“The whole conspiracy idea is cockeyed. We had orders to obey the head of state. We weren’t a band of criminals meeting in the woods in the dead of night to plan mass murders…” ~ Hermann Goering, 1 May 1946 (Committed suicide to avoid hanging)
“I was given this assignment which I could not refuse–and besides, I did everything possible to treat [the foreign slave laborers] well.” ~ Fritz Saukel, 23 February 1946 (Hanged for crimes against humanity)
“I don’t see how they can fail to recognize a soldier’s obligation to obey orders. That’s the code I’ve live by all my life.” ~ Alfred Jodl, 1 November 1945 (Hanged for crimes committed)
I fully understand why people get very defensive whenever any acts by supposedly good Americans are compared to Hitler and Nazi Germany, but when considering the rapid descent into abject Socialism in this country during the past 12-14 years, could it be time to take the gloves off and realize we seem to be following in the footprints of history? Continue reading
“In Northern Missouri the irregularities of the soldiers – such as taking poultry, pigs, milk, butter, preserves, potatoes, horses, and in fact everything they want; entering and searching houses, and stealing in many cases; committing rapes on the negroes and such like things – the effect has been to make a great many union men inveterate enemies…Then drunkenness is a great curse of officers and men…I can fully substantiate all I have written.” ~ John T.K. Hayward, Unionist and general agent for the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad, August 13, 1861 in a letter forwarded to Secretary of War, Simon Cameron as found in War of the Rebellion: A compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Volume 3 page 459 Continue reading
“The fact is that there is a serious danger of this country becoming a pluto-democracy; that is, a sham republic with the real government in the hands of a small clique of enormously wealthy men, who speak through their money, and whose influence, even today, radiates to every corner of the United States.” ~ William Gibbs McAdoo (1863-1941)
This past month I traveled back to my beloved South to enjoy time spent with special friends, new acquaintances and cherished family. While there, a fact my mind has been trying to escape for a couple of decades reasserted itself: the South of my childhood days exists only in the memories of those of us who experienced them.
Where did they go? First of all one must come to grips with the fact that those were moments in time as opposed to a geographic location. Thomas Wolfe said it best in the title of his book: You Can’t Go Home Again.
The natural question then becomes; how did we get here from there? I believe a thorough investigation of the facts and truths of history will show that the battle has always been about the same ideals of Liberty, centralization, subjugation and control. Continue reading
“A hypocrite despises those whom he deceives, but has no respect for himself. He would make a dupe of himself too, if he could.” ~ William Hazlitt
A person, who claims to be a constitutionalist and votes for anyone whom they know has violated the constitution and therefore their sacred oath is like the person who claims to be a teetotaler because they only drink on the weekend.
It is absolutely impossible to support the constitution while at the same time voting for the lesser of evils or one candidate over the other because of party, friendship, personal beliefs, perceived civic duty or any other paradoxical vacillation of the emotional mindset. Continue reading
“The financiers’ motives in the war were not as glorious as the motives of many fine young men when they marched in ranks mowed down at Second Manassas, Fredericksburg, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Second Cold Harbor, and other such battles. The true object, for which those boys were uncaringly and needlessly sacrificed, was to transform national debt into private control of banking and currency in the United States. ~ John Remington Graham, Blood Money: the Civil War and the Federal Reserve (Emphasis added)
“The capitalists and stock gamblers in Europe, by their alliance with the political adventurers of America, carefully planned this war in the interest of despotism and the funding systems. They anticipated every argument, and prepared the public mind for war in advance. During the war they prepared for the debt and continued the war that the debt might reach its present enormous extent.” ~ Henry Clay Dean, Crimes of the Civil War and Curse of the Funding System, Innes and Company, Baltimore, 1868 (Emphasis added)
For decades the people of this country have been told by politicians, bureaucrats, members of the Supreme Court, school teachers, professors and many authors that the cause of the War for Southern Independence was fought to free an oppressed people and to preserve the Union of our forefathers. How surprising it will be to many to learn the real reason for the war is the same reason our country is financially destitute and governed by unconstitutional tyrants, all the while simultaneously involved in empire building around the world which steadily adds to our overwhelming indebtedness.
