For the last 100 years Progressives have grown the federal government in size and power causing damage to individual State sovereignty. Beginning in President Wilson’s administration and then swinging the doors wide open during President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s (FDR) term. Today there is even a Progressive Caucus made up of congressmen in Washington.
On June 28th 2012 the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court cast the final vote for the Affordable Care Act. Chief Justice Roberts rewrote the argument from the Justice Department to make it work. Then John Roberts proclaimed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) constitutional as a tax. Roberts made new law instead of upholding the Constitution.
As of today it appears the House will not de-fund the PPACA from a Continuing Resolution (CR) while funding other portions of the government. This healthcare law will cause grave financial harm to Americans beginning in 2014.
There are many examples in the past of federal government overreach and power grabs, whether it is thousands of pages for a new law or thousands of laws that have been passed over the years. With thousands of regulations that have been written by a massive federal bureaucracy, that no one knows if they have ever violated them; many with stiff penalties and prison time.
For decades politicians have been elected and only small successes have been realized, but then only to fall by the wayside the next go-around of elections. Still the federal government grew in size and reach while both political parties had a hand in its growth.
When the current President, Barrack Obama took office back in 2008 and again in 2012 it was with a promise of change, and he meant it. In 2010 and 2012 common everyday Americans were feed up with the federal government and sent a new cadre of constitutional based conservatives to the House and Senate, only to learn a number of them caved to the career political elite.
The founders of this nation never intended for a federal government to have so much power, the powers granted were limited via enumeration in the Constitution. In fact the founders were very skeptical of having a federal government since they had so much trouble with the King of England interfering in every aspect of their lives.
A new course is spreading today, a bold new venture to halt the federal government from its reach and power it should have never had, to rein in a soft tyranny from massive regulation and laws. As it stands today the States are beholding to the federal government’s whim and it appears the Supreme Court can rule in unconstitutional ways when one least expects it.
It seems that America needs two fronts to stop federal overreach, the continuation of electing solid constitutionally based politicians. And by empowering the states to take the power back from the federal government where it rightly and constitutionally belongs; with the states and the people who reside within them.
A nationally known radio talk show host known as Mark Levin has written a book entitled, “The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic”. Mark Levin served in the Reagan Administration under Attorney General Edwin Meese III. He is also President of Landmark Legal Foundation; no ordinary radio host. The purpose of Mark’s book is to start the conversation which can lead to action for the states to come together and make and pass constitutional amendments.
As an American and citizen of this great nation, I have started my action yesterday on August 22, 2013 by sending an email to two Governors, one Lt. Governor, two state House Speakers and one State Representative.
Subject: Assembling a Convention of the States for U.S. Constitutional change
Esteemed Governors, Lt. Governor and Legislators
I’m asking for the sake of our nation’s survival, for you to consider within your legislatures, working with other state legislatures to form a Convention of the States. A convention for the sole purpose of offering up amendments to the U.S. Constitution that could rail back the federal government’s bloated power structure to within the limits of the Constitution. Article V gives the states the authority without congress to offer up Amendments and vote them up or down. It would take 2/3 of the States to call a convention with 3/4 of the States required for passage to become law.
Granted, this would be a long and arduous process to add to or change the existing U.S. Constitution, however we must begin somewhere or in my estimation, all is lost.
Article V: The Congress, whenever two thirds of both houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose amendments to this Constitution, or, on the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments, which, in either case, shall be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of this Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three fourths of the several states, or by conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other mode of ratification may be proposed by the Congress; provided that no amendment which may be made prior to the year one thousand eight hundred and eight shall in any manner affect the first and fourth clauses in the ninth section of the first article; and that no state, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate.
I would recommend a primer for you to read, written by Mark Levin, who served in the Reagan Administration under Attorney General Edwin Meese III. In his book he outlines various proposed Amendments.
The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic
You may think you are totally free, but we have become accustomed (nudged) to overbearing laws and burdensome regulations which only leads to an inevitable end; absolute tyranny.