it is created to serve.
Publius: Libertas Aut Mors thunders against a big government that decides it is better to remove citizens, rather than resolve their issues.
The ancient Greeks learned the malicious, frightening brutality democracy inflicts upon mortality. They quickly removed it from the incubator that nurtured Western Civilization into existence.
We must heed the warnings of the past and defend ourselves and our posterity from the sick and twisted malcontents who wish to place us at the mercy of the mob.
Publius: Libertas Aut Mors is a book of love and romance. But if you’re looking for a novel of pulp and sugar, then look elsewhere because it is not a soft read. Rather, it is the kind of gut-wrenching, affair of the heart, story that pierces all semblance of armor and strength we possess and renders us defenseless under the onslaught of emotional carnage.
A bleeding heart will never heal completely, harboring the scars and pain of the unbearable suffering long after its deadly encounter. Splashed across its pages, written with the blood of its characters, Publius: Libertas Aut Mors stabs at the reader’s heart relentlessly, far beyond the final word of its epic story.http://baltazarbolado.com On twitter: https://twitter.com/baltazar_bolado Author of: http://baltazarbolado.com/book/publius-liberatas-aut-mors/ http://baltazarbolado.com/book/paint-black/
The recent ink offered by Jill Colvin and Colleen Long is drenched with the foul stench of falsehoods that is typical of Associated Press yellow journalism. AP lies—all of it. Saying Trump wrongly insisted that his administration had no choice but to separate families apprehended at the border because federal law and a court decision is an outright media lie. The news media pushed this false—full of lies—story. It isn’t Trump’s law—the clearness and fullness of the law has existed since the foundation of our country. If we are to remain a country, then by all means all law-breakers must be punished. For many reasons, including the benefit of the child, the children of the law-breaker are not allowed to face the full majesty of the law. The question is unpretentious and forthright: If a citizen of a foreign nation crosses another country’s sovereign border is it a legal, or illegal act? If a law has been broken, then enforcement of the law is compulsory if the legal system is to exist and survive. The prevailing legal application of non-refoulement, with respect to asylum, is the basis of argument by those who have wailed against President Trump’s so-called “No Tolerance” policy. Essentially, no such legal edifice exists. Many have argued that simply because the White House used the expression doesn’t make it a law. They’re correct. Long before President Trump assumed the office of president, the UNHCR (UN High Commissioner for Refugees) drafted the international legal precedence that governs not only the refugee, but the substance of non-refoulement. The UNHCR’s Note on the Principle of Non-Refoulement was drafted in and around November 1997. Moreover, the foundation of all international law concerning the refugee within global currents and undercurrents dates back to 1951 and is sustained by Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of human rights 1948, which concedes the right of persons to seek asylum from prosecution in other countries. The status of the refugee and the classification of the asylum-seeker is fully addressed by the Geneva Convention, and is both a status and rights-based instrument, underpinned by a number of fundamental principles, most notably non-discrimination, non-penalization and non-refoulement. The States Parties to the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and the 1967 Protocol, signed by 145 nations, including the United States in 1968, was adopted on 31 January, 1967, and entered into force on 4 October, 1967. The 1967 Protocol removed all geographical limitations and thus gave the Convention universal coverage. The Convention outlines a modicum of standards for the treatment of refugees, without prejudice. These rights include access to courts, primary education, work, and the consideration for documentation. Since its inception, the 1967 protocol document is as widely accepted as the Nansen passport. It is in the area of access to courts that I focus attention to. If access to courts is given, then legal basis is grounded in the status of the refugee, and the refugee is as subject to legal standing as any other entity. Consequently, the legal establishment of the refugee is subject to all laws and statutes of the country sought out. Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights establishes the principle of non-refoulement as the bedrock of asylum and of international refugee law. A refugee is not the same as an asylum-seeker. Article 1 of the 1951 UN Convention, modified by the 1967 Protocol, identify a refugee as a person who “owing to well-founded fear of being prosecuted for various reasons, including race, religion, and political opinion, is outside the country of nationality and is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country. An asylum-seeker is someone who says he or she is a refugee, but whose claim has not yet been established or proven. Unless the reasons for fleeing a country in a mass refugee movement are evident, such as war and political oppression, claims by asylum-seekers cannot be declared prima facie refugees. To further emphasize the refugee status method, neither International refugee law or international human rights treaties articulate an explicit entitlement to asylum for the individuals concerned, nor impose an obligation on states to grant asylum. Individuals have a right to seek asylum, not to be granted asylum, and the states have the right to grant asylum, but no obligation. The Geneva Convention does not guarantee asylum-seekers the right to be granted refugee status, even if they fulfil the conditions to be considered refugees; this remains at state discretion. Each state is also free to establish the conditions for granting asylum. This situation is reinforced by the fact that no body is entitled to interpret the Geneva Convention authoritatively, unlike most other international human rights treaties. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has the duty to supervise its application, but has no authority to provide mandatory interpretations. The task of interpreting the Convention has thus fallen to domestic law-makers and courts. As the asylum-seeker is not a refugee simply because they demand to be, rather they are subject to the laws of whatever host country they choose, it is up to the host country to classify their status. Under such a transitional and impermanent status, a condition of arraignment is in order. Appropriately, a person charged with a transgression is separated from their family and stands before the law to face the charge alone. This is the spirit of the law, and was being appropriately conducted by the Trump Administration. In summary: our country is as swarming as a crowded theater. Freedom of Speech is not protected if someone screams “Fire!” in a crowded theater when no fire exists. This is what the yellow journalism media is doing, right now. When the theater is jam-packed and bursting, the media is unleashing their loudest ear-piercing, high-pitched wail. Like they’ve behaved for the past 160 years in the USA—the media has pulled a false story out of the putrid, foulness of their cesspit of mendacities and pushed a false narrative to get their unctuous way. These lecherous, yellow journalists won’t stop until they’re stopped. The propagandists and media liars have much power. Every single movement in history has first been thrust across the minds of the masses via the end of the pen. Take these liars and propagandists seriously, or else they’ll make the weak-minded and the gullible believe that 2+2 equals 6. Their unscrupulous actions are tantamount to treason. Judgment against treason must be severe, and is best served at the gallows. Propagandists, with the intention of disrupting and destroying our Republic deserve the severest punishment, executed swiftly. If not, our Republic will die. Publius (more…)
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Since Marx, Engels, and Lenin, they’re argument and methods are always the same: We simply want what’s best for you, and we want to help you. Using this methodology, with their corruption and lies they have raped, pillaged, and murdered hundreds of millions, even billions of people throughout human history. Under the same vile conditions they set on others, they remove themselves from the equation by professing that the pains of leadership do not allow them to apply the laws they dictate upon others, to pertain to themselves. They come with hands extended for our money, our possessions, even our lives. If this does not work, they resort to violence, and using sweet words of love and compassion, they will take our billfolds at gunpoint. Throughout history they have destroyed countries and empires with the vileness of a colony of vampires, sucking the lifeblood out of economies, bleeding them dry. This is what is occurring now in our Republic. Our debt has skyrocketed past $21, 000, 000, 000, 000. This cannot continue. By now, after generation upon generation has been paying taxes, our country’s coffers should be filled to the hilt. With proper and wise management of our taxes, by now we should be driving on streets of gold, and our infrastructure should be overlaid with marble, rubies, and precious gems. Likewise, to hear their hollow platitudes, with their mantras of social brotherhood and acceptance, all of humanity’s ills should have been rectified, and the poor and homeless should be well-fed and properly housed. Not only are we ruining our cars running over crumbling highways, we are living in a nightmare known only in the mind and heart of a robbed culture. Nothing is free. Nothing. Yet, they will tell you that entitlement is not only the right of all, it is up to you and me to pay for their social restructure. And when you raise concern and ask them, “But what about your money? How much are you going to pay to save humanity?” They will shake their heads and waggle their finger at you like the pastor on Sunday morning and tell you that they are exempt from their decrees, and above the plight of