Does the Federal Government Follow the Constitution?

From our good friend Thomas E. Bumgardner, author of three books pertaining to the Constitution of the United States:

1-The 10th Amendment states, 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. Nowhere in the Constitution is the United States , the government of the United States , given the power to draft citizens to forcibly serve in military service. In fact, the 13th Amendment prohibits that very action except as a punishment for felonies: Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction;

2-Nowhere in the Constitution is the United States given power to seize your property for private use. When the United States Supreme Court made that law, they violated their oaths of office on two counts. (a) The first article of the Constitution states that only Congress may legislate, and (b) no power is given in the Constitution for any such law;

3-The United States Supreme Court ruled in 1920 [Evans v. Gore, 253 U.S. 245(1920)], that federal judges were not required to pay income taxes. Federal judges are citizens of the United States . If there is a law requiring citizens to pay income taxes, the Supreme Court was untruthful in their decision. If the Supreme Court was honest with their decision, there is no law requiring citizens to pay income taxes, as the Internal Revenue Service maintains. It cannot be both ways;

4-Article 8 of the Constitution authorizes the Congress “to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States.” When Congress paid the nation of Liechtenstein $2 million not to grow goods in Texas , that payment was not for the general welfare of the United States . That was a criminal act;

5-Congress protected federal employee criminal actions from prosecution with the Federal Tort Claims Act. Senator Robert C. Byrd sent to me a letter on October 2, 2008 stating, in part, “Thank you for contacting my office to request information on any law that makes federal employees immune from criminal charges. … In an effort to be helpful, I am enclosing a copy of a report on the subject prepared by the US Congressional Research Service (CRS) on the Federal Tort Claims Act. The Federal Tort Claims Act immunizes federal employees from acts or omissions that involves certain policy decisions.” A most egregious criminal act was the intentional shooting and killing by an FBI agent of a young woman standing in her doorway with her 10 month old baby in her arms in Ruby Ridge Idaho . That agent had been told by his superior to “shoot to kill” and no one has faced criminal charges even though the United States paid in excess of $3 million for the murder. If there is no law requiring citizens to pay income taxes, the Federal Tort Claims Act protects the federal employees while they steal our property and imprison us when we have violated no laws;

6-When a United States Senator was aware that bonuses were going to be paid to employees of a private firm receiving stimulus funds, that Senator violated his oath of office by authorizing the payment of funds which were not for debts, nor for the common defense nor for the general welfare of the United States.


Post a Comment

I reserve the right to delete profane, obscene, or otherwise insulting messages. So please, keep it clean.

While you're at it, visit our message boards!