The U.S. Constitution: The 18th Century Patriot Act… (“Increasingly, some Americans point to the U.S. Constitution and our abandonment of its “limits on government” as the reason for our downfall. It is generally argued by “strict constitutionalists” that the purpose of the U.S. Constitution was to limit the power of the government. Nothing could be further from the truth. – | Gunny G: “IF” EVER THE TRUTH BE KNOWN………. BLOGGING BAD!

The U.S. Constitution: The 18th Century Patriot Act… (“Increasingly, some Americans point to the U.S. Constitution and our abandonment of its “limits on government” as the reason for our downfall. It is generally argued by “strict constitutionalists” that the purpose of the U.S. Constitution was to limit the power of the government. Nothing could be further from the truth. –Posted: April 20, 2014 in Uncategorized Tags: Articles of Confederation, Barack Obama, BarackObama, Blog, Constitutional Convention, Credit (finance), Democratic Party (United States), Gunnery Sergeant, History, President, United State, United States Constitution, US Constitution 15At some point in the past, the American ethos was centered on suspicion of government –whether liberal, conservative, or otherwise. For most of America’s first two centuries, Americans were taxed less, regulated less, and left more alone by their government than any other people in the world.jfkwarngjfkwarng (Photo credit: GunnyG1345) These conditions resulted in an explosion of innovation, wealth, and culture unsurpassed at any time in human history.pattonpolpattonpol (Photo credit: GunnyG1345) As that trend seems to have reversed, Americans look to their past to try to establish where we have gone wrong and what we can do to solve our problems. Increasingly, some Americans point to the U.S. Constitution and our abandonment of its “limits on government” as the reason for our downfall. It is generally argued by “strict constitutionalists” that the purpose of the U.S. Constitution was to limit the power of the government. Nothing could be further from the truth.Don’t get me wrong. If our government were limited to the powers granted it in that document, the United States of America would be far freer, far more prosperous, and likely not facing any of the monumental problems that it is facing now.gophumgophum (Photo credit: GunnyG1345)However, that does not change the facts about why the Constitutional Convention was called or why the Constitution itself was created. If you are astounded that any Republican can still claim that George Bush was “pro-freedom” or that any Democrat can claim that Barack Obama is “anti-war,” you should be equally surprised that anyone can claim that the U.S. Constitution limited the powers of the central government.Remember that there was already a federal government of the United States prior to the U.S. Constitution. It was defined in a document called theayersflagayersflag (Photo credit: GunnyG1345)Articles of Confederation and had been in existence since 1778. Under the Articles, the young nation had defeated the mightiest military empire in human history to win its independence. Acknowledging the true meaning of the words “federation” and “federal,” the document defined the relationship between the states as “a firm league of friendship with each other.” There was no implication that the United States was one nation and the several states merely subdivisions within it. There was no president to usurp power. There was no Supreme Court to legally sanction tyranny. There was no IRS. While the federal government would pay for any war fought by the federation out of a common treasury, the Articles left the actual act of taxation to the States.“The taxes for paying that proportion shall be laid and levied by the authority and direction of the legislatures of the several States within the time agreed upon by the United States in Congress assembled.”[1]realobamrealobam (Photo credit: GunnyG1345) Compared to the overtaxed, overregulated society that is America today, the America of the 19th century was one of astounding liberty and prosperity. However, even America after 1787 had much more government than America in its…………… EXCERPT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!via The U.S. Constitution: The 18th Century Patriot Act.via The U.S. Constitution: The 18th Century Patriot Act. ​​ ​​(​​PLEASE FEEL FREE 2-FORWARD/BLOG! GyG BLOGGINGS! Thanx!)https://gunnyg.wordpress.com/(RECENT POSTS)***https://gunnyg.wordpress.com/(FOR LONG SCROLL-DOWN ENTIRE BLOG.PAGE)***GUNNY G: IF THE TRUTH BE KNOWN…***Gunny G: COCKED AND LOCKED! GUNNY G: BB ORWELL 1984+ GUNNY G: P!SSED YET, PILGRIM? GUNNY G: NOTHING BY ACCIDENT… GUNNY G: THE PEOPLE WHO CAST THE VOTES… GUNNY G: BLOGGING BAD! GUNNY G BLOGS, ETC. Picture ***Related articles (“…the delegates to the Constitutional Convention are the “We the People of the United States.””) WHO ARE THE “WE THE PEOPLE” IN THE CONSTITUTION PREAMBLE? ~ EDRIVERA.COM ” CITIZEN.BLOGGER.1984+ GUNNY.G BLOG.EMAIL (Law & Government) Ed Rivera pt.1 – YouTube (“Ed Rivera’s introduction to understanding the judicial article.”) ” CITIZEN.BLOGGER.1984+ THE.GUNNY.G BLOG.EMAIL OBAMA TO WRITE NEW U.S. CONSTITUTION… ÂŤ CITIZEN.BLOGGER.1984+ GUNNY.G BLOG.EMAIL The Coming Constitutional Convention Contains the Tipping Point for Revolution | Dave Hodges – The Common Sense Show Gunny G: HOW WE GOT H

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