Magistrate Letter 3
Dear ********* :
You have a tremendous responsibility to the citizens of our State. We of the Southern National Congress respect your willingness to shoulder that burden.
In your oath of office you affirmed your pledge to uphold the Constitution of the United States as well as the State's Constitution. We applaud your desire to do just that.
But we must humbly ask, Have you recently read both Constitutions?
Are you aware of the limitations “ as well as the privileges “ which they confer upon you and the citizens?
The delegates to the SNC presume that the authors of our Constitutions meant what they wrote and wrote what meant to say. Their collective wisdom and deliberations were for our benefit generations later.
When called to task, we moderns often act like the teenage who defends missing curfew by saying, I was only a few minutes late. As though only going outside the boundaries a little bit makes the violation OK.
You do have a tremendous responsibility not only to those who elected you, but to everyone in our State.
You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.
If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.
What is liberty without wisdom and without virtue?