The People's Government

            The Declaration of Independence starts off talking about the “people’s ability to dissolve political bands, which have connected them with another.” Then it continues with “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal.” Once again, the Declaration of Independence depicts “the people’s right to alter or to abolish it,” which would be a destructive policy or individual who optimizes the ability not to uphold and interpret the Constitution and ignores the people. The Articles of Confederation, Article III, states “The said states hereby severally enter into a firm league of friendship with each other, for their common defense, the security of their liberties, and their mutual and general welfare.” Basically, it is the ability of the people to control their government. In the end, “The people chose to abolish the government.”

            Then we have the inviolable “Constitution,” that begins with, “We the people of the United States.” Article I section 1 gives the people the ability to choose their representatives among the people of each state. Section 3 tells how senators are selected, what they can do, procedures, thanks to the 17th Amendment which allows the people to elect their leader. Article II also gives “the people the ability to vote for president, along with the outdated electoral college.

            It would seem that this country was formed by the people, for the people. Article IV Section 2 gives “the people” privileges and immunities of citizens in several states. We are guaranteed in every state a Republican form of government, Article IV Section 4. With the Constitution, Bill of Rights, the people of this “republic” have copious ways to control the federal Government or bureaucrats who try to create their own personal utopia. One such method is preexisting state common law writ that Article I Section 9 protected against undue suspension, thus confirming state governments through their courts could and should prevent malodorous federal laws. Publius or Alexander Hamilton remarked, “If the federal government invaded the people’s rights, Americans could turn to states as instruments of redress. Any state judge issuing a habeas writ against a lawless president would not be defying but rather enforcing the Constitutions Supremacy Clause, which made the Constitution the supreme law, predominant over contrary presidential decree.” A president would most likely challenge the assertions in federal court and claim, acting under the scope of the Constitution.

            The Supremacy Clause, Necessary and Proper Clause, and the Commerce Clause are just are just some tools in the tool box called “The Constitution,” written and approved by the people, for the procurement of our freedoms and liberties. These same tools used to benefit the people are being used to control the people. Forcing the people into commerce so that they will be forced to buy healthcare through the Commerce Clause, forget competition, let’s control the people’s ability choose. Let’s control speech, thoughts, and the people who voice their concerns about government, even though the people who want to control say the most egregious comments. This country was founded on the premise of “We the People,” as I briefly stated, the axiom of this country was for the people to control the government, not the other way around. Let us not completely lose “We the People,” for a thralldom country and an oligarchy government. “We the People” started this country so “We the People” can keep this country.