A Fundamental Political Choice for the USA:
The USA has had two different constitutions with two different visions for America: the Articles of Confederation (America’s original constitution) versus the Federal Constitution (its replacement). The supporters of the former have been called Anti-Federalists and the supporters of the latter Federalists. Patrick Henry was one of the foremost representatives of the Anti-Federalists, while Alexander Hamilton was of the Federalists:
Their struggle was over which constitution and which vision would guide the USA. Even during the colonial era this contest existed, at times the Anglo-American colonies effectively operating as sovereign States, while at other times (especially in the years leading up to 1776) the British central government exercising greater control. The struggle did not end when the Articles of Confederation were illegally replaced by the Federal Constitution, because even in the Federal Constitution the Anti-Federalists were granted the Bill of Rights (including the Tenth limiting the extent of Federal scope) as Amendments to the Federal Constitution, as a condition for Federal constitution ratification. However, this was a bad deal for the Anti-Federalists because enforced by the very Federal government the Anti-Federalists properly distrusted, and often led by the very party that had disregarded legal procedure in amending the Articles of Confederation. It also cemented a secularist direction. There has been throughout US political history an on-going struggle between the two. Few have had the prescience of Anti-Federalist Patrick Henry in seeing where abandonment of the Articles of Confederation and their replacement by the Federal Constitution would inevitably lead. His words on the matter shout loudly to us today: “It is radical in this transition; our rights and privileges are endangered, and the sovereignty of the states will be relinquished: And cannot we plainly see that this is actually the case?” The on-going struggle itself has slowed the inevitable conclusion: a Federal “Global Nation” Empire that becomes more and more of a secularist centralized police state. The more diverse its population becomes, the more it will become a police state in order to maintain a semblance of order, and the more it will be anti-Christian in character. In truth, its conclusion is a modern Babel.
We have the advantage of time that those of Patrick Henry’s day had to foresee from afar. Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, Cory Booker, Julian Castro, Beto O’Rourke, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, etc. are now explicitly telling us where they plan to take it. Demographic trends, the government bureaucracy, Big Business, the mainstream media, Hollywood, and the educational establishment are all on their side. The Republican Party has been slowing down the process, but has no strategy for substantively replacing it, because unwilling to advocate for a return to the Articles of Confederation and a nation-state (rather than a “global nation” Empire), along with a reasonable path to get there.
The other advantage we have over our forebearers is that God brings down every Babel that raises its head, as both history and scripture testifies. Such a Babel has within itself the seeds of its own destruction: economic, political (foreign and domestic), and moral instability and bankruptcy. Ours is to work to build its replacement alternative edifice by God’s grace, even as we watch Babel’s tower collapse. The replacement edifice will in fact assist in hastening the latter’s fall.
The alternative which can replace it then is a confederated USA of Anglo-American Patriot States, under the Articles of Confederation (America’s first constitution that was unadvisedly and illegally abandoned), with America’s first national flag (the Continental Colors or Grand Union flag) as the symbol of our enterprise:
This confederated USA can have partitioned out of the USA those liberal “blue” areas in a sea of “red” areas that remain part of the USA, such as illustrated here:
In order to reach this goal, the Anglo-American patriots of today can follow the basic playbook of our patriot forefathers: create a network of Committees of Correspondence of Anglo-American patriots in every State of the USA. When large enough in each State, these in turn can elect a council/assembly of leaders, which in turn can send delegates to a restored Continental Congress, seeking a return to the Articles of Confederation and listing its grievances with the Federal government.
The centralized Federal empire over a “global nation” will fall, and the confederated USA of Anglo-American Patriot States, under the Articles of Confederation, will rise in its stead. This confederated USA will be a nation of and for the Anglo-American patriot people to God’s glory, not a multi-cultural “global nation” Empire that only really serves the interests of an elite few. States’ Rights will be the victor, and the long struggle of Anti-Federalists against all human odds will be vindicated.
Please consider joining the struggle by joining your State’s Committee of Correspondence: http://www.puritans.net/articles/State%20Committees%20of%20Correspondence%20by%20State.htm . State organizers are especially needed.
Index of Articles related to this Cause: http://www.puritans.net/articles/indexarticlesconfederation.htm .