Unconstitutionality and Unfair Taxation of the People’s Income

Abolish_IRS_5The Framers of the United States Constitution, founders of the United States of America, were wise and had the foresight to ensure that the articles and amendments of that document For the People and By the People should endure. But only if We the People did their duty in ensuring that those that operate OUR government did not usurp, dilute or do away with rights and liberties established. What liberties and rights that remain today can be traced to the framers of the Constitution, their wisdom and their perseverance in establishing a document that would withstand time – only if that document was honored. We the People have allowed politicians and special interest groups to dilute and remove some of those rights because of false promises of those who wish to see government in charge of every facet of the People’ lives. They insist they know better how to run our lives than we do, and have convinced a growing majority that “fair” collectivism is better than individual liberty; when history has proven differently.

Where in the Federalist Papers does it suggest that the Founders intended to tax the labor of its citizens?

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Is Rush Limbaugh Finally Awakening with Other Americans?

july-4th_animatedI write about Americans awakening to see that the problem with OUR government is not just one political party/entity and our duty to let other Americans see for themselves what is truly happening.

Rush Limbaugh in the past constantly was on the prowl against Democrat Party member wrongdoing, and rightly so; however, he did not address the problems with GW Bush and GOP members on Capitol Hill. Well, maybe Limbaugh is one that has awakened in his latest commentary.

Greg Richter freelance writer at NewsMax wrote on July 3rd:

The Republican Party made a huge mistake not embracing the tea party in 2010, and it cost them in 2012, radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh said on his show Wednesday. But Limbaugh predicts another huge tea party turnout in the 2014 midterm elections. The reason: There’s no single candidate on the ballot to take them sit home – and the things that angered them in 2010 have gotten worse.

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Constitution 101: Bill of Rights and Other Amendments to the Articles of the US Constitution

Is the relinquishment of the trial by jury and the liberty of the press necessary for your liberty? Will the abandonment of your most sacred rights tend to the security of  your liberty? Liberty, the greatest of all earthly blessings – give us that precious jewel, and you may take every thing else! Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel.
Patrick Henry, speech to the Virginia Convention, Richmond, Virginia, June 5, 1788

 The Preamble of the Constitution has nor force in law and serves as a reason the document was created, as well as reflecting the desires of the Framers that wished to make a more perfect document than the Articles of Confederation to be a benefit to the people instead of detriment.

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Fall of the Republic: Do You Realize How Many Rights and Liberties Have Been Lost or Weakened Thus Far?

preamble_to_the_united_states_constitution1Americans have been steadily losing their property rights, one of the key elements of the US Constitution and its amendments, deemed important to the Founders because of tyranny experienced under British rule.

Thomas Jefferson, 1788:

It astonishes me to find … that so many of our countrymen … should be contented to live under a system which leaves to their governors the power of taking from them the trial by jury cases, freedom of religion, freedom of press, freedom of commerce, the habeas corpus laws, and of yoking them with a standing army. This is a degeneracy in the principles of liberty … which I would not have expected for at least four centuries.

When the US Constitution was drafted, approved and finally ratified by the states of the Union, it was assumed that the description of specific powers granted to the government would leave no doubt, as to what the government could do and could not. The absence of powers over the rights of the people should have kept them protected. The Founders decided to be specific and add to the Constitution ten amendments to declare the Bill of Rights. The Constitution details the powers authorized by the federal and state governments and the Bill of Rights is a guarantee of those rights as part of the US Constitution.

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Essay on Quotations of Thomas Jefferson

This phrase has become a well-known phrase, especially for those who support the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. It has been attributed to Thomas Jefferson, and reputable sources have used the first part of it …

When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.

The full paragraph:

When governments fear the people, there is liberty; when the people fear the government, there is tyranny. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.

The phrase was first (known) used by John Basil Barnhill in his Rip-Saw Liberty Library pamphlet No. 101, entitled Indictment of Socialism in 1914. The phrase can be found in Section 3, § 2, p. 34:

Where the people fear the government you have tyranny. Where the government fears the people you have liberty.

Common Sense: Changing the Approach of Problem Solving

If the federal income tax were the only tax levied by Congress, maybe the issue would be moot. If the present income tax system has been changed to a flat tax with NO deductions and only on income and not the death tax, interest or dividends this also would not be an issue.

