Equal Representation in All Seats of Government

Across the country, cities large and small are crumbling. While the suburbs surrounding cities may be thriving, the inner cities are in decay. Much of this is the result of the bloated federal government that unconstitutionally puts forth failing programs time and again that waste our money and add to the problems or create new ones. It is also the result of unequal representation in local seats of government, where government offices are limited to those residing within the declining districts and eligibility is denied to qualified and worthy potential candidates living outside the districts.

Statistics and studies are not necessary. A drive through the middle of any village, town, or city is enough to see that better leadership is needed. In most cases the buildings have or are collapsing, and most of all that remains are “antique” stores, pawn shops, and tattoo parlors.

At least in county seats, or parish seats in the case of Louisiana, representation should include the whole county or parish since all those within that jurisdiction pay taxes for and conduct business in that seat of local government. The same applies to state capitals. All citizens within the state should be eligible for election to government offices within the capital city because of their tax money funding the functioning of government within that city.

At a national level, Convention of States is promoting equal representation by working to take legislative power away from unelected bureaucrats and giving that power back to the states and the people where it belongs. The 10th Amendment to the U S Constitution states exactly that: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

Not just in towns and cities, but across the nation there is moral and physical corruption. Qualified leadership is lacking at every level of government, but especially in our nation’s capital. The same foolish and selfish people with the same disregard of the Constitution keep their positions in Congress for decades, pushing the country further and further from its founding principles.

Through an Article 5 convention, COS is proposing amendmentsthat will put further limitations on the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, stop wasteful and irresponsible spending of tax money, and put an end to prolonged terms of office. Taking these steps will help ensure that those elected to public office will be motivated by honorable ideals that will reshape our nation into the model that was given by the Founders and all those that sacrificed much for us and our posterity. Such action, along with following the righteous principles set forth by the Word of God, the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution will set us on the correct course to stop the degeneration in towns, states, and across the nation.

Sign the petition and get involved to help further the efforts of COS at Sign The Petition (conventionofstates.com)

An Article 5 Convention of States is the Essence of We the People

There are those who aspire to protect the United States Constitution who at the same time deny the use of one of its most powerful features. The American ideal is unique among governments in that it is one of self-government. The Framers of the U S Constitution were granted enough wisdom to include in it a method for the states to amend the Constitution when necessary.

Article 5 is the anchor that holds the power of government to the states and to the people against the relentless pull of central government. The force of centralized government that incrementally strips rights and freedom from the citizens has been given sway as the states let out more and more rope. Thankfully, Article 5 allows for the citizens to pull that rope back in by way of a convention of states.    

The Constitution has been sidestepped or utterly disregarded by those who have sworn to protect and defend it. It is only a piece of paper with words on it if it is not followed and enforced. There are many examples of unconstitutional actions taken by presidents and congressmen over many years, and they have not been held accountable.

Most, if not all, of the unlawful behavior is enabled by unsanctioned expenditures such as foreign aid, domestic aid, and federal agencies. As is usually the case, unchecked misbehavior leads to increased misbehavior.

Of late, examples of unconstitutional authority have manifested as forced acceptance of immorality, forced funding of the killing of babies, aiding and abetting illegal aliens, and the suspension of the right to peaceful assembly. By holding an Article 5 convention, the people of the states will take a powerful step to enforce the Constitution and put America back on the correct course.

For the most part, our congressmen control whether the Constitution is followed because they control the spending of our tax dollars. Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution authorizes Congress to have power to lay and collect taxes, duties, imposts, and excises to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States. It also gives Congress authority to make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution its enumerated powers. Since government activities must be funded, unconstitutional actions are easily stopped by Congress acting upon its responsibility to remove the funding.

Along with the power of the purse, Congress has the power of policing. Article 2, Section 4 of the U S Constitution states that the president, vice president, and all civil officers of the United States shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.

In Article 5, the Founders provided a peaceful means of limiting the power of central government, why should we fear using it? The fear should lie in the runaway federal government that we currently have, not in attempts to put it back in its place.

