Does Anyone Know How to Govern?

With all that we have seen occur at the national level over the last, let’s say “50 years,” it became obvious to me that the nation is not being governed by Foundational Principles. I came to this conclusion a long time ago but could not put my finger on it other then what I’ve discussed in my presentation “From Covenant to the Present Constitution (The Tale of Two Constitutions).” Yet that is a complex answer to what I think many are looking for in a simple rational.
With how the national government is acting one has to wonder if anyone knows how to govern? My conclusion is ‘NO’ because they are not functioning as intended under Federalism. As I mention next, we have been functioning as a national constitutional fascist system since 1913. That sounds harsh but, when you look at the discussions of the Federalists and Anti-federalists in comparison to early 20th Century amendments and institutionalization of government. Well, the result is what the Anti-federalist predicted in No. 3, 7 and 9.
Ok, so I’m going to attempt to keep this simple and not the 20,000 words that I could write on this topic. In Particular I’m going to let Madison and several of the other Founders give the details with my, hopefully, slight interjection. Let’s just for a moment look at the turn of events after the Civil War amendment debacle. I’m not going to go retroactive to that point but I will take us back just over 100 years and what I’ve been discussing on my radio program regarding Edward House and his pseudo auto-biography “Philip Dru: Administrator.” Continue reading

To the Governor of Washington: A List of Grievances by We the People

This is exactly how Lesser Magistrates should function!
To the Governor of Washington: A List of Grievances by We the People.
Learn more by studying both the Magdeburg Confession and The Doctrine of the Lesser Magistrates!

November 1, 2014 – Senate, Treaties and International Executive Agreements

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November 1, 2014 – Senate, Treaties and International Executive Agreements

On this broadcast of Samuel Adams Returns – The Anti-federalist Got It Right,  I continue the discussion of how the Senate is now a part of democracy and not the Republic to which it was intended. Then I get into a real sore spot, Treaties and International Executive Agreements. De Tocqueville wrote that if tyranny would engross America, it would a ‘soft despotism” that arose through elected administrators. For over 100 years we have been electing administrators over statesmen, socialism entered into this nation since the early 1800’s and infiltrated the core principles of We the People so that most do not have the concept of what Foundational Liberty is about.
Hence we have had since the 1930’s International Executive Agreements at a ratio of almost 20:1 over treaties that have established that ‘soft despotism’ and stripped us of our individual and national sovereignty, making us serfs in the globalist dream.

Brutus VI – What about States Rights?

Brutus VI

27 December 1787
Key elements for the modern Citizenry to consider that is addressed in this letter regarding the Constitution as submitted to the states in 1787. Some of these elements are future looking, to the present, where as others are in continuum for as long as there are States.
Questions to be answered:
• Will the general government absorb the states?
• What of states rights?
• Does the general government have sufficient provisions to guard against misuse or abuse of power?
• Will the taxing authority of the general government take away what is needed within the states to execute their internal affairs?

Key Points:
1. The powers given to the legislator have no other limitation than the discretion of the Congress.
2. The “necessary and proper” clause will allow the legislature to do as they please.
3. The states taxing power is subservient to the general government such that in the future, the states cannot fund their activities and “the state governments will be dependent on the will of the general government for their existence.”
4. Through law and taxation the general government will establish agents and enforcers to execute the collection of taxes and penalties such that “… but it will not be many years before they will have a revenue, and force, at their command, which will place them above any apprehensions on that score.” Thereby usurping the rights of the people by use of force.
5. The constitution gives taxing power on every aspect of life such as:

a. “Cider (distilled alcohols and wines)

i. “… necessary to license the mills, which are to make this liquor,

b. “Porter, ale, and all kinds of malt-liquors

i. “… to regulate the manufactory of these,

ii. “… Every brewery must then be licensed
iii. “… officers appointed, to take account of its product, and to secure
the payment of the duty, or excise, before it is sold.”

c. It will wait upon the ladies at their toilett, and will not leave them in any of their domestic concerns…

d. … will enter the house of every gentleman, watch over his cellar, wait upon his cook in the kitchen, follow the servants into the parlour, preside over the table, and note down all he eats or drinks …

e. … it will take cognizance of the professional man in his office or his store …

f. it will follow the mechanic to his shop, and in his work,

g. it will be a constant companion of the industrious farmer in all his labour,

h. it will penetrate into the most obscure cottage; and

i. finally, it will light upon the head of every person in the United States.

6. Argues that the “general welfare” clause is nebulous and that, “It will then be matter of opinion, what tends to the general welfare; and the Congress will be the only judges in the matter. To provide for the general welfare, is an abstract proposition…”
7. The expectation for the elected would be “For every man, rulers as well as others, are bound by the immutable laws of God and reason, always to will what is right.”
8. The fear of Brutus is: “… The government would always say, their measures were designed and calculated to promote the public good; and there being no judge between them and the people, the rulers themselves must, and would always, judge for themselves.”
9. Finally, that the states have the same ability to take care of their needs to govern by independently have the financial resources to do so.

Full Text of Brutus VI

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