Warning: A Biden/Harris constitutional crisis just ahead
By Mark Alexander
Those words will sound too strident for some conservatives who haven't been paying attention, so it's high time to educate them.
Historically, socialist assaults on Liberty in America have never been so well-funded and organized, nor have they had the aggressive backing of a major political party and the full force of its powerful opinion-shaping propagandists.
Combined with their radical legions of "useful idiots," those who've been burning American urban centers while propagating the colossal lie that "systemic racism" has permeated every facet of American life, the Harris-Biden legions are moving the country from uncivil discourse to civil war.
For the record, yeah, as I've argued since Biden's handlers put Harris on his ticket, this is, indeed, a Harris/Biden ticket. Notably, both Harris and Biden have inadvertently (or intentionally) confirmed that this week. On Monday, in a public forum, Harris referred to "a Harris administration, together with Joe Biden as the president of the United States." On Tuesday, Biden referenced "the Harris-Biden administration." In Biden's case, this might have been a "slip of the teleprompter," but the point stands. Harris is at the helm, and she's a perilous threat to Liberty.
Likewise, they will aggressively go after the only sufficient assurance and defense of all essential rights, the Second Amendment. Indeed, the "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms" is the First Civil Right.
For that reason, Harris and Biden will pick up where Barack Obama left off, and they'll surge toward a socialist state.
This week, it's especially fitting to ask: Who are "We the People," as mentioned in our Constitution's preamble?
Most Americans of all colors and creeds are good people trying to get through their day and make ends meet for their families. But "We the People" constitute the majority of respectful and law-abiding Americans who are charged with serving more than our own self-interests. We Americans are charged with extending the Liberty bequeathed to us to the next generation, and that starts with our commitment to "to support and defend" our Constitution.
September 17th was the 233rd observance of the adoption of our Republic's founding contract — that date in 1787 when our Constitution was signed by the Convention delegates in Philadelphia.
That occasion codified the birth of a new nation after a brutal Revolutionary War waged by the first American Patriots against the world's most powerful military force. My family ancestors were among those who waged that war on numerous fronts, until its conclusion when the British surrendered at Yorktown in October of 1781. We've fought in every major conflict since, which serves in no small measure as the inspiration for what we do every day.
It is upon that Republican foundation, and the blood of generations of Patriots who have defended it, that We the People today, the current generation of grassroots American Patriots, remain undeterred in our commitment "to support and defend" Liberty and Rule of Law in rejection of the statist rule of men, the irrevocable terminus of which is tyranny.
Additionally, it's no small coincidence that on September 17, 1996, our Patriot Post team launched our publication — which makes us the oldest web-based news and policy analysis digest. Indeed, the foundation of our mission is the unwavering advocacy of American Liberty: advocating for individual rights and responsibilities; supporting the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary; and promoting free enterprise, national defense, and traditional American values as outlined in our Statement of Principles.
Frankly, with that frame of reference, I've been awestruck since Donald Trump's inauguration at what he has done to restore Liberty. Trump and his administration have accomplished more than any president since Ronald Reagan to stand in the gap between Liberty and tyranny, and against the socialist threat from radical leftists — which accounts for their abject hatred of the president.
Every day, we see evidence of the impact of how the Trump administration has empowered the defense of our Constitution.
Just this week, for example, a Trump nominee to the U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania, issued a ruling that fired a loud shot over the heads of herds of leftist politicians who have stepped all over the constitutional rights of the citizens, using the CV19 pandemic as justification.
Judge William Stickman struck down Pennsylvania Democrat Governor Tom Wolf's onerous diktats closing all "non-life sustaining businesses" under the auspices of containing the pandemic.
According to Stickman, statewide lockdown orders are "such a dramatic inversion of the concept of liberty in a free society as to be nearly presumptively unconstitutional." Despite the fact that Wolf eased restrictions, Stickman's declaratory judgment made clear "(1) that the congregate gathering limits imposed by defendants' mitigation orders violate the right of assembly enshrined in the First Amendment; (2) that the stay-at-home and business closure components of defendants' orders violate the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment; and (3) that the business closure components of defendants' orders violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment."
If you didn't smile the first time, read that judgment again.
As our managing editor Nate Jackson noted yesterday, "This ruling does several things beyond the immediate implications: It reveals that Democrats will exceed their authority whenever the fit takes them. It shows that Trump's remaking of the judiciary is critical and must continue. And it should remind all Americans that we live not under the whim of any elected official but under the Rule of Law enshrined in the Constitution. That will have implications for other governors who insist on continuing varying levels of lockdown."
Such judgments in support of our 233-year-old Constitution are precisely what our Founders intended, and they are completely antithetical to what Harris and Biden are planning.
Here's what our Founders wrote about our Constitution and Rule of Law.
George Washington: "The basis of our political systems is the right of the people to make and to alter their Constitutions of Government. But the Constitution, which at any time exists, 'till changed by an explicit and authentic act of the whole People, is sacredly obligatory upon all. ... Let there be no change by usurpation; for ... it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed."
Thomas Jefferson: "Our peculiar security is in possession of a written Constitution. Let us not make it a blank paper by construction. ... 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."
James Madison, the "Father of our Constitution": "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; with which last the power of taxation will, for the most part, be connected. The powers reserved to the several states will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement and prosperity of the State."
But Harris, Biden, and their socialist Democrats have no intention of upholding Rule of Law. They are only interested in concentrating their own power by way of empowering the state. If they rise to power, it may be, at long last, time to consider a "Constitutional Confederation of the States" in order to deter the complete erosion of our Constitution.
And for certain, should the socialist Democrats suffer another Electoral College loss in November, they and their riotous constituents will not go quietly.
Finally, it's worth recalling the words of President Reagan in his sixth State of the Union address: "Why is the Constitution of the United States so exceptional? Well, the difference is so small that it almost escapes you — but it's so great it tells you the whole story in just three words: We the People. In the constitutions [of other nations], the government tells the people what they are allowed to do. In our Constitution, we the people tell the government what it can do and that it can do only those things listed in that document and no others. Virtually every other revolution in history has just exchanged one set of rulers for another set of rulers. Our revolution was the first to say the people are the masters, and government is their servant."
Mark Alexander is the executive editor of the Patriot Post.