The USC Sucks, etcetera: Part 10 of an Open Debate—The NAC’s Article X

Article X has ten sections to it that cover a diverse array of subjects.  I will go over them one-by-one.

Section 1 – the flag

English shall be the spoken and written language of this Confederacy, and the Gadsden flag shall be its official flag.

The Gadsden flag looks like this:


but there are many other variations.  It is a purely American flag that just about everybody recognizes.  The NAC‘s war section puts forth a doctrine of strictly defensive warfare.  An enemy force has to come here, and actually put their foot on our soil, before we can drive them off.  The Gadsden flag transmits this same theme of justified defense.  The rattlesnake won’t strike until you first put your foot on it.  It is just minding its own business going about its day, but making that peculiar rattling sound as a warning that “‘Although I won’t attack you unprovoked, if you step on me, I WILL STRIKE!”  The NAC and the Gadsden flag, then, go hand-in-hand.  This flag, in fact, already has a place in the hearts of Americans and will serve to bind the new Confederacy together, for all can get behind this flag.

Section 1 – the language

“In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here does in good faith become an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with every one else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed or birthplace or origin. But this is predicated upon the man’s becoming in very fact an American and nothing but an American.

“If he tries to keep segregated with men of his own origin and separated from the rest of America, then he isn’t doing his part as an American.

“We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile. We have room for but one language here and that is the English language, for we intend to see that the crucible turns our people out as Americans, and American nationality, and not as dwellers in a polyglot boarding house; and we have room for but one soul [sic] loyalty, and that is loyalty to the American people.”  (Excerpted from a letter written by Theodore Roosevelt shortly before his death in January 1919, just a few months after the armistice that ended the fighting in World War I.  Bold font added by me.)

The United States under the USC doesn’t have an official language.  The NAC will change that.  To English.  But this only applies to the Confederacy, not to the States.  What will be the effect of this?

On the surface, the effect appears to be negligible.  The NAC does not constrain the federal government to speak and write in English.  Nor does it constrain the States.  Nor does it constrain the people.  It merely gives an officially recognized spoken and written language to the federal government (the Confederacy.)  The Confederacy is still free to speak and write in any language they choose, and so are the States, and so are their people.  However, there are also these sections of the NAC:

Article XII. Section 2.  Men who are natural-born citizens of any State, that marry wives by right, with manus, shall have power to confer naturalized citizenship upon their wives, provided a wife first passes an English proficiency test and enters into a covenant to obey, honor and sustain the laws of the State of which her husband is a resident, both of which shall be administered by the State of which her husband is a resident; and such men shall naturalize their wives by issuing a writ of citizenship, which writ shall be certified by the State of which her husband is a resident, which certified writ shall be binding and valid in the eyes of the law.

Article XII. Section 3.  Three natural-born upstanding citizens of no small reputation, who are residents of the same city, town, village or municipality as a resident foreigner, who are well acquainted with the foreigner and can attest to the good character of the same, shall have power to petition for citizenship in his or her behalf, and put his or her name down on an election ballot of that city, town, village or municipality, so that the citizens thereof may give their voice for or against granting citizenship to said foreigner; and should the voice come in favor, the resident foreigner shall be empowered to take an English proficiency test, administered by his or her State of residence, and when the test has been passed, the foreigner shall have power to enter into a covenant, administered by the same State, to obey, honor and sustain the laws of said State, to be numbered as a naturalized citizen of said State, to renounce allegiance to the foreigner’s country of origin, to keep the peace and support the cause of liberty in the land, and to call him or herself an American; and after these ceremonies, said State shall issue a certificate of naturalized citizenship to the foreigner, which shall be valid and binding in the eyes of the law.

These sections mandate that all naturalized citizens be proficient in English.  Now, this doesn’t mean that they have to speak or write English after they take their test.  No, they are still free to speak and write in any language they choose.  But the net effect of these three sections, taken together, will be PROFOUND, not only here in America, but also in all the world.

