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Tag: US Constitution
By JGillman, Section News
Each year an event that celebrates the document which makes our Republic is held in Northern Michigan with 500-1000 attendees.
The Constitution was signed September 17, 1787. The Constitution Celebration Event is TODAY (September 15) from 1-5, with main stage activities, a children's room, and education hall. This year is the third annual event, and also includes a classic car show outdoors with awards for 'Best American Car', 'Best British Car', and of course 'best in show.'
After the event, there is a short break until 6PM for the Founding Fathers and Mothers dinner which is used as a fundraising effort to support event activities. This years honored Founding Father And Mother will be Jim and Ida Tompkins of Traverse City. A video presentation will be shown during the affair.
Also During the dinner we will announce our 'Grand Defender' award, which goes to a previously recognized Constitution Defender an award given to a selected member of the community for work on behalf of and consistent with the premise of constitution.
Our special Keynote Speaker for the dinner this year is Norman R Hughes.
Tickets MAY still be available to those who wish to attend. If coming to the dinner and have not already made arrangements for tickets, please come to the show early and ask. The event is held at the Williamsburg Dinner Theater in Acme.
Other information is available at constitutioncelebration.com Hope to see you there!
By JGillman, Section News
Compassion does not necessarily equal ethical behavior.
What someone might call "the right thing to do," might be anything but that. Especially if it requires that a crime be perpetrated in order to follow through. Most acts of compassion by an individual cannot be questioned. It is self sacrifice; or giving, that heals, nurtures, grows, etc. It becomes a very different act when perpetrated through coercion upon some for the benefit of others.
The affordable care act is one of those "right things to do" according to its supporters. However, it is also one of those things which has no authority as an enumerated power defined in the constitution. The federal government has no authority to act on state's issues such as health care, welfare, and schooling. Only the broadest interpretation of commerce issues allow it to assume other responsibilities such as labor and transportation, but those come from the weak links established through a lazy practice known as case law, and precedent.
The federal government has no reason to be involved in, or managing the critical aspects of our lives. The mantra of "Its the law of the land" be damned. We still have a constitution, as damaged as it might be through neglect and cowardice. It provides absolute protections from authority to the people, and to the states which those people reside.
Unless those states and people surrender to that authority.
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By JGillman, Section News
The "Republic" is 225 years old today.
Yesterday, we held a party in Acme to celebrate, hosting several hundred, and later in the evening, we had 110 folks join us for a dinner celebration. This year's party was the second annual event, and included a car show, and a "Ms. Constitution" crowning. A great deal of planning and personal time and energy goes into this, as well as resources from the volunteers and donors alike. In fact some of the regulars here have pitched in to help make it reality. We thank you!
Its a pretty big .... Deal.
Celebrating the birthday of our Republic as well is U.S. Representative Tim Walberg:
"For 225 years the Constitution has been this country's bedrock. Our founding fathers wrote it not only to address the issues of their day, but with the clear intent that it was to be used to address foreseen and unforeseen issues in the future. I believe we must continue to honor and celebrate the Constitution's principles of federalism, commitment to freedom and protection of individual liberties".Seen and Unforeseen. Indeed.
Representative Candice Miller offers a little more:
"225 years ago today members of the Constitutional Convention signed the final draft of our Constitution and sent it to the states for ratification. Our nation had been founded 11 years earlier on the self-evident truths that all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights including life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The Declaration of Independence also stipulated `that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.' The ratification of our Constitution created the government of the people, by the people and for the people promised in the Declaration. Our Constitution was truly revolutionary because never before in human history had the rights of the individual been placed before the rights of the king or the state. In America, the people are sovereign. Our Constitution still stands 225 years later as the greatest blueprint for liberty ever created by man. Today, every American should celebrate the freedom guaranteed by the self-government enshrined in our Constitution. Happy Constitution Day!"I would echo such sentiment.
In fact I would be a little more aggressive in upholding the little teeny tiny parts like "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." as a guide. That tenth part of the bill of rights pretty much has been run over, spit on, and mangled to fit the agendas of politicos from both sides of the aisle for decades.
Given that these two of our Michigan Delegation were the only ones to even note the 225th birthday of the most important part of our heritage, I salute them. I hope it is not merely sans signification.
Happy Birthday to our Republic.
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By hangmann747, Section News
John Adams, our second president & major contributor and signer of The Declaration of Independence, said, "Our Constitution is wholly inadequate to the government of any other then a moral and religious people."
This warning says at it's heart that if the people of our country or it's legislators do not have high moral standards the Constitution does not have the regulations in it to guard against immoral corruption. The founders so believed in "We The People" they wrote the Constitution so they would have the true power in this great nation. They also "Banked" in that just and moral heart that the people had at that time.
Without that just and moral heart guiding your decisions, an immoral person will steer away from the Constitutions intentions and drag everyone else with them. Thus re-writing the Constitution without actually changing it's words.
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By hangmann747, Section News
As some of you know I posted about Obama's desire to have a "Civilian National Security Force" . He says he wants it "Just as powerful, just as strong, and just well funded as the Military". Listen below in his own words:
Well on January 23, 2009 He signed the directive and here is the:
"Department of Defense Directive #1404.10"
Get ready All; Obama's Gestapo is all ready Here!
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