From: Hank Ashmore
The Deplorable Infidel
TWO UNIQUE FEATURES OF THE BILL OF RIGHTS
Today it is somewhat difficult to clearly perceive the Bill of Rights as the Founding Fathers gave them to us, because of several debilitating decisions of the Supreme Court in recent years. Nevertheless, the original intent of the Founders needs to be emphasized so that the Bill of Rights might be understood in the terms of their original design.
The first feature of the Bill of Rights is the rather amazing fact that it is not a declaration of rights at all. It is a declaration of prohibitions against the federal government. In the minds of the Founders, usurpation and interventions by the federal government in the affairs of the states and the people were the most ominous threats to the happiness and welfare of the American society. Therefore, the Bill of Rights opens with a bold prohibition against federal intervention in specific areas by stating “Congress shall make NO law…”
The second unique feature is the repeated declaration that the Founders did not want to have the federal government serve as the watchdog over the states’ responsibility to protect the rights of the people. If a state failed to function in protecting the rights of some of its citizens, the Founders wanted the pressure to build up, thus forcing correction within the confines of the state without any interference from the federal government whatsoever.
James Madison learned this lesson the hard way when he tried to include a provision in the Bill of Rights which said: “No state shall violate the equal rights of conscience, or the freedom of the press, or the trial by jury in criminal cases.” Obviously, this was designed to authorize the federal government to intervene if a state failed to perform its duty. The Congress turned it down flat. They wanted the federal government to stay out of the business of the states. If the people found their state derelict they were to correct it on the state level and not come running to Washington or the federal courts to have it corrected. Whether they were right or wrong may be debated, but that was their position.
WAKE UP AMERICA BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!
“If our country is to survive and prosper, we must summon the courage to condemn and reject the liberal agenda, and we had better do it soon.”
AN OPINION FROM THE DEPLORABLE INFIDEL
Here we go again. Since regaining their House majority in the 2018 midterms, the moron Democrats have floated a raft of proposals that, if enacted, would upend bedrock elements of our American system of government. One such undertaking is H.R. 51, the District of Columbia statehood bill. Having a specially designed neutral enclave as the seat of the national federal government benefits the entire nation and all Americans. This is just one of the many reasons Americans must wake up and vote these American hating morons out of office.
A SIMPLE TRUTH FOR TODAY
The best government is the one that charges you the least blackmail for leaving you alone.