The previous article addressed the problem that politicians do not stop campaigning for their political club after elected their political-social club and their political ideology is foremost in their minds instead of constitutional law and their oath of office.
Now that it is the time of year that most every American dreads – filing out ridiculous tax forms which affords some people to get more breaks than others and still others who get back most or all of what they paid by government stealing it from their earned paychecks – trying to make sense of the complicated system. While fearing to make a mistake that would mean the IRS would add a penalty plus interest on any amount underpaid, armed with unconstitutional power that is reminiscent of the Gestapo where your bank accounts could be frozen, lean put on your home and anything of value before being found guilty in a legal court of law.

Constitution 101: Rule of Law and Limited Powers of Government

Obama and company just do not get it. Their policies and method of keep spending, just raise taxes mentality is the major reasons why Obama and company failed to fix the economic problems, reduce unemployment, and reduce the national debt. Overspending is not solved by punishing the citizens with higher taxes – and that include the portion of society that produces jobs and expands investments. Their policies do not fix anything, it just creates new problems and expands on those existing.

Instead of fixing and revamping the expensive social programs already in place, they have added a very expensive new social program called ObamaCare. The wealthy are paying 35% of the income tax, before deductions. Instead of raising the taxes, reform the tax system to where there are no more loopholes, no more allowing certain corporations to get off without paying corporate tax or smaller rates than other corporations pay. At the same time, it certainly would not hurt to create a flat tax that cannot be raised without two-thirds majority vote in Congress. But that would be common sense.
As Senator Marco Rubioof Florida statedthis week:

Tax increases will not solve our $16 trillion debt. Only economic growth and a reform of entitlement programs will help control the debt. We must reform our complicated, uncertain, job-killing tax code, by getting rid of unjustified loopholes. But our goal should be to generate new revenue by creating new taxpayers, not new taxes.

For decades, politicians on both sides of the political aisle have had a progressive tax, spend policy or less tax, and never-ending spending policy. Most of the politicians in Congress cannot see that it has been past policies, and continuing the same policies, that has compounded the problems. If the traditional policies do not work, they refuse to look for new solutions.
The media sidesteps the issue by attacking Senator Rubio’s religious beliefs. He is a traditional Christian Hispanic. He is an AMERICAN, no matter what his roots. By rights, he should play the race card like the opposition and media does, but he does not use his ethnic background as a crutch or political tool.
The gay organizations denounce Rubio’s beliefs (and others who have the same) while promoting their own beliefs, which means that only their beliefs count – overriding other American beliefs and traditions. When it comes to constitutional law, politicians should provide equality, but within that equality, Americans must realize that what they perceive is rights is not in the Constitution – like guarantee to be offered a job and guaranteed to have housing. That is up to the individuals and the private sector. If certain class of Americans want homes or other things they believe is their “right” – they have to change their attitudes and lifestyles in order to achieve it. Government can ensure that the playing board is equal, but it should never interfere and provide special rights and compensation to a population who blames its woes on the wealthy and constitutional politicians. If government is to reform, then society must reform itself and reeducate itself after decades of being misled by progressive socialists who call themselves liberal – not even close to enacting the description, most often hypocritical in their habits versus rhetoric. It is certainly true that the middle class has been the backbone of taxpayers, but if loopholes are removed, especially for corporations with a reasonable tax rate – government will not be chasing away American businesses to foreign nations. Once again, it all rests upon government changing its accumulated bad practices and policies, which the economy has proven is a failure – but politicians cannot perceive that doing the same thing will never fix problems. That is what Reagan meant when he stated that Government IS the problem.
Meanwhile, the political left and its mouthpiece media is still whining about Romney’s truthful remark about the 47 percent. So-called “moderate” politicians do not compromise, they sell principles. NewsBusters, Jodie Miller was right when she jokingly stated in video that Zurich, Switzerland has a new policy to specify a certain area of their city for prostitutes and American has already established such a specific place, it is called Capital Hill. The humor is satirical and sad, actually, because it is true.
The members of Congress sell their souls for votes and bend backwards for special interests that will provide voters and power, and sometimes-monetary compensation. The political club, the political elite are more important than constitutional law and certainly more important than the rights and liberties of the American people.
When Obama won the reelection campaign he stated that he wanted to work more with political opponents in Congress. This week, Obama declared he would not compromise on the tax raising issue. …

We’re just waiting for Republicans in the House. But so far, they’ve put forward an unbalanced plan that actually lowers rates for the wealthiest Americans. If we want to protect the middle class, then the math just doesn’t work.

