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State of the Union

Tonight, the President stands before Congress and and before us, the citizens of the United States of America.  As he presents, consider the following concepts as though you were in the room with those that risked their lives to create this republic.  Imagine standing next to the founders as they discussed the lines; “We hold these Truths to be self-evident” – that group of men talking and debating the concept that suggests a more natural law and moral reasoning would form the foundation from which a people choose to self-govern.  Continuing, “…that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that amoung these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.  That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted amoung Men, deriving their just Powers from the consent of the Governed.”

From the consent of the governed – that’s us.  And the rights should be very, very limited with respect to the Federal level – states rights are another topic as are county, city, and community law, rules and regulations.

We live as a free people and our Constitution was to guard from oppressive Government – and to the point – the one we have today is just too big and over-reaching.  Someone needs to be in that office to restrain the government and put the power back to the states, and to the people.  This is starting to be upside down and we need to fix it now.

The Declaration of Independence and Constitution were to protect us and I, for one, and sick and tired of seeing our founding principles trampled by career politicians.