Monday, March 22, 2010

We the People...

I read an article this evening called "Morning in America." I really liked the imagery that invoked. I’m not sure it’s entirely accurate, but I do like the feel of it.

We have experienced one of the most tragic moments in the history of the United States of America. As if “Social Security”, “Medicare”, “Medicaid” and all of the other outrageous, unconstitutional programs weren’t enough, those who represent us in Washington D.C. have deemed that they know better than we do. A full SEVENTY-SIX percent of American CITIZENS did not want this heath care bill; reform yes, but not this.

George Washington said “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 to implore His protective favor.
Oct. 3, 1789
We may not think we have much to be thankful for today; indeed, it has taken me all day to want to come and write what’s really in my heart.

We have much to rejoice about.

John McCain did not win the 2008 election; because of that, the Progressive movement has been forced into the open-quite before they had secured the hearts and minds of the complacent populace.
We as a people had been sleeping, coasting along for so long, they, the Progressives thought that the time was right for their coup.

They were greatly mistaken.

You see, we have this:

“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.”

A Divine document that even our Founding Father’s acknowledged could not have been framed had Divine Providence not played an important role.

Last night I had a fighting spirit awakened in me, almost a “bring it on” kind of attitude. This health care bill is blatantly unconstitutional, there is no way that the courts will rule it so.

From the American Thinker:

“House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer was asked where in the Constitution Congress was granted the power to mandate that a person must buy a health insurance policy. His answer:

‘Well, in promoting the general welfare the Constitution obviously gives broad authority to Congress to effect that end. The end that we’re trying to effect is to make health care affordable, so I think clearly this is within our constitutional responsibility.’

The “general welfare” clause Hoyer was referring to is in the first line of Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution. This section specifically enumerates the powers of Congress. (The list is very short. Congress has 17 listed, or “enumerated,” powers. Health care isn’t one of them.)

The first line of Article I, Section 8 states, in part:
The Congress shall have Power To … provide for the … general Welfare of the United States … [Emphasis added.]
Notice that this first sentence does not say, “The Congress shall have the Power to provide for the general welfare of the citizens of the United States.”

Every time the phrase “United States” is used in the Constitution, it denotes the federal (or central) government. This is clearly seen in Tenth Amendment where the “United States,” the “states,” and “the people” are three distinct concepts:

Amendment 10 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. [Emphasis added.]

The “general welfare” was so obviously meant for the country as a whole, and not individuals it’s simply pathetic how it’s been twisted.
If that phrase was meant as a blank check to Congress, there would be no need for the SEVENTEEN enumerated powers granted to Congress to be listed. The Founding Father’s were not prone to superfluous repetition.

There are a number of avenues for legal recourse; among them, challenges to the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Ninth and Tenth Amendments. Various reasons apply: due process, religion, unreasonable search and seizure, privacy; the list goes on.

There is much to be thankful for; we have a Divine document as our Foundation and, despite the efforts of evil, it will, in the end, remain standing and I believe will be restored to its proper place in our legal system; the Progressives have played their hand too soon to succeed in the takeover of America, and we are aware of the agenda; there are good people still in government who are willing to take on the challenge of righting the wrong; God is still in charge.

I ask you tonight, to join me in thanking our Father in Heaven, and do as George Washington recommended: acknowledge the Providence of Almighty God and thank him for blessings large and small that will, in the end, allow our Republic to be whole once again; implore Him to protect and favor us. It may not be soon, and it may get ugly, the ride may be bumpy, but have Faith, He has not forsaken us.

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