Newsletter | September 15, 2022
September 17th is Constitution Day, and this year we celebrate the 235th anniversary of a crucial moment in the history of our country. But it’s even more than that. When delegates met at the constitutional convention in Philadelphia in 1787 to sign their names to what would become the supreme law of our land, they were participating in an event that came to chart humanity’s new course.
Mankind’s road to Philadelphia was long and winding, first going through Jerusalem and Athens. The former supplied us with the principles upon which our Constitutional Republic rests — man was created in the image of God and therefore all men are created equal and born free. The Greeks gave us our earliest example of democratic governance.
And then the path went dark. It was filled with kings and tyrants who claimed their rights to rule over their fellow man came from above. Some men fought against this idea. Armed with the teachings of the Bible and the Greeks, they showed man was not made to live under tyrants. And these fearless men inspired our American ancestors, our Founding Fathers.
They set a new course, paving the way for the birth of a new nation by declaring their independence from the British king and rebelling against tyranny. Yes, our Founding Fathers risked it all – everything to take back the inalienable rights granted to them by their Maker — life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
They paid for their freedom, and ours, with blood and sacrifice and their hard-fought victory in the Revolutionary War earned them the United States of America. The document they signed 235 years ago, the Constitution, is its title deed, signaling ownership not only of the new country but of the liberties it embodies.
God blessed America with its Founders’ love of freedom and now we, as their heirs, must not squander the gifts they passed down to us by way of our Constitution.
We recognize our precious inheritance, the Constitution, is under attack, not by foreign nations but rather by power-drunk politicians here at home among us. Every day seems to bring more reports of another constitutional right trampled — the rights to free speech and assembly, the right to bear arms, the right to a speedy trial, and the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures to name a few.
In targeting the Constitution, the opponents of freedom are undermining not only the supreme law of our land but also the primary document asserting human liberty across the world and for all times. And so, we at America’s Future renew our ancestors’ call to stand firm for freedom.
If we don’t, we will lose it. That must not happen on our watch, nor ever. We join with all American citizens – We The People – and commit to keeping the torch of freedom, the flame of liberty burning bright. On Constitution Day, this Saturday, read the Constitution. It belongs to you.
Please take this week’s Reader’s Survey and share your thoughts and insights about the birth of our nation and the Constitution – America’s identity to the world. Thank you to the thousands of readers responding to our surveys, and watch America’s Mondays With Mary every Monday at 9 a.m. with America’s Future Executive Director, Mary O’Neill to hear some of the readers’ comments we receive.
Exploring America’s Founding Documents
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For some, this book will be a refresher about our vital founding documents. For families, it provides a great way to learn together and share information about the birth of our nation. For homeschoolers, it will add value to your teaching tools and curriculum about American history, civics or social studies. To view “Exploring America’s Founding Documents” digitally, click here. To order a free copy of the print edition, please click the button below and complete the form to receive the book at your home.
America’s Future Urges DOE to Refrain from Enacting Radical “Gender Identity” Proposed Rule
Thousands or more public comments were reportedly submitted to the Department of Education (DOE) in response to its proposed rule to Title IX – a law passed in 1972 under the Education Act to protect people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance. Title IX states:
No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”- 20 U.S.C. §1681
America’s Future was among those submitting their opposition to the proposed change, explaining that it violates Title IX and exceeds any authority granted to the DOE by Congress. In our official comment of September 12, 2022 to the DOE, which you can read in its entirety here, America’s Future states:
“The radical redefinition of the word “sex” contained in the proposed rule runs directly counter to the text and history of Title IX. It is arbitrary and capricious because it constitutes a complete reversal of the Department’s well-reasoned opinion in August 2020 that Title IX in fact prohibits the denial of opportunities to biological females by allowing biological males to monopolize opportunities intended to be preserved for biological females. It is predicated on the unscientific falsehood that people can choose their sex, and it violates the very nature of the Created Order.”
Not only does their intention to re-define words that are in a 50+ year old Act of Congress fly in the face of longstanding common law rules of statutory construction and interpretation, but it also appears this agency is preparing to intentionally exceed its authority.
For the DOE to suddenly attempt to re-define this statutory language is suspicious at best – any reasonable person would agree the DOE is planning to act in a manner motivated by an agenda and based upon the totality of circumstances, the objective of this unlawful overstep appears to be an imposition on Americans of a “woke” gender ideology by unelected bureaucrats.
America’s Future believes that their collective gender ideologies and philosophies contravene biological science, physiological science and all notions of common sense which supports factual findings that there are physical, anatomical, hormonal and many other differences between males and females. For certain, and as we state in our comment: “It is clear that the furthest thing from the intent of the legislation was any suggestion of allowing biological males to invade the locker rooms and bathrooms of biological female students.”
Understanding the Process of Legislative Rulemaking
First, members of Congress draft legislation and distribute it to other members of Congress for review and feedback. Before a vote is taken and legislation is either passed or not, members of Congress have opportunities to revise, discuss and debate the proposed legislation and there are, almost always, voices of dissent in the room. Dissenting opinions and minority voices are cornerstones of our Constitutional Republic, including ensuring pieces of legislation are given adequate consideration in public and “on the record” before becoming law.
Second, once legislation passes Congress and the President signs off, law has been created. The next step is implementation of the law. To do this, departments and agencies of the Executive Branch – the bureaucrats – create informal regulations and policies for compliance by stakeholders. For agency regulations and/or policies to be valid, they must not conflict with the law passed by Congress and its intent at the time the law was created.
Third, while agency regulations are published in outline form in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, which is officially updated annually (the e-CFR is updated online every few days, but these updates are not considered “official”), they are expressed and explained more fully and in greater detail in the Federal Register.
In this case, Title IX underwent the formal rulemaking process of Congress, and the plain meaning of words like “sex” and “gender” at the time Congress passed this legislation are evident and have not been disputed in 50+ years.
The FBI’s Sense of Unbalanced Justice
This is the fourth article in our series on the nation’s premiere law enforcement agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and its self-destruction over time.
Since the 1930’s, the FBI’s motto has been “Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity.” How well has today’s FBI lived up to that slogan? Has it been faithful to its duties? Does it follow high ethical standards? Or has it degenerated into the partisan, brutal enforcement arm of the ruling class? Let’s take a look at how the FBI treats key figures of the opposition party, and compare that to how it treats its friends.
In January 2019, the FBI stormed the home of long-time Trump confidant Roger Stone in a pre-dawn, military-style raid. Extensive video footage of the raid was broadcast by CNN, which the FBI apparently tipped off to arrive a half-hour early to cover the event to send a message to the American people. On cue, the deep state media fell into line in attacking Stone as a violent threat to everyone around him.
In 2021, in another early-morning show of force, the current administration’s FBI raided the home and office of former Trump attorney (and former U.S. Attorney) Rudy Giuliani. Giuliani was awakened by the agents. The FBI seized his cellphone and other devices and the computer at his office. In America, there has been a robust attorney-client privilege and protection of attorney work product, but now the FBI seizes everything lawyers have and reads everything, even if they can’t use everything as evidence in court. That’s no privilege at all.
On June 3, 2022, FBI agents arrested Trump Trade Advisor Peter Navarro on simple “contempt of Congress” charges for refusing to testify before the January 6 House Committee. Navarro explained: “[T]hey went with this shock and awe terrorist strategy…They let me go to the airport and then take me with five agents, like an Al Qaeda terrorist…and the next thing I know I’m in leg irons, handcuffs, strip-searched.”
After the raid on President Trump’s home at Mar-a-Lago on August 8, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich called the FBI an “American Stasi,” a reference to the brutal communist East German secret police. The main charges against Trump dealt with the Presidential Records Act, and were instigated by National Archives.
Recently, it stopped Trump attorney Professor John Eastman and seized his phone. This week, the FBI seized My Pillow owner Mike Lindell’s phone while driving through a Hardees, and reportedly the FBI has done the same with dozens of others investigating election fraud. Intimidation is the FBI’s calling card with the pace of seizures intensifying as the November 8th election draws closer.
Now, compare how the FBI treats its establishment allies.
Former Clinton Administration National Security Advisor Sandy Berger stole classified documents from the National Archives by stuffing them in his underwear. These records related to the government’s official investigation into the events of September 11, 2001 and thus their removal and destruction could have impeded that critical investigation. Berger was allowed to plead to a misdemeanor for unauthorized removal and retention of classified material and served no jail time.When Hillary Clinton transferred highly classified documents to her private email server, once again, the FBI and Justice Department had no interest. Some of those documents were classified at a higher level than “top secret.” Then FBI Director James Comey issued his famous statement exonerating Hillary Clinton, which Senators Grassley and Graham revealed had been drafted even before the FBI’s investigation was completed.
More recently, former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith admitted altering a document about Trump campaign aid Carter Page that was used to justify the FBI investigation into President Trump. He could have been sent to jail for five years, but he reached a plea deal, 12-month probation and 400 hours of community service.
Americans are waking up as they watch – in real time – the FBI betray its motto, bending the law and sink to the dark side of unbalanced justice. Is there room for reform of the FBI? Or is it time to dissolve it?
Editor’s Note: To read the articles in this series thus far, please click here.
Reminders & Updates
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