In a world where the Constitution has been turned on its head, the concept of individual liberty has evolved into unlimited submission. Frank Miele explains:
Hear ye, hear ye:
â€œResolved, that the several States composing the United States of America, are not united on the principles of unlimited submission to their General Government; … that whensoever the General Government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force…â€
Do you agree?
Or do you think it is crazy for states and individuals to reject unlimited submission to the federal government?
Certainly, in the wake of a new law that orders American citizens to surrender their right to make their own decisions about the most personal of matters â€” their health and well-being â€” it is no surprise that many states have indeed risen up to protest against what appears to be an unconstitutional seizure of power by Congress.
But the words quoted above are not the latest resolution to come out of some â€œright-wing wackoâ€ tea party convention, as MSNBC would put it. They are instead the words of the Founding Father who wrote the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson.
President Jefferson understood exactly what would happen when a government became authoritative and considering that he made his statement over 200 years ago it would be difficult for even Nancy Pelosi to politicize.
The American people need to take heed. As students of history and government, the founding fathers knew what they were doing, and up until the American Revolution no country in the world had created a government by the people – oneÂ that was designed not by granting rights to the government over its subjects, but rather, one that protected the people from their government, in effect making the government the subject of the people.
Do you still believe you are living in a free America?
It may be difficult to believe that we’re not, but it’s hard to ignore the signs. Miele continues:
Thanks to the â€œjudgmentâ€ of Congress that it can â€œcreateâ€ new rights â€œex nihiliâ€ (out of nothing) â€” namely the peculiar right to be forced to buy health insurance â€” the states, and the individual citizens therein, have fallen under the â€œdominion, absolute and unlimited,â€ of the federal government.
You will not find anything like this power of Congress in the Constitution, which is why more than a dozen state attorneys general have already filed suits to block the health-care bill from taking effect.
The argument is simple â€” that without any constitutional authority, the Congress of the United States has arrogated to itself the power to tell American citizens how they must spend their money. In doing so, it thumbed its nose at â€œwe the people,â€ and at the Constitution. We have been ordered to buy health insurance whether we want it or not. So much for freedom.
Mind you, this is not a tax, although there are most certainly taxes and fines levied in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act signed into law by President Obama Tuesday. But what Congress did was establish an individual mandate that every citizen must buy health insurance as a condition of citizenship. This is an unprecedented abuse of power in the 221-year history of our precious Constitution.
Nor, for that matter, can Congress claim that it is using its power to regulate interstate commerce to justify this new law. Commerce is the buying and selling of goods and services. But what this strange law does is claim that anyone who chooses NOT to buy a good or service (namely, health insurance) is breaking the law. This is not regulation of interstate commerce, but dictatorship.
We’ll see how the States fair as they attempt to pursue legal arguments in Federal Court, leading most likely to the Supreme Court. Passing the law in Congress (if that’s what you want to call it) is one thing, but will it hold up to constitutional challenges? That remains to be seen. But one thing is for sure: the future of America hangs in the balance.