Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:—”I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
-Article II, Section One, Clause 8 of the United States Constitution
The United states constitution is perhaps the most easiest legal document to read, yet also the most important one of them all. The above quote is the oath of the president of the United states must take before entering in accordance to the constitution… Literally article 2 is about as long and comprehensive as “Green Eggs and Ham” yet it describes the role of the president. In the very oath we see the summary of his entire role- Protect and defend the Constitution”
That does not include:
Red light cameras
Taxes on imported doughnuts from switzerland
None of these things have anything to do with the president…. Also, you may have noticed everyone running for president builds their entire campaign on atleast one or 4 of these things… Yet you may have noticed they often fall short on their campaign promises… Simply put it’s because whenever a presidential candidate is running on social issues they are lieing. They know full well they can not do xyz, because it’s outside their jurisdiction. XY and Z is in the states jurisdiction – of which they have no control over.
Don’t be mad at the candidate… the person to blame is the people, we have effectively created a sort of Democratic Imperialistic Oligarchy by our own ignorance of this fact.
is a form of power structure in which power effectively rests with a small number of people. These people might be distinguished by royalty, wealth, family ties, education, corporate, religious or military control. Such states are often controlled by a few prominent families who typically pass their influence from one generation to the next, but inheritance is not anecessary condition for the application of this term.
In a Democratic Oligarchy, such as what is seen today in many countries across Africa, you can vote for your dictator. He then has little to none separation of authority and so can do pretty much whatever he wants. Normally in such situations, the candidate in question is set up in an election where even when he looses he wins because he’s well connected with the competing candidate…. If this sounds like Trump and Hillary to you then I probably don’t need to post this picture, but I will anyway…
What we need to really do is take a step back, confront this issue and ask ourselves “How did we become an oligarchy”
It begins with social issues, and understanding the constitution. I would say it began with Lincoln and the civil war…. Now I’m sure we all agree slavery was bad. Even people waving the Confederate flag in the south agree it was bad. However, the issue of slavery strictly speaking was a social issue and central to the civil war. The fact that the federal government, president no less, would wage a war against its own states to impose a social law – is in direct violation of states rights… In fact it was the very first time the federal government overstepped itself…
What the civil war left us with was a bunch of laws that allowed the federal government to have more authority over state laws…. That is the pivotal moment, however well intentioned, when America began its downhill spiral into an oligarchy… It only took 1 inch that lead on to a mile, then a thousand miles…. Here we are today viewing the potential president as “solver of all our everyday problems“.
The whole of the constitution is about 2 things
1. Separation of Authority
3. The Role of the Government
2nd is very easy so excuse me for starting there.
Property as defined by Thomas Jefferson is every thing in the bill of rights. Including, just as an example of what might seem like a social issue, Freedom of Religion. The reason for such is the founders view was a man’s conscience is his property, the same as owning a house, business or newspaper… In their view, and hopefully yours, however you worship God or not at all its fine as far as the government is concerned as you are doing so by your own conscience. Therefore religion is your personal property, and therefore protected. So you see, the constitution has not 1 ounce of social issues with in it.
To tackle the 1st part “separation of authority” you have to understand the 3rd, the Role of the government.
The Federal Government as defined by the constitution is:
1. Protect property
2. Settle disputes and contracts between individuals.
3. Protect the citizens, either from each other or foreign enemies abroad.
That is it. Nothing else.
In order to achieve that simplicity we finally come to separation of authority. The layout is very simple.
The reason the constitution separates authority is to prevent this from happening
By an alphabet soup full of acronyms and pool of private corporations, the president may abuse his authority in anyway he pleases whilst subverting the constitution entirely. Congress and the Senate are essentially useless and the President becomes a mechanism for our Democratic Imperialist Oligarch.
Let me talk about “Imperialism” for just a minute…
a policy of extending a country’s power and influence through diplomacy or military force
As the world’s leading police force, yes I do mean in every sense America is a Democratic Imperialist Oligarch.
It’s our own fault, welcome to the New American Century.