Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Interpretation Of The Constitution

"On every question of construction let us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates and instead of prying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or inventing against it, conform to the probable on in which it was passed."
                                                                                                                  Thomas Jefferson

It's too bad that our government, our politicians, our judges and even our people no longer hold to that sentiment. We even laud people such as President Obama for being constitutional attorneys. Have you ever asked yourself what that really means? It means that since you are not smart enough to read and understand the constitution, you need these great minds to interpret it for you. They think they are the only ones able to understand it, and it is their duty to "perfect" it.

Why do we allow this corruption of our founding documents? We, and they seem to forget that we are their boss, they are not ours. But we have grown weak, complacent and subservient. We have allowed our rights to be interpreted by these great geniuses; the lawyers, civil rights groups, politicians, and judges are all putting in their two cents. They have joined together in a right and freedom stealing quest and disguised it as "interpreting" a piece of parchment that our founders gave us already interpreted. We did not guard our rights like the founders and many great patriots warned us to.

Ronald Reagan said, "freedom is never more than a generation away from extinction. We did not pass it along to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what is was once like in the United States where men were free." Have we fought for, protected and handed on freedom to our children like "the Gipper" told us we should? Was it even handed to us? Nobody has seemed to protect it from the onslaught of all the smart people interpreting it into things which it does not say.

With these interpretations they have given us such great institutions as welfare, income tax, bailouts, stimulus, printing un-backed money, affirmative action, bussing, right to terrorists, anchor babies, and coming to a state near you, gay marriage (even though it has been rejected in every place it has ever been put to a vote, even in the progressive bastion of California.). Samuel Gompers said, "year by year man's liberties are trampled underfoot...rights are invaded and law perverted. In all ages wherever a tyrant has shown himself he has always found some willing judge to clothe that tyranny in the robes of legality."

We have allowed these progressives to pervert our history and to feed us a line of crap that says we have a "living constitution that is constantly evolving. Allowing them to constantly change through the courts and even fiat what the constitution means whenever it fits their purpose. Our founders gave us a way to change their document, and that is through constitutional convention. Not at the will of the all the "smart" people, but the will of "we the people." Our framers meant it as they wrote it and our country would be in far better shape if we would have followed it. Their document was not open for interpretation, there was no need for it. It states plainly the rights and duties of all concerned, and they felt to a man, that if it no longer worked to tear it up and start again new, but we need not take such drastic measures. We only need to return to the common sense society our founders intended us to have.

Ronald Reagan said, "I think it is time we ask ourselves if we still know the freedoms intended for us by our founding fathers." Because if we do, it is far past time for us to regain that lost spirit handed on to us, and to once again let the powers that be know that they serve at our pleasure, that "we surround them." Tell them we will no longer accept their invalid and immoral interpretations they have forced down our throats. Let them know once and for all, that "we the people" are the final say in this Republic.

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