I urge you to consider these words from the Declaration of Independence:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.”
I want you to consider the struggle our forefathers endured to secure our liberties, knowing full well that another tyranny would threaten them at some time in the future. For this reason, even after the Constitution was established, it was amended with 10 amendments, which we refer to as “The Bill of Rights”. We are living in a day and age, when its probably wise to state the obvious, so bear with me. The general level of ignorance of both our history and our form of government is high. I want to state in this email that I, for one, do not believe ANY of the 10 amendments which constitute the people’s Bill of Rights are extreme – no, not one of them. And, furthermore, I don’t consider anyone to be extreme, who counts all 10 of the amendments that make up the Bill of Rights to be his or her own God-given rights. When I encounter fellow Republicans, who think that anyone who supports zealously ANY of these 10 amendments is extreme, I am compelled to say “How, after having taken an oath to support, protect, defend, and preserve the Constitution, can you castigate or marginalize your fellow citizens for simply holding to that which you swore to uphold, and has been handed down to us as an heritage and a form of government which has preserved at such a great price? Do you want me to consider you “moderate”? I don’t consider such a one moderate, but rather a SELL-OUT. Is that what the big tent idea of the Republican Party is all about? Does the “big tent” concept marginalize those who honestly believe in all 10 of the Bill of Rights amendments? Let me candidly say, that this is the SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT REASON that Republicans keep losing and now risk fracturing our party– its called lacking principles. I rather call those who refuse to defend our Bill of Rights (all 10 of them) as wishy washy, lukewarm, and not worthy of my vote.
The Bill of Rights is not extreme. These are our rights. We hold them to be ordained by God. I’d like you to consider the first two amendments in the Bill of Rights. Here’s the first one:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
You are living in a time when the largest peacable assembly and petitioning of our federal government for a redress of grievances has been made. I am referring to the Tea Party movement. It has no equal in our nation’s history. And what has been the response from Washington? It is not only being ignored by the government in Washington, but ridiculed and even vilified.
And now, Obama, knowing full well that he can not win an election of U.S. citizens, is preparing to corrupt our next election by the dilution of our vote with millions of illegal aliens. This is an abuse. This is an usurpation. Our founders gave us the ability to vote in free elections, and Americans have held this as a sacred right. If Obama corrupts our right to an equal vote at election time just so he can hold on to power, then…
Will we have a failure of the ballot in the next three years? An election with federal tampering? Will Barack Hussein Obama stuff the ballot boxes with 30 million new “citizens’” votes to offset his growing unpopularity? It’s a fair question, is it not?
Now, let me bring up the 2nd amendment. It is designed for situations such as might arise, whereby the people would need arms to redress their grievances, or to repel invasions (read unrestrained illegal crossing of our Southern border) and suppress insurrections. It reads as follows:
“A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”
Here is a little primer on the 2nd amendment that is worth watching:
That’s right, the founders did not put the 2nd amendment in the Bill of Rights to protect the rights of duck hunters. Its for preserving liberty. I suggest you become familiar with it and a supporter of it.
To draw on some words in the Declaration, let me try this:
"The history of the present Barack Hussein Obama (King of Britain, in the Declaration) is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States."
Now, I know there are those who disagree, and that’s fine, you have a right to, but many today are wanting to hold on a lot tighter to the liberties we have left, and so we are starting to enumerate them as defined in the Constitution, which is the Compact, or contract that we citizens have with the Federal government. You might call this a sort of Constitutional revival. The Constitution is in its own words the “Supreme Law of the Land”. Not a man, not the Senate, not the House of Representatives, not the Judiciary, but the Constitution.
This is known as the Supremacy Clause. Here it is:
“This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land”
The lazy or slothful might just say, “well, we should just submit to the government”, but honestly, the Constitution is higher than the government, just as the creator is greater than the creature. And, if the government disobeys the Constitution, you are without excuse if you let the tyranny go unchecked. By the way, the Constitution is also higher than the judges in our form of government. Its higher than the President. Its higher than the Congress. It is the Supreme Law of the land, and it comes from We the People. There isn’t a literate man or woman who is incapable of understanding the clear meaning of its words. It wasn’t written in a cryptic language to be interpreted by specially initiated government appointees speaking “ex-cathedra”.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t need a political science professor to tell me what the Constitution says or doesn’t say. Its written in plain English. Its time to identify and support candidates who will support it.
John L Wadsworth
District 5 Chairman, Contra Costa Republican Central Committee
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