“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
This is the Preamble of the Constitution and right away is dictates where the powers are to be place. Of all the great things that this Constitution established the greatest piece, and most important powers can be found in the first three words – We The People. This is key in understanding the type of government the founding fathers intended America to have. There can be no mistake that the Republic was meant to be governed and watched over by we the people. Throughout this hallowed document this pattern is repeated and solidified over and over. From the first amendment all the way throughout the Constitution clear and precise wording was used to establish no power to the government except that which is given to them, by us.
Our Constitution is being destroyed and the very same ones that are meant to safeguard it, you and I, are being usurped by a global elite that has bought our Congress through lobbyist and control our currency through Central Banks. While we are good people by nature there is a time to be defensive and non complacent. That time requires us to wipe the slumber from our eyes and admit we have been treaded upon. That time is now and we can’t afford to continue to give them the power over us that they stole through manipulation and deception.
The ways that our rights and liberties have been taken or diminishing are actually great in number, yet, many refuse to see and acknowledge it. From a growing police state to the laws coming out of Washington, and even down to our currency our rights and liberties are being legislated away. The tactics that the elite is using to outright destroy the Constitution are sly and one Ben Franklin saw coming in the founding of the Republic when he said, “Those that give up essential liberties for temporary security deserve neither liberty nor security.” This has been the greatest method that has worked and pulled the wool over the eyes of many as they voluntarily handed over their rights in many cases all in the name of a false security.
After the attacks on 9/11 the stage was set to do just what Ben Franklin mentioned over two hundred years ago. Instead of taking the logical approach to what happened on that day we as a nation was filled with revenge and wanted results. Immediately and swiftly and at all cost. What the government wanted was the opportunity to roll out the newly drafted Patriot Act and expand the TSA program. The public didn’t hesitate and without delay we lost many rights because of our implied consent.
The Fourth Amendment (Amendment IV) of the U.S. Constitution provides, “[t]he right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”
The National Security Administration (NSA) grew to new heights as it seemed they were given a blank check after 9/11. The data mining collection of innocent Americans, not even suspected of committing any crimes, has been the topic of many conversations as it is a clear violation of the 4th amendment. What the agency is doing with their information gathering is without probable cause or warrant and all in the name of safety. If our Constitutional rights are not protected then can we really claim to be safe? Regardless what protection a government gives its citizens a free society can only claim to be safe when their individual rights are protected, not surrendered. The reason to take them is irrelevant as the fight for safety is in maintaining our sovereignty.
Taking over of the Fourth Amendment is not limited to just the NSA and data mining but the growing police state is playing a huge role in this as well. The very ones that swore an oath to protect the Constitution are finding themselves ordered to “police the community” in a way that strips the American citizen of this right as well. Take roadside checkpoints as an example. You can not stop every single car on the road, without probable cause or warrant, and conduct a search of the person or vehicle. Even if the reason is in the name of safety. This has become a real situation and has many activist as well as regular citizens livid about how they are policing the streets. While the police should be our first defense, civilian wise, in protecting our said rights, they seem to be following in line with the elite’s agenda of taking individual sovereignty and Constitutional rights.
The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prohibits the making of any law respecting an establishment of religion, impeding the free exercise of religion, abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble, or prohibiting the petitioning for a governmental redress of grievances.
Even our first amendment is being limited and ignored. It is being limited by the detrimental political correctness we have seen sweep our college campuses and our everyday lives. College campuses have gone from one of the biggest protest venues to now needing safe places because of words. As the saying goes, “we do not have the first amendment to talk about the weather, but rather controversial things.” No, not everything is kind to hear, but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be protected from saying. In fact, many of the great things this country has been able to achieve throughout its history is because of saying things many didn’t want to hear. The entire Civil Rights error was mired with what many thought to be suppressed dialogue, but because it was said and fought for change was made. It is imperative we talk things all the way to conclusion in order to hear both sides of the topic(s) and reach a real solution.
