I have been hesitant in responding to this thread, as I find myself trying to find the right words to convey my thoughts on this.
What I find amazing about this document (and yes, it IS an amazing document) is the shear scope that they gave the People. Now true, as some have
said, of the people that wrote this document, several owned slaves. We must remember though that at that time, it was legal to do so. It also shows
the timelessness of the document, as the Founders were so forward-thinking that they could even see past their own personal fauxpas. They knew that
we'd eventually move past the need to own people, and come to a better understanding. It makes the document that much richer when read in context to
the time it was being written in as well as to the people that wrote it.
I feel an innate desire to uphold the DoI, as it's the Charter of Freedom that I hold closest. The reason I feel this way is because it establishes
what we already know; that we're all born equal, and should always remain that way. It also commanded the People to stand in protest, and even in
violent overthrow, should their government "become destructive of it's ends". The rules are quite explicit and succinct. There's really no squabbling
over what the steps are to exact change in our government. The thing is though that some in lofty positions would have us think otherwise, all the
while claiming to be supporting the very documents that tell us to do so!! It just reminds me that those that have been placed in charge of our
lawmaking have gone far afield of where they should be.
What should be done about it? Well, short of ousting them all, the only thing I can think of would be a three-step program:
1) To eliminate the whole monetary "political contributions" practice. This is what they now call "lobbying", but I refer to as bribing. If anyone has
any qualms with my calling it this, I challenge you to view this link
, and select your
non-representing representative, and take a good long look at who pays them for what, and how much they paid. When you finish doing that, it should be
plainly obvious to anyone viewing it that we are no longer represented by anyone with a genuine interest in seeing our issues addressed.
2) Eliminate the Fed. For too long, they have had control over our finances, and it's obvious, to me anyway, that they seem to have forgotten how to
make money, while making everyone happy.
3) Eliminate the Electoral College. There was a time and a place for such a thing; a time when it wasn't easy to get large numbers of people together
to hold an accurate vote. That time is now behind us. Lets utilize the amendment process to amend the Constitution to omit that portion of the
If these three steps are taken, I can almost assure that the ability to influence politics will become a LOT more difficult. Politics should be a task
that no one wants to do, but all are called to, at one time or another...
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