Tuesday, April 25, 2017

THE MYTH OF A "RUNAWAY" CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION IN 1787

I am a supporter of the Convention of States ("COS") which is in the process of becoming a reality at this moment in time.

One of the arguments against such a COS is that in 1787 the states gathered to simply fix the Article of Confederation but then it turned into a "runaway" constitutional convention, which then gave us the U.S. Constitution.

From the Convention of States website:

"Ever been told the Constitutional Convention in 1787 "ran away"?

"If so, you're not alone. The myth has been circulating for decades, but it's just that -- a myth.

"Now George Soros is trying to undermine the Convention of States effort by spreading that myth to state legislatures around the country.

"Watch the video below to learn about the new research that shows why the 1787 did not run away."

Please take time to watch and read THIS. Take the time to educate yourself on the truth. I promise, it's worth it.

 You may also download the document by Michael Farris HERE.


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

SETTING UP A NEW GOVERNMENT

I lead/teach a class for people ages 14+ on the Constitution and Founding Fathers. It is a three-year class which first teaches in-depth the foundation upon which the United States of America and it Supreme Law of the Land is founded upon, followed a two year period worth of "dissecting" the Constitution, provision by provision. It is my passion! I feel a great calling and desire to reach young people and teach them the truths of these matters, which they do not get in any other way, since our government schools and all Universities teach falsehoods as a matter of fact and in the majority of their content.

It is especially exciting for me to lead this class during a Presidential Election year! I've done this twice now, and I just love it. Namely because we get to see so much of our federal government "in play" as it were, during the entire election process. It makes it more REAL for the students. 

This week, and not a minute too soon, we will be studying how, once the Constitution was ratified by all the states, our exceptional and near-perfect form of Government began to be set up.  After reading the assigned material and watching the assigned video that goes along with it, the students answer a few questions regarding what they learned. This is just one more small way to help drive the information deeper into the mind. 

Well, this week one of the questions is: 

Describe the major developments in the organization of the new government in 1789.

Considering that President-elect Donald Trump happens to be doing the very same thing, I think it is fun to look and think back on what it might have been like to be there when President-elect George Washington was organizing that "first new government". So here are a few highlights: 
 
  • Presidential electors chosen by each state on January 7, 1789
  • Congress was organized: House of Representatives on April 1, 1789 with 59 elected Representatives and the Senate on April 6, 1789
  • A joint session of Congress convened on April 6, 1789 to see who would be President
  • The person who received the most votes wins the presidency and the person with the next most votes wins the vice presidency (it's important to appreciate there were no political parties and therefore everyone anticipated that there would be many candidates for these offices - at least a favorite son from each state!)
  • George Washington was elected unanimously as President (69 electoral votes) and John Adams came in next highest with 34 votes, so he became Vice President
  • The Gazette or Annals of Congress began its publication on April 15, 1789
  • George Washington was inaugurated on April 30, 1789
  • President Washington appointed Alexander Hamilton as his Secretary of the Treasury on September 11, 1789
  • President Washington appointed General Henry Knox to be Secretary of War on September 11, 1789
  • The Federal Court System was set up with the Supreme Court at the head, one federal district court in each state and three federal circuit courts of appeal on September 24, 1789
  • Of the 189 suggested amendments, James Madison reduced them to 17, and 12 of these were approved by Congress on September 25, 1789. Later 10 of them were ratified by the states.
  • John Jaw was appointed the first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court on September 26, 1789
  • Edmund Randolph, former Governor of Virginia, was appointed Attorney General of the United States on September 26, 1789
  • Thomas Jefferson was appointed Secretary of State on September 26, 1789
  • President Washington created the United States Army on September 29, 1789. However, he was allowed to enroll only 1,000 soldiers. The Congress was taking no chance on a "large standing army in peacetime"!
What are your thoughts on this? 

These are some of the greatest men and greatest minds this nation has ever seen. They are not the philandering, drunken, atheist, deist, money-seeking, and slave-loving men that today's public (aka: government) schools and universities teach us about. Those teachings are, in great part, fallacies. These are men of the highest moral standard, with integrity that we only dream about today. Men whose word were their bond, and men who knew God intimately and relied on Him throughout the entire process of setting up this nation. In fact, they all gave Him the honor and glory and several times mentioned the miracle that was America and the miracle that occurred in Philadelphia when they agreed upon the Constitution. 

And today, we have a new President-elect who will be sworn in within 2 days' time, electing his own cabinet and setting up "a new government" that will lead this nation for the next four years. There is much infighting, cursing, arguing, and just down-right mean-spirited talk out there by those who stand "on the other side" of President-elect Trump, and who have sworn to "never" agree with him and even try to stop his inauguration. Shame on them! I really hated the fact that Barack Obama won the presidency 8 years ago, but that is no call to become such an ugly person doing such ugly uncontrollable things as we see people doing today. Once the president is elected, we must plug our nose and bear through it as best we can for 4 years. THIS is the reason the Founders gave the President only 4 years in office! So that if We The People really dislike him and his policies, we can CHANGE things by VOTING him out of office!

I call upon all Americans everywhere, whether you are happy, angry, disgusted, or neutral regarding President-elect Trump's inauguration, to come together and hold out faith and hope for the next 4 years. Trump IS going to be our President. PRAY FOR HIM! (He and We NEED those prayers!) Give him a chance to prove himself right or wrong. In four years we can then do something about it. Until then, hold your peace and respect our form of Constitutional Representative Government. It is still the best the world has ever seen! 



If you are interested in learning what I call "True Civics", many wise and important people and leaders of our nation agree that the best place to start is by reading The 5,000 Year Leap followed by The Making of America. These are the textbooks we use in our Constitution class. I highly recommend them to be read, taking turns, every other year! Your jaw will drop when you realize how much you DON'T know right now! 

You can find them HERE.