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You should have your own copy of the Constitution of the United States of America.

You should read it periodically and hold your elected officials to it.

Recently, POTUS 46 has made some declarations, mandating vaccinations of employees in companies with more than 100 employees. That is outside the scope of the role of the President of the United States of America.

Recently, the world lived through (some still are) “mask mandates”. This was also outside the scope of the role of the US President to edict or mandate or require outside of the government offices the POTUS oversees.

In the United States of America, the elected or appointed or employed people in government work for We the People of the United States of America. Not the other way around.

There are many immigrants who have come to this country who have grown up under another system of government. In other parts of the world, in those other countries the People are subservient to the government or peerage. They are accustomed to the government directing them. In the United States of America, the citizens are self-directing, individually sovereign persons. Those coming to the United States of America do not necessarily get that, understand that. US citizens are required, have the responsibility of directing their government. Not just in the vote, but in the monitoring of performance and adherence to the laws of the land and the Constitution of the United States.

Now, what has happened over time is multifold.

Those who have tasted power and control want to stay in power and have control; so much so that they convince the People they have no power nor control and must put these people in power back in power to control “things”. They become the “perpetually elected”; aka., elected for life.

Those raised as vassals of the State come to the United States and quickly acclimate to those in power and control to become vassals of the new State. They are the voiceless chattal of the elite; the huddled masses in a new State; aka., victims of a new disorder, different from the last one from which they ran.

Then there are the academians who have theorized from their lofty perches of intellectualism what should be right and just for the individual and the masses; without actually doing any studies to verify their hypotheses. However, if you disagree with them your grades and degree and esteem will suffer. It is a vile power of the emotionally weak subjecting themselves upon the naive and situationally powerless.

Let us add to these groups those nations and political ideologues who do not care for and actively work for the destruction of the “American way of life”. [Which is individual sovereignty, self determination, and no subservience to those in power.] They will use military, espionage, economics, ideology, and academic subversion to destroy what they see as the “uncontrollable” ideological, economic, and military force stopping them from controlling the world. They are the “Brain” from the cartoon “Pinkie and the Brain”, always planning how they can take over the world. Currently, it is a psy-ops operation via social media, televised media, and academic programing to accept their planned version of “status quo” where they have the villas and the masses have the factory floors.

But back to the scope of the role of the US President.

The framers of the United States of America Constitution were pretty smart about it and gave considerable thought to the process. It took a number of years to come up with the right solution for the posterity and immediately upon introduction required 10 amendments to make it a viable solution of government for the States to ratify.

So, we come to the US President.

The idea was to not have a monarch, nor an oligarchy (group of rulers), nor a caste system, nor a peerage of nobles over commoners nor vassals. Enslavement of humans as property was also discussed but not removed until 1863. The idea was to have one of their own, from among We the People, to represent the People. In doing so, limitations were placed on this President (or first among the People) to ensure the President would not become a new style or kind of monarch (solo ruler).

Let us look at some of those roles and limitations.

The President is responsible for implementing and enforcing the laws written by Congress and, to that end, appoints the heads of the federal agencies, including the Cabinet. The Vice President is also part of the Executive Branch, ready to assume the Presidency should the need arise. [source: whitehouse.gov]

The Constitution explicitly assigns the president the power to sign or veto legislation, command the armed forces, ask for the written opinion of their Cabinet, convene or adjourn Congress, grant reprieves and pardons, and receive ambassadors. [source: wikipedia.com, Powers of the President of the Unites Sates]

While living and working in the White House, the president performs many roles. These include the following eight: Chief of State, Chief Executive, Chief Administrator, Chief Diplomat, Commander-in-Chief, Chief Legislator, Chief of Party, and Chief Citizen. [source: wikipedia.com, Roles of the President of the Unites Sates]

The US Constitution, in Article 2 and Amendment 12, cover what the scope and role of the US President are. Hint: not a dictator. [source: US Constitution]

Executive power is vested (given to in trust) to the US President.

