Friday, June 10, 2011

"We The People"

In our Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson wrote these words, "When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation."

"We hold these truths' to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends. It is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute a new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness."

It went on to say, "but when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty to throw off such government and to provide new guards for their future security." It ended with these words, "and for the support of this declaration, with firm reliance on the protection of divine providence, we mutually pledge to each other our live, our fortunes and our sacred honor." Where are men like that today?

The preamble of the Constitution states, "We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general welfare [not give the social program of welfare. Not the same thing], and to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our prosperity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

Those words from our founding documents were paid for with the fortunes, blood, and lives of our founding fathers. These great gentleman then willed them to us, "We the People", expecting us to protect and cherish them as vigilantly as they did. They were guarded for us through the lean years of the infancy of our nation with the toil and sweat of other like minded patriots. Abraham Lincoln said at Gettysburg, "...that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain - that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom - and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from the earth." We have let that "new birth of freedom" slip away, we did not heed the warning of Mr. Lincoln. Now with an immoral abuse of power our progressive government along with its liberal cohorts have rendered those words, which was paid so dearly for, useless.

"We the people" placed our trust in this government to serve us, to represent us, and to preserve and uphold our values. Instead they oppose our values at every turn, they represent nobody but their own interests and that of the high priced lobbyist, and they expect and even demand that the people serve them. Ronald Reagan said, "we are a nation that has a government- not the other way around."

We have all heard the echo of these words of Abraham Lincoln when he said that this is a "government of the people, by the people, and for the people." Truth be told, it hasn't been such a government for many years. Lately the only thing this government of, for, and by the people has done for "we the people" is to sell us down the river.

"We the people" have allowed this government to become the controlling force in our lives and to guide our destiny in exchange for some trinkets' of gold. At the cost of our rights and our freedom and through our laziness, greed, and stupidity we have allowed the government of, by, and for the people to dictate to us the way we should live and to erase those willed words from our memory.

Not one of us our innocent, we are all guilty of a great sin. We have sat idly by and allowed the most precious of gems slip through our fingers, more precious than any diamond or pearl or even platinum or gold. That is the gem of our self-determination, freedom, and rights. They have been sacrificed to the progressive agenda and surrendered to the liberal revolution. Aung san Suu Kyi, a jailed Burmese activist, said, "it is not that we see democracy through the haze of optimism. We know democracy is a jewel that must be polished constantly to maintain its luster. To prevent it from being damaged or stolen, democracy must be guarded with unremitting vigilance."

Our great sin is our silence. Hilaire Belloc said, "it is for the oppressed to protest and rebel." Those words go hand in hand with these words of John Adams, "the true source of our suffering is our timidity." Through our inaction we must pay for the progressive bunglings of this government with our money, with our liberty, and often times with our lives.

"We the people" have been disenfranchised and forgotten. The wrongs perpetrated against us by our own government are too much, they have went too far, the cuts are to deep. You can't put a band-aid on a sucking chest wound. It is time for "we the people" to stand up and shout with one voice "enough!" It is time to right these wrongs of our government and regain our national honor and dignity. It is time for us to claim our inheritance, willed to us by our founding fathers and to use that God-given right to protest and rebel.   SKKFKS5VNKG2

One of those founders, Dr. Benjamin Rush said, "there is nothing more common than to confound the terms of the American Revolution with those of the late American war. The American war is over; but this is far from being the case with the American Revolution. On the contrary, nothing but the first act of the great drama is closed." The curtain fell on the second act in 1865 and we have been stuck in an intermission for almost 150 years. With the progressive "axis powers" trying to raise that curtain, it is time for "we the people" to continue the struggle our founders started and raise that final curtain on the third and final act of our great national drama. We must finish our American Revolution with the expressed goal of regaining our great nation from the clutches of progressivism and to once and for all make this a true "government of the people, by the people and for the people" instead of in spite of the people.

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