Every war this country has entered into in my lifetime has been to secure for the international bankers the assets of other countries and increasing the debt of our country using our military as the means of procurement; all the while lining their pockets with untold wealth while pushing this country farther and farther into financial and moral bankruptcy. Continue reading
Author’s note: All too many Americans accept the unconstitutional tyrannical government we have today, including the waging of unconstitutional wars, all of which saw its genesis in Abraham Lincoln and his Republican Party minions. This is blindly accepted because somehow it was/is seen as a fair trade off for freeing an oppressed race of people. Nothing could be more historically false.
“Mr. Pendleton, if the Republicans lose their little war; they’re voted out in the next election and they return to their homes in New York, or Massachusetts or Illinois, fat with their war profits; if we lose, we lose our country, we lose our independence, we lose it all.” ~ General Thomas Jonathan Jackson (Stonewall) 1862.
At some point in late 1862, the Abraham Lincoln led republican administration realized that their unconstitutional, immoral war perpetrated on the people of the South was generating a tremendous loss of life and property and at some point history would demand an explanation for what could only be considered treason. They also realized that should they lose this war there would certainly be legal repercussions for their blatant disregard for the limits of the Constitution. Lincoln, after all, had ordered up an Army of 75,000 soldiers to invade citizens of his own country. Continue reading
“If there were any seeds in this constitution that might, one day produce a consolidation, it would be, sir, with me, be an insuperable objection, I am so perfectly convinced so extensive a country as this can never be managed by one consolidated government… if the state governments vanish, the general government must vanish also… The state governments can put a veto, at any time, on the general government, by ceasing to continue the executive power.” ~ William Richardson Davie, North Carolina Ratification Convention, 1788
“[The constitution] was framed upon truly republican principles; and that, and as it is expressly designed to provide for the common protection and general welfare of the United States, it must be utterly repugnant to this constitution to subvert the state governments, or oppress the people.” ~ Alexander Hamilton, New York State Ratification Convention, 1788
It is absolutely imperative that in order to gain an understanding of the founders intent as to the meaning of the Constitution, one must know the difference between our Constitution as ratified and our constitution as interpreted by members of the general government itself, their willing dupes and useful idiots. Continue reading
“The State Declarations of Rights are not repealed by this Constitution; and being in force are sufficient…” ~ Roger Sherman, Judge, Member of Continental Congress and distinguished member of the Constitutional Convention of 1787.
There exists in our country a large number who believe that our Constitution came complete with a Bill of Rights attached. To not understand the process that brought us that Bill of Rights is to be ignorant of much of the meaning of our Constitution and the history of the founding era.
There were only four members of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 who pressed for the addition of a Bill of Rights. Many felt it was unnecessary and from the quote of Roger Sherman above we could understand their reasoning. Continue reading
“To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history?” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
Anyone who believes that all is required for a full understanding of our Constitution and Bill of Rights is to take the very short time required to read them will find themselves in quite a quandary. Trying to reconcile what they have read with what someone selling DVD’s and books states, as well as what is declared gospel by someone wearing a black robe, will prove difficult. Of course these black robed oracles are collecting monies and benefits from dollars stolen from those they must steer and incorporate into their employer’s agenda. Continue reading
Recently, I found myself embroiled in a lively debate concerning private property rights versus the powers of government as it pertains to the “common good” or what boils down to government protecting people from their neighbors and the uncertainties of nature. I remain amazed at the belief by many that a group of people acting as a branch of government somehow collectively possess celestial abilities unobtainable by mere individuals acting alone in pursuance of their individual rights.
To that end I believe it is absolutely mandatory that everyone understand that government at any level can only exert power over others by first participating in acts that if perpetrated by private individuals would constitute a crime. I speak specifically of extortion and robbery, which if done by government is by necessity referred to in a much more mentally palatable term: taxation. Yes, that is correct; governments could not perform any function whatsoever without the use of other people’s money or OPM. Continue reading
Of course the “Libertarian” website I was writing for at the time chose not to publish but in the light of recent revelations such as those I sent out yesterday perhaps this piece deserves another look-see. (M.G.)
