Groups & The Constitution

The people we associate with for various purposes and goals like our churches for spiritual reasons, businesses to exchange services or products with others, our cities and towns to have safe clean places to live and raise our families, our states where the people have much more say about what becomes a law and what doesn’t, and the myriad of other groups that are formed by our associations including our country are secured and protected under our Constitution. A centralized government, without enumerated powers that restricts the actions of it’s people, will always want  groups to conform to their ideas for that is one way government accomplishes “Control Over We The People“.  Alas, this idea only leads to dullness, low or no production of any kind, and a reduction in the drive that keeps a society expanding and prospering. These guys either don’t know or don’t care that it is the Individual that is the driving force behind our nation’s great success and survival not conformity.

Governments are made up of people just like our churches, communities and cities are. These people are subject to the same variables and limitations that we are and are many times afraid of us(We the People). Giving them unlimited power by not “Enforcing The Constitution” is not a bright idea. The purpose of our Constitution is to restrict and restrain the government leaving us the liberty & freedom that each of us inherently possess thanks to our Creator. The Founders knew this and although we have lost so much of our liberty in the last 100 years and even more so in the last 10, this founding document has saved us from losing all of our liberty. Without the Constitution liberty would have already vanished from our society!

Ask around and find out how many people that you come in contact with know and understand our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Unfortunately it’s very few from my experience and some that do profess to know these documents are more interested in criticizing the authors than understanding the underlying principles that are at their foundation. The situation is grim thanks to the erosion of education mostly under the control of the department of education. (which is eerily like the tenth plank of the communist manifesto) Our own government has managed through regulation after regulation the destruction of the family unit via welfare, education through policies like “No child left behind”, and morals by deeming that the Constitution says there is a seperation of Church and state which of course it does not.

When we read and understand the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights we know what our government can and especially what it can’t do. This idea of the average guy(peasant) knowing this irks the authoritarian(king, lord or noble/in our case politician or university professor). Control over a person becomes virtually impossible once one possess the knowledge about how something works, even government. Armed with this knowledge about how our government must run according to our Constitution(the supreme law of the land) the Individual regains freedom and liberty. The authoritarian fears this above all else for it sheds the light of truth on their real purpose and leaves them powerless to boot!

1820 September 28. (to William C. Jarvis) “I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society, but the people themselves: and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their controul with a wholsome discretion, the remedy is, not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. this is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power.”                       Thomas Jefferson

This battle of ideas is ours to win by giving everyone the opportunity to understand our founding documents. Who can argue with liberty for all?

Tom

The Family & The Constitution

When we talk about the building block of America we are talking about the family. Without it there would be no America, no government, no businesses, no communities, towns, cities, or states. There would be no structure for children to grow up in, no safety, no education(which starts and continues from parents until the child can fend for itself). Our country and communities need a strong family unit. One that can stand on its own to grow and prosper. Each family unique in its own way with different paths to the same end. An independent, intelligent, productive and caring individual.

Only loving and caring parents can do this. Mothers and Fathers teach their children the basics of language and how to get along with others amongst a myriad of other things.  Government cannot do this.This is evidenced by the wild gangs of teenagers that roam the streets of Chicago and sometimes Philadelphia. These children are products of a constantly expanding welfare state created by politicians who do not have the best interests of families at heart. Oh, these politicians say they are helping but their actions(laws and regulations) only serve to degrade and destroy the very thing they propose to protect, our families. There is only one way politicians can make these laws harming our families and that is to do the same thing to our Consitution.

The Constitution if  applied  to its stated end of a limited federal government, with enumerated powers, will allow all families to grow and prosper by not interfering with their natural developement. That is, a man and a woman find each other, fall for each other, and decide to marry and have children. In the course of living and creating a family these two individuals will rise to the occasion many times throughout their lives and make their own choices on how and in what way they will raise their children. The result, most of the time, are  happy adults who usually have a good purpose and will have a good effect on neighbors and their communities. Government interfering in the natural course of families will degrade all of them to a certain extent and will destroy many. Most of the degradation of our inner cities are a product of these broken families.

I know the Founders were aware of this and knew in their hearts that men were mostly good and that government, if run by those who think they know best, will find a way to eliminate those who disagree with them. Governments of our planet have managed to murder close to 250 million people but you will find very little reminder of this in the media when they agree with the government that is in power. Our Constitution and Bill of Rights does rectify this by giving the federal government limited enumerated powers leaving the rest to the States and the People. Unforunately today you would have no idea that the federal government is limited even a little.

Our country, our Constitution, our Bill of Rights, and our families are being degraded and destroyed from the inside out by our own uninformed votes. We must correct this downward course. We can do this by knowing and understanding our founding documents and how they relate to each of us and our families. We have to agree with our politicians for this downward course to continue so let’s disagree and let our politicians know we disagree. It is our country you know!

Strong, independent, and prosperous families will be the rule of the day when we eliminate government interference in them by knowing and understanding the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights and forcing our wayward politicians to do the same!

Tom

The Constitution Is A Must Know For All Americans

It’s times like these, where government is getting bigger and bigger and liberty is getting smaller and smaller, that the Constitution becomes the only way out for all of us even those who despise and detest it. Only those without honor and integrity would pervert the very document that secures their unalienable rights, along with the rest of us, into a document that eradicates them one by one. These men and women will not always be in power and therefore will also be subject to an uncontrolled state. These policies will subject all future generations to these same mechanisms where the individual is nothing and the state is all.  Not much foresight in that is there unless your goal is to suppress individuality.

The idea that we the people cannot be experts on the Constitution is totally, absolutely, one hundred per-cent FALSE! It was written for us so that we can keep our government and especially our politicians in line. The Constitution is the supreme law of the land and politicians like Mr. Obama are not “Above the Law”. The prime purpose of the Constitution is the securing of our unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as stated in the Decalaration of Independence for each and every American no matter their race, no matter their creed, no matter their status in life. Anyone who would try to take away any of these rights from any American is unqualified to hold any position in our government whether politician or bureaucrat and should be immediately dismissed or impeached. No exceptions allowed.

Unfortunately Mr. Obama, most of the Democrat party, at least half of the Republican party and all of the mainstream media are working hard to split Americans into groups and then pit these groups one against the other. Young vs. old, rich vs. poor, black vs. white and on and on. You name the groups and they will pit them against each other. Instead of inspiring us to greater success, honor and integrity these men and women find the lowest common denominator in our fellow Americans and push that on every one of us.

What kind of men and women do this? Those who say they are for all Americans but in reality the laws they want to pass and the policies they want to put in place will serve only to make us lazy, keep us down and confiscate our property. It is not charity to take property, that someone or some group has earned,  and give it to another with no exchange taking place. That is legal theft and a horrible example to set for young and old alike. But then why would you care about young people learning about something as important as exchange when your primary goal is to strip free will from every American except for those who agree with you. Charity is giving something you have earned of your own free will. It is not a required contribution as the unconsitutional healthcare law states. Isn’t a contribution given freely?

Pick up the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Study them so you get an understanding of them. These are the documents that will secure every Americans life, liberty and property!

Tom

Religious Freedom & The Constitution

The first amendment to the Constitution states that, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” Of course that means we can put our religious beliefs into action in whatever way we choose. That is the point, isn’t it? We have free will. We are free men and free women. The government or some politician doesn’t have the authority under the Constitution to decide for us. Most Americans do believe this. The problem is that many if not most of our politicians do not understand that the Constitution was designed to secure the individual’s rights, not the federal governments. We have strayed so far from our Constitution that Mr. Obama thinks that he can decide for us which of our beliefs and principles we can exercise and which we cannot. All this in spite of the fact that the bill of rights specifically states exactly the opposite and the oath of office requires Mr. Obama to preserve, protect and defend our Constitution. This is one of the president’s main functions and is neglect of duty if not being done. Thus an impeachable offense!

It is extremely important all Americans, no matter which side you are on,  face these facts. We do have religious freedom in our country and Mr. Obama is working quickly to remove this right bit by bit from our Constitution! Even if your beliefs are not in their crosshairs now eventually they will be and so will you. The question is will there be anyone left standing with you?

We can think that this could never happen here and well, everyone uses contraception anyway, so what’s the big deal. But consider this, every dictatorship, totalitarian state, marxist state and police state has started out by taking away freedom’s enjoyed by it’s citizens. Don’t take my word for it check it out for yourself. Look at what has happened in other countries like Venezuela.

We must confront what is actually occurring here, right now, right this minute. Many of the bureaucrats and politicians in our government are factually working to undermine our Constitution and bill of rights. The evidence is all around us. The bigger our government gets the more freedoms we lose with more forms to fill out and more bureaucrats to tell us what and how we are allowed to do things.  These bureaucrats are unelected and appointed mostly by the president, who from his actions, demonstrates that he’s only interested in what the government can do to you and is totally uninterested in what the government can’t do to you! Ask yourself how else could someone care more about a supposed right to a free abortion drug than to the free exercise of one’s religion, principles and morals? This defies logic!

What can we do about it? First we must let all of our representatives, senators and the president know that these are unconstitutional actions, period! Nothing can force us to go against our own principles and belief’s. Not even the federal government! Next write letters, send e-mails, visit offices and phone your senators, representatives and the president. We will let them know who’s the boss and in the process enforce our Constitution.

All of us are guaranteed the free exercise of our beliefs whether religious or not. Any attempt by anyone in our government to strip this right from any individual in America is unacceptable and will not be tolerated! It’s as simple as Keeping Our Constitution Working!

Tom LoGrasso

Creating New Jobs and The Constitution

Each and every American needs to understand the underlying principles behind the Constitution. Not only for their own liberty or right to choose but also for the liberty of their children, grandchildren, friends, relatives, associates and all Americans. It is probably the single most important part of life, this being able to choose for ourselves, and it hasn’t been around for very long. I personally would like to keep it and ensure everyone else gets to keep it too.

Some might think that the Constitution is boring, hard to understand or someone else will understand it for them. Just look at where that attitude has gotten us. Besides the continuation of spending trillions of dollars that we don’t have (For the past 3 years we have borrowed over a trillion dollars each year,) we are still confronted with a government that is bit by bit taking away our individual rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness that are guaranteed by our Constitution and given to us by our Creator. (Obamacare forces an individual to not only buy insurance but a specific kind of insurance that may go against the person’s belief’s. Banks are told how much they can charge to initiate a loan and can be taken over by the government without any oversight. How long before we are told how much we can make?) According to many of our politicians we don’t have the wherewithal to make our own choices only they can do the choosing. Just look around your community, town, city or state and you will see how badly that has worked out for us.

This all leads us to why there aren’t as many jobs as people need and want. The amount of new businesses started will decline in direct ratio to the amount of new government regulations and new taxes and/or in the abscence of a stable (as small as possible) regulatory enviroment and low taxes. Government regulations and taxes are oppressive to a person or business (businesses are groups of people). The trick is to have as few or as little as possible and for sure, don’t keep changing the rules. Regulations and taxes are a form of force and whenever you try to force someone they will push back or get scared. Aren’t people and businesses afraid to spend too much right now?

These two things, low taxes and much less regulation, will actually bring in much more revenue to the government. (Check out the Kennedy & Reagan years. Both lowered taxes & more money flowed in. The more people making money the more taxes are collected. We want people earning lots of money not the other way around.) We will be able to pay off our debt and pay for needed services and safety nets. The key question is do our politicians want more cash in the bank or do some of them actually want the poor to stay poor.

How does the Constitution fit into all of this? The Constitution will give us limited government which will result in less regulation and less taxation. This gives all of us more choices and opportunity. More liberty & freedom will ensure we can pay our bills. The Constitution if understood and applied will allow any individual to start their own business and be as creative as their abilities allow. The people of our country can and will get us out of this economic catastrophe that the politicians have gotten us into. Anyway, most politicians haven’t the slightest clue about how to create jobs.

Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and all of the founding fathers knew that this thing called liberty was and is the key to a free and prosperous nation. Don’t take my word for it. Read their writings, the Constituion and the Declaration of Independence. Just think of the amount of small businesses that would have been created in the last several years if the government would have been getting smaller instead of growing monstrously huge.

