Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof
At the outset, let us make it perfectly clear that we are not Ron Paul supporters, nor are we calling for a fire sale of the property that is known as the Federal Reserve.Â What we areÂ simply stating is that you whoÂ traffic in the ideas of government involvement with our wants and wishes, personal convictions and societal consensuses, or lack thereof,Â are more likely than not, and more likely sooner than later, toÂ startÂ Â getting what youÂ think you want in formats and portionsÂ unfamiliar to you, andÂ not necessarily with the outcome you are used to.
Â Â Â Â To the everlasting discredit of the Republican Party establishment, Christine O’Donnell did not receive the support – Â financial, logistical and moral – Â necessary for her to defeat her opponent in the New Jersey Senatorial election last go-round, thus allowing the Marxist Chris Coons to take the seat.Â Those of you who recall that race will no doubt remember the debate between Coons and O’Donnell in which she correctly, adamantly and repeatedly made the point that nowhere in the First Amendment to the ConstitutionÂ does there appear the phrase “Wall of Separation”; nowhereÂ in the clause that is widely and incorrectly misnomered the ‘separation clause’.Â Â It is the Â ‘establishment’ clause.Â We don’t know how many liberals Republican women have to defeat in debates before they start getting the respect they deserve, but at the same time Glenn Beck was getting rid ofÂ aÂ Â Marxist, Van Jones, Â in the Executive branch, the Republican Party was aiding and abetting in installing one in the Legislative branch.Â What’s a conservative voter to think these days?Â One thing for sure, a lot of veteran Republican officeholders areÂ re-thinking their stance on some hot-button issues of the day.
Â Â Â Â At any rate, emboldened by that and a few other Â electoral victories, Â as well as the preceeding oneÂ of Barack Obama, and despite the Republican takeover of one House of Congress, Â the leftist agenda has proceeded with very few bumps in the road since then and has blossomed and born fruit inÂ severalÂ departments and agencies of the federal government.Â The various and sundryÂ rulings, findings, directives, expenditures of resources and social and political statements emanating from the bureaucratic regimes ensconced in Washington haveÂ many times been controversial, often breathtakingÂ and far, far too often offensive to the Constitutional order and the sensibilities of We the People.
Â Â Â Â The list of abuses of congressionally-delegatedÂ authority, naked power grabs and unwarranted social commentariesÂ and adoption of special interest agendas issuing forth from these establishments is too long to be catalogued or even summarized here, but two of the most glaring and egregious examples involve government and quasi-government entities pressing what is commonly known as the LGBT agenda.Â First, there was the United States Department of Agriculture being exposed as not only having an “intense” program of sensitivity indoctrination within it’s own department, but pushing to have that program made mandatory throughout the government. And then there was the brazen and unmistakenly pointed and provocatory display of the “Gay Pride flag” being hoisted directly below the US flag at the Federal Reserve office in Richmond, Virginia.Â
Â Â Â Â These are just two examples, but if you don’t think they’re having a heydayÂ in the hallowed halls of liberal government activism, well, just couple these with the recent examples of the repeal of Don’t ask/Don’t tell, the President’s admission that he is rethinking his position on the gay marriage issue, not to mention the cavalier announcement by Joe Biden that “it’s only a matter of time”.Â Â Have you been paying attention?
Â Â Â Â Which brings us backÂ to the constitution and what’s in there and what’s not.Â What is in there, in the First Amendment, is the clause that says ‘Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion’.Â Â Which is why, being reasonable people as well as patriots, we do not expect to see the Christian flag flying below Old Glory at government buildings and offices.Â Can you imagine?Â If that were to occur, there is no doubt that someone would contact Arne Duncan and have him send shotgun-toting Department of Education officials ( a new fad ) to the offending site to facilitate the restoration of law and order.Â But you Virginians,Â you don’t have to look up there above theÂ Fed and be offended by the Christian flag, or even by the Â Stars and Bars and the memory ofÂ your sorry, sordid history of States’ Rights and the sins of your forebears thatÂ the Statists and their perpetually aggrieved clientele constantly throw up to you.Â Â No, you can look up there and be infused with the pride of ……bisexuality.Â
Â Â Â Â Â And yet, Â the worm perhaps turneth.Â
Â Â Â Â At the same time the US Congress is prevented from establishing a religion, it is in nowise prohibited from disestablishing…..The USDA, the Federal Reserve, the Department of Education, or any number of departments, agencies and Commissions we could sit here the rest of the day rattling off.Â The percentage of the Federal government that Congress could, on a whim, eradicate, including all of the constructs in both of its own Houses and the vast majority of those in the Executive and a huge chunk of the Judiciary, is probably in the high 90% range.
Â Â Â Â You see, and we’re sure Christine O’Donnell knows this, and that Chris Coons would probably be flabbergasted to learn, is thatÂ as well as there being no ‘Wall of Separation’ in the Constitution, there is also no Federal Reserve…and no Department of Agriculture….and no Federal Trade Commission ….and (would you believe it?) no 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals!Â Nope.Â Not in there.Â All of those things which the liberals pray to every day – Â government agency,Â government bureaucrat, government functionaryÂ and ever more government – Â are wholly creatures of the US Congress and they can be gone tomorrow.Â Yes, confused Constitutional scholars, Congress may, in its wisdom,Â Â make laws respecting the establishment or disestablishment or functioning of these federal bodies.Â It’s called theÂ ‘necessary and proper’Â clause. Â These departmentsÂ could also be reformed, but Lord a’mighty, Â what a chore that would be!Â Quicker and easier justÂ to be done with them altogether.
Â Â Â Â The intermediate step, the in-between solution, the compromise, might be to make it clear, in a very legal and consequential sense,that there are certain boundaries, certain limits…dare we say ‘walls’ …Â that are to beÂ observed by those inhabiting the various federal departments that they ought not attempt to go around, leap over or burrow underneath in order to acommodateÂ social or political agendas, lacking specific direction from the President, as Chief Executive, or perhaps even then, if contrary to their charters.Â Â Ordinarily, the penalties for misuse of public funds or the abuse of public trust or malfeasance or misfeasance are punishable by fine or imprisonment or both, and we imagine there are laws on the books that could be consulted to deal with the problems we described above.Â SoÂ maybe all the Congress critters have to do is insure a good crop of US Attorneys are put in place, or at least have some sort of epiphany and start performing the oversight functions weÂ used to expect of them.Â Â Regardless,Â the larger point is that those functionaries, and those who would corrupt them, who think it is their province to dispenseÂ social justice or make lawsÂ or otherwise dictate as if theyÂ represent the proletariat, areÂ supremely misinformed.Â AllÂ of the walls or artifices which are real, and purposeful, are erected by the people, through theirÂ elected representatives.Â When they no longer serve their intended purpose, they can be deconstructed.Â And if need be, new ones can be erected, by the people.
Â Â Â The leftist agendaitesÂ and their Democrat Party enablers, have overextended themselves.Â They have overreached.Â They have gone past getting what they want to attempting to make everyone like it.Â They have grossly miscalculated.Â We are but approximately a baker’s dozen of elected officials away from grasping the hand ofÂ The Leftist government apparatusÂ in mid-slap and returning it to it’s proper position, with the stern admonition “No more.”Â You want walls of separation?Â You are about to be separated from the ability to malign and indoctrinate and steal from us, and our posterity, and to impugn our character and to falsely accuse us of the veryÂ humiliation and disrespectÂ you currently show to people of faith and circumspection and constitutional responsibility.Â You will cease and you will desist, or you will be no more.