D. Ceived (c)copyright 2011

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“This means they can lie, cheat and steal when functioning in their capacity as a judge and you cannot hold them accountable for their actions.  This, the courts have ruled, is necessary to insure an independent judiciary.”

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Anyone who has taken the time and exerted the energy to read the Constitution and then compares that document to the conduct of the Federal Government quickly realizes that most of what the government does today is outside the powers granted to it by the Constitution.  The question is, what can be done about it?

Many talk about a political solution, asserting that the wrong people are elected to office and that the solution lies in electing the right people to office.  However, this solution is overly simplistic and in denial of some of the basic characteristics of human nature. 

Why should we believe that a different set of elected legislators would react or behave any differently when subjected to the same temptations and pressures of elected office? 

Being subject to temptations of the flesh, there are few among us who have not stepped beyond the bounds of accepted standards of morality and would thereby have compromised our integrity in the eyes of the general public.  Fear of this exposure coupled with rewards of monetary gain or increased positions of power become the proverbial carrot and stick used to control politicians and bend them to the will of those who would control the conduct of government and frustrate the will of the people.  Precious few politicians are allowed to rise to significant positions of power unless they have been compromised and have demonstrated a willingness to submit to demands.

Those who framed our Constitution were aware of the fact of human frailty and created mechanisms to compensate for and correct the unavoidable consequences of that frailty.  That mechanism is called the rule of law and due process of law.  The Constitution, being the highest law of the land, the organic law of this nation, takes precedence over all statutes, codes and regulations.   More