The Rise of a Latter Day Sam Adams

Sam Adams

Regardless of the fact that I have proven to my own satisfaction that time travel is real and is occurring at this very moment, I am still amazed when I see events or descriptions of events happening in real time; events that were discussed during those 6 short months way back in 2000/2001.  Are we witnessing the rise of latter day Sam Adams’s today?

Among the things I have noticed is the resurgence in the importance of the U.S. Constitution to the everyday citizen of the United States.  Titor commented on this in particular and we are seeing those statements come to life now. The argument could be made that the topic of the US Constitution was the unchanging theme of his posts, even though he detoured sometimes into other topics such as the general inner-workings of his machine or other small details.
Consider for a moment the following quotes from the John Titor posts that specifically mention the importance of the US Constitution and its “rebirth:”
 
I do, however, find it interesting how important the Constitution became to the average US citizen’s life, if even for a short moment.
The original Constitution itself was not the problem it was the ignorance of the people that lived under it.
From my viewpoint, [the US Constitution is] very effective. I am a very strong believer in local or state’s rights.
In the above quotes, Titor specifically is commenting on just how well-constructed the original Constitution was, how complacent those living under it had become (allowing perversion of its original intent) and how the actual power of the United States resides at the state and local level, not the federal.
Take the first quote, for example:

I do, however, find it interesting how important the Constitution became to the average US citizen’s life, if even for a short moment.
We are seeing now on the news any number of examples of how the protections and rights enumerated in the Bill of Rights have been trampled over the years.  And I should say that the latest generations are not solely to blame for where we are at the moment. Complacency, it would appear, is an endemic and generational problem.
But not only are we witness to the Federal Government’s assumption that the rights enumerated (not granted) in the Bill of Rights can be curtailed, limited or infringed, but we are also witness to the slow realization by the people themselves (us) at large that these slow usurpations of authority and power are having a direct effect on their daily lives and their (our) rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
There are some among the citizenry who have recognized these usurpations for many years.  Unfortunately due to the monopoly on information paired with the monopoly of the means to be heard, these ‘canaries in the coal mine’ were relegated to the fringe where they were ridiculed as ‘paranoid’ or ‘over-reacting.’  But in recent years, with the freedom to express oneself that the internet provides and the free flow of information that we now enjoy, that monopoly has been broken.  I am sure that many in the legacy media are slowly realizing that they now are manufacturers of buggy whips and 1-hour photo processing kiosks. 
Recently, I was made aware of one such canary who has decided that the “ignorance of the people who lived under” the Constitution was something that could be remedied with education.  KrisAnne Hall and her husband Christopher Hall travel all over the country educating people on the history of the US Constitution, its roots and inspirations that the Framers used to draft it.  She provides the historical context for America’s founding documents going all the way back to King Edward “the Confessor” over a thousand years ago.
It would appear that KrisAnne and others like her are fulfilling Titor’s prediction of renewed and amplified interest in the power of the US Constitution.
I had the pleasure of attending a recent seminar held by KrisAnne (anonymously of course) to listen in on her history lesson and, in no small part, witness history being made as it was happening.  As I sat there watching Mrs. Hall tell the story of our founding documents, I was impressed by a number of things.
Most importantly, and as one who privately investigates time travel and its implications, I immediately took notice of how Mrs. Hall described the historical events and documents which would lay the foundation for the US Constitution.  She decidedly did not simply give dates and events like she was giving a dry and uninteresting lecture on world history.  Rather she told a story in the present tense, as if it were happening right now.  By doing this, likely unintentionally, she immediately engaged the audience’s attention and imagination.  And, because many of the injustices that were being experienced by our progenitors so many centuries ago are again happening now, her retelling of the story was that much more compelling.  The audience, myself included, could actually sympathize with the people from 1000 years ago, thanks to KrisAnne’s description of events. The audience could quite readily commiserate with the corrupt governments that our forefathers (and their forefathers) had had to endure and learn from. 
As I listened to Mrs. Hall’s passionate presentation, I realized that she was doing in 2014 what Samuel Adams did 300 years earlier:  waking up the population and advocating for real liberty.  Will our decedents speak of the patriots who stood up and woke their countrymen from their shackled slumber?  Will the name Hall be remembered?  I have a distinct feeling that not only is Mrs. Hall and those like her making history, are will be a part of it.
Another quote, although a bit longer than the others, also merits discussion.  Shortening it would only serve to diminish the full impact of his statement, so I present it here in full [emphasis mine]:

