Our own ignorance is destroying us. Mark Twain wrote about this in his autobiography, where people base their opinions on the opinions of others rather than the facts. That is what has been going on in our country for a very long time. Our “intellectuals” can’t think; our “scholars” parrot each other; the self-educated fixate on idiotic theories; no one studies original source writings; and The People jump on every bandwagon that rolls by.
In this video from Publius Huldah, we see that "we the people" did not delegate to the federal government--our creation--the power to control the right of the people to keep and bear arms.
This is The Age of Ignorance. Our “intellectuals” can’t think. Our “scholars” parrot each other. The self-educated fixate on idiotic theories. Our People despise Truth and disseminate lies. Nullification deniers such as Matthew Spalding of Heritage Foundation, Jarrett Stepman of Human Events, law professor Randy Barnett, David Barton of Wallbuilders, and history professor Allen C. Guelzo, say that nullification by States of unconstitutional acts of the federal government is unlawful and impossible. But they make demonstrably false assertions.
The latest round of rubbish flooding our in boxes is an ignorant rant claiming that the Dick Act of 1902 (which respects our Right to be armed) can’t be repealed because to do so would “violate bills of attainder and ex post facto laws”. Who dreams up this stuff? Does anyone check it out before they spread it around? Of course we have the God-given right to keep and bear arms, to self-defense, etc., etc.
According to an article posted by Lesley Swann of the Tennessee Tenth Amendment Center, the federal Obamacare Act doesn’t actually require The People to submit to Obamacare. While 20 States have already given notice that they will not implement Obamacare by setting up the State Exchanges; Tennessee’s RINO Governor, Bill Haslam, is “undecided” as to whether he will force Tennesseans to submit to Obamacare. But Haslam has no lawful authority to force The People of Tennessee into State Exchanges. If he does it anyway, he will commit five violations of Tennessee law.
We are Americans. We are resourceful. When doors are slammed in our faces, we find another way. Since five lawless judges on the U.S. supreme Court betrayed us by failing to declare the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act unconstitutional; since we may be stuck with Obama for four more years; and since a Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate will not repeal Obamacare, we must find another way. There is another way. Here it is, and it comes from Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence.
It is the dogma of our time that proponents of government safety net programs hold the moral high ground. Accordingly, Democrats preen over their own “compassion”; and Republicans chime in that they too “believe in safety net programs”. But safety net programs are unconstitutional and immoral. They are unconstitutional because “charity” is not one of the enumerated powers of the federal government. They are immoral because they are based on a fabricated system of man-made anti-rights which negate the Rights God gave us.
We have been visited recently with several very silly articles which assert that Marco Rubio is a “natural born Citizen” within the meaning of Art. II, §1, cl. 5, U.S. Constitution (ratified 1789), and hence is qualified to be President. In order to understand the genuine meaning of a text, we must use the definitions the authors used when they wrote it. Otherwise, written texts become as shifting and impermanent as the clouds – blown hither and yon throughout the years by those who unthinkingly read in their own uninformed understandings, or deliberately pervert the text to further their own agenda.
We must disabuse ourselves of the monstrous lie that the federal government created by the Constitution is the exclusive and final judge of the extent of the powers delegated to it; and that the opinion of five judges, not the Constitution, is the sole measure of its powers. In effect, last week the Supreme Court majority repealed Clauses 3-16 of Article 1 Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution. In a nutshell, the Lawless Five asserted that Congress and the President may do whatever they want to us. Just call it a “tax”.
The English Puritans who came here in the 1630s knew that the Old Testament has a great deal to say about civil government. And they came to build that shining city on a hill. They did not come here to escape from the World, to wait for the end of the World, and to surrender it to evil. And so - we became a shining city on a hill. The fundamental act of our Founding, the Declaration of Independence, recognizes the Creator God as the Source of Rights;1 and acknowledges that the purpose of civil government is simply to “secure” the Rights God gave us. The Constitution we subsequently ratified was based on God’s model of civil government as set forth in the Bible.Next Page »
"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the party over to the so-called moderates wouldn't make any sense at all." - Ronald Reagan, Nov. 10, 1964