We The People
“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, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
The preamble to our Constitution starts with the phrase “We The People”. As I read this it makes me believe that our Founding Fathers made a conscious decision to make the individuals of our country the most important element of this country. Individuals, who achieved greatness made this country great.
The first question we should ask is; should we consider what the Founding Fathers wanted when we make decisions today? They wrote the documents that created our system of government more than 200 years ago. A lot has changed since then. Are their intentions and opinions still relevant?
The answer to those questions is obvious to those who have adequate analytical skills. This system of government has worked well and has survived for more than 200 years. It has survived good times and bad times; it has even survived a Civil War. They created an effective and durable government. They even allowed for methods to make changes to the Constitution, because they realized times will change and there would be cause to be flexible.
The Founding Fathers have more than 200 years of success, therefore what they intended is what we should follow.
The intention of the Founders was that the individual would be supreme and the government will answer to the people. The people will not answer to the government; the government will have to answer to the people. The most frequent and effective way to make the government answer to the people is on Election Day.
Public Service is a privileged that the successful in our country owe their neighbors and friends. Public Service was never intended to be a way of life. It was never intended that government would be run by career politicians. Elected officials must be chosen from the population of successful individuals who have accomplished something in the private sector. Successful individuals are better at making decisions and governing than politicians whose most important skill is getting elected.
Integrity and ethics is essential to success in the private sector. It’s not even a requirement in getting elected. The individual is supreme in this country and the individual should make the decisions on who should be elected. The individual is accountable for who we elect and the performance of elected officials.
Self reliance is a very important quality required of individuals, but when government steals that from individuals they loose their self reliance and makes them believe that government will be there to take care of the individual. Government is buying their vote. “As you government we will take care of your every need, so you will always vote for us.” This lie caused dependence form those who buy into the lie that government will take care of the individual’s needs so the individual doesn’t have to.
How can you achieve greatness when you stop trying to provide for your own basic needs? There is a difference between a helping hand and a life of dependency.
Limited government with specified powers that provide for the common good was the intention of the Founding Fathers. Over the past few decades we have started allowing the government to step outside their role and do more than they should. Too many career politicians are running our government at the local, state, and federal levels.
Almost to a man and woman those who choose to make a career as a politician are not the sort of people we want as our neighbors. The life of a politician has to be 180 degrees from the life of an ethical and honest private citizen. The process of raising funds has to be the most despicable process known to man. Smiling and shaking hands with individuals who have money that you want has to be one of the most deceitful tasks a politician has to endure.
The politician smiles and shakes your hand and in some colorful way asks you to donate to the politician’s campaign.
A thief in the street walks up to you pulls a gun and tells you to “Give me your money”
The only difference in the two is you will probably call a cop after the second one. However the thief in the streets is probably less of a threat to society than the politician.
Once the politician has the contributor’s money and gets into elected office, how much does he owe the contributor? Remember that once a person contributes money to t a politician, the politician believes that there is a bottomless pit to the contributor’s wallet. The politician, who does not need ethics or integrity to be a politician and who lives off the kindness of others as a way of life will continue to try and make the contributor happy and feel like it pays to open that bottomless wallet.
Will the politician who may or may not be an ethical person take better care of the tax payer or the contributor? We the people deserve to know the answer to that question.
Limited Government is expected to care for the common good of we the people and stay out of our lives as much as possible.
Profession politicians are not helping maintain a limited government. They are not good for a limited government. Anytime someone runs for reelection we should seriously think about reelecting them. After 2 terms they should go back to the private sector.
Limited Government means limited. Individual responsibility should be encouraged and developed. The government should never be the answer to anything other than the areas the Constitution specifically spelled out for the government to take care of.
Never elect anyone who wants a bigger government. Never elect anyone who doesn’t understand how the economy works. The Free Market must stay free and the Free Market works best when left alone.
Success and profit fuel the economy, Profit is never a bad word. The individuals of this country make profits and We The People need profits. Taxes punish success. Minimize the punishments of success and the Free Market will make the economy thrive.
We The People need the Free Market to THRIVE!!!