Any Constitution is in a coma if its interpretations justify the incompatible actions of the incompatible social movements such as Leftists and Rightists or Secularist and Religionists. That is the case with the US Constitution in modern America, but constitutional demagoguery hides it.
The constitutional demagoguery touches everything – religion-state separation, freedom of expressions, guns ownership, abortions, racism, equality, justice, gender, rape, crime, family, education, and so on.
What the demagoguery is not touching, and does it on purpose, is the very idea of any constitution that is as Marriam-Webster dictionary defines it:
the basic principles and laws of a nation, state, or social group that determine the powers and duties of the government and guarantee certain rights to the people in it.
Let then recall what powers and duties of the federal government, and what rights to the people were followed by the framers of the US Constitution who were Presidents.
At his Presidency, one of the founders of USA and creators of the US Constitution Jefferson performed his constitutional duties from 1801 to 1809 in the following areas:
- Jefferson dealt with two major challenges to US authority: piracy along the Barbary Coast of North Africa, and British impressment, which resulted in Jefferson instating a mass embargo of European goods, the Embargo Act of 1807.
- Jefferson authorized the Louisiana Purchase, which effectively doubled the territory of the United States.
- He did not intervene to ‘help’ the citizens live by their guaranteed rights.
Thus, most of the domestic challenges mentioned in the above (religion-state separation, freedom of expressions, guns ownership, abortions, racism, equality, justice, gender, rape, crime, family, education, and so on) were handled not by federal government but by local municipalities, sheriffs, judges, churches, families, communities, and of course the citizens with guns.
And all that was done precisely in accordance with the very spirit of the Constitution – as guided by Constitutional powers and duties of the federal government, and rights guaranteed to the people by the framers of the US Constitution.
America lived by the true interpretation of the US Constitution for over a century.
During these times, most Americans were living by the virtues of individual freedoms ‘in the image of God’ trying to reach their individual best, appreciating individual freedoms above economic equality.
Of course, the less wealthy dreamt of becoming wealthier but not at the expense of the wealthier.
Most Americans lived this way but not all of them – some were observing what was going on in Europe where the so-called ‘Progressive Era’ was shaping up with Marxism as a leading force.
In the early twentieth century, the Marxist virus reached America and a destructive pandemic began. The ‘reformers’ began working to ‘improve’ American society.
- The period of US history from the 1890s to the 1920s is usually referred to as the Progressive Era, an era of intense social and political reform aimed at making progress toward their totalitarian ‘better’ society.
- Progressive Era reformers sought to harness the power of the federal government to eliminate unethical and unfair business practices, reduce corruption, and counteract the negative social effects of industrialization.
- During the Progressive Era, protections for workers and consumers were strengthened, and women finally achieved the right to vote.
The social virtues of ‘Progressive Era’ were opposite to the Judeo-Christian American virtues and thus of the US Constitution.
While American God-guided virtues are rooted in the belief that all people are created equal ‘in the name of God,’ the progressives believe that all people are born in different classes unequal (in the name of Marx and Co.)
While American God-guided virtues are rooted in the belief that everybody may reach his/her best in peaceful collaboration and competition with others, the progressives believe that a class in a nation can improve their wellbeing only through a class war with other classes after which the winning class becomes a Hegemone, and the losers follow Hegemone orders.
In the Marxist class wars, the nominated winning classes were laborers in the Soviet Union, Arian race in the Nazi Germany, Oligarchs in modern Russia and China, and BLM and some others in America. But those winning classes were ‘fig leaf’ for behind-the-screen totalitarian rulers.
While American God-guided virtues are rooted in the belief that a government must be limited and restrained to avoid its interference into the life of families and communities, the progressives believe that the government must amass its power to fix all presumed injustices and inequalities in families and communities.
However, Marxists and Comrades met the resistance of the true US Constitution, and the Constitutional demagoguery began to change the very soul of the Constitution.
Nowadays the failure of Marxist-led Progressives’ ideas has been proved by history (Nazi Germany, Soviet and modern Russia, China, Burma, Cuba, Uganda, etc.) but they have been already corrupted by Power, and they fight to preserve it.
That is up to us, the people,
to take the power back and begin living by
our own virtues secured by our Constitution.