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States are “not united on the principles of unlimited submission to their General Government”

Mac Slavo
March 30th, 2010
SHTFplan.com
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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:

“Resolved, 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…”

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 — their health and well-being — 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 “right-wing wacko” 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 – one  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 “judgment” of Congress that it can “create” new rights “ex nihili” (out of nothing) — namely the peculiar right to be forced to buy health insurance — the states, and the individual citizens therein, have fallen under the “dominion, absolute and unlimited,” 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 — 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 “we the people,” 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.

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  1. grannyb says:

    Mac – Fox News carried big news yesterday about major corporations releasing financial information on what the healthcare would cost them in terms of the tax credits they would lose – hundreds of millions of dollars in most cases. Congresscritter Waxman apparently took offense and has demanded that these companies send their CEOs, emails, financial records, etc. and report to the principal, er, Congress, on 4/23 to justify their claims. That news has fallen into a black hole (except maybe on Fox, I haven’t watched today- too depressing).
    First, these amounts represent the tax credits given to these companies by a previous administration to keep their retirees on the companies’ health plans and keep them out of Medicare.  Either the companies will have to drop the retirees from their plans, thereby enlarging the Medicare pool, or will have to pay for the healthcare plans without the benefit of a credit to cover the expense (layoffs, anyone??). I won’t make any judgements on the tax credits here, but wonder if our supposedly thorough and far-thinking Congress didn’t KNOW this would happen! And gosh, it must have hit a nerve to get the reaction it got when the news hit the media! Waxman et al are not as omnicient as they’s like us to believe, evidently???
    But where has the story gone? Were the corporation giants lying? Did they catch our Congresscritters unawares? Help us find the truth!!!!

  2. Tony says:

    That Russian guy who predicted the collapse of the United States might actually be on to something. I never thought we would start seeing this much division. It will worsen as the economic crisis worsens.

  3. I read this as well.. AT&T and Caterpillar are the big losers.. I think there has been a total of about $2 billion in ‘losses’ to profit as a result of this already…

    I am pretty sure CONgress had NO CLUE that this would happen, because they did not read the bill! That bill, and don’t quote me on this, was probably written by health insurance and prescription drug companies… From what I understand, several CEO’s met with the President prior to signing and told them about the losses they would take and he didn’t believe they were telling the truth… Well, here we are… Week 2 and companies are making adjustments to earnings already.

    Regardless of what the politicos want me to believe, I am fairly certain that in both, the short and long term, socialized medicine will be disastrous for our economy.

    I will try to get more info up about this particular set of events later today. I’ve got a Scout derby car race to go to, so I am not sure if I will have the time, but I’ll try.

  4. grannyb says:

    Thanks Mac – you do a great job! We did the derby car thing a couple of years ago with 1 grandson. Now we’re doing Little League – 2 games tonight. So I know what you mean!!!!! But we gotta enjoy the good things while we can – one way or the other, they end way too soon!!!

  5. Patrick says:

    Love that first quote by Jefferson… that’s fantastic, and SO timely.

    Hear ye, hear ye:
    “Resolved, 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…”

  6. sam says:

    Comments…..United we stand, divided we fall, ain’t that a fact.

  7. Rick Blaine says:

    I will again repeat my prediction:

    At least one state will try to secede from the union at some point this decade.

  8. Michael says:

    Well sadly a few more Americans are waking up but likely too late.  They’ve been mentally lazy, rather watching sports (pick your stupidity, they’re all kids games) then reading or staying current.  We almost deserve it with this many idiots making up the populace.  I just rather not be part of it 🙂

  9. xopatriot says:

    I definitely agree that this country deserves what is coming. Apathy has killed this once great and prosperous nation. Ben Franklin comes to mind when asked what type of government they had created, to which he responded “A republic if you can keep it”. Ladies and gentlemen it appears we have lost the republic. Shame on us all, we dishonor the brave men who stared down the barrel of British guns and died for their country.