If the Constitution written in 1776 was being properly enforced, I don’t believe that we would need any new amendments and an Article V Convention would be totally unnecessary. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court has amended the Constitution every time they interpret it. The authority to interpret the Constitution was NOT granted to the Supreme Court in the Constitution. Chief Justice John Marshall introduced the doctrine known as Judicial Review. He took the position that the authority of the Supreme Court to interpret the meaning of the Constitution was an implied power that was both necessary and proper. Allowing the Supreme Court to change the Constitution by interpreting it, gives the Court the power to amend the Constitution without a single state having to ratify it. The Court is a perpetual Convention to Amend the Constitution. Instead of needing two-thirds of Congress and three-fourths of the states to agree, the nine lawyers in black robes need only vote 5-4 to amend the Constitution without the concurrence of a single state.
By using the Principle of Nullification one of the checks and balances that has been lost can be restored and we will have a mechanism where the states can prevent the Supreme Court from distorting the Constitution.
If you have watched the video presented above, you have seen in action Sheriff Richard Mack, CSPA, who not only believes what he says, but lives it. Pay attention to his true tales of Americans and sheriffs who stand by the People and their rights, just as their oath dictates. The federal government, in its unconstitutional process, began muscling its authority over property rights which was so sacred to the founders of our nation. We the People must ensure that we elect sheriffs like Sheriff Richard Mack and Sheriff Joe Arpaio. I am in the process of getting the attention of my country sheriff for the very same thing. Because, as Sheriff Mack pointed out in the video, we can no longer rely on Washington, DC, the seat of our federal government to facilitate the reformation of our government. This election of 2012 is the final straw and We the People should rise up in peaceful protest and demand that the corruption and tyranny of the federal government end once and for all. Since the advocacy of a constitutional republic and the reformation of federal government has not worked from top-to-bottom, We the People must work from bottom-to-top starting with the local county sheriff.
This month we are to hear the Supreme Court decision concerning the so-called ObamaCare on whether it is all or in part a constitutional legislation.
Article III of the Constitution addresses the power of the US Supreme Court and other federal courts in the Judicial Branch very broadly, leaving room for interpretation and legislative modification in most areas except original jurisdiction.…
Section 1. The judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in one Supreme Court, and in such inferior courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The judges, both of the supreme and inferior courts, shall hold their offices during good behaviour, and shall, at stated times, receive for their services, a compensation, which shall not be diminished during their continuance in office.
Section 2. The judicial power shall extend to all cases, in law and equity, arising under this Constitution, the laws of the United States, and treaties made, or which shall be made, under their authority;–to all cases affecting ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls;–to all cases of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction;–to controversies to which the United States shall be a party;–to controversies between two or more states;–between a state and citizens of another state;–between citizens of different states;–between citizens of the same state claiming lands under grants of different states, and between a state, or the citizens thereof, and foreign states, citizens or subjects.
In all cases affecting ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, and those in which a state shall be party, the Supreme Court shall have original jurisdiction. In all the other cases before mentioned, the Supreme Court shall have appellate jurisdiction, both as to law and fact, with such exceptions, and under such regulations as the Congress shall make.
The trial of all crimes, except in cases of impeachment, shall be by jury; and such trial shall be held in the state where the said crimes shall have been committed; but when not committed within any state, the trial shall be at such place or places as the Congress may by law have directed.
excellent barrier to the encroachments and oppressions of the representative body … to secure a steady, upright, and impartial administration of the laws.
The Tenth Amendment is similar to the earlier law of the Articles of Confederation that stated:
Each state retains its sovereignty, freedom, and independence, and every power, jurisdiction, and right, which is not by this Confederation expressly delegated, to the United States, in Congress assembled.
As an amendment to the Constitution, the first ten being the original Bill of Rights, the text reads:
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
Our federal government has violated the Tenth Amendment, as well as the Fourth, among the articles of convention. The reason why the unconstitutionality of the federal government has been carrying on for so long, as well as escalating encroachment upon the rights and liberties of We the People is that they have crafted it in such a manner as to be unnoticed by the general populace and the populace is not paying attention — for some, politics, like history, “is boring”.
It is imperative, and to our best interests, to keep informed of truth as well as knowledge of what the Constitution of the United States means and what it says. Remember, those we elect have the power over your life — especially when the checks and balances system is broken.
