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Constitution Day, Are We Keeping the Republic?

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CONSTITUTION DAY, ARE WE KEEPING THE REPUBLIC?
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On this day in 1787, the constitutional convention adopted the Constitution.  At 4400 words [without the amendments], the US Constitution is the shortest constitution in the world AND it is the longest surviving constitution in the world with the longest surviving republic in the world.

The first three words of the Constitution, “We the People,” tower over the others, and this was no accident or rhetorical flourish.  After the convention adopted the Constitution, Elizabeth Powell approached delegate Benjamin Franklin, and their now famous conversation went:

“Well, Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?”

“A republic, if you can keep it.” 

[It is disputed whether Franklin said “a republic Madam.”  If you are not familiar with Elizabeth Powell, she is worth learning more about.]

While not perfect, America and her Constitution were a quantum leap in human freedom and self government.  Throughout human history, the usual order was 1. the god or gods; 2. the king, emperor, dictator, government etc.; 3. the people.   America was the exception with 1. God; 2. “We the People”; 3. the government.  This exception and the freedom to pursue happiness as we each define it made America exceptional.

The Constitution is the underlying agreement that protects our freedom and ability to govern ourselves as a free people.  If we want to preserve freedom and self government, we must protect that underlying agreement, and that is more important than victory on the political issue(s) of the day.  That is why the oaths of office for elected officials and the military promise they will preserve, protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic.

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ARE WE KEEPING THE REPUBLIC THE CONSTITUTION AND OUR FREEDOM?

Today, America, the Constitution and the principles that made America exceptional are under assault like never before as the Left seeks to “fundamentally transform the United States of America.”  Books and major articles are written on aspects of this cultural, religious, political, historical, educational and legal assault, which I will not try to duplicate here.  The Constitution primarily limits government, and the Left and the party that wants to “fundamentally transform the United States of America” don’t like that.

Part of the assault on America, the Constitution and the principles that made America exceptional is to attack the founders as “racist, slave owing white males” and on the grounds those 18th century men did not understand the problems and issues of today. 

However, given they produced the longest surviving Constitution and republic in the world, perhaps they understood government, history and human nature.  For examples, who would disagree with the following:

“The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground”? Thomas Jefferson

“In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.”

“There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.” John Adams

Our founders and early leaders understood the GREATEST THREATS TO OUR REPUBLIC AND FREEDOM would come from within.  For examples:

“Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.” John Adams

If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide.” Abraham Lincoln

In addition, to Franklin, Jefferson and Lincoln, we should recall Ronald Reagan’s words:

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.”

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We should CELEBRATE CONSTITUTION DAY and give thanks to the founders who created the #Constitution and our Republic, and give thanks to all of the Americans who preserved, protected and defended the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic over the last 230 years.

In addition, I pose TWO QUESTIONS on this CONSTITUTION DAY, one collective and one individual:

1. Are “We the People” keeping the Republic, the Constitution and our freedom?

2. What am “I” am doing to keep the Republic, the Constitution and our freedom?

As always, “The most important political office is that of the private citizen.” Justice Louis D. Brandeis

If “We the People” [including “me, myself and I”] do not fulfill the obligations of our most important political office, liberty will continue to yield, government will continue to gain ground, and we may be the generation that allows the extinction of our freedom.

#Constitution #ConstitutionDay #Freedom, #Liberty #Republic #KeepTheRepublic

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Gregory W. Brittain, Attorney at Law
Redlands Tea Party Patriots Cabinet Member
Unite IE Board Member
707 Brookside Avenue, Redlands, CA 92373
909-335-7335; Fax: 909-335-7337; Cell: 909-327-8813
gb@gbrittainlaw.com|www.gbrittainlaw.com
Greg@RedlandsTeaParty.net | www.RedlandsTeaParty.net | www.UniteIE.com

TRUMP IS STUPID

TRUMP IS STUPID published on

Love when people call Trump stupid..

