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Comments on the Constution and Bill of Rights
October 3, 2011
Contrary to what you may believe, the Constitution is not the Supreme Law of the Land. Before the Constitution could be ratified the proponents of its ratification agreed to add a Bill of Rights in order to gain the support of the Anti-Federalists. The main body of the Constitution is a contract between the states and the central government. The states by virtue of the fact that they created the central government were to have an employer-employee relationship with the central government. The state and the central government were both created by the people and we gave them the authority to rule by the consent of the governed. Our Creator bestowed upon us unalienable rights and "We the People" bestowed upon our government the privilieges enumerated in the Constitution. Since the source of governmental power comes from the people, it is our right to revoke their privileges whenever we feel it necessary to do so.
Instead of having our elected officials swear an Oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution, they should be taking an Oath to preserve, protect and defend the Bill of Rights.
In the Declaration of Independence it states that "We the People" have both a right and a duty to alter of abolish our government if it becomes overly abusive. We can living as subjects or we take responsibilty return to the principles upon which our nation was founded.
The system is broken because "We the People" have been negligent in our duties. Our elected officials have been violating our rights and lining their pockets with our money for years and unless we hold them accountable they will continue acquiring great wealth at the expense of the people that they were elected to serve.
Unless we have faith and courage, and our willing to take action we can not and do not deserve to live in the land of the FREE.
The Bill of Rights was intended to limit the ability of Congress to twist the meaning of the Constitution in order to abuse and control the people. The Bill of Rights is the trump card that was designed to keep the government in check. If the Constitution, which is a contract with the states takes precidents over the Bill of Rights which is a contract with the people, it follows that the will of the states is more important than the will of the people..
The Constitution has been used to control the people while the Bill of Rights was written to control the Constitution and prevent the government from usurping the life, liberty and the property of he people.
Constitution as Ratified by the States
December 15, 1791
Congress of the United States
Begun and held at the City of New York, on Wednesday the Fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine
THE Conventions of a number of the States having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best insure the beneficent ends of its institution RESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, two thirds of both Houses concurring, that the following Articles be proposed to the Legislatures of the several States, as Amendments to the Constitution of the United States, all or any of which Articles, when ratified by three fourths of the said Legislatures, to be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of the said Constitution; viz.: ARTICLES in addition to, and Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, proposed by Congress, and ratified by the Legislatures of the several States, pursuant to the fifth Article of the original Constitution.
Since the Constitution and the Bill of Rights each has its own Preamble does that mean that the Constitution and the Bill of Rights are separate documents or does it mean that they are one document with two Preambles?
The Constitution is a contract consisting of seven Articles, while the Bill of Rights is a contract consisting of 10 Articles. Both of these contracts have a separate and distinct purpose. Both contracts must be honored in order to prevent the central government from abusing the rights of the states and the people.
When elected officials take the Oath to preserve the Constitution, they are making are making a commitment preserve, protect and defend the rights of the states. If an elected officials were to take an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Bill of Rights they would be making a commitment to preserve, protect and defend the rights of the people.
I smell a Rat
Of the fifty-five men that signed the Declaration of Independence thirty-nine of them were still living but were not invited to attend the Constitutional Convention in 1787. Only six of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were selected as delegates to the Constitutional Convention.
Five of the seven men that served as President of the Continental Congress and six of the seven men that served as the President under the Articles of Confederation were also available to serve but were not invited or if they were invited they declined to attend.
Why were the most recognizable patriots in the land denied the opportunity to participate in the Constitutional Convention?
Could it be that the proponents of the Constitution wanted to stack the convention with delegates that supported them in their desire to create much stronger central government?
The Constitution organized a new government and created many new jobs that needed to be filled. Out of the thirty-nine men that signed the Constitution only two did not go on to serve in one of the newly created branches of government.
When asked about what was happening in 1787, Patrick Henry said “I smell a rat”.
Who were the framers of the US Constitution?
The occupation of the Framers of the Constitution reveals great deal about the men and their personal motivations for ratifying the Constitution. The men at the men convention were all white. male property owners and 34 of the 55 delegates were lawyers. Most of the participants in the drafting of the Constitution were wealthy in fact Robert Morris and George Washington were two of the richest men in America at that time. Practically all of the men were both highly educated as well as religious.http://www.usconstitution.net/