By Donald R. May
Our Constitution has endured challenges and dangers over the past 233 years. No previous attack on the American people and our Constitution has been so ominous as what we encountered with the recent attempt by the Democrat Marxists to seize power with treasonous election fraud. Democrats planned to place Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in charge of the Executive Branch of our federal government.
“We the People” are the words that begin the Constitution of the United States. It was the intent of the framers of our Constitution that the power in the United States of America came from the citizens and would only temporarily be on loan to those public officials whom the people elected and appointed to serve them.
Our Founding Fathers established the United States of America and its Constitution on a solid foundation of religious principles with very limited federal powers.
Thomas Jefferson outlined the foundations of the American Dream, “I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.”
Jefferson was confident that should the government ever get out of line, the people would quickly restore it to its foundations, “Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government; whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied upon to set them to rights.”
We are now in harm’s way. The dangers we face as a nation are from those who hate our successes and our strengths and from those who want to control us. The Liberal Elite are still in control of much of the Deep State of our Federal Government. Radical Islamic Terrorists are waiting to deliver another deadly blow to us, Israel, and all who love peace and freedom. Our Marxist enemies are again rattling their sabers.
Our Constitution has been under attack for a long time. Democrat Marxism, led by Barack Obama, is now the strongest opponent of our Constitution.
The differing views of our Constitution during the 20th Century are clearly shown by Presidents Wilson, Reagan, and Clinton’s comments.
President Woodrow Wilson said, “The American Constitution is little more than ‘political witchcraft’ from the past, and ought to be discarded so that we can get on with the Progressive project of building a ‘national state.'” Wilson openly expressed his disdain for our Constitution, for the American people, and for Liberty.
More than anyone, Woodrow Wilson advanced the new Progressive theory of human nature and human institutions and the corresponding Progressive critique of the principles of the American Founding and the Founders’ Constitution. Wilson, who was President of Princeton University and the American Political Science Association before becoming President of the United States, was the first American national chief executive to openly criticize the United States Constitution, once comparing it to “political witchcraft.” So hostile was Woodrow Wilson to the self-evident truths of our nation’s founding that, in a 1911 address, he remarked, “if you want to understand the real Declaration of Independence, do not repeat the preface.”
President Ronald Reagan understood the intent of our original Constitution. He concisely let it be known, “Our Constitution is a document that protects the people from government.”
President Clinton was of the opinion that the Constitutional rights of the American people got in the way of his plans to rule, “If the personal freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution inhibit the government’s ability to govern the people, we should look to limit those guarantees.”
Like Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt, Barack Obama does not accept the Founding Father’s intention of a very limited government.
Barack Obama has a Far-Left political ideology. Obama has been intent on transforming the United States from a Representative Republic into a Socialist Democracy, and ultimately into a Marxist Tyranny. Like Presidents Wilson and Clinton, Obama has a distinct distaste for our Constitution because it inhibits his desire for a rapid transition away from the very foundations of our government.
During a 2001 Chicago Public Radio interview, Barack Obama said, “The Warren Court, it wasn’t that radical. It didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the founding fathers in the Constitution.”
Our Constitution protects us from Barack Obama and his fellow Progressive Socialists. Obama does not like that.
Joe Biden has been a moderate Democrat but appears to have no foundational moral or political beliefs. Joe Biden was prepared to express whatever beliefs were necessary to get him elected and to stay in power, including allowing riots, arson, looting, the toppling of statues, and whatever else was necessary to keep his voting base happy. Joe Biden said that no amendment is “absolute,” indicating that our Bill of Rights is not safe with Biden.
Kamala Harris ideologically is a Far Left Marxist. She hates freedom, Liberty for the American people, and our Constitution.
The American people are at a fork in the road. One path leads to our increased slavery under the boot of an oppressive government that promises equality of outcome to everyone. Under such a Democrat Marxist government, everyone other than the Ruling Elite would be equally miserable.
The other path returns us to our original Constitution and to Liberty. It returns us to a limited Federal government and to the opportunities of America’s founding. It gives us the freedom to work hard and to take great risks without the oppressive boot of government on our necks. It returns us to the American Dream. It allows us to return God to the public square, to politics, and to the very heart of our government. We must choose Liberty!
This is again a time for great courage. The American people must have the courage to kick the Progressive Left out of power and drastically reduce the size of our government. If we do not, or if we fail, we shall surely become the vassals and slaves of the Democrats and other unkind tyrants.
Submitted by Donald R May, Lubbock, TX, retina surgeon, farmer, medical economist, decorated Air Force Veteran, and former medical school professor, department chair, and dean.