normal humans, therefore, they don’t pay humanity’s ransom, and refuse to be encumbered with such obligations. No, the burdens of fixing and correcting the woes of the communal existence are only corrected by those to blame, and they certainly are not the guilty ones. You see, they need a villain to blame. Their targets are always the same ones. The well to do, the property owners, the privileged, the state. Of course, it is pure luck that those kinds exist, and they must be made to pay the punishment for all they have done to rob humanity of its choice riches. “It is yours,” they tell the naïve, the young, the foolish. “They took it from you. They are to blame for the squalid conditions we live in.” Yes, in an outlandish causticness, unbelievable for the rational mind to comprehend, they dare to claim they are the same as the poor. They are not. While the state is an evil we can both agree with, theirs is a rotten, disgusting ideology, practiced and executed by the evilest of minds. They are never recognized until it is too late, and certain events have been set into motion that cannot be reversed. Be warned of them, these vampires who seek the blood of a healthy country to subsist. Be warned It is too late to warn the hundreds of millions of Chinese victims who believed Mao Zedong, only to learn of his lies in exile, or before a firing squad. It is too late to warn the hundreds of millions of Russians who paid the price of lost liberty at the hands of the Bolsheviks. It is too late to warn the South American countries who have been ravaged by the disease of communism in our modern age. Our country is at a dangerous crossroads. Regardless of politics, the numbers tell the truth. We cannot sustain perpetual debt. Many times, growth requires debt and risk. However, if debt is not balanced, it will crash down and destroy every financial support that attempts to support it. The auspices of communism cover America’s skies like a dark cloud, overshadowing the glow of President Trump, and the emergence of the modern Patriots who made it possible for him to be elected. Time is short. All of the features needed for the communist to take root are before us: run away debt, an army of young entitlement seekers, educated by the very colleges our taxes have funded for generations, unmanageable health care, government corruption at the highest levels. If our Republic is to survive we, the US Citizens, must lend our voice and passion to the cause of Liberty. If not for us, then for our posterity. Every passing day, the situation worsens. Do not fall victim to the flawed belief that it can’t happen here, in the United States. It can and it will, unless we stop it. Publius http://baltazarbolado.com Photos: Doug Maloney, Dirk Spijkers, Jenner VandenHoek On twitter: https://twitter.com/baltazar_bolado Author of: http://baltazarbolado.com/book/publius-liberatas-aut-mors/ http://baltazarbolado.com/book/paint-black/
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Child of the CosmosI agree and believe in the central idea of the Merry Pranksters philosophy. That doesn’t mean I believe the way to promote such a radical lifestyle is to pop Lysergic acid diethylamide, do electric Kool-Aid acid tests, drive around in a psychedelic bus, and name my kid sunshine, or moonbeam. In fact, I reject the notion that I have to use hallucinogenic substances to arrive at a heightened state of consciousness. I am able to arrive at such a mental plateau from a different stream of awareness and abhor the idea that I require a serotonin receptor agonist to locate my spirituality and “find myself.” Without hallucinogenic substances, I see worlds that have never been and experience mind-altering eruptions when I lift my eyes and observe the awesome majesty of the universe. In the awesome brilliance of divine creation, the star gazer in me is born again. Beyond the threshold of Planck time I can see the wonders of heaven and discover the celestial secrets of yesterday and tomorrow. I have lived my life in an autistic event horizon and commune in my soul with the death throes of a giant star, that will never die. I am a child of the cosmos, and the stars are my progenitors. Without hallucinogenic substances, I taste the goodness of fruit, the freshness of water, and hear the pure sound of a pleasing conversation. From a well-executed risotto dish, to a remarkable stracciatella gelato, crowned with a fine simple infusion and stimulating discussion, life’s meanings become momentous and peace on earth can be achieved.
One with the EarthWithout hallucinogenic substances, I run in the sun, with the new air at my face. In such tranquility and energy, I am a traveler upon our earth ship, hurtling through space around our sun at a speed of 67, 000 miles an hour. I am one with the earth. I am one with nature. I love the earth’s creatures, and wish to live in harmony with nature’s organisms, and cultivate the ground within a communal of brotherhood. Inside the seed, the bark, and the leaf, I hope with an endless longing for a harmonious tomorrow. There, touched by the tranquil zephyrs of the Crystal Sea, I am optimistic that we will one day plant a garden and reap the fruit of eternity.
