We are steeped in a whole world of how wonderful our constitution is and what a miracle of freedom it was, etc. Understanding how it is that nothing seems to WORK in PRACTICE as we are taught in school, starts with understanding what a spin job they put on the drafting and RATIFICATION of that constitution. Now I don’t claim to be “telling the whole story”. That is impossible anyway. My goal here is to be the PEOPLES’ Lawyer. To make the case ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE, instead of the money power. The OPPOSITE side of the story from what you’ve been told all your life. Just a sketch. A little “equal time”. We need a little counter balance to the one way propaganda machine that describes this event. I want to put it into some perspective for you. Then you can make up your own mind. Probably for the first time.
I am not a historian, I am just a simple caveman lawyer. But I can read and I can understand bulls*** when I see it. Don’t believe the brainwashing that only “scholars” and formal historians are fit to comment about “history”. You don’t have to go through the archives to see what was really going on at the constitutional convention. I can see THE RESULT. And that is the gigantic federal government they claim is supported by a constitution they claim created only a “limited” government. Those two don’t fit together. So maybe it is worth a bit of time to look into what REALLY happened that summer in Philadelphia.
When I read the ridiculous sales brochure called “The federalist papers” written by guys pushing for big government by selling “limited government” I start to get even MORE suspicious of the fairy tale I have been told. I suspect, that it is always the same con. Obamacare is sold as something to help reduce costs. Income tax is sold as only applying to the rich. Social Security is sold as a limited program where the social security number will NEVER be used as a national ID. The patriot act is sold as a way to make US SAFE. And on and on. People in government are habitual liars. It is WHAT THEY DO FOR A LIVING.
First off let’s be clear. There was no “single mind” of the men who met in Philly that summer. Some may have been decent honest people. We can’t know that. But what we can do is use common sense with what we do know and compare it and see what theory fits with the KNOWN facts.
To me, it is clear. The people driving the bus that “august summer” when “history was made” and the “holy constitution” was drafted, were typical power hungry politicos and nothing more. That doesn’t mean the place didn’t have plenty of honest well meaning individuals. But the reality is that many of them walked out or didn’t bother attending because they KNEW what was up. Whoever remained and did not stop what was going on, were either duped, didn’t care, or were in on it.
For this article I have chosen to use a site that is run by an institution that is designed to “teach” the “teachers”. That’s right a propaganda school for propagandists. Here’s the site. If I quote it and I don’t tell you another source, that is the source I used. I am going to give you an overview of my read of what THEY SAY happened, and what are checkable facts.
First, understand that those “holy men” who met in Philly that summer were NOT SENT THERE to do what they did. They were acting completely outside their “agency authority”. The recommendatory act of Congress that EMPOWERED the “constitutional convention” reads thus:
“A Convention of delegates should meet “for the sole purpose of revising the articles of Confederation and reporting to Congress and the several legislatures such alterations and provisions therein as shall, when agreed to in Congress and confirmed by the States, render the federal Constitution adequate to the exigencies of government and the preservation of the Union.” (Italics in the original of the version reprinted in Federalist 40.)”
They weren’t sent to tear up the articles of confederation and create this mammoth centralized power structure. Got it? There already was a constitution. There already was an arrangement. It worked fine. It needed a little tweaking, nothing more. When they went there and scrapped the whole thing they did something they had no agency authority to do. NOBODY, not the people, not the legitimate government of the people, NOBODY Who sent them and who they CLAIMED to represent sent them up there to create a WHOLE NEW FORM OF CENTRALIZED GOVERNMENT.
Knowing that, let me ask you, if you’re doing something you KNOW you aren’t supposed to be doing, what is the NUMBER ONE thing you want and need while you are making your plans and doing it? That’s right, make sure the proceedings are ALL SECRET and there are as few a records as possible.
“The delegates also agreed that the deliberations would be kept secret. The case in favor of secrecy was that the issues at hand were so important that honest discourse needed to be encouraged and delegates ought to feel free to speak their mind, and change their mind, as they saw fit. …the windows were closed and heavy drapes drawn.”
