KC Massey's Letters from Jail
Massey - Letters from Jail #11
Friday, December 11, 2015
US Constitution 101: This letter is meant to address the lies and misconceptions being thrown at us by the media and corrupt lying politicians as to what is constitutional and what is not. If you don't have a pocket Constitution, I would suggest you get one so you can study and know what the Constitution actually says. If you have any doubts or questions about the provisions and powers in the Constitution, the "Federalist Papers" is the ultimate authority on why and what our founders were thinking when they penned the Constitution. The Federalist Papers were composed by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison to clearly explain the rationale for the provisions and powers granted to the Federal Government by the Constitution.
Let me open this with a direct quote from our first President, George Washington. "The power under the constitution will always be in the people. It is entrusted for certain defined purposes and for a certain limited period, to representatives of their own choosing; and whenever it is executed contrary to their interest, or not agreeable to their wishes their servants can and undoubtedly will be recalled."
Let's start out with a little quiz to test what you really know about the Constitution. I will give you the answers and constitutional references at the end of this letter.
1) Was the Constitution written to grant rights to the people or to place limits on government?
2) Who has sole constitutional authority and duty to make all federal laws?
3) Where can the constitutional duties/limits of the federal government be found in the Constitution?
4) Where can the jurisdictional authority and limits be found in the Constitution?
5) Which branch of our military is the only one constitutionally authorized to be maintained without bi-annual congressional appropriations?
6) Where does the judicial power/authority and duty come from?
7) Where does the Constitution guarantee every state the right to make its own laws?
8) What is the duty of the federal government to the states?
9) What does the Constitution bind the state and federal judges to?
10) What is mandatory for all legislators of each state and federal government and every judge of each state and federal government to do prior to assuming their respective duties?
11) Where does the Constitution guarantee all powers not granted to the federal government by the Constitution will remain?
12) Where is our right to be secure in our possessions and property articulated?
13) What two constitutional provisions protect us from unconstitutional arrests and punishments?
14) What was the purpose of establishing the US Constitution?
15) What part of the US Constitution was added to "prevent misconstruction or abuse of powers?"
16) Does the Constitution apply to non-Americans?
How many questions did you know? Did you have to look at the end of this letter to find the answers? Did you learn anything new?
Please share and educate others, so we can call out those who misrepresent what our Constitution says and the limits placed on the government by the Constitution. Please read the federalist papers so you can fully understand what our founders intended the Constitutions limits to be and their reasoning for the provisions in the Constitution.
Before I give the answers to the questions above let me leave you with a few quotes from our founding fathers.
Those who prefer security over liberty serve neither. -- Benjamin Franklin
If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be needed. The Federalists -- Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, James Madison
Influence is no government. -- George Washington
In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution. -- Thomas Jefferson
We in America do not have government by the majority - we have government by the majority who participate...All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for the people of good conscience to remain silent. -- Thomas Jefferson
A well instructed people alone can be permanently a free people. -- James Madison
Say...whether peace is best preserved by giving energy to the government, or information to the people. The last is the most certain and the most legitimate engine of government. -- Thomas Jefferson
Answers to the Quiz
1) The Constitution was written to place limits on government. The rights of a man come from our creator, are unalienable, and articulated in the Bill of Rights also known as the first 10 Amendments.
2) The answer can be found in Article 1 section 1 of the Constitution.
3) The answer can be found in Article 1 section 8.
4) The answer can be found in Article 1 section 8.
5) The navy Article 1 section 8.
6) Article III
7) Article IV and the 10th amendment.
8) Article IV section 4
9) Article VI shall be bound to the Constitution or laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding.
10) Article VI shall be bound by oath.
11) Bill of Rights V 10th amendment
12) Bill of Rights IV 4th amendment
13) Bill of Rights V 5th amendment and Habeas Corpus
14) To form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.
Note: it says promote the general welfare not ensure it; it does say to secure the blessing of liberty!
15) The Bill of Rights. Our founders wanted to express a desire in order to PREVENT misconstruction OR ABUSE of its powers by declaring and adding the restrictive clauses.
16) NO! Non-US citizens are not "protected" by the US Constitution
"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union... to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
So next time you hear politicians or the media say ANY foreigners have constitutional rights they are lying. Our government's duty is to protect we the people. Answer #14 details who and what our government is there to do. We don't owe any foreign nationals anything, they don't have any rights to come to our country. If our government did their duty to We the People instead of stealing our money to fund other countries and foreign wars we would be a prosperous nation again. We must take our country back. We must remind our "elected" representatives that they are NOT our leaders or rulers; they are to represent the will of the people, not their own interests or beliefs. They work for us not the other way around. If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything! It is our duty as Americans to leave a free America to the future generations.
Don't let our corrupt politicians take from us what our creator gave us. The federal government has no authority to regulate or take our guns due to the pesky little second amendment, they are deceiving us by lying and trying to use their authority under the commerce clause or tax laws to defraud us of our unalienable right to bear arms. It is time we let them know we the people will not be tolerant of their abuses of power anymore. We will restore our Constitutional form of government!
May God bless our nation once again. We must stand up for God and country! Political correctness is the tool they are using to deceive us and steal our liberties and freedoms. Don't stand for the lies and help to educate your fellow God loving Patriots American neighbors. Remember the quote by Madison, "a well instructed (educated) people alone can be permanently a free people."
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