Written by John Adams, this document has remained one of the most important documents from the days of the founding of This, Our Republic.
The third sentence of The Declaration of Independence reads Quote: That to secure these rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that, whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute a new government, laying its foundations on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. End Quote… Continuing: Constitutional conventions would consolidate the inherent powers of a free people, whose right – to alter or abolish – our government is enshrined in the Preamble of the Declaration of Independence…
These unfailing demands of regulation and right of acceptance negate the statements of superiority of the will of the people regarding its existent form, its claim of rule being of superior manifest exclusivity onto itself, incompletely self-entrenched and mutable only by its own procedures; not by the whim of government of, by, and for, The People. A desirable method to unseat any form of government which becomes destructive of these ends would be to call a Convention. To this end, two-thirds of the State Legislatures need call for a Constitutional Convention. It takes but twelve States to withhold approval of such, hence all of the existing 27 Amendments were ratified by existent House and Senate seat holders of the Federal level; not the independent States. Ten of those Amendments were ratified almost from the start of The Republic; written as The Bill of Rights.
Once before, in our country, the principles which permit we the people to throw off our form of government has come to pass. This was the Federal Convention of 1787. Federal and State Instructions were given to Delegates, pursuant Article 13 of The Article of Confederation. In this, The Continental Congress resolved to call a convention. It was to be held in Philadelphia, resolved on 21st February 1787 for the singular task and express purpose of revising the Articles of Confederation.
All of this was long in the making. It was 1st May 1751 that the Join or Die symbolic eight segmented snake done by Franklin and Hoppington, came to print and distributed to the then eight States. The long span of infringements against the Colonies built a step by step response to the Tyranny of George III.
Today we see a repetition upon our on shores of the indignity, abuse, injustice, and inhumanity given of those that would be our, We The Peoples servants. Among the Tactics that arose during the decades prior to the July 2nd signing of The Declaration of Independence, yes, I said July 2nd and history bears witness to that fact, were Letters of Marque. Scholars have laid the groundwork for a contemporary understanding of letters of marque. There is a structured concept considering how such a legal framework could be structured to contain and repel both domestic and international Usurpation which threaten The Republic. This would be a reverse Contractor concept; a non-Federalized person engaged by independent States. In concept the usage of such would make legal the use of privateers to expel the influences of seated puppet fronts run by interests divergent Constitutional precepts. It was not a short, nor an easy path taken in the establishment of Our Republic. Critical thought in regard to present issues would be a start. Discourse by debate of individual State Con Con Delegates would be a start. For your Consideration…
otterwalks: 21st March 2015