Singularity—My Stories Are Your StoryI am not a judge. Such pretentious attitude is not my meaning, nor my objective. I certainly do believe in living, and letting others live in their traditions and customs. While I detest all manner of drug induced mind alteration to achieve my perfect mental state, I do seek escape from reality. My escape is the Word. Without hallucinogenic substances, I have attained the sensitivity and humanity to be a lover of Peace and Truth. I believe as Gandhi did, “There is no way to peace, Peace is the way.” I believe in such a great idea, even though the world knows more about war than peace, more about killing and murdering, than about living and loving. I am a scholar of military history and a student of war, so I can warn humanity of its evils. As for Truth, I not only seek it, I worship it. Truth is God. By Truth’s preciseness, all of reality exists. Without hallucinogenic substances, I live Life more abundantly. In the fullness of Life, I inhale infinity and dare to love beyond death, hate, time, and understanding. Throughout my life, in my every breath, I seek to find the pure consciousness that requires only the spirit of Life and the human breath to elevate its awareness. In the innocence and clarity of free thought, I live and breathe a new beginning. Obstacles are removed, and mountain tops are conquered. My life becomes a canvas in which my blood and guts draw the imageries of a new world. The world of the Creator is my world, and I will never relinquish it. In the rapture of creation, I feel alive and awash in the translucence and brightness of the Sea of Glass. I stand upon the sun and feel the rage of the sunbursts, catalysts to new life forms and creations. I touch and measure the heavens with my thoughts and words. I live to create. I am a Creator. Through my creations, I attain a heightened abstract mental elevation that transcends all understanding. My God was, is, and forever will be a Creator. Therefore, in order to be, I must also create. It is through creation that I am able to exist outside of my autistic citadels. It is through creation that I can sense different worlds and accept different ways of thought. It is through creation that I am able to relate the stories of my gravity and complexity. Through creation, I attain singularity. I am The Great American Storyteller. To all Patriots of our Great Republic: If you love our country, and have a story, I will connect with you. Because my stories are your story. Photos by: Wil Stewart, Tom Skarbek-Wazynski, Samuel Zeller, Milkovi, Manouchehr Hejazi, Laura Skinner, and Derek Thomson http://baltazarbolado.com On twitter: https://twitter.com/baltazar_bolado Author of: http://baltazarbolado.com/book/publius-liberatas-aut-mors/ http://baltazarbolado.com/book/paint-black/
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I’m the Great American Storyteller.
My identity as a writer of books is frequently overwhelmed by the events occurring across our country.
Right now, with the caravans of potential illegal aliens headed toward our southern border, with President Trump seemingly willing to use our military to stave off the hordes, I cannot maintain my silence.
I love our Country, yet I’m fearful it’ll not survive if we don’t regain control of our borders.
Often, my fear for my country drives me to blog.
I care about my books.
I desire to be known and respected for my ability to tell a story.
But I love my country more.
And if I believe it is in danger, I will stand to defend it, and accept the consequences.
It’s been said we are all immigrants.
This is true. According to science, even the Native American Tribes immigrated here from Asia.
The Immigrant, huddling in the cold night, looking over the darkness toward the horizon of Liberty, is the greatest vision of our Republic.
Who is an immigrant? What defines an immigrant?
Definition of an Immigrant
one that immigrates: such as
a : a person who comes to a country to take up permanent residence
The immigrant needs a country to come to and take up permanent residence in to survive.
Accordingly, in order to be an immigrant—documented or undocumented, illegal or legal—there must exist a country first.
If there is no country to come or flee to, there is no immigrant.
In order for there to be a country to provide refuge, there must be borders.
Without a country, there can be no immigrant.
The immigrant is a byproduct of a country, or countries.
So it makes no sense to me when some people who say they support immigrants push for the removal of borders.
It is said that many immigrants come to our country to flee oppression and tyranny.
If an immigrant is to have a chance to survive, they must find sanctuary.
But if there are no borders, there is no country where sanctuary can be obtained.
The idea that borders are wrong, and that one is a racist to support clear identifiable boundaries between civilizations, flies in the face of logic, and is not an idea that supports and encourages immigration.
If a person supports the immigrant, then they, logically, must support borders and laws, or else they, in the long run, hurt the immigrant.
: to enter and usually become established; especially : to come into a country of which one is not a native for permanent residence
There are instances of some immigrants coming and going, crossing the border illegally numerous times.
This is not the definition of an immigrant.
The genuine immigrant desires to become established in a country and take up permanent residence.
An immigrant is not one who reaps the benefits of a country, to then send the rewards gained back to a home country.
This is not an immigrant.
This is a parasite.
The true immigrant is one who comes legally into a country to become established and live a better life and make a healthier home for himself and his posterity.
In antiquity, borders were achieved by the sword.
Yet, there were times in Rome’s history when walls were built and permanent borders were created.
Hadrian’s Wall cut the English mainland virtually in half. While the wall, by itself, did not mean to defend the Roman border, it did provide the vehicle for Roman might and influence to control access and, to some degree, provide security.
Nonetheless, the wall was built. Many historians believe it was built to reveal Roman might and power, more than defend a border.
Suffice to say, the message was well-defined and unmistakable.
Rome is here.
