Does the precepts of a small group, over ride the autonomy of the individual? What does this question have to do with, “We The People of the United States”?
It may be poor structure to ask two questions back to back however, in today’s political climate, investigating an answer may be an even greater offense. If it offends you; so be it.
The word “We” identifies the fact that it takes individuals, accounted for as a group, to constitute the mass of us. Or, stated in another way, there is no “U.S.” unless the “We” is acknowledged. No doubt this statement could be contestable in academic and legal circles. Could it stimulate purveyors of inadequate representation to object to my line of thought in the most shrill of manners? Possibly, however objecting would bring into question their worthiness to hold their positions of authority, and / or, of influence.
The fact must stand; unless the governments as a whole acknowledges the worth of the individual to self govern, within the established confines of the highest of all authority in the universe, those governing will subject themselves to the rectification or condemnation of the ”One” superior to all.
Standing in objection to any part or parcel of this truth is an affront to every living American Citizen, and desecrates the legacy of every person fallen in defense of this country. It is “The People”, following the, “We” that matters. Without the people allowing ourselves to be governed, in a desire to reduce the prolongation of chaos, the government ceases to have any viable purpose. Because our United States government is composed of individuals from our society at large, the disappearance of the people would leave empty structures and chambers. If that were to occur, what would come of the government? Absent the designation of royalty which is expressly denied any individual by our Constitution, who of American citizenry will declare themselves to be the government, but of his or her own foundation to self govern.
In no other place on the planet can the worth of self governing be exemplified in greater clarity and definition than The United States Of America. What other country can proudly proclaim the speed unto which this country has progressed in the past two hundred and thirty plus years. In nations beyond our borders, governments and nobilities have existed for centuries and restricted their citizenry to advancing at a snail’s pace. Inhibiting the advancement of their own cultures has served to enhance their positions of authority over their people, while diminishing those they rule, but to what end.
What other nation has entered an opened contract; first with God All Mighty identified as our creator and supplier of our very lives and existence, but also with, “We The People”; allowing our present form of government to govern with our consent. This open ended contract allows the people, the government, and even God to walk away at any time, but in doing so the violator or violators will have no choice but to suffer the consequences of their decision and actions. Any action such as this brings into question who will suffer, if this should occur. The suffering certainly will not fall on God for he is the only party to this contract beyond judgment, but stands as a participant; the judge and the jury. This leaves the baring of any such judgment to fall upon the United State of America. To be more accurate, “We The People of The United States of America” for we are the country.
This geological formation of rock and dirt, supporting plants and animals by the millions, and reaching from sea to shining sea and border to border; is the United States. We are a mass of people united under a common cause and willing to live, work, fight, and when the time comes, die together. This country was created out of the desires of a few individuals who refuse to submit to the control of the mighty and the evil, to the extent they were willing to brave the unknown in search of freedom from tyranny.
Let there be no misunderstanding, Individuals and families from around the world have braved conditions beyond the imaginations of current day historians and adventurist to simply touch our shores. People have lost families, limbs, and their lives to reach this land and legally become part of the United States of America. Many have arrived with only the clothes on their backs and a burning desire in their hearts to be free. Also, those arriving here as slaves, prisoner, and servants soon smelled the air of freedom, tasted the flavor of liberty, and fought for the God given right to be independent of tyranny. They endured the challenges, hardships and injustices to become citizens knowing their children would have the liberties they were denied for so long.
People of this metal are what constitute the United States of America, not the occupants along the South Central border of the State of Maryland, nor those along the North Central border of the state of Virginia. In a designated location on these two borders sits the District of Columbia, harboring its attitude and appendages of dictatorial authority. This place is the heart of many things, but not of America. The heart of America can be found in every citizen and in every place in the land. However, that heart can be found, often to a lesser degree or totally absent in Washington, D.C.
References; Conservative Party USA
© L. M. O’Neal January 2010