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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:  October 23, 2013
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Topic category:  National Crisis - Saving our Constitutional Republic

A Tea Party Manifesto
Ignore Pretended Legislation, Pay the Price

What did the Founders mean by “pretended legislation” in the Declaration of Independence? Are things different today in our lust for power? It usually boils down to greed and the love of money, a complete reversal of priorities where money is master instead of servant providing a medium of exchange, thrift, risk and philanthropy. We don’t need to be diverted by a bombastic oration by a President or statesman who has drifted far from his or her solemn oath to protect and defend the Constitution.

The Declaration laments of the king: “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.”

• Combined with others: In any form of government, there will always be interests competing for security of position and a piece of the pie. Corporations, unions, currency manipulators, speculators, academicians, lawyers and others all jockey for power and very inefficient money that costs 3-4 times as much in taxes and debt than dealing with problems locally. How many of these seek well-earned profits by producing useful goods and services in a truly capitalistic system? Most of us are primarily interested in pursuing careers, raising families, enjoying life and making meaningful contributions to society with our gifts and talents. We elect representatives to keep passions and usuries under control. An arena of fair play where all may have the opportunity to prosper does not include selected privileges. No guarantees, just the opportunity to win or lose and try again within “the laws of Nature and Nature’s God” reflected in the Constitution.

• Jurisdiction foreign to our constitution: There are groups and individuals in all three branches of government and their bureaucracies that believe our Constitution is outdated or dead.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. That explains why they hate the Declaration, the moral, spiritual and philosophical base of the Constitution.

• 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!

By applying Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals and Cloward and Pivens strategies, the Administration and its cronies are intentionally overwhelming the system with harassment, untenable regulations, fines, lawsuits and surrendering our sovereignty to what appears to me the long predicted rise of a world wide caliphate under Sharia law or death.
They have created dependency by a large segment of the population through ignorance of our laws, traditions and history. They are actively usurping parents’ roles and responsibilities for raising children. The state has no capacity for love to raise children or care for the needy.

"It will be of little avail to the people that the laws are made by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood; if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or undergo such incessant changes that no man who knows what the law is today can guess what it will be to-morrow.") --James Madison, Federalist No. 62, 1788

While we go about compartmentalizing our legislation into understandable, direct and non-privileged bite-size segments, our constitutionally sworn representatives have a lot of older legislation to repeal and bureaucrats to retrain into honest occupations to avoid wasting their God-given gifts and talents.

Gerald V. Todd

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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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