Trump, among others, was right. We must drain the swamp. Yes, the swamp creatures will fight back, and it will likely be a long and painful struggle, but we need to realize that the Administrative State is a failed model of government. Wherever it has been implemented, and under whatever name, it has failed. Byzantium lent its name to the condition that results when bureaucracy rules.
As if all of this isn’t enough, now Americans are seeing a return of mask mandates from Los Angeles and the San Diego Unified School District to Athens, Georgia and Lincoln, Nebraska [where we rode cows as kids] and on to Boston, Pittsburgh and Northampton. But no amount of perfect scientific evidence and data will dissuade these committed ideologically driven pro-mask radicals to permanently abandoning their lunatic notions.
It seems reasonable that the intent of the Third Amendment was not limited to providing troops with room and board, but also included a right to be free in their own homes from spying and government surveillance. If they would have foreknowledge of modern “bugging” capabilities, as well as the continuous centralized listening of Alexa, Siri, Android phones, Nest thermostats, internet connected cameras, and numerous other modern monitoring devices, they might have written the Third Amendment somewhat differently.
He’s saying if it’s not written in the Constitution, it’s not there. If he is able to right the Supreme Court ship, we may finally be done with robed overlords finding things peeking out of dark hidden places in the Constitution. The Constitution may return to being a pact between civilized men that even laymen can understand – just as it was intended. Imagine that.
Liberticidal leftists have also been wearing out their thesaurus conjuring up harmless descriptions of how these things work. Instead of talking about how an innocent person’s means of self-defense and personal property is to be taken at gunpoint. They talk about how these ‘temporarily’ separate people from their guns or keep guns out of the hands of individuals perceived as a danger to themselves and others.
If the former federal union and its Philadelphia Constitution has any authority today that was ultimately ratified, it would be under article 1 whereby Congress is charged with protecting the border from invasion. Even if contemporary congressmen are aware of their duties (I doubt most congressmen have even read the, very brief, Constitution), such a bunch of elected bureaucrats will not act.
When confronted with these arguments, the critics almost always retreat with the statement that, “At best, we’ll waste a lot of time and money to create an amendment that the government will ignore just like it does the rest of the constitution.” When the critics say that, they are asserting that our constitution is already dead, and we are no long a republic.
Education is key to success. That involves educating the people about the goals and the state legislators, who will consider and vote on the initiative. From personal experience, I contacted each of my state representatives and heard back from a few. One, Lisa Bunker, responded but did not understand the process as she said she could not support the plan because it would open Pandora’s Box.