by Jim Valenti
I am for federal government, but it must be limited, according to its inspired constitutional constraints and no more.
One of the true roles of OUR federal government is to protect this nation. There are other roles specified in the Constitution which the federal government is obligated to perform and which they are very good at, however, the number of proper roles is precisely limited. When the federal government chooses to get into things it is not designed for, failure is certain.
Our federal government has become too big and wants to be the mother of all. Certain past and current societal circumstances prove government should shed herself of all of her misguided, unconstitutional maternal instincts and let her people work out their salvation. The government must not interfere with individual freedom blossoming. In fact, the more government figuratively attempts to become our mother, the more she smothers; the more her incompetence shines through and hence, the more the individual suffers.
She’ll squash dreams through dependency. She’ll eradicate self-esteem through bondage. She’ll promise and promise and promise and very seldom, if ever, deliver. Thus, trust in and of our government is a very fleeting thing.
The more government plays inappropriate roles in our lives the worse the smothering, unneeded suffering and incompetence becomes. Worse than that, if we allow it, we could lose our freedom to choose. We must reclaim the authority we have under our founding fathers and the constitution.
Authority must come from WE, THE PEOPLE, through our constitution, for OUR government to function with God ordained approbation.
If WE, THE PEOPLE, do not have the authority to grant government its operations, then, by truthful extension, our government cannot take upon itself the authority to grant itself whatever it wants or needs. The decisions of a constitutionally educated, WE, THE PEOPLE, cannot and must not be ignored.
Each state under our REPUBLIC, has the authority to determine its own destiny. We are not a democracy, as many countries of the world are and as many US politicians and average US citizens think so. The United States is purposefully different. It is a republic. The feds do not come first, but last in line. Our republic necessitates power come from the bottom up, not the top down.
Our founding fathers weep from the sadness of our nation going so adrift, particularly after they gave future generations like yours and mine warning upon warning to adhere to these inspired constitutional principles and govern correctly.
One of our founding fathers, NOAH WEBSTER, has stated the following: By the way, his counsel applies to every level of government.
Noah Webster – “History of the United Sates”, 1832
“When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting for public officers, let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers, “just men who will rule in the fear of God.” The preservation of [our] government depends on the faithful discharge of this Duty; if the citizens neglect their Duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted; laws will be made, not for the public good so much as for selfish or local purposes; corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to execute the Laws; the public revenues will be squandered on unworthy men; and the rights of the citizen will be violated or disregarded.”
In George Washington’s farewell address on September 17, 1796 he has strongly suggested the following:
“However, political parties may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.”
We are seeing today a potent engine which is cunning, ambitious and unprincipled. We see subversion from Washington, D. C. and from some localities. The power of the people has been temporarily usurped. I am confident we can get our power back through proper education and individual participation in our political process.
Forget not, it has taken over a century for us to get into this position. It won’t be that long if we push back and speak for limited government at all levels of society. We must stand for these right things and act upon them.
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