The Con Con vs. The Burger Letter
There has been much hype recently regarding a proposed Constitutional Convention and it’s aftermath.
On one hand, you have Bill Walker (FOAVC) and Joel S. Hirschhorn who tout the necessity of a Con Con. Both of these individuals often comment on News with Attitude supporting the Con Con and belittling the articles I post here in opposition to a Con Con. Mr. Walker has even gone so far as to admonish and threaten Tom Deweese, President of the American Policy Center (APC), ostracize the John Birch Society, and attempt to discredit the Conservative movement in our Republic. That’s right, I said “Republic” because these individuals would like you to believe the United States is a “democracy” – not a “Republic”.
Here is a link to the letter from SCOTUS Chief Justice (Retired) Warren Burger written in response to questions raised by Phyllis Schlafly, Eagle Forum. This is the letter which Mr. Walker would have you believe is a fake. At least that is the jist of his threats directed toward Mr. Deweese.
My position has always been one of, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!”.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with our current Constitution which would require a re-write. Sure, there are some amendments that have been added which attempt to negate the wishes of our founding fathers. But when digging deep enough, one discovers that there are irregularities and questions regarding their constitutionality. Several of the amendments in question have either been adopted illegally or have been bastardized by the judicial, executive and legislative processes.
Our Constitution is NOT a living document, but rather a set of laws. Although penned on parchment, this set of laws is considered by many to be etched in stone (similar to God’s Ten Commandments).
Bill Clinton had a problem with #6. So what did he do? He denied it ever happened (lied).
George Bush had problems with #6 and #8. What was his response? He delegated authority (shifted blame) to someone else.
As for our current dilemma with Barry Soetero, before even taking office, he has exhibited real problems with #1, #5, #9 and #10.
Of course, regarding Bill, George and Barry, I’m talking about the Ten Commandments. With respect to Mr. Walker and Mr. Hirschhorn? The Constitution of the United States of America!
My point? How about instead of writing a “new and improved” version, we first try enforcing those laws that currently exist?
WOW! What a novel idea!
Instead of changing our Constitution to eliminate or “water down” the 14th Amendment, we might try enforcing it as Congress enacted it. Quit trying to rationalize the thoughts of those before us, but instead enforce and uphold those laws for which many toiled and died in order to provide their posterity with the means necessary to vanquish its enemies, both foreign and domestic.
Instead of changing the 2nd Amendment to “protect us from criminals”, enforce the 2nd Amendment to allow “we the people” to protect ourselves from the REAL criminals — the federal government!
Instead of creating new legislation to further jumble our immigration system, why not enforce the laws currently on the books? Let me tell you why! Our current laws are deemed to be too oppressive to our “illegal alien” friends (?) who live “south of the border”. Not to mention the ill effects our current laws have on our “liberal” friends (?) who reside north of our southern border (predominately within the “beltway”)!
And while we’re at it, let’s eliminate those pesky executive orders which attempt to rewrite our Constitution and subvert the rule of law!
So remember -