The founding fathers of this great American Republic … those men who crafted the Constitution and the Bill of Rights … understood the nature of man, and the nature of government.
The authors of The Federalist Papers wished to influence the vote in favor of ratifying the Constitution, in Federalist No 1 they explicitly set that debate in broad political terms:
“ … It has been frequently remarked that it seems to have been reserved to the people of this country, by their conduct and example, to decide the important question, whether societies of men are really capable or not of establishing good government from reflection and choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend for their political constitutions on accident and force. If there be any truth in the remark, the crisis at which we are arrived may with propriety be regarded as the era in which that decision is to be made; and a wrong election of the part we shall act may, in this view, deserve to be considered as the general misfortune of mankind.. …”
The Structure of the Government Must Furnish the Proper Checks and Balances Between the Different Departments
Wednesday, February 6, 1788
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“ … Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. The interest of the man must be connected with the constitutional rights of the place. It may be a reflection on human nature, that such devices should be necessary to control the abuses of government. But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself. A dependence on the people is, no doubt, the primary control on the government; but experience has taught mankind the necessity of auxiliary precautions. … “
The framers were guarding against the tyranny we are seeing today … guarding against “statist” leaders such as Barack Obama and the majority of the Democrat Party leadership. Leaders that are methodically taking away your individual rights and opportunities, and replacing them with statist policies. Policies which are crushing the American economy and jeopardizing the future of our grandchildren, and indeed the future of this great nation.
I urge you to read this column: Mark Levin: A Modern-Day Constitutional Prophet at: http://townhall.com/columnists/davidlimbaugh/2013/08/23/mark-levin-a-modernday-constitutional-prophet-n1671121/page/full
And I urge you to purchase and read Levin’s book The Liberty Amendments.
After reading Levin’s book I urge you to get involved in any movements in your state advocating your own state legislature to take up Levin’s proposed amendments … or start such a movement yourself.
Don Johnson — August 2013