Klein Verzet is Dutch for ‘Small Resistance’. The country known as the Netherlands was established as an independent nation with the publication of the Plakkaat van Verlatinghe (Act of Abjuration; 1581). Rumour has it that Thomas Jefferson, when he was writing the American Declaration of Independence, was in no small part inspired by the Act of Abjuration.
The principles established in this Plakkaat define the relation between a government and it’s people in a just and free country: Firstly, all power derives from the people; Secondly, power is delegated to rulers in order that they may serve the people; Thirdly, all important governmental acts require popular consultation and approval.
This day and age there are many forces at play that are actively seeking to undermine those principles of self determination and personal freedom. Klein Verzet is dedicated to defending the principles laid out in the Plakkaat van Verlatinghe and exposing anything and anyone threatening them.
Yeah, but what does that mean in practice?
It means that I believe every one is born free. That the state is subordinate to its citizens. And emphatically not the other way around. I believe in the rule of Law, not the rule of Men. More specifically, and given the historical evidence of its success, I believe in the rule of Christian Law.
I believe that currently all of the above are under threat by those that have set themselves above us. From the wholesale surrender and active collaboration with the EUnion and its tyrannical ‘post-democracy’, to the astonishing leeway given to islam within our countries and the ever expanding regulation and surveillance foisted upon us, I firmly believe we are on a dangerous path to losing what freedom we still have.
And I believe that whenever a system of government asserts itself, that does all that, that does not adhere to the principles laid down in the document that funded the Netherlands, it is the duty of free and sovereign citizens to resist that government, to change it.
So why in English?
This blog is intended to inform the Dutch about subjects of interest in a broader context then they are usually treated in the Dutch MSM. At the same time this blog wants to inform a wider audience of goings on in our small, damp corner of the world (like, for instance, the Wilders trial). That is why this blog is written in English.
You are most welcome to share your thoughts on the various issues passing by on this blog. However, a few rules do apply:
- This blog is private property. Respect that.
- Reactions should be on topic, using reason and arguments. I really don’t care what side of the argument you are coming from. The more sides the better. But all sides are expected to state their case in a thoughtful manner.
- Freedom of opinion, freedom of thought and the freedom of expressing both are held in the highest esteem here. Freedom of speech, however, is not absolute on this blog. So, it is of no use invoking it when receiving flak over your comments.
- By ‘receiving flak’ I mean: Foul language or inappropriate content will be edited or, in extreme cases, deleted. The same goes for verbal abuse of commenters and posters. Consistent or extreme abuse of the comment feature on KV may result in a ban.
- You are free to email KV if you do not agree with an edit, deletion or a ban. Just as long as you understand that an answer, immediate or otherwise, may not be forthcoming. Reasonably stated questions or requests will always be considered and replied to. Obnoxious harassing of the contributors will not. On the contrary, it may result in being cast out, where there is much wailing and gnashing of teeth.
- Because in the end, you’re visiting a private property. Respect that.
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