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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:  June 25, 2014
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Topic category:  Constitution/Constitutional Crises

How did the “Progressives” Empower Themselves at our Expense for Over 140 Years?

A three-legged stool can always stand without wobbling – a solid foundation for good or evil. Addressing the 14th, 16th and 17th Amendments. The Articles (7) and their clauses, the Bill of Rights (Amendments 1-10) are original to the Founders, Framers, and Ratifiers. The 11th and 12th Amendments serve to States’ protection. The 13th freed the slaves.

The 14th Amendment - This was the first of three Amendments that created the “progressive” three legged stool. The 14th was a mandatory ratification, a required condition before states were allowed reunification after the Civil War. Congress deliberately established federal supremacy. The 14th, 16th and 17th all go together creating a supreme federal “stool” (pun intended), departing from Inspired Design and destroying the sovereignty of the States with 3 words....”No State shall…”

The 13th and 15th freed the black slave and gave him the right to vote. The 14th made slaves of us all. Our Creator endowed us with unalienable rights - man is not the grantor. The Constitution was designed as a Limiting Document. It was changed by the 14th. What was; The People Free > The States > The Federal goes upside down; The Federal > The States > The People Dependent.

The 16th Amendment through the privately owned Federal Reserve System gives the Federal Government the MONEY to usurp power from the states and the people. This 2nd leg creates money against new debt at arbitrary rates. Money created against debt is “TRIBUTE” paid by each and every man, woman, child and enterprise. It is the protein of federal growth and our meal of 'bribery through compliance or the heartburn we suffer through behavior modification and social engineering.’ What they take with one hand, they give back only after we comply with their mandates, participate in their programs, or support by agreeing to their policies. It forces societal change without benefit of Constitutional Congressional oversight.

The 17th Amendment gives the Federal Government a Senate free of obligation to the States. Today’s Senators, no matter how great, are not obligated to serve the needs of the State that elected them. Once having served to lobby for the needs of the State Legislature, the 17th created a federal guarantee of political party 'block and tackle.' What was once a check and balance has become the dysfunction of D.C. Today’s Democrat-controlled Senate has over 140 job and economy bills submitted by the Republican House that Majority Leader Harry Reid has refused to put on the docket for debate, compromise and passage. This is the real reason Congress is held in such low esteem – wrongly blaming the House.

These 3 Amendments usurp the entirety of the Constitution. New House Majority Leader, Kevin McCarthy is in a position to save our Country - a very important power - THE POWER OF ONE… few ever realize we all have it, or sadly when they do, they do not use it with integrity. Truth will win, but after how much suffering?

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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