This week’s primary elections confirmed that the nation is in a pre-revolutionary mood.
Tea-party candidates, like senatorial hopeful Christine O’Donnell in Delaware, were triumphant over the establishment Republican candidates they ran against, and the “fat elephant” was roundly humiliated elsewhere by conservatives and libertarians. The likenesses of former President George H.W. Bush and his intellectually challenged eldest son, “W” – who, through his incompetence, paved the way for our first (and hopefully the last) Black Muslim socialist President Barack Hussein Obama – were in effect burned in effigy.
The revolution has begun, but don’t think that simply restoring Republican control of Congress in this fall’s election will change things much.
Even with real conservatives and libertarians in greater numbers in Congress, the socialist Democrats and the establishment country-club Republicans (representatives like Michele Bachmann and Stephen King excepted) will continue to conspire against the will of the American people. With their slimy James Carville and Karl Rove-like ways – not limited to lining their pockets at the expense of the country – these “partners in crime” will continue to further their brand of government: not “We the People,” but “We the Reptiles” who sliver about and bow down to special-interest lobbyists and other creatures of the night. If this week is an example in Washington, D.C., which saw a deluge of special interests infesting Capitol Hill, throwing parties and inhabiting every hotel room in D.C. short of having to stay at the Red Roof Inn (the pests and vermin like to live the high life at your expense), then the tea partiers are indeed in store for a rude awakening even after Congress goes Republican.
There is no real remedy to the nation’s current state of affairs through the present government. As first aptly stated in our Declaration of Independence, when the will of the people is repeatedly subverted without legal basis, as we have seen recently with court decisions overturning Arizona’s anti-illegal immigration law S.B.1070 and the anti-gay marriage Proposition 8 in California, not to mention Congress’ budget-busting Obamacare and President Barack Hussein Obama’s other lawless ways (too numerous to be mentioned in this short column), we, the American people, need to assume control. Because when, as with the British crown in 1776, our grievances go unanswered and in effect thrown in the trash, then we will have a “God given duty and right” to alter our form of government, and, if necessary, install a new one responsive to our needs. If this was good enough for Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and the rest of our Founding Fathers, then why doesn’t apply to us today?
The other night I was watching the film “Ghandi,” which was showing on some obscure cable network, and a thought came to me. What if “We the People” adopted some of his tactics and challenged the government? Sure lawsuits, educating our youth on values and morals and other tried-and-true stuff is good, but we really need to put our so-called leaders to the test. If Ghandi, an Indian icon in the mold of our Founding Fathers, could take on despotic governments in South Africa and then his native country of India and succeed without violence, then why can’t we do the same?
But what means will our non-violent revolution take? Should we do massive sit down strikes in the middle of roadways, bus and train terminals or even our “hallowed” halls of Congress and the courts (apparently only “crazies” and Obama’s Muslim “friends” are now given free access to the White House)? Or should we also use other techniques, like the citizens’ grand jury?
Believe it or not – and, in fact, its not hard to believe since our Founding Fathers were not only divinely inspired but intellectually brilliant (although they did make a few glaring mortal mistakes in crafting our Constitution) – they devised a means for the people to take action lawfully and hold corrupt government and judicial officials and others accountable when their grievances were not heard. This was to serve as a buffer to prevent the three branches of government from “morphing” into King George III. And, the means which they devised, as set forth in Article V of the Bill of Rights, was the citizens’ grand jury.
In a remarkable majority decision of the Supreme Court written by Justice Antonin Scalia in 1992 – a case styled United States v. Williams – this conservative jurist confirmed for the entire court that the citizens’ grand jury is not a part of the other three branches of government. It is instead a separate vehicle that the people can use – and in fact belongs exclusively to them – to hold the government elite and others accountable criminally to the rule of law. He wrote:
“Rooted in long centuries of Anglo American history … the grand jury is mentioned in the Bill of Rights, but not in the body of the Constitution. It has not been textually assigned, therefore, to any of the branches described in the first three Articles. It is a constitutional fixture in its own right. … In fact, the whole theory of its function is that it belongs to no branch of the institutional government, serving as a buffer or referee between the government and the people.”
I have pledged to you, the American people, to use the citizens’ grand jury to have new Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan held criminally liable for having lied to the Supreme Court concerning partial-birth abortion while she was a White House counsel in the Clinton administration. The grand jury will be randomly selected from a neutral pool of citizens, and I will serve as the prosecutor to obtain an indictment of her.
In the meantime, think of others in our government and the judiciary who must now answer legally to “We the People.” Having had our tea party, now its time to invite Lady Justice to the next dance!