Thursday, February 4, 2010

Which are you?

If we're to take back this great republic, reset our understanding of our nation to that of our founders and maintain a state of integrity in our elected officials, we must be ever vigilant and EDUCATED!

There are 6 commonly accepted interpretive style definitions for reading and understanding our Constitution. Which are you? To answer the question, you'll have to do some research. Don't worry... it's not too painful. And it's only AMERICA AT STAKE!!!

  1. Contextualist
  2. Facial contextualism
  3. Historical contextualism
  4. Doctrinalist
  5. Developmentalist
  6. Structuralist
  7. Originalist
  8. Textualist/strict-Constructionist

Furthermore, something we must always be weary & watchful of are "activist" judges and judicial activism in general. There's another 6 dimensions available to describe the different activist frameworks. Do any of these resonate with you? Have you witnessed anything similar?

  1. Majoritarianism
  2. Interpretive Stability
  3. Interpretive Fidelity
  4. Substance/Democratic process
  5. Specificity of Policy
  6. Availability of an Alternate Policymaker

Continental Congress 2009

We must study our history

Though commonplace to subscribe to the "no matter where you're at, there you are" perspective, you must know where you have been to chart where you are going. To that end, we must study our constitution. We must understand and appreciate what it means to live in and contribute to a functioning republic. When we leave it in the hands of others to define our constitution and govern in accordance, we then deserve any and every distortion and misinterpretation. By extension, we become unworthy of this grand republic. We're no longer responsible stewards of the privileges and rights outlined in the world's greatest political document.

I would strongly suggest anyone with the least bit of concern for our nation & the continuation of our system read & study The Federalist Papers.

Per www.foundingfathers.info, "the Federalist Papers consist of 85 essays outlining how this new government would operate and why this type of government was the best choice for the United States of America." From whom, or from what more qualified source, would we endeavor to learn the true intentions of the founding fathers? From their pens to your brains.

How Lucky It Is for Our Politicians That Americans Do Not Think (written by a REAL Constitutional attorney)

By John W. Whitehead
1/29/2010

“A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.”—Edward R. Murrow
“How lucky it is for rulers,” Adolf Hitler once said, “that men cannot think.” The horrors that followed in Nazi Germany might have been easier to explain if Hitler had been right. But the problem is not so much that people cannot think but that they do not think. Or if they do think, as in the case of the German people, that thinking becomes muddled and easily led.

Hitler’s meteoric rise to power, with the support of the German people, is a case in point. On January 30, 1933, Hitler was appointed chancellor of Germany in full accordance with the country’s legal and constitutional principles. When President Paul von Hindenburg died the following year, Hitler assumed the office of president, as well as that of chancellor, but he preferred to use the title Der F├╝ehrer (the leader) to describe himself. This new move was approved in a general election in which Hitler garnered 88 percent of the votes cast.

We must save ourselves...

Are you brave enough to read the Articles of Freedom and sign a pledge to adhere to them? Too many fought & died for this country to allow it to be steamrolled by this insane progressive movement. We must... we MUST... honor their sacrifices and our obligations as citizens! This is the singularly most successful & free nation in the history of this planet. Would you trade your liberties for the comfort of your complacency?

"He who would trade liberty for some temporary security, deserves neither liberty nor security." ~Benjamin Franklin

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