Friday, May 16, 2008

We the People: The Highest Power on Earth

In His infinite wisdom, God allowed the creation of a nation with a government of the people and by the people. In this nation, the highest power on earth is to be the people. We know this nation as the United States of America.

Our elected representatives are servants. Our police are servants. Our judges, military, and presidents are all servants of 'We the people'. We are the highest power in our government.

Why, then, do people constantly blabber on about being 'subject to authority'? WE ARE THE AUTHORITY. Yes, we have hired representatives to create the rule of law, and we have agreed to abide by the laws created that conform with the certain inalienable rights bestowed upon us by our creator, and laid out in our Constitution, but we ARE NOT subject to any higher power in government other than ourselves. The highest power in our Republic is US.

Our public servants are subject to us. They should honor us, fear us, and render tribute to us as we demand. Being elected into our representative government is a job of servatude, not a position of power or ultimate authority. If they pass or interpret legislation in opposition to the will of the people and their Constitution, the people have the right to remove them.

Our elected public servants have attempted to usurp our authority. They've convinced many of us that they have a higher power than the people. It's a lie. Our Declaration of Independence reserved the right of the people to change it's form of government, should it become corrupt and tyrannical.

The problem we face is that many people don't realize the power we've allowed our public servants to believe they have. Our rights are slowly being stripped away. It's like looking at yourself in the mirror every day, how you don't see the changes taking place, but when you look at a picture of yourself from a few years ago, you see a dramatic difference. We need to look at the picture of our governmental power before to recognize how much we've given away.

The biggest, most obvious change we should be able to see is the fear our government tries to instill in us. Would you be afriad of someone who painted your house, or cut your grass? Would you be afraid of the guy who cleans your carpets? Why, then, are you to be afraid of our public servants?

"They have the guns," is the answer I hear most. Well, why do they have the guns? Because we've slowly allowed them to tell us we don't need them, and that they're 'unsafe'. We've allowed our government to keep standing armies, convert our militias into divisions of the central government's army, and intimidate us by random checkpoints setup by our police, who now recognize the central government as their ultimate authority, not the people they are sworn to protect and SERVE.

I don't fear our public servants. God did not set them as the highest power in our country; He made US the highest power. They are the ones doing the evil works. They are the ones resisting their ordained authorities. They are refusing to honor, fear, tribute, or to recognize the customs of their higher power, the people. For this, they will ultimately have to answer not only to us, but to God. (Romans 13)

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Blogger Don said...

We the people have the God given right to be the highest human power on earth, but unfortunately too many people fail to exercise their power and have thus forfeited it to government at all levels. Too many people are happy letting government control their lives and destinies because that is the course of least resistance --- sucking on the teats of a “Nanny Government”.

On the level I concentrate on (Alabama government, where I might have more of an effect than national government)I’ve devoted over 4 years to the singular cause of helping Alabama to become the 25th Initiative and Referendum state which would give Alabamians a tool to use to have a real voice in the government we supposedly own and certainly finance. On my website I set forth what I think Alabamians need to do in order to finally have a state government that is truly one of, by, and for the people (See http://www.doctoriq.com/youcan.htm).
I’m still looking for someone to step forward and lead the grassroots movement required to see that become a reality. I’m also looking, now, for someone who can take over for me at what I have been doing when I’m no longer physically or mentally able to do it (and to work with me in the meantime). That time may not be too far in the future.

11:37 AM  
Blogger Don said...

I forgot to check the "email follow up", so I just came back to do that.

11:43 AM  
Blogger Tonewah said...

Thanks for the comment, Don.

You're dead on.

I've been to your site, and I TOTALLY agree with the need for the I&R. I'm just afraid none of our elected public officals really care what the people want, anymore. I don't even know if my elected state 'representation' even reads the letters/emails I send.

1:33 PM  
Blogger Don said...

Did you read “WHAT EVERY CIVIC MINDED VOTER NEEDS TO DO” @ http://www.doctoriq.com/youcan.htm ? You have to scroll down the page a bit to find it.

Greater minds than mine who support the idea of bringing I&R to Alabama agree with me that it will require loud and long pressure from the grassroots to obtain it. To me, pressure means scaring recalcitrant legislators into complying with the wishes of their constituents.

For instance, Mo Brooks in Huntsville says the following @ http://www.doctoriq.com/mobrooks.htm: “In my view no version of I&R will pass absent (1) a strong, grass-roots effort (that I don't foresee rising any time soon) or (2) an elevation of the issue by a Governor, Lt. Governor, Speaker of the House or President of the Senate. It is in this vein that I suggest you focus your efforts on convincing one of the above four to make I&R an issue. If you are successful, everything else will follow.” Representative Mike Ball who authored and introduced our I&R constitutional amendment also agrees that it will take a lot of grassroots pressure for it to be passed by the legislature.

My effort has been directed at convincing Alabama voters to [1] familiarize themselves with how Ball’s proposed legislation would benefit all Alabamians if it were enacted and made a part of our constitution, [2] to begin to apply pressure on the two members of the legislature that are supposed to represent them and keep it up at least every few weeks, and [3] contact every voter they know in the state and convince them to do the same things they have done. Ball’s bill, HB423 in the 2008 regular session, can be read, studied, and filed from http://www.doctoriq.com/bama's%20I&R%20bill.htm, but if that link doesn’t work for some reason it can be located on my menu page in the lower right corner of The Formulary @ http://www.doctoriq.com/list.htm. Just click on “Alabama's I&R Bill”.

From the time I embarked on this endeavor a bit over 4 years ago I’ve been searching for someone to lead a grassroots movement, or at least help me and take over for me if I should become no longer physically or mentally unable to continue. That time may not be far away.

On the national level, working to continue Ron Paul’s revolution is essential, but on the state level I believe making Alabama the 25th I&R state is paramount if we ever want to have a better state government.

11:02 AM  

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