So, what will happen?  This: all people in the entire world—who will now have their focus on America because of the NAC, and who will desire to come here and become Americans—knowing of these sections, will perceive that to be American, one must be able to communicate in the common tongue of the Americans, which they will perceive and believe will be American English.  This will cause a huge demand for American English language instruction in all the world, which demand will be met, and people of all nations will be learning American English (not British English) en masse.  And when these people come here, they will be constrained, not by the NAC nor by any law, but by their desire to be and feel American, to speak the common tongue of the Americans, even American English, which they will do, having learned the language either abroad or here in America.

In other words, the NAC is going to cause American English language instruction and communication to enter a new phase or condition, in which instead of the debasement of language as time goes on, people from all parts of the Earth will “newly discover” the language and adopt it as their own, and this will transform American English in ways that cannot be known, except through the revelations and visions of the Almighty.

To be clearer in writing, the NAC is going to American Anglicize the entire world, through them learning this language, and then the entire world is going to transform American English into…something else.  Into its next evolution of language.  Not a debasement, but an evolution.  Now, to understand this, it we must look to the past.

In 1066 William the Conqueror, the Duke of Normandy (part of modern France), invaded and conquered England. The new conquerors (called the Normans) brought with them a kind of French, which became the language of the Royal Court, and the ruling and business classes. For a period there was a kind of linguistic class division, where the lower classes spoke English and the upper classes spoke French. In the 14th century English became dominant in Britain again, but with many French words added. This language is called Middle English.

The Normandy invasion transformed the English language.  This same thing is going to happen again, but on a global scale, as all foreigners coming here likewise transform the language, adding exceedingly many more words to our lexicon, from their own languages, making English a truly global language, a language like no other.  The NAC, then, is going to dominate the global landscape, in one sense, by pushing American English to the very front.

(Now, this change in language conditions will have prophetic implications, for more records will be coming, which will be translated first into English, and then from English into other languages, but I won’t go into that in this post.)

Additionally, this little tidbit about English being the official language will serve to unite all those people who have been clamoring for English to be the official American language, and for this reason alone they will support the NAC.  How many people does this represent?  I have no idea.  But I think there are about 23 or so States that have already passed “official language” laws, making English that State’s official language.  So, these sections of the NAC on language may turn a great many Americans in favor of the NAC.

Section 2 – treaties

This section does away with all treaties currently had under the USC, but allows the Confederacy to renew any such treaties that either, 1) conform to the NAC, or 2) can be made to conform to the NAC.  The effect of this section will be immediate and global in its impact, given the large number of treaties the United States currently has with so many entities.  The world is going to reel on this one, and more especially if their treaties cannot be made to conform to the NAC, or if the Confederacy refuses to renew any of these treaties.  In particular the military treaties, which call for the United States to send military forces offshore, and thus which cannot be made to conform to the NAC, are going to create havoc among the governments of the world which rely upon the military arm of the U.S. for their protection or as “the world police,” etc.  There will be no more American soldiers dying in their behalf.  The poor babies will have to use their own men as fodder.  The tax treaties will go up in smoke, too, making other nations lose money.  Needless to say, this section of the NAC is going to send certain prominent and important heads of State spinning in rage around the world.

Section 3 – Indian treaties

The NAC mandates that Congress renew the earliest Indian treaties that they can find and make to agree with it.  The effect of this section will be very interesting, to say the least.  Considering all the broken treaties the U.S. has had with the Indians under the USC, this section of the NAC ought to raise the eyebrows of the Indian tribes, as well as all those who are concerned about them.  We might end up seeing many Indian tribes promoting the NAC themselves, once they find out about it.

O ye Gentiles, have ye remembered the Jews, mine ancient covenant people? Nay; but ye have cursed them, and have hated them, and have not sought to recover them. But behold, I will return all these things upon your own heads; for I the Lord have not forgotten my people.  (2 Nephi 29:5)

Strangely enough, the NAC actually, in this section, will allow the Gentiles to recover the Indian tribes somewhat, by renewing the earliest treaties.  But I cannot see the full effect of this section of the NAC, except that it will cause yet one more change of conditions among the people.

