What does it mean to keep the Constitution working? As stated in the Declaration of Independence, governments are instituted among men, to secure for all Americans certain unalienable rights, among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. This IS the government’s main job! It is in the second paragraph of the Declaration. The government gets its power to govern from our consent. If it does not secure these unalienable rights for all of us, then we must do something about it. It is our duty as Americans. The rights of all future generations are depending on it! [Read more...]
First, every American must be thoroughly familiar with the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. If we are not, then we won’t know whether our politicians are doing their jobs or not. (Children should be included in this, as well, since they are the future.) [Read more...]
Second, we must demand that our politicians also read and apply the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Start up or join groups which study and discuss these documents and then, as a group, demand politicians do the same. Applying enough pressure will push our elected officials into actually doing their jobs. [Read more...]
Third, do not accept excuses or reasons why these documents can’t be read, understood and applied. It is a totally false idea that only a judge or a constitutional professor can know and understand what is in these docments. Each one of us can be a constituional expert and should be. [Read more...]
Fourth, in order to ensure the government does not overstep its limits, we must participate in choosing our elected officials and maybe even become one of them ourselves. Actually take part in the process, and don’t ”let it go on automatic”. This is the key to a free and prosperous nation.
Fifth, never take the freedom and liberty we have for granted. A lot was given and lost so that we as individuals could choose for ourselves without the threat of loss of life, property or freedom and more importantly keep a sharp eye on those who are chosen to govern. [Read more...]
Sixth, don’t forget to let all of the elected officials who represent you know when they are doing a good job securing these unalienable rights for you and your loved ones. You will get more of the same.
Seventh, never stop letting government officials know that these unalienable rights come from our Creator and not from them. When holding office for too long a period of time some confusion in this area can occur!
Eighth, use the Constitution as your guide to decide whether a proposed law secures everyone’s rights (Limited government) or not (Big government), whether a judge will be impartial or biased, or whether someone is worthy of being elected or should be passed over. What does this person think of the Constitution, and if they’ve applied it how have they applied it. [Read more...]
Ninth, it is up to you and I and every American to enforce the Constitution. If the elected officials who represent us are not securing our rights but instead are taking them away through slick legislation and legalese then it’s time to step up and force them to abide by the Constituion through recall votes when possible, mountains of letters, calls, e-mails and personal visits. These things can be done and won. [Read more...]
Tenth, never lose sight of what the Founding Fathers wanted to accomplish. A country where every man, woman and child has the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Where no one group trumps the rights of another or the individual and where everyone can strive for exellence. [Read more...]
Finally this is a guide and not meant to usurp your own ideas on securing these rights for everyone. Apply these points vigorously and not only will we get limited government but we will secure these rights for all future generations!