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As Americans, We Have the Right To a Government That Works For Us
Townhall. com ^ | September 23, 2021 | Laura Hollis

Posted on 09/23/2021 3:32:20 AM PDT by Kaslin

The citizens of any free country have the right to a government that works for them. For Americans, it is our birthright. Our founding documents say so explicitly.

The Declaration of Independence sets forth the principles of individual liberty and free agency that form the basis of American society. That document famously states that all humans are in possession of certain fundamental rights, including life, liberty and (an extraordinary statement in the 18th century) the pursuit of our own personal happiness. Furthermore, it says, we derive our rights not from government, but from God. The government's role is to protect those rights.

The preamble to the United States Constitution delineates the government's duties:

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, 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."

The federal government was created by that Constitution to establish justice for American citizens; to protect our peace; our prosperity; our defense; our welfare; our liberty, and to preserve all of this for the generation that created the Constitution as well as for all those who would be or become Americans later.

Patrick Henry, who is most famous for the quote "Give me liberty or give me death," was an anti-Federalist who warned against the creation of a strong federal government. He opposed the signing of the Constitution because he believed it gave the government too much power over people.

The esteemed Henry must be rolling over in his grave.

The federal government in 2021 (as well as that of some states) has utterly lost sight of these sacred principles. Government does dominate every aspect of our lives and interests, and yet those in control of government demand still greater power. They have little to no regard for the right of Americans to run our own lives, believing instead that their Ivy League degrees, their cockamamie theories and the mere fact of their elections are proof of their divine right to rule us all.

The laws Congress passes run thousands of pages, and those who vote for them do not read them. Congress delegates much of its lawmaking authority to bureaucrats in regulatory agencies who are unelected and accountable to no one. The president of the United States, whose constitutional role is not lawmaking but faithful execution of the country's laws, now rules by executive fiat; in resident Joe Biden's case, 244 executive orders, notices, memoranda and proclamations -- nearly one for every single day of his presidency thus far.

Many politicians and administrations have let Americans down. But the Biden administration represents the worst in corruption, deceit and betrayal.

Virtually no decision made or policy pursued by this administration benefits the American public. To the contrary, the vast majority are so blatantly adverse to our country's best interests that they are indefensible by all but the profoundly deceitful or inexplicably ignorant.

On resident Biden’s first day in office, he issued an executive order terminating the construction and operation of the Keystone Pipeline. When former President Donald Trump left office, America was energy independent for the first time in decades. The price of oil and gas has nearly doubled for Americans, and Biden begs Middle Eastern nations to produce more for us. Wonderful for OPEC countries, but disastrous for American families and businesses.

Biden refuses to enforce our immigration laws. By the end of his first year in office, more than 2 million people will have poured across the southern border. After the disastrous withdrawal of our troops and subsequent fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban, tens of thousands of unvetted Afghans have entered the country and thousands more are expected. Untold numbers of these immigrants will tap into social welfare programs already strained to the breaking point by COVID shutdowns and an aging U.S. population. Who is paying for all this? Working Americans are.

Biden is ordering all federal employees (except for postal workers) to be vaccinated and all companies with more than 100 employees to force their workers to be vaccinated. No branch of the federal government has the authority to order Americans to take medical treatment against their will. This exercise in executive overreach is made more insidious by the fact that the millions of illegal immigrants are allowed to be unvaccinated.

We have people in Congress who have never run a company or made a private payroll deciding on the fates of entire industries, including taxing them out of existence or shutting them down altogether under the auspices of the "Green New Deal" and "climate change."

Our national debt -- money our government has borrowed that it has not repaid -- is now $28 trillion. Biden wants to add another $3.5 trillion for pet projects that will make his cronies rich. Rather than reining him in, Congress will no doubt raise the debt ceiling yet again.

None of this is incompetence; it is deliberate destruction.

Two hundred and forty-five years ago, the drafters of the Declaration of Independence set forth their reasons for wanting to "dissolve the political bonds" that tied the American colonies to the British throne. Governments derive their powers "from the consent of the governed," they wrote, and the colonists no longer consented to the king's rule.

"Whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends," they continued, "it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness."

Our federal government has become destructive to the ends for which it was originally created. If we cannot, with the existing means at our disposal, impel those whom we have elected to return to the business of protecting and defending America and its citizens, then perhaps it is time to abolish it.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bidenadmin; doindep; foundingfathers; joebiden

1 posted on 09/23/2021 3:32:20 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

China and big business pay better than We the People. Many of our elected representatives who are supposed to be representing our interests and those of the USA have found legal and indirect ways to take bribes from those who are often working against our interests. The Biden family comes to mind.

2 posted on 09/23/2021 4:05:10 AM PDT by Cecily
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To: Kaslin

The problem is that “government that works for us” is different for Democrats as it is for Republicans.

3 posted on 09/23/2021 4:07:23 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: Kaslin

“The government that works for us”

Is that a joke! After faked impeachment of a pro American POTUS twice, election fraud and staged insurrection, and devaluation of the currency, you somehow believe this government cares about us? The difference between democrats and republicans not in office is that the Democrats somehow believe that we should be working for the government. For those of different political parties in government, we are all prey.

We will have to see how long a government, by the government, for the government, survives. Make no mistake, this isn’t a Republic anymore.

4 posted on 09/23/2021 4:37:00 AM PDT by Pete Dovgan
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To: Kaslin

Secession is the only option at this point.

5 posted on 09/23/2021 4:39:49 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn...)
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To: Kaslin

As Americans we have an OBLIGATION to be sure the government works for us. If we don’t follow our obligation, we cede the “right” to have such a government.

6 posted on 09/23/2021 5:05:25 AM PDT by brownsfan (For conservatives, we have taxation without representation.)
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To: Kaslin

Now you understand why Biden has implemented his open border policy to the world, which is now changing our country forever.

Joe Biden: “ Whites will be an ABSOLUTE Minority in America - That’s a Source of Our Strength.” By Chris Knight
Friday, 26 February 2021
Biden’s agenda for the Great Replacement of white Americans


7 posted on 09/23/2021 5:15:41 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Kaslin

Our government was designed to administrate, not “run” everything.

Just like any factory that PRODUCES a product… you have the folks actually doing the work, and then you have an administrative office taking care of the paperwork.

When was the last time you saw a factory having been completely taken over by its administrative office?

8 posted on 09/23/2021 6:19:52 AM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: central_va

Plain old ordinary rebellion might work as well. I do agree, secession sounds good as long as the liberals will move from the free states.

9 posted on 09/23/2021 8:24:23 AM PDT by GingisK
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To: Kaslin

“WE have a right to a government that works for us”

I don’t know about that. We have a right to self-government, broadly defined. How that government is installed and what it’s scope of authority is is the question of the hour.

One thing, though, is perfectly clear - voting is not going to get us there.

10 posted on 09/23/2021 8:26:50 AM PDT by Jim Noble (The nation cannot be saved until the GOP is destroyed)
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To: central_va

<>Secession is the only option at this point.<>

<>Plain old ordinary rebellion might work as well<>

Okay. Rebellion/secession. Then what? What happens during and afterward?

11 posted on 09/23/2021 3:16:17 PM PDT by Jacquerie (
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To: Cecily
As Americans, We Have the Right To a Government That Works For Us


We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,
 that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,
 that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--
That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men,
 deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --
That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends,
 it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government,
 laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form,
 as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes;
 and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable,
 than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design
 to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government,
 and to provide new Guards for their future security.--
Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies;
 and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government.
The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations,
 all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.
To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

12 posted on 09/24/2021 4:06:32 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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