e the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
he Conventions of a number of the States having, at the time of adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added, and as extending the ground of public confidence
in the Government will best insure the beneficent ends of its institution; “
OW, THEREFORE, I, Terry. E. Branstad, as Governor of the State of Iowa, do hereby invite all Iowans who choose to join in thoughtful and humble repentance according to II Chronicles 7:14 in favor of our state and nation to come together on July 14, 2014.”
A Federal Catechism
What Every American Needs to Know About Our Government
Today, the basic knowledge of the American Republic is all but lost. The purpose of this brief catechism is to restore this basic knowledge and empower people to make informed choices regarding our government. If we can restore this important information to a significant portion of the population, we will have taken a huge step in restoring our foundations and securing our freedoms.
What is a republican form of government?
In a republic, representatives are elected by the people to govern according to established law. Article IV, Sec. 4 of the U.S. Constitution guarantees to all the states a republican form of government. This means that our nation is a republic and our constitution is a republican document
How does a republic differ from a democracy?
In a democracy the people exercise their will directly by the vote of a majority. Though our government maintains the form of a republic by electing representatives, the essence of the republic is lost and it essentially operates as a democracy when the representatives are influenced by polls, popular opinion, and lobbyists instead of leading by the principles found in established law.
Why did the founders consider democracy a bad and unstable form of government?
The founders understood that humans, by nature, are fickle and capricious. Moods of the people change as often as the direction of the wind because they are easily influenced by propaganda, selfish desires, deception, or he who has the loudest megaphone. Below are just two of the many quotes reflecting the view of the founders.
“A simple democracy… is one of the greatest of evils.”
– Dr. Benjamin Rush
“Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have, in general, been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.”
– James Madison
Why does democracy degenerate toward socialism, poverty, and despotism?
A quote often attributed to Benjamin Franklin says: “When people find that they can vote themselves money; that will herald the end of the republic.” Though the accuracy of this quote has been questioned, the factuality of it is indisputable. Whenever government takes from those who work, and gives to those who do not, the groundwork is laid for class warfare. History has shown that democracies always produce socialism and dependent people who feel entitled to provision. The tension between the classes escalate until chaos ensues and government has to step in to forcefully bring order. This is despotism. As Margaret Thatcher said, “The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.” When this happens, those economically considered the “middle class” decrease or disappear and the result is poverty, loss of freedom, and despotic government.
What sets the American republic apart from other republics?
Though a republic means “ruled by law,” not all laws are good laws. A republic with bad laws is a shortcut to despotism. What sets the American republic apart is the source of its principles and laws. The Declaration of Independence reveals this source when it says that our rights come from the Creator and the purpose of government is to secure those rights. Noah Webster, the father of American Education, said, “…our citizens should early understand that the genuine source of correct republican principles is the Bible, particularly the New Testament, or the Christian religion.” Only where true Christian values are upheld do people have the ability to be self-governing which eliminates the need for most government oversight. This is why the American republic produced limited government and more freedom than any government in history.
When was the Republican Party established?
The republican form of government does not directly refer to the Republican Party. The idea of a republic has been around for most of human history. It is generally considered to have been birthed in Philadelphia when the party’s nominating convention opened on June 17, 1856. The founders of America were very adamant about clearly defining a republic. This is seen in the following correspondence between Noah Webster and English theologian and philosopher, Joseph Priestly.
“Sir, In your second letter, pages 8 and 9, you define democracy with a view to explain away the odious sense annexed to the word Democrat. You call the Constitution of this country a democracy, and every man who is not a Democrat, an enemy of this Constitution. But whatever you may call the true meaning of these words, the practice of our country has annexed to them and established a different signification. By democracy is intended a government where the legislative powers are exercised directly by all the citizens, as formerly in Athens and Rome. In our country this is not in the hands of the people, but their representatives. The powers of the people are principally restricted to the direct exercise of the rights of suffrage. Hence the material distinction between our form of government and those of the ancient democracies. … By republicans, we understand the friends of our representative governments, who believe that no influence whatsoever should be exercised in a state which is not directly authorized by the Constitution and laws.”
Where did the founders get the idea for the republican form of government?
Most researchers agree that the founders gleaned the general idea of a representative republic from Exodus, Chapter 18, which shows the election of representatives for different segments of the population. Moses’ father-in-law gave him the following advice so that he would not be over burdened:
Moreover you shall select from all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.
And let them judge the people at all times. Then it will be that every great matter they shall bring to you, but every small matter they themselves shall judge. So it will be easier for you, for they will bear the burden with you.
Which produces more freedom and security, a republic or a democracy?
Good law, as found in the original American republic, always produces more freedom and security. But planning for a secure future is virtually impossible in a democracy due to the fact that laws can change almost daily. In a republic, people can plan and lay the foundation for a secure free future because they are more confident that laws will remain consistent.
