In the days since the election, we have seen an erosion of trust in our government that staggers the imagination. There has always been some mistrust, which is healthy, but it has exploded in recent months to an almost conspiritory level.
How do we get that trust in our government restored without a complete revolution. Then again, a small revolution might just be a healthy thing. In 2010 it will be a time of healing, or a time of casting off junk, which will usher in a new season of hope. How long that season is will depend on how engaged we, the people, remain. If we settle back, thinking we’ve done all we need to do, we will have the same issues we have now staring us in the face. If we keep the pressure on our Congressmen, and the White House, we will continue to win our fights. We still need to remind them what can happen if they don’t listen. We can still vote them out of office. We can also march around their office in their state , and their office in Washington. If ACORN can do it so can we.
We are the ones who must restore Washington to its original condition, but reformation will have to come from our Senators and Representives, but if they lack the intestinal fortitude, we’ll have to help them along, or out the door. The first step toward building trust in our government should be to get rid of most of the bureaucracy. The bureaucracy molds and shapes policy by writing bills, and policies. They consult the congress, and bring their spin on all legislation. If the bureaucrat is a liberal, of course, there will be a liberal twist to all their consultations, and writing of bills and policies. Also, if the government is whittled down, bureaucrats will not be needed.
Trust in our government is the result of the restoration and reformation of that entity. We must remind our elected representatives in Washington that we are watching, and are actively engaged in the fight for this nation’s liberty and freedom, because when our nation is free and under our own Constitution, there will be a trust built up. But, corruption and cheap tricks will not be tolerated. Senators and representatives must read and reread the bills, No outside agency may, at any time, write a bill, only congress is allowed to write a bill. That is stated in the Constitution. “Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States; If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a Law. But in all such Cases the Votes of both Houses shall be determined by Yeas and Nays, and the Names of the Persons voting for and against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House respectively. If any Bill shall not be returned by the President within ten Days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the Same shall be a Law, in like Manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their Adjournment prevent its Return, in which Case it shall not be a Law.” There is no provision for a simple majority vote in the Senate in the Constitution. That rule came into being as a parliamentary rule in the 1980s. It was only to be used for revenue bills. If this is used to pass the healthcare act, that act will be an unconstitutional bill automatically. Whether it would be judged that way, or not would depend upon whether someone would sue to stop that bill from becoming a law.
Reformation and restoration of our Republic depends on our being watchmen on the wall searching for any activity that would attempt to destroy that Republic. We are the people the Constitution speaks to and about. We are the one who are endowed by our Creator to be equal, and these other positions. We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, 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. We are the people of the United States, and it is up to us to preserve it, with God’s help.