Image: Washington Crossing the Delaware - Emmanuel Leutza - 1851
Here is a brief thought to consider as we are winding up on Christmas Day. It is our hope that you have had a blessed and enjoyable celebration.
On Christmas night 1776, General George Washington and his ragtag army of around 2000 men did something entirely unexpected. Washington determined to make a night crossing of the Delaware River and execute a surprise attack on the Hessian camp in Trenton, New Jersey.
Since August of that year, Washington and he army had been driven out of New York, subsequently suffering the loss of 5000 men killed, wounded or injured. He found himself in an extreme condition. Enlistments for the American soldiers were about to expire. The British and their hired Hessian mercenaries were so confident in the weakness of the battered American army that it’s surrender was assumed. The Hessians were a feared fighting force, but a victory was needed to bolster morale and turn the tide of the war. Even upon receiving warnings from spies and deserters that such an attack was in the making, the idea must have been considered a preposterous notion by the informed but overconfident Hessian Colonel Rall.
The crossing wasn’t just difficult, it was as if nature worked against the plan. Driving rain and strong winds in near freezing temperatures pounded the crossing effort, followed by a march in deep snow, which providentially must have contributed to the perception that such an attack could net reasonably be attempted. However, General Washington was beyond reasonable. The attack, even though delayed by hours and forced to take place in daylight instead of pre-dawn as planned, caught the invaders completely by surprise after their night of celebration. What many on both sides of the effort considered impossible, was a significant triumph that succeeded in strengthening the morale of the army and turning the tide of the war.
The cause of liberty, of freedom and independence, appears to have a cost attached. In his first article of The American Crisis, published only three days previous to this triumph of the Washington and the American army, Thomas Paine penned these words,
“Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated.” - The American Crisis, December 23, 1776 - Thomas Paine
As we wrap up what many of us worldwide commemorate as the birth of Jesus Christ, maybe we can also remember to seek His direction and providence for, “… so celestial an article…” if it is our intention to keep it.
Every signatory to the Declaration of Independence, assented to these words,
“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.”
Will we put our hope in He whose birth we celebrate, whose life we seek to emulate and whose triumph over all things we might participate?
Now, today, is a day of decision for America … for you, and for me.
Today we are sharing the Thanksgiving Day Proclamation of 1789 by President George Washington, which was issued shortly after the Constitution was ratified. As we reflect upon the events of our day, it will be significant to allow these words to speak for themselves and recognize what makes our commemoration uniquely American.
Please accept our best wishes for your Thanksgiving Holiday.
************* By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation.
Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor-- and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.
Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be-- That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks--for his kind care and protection of the People of this Country previous to their becoming a Nation--for the signal and manifold mercies, and the favorable interpositions of his Providence which we experienced in the course and conclusion of the late war--for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty, which we have since enjoyed--for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted--for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.
and also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and beseech him to pardon our national and other transgressions-- to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually--to render our national government a blessing to all the people, by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed--to protect and guide all Sovereigns and Nations (especially such as have shewn kindness unto us) and to bless them with good government, peace, and concord--To promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the encrease of science among them and us--and generally to grant unto all Mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as he alone knows to be best.
Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.
(Dear Friends of Liberty, this entry was held by a place holder, but a hard drive issue caused the full post to get lost. It's been found. Thanks for your patience.)
What we’ve been facing in America for generations is now painfully obvious, and it’s that We the People are not in charge, or are we? We are going to explore the Constitution and reference throughout, a document shared here for your consideration, The Unknown Teeth in the Constitution.
Portland, Seattle, Chicago, and Kenosha were torched and looted and hundreds of cities in all 50 states experienced disruptions, discord and violence in the last 18 months.
Government officials who never missed a payday were determining whose work was essential and whose was not.
Oath bound public officers, Governors, Mayors, City Councils and School boards act as if they are immune to the needs, displeasure and pains of their citizens. They have arrested church members singing in public, closed churches and business with unlegislated mandates and impaired the execution of contracts, while feigning that their own abuses, are somehow in the name of doing so for our own good.
