The opinion expressed below is that of the author and is not necessarily that of the SCV or all of its members.
As American patriots, it is our duty to preserve and protect the Constitution of the United States. All officers of the federal government (the President, members of Congress, Justices of the Supreme Court and all subordinate employees of the three branches) take an oath to preserve, protect and defend it.
As citizens, it is our duty to be informed on contemporary issues and to participate in government because our republic was designed to be self-government of the people---to be a limited government where individual liberties are maximized. Furthermore, the duty, by definition, involves understanding the Constitution, U.S. history and the rules of government in order to make informed judgments regarding the proper roles of government and whether it's performing as it should today.
"The strength of the Constitution lies entirely in
the determination of each citizen to defend it. Only if every single
citizen feels duty bound to do his share in this defense are the
constitutional rights secure."
"The worst thing that can
happen to a good cause is, not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly
Aside from offering historical information for researchers, this commentary is to provide information to fellow citizens so they may fulfill their duties. These pages provide a context for the issues relevant to government's proper scope (issues as old as Plato's Republic ) and how we should go about restoring American government to its proper limited roles. In order to do that, some relevant history is required.
"The mind never fully accepts any convictions that
it does not owe to its own efforts."
The author does not presume to tell you how to think. Rather, this is to provide you with some facts, some opinions and some resources to check on your own so that you might reach a reasonably informed opinion on the issues discussed. Your presence here suggests that you want to learn more or that you're at least curious about these issues. If you believe it your duty to be an informed citizen, please continue. If you consider it in your best interest to be informed, please continue.
"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of
civilization, it expects what never was and never will be."
"Learning is not
compulsory... neither is survival."
"The fool wonders,
the wise man asks."
The links below will lead the reader to a reasonably comprehensive understanding of the Confederate Cause.
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