Our biggest threat is our out of control Federal government.
Increasingly, what the Federal government (and the courts included) does is actually in violation of the Constitution. They get away with it because we have weak or corrupt people in places of high office, and We the People are ignorant and ineffective in doing anything about it.
Few people read the Constitution, and of those who do, fewer still actually reflect on how our increasingly all-encompassing Federal Government violates and exceeds its Constitutional authority.
The article below list the powers given to the Federal Government under our Constitution. They are referred to as the Enumerated Powers. The federal government under the Constitution was designed to be limited, and to perform specific tasks necessary for the benefit of the union. It was not empowered to interfere and become the big brother to control or micromanage the inner workings of our nation.
After reading the list of enumerated powers:
· Show me where the federal government has the right to usurp and override the prerogatives of the States and the people in regard to social issues?
· Show me where it says the federal courts have the power to decide issues of marriage, abortion, or interfere in the configuration of state legislatures (other than to assure they remain republics) or a thousand other issues?
· Show me where it empowers the federal government to regulate businesses, agriculture or industry within the states, other than to promote the unhindered exchange of products and services among the states.
· Show me where it says the federal government has the power to create welfare and other subsidy programs for the poor, the rich, businesses and agriculture?
· Show me where the federal government has the right to impose the draconian lock downs and financial giveaways that are further eroding the value of our dollar?
· Show me where it allows Congress to relinquish its authority to regulate the value of moneyand pawn if off on a questionable Federal Reserve that consistently devalues our currency year after year?
Wake up!! The federal government and the self-serving politicians that run it...are far, very far off track from actually adhering to our Constitutiongiving it lip service only.
And only We the People can stop self-serving politicians, corrupt officials, special interests, etc. from using government to empower and enrich themselves at the expense of We the People and our freedoms. But, of course we are not doing that.
And what are we doing about it as the Left, and other power hungry entities plan, scheme and conspire to enslave us so they can enrich us? We do nothing but watch the show, point out the hypocrisy, the devastation, and actually think we are accomplishing anything.
I could list hundreds of issues that confront us, be it border control, gun control, Covid issues, on and on. But if you want to just focus on those hundreds (actually untold thousands) of issueswe will just be trying to stem the tide rather than confront the core issues that are destroying our nation.
The issues have grown, year by year. Initially, it was (1) the sabotaging of Article the First, the apportionment amendment, that eventually led us to the point that our vote to get true representatives had all but been demolished. (2) Then we go the so-called Progressives who wanted to circumvent the amendment process entirely so they could re-engineer and grow government. (3) Then we had the flood (ongoing) of unconstitutional court rulings, laws and agencies at the federal level. (4) Then large corporations learned how to manipulate their will in the political realm. (5) And nowoutright election fraud and corruption.
If we don't deal with these 5 issues listed abovewhile doing what we can on the other issuesthen we will lose this war. And yes, the Left, the globalists, the swamp is at war with our Constitution and freedoms that made America great in the first place.
Thirty Enumerated Powers
Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution is widely cited as being an exhaustive list of Congressional power. But, in reality, there are a total of thirty (up to 35, depending on how they're counted) Congressional powers that are listed throughout the document. Find them here:
· To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;
· To borrow Money on the credit of the United States;
· To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;
· To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;
· To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;
· To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;
· To establish Post Offices and post Roads;
· To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;
· To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;
· To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offences against the Law of Nations;
· To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;
· To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;
· To provide and maintain a Navy;
· To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;
· To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
· To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;
· To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings; And
· To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.
· No State shall, without the Consent of the Congress, lay any Imposts or Duties on Imports or Exports, except what may be absolutely necessary for executing it's inspection Laws:and the net Produce of all Duties and Imposts, laid by any State on Imports or Exports, shall be for the Use of the Treasury of the United States; and all such Laws shall be subject to the Revision and Controul of the Congress.
· The Congress may determine the Time of chusing the Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their Votes; which Day shall be the same throughout the United States.
· In Case of the Removal of the President from Office, or of his Death, Resignation, or Inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of the said Office, the Same shall devolve on the Vice President, and the Congress may by Law provide for the Case of Removal, Death, Resignation or Inability, both of the President and Vice President, declaring what Officer shall then act as President, and such Officer shall act accordingly, until the Disability be removed, or a President shall be elected.
· The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.
· The Trial of all Crimes, except in Cases of Impeachment, shall be by Jury; and such Trial shall be held in the State where the said Crimes shall have been committed; but when not committed within any State, the Trial shall be at such Place or Places as the Congress may by Law have directed.
· The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.
· Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State. And the Congress may by general Laws prescribe the Manner in which such Acts, Records, and Proceedings shall be proved, and the Effect thereof.
· New States may be admitted by the Congress into this Union;
· The Congress shall have Power to dispose of and make all needful Rules and Regulations respecting the Territory or other Property belonging to the United States; and nothing in this Constitution shall be so construed as to Prejudice any Claims of the United States, or of any particular State.
· The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States, or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress.
· The House of Representatives shall chuse their Speaker and other Officers; and shall have the sole Power of Impeachment
Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: And no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.
· The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Places of chusing Senators.