Medical choice is now restricted to those who choose to shed the blood of their unborn, those who by nature of their high status, exempt themselves from their mask edicts or whether openly or by deception from taking a mandatory injection, imposed upon the rest of us at the cost of our own health and livelihood, or the tens of thousands who have managed to cross our borders illegally and get complementary travel and benefits at our expense without the mandated shots. (We’ll get back to those In a moment.) Members of our military are walking away from retirement benefits, separated from the service and some, dishonorably discharged. Why? Because they believe that have a right to health freedom, particularly where the benefits of an untested vaccine are obfuscated and even questionable. So it is with the many first responders, police, firefighters and EMTs and medical personnel all over the country who are being pushed out of their own livelihoods. Is this crazy or what? Was this anywhere in your imagination two years ago?
What happened to "my body, my choice?" Have we forgotten that there is a word for forcible penetration? It’s called RAPE!
And what about those who are invaders flooding into our southern border. Let’s define this. An invasion doesn’t have to be military. It can be:
An instance of invading a country or region
An incursion by a large number of people
An unwelcome intrusion into another’s domain,
An attack of a military force, and…
What we experience then is that the invaders (illegal aliens is the euphemism) get involved in our political process to:
Or attempt to participate in the political process
Has there been one, even one federal officer who has invoked the word invasion to what is happening on our southern border? The terms we hear are "undocumented workers," "immigrants," "asylum seekers" and even "dreamers," referring to what often turn out to be violent and criminal adults who come across our southern border, in many cases, masquerading as minors and who do violence in our communities and to our fellow Citizens. Some have been deported and returned to do violence again. Just a few weeks ago, one of those (air quotes here) poor underprivileged freedom seekers, raped a passenger on a subway in New York. And if that wasn’t bad enough, the other passengers on the train who have been so conditioned to be spectators by technology, just stood, and watched, and recorded the incident on their phones. What have we become that we have "tolerance" for such lunacy?
But I digress. Why have you not heard the word invasion come from the halls of Congress, anywhere? You wouldn’t expect to hear this from a Democrat, but… have you heard it from Rand Paul? …Ted Cruz? …or Josh Hawley? Ben Sasse? …or Lindsey Graham? …Mitch McConnell, Roy Blunt or Marco Rubio?
Here’s an idea why not… because using the word invasion may have a specific constitutional meaning. It is unambiguous and here’s what it means.
Constitution of the United States, Article 4:
"The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence."
If we call this an invasion, then we must do something about it. And, what, is that?
Article I – Section 8 of the Constitution, speaks to the enumerated powers delegated to Congress. One of those is to be found in Clause 15:
"To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;"
Hhhh! And OH NO! There’s that word. MILITIA! Coming from the lips of purveyors of the woke narrative, it is supposed to convey some form of extremism, but such purveyors may be ignorant at best, and otherwise infidels if they understand what they are saying, for they betray the trust of the laws that protect, even them. The word Militia is referred to six times in the text of the Constitution, the most familiar of which is from here:
Article II of the Bill of Rights:
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."
Well, what does that mean? Well, I am glad you asked. First, if you read your state constitution, you may find that if you may already be a member of your state militia. Understanding the intent of the Founding Fathers, It means that the militia of the several states constitute the armed forces of the Union and it is their duty to execute the laws of the Union.
In the Founder’s vision, they understood that the people are expected to be armed and ready to protect their own family, property, neighbors and communities. So, if a community is going to defund the police, go right ahead! But the only effective way to do that is to follow the pattern the framers of the Republic laid out - constitutionally organized militias within the states and counties let by Governors and Sheriff's within our Republic. Otherwise, when you have lawlessness like we saw in Kenosha, Wisconsin, don’t be surprised when someone as young as 17, intrinsically understands what these things mean. What was missing from those burning and ravaged cities over these past several months? Trained, armed neighborhood citizens of their local organized militias who would have been ready to prevent the violence. Or, even without an active militia, as a last resort, armed citizens using their unabridged right of self protection for their families and property might have had an opposite effect on this historical record.
How interesting it is, that two Idaho cities, Coeur d’alene and Boise somehow were spared the chaos when busloads of Black Lives Matter operatives arrived in those communities and observed armed Citizens at every corner. Ooops!
Earlier, I remarked that no member of Congress has dared to use the term invasion to refer to the massive influx of foreigners flooding over our porous border, but I looked this up while I was preparing this message and - lo and behold - as late as October 21 of this year, the Congressional Record reveals that Congressmen Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, Bill Posey of Florida, Kevin Hern of Oklahoma and Congresswoman Carol Miller of Illinois, actually called it what it is, but they all stopped there. They did not take the next obvious step to apply the Constitution.
