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Who is the true sovereign here?

I wish to share a personal story. I was in my Thurston County courtroom as an observer. I was there to witness how my tax dollars were being used to protect the rights of my fellow Thurston County citizens. I witnessed the frustration of a defendant without an attorney who was simply asking the judge for the city to return to him disclosure documents he had requested. I heard the judge state that the city was not obligated and if the city so choose not to answer his request, that was their prerogative!

Well…I stood up suddenly and spoke out boldly to the judge, “Who is the true sovereign here, the defendant or the city?” Next I continued, by pointing sternly at the judge and emphasizing each word with my finger, “You need to contemplate that!” His quiet response, “I will.”

“Why my sudden impulse to speak out boldly into the quietness of that courtroom? “ I asked myself. “ Where did that intense clarity of my mind come from?”

That question about sovereignty, which had been forcefully ejected from my deeper or higher self, demanded my own contemplation. So, I began contemplating for myself that question which I had posed so arrogantly to the judge—“Who is the true sovereign here?”

Suddenly after a week of focus, I had an epiphany! I had an eureka moment!! I came to the realization that the questioning of sovereignty or who has the ‘absolute, supreme authority” may be a key to help solve most of our current and serious societal problems including global warfare and our impending ecocide. I believe contemplation about who is the true supreme and absolute authority here should become the basis of many if our discussions. This question about sovereignty seems fundamental to our understanding our world and its structures. It is my belief that when we collectively investigate this question we will build a pathway toward collective survival, not just the survival of Americans, but of all humans!

The Declaration of Independence is crystal clear on this subject: the supreme sovereign of absolute authority is the individual! And in Jefferson’s mind the government was to be a mere temporary creation by the collective sovereign individuals for mutual protection or ”Safety” and to promote their mutual well being or “Happiness”.

Awaken Americans! Please read your own Declaration of Independence. The people of Egypt and Middle East are quoting it as they stand fearlessly in front of tanks. They are not ‘inspired’ by us, the current Americans, nor by our brutal, imperialistic federal government…No,, they are inspired by the words about individual sovereignty by Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence:

“We hold these truths to be sacred, undeniable and self-evident that all men (and Jefferson used men as plural for men and women) are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men(and women), deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation in such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. (Etc.)”

Since that great birthing of America with its Declaration of Independence, that soul document of a new vision of a Republic of equals where the One is for the All and the All is for the One…. there has occurred a gross reversal! A flip-flop has occurred! The sovereign today is not the Individual, but the intentional ‘creation’ of the individuals….their Governing bodies. This gross reversal seems to have occurred at all levels. It can be seen in the simple family unit when there is father/male as absolute authority. In our local, state, national, and the world governments the supreme and absolute authority has become politicians, judges, religious clerics and/or businessmen.

What say you Americans? Are you the people ready to take your own innate, God given sovereignty back? ….to flip this obvious reversal back over and bring sovereignty back to the individual and remove rule by created structures called governments, religions, central banks and corporations? Contemplate these great questions:

Who is the true sovereign here?

Is it you? Is it we the people? Or, is it our created structures?

Mary Hath Spokane’s website is at


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