COS and Article V: Dorothy & Toto Finally “Got It” – Why Can’t We?
Growing up, many of us huddled around the television set once each year when Metro Goldwyn Mayer would air a musical titled The Wizard of Oz. The musical trek from the Land of Oz to the Emerald City was a 2 hour televised fantasy trip down a yellow brick road to ask the Wizard of Oz to grant magical powers to those less fortunate souls; the Tin Man, the Lion, the Scarecrow, and a trip back to Kansas for Dorothy Gale and her little dog Toto. Following advice from the Munchkins and Glinda the good witch, Dorothy and Toto follow the yellow brick road to the Emerald City to seek the help of the Wizard of Oz.
Once the road weary five-some of Dorothy and friends reach the Emerald City, the bumbling illusionist (the Wizard of Oz), accidentally launches in his hot air balloon for Kansas without Dorothy & Toto aboard. Happily, Glinda the good witch appears, and reveals a great philosophical truth to the distressed and stranded Dorothy, “You don’t need to be helped any longer. You’ve always had the power to go back to Kansas”.
Moral of the story: Dorothy never lost her power to return to Kansas, she just didn’t recognize and utilize the power of her passion.
Americans are the 21st century version of 20th century Dorothy Gale. We’re looking for that wizard who will make everything right in the land of the free, again. The thirst is so great that we’ve elected miracle-maker after miracle-maker only to be disappointed by their trickery and sickly oppressive potions. President Obama has taken his fair share of criticism for his faulty potions, the Bush family is growing unpopular with the GOP, and FDR’s New Deal objective is now coming to full fruition in front of the grandchildren of those who bought into his smoke and mirrors under the guise of economic recovery (government manipulation). The most obscene act of all, the Federal Reserve Banking Cartel (enacted under Pres. Woodrow Wilson), is stealing the purchasing power from the working class without their knowledge or protest.
So who is the real miracle-maker? Who has the power to float this Titanic and turn it around?
Well, how close are you to a mirror?
Have you read your constitution lately? The miracle-makers have had the power to regain their own freedom for 226 years. No president can do it, nor can congressmen, nor legislators, nor judges or attorneys general can do it.
But the proposals we hear instead of Artivle V, Constitutional Conventions and amendments are filled with flaws. The reality is, the People have had the power to nullify oppressive government actions all along, without federal approval from congress or a SCOTUS ruling. But instead, the lazy Americans are clamoring over ideas that have the potential to enslave Americans even more.
Today’s government exists for the interests of the government, not for the governed. An Article V Convention, or whatever name we wish to call it, is more of the same smoke & mirrors.
The constitution is just a piece of paper, without the People’s policing power! The federal government and the state government violate the first ten amendments, every day! What makes one think that a piece of paper will snap government back into its constitutionally limited scope and size, by recognizing their limited and enumerated powers/duties listed in that little book (constitution) and begin complying with their Oath of Office to defend the liberty of the People?
Government is not responsible for limiting their scope, size, and power. No. It’s the People’s job to read the constitution, understand that the principles of property ownership are the basis for all individual rights, and anything the government does to infringe on this principle is a step toward tyranny. Government has nothing to gain in enforcing the U.S. Constitution. There are no rules for a constitutional convention, so why should one think a convention of the tyrants will free the People?
To all the Dorothy Gales of America, welcome to the real world. Fortunately, the first 10 Amendments (Bill of Rights) was introduced in 1789 and in 1791 nullification became another way for states to exercise their collective authority over the federal government without resorting to a constitutional convention. Thomas Jefferson called it the “rightful remedy.”
No amendment will make governments reverse their tyrannical course. If it did, the course would have been corrected by now. No, it is dependent upon the People to use the constitution we have now to limit the scope of government. What will America look like when the People enforce the constitution with their involvement in our republic?
For a more detailed analysis, read the article in its entirety at the North Texas Citizens Lobby web site.