Can we retake that delicate balance and reestablish the limited federal government intended by the founders? Yes, we can reset this country, but it will not be easy.
Can we do it at the national ballot box? Not likely, as the media is one of the primary causes of our demise. If we can get the message through, which is of little chance, the message will be twisted by the media. Today lawn chair carrying, very orderly tea party members are called racist. Images have been doctored to show “red necks” carrying guns at the tea party rallies. It was also widely reported, without any evidence, that racial epitaphs were hurled at members of Congress. Remember, they will say or do anything to achieve the goal of a broken country crying out for socialist rule. Yelling racism is their primary tool when they do not have an argument.
We would have to elect enough members of both houses who are in agreement with resetting our Constitution, sufficiently so, that they would support and vote for the necessary Constitutional fixes as amendments and then pass these amendments on to the states for ratification. Remember Republicans are not conservative, but there are conservative Republicans. This means two thirds of each house must be on board. Considering the media distortion of candidates and the progressives masquerading as conservatives, we have little chance of electing the necessary two thirds super majorities in each House who support the fixes – reducing the power of the federal government. Also consider that we only elect one third of the Senate every two years. This makes it very hard to push a continued assault on the progressives, exposing them for up to six years to achieve the numbers needed. Do you really believe that the representatives in the federal government will seek to shrink their tool of power?
Currently, it would be a miracle if we elected all non-progressives to Congress. Despite this miracle, we might still not repeal the new powers afforded the central government and its Executive Branch. As long as a progressive socialist holds the White House and with only one third of the Senate up for reelection at any time, a two-thirds override of a Presidential veto is highly unlikely.
Can we do it in the courts? Again, not likely, as the courts remain progressively corrupt and federal judges are appointed for life. An example of the judiciary not respecting states, among a plethora of decisions by federal judges ordering states to heed the ruling of their court, is the recent case of a federal judge combining suits against Arizona regarding its S.B. 1070 illegal immigration law. The judge combined civil suits with an action for an injunction by the Executive Branch’s department of justice. Not only was this the wrong venue, the judge had no jurisdiction to hear the federal government’s case, at the minimum, or any of the suits. Instead of jurisprudence, this is “jurischutzpah”.
Article III Section 2 of the Constitution states
“…In all cases affecting Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, and those in which a state shall be Party, the supreme Court shall have original jurisdiction.”
Wherein the Supreme Court is an appellate court normally, when it comes to the states, it is the only Court. This case and numerous others currently taking place are examples of the states being relegated to second tier status by the central government, with the complicity of the judiciary, making the states irrelevant.
Can we do it with a traditional constitutional amendment? Not likely, as the Senate and the House are now progressive or near progressive and as stated earlier you will never see a two thirds majority with any interest in comprehensively amending the Constitution to broadly reel in the federal government and limit the powers of Senators and Congressman to the extent needed.
However; there may be an outside chance that the commerce clause can be revised and defined to its original intent with a constitutional amendment. The argument being that the abuse of the commerce clause is one of two primary causes of the explosive growth of the federal government since the early twentieth century – the seventeenth amendment is the other. Redefinition of the commerce clause may be the impetus needed to permanently reverse the federal government’s spending and growth. With a large Republican majority in the House and a slight majority in the Senate, conservatives and moderates might just convince remaining Senate Democrats under electoral pressure to sign on to such a constitutional amendment, where-in two thirds of each house would be needed to move the amendment on to the states for ratification. Do we have other alternatives? Yes, we do have other better possible alternatives given to us by the founders for the expressed purpose of reining a runaway federal government..