Spread the word about our founding documents and how using them will lead to more jobs and more choices.

Tom

Unconstitutional-Presidential Powers Now Include Legislating?

The presidents is now writing a healthcare bill that essentially will bypass the senate fillibuster rule. As you know in order for a bill to get to a final vote it must be able to overcome a fillibuster by the opposition, in this case from the Republicans. The president’s bill can be piggybacked onto a budget bill that requires only fifty-one votes in the senate to pass. Essentially the president is trying to bypass the American people who overwhelmingly do not want this healtcare bill. Sixty-one percent of voters say congress should scrap the  healthcare plans and start over. Besides being an underhanded method for passing a bill this rule was developed for budget bills only. It has never been used for policy changes and shouldn’t be.

The president is coming very close to violating the constitution if he hasn’t already. Article 1 and article 2 are very clear on which branch of government does what and the Executive branch clearly doesn’t write legislation. As a matter of fact there is nothing in article 2 that even comes slightly near what the  president is trying to do. Either there is a complete misunderstanding of the constitution by the administration or they are purposely trying to subvert the constitution. Maybe these politicians think that they know the constituiton but really have many words in it that they have a wrong definition for or no definition at all or maybe they really don’t know the first thing about the constitution. Should there be a test on the constitution before taking office?

We the people decide the course of our country not the administration or the special interests. Right now it is the labor unions, who have met with the president or his representatives, planned parenthood, psychiatry, lawyers, acorn  and drug companies. Most of these groups have donated massively to the president’s campaign in 08. Sign the petition at the American Center for Law and Justice to scrap the healthcare bill and start over. We need to force the administration and congress to follow the constitution. Petitions work especially now after the election in Massachusetts. Don’t stand by while our freedom’s are taken from us.(Another example of this is the president’s education plan.)  It only takes a few Democrats to vote no to stop this bill dead in its tracks.

 Control of over 300 million people hangs in the balance and they know it. We have to push back just as hard as they are to hang the whole process up. And to win we must push back harder. Another look at the ad that got us a senate seat in Massachusetts could help to inspire us all. A reminder it’s never too late to change direction. Remember November is right around the corner and the anti-constitutionalists are on the run. 

Let’s keep it that way!

Tom

Take A Stand For Our Constitution

So, we lost the vote in the house last night. We knew that the majority would use every trick in the book, dirty or otherwise, to pass this anti-constitutional legislation. We did win a victory on restricting tax dollars for abortion, which I’m grateful for but it was allowed in the end because the bill would not have passed if it remained.

The democrats who voted for this bill and the lone republican will have their reckoning with the electorate next November. I believe the democrats will be devastated in that election.

The way to look at this is that these anti-constitutionalists almost didn’t get their bill passed. We as constitutionalists cannot even for a second consider the thought of giving up or letting someone else take up the cause. There is no one else. We are it. So, buck up and let’s get this show on the road. There are battles to be fought in the weeks to come in the senate. I think we all knew that this was where the real battle would take place.

Here are a few ideas to start with on the actions we can take to win in the senate. And I do mean win. No second place for our cause. We stand for our constitution which guarantees our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Let’s start abolishing this government right here and now by stopping this bill cold in the Senate. First visit your senators office and tell the representative there in no uncertain terms how you feel about this bill and your reasoning behind it. Second write a letter, handwritten if possible, and get it off as quickly as possible. Call and let them know again. If you can’t do any of these then e-mail them.

I know most of you have already done this many times before and I thank you but we’re starting a whole new battle. Take a brief pause maybe to recharge but let’s get back in this fully energized. Think of it this way the house battle was just a warm-up and now we are ready to hit back twice as hard.

Finally we need to contact as many of our friends and aquaintances through all means possible. You can walk through your neighborhoods and talk to your neighbors getting to know them and telling them your concerns about this legislation. Word of mouth, e-mail, blogs, articles, twitter and even snail mail. Contact people you don’t know personally and talk to them. You can influence people. Persuade them to also do the same and we will have an army or an even bigger army of constitutionalists to confront our senators with the truth.

The fate of the next generation of Americans is in our hands. Don’t let them down.

Tom

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