Essential Ingredients for an Enduring Constitutional Republic

The four essential components of a genuine constitutional republic are,  These elements are the bulwarks of freedom that a written constitution and a Bill of Rights are intended to guarantee to the People of that republic. The Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution are those ten inspired amendments intended by the Framers to guarantee, unto perpetuity, the inalienable rights necessary for the States, or the People and their posterity to have freedom and liberty to pursue personal happiness. The ultimate outcome of following the specific rules of the U.S. Constitution was, according to the Framers’ intent (as stated in the Preamble of the U.S.

This is simply because individual happiness in a free society is not, to any degree, guaranteed. False guarantees of financial and social security are only found in socialist and Marxist regimes which tyrannically regulate and control all human endeavors to a sad end. Without freedom of conscience, movement, and human endeavor, and laws to maintain those freedoms, there can be no real pursuit of happiness. Human happiness must be personally desired, and actively and uniquely pursued, by the individual citizen of the republic through freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly, and freedom of privacy.

 

The guaranteed inalienable freedom of privacy, directly beneath the freedoms of religion and speech in importance, is certainly vital and affords the individual citizen security from government encrouchment on what the citizen writes, emails (and the electronic attachments contained in those emails), and the citizen’s electronic records, which are tantamount to the paper records and effects that the citizen prepares, mails  or has concealed in a safe in a house. It was intended by the Framers to specifically set forth the very many general powers given to the States, or to the People, and those few specific powers given specifically to the federal government by the U.S.

The 4th Amendment was intended to secure these rights, which are to be free of government search, seizure (and electronic surveillance), unless a valid warrant is obtained from a magistrate, which is based upon evidence produced by law enforcement that clearly shows that probable cause exists for the search  warrant because of the substantial probability that a citizen of the republic has committed a crime, or has planned to commit a crime.  Constitution, in order to ensure that the federal government never tyrannically oversteps its specific grant of power.

The U.S. Constitution was, therefore, intended by the Framers as the essential, and only, rulebook for operation of the federal government, and the individual State constitutions were the separate and distinct rulebooks for operation of the individual State governments. Just like the rulebook for any rule-oriented game, such as chess, baseball, football, or, even, for cooking, following the specific rules is vital to the integrity of the game or, even, how a particular recipe turns-out. Such is only common sense, and  fundamental to an understanding of natural law.