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By Sheriff Jim R. Schwiesow, Ret.

February 24, 2010


Contrary to popular belief the revolutionary war was not the result of the colonists’ disaffection with monarchical control, indeed from forty to sixty percent of the population maintained a loyalty to the Crown and thirty-five thousand plus colonists fought on the British side in the war for independence. The fact is that the war was brought about by burdensome taxation and heavy-handed enforcement by a dictatorial and controlling British Monarchy.

After a seven year conflict against long odds the colonists believed they were then free of a tyrannical government control of their individual resources, and from what they perceived to be confiscatory taxation. They were soon to be disabused of such thoughts.

Saddled with the debt brought about by this struggle over taxation the fledgling government of the new republic cast about for ways to repay the loans that funded the protracted armed engagement. Alexander Hamilton, known for his advocacy for a loose construction of the Constitution and for heavy-handed government, won approval from George Washington’s administration for a tax on alcoholic spirits that provoked an uprising by enraged citizens known as the “Whiskey Rebellion”. The rebellion prompted a government mobilization of seventeen thousand armed militiamen who turned weapons upon their fellow citizens and by force of arms put down a protest against the very tyranny that had been so recently escaped. It was the first time that the United States government turned the military loose on dissident citizens, but it would not be the last.

Think not that the founding fathers were saints in powdered wigs this is a myth that has been created and promulgated by revisionist historians and encouraged through the years by ardent nationalists. The fact is that these were simply fallible men, who were often courageous, frequently misguided, and mostly authoritarian. Within twenty years of its inception the new government had accelerated government power, produced tyrannical policies, put into place onerous taxes, embarked upon unprecedented government spending and stifled free speech by imposing fines and jail terms for up to 5 years for those citizens who criticized the government or its officials.

The inescapable truth is that the makers of the Constitution for a free people were sidestepping the provisions thereof even before the ink was dry on the document, and by their infidelity to constitutional principles the revolutionary spirit that birthed a republic for a free and independent people was forever stilled.

“Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.” Romans 1: 21-22

When one reads the Constitution as originally written and ratified it is difficult to escape the thought that it was divinely inspired. Guarantees of free agency and personal liberties influence that opinion. As I have previously stated no nation on earth is a Christian nation and that includes the United States. Nevertheless it is the God of creation who lifts up nations and it is He who puts them down. God’s scripture said to Pharaoh, “I raised you up for this very purpose that I might display my power in you and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.” This was the same Pharaoh that the Lord drowned in the Red Sea. God has mercy on whom He wants to have mercy and He makes obdurate and unrepentant whom He wants to make obdurate and unrepentant. God will use the heathen to His own purpose and He has done so numerous times.

Simply put if this nation would have adhered to the Constitution, considered it immutable and unchangeable, and honored the God who seems to have inspired it the nation might have escaped the egregious fate that is poised to descend upon it. Josiah pulled down idols, destroyed false prophets, moved a people to obey God’s Laws and saved - albeit temporarily - a nation. As I look around this nation, I see no Josiah.


If it were not so tragic it would be humorous, this nation is teetering on a precipice overlooking a black abyss of economic destruction and concomitant anarchy while daily we are confronted by the lying emissaries of a blatantly socialist media and a now totalitarian government telling us that every government action guaranteed to sink the ship is pulling us back from the brink. Such talk is not only paradoxical it is stupid.

Our pseudo president would have us believe that the bailouts of seemingly self-destructing corporations and the stimulus handouts to apparently equally self-destructing state governments have saved our bacon and created two million jobs. This totally uninitiated and out of his depths president - the people’s choice - moves his gawky frame about the political world bragging of his single-handed rescue of the nation. The fact is that nearly all, if not all, of the jobs created are public sector jobs that do nothing but add to a hugely bloated bureaucracy and further burden the fifty percent of the people who do not feed at the public trough and still pay taxes.


Most of us know of the venality that infests our legislative bodies, and we are also well aware that our judiciary is filled with judicial activists whose decrees more often than not trample on the constitutional freedoms of the American people. But, what is often not detected in this amorphous degeneracy that parades as government is a third component, and that component is the bloated and rotted bureaucracy that underlies and supports the administrative, legislative and judicial incursions upon the rights, lives and property of every citizen in this nation.

This huge body of non-elected non-accountable and often insensate individuals, humorously referred to as civil servants, is compartmentalized into various bureaus with assorted and diverse control over every aspect of the individual lives of three hundred million American citizens. The mortals who staff these agencies have powers far in excess of most political agents. They have the authority - an authority granted not by the people whom they control - to write administrative rules that have the force of law. They interpret the bills passed by legislative bodies and put into place provisions to implement the provisions thereof. It is their interpretation that marks the character of every piece of legislation passed by our legislative entities on both the federal and state levels. They are the slavering pandering watchdogs for their masters in the various branches of government, again on both the state and federal levels. And as such they are given law enforcement powers that are commensurate with that of the hatchet men of fascist totalitarian regimes.

Nice going, Barack, just the ticket to avoid escaping the ax, create more bureaucracy and enable more bureaucrats to ensure that the ax will fall. If there is a winner here in terms of jobs, other than for government employees and their unions, it escapes me.


