Yesterday was Constitution Day and I was unable to publish an article about it because I had to work. So today I wanted to take the time to convey a few of my thoughts on this amazing document. For 200+ years the constitution has been the law of the land. It has been a powerful force for good and a beacon of light in a world that is often at times darkened by tyrants. It has protected our rights by limiting the government’s ability to encroach upon them. It truly is a remarkable piece of work. For 23 years of my life I did my best to honor the oath I took to support and defend it and I still do today. Our founders didn’t agree on every issue in regards to the constitution. In fact many were against the creation of it because they feared it would establish a too strong of a central government that would eventually lead to an infringement on the rights they fought so hard to secure. Patrick Henry opposed the idea of a constitution.
In his speech during the Virginia ratifying convention in 1788 he stated; “It is said eight states have adopted this plan. I declare that if twelve states and a half had adopted it, I would, with manly firmness, and in spite of an erring world, reject it. You are not to inquire how your trade may be increased, nor how you are to become a great and powerful people, but how your liberties can be secured; for liberty ought to be the direct end of your government.” Ask yourself if liberty is the direct end of our government or have they exceeded their constitutional authority? Individual liberty is the cornerstone of everything we are as Americans. It is something we must find again in our hearts. Each and every one of us has a responsibility to support and defend our constitution. We have obligation to take our own personal oath to ensure the people we elect work within its constitutional limitations. Liberty is for everyone. It does not distinguish between good or bad, rich or poor, tall or short, black or white; liberty is for all. The constitution protects our liberties and when politicians try to get around it, they are trying to get around and limit our liberties. When Nancy Pelosi says she is going to go over, under, or around the obstacles that block ObamaCare, she is talking about the constitution. When President Obama gives a speech to the joint session of congress and proudly proclaims how violating the constitution by that body of government was acceptable in order to create unconstitutional programs like social security and Medicare, he is arrogantly talking about encroaching on our rights. The forces of tyranny have become more brazen is recent years as they play a dangerous game of implementing programs and letting the courts decide whether it’s constitutional or not. Our liberties and rights are left in the hands of a few men and women wearing black robes. And for me this is not the way our republic is supposed to work. In my opinion our founders would be absolutely appalled.
Now more than ever our constitution is relevant to the national conversation. We must make it the main topic of it and the first step is getting to know it. Each day in America should be Constitution Day, because without it we the people become irrelevant. Below are a few LINKs to some great articles from some excellent conservative blogs around the blogosphere. So tee it up and enjoy this week’s round at the LINKs.
A Conservative Teacher: The 1936 GOP Platform Gives Clues on How to Battle a …
Ace of Spades: Why Stop at Pennsylvania with Electoral Vote Splitting?
Adrienne’s Corner: Bill Whittle: What We Did Right…
American Glob: Will Democrats Ask Obama Not To Run in 2012?
American Perspective: I will never forget Robert David Peraza
America’s Watchtower: The Obama campaign starts a website urging people to report their neighbors
ARRA News Service: U.S. Senate Budget Republican Recap 9/16/11
Atlas Shrugs: Sharia Conference: Constitution vs. Islam’s law
Be Sure You’re RIGHT, Then Go Ahead: Airheads
Big Journalism: Soundbite For the Day: MSNBC’s Vast Solyndra Coverage
Blog de KingShamus: Dennis Kucinich versus Marcy Kaptur…
BUNKERVILLE: Medical Service Codes Go From 18,000 to 140,000
Capitol Commentary: On the Changing Nature of Memorials: Vietnam, Oklahoma City, 9-11
Catholibertarian: What role should the government have in food and drug safety?
COMMON CENTS: Video: New Black Panther Party Declares War on Capitalism
Conservative Hideout 2.0: New Yorkers Fight Back Against Smoking Ban
Conservatives On Fire: Summer Is Over But It’s Getting Hot In The Oval Office
DON’T TREAD ON US: Midweek Propaganda
Doug Ross@Journal: Good news: ATF’s Gunwalker may have helped Mexican cartels buy rocket launchers
EYE OF POLYPHEMUS: Pat Robertson is Wrong Yet Again
Freedom’s Lighthouse: Gov. Rick Perry in Iowa Goes After “RomneyCare” and “ObamaCare”
Fuzzy Logic: President Petulant’s “Plan”
J O S H U A P U N D I T: Sarah Palin On Crony Capitalism
Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion: An ECB? No, WCB
Liberty At Stake: #ATTACKJWD
Maggie’s Notebook: Barack Obama’s Continuing Jewish Problem
Manhattan Infidel: A Special Message to all Farmers From the EPA
Moonbattery: Patriots Drive Fords
Motorcitytimes: Earth To NYC Mayor Bloomberg… Government Can’t Create Economic Growth
NoOneOfAnyImport: It’s Gonna Be A Good Day, Tater
Pirate’s Cove: Obama Chief Of Staff Blamed For Obama Incompetence
Political Clown Parade: In Just 24 Hours AttackWatch.com Becomes The Laughingstock Of The Internet
Political Realities: Rick Perry – On Immigration
Proof Positive: Brandon Wright, Rescued Utah Motorcyclist, Gives Interview
Randy’s Roundtable: Pelosi and 58 Dems Oppose Palestinian Effort
Right Truth: Michelle Obama Strikes Again
Right Klik: Obama’s Slo-Mo Train Wreck
rjjrdq’s America II: “All This Just For a Flag”
Robbing America: Can We Endure?
SayAnything Blog: Leftists Rallying To “Occupy” Wall Street Today Are Picking The Wrong Target
Spellchek: More proof of why we really fight on in Afghanistan
teresamerica: In Barack Obama’s Own Words: Anti-White Rhetoric – Racist?
That Mr. G Guy’s Blog: BREAKING NEWS: House Passes Boeing Labor Bill…
THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS: OBAMA’S KEYNESIAN TWILIGHT ZONE
The Camp Of The Saints: Bob’s Musings…
The Classic Liberal: Naomi Watts Solves the Debt Problem
The Country Thinker: The Debt that Doesn’t Get Reported
The Daley Gator: Two Recent Must-See Marco Rubio Videos
The Libertarian Patriot: Video – Peter Schiff Tells Leviathan How To Create Jobs
The Lonely Conservative: Hey, What Do You Know? It’s the Day of Rage! Occupy Wall Street! (Video)
THE OTHER McCAIN: Solyndra: Feel The Brutality
The Reaganite Republican: Report TEA BAGGERS in Your Neighborhood!
The TexasFred Blog: Bachmann Campaign All But Finished…
Thomas Jefferson Club: Obama Ignores Wake-up Calls
TOTUS: Our Basic Freedoms
Virgina Right: Not Another Dime for ‘Green’ Jobs!
WARD WORLD: Mike Bloomberg’s Irresponsible Riot Tactic
WESTERN HERO: Don’t Californicate Colorado
What Would The Founders Think: A Constitution If We Can Keep It
Wyblog: My Weekly Obama Jobs Report, expect the unexpected!
Thanks for all the great articles and have a great week.
Liberty forever, freedom for all!