Do We Still Have a Constitution? by RoseAnn Salanitri
When our Founders attempted to ratify our Constitution, which specified how the federal government would operate and enumerated its powers, several states refused to sign unless the rights of our citizens were protected. Since it had been difficult to get to that point, the states struck a deal: they would ratify the Constitution as written providing amendments that protected the rights of our citizens were immediately included. They subsequently agreed upon 10 amendments, which we call our Bill of Rights.
The First and Second Amendments have been under siege for quite some time. Now the fourth is being challenged by sleight of hand fueled by fear. For those not familiar with the Fourth Amendment, it was written by our Founders who had experienced the tyrannical hand of Great Britain that invaded the sanctity of their homes without just cause.
It reads as follows:
“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated , and no warrants shall issue but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation and particularly, and describing the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized.” (Emphasis added)
This amendment was written to protect us from any government official, police, or military person from coming into your house at any time to seize you or any of your possession without a very specific and justified court signed search warrant. If you think it can never happen, you need to understand that we have this right protected because it did happen in Colonial America, and it is on the brink of happening again in 2020. But this time it will exceed the tyranny of 18th century Great Britain. This time the invasion of our homes will include the excoriation of any member of our family within our homes (including our children) – all in the name of protecting us from COVID-19.
Additionally, the 10th Amendment was written: to protect the Constitution and the people to whom it was governing from any constitutional violation.
The 10th Amendment reads:
“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
Simply put, this Amendment allows the states to make whatever laws they deem necessary to govern – as long as those laws do not conflict with or are specifically prohibited by the Constitution.
Since Woodrow Wilson we have seen an over-reach of state and federal governments that has been testing the limits set forth in the Constitution. Each over-reach that has not created an uproar among the true sovereigns of this nation (its citizens), has birthed a new over-reach, which brings us to today when our constitutionally protected rights are being challenged by those taking oaths to protect it. However, the real blame falls directly on our constitutionally apathetic citizens. It has resulted in a liberty crisis that eclipses the evils of the rights-smothering Chinese corona virus and has given rise to one of the most egregious power grabs beyond the atrocities imagined by George Orwell. The 116th Congress calls it the TRACE Act, an acronym for Testing, Reaching, And Contacting Everyone. (see https://govtrack.us/bills/116/hr6666).
This Act feeds on the fears of the people under the guise of government protection against an enemy that can’t be seen. Ronald Reagan once said: “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.'” And yes, this Act should terrify us – that is if we love our liberty and love our families. While it may appear that it is meant to protect us, understanding its capabilities should make us shake in our shoes. It reads: “…to authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants to eligible entities to conduct diagnostic testing for COVID–19, and related activities such as contact tracing, through mobile health units and, as necessary, at individuals’ residences, and for other purposes. “(Emphasis added)
Authorizing the Secretary of Health and Human Services to award grants for diagnostic testing is one thing, but the rest of the language is frightening. This will not only apply to COVID-19, it will apply to related activities – whatever the powers that be interpret that to mean. It continues to read “as necessary” and “for other purposes.” Read it several times over and you will discover that this gives the government the power to enter your homes for just about anything they deem appropriate.
This Bill also reveals that this testing may be conducted at a variety of other venues, including schools and churches. And it further gives the testing entity the power to extract the infected person from the venue. It means that if they enter your home, your church, or your child’s school and they find an infected person, the government can extract that person and quarantine them. Besides being outrageous, this is a clear violation of the Fourth Amendment and a power grab that only a true NAZI would be proud to institute.
Assuming we still have a Constitution – whether real or just imagined – we no longer will once the government has our consent – through our silence – to enter our homes, schools, and places of worship to extract those we love. Great Britain at the height of its 18th century tyranny did not flex its muscles to this extent, but perhaps its agenda was up front and obvious. So in addition to asking if we still have a Constitution, the real question should be: do we still have the strength to stand against tyranny?
Here’s an online petition you can sign opposing H.R.6666 https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/thank-you/2854975. I would to thank Dr. Rashid A. Buttar for bringing this to the public’s attention.
About the Author
RoseAnn Became politically active during the Clinton presidency when government interference began to negatively impact the education system. Her experience in fighting Goals 2000 helped her to understand the pitfalls of government-run schools along with all of its social and moral indoctrinations. Additionally, her experience within the Creation Science speakers circuit helped her to understand the impact the teaching of evolution has had on our youth and on our government, which eventually led her to found Veritas Christian Academy, a Christian high school in Sussex County, NJ. In 2009, she founded the Sussex County Tea Party Patriots (now called Skylands Tea Party), and was a founding board member as well as President for the NJ Tea Party Caucus and founding member for NJ Tea Parties United. In the past, she and Pastor Stephen Nash co-founded The Black Robe Regiment of NJ, which was comprised of politically motivated church leaders and pastors. From 2005-2011, she served as both Contributing and Acquisitions Editor for the NJ Family Policy's yearly flagship publication, Family Magazine, where she met the Rev. Dr. Gloria Harris, whom she would go on to co-host a local tv/radio show with. After which, she co-hosted a radio show with state Senator Richard LaRossa, as well as briefly co-hosting "Bordering Insanity" with retired INS agent, Mike Cutler. Currently, she has launched a Christian "counterpoint" initiative with Pastor Doug Thuen that is designed to equip the younger generation to face the biblical and cultural challenges of our days.