My apologies to my readers. The links in my articles to Attorney Leo Donofrio’s research site are unavailable at this time. I do know that Phil at the Right Side Of Life has a lot of Leo’s work published at his site and I will also do some scouring of the web to find mirror sites, but I can not make any promises.
The good news is that if you just google the topics that I had linked to Leo for reference, you should be able to find most of the information at the SCOTUS, National Archives, the Avalon Project thru Yale University, US Senate, US House of Representatives or the Federalist Society websites or on my permanent page BHO & the Stubborn Facts that is listed above.
Now you ask, why the temporary inaccessibility of Leo site? Well, the time has finally come to put the legal blogging aside and concentrate on proceeding forward legally as set forth in the Constitution by the Founding Fathers.
To Leo & his team…Best Wishes, God Bless & God Speed, You are all TRUE Unwavering Patriot Warriors forging through that very complex legal battlefield for the preservation of our Republic & our Constitution. Your efforts WILL be recorded in American history for all future generations to look back on, just as we have the Founders to look to for guidance:
Congress has for decades been trying to usurp the original intent of the founding fathers of this great nation, further risking our sovereignty & national security. An agenda that Washington warned about in his farewell address:
If, in the opinion of the people, the distribution or modification of the constitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the Constitution designates. But let there be no change by usurpation; for though this, in one instance, may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed. The precedent must always greatly overbalance in permanent evil any partial or transient benefit, which the use can at any time yield…
As avenues to foreign influence in innumerable ways, such attachments are particularly alarming to the truly enlightened and independent patriot. How many opportunities do they afford to tamper with domestic factions, to practice the arts of seduction, to mislead public opinion, to influence or awe the public councils. Such an attachment of a small or weak towards a great and powerful nation dooms the former to be the satellite of the latter.
Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence (I conjure you to believe me, fellow-citizens) the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake, since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government...
Real patriots who may resist the intrigues of the favorite are liable to become suspected and odious, while its tools and dupes usurp the applause and confidence of the people, to surrender their interests…
The United States Constitution as Jusctice Scalia says, is literally dead. It does not breath, therefore we must look to the framers for interpretation and Justice Story confirmed that theory when he wrote in his Commentaries on the Constitution: Rules of Interpretation:
§ 210. XV. In the first place, then, every word employed in the constitution is to be expounded in its plain, obvious, and common sense, unless the context furnishes some ground to control, qualify, or enlarge it. Constitutions are not designed for metaphysical or logical subtleties, for niceties of expression, for critical propriety, for elaborate shades of meaning, or for the exercise of philosophical acuteness, or juridical research. They are instruments of a practical nature, founded on the common business of human life, adapted to common wants, designed for common use, and fitted for common understandings. The people make them; the people adopt them; the people must be supposed to read them, with the help of common sense; and cannot be presumed to admit in them any recondite meaning, or any extraordinary gloss.
full interview, well worth watching: