A Blueprint To Restore The Articles of Confederation

Ron Holland

The restoration of America’s first and legitimate government will not be a quick or easy task but it is necessary if we are to survive as a free people and nation. While the US should, of course, retain both the Constitution and Bill of Rights, we must return to a decentralized confederation structure of government like Switzerland or Canada and add in the right of Swiss style referendums so citizens can terminate or initiate legislation when Congress fails to follow the will of the people.

While there have been many thoughtful and needed proposals about how we need to end the Fed, return to a gold backed currency, require term limits, repeal the 16th and 17th amendments to the Constitution, require a declaration of war for military action or a balanced budget and other changes, none of these will restore limited government or our republic. I agree with these ideals and many more but all will be ineffective if we retain the federal government structure in place now.

How could any American believe a law, congressional act or even an amendment to the Constitution could in any way control or limit the powerful interests running our government today? The Bill of Rights sounds great, the balanced budget amendment or national debt limit are compelling but all are meaningless gestures to a gullible public who really want to believe in America and our government.

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2 Responses to A Blueprint To Restore The Articles of Confederation

  1. robins111 says:

    Confederation, such as Canada has the potential to work very well, however, when the federal government, becomes the gatekeeper of the money it falls apart. Canada’s problem is, the feds, divide the money they receive in taxes along partisan line, point of fact its installed into our national charter of rights.. So basically, we were confederated in 1867, but were immediately, turned into a parliamentary democracy, with special privileges given to an anointed few.

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