Has our government always worked this way?

“American liberals have become addicted to the courtroom, relying on judges and lawyers rather than elected leaders and the ballot box, as the primary means of effecting their social agenda on everything from gay marriage to assisted suicide to the use of vouchers for private-school education.”

This month, we are witnessing one of the most important rituals of American democracy:  the confirmation hearing of a United States Supreme Court nominee.  This process has evolved over the past few decades, particularly since the failed nomination of Judge Bork.  The contentiousness has reached embarrassing levels.  Like most modern political practices, we continue to battle over nominees much as our forefathers did, but we do it in a way that shows little regard for the character and qualifications of the nominee.

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America has a 240th Birthday and we get the gifts

The Constitution of the United States of America, the longest lasting written constitution in world history – is a document written over 200 years ago, during the time of many competing philosophies of which Rational (based on facts or reason) and Empirical (by observation or experience rather than theory or pure logic) are but two. Well-reasoned and intelligently thought out, it is a document for the ages with goals that are fairly simple and straightforward.
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The time of Rationalism (also known as ‘The Enlightenment’) gave us scientific and political revolutions and changed the world, hurtling us into Modernism; it was during this time that our Constitution was born. Based on what was happening in many nations in Europe, our Founders were determined to create a better government, designed to “secure the ‘blessings of Liberty’ to ourselves and our Posterity.” In the Declaration of Independence, the Founders stated:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Based on the failures of government by Oligarchy, Monarchy, or other Authoritarian Rulers at that time, and to prevent a Tyrannical Government, the Founding Fathers, fearing tyranny in every form, created in the Constitution a 3-pronged approach to keeping Freedom and Liberty: the Separation of Powers, Checks and Balances, and Federalism so that Tyranny could not be easily established.

Our Constitution is a Gift from those who came before and is our only protection from those who wish to impose their Tyranny upon us; we must work to make sure it is properly upheld from within, or face the dire consequences. If you are not already involved in ensuring Liberty within the United States, please join with us in doing so and to protect the government ‘of the people.’

In Liberty,
Marla Stone
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Worth Defending At All Hazards

Worth Defending At All Hazards

“The liberties of our country, the freedoms of our civil Constitution are worth defending at all hazards; it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors. They purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood. It will bring a mark of everlasting infamy on the present generation – enlightened as it is – if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of designing men.”

It  wasn’t that long ago that most of us were happily oblivious to the world beyond our families and our jobs.  Others of us were involved in politics by being loyal to a political party.  A few of us were involved in the battle against the tyranny lurking beneath the surface anxiously awaiting its invitation.

In an ideal world, most people should be able to spend their lives in the first group, blissfully ignorant of what the government is doing.  In fact, for most of our history, the government was not a factor in the average citizen’s life.  That time has passed though.  It is unlikely that we will ever again be able to take leave from our vigilance in defense of our liberties.

We are drawn into this cause of liberty because of a sense of responsibility to our ancestors who, as Sam Adams said, “purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood”.  More importantly though, we have a responsibility to ourselves, our families, our neighbors, and future generations.

 We are blessed that we can fight this cause without the violence that our ancestors needed to use.  Our opponents are not taking arms against us, but they have cheated us of our liberties “by the artifices of designing men.”

Our opponents cannot use reason and logic against us.  They have no principles upon which their beliefs are based.  They are materialistic people only value envy, greed, and power over equality under the law, honesty, and the American Dream. In desperation, they use vile words, nasty rhetoric, and outright lies.

We have proven to be better equipped than our opponents.  We have the words and actions of our Founders.  We have the logic of natural rights.  We have the greatest documents ever know to the human race which codify the proper moral society and the subsequent case for freedom; our Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution.

Our opponents will continue to attack each of these.  In fact, they have already done much damage to the Constitution and rendered the Declaration of Independence insignificant in our public discourse.  Yet in the march of history, liberty always advances.

We need your help, not only to defend against the attacks from our opponents, but also to spread the message of liberty.  It’s not enough to just respond to those who may never understand.  We need to win the hearts and minds of our friends and neighbors by showing them that they are being cheated out of the fruits of their labor and of the rights that they were born exercise.

Please consider getting more active in our cause, whether it is through our organization or one of the many that are allied with us.   

 

“The liberties of our country, the freedoms of our civil Constitution are worth defending at all hazards; it is our duty to defend them against all attacks.”