TIME TO LOOK BACKWARDS
Unlike progressive communist democrats who ignore history, live in the present, and look to an unobtainable future that attempts to correct the vagaries of human nature with social engineering, it is time to look backward in time to re-learn the lessons of history the progressives are so eager to erase.
To this end, “We the People” should seek guidance from Thomas Jefferson, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and principal author of the Declaration of Independence. A principled man and staunch advocate for limiting and correcting the "abuses of constitutional power." In his many writings, we can see that, throughout his political career, Jefferson consistently championed individual liberty, limited government, and a strict interpretation of the Constitution. His unwavering commitment to these ideals laid the foundation for his Constitutional efforts to address and remedy any encroachments on constitutional authority.
- Fealty to the Constitution: Jefferson believed that the Constitution was a revered document outlining the federal government's powers and limitations. He feared that without constant vigilant oversight and checks on government power, those in authority could and would eventually abuse their positions to infringe upon the rights of the people. To safeguard against this, he advocated a strict interpretation of the Constitution, known today as originalism or textualism, emphasizing that the federal government should only exercise powers explicitly granted to it and that all other powers were reserved to the states or the people.
Individual rights: Jefferson firmly believed that abuses of constitutional power could be curtailed through a commitment to individual liberties and the protection of fundamental rights, such as freedom of speech, religion, and the press. Believing these rights were inherent and inalienable, granted to all men by their creator, and needed to be safeguarded against any infringement by the government.
Centralization and expansion of federal authority: Jefferson sought to curtail abuses of constitutional power through his opposition to the growth of national authority that could violate the rights of individuals and states. Along with a decentralized system of government, Jefferson advocated for a robust system of local and state government controls to prevent an unhealthy concentration of power at the federal level which allowed for greater citizen participation that was more responsive to their needs.
States should possess veto and nullification powers: States, as independent entities, should have the ability to nullify unconstitutional federal laws and actions as a check on the federal government, ensuring that it stays within its Constitutionally allocated functions.
Honorable men of principle: While the interpretation of constitutional limits on federal authority is a subject of continuing debate, and different perspectives exist regarding the extent to which national power should be constrained, the ultimate checks and balances between competing interests lie within honorable men of principle who can put the nation above themselves to meet the evolving needs and challenges of the country. In reviewing Jefferson’s writings, one can easily see that he emphasized the significance of personal character, moral integrity, and a commitment to justice.
The ultimate deterrent to tyranny: There is no doubt Jefferson endorsed armed citizens, believing that an armed citizenry served as a deterrent against potential tyranny and played a crucial role in safeguarding individual freedoms as well as the security of the nation. He viewed an armed population as a necessary means to ensure the government remained accountable to its citizens. In a letter to James Madison in 1787, Jefferson wrote, "What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms."
We are screwed.
There should be no doubt in anyone’s mind that our federal government has expanded beyond its intended Constitutionally defined scope and continues to infringe on the rights and powers of the states and individual citizens.
Unfortunately, the American public appears reluctant to accept what is before their very eyes -- that the foundational reality of our Constitution has changed. We are no longer a free country in the sense that our politicians, judiciary, and law enforcement have the best interests of the public at heart.
We are living in a time when facts don't matter, science doesn't matter -- and all we are left with is the regime's corrupt narrative which is being rammed down our throats.
Returning to the Constitutional limits on federal authority to restrict the federal government's powers by the original intent and principles outlined in the United States Constitution may be impossible given the self-interests of corrupt politicians owned and operated by their elite masters and special interests.
Where will we find those honorable individuals as leaders and not cede undue power to corrupt lawmakers, courts, media, or the mob to determine the proper balance between federal and state authority to preserve our inalienable rights?
Do such men exist? Are today's prestigious and elite educational institutions capable of producing such men with a sufficient background in history, morality, and the art of politics?
Who might be the next Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, Madison, or Hamilton?
Can any man survive the gauntlet of today’s corrupt politics to lead our beloved nation?
“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!
“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw
“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS "The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell “Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar “Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar
“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS