By: TLB Contributor: David Zuniga
Can Americans Stop the Cartels? (Part 2)
In our Constitution, We The People empower Congress to make laws within its federal aegis. But most Americans are oblivious to the bedrock fact in American civics:
We The People created our supreme law and through it, we created government. All of government is under the Constitution, and We The People are sovereigns over it. We The People created, defined, and severely limited our servant congresses, presidents, and supreme courts.
However tyrannical and frightening they may appear, these are our servants, strictly constrained by the supreme law.
The key to America’s future is that if enforced, the U.S. Constitution can restore in our generation the liberty that our forefathers enjoyed for 72 years after its ratification.
Politics is Powerless Against the Cartels
As any Mexican, Russian, or Italian can attest: politics cannot arrest crime cartels because politics is the cartels’ public relations vehicle. They buy corrupt politicians as you would buy an advertising campaign! No politician or political party will restore our rule of law because the cartels own all three branches of our servant government, plus the regulatory bodies that Congress creates and oversees.
After 150 years of cartel hijacking, the long knives are out and we are under total cartel control. This constitutional crisis is now as precipitous as the one facing the people of Mexico, who are ‘expatriating’ as quickly as they can to these United States.
In the same way, Americans in record numbers are expatriating to every conceivable paradise and backwater on earth, to escape the growing Leviathan state whose tentacles spread from Washington D.C. to every toilet, light bulb, and doctor’s examining room in America.
Most of us refuse to flee this great republic. We either put on a false smile as we live out this Orwellian nightmare, or spend half our day complaining to friends or co-workers, yet never doing a thing to improve matters. We can do better than this.
Productive Americans who honor our Constitution agree about the problem. But since ratification of the Constitution, each time the cartels passed a law that stole our liberty or skimmed our bank accounts, solutions have been proposed. These are the major ones:
1) Armed revolution
2) Secession (single-state or a confederation)
3) Nullification by each state, of each illegitimate law and regulation
4) A third political party
5) Anarchy (abolish all government)
6) TEA Party: endless succession of rallies, costumes, posters, banners
7) Americans for Prosperity, Heritage Foundation, CATO Institute, et al
8) Amend the Constitution in convention (‘ConCon’)
9) A shadow government or coup on Washington D.C.
In this installment, we will consider the first five of these proposed solutions to stop the cartels.
This was not a biblical thing to do, but Jefferson’s eloquent Declaration of Independence asserted that our forefathers had exhausted all other options.
Now we have a Constitution – the acknowledged ‘supreme Law of the Land’ by which We The People and our sovereign States retain almost every imaginable power over our lives, delegating only 17 powers to our servants. Six generations after our servants stole everything in our house and locked us out, some suggest we take to arms in the streets.
The Constitution (Article I, Section 8, Clause 15) stipulates that one duty of the Citizen Militia is “to suppress Insurrections”. As a member of my local Militia, my duty would be to stop those who seek armed insurrection even if I agree with their goal. We don’t violate the Constitution to stop our servants from violating it.
There is almost no chance that any state will ever secede. God bless the few hundred (few thousand?) families that have relocated to New Hampshire in the ‘Free State Project’, but New Hampshire residents are still under federal laws, regulations, and predation by countless agencies.
Here in Texas, secession is a popular idea as well. A few million Texans would love to see our former independent Republic go our own way again. But our state population exceeds 26 million and growing – as we say in these parts, that dog won’t hunt.
I will not touch on the secession of the Confederacy and Washington D.C.’s answer, which I accurately call the War to Enslave the States; I have covered that ground in past articles. Suffice to say, secession is tactical folly against a stronger enemy. It is also politically impossible, as Canadians can attest. Even in the tiny West Indies confederacy of St. Kitts and Nevis, whose Constitution includes a right of secession, passionate citizens of Nevis seeking to secede have repeatedly failed at the ballot box.
Nullification is the process first proposed by Thomas Jefferson. When a state’s residents disagree with a new federal law, a state’s legislature passes nullification resolutions or statutes to block it in that state. I suppose if my Texas Legislature could nullify the 75% of federal agencies, bureaus, departments, programs, projects, and regulations that violate the U.S. Constitution, I might support the idea.
Until a better alternative is in operation, I support seeking to enforce the 10th Amendment through nullification actions by the individual states. But long-term, it is a bad idea. First, it is terribly inefficient for each state to spend its citizens’ time and money in a new rear-guard action every time Congress violates the law. It’s ineffective, too; installing a security fence around one home in a high crime neighborhood does nothing to protect all other homes in the area. Nullification would eventually create a hodgepodge of constitutional application across the republic.
A Third Party
To believe that a new political party can restore rule of law is naivete of the first order. No political party has ever repaired our Constitution; on the contrary, the cartels invented the two-party theater (as we explained in this article), and will never allow a third party at the table. As George Washington explained in his Farewell Address, referring to political parties,
However they may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.