He is right; the Obama plan just does not work mathematically. He wants to ever increase taxation on the “rich” who benefit the economy and create jobs and at the same time push more government intervention upon the private sector with social programs whose cost, totaled, is more than national defense costs; and that does not include frivolous foreign aid spending. Obama and company will not be satisfied until the American tax rate upon Americans making $250,000 or more a year (a small portion of the population) reaches the recent British tax rate of 50%. We know how well high tax rates and big spending social programs work so well in the Euro states.

Rubio and others like him state that America’s domestic energy capabilities would be a major step toward economic recovery. In addition, he suggests that a Flexible Savings Account be available for families to save for the increased cost of medical care. He failed to mention anything about special interest lobbyists, representing insurance companies and medical corporations, are part of the problem as well.
Both sides of the political fence, however, require getting out of the mindset of not making government more transparent and more effective by reducing its bureaucracy that has grown out of control in over fifty years of government mismanagement.

The major problems may fall onto the Democrats, but the Republicans need to become organized and reform as well. As far as the media: they need to make objective reporting a common place and keep their personal advocacy out of reporting news, and within editorial and opinion columns. The media should be interested in serving the people, like government was established, in ensuring that truth and accuracy is reported, and providing necessary information for citizens to make responsible decisions concerning OUR government.

Expanding government programs, expanding the tax code system to make it even more confusing are not part of any workable answer. An interesting idea that would help pay for the Social Security and Medicare debt is exempt workers from payroll tax (except Social Security and Medicare payments) over the age of 62.
There are good ideas coming from the Tea Party movement, if the media would quit making fun of them and instead gleaning good solutions from their advocacy.
If the Constitution is outdated or requires some tweaking, then use the amendment system – that is what it was created for. It is not up to the Supreme Court to rewrite the Constitution through their dissertations and findings, but the Congress to pass in two-thirds majority, signed by the President, and ratified by the state governments.

Thomas Jefferson foresaw that requirement, but also inserted words of caution in letter to A. Coray in 1823 (ME 15:488):

Whatever be the Constitution, great care must be taken to provide a mode of amendment when experience or change of circumstances shall have manifested that any part of it is undapted to the good of the nation. In some of our States it requires a new authority from the whole people, acting by their representatives, chosen for this express purpose, and assembled in convention. This is found too difficult for remedying the imperfections which experience develops from time to time in an organization of the first impression. A greater facility of amendment is certainly requisite to maintain it in a course of action accommodated to the times and changes through which we are ever passing.

In another Jefferson letter, this one to Edward Livingston in 1825 (ME 16:113):

Time and changes in the condition and constitution of society may require occasional and corresponding modifications.

Jefferson letter to Wilson Nicholas Cary in 1803 (ME 10:419):

Nothing is more likely than that the enumeration of powers is defective. This is the ordinary case of all human works. Let us then go on perfecting it by adding by way of amendment to the Constitution those powers which time and trial show are still wanting.

Jefferson letter to T.M.Randolph in 1787 (ME 6:165):

Though we may say with confidence, that the worst of the American constitutions is better than the best which ever existed before in any other country, and that they are wonderfully perfect for a first essay, yet every human essay must have defects. It will remain, therefore, to those now coming on the stage of public affairs, to perfect what has been so well begun by those going off it.Jefferson letter to Count de Moustier in 1788 (ME 7:13):
We must be contented to travel towards perfection, step by step. We must be contented with the ground which the new Constitution will gain for us, and hope that a favorable moment will come for correcting what is amiss in it.

Jefferson letter to James Madison in 1801 (FE 8:82):

We have always a right to correct ancient errors and to establish what is more conformable to reason and convenience.

Jefferson letter to Alexander Donald in 1788 (ME 6:426):

A schism in our Union … would be an incurable evil, because near friends falling out, never re-unite cordially; whereas, all of us going together, we shall be sure to cure the evils of our new Constitution, before they do great harm.

Jefferson letter to William Drayton in 1788 (ME 6:414):

The precept … is wise which directs us to try all things and hold fast that which is good.

Jefferson letter to Samuel Kercheval in 1816 (ME 15:40):

Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence and deem them like the ark of the covenant, too sacred to be touched. They ascribe to the men of the preceding age a wisdom more than human and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment. I knew that age well; I belonged to it and labored with it. It deserved well of its country. It was very like the present but without experience of the present; and forty years of experience in government is worth a century of book reading; and this they would say themselves were they to rise from the dead.

