“I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same: that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter”.
There are now 20 States that have drafted Bills that state essentially that enough of violating the Constitution authority of the Presidency and Congress has occurred in the first month of President Obama’s administration, that they have conclude he and Congress is violation OUR Constitution!
There have always been political pressures on the courts to read nonexistent things into the Constitution. After President Franklin Roosevelt attempted to pack the Court to obtain approval for his “New Deal” excesses, the Court did not allow much of the new regulation and reinterpreted the commerce clause far beyond the original text. This abuse of the commerce clause over the last 75 years is the source of many of today’s economic problems.
In recent years, as the court’s makeup has changed, there has been a slow drift back toward interpreting the Constitution on the basis of the original text and/or what appears to be original intent. Those who are unhappy with this decision, rather than following proper procedures to amend the Constitution, now argue that judges should be appointed who will interpret the Constitution in light of “today’s circumstances” and their own preferences and outcomes. Advocates of the “living constitution” frequently advocate the addition of “active rights,” such as the right to a home, free medical care, etc., as contrasted with “passive rights,” such as freedom of speech, religion, press, assembly, the right to bear arms, etc.
“Active rights” force one person to provide for, or subsidize, another person, unlike “passive rights” which do not diminish another’s liberty. If you think the “government” should pay for your medical insurance, you are advocating that some other person should pay your bills. . . .
America’s founding fathers clearly understood the dangers of “active rights,” which is why they kept them out of the Constitution. The American Republic can correct the occasional abuse of the Constitution, such as the bank bailout legislation, but it may not survive the wholesale ignoring of the original text by allowing judges to suddenly create “active rights.” Source:Constitutional Law Blog
The Constitution established a union of united sovereign States, that agreed to hand over an explicit list of powers to the federal government. The federal government was not given a monopoly on the interpretation of the Constitution. The States have every right to ignore and nullify any federal law that they feel is in violation of the Constitution. Such State actions were widely understood, and carried out before Lincoln’s war against Southern Independence.
The passage of the Stimulus Bill is a reckless and illegal act and should therefore be rescinded by the Supreme Court and nullified by the States.
SOURCE: AMERICANS FOR THE CONSTITUTION
The Democrats finally made the bill’s language available around 11 p.m. Thursday, approximately 10 hours before members meet Friday to consider the bill and 38 hours short of the time promised Americans to review the bill. THIS IS A change THAT MAY DESTROY AMERICA!