Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty teeth.

First Inaugural Address of George Washington...April 30, 1789

The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered as deeply, perhaps as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.

The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Abraham Lincoln said:

"In this age, and in this country, public sentiment is everything. With it, nothing can fail; against it nothing can suceed. Whoever molds public sentiment goes deeper than he who enacts statutes, or pronounces judicial decisions."

James Madison Declared

The adversaries of the Constitution seem to have lost sight of the PEOPLE altogether in their reasonings on this subject; and to have viewed these different establishments not only as mutual rivals and enemies, but as uncontrolled by any common superior in their efforts to usurp the authorities of each other. These gentlemen must be reminded of their error. They must be told that the ULTIMATE AUTHORITY, wherever the derivative may be found, RESIDES IN THE PEOPLE ALONE. (Federalist Papers, No. 46, p.294; emphasis added.)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

America...take down that wall!

President Ronald Reagan used the phrase "take down that wall" when he directed it toward the President of the U.S.S.R. The power of those prophetic words eventually worked and truth prevailed; the Berlin wall was toppled from within because of a system not based on truth and was therefore not sustainable. We have a "wall" in this country that is not based on historical or legal truth and eventually it also will topple and fall into the footnotes of historical shame and of deceitful lies. We have been lied to by legal and historical revisionists that a so called "wall of separation of church and state" exists and is contained in our Constitution.   I pray that the eventual toppling of our "wall" will not account for the end of the Republic that our Founders gave to us over 200 years ago.

The problem began not over 200 years ago but in 1947 with the coupling of the  Fourteenth Amendment and the Bill of Rights by the Everson Court. The Rule adopted by a previous Supreme Court of the United States in interpreting the 14th Amendment ...makes it inapplicable to the religious liberty or any other right of the citizen as determined by the state of which he is resident. (see the cases of Paul vs. Virginia (8 Wallace, p. 168), and of New Orleans Slaughter-house  (16 Wallace, p. 36) which laid down the above principle).

Justice William Douglas, in 1970 "openly acknowledged that by coupling the Fourteenth Amendment and the Bill of Rights, the Court had not only usurped state authority over many areas but that it also created an American revolution that...*

. . . involved the imposition of new and far-reaching constitutional restraints on the states. Nationalization of many civil liberties has been the consequence of the Fourteenth Amendment, reversing the historic position that the foundations of those liberties rested largely in state law...And so the revolution occasioned by the Fourteenth Amendment has progressed as Article after Article in the Bill of Rights has been incorporated in it [by the Court] and made applicable to the states. **

The Everson decision which I believe should be reversed when the truth finally prevails and it is ruled, by another Supreme Court, as unconstitutional. Truth will eventually be the guardian of our Republic.

*  ** Original Intent, The Courts, the Contitution, and Religion,   by David Barton, Wallbuilder Press, page 25


Doug Indeap said...

Much like the Supreme Court decided in Everson that that the 14th Amendment makes the 1st Amendment's provisions applicable to the states, it recently decided that the 14th Amendment makes the 2nd Amendment's provisions applicable to the states as well, thus constraining state gun control laws. Do you object to that as well?

Richard W Gorski, M.D. said...