The destruction of the US Constitution has been going on with the eyes of the people wide open and their minds happily in a state of ignorance. Our public school system has guaranteed that state of ignorance, which, simply put, only means the absence of information. Full understanding of truth, for whatever the reasons, has been seriously lacking. I repeat from other commentaries … stupidity is an entirely different matter.
The support of these ugly statements beg a few exigent examples. However, due to the amount of information that has been omitted and obfuscated by our institutions of learning for many decades, the necessary documentation precludes the address of more than one area of concern per posting.
We begin. Hang with the thoughts here, and they will all tie together by and by.
Many will cheerfully demonstrate their level of educational achievement by declaring that the definition of the word, “invasion”, means something like an attack by an army, complete with guns, tanks and planes, etc. That’s well and good if you are content with the complete definition of “beautiful” as being like a shiny new Lexus.
Webster’s 3rd New International Dictionary provides a bit more information about “invasion” which may amaze those who have bet on the perfection of our public education. Webster’s indeed notes that “invasion” does include, “a hostile entrance or armed attack on the property or territory of another…”. If that is where you place your chips, I refer you to the Lexus.
Continuing in Webster’s 3rd NID, we expand our understanding of “invasion” with information such as, “an inroad of any kind”, “an entry into or an establishment in an area not previously occupied” and “the penetration and gradual occupation of an area by a population group of different socioeconomic status or racial or cultural origin…”.
Leaving our review of that difficult English language, let us take a peek at that document that has resulted in the greatest personal freedom in the history of the world… The US Constitution… I know that some want to energize negative emotions about a certain topic at this point, but the founders had prescribed a solution to that and any other constitutional concern, and it was subsequently employed.
In Article II, Section 1 we find:
Before entering office, the president must declare, “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.”
In Article II, Section 3, as our teachers always emphasized (satire intended), we discover a specific requirement, not suggestion, of the office of the presidency. To wit, “… he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed…”. Thus we have the double accentuation of this presidential duty in the oath of office and the explicit expression thereof in the body of the constitution.
As far as the authority to make laws, the very first sentence of the very first Article states, “All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.” A side note… Sad it is that we now bow to requirements called executive orders and bureaucratic regulations as though they had constitutional standing as laws over the people…. We really just don’t know any better.
Now we may tie a requisite responsibility of presidents and clear definition of “invasion” to a direct action that is the constitutional responsibility of the US government. For that purpose we go to Article IV, Section 4:
“The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion …”. That “shall” tends to limit the number of interpretive options for the government to consider.
Also, nowhere in the foregoing information is there any mention of legitimizing invaders who “dream” or any other category based on sympathetic emotions or “fairness”.
We have taken the opportunity to understand a more complete meaning of the word “invasion”, and have made the effort to reveal that the executive branch of the government is responsible for the execution of all laws whatever as well as that specific constitutional requirement. There is no wiggle room for the executive to modify, postpone or ignore any constitutional assignment or law that is pursuant to the constitution.
For those who would usurp power for themselves and shred our constitution without exercising the mode of alteration provided in Article V, our collective ignorance lays a red carpet before their feet. Those folks ostentatiously pride themselves as champions of the “living constitution”. That means we are free to exercise our own values without so much as a tip of the hat to the amendment process. This, of course, appeals to quite a few “intellectuals”. Problem for our country is… those folks don’t get around to defining exactly who the “we” and “our” are.