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A CONSTITUTIONAL DISCUSSION

 

In the late 1700’s conversations about religion and politics were commonplace in America.  Farmers, statesmen, preachers, teachers, professionals, writers, journalists, politicians, common laborers and others thought it quite proper to discuss the future of the Colonies and the risks associated with declaring independence from England.  Underlying much of the rhetoric of that day were concerns over religious freedom and political independence.  The word “posterity” was frequently used by our Founding Fathers in their treatises and letters.  In fact, America’s future generations were addressed in the first paragraph of the United States Constitution:

 

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

 

Posterity to our Founding Fathers was of primary concern and it was their intention to provide for future generations the Blessings of Liberty that they themselves fought to secure.  Future generations would carry their names, their physical, emotional and psychological characteristics, their religious faith, their philosophies, their dreams, their ideals and more.  Their children and grandchildren would be recipients of their love and devotion.  Protecting their posterity was central in their planning.  There was immense pride, for both men and women, in their heritage.  Leaving for their posterity a $17 trillion debt, legalized abortion, removal of the Ten Commandments and prayer from the public arena would have been abhorrent to them. 

 

There are fundamental Rights given to men by God that are not negotiable.  The Right to Life is one of them.  No individual has been authorized by the Lord to kill another human being, whether born or unborn makes no difference.  Government’s first duty is to protect all human life.  Another fundamental Right is the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.  What has happened to America?  That we have so lightly regarded our heritage by allowing 1/3rd of our Unborn babies to be killed in the womb is inexplicable!  That we have caused each child who survives the womb to inherit a debt of $57,600 is unconscionable!  That we have stolen from our posterity their Constitutional and Christian/Judeo heritage is damnable!   

 

“ . . . We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness...”

 

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE July 4, 1776

 

Reclaiming our God given Constitutional Rights is still possible, but it won’t be done through the Courts, Congress, Executive Branch or politicians.  It can only be done by the people through prayer, confession of our sins, repentance before Almighty God and through “SINGLE ISSUE” Amendment Federal Conventions.  

 

“If we confess our sin, he is faithful and just to forgive us sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

(I John 1:9)

 

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

(II Chronicles 7:14)

 

Consider the God fearing heritage of our Founders and early leaders:3  

 

“My God!  How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of, and which no other people on earth enjoy!”  -  THOMAS JEFFERSON

 

“Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, and that His justice cannot sleep forever.”  -  THOMAS JEFFERSON

 

 “The first and almost the only Book deserving of universal attention is the Bible”  -  JOHN QUINCY ADAMS

 

“No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand which conducts the affairs of men more than the people of the United States.  Every step by which they have advanced to the character of an independent nation seems to have been distinguished by some token of providential agency . . . We ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of heaven cannot be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right, which heaven itself has ordained.”  -  GEORGE WASHINGTON  

 

“Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly implore His protection and favor...”  -  GEORGE WASHINGTON 

 

“It is the duty of nations, as well as of men, to owe their dependence upon the overruling power of God and to recognize the sublime truth announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord.”  -  ABRAHAM LINCOLN

 

“The moral principles and percepts contained in the Scriptures ought to form the basis of all our civil constitutions and laws.  All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery, and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible.”  -  NOAH WEBSTER 

 

“Lastly, our ancestors established their system of government on morality and religious sentiment.  Moral habits, they believed, cannot safely be trusted on any other foundation than religious principle, nor any government be secure which is not supported by moral habits.”  -  DANIEL WEBSTER 

 

Alex DeTocqueville, 19th Century French political philosopher and author of Democracy in America visited America in her infancy to find the secret of her greatness.  As he traveled from town to town, he talked with many people and asked many questions.  He examined our young national government, our schools and centers of business, but could not find in them the reason for our strength.  Not until he visited the churches of America and witnessed the pulpits of this land “aflame with righteousness” did he find the secret of our greatness.  Returning to France, he summarized his findings: “America is great because America is good; and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.” 

 

Catherine Millard in her book Great American Statesmen and Heroes quotes Patrick Henry from his most famous speech on March 23, 1775 which was delivered at the second Virginia Convention2

 

“. . .  They tell us, Sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary.  But when shall we be stronger?  Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house?  Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction?  Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on your backs, and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot?  Sir, we are not weak, if we make a proper use of the means which the God of nature hath placed in our power.  Three millions of people armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us.  Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone.  There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations; and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us.  The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.  Besides, sir, we have no election.  If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest.  There is no retreat but in submission and slavery!  Our chains are forged!  Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston!  The war is inevitable – and let it come!  I repeat it, sir, let it come!  It is vane, sir, to extenuate the matter.  Gentlemen may cry peace, peace – but there is no peace.  The war is actually begun!  The next gale that sweeps from the North will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms!  Our brethren are already in the field!  Why stand we here idle?  What is it that gentlemen wish?  What would they have?  Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?  Forbid it, Almighty God!  I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!

 

This was the cry that heralded the American Revolution.    

 

May God enable us to herald a new American Revolution that will reclaim America from God defying, America hating, anti-Constitutionalists who have denigrated our nation into a cesspool of degenerate laws and licentious behavior.  Almighty God has provided us with the requisite authority to Reclaim America through SINGLE ISSUE Amendment Federal Conventions. 