The Constitution, for the most part, is written in simple language, but sometimes too brief which has caused those who wish to do so, interpret it beyond and differently than what was established by the founders of our nation. It is why it is dangerous to elect lawyers to public office – their sole purpose in life is to seek out and use loopholes.
We need to close those loopholes and at the same time take back our property rights (and other rights and liberties), as well as limit the powers of government to the Rule of Law for which the Constitution was written. We need tax system reform now. We need to secure our borders and enforce the common sense immigration laws set in place for important reasons. We need to stop persecuting businesses that provide employment for Americans instead of chasing them away to a foreign country or even to another state because of the intrusive and draconian laws that Congress passes and presidents sign.
The state governments must recognize and adhere to constitutional law, but at the same time, the federal government must respect state rights.
The media has made the political rhetoric about gay marriage suddenly an important issue of the federal government and campaign issue of Election 2012. It should not only be an issue, but it is not the business of the federal government to dictate to states or churches who or who may not be legally married. Since the sanctity of marriage, in its long human history, originated with religious organization – it is time that federal and state governments delegate back to the churches, synagogues, wedding chapels, et cetera the rights of legal marriage. Bottom line: it is the jurisdiction of state government and the people to decide who can be legally married and who cannot.
What should be discussed in this Election 2012 campaign are issues as to how the candidates are going to limit government, reduce spending, end the practice of the Congress and the President of increasing taxes instead of reducing the cost of operating the government. One political entity continually cries that the American tax system is not fair because the wealthy and corporations are not paying enough – despite the fact that as much as, or more, than 40% of American citizens pay less than others and none at all – because they get it all at the end of the tax year as tax refunds. Everyone should pay the same percentage rate and there should be no deductions, thus relieving taxpayers and government the cost of filing each year, and that rate should be a low, reasonable rate; such as ten percent because that has been the custom of tithe for religious institutions. Remember, 10% is a percentage, which means that the more one makes as income, the more one pays in terms of dollars. So, the “rich” automatically pay their share. Presently, the corporate tax rate in America is higher than any other nation around the globe. Another point is that some corporations pay a higher rate than others – or none at all – depending who has the most powerful influence upon the legislative branch of the federal government. The two major agencies and affiliations that should fall by the way in limiting our government’s power, intrusion, and scope (physical size) is to get rid of the IRS, EPA, and other unconstitutional agencies who should not have the power it now commands.
We the People are at the crossroad, indeed with the present executive and legislative branches, we are moving beyond it. And, it is We the Peoplewho are going to allow the tyranny of government to reach a point of no return for varied reasons. We are also at the start of a Second American Revolution, but this one, if it is to be successful and righteous, must be fought not with bullets and physical aggression; but instead with the power of coalition and unity, as well as the articles of the Constitution, the amendments, and our votes. In reference to the latter, American citizens have the power of vote only if they do not conform to media and political manipulation. Americans should vote for individuals, not political clubs – which the two traditional parties have proven that they cannot be relied upon to keep their oaths of office, as well as honor and protect the Constitution of the United States.
If I am to be categorized as far as political philosophy, I am not conservative, liberal, or progressive; but instead a constitutionalist. That is the type of individuals we should be selecting to operate our government on our behalf. If the system is not being reformed and the issues not corrected, election after election – than don’t you think it is time to stop and reassess as to what type of people are being elected?
There is something wrong when a candidate preaches constitutionality and then is dubbed by politicians and their media tool as “radical”.
Wake Up, America – let’s join the wave of patriots and constitutionalists who have already begun the endeavor to being our government, state and federal, back into the fold of the constitutional republic.
|Fort Logan National Cemetery
This Memorial Day weekend, let us pause a moment to silently thank and/or pray for those fellow Americans throughout our history who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom and loyalty to our nation. They were people from all walks of life, from all “social classes”, different religions, varied ethnic and racial groups; but all had one thing in common — they were Americans serving their country.
An American does not have to be a member of the US Armed Forces in order to be a patriot, or even a hero. Just as a person does not have to be religious to be moral and have fundamental values of good character.
Just by standing with your neighbor and fellow citizens to protect the Constitution and our rightful heritage as free men and women qualifies you to be a patriot.
For those that have begun or intend to become involved in the endeavor mentioned here in this article, I salute you and welcome you to the growing ranks of Americans who have had enough of tyrants who pretend to be operating our government for US, and those who purposefully continue to change our government into something it was never intended to be for whatever reasons they imagine in their minds.
The political platform for every candidate should be the Constitution of the United States and its amendments.