We, The People Of The United States Of America, Have The Legitimate
Authority And Responsibility To Govern Our Own Country - free from
domination by the Neo-Conservatives and their deregulated corporate
By Rev. Bill McGinnis, Director - LoveAllPeople.org
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Every American receives a legitimate inheritance, handed down by those who
lived and died here before us; and that inheritance is our Government, as
set forth by our Constitution. This Constitution gives to each American
the exact same rights and protections it gives to every other American,
including an equal share in the power of Government.
The American People of an earlier time created this Government, and they
clearly announced its purposes and objectives . . .
"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."
- Preamble to the United States Constitution
And we, the American People today, are the "Posterity" mentioned above by
the Founders. We have now inherited the authority and responsibility to
maintain this Government according to the specifications established by
the Constitution. This authority does not belong to any King or any Upper
Class, or Nobility, or Corporations, or Religious Authorities, or Rich
People, or Well-Educated People, or Elected Politicians or any other
special person or group.
The American People are the sovereign power. We are self-governing. Acting
through our Government, under the Constitution, we can make or modify any
or all of the rules by which our economy and our country operate. We make
the laws; and we can unmake them. We create the corporations; and we can
un-create them. We have allowed some people to accumulate disproportionate
wealth and power; and we can disallow it. We even have the power to change
the Constitution, following the procedures set forth in the Constitution
for its own amendment. Our Government is a Democracy; it is ours. And it
belongs equally to all of us.
I hope and pray that We The People will be strong enough, and smart
enough, and diligent enough to take back this wonderful gift we have
inherited, and not let it be soiled and corrupted any further by this
misguided band of Neo-Conservatives who think it now belongs to them
Blessings to you. May God help us all.
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This Document is in the Public Domain, free for everyone to copy and use
and modify any way they choose.
For more information on this subject, please see our review and commentary
on Thom Hartmann's new book, SCREWED - THE UNDECLARED WAR AGAINST THE
MIDDLE CLASS AND WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT, at
http://www.loveallpeople.org/reviewofscrewed.html and at