Sadly, It’s Over

A “ONCE-GRAND EXPERIMENT”

by Michael Gaddy, ©2017, blogging at The Rebel Madman

(Jun. 22, 2017) — As hard as it is for me to say, and as hard as it has been for me to face the reality of it all, this once grand experiment in Liberty, without some form of divine intervention, is over. The grand old idea of individual freedom and what Thomas Jefferson once defined as Rightful Liberty has long since passed. But, who is to blame, you ask; the very same folks this government was once designed to protect, none other than “We the People.”

Two events within the past week has brought home to me the hard reality of the above. First, I had the opportunity to attend a large function involving members of the State Bar Association. After that event, I was fortunate to engage a preeminent figure in the practice of law in a philosophical discussion of our Constitution and Bill of Rights. In the beginning of our discussion, our focus was on property rights and how that equated to freedom. Later in this discussion, this brilliant legal mind mentioned how the 14th Amendment changed, in his mind, the perception of how private property and citizenship were viewed legally. I quickly spoke up and stated “but the 14th Amendment was never properly ratified according to the demands of Article V of our Constitution.” This learned attorney’s answer was “well that is the ultra-conservative view.” Another attorney listening to our exchange chimed in with “good luck getting any judge to admit to that.”

Apparently, to adhere to the strict principles of our Constitution is to assume the status of “ultra-conservative” as opposed to the myriad of garden variety conservatives in this country who really don’t care if our lives and our liberty are being whittled away by an amendment to our Constitution which should be null and void on its face.

The statement, which by all accounts is factual, that one could never get a judge, at any level to admit the 14th Amendment was never properly ratified is a curse on the legal profession as much as it is society in general for they have a continuing opportunity, and a sworn duty, to challenge this wrong in the halls of justice.

All attorneys and judges take a solemn oath to uphold and defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. Any attorney, or judge, who will not defend our Constitution against the usurpations of an amendment which should be null and void because it does not adhere strictly to the provisions provided in that document are not adhering to their oaths. Those who would cite that amendment in any legal opinion could arguably be called “domestic enemies” to that Constitution.

Are we in this current mess partially because we simply accept the right of the government to dictate policy based on amendments that were never properly ratified by the people? Where does this end and how are the people to be protected from a gradual decline into abject tyranny?

The second event that brought me to this point of despair occurred on social media. Someone had posted stating the date they had entered military service and also mentioned the oath they had taken upon becoming a member of this country’s armed forces. I posted and asked the question reference what was to be done if the orders of the president or an officer appointed over you violated the Constitution which was the primary item listed in the oath.

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3 Responses to "Sadly, It’s Over"

  1. Chief New Leaf   Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 3:01 AM

    The American Indian learned long ago that the Constitution is only enforced when it benefits a certain group of people, people such as the likes of Ted Kennedy, a colossal hypocrite if there ever was one, and others who commit crimes and, as Lois Lerner did, just get up and walk out, untouched by the same laws that would get you and me jailed in a New York minute.
    If anyone would even suggest the assassination of Obama in 2009 the FBI and the Secret Service would have the culprit behind bars before sundown.
    Not so today. Today the FBI and all the others are but a sick joke perpetuated on the American taxpayer.
    There would be no immigration (illegal) “problem” had our immigration laws been enforced to start with.
    We arrest child molesters and then release them so they can do it over and over again.
    Used to be a time when murderers, rapists and child molesters were executed.
    Used to be a time when our armed forces were composed of the “citizen soldier” via the draft.
    Used to be a time when the law applied to everyone equally.
    Not so today: Lois Lerner and Hillary aren’t in jail and Obama isn’t rotting his worthless life in a cage down in GITMO, now are they?
    County’s gone to hell in a hand basket.
    Mexican Nationals murder our citizens with impunity because our treaty with Mexico says we will not execute their citizens even if they kidnap your daughter, torture, and rape and murder her.
    It’s no wonder why we’re going the way of all the other species on our planet that’ve gone extinct.
    We’ve soiled our cage and now we must pay the Piper.
    Is that a fact?
    Afraid so. Just look around you: we’re wallowing in a sea of ignorance: lovers of Socialism and burkas everywhere and the cops look the other way while the drugs are being sold on the corner. And why not? What’s the point? One cop or a thousand isn’t going to solve the problems of the Welfare State.
    Guys on State Assistance shooting-up everyday: our tax dollars at work. Send every one of them to Boot Camp.
    But we don’t have what it takes. We used to.
    The American Indian told you all long ago not to pollute the water and you’ve ended-up polluting your minds. Just listen to the mindless nonsense spewing from those that parrot the thoughts of others from Hollywood, and then it’s played over and over again on CNN and MSNBC as if, as if what?
    More lies? Is that what we need as we slide beyond purgatory into The Gates?

  2. jim delaney   Friday, June 23, 2017 at 2:45 PM

    Well said, Sir. Your clear-thinking post was refreshing.
    It is manifestly obvious that our self-destruction as a union is at hand. Why? There are a sufficient number of patriots and constitutionalists (one in the same to me) who understand that the terrible foundational damage wrought by years of toxic Progressive subversion has created an unsustainable cultural/ideological division in this country. Their 150+year campaign to destroy the underpinnings of our once venerable constitutional republic based upon dual authority and rule of law has been spectacularly successful. (In truth, the success of “Lincoln’s War” on the Jeffersonian Confederate States of America marked the beginning of our self-destruction and it’s been on a downward spiral into tyranny ever since. TR, Wilson and the Roosevelts accelerated the pace of our self-destruction.)

    I can only say that I am extremely happy that the 10th Amendment was properly adopted, for in that amendment lies patriots’ salvation from this irreconcilable division. Those powers not specifically delegated by the States to the federal government or specifically prohibited to the States are vested in the States and the People, secession being one of those many powers reserved to the States.

    I covered this extensively in my book, “A Patriot’s Call to Action”, and I am pleased to see someone else understands and appreciates the wisdom of our founders.

    Thank you.

  3. Cort Wrotnowski   Friday, June 23, 2017 at 11:34 AM

    I hear what he is saying. It just adds to the need to keep fighting for restoration of our constitutional principles.

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