This is the first of an ongoing series  published in a Texas magazine originally Posted here by Susan on August 19, 2015.

Consider July 4th, our 239th anniversary of the united States of America, Fore-Father’s  Day.   So on the 4th day of July, I choose to review what they wrote to create our democratic republic.  “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the united states of America.” Source:  Many people are unaware that Senators used to be appointed by a state’s legislature.  What always rings true to me is “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 is every living being to me and excludes fiat (on paper,) people i.e. corporations or the error made to give them the same rights as living beings in the Citizen’s United case.  Hmmm, corporations and companies existed when the Constitution was written and seems to me they were excluded from these self-evident truths of our rights.  What do you think?

Moving along to money, here’s another nice item listed among the rights of the Federal Government:  “To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;”  Anyone know why we have indebted our people to a private central bank when we were given explicit directions to coin and regulate our own money?  Our forefathers knew that the best way to protect citizen’s freedoms was to keep the money printing/creation directly accountable to the people.  I believe that means NO PRIVATE CENTRAL BANK  is to control our currency and economy.  Such as the Federal Reserve Bank that was purportedly created during Wilson’s tenure right at the Congressional winter break of December 1913.


Here’s a doozie:  “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;” 

What I consider to be the three main duties of the Federal government that are critical to our people are to Protect our Borders.  That is first and foremost,  as it protects We, The People.  Building fences do little if anything to protect our borders.  The National Guard can always help the underfunded and understaffed Border Patrol.  Oh, wait, many National Guard Reserve troops were sent overseas.  Perhaps  we need to clarify the term National Guard to our government?  Based upon the issues facing border states with violence creeping onto our citizens properties, this is an F grade.  Regulating Interstate Commerce was supposed to keep trade fair among the states or at least that is my thought on that one.  The Blue Bell situation is disconcerting.   I suspect they will be taken over by a foreign national, like Dannon.  Could it be that they were possibly put in this position to facilitate that eventuality?  Who  knows.  More people die from a single prescription drug annually, and I do feel for their families, than occurred here and yet do we see a major media campaign and recall? And another failing grade in this department.  Foreign Relations is abysmal.  The depleted uranium munitions used in the Middle East and elsewhere have caused millions of deaths of people, (I believe the politically correct term is ‘collateral damage ).    Those who remain inhabit a radioactive environment where the land, building remains, and water are contaminated.  The cancer and other devastating health issues have skyrocketed and mutations are occurring in Southern Iraq  and elsewhere.  Oh no, another fail! 

So on to the Bill of Rights where a lot has been occurring over the years to ‘amend’ it.  For example, did you know that there are now designated areas for protesting at many major political events?  They are far off the beaten path at most visible ones, and rarely see much, if any media attention.  Regardless of one’s position on the Anonymous and other’s Banking Protest, it was highly distressing to see the police go in under the cover of darkness to roust the public out.  Every city that had camp in’s to protest the economic abuse that had and was occurring had their dispersal done at night.  Having met some who had participated, they were suspicious that paid rabble rousers had showed up long after it was organized and independently started causing issues with bad behaviours.

The Right to Bear Arms is a must for any country’s people to remain liberated.    I guess I missed the part about having to register them with the government in the Constitution.  I am all for gun safety training so that those choosing to bear arms understand them.  All open carry is to me, is a way to make visible those who may have issues with their government, a good way to ‘keep an eye’ on who that is, so be advised.

Our County Sheriff’s  have the most authority.   So please ensure that you pay close attention to who holds that office AND encourage people with knowledge and integrity to run for those offices.  As we all know, life changes and we never know when it is coming.  Therefore we must be able to trust whomever holds that office.

Our Constitution also states under the Executive Branch information this which must always be held to the highest standard:  “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.” 

There are many more and my word limit has nearly been reached.  It has been enjoyable writing about our founding document.  Let Bob know if you want me to continue with the Bill of Rights and/or more on the Constitution for next month. 

As Thomas Jefferson said, “The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.”

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Comment by George W. Reichel on August 19, 2015 at 8:12

I like it

Comment by Susan on August 19, 2015 at 7:25

This is put up on this blog with the permission of the author of this article who wishes to remain anonymous.

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