Friday, April 18, 2014

The Check on Tyranny

One by one Americans are coming to understand and embrace the wisdom of the founders and our God given provision within the Rule of Law to rein in a runaway federal government.

The founders understood the principle of the Depravity of Man and designed a system of government that separated power in order to prevent the tyranny they were accustomed to when power was centralized in one individual. They designed a system of limited, enumerated powers in order to protect state and individual sovereignty and liberty. They designed a system with "checks" to power in the case where office holders abused their power. They also understood that as time progressed, one of the ways that office holders would abuse their power would be by stretching and pulling on the boundaries and interpretation of the text of the enumerated powers. So they designed a system whereby the text of the Constitution could be amended when necessary to correct those "twists" and "perversions". We have done that (amendments) 27 times to date in our nation. They gave us two methods to propose and ratify amendments in Article V of the Constitution. The method that has been employed all 27 times, has been the first method listed in Article V, where the Congress proposed those amendments and sent them out to the states for ratification. They also understood that there might come a time where the Congress became so intoxicated with its own power that it would never propose amendments to reign in its out of control abuses. So they inserted a 2nd method where the States and People could propose amendments when Congress was to the point where it could not, and would not control itself, or take measures to control itself. Those proposals from an Article V Convention of States would still have to go back to the 50 states for ratification just like the method in the first process. The Article V Convention of States is the Constitutional pushback for the states to use on an out of control federal government.

It is imperative that we understand that history and how our system was designed. They gave us the 2nd process in Article V for exactly where we find ourselves today. Rome is burning. It is time to answer the call and use the Constitution to fix the abuse.

1 comment:

  1. The Convention of States Project is helping empower the necessary thirty-four states to pass applications to call for the Convention to assemble. With the present momentum building it is possible to accomplish this before the 2016 Presidential Election. Your children and those who will follow need your help to pass this in your state. They don't need to be condemned to living in a bankrupt nation with a corrupt elite ruling over them.