American Minute with Bill Federer
Warnings of Coups to Usurp Power by Courts, Political Parties, Deep State...!
President George Washington
members of political parties
would sacrifice their country to advance their party.
He stated in his Farewell Address, September 19, 1796:
"In contemplating the causes which may disturb our Union, it occurs as matter of
that any ground should have been furnished for characterizing
One of the expedients of
to acquire influence, within particular districts, is to misrepresent the opinions and aims of other Districts.
You cannot shield yourselves too much against the
jealousies and heart burnings
which spring from these misrepresentations ..."
"And of fatal tendency ... to put,
in the place of the delegated will of the Nation,
will of a Party;-
often a small but
artful and enterprising minority ...
They are likely, in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which
cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the Power of the People
usurp for the themselves the reins of Government;
destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to
unjust dominion ..."
"One method of assault
may be to effect, in the forms of the
... and thus to
what cannot be directly overthrown ...
It is indeed little else than a name, where the Government is too feeble to withstand
the enterprises of faction ...
I have already intimated to you
the danger of Parties
in the State ...
... Let me now take a more comprehensive view, and warn you in the most solemn manner
against the baneful effects of the spirit of Party,
This spirit, unfortunately, is
inseparable from our nature,
having its roots in the
of the human Mind.
It exists under different shapes in all Governments, more or less stifled, controlled, or repressed;
but, in those of the popular form it is seen in its greatest rankness and is truly their worst enemy ...
Domination of one faction over another,
sharpened by the
spirit of revenge
which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself
a frightful despotism ..."
"But this leads at length to
a more formal and permanent despotism.
disorders and miseries
... gradually incline the minds of
men to seek security ... in the absolute power of an Individual
... (who) turns this disposition to the purposes of
his own elevation, on the ruins of Public Liberty ...
jealousies and false alarms,
animosity of one part against another,
riot and insurrection ..."
allow foreign governments and globalists to take power from Americans:
"It opens the doors to
which find a facilitated
access to the Government
itself through the
channels of party passions.
Thus the policy and
the will of one country,
the policy and
will of another ...
The habits of thinking in a free Country should inspire
in those entrusted with its administration, to confine themselves within their respective Constitutional spheres;
avoiding in the exercise of the Powers of one department to encroach upon another ...
... `Tis our true policy to
with any portion of
the foreign world ...
'Tis folly in one Nation to look for disinterested favors from another ... it must
pay with a portion of its Independence
whatever it may accept ...
usurpation by the courts
in a letter to Mr. Hammond in 1821:
"The germ of dissolution of our federal government is in ...
the federal judiciary;
an irresponsible body ... working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a little today and a little tomorrow, and advancing its noiseless step like a thief, over the field of jurisdiction,
until all shall be usurped from the States."
On JUNE 25, 1824,
wrote to Henry Lee:
"I entirely concur in the propriety of
resorting to the sense in which the Constitution was accepted and ratified
by the nation.
In that sense alone it is the legitimate Constitution.
And if that be not the guide in expounding it, there can be no security for a consistent and stable ... exercise of its powers ...
What a metamorphosis
would be produced in the code of law
if all its ancient phraseology were to be taken in its modern sense."
Justice Hugo Black
Griswold v. Connecticut
(1965) to Justice William O. Douglass' discovery of
of meanings from
of provisions in the Bill of Rights, thus creating a
"right of privacy"
which led to
"One of the most effective ways of ... expanding a constitutionally guaranteed right is to
substitute for the crucial word or words ... another word or words, more or less flexible ...
'Privacy' is a broad, abstract and ambiguous concept which can ... easily be interpreted as a constitutional ban on many things ...
No provision of the Constitution specifically gives such blanket power to courts to ... hold unconstitutional those laws which they believe unwise or dangerous
(To do so)
takes away from Congress and States the power to make laws
transfers that power to the Court
for ultimate determination.”
court's evolving the Constitution by changing the meanings of words in it,
changes to the Constitution
should be made
through the Amendment process,
warned in his Farewell Address:
"If in the opinion of the People, the distribution or modification of the Constitutional powers be in any way particular wrong, let it be
corrected by an amendment
in the way which the Constitution designates.
let there be no change by usurpation;
for though this, in one instance,
may be the instrument of good,
it is the
customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed.
The precedent (of usurpation) must always greatly overbalance in
any partial or transient benefit which the use can at any time yield."
President James Monroe
in his First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1817, that when people become ignorant, the government usurps power away from them:
"Under this Constitution ...
respectively protected by the National Government under a mild, parental system against foreign dangers, and
enjoying within their separate spheres, by a wise partition of power ...
It is only
when the people become ignorant and corrupt,
into a populace, that they are
incapable of exercising the sovereignty.
is then an easy attainment, and
a usurper soon found.
The people themselves become the willing instruments of their own debasement and ruin."
warned of people's inclination to surrender power to government, June 2, 1787:
"There is scarce a king in a hundred who would not, if he could,
follow the example of Pharaoh
-- get first
the people's money,
all their lands,
make them and their children servants forever ...
a natural inclination
in mankind to
kingly government ...
I am apprehensive ... that the government of the States may,
in future times, end
in a monarchy."
spirit of encroachment
consolidate the powers
of all the departments
and thus to create, whatever the form of government,
a real despotism.
A just estimate of that
love of power,
proneness to abuse it,
which predominates the human heart is sufficient to satisfy us of the truth of this position.
The necessity of
in the exercise of
by dividing and distributing it into different depositories, and constituting each the Guardian of the Public Weal (welfare) against invasions by the others, has been evinced by experiments ancient and modern; some of them in our country and under our own eyes.
To preserve them must be as necessary as to institute them ..."
continued with what could be considered a warning of globalists and foreign trade bills:
"Passionate attachment of
one Nation for another
produces a variety of evils ...
It gives to
ambitious, corrupted, or deluded citizens ...
betray, or sacrifice the interests of their own country
... sometimes even with popularity ...
Such attachments are particularly
alarming to the truly enlightened and independent Patriot.
How many opportunities do they afford to tamper with domestic factions, to practice the
arts of seduction, to mislead public opinion,
to influence or awe the public Councils! ...
Against the insidious
wiles of foreign influence,
(I conjure you to believe me fellow citizens) the jealously of a free people to be constantly awake ..."
warned that those usurping power would try to malign patriotic citizens:
who may resist the intriegues of the favorite,
are liable to become suspected and odious;
tools and dupes usurp the applause and confidence of the people,
to surrender their interests ..."
Washington ended, saying:
"In offering to you,
my Countrymen these
counsels of an old and affectionate friend,
I dare not hope they will make
the strong and lasting impression."
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