All posts by A. L. Luttrell

Freelance writer, with experience in political science

Analysis: Hillary Clinton ‘The Most Qualified Candidate We Have Ever Had’


This analysis, comes from an extremely liberal associate professor. buried only in books, not the real world.
To say “Hillary Clinton is “The most qualified candidate we have ever had”, she has no sense of reality. The ass. professor is a space cadet.  Her discription of Hillary’s video, is simple, obvious statements.   A PROFESSOR would have had more text book gibberish garbage thrown in.

IROQUOIS CONFEDERACY INSPIRED JEFFERSON & FOUNDING FATHERS ON CONSTITUTION


Thomas Jefferson most interested and inspired by the Iroquois structure of government.  You won’t read this in the history books.

SOURCE: WASHINGTON’S BLOG

THE FORGOTTEN SOURCE FOR SEPARATION OF POWERS

The United States Constitution was an inspired document. The authors were brilliant, and the Founding Fathers who wrote it geniuses.

But they didn’t pull their inspiration out of thin air …

For example, one of the core principles which the Founding Fathers built into the American system of government and our Constitutions is separation of powers.

This idea – also called “checks and balances” – ensures that no single person or group can seize all of the powers for themselves. Decisions are therefore more likely to benefit the nation as a whole … and not just those making decisions.

As Lord Acton noted:

Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

By spreading power around, absolute corruption is less likely to occur.

But few people know where the Founding Fathers’ got their inspiration for the principle of separation of powers.

The New York Times noted in 1988:

In the mid-16th century, five northeastern Indian tribes – Mohawk, Seneca, Onondaga, Oneida and Cayugaa – formed the Iroquois Confederacy, joined later by the Tuscarora tribe. They adopted a constitution, reflecting concepts of checks and balances and separation of powers that impressed such later Americans as Washington, Franklin and other Founding Fathers. Indeed, historians maintain that many principles of the Iroquois constitution were woven into the United States Constitution.

That same year, Congress passed a resolution stating:

Whereas, the original framers of the constitution, including most notably, George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, are known to have greatly admired the concepts, principles and government practices of the Six Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy; and

Whereas, the Confederation of the original thirteen colonies into one Republic was explicitly modeled upon the Iroquois Confederacy as were many of the democratic principles which were incorporated into the Constitution itself ….

The Congress, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the signing of the United States Constitution, acknowledges the historical debt which this Republic of the United States of America owes to the Iroquois Confederacy and other Indian Nations for their demonstration of enlightened, democratic principles of government ….

And see this.

Thomas Jefferson also had close dealings with the Iroquois:

Prominent figures, such as Thomas Jefferson in colonial Virginia … were involved with leaders of the New York-based Iroquois Confederacy.

One of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention – John Rutledge of South Carolina – read lengthy tracts from the Iroquois Constitution to the other framers, beginning with the words “We, the people, to form a union, to establish peace, equity, and order ….”

AMERICA MUST RE-ESTABLISH SEPARATION OF POWERS

America has lost the separation of powers in our government.

The federal government is trampling the separation of powers by stepping on the toes of the states and the people. For example, former head S&L prosecutor Bill Black – now a professor of law and economics – notes:

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the resident examiners and regional staff of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency [both] competed to weaken federal regulation and aggressively used the preemption doctrine to try to prevent state investigations of and actions against fraudulent mortgage lenders.

And the courts have been stripped of their ability to review the illegal actions of the other branches of government.

America must re-establish the principle of separation of powers … or we will slide into tyranny.

Postscript: The Iroquois Constitution also contained the following rule:

In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.

Americans would be wise to adopt this type of long-range thinking.

Note: Admittedly, Aristotle, Calvin, Montesquieu and other Western thinkers also discussed separation of powers.

But America’s Founding Fathers were most directly inspired by visiting the Iroquois, reading their Constitution, and watching their government in action. After all, seeing a principle actually working in practice in the real world is much more inspirational than reading theories or debating ancient history.

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Tyranny By Executive Orders


A must read…….

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For the SHOCK of your life, take 1 minute to comprehend what you read below. During our lifetimes, all Presidents have issued Executive Orders. For various reasons, some have issued more than others. These things will directly affect us all, in years to come. Question is: Do YOU care enough to send this, ‘shocking info,’ to people you love Ike – 2 in 8 years Kennedy – 4 in 3 years LBJ – 4 in 5 years Nixon – 1 in 6 years Ford – 3 in 2 years Carter – 3 in 4 years Reagan – 5 in 8 years Bush – 3 in 4 years Clinton – 15 in 8 years George W. Bush – 62 in 8 years Obama – 923 in 3 1/2 years! More than 1000+ and counting Executive Orders in 6 years… Read some of them below – unbelievable! Next step -dictatorship. (Looks like…

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Does Anyone Remember Benghazi? Does Anyone Care?


I remember, I care and will not forget.

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what difference does it make Photo courtesy of Google/freerepublic.com

We all know the media basically shapes the majority of American‘s views of the world, the nation, the government, and social issues.  We know “the pen is mightier than the sword”.  Words can stir a frenzy or bring a calm.  The Bible tells us they can set an entire forest ablaze!  In other words, words can incite great anger and produce great emotion.

While we have heard much adieu about the IRS and the targeting of conservatives and people who belong to, or are for the Tea Party (my family fits in this bracket and my husband is an IRS agent; ironic isn’t it?), and while we have heard of the Trayvon Martin case, why have we NOT heard anymore about Benghazi?

Is not ALL life precious?  Especially those who put their lives on the line and die to serve our country for our freedom, to…

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