Authored by William Robert Barber
Since the affirming of the Constitution, defilement of the same is and has been ongoing. This defilement started from the very beginning of the Republic. The initial example of overt constitutionality was legislated by the Fifth Congress of 1798, when “founder” John Adams signed “The Alien and Sedition’s Act.” This legislation passed because the Federalist Party’s majority in Congress coupled with a complying Senate and Executive Office perceived a voting threat to their political party’s dominance.
Under the guise of national security, certain persons (immigrants fleeing the French revolution who would likely vote for Vice President Jefferson) considered “dangerous to the peace and safety of the United States,” risked imprisonment or deportation. This act, but for one section, was eventually voided by the Jefferson administration around 1800; however, the one that remained, “The Alien Enemies Act,” served as the basis of detaining, confiscating, and deporting Americans of Japanese, German, and Italian descendant during WWII.
Point being, the traditional clarity of the U. S. Constitution and its amendments cannot withstand the unpredictable amoral nature of man’s special interest. The spirit, ideal, and meaningfulness of the Constitution is subject to the often incompetent, unreasonable, illogical, and dysfunctional mannerisms of humankind. The Constitution is pummeled by the most predominate of defilement. The absolute worse is: statutory compliant corruption; such corruption is perpetrated most intensely by the officers of the court-the licensed attorneys.
At present, no reasonable person would be shocked to encounter State, County, and City laws that are unconstitutional. The test of their constitutionality (via the court system) is expensive and lengthy. Therefore, while adjudication is pending (sometimes for years) justice waits in abeyance. Interestingly, as with all laws discretion (by the enforcers of laws) is intrinsic to prosecution. This commonality of discretion is understandable. Nonetheless, discretion arbitrarily imposed provokes the probability of corruption and enhances the power of the enforcer. A Republic requires the constancy of moral standing; its constituents must believe its government is legitimate. Respect for the law is fundamental. In a free society, the ideal of fair and transparent is ingrained and intrinsic to governing. The Republic risks impairment when the interpretation of the Constitution is a ready convenience to the variance of ideological whims or some, “at the moment” perception of needs.
At the central government level the tenets of Federalism, Checks and Balances, and the traditional considerations of implied/expressed covenants have given way to the implicit and inferred authority of executive directives. The ever-bulging growth of governing bureaucracies creates an attitude of noblesse oblige amongst the non elected, which includes regulators as well as the anonymous dynamic known as “the process.”
Within the scope of “the process” is the act of inaction; in disproportion is the action of delegating the implementation of legislation to the non-elected regulatory class. There are numerous ways and means within the scope of “the process” to subvert the ethical governing of a Republic.
A Republic requires the consistency of bottoms-up participation from an askant citizenry; regretfully, and to the detriment of the nation’s democratic principles no such citizenry exist. Therefore, the basis of the Republic is besieged and subordinated by the often behavioral dysfunctional whims, charms, and purgatorial nature of a government of men not one of laws.
When a pretty face, beautiful words, meaningless phrases, where style abates deductive logic, and purposeful distortion is at the heart of a politician’s rhetoric and the nation’s citizenry willing accepts such nonsense, “We the people,” has no meaning whatsoever. The recent Democratic Debate was representative of such politicians; they exemplified the word placate. Promise anything and everything, as if a Roman Emperor, feed the people bread, beer, and entertainment.
The Debate was an endorsement of Hilary by the alleged also running Democratic candidates. Bernie Sanders and his entourage of willing donors, “now” must acknowledge the foolishness of their cash donations.
If the Republicans do not win this upcoming election…