Do we have a constitution anymore? Can the republic be restored? Judge Andrew Napolitano and Utah Senator Mike Lee examine this topic in the below video. Please take a few minutes and watch it.
Mark Levin says we are living in a “post constitution” period in America. Conservative talk show host Mike Church believes our constitution is dead and that we need to get over it. The other day I was listening to Andrew Wilkow and he made the case that DUI checkpoints which is now commonplace in America are 100 percent unconstitutional. Think about it, every time law enforcement set these checkpoints up to randomly pull over cars and subject the individual to a sobriety tests or breath alcohol test without any probable cause they are violating the 4th amendment which was crafted to guard against unreasonable searches and seizures without probable cause. I never really thought about until Mr. Wilkow talked about it his show. This is another example where our society has traded off their personal liberties for what they view as a safer driving environment. Constitutional violations occur everyday in America and no one is willing to stand up and challenge these violators. This brings me to a conversation I had with Right Hand Man yesterday.
We both believe that the solutions to our problems resides within each of us. It will not be found in a politician with a silver tongue or a governmental body. The solution will be found in us. The first step is taking off the political party goggles and examine ourselves as individuals with a critical eye. Until we find the Cicero in each of us to stand up and defend the republic I’m afraid we will watch our once great republic slip away. You see the problem isn’t just with the politician; it with us. After all we are the ones who elected these individuals and at the end of the day they are a reflection of who we have become. The constitution is violated each day because we have not stood up as a whole and defended it. We must hold these violators of the constitution accountable for their acts and this is done by replacing them with an individuals who is constitutionally grounded.
Looking at our candidates I only see two who are constitutionally grounded and they are in the back of the pack. What does that say about us? What does that say about the future of individual liberty in America? Our government is growing and our nation is drowning in debt. We’re on the verge of financial collapse and two big government candidates are leading our field. All I will say is we get the government we deserve. If I sound frustrated it’s because I am. I don’t want to live in a post constitution America. I want to live in an America where the constitution is reestablished as a wall between the government and the people. I know I’m partly to blame for the mess we’re in because I blindly voted for the “R” and not for the conservative in the past. No more. Big government Republicans are not going to restore the republic or reestablish our constitution. Only we the people will restore the republic and reestablish our constitution. And we will do this by replacing those who are ignoring the constitution with those who have a strong desire to reestablish it; but it all starts with us.
Liberty forever, freedom for all!