The U.S. Constitution is a very simple document. The problem is lawyers and politicians got hold of it and changed its once simple meaning to a crossword puzzle that requires other lawyers and politicians to decipher the riddles they have created. They did this through judicial rulings, legislation, mis-interpretation and more often than not, simply ignoring the Constitution and just going forward with their plans.
What is the Constitution?
The Constitution is, first and foremost, the guarantor or protector of the god-given or inalienable rights of the people. Secondly, the Constitution is designed to shackle the government and keep it within specific bounds. It was never intended to place restrictions on the people.
The Constitution is a contract between the governed (the people) and the government the people have chosen that best represents their interests.
The Constitution is the supreme law of the land. No law, legislative act, executive order or treaty can supersede or over-rule the Constitution. If such actions take place it is the constitutional duty of citizens to resist. It is the civic and patriotic duty of all citizens to jealously guard the documents that guarantee our freedom and liberty against tyranny.
The Constitution is old but not dead as some would have us believe. The Founders of our Republic anticipated growth in America that might require changes in the Constitution. They provided a means to effect those changes through the process of amending. So why then have our leaders chosen to ignore this simple remedy and resort instead to treachery and deceit? Unfortunately politicians in general no longer consider the Constitution a guide to good governance but rather an obstacle to be gotten around.
Paul Begala, one of President Bill Clinton‘s advisors summed up the general attitude and convoluted anti-constitutional attitude of many of our so-called political elites when he boasted how the Clinton dictatorship was able to avoid Congress and the will of the people. “Stroke of the pen. Law of the land. Kinda cool,” Begala said, when Clinton announced he would issue a series of executive orders to accomplish legislation he knew would never pass congressional muster. http://www.wnd.com/2012/10/stroke-of-the-pen-law-of-the-land-kinda-cool/#zZFLbYYggdwy3OKW.99
When a president uses Executive Orders to impose his own will on the country, without congressional approval, we have entered the dangerous beginning stages of a dictatorship.
So-called President Barack Obama, showed his disdain and even outright hatred of the Constitution, (a document he has taken an oath to support and defend) when he promised to “fundamentally change” America. In many cases he is using the Executive Order to impose his philosophy on our Republic
Obama gripes we Americans “suffer” under a Constitution that does not guarantee us economic rights. What Obama means is that the federal government must provide protection against individual economic failures such as low incomes, unemployment, poverty and lack of health care, among others. He calls the Constitution “a charter of negative liberties,” which “says what the states can’t do to you (and) what the Federal government can’t do to you, but doesn’t say what the Federal government or State government must do on your behalf.”
None of these are rights guaranteed by the Constitution. Our guaranteed Constitutional rights are at the end of this article.
In other words Obama is re-emphasizing his belief and support for the communist/socialist belief in a re-distribution of wealth “from each according to his ability, to each according to his need.”
From FORBES on-line
The best thing Obama, his health care debacle, his entourage of czars, the IRS and all other federal bureaucrats can do for America is shut up and butt out of our lives.
THE BILL OF RIGHTS
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.
4. The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
5. No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.
6. In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.
7. In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.
8. Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
9. The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
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.