Contrary to what the Stalinists on the left claim, the Constitution was not created for the purposes of establishing an all-powerful central government. In fact, the constitutional convention was originally designed to modify the Articles of Confederation, which were very clearly failing.
If the Framers intended for the Commerce Clause and the General Welfare clause to be used to justify anything, then they never would have drafted the Constitution.
The undeniable fact is that the Constitution is a charter of limited government. Powers are separated among Congress, the Presidency, and the Supreme Court. Congress is divided between the House (which represents the people) and the Senate (which represents the states, or at least it did until the 17th Amendment in 1913).
Between separation of powers and checks and balances, the Framers crafted a Republican form of government designed to prevent power from being centralized in too few hands. All the Framers wanted was for the federal government in Washington D.C. to have enough power to handle the problems that happened under the Articles of Confederation.
When the American people cast doubt on the proposed Constitution, the Framers wrote a series of documents known as the Federalist Papers that specifically explained what the Constitution was supposed to do. There is literally nothing in the Federalist Papers which justifies the left wing “Progressive” agenda in any shape, manner, or form.
However, no charter is perfect, and no document is beyond interpretation. After the constitutional convention came to a close, Ben Franklin was asked, “well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?” Franklin’s response? “A Republic, if you can keep it.”
In other words, the Constitution is only as good as the people who have sworn to uphold it. Therefore, if nefarious leaders (IE, Progressives) are in power, they will interpret the Constitution however they damn well please.
Such has been the case for decades now, primarily with the Supreme Court but also with Congress and the Presidency. This past Thursday America saw yet another overreach of federal power what with the Obamacare ruling, which is particularly insidious because now the government can order individuals to do anything it demands.
So then, what is the solution to an abusive federal government that doesn’t let anyone escape the tyrannical wrath of its tentacles?
The first and obvious answer is a violent takeover of the federal government in Washington D.C., but that will never happen in a million years as long as the government can turn to the military. The European revolutions of 1848 failed for precisely that reason. Violent revolution isn’t the answer.
That leaves really only two viable options, one being secession, the other being an internal, non-violent revolution in which real Americans declare “enough!” and throw off every single nefarious leader in Washington through legal means – most notably through general elections.
You would think that between these two options, the latter would be the slam dunk choice, but consider this: One in every four Americans believe that states have the right to secede, which is up from only one in every seven Americans two years ago.
As bad of a candidate as Mitt Romney is, expect to see that number climb to at least one in every three Americans in two years from now should Barack Obama get reelected. Furthermore, it was a Governor of Texas and a Republican candidate for President just this election cycle who once threatened to use secession.
Clearly, secession is an increasingly viable alternative in the minds of real Americans. And in the South, it’s not only a viable alternative, it’s the go-to option for many.
In this war against the forces of tyranny, real Americans all over the country need each other in order to survive. So no matter what course of action real Americans take, we’ve got to unite behind it or otherwise Marxism and all its evils (most notably diversity and the phony mantra of “anti-racism”) will win.