posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 09:38 PM
I didn't read the article, so you can get on me for that. However, the reason I am not reading the other pages is because the premise of the
article itself is so badly false. It amounts to nothing more than an attack on the constitution and the personal freedoms of the people.
Why is it that he is able to use the words "ourselves and prosperity" as having true meaning, but then at the same time says the "We the People"
part isn't? Shouldn't that throw up flags in itself.
Now, without reading it I will address the topic. Because there is some validity to the topic. However, to say it was planned in this manner is
The constitution as is being used to do is in reverse of how it was actually designed. Today, the constitution is used as a means of
limited rights. That the government is able to do anything as long as it doesn't infringe on those rights(of which even those are disappearing).
But in reality, it was designed to be a limited government.
And this problem was forseen by the founders. When they went to write the bill of rights, there were 2 sides to the argument. 1 side wanted to
list the most basic rights, for fear the government would 1 day infringe of them - valid argument. The other side didn't want to list any rights at
all, for fear the government would one day reduce the people to just those rights - obviously valid argument as that happened.
The solution to the problem was the 9th and 10th amendments. Which are part of our bill of rights and are supposed to act as a lock. The 9th
amendment says you can't add amendments that infringe on previously given rights. The 10th amendment says that any specifically listed job is by
default not the job of the federal government and is passed down to the state.
Those listed rights are not what they can't do, it's what they are supposed to protect. They are supposed to make sure the states don't infringe
on those rights. Like the Civil rights movement for example - that was a valid function of the federal government. The states were infringing on
the rights of individuals, and so they stepped in. That is how it is supposed to work.
So what has happened is the constitution was flipped from a document of limited government, into a document of limited rights. And in that flipped
manner, it is being used against the people. How did this happen?
The general welfare clause. Article 1, Section 8. It's a "loophole" that is unconstitutional. The general welfare is mentioned in 2
places in the constitution. The preamble and Article 1, Section 8. The preamble says part of the constitution is to "promote" the general
welfare. Article 1, Section 8 gives them the power to "provide". What does it mean?
Article 1, Section 8 is the place in the constitution that gives congress permission to uphold the amendments. As defined in the constitution, part
of it's purpose is to promote the general welfare. What part is that? The Amendments - which can be added too and so forth as needed. Article
1, Section 8 is there to be inline with the 10th amendment.
But with that loophole, what do they actually do? They use the loophole to provide special rights to special people. Welfare programs, eduction
and anything else they can spin as being for the good of the people. It ends up being special rights for certain people.
Take the healthcare issue. If they really wanted universal healthcare, all they need to do is add an amendment. Because it becomes a right, it
is automatically universal and for everyone. Just like that. But they don't want that, they want to funnel money to special interests. Plus,
it takes 2/3rds majority to add an amendment, and most people don't want it.
So, aside from getting rid of the fed, the #1 thing Americans should be working towards is the restoration of the 10th amendment, and to reflip the
constitution to work for the people.
I don't see how you can blame the founding fathers for it. What more could they do? It's not their fault the people aren't making congress
uphold the constitution, it's the fault of the people.
The constitution is a great system, best the world has ever seen. And it's been under attack since day 1 by foreign interests. Too bad very few
people actually understand it, because it's not really taught in public schools for some odd reason.