9. Which party in America championed the abolition of slavery?
The abolition of slavery, which was historically resisted by Democrats, was one of the founding principles of the Republican Party. Republican principles generate freedom, not slavery. Instead of the southern cotton plantations of the 18th and 19th centuries where slaves were dependent upon the plantation owners, socialistic democracies produce “urban plantations” where people are dependent upon government programs. Dependence upon government locks people of all races into minimal existence with no hope or future.
Why did the founders establish the right to keep and bear arms?
The right to keep and bear arms (the 2nd Amendment) was put in the Constitution so the citizens could stand against our own government in the event it grew tyrannical. St. George Tucker, a Revolutionary War militia officer, legal scholar, and later a U.S. District Court judge appointed by James Madison in 1813, gives us insight regarding what tyrannical forces were of concern.
“The right of self defense is the first law of nature: in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible. Wherever standing armies are kept up, and the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any color or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction.”
Which is intended by the Constitution to have broader powers, Federal Government or State government?
State government is intended to have broader power than Federal government. The Constitution was originally designed to restrict and limit the powers of Federal government while leaving much more latitude to the states. Today, we see an alarming increase in centralized federal power. The purpose of the Bill of Rights (the first 10 amendments to the Constitution) was to restrict federal government even more than the original Constitution. The Preamble to the Bill of Rights says:
The Conventions of a number of the States having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added..
As we can see the Bill of Rights was an effort to prevent abuse of federal power. The tenth amendment to this Bill of rights says:
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.
Why is federal government divided into three branches?
The founders were well aware of the flaws in human nature. So instead of consolidating power in one institution with fewer people, they divided the powers. The idea of three branches of government came from the Christian Bible. Isaiah 33:22 says: “For the Lord is our Judge, the Lord is our Lawgiver, The Lord is our King…” In this we find the basis for the Judicial Branch, the Legislative Branch, and the Executive Branch.
Congress is inherently more powerful because more people are involved. Congress is made up of 100 Senators and more than 430 Congressmen. This is intended to be a safeguard against fast changing laws. Congress is a “braking mechanism.” Gridlock is not always a bad thing.
The Executive Branch (President) is designed primarily for carrying out or executing legislation.
The Judicial Branch should be the weakest of the three. Its job is to interpret the laws and is advisory in nature and should never legislate or execute political agendas. Unfortunately, it has become too powerful, having been infiltrated by political operatives instead of by objective judges.
How do we restore the American Republic?
Supporting republican principles is much bigger than any one candidate. We must educate the people with the original principles of the American republic. This will empower them to, not only put republican principles back into the Republican Party, but to also elect representatives who most closely align with those principles. This document is a good start.
“I know of no safe depositor of the ultimate powers of society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power.”
The Strategy for Victory Begins with Sheriffs and Pastors
by John Guandolo
Victory is a word few people are using these days when discussing the war—a war against the entire Global Islamic Movement including ISIS, Al Qaeda, and the hundreds of other jihadi groups and nation-states supporting them.
Some do not know we are in a war. Others know but pretend we are not.
But some people know we are at war, know the enemy, and are willing to do whatever it takes to win. This article is for those people.
There exists in the United States a massive and growing conglomeration of hard-left/Marxist organizations working with jihadi (“terrorist”) leaders and organizations led primarily by the Muslim Brotherhood—preparing for battle at the ground level in America.
Our enemy has co-opted the elite class in America from both political parties who are providing direct support to them along the way.
When the threat organizations and supporters of the enemy movement are mapped across the U.S., it can be seen that a massive insurgency exists inside the United States.
A cursory examination of jihadi front organizations in America reveals there are now approximately three thousand Islamic centers/mosques in all fifty states (most of which are part of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Movement), over seven hundred Muslim students associations (recruiting jihadis) on every university/college campus in the U.S., almost two hundred Islamic societies (all subsidiaries of the MB’s Islamic Society of North America—ISNA), and thousands of other organizations the Muslim Brotherhood has created since it published its Implementation Manual in 1992 dictating the types of organizations which must be created for the Movement to achieve its objectives.
The Brotherhood has organizations dedicated to working with the U.S. Congress (taking them on junkets to Saudi Arabia), at the State Legislature level (taking them on junkets to Turkey), at the local level with school boards and city councils, with Christian and Jewish organizations through the facade of “Interfaith Outreach,” and through many other channels. President Bush implemented Sharia Compliant Financing measures during his time in office, thereby creating Islamic banking as an official part of the U.S. government—which necessarily funds jihad (“terrorism”). Legal, media, social, and children’s organizations are all part of this network.
For many, the problem seems too big to tackle. But that is not the case.
The remedy for an insurgency is a counterinsurgency. In a counterinsurgency, the focus of the battle is at the local level.
At the local level, local police become the focus of the main effort.
Local police are the leading edge of the spear in this war.
In order for local police to identify the jihadi network in their local areas, they must first understand the threat and be able to map it out. Once they do this, they can rip it out by its roots and dismantle it.