Speaking of Congress, Democrats are celebrating the passage of Biden’s Build Back Better 2 Trillion infrastructure plan. Two trillions of dollars more Federal Reserve paper rectangles to flood the economy and sap the substance out of the American people.
What would be our Constitutional solution?
Let’s understand a couple of thinigs:
Even in its battered and beleaguered condition, the Constitution still stands in the way of complete tyranny throughout the land. There is something going on and (pun intended) the mask is off. It doesn’t appear that the global virus effecting governments around the world, that of COMMAND AND CONTROL, is being hidden in the shadows anymore. It’s apparent and open. But America is the target and as Dr. Walter Williams once said. “If liberty dies in America, it is destined to die everywhere.”
This is deliberate. Let’s call it like it is. We are experiencing a war on Liberty. Our nation has been here before, and might you and I have imagined, that we would be facing the same challenges that the citizens of a young America faced almost 250 years ago. Historically, the results of the COMMAND AND CONTROL virus have been seen before. It starts with chaos, division and moves on soon, to provocation, leading to disarmament! Such regimes know that gun control works – for them! This may be uncomfortable, but this video, No Guns For Negroes is instructive. Maybe someone can share this with Lori Lightfoot and other big city mayors of her ilk.
But the primary focus of this is message is not gun control, it’s not abortion, its not about the invasion, nor the tyranny of forcible rape with a syringe, nor the economy. All of these are symptoms of one root problem and all of these can be addressed by one root solution. It should be noted that as we are distracted with alarming news from every direction, we are also supposed to be mesmerized into confusion and division over our pet issue, but again, addressing the root cause allows us to focus on a root response. What is it that every one of these issues has in common?
Well, I’ll wait…
Everyone of them has a root cause in that our oath bound public servants are in violation of the Constitution with these behaviors.
I started the message with this line:
”What we’ve been facing in America for generations is now painfully obvious, and it’s that We the People are not in charge, or are we?”
Actually, we kinda are in charge. This may sound strange, but we have gotten what we have earned. It’s simply the law of the harvest. We have outsourced our liberty to servants who have enriched and entrenched themselves and now they believe they are the masters. We have fallen for every campaign slogan of every election as we have failed to recognize that the Democratic and Republican parties or just two wings of the same predatory bird. And the government is like the bully on the playground taunting us with this, “Watcha gonna do ‘bout it!”
George Washington has this to say about parties.
“All obstructions to the execution of the laws, all combinations and associations under whatever plausible character with the real design to direct, control, counteract, or awe the regular deliberation and action of the constituted authorities, are destructive of this fundamental principle and of fatal tendency. They serve to organize faction; to give it an artificial and extraordinary force; to put in the place of the delegated will of the nation the will of a party, often a small but artful and enterprising minority of the community; and, according to the alternate triumphs of different parties, to make the public administration the mirror of the ill concerted and incongruous projects of faction, rather than the organ of consistent and wholesome plans digested by common councils and modified by mutual interests.
"However combinations or associations of the above description may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely, in the course of time and things, to become potent engines by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion” - George Washington's Farewell Address - 19 September, 1796
Our first president seems prophetic with his insights!
How might we take this back? Because the Constitution has TEETH! Herein, we will explore what tools we may have to address these challenges, ADVANCE the Cause of Liberty and Reclaim the Republic.
Understanding that, you now know that the Constitution is a contract that all the states are a party to and have an equal footing on. The next step is understanding that Oath bound public servants take an oath to support and defend the Constitution.
Because the states are party to the contract – the Constitution – those who take the oath to support and defend it, are subject to the contract, committing themselves to its conditions.
From Amendment 14, Section 3, we have the following:
"No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any State, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability."
This has been hidden in sight for so long, we haven’t recognized the power of it.
It is important to point out why Section 3 does not implicate a crime has been committed – just a consequence of ineligibility to be in or hold office for committing moral perjury. Had Congress declared this a crime such as treason instead of a “qualification;” those indicted would be entitled to due process per the Constitution. Thus, with a loss of qualification there is no need for a trial to expel a public servant. One only needs evidence that a public servant directly or indirectly:
Supported a role, responsibility or power (RRP) that was not enumerated in the Constitution.
