I’ll explain it: With our Constitution, we created a federal FORM of government: A federation of Sovereign States united together ONLY for those limited purposes enumerated in the Constitution, with all other powers reserved by The States or The People.
This one page chart illustrates the federal FORM of the government created by the Constitution – and lists most of the enumerated powers delegated to the national government. As you see from the chart, it is a short list: depending on how you count, we delegated only 18 -21 powers to the national part of the “federal” government. https://publiushuldah.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/chart-showing-federal-structure-3-1-part-a2.pdf
“Federalism” was implemented beautifully by our Framers in our Constitution.
This is important.
[The video is only 2 minutes & 9 seconds long.]
Under the European model, the people are the subjects of the King or the State and are subject to the Will of the King or the State.
But the Framers of the American Constitution implemented the radically different conception that The People are the original source of political authority (Federalist No. 22, last para). The American People CREATED the federal government when they ratified the US Constitution. The federal government is not a party to the Constitution – it is merely the creature of the Constitution and is completely subject to its terms.
But Americans are losing the vision our Framers implemented and are reverting back to the European Model where the People are the subjects of the government and must obey the will of the government.
I will speak on the deadly danger of an Article V convention, and of the two remedies our Framers actually told us to use when the federal government usurps power, at the following event:
Date: Saturday, April 11, 2015
Host: Building Blocks for Liberty
Location: Lakota West Freshman Auditorium, 5050 Tylersville Road, West Chester, Ohio 45069
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Eastern Time
See website describing event HERE.
There will also be someone from COS there to tell you that all our problems can be fixed by having a CONVENTION where our Constitution will be “amended”. The official COS line is that only amendments will be proposed.
But Jordan Sillars, Communications Director for the COS, let the cat out of the bag when he said:
“… 3. I think the majority of Americans are too lazy to elect honest politicians. But I think some men and women could be found who are morally and intellectually capable of re-writing the Constitution…” [boldface mine].
So the Communications Director for the COS says our Constitution will be “re-written”. HERE is the screen shot of Sillar’s comments.
And what will this “re-written” Constitution look like? Michael Farris’ proposed “parental rights amendment” gives us an ominous warning of what anything Farris has a hand in will look like: His proposed amendment, which he claims will protect parental rights, actually delegates power over children to the federal and state governments! Read it HERE.
And don’t forget, the re-written Constitution will have its own new mode of ratification. It need not be 3/4 of the States – it can be any mode of ratification the drafters want. E.g., the proposed Constitution for the Newstates of America is ratified by a Referendum called by the President. Read the proposed Newstates Constitution HERE.
The reason these people want a convention is because a new Constitution can only be imposed at a convention.
Any needed Amendments can be made the way the existing 27 Amendments were made! Congress proposes them and sends them to the States for ratification! James Madison always said that when States want Amendments, they should instruct their Delegations to Congress to propose them.