The Constitution Is Not Incidental

signing-constitutionLast Monday Ben Domenech, the publisher and founder of The Federalist published an article of his own that you need to read. It dealt with why there is such a disparity between what are ‘elites’ think, say, and do and what the rest of us know in our bones. In many ways, it sums up what we’ve been writing about this week, and in truth for the three and a half years of this blog’s existence. Here’s some of it, but do follow the link below.

[…] The problem is that the elite modern left thinks all these things which are essential to the American experience are just incidental. They see no connection between Constitutional freedoms and the character of the people; between religious liberty and church attendance and family breakdown; between gun ownership and self-reliance and respect for property; between crushing free speech and destroying our capacity for free thought and creativity; between the loss of American stoicism and the all-encompassing welfare state. They see these originating factors as irritants or unimportant, and think they can all be gotten rid of without fundamentally altering the nature of who we are as a nation.

The liberal elites do this in part because such things are incidental to their own daily lives. Casting aside the Bill of Rights won’t fundamentally change who they are, at least not in any near term. […]

The first priority of the United States government and the president is to secure our liberties – it always has been, and always ought to be.

There is one other point President Obama made – that as commander in chief, he has no greater responsibility than the security of the American people. It is the sort of thing lots of presidents have said. It also happens to be false. […] The first priority of the United States government and the president is to secure our liberties – it always has been, and always ought to be.

Elite liberals like Obama and the New York Times editorialists do not understand that when they argue the American citizenry no longer has the capacity to bear arms, they are arguing that we have lost the capacity for self-government. They are not just saying you only have the right to self-defense as the Attorney General deems you fit; they are saying the inalienable rights of American individuals are subordinate to the will of high-minded politicians. Their interest is in keeping you safe and secure. Whether you are free is, in the grand scheme of things, incidental.

Source: The Constitution Is Not Incidental

For those of us who are Christian, the US Constitution is what happens when a government is designed to be implemented by men, who are subject to Original Sin.

If you wish to know why Donald Trump is doing so well, there are only two reasons. For all his inconsistency, flip-flopping and all, he seems to understand what Ben, and the rest of us think about these things, and he is not afraid to say so out loud. He’s decidedly not my candidate, he espouses many things that I detest (his immigration policy, as it relates to aliens, is not amongst them), but he states his case loudly (and brashly) and he has moved the debate. For now, God Bless him.

None of this is new, a hundred years ago, Rudyard Kipling told us all we need to know.

When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “Stick to the Devil you know.”

On the first Feminian Sandstones we were promised the Fuller Life
(Which started by loving our neighbour and ended by loving his wife)
Till our women had no more children and the men lost reason and faith,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “The Wages of Sin is Death.”

In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “If you don’t work you die.”

Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew
And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true
That All is not Gold that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.

As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man
There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.
That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,
And the burnt Fool’s bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins
When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,
As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,
The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!

As to what is likely to happen, well, he covered that too

“My son,” said the Norman Baron, “I am dying, and you will
be heir
To all the broad acres in England that William gave me for
share
When he conquered the Saxon at Hastings, and a nice little
handful it is.
But before you go over to rule it I want you to understand this:–

“The Saxon is not like us Normans. His manners are not so polite.
But he never means anything serious till he talks about justice
right.
When he stands like an ox in the furrow–with his sullen set eyes
on your own,
And grumbles, ‘This isn’t fair dealing,’ my son, leave the Saxon
alone.

“You can horsewhip your Gascony archers, or torture your
Picardy spears;
But don’t try that game on the Saxon; you’ll have the whole
brood round your ears.
From the richest old Thane in the county to the poorest chained
serf in the field,
They’ll be at you and on you like hornets, and, if you are wise,
you will yield.

No wonder the left has driven him from the academy, and tried to supress him!

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8 Responses to The Constitution Is Not Incidental

  1. the unit says:

    I hope to join the hornets when time comes. I just a medium thane though. I know I’m rich, relative to the world, although I not hold my land directly from the king but through an intermediary lord, i.e. Board of Commissioners who set my taxes. lol

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    • NEO says:

      LOL, Yourself, don’t we all, not to mention the bank! 🙂

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      • the unit says:

        I did get that paid off, the bank. Local property tax not so much. I read Feds going to take over zoning requirements, so I think property values will decrease and then taxes. Then taxes, just kidding. 🙂

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        • NEO says:

          Yeah, not taxes, then there’d be less gravy for their friends 🙂

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  2. Just an observation, but the American reality of the Constitution does not seem to have been taught and passed along well in the American ethos, especially in the last 40 year generation! Of course and thankfully there are exceptions, but when one visits today’s American educational systems, something and somehow has gone terribly wrong! And of course this has become a whole problem now in the West, i.e. Europe and so-called Great Britain! We conservative Christians call it modernity & postmodernity! And with this is simply but surely apostasy from the Judeo-Christian realities and ethic. WE are losing the culture battles, both sexually, morally and intellectually! Thus the awful reality of liberalism, has come full circle. And this is at least part of the reason that factions of Radical Islam are able to make such inroads among many of our youth today, there a few absolutes to their minds!

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    • NEO says:

      Aye, not to mention that nothing can not stand against anything.

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      • Indeed sadly this was something of the mind of Jefferson’s deism, for him Jesus was just a good human man, perhaps the best of men! But in the end, JESUS/Yeshua is God Incarnate-Yahweh, or He is nothing for eternity! Christians MUST seek to do more than say this, but to seek to live it out even in a fallen world, and among those who hate this truth! True Judeo-Christianity is always the literal Cross and Death of Jesus Christ, Who is now Risen & Ascended! This is the Faith of our Fathers!

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        • And btw, the Cross and Death of Christ stand against this fallen, broken, sinful world-age, and “the god of this world-age”! (Luke 2: 34 / 2 Cor. 4: 1-7, etc.)

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