–“The story of [the Empire’s] ruin is simple and obvious; and, instead of inquiring why the Roman empire was destroyed, we should rather be surprised that it had subsisted so long. The victorious legions, who, in distant wars, acquired the vices of strangers and mercenaries, first oppressed the freedom of the republic, and afterwards violated the majesty of the purple [the color of the robes of the Roman magistrates, ie: THE LAW]. The emperors, anxious for their personal safety and the public peace, were reduced to the base expedient of corrupting the discipline which rendered [the citizens both] alike (each other,) formidable to their sovereign, and to the enemy; the vigour of the military government was relaxed, and finally dissolved, by the partial institutions of Constantine [Christianity]; and the Roman world was overwhelmed by a deluge of Barbarians.”— Edward Gibbon. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, “General Observations on the Fall of the Roman Empire in the West”, Chapter 38
IT ALL BEGINS AND ENDS WITH OUR MILITIA, AND OUR MILITIA BY THEIR LAW, AND THEIR LAW BY EXCEPTIONLESS INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY.