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.)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

U.S. becoming an oligarchy?

According to the U.S. Constitution, Article, IV, Section. 4; "The United States shall guarantee to every State in the Union a Republican Form of Government...".

According to the U.S. Constitution, Article. I., Section. 8., Paragraph 2., "The Congress shall have the power "To borrow Money on the credit of the United States,".

Nowhere in the Constitution does it give the authority to Congress to pass a bill giving the Executive Branch (the President) the authority to raise the debt ceiling. This is being proposed by a handful of legislators in the Congress (an oligarchy) in the hope that it will be approved by the Congress. It is the directed duty of Congress not the Executive to pass a bill to either increase, keep the same, or decrease the debt ceiling. They are mandated by the Constitution to do this; they cannot constitutionally pass this on to the President. The political theater must stop and the Congress, both Republicans, Democrats and Independents must meet their responsibilities and not posture for future elections. I believe that those who continue to play political theater wont be on the list of actors in the next Congress.

1 comment:

M.U.G. said...

The Constitution means nothing to our politicians in this day and age. An outdate scrap of writting on some worthless paper just like the dollar will be.

Pound these three words into your heads: Manipulation and Greed. They apply to every facet of our lives.