Sunday, March 28, 2010

Without the Consent of the Governed

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From Canada Free Press "Without the Consent of the Governed" - By JB Williams Friday, March 26, 2010"

"Obama’s Unconstitutional Health Care Treachery is just the beginning of a dark and sinister age in American history. Now that Obama & Co. have found the legislative mechanisms to subvert the Law of the Land on the federal health care grab, they intend to rush forward with the passage of “financial reform”—“energy reform”—and “Immigration reform”- none of which are any type of “reform".

For any federal law to be “constitutional,” it must meet this minimum standard:

1. It must be within the limited federal powers enumerated in the Constitution
2. It must enjoy the support of the vast majority of “the governed,” from which all federal powers are derived
3. It must not infringe upon the unalienable individual rights of any citizen
4. It must not infringe upon the rights of any state, protected by the Tenth Amendment
5. It must become law by way of legal legitimate legislative process


Implied Consent in the Election
Leftists claim, while they are in power of course, but not when they are not in power—that winning an election “implies full consent” from the people and authorizes anything the newly elected want to do on the basis of the election results alone.

This is false, and even leftists know it when it is not leftists in charge. In the Unites States, even the majority does not have the authority to run roughshod over the minority, even when that minority is a single individual. So the notion that any minority has the authority to run roughshod over a vast majority is blatantly false.

Unlike any other nation on earth, the United States of America is a “representative republic,” which is to say that our elected officials must at all times “represent” the “will of the people.” Not the will of any minority, but the will of all Americans, defined by a “majority” of legal U.S. citizens.

Further, our representative republic is limited in scope and power, to the enumerated powers granted the federal government via the U.S. Constitution. Then federal powers are even further limited by certain “unalienable individual rights”—further defined in the Bill of Rights.

As noted above in the five minimum standards, our federal government derives all of its power from the consent of the governed—all elected officials have taken an oath to uphold and defend these principles as their first obligation of office—and they are further prohibited from acting at odds with “the governed” by way of “unalienable individual rights” and extended specific limits found in the Bill of Rights. "

This isn’t Europe or North Korea. This is the Unites States of America and this country belongs to the governed, not the elected servant.

Elected officials come and go.

Thomas Jefferson said it best“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.”

America is the beacon of freedom and liberty all over the world. If America is not free, no place on earth will be free. So tread carefully in Washington DC.

The American people will not live in fear of their government for long. It’s not in our DNA.

Am I “inciting” violence?”—I work around the clock to promote peaceful solutions.

But I have no hesitation in predicting violence. Violence is what happens when all peaceful solutions for conflict have been eliminated.

No matter one’s political ideology, if your agenda does not enjoy the consent of the majority of citizens, don’t do it. You are picking a fight you don’t want…"

Read the rest here.


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