Sunday, December 16, 2012

Murder of Innocents

Newtown, CT is a place where evil arose and wrought death. While the question of why arises, the answer is elusive. No matter, what happened is/was unimaginable to those with soul. But what could be the cause? God? The Devil? Man? Guns? God has been thrown out of our lives and especially out of our schools for 50+ years. In the OT, YHWH left the Israelites to the passions of those around them when the Israelites failed to follow God's laws. Here in the US we have decided man's laws are more important the God's laws. Could Newtown, CT be the result of turning out backs on God? I don't know. I do know that our schools were one of the first areas from which religion was banned. Does Satan, the evil one, walk the Earth? I believe so but he can only confuse humans, he cannot make humans act. Is man inherently evil? My answer is yes, definitely. And Mark Twain agrees heartily with me. Was this man's act evil? More so than anything I have witnessed in my 60+ years. Did guns cause the violence in CT? Absolutely not. Guns can do nothing. They are but an inanimate tool. Guns and those who own guns should not be punished. Those with mental illnesses must bee evaluated and controlled. For too long We the People have sat back while the courts have allowed unacceptable actions to occur. This is not a time for a call for gun control. This is a time to reevaluate people and their motives. Mental instability is a central factor in what happened. There was an evil in the young man in Newtown. That evil was born out of our failures.

Monday, December 03, 2012

The Seventeenth Amendment and why it was not properly ratified

The 17th Amendment removed the suffrage of the states from Congress and gave the People a second arm in Congress. Prior to the supposed passage of the 17th, Senators were chosen by the legislatures of each state to represent each state in the federal government. After the claimed ratification, the people elect Senators directly and thus the Senators like the Representatives represent the desires of the People and no longer represent the state in Congress. The Constitution proscribes the amendment process by stating that no state may be deprived of its suffrage in the Senate without its consent. Thus the 17th Amendment could not be ratified by the standard 3/4s vote. In order for the 17th Amendment to be properly and constitutionally ratified, a 100 % vote is/was required. It is my understanding that the 17th did not receive 100% support. So the 17th Amendment was never properly ratified because those who counted the votes failed to understand the limitation placed on taking state suffrage away from the state. Some may say that each state still has its suffrage but that is an affront to any sentient being. The state no longer controls who is a Senator and those in the senate no longer owe their state any allegiance. Senators owe their allegiance to the People and thus states have no suffrage in the Senate contrary to the requirements of the Constitution. See: