Common Sense Revisited, Stand and Fight, Reclaim America!

 
Common Sense Revisited
 
    What seems apparent in this year’s election campaign is that Obama and the Democrats have abandoned common sense resolutions of the problems that we are facing as a nation. To return to the original intention of the Framers and Founders is to return to an approach demanding a full and complete reliance on the truths defined by science and history. Special interests supported by the propaganda of the liberal media have embarked on a campaign of smokescreens and mirrors of misinformation. Both parties are trying to fix an economic system that must return to the path charted by the prior generations of realists whose foundation of Law transcends the errors of human invention. Inadequately and inappropriately responding to the wealth and power afforded by the advances accompanying the Industrial Revolution, the politics and politicians following the devastation of our great Civil War and groundless ideologies diverted from common sense to follow a path laid out by those holding the reigns of government. Unfortunately, later moving into the 20th century, reason was largely excluded from the considerations of political action by a public satiated by well being and intermittently improving circumstances. Accepting the lies and deceptions of false science and corrupted contaminated history, tolerant of judicial activism and executive tyranny violating the original intention of the Constitution, we must now stand against injustice to defend liberty and justice for all. Only with justice for all will there be “domestic tranquility”.
 
    In speaking of the failed experiment in socialism resulting in the near starvation and loss of the entire Plymouth colony, Governor William Bradford described its cause. “Let none argue that this is due to human failing, rather than to this communistic plan of life in itself. I answer, seeing that all men have this failing in them, that God in His wisdom saw that another plan of life was fitter for them.” Also, he addressed the failed societal and interpersonal relational consequences of socialism. “If all were to share alike and all were to do alike, then all were on an equality throughout and one was as good as another; and so, if it did not actually abolish those very relations which God himself has set among men, it did at least greatly diminish the mutual respect that is so important should be preserved amongst them.” Do we need to look any farther than the economic disasters now infecting and draining working Americans — the crime and social chaos attending undeserved government welfare programs; the economic meltdown precipitated by the Barney Franks, Medoffs, Wall Street, the Federal Reserve, and unrestrained unjust corporations; myriad Congressional inactions, failures, and Constitutional violations; executive tyranny, injustice, and abrogation of Constitutional mandates — to verify the indelible understanding of history penned on these shores nearly four centuries ago?
 
    Recalling the near similar failure of the Jamestown colony brought by a similarly flawed experiment in unbridled capitalism, there is again a brilliant picture capturing the essence of the Congressional failure to adjust the political structure to impart the justice demanded by the authority of the Constitution on the economy after the Civil War. In a large part, the “unalienable Right[s], . . . . the pursuit of Happiness” has been sequestered unto the wealthy and the powerful. The interpersonal accountability and the oversight of justice associated with small business has been lost to the bureaucracies and governments seated by the bribery and false propaganda of  unjust “special interests”, wealth, and political power. Politicians are far removed from the service and sacrifice of the generations that fought, died, and sweat to bring us the freedoms we now take fore granted. Freedom is never free! We are in a new civil war where the call to “secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity” can no longer be ignored.
 
 
 
           
 
America! Are You Not Tired Of Politics As Usual?
 
   For the Framers and Founders politics was never meant to be
a job. The most successful and brightest in 1776 and 1787
sacrificed to inaugurate a new era of liberty and justice for all in
history. This untried experiment in government was intended “to
form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic
Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general
Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and
our Posterity. [W]ith a firm reliance on the protection of divine
Providence”, they “pledge[d] to each other [their] Lives, [their]
Fortunes and [their] sacred Honor”.
 
   “The preamble never can be resorted to, to enlarge the powers
confided to the general government, or any of its departments.
It cannot confer any power per se; it can never amount, by
implication, to an enlargement of any power expressly given.
It can never be the legitimate source of any implied power,
when otherwise withdrawn from the constitution. Its true
office is to expound the nature, and extent, and application
of the powers actually conferred by the constitution, and not
substantively to create them. For example, the preamble
declares one object to be, ” to provide for the common
defence.” No one can doubt, that this does not enlarge the
powers of congress to pass any measures, which they may
deem useful for the common defence.1 But suppose the
terms of a given power admit of two constructions, the one
more restrictive, the other more liberal, and each of them is
consistent with the words, but is, and ought to be, governed
by the intent of the power; if one would promote, and the other
defeat the common defence, ought not the former, upon the
soundest principles of interpretation to be adopted? Are we at
liberty, upon any principles of reason, or common sense, to
adopt a restrictive meaning, which will defeat an avowed
object of the constitution, when another equally natural and
more appropriate to the object is before us? Would not this be
to destroy an instrument by a measure of its words, which
that instrument itself repudiates? – Justice Joseph Story,
Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States, 1833,
Ch. VI. The Preamble
    Clearly Justice Story of the United States Supreme Court,
being of a generation directly familiar with those in Independence
Hall
in 1787 and those in the First Congress giving us our Bill of
Rights
, was very aware of the Framers’ and Founders’  intentions
for this “one Nation under God”. Reading the above and applying
it to the Constitution as a whole, and particularly to Article I,
Section 8
, and Amendment X, it is readily apparent that the
politicians, bureaucrats, and judges that we have erroneously
trusted to be bound by the intentions of the makers of “the
supreme law of the land” have willfully violated that trust.
 
   From the dismissal of states’ rights, to taxation without
representation, to complete fiscal irresponsibility, to the failure
to protect us from enemies “foreign and domestic”, to saddling our
children with incomprehensible debt, to name but a few of the more
pressing usurpations and failures to obey the very basic principles
demanded in the Preamble, America is under attack.
 
   The first step in reclaiming our heritage and restoring freedom and
justice is for every citizen to individually recall all the behaviors that
allowed us to enjoy the opportunities and blessings that were
endowed by our Creator“. Recognized by Gov. Bradford in his Of
Plymouth Plantation
, work and sacrifice have given all so willing that
opportunity. In the words of the father of our country, “religion and
morality are indispensible supports”. The fight and the responsibility
rest on each patriot. From Plymouth colony on, repeatedly confirmed
by history, socialist welfare governments any utopian order not fully
established on the unchanging realities of human behavior fail.
 
  With each loyal American doing their individual part, we must then
cleanse our Nation of those contaminating and destroying all that
enabled and sustained us. The lies and deceptions of political
propaganda must join those infecting us as we hold all those that
we place in positions of public service accountable. A first step is
to bind all elected officials by contract to their oath of office.
 
for independence by sending this message to all you have contact
with
. Demand that any person seeking your vote be endorsed by
The Committee for the Constitution. Like the Minutemen, we must
take up arms and fight, and like Paul Revere we must spread the
word to all our neighbors that the enemy is upon us!
 
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1 “Yet, strangely enough, this objection was urged very
vehemently against the adoption of the Constitution.
Elliot’s debates, 293, 300.” Ibid, Story
 

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