A friend has emailed me, under the subject heading ‘The Constitution’, to the effect that “The Constitution has to be a living document….I can’t imagine that the founders thought it was etched in stone and just become [sic] dogma. I often think of the 2nd amendment….they could not have known of AK-47s when they wrote it….if they had, I’m sure they would have put a clause in there about it… that that is not a right to own them.” My right-off-the-top response:
'You have been hornswoggled by TPTB, who have been trying to eliminate 'the rule of law' in this country - that is to say, its Constitution - for years and years, and make of it "just a damn piece of paper," in the colorful words of Bush Jr. (colorfully known as The Shrub); whose administration was a main player in starting us off in this mess that we are in today, by creating a/the 'War on Terror' that allowed said PTB to get the odious - and unconstitutional - so-called Patriot Act passed through a compliant Congress, which began the Stasi-like surveillance state in this country in spades.
'The Constitution is "a living document" - but not in the way that said PTB have tried to make it out to be. It is a contract, between the several States and the federal government, and it has built into it an amending process - and one not to be entered into lightly, for good reasons; this business of creating a nation being a very serious one, not to be subject to whims of the day, but to serious reflection, involving both Congress and said several States. Shyster-lawyer types have tried to make the Constitution out to be 'a living document' in the way that you have obviously been led to believe in, in order to make that 'amending' process easier to manipulate into being, by simply leaving it up to the personal socio-political proclivities of the judges at any given time - using that personal base as their guiding principle for 'interpretation' of the Constitution, rather than the correct/properly legal use of their powers of 'interpretation' as being according to the original intent of the contract [aka 'strict constructionists'] - and then manipulating their people into those judgeship positions. It is a scammy, sophistic notion, by unscrupulous people - more akin to termites - with malevolent intentions, and it needs to be tossed into the bin, along with such judges, and Law School professors who have taught them to think that way.
'And I need to go out and take care of some business right now, or I might really get my dander up. But just to let you know, in this brief response to your missive, that I take major objection to your off-the-top comment. This nation deserves better of its citizenry than such blithe, and all-too-easily-programmed, thinking.
'Take some of the free online lecture series on the Constitution in particular and American History in general by Hillsdale College. They will set you right. And send warning signals, and a deep sense of concern, through your American being.'
...and my follow-on response just now (hours later):
'I have returned. And have calmed down. A bit. But the memory lingers on…
'You see, I am opinionated. (As if you didn't know; but let me continue.) I am of the opinion that those men who lost their lives on the sitting-duck ships in Pearl Harbor, and those men who answered the call of their country and later slogged their way across the Pacific, and the others who slogged their way across Europe, losing their lives and limbs along the way, did not do so as a way to while the time away; and they are NOT going to have sacrificed in vain. Not if I can have anything to do with it.
'Now. Was WWII orchestrated into being? Yes. The same with the Korean War, and Vietnam, and so forth. (And don’t get me started on 9/11, and those subsequent, and continuing, wars.) Why? For the Orchestrators to gain power, and money. But power above all else. In order to take over the world, and submerge it into their totalitarian New World Order, of Total Control, over The Others. ‘The Others’ being all those cattle who are not of them, and especially those of their bloodlines; all rendering obeisance to Dark forces, and said mentality.
'And who are about to meet their Waterloo.
'But not by giving in to their various maneuvers, to gain said power over us mere mortals.
'As for the Second Amendment. That is to protect the nation from its enemies, both foreign and domestic; and by it, lend an element of Prevention to the proceedings. We the People have a right to howitzers, if need be, to deter aggression against the nation, fend off all potential aggressors.
'Why do you think our homegrown ‘potential aggressors’ have set about to label patriots, Constitutionalists, conservatives, Second Amendment supporters, ‘preppers,’ even Christians as ‘potential domestic terrorists’ - and even now, dropping the ‘potential’ part and just outright describing said patriot types as ‘domestic terrorists’??? [The tactic exemplified by such stalwart leftist outfits as the SPLC.] Because the people who are trying to, and meaning to, take over this country know that there is a war going on: that they are at war with us American ‘unre-educationables’, and need to start neutralizing us, before they pull the plug. Along with their embedded real terrorists, who have been slipping into this country among the illegal aliens, and more recently via the scammy ‘refugee’ scenario. All planned; all accounted for, in their long-anticipated takeover scheme.
'And that’s why I told you, that this nation-building and -maintaining stuff is serious business.'
(And then, as an echo from our mutual past:)
'Was I a Planetary Citizen; for that sort of idea???
'Of the right kind:
'Nations honoring The Individual - as ‘spiritual beings having a human experience’ - and in concert with each other, in high consciousness, making of the world a better place.
'I still think that. And yes, there will be some changes in the world’s configurations, and techniques. But along the lines of the Light side.
'Not of the Dark.
(P.S. My friend had gone on in the email to end it by saying:
“I don’t think they would have approved of wireless wiretapping, or waterboarding either.”
P.S. And then, as if 'the universe' underlining my case; this, this evening:
P.S. And then, as if 'the universe' underlining my case; this, this evening:
article on constitution.com: ’New York State High School Uses Trump, Mussolini, Hitler to Teach Fascism Lesson’ - Andrew West - March 22
“In the case of President Donald Trump, it seems that his opponents are relying only on their unhealthy obsession with history’s greatest villains to defame the leader of the free world.
“As with any other enemy of the left, Trump is apparently Hitler. This is the same ridiculous and tired argument that liberals and democrats make every single time they disagree with a republican politician. If the accusations weren’t so completely predictable, they could possibly carry some weight, but the fact that calling someone “Hitler” in the leftists’ nuclear option, you’d think they’d save it for more important battles.
“But, no. The left is completely happy attempting, over and over again, to tag Trump as a fascist, with no other argument other than their pathetic name-calling.
“Now, one teacher in New York State has taken the unacceptable name-calling of our President to the next level, and is indoctrinating her 10th grade students with an absurdly biased curriculum.
“‘A tenth grade teacher at Saratoga Springs High School led a discussion on the rise of fascism during World War Two by referencing President Trump.
‘“It’s total indoctrination,’ said Melissa, the parent who contacted me. She asked that I not use her last name. ‘It’s not their place to indoctrinate our children. It’s their job to teach the facts. Healthy debate is one thing but this definitely crossed the line.’
“‘The entire lesson plan was posted on the school district’s website. But once I started poking around and asking questions, the lesson was hidden behind a password protected wall.
“’Trump has absolutely no relation to World War Two. There’s no reason why he should be included with Stalin, Mussolini or Hitler,’ the mom said. They are trying to link him to the leaders of that time. That crosses a line.’
“‘Another graphics listed ‘early warning signs of fascism’:
· Obession [sic] with national security
· Religion and government intertwined
· Rampant sexism
· Fraudulent elections
· Obsession with crime and punishment”
“Of course, the absurdity of these claims determines that they will be easily dismissed by level-headed adults. The true issue here, as one parent put it, is the indoctrination of our youth into these haphazard patterns of thought. These malleable teens should be coaxed into forming their own opinions about the world around them and the nation that they live in. They should never be forced into one pattern of thought just because that pattern syncs up with the delusions of their teachers.”
Clever, these collectivists. In this case, obviously of the far Left variety, i.e., communist. This teacher has framed her ‘case’ specifically to the far Left’s bullet-item ’arguments’ with Trump, and the Republicans; deliberately tailored to fit him, and them.
It’s the ‘50s all over again, with the communists having risen from the grave.
But then, that was what the planting and rise of the Usurper was all about…...