Lancaster County, PA
Creating a Constitutional Sanctuary County
Our Constitution is the border between our Commonwealth and our federal government. It should be jealously guarded.
It is a line that if it is crossed, our enemy should be pushed back at all cost.
If it is breached, our freedom and our way of life are at stake. Our unique, American concept of the Rule of Law will forever and irrevocably be altered, if we are lucky, or obliterated, if we aren't.
The principles that created our nation will be replaced by those of our occupiers. Our children will be educated in their schools, at which point our enemy will own them, and us.
Somewhere along the way, the most ignorant thing of all ignorant things has happened.
We have forgotten where our borders are.
We will be remembered as the dumbest people the world has ever known for having allowed the greatest nation the world has ever known to be infiltrated and taken down from within by the most evil force the world has ever known.
After all of our accomplishments, it will embarrassing to be remembered for being so brilliantly and perfectly stupid.
Our Constitution is a document that was established to connect thirteen independent countries into a union. And, yes, we were the nation of Pennsylvania after we signed the Declaration of Independence. What we joined after that was a union of independent nations with common heritage, culture, and values that agreed to come together for only two reasons: defense and trade.
Our Constitution is a simple contract containing a collection of agreed upon tasks for our federal, not national, government. Our federal government exists as a distinct entity that is defined in its scope and duty by our Constitution. It has approximately thirty-five delegated powers, and only half of those have any effect on us on a daily basis.
Those powers were debated and agreed upon and ratified into our Constitution. That document sets the limits of federal power and is the border between our sovereign Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Washington D.C and our fellow states.
The 10th, in all its simple glory, says:
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.
“When so ever the General (Federal) Government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force.” - Thomas Jefferson
Marbury v. Madison (1803) (Marshall, C. J.) “The powers of the legislature are defined, and limited; and that those limits may not be mistaken, or forgotten, the Constitution is written.”
“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government — lest it come to dominate our lives and interests." - Patrick Henry
“The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation and foreign commerce. … The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives and liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement and prosperity of the State.” - James Madison, Author of the Constitution
“With respect to the words ‘general welfare,’ I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators.” - James Madison
It will be news to many American that the federal government exists only to protect our freedom and to facilitate trade between the states... and only in those capacities specifically defined by the Constitution. Why do people not know and care about this?
They haven’t been told to.
“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gate is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves among those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very hall of government itself…he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist.” – Cicero
If we do not know that Article 1, Section 8 is the complete and final list of what our federal government is allowed to do, then how will we ever dig in and hold that line?
If Massachusetts decides to embrace Communism, as it seems they have, then God bless them and their stupidity. Let them do it alone or along with whatever other Leftist states that want to join them. Let them burn in their misery together under the failures of Socialism like Detroit and Chicago have. We can learn from their mistakes, and remove all vestiges of Socialism from our lives.
But you see, we can't, because we don't know where the line between Freedom and Socialism is anymore.
And if we did, would we have the brass to throw our enemies back across that line and hold it at all costs on principle and for the sake of those that have gone before us and for those that come after us?
The 10th and Article 1, Section 8 is that line. But what does it really matter, though? Right?
Next Friday, Nov. 6th, we'll find out what Sen. Aument really thinks and feels about our current state of affairs as we ask him to put something on the table to facilitate our creation of a Constitutional Sanctuary County, and then, based on his offer, we'll see if there is even a remnant of true-Americans left in Lancaster County that give a damn either way.
Our God-given rights cease to have meaning the minute we refuse to claim them. Despite what Aument says or does, the rest depends on you.
"The Tenth Amendment is the foundation of the Constitution." - Thomas Jefferson
“If money is wanted by Rulers, who have in any manner oppressed the people, they may retain it, until their grievances are redressed; and thus peaceably procure relief, without trusting to despised petitions, or disturbing the public tranquility.” - Continental Congress to the Inhabitants of the Province of Quebec 26 Oct. 1774Journals 1:105--13
TX 10th Amendment Restoration Bill: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/84R/billtext/html/HB00098I.htm
Nullification: How to Resist Federal Tyranny in the 21st Century: http://www.amazon.com/Nullification-Resist-Federal-Tyranny-Century/...
I think you would get an "Amen" from Joe Bennett who penned the post and is fighting the local, county, state war which is indeed one side of the coin. However, the butchers could care less about an honorable approach to governing, they want "heads", violence. So the other side of the coin is we must prepare to meet them with force.........they're not far away.......thousands landed in New Orleans recently, only men, no women or children.......