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The Unmentioned Authority of the US Constitution…”We, the People”

constitution in the croiss hairsReason Not to Have a Constitutional Convention # 2

[W]e have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion.

John Adams

Government cannot control individual passion. We, as a nation, in pursuing a more perfect union does not mean confining one another with the shackles of government…no matter what level of government.

All laws originate from the U.S. Constitution. Even though delegates were chosen by the states, the Constitution was drafted by “the People.” This fundamental document distinguishes between the people, the state and the federal government. Individual rights and morality are needed for our Constitution. The Tenth Amendment provides a distinction between the State and the people.

“…are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

The Second Amendment provides a clear distinction as to individual’s right to bear Arms shall not be infringed. Infringement on individual rights seems to be a local government issue as it does a United Nations one, governments at all levels have infringed on these fundamental rights…no matter what the Supreme Court rules.

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

The Constitution established a bicameral Congress whereas Senators were appointed by States and the people elected House Representatives. That was until 1913 when the States gave up these rights while voting twice to give up these rights…that was in addition to nearly calling a convention to give up their right to appoint Senators.

The Fourth Amendment is the most infringed by government at all levels.

“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated…”

Our Constitution protects individual rights; this is why John Adams stated that our Constitution was for a moral and religious. Even your neighbor cannot search your property without permission, he cannot muffle your free speech or infringe on your property. To remain a free society, these individual rights must be retained by “the People”.

The moment the idea is admitted into society, that property is not as sacred as the laws of God, and that there is not a force of law and public justice to protect it, anarchy and tyranny commence.

John Adams

America can only fundamentally be changed if our Constitution is changed and our individual rights are forfeited. Americans have different ethnics, cultural and fundamental backgrounds that provide our communities with different philosophical views. Individual rights are what made America Exceptional.

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  1. Jan Brown says:

    Brian, well presented…we might add that fundamental change can also occur if the majority develop & spread APATHY & accept bondage & slavery.