You mean the multi-billionaire who kicked every Democrats ass, buried 16 career Republican politicians, and continues to make fools out of once reputable news organizations ..
-You mean the guy who won the presidency?
-You mean the guy with the super model wife?
-You mean the guy whose words alone put a massive slow down on illegal border crossings?
-You mean the guy whose mere presence made the stock market smash its previous records?
-You mean the guy who created 1 million jobs in his first 7 months in office?

You sure you’re not the stupid one?
You sure you even know what it is you’re resisting?
You sure you back a party that enables the decimation of every core principal of Christianity?
You sure you back a party that voted 100% against the abolition of slavery?
You sure you really take a politician like Maxine Waters seriously?
You sure you don’t see anything wrong with someone who has a 40 yr career as a public servant living in a $4.5 mansion representing a district she doesn’t even live in?
You sure you see nothing wrong or peculiar about Hillary Clinton a woman being involved in politics for the last 30 yrs having a net worth of $240 million?
You sure you’re not just basing your opinion on hatred spewed by a crooked paid for media platform?

Are you sure you don’t fall into that “sheep” category?
Are you sure you even have a clue?

Could you even tell me 5 things the Democratic Party has done to improve you’re day to day prosperity as a hard working American citizen?

Probably not..

Do you realize the debacle you are sending your children into once they become adults by continuing to support a political party that has done nothing for the poor except kept them poor, gave them free abortions, and a few hundred a month to keep food in their fridge?

The prosperity and safety of its citizens is job one of your government.
Get with the program.
Everyone else has horribly failed you!
Smarten up and take a position for the sake of your children.
I promise you a country full of illegal imigrants, Muslims who want us dead, abortions, $14 an hour jobs, and non-gender specific people aren’t gonna make your country and life any more prosperous.
Rosie, Madonna, Katy Perry, and Robert Deniro are not just like you. They don’t have to live through the real world day to day disparity of an average American.
Men don’t hate women, white people don’t hate black people, and Donald Trump is not a racist.
Stop allowing yourself to be brainwashed by a party that has continuously failed you.
Be about your prosperity, your safety, your children, and an America First mindset.
Dump these crooked politicians that have stunted your growth.
Dump these crooked politicians that have stunted your childrens growth.
Toughen up, take a stand, and act like a proud American.

(If you need help watch some Houston rescue footage and see the love, compassion, and American spirit of the Texas citizens which was a Trump landslide state as they help EVERYONE)
See the spirit of Trump supporting and freedom loving Americans and just imagine where we could be as a country if everyone was on board.


I FOUND THIS ON FACEBOOK, IT NEEDED TO BE SHARED..HVL

RTPP News: The Long War for the Soul of America [T+ 230 days (as of Sept 7)]

RTPP News: The Long War for the Soul of America [T+ 230 days (as of Sept 7)] published on

RTPP News: The Long War for the Soul of America [T+ 230 days (as of Sept 7)]

 

In this RTPP News:

  1. Redlands Tea Party Patriots Meeting September 7 with JOEL POLLAK of BREITBART NEWS and MALCOLM MCGOUGH, CEO of ELECTION INTEGRITY PROJECT of Director of California Political and Field Operations Director for Donald Trump in 2016.
  2. #CapAndTraitor Update: Make Them Pay or They Will Keep Betraying Us.
  3. Calendar of RTPP and Other Patriotic Events.
  4. #MakeAmericaGreatAgain Rally to Support President Trump.
  5. Californians For Tax Relief, a grassroots movement and organization headed by Tom Del Beccaro to support President Trump’s tax reform.
  6. 9/11 Memorial Ceremony, Saturday, September 9, 10:00 in Upland.
  7. More Ways to Take Action to #MakeAmericaGreatAgain.
  8. Tea Party Patriots
  9. Redlands Tea Party Patriots online.
  10. Our Special Thanks & Appreciation.

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Gregory W. Brittain, Attorney at Law
Redlands Tea Party Patriots Cabinet Member
Unite IE Board Member
707 Brookside Avenue, Redlands, CA 92373
909-335-7335; Fax: 909-335-7337; Cell: 909-327-8813
gb@gbrittainlaw.com|www.gbrittainlaw.com
Greg@RedlandsTeaParty.net | www.RedlandsTeaParty.net | www.UniteIE.com