Jefferson letter to James Madison in 1789 (ME 7:460):

Every constitution, then, and every law, naturally expires at the end of nineteen years. If it be enforced longer, it is an act of force, and not of right. It may be said, that the succeeding generation exercising, in fact, the power of repeal, this leaves them as free as if the constitution or law had been expressly limited to nineteen years only. In the first place, this objection admits the right, in proposing an equivalent. But the power of repeal is not an equivalent. It might be, indeed, if every form of government were so perfectly contrived, that the will of the majority could always be obtained, fairly and without impediment. But this is true of no form.. The people cannot assemble themselves; their representation is unequal and vicious. Various checks are opposed to every legislative proposition. Factions get possession of the public councils, bribery corrupts them, personal interests lead them astray from the general interests of their constituents; and other impediments arise, so as to prove to every practical man, that a law of limited duration is much more manageable than one which needs a repeal.

Jefferson letter to James Madison in 1789 (ME 7:460):

This principle, that the earth belongs to the living and not to the dead, …will exclude …the ruinous and contagious errors … which have armed despots with means which nature does not sanction, for binding in chains their fellow men.

In a previous essay, Constitution 101: Judiciary of the United States, I discussed the background of the Supreme Court within a new government of the United States, the 11thAmendment that protects states from the Supreme Court, as well as the Bill of Rights that limits the powers of federal (and state) governments. In a unified agreement of a national series of laws and policies, protection of rights and liberties for all citizens, the Constitution is the law of the land. Beyond those limited powers, however, lies the responsibility of state governments, which ensures their sovereignty and the will of the people. Social programs not mentioned in the Constitution, and the welfare clause has been misused in assuming that the federal government presides over and has the power over nationalized social programs. Social issues should be addressed by individual state governments in order to ensure that demographical issues and concerns of the people are addressed more directly. Therefore, when it comes to abortion, same-sex marriage, and the like, it is up to the state governments to decide with the will of its citizens. The state governments issue marriage license and its ensuing requirements, not the federal government. Therefore, the state governments must decide with the people’s majority decision within that particular state, whether same-sex marriage is practical or allowed, or abortion should not be the concern of government but between patient and doctors – and not paid for by taxpayers. The Supreme Court abused its powers and misused its purpose in accepting cases of abortion and same-sex marriage and not turning it over to the individual state governments and the majority decision of its people. Indeed, if the federal government would reform the tax system to where no deductions were allowed, unfairness between married and single tax rates upon citizens would no longer be an issue, and so would the movement diminish in respect to same-sex couples insisted upon marriage. However, if state government has the power to require and issue marriage licenses for legal purposes and other reasons – then it is up to the individual state government in making those decisions and/or the state courts.
At the Constitutional Convention, it was decided by majority that a republican form of government would be established, not a nationalist monarchy or pure form of democracy; for both had been tried before with no success. John Adams in An Essay on Man’s Lust for Power, in 1763:

Democracy will soon degenerate into an anarchy; such an anarchy that every man will do what is right in his own eyes and no man’s life or property or reputation or liberty will be secure, and every one of these will soon mould itself into a system of subordination of all the moral virtues and intellectual abilities, all the powers of wealth, beauty, with, and science, to the wanton pleasures, the capricious will, and the execrable cruelty of one or a very few.

How ironic that it was not long before those words began to take shape into truth and a window into the future.
From his home in Monticello, Thomas Jefferson wrote in correspondence that certain matters required resolution by state governments because, the Federalists (today the Democrats and pretend Republicans – RINOs) controlled the courts and were making decisions against constitutional law. Jefferson had the backing of John Taylor of Caroline who had presented the idea to Jefferson, and Jefferson called the Federalist takeover the reign of witches. Taylor was considering secession and in a letter in June of 1798, Jefferson told Taylor that the problems would not solved by Virginia and North Carolina leaving the Union of the United States to form a separate confederation, that would result in eventual separation between Virginia and Carolina. In the end each state would be separate and end up like Europe with the only exception being that the separate states would share the same language.
Jefferson also pointed out that once Americans saw that the tax bill for the military buildup, they would see the error of siding with the Federalists. Today, with the advent of the Marxist political philosophyof progressive taxation where one class or two classes pay for another class, called income and wealth distribution, ensures that the people become dependent upon a government whose powers exceed the Constitution’s limitation of powers and the state governments lose their sovereignty, all with the help of control of the media. This in turn diminishes the power of the people, who is convinced that government can do better than they can; willingly give up rights and liberties for a false sense of security. Thomas Paine:

It is the responsibility of the patriot to protect his country from its government.

