Inalienable Rights, Liberty and Freedom are on VidAngel’s Side

by Robert John Stevens, July 10, 2016

Hollywood studios once promoted the U.S. Constitution, defended liberty, championed individual rights, and elevated the common man with great films like Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.

In 1996 Matt Slovick of The Washington Post wrote:

But this film caused quite a stir in this town in 1939. The Washington Press Club sponsored a premiere at Constitution Hall that was attended by congressmen, Senators and Supreme Court justices. About halfway through the film, people started walking out. At another dinner, Capra was criticized for showing graft in the Senate. The Washington press corps, who didn’t like the way reporters were portrayed, joined in the attacks against Capra.1

But average Americans filled the theaters to see the film that helped make Stewart a star. The movie earned 11 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture (it lost to “Gone With the Wind”).

One of my favorite movies, Sergeant York (1941), taught Americans that even religious pacifists were justified to defend freedom against aggressors.

The 1965 movie Shenandoah Shenandoah reminded Americans that individual and state rights not delegated to the Federal Government were superior to usurped federal laws, even in a time of war.

But then Hollywood sold out to the globalists and have since been on the warpath to destroy the U.S. Constitution with its Bill of Rights, liberty, freedom and national sovereignty by destroying the moral foundation required to support their super structure.

By 2012, Neal Harmon, one of the smartest and most capable entrepreneurs in America today and now proven hands-on CEO, wanted to show his children some of his favorite Hollywood movies but didn’t want to introduce them to certain vulgar words and scenes in their youth.

Neal could have timed certain scenes and demanded his children close their eyes and ears while he fast-forwarded past them, exercising his moral and constitutional right to do so inside his own home but decided there must be a better way.

Having studied the secrets of YouTube from a programmer’s perspective while working at Orabrush, he realized he could create an overlay or filter on top of Hollywood videos without violating their copyright laws. Hollywood lawyers destroyed similar efforts by CleanFlicks and other companies.

After Orabrush was sold, Neal and his brothers started a company called VidAngel in Provo, Utah to stream videos that moral and ethical people wouldn’t be embarrassed to watch even if Jesus sat next to them.

Knowing the importance of abiding by laws that are constitutionally supported, Neal devised a simple, unique and legal solution: Let customers buy a video, stream it to them and then let them sell it back to VidAngel.

Leveraging crowd sourcing via Amazon Mechanical Turk, the Harmon brothers found hundreds of Americans who would gladly volunteer their time and expertise to create movie filters.

Although Hollywood won the battle declaring it illegal to physical modify movies even after they were purchased (a constitutional violation), VidAngel modifies no movies, buys them legally and stores them in their vault.

At some point in our nation’s history, Hollywood sold out to the globalist whose goal is to demoralize our free society, destroy ethics and usher in world government with them in control.

Because of the constitutional nature of VidAngel’s case, it could and should go to the Supreme Court. Despite Hollywood studio’s cunning arguments, the underlying justifications are unalienable property rights, the rights to acquire, possess and protect property, and the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and possessions.

For VidAngel to win they must spend vast resources virally telling the public that it is their right to enjoy and defend their natural and constitutional freedoms. This is their opportunity to teach by focusing on the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights and to arm the public with reaffirmations from all 50 state constitutions.

If Hollywood studios wins and government grants it illegal for the public to filter their own videos then who will enforce it? Who will enforce the right of decent parents to pause videos and fast-forward past dirty scenes? Do we really want Hollywood surveillance in our own homes?

VidAngel won’t win with similar statements used by CleanFlicks and other companies who lost.

Neal Harmon is today’s Jefferson Smith (Jimmy Stewart in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington)—the John Doe that represents moral and decent citizens who is being attacked by corrupt, corporate giants backed by unlimited power and money.

There is much more here at stake then just just videos: Inalienable rights, religion, the Fourth and Fifth Amendments and right for parents to protect themselves against state intrusion are all under fire.


1 ‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington’, By Matt Slovick
WashingtonPost.com Staff

ESSENTIAL PRINCIPLES FOR THE CONSERVATION OF LIBERTY

Only the clear enunciation of the fundamental rights of man–rights which no man, or government can rightfully violate (even at the “local” level) will stand as a permanent bulwark against the slow erosion of liberty.

It takes a highly educated and wise majority of people to be able to sift through the obscuration of pseudo-educated liberals who throw out benign appearing and lofty concepts of compassion that secretly destroy other’s rights.

…the burden is upon government to prove that such laws are in accord with fundamental rights. Most importantly, public officials should be aware that they are PERSONALLY LIABLE for any infringement of another’s rights, and that men may ultimately and rightfully defend their fundamental rights with appropriate force, when no practical or fair legal recourse is possible.

The principles and rights listed are sufficiently self-evident that a man who chooses not to accept God may still accept them as “natural rights.”

The very first article of the U.S. Bill of Rights detailed proportional representation but it was never ratified by the states!

James Madison knew proportional representation was essential. Why didn’t wasn’t this ratified by the states? Today most citizens believe many if not all the 435 members of the U.S. Congress have been bought.

After the first enumeration required by the first article of the Constitution, there shall be one Representative for every thirty thousand, until the number shall amount to one hundred, after which the proportion shall be so regulated by Congress, that there shall be not less than one hundred Representatives, nor less than one Representative for every forty thousand persons, until the number of Representatives shall amount to two hundred; after which the proportion shall be so regulated by Congress, that there shall not be less than two hundred Representatives, nor more than one Representative for every fifty thousand persons.—Article the first, Bill of Rights Transcript

In other words, James Madison knew proportional representation was so important that he listed it as the first article. By not ratifying it, the states sealed the fate of the U.S. Congress to be eventually purchased and controlled by banksters, crooks and conspirators—as we’ve seen in the 21st century.

No Compromise on the Constitution and Bill of Rights

Dear Senator Lee,

We have read so much in mainstream media about the need to compromise but why should patriotic Americans ever compromise on the Constitution and Bill of Rights? Do we not hold them inviolate?

Regarding D&C 98:7, when speaking about the constitutional law of the land, what did Jesus Christ mean when he told Joseph Smith, “And as pertaining to law of man, whatsoever is more or less than this, cometh of evil.”

Regards,

Robert John Stevens

New Bill: Presidents must be American Born Children of American Born Parents

Open Letter to Senators Paul, Lee and Cruz
by Robert John Stevens, March 26, 2013

Dear Senators,

Please submit a bill to require anyone running for the office of President of the United States to not only provide sufficient proof they were born and raised in the United States, but that both their parents were too.

If there is to be any exception, it could be for those who served in high office with a long track record of impeccable pro-constitutional voting.

Why would such a bill be so timely and important?

As President Obama has clearly demonstrated, it is too risky and detrimental to the cause of freedom to elect to America’s highest office any person whose parents did not properly instill in them the founding principles understood so well by the framers of The United States, for using the power of his office he undermines the rule of law, wreaks havoc upon our financial stability by further enslaving us with massive debt, creates dissension, ignores constitutional breaches at every level as though he supports them, and conspires against us to destroy the second amendment, all while he and his family frequently vacation, and while most Americans stress and pray daily just to stay afloat.

Not one word has to be made about President Obama’s forged birth certificate–a forgery so bad that the Photoshop layers were left in the file, as anyone familiar with that technology well knows or could easily discover.

This will further awaken Americans everywhere to learn and embrace the principles which made us great and to further ignite discussion that the greatest threat to our freedoms are from within, and that we must never again allow those not sufficiently schooled in our traditions to ever occupy high office or take sole management of the government.

In America you must be licensed to be a hairdresser. You must be certified to teach. But to Become President of the United States you just need to be chosen by the global elite and hire enough lawyers to claim your birth certificate is valid. Since there is no longer any obvious way to be fired, unless of course you expose those who manipulate your puppet strings, the presidential oath of office to obey and support the Constitution is merely theater.

Nobody is in a better position to destroy America than the President. Therefore, we must be certain the President and his parents are all true to the faith.

Thank You.

 

Quotes from Senator Rand Paul’s State of the Union Response

He proposes a 17% flat tax.

Here are some quotes. I especially felt the first is brilliant because it identifies the deep source of the problem and offers the solution  in just one sentence:

The only [government] stimulus ever proven to work is leaving more money in the hands of those who earned it.

If Congresses refuses to obey its own rules, if Congress refuses to pass a budget, if Congresses refuses to read the bills then I say sweep the place clean, limit their terms and send them home.

I’ve seen the inner sanctum of Congress and believe me there is no monopoly on knowledge there.

We are the party that adheres to the constitution. And so we won’t let the liberals tread on the second amendment. We will fight to defend the entire bill of rights from the right to trial by jury to the right to be free from unlawful searches. We will stand up against excessive government power wherever we see it. We cannot and will not allow any president to act as if he were a king. We will not let any president use executive orders to impinge on the second amendment. We won’t tolerate secret lists of American citizens who can be killed without a trial…I will oppose abuses of power by the executive.