Constitutional Patriots

constitution1We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” The Constitution of the United States of America.

How would you define an extremist? To me, an extremist must be a person who takes a view or belief excessively beyond the commonly held position. In politics, both liberals and conservatives lob the term back and forth. And like everything else, they muck up the meaning of word. It stands to reason then that there must be a putative position. For our country, the standard is (or should be) built upon the ideas embodied in the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. So who then is the extremist? Is it the person who believes in the principles of the Constitution? Or is the person who seeks to corrupt and pervert those principles?

Admittedly, there have been some necessary, hard-fought battles along the way. The vast majority of Americans now understand that “All Men Are Created Equal” means all human beings, irrespective of gender, color, or creed. With that understanding, those documents have not changed in their principles. It is our society that has changed to accept the fullness of those ideals meaning. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are indeed the birthrights of each citizen of the Republic.

If we begin with an understanding that these principles are the framework, then it stands to reason that anything that follows merely adds to its structure. However, if you take away from that framework, you run the risk of collapsing the structure. The Constitution is rightly a malleable document, but it must retain its core principles to exist.

For decades our society has been fracturing over issues that are very personal; racial equality, religious expression, abortion, gay marriage, or immigration to name a few. Many of these topics have been fueled by politicians who benefit from our division. This article is not intended to discuss the specifics of these or any other divisive issue. Rather, I think about the framework which predicated the idea that is America. Specifically, whether these issues necessarily must divide us, or may we find a common ground?

Bearing in mind that the Constitution does not guarantee a right from being offended, we must learn to accept that there are others whose views differ from our own. Having said that, we must also accept that we have no need, nor desire, for a Government whose function is to legislate the breadth and depth of our lives. From cradle to grave, the politicians have foisted the Government into every aspect of our lives, which does not conform to the framework of the Constitution.

It is a rather extreme view to believe we need a Government that provides for our every need. The American spirit has always been that of self-starting, hard-working, adventuresome people. That spirit has been dampened by the nanny-state, which is just another form of indentured servitude. Like moths to a flame, people are drawn to the false light that is the welfare state, which in reality only offers atrophy to the point of the American spirit dying entirely.

There are plenty of patriotic folks whose personal choices do not conform to my own. For me, I am okay with that so long as those choices do not violate the principles of the Constitution; Justice, Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness most importantly. We are seeing the first blush of totalitarianism in our nation, is it truly important that we fight now among ourselves?

The extremists are those that remove themselves from the common view, which is beheld in the Constitution. The powerful that seek to destroy our common view can only be seen as extremists. United we shall be the rock upon which extremism would be torn asunder, divided we shall fall into a ruinous, contemptible nature.

Let us put aside that which divides and find commonality! Fear not those ideas that make us unique! Unite then, shoulder to shoulder and declare we will not willingly accept the yoke of oppression! Believe, all you Patriots, that the Constitution was created to establish a free land where you might prosper, secure in your Life, Liberty, and your Pursuit of Happiness!

Anthony – Audaces fortuna iuvat!

Published 4/12/13 by Anthony J. Wells. Radical Middle © 2013.

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About exmaninblues

I see troubling trends developing in this country and fear for its future. This blog is intended to incite others to action.
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4 Responses to Constitutional Patriots

  1. Reblogged this on lisaandrews1968 and commented:
    I am a radical!

  2. exmaninblues says:

    Thanks for re-posting Lisa!! 🙂

  3. Mikeslaney says:

    Agreed, provided you have sensible and enlightened voters ! But then again who ever said Liberals are sensible and enlightened? You don’t FIX Cancer…You cut it out and eradicate it, or it will kill you! Liberals are a Cancer you don’t fix them…(and since we as moral people do don’t go around wiping out others because of differences of ideologies, we separate our selves, peaceably.) You leave them to their own foolishness and they will destroy themselves and not you. And when that’s not possible, seek GOD’S wisdom on this one. Now in regards to Secession, TYRANNY is what brings good people to this point, go to History, if Americans had not seceded(separated, revolted, civil war, call it what you will) from the British you and I today would still be kissing Georges boots and being taxed for it. The Constitution was granted among other things the right to seceded in the light of a Tyrannical Government(NOT anti-government, we need government, but it must be righteous with Honorable men and Statesmen for its leadership. unlike today where both parities are corrupt) This is what the framers designed in our Constitution and anything less is Tyranny. Now concerning your statement on “lawful” Laws made unlawfully (THE Constitution in mind here) are not “LAW” but LAWLESSNESS posed by TYRANTS and thus does not make “THAT LAW” lawful. These that pose such “laws” act under “Admiralty Law” and not Constitutional Law, when I’m at sea the Captain rules(hopefully Just) however, on American soil It is Constitutional LAW and that’s LAW like it or not. If you don’t like it you have a choice, shut up or leave. The Sad thing is the Liberals didn’t shut up nor did they leave, they deceived their way into our Justice, Military, Legal, civil,educational, and governmental systems with one purpose and that is to destroy our foundation and then the Constitution. This is why we wish and CAN secede. The Liberals / Communist don’t what secession, they want to conquer. Communists don’t allow demonstrations and enlightened people they just shoot you! Look at China.

  4. exmaninblues says:

    Mike, thanks for you comment. I agree that there are huge problems with people seeking to subvert our Constitution and replace it with another form of government. Further, that our Constitution provides the framework for a legitimate government, which we agree we must have. I people who dishonor the office they hold by dividing the people, prevaricate at every turn, and abuse their power must be held accountable. Their “ethics” committees are nothing more than foxes watching our for the other foxes, the hen house having been dismantled long ago. The indoctrination of the masses is quite troublesome and a difficult task to correct. Most able thinkers see the direction our country is headed and the “sheeple” will likely have that blank, idiotic “what happened” look on their face. In my last article Back In The U.S.S.A. I stated “It is only after the dust settles, when clutched in the steely grip of that iron fist, that the sheeple realize they were the authors of their own demise.” Unfortunately, not much can be done for those that prefer their blinders. But there are some out there that haven’t heard any of what most conservative thinkers are talking about. Even so, they are willing to listen if they hear the right voice. That is who I try to target the most. There is no denying everything you wrote, I am glad to find another patriotic soul and a clear thinker to boot! I hope you come back and read more of what I offer on my way to combat the ignorance in the masses.

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