The United States is still a representative republic in 2036 but it was touch and go for a while. After the war, the U.S. had divided into 5 general areas based on their economic and defensive strengths. Many people blamed the government organization for the war and the last Constitutional Congress was held in 2020 to officially scrap the Constitution and start over. Fortunately, this exercise in anger pointed out how hard it was to come up with anything better. It was decided the document wasn’t at fault. As a result, there have been a few small changes to the Constitution and the executive branch but you would easily recognize it. The average citizen is more educated about the Constitution and aware of the rights and responsibilities it gives them. Federal power has been decentralized and the focus of daily politics is in the state senates. Federal law has also been streamlined but much harder to change or make additions to.
There are a few takeaways I would like to highlight as they relate to the United States’ current reawakening as represented by KrisAnne Hall’s (and others like her) popularity:
“…still a representative republic…”
I infer two separate things in this small statement.  One is that Titor is obliquely reminding his audience that the United States is not a democracy, it is a republic comprised of individual and sovereign states.  By reminding his audience of this fact, he also indirectly reminds them/us that we have forgotten this fact.  When asked what they had devised, Franklin responded, “A republic, if you can keep it…”
Another tidbit we can infer from this seemingly off – handed comment is that there is a return to this core understanding that the United States is a republic and not some monolithic federal-centric entity.  Incredibly, by this small statement, Titor is able to look both backwards and forwards in his description of these United States.  Shakespeare once wrote, “Brevity is the soul of wit.”  It would appear our friend Titor is well read in the classics and takes its lessons.
Commenting on this in relation to Mrs. Hall’s seminar, I was quite pleasantly surprised (though I’m sure I shouldn’t have been) that Mrs. Hall highlighted the distinction between democracy and republic specifically.  At the risk of putting words in Mrs. Hall’s mouth, she is a strong proponent for the return to the understanding that people are citizens of their states and not mere “residents” as current conventional wisdom would have us believe.
“…this exercise in anger…”
This small phrase also provides us a small window into our own future and an insight into the future historical perspective of the times we are living in right now.  By looking at this statement, it could be argued that the attempt to rewrite the Constitution was a response to a larger, previous problem that had gotten completely out of control and resulted in a general anger at its cause.  As a result, the majority of Americans were indeed quite dissatisfied with the then (our future) state of affairs and “acted out” (possibly precipitously) to set about fixing the perceived problem.
Some rhetorical questions now are:
1)    What problems were perceived that a rewriting of the Constitution would conceivably fix them?
2)    Just how angry do we get? To what lengths does our collective anger find purchase and action?
Again, bringing the past statements by a time traveler in direct relationship with the current statements of Mrs. Hall and other Constitutionalists, we discover that a discussion is currently ongoing regarding the choice between an Article V Convention (to rewrite the Constitution, just as Titor predicts for us) and a more simple nullification of unconstitutional laws by the states themselves. 
Mrs. Hall advocates for the nullification route for a variety of reasons.  One is that a Convention requires delegates to be chosen from the several states as representatives to the Convention.  Because of this, and barring any “unforeseen” outside circumstances, these delegates would be chosen by, and represent the interests of, the very authors of our current problems!  Can we reasonably expect an objective and intellectually honest resolution to our current and future predicament?  Judging from Titor’s statement, it would appear that an Article V convention is in our future, but will be abandoned in favor of Mrs. Hall’s simpler solution:  Unconstitutional laws are void on their face and will not be enforced.  This of course assumes Titor was truthful in this case, which is anybody’s guess.  “Tempus Edax Rerum” is the rule here.
“…Federal Power has been decentralized…”
This is also a great insight into our future condition, though likely unintentional by Titor.  By providing this statement, he indirectly states that the problem to be solved was the over-centralization of federal power and it was remedied at some point (Titor made direct comment using the term “American Federal Empire (AFE)).  Could this be part of what caused/will cause our anger?  This statement is also internally consistent with Titor’s other statements regarding increased power at the state and local levels as well as the purposes for the Constitutional Convention (possibly) in our future.  This statement also bolsters Mrs. Hall’s central tenet that an Article V Convention is inherently dangerous and nullification is a safer, and quicker route to liberty and a restoration to the doctrine of republicanism (not to be confused with the political party) vs. democracy.
As many of my readers are already aware, I am usually averse to attempting to predict the future using Titor’s statements.  As I’ve said many times, he is/was under no obligation to tell us the truth about anything.  That being said, attending seminars on exactly the topics that he discussed so many years ago does cause one to think that perhaps this portion of his posts could have been more true than false.  As such, I indulged in the analysis above.  I hope you enjoyed it.
As Ever
Temporal Recon

Learn more about KrisAnne and her movement here:  http://krisannehall.com
 
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2 thoughts on “The Rise of a Latter Day Sam Adams

  1. The civil war he spoke of has been going on for quite sometime. Remember John said it would pretty uch be at everyones doorstep by 2008. I feel as 2008 was a time when I woke up to what was oing on during the financial crisis and subsequent “housing collapse”.

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