Tuesday, October 04, 2005


Exposing the Constitution and other Illusions

Exposing the Constitution and other Illusions

Toward an American Revolution

James Madison is considered the father of the USA constitution since he was the primary author and designer of the authoritarian governmental structure established by it. Note Madison's derision, fear and loathing of democracy and his design and efforts to prevent it from being effected in the USA.

Note Madison's candid remarks: "...as had been observed (by Mr. Pinckney) we had not among us those hereditary distinctions of rank which were a great source of the contests in the ancient governments as well as the modern States of Europe...We cannot, however, be regarded even at this time as one homogeneous mass....In framing a system which we wish to last for ages, we should not lose sight of the changes which ages will produce. An increase of population will of necessity increase the proportion of those who will labor under all the hardships of life, and secretly sigh for a more equal distribution of its blessings. These may in time outnumber those who are placed above the feelings of indigence. According to the equal laws of suffrage, the power will slide into the hands of the former. [the common working people]"

"The man who is possessed of wealth, who lolls on his sofa or rolls in his carriage, cannot judge of the wants or feelings of the day-laborer. The government we mean to erect is intended to last for ages. The landed interest, at present, is prevalent; but in process of time, when we approximate to the states and kingdoms of Europe, when the number of landholders shall be comparatively small, through the various means of trade and manufactures, will not the landed interest be overbalanced in future elections? and, unless wisely provided against, what will become of your government? In England, at this day, if elections were open to all classes of people, the property of landed proprietors would be insecure. An agrarian law would soon take place. If these observations be just, our government ought to secure the permanent interests of the country against innovation. Landholders ought to have a share in the government, to support these invaluable interests, and to balance and check the other. They ought to be so constituted as to protect the minority of the opulent against the majority. The Senate, therefore, ought to be this body; and, to answer these purposes, they ought to have permanency and stability. Various have been the propositions; but my opinion is, the longer they continue in office, the better will these views be answered."

Clearly the 'checks and balances' in the USA government had little or nothing to do with power relationships between the 3 branches of his governmental model. In his design, all three braches were designed to be controlled by the rich few. It was that the rich as a class, "the minority of the opulent", were to be given extra powers not justified by their numbers so that they would be able to effectively veto or nullify any attempts by the common majority to legislate changes that would threaten their financial estates. In his design, neither the President nor the members of the elite Senate were to be subject to direct election by the people. These were to be vetted through the rich class that controlled the state governments. [You know.. its that 'electorial college' thing that has been in the news in recent years, which was one of the gimmicks used to distance selection of the President from the people.] Why wasn't I taught this in my required high school American History and Civics classes?

Excerpted from:

Toward an American Revolution
Exposing the Constitution and other Illusions
Jerry Fresia Chapter 3
The Constitution: Resurrection of An Imperial System
Go to http://www.cyberjournal.org for the whole book online....

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