With the advent of Covid-19 and the World Lock-down, we have observed a significant rise in people waking-up and to get informed on what has transpired in our country. The desire to know past, present and future are on the minds of Americans.
Here at Iron County News we want to cover both the past and current events to elaborate on America. We want to be part of something bigger.
We want to bridge the gap to try and explain some of the factors that led to a world lock down. In order to do so, we need to revisit the past to bridge the gap to where we are today. This will help chart the future outlook and where the world is heading unless we find a way to stop it (Liberty vs Tyranny).
In this article we will give a few factors as an overlay to why and where we emerged from the fashioning of the Constitution at the Philadelphia Constitutional Convention. It was the framework to rein in the federal government. The beast broke through the corrals to create a dangerous and out of control national government beginning and during the Civil War while continuing to this day.
The “New Nation” gutted the 1787 Constitution framework with a more fluid, unchecked and uncontrolled national government that rose from the ashes of the Philadelphia Constitution governing a more sound and in-the-box government checked by all the measures placed in the 1787 document.
After the Civil War, our government changed from the American Republic to a National goliath (eventually evolving into an Empire and growing more and more every day).
In the first installment, The American Republic has been changed to a “New Nation” through time (Part 1). We described how Alexander Hamilton created a slippery slope through gradualism to allow government, especially the Federal government to grow incrementally, while removing and eventually eliminating the checks and balances and the cage our Founding Fathers attempted to place on the creation with enumerated powers.
When have you ever known the creation to be stronger than the creator? The creators of the 1787 Constitution were the 13 Original States and the creation was the federal government.
Hamilton was all about planting the seeds of gradualism through making up the term “implied powers“, which destroy and erode our individual rights and checks and balances on government and the people’s protection over time by limiting what those in authority can and can’t do while in office.
He “. . . invented the myth that the Constitution somehow grants the federal government ‘implied powers.’ ‘Implied powers’ are powers that are not actually in the Constitution but that statists like Hamilton wish were.” (2)
We find “implied” is a suggestion “without being directly or explicitly stated.” It would be considered subjective to a person’s interpretation, ideology and perception. This doctrine drives the Overton Window.
The concepts of implied powers and Overton Window are based on a person’s subjective interpretation.
It would be safe to say, to imply one’s own interpretation would “emphasis . . . one’s own moods, attitudes” and “opinions,” as by way of “existing in the mind” that is pertaining our own knowledge, ignorance and beliefs.
We can see subjective and objective are opposed to one another.
This is why in order to allow the implied powers into being it would have dire and devastating effects in changing the Philadelphia Constitution; it would be the seeds of our own destruction because it would allow for a small tear in the foundation to drive a wedge to expand the hole and to eventually erode the base to crumble and the framework to come crashing down. The allegory along with the cause and effects of the Phoenix come to mind.
In looking over other similar words and concepts concerning “implied,” they would include “hinted, unspoken, figured, inferred, meant, and wordless.”
Another word to add to the collection of words and concepts would be “assumed.”
I have been told don’t assume or it will have natural consequences; assume = to make an ‘ass’ out of ‘u’ and ‘me’. Which is “to believe something is true based upon general unproven observations and reports.”
This would be a dictator, tyrant and usurpers great dream and objective to be able to do whatever they want “based upon general unproven observations and reports,” and to be able to say they can do it because they are the government. It’s like a parent telling a child to do something and uses the excuse, “because I said so and I am the parent.”
It is a bare assertion.
We can imply, but we can’t assume. As the article uses the word imply, we would use assume interchangeably to see if men and women serving in any capacity of government, especially elected officials; who desires it to be unlimited in scope and power should be able to change the very document that polices their action by using their own interpretation to remove the cords and chains that bind it from growing larger than intended.
As one studies history, it will reveal there were at least two camps, even in the Founding generation. The gap between the two sides could be detected even in the arguments of the Federalist and Anti-Federalists as the state’s and their citizens were discussing the ratification of the 1787 Constitution.
It has been said that the Federalists had hijacked the term and should have been called Nationalists, while the Anti-Federalists were the real Federalists.
