by T.L. Davis
The point at which America ceased to be the United States of America as designed by the Constitution is debatable. Some say it was the case of Marbury v. Madison where the Supreme Court decided it was the sole arbiter on constitutionality, making it, in effect, law-givers. Some say it was during the Civil War, the War Between the States or the War of Northern Aggression, whichever you prefer. Some say it was the Progressive Era beginning in earnest during the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt. Regardless of the point at which the revolution took place, it did take place.
This is not a Constitutional republic, otherwise the words in the Constitution would mean something; they would have weight of conscious by those who have sworn an oath to defend it. Without fidelity to the oath, there is no legal representation even if the individual receives enough votes to occupy the office, they are still duty-bound. The vote indicates the expectation that the representative of the people (being representative, senator or president) will defend the Constitution as the oath demands. To go forward as the people’s representative without the determination to uphold the Constitution is a fraud. It is a fraud committed by all federal employees who actively violate the Constitution. To even participate in the legislature with the knowledge of others willfully engaging in unconstitutional acts is treason.