Knowing Constitution vital to remaining free

Rebecca Hagelin
The Washington Times
September 12, 2011

Culture Challenge of the Week: Constitutional Ignorance

When it comes to the U.S. Constitution, there’s good news and bad news. (And then some really good news!)

Good news first: As political debates have sharpened over the past few years – since the rise of the tea-party movement – more and more Americans are becoming interested in the Constitution. While academics and some limited political circles always have discussed the Constitution and its meaning, it’s striking to see so many ordinary Americans having these conversations – and embracing the ideals of our Founding Fathers and the Constitution itself.

Now, the bad news: While interest in the Constitution is growing, few Americans actually know much about what it says. That has serious downsides. It means many Americans don’t really understand the rights the Constitution protects or the powers it grants.

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17 Responses to “Knowing Constitution vital to remaining free”

  1. It don’t matter with the Constitution says ,They just make laws like The Un patriot act and they say that Constitutional protection no longer applies ,What we need is a panel to hold those that make laws like The Un patriot act guilty of treason but people in this country are to stupid or don’t care ,Gee i bet the powers think I’m an extremist for such a comment

  2. Our Masonic Constitution by J B Campbell

    The US Constitution was a betrayal of the Declaration of Independence. Real patriots such as Patrick Henry, George Mason and a few others saw it as a blueprint for empire and fought it. The Bill of Rights was added at their insistence as a defense against the Constitution! Big Banker whores such as Hamilton and the Federalists didn’t want any enumerated rights – they said “You must trust us and our promises to observe your rights.” Henry said, “Not good enough – we need guarantees.”

    In 1976, the Sovereign Grand Commander of the 33rd Degree of Scottish Rite Freemasonry, Henry C. Clausen, published a little book called “Masons Who Helped Shape Our Nation.” On page 82, he writes: “Though free, we were not yet united [1783]. The loose Articles of Confederation did not provide a strong national government, common currency or consistent judicial system. Men of vision realized that another step must be taken if he weak Confederation of American States was to become a strong, unified nation. Again Freemasonry set the pattern in ideology and form. Since the Masonic federal system of organization was the only pattern for effective organization operating in each of the original Thirteen Colonies, it was natural that patriotic Brethren should turn to the organizational base of the Craft for a model. Regardless of the other forces that affected the formation of the Constitution during the Constitutional Convention in 1787, the fact remains that the federalism created is identical t the federalism of the Grand Lodge system of Masonic government created in Anderson’s Constitutions of 1723.”

    Clausen, an attorney, is naturally proud of the Constitution’s Supreme Court, with Brother John Marshall the first Chief Justice, and the man who revealed the Masons’ contempt for us all in his enunciation of “judicial review,” which meant simply that the Supreme Court was the true power. Where is the check and balance on the Supreme Court?

    Masons crave power and that’s what they got with their seven Articles. They fought the Ten Articles of Amendment (the Bill of Rights) right up till December, 1791. They nullified their own Constitution in 1913 with the 17th Amendment. This provided for the direct election of Senators. The Constitution was a contract between the States and the People, the former represented by Senators appointed by State legislatures and the latter by Representatives elected popularly. When Senators became elected popularly, too, the States were no longer represented and the Constitution was rendered null and void. We have been under a sham government ever since.

    The Constitution is a fraud on the people and should be abandoned. It has not protected us from civil or foreign wars, from inflation and federal corruption. It is in fact the engine of all these crimes, authorizing such racketeering as the private Federal Reserve Corporation and its collection agency, the IRS. The Bill of Rights was our great champion for many years but it, too, has collapsed because it is in conflict with the first Seven Articles of the US Constitution. The Supreme Court protects the Constitution but it does not protect the Bill of Rights.

    The First Amendment has become a license for our natural enemies to corrupt our children and ourselves with the most vile pornography, which has nothing to do with the right to criticize the government.

    The Second Amendment has just been declared null and void with a recent USSC decision, which paves the way for confiscation and martial law.