Secrecy? Check. Are you picturing this? It is the opposite of freedom of discourse FOR THE PEOPLE. Secrecy is the heart of a conspiracy. Look at that ridiculous excuse for it they give. Absurd. Not credible. But doesn’t this all seem very familiar? Of course it does. Power grabbers do it all the time. Meet in “closed session” and keep all the details secret until they are ready to submit the bill, etc. Can you say Hillary care or Obamacare? THAT is the same thing that went on at the holy constitutional convention.
Before we get too far into it I think it is important to know WHAT KIND OF GOVERNMENT they were sent to improve. The government that needed a small amount of tweaking. Here’s how it is described.
“The Articles of Confederation created a nation of pre-existing states rather than a government over individuals. Thus, the very idea of a Bill of Rights was irrelevant because the Articles did not entail a government over individuals. The states were equally represented in the union regardless of size of population, only one branch was needed, normal political activity required the support of super majorities, the union was limited to the powers expressly enumerated, and amendment was required to endow the union with powers that weren’t specifically articulated. Amendments required the unanimous approval of all thirteen state legislatures.”
Are you seeing this? It was a very small very DECENTRALIZED government. THAT is what the people had CHOSEN AFTER THE WAR. Doesn’t this sound eerily familiar to what we are TOLD the basics of the CONSTITUTION ARE. It is almost exactly what the federalist papers CLAIMS the constitution creates but with just a teeny tiny bit more “authority” so “it runs better”.
And of course they had to sell it like it was just a tweak to the system because that is what they were sent to do and they knew the People didn’t want what they had ACTUALLY done. So they sold them a load of crapola about limited government and express powers etc. etc. The guys pushing it wrote the federalist papers to sell it. The government that EXISTS and that WE EXPERIENCE bears no resemblance to what they DESCRIBE. It is all an illusion. That’s why we can never “get back to the constitution”.
Well let’s give them the benefit of the doubt. Maybe the proceeding notes and minutes can at least illuminate what went on there even if the discussions themselves were held in secret. Oops, no such thing. They didn’t bother to keep any official record of the proceedings. No minutes taken. Darn, I hate it when that happens. All we have to try and piece together what went on there are Mr. BIG GOVERNMENT himself’s personal notes. The other attendees only made sporadic notes about certain issues. So, secret proceedings, no record. Check check.
“James Madison took extensive Notes of the proceedings and although some scholars have questioned their authenticity and completeness, they remain the primary source for reproducing the conversations at the Convention.”
So in other words we are put in the position of having to rely on what Nancy Pelosi tells us went on when she met with Harry Reid and the rest of the gang. Makes sense. This sounds like the exact kind of arrangement that I would expect to find when agents for “we the people” meet. Oh and did I mention that even Madison’s notes weren’t made public for about 35 years. Yeah, that too. So secret meetings, no documentation released to the public, and a group of delegates sent by the people to do one thing who did something else. Yeah, I’m getting that freedom vibe baby.
Well maybe it was unclear at the time they were overstepping and that they were way over the line? No, turns out they knew. In fact delegates from Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, New York argued:
“that the Convention had exceeded the Congressional mandate because the Articles had in fact been scrapped rather than revised. Thus the Convention had violated the rule of law. Moreover, the Convention was about to propose a novelty——a large country under one republican form of government——that would never be accepted by the electorate. These delegates knew… republican government could only exist in areas of small extent where the people kept close watch over their representatives.”
Are you getting the picture? Remember I am using the teaching tool for teachers. But I am rearranging it and putting it in the CORRECT order so you can see what really went on there.
The guys pushing this thing knew that the time was running out to capitalize on the public’s image of them from the revolutionary war. They were extremely, crazily wealthy land owners. How suspicious would you be if the 25 richest people in america, like Buffet, and Zuckerberg etc. all met in secret with no notes of the proceedings and came out and said, Eureka, we have drafted a document FOR THE PEOPLE? lol. Well that is what ACTUALLY happened that summer.
The guys driving this boat wanted a centralized BIG GOVERNMENT THEY controlled but they knew the people wouldn’t go for that, so they hid it in the details.
“Several statesmen, especially George Washington, were concerned that the idea of an American mind that had emerged during the war with Britain was about to disappear and the Articles of Confederation were inadequate to foster the development of an American character.”