 

It is apparent everywhere that we have become a very selfish, unthankful people majoring in frivolous trivia rather than substantive matters.   We have failed miserably to train up successive generations in the biblical heritage we have inherited.  Too many in America are deathly scared of anything religious.  They are totally ignorant of the fact that the moral fabric of America was formed by Christians.  The Bible has never threatened America.  It has helped to build it.   Consider the following:

 

 

1.   The American Sunday School Movement was the Churches way to pass on its heritage to future generations.  The Churches mission was undergirded with the spirit of patriotism through Sunday School education.  Many of America’s patriots were supporters of the concept of training up the next generation through Sunday Schools.  One supporter was Dr. Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the most eminent physician in his generation. Bushrod Washington, nephew of George Washington and Vice President of the American Sunday School Union, wrote the most widely circulated book on George Washington.  Another officer was John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.  Pennsylvania Governor John Pollock, Vice President of the American Sunday School Union and director of the United States Mint first inscribed on our coins the motto, “In God We Trust.”    Francis Scott Key, who wrote The Star Spangled Banner, was a manager and Vice President. 

2.   Christians in earlier years planted many of America’s colleges: Northwestern University of Chicago (founded by Methodists), University of California at Berkeley (founded by Presbyterians), Harvard University (founded in 1638 by Puritans), Yale (founded in 1701 by Christians in Connecticut), Princeton (founded in 1746 by Evangelical Christians), plus Columbia, William and Mary, and many other Christian Colleges. 

3.   The phrase “In God We Trust.” appears opposite the President of the Senate and inscribed in marble behind the Speaker of the House of Representatives.  

4.   Above the head of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court are The Ten Commandments.  At each opening session the Court Crier declares: “God save the United States and the Honorable Court.”

5.   On the top of the Washington Monument are the words: “Praise be to God.”

6.   Numerous quotations from the Scripture are inscribed on the walls of The Library of Congress.  One such inscription says: “What doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly and love mercy and walk humbly with thy God.”  (Micah 6:8) Another says: “The light shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehendeth it not.” (John 1:5)

 

On the Jefferson Memorial, Thomas Jefferson still speaks: “God who gave us life gave us liberty, Can the liberties of a nation be secure when we have removed a conviction that these liberties are the gift of God?  Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that his justice cannot sleep forever.” 

 

Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia cites these words of Jefferson as “a forceful and explicit warning that to remove God from this country will destroy it.” 

 

7.   Inscribed on the Lincoln Memorial are these words: “That this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”  Lincoln continues: As was said 3000 years ago, so it still must be said, “The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.”

8.   The Supreme Court in 1892 in its Church of The Holy Trinity v. United States said: “Our laws and our institutions must necessarily be based upon and embody the teachings of The Redeemer of mankind.  It is impossible that it should be otherwise; and in this sense and to this extent our civilization and our institutions are emphatically Christian . . . This is a religious people.  This is historically true.  From the discovery of this continent to the present hour, there is a single voice making this affirmation . . . we find everywhere a clear recognition of the same truth . . . These, and many other matters which might be noticed, add a volume of unofficial declarations to the mass of organic utterances that this is a Christian nation.”

 

 If you are a Constitutional patriot you must understand that we have one option left for peacefully reclaiming America to its founding and God given righteous standards. That option can be found in Article V and IV, Section 4 of the United States Constitution.  The Founders empowered future generations to reestablish the venerable principles left to us and our posterity through the Constitution.  SINGLE ISSUE” Federal Conventions that address one Amendment at a time is the only safe way to protect the splendor of our Constitution.  We can reinstate the God fearing sole America once had.   

 

STATES AND CITIZENS CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS

 

Amendment IX

 

“The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”

 

The Constitution guarantees that when a specific right is not enumerated, it is retained by the people .  There are many constitutional rights, both enumerated and unenumerated, that have been stripped away because of flawed rulings by the Supreme Court and Congressional legislation :

 

  • economic rights

  • posterity rights

  • free speech rights

  • property rights

  • Unborn Child’s right to life

  • father’s right to a live heritage

  • grandparent’s right to a live heritage

  • due process rights

  • criminal defendants rights

  • religious rights

  • procreation rights  

 

Amendment X

 

“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

 

“SINGLE ISSUE” Federal Conventions are the only way for the States to regain States and citizen Rights that have been usurped by the Federal Government.  The following is a partial list of areas in which States Rights have been denied or diminished through Federal regulations, Congressional legislation and Court decisions: 

 

·         2nd Amendment Rights

·         Environmental regulations

·         Educational mandates

·         Busing mandates

·         Prayer in public schools and public arena

·         State Constitutional powers

·         State Legislative powers

·         Interstate commerce

·         Criminal and civil law

·         Health care mandates, etc.

 

The States can reclaim their Constitutional Rights and powers by joining together and agreeing on selected Amendments to the Federal Constitution and advancing them under the authority reserved to the States in Article V and Article IV, Section 4. 

 

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."

 

Article IV, Section 4

 

 “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the

Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened), against domestic Violence.”

 

State Legislatures, not Congress, have the authority to reclaim and protect their Constitutional powers through “SINGLE ISSUE” Federal Conventions.  Article IV, Section 4 grants equal authority to every State regardless of population or political influence in Congress.  Implied in Article V is the ”SINGLE ISSUE” intention of the Founders when they wrote “. . . or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments. . .“ The United States Congress can only propose Amendments to the Constitution.  The State Legislatures alone can Call for a Convention for the purpose of amending the Constitution.  The Founders gave to the States the option of Calling for a Limited Convention or an Open Convention. 

 

State Legislators are encouraged to email their concerns, proposed Amendments and ideas to director@citizeninitiatives.org.  Citizen Initiatives will be advancing “SINGLE ISSUE” Amendments that reinstate States Rights. 

 

 

 

 

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