Defending the Constitution Behind Enemy Lines
a great book written by a great man
It has been a strange Memorial Day. Thinking of loss and sacrifice, but also confronted with increasingly common cynicism with respect to the Constitution from both right and left. The left hates it for obvious reasons, it is the last obstacle standing in the way of complete and unmitigated power. The right, well, they seem to take its failure as an indictment of its value. By failure I mean only that this document meant to constrain the scale and scope of government has ultimately presided over the rise of the largest and most powerful government in history that now routinely tramples on the natural rights it explicitly promises to secure.
The document didn’t fail though. It is just a document, after all. The people have failed, but this state of affairs doesn’t need to be terminal. Indeed, with people like Rob Green around I have faith that endeavoring to uphold the rule of law under the U.S. Constitution is the worthiest of causes.
Rob’s forthcoming book will go down in history as the definitive account of the military vaccine mandate, but it is much more than that. It is a story that explains in real, practical terms, the extent to which the Constitution and rule of law are under assault in America while also showing that they still matter. In other words, it takes an unflinching view of the dire situation we are in, but it simultaneously provides hope. How much hope? I’d say enough. Enough that cynics tempted to castigate those of us who believe there is more to life than the exercise of power as mere simpletons might take pause.
There’s no shortage of Boromirs and Sarumans these days. They would love for you to believe there are no Aragorns capable of resisting. Rob’s book puts lie to this notion. I’ve had the privilege of knowing Rob for a little over a year now and I’ve got to say the strength of his character shines through on every page. Even if we face defeat trying to restore the rule of law and Constitutional constraints on our government in this life, I can’t understand how anyone wouldn’t prefer engaging in that noble struggle over the alternative…
In America those are really our choices. We don’t get to just undo our entire history and pick a different form of government. We have traditions and values and they matter. Even if Hans Hoppe can make persuasive arguments about the merits of monarchy over democracy, that just isn’t how America rolls. We’ve got a Constitution that Americans still care about, especially a warrior class wielding latent potential to unite and inspire.
Rob does an excellent job outlining how a departure from constitutional principles eventually got us to the absolute travesty that was COVID vaccine mandates, and how close of a thing it has always been. How trickery and deceit has been used iteratively on the American people by eugenicists like Oliver Wendall Holmes to the feckless utilitarian military and civilian leadership of today. He also makes it clear how much a good man can accomplish when he is willing to lay it all on the line for what he believes in.
If you want to not only understand the full legal background of vaccine mandates in the U.S. and how these mandates were applied in violation of sacred oaths from the ultimate insider’s perspective, but to also be inspired by the heroic actions of a great American in a classic David vs. Goliath tale, I can’t recommend this book enough. It won’t be released until this Independence Day, but you can pre-order on amazon here.