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On Liberty. A Statesman Speaks.

“Those three beautiful pillars” … “pillars of peace”. Sovereignty, security and prosperity are such a columnar triumvirate, according to Donald Trump who spoke to the world at the United Nations in New York, his home town, on 19th September 2017. A statesman was speaking.

Sovereignty is a word that has had a lot of airtime in the last two years in Britain. It is a word that has been abused. As with many activists who gave time and effort to ensure a successful outcome in the EU Referendum of 23rd June 2016, it was the concept of our sovereignty being repossessed from foreign agencies that motivated me.

Sovereignty is not just a word. It is a statement of liberty, freedom from an oppressor, hard won unbreakable rights of individuals to be equal under the law, for a government to serve those who are sovereign – the people. It is the basis by which continuance of government can be assured: that the government serves, that governance is by the people and for the people.

Power corrupts and the lessons of history dictate that absolute power and those corrupted by it produce misery, suffering, death and injustice. A foundation of successful societies over the last 300 years has been a protection of the people from enslavement, a common understanding that sovereignty must never be allowed to be usurped from the people by an individual or an elite.

Citizens of the USA are reminded of this foundation stone constantly (or should be if they have ears and a brain) when they hear the first three words of the United States’ Constitution “We The People…”. A reminder that the government is there to serve the people and not to enslave them, steal from them, engineer their futures or restrict their liberties.

Britons are not so reminded it appears. In our Bill of Rights 1689, a document written to restate and reaffirm the traditional rights and liberties of the individual, it contains the following reaffirmation:

“..That no foreign prince, person, prelate, state, or potentate hath, or ought to have any jurisdiction, power, superiority, pre-eminence, or authority, ecclesiastical or spiritual, within this realm, So help me God…”.

Sovereignty has been, and remains, undermined by our membership of the EU. Our Rights have been violated and a sovereign pillar damaged by those who purported to represent us.

Security. We all wish to feel secure. Secure from acts of criminality. Secure in the functionality of our society. Secure in our ability to house, clothe and feed our families. A pillar of peace, security is both a function of the real world experiences of people and of their perceptions. It is confidence in physical security and confidence that the government institutions charged with the responsibility of providing it, will do their job.

Prosperity. The third pillar, of plenty. Prosperity provides the security to feed, clothe and house. It provides the ability to protect through employing a well equipped armed force in service of the people. It allows people to live healthier less stressful lives. It gives them the ability to spend more on healthcare and leisure and it reduces incentives to commit crime.

When the people start to question not only the competence of the government institutions but whether those in government acknowledge and understand their servitude and function, confidence is lost and with it all sense of security and hope of prosperity. For many, with the continuing uncontrolled mass immigration and the consequences of it on terrorism, housing, schools, health care capacity and lawfulness, this sense of security is long gone.

Foreign persons, potentates and states have been handed jurisdiction over the governance of the UK by those in positions in Government. This is contrary to the inalienable traditional rights and liberties of all Britons and in contravention of those rights as stated in Law. The results for our nation are not good. Islamisation, explosion in dependency and welfare, breakdown of the family, lowering standards of living, rising pension ages and laws, so many laws. Sovereignty compromised, security undermined and prosperity diminished – the vandalism of the three pillars and not the path to peace.

In offering the world his proudly defiant promotion of nationhood, of responsibility, of governance for the people, of servitude towards the people, Donald Trump gave voice to those who seek a more peaceful world and who see that possibility of peacefulness being undermined by Globalist elites.

Trump’s speech was fantastic to those who love liberty and see the path to a better world through spreading and strengthening liberty of the individual through the servitude of government. Trump highlighted North Korea in his speech, the world’s perpetual playground blackmailing bully who have found themselves, for once, confronted by strength and principles.

No doubt the Trump hating media will focus on Trump’s ‘Rocket Man’ label, a reference to the criminal activities of Kim Jung Un and his recent orders to fire rockets over the airspace and land of South Korea and Japan. Perhaps the hostile media will criticise Trump’s references to the humanity of the Saudi’s or the danger of the Iranian regime, for the propagandists in the mainstream media, including to our shame the BBC and most other UK broadcasters, do not warm to the message of Donald Trump and will continue what they have done for over a year – shamelessly misrepresent him.

In a turbulent political sea of incompetence or worse, the world now has a leader who gives hope. Hope to those who wish to protect their western liberal societies and the liberties of the individuals who live in them, from the dangers represented by a multitude of collectivist ideologies that threaten them. Hope that the foundations of civil society will be underpinned and the pillars strengthened, buttressed. Islam, Communism, Globalism, Socialism Fascism, whatever the threat, Trump speaks for those who are threatened. He is the ultimate anti-establishment representative, owned by no special interest.

A person’s reactions to Trump’s speech will tell you much about how that person respects the very foundations of the society that they currently enjoy, for if they are lovers of liberty and listened carefully to what he said, they would applaud him for doing a rare thing and speaking for decent, responsible, civilised peaceful people all over the world.

 

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James Dalton stood as PPC for Barnsley East in the GE 2017

26 Comments on On Liberty. A Statesman Speaks.

  1. Trump has more sense and patriotism in his little finger than the whole of the “Democrat” and Republican parties combined. Every time I see him attacked and vilified, I know he’s on the right track and his words are true.
    I wish we had a PM with his nouse and ability, but all we’ve got is a useless, spineless, EU-kowtowing, crypto-muslim traitor. And the alternative is an even more stupid traitor who would train-wreck the economy and the country. Fancy being the 51st State anyone? I’m sure we could keep the Queen.

