Were you aware that secular politically-adaptive Case Law replaced historic Common Law around 1953–54? BUT, the federal government was established by the states to support the states, not the other way around.
Under the growing pressure from secularized Case Law and bullying federal agencies in Washington, D.C., the federal government has overtaken the control authority belonging to the states and local community institutions nationwide. The Tenth Amendment restrictions on the use of federal power have been violated with devastating affect. The text of the Tenth Amendment is clear: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
“Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right, from the frame of their nature, to knowledge, as their great Creator, who does nothing in vain, has given them understandings, and a desire to know; but besides this, they have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge, I mean, of the characters and conduct of their rulers. Rulers are no more than attorneys, agents, and trustees for the people; and if the cause, the interest and trust, is insidiously betrayed, or wantonly trifled away, the people have a right to revoke the authority that they themselves have deputed, and to constitute abler and better agents, attorneys, and trustees.” (John Adams, Vice President under George Washington, and second President of the United States, A Dissertation on the Canon and Feudal Law, 1765).
Liberal lawyers on the Supreme Court show absolutely no respect for the original application and intent of the Tenth Amendment. The federal abuses listed below call for the rising tide of citizen determination for the coming Article V Convention of the States authority; in fact, to amend and revitalize the Tenth Amendment.
- Forced removal of the Ten Commandments from courthouse properties and on taxpayer funded federal land grant colleges, universities and local public schools.
- Permitting teacher tenure guarantees that protect the enemies of American exceptionalism who condemn our American Judeo-Christian heritage in taxpayer-funded classrooms. Tenure for faculty in the hard sciences, engineering, agriculture, etc. should only be acceptable if the leadership prevents tenured liberals who insist on using faculty time for their cultural war of secular propaganda. No compromise—that is American Declaration of Independence time. They will rebel if they are kept off the faculty. They may threaten to quit teaching. Now wouldn’t that be a plus? Liberal progressives can fund and build their own schools.
- Permitting tenure guarantees enabling radical teachers in taxpayer-funded government classrooms to issue blanket condemnations of America as an “evil” nation.
- Nationwide obliteration of First Amendment law that protects religious and educational freedom of, by and for the people in the states from government interference.
It was Bible-believing denominations—Baptists, Presbyterians, Methodists and others—who insisted that First Amendment freedom for morality-based education apply to public schools and for all church denominations, NOT JUST THEIR OWN.
Striking at the very heart of families, community and civil liberty, the actions by a handful of unelected Supreme Court lawyers have led to cultural devastation. The late Judge Robert H. Bork observed that the courts, especially the Supreme Court, have “become the enemy of traditional culture, in areas including speech, religion, abortion, sexuality, welfare public education and much else.” He continued, “It is not too much to say that the suffocating vulgarity of popular culture is in large measure the work of the Court” (Jeffrey Rosen, “Obstruction of Judges,” New York Times, August 11, 2002).
~ D. Norris