To possess the ability and technology to construct such a powerful representation of Roman ingenuity, skill, and might so far away from Rome gave an immigrant—or enemy—a moment of pause.
Moreover, the wall provided the same cultural impact as any of the dominant edifices that comprised a Roman village or city.
Roman life and refuge can be found here.
The Roman Republic provided shelter and security for those seeking a better way of life.
When Rome became an Empire, it still gave shelter and hope for humanity, although liberty was lost to the Citizens.
This forfeiture of freedom would eventually lead to Rome’s demise five-hundred years later.
As history tells us, Rome’s fall resulted in the Dark Ages.
The territorial expansion led by the Germanic prince Odovacar did not offer humanity hope, nor provided a way toward peace and prosperity. In fact, new progression and cultural improvement became stagnant and died until the Renaissance occurred, hundreds of years later.
When before, all roads led to Rome, now chaos and destruction became the norm.
Confronted with such darkness, humanity lost much hope, and the immigrant lost a path to sanctuary and a chance for a better way of life.
In the modern world, the USA has been the new Rome.
Up until recent times, the USA was a dominant force for the progression of humanity, and a better way of life.
Now, because of our bloated, inflated debt—$21 trillion and counting—the United States is losing its base of power and beginning to weaken in influence, military power, and global prominence.
How can the immigrant and citizen be helped if the United States collapses under the weight of its government overspending and entitlement culture?
Therefore, as before, if one is in support of the immigrant, then one must logically support a strong and prominent country from which to offer humanity a refuge.
Our Republic is the light of the world.
It is a hope for humanity.
It is the sanctuary of the immigrant.
If the Republic of the United States falls under the weight of its afflictions and burdens, there will be no sanctuary for the immigrant to flee to.Photos by: Sophie Potyka, Michael, Kazuend, Filip Bunkens http://baltazarbolado.com On twitter: https://twitter.com/baltazar_bolado Author of: http://baltazarbolado.com/book/publius-liberatas-aut-mors/ http://baltazarbolado.com/book/paint-black/
How Much Do You Trust the Government?
I am appalled and disappointed by the millennials who eagerly collaborated with the leftist faction to stage walkouts in support of gun control.
They, more than anyone, should realize they are the most in danger if only the government has the weapons.
Much like their embrace of Bernie Sanders—a proclaimed socialist—their warmness toward gun control sickens me.
I am convinced they have not studied the leftist-socialist, only listened to their utopian rhetoric.
The leftist-socialist grandiloquence is replete with empty promises, and no good can come of it.
The critical question asked in Publius: Libertas Aut Mors is a question we must ask ourselves frequently, if we are to remain free.
How much do you trust the government?
I don’t care about another’s opinion, nor their ability to freely express themselves, as long as I am allowed to freely express mine.
I care that they are, in fact, allowed to exercise their freedoms.
For if they are not, my freedom is in peril.
I believe in the free exchange of conviction systems and ideologies between free people.
I believe in healthy, vigorous deliberation to examine and contest perceived truths in the arena of ideas.
A leftist-socialist does not.
Their methods have been witnessed innumerable times throughout history.
Hitler, Stalin, Zedong, Castro—the names of the leftist-socialists are synonymous with corruption, violence, death, and tyranny.
They array their vicious ideology with professed notions of wellness and good, but their means lead to an end of suffering and death to its subjects.
Make no mistake, Millennials—the leftist-socialist is not a friend of the People.
Certainly, not yours.
Mao’s Red Guards
As of late, who are the biggest targets of the Leftist Faction’s propaganda machine?
The same ones who have always been the target of the leftist factions’s twisted, profane ideology—you are.
If you’re a millennial.
When Mao Zedong originated his false utopia—the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution—he targeted the young to implement it.
The young answered by creating their own tribunals and murdering squads.
At the behest of Mao’s leftist violence, the Red Guards (youth) destroyed the four olds of the decayed culture—old ideas, old customs, old habits, and old culture.
Once he succeeded in his attack against the bourgeoisie, he had the PLA (People’s Liberation Army) forcibly suppress them.
Millions died during the false Cultural Revolution.
Millions of the Red Guard zealots who helped Mao destroy the middle-class, died after he no longer required their fanatical violence.
The operative words are: millions died.
The high school walkouts of the past week—coordinated by the Leftist Faction—are along the same vein.
What is striking is that the high schoolers walking out to march for gun control will be some of the first victims if the Leftist Faction succeeds in its evil plot to take away the guns from law-abiding Citizens.