He wanted to foster “an American character”. Who is he to WANT anything for anyone else? What is “an American character” anyway? This is just code talk for a centralized power structure to CONTROL the people “in the country”. There already was a constitution. It was a FEDERATION, not a giant centralized country the people had CHOSEN. He was “concerned” the “idea of an American mind” was about to disappear. I’m sure he was. He understood that very soon they would no longer be able to play that “revolutionary war hero card” to trick people into buying this scam, so they needed to act NOW. Get it?
Who didn’t hear growing up as a kid in school about how Washington “could have been King” if he wanted, but chose not to because he was so noble and humble etc. Where is there ANY actual evidence for this idea that the people were clamoring to have him be a king? Look at the actual government they had chosen. It is the opposite of a monarchy. It was totally decentralized. The idea that the people wanted him as a king is so ridiculous. Honestly, it is insulting. It’s like saying Obamacare is wildly popular. How do we know this? Oh, because the people administering Obamacare tell us so.It is absurd. Washington was a social climbing man who married a wealthy woman with connections and proceeded to parlay it into a huge land fortune. That’s WHO HE WAS.
They produced a constitution to create a giant centralized monster OVER TIME through the courts and then they sold it as a limited government. It was the greatest deceptive trade practices act violation in history. It is hardly a moment to rejoice and remember longingly as having “secured our freedom”.
“And the delegates wondered whether or not the power to create a national university was implied within the meaning of the necessary and proper clause.”
Are you seeing this? This is the kind of propaganda they floated to get it passed. Worried about the authority to create a national university? Cue the belly laugh. are they kidding? They “have the power” to tell you what kind of light bulbs you can use?
Look at some facts. 70 delegates were chosen to go to the convention. Only 55 ever even WENT. So 20% of the people had NO REPRESENTATION AT ALL at the convention. It takes 75% of the states to get an amendment passed under the document, but did 75% of the delegates WHO EVEN ATTENDED sign the thing? NO. 39 of 55 THAT ATTENDED signed it. So 39 of a total of 70 CHOSEN ever signed it. That is just 55% signing! And remember Rhode Island refused to even send any delegates because they smelled a rat just like Patrick Henry did.
So how did they get this stinker through? Simple they used the same kind of tricks they use now. You know, where it goes to committee and then gets changed and then jammed through right before a holiday with low turn out etc. Games people. Games.
Remember they were sent by the states to fix the articles. And the empowering document empaneled them: “for the sole purpose of revising the articles of Confederation and reporting to Congress and the several legislatures such alterations and provisions therein as shall, when agreed to in Congress…”
So they WERE empowered to come up with a fix, and then REQUIRED to bring it back to Congress and have CONGRESS approve it. So did they follow the law? Of course not. Do you see? the guys in charge DON’T bother to follow the law. But they insist you “FOLLOW THE LAW”. It is game theory.
The reason they didn’t bring it back to Congress for approval like they were SUPPOSED TO, is because,they knew that it would NEVER be approved by Congress, who were the Peoples’ representatives. So instead they claimed they wanted to “take it to the people” directly. What a charade.
“In order to fulfill the revolutionary principle that the consent of the governed is the only legitimate foundation of government, the Framers proposed a popular-based ratification, rather than exclusively state-based ratification. But as a nod to reality, the voice of the whole people was collected through state-based popular conventions.”
What double talk bs. “As a nod to reality..”. Look there was NOTHING preventing the vote from being a DIRECT VOTE of the people. But did they do that? No, they put the vote in the hands of yet another group of “delegates” chosen to then go vote for the people. Why? How does that make sense? Simple, it builds in a layer so they could manipulate and FIX that VOTE. It’s always the same. They are simply liars. Like so many other politicians. They lie to people for a living and the people never bother to look into it.
So how did the actual vote go down? Remember this is to CREATE AN ENTIRELY NEW GOVERNMENT? Surely in order to do that you have to get a “super majority” of votes to approve it in EACH state!! So was any type of super majority required? Of course not. lol Why would they make a limitation like that part of the process? That would only assure they could never get the power they wanted. The basics are this. They needed 9 states to “approve”, meaning they needed to bribe at least one extra delegate from the needed 9 states. Here are the 8 states where they didn’t get a super majority of 75% as is required to amend it.
