By Robert Harvey
Liberty opposed to oppression, correct opposed to flawed - a transparent message has come all the way down to us concerning the origins of the yank warfare of Independence, one of many founding occasions of the trendy international. As with such a lot of legends, in actual fact just a little various. during this revealing account, Robert Harvey overturns so much of our assumptions in regards to the motives of the battle. either Britain and the US have been divided over the fight, the United States violently so, whereas in Britain many favoured independence if it will steer clear of bloodshed. The conflict itself used to be vicious and burdened, and marked through incompetence and undesirable religion on either side. whilst it was once over the americans driven out their French allies, whereas the British, who had inspired black slaves to rebel, and Indians to assault, deserted either to their destiny. but after 4 years of misrule the Constitutional conference imposed its personal conservative counter-revolution, and out of bloodshed and discomfort, crafty, idealism and braveness, there emerged the baby state that used to be to turn into the main robust the area has ever noticeable. In this awesome and extremely readable booklet Robert Harvey tells the complete outstanding tale of its start.
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WHY SHOULD WE CARE? That freedom comes not from government, not from the consent of the governed, not from the community, but from God and is inherent to our humanity has profound effects on modern jurisprudence. ” Due process means that we know in advance of the violations of Natural Law that the government will prosecute, that we are fully notified by the government of the charges against us, that we have a fair trial with counsel before a truly neutral judge and jury, that we can confront and challenge the government’s evidence against us, that we can summon persons and evidence on our own behalf, that the government must prove our misdeeds beyond a reasonable doubt, and that we have the right to appeal the outcome of that trial to another neutral judge.
By regulating everything from wheat to water, Congress has infringed on the rights of the states and individuals. Even activities taking place entirely on private property or inside someone’s home have not escaped congressional regulation. Where the executive and judicial branches have failed to check and balance these congressional power grabs, new spheres of federal power have been created, and state and individual rights have been unjustifiably and unconstitutionally curtailed. This is a direct assault on the individual liberties that our tripartite federal government was designed to prevent.
Under a freedom-loving, Big Government-fearing view of the General Welfare Clause, Congress can only spend for the general welfare when it has permission to do so under another enumerated power. This limits what Congress can do in the name of the “general welfare” by requiring that expenditures of federal tax dollars be such that all persons can enjoy them. Building bridges confronts the general welfare dispute directly. Fans of Big Government argue that as long as the public can use the bridge, it exists for the general welfare, including the now infamous “bridge to nowhere” in Alaska that joins a town of forty-five people to a nearby city at a cost of $223 million of your federal tax dollars (that’s just the minimum; Taxpayers for Common Sense figure the final taxpayer payout at $315 million).