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PRESERVE PROTECT & DEFEND – by Cameron C Taylor
It’s 2056 and America is on the ropes. The former middle class are now living in tent cities and under bridges. The economy is in ruins and the banksters are demanding payment. The nation has become a near police state and everything is to be feared. Vice President Aaron Banner knows that huge conspiracies are in place and events leading to the public awareness that America has been taken over by the NWO are well under way. Aaron Banner is an oddity inside the Beltway, the fiftieth vice president is a staunch Constitutionalist. While speaking at a commencement ceremony VP Banner is shot multiple times and slips into a coma.
While comatose, Aaron has a vision of a meeting of great Patriots of American history. Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Franklin, and many others are seated at a table. At this meeting Banner is taught the essence of Constitutional Republican Government. It is up to Vice President Aaron Banner to lead the charge to restore the Republic. Can he?
“…..This man lived and died a patriot. His father, John, was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, and he wanted to serve as well. He was a congressional representative from the state of Tennessee for six years, and he took seriously his oath of office.
On October 31, 1835 he left Tennessee for Texas to help in it’s fight for freedom. He arrived at the Alamo on February 23. The Alamo forces only consisted of approximately two hundred patriots. On the other hand by the twelfth day of battle the Mexican forces attacking the mission were reported to be more that four thousand.
“The small band of patriots held off the Mexican army for thirteen days. Giving the Texas revolutionaries the time to gather troops and defeat the Mexicans and gain independence…
Davy Crockett fought to preserve the freedoms of the US Constitution and at the age of 49 he made the ultimate sacrifice at the Battle of the Alamo.
Davy Crockett stood up and began,”There are many at this table much more qualified to speak than I. I studied the lives and teachings of the men at this table during my service as a member of the US House of Representatives. I have been asked to share a story from my time as a congressman that teaches some of the principles of limited government.”
“One winter evening while standing on the steps of the Capitol I and other members of congress saw a large fire coming from Georgetown. We rode as fast as we could. But when we got there many houses were burned and many families were made homeless.
The next morning a bill was introduced appropriating $20,000 ($400,000 TODAY!) for their relief. We put aside the business of government and rushed it through as fast as it could be done.
The following summer, while working for reelection I stopped to talk to a farmer in my district. The man turned back to his plow and was about to start off when I said, “Don’t be in a hurry my friend.
The man replied, “I know who you are Colonel Crockett… I shall not vote for you again.”
I asked what the problem was, to which the farmer replied, “You gave a vote last winter which shows that either you have not the capacity to understand the Constitution, or that you are wanting in honesty. In either case you are not the man to represent me. If the Constitution is to be worth anything, it must be held sacred and rigidly observed in all its provisions.”
Davy Crockett responded, “I do not remember any vote upon a constitutional question. You must be mistaken.”
The man replied, “No, Colonel, there’s no mistake. Last winter you voted for a bill to appropriate $20,000 to some sufferers by a fire in Georgetown.
Crockett answered, “Well, my friend, I may as well own up. Yes, I did, but certainly nobody will complain that a great and rich country like ours should give the insignificant sum to relieve the suffering women and children. I’m sure if you had been there you would have done just the same.”
The farmer replied, “It’s not the amount Colonel that I complain of,, it’s the principle. The power of collecting and disbursing money at pleasure is the most dangerous power that can be entrusted to man. You see, while you are contributing to relieve one you are taking it from thousands. Congress has no right to give charity. The people have delegated to Congress, by the Constitution, the power to do certain things. To do these it is authorized to collect and pay moneys and for nothing else. Everything beyond this is usurpation and a violation of the Constitution.
Crockett’s reply was, “…if I ever vote for another unconstitutional law I wish that I may be shot.”
(THE LIFE OF COLONEL DAVID CROCKETT, by Edward S. Ellis 1884, pp138-148)
Blend a little fact with a fictitious narrative and the result is a page turner of a new novel. The novel is PRESERVE PROTECT & DEFEND by Cameron C. Taylor (ISBN 978 0 9796861 3 9). Taylor weaves a compelling tale right out of today’s headlines with a solid foundational study of the Constitution.