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A Constitutional Showdown

Discussion in '2003 Archive' started by KenH, Sep 1, 2003.

  1. KenH

    KenH Active Member

    May 18, 2002
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    Speaking of States' rights, this is an interesting article on the Internet today. Yes, friends, slavery still exists in America today - but now everyone is a slave.

    A Constitutional Showdown
    by Douglas Smith

    The Alabama 10 Commandments issue ought to teach America and its churches, once and for all, just how constitutionally lost and morally reprobate the United States Government is. It is time for a showdown.

    What the people of Alabama want to do about a religious monument in their supreme court building is their business. The federal judge has no jurisdiction in the matter and should have been ignored, but state leadership caved in to do his bidding. Even talk show conservatives and big time preachers have said that Judge Moore made a good point in the beginning but it is time he obeyed the "law of the land." This is nonsense. It illustrates how federally brainwashed people have become.

    Let me tell you what I would love to see come of this matter, or in the Houston Bible case, or somewhere. The state notifies the federal court that it has no jurisdiction and that the state is exercising its right of interposition. The federal court responds by sending US Marshals to enforce compliance and make arrests. The Governor directs the State Police to intervene and prevent the Marshals from carrying out their orders. The President calls out the National Guard, but the guard commander refuses to obey his unlawful order. Neighbouring state guards join ranks and refuse to comply. The President considers sending federal troops, causing state guard units to go on alert. Things get scary. Polls show problems for the White House. The President balks.

    Such a crisis in government, over the Bible no less, would make sensational press. Southerners would be called hicks and rebels, but large numbers of religious people around the country would sympathise with them. America’s eyes might be opened to the government’s train of abuses and constitutional offences. They would see what an oppressive bully the federal government really is and understand the Founders’ fear of consolidated power. Pastors would preach about the immorality of Washington and how it has fallen from any grace it once had.

    It is at this time that all churches worth their salt should withdraw support of the United States Government. They should declare in unison that it is utterly secular and without moral legitimacy and authority. They should discontinue religious participation at federally sponsored events. They should recall chaplains from government service and demand removal of all religious symbols on federal property. They should ask their congregations to cease pledging allegiance to the government and condemn the hypocrisy of using "under God" in its Pledge and using Bibles to swear in federal officials. America should be celebrated at the local and state levels only. America, the land and the people and their traditions, should be separated symbolically in every way possible from the United States Government. I would love to see this.

    Although I would never want a state to initiate violence or be dishonourable in any way, I believe it is right to ask our leaders to protect the state and its citizens from constitutional encroachments as they are supposed to – but they are either too federally servile or too cowardly to do it. On the other hand, today's Americans would probably not follow brave state leaders to a constitutional showdown anyway. They are enslaved by their own gullibility. They are accustomed to the heavy hand of their federal masters and ignorantly accept their authority as constitutional or divine. They will complain for a while, then adapt to the new chains placed around their necks. What a pity. The Alabama case is such a wonderful opportunity to set things right. But there will be others.

    September 1, 2003

    Douglas Smith, DC, EdD, teaches anatomy & physiology at Southwest Tennessee Community College in Memphis. He and his wife homeschool their three children.

    - www.lewrockwell.com/orig3/smith2.html
  2. Tanker

    Tanker New Member

    Aug 27, 2003
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    Well Ken, what kind of wacko will you come up with next.

    Incidentally, I wonder if you know that the type of revolt suggested by the writer has been tried several times before, when Orval Faubus called out the national guard in 1957, to aid and abet the mobs in Little Rock, and then later when George Wallace blocked the steps of the school house door. Both of these revolts were to prevent federally ordered school integration. What happened? The Arkansas National Guard was quickly federalized by the President and used to enforce the court order rather than to block it. The officers in charge of the guard obeyed orders. Incidentally, almost invariably military officers in this country obey, rather than defy orders. As long as the loyalty remains rock solid, then Judge Moore is going to have to back down.

    I see that the writer is a doctor of chiropractic, which is consistent with the fact that he cannot think straight. I view chiropracters as practicing bogus medicine.