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The Contract has Been Broken

Date: 01 March, 2014

Imagentil well, just the past few days I would have never thought I would be writing this story. And truly I still do not believe it to be true. But, with grief condign, it is true and that — is the absolute tragedy of the situation.

What went wrong

Ever since September 17, 1789, there has been a contract in place between the People of the United States and those who would be:

to handle the affairs of our federal government (our hirelings). This contract was called the Constitution of the United States. To be sure it was a magnificent contract, yet simple and to the point. However, it did have two weak points. First it completely depended upon We the People binding our:

"hirelings" feet too the chains of the Constitution. In other words — not letting the:

get away with something we know or just believe to be a violation of the contract. Yeah, something Unconstitutional. Each of you know exactly what I mean.

Secondly it depended upon our "hirelings" to act in an honorable fashion. Hence, to fully adhere to all requirements of the Constitution — the contract. Without doubt, that was a huge mistake on our part. To actually think our "hirelings" could be trusted — based upon honor. What were We the People thinking? We were not thinking — obviously. That, in and of itself, is something so reprehensible, something so vile that I simply cannot comprehend it. I just can't. Believe me I know I am not perfect. But to act contrary to what you gave your word to protect and defend is sickening.

Indeed, before a President takes office or a Member of Congress takes office, each must take an oath of office. This oath is for the President (quoting the Constitution):

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

This is the oath for Members of Congress and appointed officers (quoting Cornell University Law School):

"I, AB, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God."

Would you agree that the President, Members of Congress and other appointed officers have not lived up to their oaths of office? I thought you would.

The very idea that the government set up by We the People is now, or allow me to say, again, spying on We the People is fully and completely in violation of the contract. There is no:

power granted by We the People to government which allows government to spy upon us. Indeed the Fourth Amendment specifically prohibits such conduct. Quoting the Fourth Amendment:

"The right of the People to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularity describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

Do you see the word "effects?" That is the word that has got our "hirelings" by the short hairs. Indeed, no "metadata" or listening in on telephone conversations allowed ... Rabid curs.

The Ninth and Tenth Amendments add their fuel to the contractual fire. Quoting the Ninth Amendment:

"The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people."

Reading that — I would say our "hirelings" are screwed. Now, for your reading pleasure — the Tenth 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."

Hmmm. Another vote in favor of our "hirelings" are screwed. Why yes, yes indeed.

An overt act of cowardice

I received a call the other day from a close family member. I shall not mention who, by name, or their relation to me. I shall tell you this — what I heard made me retch. This individual stated he/she thought the National Security Agency's electronic spying on We the People was just peachy keen. Indeed, it was almost a cheer for the dirtbags at Fort Meade. This is the gist of what he/she said:

'They might catch a terrorist'.

He/She is running scared. I can almost hear him/her saying:

'Hey y'all in government, go ahead and destroy the contract. I don't care. Just protect me from those nasty little terrorists. Besides, I'm not ready to die. I still haven't been to Jamaica and my spouse gives me lots and lots of money and cars and stuff like that'.

What he/she did was not only toss his/her rights into the fire but mine and yours as well. Excuse me, but I am not ready to have my rights destroyed by your cowardice. Grow some balls will ya. The real problem is, unfortunately, there are a great many people who are exactly like this relation of mine. And that sucks Troll's toes.

But what can we do

Originally there were three options — the:

Regrettably, as Justice Scalia recently stated, in Latin, no less (quoting Politico):

"In times of war, the laws fall silent."

We simply cannot trust the courts to act on our, We the Peoples', Constitutional interest. To be sure Avi Soifer, the law school's dean (where Scalia spoke), said (quoting Politico):

"[. . .] Scalia was suggesting people always have to be vigilant and that the law alone can't be trusted to provide protection."

No joke Sherlock. A prize understatement to be sure.


So, what can We the People do? I shall leave you with this (quoting the Declaration of Independence):

"[. . .] That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security" [. . .].

Magnificent, is it not? I truly wish I could write so well.

And one last quick quote from Mr. Thomas Jefferson himself (quoting The Chief Sez):

"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."

Pretty cool says I.

Liberty and individual rights can never be taken for granted.

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