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A Rule Book for Politicians…Part II | January 20, 2011

Slavery has often been called the country’s original sin.

The founding fathers pragmatically put it in the body of the document so that there could be a United States.

Without this first great compromise, it is likely that the nation would have broken into at least two and maybe like ancient Gaul into three distinct parts.

Given the pain, misery and sorrow that the compromise allowed, I sometimes think it would have been better not to have compromised on such an important moral issues and let the political chips fall where they may.

Of course as brilliant as were Washington, Madison, Adams et al., they did not possess a prophetic sense.

Most of the Eastern and Northern colonies believed that slavery as a singular economic institution was ultimately unprofitable and would eventually just fade away.

None had the foresight to see that a young inventor, named Eli Whitney applied his genius to developing a workable cotton gin that revolutionized the cotton industry, and made the South even more dependent on cotton.

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Did his genius cause the Civil War?

King Cotton need even more slaves, giving rise to an ever-important slave trade that just underscored the abuses done to a different race of mankind.

The nation fixed the problem with its Civil War Amendments that allowed for black adult males to have the right to vote.

But after the federal occupying troops left the 11 Southern states in 1877, notorious Jim Crow Laws, and Black Codes institutionalized a legalized system of segregation that permeated Southern culture far into the 20th century.

And all this was for a moral compromise.

The courts, even with the freedom amendments, still protected the South under the U. S. Constitution.

That was until 1954 when the Earl Warren Court decided the Brown vs. Board of Education, Topeka, Kansas, which officially desegregated all the public schools in America.

This was a very popular moral decision that was very bad constitutional law.

According to the Constitution the Federal Courts had no right to interfere with the states’ right to educate its children.

I know that sounds crass of me but that’s what the 10th Amendment says and the last time I looked it was still a part of the document.

So in its efforts to right a wrong the Court had violated the separation of powers, which is one of the most vital cogs in the protective wheel of our balance of powers.

Good came out of the decision but the harm had been done.

Set a precedent that violates the letter of the law, even if you are doing a good thing and you make it easier for the next violation, which most likely be up to no good.

This the principle of the Nose of the Camel.

And while the nose may not smell so bad and may even be kind of cute, we all know what happens when the entire camel is lodged within the tent.

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Once his nose is in the tent...

In a word, the tent becomes uninhabitable.

Liberals like to call this Camel Principle by its popular name, that is the living constitution.

The logic behind this that was applied to the Topeka school system was that the Constitution was written a couple hundred years ago, exclusively by men who would not have been able to understand the world Americans inhabited today.

So using the elastic clause and the 14th Amendment, the Court has been able to fashion just about anything they thought need doing.

In other words, Sociology trumped the law.

The best and most offensive example of this was the infamous Roe v. Wade decision that was forced on the American people, on January 22, 1973.

It was not only a sad day in our country but was a blight on our most important institution, namely marriage.

Roe was the end result of the Brown decision in 1954.

If the one eliminated our original sin, this one created an even bigger actual sin.

The one educated millions of black children and the second has resulted in over 50 million unborn children, including 17 million black children, being sacrificed on an altar of choice.

Historic irony?

This case did not happen.  At least three members of the Court, Harry Blackmun, William Douglas and William Brennan conspired to find just the right case to drive home this alleged right for women.

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The architect of Roe

The creative justices manufactured the artificial right of women out of a penumbra in the right to privacy in the 9th amendment, adding Astronomy to Sociology to their arsenal of legal precedents.

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Astronomy was their guide

Norma McCorvey, a poor unmarried pregnant woman, who had already given birth to her child  while the decision was pending.

She easily became the unwitting dupe of the agenda-driven left.

At first she claimed she had been raped and could have gotten an abortion under Texas law but without a police report her lies were exposed.

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Easily became a dupe

On a side note the use of the word right in terms of an abortion is an only an affront to the English language, it is an abomination that mocks 200 years of American history.

What women have is not a right but a license to rid them of any of their unborn off-spring.

It is a privilege that was granted to them by seven men, ultimately for the benefit of men and to the detriment of women.

You don’t believe me?

Just ask Hugh Hefner, one of the most consistent supporters of a woman’s right to choose, both financially and ideologically.

The next big push on our freedoms and out civilization of freedom is ObamaCare.  This virtual take-over of one sixth of our economy is designed to force Americans to buy a product that we might not want.

Like Brown if this does eventually pass Court muster, the government can force us to buy or maybe even sell anything they feel might not be good for the general welfare.

Maybe something like a new Chevrolet Volt.

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Buy this car...or else!

Given what I have written in the past two weeks, is in a nutshell why the Tea Party arose at approximately this time and place in history.  One of their battle cries has been to get back to the Constitution.

And the reason for this, the Constitution is our governing principle.

Since the Progressives in 1900 the country has gradually gotten away from being a nation of laws but more a nation of sociologists, who want to staple, fold, bend and mutilate our governing principle so out of shape that they will have carte blanche to do and enact what ever laws they deem necessary for our control.

And for this they are mocked!

A recent article in the New Yorker Magazine questioned whether the Constitution had become a cult.

Like the leaders of business and insurance, now it is the Constitution that is being marginalized and turned into something foreign and alien to American society.

This reminds me of the card game that the baseball players relaxed with in the movie, Bang the Drum Slowly.

They called it TEGWAR..the Exciting Game Without Any Rules.

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Gave us TEGWAR


The ball players made up the rules as they went along, relieving the mark of all of his money.

Sound familiar?


1 Comment »

  1. YAY! The Constitution is the law of the land and the kids in school should be taught as well as adults who never learned it. Let;s all get a copy of it and study it . The tea partiers need to get classes going and teach us all. Wrote a letter to the local paper that will come out Friday but Saturday for sure. Then here with the oldies we will say all four mysteries and have Mass to beg God to help us defeat the killing of babies in their own mothers womb–not a safe place to be. Pax

    Comment by Mary B — January 21, 2011 @ 3:55 am

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After graduating from Holy Cross, Bill Borst earned an MA in Asian History from St. John's University and a Ph.D in American History from St. Louis University. (1972) A former New Yorker, he taught for many years in the St. Louis area, while also hosting a weekly radio show on WGNU from 1984-2006. He currently is a regular substitute for conservative Phyllis Schlafly on KSIV radio. (1320) He is the author of two books on social history, "Liberalism: Fatal Consequences," and "The Scorpion and the Frog: A Natural Conspiracy." He just retired as the Features editor of the Mindszenty Foundation Monthly Report. In his 11 years from 2003-2013 he wrote nearly 130 essays on Catholic culture and world affairs. Many in St. Louis also know him as the "Baseball Professor," because of a course that he offered at Maryville College from 1973-74. It was arguably the first fully-accredited baseball history course in the Midwest.The author of several short books on the old St. Louis Browns, he started the St. Louis Browns Historical Society in 1984. In 2009 his first two plays were produced on the local stage. "The Last Memory of an Ol' Brownie Fan," ran six performances at the Sound Stage in Crestwood and "A Perfect Choice" ran for two performances at the Rigali Center Theater in Shrewsberry. His third play, "A Moment of Grace," ran six performances at DeSmet High School in January of 2011with First Run Theater in January of 2011. He is currently working on a 4th play, "A Family Way," which is a comedy about a happy dysfunctional family. He can reached at







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