ELDER PATRIOT – After decades of decisions requiring legal gymnastics to even try to square with one another, yesterday’s Supreme Court rulings have rendered the Constitution impotent. The American Ideal is dead. What was once a document guaranteeing the people control over their federal government has, in the end been turned into a weapon with which the federal government controls every aspect of the peoples’ lives.
Happening over decades, cadres of un-elected political appointees have stretched the meaning of every paragraph of the Constitution and, in the process finding meaning in the written word that isn’t there and give meaning where there isn’t any.
It is clear there are precious few people in Washington who care a wit about the Constitution or about the will of the people.
In 1776 tour forbears revolted against British rule for much, much less declaring their independence with these words:
“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.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.” Declaration of Independence
It’s becoming apparent the we have arrived at a time in history where we, the people, must decide if we are prepared to allow true personal freedom to be high-jacked by a mob of political hacks, or if we are willing to fight for it. At the rate that the federal government is usurping our individual rights the only thing standing in the way of complete tyranny is the Second Amendment a possibility the Founders anticipated:
“Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed, as they are in almost every country in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops.” - Noah Webster, An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution
Our gun protections are but a single vote away from being removed as the 5-4 Heller decision attests to. Alternatively, congress may “fast track” a UN Treaty that strikes our gun rights without so much as whimper from the scum who inhabit the halls of the Capitol.
Throughout our country’s history the American soldier has willingly put his life at risk defending these freedoms. In recent years our soldiers, seamen and airmen have been ordered to fight wars for less than noble causes. Many are returning home to realize that they’ve been used as pawns for the benefit of international corporations, or to advance the New World Order.
Will these brave men, along with the eighty million gun owners in the country be put to the ultimate test in defense of the Constitution as the Founders anticipated, or will we “take our first step into 1000 years of darkness,” as Ronald Reagan warned.