Committee to Restore the ConstitutionA Constitution for the Newstates of America Part 2Tue Apr 19, 2005 04:2622.214.171.124
With respect to the so-called "Responsibilities" defined in their new constitution, the potential dangers tend to be a more subtle: "Each citizen SHALL participate in the processes of democracy, assisting in the selection of officials and in the monitoring of their conduct in office". Several points even in this one sentence would merit comment, but simply consider the word "shall". THIS IS A COMMAND. You shall participate, not that you have the discretion to participate. And if you do not do so, you would be violating the most basic law of the land, the new constitution. Compare the constitutions of all communist-led countries.
The Newstates are simply puppets of the federal government. "If governments of the Newstates fail to carry out fully their constitutional duties, their officials shall be warned, and may be required by the Senate on the recommendation of the Watchkeeper, to forfeit revenues from the Newstates of America". You have no doubt already heard of various cases in which certain localities have been forced to forfeit their REVENUE SHARING funds because of failure to comply with federal "guidelines", so-called.
SIX BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT
Turning to the six new branches of government under their new constitution, which in the constitution is simply called "The Presidency", in Article V. This is entirely appropriate under their constitution, the President is a "strong man", able to call all the shots. He is to serve for a single term of 9 years. You may have noticed the "single term" idea popping up lately, and even the 9-year length has been suggested by some in print and speech. Their secret new constitution is where the idea came from.
There are also two Vice-Presidents - one designated for "General Affairs", first in line of Presidential succession in case of disability; the other designated for "Internal Affairs", and second in line. There are detailed provisions for Presidential and Vice Presidential disability, with appointment playing a key role as in our present 25th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Note especially that Section 5 of Article V provides that "Candidates for the presidency and the vice-president shall be natural-born citizens". The key word here is "Candidates". All a foreign-born person need say is "I am doing nothing to become a candidate", or, "I said I was not a candidate"; or, "I am not even a candidate, so therefore I cannot remove myself as a candidate for the vice-presidency"; or, "I am out to support the President's programs, how can I remove myself when I am not on it." Under this section, therefore, a foreign-born person could well become president once he is nominated by a president in the event there is an office vacancy in one or both of the vice-presidencies, followed by succession when a president becomes disabled for any reason.
A provision which exemplifies the power of the president is "Treaties or agreements with other nations negotiated under the President's authority shall be in effect unless objected to by a majority of the Senate within 90 days". Here is a pattern which permeates the new constitution, wherein all sorts of actions take effect unless objected to by a majority, instead of resulting from positive approval by a majority. This even applies in the matter of constitutional amendment, in which amendments generated by the Judicial Branch take effect unless turned down by a majority of the people.
POLICE STATE POWERS
Under the Presidency, there is also to be a new official called the "Intendant", whose powers are potentially those of the commander of a nationwide Gestapo. The actual wording, of course, sounds relatively mild to the unwary; the danger lies in what is not said, and the limits that are not imposed. He is to supervise offices for Intelligence and Investigation, as well as an Office of Emergency Organization. His role here reflects a preoccupation with emergency that crops up again and again throughout the new constitution. The word "emergency" appears 134 times in the new constitution; it does not even appear once in our present Constitution. Constitutional provisions for declaration of emergency, of course, have been used time after time in recent years to terminate freedom in other countries.
The Intendant is also given the authority to charter tax-exempt foundations or corporations that are "determined by him to be for useful public purposes". There is no check whatsoever on his authority to do this. This only reflects the unbridled authority of the President himself under the new constitution, however. It does not provide for accountability of an unscrupulous President.
Their constitution gives the President all the tools he needs to establish unchallenged authority during the transition period from our present to the new constitution, as described in Article XII. This open invitation for him to assume any and all powers he deems appropriate speaks for itself.
Furthermore, with respect to the replacement of present governmental functions by those defined by their constitution, "The President shall determine when replacement is complete". Since only the President is given this power, there is really nothing to prevent him from freezing the process partway through, for example, after abolishing our present Congress and before appointing the new one. It is very possible that these two very short passages are the real crux of their secret new constitution. But just to round out the President's guarantees of invulnerability, the framers of their new constitution also contains a remarkable license to lie. In Article IX. Of the three exceptions noted therein, "treason" is of no force and effect, since it is nowhere defined in their new constitution.
GOVERNMENT BY APPOINTEES
Given the power of the President under their new constitution, the rest would really have only whatever status their President allowed it to have. However, the Legislative Branch would consist of a Senate and House of Representatives, but there the similarities end. Senators would no longer be elected at all; instead they would be hand-picked appointees of the President, plus former Presidents and Vice Presidents, and would serve for life. The House of Representatives would have 400 members, but there would only be 100 congressional districts. Each district would elect 3 representatives, who would serve for 3-year terms. These would be expected to compete with one another instead of speaking with one voice, so this device would effectively undermine local representation at the national level. There would also be 100 representatives elected "at large", from the nation as a whole instead of individual district. The "at-large" members would form the backbone of what little is left to the House: they would serve for 9-year terms, and would be the ones eligible to become committee chairmen.
The Judicial Branch would be presided over by a Principal Justice, chosen by the President's hand-picked or rubber-stamp Senate. He would be a judicial "czar", controlling the entire judicial system of the nation with the aid of a Judicial Council and Judiciary Assembly. The Judicial Council would be the originator of all constitutional amendments, and would have the duty to consider amending their constitution to legalize unconstitutional steps taken by the government from time to time.
The new Regulatory Branch is foreshadowed by many current developments. But, the most notable feature of this Branch, aside from its grip on the nation's enterprises generally, is the blessing given to cartel arrangements called "Authorities". It states "Member enterprises of an Authority shall be exempt from other regulation", it says "Nonmembers shall be required to maintain the same standards as those prescribed for members". The "Standards" prescribed would be those agreed upon by the cartel members, and nonmembers would not be allowed even to exceed those standards if they wanted to for competitive reasons.
PLANNED, COMPUTERIZED SOCIETY
The Planning Branch is foreshadowed by the increasing clamor for "economic planning" by the present Domestic Council of the White House, by the national land-use planning legislation, and so forth. It would consist of a 15-member board appointed by the President. They would prepare 6 and 12-year plans and budgets to reflect the desires of the President, who would submit the budgets to the House of Representatives for their rubber-stamp approval each year.
Finally, the electoral Branch is also on its way piecemeal, through public financing of election campaigns, quota systems, and now the newly operational Federal Election Commission, whose regulations do not apply to the present vice presidency office.
Under their new constitution, there is to be an electoral "Overseer" in charge of the Electoral Branch, chosen by the President's hand-picked Senate, and he is to "supervise the organization of national and district parties, arrange for discussion among them, and provide for the nomination and election of candidates for public office". All electoral processes are to be paid for out of tax money, and no party can run candidates if it is not "recognized" by the Overseer. There are quota systems for apportionment of public funds that clearly would help drive out small parties and tend ultimately toward a one-party system. Furthermore, the Overseer is to monitor, supervise, and regulate the election process completely. All the power necessary to convert elections into a meaningless exercise is provided the Electoral Branch under their secret new constitution.
TO RESTORE THE REPUBLIC
To sum up: I can only observe that their secret new constitution is not new at all. It is actually a prescription for the oldest kind of government of all: one-man rule. It is the slippage backward into the bad old ways of the past that we have seen increasingly during our lifetime, brought about by increasingly ignoring our own Constitution, which is still the newest idea in government.
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