Representative Government

When the elected representatives of the people ignore the clearly expressed will of the people, in order to pass legislation that is unwanted by the people, what do you do?

The Declaration of Independence put it like this:

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...

Powerful stuff. You can read the whole thing here. Highlighting is mine.

The senators and representatives in congress, as well as President Obama, are ignoring the expressed will of their constituents by proceeding with ramming through this health care reform bill. And they are doing it in secret, behind closed doors, shutting out the Republicans, the news media, and the public. Kind of makes you wonder what they have to hide.

So again, what happens when our elected representatives, senators and President ignore the will of the people? At present, 52% of the population actively oppose passing ANY health care reform at this time. Only 42% are in favor. Yet the senators and congressmen and Obama are determined to pass this legislation, come hell or high water.

Not to mention spending our country into oblivion (with money we haven’t earned yet! this is OUR money!), and trying to pass draconian taxation by way of their now-proven-fraudulent Cap and Trade Bill; and many other things which horrify most of us.

Fortunately, in the United States, we can reward these people at the elections in November by kicking them out, in a legal process provided to us by our forefathers.

Tyranny is defined as “cruel, unreasonable, or arbitrary use of power or control”. It bothers me quite a bit that this administration is edging in that direction.   Ignoring the will of the people – isn’t that tyranny?

Passing bills in the face of massive opposition is the height of arrogance. The fact is, Democrats and liberals think they know what is better for you than you do. Arrogance.

Stop it. Now. Express your opinion to your congress-critters. VOTE in the mid-term elections later this year. Fire these unruly employees of ours!


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