“Perhaps the nationalists’ most brilliant tactic in the battle of ideas ahead of them, however, was their decision to call themselves “Federalists” and their cause, “Federalism.” The men behind the Constitution were not, of course, federalists at all. They were advocates of a strong national government whose authority diminished the independence of the states. […] By co-opting the name “Federalists,” the pro-Constitution forces deprived their opponents of the ability to signal clearly and immediately what they stood for.” (7)
One of the most important tools and concepts to understand is how usurpers and tyrants use words to manipulate reality.
“The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words.” (8)
We start to see how the two camps started to evolve during and after the 1787 Philadelphia Constitution was ratified and adopted. These two camps are found in the term’s Federalist and Anti-Federalist.
“The accomplishments of the Federalists were great: the party organized the enduring administrative machinery of national government; fixed the practice of a liberal interpretation of the Constitution;” (9)
The Philadelphia Constitution was ratified, adopted and was engaged from theory into practice. The new government had a peaceful transition from the old style set-up by the Articles of Confederation, which “diminished the independence of the states” and placed the seeds to grow nationalism in the Philadelphia Constitution.
The two-sides continued to sprout and grow along side the infant government and growing society. These two different and main factions viewed the Constitution and its short and long term direction and function to hold the federal government at bay with different boundaries by specifically saying what the creation could and couldn’t do .
The Federalist were ahead of the game in promoting and espousing nationalist ideology over state’s rights.
“These policies were strongly resisted, especially in the South; the opposition, organized by Madison and Thomas Jefferson beginning in 1791, became the Republican Party (also known as the Jeffersonian Republicans), which later was renamed the Democratic-Republican Party.” (9)
The Jeffersonian Republicans:
“. . . in the early 1790s that championed republicanism, individual liberty, equal rights, decentralization, free markets, free trade, agrarianism, and sympathy with the French Revolution. The party became increasingly dominant after the 1800 elections as the opposing Federalist Party collapsed.” (10)
The Federalists were behind the “Liberal Constructionists” con game while the Jefferson Republicans stood for the “Strict Constructionists” interpretation of the Philadelphia Constitution.
James Madison, who is considered the Father of the Constitution went from a Federalist to a Jeffersonian Republican and a “Strict Constructionists” (2) and was in Jefferson’s camp on the matter of the how to interpret the US Constitution and the proper role and jurisdiction of both the federal and state governments.
Here is the proper “dual relationship” that was created by the 13 Original States. ()
Notice the emphasis on State Sovereignty and the Federal government. The legislative branch had a bigger role, while the executive and judicial had smaller roles to play in the 1787 Philadelphia Constitution. This Constitution’s framework was established to keep the state and more emphasis on the federal government in checking in proportion to what the majority of Founding Fathers intended to check and stop federal government from usurpation in their time period.
The federal government became corrupt and outgrew their rules and boundaries found in the Philadelphia Constitution rulebook.
“By 1817 the (Federalist) party was practically dead, though the opposing Republicans had adopted the Federalists’ principles of nationality and had accepted many of their economic ideas.” (9)
We can see how the erosion of state’s rights started off by the Federalist Party in growing the nationalist ideology in the Philadelphia Constitution in unhinging the federal government to the rule book. The effect would allow the gradual growth of the national government with no saddle or reins to tame the growing beast.
“Increasing dominance over American politics led to increasing factional splits within the party. Old Republicans, led by John Taylor of Caroline and John Randolph of Roanoke, believed that the administrations of Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe–and the Congresses led by Henry Clay–had in some ways betrayed the republican “Principles of ’98” by expanding the size and scope of the national government. The Republicans splintered during the 1824 presidential election. Those calling for a return to the older founding principles of the party were often referred to as “Democratic Republicans” . . . while those embracing the newer nationalist principles of “The American System” were often referred to as National Republicans . . .” (10)
Even Jefferson and Madison could not stop the creation from growing as they were accused of not doing their part and their supporters of Principles of 1798 used their influence to push back by way of the Overton Window to return to the Founding principles and Original Intent.