Section 4 – reparations to emancipated slaves

This section codifies reparations, but only upon proof of lineage.  This will raise the eyebrows of the African American population, pulling them, perhaps, into the NAC’s promotion and coalition.  This may also cause an increase in genealogical research.  Both those who are for and against reparations will support the NAC on this point, because no reparation funds will come out of State monetary contributions, which is the only reason why people are against reparations, (for they don’t want to pay for them.)

The above four sections will serve to unite diverse groups of Americans in support of the NAC, allowing for easier passage.  Section 5 has already been covered in previous parts of this series, and concerns nullification of SCOTUS rulings, so I will skip over it.

Section 6 – no more leagues and alliances

The NAC is brutal in its dismantling.  For example, this section not only gets the U.S. out of the United Nations, but also gets the United Nations out of the U.S., evicting them from our lands.  All other such leagues are treated in an equal manner. So long communists, socialists, collectivists and all the rest.  We will meet again on the field of battle.

Section 7 – the commonwealths are freed

All commonwealths and Territories held under the USC are made free and independent.  So, Puerto Rico, and the rest of you, so long and thanks for all the fish.  (Nevertheless, if you can conform to the NAC, maybe we will let y’all back in as yet another State of the Confederacy.)  Personally, I cannot wait to see the reaction of the commonwealths and Territories to the NAC.  Will they support its passage, or voice their opposition?

Section 8 – back to ambassadors

The NAC, yet again, goes old school, mandating that foreign correspondence be done through ambassadors.  There is to be an “ambassador-ish buffer” between the heads of State.  No more having one head of State just call up another and saying, “What’s up?”

Section 9 – all laws considered acknowledged

If Congress passes a law, it is considered acknowledged by the people, (unless they nullify it.)

Section 10 – NAC and its treaties are Supreme Law of the Land

This section makes the NAC and its treaties trump State laws.

Okay, so all these sections of this article (Article X) continue to demonstrate superiority to the USC.  Feel free to disagree on any point mentioned in this post. Bring your strongest reasons against the NAC and let’s have an open debate. And for those who like the NAC and want to install it as the Supreme Law of the land, here is my advice and prediction (and also see this comment, and this comment and this comment) :

A continual strategy of debate will install the NAC in this country and I challenge anyone to prove me wrong. I say that Americans will jump at the chance to debate the NAC and to show that the Constitution is better, but, according to the rules of the debate, they will have to read the NAC first, and once read, they will be hard pressed to defend the Constitution. Thus, everyone who hears, or watches, or reads, or participates in, a NAC debate, will become convinced that the NAC is what this country needs.

To read the other parts of this series, click any of these links:

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5,

Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10,

Part 11, Part 12, Part 13.

Also see: The New Articles of Confederation (NAC) and The Right to Abolish, Revert and Replace Amendment.

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  1. I just hit the publish button without actually reviewing and proof-reading the post. I’ll come back tomorrow and do that. If it’s over-ridden with errors, I’ll correct them. For now, I just want to get this one out there in cyberspace.

  2. Hello again — one suggestion — I’m liking the vast majority of what I read on this blog, but I’d respectfully suggest something that would make this more palatable in the minds of non-LDS folks: try some similar scripture quotes from the Bible as well. You’ll be able to better reach a broader audience that way.

  3. LOL. Bill, you are the odd man out. This blog is totally tailored for LDS folks. At least, what I write is intended for an LDS-only audience. The other blog contributors (who have been awfully silent, lately) might write for a wider audience. But, as you requested it, so be it. I will include more Bible quotes. Hmmm… I will start right now, in fact:

    The NAC will cause “all nations to flow unto” America

    And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.

    And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

    And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. (Isaiah 2:2-4)

    It is the latter-day saint understanding that the land of Zion spoken of in these scriptures is the land of America. No one can deny that there have been many immigrants who have come to America since the first established British Colony until now. But it may be that all these immigrations, and all the current ones, are but a shadow of things to come. The NAC, curiously, is a law (“out of Zion shall go forth the law“) that will be like an ensign for the world, and the oppressed people of the world will run to it and gather under its banner (if they can, that is, for surely there will be many nations trying to close their borders and stop their people from leaving.)

