16 April, 2009

Snowball Fight In Hell

What ever happened to the phrase "My country, right or wrong!"? Or "America: Love It Or Leave It!"?

These were always two of the most prominent cries of the modern American Conservative. Yet today, with nary a conservative in power in the Federal government, some of them not only want to leave the country, but take the entire country with them. In my last post, I referred to the Texas Legislature and their prominent effort to undermine the sanctity of our Constitution. And now, I refer to yet another member of the Several States that not only seeks to undermine the Constitution, but to singlehandedly declare it null and void.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that any Act by the Congress of the United States, Executive Order of the President of the United States of America or Judicial Order by the Judicatories of the United States of America which assumes a power not delegated to the government of the United States of America by the Constitution for the United States of America and which serves to diminish the liberty of the any of the several States or their citizens shall constitute a nullification of the Constitution for the United States of America by the government of the United States of America. Acts which would cause such a nullification include, but are not limited to:
I. Establishing martial law or a state of emergency within one of the States comprising the United States of America without the consent of the legislature of that State.
II. Requiring involuntary servitude, or governmental service other than a draft during a declared war, or pursuant to, or as an alternative to, incarceration after due process of law.
III. Requiring involuntary servitude or governmental service of persons under the age of 18 other than pursuant to, or as an alternative to, incarceration after due process of law.
IV. Surrendering any power delegated or not delegated to any corporation or foreign government.
V. Any act regarding religion; further limitations on freedom of political speech; or further limitations on freedom of the press.
VI. Further infringements on the right to keep and bear arms including prohibitions of type or quantity of arms or ammunition; and
That should any such act of Congress become law or Executive Order or Judicial Order be put into force, all powers previously delegated to the United States of America by the Constitution for the United States shall revert to the several States individually. Any future government of the United States of America shall require ratification of three quarters of the States seeking to form a government of the United States of America and shall not be binding upon any State not seeking to form such a government.
It has long been a conservative talking point that all liberals are actively seeking to destroy this country, that their every action and desire is designed to tear apart the Constitution and render it null and void. These words from the Georgia State Senate, as well as those from Texas, put that talking point to a final rest. For when all is said and done, no liberal has passed through any resolution, whether binding or non-binding, calling for the dissolution of our country as a whole. No liberal has ever called for the wholesale abandonment of the ties of liberty and fraternity that bind our civilization together.

Yet now that there are no conservatives within the top echelons of the Federal government, it is the conservatives that are seeking to dissolve the United States of America.

They justify it in many ways. Here are two:
  • A 3% tax increase to an income level that will only ever apply to a very few of them is the equivalent of socialism.
  • A refusal to allow the religious beliefs of a single religion to control the public education is a violation of the free exercise of religion.
While this list could continue indefinitely, yet my ability to refrain from slamming my head through the monitor screen is not infinite.

Yet where was this concern for the sanctity of the Constitution over the past few years? The suspension of the writ of habeas corpus? The restrictions of the free press? Signing statements that nullify, or even reverse, a bill as it is signed into law? The right to a fair and speedy trial? To confront witnesses and seek the assistance of council? The uses of cruel and unusual punishments? The uses of government funds without a clear statement and account of those funds? The denial of the full faith and credit between the rules and laws of other states? All of these things have been railed against by liberals. Yet not once have they threatened to dissolve this country, this Constitution, and this great nation.

Not once.

Conservatives claim that liberals hate America.

Liberals are not the ones seeking to destroy her.

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