Originally posted June 18, 2013.
America Is Not a Democracy. The Word Democracy Does Not Appear in the Constitution or the Declaration of Independence. The Founders Gave Us a Federal Republic.
Walter Williams writes, “Nothing in our Constitution suggests that government is a grantor of rights. Instead government is a protector of rights…. It’s Congress that poses the greatest threat to our liberties.”
Based on our recent trip to Washington, I would say it is well past the time Americans can turn the ship of state around and return to the republican form of Government intended by the Founders and spelled out in the Constitution. If you are counting on Democrats or Republicans to turn things around, it just ain’t going to happen. If you have not been to Washington in a while, you will be slack jawed by the size of the infrastructure: massive federal government buildings one block after another and a never ending array of huge office buildings crammed with tens of thousands of lawyers, accountants and lobbyists. Deeply entrenched Democrat and Republican House and Senate members have zero interest in the wishes of the Founders, the Constitution, or, for that matter, Dick Young or you.
The job of forcing Washington to alter course is now in the hands of individual states. If Americans mean to shrink the federal government, junk the tax code, repeal Obamacare and Dodd Frank, and build a wall around the Second Amendment, the states are going to have to do the heavy lifting. Vermont and Colorado, to name two, are in an active phase to reverse. Your sheriff can play a big part. Your sheriff is responsible to you and cannot be overrun by federal officials. Your governor can help. Obviously I am looking to small- and medium-sized red states, especially southern ones. The clock is ticking and a broad-based national states’ rights effort is the best way to knock back the beast that is the unconstitutional federal government in Washington. How ironic to pass by the IRS, the Department of Education, and the Federal Reserve all on or near Constitution Avenue. The Founders and the Constitution intended none of these gigantic institutions. And yet, all squat menacingly on Constitution Ave. I would shutter all three as part of an initial re-vamping in Washington. What’s your guess as to how many Senators would be on the ball with such constitutional house cleaning?