The impetus for the onrushing financial collapse has been cunningly engineered by the elites, a/k/a the illuminati. The ultimate goal is to move the collective capital assets of the people into the hands of the illuminati that when the collapse occurs these immense reserves of stolen capital will be used to assemble the pieces of a new world order. Out of chaos comes order, a new world order. In order for the plan to work it had to be implemented incrementally, and with infinite finesse. It had to be made to appear that the small players of the markets were on equal ground with the conglomerates and corporate giants and that the risks accruing to the investments of each were equal and shared.

In order to lure the bit players into the markets the market movers have cleverly played upon the dreams and aspirations of the commoners for wealth and prestige. The basic instinct of the fallen human nature is selfishness, and the leading traits of that instinct are greed and covetousness. The bait is the lure of riches and the power that accrues to riches, and the manipulative elite consortium that controls the markets triggers the hook.

If you are not a financial mover and shaker with the power and capital to buy and sell extraordinarily large blocks of stock stay out of the markets, it is a stacked deck. The shadowy financial elites who exercise control of the markets have all the aces and always know under which shell the pea resides. It is a sucker’s game for all but the financial giants of the illuminati.


The recent recession and precipitous market decline tells the story lets look at the winners and the losers. Millions of commoners lost their savings, their retirement accounts were depleted, their personal portfolios were devastated and their hopes and dreams fell through the floor. The elites came out of it intact and sassy, as they had intended. The visible peripheral entities under the control of the elites were endowed by the government - which they own - with billions of taxpayer dollars, this largesse was co-mingled with Federal Reserve funded interest free loans all of which enabled them to gobble up the assets of the chumps who had lost their shirts and to turn monumental profits. How providential for these that they could ostensibly fall into a barrel of manure and come out smelling like a rose.

This market plunge was only a tremor and an indicator of the implosion that is soon to follow. A total collapse is imminent and will be the precursor to an undreamed of descent into untold suffering, anarchy, and an ultimate destruction of the nation.


“Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: and likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.” Romans 1: 24-32

The preceding verses emphasize the vice that afflicts the United States and points up the moral weakness of its people. Rather than to be shamed our society revels in the debauchery and enshrines the national filthiness as though it were a treasured virtue. Our government encourages spiritual malignity, the courts defend it, and the churches alibi it. Indifferent parents who are involved in their own hedonistic and perverse pursuits abandon their children to the purveyors of social degeneracy that makes of them drunkards, dope heads, sexual deviates and criminals of various types. It is of this collective rotten barrel that our national leaders are culled, is it any wonder that we see avarice, sexual impropriety, criminal malfeasance, and a lack of decorum and personal integrity in high places.

I challenge anyone to watch ABC’s “Inside Edition” for a week, two weeks or a month and come out of the experience with a positive feeling about the society in which we are now living. If after watching this nightly litany on social degeneracy one can hold his head high and proclaim that this is a spiritually healthy thriving nation that person is lost as a goat and will be thusly labeled in the final judgment. Remember these are the sins of real people that are being documented. It is the vogue just now to parade the wickedness and estrangement from God of the people continually before the eyes of a spiritually fallen nation, its as though God intends it as a microcosm of the scenes that will be played out before the Great White Throne.


It is interesting that there appears to be an increasing vague awareness that something is wrong with our nation, and more specifically with our government. It seems that adversity provokes interest and attracts attention.

Suddenly people are wondering if they will be able to buy a house, or pay their kids’ way through college. They are concerned that there will be no jobs with which to secure the funds to purchase cars, finance vacations, or pay for nights out for dinner or to take in shows and entertainment. They have been running down the road of life at a fast clip believing in unending prosperity and perpetual bliss, and suddenly and abruptly they have come against a barrier that has cut them off from the desires of their hearts. Who’s to blame for their predicament? Certainly they are not personally responsible, it must be those legislative people that they have been returning to office time and again with their votes, Yeah that’s it - it is the stupid politicians who are at fault, let’s throw the bums out that will fix the problem.

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Since most of the people of this nation are spiritually blind they fail to understand that the problem is deep, it is systemic, and it is now incurable. This nation has run its course, as so many nations have done before it. Think on this dear reader in case the scripture quotes above failed to grab your attention. “We are a people who know that in the sight of God the things that we commit are worthy of death, yet we not only do the same, but take great pleasure in doing them.” It’s as simple as that we have sown the wind and will reap the whirlwind that all should know that the sovereign God would not be mocked.


"As many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name." John 1:12

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Jim Schwiesow is a retired sheriff with 46 years of law enforcement service. He served with the Unites States Army with the occupation forces in post war Berlin, Germany, and has a total of nine years of military service, which includes six years in the U.S. Army Reserve.

His law enforcement service includes: three years in the military police, fifteen years as an Iowa municipal police officer, and twenty-eight years as the duly elected sheriff of Sioux County, Iowa.

Jim has written a number of articles, which have been published in various professional law enforcement journals.










Simply put if this nation would have adhered to the Constitution, considered it immutable and unchangeable, and honored the God who seems to have inspired it the nation might have escaped the egregious fate that is poised to descend upon it.