THE WAY FORWARD

FOR US

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“We the

of the United States,

 in Order to form

a more perfect

 

establish

 

insure

 

provide for the

 

promote the

 

and secure the

 to ourselves

 and our Posterity,

 do ordain and establish

this Constitution

 for the United States of America.”

  • *We're Tired of It

    * We're Tired of It -tired of obstructionism and clandestine politics, -tired of rigid partisanship, while we long, instead, for statesmanship, -tired of tired promises, and being told that matters for the public good cannot get done, -tired of the steady re-distribution of wealth to fiscal elites and the wealthiest persons on earth, -tired of congressional confidences with monied lobbyists rather than the counsel of the electorate, -tired of being told more jobs are created when, in fact, more tax dollars are shifted to "corporate-elites" rather than being used to educate a re-tooled workforce, encourage small businesses, and hire workers to re-build our essential, public infrastructures, -tired of sensationalism and vulgar public discourse, -tired of the elections being bought by "big-money" and their PACs, -tired of fear-mongering to win elections when, instead, our elected agents should be focused on supporting real national-security expertise, in all its most advanced forms, and, -tired of worrying about nourishing the children, treating the mentally ill and addicted, adequately educating our young without crushing debt, providing meaningful work for living wages that provide homes, health, nourishment and well-being for families, and compassionate and effective treatment for our veterans, -tired of stoking awful prejudices and building various kinds of "walls", ...when the focus should be on real strength and general-welfare, at home and abroad. footnote: I like this excerpt from Anti-federalist No. 23: "The preservation of internal peace and good order, and the due administration of law and justice, ought to be the first care of every government. The happiness of the people depends infinitely more on this than it does upon all that glory and respect which nations acquire by the most brilliant martial achievements. And I believe that history will furnish but few examples of nations who have duly attended to these who have been subdued by foreign invaders. If a proper respect and submission to the laws prevailed over all orders of men in our country; and if a spirit of public and private justice, economy, and industry influenced the people, we need not be under any apprehensions but what they would be ready to repel any invasion that might be made on the country. And more than this, I would not wish from them. A defensive war is the only one I think justifiable. I do not make these observations to prove, that a government ought not to be authorized to provide for the protection and defense of a country against external enemies, but to show that this is not the most important, much less the only object of their care." BRUTUS
  • Blessings of Liberty

    Securing the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity may be our most cherished endeavor -- the one for which we are willing to persistently endure and make the ultimate sacrifices. Indeed, securing human rights and individual liberties does require eternal vigilance. Standing together, we the people can correct our vast levels of income and wealth inequality, inaccessible healthcare (including mental healthcare), homelessness, food-insecurity, starvation wages and wage-stagnation, childhood-poverty, burdensome education debts, and unacceptable unemployment -- all of which impinge on individual liberties and require Congressional policy decisions that work for the people, versus for vested-interests working against the best interests of the American people. We have the power, you have the power, to create and share the prosperity of this richest country on earth -- to secure the Blessings of Liberty to all of us and our Posterity. I will stand with you, to stand sentinels together, and to work together, for what is right to protect individual liberties from encroachments from the government itself and to secure the Blessings of Liberty to all.
  • general Welfare,

     Congress has failed us, We the people who entrusted our representatives to do our business for the nation -- not the least of which is promoting the general Welfare. This primary concern and expressed intent of our Founders has become eviscerated over the last 3-4 decades. And, We're tired of it!* We must elect "can-do" congress(wo)men who will be committed to "the real people" -- and, WE CAN make that happen! WE CAN restore real internal strength and a sound economy; WE CAN promote the general Welfare, at home and abroad. We have done it before. We can do it again.
  • common Defence,

    Rather than being bound-up in conflicting ideologies and preyed-upon by the "military-industrial complex," about which President Eisenhower (that great war-hero) warned, let your Congressional Representative be extremely conscientious and able to exercise sound and studied judgment in all matters - foremost, matters impacting the Common Defence. One of the founding fathers, a Federalist, said: "Among the many objects to which a wise and free people find it necessary to direct their attention, that of providing for the SAFETY seems to be the first." Another, Anti-Federalist, proffered these prescient words: "But the safety of the people ... against dangers from FOREIGN force depends not only on their forbearing to give JUST causes of war to other nations, but also on their placing ... themselves in such a situation as not to INVITE hostility or insult; for it need not be observed that there are PRETENDED as well as just causes of war." .... "If they see that our national government is efficient and well administered, our trade prudently regulated, our militia properly organized and disciplined, our resources and finances discreetly managed, our credit re-established, our people free, contented and united, they will be much more disposed to cultivate our friendship than provoke our resentment. If on the other hand .... what a poor pitiful figure will America make in their eyes. How liable would she become not only to their contempt but to their outrage, and how soon would dear-bought experience proclaim that when people or family so divide, it never fails to be against themselves."
  • domestic Tranquility,

    Revolutionary thinking caused our citizens to regard themselves as people having inalienable rights to life, liberty, estate, and the pursuit of happiness -- rather than having rights as subjects of the Crown. Hence, it was, and is, by social contract that the social entity, a limited government, is tasked with preserving individual, personal liberties while protecting the equal political rights of all people to be free from the tyranny of others -- ensuring Domestic Tranquility. (Like charity, peace begins at home!)
  • Justice,

    A Just Government "derives it's power from the consent of the governed." Aside from the Judiciary, the people must depend most closely on their directly-elected Congressional Representative - to justly balance their diverse concerns regarding economic, religious, cultural and secular beliefs and traditions against the power of a single national government, - to prevent elite, privileged groups from dominating national law-making and - to be their eternally-vigilant agent securing their individual liberties and human rights guaranteed by the Constitution and, most especially, its Bill of Rights. Were it not for the Bill of Rights, the "People" would never have consented to be governed under The Constitution of the United States.
  • Union,

    Let us be kind to one another, engage in civil and reasoned discourse, keeping in mind the good of all people and the needs of our nation as a whole. Let us also be the good example that was set for us . . . and for the world. A sort of “Harmonic Convergence" manifested among our founders, eventually bringing about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights -- thereby forming a more perfect Union. It has reverberated throughout the world. Since World War II, many nation-states have patterned their independent constitutions and founding principles from it. The United Nation's Universal Declaration of Human Rights was derived from a more expansive perception of what is possible, world-wide, albeit seemingly stubborn obstacles may persist or arise. Progressively, more and more peoples of the world have embraced our “American ideals”.
  • People

    Watson puts her stamp of approval on "An across-the-aisle Constitutional Amendment to end the era of Citizens United."  She will join the Congressional effort with Walter Jones (NC) AND Rick Nolan (MN) in "their joint bipartisan effort to overturn Citizens United through  the We the People Amendment."  StampStampede.org

 

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