What’s the Big Deal About the Constitution?

Why are there so many people asking where the government finds approval in the Constitution for the things they are doing? Because it doesn’t, the authority for their choices does not exist. Our Constitution has been discarded by those in power in the USA today.

Do you doubt this is true? Read on.

The Constitution is a very specific document and our current government doesn’t like it. How could that be true? Isn’t that where their power to do things comes from? NO! The US Constitution was created to LIMIT what the government can do. That’s why they don’t like it.

The Declaration of Independence was a formal announcement that we refused to be controlled by an administration that ruled without authority from the people. The Constitution was created to prevent us from degenerating into that situation again. It gives and WITHHOLDS very specific powers to the Federal and State bureaucracy. To insure continuity of this assignment of power, and control of the government by the people, a series of checks and balances was carefully put in place.

1/ The division of power between three separate groups with very defined controls was established to stop any one set of power mongers from running roughshod over the rights of the people.
2/ Additionally, rather then have a majority (democracy) rule, the government was established with a representative (republic) decision making process, controlled by ‘Rule of Law.’

Why was that? After considering the possible forms of control to establish in this brand new country, why did the designers & signers of the Declaration & the Constitution choose what they did?

1/  Why are there three distinct branches of government, each with a different function? The framers of the Constitution did not wish to return to the totalitarian system of governance imposed on colonial America by the British. To ensure that no single person or entity had a monopoly on power, they instituted a system of checks and balances. The president’s power is checked by the Congress, which can refuse to confirm his appointees, for example, and has the power to impeach, or remove, a president. Congress may pass laws, but the president has the power to veto them (Congress, in turn, may override a veto). And the Supreme Court can rule on the constitutionality of a law, but Congress, with approval from two-thirds of the states, may amend the Constitution.
2/ The problem with majority rule? The minority gets trampled. There is a serious and often total loss of individual rights in the case of a simple democracy. Although reversed, Apartheid in South Africa was a true example of a democracy taken to the limits. The minority (non-native whites) denied all normal rights to the majority of the population (which happened to be black African natives). Individual rights did not exist for those not in power. Majority rule is mob rule. “Democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship.” (variously attributed)

In our Republic we vote for people that will act in a manner that we feel complies with what we believe. Through these elected officials we pass laws to maintain fairness, rights and crime control.

Now that you know exactly how it is supposed to be – pay closer attention to the way that it is these days. Rather than have his chosen decision makers in the legislative branch debated and/or defeated during confirmation President Obama APPOINTS to newly created positions. Some of these positions have been intentionally set up in a manner that precludes any of the normal controls from affecting their power, or the length of time they wield that power.

Decisions are being blindly rammed through with sheer force of numbers by people so loyal to Obama or his agenda that merely give a ‘rubber stamp’ of approval. And, even worse, the abuse of Executive Orders by previous presidents is being raised to a new height.

Our freedoms are being taken away without the knowledge of most. I thank God that more and more people seem to be awakening to this crime. I hope and pray it’s not too late.

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2 Responses to What’s the Big Deal About the Constitution?

  1. Eric says:

    I hope and pray that you are correct about it not being too late to fix what the present regime and many, many predecessors have done to this country.

    And yes I used the word regime on purpose, as I do not believe based on his actions that President Obama has any desire to follow the rules and restrictions placed on the government by the Declaration and our Constitution.

    I Thank God everyday for the Age of Enlightment as it has been described because we as “THE PEOPLE” really need to wake up and take back control of the government.

  2. C says:

    Thanks for the thoughts Eric. The more people I talk to the more I find that have the same feelings and fears that we espouse.

    The important thing to remember is that the very document that the power brokers are dissing gives us the ability and the authority to make sure that they don’t run roughshod over the rights of We the People.

    It will help to read this article: http://utah.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2010/07/state-nullification-trumps-federal-supremacy/

    If the link does not work copy and paste it into your browser.

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