The People Cry "Reform, Reform"
But there can be no reform
Consider these two widely held beliefs by those who feel that the
United States government has become too powerful and intrusive and dont
quite understand how this came to be.
Popular political belief number 1:
Congress was given few
specific powers. All else was left to the States and to the
people. Ample checks and balances protect the Republic from federal
Popular political belief number 2:
The Federal Government
has become so powerful only because despotic officials have overstepped
their strict, constitutional bounds
if #1 is true, then how did #2 happen?
Wasnt the United States Constitution supposed to check
invasive federal growth and protect our freedom and liberty? Of course it was supposed to
according to the civic folklore we were taught in school.
As far back as the century before last, in the midst of
profound discontent, political philosopher and legal theorist Lysander
Spooner answered this question in his widely circulated No
Treason essay in 1870 when he declared, Whether the
Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain -
that it has either authorized such a government as we have had,
or has been powerless to prevent it.
That said, we do not really know the Constitution. A careful in depth examination of
the document and the debates that let up to its ratification in 1789 will
indeed reveal that the political circumstances we now have is what we were
supposed to get. In illegally scrapping the Articles of Confederation in
favor of the current Constitution, the creator was subtly forced under the
foot of the creature with no relief in sight. History has shown that working
within the system to elect so-called conservatives to Take Back Our
Country is an impossible task within the current governmental
structure. Under these conditions, we are consigned to "dance with
those that brung us".
While many readers may perceive this as heresy and wish to
demonize the messenger, the facts do speak for themselves. Reform is not
Straight to the point, the question must now be asked. Has
separation become necessary for true freedom and independence for Florida
and our Southland? Study for
yourself the whole story behind the events of 1787 to 1789 and then you
make the call.
Musings On the
Political ads of the
times by Madison and Hamilton
there were 24-hour cable news channels back in the 1780s, the people would
have been treated to a host of framers appearing in numerous interviews
pushing for passage and ratification of the U.S. Constitution.
James Madison would opine:
"...this assent and
ratification is to be given by the people, not as individuals composing
one entire nation, but as composing the distinct and independent States to
which they respectively belong. It is to be the assent and ratification of
the several States, derived from the supreme authority in each State, the
authority of the people themselves. The act, therefore, establishing the
Constitution, will not be a NATIONAL, but a FEDERAL act. That it will be a
federal and not a national act, as these terms are understood by the
objectors; the act of the people, as forming so many independent States,
not as forming one aggregate nation, is obvious from this single
consideration, that it is to result neither from the decision of a
majority of the people of the Union, nor from that of a majority of the
States. It must result from the unanimous assent of the several States
that are parties to it."
(A close look at
this statement reveals that it does not mention the Constitution but
only the type of act which would cause its ratification. A nice
sleight of hand there, Jim)
Refering to the
document itself, Madison would promise:
delegated to the proposed Constitution are few and defined. Those which
are to remain in the State government are indefinate. (Federal)
jurisdiction extends to certain enumerated subjects only, and leaves to
the several States a residuary and inviolale sovereignty over all other
The Federalist Papers
Alex Hamilton, answering the pundits would assure us
The administration of private justice between the citizens of the
same State, the supervision of agriculture and other concerns of a similar
nature, all those things, in short, which are proper to be provided for by
local legislation, can never be desirable cares of a general
Federalist Papers No. 17
However, after the votes were in (ratification) with a
federalist victory the real truth began to emerge when Hamilton,
interpreting the power of Congress to regulate commerce, posed the
following rhetorical question only three years later:
What regulation of (interstate) commerce does not
(theoretically) extend to the internal commerce of every
Alexander Hamilton Report on Manufactures
the dominos of liberty continue to fall.
Down the American Memory
You may be surprised to learn that Washington, Jefferson, and
other Founding Fathers took the right of secession for granted. Probably
not one American in a thousand is aware of this today. But it was inherent
in the Declarations proposition that the original colonies are, and of
Right ought to be, Free and Independent States.
Read the rest of the
story here: The Lost Confederacy of united States
Thanks to Joseph Sobran
for the inspiration
We Call Them Southrons
"It cannot be emphasized too clearly and too often that this
nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on
religion, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason
people of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom
of worship here."
Patrick Henry, May 1765, Speech to the Virginia House of
The Cause of the South is the
Cause of Us All
am with the South in life or in death, in victory or in defeat... I
believe the North is about to wage a brutal and unholy war on a people who
have done them no wrong, in violation of the Constitution and the
fundamental principles of government. They no longer acknowledge that all
government derives its validity from the consent of the governed. They are
about to invade our peaceful homes, destroy our property, and inaugurate a
servile insurrection, murder our men and dishonor our women."
General Patrick Cleburne, CSA
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Prosperous New Year
DECEMBER 1 1928 The first air line service
between Miami and New York was inaugurated today by Pitcairn Airlines
(later known as Eastern Airlines).
DECEMBER 3 1825 President John Quincy Adams
confirmed the selection of Pensacola as the site for the construction of a
United States Navy Yard.
DECEMBER 4 1925 Newspapers report today that
more than 600,000 persons are living in tents as migration outstrips the
ability of builders to construct new homes during the "Florida
DECEMBER 6 1861 Governor John Milton today
signed the bill changing the name of New River County to Bradford County
in honor of Captain Richard Bradford, who was killed in the Battle of
Santa Rosa Island on October 9, 1861.
DECEMBER 9 1825 The City of Tallahassee is
DECEMBER 15 1780 The Spanish, French and American
military authorities, led by General George Washington, are planning a
combined raid against British held Pensacola and the three colonies/states
of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.
DECEMBER 15 1780 The Florida Legislature
appropriated $10,000 for the purchase of cloth to be given to patriotic
women's societies to manufacture uniforms for Southern
DECEMBER 20 1879 Jacksonville's Southern Bell
Telephone and Telegraph Company was chartered today.
DECEMBER 25 1539 The first Christmas service in the
present-day United States is believed to be a Catholic Mass offered by
priests of Hernando de Soto's expedition exploring in the vicinity of
DECEMBER 26 1702 The unsuccessful British
siege of St. Augustine was severely curtailed today by the arrival of
Spanish relief vessels in the harbor.
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Are you fed up
with federal encroachment, regulation and theft that have caused your
liberty to evaporate? Enough is enough! Reform is NOT
Florida As Its
Own Nation and then tell the Legislature that Floridians have the
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