    And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his rest shall be glorious. (Isaiah 11:10)

    These scriptures have been applied to many different things, by many different people. Do they apply, or will they apply, to the NAC? Time will surely tell.

  4. I realize that I may be the odd guy out on this, but I’m a Catholic reading an LDS blog, so this is not surprising. My main reason for suggesting the use of Bible quotes was specifically for certain people in my circle who are not exactly what one would describe as pro-LDS. That being said, based upon what has been written in the NAC, it should legitimately be able to transcend all denominational problems/issues, so that we can unify at least on this one goal. The folks in my circle are working on something that seems as though, based on how they’ve explained it to me, it would either be something that goes hand in hand with the NAC, or the NAC would be the result of what they are telling me they are doing. I have not seen their final version of what they are writing, so I can’t give you details yet. I believe, though, provided people are open to letting me or my circle run point on this, that there might be a way or two that we can get this out into the public discourse. That’s where it begins. Get folks trained in the reasons for and the knowledge of these documents, and we might be able to cause some sort of groundswell in the land. With nearly 90 percent of those recently polled not liking the direction the country is going in, I think, if we do this right, that a willing audience will be found.


  5. That being said, based upon what has been written in the NAC, it should legitimately be able to transcend all denominational problems/issues, so that we can unify at least on this one goal.

    I wrote the NAC with biblical principles in mind. (I couldn’t help it, really. I have the scriptures constantly in my mind, always pondering them.) So, if you were to present the NAC to any Bible preacher and ask him if it conforms to biblical principles (without telling him that it was written by an LDS man, so that he has no bias), if he is worth his salt, he’ll be able to point out that it appeared to him to be both entirely consistent with biblical principles and also espousing biblical principles. And if he is really a scholar of the scriptures, he’ll be able to point out that it even quotes or uses biblical language. But it is written in a way that a non-believer in the Bible or in God will not be able to discern the biblical nature of it. To him it will just appear to be good law, even common sense law.

    Get folks trained in the reasons for and the knowledge of these documents, and we might be able to cause some sort of groundswell in the land

    I think that there will be many reasons brought forth, depending on the audience, which is why I suggested:

    To accomplish these goals, every member of the helm should start their own [blank]4NAC group. For example, Republicans4NAC, Democrats4NAC, Gamers4NAC, Techies4NAC, and so on. Whatever group the helm member fits into, that is the group he or she starts and works in to increase its membership, promoting the NAC among that particular demographic and ideology. This will create a diverse array of “4NAC” groups.

    4NAC or Pro-NAC or NACkers. (Who knows what will be the term?) The point is that the message or reasons for the NAC must be tailored to the particular audience that it is being presented to. For example, if I am writing this series of posts on the NAC and my audience are all Catholics or Christians, I won’t use, not even once, any non-biblical scriptures. I would stick to the Bible only, for that particular audience. For an LDS audience, I’d use LDS scriptures. For a Muslim audience, I’d open up the Koran and “prove” using the Koran how the NAC is entirely consistent with that book. If I am addressing atheists, well, I won’t use scriptures, at all, but would just stick to political documents (the Magna Carta, Declaration of Independence, Federalist Papers, Anti-Federalist Papers, etc.) to “prove” or demonstrate the NAC is better than the USC. For Gamers, I’d use gaming language, etc. I think that when these diverse groups all bring forth their reasons (which will be many) there will be common threads that will apply across the board, for a general audience. So, I think it is important to try to tailor messages to a particular audience, so that these common threads can show up, and then to take them and use them for the general audience, as something that all can get behind.