In the month of April I traveled to the Arizona border and worked as a volunteer with the Minuteman Project. Upon returning I wrote an article that appeared at LRC. For several days that followed I received many emails, including fellow writers at LRC who took issue with my stance on protecting our borders. I understand the issue this raises with those who believe in the open border policy advocated by many Libertarians. My question is: can we live with the theory of open borders when obviously what we are experiencing is not people immigrating for a better way of life, but an invasion?
The one question that I never received an answer to from all those who wrote me in opposition to my position was: with the current open border policy and the welfare state how do we protect the private property of not only those who live on the U.S. side of the border, but others whose private property is being destroyed by the criminal element that constantly flows across our porous borders? Continue reading
“The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities of Citizens in the several States.” ~ Article IV Section II, US Constitution.
Recently, Constitution instructor Michael Badnarik responded to a reader’s inquiry concerning the Constitution of the state of Nevada and how it relates to the recent events in that state with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and rancher Cliven Bundy. Badnarik very adroitly challenges the blatant dichotomy found in Section 2 of that document. I list them separately below for obvious reasons.
“All political power is inherent in the people. Government is instituted for the protection, security and benefit of the people; and they have the right to alter or reform the same whenever the public good may require it. Continue reading
“The judiciary of the United States is the subtle corps of sappers and miners constantly working underground to undermine our Constitution from a co-ordinate of a general and special government to a general supreme one alone. This will lay all things at their feet. … I will say, that “against this every man should raise his voice,” and, more, should uplift his arm …” ~ Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Thomas Ritchie, Sept. 1820
Well, it would appear that ignorance of our Constitution and the intent of the Framers of that document has reached an all-time high. The majority of responses coming from the species Ignoramus Americanus, especially in dealing with the Nazi like actions of the Bureau of Land Management in Nevada, directed against rancher Cliven Bundy, is that the Federal Courts have “so ruled” in one manner or another and therefore their decisions preclude and overrule any Natural or Common rights Mr. Bundy and by default “we the people” might have. Continue reading
…In this excerpt from the book “They thought they were free. The Germans, 1933-45” and the circumstances and political happenings in this country over the past few decades, please go back to sleep!!! (M.G.)
But Then It Was Too Late
by Milton Mayer
“What no one seemed to notice,” said a colleague of mine, a philologist, “was the ever widening gap, after 1933, between the government and the people. Just think how very wide this gap was to begin with, here in Germany. And it became always wider. You know, it doesn’t make people close to their government to be told that this is a people’s government, a true democracy, or to be enrolled in civilian defense, or even to vote. All this has little, really nothing, to do with knowing one is governing.
“What happened here was the gradual habituation of the people, little by little, to being governed by surprise; to receiving decisions deliberated in secret; to believing that the situation was so complicated that the government had to act on information which the people could not understand, or so dangerous that, even if the people could understand it, it could not be released because of national security. And their sense of identification with Hitler, (Insert your favorite politician here; Bush and/or Obama, both are applicable) their trust in him, made it easier to widen this gap and reassured those who would otherwise have worried about it. Continue reading
“The Fourth Amendment and the rights it secures have a long history. At the very core stands the right of a man to retreat into his own home and there be free from unreasonable government intrusion.” ~ Potter Stewart
With the coming of each election cycle, it seems most folks choose their favorite issue on which to stand and also use that issue as a barometer for the politicians they support. Possibly the most dangerous thing to Liberty, other than government itself, is the one issue voter.
The last election here in Colorado brought into office a group of politicians who thought the climate was right to attack the Second Amendment. The terribly flawed false flag that was the Aurora shooting would be their catalyst to introduce, promote and pass draconian pieces of legislation. Possibly never before in the history of the state of Colorado has the ignorance of those chosen to public office been more palpable and in full view for all the country to see. Continue reading
“All lawful authority, legislative and executive, originates from the people.” ~ James Burgh
“Life, liberty and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place.” ~ Frederic Bastiat
It is no small wonder that our Constitution and Bill of Rights are so greatly misunderstood in this era of the dominance of the Public Fool System and the almost complete lack of intelligent discourse on the subject by the majority of Americans.
