Ron Paul vs the world: Your own personal Constitution…..

Posted On January 10, 2012

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Ron Paul is being ignored by the media. Marxists disguised as Democrats hold the reigns of power, while socialists disguised as Republicans try to fool us into voting for them instead. At the end of this post I have links to folks who portray the message better, but I’ll try to make this post worth the time of the 30 people who may be kind enough to take note of this rant.

In a previous post, I’d explained five reasons why I felt Ron Paul was the man we want in the White House. If you haven’t read it, here is a link: https://noxforchristmas.wordpress.com/wp-admin/edit.php?post_type=post&author=28818179

I’m going to try to expand on these themes in future posts. If the job and the sick child allow, perhaps I’ll have it all said by Super Tuesday. If not….well, I’ve got an audience of thirty people. My failure to inform will be less consequential than the success of the government media complex’ campaign of silence.

1. The Constitution is Not Outdated

The jaws of power are always open to devour, and her arm is always stretched out, if possible, to destroy the freedom of thinking, speaking, and writing- John Adams

One of the cornerstones of our country is also the cornerstone of the Ron Paul campaign. The Constitution. With the possible exceptions of the Declaration of Independence and the Bible, I believe this to be the greatest written word ever produced by the hand of man. Hamilton wrote in the introduction to The Federalist Papers,

…..it seems to have been reserved to the people of this country….to decide the important question, whether societies…are really capable or not of establishing good government from reflection and choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend for their political constitutions on accident and force.

The great men (yes, I know its not pc, but to me, though they may have been flawed, they are not simply “dead white guys”) who hammered this document together bequeathed to us the greatest gift given in the two thousand years since Christ. Not their wealth, not their philosophy. But liberty. And liberty means that we restrict the power of the rich white guys so that they can’t overly abuse everyone else. If Karl Marx discredited this idea, please let me know how.

At the very least, I think it is reprehensible that a politician can be asked if something is Constitutional, and the politician can simply disregard it as inconsequential!

 

2. Our government has ignored the Constitution for far too long

The greatest danger to American freedom is government that ignores the Constitution-Thomas Jefferson

There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters-Noah Webster

Until Nancy Pelosi is speaker again, I’d like to work my way around Congress-Barack Obama

When the Great Crash of ’29 happened, we were a nation that revered our Constitution almost as much as we revered our Bibles. When Prohibition was passed, it passed as a Constitutional Amendment, because American’s knew that it was unconstitutional to ban alcohol. Nowhere does the Constitution give anyone in the federal government the right to ban alcohol. States could, but not the federal government. So the American people went through the proper channels, and passed the Prohibition Amendment.

But when the Depression hit, people began to get impatient. More and more people, in their desperation to get out of poverty, or in fear of falling into poverty, demanded action from the government. Herbert Hoover was castigated for not doing more. He argued that the government had no Constitutional authority to do anything. And, besides, most economists of the time argued that there was really very little that the government could do about it.

Then, along came FDR. He promised action. He promised change. He sold us on the idea that “We have nothing to fear….but fear itself!” And I hold that he had the right attitude. But he largely ignored the Constitution in his efforts to fix the country. The Supreme Court kept shooting down the laws he passed, and the executive orders he attempted. Finally, when he went to the Legislature to acquire more seats in the SC to stack the deck in his favor….well, some of the old fellows of the court grew weary of the fight. Maybe the Constitution shouldn’t be so strictly adhered to. Maybe bending it a little was ok for the right reasons.

And we’ve never looked back. The Constitution has been more and more loosely construed until it is largely a joke. And because we have compromised our principles for the last 70 years, we are now reaping the whirlwind.

 

 

 

 

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  1. As Super Tuesday rolls on, I continue my review of the Federalist Papers. (Or, yes, I voted for Ron Paul….what’s it to ya!?) « noxforchristmas

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