Does anyone in America know what it is like to live in a Constitutional Republic?

by Robert John Stevens, April 18, 2017

Yesterday Utah County Commissioner Bill Lee and I attended a final presentation at BYU in Provo, Utah for an on-campus internship that we sponsored this winter semester. Our student team presented solutions for how we can increase agricultural production in residential and county lands.

After the meeting, Bill, Chris White (an owner of four local restaurants) and I met outside at the Tanner Building parking lot. Our discussion turned to Utah County regulations. I said, “If you create a two-column spreadsheet and compare the permissions required to build in Utah County versus a communist country, you’ll see no difference except that in Utah County you may own your own property versus the government owns it in communism. Well, imminent domain laws may still take your property away.”

Bill replied, “Does anyone in America know what it is like to live in a Constitutional Republic?” He said he’s asked that question to Senator Mike Lee.

The answer is no. Since the Federal Reserve coup in 1913, no American knows what it is like to live in a Constitutional Republic.

Trump Must Either Protect the States Against Invasion or Abide by the Appeals Court Decision

Section Four of the U.S. Constitution requires the United States to protect each state from invasion. Can the Trump Administration abide by the appeals court’s travel ban decision and faithfully enforce Section Four? Are they apples and oranges?

Mormon Utah County’s Excessive Violations of Inalienable Private Property Rights

by Robert John Stevens, May 5, 2016

During the Brigham Young administration alone, Mormons founded nearly four hundred settlements with three hundred more thereafter.

Surveyors drafted township plats. Pioneers moved onto their land with no regulations other than to follow the golden rule.

Today Utah County’s Land-Use Ordinances are 290 pages. How many violate inalienable private property rights as implied by The Declaration of Independence, stated in Article 1, Section 1 of the Utah Constitution and probably every other state’s constitution?

For example, suppose you are denied subdivision approval because Utah County will not recognize your private road easements even though they are clearly stated as enforceable for perpetuity on your agricultural subdivision plat. Do you want government to tell you that you cannot build on your own property without first building and paving an interior road and turning ownership over to them?

Or suppose the county health department decides they don’t approve of your well water quality and demands you buy expensive filtration equipment. Does government have the right to dictate whether or not you can drink your own water, distill it or import it?

Notice the Utah County Code is also more than 200 pages.

Do these codes and ordinances truly represent the consent of the governed?

If you own property in Utah County, especially outside of the cities, try and develop it and you’ll discover the unconstitutional burdens placed upon you. Remember, every ordinance is backed by the use of force.

Are Mormon Utah County government employees worried about their eternal exaltation regarding how well they defend the U.S. Constitution, uphold free agency, and oppose socialism and the regulatory state that burdens mankind, requires non-limited government, encourages debt, and enslaves citizens via legalized theft (also known as taxation)?

How do Mormons who create and enforce these ordinances interpret versus 7 of D&C 98:5-7? I sincerely want to know.

5 And that law of the land which is constitutional, supporting that principle of freedom in maintaining rights and privileges, belongs to all mankind, and is justifiable before me.

6 Therefore, I, the Lord, justify you, and your brethren of my church, in befriending that law which is the constitutional law of the land;

7 And as pertaining to law of man, whatsoever is more or less than this, cometh of evil.

The only exception I can find in Mormon scriptures is D&C 101:79:

Therefore, it is not right that any man should be in bondage one to another.

Of all the citizens in the United States, as far as I know, Mormons are the only group whose scriptures specifically affirms and endorses the U.S. Constitution. I’d expect Utah government to lead the nation in their resolve to uphold it, especially in Utah County—home of Brigham Young University and the Mormon Missionary Training Center.

I’d be happy to discuss this anytime in public or private. Please enlighten my understanding.

Time is Quickly Running out for Obama’s Reclamation

Sent to Paul Craig Roberts in response to his November 7, 2013 article, How America Was Lost — Paul Craig Roberts

Hi Paul,

Your bold statements are probably completely true and paint a totally accurate picture.

And you’re also right about Obama. History will remember him as our nation’s worst president to date, even surpassing his predecessor. Whether the economy collapses during or after leaving office he will be forced to live a life of seclusion in a constant state of fear from an angry citizenry.

Time is quickly running out for his reclamation.

How could he turn around the nation and double his rapidly sinking popularity? Will it not sink to single digit as the welfare supporter’s check’s are reduced?

To begin he could without notice expose the Federal Reserve, arrest their bankster mob, seize their assets, arrest previous presidents and their coconspirators, and from the pulpit declare to the American people the deceptions which have held them bound.

Drawing from his Constitutional Law background he could tell Americans the principles upon which the U.S. Constitution are based and how it has been hi-jacked.

He could simultaneously fire his cabinet and supportive staff of liars and replace them with men and women of high virtue, use his wartime executive powers to seize total control, and rid our nations of all illegal parasites and secret combinations with quick and decisive military tribunals.

Americans would be ecstatic. Openly admitting to every lie and scandal would bring nothing but forgiveness by the people.

The subsequent calamities and hardships would be met with hope and optimism. People would help each other in ways churches could only dream of.

Nations of the earth would shed supportive tears of joy. Obama would be hailed as the greatest president since Washington.

The choice is His.

No Compromise on the Constitution and Bill of Rights

Dear Senator Lee,

We have read so much in mainstream media about the need to compromise but why should patriotic Americans ever compromise on the Constitution and Bill of Rights? Do we not hold them inviolate?

Regarding D&C 98:7, when speaking about the constitutional law of the land, what did Jesus Christ mean when he told Joseph Smith, “And as pertaining to law of man, whatsoever is more or less than this, cometh of evil.”

Regards,

Robert John Stevens