The questions abound: Is it a “living document” or is it a dead letter? Is it outdated and in severe need of being amended or is it still relevant in our electronic age? Most of these questions and statements emanate from either a misunderstanding of the meaning of words or a complete ignorance of the intent of the majority of our founders and the state delegates who voted to ratify. Continue reading
“I am afraid I cannot be of much help with your problem, principally because I cannot imagine that such a question could ever reach the Supreme Court. To begin with, the answer is clear. If there was any constitutional issue resolved by the Civil War, it is that there is no right to secede. (Hence, in the Pledge of Allegiance, “one Nation, indivisible.”) Secondly, I find it difficult to envision who the parties to this lawsuit might be. Is the State suing the United States for a declaratory judgment? But the United States cannot be sued without its consent, and it has not consented to this sort of suit.
I am sure that poetic license can overcome all that — but you do not need legal advice for that. Good luck with your screenplay.” ~ US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in a letter to Dan Turkewitz, playwright, 2006 Continue reading
When James Madison left New York for Philadelphia on May 2nd 1787, he carried with him, not the proposed amendments to the Articles of Confederation which was the mandate of the convention but an entirely new idea for a constitution that would make the “National” government supreme with the states nothing but subdivisions of the central government structure. His proposal would grant the national government veto power over all state laws. Madison’s plan was totally contrary to the results of the recent war with England which gave primary power to the states with the central government only allowed the powers the states saw fit to provide. Madison’s plan called for a consolidated union that would virtually annihilate the states. The states would only be maintained as long as they could be “subordinately useful.”
In opposition to this proposed form of government, New York delegate John Lansing would most astutely observe that the states would never have consented to select delegates to attend a convention that would lead to their destruction. Continue reading
“I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so.” ~ Abraham Lincoln, First Inaugural Address, Monday 4 March, 1861
Cherokee Stand Watie
The great debate on whether the so-called Civil War was fought to free an enslaved people or to collect an oppressive, confiscatory tariff will continue as long as there are people who seek to justify the destruction of the South and the deaths of over 700,000 Americans in order to cover for an avoidable, unnecessary war in which the principle of “consent of the governed” was destroyed and became instead mere words on parchment.
Almost totally forgotten are the American Indians and their role of resistance in this great crime against humanity, initiated and managed by a man who very possibly violated our Constitution more than any other president in our history.
“This [Lincoln’s] amazing disregard for the Constitution was considered by nobody as legal. One man was the government of the United States,” wrote historian Clinton Rossiter, who also referred to Lincoln as a “great dictator.” Continue reading
“We all want progress, but if you are on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.” ~ C.S. Lewis
For the past several decades I have become more and more confused by those who believe the road to constitutional, smaller, less intrusive government is the one traveled by the lesser of two Socialists. I have heard all the ridiculous arguments: a vote for a constitutionalist is a vote for a Democrat and voting for a constitutionalist is a wasted vote. Are we to believe standing behind the principles of the Constitution are somehow to be cast aside in the hopes of political victory by a “lesser” Socialist.
The quest for power by both political parties has led us to the point that we have at least one very expensive, bureaucratic federal agency promoting and/or protecting all ten planks of the Communist Manifesto. Every president since Richard Nixon has signed an executive order in support of the United Nations and Agenda 21. We are currently headed for a 20 trillion dollar national debt, and that of course is not counting a myriad of unfunded mandates with a militarized police force for dessert. Continue reading
“The Matrix is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.” ~ Morpheus
Almost every day there is an email in my inbox that says in some form or another: “OK, I see what the problem is but how do we fix it?” Many are asking the question to which they really don’t want an answer, especially if they have not gained the foresight and courage to escape the political matrix.
The political matrix is where people whose brain tells them something is terribly wrong but whose emotions will not allow them to face the reality that by continually voting for the lesser of two tyrants, they themselves, just as much as the liberals, are responsible for the looming economic and political tsunami that is bearing down on this country.
There are several reactions to fear. While the most dangerous is full scale panic, almost equally dangerous is denial. Denying one’s political proclivities are responsible for the danger they have placed themselves and others in is highly preferred to facing the truth. Continue reading
“The thesis I venture to submit to you is as follows: That during the past forty or fifty years those who are responsible for education have progressively removed from the curriculum of studies the Western culture which produced the modern democratic state; That the schools and colleges have, therefore, been sending out into the world men who no longer understand the creative principle of the society in which they must live; That deprived of their cultural tradition, the newly educated Western men no longer possess in the form and substance of their own minds and spirits and ideas, the premises, the rationale, the logic, the method, the values of the deposited wisdom which are the genius of the development of Western civilization; That the prevailing education is destined, if it continues, to destroy Western civilization and is in fact destroying it.