The implied powers, the leap frogging of the political parties and their philosophy as the parties rebranded (using words to manipulate) their names and gradually pushed their agenda’s closer and closer to socialism and nationalism through the Overton Window.
It was the Civil War that finally drove the stake through the heart of State Sovereignty movement and destroyed the last bastions of the Philadelphia Convention’s original intention and in its stead created and replaced it with a goliath National government (It has grown in size and scope from 1860’s to 2023).
Notice the emphasis on the size and scope of the National government along with the growth of the executive and judicial found within the national framework. The state sovereignty was weakened to the point of co-opting the states to the lowest possible denominator of being administrative districts. The legislative started to lose its strength due to the states becoming administrative districts which was partly caused by the passing of the 17th Amendment. We can also see who the corporations (12) were starting to grow and gain power within and along side the national government (Fascism and/or Corporatism)
“Hamilton’s theory of implied powers ignored this warning, laying the template for generations of lawyers who would use the courts . . . “ (2)
By using the “implied powers” it would grow the federal government while minimizing and eventually destroying the State Sovereignty, in essence it would gradually give the power of governing to the federal government and leave the State’s as empty and lacking substance as administrative districts or providences of the goliath national government. It would end the original federal system, and evolve into a national government.
“. . . rather than the formal amendment process, to essentially render the constitutional constraints on government null and void.” (2)
If the State’s and people would use the “formal amendment process” it would retain the power in hands of the State sovereignty and We the People.
Hamilton planted the seeds of “the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed.” (2) This ideology is subversive, and dangerous in allowing a slow, gradual and steady usurpation. As it has the appearance of being natural and normal, but it was unnatural and abnormal because it circumvented the amendment process. Overtime, it had a natural feel to it as the “Liberal Constructionist” removed the concept of “Strict Constructionists” by the old adage “out of sight out of mind.” To all those who are not aware of “that which cannot be seen or is not noticeable will be forgotten” it has power and a spell over the mind and over time has helped to destroy the chains and cords holding its proper boundaries in place.
It is the “template” for past and ensuing attorney’s that currently are being used by our federal government and even in the subordinate, administrative districts we now call states against We the People to railroad us to give up our God given rights piece by piece.
As “implied consent” has become normalized in each and passing day and succeeding generation, due to the lack of knowledge of “Strict Constructionists” and by intentionally removing, narrowing and eliminating this option and choices. It has been accomplished by whitewashing, erasing and corrupting this concept and argument from our vocabulary, thoughts and beliefs.
We are herded into one direction not knowing there is another way. We think it is the right and moral answer to travel in one direction in our present and future conundrum, not realizing the past affords us with two choices, one true and the other a lie. The “Strict Constructionist” will lead us to less government and more freedom for all Americans now and in the future.
We are following a falsified and fraudulent tradition in allowing the “implied consent” into our way of life without understanding the context, background and consequences of Alexander Hamilton slow, deliberate and deadly poising administrated into the American minds and bodies that is slowly killing the soul of man and country.
Most of the elected officials are in the habit of blindly following the “implied consent” not realizing they have another option to combat this ideology by choosing Thomas Jefferson and James Madison frame of mind. That view point is that the Constitution needs to be followed by the letter of the law, with exactness and strictness on how it was constructed and should be followed.
It is how the framework of government can be changed by following proper measures and in honest and open debate with all Americans involved in the process while understanding and knowing all their options at hand. The citizens have been brainwashed and coerced into accepting this corrupt and abusive action, a “blank check for unlimited powers of government” by tradition and habit.
There are citizens that are reading, and studying history by wading back through our heritage and rediscovering these options. They are warning people of the deception that is taking place. But the majority of citizens are distracted by trinkets, entertainment, selfishness, pride and can’t get over the Cognitive Dissonance.
“A people must from time to time, refresh themselves at the well-spring of their origin, lest they perish.” (13)
Those who don’t “refresh themselves at the well-spring of their origin,” don’t realize they are prisoners in their own land, they are hostages and have been absorbed by the Stockholm Syndrome.
