The True American Way

Chapter Nine:

"You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence." [Charles Austin Beard, historian]

At this point, we have examined, in part: How our country was founded; how it was designed to work; how it was changed; who changed it; who is likely to restore it; and who is likely to wish to maintain the status quo.

It is time to identify yourself, in regard to this work. There are really only four general positions one may take:

1. A supporter of the Restoration of the Republic.
2. One that requires futher research, but yearns for truth.
3. A supporter of the Socialist Democracy.
4. One without any intention or conviction.

Only those who subscribe to one of the first two will have any use for what is to follow here. The appendices are loaded with information that will expose our government on several issues, and this may convince some that action must be taken. For now, as far as we have gone, I will assume that those who have read to this point are friendly to the Restoration.

In keeping with the preface of this book, there is nothing left but to examine as to how the Republic will be restored. You and I, and folks like us, will restore it: One man, one church, one town, one county, and one state at a time. It will not be restored by voting for a Congressman or President, it will be restored by taking dominion over that which is directly before us; to actively promote the founding principles of this Republic within our particular spheres of influence.

I forsee that the Restoration is inevitable, because Socialist Democracies always fail, and more often than not by internal violence.

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the Public Treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits from the Public Treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy always followed by dictatorship. [Alexander Fraser Tyler, "The Decline and Fall of the Athenian Republic"]

The highest art in the world cannot gold socialism. It is impossible to make beautiful the denial of liberty. [Auberon Herbert, 1899]

Undoubtedly, the road to restoration will not be effortless, or even without its own tragedies. Yet, the Republic will be restored, because there are enough of us out here to keep the truth alive, and the truth cannot be forever denied. When the Restoration occurs is entirely dependent upon your support and commitment. If you actively support the Restoration it will occur that much sooner, perhaps even in your lifetime. Do not be deceived: it is not a question of "if", but of "when."

Expect no Utopia, for it is not within the power of Man to effect it. But for as long as your body breathes fight the good fight, and you'll have claimed all that can be ever be claimed by the good:

I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. What I can do, I should do and, with the help of God, I will do! [Everett Hale]

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Assuming that you intend to do something, and allowing for my presumption that you might be inclined to know my intentions, I will outline that which I see must be done.

First, if one intends to take up the Restoration of the Republic, he must have something which is altogether lacking in society at large; viz, a commitment to duty.

The corporeal Father of Our Country is George Washington. By no account was he a scholar of renown, but he had something that bound this country together; he had earned the unlikely trust of his countrymen by his great and marvelous commitment to duty. Nothing would sway him from his duty.

I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man. [George Washington]

His [Washington's] integrity was most pure, his justice the most inflexible I have ever known, no motives of interest or consanguinity, of friendship or hatred, being able to bias his decision. He was, indeed, in every sense of the words, a wise, a good, and a great man. [Thomas Jefferson, 1814] [emphasis added]

Lift your conscience above petty bickering and your own selfish concerns, and rise up to claim that which is yours – your God- given right to be free, to govern thyself, and to enjoy the fruits of your own labor. You can be shown the path to Freedom, you can have a buddy help you through the course, but in the end, no one can carry you, you must bear your own burden.

All of us have heard the expression, "Freedom isn't Free." Just as you sacrifice to put food on the table, or to educate your children, if you will have Freedom, it will come at a cost. It has a price, sometimes in labor, sometimes in suffering, and sometimes in the blood of good men. And this you should know: The very moment at which you will fight for freedom, you become free. It matters not whether the fight will cost you your life, or six months in the county jail; if you will not bow to tyranny, you are as free as any man.

The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he break, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime and the punishment of his guilt. [John Philpot Curran, 1790]

Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined. [Patrick Henry]

A Commitment to Duty is the first step to Restoration and Freedom. There are those of us who have made that committment. We are now engaged in the use of reason to restore our unalienable rights, but make no mistake, the Commitment to Duty is not about pacifistic protest. It is about winning, by reason or by sword, whichever offers the best hope for our freedom and for our posterity.

Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death! [Patrick Henry]

If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen. [Samuel Adams]

I would ask that you consider this: If it should ever come to pass that nothing is worth dying for, then so shall cease any reason for living. It should be obvious that if there is nothing that we hold as more important than the length of our finite visit on this Earth, then our visit shall be wearisome and without any real meaning. We cannot live forever, so will you trade your freedom that you might attempt this thing which you cannot have? Freedom for Utopia?

