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INVITATION TO YOU

Our objective is to protect and preserve our liberties and rightsin the Articles of the United States Constitution and especially, the Bill of Rights spelled out in the first ten amends to the U.S. Constitution:


OUR RIGHTS - A LITTLE HISTORY

After the states entered the union the independent, states soon learned that independence was good on the one hand when you might trade across state boundaries or might want to defend against a common enemy.  Yet, the states were very wary of giving up independence.  Those at conventions who advocated for a union and a central government almost failed to convince all the states to join the union.  The states only joined because they were promised that, except for a few rights for the common good, the the states would retain all other rights.  So the states gave up their independence and joined the union on the promise that the Federal government's power was limited, e.g., levying taxes.making treaties, raising armie/navies, declaring war, and regulating trade and commerce. between states.  All other rights not specifically granted were reserved for the states by the 10th Amendment. of the Constitution


The Bill of Rights were written to guarantee the states that the Federal Government would not take away their rights or power. Here is an outline or our rights,. 


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Freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition.
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Right to keep and bear arms in order to maintain a well regulated militia.

3No quartering of soldiers.
4Freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures.
5Right to due process of law, freedom from self-incrimination, double jeopardy.
6Rights of accused persons, e.g., right to a speedy and public trial.
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Right of trial by jury in civil cases.

8Freedom from excessive bail, cruel and unusual punishments.
9Other rights of the people.
10Powers reserved to the states.



THE PROBLEM-WHY BE CONCERNED?

If you study the history of our country, it is evident that the executive branch (presidents & all departments) has steadily gained power at the expense of the legislative branch (Congress). The executive has  2.65 millionemployees which gives this branch of government enormous power and influence. 


The loss of power has occurred because the House of Representatives and Senate have not been a vigilant guardian of rights granted by the Constitution. Losses of power are:

1)  Per the Patriot Act the president now can start a war without Congress' consent.  See discussion: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/15/kucinich-obama-war-powers-act-libya_n_877396.html

2) There is little or no oversight of the Federal Reserve chairman appointed by the president, not even an auditSee full discussion at: http://www.freedomworks.org/blog/jborowski/top-10-reasons-to-end-the-federal-reserve


3) The most serious loss of power has been at the expense of the states in many areas.  http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/10/americans-have-lost-virtually-all-of-our-constitutional-rights.html





Daily Caller

This Daily Caller article accuses President Obama of  violating the constitution that the swore to uphold.  See details by clicking on website


http://dailycaller.com/2011/12/04/president-obamas-top-10-constitutional-violations/2/


 Front Trenches

This article accuses Obama accused of many violations.  Read the whole article and decide for yourself.


http://www.fromthetrenchesworldreport.com/a-list-of-obamas-constitutional-violations/52988


"Obama took the Presidential Oath, swearing to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States” but has:  
Used Executive Privilege in regards to Fast & Furious gun running scandal. When Government misconduct is the concern Executive privilege is negated.under appeal) – 1st Amendment
Four Exec. appointments – Senate was NOT in recess (Court has ruled unconstitutional yet the appointees still remain). Appointing agency czars without the “advice and consent of the Senate.” 

Constitutional law professor (even their students) should know better.  The TRUTH is Obama was a speaker not a law professor, and clearly he has not respected or protected the Constitution. Obama has broken his oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. Article II, Section 1 "


SOLUTION TO GOVERNMENT OVER REACH

My previous statement of the problem laid the blame at the doorstep of the House and Senate.  But they are not totally to blame,  For you see, they are only as good as "We the People" make them.  If voters are not informed before candidates are elected and follow their actions after they take office, they will do as they please and you can be sure that lobbyist and special interest will fill the void.  Special interest will then own them and voters will get second best or scraps.


Both the democrats and republicans now spend most of their time on getting reelected and satisfying big contributors.  What is good for the country is secondary.


While the middle class has been  busy  working and with their family, even the poor and unemployed have obtained advocates to lobby for welfare, disability, and unemployment monies.  For various reasons mainly low wages offshore, big businesses have been allowed to move the good manufacturing jobs off shore and in some cases paid no income tax.   We are now losing the middle class of the 1950s.  So we must find a way to correct our shortcomings as voters. 


