Let Louisiana Lead the Way

Jeff Landry has taken the office of governor in Louisiana and now has the opportunity to let Louisiana lead the way in restoring the state and the country to the biblical and Constitutional principles on which we as a nation were founded, and which elevated it to the most peaceful, prosperous, and protected country in modern history. However, there are those, especially in Washington, that oppose returning to such a blessed status. They would rather have the country destroyed through Church-lessness, family-lessness, unconstitutionality, open borders, perversion, and other forms of godlessness which we witness occurring day by day as we buy our food, fuel our vehicles, go to libraries, drive the highways and streets, and in just about every other facet of our culture. What description fits such people who prefer death, chaos, and ruin instead of peace, prosperity, and protection except the word evil?

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” (Ephesians 6:12) Such wickedness is manifested in our world, so our conflict is not ultimately with democrats, liberals, or leftists, but it is a conflict of good versus evil. Since we have for years been in decline as a nation at an ever-increasing rate, it is obvious that for good to triumph over evil, we must change our strategy. Jeff Landry has the platform, the responsibility, and the authority to say no to the federal government’s evil, leftist policies, and to say yes to Louisiana policies that can be a catalyst that steers the state and the country back on course to our former status.

Cutting the federal government apron strings is the key to reducing federal power over the state. When federal handouts are received by the states, the federal government has grounds to include those handouts in its “budget” (as if Washington has a budget). https://www.taxpolicycenter.org/briefing-book/what-are-sources-revenue-state-governments

Another key to stem the overreach of Washington is to exercise state authority. While federal powers are listed and limited, state powers and the powers of the People are not. Border security is the responsibility of state governors when the federal government fails to provide that security, and Governor Abbott of Texas, along with governors of other states including Louisiana, are acting upon that responsibility.

Article 4, Section 4 of the U S Constitution mandates that the federal government provide every state protection against invasion:

The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.

In case the federal government does not provide this protection, the responsibility belongs to the states under Article 1, Section 10, paragraph 3:

No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, lay any Duty of Tonnage, keep Troops, or Ships of War in time of Peace, enter into any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power, or engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay.

The states are late to the game, since we have been under invasion for several years now. It is much easier to keep invaders out than to remove them once they are in, but that is the task ahead of us. Leftists will attempt to keep illegal aliens in the country, dole out work permits, and will attempt to give them citizenship, but this cannot be allowed.

Louisiana can lead the way by beginning the deportation process, starting with the sheriff of each parish enforcing the law concerning illegal entry into the country and therefore illegal entry into the state and parish. Then each state can do the same until the country’s population consists of only legal residents. The costs incurred can be recouped through a surcharge on all money wired from the United States to anywhere outside the United States. Statistics show that this amount would cover a significant portion, if not all, of the cost.

According to the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the United States loses $150 billion per year in money sent abroad. This figure is from 2015 and is likely much higher now since illegal entry into the country has ballooned under the Biden Administration. The money saved through the removal of illegal aliens from every state would more than pay for deportation costs. In 2023, the nationwide cost for non-citizen education, medical, law enforcement, and welfare programs in federal dollars was $150 billion. This doesn’t include state costs, the harm caused by violent crimes of illegals, drug smuggling, terrorists and U S enemy border crossings, and the erosion of American ideals. With nearly 21 million illegals in the country in 2021, this comes to over $7,000 per deportation. In Louisiana alone, the same expenditures were $604 million in 2023. With roughly 150,000 in Louisiana illegally, over $4,000 is available to the state for each deportation.

There is plenty of money for deportations and border security through walls, personnel, and technology. The land of the free and the home of the brave is fast becoming the land of lost liberty and lawlessness, and the home of the helpless. A country that doesn’t guard all its borders is not a country at all, but only a place where power brokers squander other peoples’ money and resources until there is no more. Louisiana and the rest of the states must not let this happen.

House Speaker Mike Johnson Holds the Money Bag

A sea change has occurred in the nation’s capital. The leftwing leadership in Congress and the Oval Office has for years been influential in spreading its moral and fiscal corruption to the detriment of the country. Now, judged by his character and past behavior, an American that pledges allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all has the platform and the authority to correct the course of our country.

Mike Johnson is now the steward of Americans’ treasure that is sent to Washington to fund government expenditures. Those in government that like to spend other people’s money would have the nation believe that the use of our money is complicated, and they are the judge of how it is spent, but their role in this is simple and spelled out in Article 1, Section 8 of the United States Constitution. Basically, they are to look after the interests of Americans, not tax them into poverty and plunge them into insurmountable debt.   

The course of a nation is indicated by the trail of money left behind. If the money is used properly, the nation is moving in a proper direction. If the money is used for corruption, the nation will descend into corruption. Anyone paying attention can see that we have been making a nosedive into depravity under the current White House administration.  

All unconstitutional and improper Federal Government activity can be shut down by Mike Johnson and the House of Representatives by their stopping of payment for such wrongdoing. For many years now, the People’s money has been taken in excess through taxes and intentional inflation and used for unconstitutional and improper purposes. The wealth of the nation has been stolen, and the damage to the nation is untold.

