Every single day, the federal government continues to overstep its bounds by passing and enforcing unconstitutional acts, while We The People are burdened by more government. The time is long overdue to break free from this runaway federal government. Some might ask, “But how? It’s too complicated of a job to accomplish.” The good news is the solution has been in the Constitution the whole time! By implementing Article VI, an informed electorate can be created and unconstitutional acts can be nullified.
Most of our problems today are because we’re not applying the Constitution. A root of the problem is that Congress has specific enumerated powers, yet it is ignoring them. By creating an informed electorate, we are one step closer to saving our Republic.
Create an informed electorate
The Oath of Office clause of Article VI requires all federal and state officials to swear an oath to support the U.S. Constitution. The Supremacy clause of Article VI declares that only the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance of the Constitution shall be the supreme law of the land. Which means that all laws which are not made in pursuance of the Constitution are unconstitutional and should be repealed by Congress or nullified by the states.
By holding officeholders accountable to their oath and the Supremacy clause, we can more effectively enforce the Constitution and keep government limited.
How do we do that?
Through The New American’s Freedom Index
! This rates congressmen on their adherence to our nation’s constitutional principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility, national sovereignty, and a traditional foreign policy of avoiding foreign entanglements.
Once you know how your congressmen are voting in relation to the U.S. Constitution, it’s time to hold them accountable! Creating informed electorates that work can be accomplished by following the Power of 500
. Most governmental overreach stems from an uneducated public. If we don’t know what the Constitution says, then how can we hold our elected officials accountable to it? It begins with us, through education.
Then by changing the mindset of those in communities with repeat exposure, we can wake up a sufficient number of congressional districts. All we need to raise the level of influence in a congressional district is 500 John Birch Society members who are organized and equipped to apply the Power of 500 educational program. Contact your local field coordinator
to get started!
Nullify unconstitutional acts
Besides educating the public to create an informed electorate, nullification can be implemented to enforce what the Constitution already has in place. The federal government is only allowed to use those powers that are delegated to it. The 10th Amendment states: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
Essentially We The People have the ultimate authority to enforce constitutional limits of power on the federal government and states do have the power to nullify any federal unconstitutional measure. Many federal programs and regulations overstep constitutional limitations and must be rolled back! The New American writer, Joe Wolverton, II, J.D. states it wel
Every department of the federal government was created by the Constitution — therefore, by the states — and has no natural sovereignty. No branch can define its own authority. Such a thought is ridiculous and contrary to any theory of popular sovereignty ever enunciated. If the courts, Congress, or the president possessed such power, it would make them judge, jury, and executioner in every case in which their own act of exceeding constitutional authority is at bar.
Thomas Jefferson also explained the correct solution of nullification in the Kentucky Resolutions of 1798:
That the several states who formed (the Constitution), being sovereign and independent, have the unquestionable right to judge of its infraction; and that a nullification, by those sovereignties, of all unauthorized acts done under colour of that instrument, is the rightful remedy.
With your help we can bring the power back to the people and preserve our Republic! Article VI contains the Oath of Office clause and the Supremacy clause, which we can use to create an informed electorate and nullify all unconstitutional acts. Start putting them to use today!