For decades now, the Chief Executive, the Supreme Court, and the mammoth unaccountable federal bureaucracy have been operating FAR, FAR outside the Constitution, and too many folks just don’t seem to get it. Or worse, they don’t care. By our silence and routine submission to this endless stream of lawlessness we, in effect, further weaken the Constitution and jeopardize those safeguards that it embodies.Details
Shattered by the disastrous presidential election outcome, at midnight after the election I quietly and somberly lowered the American flag and replaced it with a defiant “Don’t Tread on Me” banner which will remain aloft for as long as such ideologues occupy this nation’s capital.
Pollyannas take careful note: at best, the Republic is now in limbo. Not quite dead and buried yet, but not quite alive either. More accurately, it’s on life-support. So, on that score let’s stop deluding ourselves. If we are to restore constitutional governance, American exceptionalism and economic productivity we must all unite and fearlessly commit ourselves to patriotic a-c-t-i-o-n. No more excuses. No more waiting for it to take care of itself. No more whining. It’s too late for anything but active and constructive engagement.
Obviously, the “experts” grossly underestimated Obama’s well-organized political machine as well as the commitment of Obama’s utopian drones who, having bought into his false promises of free bread and circuses, mindlessly turned out in unanticipated numbers to sweep the Obama thugocracy back into power.
I could say we all get what we deserve in a democracy. Problem is I, like 48 million other Americans, didn’t vote for four more years of corruption, mendacity and imperial rule. The ballot box is not always the panacea we hope it to be.Details
I tremble with fear every time a serious constitutional question is put to the “Supreme Court”. Obvious to all but the willfully ignorant or ideologically blind, over the years SCOTUS has evolved into an essentially unbridled power unto itself. Guided by the principle of “judicial supremacy” vs “constitutional supremacy”, and tainted by politics, ideology and…Details
Recently, two federal judges ruled in favor of Obamacare while a federal jurist in Virginia ruled against it. Huh? One must seriously question whether or not these guys are all reading the same Constitution I have before me.
In any event, I honestly cannot fathom nor can I abide all the needless hand-wringing and drama over the constitutionality of Obamacare. Of course it’s not constitutional! Going forward then, exactly what’s the most likely end game of the 20 or so Attorneys General who are suing the Administration over this latest federal intrusion in our lives?
First off, when our political system fails us, we should all remember that in the final analysis “we the people” are the final arbiters with respect to what is and what is not constitutional. Also, under the 9th and 10th Amendments, the States are implicitly within their constitutional authority to simply nullify any unconstitutional federal law, ruling or regulation. I won’t mince words here: anyone who disputes this assertion either is not an objective student of the Constitution or of American history, or is driven by an alien ideological agenda altogether.Details