About one or two more after school specials about Trayvon Martin
If Obama is reelected, it may take a violent revolution to depose him as anything within the Constitution he will ignore.
The SC renders an “opinion”, which may or may not be accepted or rejected, but by whom is the question.
We have need of a final, but always constitutional authority.
But, when “up” means “down”, in this strange and divisive era, the Constitution can not stand, under the myriad of opposing definitions.
A careful reading of Madison’s Notes, the Federalist Papers, and other original sources shows that it was assumed that the Supreme Court would have the power to explicate and defend the Constitution.
[ WILL IT TAKE A REVOLUTION? ]
Depends on whether the voting machines have already been penetrated..
It looks like they have.. otherwise Romney would have been laughed off the stage by now..
Instead of the ONLY real candidate for President Newt Gingrich..
The only one with a clear plan.. and ability to expose Zerodamus..
Really, a Massachusetts liberal running as a republican should give most the answer..
If the Supreme Court fails us, we can call a Constitutional convention and re-define the relationship between the federal government and the States in any way that meets with sufficient approval of those states.
The number of states that have moved to protect their citizens from ObamaCare (tm) are just a few short of the number required to convene a Constitutional convention. So, it will not take too much additional alarm to provoke the next level of peaceful response within the current frameworks.
I used to be concerned about what such a Convention might do. My first response is that any changes that the Convention passes will have to survive the ratification process with all the States. The second is that ObamaCare (tm) destroys any remaining limits on the power of the federal government.
Here is how the Amicus brief by the Institute for Justice concluded:
“If the individual mandate of PPACA is upheld,
the power to regulate commerce will include the
power to compel it. This massive new federal power
would soon overtake the entirety of the states residual
police power, including the entirety of contract
law, enabling the federal government to eviscerate
hundreds of years of basic understandings of the voluntary
essence of legally binding contracts.
“Equally important, from the perspective of individual
liberty, a power to compel contractual relations
would have no logical stopping point. It would presumably
include, for example, the power to compel
individuals to buy any good or service not just
health insurance so long as Congress could rationally
conclude the market for that product would benefit
from forced purchasing. It would also presumably
include a power to compel individuals to work for
specific employers or in specific occupations, so long
as Congress could rationally conclude that those industries
or occupations would benefit from such forced
contractual relationships. When combined with the
Courts highly deferential standard of review for exercises
of the commerce power, extending that power to
include the awesome power to compel would create
the very Leviathan government the Founders spilled
their blood to resist.”
In light of this, a Convention is the lesser of two evils.
“WILL IT TAKE A REVOLUTION?”
A loaded question.
But, consider what must happen without one.
Conservatives and “traditional” (i.e., mostly “Euro”) Americans would like nothing more than to be left alone to go their own way. Conservatives probably don’t care how the left lives in the parts of the country that the left controls, so long as they are left free to live a life in which traditional ways are preserved and “old ways” are recognized and respected. “Live and let live”. I daresay that conservatives and traditionalists would be content with a “peaceful separation” from the left, yet would be willing to negotiate with the other side so that a mutually-beneficial co-existence could be maintained afterwards.
The left, however, can never permit this. They demand that everyone behave in accordance with their diktats, and will not be satisfied until all are brought to bear under the boot of their authority. They will use whatever government power is required, including unleashing the miitary and militarized police against ordinary Americans to force compliance upon them. The only persuasion that will make them stop will be by force of resistance.
Conservatives must understand (and I’m sure that those who are “conservative-realists” do) that the left has used the preceding five decades to infiltrate all levels of the power structure, and has used Gramsci-an techniques to spread their tentacles beneath the surface of the American consciousness (particularly with leftist-leaning inculcation of kids in public schools). For that reason, the “divide” between the left and the right has turned from a wide valley into an unbridgeable chasm. With them, there can be no compromise, no turning back from the course they have chosen.
As conservatives see the nation pulled ever-leftward, we must be wise enough to realize that to continue to cling to the notion of an America with the ideological “room for all” will lead us nowhere, because the left has no qualms about crushing conservative ideals out of existence. To maintain a national status quo is to accept defeat, and submit to the left.
So, what was the question again....?
I tuned on Leftist talk Radio on Friday, the Mike Malloy show. He seriously was saying the Supreme Court is now illegitimate and should be done away with, because 9 people should never be able to overturn law passed by congress. He also advocated another civil war, but this time kicking bumpkin land as he called it out of the Union, referring of course to the red states. This is how sick and twisted and dangerous the left has got.
Can a member of THE NINE SUPREMES be impeached?
A few factual error such as the Bill of rights were proposes by the first congress as a concession to the ain’t-federalist, not the states.
To date no 2nd Constitutional convention has ever been called. the 750+ calls for such a convention by 49 of the 50 States have all fallen upon Congresses apathetic ears.
If there is to be a 2nd convention it is likely our States will have to organized it themselves. The author is probably right Washington has little to no interest in entertaining a convention and indeed might even try to call the one organized by our States illegitimate.
This is about power taking the amendment process out of their hands is the greatest possible non-military threat to their power.
This article should be required reading in all schools.
It is one month today that Andrew Brietbart died.
I sense a turning point in the politics of this nation.
Sheriff Joe revealed the forgeries in the birth certificate and the Selective Service card of the Muslim in the White House.
Rush Limbaugh fought back, with the help of his legion of fans, against the Fluke boycott, and is thriving, with bigger ratings than ever, while Dem sponsors flounder.
It is evident that Obamacare is unconstitutional and will be overthrown, either by judicial fiat or by the will fo the people.
The energy policy of this President has been shown to be a complete sham, hurting people in their wallets at a time of great economic distress.
It remains to be seen what the ultimate effect of the Trayvin Martin shooting will be, but the alternative media and patriots have revealed and blunted the Left’s ability to create nationwide unrest over the incident, revealing in the process the falsified and deliberately incomplete reporting of the major mass meddia, most notably NBC and ABC.
In one month, a giant has awakened. Everyone’s effort is multiplied and needed to save our country. The inspriarion of one man shoputing the truth to a crowd Leftie zombies rings true.
Be Andrew Breitbart.
Our country’s biggest problem, REALLY, is in the discussion factor. We are a lot bigger in geography and population than in the Founders’ times.
The main way information is disseminated is still Mainstream Media, which is wholly biased toward liberalism and statism.
The government is supposed to belong to the People. The People are informed by the Media. They are still the ultimate authority to MOST of the population, even though freedom lovers now have alternatives that are faster and better.
Most education is owned by the liberals as well, at all levels.
Therefore our national discussion is framed by a liberal perspective. Iraq war is bad, Obama is a just, eligible President, Trayvon Martin is an angel. Despite all kinds of evidence to the contrary.
This is far worse than the Supreme Court’s capriciousness, because good, honest discussion could lead to a bad justice’s impeachment, under pressure from the BOSS (the American people).
The mainstream media is our worst problem. It takes seconds for radio, TV, and the internet to be flooded with THEIR STORY. It takes another second for them to MASSIVELY discredit our rebuttal, no matter how true.
What was the point of a Supreme Court then if not to evaluate legitimacy of laws? Who else would have the power to say “this is in flat conflict with the Constitution, ergo it must be eliminated from the body of laws”?
Sometimes a court must declare with clarity and formality that which was previously obvious and implied, because some idiots come to strange conclusions to the contrary.
Great article. HOWEVER, since State nullification is no longer practiced, and since the Fedgov seizes enough income to bribe the States into compliance, all we have left is judicial review.