Limiting the Government; Re-Creating the Republic

Because the issue keeps arising and I tire of re-making the same arguments over and over, here’s a bit on my objection to an Art-5 Convention of States (“COS”).

The government we have now routinely ignores the Constitution. This includes all three federal branches and the governors of every state. We HAVE the Constitution (with one exception, below) that we need to ensure our personal freedom, liberty and prosperity. We have the laws we need, for the most part, to do so.

Neither the Constitution nor the laws are enforced.

Nothing about a COS will change this. The idea that the same voters will elect a set of legislators or a president or governors who will pay any more attention to a new Constitution, or a few new amendments, than they pay to the current Constitution is an absurdity; why would they? No reason on earth. The same voters will elect the same idiots. If this were not true, we’d not return the same congressmen cycle after cycle after cycle while rating the honesty of our government below that of a used car saleswoman.

While I applaud those working toward a COS as believing strongly in fixing our problems, the avenue being pursued, with the exception referenced above (described below), cannot work.

(At this point I get accused of call Mark Levin a “liar.” Levin’s an entertainer. Look up the SIC code for actors, radio hosts, or pro sports. They are entertainers. Their job is to sell soap. Levin’s a bright guy, but according him any more weight than Oprah only reveals one’s side in the debate.)

What examples can I provide to support the above? Here are a few:

  1. Article 1 leaves the entirety of the “times, manner and places of elections” to the States. Period. SCOTUS has exactly zero authority to reject VoterID. None. Any governor worthy of the office would tell SCOTUS in re: their rejection of VoterID, “that’s nice, but you lack that authority, so we’re going to ignore you.” The 14th Amendment weighs in on voter fraud and provides a single remedy (which is never used) for same – but it does NOT allow the federal government to define “the manner” of elections. Why would a new Art-5 Constitution, which defines only Federal powers and limits, create State governors who suddenly understand and act on their Constitutional authority? Who suddenly grasp the purpose and power of the Ninth and Tenth Amendments? No reason. No reason at all.
  2. The Enumerated Powers, Article 1, Section 8, defines the ONLY powers granted by the States to the Feds when the (superior) States created the (inferior) Fed by ratifying the Constitution. The following are not among those enumerated powers, so are none of the business of the feds. (And, OBTW, SCOTUS is part of the Federal Government, so is – designed to be – limited by the Constitution, as well.) Is Marriage among the enumerated powers? Nope. So when an idiot like Kasich (R), says that gay marriage is the law of the land due to a SCOTUS holding outside its authority, he’s wrong. Will a COS make him understand what is clearly in the Constitution today? Why? Same with bathrooms, schools, energy, abortion, etc. These are NONE of the business of the federal government. We don’t lack the right Amendment or law or Court or Constitution; we lack adults willing to abide by the Constitution we have NOW. Nothing about a COS will alter that; it only will give the same pols a new Constitution to ignore, and demoralize any citizen still believing in government of the people.
  3. In today’s environment, 2A is under assault. Any idea that a COS would preserve 2A is absurd. The Ruling Class lawyers who would run any COS would demand gun control. (No, no one is going to kick all the lawyers and current pols out of the room; if we were willing to reject them, we’d not be in the mess in which we find ourselves today…) And the Left would ensure a couple of school shootings during the Convention to push it over the top. “But we will limit the COS to ONLY these few things!” Cool. You are aware, are you not, that the original Constitutional Convention had limits placed on it – that were ignored? Why would this be different? But … 2A – as does the entirety of the Constitution, of which the Bill of Rights is a part – limits ONLY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. SCOTUS has invented out of whole cloth the idea of “incorporation,” through which they have decided they get to grab sovereignty from a State and tell State government what they can and cannot allow. This is nowhere in the Constitution. It is a blatant usurpation of State power by an out-of-control federal government. The federal government is INFERIOR to the State governments except under the specific grants of authority written-in to the Constitution. If a State wants to ban guns under the Constitution of that State, and if the voters of that State allow that via referendum or by voting anti-gun pols into office, that is entirely Constitutional. SCOTUS may, via incorporation, throw that out – but they have no Constitutional authority to do so. The same is true of abortion and gay marriage: Not in the enumerated powers, the feds have no authority over them. Period. This works both ways, but requires an intelligent and lawful government to accept: IF a new Constitution did NOT have a 2A, but STILL was designed to as to limit the Federal government, ANY STATE could prevent gun control simply because the States are Superior to the Feds. But if we don’t change the franchise, the voters will continue to elect morons, like Kasich, who don’t grasp the  most fundamental aspects of our Constitution. (However, it is far more likely that any new Constitutional authority on guns would be written to ensure guns are among the powers enumerated to the federal government.)

