Posted on 9/5/11
The Declaration of Independence declared that when a government becomes destructive “it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government.” Thus in 1776, the allegiance to the nation of Great Britain was dissolved and our country, the United States of America was established under the Articles of Confederation (1777). However it did not take long for Americans to recognize that the State-centric Articles were insufficient for adopting and enforcing a fair and uniformed set of principles, behaviors, and legislation across States.
In 1788, the States approved the Constitution of the United States, which defined the political behavior, principles, and branches (executive, legislature, and judicial) necessary to govern for the people. Fortunately, the Founding Fathers also had the wisdom to protect the individual rights of man by ratifying the Constitution with the Bill of Rights (1791). They believed this structure of governance would encourage a ‘Republican Form of Government’ while discouraging corruption and aristocratic ideologies.
Furthermore, Hamilton, Madison, and John Jay, wrote that
“This Constitution is really in its formation a government of the people; that is to say, a government in which all power is derived from, and, at stated periods, reverts to them; and that, in its operation, it is purely a government of laws, made and executed by the fair substitutes of the people alone.” J. Flexner: 210
The Constitution begins with a mission statement that summarizes the purpose of the Federal Government.
We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessing of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this CONSTITUTION for the United States of America.
In the the Federal Government Section, Tami reasoned and justified why Americans have legitimate concerns. The solutions to these concerns can be found in the Constitution, the guardian of people rights. To prevent anarchy, the Constitutional Framers had each independent branch operating under a “separation of powers’ doctrine, rather than a centralized or absolute power structure. The Constitution had explicitly defined what authority and powers the Congress, Executive, Judicial, and States would hold.
Now over two hundred years later, our country governs under an Oligarchy form of Government, where groups control power and authority. Power has been seized by the Republican and Democratic two-party system. The actions and behaviors of the Federal Government have become synonymous with Party Representation, therefore violating the ‘separation of powers’ doctrine that was instituted in the Constitution.
Tami hopes you will conclude, as did she, that the Founding Fathers were correct in their belief that a ‘separations of powers’ doctrine was needed to prevent Congress, Agencies, Parties, Associations, and Foreign alliances from subverting the power from the people. Tami, reminds Americans our posterity rests on having a Federal Government that exercises only the powers they were granted in the Constitution.
When power and restraints have been disregarded, Americans would witness: parties, special interest groups, and the media advocating for National Legislation; bills would be passed by party interest; the Supreme Court would rule with implicit interpretations and past precedents would be irrelevant; and parties, special interest groups and the media would influence Presidential decision-making for the benefit of the people. Tami has surmised that Washington would have been disappointed with these happenings, since he believed, protecting the Constitution was far more important than being popular, he stated:
“Presidential veto was not primarily intended to be used because of disagreement over policy. Its true object was to enable the President to protect the Constitution.”
On a consistent basis Congress and the Supreme Court have considered or passed legislation that was unconstitutional, a few of the significant unconstitutional decisions were: Charter Schools, Dream Act, Healthcare Reform Act, Patriot Act, War in Iraq, Line Item Veto, using religion as a determinant for funding medical treatments, confirming private subscription records could be sold to drug companies and denying the State of California the right to ban violent video games. Tami, continues to be concerned with these decisions, the actions typify behavior found in Oligarchy Governments not a ‘Republican form of Government’.
Please submit to Tami any other Acts you recognize as unconstitutional: email@example.com.
In summary, instead of presenting, drafting, or passing legislation for national happiness and liberty; we have Oligarchies influencing policy. Furthermore, Oligarchy powers have progressively encroached into local and state education, security, health, environmental and social programs without the consent of the people or States. Washington warned Americans that parties would rule unjustly, in 1796 he stated:
“However combinations or associations of the above description may now and then answer popular ends, they [parties] are likely, in the course of time and things, to become potent engines by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.”
Tami asks the people, if you join a party system expecting your personal religious views will be instituted into the Constitution, do you contribute to group rule? If you organize and collect funds to get your personal social concerns resolved, do you contribute to group rule? Please wait, Americans, we have all unknowingly contributed to the creation of an Oligarchy Government, through endorsing parties and special interest groups. We have focused on utilizing Parties and Special interest groups to obtain power because we lost liberty and our happiness was at stake.
The Founding Fathers, Constitutional Framers, and Tami wished for a government that would protect and represent all people, “the weaker as well as the more powerful.”
The Constitution of the United States remains the most important document in the World, Tami encourages each Citizen and each Corporation conducting business in the United States to read and explore the meaning and purpose of this unique form of Democracy.
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