Tag Archive: constitution

Feb 15 2016

A Sovereign People

In current times, it often seems as though we have: Elected Assembly members who act more like a privileged Aristocracy than servants of the people Judicial panels who act more like Supreme arbiters than servants of a Constitution Elected leaders who act more like Emperors than servants of the nation which elected them. It’s important …

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Feb 14 2016

An Imperial Presidency

Our elected leaders often act more like emperors than servants of the nation which elected them. A benevolent dictator can be an efficient or even good leader of a nation. But our system of government, is specifically designed to prevent power from becoming concentrated, because when that happens, it always leads to the abuse of …

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Jan 22 2016

The U.S. Constitution Does Not Create New Rights

That all men are by nature equally free and independent and have certain inherent rights, of which, when they enter into a state of society, they cannot, by any compact, deprive or divest their posterity; namely, the enjoyment of life and liberty, with the means of acquiring and possessing property, and pursuing and obtaining happiness …

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Jan 13 2016

A Supreme Judiciary

The US Supreme Court was not described in detail in the US Constitution in 1787. However, three things were made clear: The US Constitution is the “supreme law of the land” A Judicial branch serves to balance the Legislative and Executive branches The power of the Judicial branch was established in a supreme court and …

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Jan 10 2016

Trespass – Privacy – Third Amendment

During the French and Indian war in America, British officers seized private homes to quarter their troops when needed. The colonists reluctantly accepted this practice during wartime, but stiffened against it once the war was over and British troops remained in the Colonies. The “Quartering Act” of 1765 was passed by the British Parliament in …

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Jun 14 2015

A Congressional Aristocracy

The American Congress is composed of two houses: the Senate and the House of Representatives. Patterned loosely after the British House of Lords and House of Commons, they are designed to offer representation to two different levels of social strata. They also offer several forms of checks and balances designed to prevent pockets of power …

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Mar 27 2015

“Novus Ordo” Platform

“Novus Ordo Seclorum” are the Latin words on the great seal of the USA, which mean, “a new order for the ages”. We need a new platform of political objectives to create a new order. Limited government Free markets Lower taxes Higher ethics in government LIMITED GOVERNMENT The Constitution of the United States of America …

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Feb 06 2015

A Moral Society

Ayn Rand wrote: The most profoundly revolutionary achievement of the United States of America was the subordination of society to moral law. The principle of man’s individual rights represented the extension of morality into the social system—as a limitation on the power of the state, as man’s protection against the brute force of the collective, …

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Jan 07 2015

Government is Force

Government is not reason, it is not eloquence. It is force, and like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master. – George Washington When people decide to live together in groups, it becomes necessary to establish some level of cooperation. If possible this is done with agreement and consent. But when reason …

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Dec 26 2014

Republic vs Democracy

A democracy involves representation by the people and intends to preserve the sovereign power of the people. But in a pure democracy, decisions are reached by majority opinion, creating a tyranny of the majority which suppresses the will of the minority. This principle generally applies to both direct democracy (where the people vote on every …

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