The Original Contract for America

The Declaration of Independence received the unanimous support of all of the delegates of the Second Continental Congress, they proclaimed that it was a self evident truth that men were endowed by his Creator with unalienable rights.

They believed that governments were instituted among men deriving their just power from the consent of the governed. The wanted live in a land where their life, liberty and property would be both respected and protected. They wanted a government that had limited power. They did not want a government that was big enough and strong enough to abuse their rights.

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Power Corrupts and Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely

What is the difference between a government and organized crime? The government gets permission from Congress before they commit their crimes In 1887 Lord Acton announced that “Power tends to corrupt and that absolute power corrupts absolutely”. With this is mind it is easy to understand why the government in Washngton has become a den…

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Isn’t it About Time?

Our Framers of the Constitution knew that the government that they had just created could be a blessing or a curse depending on how well oue elected officials would honor their covenant with the people.

They believed that all men had been endowed by their Creator with unalienable rights. They also knew that throughout the history of mankind there has always been individuals in society that have sought to use their wealth and power to enslave their fellow man.

They knew that if the Consitution was strictly obeyed it would be the source of peace, prosperity and freedom. They also knew that if the rich and powerful were waiting in the wings to take over, if the people were not ever vigilant. They understood that the government they created to protect us would one day become the source of our enslavement.

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Judicial Review Has Got to Go

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall and President Thomas Jefferson had different ideas about who should be the final arbiter of the Constitutionality of the laws passed by Congress. It was the opinion of Thomas Jefferson, that the people through their representatives in their state legislatures should determine whether or not a law violated the…

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Power Corrupts and Absolute Power Corupts Absolutely

In 1887 Lord Acton announced that “Power tends to corrupt and that absolute power corrupts absolutely”. With this is mind it is easy to understand why the government in Washngton has become a den of thieves. Our Founding Fathers in their wisdom made an effort to prevent the corruption of the central government by implementing…

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Who is Supposed to Be Running the Show?

The Founding Fathers understood that in order to prevent the potential abuse of power by the central government that they had just created it would be necessary to contrain that government with a written Constitution. They created a Federal Government which consisted of three separate and distinct branches of government. It was their intention to…

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