Must be born in the USA or a citizen when the Constitution was ratified (approved by the States).

Faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of his/her Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.

The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.

He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.

The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.

Call both Houses of Congress into session or adjourn them.

I keep going over these roles and requirements. In no where do I see a US President can mandate anything other than direct the operation of the United States federal government. Amendment 9 & 10 and the other two US branches of government can shut down a President’s desire to dictate.

Let us review the Executive powers portion of the role of POTUS.

Oxford Dictionary has this to say:
-having the power to put plans, actions, or laws into effect.
-a person with senior managerial responsibility in a business organization
-the person or branch of a government responsible for putting policies or laws into effect

Webster’s Dictionary, 1828, has this to say:
The act of administering; direction; management; government of public affairs; the conducting of any office or employment.
-The executive part of government, consisting in the exercise of the constitutional and legal powers, the general superintendence of national affairs, and the enforcement of laws.
-The officer, whether king, president or other chief magistrate, who superintends the execution of the laws; the person who administers the government; executive power or authority in government.

I am still not seeing where the US President has dictatorial powers.

The US President is not prelate, prince, monarch, arkon, nor king. The US President is not a Cromwell of English history. Nor is the US President a Napoleon, crowning himself king and emperor.

No, the US President is the CEO of the federal government [manages the business of government], chief of State [#1 ambassador to the States and the Earth], commander-in-chief of the military, national guards, and militia [top civilian to which the military report], approver of legislation coming from the US Congress, and ensures the US Constitution and laws are executed faithfully.

Again, I am not seeing anywhere where the US President can dictate or regulate with impunity. If the Congress does not hold the POTUS accountable, and the USSC/SCOTUS do not hold the POTUS accountable, it remains to the People and the States to hold their national government and Executive accountable.

Every two years, there is the opportunity to recycle the US, state, and local governments. This should be done regularly.

Someone once observed: governments should be changed like diapers, and for the same reasons.

’nuff said.

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by Dave Doc Rogers
© 20100419

From the 1750s, the seeds of dissent were sown. The growing kingdom of Great Britain was becoming deaf to its colonies in the Americas. The royal and noble houses had become disinterested parasites pressing for additional taxes and goods to continue its conflicts with the kingdoms of France, Spain, and the Dutch. Parliament had become mostly interested in what was good for England and their estates than what was good for greater Britannia. A caste system of sorts arose. Those born to the landed gentry in England proper were ‘citizens’ and subjects to the Crown of the first order. Those who were not born in England or not landed gentry were not. Not being truly English then, they were subject to the needs of the home country and Crown. To be fair, there were some in Parliament who argued differently, but not enough of them.

The results of a deafened Parliament and an uncaring monarch led to greater and greater stricture on goods and services outside of England. Parliament enactments to generate additional revenues for the Parliament and the Crown did not consider the impact to the lives of the individuals required to pay these additional burdens. In England at the time, the subjugation of others as liege lord to fief, vassal, peasant, slave was still the norm. It was acceptable thought to those who owned land, resource, and cannonade. Mr. Wilberforce’s time had not yet come. But those adventurous souls who left Europe behind and crossed the Atlantic did not feel that hard won industry in the Americas made them less equal as humans than those still in Europe; specifically England.

The result of additional enactments by Parliament, with the approval of the Crown, was more dissention in the American colonies. With the enactment of the Townshend Acts in 1767, the Parliament in England established it had the power and authority to tax and levy the American colonies. The result was demonstrations and unrest requiring additional military force to control the main location of dissent, Boston. In 1770, five civilians would pay with their lives in a Boston square.

The East India Trading Company enjoyed a monopoly in tea trade to England, yet was a failing company due to over taxation and duties required by Parliament to be paid. Rather than looking for ways to bolster the efficiency and profitability of the company, Parliament enacted additional taxation and monopoly of tea to its American colonies. Rather than pay this additional tax, a group of American colonials pretended to be ‘indian raiders’ and dumped the boycotted tea into Boston harbor in 1773. Parliament responded by closing the Boston port until the East India Trading Company was refunded the value of the tea.