Mike and the House have an opportunity to reestablish the proper method of raising revenue and its dispersion. A relatively small percentage of Americans’ wealth, say the Biblical example of ten percent, would be plentiful to fund Constitutional expenditures. Americans know how to budget and spend their money much better than government administrators, as is made evident by the multi-trillion-dollar debt that has been incurred by these agents and our representatives in Washington. No one in the business world or in a household would have such unfaithful stewards in charge of the money bag.

An individual or a family knows that to get out and to stay out of debt, they must live within their own means. Because Congress and the President are divvying up other people’s money, they continue to take more and more and spend it on “luxury” items such as foreign aid, illegal aliens, worthless inoculations, and the list goes on and on.

Unconstitutional and unnecessary government agencies swallow up vast amounts of the People’s treasure.  The Speaker and the House have the authority and responsibility to turn off their water and let the People keep their own money to build jobs and businesses, give to charity, or whatever else they decide to do with it.

The Convention of States is working to impose fiscal restraints on the Federal Government, limit its power and jurisdiction, and impose term limits on members of Congress. This only makes sense as we watch our money be frittered away, and American principles and ideals quickly erode. Most senators and representatives have proven that they are irresponsible with the People’s money. An Article 5 convention to propose amendments dealing with fiscal restraint, term limits, and reducing the scope and power of the federal government appears to be necessary to correct the course of the country.

Indictment of Trump, His Counsel, and the J6ers Proves Enemy Takeover

An out-of-control central government through its neo-communist Justice Department and the counterclockwise media has seized control of the country, and what is to stop them? Since the federal government is lawless and beyond self-control, it is up to the States and the People to restore law and order. Article 1, section 10 of the United States Constitution states that “No State shall, without the Consent of Congress… engage in War, unless actually invaded, or in such imminent Danger as will not admit of delay.” Evidence abounds that the states and the country have been slowly invaded within our government and across our border, and now we are in imminent danger.

The indictment of President Trump, his counsel, and the J6s are proof of an invasion of anti-Americans and the lawlessness of the Biden administration. January 6, 2021, is the day of the coup against the People of the United States. The prep work for this coup was carried out under the Obama administration in accordance with communist ideals, such as destruction of morals, pitting race against race, and clearing the upper echelon of the military of conservatism and capability.

With the power path cleared and the media being either silent or slanted, the right and duty to question and verify election results was suddenly considered illegal and dishonorable activity. After a summer of unmitigated violence and destruction, a First Amendment exercise to protest a subverted election turned ugly when the instigators of the summer chaos followed their usual method of mayhem by disrupting the petitioning of the government for a redress of grievances.

Two and a half years after the first arrests by the KGB, I mean the FBI, J6s are still awaiting bail and trial, or have been dealt harsh sentences for exercising their First Amendment rights. Meanwhile, across the country felons and illegal aliens, some extremely dangerous as is evident by their repeated offenses of rape, murder, and such behavior are being released into the public by George Soros corrupted DAs and Biden’s unlawful border policies.

Another presidential election is on the horizon, so the Left is busy about killing, stealing, and destroying its political enemies and the American ideal. President Trump is enemy number one since he is poised to be elected president again four years in arrears. The recent illegal arrests of him and his supporters are part and parcel of the Left’s strategy. Typical of communist regimes, silencing critics for daring to question the legitimacy of their authority is necessary to force their warped sense of truth upon the nation and the world.   

The Biden camp does not value peace, protection, and prosperity that America has enjoyed from the hand of the God of the Bible. These blessings were abundant under President Trump after 8 years of Obama’s degradation of America. How quickly the nation went from being blessed to being cursed with unrest, danger, and deterioration when American values were rejected. Now Israel has been attacked due to the Biden policy of supporting terrorists through foreign aid and the donation of military weapons and equipment that were allowed to be left in Afghanistan.   

If America is to continue as America, repentance must be made for the sins of the nation and governors must take a stand for truth. Are there any so bold as to rightly use their state police and state militia to protect those within their state from the policies of a neo-communist federal government? These policies are obviously contrary to American ideals of truth, justice, and lawfulness. Unlimited entrance to the country, permitting illegal aliens to remain in the country, unlimited spending of the People’s money, unlimited crossing of moral boundaries, cutting off the country’s sources of energy, limiting the means of self-defense, and undeterred criminal behavior are not wholesome but can only destroy “the land of the free and the home of the brave”.

Enemies of America have breached its wall of freedom. Convention of States is pushing back against the evil element that has taken control of the country. Its goal is to call an Article 5 convention to propose amendments that “limit the power and jurisdiction of the federal government, impose fiscal restraints, and place term limits on federal officials.” Sign the COS petition today and help restore the American ideal. Time after time our elected officials have failed Americans after empty promises of correcting the course of the country. It is now up to the States and the People.

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.