Common Sense & The Veil of Secrecy

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by M LeMont

Is the Constitution protecting the people from white supremacists, or is the Constitution protecting white supremacists from the people? Who were the framers afraid of ruling the country?

I wish I could go back to when the framers formed the Constitution and hear what was really on their minds; George Washington, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin... Oh, Wait! There are letters, letters they wrote privately to each other.

It makes me ask the question.

Is this real life

What's happening today is what happened yesterday.

I found these letters by the Framers of the Constitution to be deeply relevant, disturbing, and powerful beyond what we fully understand.

They were coded and intended to be hidden in a Veil of Secrecy from the viewing public 'Forever.'

Records of the Federal Convention of 1787

“To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt is like administering medicine to the dead or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture." To General Sir William Howe Thomas Paine: Common Sense

Profound words, one observer said. Profoundly important, another tweeted. But this is how it is and how it was and how it will always be.

Years ago, I read a quote from Global&Mail, “You’re looking for people who are equal parts intelligence and stupidity who possess a clear view of reality as well as the ability to ignore reality." Or may I say it this way, "You're looking for people that are just plain stupid that believe anything that you tell them, and loyalty over intelligence?”

When you trust one man above all else, science, medical experts, news networks, federal agencies–and defy your own common sense and well-being–when you believe that one man, whatever he says–you are fully indoctrinated into a cult.

Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

"History may distort truth and will distort it for a time, by the superior efforts of justification of those who are conscious of needing it most.

Nor will the opening scenes of our present government be seen in their true aspect until letters of the day, now held in private hoards, shall be broken up and laid in private view.

What a treasure will be found in Washington's cabinet when it shall pass into the hands of as candid a friend to truth as he was himself!"

[Thomas Jefferson to Justice William Johnson, June 12, 1823, Letters found online MHI: Adam's Papers.] This letter addresses over 700 ciphered letters (coded) which is what has kept them private from academic scrutiny.

The Framers of the Constitution, what were they afraid of? They were worried about the idea of part of the government taking too much power. They were worried the executive might become a monarch.

On the other hand, they were afraid that the majority of the people might run roughshod over the rights of a minority (the rich).

They knew one-day things would fall apart. Benjamin Franklin said on the closing day of the convention in 1787: “I agree to this Constitution with all its faults if they are such….”

"We have a Republic if we can keep it."

Fast Forward: 1972-2021

  • Richard Nixon, Watergate Coverup

  • Donald Trump, The Big Lie

  • Jan 6 Attack on the Capitol

  • Jan 6 Commission Investigates

  • Trump files a lawsuit to prevent 700 documents from being turned over and prevent enforcement of lawful subpoenas. A baseless claim of executive privilege to cover his attempt to overthrow the government.

  • At least 250 new laws have been proposed in 43 states to limit mail, early in-person, and Election Day voting.

  • Trump asks Supreme Court to block release of his White House records to January 6 committee "There will not be another Presidential transition for more than 3 yrs; Congress has time to allow this Court to consider this expedited appeal." Left unsaid was Republicans will end Jan6 Investigation if they win the 2022 election.


The Veil of Secrecy

Rewind: The year, 1821. The attempt to prevent letters of the Convention from being turned over to the viewing public. (Coded letters)

Montpeler, Sept 15, 1821

To Thomas Richie


Dear Sir,

I have recd. yours of 8th instant on the subject of the proceedings of the convention of 1787.

It is true that the public has been led to understand that I possess materials for a pretty ample view of what passed in the Assembly.

It is also true that it has not been my intention that they should for ever remain under the veil of secrecy of the time when it might be improper for them to see the light. I had formed no particular determination.

In general, it had appeared to me that it might be best to let the work to be a posthumous one, or at least that its publication should be delayed till the Constitution should be well settled by practice, & till a knowledge of the controversial part of proceedings of its framers could be turned to no improper account.

Delicacy also seemed to require some respect to the rule by the Constitution “prohibited a promulgation without leave of what was spoken in it;” so long as the policy of that rule could be regarded as in any degree expired.

As a guide in expounding and applying the provisions of the Constitution, the debates and incidental decisions of the Convention can have no authoritative character.

However, desirable it be that they should be preserved as gratification to the laudable curiosity felt by every people to trace the origin and progress of their political institutions, & as a source perhaps of some lights as the Science of Govt. the legitimate meaning of the instrument must be derived from the text itself; or if a key is sought to be elsewhere, it must be not in the opinions or intentions of the Body which planned & proposed the Constitution, but in the sense attached to it by the people in their respective State Conventions where it recd. all the authority which it possesses.

Such being the course of my reflections I have suffered a concurrence & continuance of particular inconveniences for the time past, to prevent me from giving to my notes the fair and full preparation due to the subject of them.

[ James Madison Records of the Federal Convention of 1787.]


"Never be deceived that the rich will allow you to vote away their wealth." Lucy Parsons

The rich are the minority. That's what the framers of the constitution were afraid of, that the majority would run roughshod over them. Hard to believe, eh? What would you do if you were rich and took over a country? Would you write laws to benefit the rich-- and make sure people of color, the poor, and working-class whites never rule the land-- laws cloaked in darkness to keep the majority in check? No, of course, you wouldn't, would you? Now read Good & Evil

Man shoots a squirrel, climbs a tree and shoots a deer, hunts lions for game, tigers & crocodiles for skins, elephants for tusks. Man went to Africa and brought other men in chains on a ship and made them slaves to make him rich; Man is evil, lives in wickedness.