The three branches that together comprise the federal government of the United States of America, and which have been replicated by most of the states, are: the Executive Branch (President of the United States), the Legislative Branch (Congress, both The United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives) and the Judicial Branch (all federal courts, at the apex of which is the United States Supreme Court).
Under the Executive and Legislative branches are various committees, sub-branches, departments, commissions and councils that enable each to perform the constitutional and other functions that have evolved necessarily through time as our society has grown exponentially and changed dramatically. More recently added to those assisting as White House advisers are irrelevantly referred to as “Czars.” These are advisers who, unlike secretaries of the departments and other presidential counselors are not vetted by the Senate, so they do not undergo advise-and-consent approval. To say the least, the current czars, many of whom have truly bizarre belief systems, are as important to the president as his vetted and approved staff. There is considerable discussion about the need for the Senate to act in its advisory capacity when it come to czars and other presidential appointees.
The duties and responsibilities of those who advise the president have grown like weeds, in some cases choking out or impinging upon some of the key provisions of the United States Constitution, our core ruling document that defines our government and how it should orchestrate the nation’s affairs as bequeathed to us by our Founding Fathers. Despite attempts to disassemble it one piece at a time, it has survived the majority of such challenges and is is still very much our guiding document, giving this nation its heart and soul and making it the greatest nation on earth.
How It All Came About
With the Revolutionary War behind them and a blank slate before them, the Founding Fathers were encumbered with defining how the newly independent country would be governed. They did so in extraordinary and utterly unique fashion by creating an enduring document unlike any other. The Founders began the arduous task of sculpting a republic with God’s wisdom, their remarkable intellects, uncanny foresight, the definitions in what would later become Daniel Webster’s 1828 Dictionary (the first book of its kind in the United States), a quill pen, ink and parchment.
What emerged after months of exchanged ideas (at times contentious during a hot, arid Philadelphia summer), debates and brilliant, profound thought was the Constitution of the United States, one of the most enduring governmental documents in the history of mankind. It mandated a unique style of governance. The Founders (also called the “Framers” of the Constitution) aim was to construct a republic, not a democracy, and that’s just what they did.
After its completion, Benjamin Franklin was asked, “What have you wrought upon us, sir?” His reply was, “A republic, if you can keep it.”
His somewhat dubious response has unfortunately shown unique prescience. Keeping the republic with sovereign states and a sovereign people has been difficult, especially within the three branches of the government.
The United States is considered by many today to be a democracy, while it is, in fact, supposed to be a republic. The sands of time and changes brought by a society in constant transition, at times turmoil, and gradually deteriorating morals, have worn away the patina of our glistening republic and the sovereignty of the nation and as individuals within it. The country was fundamentally changed it into a democracy and no one has been the wiser except for those of us who have studied the profound differences between a republic and a democracy. What’s wrong with a democracy? A great deal if it is the product of what began as a republic. They are two entirely different forms of national governance and philosophy. Most people have no idea that there is a difference between being a citizen of the United States and a sovereign individual. The two words mean entirely different things and materially shape how you are to be treated by the government. That may sound odd, but it is not, as will be taught in the Political Science curriculum we shall put before you, complete with instructions about how to reclaim your sovereignty. Fear not. You’ll not be surrendering your rights in any way. In fact you’ll learn that many of the rights of a sovereign have been swallowed by changing mores and a society in constant flux.
What we seek to do is to teach our readers what the republic is and how to restore it, as well as how to restore your individual sovereignty and the true and complete rights that come with it. You are not living anywhere near as freely as the Founders intended.
Our self-assigned task focuses on how the meaning of government has evolved into something today our Founding Fathers would not recognize.
While they gave the House of Representatives the ability to coin money, that incredibly important mandate was inexplicably ceded to the Federal Reserve Bank, which is NOT a part of the United States government. It is a privately held bank owned by central banks around the world. We know not the identities of these banks because the Federal Reserve Bank is not compelled to disclose information to the SEC about its owners or its activities (although the latter are defined in its charter), because little more than its charter and the Federal Reserve Act is available to the public.
In addition, the Founders would be disappointed in the extreme by how their intentions regarding religion have been warped and mangled by the courts into some bastardized and alien concept that bears no semblance whatsoever to their true intent, which was, quite simply that: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”
What the Founders intended is the government cannot found or choose one religion over all others and mandate that all of the people living in this country attend a church teaching and preaching a government -defined religion each Sunday. But more egregious is a lack of judicial rule on the second half of that phrase, “or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” The courts have sent that concept the way of the buggy whip, thanks in large part to minority atheistic groups and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), among other twisted-minded organizations.
It is these groups who have manipulated activist judges and justices in the Judicial Branch of the government to hand down absurd, heathenish rulings based not on the Founders intent, but rather the sentiments of minority groups that have artfully sued religion out of the fabric of our society, while the vast majority of us just shook our heads in dismay and with reticent obedience allowed it to happen instead of fighting back. That is where we draw a line in the sand.
The Founding Fathers infused God into the foundation of the United States, stressing God’s influence and importance. Yet, in recent years, God, at every opportunity, has been stripped from the public square and our public schools by the Supreme Court. Using the concept of “separation of church and state,” which appears nowhere in the Constitution, the Supreme Court is making law, which they do not have the power to do. Only Congress can make law. In addition, they are paying no heed to the Founders intent in the “establishment clause,” specifically, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”
With the three branches of government, the founding fathers wanted to be certain that no one (i.e. a king or queen) leading this country would have bestowed upon them the unlimited power with which European monarchs ruled their countries. It was, after all, such unlimited, arbitrary and capricious rules and the lack of religious freedoms that drove the first of the settlers to our shores.
Instead, the Founders conceived a great social and governmental experiment based on a three-branch governmental model that would provide “checks and balances” to keep the government on an even keel and level playing field. Checks and balances were designed to deny any one branch more power than another; at least that was the idea.
Yet, over time, even that no longer holds true, for the Supreme Court can overturn legislation passed by Congress, executive orders written by the president and compel the president to disclose documents subject to the protections of “Executive Privilege,” and allow or disallow the departments in the Executive Branch to follow their mandates defined for them by Congress.
While what the Founders designed wasn’t perfect, it is nonetheless, an enduring method of governance that has survived the test of time. For over 200 years—and despite those who would try to eviscerate it—it has served as our guiding light and the longest existing form of government in human history.
The principles behind this grand and robust government model are what we seek to teach all who have not taken political science courses or who do not fully understand how the government is structured, what each branch’s powers and duties are and how each works independently and together. They, heavily influenced by “K Street,” that part of Washington where lobbyists of all kinds and descriptions pressure and convince members of Congress and the president to get self-befitting laws passed. We seek to become lobbyists for the people over time, because we currently have no one to represent us.
We seek to teach people why we must now stand up as our Founding Fathers did and work hard to restore the republic they crystallized for us. This will not be something done in a year, five years or even ten. It has taken many years to bend the Founders true intent, and it will take many more to straighten it and to restore this great nation to it’s unquestioned predominance as a land of the free and one full of opportunity; thus the purpose of The American Restoration Project.
We will focus as well on the enemies we face from within and without our borders and uncover the agendas of certain distinctly powerful minority groups that seek to convert this country and the world to their way of thinking, and clearly reveal how their nefarious agendas would destroy freedom and liberty as we know it.
We, with other like-minded groups and organizations, shall not rest until our objective of restoring the United States of America to the Founders’ intent has been achieved, and the United States of America as a republic has been fully restored and its people again made sovereign. But it is critical to note that the changes we seek to make will be made manifest by non-violent means. We will work within the system to attempt to bring change, but shall not shrink from whatever demonstration may be necessary to have our voices heard. We hope you will join the Conservative Nexus and join us in a mission to restore America.
Links to In-Depth Descriptions of the Branches of the Government of the United States of America