Should free people be jailed for resisting what others swore publicly and willingly not to do?
“…whensoever the General Government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force.”
– Thomas Jefferson (1798)
“…a law repugnant to the Constitution is void…”
– Marbury v. Madison, (1803)
“An unconstitutional act is not law; it confers no right; it imposes no duties; it affords no protection; it creates no office; it is in legal contemplation, as inoperative as though it had never been passed.”
– Norton v. Shelby County, (1886)
Is lying when one swears the Oath of Office now OK?
Do we understand our own Constitution well enough that we can even tell?
With one question we intend to fix both problems.
But, we need your help to ask every person in our County that swore the Oath of Office:
“Which Constitution did you swear to obey and defend?”
- A list of Enumerated Powers, severely limiting the function and scope of our federal government so that we can be free from a powerful central government.
- A ‘living document,’ removing all constitutional limits and allowing federal workers to define and limit the scope of their own power.
Two polar opposite views on the Constitution results in two different Oaths of Office to two different groups of people and in two completely different forms of government.
How they view the Constitution tells us exactly which oath they swore and to whom they swore it. It should be to us, not to federal employees in political parties in Washington, D.C.
Ask the Oath takers in our County to release a statement on how they view the Constitution.
It is the first and most fundamental act in fulfilling their Oath of Office.
Send or give our ‘Open Letter to Lancaster County, Pa. Oath Takers’ to at least one person.
Ask them – very politely, but with authority – to answer this question by releasing a written statement for all of us to read.
Some understand the importance of this matter and have already responded.
- Law Enforcement: Incorrectly told discussing the Constitution is political.
- Legislators: Swore their Oath of Office to us, not to their party.
- Lawyers: Mostly Leftists that will be indignant that they will be required to answer this question. [READ THIS]
- Judges: Also mostly Leftists that will incorrectly argue that they cannot be made to answer how they view the Constitution.
- Members of our Military: Men and women that understand their Oath is for life and that overwhelmingly support the Constitution as written.
All are required to swear the Oath of Office and all are therefore required to clarify which of the two views they hold on the Constitution.
Socialism and control, or our Constitution and Freedom.
It cannot be both.
CALL or WRITE or VISIT as many people as you think should answer this question. Be polite, but firm, and do not get dragged into a debate. They swore the Oath, not you.
April 14th, 2020 we will hold a County-wide Town Hall meeting to clarify once and for all which view is true, as well as discuss its real impact on our lives, futures, and the growing conflict in our Republic.
One meeting to answer one civilization-changing question. Watch closely how the Left in both parties react to being forced to honor their Oath.
Read the Declaration of Independence so that you are capable of understanding the Constitution:
Read the Constitution that people swore to YOU to obey and defend:
Read the 10th Amendment Resolution from The 10th Amendment Center:
Whether the Left will admit it or not, their battle against God is at the heart of the entire narrative that they push through our press, governments, education systems, courts, and culture:
Before you call anyone, educate yourself about the nature of the Republic in which you live…
Where Freedom is a virtue and control is a vice
- Four pages that created, defines, and severely limits our federal government.
- 70% is internal, administrative, and structural.
- 30%: The
Enumerated Powers in Article 1, Section 8.
- 7 National Defense related tasks.
- 7 Inter-State and foreign Trade related tasks.
- When federal employees are constrained by our Bill of Rights, the 10th Amendment specifically, the Enumerated Powers, and their Oath of Office, we are free. When they are not, we are not.
The 10th Amendment:
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
- Hated and ignored by the Left, creating cognitive dissonance in them between Socialism and control vs. The Constitution and Freedom.
- Created by us to protect ourselves from all Leftist/Central Planning forms of government.
- Called “the foundation of our Constitution” by Thomas Jefferson.
- The line between Freedom and control along which our Constitution, our fortress wall, is built.
- Our greatest, but not only, tool in reining in the federal government and its employees.
The Bill of Rights:
- Our Rights that our governments cannot touch.
- Created because of how God says that we should treat each other, and because we know very well how governments abuse people.
- Something never intended to be controlled, modified, or to reside in the hands of government employees.
- Rights that come from God and that are eternal; not favors from man that are transient.
The Oath of Office:
- Sworn publicly and willingly to us to obey and defend the Constitution as written in order to guarantee our Freedom.
- Not sworn to federal employees to obey and defend them by enforcing everything of which they can conceive.
- Mandatory, regardless of your party or lack thereof.
- If broken through a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object to evince a design to reduce us under absolute Despotism, the immediate and simplest consequence of which is that the Oath breaker loses all moral and legal authority.
The alternative to Freedom is Control, no matter what they call it:
- Socialism cannot function without control. More Socialism requires more control.
- All Leftist ideologies, whether king or Communism, are simply different flavors of the same thing, and all are blocked by our Constitution and the principles in the Declaration of Independence.
