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Politicians Must Support and Defend the Constitution or Else December 12, 2007

Posted by Daniel Downs in congressional powers, Constitution, economics, freedom, health care, national security, No Child Left Behind (NCLB), oath of office, politics, power, SCHIP, secularism, Separation of Church and State, socialism, welfare.

“The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the members of the several state legislatures, and all executive and judicial officers, both of the United States and of the several states, shall be bound by oath or affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.” (U.S. Constitution, Article VI)

If all members of Congress are under oath to support the Constitution, then it is right for Americans to assume the right to remove from office those who violate it. Americans are empowered with three means of dealing with lawmakers who demonstrate disregard for law and rights. In order to decisively and swiftly eliminate from office Senators or Representatives who seek to eliminate the only sure guarantee of freedom, a majority of Americans may demand the resignation of one or all lawmakers guilty of such a great evil. Americans can demand impeachment either by act of Congress or possibly by referendum. Americans also may seek to wait for the next election not to vote for violators of the law and to demand the repeal of unconstitutional laws.

If we allow politicians to breach the limits of the Constitutional for welfare handouts, national security, or any other seemingly good program, we become a society of stupid pawns enslaved to the arbitrary power of those who careless about our freedom, our independence, our well-being, or our future good. The biggest bribe by the most resourced special interest group become master and the rest of us become their ignoramuses. One need only remember secularist descriptions of many intelligent design scientists, lawyers, health care professionals, and preachers—many of whom have doctoral degrees in their respective fields—to know how true this actually is. Regardless whether ID should be included in educational curriculum, highly qualified scientists are regarded as ignoramuses only because their research and conclusions fail to conform to the dictators of modern science. The same is also true current legal issues.

In my previous article No Child Left Behind Is Un-American Education, I demonstrated how the latest version of Elementary and Secondary Education Act (NCLB) is unconstitutional as is the secularist belief Separation of Church and State, which is still being pontificated by the Supreme Court and policed by the ACLU as if it were actually Constitutional law—it most certainly is not. If you think I’m an ignorant crank, then I challenge you to read and research the book entitled The Separation of Church and State by legal scholar Philip Hamburger. Separation and NCLB are not the only federal laws that violate the limits of the Constitution. Sexual orientation and same-sex marriage laws are blatant violations of Constitutional law and Civil Rights law. Bad behavior has no rights guaranteed by the Constitution. With no rights to practice their sexual behaviors, no legitimate law can exist. Race and gender is not a behavior, but aberrant sex is a behavior. Because it is, equality under the law does not exist. Certain labor laws are also breaches of the Constitution. One such law is giving time off to women because of pregnancies. That is okay if it is voluntary, but forcing employers to accommodate disruptive behaviors costing businesses by law is not a matter of equality but a violation of business owners’ First Amendment right of association.

The most important health care issue of all time is whether the federal government has any right to preside over our health care. I find no enumerated right given to Washington to make any law whatsoever concerning health care. Like NCLB, gay rights, and church-state separation, federal lawmakers breach the limits of the Constitution though health care legislation. Secularist liberals believe they were given a mandate by their voters to create universal health care. The problem is Americans cannot give such a mandate without the Constitution giving that right and power. No such enumerated power exists. Like all welfare programs, Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP are programs of socialist economics. It is a secularist agenda rooted outside and in opposition to the natural law Constitution. According to scholars like Benjamin F. Wright, Charles, Mullet, Edward Corwin, and Donald Lutz, the fundamental law of all American constitutions is natural law. The basis of natural law is God’s moral law and reason. That is why liberals were so irate about Bush’s faith-based program. Federal health care programs may be justified by the clause in Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution, which states that Congress has the right to raises taxes for the general welfare of the United States. However, this clause does not appear to mean the economic right of every individual citizen or every state. Rather it means that taxes can be raised for the fulfillment of all enumerate rights and obligations and not just for defense. Because of the strings attached, SCHIP oversteps legal boundaries of constitutional law. Washington politicians are gaining complete control over America’s health care the same way it is public education. When the feds give states money, states are obligated to do whatever the feds require. By succumbing to the federal power play, states politicians are allowing the federal government to strip away all of our rights and freedoms.

There is a better way to live and prosper without throwing away the Constitution. Actually, force all politicians in Washington and in our states to support the Constitution. If they will not, then we must use our collective power to remove them from ruling over us.

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