Senator Ron Johnson, United States Congress:
We the People do not need Republicans, Democrats, or Libertarians … we need constitutionalists. GOP politicians proclaim affiliation with the Tea Party organization and movement, but when they obtain their office, they forget why they were elected, their constitutional duties, as well as their oath of office. It is why our constitution continues to be systematically assaulted, compromised, and abused since the Woodrow Wilson administration. The United States has reached the point where political entities are more important than our nation’s well-being or its People, and the Constitution viewed as an outdated document that confounds political agendas. Reformation back to a constitutional republic cannot occur this way, only leading to further reduction of rights and liberties and eventual tyranny. The Founders know of this tyranny, which is why they established the system they did; but the system is only as good as the people who are supposed to protect it and ensure it is implemented – as John Adams and others pointed out. Political entities are a necessary evil to organize and obtain funding to meet the high cost of campaigning, which would not be so expensive if the candidates did not spend time with negative ads instead of informing the voters what makes them better than an incumbent and/or opponent.
Where in Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution does it state that government to mandate and control individual healthcare? Medicare passed because citizens pay a given percentage of their income towards the program, as well as Social Security program. However, both suffer financial problems because of fraud, inefficiency, and funds received not entrusted to separate fund trust for those purposes only. If the legislators would be the first echelon in determining constitutionality of a bill proposed for legislation, the Supreme Court would not be required. If the Senate would not allow activist judges and anti-constitutionalists as justices, the so-called ObamaCare would never have been allowed. The Supreme Court only addressed the issue of penalties against citizens being a hidden tax. The following is Article 1, Section 8, which clearly defines the specific and scope of powers for the federal legislative body:
Section 8 [Scope of Legislative Power] …
1: The Congress shall have Power to lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts, and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
2: To borrow Money on the credit of the United States;
3: To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;
4: To establish a uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;
5: To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standards of Weights and Measures;
6: To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;
7: To establish Post Offices and post Roads;
8: To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;
9: To constitute Tribunals inferior to the Supreme Court;
10: To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offences against the Law of Nations;
11: To declare War, grant letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;
12: To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;
13: To provide and maintain a Navy;
14: To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;
15: To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
16: To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;
17: To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, be Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings; And
18: To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.
Article I, Section 9 continues these prescribed limitations of the legislative body:
1: The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year one thousand eight hundred and eight, but a Tax or duty may be imposed on such Importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each Person.
2: The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.
3: No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed.
4: No Capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census or Enumeration herein before directed to be taken. 
5: No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any State.
6: No Preference shall be given by any Regulation of Commerce or Revenue to the Ports of one State over those of another: nor shall Vessels bound to, or from, one State, be obliged to enter, clear, or pay Duties in another.
7: No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.
8: No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.
Time is wasted when Congress argues over the same-sex marriage issue, when it is not the responsibility of the federal government, but individual state governments – where marriage licenses are required. That issue should be delegated to state governments so the federal government can focus upon what they are responsible for as prescribed in the sections above. That issue is up to the society, not government mandate. If the income tax system was repealed and replaced – it would further lessen this issue. A flat tax with no deductions, no progressive taxation would be a good start. We the People have been waiting for Congress to pass a better system since the administration of Ronald Reagan. All we get is false promises. Taxation is NOT the problem of bloated national debt – spending is. Congress, as the private sector, must administer the budget according to funding received, and not ask for more to just spend more – making loans that cannot be paid back, or encouraged to print more money without backing which further endangers the economic future of the United States. The Federal Reserve System is not part of the check-and-balance system established by the Founders. Overspending does not work in the private sector, nor does it work in government budgeting without serious penalty. China is a serious threat to free nations, yet we are obligated in debt to the most dangerous nation among the aggressive nations. We can see that government’s agenda as a clear and present danger in the confrontation with Japan – but it seems no one sees the Big Picture. Domestically, ObamaCare will finish us off like it did in Greece and elsewhere in Europe.
Article II of the US Constitution clearly describes the limited powers of the executive office, the President of the United States, yet Barack Hussein Obama [alias Barry Soetro] is allowed to transgress against that document and its amendments, circumventing and ignoring the Rule of Law – with impunity. No one has bothered to orchestrate an Impeachment Hearing. He has violated his oath of office, protected those who are inept or corrupt within the executive branch, and believes he is untouchable and above the law.
Finally, there is the Second Amendment. Your last letter answering my concerns over the incremental destruction of this fundamental right, just as important as the First Amendment, is being systematically violated with gun control laws that over decades has not accomplished what lawful and mentally able citizens can accomplish who keep and bear arms using them for defense when necessary. All I hear is about hunting and sports shooting – which the Second Amendment does not address. If the background check system does not determine whether a person is or is not eligible because of mental illness, past or present or drug abuse – than fix that, but do not tell We the People we cannot keep and bear firearms that law enforcement and government officials use with impunity.
The Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is a short and clear paragraph, as the Supreme Court recently declared:
A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a Free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Every citizen, physically and mentally able, and who have not committed a felony including drug abuse are the constitutional militia whose responsibility is to serve when necessary with the local constitutional sheriff and state authorities to be called into action when it is necessary to thwart enemies of the Constitution and the United States, both foreign and domestic. We the People have the right to protect property and lives within property and community in conjunction with law enforcement. Law enforcement usually shows up AFTER the crime is committed anyway — too late, an armed populace is a safe populace despite few exceptions that corporate media tries to convince the public otherwise. FBI report clearly shows at least a 49% reduction of crime rates, including rape, when people are allowed to protect themselves from the period of 1992 to 2011. This, despite the fact that more citizens own firearms now than in 1992 – anyone who ignores this does not have the public interest in mind nor do they care about constitutional law. If law enforcement and government officials are authorized weapons on Feinstein’s proposed ban bill – so can lawful and responsible citizens. Since statistics show they are incorrect, this means their agenda is not what they portray.
I cannot emphasize greatly the importance of responsible leadership at all levels of government who adhere to and enforce the rule of constitutional law. If not, they need to be replaced with someone up to the task.
An Extremely Concerned and Constitutional Citizen