  6. Wholeheartedly agree.

  7. Hey–

    Could use a little assistance from you, as I’m trying to figure out the best way to get this information out there. I’ve pretty much decided that my book (the one I think I told you I was going to write awhile back) is going to have the NAC as its result. I’d like to use these articles you’ve written in the book, but it is difficult when they simply refuse to be copied and pasted into a standard word processing program, either on an Ipad, or in a Windows machine, with their particular WP software. Would it be okay with you to send me copies of the NAC version of the Federalist Papers, i.e., the dozen or so articles in support and explanation of, as well as the NAC itself, in either a text only or rich text format, or a Pages (Apple’s WP software) or Word doc ?

    If yes, send to and I’ll be getting started big time on this shortly. If there are any future posts on the subject (which is safe to assume) please send those to me the same way. I will not expose your identity to anyone until you say it’s okay to do so.

    Thanks. Now let’s see if we can make this happen!!

    Bill Wierzbinski

  8. Check your email account. There should be an email from “Texaco.” The password is: The New Articles of Confederation

    Everything is attached as rtf’s.

  9. Got it. Will have to access that from a desktop, as I can’t open them in my word processor. Nor can I copy and paste from the ipad, so I’ll do it this weekend.

    Thanks though. This’ll help once I get it set up right.


  10. In case you hadn’t done it yet, please keep the rtf’s of these blogs coming to me in email.



    ps — how many more do you think there will be?

  11. I am planning on doing at least two more of this series (parts 12 and 13) covering Articles XII & Article XIII.

  12. Sounds good. Looking forward to reading them.

  13. The other day I noticed this in the Book of Isaiah:

    And he will lift up an ensign to the nations from far, and will hiss unto them from the end of the earth: and, behold, they shall come with speed swiftly:

    None shall be weary nor stumble among them; none shall slumber nor sleep; neither shall the girdle of their loins be loosed, nor the latchet of their shoes be broken: (Isaiah 5:26-27)

    From the 1828 Webster’s Dictionary entry on ensign:


    EN’SIGN, n. en’sine. [L. insigne, insignia, from signum, a mark impressed, a sign.]

    1. The flag or banner of a military band; a banner of colors; a standard; a figured cloth or piece of silk, attached to a staff, and usually with figures, colors or arms thereon, borne by an officer at the head of a company, troop or other band.

    2. Any signal to assemble or to give notice.

    He will lift up an ensign to the nations. Is.5.

    Ye shall be left as an ensign on a hill. Is.30.

    3. A badge; a mark of distinction, rank or office; as ensigns of power or virtue.

    4. The officer who carries the flag or colors, being the lowest commissioned officer in a company of infantry.

    5. Naval ensign, is a large banner hoisted on a staff and carried over the poop or stern of a ship; used to distinguish ships of different nations, or to characterize different equadrons of the same navy.

    This ensign, which, according to the dictionary, is “any signal to assemble or to give notice,” could be a flag. I found it curious that this signal (potentially a flag) would be lifted and that the Lord would hiss. Again, from the same dictionary, on the entry of hiss:


    HISS, v.i.

    1. To make a sound by driving the breath between the tongue and the upper teeth; to give a strong aspiration, resembling the noise made by a serpent and some other animals, or that of water thrown on hot iron. Hissing is an expression of contempt.

    The merchants among the people shall hiss at thee. Ezek. 27.

    2. To express contempt or disapprobation by hissing.

    3. To whiz, as an arrow or other thing in rapid flight.

    HISS, v.t. To condemn by hissing; to explode. The spectators hissed him off the stage.

    1. To procure hisses or disgrace.

    –That of an hour’s age doth hiss the speaker.

    HISS, n. The sound made by propelling the breath between the tongue and upper teeth; the noise of a serpent, a goose, &c.

    He hiss for hiss returned.

    1. An expression of contempt or disapprobation, used in places of public exhibition.

    Anyway, the Gadsden flag, which will be the flag of the United States of America under the NAC, has the image of a serpent (a snake), which, of course, makes the sound of a hiss. And my understanding is that when the NAC is passed, and this flag is raised as the U.S. flag, people will come here from the ends of the earth, as if the snake on that flag were hissing to them. A curious coincidence.