Believe me—The government is a much more proficient killer than Nikolas Cruz could ever dream to be.
Go to the White House, the Capital Building in DC, and you’ll be confronted by armed guards.
The politicians know that the good guns provide for safety and protection, far outweighs the evil they can be used for.
When my little sister was shot as a child, I never contemplated gun control.
When I learned that my beloved Grandfather, Baltazar Bolado I, and my Uncle Robert were mercilessly murdered, gunned down by a savage faction, I never contemplated gun control.
Yet, the high school aged targets of the leftist faction staged walkouts to leave themselves defenseless, not only in their schools, but for the rest of their lives.
Only those with immature ideas could contemplate such evil upon themselves.
Do you feel free?
I don’t always feel free.
Often, I feel I’m in a war, fighting for the preservation of a culture that I believe is under assault.
Because of the recent events, including President Trump being elected to the White House, I have hope our culture can be saved.
Time is the enemy.
I don’t believe President Trump has enough time to completely reverse the chronic leaning toward leftist-socialism in our Republic.
This leaves me troubled for the future of our Country.
I am humbled and content to stand at a wall and defend a way of life that I can no longer see—pressed forward by a vision so great, so magnificent, that I would readily give my life to touch its purity.
But one life matters little in the great struggle we face today.
Our Republic was founded upon the principle of Free People uniting as one, under God, daring to believe that Liberty was the right of all.
To me, Liberty is a sacred fortune, and I cannot foresee a single circumstance that would compel me to relinquish even the smallest portion of it, willingly.
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Take the Guns FirstPresident Trumps Unconstitutional Permutation Versus a Well-Regulated Militia and a Weaponized Constitution
A Free Man
President’s Trump’s recent words regarding guns, following the Parkland shooting, sat in my guts.
I couldn’t digest them.
So, I spit them out.
To flush my system, I returned to the sacred documents that gave life to our culture in 1776.
I sought after answers in the Declaration of Independence—in my logic and experience, a legal document—and the Constitution of the Republic of the United States of America.
Other than the Bible, written by men inspired by the Almighty, no other words are more meaningful to me.
I have done this often in my life. I prefer to go to the source, rather than learn things from a third party.
Reading through the Declaration and the Constitution, I am always moved by the Truth and the Way of our cultural. The essence and substance of the Sacred Documents of our Liberty always cause me to reflect on my blessed freedoms.
They compel me to ask myself who I am, and articulate where I fit into the fabric of our Country.
I’m a word archeologist.
I dig into the human language searching for meaning through our cultural expression.
I’m a heart broke sailor on a treasure ship, desperately hunting the cosmic heavens for an abundant treasure I’ve never seen, only felt.
I’m a half-starved artist living for a dream and a promise that can’t be purchased with money or fame.
I’m a writer.
It is my trade to be all of the above, and many more.
I make my living on encountering emotions in a violently creative universe that is unbound and unlimited in its explosive manifestation and communication.
My treasure is the Word.
In the significance of verse and lyric, my romanticism hungers for a deeper meaning to our existence.
This critical gist of expression is the talisman that gives my soul life and peace.
I am a free man.
Free to live my gift of life as I choose, where I please, and how I see fit, as long as I do not prohibit another’s right to live free and express themselves with the treasure of Freedom.
We—the People of the Republic of the United States of America—are the critical feature of our way of Life.
A way of life based on an idea of People governing themselves and doing for themselves what governments have long believed was their right to undertake.
We—the Citizens of our Republic—live our lives to express our freedom.
But how is my freedom—our freedom—secured?
This was the question that I sought answer to when I reread the words of Jefferson, Washington, Adams, Franklin, and all of the other Founders, who bravely penned the words of treason and sedition against a kingdom who dared to believe they were subjects to a king, not a people blessed and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.
Importance of the 2nd Amendment
How import is the 2nd Amendment?
So essential to the ideology of Liberty the Founders sought after that they listed it second, only behind the sacred idea of Freedom—the Freedom of Speech.
Can you have the 1st Amendment without the 2nd?
According to the experts who penned such powerfully inspired words in 1776—words which gave life to a County that still exists 250 years later—they were convinced to their deaths, that no other way could ensure their Freedom and Liberty.
Militia—Security of a free State
For ten years prior to the 1776 Declaration of Independence, the British Empire attempted gun control in our country.
They did so in an attempt to control the Citizens.
They failed because the militia was formed.