  2. As much as I admire Donald Trump, I am currently reading through David Icke’s “The Biggest Secret” (I believe it was originally published in 1999) and in his history of the United States he claims that it is not a ‘country’ as such, but a business, originally the Virginia Company.
    So here in 2017, while it might seem strange that a billionaire businessman has become President, suddenly after reading this part of Icke’s book, it somehow makes some sense; in the sense that yes, why not have a successful businessman running the company (ie the country).
    Adam Curtis’ BBC iPlayer documentary ‘Hypernormalisation’ interestingly begins its tale with how one Donald Trump ‘saved’ New York City from bankruptcy in the 1970s (and finishes with him becoming US President).
    The cold hard truth is that no matter how much people may ‘like’ Trump, he is still just another puppet of the Establishment that rules over us all.

  3. As well as assessing Trump’s words we should be assessing his actions. Although he promised to “drain the swamp” (the swamp of vested interests which pull the government’s strings) I think some visible progress in that task would be good. I hope that the new UKIP will set its sights higher.

    • I think Jim, that Trump’s difficulty in ‘draining the swamp’ is not a criticism of him, or for want of his determined trying to do what he promised. In fact, it simply shows how widespread and entrenched the ‘swamp’ is, both in the USA and the UK, and how long and bloody the battle to remove it will be.

      It is the cancer that is deep in the political structure, the media, the judiciary, the Hollywood celebrity culture and the violently undemocratic, liberal-left demonstraters, all of whom are trying to thwart both Trump, and the will of the American people, at every opportunity.

      And no less in the UK, its full ugly spitefulness and angry intolerance has been clearly seen in the fierce opposition to the Brexit vote.

  4. This is excellent, Mr. Dalton. It chimes so well with The Freedom Association. Would you please send it to them for consideration of publication in their magazine ” Freedom Today”?

  5. The electorate is unable to comprehend why politicians often act in ways that are against public interest. It is because legislators serve the interests of others who make them and break them it is because they,the traitors have an investment in base treachery.

  6. If AMW is elected, she and UKIP will have somethings in common with Trump – being constantly vilified and hated in the media.

    In that case UKIP needs its activists to pick up on every story to expose and ridicule the journalist.

    Also, there will be physical danger. AMW will need bodyguards. Perhaps her contacts can supply her with amateur Praetorian Guards.

  7. Excellent article Mister Dalton (don’t get bigheaded!). Keep it up.
    We are in a rerun of the English Civil War in order to re-establish the beautiful Bill of Rights. At the moment there is the drawing up of the battle lines, but soon it will all get far more serious.
    Before it was King or Parliament; now it is People or Parliament!
    750 out of 800 Lords are remainiacs plus 450 out of 650 MPs are remainiacs.
    they are being aided by theevilbbc and much else of the MSM plus some bigbusiness interests; plus the archbishops; plus academia; plus the metropolitan elites eg bliar and hundreds of others with access to influence and money.
    Today about 65% The People are for Brexit with about tops 250,000 Brexiteers ie those who ‘fought’ for Brexit last year and are prepared to fight and fight again for our rights to sovereignty and democracy.
    despite being optimistic about the midterm – we shall win- this will only be achieved by some titanic efforts. For some they can best play their part on the Internet supporting; debating; transmitting news.
    I am an able bodied man and thus it behoves me to become once again very active. We really do need to have public meetings and big big rallies.
    It does not matter if at first there is only 5 men and a dog. We each of us has to start somewhere.
    All this is much bigger than the leadership election. Whoever wins then I must perforce stand behind them carrying the flag ( in my case the war flag of Odin – The Black Raven – I kid you not*)
    It is not going to be pleasant nor easy.
    * On Morecambe Jetty there is remarkably a statue to Odin’s Raven which on a clear wintery day with the ‘Norse’ fells of Cumberland and Lancashire as backdrop would allow you to imagine you are in Trondheim.

    • Dear CK – and everyone – Apropos of nothing in particular and yet relevant to everything in my opinion, if you haven’t seen this, it is only 7 minutes long and I would love every one of you on UKIP Daily to watch – I believe it explains why we do what we do – it comes with my love to all – we may have different opinions on who should lead UKIP but none of us will ever stop asking this
      https://t.co/gueyQNrD54

  8. It is quite astonishing that UKIP have not ‘picked up and run with’ Trump, apart from Nigel it seems everybody else wants to keep their distance. I never understood what benefit was served by Paul Nuttall saying he didn’t support Trump, we had a chance to ride a global wave of populism but he snuffed it our, it seemed to me like he came out too early in the process and said he was not a supporter of Trump and then it was hard for him to reverse his position later. A big missed opportunity.

  9. If only we could borrow The Donald as our prime minister for a period of time. Theresa May is a diabolical disgrace (for want of stronger words), it is almost certain we are going to be done over on Brexit unless some miracle happens like total EU collapse. I half wish for several months of utter political turmoil in order to boot her out and get a sensible man in place who will LISTEN to what the country wants and get it done. I believe such a potential leader already exists in government; the task will be trying to clear the pond-scum to get him a clear passage.

  10. Full marks James. Well said.

  11. A quite brilliant summation James. Congratulations. We should be handing out copies to citizens in our High Streets

  12. Good article James; somehow we need to get our own Trump. Our “swamp” is every bit as corrupt, stinking and rotten as that he faces in the US.

  13. And this from our disgraceful so called Prime-Minister at the United Nations.

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/embarrassment-theresa-delivers-speech-mostly-11209871

    All as she prepares yet another climb down on Brexit, She’ll make a complete disaster of Brexit as she has of just about everything else in her career.

    I can’t wait to see the back of May, but where are we going to find our own Donald Trump?

    • If only Nigel could be persuaded to re-enter front line politics. He is our “Trump”. In fact, he preceded Trump and achieved his gaol as a forgotten an ignored MEP.

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