I realize quite well that this thesis constitutes a sweeping indictment of modern education. But I believe the indictment is justified and here is a prima facie case for entering this indictment.” ~ Walter Lippmann, speaking before the Association for the Advancement of Science, December 29, 1940
So, some 74 years ago, Walter Lippmann had the foresight to see and the courage to put into words what so-called progressives were doing to children in the American gulag we call Public Education; there was being sent out into the world people who no longer understood the “creative principle of society.” When you look at the steadily increasing number of students who feel somehow compelled to bring a weapon to school, you are seeing what this dreadful concept and the socialists who scream for more of your money to complete their task of destroying our children has wrought.
Locally, we have designated millions of dollars to provide a nicer container for this abject failure. Crap is crap regardless of what the box it comes in looks like or how many athletic fields it has. Continue reading
“Beyond the edge of the world there’s a space where emptiness and substance neatly overlap, where past and future form a continuous, endless loop. And, hovering about, there are signs no one has ever read, chords no one has ever heard.” ~ Haruki Murakami
The great circle of political madness has resumed; a president, in his last term of office is being attacked by political opponents and members of the media. While these attacks are by no means unwarranted, they are preplanned and will see increasing intensity until Election Day 2016.
The content of these attacks is not aimed at influencing the hard core supporters of the opposing political party, instead they are aimed at the people who actually determine most legal elections, at least those not controlled by electronic voting machines: the great undecided.
Political party hacks and rabid supporters are faithful to a fault. The Republican Party worshippers would support a reincarnated Adolf Hitler if he gained the party nomination. They would also support the construction of new gas chambers if the hated Muslims were to be the subject of “a final solution,” conveniently forgiving and forgetting members of the Republican party hierarchy who have facilitated and supported militant Muslims over the past 4 decades. Continue reading
“The men the American people admire most extravagantly are the most daring liars; the men they detest most violently are those who try to tell them the truth.” ~ H.L. Mencken
We have two major political parties in our country today, one’s great claim to fame is they are unabashedly Socialist and have found nothing in Marx’s political philosophies with which they do not agree. Unfortunately, the other major political party is now reduced to simply claiming they are not the other party. They also claim that even though they have supported and voted for the same socialist policies of the other party, it was all just a simple “mistake” and for that they should not be held accountable.
We are also supposed to overlook as a minor distraction the fact this party has resorted to a litany of illegal and immoral attacks on any candidate in their party who claims to adhere to the Constitution and Bill of Rights. The past two presidential elections provide a plethora of evidence to support this statement. In fact, at breakfast just a couple of days ago, one of the party faithful claimed the Constitution does not matter and if those of us who clamor for Liberty don’t shut up and get in line behind the Republican Party’s chosen candidate, we will end up electing Democrats. Continue reading
We don’t need no steenkin’ new Constitution…
There is a growing movement in our country to have a new Constitutional Convention in which acting in accordance with Article V of our Constitution we add amendments to that governing document. This should be done, we are told, in order to force those we elect to office to abide by their sacred oaths “to uphold and defend.” The very basic fact we have been reelecting those who don’t abide by those constitutional mandates in large numbers—in election after election—seems to be lost on the masses.
I would propose that instead of adding more amendments we actually look at repealing several that have led to the decline of our country and its overwhelming indebtedness. While I would offer the 14th, 16th and 17th as prime candidates for repeal, I believe we should start first with the 14th; an amendment that was never properly ratified and several of the states that did vote to ratify did so under threat and coercion. Also, the actual citizens of those several states had no representation in the state legislatures that voted to amend. Continue reading
Well, the season has arrived. Right along with Christmas season comes the arrival of politicians preparing for the next election, just a little less than a year away. Surveys will go out; meet and greets will occur and as the weather begins to heat up come spring so will the various campaigns. Political concepts are being bandied about as I write; most of them terribly flawed.
