"If there be a principle that ought not to be questioned within the United States, it is, that every nation has a right to abolish an old government and establish a new one. This principle is not only recorded in every public archive, written in every American heart, and sealed with the blood of a host of American martyrs; but is the only lawful tenure by which the United States hold their existence as a nation."
~ James Madison
Helevidius, No. 3
Notice how he refers to "the United States"? "their existence", not "its existence". Plural. Huge difference. Why would James Madison refer to the United States as "their" and not "its"?
While we are "one nation under God", we are more literally a group of INDIVIDUAL STATES, each with its own Constitution, its own rights, its own laws, and no "federal government' has the right nor power to come in to any one of those states and begin dictating what the people of that state should do. THAT is a fact of who we are as a "nation". We are individual "sibling states" within a larger "family" called "nation". But in this political world, never ever should the individual be forced to relinquish its rights for the whole "family". That runs counter to what our foundation and organization is. Yet that is exactly what 0bama is attempting. We The People will never allow it.
* Side note: my husband read this and replied (via email) with: "I am afraid that King Hussein of Washington may read things like this and bend it to his own purposes."
To which I replied (and wanted to make sure this was understood in this post): "... and THAT is what happens when you take GOD out of the equation. If we have no "central power" (GOD) to point to as our anchor, then morality and "right" become relative to each person's interpretation. Madison's words were written/spoken under the understanding that a government must be moral and value life, religious freedom, and all those other "inconveniences" listed in the Constitution and Bill of Rights, including the ones not listed (as per the Constitution). Thereby 0vomit (President Obama) could not say "well I want a new government, a communist one." Because that is not in agreement with God, the rights God gave us as humans, and the Constitution/Bill of Rights. But if we take God out of it, then 0vomit could say "who said it's not right?" - and we'd be left with a cork in our mouths if we couldn't point to God, the ultimate "One who said", and reply "He did."
To which my husband replied: "Well said. Without an anchor, we drift."
Or, as an anonymous person once stated: "Nature soon takes over if the Gardener is absent."
And if there is one place we do not want (human) nature to take over, it is in the area of politics and government. And THAT is the entire reason the Founding Fathers came up with and wrote the Constitution of the United States of America and the Bill of Rights!