In his letter to Samuel Kercheval - from Monticello, July 12, 1816, Thomas Jefferson quoted that "Governments are republican only in proportion as they embody the will of their people, and execute it."
In regard to those who first formed our Constitution, by many debates and various drafts, Jefferson stated:
"...let it be agreed that a government is republican in proportion as every member composing it has his equal voice in the direction of its concerns...by representatives chosen by himself, and responsible to him at short periods, and let us bring to the test of this canon every branch of our constitution."
In our day, even those who we elect by the platforms of Campaign promises and representations they allege, are often let down and betrayed by a different kind of legislator or Office-holder than the one who ran, and then either parses words and definitions, or just does not care. Once in office, we are given a new form of governance, one that casts out Republicanism, representation of the people of their district or area, in place for a lesser or greater variant of Socialism and political corruption more often than not.
"The true foundation of republican government is the equal right of every citizen, in his person and property, and in their management."
Is that true today? It is increasingly more difficult to even grow your own garden on your own property, because the Government demands to control your life, and have the right to strave or destroy you. The latest pseudo-crisis they are attempting to promote today, on December 21, 2010, is that Al Qaeda is going to taint US Food Supplies.
In other words, the US Black Ops may use any one or several of the 1300 plus bio-weapons labs in the 48 Continental US States to create a crisis, and then ban the sale of food, not just the salad bars and buffets of restaurants, but all exposed foods such as produce, baked goods, anything readily accesible even through a thin sheet of plastic or not, create a panic, and following the panic and subsequent riots, pass something that would create a slave state or Dictatorship in response to primarily union - anarchist - and Leftist Communist-Socialist organizers of minority led food riots. This, by just the pseudo-news reports by Bilderburger payed off Mainstream Media sources (including those at Foxnews,
and alleged non-Leftist Mainstream Media sources) is seemingly slated (if we Cold War Timetable this) for happening perhaps in the next 30-60 days, generally more along the lines in 5-6 weeks, unless it gets exposed.
We have been waiting to see by what means the Tulane Executive Summary would be implemented, in which Congress is relegated to obscurity, and the more than 40 Czars of Obama seize control and become the New Legislature, overthrow the Republicanism of our Government, and become the new structure.
But Jefferson wrote:
Let the executive be chosen ...[as an agent for the people, a republican in his representation of their will]... and leave no screen of a council behind which to skulk from responsibility.
The Obama Communist-Socialists, for them to initiate a Black Ops coordinated food scare and riots in order to subvert and overthrow the current structure of the US Government, would NECCESSARILY HAVE TO HAVE a New Constitution fully drafted in a drawer somewhere and agreed upon, and they would have plans to remove all US Supreme Court Justices but for Kagan and Sotomayor, because even Communist-Socialism must allow for such an institution to remain to act as arbitrators to the Dictatorship. The principles would also have to include FDR's alleged "new bill of rights" proposals as an attempt to legitimize their "evolving" or "updating for our times and a new America" that New Constitution...focusing on the FDR proposals, and saying there is nothing to see with the rest of their alleged New Constitution. Could we really be that close to the Communist-Socialist overthrow of the US, assisted by the very probable deep cover rogue KGB operative George Soros and his extensive subversive networks and anti-America pro-Communist agencies?
Where there is a weakness and evolving needed, Jefferson demands AMENDMENTS, not whole changes to the US Constitution as Liberal Scholars at the University of Chicago and elsewhere like to MISQUOTE him. For he says that he offers loose sugestions of new titles of
"...amendment, for consideration and correction; and their object is to secure self-government by the republicanism of our constitution, as well as by the spirit of the people; and to nourish and perpetuate that
spirit. I am not among those who fear the people. They, and not the rich, are our dependence for continued freedom. And to preserve their independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual
debt. We must make our election between _economy and liberty_, or _profusion and servitude_. If we run into such debts, as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our callings and our creeds, as the people of England are, our people, like them, must come to labor sixteen hours in the twenty-four, give the earnings of fifteen of these to the government for their debts and daily expenses; and the sixteenth being insufficient to afford us bread, we
must live, as they now do, on oatmeal and potatoes; have no time to think, no means of calling the mismanagers to account; but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the
necks of our fellow-sufferers. Our landholders, too, like theirs, retaining indeed the title and stewardship of estates called theirs, but held really in trust for the treasury, must wander, like theirs, in foreign countries, and be contented with penury, obscurity, exile, and the glory of the nation. This example reads to us the salutary lesson, that private fortunes are destroyed by public as well as by private extravagance. And this is the tendency of all human governments. A departure from principle in one instance becomes a precedent for a second; that second for a third; and so on, till the bulk of the society is reduced to be mere automatons of misery, and to have no sensibilities left but for sinning and suffering. Then begins, indeed, the bellum omnium in omnia, which some philosophers observing to be so general in this world, have mistaken it for the natural, instead of the abusive state of man. And the fore horse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression.
Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence, and deem them like the arc of the covenant, too sacred to be touched. [For which reason Jefferson favors the using of additional Amendments to the US Constitution, not the wholesome immediate discarding as Liberals -- often themselves Communist Subversives -- like to argue of late].
They ascribe to the men of the preceding age a wisdom more than human, and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment. "
Notice the context, BEYOND AMENDMENT. That is the context Jefferson argues, but those like Ginsberg, Melton and Elkins argue in their 2010 working paper of "The Endurance of National Constitutions"
in January 2010 out at the University of Chicago. They ignore Jefferson "in context" to push the same argument as the Communist overthrow of America agenda argues. So why is that? Are they of that mind or are they just oblivious, seeking an acceptance of the Liberal Academic Commnity, and their words to them are just words? I really don't care what their excuse is...but those words and misdirected combined influence of theirs are leading or perpetuating many thousands to go astray from True Reality off to the same Communist Socialist Fantasylanfd that Michael Moore did of Cuban Healthcare idealism, and the very Cuban doctors he showed the film to, allegedly cussed him as a liar and worse as they walked out at that point in his film showing. For those that know better, there can be no acceptance or patience with the intentional canards, as if describing the gas ovens and barracks of Auschwitz as a campers park with barbeques, and a recreation facility for Jews. There is no moral difference between that and the likeminded lies the Left uses to insist on overthrowing the current US Republican Government for one that they will offer.
@1:14-1:16 "Barack will require you to work"
By this, she means you will be ENSLAVED in servitude with WORK.
@ 1:34 to 1:38 "Barack WILL NEVER allow you to go back to your lives as usual."
She says you LOSE ANY FREEDOMS of American Independence. She ends it with a period. She then calls the masses, "Uninvolved, uninformed." In other words, any not on the inside track as fellow travellers or co-Communist-Socialist subversives, are "production for use"...to be used for what benefits them, and discarded like an astro-turf doormat, as Pelosi likes to describe Americans who love to exercise their current Constitutional Rights and keep them. This includes you as well, US Military. If you are Constitutionalists, you are to be used then discarded later on by zealots to their cause. That's their plan.
If there are problems with the Constitution, there are those POST-Constitution amendments (beyond the original 12 Amendments which are untouchable, and labeled as permanent or to that effect in Supreme Court Law) that can be repealed. This was done with Prohibition. How about considering a ban on DC Professional Lobbyists (especially those representing Unions, Communists, Socialists, Anarchists, and the like) and the REPEAL of the17th Amendment as a new reform of Government? The States elect Senators who become the defacto lobbyists for their States and appointed by their State Legislatures by popular vote from them, and we get back to a closer version of a working Republic prior to the early successful Progressive tamperings of circa 1916?
If we have problems with the US Constitution, there are Amendments we can add to it, as Jefferson stated:
" I am certainly not an advocate for frequent and untried changes in laws and constitutions. I think moderate imperfections had better be borne with; because, when once known, we accommodate ourselves to them, and find practical means of correcting their ill effects. But I know also, that laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths disclosed, and manners and opinions change with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also, and keep pace with the times. "
Other than his 1816 letter quotes cited above, we may also refer to Thomas Jefferson in his letter to James Madison on September 16, 1789
...who earlier recognized that in the natural order of things:
"...it may be proved that no society can make a perpetual constitution, or even a perpetual law. The earth belongs always to the living generation. They may manage it then, and what proceeds from it, as they please, during their usufruct. "
And that by using a hypothetical of an imaginary example where everyone is born on the same day, gives up governmental power on the same day, dies on the same day, in that instance,
"Every constitution, then, and every law, naturally expires...".
But after 40 years in Government, though hoping for the best, and expecting that the US Constitution may not last , 27 years after penning those pessimisms, Jefferson in hindsight knew that what we had as a Constitution needed to be kept...and
the use of Republican or actual representation of elected officials of the will of the majority, as well as the use of Constitutional Amendments by 2/3s majority (etc.) of both Houses of Congress and 3/4ths of the States was the way to go. If anyone thinks differently, or that Jefferson stated differently, they need to go back to original sources and think again.
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In the Year of our LORD Jesus Christ 2019
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