Constitutional Thinking: American history: The road from a republic to democracy
I thought some American History might help everyone understand how serious our situation is today. Six of the top seven candidates still refuse to talk the issues, and look more as if they’re in a contest for high school class president. By the way, do you know what position they are running for?
Your choices are: (1) President of the United States of America and (2) President of the United States of America, Inc. If you selected one, sorry, you have to stay after school. Go the US Code, Title 28, 3002, 15A, and you will find we are now a corporation, not a Republic! Surprised? We’re just getting started.
Before we have any real chance to re-claim our Republic, we need to understand how we “lost the farm,” and then become angry enough to do something about it. The National Intel Report with host John Stadtmiller and his guest, researcher Peter Neise on Republic Broadcasting Network, gave me this idea for a “Cliff-Notes” version of the story. You need to do your own further research.
It’s 1776. The United States had a Constitutional Republic under the Articles of Confederation, then, for some unknown reason, a group a substitute delegates (our Founding Fathers) got together in Philadelphia and decided to put together a different structure since the Articles weren’t working, especially in commerce.
With the new Constitution, a common human being had to contract with the state government and national government. In any case, it worked quite well until 1861 when along came the Civil War. The war was not just about slavery, but also property rights.
In 1861, our original Congress walked out. President Lincoln, who was associated with the Rothschild’s, brought government back, but under Martial Law.
He brought back only the Executive branch and Congress, not the courts of pre-war times. Congress created its own court system for new Federal Citizens under the 14th Amendment in the years after the war.
All States were disbanded, not just Southern states, and they came back into a de facto Union with Federal citizens out there rather than the original de jure Union with State citizens. The bankers loved it – lots of new customers.
From 1861-1871, there was re-founding in Washington D.C., with the first corporation created by Congress. Territorial citizenship was given in D.C. United States citizenship fell away and Federal citizenship took over. States became un-incorporated business organizations under the District of Columbia. The original states were gone. This means that everything is done under contract like the old common law, except this time under new code of law.
The new codes used simpler law started in 1848 in New York and the Liber codes from the Civil War, so, we are still at war, with the codes used to control the people and the people’s commerce is controlled by the Federal government.
With the states phased out, we now had a democracy with two branches of government (1) a Legislature that did a turncoat on us, and (2) a Federal President. We no longer had a national government of the people, but of the victors or the war. Americans didn’t realize that the victors changed the whole complexion of Federal Government.
The push now began for people to give up their state citizenship to become Federal citizens.
This tug-of-war went on from 1879 until the late 1930s as the new Legislative Democracy ran parallel with the old de facto Republic with state citizens.
You could say 1913, was a “very bad year.” First, we got the Sixteenth Amendment on Feb. 13, giving us the income tax. This act continues to haunt us to this day. Next, we got the Seventeenth Amendment on April 8th, providing for the direct election of Senators. States now lost their clout in Washington, DC, greatly increasing the power of the Federal government.
Finally, the criminal bankers that caused the previous financial panic of 1903, gave us the Federal Reserve Act of 1913, by outsmarting a short sighted, poorly thinking Congress. In effect, you could say the Creature from Jekyll Island, the private Fed, swallowed Congress, and they have controlled it ever since.
After WWI and the aftermath of it ended settled down, we took off on the “Roaring Twenties,” a period of excessive credit (not money or capital) that lead to the stock market crash in 1929.
It was all part of the bankers plan to create another emergency so they could further destroy the remains of the Republic.
Meanwhile, step by step, and at an increasing speed, our traditional freedoms started to be taken away. We now start becoming trained to get a license for almost everything we want to do, which is, by definition, permission to do an act which, without such permission, would be illegal. To be continued.