Whence Come Our Rights?
Editorial by Karl C. Gaiser
The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution is currently facing heavy scrutiny. This is due to current events and the narrative pushed by the mainstream media, which is backed financially by the globalists.
On April 14, 2018, proud Americans of all walks of life descended upon their state capitals to show support for this God-given right that is guaranteed by the U. S. Constitution and state constitutions throughout the land.
Nebraska was no different. Deemed so important, this right it was part of the first article of the first section of the Nebraska Constitution. More importantly, it addresses whence come our rights.
In the Nebraska Constitution, there is a phrase that many of our elected representatives are overlooking. The phrase referenced is:
“To secure these rights, and the protection of property, governments are instituted among people, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed” (Nebraska Constitution, Sec. 1, Art. 1).
This statement in the Nebraska Constitution is derived from ideals found in the Declaration of Independence that “men… are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights… to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” The Bible tells us in Romans 13:1 “the powers that be are ordained of God.” The US Constitution begins with the phrase, “We the people…” It is evident that government is not the source of our rights and the founders knew what they were doing when the constructed our form of government.
When did the American political system go wrong? When did America go from being a republic to a democracy? For the politically uninitiated, a republic is ruled by law, where sheer number rules in a democracy.
This change was hastened in 1913 with the ratification of the 17th Amendment. No longer did a duly elected statehouse, accountable to their local constituencies, nominate senators for service in the federal government. Henceforth, the race for Senate became a popularity contest for big spenders. Case in point, the family that the media has crowned America’s royalty, the Kennedys. Making the connection yet?
Has America strayed too far? Can this be corrected? America’s “ruling elite” must be sent a stern message that their days governing in this manner are numbered. Americans must no longer tolerate un-Constitutional laws.
The grass-roots level is where it is easiest to assign accountability. Elected officials at the local level must be held to Constitutional standards. When they act outside of the Constitutions they have sworn allegiance to, they must swiftly be made to answer for their actions.
When federal mandates and edicts in violation of the 10th amendment come down from on high, they must be refused. Lesser magistrates must be brave in their refusals and know that they have the support of law-abiding Americans. It will be difficult, and it will be uncomfortable. But it must be carried out.
The patriots, Constitutionalists and conservatives, in other words, the majority in America, have been silent far too long and look what form of government has emerged from the swamp.
Silence is consent and we must consent no more! It is time to make a return to the system that the founders intended. Speak out and make your voices heard. Show up at rallies supporting the Constitution and America.
Passivity can no longer be tolerated. It won’t be easy, and it won’t be quick. It took America over 100 years to fall this far, but it all starts with one person, you!
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