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THE CONSTITUTION HAS BEEN UNDER ATTACK SINCE LINCOLN
By Betty Freauf
July 11, 2003
Constitutional scholars scratched their heads once again when they heard how six of the nine Supreme Court judges, four of which were appointed by Republican presidents, had run roughshod over the Texas sodomy law.
Should we be surprised? The book The Real Lincoln (c) 2002 shows how Lincoln's Civil War was not necessarily about freeing the slaves. Remember, the winners of a war rewrite the history books.
While Jefferson and Madison opposed centralized government, it says Lincoln and the Republican Party used the slavery issue brilliantly to advance their real objective: establishing a consolidated federal government. During the Republican presidency of Richard Nixon, we were given the "Revenue Sharing Act of 1971", a Robin Hood in Reverse concept and one of the most totalitarian pieces of legislation ever to come out of the Congress of the U.S. It was the financial leverage which forced states to convert to full United Nations regionalism. However, no Congress person had the brains to ask how the federal government could share revenue with the states when it had no revenue to share. Our national debt as of December 31, 1971 was $424,130,961,959.95. www.publicdebt.treas.gov/opd/opd.htm Today we find federal aid granted to those local governmental entities who "cooperate" by jumping through the proper hoops and it is denied to those who do not.
Lincoln also confiscated firearms in violation of the Second Amendment and he effectively gutted the Ninth and Tenth Amendments to the Constitution which reserved powers to the states and to the people and were placed on the list of "rights" to safeguard personal liberties and to diffuse the power of a centralized government. But today the powers of the national government and state governments have been reversed and nearly all states facing severe budget problems have discovered too late that there is No Free Lunch!
Lincoln cracked down on the opposition by suspending the Writ of Habeas Corpus and he imprisoned newspaper editors, who dared criticize his actions for deciding to invade the South without the consent of Congress. One of those imprisoned was Francis Key Howard of Baltimore, the grandson of Francis Scott Key. Howard was imprisoned in Fort McHenry, the very spot where his grandfather composed "The Star Spangled Banner" which ends with the prophetic question "O say, does that Star Spangled Banner yet wave...?
So now that we've learned why we are in the predicament we are today financially, perhaps some old 1989 newspaper articles from the Washington Times may help to illustrate why the Supreme Court ruled the way they did on the Texas sodomy law.
June 29- Homosexual prostitution probe ensnares officials of Bush, Reagan. 'Call boys' took midnight tour of the White House. " It seemed a homosexual prostitution ring was under investigation by federal and District authorities and included among its clients key officials of the Reagan and Bush administrations, military officers, congressional aides and U.S. and foreign businessmen with close social ties to Washington's political elite. Editors of The Times said the newspaper would print only the names of those found to be in sensitive government posts or positions of influence.
June 29- Call-boy service prospers using high finance, high tech. Elaborate telephone switching equipment and out-of-town check cashing and credit card processing centers made it possible for Washington's homosexual escort services to launder hundred of thousands of dollars annually from clients....
June 30- Power broker served drugs, sex at parties bugged for blackmail. It seems a 48-year-old D.C. power broker who had long been linked to a homosexual prostitution ring was under investigation by the U.S. Attorney's Office. He threw glittery parties for key officials of the Reagan and Bush administrations, media stars and top military officers, bugged the gatherings to compromise guests, provided cocaine, blackmailed some associates and spent up to $20,000 a month on male prostitutes.
June 30- Capital has long been seduced by tales of sexual impropriety by noted Washingtonians which is almost as old as the nation itself. The article went on to describe sexual peccadillos of others in high places.
June 30 - The Republican National Committee calls the scandal a "tragic situation". A Justice Department spokesman said the investigation was being led by the Secret Service but denied the government was investigating the possibility that homosexuals held senior posts during the Reagan administration or were compromised by blackmail or by Soviet agents who may have used young male prostitutes for espionage purposes...and the White House distanced itself from the reports.
However, Rep. Barney Frank, a Massachusetts Democrat and self-proclaimed homosexual had threatened to reveal a list of Republican homosexuals in Congress. He said he was "not surprised" by the revelations. He said almost all Republican homosexuals were "in the closet so there is the impression there aren't any Republicans..." Former Congressman Bob Dornan (R-Cal) confirmed recently on his radio talk show that Barney was right.
So when someone tells you we can't legislate morality, remember, every person that is elected to office takes his or her ideas about what is right and wrong to that position from adultery to lying to zero population control (genocide, abortion and homosexuality). A Texas lawyer said the state could intervene in private matters to enforce morality but the Supreme Court overruled such an idea. When we no longer have any moral guidelines such as the Ten Commandments (they are not suggestions), a nation will soon collapse. It's happened in empires before ours. It will happen again.
© 2003 Betty Freauf - All Rights Reserved
Betty is a former Oregon Republican Party activist having served as state party secretary, county chairman, 5th congressional vice chairman and then elected chairman, a precinct worker for many years and twice ran unsuccessfully for the Oregon State Legislature. The Republican tradition is to stay neutral in Primary races but in Betty's case. They supported her opponent. E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
"While Jefferson and Madison opposed centralized government, it says Lincoln and the Republican Party used the slavery issue brilliantly to advance their real objective: establishing a consolidated federal government. During the Republican presidency of Richard Nixon, we were given the "Revenue Sharing Act of 1971", a Robin Hood in Reverse concept and one of the most totalitarian pieces of legislation ever to come out of the Congress..."