By Edward Snook
(Curt Chancler, Joe Snook and Ron Lee contributing)
USA – According to the United States Senate web-site, “the United States Constitution is the world’s longest surviving written charter of government. Its first three words – ‘We The People’ – affirm that the government of the United States exists to serve its citizens. The supremacy of the people through their elected representatives is recognized in Article 1, which creates a Congress consisting of a Senate and a House of Representatives.” A close study of the site shows that while we still have a Congress, it in no way represents or protects the “supremacy of the people”.
Compiled by the US Senate, this site factually shows how government (in part) has added to our Constitution, thus changing its original intent or meaning. The site has two columns, one contains the “Original Text” of the Constitution and the other spells out the US Senate’s “Explanation” of the Original Text. The Senate’s Explanation clearly shows why America is factually (in part) no longer a free country.
Before we list a few examples from the Senate’s site, it is imperative that we point out some important truths. One, the first eight amendments to the US Constitution deals with the people’s rights; they do not deal with limitations placed upon the people. Nowhere in the US Constitution is Congress granted the authority to alter or add to the original intent of the founders. The founders of this once great nation intended for the states to have the responsibility to legislate for the people living within the borders of each individual state, not for the Congress to control literally every aspect of a US citizen’s life. And last but certainly not least, the US Constitution was a document written by 56 brilliant men in an effort to Limit government, preserve the people’s rights and in so doing preserve their freedom. It is certainly a tragedy that their intent has been trampled by those who have perverted and destroyed the same. We will now list a few examples of the United States Senate perverting the very Constitution they swore an oath to uphold and defend. The following is verbatim from the Unites States Senate website.
Original Text – Amendment I (1791)
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
US Senate Explanation – The first ten amendments comprise the Bill of Rights. The first amendment protects religious freedom by prohibiting the establishment of an official or exclusive church or sect. Free speech and free press are protected, although they can be limited for reasons of defamation, obscenity, and certain forms of state censorship, especially during wartime. The freedom of assembly and petition also covers marching, picketing and pamphleteering.
US~Observer – The Senate’s Explanation of the first amendment goes awry the instant it states, “although they can be limited.” Congress has blatantly added their own delegated authority to the US Constitution as there is not one single word in the 1st Amendment granting them any authority whatsoever; only limitations, period.
Original Text – Amendment II (1791)
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.
US Senate Explanation – Whether this provision protects the individual’s right to own firearms or whether it deals only with the collective right of the people to arm and maintain a militia has long been debated.
US~Observer – There is no debate. The 2nd Amendment absolutely gives each person the right to keep and bear arms, just as it gives the people the right to maintain a Militia. It is a damn shame that the Congress we elect and pay enormous wages to, are incapable of reading the English language or looking into the writings of our founders. If any person goes to a dictionary of the English language they will find that “shall not be infringed” means exactly, “shall not approach.” I’ll hand it to the US Senate; they are sure a sly bunch of crooks, aren’t they.
Original Text – Amendment VII (1791)
In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of common law.
US Senate Explanation – Mistrustful of judges, the people insisted on the right to jury trial in civil cases. The minimum level, $20, is so low today that it would burden the federal judiciary, so various devices have been developed to permit alternative resolution of disputes.
US~Observer – Simply amazing and right from the horse’s mouth! In explaining the 7th Amendment, the US Senate comes right out and openly changes our constitution. Why shouldn’t they – they have violated just about every clause within the Constitution for decades. Like King George before them, they have the police power, so why not just do as they please. To hell with the people’s rights… Note how they start out their explanation – “Mistrustful of judges, the people insisted on the right to jury trial in civil cases.” It sounds like our totally corrupted US Senate would have us believe that people today are not mistrustful of judges, when in fact, any person with an ounce of intelligence or better yet experience, will tell you that any prudent person is far more distrustful of judges today than those who lived while our Constitution was being created.
Any prudent person who reads the facts set forth above must ascertain that our own Congress has abandoned the Constitution, supposedly the Supreme Law of our Land. They have violated their “oaths of office” and they refuse to listen to the people’s “repeated petitions.” They will continue to do so until the American people become devastated enough, financially, that they get off their apathetic backsides and collectively demand servitude from the individuals they elect. Likewise, they will continue with their absolute despotism until the rotted and corrupted system that the elected officials serve within is ABOLISHED.
Editor’s Note: If you have access to a computer, go to the US Senate’s site (http://www.senate.gov/civics/constitution_item/constitution.htm) and find many more examples of our government altering the very document they are sworn to uphold and defend.
Rarely do we find documentation right from our own government, clearly stating they are in violation of the Constitution and that they have arbitrarily changed it without any authority whatsoever. Here you have it…