Has the country fallen too far to be restored to its founding as a Constitutional Republic? The drift towards socialism is not just the political disregard for the Constitution; there are bigger factors contributing to where the United States finds itself today.
The current administration is definitely responsible for the recent rapid growth in government dependence and insurmountable federal debt. However, the administration minions are not the only ones at fault, the GOP is also culpable as are the disinterested citizenry of the country. Nor can we forget the Politically Correct main stream media’s
contribution in its abandonment of unbiased objectivity in reporting on the political landscape.
Of all the reasons, the citizenry holds the lion’s share in the demise of the American way of life. It is the citizen who has become comfortable with government handouts (state & federal). It is the citizen who has embraced “Political Correctness”. It is the citizen who has turned his/her back on the strict adherence to the Constitution and the religious principles, the BEDROCK our country was founded upon.
Can the country return to the legacy our founding fathers gave to us, or have we drifted too far?
What, if anything, can we do? The founding fathers were visionary leaders and astute historians; they knew the nature of men and what had happened to free civilizations in the historical past; therefore, provided a means for the “people” to take control of their government when, not if, but WHEN their government became oppressively power hungry.
Colonel George Mason of Virginia had grave concerns about the federal legislature controlling the only means of amending the Constitution and fought vigorously for state authority to call for conventions to amend the Constitution. It was because of Colonel Mason’s persistent insistence for a state’s authority to be maintained that Article V of the US Constitution provides two methods by which the Constitution can be amended.
The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to the Constitution, or, on the application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress; Provided that no Amendments which may be made prior to the Year One thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any Manner affect the first and fourth Clauses of the Ninth Section of the first Article; and that no State, without its Consent, shall be deprived of it’s equal Suffrage in the Senate. (emphasis added)
The intent of the framers of the Constitution was to limit the power of the central (federal) government to just those items delegated to it in Article I, Section 8 (further amplified in the tenth Amendment); thereby, securing States Rights, the sovereignty of each of the several States, and self-governance of the people and by the people.
Mark Levin in his latest book, The LIBERTY AMENDMENTS Restoring The American Republic, lays out the case that NOW is the time for the several States to align and exercise their constitutionally based authority, not to re-write the Constitution, but to amend the Constitution for the purpose of restoring the country to a REPUBLIC.
Mr. Levin points out that this second method of amending the Constitution has unsuccessfully been tried in the past. Just because it has not succeeded in the past does not me the several States should not join forces and utilize their constitutional right to use it now. Today is a different time, we now find ourselves under what Mr. Levin identifies as ‘Soft Tyranny’. I contend that with Obamacare and all of the regulatory edicts by numerous
entities run by non-elected minions it more resembles hard tyranny.
Our federal government, all three branches and both major political parties, are abandoning the Constitution. All are aiding and abetting each other at the expense and enslavement of the citizens. What better time to bring the several States Legislatures method to life and lawfully return our federal government to the framers vision of a REPUBLICAN form of governing!!!
If the several States are successful in amending the Constitution in this manner we need to remember that this is only the initial step to return to our superior form of governance. To maintain and continue it very citizen MUST do a paradigm shift from passive political indifference to being truly informed and actively involved in their governance. In addition, the vast majority of the citizenry need to return to and firmly grasp hold of the constitutional principles that have made our country the shining light on the hill.
The time for you to support every means available to restore our Republic is NOW. If not you, who? It is OUR country, not just the country of the political elite. Call and write your state legislators requesting that your State exercise its constitutional “State Right” to counter the runaway federal government. Encourage, no; demand that they exercise this right and become one of the two thirds States calling for and conducting a State’s Constitutional Convention to amend the Constitution.
The “BALL” is in YOUR court!