The Purpose of Our Government
The Constitution of the United States of America has this to say:
We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Now, irregardless of your political affiliations, I want you to take a moment to think about the state of our nation and ask yourself a question:
Can you honestly answer that question with a "yes?" Because, I cannot.
Okay, so perhaps the Constitution itself isn't enough to make my point (the shame of that...but that's not the point). If that's the case, here's someone else:
"...that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain; that this nation shall have a new birth of freedom; and that this government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
Can you guess who said that? Here's a hint:
"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."
If you don't know who this is and where he said it yet, then again with the shame thing.
It's Abraham Lincoln speaking at Gettysburg. If that doesn't ring a bell click the link and read, because I give up.
Now, believe it or not, this isn't a history lesson. This is a lesson about citizenship, stewardship and responsibility. If we do not have the government that our Founding Fathers had envisioned for us, then we have only ourselves to blame. This is a government of the people, not a government of the States or of the legislature or whatever else you might think. In this once-great nation, we actually get to decide who is going to run our government. Historically speaking, that is a powerful truth that we, the American people, have abused horrendously.
Believe it or not, this isn't even a plug for VOID, though it could be. This is about something greater and more important than any one movement. This is about us, the "We the People" the Constitution of the United States of America gave so much power to. This is about us taking a moment to ask ourselves what we expect of our government, what do we want, what do we envision for ourselves and our posterity? Once you have that vision in your mind, ask yourselves this question: