Preparing for this program and coming upon the McConnell – Chao collusion set my hair on fire!
The Articles of Confederation were clear that the States are sovereign governing entities. The final arguments about the Senate were that this body would represent the States in the national government. During the ratification debates the Original Intent of maintaining this State sovereignty was paramount. Yet, The Anti-federalists warned that cabal could corrupt the Senate and become an oligarchy if they Senator remained in office for more than two or three terms.
Well, here we are having exactly what the Anti-federalists predicted with an oligarchy in the Senate. Melancton Smith was specific about this in his 1788 Jun 25th argument: “As the clause now stands, there is no doubt that senators will hold their office perpetually; and in this situation they must of necessity lose their dependence, and attachments to the people. It is certainly inconsistent with the established principles of republicanism that the Senate should be a fixed and unchangeable body of men. There should be, then, some constitutional provision against this evil. A rotation I consider as the best possible mode of effecting a remedy. The amendment will not only have a tendency to defeat any plots which may be formed against the liberty and authority of the state governments, but will be the best means to extinguish the factions which often prevail, and which are sometimes so fatal to legislative bodies. This appears to me an important consideration. We have generally found that perpetual bodies have either combined in some scheme of usurpation, or have been torn and distracted with cabals. Both have been the source of misfortunes to the state. Most people acquainted with history will acknowledge these facts. Our Congress would have been a fine field for party spirit to act in. That body would undoubtedly have suffered all the evils of faction, had it not been secured by the rotation established by the Articles of Confederation. I think a rotation in the government is a very important and truly republican institution. All good republicans, I presume to say, will treat it with respect.”
With this in mind, I am hammering home the proven collusion and living example of what Melancton Smith argued – The McConnell / Chao collusion! Also, a super reference is another great work by Peter Schweizer!
With that, As always, remember: The Founders wanted us to gain knowledge and get involved! Being a Citizen is an Active involvement in our political life! Let’s get our feet on the street for this time is critical!
For today’s program:
- Articles of Confederation
- Melancton Smith – June 25, 1788 regarding the Senate (Correction: NY debate not Massachusetts)
- All Melancton Smith debate arguments
- 7 Explosive ‘Secret Empires’ Facts about Mitch McConnell and Elaine Chao
- Peter Schweizer “Secret Empires“
- This Book gets to the details of what is discussed in the program! New Book: ‘From Covenant To The Present Constitution’ More about it and Free look at Author’s Notes & Introduction. Get your copy at Amazon or at The Book Patch For a signed copy contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Seminars beginning June 23rd : http://www.samueladamsreturns.com/events/tale-of-two-constitutions-seminar/