    The Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Amendments have been ripped up by the Patriot Act and the US Army’s atrocities at Camp X-ray and other places.

    The Seventh Amendment supposedly guarantees a jury for virtually any dispute over twenty dollars. Try bringing that up with a judge in traffic court these days.

    The Eighth Amendment prohibits excessive bail and cruel and unusual punishment. Has the Supreme Court or any federal court protected us against “jeopardy assessments and seizures,” which steal all our money before trial so we can’t even hire an attorney? What does the Supreme Court say about having foreign police torture us? It says that it’s okay.

    The Ninth and Tenth Amendments are not even recognized by the federal judges, who are mostly Freemasons.

    Everything in the Bill of Rights was pretty much nullified by the Fourteenth Amendment, rammed through in the dictatorial aftermath of the Civil War, when the Southern States had no true legislatures. The Fourteenth Amendment made us all slaves and said that the public debt shall not be questioned!

    We have been in the malevolent, deceptive hands of Freemasons from the very beginning of this country. They’ve had us waving their flag and praising their fraudulent Constitution all these bloody years while they steadily chipped away at the Bill of Rights so that today it is virtually non-existent.

    The Declaration of Independence – the truly great instrument of human liberty – was rendered meaningless by the Masonic Federalists who provided for no such liberation in the Constitution, which was itself a dirty trick crafted in secrecy by delegates who met to modify the existing Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union Between the States. As mentioned previously, the Articles gave no power to the central government which the Masons craved. It purposely kept the central government weak.

    The Freemasons wanted a central bank which must have a central government to enforce it. Henry Clausen, the head of Freemasonry in the ’60s and ’70s, said this in his book, Masons Who Helped Shape Our Nation (pp 14-16):

    “The nation could either unify as one people or disintegrate into a loose federation of States. It was a critical question, the determination of which would set the pattern for the rest of our history. Once more, Freemasons were in pivotal positions working for a strong, united America.

    “Second only to Washington and Franklin in this movement were Robert Morris and Alexander Hamilton. Often called ‘The Banker of the Revolution,’ Brother Morris, like Hamilton, realized that a national fiscal and economic system was necessary to hold the States together. First steps were made toward this when Morris, who had received a Masonic apron from Washington himself in 1778, was named Superintendent of Finance in 1781 and when the Bank of North America was opened in 1782. [sic] Original stockholders were Franklin, Jefferson, Hamilton, Monroe and Jay. The Bank clothed Washington’s army and supplied enough confidence in the new Nation to win America international recognition. Hamilton – aide-de-camp to Washington in the Revolution, member of the Continental Congress, and first US Secretary of the Treasury – supported Morris, proposed extending the Bank into The First Bank of the United States and, with Washington’s strong support, succeeded in this endeavor to establish America on a sound monetary basis.

    “Without the combined financial genius of Brothers Morris and Hamilton, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention in 1787 may not have had the needed confidence to envision the creation of one binding Constitution to govern all the States. On this basis, however, Franklin could argue persuasively the combined political, military, economic and social benefits that the Constitution assured. Brother Robert Morris nominated [Brother] Washington who was unanimously elected president of the Convention. Thus he gave his tremendous prestige to the constitutional proposal.

    “The significance of Freemasonry’s influence on the Constitution cannot be overstated. Freemasons conceived, argued and ratified the immortal document and, ever since that historic Convention in Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Freemasons have given support to its preservation.”

    And now we can understand why. Hamilton’s father’s name was Levy, by the way. The central bank was the entire purpose of the Revolution from the Masons’ position. It would not become the true dictatorial power with total control of interest and credit until 1913 because of intelligent resistance based on an understanding of money and credit by our true patriots up until that significant year.

    Abraham Lincoln demonstrated that the Declaration of Independence was meaningless by waging bloody war on those who took the Declaration seriously. What the Confederates did was fully-authorized by the Declaration and their government was based on the original Articles of Confederation. All independence movements here and overseas are prohibited by the US government. The Declaration of Independence is considered by our government as a terrorist screed. Anyone who would invoke it is crushed, here and abroad.

