William J. Green 11:35pm Mar 2
America MUST ask the question:
Is the Constitution of the United States of America primarily a Liberal document, a Conservative document, or a Libertarian Document?
We’ll let the well known Ms. Nancy Pelosi, former Speaker of the House, represent the Liberal socio-politico-economic philosophy; Speaker of the House John Boehner represent the Conservative socio-politico-economic philosophy; and Presidential candidate Dr. Ron Paul represent the Libertarian socio-politico-economic philosophy.
2) Limited central government
3) Enumerated powers central government
4) Low to modest taxation
5) Limited military adventurism
6) Few foreign entanglements
7) Personal responsibility and free markets
8) Religion and morality within the confines of the 1st amendment **
9) Modest debt repaid at least once every 19 years ##
10) States’ Rights
Setting aside as objectively as possible all personal socio-politico-economic biases, preferences and wishes, and using the plain meaning of the words of the Constitution aided in understanding primarily by the Federalist Papers (the purpose for which they were written), and secondarily by our wisest, most brilliant framers’ writings in their official capacities, including and especially Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin, and the father of the Constitution, James Madison, ^^ which socio-politico-economic philosophy is most closely aligned with the Constitution?
For the Liberal socio-politico-economic philosophy to be most closely aligned with the Constitution Liberals must substitute State mandated commerce and forced employer purchases for Liberty; virtually unlimited central government power (Utopian Statism) for Limited Central Government; extra-Constitutional powers for Enumerated Powers; high, progressive taxation for Low to Modest Taxation; entitlements and welfare for Personal Responsibility and Free Markets; irreligion and immorality for Religion and Morality;** huge and burgeoning debt never repaid for Modest Debt Repaid At Least Once Every 19 Years; and abrogation and usurpation of States’ Rights.
For the Conservative socio-politico-economic philosophy to be most closely aligned with the Constitution Conservatives must substitute big central government power only modestly less big and powerful than Utopian Statism for Limited Central Government; a few extra-Constitutional powers for Enumerated Powers; military adventurism and global domination for Limited Military Adventurism; many foreign entanglements for Few Foreign Entanglements; relatively modest entitlements and limited welfare for Personal Responsibility and Free Markets; and only slightly less than Liberal’s but still growing debt that does not get repaid for Modest Debt Repaid At Least Once Every 19 Years.
For the Libertarian socio-politico-economic philosophy to be most closely aligned with the Constitution Libertarians . . . need only continue to espouse and obey the Constitution as they have historically done, with perhaps a bit more commitment and resources provided to our closest couple allies abroad.
FINALLY, we must ask:
The President of the United States and every member of Congress places his/her hand upon God’s Word and before God and the American people swears an oath to “preserve, protect, and defend, so help me God” one quintessential thing and one thing only. Is it:
a) Welfare and entitlements
b) The American people
c) Women’s reproductive rights and organs
d) Their own personal beliefs about Truth, Justice, and the American Way
e) The Constitution of the United States
What happens to the person(s) swearing and to the nation when the President and members of Congress swear upon God’s Word before God and the American people to “preserve, protect, and defend (one thing), so help me God,” and then set about abrogating the thing they swore to preserve, protect, and defend, and instead preserve, protect, and defend something entirely different? Should Americans reasonably expect America to thrive and prosper? Why or why not?
** “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for any other.” – John Adams
## “But with respect to future debt; would it not be wise and just for that nation to declare in the constitution they are forming that neither the legislature, nor the nation itself can validly contract more debt, than they may pay within their own age, or within the term of 19 years?” – Thomas Jefferson
^^ “The government of the United States is a definite government, CONFINED to specified objects. It is not like the state governments, whose powers are more general. Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government.” “I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents…” – James Madison