I Do Not Want a Constitutional Convention

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Troy Robinson wrote an article called “I Want A Constitutional Convention”  in which he postulated four conclusions:

Conclusion #1: The worst outcome of a Constitutional Convention might not be that bad.

Conclusion #2: If we the people can no longer trust each other to at least try to do the right things, all is lost no matter what else we do.

Conclusion #3: The consequences of doing nothing, of trying nothing, are far worse that even the worst possible outcome of a Constitutional Convention.

Conclusion #4: The real question is not whether a Constitutional Convention is our best hope – at this point, it may well be our only hope. Waiting for the current mess that passes for a Federal Government to somehow crawl out of the pit it has dug for us is an exercise in futility.

I will concentrate only on his second conclusion: If we the people can no longer trust each other to at least try to do the right things, all is lost no matter what else we do. We the People are no longer represented by the government. So let’s rewrite this conclusion accordingly:

If we the people can no longer trust the government to at least try to do the right things, all is lost no matter what else we do. 

We have to differentiate that the United States is a great nation due to the principles of the Constitution and the people, not the government in Washington engorged on power and greed. The three branches of government are not following the Constitution or our founding principles.

Executive Branch

Obama publicly stated during the State of the Union address that he will bypass Congress. The executive branch is dictating laws through executive orders, DHS directives and a shadow government of czars.

Supreme Court

The health care ruling was unConstitutional.

Congress

The NDAA was passed by both political parties in violation of the Bill of Rights. They can pass the largest tax increase in history with health care but they cannot even pass a budget as outlined in Article I, Section 8.

Let’s reconsider the second conclusion as a challenge:

If we the people can no longer trust the government to at least try to do the right things, all is lost until the people stand up. 

I have discussed the concept of public virtue previously. Until we regain public virtue nationally, we will not stand up for Liberty or our country. Our natural laws have been forgotten and our politicians feel that they are as archaic as the Constitution. If the contract between the people as outlined in the Constitution is no longer valid, do we have an allegiance to the Federal government?

People who are concerned for our future feel that it is paramount that Obama is not re-elected. How does it feel to live in a free country where this line of thinking means that even a “yaller dog” would receive our vote to get rid of Obama? Should our vote be against a candidate or for a candidate? I know what George Washington would say: “How did the people let the government get so out of control in the first place?” They also feel it is paramount that the Republican party takes control of the Senate and stays in control of the House. I feel it is more important that state governors who understand our founding principles are elected. Once the house of cards collapses, the governors will play the important role of picking up the pieces. As far as a Constitutional Convention, that train left the station once we forget that there is a cost associated with Liberty.

David DeGerolamo

      
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BrockTownsend
10 years ago

Secession is the only peaceful answer.