4th of July, 2013
James Garfield, our 20th President, at the 100th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1876 said: “Now more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption. The Declaration of Independence, the true ideological preamble to the Constitution, itself warns against the tolerance of injustice. “. . . . [A]ccordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. On July 4, 2010, this Committee for the Constitution published a contemporary version of this charter of freedom. Faced with the attack on America by “enemies, foreign and domestic“, Garfield’s statement is currently exceedingly relevant.
This 4th of July, 2013, in addition to honoring those who have paid the price for the freedoms most now take fore granted, it is incumbent on Americans loyal to the original intention of the Constitution to accept their individual and collective responsibility for the economic and political disaster confronting our Nation. Confronting and defeating the attack on America, patriots must reject moving beyond reason by ignoring truth and “secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity”. On Memorial Day 2013, The Committee for the Constitution published the article The Attack On America looking at this war to uphold right and justice. By electing politicians violating their oath of office and voters then failing to hold them accountable for their failure, our citizens are ultimately responsible for the morass and cesspool accompanying the humanist self satisfaction and indulgence President Washington warned of in his Farewell address. Freedom is never free!
On June 7, 2013 Obama met with China’s President, Xi Jinping in a carefully guarded meeting. Considering Obama’s obvious, yet to be proven, complicity in prior attacks on America, Congress is again faced with its oversight responsibility. With the fact that the U.S. Treasury has been opened to China, our primary economic enemy; that our President would bow to the leader of a foreign monarchy sheltering and supporting the Wahhabi sect which continues to be the primary financier of the terrorists and ideologies slaughtering our innocent citizens; that Obama and his burgeoning Federal bureaucracy has repeatedly circumvented and continues to attack and destroy the Constitutional intention; and that politicians at every level and jurisdiction of government failing in their oath of office continuously expose their willingness to sacrifice all that made America great; the responsibility to protect and defend the Constitution from “enemies, foreign and domestic” assumes more importance now than ever before in our history.
On July 4, 1863, this year marking the 150th anniversary, Vicksburg surrendered to General Grant, giving the Union Army control of the Mississippi River for the duration of our great Civil War. The day before, the Battle of Gettysburg ended with over 50,000 casualties thus ending the threat of 72,000 Confederate troops just sixty miles away from our Capital. This 4th of July, patriots must once again arise to protect and defend the original intention of the Constitution. Those who would destroy all that those who have sacrificed before us gave to the world must be similarly defeated that we might have freedom and justice for all. Lincoln’s words from November 19, 1863, must again be the mantra of free Americans — “. . . . [W]e here [ and now must ] highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.” Reclaim the America the Framers intended.