Although the TEA Party movement is not perfect they have generated an opportunity to take restore limited constitutional government by their advocating for three principles; 1) Follow the U. S. Constitution, 2) Fiscal responsibility, and 3) Free Enterprise.  Both parties have not guarded the constitution.  The democrats believe that you can spend your way to prosperity and republicans have talked a good game to be elected but have not really been fiscally responsible.  Free enterprise - really? You don't hear much about it because it does not really exist because big business special interests and backroom deals prevent it.  If the TEA part can focus and not let social issues divide the movement (it is not a party), then there is a good chance of realizing or restoring the three principles.


The 2014 election of House and Senate seats and the 2016 presidential election may be one of the most important elections, certainly in our lifetime.  The choice will probably be between Hillary Clinton, a socialist, and a conservative or liberal republican.























































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PATRIOTS FOR CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT


Now old time republicans (Carl Rowe, et al) really want the status quo and are fighting the TEA Party instead of embracing it  Oh they give lip service to the principles but every time the democrats have faced them down on budgets and debt limit they cave.  If the fight continues it could assure the election of a socialist who wants a bigger nanny welfare state. Both partiesreally want the status quo and both dislike the TEA Party for different reasons.

 

ACTIONS NEEDED FOR REFORMS

We know the problem and the solution and all that remains is a strategy and action to reach the objective.  The main problemwith social media is that we keep wringing our hands and stating the problems but never taking actions to do something about the problems..


About 80% of the country now say our country is headed in the wrong direction and this is a wonderful opportunity for reform to take place.  I am not a TEA Party member but I think conservatives, independents, and libetarians should support the three TEA Party principles.


The TEA Party can win broad support if they stick to the three principles and leave divisive social issues to the states and church organizations.  We need to contact key republicans and insist that in fighting with the TEA Party be stopped .  We also must contact the TEA Party and and ask them to stick to the three principles for limited government instead of getting tangled up with social issues and giving the opposition bullets.  Some of the social issues have merit but there are often    dasagreements as to how to solve them.


Each of us needs to be an activist because the corporate welfare and poor on welfare are all activist..  At least, we can all contact our representative and senators to tell them that we want real change.  For example balance the budget, cut out waste, and limit spending.  I once heard an old Methodist minister, who had very little say,"Ii you can't  make money reduce your wants." 

CONTACT YOUR CONGRESSMAN

http://www.contactingthecongress.org


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LET US FOCUS ON WHAT BINDS US

I am not a member of either party but you can be a member of either party and still seek limited government. When they ask you  are you Conservative or liberal, respond and say:  I'm neither,  I am for the Constitution.  In reality most folks are not pure conservative or liberal but a mixture.


For example, I might be considered a liberal on abortion because I believe in abortion if the mother's life is truly in danger.   Nowever a liberal who wants partial birth abortions would cal me a conservative.


I support our military 100% some wold call me a conservative war hawk. But I do not believe we should wage war in another country unless the house and senate votes for war and so some wolud call me liberal about this issue.  Of course the commander in chief can strike if a missled is on the way. 


I can go down the list on many issues to show that conserveative or liberal it is not always cut and dried  So we need to tone down the name calling.


By the same token, we camn all agree that we want our leaders to follow the Constitution and want limited small frugal government.

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HOT ISSUE:  WAR SYRIA

Let's Wage War and Ignore Article 8 of the U. S. Constitution.

Some say the Constitution doesn't apply:.

"The president and military have the right to go "war without consent."

"We'll shoot a shot over the bow" with no need for Congress to declare war..

TO SEE THE FULL DISCUSSION HIT "ABOUT" TAB

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IT'S OK TO SPY ON US?

Our next discussion not yet scheduled is Amendment IV of the constitution that guarantees "freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures."

Now we know that The National Security Agency has lied about the extent of spying on citizens all in the name of protecting us.

CONTACT YOUR CONGRESSMAN

http://www.contactingthecongress.org











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