  14. Would it be okay with you to send me copies of the NAC version of the Federalist Papers, i.e., the dozen or so articles in support and explanation of, as well as the NAC itself

    I have been pondering this idea and it is intriguing. I wonder if a revised, modernized, modified NAC version of the Federalist Papers, (not using the Federalist Papers, except when they support the NAC,) but incorporating the Anti-Federalist Papers, would be effective at convincing Americans, (those that read, at least,) that the NAC is superior to the USC and that we ought to install it. The language of the Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers is much more eloquent and erudite than I can express and I wonder what kind effect it would have on a modern audience if these papers could be modified and published to support the NAC?

  15. Perhaps it could be called The Confederalist Papers? (That’s a real word, btw.) I am curious about this, so I will see if these papers can be modified. Perhaps I will attempt a go at the first one and publish it here, to see how it turns out…

  16. As it stands, you have the first 11 “Federalist Papers” already in hand. I know you are planning to write the last 2. I’m not sure that you should write the con argument against the NAC, nor should I. There are a couple guys that can do it better than both of us combined. That, and because it may be made to seem as if the same guy is playing both sides of the fence. Gives off uncertainty in people’s minds, which we need to prevent. Once you get the last 2 pro articles done, and I complete the chapters that will run up to the proposing of the Constitutional Amendment, and then the NAC, and the reasons for it, my plan would be that either one or both men that could write the con argument would do so, and the con for each article would follow the pro. Then I will begin a discussion of what the people, in terms of their hamlets, villages, towns, boroughs, cities, counties, parishes, and states should consider in terms of getting this implemented.

    One of the things I’ll discuss is that when it comes to our rights, we have to stop with buzzword phraseology like “Constitutional rights”, “civil rights” and the like, and instead use phrases like “natural rights” or “God-given rights”. Best way to straighten that out. Keep me up to speed on your progress. Talk to you soon.

  17. Also, re a modernized Federalist Papers, it’s been done. It’s called “The Original Argument”. Done by a couple college kids a few years ago. Glenn Beck put his imprimatur on it, and published it. You can get it on Amazon.

  18. Lol. Glenn Beck. He’s a Mormon, also, did you know? But his views and my views differ greatly, on probably a whole lot of topics…

    When I said modernized, I didn’t mean to alter the language, to make it more modern, but to alter it to speak to a modern topic, namely, the New Articles of Confederation. I suppose that Glenn Beck kept his (or their, the college kids’) “Original Argument” in favor of the U.S. Constitution, while my Confederalist Papers will be anti-Constitution and pro-NAC. I’ve already done the first one, as an experiment. Don’t know if I’ll do any more, but it was fun trying to twist the meaning into support of the NAC. I included both Federalist Paper #1 and Anti-Federalist Paper #1.

  19. I read the first paper.

    Don’t think it is necessary to continue in that vein, as you’ve already written the argument for the first 11 articles. I think you should finish the other 2 articles’ support papers, and then let’s go from there. It was a nice effort, however.

  20. Oh, I’ll finish the last article, alright, don’t you worry. But I think my first Confederalist Paper was too easy a challenge for me. I think I’ll do one more to see just how difficult it is to make it support the NAC. It was kinda fun. Besides, this principle comes to mind:

    And thy brother Oliver shall continue in bearing my name before the world, and also to the church. And he shall not suppose that he can say enough in my cause; and lo, I am with him to the end. (D&C 24:10)

    Until the NAC is installed, no one should suppose that we can say enough in support of it and to promote it.

  21. Once you get the last 2 pro articles done, and I complete the chapters that will run up to the proposing of the Constitutional Amendment, and then the NAC, and the reasons for it, my plan would be that either one or both men that could write the con argument would do so, and the con for each article would follow the pro. Then I will begin a discussion of what the people, in terms of their hamlets, villages, towns, boroughs, cities, counties, parishes, and states should consider in terms of getting this implemented.

    That sounds like a good plan to me. I am curious as to what con arguments these two will come up with, or if the reading of the NAC will convince them to support it, resulting in no con arguments.

  22. I am wondering the same thing. We’ll see.

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