Copper John: Who Speaks For WE THE PEOPLE In A Post Constitutional America?

 A NEW original OP-ED authored by The New Americanist’s own Copper John…



here is so much wrong happening now with the United States Government that does it not even come close to Constitutional compliance. This directly affects every single American Citizen, regardless of whether they find themselves on the Left or the Right.  Because Americans who are on the Left have been denied an education in the value & importance of the Constitution, they seem to believe everything under the Sun anyone ever says about “rights.” However, those of us on the Right who have been properly versed and educated in the Constitution understand how badly our GUARANTEED fundamental rights are being eroded away on a daily basis.  The Constitution was written as a means to limit and control GOVERNMENT, not We the People. And yet, one cannot make ANY sense of how anything which is happening in this country is permitted as per the Constitution. The Constitution is VERY specific in defining our inalienable rights, but the government officials in power do not believe in honoring those basic rights and appear more interested in transforming America into something other than the REPUBLIC that is guaranteed in our Constitution.

Let’s look a little deeper into what this so called “government’‘ is doing now compared to what it should be doing if it was interested in honoring the written words of our Constitution. First, there’s our national debt currently at $34 TRILLION dollars and still growing. We all know there’s there really no such thing as $34 trillion Dollars just lying around, yet the people we sent to D.C. have somehow managed to spend that ridiculous amount totally against our wishes. It’s absolutely absurd to believe any citizen of this country would want their elected officials to be so reckless and irresponsible in managing our national prosperity.

Article 1, Section 9, Clause 7 of the Constitution specifically states:

No money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in consequence of appropriations made by Law; and, a regular statement and account of the receipts and expenditures of all public money shall be published from time to time. 

We can all read and understand exactly what this means, except for the people we send to Washington. When was the last time an actual budget was passed rather than just another CR (Continuing Resolution)? And does the Constitution provide any legal basis for funding the Government using only Continuing Resolutions? In addition, when was the last time anyone saw a statement of receipts and expenditures as required in Article 1 We the People have have been DEMANDING these and yet all of our demands have only fallen on deaf ears in Washington. EVERYONE we send into that cesspool of corruption to represent our interests seem to end up doing whatever they want to represent THIER interests. We the People say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! 

After the latest yearly audit, the Pentagon discovered up to a TRILLION taxpayer Dollars went MISSING out of their funding. It’s the same people who spend that money overseeing HOW that money is spent year after year after year. Where is it all going? Shouldn’t We the People be allowed an accurate accounting? After all, it’s OUR money. Who really knows where it all goes because the Government either cannot or will not produce the receipts of those expenditures as REQUIRED by the Constitution.  Worse, there isn’t ONE person in Washington willing to honestly speak for the taxpayers on this issue, NOT ONE. 


Let’s next examine the disaster of illegal immigration.  The American public, We the People, have repeatedly directed elected officials to get our border under control.  In reality, Americans are probably the most tolerant & accepting people on the planet, regardless of skin color, sex or religion.  If you don’t believe me, traveling almost anywhere else in the World travel will reveal just how intolerant and prejudiced most people are in other places.  However, Americans are still TIRED of the ongoing invasion into our country happening on both our southern and northern borders.  Ask anyone and they’ll tell you they have NO problem with LEGAL immigration; but what is happening now at our borders is in no way legal. It’s also NOT “immigration” as the main stream media and left wing democrat leaders would wish you to believe.  What it really is, is an enemy invasion of our country, period.  Once again, the Constitution is VERY specific on this matter and most definitely provides a way for us to completely shut down this invasion. 

Article 4, Section 4 of the Constitution states:  

The United States shall guarantee to every state in this Union a Republican form of Government and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic violence. 

These words are very simple to understand, yet this is THE MOST DELIBERATELY IGNORED part of the ENTIRE Constitution.  It is almost as if our lawmakers in Washington are completely ignorant of the fact it’s an actual part of the Constitution.  However, We the People know and understand it IS. Again, WHO SPEAKS for US? 

Nobody is speaking on our behalf or saying “All this madness must stop because Article 4, Section 4 of the Constitution PROHIBITS IT TO MANDATE OUR SOVEREIGNTY AS A NATION.”  This particular article and section of the Constitutions also MANDATES the United States to be organized and operated as a Republican form of government and NOT a “democracy.” This seems to drive everybody in Washington DC nuts because we NEVER hear our “elected” leaders (neither Democrat nor Republican) refer to our nation as a REPUBLIC any longer. They now always insist on calling it a “democracy.”

The purpose of the First Amendment is to give (which it no longer does) every American an individual voice in this country.  The First Amendment clearly & specifically states:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. 

We the People really no longer have the constitutional right to FREEDOM OF SPEECH when Americans are being thrown in jail for long sentences for simply expressing their religion views on the street corner or because they pray outside abortion clinics. The First Amendment guarantees them that RIGHT and FREEDOM because the Constitution specifically states the Government CANNOT prohibit their free exercise thereof.  People are also now going to jail and being held without trial for redressing their government. These Americans are being held in jail ILLEGALLY and DENIED due process provided by the Constitution as guaranteed 6th Amendment.  WHO SPEAKS FOR THEM?  The halls of Washington remain strangely silent regarding American citizens who have been penalized for only exercising rights that are guaranteed to them by the Bill of Rights in the Untied States Constitution.

We have now reached a point where most American citizens openly FEAR their government.  The corruption in Washington is now widespread and so obvious. Our corrupted “leaders” know exactly what they are doing. They just don’t seem too care; and, whenever they are questioned in any way about their policies and corruption, they won’t hesitate to send the full force of the United States Government to your door. Ask the concerned parents who had the FBI show up on their doorsteps after questioning their local school board.  I remember watching the Attorney General of the United States LIE about this; denying that his Department of Justice ever harassed these parents when we all saw it actually happen.  We have seen conservative members of the previous administration have their private homes raided. We have watched them paraded before the media shackled in cuffs. We have also seen them pressured into flipping to avoid jail time by corrupt prosecutors because they dared to question the validity of a stolen election. America now has a DOJ and FBI which believe they have the right to monitor the electronic traffic and communications of all American citizens as if the 4th Amendment never existed. They have somehow managed to twist the interpretation of that amendment into giving them the freedom to circumvent the Constitution because modern electronic technology is not included.

The Forth Amendment specifically states:

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 describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. 

NOWHERE in the Constitution is it written that any form of electronic surveillance is outside of the rights of protection afforded & guaranteed in the Forth Amendment.  If the Constitution and the Bill of Rights no longer speak to protecting law abiding citizens from their own government’s abuse of power, then NOBODY or NOTHING speaks for us any longer.

There is NO room for confusions or misinterpretation; our inalienable rights as Americans are guaranteed by the Unites States Constitution and it is the Law of the Land. Has been since 1776.  The Constitution WAS intended as the voice for the common man, but now appears that voice is just another piece of paper without teeth.  Once we had faith in the people we sent to Washington to represent us and our states; however, that faith is now fading rapidly as our leaders abuse our public trust in order to enrich themselves voting pay raise for themselves or gaming the system in creative to turn a buck. 

There are countless other examples of how our Government in Washington is blatantly ignoring the Constitution.  We could take each article or section of the Constitution and write an entire article giving specific examples of how each one is being abused and openly violated by our government for the sake of more power and control. Currently, we find ourselves dangerously caught somewhere between our former Constitutional republic and a soviet styled Politburo. One thing is certain; the power to govern no longer lies with “We the People.”  WHO SPEAKS FOR US?

It’s looking more and more like we’re on our own. ✪