We can restore our Flag’s greatness and it is through the Constitution’s Article V, second clause.
By Mike Kapic – June 14, 2021
Today is Flag Day. It’s a day to honor our country’s symbol of who we are; a nation of immigrants who hold steadfast to beliefs in our Creator, liberty, Judeo-Christian values, firearms, and family; to our Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the foundational values and virtues that have inspired most of us to solute and honor the Flag of our exceptional Nation.
But lately we’ve lost our way. Reverence to our beautiful Flag has been traded in for the new religion of the Progressive Left. Our nation’s once strong foundation has suffered horrific cracks and fissures. This infection has been growing since the early 1900’s and has been spreading so slowly that we hadn’t noticed it. It has been eating away at our liberties and freedoms while changing our Constitutional government into something that is not recognizable anymore.
The three branches designed by our Founders has become infected with a systemic cancer that has metastasized over the last century into the Fourth Branch—the bureaucracy. There has been a shift in power from Congress to the Supreme Court and the purely political structure of the Executive Branch.
This government was intended to come into being with the understanding that We the People would surrender a small amount of our power and authority to the Congress first, the Executive second, with the Supreme Court as the arbitrator.
All that has changed with the corruption of our basic institutions: the breakdown of the family; of education; the Constitution (we have two versions now—the Founders and the Supreme Court’s interpretation); the growth of crony-capitalism; broken healthcare and entitlement programs (Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid); unbridled spending, taxation and regulations; politization of the judicial system; sanctity of life and marriage; and the loss of federalism (states have become agencies of the national government).
So, how do we restore our Nation to the Creators values and virtues and secure them for the next 200-300 years?
There are three possible ways allowed by the Founding documents for We the People to take back control and return this Nation to God and to the consent of the governed:
- By voting. The original design only allowed for 15% democracy and 85% republicanism. That changed to 33% democracy versus 67% in 1913 with the 17th Amendment. Democracy frightened the Founders as they were historically short lived and died violently as it ONLY defines voting, allowing the majority to decide over the minority. Republicanism, however, gives sovereignty to ALL individuals and an equal voice as a minority in democratic voting.
- The Declaration of Independence declares, “That whenever any form of government becomes destructive…it is the right of the People to alter or to abolish it…it is their right, it is their duty to throw off such government and to provide new guards for their future security.” This is a legal solution that requires a commitment at the level of the Revolutionary or Civil Wars.
- The Constitution’s Article V describes how to alter the document that controls the basic design of our government. This is the process of meeting in convention to resolve problems that cannot be solved by state or national legislatures and was used to design our government and the method of altering it by the people and their states. It has a 400-year history of success.
You’re probably asking yourself, “Why haven’t we used number three before? As a member of We the People, what can I do? Afterall, I own the United States of America…We’ve paid enough in precious treasure and mismanaged its growing debt.”
The Founders recognized that God blessed each of us with natural talents, skills, and a free will to choose “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” It is our choice. America belongs to each of us, not the government that we hire to serve us. If you care about your posterity, we have a responsibility and a duty to return America to the Founders original design.
The solution lies in We the People joining together in a neo-Founders form to encourage our states to use their federalism power to restore our Constitution through a safe and legal method: Article V’s second clause. It is time to turn the elite Progressives out of Washington DC.
If we don’t do it now, then when? The longer we wait, the greater our debt expands, and DC’s corruption continues to damage our children. Join grassroots efforts such as AMAC Action Chapters across the country to make this fight a successful endeavor.
Help us return respect to our proud Flag, Old Glory, the Stars and Stripes. Stand Up, Show Up, and Speak Up!