Government cannot serve two masters !
By W J Anthony
A wise US Federal Government will not ignore the recent reaction of almost a million American citizens who think it is time for American Government to follow the tenets of the US Constitution. The present petitioning for secession by an astounding number of almost a million Americans presents a response that was foreseen by the founders of this nation when the Declaration of Independence was written in 1776. Various signers of the Declaration expressed their concern that the new Government might be endangered if the Constitution is not followed faithfully.
The words of the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence explained
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”
The growing number of the many thousands of petitioners from all of the 50 states
have demonstrated their concern that the Federal Government has shown itself to have been engaged in “a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, (which) evinces a design to reduce them (the People) under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies (now states), and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government.”
The many petitions, that the many thousands of People have now publicly published, charge that the Federal Government has usurped the powers of the States and abused the People of the States. The violations of authority committed by the Federal Government have been clearly explained and documented by certain members of Congress and by renowned scholars of Government who believe the role of Government must serve the unalienable Rights of the People.
The Americans People have the responsibility to examine what they should do about the violations of the Constitution by the Federal Government. The recent election is over, but the present exercise of the powers of the Federal Government, as an expressed intent of the President, is to personally use the war authority to permit him to kill people without trial and to use America’s war powers to dominate the People of other nations, without the consent of such People. Eventual retaliation by other nations threatens the security of the People of these United States.
It is clear, that many thousands of People have exercised their right to petition the President to resolve the Constitutional grievances that have been presented to the Presidency. The response by the President will determine if the American People can expect the President to comply with the tenets of the Constitution and end the violations that he has committed in his executive orders and his commitment of US Military and Intelligence organizations to illegal and unjust war operations in Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan the Middle East and Africa. Without a reply to the grievances of the People, the necessity to impeach him from office by trial is self-evident.
The Declaration of Independence makes the People of these United States responsible to decide if our Federal Government – the President and/or the Congress – has become destructive of the unalienable Rights of the People. The Declaration states “That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends (unalienable Rights), it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”
The time has come, when we the People have the very important obligation and responsibility to decide if the present form of Federal Government can be altered to become the Government that will truly conform to the tenets of the Constitution.
How will the People choose to alter the Federal Government; will they need a convention to do that? Who will represent each of the States?
Once the changes have been identified by agreement of all the States, who will be responsible to put them into effect?
What will be required to present the changes to the People of each State and obtain their approval of the final enactment of the changes?
What changes will be required for the US Congress to design with legislation that fulfills the intent of the Constitution and the petitioners?
If it becomes the obligation of the People to abolish the present Federal Government, it then becomes the responsibility of the People to institute and establish new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to the People shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
There may be a need to provide an automatic lock that would prevent a future President or Congress from abusing the powers of Government by the un-Constitutional behavior of incumbent employees of Government.
Among the examples of officials who might assume an authority to violate the tenets of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, two examples come to mind:
– A Presidency assumes war powers without the legitimate use of them.
– A Supreme Court judgment is destructive of the unalienable Rights of People.
The thousands of secession petitioners represent a legitimate concern about the Rights of People that are described in the second paragraph of The Declaration of Independence.
If the President ignores the petitions from thousands of People in the 50 States who want to alter the present Government of the United States, then un-Constitutional actions of the Federal Government can be expected to convince the People to abolish the entire Federal Government and construct a new Government that is in accord with the Constitution.
If Congress fails to move for impeachment of the President, will the oaths of the Military – sworn to protect the Constitution – authorize the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Military to protect the Constitution and assume the authority to prosecute the President and save the nation as the United States?
America is at the crossroad of our future!