Militia, a Latin word derived from the Latin miles, meaning soldier.
The Founders believed that we—the Militia—was desperately needed to protect us from a tyrannical government, regardless its location, or point of origin, if that government became destructive to the ends of Liberty. Moreover, the Founders believed it the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles as to them would best ensure their safety and happiness.
Who is the militia?
You and I.
We—the People—are the Militia.
The definition of militia is:
Is the militia necessary to ensure our Liberty?
According to the experts (Founders) of 1776.
So important did the Founders see the militia that both ideas—the right to bear arms and a well-regulated Militia were seen as necessary to the security of a free state.
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. (sic)
The right of the People to keep and bear arms—as lethal and deadly as the government’s—is a fundamental right, that cannot be infringed upon.
Publius: Libertas Aut Mors
Publius: Libertas Aut Mors is a revelation on how small political and executive increments can lead the government to adopt tyrannical rule and law.
The book’s message is valid in today’s deadly atmosphere of volatile government and social upheaval.
But in my books—I never offer my personal opinion.
The purpose of my blog is to render conscious opinion on the events influencing our culture of Liberty, and that impact my Author Culture perspective and way of thought.
Political opinion is proliferating across our country.
While some may disagree, I have unabridged conviction that intelligent, well-informed electorate communication in all forms, is the strongest indicator by which the health and wellbeing of our Liberty can be judged.
Honest and educated communication is healthy to Freedom.
It is in our communication on liberty where our emotions should sit. I am as guilty as anyone of injecting my political opinion into the problems of the day and being blinded by my monomania.
The intensification of such responsive vulnerabilities of consciousness in the face of mass shootings, where loss of life drastically occurs, is a natural inclination, which I don’t believe should be discarded.
However, the danger lies not in emotional release and personal frustration, it lies in bringing these untrustworthy sensations and reactions to the organization and application of our laws.
Our logic and sense of reason must be the human instruments we use to change or abridge Constitutional Law.
The United States Constitution is a legal document.
It is not a government—not even the one in DC.
Government can be sympathetic and empathic. It can even deliver an emotional response.
But emotion cannot be part of judicial process and does not circumvent legal precedent.
I Joined the NRA
I joined the NRA this past week.
I felt compelled to do so because of the president’s rhetoric regarding gun-control.
I believed I needed to because the Constitution demands that its able-bodied Citizens arm themselves, and stand ready, at all times, to defend our Country and Liberty from any form of government that dares to try to take it.
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Gun Control Works
Having a gun pointed at you is terrifying.
Facing death at the barrel of a gun is chilling.
To die prematurely because of a bullet, when you still had so much life left to live, is a repulsive and hideous event.
Being unarmed, while another points a gun at you, knowing there is little to nothing you can do to save your life, or the lives of those you love, is a powerless feeling that no one should experience.
It is a terrifying thing to be held at gun point or shot.
No matter if it’s a solitary active shooter, or a hunter-killer squad assigned by our government.
As the death toll in Florida hits us directly in our faces, and tears our hearts apart, the argument of gun control has, once again, taking a prominent position in our conversation and politics.
The arguments haven’t changed since the last major shooting.
Many are calling for change.
They are demanding our government do something.
My question is: Do what?
Take away the rights of US Citizens?
Recent history shows us what happens when government becomes involved in such evil.
Beyond the initial bill and implementation, who decides the limits of gun restriction, or worse yet, repossession?
What is to prevent the government from judging that assault weapons are not the only aim and make a judgment against certain handguns?
What’s next, after that?
Gun control works.
But not to keep citizens safer.
Gun control works by making the government stronger and the people weaker.
Throughout history, this fact has been proven.
The 9/11 mass murder of three-thousand people used planes not bullets.
A car was used to plow into crowds in Charlottesville, VA. and New York, last year.
Recently, vehicles were used to murder many in Nice, Berlin, London, Stockholm, and Barcelona.
The common denominator is hate, not what kind of weapon is used.
When the stimulus is hate, the brain will create a weapon out of anything.
In prison, shanks and shivs are rampant. This in a relentlessly controlled environment.
If some deranged murderer wants to slaughter innocent people, he/she will find a way to do it.
Unless they are stopped first.
Government Mass Murderers
Throughout human history, individual mass murderers have existed.
Government mass murderers should terrify far more than private mass murderers.
Many of their names are well known.
A leftist argues to take away weapons from the Citizens because the acts of a few.
