I’ve always wondered why Americans forget so much important history. I’ve wondered why we’ve forgotten what Americans had accomplished before income tax, Social Security and class basketball.
And I wonder why (if the following is actually true), we’ve forgotten that probably five, perhaps six, and maybe even more of our USA Presidents …were part black.
I confess that I haven’t personally checked out all the facts. But according to at least a few historians (one of whom is himself black), Warren Harding had black ancestors on both sides of his family tree. Thomas Jefferson was called a “… son of a half-breed Indian squaw and a Virginia mulatto father.” Some say that Abraham Lincoln was almost as black as is Barack Obama. And Andrew Jackson’s brother was sold as a slave!
Sure, some such racial trivia is equivocal. Only Harding didn’t deny his black ancestry. Jefferson did his best to hide all records of his ancestry while doing his best to maintain all records of himself; so maybe we’ll never be sure about him.
Still, it’s embarrassing that most of us are convinced that Obama is something new when, actually, his ideology, his “phenomenon,” and his lineage are no “change” at all.
Sorry, Barack. You’re nothing new.
But then, our black presidential history isn’t as important as other, less equivocal and more critical history.
We were warned about voting away our rights. We were warned about trading liberty for security. We were warned that as government grows, liberty and prosperity recede.
We have forgotten all of this. And that may just kill us.
All major party presidential candidates excepting Ron Paul, and almost all major party candidates for any public office all across the nation, reflect and even amplify this destructive ignorance. History demonstrates very well what comes after the bread and circuses of our modern Rome. It’s nuts to keep going in this direction.
So with my candidacy for Indiana Governor I offer the following platform:
To simply honor the oath of office and be an Indiana Governor as mandated by the contracts that authorize the office.
In other words, my platform is to enforce federalism, Rule of Law as written, and, literally, liberty and justice for all.
Of course, we’ve been lied to about everything significant for so long that almost nobody has any idea what that the preceding actually entails, so I’ll explain.
Article 15, Section 4 of the Indiana Constitution says, “Every person elected or appointed to any office under this Constitution, shall, before entering on the duties thereof, take an oath or affirmation, to support the Constitution of this State, and of the United States, and also an oath of office.”
We make our politicians swear such an oath to the constitutions (note: both state and federal) because constitutions protect citizens from politicians …that’s important!
That importance is underlined by Indiana Code 5-4-1-1: “every officer and every deputy, before entering on the officer’s or deputy’s official duties, shall take an oath to support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Indiana, and that the officer or deputy will faithfully discharge the duties of such office.”
This protects us from the “police state,” or Rule of Tyrants, by leashing all political power to written constitutions, and not to any politician.
Article 1, Section 25 of the Indiana Constitution says, “No law shall be passed, the taking effect of which shall be made to depend upon any authority, except as provided in this Constitution.”
So the Indiana Constitution is THE LAW in Indiana. Nothing can contravene it. No “authority” can say otherwise. No law, written or spoken, can violate the limitations on power imposed by the Indiana Constitution. The General Assembly can change it. They can even suspend all laws, including the constitution (God forbid!) under Article 1 Section 26. But so long as we’re a republic that claims to operate under written constitutions and Rule of Law (instead of Rule of Tyrants), the Indiana Constitution is to be obeyed as written. That’s the law.
And who is to enforce it?
Article 5, Section 1 of the Indiana Constitution says, “The executive power of the State shall be vested in a Governor.” And Article 5, Section 12 says, “The Governor shall be commander-in-chief of the armed forces, and may call out such forces, to execute the laws, or to suppress insurrection, or to repel invasion.”
The preceding, plus Article 5, Section 14’s assignment to the Governor the power to sign bills into law, makes something very clear: The Governor is the “the Cop of the Constitution;” the protector of citizen rights…the armed authority of the State of Indiana.
Politics is violence, of course. The whole point of constitutions is to restrain violence, not unleash it upon citizens. And the Governor’s role is to restrain this violence to only what’s allowed by law.
This has been proven to work through thousands of years of human history. It is also the legal, right thing to do.
So, here is your choice: Vote for a Democrat/Republican and get more of what you’ve been getting good and hard, or vote for me and get what’s both right, and proven to promote peace, security, liberty and prosperity.