The title of this column might sound radical but it is a truth. If you grew up in the 1960’s like I did you will recall the term ‘establishment’ meant the government in general. But it is really much more than that. It has become an entrenched form of government that has begun to indoctrinate the population in the ways of a global society. Everything that we do must be for the benefit of the global community. Because America is the richest nation in the world and have the most resources of any nation including oil, we must become equal with lesser nations. We have more oil than all of the Middle East1 combined yet our ‘government’ will not allow us to access it. Our trade deals have been to the benefit of the other nations and not us. We must give up our wealth to lesser nations because we don’t have the right to enjoy the riches God has given us.
We have a government that has gone way too far to the left of what our Founders intended. First off, the Founders intended a government that is small. The Federal government was supposed to be very limited in scope. Protect our borders, provide for national defense, and stay out of the States’ ability to ensure individual rights. All powers NOT delegated to the Federal government were left in the hands of the State. The Founders Preamble to the Constitution defines the parameters of this government:
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, ensure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” What we have today is a government that has encroached on the liberties of the people to the point where States rights are now secondary to the Federal government.
Take for instance Our First Amendment that covers our ability to worship how we believe we are called to, free speech, free press, assembly and the right to petition the Government. The Federal government has removed our right of worship. It specifically stated: The First Amendment provides that Congress make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting its free exercise. Most Christians believe, as the Founders did, that before we start a committee meeting we should ask our God for direction and guidance in the actions and workings of that committee. I know some think that is foolish but our Founders did it all the time. Congress is still opened with prayer and that was established by the Founders. But the Federal government has now decided that prayer can no longer be allowed at city council meetings, football games, and even the start of a school day that used to begin with a prayer because it is “unconstitutional”. I grew up in the 1950’s and every day we would say the Pledge of Allegiance and there would be a short twenty-one-word prayer said at the beginning of the day. Today you would be arrested for such supposed blatant violations of the Constitution. In Massachusetts, a student has to have a permission slip signed by the parent to participate in the weekly reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance. Our nation is being taken over by progressive liberals that hate religion in general and Christianity in particular. How did our Founders treat the concept of Christian prayers in the public arena? There were many times when the Founders called for prayer. It wasn’t just for a few people but for entire cities and states.2
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We must get permits to assemble nowadays. If it is a right, remember it is the Bill of Rights, then why do we need a permit? We can speak freely without a permit and the fake news can print whatever they want, true or not, but the right to assemble requires a permit? We see that the government has done the same with our Second Amendment: A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. By requiring a permit to carry a gun is infringement, by requiring registration of your gun is infringement, by allowing a police chief to decide IF you deserve the right to carry a gun is an infringement. These are things that the government has done to us little by little. They’ve done it in the name of ‘protection’. None of these things did the Federal government have the right to do.
If you look at heathcare the Federal government has no Constitutional right to control our healthcare. But they gave us Obamacare anyway. The Federal government has no jurisdiction over education yet they control our education system, if that is what you really want to call it. It is nothing but an indoctrination system for a one world government.
We, the people, have allowed the government to encroach on our rights and it is we the people who must stop it. Our government was designed as a government of the people, for the people, by the people but it has become a government of the people, for the government, by the government. It seems as if neither Party is willing to take a stand for the rights of the people. Our elected officials do whatever they want without regard to the limits of the Constitution: Congressman Pete Stark (D-CA) stated in a town hall meeting during the Obama administration that Congress pays no attention to the Constitution when writing laws: Pete Stark said during a townhall meeting that Congress could do basically whatever it wanted to do. He didn’t say anything about working within the framework of the Constitution, Amendments or Constitutional Conventions. He implied they could pass laws willy nilly regardless if the conflicted with the Constitution or its’ Amendments. He should never have been elected & should have been voted out long ago.  Why do we have members of congress that pay no attention to the Constitution? We the people have not paid attention to what they are doing in D.C.! In the last election Congress had an approval rating of 11% but we returned over 90% of them to D.C. 3
I believe the most egregious violation of our Constitution was the election of Barack Obama to the presidency. Our Constitution requires that only a natural born citizen can occupy that office. Most people have no clue as to what a natural born citizen is (NBC). They think it is anybody born in the United States. That would make an illegal immigrants child born in America a NBC. The problem there is they use the 14th Amendment to make the child a citizen when even the author of that Amendment stated it was not for that purpose but to make the children of slaves brought to America citizens.
To understand what the Founders understood as a NBC you must look at the laws that they lived by at the time of the writing of the Constitution. The main authority for the original meaning of “natural born” is William Blackstone, in his Commentaries on the Laws of England, Volume II, edited by St. George Tucker, a Founder, published in 1803, especially Chapter 10:
As to the qualifications of members to sit at this board: any natural born subject of England is capable of being a member of the privy council; taking the proper oaths for security of the government, and the test for security of the church. But, in order to prevent any persons under foreign attachments from insinuating themselves into this important trust, as happened in the reign of king William in many instances, it is enacted by the act of settlement,l that no person born out of the dominions of the crown of England, unless born of English parents, even though naturalized by parliament, shall be capable of being of the privy council. 4 Notice what they considered a NBC, a child born of English parents. That simply means that both parents must be citizens at the time of birth of the child. Obama’s father was never a US citizen! This simple fact was ignored by both Parties in 2008. In 2016 Ted Cruz ran and well as Marco Rubio with no backlash from either Party. Neither of Marco Rubio’s parents we citizens at the time of his birth and Ted Cruz was born in Canada and only has a Canadian birth certificate and his father didn’t become a citizen until 2006 and his mother was on the voter rolls in Canada which means she was a Canadian citizen. Some claim that dual citizenship is available in Canada but that didn’t start until 1977. Cruz was born in 1970. To see a full explanation of this, see JB William’s article TED CRUZ – A CASE STUDY ON NATURAL BORN. 5
The point of this is, our politicians have been ignoring our constitutional law for decades. We have allowed it because we have not been engaged. Our schools don’t teach our history, our Constitution nor do they discuss what our rights as an American citizen are. This must change. The Establishment does not want us informed. They want us to be complacent. We are complacent and if we stay complacent we will lose all the Founders gave us and 1984 will be our fate.
- Roger Anghis, Defining America’s Exceptionalism, (Bloomington: Westbow Press 2012), p. 29
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