Inside the First Amendment we see the right to peacefully assemble, however, we see many cases where peaceful crowds are dispersed and broken up for no violent reasons. Often times we are corralled in “free speech zones” which are specific places set aside as the only place to protest. This is a direct violation as the First Amendment makes it abundantly clear that Congress can not “prohibit(s) the making of any law respecting….abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble.” With H.R 347 and its companion Senate Bill S 1794 titled Federal Restriction Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011 Congress did just that. They legislated a big part of the First Amendment right away.
I would touch on the infringing on the freedom of press part of the First Amendment, but as we know the government now owns, writes the narratives, and uses their own mouthpieces in mainstream media. That part of the First Amendment has been taken over completely with the exception of the growing alternative media. The public can no longer trust mainstream media because of they are bought and paid for using American tax dollars as the payment.
Look around you right now. Do you see firearms in your possession? Probably so, but for how long? In the city in which you live are you able to buy a 30 round magazine or are you limited to a 10 round magazine? Is it hard to impossible in your city to legally purchase a firearm? What about open or conceal carry. As George Washington stated so boldly, “The First Amendment is the liberty’s teeth.” Without the natural right to defend yourself, both against common criminal and a tyrannical government then the fight to keep our rights become a challenge. General Washington knew this and is why he referred to the Second Amendment in the fashion he did – the liberty’s teeth. What he understood was it would be impossible to protect all rights without the right to bear and keep arms. Let’s look at the Second Amendment in its entirety.
The Second Amendment (Amendment II) of the United States Constitution reads: “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.”
The shortest and most powerful Amendment we have. One sentence, easy to read, even easier to understand. Shall not be infringed followed by a period! Not the words “except”, “but” or anything else, but followed with a period. Remember those questions I asked earlier about your city’s policies regarding magazine’s capacity and laws regarding legal firearm ownership? Those are infringements to the Second Amendment. It is the starting point to getting their foot in the door when in actuality they have no business even being on the property to begin with.
America’s Supreme Court has taken it upon themselves to rule on blanket laws or in some cases even create and then rule on laws that are contradictory to the Tenth Amendment. This is where States have the right to govern themselves without federal interference or influence. This is very important in keeping states free and governed by the people of the state.
The Tenth Amendment (Amendment X) of the United States Constitution 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.” Like all the other amendments simple to read and understand.
As the quest to globalize America with the rest of the world fast tracks we have seen State’s Rights come under fire and stripped in many cases. What is no delegated in Constitution or prohibited by it to the states is left up to the people to decide. With the talk of federalizing local police and even simple matters like the push for federal school programs, this takes the power out of the states and given the Federal government complete control.
The Federal government has long ignored the out of control immigration issues, especially along our border with Mexico. They have refused to uphold existing laws and when a state such as Arizona passes their own laws to control immigration on their border, the Federal government has done all that it can to suspend and overturn those laws agreed to by the people.
This has sparked a movement this election and has been the focal point of the Trump campaign that has seen a following rise on this stance alone. The Federal government has done everything in its power to make sure that state’s do not control their borders, but that it stays in federal control.
Our streets, public squares, sporting events, meeting halls, and political rallies have been regularly invaded by armed Federal troops in violation of the Posse Comitatus Act to restrict the rights of citizens. Armed federal troops have been used in natural disasters (Hurricane Katrina, for example) to confiscate guns and enforce unconstitutional regulations spewed forth by bureaucrats far removed from the effects of the disaster.
Unconstitutional treaties have been entered in to with foreign governments (NAFTA and CAFTA) to deprive American citizens of their unalienable Rights and to send millions of jobs to those foreign lands. All with federal power and overthrow of states rights.
The Federal government is responsible for imposing all sorts of taxes (and hidden fees) on its citizens without their consent. President Obama is pushing even more of the same in regulations, taxes, and fees with his takeover of the healthcare system and carbon tax credit scheme. Obamacare has been a disaster with many states either pulling out or threatened at the Federal level with fines if they do.