    • Go back to England and clean your queens ass!!

      • that be “your queen” bob….not mine. I didnt write this article bobbie, J B Campbell wrote it…i merely posted it for food for thought but your still eating the cornflakes and baby food. Can you intellectually refute any of this information or is all your logic out of a cracker jack box?

  3. If we dont get rid of the international bankers control there will never be anything like what we think of as the USA.
    Just the facts and everything else is secondary in my opinion.
    Not leveling the corruption of the bankers is vital to our survival.

    • here here, right on!

  4. Our current state of affairs proves the constitution has failed in it’s percieved mission. Tyrants have taken control and we are ruled by the International Bar Association. It’s time to scrap the constitution and bring back the Articles of Confederation.
    People who have accepted titles from foreign royalty should be stripped of their citizenship and deported. Esquire is a British title above Gentialman and below Sir Knight. Lawyers who join the International Bar and accept the Royal Title of Esquire are traitors. Unfortunately the majority of elected officials around the country hold the title Esquire.

    • No, the people have failed the Constitution by not hanging the punkiticians and
      judges that conspire against it!! They are traitors, period.

      • Right. America is what YOU make it.

    • Maddog knows what the hell he’s talking about, thanks for that maddog. Tell me everyone, how can the con-con by “for the people and by the people” when “we the people” never voted on it?

      Why do you think real patriots walked out of the convention in the 1st place? It was a betrayal to the Bill of Rights and the DOI. We need to study real history in order to get the real facts.

  5. Section. 10.

    No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility. So… yeah STFU

  6. Since the first attempt has a live link…reposting correctly:
    However gallant the thought of knowing your rights… as long as there is no spine to stand for those rights , its USELESS
    Besides the Constitution itself has no teeth to defend itself with , nothing !
    There is NO CONSEQUENCE to anyone not following it, is there ?
    People saw that at its radification in 1787

    Lord Macauley, the English historian, after a careful study of our government and our Constitution warned the American people “Your Constitution is all sail and no anchor. Either Caesar or Napoleon will seize the reins of government with a strong hand, or your Republic will be as fearfully plundered and laid waste by the barbarians in the twentieth century as the Roman Empire was in the fifth – with this difference, that the Huns and Vandals who ravaged the Roman Empire came from without, and your Huns and Vandals will have been engendered within your own country by your own institutions.”
    read more? HERE:

  7. Ha! For instance, Ron Paul, who thinks the the U.S. Constitution says that government must use gold as the standard currency. Can anyone point me to where it actually says that? Thought so…

    • hey illiterate idiot, you need to read better…..Ron NEVER said we MUST use it because Constituition says so, because it doesn’t dumbass. Ron says we need to GO BACK TO THE GOLD STANDARD that TrickyDik killed, Nixon was also a dumbass, feel privileged that he’s in the Dumbass club w/ ya

    • Here is what the Constitution says, “No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility.”

      So there are two things here to consider:

      1. Where in the Constitution does it give the federal government the right to print a fiat currency. It doesn’t. So then is it your position that what is not stated in the Constitution is “up for grabs” where the federal government is concerned? I thought those rights reverted back to the states, no?

      2. If the states specifically cannot use anything but gold and silver for all debts, then how is it that they can use the federal fiat currency backed by nothing? Is this not a constitutional violation?

      • Its like paying your bills with monopoly money.

    • Article 1 section 10. Look at the currency from the times also – gold and silver
      coinage, dumbass!! Our Founding Fathers also warned repeatedly about letting
      the scumbag British bankers coin our money. But the people didn’t listen. Also,
      they probably didn’t think Americans would be stupid enough to accept a foreign
      fiat currency. They misjudged the ignorance of their progeny.

      illpunkis, wouldn’t you feel more at home on a satanist website?? You are out
      of your element here.

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