It is very disheartening to those of us who have been fighting the growth of the federal leviathan for years, if not decades, when icons of that fight basically turn on us and, at least by their pronouncements, join the other side. One of those icons is actively promoting Common Core Continue reading Common Core ~ BEWARE: It’s NOT just the Leftists and Marxists who are pushing Common Core on us!
What exactly is a constitutional convention? Why, it is nothing less than the re-writing of the U.S. Constitution! It sounds crazy, but many politicians are poised to enable the destruction of this cherished national document that has secured our inalienable rights for over 225 years.
Would you be surprised if I told you that a constitutional convention (aka “con-con”) has already commenced in Washington?
As you may have noticed, the Legislative branch no longer writes the law (Article I); it will merely pass the framework for a law, and then hand it over to the President. The Executive branch no longer enforces the law (Article II); but rather picks-and-chooses what it likes, while neglecting the rest. The Judicial branch no longer interprets the law (Article III); instead, it ignores intent and re-writes it.
In other words, the federal government is redrafting the Constitution right under our noses! Continue reading The Remedy to a Constitutional Convention: An Amendments Convention
Who represents your individual interests better? The “good” and “indispensable” senator you helped send to Washington? The one who said all the right things to get elected, but then changed his tune on immigration and nationalized healthcare as soon as he became surrounded by big-money donors and a leadership that supports a centralized government?
Or is it the legislator who lives in your neighborhood, city, or state, who works downtown?
Who is closer to, and more accountable to – and therefore more likely to vote in the interests of – the people of the State of Colorado?
In the late 1980’s, when our national debt was closer to $2 trillion, we had the opportunity to hold an Article V convention, the purpose of which Continue reading The Last Battle for America: Restoring Federalism
While most lawmakers and judges won’t admit it, we are increasingly living in a post-constitutional America. Take Obamacare (aka the Affordable Care Act) for instance:
1) Congress rammed through (along a party-line vote) a “framework” for the law, then handed it over to the Executive branch for the actual lawmaking – ceding its Article I legislative authority;
2) The Judicial branch overstepped its Article III authority, actually re-writing the law before declaring it constitutional; and
3) The Executive branch, in violation of the Faithful Execution Clause in Article II, applies the law however it wishes through carve-outs, exemptions, waivers, and delays.
These kinds of shenanigans happen in Washington, D.C. all the time – it’s just that Obamacare has been so in-your-face that people who don’t normally follow politics have taken notice. Even if they haven’t lost their insurance or been forced into Medicaid, many have seen their premiums and deductibles skyrocket. Continue reading Our Runaway Federal Government: Obamacare Reminds Us Why We Need Article V
It’s hard to believe that today is the five-year anniversary of the First Tea Party Rallies across the nation…April 15, 2009 ~ The day the Tea Party came to life! From border to border and from sea to shining sea, groups of Liberty-loving Patriots came together with handmade signs that proclaimed their frustrations that had been building for five years! That’s right, Folks, those of us who turned out on Tax Day, 2009, for the most part, had never before participated in any kind of political rally. Most of us were middle-aged or older. ALL of us had finally reached the point where we had just one nerve left when it came to the government, and the government had finally managed to get on that one last nerve BIG TIME!! Ahh, but I’m getting ahead of myself!
If you ask the average American on any street in the country, “When and why did the Tea Party come into existence?” the answer would be something to the effect of, “Right after Obama took office, because they didn’t want a Black President!” That belief couldn’t be further from the truth! I’m going to take you back to January 7 of 2004 when my own (as-yet-unlabeled) Tea-Party juices first began to flow. Continue reading Memories of My Journey to the First Tea Party Rallies in 2009
As many of you already know, Article V of the U.S. Constitution lays out the process for amending the Constitution. Congress can amend the Constitution if two-thirds of the House and two-thirds of the Senate propose an amendment, and ¾ of the state legislatures then ratify it.
However, George Mason and others, realizing the dangers of an all-powerful centralized government, insisted that this authority not be limited to just the national government. Therefore, the second clause of Article V was included as a check on federal power. It specifies that if two-thirds of the States propose an amendment, and ¾ of the States then ratify it, the Constitution can be directly amended by state legislatures as well (bypassing Congress, the President, and the Supreme Court).
Last week I watched this video of Dinesh D’Souza debating Bill Ayers at Dartmouth recently. While Ayers slammed the Founders and laid out his philosophy of redistribution and social justice, D’Souza focused on American exceptionalism, and clearly articulated why the Founders got it right.
D’Souza pointed out that throughout world history, wealth has generally been confiscated and then redistributed. However, our system of “self rule” in which all men are considered equal, along with a Constitution that limits what government can do to you, has allowed for actual wealth creation. Instead of waiting for government to cut up the pie and decide who gets what, we have the ability to make our own pie, and to make it as big as we want – which results in the proverbial rising tide that lifts all boats. This is why people in other countries want to come here – because it is a place where even the poor are well-fed and live in relative abundance. Continue reading D’Souza Dominates Debate with Ayers (but Fumbles on Article V)
Like many Americans, I have been shocked by how quickly our elected leaders have taken the hard-left turn toward socialism, particularly in the last few years. Ten years ago, I would have never thought anything like this would be possible, at least not in my lifetime.
Granted, the necessary elements to get away with such a coup were put in place over the span of decades, if not longer. Recognizing that our system of government as established was based on Judeo-Christian principles (i.e. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights. . .”), the enemies of freedom have been diligently working to destroy the family structure, devalue life, replace “God and Country” with moral relativism and multiculturalism, distort free-market capitalism, and create entire communities wholly dependent on government. Continue reading All Hands on Deck to Save the Constitution
As we celebrate today, January 20th, the life of the great Human Rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr., a huge international human rights travesty is in process with the tacit support of the Obama administration. UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization) succumbed, once again, to the specious claims of Arab nations and suppressed the rights of Israel and of Jews throughout the world. Continue reading Another UN/Obama outrage against Israel is being ignored by the American media
As a private practice physician, I often get asked by my patients what I think of the new health care law currently being implemented. I always try to be sensitive, as I know a number of them had high hopes for it. However, I am straightforward, and tell them that I believe it will make things much worse.
I find that more and more people are realizing this, and they are angry about the broken promises our politicians made. For my patients who still think this is a good idea, and want to know why I don’t support it, I generally ask them open-ended questions, such as: Continue reading Things to Ponder As Government Asssumes Control of Health(care)