by John D. Guandolo
Many Americans have been shocked over the last several months by the number of U.S. leaders at the local, state, and federal levels who are unwilling to do their legal duty to defend the Constitution and ensure every state in these United State operates under a republican form of government.
Because of this failure, the communist insurrection in America advances mostly unchallenged by the very people who are legally bound to take action.
Article IV of the U.S. Constitution reads: “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.”
When teaching UTT’s session on “America’s Founding Principles in Law & Government” to police officers and federal agents over the years, I always ask the students if it would be lawful for their state legislature to legalize theft or some similar crime. It is astounding how many sworn officers/agents have said that if the majority of the legislature votes for it, then it would be lawful, and therefore, “okay.”
However, this is not true, it violates our founding principles, and reveals a very dangerous misunderstanding of our system by those who are legally charged with enforcing laws.
America is a REPUBLIC, and specifically NOT a democracy. In a Republic, majority rules, but the rights of the minority are protected.
In democracies, the majority rules, period. America’s founders understood democracies always devolve into chaos, because they are a “mobocracy.”
This is why nefarious personalities in this war – on both sides of the political aisle – use the word “democracy” when discussing America’s form of government.
Several years ago I had the opportunity to brief a republican Attorney General in a Western state about the jihadi threat which exists there. After sharing the information, he told me of the nefarious activities of the democrat party in that state, and what democrats were actively doing to undermine liberty and the U.S. Constitution.
However, he concluded his remarks by saying: “If democrats or jihadis want to replace the Constitution, and do it non-violently, there really isn’t anything we can do.”
The Oath of Office legally requires a person who has sworn fidelity to it to do everything in their power to ensure the Constitution stands no matter what.
For police chiefs to say they are “just following orders” from mayors to allow rioters to hurt/kill innocent citizens, burn businesses and loot their jurisdiction, sounds no different than nazi concentration camp guards who testified at the Nuremberg trial they were “just following orders” in participating in the massacre of millions of Jews during World War II.
Following unjust orders is not a part of the duty of a police officer or anyone else who swears an oath to the Constitution, and ignoring obvious wrongs and violations of the law constitute unjust/unlawful orders.
The Constitution is undergirded by the founding principles of the Law of Nature and Nature’s God, and requires fidelity to those principles. The Republic requires elected officials and sworn law enforcement officers to enforce the just laws and protect the citizens of their community, even in the face of totalitarian leadership.
American citizens – we the people – are the government in America and we allow others to rule over us via the social compact ONLY in so far as they do so justly – meaning under the Constitution in accordance with the founding principles.
Leaders who swear an oath to the Constitution must adhere to those oaths, and American citizens have a duty to remove despotic leaders who fail to operate morally under the Constitution.