I’m just an ordinary, everyday American. But I care about what is going on politically in this country. I’ve decided to write and/or call my senators and congressman every single day about the issues that matter to me. The issues will undoubtably vary as time goes on, but the underlying message I feel the need to convey is that our freedoms are being taken away by the very leaders who have sworn to protect them.
The Founding Fathers sacrificed so much to give us the gift of a government that is run by the people. It is our job to hold our leaders accountable:
The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government–lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.
— Patrick Henry
The Constitution is all but obsolete in our current political landscape. It’s time to step back, refocus and think for ourselves whether the bills, laws, reforms and actions being presented by our leaders are designed to protect our rights and freedoms or to regulate and diminish them.
Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.
— Daniel Webster
Your opinions will probably differ greatly from mine. I think that’s great. I think debate is healthy and educational. I hope to learn much from your comments and opinions, even if it’s to point out that my facts aren’t totally correct, or that my logic is faulty, or to cheer me on in my endeavors to spread awareness and action within my community. I’ll post the letters I write to my representatives, I will hopefully accurately summarize my conversations with their staff members who pick up the phone, and just as many posts will simply be rants because I don’t have another forum in which I can adequately express my thoughts.
I hope you join the conversation.