Reasons to object to a COS can be listed for days; I’ve chosen these three. Many will object to the statement that the Bill of Rights applies only to the Feds. They are mistaken. The entire Constitutional construct was to both create, and to limit, a federal government. It is not about the States. Through the Constitution, the States created the Federal government; they didn’t create themselves.

So what is a reason to support a COS? I have one. An amendment. One amendment that can change just about everything back to the design of the Constitution. COS or not (other avenues to amend the Constitution exist), this will go farther than anything else in fixing the destruction the Ruling Class (let’s not pretend it’s one party) has done.

The problems we face today are the result of empathy. Government is force, not empathy.

  • Foreign Aid? Empathy
  • Mass immigration? Empathy
  • Out-of-control entitlements? Empathy
  • Welfare? Empathy – remember, welfare has managed to do something not even slavery accomplished: Destroy the Black family. It’s also caused the skyrocketing of out of wedlock births & single-parent households – across all races.
  • Disruptive schools, including shootings? Empathy.
  • Wilsonian democracy export and the pointless wars in Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan? Empathy.
  • The LACK of punishment for laws, including gun laws, already on the books? Empathy.
  • Lowering teacher standards because they fail these standards? Empathy.

And the ONLY way to rid the government of overindulgence in empathy, which also is the exception noted at the top, is to return to the original franchise, absent the abomination of racism. CAN women be tough disciplinarians? Vanishingly few. CAN men be empathy-driven? Vanishingly few. Are adults more objective about government than kids? Yes.

If we want to force the government into the limits created by the Founders – and ratified by the States, if we want the government they created, the only way to do that is to return to the franchise the Founders created to sustain it: Adult, male, property owners. (As a fall-back, at least enfranchise only payers of income tax; why should those not contributing to the pot get to vote on how the pot is split (today’s pot and tomorrow’s pot as pols seem intent on intergenerational theft to buy votes today)?

A COS will not – repeat, NOT – attempt to reduce the franchise, which is the only way to achieve their stated goal.

The Founders did everything they could think of NOT to make the nation a democracy. The extension of the franchise to near-universal is THE problem America faces, and ONLY a restriction of the franchise back to the original intent can cause a return to a democratic Republic that is NOT a democracy, and so does not devolve, as America is devolving today, into a dictatorship.

Unless a COS spends its time and energy on, and only on, altering the franchise, it only will waste time and raise expectations that cannot, and will not be met.

Oh – it will do one other thing: The COS will be created and exist on the premise that more government is better, for what is a new Constitution, particularly if including Levin’s so-called “Liberty Amendments,” But more government?

The entire purpose of the Constitution was to LIMIT, not to expand, government.

 

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Dems: Power not Policy.

POWER: it’s what identity politics CAN ONLY BE, and IS ONLY, about. If Dems cared about policy, they’d argue policy.

They don’t.

Discussion by Democrats is not about the working man & woman or economic mobility. It’s not about the Middle Class or economic policy & results. Dems don’t campaign on increasing, but on decreasing Americans’ security in our homes, neighborhoods, communities, schools, our borders and across our nation. The Left doesn’t campaign on the results of education policy they have owned since FDR.

They can campaign on none of these honestly. It’s why lying that “you can keep your doctor” while destroying the world’s best healthcare system bothers them not at all.

It’s not they they don’t care about our ability to achieve a growing part of the growing economic pie. They don’t believe that a growing pie can exist; economics for them is zero-sum, regardless of centuries of capitalism doing exactly that while freeing billions of humans from feudalism and totalitarianism

The Left cares only about the redistribution to their voters of the results of a free economy they demand the power to strangle. The poor are a feature, not a bug, for the Left, as they ALWAYS will vote for more redistribution, for more theft from the producers

It’s not that the Left doesn’t care about our childrens’ free and progressing future; it’s that they demand we – like them – stop HAVING children. At all.

It’s not even about the Rule of Law they ignore in cities and states.

Why do they ignore the law? Because they don’t value the RULE of Law.

Identity politics IS only, and CAN ONLY BE about one thing: totalitarianism: Vote for US because we aren’t THEM. Vote for US because THEY  are your enemy. Vote for US because WE will destroy THEM. Vote for US because THEY created the modern world, all progress, individual liberty and the Rule of Law that prevents US from TAKING from THEM to GIVE to YOU.

Give US the power…and all will be fine. We’ll just kill all those opposing us. Antifa & BLM will help us.

