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    Default The Constitution has failed

    FOAC posted this recently on their Facebook page. I found it rather enlightening

    https://foac-pac.org/The-Constitutio...0Jnn1pS0Z6PZ2M



    just a snip:
    Are these powers listed under the "enumerated" powers of the Constitution? Do they violate the Bill of Rights? Virtually no one cares. Which means it doesn't matter. It's constitutional if the politicians (which, of course, includes the lawyers in robes we call "judges") say so.

    So, when it comes to the Constitution's ability to restrain government power, the conclusion is obvious: that scrap of parchment is an obvious failure, and it is apparent that the text of the document is insufficient to prevent interpretations of the text which empower the federal government rather than limit it. It is also apparent that the public and their representatives are uninterested in limiting federal power. I claim no novelty in pointing this out, of course. More astute observers recognized the impotence and failure of the US Constitution decades ago. As Murray Rothbard wrote in 1961:

    From any libertarian, or even conservative, point of view, it has failed and failed abysmally; for let us never forget that every one of the despotic incursions on man’s rights in this century, before, during and after the New Deal, have received the official stamp of Constitutional blessing.
    "It seems that the Constitution is more or less guidelines than actual rules"
    My feedback: http://forum.pafoa.org/showthread.php?t=305685

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    Default Re: The Constitution has failed

    Try reading this one without wanting to go out and shoot something ...

    https://www.tysknews.com/Depts/New_W...r/comgoals.htm

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    Default Re: The Constitution has failed

    The Constitution didn't fail, we failed.

    It's not a mandate of how people need to act and legislate, it guarantees our right of freedom to live and govern as we chose.

    Unfortunately, it seems more and more that we chose to ignore the Constitution. We chose to live as subjects and serfs and wards of the state.

    Most of our founders were way smarter than me. I can't think of any way to get around that from eventually happening to a democratic republic. Eventually, everyone wants to vote for shiny things.

    Maybe be there is something to what Thomas Jefferson wrote.

    "God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the Gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever..."

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    Default Re: The Constitution has failed

    John Adams, 1798

    While our Country remains untainted with the Principles and manners, which are now producing desolation in so many Parts of the World: while she continues Sincere and incapable of insidious and impious Policy: We shall have the Strongest Reason to rejoice in the local destination assigned Us by Providence. But should the People of America, once become capable of that deep [???] simulation towards one another and towards foreign nations, which assumes the Language of Justice and moderation while it is practicing Iniquity and Extravagance; and displays in the most captivating manner the charming Pictures of Candour frankness & sincerity while it is rioting in rapine and Insolence: this Country will be the most miserable Habitation in the World. Because We have no Government armed with Power capable of contending with human Passions unbridled by [???] morality and Religion. Avarice, Ambition [???] Revenge or Galantry, would break the strongest Cords of our Constitution as a Whale goes through a Net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious People. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

    The founders of the United States, who later established the Constitution, made clear in so many ways, including the Declaration of Independence, that they understood the nature of man, and especially that nature that is evidenced when there is no regard for God. The morality and ethics of a Godless society are those of despots and dictators and every system of Government (even those from which they benefit) that is based on Godly principles is their enemy.

    The reason we have a Democratic Republic and not a Pure Democracy is that the founders intended to protect the minorities from the Majority when it came to those principles enumerated in the Bill of Rights. In the headlong rush of America toward a Federalized Democracy, those Rights have been mischaracterized as privileges and trampled upon, time and time again - and will be more so trampled until essentially destroyed.

    My signature has been calling attention to this fact for a long time!

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    Default Re: The Constitution has failed

    Quote Originally Posted by JCinPA View Post
    Try reading this one without wanting to go out and shoot something ...

    https://www.tysknews.com/Depts/New_W...r/comgoals.htm
    I will highlight the following as directly relevant today:

    15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

    16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.

    17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers' associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

    18. Gain control of all student newspapers.

    19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.

    20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.


    21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.

    22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to "eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms."

    23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art."

    24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press.

    25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

    26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."

    27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a "religious crutch."

    28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state."

    29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.

    30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the "common man."

    31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the "big picture." Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.

    32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture--education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.

    35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.


    36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.

    37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.

    38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].

    39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.

    40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.

    41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.

    42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use ["]united force["] to solve economic, political or social problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jesemd View Post
    I will highlight the following as directly relevant today:

    15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

    16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.

    17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers' associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

    18. Gain control of all student newspapers.

    19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.

    20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.


    21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.

    22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to "eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms."

    23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art."

    24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press.

    25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

    26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."

    27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a "religious crutch."

    28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state."

    29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.

    30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the "common man."

    31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the "big picture." Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.

    32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture--education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.

    35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.


    36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.

    37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.

    38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].

    39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.

    40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.

    41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.

    42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use ["]united force["] to solve economic, political or social problems.
    They have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams...ergo...the DemoCommie Party. The Commies run for office, Americans run for money....thus you get Congress Commies in office for 40 years running a cold Coup for 40 years, which is now going HOT
    "In 4 TRUMP years or less, you will love how America looks....I GUARANTEE it."

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    Those who were elected and swore to uphold the constitution failed!
    I don't speak English , I talk American!

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    they have achieved, at least in part, every one of their communist goals with the notable exception that they switched russia out for china in several. several they are in progress on or have become outdated with the progression of time.
    "These are the times that try men's souls" - Thomas Paine
    "Live free or die. Death is not the worst of evils” – John Stark

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    Quote Originally Posted by fallenleader View Post
    they have achieved, at least in part, every one of their communist goals with the notable exception that they switched russia out for china in several. several they are in progress on or have become outdated with the progression of time.
    At least 43 out of 45 of them.

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