Is there a need to reword the United States Constitution so that it will reflect and defend the actions of actions of the United States Government? Or
is there a need to just do away with it altogether? Or should we overthrow the government and replace it with one that follows the will of the people.
The Declaration of Independence of the Thirteen Colonies
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to
assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect
to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation
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. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not
be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are
sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations,
pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such
Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. —Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the
necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain [George III] is a
history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this,
let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
The above is from the Declaration of Independence that was written by Thomas Jefferson back in 1776 which was used to create the United States of
Please note the words that I have put in bold. It is these words which either needs to be re-written or that the American people need to take to heart
as a call to action. It seems to me that for the past few years, if not the past few decades, the United States government has forgotten these words
or they have decided that these words no longer apply to today’s world. This is not a party specific ignorance since the Democrats as well as the
Republicans as well as the Supreme Court have all played their part in diluting the meaning and the spirit of the Constitution. Let’s take a look at
these statements and then dissect how the US government no longer seems to hold them valid.
Notice the words that all men are created equal, our society today plainly shows that our government plays a lie to this. Review the statistics from
2000, the number of blacks that are held in US prisons. Blacks are more apt to be incarcerated and are given stiffer prison terms that a white man who
commits the same or lesser crime.
Incarceration and Race
We are holding people of many races and nationalities at various bases around the world who have not been designated as a POW nor have they been
convicted and in some cases even accused of a crime. Two of the “known” and most infamous of these facilities are Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and Abu
Ghraib in Iraq. We are deluged on nearly an hourly basis of the various “crimes” that American Military members have been accused of as well as
the “crimes” which some have been validated. This also includes one American who has been detained for nearly 3 years, but not charged with a
crime his name, Jose Padilla otherwise known as the “dirty bomber” You must also include in these alleged crimes that the US government seems to
have committed can also include Kidnapping, transporting of these “terror suspects” across state and national borders.
Now lets’ look at some of the LAWS
and recent Supreme Court Rulings that deny our governments belief in the US Constitution;
Patriot Act 1 which was passed on October 24, 1991, this law allows our government nearly an unfettered ability to spy on any and all US citizens,
legal and illegal resident aliens. The government is now allowed to place wire taps, monitor internet communications such as your email, intercept
your mail and basically spy on anyone the government deigns to identify as a “person of interest”. Some of these powers are set to expire at the
end of 2005 but the present administration is pushing to make these powers permanent. Not only that, the new wording of Patriot Act 2 also includes
verbiage that would exclude a citizen from being able to take civil action against a government agency or a government agent for infringing on their
“personal freedoms”. Note, that there is little or no need of evidence needed by the government in order to performing such spying activities. All
it takes would be the “word” of a “reliable” source. If the same citizen were to perform such tasks against another, they would be detained,
for any number of crimes such as, stalking, illegally tapping electronic transmissions, etc. The only difference between the citizen and the
government agent, only the ‘badge of authority”. This sounds much like the old McCarthy Era and its’ “hunt to root out the commies”.
The US government has all but admitted that it had lied to the American people in order to start a war in Iraq. Falsification of data,
misrepresentation of facts, in order to mislead the American people into believing that there was a direct threat to their lives and health by the
Saddam Hussein government. Americans were lead to believe that there were Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) that Saddam owned and was planning on
using them not only against his neighboring countries but also against Americans or American targets. Only after 2 ½ years after the start of the
war, has the government truly started to admit that the war was started due to incorrect information. It has not acknowledged the fact that there were
war plans in place back in 2001. If a US citizen were to have falsified information, libeled another, again the American citizen would be arrested and
held liable for their crimes.
