Our form of government was set up to have built in checks and balances so that no one body within the government could get so powerful they could ignore the Constitution and the will of the people. Congress, the President and the Supreme Court individually have powers the others don’t. Ideally, out of control behavior would cause the other two branches to stand up for the interests of the people. We The People have to remain watchful. If officials aren’t honoring their duty to the citizens of our nation, it is our duty to call them to task.
The often discounted and overlooked final check and balance on our government is We The People. Our right to keep and bear arms is addressed in the 2nd Amendment. The authors of the Constitution realized that if people should ever be denied the right to fight, the balance of power is shifted. Any measure that takes away the right to keep and bear arms threatens the balance that keeps bullies from imposing their will indefinitely.
With the events that are occurring right before our eyes, we can’t take lightly the wisdom and the forethought given to our Constitution. Wise men, who could not have imagined the technologies and advances we’ve made since 1776, crafted a document that would protect future generations from tyranny.
Many states are passing resolutions that re-assert the Constitutional rights reserved to the states and to the people in response to the unprecedented actions being taken by the President and Democratically controlled congress. Bailouts, healthcare, and special interest pork spending are not in the interest of the American people.
There are individuals that have a socialist agenda who are systematically attacking our Constitutional rights. If We The People don’t stand up and re-assert our rights as American citizens, we will soon loose the right to speak up and have a dissenting opinion.
Cross Posted on Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.