It’s difficult to imagine, but outspoken Conservatives and believers could soon be targeted with anti-Government allegations. There are various winds and undercurrents troubling the waters. One of the winds is ordinary citizens peacefully expressing concerns about Administration policies. Sporadically such winds spiral into the appearance of squalls. It is when news cameras focus on a few Rightwing enthusiasts’ carrying reactionary signs depicting the President with demeaning caricatures. The undercurrent is intensified by those attempting to revolutionize the manner in which the Constitution is viewed. It is referred to as, “A living and breathing document.” The trouble is it is rapidly becoming subject to the whim interpretations of the ever-increasing liberalisms of successive Presidential administrations and the Leftwing bias of most news agencies. The administration of FDR initiated the liberal undercurrent; G. W. Bush’s fueled it; and the present administration is churning it into an undertow choking some Constitutional liberties. The closing of this article will feature 3 specific flirtations with violations of the Constitution.
Some Conservatives do at times have unbecoming, knee-jerk reactions to happenings in the political arena. An example might be the uproar about the President’s televised appearance to encourage school kids about the value of good educations. Countering assertions about how such encouragements could be beneficial are not without justification. It is appropriate to disagree with many of his policies. In doing so, we should not dismiss his diligence towards commendable educational aspirations and accomplishments as lacking motivational qualities for youngsters.
The current ideological, nation-influencing concoction brewing in Washington is unnerving. The potion’s brew-master is an administration with disproportionate numbers of appointees with Leftwing and even Marxists sympathies. In a multiplicity of ways, their respective agendas are far-reaching tentacles seeking to smother most every point of American traditional values. We have a FCC Diversity Czar viewing freedom of speech, the press and private media ownership as overrated and disruptive to the national good. He exalts Chavez of Venezuela as a prime example about how the media should be handled. The Speaker of the House is asserting she will push her cronies to pass Health Care legislation contended by large sectors of the nation. There was a posting on one of the President’s websites echoing sentiments voiced by all too many about policy opponents: In effect it labeled the naysayers as domestic terrorists subverting the Democratic process. The posting was removed, but nonetheless reveals the underbelly of prevalent attitudes.
All of the above could set the stage for overzealous liberal members of Congress to misapply a Constitutional Law. Article 1, Section 9, Clause 2 states: “The privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.” The clause has a big “unless”. It does not define what constitutes a rebellion and it does not provide any guidelines on what can be interpreted as best for the public’s safety. Thus those suspected of inciting a rebellion endangering the public safety could be detained without specific formal charges being filed.
The usage of words such as rebellion and subverting/subversive could become dangerously broad. Subversive can be defined as intentions to undermine an established government, a rebellion. Outspoken Conservatives and believers might be considered rebellious endangerments to public safety. All it would take is for the biased Leftwing Media, the Administration and the Congress coupled with a like-minded Judiciary to concur with faulty interpretations. If so, many considered antagonists could find themselves detained. Overnight that which they thought part of every American’s First Amendment Right to express grievances about the government could be alleged as un-American activities.
You might think such eventualities impossible. If so, peruse the flirtations with violations to the Constitution now in progress.
1) Past and present Presidential Administrations and Congress have way overspent. One of the stated goals of the Constitution is insure future generations have the freedom to pursue happiness. It’s going to be hard for our posterity to do so with the weight of a National Debt of $21 trillion to foreign and domestic creditors encumbering them by 2020AD. - We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
2) The appointment of Czars with accountability solely to the President to positions normally filled by recipients of Congressional approval and accountable to Congress. – Article 2; Section 2; Clause 2: …….all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.
3) It is the responsibility of members of Congress to write all legislation and for their fellows to argue such before such are passed into Law. The Stimulus Package was not composed by a member of Congress. Senator Harry Reid credited the Apollo Alliance with carrying a primary weight in the task. A co-founder of the Alliance is the avowed Communist and recently resigned Green Czar, Van Jones. Its NY wing is headed by the co-founder of the Weatherman Underground Organization, Jeff Jones. - To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.
In such times as these it is fitting for believers to pray with specificity for our government. Ask the Lord to have mercy on our Republic. Call for the Holy Spirit to expose any unrighteous plots and to depose those conjuring the same. Envision such being replaced by leaders with hearts submissive to God’s will for our nation wielding inspired wisdom. Perhaps you will want to join me in one of my prayers. It is for President Obama to apologize publicly for any part his administration and hostile members of his party have played in name calling. A great step towards calming the waters would be contrition about labeling citizen policy opponents as domestic terrorists.
A concerned citizen