As I write my February 2010 blog I am reflecting again on our nation, and how best to preserve what our Founding Fathers gave with the ratification of our constitution.
First they gave us a Constitutional Republic, a republican form of government (not the republican party), a nation of laws; what they did not give us was a democracy. In reading our constitution you will not find the word democracy use anywhere therein. The were reasons for this; in their research, life experiences and diplomatic revelations, some having served diplomatically previously they knew if they wanted a government that would survive it had to be a Constitutional Republic with laws that would protect it from those who would rather have a Oligarchy, Democracy or a Dictatorship.
As we have advanced in time we have seen those who would rather have complete control of our government, and dictate to each of us how, and by which manner, we should all live our lives. This is prevalent in our congress, judiciary and the white house today, and has been for a long, long time; they have arrived there as a matter of progression while we were asleep; content in our beliefs that our government would take care of us while we allowed them to run our live, our economy, our banking systems, our businesses through ever expanding legislation that has virtually strip us of our constitutional rights and the 10th Amendment, as well as others. Slowly, progressively, methodically they have placed themselves in the positions of power, and no longer listen to their constituents, but do what they know is best for all of us, as long as it fits their purpose. It is disingenuous to believe they represent us “We the People”.
As Samuel Adams said during the framing of our constitution:
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” – Samuel Adams, speech at the Philadelphia State House on August 1, 1776.
there is much to be gleaned from this message; and it was as prevalent then as it is today. Read it and reflect on what Adams said.
While we struggle to retrieve our constitution for the talons of the Progressives, Liberals, Socialist and Marxist in our government today we need to remember one of our other leader who was wise in his years, and not that long ago. Ronald Reagan was know as the Great Communicator; and he wasn’t on TV everyday, but when he was people did listen to the things he had to say; therefore I have pulled one of his quotes that I feel fits the thoughts and merits of this blog. Reagan quote:
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it on to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children what it was once like in the United States when men were free. ”
–Ronald Wilson Reagan, 1961
again re-read this quote and reflect on the contents, and where it fits into our national situation today.
Now lets get the message straight regarding our current occupant of the white house. I have a difficult time calling him president, since I strongly believe he is a usurper, planted there through conspiracy of the Chicago Mob currently serving in the white house, the sitting congress, and certain member of the Supreme Court of the United States of America who have in total abrogated their constitutional duties to protect and defend the United States of America and our constitution..
Below are cites pulled from a SCOTUS decision that speak well to the issue of Obama’s eligibility. Even given he may be a citizen of the Untied States of America it does not elevate him to the qualifications necessary to be President, much less Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces. His father was never a US citizen, was a subject of Great Britain, and therefore bestowed that citizenship on Barrack H. Obama II, making him a dual citizen at best, and even less qualified (if that is possible) for the office. Read carefully the decision below and make up you own mind. The Progressive have been hell bent for years to change our constitution to allow foreign born citizens of the United States of America to serve as president; they have raised the issue several time in congress but nothing has ever reached the floor of the house; and therefore their attempt has now been made to amend our constitution without the amendment process. His man needs to be removed from the seat he now occupies, we do not need to wait for the 2012 elections to do this as it then gives the Progressives another step in the ladder to usurping our constitution.
This usurping needs to stop at the proverbial waters edge.
Read carefully the cites below: note the date of the English translation and revision of Vattel’s Law of Nations, the Progressives would like people to think is was in the recent past the translation was made:
Minor vs. Happersett:
· In 1797 (a decade after the Constitution was adopted), the English translation of Emmerich de Vattel’s, Law of Nations was revised to include the term “natural born citizen”. The revised English translation helps to clarify the meaning of “natural born citizen”, as English-speaking people generally understood it towards the end of the 18th Century:
The natives, or natural born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. … I say, that, in order to be of the country, it is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; for, if he is born there of a foreigner, it will be only the place of his birth, and not his country. (Vattel, Law of Nations, Book 1, Chapter 19)
· In 1874, in the Minor v. Happersett case, the Supreme Court affirmed the definition of natural born citizen which had appeared in the 1797 English translation of Vattel’s Law of Nations:
…it was never doubted that all children born in a country of parents who were its citizens became themselves, upon their birth, citizens also. These were natives, or natural-born citizens, as distinguished from aliens or foreigners. Some authorities go further and include as citizens children born within the jurisdiction without reference to the citizenship of their parents. As to this class there have been doubts, but never as to the first. (Minor v. Happersett, 1874)
· In Minor v. Happersett, the Supreme Court expressed “doubts” regarding the citizenship of U.S.-born children whose parents were not U.S. citizens. In Wong Kim Ark, 1898, the Supreme Court examined these “doubts”, but did not render any decision or ruling pertaining to natural born citizenship. The Court ruled that Mr. Ark was a citizen; it did not rule that he was a natural born citizen. To date, the Supreme Court has never answered the question as to whether natural born citizenship extends to children of non-citizen parents.
So now it is your turn to reflect on where you want our nation to go; I know where I fit into the equation, how about you?