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"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." - John 8:32
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Author:  Gerald V. Todd
Bio: Gerald V. Todd
Date:  February 28, 2012
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Ignore Pretended Legislation, Pay the Price
From the Declaration of Independence: “He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his assent to their acts of pretended legislation.”

A more detailed discussion may be found:

What did the Founders mean? Are we any different today when facing lust for power? It can always boil down to greed and the love of money, but are things done differently today? We don’t need a great legal dissertation by a lawyer, elected official or statesman who has drifted from his or her solemn oath to protect and defend the Constitution. Let’s look at some key phrases from a common sense point of view:

• Combined with others: In any form of government a people are subject to, there will always be interests competing for security of position and a piece of the pie. Corporations, unions, currency manipulators, speculators, academicians, and despots all jockey for power. Most people are primarily interested in pursuing careers, raising families, enjoying life and making meaningful contributions to society with their gifts and talents. We elect representatives to keep these passions under control and maintain an arena of fair play so all may have the opportunity to prosper. No guarantees, just opportunity within the law.

• Jurisdiction foreign to our constitution: There are groups and individuals in all three branches of government that believe our Constitution is outdated or dead. Even some past and present Supreme Court justices look to international law and the constitutions of various other nations for something new and more capable of manipulation.

• Unacknowledged by our laws: Recess appointments and Executive Orders are being applied with abandon as the Administration thumbs its nose at the House of Representatives. With the Senate blocking all normal legislative channels, recess appointments and Executive Orders are easily accomplished since it is also the Senate that is empowered to impeach elected officials for irresponsible and treasonous actions.

• Acts of pretended legislation: Today pretended legislation means conspiring with international financial speculators and passing laws so complicated and indefinable that they are loaded with select privileges, poison pills and bureaucratic license that “eat out the people’s substance.” Politicians and lobbyists would hate it for a while, but the first remedy should be: No law should exceed one specific subject area or 100 pages in length, or it is by definition, pretended legislation. It took only 27 pages to launch the Interstate Highway System!

With Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals and Cloward and Pivens strategies, the Administration’s handlers are overwhelming the system with harassment, untenable regulations, fines, lawsuits and we surrendering our sovereignty. They have created dependency by a large segment of the population through ignorance of our laws, traditions and history and usurping the parental role and responsibility for raising children. The state has no capacity for love. While we’re compartmentalizing our legislation into bite-size segments, our constitutionally sworn representatives have a lot of existing legislation to repeal and bureaucrats to retrain into honest occupations to avoid wasting their God-given gifts and talents.

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Biography - Gerald V. Todd

Jerry is a retired engineer with strong experience in environmental innovation which he still applies today with 2 clean water and energy saving technologies. His life avocation in writing and study of philosophical and biblical themes as they apply to the body politic's spiritual warfare. He survived stage 4 Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2006; now in excellent health. A graduate of the University of Illinois (1958, Industrial Engineering), Jerry had post graduate studies at both the University of San Francisco and the University of Santa Clara in California between 1961 and 1963 (Logic, Marketing). As co Founder and seminar presenter he was awarded a Ph.D. in Philosophy at Valley Christian University operating under California private-post secondary statutes for mid career student, VCU was the pioneer external degree school for mid career students. Its course structures were picked up by several well known Christian colleges. Hosted local broadcast radio and TV shows, "Religion on the Line" and "The News Firm" (jointly with wife, Joanne), respectively. Jerry has published several books that are available at Amazon. Jerry is available to speak as a visiting lecturer at the high school, college or community organization level. Jerry is married 55 years to Joanne Dean Todd – 3 children, 8 grandchildren.

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