BY EARL LOFLAND
After the election in MA, I penned a warning to conservative voters on immoral values that could continue in
Washington, following the election of Scott Brown, where I expressed problems of voting for a party member, and not
standing in the gap to preserve all the conservative values in the U.S. Constitution. And the principles the founders
held, who gave evidence in their writings.
Voters often deciding to vote for best and worst of two evils, instead of searching for an individual with the fundamental
conservative values, for office, interpreting the Constitution as its authors originally intended. Or, by a conservative
voter deciding to take the bull by the horns when there is no one standing in this gap- Preserving life Liberty and the
pursuit of happiness (originally called pursuit of property) through becoming a candidate themselves. Protecting all of
the Constitution instead of a pick and grab value, (or what is more important).
The AP has reported today that Republican Scott Brown has decided to he would join Democrats, and be a strong
proponent of Pro choice. A Clear sign of what can be classified as a `Dyno RINO’, what I label as being “Practical
Conservatives” or, a “Practical Republican”.
However, just as there are several layers of the Constitution, how the government is to operate, this is not the not the
only lack in Conservative values our country is threatened with.
Another error where government officials refuse to uphold their solemn oath; (To support and defend the Constitution
from all enemy’s foreign and domestic; bearing true faith and allegiance, without any mental reservation to the same,
Sworn to us and our Creator.)
Recently A five-month investigation conducted by the Caesar Rodney Institute revealed Delaware’s four state run public
housing authorities bans residents from owning firearms. This is a right protected in the Delaware Constitution Article 1,
§ 20: “A person has the right to keep and bear arms for the defense of self, family, home and State, and for hunting and
recreational use.” , the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the
security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed”, Supreme Court decisions
and recent rulings by lower courts also deciding similar bans of firearms were unconstitutional.
Another problem was just brought to the attention of American voters as well
Article I § 7 (1) of the United States Constitution
“All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with
amendments as on other Bills.”
Joseph Curl of the Washington Post reported Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday threatened an
attempt to cut off federal funding needed to close Gitmo detention center, where enemy combatants captured on foreign
soil are now being given entitlements reserved for US Citizens for a trial in U.S. civilian courts instead of being done as
has been done throughout our history, in a military tribunal and held on foreign soil.
This violates the principles of how government is to make decisions on monetary issues and funding is raised for the
operation of the government.
Another Constitutional issue arises in the trials of Gitmo detainees in Civilian court and the Bill of Rights
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the
states respectively, or to the people.
Mayor Bloomberg of New York City recently expressed he hoped Holder and the President would change their minds, on
the enemy combatant trials being held at U.S. Civilian courts in NY, however there has been little indication they will.
Many of the citizens of state of New York are outraged by the trails taking place in NY. Combined with NY, (for the most
part) being a liberal state, raises more questions on how government officials will protect the Constitutional. One is
related to the clause protecting States rights (that is plural) over the federal government by the 10th Amendment, and
the people of the States rights (this is a dual plural subject as well), protected by the 9th Amendment. Will Mr.
Bloomberg and Governor Patterson decide to argue the states sovereignty rights? And will the people argue the rights
protected to them by the 9th Amendment?
In accordance to war crime laws established through the Geneva Convention. This issue whether the government’s
decision to hold trails for enemy combatants captured on foreign soil violates the Constitution is exemplified by a recent
report written by Ron Radosh, where Historian Martin J. Skla has decided to make a case for Eric Holder’s Impeachment
In the report, Sklar’s claim is a lengthy and very complex legal analysis to summarize. However Sklar argues his case,
using supporting legal precedents citing the courts could reasonably conclude the defendants, having been transferred
to civilian authorities, were denied habeas corpus process before a civilian judge. This would result in possibly being
“unreasonable” where they have been denied the rights of a fair civilian trail that lasted over five years. Moreover, the
Attorney General according to the Constitution had no authority to transfer the prisoners from military to civilian
jurisdiction, and the transfer could be found invalid.
The bottom line: Sklar reasonably argues, Eric Holder can be found to have had no constitutional authority to ever
transfer prisoners from military to civilian jurisdiction, nor any constitutional authority to order the military to relinquish
the enemy combatant prisoners to civilian authorities. No more than military authorities have authority to do so. To date
publicly records are Eric Holder made this decision, on his own. Therefore, allowing this decision to stand subjects
Holder to being impeached.
Though these issues I discuss only skim the surface. Americans should clearly see the problems which Samuel Adams
and the founders of our country often penned their warnings to future generations. Of an immoral society allowing their
rights and ultimately the control of their experiment to be stripped away from the people and given to those elected to
“Among the natural rights of the colonists are these: First a right to life, secondly to liberty, and thirdly to property with
the right to defend them in the best manner they can.”
“He who is void of virtuous attachments in private life is, or very soon will be, void of all regard for his country. There is
seldom an instance of a man guilty of betraying his country, who had not before lost the feeling of moral obligations in
his private connections.”
"Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to
please an individual--or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in
human society for which he is accountable to God and his country. "
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