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The gray wolf, the ESA
& the 17th Amendment
Posted By Devvy Kidd On 07/15/2005 @ 1:00 am In Commentary | Comments Disabled
“The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation and foreign commerce. … The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives and liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement and prosperity of the State.”
– James Madison, author of U.S. Constitution, Federalist Paper No. 45
Ranchers in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota have joined others in Western states demanding they be allowed to kill gray wolves that are increasing in numbers, traveling in packs and killing their livestock, which represents their very livelihood. When the Fish and Wildlife Service attempted to take the gray wolf off the endangered species list to solve the problem, they were sued by environmental groups like the Sierra Club. As predicted, the federal judge in Oregon ruled against the ranchers and for the greenies, and the wolves will continue to roam in packs, killing livestock at will and any humans who get in their way.
According to Adrian Wydeven, a conservation biologist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources:
We’re at a point now where we would like to authorize land owners to be able to shoot wolves that are attacking livestock. And because they are still listed as a federally endangered species … we don’t have that authority.
The history of the Endangered Species Act has been one of destroying the God-given rights of Americans in favor of giving constitutional rights to bugs, slugs and crud. Naturally, anyone who opposes the destruction of our rights by the relentless assault from greenie organizations is all for dirty water, killing every walking animal on earth and other carefully orchestrated propaganda campaigns. Even lies will suffice for their cause:
We’ve got to ride the global-warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing in terms of economic policy and environmental policy.
– Tim Wirth, former member of Congress, U.S. Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs.
You can read a letter here from Leo Schwartz of the Virginia Land Rights Coalition to Richard Pombo, House Committee on Resources about the ESA and the continuing smokescreen in Congress about “fixing it.” Never mind “fix it,” get rid of it. The Endangered Species Act of 1973 derives its authority and power from five international treaties most Americans have never heard of, and if it doesn’t disturb their comfort zone, they could care less about what happens to their fellow Americans. A fatal mistake.
How does the 17th Amendment come into play here? Before the fraudulent ratification of the 17th Amendment, state legislatures picked their two U.S. senators to go to Congress to represent the interests of the state. If we were operating under our legal constitutional republic (we are NOT a democracy), all these states affected by the ESA could simply fire their ineffective U.S. senators and send new ones to Congress who would get the job done.
When Congress wants to circumvent the U.S. Constitution, they do it by international treaty. Treaties are ratified by the U.S. Senate at the urging of a sitting president. This is the case with the ESA. Jurisdiction is everything and it is the one legal argument that too many Americans – who find themselves in the crosshairs of this tyrannical government – have little understanding of. According to constitutional attorney and treaty expert, Larry Becraft, “The Constitution simply grants no authority to the federal government to control the wildlife within the states of this nation and this has been noted in several cases.”
If Americans negatively impacted by the ESA continue to argue in federal court whether or not this bird, that worm or this wolf should be taken off the endangered list, they will continue to lose every time. The key is jurisdiction, treaties and the 10th Amendment. My heart breaks for every rancher, farmer and commercial fishing family who have been destroyed by the ESA and other treaties that are destroying their industries, driving them off their land and the seas and into huge, crime-infested cities whose infrastructures cannot sustain the load.
None of this is by accident or design. The agenda of the one-world architects is sustainable development – one of the most truly evil concepts ever delivered to America’s shores. The ESA is one of their biggest sledgehammers. For more than 20 years, with the exception of a few members, e.g., Ron Paul, Congress has sat back on their hands and watched Americans lose everything they and generations before them worked for in favor of the ESA.
Americans must get out of their state of denial about their member of Congress and who they serve. The only way to stop the destruction of this Republic is to clean out this cowardly Congress and get constitutionalists elected who will undo what has been done in a responsible manner. Time grows short as the new-world-order architects have put their agenda enforcement into hyper-drive.
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