George Washington described the cartels perfectly, explaining eight generations ago that partisan politics would subvert and destroy the very people that made it powerful. Anyone in the GOP or Democrat base can vouch for this!
Of all principles of political economy, anarchy is most foolish. It refuses to acknowledge human nature and the lessons of history. Law of the jungle cannot replace rule of law.
Five down, five to go. If you missed the first article in this series, read it here. In our third and final installment, we assess the last five major proposed solutions to end America’s 150-year hijacking by the cartels. We will demonstrate that the tenth proposed solution is the only lawful, practical, powerful, permanent weapon to end the rule of cartels in these United States.
Can Americans Stop the Cartels? (Part 3)
In Part 1 of this series we presented basic American civics. In Part 2, we critiqued the first five of ten proposed solutions to stop cartel rule over Washington D.C., ending the 150-year-long hijacking of our Constitution and counterfeiting of our money.
In this final article in the series we complete our critique, assessing the last five proposed solutions.
The TEA Party
As we explained in this recent article, the five-year-long tea party evokes the pathos of a Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary concert ( pathos is pity, sympathy, or sorrow). It is indeed pitiful to witness today’s abysmal ignorance of our unique Constitution and of the power it confers – and duty it demands – of the citizen. Five years of patriotic rallies with costumes, posters, and banners is just sad. As explained in the preceding article, electoral politics can never substitute for law enforcement.
Rallies and mob actions are theater. They emasculate the American militiaman-patriot demanded by our Constitution. In this past article, I explained how the Conservative Talk industry wreaks the same destruction, transmogrifying the responsible sovereign required by our Constitution, into an inert audience member. Worse than merely pathetic – we have met the enemy, and he is us!
Conservative Think Tanks and Nonprofits
Line up America’s 501c3 industry players from nose to tail, to the moon and back, beginning with pathetic, impotent American pastors. Include the array of political PACs and ‘think tanks’: NRA, Americans for Prosperity, Heritage Foundation, CATO Institute, Hillsdale College, and the countless others that fill your in-box and your mail box every week. Clutter. Despite their persistent, compelling pitches for support, non-profits have reversed zero federal usurpations that are taking life, liberty, and rule of law.
A Constitutional Convention
A lively and occasionally acrimonious argument has been taking place among patriotic Americans for the past several years. In one corner is Dr. Tom Woods and his allies at The Tenth Amendment Center, arguing for nullification. In the other corner is radio celebrity Mark Levin and his retinue of conservatives, libertarians, anarchists, and liberals beating the ConCon drums.
Whatever constitutional or tactical case can be made against an Article V convention – or the threat of opening a liberal Pandora’s Box – common sense speaks the loudest: our servants have grossly violated the existing Constitution for five generations, and you want me to believe they will obey a new one?
A Coup and/or Shadow Government
As I write this, dangerously misguided Christian patriots are planning a May 16 ‘peaceful’ coup in Washington D.C. – some version of the mayhem in Egypt, Venezuela, the Ukraine, and elsewhere. As explained in this article, a coup in Washington D.C. is as unconstitutional – and as destructive to America’s ethos – as Obamanation. In the opening chapter of my book This Bloodless Liberty, I explain that Obama is the messy end of American communism, not its beginning. In this Lincoln’s Birthday article, we present four books that outline Marxism’s birth in America over 150 years ago – a fact of history covered up by government schools for generations.
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The technology revolution is staggering — yet, we still live in the Nineteenth Century with electoral theater in place of robust self-government!
By law, we are to be responsible sovereign citizens over public servants; this is stipulated in the U.S. Constitution. Yet we don’t do it because we have not repented sincerely. Thus, we have not recognized the cage in which the cartels have kept us for five generations. By God’s grace, this is about to change.
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Some Days, the World Just Changes
We are witnessing one of the most unstable periods in history, but God has uniquely blessed Americans to show a way forward. History often illustrates that some days, the world just changes.
In constitutional law, the world witnessed such a day exactly one thousand years ago (February, 1014 A.D.) when the Anglo Saxon people achieved their Compact of Ethelred. Again on June 15, 1215 A.D. in the English barons’ Magna Charta with King John, the world just changed. The same thread of constitutional law surfaced on July 4, 1776 with our Declaration of Independence, which was followed by our Articles of Confederation and the early state constitutions. Then, the oldest extant constitution of a country was born in the summer of 1787 in Philadelphia, then made law by the ratifying States in 1789.
Yes, Americans Can Beat the Cartels
We have explained in earlier articles that personal repentance is the prerequisite to American restoration. But those of us with repentant hearts see a very strange thing: over 220 million adults demand every conceivable app on their smartphones, while settling for 19th century political theater controlling our lives, fortunes, and future. Amazing.
The oldest, most magnificent surviving written constitution has never been enforced. Now, after 150 years under control of ruthless cartels, America teeters on the brink of self-destruction.
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