We are now living in a tyranny of lawyers and the federal court system. Liberal lawyers bring politically motivated suits and then defend SCOTUS decisions based on precedent rather than contractual words. They have succeeded in eliminating many of the protections our founders guaranteed to us in the Constitution.
There are several ways to implement total change in a country’s system of government. Sudden change by revolution, while often effective, destroys the infrastructure, causes widespread suffering, and increases the risk of human fatalities. Much more effective is a gradual change from within, that is, creating a domestic insurgency that is initially subtle and inconspicuous. Successful insurgencies begin by providing necessities of life to a target population that serves as concealment when political and military operations are initiated. The process of undermining a legitimate government usually requires years, but socialists are patient. They understand how to brainwash vulnerable citizens into accepting the necessity for collectivist change.
Taught well by Saul Alinsky in his book, “Rules for Radicals,” the early founders of the American Progressive Movement became adept at using a real or manufactured crisis to create fear in the general population. The complicit media of current times promotes the big lie using fake science and dire predictions to persuade people that only government intervention will protect and save them.
The Constitution is a voluntary contract entered into by the thirteen sovereign states and their sovereign citizens that created a federal government, which was not a party to the agreement. Having just thrown off the yoke of regal tyranny, the citizens demanded a central government of limited power that guaranteed the individual freedom and Natural Law Rights of the people and the sovereignty of each state. The founders achieved that stability with a system of checks and balances based on separate constituencies for each branch of government.
Our well-designed Constitution was an obstacle for those in our society who have a psychological need for power and to control others. After initial attempts to bend and circumvent the rules, it became obvious that their only true option was to change the rules. This alternative involved making changes to the rule book often by deception.
The most devastating and destructive attack on the Constitution began when the lawyers got involved as promoters of the American Progressive Movement. The expansion of federal power was facilitated by the general moral corruption of professional politicians who legislate based on financial rewards used for personal gain and their reelection campaigns.
Lawyers, however, are trained to exploit the words of legal documents and twist them to support a specific outcome. As a result, every piece of legislation, every executive order, and every bureaucratic regulation becomes subject to judicial review, even though no such provisions exist in the Constitution. As decisions in lower federal courts are contested, eventually the Supreme Court gets involved.
Contract law in business dealings involves reading the words, understanding what they mean, and deciding accordingly. In the federal court system, decisions tend to be based on previous rulings instead of on the Constitution itself, i.e., the original document. It is a system that easily exaggerates and perpetuates judicial errors and makes correction of obvious previous mistakes difficult. The result is that current Supreme Court decisions often contradict the clear meaning of the words of the Constitution.
We have an opportunity in elections to vote for judges who promise to abide by the written words of the Constitution rather than precedent. It is essential that each of us evaluate the philosophy of the judges we elect. Once they are seated on the bench, our rights and individual freedom are in their hands.
Trust in Freedom!
Dr. Dan’s guest on Freedom Forum Radio this weekend is Paul Valone, founder and President of Grass Roots North Carolina (GRNC), North Carolina’s primary and most successful gun-rights group. He also created Rights Watch International, a not-for-profit legal action arm, and the GRNC Political Victory Fund, a federal political action committee (PAC).
These organizations have passed laws for concealed carry, concealed handgun reciprocity, statewide firearms preemption, Castle Doctrine and Stand Your Ground, and the expansion of concealed carry into restaurants, parks, educational property, and public assemblies. Meanwhile, GRNC killed scores of gun control bills, resulting in no significant gun control passing in the state since 1993.
Using its “Remember in November” project and independent expenditures through its PAC, GRNC has installed dozens of pro-Second Amendment candidates in the NC General Assembly and Congress.
Paul Valone’s slate of conservative judges in North Carolina’s May 17, 2022, primary:
NC Supreme Court Associate Justice Seat 3:
Judge Richard Dietz (Open seat – no primary)
NC Supreme Court Associate Justice Seat 5:
NC Court of Appeals Judge Seat 9:
Beth Freshwater Smith
NC Court of Appeals Judge Seat 11:
United States Senate (Burr Seat):
Ted Budd (gun shop owner endorsed by Donald Trump)
For grassroots leadership, Valone won the Second Amendment Foundation Defender of Liberty Award (2015, 2016) and the Civitas Institute Audentia Award (2017).
After earning a B.A. in Psychobiology from Hamilton College, Valone pursued a career in aviation, recently retiring as a Boeing 777 captain from American Airlines. In addition to grassroots leadership, he continues freelance writing and hosts the “Guns, Politics and Freedom Radio Show.” His second book is Rules for ANTI-Radicals: A Practical Handbook for Defeating Leftism.
Part one of this fascinating interview airs on Saturday and Sunday, April 23-24 on WJRB 95.1 FM and is streamed live over the Internet. Part two airs on Saturday and Sunday, April 30-May 1.
Air times are Saturday, 8:00 AM and 9:30 AM, and Sunday, 2:30 PM and 7:00 PM. All programs are available by podcast following airtime here.