Ron Paul said during the 2008 presidential race, “As president, one of my priorities will be restoring the 10th amendment and federalism. Decisions about issues like civil unions or right-to-die legislation should be made by the states, not the federal government. I will stop federal judges from imposing new definitions on the States. I will also return control over education to parents and local communities. Decisions about whether or not to fund vouchers, have merit pay for teachers or extend the school year should be made by parents and local school boards, not by D.C.-based bureaucrats.”
One of my personal hot buttons is the undeclared wars we have been embroiled in over the last 60 years or so.This is key as it is the American’s voice that has been silenced and replaced with global agendas while using our men and women in uniform to do so. It is with our voice through our Representatives, not United Nations approval that we decide to go to war or not.
Article I, Section 8, Clause 11 of the U.S. Constitution grants Congress the power to declare war. The President, meanwhile, derives the power to direct the military after a Congressional declaration of war from Article II, Section 2, which names the President Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces. These provisions require cooperation between the President and Congress regarding military affairs, with Congress funding or declaring the operation and the President directing it. Nevertheless, throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, Presidents have often engaged in military operations without express Congressional consent. These operations include the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Operation Desert Storm, the Afghanistan War of 2001 and the Iraq War of 2002 among others.
When we give up something as powerful as the right to go to war or not to a self serving government then we can only expect profit and agendas being the reason to go overseas and not National sovereignty. It is our brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, neighbors, and friends fighting in these conflicts so let’s make sure the sacrifice is to keep the Republic free and liberties preserved. If the elite want to dominate the world then they need to pick up a gun themselves and go over there or just shut up and sit down. It is us, collectively, that can make that happen.
A fiat currency issued illegally through the Central Bank called the Federal Reserve is nothing more than counterfeit and unconstitutional as well. The founding fathers made it very clear many times over where they thought the power to coin and issue currency should rest. Thomas Jefferson, among others of the time, knew the dangers of turning over the Constitutional Rights of our currency when he said:
“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies…. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.” – Thomas Jefferson
Or Andrew Jackson when he said:
“It is apparent from the whole context of the Constitution as well as the history of the times which gave birth to it, that it was the purpose of the Convention to establish a currency consisting of the precious metals. These were adopted by a permanent rule excluding the use of a perishable medium of exchange, such as certain agricultural commodities recognized by the statutes of some States as tender for debts, or the still more pernicious expedient of paper currency.” – Andrew Jackson
“I am one of those who do not believe that a national debt is a national blessing, but rather a curse to a republic; inasmuch as it is calculated to raise around the administration a moneyed aristocracy dangerous to the liberties of the country.” – Andrew Jackson
Nothing enslaves a free person or controls a nation like the effects and consequences of debt. Through the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 we lost our Constitutional right to own our own debt and the International bankers seized America through fictitious debt and a fiat monetary system. Meyer Amshel Rothschild said it best when he made the now famous saying:
“Give me control of a nation’s currency and I care not who makes its laws.” – Meyer Amshel Rothschild
We have lost our financial Constitutional right of an honest monetary system ever since we allowed Central Banks to control our economy, our wars, and our policies (both foreign and domestic) through debt.
I wish these were the only examples of how our Constitution is being destroyed, but there are many more ways that the globalist are using. Property rights, asset seizures, TPP, open borders, and draconian legislation all designed to continue to collectivize us and reshape the very fabric that made us who we are. While I would love to continue to blame the politicians for these problems the real reason this has gotten this far is because of our complacency and our implied consent to stop these things from happening. We have to stop looking to politicians to correct these things and start the process ourselves. It is our duty and responsibility to preserve and fight for our Constitutional Rights and liberties. We know the problems, now we need to be the solutions.
Written by: Michael Howell
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