Eternal Vigilance: Sovereign Immunity - 11th Amendment Revisited
Eternal Vigilance: Sovereign Immunity - The 11th Amendment Revisited
"Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty."-- Wendell Phillips, (1811-1884)
"But you must remember, my fellow-citizens, that eternal vigilance by the people is the price of liberty, and that you must pay the price if you wish to secure the blessing. It behooves you, therefore, to be watchful in your States as well as in the Federal Government."-- Andrew "Old Hickory" Jackson, 7th President of the USA, Farewell Address, March 4, 1837
Our Founding Fathers were determined to see their hard one liberties survive that nature of man.
In writing our Constitution, one of the 1st things they considered was the historic problem of violent and bloody succession of leaders.
The simple formula is this; the more concentrated the power of a people group, the bloodier the succession. In other words the fewer people who hold a nation’s power the greater the chaos as result of its transfer. It is the simplest economics, many grappling for a consolidated, rare resource and you get blood. The genius of the US founders was their deep insight into history and human nature. They understood this formula and structured the government to avoid this problem. Their solution was so simple it seems surprising. They structured the government to recognize every citizen’s sovereignty and made the leaders servants of those sovereigns. To further hinder the natural tendency for humans to consolidate power, they spread national power to sovereign states, and split the power of the central government to different branches.
In essence they made the resource of national power abundant to all by dispersing it to every citizen sovereign. This created a nation in which a person was empowered to pursue happiness as he/she saw fit and if someone tried to consolidate that power, it was so dispersed it would be difficult to accomplish. http://bit.ly/pnYDAb [Article Continues below almost universal translator]
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Further, Founding Fathers did not believe mankind to be virtuous by nature. And so they built various checks and balances into the divided powers of Government.
“The fundamental understanding our US Founding Fathers had in drafting our constitution, is People under Natural Law have free will, and are not virtuous by nature. Therefore, governments must be constructed in anticipation of the nature of man.Acting on this knowledge, our Founding Fathers built into our Government and Constitution, various checks and balances.
Amongst these checks and balances were transparency and accountability. All of our problems today emanate from the slow, persistent rolling back of the checks and balances, transparency and accountability our Founding Fathers built into our Government and Constitution.” http://bit.ly/nLIqPn
Not only did they create checks and balances between the 3 Federal Branches of Federal Government and Between Sovereign States, they provided for the final Check and Balance between the Government and WE THE PEOPLE, the Individual Voting Sovereigns by insuring the Government would be transparent and accountable.
Among the series of checks and balances the Founding Father's provided us were:....
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Thank you, my fellow citizens, for taking your valuable time to read and reflect upon what is written here.
Please join with me in mutually pledging to each other and our fellow citizens our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor to our mutual endeavors of restoring liberty and economic opportunity to WE THE PEOPLE as our Founding Fathers envisioned and intended. [Last sentence, US Declaration of Independence ( http://bit.ly/ruPE7z )]
This article is written with the same intentions as Thomas Paine http://ushistory.org/paine. I seek no leadership role. I seek only to help the American People find their own way using their own “Common Sense” http://amzn.to/kbRuar
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September 18, 2011. Click here for details. http://t.co/ESZHNFP
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