Let us not forget the Schiavo incident where the Federal Government stepped in and over-ruled the US Supreme Court, the state of Florida courts, as
well as the medical community and the rights of her husband, and ordered that the Federal district courts had to review the case, thus continue the
nearly never-ending legal and now political battle of allowing Schiavo to be allowed to die. Another very good example of where the government ignores
it’s own laws, the evidence presented by experts, as well as the individual rights of it’s citizens in order to flex its muscle and once again
prove it is better than the people
Do you remember the American that I mentioned earlier who was being held as a prisoner with no charges against him for over 3 years? Jose Padilla is
his name. On June 13th 2005, the Supreme Court refused to hear arguments that Padilla should be allowed to have access to lawyers or the US court
system. This detention of an American citizen for such a length of time without even being charged with an offense is a direct violation of the
American civil liberties, their constitutional rights as well as their right to a “fair” and speedy trial.
High court rejects enemy combatant appeal
The Supreme Court uses Constitutional law that was written to regulate interstate economic activity as a way to over-rule a states authority to govern
itself and its people. On June 6th 2005, the Supreme Court ruled that the Federal Government can prosecute people who use marijuana for medical needs
even if they reside in a state that allows its use for this purpose! Now here is the problem, the case that was brought before the Supreme Court was
from California on the behalf of 2 women who had medical clearance to use marijuana (California is 1 of the 10 states that allow this) to grow
marijuana in their backyard for their personal use. At no point in any of the findings was there an attempt to sell the drug much less than selling it
to people in other states. The law with which the Supreme Court made their decision on this case is then invalid and is just another blatant attempt
of the Federal government not only denying not only a citizen’s rights, but now also defying the sovereignty of the states. In the past, what the
federal government has done was to use economic incentives to entice states to follow federal laws. Example, deny a state, federal money to improve
its traffic system if the state would not lower the speed limit to 55 mph.
Supreme Court allows prosecution of medical marijuana
The Supreme Court ruled on June 24th 2005 that a state may seize land, homes and businesses FOR PRIVATE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT! Here is a little bit of
history for you, this is based off of the 5th Amendment which allows governments to take private property through eminent domain if the land is
for public use.
Note that it specifies public use. The reason for this ruling was in Connecticut, the state invoked eminent domain to buyout
private property so that an office complex
could be built. The office complex is a private venture and not governmental. The major issue with
this is that it opens the door even wider so that cities, states and the federal government can now seize your property to build such things as
shopping malls, parking lots, and even sports arenas.
High court OKs personal property seizures
Another recent controversial ruling, The Supreme Court ruled to protect
police from legal action over enforcement. At issue here is the police
cannot be held liable for NOT upholding a court’s order. This ruling came down due to a case where a woman attempted to sue the local police
department for not doing enough to enforce a restraining order against her estranged husband. As a result, the husband kidnapped their 3 daughters
from the front of the mother’s house after which the husband killed the girls. In a dissent, Justice John Paul Stevens, joined by Justice Ruth Bader
Ginsburg, said that the woman's "description of the police behavior in this case and the department's callous policy of failing to respond properly
to reports of restraining order violations clearly alleges a due process violation." What does this mean to the American citizen? It means that the
police department cannot be held for fault for failing to respond to court orders, 911 calls (unless they deem it to be an immediate life-threatening
event) It makes you wonder why the police department still have “To Protect and to Serve” on their cars. Maybe it means they protect and serve
only the government’s best interests.
Justices protect police from legal action over enforcement
The above are just a few of the most obvious cases of where the United States Federal Government as well as the Supreme Court has decided that the
Constitution does not require them to abide by the will of the people. That the government is above its own laws and does not have to abide by them.
That the government as well as the Supreme Court no longer protects the people. The government and it’s court system now are only guided by the
almighty dollar, corporations and it’s own power.
Since this is the case, mayhap the government needs to rewrite the Constitution so as to give it a legitimacy before the American people wake up and
listen to what the Constitution which states that it is not only their RIGHT but their DUTY
to overthrow the present government and replace
it with one that once again conforms with the will of the Constitution.
LET THIS BE AMERICA’S CALL TO ARMS TO REINSTUTE THE GOVERNMENT THAT OUR FOREFATHERS INTENDED
In the words of Abraham Lincoln which he delivered during his Gettysburg Address “that government of the people, by the people, for the people,
shall not perish from the earth.”
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