How Political Doctrine has Diminished the Constitution


By Richard H. Frank 

The Declaration of Independence is a masterfully crafted document structured in such a manner to be as applicable today as it was when drafted in 1776. It is the very foundation for our Constitution. If the founders were able to comment on the activities of the Federal Government over the past 40 years, and address the ”…long train of abuses and usurpations pursuing invariably the same Object (political ideology) evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism…”, then how might they view the 111th Congress and the Obama administration. I believe their list of grievances would include the following:

  • The President has established a multitude of New Offices (Czars) without the consent of the People, to propagate a political ideology contrary to the Principles contained in the Constitution.
  • Congress and the President have combined to subject us to the jurisdiction (Federal Agencies and Bureaucrats) foreign to our Constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws, giving assent to their Acts of pretended legislation.
  • Imposing taxes upon us under the guise of fees, penalties and mandates without our consent.
  • Congress and the President have interfered with the Free Enterprise System by proposing and/or passing legislation that effectively nationalizes the financial and banking, health care, environmental, natural resource and automotive industries In the United States without Constitutional authority.
  • The proposal and/or enactment of legislation for redistribution of wealth, altering or abolishing the free enterprise system and as President Obama so proudly stated, “Fundamentally changing America.”
  • Congress, through the passage and ratification of the 17th amendment, has created an imbalance of power between the State and Federal Governments to such a degree as to impact sovereignty of the States.
  • Our repeated petitions to Congress have been ignored or answered by repeated injury. A representative or President whose character is marked by actions such as these may be defined as a Tyrant, and is unfit to hold public office.  

In 1776 the Declaration of Independence listed the patient suffrage of the Colonies against the King of Great Brittan. I expect such a list of abuses to the Constitution drafted by the Founders today would include those enumerated above and many more as having diminished the Constitution.

The Declaration of Independence also contains language which is as valid today as when written:

  • “That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such Principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to affect their safety and happiness.”

Those Principles and Powers are contained within and limited by the Constitution. We must restore our government to the balanced condition mandated in the Constitution. Become a Re-founder by electing Representatives in 2010 that hold to the Values and Principles contained in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

May God continue to bless America and protect us against political doctrine that diminishes the Constitution.

One Response

  1. I say amen to what you have said. Our Constitution has not changed, but those who have sworn to uphold and defend it are not keeping their oath. Blatant disregard of our Constitution is an “impeachable offense.” I herewith accuse many of our Congressmen, our President and our Vice President of this act of treason.

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