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We the People in Order to Form a More Perfect Union
The Constitution of our country is one of the most important documents we will ever create
We the People should hold the correct branch of government responsible for our woes
I recently read fellow hubbers insightful opinions about the Constitution and our federal government in general and what has transpired in his opinion with our how our government works for the American population.
The constitution is a document that has been in our history for over two millennia. This document is supposedly the basis for our laws and many of the moral mandates that are followed by citizens of our great United States. Although we stepped into creating the document imagining that we were fashioning a government bound to the people, many of us now know that the government we have on our hands is for anything but the people in so many areas.
Our current president has failed because he is a True Believer. He believes that are government works the way it was intended. This means that our Supreme Court simply interprets the laws, our Congress will create and ratify the laws and our President is the Executive Branch which will be the stop gap for in the case of going where they shouldn’t go with the laws. As a people we need to brush up on how our government works and how it works for or against us.
This is how our government was intended to work and did for a number of years. However, corrupt members of society infiltrated our government and have taken something so wonderful, our Constitution, and turned it into what we have today. Our government based on the Constitution does not work according to our Constitution.
The Supreme Court has stepped beyond their powers of interpretation to dictating, creating and basically selecting which laws they will interpret and which ones they won’t. They are pressured by politics, the news media and their own selfish and personal needs. The cases that go before the Supreme Court are carefully scrutinized and personally selected for someone’s personal agenda. What is popular and politically correct has influence as well as exclusion of anything that does not meet a personal agenda that many Americans don’t see or pretend they aren’t aware of for the Justices which are elected for the rest of their life.
Congress is beyond a joke. They don’t vote nearly ¾ of the time on bills that are before them and only care if it gets them face time and sound bytes for their audience in a positive light for their campaign needs. No one wants to stand up to anyone else because it’s the right thing to do and everyone has their own personal scheme for everything they do. How much money can they make, how much influence can they have and how much power can they create. It’s a sad state of affairs that the income of nearly all congressmen put them in the millionaire status for a job that only pays $174,000 annually. Our president only earns $400,000 a year.
Congressmen were heavily invested in the banks that created the current crisis and real estate fiasco. However, they stand before you and tell you that it’s the president’s fault this happened. They are heavily invested in the wars in the Middle East through companies that are supplying our military with items they need such as guns and flak jackets. Yet, they stand before you and tell you that it’s the president’s fault that this happened and our war status continues. I thank all of the veterans for their unselfish service to our country.
They form one of the largest groups of individuals that owe student loans, but tell you that a deferment isn’t needed to help the current students or a workforce that needs to be retrained. They don’t want to continue unemployment, but haven’t put forth a plan to return millions of Americans back to work other than stop regulation. The president didn’t make any new regulation laws; he is simply asking that they are enforced. The laws were already on the books. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want a band aid in my hamburger. How many jobs could we create by simply enforcing regulations that were already on the books?
One of my biggest pet peeves for Congress is their total lack of relating to the people they represent. Whenever you see a member on TV spewing his sound byte and getting his face time complaining about another bill the president vetoed, he or she doesn’t tell you about all of the pork for their cronies and personal income that they attached to it. They will only pull out of the hat what they want you to hear and many Americans will only listen to that. Congress has strayed so far from our Constitution that they may not even remember what it looks like.
Do you know that the Supreme Court doesn’t make laws? They interpret the law. Therefore, why are people angry when a same sex marriage law is enforced? If you don’t like the law don’t get mad at the Supreme Court, get mad at Congress-they made the law.
Don’t get mad at the president for presenting a law that Congress won’t pass. The president didn’t kill the law, Congress did. Don’t get angry that a law wasn’t passed. How much pork did Congress attach to it for their own personal gain that made the president veto it? Don’t get mad at the president because there are no jobs and outsourcing occurs. Get mad at Congress for not passing a law making it harder to create 800,000 jobs overseas. Get mad at Congress for allowing prisons to be personally run instead of a state entity and prison labor to be used to undercut your job and benefits. Understand how your government works and then you can blame the correct branch of government for your woes and moving so far away from the Constitution and its intentions.
Congress tells the American people to allow business to recover by themselves without government intervention. They won’t. What incentive do they have to give you a raise or create a job? None. They get their cake and eat it too. They can keep on getting the bonuses and profits while you stay exactly where you are, blame Congress for not living up to the responsibility they have under the Constitution.
As a nation we need to evaluate where we are and what we value. Any great nation that has invested at least 75% of their resources into their military has fallen. Look at Rome; more recently look at the Soviet Union. We need to determine what is important to us and move forward with it. Don’t sit around and assume the right thing will happen because with our government, it won’t.
It would be absolutely wonderful if the three branches of our government worked the way our Constitution intended and the way they originally did. This will not occur without some intervention on the part of We the People. I cannot believe we are uneducated and naïve enough to believe the spew we are given each day concerning our government and the politics that are at work.
With all of our technology and so much more information at our fingertips we are getting more and more uneducated when it comes to how things in Washington work and unfold. We the People cannot stand by and permit things to continue on the path they have taken.
Hold everyone accountable, but find out how it works first to know who to hold to what. I don’t have an issue with making a larger government as long as it works as intended. For those nay sayers that are complaining about a larger federal government and point to the Constitution, back in the days of the Constitution that is all we had was a federal government and according to supporters it worked out okay. You cannot have it both ways.