Friday, October 29, 2010

Forget the Constitution

Why forget the Constitution? Because it's dead, says Kirkpatrick Sale. Not only do the Feds ignore or misinterpret it when convenient, the document itself is designed to mislead us toward creeping centralization:

Let’s look at some of the dangerous elements of the “real” Constitution.

It starts off with a phrase that, right there at the start, sounded alarm bells in those who, having experienced the powers of the individual states as sovereign states under the Articles of Confederation, saw that it was not to the states but to “we the people” that power would be given. “What right had they to say, 'We,the people',” cried Patrick Henry to the Virginia ratification convention, “instead of, We, the states?” He saw that the phrase gave power to an amorphous “people” whom the new government could define and use as it chose, bypassing and undercutting the states. If “the people” spoke through the Congress, it could willy-nilly ignore the individual states.

So as the power of the States is diminished, DC stands ready to usurp power. That's why today we have an overgrown bureaucracy in DC micromanaging Americans' daily lives, plotting wars and domestic reconstructing projects designed to weaken self-government and boost the power of the Federal government.

That's why "restoring" the Constitution is useless and secession is the only viable option.

4 comments:

Justin said...

The most pressing need we have as a supposedly representative republic is to overthrow the tyrrany of the judiciary.

It must be acknowledged that our Framers completely failed to plan for it, or protect us from it in any way.

Old Rebel said...

Justin,

Well, they thought they had planned for it, but failed to appreciate how quickly a powerful central government would lure men away from loyalty to their own people and States.

Anonymous said...

Many of the framers saw through the cleverly placed cracks in the words of the Constitution even with the Bill of Rights appended to it, Patrick Henry perhaps best. He knew full well that they would someday be enlarged to gaping holes.

It's a fine document, but it does not bind evil men bent on tyranny to respect our liberties.

- Dutchy

Anonymous said...

The Bill of Rights is what is great and must be upheld by the people. THis includes the seperation of powers by the 10th amendment, which if enforced would ensure no debt, bankruptcy, and oppressive taxation. THe body of the COnstitution such as articles 1-3, which form the structure of government is very dangerous. It creates an oligarchy of a small group of people with central authority, who are easily corrupted by special interests. The body of the Constiuton must be amendeded by the people of the States or an Independent South.
Here are some suggestions that would be make preserving the bill of rights and powers of the States more possible.
1. Increasing the number of the House of representatives by 2 and one half to four times as many of Reps as there are now.
2. Replacing the Senate with the Following alternatives.
1. Replace the senate with the State legislatures
2. Replace the Senate bodies that are large and never leave their state when voting.
3. I would also accept replacing the Senate with a popular vote done by the States.
4. If the popular vote is rejected then the Senate body or State legislatures should serve 2 year terms. I say a maximum of 5 terms for all politicians.
6. All bills must be written by congress and be amaximum 5 pages
long.
7. Implement an amendment where states can nullify Federal acts like the Calhoun Kennedy amendment. At the minumum a majority of the states can nullify the Federal governmnet.
8. THe supreme court should be provided by the state legislatures and serve one six year term. THe States can be divided into two groups and take turns providing supreme court justices.
9. The Fed reserve should be abolished and the States should send an oversight body of people to make sure the government prints the money.
10. Put a 5 year freeze on all immigration and make an amendent where atleast 5 times the border security shall be put on the Southwest border.
11. Put numrical caps on taxation. Taxation should be tariffs and small retail taxes.
12. Require a 2/3 vote by the States or people of the States to send soldiers overseas.
13. Make an amendment where the dangerous language and clauses are null and void and only the enumerating powers of art. section 8 are granted to the General govt.
I guess there is more, but I am tired. Take care and God save the South!!
JAck