Letters began to circulate among the American colonies. Dissent became planned and armed insurrection. If the quartered British military was afforded a free hand to quell colonial unrest by force of arms, there would be those who would be willing to defend themselves from this harsh treatment. Colonial militia began to form, not in support of England and Frontier, but in opposition to Parliament and Crown. The price of insurrection was trial and slavery at best; perhaps a firing squad; at worst, hanging in the public square. Life and fortune was in the balance for taking up arms against an unhearing Parliament and Crown deaf to the plight of its subjects.

In 1775, the Crown authorized British forces in the American colonies to seek out and confiscate any munitions held in reserve for American militiamen. In April 1775, a contingent of 700 British regulars marched from Boston to search out and destroy military supplies thought to be held in Concord. Between Concord and Boston was Lexington and Captain Parker’s troop of colonial militiamen. On the Lexington Commons, Captain Parker’s band arranged themselves against a force superior in numbers, training, experience, and equipment. Historians are not certain of events that occurred but a shot was fired. The result was eight colonial militiamen were killed and an American colonial force exchanged fire with a British Regular force. These first shots became a rallying point for thirteen British colonies in America.

How deaf does a government have to become, how blind to the plight of its people must it be, that it no longer concerns itself with the people for whom it represents but instead feeds its own needs and wants for the game of empire?

At costs of life, family, and all their fortune, the American colonials pondered their actions. Remain under a government that no longer has its people as its best interest or to pursue a course of action that was succinctly stated by Benjamin Franklin, “We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.”

The form of government within the United States of America was formed with the understanding that all men were created equal. There was no caste system of royals, nobles, landed gentry, and commoners. The overriding pretext was and is “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” The government was to be a vehicle for the voice of the people, a common and unifying purpose to ensure self-rule not oversight by a body who thought they were superior to the ‘commoner.’

April 19th is remembered as the first day of the British civil war in America; or as Americans refer to it: the American Revolutionary War. It is remembered as a ‘Patriots Day’ in Massachusetts. It should be remembered across the United States of America as a day when our forefathers held a line of ‘no more.’

On this Patriots Day, April 19th, 2010, let us reflect on our place in history. Let us honor the memory of the men and women, slave and free, who laid down their lives, their futures, their fortunes for the cause of freedom. Freedom is not free. It comes at a great price. Let us remember those men and women who paid that price with their lives in combat and with their lives in service to their country. There have been other times in our history, other than the late 1770s, that have required a response to those who would remove the freedoms of this union. And good men and women stood up as patriots then to do what was needful and required to ensure the blessings of liberty remained so in the United States of America; not just for themselves alone but to their posterity, their grandchildren and their grandchildren.

It may seem alarmist to say today we are facing similar threats to our people. I am sure in 1776 there were arguments that a declaration of grievances was too harsh or alarmist, but after 25 years of worsening relationships with a government that no longer represented the people of the British colonies in America a change in government was required.

Under the Constitution of the United States of America, we possess a tool for change in government: the individual vote.

Unlike other governments in the world, when a body of representatives move from representation to plutarchy, oligarchy, and autarchy it is time for their removal from office in governing the United States of America.

In times past, men and women have taken up arms in opposition to unjust government. In times current, men and women can take up their vote as their voice and replace a government that does not hear with one that will remember their role. Let President Lincoln remind us as he stated in his address to Gettysburg.

“… It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us – that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion – that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain – that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom – and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

Let us resolve to remember at what price Liberty was purchased for this generation. Let us resolve to serve Liberty in this current hour that we might purchase again Liberty with our voice and vote for succeeding generations. Let us resolve to hold to those ideals that led to risk of life and fortune for the cause of being able to live free. Whether this is your first generation in Liberty or your 5th, let us hold dearest this Constitution of ours and to the surety of the intent of its authors. Let us resolve this day to be in remembrance of the price of being a Patriot and at what price Liberty must be purchased continually.

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