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A Constitution Made for the Prosperity of Liberty

By Michael Lewinski 02/09/14

When our country was formed, an extraordinary generation formulated a design for a society of moral people uniquely free to pursue their individual lives, unencumbered by the heavy hand of government. Recognizing our natural, God-given rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, the founding generation created a Constitution to protect and preserve liberty. This constitutional blueprint then proceeded to generate a great prosperity throughout the 19th century up until the rise of the Progressive movement in the early 20th century.

Inch by inch, these enemies of freedom have altered America’s blueprint. Progressives undermined private property with the 16th amendment, authorizing the taxing of income. They disrupted the Republic’s balance of power with the 17th Amendment, taking from the States’ their constitutional influence with the popular election of Senators. Monetary authority was relinquished to a group of private bankers who own the Federal Reserve, and the discipline of a constitutional bi-metal monetary system was abandoned. Congress no longer declares war, and the executive branch ignores laws and re-writes others without congressional consent. In the land of the free, the government monitors its citizens, limits religious freedom, and regulates the right to bear arms. Today, our constitutional blueprint is but barely a shadow of its original instructions.

And what has this Progressive fundamental transformation of America brought us? Most importantly, we have evolved from a nation based upon the rule of law to one resting upon the injustice associated with the rule of men. They have rendered a deteriorating economy corrupted by crony capitalists and undermined by a government with tax and regulatory regimes that inhibit the creation of wealth. Standards of living are deteriorating and the middle class is disappearing as the economy punishes the working class with boneheaded policies deepening the growing Greater Depression.

Their bitter fruit is an incompetent, dysfunctional government fueled by envious, identity politics which divide the people. Maybe Thomas Jefferson was right. “In questions of power, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution,” for the sake of freedom.

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  1. Jan Brown says:

    Michael, you’ve done a great job of capturing the spirit of our exceptional Nation….It brings to mind the words of JFK and Thomas Paine
    “What can you do for your Country?”
    “The worth of something is determined by what you’re willing to fight for”
    While these may not be the ‘exact’ words, the meaning still holds.
    Just as we ask Congress & the President to recall their oaths…..perhaps it would be a suitable time for each of us to review & renew our own “Pledge of Allegiance”
    This is not time for apathy or silence. It is a time for bold & loud action. These are , indeed, “the times that try men’s souls”
    In Prayer for our Nation, I am One American, joined by others, I am an Army

    • Derrell Poole says:

      Well said, Jan. Indeed it is time to stop being “nice” with those who are out to destroy us. This land is longing for the voice(s) in this wasteland to stand up and declare, UNkindly if necessary, what is RIGHT and what is WRONG! Government can never do this! It is up to Society to do this. Our society is rudderless! No one says, homosexuality is vile and wrong whether it is kept in the closet or not. No one says it is wrong to murder babies even seconds after conception. So now, here we are!

      Freedom cannot be maintained and protected by an immoral society. Without a doubt those who are intent on destroying us, KNOW THIS. But apparently good and moral people DON’T know this because they don’t stand UP for Morality. “Whatever someone does in their own privacy is okay with me as long as they don’t put it in front of me” WRONG! Well… THEY DON’T! They are afraid! AFRAID!

      It is time for us as a society to recapture our morals. That will not happen by osmosis! We have to stand in FRONT of the battle line and TAKE the hits! We have to bring “guns” to the gunfight. Warfare! We have to “hurt” the opposition. And the only way to do that is with the TRUTH! When groups like GLAAD get in our faces we MUST meet them face to face and NOT BACK DOWN no matter what the risk! I have already declared to myself that Political Correct is plain ol’ CA-CA! I will not cower to it!

      Christians, Jews, Constitutionalists, Conservatives, Tea Party Patriots, Republicans, Good Moral Americans need to strip off the gloves and GET MEAN! Even Jesus thrashed the moneychanger as he DROVE them out of the Temple!!!