Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States of America, was a Meraendian who played the difficult role of abolishing slavery. Many Meraendians have helped the people of the world throughout history. Some love Lincoln; others hate him for who he was and what he represented. Lincoln represented liberty. His life's purpose was about freeing the trapped and the oppressed.

Being a lawyer, Lincoln tried to follow the law, but the law was being manipulated in America to perpetually maintain the institution of slavery. Therefore, Lincoln had to fight not only the morally reprehensible concept of slavery, but also the law that supported it. He identified an intricate and deceptive conspiracy within America that pretended to denounce slavery, whilst, behind the scenes, worked hard to maintain it. In his famous House Divided Speech while running for President, he laid out the conspiracy involving parts of the entire government, including members of Congress, presidents and Supreme Court Justices. He faced the huge problem of the law being corrupted in the Legislative and Judicial branches of government which was executed by the Executive.

Lincoln faced deceptive laws that were designed with loopholes pretending to give states the choice of being free or slave states, which laws would have overrun the free states and made the entire country a slave nation. The conspiring United States Supreme Court, in its abhorrent decision on the Dred Scott case, held that slaves were property, and that they could not become citizens. In 1856, Chief Justice Taney held that: “Scott and his family upon their return were not free, but were, by the laws of Missouri, the property of the defendant . . .”

Lincoln knew that he was fighting a big enemy of liberty, an evil conspiracy that involved presidents, senators and the courts. Yet, Lincoln knew that he had to stay within the law as he battled for good against the evil institution of slavery. To accomplish this, he had to win the presidency in 1860, which he did. He also had to overrule the Dred Scott decision, which he did, and he had to abolish the statutes and laws allowing slavery.

One of the first things Lincoln did was to determine that the United States Supreme Court was not the sole interpreter of the Constitution, so he could ignore the Dred Scott decision. When Lincoln was elected as President, several states seceded from the union to perpetuate their slavery laws. Lincoln resisted the secession of the states by interpreting the Constitution and deeming that it called for a perpetual union of the states into a federal government. Facing whether it was legal for one or some states to secede, Lincoln applied the argument that the Constitution was a contract: “One party to a contract may violate it – break it, so to speak; but does it not require all to lawfully rescind it?” Lincoln contested a civil war on this sound legal theory, held the union together, and abolished slavery.

Today, slavery is alive and “legal”, because the whole of humanity, in one sense or another, is unknowingly enslaved. The conspiring slave masters use many pretexts to exploit the population. Some forms of slavery are very obvious, whilst others are sugar-coated or disguised. The slave masters entrapped their slaves by luring them away from the Divine. The slave masters have no Divine spark in them. They want to extinguish all of the Divine sparks in their slaves. That is the most evil of all conspiracies. People have to resist the slave masters and hold onto their Divine Will, until such time when they are totally freed from the slave masters' bondage.

The American federal government has been seduced by Darkness. It no longer stands for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It is no longer a government of the people, by the people and for the people. It has broken the basic premise of its own Constitution by its warrantless spying on its own people, by circumventing their right to free speech, association and assembly, by conniving to take their guns from them, and eroding many other things that protect individual freedoms in the Bill of Rights. The list goes on and on. Yet, Edward Snowden, for doing the right thing as a good citizen of America, has been persecuted, threatened and hunted by the very people who are entrusted to uphold the American Constitution. The federal government is so obsessed with its own power that it tramples on individual rights of its people. Thus, the American federal government has BROKEN ASUNDER the bands of the very Constitution that holds the several states together in a perpetual contract. Hence, each and every state in America has been freed of its respective contract to remain in the union, and all are now legally free to declare their own independence by asserting that:

they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the American Federal Government, and that all political connection between them and the United States of America, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the Protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

The states that secede would then be free to rejoin the federal union, create an alliance of other states, or exist independently. This is not forced democracy, it is real democracy. The federal government will probably vehemently resist those who want to break free from the bondage of the contract, but, the federal government has already breached the contract and relinquished its rights under it.

There are those who would say that secession from the union is an extreme step, but I say that in extreme times, extreme measures are necessary. America is one of the only countries that cannot make it legal to spy on its own citizens or tell them who they can associate with, or take away their guns. It does not matter whether the President, the Congress or the Supreme Court say it can. The citizens control the Constitution, and the laws the American government has made are, in fact, proof of an intricate conspiracy to steal the individual rights from its own citizens. Any American laws that violate the Bill of Rights are unconstitutional, even if the Congress made them, the President executes them and the Courts enforce them. Under the above circumstances, all states of the union have the right to civilly secede. Hence, any whistle-blowers may have violated the laws of America, but those laws are unconstitutional, and therefore void.

Americans are in a unique position to protect their liberty from their government, because America was founded with the help of other Meraendians like Abraham Lincoln, who demanded that the people have individual, expressly guaranteed rights that override all the powers of the federal government. Hence, each of the several states can justifiably and peaceably declare their own independence, because the federal government has failed in its basic promise to protect its citizens' liberty and uphold the Bill of Rights. Even in the small state of Vermont, in the small town of Newport, there is a secession voice calling for liberty and enforcement of the Bill of Rights.

America is such a beautiful country. It is a pity that a dark cloud is now hovering over it. The agents of the blank faces have re-enslaved its people and corrupted its stewards. The American government has forsaken the path of liberty and justice. It is now up to the American people to save their own country.