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Over-Explaining Conservatism and Under-Explaining the US Constitution.

Explaining 'Conservatism' and listing Political Party agenda items does not explain America, the Constitutional Republic. Only the Constitution explains America.

Vic Biorseth, Thursday, May 06, 2021
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In any sport involving a ball, the first and most important rule is to keep your eye on the ball. The ball is the whole point of the game. The ball is everything. You cannot allow anyone to distract you from the ball, and you cannot lose track of where the ball is if you intend to win the game. 

In American politics, for all American Patriots, our Constitution is the ball. 

We take our eye off of our Constitution at our nation's peril, and at our own personal peril.  

It was written for us; for each one of us, individually. The object of the political game being played here is for the opposing team to take our Constitution away from us, and then to rule us, outside of, in spite of and in direct violation of our Constitution. 

Indeed, they are already doing that, almost completely. Because we took our eye off of the Constitution.

And our team leaders, who are mostly Republicrats, are helping them do that by keeping our attention focused on individual political agenda items of contention, and over-explaining 'Conservatism' as opposed to the Marxocrat positions supporting 'Leftist-Liberalism', which is not the same thing as Classical Liberalism, but something very nearly opposite of that. 

Which is to say, Marxism.

Absolute close-minded bigotry and intolerance of all opposing views.

But everyone on our side is looking at the long and growing list of political 'issues' and no one is looking at the Constitution itself any more. 

By plan

They got us to take our eye off the ball, and if they have their way, they're never going to ever let us see it again. 

The only one on the radio who knew what the game was really about was Rush Limbaugh, but he's gone now. Mark Steyn was a close second, but for some reason we're not hearing so much from him any more. President Donald J. Trump was actually re-establishing Constitutionalism in formerly Constitutional America during his first four year term in office. Whether he was doing that knowingly, or as a matter of pure business practicality, we cannot know, but the fact remains that he was actually doing it, and doing it against opposition from both sides

The Two Major "Eye Off The Ball" Constitutional Misconceptions

1. The Misconstrued Mission of the Supreme Court. "Conservative" talk show hosts, journalists and commentators describe the purpose of the Court as being the final authority in legal matters of contention between the Congress and the Presidency. But that is just dead wrong. 

It is also held that the Court is the final arbiter of what is 'Constitutional' and what is not. That, too, is dead wrong. 

Article III describes the duties of the Court, and they do not include settling arguments between the other two coequal branches, nor do they include determining what is Constitutional and what is not. The major function of the Court, as far as the American citizen is concerned, is as the final court of appeal, and that's it. 

The Constitution itself, written in plain simple English, is the sole arbiter of what is Constitutional and what is not. All three coequal branches need to know the Constitution in order to fulfill their individual Constitutional functions.

  • The Congress needs to know the Constitution in order to legislate Constitutional law;
  • the Presidency needs to know the Constitution in order to enforce Constitutional law;
  • the Court needs to know the Constitution in order to adjudicate Constitutional law. 

The 1803 Marbury v. Madison case adjudicated by the Supreme Court established the precedent of 'Judicial Review', by striking down a preexisting law that the Court found to be unconstitutional. The Court held that any unconstitutional law was null and 'no law' by dint of being unconstitutional. By simple declaration, the Court nullified an unconstitutional law. 

That precedent did nothing to change, add to or detract from the Constitutional duties of the Court. Nothing in the Constitution changed. The Constitution nowhere granted the Court the ability to go willy-nilly through existing laws declaring them one way or another, nor did it grant the Court the ability to change, legislate or make any new law, usurping the sole legislative authority of the Congress. 

The Congress and the Presidency have the exact same authority as the Court, to declare any unconstitutional law to be null and no law. 

The fact that Congress has yet to establish a legal principle of 'Congressional Review', and the Presidency has yet to establish a legal principle of 'Presidential Review', striking down unconstitutional law, does not mean that they cannot do it, in the image of the Court's action in Marbury v. Madison. The three branches are coequal in all regards.

The Constitution is it's own judge; no man judges the Constitution. 

The Constitution rules us, and it rules our 'representative' government. 

Equally

And if anyone thinks the high court is apolitical or nonpartisan, they have another think coming. I submit that Elana Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor are dyed in the wool Communists. (I mean Marxocrats.)

2. The unconstitutional establishment of unrepresentative Soviets, e.g. dictatorial administrative bureaucracies. The Constitution nowhere grants the Congress the authority or ability to 'delegate' any of its exclusive legislative authority to any other body or entity that may exist or be brought into existence for that purpose. 

Unconstitutional and unrepresentative bureaucratic 'Regulations' with full force of law behind them are running much of America today. Issued by nameless, faceless, unelected and completely unaccountable bureaucrats, everybody in government recognizes, respects and even honors and praises them, as if they were Constitutional. 

But they are unconstitutional, which is to say, they are anti-American. 

The are now 'administering' us, completely outside of the Constitution. 

As we have pointed out elsewhere herein, over and over again, very nearly every government bureaucracy is an unconstitutional entity by dint of being 'out of scope' for the federal government, per Article One Section Eight, among other reasons. 

They should be shut down and everyone in them fired, by any Congress or by any President with the balls to do it. 

Our government is supposed to be small and limited, not a huge and ever growing 'Soviet Union of America'.

Explain the Constitution, not 'Conservatism'

Who cares about conservatism? The Constitution is 'The Ball' here. 

Rather than 'keeping to issues', we would simplify the task by keeping to the Constitution. 

How would you explain Catholicism to someone who didn't know what it was? You would point them to the old Baltimore Catechism. Very simple; nothing to it. It's all right there. 

So, how should you explain America, to someone who didn't know what it was?

Point them to:

  1. America's foundational purpose for being, which is laid out in our Declaration of Independence
  2. America's Constitution, which 'constitutes' us, in accord with what the Declaration says, and makes of us America

Again, very simple; nothing to it. It's all right there. 

See also,

God, Nature and the USA. The unique relationship between God, the Author of Nature, and the "Natural" political organization of the USA, as Declared and as Constituted.



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Get behind President Trump, or someone just like President Trump if such a person exists, and make America Constitutional again. 

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Date:  Thu May 06 11:01:52 2021
From:  BG
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Location:  TX
Comment: 

The constitution cannot be self interpreting someone has to interpret it and that is the job of the supreme court


Date:  Fri May 07 2021
From:  Vic Biorseth
Comment:  

BG:

Not true. English is the interpreter. The Constitution is written in English. All anyone needs to do to 'interpret' it is to read it. All you need to qualify you as an interpreter of the American Constitution is the ability to read English. 

It was written for the American citizen, and the American citizen has to know it in order to most properly be an American citizen. 

We are the world's only Nation Of Laws because of this simple fact. 

American citizenship is not merely a state of being; it is a function

Regards,

Vic


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