Diary

High Crimes and The Coming "king"

It seems that we have allowed change to become the byword for unilateral dismemberment of our republican form of government. With the advent of all the czars in the executive branch, we have seem a power shift from a three branch government to a one branch government. If we wanted a king, it would say so in the Constitution. The founding fathers fought for a tripart government on purpose so noone could usurp power from the other two branches of government without some form of checks and balances. It seems, however, that the legislative branch is handing power over to the executive branch on a silver platter, and the President is taking it with an open hand. The Constitution states unequically that certain powers belong to each branch of government, and no branch can usurp the powers of the other branch. George Washington warned the Congress of 1796, in his farewell address to beware of anyone trying to make the national government a centralized government, and to stop it in its tracks. ” All obstructions to the execution of the laws, all combinations and associations, under whatever plausible character, with the real design to direct, counteract,or awe the regular deliberation and action of the constituted authorities, are destructive of this fundamental principle, and of fatal tendency. They serve to organize faction, to give it an artificial and extraordinary force, to put in the place of the delegated will of the nation, the will of a party, often a small but artful and enterprising minority of the community, and according to the alternate triumphs of different parties, to make public administration the mirror of the ill-concerted and incongruous projectrs of faction, rather than the organ of consistant and wholesomeplans digested by common counsels and modified by mutual interests. However combinations of associations of the above description may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely, in the course of time and things,become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion. Toward the preservation of your government and the permanency of your happy state, it is requisite, not only that you steadily discountenence irregular oppositions to its acknowledged authority, but also that you resist with care the spirit of innovation upon its principles, [Speaking of the Constitution] howver specious the pretext. One method of assault may be to effect, in the forms of the Constitution, alterations which will impair the energy of the system, and thus to undermine what cannot be overthrown.” [George Washington Farewell Adress 1796, The Avalon Project, 2008, Yale Law School, Lillian Goldman Law Library, 127 Wall Street, New Haven, CT 06511] It is interesting that George Washington saw this day coming, and warned u about it. Between the healthcare bill, cap and trade, the diversity czar, and the other czars running our nation out of the White House, it seems that our government is transforming into a whole new nation, and it is not what the founding fathers put forth in 1776.