Louisiana Legislators Toe Democrat Line Concerning January Sixers’ Illegal Incarceration

Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana tends to tell it like it is from a conservative standpoint, but when it comes to supporting the patriots who actually took action and didn’t just use words to stand up for America’s founding principles on January 6, 2021, his conservatism veers off the correct course. Video showing what actually happened at the Capital on that day should be sufficient evidence to exonerate those illegally in prison for more than two years later and are still awaiting bail and trial. Where are Kennedy, his fellow Louisiana Republican Senator Bill Cassidy, Louisiana Congresswoman Julia Letlow, and others who have sworn to uphold the United States Constitution? How are they, as our voice in the Legislature, working to free these political prisoners and how are they protecting our Constitution which in its 6th amendment includes “the right to a speedy trial, by an impartial jury…”? By their statements and by their silence they toe the Democrat Party line.

Laying Low

I have been in contact with their offices numerous times, but I can’t get an answer as to how any of them are doing anything to help those who are being illegally incarcerated. When Tucker Carlson of Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” played video from inside the Capitol of what took place on January 6, which clearly shows the now famous man with the horns on his head being escorted through the building and aided by police, doubts should have arisen as to whether the truth is being told about the “insurrection”. Instead, concerning Tucker’s video, Senator Kennedy made the statement, “You’re entitled to believe what you want in America, but you can’t resort to violence to try to convince others of your point of view.” Most of the violence was at the hands of the police at the capital, and after a summer of much violence across the country from “Antifa” and “BLM” groups that was allowed by federal, state, and local law enforcement to go unabated, it should be obvious who else was responsible for the rest of the violence at the capital. Apparently to not have to put forth much effort at knowing the truth, to not rock the boat, and to placate the media, our representation in Washington lets patriots sit in prisons for years without bail or trial while their families have to carry on without them.

Let it Get Out of Hand

If the January Sixers were insurrectionists, they weren’t very good at it. The only weapons were in the hands of the police, and the only ones that died were the “insurrectionists”; some beaten to death by police, one woman shot to death by police, and many others injured by police. Speaker of the House at that time was Nancy Pelosi, who was responsible for security at the Capitol. Despite President Trump’s recommendation to have the National Guard present, Pelosi did not arrange for this. Also, video shows police taking away barricades and opening doors to let the protesters into the Capitol building.

Turn it Around, Don’t Let us Drown

An insurrection is defined as “an act or instance of revolting against civil authority or an established government.” The authentic protesters at the Capital on January 6, 2021, who are now in prison, were there to prevent insurrection at the hands of those confirming an illegitimate president and an illegitimate election, and they were there to support the states that were formally objecting to this confirmation and were calling for a postponement in order to verify the election. Pelosi, former Vice President Mike Pence, and many legislators and judges who refused to acknowledge the states’ legitimate objection to the confirmation of Joe Biden as president of the United States are responsible for what happened on J6 and are the ones guilty of insurrection. Even at this late hour this should be recognized and rectified.

Help the J6 Political Prisoners

You can help free the patriots who gave of themselves to stand for truth and freedom. Contact your senators and representative and ask what they are doing to free these prisoners who are being illegally held under harsh conditions. “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” -Edmund Burke

See https://www.conservativehq.org/post/unusually-cruel-how-the-j6-political-prisoners-are-treated-inside-the-dc-jail

See https://americangulag.org/j6-dc-prisoner-treatment-echoes-deplorable-conditions-exposed-in-ongoing-lawsuit/

See https://www.redvoicemedia.com/2021/11/j6-political-prisoner-releases-horrific-letter-about-the-conditions-he-is-being-held-in/

Article V project has made great strides toward restoring truth and freedom in our nation. Information on joining such an effort and a petition to support this project to bring about a convention of states restricted to proposing amendments that will impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit its power and jurisdiction, and impose term limits on its officials and members of Congress can be found at conventionofstates.com.    

Abortions and Vaccinations are Federal Issues

There are many that claim the issues of abortion and vaccinations are concerns of the individual states and not of the federal government. Natural law and the two founding documents of the United States of America dispel this notion and affirm each individual’s security of life and liberty under God and under the authority of the United States federal government. While this federal government has acted contrary in its duty to protect life and liberty, it is nonetheless its responsibility, and ultimately its only responsibility. 

