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We shan't preambulate this submission by the resident 10th Amerndment authority. We do call attention however to the employment of the word 'ignorant' in its various presentations. Also, El Zorro puts the title of this perfectly spun article in the article's last sentence.
What occurs to most of us, something not necessarily in our consciousness, is that our President and his socialist contemporaries are ignorant of the Constitution. That is when we define ignorance as “to ignore” the Constitution. They believe that all law is what they interpret it to be ignoring the beauty, simplicity and truth of the Constitution. The body responsible for interpretation, the Supreme Court, has a tenuous hold on a majority of strict (we use the term loosely) constitutionalists. Chief Justice John Roberts ignored the Constitution in his ruling/deciding vote on Obamacare based on “judicial restraint”. That is he assumed the enacted law had to be preserved not considering the validity of the law itself. Unfortunately that is now law even though not sanctioned by the Constitution. However we have to go back not only to what the Founding Fathers and subsequently the Framers of the Constitution intended. Fortunately we have the Federalist papers and the predecessor to the Constitution, the Articles of Confederation and Declaration of Independence to get that information.
Very brief but powerful examples:
James Madison in Federalist Paper #39 (where he discusses the differences and value of a Federal Republic over a National one) states where the power of government was and is derived:
“…ratification is to be given by the people, not as individuals composing one entire nation, but as composing the distinct and independent States to which they respectively belong. It is to be the assent and ratification of the several States, derived from the supreme authority in each State, the authority of the people themselves. The act, therefore, establishing the Constitution, will not be a national, but a federal act.”
This makes the intention clear that the power held by the governors is granted by the people through the soveriegn states, not the governors themselves. Constitution 101. The precursor to the Constitution, the Articles of Confederation Article II expressed the relationship of the States to the government:
“Each state retains its sovereignty, freedom, and independence, and every power, jurisdiction, and right, which is not by this Confederation expressly delegated to the United States, in Congress assembled.”
The Declaration of Independence text:
“…to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,”
The Founding Fathers drew heavily from the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Federalist and Anti-Federalist papers to form the Constitution. The Framers composed and guided it through ratification “by the people”.
What we have is a rogue administration propped up by a judiciary that does not only ignore the Constitution, they use fraud against it to secure power they cannot derive from it or worse they haven’t even read it. We the people have to read and understand this very short and simple document to pick our administrators. We the people have to understand they are only administrators hired to administer the law not abuse, distort, or ignore it. They deceive by promises they cannot deliver (legally) to buy votes and secure power. The Constitution has only 4,440 words compared to over 22,000 pages of Obamacare yet “we the people” voted for Obamacare. It is not likely that most of those who voted for Obamacare did not read it. It is even just as likely those same people have not read the Constitution. You get what you ask for even if you don’t know what it is.