- Published: 27 December 2011
What is the solution?The aggressive education of the American people must be undertaken with a new voracity. They must be taught that they can never have security and liberty from an all-powerful State. They must learn to see to their own protection and safety, and the security of their own assets and children.Americans must learn their own laws and Constitution so well that they will instantly reject any foreign concept; that they will reject every political hack and baby kisser who comes to their doorstep; that they will remove outlaws from office as quickly as they let a single remark fall from their mouths that would betray their contempt for the Constitution.Should we be apprehensive that there might not be enough parasites left in Washington to dole out "benefits?" Do we fail to realize the government cannot be Robin Hood; it cannot give benefits to any person who has not labored for them until it has extracted them from someone who has labored for them.Take every person and entity out of Washington that is only there to get someone else’s money and perhaps you would have a picture of what the LAWFUL seat of the national government ought to be. Can you imagine the savings?Now, imagine what might happen if American citizens had never asked the government to do anything that is outside of its Constitututional limitations. While it is true that many dynamic events have been either engineered or exploited for the purpose of creating an illusion that government can and should solve all of life’s problems, it is also true that the illusion can never prove this notion.We are not alone at LEXREX.com in our suspicion that party politics is a cancer that could kill the Republic. In fact, if you will use any onsite search engine you will find volumes of documents here to prove this obvious principle that was so well understood by many of the great statesmen who forged the Republic as well as the average citizen in the America of 1787.Read the words of Alexander Hamilton from The Federalist #1 below and, of course, some of the most famous words of George Washington. Nothing in the writings of the Founders or Framers could be so distorted as to excuse our representatives when they violate the Law in concert and label that as bipartisanship.This subject can never be closed until the majority of Americans are informed enough to both laugh at anyone in office who might think they can get away with violating their Oath of Office, and turn them out of office at the earliest opportunity.
"So numerous indeed and so powerful are the causes which serve to give a false bias to the judgment, that we, upon many occasions, see wise and good men on the wrong as well as on the right side of questions of the first magnitude to society. This circumstance, if duly attended to, would furnish a lesson of moderation to those who are ever so much persuaded of their being in the right in any controversy. And a further reason for caution, in this respect, might be drawn from the reflection that we are not always sure that those who advocate the truth are influenced by purer principles than their antagonists. Ambition, avarice, personal animosity, party opposition, and many other motives not more laudable than these, are apt to operate as well upon those who support as those who oppose the right side of a question. Were there not even these inducements to moderation, nothing could be more ill-judged than that intolerant spirit which has, at all times, characterized political parties. For in politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be secured by persecution." - Hamilton in The Federalist #1.
"In these honorable qualifications I behold the surest pledges that as on one side no local prejudices or attachments, no separate views nor party animosities, will misdirect the comprehensive and equal eye which ought to watch over this great assemblage of communities and interests, so, on another, that the foundation of our national policy will be laid in the pure and immutable principles of private morality, and the preeminence of free government be exemplified by all the attributes which can win the affections of its citizens and command the respect of the world. I dwell on this prospect with every satisfaction which an ardent love for my country can inspire, since there is no truth more thoroughly established than that there exists in the economy and course of nature an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness; between duty and advantage; between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity; since we ought to be no less persuaded that the propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained; and since the preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered, perhaps, as deeply, as finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people." - George Washington in the First Inaugural Address
Washington placed the ultimate responsibility in "the hands of the American people." That responsibility includes rejecting partisanship or even bipartisanship, when the proposed action violates both the "eternal rules of order and right" and the provisions of the Constitution. If we cannot have parties and virtue at the same time, our choice is clear.
New-Haven, March, 1802.
"During the second session of the first Congress the people split into two great political parties. Those who supported the Administration and believed in Alexander Hamilton’s policy were known as Federalists, while those who feared the power of the Constitution and opposed Hamilton’s policy were called Federal Republicans. Thus was the great party strife born in the United States." p. 228, The Story of the United States, Marie Louise Herdman, 1916