Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Constitution Day

"It is federal, because it is the government of States united in a political union, in contradistinction to a government of individuals, that is, by what is usually called, a social compact. To express it more concisely, it is federal and not national because it is the government of a community of States, and not the government of a single State or Nation."
~John C. Calhoun

It is a little noticed distinction, in this day and generation, that there is a grand separation of powers, not within the government of the United States, but a separation of that government and the nation. The bonds between the two are inherently dissoluble, as nations will outlast and alter their governments, likewise a government its people. So it is that we were not given a national government, of the nation, but a federal government, of sovereign states.

"The States are nations." ~Daniel Webster

The nations created their states, including the legislatures of those states, and these formed a union with each other, centered and controlled by an impartial document, a Constitution, which could only be changed or amended by the states; the people are governed thereby only as far as they consent to be governed.

"... That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the Consent of the governed..."
~U.S. Declaration of Independence

The seats of power within this federal union have corrupted their powers, subverted their contracts, and subsequently waged war on the American people. These dastards know of their own treachery, as they took an oath to support the Constitution; why remind them of this in letters and phone calls? Would we visit a murderer in prison to tell him that he killed someone? (As though he didn't know.)

Continuous "Tea Parties" are in no wise in keeping with the spirit or demeanor of the first "Boston Tea Party", and the lack of response from our legislators shows their futility. Peaceful demonstration has proved useless. Purposeless organizations such as the 9/12 Project serve only to act as steam valves for Americans, letting escape the seething heat of patriotism from the never-boiling pot of resistance.

Our government has been hijacked, like the Vichy French, rendering our Constitution worthless, having no force of law. Of what use is the Constitution if it has no power? How can we have rule of law if the law is subverted daily?

What can we do? Do you not know, my friends? Have we become so disconnected from reality that we do not remember our own history? What is our course? What is our heading?

What will you do without freedom? How much longer will we tolerate the daily injustices of oppression and tyranny? Why stand we here idle? Are we so fearful of the "tempestuous seas of liberty" that we will suffer the indignity and humiliation of despotism? What of the sacrifice of the millions who have died for this freedom we have lost? Have they all died in grand vanity?

Forbid it, Almighty God! I cannot bring myself to believe that our country shall be brought to such an end! Can you not, my compatriots, feel the tension, as though this was all coming to a head, as though this was all about to crescendo in a terrible clash between freedom and oppression? I can feel it.

"The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us.

The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable--and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come.

It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace--but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God!

I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"

~Patrick Henry


AdamS said...

Constitution Day, hmm?

Will your government be celebrating this occasion? :D :P

Johann Van De Leeuw said...

Son3, this is your absolute best post EVER!!!! This is gospel truth now, y'all!
The question then stands: will we be hearers only, or will we be doers of what we know to be right, eh?
Will we stand by and see the chains of healthcare, gun laws, and other despicable tyrannical garbage forged before our very eyes? Will we permit ourselves to be enslaved? Never! To The District of Criminals, I quote Doug Phillips: "If you want our businesses, if you want our guns, if you want our freedom, COME AND TAKE THEM!" To quote the doctrine of the three percent: "We will not back down. You cannot convince us. You cannot intimidate us. You can try to kill us, if you think you can. But remember, we'll shoot back. And we're not going away. Your move." Thou District of Criminals! Thee may have my guns and my freedom o'er my dead body!
No cause be nobler or higher than this!
Happy Constitution Day, Son3! May we observe and honor it unto our the ends of our lives, and may our last breath bless King Jesus who hath made us a nation, and the Holy Scriptures, which inspired the Law of this Land!

Son3 said...

AdamS, Obama said he won't recognize it because it's racist. The House is voting on whether or not to punish a congressman who mentioned it in passing the other day.

(Joking all over the place!)

Johann, now tell us how you really feel. Thank you very much!

I'm trying to self-censor, so I didn't get a lot said, if you catch my drift.

Is that a black helicopter?

R said...

I'm with DeLeeuw, this is your absolute best post ever. I know ALL too well what you mean about the self censor, and it is mostly the black helicopters that keep me from posting on issues I want to LOL! Keep it up, I'm finding we believe more and more alike every time you post.


Son3 said...

Cool! Thanks, RG!

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