The preamble to the United States of America’s Declaration of Independence cites natural law concerning life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. It declares, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” This being established, any concession for abortion, which violently takes the life of a defenseless baby, is prohibited. Likewise, natural law encompasses the forcing of “vaccinations”. Since such enforcement affects life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, it is also unlawful. 

The 4th Amendment to the Constitution states, “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” If we are to be secure in our persons against unreasonable searches and seizures, then certainly we should be secure against the afflicting and murderous hand of the abortionist, and against chemicals or anything else being forced into our persons. 

There is no state or federal branch of government, or any other body or individual, that has any authority to breach the security that we as people possess in our persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures. This being confirmed by the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, it is therefore established that it is a crime for one to force a substance into another’s body without the latter’s consent, or to take an innocent life. Those committing such crimes should be held accountable. 

Since the American federal government is derelict in its duty to hold itself accountable, it is the duty of Americans to do so. The second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence gives authorization to take action when the government fails to obey and enforce its laws. A convention of states convened to make amendments to the United States Constitution sanctioned by Article 5 of the Constitution is perhaps the best way to remedy the lawlessness that is currently so prevalent in our country.  

The Convention of States (COS) Article V project has made great strides toward that end. Information on joining such an effort and a petition to support this project to bring about a convention of states restricted to proposing amendments that will impose fiscal restraints on the federal government, limit its power and jurisdiction, and impose term limits on its officials and members of Congress can be found at conventionofstates.com.    

The Freedom of a Dedicated Nation

One day of the year has been chosen to reflect on the American veteran. Likely for many, this is merely a symbolic gesture that may briefly stir up feelings of appreciation or patriotism, but as quickly as the thoughts and feelings come, they are met with an acknowledgement of inadequacies and abilities to properly honor the veterans of wars, conflicts, and guardian service to our nation. Perhaps honor can best be bestowed upon the veteran by our own effort to continue their work and sacrifice in whatever capacity we have been given.

The very existence of America is a miracle of God, and when we honor the veteran by mirroring their service, we also honor God to whom our country was dedicated even before its establishment. In 1607 the Jamestown settlers planted a cross on the shore of the new land and made this covenant dedication:

“We do hereby dedicate this Land, and ourselves, to reach the People within these shores with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to raise up Godly generations after us, and with these generations take the Kingdom of God to all the earth. May this Covenant of Dedication remain to all generations, as long as this earth remains… May all who see this cross, remember what we have done here, and may those who come here to inhabit join us in this Covenant…”

In confirmation of the Jamestown Dedication, thirteen years later those aboard the Mayflower made a compact which states, “Having undertaken, for the Glory of God, and advancements of the Christian faith and honor of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the Northern parts of Virginia…”

Many years later the United States of America was established by God through the blood, lives and treasure of the first Americans on the battlefield and at the home front. Rising up against their oppressors they were granted victory, and through wisdom in governing principles we were given a land of freedom, peace, prosperity and protection.

Since that time, many Americans have become veterans of many wars, conflicts, and of guarding our nation. Now America has an enemy unlike any that it has ever faced. This one wears a thin patriotic disguise and occupies high places in our government and other influential positions. It is a greater threat to America than any in the past and requires the mass self-deployment of true patriots that will take their stand in whatever capacity that they are capable. Just as our veterans have paid a price for the freedom that is a hallmark for our nation, those of us who have enjoyed this freedom must also pay a price to maintain and regain it.

As a nation, we have not been faithful to the Covenant Dedication that marked the beginning of a noble heritage. The maintenance that freedom requires has been neglected and our blessings have been taken for granted. We have veered off course and are sailing back to a land of bondage, turmoil, poverty and danger, forsaking the heritage with which we were entrusted. May God allow us to correct our course and land once again on our own Jamestown beach with renewed vigor to carry forward the charge given to every American, and in so doing we can all be called veterans in that we serve to preserve the ideals and principles that have made America a light to the world.