They that give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. [Benjamin Franklin, 1759]

Once you make that commitment then you can begin to explore the ways in which you can make an impact. What you do is in your hands, and I trust that you will be compelled to act in your own particular way. However, I will offer some advice: Educate others, particularly those within your spheres; discover who is for and against the Restoration, particularly those of influence; prepare yourself and your family mentally, physically and, most of all, spiritually, for what is to come.


No other sure foundation [education] can be devised, for the preservation of freedom and happiness. If anybody thinks that kings, nobles, or priests are good conservators of the public happiness send them here [Europe]. It is the best school in the universe to cure them of that folly. (1786)

Preach, my dear Sir, a crusade against ignorance; establish & improve the law for educating the common people. Let our countrymen know that the people alone can protect us against these evils, and that the tax which will be paid for this purpose is not more than the thousandth part of what will be paid to kings, priests & nobles who will rise up among us if we leave the people in ignorance. (1786)

If once they [the People] become inattentive to the public affairs, you & I, & Congress & Assemblies, judges & governors shall all become wolves. It seems to be the law of our general nature, in spite of individual exceptions; and experience declares that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the governments of Europe, and to the general prey of the rich on the poor. (1787) [Thomas Jefferson] [emphasis added]

If you would participate in the cause of humanity and strike a blow against tyranny, understand that the mind is mightier than the sword. Go forth and educate your friends and neighbors. Challenge them to read this essay, you need not enter into argument over this material. This would serve no purpose, if they wish to refute it, they may duly study this information and try to take it apart, either through logic or evidence.

When they come to you with their concerns afford them all the respect and courtesy they truly deserve. Your sympathy to their concern should be genuine, if there is anything herein that is inaccurate it will be to your mutual benefit to discover the truth. Aid them in any manner that you are able that does not usurp truth or reason to disprove this information.

If you find any fallacy in my argument I would beg you the favor to return to me a letter with your findings so that I may amend this work for the next edition. I will not intentionally engage in falsehoods or sophistries, if such is the road to liberty than I am the greatest of fools. Liberty must lie in Truth.


As a group (or individual) you can send a copy of this essay to all your public servants. I suggest sending it with a cover letter (an example is in the appendices) that is also a petition for the servant to read the material; requesting they support and introduce measures for the restoration of your Republic. A list of servants that I would include in your efforts are:

Municipal, county, and state policemen (not just the Sheriff or Head of the Agency). Judges of all jurisdictions. Legislatures: to include city council members, state legislators, U.S. Representatives and Senators. Executives: to include mayors, governors, and the President of the U.S.


It will also prove useful to petition the media.

Newspapers, networks, and individual TV and radio stations can all be petitioned. Petition not only the heads of these organizations but the reporters in it. All of these institutions require our patronage to exist. Petitions can show our intent to boycott their services unless they will agree to adopt policies that will protect the people from disinformation. If they wish to continue to distract and mislead us, then we are fools to subscribe to their service and perpetuate the legacy of propaganda. We are not asking these organizations to print or broadcast our agenda. On the contrary, we are merely Patriots who cannot patronize organizations that are using their privileges to misinform the People.

Educators can also be petitioned. School board members, teachers, professors, district heads, principles, deans etc... are obligated to teach the truth, are they not? We can ask that they read this information, and respond to it. They are the educators and if they can find any fallacies in these arguments we would very much appreciate their attention to the matter.

The local church heads should also be petitioned to read and respond to these writings. They are God's emissaries and have a duty to obey and proliferate God's Law, do they not?

It will be useful to require all those petitioned to address the fundamental principles contained in this essay. It is easy to be distracted with arguments about the realities of the world to which we are subjugated. We already know that we are oppressed, what we are seeking are not these facts, but whether this oppression is an abridgment of our unalienable rights and our Constitution. This is our concern and we do not care for their personal rationalizations. Is the Constitution the law of the government or not? Is common law the law of the body sovereign or not? Is the Federal Reserve immorally draining off the energy and property of the American people or not? Are you for or against these usurpations or not? These are the things we will want to know.


The atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference. They deserve a place of honor with all good men. [George Washington]

Physically: It is generally a sincere desire that we willl never have to use a firearm against another man, but we must take responsibility for our own freedom. Acquire adequate arms, so that you are prepared to meet the enemy on equal grounds. Acquire survival gear, and a generous supply of food and other necessities. A prepared citizenry is worrisome to tyrants. They notice, believe me, they notice.

Mentally: Get tough. Know that slavery is worse than death or burden.

Spiritually: Make your peace with God, not His enemies, and vow eternal hostility to those that would take His place.

I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man. [Thomas Jefferson]

God wills us free, man wills us slaves. I will as God wills, God's will be done. [John Jack (Epitaph on gravestone)]

Yours in Service,
Thomas J. Clark

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