- Birmingham, Alabama, United States
- 43 Years old Born in Wilson, North Carolina. Work in Law Enforcement / Patrol, married I am a Political Conservative without a party to represent my vote. I dislike liars, especially the type who are politicians and preachers. I oppose abortion of any type at any stage. The baby is innocent and deserves life regardless of the mothers circumstances. I also dislike racists. Especially the kind that always scream racism at others when life doesn't go there way! Get a life, it's only skin color and God made idiots in all colors. I also dislike Democrats, they wouldn't know the truth if it bit them on the ass. I dislike Republicans, they are truly the most spineless creatures on God's green earth. I dislike arrogant environmentalist who think we can destroy what God created. If your homosexual, I don't dislike you, but please keep it in your own bedroom behind closed doors for the sake of the untwisted.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Where did we the People go wrong?
Where did we the People go wrong?
At what point in time did “We the people” hand over the torch of liberty to the control of the government? The Preamble to the constitution clearly reads,
“We the people” of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
The Constitution of the United States clearly outlines in the Preamble that the citizens of this country holds the power of its government. We the people choose to elect “those” who will represent “us” according to the constitution.
Amendment I of the Constitution commonly known as “Bill of Rights” guarantees that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Yet far too often our politicians today chastise citizens or groups of people who act on their right to free speech to peacefully gather to voice their opposition to the government on its proposed policy or agenda. Just recently, Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives no less, describing a peaceful protest of President Obama’s Health Care plan stated
“These disruptions are occurring because opponents are afraid not just of differing views — but of the facts themselves. Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American”.
Excuse me, but who does she think she is to call those who disagree with her un-American? She is the Speaker of the House, We the people have the right to be heard by our government officials without being accused by them of being un-American or agitators.
Of course the national media, who should be responsible for gathering true and accurate facts on behalf of “We the People” in order for us to keep tabs on what our government is doing, has become nothing less than the governments own press to further their cause. It is truly sad that our free exercise of the press also a right guaranteed in the First Amendment has been corrupted by the spoils of government monies to the point that it makes news instead of reporting it to the people.
Again, this compels me to ask, where did we the people go wrong?