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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

It is up to YOU to choose: Rule of Tyrants or Rule of Law

Andy Horning, candidate for Indiana Governor writes:

We’ve been “educated” away from Rule of Law in favor of Rule of Tyrants.

So here’s another attempt to clarify what’s been muddled in our government schools:
The most important, protective, abused and unknown words in Indiana law are these of Article 1, Section 25 of the Indiana Constitution:

No law shall be passed, the taking effect of which shall be made to depend upon any authority, except as provided in this Constitution.

It obviously applies to lawmakers, not to citizens. There can be no equivocation about that, since nobody but lawmakers can pass laws. Being a law, it’s of course a restriction on something. And in this case, it’s a clear restriction of authority to only what’s specifically written into the constitution, similar to that in the US Constitution’s tenth amendment.

This is fundamental, inviolable law. It can be eliminated by amendment, but as long as the constitution isn’t formally suspended, it is law.

It’s admittedly a little odd in sentence structure, so I’ll rephrase it in a more common vernacular: “No legislation can create or depend upon any powers not specifically granted by the constitution.”

I’ll rephrase again: “If the power’s not granted by the constitution, the power is denied.”

One more: “If it ain’t written down here, the answer is NO! Hands off! Leave the poor citizens alone!”

How did we mess this up and come to believe that constitutions are just a starting point in an unlimited grant of power over citizens? Well, because citizens, being human, have a flawed nature and a terrible default state. If you don’t regularly brush your teeth, you lose your teeth by default. If you don’t regularly brush away politicians, you lose your freedom, security, opportunity, wealth, and life …by default.


Concerned Taxpayer said...

This all started more than 40 years ago, under the control of democrats (liberals) who believe that they are the answer to all of mankinds problems.

It is continued by the 4th estate (the main-stream media) and the 5th estate (political pundits), all of whom continue to repeat the lies, mis-information, and desires of the left-wing, liberal democrats.

Even more sadly, the last four years, it has become more and more difficult to tell republicans from democrats. They (in an attempt to salvage their re-elections) have signed onto the liberal mantra of "cradle to grave entitlements" for anyone who wants them.

Anonymous said...

You know the problem...but are you going to vote for more of the same or Andy Horning?