Ageless Wisdom Of The Founders
During the Philadelphia Convention, the Constitutional framers sought to create a check against the potential excess of “mob” rule and legislative tyranny emanating from the House and the executive branch. They also wanted to give the States the ability to check Federal power.
Remember that the Founders considered themselves citizens of their States first and a general government or nation second.
The Federal government has spent about $3.7 trillion on various welfare programs over the past five years. This is combined with more than $200 billion in welfare programs contributed by the States.
According to a recent CATO study, the average household in the District of Columbia receiving the six largest benefits received Federal welfare with a cash value of $43,000 per year. In Hawaii, a family receiving the same benefits would have received $49,000. Not even socialist Great Britain paid out that much in comparable benefits per family.
The Obamacare deathcare system is a trap designed to force Americans into a socialized system of “medicine” with limited choices and limited resources that benefits only the medical industrial establishment.
Freedom of choice in healthcare matters is a natural right; and under Obamacare, your freedom to choose the method of treatment for your particular ailment will not exist. If government is controlling the money, government will decide the treatment modalities that are “approved” and, therefore, allowed.
Politicians, bureaucrats, et al. are wordsmiths. They twist words that sound good to us but lead to opposite conclusions. This semantic trickery is used in everything and every proposed piece of legislation.
Many of them are lawyers and doublethink legalese is their forte. Their political life is all about deception. This is their cover so that they hide the fact that they work for the government.
The undocumented White House usurper and acclaimed Constitutional “professor” has made a habit of ignoring the Constitution whenever doing so fulfills his agenda. Unfortunately, Congress has enabled President Barack Obama’s serial lawbreaking.
As Personal Liberty contributor Michael Boldin pointed out Tuesday, Americans are frustrated that those elected to serve them continue to ignore their wishes — and the Constitution — and pass laws they oppose. But the prospect of “voting the bums out” never seems to bring about change.
In proposing and passing laws, the President and Congress continue to ignore the Constitution and the will of the people. They have concluded they are no longer accountable to the people, but have determined to do the will of their masters, the moneyed elites.
We are fast approaching a time when the American system will either collapse under the weight of big government and money printing, or an incident will prompt an uprising of the people. The Founding Fathers recognized this possibility.
For too long, Americans have neglected to examine the character of the people they put up for office, focusing instead on pretty hair, a slick tongue, a well-fitting (but empty) suit and promises of something for nothing. We’re now reaping what we’ve sown, and tyranny is the result.
But don’t say we weren’t warned.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. — Amendment 4 to the U.S. Constitution
For years, the 4th Amendment has been whittled away. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 and subsequent amendments to it — including the FISA Amendment Acts of 2008; the USA Patriot Act; National Security Agency spying; the National Defense Authorization Act; and new technology that allows government snoops to peer inside your homes, cars and beneath your clothes — have all chipped away at its very foundation.
When is your property not really your property?
When you have it in the bank? When it is land? When you have it in a retirement account? Try all of the above.
As the overhyped sequester approaches, the President and Congress are discussing (in public if not with each other) ways to avoid it by reducing government spending and/or raising taxes. During these discussions, they should all keep in mind the words of Thomas Jefferson in a letter to Marquis de Lafayette:
“[A] rigid economy of the public contributions and absolute interdiction of all useless expenses will go far towards keeping the government honest and unoppressive.”