Was “The Original Intent”
Copyright © 2013 by Michael A. Shea -
Whose Divine Hand Was behind the Establishment of the United States of America and our Founding Documents.
Without morals, virtues, we have no Constitution
To the Editor: I am writing in response to Paul Brown’s opinion that Republicans should get off the moral bandwagon and stick with defending the Constitution. The short answer is that without morals and virtues, we have no Constitution, we have no country. It was James Madison who said, "The future and success of America is not in this Constitution, but in the laws of God upon which this Constitution is founded.”
Our Constitution John Adams stated “was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.” “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion.”
A society without morals and virtue Jefferson stated is a “degeneracy in these is a canker which soon eats to the heart of its laws and constitution.”
You need to look no further than Washington D.C. (& some in ) today to see what happens when human passions are unbridled by morality and religion with the resulting lack of respect of law and the Constitution. As an independent voter in defense of the Constitution, put me on the moral bandwagon.
When a democracy is not a democracy
To the Editors: I am writing in response to Helen Crowe who wrote “When is a democracy not a democracy?” Contrary to the misinformed assertions of many Americans, the United States was established as a “republic,” not a “democracy.” As a form of government, democracy was universally detested by the Founding Fathers. Founder Fisher Ames stated, “Liberty has never lasted long in a democracy, nor has it ever ended in anything better than despotism.” Democracy is mob rule that John Adams said “soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself.”
Under our republican form of government, our (God given) rights are secured by the Constitution and by citizens and elected officials respecting the rule of law. Thomas Jefferson said “Republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind.”
Regardless of the party in power or their agenda, it is the duty of those elected (who swore an oath to God) to “support and defend the Constitution.” We elect the President to steer the good ship Liberty. We do not elect the President or Congress to throw the Constitution overboard and dismantle the ship. That is despotism. Those who work to stop any unconstitutional legislation from becoming law or check any unconstitutional behavior from our elected officials are not special interest or lobbyists; many are patriots protecting our liberties. ALL Americans have a duty of to “support and defend the Constitution from enemies foreign and domestic.” -
The Constitution is not a Partisan issue
To the Editors: I am writing in response to the letter “Know Nothing Party on display April 15” by Roger Yacopucci. Far from “Know Nothings,” the mostly independent voters who attended the Tea Party were knowledgeable on current issues and the Constitution. They were not just protesting taxes, they were also protesting unconstitutional behavior and having their rights trampled on by many in both the Democratic and Republican Parties -
Most protesters understood the Constitution is not a partisan issue, because without it our Republic would cease to exist. I saw many with hand made signs quoting Jefferson and other Founders. Thomas Jefferson stated, "Let no more be said of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution." Besides taxes, binding down the unrestrained Federal power grab by adherence to the Constitution was a sentiment shared by many at the gathering.
The Revolutionary War was over far more than just taxes. Taxes were at the bottom of the list of complaints against the King in the Declaration. It was over liberty, religious freedom, God-
George Washington, God and The Battle of Boston
The Battle of Boston illustrates why George Washington and fellow patriots humbly deferred credit to God for their victories in the Revolutionary War.
In a very risky operation on the night of March 4th, 1776, Washington ordered General Thomas to move 3000 men to the base of Dorchester Heights. Under a bright moon, in full view of the British Fort, they built fortifications. A fortuitous fog rolled in over the British position as a steady breeze kept construction noise away from enemy ears. The Americans labored under the light of the moon, completing their work about three in the morning.
At dawn, the British were amazed at the fortifications the patriots had constructed. Author William M. Thayer wrote,
The British General Howe exclaimed. “The rebels have done more in one night than my whole army would have done in months.” …Quickly as possible General Howe began to bombard the new fortifications on Dorchester Heights. All throughout the day he cannonaded the little American army and, under the cover of bombardment, prepared to land twenty-
Under the darkness of night General Howe sent twenty-
Deficit spending brings economic servitude
To the Editors: We are in economic slavery and servitude today, because we have ignored the Founding Fathers words of advice on debt and government. Thomas Jefferson, said “I place economy among the first and most important of virtues, and public debt as the greatest of dangers to be feared.” “To preserve our independence we must not let our leaders load us with perpetual debt. ….If we can prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people under the pretence of caring for them, we will be wise.”
Perpetual debt now stands at about $35,000, soon to be $47,000 for evey man, woman and child. With economic servitude come taxes to pay for debt. “The borrower is the slave of the lender.” Proverbs 22:7
Only the private sector can create jobs. While some government jobs are needed, to pay for those jobs (as well as public debt), government must take through taxes, the fruits of your labor and business. It is for this reason the Founders wanted limited government as well as limited debt. As Justice John Marshall wrote, "The power to tax involves the power to destroy," to destroy your liberties, your freedoms and your children’s future. -
Most Constitution signers were not slave owners
To the Editors: I am writing in response to an AP article dated 4-
One of the first pieces of legislation Congress passed was The Northwest Ordinance , which banned slavery in the Northwest Territory. Article 6, “There shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in the said territory.” Even George Washington willed upon the death of his wife, his slaves to be freed with part of Mount Vernon sold for their support. The AP article misstates history and demonizes the Founding Fathers. It is through their blood, sweat, tears and treasure that we have a Republic today, where any American citizen, regardless of race, is fee to run for public office. Download -
Constitution was based on divine law
To the Editors: I am writing in response to a letter, “Constitution cannot guide us on same-
The biblical basis of law found in Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England was basic reference for US, and Supreme Court, for years. Justice James Wilson wrote, “Human law must rest its authority, upon the authority of that law, which is divine. Far from being rivals or enemies, religion and law are twin sisters, friends, and mutual assistants.” Through frame of government, and law, the Founding Fathers tried to ensure laws of government would not violate divine law [Old & New Testament]. Laws sanctioning same-
"To deliberately omit reference to God and the county's Christian religious heritage that birthed liberty and freedom in to the world is not unpatriotic, it is a sin against God and a national crime."
— The Author
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