Amendments by the Article V Convention of the States which parallel the following would enable tenure accountability for the Supreme Court. What many law schools have taught in violation to the rule of law has been disastrous. Not allowing federal God-wannabe judges to dictate education for our Republic can again be controlled by the sovereigns in the states. The 1983 study commissioned by President Reagan, titled A Nation At Risk, concluded that “. . . the educational foundations of our society are presently being eroded by a rising tide . . . that threatens our very future as a Nation and a people” is now an understatement.
Three additions would add important meaning to the above:
- Repealing the Seventeenth Amendment that was adopted in 1913. This would return the election of the two U.S. Senators from each state to the states’ legislators, being directly accountable to local citizens. Instead of U.S. Senators spending a lot of time working for more authority than being a Senator, they would be motivated to give more attention to their local state concerns.
- The purpose of the American Constitution is generalized by the Preamble. In 1787, the “promote the general welfare” did not mean to allow excessive taxation by politicians to buy political loyalty from spongers or government bosses having control over public education.
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare [general welfare does NOT include political actions that conflict with the development of the work ethic and personal self-reliance], and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
The courts, on occasion, and many others have insisted that the Preamble contains specific actionable law. They are wrong. Let’s reduce the temptation with a clarifying Amendment.
- United States Senators and House of Representatives, belonging to many different church denominations, authorized the addition of a Prayer Room for the U.S. Capitol building in 1954. The most important action by Article V Convention of the States would be an Amendment that empowers local communities to include a duplicate non-church denomination Prayer Room in their public schools. For local schools, the window could be a banner that duplicates the inspiring Prayer Room window. The Prayer Room portrays the unity of belief in Creation’s God and His Providence that has characterized American history.
As the liberal Supreme Court majority’s twist of religious liberty continues to shame classroom references to the goodness of Creation’s God and voluntary non-denominational prayer, the culture deteriorates. Lord Acton, British historian, famously said: “All power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
Americans should disassociate from any feelings of guilt caused by the incessant bad-mouthing of liberal God-wannabes. In 1776, when things were worse than now, America won, and the enemies of freedom who were bad-mouthing us, LOST. Victory starts with a nationwide grassroots neighbor-to-neighbor re-education in foundational American history. This is a big job and that is the reason for providing the “The Spirit of Freedom/Definitions and Reality Matter” history review. If you and I and other citizens reach our communities with this history, victory for American greatness is assured.
~ D. Norris