John Taylor of Caroline, not persuaded to change his idea of secession, told Jefferson that just a change of political parties would not solve the issue; because human nature dictates the desire for  more power. A southern aristocracy ruling the country would be just as bad as a northern aristocracy. Taylor proposed to amend the Constitution in order to prohibit abuse of power.
It was decided in a meeting at Monticello (Jefferson’s home) that Virginia and Kentucky state governments would adopt resolutions in their state legislatures, in writing, objections to the Alien and Sedition Act of 1798, like the colonies did leading up to the Declaration of Independence.
Jefferson and Madison then began arguments for states’ rights …

The states were sovereign and to this compact [Constitution] each state acceded as a state, and is an integral party.

Another advocate of secession was William Branch Giles (Virginia) who stated so publicly.
Madison in his Report of 1800, objected to the direction of Federalist policy over a ten-year period and argued for states’ rights. The Federalists objected to the idea that the states created the federal government – which was truth. Modern textbooks state that Jefferson and Madison invented the idea of state sovereignty, but in fact, the founders had understood state sovereignty and promoted it from the beginning in developing the Constitution. Indeed, it was the primary reason they ratified the Constitution, despite some founders wishing to change that understanding.
What Thomas Jeffersonmany predictions came true, like the Louisiana Purchase and the degradation of constitutional law; although politicians and historians today have grossly misquoted Jefferson and others. The Republicans won the election of 1800 and the Federalists lost control of Congress and the executive branch. Jefferson had a sense of the basic American of the time, despite being a wealthy plantation owner, understanding human nature in general. The Sedition Actexpired at the end of John Adam’s term as President of the United States, and it appeared the constitutional crisis had ended. Thomas Jefferson became the third President of the United States.
Thomas Jefferson in writing draft for Kentucky Resolutions of 1798:

Resolved, that the several States composing the United States of America, are not united on the principle of unlimited submission to their general government …whensoever the general government assumes undelegated power powers, its acts are unauthoritive, void, and of no force.

Congress repealed internal taxes, leaving tariffs and sales of federal land as sources of federal revenue. Congress also cut the military budget, eliminating all seagoing vessels form the navy and cut army manpower to almost 95%.
Jefferson pardonedeveryone convicted by the Sedition Act, and returned fines they paid. It is interesting that despite the righteous act, no historian ever questioned Jefferson’s authority to refund fines to felons. [Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution by Kevin R.C. Gutzman]
The last Federalist Congress had passed the Judiciary Act of 1801, which expanded and reorganized the judicial branch. Historians claim that John Adams filled new posts established by the Judiciary Act with Federalists, but this was not entirely true for non-Federalists were also appointed.

The issue today is the same as it has been throughout history, whether man shall be allowed to govern himself or be ruled by a small elite.Thomas Jefferson

Today’s government is a democratic oligarchy whose policies, based upon socialism. Moves farther and farther away from the checks and balances put in place by the Founders in fear of just such an occurrence happening. While Democrats are sorely to blame, they are not solely to blame, for the Republicans have lost all consciousness of what the name of their political party means, just as Democrats forgot the virtues and truthful meaning of liberalism. Both political entities require reformation, but a people who have traded their rights and liberties for government promises of false security and easy way to live; and have put aside the moral and civic values that allowed the United States to survive, grow, and become a great nation will not press this.
As an anonymous commentator once wrote:

If we cannot take care of each other and ourselves as a country, we deserve to be governed by a group of the elite.

