“No provision in our Constitution ought to be dearer to man than that which protects the rights of conscience against the enterprises of the civil authority.”
This very simple phrase composes the perfect essence of representative democracy and such clarity of mind the custom of its author, Thomas Jefferson. At its heart lies the very foundation of our Constitution and its purpose; “…protects the rights of conscience against the enterprises of civil authority.”
And yet, despite the richness and breadth of history which persisted at the time of the Constitutions crafting – the Founders were well schooled in the failures of previous attempts at democratic government and a plenary of historical references populate the Federalist Papers, personal diaries and letters of the Founders as well as published accounts of the time – for some reason the American Experience seems ever-dedicated to increasing the distance between the affirmed and the self-evident. Not only have many lost the meaning, intent and purpose of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, even more we’ve abandoned to “the enterprises of civil authority” The Many Extensions of Freedom.
I cite, as a more immediate example, the Obama Administrations mandate requiring Faith-Based organizations to affect healthcare coverage the form of which directly violates their religious principles and the inviolable right to affect the same. However this should come as no surprise as the Obama Administration’s immediate assault is merely a predictable extension of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and not the first such violation of The Many Extensions of Freedom. Until now, few seemed to notice or care and though the reasons for the absence of conscientious objections may be many I believe it is reasonable to assume that were it not for the social, political and economic depravity that consumes the Nation it is likely that the Public’s pay no mind preference would have continued; for this I believe we owe a debt of gratitude to Mr. Obama and his hive of apparatchiks.
The Constitution is not a statement of rights; it is a declaration of specific functions the Consenting Governed assigns to their government for affecting on their behalf. It is also a specific declaration of prohibitions, by way of the Bill of Rights, identifying areas which the government may never usurp. Ever!
To understand the simplicity of Thomas Jefferson’s words and that of the preceding paragraph is to grasp the significance of the Constitution, the clarity of its function and purpose and the very reason why it is not an evolving document; it is as timeless as is the foundational elements upon which it is founded: “…are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” These are not ever-changing or evolving elements despite what the progressively-degenerative mind may otherwise assert;
“Fundamentals are always fundamentals and precisely why your rights are unalienable and for this very reason The Many Extensions of Freedom are as abundant as One is Free and at Liberty to Express them; each of them.”
If we are to consider the events, and there are many of them, that have brought us to our self-induced identity crisis there exist no element of coincidence that I am able to identify relative to their occurring; they are specific, identifiable and deliberate and the product of minds who have been free to impose their personal defects and deficits upon the whole of a Nation. The source of these defects and deficits lie in various influence be they business, finance and the über-elite however it is in the area of government, specifically the Judiciary, where the abuse is most significant and where errant judgment and abject poverty of Constitutional Deference is both the cause and the effect. After all it is the domain of the Judiciary to both defend and assert Constitutional Principle as they alone are the guardian of what becomes of One’s unalienable rights; there is no room for interpretation, judgment or fashionable impulse. Again, fundamentals are always fundamental.
For an example of über-elite’s fleet-of-mind, most particularly where the durability and standing of the U.S. Constitution are concerned, one need look no further than Justice Ginsberg. The Justice recently made a visit to Egypt as part of a corps of so-called constitutional and legal experts lending their expertise toward the drafting of an Egyptian Constitution. The following excerpts are from her interview as broadcast on Egyptian Television and we’ve provided a link to facilitate your own disposition as to the Justice’s comments:
“I can’t speak about what the Egyptian experience should be because I’m operation under a rather old Constitution. The United States, in comparison to Egypt, is a very new nation and yet we have the oldest written Constitution still in force in the world.”
“I would not look to the U.S. Constitution if I were drafting a Constitution in the year 2012. I might look at the Constitution of South Africa; that was a deliberate attempt to have a fundamental instrument of government that embraced basic human rights had an independent judiciary, it really is, I think, a great piece of work that was done.”
“We were just tremendously fortunate in the United States that the men who met in Philadelphia were very wise. It’s true that they were lacking one thing that is there were no women at the constitutional convention.”
Each of these are key segments of her interview and given the advantage of viewing the entire broadcast I have deliberately selected the above for the express purpose of illustrating the conspicuous indicators of Justice Ginsberg’s overwhelming judicial bias and as further synthesized to a core summation which is as follows:
- The U.S. Constitution is implicitly flawed.
- The U.S. Constitution must not be duplicated.
- The U.S. Constitution can only be salvaged, if at all, through liberal reinterpretation by the über-elite.
I assert that our interest must not be directed toward perfecting Egypt, South Africa, Canada, the E.U. or any country by laying to waste the American Republic or do I offer the slightest deference to Ms. Ginsberg’s personal amusements; her tyrannical view of the U.S. Constitution is an embarrassment to the American People and to all who have expressed their influence in its defense of The Many Extensions of Freedom our Constitution both insures and assures. Justices, as well as every elected official, swears an oath to uphold, defend and protect the implicit and explicit rights contained therein and her expressed indiscretions are emblematic of pervasive impulse-judgment the effects of which, at every level of government, scar this Nations effort toward perfecting the ideals upon which this Nation was founded.
To be sure, the Catholic Church finds itself at the leading edge of an effort to curtail government’s deliberate efforts aimed at impaling One’s unalienable right to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness yet what may be the greatest irony of all, perhaps, lies in the answer to the following question: Was it not the want for One’s Freedom to Express which drove People to this continents and later battle for sovereign independence?
We are not only in a fight for the right to self-direct our respective interests; the fight is far greater than this. It is a fight against an influence which prefers that you have no choice and you, each of you, are now called out and called upon to take a stand, to make a choice. Rest assured, with you or without you the choice will be made.
Yes indeed – The Many Extensions of Freedom! It has always been about choice; yours or one made by another enforced upon and over your own.
Curtis C. Greco, Founder