Heard this past weekend by a former state legislator, one who will certainly be in the hunt to reclaim his lost seat, was the comment: “Well, after the primary, I will be in full support of whoever wins.” This concept is flawed on so many points I’m not sure where to start. First off the author of this comment is saying, in effect, “I don’t care what this candidate’s agenda is or whether he/she has a clue as to the meaning of constitutional governance, I will be working hard to get them elected.” Is this blind faith in a particular political party or is this person simply saying, “I’m not intelligent enough or knowledgeable enough to choose candidates on my own so I will let other voters and my political party do that for me.” The failed concept here is this person is himself running for office. If he is elected, whom will he choose to think for him then? He has already stated nothing he does is based on our Constitution, which is the primary object that all elected and most appointed officials take a sacred oath to uphold and defend. And we ask: how did we get in this mess? Continue reading
224 years ago today, our Bill of Rights, when ratified by the state of Virginia, became the “law of the land.” Unfortunately for Liberty, those rights are almost as inaccessible to the people today as the original document that is stored in the National Archives. To make matters worse, the great majority of people in this country know more about who plays who today in the NFL than they do about their unalienable rights as listed in the first ten amendments to our Constitution, and those we elect to protect our rights, in most cases, know even less.
Today, throughout our land, we are beset with a myriad of complaints about the Affordable Care Act, (ACA) which is proving to be anything but affordable. What was ignominiously dubbed Obamacare was passed by both houses of Congress; signed by the President; blessed by five of the nine members of the Supreme Court; then funded with the help of 114 Republican members of Congress, who no doubt did so to provide their party something hated to run against in the next election. Never mind this act is blatantly unconstitutional.
How can it be unconstitutional you say when all the above things were done before it became “law”? Don’t we have to do what the President, Congress and the Supreme Court say we do? Well, that incorrect assumption is quite pervasive in today’s world, basically because the people are ignorant of the rights enumerated in the Bill of Rights. Continue reading
As the old saying goes “it’s hard to argue with results” and nowhere is that more evident than the sliding of this country into abject Marxism over several decades. In no way has this been a “sneak attack.” The Leftist Progressives have succeeded with a frontal attack on our Constitution and Bill of Rights, openly endorsing the tenets of the Communist Manifesto in the Democratic Party Platforms of every decade in modern times.
I wish I could state that they have been opposed in this rush to Marxism by a stalwart Republican Party that has fought the advance of Marxist Socialism at every turn. Unfortunately, that would be a gross exaggeration.
On many occasions, such as the recent funding of the Affordable Care Act aka Obamacare, the Leftist Progressives have been joined in their efforts by a significant number of so-called conservative Republicans, (114) many whom gained office by claiming opposition to the very pieces of legislation they voted to fund. Perhaps only in the eyes of a really dumb six year old can there be seen any difference in voting for Marxism or voting to provide the money needed for its implementation. Continue reading
“Ignorant men raise questions that wise men answered thousands of years ago” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
As stated in the Declaration of Independence, we are all endowed with certain inalienable rights. Our problem lies in the fact that an overwhelming majority of Americans do not know what those rights are or how they are guaranteed. The question I ask so often in my Constitution classes is: If you don’t know what your rights are, how do you know when they are taken away?
We have Natural Rights and rights guaranteed by our Constitution and Bill of Rights, both in our country and in our respective states. The education system and the media in this country are designed to obscure as much as possible any facts about your rights, while at the same time teaching everyone how to “feel” about everything. Would you find it strange to know that all the issues debated in our presidential debates in 2012 were completely unconstitutional? Continue reading
James Bayard III is probably the best US Senator, with the possible exception of John C. Calhoun, which almost no one has ever heard of. Just imagine a Senator who believed so strongly and had such passion for our Constitution and Bill of Rights he could speak on the subject for three consecutive days—and without a teleprompter and a squad of speech writers. November 15th was/is his birthday; he was born 213 years ago today.
In the spring of 1861, Senator Bayard of Delaware took to the floor of the US Senate and spoke for the above mentioned three days. The entire text of the speech which he titled “Executive Usurpation” can be found for download here. It is also available in book form from Amazon.com should you prefer to contribute to the free market economy. Continue reading