In Part I of this lesson (Medical Sentinel, July/August 1999), I enumerated the first 13 points of inference that can be drawn from our "U.S. Constitution 101" course. As we advance to the sophomore level 201 of the Constitution, we proceed hereby with the fourteenth point of inference.
Part III of this lesson concludes our list of inferences:
Part I begins with an AMA recruitment letter from J. Edward Hill, M.D., a member of the AMA Board of Trustees, and the author's response. At the same time, an interview with Dr. Hill was published in a local Mississippi newspaper.(1) This exchange sets the tone for the discussion that follows.
[What are taxes?] The greedy hand of government thrusting itself into every corner
and crevice of industry[which] watches prosperity as its prey and permits
none to escape without tribute.
The Rights of Man (1791)
Let us flee to the land of the barbarian
where we may live as free men.
Roman citizen, A.D. 4th cent.
Do not dig a hole for somebody else,
lest you fall in it yourself.
The U.S. Constitution says all federal taxes must be either uniform or apportioned. In Brushaber, 1916, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that this remained true after the Sixteenth Amendment: the Court ruled that although the Sixteenth Amendment allowed "income tax" to be unapportioned, unapportioned income tax had to be uniform.
In Part I, an exchange between an AMA Trustee and the author revealed: a) the AMA is hurting for members; b) "organized medicine" has accepted and capitulated to outside, third-party control of the patient-doctor relationship-based practice of medicine; c) the AMA it only hopes to lessen and make more bearable the unConstitutional usurpation.
In Part I and Part II of this article, we have explained that when physicians form their own union they have an inside-of-medicine, doctor instigated labor union --- and by so doing they admit (even if unwittingly) that the practice of medicine is a trade, is an industry; and is not a profession.
Egalité, fraternité, liberté was the cry of the bloody carnage of the French Revolution in 1780 and tragically is, although more subtly, the A.B.C. cry today:
A. The word "equality" does not appear in either the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution.
The word "equal" appears only twice in the Declaration: 1) "...that all men are created equal, that they are endowed..." and 2) the United States declared they were assuming "equal" and separate station among the powers of the earth.
Lexicology is the study of the derivation and meaning of words.
As a sampling, let's study the derivation and meaning of some of the key words in the Constitution of the(se) States that confederated in a Union in 1776. For instance, consider:
Dear Dr. Strober,
I am delighted to receive your correspondence of July 16 for at least three reasons: 1) if one person has read Part IV of the "Industry" column, maybe others have too; 2) my veracity is being checked (I am tempted, on occasion, to intentionally make an error just to see if someone catches it!); and 3) it is encouraging to find that of 260 million U.S. citizens, at a minimum, two own a copy of and are conversant with the Constitution. Hooray --- there is hope for America!
In the July/August issue of the Medical Sentinel, Curtis Caine, M.D. makes the statement (in his article, "Part IV: The Practice of Medicine is Not an Industry," pp. 141-142) that the Constitution of the U.S. forbids the federal government from interfering with the practice of medicine and the Constitution makes inviolable the sacred contract between a patient and his physician.
Part II of this essay is a continuation of Part I.(1)
We've all heard of it. But few Americans use the term "Rule of Law" anymore for a very good reason. Except for lawyers, not many of us have any idea what that term really means. Worse yet, most of us don't really care what it means, either. The term is just not very useful in everyday conversation.
I often hear (am told): 1. "our church may not mix politics with religion," or 2. "the Constitution declares 'separation of church and state' which means our church must not dabble in politics," and 3. "if we have anything to do with politics our church will lose its tax exempt status."
Religion in America...must be regarded as the foremost of the political institutions of that country;
for if it does not impart a taste of freedom, it facilitates the use of it.
Indeed, it is in this same point of view that the inhabitants of
the United States themselves look upon religious beliefs.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Ask any public servant if our Constitution is the "law of the land" and they will reply in the affirmative. However, if one mentions to anyone in government that any action, law, rule, or regulation performed or proposed that is contrary to the Constitution must then be a violation of the law of the land, one would get a blank stare --- and an angry bureaucrat.
The sorry fact is that all public servants must swear an oath to God to support the Constitution, but few even know or understand it. There-fore, they violate the law of the land regularly. And often intentionally.
This commentary was published many years ago in a Canadian newspaper. Recently, it was aired in a remarkable editorial broadcast from Toronto by Gordon Sinclair, a Canadian television commentator. What follows is the full text as printed in the Congressional Record.
This Canadian thinks it is time to speak up for the Americans as the most generous and possibly the least appreciated people on all the earth.
In each of the previous twenty-eight issues of the Medical Sentinel, I have striven to plainly and simply elucidate the history, content, intent, precepts, integration, restrictions, precedents, proscriptions, violations, discipline, penalties, and duties of the provisions of the Constitution of these United States, on their textual face.
On August 4, 2001, Howard Phillips, in a few short paragraphs, brilliantly condensed and expanded much of my feeble, labored attempt. Please be alert and contemplative when you read his remarks that follow.
Here are the concluding remarks of Howard Phillips on the Constitution of the(se) United States. Once again, let us each resolve to expend ourselves to the reestablishment of our Republic to its Constitutional limitations and Biblical undergirding presuppositions.
In a business or organization an industrious person with ability and ambition may, by hard work and ingenuity, rightfully gain a position of authority over others who voluntarily submit.
To preclude legalized plunder by the federal government, the Founding Fathers provided for a balance of power not only between the three branches of the federal government - i.e., the Executive, the Legislative, the Judiciary - but also between the federal government and the States. This lineage (pecking order) must be strictly obeyed. Perusal of the founding documents, including the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, The Federalist Papers, and personal papers of the framers,(1) reveal an organization table, to wit:
Year 1776; Place Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
Event Drafting of the Declaration of Independence
It is a forgotten fact that the first four out of five presidents of these United States were Virginians --- George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe. Today they are glossed over in history classes; their great deeds ignored; their courage diminished; their honor trampled; their names defamed by the ignorant. They were, however, the giants who walked this land and taught a young country what duty, honor, country, and self-government meant. They taught many people of different nationalities, backgrounds, religions, sectional prejudices, how to become one people.
The very first sentence in the body of the United States Constitution states clearly: "All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives."
As you know, the Preamble to the Constitution of these United States reads:
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
The one-worlders are a determined and persistent lot. It's a pity they lack vision. Like lemmings, they are rushing full speed to trade God-given, inalienable rights for those granted at the whim of the world's corrupt politicians.
Their latest brainchild is a purported loophole in the United States Constitution. The text reads:
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling declaring the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional because of the words "under God" is another symptom of the progressive, liberal judicial insanity that has been permeating our society since the 1960s. Our Constitution gives us freedom of worship, not proscription of religion. Thomas Jefferson warned us that judicial activism could lead to tyranny and chaos if unchecked. The chickens have come home to roost.
In a memorable editorial, Frank Davidoff, M.D., Editor of the Annals of Internal Medicine (AIM) and Robert D. Reinecke, M.D. of the Jefferson Medical College called for a 28th Amendment to the U.S.
The Founding Fathers in their wisdom established a Constitutional Republic with a federal system in which each and every state, large and small, has a major stake in the election of the chief executives, the President and Vice President, of the United States of America.