What did the Founders mean by “pretended legislation” in the Declaration of Independence?
Are things different today in our lust for power? It usually boils down to greed and the love of money. We don’t need a bombastic oration by a President or statesman who has drifted far from his or her solemn oath to protect and defend the Constitution.
The Declaration laments of the king: “He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his assent to their acts of pretended legislation.”
Combined with others:
In any form of government, there will always be interests competing for security of position and a piece of the pie. Corporations, unions, currency manipulators, speculators, academicians, lawyers, and others of despotic mind all jockey for power and money. How many seek justifiable profit by producing useful goods and services in a truly capitalistic system? Most of us are primarily interested in pursuing careers, raising families, enjoying life, and making meaningful contributions to society with our gifts and talents.
We elect representatives to keep passions and usuries under control. An arena of fair play where all may have the opportunity to prosper does not include selected privileges. No guarantees, just the opportunity to win or lose and try again within “the laws of Nature and Nature’s God” reflected in the Constitution Jurisdiction foreign to our Constitution:
There are groups and individuals in all three branches of government, and their bureaucracies believe our Constitution is outdated or dead. Even some past and present Supreme Court justices look to international law and the constitutions of various other nations for something new and more capable of manipulation. That explains why they hate the Declaration, the moral, spiritual, and philosophical base of the Constitution. Unacknowledged by our laws: Recess appointments and Executive Orders are being applied with abandon as the Administration thumbs its nose at the House of Representatives.
With the Senate blocking all normal legislative channels, recess appointments and Executive Orders are easily accomplished since it is also the Senate that is empowered to impeach elected officials for irresponsible and treasonous actions.
Acts of pretended legislation:
Today pretended legislation means conspiring with international financial speculators and passing laws so complicated and indefinable that they are loaded with select privileges, poison pills, and bureaucratic license that “eat out the people’s substance.”
Politicians and lobbyists would hate it for a while, but the first remedy should be: no law should exceed one specific subject area or 100 pages in length, or it is by definition, “pretended legislation.” It took only 27 pages to launch the Interstate Highway System!
By applying Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals and Cloward and Pivens strategies, the Administration and its cronies are intentionally overwhelming the system with harassment, untenable regulations, fines, and lawsuits and are surrendering our sovereignty in the process.
They have created dependency by a large segment of the population through ignorance of our laws, traditions, and history. They are actively usurping parents’ roles and responsibilities for raising children. The state has no capacity for love to raise children or care for the needy.
While we’re compartmentalizing our legislation into bite-size segments, our constitutionally sworn representatives have a lot of older legislation to repeal and bureaucrats to retrain into honest occupations to avoid wasting their God-given gifts and talents.
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