Never mind the fact that we have a president who subverts the very documents we celebrate today by appointing czars and creating government organizations through executive order that are unaccountable to the people who pay their salaries. Never mind the fact that he swore an oath to uphold the very Constitution he walks on.

Today let us pledge to re-read the Constitution, it’s quite short, really. What it does, in just a few pages, is limit the powers of government with relation to it’s citizens, not grant rights to them. It states implicitly that the rights we enjoy are granted from our creator, not the government, and the government’s place is to protect those rights from encroachment by other citizens, corporations, or other governments including our own. It creates a self limiting government to serve the will of the people, not a ruling class, empowered to rule by decree and ignore the rule of law.

Let’s empower ourselves to re-establish the government envisioned in that Constitution by learning the tools the Founders gave us to combat the tyranny that resides in men, for it is ever present, always ready to throw bonds of slavery upon a sleeping giant. It is past time for the giant to awake. We’ve been hitting the snooze button for far too long.

God Bless America, and the citizens who protect her.

Here are a few links:

The Declaration of Independence

The United States Constitution

The Bill of Rights

The Federalist Papers

Constituting America – an organization for parents, teachers, students and anyone else interested in learning about the Constitution.

  • Matt September 19, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Great post, Bot. Sorry I missed it earlier.

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