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We talked about Federal abuse of power as it pertains to the commerce clause of the Constitution but there is also the abuse of power when it comes to the General Welfare clause. Our Founding Fathers envisioned a system of government that had at it’s core the welfare of ALL the people as a basic tenant. They expressly forbade the inclusion of any language in the Constitution that granted special favor to any specific entity. They empowered Congress to write laws that were designed to benefit the entire country and not just a specific person or corporation. You do not have to be a Constitutional expert to recognize how out of control our elected representatives were and are when it comes to taking care of special interests. Just look at all the laws enacted over railroads when they were the chief means of transportation in the latter half of the 19 th century. The Federal government used both the Commerce Clause and the General Welfare Clause to regulate every aspect of the railroads from construction to the price of a ticket and it still does to this day. If the first question asked when a bill is introduced into Congress was “Is this bill supported by the Constitution?” can you imagine how many bills would never make it to Committee? Better yet, if we went back and struck down all the laws that conflict with the Constitution, how would that reduce the size of our government? Congress has the authority to raise and spend money (taxes) but only for the general welfare of all the people!
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How did our government get to be as big as it is today? Actually, there are two reasons we do not have
even remotely the freedoms our Founding Fathers enjoyed. First, when hammering out the
Constitution, Congress was given the power to levy taxes and spend money. Alexander Hamilton said,
“Money is one of the essential agencies of Government. Without it no Government can exist, and
without the power to raise it, it cannot be had.”
This power was necessary for the preservation of the nation, but it was intended to be for the general
welfare of the people. Congress has no Constitutional authority to spend any money for anything that
does not benefit all the people. This is known as the Welfare Clause. Unfortunately, this clause has been
misconstrued and abused to the point that the original intent of our Founding Fathers has been lost. Our
current Congress taxes and spends uncontrollably. Government appetite for money is insatiable.
The second way our government grew to the behemoth it is today is through the Commerce Clause.
Congress was given the power to regulate commerce. The original intent was to ensure the free flow of
goods between the states. While our Constitution was being written, the states were engaged in trade
wars with each other and levying import taxes on goods from other states. Giving the power to regulate
commerce to Congress prevented the states from taking advantage of each other. Our founding Fathers
could not have foreseen that this power would be so perverted by our elected representatives. There
are over 4000 federal regulations attached to the hamburger you bought for lunch yesterday.
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When our Founding Fathers were hammering out our constitution, which would forever decide our system of government, there was much debate about how Congress would be structured. They established that the Lower House, the house of Representatives, would be based on population. Each state would elect a number of representatives based on how many people lived in that state. This reinforced their belief that the people were the ultimate authority and all power resided with them. The Founding Fathers firmly believed that government, while necessary, should be constrained and only perform a limited number of functions. They knew that the only way to preserve the liberty that the people should always enjoy was by limiting the impact the government had on their daily lives. What happened?
Hello Fellow Patriots,
I am incredibly sad and shocked about what happened during this last Special Session #32. This should be a wake up call for all incumbents and candidates seeking office this November. They will all need to step up their game and get out there to beat the bushes. Now that ballot harvesting is on the table, it is imperative that they redouble their efforts and we need to help them in any way that we can. We have to take back our legislature! I am afraid that the next thing they will try to shove down our throats is a state income tax. I would like to thank Nevada Families for Freedom/Eagle Forum for keeping us all informed as to the on goings of what proved to be a “very” Special Session indeed.
A protest against all mail-in ballots is planned for Tuesday, August 4th in downtown Reno at 5pm. The Governor passed Bill AB4 for ALL mail-in ballots. As we already have absentee ballots, all mail-in ballots are unnecessary and creates a large potential for fraud. Yet there is something we can do, we can make our voices heard by leaving a comment for the Governor. All you have to do is write, “VETO AB4!” http://gov.nv.gov/Forms/Share/ Additionally, AJR1 & AJR2 both passed, increasing the tax on mines by 385%. Mining is Nevada’s #1 industry. This is estimated to put about 40 or more of the 104 working mines, out of business. The link for comments is http://gov.nv.gov/Forms/Share/ .
There is a rally planned for this Saturday to ensure the Black Lives Matters (BLM) protesters are outnumbered and behave themselves. The rally against the BLM planned protest will be at the Judicial Law Enforcement Center (JLEC) 1038 Buckeye Road, Minden on August 8th and 15th from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. BLM is planning protests in Gardnerville for both Saturdays. As we all know, the majority of these protesters will be brought in from out of state. Gardnerville is being targeted in response to the Douglas County Sheriff, Dan Coverley, calling out the County Library Board for supporting BLM. Reminder: this is still Nevada and we are all allowed to open carry, or conceal with a permit.
The Election Integrity Project (EIP; website eip-ca.com/eipnv/), has been actively working to ensure your vote counts. They have uncovered numerous problems with voter registration roles and we all know the potential for fraud that exists with the all mail-in balloting system. To sign the petition they will be sending to President Trump, CLICK HERE. View the letter EIP has sent to Nevada’s Secretary of State, Barbara Cegavske addressing their findings CLICK HERE and their Press Release addressing thousands of ineligible persons that might receive mail in ballots CLICK HERE.
Finally, there will be an informal “Patriots in the Park” gathering at Pah Rah Mountain Park in Sparks on Sunday, August 9th at 6PM. Bring your own picnic and you might want a lawn chair as well. You will find details below.
Hold onto the bar people, we are in for a rough ride.
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