When the Founders established this nation, they gave us Constitution that has lasted longer than any government document in the history of man. Along with that they gave us the Bill of Rights.
The first time the people were given rights that the government was responsible to enforce. The very first one guarantees us the freedom of press. There was a very good reason for that. Under British rule it was against the law to make public the actions of the government that the government didn’t want the people to know about. This behavior was not acceptable to the Founders. The government they established was a government of the people, by the people, for the people. There was no reason or excuse for the government to hide its actions from the people. I understand that in these days there is a need for some secrecy because of national security but that has little to do with what we are seeing with today’s press.
The problem we see today is they refuse to report on what is really going on. Therein lies the problem. If the majority of the people really knew what the government is doing, they would call for a new revolution. These actions have been going on for quite some time. The administration of FDR was rife with these kinds of actions. FDR was continuously getting legislation passed with a Democrat controlled Congress, that did not make it through the courts. Keep in mind that there was no internet, instant news, FaceBook, Instagram or any other news source that was real time. Most people only had radio. But there seemed to be no common knowledge of his attempts to override the Constitutional boundaries of the federal government as well as override the States authority: “Roosevelt’s own social class was horrified by the actions of the president. The president had been born in to a privileged family who lived a rich lifestyle on the east-coast of America – Roosevelt had been born at Hyde Park in New York State and spent his summer holidays at Campobello Island where the family had a summer holiday home.
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To finance his first New Deal, Roosevelt had introduced higher taxes for the rich. They felt that he had betrayed his class and he was expelled from his social club for letting down “his people”.
Roosevelt’s response was typically blunt claiming that the policies he was pursuing would tread on the toes of the few while the majority benefited.
The New Deal also faced a lot of opposition from the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court took its stance from a legal viewpoint and in 1935 it effectively declared the National Recovery Administration (NRA) illegal.
In the following year it declared the Agricultural Adjustment Act (AAA) unconstitutional thus killing off the AAA. The point made by the Supreme Court was that any efforts made to help farmers etc. should come at a state level and not federal level and that these parts of the New Deal went against the powers given to the states by the Constitution.
11 out of 16 of the Alphabet Laws were decreed unconstitutional in cases heard by the Supreme Court. The argument of the Supreme Court was that Roosevelt had tried to impose the power of the federal government on state governments – and this was unconstitutional. If a state deemed that there was a crisis is farming then it had the right to tackle this crisis as laid down by the Constitution but the federal government did not have the right to impose its decisions onto states.
Some politicians realised that the New Deal was not overwhelming popular with all the people and that there was a chance to make political capital out of this. The 1936 election result certainly showed that there was mileage in such an approach.” 1
Until Obama there hasn’t been a president that has attempted to ignore the limitations of the Executive Branch with impunity. FDR even wanted to ‘pack the Supreme Court so he could get his New Deal through: On February 5, 1937, President Franklin Roosevelt announces a controversial plan to expand the Supreme Court to as many as 15 judges, allegedly to make it more efficient. Critics immediately charged that Roosevelt was trying to “pack” the court and thus neutralize Supreme Court justices hostile to his New Deal.
During the previous two years, the high court had struck down several key pieces of New Deal legislation on the grounds that the laws delegated an unconstitutional amount of authority to the executive branch and the federal government. Flushed with his landslide reelection in 1936, President Roosevelt issued a proposal in February 1937 to provide retirement at full pay for all members of the court over 70. If a justice refused to retire, an “assistant” with full voting rights was to be appointed, thus ensuring Roosevelt a liberal majority. Most Republicans and many Democrats in Congress opposed the so-called “court-packing” plan. 2
There are many other instances in the FDR administration, but the media has been complacent in most administrations. Jump to the JFK administration and there was, and I believe still is, a ‘shadow government’ whose goal is the One World Order and total control of all mankind. Scripture talks about it in the book of Revelation speaks of it in detail. Kennedy made a statement seven days before he was assassinated that I never heard the media expound on: “There’s a plot in this country to enslave every man, woman and child. Before I leave this high and noble office, I intend to expose this plot.” Of the months of coverage of his assassination I never heard any mention of this ‘plot’. Why might you ask? Because the media is part of this plot.
We see today the ‘deep state’ that is being exposed concerning Trump, yet the majority of today’s media never speak of it. Have a conversation about it with a person that gets all their ‘news’ from MSM and they’ll look at you like a dog at a new dish. Our Founders wanted all the news, good and bad, to be given to the public. One cannot make an informed decision with only a partial part of the vital information needed to make an intelligent decision. You couldn’t then and you can’t today. Take the election of Barrack Obama in 2008. His father was a British subject and his mother was a US citizen. IF our press was as diligent as they were with Nixon’s 18 minute tape they would have reported that our Constitution requires a Natural Born Citizen for president. You can only be a Natural Born Citizen when BOTH parents are citizens at the time of your birth but MSM simply mocked anyone who talked about it. Such is the state of our ‘free press’ today.
Our press is part of this ‘plot’ to enslave every man, woman and child. They tell you what THEY want you to know, whether it is true or not. That’s why President Trump calls them fake news. That is why they are fake news.
We are seeing some of the most corrupt press organizations that the world has ever seen.
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