Thursday, October 8, 2009

American Revolutions

1st:  American Revolution, 1776-1783: The thirteen colonies reject the governance of Great Britain (parliament and king), becoming the sovereign United States of America.  The first national governance was established through the Articles of Confederation (1781), followed by the Constitution (1788).

2nd: Civil War, 1861-1865: The war between the states results in a stronger federal government. One of the reconstruction amendments to the Constitution, the 14th Amendment, includes the privileges or immunities clause, which was intended to incorporate the first 8 amendments of the Bill of Rights against state governments and protect individual liberty. Unfortunately, it was later gutted by 5 Philosopher Kings of the Supreme Court in the Slaughterhouse Cases (1873).

3rd: FDR and World War II, 1932-1945: The election of FDR in 1932 led to the expansion of federal power over the states and individuals, via expansive use of the commerce clause of the Constitution--giving Congress nearly unlimited power. Federal regulation and control expands. The creation of social welfare programs, such as the gigantic Social Security program. United States becomes a world superpower during the war.

4th: Bankruptcy, 2009-?: A corrupted Congress, having enacted so much expensive social welfare legislation, and unwilling to have a balance the budget, finally bankrupts the country. The financial crisis of 2008 starts a series of multi-trillion dollar bailouts and helps Obama to be elected President. Congress' first act during the Obama administration is to pass a $768 billion "stimulus" bill (really: a funding of bad liberal ideas from the past 40 years and pork-barrel spending). Obama's signature issue is "health care reform," in which he proposes spending trillions more in social welfare spending (yet lies and claims it will "save money"). Federal deficits soar into the trillions of dollars.

So there you have it.  Are we living in new revolutionary times?  A lot of people are scared now that what they always assumed was secure--the stability of American culture and the United States--may be lost. Will people stand by idly while liberals spend the country into bankruptcy and infringe on personal liberties? Or will several States succeed from the union?

We need to amend the Constitution if we are to save the United States. We can't expect the corrupt whores in Congress to propose the amendments needed (more on those later) -- we'll need two-thirds of the states to call a Constitutional Convention. Failing that, we risk schism.

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