NY. 30-27, NH 57-47, VA 89-79, RI 34-32, MA. 187-168, NC 194-77 Pa. 46-23, S.C. 149-73
Look at THOSE NUMBERS. Look at how CLOSE that is in 5 of the states. And that is using the jerry rigged system they created instead of just putting it to the people and requiring a SUPER majority of voters to approve in EACH STATE. Think about what that jacked up scammed up vote has wrought. Is that what self determination looks like for a whole PEOPLE? No, it is absurd.
And this doesn’t even take into account that ONCE AGAIN there are NO NOTES of the proceedings or the discussions that the delegates undertook before making their votes. There were no supervisors, no people allowed to watch the proceedings, no oversight of the financial affairs of the delegates, no follow up to be sure they hadn’t been bribed etc. etc. Nothing.
Oh and did I mention that there were three states, NJ, DE and GA who’s “delegates” all voted UNANIMOUSLY and quickly in favor. ??? And once again, no notes about what took place. Are you telling me that a document, created in secret with no authority to go do it and no notes or proceedings kept during it, and that was designed to form a WHOLE NEW government had UNANIMOUS approval from the people of three states in a matter of months!? Absurd!
Here is what THE STATE OF DELAWARE ITSELF tells us about the “election” of these delegates who then went on to unanimously vote for it with virtually no known discussion or record of the proceedings.
“The elections were held and thirty men were chosen to meet in Dover and decide the action Delaware would take on this important matter. History tells us that all the elections were orderly with one exception–the one held in Sussex County. here we find, from the words of a political pamphleteer of the time that armed men prevented a fair election.”
Are you seeing this? This is from a government site! Evidence of ARMED MEN preventing a fair election of the delegates?? Nothing to see here, move along you had your election. “The people have spoken”. Sound familiar? How much constant vote fraud is there today? It was no different then. They don’t even claim to have bothered to keep any records etc.
Here is the last and most extensive quote I will put here. And remember this is the teachers teacher and it is discussing the extremely quick unanimous approval by Delaware, where Delawares’ own website says there were reports of armed men preventing a fair election of the electors. Biden’s home state, known far and wide as a center of corruption.
“Unfortunately, there is no record of the proceedings or significant correspondence that might illuminate what took place. It is clear, however, that Bedford and Bassett needed to do very little explaining because the 30 people who were elected were all Federalists, and all were in favor of adopting the Constitution before they even entered the ratifying convention. These 30 people showed up in Dover on December 4th, and these delegates representing the 60,000 people of Delaware had a momentous decision to make. Shall we or shall we not ratify this Constitution? Three days later, they ratified. There was not much conversation. They were all in agreement and they also behaved themselves. Not one deviated from what the voters understood when they were elected — I voted for you and you will vote for ratification… Now it might strike you as a little odd, given the conventional wisdom, that Delaware, the smallest state in the Union, had no objection to ratifying. There are all kinds of self-interested, even conspiratorial, theories that have circulated over the years to explain away this oddity including that Delaware ratified first in order to be favorably considered for federal grants.”
Honestly, you can’t make the stuff up. It is beyond farce. And this is what we ARE TOLD represents self determination and freedom? Remember, they did what the people had told them to do. Really? Well what about those reports of armed men at the polls? Does any of this pass the most basic smell test? It doesn’t for me.
Go my brainwashed Brethren and investigate it yourself if you care to. I encourage it. But I think it is pretty clear what went on, and it isn’t the celebration of freedom you were told as a child. Go nose around and see all of the “conspiratorial theories” that abound about bribes and everything else.
Why wasn’t it just PUT TO THE PEOPLE? Why wasn’t a super majority required to pass it? Why are there no records? Why was everything kept secret?
Why? Well because they were selflessly creating a freedom machine for all times of course. A freedom machine for the ages. A freedom machine that the very same freedom machine itself now says you can’t leave. And who would want to leave such a wonderful freedom machine anyway? Only a crazy person or maybe a “Terrorist”.
My friend my work is done on this. The rest is up to you. I have showed you the framework. I have given you the keys. You can either crank it up and take it for a drive, or you can just leave it in the garage and go back to catch the season finale of “The Voice”. Gives July 4th a whole new perspective doesn’t it?
That’s all for now. Take care my brainwashed Brethren, don’t be down, live in the light and don’t forget to tell someone about the truth about the law.