Voted for creating a law or RRP that is not within or enumerated in the Constitution.
Aided people or organizations that were violating the Constitution or constitutional laws
Given aide and or comfort to those violating Constitutional laws.
Today our evidence to remove public servants at all levels come in the form of videos, public statements, personal writings, wording in Bills, votes, and more. If one fathoms the extent and magnitude of Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment, we have had and still have in public office, public servants who should and must be removed from office for a myriad of incidents. For an example, any public servant who does not support the immigration laws should be immediately removed. How? In accordance with Article IV Section 4,
“The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union, a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion.” - [emphasis added]
Wonder if we should keep any of them! Does this sound extreme? Here are some quotes from George Orwell’s 1984?
“War is Peace Freedom is Slavery Ignorance is Strength”
“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed—if all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth. ‘Who controls the past’ ran the Party slogan, ‘controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.’ ” -p.33
“We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it.” -p.140
“Always eyes watching you and the voice enveloping you. Asleep or awake, indoors or out of doors, in the bath or bed—no escape. Nothing was your own except the few cubic centimeters inside your skull.” -p.17
“But it was alright, everything was alright, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother.” -p.271
Which side will we choose?
Surely, we are passed due for a National political Repentance. Providentially, the Constitution has the tools to restore order to America, yet, there’s something we are missing. What it doesn’t give us – is time.
We don’t know how much time we have. The scene of intrigue, deception and fraud is now blatantly evident to behold. The enemy of Liberty is so confident of victory that the strategy is in the open for all to see. The larger part of that strategy has been to turn America from its Providential roots.
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” - Ephesians 6:12
Political repentance is absolutely necessary, but will it be enough? It will be a start to return to the Constitution, but if, over the generations, the people of America have tolerated to have our Creator who has…
“…endowed us with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness,”
…to be evicted from our schools, our places of business, our halls of government and even from our homes and hearts, then should we be surprised if we are evicted from a land of promise, a land which is the envy of the world?
Our Founding Fathers recognized the hand of Divine Providence in the birth of this nation. We will do well to seek that Providence as we go about reclaiming the republic.
Whereas the President of the United States, Joe Biden, by his own admission has committed an unconstitutional act and violated his oath of office and,
Whereas, from the transcript of President Biden’s August 3rd Press Conference on the official White House website, when asked about the renter’s eviction moratorium that expired July 31st, the president stated: ” Any call for a moratorium based on the Supreme Court recent decision is likely to face obstacles. I’ve indicated to the CDC I’d like them to look at other alternatives than the one that is in existence, which the Court has declared they’re not going to allow to continue.” And during a follow-up question a few minutes later the president stated: “… the courts made it clear that the existing moratorium was not constitutional; it wouldn’t stand.” and,
Whereas the Biden administration acting through the CDC, issued a 60 day extension of the renter’s eviction moratorium later that same day on Tuesday, August 3rd.
Therefore, be it resolved that the Constitution Party’s National Executive Committee strongly condemns this unconstitutional action by President Joe Biden and calls upon the U. S. Congress to immediately begin impeachment proceedings to remove the president from office for his failure to uphold his oath of office.
There is a universal lesson that we do not seem to learn so easily. Like we take for granted the regular rising and setting of the sun, it seems to be hidden in plain sight…
There are times when blood is the ultimate currency of liberty.
There is really no way around this. When any of us are willing to have our blood spilt, it is because we have found something greater than ourselves to die for. What we Americans remember on Memorial Day are those men and women of our Armed Forces who wrote our nation a blank check when they enlisted in the service and took the oath prescribed by our Constitution – and that check was cashed at the cost of their lives. We honor those so fallen on this day.
Members of the State Committee met on May 1, 2021, for the Spring State Committee Meeting at Panther Creek Horse Camp in Tuscumbia, Missouri. The theme of the meeting was Advancing the Cause of Liberty. Along with the party's usual business, members established several new committees to prepare for the 2022 elections. Party growth and candidate recruitment will be the top priority for the party in the months approaching the filing dates.
The Constitution Party of Missouri announces the election of Paul Venable as its new state chairman. Mr. Venable is an experienced advocate for advancing personal liberty and the empowerment of families and individuals.
1999: Name changed to “Constitution Party” by delegates at the National Convention to better reflect the party’s primary focus of returning government to the U.S. Constitution’s provisions and limitations.