“Stockholm syndrome, psychological response wherein a captive begins to identify closely with his or her captors, as well as with their agenda and demands.” (14)
The citizens and elected officials chosen from the pool of Americans are in the same boat of acquiring these new sliding half traditions and lies.
“A half-truth is the most cowardly of lies.” (15)
The Americans who are able to see through the half truths and lies will receive negative treatment by those who are not aware or who have investigated our countries origins. Our own government will gaslight the Americans who can see through lies, who have done their homework by studying history and discovering the discussions that made America’s founding to be unique and with out precedence in the history of mankind in order to have a free nation.
“It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.” (15)
We must rediscover the recipe of the Founding Father’s intent in the Philadelphia Constitution along with the Articles of Confederation. We need to look into the writings of the Founding Fathers and understand the Committees of Correspondence and Safety (16) in order to re-establish our Liberties and freedoms once again.
“On every question of construction (of the Constitution) let us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit of the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed.” (17)
Those who haven’t done their homework, will be blind to the underhanded, misleading and deceptive techniques and go with the flow and crowd. They will participate in gaslighting, persecuting and shaming those who have really dissected the debates of the past and can see through the manipulation tactics.
Anyone who has watched the Matrix, will understand the analogy of the red and blue pill. The citizens who are filled with the Stockholm syndrome are still in the Matrix and are consuming the blue pill and “will fight to protect it.”
“The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you’re inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it.” (18)
In returning to the elements and consequences of the end result of “implied consent.” We learn it is a “virtue,” but it is nothing more than a lie to destroy our freedom piecemeal at a time.
“Taken to its logical ends, this argument implies that any action of government would be de facto “constitutional” by virtue of the fact that the action occurred.” (2)
In essence, there is no stopping, restoration or “checks and balances” in regards to the federal government and their newly in time neutered, weak and powerless submissive and acquiescent state governments. Because any action the federal government attempts or completes is justified and upheld instantly from Stockholm citizens, which make-up the elected officials to the supreme court, who have adopted ignorantly or intentionally the implied consent doctrine.
“This is how Hamilton viewed the Constitution—as a potential blank check for unlimited powers of government.” (2)
It’s no wonder why Thomas Jefferson made this observation and wrote a letter to Edward Carrington. He could see the erosion of our God given rights and liberty as it yielded incrementally to bad and tyrannical government usurpers.
“The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.” (19)
How many people want to know the truth about our history and the original intent?
“People have only as much Liberty as they have the intelligence to want and the courage to take.” (20)
As we have discussed, it has been layer about layer that has removed the checks allowing for the centralization of government into a few hands in the form of authoritarianism. History has shown over and over how dangerous this is the majority of the people who are not political connected.
“To this I am opposed, because when all government, domestic and foreign, in little as in great things, shall be drawn to Washington as the center of power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another, and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated.” (17)
In closing and priming for the next article, we want to reference the crushing blow the Civil War or the War Between the States had on the original intent of the U.S. Constitution governing the type of government We the People were to have under “dual relationship.” (3) That “dual relationship” was destroyed by the unhinged and unrestricted federal government to evolve into single national centralized government by the same “implied consent” doctrine of Alexander Hamilton and later adopted by Abraham Lincoln.
“He (Lincoln) revised his passage to say that since Congress had proposed the amendment, and since he believed “such a provision to now be implied constitutional law, I have no objection to its being made express, and irrevocable.”” (21)
“Abraham Lincoln would make the exact same argument in his first inaugural address seventy-four years later. It was the basis for his denial of state sovereignty—and the right of secession—and his military invasion of the southern states.” (2)
(2) Hamilton’s Curse
(4) Overton Window
(8) Philip K. Dick
(9) Federalist Party
(13) The 5000 Year Leap
(14) Stockholm Syndrome
(15) Mark Twain
(17) Thomas Jefferson
(18) The Matrix
(19) Thomas Jefferson
(20) Emma Goldman
(21) Team of Rivals The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln