There are many principles that define our Constitutional Republican form of government; these principals were defined by men who came before us who were instrumental in the drafting, and seeing the ratification thereof. These men, in my opinion, were wise beyond their years; having fought a tyrannical king, and his armies through shear determination that our nation would be free, and constituted to preserve it through out eternity, if we could only prevent our constitution from being perverted by those who disagree with our constitutional laws, and would seek to reform it in their preference, to suit their purposes in the name of being fair, good, and now politically correct in their manner and means; all in promising everyone would be equal in the name of humanity.
Below are some of our Founding Father’s views, and writings: and my comments thereto:
"If virtue and knowledge are diffused among the people, they will never be enslaved. This will be their great Security." Samuel Adams
Comment: As Samuel Adams said here, educate the people as to those things which will keep us free to ensure we can prevent our enslavement to any one, or any form of government. He understood that there were those among us who would, through their ideology, and teachings, subvert our constitution once in power, this through their legislative efforts in social programs and education, along with their political correctness doctrine; all of which will make it easier for them to usurp our constitution, and the principles therein.
Interesting side note: Sam Adams did not brew beer, or ale; he did however, grow, and market hops; somewhat unsuccessfully as noted in history.
“A Constitution is not the act of a government, but of a people constituting a government, and government without a constitution is power without a right.” Thomas Paine, The Rights of Man, Part the Second, Chapter IV, Of Constitutions (1792).
Comment: Thomas Paine understood that our constitution was written to make sure the powers given therein came from We the People to the government, and not from the government to We the People.
It is unfortunate that over the last 100 years We the People have allowed our elected politicians, of both parties, to subvert, and usurp, our constitutional laws to suit their philosophical desires to keep getting elected. Their use of entitlement programs was nothing more than enslaving us with the easy life, the food on the table, and other entitlement programs which would have us beholding to these politicians for our very existence. This has been nothing more than replacing the plantation owners, and masters, with the federal government thereby re-enslaving the masses. This enslavement is funded by We the People’s money, without our approval. We all let them do this to our nation; now we need to fix this starting in November 2010.
"If, in the opinion of the people, the distribution or modification of the constitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the Constitution designates. But let there be no change by usurpation; for though this, in one instance, may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed.” George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796.
Comment: Here President Washington is warning We the People that there are those among us who are not constitutionalist, who would take advantage of their offices in deference to We the People, and our nation as a Constitutional Republic. These elected officials would make changes in spite of our constitutional and its amendments; and avoid, at all costs, the process designed to amend our constitution, as long as We the People would shut our eyes, and mute our ears, and voices to what they were doing. We the People have allowed the migration of those so bent to inhabit our halls of congress, our administration, and our judicial branches of government to the point of abdicating our constitution, and our nation to them. This has all been done under Socialism, Liberalism, Marxism, and Communism, and Progressives; all of which years ago would have kept those ideologies out of our government, and sent everyone on a hunt to expose those with such leanings. The House of Un-American Activities, circa 1950, was such a quest; but in their quest drove those unexposed deeper underground only to re-emerge in the 1960, in the forms of SDS, Weather Underground, Black Panthers, and several other groups. Moving forward until today when you look at our halls of congress, our administration, and our judiciary, and see them sitting at the helm of our government all because We the People have slept our way to their success. Today, how many of these avowed Socialist, Marists, and Communists do you count in our administrative branch of government? It is alarming to say the least. We need to start our movement back to our Constitutional Republic roots; and we need to start that this November.
"Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men; therefore, the people alone have an incontestable, unalienable, and indefeasible right to institute government; and to reform, alter, or totally change the same, when their protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness require it." John Adams.
Comment: President Adams tells us that the people we send to Washington to represent us are not there to do their own bidding for their benefit, or the benefit of those closely gathered around them; they are there to represent We the People and do our business in managing our federal government, and for no other reason. If We the People find these representatives are not doing what we sent them to congress, and the white house to do then We the People not only the right, but the duty to our nation, our constitution, and ourselves to make the changes necessary to restore our constitution principals, and our government to its original intent; and where the amendments thereto are a diversion for our original constitutional dictates, repeal them, or if necessary repeal and re-amend to clarify their intent. We the People rule our government, our government, or government as constituted, does not rule We the People it only provides the laws of our nation. November starts the process; be there if you want to be involved.
"Our safety, our liberty, depends upon preserving the Constitution of the United States as our fathers made it inviolate. The people of the United States are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts - not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution." Abraham Lincoln.
Comment: Here President Lincoln basically reiterates what President Adams says in the quote immediately above, making it quite clear again that the three branches of government take their dictates from We the People. through our elected representatives. Our nation is internal; it is not dependent on any world body for its approval, guidance, or our right to exist as a Constitutional Republic. We the People have endured for over two hundred thirty four years a Constitutional Republic, and so long as we look internally for our right to exist we will be fine. If we look externally, as many in our three branches of government would like us to do, then we will find our Constitutional Republic in jeopardy to the likes of the New World Order, Globalization, or any other name that puts us in the realm of being controlled by other nations, collectively or otherwise.
There is, and has been a revolution underway in this country for over 100 years by those who do not like our Constitutional Republican form of government; this is not new, but it is Progressive.
It is these Progressives who do not understand that if they allow success in changing our form of government once this is done the radicals of the Socialists, Marxists and Communists will throw them overboard, and seize the power they espouse through their ideology, and when they have achieved their purpose everyone is expendable except those who rule. What the Progressives of both political parties in this country do not understand is they are, and always have been, the vehicle for the avowed Socialists, Marxists, and Communists to propel their movement; once there the real war will begin between to three ideologies; and it will then get bloody, and Progressives will be the first to be purged from the ranks of the revolutionaries.
Our constitution does not allow revolution; but our Declaration of Independency does if We the People are dissatisfied, and our dissatisfaction cannot be resolved peacefully. But, as I have said previously those who want to change our form of government are at work; before this work was covert, but now overt, and in direct conflict with our Constitutional Republic principals of governing. When anyone talks about a Constitutional Convention be very careful; unless parameters are set and agreed to by the various states up front; then it is a bad idea since once opened with no guidelines or agenda it can go anywhere the winds blow; it could be very dangerous for our Constitutional Republic. See you at the ballot box in November each election cycle.