THE LAST RED LINE
by Herbert Sunshine
Individuals unite to form governments to accomplish what they, as individuals, cannot. Foremost among their fundamental needs is that of security and defense. Among political scientists, this exchange, individual rights for common security is known as a Social Contract.
The Father of American democracy, Thomas Jefferson, drafted a Declaration to the King of England against whose government, the American colonies had a long list of grievances.
The Declaration speaks to events in Israel today.
"When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the bonds which have connected them... Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed....when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government and provide new guards for their future security."
Israel today has abandoned its Creator and worships the god America. We have traded our sovereignty over Holy Land for a dubious promise that our objections to the creation of a terrorist neighbor will be taken into account.
The government of Israel has disregarded the will of its people, ruling instead, by a cabinet, appointed by an executive who is unresponsive to public opinion.
On the life and death issue of the surrender of our lands and its inhabitants, there will be no vote of the elected Knesset; there will be no vote of the citizens affected. Despite promises tht our security will not be compromised, a sovereign state will be shoehorned between the Jordan and the Sea.
Our Prime Minister has declared that the "transfer" of Arabs is "racist", the removal of Jews from Judea and Samaria is not. Tolerating the murder and maiming of thousands of Jews, the government of Israel has foregone a military solution.
Dominated by the opinion of the "world" deaf to the word of the God of Israel and the tenets of Judaism, the government of Israel has surrendered unconditionally, shamefully and totally to a gang of murderers.
There is no security. There is no peace within our Land. What Jewish home is safe from removal? What Jew can be certain that he will be living under Israel's protection?
We are deceived and betrayed. The pronouncements of our government are more propaganda than fact. The media is controlled; opposition television and radio is raided and closed.
Citizens are jailed without charge, the right to bail or access to legal representation is denied. The Courts are appendages of the political arm; their rulings reflect the ruling class.
Therefore, the Jewish citizens of Israel declare that there be:
1. Immediate cancellation of the dangerous "road
map" which contains no mutuality of obligations.
2. The submission of the question of Arab sovereignty in the Israel to a vote of the people; a binding referendum.
3. Calling general elections for the Knesset, and separately, for the Prime Minister and for the Judiciary. Knesset candidates shall represent districts to which they are responsible.
4.. The drafting of and submission to a vote of the general electorate, a written Constitution, calling for separation of powers, checks and balances, and a bill of rights for Jews, specifically the right to bear arms
5. The cancellation of Article 7A of the fundamental laws permitting a political party to ban another party from seeking office.
A truly democratic government is the instrument of the will of its people.
At present, the government of Israel is the enemy of the Jewish people.
There is only one more red line; that of the blood of Jews whose government tolerated their murder in our Holy Land.
The American Declaration concludes,
"With firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor."
HERBERT B. SUNSHINE
Adjunct Prof. of Law (ret.)
P.O.B. 31738, Jerusalem, ISRAEL