From the August 2002 Idaho Observer:


COMMON SENSE II

Educate your friends, neighbors and local 
officials with Common Sense II Thomas Paine's pamphlet Common Sense was written and widely circulated in 1776. The simple logic and intelligence presented in Common Sense persuaded thousands of ordinary citizens to support a movement that sought to unite the colonies in an effort to win their independence from England. The birth of our nation and freedom from King George's tyranny is a direct result of this nation's people understanding the real issues and choosing freedom over tyranny.

We, the editors of Common Sense II, are anonymous just as Common Sense was originally published anonymously. We recognize that this 92-page, 3” x 6” booklet has tall shoes to fill. Time is running out and we must once again persuade our countrymen to choose freedom over tyranny.

The sole purpose of Common Sense II is to awaken our sleeping countrymen. We have compiled the most illustrative and eloquent writings available and have arranged them in the manner most likely to persuade a nation to stand.


Contents

Chapter I

A Sovereign Nation-State Republic . . . . . 1

Democracy v Republic . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Our Right to Be Secure In Our Home . . . . . 6

County Government is the Building Block of Our Political System . .. . . . . . 9

Colorado's Federal Mandate Act . . . . . . 10

Arresting Power of Sheriff . . . . . . . . 13

True Purpose of the Jury System . . . . . . 15

Chapter II

Destruction of Our Form of Govt. . . . . . 18

Three Types of Conquest . . . . . . . . . 20

Walls in Our Minds . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Newspaper Control in America . . . . . . . 24

Money and Gold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Machiavellian Politics . . . . . . . . . . 34

Chapter III

Declaration of Violations to the Constitution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

The Federal Reserve and the IRS . . . . . . 44

NAFTA/GATT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Environmental Laws That Over-Regulate Small Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

RMAPs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

CAFRs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Chapter IV

Wars Do Not Just Happen . . . . . . . . . . 55

We Are in a Police State . . . . . . . . . 56

Illegal Immigration . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Secret Experiments . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Conspiracy Theories . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Chapter V

Sovereignty and Jurisdiction of Rights . . 62

Life Terms of Supreme Court Justices . . . 66

The Missing 13th Amendment . . . . . . . . 68

The Rule of Law Today . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Chapter VI

Address To the People/Public Officials . . 75

Dear County Commission/Sheriff . . . . . . 78

Sample Petition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

Index to the Constitution . . . . . . . . . 82

The Cover

The signal lantern for Paul Revere shined in Boston's North Church to warn the colonists that the King's troops were heading toward Lexington and Concord April 19, 1775. The light is shining again.

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