Another commentator from NYC:

Complaining will never change this fact. Stop blaming ‘them’ – it is our responsibility to know and defend our rights. … We are responsible – if we give up that responsibility, there are those who are only too happy to take it upon themselves to lay claim to our lives and liberty. … What we need is American Reality. [E. Archer]

Destroy the educational system and you destroy the ability to self-govern. Our system indoctrinates. [Warren Olathe]

The Judiciary Act of 1801 was repealed in April of 1802, and Jefferson ensured that the Supreme Court was out of session for the 14 months it took to fully repeal the Judiciary Act; then it was the New England states that discussed secession.
Romney’s major handicap was not addressing the Media and the Leftist Rhetoric-Propaganda, as Mr. Whittle pointed out as the video above. Romney was not a good communicator, like Reagan was, who won a narrow margin against Jimmy “Peanut” Carter. It failed Romney in 2004 and 2008 and 2012. Too bad, because his character, as Whittle pointed out, is “impeccable”. How many Americans can say that they paid over $60 million during their job career to the government of the United States? None of those who chastised him for telling the truth in a private campaign meeting (captured by a Democrat plant via cellphone) paid that much to support government who insists upon creating generations of government-addicted benefit parasites. Those among the 47 percent who do not pay or pay little after year end tax refunds. Some of that 47 percent actually get more than they paid into. Romney was being realistic and telling the fellow campaigners the reality of what they were up against with Obama and his promises of continued and even more “entitlements”. Voters voted for what they could get, not what their country needed.
If the truth hurts, so be it.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Americana: John Adams

ADAMS, JOHN
(1735-1826)

John Adams
was a lawyer, revolutionary theorist and leader, diplomat, first vice president, and second president of the United States. He was raised on
a farm in Braintree (later renamed Quincy), Massachusetts and was the first in his family to attend college at Harvard, as well as the first
professional person as a lawyer.

In 1765, John Adams lived part of the time in Boston with his wife, Abigail Adams, and their children, opposing British revenue measures and their enforcement by the military. Yet he was considered a moderate because he never joined in demonstrations or publishing inflammatory rhetoric in the manner of his cousin Samuel Adams or a friend and fellow lawyer, James Otis.

Americana: Wisdom of Our Founders

We are facing a crucial period in American history, not that such things weren’t faced before. We are for at least the third time facing economic ruin, but as if that wasn’t enough our federal government is breaking the rules in separation of powers that was limited by the Constitution, a document of government law that was not created overnight. Those we elected
have continually, in various degrees, continue to ignore the limited government articles of the Constitution of the United States. Those we elected are more concerned with politicking rather than being statesmen and stateswomen after winning the majority vote. Elections have become a circus side show as to who can think up or invent as much crap they can heap upon the character of their opponent; and too often elements of it or all of it is true. 

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Back to the Republic: Reformation of America

I am always referring to our nation as a republic, but just what does “republic” mean. In history, there were republics before the United States was formed and its Constitution and amendments were created.

REPUBLIC, according to the Merriam-WesbterDictionary:
1a (1) : a government having a chief of state who is not a monarch and who in modern times is usually a president (2): a political unit (as a nation) having such a form of government.
b (1) : a government in which supreme power resides in a body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by elected officers and representatives responsible to them and governing according to law (2) :a political unit (as a nation) having such a form of government.
c: a usually specified republicangovernment of a political unit <the Republic>
2: a body of persons freely engaged in a specified activity <the republic of letters>
3: a constituent political and territorial unit of the former nations of Czechoslovakia, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, or Yugoslavia

Since this essay concerns the republic we call America, the United States of America, as Americans, I choose to obtain the definition from those that founded our government and created its constitution:

If we resort for a criterion to the different principles on which different forms of government are established, we may define a republic to be, or at least may bestow that name on, a government which derives all its powers directly or indirectly from the great body of the people, and is administered by persons holding their offices during pleasure for a limited period, or during good behavior.
James MadisonFederalist No. 39

So, the reason for defining America, the United States, a republic, the significant factor is that it is a constitutional government or we can say that the United States is a constitutional republicor democratic republic – supposed to be. I have often used the term Jeffersonian republic here at the Lighthouse Journal, and that too applies to the general description of exactly what type of government the founders created. It is also a form of democracy, but not a pure democracy which would not work well, as the wise founders decided because they had studied that educational institutions had in their curriculum – classical education, wisdom of the ancient civilizations that created the concept – ancient Greeks, later adopted in another form by the Romans. Today, classical education refers to traditional Western culture that focuses upon education understood and taught in the Middle Ages, systematized during the Renaissance by Petrus Ramus. The Renaissance, as its descriptive word means, was a reformation period that boosted Western culture and education out of the “Dark Ages” when ancient wisdom and knowledge had been lost as great civilizations fell, particularly the Roman Empire. It helped advance thought and knowledge in several venues of study: literature, poetry, drama, philosophy, history, art, natural science, mathematics, politics, religion, economics, and ethics. In the 1930s, a great collection was gathered set into many volumes (originally 54 volumes) called the Great Books of Western Civilization. Two more volumes were added called The Great Ideas: A Syntopicon. I have the complete reprinted edition in my personal library and highly recommend it as a great source for general reading and reference. Encyclopedia Britannica offers this invaluable collection of great works.
It would be a great thing if someone or a group of scholars would gather together works and create Great Books of Eastern Civilization. People of the western hemisphere, for the most part, would be more informative upon the wisdom that could be obtained from such a collection of volumes.
So, from this first discussion, we can see that education is important, was important and was key to the creation and development of the final product that the founders entrusted to do so had put together and became known as the Constitution of the United States.
This essay will demonstrate that when We the People of today’s America want reformation back to the Jeffersonian republic, in the form it was created and want our elected officials, supposed to be representatives of the People to not only adhere to its articles and amendments, but protect its integrity. The Constitution, for the most part, is in simple language, meant to come to the point of what must be followed and emphasizes the limitations mandated upon those that operate our central, federal government; as well as that all states of the Union must abide by and cannot change without legal proceedings as described in the constitution. State governments have their own constitutions, which is appropriate, because authority is delegated to the states and each state has its particular elements or circumstances to deal with. However, state governments and its constitutions cannot alter the Constitution of the United States without two-thirds majority vote of Congress and ratification by states. State government can add to the US Constitution in order to address issues and circumstances concerning that particular state.
These points were important to the founders because they did not want the central government to “micromanage” – but instead, delegate authority to keep the central (federal) government limited in its powers, as prescribed by the Constitution of the United States. In addition, ten amendments were added that has come to be known as the Bill of Rights, because it deals with guarantees of rights that federal, state, country, and city governments must follow and ensure are enforced. The Constitution is the laws concerning government authority and its responsibilities and the amendments is a listing of rights and liberties of the People. The Declaration of Independence is also an important document because it clearly defines the reasoning behind the act of declaring independence from a tyrannical government and which led to the formation of the United States of America.
Rand Paul, at the Spartan of Truth website, son (US Senator) of presidential candidate (US Representative)Ron Paul of Texas and advocate of the Tea Party movement, wrote We Need to Go Back to a Constitutional Government (5-13-2012):

The message of freedom and liberty is very much alive with the Paul family. There is nothing more that I hope for than a Ron Paul Presidency, but if that happens to fail, I believe that there is a back up plan and his name is Rand. Dr. Paul has said it many times, that even if he doesn’t win the Republican nomination, he has already won in his eyes, as his message has gone far and wide to his audience and planted the seeds of liberty, that have been missing from politics for a while now.

Ron Paul, US Representative in the House of Representatives, has long been an advocate of a constitutional government. Yet, he is painted (by media and political establishment) as a “radical” and even referred to as a “looney” – yet his truth cannot be refuted because he uses the Constitution of the United States as his guideline.
The headlines are reading that Ron Paulhas “thrown in the towel” and ended his campaign for president this morning. He has gotten more news coverage on this matter with the mainstream media than he has during his campaign to win the Republican primaries. Newt Gingrich, who preached against the “Republican political establishment” has already dropped out, yet is endorsing Mitt Romney, the very symbol of the hypocritical GOP political establishment that Gingrich professed to be against. The glee of the progressive-controlled media is not surprising – he was worrisome to them and the political establishment that doesn’t want the federal boat to be rocked. They want status quo even though that element has brought America economically to its knees and continues to destroy the republic that Jefferson and other founders worked so hard to create. Ron Paul’s strategy, based upon his knowledge of the political process was determined to gather Republican delegates to combat the popular vote of Mitt Romney, whose primary win demonstrates that too many Americans still pay attention to negative ad campaigning and the media controlled by the establishment. Those who are in the power know that Romney would have a better chance at losing to Obama than Ron Paul would.
Why?
Because Ron Paul hasn’t changed his mind or policies in order to get a popular vote, he has remained on the principles of constitutional law and is a major reason why so many youth and those Americans who have awaken from their apathetic, brainwashed, coma to realize that the political ideology that is continually presented, election after election – the establishment – has not worked. Yet, those politicians continue to do the same thing and the American voter continue to vote for the same type of politicians that put America into the crisis it is in today. In this venue, it doesn’t matter whether that establishment or group of elites is a member of the Democrat or Republican party.
Ron Paul has won the hearts and minds of the people of Iowa, Nevada, Maine, Louisiana, Washington, and Colorado in regards to delegate majority.
But, as Prison Planetpoints out (has Ron Paul supporters speaking out: video1and video2and video3):

