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Letter: The Banana Republic of the United States

Our once great nation has declined to third world status. The qualifiers are open borders, dishonest elections, and dishonest money. Pervasive corruption in government is so bad that the constitution is completely ignored and our inferior schools are teaching the lie that we have a democracy.

The Department of Education is not an enumerated power for the Federal government, and Amendment 10 makes clear that unless the power is enumerated, it remains with the states. Here is Amendment 10: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

Article IV, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution codifies that the states shall be guaranteed a “Republican” form of government and protected from invasion. Here is the exact wording of this Article: “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion…” The Congress shall also determine rules for immigration and naturalization. This is found in Article I, Section 8 as follows: “To establish a uniform Rule of Naturalization…”

A clear failure of our Federal Government and the states is the absence of state militias. The militias are the biggest protector from foreign invasion. This is a mandate and is found in Article I, Section 8 as follows: “To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;”

“To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress”

The state legislatures oversee elections, and Amendments 15, 19, 24, and 26 violated the state’s authority in holding elections. Article I, Section 4 states, “The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Places of chusing Senators.” These Amendments shifted power from the states to the Federal Government, thus altering the balance of power and the state’s ability to check federal tyranny. The states did not cede power to the Federal Government to regulate state, county, or city elections!

The states are not bound to obey Federal Judges, as they have no authority to enforce their opinions or constitutional jurisdiction without the aid of the executive. The Supreme Court is the weakest branch in the Federal Compact, and the jurists have terms on good behavior, not life terms. The exact wording in Article III, Section I is, “The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good Behaviour.”

Inferior Federal Courts are optional. Article III, Section I only requires a Supreme Court. “The judicial Power of the United States, shall be vested in one supreme Court, and in such inferior Courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.” Article III, Section 1 provides that Congress can limit appellate jurisdiction as made clear in Article III, Section 2 as follows: “In all the other Cases before mentioned, the Supreme Court shall have appellate Jurisdiction, both as to Law and Fact, with such Exceptions, and under such Regulations as the Congress shall make.”

In Federalist #78, Hamilton wrote as follows, “may truly be said to have neither FORCE nor WILL, but merely judgment; and must ultimately depend upon the aid of the executive arm even for the efficacy of its judgments.” This is further supported by James Madison in Federalist 51: “In the compound republic of America, the power surrendered by the people, is first divided between two distinct governments, and then the portion allotted to each, subdivided among distinct and separate departments. Hence a double security arises to the rights of the people. The different governments will controul each other; at the same time that each will be controlled by itself.” This is the concept of Nullification, where no state is bound to obey any unconstitutional act of the Federal government. This is also supported in the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions of 1798.

Our money is counterfeit; it is one hundred percent illegitimate and unconstitutional. Article I, Sections 8 and 10 respectively state as follows, “To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;” “No State shall … emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts;” The founders, after the collapse of the Continental dollar, did not authorize paper money.

The Federal Reserve is the fifth project of the Communist Manifesto. Here is project #5 as follows: “Centralization of credit in the hands of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.” Monetary inflation is robbing the savings of citizens and produced by a cowardly legislature.

The false illusion of prosperity is concealed in the declining wealth of a shrinking middle class, and American intellectual powers are stunted by excessive use of alcohol and drugs.

God save our Republic from our own destruction.

Lloyd W. Bailey, Jr.
Gainesville, FL

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  • Excellent – explained very well. Too bad we don’t have a public to understand and hold public officials to uphold our constitution. 🙂

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