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Common Sense Too: Part 2
Key to the success of our elected tyrants is the protection afforded them by the constitution and their flawed interpretation of it. For without this protection, power would only be gained through force instead of being gained by the majority rule election process. Because their power and their profession relies on this deception, that has taken our rights and destroyed our limited, rule of law form of government, every effort will be made to convince those oppressed that they indeed are properly following and adhering to the rule of law as set forth in the constitution.
To give creedance to their infringment on our liberties through legislative misdeeds, they take league with the supposed scholars of the Supreme Court. The members of the court are appointed with great influence from the two party system. The funding of the court is controled by the legislators and can be cut if rulings don't conform to the new norm that allows for increased legislative powers.
The court will point to prior precedents and that precedent will point to one before that one so on and so forth, to the point of where the objector will not have the ability to decipher what is right and must take the word of their oppressor who is skilled in such manors. They will point to the backing of the majority whose blessing they obtained through deception. Learned judges with great esteem will pronounce great rulings allowing such tyranny as their power depends on such and the status quo protects their high position.
Remember that for all men to be of equal standing our constitution must be clear and concise so that all men can understand the principles and laws that protect our freedoms. Complexity is the tool of the tyrant to take his superior position. His superior position depends on his ability to convince you that gravity does not exist while your feet are planted on the ground. All men’s diligence and belief in the principle of limited government and the natural rights of all men, as was the design of our founding fathers, is what is required to resist the tyranny of deception.
I put forth here evidence of the perversion to the original intent of the constitution and in particular the phrase “GENERAL WELFARE”: The Second last paragraph of Federalist Paper No. 41, as written by James Madison to the people of New York, is listed here:
Some, who have not denied the necessity of the power of taxation, have grounded a very fierce attack against the Constitution, on the language in which it is defined. It has been urged and echoed, that the power "to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts, and excises, to pay the debts, and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States," amounts to an unlimited commission to exercise every power which may be alleged to be necessary for the common defense or general welfare.
No stronger proof could be given of the distress under which these writers labor for objections, than their stooping to such a misconstruction. Had no other enumeration or definition of the powers of the Congress been found in the Constitution, than the general expressions just cited, the authors of the objection might have had some color for it; though it would have been difficult to find a reason for so awkward a form of describing an authority to legislate in all possible cases.
A power to destroy the freedom of the press, the trial by jury, or even to regulate the course of descents, or the forms of conveyances, must be very singularly expressed by the terms "to raise money for the general welfare.”But what color can the objection have, when a specification of the objects alluded to by these general terms immediately follows, and is not even separated by a longer pause than a semicolon?
Federalist Paper No 41 by James Madison
The federalist papers were a form of white paper to convince people that the constitution was worthy of their support and in this particular passage James Madison was trying to convince the people that “General Welfare” was but a heading to specific powers listed below that heading. He chastises those who feared this phrase would be used for unlimited power and taxation. As we know today the objectors’ fears were founded as “General Welfare” is today used to grant our legislators unlimited taxing powers and through it enables their control of our Society.
Remember that Madison was a Federalist and believed in a strong central government; but even the federalists were for limits on the central government as the above passage illustrates.
A common sense reading of the above passage would lead any clear thinking man to conclude that “General Welfare” as used in the constitution was not a generic granting of taxing powers but an introductory paragraph to a list of specific limited taxing powers. One must assume that those who reach the highest positions in our court would also understand this design but choose to ignore such matters for their own design.
Wikipedia Article on United States vs. Butler
I would put forth the Supreme Court ruling in U.S. vs. Butler (1936) as evidence that in fact our Supreme Court justices would in fact succumb to self serving desires by handing down the following liberal interpretation of the constitution:
The clause thought to authorize the legislation, the first, confers upon the Congress power 'to lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States. ...' It is not contended that this provision grants power to regulate agricultural production upon the theory that such legislation would promote the general welfare. The government concedes that the phrase 'to provide for the general welfare' qualifies the power 'to lay and collect taxes.' The view that the clause grants power to provide for the general welfare, independently of the taxing power, has never been authoritatively accepted. Mr. Justice Story points out that, if it were adopted, 'it is obvious that under color of the generality of the words, to 'provide for the common defence and general welfare', the government of the United States is, in reality, a government of general and unlimited powers, notwithstanding the subsequent enumeration of specific powers.' The true construction undoubtedly is that the only thing granted is the power to tax for the purpose of providing funds for payment of the nation's debts and making provision for the general welfare.
Nevertheless, the government asserts that warrant is found in this clause for the adoption of the Agricultural Adjustment Act. The argument is that Congress may appropriate and authorize the spending of moneys for the 'general welfare'; that the phrase should be liberally [297 U.S. 1, 65] construed to cover anything conducive to national welfare; that decision as to what will promote such welfare rests with Congress alone, and the courts may not review its determination; and, finally, that the appropriation under attack was in fact for the general welfare of the United States.
The Congress is expressly empowered to lay taxes to provide for the general welfare.
Caselaw Ruling on United States vs. Butler
In the passage above by James Madison, one of the founding fathers, those arguing that the phrase “General Welfare” will be used to give Congress unlimited taxing powers, are referenced to as engaging in misconstruction. In the Supreme Court ruling above congress is expressly empowered to lay taxes to cover anything conducive to national welfare. The deception is complete. This ruling will then be used as precedent in future rulings and congress’s unlimited taxing power has become the norm.