The Constitution? What's That?
A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
The dictionary tells us that a constitution is a law, or compilation of laws, determining the fundamental political principles of a government.
The people of the United States have a constitution.
I know this will come as a shock to many, but we actually DO have a
constitution, which was written at the Constitutional Convention in
Philadelphia in 1787 and subsequently ratified by the original thirteen
As we observe the huge blob that our government has become since, one has to wonder if the constitution is relevant anymore.
mentioned a while back that I actually saw a debate on one of the cable
news channels about this very thing recently. Frankly, I was horrified
that such a discussion even took place. But it did. And I watched it,
slack-jawed, all the way through.
There are those among us who
say the constitution is dead. In fact, at The November Coalition
website you'll even find an obituary for the constitution:
Death and Funeral Notices
XXXXXDead at 221 YRS
The world and especially the people of America have lost a most
courageous and loyal friend, one who has been there for the downtrodden,
the hopeless and those who have always struggled for fairness. Through
prodigious pain and agonizing suffering which quietly and without notice
began to cripple her around 1974, she prevailed relentlessly. But a
continuous onslaught of plagues in the '80s and '90s has proved to be
just too much for her to bear.
The Constitution of the United
StatesDead at 221 years of age. The cause of her untimely demise were
constant and relentless attacks on her far and wide. In the beginning
and through most of her history, friends with courage, pride and dignity
protected her. Tragically, in her latter years, insolence, haughtiness
and vainglory tore and ripped at her heart and even her soul. In the
final period before her death, devious men went their course towards the
Constitution's complete destruction with its own sworn protectors, the
U.S. Criminal Justice System. Their cold acts were the most intrinsic of
all her traitors.
The U.S. Constitution has now been laid to
rest. This fact will never erase the distressing sadness that she was
killed in cold blood by many of her own.
Submitted by Stephen C. Labacz & Steve Daniel, Prisoners of War in America
America has been replacing the freedom of the individual guaranteed by the Constitution
and the Bill of Rights with Marxism/socialism for many decades now.
The move toward socialism in America is nothing new.
Herbert Hoover (President of the United States 1929-1932) in an address
at West Branch, Iowa on August 10, 1954 voiced his deep concern over
socialism and the threat it presented for America and the world. Here
is a portion of President Hoover's remarks:
witnessed the legacy of war in doubting minds, brutality, crime and
debased morals. Moreover, I have witnessed on the ground in 20 nations
the workings of the philosophy of that anti-Christ, Karl Marx.
these long years and from all these experiences, there rises constantly
in my mind the forces which make for progress and those which may
corrode away the safeguards of freedom in America. I want to say
something about these forces but I shall endeavor to do so, not in the
tones of Jeremiah but in the spirit of Saint Paul....
Founding Fathers did not invent the priceless boon of individual freedom
and respect for the dignity of men. That great gift to mankind sprang
from the Creator and not from governments.
The Founding Fathers,
with superb genius, welded together the safeguards of these
freedoms....Today the Socialist virus and poison gas generated by Karl
Marx and Friedreich Engels have spread into every nation on the earth.
dogma is absolute materialism which defies truth and religious faith.
Their poisons are of many sorts. The preservation of the safeguards of
liberty makes it imperative that we give heed to their every variety....
nation is strong or weak, it thrives or perishes upon what it believes
to be true. If our youth is rightly instructed in the faith of our
fathers; in the traditions of our country; in the dignity of each
individual man, then our power will be stronger than any weapon of
destruction that man can devise.
And now as to this whole gamut
of Socialist infections, I say to you...God has blessed us with another
wonderful word--heritage. The great documents of that heritage are not
from Karl Marx. They are from the Bible, the Declaration of Independence
and the Constitution of the United States. Within them alone can the
safeguards of freedom survive....
frontiers give us other blessings. Not only do they expand our living
but also they open new opportunities and new areas of adventure and
enterprise. They open new vistas of beauty. They unfold the wonders of
the atom and the heavens. Daily they prove the reality of an all-wise
Supreme Giver of Law."
After reading these few remarks is it any wonder that President Hoover is one of the most vilified American Presidents of all time?
Our republic is dying. There can be no doubt of that. She's dying because we (The People) have turned our backs on her. We don't care anymore.
We have learned to rely on government for our existence -- from the
cradle to the grave -- and we no longer feel that urge for freedom and
liberty. We don't really care what the government does just so
long as they keep us safe and secure and keep the checks coming once a
A republic cannot survive such laziness -- not even America.
© J. D. Longstreet
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