Mao Zedong, Josef Stalin, Adolf Hitler—they were all leftists who believed in gun-control, and when they achieved it, they murdered countless millions of unarmed Citizens.
I do not wish to trade one serial killer for a far worse one.
The government is a far worse mass murderer than Nicolas de Jesus Cruz could ever dream of being.
The government desires people control.
Their favorite way to achieve this is by playing upon our emotions and manipulating them through false pretenses.
My inclination is always to love my Country—the Republic of the United States of America—and protect it from a government I distrust, even, at times, hate.
My little sister was shot by a handgun.
My great Uncle Robert was gunned down, murdered by a gun wielding mob.
I speak from personal pain and experience.
Gun control is not the solution we seek.
Desensitization and Cultural Numbness
The FBI failed to follow up on an obvious “in your face” lead.
The recent FBI debacles are a disgrace to its history, and ours.
Regardless of where anyone sits on the FBI’s “insurance policy” “secret societies” criminal plot, following up on such a clear lead could have prevented the gruesome event at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.The FBI failed us. And the cost was high.
And what about us as a society?
The Chicago killings continue despite the existence of severe gun control.
The Bataclan Concert Hall bloodbath in Paris is another testament that severe gun control laws do not keep people safer.
And what about the leftist defending the law-breaking actions of the illegal aliens who illegally cross our sovereign borders every day?
Or the pile of non-viable lumps of cells flushed down the toilet of abortion clinics throughout our country.
Does this not lead to a further disrespect of our laws in the minds of the mentally disturbed and criminally minded?
Does this not lead to desensitization and cultural numbness, and further increase the chances of a “walking time bomb” going off, and a bigger bang occurring?
Remember, this is how the leftist faction starts.
They don’t solve the problem, they start with half-backed theories and flawed premises, slanted to fit their narrative and anti-USA agenda.
They create issue after issue with their perverted agenda, then punish law-abiding Citizens by taking away their way of life and infringing on their rights.
They tell us it’s for our own good.
The Nazis pushed for Euthanasia of the old, and those in society they judged as unproductive or useless.
All using the method of emotional rectitude
Who decides what is an appropriate weapon for US Citizens?
The Founders have already created a document that protects against government oppression and tyranny.
The Second Amendment isn’t about “hunting rifles” and sport shooting, etc.
It’s about “arming the Citizenry” and organizing and preparing our People with the means and skills to defend themselves against our government.
Can anyone guarantee protection against our government.
The chairperson of the DNC readily admitted that the DNC “rigged” an election for Hillary Clinton.
The FBI calls itself an “insurance policy” against a presidential candidate getting elected.
History is full of governments controlling and murdering its people to maintain its power over them.
It is human control, not gun control, that is the ultimate objective here.
Ruby Ridge, Waco, attest to what the government is capable of.
Regardless of the situation—we do not want the government to possess all of the weapons.
We do not want the Citizenry unarmed.
After 9/11, the argument was largely united, and, at times, absent of partisan politics.
Because of the method of destruction, as well as the weapon.
Nonetheless, rather than face the issue and work toward a solution, the leftists always attack the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution.
Recently, Johnny Galecki of TBBT provided opinion on the gun control argument and said that “Change is needed.”
“In my last couple of posts, I’ve not suggested a single idea for new gun laws or background checks or even mental illness issues after the latest school murders in Florida. I only suggested change. And yet many folks were outraged and threatened and angered by only that,” the actor wrote.
Here is my response to him, and many of the other leftists who always go down the path of gun control, as their solution.
It all depends on what change you wish to bring, and on who you target for change.
Your target should be against the murderers and criminals who perpetrate these hideous crimes.
If you’re another lunatic leftist who blames the NRA and its members, do your research.
The NRA and its members have not committed these shootings.
The Constitution was written 250 years ago by People who possessed enough intelligence to write words that formed our country and to live long after they died.
If you are looking to change those words—you best ready yourself for a war.
And it won't be a nineteen year old, leftist freak, punk you’ll be fighting against.
It’ll be against men and women who still believe in the Constitution’s sacred words.
And Patriots who believe that the Constitution is not the root of the problem.
You are.Publius Images courtesy of Sebastián León Prado, John Bakator, and Nikita Kachanovsky
Baltazar Bolado is a writer, blogger and social media influencer. He loves his country and is using his platform to do his part to Make America Great again. Baltazar's writing is iconic and focuses on the foundations of what made America great, Faith, Family and Hard Work.