Published On: December 1st, 2020

In some communities the buyer of a piece of property has the right to tear down what is there and replace it completely. Where there are no ordinances that protect historic or unique properties some developers just mow down sweet ethnic communities and replace them with current, usually tasteless, structures. Something is lost when this happens – a charm, a link with the past that helps the “now” keep perspective. Only those with real memories of what the neighborhood once was feel the pang of sadness at what it has become. This is not progress; this is a melting heat. Soon those with memories will be gone and it is as if the community never existed at all.

So, too, the United States Constitution and other Founding documents. They exist over time because the people of America understand them, treasure them, honor them, and assume there are laws in place that preserve, protect, and defend them. It is assumed by many Americans that our basic political institutions are so embedded in the DNA of our culture that no “developer” could come along and erase who we are, what we value, and how we govern ourselves. It is understood that each generation stands on the shoulders of former generations. This is progress; this is a forging heat. Memories stay fresh and so the institutions last, are modified with great care, and become an even stronger re-bar for society.

Miss Constitution would remind us of what those Founding documents are and what values they represent.

1. The Mayflower Compact – signed November, 11, 1620 before landing at Plymouth, MA

We. . . do covenant and combine ourselves into a civil body politic, for our better ordering and preservation. . . and to enact such just and equal laws. . . for the general good of the colonie; unto which we promise all due submission and obedience.
This is a written governing contract. Laws for the welfare of all passed with the consent of the governed. They promised with their word of honor to obey the Rule of Law.

2. The Declaration of Independence – signed August 2, 1776 in Philadelphia, PA
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Our written document of independence from Great Britain acknowledges that God exists and is the Author of our human rights. Our right to Life and Liberty, then, are not granted by our national or state governments but by God. In God We Trust.

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. Government serves the people, the people do

not serve the government.
3. The Constitution of the United States – September 17, 1787

Unlike the British Constitution the American Constitution is a written governing structure that outlines the powers and limitations of governance and also provides civil, not human, rights against government power, many of which now apply to the states. It consists of seven articles and a mission statement. It is the Supreme Positive Law of the Land. What is says and means is interpreted by the Supreme Court.

We the People. . . do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. The People have the ultimate authority to establish the Constitution.

Miss Constitution would like you to see these three documents as the last three cottages in an irreplaceable setting surrounded by pressures to dismantle, or add beyond recognition, or sell and demolish altogether. These forces are very powerful and become more so if they can succeed in convincing the public that the cottages are old-fashioned, ugly, and irrelevant. This is not progress; this is a melting heat. We call this tactic “objectification” – a method to make a human being or an animal or a value or a symbol lose its significance or its humanity. It goes like this: “The main obstacle to a stable and just world is the United States of America” – spoken by George Soros, who funds the bulldozers ready to demolish our system; the Cancel Culture, that punishes through doxxing and other intimidation tactics anyone who has a warm heart for the Constitution or the country; and outright violent terrorism under the guise of redress for grievances. The idea is to convince average Americans that their country is not worth defending; their marriage is not worth salvaging; their precious children are not worth protecting; and their faith is not worth having. Once convinced, it is expected that Americans will pick up their thirty pieces of silver and let the dismantling begin.

Miss Constitution thinks we need to renew a forging heat. She thinks we need to re-introduce to American adults and children a sense of virtue and high purpose. She thinks we need to remind ourselves that our system begins with the person not the group. It begins with reminding each person of his or her responsibility to look inward not outward in solving personal and community problems. It involves instilling a respect for the Rule of Law and its four prongs – Positive Law, Moral Law, Natural Law, and Unwritten Law. It values a healthy family and a humility to the Author of our rights to Life, and Liberty. A forging heat is heat. Miss Constitution would have you say a firm “no” to replacing the engine of our prosperity with the dead battery of socialism. It is the private sector that drives our economy. It is the private sector that creates new inventions, that improves old ones, and makes possible opportunities for all who prepare themselves. Put the heat on the private sector to remember the country that provided the system that accounts for their success. Say “no” to corporate sell-outs who exchange their intellectual property for global wealth at the expense of their nation.

Say “no” to the schools brainwashing and destroying your children. Say “no” to the false 1619 Project; say “no” to criminal enterprises like Antifa and Black Lives Matter that hide behind legal protest; say “no” to any University or College who has taken money from China and allowed the research that the public helps fund go into war materiel for a nation who wishes our country harm. Say “no” to both Democrats and Republicans who have used their positions of public trust to enrich themselves at their country’s expense. A forging heat is hot; a forging heat puts its foot down; a forging heat sustains all abuse; and a forging heat respects and honors our Founding documents and their important values.

Miss Constitution sees the United States as that beautifully crafted cottage in that wonderfully sweet community of diverse and interesting humanity all of whom are trying their best in the short life they are given to be virtuous, grateful, and successful. In its yard a sign says proudly, “Not for Sale.” After all, a Frank Lloyd Wright cottage bulldozed to the ground can never be replaced.

Fallingwater House designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright

Fallingwater House designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935 in rural southwestern Pennsylvania. Photo by Claudia Lorusso on Unsplash

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    M.E. Boyd, "Miss Constitution" is an attorney, author, and instructor in Business, Educational, and Constitutional Law. She has appeared on television and radio and speaks publicly on American history, the founding documents, and current political issues. Her mission is to help citizens understand the Founding philosophies behind the system so that we can-together-help preserve the blessings of liberty and prosperity. Read more about Miss C