Here we are with a new President and it seems that every time I turn on the news more people are protesting the new administration. And while there are many that are peacefully protesting, there are many that are not. So much for this famous peaceful transfer of power that we were so famous for.
I believe that we must hold the elected representatives in this country to a high standard when it comes honestly, integrity, and kindness. They have sworn to uphold the Constitution of the United States.
Regardless of how one feels about the outcome of the election, it’s over, said and done. One person was elected, the other lost. End of story, or is it.
I don’t believe that many of the protester are looking for some sort of coup because they think the election was stolen or they simple disagree with the new guy. I would pray, hope that they still believe in the U.S. Constitution and our form of government – Many have sacrificed everything so that we can live in freedom.
However, I believe that there are many that would support a violent coup and take down our government, I fell that many are looking for some form of anarchy.
As it is often said – Freedom is not free and with Freedom comes responsibilities. As Eleanor Roosevelt said- “Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry his own weight, this is a frightening prospect.”
So, what kind of Government does the United States have? Many say that we are a democracy, but we are really a Constitutional Republic –
I believe it’s important, very important that we all understand this and what it means so be part of it – The US Constitution set in motion how things will be done –
As a constitutional republic, the United States government is controlled by its Constitution, which sets forth the relative political power of the people, the federal government and the state governments. As a federal republic, the power ultimately sits with the people through their ability to elect their federal and state representatives. The federal government is restricted by the sharing of power with the states as delineated in the Constitution. Although some people like to call the United States a democracy, this is technically not the case because people do not directly control legislation, but only do so through their elected representatives. (Source – Reference.com)
We also have a document that goes hand in hand the Constitution call the Bill of Rights, which is,
When the U.S. Constitution was originally written and ratified, it contained a set of blueprints for the government of the United States but did not contain any specific protections for the people. This was a major point of contention for many of the framers of the Constitution, as they had just finished fighting a war to gain independence from a tyrannical government. Finally, a compromise was reached that allowed passage of the Constitution. A series of amendments would be proposed immediately after passage that would provide certain guarantees for the citizens of the country.
Seventeen amendments were proposed, and 12 of these were sent to the states for approval. On Dec. 15, 1791, 10 amendments were ratified by the states, creating the Bill of Rights as it is known today. Some of the most well-known protections granted by these amendments include freedom of religion, freedom of speech, the right to bear arms, the right to a trial by jury and the protection from unlawful search and seizure of property. (Source, Reference.com)
I guess the button line is that we first need to know what we have and how it was developed – What was the Vision of the Founding Fathers.
So Maybe the we need to teach it in the schools, in the home, take time out and see what the Nation/country is all about –
Read the Declaration of Independence – Study it and it words – Look for the story behind it, and the lives that were given up for it. Then study the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Once we understand these documents, and we all have a responsibility to understand them, then we can work on getting our government back on track.
Remember, we are a constitutional republic, and if we don’t like those that were voted to represent us, then vote them out. That is how change will take place.
Change will not take place if we sling hate.
An educated citizen, one that things with their head and not their emotions is how we can fix this broken and divide country.
PREAMBLE of the Constitution of the United States
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.