Constitutional Thinking: What have we learned?
As the year 2011 comes to a close, it is a good time to review what we have learned.
Hopefully you are learning a lot of new and helpful information reading this column, designed to encourage constitutional thinking.
You probably didn’t know that, just reading this column, places you ahead of, for example, lawyers.
Law students pay big bucks for fancy educations that teach them how to graduate and pass exams, but not much about the real law, the Constitution.
In law school, they study case law and graduate not knowing most of what they do is wrong. I would prefer to be represented by an eighth grader that had carefully studied the Constitution as long as the jury had done the same.
Get your family together and read it together each year.
The document is not that difficult. It states: “All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States.”
The President can not make law. The Supreme Court can not make law. If our Congress critters had read it, we would not have Obamacare, Agenda 21, Executive Orders, Un-declared Wars, Foreign Aid, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Departments of Education, Energy, the FDA, and a lot more.
By following the Constitution, we would be much better off financially (the country would not be broke and have a sound money system), physically (we would not have all the many poisons in our food, water and drugs - government approved, of course), and we would be the moral people we used to be (not killing, maiming, and poisoning innocent as well as our troops, worldwide).
Are we ready to go beck to being a moral and religions people that John Adams said was necessary to keep our Republic?
If we continue to allow our country to go beyond of the boundaries of the Constitution, we will reap consequences much worse than to date, and sooner than we think.
Liberals, atheists and others distort history, taking it out of context, hoping to take us away from our roots, most importantly, our Christian roots. People of other faiths in our country are protected because we are a majority Christian nation (poll results).
In Islamic countries, non-Muslims are normally persecuted, if not killed.
Our Founding Fathers all believed in God, even Benjamin Franklin, who some try to call a deist.
Franklin recognized God’s providence during the American War for Independence.
George Washington witnessed many miracles leading to the victory over Great Britain.
He believed society was helped by the practice of religion and harmed by its absence from the hearts of a free people.
Thomas Jefferson likewise was not a deist.
In a letter to Benjamin Rush, the President wrote, “To the corruption of Christianity I am indeed, opposed, but not to the genuine percepts of Jesus himself. I am a Christian in the only sense in which I believe Jesus wished any one to be; sincerely attached to his doctrines, in preference to all others.”
James Madison, Father of the Constitution, helped set in place the religious freedom we have today.
He averred, “While we assert for ourselves a freedom to embrace, to profess and to observe the Religion which we believe to be of divine origin, we cannot deny an equal freedom to those whose minds have not yet yielded to the evidence which has convinced us.”
We have learned that in every area of life, the facts need to be checked. Politics is no exception.
The letter R or D by a name does not cut it.
Talk does not cut it. Action and particularly, the voting record, does.
Presidents and Congress have dismantled the Constitution board by board, nail by nail, especially since 1861. Today they no longer use regular hammers, they use power tools.
Our Constitution basically disappeared this month with the new Defense Authorization Act. They hate us.
Last week some new incriminating documents from FEMA were discovered on a U.S. government site. They talk of plans for a total takeover of society by the military under an economic collapse emergency Congress and the Fed created.
Most Republican candidates are unsupportable by moral constitutionalists willing to do even minimal research; Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Michelle Bachman, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, and John Huntsman.
They are ignorant choices that will likely give us more Establishment Fascism, WWIII and a lockdown.
These candidates are supportable only if you are willing to “black-out” the sections of the Constitution you wish to ignore, for whatever reason, and you accept the GOP dirty secret: Big Business runs Big Government, bringing in drugs, causing wars, etc.
“Presstitutes” on the so-called neo-con/fascist right and communist/socialist left both attack the proven Constitutional Doctor, Ron Paul, but polls show people in Iowa and New Hampshire aren’t falling for their lies. Without Ron, I fear for the Republic.