Democracy or Republic?

 

I had had an entire paragraph written and my laptop (running Windows 10) encountered an “Unexpected Error” and had to reboot. I’m struggling to keep my paranoid side (Scorpio Moon which rules the Emotions) under control. The good news is, the “Blue Screen of Death” now has a sad emoji :(. Back to the post!! Which has taken me a couple days to write because I wanted to research what I was writing and “fact check” my facts.

This is for my American Readers. Think quickly and answer this: which do we live in? If your quick answer was, “Democracy”, you were incorrect. We actually live in a “Constitutional Republic”. In a true Democracy, every time there was a new law, for example, we’d all have to go to the polls and vote on it. In a Republic, like we are supposed to be living in, we elect people to represent us and vote on the laws that they have written. In the past, that would have meant we were voting constantly. However, the last Congress only produced preschool level behaviors. In my opinion!!!

I am finishing a fantastic book called, “Reloaded: an American Warning” by David M. Robertson. I snagged it off Amazon in Kindle format from here: Reloaded: An American Warning. He has laid out in plain words, what I’ve known for a while now. Our country’s Constitution has been dismantled one Article at a time. Disclaimer: I am not an expert on this subject!! I am an average American who has watched everything her country has been and has stood for be destroyed. By Whom? The only answer I can see is, Multinational Corporations. Google, Trans Pacific Partnership if you don’t believe me. This was a “Trade Agreement” written by corporate lawyers and corporations, backed by Barack Obama and was forced on Congress. Congress waived their Right to vote on any of it and send it straight to the President to be signed. The only vote they retained was “Yes or No” and they couldn’t even read the full text before doing that!! Fortunately, the majority of the countries involved wouldn’t sign it. There is a clause in this agreement where a Sovereign Government can be taken to a secret court and sued by a corporation and forced to do what the corporations want. Look it up.

OK. So, why am I claiming that our Constitution and our Rights are being destroyed? The big one is our Currency. The Constitution gives the power to “Coin Money” to Congress Article 1, Section 8, Clause 5. In my opinion and the opinion of many, the formation of the Federal Reserve is a violation of this.

The First Amendment: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press….” With the passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2017 there is a provision buried deep in the text titled “Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act of 2016”. Alex Jones, of InfoWars, and others claim this provision will create a “Ministry of Truth” in the Federal Government and with this huge push against what the Obama Administration is calling “Fake News”, I tend to agree. Google “Operation Mockingbird” and you’ll learn the CIA was (is?) feeding mainstream media news stories and how to report them.

Fourth Amendment: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” If you think the police in the United States are in any way honoring this Amendment, then you aren’t paying attention to even mainstream news and need to wake up. Fast. Add to this, our police and sheriff offices have been being sold/given military equipment for years. To find out what your local law enforcement department has gotten, you can look them up here:  http://www.shtfplan.com/militarization-by-county-via-the-law-enforcement-support-office?appSession=889117888646776&cbSearchAgain=true&AppKey=36701000b255adcfe6ca4b13a8a4  Above our local agencies is the Federal Government’s “War on Terror” which is more of a War on American’s Rights. The NDAA, mentioned above, allows the government to detain us indefinitely. The so called USA PATRIOT Act was signed into law by George W. Bush on Oct. 26, 2001, the original Act was 342 pages long and was in response to the “terrorist acts” on 9/11. Did it strike any of you as odd that Congress could come up with this in about 6 weeks? When, normally, they can barely agree to what time to take breaks that fast.

Fifth Amendment: “…nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.” The Obama Administration has grabbed private property in the last few weeks that’s equal to the size of Texas. Wonder if the owners were justly compensated? If it’s anything like what some local governments have done around here, the compensation isn’t even close to market value.

In his book, Mr. Robertson makes a strong case that America has been turned into a Police State. He gives the standard definition of Police State as “A totalitarian state controlled by a political police force that secretly supervises the citizen’s activities”. He further defines this by saying it is an “order of police who are put in place that are not recognized by the Constitution, who enforce a system of government that is centralized and dictatorial and requires complete subservience to the state while also secretly supervises the citizen’s activities.” With what I wrote above and with what any of us can see as happening in our country, if we aren’t living in a police state, we’re frightenly close to it.

Finally, I want to bring up what is and isn’t being taught in our Public (Government run) Schools. My son is almost 28 and has been out of school for 10 years, a lot of what I’m going to say is what I’ve heard or been told. When my son started Middle School, I asked when he was going to be taking a Government or Civics class. He asked what those were and when I explained he said something along the lines of the school not teaching anything that “old fashioned”. I asked again when he started in High School and he had the same answer. After some digging, Bear and I learned that the High School only teaches what is covered by the state and national testing. You know, the ones that show how well educated our children are? Everything my son learned about The Constitution and The Bill of Rights, he learned from us. Since he moved to California, his views have changed and he doesn’t believe those documents are as important as we think they are. They are “out dated”, from a period of time that is different from the current time and don’t really apply as much. WTF??!!?!?! A few years ago, the Obama Administration took a further step to dumb down the youth of America and came up with a new educational program called “Common Core” and it’s hard to find middle ground on it. The mainstream media spewed out the Federal Talking Points that it will standardize what students are taught from one state to the other, but then state that each school district will determine what is taught and the teachers decide how it will be taught. How does that work exactly? Obama said it is part of his “Race to the Top” initiative, but the wording I found said all the students will be taught at the “same level”. This tells me two things: first, slower learners cannot be brought up to the faster learner’s level, so, the faster learners will be taught at the slower level. The smarter students won’t be encouraged or enriched and will be taught at a level well beneath their abilities and run the risk of either being disciplined, drugged or both when they get bored and act out in class. It happened to my son for years despite my best efforts to change it. Secondly, no consideration will be given to the children’s different learning styles. The ones who learn best by doing won’t be allowed to “do”, for example. They will all be taught and expected to learn in the same way. Which, if this isn’t a stark lesson in Conformity, I don’t know what is. Don’t be different, be like your peers, don’t stand out, don’t be smarter than your peers and there are no Winners or Losers. Everyone gets a Ribbon!!

This post is only the very short list of what has been going on right under our noses, get online and start digging, you’ll be horrified at just how deep this rabbit hole really is. But, don’t stop there, stick your head up out of that hole and raise your voice. Stand Up, Speak Up and Speak Out. Or, if you don’t want to take the time, then don’t. Just go back to being a good little Citizen and watch the long anticipated new episode of “Dancing With the Stars”. Speaking of which, just WHEN exactly did a TV show become a major topic on the morning’s national news???

Resources used: “The Original Constitution” by Robert G. Natelson, published by Tenth Amendment Center, www.tenthamendmentcenter.com

“Reloaded: an American Warning” by David M. Robertson link above.

Constitution for the United States- We the People

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