Skip to comments.Why Operation American Spring is Unconstitutional
Posted on 05/11/2014 7:31:01 PM PDT by dontreadthis
It is impossible to read the history of the petty republics of Greece and Italy without sensations of horror and disgust at the distractions with which they were continually agitated, and at the rapid succession of revolutions by which they were kept in a state of perpetual vibration between the extremes of tyranny and anarchy. Publius, Federalist Paper No. 9
For those who havent heard, Operation American Spring is a group of so-called patriots led by retired Col. Harry Riley, who are planning to demonstrate in Washington on May 16th. Their announced aim is to oust politicians they deem corrupt, and to replace them with politicians they like. OAS is claiming the authority of the Constitution and Declaration, to throw off the bonds of an unjust government and to redress grievances. Theres just one problem. Transferring power by these methods is totally unconstitutional. If we follow this lead, we can forget elections and voter sovereignty.
Any group of citizens can collect in public to air grievances and urge a course of action. They can speak to create a tension in the mind of the community. But OAS cant claim to be restoring our constitutional republic by inviting ten million people to show up in Washington to throw people out of office outside the electoral process. Be they ten or ten million, no one voted for them to represent America; and they certainly do not represent the Tea Party, which has from the start been a constitutionalist movement. Riley and OAS represent only themselves.
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Who would ever thought revolution was unconstitutional?
George Washington was breaking the law too, the colonists were illegally breaking away from the crown!
How awful.... Lol
Elections are not Constitutional anymore. Too many people cheat. Cheating and people voting who are not eligible pretty much make them invalid.
Only as a last resort. Consult the founding documents that preceded the Constitution, especially the Declaration.
I doubt that fundamental problem can be fixed "constitutionally."
The constitution was written to show how the government would be formed, how it would operate and what powers it would have. It was a contract written by the people that the government “had” to follow. If our government were ignore constitutional restraint, and usurp powers not intended for the government, then the government itself would be unconstitutional and anything people did to remove them from power would be legitimate.
That’s my problem. The Demos and Rinos aren’t following the Constitution.
Perhaps an Article V convention: but if that's populated by the same group of scum now holding office, it's hard to see how that would help.
Of course revolutions are unconstitutional and illegal.
That’s the whole point of a revolution, to overthrow the existing system with its constitution and laws, replacing it with something else.
Which does not mean revolutions aren’t sometimes justified, as the Declaration of Independence clearly states.
Such action “might” be legitimate, but certainly not constitutional.
I would suggest that restoring Constitutional Mandates IS very Constitutional.
65% of the colonists wanted to stay with England. About 12% of the population effected the the first revolution.
This country has gone beyond the ballot box. Sorry but there is going to be another 1776 and its already started there just haven’t been any shots fired yet. Like it or not its happening.
If the government gets to the point of nullifying the constitution then it’s a broken contract. Nothing past that point is unconstitutional because there is no constitution.
I heard that 15% wanted to stay a colony, 15% wanted their own form of government and 70% didn’t really care.