The Constitution of the United States of America is a profoundly beautiful work of Political Philosophy and Political Science.
No greater set of legal principles ever blossomed on earth, as went into effect in 1789 after being adopted on September 17, 1787. The Declaration of Independence 12 years earlier represented the greatest assertion of human political rights since the Magna Carta in 1215 a.d. These were monumental intellectual and political statements of that day, or of any day.
The generation of men who created it were a great generation. Geniuses, by our standards, they saw into the problems of expansive government and sought to suppress it.
Alas, they could not foresee that a man's word would become worthless, for many. They did not foresee that Godlessness would arise out of the First Amendment's "Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of a religion," due to an aberrant Supreme Court.
Our Founding Fathers did well. Yet, now, we stand at the Crossroads of decline or repairing to correct our course. The 111th Congress and the sitting President Barach Hussein Obama have trod upon our Constitution and stripped us bare of our liberty. The Affordable Health Care Act grants the Federal Government the power of life and death over us all. Even Satan could not have asked for better timing; it was passed in the Senate on Christmas Eve, 2009.
The Federalists and the Anti-Federalists fought out the ideas of what a national government should and should not be.
The Articles of Confederation had been so weak, that many desired a stronger national government - especially after the privations that hapless first American government put her Commander-in-Chief through in Philadelphia and 1777. The Anti-Federalists, led by Elbridge Gerry, George Mason and firebrand Patrick Henry, were convinced the National power would usurp federalism. Alexander Hamilton, John Hay, and James Madison would argue in the Federalist Papers that the newborn nation could not survive without the paramount national power.
We think the Anti-Federalists were right. But click here to go to our library; read up on it, and see for yourselves.
The Amendment process has wrought changes in it that have damaged our political fabric. The 17th Amendment, for one, greatly diminished the power of the state legislatures - they used to pick Senators, not the people directly. Who are Senators beholden to, then? Not their state government, but the people directly. While on its face many will say "good" without thinking...one could think again, and wonder.
Our own Supreme Court has "interpreted" the Constitution into self-destructive doctrine that are nowhere supported in the document. You could look up Engel v. Vitale (1962) "separation of church and state" case, in which the Court began to stretch the meaning of words away from the intent fo the Founders. Similarly, the Article 1. Sec. 18 "Commerce Clause" was turned into a tyranny tool by the FDR Supreme Court in Wickard v. Fillburn, (1942), in which the Court established the precept that a grain producer who elected not to bring product to market could be compelled to do so, because of the impact his absence of market presence may have on the marketplace. There has hardly been a greater miscarriage of justice as there was in Wickard, other than the disgraceful Dred Scott case.
With these onslaughts upon her, though, our Constitution is worth fighting for, and dying for.
We at Hear Us Now USA swear that TO GOD.