Does that mean Paul has dropped out? Quit the race? Suspended his campaign? Packed his bags? Returned home to lil ole Lake Jackson, Texas? No, it means quite the opposite. It means that Paul will have more ability to focus on delegate selection instead of the many upcoming winner take all states. … Certainly, the timing will strike Paul supporters as odd, given that Paul has picked up a huge number of delegates in recent weeks, and the fact is starting to be known that delegates pledged to Romney can switch their vote at will. … Ron Paul announced today he would not be competing in the upcoming primary states, saying that he would focus, instead, on his delegate strategy. A strategy that is working, by the way, and transforming the Republican Party. It is something he has said many times since the February 11, 2012 caucus in Maine. … For the last two years the national media has been saying that Ron Paul is out. So how could that possibly be news? One might ask, “When has the mainstream media ever thought that Ron Paul was in?” … The delegate strategy is working. That is the way we will impact the platform in Tampa. That is the way we will begin the process of change. It is through the caucuses that we are attracting youth, like the twenty-one year old woman recently elected to the national committee from Maine or the Ron Paul Hispanics or the Independents who have never been involved in party politics. Our people have been punched, yelled at, lied to and worked until they can hardly stand. But on they come, fighting for their children, fighting for their future, angry at the corruption of the banks, of Wall Street, of the lobbyists, of the congress, of the White House. The battle for liberty is not over. It has just taken on a new phase. It cannot be stopped by the national media. If that were the case it would never have been born in the first place. And some will say that it is a lost cause, which I will not concede but it does remind me of Clarence Darrow’s famous line, “Lost causes are the only ones worth fighting for.”

Apparently America’s tradition of favoring the “underdog” has remained or been renewed. Youth of America are realizing that if something is not done there will be no America, or at least a recognizable one. They are realizing what is in store for them as they take on the debt run up by politicians in Washington who think nothing of stealing from one group to give to another and stepping upon the rights of the majority for the wants of a few; ignoring We the People because they do not understand the intricate workings of government.
But then again, the Big Government of today, and the income tax code system as an example – who fully understands it?
The Constitution is in plain and simple language, for at least those that have been educated or self educated away from the progressive-controlled educational system.
It is the responsibility of EVERY American to know and understand the Constitution and ensure that they put in public office those that not only understand it, but protect it and enforce it.
Americans that won’t quit or give in to subversion and tyranny still exist, like in Ron Paulas well as constitutional Sheriff Joe Arpaiowho has been targeted by the feds and progressive special interest groups for a long time now. Yet, the people of his county believe in him, his methods, his strict law enforcement, and his belief that the Constitution does matter and is NOT outdated.
I invite all Americans, legal citizens, naturalized or not, to begin a self-study program in understanding the most important document ever written – the Constitution of the United States and become responsible voters; as well as responsible citizens and parents – returning integrity, respect, and honor back into mainstream America leaving out the bias of our history.
We are a nation of different ethnic origins and religions, but we all have one thing in common – WE ARE AMERICANS!
Let’s start acting like an American, so we can live like Americans once more and leave a legacy for our children and their children that they can be proud of.
Freedom is not free nor just a gift of birth; but it must always be maintained and protected, for there are always those who will attempt to or succeed in taking it away.
All they have to do is convince the majority.
Reforming our government means we must reform ourselves and erase the propaganda that has filled our heads and our children’s heads. Education leads to knowledge and knowledge is power.
We have refined our Constitution since it was first written, not only making slavery illegal, but ensuring that all American citizens have the same opportunity to excel. We have added amendments to meet issues that ariseThe key word is “opportunity” – for the foundation of one’s success is not through “free” stuff from government and funding taken from others to do so, but self discipline, hard work, and determination to meet one’s personal goal. Our government should promote the pursuit of happiness, but it can never guarantee it. That falls upon the people and their freedom of choice, for that freedom requires the responsibility of accepting the results of those choices, good or bad.
Yes, there is always a price for freedom, and not necessarily in blood or physical conflict. And guarding those freedoms is a constant and vigilant process that We the People must never allow to be transgressed upon again.
Reform America, Reform our Government and make America the great nation and model for others to follow once again. You and I can do it. I have faith in most of you.