James Madison And Federalist 45 On States Rights
Of utmost importance in the restoration of the Constitutional Republic, We the People need to address the emphasis given to “the several states” by the founders regarding the rights of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness;” they cannot, nor should they ever be, ignored. In Federalist 45 James Madison clearly enunciated the separation between Federal and State responsibilities. While there were the obvious national attentions to international treaties/relations, national security, war, peace, etc., the very real and basic overrides went directly to We the People. Madison makes it absolutely clear that the Constitution was written by the founders with the purpose of creating a federal Government with few but necessary powers relative to those of the States. The following verbatim sentences from Madison’s Federalist paper prove this point.
The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the Federal Government, are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State Governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace. Negotiation, and foreign commerce, with which last the power of taxation will for the most part be connected. The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects, which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties and properties of the people; and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the State.
Conventional Constitutional Thinking
POLITICS ‘HAVE REACHED CIVIL WAR LEVELS’… was the headline on the Drudge Report the other day. It linked to a story in National Journal quoting Sen. Tom Harkin as saying, “We are at one of the most dangerous points in our history.” It quoted Sen. Ted Cruz likening the Republican moderates to the appeasers at Munich. Another article quoted an aide to President Obama as comparing Republicans to “terrorists, kidnappers, arsonists…” Yet another quoted the Senate’s chaplain as saying “Lord, deliver us from governing by crisis.” If that’s what the Lord is going to do, I say, let Him read Mark Levin’s new book, The Liberty Amendments. It is a brilliant compendium of changes Levin proposes for improving the Constitution. They range from amendments establishing term limits for members of Congress and the Supreme Court, to amendments prohibiting the federal government from spending more in a year than it receives in tax revenue. It includes an amendment to restore to state legislatures the authority to choose senators—and to bestow the additional authority to recall wayward solons. Continues …
The Cross : My Hope~With Billy Graham
Dear God, I’m a sinner. I’m sorry for my sins. I want to turn from my sins. I believe Jesus Christ is your Son. I believe He died for my sin and that You raised Him to life. I want to trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord from this day forward. Jesus, I put my trust in You and I surrender my life to You. Please come into my life and fill me with Your Holy Spirit. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen. Did you pray this prayer today? Video awaits ..
Ronald Wilson Reagan On The Greatness Of America
I’ve spoken of the shining city all my political life, but I don’t know if I ever quite communicated what I saw when I said it. But in my mind it was a tall proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, wind-swept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace, a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity, and if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That’s how I saw it and see it still. After 200-plus years, two centuries, she still stands strong and true to the granite ridge, and her glow has held no matter what storm. And she’s still a beacon, still a magnet for all who must have freedom, for all the pilgrims from all the lost places who are hurtling through the darkness, toward home. ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan ~ Farewell address 1989 ~
Barak Obama And The Strategy Of Manufactured Crisis
In attempting the daunting task of Restoring The Republic, we must diligently study the elements of “the enemy within” with whom we are engaged. To fully understand how we got “here from there” we must go back to the beginning, or in this case where we have a fraudulent Progressive Marxist Manchurian Candidate Plant installed in WE THE PEOPLE’S Mansion, we must venture “back to the future.” The miserable reality of today’s mess, is encapsulated in every jot and tittle of this archived piece from September 28th 2008 by Jim Simpson, former White House staff economist and budget director under the Reagan/Bush 41 administrations. Remember that this was two months before the election of ’08 with the cultural political climate poisoned most severely by the lamestream obsessing over the possibility of the first black occupant of the people’s house. Little did they realize what nefarious forces were at work to bring down the very pillars of the Constitutional Republic of the United States. Continues …
Trevor Loudon : Barack Obama’s Past And America’s Future
J.R. Dunn On Overcoming American Elites
It has been said a number of times in recent years that the U.S. is undergoing a period of flux, a state of rapid churning on the political-social level with any number of contradictory trends appearing and vanishing while few permanent changes are evident. After 2013, this may no longer be the case. Events of this past summer indicate that a new political paradigm is settling in — one in no way friendly toward American life as we now understand it. This new system was outlined by Dr. Angelo Codevilla in his 2010 book, The Ruling Class. Codevilla saw clear signs of the formation of a ruling elite in the U.S., a convergence of interests among both “liberal” and “conservative” politicians, along with industrialists, academics, and members of the entertainment and media worlds. It has become expedient for these blocs to combine their efforts in order to protect and extend their own interests, even in defiance of the American political system and secular creed as it has always existed. Opposing this effort is the “country class,” the vast mass of Americans, essentially the middle class (to be American is, in a real sense, to be middle class), who have invested their lives in the traditional state of the country and expect to see it remain as it is. These past months present us with clear evidence that the Codevillian ruling class is beginning to take shape. Continues…
Featured Video – Jonathan Cahn At The Inaugural Prayer Breakfast
At the prayer breakfast meeting prior to Obama’s second inauguration on January 21, 2013, Jonathan Cahn was invited to deliver the keynote address, the entire content of which was focused upon the United States getting back in step with the Godly principles upon which the Founding Fathers brought forth the Constitutional Republic. With various government officials, Christian leaders, and believers in attendance, the event was declared open by the Chaplain of the House of Representatives, the Reverend Patrick J. Conroy, who then gave over the podium to Jonathan. What happened next, in the words of one observer, caused the Inaugural Prayer Breakfast to “break out into a near riot.” Just another small step on the road to Restoring the Republic …
Classical Schools The Solution To America’s Education Crisis
The classical school model practiced today owes largely to Dorothy Sayers, who promoted in the early twentieth century the Greco-Roman style of pedagogy. This involves teaching the “trivium” to students, composed of the trinity of grammar, logic, and rhetoric. I have seen this firsthand at the stellar Highlands Latin School in my city, Louisville, Kentucky. At HLS, teachers lead students—including my child—through their Latin declensions before lunch and take them on nature walks in the afternoon. Children read Aristotle on logic in one period, then listen to a Bach symphony the next (differentiating it from Mozart). It’s a marvelous, right-and-left-brain model of education. It also produces fairly spectacular results, at least in this example: HLS is one of the top-testing schools in Kentucky, and with only a few classes graduated has sent students to places like Dartmouth, MIT, Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, and Hillsdale. Continues …