UTT’s experience is that when law enforcement officers hear and understand the information in UTT’s programs detailing Islamic sharia and the jihadi network in the United States, they understand it at a deep and practical level. Our enemy knows this, which is why they work very hard to keep UTT and its programs from ever being heard by professionals in law enforcement or national security.
The most powerful law enforcement officers in America are sheriffs.
In order for law enforcement to aggressively pursue the enemy, they must have the support of a community who understands the threat and agrees it must be dealt with.
Pastors are key leaders in this effort. And herein lies the problem.
American pastors, for the most part, have stood silent since 9/11 while hundreds of thousands of Christians all over the world have been and continue to be butchered, tortured, and slaughtered by the armies of Mohammad (ISIS, Al Qaeda, et al). Many pastors—of all faiths—have failed to speak truth into this evil that is destroying Christian communities across the Middle East, Africa, and elsewhere. Many Americans are stunned by what they describe as utter cowardice by Christian leaders.
Renowned Islamic expert Bill Warner puts it quite succinctly:
In Nashville, Tennessee we have a new clerical circumcision. The ministers to be and the seminarians get their foreskin removed, their testicles removed, their backbone removed, and the frontal lobes of their brain removed. It produces the perfect clergyman. He smiles, is very pleasant. But he grovels and can’t stand up on his back legs and support anything.
This must change. The faithful of America cannot passively sit by. They must take an active role in pushing leaders in their churches to speak truth and take action or step down.
County by county and state by state, this war will be won at the local level.
Citizens must support sheriffs who understand this threat and are willing to address it head on. Those who lack the knowledge or courage need to be given an opportunity to do the right thing, but if they do not, they must be replaced with leaders who will speak truth and protect and defend their communities.
Here are a few things you can do:
- Speak the truth about the threat. Citizens who do understand this threat must get to work on educating others and never let an opportunity go by in public forums, county school board meetings, or other venues to speak truth about this threat and identify local leaders unwilling or unable to do their duties so they can be removed and replaced with leaders who will act boldly.
- Share resources with others. Encourage people to use UTT’s resources to learn about the threat through our training programs, Newsletter, YouTube Channel, Facebook Page, and Twitter.
- Encourage your sheriff. Help your sheriff by getting a copy of Raising a Jihadi Generation for him and sharing your concerns with him. He will need to know the citizens are behind him. Help other leaders in the community understand the threat and bring them with you to speak with the sheriff.
- Speak to State Legislators. For sheriffs to do what is needed to identify and dismantle the jihadi network in America, they will need to cover at the state level from the DOJ and DHS’s assault on any community that tries to use facts to identify the threat and deal with it.
- Bring the UTT 3-Day Law Enforcement program to your area. Contact UTT to bring our team to your area to train law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and others so they can identify and address the threat.
- Remove MSAs from College/University Campuses in Your Area. The MSAs are MB organizations and are nodes of jihadi recruitment, propaganda, and hate on our campuses. Alumni from colleges and universities in your area should join together to pressure these schools to shut down the MSAs. One productive way to do this is to educate large donors about the jihadi network and the MSA’s role in it. Get donors to commit to refuse to give any money to their alma mater until the school punts the jihadis (MSAs) from their campus.
- Identify organizations in the Community Supporting the Jihadis. Many organizations are bringing jihadis into your communities under the guise of “refugee resettlement.” These include the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and Catholic Charities, Lutheran Immigrant Aid Society (LIAS), World Relief Corporation, Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, and many others. Citizens need to shut off the spigot of funding to these organizations until they cease outreach to and support of jihadis and their organizations.
- Host a Viewing of Understanding the Threat to America. Bring citizens together for a viewing of the DVD Understanding the Threat to America and have one of UTT’s leaders Skype in and answer questions and give updates for them to detail what can be done at the ground level to identify and dismantle the jihadi threat in your area.
As in any war, the majority of people will not get involved. It is up to the few who are willing and able to stand in the gap and defend the Republic.
You are needed now.
by Kevin Freeman
How Economic Terrorism Brought Down the U.S. Stock Market and Why It can Happen Again
Learn how you can help your Representatives prevent this from happening again.
Who’s really to blame for America’s catastrophic financial meltdown and devastating national recession? Contrary to what the “Occupy Movement” might tell you, it’s not just greedy Wall Street executives (though they certainly earned their share of scorn). It’s not just failed regulation (even though Washington has failed miserably, both Republicans and Democrats, to protect us). As one of America’s top financial professionals reveals in this shocking new book, the failures of Wall Street and Washington have opened us up to economic warfare, with our foreign enemies exploiting our lurking financial weaknesses.
In Secret Weapon, Kevin D. Freeman unveils how all the evidence-including motive, means, and opportunity-points to America’s foreign enemies as deliberately pushing our economy over the brink.
In this stunning exposé, Freeman reveals:
The evidence linking Communist China and Islamic finance to economic warfare against the United States.
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