It’s been the mantra of the Left since Lenin & Stalin (30MM executed by the Leftist State), since Hitler (12M executed by the Leftist State), since Mao (80MM executed by the Leftist State), since Pol Pot (2MM executed by the Leftist State), since the Leftist mass-murderer hero of so many Lefties: Che.

Kill enough of your political opponents and the rest stop opposing you. This is indistinguishable from war

Dems don’t pretenhd their policy is better; provably none of their policies achieve results bettering living standards or future options. All of their policies are AGAINST your free future. Any freshman economics student can tell you why. Any History Major can tell you what happens next: and it is NOT GOOD.

Dems demand the vote only to gain power. Power is what BLM, Antifa, NOW, Planned Parenthood, CAIR, NAACP, the DNC, CBC… are about. Power is the ONLY thing they are about. NONE of them are about policy.

If the #StupidParty disagreed… they’d campaign on it. Or they are too unremittingly stupid to even be CONSIDERED for power or authority.

They don’t. And they are.

UNLESS THIS CHANGES, liberty & law WILL lose.

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Guess I’m a ‘Hater’

Getting tired of ‘adults’ supporting these idiot kids protesting guns. So what if they are ‘passionate?’ What’s that got to do with policy?

If the grasp of history by these idiot kids is so faulty that they push policy onto a society that ought to know better, and if some ‘adults’ believe in supporting them out of some absurd need to applaud idiocy just because they are passionate kids (by definition not intellectually complete), regardless of the harm to society in which these policies ALWAYS result, then any intelligent & educated adult would oppose them.

Just because they are young & passionate doesn’t alter the fact that what they are pushing is the destruction of our society, the Rule of Law, & the Bil of Rights, does it?

If they really were passionate AND respected the law, they’d be door-to-door getting an amendment going to repeal 2A.. they aren’t. Because they put their feelingz over the Rule of Law.

Does that make me a “hater” as these passion-worshiping ‘adults’ insist?

Bet your ass. I hate ANYTHING that tries to tear-down the Constitution, Western Civilization, America & the Rule of Law.

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Feminism – Present at the Creation

If you read one article on modern feminism this is the one. It’s a short interview with the sister of Kate Millett, one of the founders of modern feminism.

 

 

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Iran Advancing on Israel.

Again.

When a nation finally decides that violence against an adversary has become the only way to alter their behavior, such as stopping constant attacks on their citizens for decades regardless of interventions & opportunities for peace, etc., – politics by other means – then that violence must be delivered with maximum lethality, speed & productivity.

The more adversaries one can kill quickly, the sooner the violence stops, the fewer the total casualties & the more quickly a peaceful end-state is reached. The more productive the weapons used, the fewer that die – on BOTH sides – to achieve that peaceful end state.

Leaders continuing to allow their citizens to be murdered, raped, dislocated by the premodern savagery that is islam are putting their own egos ahead of their responsibility to their people, nation & culture. And the future of their civilization.

Leaders continuing decade after decade to wage combat on the endless supply of illiterate youthful enemy ideologues having nothing better to do and no economy in which to do it (both BECAUSE of their culture), rather than killing the cancerous islam, waste not only the lives of their own youth – the future of their culture – but lower those future living standards by buying trillions of dollars of arms for never-ending wars… rather than just ending them.

There is not one damn thing in the entirety of S Asia worth the life of one more American kid or one more Israeli kid. Or of their never-to-be-born progeny.

There is not one damn thing Islam has created or given to the world in 1400 years.

It is well past time for the West to grow the hell up and annihilate what everyone but our ruling class KNOWS is an existential threat to our families, our communities, our liberties and our freedom.

And to do so with maximum force, minimum time, and our most productive weapons.

Anything else – or anything less – is adolescent foolishness on the order of the idiocy that premodern tribal S Asians can be turned into supporters of democratic republics.

Muslims killing FOR Islam WILL NOT END until Islam is destroyed.

We cured – destroyed – smallpox because it was killing millions of innocent people and provided no human value.

Islam is no different.

And we don’t need to kill every muslim any more than we killed every German or every Italian or every Japanese. Annihilate their centers of ideology and funding and start putting our money & our kids – and theirs – to work on a better future rather than continuing to waste them pretending we can bandaid back to health the gangrenous Islam.

Let it be shown, in a microsecond, that we are the strong horse…. and we are deadly serious about defending and advancing OUR culture, the ONLY culture that has ever provided any material or moral progress to all of mankind.

Evaporate Mecca & islam will evaporate in a couple of generations.

Nuke Mecca, Medina, Quetta, Qom.

Now.

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