There is a terrible ruse that’s been playing out upon the American people. The supposed leaders serving today in our government at both the state and federal levels in all branches are ignoring the authority we the people grant them as far as their affording us the protections we need from government overreach. Their willingness to properly serve us in a constitutional fashion is critical in order for us to survive as a truly free people.
We as voters must hold elected members serving in our government accountable when they fail to abide by the constitutional rules of law. If we fail to do so, then it is at our own peril. Most of us have become apathetic during elections because we have come to understand that we have no truly differentiated choices when it comes to electing representation that will be beholden to our best individual interests. So we do not participate, opting not to support the democrats or republicans who dominate the polls. Opting not to support the ruse is in many ways evidence that people are fed-up and it is a good first step to change. But taking the next steps soon is critical. Taking action to reverse and take back our government is proving more challenging. The longer such action takes, the more our country will be damaged and the more difficult the recovery.
The concept of “separation of powers” that created checks and balances as to how government is intended to be run in the United States (U.S.) was of primary importance in the crafting of our national rule of law during the founding of our country over 200 years ago. Constitutional law was specifically written that way so as to prevent the consolidation of too much government power and control into the hands of a mighty few of the great many.
Our country’s founding fathers as framers of the constitutions of both Virginia and the U.S. understood that governments across all of recorded history inherently gravitate toward infringing on the rights and freedoms of individual people, hence their creation of the Bill of Rights as the first 10 amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
The brilliant thinkers who wrote and approved these framework laws as constitutions over 225 years ago realized that to preserve individual freedom, they had to design a constitutional republic form of government that granted only very limited and specifically enumerated powers to the government across three branches: legislative, executive, and judicial.
Fast forward 226 years later and we American citizens have erroneously permitted the brilliantly designed government that was left for us to be hijacked by special interests who fund political party backed lifetime professionally paid politicians. In his 1796 farewell address as our nation’s first president, George Washington warned of the dangers of political parties.
Washington’s warning fell on deaf ears and weak minds, as today our government is effectively stacked at all three branches with bought and paid for “leadership” at both levels. It runs roughshod over individual rights of the citizens. Public office holders of today have no willingness to check against any other branch of the government that oversteps the once respected bounds of its authority as noted in those aforementioned enumerated powers of the constitution. Why? Because they all work not for the people, but instead for the political parties and the special interests that fund them.
This venal set up for enacting an insidious tyranny over us is taking place right under our noses. It “legally” siphons taxpayer money and slowly erodes individual rights. All of it is done through our government and it is pushing our once great country deeper and deeper into despair and further and further away from what it was ever meant to be. How prescient that Benjamin Franklin, back in 1789, upon the passage of the constitution gave this answer when he was asked what kind of government they created: “A republic, if you can keep it.”
If you agree that political parties are the at the root of our government ills, then please join me in promoting awareness of this issue and make an effort to support independent or non-Republican or non-Democrat candidates who are running for office. Teach your friends, family, and young people in your life about the alternatives to political parties when it comes to elections. Share word about such organizations and thinkers as found on my blogroll further below on this https://livinghereinamerica.wordpress.com/webpage.