- The real divide in our Republic is between people that neither want not need government at the center of their lives, and those that are desperate for Central Planning in all things. Almost all other conflicts being fomented by the Left flow from the reason for that fundamental difference in values.
Enumerated Powers, Delegated Responsibilities, and the 10th Amendment:
“The plan of the convention declares that the power of Congress, or, in other words, of the national legislature, shall extend to certain enumerated cases. This specification of particulars evidently excludes all pretensions to a general legislative authority, because an affirmative grant of special powers would be absurd, as well as useless, if a general authority was intended.”– Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 83
“It is the people, and not the judges, who are entitled to say what their constitution means, for the constitution is theirs, it belongs to them and not to their servants in office – any other theory is incompatible with the foundation principles of our government.”– President Theodore Roosevelt
“If the United States go beyond their powers, if they make a law which the Constitution does not authorize, it is void.”– Oliver Ellsworth, the Supreme Court’s third Chief Justice
“With respect to the two words “general welfare” I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators.”– President James Madison
“The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation and foreign commerce. … The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives and liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement and prosperity of the State.” – James Madison, author of the Constitution
“Congress has not unlimited powers to provide for the general welfare, but only those specifically enumerated.”– President Thomas Jefferson
President Thomas Jefferson on Judicial Tyranny:
“Nothing in the Constitution has given them [the federal judges] a right to decide for the Executive, more than to the Executive to decide for them… The opinion which gives to the judges the right to decide what laws are constitutional and what not, not only for themselves, in their own sphere of action, but for the Legislature and Executive also in their spheres, would make the Judiciary a despotic branch.”– Letter to Abigail Adams, September 11, 1804
“The original error [was in] establishing a judiciary independent of the nation, and which, from the citadel of the law, can turn its guns on those they were meant to defend, and control and fashion their proceedings to its own will.”– Letter to John Wayles Eppes, 1807
“Our Constitution . . . intending to establish three departments, co-ordinate and independent that they might check and balance one another, it has given—according to this opinion to one of them alone the right to prescribe rules for the government of others; and to that one, too, which is unelected by and independent of the nation… The Constitution, on this hypothesis, is a mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary, which they may twist and shape into any form they please.”– Letter to Judge Spencer Roane, Sept. 6, 1819
“You seem . . . to consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions; a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy. Our judges are as honest as other men, and not more so… and their power [is] the more dangerous, as they are in office for life and not responsible, as the other functionaries are, to the elective control. The Constitution has erected no such single tribunal, knowing that to whatever hands confided, with corruptions of time and party, its members would become despots.”– Letter to William Jarvis, Sept. 28, 1820
“The judiciary of the United States is the subtle corps of sappers and miners constantly working under ground to undermine the foundations of our confederated fabric. They are construing our constitution from a co-ordination of a general and special government to a general and supreme one alone. This will lay all things at their feet, and they are too well versed in English law to forget the maxim, ‘boni judicis est ampliare jurisdictionem’ [good judges have ample jurisdiction] … A judiciary independent of a king or executive alone, is a good thing; but independence of the will of the nation is a solecism, at least in a republican government.”– Letter to Thomas Ritchie, Dec. 25, 1820
“The germ of dissolution of our federal government is in the constitution of the federal Judiciary; an irresponsible body (for impeachment is scarcely a scare-crow) working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a little today and a little tomorrow, and advancing its noiseless step like a thief, over the field of jurisdiction, until all shall be usurped.”-Letter to Charles Hammond, August 18, 1821
“The great object of my fear is the Federal Judiciary. That body, like gravity, ever acting with noiseless foot and unalarming advance, gaining ground step by step and holding what it gains, is engulfing insidiously the special governments into the jaws of that which feeds them.”– Letter to Judge Spencer Roane, 1821
“At the establishment of our constitutions, the judiciary bodies were supposed to be the most helpless and harmless members of the government. Experience, however, soon showed in what way they were to become the most dangerous; that the insufficiency of the means provided for their removal gave them a freehold and irresponsibility in office; that their decisions, seeming to concern individual suitors only, pass silent and unheeded by the public at large; that these decisions, nevertheless, become law by precedent, sapping, by little and little, the foundations of the constitution, and working its change by construction, before any one has perceived that that invisible and helpless worm has been busily employed in consuming its substance. In truth, man is not made to be trusted for life if secured against all liability to account.”– Letter to A. Coray, October 31, 1823
“One single object… [will merit] the endless gratitude of the society: that of restraining the judges from usurping legislation.”– Letter to Edward Livingston, March 25, 1825
President Abraham Lincoln on Judicial Tyranny:
“… The candid citizen must confess that if the policy of the government, upon vital questions, affecting the whole people, is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of the Supreme Court, the instant they are made, in ordinary litigation between parties, in personal actions, the people will have ceased to be their own rulers, having, to that extent, practically resigned their government into the hands of that eminent tribunal.”– First Inaugural Address