Thursday, July 05, 2012

He Has Refused to Pass Other Laws for the Accommodation of Large Districts of People

After enjoying another July 4th in this greatest of all nations, I relished in re-reading the Declaration of Independence. It reaffirms itself as the main document that states our unalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. A divinely inspired text if there ever was one.

As we witness similarities between our modern Presidents and King of Great Britain in the mid-1700s, we see a "history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states." Fact #3 of the Declaration of Independence states:
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
Today, like in colonial times, America has drifted away from a representational form of government to one of special interests driven by large money and its associated bribery.

Many of our elected federal representatives -- House and Senate -- have its constituencies in mind when they vote on laws. However, the voices of the majorities are more often than not ignored in favor of some feel-good policies and related laws that are beyond the scope of government and which are also un-fundable.

The right of representation is a citizen's main voice into government. When that voice cannot be heard, is usurped by legal wrangling or by an Executive that elects to enforce or not enforce the laws as he sees fit, our liberty is greatly demised.

Congress has figured out how to become a lesser branch of government. The three-legged stool that is our Constitutional government is significantly out of balance.

Fact #3 of the Declaration of Independence applies today as it did in the mid-1700s.

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