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Mount Vernon Statement, CONSTITUTIONAL CONSERVATISM, A STATEMENT FOR THE 21ST CENTURY, We recommit ourselves to the ideas of the American Founding, Constitution

Mount Vernon Statement, February 17, 2010.

THE MOUNT VERNON STATEMENT
CONSTITUTIONAL CONSERVATISM:
 A STATEMENT FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
        We recommit ourselves to the ideas of the American Founding. Through the Constitution, the Founders created an enduring framework of limited government based on the rule of law. They sought to secure national independence, provide for economic opportunity, establish true religious liberty and maintain a flourishing society of republican self-government.
        These principles define us as a country and inspire us as a people. They are responsible for a prosperous, just nation unlike any other in the world. They are our highest achievements, serving not only as powerful beacons to all who strive for freedom and seek self-government, but as warnings to tyrants and despots everywhere.
       Each one of these founding ideas is presently under sustained attack. In recent decades, America’s principles have been undermined and redefined in our culture, our universities and our politics. The self-evident truths of 1776 have been supplanted by the notion that no such truths exist. The federal government today ignores the limits of the Constitution, which is increasingly dismissed as obsolete and irrelevant.
       Some insist that America must change, cast off the old and put on the new. But where would this lead — forward or backward, up or down? Isn’t this idea of change an empty promise or even a dangerous deception?
       The change we urgently need, a change consistent with the American ideal, is not movement away from but toward our founding principles. At this important time, we need a restatement of Constitutional conservatism grounded in the priceless principle of ordered liberty articulated in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
       The conservatism of the Declaration asserts self-evident truths based on the laws of nature and nature’s God. It defends life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It traces authority to the consent of the governed. It recognizes man’s self-interest but also his capacity for virtue.
       The conservatism of the Constitution limits government’s powers but ensures that government performs its proper job effectively. It refines popular will through the filter of representation. It provides checks and balances through the several branches of government and a federal republic.
       A Constitutional conservatism unites all conservatives through the natural fusion provided by American principles. It reminds economic conservatives that morality is essential to limited government, social conservatives that unlimited government is a threat to moral self-government, and national security conservatives that energetic but responsible government is the key to America’s safety and leadership role in the world.
        A Constitutional conservatism based on first principles provides the framework for a consistent and meaningful policy agenda.

It applies the principle of limited government based on the rule of law to every proposal.
It honors the central place of individual liberty in American politics and life.
It encourages free enterprise, the individual entrepreneur, and economic reforms grounded in market solutions.
It supports America’s national interest in advancing freedom and opposing tyranny in the world and prudently considers what we can and should do to that end.
It informs conservatism’s firm defense of family, neighborhood, community, and faith.
       If we are to succeed in the critical political and policy battles ahead, we must be certain of our purpose. We must begin by retaking and resolutely defending the high ground of America’s founding principles.
February 17th, 2010

Vermont, Brattleboro VT, Marlboro VT, Bush Cheney indictment, impeached, arrest, drugs, idiots

First of all, I was in Vermont twice in 2007 and secondly, what I am about to say is not an attack or reference to the entire state of VT. However, Vermont is a haven for drug users and people with less than balanced thought patterns. The towns of Brattleboro and Marlboro just voted to indict President George W Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. Here is the actual statement that was voted on:
“Shall the Selectboard instruct the Town Attorney to draft indictments against President Bush and Vice President Cheney for crimes against our Constitution, and publish said indictment for consideration by other municipalities? And shall it be the law of the Town of Brattleboro that the Brattleboro Police, pursuant to the above-mentioned indictments, arrest and detain George Bush and Richard Cheney in Brattleboro if they are not duly impeached, and extradite them to other authorities that may reasonably contend to prosecute them.”

More can be read about the meeting here:

http://www.brattleboro.com/

Here is some more information from a local news source:
“Up in the town of Marlboro, VT, population 1000, the town constable may have a new job. If President George W. Bush, or Vice President Dick Cheney should happen to stop by there, perhaps to pick up some freshly made maple syrup or maple sugar candy, he’d have to arrest them. Last night, the citizens of Marlboro voted in their annual town meeting to indict both men for war crimes, obstruction of justice and perjury. The vote was 43-25, with three abstentions.

Residents of nearby Brattleboro, population 12,000, did the same, voting 2012-1795.”

Read more about this article here:

http://www.opednews.com/articles/genera_dave_lin_080305_busting_bush__26_co__i.htm

Now for my position. I cannot speak for the entire state of NC, but I believe many of the good people of North Carolina are of the same beliefs. I consider this an insult and attack on the president and vice president of the United States, our president and vice president. I would think twice about entering the state of NC. Remember, some of you talk a good talk, but we have a strong tradition of fighting for the establishment and safety of this country. This goes back prior to, during and after the American Revolution and includes my direct ancestors. I condemn your action and consider you cowards and traitors. Clear?